Barbara Casey Agency Back <<  Previous Next  >> SBN #: 978-1595071361								           Novel PUBLISHER: ArcheBooks Publishing	                    Contemporary Suspense/Mystery   Considered for a 2007 Pulitzer Award Nomination
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"Simultaneously   wise   and   poignant,   exotic   and   suspenseful,   The   House   of   Kane    is   a   fascinating   story   of   loyalty,   treachery   and   the power   of   destiny.   With   an   insider’s   view   into   the   world   of   high   stakes   publishing,   Barbara   Casey   weaves   a   masterful   story   that haunts the reader long after the final page." NANCY STEINBECK, Author, The Other Side of Eden: Life with John Steinbeck. "Barbara   Casey’s   The   House   of   Kane   is   a   touchingly   tender   love   story,   set   in   an   intrigue-riddled   publishing   industry.   Her characters   are   interesting   and   varied.   Her   story   is   refreshing   and   engagingly   told. Aspiring   writers   will   want   to   read   The   House   of Kane to tap her wisdom about getting into print." JOHN DEDAKIS,  CNN Senior Copy Editor, Author, Fast Track Want   you   to   know   I   couldn't   put   The   House   of   Kane    down...   Read   in   one   day...   Actually,   stayed   up   until   about   3   am   to   finish...     Must read your other books. You are as good, if not better, than Mary Higgins Clark. Maureen Bashaw  President, Adonis Autism Foundation No   matter   what   was   going   on,   I   couldn't   wait   to   return   to The   House   of   Kane.   So   many   places   I   know   so   well,   and   then   the   literary philosophies   that   I   can   so   easily   identify   with;   yes,   to   the   point   of   saying,   that's   it,   that   is   what   I   feel,   or,   yes,   that   is   what   I   think!   It was   a   total   immersion   of   my   life   into   your   pages.   And   why?   Not   just   because   of   being   able   to   identify   with   so   much,   but   mostly because   you   are   simply   a   fabulous   writer…   Talk   about   a   page   turner!!   I   love   the   way   you   intertwine   the   mystical   into   the   text.   Life has so many layers and it is rewarding to read the work of someone who thinks this way, too. Patricia Daly-Lipe Author, Myth, Magic and Metaphor, Nature’s Wisdom and La Jolla: A Celebration of Its Past President of the National League of American Pen Women, Washington, DC. ***** 5 stars By Carla on August 12, 2016 Missing   submissions,   fierce   competition,   lies   and   deceit   are   found   throughout   this   fantastic   novel   by   Barbara   Casey.   This   novel   showed   an inside   look   at   the   publishing   world   while   mixing   mystery,   deceit   and   a   tad   bit   of   romance   that   makes   you   not   want   to   put   the   book   down (literally could not stop reading this book!). Not to mention, I was totally jealous of her awesome job! Aislinn   uncovers   quite   a   mystery   at   Kane   Publishing   house   not   to   mention   the   underlying   stories   of   her   ex-husband,   new   boss,   her   neighbour and   her   own   novel   -   it   was   quite   an   exciting   time   for   Aislinn!   While   the   mystery   seems   a   bit   obvious   half   way   through,   the   twist   on   it   was unbelievable   and   was   not   what   I   was   expecting!   It   was   very   impressive   the   way   the   characters   were   tied   into   the   story   (especially   one   that you   thought   was   just   there   to   add   a   little   extra   into   the   story   but   played   a   role   in   the   grand   plot).I   loved   not   only   the   plot   (which   is   very   unique and   one   of   the   best   parts   of   this   book)   but   also   the   hints   of   a   romance   that   could   develop   between Aislinn   and   Caldwell   Kane.   While   an   age difference   exists   and Aislinn   does   still   have   a   strong   relationship   with   her   ex-husband,   a   romance   between   these   two   would   be   perfect.   Their personalities and interests complement each other perfectly. The   House   of   Kane   is   a   well   thought   out,   written   novel   that   will   keep   you   guessing   and   reading   to   the   last   minute.   You   will   fall   in   love   with   the characters, their connections and ties to the story. I loved every moment of this novel. ***** 5 stars By Dawn on August 16, 2016 I received a free copy of this book for an honest review. I have read several books by Barbara Casey and I like her writing style. The House of Kane is my favorite book by her so far. The   House   of   Kane   is   about   the   publishing   industry   and   so   much   more.   There   are   so   many   intriguing   relationships   and   the   main character, Aislinn, is involved in or affected by all of them. I   found   several   of   the   characters   endearing.   Aislinn’s   dog,   her   next   door   neighbor,   and   Caldwell   Kane   are   just   a   few   of   the characters that were unusual in their own ways and all were fun to read about. I   liked   how   there   were   several   stories   within   this   book   that   all   tied   into   each   other   by   the   end.   The   House   of   Kane   is   a   mystery with a little romance and a touch of supernatural. I definitely recommend it but be ready because you won’t want to put it down. ***** 5 stars By #redhead.with.book on July 27, 2016 The   House   of   Kane   is   a   fascinating   glance   into   the   world   of   publishing.   Aislinn,   a   successful   and   sought   after   writer   and   editor, receives   a   mysterious   phone   call   from   a   well-respected   publisher.   Her   curiosity   piqued,   she   agrees   to   go   to   New York.   Her   life   will never be the same. The   novel   is   well-written   with   excellent   character   development   including   those   of   the   secondary   characters.   Their   seemingly ordinary   lives   begin   to   interweave   with   that   of Aislinn's   and   several   unexpected   plot   twists   and   surprises   keep   you   wondering   how these   connections   will   play   out.I   don't   want   to   give   away   any   clues   to   the   story   but   suffice   it   to   say   that   this   was   a   delightful mystery / romance / thriller that had me reading non-stop until the last page. ***** 5 stars By Heidi Anne on August 19, 2016 I   enjoyed   reading   this   book.   I   think   the   thing   I   liked   about   it   most   was   that   it   introduced   me   to   the   world   of   publishing.   It   was   kind   of a   mystery   to   me   before.   But   the   author   painted   a   picture   of   how   it   works.   It   accomplished   one   of   the   great   things   about   reading.   It introduced me to a new world. The love story in the book was also a nice addition to the story. Who Should Read This Book? If   you   are   a   writer   who   has   submitted   books   to   an   agency   you   will   probably   enjoy   this   book.   I   like   how   the   author   took   a   subject she   is   very   familiar   with   and   created   a   story   around   it.   If   you   enjoy   love   stories   and   mysteries   you   will   probably   enjoy   this   book too. And after reading this book I want to check out some of her other books. ***** 5 stars By ACC8 on August 6, 2012 No   matter   what   was   going   on,   I   couldn't   wait   to   return   to The   House   of   Kane.   So   many   places   I   know   so   well,   and   then   the   literary philosophies   that   I   can   so   easily   identify   with;   yes,   to   the   point   of   saying,   that's   it,   that   is   what   I   feel,   or,   yes,   that   is   what   I   think!   It was   a   total   immersion   of   my   life   into   these   pages.   And   why?   Not   just   because   of   being   able   to   identify   with   so   much,   but   mostly because   Barbara   Casey   is   simply   a   fabulous   writer....Talk   about   a   page   turner!!   I   love   the   way   she   intertwines   the   mystical   into   the text. Life has so many layers and it is rewarding to read the work of someone who thinks this way, too.
The House of Kane
Enter the world of bestselling publishing, filled with intrigue, power, betrayal, ambition and greed. Yet for Aislinn Marchánt it represents the attainment of a life’s dream, a point of destiny, as she is caught up in the storm that is the House of Kane. “My god,” he muttered under his breath. He immediately pushed the elevator button taking him to the third floor where Tracy’s office was located. By the time he got there, Tracy was coming out the door. “Well, hello, stranger. This is a nice surprise. I have been thinking about you.” She smiled her brilliant smile and kissed him lightly on his lips. “We have to talk,” said Tyler taking her by her arm and pushing her back into her office. “What in the world were you thinking?” “What’s wrong with you? I don’t know what you are talking about.” The expression on her face told him that she did. “You plagiarized THEN THERE WAS LIGHT. I read the synopsis, so don’t deny it.” “Now, listen, Tyler…” “No, you listen. You can’t do this. You have to tell Sheldon you have changed your mind. Tell him you aren’t ready to get it published yet. I don’t give a shit what you tell him, you just get it off the list.” Tracy sat down in her desk chair and leaned back. “I won’t do that.” “What do you mean, ‘you won’t do that?'" “Listen, Tyler. Sheldon is giving me a $50,000 advance with a guarantee of 500,000 copies in the first run. Do you know what that means? This book will be huge. It will certainly be the biggest thing they have had around here lately. And that means I’ll be able to get my own imprint, my own authors, whatever I want. Don’t you see?” Tyler was stunned. Of all the things to happen, being involved in helping the competition plagiarize someone else’s work wasn’t what he wanted. “I won’t let you do it.”
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