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Clayton Clifford Bye

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Clayton Bye is the author of 9 books and the traditional publisher of 5. He also works as an editor, offers writing services and acts as a small business consultant.

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"Clayton Bye is one of the most prolific and talented writers I know. He is an eloquent poet, insightful critic, imaginative novelist, and a self-help expert. The sheer volume of his work makes me dizzy, and he seems comfortable in all genres. From his compelling collection of short stories and essays to fiction winners like "The Sorcerer's Key" and inspirational works like "How To Get What You Want From Life" and "Getting Clear," he seems to find more hours in a day than most writers find in a week. He makes you think, touches your heart, and fights the good fight w
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Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart
James Patterson
Vision, 2013
ISBN: 978-14555-1580-6
Mass Market Paperback
407 pages
Thriller

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Alex Cross, James Patterson’s famed detective whose storied life has entertained millions of people for decades, has unintentionally wounded the ego of a supreme egoist, someone with no conscience, only a black and white philosophy that life just is. As such, this man has deve... Read more of this blog post »
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Haiku (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 04, 2009 10:00AM
Description: Air Stones, Beauty Drifting Downward and Silver Drops
The Speed of Dark (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 03, 2009 05:30PM
Description: Horror short story, published July 21, 2009
The Town of Me (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 03, 2009 05:24PM
Description: Self-portrait during a bad time of my life.

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A Tale of Three Bridges
(Lisbon, Rome, Istanbul)
Lagarto Studio, 2015
Carlos Carvalho

“This book is a work of fact, fiction and fancy.” So says the opening page of A Tale of Three Bridges by Carlos Carvalho. And I can see it all in my mind’s eye. The que
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Mad River by John Sandford
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Mad River
by John Sandford
Published by Putnam, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-399-15770-7
Virgil Flowers Novel
Crime/Thriller
Hard Cover
387 pages

In a cold dry spring, the clear air gives the prairie a particular bleakness, if your mood is already bleak.

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Broody New Englander by Kenneth Weene
Broody New Englander
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Kenneth Weene
Red Chameleon Books, 2014
ISBN: 978-1502759283
Trade Paperback
234 Pages
Fiction/Poetic Prose

The Broody New Englander is exactly the type of book you would think it would be—broody people, broods of people
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Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart
James Patterson
Vision, 2013
ISBN: 978-14555-1580-6
Mass Market Paperback
407 pages
Thriller

Blurb
Alex Cross, James Patterson’s famed detective whose storied life has entertained millions of people for decades, has unintentional
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Jane, Volume 1 by Leigh M. Lane
Jane, Volume 1: Revival
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Jane, Volume 1: Revival (Jane the Hippie Vampire)
Leigh M. Lane
Published by Cerebral Books,
Sept. 24, 2014
193 pages
Dramatic Horror

Jane is a collection of 3 novellas and 1 novelette about a vampire from the 60’s who’s frozen in time as a teenager-turnin
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Promise Not to Tell
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PROMISE NOT TO TELL
Jennifer McMahon
HarperCollins Publishers, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-06-114331-1
250 pages
Mystery/Ghost Story

Kate Cypher has returned home to deal with her dementia stricken mother. As a nurse Kate knows the answer to all of her mom’s problems
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Faithful Place by Tana French
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Faithful Place
By Tana French
Hodder & Stoughton, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-340-97761-3
Trade Paperback
434 pages
Character Study/Mystery/Crime

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“The course of Frank Mackey's life was set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The moment his girlf
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Clayton Bye Robert wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request, Clayton."

You are most welcome, sir.


message 12: by Robert

Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Clayton.


message 11: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Namaste Clayton, Thanks for including me. Wishing you the best, jesse


Nurture Your BOOKS™  - Bobbie Crawford Hello Clayton,

Thanks so much for friending Pinnacle: Author & Book Promotion on Goodreads!


Clayton Bye Terry wrote: "Thanks for adding this romantic suspense author as your Goodreads friend."

You're most welcome. I've been seeing your name a lot over at AR.


Clayton Bye Bobbie wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Clayton! :) It's very nice to *meet* you!

-Bobbie Crawford-McCoy"


The same here. Our reading interests are different but we have much in common.


Bobbie  Crawford Thanks for the friend request, Clayton! :) It's very nice to *meet* you!

-Bobbie Crawford-McCoy


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Terry Odell Thanks for adding this romantic suspense author as your Goodreads friend.


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Clayton Bye Ida wrote: "Nice meeting you here on goodreads,Clayton!
Honoured to have you join my circle of friends.

Sincerely,
Ida Plassay"


My pleasure. And as an aside, Ottawa is one of my favourite cities!


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Ida Plassay Nice meeting you here on goodreads,Clayton!
Honoured to have you join my circle of friends.

Sincerely,
Ida Plassay


Clayton Bye Rowena wrote: "Hello, Clayton,

Welcome to GoodReads. Thank you for finding me here (I expect through one of the groups we have in common.) If you write fantasy, consider joining iwofa if you haven't already.

We..."


Hi Rowena,

I do belong to IWOFA, but I only emerge from the shadows when I have something pertinent to say or someone manages to irk me.


Rowena Hello, Clayton,

Welcome to GoodReads. Thank you for finding me here (I expect through one of the groups we have in common.) If you write fantasy, consider joining iwofa if you haven't already.

We do great promo for writers of fantastic fiction.

Best wishes,
Rowena Cherry


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