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Category: Recommended Authors and Books

Have the last 3 years been fun, or what?

Sure… great fun… like gangrene. Pandemic, more pandemic, even more pandemic, and then such good financial times… and by good, of course, I mean ridiculously horrendous. And now come all the after-effects of 5 billion people getting poisonous jabs.

And yet, what is one to do but simply plug away and hope the sunshine breaks through the clouds sooner rather than later? I am ever the optimist, which is why I just assumed my wife quit smoking cigarettes when I started finding cigar butts lying around the house. (My wife is gonna kill me for that joke.)

I’ve been woefully absent from my own website the last couple of years, but I’m actually planning on posting one blog a month moving forward – no more of this once-a-year nonsense. So what should we talk about, in this crazy book business, at a time when no one seems to be buying books? Aye, there’s the rub.

The answer is to do what we do. I still edit, and publish, and someday, I might even write some of my own stuff again. Someday, when I have time, like maybe in 2073. In the meantime, my fellow authors at Evolved Publishing have been putting out some great books that are getting awesome reviews, winning hard-fought awards, and deserving of a much greater audience. Maybe, together, we can help. I hope so.

I’ve been editing a bunch of those, and have also taken on a couple of side projects worth noting, so I’ll be talking about some of those in the coming months. For starters, I’d like to present a series about which I’m really excited: “Uncommon Bonds” by William E. Noland.

The first book, Playing with Fire, has already been recognized with a couple of nice awards:

  • FINALIST: Independent Author Network – Book of the Year 2022 –
  • WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2022 –

Additionally, it has 3 separate 5-star reviews from the folks at Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, and at Amazon, all 13 current reviews are 5-star affairs. Yep, folks are loving it. That includes me. As I was editing, I became a real fan, hooked on the two primary characters. You’re gonna love it too.

Now the second book, Hammer to Fall, is available, and I have no doubt it will be as well-received as the first book. In April, the third book, From the Beginning (that link will be live soon, if it isn’t already), is coming, so this is a prefect time to jump into this series.

Whether you’re a fan of suspense thrillers, speculative fiction, horror, or urban fantasy, this fantastic genre crossover series is one you’re going to really enjoy, so check it out… and thank you for your support.

UNCOMMON BONDS Series by William E. Noland

Why You Must Read David Litwack’s Books

This Post is for Readers:

If you love books that offer fun stories and memorable characters, but also great insights into the human condition, David Litwack is the author for you.

I’ve had the great pleasure not only to edit and publish David’s books, but hey… I got to read them! I’ve really enjoyed his books. I have a personal favorite, but as is always the case with these, they’re… well, personal. However, I have truly, truly enjoyed all 6 of his books to date. You will too.

Allow me to list them in alphabetical order, with links (on the title) to the book listing at Evolved Publishing, where you can find links for all the major retailers.


A tragic warrior lost in two worlds… Which one will he choose?

I think the review below says it well about this multiple award winner:

Awesome Indies Reviews says, “The book not only helps us to understand the trials of a severely injured returned serviceman, but also highlights the archetypal nature of computer games and the healing power of using such imagery to defeat our inner assassins. All up, this is a book that deserves to be read. It is both gritty reality and magical fantasy, and filled with both love and beauty, and ugliness and despair, but ultimately it is a story of healing, of burying the past, finding hope and taking control of the future.”


A thought-provoking look at the line between faith and fantasy, fanatics and followers, and religion and reason.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein

This book has won multiple awards, and garnered some exceptional reviews. There’s a reason. If you love literary fiction with a speculative, religious, and philosophical tilt, you’re going to love this one.


The Children of Darkness, The Stuff of Stars, The Light of Reason

A thousand years ago the Darkness came—a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant.

“But what are we without dreams?”

Each of the 3 books in this series is a multiple award winner in its own right, and the praise for this series is more than I can recap here. This has been a popular series over the years, and one that will give you many hours of great entertainment. Check it out today.


Have you ever awoken from a vivid dream and wondered which side of waking was real?

Kirkus Reviews calls it: “A keen and delightful multigenre tale about a hero grappling with two worlds.”

Feathered Quill Book Awards calls it: “…a delicious and thought-provoking book full of introspective questions and the choices one makes in the moment.”

“I consider The Time That’s Given one of the most inspiring fantasy novels I have ever read.” ~ Astrid Iustulin, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews (5 STARS)


Trust me when I say that if you haven’t yet discovered David Litwack, this is an author you want to have on your reading list. You will not regret it. In fact, if you buy one of his books, and you don’t like it, send me a note, and I’ll make it right for you in some way. That’s my personal guarantee. ~ Lane Diamond

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