“How did you start writing?”, “You like to read—you’re an avid reader, you’ve read many books?”
Those are some of the questions I hear when I talk about myself and my writing. And so I tell them—‘started reading with my tenth birthday present, but I never was, what they call a true avid.’ I always read for personal enjoyment and often to learn something new. Something I never heard much about and was curious to find out more. Life, it seems, is mostly short on adventure and long on work and earning money for that proverbial survival, and reading something fun, interesting is often an escape into the dream lands of the worlds we might like better than our personal, our own. And so, ‘a big yes’ to some of those questions. On the other hand, many of us like to tinker with gadgets, or like to paint, or write. And yes, I was always one of those.
What kind of books do you write and like to write? Where do you get your ideas for your books?
I like ‘interesting stuff,’ and by that I mean adventure stories with suspense, the thriller kind of tales. The ‘invigorating’ kind. Sometimes dark/Noir, what some might call occult. But, I am not specialized either way, and, I don’t ‘robotize’ my writing. I get ideas and write when I feel the concept might turn out to be an interesting read. And so, it could be anything. Including ‘Romance,’ at least some. After all, our lives are stories, the trick is describing them in an enjoyable to read manner.
What have you written up till now?
I wrote three or four action kind of books, somewhat similar to ‘Ludlum’s’, often researched and thus based on true life incidents. Thriller books. I wrote books on crime based on true cases and I wrote tales of paranormal, horror, but never too explicit in the gore end of it. And, one of my novels received a five years recognition from the Midwest Book Journal.
Are you published?
Yes. ‘Dance of Shadows,’ a spy thriller also known as ‘Dangerous Trade’ in the audio book. ‘The Raven Affair,’ a suspense novel was published too. All my novels are mostly published independently or became such after I changed my publishers. All of them are available on Amazon on Kindle, in paperback and audiobook formats.
They are also all on my website, and by a simple click, directly connected to Amazon.
Could I recommend some of my creations? Well, I liked them all because I always tried to include in them an aspect of adventure, of suspense, of the unknown. Even in the semi-historical ‘Fear!’ it’s all ‘Life’ for me and I try to make them fun. My latest book is ‘The Last Omen/Possessed.’ is a paranormal Suspense, based on a true incident. And a big ‘yes,’ demons do exists. Unfortunately.
For the curious—my new novel in the making stage is ‘Moon Dog.’ Can’t tell you yet what it’s all about. It’s a Government Secret.
Try them all and enjoy them, I hope.
My best to all readers,
Steven Nedelton, Author
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THE LAST-OMEN / POSSESSED
This occult suspense story is about a possessed woman, a journalist/author trapped by her demon and a soldier of fortune hunting untouchables.
Aengus Adams, a journalist/author, inherits a fortune from his uncle. He is pursuing a successful business woman when he discovers that she is possessed by a demon. She warns him, but the demon turns vicious and the journalist is exposed to blood-freezing occult encounters.
In a parallel narrative, a foreign soldier, a commando married to a New York City nurse, and desperately looking for employment in the New York City, turns to bounty hunting the most dangerous untouchables. At one point, the paths of the two men cross.
Detective Richter is trying to unscramble the crime puzzle, but cannot control the events. What happens next, when demons possess the naïve—is up to the reader to discover.
This partly true-life thriller tale contains horror settings, unrelenting action and true demon encounters. If you never believed in the demons, you will after reading this entertaining book. A paranormal, suspense, horror, action thriller.
A SUITCASE MYSTERY, Part 1
A deadly secret in a suitcase full of stolen gold leads to a series of unexplainable murders while the FBI hunts for a top foreign killer spy. The story starts during the final days of the WW2. Young Ben searches an abandoned coal mine tunnel for stolen guns the soldiers hid inside. Unfortunately, he meets an AWOL foreign Army officer on the run. The officer is involved in the theft of a large amount of gold from one of his superiors and had it hidden in the same tunnel.
Years later, in Minnesota, Ben’s father is gunned down. The FBI Special Agent Miriam Dokes and Agent Book are assigned to the case which includes the torture and murder of his father’s doctor friend, Goulbis. From then on, death stalks Ben and all other participants in the gold heist.
The FBI manager, Bob Sawyer, has a hunch there’s something much more valuable than the stolen gold. In order to find the answers, Ben, the principal character, travels back to Switzerland, to a bank where the gold is hidden. But the murders continue. Will the FBI find the reason for so many deaths? Nemesis is the second part of A Suitcase Mystery, its denouement.
A SUITCASE MYSTERY Part 2 – NEMESIS
Nemesis is the second part of A Suitcase Mystery, its denouement.
A deadly secret in a suitcase full of stolen gold leads to a series of unexplainable murders while the FBI hunts for a top foreign killer spy.
The story starts in Latvia, near Riga, during the final days of the Second World War. A young boy Ben Kalninsh searches an abandoned coal mine tunnel for stolen guns the soldiers hid inside. Unfortunately for him, he meets an AWOL Soviet Army officer on the run instead. The officer is involved in a theft of a large amount of gold from one of his superiors and had it hidden inside the same tunnel. Unknown to him, one of the valises holds also a diary with top Soviet secrets related to espionage in the US. And so, by entering the tunnel, Ben sets into motion deadly events which will follow him into his adult life.
Years later, in Minnesota, his father is gunned down. And no one knows why. FBI agents approach Ben with the news of the murder of his father. Special Agent Miriam Dokes and Agent Book are assigned to the case which includes the torture and murder of his father’s doctor friend, Karlis Goulbis.
The FBI manager, Bob Sawyer, has a hunch there’s something much more valuable than the stolen gold. Due to so many secret projects and so many years gone by, the affair becomes the proverbial search for a “needle in a haystack.” In order to find the answers, Ben, the principal character, needs to go back to Switzerland, to a bank where the gold is hidden. And, from there on, Death stalks Ben and all other participants in the gold heist. Nemesis provides the denouement of the story.
THE RAVEN AFFAIR
Two decades have passed since the second World War, and the mass murderer Anton and his family are still on the run. Even while skipping and jumping across southern Europe, Anton knows that the distant shores of a faraway land, America, are a perfect hideaway.
Like millions of others, two priests living in San Francisco, Father Dominic and Father Joe, had never heard of Anton. They don’t know that the mass murderer disguised in monk’s clothing was crossing the ocean to find a haven only three or four hundred miles from them. And they would not hear of him until twenty years later, when he was already facing charges in a Federal Court.
Mick and Lynnie are also living in San Francisco. Mick is the maitre d’ at the Westin St. Francis’ Michael Mina Restaurant and—unknown to his wife Lynnie—a highly sought after hit man, codenamed ‘Clerk.’
Three Interpol agents are hunting for Anton when their employer suddenly and unexplainably stops them. They aren’t aware of the presence of an enigmatic world power (EWP). They are also unaware that one of them, agent Damon, is leading a double life and operating clandestinely as a high priced hitman ‘Raven.’ Upon his resignation from Interpol, Damon is hired by a wealthy Californian to look for Anton. But by then Anton is already being investigated by the Los Angeles Federal Courts. Soon after, Anton is found guilty of numerous atrocities and extradited back to Europe.
The world is filled with good-hearted folk, but Ben Bluman is not one of them. Here is the story of a troubled man whose unsettled past reveals itself in a series of comatose dreams. Are they simply dreams…or his past revisited? If you have never met the devil incarnate, here’s your chance to meet Mr. Ben Bluman in person.
“A nail-biter of a tale from Steven Nedelton and Joseph Parente…”
DANCE OF SHADOWS (Dangerous Trade)
American CIA agent David Tallman is haunted by flashbacks of the hideous torture back in 1962 by a spy agency that strikes like a cobra. Not much has changed by 1985, and now Tallman’s espionage experience and talents are needed for something special. He is assigned the leadership of a group of agents with unusual skills. While the relations between the US and Russia do remain tense, there is evidence of a strong dissident movement within the Soyuz itself. And the US intends to help the dissidents bring Democracy in Russia. Tallman’s group is assigned that special task. Although the agents in his group do use the traditional espionage in their work, there are a few who successfully experimented with the use of mind control as a tool for surveillance and as a weapon for assassination and torture. These shadowy figures can observe anyone at any time, anywhere in the world and communicate with them, thus influencing their behavior, and can cause changes of direction in the world events. The background for this fictitious story is based on the results of the actual experiments with telepathy, clairvoyance and the related at several world renown universities.
A story about a boy born in the Second World War, who witnesses an enemy invasion of his country, daily air raids, bombardments, death of civilians and soldiers, a general destruction of everything around him. A story about his subsequent experiences while growing up in the post-war, supposedly liberated land now controlled by a frighteningly oppressive and backward government until his escape fourteen years later. A must read story for many. One of those rare novels that provide a personal account of horrors people can be exposed to when mislead by their leadership.