Friday, January 2, 2015


Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! As always, thank you for dropping in. Oak Tree Press has lots of news in our corral today. Be sure to check out our website,, for a complete list of all the great books we have available. But now, for your reading pleasure, our authors have news, book signings, events, reviews, blogs and more to share with you as we head into the Round-Up…

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To start the new year off right, we have three new books available on kindle: Tink's Tank by Gary Best, The Fourth Rule by Douglass Seaver, and Karl and the Kooltones by JS Quelch. Below you will find their synopsis, book cover, and the amazon link! 

Tink's Tank by Gary Best
 Tink's Tank chronicles the adventures of the crew members of a U.S. Eighth Air Force B-17 during WW II. The narrator tells his tale in response to a request from his granddaughter who is enrolled in a college course about the history of WW II. He tells her about each of his fellow crew members, the people they meet during their war time experiences in England, the locale for most of the story.
Crew members of Tank’s Tank find themselves involved in experiences in London and between themselves that transform each as they fight to stay alive in air battles that test their courage and stamina as a crew. It is more than a coming-of-age story and more than a story of the air war over Europe—It is the interactions and connections of events, people, fact and fiction that foment growth, change and deliverance from the past. Tink's Tank takes one on an adventure and returns the reader to post-war life through twist and turns in the epilogue.

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The Fourth Rule By Douglass Seaver

 THE FOG OF WAR HIDES MANY SECRETS, BUT RARELY A GOOD ONE. The Fourth Rule tells the story of one secret born when a Green Beret returns from Vietnam and disappears. Two decades later, the CIA approaches the soldier’s younger brother, Matthew Grant, to uncover what happened. Matthew denies knowing anything, but the CIA doesnt believe him, and thus begins an intense struggle between the CIA, hell-bent on protecting its own and continuing its illicit clandestine activities, and a not-so-ordinary citizen, who has to risk it all to protect his secret and right a terrible wrong from the past. 

The Fourth Rule is a fast-paced, literary adrenalin rush! It’s the story of two brothers and the secrets uncovered in Vietnam and hidden for 22 years, culminating in a high-stakes gamble where the prize is a normal life for one brother... and peace for the other. Douglass Seaver creates memorable characters and an unforgettable story.”

―Amy Bennett, author of End of the Road and No Lifeguard on Duty 
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Karl and the Kooltones by JS Quelch
Karl is a cynical, melodramatic, mildly paranoid, professional-engineer-cum-musician in the throes of a midlife crisis. Growing up on a farm in the post Woodstock Midwest, coming of age in The City as Disco rose and Punk fell, passing his prime in The Suburbs as a family guy and director of the band Karl and Kooltones, music is the common thread of Karl’s journey. His art imitates his life as he transitions from relatively innocent youth playing tuba in a small time polka band, to rebellious heavy metal guitarist achieving not-enough-to-quit-the-day-job success, to fading middle aged lounge singer still on a Don Quixote like quest to keep the dream alive. But the thread is unraveling. His third wife and true soul mate has died, he is hopelessly caught in the corporate meat grinder, and the band is sadly floundering.  
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Kings River Life Magazine recently included Marilyn Levinson's, Murder a La Christie, in their "Best Books of 2014" blog! The following is an excerpt from the blog:"As a college professor, you’d think Lexie would have her life together. However, she’s a mess, camped out at a friend’s house and moderating a book club for extra cash. Gotta love her." 
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Amy Bennett said...

I was happy to read and recommend "The Fourth Rule" and am planning to add it to my own library!

Good job on the blog, Jesus!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Good one, Jesus!

Thonie Hevron said...

Always fun to read the news about OTP authors and events. Love the cover slide show on the right. Is that new? I don't remember it.

Jesus Martinez said...

Thank you all. Thonie, it has been there for a while; as far as how long Billie has had it there for, I am not too sure.