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June 28, 2015 THIS WEEK’S CONTENT
|Volume 1 No. 7|
On the Horizon at WildBlue
Hello WildBlue Readers, we would like to start off by thanking you for making KENTUCKY BLOODBATH: Ten Bizarre Tales of Murder from the Bluegrass State a smash hit! In other Kevin Sullivan news, the author of KENTUCKY BLOODBATH and THE BUNDY MURDERS is on the road in August retracing the route and devastation perpetrated by notorious serial killer Ted Bundy for a new book.
Along the way, Kevin will be talking to people who met Bundy or knew the victims, as well as investigators; Kevin will also be providing photographs and a sort of travelogue of Bundy’s murderous trail. Stay tuned to WildBlue Press for Kevin’s posts and videos from the road.
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Coming soon to WildBlue Press
Check out our Hot Summer Reads lists! Look for these titles in our catalogue in the coming months!
From Russia With Love June flew by! Help us welcome author and NecroSearch International member Steve Jackson back from his investigative work in Perm, Russia. Hear what Steve has to say about this Summer’s expedition and the status of the hidden grave site of Mikhail Romanov in his video journal below and read his latest field notes here!
Catch up with Steve’s series, From Russia With Love, here!
BODY OF PROOF: Tainted Evidence in the Murder of Jessica O’Grady? This new true crime by John Ferak will be released July 15 2015
PITFALL a crime thriller by new WildBlue author John Robinson writing as Cameron Bane will be released July 22 2015
KENTUCKY BLOODBATH: Ten Bizarre Tales of Murder from the Bluegrass State by Kevin Sullivan
THE OBITUARY by Ron Franscell
NO STONE UNTURNED by Steve Jackson
Featured Blog Posts
Part 1: Author Ferak explains newly obtained crime photos from DIXIE’s murder case by John Ferak
“Barb Fraley fell in love with Harold Stegeman who treated her like a queen, provided for her six kids, built her a new home and her own restaurant…Then she found out that Harold wasn’t really Harold — he was Phil Champagne, a man who died in 1984.”
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BODY OF PROOF Cover Contest
Another WildBlue fans choose contest. We need you to vote on our cover proofs for BODY OF PROOF: Tainted Evidence in the Murder of Jessica O’Grady?
KENTUCKY BLOODBATH Makes Hot New Release List
KENTUCKY BLOODBATH by Kevin Sullivan has made the Amazon Kindle Hot New Release list for the “Violence in Society” category. Get your copy today! We love our readers! Thank you for putting us in the best-sellers category time and again!
WildBlue Catalogue and Archives
1. BODY OF PROOF: Tainted Evidence in the Murder of Jessica O’Grady? Release
2. Debbi Mack Launches Crime Cafe Podcast
“Every nine seconds a woman is beaten in the United States. As women, we have the power to walk away, to call the police and to say to ourselves NO MORE. It’s in our hands to stop this.”
This month’s featured author, Carolina Sarassa, has a cautionary message for women about the horrors of domestic violence. Carolina is producer and an Emmy award winning news anchor for Univision’s affiliate station in Las Vegas and now an author too with the release of Dancing on Her Grave: The Murder of a Las Vegas Showgirl.
We asked Carolina for some insight into why she writes. She replied with a cautionary tale of love and murder that emphasizes the dire issue of violence against women in our society:
“I’m a 31-year old Latina and a Journalist. We’ve all heard about it on the news, from a friend, or someone we know, who unfortunately have been victims of what’s called ‘domestic violence’. Just like many other things in life we think, “well, that won’t happen to me,” and that’s exactly what I always thought until I met Debbie Flores-Narvaez.
In reality, I didn’t get to meet Debbie in person; I met her after she was brutally murdered. Yes, I’m a crime reporter. It was December 2010 and someone sent me a message on Facebook asking me for help about a missing Las Vegas Dancer; her name was Debbie. She was a beautiful Puerto Rican attorney who at age 30, decided to leave her job in Baltimore to pursue a career as a dancer in Sin City. As odd as it may sound, and against her family’s wishes, she did it.
Not only did she find fame and a boyfriend, she found death in the hands of the love of her life. She was beautiful, smart and well educated. He was talented, charming and a ladies’ man. Debbie couldn’t comprehend how that man whom she loved so much could have eyes for other women. He abused her verbally, physically, emotionally, and ended her life. To cover his crime, Jason – her boyfriend- dismembered the beautiful dancer’s body with a handsaw and hid her in plastic containers filled with cement.
Her friends had warned her, and she knew that man was never going to change. Nevertheless, she continued to pursue that toxic relationship. She could have said NO, but love had her blindfolded. The truth is very cruel: Debbie is dead and her boyfriend in prison for the rest of his life.”
Read the rest of Carolina’s essay here, and look for her new WildBlue Press release this Summer: FEAR WAS NOT AN OPTION, the true story of two LA gangsters who got a second chance at life.
John Ferak won the INDIEFAB 2014 Book of the Year Award for Bloody Lies: A CSI Scandal in the Heartland!
Kevin Sullivan will be featured on Beyond The Edge Radio with Marie Samuels Sunday July 5th at 8PM EDT. Kevin will discuss VAMPIRE: The Richard Chase Murders. Listen here!
Bradley Nickell on Fox Morning News in Las Vegas with Stefanie Jay! Badley talks about bestselling REPEAT OFFENDER. Check out his segment below (double click for full screen).