C. L. Schneider
#IndiePrideDay - Feature #1: Tom Reinhart
#IndiePrideDay (July 1st) is just around the corner. With just a week and a half to go, I want to take this opportunity to feature some of the indie author’s I’ve read since becoming one myself. First up: Tom Reinhart.
With some of the best hard-hitting, gut-punching stories I’ve read in years, Tom Reinhart is one of those authors who doesn’t simply write. He bleeds words. He opens a vein and lets it all pour out, and the results are compelling. When I sit down to read one of Tom’s books, I never worry about whether or not I’ll like the story. I worry about how long it will take me to stop thinking about it when I’m done.
To top off all that talent, Tom is incredibly nice and genuine. I'm honored to have met him and to be navigating this roller coaster of indie publishing alongside him.
From my 5* review of his thriller Saint Monolith:
"On the surface, this is the story of a vigilante; of a jaded, world weary cop unable to ignore the evil on the streets or the demons in his head. But in the skillful hands of the author, Tom Reinhart, it becomes so much more. He has masterfully created a complex character in Mason Stone, such that he doesn’t simply let us read about Mason’s turmoil and suffering, he makes us feel it. And it hurts. You’re there every step of the way as Mason walks the line between right and wrong. When he crosses this line, and you know he’s spiraling downward, you find yourself fearing what he’s becoming. You fear for him just as strongly.
This book really got to me in such a way that I had trouble putting it down. The rest of the characters are all equally well developed. There was a gritty, brutal reality to the plot. The atmosphere is tense, and even when the action slows down, the pressure doesn’t. The window into Mason’s mind, the glimpses into his past, his views of the world, run you through a gambit of emotions. Reinhart so expertly describes both sides of the coin; you're left to make your own decision: is Mason Stone a cop, criminal, demon, or a saint?"
Book 2 (The Saint of Seven Mile) is out now, and I plan on setting aside some time this summer to gobble it up!
To learn more about Tom Reinhart and his work, please visit his website http://www.tomreinhart.com/
Check out his Amazon Author Page to purchase
Connect with him on Twitter and Facebook