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West of Valhalla

(2019)
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Arch Tasker has everything he ever wanted in his life except the one most important thing. He's a multi-millionaire with a grand home, a collection of fine cars, rare and valuable art donning the walls of his palatial mansion, and above all the love of his life as his wife. There's only one problem: Arch's wife, Susan, has contracted an amoeba that has virtually destroyed her mind, and now she sits in a vegetative state in the home they share under the care of a twenty-four hour nurse, and Arch's existence has become one of isolation and continual pain.

Into his life, seemingly from nowhere, comes Erin Cloud Shadow Smith, the sole daughter of a Lipan Apache mother and Scotch-Irish itinerant farmer. The sad tale of her life thus far, told in the course of a single night in a late-night diner, cements the two of them together. Erin is younger than Arch by ten years, she is single, and at loose ends with herself and existence. But it becomes apparent that she needs him as much as he needs her. Thus begins their rise into the heavens of erotic ecstasy and their ultimate fall down into the abyss of tragedy as the overwhelming factors that stand in their way - unmitigated hate, self-loathing, jealousy, and the darkest of betrayals - seek to destroy them both, whether separately or together.

This is a frank but disturbing tale of desire, need, and unbridled raw emotion. It is also a story about what it essentially means to be human.

About the author: George Wier - dubbed "The Titan of Texas Fiction" by ArtPlanet - lives in Austin, Texas with his lovely wife Sallie, a cat and two dogs. He is the author of the popular sixteen-part Bill Travis Mysteries (including Top 10 Bestseller The Last Call), The Elysium Chronicles (Murder In Elysium and Sentinel In Elysium), and co-author of the Far Journey Chronicles (1889: Journey to the Moon and 1899: Journey to Mars). His recent historical thriller Neptune series includes Neptune's Forge and Neptune's Dominion. West of Valhalla is his first erotic thriller.

With close to forty novels, omnibuses, and short story anthologies to his name, George Wier writes mystery and crime, historical thrillers, action-adventure, science fiction, steampunk, speculative fiction, short stories, screenplays and teleplays. He also plays classical violin, country fiddle, paints oils and watercolors, sketches with pencil, and speaks publicly on the subject of writing. Visit his website at georgewier.com, his Facebook page at George Wier-Author, or on Twitter at @BillTravisWrite.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: West of Valhalla
Author(s): George Wier
ISBN: 1-68699-656-X / 978-1-68699-656-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: West of Valhalla
Author(s): George Wier
Publisher: Flagstone Books
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