‘Banning the bullshit’ Sunday: ‘Beyond Nostalgia’ by Tom Winton

Ok, here we are again. BtB. I LOVE it!

Noooooooooo steaming pile of cack here, M’lad. TOTALLY bullshit free. We all know where to go for that (should it be your thing)…

Soooo, what have we today then? Well, it’s a bit of a strange one this.

A guy that writes romance? Whaaaaaaaaa’? Yup.

No, I mean it. BUT, whatever you were thinking, un-think it. That’s it. Shake your head, rid your brain of all those crazy images, reverse the cogs, empty those little grey cells and picture this:

A guy that writes romance BRILLIANTLY.

Described as a “monumental romance” Beyond Nostalgia is just that – with class.

Now, those of you that know me will know that romance isn’t my thing. I’m more of a blood & guts kinda gal, but I really enjoyed this. It’s just…real. A love story, yes. Soppy, girly romance, no.

A unique voice and a tale told without the frills. A story or true love that survives all the hurdles.

This is what others have said about it:

BEYOND NOSTALGIA: Born with blue in his collar instead of his veins, best-selling author Dean Cassidy chronicles his soul-scarring rise from New York’s darkest alleys to a place high atop the literary world.

As difficult and unlikely as such a climb is, there’s yet another force working against Dean. He’s forever haunted by treasured memories of his long-lost teenage soul-mate. Theresa! Theresa! Theresa! She just won’t go away!

Despite all Dean’s hang-ups and mental baggage, he eventually does marry another woman. And for twenty years his wife, Maddy Frances, remains so giving (and forgiving) she deserves to be canonized a living saint. Even after she finds Dean unconscious at a botched suicide attempt–a time-faded photograph of Theresa clenched in his hands—her love never wavers.

But is Maddy’s loyalty enough to keep them together? Or will a force far stronger than fate alone change everything?


I have no doubt that it will be huge once it gets the attention of the right people, and be compulsory reading in schools one day. For me it was on par with Harper Lee, JD Salinger or John Steinbeck as American social commentary…” – Mark Williams International

“It’s very difficult to write what is called a literary novel without coming across as wordy or plain rambling. I find Faulkner and Joyce and Lawrence, among others, all too fond of the sound of their own words and unable to ‘get on with it’. You’ve done that brilliantly.” – Nicholas Boving

I love it when I find a book so touching like yours. The story itself is the force of it all, you capture human emotions going against real life obstacles. You’ve done a wonderful job and it took me a while to find the words fit for a comment. Even so, I find them useless, all I can say it’s been a beautifully haunting read.” – Julia Siboney

Beyond Nostalgia is a story told with such tenderness and depth that it will break your heart. It reaches out and grabs the hopeless romantic in all of us.” – Isabel Lopez

“You write with such a unique voice, it’s like I’m the person narrating your story, and I already feel what’s happening, happened, and will happen even though I don’t know what is, did, and will. That is remarkable.” – Kevin Wong

Oh Thomas, I absolutely love your story. The place, the pacing, the sweet youth of Theresa and Dean, you have captured it all. This is about more than love it is about intimacy, opening your heart and soul.” – K.C. Hart

You might also want to check out Tom Winton’s newest release as well, ‘The Last American Martyr’.Tom was one of the very first authors we took on when we launched our digital imprint, MWiDP and we did so without hesitation. If you read this book, you’ll know why.

So, I only have one question: What are you waiting for? Here’s the links:

Amazon UK


Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Happy Sunday. See, no crap! 😉



Writer, dreamer, pantser.

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9 comments on “‘Banning the bullshit’ Sunday: ‘Beyond Nostalgia’ by Tom Winton
  1. Tom Winton says:

    I’m lovin’ you even more, Saffina! Thank you so much for featuring Beyond Nostalgia. And thanks a second time for your kind, generous words.

  2. I’m so much looking forward to reading this book. Already have it on my Kindle! Thanks for another great no-bs Sunday post.

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