Larry Enright

Monday, June 30, 2014

Stranger at Sunset - a novel by Eden Baylee

I have known Eden Baylee for about three years as a fellow author and friend. I enjoy her wit and insight, and always marvel at her unbounded energy and enthusiasm for life and its good causes. Her new novel, Stranger at Sunset, was released today (June 30, 2014) on Kindle and will soon be available in paperback. Please take the time to read this short synopsis and, if you find it interesting, take a few more minutes to read the free sample on Amazon.



Stranger at Sunset – Release Date: June 30, 2014

Book Summary
A vacation can be a killer.

Dr. Kate Hampton, a respected psychiatrist, gathers with a group of strangers at her favorite travel spot, Sunset Villa in Jamaica. Included in the mix are friends of the owners, a businessman with dubious credentials, and a couple who won the trip from a TV game show. 

It is January 2013, following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The luxury resort is struggling, not from the storm, but due to a scathing review from caustic travel writer, Matthew Kane. The owners have invited him back with hopes he will pen a more favorable review to restore their reputation. 

Even though she is haunted by her own demons, Kate feels compelled to help. She sets out to discover the motivation behind Kane’s vitriol. Used to getting what he wants, has the reviewer met his match in Kate? Or has she met hers? 

Stranger at Sunset is a slow-burning mystery/thriller as seen through the eyes of different narrators, each with their own murky sense of justice. As Kate's own psychological past begins to unravel, a mysterious stranger at Sunset may be the only one who can save her.

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Stranger at Sunset is sold on Amazon only for now, via e-book. A print version will be available at a later date.

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Author Bio

Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to become a full-time writer. She incorporates many of her favorite things into her writing such as: travel; humor; music; poetry; art; and much more.
Stranger at Sunset is her first mystery novel, on the heels of several books of erotic anthologies and short stories. She writes in multiple genres.
An introvert by nature and an extrovert by design, Eden is most comfortable at home with her laptop surrounded by books. She is an online Scrabble junkie and a social media enthusiast, but she really needs to get out more often!
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Walter Stickle and the Galactic Rangers

When the world needs a hero...

One ordinary man, one extraordinary adventure…

Universal Encyclopedia (713th edition, page 32,603, Galactic History)
On Sidereal 1031.42, as time came to be measured, our galaxy’s five central worlds formed the first Congress of Planets. Headquartered in the city of Jandu on the planet Argon, they were tasked with governing relations between the known worlds.

Walter Stickle knows all about this.

(entry continued…)
On that date, Congress enacted the Articles, a comprehensive system of laws regulating trade, civil, and interplanetary matters. These Articles have existed for over a thousand sidereals.

And though Walter could recite many of these Articles from memory, he feels no particular compunction to obey any of them.

(entry continued…)
To uphold these laws, the First Congress of Planets formed the Galactic Rangers, guardians of peace in the galaxy. (See related entry, page 45,984, Galactic Rangers)

Walter could also tell you that, for over a thousand sidereals, the Galactic Rangers have faithfully carried out their mission to maintain order throughout the known systems. Their deeds are legendary and their devotion to duty and the law unshakable. He knows this because it’s his favorite comic strip. It's science fiction. It isn't real.

Universal Encyclopedia (713th edition, page 158,129, Classified Mission Logs)
Location - Beta Sector, Sol System, Third Planet
Entry date - Sidereal 2153.65
Scout Ship - Iota
Mission – Planetary Survey
Disposition - Unknown
Report - Redacted

Or is it?

Walter Stickle’s story begins with an ordinary man, a pair of mismatched socks, a woman with the ugliest glasses on Earth, and a comic strip. When a series of unusual events blurs the line between the normal and the extraordinary, between the real and the unreal, and between science fiction and science fact, it ends with the adventure of a lifetime.