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Susanne Leist

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Brooklyn, The United States




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September 2013


Hello. My name is Susanne Leist.

A career in writing has been an enormous leap for me. Accustomed to the number-crunching field of budgeting and the hectic commodity markets, I left my first career and M.B.A. in Finance behind to pursue my dream. However, I do not regret my foray into literature for one moment. I write every day and have even tried my hand at poetry. So don’t let anyone tell you it’s too late in life to try something different. It is never too late to follow your heart.

THE DEAD GAME SERIES brings fantasy and surrealism to the classic murder mystery with dead bodies, suspects, and clues. In addition, it offers vampires and a touch of romance to spice the motley mix.


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Susanne Leist It is important for an author to have everything in place before launching his or her book. I learned the hard way after I self-published. Blogs, webs…moreIt is important for an author to have everything in place before launching his or her book. I learned the hard way after I self-published. Blogs, websites, and social sites like Google and Twitter should be ready and waiting. Summaries and bios should also be prepared in advance. After the book is released, it should be announced everywhere with bold pictures and words. People will be ready and eager to read it. That's my goal for my next book, which will be the second book in The Dead Game series. Good luck!(less)
Susanne Leist I wanted the readers of my book to have fun. I love reading Agatha Christie and Brad Meltzer. I'm a mystery buff but I watch supernatural TV shows. I …moreI wanted the readers of my book to have fun. I love reading Agatha Christie and Brad Meltzer. I'm a mystery buff but I watch supernatural TV shows. I wanted to incorporate all of this into my book. My mind moves quickly and so does the plot. It has twists and turns. It ends with a cliff hanger. But there will be a second book. I hinted at it by ending with "The end for now..." (less)
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Tigers pace in their cages,

Waiting to be set free.

Animals fill the basement,

An awful sight to see.

Leashes jangle against bars.

Metal against metal rings loud.

As the gates slowly lift open,

Pointy teeth glisten without sound.

This cannot be happening.

This cannot be so.

No way are there tigers

In the basement below.


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The Dead Game The Dead at Heart Prey for The Dead
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In 24 A.D., before the Romans invaded Britain, the Celts and Romans battled for control of Britain, using whatever means at their disposal, including magic and trickery. The author paints a vivid scene of the daily squalor of living conditions agains ...more
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I've always enjoyed stories pitting good against evil. In this story, two alien races compete for control of the earth. A Cherokee prophecy leads the elders to choose four teenagers to fight the battle to save the earth, known as Terra. The teenagers ...more
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I liked the author's description of Cape May's quaint scenery. I've visited Cape May many times and enjoyed the shops and restaurants. After a slow start, we meet the characters and the ghost. Darrell has two cases to solve and a relationship to fix. ...more
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message 10: by Susanne

Susanne Leist Hi,
I'm pleased to meet you. I'll check your sites. I can use the help as my books fight to swim in the mire of books available. Sorry. I was writing poetry today.

message 9: by James

James Moushon Hi.

I’d like to introduce myself. Besides being the author of the Jonathon Stones Mystery Series, I am a strong Author's Advocate. I write articles highlighting other authors books. Also, I do author interviews and post them on my blogs. Thanks for friending me.

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Martha Perez Hi Susanne, I appreciate your request :)
Best Wishes

Susanne Leist Sam wrote: "Thanks Susanne for being my friend.

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Hi, I'll try my best. I'm in the middle of reviewing three books and writing my second one.

Susanne Leist Hi Clare,
I've been reading a lot of books this summer but just forgot to add them to Goodreads. I read the trilogy by Deborah Harkness. They were great except for the last book. Now I'm reading Brad Meltzer's latest book. I'm waiting for Linda Fairstein's new book to come in the mail.
Thanks for pointing this out for me.

message 5: by Clare

Clare O'Beara Hi Suzanne,
Thanks for the friend request.
You currently show up as not reading anything; I am sure Goodreads can change that with so many recommendations!

Promod Sharma Thanks for connecting. I feel, to start with let us have short exchanges related to our views/ personal philosophies/ work etc.
In case this is of interest to you, permit me to inform you that after “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” my next book, as detailed below has been released recently.

ISBN: 9789384878467
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message 3: by Jim

Jim Goforth Salutations Susanne, how's things?

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Mary Simmons I am an muse to a fantasy writer. I promote him and learn as much as I can about the art of publishing these book series. Your search has ended. Moonwarriors is the very best Vampire vs werewolf series on the market. You may be interested in this werewolf writer, which is on facebook/goodreads and he is very down to Earth kind of man. Send him a friend request to Rusty Nugent and you can like Author Rusty Nugent group. Take it easy and let me know if you like Rusty's book series. You get many transformations of heroic werewolves vs evil vampires, and many battles between the both of them. There is a lot of blood and guts. The books are Dark Fantasy with Horror and Romance elements. Thank you for your support. Lets become friends, send me a friend request.

Daniel Pearson Susanne: Really enjoying your book and almost finished reading it.
I am on Florida at the moment with almost no communication. I will contact you this Friday to send you my review to look over before I post it. My apologies for the delay.
Best regards

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