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ABOUT HANNOVER HOUSE
|Hannover House is a full service media company, specializing in the production and distribution of feature films for theatres, home video and the Video-On-Demand formats for the North American retail marketplace. Formed in 1993, Hannover House concentrated it’s activities exclusively in the literary, book-publishing industries until 2003 when the company entered into the DVD marketplace. |
Now, with over 200 titles in its growing film library -- over half of which are in active distribution -- Hannover House has quickly ascended to a dominant role as a leading, independent distributor in the U.S. market. The company is particularly noted for its successes in placing DVD titles within mass merchandisers and key chain stores. Retailers carrying Hannover House products include thousands of independently owned and operated retail video stores and book stores, and most mass merchants and major retailers. In addition to this "core" distribution activity, Hannover House is launching two, major new ventures in 2014. "VODwiz" is a new video-on-demand portal for independent films, structured similarly to Netflix and Amazon's streaming services; "Medallion International Pictures" is the company's international sales and financing operation, designed to provide Hannover House with up to five, high-profile theatrical features each year.
PARADE OF HITS
Hannover's early successes in book publishing were sparked by critical acclaim and commercial success with "Sacred Prey" and "Quietus" from novelist / screenwriter Vivian Schilling. The Company achieved its first # 1 Best-Seller on Amazon.com (and it's highest position on the New York Times Best-Sellers list) with the 2003 release of Blood, Money and Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K. by Barr McClellan. The addition of DVD products in 2003 marked a turning point for the Company, as a steady slate of releases achieved top-selling status for Walmart and other major retailers, both as new releases as well as within the popular Budget Bins.
Top selling DVD titles include (listed alphabetically): Classic Comedies Pack, Classic TV Pack, Come Away Home, Fun Park, Future Shock, Grand Champion, Martial Arts Action Pack, Samurai Action Pack, Turtle: The Incredible Journey, Twelve and Zombie Warz. At present, Hannover House is releasing about 24 titles each year to the DVD / Blu-Ray and V.O.D. markets in North America, with three-to-five titles also enjoying some degree of theatrical release. The new productions being funded through Medallion International Pictures are expected to have broad, nationwide theatrical release support.
Principle Products Of The Company And Their Respective Markets Are:
i. Theatrical Films – Released To Theatres In The United States
ii. Home Video Products (DVDs, Blu-Rays, Digital Copies) – Released To Video Specialty Retailers, Mass-Merchandisers, Bookstores, Schools, Libraries And Rental Outlets (Including Kiosks) In The United States And Canada
iii. Video-On-Demand Releases – Films And Videos Offered For Direct ‘In-Home Viewing’ By Consumers Via A Variety Of Service Providers
iv. Books And E-Books – Sold Through Bookstores, Schools, Libraries, Internet Retailers And Streamed Through A Variety Of e-Book Platforms
v. International Licensing - The Sale (or Contractual "Pre-Sale" of Rights to Higher Profile Films) is a New Revenue Source for the Company in 2013.
Chairman / CEO
Eric Parkinson, is the former CEO of Hemdale Communications. The very same company responsible for Production of the 1st Terminator Movie, Platoon, Hoosiers, The Last Emporer, and The Highlander. During Eric Parkinson's five-year contract with Hemdale, he created Hemdale Home Video to take advantage of the highly acclaimed theatrical titles in home video distribution and managed the business to achieve more than $150-million in revenues through the release of 90 feature films to the home market. Parkinson has over twenty-eight years of experience as a President or C.E.O. in the Motion Picture, Television, Video and International Film Distribution industries, handling all aspects of acquisition, production, campaign design, publicity, advertising and marketing implementation, as well as the administration and management of support staff of over 100 employees.
As a motion picture marketing executive, Parkinson distributed more #1 best selling titles than any other independent distributor in North America, and has more R.I.A.A. Gold or Platinum certified hits than any other marketer. Parkinson has also produced 20 feature films, over 30 made-for-video programs, and released over 800 titles to the U.S. video marketplace. Former #1 best-selling titles for Parkinson include "Little Nemo" (both BILLBOARD #1 titles), "Savage Land", "Magic Voyage" and "Highlander: The Gathering" (all Video Business Magazine # 1 titles) and the re-release of "Terminator".
D. Frederick Shefte
Fred Shefte is a multi-talented executive, bringing a wide range of skills and experience to the Company. Licensed as an attorney, Fred practiced law in California for more than 20 years before moving into business entrepreneurship and becoming a supplier-vendor to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Shefte's extensive financial background made him an ideal manager for the Bank of Fayetteville, where he served as Senior Vice-President and Trust Officer for eight years before joining forces with Eric Parkinson in Hannover House. Shefte is also a part-time, adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas in the Sam Walton School of Business.
Insider Stock Ownership and Financial Compensation
As of December 31, 2012, Mr. Parkinson beneficially owned 64,051,649 shares of Class A Common stock in the Company, and 600,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock. As of September 30, 2012, Mr. Shefte beneficially owns 41,237,547 shares of Class A common stock in the Company, and 400,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock. Series A Preferred Stock carries no monetary value, voting rights only.
Since HHSE went public in December 2009, neither Executive has received any Financial Compensation. All Salary has been Deferred and Accrued. Both Executives have voluntarily surrendered stock pending satisfaction of corporate and sales achievements. Starting in 2013, both Executives voluntarily agreed to Salary Reductions greater than 50%.
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Twenty-One (21+) Hannover House (HHSE) Due Diligence Sources
HHSE 2013 Annual Shareholder's Meeting RECAP, Q&A and Handouts Given To Attendees:
1.) Status Of Financial Audits
1-a.) Back-Up Reports Still Required
1-a-i.) Prepaid Producer Royalties
1-a-ii.) Producer Marketing Recoupment
1-a-iii.) Film Distribution Rights
- Parallel Paths To The Uplisting Process
2.) Medallion International Pictures
3.) DVD "MultiPacks For Placement Into Walmart And Best Buy "Budget Bins"
4.) Review Of Release Slate (Partial Pipeline)
5.) VODwiz Activities - 10 Suppliers, Representing Approximately 3,000 Title Availabilities
* Attendees Handouts
A.) 2013 Recap - 2014 Preview
B.) Steps To Uplisting HHSE Stock (3 Options)
C.) Current & Upcoming HHSE Acquisitions Check List (Partial Pipeline - Updated 1/10/14)
D. "The Legend Of Belle Starr" P&A Financing Model
E.) "Mother Goose: Journey To Utopia" P&A Financing Model
IR BLOG: HHSE "CORPORATE OVERVIEW " Bullet-Points Summary Of Key Issues, Activities And Releases
1.) Corporate Structure
2.) DVD Expansion
4.) VODwiz - Independent Films Online Portal
5.) Medallion International Pictures
6.) Core Book Activities
7.) Stock "UPLIST" To OTC:QB Exchange
8.) Full SEC Reporting Status
9.) Company Website Updating
10.) Severely Undervalued Share Price Value
Twelve Picture Agreement For Video-On-Demand Sales With All Channel Films
HHSE Pacts With Anything Technologies Media For Manufacture, Fulfillment Of Home Entertainment Products
Hannover House Launches Medallion International Pictures - 2/21/14
HHSE SEC EDGAR Filings
All HHSE Financials, BOD Meeting Minutes & OTC Markets Filings
Retailers carrying Hannover House products include thousands of independently owned and operated retail video stores and book stores, including Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Blockbuster Video, Borders Group, Fred Meyer Group, Hastings, SAM’S Club, Transworld Group and Wal-Mart as well as all major Internet retailers.
Period .. Gross Sales ....... HH Margin
Q1 ...... $ 539,336.71 ..... $ 432,783.04 ..... Actual
Q2 ...... $ 223,801.78 ..... $ 200,830.22 ..... Actual
Q3 ..... $ 1,205,392.68 .... $ 428,669.51 .... Actual
Q4 ..... $ 1,134,425.54 .... $ 313,343.50 ..... ProForma
$ 3,102,956.71 .... $ 1,375,626.27
Earnings Per Share = 0.00238824
Industy P/E Ratio: 22
PPS Value = $ 0.0525
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Toys in the Attic
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Theatrical Release Date: April 6, 2012
Originally produced in the Czech language, the animated film is set in a magical world of toys and knick-knacks stored in the attic of a home in Prague. Following the symbolism of the Cold War era that impacted Barta and the Czech Republic, the world of the attic is divided into the land of happy toys in the West and the land of evil in the East. The despotic Head of State rules over the evil empire of the East with a band of sinister minions, insects and rotted vegetables. When the lovely Buttercup is kidnapped and held prisoner by The Head, it is up to her friends - a teddy bear (Whitaker), a mechanical mouse (Cusack) and marionette puppet (Elwes) - to cross the international boundary and attempt their daring rescue. The Czech language version has won several film festivals, including the New York International Children's Film Festival, the Sitges Festival and Anima Basauri Festival. Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack and Cary Elwes will provide the voices for the US theatrical release. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2154003
Trailer to be posted soon.
Humans vs. Zombies
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DVD/BluRay Release Date: May 8, 2012
Dark Comedy and Horror unite in this satirical thriller based on the "Live Action Role-Playing" game of the same name. Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus that is spread rapidly through direct human contact. The infected become enslaved by the invading "swarm" intelligence and driven by an insatiable appetite to consume human flesh. Returning home, the students spread the infection to their fellow classmates and other unsuspecting townspeople. One by one, more students fall victim to the plague,triggering an epidemic that spawns a horde of ravenous zombies. The zombie horde grows and spreads quickly. Amidst the chaos, a campus security guard,obsessed with conspiracy theories, leads a group of students to safety as they and a small band of uninfected townspeople set out to find other human survivors in an attempt to discover the source of the "zombie" virus and save the world. Director: Brian T. Jaynes Writers: Brian T. Jaynes , Devan Sagliani Stars: Dora Madison Burge , Melissa Carnell and Frederic Doss
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Available on DVD/Blu-Ray on April 10, 2012
Nominated In Feature Film Category - 16th Annual PRISM Awards.
In this coming-of-age story, the absentee father (Xander Berkeley) of an alienated teenage boy (Ryan Donowho) returns home to a small town in East Texas, to discover a household of crystal meth addicts. The father, Sonny, and his teenage son, Abe, struggle to reconnect and stay clean while sharing their house with an abusive uncle (Anson Mount), who goes by the nickname "Bump". The uncle's meth-fueled rage increasingly threatens the safety of the entire family, especially the uncle's six year old daughter, Deandra. In the end, in order to save Deandra and himself from Bump's spiraling behavior, Abe is left with only one option; and Sonny, the redemptive father, must sacrifice his life to give his son the future he deserves.
Director: David Pomes
Writer: David Pomes
Stars: Anson Mount, Xander Berkeley and Ryan Donowho
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All's Faire in Love
Two rival Medieval shows vie for supremacy in the world of Renaissance Faires.
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Available on DVD/BluRay Now!
Theatrical Release Date: Oct 28, 2011
Set in the world of a Renaissance Faire, "All's Faire in Love" is a light-hearted romp, a romantic camp comedy, falling somewhere between "Shakespeare In Love" and "Meatballs"
Director: Scott Marshall
Writers: R.A. White (screenplay) Scott Marshall (screenplay)
TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
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Theatrical Release Date: JUNE 24, 2011
A little loggerhead turtle follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born.
Director: Nick Stringer
Writer: Melanie Finn
Stars: Miranda Richardson Daniel Braga and Hannelore Elsner
Asalto Al Cine
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Asalto Al Cine has been nominated for at least one Ariel award.
A somber but engaging, powerful examination of four Mexico City teenagers whose self-destructive tendencies speak volumes about the failing social systems surrounding them.
There's a moment in the film when the main character, Negus (Gabino Rodríguez), is drawing up detailed schematics of the local megaplex cinema with an engineer's precision. His friend Chale (Juan Pablo de Santiago) has tried getting into the prestigious Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Their friend Sapo (Ángel Sosa) is a gifted hip-hop musician. At night, they are graffiti artists, their tour de force a richly detailed mural that fuses traditional Mexican and urban artistic styles.
Yet the three friends, along with La Chata (Paulina Avalos), are bored, apathetic teenagers who spend most of their waking moments getting high and loitering aimlessly around Mexico City's gritty Guerrero neighborhood.
It's a poignant dichotomy in Ira Gómez Concheiro's feature-length directorial debut, The Cinema Hold Up, a movie that's less about a heist and more an indictment of the failing social apparatuses that leave young, intelligent Mexicans without the means to constructively develop their talents.
The Spanish-language, Sundance title, "ASALTO AL CINE" will open Feburary 17, 2012. Hannover House will release "Asalto Al Cine" in top markets across the country, including an initial launch into New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston,Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Diego and Denver.
The El Escorial Conspiracy
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Release Date: TBA
16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal.
Director: Antonio del Real
Stars: Jason Isaacs, Julia Ormond, Joaquim de Almeida, and Jürgen Prochnow
The Conspiracy at IMDb
Trailer (English Version)
"Hannover House is pleased to announce our new distribution relationship with 20th Century Fox Studios, commencing with "TWELVE." This venture represents a tremendous new growth opportunity for Hannover House."
A privileged, pot-dealing high school dropout heads down a collision course with tragedy after his cousin is slain in Harlem and his best friend is arrested as the prime suspect in the killing. Inspired by author Nick McDonell's critically acclaimed novel, Joel Schumacher's gritty inner-city drama tells the story of White Mike (Chace Crawford), a wayward teen who makes more money selling pot to rich kids from the Upper East Side than he ever would with a high school diploma. Spring break is here, and everyone in Manhattan is looking for a sack. White Mike's spoiled clientele always springs for the good stuff, making this an especially profitable time of the year. When White Mike's cousin winds up on the losing end of a deadly skirmish at an East Harlem housing project, the drug-pushing dropout finds his comfortable existence shaken to the core.
Two bank robbers take an AA meeting hostage ... BIG MISTAKE!
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The serenity of a morning AA meeting is suddenly broken when a vicious bank robber Arie Verveen (Sin City), and his guilt-ridden cohort, Kurt Caceres (World Trade Center), barge in - taking it hostage! LAPD quickly block off the dead-end street in search of the armed and deadly duo - creating a taut, sobering situation. With the clock ticking, each member must overcome past demons while fighting to stay alive. But in order to do that, the fractured group must first learn to bond together, if they're to survive. The electrifying ensemble is lead by John Savage (Deer Hunter) and Jack McGee ("Crash"). The 2008 San Fernando Vally International Film Festival Best Feature Film Winner was written and directed by Paul T. Murray ("Very Mean Men"). "Boiler Maker", the intense, riveting, drama laced with black comedy, like the drink, packs a walloping punch.
Now on DVD / Blu-Ray!
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The legend is true!
REQUIEM FOR THE DAMNED
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Edgar Allan Poe. For nearly two hundred years his stories of the macabre have shocked and terrified audiences. And now, inspired by five of Poe's most terrifying tales, five filmmakers have banded together to create the ultimate tribute to the master: Edgar Allan Poe's Requiem For The Damned - featuring adaptations of : The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Murders in the Rue Morgue
REQUIEM FOR THE DAMNED - IMDb
Available March 9, 2012
EDGAR ALLAN POE'S REQUIEM FOR THE DAMNED
2011 Production, Color, Stereo, 94 Minutes. Sci-Fi / Horror.
DVD Item # HH 76333. UPC 7-61450-76333-3, $14.95 suggested retail.
Blu-ray Item # HH 0633. UPC 7-61450-06333-4, $19.95 suggested retail.
The Weather Station
The Russian-thriller, "THE WEATHER STATION" has not received an official release date yet. A Russian language thriller from director Johnny O'Reilly. Theatrical Release will be limited to key markets. Detectives investigating the disappearance of meteorologists on a remote mountain get sucked into a vortex of mistrust, betrayal and murder.
DANCES WITH WEREWOLVES 3D
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Winter, 1864. William Singer and his young brother Henry, along with four other Confederate POWs, escape from a Union prison camp outside Chicago. They seek refuge in the storage car of a train but the next morning, they find the passengers brutally butchered by what appears to be a wild animal. It isn't long before they discover that "wild animal" is no animal at all, but a pack of Native American shape-shifting werewolves with an insatiable blood lust for human flesh. Hunted by werewolves, stuck in the freezing cold Illinois wilderness with no food, no water and nowhere to go, they discover the hell they left is nothing compared to the hell they will encounter.
Director: Chad Ferrin Writers: David Chirchirillo (screenplay) Chad Ferrin (story)
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 6, 2011
"Wild Oats" with Christina Ricci and Shirley MacLaine in Scott Marshall Comedy Entertainment division of Target Development Group, Inc. (TDGI) acquires North American distribution rights to mainstream, commercial comedy production; national theatrical release planned for spring 2012
In its first major production pre-buy, Hannover House has signed on as North American distributor for director Scott Marshall's upcoming theatrical comedy, "Wild Oats," starring Christina Ricci, Shirley MacLaine, Maria Bello, Bill Pullman and John Corbett. The Gary Kinew - Claudia Myers screenplay will be produced by Agathe David-Weill, Blythe Frank and Matt Janes, with Michael Mailer as Executive Producer alongside Hannover House executives Eric Parkinson and Fred Shefte, and TriVision Pictures, Inc. executive Alexander Tabrizi. The film is expected to commence principal photography this spring, pending final coordination of talent schedules.
Hannover House is the entertainment media division of Target Development Group, Inc. (Pinksheets: TDGI). Wild Pictures, LLC will act as the production entity with Peace Arch Entertainment handling the international licensing of the film.
"Wild Oats" has been described as a road-trip comedy and a multi-generational "Thelma & Louise." Eva, a widow and retired history teacher, enjoys a quiet life in the tiny town of Liberty, Ohio. Everything changes when Eva receives a Social Security check accidentally made out for $900,000 instead of her usual $900. At the not-so-gentle urging of her granddaughter Maddie, Eva deposits the money and takes the chance it offers them to escape from small town life. Their destination is Las Vegas and they have every intention of living it up. But their fantasy is short-lived when they awake to discover that they have become media sensations overnight and fugitives from justice, forced to outwit a trio of conmen, outmaneuver a dogged social security agent Vespucci who has teamed up with Eva's daughter, Crystal, and outrun the law. What they don't expect is to be so good at it!
Attached cast members include Academy Award Winner Shirley MacLaine as Eva, Christina Ricci as Maddie, Maria Bello as Crystal, Bill Pullman as Daniel and John Corbett as Doug. Discussions are underway to bring in another star for the role of Vespucci.
Director Scott Marshall has a great, comedic pedigree with recent features "All's Faire In Love" and "Blonde Ambition" as well as multiple on-camera turns and a family legacy that includes his father, Gary Marshall and aunt, Penny Marshall.
Hannover House plans to release the film to theaters nationwide in Spring, 2012.
You don't need eyes to see the light.
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Release Date: 2012
A University sponsored experiment to investigate the phenomenon of "Shadow Vision" among the blind, takes a supernatural turn when one of the participants begins to remotely sense crimes and criminal intentions.
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A supernatural thriller based around the popular urban legend of the "Mothman" creature will be the first in a series of feature films to be produced by Allegheny Image Factory for domestic distribution by Hannover House. The new film is planned for production this summer in the West Virginia woods south of Pittsburgh, with partial funding through production tax-incentive assistance from the State of West Virginia.
The Hannover House Library contains over 200 Properties and growing.
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Made in the USA: Corporate Greed, Tax Laws and the Exportation of America's Future
Barr McClellan (Author), John Coghlan (Editor), Manny Rodriguez (Illustrator)
Best selling author Barr McClellan presents an extensively researched analysis of the negative impact the exportation of manufacturing jobs overseas has had on the U.S. economy, and how this has fueled the current economic crisis. Over the past eight years, corporate tax loopholes have rewarded companies for exporting jobs while a total suspension of regulations and oversight facilitated an orgy of fiscal irresponsibility. Over 3.2-million manufacturing jobs were lost in the USA, exported to other countries and undermining the very foundation of our economy. McClellan presents a solid case for encouraging the purchase of products made in the USA, as a solution to restoring our nation's economic health. Researched and compiled over a five year period, McClellan accurately predicted all of the major economic events of the past two years, including the mortage meltdown, the stock market collapse and the government's need for emergency measures. Economic recovery for the USA can be quickly achieved, McClellan states, if preference is given to made in the USA products by a majority of Americans for their everyday consumer purchases. Buying USA and locally produced merchandise revitalizes the economy through a multiplier effect that counter-balances the negative impact of every exported dollar. Made in the USA is an insightful and hopeful study of how the average American consumer has the power to protect their own jobs, their local economy and the entire nation through responsible consumerism. McClellan argues that short-sighted business practices, often fueled by special tax credits that actually incentivize the outsourcing of jobs overseas, are ultimately self-defeating in their weakening of the U.S. consumer base that these same companies depend on to buy products.
Available at Amazon.com now! Hardcover
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Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.
Barr McClellan (Author)
Ever since John F. Kennedy was assassinated there has been no shortage of conspiracy theories. Most take one or two minor pieces of evidence and build it into a full-blown theory. Rarely has someone with inside information come forward with a detailed theory. Barr McClellan has had that access to inside information as a member of the legal firm of Edward A. Clark that represented Lyndon B. Johnson's private as well as public needs. Being privy to this information and having access to individuals who were charged with protecting the president as well as promoting his agenda has lead him to the conclusion that when you follow all the details, ultimately L.B.J. and his lust for power are what lead to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Perhaps the most fascinating part of McClellan's book is his insight into the real Lyndon B. Johnson and his associates. McClellan provides a thorough background and history of Johnson from his early years through his presidency. The evidence presented is not conclusive, however it does provide enough of a convincing argument to show that it is not only a possibility, but totally consistent with the personalities, histories, and desires of the people involved. "Blood, Money & Power" is a highly recommended read for anyone interested in the John F. Kennedy assassination.
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Vivian Schilling (Author)
A present-day Scrooge with an evil bent, wealthy New Orleans oilman Adam Claiborne, who has taken up loan sharking during the recession, tracks down and kills a young couple who have failed to pay off their debt. The next day, he goes to church, expecting to receive absolution as usual from his sycophantic confessor, but instead finds a new priest who tells him, "Until you know the sorrows of your victims, your sins cannot be forgiven." Claiborne's sleep that night is troubled, and he wakes to find himself in the body of one of his victims, Charlie Sinclair. With Charlie's wife Monique, he must live through the inexorable chain of events leading to the murders while trying to somehow redeem himself in time to save their lives. Screenwriter Schilling shows deft storytelling ability in her first novel; starting with the timeworn premise of an unrepentant sinner receiving his supernatural comeuppance, she manages to keep the plot fresh, lively and supplied with plenty of suspenseful twists. The story's effectiveness is sometimes marred by wooden prose, but in general this is a promising debut that will surely entertain genre devotees.
Available at Amazon.com now! Hardcover
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Vivian Schilling (Author)
A plane crash in the White Mountains of New Hampshire sets in motion this ambitious though woefully overlong ghost story by screenwriter/novelist Schilling (Sacred Prey). Interior designer Kylie O'Rourke and her husband, Jack, are among the few survivors of the doomed flight. While still in the air, Kylie glimpses a raven on the wing of the plane, a sight that is followed by a series of ever stranger events. Though rescuers discover the survivors trapped in the wreckage, Kylie recalls wandering the icy mountainside along with other passengers including Jack and her best friend, Amelia after the crash, but they were not alone. Kylie is convinced her memories are real, yet neither Amelia nor Jack share them, and her psychologist attributes the frightening visions to post-traumatic stress and morphine-induced hallucinations. As Kylie tries to resume a normal life in Boston, the tragedy continues to plague her. She keeps seeing a raven with human eyes and she believes she's being followed by the awful presences that she first glimpsed on the mountain. An old murder case and some ancient mythology are thrown in for good measure. To top it off, her relationship with Jack starts faltering, and the people closest to her are dropping dead. Schilling has crafted a complex and creepy thriller, but it contains too many digressions medical, psychological, religious to make it a real page-turner. National print, radio and cable TV advertising; multicity author tour. (Jan. 22)Forecast: The publisher appears willing to put a lot of marketing muscle behind what is basically an Anne Rice novel with fewer goth trappings, so it could find a good-size audience despite its daunting length.
Available at Amazon.com now! Hardcover
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E.E. Smith (Author)
BOARDINGHOUSE STEW is set in a seedy, down-at-heel boardinghouse in Sacramento, California in 1943. Due to an acute labor shortage caused by the evacuation of all Japanese from the area, as well as many domestic workers preferring war work to house work, the proprietress is forced to hire a young schoolgirl named Eileen as maid and cook for the summer. Through one crisis after another -- some more comic than tragic -- the people who live in the house manage to pull together and become a kind of family. In the center of it all is Eileen, narrating their stories which she is able to observe from her unique vantage point behind the swinging kitchen door that never quite closes on its rusty hinges. Available at Amazon.com now! Hardcover
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Nobody Has to Know
Frank Nappi (Author)
"Nobody Has To Know" tells the story of Daniel Baldridge, a college instructor who finds himself as the central figure in the mysterious murder of one of his students. Stalked through text messages he receives from the dead girl's phone, Baldridge fights for his life against an extortion plot and a deadly revelation.
Previously published books from Frank Nappi include "Echoes From The Infantry" (St. Martins Press) and "The Legend of Mickey Tussler" (St. Martins Press), the latter of which is currently in pre-production as a feature film with Eye In The Sky Entertainment.
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