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The Honor Gazette 

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Spring 2021

Welcome

Spring is racing on toward summer. Sometimes it seems to move at a faster pace than we can maintain. We see this a positive turn of events. It is the time of year for breaking out in new growth—to bloom with promise of coming fruitfulness.

 

Growth is seldom easy. It means new challenges. Here at House of Honor Books we have set for ourselves the goal of publishing one book a month. This is a very tall order not only for our company, but for each of our team personally.

It is the nature of growth and challenge to push us beyond what we thought were our limits. At the heart of this challenge for our team is not simply to produce books, but to produce quality books. It’s not enough to be fruitful, the fruit must be sweet.

This poses yet another challenge because not every book appeals to every reader. It is said that variety is the spice of life, how much truth there is in that is debatable, but it is certainly true for House of Honor Books.

To that end we have published some very different books since our last newsletter, Where the Brahmaputra Flows, Bayou Moon, and Tracks. A summary of each of these books is included in this letter where hopefully you will find something to your taste.

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Our first audiobook is now a reality. The first book in our Mann of God series, Redemption is now available on Audible.

 

The story of our frontier preacher is narrated by Matt Davis. Let his voice transport you back in time to 1876 Wyoming for this Christian adventure.

Get it on Amazon        or      Buy on Audible

Please enjoy one free audio review copy of Redemption: A Mann of God Novel, now available on Audible. Redeem the one-time use code below at https://www.audible.com/acx-promo

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Where the Brahmaputra Flows

We are honored to add to our catalogue Where the Brahmaputra River Flows: A Tale of Life and Death. Part travelogue, part social commentary with strong ethnographic overtones, part poetry, this story will transport you to Northeast India, and you may find that you would very much like to just stay there! You will join an amiable young man who, driven by brotherly love for a friend, sets out on an increasingly threatening quest.

 

Written by Harjit Baruah, this book takes its place as his debut publication in English. Although his mother tongue is Assamese, his love of the English language, especially in its more elegant forms, permeates this novel. A bold writer, willing to eschew some of the more trite conventions of modern fiction, he unrolls his slow-paced story with a rich vocabulary and a reverence for the traditions of the Romantic Era of English literature.

 

We are looking forward to the pleasure of publishing Mr. Baruah’s collection of poetry, scheduled for July release.

Tracks

Tracks offers readers who are lovers of the paranormal, and Bigfoot, in particular, a unique look at the creature. I undertook this project for a couple of reasons, first and foremost, my own interest in the elusive cryptid. I wanted to recount the story of Sasquatch encounters in a way that departs from the norm. The stories go deeper than a recitation of events. For the most part, are tales about people and the impact on their lives as a result of an encounter with Bigfoot.

 

Tracks is a collection of four very different stories, one for each season of the year.

 

I said the stores are mostly about people and the impact on them resulting from their encounter with Bigfoot. The winter story, Irad, Champion of the Atal is the exception. It is the story, told through Bigfoot’s eyes as he is trying to get his little family through the worst winter in memory when he encounters a man.

 

Believer or skeptic the stories will touch your emotions and imagination—and that’s something you can believe.        Jack LaFountain

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Bayou Moon

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Reclusive baker, Delmer Rousseau is found brutally butchered in his doorway. The murder has the citizens of the tiny town of Lockett terrified. There has not been a killing there in living memory and the gruesome details of this one have people talking about monsters and curses.

 

 Sheriff Ed Landry of Bonaire Parrish on the hunt for a killer that his mind says cannot possibly exist. His eyes tell him a different story. By the light of a bayou moon, Landry encounters the nightmare the town fears is walking among them. Landry’s life is on the line as he battles for the town, and the soul of one old man.

 

Bayou Moon has been re-edited and re-released just for House of Honor Books. The original version was featured on Dead Man Talking Forest of Fear. Narrator Luke Penton calls it:

          Honestly one of my favourite werewolf horrors I've ever read… The suspense and mystery were so on point there was a canvas in my mind lol! I know the listeners will really like this one, especially with the sheriff's elements.

Listeners add:

          This story scares The Living Daylights out of me. Why am I listening to the rest of it?

          This is one of the best werewolf stores I have heard…

 

Amazon Reviewers say:

          This is one of those books that grabs you right from the first pages and takes you on a journey! one if the best authors I have read in a long time I can't wait until the next book comes out! Great book !!!!

          Coming from a small town and as a veteran, I could relate to the characters and town descriptions within the book. The plot could have been taken from any small close-knit town across America. This book is well worth reading!

Now it’s back and better than ever.

Sundowners

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This issue's free story is called Sundowners. It was written by Jack LaFountain. Sundowners is a unique look at aging in the undead.

 

Popular lore says that vampires are somewhere between the quick and the dead. But where? What if they share more human frailties than the literature lets on? What if while they do not die, they do age? 

Step inside Sunset Assisted Living and find out.

Click here to go to the story.