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                              . . . . Herb Metoyer . . . .

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NEW RELEASE

Small Fires In The Sun

      A new historical, romantically enhanced, adventure novel by Herb Metoyer.

      A compelling story, "Small Fires" chronicles the struggles of three cultures trying to coexist in colonial Louisiana. Each from a different world, each bearing a different cross, each in the service of a different God. All seeking, in their own way, the things craved by men of all creeds love, respect, peace of mind, and a small measure of prosperity, but finding instead, hardship, deceit, and sometimes... death.

"Y'all Do Some Reading."

What Some Folks Say

"Herbert Metoyer’s new historic novel, Small Fires in the Sun, is a wonderful, engaging, historical and well-crafted novel that is essential and important to understanding the history and struggles of the deep south and America. This well-written novel is a page turner filled with toil, humanity, love and war. If the Academy Award nominated film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, peeked your interest in Louisiana, Mr. Metoyer’s epic novel will fill in the history of the why and how. Small Fires is a stunning achievement for a first novel by a very talented American writer." — M.L. Liebler, Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit Poet and Editor of Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams. St. Clair Shores, MI.

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"This book must have been a work of passion on behalf of the author. This is evident considering the amount of research it must have taken to develop such an intriguing and pulsating story about the cultures that evolved during colonial Louisiana. Informative and easy to read." — Robert Williams, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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"Get ready for a thrilling ride through an explosive period of history! With heartfelt sensitivity and a touch of humor, Metoyer unveils the winding tale of a Louisiana family’s love, passion, and tortured past. Skillfully mixing fact with fiction, he pens a vivid description of a bloody uprising aboard a slave ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the family’s early ties to a powerful Natchez tribal community, and their aspirations while serving as house slaves on a plantation ruled by a French slave master. The journey that unfolds is both compelling and shocking. This book is a must read!" — Denise Crittendon, Publisher and Editor, Esteem Multi-Media, Detroit, MI.

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"This book is educational, intriguing, and even jolting at times. A very good read!" — D’Anna Savage, Ladies Literary Society Book Club, Southfield, MI.

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"This book is an emotional roller-coaster ride. How the author was able to blend such believable and true-to-life characters into one story is a testament to his abilities as a first-time author. It was an easy task for us to identify with all of his characters and share in their aspirations and disappointments. Like us, I am sure you will laugh and cry right along with them. As a bonus, we also learned a lot about the colonial history of Louisiana. Very interesting." — Dr. D. B. Walker and Prof. Diane M. Lockett, President and Vice-President, Detroit Writers’ Guild, Detroit, MI.

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"After reading this book, I am now a believer in the term that — ‘Life is stranger than fiction.’ I salute Herbert Metoyer for the masterful manner in which he took actual historical events and wove them into such an awesome and intricate plot. You will not be able to put this book down!" — Hattie Jean Holmes, Ft. Worth, TX.

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"For some reason, I always examine a new book by reading the ending first. In this case, I started with the epilogue. By the end of the first page, I was hooked." — Tammy Mason, Columbus, OH.

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"When I first read a draft of Small Fires in the Sun, I knew it had the ingredients of a best seller. Also, its colorful characters and the way it is constructed makes it a great candidate for an action-packed movie." — Linda S. Manuel, School Teacher, Retired, Gahanna, OH.

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"Undeniably compelling and rewarding.  This novel is supremely rich in language and uniquely blessed with genuine originality." — D. Marlene Thomas, TMC Consulting, Ft. Washington, MD.

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"Fantastic! I was emotionally involved from the beginning to the end. And… the words in the note penned by Emanuelle to her beloved husband, St. Denis, upon his death, touched my heart and spirit.  It should serve as a reminder to lovers everywhere to tuck a smile away today, and learn to appreciate that bumps in the road can be made smooth tomorrow."—Zelda E. Irby, Federal Government, Retired, Gaithersburg, MD.

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To order any of these books, Email me: herb@herbmetoyer.com