Friday, August 29, 2014

Meet the Character Book Blog Tour - Matt Rommel

I have been invited by Laurel Anne Hill to join a book blog tour and to introduce a character from my most recent book, Beyond the Law.  I want to introduce you to Major Matt Rommel, USMC, Ret.

But don't forget to check out Laurel Anne Hill at her blog.  Here's a link:

Meet My Character:  Matt Rommel - In his own words.

My name is Matthew Rommel.  I have spent my adult life working with people, people that my country told me were evil, people the State of California told me were a threat to society.  Some of them did not survive.  None of them were ever the same.  At the end of it all, I was not the same either.  I cannot tell you, with certainty, that all of the things I did were right, or that there was even a point to it all.

I was a Marine Corps officer.  I was good at my job and I worked with some of the finest people you could hope to meet.  One day, the Corps asked me to do something that I could not bear to do.  After that, it was only a matter of time before I had to leave.  I retired.

I was a corrections officer with the California Department of Corrections.  I spent most of my career at San Quentin prison.  For ten years, I worked closely with convicted felons.  I protected myself and my fellow officers and I never let a convict work me.  I kept them at bay.  After years of this work, I kept my family at bay as well.  I’m not married anymore and that’s pretty much the reason why.  One day, I just knew I had to make a change.   Again, I retired.    I had to put it all behind me.

And I did.  Into every life comes good and bad fortune.  My good fortune involved money, a lot of it.  Now, I spend my days at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, one of San Francisco’s Fine Art museums as a docent.  Sometimes I give tours; sometimes I just stand there.  It’s a beautiful place dedicated those San Franciscans who served in The Great War.  It was dedicated as a place of healing.  I’m hoping it will work for me.

After years alone, people have come into my life, an attractive, smart, tough, and stylish single mother, and her daughter.  Take my word for it, that kid is a handful.

Now, an old comrade has established himself as my house guest, try as I might to get him to leave.  Seventy year-old Master Gunnery Michael Patrick Gilhooley, retired, has always meant trouble, to himself and everyone around him.  This time Gunny may just get us all killed.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Author, Media Personality, Former Underground Tank Operator! Meet Laurel Anne Hill and the Heroine of Her New Hit Novel.

Laurel Anne Hill is on a book blog tour.  Today, she tells us all about the heroine of her new novel, Juanita.  Laurel Anne has quite a following, so click on this link below and learn about her new novel and her new heroine.  While you're there, you might find out what it means to be an underground tank operator!

Friday, August 22, 2014

South Carolina arrests reputed DINOSAUR killer.

In the United States of America, we are busy giving armored vehicles and high-powered military weapons to local police agencies who think that teenagers might be killing DINOSAURS.

High School creative writing class. Student claims he got a gun and killed his neighbor's DINOSAUR. The police arrived and an arrest ensued.
As it turn's out, the student did not kill his neighbor's DINOSAUR. Like you, I am glad that the DINOSAUR was not harmed, possibly because he does not exist.
Your tax dollars at work.
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There we are in the Friday edition of KBoards

Beyond the Law appears in this Friday's edition of

Have a great weekend whoever you three readers are.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Review for Brand Loyalty - Thank you, Kerah 13

New Review for Brand Loyalty - Thank you, Kerah 13

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nonstop FunAugust 17, 2014
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This review is from: Brand Loyalty (Matt Rommel Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
F.M. Kahren's "Brand Loyalty" kept me up way passed my bedtime. Kahrens style of writing grabbed me from the first page and I couldn't put the book down until I was finished with it!

The pacing was well done- the reader is neither rushed through anything nor quickly flipping pages wondering when a scene will be over. It was a very enticing murder mystery with an unusual plot set in the Bay area. I've been to California before, but never San Francisco, so it was fun to imagine what the area looked like from Kahren and Rommel's perspectives.

The interplay between the characters and the dialogue was highly engaging. All of the characters were entertaining, but I definitely enjoyed Aubrey and the main character, Matt Rommel, the most. I can't wait to check out more of Rommel's adventures!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Something new to me - the Twitter Card

Something new to me, this is a "Twitter Card".  I'm still trying to get my mind around the Twitter thing, but I really dig the card.  Thank you

So, whaddya think?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Coming - "The Palace of the Legion of Murder

The Palace of the Legion of Murder

Matt Rommel is back from Adak. Gunny is back from the grave.
And, Aubrey is back from detention!
Coming in 2015!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Book Give-away - My Book, So It's My Rules

Last night, I was at my local grocery store.  One of the clerks was telling me how much she is enjoying my latest book, "Beyond the Law".

She said she wasn't going to let her father read it until she was done with it.  However, she isn't going to be done with it because she never wants the book to end.

No kidding.  This happened.

Well, her father is on dialysis and I need every reader I can get to.  So, I autographed an additional copy and gave it to her.

So here's the point, if for some reason you are reading this, maybe you would like a copy of "Beyond the Law" for yourself.

Just send me an e-mail at  Include your mailing address.  Here are the rules:

1) There will be no more than 3 winners.  One inside the state of California, One inside the U.S. but outside of California, and one outside of the United States but in a country that gets service from Federal Express International.

2)  I will have the Federal Express shipping slip that proves that I sent the book to the address you gave me.  If you don't actually get it for some reason, that's not my fault.  I will not be mailing book after book to the same address.

3)  I warrant nothing and nothing is binding.  I want to have a little fun and send out a few books.  That's it.  No drama.  No B.S.

So, what do you think?