Upcountry, the novel book cover

UPCOUNTRY

Meet Jane Schumacher. She is a smart, sassy and often profane woman who is shepherding her boss towards the White House. But upon learning some shocking personal news before Thanksgiving, Jane abruptly changes her holiday plans to return to her upcountry home. Soon, as her troubled past begins to haunt her, she is confronted with a fateful dilemma: should she simply rescue her sister from her husband’s evil clutches…or take justice into her own hands?

"Poignant and powerful...a smart, fast-paced story!" - Author Les Whittington of the Toronto Star

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Thou Torturest Me Novel cover

THOU TORTUREST ME 

It is a sweltering Labor Day weekend in 2010, and Hubie Schumacher's clan has returned to Morgan County, NY to celebrate a milestone in his life--and possibly bring closure to the events of that fateful Thanksgiving nearly four years before. Immediately, we meet a couple of young lovers from completely disparate walks of life, spawning an affair that sets in motion a violent clash of cultures fueled by principle and prejudice.

"Literate and highly entertaining! Doyon's growing legions of fans will not be disappointed." - Author Andrew Cohen of The Ottawa Citizen

For Thou Torturest Me...

"Fast paced and easy to read...." -- Kingston Whig-Standard

"The perfect title for this gripping yet heartbreaking story. Brilliant" -- Glenda Bixler, Book Reader's Heaven

"Engaging from start to finish! Only this outstanding author can create a plot filled with outstanding characters!" -- Fran Lewis Reviews, New York

"In a strong, page-turning and compelling story, Doyon truly captures that seedy, post-manufacturing malaise and latent violence flowing beneath what were once quaint, beautifully situated towns of upstate New York. A good novel with a wham-bam ending that comes out of nowhere." -- Author Les Whittington of the Toronto Star.

"A masterful job of what I call word-painting. Grab a copy, sit back, and enjoy!" -- Larry Parks, Palm Springs, CA

"Doyon's characters, narrative and locales are a treat to read...if you enjoyed Upcountry, you'll love Thou Torturest Me even more!" -- Wellesley Island Reviews

"Deft and stylish storytelling at its best! A twenty-first century novel challenging eighteenth century traditions...a high energy ride that accelerates the reader's involvement from start to finish! -- Tim Kash, Kennebunk, ME

"I love a novel chalked full of mystery, philosophy and character, and in Thou Torturest Me, R.M.Doyon did that for me! This one's movie material!" -- COUNTRY RECORDING ARTIST JANN BROWNE, Palm Springs, CA

"Great read. Nice twist at the end. Another HOME RUN! -- Michael Smith, Cicero, NY

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For Upcountry....

“Doyon’s talent lies in portraying everyday people…who are all trying in their own ways to survive in the face of prejudice and pain…a dynamic read…peppered with dramatic events that move along at a good pace.” — IndieReader.com 

“What a great read! I can always tell that I like a book when I find myself mentally casting the characters into a movie version. Doyon delivered on this front. Bring on the next!” — Eileen Chadnick, Toronto, ON 

“A very heart-warming and touching story, with a cinematic feel that could be iconic. The core of the story is brilliant…Doyon did a good job with its emotional journey. He nailed it!” — GuysCanRead, Dallas, TX

“An ending that will bring tears to every reader’s eyes. This novel gets Five Beautiful Carousels with Five White Horses!” — Fran Lewis Reviews, New York

“Doyon's characters come alive!” — Books and Pals Reviews

“A dysfunctional family sits down for a Thanksgiving dinner after years of sorrow and separation. Hold on tight because once readers get to the part when the dishes are being cleared, they will not be able to put it down. This is the type of novel which begs to be read in one sitting.“ — Kathryn Cunningham, Richmond, VA

"Unpredictable twists add action and heartache to the storyline. As far as debut novels go, this is a great one! -- April Scott-Clarke, Thousand Islands Life Magazine


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About the Author

R.M. Doyon has been a journalist, speechwriter, publicist, screenwriter and author for more than thirty-five years. His first novel, Upcountry, was published to rave reviews in October, 2010. He and his wife, Shelley, split their time between the shores of the St. Lawrence River and the California desert.

 

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