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Book #2 of The Rawlins Series: Rawlins, into Montana is the continuing saga of Virgil Rawlins as he is determined to find a place where his family can escape the continuing lawlessness and strife in post-Civil War Missouri.

Melody Hill

Book #1 of The Vietnam War Series, Melody Hill, is the story of Duff Coleridge, a young man from the mountains of Tennessee. The year is 1966 and Duff becomes a paratrooper with orders for the First Brigade of the 101st Airborne. He is on his way to Vietnam.

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Gomorrah Principle

Book #2 of this series has been awarded the Readers’ Choice Award for military fiction and is lauded by reviewers as one of the best Vietnam War novels to appear in years.

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Valley of the Purple Hearts Book #3 of The Vietnam War Series, Valley of the Purple Hearts is the winner of the 2017 Best Indie Book Award for Literary Mainstream Fiction. or 

Raeford's MVP

Book #4 of The Vietnam War Series, Raeford’s MVP is a story of love, war and redemption. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry at the same time…

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Tallahatchie

Tallahatchie: Southern Fiction and dark comedy at its finest, Tallahatchie, is aptly described as a “modern southern gothic,” story about a colorful group of rural southerners that will keep you laughing.

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Rawlins No longer Young Cover

Book #1 of The Rawlins Series: Rawlins, No Longer Young is an exciting historical western novel set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the American West.

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Cover Design/Update Book #2, Rawlins, Into Montana

Presenting the Cover for Rawlins, Into Montana

One of the mantras of novel marketing gurus is that all your book covers should be similar in style to those of others in your genre, but they should also be quickly recognizable by your readers as uniquely yours. Well, sorry ’bout that, folks!! I never have liked running with the crowd, and with a name like ‘DeStefanis’, I believe ‘author recognition’ isn’t necessarily an issue….just sayin’. So, about Rawlins, Into Montana:

My friend, and cover designer, Todd Hebertson (BookCoverArt.webs.com) and I go for two things: covers that standout and covers that are unique. His new cover design for Rawlins, Into Montana fits both of these requirements.Rawlins into Montana book cover The woman standing in the door of the cabin with a model 1866 Winchester, along with the Absaroka Mountains and the big Montana Sky in the background presents a magnificent image, and the approaching warriors should pique any reader’s curiosity. I am always astounded by Todd’s work and would truly like to hear your comments as well.

The manuscript for Rawlins, Into Montana is now in the hands of Beta-Readers. Once I receive their feedback, I will edit it one more time before sending a final copy to the editor for the finishing touches. The book should be published in Kindle, paperback and hardcover editions sometime in June. I will let you know when that happens.

For now, the story summary can be read on this site at https://rickdestefanis.com/rawlins-into-montana/. AND, if you have already read Book #1, Rawlins, No Longer Young and haven’t posted your review on Amazon, I truly wish you would. It’s easy. Go to https://amzn.to/2UWhbqK. The book currently has only fourteen reviews. Amazon’s marketing algorithms will not even recognize a book until it has at least twenty-five reviews and they really don’t do much till the number of reviews reaches one-hundred.

 

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