Good morning Authors and Readers. Sharing the morning news from Oceanview Publishing, written by Bob Gussin.

Go check them out. I have them listed as one of my favorite publishers at the top menu of my blog, and have listed their submission guidelines and such.



The kids are back in school. Vacationers have returned home. Life for many of us is returning to normal—summer is about over—it’s September!

This month Oceanview released ON EDGE by Albert Ashforth, an Afghanistan-based thriller that not only thrills, but enlightens us about a real-life disaster—the largest bank fraud in the history of the world—and it happened in Afghanistan. The book is off to a great start, beginning with a launch party and signing at Mysterious Books, that iconic Manhattan book store owned by book maven Otto Penzler. Thanks go out to Otto and his incredible manager, Ian, for hosting this event. Even if you are not a thriller fan, you’ll appreciate the reality of this rare insight into how Afghanistan functions “On Edge.”

In October, we continue the excitement with the launch of A KIND OF JUSTICE by Renee James. This incredible story is a social tour d’ force, wrapped around a gripping mystery. Bobbi Logan, a statuesque transgender woman, has become one of Chicago’s most celebrated hair stylists and salon owner. But her impossibly perfect life falls apart quickly on several fronts and perhaps, worst of all, she becomes a suspect in a bizarre ritual murder. Jodi Picoult, New York Times best-selling author says, “…Renee James takes the reader on a whirlwind ride, while subtly revealing the honest heartbreaks and successes of the trans community. A welcome, diverse addition to the writing world.” A timely topic, for sure, an endearing story, and a writer superb!

Other good news from Oceanview!

Our November release, GOLIATH by Shawn Corridan and Gary Waid, received a coveted starred review from Publishers Weekly, who called it “…a riveting first novel.” We’ll say more about this “Goliath” title in next month’s newsletter, so stay tuned.

Also, LITTLE LAMB LOST by Margaret Fenton made the Amazon Weekly Best-Seller list. Congratulations, Margaret, on this prestigious milestone!

Finally, and sadly, the inevitable has happened. Our July book, MANHATTAN LOCKDOWN by Paul Batista, has turned out to be prophetic. Terrorist bombs have hit Manhattan. Batista’s book explores the ramifications that follow such a horrific catastrophe. A prime example of fiction predicting reality. A very sad and frightening reality and our prayers go out to those who suffered.

Please see some excellent opportunities below. And keep on reading.

  • The Borzoi Killings by Paul Batista – $.99 through 9/20
  • The Comfort of Black by Carter Wilson – $.99 through 9/20
  • Collateral Damage by H. Terrell Griffin – $.99 though 9/25
  • The Laura Nelson Collection – all four books in the series for $.99 through 9/27
  • A Kind of Justice by Renee James – $.99 10/4-10/11
  • The Perfect Assassin by Ward Larsen – $.99 10/7-10/14


Oceanview Publishing



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