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post #1 of 17 Old 12-01-2016, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Mea Culpa...

Man, I feel greasy. So, some of you know I'm a writer. If you don't, well, hey, I'm a writer. I just published the third in a trilogy. They are MC related. A KLR appears in the second one.

I'd summarize them like this:

The Biker:

A modern take on Louis L'Amour and western tropes, with a hero who rides an old Honda CB750. It's a little literary, a lot of action. An homage.

Hannigan's Fight:

A lot darker. More noir. Same characters, but the bad guy in this one is one evil bastard.

Boxed in:

The conclusion to the trilogy. It's a much more literary novel. It ties everything together and does justice to the characters. It's about twice as long as the first two. They all take place in San Francisco. (briefly, Mexico)

Sorry for the spamming, but if you like urban noir and MCs, take a chance. All linked together below. The third one is only available on Kindle right now, but paperback in a few weeks. First two are in paperback and digital.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...stark+jd+mader

*That link just goes to the Matt Stark Series, I've written other stuff, too. Click on my name if you're interested.

Thanks for your time, and if you pick up a book, I hope you enjoy it and would really appreciate an HONEST review. I hate marketing, so word of mouth sells my work more than anything. Cheers.




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post #2 of 17 Old 12-02-2016, 09:00 AM
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Congratulations on your literary success, Lockjaw!

Like Mickey Spillane, I'm sure you, "sure can write!"


I only jest; sincere congratulations.
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post #3 of 17 Old 12-02-2016, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Congratulations on your literary success, Lockjaw!

Like Mickey Spillane, I'm sure you, "sure can write!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_XpYLt8B2k

I only jest; sincere congratulations.
Funny you should mention that. Reminded me of this review.

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5.0 out of 5 starsthis one is more akin to Mickey Spillane in a pissed off mood - and I LOVE it! Much darker
ByPo' boyon September 13, 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
JD Mader has done it again in this second installment of the Matt Stark saga. Whereas the first book in this series, "The Biker", was a nod to Louis L'Amour, this one is more akin to Mickey Spillane in a pissed off mood - and I LOVE it! Much darker, much more sexual, and yet Mader digs even deeper into what's going on inside of our hero and the other main characters. Matt, Maria, and Striker all become much more "real" people in this one, as Mader is able to show more of the inner workings of each of them than he did in the first book. I guess, in a nutshell - the first book told us WHO Matt Stark is, and this book tells us much more about WHY Matt Stark is the man that he is. I was also tickled to death to see the reappearance of Hannigan, a character that I got a BIG kick out of in "The Biker".
To me, there's still the "Old West" correlations between Stark and the L'Amour western heroes, even though this is set in the current time, and even though this novel is definitely darker than anything L.L. wrote. I don't think the mind of L'Amour ever conjured up a villain quite as vile as Hobb...
If you liked "The Biker", you'll like "Hannigan's Fight", too - just be prepared for a bit of a different kind of tale this time out!
Oh, yeah - JD Mader has already set the hook with some "teasers" from the third Matt Stark novel - I can't wait!




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
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Congratulations on your literary success, Lockjaw!

Like Mickey Spillane, I'm sure you, "sure can write!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_XpYLt8B2k

I only jest; sincere congratulations.
Of the actors, Ernest Borgnine was the only one that I recognized, mainly from "McHales Navy".
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post #5 of 17 Old 12-03-2016, 12:55 AM
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Now I have something for my winter reading enjoyment! I am looking forward to some time in front of the woodstove with a good book or two(three)!!
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post #6 of 17 Old 12-03-2016, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Of the actors, Ernest Borgnine was the only one that I recognized, mainly from "McHales Navy".
Same here.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
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LJ
Now I have something for my winter reading enjoyment! I am looking forward to some time in front of the woodstove with a good book or two(three)!!
JJ
Thanks! I hope you enjoy!




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
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Of the actors, Ernest Borgnine was the only one that I recognized, mainly from "McHales Navy".
Borgnine won the Academy Award for, "Best Actor In A Leading Role," for his 1956 performance in, "Marty," the source of the video clip.

Who will play the leading man in the movie adaptations of Lockjaw's novels?

Who would you cast in the part, Lockjaw?
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Man, that is cool. Congrats, dude.

I need to figure out how to get my hands on a copy of this.
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Man, that is cool. Congrats, dude.

I need to figure out how to get my hands on a copy of this.
https://www.amazon.com/JD-Mader/e/B005C22VJY




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
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