I spent a good part of the summer editing my first three novels written under Gary Goshgarian—ATLANTIS FIRE, THE STONE CIRCLE, and ROUGH BEAST. Took out the deadwood, clunky phrases, and excessive modifiers—all the stuff I now tell my writing students to avoid. They’re leaner, meaner, and now currently available for the first time under my pen name Gary Braver as eBooks through Amazon, Apple, Kobo and more—for only $2.99.
Hope you enjoy these old favorites!
The Stone Circle–my only “ghost story”:
Trying to ease the pain of his wife’s tragic death, archaeologist Peter Van Zandt agrees to excavate a strange stone formation on a private Boston Harbor island, being converted to a millionaire’s casino resort. He is distracted from his grief by the unearthing of a Stonehenge-like site suggesting early Celtic immigrants. Yet he becomes haunted by horrific visions and consumed by obsession as he battles corporate greed to save the monumental discovery as well as an ancient menace, pushing him toward unspeakable acts that would destroy him and everything he loves.
Praise for The Stone Circle:
“Goshgarian [Braver] grabs his readers by the lapels and doesn’t let go until the last page is turned…a terrifying collision of minds and bodies that is spellbinding.” The Middlesex News
“A galvanizing new novel. . . a frightening tour de force.” The Providence Journal
“This is a story stripped for action, and action is what it delivers.” The Boston Globe
“A scary and entertaining take off on some favorite themes of H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King.” The Boston Herald
“A richly conceived work.” Kirkus Reviews
“A masterpiece of suspense. . . If you like Stephen King and Dean Koontz, then you’ll love The Stone Circle.” Robert B. Parker