Two weeks ago, I released my first book, Piercing the Veils of Death: A Paranormal Exploration by Dane Ladwig. To say the least these past couple of weeks have been surreal.
The first weekend my book was on Amazon, it sold over 500 copies. Because of the successful sales, Barnes and Noble contacted me and requested to place it available in their shelves nationwide. This is every Independent Authors dream come true.
You would think I would have been elated over this news, and in part, I was. Unfortunately, a few short days after my book hit the shelves, my best friend, “Butkis” my 10 year-old Lab, lost his fight against cancer.
I know Butkis was waiting for me to finish my book before letting go; he was just that kind of friend!
My first wave of reviews came in on Amazon. I am pleased with the feedback. Here are a few…
5.0 out of 5 stars – ABSOLUTELY CAPTIVATING
“PIERCING THE VEILS OF DEATH by Dane Ladwig is comprised of several stories as it pertains to the supernatural and metaphysical experiences that the author has encountered over the years. I know the author and can verify the authenticity of his honest character. It is one thing to read about fictitious accounts of apparitional events, but entirely another to read true cases related to the hereafter.
I was utterly captivated by the stories Mr. Ladwig presented in this book and I found it fascinating as well as I felt it gave me reassurance that there is more after this life. This is not a ghost story book nor a religious book, but about everyday lives, miracles, the transformation from this life to the next, the knowledge that there is hope and everlasting life.
I enjoyed this book immensely and thank you Sir for sharing your stories.”
Award-winning Author, RJ Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars – Recommending This Masterpiece to Everyone!
“Piercing the Veils of Death is by far one of the best books I have ever read about the supernatural and matters involving death and the implications death have on the living. I expected your run-of-the-mill paranormal fantasy spookster tale of haunted houses and famous landmarks we are so accustomed to reading about, it was refreshing to read true-life chronicles and get a peak inside the minds of many paranormal investigators and celebrities. I simply loved the way the author opened his book with his very own introduction to the gruesome account of his first “education” of the dead in a funeral home, and then moved on in chapter one to a fictional story of a husband and wife who were so in love in life they couldn’t/wouldn’t let go even in death. It is superb! I am looking forward to telling every one of my friends about this book, then reading it again!
Kudos to a literary masterpiece!”
By Denise M. Pacini –
5.0 out of 5 stars – Fantastic book, but prepare for a lack of sleep. You won’t want to stop reading.
Having never purchased an E-book before, I’m glad this was my first, since I couldn’t seem to put it down, it was very convenient to have it on my phone, tablet, and desktop. Sadly, I was late for a few things because I wouldn’t stop reading in time to go. Mr Ladwig has a fantastic way with words that draws you in, holds your attention and grips very tight. The descriptive & informative nature with which he tells a story, or shares knowledge is one of the best I’ve found. If you’re looking for a book that educates you, enthralls you, and at times, entertains you, THIS is that book. Thank You for a very good read!!
By DEstlock –
5.0 out of 5 stars – An enthralling read!
I really enjoyed this book, as it’s one of a kind its supernatural/paranormal genre. He’s a wonderful storyteller. I can’t wait to read more from this author!
By Samantha M. Jones
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Coincidentally, I received a mention in my city’s newspaper (below), and I have been invited to discuss my book before the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club and City Business Officials annual meeting at an area Country Club later this month.
You can find my book by visiting www.daneladwig.com or Amazon and also Barnes and Noble. A portion of the proceeds benefit Noonan’s Syndrome Research. I gift free copies of my work to enlisted service men and woman and wounded warriors who proudly gave of their freedom that I might benefit freedom!
Also, coming 2013 ~ Have you ever wondered why Scotland Yard believed an American physician was behind the Jack the Ripper slayings why they never followed up on their hunch? Why would a doctor (H. H. Holmes) murder over 200 innocent victims and was he ever found guilty of his murderous crimes? These and many other important questions will be addressed in… Dr. H. H. Holmes and the Whitechapel Ripper: An Historic Inquisition by Dane Ladwig.
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