A natural storyteller, whose compelling thoughts are freed from the depths of the heart and the subconscious before being poured onto the page. Literature written beyond the realms of genre he is known to grab readers; kicking, screaming, laughing or crying and drag them into his novels. Enter the literary world of Frank Talaber.
Let’s Be Frank, Canada’s Foremost Off-beat Author
Here is the cover for my upcoming Ainsworth Chronicles Book Two: The Mystery of Ms. Teak
Back Cover blurb
Agnes at her craziest best. Only what secret does she have to hide from herself and the one she thought dead? How does one psychic stop another from hunting her down, especially when the other hires the services of a mystical being long thought perished! As for Carol, she has her hands full with pissed-off Russians, the reborn builder of much of Victorian Victoria (yes, the Sir Francis Rattenbury), a young girl claiming to be our aforementioned psychic, there’s something very wrong with Nathan, her nephew that they saved from death, and to top it all, there’s one secret that Agnes possesses that she can’t reveal to anyone, including herself.
But in traditional English fashion High Tea is of course still being served.
Reader Reviews of Previous Novels
As a weaver of books you’re beyond compare.
Your book, The Lure, was a rollercoaster ride thorough my emotions which, when I got off, left me stunned and breathless. Your portrayal of sociopaths and the criminal mind in the pursuit of the sexually willing was so disturbing I had nightmares and had to set the novel aside for days. But the writing was so compelling I had to finish it, and I’m glad I persevered. I literally cheered “go get them!” when Charlie used his protectors to deal rather uniquely with the antagonists.
As a reader, I want the author to take me to their world. I love the adrenaline rush I get from reading a book that scares the crap out of me. You know, the ones that have you screaming to the characters in your head or out loud. It also tells me that the author did his or her job by getting me emotionally involved. I give up on books if I don’t feel something, no matter what that feeling is. This book isn’t one of those.
Raven’s Lament, Stillwaters Runs Deep, Book One
I’ve read and reread his previous series, Stillwaters Run Deep, several times. Frank’s writing is original and compelling. You run into characters and situations totally unexpected. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and your heart.
This is the first volume of my collection of short stories. Now published on Amazon.
The short story, Sylvia’s Suncatchers, out of 300 entries was voted #1 by the readers.