Cover Art Release – Faith Lost

We are pleased to announce that the cover art for Jerry Gerold’s re-release of “Faith Lost” has been completed, take a peek at the new cover and read a preview of what this great book contains below… and, don’t forget to check back often for more news regarding this title.

Faith Lost - Cover Reveal

SNEAK PREVIEW…

“Where is she?”

LaSalle pointed over the ledge. Stanton looked doubtfully at him and then down. Alice’s body lay several feet below, bleeding and unmoving. He shoved LaSalle out of the way, knocking him to the ground as he hurriedly went to her.

“Alice!” he shouted. “Are you all right? Can you hear me?”

When he reached her, she was still breathing. He cradled her upper body in his arms, the sight of blood trickling from her nose and mouth sending fear and panic up his spine. He said her name again and her eyes fluttered open. Her hand moved slowly along his arm.

“Stanton,” she gasped. “It hurts.”

“Alice,” he said, his heart pounding in his head. “Alice, what happened? Did you slip?”

“No,” she whispered. “Charles…”

“Charles? Charles what?”

“He… he tried…”

“What, Alice? What?”

She attempted to respond, but instead smiled at him just as her life left her.

“No,” he said. “No, Alice, no.”

He looked up, saw Clara and LaSalle standing nearby. His gazed narrowed, focused on LaSalle.

“You rotten son of a bitch,” he growled. “I’ll kill you.”

LaSalle’s eyes widened and he turned and ran. Stanton went after him, but Clara stood in his way.

“Let him go,” she urged. “It was an accident.”

“Like hell it was.”

“No, it was. He told me. She saw a snake and screamed. She backed away and her ankle gave out, tumbling her over the edge.”

Stanton snorted. “A likely story.”

She grabbed his arm tightly. “Stanton, it’s true. I know you think he shoved her, but he didn’t. Charles would never do that.”

“She’s dead.”

“Oh, Stanton,” she said and held him close.

“That son of a bitch,” he blurted suddenly, pulling away. “He’s going to try to get away with it.”

“Stanton!” Clara cried, but he was off.

He ran as fast as he could, fueled by anger, but by the time he reached LaSalle, he was already behind the wheel and driving off. Stanton darted for his own automobile and paused. He looked back and Clara hurrying after him in her long dress and high heels. He leaned against the hood of the car, still breathing heavily.

“Stanton,” Clara called when she got closer. “Charles went to get help.”

“Like hell,” Stanton spat. “He killed her.”

“Stanton, no. He—”

“Alice told me so,” he said. “Just before she died in my arms.”

“No,” she whispered. “He couldn’t have.”

 

Imzadi Publishing Welcomes a New Author to the Family!

Jerry GeroldImzadi is pleased to announce a new member to the Imzadi Publishing family…welcome to Jerry Gerold!

For more information about this new author check out his author page and keep an eye out for more information on the re-release of his book “Faith Lost” this fall!

The instant Faith walked into his shop, Benjamin Brackett fell in love. His friend and employee Veronica thinks Faith is playing him. Meanwhile, after some century-old items show up at his shop, he starts having dreams.

The main figure in these dreams is silent film actor Stanton Orloff. Stanton reveals to Benjamin that he is in fact Benjamin in a previous life and when Faith is kidnapped, Benjamin must turn to Stanton and other past lives to help rescue her.

Join Ben as he visits 1961, 1913, 16th Century Timbuktu and 1st Century B.C. Egypt as he attempts to recover his lost Faith.

 

A new review of the Frank Nagler Mysteries. Warning: contains high praise (and the author is stunned)

We couldn’t agree more with this review of this very talented author’s work!

Michael Stephen Daigle

We writers sit our desks and bemoan what we think is an inattentive world,

and then this arrives:

Thank you, Deborah Dameika. High praise, indeed. Thank you for reading the books, and taking the time to send me your thoughts.

 

“I purchased a trilogy of your books at Riverwinds in West Deptford.

I loved them! Could not put them down once I started the first one!

(The Swamps of Jersey, The Weight of Living and A Game called Dead).

I know you are writing the fourth and fifth book! Can not wait to read them!

Excellent writing! It grabs your attention and holds you. You are right up there with Stephen King!  

Thank you for your writing gift. I am truly looking forward to your next books.”

The Frank Nagler Mysteries:IMG_5950“The Swamps of Jersey” (2014) is about political corruption and murder, and I attempted to write it…

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Independent Press Awards Announce – 2018 Distinguished Favorites

Imzadi Publishing author Michael Stephen Daigle keeps bringing home awards and accolades for The Weight of Living, the third Frank Nagler Mystery. The Weight of Living has now been listed as one of the Independent Press Awards 2018 Distinguished Favorites!

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The search to find the name and home of a barefoot young girl wearing a tank top and shorts on a cold March night leads Ironton, N.J., Detective Frank Nagler down the twisting, dark path of a family whose history has ensnared many victims, including a nun from Nagler’s youth and Calista Knox, a companion of Nagler’s best friend.

The third Frank Mystery, “The Weight of Living,” brings Nagler and his friends dangerously face to face with an evil that knows no bounds and threatens to consume anyone in its path.

It is a story with twists and turns as Nagler fights through layers of lies and half-truths and searches a sketchy past to bring the chance of healing to the damaged, and a criminal to justice.

“God has given me many tasks. This is the last.” – Sister Katherine Marie.

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The Weight of Living Awards & Accolades
  • NOTABLE 100 BOOK in the 2018 Shelf Unbound Indie Book Contest.
  • FIRST PLACE Mystery category winner – 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest.
  • Cover art award – GOLD MEDAL, 2017 Cover Contest sponsored by authorsdb.com
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REVIEWS:
Reyna

January 5, 2018

Daigle hits his stride in this third Frank Nagler Mystery. The characters are strong and convincing, and the plot is unpredictable, with sudden twists that take even a careful reader by surprise. The setting is dark, unsettling and gritty, a northern NJ city caught up in the aftermath of decades-long political corruption and financial hardships. Detective Frank Nagler is the last honest man in this city, the white knight who defends the weak and downtrodden. Of the three books in the series, this is the one that pulls out all the stops and tells a story of such depravity and evil that there will be times when you pause your reading and you’ll want to wash your hands. But it’s in this juxtaposition of the dark and light that the exquisite tension of the story builds, the decency and strength of the Nagler character is revealed and the sordid mystery of the little girl left filthy and neglected in a dumpster unfolds. This book is recommended reading if you’re looking for an inventive plot and boldly drawn characters.
Otto Driver

May 15, 2017

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
I’ve read all of the Frank Nagler mysteries, they are all page turners. The Weight of Living was an even more intense page turner. If you haven’t read any of them, I highly recommend them to you, you will be caught up in the web created by this talented author.
Dee

May 1, 2017

I greatly enjoyed the first Frank Nagler story, “Swamps of Jersey.” The writing is superb, settings so vividly portrayed as to be nearly palpable. The plot is engaging and the main character captivating. I was thrilled to learn that a second Frank Nagler story was in the works and couldn’t wait to read it. In “A Game Called Dead,” Frank Nagler is still intriguing, a man whose sense of morality drives him to soldier on despite his deep personal pain. I may have actually hit on one of the clues well before the book ended which didn’t at all detract from the reading pleasure. The story isn’t so much a “whodunit” as a “why they dun it,” and the wide-ranging effects of the crime. I was rooting for Nagler to solve it because this very private person reveals himself in the how and why of his detective work. The only question I had left when I was finished was “when’s the next Frank Nagler book coming out?” The Weight of Living didn’t disappoint. It presents a mystery that kept me guessing until the very end. The crime involves stones that many influential people would like to see unturned, stones that have kept secrets buried for generations. Despite grave opposition and at personal cost, Nagler, driven by his moral code, compassion, and commitment to help the helpless, keeps digging until his and his worthy cohorts have uncovered the truth. I sincerely hope this series continues.

‘The Weight of Living’ named a 2018 Notable 100 Book By Shelf Unbound

We couldn’t be happier for Mike Daigle or Frank Nagler….we love this series as much as everyone else does.

Michael Stephen Daigle

The third Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living,” has been named a Notable 100 Book in the 2018 Shelf Unbound Indie Book Awards.

Thanks to Shelf Unbound, and to the Imzadi Publishing gang, Janice Grove and Anita-Dugan Moore.

Anita’s cover for “Weight” was presented a Gold Medal by authorsdb.com, an author/readers database site.

Also, a shout out to Kathleen Tate, Imzadi’s copy editor, who was so concerned about the abrupt ending of the story, when she sent back the proof, asked if I had sent her the complete manuscript.

It’s been quite an interesting few months for “The Weight of Living.”

It was also awarded FIRST PLACE  for Mysteries in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Content.

Both Shelf Unbound and Royal Dragonfly are multi-media companies who produce monthly magazines sent to schools, libraries and similar outlets. They also generate reading material for use in schools, and each are deeply…

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Author Appearance – Marc Cullison

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Autobiography

Are you interested in the Vietnam War? Are you a Veteran who took part or perhaps you know someone who served?

Author and Vietnam Veteran, Marc Cullison will be appearing at the 1st Methodist Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma May 17th to do a reading from his book “Vietnam Again” and host a follow-up discussion. All are welcome to stop by!

“Vietnam Again” is Marc’s follow-up to “The Other Vietnam War: A Helicopter Pilot’s Life in Vietnam”; both books are available today at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

For more information about this event contact Deanna Dean 918-682-4444 or just stop by and spend some time with Marc as this former helicopter pilot talks about his travels back to Vietnam forty years later. Books will be available for purchase and Marc will be happy to sign your copy for you.

Date: Thursday, May 17th
Time: Noon
First United Methodist Church, 600 E Okmulgee St, Muskogee, OK 74403

Audiobook Now Available – The Swamps of Jersey

Imzadi publishing is pleased to announce that Michael Stephen Daigle’s, “The Swamps of Jersey” is now available in audiobook.

Download your copy today and listen as veteran voice actor Lee Alan brings life to Detective Frank Nagler and the rest of the crew in Ironton, NJ as Frank tries to discover the identity of the decapitated and dismembered body in the bog.

Listen to a preview now!

Voice actor veteran Lee Alan to read and produce audio book of ‘The Swamps of Jersey’

We are so proud to represent this author. His stories are so well crafted, well worth the accolades they earn. Stay tuned for more information and perhaps even a teaser or two from the upcoming audio book!

Michael Stephen Daigle

In another step to place the Frank Nagler books before readers, my publisher, Imzadi Publishing of Tulsa, has engaged a voice actor to read and produce an audio  book of THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY.

The book will be read and produced by Lee Alan, a 35-year professional voice actor, artist, writer, composer, producer and published author.

According to his website, he is a Peabody Award Nominee, winner of 14 Silver Microphone Awards and a former ABC Radio and Television performer, program executive.

His site: http://www.leealancreative.com/.

The first Frank Nagler mystery. Available at Amazon, Nook, Kobo and Wal-Mart

I am honored and thrilled to have such an experienced voice actor take on our project. Welcome.

The plan is to have the piece produced by the end of April, with the general release to follow shortly thereafter, I’m guessing early May.

Watch this space and any other space I can use…

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Christmas ball

Some seasonal words from one of our award winning Imzadi Publishing authors, Michael Stephen Daigle.

Michael Stephen Daigle

The rain-smeared lights dripped along the dark glass, the reds and greens, blues and yellows running, Annie thought, like angels’ tears; beyond, in the street a few cars huffed at the stop light and then burst away, swallowed by the darkness.

Annie shook her head and shifted the small Christmas tree to the center of the window display and settled the wrapped boxes at the base. Tomorrow the shelter families would come for their annual party.

It always broke her heart to see the little ones. They would smile when they pulled off the wrapping to find a small bear or doll, a little train set, but the sadness would never really leave their eyes, she knew.

They would stroke the arms of their new coat, wiggle their fingers in new gloves and hold out their legs stiffly to admire a new pair of boots.

But Annie knew they would…

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The Weight of Living Cover Takes Gold!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00073]Imzadi Publishing is thrilled to announce that the cover art for Michael Stephen Daigle’s, The Weight of Living has taken Gold in the AUTHORSdb Cover Contest! Imzadi’s own graphic artist, Anita Dugan-Moore is the artistic talent behind this cover.

Moore says, “Covers like this are a collaborative effort between myself and the author. The exchange of ideas allows inspiration to take root in my imagination and amazing things begin to happen.”

We think they make a great team…Congratulations to both!