Protectors 2: Heroes release day!

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Protectors 2: Heroes is now available! Most retailers still have it a the reduced pre-order price of $6.99, a dollar off retail. For e-books it’s on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, and you can order the e-book direct from the Protectors Books website, and we’re offering a special:

You can order Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT AND Protectors 2: Heroes for a discounted price of $12, which is $1 off retail.

The trade paperback is available through Amazon, and will be on Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Powell’s shortly. You can also order it from your local bookstore. It is a hefty 608 pages and contains illustrations by children’s book artist Linda Sarah, comic book artist Dennis Calero, illustrator Dyer Wilk, and artist Jyl Ion, plus 55 stories by an army of authors, from all genres.

Here’s the full table of contents, from legends to rising stars to emerging writers, all who support PROTECT’s cause: protecting children from all kinds of abuse and exploitation. 100% of the proceeds are donated to Protect’s lobby. If you’re unfamiliar with PROTECT, they are the political lobby of the National Association to Protect Children, whose victories include the Circle of Trust act and the HERO Corps, which hires wounded veterans to assist law enforcement in hunting online predators.

Table of Contents:
When!? by Linda Sarah
The Questions by Alison Arngrim
City Water by Allison Glasgow
Black and White and Red All Over by David Morrell
Silvia Reyes by P.J. Ward
Plan B by Andrew Vachss
Gatekeeper by Richard Prosch
The Night Watch by Susan Schorn
One Night in Brownsville by Gary Phillips
Silverfish by S.J. Rozan
Parental Guidance by Scott Adlerberg
Superhero, With Crooked Nails by Rachael Acks
Angel by Terrence McCauley
Mr. Nance by Linda Rodriguez
Something I Said by Bracken MacLeod
El Puente by Rios de la Luz
Mesquite by Graham Wynd
Level 5 by C.R. Jahn
On the Road to La Grange by Karina Cooper
Reprisals: Enmity by John A. Curley
The Whistler in the Graveyard by Chad Eagleton (illustration by Dyer Wilk)
Solar Highway by S.A. Solomon
Jibber Jabber by Reed Farrel Coleman
Doll: A Poem by Jyl Anais Ion (illustrations by Jyl Anais Ion)
Doggone Justice by Joe R. Lansdale
The Occurrence of the Black Mirror by Teel James Glenn
Sister Cecilia by Hilary Davidson
Croatoan by Harlan Ellison®
Little Howl on the Prairie by Thomas Pluck
Things Held Dear by Neliza Drew
49 Foot Woman Straps It On by Laird Barron
Moon Over the Midwest by Elizabeth Amber Love
Sixth Floor by Albert Tucher
Adamsville by Clare Toohey
Point of View by Will Graham
High Meadow Storm by Wayne Dundee
Out of Context by Joelle Charbonneau
Lone by Alex Segura (illustrations by Dennis Calero)
Love and Valour on ‘the Victorian Titanic’ by Gill Hoffs
Just Pretend by Martyn Waites
Freak by Charles de Lint
The New Heroes of the Old Fairgrounds by K.L. Pereira
When the Hammer Comes Down by Josh Stallings
Stretching Fifteen by Angel Luis Colón
Bounty by Jerry Bloomfield
Light-Bringer by Laura K. Curtis
Hercules and the Spawn of the Titans by Michael A. Black
How to Paint Your Dragon by Andrew D’Apice
Don’t Fear the Ripper by Holly West Two Views by Tim Daly
A Hundred Pearls by Errick Nunnally
Snapshots by Christopher Irvin
Deceit by Joyce Carol Oates
The Perfect Weapon by Zak Mucha
An Open Letter to the Children of the Secret by Dionysios Dionou
Behavior is Truth by Gwyndyn T. Alexander
Pigeons for Protect! by Linda Sarah

Protectors 2: Heroes trade paperback now available for pre-order

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Behold the deadly wordsmith Hilary Davidson holding the massive trade paperback of Protectors 2: Heroes like the fearsome weapon against child abuse that it is. 608 pages of beautiful and thrilling fiction, poetry, essays, art, and memoirs from an array of legends, rising stars, and emerging artists all joined for one cause: PROTECT. You can see the full table of contents on the Protectors Books website.

If you can’t judge the size of this tome, here is next to Louie, a baby beluga of a tomcat, dwarfed by its towering mass. He tried to eat it. He was defeated.

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And for a little peek inside, at the illustration for Chad Eagleton’s story by Dyer Wilk, flip it open…

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The e-book has been available for pre-order for a while, but now you can get the trade paperback on Amazon. I’ll post links when it is available from bookstores, which should be soon.

Protectors 2: Heroes ebooks available for pre-order

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Protectors 2: Heroes is now available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle at a reduced price of $6.99, a dollar off the retail price. It will be available shortly through Kobo as well. No Kindle? You can order the e-book direct from the Protectors Books website, and we’re offering a double special:

You can order Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT AND Protectors 2: Heroes for a discounted price of $11, which is $2 off retail. I can do this because buying direct saves the 30% cut the e-tailers take, so PROTECT gets a bigger donation even with the temporary discount. We take payment through Paypal, and send the e-books and Kindle and epub format.

If you pre-order now, you’ll get Protectors 1 emailed to you in a few hours (it’s a manual process) and you will get Protectors 2: Heroes on September 15th (or maybe a little earlier…) which is the official release date.

I can’t take pre-orders on the paperback at this time, it is just too much to take on logistically, but I will be offering a similar two-fer deal and reduced direct sale price once the print book is ready. I will have copies for sale at Bouchercon 2015, and at any Noir at the Bar events after the release.

If you’re on the fence, here’s the full table of contents, from legends to rising stars to emerging writers, all who support PROTECT’s cause, protecting children from all kinds of abuse and exploitation. 100% of the proceeds are donated to Protect’s lobby. If you’re unfamiliar with PROTECT, they are the political lobby of the National Association to Protect Children, whose victories include the Circle of Trust act and the HERO Corps, which hires wounded veterans to assist law enforcement in hunting online predators.

Table of Contents:
When!? by Linda Sarah
The Questions by Alison Arngrim
City Water by Allison Glasgow
Black and White and Red All Over by David Morrell
Silvia Reyes by P.J. Ward
Plan B by Andrew Vachss
Gatekeeper by Richard Prosch
The Night Watch by Susan Schorn
One Night in Brownsville by Gary Phillips
Silverfish by S.J. Rozan
Parental Guidance by Scott Adlerberg
Superhero, With Crooked Nails by Rachael Acks
Angel by Terrence McCauley
Mr. Nance by Linda Rodriguez
Something I Said by Bracken MacLeod
El Puente by Rios de la Luz
Mesquite by Graham Wynd
Level 5 by C.R. Jahn
On the Road to La Grange by Karina Cooper
Reprisals: Enmity by John A. Curley
The Whistler in the Graveyard by Chad Eagleton (illustration by Dyer Wilk)
Solar Highway by S.A. Solomon
Jibber Jabber by Reed Farrel Coleman
Doll: A Poem by Jyl Anais Ion (illustrations by Jyl Anais Ion)
Doggone Justice by Joe R. Lansdale
The Occurrence of the Black Mirror by Teel James Glenn
Sister Cecilia by Hilary Davidson
Croatoan by Harlan Ellison®
Little Howl on the Prairie by Thomas Pluck
Things Held Dear by Neliza Drew
49 Foot Woman Straps It On by Laird Barron
Moon Over the Midwest by Elizabeth Amber Love
Sixth Floor by Albert Tucher
Adamsville by Clare Toohey
Point of View by Will Graham
High Meadow Storm by Wayne Dundee
Out of Context by Joelle Charbonneau
Lone by Alex Segura (illustrations by Dennis Calero)
Love and Valour on ‘the Victorian Titanic’ by Gill Hoffs
Just Pretend by Martyn Waites
Freak by Charles de Lint
The New Heroes of the Old Fairgrounds by K.L. Pereira
When the Hammer Comes Down by Josh Stallings
Stretching Fifteen by Angel Luis Colón
Bounty by Jerry Bloomfield
Light-Bringer by Laura K. Curtis
Hercules and the Spawn of the Titans by Michael A. Black
How to Paint Your Dragon by Andrew D’Apice
Don’t Fear the Ripper by Holly West Two Views by Tim Daly
A Hundred Pearls by Errick Nunnally
Snapshots by Christopher Irvin
Deceit by Joyce Carol Oates
The Perfect Weapon by Zak Mucha
An Open Letter to the Children of the Secret by Dionysios Dionou
Behavior is Truth by Gwyndyn T. Alexander
Pigeons for Protect! by Linda Sarah

Protectors 2: Heroes cover reveal

Here she is…

release date: September 15th 2015

Available for pre-order SOON.

More info at the official Protectors Anthologies Website.
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Protectors 2: Heroes sneak-peek, cover & Table of Contents

A few years ago, following on the “Lost Children” flash fiction campaign by my good friend Fiona “McDroll” Johnson, I put together a huge anthology to benefit PROTECT and the National Association to Protect Children, the political lobby behind the Circle of Trust laws that closed the infamous “incest loopholes” which allowed for light sentences for predators who assaulted their own children, and the charity that supports the HERO Corps, a joint effort between ICE and SOCOM to train wounded veterans to assist local and federal law enforcement in hunting online predators and identifying their victims.

That book has 41 authors, united for one cause, protecting children, and you can buy it here- Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT.

I teamed up with Jaye Manus and Suzanne Dell’Orto, and a brigade we’re back… to let you know: we can really shake ’em down:

It took me awhile to get the next book together, but it reunites some writers from the first, along with many new names, totaling 55 stories, plus art, poems, and illustrations, for a giant 600 page beast of a book. I asked everyone I thought would support the cause, and the writing community responded in force. The cover is nearly finished, so here’s a tease of the cover, and a link to the new Protectors Books website (built by the unflappable Laura K. Curtis, who also contributed a story) which includes the final Table of Contents. You’ll recognize many of the names:

Andrew Vachss. Joyce Carol Oates. David Morrell. Hilary Davidson. Laird Barron. Joelle Charbonneau. Charles de Lint. SJ Rozan. Reed Farrel Coleman. Harlan Ellison®. Wayne Dundee. and… Alison Arngrim (you may know her as “Nellie Olsen” from Little House on the Prairie, and from her work for PROTECT!)

Most of the stories are originals, or have not appeared in print for a long time; the authors range from legends and gold standards to emerging and up and coming, including the first publications of P.J. Ward and Andrew D’Apice, and new fiction from well-known authors of all genres.

The book will be available for e-book pre-order very soon, and in print in September, via direct order, online retailers, and through independent bookstores (via Ingram). There will be a special 2-fer offer for the first and second collection, ebook and print, when purchasing direct through the website (or at Noir at the Bar, and Bouchercon 2015).

Here’s a peek at the cover, by Suzanne Dell’Orto. You can view the full Table of Contents here.

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Who Benefits from Doing Nothing?

Who Benefits from Doing Nothing?” is my article about predator Mario Caruso- a level 3 sex offender who a judge released, to live next door to his victim.

Another victim betrayed by family, the media, and the criminal justice system.

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The Protect HERO Corps

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They fought on a foreign battlefield to protect our nation. Now an elite corps of warriors is stepping onto the most important battlefield of their lives: hunting child predators and rescuing American children in danger.
The H.E.R.O. Child-Rescue Corps is an unprecedented new force in the global battle against child exploitation, abuse and human trafficking. Learn more on these pages about how some of America’s most tested and proven warriors are mobilizing to rescue children in danger. Then join us. There are many ways you and your company or organization can support the H.E.R.O. Corps mission.

Whether you make a direct donation to PROTECT, either one-time or using their convenient monthly/quarterly Paypal donation, or you buy PROTECTORS: STORIES TO BENEFIT PROTECT and get 41 stories by Andrew Vachss, Joe Lansdale, Roxane Gay, George Pelecanos, Ken Bruen, Dave White, Ray Banks, James Reasoner, Charles DeLint, Patti Abbott, Wayne Dundee, Michael A. Black, Johnny Shaw, Jen Conley and many, many more, you are helping fund this program that puts veterans to useful work fighting the online scourge of child predators.

Join us. Join PROTECT today.

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