Friday, January 3, 2014

Author C. Robert Cales Chosen As One Of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' for 2013 - 2014

Cales was chosen as the result of a public voting process.  His work, entitled ‘The Bookseller’, is a paranormal thriller that has received rave reviews from readers

C. Robert Cales, author of ‘The Bookseller’, has been chosen as one of ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’. The awards were sponsored by The Authors Show. His win secures a place in ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’, an annual publication available in January 2014

‘The Bookseller’, written in the tradition of Stephen King and Anne Rice, is a paranormal thriller. Unlike many novels in the genre, the book is character driven and offers readers an emotional bond.

“Being voted as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' could be a glimmer of sunlight in the darkness,” Cales stated. “I have a gift I’ve wanted to share with the world for years and now The Authors Show with its annual competition has opened the door to priceless exposure. Readers now have the opportunity to discover the kind of story that will cling to their minds well after the last page is turned.”

In the storyline of ‘The Bookseller’, Carlos Ramirez is the ruthless leader of a South American drug cartel, violent beyond the pale and yet he is but the tip of the iceberg. He hides a dark secret that has plagued humanity from the beginning, a secret that runs red with blood. Carlos is the latest incarnation of an evil nonhuman spirit that the world has known by other names: Cain, Attila the Hun, Caligula, Vlad the Impaler, Blackbeard the Pirate, Jack the Ripper and Adolf Hitler, to name a few. The nonhuman spirit skips from life to life through time while maintaining memories of everything.

His best men have just perfected a method of infusing liquid cocaine into the pages of books and withdrawing it at the destination point. He has located a bookstore in the perfect location for acquisition to complete the first step of his plan. However, it soon becomes evident that he picked the wrong bookstore.

The book has a 4.9 out of 5 star rating on Amazon. One reviewer stated, “…so many genres are effectively combined here that it reminded me in some ways of Stephen King's ‘Dark Tower’ series, only much more condensed. This is the type of story I could easily see adapted into a film. I highly recommend  ‘The Bookseller’”.

“Readers will enjoy this book,” Cales stated, “because of the depth of the characters, the emotions they evoke and a rich, mind bending plot that will take them down a road they’ve never traveled. They will be drawn into the story and fall in love with good people leading interesting lives. They will look into the eyes of pure evil and hate the nameless thing with its many lives. They will be terrified by the knowledge that the two are on a collision course.”

C. Robert Cales is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at All of his works are available at Amazon and iTunes. More information is available at his website at


C. Robert Cales was born with a triple dose of imagination. When he was ten he became addicted to horror at the hands of Christopher Lee as Dracula. When he was sixteen his imagination started demanding an outlet and he stepped onto the path to the Writing Craft. Sometime in his twenties he chose Stephen King and Anne Rice as his mentors.

He is the author of ‘Devil Glass’ and ‘The Bookseller’.


C. Robert Cales