Outskirts Press announces Brown-Eyed Girl with a Cold Corona, the latest highly-anticipated FICTION / Romance / Fantasy book from Merced, CA author Bruce Maulden.

February 23, 2024. Denver, CO and Merced, CA - Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Brown-Eyed Girl with a Cold CoronaN/A by Bruce Maulden, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 5 x 8 Black & White Paperback in the FICTION / Romance / Fantasy category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $19.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Life can sometimes alter course in a finger snap. One second existence seems normal, the next, an out-of-step leap beyond the imagination. A night bar-hopping during Spring break on the California coast shifts from the typical to peculiar and strange in scant moments. As if out of thin air, she abruptly was sitting close, leaning inward at the little table, her face directly at him. Large, brown eyes intimate and captivating, demanding full attention. The bar’s loud, swirling noise of music and muffled chatter seemed to have quickly vanished into shadow. Easily, he closed off everything with total focus only on those liquid-brown eyes. In minutes, he fell completely head-over-heels in love, gobsmacked like a virgin little boy. However, in just a brief, single tick when he’d once glanced away, she vanished. So astonishingly quick the episode, he never got a name or a telephone number. And other people had seen her in the bar, so she was real. Or was she? Such is the beginning. In an ensuing couple of days, he tumbles like Alice down the rabbit hole. He’s no virgin little boy, but middle-aged and fighting the loose tendrils of a mid-life crisis—divorce, children (for instance, he occasionally smokes pot with his 15-year-old daughter), intense guilt about everything, and booze, all combined for close-call disaster. Yet petty compared to the wondrously-haunting hallucinations he encounters created off that one night with the young woman. An illusory mystery revealing a murder, though, in an abnormal sequence.

Deftly constructed at 315 pages, Brown-Eyed Girl with a Cold Corona is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the FICTION / Romance / Fantasy category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Brown-Eyed Girl with a Cold Corona meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Additionally, Brown-Eyed Girl with a Cold Corona can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781977247438 Format: 5 x 8 Black & White Paperback SRP: $19.95

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About the Author

In crafting “Brown-Eyed Girl With A Cold Corona,” I took two-or-three days in my actual life in the mid-1990s and just hyper-tweaked them to generate the flow of the plot. Although now retired, I’m a former newspaper editor/reporter and a wannabe creative writer since my early teens.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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