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News: August 2, 2011

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The Dogman Epoch: 
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Latest News: April 20, 201

Yes, there will be a NEW Dogman book coming this summer!  It's an action-packed thriller, part science-fiction, part mystery, and part fantasy as we learn the deeper, darker history of the Dogman and how the creature could change the fate of the world.  Look for it July 4!

 

November 17, 2010

The First official snippets of the sequel to the Longquist Adventures is now available on our website.  Viking Treasure is slated for a tentative release date of February 1, 2010.  

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July 4, 2009

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News: June 17, 2009

Nagual: Dawn Of The Dogmen, has now moved on to final formatting and printing.  The tentative release date remains July 4, 2009.  

News: May 22, 2008
Frank's first novel, Year of the Dogman is available on our Official Website:

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August 2, 2011
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Tales From Dogman Country

book 4 in the series

A spectacular collection of short stories, based on folktales and REAL sightings and encounters!

Snippets of this new novel are available online!
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NAGUAL:  DAWN OF THE DOGMEN

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The Longquist Adventures:
Western Odyssey
 
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The Dogman returns in the thrilling and terrifying sequel to Frank's first novel: 

Dogman's back!  Twenty years before the events of the first novel, our favorite cryptid left its mark on a tiny village deep in Kalkaska County.  Sigma was never the same since!

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Nagual: Dawn of the Dogmen

Michigan ís legendary Dogman returns in Nagual: Dawn of the Dogmen by Frank Holes, Jr.  The third book in the series is a masterful blend of fantasy and folklore, delving into the pre-dawn history of the mysterious creature and then rushing forward to the present day.  The supernatural beast is seen from two fronts.  The first encounter, part of a 1700s French fur-traderís dream, chronicles the cultural clash between the indigenous, prehistoric civilizations and the Nagual, the half-man, half-canine skin-walkers, a clash where only one side can survive.  We then return to the modern day as the Dogman rampages across the fields and forests, the farms and camps of Grand Traverse and Benzie Counties in northern Michigan .  The supernatural beast is hunting for the remnants of its stolen, ancient treasure that will give it immortality and unlimited power.  Can two young camp counselors put an end to the chaos without losing their lives?

"Somewhere in the north woods darkness, a four legged creature suddenly stood upright..."

The beast, part man and part canine, is hunting for the remnants of its stolen, ancient treasure that will give it immortality and unlimited power.  Dreadful encounters with the local populace highlight this haunting prequel to the first two Dogman novels, and author Frank Holes, Jr. delivers yet another thrilling, suspenseful ride into the world of cryptozoology by establishing the terrifying, historical context for this local legend.

In the seventh year of the '70s decade, the Dogman arrived in the  little northern Michigan communities of Interlochen and Lake Ann...


The terrifying, haunting cries in the night had not been heard in that part of Michigan since the land was once covered by glacial ice...

 

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The Haunting of Sigma

In The Haunting of Sigma, Frank Holes, Jr. returns fans of the legendary Dogman to the wild world of cryptozoology in Northern Michigan .  This darker, far more sinister prequel to Holesís first novel fully establishes his hold upon the imaginations of readers all over the Midwest .  June 1987 ushers in the hot, dry summer season, but something else far more horrifying has taken up residence in the deep wilderness in Kalkaska County .  The Dogman, a supernatural combination of canine and man, has returned to wreck havoc upon the tiny, sleepy community of Sigma.

Some folks packed their bags to escape the madness.  Some folks loaded guns in an attempt to solve the problem themselves.  And every night during that long week, everyone stayed awake.  Only a handful have discovered the creatureís true identity, but they may be far too late to save the desperate inhabitants and the little village from total destruction.  In this terrible prequel to the regional thriller, Year of the Dogman, Frank Holes, Jr. yet again spins a tale of suspense and horror as Sigma counts down its last few days of existence.

"The creature would suffer the best mankind could throw at it and still survive.  It could live through crashes and impacts of every sort.  It wasnít a werewolf, and couldnít be taken down by silver bullets, nor by any bullets of any sort.  It had survived the ravages of fire and ice, of great storms and time eternal.  It had seen the rise and fall of many native civilizations, and it had even aided the destruction of cultures.  Its roots traced back to the blackest of supernatural magic.  It wasnít any sort of animal native to our world.  And it was a far cry from its once human origins. 

"Days were quiet and nights were silent.  That was the one nice aspect of the little community out in the woods.  Very little excitement ever happened.  Folksí lives generally followed their basic routines.  They worked hard.  They played hard.  In many cases they drank hard.  The community was fairly close-knit; everyone knew each other. It was a rare event that an outsider bothered anybody or anybody got themselves really riled up.  At least it was that way until that third week of June, 1987.  The haunting of Sigma had begun, and the townís days were numbered."
In the seventh year of the '80s decade, the Dogman arrived in the  little northern Michigan community of Sigma...and it was never the same again... 

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The Longquist Adventures: Western Odyssey

 

In a great blending of fantasy, adventure, and mythology, The Longquist Adventures sets the stage for a new young hero in modern literature.  Written for elementary students as young as third grade, this novel will be loved by those at the middle school and high school level, as well as anyone familiar with Greek mythology. 

 

 

Based upon the epic Greek tale of The Odyssey, yet set in the American Wild West, The Longquist Adventures: Western Odyssey chronicles the journey of a young boy and his guide through a perilous world of dangerous encounters and fantastic creatures.  It is a world of gun fights at high noon, stampedes on the great plains, stagecoach robbery, and an ultimate showdown with a ruthless, powerful gangster aboard a turn-of-the-century paddlewheel in the San Francisco Bay.  Can the time-traveling boy and the law-abiding Marshal restore order to the chaos of the American West gone truly wild?  

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YEAR  OF  THE  DOGMAN

Part mystery, part science fiction, Year of the Dogman is an imaginative, compelling, and adrenaline-pumping adventure. Author Frank Holes, Jr. takes no prisoners in creating a diabolical creature that leaves the forest to prey on the hapless hamlet of Twin Lakes in Northern Michigan . When night falls, the nocturnal beast, Dogman, scares the living daylights out of anyone he happens upon as he searches for a timeless treasure stolen from a Native American tribe. In the midst of the chaos, a young teacher is forced to put two and two together no matter how high the cost to rid the village of the treacherous man-beast who thrives on destruction and terror.     "The creature was not a wild dog, nor a wolf or coyote, and truly not a werewolf, at least not in terms that Hollywood always set on such creatures of myth.  Its emergence had nothing to do with the full moon.  Like any other nocturnal predator, it hid during the day and was active at night.  It did not fear crucifixes, garlic, wolfs bane, or any other of the infamous remedies made famous in the movies.  It could not be killed by silver bullets, or regular bullets for that matter.  It was a supernatural combination of an otherworldly specter and a wild, ravenous creature.  Though it had the appearance of a gigantic, wild canine, it had many human-like characteristics too.  Its paws were more like hands, and it could stand up on its hind legs.  And probably the worst of all, its muzzle had the unnatural ability to make many of the same facial expressions as humans could make."

It is the seventh year of the decade, and the Dogman has come to the  little northern Michigan town of Twin Lakes....

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