“Dead Air” wins another award!

What a way to end the year! Another award for “Dead Air”. The book won Honorable Mention in the New England Book Festival. 

More congratulations to my creators, Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid. Hope all of you who have a Kindle downloaded the book for free. The offer ends at midnight December 31st.

Happy New Year!!

-Sammy

Sammy Greene series adds Mensa award to long list of prizes!

This has been a wonderful year for both Sammy Greene thrillers! The first in the series, “Dead Air” just recently won First Place in the Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association, First Place USA Best Books (thriller), and the Silver Medal President’s Award from the Florida Publisher’s Association. It also won an IPPY Award from Independent Publishers. “Devil Wind”, the second the the series just became a finalist for the Mensa Sharp Writ Award. It  also won First Place in the Royal Palm Literary Award, was a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and won First Place for the Audiobook version from the Hollywood Book Festival.

My creators (Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid)  are very grateful for these accolades. Me? I’m delighted, of course. But I’m not surprised. Deborah and Linda made my adventures the kind of page turners that keep readers up at night. If you don’t believe me, buy the books and drop me a note. Oh and BTW, “Dead Air” is FREE on Kindle until the end of December. Great Hanukah or Christmas gift!

Enjoy!

-Sammy

“Dead Air” by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid may be fiction, but it’s “dead on”

The authors of “Dead Air, Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid, wrote the thriller as a cautionary tale. As medical research has become more and more competitive, with funding often only availabe from corporate sources with profit motives, conflicts of interest are a real issue – one that literally costs human subjects and, ultimately, patients taking a drug that should not have been approved, their lives. ThisWall Street Journal article details the growing number of real life examples of poor medical research coming out of ostensibly prestigious institutions and published in widely-respected medical journals. This is becoming a serious problem that doesn’t normally get much press. Read the article, then read the book. “Dead Air” may be fiction, but as far as a premise, it’s really dead on!!

– Sammy

Dead Air by Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid, winner of Royal Palm Literary Award

Devil Wind by Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid is Finalist for the 2011 Royal Palm Literary Award!!

Just announced today: Devil Wind is a Finalist for this year’s Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association. Winners will be honored at the October Florida Writers Association meeting in Orlando.  I couldn’t be more excited for my creators: Linda Reid and Deborah Shlian. Last year, Dead Air, the first in their series about me, won First Place in the Thriller category. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they win this year too. But as they say in Hollywood, “just to be a finalist is an honor in itself”.

Sammy  

Devil Wind by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid Audiobook wins First Place!!

“Devil Wind” won a brand new award- the Audiobook took first place for the  Hollywood Book Festival!! Kudos to narrator Barbara Whitesides. She’s really a winner – in May, the Audiobook version of “Rabbit in the Moon” by Deborah & Joel Shlian  placed first at the San Francisco Book Festival. And kudos to SpokenWordInc, the producer. Wish I could attend the award ceremony at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles on the 23rd. But I promise to share pictures.

Take advantage of SpokenWordInc’s summer special and get a 20% discount for the Audiobook.

Talk to you soon!

Sammy

Devil Wind Audiobook wins First Prize!!

“Devil Wind” by Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid book review on Bestsellersworld.com

Read another nice review of my latest adventure (“Devil Wind”) here. Reviewer Patricia Reid says “the authors bring the multiple story lines together in a satisfying and surprising way.” Finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards, “Devil Wind” is available in hardback, eBooks (including Kindle) and Audiobook.

Audiobook version of Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah & Joel Shlian a winner!

Just announced: the Audiobook version of “Rabbit in the Moon” produced by Spoken Word Inc and narrated by nationally honored radio talk show host, Barbara Whitesides, won Honorable Mention at this year’s SF Book Festival.  Congrats to them all!! This just adds to the many awards the international thriller has already won including the Gold Medal for the Florida Book Award. Barbara Whitesides is also the voice for both Sammy Greene thrillers: “Dead Air” and “Devil Wind”.

SF Book Festival

Dead Air by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid book review by Fran Lewis

Hi guys! Read this wonderful review of “Dead Air” – the first of my adventures. You can read it in hardback, on eBooks and you can now hear it on CD or download MP3!

Dead Air, winner of Royal Palm Literary Award for best thriller 2010

Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah and Joel Shlian: A great read for Chinese New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year 2011!!

Normally I write about my own adventures, but since this is Chinese New Year, I thought it would be nice to let you know about my friend Lili Quan who stars in another terrific novel written by Deborah Shlian- this one with her husband Joel. Rabbit in the Moon

Rabbit in the Moon is the story of American-born-and-proud Lili Quan – a young medical doctor, passionately strong in her convictions and views on life (not unlike me in that respect).  She’s also stubbornly avoiding a heritage she’d rather not identify with.  But when two completely different cultures and secret political agendas collide, she slowly learns that her overall importance in a whirlwind of seemingly unconnected events cannot even begin to be imagined.  It’s an east vs. west, old vs. young, democratic vs. communistic, yin vs. yang struggle for an elusive secret with unlimited and priceless potential.  One that men…and even governments…are willing to kill for… Set against the most tumultuous 7 weeks in recent Chinese history from the rise of the democracy movement in April to its fall with the June 4th massacre in Tiananmen Square, this novel is perfect for book clubs and reading groups.

Now about the Chinese New Year.

The Year of the Rabbit begins tomorrow on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012.

Anyone born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 or 2011 is born under the sign of the Rabbit.

As many of you who have already read the international thriller, Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah and Joel Shlian know, the Rabbit, or Hare as it is referred to in Chinese mythology is the symbol of longevity. It is the 4th of the 12 animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac. And is said to derive its essence from the Moon

In the novel, Dr. Lili Quan’s mother was born under this sign and was typical of such individuals – reserved and introverted.  But she was also a friendly person who liked the company of good friends.

Good news for a troubled world: according to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit heralds a year in which you should take a deep breath, and calmly approach problems that arise with the goal of creating a safe, peaceful life.  Trying to force issues will only bring failure. Negotiation is a much more effective approach to problem solving. This is a year to focus on home and family.

As a symbol of the Moon, the Rabbit represents the Yin, while the Peacock, symbol of the Sun, represents the Yang of life. In the Year of the Rabbit, the wish-granting aspect of the Sun and the Moon combined is extremely strong.  It is said that on each of the full moon nights during this year, if you go into your garden to gaze into the full moon, visualize plenty of moon energy flowing into you and you will strengthen your inner energy (Chi). Not only will be granted fearlessness, love and courage but this will also bring wisdom into your life.

I wish that and more for all of you this year!!

Comment on today’s blog on this site or here and win a chance for an autographed copy of Rabbit in the Moon

 

 

Dead Air by Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid featured on Kindle Nation

Just in time for the New Year, Kindle Nation is featuring Dead Air. So, head on over by clicking here ! Dead Air is a great read if I do say so myself (after all, I am the star). Deborah and Linda have been busy writing me into all kinds of adventures. Stay tuned for Devil Wind which arrives in April. As Donald Bain (author of Murder She Wrote) says, “it’s a whirlwind of a mystery”

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