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Sunken Dreams: A Jake Caine Archaeology Mystery is now available!
This is the first book in the series, combining archaeology and the traditional mystery thriller. Please stop back often to find out about giveaways and author events.
The early reviews are in!
“Sunken Dreams is a well-written and engrossing whodunit. Kuehn’s deft handling of plot and character bring the mystery to a satisfying conclusion…”
-Sarah Wisseman, author of Burnt Siena, Catacomb, and Bound for Eternity
“For years I have hoped for an archaeological mystery set in Wisconsin and Steven Kuehn’s initial Jake Caine novel fills the bill admirably. It is a well-written, well-plotted tale, stocked with believable characters. Four enthusiastic trowels for Sunken Dreams!”
–Bill Gresens, Book Reviewer, Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Recently received and proofed my advanced reading copies (ARC) of Sunken Dreams, the first book in the Jake Caine Archaeology Mystery series. The book looks great overall, and I found only two small errors that needed correction; it really helps a lot when you have great editors who can help you produce a polished, professional novel. As a writer, you find it difficult at times to edit your own work. The brain fills in gaps, and since you know the story by heart (or nearly so), you tend to gloss over things too quickly.
Copies of the Sunken Dreams ARC have been sent out to various agencies and individuals for review, prior to final publication and review. Five Star/Cengage takes care of most of this task, but I’ve sent out a few copies myself. I’ll be posting early reviews in the next few weeks!
A slight delay in the release date for Sunken Dreams, I’m afraid. You will have to wait until May 18, 2016, to enjoy the first Jake Caine Archaeology Mystery. On the plus side, it will be available just in time for the summer reading season! Here is a draft of the cover image:
And since Sunken Dreams takes place at an archaeological field school, I would strongly recommend a copy for all of my colleagues running field schools in the Midwest this year! But don’t worry that this is a dry, overly technical archaeological report – Sunken Dreams is a thrilling mystery sure to entertain everyone!
Approximately 150 days until SUNKEN DREAMS is published and released!
Come back soon for more information, and thanks for your interest!