Daniel Quentin Steele

Biography

Daniel Quentin Steele is a Jacksonville author and native Floridian. A former educator, he has been a journalist and public relations professional. He has covered and reported on crime and cops, courts and trials in several Florida cities. He has worked as a speech writer and political and media consultant. He has had one novel published in the U.S. and Great Britain as well as short stories published in the U.S., Canada, Australia and England.

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Books

When We Were Married - Volume 3 - The Wind Is Rising - Part 1
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Series: When WE Were Married, Part 1- Two Weeks In November. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 110,750. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
BLURB: Whoever said the law is a jealous mistress didn't know the half of it. North Florida prosecutor Bill Maitland has lost his wife and a woman he cared for to his job and may lose a girlfriend, the hottest blonde in Florida. And if a crooked sheriff and his legal killers and a Mexican drug cartel's assassins don't get him, the U.S. government just might! But Maitland doesn't know HOW to quit!
When We Were Married Vol 2 Second Acts
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Series: When WE Were Married, Vol. 2 - Second Acts. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 165,100. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00)
“When We Were Married" is the story of the death of the marriage of a driven Florida prosecutor and a beautiful professor. In its aftermath, Bill Maitland will face the greatest professional challenge of his life and the second greatest heartache. And Debbie Bascomb will find beauty is no shield against sorrow and loneliness as she tries to solve the mystery of why she can’t let Bill Maitland go.
When We Were Married
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Series: When WE Were Married, Vol. 1 The Long Fall. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 220,390. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.33)
“When We Were Married" is the story of the marriage of a driven Florida prosecutor and a beautiful professor and the four words that killed it. In its aftermath, Bill Maitland will face baby killers and stone cold drug lords, mercy killers and deadly grannies, killer cops and drug cartels. And in his private life, he will find himself caught in an emotional trap from which he cannot escape.

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Smashwords book reviews by Daniel Quentin Steele

  • Four Old Geezers And A Valkyrie on Jan. 31, 2012

    I wasn't intending to buy this book. It just looked interesting and I made the mistake of checking out the free preview. And that was my undoing. I'm not a big music guy - I know what I like and that's it. And the internal workings of English and Scots music making would seem about as alien as you can get. But...the author got me caught up in the story of an old fossil who had come the end of his rope as an educator and had lost his marriage and was basically breathing while waiting to die. Happens to a lot of people. But things happen, like they do in real life, and life begins to change for the Captain and his musician friends. Nothing too unrealistic, but funny as heck. And in the background there's the mystery of the Valkyrie and what did happen to his marriage. This is a funny, moving, and good story of a fossil's coming of age. If I can find anything else Lawrie has written, I'd buy it. If he hasn't written anything else, I hope he does. The book is recommended.
  • Four Old Geezers And A Valkyrie on Jan. 31, 2012

    I wasn't intending to buy this book. It just looked interesting and I made the mistake of checking out the free preview. And that was my undoing. I'm not a big music guy - I know what I like and that's it. And the internal workings of English and Scots music making would seem about as alien as you can get. But...the author got me cuaght up in the story of an old fossil who had come the end of his rope as an educator and had lost his marriage and was basically breathing while waiting to die. Happens to a lot of people. But things happen, like they do in real life, and life begins to change for the Captain and his musician friends. Nothing too unrealistic, but funny as heck. And in the background there's the mystery of the Valkyrie and what did happen to his marriage. This is a funny, moving, and good story of a fossil's coming of age. If I can find anything else Lawrie has written, I'd buy it. If he hasn't written anything else, I hope he does. The book is recommended.
  • Four Old Geezers And A Valkyrie on Jan. 31, 2012

    I wasn't intending to buy this book. It just looked interesting and I made the mistake of checking out the free preview. And that was my undoing. I'm not a big music guy - I know what I like and that's it. And the internal workings of English and Scots music making would seem about as alien as you can get. But...the author got me cuaght up in the story of an old fossil who had come the end of his rope as an educator and had lost his marriage and was basically breathing while waiting to die. Happens to a lot of people. But things happen, like they do in real life, and life begins to change for the Captain and his musician friends. Nothing too unrealistic, but funny as heck. And in the background there's the mystery of the Valkyrie and what did happen to his marriage. This is a funny, moving, and good story of a fossil's coming of age. If I can find anything else Lawrie has written, I'd buy it. If he hasn't written anything else, I hope he does. The book is recommended.
  • The Weeping Empress on June 02, 2012

    "The Weeping Empress" is a relatively short, fast moving epic fantasy of the sort that used to be called sword and sorcery, except that this is a story of swords and civil war and mythology. There are no sorcerers casting spells, although there is magic and there are cults and a female Deity moving in the affairs of men. Chiyo Alglaeca, apparently an American wife and mother, wakes up one day to find herself in the middle of a feudal massacre by sword-wielding Samurai types in some strange world. Her life is saved by two uber-warriors who save her in passing and not out of any greater regard for her life than that of the people being slaughtered around them. There is never, or at least not for a long time, any explanation for how a modern American woman wakes up in a strange world. Which is one of the things that moves the reader. Chiyo really has no way to be sure that this is not some feverish dream, but there is a human urge to keep yourself alive even in the middle of a dream. But the question of what has happened to her young daughter, to the husband who loves her, torments her. The work this most closely parallels is "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant," an intricately woven, long fantasy about a writer suffering from leprosy who fights accepting the reality of the world he has been thrust into. In Chiyo's case, she doesn't fight acceptance of her new life, but merely melds into it as she moves within a nightmare, living the life of a rebel against a cruel Emperor, turned into a master warrior by her two protectors. As the novel progresses, it turns from an epic of swordplay into a story of an Earth Mother/snake goddess cult jousting with the political powers of Chiyo's new world. And in the end, the story of this war between Goddess and Emperor holds the secret of how Chiyo's life has been upended. The novel slows in the middle section, but has a dramatic ending and one that is not only unforeseen, but one that tugs at the heartstrings. As a reader, I wish the story had ended differently than it does, but it wouldn't stick in the mind so forcefully with another ending.