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Alan Nayes

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I live in Southern California but still consider myself part Texan by birthright. I was born in Houston and grew up in Dallas. I’ve resided in California since the mid 1980’s but get back to Texas as much as possible. My first two published novels—GARGOYLES and THE UNNATURAL are biomedical thrillers. Actually THE UNNATURAL could also fall into the horror genre as it is a pretty bizarre tale. BARBARY POINT is a love story about a successful young woman who falls in love with a fishing guide. It was written on a suggestion from a former agent.

I have several other projects in the works. HEMLOCK POND is a horror story about a young woman and her son who move into a farmhouse with a haunted pond.

GIRL BLUE, another pretty bizarre story, is about...more

The old man was being followed.

If they were after the precious mineral, he would have to kill them.

He started down the thirty-degree decline, careful to avoid any uneven ground that might cause a slip or fall. The rifle slung to one shoulder gave him whatever confidence he required to protect what he’d toiled so hard to remove from the earth’s unyielding crust.


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Gargoyles (Resurrection Tri...
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The Unnatural
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“Mitch was afraid for my feelings and this made me uncomfortable.
"Just spit it out, Mitch," I said a little too abruptly.
Mitch shrugged reluctantly. "Gene's third request was that if I ever met his daughter, I should tell her that her daddy never stopped loving her. Ever."
"Shit," I gasped, and looked down at Sam.
I barely heard Mitch offer, "I'll take you back.”
Alan Nayes, Barbary Point

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"I didn't let go, Mitch," I say aloud. "And it still feels damn good.”
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac, Alan wrote: "thx. and here's hoping for a great year for the GBP--best team in all sports! season starts 9/5. oh yeah..."

*Fingers crossed* THEY'VE GOT THIS!

message 13: by Alan

Alan Nayes thx. and here's hoping for a great year for the GBP--best team in all sports! season starts 9/5. oh yeah...

Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac, So I was being lazy, and being short on time anyhow, I put off reading your "About this Author" but now that I have.. I have to hurry up and read your books! Because they sound so interesting I'm thinking I'll "Become a fan" as soon as I finish a read...

message 11: by Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac, (last edited Jul 14, 2012 03:38AM)

Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac, Alan wrote: "goge, after that explanation i sure hope the books don't fall short. Thank you for reading. Btw, if you're familiar with the location, i wonder if you're a green bay packer fan. lol."




message 10: by Alan

Alan Nayes goge, after that explanation i sure hope the books don't fall short. Thank you for reading. Btw, if you're familiar with the location, i wonder if you're a green bay packer fan. lol.

message 9: by Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac, (last edited Jul 12, 2012 10:05PM)

Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac, Alan wrote: "wow, goge, both those books are so different. hope you enjoy them. thx."

My interests have a tendency of doing that, ranging widely from one another. But I'll tell you why I'm picking them up:

Barbary Point got good reviews from someone I know, it was recommended. I know the location the book's taking place so that caught my interest as well as the plot and the line, "that one magical week in May on the shores of Lake Winnebago when the ducklings hatch and the walleye run." caught my attention. I want to see your writing, how your words flow, your idiosyncrasy.

As for Girl Blue, I especially love and am intrigued by the plotline. A sculptor: an artist, that's always intriguing, a witch who's been wronged and has done wrong thereby encasing her soul in a block of granite. I've been called in by the horror aspect, the possible romance, the betrayal aspect, and the questions, the mystery. I have a lot of questions as to what happened or will happen, hence it's best to read the book and douse my flames of curiosity. Too many unanswered questions are popping up and I'm over-contemplating; I want to read this and soon.

message 8: by Alan (last edited Jul 10, 2012 05:27PM)

Alan Nayes you're welcome and thx for friending, cindi

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Cindi Thanks for the friend request, Alan!

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Alan Nayes wow, goge, both those books are so different. hope you enjoy them. thx.

Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac, Hi^^ I'm Goge, Thank you for the add! This is pretty nice, after I read Barbary Point and Girl Blue (on my tbr list) I can comment on your page as I please. Looking forward to your writing!

message 4: by mrsj

mrsj Thanks for the add! :)

message 3: by Midu

Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!

message 2: by Alan (last edited Sep 20, 2011 06:17AM)

Alan Nayes thx, Stacy. THE UNNATURAL is definitely more twisted.

message 1: by Stacy

Stacy Eaton Hey Alan - I enjoyed reading Barbary Point - Working on the Unnatural now!

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