Harm None MURDEROUS SATAN WORSHIPPING WITCHES When a young woman is ritualistically murdered in her Saint Louis apartment with the primary clue being a pentacle scrawled in her own blood police are quick to di

  • Title: Harm None
  • Author: M.R. Sellars
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  • MURDEROUS SATAN WORSHIPPING WITCHES When a young woman is ritualistically murdered in her Saint Louis apartment with the primary clue being a pentacle scrawled in her own blood, police are quick to dismiss it as a cult killing Not one for taking things at face value, city homicide detective Ben Storm calls on his long time friend, Rowan Gant a modern day practicing WitcMURDEROUS SATAN WORSHIPPING WITCHES When a young woman is ritualistically murdered in her Saint Louis apartment with the primary clue being a pentacle scrawled in her own blood, police are quick to dismiss it as a cult killing Not one for taking things at face value, city homicide detective Ben Storm calls on his long time friend, Rowan Gant a modern day practicing Witch for help In helping his friend, Rowan discovers that the victim is one of his former pupils Even worse, the clues that he helps to uncover show that this murder is only a prelude to even ritualistic bloodletting for dark purposes As the body count starts to rise, Rowan is suddenly thrust into an investigation where not only must he help stop a sadistic serial killer, but also must fight the prejudices and suspicions of those his is working with including his best friend.

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    About "M.R. Sellars"

    1. M.R. Sellars

      A member of the ITW International Thriller Writers , M R Sellars is a relatively unassuming homebody who, in his own words, tells pretty lies for a living Although his penchant for creating fiction began at an early age, he was eventually inspired to pursue a degree in journalism, an endeavor he describes as, a good chase, even though it got away His career plans re routed, he put a secondary talent electronics repair into play However, this did not deter him from writing and he soon re focused on his first love, fiction While he had several short stories appear in minor publications, it wasn t until 2000 that his first full length novel, Harm None A Rowan Gant Investigation, hit bookstore shelves, officially launching the acclaimed paranormal thriller series and its associated spinoff.All of the current novels in Sellars continuing Rowan Gant Investigations saga have spent several consecutive weeks on numerous bookstore bestseller lists as well as a consistent showing on the Horror Occult top 100 In 2010 a short e novella featuring a supporting character from the RGI cast spawned a new series, The Special Agent Constance Mandalay Novels, the first full length book being IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER, which hit the streets November 2011 The second, INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE is slated for release 2018.Sellars currently resides in the Midwest with his wife, daughter, and a houseful of rescued animals a population which currently stands at one canine Vicki the Wonder Dog and three felines Roxxy, Nachos el Tigre, and Mac the Klaw not to mention the myriad creatures inhabiting the Two Acre Wood He often describes the fluctuating menagerie as, the competition At home, when not writing, taking care of the household, splitting firewood, or battling the insidious and invasive Asian Bush Honeysuckle, he indulges his passions for cooking and home brewing.M R Sellars can be located on the web wherever there is a virtual bar serving virtual single malt Scotch, single barrel bourbon, good Irish whisky, and decent beer In other words, look for him on the major social networking sites.For information contact wendy willowtreepress

    320 thoughts on “Harm None”

    1. There were some interesting ideas and the actual story was decent, but it ultimately failed because the writing was atrocious.So, the goodI enjoyed reading an urban fantasy book that didn't dwell on the monsters (supernatural monsters that is) and the fact that it isn't clear as to whether those monsters even exist in this world. The main baddy was trying to summon something with his final killing, but it was never stated if it was possible to do so. There's definitely supernatural/magical stuff [...]


    2. Ugh talk about purple prose not as many romance readers use to describesilly descriptions of sex, but purple as in "overly descriptive". It reminds me of a MASH episode where Radar is taking a writing class through the mail and tries to practice in his daily reports, throwing in adjectives heavily and indiscriminately (anyone remember that one?).Some examples:"Blue-white wisps curled upward from the lit end of tight roll oftobacco that was hooked under my index finger. I took a lazy puff androl [...]


    3. Couldn't finish this due to the poor writing. Also the quite racist way the main character talks to his Native American friend (greeting him as Tonto and saying 'How' for example - even if they are friends in the book, that's no way for the author to portray white/Native American relationships when I'm assuming he himself is NOT Native American and therefore cannot redefine those references as non-racist).Also the main character refers to the Summer Solstice as a lesser sabbat - there ARE no les [...]


    4. I had to create a genre name for this book to adequately define the experience of reading it, as this book is the first of its kind that I've come across. Harm None perfectly marries the paranormal (in the sense that the bad guy in this case believes himself to have powers and abilities that surpass that which we can observe with our senses) and police procedural novels, yielding a story that was intriguing, exciting and educational all at the same time. It's urban fantasy but more grounded, sti [...]


    5. HARM NONE (ROWAN GANT MYSTERIES, BOOK #1) BY M.R. SELLARS: BOOK REVIEWM.R. SellarsHarm NoneRowan Gant Mysteries, Book #1Review brought to you by OBS staff member HeidiThis is the first book in the Rowan Gant Mysteries series that introduces us to, not surprisingly, Rowan Gant. Rowan is a witch, not a hocus pocus turning you into a frog kind of witch but a practicing Wiccan.The story starts out when Rowan’s best friend, Ben, who’s a homicide detective, asks him to help decipher some Pagan sym [...]


    6. A True Master at WorkM R Sellars is one of the gifted writers of paranormal psychological thrillers that encompasses a truth and strength that is seldom found in this genre.Writing strong 3 D characters against a kaleidoscope of depth, emotions and true artistry has created a highly in depth palette to a world that is normal but yet new. His crafty narrative urges the reader forward into the unknown and providing details in covenant and rituals without talking down to his audience.I am not a fan [...]


    7. Since I don't feel like writing a review, I'll just detail what I liked and disliked about the book.Liked:The subject matter - From what I know, I think the author handled Wicca/Witchcraft very well.How it was written - I'm not the grammar police and don't know everything about it, so it was fine with me. Sometimes I think that the books that have the best grammar are the most unrealistic and holds the reader away from the book and story because of this. I mean Mr. Sellars has a point, how many [...]


    8. This is a great book and the first of a really good series. I have read through all of them and I want more!Rowan Gant is the main character, a computer database consultant and a practicing witch. When a crazy preacher starts killing witches, Rowan's friend down at the police department asks him to consult on the case. This is the end of life as Rowan and his wife, Felicity know it and the beginning of a whirlwind of murder, graphic torture, and a pagan point of view. (I myself have been involve [...]


    9. As I read more and more mystery series, or rather, started many mystery series, the more I get addicted to them. there are series I want to gobble in one bite, however, and this one is one of those series. Rowan Gant and his wife Felicity are practicing Wiccans, and when a young woman whom Rowan taught is found murdered with a Pentacle in blood on the wall, Rowan's friend Ben Storm who is a detective asks him to investigate and help interpret the many Wiccan symbols left behind at the murder. I [...]


    10. it's an interesting story by an annoying writer. locales in the city of st louis were specific and accurate, but all of the st louis county locales were fictionalized; and i hate his obsession with avoiding 'said' or 'asked'. people don't use the word 'query', and especially not as much as sellars does. it detracts from the otherwise stilted dialog.




    11. In the introduction to the book, Sellars states that since this book is in the first person view and since nobody is grammatically correct in the way they think, he had a lot of spelling errors and grammatical errors intentionally placed in the book. Personally, I think that's a load of crap and his editors should have fought against him on this point. The book has an interesting story line but the author just isn't a good writer. There was way too much dialog and a lot of scenes were described [...]


    12. I don't have a problem with the Wiccan religion, and I could read a single novel with that as an element, but apparently this series is based on Rowan Gant, who is the only person with knowledge and expertise of the faith to unravel the mystery. I may have also been prejudiced by and author? editor? publisher? who insisted apostrophizing every instance of its, regardless of meaning.


    13. Very riveting story.Loved the pace of the story. The accuracy and care with the Craft aspects. I'll be looking forward to the next episode


    14. Urban fantasy is one of my favorite genres. It takes the fantastic elements of high fantasy and combines it with the gritty “real world” we’re familiar with. And the promise of stories filled with magic, murder and investigation always seems exciting and interesting. Unfortunately, M.R. Sellars’ Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigation is neither of these things. The story is predictable, the characters never fully develop and the book never really grabs the reader’s attention.Rowan Gant [...]


    15. I was very excited to find this series as I'm a Pagan as is the author. But I'm afraid the excitement ends there. I persevered with this book simply because I really wanted it to be good. Unfortunately the writing is far too Wiccan preachy and teachy. The author wastes no opportunity to sell the 'good news' about Wicca. It reminded me of way too many conversations with overly earnest born-again-Wiccans. And earnest it is! There is no edge to this book, which seems to be trying to be a forensic c [...]


    16. Rowan Grant Investigations Book 1In the Wiccan beliefs the first principle is - Harm None.Rowan Grant and his wife are practicing witches living in St. Louis, MO. When a particularly grisly crime is committed their good friend, Det. Ben Storm if the St. Louis City PD asks for Rowan 19s help in deciphering some symbols at the crime scene.Ben has never believed in all that woo-woo as he calls it about the Wiccan Religion. But he knows that Rowan is the man for the job. The so called 1Cexpert consu [...]


    17. In the first of the Rowan Gant Investigation series we are introduced to Rowan, his wife Felicity and his friend Ben Storm. Ben just happens to be a St. Louis homicide detective. Rowan and Felicity also happen to be Wiccans. So when Ben comes across a case that has occult overtones he consults Rowan for some insights. Rowan offers some useful information and then all hell breaks loose. Rowan finds himself being contacted by the spirit of the murder victim (who just happens to have been a former [...]


    18. JK is dead on: Original concept, atrocious writing. This author never met a synonym he?(she?) didn't like -- always uses three adjectives where one would have sufficed. And, also, LAZY plotting. Examples: (most aggregious one) a suspect's eye color just "happens" to be known because "remember that time during that ceremony when [this person's] contact lens fell out and we all helped [this person] look for it?" I mean SERIOUSLY!?!?!!! First, WHO has EVER just randomly had a contact lens just POP [...]


    19. It turned out to be a pretty good crime novel with an alternative religion as a backdrop. The main character, Rowan Gant, is a Wiccan - a witch. Not one with a broom, not even an electrified one, but someone believing in a pagan religion. And Sellars makes it feel like the most normal thing in the world, even when it turns supernatural.The characters are well drawn, Rowan is a nice guy - Sellars' alter ego, I am sure -, his police friend Ben Storm is a nice guy, the bad guy is really evil - perh [...]


    20. I really want to give this book 3 and a half stars. It was a pretty good book that kept me captivated. The only problem I have is that I didn't personally connect with any of the characters. Usually that is what drives me to keep reading an author is the ability to drawn me in with a characters I care about. Its not that I didn't care about Rowan and his wife, its that I felt distanced to them, probably for personal reasons that are not easily discoverable. Mr. Sellars does have a gift for suspe [...]


    21. If you want a humdingah thriller for your next read, this is the one! I am so glad BittenByBooks had that discount with Willow Tree and I could afford to get the whole series in one order. Someone is murdering women in St Louis in a horrific fashion and Rowan Gant is called upon for his expertise. He is a practicing Witch and wants to help. The person committing the murders is leaving pentagrams at the murder scenes, painted on the walls in the victim's blood. A Witch's primary creed is to 'Harm [...]


    22. The setting of the story is good, and the characters believable even though the main character comes with psychic powers, by courtesy of his training in witchcraft. Unlike a lot of other crime fiction, Harm None focuses on just one plot and does not involve the reader in other sub-plots and sub-sub-plots, which makes for easy reading. The story is not that suspenseful, but it still kept me turning the pages. Being a witch, Rowan used his dreams and psychic powers to ferret out clues, which also [...]


    23. I really wish I liked this book. The premise is interesting, the writing leaves something to be desired. The main character's religion, Wicca, is of great importance -- so much so, that I'm willing to call it "inspirational fiction." I don't know enough about Wicca to judge how accurate that aspect of the story really is. I'd recommend this (with strong reservations) to people desperate to find an example of a devout member of a non-traditional religion or such religions treated positively if I [...]


    24. Ariel Tanner is found murdered but worse than that she has been flayed alive, and had esoteric symbols carved into her body right before the sadistic killer ended her lifeFor the entire review please go to the Best Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Review site on the web, Bitten By Books for the review of Harm None: A Rowen Gant Investigation in it's entirety. You won't be sorry.


    25. I just finished this book, and am still under it's spell! I have now read "Merrie Axemas" and Harm None by M. R. Sellars and have thoroughly enjoyed them both!Well written, suspenseful, and keep you on the edge of your seat mystery that has you guessing from early one whodunit? Very, Very Well Done, M. R. ! Thank You for a terrific read! I can hardly wait to read the Next book in the series! Rowan Gant is well worth reading! Don't hesitate with this one!


    26. A very nice series featuring programmer Rowan Gant. I have read this one before, but was very happy to see it available for my kindle at a very affordable price. The author writes very effectively about the character's Wiccan perspective on the murder investigation that hits far too close to home. I'm planning on reading the rest of the books in the series, the ones I have already read once and the ones that I missed picking up.


    27. Best described as a Wiccan apologetics police procedural. Other reviewers have dinged the author for his writing, but I've definitely read worse first mysteries, even from major publishers. He commits the first novel sin of trying to cram too much in (there are at least two subplots that go nowhere) and it is a little preachy (the plot is actually a set up for this), but an overall entertaining read, if a bit on the long side. If I come across others in the series, I'll probably pick them up.


    28. I love the way he explains and weaves the tenets of the Wiccan faith without making witches look like a bunch of weirdos that worship Satan and have awesome powers ( come on, they would be fun to have) like the fictioal witches on the series "Charmed". M.R. Sellars has earned another loyal fan in me. I look forward to some new books, by the time I get the rest of the series already out.Thank you for your excellent use of The Craft in your books.


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