Guest Author: Scott Bury and Army of Worn Soles

ArmyofWornSolesSynopsis:

A Canadian is drafted into the Soviet Red Army in 1941, just in time to be thrown against Nazi Germany’s invasion in Operation Barbarossa. Caught in the vise of the Nazi and Communist forces, Maurice Bury concentrates on keeping his men alive as they retreat across Ukraine from the German juggernaut. Now the question is: will they escape from the hell of the POW camp before they starve to death?

Reviews:

“This true story is a must-read for so many reasons.”—Gary Henry, author of American Goddesses and reviewer of Honest Indie Book Reviews

“A real sense of the desperate fear that must grip every combatant.” -

“…gripping and emotional. So well written that it will make you suffer and cry with Maurice, and also laugh with him and celebrate when the story requires it.” – Cinta Garcia de la Rosa, author of A Foreigner in London

“a perfect title for this poignant true story” — Emily Stokes, author of the Cassidy Jones adventures

“a short, beautifully written novel”— Frederick Lee Brooke, author of Collateral Damage

“I got a real sense of the desperate fear that must grip every combatant.”—Alan McDermott, author of Gray Justice

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Emily Stone Crime-Thriller Series
by Jennifer Chase
Crime has a new nemesis and her name is Emily Stone. She will continue to hunt serial killers and child abductors as long as they are out there.
This is her life. Tag along with vigilante detective Emily Stone in a first time ever “live action” novel short film. Be sure to watch it full screen, turn up the volume, and enjoy.
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Vigilante Detective Emily Stone is Blog Hopping with Some Awesome Authors

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I heard from a very reliable source that Emily Stone is calling in for some serious back up – for the first time ever.  She is going to be blog hopping with some amazing mystery and thriller authors.  It’s ten authors she wants to watch her back.

It is time for a celebration!

Why?  For the first time ever, the release of Emily Stone’s “live-action” novel film short is going to make all the rounds.

Find out what makes Emily Stone tick.  Watch the novel film short here:

I highly recommend checking out the author’s websites and blogs  listed below.  Just click on each name and peruse the sites to learn about each author, their books, as well as entertaining and informative blog posts.  It’s amazing what you can learn by reading someone’s blog.

Be sure to check back on my blog on the dates listed below for some surprises and new books from these authors.  The blog tour is about to begin.

Remember, it’s a celebration!

BLOG TOUR AUTHOR LINE UP:

October 7th – Scott Bury

October 10th – Caleb Pirtle

October 14 – Douglas Wickard

October 17th – Robert Pruneda

October 21st – Dana Griffin

October 24th – Gary Ponzo

October 28th – Andy Holloman

October 31st – Gary Starta

November 4th – Ben Sobieck

November 7th – Helen Hanson

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THRILLER SERIES REVEAL: Emily Stone Live-Action Film Short

EmilyStone_Stills_006AVigilante detective Emily Stone hunts serial killers and child abductors, covertly and under the law enforcement radar. She uses her fine-tuned skills of criminal profiling and forensic perceptiveness to locate predators that cops cannot or will not find. Those she has rescued have called Emily Stone a phantom detective, angel of justice, and a hero.

How does she do this? She is trained, she is tough, she is serious, and she gets results. By helping the police anonymously by emailing those detectives in charge with an entire, detailed investigation. Her motives or identity has never been questioned.

Crime has a new nemesis and her name is Emily Stone. She will continue to hunt serial killers and child abductors as long as they are out there. This is her life.

Tag along with Emily Stone in a first time ever “live action” novel film short. Be sure to watch it full screen, turn up the volume, and enjoy.

Trust me, you’ll want to see it again!

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This has been a project in the works for some time now. It has been a fantastic experience working with an incredible group of people who made my vision and thriller series come to life. I felt that film short came right out of my books.

I wish to extend a whole-hearted thank you to Andy Palmer of Petri Entertainment who made my vision and books come to life. I could not have imagined this novel film short without his expertise in directing and editing.

Directed by Andy Palmer, Petri Entertainment

Cast: Kim Poirier and Carlos Alazraqui

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Guilt and Text Messages Lead to a Confession after Seventeen Years

Arrested_SCI often focus my writing on individuals show no remorse for the violent acts they have committed and go to great lengths to avoid being captured by authorities. A story out of Arizona this week looks at a very different circumstance – one in which a man likely could have lived out his days without paying for his crimes but felt compelled to hand himself over to the police years after the violence took place.

Matthew Gibson got messages this summer that he could not explain. blogpost1Some of these messages included the name “Anita Townshed,” like the voice mail message in which Gibson was notified that Ms. Townshed’s prescription was ready. Gibson had no idea who Townshed was, but he also never knew the name of the woman he had killed in 1997. So, he came to assume that others had discovered his crime and were warning him that what he had done would come to light.

Gibson then drove from North Carolina all the way to Arizona. He walked into the local police station and confessed to murdering a woman following an evening in his trailer and then dumping her body seventeen years ago. It turns out the woman he had killed was named Barbara Brown Agnew. But, due to his nagging conscience and random messages regarding an entirely different person, Gibson is now serving more than ten years in prison.

While the motivation to confess may have come from misinterpreted communication, Gibson’s decision to share what he had done at least provides closure for a cold case that had gone without answers for nearly two decades.

The development of these events is fascinating. For many of us who were not harboring a dark secret about a distant crime, I imagine that getting someone else’s mail or phone messages would just be seen as an annoyance due to some recordkeeping mishap. In this case, it proved to be the piece needed for a man already feeling remorse and ready to face his punishment to do what he could to make things right in the eyes of the law.

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Losing Yourself in the Evil

Actor Jamie Dornan

Actor Jamie Dornan

When I sit down to write a novel, one of my primary goals is to get inside the minds of my characters. With my background in criminal and forensic psychology, I hope to place my readers within the internal dialogue that occurs in those committing violent acts, the victims who confront this evil, and the members of law enforcement who are trying to bring justice to all involved. When characters are well developed and you can step into their personalities through words on a page, the experience is a powerful one.

For this reason, I was not surprised to read that actor Jamie Dornan was disturbed by the emotional impact of his portrayal of a psychopath for the television program The Fall, one of the most popular shows on the BB2 in decades. He shared that, “You can’t fail to be left slightly scarred by inhabiting someone like that for two seasons . . . you do carry some of that anger and that hatred in you a little bit, especially towards the end of a few months playing him.”

The show has been criticized for its graphic violence but also praised by others for its dissection of a certain twisted world perspective. And Dornan’s reflections reflect both of these views. It is a bit chilling for an actor to admit harboring such unpleasant emotions while seeking to immerse himself in a character, but I imagine his experience is not uncommon. You need to reach a dark place to bring authenticity to such roles.

So I wonder . . . have you allowed yourself to sink so deeply into a book or movie or television program that it was difficult to remove yourself from the grasp of an evil personality, albeit fictional, after it concluded?

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The Disturbing Movies that Use Psychology to Create Fear

blogpost1As the weather begins to turn cooler and the official start of autumn has begun, maybe you are thinking about curling up on the couch with a scary movie as darkness falls. For me, the most frightening movies are not usually the ones in which there is a lot of blood and gore. Instead, the films that stay with me the longest and sometimes keep me up at night are the psychological thrillers – the ones with characters whose twisted affect or lack of basic humanity can make a horror movie captivating. Whether in books or movies or television, I love to see smart work that incorporates what happens inside the minds both of the perpetrators of violence and their victims.

Silence of the Lambs is one great example. While there certainly are a few graphic scenes, the fear and tension mostly comes from the chilling personality of Hannibal Lechter. He can make your skin turn cold with a simple look.

Or how about Psycho? Of course there is the famous shower scene, but I think that Norman Bates’ eyes and his relationship with his “mother” are much more disturbing.

In Primal Fear, starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton, a young man is accused of killing a priest and appears to have taken on multiple personalities as a way of coping with previous abuse. But the truth proves to be much different.

The Blair Witch Project, if you could get past the unsettling camera work that some viewers complained made them sick, was a terrifying “documentary” that was so scary exactly because of what you could not see.

There are so many movies with a powerful psychological component and that could be discussed as part of criminal or forensic psychology course, but I now want to know your favorites.

What are those two or three movies that really have left an impression on you for the terror they inflicted that had nothing to do with physical violence?

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Discovering the Background of a Child Killer

Timothy Jones, Jr. mugshot

Timothy Jones, Jr. mugshot

Whenever we see a news story about an act of violence against a child, one of our first thoughts is to wonder what could be going on inside the mind of a person who would harm one of the most innocent among us. In a story that has grabbed national headlines over the past week, the father of an accused killer is speaking out and sharing that his son’s mental issues did indeed play a role in the heinous crimes with which his son is charged.

Timothy Jones, Jr. has confessed to killing his five young children “by violent means” sometime late last month. He then placed their bodies in garbage bags and dumped their remains along a road in Alabama after several days of travel. He eventually was arrested at a police checkpoint for DUI and the story unfolded from there.

Jones’ father has told the media that his son is not the monster that is being portrayed in the public and that he is concerned his son will not get the psychiatric attention he needs while behind bars. He insisted that his son was a loving dad. But an investigation also has revealed a messy divorce that took place following an affair between Jones’ wife and a neighbor and resulted in Timothy Jones, Jr. having primary physical custody of the children, previous complaints filed with child protective services, and observations of the five children being dirty, hungry, and not in school.

There also is the detail of Jones’ use of a synthetic marijuana plant and the discussion being had in legal and medical circles about the effect that these chemicals can have on one’s judgment and even sense of reality.

The real tragedy, what cannot be forgotten, is that five little kids lost their lives. It makes no sense. But it is important that we try to understand, to look into Jones’ background and psychological history and relationships, so that law enforcement and social services will be better equipped to prevent such a horrible crime from happening next time.

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