Monday, June 22, 2020

The Holston Collection

Who is ready for a thrill ride reading a new book? You know I am because if I'm not writing, I reading. Today's BOOK OF THE DAY is "The Holston Collection" by Jimmy Jones. Enjoy learning about the book, and then do yourself a favor and purchase it. It is great summer reading.

The Holston Collection Kindle Edition

by Jimmy Jones (Author) 

He woke up covered in blood, unable to remember his location or identity, only to find out he's in the middle of an old feud. And over here, this man's prosecuting a famous mob family when they hire a Gypsy assassin to stop the trial. On the other side of the mountain, our characters recently divorced, and he's inherited his grandfather's house. There's a free-standing door in the attic that leads into a past filled with both love and danger. As an aging career assassin, our hero decides to hang it up, but what cost will he pay to do this against his master's wishes? A detective crosses paths with a cult wrought with human sacrifice, and they're looking for their next victim. These are the stories of Holston Mountain. Here you will find mystery, murder, fantasy, horror, and superstition.

Product details

Paperback: 309 pages

Publisher: Tree District Books (February 26, 2020)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1951072057

ISBN-13: 978-1951072056

Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches

From the Author

As I put the stories together for this collection, I actually relived in my memories events that took place in my life at these locations. Oh, not the events embellished to produce the tales, my life would have been pure chaos if that were so. But the stores and parks (some which I still visit this day), fishing trips with my now departed father. Writing these nine novelettes brought out the younger me, the 22-year-old bursting with the energy that led me to adventures all over South Holston Mountain, Lake, and River. For the names and personalities of my characters, I simply combined my friends' names and mixed & matched first and last. The businesses are real; I visit most at some point each week. During the midpoint of the writing of this gathering of tales, I took a three-month hiatus from writing as I was going through the processes of getting a first and then second liver transplant in the course of twelve days. My recovery in the first two months after the final surgery was enough to allow me to go back to work... And writing. So sometime around September, it all went to the publisher, Tree District Books for the final edits, and a release date.  And, this, my friend, is the compilation that you'll be reading soon if you purchase the book. Thank you, reader, and enjoy the tales!!!


Jimmy A. Jones was born (August 27, 1968) in Bristol, Tennessee.
He grew up on a farm in Bluff City, TN. Jimmy always was an avid reader diving into as many books as he could. After moving to Tarboro, North Carolina for a time, he returned to his beloved small town of Bluff City, Tenn, where he continued outdoor activities such as Hunting, fishing camping and hiking on South Holston Mountain, Lake, and River. He first wrote short stories for his personal amusement as well as close family and friends. In late 2016 he started constructing a novel, *Silver Eyes on South Holston." It wasn't until February 2018 that Jimmy began to take his writing seriously, publishing his first three "official" short stories in anthologies lead by Millhaven Press. Then in the spring of 2019, he broke from working and writing, having two liver transplants between May 31, 2019, and June 11, 2019. The second transplant was an amazing success, and Jimmy was back home and working by August. And so nine stories came into being and partnered to create "The Holston Collection," which was published by Tree District Books and released February 28, 2020. Still doing carpentry and drywall through the days, he's writing in his spare time. Now in the final edit for the novel "Silver Eyes on South Holston," with hopefully an early fall 2020 release. There's also a completed, yet unpublished Novella on the desk as well as three more works in progress. And yes, many ideas flooding his mind all the time. I hope you enjoy my writing, and there's lots more to come.