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An adventuresome holiday

  I have had some pretty adventuresome vacations: Banff, where I had my closest encounter with a grizzly bear; whitewater canoeing in Ontario and Quebec; and last year, when we got uncomfortably close to the wine country wildfires. And last month, I encountered a different kind of adventure in Portugal. It’s a wonderful place, and […]

It's launch day for Torn Roots

Torn Roots, the first Hawaiian Storm mystery, is now available on Amazon.  What the critics are saying “TORN ROOTS is wonderfully rich with plot and setting, but it was Mr. Bury’s command of the story’s pacing that impressed me most.”—Eden Baylee, author of Stranger at Sunset “I made the mistake of picking up this book […]

Sample Sunday: the new Torn Roots

Meet FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm, protagonist of the new novel, Torn Roots. The first Hawaiian Storm mystery, it comes out September 29. Pre-order it now and save.  Chapter 11: Warning Thursday, 1:00 p.m. At the Hana Police Station, Kaimi left Vanessa in what looked to her like a closet with a desk and a […]

Excerpt: The new Torn Roots

On Saturday, September 29, the first book in the new Hawaiian Storm series will launch. Some readers might remember a book titled Torn Roots. A version was published three years ago by Amazon in a program that has since been cancelled. I’ve revised and expanded it, with some new characters. I’d like you to meet Sophia […]

Cover reveal: The new, expanded Torn Roots

There’s a Hawaiian Storm coming. You can see the dark clouds overhead, hear the wind slashing through the trees and feel the spray from the waves smashing against the shore. That’s right, Vanessa Storm is coming back on September 29 in the new, revised and expanded Torn Roots. Some of you may remember the title […]

Run and Hide by Alan McDermott

An independent book review Alan McDermott knows how to push all the right buttons for the action-thriller reader. The author of the fantastically successful Tom Gray series has crossed the Atlantic for his new series focused on the new character of Eva Driscoll: brilliant, beautiful and highly effective special operative for the CIA who’s been […]

#SampleSunday: The new Torn Roots

With the cancellation of the Kindle Worlds program, many authors are working hard to revise and republish their Kindle World novellas and stories themselves.  I’m one of them, and I’m making good progress on my new four-book Hawaiian Storm series. This weekend, enjoy this taste of the first: the new Torn Roots. Chapter 5: Chase Wednesday, 5:30 […]

Sunday sample: the new Torn Roots

With the end of the Kindle Worlds program, I am revising all seven of my Kindle World titles. First up is the first KW title, Torn Roots: A Hawaiian Storm, featuring FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm in Hawaii. Get a taste of what’s coming up. Chapter 1: Special Agent Thursday, 4:55 a.m. Vanessa groped in […]