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My Novel is Published - Thanks for the Help!

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    My Novel is Published - Thanks for the Help!

    I'm pleased to be able to say the my novel, Redemption on the River, is published at last. I'm here to say thank you for the help I received when I posted questions about steamboats and research resources.

    Without this forum I wouldn't have known about Way's Packet Directory, for example, and I spent many an interesting hour in it, once I had my copy, picking out actual steamboats to use in the novel. Similarly, the help I received when I posted some excerpts from the novel to check for technical accuracy was very valuable. Any technical errors remaining in the book are mine, of course.

    I hope I am not breaking any forum rules by posting links to the book on Amazon. If I am, moderators please remove it and accept my apologies. The book is available in paperback and digital form from Amazon, and digital from from Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple's iBookstore, and Smashwords.

    Redemption on the River: Loren DeShon: Kindle Store

    Just to be clear, the book is not about steamboats, rather it is a novel where much of the action takes place on and around steamboats. Here is the blurb:

    Silas Jacobson pulled a trigger, killed his father, and ended up months later face down in Memphis mud, trying to forget the girl who betrayed him.

    He buries his father on the farm, his guilt in himself and leaves home seeking to forget past mistakes. He travels on Mississippi steamboats and meets his best friend in a brawl, his worst enemy in a cathouse, and a mentor and lover at a New Orleans faro table. Fighting, fornicating, and cheating at cards are a grand time, but there's another woman, a girl on a mission of her own, who saves his life and offers the opportunity to redeem himself.

    Silas staggers out of the mud to go to her, but he finds that she's deceived him from the start. He'll risk his neck for her—he owes her that much—but love is no longer possible. His shot at redemption comes down to his conscience, the two women, a poker game, and the turn of a card.

    Redemption on the River is historical fiction set along the Mississippi River in 1848.

    Thanks again to you folks for your generous help.