Vote for Your Favorite Eau Claire Author

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My latest novel, Psychic Reprieve: Deception & Reality, is based, in part, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. As a cheesehead who travels between Eau Claire, Hudson, and the Twin Cities, I chose to base this book at a fictional Italian restaurant—Drina’s Pasta Palace—in downtown Eau Claire.

Having toiled for almost a year to develop the characters and write the novel, I would hope that readers will take a few moments out of their busy lives to read Psychic Reprieve and provide me with feedback.

Volume One Magazine, an Eau Claire publication, is now sponsoring a “Best of the Chippewa Valley” vote online. One of the categories is “best local author.” If you’re a fan of my work, please visit the following link, register, and then vote for yours truly.

http://volumeone.org/polls/11/questions/502_Your_Favorite_Local_Author

Thank you so much for checking out and purchasing my novels—The Cozen Protocol, an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award nominee, and Psychic Reprieve.

To find out more about these books, please visit Amazon.com
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Mitchell Nevin is an author and law enforcement veteran. His first book, The Cozen Protocol, was an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award nominee.

© Mitchell Nevin, Bloomington, MN 2013

New Novel Set for Release in Mid-August

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Coming on August 15, my latest novel provides an insider’s look at psychic phenomena, criminal investigations, and personal redemption.

In Psychic Reprieve: Deception & Reality, Raunold Choquet accepts a baseball scholarship to pitch for Milwaukee State.  As part of an initiation, he, along with eight other underclassmen, take part in a series of dubious hazing pranks.  When the dust settles the blue chip pitcher becomes the fall guy — the only participant prosecuted and sentenced to prison.

While in transit to a federal penitentiary in Minnesota, Choquet suffers a brutal beating at the hands of a gang’s enforcer and soon experiences strange visions. Having agreed to testify against his attacker, an investigator tucks the pitcher away at a laid back prison camp, known as “Club Fed,” where he befriends a disgraced Chicago police sergeant and a folksy Twin Cities identify thief. 

After their release, the trio hatches a plot from the confines of Drina’s Pasta Palace—an Italian bistro in downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin—to cash in on the pitcher’s clairvoyant abilities.  During this venture, the lines between deception and reality blur as the motivation for financial gain clashes with conscience and personal responsibility.   

Fellow author Rebecca Savage reviewed the book and this is what she had to say:  

“Mitchell Nevin’s novel, Psychic Reprieve: Deception and Reality is an excellent journey through the rough times suffered by a young man, Raunold Choquet, who barely knew his mother and never knew his father. Yet he rose above this torment, even enduring a short stint in prison due to an indiscreet act of hazing he committed as a freshman college baseball player. 

“Nevin has painted an accurate picture of what it must be like for those within the walls of prison. The psychological battle of those human beings is hard for those of us on the outside to understand. We might empathize, but we can’t sympathize.

“Raunold’s sad trek through his childhood and beyond reveals how well his grandparents raised him after the murder of his mother when he was only four-years-old.  He is a smarter than average individual who struggles with his demons and ultimately wins.  The psychic ability that ascends on Raunold only adds to the likability of this young and upcoming star.  What he does with his clairvoyant abilities shows his true character, which is an underlying honorable one.

“As another thread in this intricately woven tale, a Chicago police sergeant has fallen into the trap of corruption, albeit a selfless type of crime, but a crime nonetheless. He rats on his fellow police officers, goes to prison, ends-up in a cell with Raunold and another older inmate. The three prisoners were lucky. Not that their time incarcerated was glorious, but they ended up in the safest place – if there is such a thing – a facility known as “Club Fed,” made possible because of the deals they cut with the government and the non-violent nature of their offenses.

“Throughout the book, though, it is what these three do once they are freed that makes Psychic Reprieve a novel that will cause you to laugh and to cry, as the three men set-out on a quest for individual redemption.”

View the Video Trailer for Psychic Reprieve:

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Mitchell Nevin is an author and law enforcement veteran. His first book, The Cozen Protocol, was an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award nominee.

© Mitchell Nevin, Bloomington, MN 2013

Lemon Press Officially Releases Print Edition of The Cozen Protocol

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Today, Lemon Press Publishing officially released the first print edition of The Cozen Protocol, a Milwaukee-based crime novel that I authored. I want to thank Lemon Press for their fine work and outstanding new cover design.

http://www.amazon.com/Cozen-Protocol-Mitchell-Nevin/dp/1936617188/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1370139581&sr=8-1&keywords=cozen+protocol

Many current and former Milwaukee police officers have passed along comments regarding The Cozen Protocol. I am very appreciative of the positive feedback that I’ve received. I would encourage those who have worn an MPD badge to visit Amazon.com and view the print edition’s dedication.

My second novel, concerning the police and the paranormal, is slated for release in late summer or early fall. Readers who appreciate the individual characters that form the face of who and what Americans really are will especially enjoy this book.
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Mitchell Nevin is an author and law enforcement veteran. His first book, The Cozen Protocol, was an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award nominee. His second novel is set for release in August 2013.
© Mitchell Nevin, Bloomington, MN 2013

Psychics Under Fire

Lemon PressSlate Magazine online recently ran an interesting article entitled, “Investigative Intuition: Do psychics ever solve crimes? Why do police consult them?”

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2013/05/psychic_sylvia_browne_said_amanda_berry_was_dead_why_do_police_consult_psychics.html

The gist of the article is that psychic phenomena is generally bunk.

“… taken as a whole,” Slate’s Brain Palmer writes, “psychics’ visions are true just as often as anyone else’s.”

In a piece for his former blog, retired Milwaukee PD homicide detective Steve Spingola explores the predictions of Arthur Price Roberts — a Brew City man with “strangle talents.”

http://sleuthwiththeproof.blogspot.com/2009/10/library-detective-goes-old-school.html

Since I am in the process of putting the finishing touches on my latest novel — one that delves into the world of psychic abilities — my guess is about .09 percent of some people experience premonitions. Some researchers believe these feelings are generated by the brain working a step or two ahead for the purposes of self-perseveration.

If you’ve had any experiences, good, bad or indifferent, regarding your contacts with those claiming to have psychic abilities, please feel free to comment or contact me at mitchellnevin@yamil.com
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Mitchell Nevin is an author and law enforcement veteran. His first book, The Cozen Protocol, was an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award nominee. His second novel is set for release in August 2013.

© Mitchell Nevin, Bloomington, MN 2013

Print Version of The Cozen Protocol, Release of New Novel Coming Soon

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Today, I am pleased to announce that Lemon Press Publishing, in conjunction with Wisconsin’s own Badger Wordsmith, has entered into a joint venture to publish The Cozen Protocol, an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award nominee, to a print version and a second e-book edition.

The Cozen Protocol’s second edition features a newly designed cover that depicts the scene from the novel’s Jonathan Donnerstag homicide—a Milwaukee tavern owner killed with an arrow. The paperback and new e-book versions will be available shortly.

By mid-summer, I plan to release my second novel that delves into the world of psychic phenomena. Law enforcement officials are extremely skeptical of self-proclaimed psychics, although, in the past, those with paranormal abilities have proven some naysayers wrong.

Recently, psychic Sylvia Browne was roundly criticized for a 2004 prediction she made on the Montel Willaims Show. During this appearance, Browne told the mother of Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Barry that her daughter, who been missing for almost two years, was dead. Last week, Barry escaped from a Seymour Ave. home and contacted the police to report her nearly decade-long ordeal in captivity.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/05/psychic_sylvia_browne_called_e.html

To learn more the new release of The Cozen Protocol, as well as my soon-to-be release novel, visit this site for continual updates.

© Mitchell Nevin, Bloomington, MN, 2013

Psychics & the Police: What are Your Experiences?

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In The Cozen Protocol a small group of miscreant insiders work behind the scenes to orchestrate a series of events designed to influence the selection of a new chief-of-police. Cliques within organizations tend to center around the politics and personalities that seek to drive an agency’s agenda.

Set to be released in late summer or early fall, my next novel focuses on the intersection where law enforcement and the paranormal meet. The research in preparation for writing this book delves into the shadowy world of psychics, murder, charlatanism, debauchery, and politics.

In reality, are their legitimate psychics? Where does an alleged soothsayer’s abilities emanate from? Do the police really believe in clairvoyant inspiration or are criminal investigators at a dead end throwing-up a Hail Mary?

In the coming weeks and months this blog will shed some light on the upcoming novel’s plot. If you are an individual who has had some experience, for better or worse, with the paranormal or those who purport to act as go-betweens, please feel free to comment and provide some insight.
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Mitchell Nevin is an author and law enforcement veteran. His first book, The Cozen Protocol, was an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award nominee. His second novel is set for release in August 2013.

© Mitchell Nevin, Bloomington, MN 2013