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Bernard Lee DeLeo

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  • Books: 68
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  • Born: 30 April 1950
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Born and raised in Warren, Ohio, I write adventure fiction in many genres. I have sixty-six of my novels offered for Amazon Kindle in the Unlimited Program. I have four continuing series offerings - Hard Case 1-14, Cold Blooded 1-13, Rick Cantelli, P.I. 1-12, and the New Adult paranormal series Demon 1-12. Recent releases are Hard Case 14: Cold Harbor, the paranormal novel Blood Lust, Cold Blooded 13: Cold As Ice, and Rick Cantelli, P.I. Book 12: Brotherhood of Death. I served aboard the USS Ranger (CVA61) from 1969 until November of 1972. I earned an AA degree in Auto Technology from Chabot College in Hayward, CA, and a BA degree in English from Cal State Hayward. My hobbies are basketball, backpacking, and scuba diving. My favorite dive spot is Point Lobos near Pacific Grove, CA.

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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 12: Paint it Black (Nick McCarty Assassin)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Sep 17, 2019Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Mysteries Action & Adventure
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 12): Brotherhood of Death (Rick Cantelli P.I. Detectives)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Mar 05, 2020Crime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Mysteries Action & Adventure Romantic Suspense more»
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Cold Blooded 13: Cold As Iceby Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: May 07, 2020Crime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Mysteries Action & Adventure
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Demon 12: Fear the Darknessby Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: May 31, 2020Crime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Mysteries Supernatural Suspense Action & Adventure more»
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. Book 13: At Death's Doorby Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jul 15, 2020Crime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Mysteries Action & Adventure
Hard Case 11: Killing Field (John Harding)
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Hard Case 11: Killing Field (John Harding)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Aug 08, 2018Series: John Harding SeriesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Action & Adventure
Rick Cantelli, P.I. Murder Madness (Detectives Book 9)
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. Murder Madness (Detectives Book 9)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Nov 27, 2018Series: Rick Cantelli, P.I. DetectivesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Mysteries Action & Adventure
Demon (Book 9) The Price of Darkness (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog)
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Demon (Book 9) The Price of Darkness (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Dec 26, 2018Series: Mike Rawlins and Demon the DogThrillers Supernatural Suspense Action & Adventure Teen & Young Adult
Hard Case 12: Climate of Chaos (John Harding)
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Hard Case 12: Climate of Chaos (John Harding)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Feb 03, 2019Series: John Harding SeriesCrime Fiction Thrillers Action & Adventure
Cold Blooded Assassin Book 11: Blood and Honor (Nick McCarty Assassin)
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 11: Blood and Honor (Nick McCarty Assassin)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Mar 29, 2019Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Action & Adventure
Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 10) Shadows of Horror (Private Detectives Action and Humor)
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 10) Shadows of Horror (Private Detectives Action and Humor)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: May 17, 2019Series: Rick Cantelli, P.I. DetectivesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Action & Adventure
Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 11): Pass the Torch (Rick Cantelli P.I. Detectives)
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 11): Pass the Torch (Rick Cantelli P.I. Detectives)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Nov 08, 2019Series: Rick Cantelli, P.I. DetectivesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Mysteries Action & Adventure
Hard Case 13: Raging Fury (John Harding)
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Hard Case 13: Raging Fury (John Harding)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jul 05, 2019Series: John Harding SeriesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Mysteries Action & Adventure
Demon (Book 10) Darkest Desires (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog)
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Demon (Book 10) Darkest Desires (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jul 27, 2019Series: Mike Rawlins and Demon the DogCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Mysteries Supernatural Suspense Action & Adventure Paranormal Romance Fantasy Horror more»
Cold Blooded 12: Paint It Black (Cold Blooded Assassin)
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Cold Blooded 12: Paint It Black (Cold Blooded Assassin)by Bernard Lee DeLeoCrime Fiction Thrillers Mysteries Action & Adventure
Hard Case 14: Cold Harbor (John Harding)
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Hard Case 14: Cold Harbor (John Harding)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Dec 24, 2019Series: John Harding SeriesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Action & Adventure
Demon (Book 11) Darkness Fever (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog)
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Demon (Book 11) Darkness Fever (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jan 21, 2020Crime Fiction Thrillers Mysteries Supernatural Suspense Action & Adventure
Hard Case 10: No Mercy (John Harding Series)
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Hard Case 10: No Mercy (John Harding Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jan 30, 2018Series: John Harding SeriesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Action & Adventure
Cold Blooded Assassin Book 10: Hell's Half Acre (Nick McCarty Assassin)
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 10: Hell's Half Acre (Nick McCarty Assassin)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Oct 03, 2018Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Action & Adventure
Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 8) Red Ruin: A P.I. Thriller (Detective Series)
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 8) Red Ruin: A P.I. Thriller (Detective Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: May 14, 2018Series: Rick Cantelli, P.I. DetectivesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Action & Adventure
Demon VIII: If Darkness Calls (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 8)
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Demon VIII: If Darkness Calls (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 8)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jun 21, 2018Series: Mike Rawlins and Demon the DogThrillers Supernatural Suspense Action & Adventure
Cold Blooded Assassin Book 9: Bloody Justice (Nick McCarty Assassin)
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 9: Bloody Justice (Nick McCarty Assassin)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Mar 21, 2018Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesCrime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Action & Adventure
Casserine: A US Marines Novel (Action Thrillers Book 4)
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Casserine: A US Marines Novel (Action Thrillers Book 4)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jul 06, 2014Series: Action ThrillersThrillers Science Fiction Fantasy
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ARCHANGELby Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jan 31, 2011Paranormal Romance Fantasy Horror
Sotello, Private Investigator (Action Thrillers Book 1)
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Sotello, Private Investigator (Action Thrillers Book 1)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jul 06, 2014Series: Action ThrillersThrillers
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LANCELOTby Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Nov 16, 2013Supernatural Suspense Paranormal Romance Fantasy Horror
Novella Double Feature II - (BONUS) Free Book Included: Sotello Book 2 and Casserine Book 2 (Action Novellas)
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Novella Double Feature II - (BONUS) Free Book Included: Sotello Book 2 and Casserine Book 2 (Action Novellas)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Apr 29, 2017Series: Novella Double FeatureThrillers Science Fiction
The Protectors: A Police Action Novel (Vigilante Cops Book 1)
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The Protectors: A Police Action Novel (Vigilante Cops Book 1)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jan 31, 2014Series: Vigilante CopsCrime Fiction Thrillers
LAYLA (Action Thrillers Book 8)
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LAYLA (Action Thrillers Book 8)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jan 08, 2015Series: Action ThrillersSupernatural Suspense Paranormal Romance Fantasy
Blood Lust (Action Thrillers Book 7)
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Blood Lust (Action Thrillers Book 7)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jan 27, 2016Series: Action ThrillersThrillers Supernatural Suspense Paranormal Romance Fantasy
Cold Mountain: CIA Assassin (Action Thrillers Book 6)
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Cold Mountain: CIA Assassin (Action Thrillers Book 6)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Apr 12, 2015Series: Action ThrillersThrillers Action & Adventure
American Survival: Bio-Weapons War in the US (Action Thrillers Book 5)
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American Survival: Bio-Weapons War in the US (Action Thrillers Book 5)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jul 06, 2014Series: Action ThrillersThrillers Action & Adventure
Peace - A Navy SEALS Novel (Action Thrillers Book 3)
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Peace - A Navy SEALS Novel (Action Thrillers Book 3)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jul 06, 2014Series: Action ThrillersThrillers
American Mutant (Action Thrillers Book 2)
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American Mutant (Action Thrillers Book 2)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jul 06, 2014Series: Action ThrillersSupernatural Suspense
Novella Double Feature III - (BONUS) Free Book Included: Books 2 of Cold Mountain and PEACE (Action Novellas 3)
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Novella Double Feature III - (BONUS) Free Book Included: Books 2 of Cold Mountain and PEACE (Action Novellas 3)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jun 02, 2017Series: Novella Double FeatureThrillers
Hard Case 1 (John Harding Series)
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Hard Case 1 (John Harding Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: May 16, 2013Series: John Harding SeriesThrillers
Hard Case 2: The Lure of Hell (John Harding Series)
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Hard Case 2: The Lure of Hell (John Harding Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jun 13, 2013Series: John Harding SeriesThrillers
Hard Case 3: Voyage of the Damned (John Harding Series)
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Hard Case 3: Voyage of the Damned (John Harding Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: May 31, 2014Series: John Harding SeriesThrillers
Hard Case 4: A Violent Life (John Harding Series)
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Hard Case 4: A Violent Life (John Harding Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Mar 01, 2014Series: John Harding SeriesThrillers
Hard Case 5: Blood and Fear (John Harding Series)
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Hard Case 5: Blood and Fear (John Harding Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Feb 14, 2015Series: John Harding SeriesThrillers
Hard Case 6: The Killer Inside (John Harding Series)
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Hard Case 6: The Killer Inside (John Harding Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Aug 07, 2015Series: John Harding SeriesThrillers
Hard Case 7: Red Waves (John Harding Series)
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Hard Case 7: Red Waves (John Harding Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Apr 12, 2016Series: John Harding SeriesThrillers
Hard Case 8: Kingdom of Hell (John Harding Series)
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Hard Case 8: Kingdom of Hell (John Harding Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Dec 28, 2016Series: John Harding SeriesThrillers
Hard Case 9: Isle of Darkness (John Harding Series)
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Hard Case 9: Isle of Darkness (John Harding Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jul 21, 2017Series: John Harding SeriesThrillers
Cold Blooded Assassin Book 1 (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 1 (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Dec 30, 2013Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesThrillers
Cold Blooded Assassin Book 2: Killer Moves (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 2: Killer Moves (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: May 24, 2014Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesThrillers
Cold Blooded Assassin Book 3: Sins and Sanctions (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 3: Sins and Sanctions (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Nov 27, 2014Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesThrillers
Cold Blooded Assassin Book 4: Bloody Shadows (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 4: Bloody Shadows (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: May 15, 2015Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesThrillers
Cold Blooded Assassin Book 5: Nightmare in Red (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 5: Nightmare in Red (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Nov 20, 2015Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesThrillers
Cold Blooded Assassin Book 6: Red Horizon (Nick McCarty Assassin)
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 6: Red Horizon (Nick McCarty Assassin)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jul 07, 2016Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesThrillers
Cold Blooded Assassin Book 7: Hell on Earth (Nick McCarty Assassin)
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 7: Hell on Earth (Nick McCarty Assassin)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Feb 23, 2017Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesThrillers
Cold Blooded Assassin Book 8: Rule of Nightmare (Nick McCarty Assassin)
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 8: Rule of Nightmare (Nick McCarty Assassin)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Sep 14, 2017Series: Nick McCarty Assassin SeriesThrillers
Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 1) (Rick Cantelli, P.I. Detectives)
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 1) (Rick Cantelli, P.I. Detectives)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jul 29, 2013Series: Rick Cantelli, P.I. DetectivesThrillers
Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 3) Into the Darkness (Rick Cantelli, P.I. Detectives)
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 3) Into the Darkness (Rick Cantelli, P.I. Detectives)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Aug 15, 2014Series: Rick Cantelli, P.I. DetectivesThrillers
Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 2) Deadly Liaisons (Rick Cantelli, P.I. Detectives)
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 2) Deadly Liaisons (Rick Cantelli, P.I. Detectives)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jun 22, 2014Series: Rick Cantelli, P.I. DetectivesThrillers
Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 4) Shades of Death (Detective Series)
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 4) Shades of Death (Detective Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Sep 15, 2015Series: Rick Cantelli, P.I. DetectivesThrillers
Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 5) Blood Ties (Detectives Series)
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 5) Blood Ties (Detectives Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Oct 26, 2016Series: Rick Cantelli, P.I. DetectivesThrillers
Novella Double Feature (BONUS) Rick Cantelli P.I. (Detective Series Book 6)
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Novella Double Feature (BONUS) Rick Cantelli P.I. (Detective Series Book 6)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Mar 28, 2017Series: Rick Cantelli, P.I. DetectivesThrillers Supernatural Suspense
Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 7) Midnight Land (Detective Series)
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 7) Midnight Land (Detective Series)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Nov 10, 2017Series: Rick Cantelli, P.I. DetectivesThrillers
Demon I (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 1)
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Demon I (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 1)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Mar 29, 2014Series: Mike Rawlins and Demon the DogSupernatural Suspense
Demon II: Inc (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 2)
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Demon II: Inc (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 2)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Mar 28, 2014Series: Mike Rawlins and Demon the DogSupernatural Suspense
Demon III: At War (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 3)
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Demon III: At War (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 3)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Mar 29, 2014Series: Mike Rawlins and Demon the DogSupernatural Suspense
Demon IV: Darkness Rules (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 4)
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Demon IV: Darkness Rules (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 4)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Apr 14, 2015Series: Mike Rawlins and Demon the DogSupernatural Suspense
Demon V: Dark Illusion (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 5)
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Demon V: Dark Illusion (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 5)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Sep 02, 2016Series: Mike Rawlins and Demon the DogSupernatural Suspense
Demon VI: Dark Future (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 6)
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Demon VI: Dark Future (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 6)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Jan 06, 2018Series: Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog
Demon VII: Disciples of Darkness (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 7)
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Demon VII: Disciples of Darkness (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 7)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Dec 12, 2017Series: Mike Rawlins and Demon the DogSupernatural Suspense
The Protectors: Halloween Rave (Short-story sequel) FREE (Vigilante Cops Book 2)
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The Protectors: Halloween Rave (Short-story sequel) FREE (Vigilante Cops Book 2)by Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Nov 21, 2013Series: Vigilante CopsCrime Fiction Thrillers
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STORMby Bernard Lee DeLeoPublish: Oct 18, 2011Supernatural Suspense Fantasy Horror Teen & Young Adult

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"Author Bernard Lee DeLeo grew up in Warren, Ohio, the second of six children. He became an avid reader at a very young age and developed a passion for storytelling during college after a four-year stint in the Navy. He still works a day job at his auto repair shop in East Oakland, but writing now fills his days, reducing his auto tech time. His advice to writers - write what makes you laugh, cry, pump a fist in rage, and makes your blood boil in anticipation of sharing it. “Everything else is just fluff"."
Could you tell us a little about your early life like where you grew up and in what kind of household?

I grew up in Warren, Ohio, the second of six children. A huge woods in back of our house served as an escape into fantasy. We lived on a dead end street, played football and baseball in an empty lot nearby, and picked blackberries to sell in the summer. Our household, loud and sometimes chaotic, seemed typical type fifties as I remember it.

Where does your love for books and storytelling stem from and when exactly did it start?

I became an avid reader at a very young age and borrowed everything they allowed me to from the bookmobile. I developed a passion for storytelling when I attended college after a four-year stint in the Navy. A college professor in my creative writing class showed me how much I enjoyed storytelling. My first story in his class I wrote from a dog’s point of view. When critiqued in class, one of my classmates said, ‘you can’t write a story from a dog’s point of view’. The professor said, ‘he just did’. I was hooked.

What got you into the crime fiction/suspense/action genre(s)? As a writer who likes to incorporate many genres into one book, how do you balance between them so that one doesn't overpower the other?

Easily for me because I’m a storyteller. If something doesn’t serve the plot, it doesn’t get in the book. My novels are action packed stories, utilizing suspense and crime fiction as it blends into the story I’m telling.

As a seasoned backpacker, tell us about your favourite backpacking trip and why you loved it so much.

My favorite place backpacking in the Caribou Wilderness is the Triangle Lakes area. The most memorable trek happened on a late season October trip when after one day of sun, it rained and hailed for four days. We packed out hours before a snow storm. The best part to me was our group never complained and joked about the conditions constantly.

Among your four continuing series (Hard Case 1-10, Cold Blooded 1-8, Rick Cantelli, P.I. 1-7, and Demon 1-7), which one would you say is most labour intensive in terms of research? Where/how do you do most of your research?

They all take intense research on weapons, places, real life facts and even paranormal events, including haunted places. Many I experience myself. What I can’t experience, I research using the best tool a writer has: the Internet.

What do you love most about the character Jim Sotello from "Sotello, Private Investigator"? Which book are you most proud of in the Action Thrillers series?

Jim Sotello embodies everything I wish we could conjure in a politician: untouchable honor and a moral code. I had a lot of fun writing the sequel to ‘Sotello’ in my ‘Novella Double Feature Book 2 – Commander in Chief’, where he runs for and wins the Presidency. If I had to pick only one in my Action Thrillers Series, it would be Cold Mountain. Jeremiah McDaniels combines violence, stealth, and love of country into a no-holds barred pulp fiction titan.

Who was your inspiration for John Harding? Are there any aspects of him that you personally relate to?

I forged John Harding as if Conan the Barbarian journeyed into present day life. I personally relate to his love of country, honor, family and friends. The violence within him sometimes drives all other thought from his mind.

What are some similarities between John Harding and Nick McCarty? What are the things that make them different and both special and unique in their own way?

As explained and detailed in the crossover events starting in Hard Case Book 7: Red Waves, Nick McCarty and John Harding share a violent nature combined with special forces training. Both kill without mercy, but Nick suppresses a nearly psychotic nature in being an assassin.

What inspired the Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book series? How was writing this series different from other stuff you've done before and in what ways do you think this series helped you grow as an author?

‘Grow as an author’ doesn’t apply to me. I’m a storyteller. I have an imagination without bounds. As to the inspiration, it was the cult hit and actor Don Johnson’s first role: ‘A Boy and his Dog’. I laughed through the entire writing of my Demon characters. It threads modern day threats with paranormal ones seamlessly… at least in my head.

Which of your standalone books was the easiest and hardest to write? How does writing a standalone differ from writing a series?

Blood Lust was the easiest, latest, and hardest to write, only because I knew it would have a limited audience. The dark humor in it enticed me to the point I couldn’t stop. Marketing plays a part in all things.

If you could live out the rest of your days as any character in any of your books, which book and character would you pick and why?

Without doubt, I would want to be in Mike Rawlins’ crew in Demon. Interacting with the crew of Demon Inc would be the best.

A big ego can obviously be a hindrance to almost any career. So what are some ways in which authors can keep their heads from getting too big? And inversely, what are some ways in which you think having a big ego might even be helpful as a writer?

All writers have big egos. We share stories with the public and hope they embrace our storytelling ability. I’ve always had a day-job as a mechanic, owning my own auto repair shop. I write, create stories and love every minute of it. Naturally, anytime a thinking human being casts out something of themselves into the public domain… they have an ego. You cannot as a writer share your work with the public without an ego. Embrace it… but never quit your day-job.

What does success mean to you and do you think you have achieved it? What is some of the best advice you have ever received and can share with other regarding being successful?

Frankly… I’m too old to care about any of the glitter. I have achieved success, but that’s not why I write. I write because I love it. My advice to writers is write what makes you laugh, cry, pump a fist in rage, and makes your blood boil in anticipation of sharing it. Everything else is just fluff.

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