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Is there interest in this? Free book – please share with others.

Hello all,

I’m at the stage now with my writing where I’m looking at some of my old (unpublished novels) and know that I’m never going to submit them for publication for one reason or another. Usually, it’s because they twist genres a bit and it ends up not being as strongly viable in a commercial sense.

However, I am wondering if there’s interest in getting a cheap (free) read for you folks with the full knowledge that I may not do much more than just the single title I share? [I of course have many other titles that I do plan on putting out, mostly in the SF or Thriller genres, and not to belabor the obvious, but since they’re more recently written, they probably benefit from more experience by yours truly.]

Just so you know, the title that I plan on sharing is called CODE BREAKER. It is a thriller, but it does have some fantasy elements in it, so from a traditional publication point of view, I’ve been shot down completely and utterly.

I did get some very nice comments from some folks, I suppose I can share them:

“Michael Rothman’s THE CODE BREAKER is an engaging, fast-paced thriller with a great premise and very real characters. Will please fans of Dean Koontz and The Da Vinci Code.”
     — Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars.

“Michael Rothman’s THE CODE BREAKER takes the reader on a roller-coaster of a ride, moving from intrigue, to excitement, and beyond that into the realm of profound.  This isn’t just a good book, this one is truly epic.”
     — David Farland, New York Times Bestselling, Award-winning Author

“Action, mystery and supernatural elements make this novel a grab bag of genres, but a driven narrative and resolute protagonist pull it all together.”
     — Kirkus Reviews

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For those on the fence, I’ll share a sample below. Again, for those signing up on the mailing list, I will share the entire book, although you might have to bear with me for a bit while I figure out the best logistics to do manage sharing that with only the folks on my mailing list.

To sign up for my mailing list, you should see on the right-hand side of the page “Follow Blog” with a space for your e-mail address. It should hopefully be self-explanatory after that.

For those who are curious, here’s a high-level summary:

As far as twenty-year-old Jeremiah’s concerned, his life vanished five years ago with the fevers that nearly killed him and wiped his memory.  But with the illness came a strange new gift–the ability to hear the thoughts of others.

Only when Jeremiah comes home from work to discover a dead KGB agent does he find himself fleeing the only life he knew.

Trying to evade a past he cannot remember, his escape catapults him into a world involving covert military operations, missing Soviet-era explosives and a two-thousand-year-old prophecy that predicted his birth.

And here’s the first chapter.



Starting a  New Life

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A sample scene … introducing Nate Carrington

While other stories wend their way through the editing/pitch/publishing process, I am working on a medical thriller and figured I’d share a short scene I’d literally just written. I’m introducing one of the characters in the story, he’s an FBI forensic examiner, 48, and the first scene you encounter him is this one:

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ICE CREAM BREAD (Two ingredients! No, not a joke)

I posted this same recipe on Facebook and it went viral (110,000+ shares), and since it has been a while since I posted a recipe on my blog, here you go.

ICE CREAM BREAD (Two ingredients! No, not a joke)

(Perfect for making with the kids and infinite varieties)

Makes One 8 x 4 loaf

  • 2 Cups Ice Cream, any flavor, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Self-Rising Flour

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People Have Lost Their Minds

So many people have lost their mind and those of you who are rabble-rousing need a time out.


People sometimes see what they want to see in anyone’s message.

I’m not here to debate politics, I try to leave this blog to literary things and whimsy, however, if you believe that the only way to interpret someone’s behavior is the way YOU personally interpret it, then you’re a flawed human being.

Two well-meaning people can see exactly the same thing and come away with totally different views on what they’ve seen.

So regardless of the issue, if people don’t see it the way you do, that does NOT make them evil, racist, stupid or crazy.

And yes, that even means followers of Trump or Hillary – none of them are necessarily any of those things, but if you insist that they are, even by proxy, then YOU are the problem.

I’ll add fuel to the fire and say that I hate celery! There, I finally did it. I’ve admitted it publicly and I don’t care if it is your favorite vegetable. I hate it. But I know that others can appreciate that it might not be of the Devil and even might serve some culinary purpose – so I accept that. I’ll need to tolerate you celery lovers, even though you’re all possibly deranged – I’ll try to keep my thoughts about your disgusting celery habits to myself.  😆

That is all….