Friday, December 30, 2011


Happy New Year Everyone!

With 2011 coming to a fast close, why not spend the weekend with THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH by Roland Yeomans.

Not since Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn has there been such an exciting young male hero. Not even the magical Harry Potter has escaped more times from mortal danger than Victor Standish.

Set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Victor arrives in New Orleans. Here he meets Old Suz and his life changes forever. Little does he know for the first time in his street existence, he will encounter a figure so larger-than-life: Captain Sam McCord.

Sam, an enigma all of his own, can only protect Victor one way ... by bringing him to Meilori's ... the crossroads of multiple worlds.

Roland weaves a fabric so tight and intricate, the reader is swept away. Dozens of historical characters intertwine with the lacy iron work of Meilori's classic architecture.

At Midnight, Victor is dropped into an eerie cemetery right in front of the crypt of Marie Laveau. Waiting for the Angel of Death to swoop down upon him, something extraordinary happens. Can you guess? Not likely. Only Mr. Yeoman's imagination could possibly create such a scene.

Through the mist, an unearthly voice calls to Victor in his mind. Hungry, so hungry, Alice Wentworth announces herself. With neon blue eyes ablaze, she subtly appears. But Alice hungers, for what, we are not certain, Could it be love? Or her next meal.

I thoroughly enjoyed THE LEGENDS OF VICTOR STANDISH. And now so can you. It is just a quick click away. Roland is so kindly giving all his royalties to the Salvation Army this holiday season. Why not use that shiny new Amazon gift card and download it today. It will be such a fun way to ring in the new year with some new friends...

I would also like to take this time to wish everyone of my blogger friends and their families a happy, healthy, and very prosperous new year. Many of us had lots of ups and downs this year and I sincerely hope the downs will be much fewer in 2012.

I have been so fortunate this year. Although my writing career is still on its long journey, I am happy to say I am in such good company. Many of my friends have novels circulating the globe and I am SO happy for them. My turn will come soon ... hopefully this year.

If not, well, I will still keep plugging along. You all give me strength to take another step. You will never know how grateful I am for that little push I need every now and then.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend and stay safe. Many party goers will be celebrating a bit too much so PLEASE be careful on the roads.

I am SO looking forward to another wonderful year sharing life with all of you.

HAPPY 2012 my friends!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Michael! Good to hear from you. I saw on Roland's site that he's giving all proceeds to the Salvation Army. That is really cool - even more cool is the reason behind his decision.
Happy New Year!

Summer Ross said...

Hi Michael! Glad to see you are still getting along. It's super nice of you to help Roland out with this. I'm very curious to read it. I like Victor. Him and Alice are my fav's of his characters so far.

PK HREZO said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Michael! I've been catching up on your past posts... been so behind, but I agree with you %100! We will all get our chance to shine... we'll work for it together.
Happy 2012! Perhaps we shall meet again one day soon! :)

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I don't support giving to the Salvation Army because of their terrible stance against gay marriage and the belief that homosexuals should live celibate lives (check out their website if you don't believe me). I gave to a LGBT center instead. But Mr. Yeoman's story sounds amazing. I shall have a look at it because of that and not because of the "other" thing.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

They've got it pretty buried on their website so I put a link to it. You can find it in their "positions" statements. They have an "open document" about this topic.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Nice review, Michael!

Thank you for having me as your guest in 2011. Hope your book(s) will be part of 2012. Happy New Year!

Mary Montague Sikes

farawayeyes said...

Happy New Year!

As always a nice post and a great review. I'll check it out. Thanks.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks, Alex :
When I was six years old, I was abandoned by my alcoholic father on a street I only knew as Skid Row. An old woman, living on that street with her dog, Tufts, took me in. After six weeks, she overcame her fear of uniforms and turned me into the local Salvation Army center. They reunited me with my mother. I will always have their back. And in FRENCH QUARTER NOCTURNE, I included Maudie and her little dog.

Summer :
Your nice words made my morning. Victor and Alice are two of my favorite characters, too. I hope you enjoy their adventures!

PK :
I truly hope 2012 is your and Michael's year to shine~

Michael :
You must do what you feel is right, of course. I hope that you enjoy Victor's adventures. By the way, I include a happy lesbian couple (Ada Byron & Margaret Fuller) in his adventures, making them heroes in their own right.

Monti :
I, too, hope Michael's book hits the best seller list. (I'm selfish enough to hope to be there, too. LOL.)

Michael :
Thanks you so much for this terrific review. Alice blows you a kiss! HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! Roland

Unknown said...

Hi Bro, I just love Victor, I enjoy everything Roland writes. Great review. Happy New Year! I hope this one brings you all the love and luck you deserve <3 big hugs sent your way!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hi Michael.
I've not read any of Roland's books yet. Since he's giving to the Salvation Army, now is a good time to start.

Golden Eagle said...

Thanks for the book review! :)

Hope you have a wonderful 2012!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Siv :
Thanks so much for the nice words. Wasn't it great of Michael to write such a great review? May your New Year be happy and healing!

L. Diane :
Thank you so much for deciding to read Victor's adventures. I hope you enjoy it. And it makes me feel as if my writing dream is helping more than just me as it also helps the Salvation Army. Have a great New Year!

Golden Eagle :
Michael wrote a fantastic review, didn't he? May your 2012 be fun-tastic! Roland

Susan Oloier said...

Roland is great. I will definitely buy a copy of his book.
Happy New Year to you, Michael. I hope 2012 gives you all you seek and desire.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thank you, Susan :
Like you, I wish Michael a 2012 that grants all his dreams. And I wish the same for you. Roland

Trisha said...

I do believe VICTOR is on my TBR list! And a happy new year to you and yours too, Michael!! 2012 will be great!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Trisha :
Victor is looking forward to sharing his adventures with you! May your 2012 be wonderful and fun-filled! Roland

Sarah Tokeley said...

I've read this, and agree that it's fantastic :-)

Happy New Year to you.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Victor thanks you, Sarah. Have you posted a review? Is it on Amazon UK? Have a great, healing New Year!

Danette said...

Happy New Year and best wishes to you in the coming days. Hope we all find success with our writing projects!

Laura said...

Happy New year! What a fantastic review - I can't wait to read more of Roland's work - I've fallen in love with his stories!

And I really hope yours find their home in 2012 - that will e such an exciting day, being able to buy your book :)

Laura x

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Laura :
Won't that be a great day when we can buy Michael's book? And thanks for the great things you said about my stories, Roland

Jo Schaffer said...

Awesome. Roland is so talented. (=

Nicki Elson said...

Happy New Year, Michael! I had my phone off all of break so I just saw your Merry Christmas message - from Manhattan, you lucky dog!

I hope your trip was excellent and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Victor Standish---it's on my TBR list for 2012. ;)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks for thinking so, Jo!

Nicki :
I hope you enjoy Victor's & Alice's adventures. If you post a review, you could win autographs of Robert Downey, Jr.- Charles Schultz - Stephen King - or even JK Rowling! Roland

LTM said...

What a fantastic review! Thanks, Michael! I have this book on my Kindle, and I can't wait to read it. Here's wishing all the best to both you guys, good friends!

Happy New Year~

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Leigh :
Wasn't Michael's review fantastic? I hope you enjoy Victor's & Alice's adventures. Most laugh and then sniffle at parts. Good tears they tell me. May your 2012 dreams all come true, Roland

Heather said...

I loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves a great paranormal story in a fantastic setting.

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