Author Spotlight: Alan Nayes

Happy Friday, everyone! I have another guest post today, Alan Nayes, author of BARBARY POINT and GARGOYLES. Alan is a great guy and an ambitious writer. I mean, this guy is a writing machine! I think you’ll enjoy his post. Take it away, Alan!

Hi Michelle. First, I would like to thank you for inviting me to your blog. I initially met Michelle back in April before coming out with my book BARBARY POINT. I was on kindle boards trying to glean as much information as I could regarding indie publishing when I came across this really compelling cover—THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS. The novel sounded like a great read so I contacted the author who happened to be Michelle Muto. I asked some questions regarding formatting and cover art and like everyone else on the boards, she was very helpful. Then we crossed paths again on the Indie Authors Unite Facebook page. And that’s what brought me here to introduce myself as well as tell the readers about my upcoming projects.

I’m basically a Texas guy living in southern California. Love it here, but I get back to my home state as much as possible. I started writing in college, but it was music. Very quickly I learned I couldn’t sing well—actually not at all–so I took a hiatus from writing until I moved to California where I took some classes in creative writing to relax. Little did I realize then that writing is anything but relaxing—for me anyway. Now reading, that’s relaxing.

My novel BARBARY POINT was released in mid June and is selling on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and will soon be available on Smashwords. BARBARY POINT is a love story about a young ambitious woman who is engaged to a wealthy older man. When Kelly English has to fly back to Wisconsin to close out her father’s estate, the last thing on her mind is falling in love—again. But that is what happens when Kelly meets a fishing guide while taking care of business at her father’s place on Lake Winnebago. It will make you smile, laugh, and probably cry—though the tears won’t be because of the price. Only 99 cents!

In June, I plan on releasing GARGOYLES as an ebook. GARGOYLES is a biomedical thriller about a beautiful premed student who becomes a surrogate mother in order to help pay for her mother’s cancer therapy. By signing the contract, though, Amoreena Daniels is unaware she’s just become a pawn in a high-stakes game of biomedical experimentation. Only when the baby begins to move—much too early—does she begin to suspect everything is not quite right with the pregnancy. Oh damn!

Then in July, THE UNNATURAL will be released. THE UNNATURAL is a biomedical thriller/horror story and will leave you guessing until the very end. When a cryonics experiment goes horribly awry, a serial killer is loosed on the city of Los Angeles that leaves even seasoned homicide detectives and coroners questioning the evidence. THE UNNATURAL is a tale of cryonics, sex, revenge, murder and the bizarre hybrid creature that leaves an entire city cowering in fear.

In August I switch gears and plan to release RETURN TO UNDERLAND, a children’s tale about a couple of kids who discover this real strange cave. How strange—you’ll have to wait until August.

Other stories are in the works, including SMILODON, the story of a huge cat that terrorizes a small town in the Pacific Northwest and PLAGUE, a riveting sequel to GARGOYLES.

Check out Alan and his books here:


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