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Neil Ostroff

Neil Ostroff

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Raised in a rural town outside of Philadelphia, Neil D. Ostroff has been a published author of dark, noir thrillers, romance thrillers, and middle grade sci/fi and paranormal novels for more than twenty years. He is an avid poker player when not working on his novels. Neil also enjoys fishing, hiking, and all things outdoors. He’s been interviewed in such publications as PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE, THE PHILADELPHIA INTELLIGENCER, TIMES PUBLISHING, and THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER.

You can also meet Neil at his website

 

Neil’s novels are now available as 2 omnibus editions:

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Experience a range of emotions, from sheer terror, to raw excitement, to heartwarming love.

DEGENERATES – Brutal slayings in the quiet suburbs of Philadelphia have detective Aaron Miller on edge. Residents are readily falling victim to a cold-blooded serial killer who is absolutely vicious, torturing and murdering at random and for sport.

DROP OUT – What would you do if you knew you only had days to live? Would you freak out? Would you waste it in self-pity, resentment, or denial? Or would you pursue everything you’ve ever wanted to do?

FROSTPROOF – One week. Two thousand miles. A crazed serial killer. A trip into madness!

PULP – What if your ex-girlfriend is a heroin addicted hooker who needs help with a dead body?

 

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Get ready to let your imagination run wild with these five books!

AFTER – On the day we’re born we’re destined to die. But what lies after? For fifteen–year-old Nick Murray, death is only the beginning. His entire human life has been an illusion in preparation for the epic role his soul will play in the destiny of the universe.

DREAM TRAVELER – 300,000 years from now, human spirits called Phelastians are finally making peace with ape-like creatures called Dwellers. Formality requires that a twenty-first century Earthling be present as witness to the treaty. A Phelastian travels back in time and recruits Whitmore Middle School’s newest student, Jamie Richards. Can Jamie save trillions of lives, prevent a war that has already occurred, and stop herself from meeting herself, all while attempting to stabilize creation and find her way home?

THE END TIME – Bob Bradly is devastated when he learns that Jane, the love of his life, has only two days to live, but he’s even more mortified when he finds out how she dies. Driven to desperate acts to save her, Bob challenges the forces determined to take Jane away.

IMAGINATION – A botched military mission finds new recruit Christopher Parker in a hostile prison camp. His life has become pain. To escape the prolonged misery of torture, Christopher journeys deep into his own memories and imagination, reliving his life in extreme detail. Imagery is so precise the people who occupy these memories believe they are living real lives.

INSECTLAND – Tiny, dragon-like creatures hiding in our homes are going to harm us. They will shrink us to the size of ants, enslave us, and turn our world into their own. But there is hope. Legions of insect robots intent on stopping them have recruited high school sophomore Dan Larson for help. Thrust into danger, Dan risks everything in a desperate attempt to thwart an attack and prevent the end of society as we know it.

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The End Time

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Bob Bradly is devastated when he learns that Jane, the love of his life, has only two days to live, but he’s even more mortified when he finds out how she dies. Driven to desperate acts to save her, Bob challenges the forces determined to take Jane away.

With everything at stake, Bob and Jane travel a treacherous road in an effort to escape fate and forge a new life, while evading violent human-animal hybrids, a ruthless and corrupt government, and several species of poisonous, free moving foliage. He will not give up on her, not while they still can fight.

Faced with an even greater challenge when an alien super race returns to conquer what’s left of decimated Earth, Bob finds himself divided between saving Jane and preventing a second apocalypse. But he doesn’t realize his most dangerous battle has just begun as the human-hybrids have a secret attack plan of their own.

 

Drop Out

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Ostroff hits a home run. Drop Out is a truly inspiring story of heartbreaking loss, survivor’s guilt, and the healing power of unconditional love. I highly recommend this book. ~ Dora Preston on Amazon

What would you do if you knew you only had days to live? Would you freak out? Would you waste it in self-pity, resentment, or denial? Or would you pursue everything you’ve ever wanted to do?

Nearly a decade had passed since Nathan stood inside someone’s home, since that terrible September morning when he lost everything he ever loved.

Outside, a hurricane sounded like it was beating palm trees against the siding. Nathan didn’t know the sickly woman who’d rescued him from the clutches of the epic storm. Her name is Miriam and she is about to change everything he ever thought about the meaning of life and what lies beyond.

In the flickering intimacy of a candlelit room, Nathan discovers the strength of love can piece his shattered world back together and heal wounds that cut deep into his soul. With the clock ticking toward the end of Miriam’s life, he never figured the perils he and this dying woman were about to face by knowing the most horrible knowledge one can know.

Read what Kindle Nation Daily called “the sleeper hit of the year” what Kindle Fire Department called, “riveting, touching, and deeply heartwarming, a book that will stay with you forever”; an Indie Book of the Day winner in 2012.

 

Pulp

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I did enjoy the story and was surprised by the twist at the end. I do enjoy work by Mr. Ostroff, so much so that I purchased all that were offered for my Kindle. ~ Maria Lee Kekeke AVP

What if your ex-girlfriend is a heroin addicted hooker who needs help with a dead body?

Struggling thriller writer Kevin Turner just received a panicked call from his ex-girlfriend Tina, a self-proclaimed clairvoyant prostitute. One of her clients, the mayor’s married son, died in her bed and she needs Kevin’s help to dispose of the body.

As if Kevin doesn’t have enough problems. His current girlfriend is the spouse of the gay woman who signs his meager paycheck, his sixth credit card has hit its limit, he received word that his eight-month wait for his second advance check was being withheld by Gotham Publishing until he made the absurd changes in his manuscript that they wanted, and he just discovered his recently deceased father, who Tina claims she’s in contact with, owes ten grand from an internet gambling debt, which Kevin would now have to figure a way to pay.

When Kevin discovers Tina’s psychotic brother has chopped up the body, and the police are finding the pieces spread across the suburbs, it sets off a chain of events more bizarre and horrifying than the plot of one of Kevin’s own novels.

A clairvoyant prostitute, a psychotic soldier, a broke newspaper writer, and a dismembered body; what could go wrong?

 

Degenerates

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Gruesomely well spent time. ~ QCHSKAS on Amazon

Brutal slayings in the quiet suburbs of Philadelphia have detective Aaron Miller on edge. Residents are readily falling victim to a cold-blooded serial killer who is absolutely vicious, torturing and murdering at random and for sport.

As Aaron’s own life begins to unravel, a chance encounter leads him to interview the employees of City Café. He notices the shadowy figure washing dishes in the back. What happens next places the group in grave danger and leads them into a horror that will change everything about their lives.

Who are the degenerates?

An alcoholic writer, a self-destructive teen, a burnt-out waitress, an abused young wife, a good-natured cook, a tormented serial killer, and the cop unwittingly assigned to stop him. Marred with addictions, poverty, and personal loss, each degenerate overcomes incredible obstacles and finds his or her own salvation working in a restaurant named City Café. They form new friendships and relationships, and in a short time turn their lives around until Tommy Fielding is hired. Seeming innocent at first, Tommy is a schizophrenic who believes murder will ensure for him an existence of perfect happiness.

 

Imagination

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If you like a fast pace book that has a really good plot this is one book that you must read. This author is one to watch. ~ Donna Hernandez AVP

What if everything we perceive, all we experience, is just a figment of someone else’s imagination?

And what if that someone is dying?

A botched military mission finds new recruit Christopher Parker in a hostile prison camp. His life has become pain. To escape the prolonged misery of torture, Christopher journeys deep into his own memories and imagination, reliving his life in extreme detail. Imagery is so precise the people who occupy these memories believe they are living real lives.

As each character explores ever-shifting landscapes of Christopher’s imagination they uncover a shocking truth; Christopher is slowly dying. Can they fight against Christopher’s own thoughts from convincing life to slip away before everything they know disappears forever?

The Imagination Series – Book 1

Silent Invasion

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This book is an exciting science fiction fantasy adventure that was a joy to read. The books target audience is young adult, Juvenal readers, but I feel that a wider range of readers might also enjoy it. ~ T Reader AVP

They are here! They are hidden among us! They will stop at nothing to destroy us!
Can a teenage boy and his friends save us from a terrible fate?
Or are we all doomed?

Thirteen-year-old Tim Madison is the only person who knows about and can stop the ruthless creatures who are working deep inside our planet constructing a massive extermination army. Tim’s ordinary life turns upside down when a strange visitor takes him aboard a magnificent spaceship to train for a future alien war. Returned home with new skills and this terrible knowledge, Tim confides in his two best friends about his experience. Now, they’re in a race against time to prevent an all-out attack on Earth.

The Imagination Series – Book 2

Insectland

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An enjoyable read with believable, likeable characters and well thought out Alien worlds. ~ Leland P Riggs AVP

Tiny, dragon-like creatures hiding in our homes are going to harm us. They will shrink us to the size of ants, enslave us, and turn our world into their own. But there is hope. Legions of insect robots intent on stopping them have recruited high school sophomore Dan Larson for help. Thrust into danger, Dan risks everything in a desperate attempt to thwart an attack and prevent the end of society as we know it.

 

The Imagination Series – Book 3

Dream Traveller

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Dream Traveler is an interesting story recommended to readers of time and reality traveling genres. ~ Anthony Chow AVP

“Nothing happens unless we first dream.” Carl Sandburg
Sleep well and live in your dreams.

300,000 years from now, human spirits called Phelastians are finally making peace with ape-like creatures called Dwellers. Formality requires that a twenty-first century Earthling be present as witness to the treaty. A Phelastian travels back in time and recruits Whitmore Middle School’s newest student, Jamie Richards.

When a Dweller overlord sabotages the celestial link connecting Jamie to her own world, she vanishes from the signing, crumbling the negotiations, and sending her on a series of mind-bending, alternate-reality adventures. Every time Jamie Richards falls asleep, she’s bounced through time and injected into possible futures. And all of these diverse futures lead to one horrifying conclusion; the end of everything. Can Jamie save trillions of lives, prevent a war that has already occurred, and stop herself from meeting her self, all while attempting to stabilize creation and find her way home?

 

After

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Always intriguing, Ostroff leads you down an astonishing, exciting path. Surprises at every turn. ~ Frederick L Fuller AVP

On the day we’re born we’re destined to die. But what lies after? 

For fifteen-year-old Nick Murray, death is only the beginning. His entire human life has been an illusion in preparation for the epic role his soul will play in the destiny of the universe.

Nick always believed he was an ordinary kid until an unusual cardiac arrest strikes him down. Leaving behind his mother and girlfriend, his soul enters the hereafter and finds it is nothing like the fire and brimstone he’d always imagined. Incoming entities are distributed to levels according to the good vs. evil they had done in their lives. There’s only one problem, Nick never had any real human experiences. Fostered to be a celestial super hero, he must prevent the devil from damning for eternity all who ever lived.

Swept up by dark adventure, Nick learns the devil has caused global war in the mortal world. The devil intends to collect billions of souls and then turn them into a massive zombie army to take over creation. Spirits intent on stopping the apocalypse insert Nick’s soul into the human body of a prominent, young army commander who lives in the future. Thrust into the center of a historic battle, he takes on almost limitless enemy forces using skills learned from this other person’s life; only to die a second time and come face to face with the ultimate adversary.

 

Frostproof

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Niles is a good storyteller and the pacing of the tale is good. ~ Todd Russell on Amazon

Recovery from the car accident was grueling; nasal feedings as my throat healed, the anguish of regular changes in gauze and packing on my arms and fingers, a constant morphine drip to keep the worst of the pain at bay.

Doctors told me I was lucky. Were it not for the sleet and wind cooling the burns my injuries would’ve been far worse.

I couldn’t fathom worse.

Samantha’s olive-colored eyes never lost their pools of devotion. She was there when I awoke from skin-graft surgery. She worked with me in rehab, helped massage my scarred fingers as I fought to grasp a pencil, encouraged me to tie my shoelaces when I wanted to quit. Seeing her face, her fawn-colored hair bunched over her shoulders, her glowing complexion, her warm smile, made everything almost seem okay.

But nothing was.
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19 Comments

  1. Jackie Weger says:

    Woot! Woot! a guy page for eNovel Authors at Work. Welcome Neil Ostroff. Stunning books by a fabulous writer.

  2. Donna Fasano says:

    I love books with unexpected twists!

  3. Mary Smith says:

    Welcome, Neil. You have some really intriguing books posted here. I can see I’m not going to have to go outside eNovel Authors at Work to find all the books I need for the foreseeable future!

  4. Lorrie Farrelly says:

    Wow, Neil! I love the dramatic and evocative covers! I’ve absolutely got to read these!

    All the best,
    Lorrie

  5. Dianne Greenlay says:

    Hi Neil! Your books sound wonderful.I can’t decide which one to read first.

  6. Linda Lee Williams says:

    Pleased to meet you, Neil, and have you be part of our group. Wow! I’m amazed at all the novels you’ve written. Guess I’d better hurry, if I want to catch up. LOL!

  7. Neil Ostroff says:

    Thank you everyone for the great comments. so proud to be a part of this group.

  8. Neil Ostroff says:

    Thanks everyone. Proud to be a member.

  9. Abby Vandiver says:

    Happy to have you join us, Neil. I have seen your book Drop Out all over the Internet. It’s even on my Amazon Wish List! Looking forward to reading all your books.

  10. Jenny Harper says:

    Good luck with the new book, Neil.

  11. Pete Barber says:

    Hi Neil,

    As the newest member of eNovelAuthorsatWork, I just wanted to stop by and say hi! I look forward to working with you to spread the word about your stories.

    Pete

  12. Rich Meyer says:

    Just left you a review on The End TIme, Neil. Good, solid, SF novel.

  13. Neil Ostroff says:

    Thanks Rich, so glad you enjoyed it. The next book in the series should be available by early fall.

  14. Jackie Weger says:

    Neil! The boxed sets are spectacular! Whoa! I am so glad we chatted about boxed sets! And lucky us! We have the man to put them together right here in eNovel. Keep us posted about your promotions so we can help sell those things.
    Get this! You are a Made Man! Rich Meyer is no pushover when it comes to reviewing SF. Holy Smokes. 4*s. And He adores Jasper, the Fern? Fabulous.
    JackieWeger

  15. Stephen Hazlett says:

    Hi Neil. I’m new to eNovels, meeting some of my fellow authors. I first saw some of your posts on LinkedIn, and it was your recommendation of eNovels that brought me here. Glad I took you up on that.

    You have quite a collection of books. I look forward to reading Drop Out.

  16. KJD says:

    Hi Neil,
    Impressive portfolio there mate, you’ve been busy.

    Look forward to working with you.

    Kerry (an eNovel newbie)

  17. Mary Smith says:

    Neil, I can’t find an Amazon Author Page for you. When I click on the icon it takes me to a list of your books but I can’t find any biog. Is it just me or is there something missing?

  18. Stacy Juba says:

    It’s great to meet you, Neil! Love your covers.

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