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Saturday, May 31, 2014

THE GUIDE by Milt Mayes VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR

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U.S. NAVY VETERAN, DOCTOR PENS THRILLER THAT TAKES READERS ON A WILD ROMP THROUGH THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS ‘The Guide’ claimed the top spot at the Pikes Peak Writers contest
After a disturbing experience serving in the military in Vietnam, Stony strives to overcome addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Emotionally scarred and trying to move on, Stony finds solace in fly fishing, Alaska’s vast wilderness and a woman, who he promises on her deathbed that he’ll
won first place at the 2011 Pikes Peak Writers contest.
“The Guide” is a page-turner with thrills, chills and unexpected twists and turns, but it also touches on some serious, real life issues, including the postwar struggles of military veterans. As a doctor and U.S. Navy veteran, the subject is close to Mays’ heart.
“PTSD is a much more of a major problem in veterans returning from war now than ever before,” he says. “It can be overcome if you get the right help. Fly fishing can be a part of that therapeutic plan because when you fly fish, you live in the moment: figuring how to wade the river, the cast, the drift, the take, the fight, the release, the beauty.”
Mays spent most of his adult life in the military as a Navy doctor. He lives with his wife in Fort Collins, Colo. He is the author of the techno-thriller Dan’s War, two short stories – “Thanksgiving with Riley” and “The Dry-Land Farmer” – and “Take the F...ing Fly,” an illustrated poem on the wisdoms and frustrations of fly fishing.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The great outdoors become a warzone of sorts as a military veteran-turned-fly
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fishing guide struggles to regain control of his life and save a client from a devious killer in Milt Mays’ “The
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Guide.”


always help

people and never kill another man. But when Stony takes a new fly fishing client, Jake, deep into Rocky Mountain National Park, his vow is put to the test. A conniving doctor is out to get

Jake, and it’s up to Stony to do anything it takes to protect him.

A new edition of “The Guide” comes out June 1, 2014. Mays’
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Much like the protagonist in his book, “The Guide,” author Milt Mays lives for the great outdoors. He grew up in Colorado and spent most of his adult life as a Navy doctor, caring for those at the forefront of many conflicts, including Vietnam.
Milt graduated from the Naval Academy and Creighton Medical School. His medical career included tours with the Marines, a Navy security group in Scotland and now at the Veteran’s Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyo. He has been a fly fishing guide in Rocky Mountain National Park and continues to ply those waters with a long
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stick and pieces of fur and feather.
His techno-thriller Dan’s War (2011, Telemachus Press) was a finalist at the 2009 Pikes Peak Writers contest. He has also written short stories, including “Thanksgiving with Riley” (Copaiba Press) and “The Dry-Land Farmer” (The Northwind Magazine). He is the author behind “Take the F...ing Fly,” an illustrated poem on the wisdoms and frustrations of fly fishing.
A new edition of his latest book, “The Guide,” comes out June 1, 2014. The book won first place at the 2011 Pikes Peak Writers contest.
Milt is married in Fort Collins, Colo., with three children and a grandson who will soon be learning the joys of flinging a fly.
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REVIEW:  


Review: THE GUIDE by Milt Mays

I HIGHLY recommend THE GUIDE, for any reader of suspense, mystery, thriller, and literary fiction. This is a very DIFFERENT kind of thriller, a mystery that is  character-driven rather than plot-driven.  Make no mistake--plot is here and it's excellent, very unexpected and twisty, all in a way that makes perfect sense: in the context of CHARACTER.

Read ONCE for pure enjoyment; read TWICE to savour the author's excellence.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/913153152


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Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Milt-Mays-ebook/dp/B00KMJY5SC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402501923&sr=8-1&keywords=Milt+Mays+-+The+Guide

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the switch up, girl! :)

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