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Nate Kenyon

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Nate Kenyon's latest novel is the techno-thriller Day One (Thomas Dunne/St. Martins Press). Booklist gave it a starred review, calling it "exciting and inventive." Library Journal called it a "must" and Kenyon's "scariest to date."

Kenyon grew up in a small town in Maine. His first novel, Bloodstone, received raves from places as varied as Library Journal, Fangoria, Publishers Weekly,, Cemetery Dance and The Romance Studio, and praise from authors such as Brian Keene, Tim Lebbon, Douglas Clegg, Mort Castle and Rick Hautala. Bloodstone was a Bram Stoker Award finalist and and P&E Novel of the Year Award winner. It was released in paperback from Leisure Books.

Nate's second novel, The Reach, received a starred review from Publishe

Goodreads is giving away two signed copies of my upcoming thriller DAY ONE. The contest is open until the end of September. Check it out!
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The Reach

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Day One

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Nate Kenyon made a comment in the group Horror Aficionados Nate Kenyon: DAY ONE *SPOILERS* topic
" Hi Jason--sorry for the delay, came down with a vicious bug that knocked me out of commission for a week. Anyway, thanks for the kind words about how ...more "
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" Thank Danielle--hope you like Day One! :) "
Nate Kenyon said "yes" to attending DAY ONE Book Launch!
date: October 03, 2013 07:49PM
location: Everywhere, The United States
description: DAY ONE is here! Nate's new blockbuster thriller takes place over the course of a single day. New York is under attack by a brilliant and mysterious enemy that can seemingly be anywhere, occupy anything with a computer chip. Journalist John Hawke must escape the city to save his pregnant wife and young son. Their lives depend on it...and so does the rest of the human race.

Booklist (starred review) said DAY ONE was "imaginative...exciting and inventive." Library Journal raved, saying it is Nate's
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message 30: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Nate. You seem like an interesting person, as well as a prolific and accomplished author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled "Forbidden Steps".

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

message 29: by Lisa

Lisa Alexander-Griffin Thanks for the friendship, Nate. :)

message 28: by Nate

Nate Kenyon Thanks David! I appreciate it.

David wrote: "Post-Human
Thanks for adding me, Nate :) Your book looks terrific, I am really going to buy it, and let's keep in contact! Congratulations on what looks like a terrific career so far!"

message 27: by David

David Simpson Post-Human
Thanks for adding me, Nate :) Your book looks terrific, I am really going to buy it, and let's keep in contact! Congratulations on what looks like a terrific career so far!

message 26: by Nate

Nate Kenyon Thank you, Michael! Glad you have you as a friend on here...

message 25: by Michael

Michael Stewart Thanks for the add, Nate. Hope your books are sell well.

Michael F Stewart

message 24: by Jeremy

Jeremy Howdy Nate!

Here's wishing you a thrilling and thriving Thor's day, and a fabulously fantastic Friya's day.

-Jerbear :)

message 23: by Sanaz

Sanaz Hi Nate,

Thanks for the friend's request.

Good Luck

message 22: by Katie

Katie Hi Nate!
I got your book in the mail, thanks! I have been reading every chance I get. I'm getting towards the end and I absolutely love it! Also, I voted for you :)

message 21: by Kelsey

Kelsey Hey Nate!

Thanks for the invitation to be a friend. I'll definitely have to check out your books- they sound promising.

By the way, I see you're a member of a Twilight group- are you a fan too?!


message 20: by Nate

Nate Kenyon My mind is certainly an interesting place... :)

message 19: by Lesa

Lesa Trapp I am really interested in your mind. I will have to check out all your books. I do like the odd minded people.

Thank you

message 18: by Nate

Nate Kenyon Thanks Chester!

message 17: by Chester

Chester Thanks for the invitation. Your excerpt from The Reach is quite intriguing. Sounds like you're doing great. Good luck with the books.

message 16: by Nate

Nate Kenyon Thanks Ann! :)

message 15: by Ann

Ann Keller Nate,

FANTASTIC News about your book signing!!! Fifty books? Wow! You must be so proud. All of us are envious of your well-deserved success.

Best of luck next weekend, too.

Ann B. Keller

message 14: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Nate!

Thanks for friending me!



message 13: by Nate

Nate Kenyon Hi Brigid--nice to meet you too! :) Thanks for being a friend. How's your writing coming along?

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* Hi Nate. Thanks for adding me. Nice to meet you! :)

Shawnette Hi, Nate...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...Congrats on your novels...and best of luck with your future writings...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed weekend...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

Rosemary Nate, congratulations on your award-winning books and terrific reviews!

message 9: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello Nate,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on your books.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Have a marvelous Friday and weekend. Warmest regards.

message 8: by J.R.

J.R. Hi Nate...yes, same neck of the woods, although now I'm south of the Mason-Dixon line. Great to meet you on here and congrats on all the writing success!

message 7: by Beth

Beth Hi Nate,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author!
- Beth

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

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads! Happy Halloween!

Dianne Ascroft It's always great to meet a fellow writer, Nate. Thanks for the friend request.

Dianne Ascroft,

message 3: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Nate,
Good to see William Golding in there,
If HORROR/SCI FI and thrillers are your thing I#ve a couple you might like to check out. HOLLYWOOD BOWL is a retrospective noir available on The ISBN is ISBN 978-1-4092-0565-4 THE LUNDQUIST CHRONICLES are a Quatermass tribute and are available from The ISBN is ISBN 978-1-4092-4155-3
Hope to talk soon,

message 2: by Joan

Joan Hi Nate! Good to see you here to. Just read your bit in "On writing Horror." - Well done!

Jessica Lynne Gardner Thanks for the friendship! =^.^=

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