Sorry, don’t know what that headline means but right now both my novels are on sale for a pathetically low price of 99 cents. This is an historic sale, by the way, because it is happening in history and it is a sale.
The Language of Bears: Strange, seriocomic “historical fantasy” about, in summary, the birth and death of America. Astute readers who enjoyed Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude will like find this book worth a read. Kirkus Reviews called it “a smart, literate, odd, and skillfully written tour de force.” They’re right! And it’s only 99 cents until October 22!
The Rabbit Skinners: This mystery-suspense novel concerns nearly superhuman FBI Agent James Strait, who suffers a catastrophic fall from grace when he develops a rare medical condition that causes dizzy spells. Forced into disability, he returns to his small Arizona hometown, where a little girl asks him to use his skills to find her missing friend. Readers Favorite described The Rabbit Skinners in this way:
The Rabbit Skinners by John Eidswick is fully comparable and sometimes superior to any Jack Reacher or Lucas Davenport novel on the market. Such comparison is meant to convey just how good this book is. Besides the meticulously satisfying plot, this deftly-paced mystery thriller checks every box included in the mythical Writer’s Guide to Writing. Namely, dialogue is pitched so finely tuned that one actually hears the characters speaking; these characters themselves are so well sketched, one thinks he must have met them somewhere before; and the myriad tiny details necessary to establish place are so lavishly but unobtrusively sprinkled throughout that one feels (and hears, and smells) himself to be fully there in person. And all of this precision writing skill is devoted to telling a marvelously plotted story about a 9-year-old missing girl…a truly exciting and highly enjoyable read.
And it’s only 99 cents cheap until October 22!
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The novel works so well (because) the characters themselves are so memorable. Eidswick assembles a large cast, from self-doubting, world-shy Adam to Daisy, his fearlessly questioning younger sister, to Reverend Calvin Branch, desperate to return the town to the piousness his father inspired, to Wandabella Shrenker, the gossipy shopkeeper with a penchant for designing garish dresses and cooking mice into biscuits. Eidswick gives us glimpses into the heads of most of his characters, making the town feel truly alive with fully realized human beings. Even characters who do bad things are given a chance to explain themselves through internal monologue so that his imagined world comes across as complex and vivid as our own.
The combination of world-building, character development, and expert plotting makes for a compelling yarn, but THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS is also more than that. It’s a novel with something to say. By drawing on Puritan America for inspiration, Eidswick is able to examine both the harmful legacies the United States has inherited from that past, as well as the things of value it has cast aside. Even though it’s set in an imagined town isolated in time and space, THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS is full of lessons for the present day. After reading BOOK ONE: THE POLYPS OF CHRIST, you’ll anxiously await whatever intrigue and wisdom Eidswick has planned for BOOK TWO.” -IndieReader
It hits almost every single one of my wants when it comes to a fiction book and then some. – MI Book Reviews
This book is like reading a fairy tale after consuming a box of magic mushrooms…the surprise hit of the year. – Two Bald Mages