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I’ll start with The Empathic Detective. It’s a science fiction detective short story, and it’s available for 99 cents. Click on my name to go to the Amazon page and check it out. Thanks!
KRUGER’S GOLD: A novel of the Anglo-Boer War. http://amzn.to/r4ICEk
[Reviewed by Renee V. Cox.]
Sidney Allinson’s books are surprises. They can start off unassumingly and build up to rip snorting sagas of ceaseless adventure. In his finest work yet, Allinson doesn’t even start off slowly. Kruger’s Gold grips the reader at once and the pace never slows.
As I read this action tale of the struggle a century ago between South Africa’s Boers, and England and her “colonials,” I was repeatedly struck with the idea this would be and should be a wonderful movie. Allinson’s experience as a television producer may have given him that hot-shot cameraman’s “eye” or it could simply be that any good yarn so stirringly told lends itself to theatre in the best sense.
On these pages, a segment of history that was soon obscured by two ensuing, bloodier world wars leaps to life. It is really the twilight of an era, with Europeans jostling for power and position and, in this case in particular, South African gold.
Allinson fills in the historical perspective while following a Canadian soldier and his colonial troops who, late in the war, have been assigned to find the legendary government cache of gold that departing Prime Minister Paul Kruger was said to have stashed before leaving in 1900 for virtual exile in Europe.
Allinson writes sympathetically of the brilliant Boer commandos fighting to retain their homeland and their way of life. His story is not overly revisionist: the Boers have seized this land from the native tribes, after all, and even the most principled among them want to keep the blacks and “coloureds” in their place, lest their vast numbers overwhelm the white settlers.
Even through a more politically correct prism, we must admire the self reliance of these men whose surprise tactics and talented marksmanship enabled them to strike at the enemy, melt away into the bush, and return to attack another day. Many if not most of the men have lost wives and children to the war; yet, while they can be ruthless, they treat surrendered prisoners with a decency and respect that arouses a sense of nostalgia in the reader. Their English counterparts do as well with their own prisoners.
The story of the concentration camps where stranded Boer families and prisoners were placed to wait out the war is not as happy a one. Allinson paints a grim picture of these horrors where women and children and some men languished in filthy conditions with poor diets and disease and death dogging every step.
A few selfless medical workers do their best, but there are no facilities and their supplies are woefully inadequate.
The romances in the book provide a lusty and pleasing counterpoint. Even the horses get to play a heart-warming role. And throughout the book, Allinson has peppered the story with fascinating historical minutiae, such as the Boer heroine not being allowed to play ragtime music, then the rage, because it was produced by black performers.
Read this book. It is a treat.
– Renee V. Cox.
Title: Off the Red Carpet
Author: Shannon Haddon
Availability: Amazon/Kindle for $3.99
Lyssira felt like her life would never change. She gave up her dream of being a fashion designer after a teacher told her she didn’t have what it takes. She gave up and resigned herself to life in Portage, a sleepy little college town she grew up in, which no one has ever heard of. Lacking options she works for her brother, Jonathan, at his ever expanding auto shop and moves into the apartment he had built above it. Ryan had his dream of being an actor but resented all the baggage that came with it. After his email address gets leaked to the public, and one incident of ill-advised googling of himself, he decides he needs a break and goes to visit his uncle, who lives in Portage. A chance meeting brings Ryan and Lyssira together but with the pressures of Ryan’s world bearing down on them, staying together is no easy thing. Can Ryan keep Lyssira and the sanctuary he has found in Portage, the one place he can be off the red carpet?
The Messiah of Green Street tells the story of Sahil, born to Bangladeshi immigrants Karim and Anjana in the deprived melting pot of Upton Park, London. This strange-looking prodigal of a boy – who can allegedly speak Arabic and Hebrew from birth – is greeted as a miracle and ‘a child of the world’, but the superstitious adulation of his community slowly ebbs and sours as the realities of life as a disenfranchised and dispossessed second generation immigrant take over. The story of Sahil and his family, of their friends, relatives and neighbours is mordantly satirical, deeply poignant and very funny. As Sahil grows into adulthood and becomes more and more disillusioned with his lot, his reluctant attempts to connect with his roots, buried under the weight of slavery, colonialism and racial hatred, take him in unexpected directions on the way to his own particular truth.
“He has written a remarkable novel that resonates with the picaresque wonders of Gunter Grass’ The Tin Drum, the enchanting magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude, and the seemingly effortless balance of humanity and humor that animate the pages of a Zadie Smith or Salman Rushdie.”
—Stephen Windwalker, Kindle Nation Daily
A novella for lovers of fantasy, witches, mermaids, vampires, demons, shape-shifters, and angels, Witches War is the first installment in a brand-new series about the adventures of Zoie, a teenage mermaid enchanted to walk among humans. She and her friends represent the strongest races of the supernatural community–a group whose friendship is complemented by their differences and strengthened by a journey they never expected to take.
This series will bring them to war at the witches’ coven, where they’ll discover a sinister plot much bigger than they could have imagined. In the aftermath of a horrific battle, they will have to travel to the Faerie Land, to Underwater, and even to Heaven and Hell.
Continue to follow their journey in the next book, which will be released in the fall of 2011!
Vampires of Great Britain
Best-selling author Tom Slemen spent years researching and compiling the stories and reports for this book, which delves into the eternal subject of vampires If you thought that vampires were only found within the Twilight films and the pages of Anne Rice’s books, think again. Tom shows us that they can, and do, turn up in the most ordinary and extraordinarv places, from suburban bedrooms, kitchens, disused coalmines and royal castles to an iceberg adrift in the frozen wastes of the North Atlantic ocean.
And if you thought that all vampires had the same modus operandum, think again! It is true that many vampire attacks do fit the classic formula of a cloaked stranger sucking the blood from a young woman victim, and you will find several examples of such attacks in Vampires, but what about those who like to feast on new born babies, or who can change shape at will? Nor do all vampires suck their victims’ blood, instead siphoning off their very life force, leaving them drained of all energy.
No – this is not fiction, but meticulously-researched fact. Whether writing about the ancient Egyptian vampiress, Sekhmet, or Black Tom the highwayman turned vampire who terrorised the county of Dorset for over three hundred years, Tom Slemen has the unerring ability to seek out tales of the paranormal and retell them with chilling lucidity. If you are genuinely interested in vampires, and are not of a nervous disposition, read on!
The Sapphire Desire
by Kyle Snyder
Aridia, an ancient desert kingdom, was once rumored to hold a treasure that could grant any wish to one who had possession of it. This treasure was known as the Sapphire Desire. A rival kingdom demanded that Aridia surrendered the Sapphire Desire to them. After refusing to do so, Aridia was engaged in a war again the rival kingdom. The end result was Aridia’s destruction. However, the Sapphire Desire could not be found anywhere after the war was over. This caused many people to dismiss the Sapphire Desire as nothing more than a hoax.
Two hundred years passed after the destruction of Aridia. Jordan and Amy, two villagers who reside in a nearby village called Ward, heard the story of the Sapphire Desire and decided to try to find it. With previous “get rich quick” schemes failing them in the past, Jordan and Amy felt that searching for the Sapphire Desire and using the wish on it to become rich would actually work. As they explore the ruined remains of Aridia, however, they find much more than they were looking for.
Have you been thinking about prospecting for gold? Gold Prospecting – An Introduction to Exploring for Gold will help get you started on the right path, and help you avoid pitfalls along the way. Centered on prospecting in the United States, it provides an overview discusses the best places to search and the best approaches to take when in the field. This book provides practical advice to help ensure that your gold prospecting ventures are both enjoyable and rewarding. Available on Kindle and Amazon.
Here’s the link. Looks interesting.
For Julie, Sandy and Richardo, working at the Night and Day truck stop is just a job. It’s a way of making some extra cash before they go off to bigger and better things. Each night is just like the other, boring and uneventful.
That is until three new faces showed up one night and refuse to leave…
Now what used to be a boring, run of the mill job for the three nightshift workers has turned into a living nightmare, one which they can’t escape. They become the unwilling participants to deeds of unmentionable horrors, as the vampire’s use them for their own twisted amusement.
Length: Approx 35,000 words
Fighting For Love
By: Sandy H. Steele
Cody Livingston has been in love with Lisa Ridge since the moment she stepped into his life. Now three years later, Lisa’s past threatens to keep the happy couple apart when she is kidnapped while on a business trip.
Lisa’s past has always been in the back of her mind during the three years since she was placed in the witness protection program and sent to live in Utah. A native of New York she finds herself in a strange place, but soon finds the love of her life in Cody.
When Lisa returns to New York to defend against the latest appeal filed by the man convicted of killing her younger brother, she is taken captive. She is told the man in jail for her brother’s murder is innocent. With her help the two go on a journey when Lisa agrees to search for the murderer, even if that means it clears the name of the man she has believed for so long to be responsible.
The Liberation of Europe from That Austrian Guy with a Funny Mustache and Assburgers
“Revelations” by Pamela Kay Noble Brown
Melanie has finally met the man of her dreams, but life is never easy for one who has suffered a lifetime of horrific loss. She was compelled to return to her hometown, sure that enough years had passed since the tragedy. But why does she keep having those same horrible nightmares? Was domestic abuse a curse that was passed on from one generation to the next with no escape?
And her boyfriend’s mother Mrs. Harriet Cornelius seems to be a sweet person, but there’s something about her that Melanie just can’t put her finger on. A shameful family secret may just keep Melanie from becoming too deeply involved, yet she longs for the kind of life and love others have. Will she find a way to overcome her fears, or will she simply walk away?
Podcasting Church: 21st Century Netcasting for a Timeless Message
We stand at a crossroads deciding whether to shun new methods to share the Church’s timeless message or to embrace them and reap an unparalleled harvest of lives and eternities who are dying to know the good news of the grace and love of God. An opportunity like this hasn’t existed before. Will we grasp it or hide in fear from what others are doing to wrench it from our hands?
In his book, Podcasting Church, Paul Clifford, founder of TrinityDigitalMedia.com and host of Tech, No Babel sheds light on steps necessary to share the Church’s message with people who’ve never heard it before:
-Deciding the genre of your podcast.
-Assembling the necessary equipment on a tight budget.
-Recording, editing, and distributing the finished podcast.
-Promoting the content so the most people possible find it.
-Tips and tricks to make the process faster and easier.
This short novel is a tongue-in-cheek look at the dismal economic situation currently taking place on a small California college campus, where tough financial decisions bring about severe disruption and hilarity to a once very proud institution of higher learning, the home of the Famous Union Fighting Orchids, whose motto is and always has been, “Just wait until next year.” In a land of severe economic straitjackets, the college, as the result of an executive decision in late August, was forced to forever abolish its entire freshman composition program two weeks before the newly hired coordinator reports for duty. The decision is a landmark one, Famous Union College having been the first and only institution of higher learning in the entire country to disband the writing program that is a strict requirement everywhere else under the American flag, and always has been. The colorful characters find themselves in a fast paced read of opposing but intersecting motives and desires, the strains of the financial devastation the college now suddenly finds itself in bringing terrible toil to all those impacted, which is everybody. Though the tone is light, the characters are well drawn and the struggles they undergo are not far removed from what is actually taking place in our economically strapped nation today. Their idiosyncrasies and strong passion for their often-conflicting desires humanly demonstrate much of what society is indeed feeling in the country today, making this a very timely contribution to the foibles of living with the terrible money throes we find ourselves having to endure in today’s strange and wonderful world of the United States.
The Riverside, California Press Enterprise recently published a feature article on me and my two novels. Please check it out on my Amazon site.
I am quite proud of my author interview just posted on Writing Unhooked. I hope you take the chance to check it out. Thanks!
I hope you take the opportunity to read both my author interview posted today on Hampton Reviews and the review posted today for my novel THE FAMOUS UNION. Thanks!
The Book Review: http://hampton-networks.com/book-reviews/the-famous-union-by-mike-meyer/
The author interview: http://hampton-networks.com/book-reviews/welcome-michael-meyers/
Get a kick out of my latest author interview.
A new Midwest Book Review of THE FAMOUS UNION
MBR: MBR Bookwatch, October 2011
The Famous Union
B005FZMVB6, $2.99, http://www.amazon.com
The Famous Union provides a fine novel revolving around two very different professors starting their first year teaching at Famous Union College, a small “pretty college, with pretty buildings and pretty coeds and a lot of trees.”
The entire faculty at Famous Union is unexpected, from an overworked Chaucer expert who has become obsessed with literature after failed love to one “Bill, the hybrid”, whose life changes after he’s mistakenly accosted by a polite gunman.
Add an unexpected run on the Chaucer course, an exhibitionist school secretary, and a host of other crazy academics and you have a whimsical spin through a college that can best be described as ‘quirky and off-beat’.
The coach’s wife Bertha is a case in point: a writer by trade, she sees fit to hand her temperamental husband a loving ‘script’ for togetherness which he dutifully reads: until the canned last too-loving line drives him into swearing and sends her away in tears (“”F…U…C!” he shouted out to the world, using the forbidden acronym that perfectly suited his current frame of mind…It isn’t fair, she was thinking. I worked so hard on it this time just to insure that it would be short and sweet, and now this. She quickly ran off to the back bathroom in order to have a good cry.”)
One of the lines in The Famous Union says it all: “life is absurd” – and so are the hilarious characters that keep entering and making impressions on the reader.
Any with a background in academic circles will recognize the zany politics and personalities that often revolve in upper echelon education – and will find the whole concept filled with fun; particularly when the entire football team gets behind a coach who wants to oust wayward English teacher Bill to get more school money for his team.
The Famous Union is a comedy romp through the halls of academic insanity – and presents a school whose motto is “just wait till next year”. Readers – especially those familiar with academic ironies – will find it filled with fun!
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
I am particularly proud of this new author interview.
When I read this, I felt just like Clint Eastwood: it made my day.
THE SURVIVAL OF MARVIN BAINES by Mike Meyer
A short novel about real life and whimsy, as they collide head on with a man’s midlife crisis. THE SURVIVAL OF MARVIN BAINES is fast paced and filled with colorful characters. Marvin Baines’ humorous adventures take him on a journey through which he finally realizes what is really important in life. Funny at times and yet serious too, a winning combination about life, marriage, and coming to terms with one’s own quandaries and foibles as midlife suddenly rears its head.
Check out my Guest blog today (24 August 2011) on Amanda S John’s site. Thanks!
Another made-me-feel-just-like-Clint-Eastwood moment:
Please have a look at my 99 cent short story Digital Memories.
Roger W. Banning was not alive when he awoke after being mugged in the parking garage at his brokerage firm. And he wasn’t Roger Banning any more, either, because he had become an unwilling participant in a high-tech AI development. Like any other person with a Type A personality, Banning objected to being exploited even though he was dead
Onslaught: Ascension by Jamie Jones
Throughout the galaxy, the word human is synonymous with death, fear and destruction. Rumoured to be extinct, there has not been a human spotted in the civilized universe for over sixty thousand years. They are now only remembered in the scariest bedtime tales. Little do the great civilizations of the universe know, that on a little planet called earth, in a small galaxy lurks seven billion humans and soon the Onslaught will begin…
Brothers Tomas and Marc, along with a group of teens find themselves on the barbaric planet of Katania. Trained, conditioned and supplemented, they train with, and battle each other to prove their worth and for the privilege of leading their race and many others on an unstoppable onslaught across the galaxy.
Various short stories across multiple genres. Please take the time to buy some and enjoy! Have fun!
Thanks for the opportunity!
Always Darkest is a dark but funny fantasy romance novella.
Suricate’s Scrapbook of the Worst Safari Ever – a light-hearted tween book set in the African bush.
Can this trip get any worse?
When Suri first sees Jasmine and Demetrius walking out the airport doors, she is horrified.
The two teenagers clearly don’t belong in the bush…or on Suri’s safari as far as she was concerned.
They do know that ‘roughing it’ isn’t the name of a trendy resort, right?
It was bad enough that Suri would be stuck with them for a week without her parents getting the idea that having another girl her age around automatically made them BFF.
It isn’t long before the tomboy from the bush and the affected city girl clash, causing fur to fly.
However, Suri and Jasmine have to settle their differences because they are about to find out that this safari is going to get worse…much worse.
THE FRANK DIARY OF ANNE – D.J. Donaldson
Available on Amazon for $0.99 or £0.86 on kindle
Do you remember what it was like being a teenager? Do you dare remind yourself?
Join Anne in her journey as she learns about relationships, love, living with her divorcee mother and the struggle to live up to her friends’ rebellious image. Her diary provides the reader with either an entertaining philosophical view into the life of a modern schoolgirl – or the naive ramblings of a deluded (and over-protected), teenager.
Just some of the comments made by other writers about THE FRANK DIARY OF ANNE – AGED 14 on the YouWriteOn Website:-
• I like Anne, she comes across as a sort of middle-class Vicky Pollard!
• A great story! It was warm, humorous and realistic.
• The humour throughout is great, and your ability to make the ordinary new is a great skill.
I’ve got three that might be of interest to teens (and teens at heart!), one of them is even free. Here are the links if you are interested:
Invisible Justice (#1 in the Justice Series – this one is the freebie):
Short synopsis: Book #1 in a series about teenagers that were tampered with as babies – injected with a combination of drugs that were designed to leave them with super abilities. Over time the teens start to find each other, form a team, and search for answers and the man who did this to them. Likened by readers to X-Men and Heroes, Invisible Justice is a contemporary take on teenage super heroes.
Brute Justice (#2 in the Justice Series)
Short synopsis: The sequel to Invisible Justice. Clint, Lexi, Sam and Leesha continue searching for answers regarding their super powers and the doctor who created them. Clint’s painful flashes are leaving him with brute strength. He’s the fourth in the group to realize his powers. Sam’s heightened senses, Lexi’s invisibility and Leesha’s telekinesis round out the team searching for the doctor who did this.
Short synopsis: Misery’s Fire is a crime thriller detailing the life and death of Grant Williams and his subsequent experience in Hell. When his caseworker, Angelo, couldn’t break his spirit, he exacted his revenge by sending Grant back to the fiery pits of high school. He finds himself in a new – and much younger body – with nothing but a backpack and a school uniform. Grant must learn to survive not only life on his own, but also the horrors of high school – cliques and chicks included.
T. A. Miles’ debut book, Raventide, is finally here!
Some secrets are better left forgotten…
Drayden Torvannes has made a career out of uncovering secrets of the past. When he receives a peculiar summons to one of the more elite houses in the city of Vindra, he is prepared to take on a new research assignment for a modest fee and more experience to his career. He is not prepared for the proposition offered to him by Elarien Fannael, a compelling young man whose past has been left to him in fragments that begin with a ring, a family heirloom carrying memories and truth. Elarien is willing to pay a prince’s fortune for answers. All Drayden has to do is uncover them, but can he against the disapproval and secrecy of the Fannael family, and against obstacles and adversaries that continue to grow as his research brings him to the nearby and haunted town of Raventide? Enshrouded in the mystery of a famous and grisly murder, the town promises not only answers, but danger for Drayden as he sinks further into a well of conspiracy, betrayal, and madness. Not only his livelihood, but his life become a running goal that he must chase through the elevated tiers of Vindran society, into its cavernous underbelly, and through the mystery of the town in its shadow as he races against time to uncover the most dangerous secret of his career.
How about a link? lol
The Peacock and the Caterpillar by Jasmine Perry
Available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99
Catey the Caterpillar is Beautiland Zoo’s loneliest and ugliest animal. Prince Perry the Peacock is the zoo’s most beautiful and beloved. Experience personal transformation as Catey learns about the strength of inner power, love and forgiveness. You’ll never forget this fable about self-acceptance in a world that values surface beauty.
For excerpts and author information visit: http://books.jasmineperry.com
Wordpreneur WordCash Notebook
Over 56,000+ words of all original Wordpreneur ideas, tools, self-publishing and freelance writing tips, and more… By Eldon Sarte, publisher and writer of Wordpreneur.com, the How to Make Money Writing blog and a Writer’s Digest Top 100 Website for Writers
After decades of dealing with accurate timing in broadcasting (both Radio and TV), I studied time management theories and found considerable sameness. They often disparage procrastination to the point of almost making it criminal to do. It seemed to me there were many instances of taking the time to evaluate and research that could lead to better decisions and at the same time alleviate stress. Interviews with clinical psychologists and high level individuals in all walks of life reinforced the feeling. This led to compilation of material that resulted in my latest Kindle book, “I’m Not Resting, I’m Creating: The Power of POSITIVE Procrastination.” It’s filled with specifics coupled with a generally humorous approach that can steer individuals along a path of personal improvement without the logjam of inordinate pressure. As the Procrastinators Club of America (PCA), Inc. likes to advise, “Don’t wait…Procrastinate now!” Check it out at $3.99.
Any comments will be welcome to:
Multiple links to many short fantasy stories across different genres. Life is short, enjoy yourself. Thank you very much.
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/geltab
How To Use Google Plus: The Essential Guide to Google Plus
This is a 47 paged step by step guide costs $3.67
I will Teach how to market your business using Google Plus:
• I will teach you how to use Google Plus features such as setting up a profile, using hangouts, circles and much more…
• I will teach you how to increase your following and recommend free resources to help you.
• I will teach you marketing strategies and the methods to drive traffic to your site using Google Plus.
A mysterious gift card, turns out to be a curveball that pitches Larissa back through time, to the twilight of Romanov rule in the glittering world of Imperial Russia.
L.R. Shimer’s “My Heart Beats Faster in Past Times” is in the Kindle Store at amazon.com
Stop by and download a free sample of this Richly Illustrated and Romantic, Time Travel Novella
(Note This work contains sexual references, well within the boundaries of modern romance style)
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Captain Uri Haad is plunged into one of the most terrifying voyages of his Colonial Navy career. His ship, the CNS Corpus Christi, stumbles upon a derelict alien vessel out in the void of Orion’s Belt — The Belt Loop as it is known by the sailors of the Third Colonial Fleet out of Elber Prime. He launched a Search and Rescue mission to the hulking derelict after his scans detected surviving life forms. What started as a mission of mercy quickly turns into a nightmare of epic proportions and as the horror spreads to his ship and crew, Captain Haad must make life and death decisions to avoid his own destruction and possibly an interstellar war. This taut deep-space adventure bridges the gap between distant suns and gives us a glimpse into the workings of the Twenty-eighth Century Colonial Navy. Approximately 95,000 words.
Nice Idea – this one is for romance lovers.
I have ten romances up on Kindle, but why not drop by Smashwords and try one for free before you buy?
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Mitzy Neuhaus is the top selling Realtor in Portland, but even her office is dead in this economy. Foreclosed is the word no homeowner wants to hear and Mitzy is determined to save the incredible mansion on her street from that fate. But with the homeowner desperate to keep Mitzy away from his property and Alonzo, the dangerously hot rival investor trying to snatch it out from under her, Mitzy knows she has to work fast, or the economy won’t be the only thing dead…
***** review from Amazon.com
Foreclosed is a thoroughly entertaining and superbly plotted debut novel from Traci Hilton. The book approaches the genre of mystery from an unusual but extremely engaging setting: the world of real estate.
And alongside the book’s delightful protagonist Mitzy Neuhaus, the reader loses himself in the grandeur and enigmatic qualities of the stunning mansion that the author so authoritatively conveys.
The chemistry between Alonzo and Mitzy is apparent from their first encounter and adds a layer of tantalising romance to the book; their chemistry is electric and their battle of wills really brings the book’s main plot to life.
But it is Mitzy who deserves the greatest plaudits. She is an emotionally engaging character with an incredible amount of depth; resourceful, polite, entrepreneurial and caring, she is the book’s main attraction and could quite easily sustain a lengthy series of mysteries that the book’s many readers would enjoy.
Finally, the author’s writing must receive its deserved praise. Often with light reads such as Foreclosed, the writing can be suspect. But Traci Hilton displays effortless control and command of language. A highly recommended read.
You can’t fight City Hall
Mitzy Neuhaus is dying to get back to business as usual, but The Worst Economy Since The Great Depression has just about killed her real estate office. And she can’t spare any more time or money for the ailing agency until she has rehabbed the old Victorian on Baltimore street into a B&B that can pay its own way.
But when the excessive interest of the FBI, city planners, and possibly organized crime, threaten to derail Mitzy’s plans things really get dangerous…
***** Amazon customer review
I loved Traci Hilton’s first book. Foreclosed. Her second book Eminent Domain didn’t disappoint.
The mysteries of Mitzy continue on. Lots of twists and turns, family drama, mafia troubles, the FBI, and so much more. I even laughed outloud (on the bus no less!) while reading a great scene. I felt like I was part of the family and close network of friends Mitzy has surrounding her. It is a great book for a weekend of relaxing. I especially loved my quiet mornings of reading with a cup of cocoa:)
Here’s my first novel – Unrequited – http://amzn.to/n0kSVB
Mason has a past. Having fled his home he now lives out a lonely, isolated existence, doing his best to remain invisible, while watching the world pass him by with an increasingly cynical detachment. At least until a remarkable young woman captivates his attention.
Shayla has a future. With a career, good friends and a fiancé she adores, she loves her life and really wants for nothing. But for some time now something has been watching her, drawn to something about her that makes her unique.
When Mason’s world violently collides with Shayla’s, his past threatens to destroy her future. To set things right Mason must come to terms with and atone for what he had done while Shayla must find an inner strength she never knew existed within her. And the only thing either of them can rely on is each other.
I have a Kindle e-Book for sale on Amazon, called “Slow Machine and Other Tales of Suspense and Danger.” It is a collection of four short stories of action and suspense.
The title story tells of Nick, a misunderstood young man who is the laughingstock of his small town. A girl friend talks him into helping in a plot to murder her rival to collect insurance money. Sure, Nick stumbles into the scheme, but how innocent is he once he starts lashing out in ways no one would ever expect?
“A Prison for Identities” is the story of Ed and the intrigue and danger he falls into when he suddenly and violently learns his girl friend is involved in an identity theft ring.
“No Time Like Now” chronicles a former photographer’s struggle to do one last pinup shoot – in a totalitarian society of the future where photographs have been banned!
“12:01″ shows the life and world of Will, an ordinary guy with an ordinary job who is obsessed with clocks and morality- and who hides a terrible crime in his home.
If you enjoy edgy suspense tales with quirky characters and situations that shed new light on old genres, Slow Machine is for you.
Here’s my NF book, “Wordpreneur WordCash Notebook.” And no better way to describe it than through an excerpt from an actual review left by a reader on Amazon:
“[T]he book is jammed to the brim with practical information for people who work with words, especially those who ply their trade craft online… A winner.”
For a full outline of its contents of over 56K words, go to
Space Turbulence – a science fiction murder mystery.
138,000 words (460 pages)
It’s Mysior’s birthday, so they hold a party in her honour. For a birthday surprise her husband tries it on with a dancing girl in the middle of the ballroom, and when the dancing girl is having none of it he takes his anger out on Mysior with his fists. Battered, bruised and in fear for her life, Mysior runs – straight into the world of Hammer Mehran, space captain, smuggler, people trafficker and notorious womaniser. Despite his allergy to commitment, Hammer finds himself falling heavily for Mysior’s stunning beauty and dreamlike qualities, but the budding romance is cut short by the brutal murder of the First Mate.
As the only remaining qualified pilot Hammer has to fly the ship, but someone has to solve the murder. And as the only other person on board with a cast iron alibi (because Hammer was busy chatting her up at the critical time) the task therefore falls to Mysior. She muddles her way through the investigation, thwarted by the colourful cast of characters and constantly distracted by her attraction to Hammer. And as if murder wasn’t enough to contend with, her investigations uncover a whole host of shady practices including drug dealing, blackmail and a strange case of suspected gravy molestation.
I’ve got 8 motivational and self-help books up on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Quite unique outside-the-square knowledge.
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Fun with Mathematics
By Sumita Bose
Fun with Mathematics (By Sumita Bose) is an amazing ebook which contains magic, games, puzzles, amazing facts, optical illusion etc. all based on mathematical concepts but presented in a play way method. It can also be read on a PC apart from kindle. The price is only $2.99(No tax or shipping/handling charge).
The link for Fun with Mathematics is http://www.amazon.com/Fun-with-Mathematics-ebook/dp/B005CQQ0PG
I have two short stories for 99 cents each in the mystery/humor genre.
‘Married To Murder’ is the first story in the Ella Westin Mysteries:
Ella doesn’t recall adding ‘solve a murder’ to her bridal to-do list but when she stumbles over the body of her matron of honor, she has no choice; her groom is the only suspect. Throw in a deaf hairdresser, a ruined wedding cake and a not so retired pirate and Ella wants to throttle everyone in sight. Can she catch the killer before the wedding is called off? Or will she be Married To Murder?
Honeymoon Homicide is the second in the Ella Westin Series:
Ella is awakened in the middle of the night by her new husband. But it’s not what you think – he wants her to solve a murder. At 4 a.m. Can she do it? Or will she add another homicide to her honeymoon? This is the second story in the Ella Westin Mysteries.
I hope you check them out and enjoy!
(Note: You can sample 50% of ‘Married To Murder’ free at Smashwords. By then, you’ll know if you love it! And they have the ability to download to ANY eReader device.)
Photographs of Greenfield Lake, Wilmington, NC
Nestled off the coast of a charming little town in Nova Scotia, Oak Island is home to the longest running treasure hunt in modern times. The secrets hidden on the small piece of land have been thwarting treasure seekers for over two hundred years, consuming millions of dollars and costing multiple lives. For famed treasure hunter, Rock Tilton, the island is nothing more than an obsession.
When Rock receives a call from his ex-wife, archaeologist Anna Riley, to help with the excavation, he finds himself on the next plane to Canada. Rock arrives at the location to find Anna wedged in the middle of an escalating feud, pulled between a covert organization, The Keepers of the Rose and an aloof but influential corporation, The Delega Group. As the two sides become increasingly hostile, Rock begins to realize that the secrets buried on Oak Island may contain lost information about the prophesized events in 2012. As he is pulled into a world of secrets and murder he must decide if the truth is worth more than the people he loves.
It is the distant future. People from earth have spread across the galaxy and are beginning to travel even further. But the insatiable human appetite for resources needed to continue this exploration, colonization, and industrialization has taken its environmental toll on mining planets like Geo-213.
Centuries ago, the planet had been deforested, and mined of most of its metals, but now, Earth’s World Congress wants to have the planet surveyed to see if there are any scraps of ore left to be gotten.
A mining company has been established on the planet, and survey activity has commenced on the upper levels, but one of the survey teams has gone missing. A rescue team sent to find it also goes missing.
They should have known better. This planet is over 75 times the size of earth and the maps to the centuries old mining tunnels have been lost. The tracks are in disrepair and the tunnels are crumbling with age. Earthquakes are common. Cave-ins too. There are haunting and predatory creatures in the mines. Danger could be around the next bend.
Enter Divad LaTroy, Harren Trober, Gerreb Lederi, and Rowec Sullers. These four men go deep into the planet to find the Lost Expedition and bring them to the surface. On the way they encounter danger, see lost cities, find and lose treasure…and they may even lose their lives.
What happened to the Lost Expedition? Will they ever be found? Who are the powerful beings that live deep within the planet, and what is the secret they are keeping from those who live and work near the surface?
Read Geo-213: The Lost Expedition to find out. (100,000 words)
Thanks so much for offering this thread to fellow indies. Hard thing to peek onto the various radar screens!
My novella, Night Music, is a near-ish-future “Hard SF” space exploration tale, involving unexpected events during the early stages of Mars colonization. My Mars mission architecture is heavily influenced by Zubrin’s “Mars Direct” plan, on which I extrapolate carefully, as it is so very brilliant and practical.
Since I’m a psychologist by trade, the underlying theme of Night Music is the conditions under which we form connections, and the disorientation which comes from excessive isolation. It’s a theme which recurs at multiple scales through the story (since I’m also kind of a Fractal Guy, heavily into Chaos/Complexity theory, which feature pretty prominently in the story, along with a dash of nanothech).
I really strove to sweat the details of such things as propulsion systems, human-machine interfaces, and orbital mechanics…but ultimately it had to be about the characters (and, I must confess, I used some of my Shrink-Fu to create faux psych profiles on a couple of the main folks. Bit of a characterization cheat, but it really helped me know then from the inside out).
Anyway, link follows. I’d love to hear your impressions!
Like crazy self-experimentation sci-fi? Come, check out my book at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Speed-of-Darkness-ebook/dp/B005LA82R2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315340170&sr=8-1
Cool off this summer with a young adult mystery from Alaska. Denali Hawthorne’s biggest worries are finals and Christmas shopping until she finds the frozen victim of a possible moose attack in her front yard. Is a killer moose on the loose, or is there more to the story?
They Called it Moosicide http://amzn.com/B004YQRB30
Please check out my Amazon store and enjoy some fantasy stories.
You can also check them out on B&N
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Hi to all.
Interested in a story about the supernatural?
This may be of interest to you then …
Elizabeth Knotts swears revenge upon the people responsible for her being tried for the crime of witchcraft and is immediately burnt at the stake.
Five hundred years later to the day, an opportunity to exact that revenge presents itself at a Halowe’en party …
Find it here http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Witch-In-TIme-ebook/dp/B005JCXXNK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1315408037&sr=8-3
“The Life and Times of Rebecca Walker” is a short story about a young woman trying to rebuild her life after being raped.
If you’re interested in coming-of-age stories about real exerpiences and real woman this is the story for you.
When Amber starts her new job as a housekeeper in the Scottish Highlands she doesn’t know that her new boss is as deadly as he is hot. Soon she’ll attract his attention, but for all the wrong reasons. A Job From Hell – 99¢ Thanks so much for looking.
If you are looking for a morally educational, and fun book for kids, you can end your search here.:)
“The Adventures Of Molly Goose And Harry Bear” is a colorful series written by a father looking to entertain his kids, and to instill good morals in the process .
This series targets kids at a young age when having stories read to them is important, and is perfect for story time.
Give it a read, the next edition in the series will be coming soon!
Lust Demented is a hardboiled noir and probably the best book you’ll find for 99 cents.
Thanks for the spot to put this! After several successful technical books released, I am trying my hand at my first fiction book for $0.99 on Kindle!
Larry Caswell just celebrated his eighteenth birthday and is by all accounts your average teenager. He still lives at home with his parents, jokes around with his friends, and he daydreams about all the pretty girls he meets.
Life couldn’t be better for Larry; his family is together again now that his sister’s home from college for the summer, and the prettiest girl in town accepted the invitation to his birthday party.
That is until the night he begins dreaming of an old log cabin in the woods with a mysterious light inside. The things he sees in the cabin disgust him but every time he tries to leave he is pulled back in. He must delve into the mind of a sadistic being in order to save himself.
The is the story of one British family’s year in Dubai, in first person narrative, written in the style of a diary (it is based on a blog the author wrote whilst living there), with an honest and fortthright outlook on the experiences.
The story takes place between August 2006 and July 2007, right in the middle of the economic peak in Dubai, and starts with the author’s arrival from North Yorkshire to take a job in the booming construction industry. He spends the first month without his wife and children, finding his bearings in a new country and trying to get things in place for his family’s arrival.
When his family arrive, they join the author in finding out what Dubai is really like to live in, and go through the myriad processes and stifling red tape that all immigrants to the UAE encounter. The initial awe city is gradually replaced by the realities of the city, including the weather conditions and the cultural differences.
As the strain of living in Dubai and working under stressful conditions (including regular trips to Doha, Qatar) takes its toll on the author’s health, he begins to think more about his reasons for going there in the first place, and tries to understand what made Dubai what it is, and tries to guess where it will go. He and his family finally leave after a year, their dreams of the expat life somewhat broken by unrealistic, naive expectations and misleading hype.
The 2nd Edition includes some minor improvements and additions, including a look at a football match in Qatar from a later period in the Middle East.
Would you recognize a serial killer if you met one? Talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn’t, and neither does anyone else who frequents the Mount Airy Dog Park. But a violent death brings Detective Peter Dourson into the close-knit group, and he is convinced someone is not who they seem. As the investigation uncovers secrets, Lia struggles to cope with warring emotions and a killer watches.
About 60,000 words. Priced at $.99!
The Adventure Tournament
by Nicholas Andrews
This is a comedic fantasy, available in both print and e-book versions. The ebook is $0.99 and the print version is $14.95.
The story is about a young man named Remy, who is currently enrolled at Foeny University in the Kingdom of Bolognia, majoring in boredom. His real dream is to be an adventurer, searching for treasure, braving dangers and rescuing beautiful damsels (or at least working his way up to homely damsels). Unfortunately, he’s a bit of a doofus and a chore to most who know him. But he gets his chance when the king announces the Adventure Tournament, a contest open to the experienced and inexperienced adventurer alike, with prizes of fame and money awaiting the winning team.
Remy quickly finds out he’s in for more than he bargained for, but lucks his way into being the captain of his own team. Now he not only has to contend with his opponents, but his overbearing father, pompous professors and tournament organziers who may be more than what they seem. Add in professional wrestlers, narcoleptic thieves, feminist healers, drama kings and malfunctioning magical minutia, and Remy is in for the most interesting season of his life.
Join the Army. See the World. Drive a tank!
Pat O’Neil had been fascinated with tanks for as long as he could remember, so joining the Army when he graduated from high school in 1975 seemed pretty natural to him. Jake Leibermann “knew from nothing about tanks”, but he was fairly certain that Israel would need another tank crewman more than they’d need one more tailor. Andy Pritchardt was a sixth generation Army brat who had forgotten more about tanks than many career Army guys knew and… he could roll a joint one handed. Three totally different guys with almost nothing in common meet at the crossroads and when it’s all over, none of them will be the same. It’s about life, it’s about making friends, falling in love… and it’s ALL about the tanks…
A short first story.
What happens when a 2040′s era lady caterer / mixologist stumbles across a mysterious elderly gentleman tinkerer and his time traveling cocktail shaker at a Seattle Steampunk convention?
Booze related Hysterical historical tomfoolery ensue, and the origins and recipes for some very nice drinks are the result!
I have several books on Kindle and more to come. My latest is How To Be A Crafty Cruiser – a guide to saving time, money and trouble when it comes to cruise ship holidays.
Here’s the blurb:
Learn the great inside secrets guaranteed to save you time, money and hassle on your luxury cruise with proven tips and tricks from a veteran cruiser who has taken over 27 cruises to places as far apart as St. Petersburg, The Azores and New York; Cairo, Canada and the Caribbean; Africa, Scandinavia and the Canary Isles.
Includes tips, tricks and secrets on:
Who and what to avoid onboard and ashore.
Boozin’ and Cruisin’.
Technology Tips and Tricks.
Money saving ideas and queue avoidance techniques and lots more.
Buy this book or learn the hard way!
A wonderful job. Super helpful infrmoaiotn.
My first published book. It was written with middle-graders in mind, but I’ve had college students and much older adults tell me it’s a fun easy read that forces the reader to use their imagination. I’d be thrilled if you took a look!
Hello! My novel, Semester Aboard, is now available from Amazon.com!
Jen Maddox was told that spending a summer on a ship, taking classes and seeing the world, would change her life. When she stumbles across something not humanly possible, her life changes more than she could ever have imagined. But the new world she’s exploring isn’t all fun and games; there’s something she never believed existed on the ship threatening Jen, her new friends, and everyone else on board! Now, Jen may be the only one who can stop it!
Find it here! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005O534S6 for $2.99
Hello all. I have just released my first novel available now on Kindle with the paperback version to follow sometime in mid October.
The title is “The Libertines Motorcycle Club: An Outlaw Is Born”
Fair warning, it’s about a motorcycle club so there is “harsh” language in the book.
Would love for anyone to take a look.
A dubious business plan brings two college friends from the midwest to Silicon Valley, California during the late nineties. An eccentric CEO, millions in venture capital, and the wrong people getting the top jobs make up this often humorous story about the absurdity of the dot com era. (short story-8000 words)
Herbal book $4.99
a system of Medical Practice, diverse from the popular system of
the day—a system against which there exists much unfounded, deep-rooted
prejudice—prejudice, not based on a knowledge of its principles, on a trial of
its remedial agents, but on the false and ridiculous reports in circulation
against it; a brief history of the circumstances and motives that led to its
publication, may not be uninteresting to the reader.
Having spent a large proportion of the last fifteen years of my life in
examining the different medical theories, and observing the results of those
theories carried out in practice, I arrived at conclusions that were to me
startling—that were painful to contemplate—that could not fail to inspire in
every benevolent man a fixed determination to wage an uncompromising war
against systems productive of so much sorrow, misery, and death.
The evidences brought to bear upon my mind, in the testimony of the
most eminent of the faculty, statesmen, and philosophers, and my own
personal experience and observation, compelled me to believe, although very
reluctantly, in consequence of the regard I had for those of my friends who
were engaged in the practice of medicine, that the science of medicine, as
taught in the schools of physic, and as practiced from the time of Paracelsus
until the present, was a series of blind experiments with the most deadly
poisons; the effect of which is now felt by millions of its unhappy victims,
while millions more sleep beneath the clods of the valley, cut off in the vigor
of youth and strength of manhood, by these poisons. I do not feel responsible
for a belief, that the force of evidence urges upon me, any more than I should
for falling to the ground from a height, when all intercepting objects are
removed. Justice to my follow-men demands of me that I should fearlessly
express my views, and I shall not demur. It is my candid opinion, and that
opinion has not been formed hastily, that nine-tenths of all the medical
practice of the nineteenth century, including a portion, but by no means an
equal portion, of all the different systems, is not based on scientific principles,
or benevolence and truth, but on cupidity, avarice, and a desire for fame, on
the one part, and ignorance and misplaced confidence, on the other. Remove
these pillars, and the gilded temple called medical science, that medical
authors have been propping up for four thousand years—the material of
which it is composed not being sufficiently strong to sustain its own
weight—would fall to the ground with as much certainty as did the edifice
from which Samson, with giant’s strength, removed the pillars.
One quarter part of nearly all the newspapers throughout the country
is filled with flaming advertisements of quack nostrums—the most of which
are prepared without any regard to scientific principles or adaptedness to
cure disease; for which millions of dollars are annually paid, and not one in a
hundred receives any permanent benefit therefrom.
Website with all my books listed
Thank you for the opportunity to plug my book. It’s a fun children’s picture book that I wrote and illustrated myself.
Here’s a link to my book, The Calamari Kid
Hi Folks! Interested in historical fiction? take a look at my novel BOUND TO SARAH. Here is a description and the link.
Patrick Roche had survived growing up in the slums of 19th Century Liverpool, living day by day on his charm and by his wits. The violent temper of his drunken father and the harsh realities of life on the streets of Liverpool could not diminish his desire to improve his lot or his love of life.
Fate however, conspired to deal Roche a cruel blow. His life is turned upside down and he finds himself transported to Sarah Island, the most notorious and brutal Penal Colony in the British Empire.
Life on Sarah Island is cruel and harsh, Roche has given up all hope of ever seeing his wife and child again, but his survival instincts learned in the slums of Liverpool drive him on and events unfolding in the outside world mean that his wife and child are also about to suffer the consequences of Pat’s alleged actions.
The hand of fate that had torn their lives apart is now set to make their worlds once again collide. The results are intertwined with deceit, retribution, tragedy and enduring love.
My hard SF novella (in the tradition of Clarke, Bear, Steele, Bova, and –especially– Michael F Flynn), Night Music, is available for $3.00 on Kindle (since I personally cannot abide mind games like charging “$2.99.” Pet peeve; no judgement implied):
The Bad News: A 10-mile comet has been spotted, its orbit determined, with very high confidence, to intersect that of the Earth in 20 years. Global devastation will ensue.
The Good News: This unprecedented, existential threat has resulted in the creation of an international, public-private Planetary Protection Consortium which has has achieved swift and dramatic advances in crewed and robotic space technology. Massive orbital solar lasers, nuclear-thermal drives, and other assets have been developed and deployed in only a little more than a decade, ultimately altering the comet’s trajectory such that it will pass safely by the Earth. Indeed, the orbit was altered with such precision that the comet — with its immense supplies of water ice and other resources vital to the creation of a robust spacefaring civilization — has effectively been captured for human study and exploitation.
More Good News: The comet, 2015 MK 42, or “Damocles,” has been maneuvered such that it will fall into a stable orbit around Mars. The Zubrin Base has been established on Mars, to oversee Damocles’ capture, and begin a sustained human presence on the Red Planet.
The Bad News: All contact has been lost with Zubrin Base.
Pilot Seth Boaz, deep into preparations for a resupply and personnel transport mission to Zubrin, finds himself instead re-tasked for a recon and rescue mission. Now he must deal with radical changes to the mission plan, and to the composition of his familiar, tightly-knit crew (and some of those changes hint at hidden motivations and agendas within the Consortium…). Seth is now on a journey which will force him to confront the echoes of his own past, as well as otherworldly forces with profound implications for humanity’s future.
See also the Facebook page I’ve created for Night Music, replete with musings and blatherings on aerospace, chaos/complexity/dynamic systems theory, nanotech, and other matters both directly and obliquely related to the tale. Please do have a look, and a “Like,” if you like: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Night-Music/239356059419117
Silvers Alpha – $2.99 for sale on Kindle and Smashwords
Living in New York had always been interesting, but living in New York City with vampires, shape shifters and other species was really interesting. As these other species ‘came out’ into society there were unsurprisingly a number of problems which the Paranormal Task force (PTF) were expected to deal with, as a human and part of the PTF Lucky enjoyed the variety of her job except for the problem of her own personal stalker. Her partner is a vampire who lives with the wolves of Silver Pack for some bizarre reason. But what happens when the Alpha meets Lucky and decides she is ‘the one’ for him? The already divorced Lucky has no intention of falling for any one or other, yet can she ignore the strong, sexy and gorgeous Silver Alpha.
The Wolf with the Silver Smile – $2.99 for sale on Kindle
Womaniser Nicky is caught in a trap of friendship, never having been in this place before he is out of his depth and lost. The complete innocence in Morgan astounds him as she becomes his best friend and the woman he has fallen deeply in love with. Not knowing how to proceed with these new and intense feelings, or willing to risk his friendship with Morgan, Nicky refuses to act on them.
Running from her past can Morgan trust Nicky enough to help and protect her without breaking her heart? Is it a risk she can take? When her enemies find her she has no choice but to trust Nicky and Silver Pack. What she never expected to find was a mother who abandoned her as a baby or her one true soul mate. The biggest shock to Morgan is coming face to face with the wolf who protected her in her dreams, who loved and cared for her during her darkest days.
The Tower’s Alchemist (Fantasy/Urban Fantasy, $2.99 Kindle)
On her last spy job for the Allies, the wizard codenamed Emelie must extract a deadly warlock from Nazi occupied France to prevent his alchemical weapon from devouring the continent.
However, a few things stand in her way– betrayal, a vampiric Cruenti warlock bent on draining her of her powers…and the realization that wizards of the Gray Tower,the very people who trained her, may in fact be her greatest enemy.
In honor of October being National Domestic Violence Awareness month, “Revelations” by Pamela Kay Noble Brown is free until October 15, 2011. Go to link http://bit.ly/naEPV2 and use Free coupon code VP53V. I hope it brings motivation and inspiration to these brave survivors.
by Susan Shock
Available on Kindle
It’s 1926 and Prohibition is the law of the land. Career girl Lacey Baldwin is teaching history at Fort Marsden College. But the town of Fort Marsden, Michigan has changed in the six years since she left for college. Her temperance reformer mother is deceased, as are both her brothers, victims of the Great War. Her cousin Michael is a police detective working for corrupt police chief Big Bill Burke. Ralph Shapiro, a man rumored to have connections with the infamous Purple Gang, has come to the small Central Michigan town, married to the wealthy Eloise Smythe, and has opened a speakeasy, Signature. Lacey’s best friend Amanda Banfield, a wild young woman with more money than common sense, is a regular at Signature, and the womanizing Ralph Shapiro’s latest mistress.
Things get even more crazy when good time girl Amanda persuades strait laced Lacey to come to Signature with her, as moral support as she tries to break up with her domineering lover. But when Amanda later leaves with Shapiro, Lacey realizes she was merely a pawn in one of Amanda’s crazy schemes.
Hours later, Ralph Shapiro lies dead on a riverbank, three bullets in him, and Amanda is missing. The police believe that Amanda killed Shapiro, but Lacey has her doubts. When Amanda’s sister Annadine pleads with Lacey to find out the truth, she reluctantly investigates assisted by Brendan Davies, a handsome anthropology professor.
As she tries to find out the truth about what happened on the river bank that night, Lacey is haunted by the, unsolved disappearance of her father many years ago. But there is a killer in Fort Marsden who doesn’t want the truth to be known. Can Lacey unmask the murderer without losing her own life?
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Thank you for the opportunity to share my book promo!
by Amy K. Jones
Private Investigator, Mike Tine, finds himself empty-handed, beaten and unable to return to his home, a small apartment above his most trusted friend’s restaurant, Mitchy’s. As he searches for the girl a mysterious client has hired him to find, and then the client himself, he finds his friends turning into dangerous enemies he cannot avoid. Someone is watching his every move and that someone today is you.
Thinking of moving to Thailand? Perhaps you’re a regular visitor there? Or maybe you just want to add some Asian assets inot your investment portfolio?
Your Investment Guide to Thailand is the foremost English-language guide to personal investment and financial management in the Land of Smiles.
Visit my web site or click on the Amazon link below to view the Table of Contents and see the broad range of information available in the ‘Guide’
by Alex Le Soum
A science fiction murder mystery.
It’s Mysior’s birthday, so they hold a party in her honour. For a birthday surprise her husband tries it on with a dancing girl in the middle of the ballroom, and when the dancing girl is having none of it he takes his anger out on Mysior with his fists.
Battered, bruised and in fear for her life, Mysior runs – straight into the world of Hammer Mehran, space captain, smuggler, people trafficker and notorious womaniser. Despite his allergy to commitment, Hammer finds himself falling heavily for Mysior’s stunning beauty and dreamlike qualities, but the budding romance is cut short by the brutal murder of the First Mate. As the only remaining qualified pilot Hammer has to fly the ship, but someone has to solve the murder. And as the only other person on board with a cast iron alibi (because Hammer was busy chatting her up at the critical time) the task therefore falls to Mysior.
She muddles her way through the investigation, thwarted by the colourful cast of characters and constantly distracted by her attraction to Hammer. And as if murder wasn’t enough to contend with, her investigations uncover a whole host of shady practices including drug dealing, blackmail and a strange case of suspected gravy molestation.
by Alex Le Soum
A science fiction murder mystery
Lady Cassia Mehran, youngest and wildest daughter of Lord Meiz Mehran, has her eye set on the big prize – marriage to the Crown Prince and future Empress. Determined to let nothing, including her morals, stand in her way, she sets out to secure her Prince. Unfortunately her glittering dreams are short-lived, and far from achieving the power and fame she craves, she finds herself accused of murder, with her family being dragged down with her.
New to the Kolian home-world, and still catching her breath after her separation from her husband and whirlwind romance with Cassia’s cousin Hammer, Mysior finds herself once again called upon to exercise her talents to help the Mehrans.
Available from Amazon Kindle
by Alex Le Soum
Ten short stories and flash fiction pieces, including Two out of Nine Lives, winner of the Musings of the Mistress of the Dark Path July 2011 writing competition.
Very light satirical horror/paranormal. Nothing graphic (Edgar Alan Poe style). Perfect for a Halloween evening.
Available from Amazon Kindle $0.99 / £0.86
A great bedtime story: For 3-6 yr olds.
Title: Little Wing • Who am I? Where am I? What am I?
Author: Jake Taylor
Illustrator: Claudia B. Montero
Also in Spanish: Alita • ¿Quién soy? ¿Dónde estoy? ¿Qué soy?
Available for the Amazon Kindle machine for $2.99 each
Little Wing: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0042X9VME
Reading time: About 1 hr.
By chance, a common housefly, Little Wing, is born in Butterfly Forest. His mother arrived there riding in a car. Once there, she laid her eggs and left. After hatching, Little Wing finds himself completely alone; an army of red ants took his brothers and sisters away. He doesn’t know Who he is, Where he is, or What he is. The story is about how he finds answers to these questions.
Along the way, Little Wing makes new friends, like Lou, a caterpillar; and Bob, a bumblebee. He barely escapes the ruses of a spider and a strenuous chase by some birds, but at the end he finds out what he is, and discovers that Lou has turned into a beautiful Monarch butterfly and then they both ride on a cloud traveling towards the rainbow.
Visit my author’s page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004ARR3WC
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to post my book promotion!
Agartha’s Castaway by Chrissy Peebles
Genre: Young adult fantasy and adventure with a small dose of sci-fi.
See the book trailer: http://youtu.be/viwT0M8Ms_g
Dinosaurs, abduction, and a hidden civilization were never part of seventeen year old Casey Smith’s vacation plans. That is, until a freak storm tossed her and two best friends, Mike and Jack, out to sea. When they wash up on what they presume to be a mysterious tropical island…they soon discover that being lost…is the least of their troubles. In a jungle that teems with impossible creatures, UFOs, and an unworldly landscape, the three friends need to team up to fight danger…without letting their emotions tear them apart. Can they find a way to survive the harsh jungle…and its deadly inhabitants?
Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Agarthas-Castaway-ebook/dp/B005JPEG9M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315788423&sr=1-1
COVERT DREAMS: An international thriller
What would you do if you suddenly had the same dream night after after? How would you react if that dream started to become increasingly more violent? What would you do if your spouse suddenly disappeared without trace upon her arrival in Saudi Arabia? How would you react if every trace of her very existence had suddenly disappeared along with her? Munich, Germany, is widely known as the city of live and let live, but will she live up to her name in this international thriller? Saudi Arabia is a vast land of mystery, and she does not disappoint in this suspenseful thriller. Come see for yourselves. The ride will keep you on the edge of your chair. Come see how COVERT DREAMS lives up to its name.
By Raymond Mayotte
The second book of the trilogy ” The Legend Of The Vampire Khufu.”
Happiness filling her whole being Kelly’s thoughts melt away to the soft sleep of dreams after kissing her husband goodnight and turning away on her pillow, the idea that some dark figure would slip into their bed room and drain her blood unthinkable. Suddenly her dream is disrupted when a dark mist engulfs her and she finds herself hurtling down into an unending well of blackness to a place of dark shadows, a place where grotesque figures reach out to grasp at her. The evil emanating from the figures, as the tips of their claw like talons and fingernails scrap at her skin, causing her to scream out in terror. Awaking with a start she opens her eyes to see a strange looking face leering down at her, its evil mouth barring long fang like teeth, while another well of fear rises up in her when she realizes she is lying in an open casket.
Torn from the prime of her life and made into an evil immortal by her master, the vampire Ravon, Kelly quickly learns the ways of the vampire and kills with a vengeance, often killing more than she needs just to feel them die. However she and her master Ravon are hunted by Kelly’s mortal husband Paul and can find no solace, because Paul has sworn to find and destroy them both. An exciting and adventurous tale of how a mere mortal overcomes two powerful vampires.
Be sure to read the first of this trilogy “The Legend Of The Vampire Khufu” and watch for the final book sometime early 2012.
I have a four volume set of comedy books available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple iBookstore in e-format. You can preview each book for free. The first volume is:
“If you like to laugh, volume one”
The Riyella Shipment by Alex Le Soum
A sci-fi short action adventure
It began as a deal in a bar. A simple cargo shipment – run a few crates of lasers to a rebel colony, drop them and get the hell out of there.
Somehow he managed to pick up an exotic dancer, become embroiled in an uprising against the Emperor, and get drawn into negotiations over a herd of yaks for his cousin’s hand in marriage.
Don’t you just get days when you wish you’d stayed in bed?
Approximately 19,000 words (63 pages)
The first of a 7-volume saga: For 8 to 90yr olds
Title: Yah and the Space Cadets / Well Before the Beginning / The First Expedition
Author: Jake Taylor
Illustrator: The author
Also in Spanish: Yah y los Cadetes del Espacio / Mucho Antes del Principio / La Primera Expedición
Available for the Amazon Kindle machine for $2.99 each
English Edition: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YOSWX6
Spanish Edition: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00408B0VQ
This series narrates the adventures of twelve young explorers, including Yah, who is the son of Emperor Annur and Empress Nisbar. Their purpose is to establish a viable civilization in a far corner of the universe. The saga starts with the discovery of a faraway planet by the Watchers, a special breed of beings, subjects of Annur. The Watchers assure Annur that the discovered planet can sustain life; he decides to send his son, Yah, accompanied by eleven of his friends to confirm this and, if true, to begin preparing the planet for a future civilization. The trip takes just over two years to complete and requires the Audacious (the flagship) to cross the Eanono Wormhole.
Along the way the young cadets —most of them between the ages of fourteen and fifteen— together with a crew of Tesgans, Lesgans and Cargans, begin to acquire special powers. They learn the mystery of animal domestication; the making of thunderous projectiles that can change the mood of others; the Art of Swift Adjustments to Different Surroundings (ASADS). They acquire the gift of being “Prudent not Fearful,” the ability to become invisible at will, as well as to see future and past events with absolute clarity.
However, they are not alone. During their deep-space travel they discover that their own civilization has tenacious enemies: The Tamorts, ruled by the evil Queen Mella Kreffa (“Her Stellar Wisdom”), and the Herptiles under the ruthless command of Emperor Fangus Crotal, an old and vicious monarch.
The first volume, “Well Before the Beginning – The First Expedition,” ends after the young cadets make a black hole explode in order to displace a thick interstellar cloud and allow some light to reach the discovered planet. There will be a total of seven expeditions.
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The story begins with a naive young man, who is given a time machine, by an older much wiser version of himself. The time machine’s computer calls himself Oscar and is able to talk, think for himself and can argue with the gusto of a grandmaster. Before Connor has time to study Oscar’s controls, he accidentally presses the reset button, thus destroying the universe and all history; trapping both Connor and the time machine within a pre-universal fog, from which there appears to be no escape.
Connor spends many years trapped within this fog; throughout this time believing he has destroyed the universe, the world and everyone he loves. Until one day he asks Oscar his age, on hearing the answer Connor realizes he should be long dead, from old age alone, but he has not aged a day over thirty. Then Connor finally understands that there has to have been a universe, history and his parents, as he would not be alive without them, this proves to him that the stars, the planets, the world and history could be created, and allow him to get home and see the people he loves.
Title: VERY NARROW BRIDGE
Author: Hillel F. Damron
Availability: Amazon/Kindle for $4.99
Book Page: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005L652QU
Website (including book trailer videos): http://hillelbridge.com/
A reclusive Vietnam War hero, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, falls in love with a young woman, unaware that she is his biological daughter. A loner, wounded both in body and in soul, Ray is attracted to Joy because she reminds him so much of the woman who was his high school sweetheart, and who wrote him the fateful “Dear John“ letter to Vietnam that set the wheels of this spellbinding novel in motion.
That woman, Ursula, who dumped Ray during the war (for another man), and never revealed to him that he had fathered a daughter with her, is seeking revenge now. In her way stands a novice private eye, Gideon, a former commander of an elite Israeli paratroops unit and a Mossad secret agent, who’s persistent search for Ray (on behalf of Joy) enabled the father and daughter union initially. At the end though, he’s left alone to deal with the shocking, terrible aftermath, bringing to it a measure of justice.
Hillel F. Damron is the author of the seminal sci-fi novel, War of the Sexes (Milhemet HaMinim—Hebrew Edition, Amazon). He is back in force with this new novel, a hybrid of literary fiction and physiological mystery. The result is a Dostoyevskian tale of crime and punishment, combined with a detective story in the Chandler tradition, adding up to a literary family drama full of mystery and mainstream appeal.
“Clean Limericks for all Occasions” is a collection of great limerick verse that can be used on your personal cards etc.
The subjects covered include all the seasonal holidays and much more. Some of the limericks have been used, under contract, to teach English as a foreign language in European schools. So the quality is guaranteed.
If you like verse this is a feast of rhyme and rhyme and will while away many a happy hour.
I hope that you have a nice day,
And spend it the limerick way.
With rhythm and rhyme
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Though the skies are all cloudy and gray!
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I think all the time
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If you like humor (clean), please have a look at Zappin’ Rustlers. About 47k words; $1.99.
Zappin’ Rustlers is the story of Sonny, a constable in a rural Texas county. Elected without opposition just after he graduated from high school, Sonny feels the scorn of local citizens who don’t accept him as a full-fledged lawman, and he dreams of opportunities to prove himself. With help from another young lawman, an unusual invention supplied by a friend, and advice from his girlfriend, Sonny is able to achieve that goal. But Sonny stumbles all the way to success, with unexpected consequences along the way.
A twisted new twist to a Christmas classic! Uniquely illustrated and light hearted!
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The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination & Instability by James P. Farwell is available as an e-book on Amazon. James is a Pentagon expert on Pakistan and on strategic communications. He gives motivations behind the political culture of conspiracy with rare portraits of A.O.Kahn and his nuclear program, Benazir Bhutto’s promise of freedom, and who assassinated her, Musharraf and George Bush, and what Zardari’s govt means to us. Huff Post OpEds by Farwell, info found nowhere else.
One Nation Under?
The Story of One Nation Under is a remarkable story that is fresh, relevant, and above all else entertaining. The main characters who are involved in the book showcase a myriad of emotions that help to captivate the audience with a relentless sweep of passionate energy. Furthermore this story chronicles the tough choices atheists sometimes have to make in the ever changing economical, Geo-political, and the evangelical period in which we all live.
This story follows a very diligent news reporter by the name of Joshua Rey. Joshua is a reporter for the TV show called “Lens of Truth”. While working an investigation, Joshua uncovers a story that involves a secret society that is carrying out ritualistic murders of prominent celebrities.
Joshua may not be the world’s brightest guy, but he is smart enough to know that there is more to this story than meets the eye. Joshua Rey also is not a religious man, but soon finds that religion may indeed hold the key to all the strange events that are taking place around him.
One Nation Under?
This story follows a very diligent news reporter by the name of Joshua Rey. Joshua is a reporter for the TV show called “Lens of Truth”. While working an investigation, Joshua uncovers a story that involves a secret society that is carrying out ritualistic murders of prominent celebrities. Joshua may not be the world’s brightest guy, but he is smart enough to know that there is more to this story than meets the eye. Joshua Rey also is not a religious man, but soon finds that religion may indeed hold the key to all the strange events that are taking place around him.
The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg #kindle #ebook #99c by @dougbremner
http://bitsy.me/4hf #nonfiction #memoir #health
In 2001 Hoffmann-La Roche’s drug Accutane was selling in its billions worldwide as a treatment for acne. For those who suffered from extreme scarring acne, it was something of a miraculous treatment, however evidence started to mount that for others it was a death sentence. Over the next few years it was estimated that between 300 and 3,000 young people being prescribed Accutane since its launch had committed suicide or killed others.
In 2001 the father of young man in Ireland who had committed suicide approached Dr. Doug Bremner as Professor of Psychiatry & Radiology at Emory University to see if he could find a causal link between the drug and depression. His findings were that the drug did have an effect on the brain likely to cause acute depression in some patients, which was not surprising as it is a molecular cousin of Vitamin A which is known to cause depression in excessive quantities.
One might think that Hoffmann-La Roche would have welcomed these findings. After all, no-one was doubting that Accutane was an extremely effective remedy in many cases, it was just that it appeared to have lethal side-effects in others.
You might like to think again on that one.
‘The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg’ is the account of what Hoffmann-La Roche did next, which was to prosecute a determined, energetic and vindictive campaign against Dr. Bremner designed to suppress his findings and destroy his career and livelihood. ‘The Goose’ tells the story of how he was forced to return to the pain of the past and confront the truths of his own life, a research project of a different nature, before he was able to return and fight for the truth about a dangerous drug.
In 2009 Hoffman-La Roche took Accutane off the market.
From the pen of the author of ‘Before You Take That Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health’, this is a truly riveting and emotional read detailing just what it costs to take on the full might of one of the largest corporations in the world when you have never claimed to be a saint and have no desire to become a martyr
I have an interesting Science Fiction novel, and I would like for people to read it. It is an interesting story and I have created three, and possibly four, books in the series so far. The story is easy to read, and the characters are easy to relate to, so it is a fun read. That’s not just from me, that is from a lot of people who have it already on their Kindle.
Benjamin Jensen is a Temporal Researcher, and as we know, Temporal Research is tricky…..and Dangerous. Follow Benjamin as he travels the timeline witnessing the monumental events in history. Be there when he nearly destroys all of time.
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Project: Death Cat
By Kyle Snyder
In the year 2041 in San Francisco, California, Dario Frandsen, an agent of the United States Anti-Terrorist Organization (or USATO for short), is in a war against Karbon Horns, a notorious terrorist organization known for attacking the public when least expected. During this war, Dario undergoes genetic manipulation to gain cat-like abilities in order to gain an edge against terrorists. With his cat-like abilities, his partner, Agent Sean Adamson and a motivation to avenge his father’s death, Agent Dario Frandsen is willing to do whatever it takes to defeat national terrorism.
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