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Ago 22, 2012, 11:12 pm


New author? Established author? Want to share your new work with the reading universe especially at Library Thing? Please post your book information here, and be sure to include links. Please also adhere to the posting guidelines that Library Thing has in place.

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Ago 24, 2012, 3:56 pm

The Hunter Inside

Hi everyone!

I think I found the place to mention that my debut novel, The Hunter Inside, will be free all weekend from 25th-27th August 2012, and I would love if people were interested enough to download a copy and give it a try! Unfortunately, Library Thing isn't recognising it as a touchstone thingie, so I've included the link to Amazon.

It a suspense thriller - serial killer with a supernatural twist - a good mix of psychological horror, gore and a very scary monster!

Here's the blurb from Amazon:

You can lock your windows and your doors, but you cannot lock your mind from The Hunter Inside.

Paul Wayans and Bill Arnold have something in common. They are being stalked by a vicious killer.

Sandy Myers, rushing from home with her 7 year-old twins in tow, grabs a letter from the mailbox. It is addressed to Sandy Carson. Her maiden name. Contained within the plain manila envelope is a photograph. A photograph of a corpse.

The past has caught up with them, and now their lives are in jeopardy. A monster more fearsome than any the world has ever seen is hunting them, bringing with it echoes from the past and threatening the future of civilisation.

Should they run, or should they stand and fight?

FBI Special Agent Sam O’Neill will fight desperately to solve a case that he could not solve ten years before. Then, he had no clues as to the identity of the vicious killer. This time, it’s different.

But can he find them before it’s too late? And if he does not, will ANYONE survive?

The Hunter Inside is a psychological thriller with a twist. It is a page-turning roller-coaster of a novel that you won’t be able to put down until all of its secrets, twists and turns have been revealed. Packed full of gruesome murders, fear and suspense, it harbors a monster so fearsome it will give you nightmares.

Shimasou is here – and no-one is safe.

Editado: Ago 25, 2012, 12:32 am

Daddies is my latest novel. It's a darkly humorous YA novel aimed at readers thirteen and up. Adults should like it as well. Language is mild. It’s an e-book, available in the Amazon Kindle store, and is approximately 140 print equivalent pages in length.

The pitch:

A heavily pierced brother who speaks in SMS, a sister who goes naked when stressed, and a pair of incestuous twins. These are the siblings 17-year old Jasmine has to ride herd on after their mother unexpectedly electrocutes herself and leaves them all but penniless. Jasmine’s goal is to find their mysterious lost fathers and slap paternity suits on them. Considering their hyper-promiscuous mother's dubious tastes in men, they might best be left unfound.

The quest involves a perilous search for stolen gold, a lesson in political blackmail, and trips to a state penitentiary. All while dodging an ex-nun aunt who is obsessed with getting her hands on a non-existent inheritance. It takes the intrepid teens from the glitter of Las Vegas to a dark night off the coast of Santa Catalina Island, with a serial rapist/murderer for company.

Read a sample at

Ago 25, 2012, 3:52 am

#3 Hi David,
almost -- the Giveaways thread is this one. Reposting there should give you a better result.

Ago 25, 2012, 4:20 am

Thanks so much Joanna!

Editado: Ago 26, 2012, 7:03 am

For a limited time, Water Witch is on sale at various outlets for 99cents. Yesterday, it won the Indie Book of the Day award.

If a witch can't control her own powers, someone will try to control her.

ALAYSHA is a witch who has more power than she can control and her father uses that gift to decimate his enemies. Over her eighteen years, her power has enabled him to become the Emir of a large land, where even as the conqueror's daughter, she suffers the prejudice and fear of those around her. When she is asked to use her psychic ability to annihilate yet another peaceful village, she doesn't realize it is the last of her own mother's tribe, and only discovers too late that the battle she has won for her father may cost her the only connection she has to her past, and with it the secrets to managing her gift.

She needs to find the one person who managed to escape her power, the charismatic Yenic, a youth who seems to know more than he wants to tell and who has become the target of her father's next campaign. With orders to kill, she sets out on a mission of her own very much in contrast to the one her megalomaniac father wishes her to fulfill. The trouble is, there is someone else out there who would use the water witch and her magic for his own gain, and unless she can find a way to consolidate who is the real enemy from supposed ones, her entire homeland of Sarum, the only three people she loves, and countless other innocent people will die.

Water Witch is the first in a fantasy adventure series that takes the reader on a journey of action and adventure, strong female characters, and of course a touch of steamy romance that will resonate with girls of all ages. In a world where magic is a liability to those warriors who possess it, sometimes the only rescue is love.

Ago 29, 2012, 1:07 pm

Dear readers,

My new international thriller, Proof of Death by Chris Pearson, is now available on Amazon:


I hope you enjoy Proof of Death.


Proof of Death by Chris Pearson:

"Lawyer Richard Troy doesn't do mathematics. But when he accepts Chechen number theorist Aslan Ivanov as a client, he realises that life, love and death are all part of the same equation.

Aslan possesses a proof of the Riemann Hypothesis – a mathematical proposition that has defied academics for 150 years. With the power to unlock public key encryption across the internet, blowing open all online financial transactions in the process, the proof is priceless. Aslan’s friend, Anthony Heims, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, secretly envies Aslan for it. American banker Clayton Ruck will pay anything to have it. Siberian assassin Colonel Vladimir Tutov will stop at nothing to get it.

Forced to defend much more than Aslan’s legal rights, Troy becomes a reluctant number in Ruck’s and Tutov’s deadly calculations. The more Troy learns of Aslan’s story, the further he strays from his role as a lawyer. Suddenly, Troy is no longer crossing swords with courtroom opponents. Now the weapons are real, his adversaries merciless. And no judge will step in to save him from slaughter."

Ago 29, 2012, 2:24 pm

Thanks, James. I will to read it in september..

Set 1, 2012, 1:29 am

Hello, my debut YA paranormal novel Clandestine is the first book in the Bound In Blood series. It is available in both print and EBook at Amazon as well as at Barnes and Noble.
Paperback= $9.99
EBook= $2.99

There is also currently a Give-Away happening as we speak on Good Reads where you can enter to win one of two signed copies!

I am also willing to give out copies in exchange for reviews on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, Library Thing etc. If you're interested let me know:)

Set 25, 2012, 3:53 pm

Enter for a chance to win a copy of the social science fiction novel Moons' Kiss on Goodreads.

"What I got in this 408 page novel more than made up for the time it took to read. Ms. Comeau’s tale slowly drew me in and by the end I found myself comparing it to another sci-fi book, Stranger In A Strange Land by a master of the genre, Robert Heinlein." review by Tavin Gamache, The Indie Bookshelf

Out 5, 2012, 10:01 pm

Hello all,

Just looking to find a safe haven for a small promotion, running in a couple of weeks. :D

Free ebook from a new Christian/humor author. No really. It's free. You don't even have to audition or anything. (Though that would be funny). But free for only one day: October 21.

God Has Better Things to do Than My Laundry is the debut of Heather Nestleroad, an Indiana stay-at-home mom who blogs about her faith, her family, and her inability to order fancy coffee drinks.

Available on Amazon:

Also on

And the Apple store:

Of course also on Smashwords if you have some weird ereader that needs a special format (we're all inclusive here):

Media interviews, book club visits, and in-person readings available. Contact for more info.

Out 21, 2012, 12:19 pm

Hello All,

I'm new to this, and trust that I'm not breaking any rules, etc, in promoting A Song for Nemesis - a pacy cocktail of heartbreak and romance, betrayal and valour, thrown together under a worldwide conspiracy to overthrow all governments and enslave the people of the world. Character-driven, soulful - with a storyline that dips into several countries, giving the thriller an international ambience. It's currently free until 23/10/12. Thank you for your time!

Editado: Out 21, 2012, 1:18 pm

Hello everyone my YA Paranormal Romance Into the Deep is available for FREE on Amazon today 10/21 and tomorrow 10/22

Ivy Daniels is a high school junior still learning who she is. After almost drowning, Ivy finds herself with an ability she doesn’t want, an ability to uncover secrets which quickly begins to redefine what she thinks about the people around her as well as herself. Because of this ability, Ivy becomes the one thing that stands between an angry teen and the death of every student on campus. The only problem is she doesn’t know who wants everyone dead. Will she figure out whose secret is that they’re planning to blow up her school, or will she fail to find him in time?

Through her search to do the right thing, Ivy discovers that knowing the thoughts and secrets of those around her may just tear her apart.

Get it here.

Out 21, 2012, 9:38 pm

A story of mothers and sons, of acceptance and rejection, set in Yekaterinburg, Russia in the years after the collapse of communism, Sobornost is the story of one boy's adoption and of three Russian mothers who are forced to make heartbreaking decisions for their children.

Available on:

Kindle -

Nook -

Kobo -

Out 23, 2012, 11:16 am


The authors, who one reviewer of their first book called "fast and funny with the facts, without the morality", present a completely new and unapologetically irreverent take on the list book genre.

"What sets this book apart from other list books or "Ripley's Believe It Or Not"-esque compilations is the writing. Boivin and Lombardo team up to create lists that are both hilarious and smart."
Baltimore Reads

"Funny twists to strange occurrences, people and moments in history."
The Examiner

" to seamlessly navigate between high brow and lowbrow humour...A salad of the blasphemous and profane, with a dash of cynicism and ironic self defamation make for a comic light read."
The Lance

Out 28, 2012, 7:30 pm

Hotel Noir by Casper Silk:

When a Novel Transcends...

Out 29, 2012, 12:58 pm

Seconds seem like a lifetime when the life you lived is slowly drained out of you by those who care not what you felt, hoped, or dreamed. When the darkness comes it is all-consuming; there is no light and there is no pain. It is the never-ending loss of hope that now consumes me as I die in his arms.

This is Abigail Martin’s nightmare. After her parents become the first victims of a serial killer obsessed with the vampire saga, "Crimson Reign," Abigail does the only thing that she thinks will save her from her parent’s fate–she becomes some one else. As Vera MacIntrye, she falls in love with the very handsome Tad Knightley, and then walks into her first day at her new school to see him standing at the front of the classroom. He’s every teenage girls fantasy, but as he writes “Mr. Knightley: AP British Literature” across the white board Vera realizes the one person who filled the gaping hole in her heart will soon rip it wide open again.

Vera struggles to adjust to being a ‘normal’ teenager with very adult responsibilities like paying the rent, buying groceries and making sure that lights stay on, while being drawn time and time again back to her off-limits teacher. What’s worse is he is drawn to her too, and their worlds refuse to stay apart when Tad finds Vera screaming in terror in the parking lot after the winter formal. The murderer has struck again and is getting closer to the next target–Vera. Tad will do whatever he can to save her, even if it means losing his dream job, but will it be enough when the murderer is closer than anyone ever thought?
The ebook is available for $3.99 on Barnes and Noble, and Amazon, the paperback is available from Amazon for $12.99. The signed copy is available from my Etsy store.


Amazon ebook: CLICK HERE

Amazon paperback: CLICK HERE

Esty Signed Novel: CLICK HERE

Nov 2, 2012, 4:49 pm


Really keen to get some feedback on my book and get to know some fellow authors of the dark fantasy/ scifi arena... and in general. I have completed my first novel called Genesis, which is an action pack glimpse into a future AFTER an apocalyptic event on Earth. It delves into religion and its destructive nature, science and where we could go if we were to continue development and a tale told from the beginning of time- creation vs chaos- and our struggle to survive and outlive our extinction level event.

Would love to give out some free copies for appraisal and looking forward to get to know some of you...

Cheers Aaron Aagars

Editado: Nov 4, 2012, 9:52 am

Black Coffee Fiction, a collection of short stories by Wade Peterson and Colleen Sutherland is now at as an e-book. We'll have a print edition out next week. Black Coffee Fiction began as a short story blog We post a new story every Friday afternoon. Recently we've been joined by Bettyann Moore. The three of us are working on novels during NaNoWriMo, though we are in the editing stage, not writing new novels.

Black Coffee Fiction is available at and at booksignings on November 14 and 17.

Editado: Nov 18, 2012, 1:03 am


Greetings, readers, I'm J. Z. Colby and it is my pleasure to share with you that in celebration of the release of NEBADOR Trilogy Two, which completes the "essential" NEBADOR story, the first book of the series, NEBADOR Book One: The Test, is now available as a FREE download in 3 different formats (PDF, Kindle, and EPUB).

With some basic courtesies on your part, you will find you can get Book Two: Journey and Book Three: Selection as free downloads also, as explained at the end of the previous book.

NEBADOR is the incredible journey of five young adults from poverty and oppression to respected citizenship in the wide universe. It is young-adult science fiction, designed for those 10 years and up (and the occasional gifted 7, 8, or 9). It has a strong emphasis on learning and personal power, so is not for those "allergic" to education.

On my web site, in addition to the free downloads, you will also find reviews, comments, Q & A, writing and art contests, Deep Learning Notes, the Ask Kibi advice page, and much more. Also, I will gladly participate in any discussions on LibraryThing.

Happy reading!
J. Z. Colby

Nov 4, 2012, 9:37 pm

Voting is now live for The Authors Show’s 2012 edition of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.” I am honored to announce that I was selected as a finalist and am on the ballot. Anyone that would like to vote can do so at the following link:

Nov 9, 2012, 6:56 pm


I have a new novel out, Cassia:

A young woman named Cassia, journeyman in the Slavers’ Guild of the Settled Domains, is tasked to capture a mysterious outlaw named The Blue Pistol. Her encounter with him will shatter her life and subject her to physical and emotional agony. But in understanding his battle and her own past, Cassia will seek to overcome her pain and prove that she can be of value to those who are willing accept her.

The novel is available in print and ebook editions. Here's where it's available now:
Amazon -
Smashwords -

I hope you'll give it a shot. Thanks!

Editado: Nov 19, 2012, 9:49 am

Wade Peterson and I have a collection of short stories, Black Coffee Fiction out this month, available in print and as an e-book at

The stories come from our blog http://blackcoffeefiction. We post a new story every Friday.

On Saturday we'll be doing a book signing at the coffee shop where we meet to coordinate our writing:
Copper Rock North
Corner of JJ (Edgewood St.) and Ballard Road
Appleton, WI

We hope to see our readers there to chat about books.

PS: We had an astoundingly good book signing in Seymour on Wednesday followed by a terrible book signing on Saturday (one book sold). It's always a craps shoot.

Nov 15, 2012, 11:37 am

Hotel Noir

Literary suspense stunner, HOTEL NOIR, debuts today! Read a free excerpt and see why critics have compared author Casper Silk to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene and P.D. James "on steroids."

Nov 15, 2012, 6:48 pm

Historical Fiction: Reverberation, The Novel, FREE on Amazon through midnight, Friday, November 16, 2012.
“I love the ethical, moral and religious themes that were brought up by the story. Very complicated and messy, like in real life.” |
Quote from Katja Baker’s review of Reverberation, The Novel, my historical-fiction book which is FREE at through midnight on Friday, November 16, 2012.

For more information on Reverberation, The Novel, click on:

Nov 16, 2012, 11:07 am

I'm promoting my short story, A Change in the Weather, which will be free on 11/17 & 11/18 for the Kindle:

A Change in the Weather

When Imran was a young doctor in England, he faced a decision that would change lives forever. Now, as an old man entering the last days of his life with his loving family in India, the decision he made fifty years ago has the power to upend everything he stands for and destroy the devotion of his family and friends. One person knows his secret and must decide what is revealed or remain hidden. Reminiscent of the style of “An Atlas of Impossible Longing”, “A Change in the Weather” is a poignant tale about honor and loss, and how these two forces have unforeseen consequences that spill from one generation into the next.

I hope you give it a chance... if you do, please consider posting a review on my Amazon page... this is my second publication; the first was A Deconstructed Heart, and I've been told that literary fiction is "the place where good books go to die". Help me prove the adage wrong!!

Nov 18, 2012, 9:14 pm

I've got my first solo prose work coming out in January and I wanted to mention it here now that I've got some time again (we're on hiatus from Disney for the next couple of months).

The novel is called "The Cestus Concern" and will be dropping in digital and print formats at the end of January 2013. It'll be premiering at my annual Phineas & Ferb sketch day at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con, Jan 25-27, in Phoenix, Az.

I have been describing the book as "Johnny Mnemonic meets Wolverine" to people -- it's a sci-fi/hardcore action thing that I think is a ton of fun. There's more info on the thing over at:

It's been an interesting experience to move from writing screenplays to shorter prose work and now to a full-length novel. Can't wait to finish up my next one!

-Mat N.

Nov 19, 2012, 8:26 am

Hi All,

Please find details of my debut novel. This 'touchstoning' thingy doesn't work for my book so i've included the Amazon link as well as the blurb below:

"At thirteen years old Tom and Emily Man had long since given up believing their Grandfathers stories of the magical land of Amaranth. If you were to ask them if they believed in witches, wizards and friendly trolls they'd both say "no”. They definitely wouldn’t believe in the most terrible and horrifying of all demons, even if he was mentioned in ancient manuscripts in their own world. And if you were to then throw kidnapping, stolen paintings, bloody battles and even a spot of big green romance into the mix and tell them they’d be involved in it all, they’d begin to think you an idiot, and Emily might even tell you as much.

Ironically, as thirteen was the age of magical maturity, it was when they’d finally get to visit Amaranth - but they didn't believe. Luckily, getting to Amaranth involves being flung over the edge of a very high and very steep waterfall and believing has absolutely nothing to do with it. You can’t help but believe when you’re there. When you see it for yourself you believe everything.

Amaranth is a 75,000 word story of adventure, mystery and friendship. It describes how events in this world have reverberations in another, and addresses the emotions and feelings that children experience wherever they may be. Primarily a young adult novel it is aimed at anyone else who doesn’t believe…"

I hope you enjoy it


Editado: Nov 19, 2012, 10:12 am

Hi All!

Just a quick note to let you know that I'm currently running a giveaway for my MG/YA fantasy adventure novel Root Bound on Goodreads. You can enter for a chance to win one of three signed copies here:


How far will you go to find your way home?

Emma and her father are always on the move, travelling from place to place as her father’s work demands. Their new home, however, is different. There’s a frightening woman who lives down the hall: she bears an uncanny resemblance to a witch. A mysterious light comes from her apartment, and a small boy seems to be trapped inside.

School in this town is no happy place either, with an odd principal and a gang of girls who make tormenting Emma their special project. And strangest of all is the fact that there seem to be brownies - basement brownies, in the air vent in her bedroom.

Haunted by visions of her mother, Emma travels through the brownie burrow to the valley of Hades to visit with the goddess Ceres, following a series of clues that lead her across the sea of memory to the centre of the world.

There, on an inhospitable rock floating in a sea of steaming lava, Emma must find a way to release her mother from the sea of memory and restore magic to both the brownie burrow and the human world above.

"A lighthearted, whimsical confection that will delight both kids and their parents’ inner child." - Kirkus Reviews

"'Root Bound' is a fine and much recommended addition for young adult fantasy collections." -Midwest Book Review

"Root Bound is a fantasy tale steeped in myth and influenced by the stories of Perseus and Medusa and guided by the goddess Ceres. Gough’s Basement Brownies are fun, well drawn characters with their own quirky and interesting traits. (Recommended)" - CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials (Manitoba Public Library)

Twitter: @emmaseries

Editado: Jan 31, 2013, 1:56 am

Anticipation of the Penitent is a literary, Christian speculative novel about a serial killer and his mother. It's available from:

** EBook available in LibraryThing Member Giveaway**

Here's a pitch:

After Alezea is trapped by the Devil, she bears him a son and knows her life will never be her own. She is the mother of Thomas, a man reared by Satan to be a killer of life’s most innocent – little girls. Alezea lives detached from the horrors committed by her son and from her domination by the entity who uses her as he pleases. Until she meets Martha who shows her a way out. Now Alezea will risk her very soul to free Thomas from his father. The fight to save her son will either redeem Alezea or destroy her forever.

Rachel knows Thomas’ history, yet she believes her presence can transform him. Her belief in Thomas might send her fully into the Devil’s realm or provide an opening for God’s miracles in both of their lives. In a scheme to continue his father’s line, Thomas may ruin his alliance with Rachel or rend himself from the dominion he was born to hold. The impulse to contrive his future takes Thomas to new heights in his lifework as a killer, pushes him toward maturity, and forces him to encounter the astonishing truth of his heritage.

Anticipation of the Penitent depicts the battle between good and evil in one family until it is rendered to its destined completion. Only then will it be known whether Alezea succeeds in her struggle for a life free from Satan’s control.


Jan 8, 2013, 11:16 pm

Copied almost straight from my own shill thread because I'm lazy...

Okay first of all my book Gothic Warrior and the Dark Man is currently FREE, but not for long so grab it RIGHT NOW! :D Only 1 more free day left... and BTW, currently top 5 in paranormal fantasy.

Pure cathartic fantasy action featuring one butt-kicking heroine.

Retired boxer Lincoln never imagined he would fight a girl, let alone be pushed to his limits by one. After meeting goth metal singer and ultimate bar brawler Freya in the drunken battle of a lifetime, he gets a surprise invitation to join her crew. He and the band develop a strong friendship as he shares his sports and life knowledge with them and they help him recapture his youth. But when evil seeks to claim a band member's soul along with her gift of foresight, the modern day warriors must confront the devil's own scholar... the Dark Man.

Amazon link

Secondly, my first full-length novel is also out. It's not free, but at $2.99 is a pretty darn good deal and features one of most beastly heroic fantasy heroines you've EVER seen.

Journey back to a time of epic legends with the tale of Rose, a mighty warrior torn between the power of the sword and her longing for a peaceful life.

A young woman with a kind heart and extraordinary constitution, Rose becomes a warrior to better the world. Despite the wealth and fame she wins as one of the greatest champions of her time, the bloody reality of her new life is nothing like her ideal dream. She yearns for a chance to escape the violence.

She finds that chance in Ethan, the leader of an altruistic pacifist group. But when a barbarian horde invades their kingdom, Rose knows that she can make a difference by taking up her sword again. Will her need to protect her homeland cost her the man she loves?

Amazon link

Smashwords link

Finally, the sequel to Gothic Warrior and the Dark Man is available for $0.99.

More pure cathartic action with a kick-butt heroine.

Fresh off a big win, mixed martial arts champion Gunner challenges his friend and rival, goth metal singer and ultimate street fighter Freya Blackstar, to a rematch of their past battle. But when the outcome is not what he wishes, his resulting misery leaves him vulnerable to a mind and body altering supernatural influence. In order to save him before he goes too far, his friends will have to use all their strength and wits... and maybe a little help from the internet.

Amazon link

Three tales of badass ladies (my specialty) kicking MAJOR butt for you to enjoy - what more could you ask for?!

Editado: Jan 18, 2013, 12:39 pm

Charlie's on the Road - today!

Released today (Friday January 18, 2013) by MuseitUp Publishing. 'Road like a River' - my assault with grevious bodily wordery on Greek myth:

"Hey, Charlie. You like the truck better? Than the boat, I mean?"
That’s what she said as she walked away from the last ride she should ever have taken. And this one was smart. Kharon, even if he went by the name of Charlie these days, knew she’d be okay.
But this one wasn’t just smart. She was different. Because this one came back.
Charlie’s a trucker, an Independent. Meaner ‘n snakes, he’s been there, done that and kicked its butt—twice. What Charlie picks up, he delivers. Now Charlie’s biggest customers want him to take on an extra little job—an investigation into missing deliveries. Charlie turns them down flat. Because when god an’ the devil (not God and the Devil—it’s a union thing) are both sounding scared, a smart trucker drives away.
Then Rosie comes back, scarred from a whipping she swears Charlie gave her. It’s not like she’s the first to try to kill him. But she damn near succeeds, and not even the idiot in the lion skin did that. And it’s soon clear that whoever’s stealing souls wants Charlie in the frame—so they can take what’s in his truck.
Now Rosie’s pissed. And Charlie’s pissed-er. And someone’s going to pay. Pay a lot more than Charlie’s penny. Because nobody— not god, not demon, not poly-dimensional trans-optical hyper-sentient autonomous non-organic entity—nobody touches his truck.

Road like a River - Amazon

There's a free preview there - take a look - let me know what you think :-)!

And you can find more of me here:

Graeme Smith's Amazon page

Editado: Jan 28, 2013, 12:02 pm

Hello. I'm G G Collins and I wrote "Reluctant Medium." Here's a short teaser.

Reporter Rachel Blackstone has a nose for news, but she never expected to be a newsmaker. While summoning her dead father with a Native American ceremony, an evil spirit slips through. Her efforts to return the spirit uncover a scam involving both the quick and the dead. Rachel discovers the ancient wisdom of a Hopi shaman may help her, but she must discover her own power first or die trying.

Reviews have been good and you can read some here:

It's also available at Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books, Diesel Books, Apple iTunes

Thanks for reading. GG

Editado: Jan 22, 2013, 2:31 pm

My new novel "Magical Ventures of Loli and Lenny" is listed in the "Hot New Releases in Magic & Wizards" in and ranked 10th currently

Published from UK it is a fantasy novel for children and middle grade (7 years and above) but with a moral for today’s younger generation!

Website :
Facebook page is:

Jan 22, 2013, 2:39 pm


I'm Greg. Recently I put out my newest fantasy novel, Days of Light and Shadow and as always am looking for feedback on it.

Currently its an e-book on kindle. I may convert it into a paperback this year, but its rather on the large side at 250k.

Cheers, Greg.

Editado: Jan 25, 2013, 1:06 pm

Drachar's Demons is available to win at

It's a competition for fun. All you have to do is either a) suggest an interview question or b) create a character for a side plot I am writing. A sample chapter is available to help generate ideas. You could suggets a brother or sister to one of the main characters - or a new fantasy creature perhaps. Give it a go and perhaps you'll win. There are 3 books to win.

Good luck


Jan 27, 2013, 10:09 pm

Free January 27 & 28 on Amazon:

Melanie's Guide to Men

Ever since college, Sara has known her best friend, Melanie, has the worst love life. So, Sara sets out in search of a new man for Melanie, while simultaneously slaving away at their place of employment. She runs into Brady, a fellow coworker, at a bar one evening and realizes he is the perfect man for Melanie. But, complicating matters is the fact that Melanie is not attracted to Brady, and Sara is fast becoming attracted to him.

Will Sara be able to stick to the plan and help her best friend, Melanie, find true love?

Fev 23, 2013, 4:25 pm

I'm excited to announce that I'm the featured author on SpecFicPick today, a community of speculative fiction fans and authors. I've been one of their blog followers for a long time and have checked out and purchased past feature books, so it's an unbelievable honor to find myself in their spotlight. Long live SpecFicPick! If you're unfamiliar with Michael Rose and his fabulous fans, I invite you to check them out. And while you're there, discover what future releases you can expect from that crazy Kimberly K. Comeau.

Mar 1, 2013, 9:05 pm

The Kindle edition of Castaway on Temurlone is available for free download from Amazon on March 2nd and 3rd. It's a rousing space opera and a fun read, if I say so myself.

Mar 2, 2013, 12:19 pm

.99 cent “Reluctant Medium” through 03-09-13
@ Smashwords, Coupon Code KD99S

It’s “Reluctant Medium” Week at The Edible Bookshelf

About the book: Reporter Rachel Blackstone has a nose for news, but she never expected to be a newsmaker. While summoning her dead father with a Native American ceremony, an evil spirit slips through. Her efforts to return the spirit uncover a scam involving both the quick and the dead. Rachel discovers the ancient wisdom of a Hopi shaman may help her, but she must discover her own power first or die trying.

For more information:

Thanks for reading

Mar 2, 2013, 5:16 pm

Green County, West Virginia, a prosperous region of coal miners and career criminals. Cornerstone, the county capital and a constantly changing world of dirty dealings and backroom agreements, is ruled by the strong and the corrupt.

Not far from the sprawling metropolis is the small town of Welson, a breeding ground for Green County's most prolific outlaws and native stomping grounds of the Davis clan. A shining example of rebellious pride and outlaw attitudes.

Follow Trey Davis, the favorite son and grandson in a family oriented around the young, as he is faced with the family business. Will this man of endless sorrow triumph against the odds or will he succumb to his family's darkened past, losing himself to the seething criminal underground?

The Man of Constant Sorrow is available now on Kindle and shortly on Amazon in hard copy format. This is my first published piece and as a young writer am looking for any sort of input or aid in publicizing this and other works.

Thank you for reading,
Brandon J. Nicholson

Mar 3, 2013, 12:35 pm

Free all this week - heroic fantasy about a girl becoming a legendary warrior.

Journey back to a time of epic legends with the tale of Rose, a mighty warrior torn between the power of the sword and her longing for a peaceful life.

A young woman with a kind heart and extraordinary constitution, Rose becomes a warrior to better the world. Despite the wealth and fame she wins as one of the greatest champions of her time, the bloody reality of her new life is nothing like her ideal dream. She yearns for a chance to escape the violence.

She finds that chance in Ethan, the leader of an altruistic pacifist group. But when a barbarian horde invades their kingdom, Rose knows that she can make a difference by taking up her sword again. Will her need to protect her homeland cost her the man she loves?

Editado: Mar 7, 2013, 1:11 am

Currently priced at $0.99--FREE FOR AMAZON PRIME--I WILL GIFT IT TO REVIEWERS, if you don't have Prime!

Hello everyone,

In view of the 10th year anniversary of the Iraq War invasion, I published the Kindle book "Iraq War 2003: What Really Happened Behind The Political Scenes" - The Anatomy of the Greatest Blunder in American History.

This book is the result of 4 years of research and has more than 600 citations, ranging from insider memoirs to the accounts of journalists, former government officials, policy wonks, military leaders, and news broadcasters.

The book is already within the first 100 in the category of the Iraq War, and Amazon listed also as #19 in the New Hot Releases in the Iraq War.

I would appreciate, though, more reviews...

It is best if you get the book directly from Amazon, because the review from an Amazon verified purchase/download carries more weight…

The book is FREE for those who have an AMAZON PRIME ACCOUNT. Otherwise, I will gift the book to you, if I have your email. The book is currently priced at $0.99.

Please go to AMAZON and skim through the first 3-4 chapters inside. I hope you will find it interesting, read it and write a legitimate review that is not biased by political opinions; if you do not like the book, a no review is better than a bad review… ;-)

As you may know, one doesn't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle eBooks. Using free apps, which one can download at, one can read kindle books in SMART PHONES (iPhone & iPod touch, android, windows phon, blackberry) COMPUTERS (Mac, windows 7 &8, XP, vista) TABLETS (iPad, Android Tablet, Windows 8) or as A KINDLE CLOUD READER (

You can post your review at:

include in your Shelfari bookself, if you have one.

I know a lot about Kindle publishing and would be happy to direct you to information to return the favor of writing a review...

Mar 7, 2013, 2:04 pm

Hello all. I am the newly published Kindle author of the book Welcome to "Poop Camp" The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth about Potty Training, also expected to be available in paperback by the end of March 2013.

Now I realize that my book topic is not as exciting as an edge-of-your-seat mystery or as emotionally charged as a hot and heavy romance novel but I write what I am knowledgeable about and have an interest in, as do most authors. My true passion is children's picture books and my first one is expected to be released in May of 2013. However, those take much more time and designing than a Kindle book so I wrote this one first.

I am doing pretty well with it so far, especially for it to only be in digital format at this time. I would greatly appreciate more reviews though.

My book is a quick read that incorporates humor, a well-flowing writing style, and a "just the fact ma'am" approach to the topic of potty training.

It can be found here

I am an avid reader as well so I am constantly on here finding books to read and review for others. Thanks.

Mar 12, 2013, 12:02 pm

My ebook Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural is a soft-core horror story. No graphic violence, just atmospheric and mysterious elements with supernatural events.

There’s no such thing as a dream within a dream. Poe was wrong. Dreams are deep shadows between reality and illusion. In the haunted Abasteron House, artist Kip Livingston dreams of a mysterious winged being, all bone and muscle and greedy teeth plunged out. Until one night when her dreams break through the illusion and the nightmares become reality.

On Horn Island, inside Abasteron House ... a tale of the supernatural where the night journey ends beneath the ghost-grey sea.
Rich characters, psychological undertones, romance, and murder make this little supernatural thriller a fast-paced read.

Ebook for Kindle available on Amazon:

Ebook for Nook available on Barnes & Noble:

Mar 13, 2013, 4:29 pm

HEY Everybody,

Hope everybody's having a great day! I'm Evi, wife, mother and experienced ghostwriter. After years of seeing books that I'd written soaring to the top, while I remained in the background, I have published my very own ebook. "Sweet Surrender" by Evita Patton.

Sweet Surrender shares a romantic story about trust, finding love and overcoming the obstacles of low self-esteem. It focuses on how our society can ostracize women because of our stereotypes of what beauty is. The story revolves around Bella, a plus sized woman faced with much criticism because of her weight. I love that this book challenges women to stop blindly accepting that overweight or plus-size means unlovable or that we’re destined for rejection. It is refreshingly delightful and even more importantly it has a powerful message. I invite you to get a copy on amazon kindle, at only .99 cents.

You can also follow me on twitter Evita Patton

I'm also very open to suggestions and advice from readers and other writers and so you can reach me on

Warm Regards,

Editado: Mar 13, 2013, 8:57 pm

Mar 16, 2013, 4:13 pm

Hi! I'm P.J., and I'm just starting to hobnob. Here is the scoop on my book, the comic cozy Heavy Mental:

Author: P.J. Morse
Title: Heavy Mental
Genre: Comic Mystery
Link to Book:
Vulgarity Level: PG-13. A few curse words, some drinking and toking, brief violence, but nothing graphic.
Synopsis: A musician’s gotta eat, which is why rock guitarist Clancy Parker takes on side gigs as a private eye. When she gets a new case involving a stolen necklace, Clancy's thrilled at the prospect of easy money.

The job turns out to be anything but. Soon enough, Clancy must dodge threats from disgruntled secretaries, unhinged society matrons and rampaging ice cream trucks. The only person who can provide answers about the necklace is her client’s sexy psychiatrist, but Clancy’s budding crush on him only leads to more trouble.

Eventually, Clancy must rely on all of her contacts— her stoner bandmates, her Socialist landlord, and her yoga-loving, flask-toting mother—to stop the thief from turning into a killer.

Intrigued? Heavy Mental is available for $2.99 at Amazon, but it is free in exchange for an honest review.

Editado: Abr 5, 2013, 8:09 am

A New Dawn Rising by Michael Joseph

Hi all

My new e-book crime thriller, A New Dawn Rising, is on sale for $1.99 at Amazon and smashwords.

Haunted by the tragic loss of his wife and young daughter, reclusive ex-cop, Sam Carlisle, is offered a job working for wealthy businessman, Carl Renshaw. An opportunity to move on and make a fresh start. But when Carl is murdered, the police suspect Sam is responsible, forcing him to hunt down the real killer himself. Only someone is determined to stop Sam Carlisle finding out the truth...

Mar 29, 2013, 2:01 am


My new Sci Fi Alien Caller has been out for three weeks and seems to be doing well. Already it has its first five star review and is in the top one hundred in a couple of categories - so I'm really pleased.

You can check it out at:

Or in paperback at:

Please take a look and let me know what you think.

Cheers, Greg.

Mar 29, 2013, 4:54 am

Hi Everyone - I've just started to actively promote my book, Scorpio Love, which is on sale at Amazon in both a Kindle and a paperback version. It's received 3 5-star reviews so far (not from anyone that I know) and I'm very happy because the story is a very personal one. Here's the description of the book that appears on my website (

Susan, a disillusioned attorney living in Hawaii, purchases a crystal globe mounted on a stand resembling the claw of an Eagle after a mysterious woman correctly identifies her as a Scorpio and informs her that she is an Eagle. "Scorpios who are Eagles can soar to great heights and accomplish things that others would consider miracles by sheer will power," the woman tells her. "They have within themselves the power to manifest their dreams as long as they truly believe. Dreams play a very important role in the life of an Eagle." She tells Susan to trust in her dreams. Susan takes the crystal globe and Eagle's claw mount home and places them on her bedside table. Not long afterwards, the dreams begin—dreams that eventually compel her to travel thousands of miles to Los Angeles to save the life of a stranger. He is a rising Hollywood star – handsome, magnetic, ambitious, and driven – who has achieved success by always putting his needs and goals first in his life. He is not in search of a serious relationship; she believes in true love but has no real hope of finding what she's looking for. Yet when her dreams force their paths to cross, they discover in each other that part of themselves that they have always felt was missing. They bond at the level of their souls but a devastating accident threatens to break that bond. Operating on pure instinct and driven by her undying love, she takes the lead and shows him the way of the Eagle.

Despite the title and how the story begins, this is not a book about astrology. It is a story about love - real love. Here's the link to the Kindle version where people can read the first couple of chapters for free:

Thanks for this opportunity to share. Wish I knew how to insert a picture of my cover.


Mar 30, 2013, 4:04 pm

YA memoir - Author's age 5 to 28 -- Amazon March 2013, title: Miss Williams ($0.99 kindle) less in UK with paperback currently reduced -- written to encourage doing homework, to entertain readers, to recall a romance, to recall thrills and adventure.

Abr 3, 2013, 12:28 pm

"Reluctant Medium" by G G Collins, FREE April 13 & 14, 2013 at Amazon (see link below).

Once you have opened the gates of hell, there is no return.

All Rachel Blackstone wants is to talk with her father; solve the mystery of how he died. Using a Native American ceremony given to her by a shaman, she summons him in this contemporary paranormal fantasy. Instead, a soul intent on revenge slips through and threatens people she loves. Now the Santa Fe, New Mexico reporter must follow the evil spirit, uncover its purpose and send it back. The shape-shifter has horrific powers. Rachel is tormented by what she has unleashed. There’s more. She’s seeing dead people; which frankly give her the creeps. Some are helpful; others lead her away from the truth. One spirit, a lone wolf, seems to have an uncertain allegiance. What she, and friend Chloe, uncover is an earthly scam involving both the quick and the dead. Rachel must play a dangerous game of supernatural treasure hunt to stop the ruthless ghost. To survive, she must discover her own powers during a climatic storm of earth, wind and fire. To fail is to die.

Contains: mild horror effects, profanity, humor.

Editado: Abr 4, 2013, 6:20 pm

The second novel of epic female warrior Rose is out now.

Years are only one way to age in this tale of a young warrior whose army-slaying sword belies her kind heart.

One of the greatest fighters in the world, nearly indestructible Rose lets few things strike fear into her—but magic is one of them. Nonetheless, she seeks out the magical dangers left by the ancients alongside warrior partner Finn and curious scholar Derrick in order to protect others from them. Their mission is complicated by Rose and Finn's budding romance, as her choice of lifestyle conflicts with his expectations for the woman he loves. But after their quest pits against such titanic foes as a prince able to slay a thousand men in a day and a draconic archmage, will Rose be forced to embrace the very magic she fears?

Abr 7, 2013, 12:40 am

Hi Guys,

Just to let you know my new book - The Man Who Wasn't Anders Voss is published on Amazon kindle, Createspace and Smashwords.

It's a book based on the duplicates paradox exemplified by the Star Trek transporter - in short, is the person who arrives at the other end of the transporter the same person who left at the first point? Or does the machine actually kill one person and create another - a duplicate.

Here's the blurb:

Once there was a man named Anders Voss.

He was a criminal. A man caught and sentenced to a lifetime in jail. And a man given a single chance to escape his sentence. They would take him, train him, and send him to the stars. And they did just that.

But they lied.

They didn't tell him that the transport would kill him. That he would die on Earth and another innocent man would be born on an alien planet. A man with his memories and his body, built from his remains. A man who would be born out of death, with its fingers gripped firmly around his soul. With his body damaged from the process, sickness stalking him, and death due to claim him soon.

But they also didn't tell him that they would send him to a world where there were aliens.

And the link:

Feel free to take a looksee at it - I'm particularly pleased with the way the cover came out - and as always I welcome feedback.

Cheers, Greg.

Abr 12, 2013, 3:52 pm

At Drake's Command My well received historical novel about the second circumnavigation of the world is now available for Kindle on Amazon for $2.99. It will also be available as a Free download on Amazon on April 16/17. Pass the news on to friends and anyone you know who might be interested in a rollicking adventure on the high seas! Here's the link:

Abr 13, 2013, 7:46 am

I am soooo excited! I self-published my first book in January and have made a little money on it so far but this weekend decided to run my first promotion. In one day my book went to #1 on the Free Kindle e-book list in BOTH categories I am listed in (humor and parenting). This is so awesome! I know I'm not making money on my book at this moment but to know that it is in almost 100 hands so far is a great feeling.

Abr 14, 2013, 2:12 am


A Literary Map of Colorado is a project that I recently published. It provides the average reader with a manageable list of books on Colorado's cowboy culture, mining, mountains, national parks, Native American history, railroads, ranching, rivers, and tragedies of brave women and pathfinding men of the state of Colorado. It includes some classic and some quirky, some historical and some contemporary. This map is intended to be suggestive not comprehensive.

The complete map contains:
-quotes and summaries for each of the 50 selected titles
-list of mysteries set in Colorado
-state poet laureates
-state literary organizations

It's available at:

Email me for more information: Amron{at}

"If maps be the fuel of wanderlust, read on." Dava Sobel

Thanks and happy reading!

Abr 15, 2013, 10:01 am

I don't remember if I've posted here before, but I'll leave you with this:

My new mystery/thriller novel, Halls of Ivy, as well as its sequel, Halls of Ivy Pathfinder, take place entirely on the fictional campus Sun Valley University. As part of its marketing campaign, I have designed a 3D miniature display of the university. Pictures can be seen here:


Abr 18, 2013, 2:28 pm

At Drake's Command
#1 free Kindle Sea Adventure download on Amazon
Free promotion extended through Saturday, April 20
Click here to download for free from Amazon.

Abr 19, 2013, 10:55 am

Free today and this weekend.

A heroic fantasy tale featuring the indestructible female warrior known as the Iron Flower.

Legendary warrior Rose thought she could get at least some rest playing bodyguard for her merchant friend Alex. But when they inadvertently revive an ancient hero and learn of an apocalyptic prophecy, Rose must travel to a haunted kingdom to battle a nation-killing demon and stop the event known as the Disaster.

Abr 20, 2013, 4:23 pm

Why I Hate Romance

A useful corrective for those who overdose on sticky romance novels. Best of all, it's free!
And worth every penny, if I do say so myself.

Editado: Jun 8, 2013, 10:07 pm

My first book, Let's Meet the Gickens is a middle grade chapter book. Learn about the Gickens (who are only 12 inches tall) and how they have learned to get along with the big people- which they have always been told to stay away from. It is available on Amazon .com.

The 2nd book in this series-The Gickens Resolution should be out in less than a month. It tells the story of why they are afriad of the big people, and how the teen Gicken boys are trying to become modernized.

The Gickens Resolution is now out and available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.

Maio 19, 2013, 11:49 am

Winning the Game of Thrones: The Host of Characters and their Agendas

Free today through the 23rd!

This book explores characters’ agendas, from Sansa’s secret schemes to Arya’s ultimate goal. What is Cersei’s true fear? What do trout or golden roses symbolize? Is the show a feminist success or a male playground? This book answers all these and more, revealing the enigmas and surprises hidden deep within the series. The heroine’s journey, medieval history, secret agendas and more all reveal how the game can finally be won. In paperback and ebook on Amazon now!

Maio 20, 2013, 11:41 am

I'm excited to share with you all my debut romance novella, The Best Man.

The Best Man is available now at Amazon. com, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and other fine online retailers.

From Entranced Publishing.

Beth Chase is too busy planning perfect weddings to worry about the lack of action in her own love life. But if she was looking for a man, she wouldn’t be looking at Colin Pratt. Her boss swears that Best Man Colin is a quiet scholar and science fiction writer who couldn’t possibly cause a fuss at his own brother’s wedding. He’s clearly never met the man in question.

Snarky, sexy and more than a little inebriated, Colin is the final obstacle between Beth and the last perfect wedding she needs to make partner. Of course, when she helps him into a taxi at the end of the night she has no idea that he’s only just begun to poke holes in her professional exterior. Colin might have the skills to seduce a romance professional, but can he convince her that he’s the best man to share her happy ever after?

"The Best Man was just what every romantic wants in a story." - Waves of Fiction

"Definitely worth the read if you're looking for a nice romance story. " -Lola's Reviews

"Ana Blaze has written a cute storyline that pulls you into the hectic life of a successful wedding planner who is reluctant to find love in a quirky ... professor." -The Reading Cafe

"These two get into a few hilarious moments and their banter was awesome." -Waves of Fiction

"... this book is a feel good romance novel with lots of smiles and hot love scenes."- Delighted Reader

Maio 20, 2013, 11:51 pm

'Far Across The Sea', the sequel to 'Ours, Yours and Mines' is set in Scotland in the early 1900s, progresses through two world wars and leads to a life in Australia. The story follows a typical mining family of the time, during a period when rationing was in place in Scotland and people made do with what they had. A brighter future beckoned when the Australian government created the 'Populate or Perish' campaign which saw many Scots take up the offer of assisted passage to live and work in Australia. 'Far Across The Sea' provides a snapshot of the time and takes readers through a wormhole to experience life back then.

Editado: Maio 28, 2013, 12:27 pm

My first book War Never Ends is now available on Amazon, in both paperback and Kindle formats.

Check it out here...

...and here's the blurb...

I…Imagine the Universe…I

Imagine that the universe is not just a mass of swirling gases, blazing stars and giant spheres of rock. Instead, see the Galaxy as a massive living entity, with its own consciousness. The Galaxy wants to see its children grow and become as strong and as wise as they can be, but it also wants to determine which race is its favourite offspring and give it pride of place. This is the story of our Galaxy and how the beings that came to exist in it were created, how they discovered each other and how eventually one race gains Dominion.

IWar Never EndsI

War Never Ends is the tale of how Humanity struggles to ascend into the heavens above. For in 2076 the world ended, atomic fire swept across the globe and Humanity almost caused its own destruction. Those that remained were suddenly united by a common goal, to survive on their ruined planet long enough, to find a new home out amongst the stars. Upon the dying world, four characters tell the story of Humanities plight. A warrior, a scientist, a little girl and the evil ever-living Emperor. With a dazzling arsenal of weapons and Equipment, War Never Ends is an action packed young adult (15+) extravaganza. And the saga is only just beginning.

Also if you want to connect with me on Twitter I'm TrevEMetal and my Facebook author page is shown below...

Thanks for reading.

Trev Briggs

Maio 28, 2013, 11:43 pm

Priceless Stones

Hello All!

I am pleased to announce the publication of my brand new Hebrew-based devotional entitled Priceless Stones, published by CrossLink Publishing, released on February 19th, 2013

The culmination of over two years of intensive study, Priceless Stones beautifully merges the best of two worlds—academic scholarship and gut-level practicality. Citing two-hundred forty endnotes drawn from over fifty academic sources, Priceless Stones carries textbook-level credibility and invites the reader to pursue further research. At the same time, the language of Priceless Stones remains easily accessible to a wide spectrum of readers of all backgrounds. Uncommonly transparent, each page of Priceless Stones throws a window wide open into my life—incorporating into the narrative my personal successes as well as my failures.

Each daily message highlights one Old Testament verse or brief passage and focuses on one or more key words from the text of the Hebrew—the language in which the Old Testament was originally written. While drawing from Old Testament Scriptures, Priceless Stones is written through the prism of New Testament Christianity and the finished work of redemption which was accomplished through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Each daily encouragement is reinforced by a concluding declaration and prayer. As an added bonus, appendices at the end of the book include a Scripture index and both Hebrew-English and English-Hebrew glossaries.

Prior to publication, Priceless Stones had already proven to be ideal for both individual and group study. Far from having a dogmatic tone, it is an encouraging volume, absolutely brimming over with a level of inspiration which lifts the reader above his or her present circumstances. It is my passion to invite the reader to not only be acquainted with, but to personally experience, the amazing, incomprehensible, boundless love of God and to radically encounter Him on a deeply intimate level to such an extent that the reader is never the same again.

Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and numerous other bookseller websites in paperback, Kindle and Nook formats.

Maio 29, 2013, 7:04 am

Debut novel, Hybrid, is FREE today... Find out more at and make some cakes!

Maio 29, 2013, 9:13 am

Singa Crew Seeking Reviewers For Singapore Sucks!

Singapore Sucks! is an eclectic collection of short stories, essays and poems about Singapore. Various topics such as conscription in Singapore, the acceptability of corporal punishment, political oppressiveness in our country and Singaporeans’ fascination with white culture are explored via the medium of short stories in the book. The stories contain sarcasm, humour and insolent honesty.

If you have a blog and would like to write a review for the Second Edition of Singapore Sucks!, please let me know. You can send me an email at singacrew2 at gmail dot com. Reviewers will receive a free copy of Singapore Sucks!. I will need a postal address in order to mail the book to you.*

* By the way, this complimentary-copy-for-reviewer offer is only available while stocks last. I only have a dozen complimentary copies left.

Maio 29, 2013, 5:36 pm

Free May 30 & 31, 2013, "Reluctant Medium" from Amazon.

Once you have opened the gates of hell, there is no return.

All Rachel Blackstone wants is to talk with her father; solve the mystery of how he died. Using a Native American ceremony given to her by a shaman, she summons him in this contemporary paranormal fantasy/mystery. Instead, a soul intent on revenge slips through and threatens people she loves. Now the Santa Fe, New Mexico reporter must follow the evil spirit, uncover its purpose and send it back. The shape-shifter has horrific powers. Rachel is tormented by what she has unleashed. There's more. She's seeing dead people; which frankly give her the creeps. Some are helpful; others lead her away from the truth. One spirit, a lone wolf, seems to have an uncertain allegiance. What she, and friend Chloe, uncover is an earthly scam involving both the quick and the dead. Rachel must play a dangerous game of supernatural treasure hunt to stop the ruthless ghost. To survive, she must discover her own powers during a climatic storm of earth, wind and fire. To fail is to die.

Contains: mild horror effects, profanity, humor.

If you enjoy "Reluctant Medium," please consider writing a short review. Thank you.

Maio 31, 2013, 9:16 pm

Free through June 4th -

Lighthearted (but violent) fantasy action with one butt-kicking heroine.

After winning her spot from a seven foot kickboxer, goth singer and self styled Gothic warrior Freya enters an evil billionaire's underground fighting tournament. She finds herself right at home battling aristocrats, sumos, thugs, ninjas and psycho killers for the title of "greatest in the world." But what will she face if she makes it to the final round against the mysterious Grand Champion?

Jun 14, 2013, 7:02 pm

Free June 16, 19 & 20 (2013), The Rebel Within on Kindle at Amazon. First book in Rebel series. Young adult, science fiction, dystopia.

The Rebel Within

In a nutshell: In a world without men, a rebellious adopted teen girl must choose between joining the elite military unit that took her parents or being torn from her beloved sister and adoptive mom. What will Annabelle risk to help boys escape the federal roundup while hunting for her birth mother and protecting her adopted family?

If you like the book, I would appreciate a short review comment on LibraryThing and Amazon.


Lance Erlick

Jun 15, 2013, 7:10 am

FREE on Kindle Sat. 6/15 historical romance 1930's Hindenburg mystery solved? Atlantic City Nazi by Charles Frankhauser; no links needed with a search by title or author name on Amazon. Also, two other works free today as well. Hope you will take a look. Charles

Jun 17, 2013, 4:51 pm

Iron Bloom is now on sale! 4.2 stars on Amazon

The tale of an epic warrior torn between the power of the sword and her longing for a peaceful life.

A young woman with a kind heart and extraordinary constitution, Rose becomes a warrior to better the world. Despite the wealth and fame she wins as one of the greatest champions of her time, the bloody reality of her new life is nothing like her ideal dream. She yearns for a chance to escape the violence.

She finds that chance in Ethan, the leader of an altruistic pacifist group. But when a barbarian horde invades their kingdom, Rose knows that she can make a difference by taking up her sword again. Will her need to protect her homeland cost her the man she loves?

Normally priced at $3.99; on sale through 6/23 at $0.99. Grab it at any of these links:

Amazon US -

Amazon UK -

Smashwords -

Barnes & Noble -

Kobo -

Apple -

Jun 20, 2013, 10:06 am

Phontaine's Gifts - The Survival Legacy is the story of Newton Phontaine and Maggie Nevin. Newton was a brilliant visionary and a little weird. He knew the time would come when the Earth experienced apocalyptic destruction; it has happened before and Newton knows the Earth is a risky place to live. Fortunately, he had a plan to help the survivors as much as possible and ensure the continuation of civilization after the apocalyptic events.

Cynthia Nelson was a college student when she started working for Newton; she never dreamt she would live to see apocalyptic destruction; but she did. As it approached, she was determined to save her brother, his ex-wife, and their five sons from certain death.

Mike and Amy Williams were caught unawares. Mike managed a grocery store. Amy worked as a dental hygienist. Mike fell victim to the relentless search for food as people crossed the country like Army ants. Mike and Amy knew they must escape to save their children from the inevitable crush of frantic, selfish people. They had to find a safe haven, but they did not expect to get the help they received.

Many people refused to believe it was happening, many discovered they were not prepared, and a few survived because of Phontaine’s Gifts.


I wrote this novel based, in part, on my association with colleagues who served in the Navy SEALS and my work in Ethiopia supporting sustainable approaches to agriculture and survival under the harshest conditions conceivable. As a few reviewers have noted, "no zombies." This book will entertain and perhaps leave you with some things to consider.

Paperback at and (of course) Kindle edition at Amazon.

Thanks for your time.

Jun 21, 2013, 7:08 am

FREE on Kindle - Slush Pile Inspector by Charles Frankhauser (publishing industry & politics) 21 & 22 June

Jun 25, 2013, 11:31 am

My eBook is out.

'Syria. Will the killing ever end?'

I realized that the main stream media isn't giving the full picture of what is happening in Syria. So I went there and met as many people as possible, from defected Generals and senior members of the rebel opposition, including members of Jabhat al Nusra. I'm particularly interested in the reasons why many in the international community have no interest in seeing this conflict come to an end any time soon.

It isn’t a long book as I wanted to distill the essence of my experience, observation and analysis of my time in Syria. It is quite hard hitting in places and hopefully thought provoking, you also find information you won't find in the media.

Like many others, I also had very little experience with Islam before I went to Syria so I also looked into the role of Islam in what is happening along with the dangers of religious extremism in this conflict.

If you enjoy having a personal insight into different cultures and understanding why Syria is in such a mess then my book is for you.

Editado: Jul 5, 2013, 1:06 pm

Hello everyone,

Tracks of a Pigeon-toed Horse is the first book in my historical western/mystery series set in the Utah Territory of the 1860's.

Available in paperback and e-book.


Barnes & Nobel

Amazon Author Page

Jul 6, 2013, 3:40 pm

Massive sale of the Iron Flower series through July! This series is centered around a female epic warrior in the vein of Beowulf kicking copious amounts of butt. All through July, the first book, Iron Bloom will be completely FREE - just use the coupon code SW100 at checkout! In addition, all 3 of its sequels, including the newly published Iron Tears, are discounted to 50% of their regular price with the code SSW50 - if you like strong heroines or just badass protagonists with heaps of agency, there's no better time to get into the series, so check it out today!


Half off:

Jul 6, 2013, 8:15 pm


I need individuals to write honest reviews for my books.

My ten books I want review for are listed below for your consideration:
Living-Beyond-Yourself-Significance: How to navigate into success and significance.
21 Keys to Miracle in Helpless Situations: How to pray when you can't pray.
Surprise Healing: How to activate the miracles in your spirit.
How to discover your divine destiny and total breakthroughs.
Church without God: Exploit the truth and purge yourself in the faith.
How to break the yoke of life: Finding your way to freedom, health, wealth and fulfillment.
How to solve your problems through your destiny.
Flight to destiny: The roadmap to your destiny
How to break into your destiny and solve stubborn problems
How to make heaven: eliminating caricature and making the path straight.

Please, let me know if you would be able to assist me in this regard and how soon they will be posted on my book pages. Then I send the digital to you.

There is no obligation, of course.

Best regards.

Jul 8, 2013, 5:49 pm

*** July Only ***
Get Palingenesis for free at Smashwords with Coupon Code SW100

Hello fellow book lovers,

My science fiction adventure novel, Palingenesis is available as an ebook from most major ebook retailers.

When is a person not really a person? Zeb Johnston is a man who becomes obsessed with answering that question. Set in a future where human cloning has become an industry that feeds fantasies of violence and sex for those rich enough to pay, Palingenesis focuses on a wealthy businessman, Zeb Johnston, who enjoys hunting clones in simulation decks. When one of those clones shows human abilities he isn't supposed to have, Zeb becomes obsessed with discovering the truth about the clones he has hunted. Meanwhile, he begins to be haunted by strange dreams of the mentally challenged brother he abandoned when he began his climb up the corporate ladder. After Zeb escapes with a clone he was supposed to hunt to the death, he is forced to seek the aid of his ex-wife, a human rights crusader, as he runs from corporate hired guns. Along the way he falls in love with a cloning bio-engineer who seeks the clone Zeb has helped to escape. As he sorts out his feelings about his past, the woman he loves, and his future, Zeb has to come to terms with what it really means to be human.

Here are some links to Palingenesis:




Also, check out my blog at:

Thanks so much for considering my novel. I am confident you will enjoy it.

Best wishes,

J. Lewis Bennett

Jul 9, 2013, 12:25 am

I have a newly self-published Christian fiction eBook currently on promotion at

Sarah's Kine Justice, A Story of Modern Hawaii

Action and Adventure in Hawaii
Told from a Christian world view!

In 1893, a diplomat of the United States and 162 US Marines helped overthrow the constitutional government of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Five years later, an act of Congress unilaterally annexed the islands. At the time, President Cleveland admitted mistakes were made, but he failed in his efforts to restore the Hawaiian Monarchy. A hundred years later, President Clinton formally apologized for the United States' actions. Yet Hawaiian pleas for justice are still unresolved.

Now, two genetic engineers have found a way to force the United States to give back the islands, and they've given notice that all non-Hawaiians must get out or die.

Sarah Kiley is one of a few thousand pure-blooded Hawaiians who stand to inherit Hawaii under the scientists' plan. While investigating the murder of a friend, she finds herself a key player on the inter-agency task force that's trying to stop them. Given the opportunity to change the history of her people and return their stolen sovereignty, what will she do?

Hermann Schachtschneider

Jul 9, 2013, 2:39 pm

Prize-winning, Top 100 Historical Novel Free on Kindle - July 17-18

A historical novel for young adults and adults who are young at heart, The River Way, Home has been averaging 4.5+ star reviews and was a Kindle Top 100 seller during May and June.

It will be free for Kindle users on July 17 and 18. Download your copy at

And it would help a lot if you would post a review and share this information with your friends. Thanks to you all.

Jul 14, 2013, 5:42 pm

Since Ellen started this thread with an inquiry re if I wanted to share my work with the reading universe, I am replying in the affirmative with a novel written for the writers' universe. Writers with works that have never been placed in an agent's or publisher's slush pile will not understand this novel. However, if any writer has experienced the rejection of a query letter then I wrote this work for you. It's FREE on Kindle 19 & 20 July before it reverts almost worldwide to the exchange rates equal to $(0.99) in case one's friends miss the free days. The work contains a wealth of information re the publishing industry unknown to some; for example, the prologue traces the origins of publishing as presented by the protagonist, Buster Scooper. He shares his secrets of how to meet women, and includes his efforts in founding a literary agency. Well, here's a short link that hopefully will work for you. and the title is Slush Pile Inspector.

Editado: Jul 15, 2013, 1:01 am

FREE July 27 though July 31, 2013: Sarah's Kine Justice, A Story of Modern Hawaii

To commemorate the 170th anniversary of the end of British occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Hermann Schachtschneider will be giving away free copies of his new Christian novel, Sarah's Kine Justice, A Story of Modern Hawaii, available for Amazon kindle.

Here's the book description from

“Action and Adventure in Hawaii
Told from a Christian worldview!

Prologue: In 1893, a diplomat of the United States and 162 US Marines helped overthrow the government of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Five years later, an act of Congress unilaterally annexed the islands. At the time, President Cleveland admitted mistakes were made, but he failed in his efforts to restore the Hawaiian Monarchy.

A hundred years later, President Clinton formally apologized for the actions of the United States. Yet today, Hawaiian pleas for justice are still unresolved.

Now, two genetic engineers have found a way to force the United States to give back the islands, and they've given notice that all non-Hawaiians must get out or die.

Sarah Kiley is one of a few thousand pure-blooded Hawaiians who stand to inherit Hawaii under the scientists' plan. While investigating the murder of a friend, she finds herself a key player on the inter-agency task force that's trying to stop them. Given the opportunity to change the history of her people and return their stolen sovereignty, she must decide which side will win. “

To get your free copy, go to anytime between July 27 and July 31 (US Pacific Time).

Don't have a kindle? Amazon has free kindle apps you can download for your Windows PC, Macintosh, Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Windows Phone. Download the apps here:

Sovereignty Restoration Day (July 31) commemorates the day in 1843 when the British Rear Admiral Richard Thomas, on behalf of Queen Victoria, formally returned control of the Hawaiian Kingdom to King Kamehameha III. The Islands had fallen into British possession when a British sea captain, acting on his own authority, seized them in the name of Great Britain some five months earlier.

Jul 15, 2013, 5:33 am

The Beautiful Scientist

Are science and faith antithetic? Are the new discoveries in science making faith in God totter? Or can science be the basis for strong faith and the belief in a Creator? Discover how.

The Beautiful Scientist takes an interesting look at science and faith, and how the two can work together to prove there is a Creator. Corrado Ghinamo believes it is the very existence of the universe that allows people to see there is a super-entity, there is a God. He uses scientific evidence, like the Big Bang Theory, the smallest particles of the universe, the galaxies, and what he calls the Super-Force to prove just that—God does exist.

Creation and evolution are not two separate ideals; rather evolution is one of the means that God used and still uses in creating and governing the universe. Ghinamo shows that God is a logical necessity to complete the vision of scientist’s universe. The same goes for people of faith; there is scientific evidence that can further the existence of a Creator.

The Beautiful Scientist: A Spiritual Approach to Science uses easy-to-understand language, examples from everyday life, and an easy-to-follow structure to prove that the universe, far more beautiful and complex than people can imagine, was in fact created by God, and that evidence and rationality in science can lead to the belief in God.

Book trailer:

On Amazon:

Thank you!

Corrado Ghinamo

Jul 15, 2013, 5:36 am

Hey guys,

I am new to the group. I am looking for a place to promote my work and get feedback. Recently I have released a Romance book called Covert Existence. Check it out and tell me what you think about it.

What do you do when you have committed the ultimate no-no? You keep the secret as long as you can.

Charlie Montgomery has kept her child a secret for six years. But when push comes to shove she must bring in her baby’s father to help her.

Reece Morgan wanted it all: the family, the house with the white picket fence and maybe a dog. But all that is taken away from him in a night. The woman he thought was his future just abandoned him

Jul 16, 2013, 6:41 am

Hi all,

I'm a first-time fiction novelist, though I've been published before in non-fiction. I'm here to share my recently launched paranormal thriller "Aymaran Shadow". Here are some fast facts:

Aymaran Shadow.
26 freshly brewed chapters dishing out horror, assault, retribution, and lust.
The chilling story of a woman destined to be violated. In every lifetime.

The book currently enjoys a 4.6-star rating on Amazon and 5-star rating on Smashwords.

Get your copy today at the launch price of $0.99 at:
Amazon: -OR-

Or win a FREE ebook copy + a $10 Amazon Gift Card by entering the July 2013 Giveaway contest at:
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Somewhere in the Andes
Circa. 1782

The thundering hooves dug deep into the wet Bolivian soil as the swarthy rider from Caracas hunched into the beast under him. Fie be upon that woman! The passing underbrush swung back in rebellion as the maddened horse careened through the canyon that was awash with eerie darkness. Occasionally, the distant glow of burning villages served to heighten the rider’s grim resolve. Calamarca was gone. Potosi and Sucre in the south had been razed to the ground. Oruro had been seized and the elders of the village annihilated. To the north and the west, Pilo Lajas and Chulumani had been bludgeoned into submission, while La Paz and El Alto had been under siege for four sunsets.

Still, there were pockets of fierce resistance from tribal warlords who had not yet submitted to the rule of the Rosa. They had to be quelled. Especially that Senorita from Cochabamba! People would pay for their rebellion. With their lives. With their dignity, if necessary. The swarthy rider dug his spurs deeper into the beast’s underbelly; time was of essence and there were conspiracies to be hatched. He was a conquistador after all – acapitán at that. It was but his job to cull ignorant populations and exchange blood for gold from the Empire.

The beast responded to its master’s provocation and surged forward as its sinews strained against the massive girth of the man straddling it. The flared nostrils of the thoroughbred betrayed the hours of tiresome running it had been subjected to across the barren Andean countryside. Its widened eyes conveyed a sense of fear. A fear of the unknown. A fear born of past traps.

And then it happened. No amount of preparation could prepare one for an Aymaran ambush.

Jul 16, 2013, 1:58 pm

I recently got Gone World copy-edited and updated to address some concerns readers had. This is an improved version and free at Smashwords/Kobo/Amazon/B&N.


What we feared happened, World War III happened, Nuclear war happened.

In its aftermath the world has been left in rubble, with pocket of resistance fighters still fighting the good fight against the invaders, the Sino-Russian Alliance.

Nick and Tina, two rebels, just having escaped an ambush, need to find a way to escape the area cordoned of by the invaders. Will they get out? Will Nick and Tina, manage to deal with the hopelessness of it all, surviving in a gone world?

Available at (free):



Barnes & Noble



Also available for ($0.99):

The Third Party (Gone World #2)

Revenge (Gone World #3)

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Jul 18, 2013, 10:02 am

On 19 & 20 July, FREE on Amazon Kindle with a search on Slush Pile Inspector is the humor relative to being forced to work in the publishing industry in New York and Savannah. Written especially to entertain writers and politicians. Please give it a look, the best comment so far is from a person that had to stop reading because they could not stop laughing.

Jul 18, 2013, 3:16 pm

Also free now from July 18-22, "Bad Milk", a fun short story starring the main character Rose from the Iron Flower series.

Bad Milk

A heroic fantasy tale featuring the indestructible female warrior known as the Iron Flower.

When an insanity epidemic afflicts bandits and wealthy merchants alike, well-scarred Rose's investigation sends her on an awkward journey into a temple of beauty.

Jul 19, 2013, 1:22 pm

Our Money: how to shrink government, boost business, eliminate poverty, and make the economy work properly for everyone.

Money is just about the cleverest thing that humankind has ever invented but we have been using it in just about the stupidest way possible. This book explains what money is, how we abuse it, and how we could use it to make our economy work much better for the benefit of everyone.

Exploring our relationship with money, we discover that our desire to possess it rather than use it is at the root of our economic problems, and changing how we feel about money is the key to solving most of them.

The nonsense of orthodox economic thinking is exposed, and reforms to our economic system are proposed, shedding light on a plausible way forward while delivering a serious poke with a sharp stick to our “nothing-can-be-done” complacency.

The author has spent the last 30 years as a self-employed foot-soldier engaged in the daily struggle to keep cash flowing in sufficient quantity through a variety of businesses, and has tackled the subject of our economy from this perspective.

Yes, it’s a book about economics but it’s been written by someone who has tried and failed to understand economics textbooks and habitually nods off when reading the finance pages in the newspaper.

The book is aimed at the ordinary punter who’s trying to make sense of an economic system that’s patently dysfunctional and has an interest in finding out how we can harness the magic of money to abolish taxes, shrink government, boost business, eliminate poverty and ensure that everyone has enough money to meet their basic needs without having to beg, borrow or steal.

Kindle (UK)

Kindle (US)

Paperback (UK)

Paperback (US)

Jul 20, 2013, 7:00 am

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Doing It Wild is FREE only for today, so get your copy now!

Doing It Wild is the first book in the Doing It series and is a short erotic romance.

Blurb: Rich girl Grace Bennett is forced by her father to get engaged with a guy of his choosing, so he can expand his company. She wants to escape this unwanted marriage and runs away from home, only to meet handsome, funny and hardworking Finn Wood. Getting a taste of freedom, it's a hot night together with him Grace will never forget.

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Jul 20, 2013, 10:56 am

My novel, "Bones of My Brother" is due to be published in September by Two Harbors Press of Minneapolis. It is a family saga told in Southern literary style. Here is the blurb from the back cover:

From Alabama at mid-century, there’d been John and his Evelyn—now from Minnesota at century’s end, Price and his Joy—two couples whose struggles ran as parallel as rails on a track. Had John Hobson’s smile been erased by a long ago war, or had he suffered a more defining chapter in his life? And what of his son, Price, the small-town boy who stamped his mark upon a corporate world that would ultimately crumble about him?

For one man, there'd been the lure of “Music City” versus the love of his treasured Evie. For the other, there'd been the heady rush of success followed by a precipitous fall from grace. To be sure, a shroud of guilt had marked both men, but when Price learns of his late father’s ambition, his obsession with the past places his marriage in dire jeopardy.

John Hobson was gone now, interred “. . . in nested containers of earth, box and body,” but the secret of his lifelong angst lay not beneath the hot soil of Gethsemane's cemetery, but beneath God's tree in a tiny glade one county over. In the end, a son’s desire to bring his father’s dream to fruition triggers deadly consequences, initiating a journey along a more imperative path.

Bones of My Brother is a compelling look at failure and redemption—humanity and spirituality. At turns heartfelt and raw, this family saga is full of love and intrigue with characters facing questions about the conflict of dreams and reality, love and lust. Could it be that the answers provide a revelation, the seed of a new beginning?

Jul 20, 2013, 8:44 pm

Hi, everyone. My name is Nan Cuba, and I'm the author of the historical/literary novel BODY AND BREAD (Engine Books). It's listed as one of "Ten Books to Pick Up Now" by O, Oprah's Magazine, and it made Huffington Post's "Summer Books" list.

Description: Years after her brother Sam's suicide, Sarah Pelton remains unable to fully occupy her world without him. Now, while her surviving brothers prepare to sell the family's tenant farm and a young woman's life hangs in the balance, Sarah is forced to confront the life Sam lived and the secrets he left behind. As she assembles the artifacts of her family's history in East Texas in the hope of discovering her own future, images from her work as an anthropologist—images of sacrifice, ritual, and rebirth—haunt her waking dreams.

In this moving debut novel, Nan Cuba unearths the power of family legacies and the indelible imprint of loss on all our lives.

Info at my publisher's site:

My website:

Thanks for taking a look. And thanks to those who facilitate this discussion.

Editado: Set 11, 2013, 9:21 pm

Hello Everyone.

I have recently joined the group and would like to draw your attention to my book, "THE GOOD BOY: A MEMOIR" by John Fiennes, published earlier this year by Hybrid in Melbourne. It is available in paperback or eBook edition from bookstores and on-line from Amazon, The Book Depository, Kobo, etc., and I would be grateful for your feedback and reviews as I am now working on a second but rather different book.

Access to sample chapters is available FREE via
via LibraryThing at

Jul 28, 2013, 11:56 pm

I'm looking for feedback and reviews for this book so I can improve the next edition. Only requirement for reading this book is a PDF reader or a Kindle or any other reader. If you have a Kindle account I can send the book directly to your Kindle.

A quick review on Amazon would mean the world to me, however I understand if you decide not to provide feedback. Thanks.

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Ago 2, 2013, 3:47 pm

Bloodsuckers on the Bayou: The Myths, Symbols, and Tales Behind HBO's True Blood
free on Amazon Kindle Aug 3-Aug 7
There’s also a paperback giveaway at

True Blood is more than just an HBO show brimming with sex and gore, or another vampire horror story blown up by big media. Independent detective Sookie Stackhouse is following the classic heroine’s journey, seen in epic myth and popular fantasy, from the quests of Isis and Demeter to the struggles of Dorothy Gale or Katniss Everdeen. Beside her, Sam, Jason, Alcide, Eric, and Bill, along with Pam, Tara, and Jessica embark on their own epic quests into darkness seeking freedom and belonging. From the show’s mythic structure to the maenads, fairies, demonesses, werewolves, and vampires, True Blood swells from its ancient roots to tackle modern issues and sensibilities in a breathtaking epic…while still breaking taboos and tackling boundaries.

Editado: Ago 11, 2013, 12:13 am

I'm Lenita Sheridan a new self-published author of the children's fantasy Guardian of the Gauntlet. My website is
My book takes the heroine, Camari, through many adventures as she has been turned invisible by a special gauntlet. She is pursued by and pursues two wicked characters, Mecandel and Bogwina, an enchanted bog witch.
I have started the sequel to it Guardian of the Gauntlet: Book II: The Greater Good, and am quite a way through that.
My book is available as an e-book. I welcome any reviews, questions and any other comments.

Ago 3, 2013, 3:56 am


I am part of a digital publishing company - Senserial Publishing. We offer novels as a digital series. I know, that here is a place for authors to spread the word about their books, but I hope that there is no problem that publishers do it instead of the writers.

Here are the trailers we made for the novels:

The "Wolf of the Highlands"

"Love around the world"



"The Star"

The first episodes of the novels are available at for free.

I would love to hear some comments.


Ago 4, 2013, 12:46 am

My newest novel is now available at the largest e-book stores and you can get the print book at Createspace. It's the first story in a series I'm writing about an assault of all things magical against the human world. It got zombies in it, but their origin is a little different than the zombies we know.


A routine delivery becomes a night of terror.

Before meeting up with his girlfriend, Linda, John Lone must deliver a package to a secluded cabin deep in the forest. No problem, he's made this trip a hundred times.

But things have changed...

Supernatural creatures now stalk the forest and beyond, seeking out fresh meat to devour. John must fight for his life. Does he have the skills--the time--to get back to his safe life and his girlfriend? Linda is his one chance for a happily ever after.

But this is no fairy tale.

E-book available at:

Barnes & Noble

Print book available at:


Ago 4, 2013, 10:59 am


I'm a new Indie Author, based in Northampton, in the United Kingdom. Writing is a pleasure for me, I love exploring words, characters and situations.

My books can be found on Amazon in the UK here and in America here

Find me on Twitter at TrevEMetal and on Facebook at Trev Briggs Author

Kind regards
Trev Briggs

Ago 6, 2013, 4:59 pm

Hi all
Liam Leddy here Very brief summing up of how I write. My two novels Body Language and Bad Form are authentic street dialogue sixties Glasgow crime fiction. Short story collections are more varied subject matter. All have twists, turns and very, very surprising endings. Novels, short stories it`s immaterial. It`s how I write. The reason for that? It`s what I love to read. Stephen King, Robert Block, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Roald Dahl, Saki, Twilight Zone etc. I dare say you get my drift by this stage
Best wishes to all

Ago 6, 2013, 6:34 pm

She did a fantastic job of presenting my international suspense thriller, COVERT DREAMS. I hope you will check it out. I think you will find yourself agreeing with me.

Editado: Ago 8, 2013, 9:58 pm

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Ago 8, 2013, 12:21 pm

Hi Liam Leddy Latest short story collection Tales of Decication now on Amazon Kindle, Authorsden, Smashwords and Librarything. Back to my third novel now. Long way to go
Best regards

Ago 8, 2013, 12:29 pm

Hi! :) My debut novel is coming out on August 22nd, so I'm really excited!!
I'm hoping to build some interest for it before the release date so that it really takes off when it comes out.
It's called Equilibrium, and is the first in a trilogy of YA fantasy novels.

Here's the blurb:
“In times of old, powers unlike any we can imagine ruled the Five Lands. Now, those powers are being reawakened. Dark times are coming…”
Kim and Nick have been best friends since they were born. They live peaceful lives in the smallest of the Five Lands. That is, until mysterious strangers turn up and rip their lives apart. Kim and Nick are forced to flee, with no idea of who is pursuing them or why. They find themselves in the middle of a war they never wanted to fight, a war between powers greater than any the world has ever seen.
Throughout, Kim is haunted by a wraith that only she can see, who insists that she and Nick must get their memories back. Of course, they have all their memories. They know exactly who they are… don’t they?
As the situation spins further and further out of their control, Kim and Nick are forced to confront the possibility that they are both much more than they have been brought up to believe. Who are they to each other? Were they ever more than just best friends? The fate of the world depends on them finding out exactly who they really are…

Here's the piece I wrote about myself for the back of the book:
Lauren Kirk-Cohen is a young woman with Asperger’s Syndrome. She grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, with her parents and sister, and started writing shortly after she left school. Her regular haunts include the fantasy sections in bookshops, and her bookshelf is filled with stories set in faraway worlds where anything is possible. Lauren regularly loses herself in writing magical stories where true love is real and there are always happy endings. After years of dreaming about becoming an author, her fantasy finally came to life when Equilibrium, her debut novel, was accepted for publication shortly before her twenty-first birthday.

Please take a look at the Facebook page and like it if you want to - support much appreciated!! I've posted the cover art and a picture of my main character there, for anyone who's interested. If anyone has questions, I'm here - please ask!

Ago 8, 2013, 12:31 pm

Does anyone know how to put pictures inside posts? I see that other people have done it, but I can't work out how...

Ago 8, 2013, 10:15 pm

It's easy Lauren, just add an html code and the link for your image.

Ago 10, 2013, 7:06 pm

Published yesterday!!!

A-Z Poetry: Fruits and Veggies

A-Z Poetry: Fruits and Veggies is a collection of 26 highly creative and entertaining acrostic poems. With visually captivating illustrations and rhyming verse, learning the alphabet is now more fun! As an added bonus, each poem provides a clever mnemonic device that aids in teaching children how to spell their fruits and veggies.

about me:

A native of Athens, Georgia, Kaelah Mickelle ( received her Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance from the University of Georgia in 2009. As a recipient of a School of Music Fellowship, she received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 2012, having studied with world-renowned saxophonists Kenneth Tse and Eugene Rousseau.

The book will be listed as a FREE kindle on amazon tomorrow (August 11) check it out! =

and if you'd like to "like" it on facebook... go here!

Thanks everyone!

Editado: Ago 14, 2013, 4:21 pm

Hello everyone!

I'm doing my first member giveaway.
100 e-book copies of my first western/mystery novel.

Tracks of a Pigeon-toed Horse is the story of Collin Mitchell, a Mormon with two wives and a back-trail full of enemies. In the fall of 1868, the Black Hawk War is over, and a year of fighting renegade Utes through the mountains of central Utah has left Collin Mitchell disillusioned and ready to settle down. The Utes want peace, and Brigham Young is ready to bring them into the fold. But Salt Lake City has changed, and Mitchell is out of a job. Brother Brigham, however, has just the project for an unemployed, reformed gunman, and Mitchell finds himself in the middle of a twisted and mysterious disappearance of a young girl.

The giveaway on this book ends Aug. 17
so request one soon...

Thanks to all of you!

Ago 15, 2013, 3:27 pm

Free on Kindle 08/15/2013 Atlantic City Nazi -- Historical Romance of 1930's German spy under cover as a showgirl in a diving act and a drifter looking for romance and willing to pay any price for it.

Ago 18, 2013, 7:48 am

I would like to introduce myself. I am a new romance/erotic fiction author. My first book is Pieces of Perfect

Here is a brief description of the book:

As a sexy ex-hockey player, Max was the bad boy with something to prove. As a handsome single father, Adam was the man most women wait a lifetime for. Each man would take me on a journey of self-discovery that was marred with lies, jealousy, deceit, and a whole lot of fun. They each offered a glimpse of happily ever after, a piece of perfect. But in my constant quest to have it all, I would risk losing everything. Only one thing was certain. I’d never be the same after this.

For sale on amazon at:

Also on Barnes and Noble,, kobo books, and more...

The first seven chapters are available for free on Facebook:

Thank you
Elizabeth Hayley

Ago 19, 2013, 10:23 am

The only "about me" book (memoir) I've ever written is FREE 08/19/2013 to 08/22/2013 on Kindle in UK, USA, and numerous other countries. The title is Miss Williams by Charles Frankhauser and a link is for USA readers. The memoir is written to encourage disadvantaged youth (YA) to forget about most everything else except doing one's homework in school as a route out of poverty. The work is (hopefully) of interest to all readers that enjoy humor and adventure sprinkled with "advice" gathered along the author's way in life.

Ago 19, 2013, 7:10 pm

I'm so excited to find this group! :-D

YA Readers! I'd like to invite you to check out my new book, Buried Truth.

Here's the blurb:

Nearly a decade has passed, but Mags can’t forget what she did. Now at 17 years old, the shame continues to haunt her, coloring her world. She throws herself into every worthwhile project available, struggling for redemption.

Andrew can have any girl he wants — and he wants them all. He revels in his reputation as player. Or so everyone thinks. Nobody knows what lies beneath the façade.

When Mags takes it upon herself to fix Andrew’s reputation, she doesn’t count on falling for him. Nor is she prepared to have her own carefully reconstructed reputation smeared.

Will either of them trust each other enough to reveal their true selves or their true motivations? Will Mags ever be forgiven for what she did?

I'd love to have you take a look! If you'd like a copy in exchange for an honest review, let me know!

Have a super day, Friends!

Brenda link

Editado: Ago 19, 2013, 11:02 pm

I'm looking for feedback and reviews for this book so I can improve the next edition. Only requirement for reading this book is a PDF reader or a Kindle or any other reader. If you have a Kindle account I can send the book directly to your Kindle.

A quick review on Amazon would mean the world to me, however I understand if you decide not to provide feedback. Thanks.

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Ago 22, 2013, 2:38 pm

Dear readers,
the new 5-star (book 2) in THE WIG series is now available just in time for the (scary) new school year.
Read an excerpt and decide if it may interest your tween reader (or yourself).

"EVERY school library should have this book!" - K.Feutz, middle school teacher.

Thank you for your time. I know it's limited.
Renata Suerth

Ago 22, 2013, 2:41 pm

I would change the word WITH on your cover to the color green. (When you read the green part of the title it should make sense, right?)

Ago 24, 2013, 5:27 pm

Hi, I'm Abby Vandiver and new on LibraryThing. So besides promoting my book, I also need help manuvering the site!

My book is In the Beginning, a mystery/sci-fi that mixes fact with fiction. Justin Dickerson finds a reference to 2,000 year old manuscripts that may have been destroyed in 1949. She sets out to discover what was in those manuscripts and what she finds are the answers to Earth's ancient mysteries.

Ago 24, 2013, 11:26 pm

Free through August 27 -

Lighthearted (but violent) fantasy action featuring one butt-kicking heroine.

When the world's greatest mixed martial arts fighter challenges goth singer and ultimate brawler Freya to a match, she eagerly accepts the chance to battle a legend. To her surprise, she soon receives an offer of training from an otherworldly visitor. What she doesn't know is that her elvish benefactor has plans for her beyond just a celebrity cage fight.

Ago 27, 2013, 9:15 pm

Do you enjoy fantasy? Endings that surprise you? If you answered yes to one or both of those questions, try my new novel, "Tamyth: The Rise of Gnurlbane".

Still reading this? Maybe a description will compel you to follow the link...

Tamyth burns with an intense desire to avenge the deaths of his parents and brother. When his cozy farming community is raided on midsummer's night, he gets his chance to do just that, joining the rescue mission to free the captives. He proves himself worthy in combat, and his ambitions are realized. But events occur which send Tamyth down a very different path than he expected as he realizes that nothing is so simple as it once seemed.

Thank you for you time!

-S. D. Gloria

Ago 28, 2013, 11:38 am

A German psychologist in the late 1930’s is caught conducting a romance with a high party official’s wife. The psychologist fakes insanity to remain in Homesick House to save his life. The psychologist provides a U-Boat Admiral with a secret cure for homesick sailors on long deployments scouting the American coastline in preparation for war. A male and two female naval Lieutenants are assigned to test the cure while working undercover in Key West, Florida. Brothel training is provided at government expense in Hamburg prior to their mission.

Many situations at work involve seniors assigning vague tasks to juniors. A brainstorming technique sometimes produces weird results. This novella is an example of the results that can follow when a boss assigns a task with limited guidance as to how it might be accomplished.

Free Friday & Saturday 8/30/13 to 8/31/13 otherwise $0.99. also in UK. This novella is written for the YA and older level of readership.

Ago 29, 2013, 3:50 pm

Hi! :) My book has just become available on Amazon - please take a look! It's a young adult fantasy, the first in a trilogy. Really worth reading :)

Set 1, 2013, 4:19 am

When Ray Barrett rode off into the mountains he was looking to run away from a haunting emptiness inside. As he sat before his fire one night things took a mysterious turn with the appearance of a wolf and a man named MacGregor. He suddenly found himself transported to the prairie as a member of a Sioux tribe where he felt hunger and pain like it was real, dreams that he couldn’t explain and a fight for survival.

Take yourself on a quest through different experiences and times with the digital series "The Wolf of the Highlands".

The first episode is available for FREE download at

Episodes 1-4 on Amazon:

From a review: "The Wolf of the Highlands by Bil Howard is an interesting fantasy story with a very complex and unique concept."

Set 1, 2013, 10:38 am

Do you wonder why authors have a hard time?

Set 1, 2013, 11:52 am


My first novel is free on Amazon today. Currently it is #4 in Mystery and #54 overall. If you are looking for a mystery with action, humor and a dash of romance then Girl Jacked is for you and it is free today!

Set 1, 2013, 11:53 am


My first novel is free on Amazon today. Currently it is #4 in Mystery and #54 overall. If you are looking for a mystery with action, humor and a dash of romance then Girl Jacked is for you and it is free today!

Editado: Set 3, 2013, 5:16 am

Hi All,

I'm looking to expand Master Getting Things Done with Evernote's reach by having it read and reviewed. I'm willing to send gift copies to readers/reviewers who are interested. For those who are interested, this book is FREE on Member Giveaway until the 10th of September - I'm only giving away 20 copies, so hurry and request your copy NOW!. Or you can simply comment on my page and leave your email address and preferred book format, and then I'll send you a copy right away.

Set 4, 2013, 3:52 pm

New mystery thriller DEATH IN JULY out on Kindle

Eighty-seven year old Geoffrey Compton is found dead in his home, the result of an apparent suicide. However, his son Benjamin suspects there was more to his father's death and hires maverick ex-cop Sam Carlisle to investigate. Sam discovers a number of Geoffrey's old acquaintances have also passed away recently in suspicious circumstances, leading him to believe somebody is exacting revenge on these people, snuffing out their lives in the most calculating manner. To prevent more fatalities, Sam must trawl the past and find the cause of this twisted retribution, putting himself on collision course with the elusive figure responsible.

The follow-up to A NEW DAWN RISING sees the return of former undercover cop Sam Carlisle, now free of his demons, tackling his first mystery as a private eye. As well as investigating Geoffrey Compton's death, Sam also finds himself trying to protect a friend from her vengeful ex. Sam is stretched to the limit in DEATH IN JULY, juggling two separate cases full of intrigue and danger.

Set 9, 2013, 5:36 am

If you would like to review my book (1,001+ German Language Flash Cards), please let me know how your reading schedule looks and how you would prefer to receive the e-book. I already have a few excellent reviews, but I would appreciate more, so if you like it, please let the world know.

Set 14, 2013, 4:52 am



My name is Samar Hatoum and I am first time author of an educational book for children. The title of my book is "Writing without Reversing in One Week". This title is inspired by and reflects my own experience with my son's struggle with reversed writing.

Reversed writing, or reversing the direction of numbers and letters, is one of the most common challenges for children when they are introduced to writing in their early learning years. The struggle period varies from one child to another, but it may take some children up to a couple of years to overcome reversing, which may create frustration to those children and hinder their learning progress.

The book presents unique techniques to help children with overcoming reversed writing in no time. Utilizing witty, simple concepts presented in a captivating context, the book serves as an amazing fun-based learning experience for children and their mentoring adults. The book's techniques are based on the simple concept of the left and right directions, mind-boggling illustrations (created by my 11 years old daughter), the concept of concentrating on the few to learn the whole, and the power of music in reinforcing learning, as the book comes with a song performed by my children on YouTube (

Executing this book project with the help of my own children has been an extraordinary journey of valuable lessons and profound fulfillments.

To learn more about "Writing without Reversing in One Week", kindly visit my website at The book is available in a Kindle edition on at the following URL

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the potential readers of my book, and to thank this respected site and particularly the members of this group for providing authors with the opportunity to introduce and promote their books.

Thank you!

Set 15, 2013, 12:00 pm

Thanks for reading my author promotion. Free on Kindle (everywhere allowed by Kindle) is a 1930's historical fiction romantic thriller with a few portions based on the author's childhood travels with some of the Big Bands of the jazz-swing era. Dad's musical credits can be read on most search engines using, "charles frankhauser trumpet" as a search key. Free Friday 09/20/2013 & Saturday 9/21. A naive young man falls in love with a German showgirl involved in espionage prior to WWII. and in UK the site is for some background on the author's travels the memoir, Miss Williams, was written to encourage disadvantaged youth.

Set 20, 2013, 3:08 pm

Free short story and a giveaway!

First, the prequel to the Tales of the Gothic Warrior short story series, Gothic Genesis, is free on Amazon through 9/23.

THIS SERIES IS MEANT TO BE UNREALISTIC FUN. If complete believability is a must, it might not be for you... but if you like the sound of a non-magical female brawler standing toe to toe with huge men and monsters in brutal fistfights on sheer toughness and badassery, maybe it is.

After beating up a player from a rival football team, high school sports star Freya finds herself under investigation for his disappearance. Resolving to find him and clear her name herself, she teams up with psychic outcast Annabeth on a quest that will start a great friendship and change her life forever.

Secondly, enter my giveaway for a chance at a free paperback copy of the second novel in the Legend of the Iron Flower series!

Action-packed fantasy adventure with a powerhouse female epic warrior in the spirit of Achilles or Beowulf.

Years are only one way to age in this tale of a young warrior whose army-slaying sword belies her kind heart.

One of the greatest fighters in the world, nearly indestructible Rose lets few things strike fear into her--but magic is one of them. Nonetheless, she seeks out the magical dangers left by the ancients alongside warrior partner Finn and curious scholar Derrick in order to protect others from them. Their mission is complicated by Rose and Finn's budding romance, as her choice of lifestyle conflicts with his expectations for the woman he loves. But after their quest pits against such titanic foes as a prince able to slay a thousand men in a day and a draconic archmage, will Rose be forced to embrace the very magic she fears?

Second in the Iron Flower series, but you do not need to have read the first to enjoy this one - either is a great starting point to the adventures of Rose.

Set 21, 2013, 12:29 pm

New hard, military science fiction novel available now for download from Amazon Kindle Books.
Download a free sample, or borrow for free if you are an Amazon Prime member!

By the year 3335, Earth has expanded its sphere of influence out beyond the solar system. Interstellar trade with alien species is commonplace, as is competition with other advanced, sentient species for resources in deep space. Constantly changing vantage points provide a wild ride and a thrilling view of future Earth. Metropolises that cover North America's continental shelves, body-implanted wetware, faster-than-light travel, and contact with alien lifeforms have caused a sea-change in Earth culture and the average human's thoughts about life, religion, and even ancient history. An Invisible Thread is a chronicle of a critical period in Earth's future history powered by Byzantine political machinations, visions of violent combat on exotic worlds, and contact with bizarre, alien lifeforms. The compelling stories of vulnerable, flawed, heroic and tragic characters are related through an adventure both intimate in its perspective and galactic in its overall scope.

Official website for An Invisible Thread: The War in the Orion Arm:

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Set 28, 2013, 10:52 pm

Newly released - the fifth book in the Legend of the Iron Flower series, featuring one of the toughest heroines you've ever seen!

Action-packed fantasy adventure with a powerhouse female epic warrior in the spirit of Achilles or Beowulf.

The continuing saga of a warrior whose army-slaying sword belies her kind heart.

Nearly indestructible heroine Rose gets a letter from a foreign king inviting her to discuss opening a new branch of the center for magical study she helps run. Upon arriving in his kingdom of Terlon, she learns that his true motive is to request her aid against invaders from a larger country. Though annoyed by his deception, her compassion does not allow her to turn a blind eye to the suffering of his people and she agrees to help.

Following unfavorable developments in the war, Rose finds more and more responsibilities being heaped upon her shoulders. A bitter dispute breaks out over the leadership of Terlon with her caught in the middle, and a battle with the enemy nation's war god looms near. But even that might not be the most daunting trouble fate has planned for her.

Editado: Set 30, 2013, 3:51 pm

My new book, Secret of the Savior: The Myth of the Messiah in Mark, reveals where the story of Jesus really comes from. It unearths the hidden history buried beneath the surface story in the earliest Gospel. Jesus is a symbol of salvation. The story of Jesus recapitulates the history of salvation, from the Exodus to the destruction of Jerusalem by Rome. Jesus stands for a series of savior figures, from Joshua to David to the Teacher of Righteousness, and beyond. Mark's message is that God has always saved his people, and that in the end, Israel will rise again. That is the meaning of the resurrection.
Author's website:

Out 4, 2013, 10:51 am

Ever just need to get away from it all? Come visit the Moon Realm. Travel among its ancient civilizations. Ever ride a lion-like cat the size of a draft horse? No?! Come on, let's go battle a mad land dragon of Dain, or gaze into a magic peerin and manipulate the magic that lies just beneath reality.

Still not convinced? Add a cursed sword, a flying feathered seahorse, a thinking chest of drawers that can fix just about anything. Still not enough? What are you waiting for? I know, how'd you like to step into dystopian versions of your favorite bedtime tales, so twisted and dark you can barely recognize them? All you need to enter is a coin, The Moon Coin.

Out 4, 2013, 11:17 pm

Hello Authors!

My debut poetry collection, "That Which Lives Within" is out and about! Today marked the beginning of my month long LibraryThing Giveaway of 10 signed print copies, so if you're interested please sign up. Otherwise it's available in print and e-book on Amazon, e-book on Barnes & Noble.

If you're interested in a few samples you can visit my website: Also, several of my poems were published in this month's "Synchronized Chaos" ezine.

This poetry collection if comprised of mostly free verse although there is some rhyming poems. I've also created and included a full-color section of "poepics", or poetry infused images. This collection of poems is an insightful and reflective journey through my life thus far, taking a look at the good the bad the ugly. The poems include expressions of inspired moments, thoughts, and experiences. I recognize that any and everything in life possesses the potential to draw inspiration to create from us and that is what I show in this collection. Most certainly self-discovery is a creative process in and of itself and that's what this book is really about; it's about seeing one's self from within, without, above, around and away. We're not going to like everything but we'll certainly find things we like along the way. It's about lessons and love, grief and disappointment, the beauty of life and the ugly truths. That Which Lives Within has the chance to be a bridge between people because we are all so different but we all have something that lives within and either we connect through such similarities or connect as we learn about each other's lives and experiences. I hope this book can find a bridge to That Which Lives Within us all.

Here are a few review blurbs:

"...The book tells the story of metamorphosis. It’s about going on a journey and growing and not running away from the storms of life. It’s learning from the past and looking forward to what the future will bring. Everyone can relate and can take something valuable and essential from this collection."
- 4 out of 5 stars
Talisha Harrison, author of "The Unconsciousness of an Ethiopian Princess College Days of Future Past"

"I love poetry and this is definitely poetry that any verse-aholic will love.

This anthology is well-written and the depth of the message behind the poetry will captivate you....

I think this work needs exposure. There are so many great modern poets out there to be read! ELPy is one of them...."
- 5 out of 5 stars
Maja Dezulovic, author of "The 360 Degree Heart"

Thank you for taking the time to read this and consider my work, much appreciated! If you are interested in reviewing an electronic version of this book please contact me.

author of "That Which Lives Within"

Out 6, 2013, 11:22 am

My second novel, Silencing Orpheus , has just come out!

Would you like to see a trailer for the novel?:

Here's the back cover text:
Orpheus has vowed never to touch a woman, play music or sing again if he can’t be with his wife. Since he cannot cross the river Styx, he has spent millennia wandering. Others are watching him, though, and waiting to balance the natural order of things. Can a boy who was almost sold into a life of sexual slavery teach this immortal to love again before it’s too late?

Out 6, 2013, 9:45 pm

Enter my giveaway for a chance at a free paperback of Iron Champion (described above)!

Also, my other giveaway for a paperback of the second book in the same series is still open.

Out 10, 2013, 1:22 pm

Deepest Doors, Psychological Thiller was named a "Thrill of the Month" for September by

Released September 1, 2013. Enter for a chance to win a signed copy

When a chance collision with a beautiful woman in Central Park results in a head injury, international consultant James McBride’s perfectly structured and rote life suddenly begins to unravel as he learns that every memory he has seems to be false and, in fact, he is not the same person that he thinks he is.

James McBride is a workaholic who thinks his life is almost perfect the way it is. He goes into the office early, stays late, works weekends, travels to exotic locations and has no ambitions of a wife, girlfriend or any type of social life. All of this changes one afternoon after a collision with a beautiful woman forces him to ‘break routine’. Injured and dazed by a fall, she helps him to her apartment to rest. By the next day, they find themselves being pursued by people from his firm, singularly intent on killing her and capturing him.

Even before its release, reviews had been quite positive. "Paul Winters has written an unputdownable thriller with the kind of authenticity that any agent or cop will find irresistible." said Michael Levine, New York Times Bestselling author of Deep Cover and The Big White Lie.

Goodreads Giveaway:


Barnes & Noble

At my website, you can download a free short story names it a "Thrill of the Month" for September 2013

Out 21, 2013, 10:43 pm

A new cozy mystery series set in Cold Creek, Virginia (fictitious place), the first in the series is now published. It features a female professor and psychologist turned sleuth as a result of her role in responding to crises on the campus of private 4-year college.

Synopsis: Sheridan Hendley is a professor and psychologist, not a sleuth. When Adam Millberg is murdered, she is charged with helping the Detective assigned to the case. Immediately, her good friend becomes the prime suspect and Sheridan is motivated to help solve the case and prove Kim isn’t guilty. It also becomes apparent that Sheridan is attracted to the handsome Detective. As Sheridan tries to connect all the people in Adam’s life, she finds that out many women have a motive for Adam’s murder. Slashed tires are the first indication that Sheridan’s involvement is obviously making someone nervous.

It is available through Amazon in kindle and paperback:

It is also available in other formats through smashwords:

Out 23, 2013, 4:58 am

I'm looking to expand Permanently Beat Hypothyroidism Naturally's reach by having it read and reviewed. I'm willing to send gift copies to readers/reviewers who are interested. For those who are interested, this book is FREE on Member Giveaway until the 24th of October - I'm only giving away 10 copies, so hurry and request your copy NOW!. Or you can simply comment on my page and leave your email address and preferred book format, and then I'll send you a copy right away.

Out 29, 2013, 12:45 am

BETRAYED by Morgan St. James. Teenage ballet protege kidnapped, sold to a brothel, beaten then left for dead. She rebuilds her body and life, but struggles with nightmares. Will she get revenge?
Visit or the Facebook fan page

Editado: Nov 7, 2013, 9:18 am

Hi Friends,

I have recently published an ebook, 'The Arithmetic of Breasts and Other Stories'.

This cluster of 7½ literary short stories presents to you the romantic-sexual facets of: Narain who lusts for Munika, hypnotized by her bosom in The Arithmetic of Breasts, and old Jaganlal who wants a favour from young Dia in The Room with a Sea-view.

Jackie who is in love with Nic in Sky Park, and the surgeon in Dr. Love who is changing much more than Sneha’s hairline, nose, lip and chin.

Shonali and Neel who are realizing that infidelity might not be such an easy thing in The Scent of a Conscience, and a woman who walks the tight rope between tradition and sexual exploitation in A place they call Scary.

And, Sunil who meets the woman of his desires in What Men Want through an adult dating site.

One of my earliest readers said, ‘Through these stories, Rochelle Potkar explores the intensely personal ‘unrelationship’ that exists alongside its conventional twin, the relationship.

You will find the book here:

Smashwords link:

Happy Reading!

My website:

Rochelle Potkar

Editado: Nov 9, 2013, 5:25 pm

Free ebook novella promo November 29-30 (two days), 2013, coming up on Amazon . . .

C2H6O: The Annihilation of the Blossoms by author D. E. Clayton


New ebook charts beleaguered Fourth Estate newshound through tale of excess and search for redemption

LOS ANGELES—C2H6O: The Annihilation of the Blossoms is a just-released novella by Southern California writer D. E. Clayton.

This sobering, sometimes darkly comic and humorous story captures three days and nights in the life of Jack Markgraf, a middle-aged newspaper reporter who has seen too much blood, too much death, too much of the mundane—and not enough alcohol. Or so he thinks. An experienced and opinionated journeyman journalist, Jack obsesses as much over the painstaking creation of a fine martini—and the nightly rearrangements of his oversized Beatles wall posters—as he does about perfection on the job and the need to tell “good stories.”

He’s a martini man first and foremost, but he loves it all—Chilean cabernets; Hungarian reds; tequila and mescal; tall, golden lagers; the sweet, orange-flavored liqueur. It’s all okay with him—until finally it isn’t.

Jack stumbles through boozy nights, intense days at the newspaper, and the nuanced spirit paths that somehow manage to discover him, while snapshot-like memories of his past flash before him. Ultimately he comes to a sloppy reckoning with his drinking fixations, but is it soon enough? Or too little, too late?

This book is a good read for anybody involved with, or interested in, the world of newspaper journalism and the drinking life that often complements the sometimes grim and onerous grind of daily news gathering. The pace is brisk. Clayton writes from the perspective of one who has suffered the romantic allure of the drinking-and-writing life, and Jack Markgraf’s quest for sobriety, recovery, and personal transformation will especially resonate with those readers who have traveled the same or similar paths.

(The book is set in the early 1990s, a dozen years after the 1980 death of John Lennon. Jack, in his early 40s and a child of the 1950s, is stuck, a bit, in the Sixties.)

C2H6O: The Annihilation of the Blossoms is published by O’Baoighill Publishers and has been designed by 52 Novels ( for reading in ebook format. Length: 21,000 words, approximately.

Inquiries: Elka Andersdottir (

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"A hero's journey at the crossroads of fiction, fantasy, and blurred memoir."
-- D.E.C., Riverside, California

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Author Biography

D. E. Clayton has worked in magazine, newspaper, and book publishing for more than 30 years as a writer and editor. Originally from Northern California’s Bay Area, he attended public schools in Southern California and was an honors student and all-league basketball player in high school. After dropping out of a leading research university, Clayton later earned degrees elsewhere in journalism and law. He worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for 19 years in Southern California’s Inland Empire region; prior to that he briefly wrote for and edited a music and entertainment industry trade journal based in Hollywood. Most recently he has worked as a technical writer and book editor in the computer software industry. Before his career in print and digital publishing, Clayton labored as a movie theater usher, bus driver, shower stall fabricator, print shop bundler, hardware salesman, dishwasher, housepainter, janitor, warehouseman for a greeting card company, pizza cook, and bartender.


Free on the Kindle Reader, or download the easy, free Kindle software and read on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop PC/Mac.

Happy Thanksgiving.



Nov 15, 2013, 6:36 am

"The frights were so scary, I was so creeped out!" - Beta Reader.

The discovery of a woman's heavily mutilated body in the Surrey countryside leads Detective Inspector Paul Sinclair into the most bizarre case he has ever faced, in which the stories he hears are at least as bewildering as the seemingly unconnected people being slaughtered all around, even after the prime suspect is himself found dead.

Most confusing of all is the note left by the dead woman, written in her own blood:


Check out the trailer at:


Nov 15, 2013, 12:50 pm

My Hypatia: Her Life and Times is drawing some attention from the scientific community. I have a lengthy radio interview about Hypatia at "Science for the People" which can be heard here:


Nov 16, 2013, 7:48 pm

FREE novella, “Orphan’s Gold” is a tale about a 14-year-old time traveler. I’m hoping readers will add their stars and comments on this eBook before the January release of my science fiction collection based on “The Arabian Nights”. The free novella also contains a preview story from the new book. If you like the preview story and want to review the new collection, please email:

"Orphan's Gold" is free from a number of vendors, including:
Barnes & Noble

Dez 8, 2013, 11:44 am

The newly published crime thriller by Max China.

The Sister:

Cornwall, England 1967: Two children witness a murder. One, a young Irish girl, views it from miles away, the other a seven-year old boy, from fifty yards . . .

London 2006: With retirement looming, DCI John Kennedy reopens the only unresolved case in his career - the disappearance of a young nurse twenty-three years earlier. Following the broadcast of a cold case reconstruction, a witness comes forward. Kennedy, now set on the trail of a serial killer, unwittingly sparks a sequence of events that to his horror, lead back to him. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes apparent that the murderer is no ordinary adversary. Resourceful and cunning, he has been operating undetected for over forty years, and it seems that only the original witnesses from 1967 can stop him.
But they have yet to meet . . .

A devious and compelling thriller that will keep you guessing from start to finish,

'A beautifully woven tapestry of exciting episodes, combined with very well drawn characters. The story doesn't flag at all. It held me every minute, I was reading it. This is the work of a master storyteller and a very good writer' Source:

Dez 12, 2013, 7:15 pm

I've written half a dozen books, and have recently started selling on Amazon too. I'm looking for reviews - isn't everyone!

This is one a romance set in Moscow.

Wildcat in Moscow
By Storm Chase

"Not only is Chelsea broke, but the police think she has colluded in a financial swindle. Worse, loan shark Carlos Santiago is after her too, determined to make her pay up for her stepfather’s debts. Then Vladimir Voyeykov, rumoured to be a member of the Red Mafia, enters the mix. He whisks Chelsea to Moscow where she is catapulted into a world filled with intrigue - and passion."

Hope you enjoy it!

Dez 28, 2013, 10:14 pm

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to let everyone know that my Member Giveaway of two of my books (eBook formats of A Warrior's Redemption and Agent with a History ) begins tomorrow the 29th of December. The signup for them will last a month.

Genre for, A Warrior's Redemption: Epic Fantasy/Science Fiction
Genre for, Agent with a History: Action Adventure/Romance Thriller

A tip for everyone, who decides to leave a review of either of my books is that I will supply the next book of the series to that worthy individual for free. Give me proof of a review of the second book and I will send you the third book for free. Get the picture. Happy reading everyone!

My author website,

Book Blurb, A Warrior's Redemption
When Roric was born little did he know that his family would die violently as he watched and that his world would crumble only to later find himself chained into the life of a slave forced to survive in the world of the arena where every match meant death for someone, but he survived and one day he escaped.

A Warrior’s Redemption is the beginning of a family saga that starts with a boy named Roric. He lives on a distant world that is full of unrest, where disputes are settled by the sword. Little is known of how they came to this world, only that they came from a place known as Earth, in the distant past. How they came is a mystery that some want to discover again while others would gladly die to keep those secrets from ever seeing the light of day. Roric’s father tired of keeping the secrets of his ancestors, from the people of his nation, forsakes his family’s oath, and leaves to find peace in another land. Little did he know that the wickedness of the land that he settles in would kill him and all his family, except for his oldest son, Roric. Roric, embittered by seeing the death of his family, finds himself sold into slavery. He becomes a survivor in the arena, where man is matched to the death against man and beast alike. He escapes only to pursue a life of vengeance against those who afflicted him and killed his family. Tormented by a life without peace, he remembers the guiding words of his mother, which open up a path of redemption that becomes the guiding influence of his life. Through acts of intrigue and deception he is lead to the awareness of the darker menace within a spiritual world that is unseen, but that he is no less involved in. He travels to the land of his ancestors, a place of majestic mountains and the valleys that lie between them that are settled by a people that exist in peace only because of the warriors that have fought and died to keep them so. It is in protecting these people that Roric finds a reason worth fighting for. He grapples with the long held secrets of his family and unlike his father before him, decides to fight so that his people can remain free. He rises above his humble past to become a leader that inspires a nation in its fight for survival and becomes a legend.

Amazon Link, A Warrior's Redemption:

Book Blurb, Agent with a History
It’s been one long day for Lisa and her headache is living proof of it. Most of it she blamed on the full moon outside. Things always got crazy this time of the month, but this month was exceptional. She needed sleep bad and only hoped the nightmares that haunted her would leave her alone for at least one night. They don’t. She wakes up as usual screaming only to find out that her nightmare has just begun, because she’s not alone in her room.

One man has been gruesomely tortured to death in a ritualistic killing. An entire police precinct has been reconstructed down to the smallest detail in an abandoned warehouse and a mysterious stranger known only as Flint seems to be the cause of it all. It’s a case that is fast turning into one big headache for Lisa Tauranto a detective for the NYPD, but it gets much worse when her past, that she’s tried so hard to bury, rises up to engulf her in its golden grip once again. Lisa is ripped from the existence that she so pain stakingly built for herself into a mixed up world of intrigue, where nothing is as it seems. It’s a fight to survive and to protect what she is sworn to, but will love conquer all? Will she betray her oath to be happy? Does she even have a choice anymore or does a several thousand year old mystery hold enough weight in treasure to drag her down with it? Everyone wants her dead, everyone that is but for one man who is the cause of all her upheaval in the first place. He’s an agent working for someone, but she doesn’t know who. She only hopes he’s as good as his kisses make her believe him to be.

Amazon Link, Agent with a History:

Best Regards,
Guy Stanton, III

Editado: Dez 31, 2013, 4:38 pm

New Release: "Lemurian Medium" A Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery Series by G G Collins

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Jan 4, 2014, 9:51 pm

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Action-packed fantasy adventure with a touch of romance and one or two badass female warriors.

After losing his memory, Jack had moved on and started a family with the woman who saved his life. But when his former love finds him at his humble inn and reveals Jack was once a warrior king, he remembers her place in his heart. For all he adores his wife, he is hard pressed to reject the powerful queen who loves him.

Urged to take back his throne and longing to complete his memory, Jack visits his homeland. There, he battles an elusive mage with ambitions to take the crown while his wife is terrorized by a ghostly stalker seeking revenge. But as he struggles to defend his loved ones from these mysterious foes, the mistakes of his own past may be prove to be his undoing.

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Also, enter my Goodreads giveaway for paperback copies of Books 3 and 4 of the Legend of the Iron Flower series, Iron Bonds and Iron Tears!

Jan 5, 2014, 1:15 pm

Amazon has the e-version of Fool's Journey on a 99 cent countdown promotion until January 12

From Amazon reviewers:
"FOOL'S JOURNEY is written with wit, warmth, and wisdom. This novel is more than a mystery, though it's certainly a compelling one. It is an adult coming of age novel about an intelligent woman with a gift and a knack for attracting some very provocative and dangerous companions. Who can she really trust...? I loved this book! Brava!"

"I enjoyed this book immensely! The Fool's Journey had many twists and turns that kept the reader surprised and engaged. Mary Chase did an excellent job of developing the characters in this book as well as the past each character tries so desperately to escape. This book also shows the many sides to every story while showing that things are not always what they seem. The author sets the book in Seattle, where it is dreary more often than not. Adding to the images of Tarot readings, and hidden messages of Poetry, this book will definitely keep you awake until the end."

"This is the 2nd book I read by Comstock. It did not disappoint me. A good mystery and some magic. Just the right amount that you can believe it could happen."

Jan 6, 2014, 4:21 am

I'm looking to expand Survive and Thrive's reach by having it read and reviewed. I'm willing to send gift copies to readers/reviewers who are interested. For those who are interested, this book is FREE on Member Giveaway until the 13th of January - I'm only giving away 10 copies, so hurry and request your copy NOW!. Or you can simply comment on my page and leave your email address and preferred book format, and then I'll send you a copy right away.

Jan 10, 2014, 10:48 pm

Like a majorly kickass heroine? This one might be for you...

Action-packed fantasy adventure with a powerhouse female epic warrior in the spirit of Achilles or Beowulf.

The tale of a mighty warrior torn between the power of the sword and her longing for a peaceful life.

A young woman with a kind heart and amazing resilience, Rose becomes a warrior thinking she can better the world. Despite the wealth and fame she wins as one of the greatest champions of her time, the bloody reality of her new life is nothing like her ideal dream. She yearns for a chance to escape the violence.

She finds that chance in Ethan, the leader of an altruistic pacifist group. But when a barbarian horde invades their kingdom, Rose knows that she could make a big difference by taking up her sword again. Will her need to protect her homeland cost her the man she loves?

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Editado: Jan 13, 2014, 7:55 pm

'...Everything, the:

a "everything" in the workaday sense of "all the things"; the world of physical objects and events in which we live. b "everything" in the more rarefied sense of "it all"; reality, the very fabric of existence, as a single undivided whole. c (principally scientific) space and time on the grand scale (see everythingology and everythingologist)...'

Editado: Jan 13, 2014, 8:01 pm

'...Where better than from darkness to behold light, or in stories and dreams to glimpse truth?...' (The Golden Ones ch 14, verse 6).

Editado: Jan 13, 2014, 8:28 pm

'...In the end, I think, it all boils down to what you might call a matter of metaphysical geography: what is this place in which we find ourselves? Where are we?...'

Jan 13, 2014, 8:20 pm

Jan 14, 2014, 8:13 pm

Well I am definitely going to read that!

Jan 20, 2014, 5:18 am

TURN A BLIND EYE - mystery/suspense - Free on Amazon January 20 to 24, 2014

Hi Everyone – For those of you who like a whole lotta Florida with your mystery, I’d like to suggest TURN A BLIND EYE (A Florida Murder Mystery). It’s a good old-fashioned murder mystery involving treasure salvage, timeshare and drug smuggling set in the sunshine state.

Description: Eight years ago, Michigan retirees, Jack and Beverly Donnelly, had helped Libby Newton recover from an unspeakable tragedy. Now the tables are turned and it’s the old couple who need Libby’s help when the most recent consequences of Beverly’s progressing dementia have left the old couple homeless. Libby, now the general manager of Banyan Bay Resorts, one of Orlando’s premier timesharing properties, secretly stashes the old couple in a new luxury unit intended for the resort’s VIP guests until she can find them a new home. But the problems start almost immediately as Beverly’s dementia leaves her in a state of constant confusion over her unfamiliar surroundings and when she announces that she’s seen “Thanksgiving pilgrims” unloading boxes behind the resort’s pizzeria, Beverly’s announcement falls on deaf ears – until Rebecca Kendall, an attorney from Seattle, shows up at the resort a short time later, trying to retrace the last steps of her nineteen-year-old Amish daughter, found dead in a south Florida motel six weeks earlier. Libby doesn’t believe the two incidents are connected until Beverly is found dead a short time later, the tragic victim of a double homicide. With the help of her sister, Mia, who’s in Florida doing an exposé on the elusive treasure salvor, Dain Lyons, they retrace Beverly’s last steps – only to stumble upon a killer who soon has the sisters convinced that poor Beverly had been the sanest one of them all.

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Jan 20, 2014, 8:02 am

Trying a Brand New promotional method....

I have convinced my publisher to try something very unique (and never tried before I believe) as we promote Deepest Doors. While most eReader sites such as Amazon and Apple allow for sampling of a book, it is usually restricted to 20% or less. In an effort to build additional sales, I have talked my publisher into allowing readers to sample the first 75% free. My theory is that, if it is a good thriller, new readers will hit a point where they can’t put it down and complete the purchase.

Since Amazon and Apple do not allow for this adjustment, we have chosen another vendor, Smashwords, for this promotion. The book can be found at If you have not yet read the book, please check it out. You can read most of the book before deciding if you want to buy it.

Please check it out!

Jan 20, 2014, 10:10 am

Hi all

My name is Julian Pencilliah and recently my debut book The Jetstream of Success was published.

For those of you who have never heard of my book, The Jetstream of Success offers you the framework to become a student of your own history. It helps you to redefine yourself and as a result, your future. Life is meant to be a synchronistic journey of achieving your dreams. We need to define and quantify our processes of achieving success. The Jetstream of Success will school you in a vast range of awareness and frame very strong criteria to measure your intellectual processes against; allowing you to reinvent yourself more conducive to your success.

There are free sample chapters on my website

I am also looking for people to write reviews and if you are interested please let me know and I'll email a voucher so that you can download it from Amazon.


Editado: Jan 21, 2014, 4:14 pm

First two books in Phillip McGuire mystery/suspense series published by Curiosity Quills. Tortured Truths introduces McGuire, a burnt-out foreign correspondent for good reason who after being released by the Hezbollah and their tortures returns to his university town to own and run a bar. Adventures come his way. The first one involves, wait for it, the Hezbollah.

The second, Heart Chants, features a half-Navajo, half-white character who believes he is a witch and can reopen the gates to the Holy People and receive new gifts to help the People deal with the White Man. Contains the best and most complete retelling of the amazing Navajo creation story that I know of that exists in fiction.

Jan 21, 2014, 7:12 pm

My new novel Seventh Night came out in November, but I was sickish so not much promotion got done as it should.

It's a light fantasy, similar in nature to The Princess Bride. Available in both ebook and hardback form.

Amazon Link:

I will offer up free ebook copies to reviewers with blogs or who review for publications. Contact if you're interested. E-mails with attachments will be deleted unopened, but please include links to your blog and/or explanation of where you post reviews.

Editado: Jan 27, 2014, 9:34 am

WARNING: SOMETHING ELSE IS HAPPENING is a dystopian fairy tale. In this novel, the fantasy creatures are e-beasts.

The title came from my niece Brynn’s linear algebra instructor at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He said it, and Brynn wrote it down. Obviously, someone had to write a book to go with such a great title.

If it were a movie, it would be rated PG. One minor character curses a blue streak because cursing is how he relates to his fellow man. But he is only in part of one chapter.


A tribe of e-beasts called The Dreadful Night have a vendetta against the human race. They hurt people for fun.

Cel, an intelligent and idealistic e-beast, is on a hero’s quest to re-establish good order in Networld.

Something else happens instead

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Jan 29, 2014, 3:51 pm

I am an author of inspirational and romantic suspense novels. Husband and I are Network Marketing Coaches and owners of Mustard Seed Marketing Group, LLC. They have several active blogs and readers are encouraged to visit their Author's Corner Blog, a place for authors and readers to connect. They host various blog parties throughout the year and many guest authors stop by to meet with readers.

Mr. Shipley's Governess (The Shipley Legacy)

Sophie Baird is looking for a way to escape the painful reality of her parents' deaths. Unable to live in their home any longer, she takes a job as a live-in tutor to Anastasia Shipley to remove herself from her painful memories and the feeling that God has abandoned her. Anastasia has an illness that has prevented her from ever attending school and makes her father, Sebastian, over protective. When Sophie first meets Sebastian, she cannot deny the intense attraction she feels toward him. When an unexpected romance begins between them, she starts to rebuild her relationship with God, with the help of a certain little girl.

Link to Mr. Shiplet's Governess (The Shipley Legacy)

Fev 4, 2014, 2:09 am

They always say, "Write what you know." Well, I know that I'm annoyed most of the time so I decided to write about everything that annoys me in this world. I Am Annoyed: One Man's Rants Against This Annoying World is a satirical book full of hilarious, outrageous, over-the-top, and sometimes very profane rants about all my annoyances. And here's something that's not annoying, my book is on sale for only 99 cents on the Amazon Kindle from now until the end of Sunday, Feb.9. If you're in the mood for something funny, please give my book a shot. Thanks for your time.

Fev 5, 2014, 6:55 pm


My name is Maria Chiara Marsciani and I'm the author of the novel 'URBINO, UNEXPECTEDLY: a story of love and self-discovery'.

It is an Italian love story and a coming-of-age journey through passion, sickness, family relationships and friendship.
Clara is twenty-two and, even if her life appears to be perfect, she is unhappy. When she meets Leonardo in Urbino, he crumbles her little black-and-white world and she begins to understand who she truly is and what she wants from her life. However, her newfound confidence triggers unforeseen reactions in family and friends that force her to redefine her relationship with her mother and also the meaning of friendship.
Growing up it is not easy, happiness is not free of pain and taking the future in your own hands can be scary.

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Fev 7, 2014, 6:59 pm

Birthday present to me from Digital Book Today: DBT is running a blog of mine called "Lewis Carroll on Social Media." This is a connection only I could make. Do you wonder how the heck I made THAT connection? Sure you do. Go to DBT onder an odd little scene from Through the Looking Glass.

Note: though there is a link to my new book WARNING: SOMETHING ELSE IS HAPPENING, the blog is not about books, writing, or me. It is about thinking in metaphors, which I excel at.

Fev 10, 2014, 5:08 am

CONTINUANCE - Free on Amazon February 10 to 14, 2014

Hi Everyone - My book, CONTINUANCE, will be free on Amazon for the next five days and I hope you'll have a chance to check it out. It's for all readers who like history with their mystery. The book alternates between dual time periods - 1905 New York City and present day - and is two separate stories connected by the century-old remains discovered in a pirate's tunnel in modern-day Savannah during an FBI search for a kidnapped seven-year-old child, the son of a wealthy New York City real estate tycoon. If you liked the alternating time periods in Tess Gerritsen's THE BONE GARDEN, you'll like CONTINUANCE.


Fev 13, 2014, 3:13 pm

Greta Smart Figures It Out, a modern story of love and imperfection
99 Cent (US) Valentines Day Sale through Feb. 14
Get your copy at

Fev 16, 2014, 8:30 pm

New release -

Action-packed fantasy adventure with a powerhouse female epic warrior in the spirit of Achilles or Beowulf.

The continuing saga of a warrior whose army-slaying sword belies her kind heart.

With the ultimate weapon in hand, treacherous prince Victor gathers allies from around the world to join him in his bid for Kayland. As civil war looms, Rose races against time to stop his power from growing out of hand and save her country. Foes old and new gather under his banner, forming the fearful coalition of the Tri-Principality. But when Victor using another guise calls forth the last survivors of an ancient civilization, will his deception force Rose and friends to exterminate an entire race?

Seventh in the Iron Flower series. Includes a bonus short story, "King of Heroes." Find it on:

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Also, enter my Goodreads giveaways for a paperback copies of Iron Tears, the fourth book in the same series, and my Arthurian fantasy Blood of Kings!

Finally, if you haven't read it yet, I'd like to remind you the first book in the Legend of the Iron Flower series, Iron Bloom, is free in ebook form at all major retailers.

Editado: Fev 22, 2014, 6:33 pm

Kirkus Reviews called it: "A stellar read for teens and adults, full of hilarious growing pains, tenderness, and a few surprises."

Chasing Prophecy
James Moser
YA Thriller, 230 pages, Kindle Format
Published January, 2014

Teens escape from a religious cult. Key themes include romance, mystery, and a unique paranormal twist (not a paranormal romance, though). In exchange for an honest review, I’m offering a free e-book from Amazon.

Parental Advisory—If this were a movie, it would definitely be rated PG-13 or higher. There are a couple of f-bombs and s-bombs, along with other language scattered throughout. For romance, there’s a bit of teen smooching, but no sex or explicit sexual references. Drug trafficking is key to the plot, though it is not shown to be glamorous, and there is no actual drug use described. In terms of violence, there are a couple of deaths, one of which is not pretty. There is a bit of magical realism, though no magic or spells. It's about par for the course in terms of mainstream YA these days, but I know that's not for everyone. Please know this going in, and choose to read (or not read) accordingly. I’d be fine with my own son reading it when he’s 14, but it’s OK for others to disagree. Click below to see if this might be for you!

Thanks for your interest! I am LOVING LibraryThing!

Jim in Seattle

Fev 23, 2014, 4:28 pm

The No-Homework Women's Bible Study: Group Hug
by Christine Tate

Put the fun back in small group Bible study! Ideal for newly formed Women's Bible studies or existing groups, this light, fun, 8 week Bible Study encourages group discussion of biblical perspectives on everyday topics. Each weekly lesson begins with an "Ice Breaker" section to get the conversation flowing, then moves on to a "Promise from God" section to provide group focus. This is then followed by a "Scripture References" section to guide the conversation through God's word. Next, a "Commentary" section provides food-for-thought to stimulate the discussion. The next section, "Discussion Questions", leads the group into deeper analysis and self-examination. Then, the "Opt. Weekly Challenges" section provides suggestions for ways to translate thoughts into action during the upcoming week. Finally, there is a "Closing Prayer" section to wrap up the session. Unique in its approach, this Bible study focuses on forming strong group bonds and providing an opportunity for women to really get to know and support each other as sisters in Christ. Be sure to watch for Group Hug II to be released in early 2014 as part of this 6 part series! Available in paperback, Nook, iPad and Kindle formats.

Mar 6, 2014, 9:47 am

Joanne Troppello Mr. Shipley's Governess

The Kindle format of Mr. Shipley's Governess is now available for $0.99, which is 87% OFF the list price. The 3 Day Sale ends on Sat., 3/8 at midnight.

Click to find book online

Blurb: Sophie Baird is looking for a way to escape the painful reality of her parents' deaths. Unable to live in their home any longer, she takes a job as a live-in tutor to Anastasia Shipley to remove herself from her painful memories and the feeling that God has abandoned her. Anastasia has an illness that has prevented her from ever attending school and makes her father, Sebastian, over protective. When Sophie first meets Sebastian, she cannot deny the intense attraction she feels toward him. When an unexpected romance begins between them, she starts to rebuild her relationship with God, with the help of a certain little girl.

Mr. Shipley's Governess

Read an excerpt...

Since Sebastian had given Anastasia a reprieve from schoolwork, Sophie had the rest of the day to herself. They’d just returned from their excursion to the park and Sophie was glad to be nice and cozy inside. Earlier, she had heard Anastasia’s giggles as she bantered with her grandfather. Apparently, they had been discussing which movie to settle in for that afternoon. She figured Sebastian and David had buried themselves under mounds of paperwork in the study. Left to her own devices, Sophie had taken a twenty-minute power nap. Now the restlessness set in and she decided to take a private tour of the London townhouse. Sebastian had given permission to explore to her heart’s content. However, she still felt like Belle from Beauty and the Beast and hoped her wanderings remained free of any hidden discoveries—like the Beast’s covered rose.

Sophie stepped out of her room and began roaming through the upstairs hallway. She found a narrow staircase at the end of the hall, which looked like the passageway to the servants’ quarters of a bygone era. As she climbed her way to the top, she reached another doorway. Hoping it opened, she turned the knob. Cobwebs and dust met her senses and she coughed as she entered. Now she truly felt like Belle, ready for Sebastian to come up after her growling that she’d intruded on sacred family ground.

Realizing she stepped into the attic, she moved slowly, groping for a light switch. Noticing a string hanging from the ceiling, she pulled it. A single light bulb illuminated the room. She saw at once that she’d come upon a treasure trove of family heirlooms and memories. Sensory overload halted her progress and then a large, worn-looking brown leather book caught her eye. Gingerly stepping on the floor boards, she mentally thanked the person that had placed the wooden planks across the rafters.

Sophie reached for the book and opened the cover, as dust filled her nostrils, causing her to sneeze. One by one, she began slowly turning the faded pages and saw a younger version of Alexander and, she assumed, his wife. Continuing to peruse the book, she noticed their two young sons. As she reached the middle pages, she observed Sebastian on his wedding day. Sophie gasped—she already thought he was handsome—but in the photo, his happiness shone through. Suddenly overwhelmed and saddened for all that he and his daughter had lost when Katherine passed away, she started tearing up. Closing the book, she held it to her chest. She wanted to find love someday with someone, hopefully Sebastian—like he had shared with his wife.
Author Joanne Troppello
About the author...

Joanne Troppello is an author of inspirational and romantic suspense novels. She and her husband are Network Marketing Coaches and owners of Mustard Seed Marketing Group, LLC. They have several active blogs and readers are encouraged to visit their Author's Corner Blog, a place for authors and readers to connect. They host various blog parties throughout the year and many guest authors stop by to meet with readers.

Find Mr. Shipley's Governess on Amazon for $0.99

Mar 17, 2014, 7:07 pm

Hi Everyone - My book, THE TIES THAT BIND, will be free on Amazon on March 17 to 21, 2014. The genre is mystery/suspense. I hope you have the chance to check it out. A little about the book:

In this standalone prequel to TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE…Four years ago, Brooke Connelly made the biggest mistake of her life when she betrayed her mobster boyfriend by tipping off the intended victim of his next hit. Thanks to her timely intervention, Chaz Longo was able to flee Las Vegas while Brooke opted to stay behind; a decision that nearly cost Brooke her life after she was beaten and left for dead by her boyfriend in retaliation for her betrayal. In desperation, Brooke turned to one of the most powerful men in Las Vegas for protection – unaware that her arrangement with Clint Staebler was non-negotiable and permanent.

Brooke has since relocated to L.A., where she’s the general manager of a popular restaurant and nightclub, both owned by Clint Staebler. With her recent engagement to a prominent Beverly Hills doctor and the impending arrival of their baby through a surrogate, Brooke is determined to cut all ties to her past but the cards seem to be stacked against her when her fiancé is enlisted to treat Chaz Longo, barely alive after foolishly returning to Vegas and crossing paths with Brooke’s former boyfriend. Brooke’s life is further complicated when her fiancé finds out about her past relationship with Clint Staebler and demands to know where her loyalties lie, especially after Chaz is later gunned down in Clint’s nightclub and Brooke is strangely reluctant to quit her job. Caught between a murderer and a man who refuses to let her go at all costs, Brooke plays her one trump card in the hopes that it will be powerful enough to sever her ties to her past, once and for all.

This is a sweeping murder mystery set against the glitzy backdrop of Vegas and the ostentatious wealth of L.A. where family secrets are exposed, past mistakes are never forgotten and revenge is what makes it all worthwhile…

Link to Amazon:

Mar 20, 2014, 10:38 am

It's Release Day for the paperback edition of my near-future novel, Division! So of course, I'm providing a link (Amazon -- B&N will follow) and a short blurb.

The link: (You can find the book on Amazon's UK and India stores, with more to come, via And here's the blurb (complete with third-person reference to yours truly):


Conjoined twins Gordon and Johnny have never let their condition keep them from living full and fulfilling lives. Now, new technology gives them a previously unimagined choice: to live in "normal," separate bodies. But who gets to choose? And what if one twin considers their conjoined life a blessing, not to be abandoned without a fight?

Division, like Wyle's earlier novels, uses original settings and situations to explore universal themes: the complexity and intensity of family relationships, the nature of individual identity, and the far-reaching effects of the choices we make.


At the moment (I don't know for how long), the paperback is available at a 10% discount. The paperback also comes with a free Kindle copy.

Mar 26, 2014, 1:19 pm

The Untold Story of Kim

#1 Hot New Release in two categories:

Amazon Bestseller's Rank:
#1 in Physical Impairment
#8 in Pain Management

Bestselling non-fiction author Ed Robinson brings you a powerful true story of one woman’s triumph over pain. It will lead you to hate doctors, lawyers, and insurance companies. By the time you finish, you’ll have fallen in love with Kim.
This deeply inspiring tale is destined to become the most important book ever written about chronic pain and pain management in today’s healthcare environment.

Mar 29, 2014, 2:45 pm

My first book, “For the Wounded Soul” is very special to me. In fact, so much so, that I got the title tattooed on my ankle. It was such a painful experience because the ankle is such a delicate area of the body, but it exemplified the title of the book and the pain was worth it.

The Editorial Review of the book at

The book, ‘For The Wounded Soul‘ was released on October 26, 2011. This 352 page book contains several compelling and gripping true stories of individuals who have experienced abuse, domestic violence, addiction, rape, prostitution, infidelity, death of a loved one, serving time in prison, alcoholism, adoption and more. Every page in this book makes you want to turn the next page. You won’t be able to put it down.

The author connects the dots by cleverly inserting her life story to make it more interesting and more life-like. You will feel her pain, sympathize with her and the others mentioned in the stories and finally realize at the end that we all are truly connected in more ways than we think. This is a MUST HAVE, book for your library.

The author tries to exemplify that what you go through may serve to empower you; if you look for the good in it and to always remember that you are never alone. Others go through similar things and still come out victorious and you can too! This book is enlightening, truly powerful, motivating, encouraging, and dynamic and an absolutely exceptional read.

Mar 31, 2014, 8:43 am

April fool's day is almost on us, and my fairy tale for the machine age with e-beasts is free. Its name is WARNING: SOMETHING ELSE IS HAPPENING.

Free March 31-April 3

Editado: Abr 3, 2014, 12:33 pm

I'm Randy Attwood. I was recently interviewed on one of those web-based radio stations, this one was located in Lawrence, KS. It was a fascinating experience. I talked about my writing life in a way I have never expressed before. The show is archived and you can get to it by going to my recent blog post:

My most recent novel, published by Curiosity Quills, is "Heart Chants," and it is being favorably compared to Tony Hillerman. One New Mexico reviewer said it was better and gave more information about the Navajo and their culture and history than Hillerman does. A great compliment. I think and believe "Heart Chants" has the best most complete retelling of the amazing Navajo creation story that exists in a work of fiction.

Happy to chat with any readers who are interested in the Navajo or Native American cultures.

Abr 3, 2014, 9:41 pm

For those who enjoy American historical fiction:

With Patriots Day (April 19) fast approaching, I am posting on my blog site 10 scenes about Paul Revere from my historical novel "Crossing the River," which is about the experiences of participants in the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the British army's retreat thereafter to Boston.

Editado: Abr 4, 2014, 9:39 am

Hi ..My name is Gladys Matar and I am a Syrian author and my book is about what is going on is the Arab society.

here is the description about the book ( Syrian Stories: the passionate pages of love and death)on Amazon:

"Syrian Stories" is a compilation of intriguing short stories that tell about what is going on in the author’s society. It is not about the war in Syria, rather about the people who find themselves trapped in pain and joy together. Once you start, you won’t want to put it down. This satire series is full of amazing comedy, drama, romance and adventure. Gladys Matar does a fantastic job of holding your attention and making you wonder what could be coming next.

Abr 4, 2014, 12:24 pm

My latest and most likely my last is a genre buster: A Young Adult Equine Science Fantasy called Silver Hooves in the Darkness. It can be found on Amazon:

Silver Hooves in the Darkness

Abr 13, 2014, 3:41 pm

Had some trouble getting the paperback and ebook editions linked properly and wanted to wait until they were, so here goes...

Action-packed fantasy adventure loosely inspired by the Red Riding Hood legend, featuring one tough female warrior.

After killing the werewolf that took her grandmother's life, a young girl is outcast from her village over the perceived taint from contact with the lycanthrope. A decade later she is the famous Red Rider, slayer of hundreds of werewolves. When she learns of a new breed of more intelligent lupines, her skills are put to the ultimate test, and even the help of other warriors such as overweight knight Herbert and cage fighting champion Evie may not be enough to overcome the rising threat.

Abr 17, 2014, 10:04 am

For anyone looking for juvenile horror, please check out my Raven Archives series by Dr. I. Seymour Youngblood...

SCREAM VACATION...Carter's spring break is a total bust. His family was Orlando bound until his twin sisters, Maren & Macee, sabotaged his dream vacation with their dorky ghost-hunting obsession. Now, he's stuck in some "haunted" backwoods cabin in the middle of nowhere all because his sister's favorite show is filming there during spring break. But what Carter always made fun, his sister's love of the supernatural, turns out to be no laughing matter on their SCREAM VACATION.

THE PRETTY GIRL...“Pelham, smell ‘em. Pelham, smell ‘em.” Kids can be so mean. They had been chanting that phrase since kindergarten. Even at five years old Pelham was not a cool kid, and her classmates never let her forget it. She wasn’t good at school, or sports, and definitely not good at talking with boys. That was all before she found the magic mirror that seemed an answer to her prayers. Day after day after day her wishes came true, but at what price? Was she living a dream, or was she wishing herself into a nightmare? The mirror could reveal her heart’s desire, but would she abuse the power before it could transform her into what she always wanted to be...The Pretty Girl?

ENTOMOPHOBIA...She heard the sound of a thousand angry insects, chattering. The last thing Lexi heard was a voice, “She will join us or she will die.” It was a dream. Just a dream. And for a while, Lexi believed that. In real life, she was a winner. Anything she put her mind to, which was any competition, she excelled. She didn't care about being popular, but she cared about winning. And Lexi wasn’t about to start losing to the new girl at school. Each time Jill won, it bugged Lexi. When the new girl started winning over Lexi’s friends, it set Lexi's skin to crawling. Not to mention that the dreams were getting worse. Was Lexi really suffering from jealousy or a major case of Entomophobia?

They are intended for ages 8-14 and are available in all formats at Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Smashwords.

Thank you and have a great day.

Dr. I. Seymour Youngblood

Editado: Abr 18, 2014, 4:25 am

I recently published a collection of short stories, urban fantasy with a touch of humor, Squirrel of Magic. It's available on Amazon and Smashwords. I'm trying to offer a giveaway here, but it's been pending for two days. I'm not sure what went wrong. Does anyone have any ideas?

Maio 3, 2014, 1:17 am

I am a new author that had just published my
first book called "A Long Journey to Home" by
Samantha Crystal. This is my first book and I would like
to share my first book with the world. This inspiring book
will take you on a journey from desperation to triumph. It encourages
survivors/victims of child abuse & domestic violence
to Speak Up against these cowards and educate the public
what survivors/victims like myself had to deal with
the aftermath of abuse. It will make you laugh, cry, and
it will make you think. You will LOVE this book! It is available
now on amazon, barns &nobles, and on
the other 2800 online bookstores. ENJOY!

Maio 9, 2014, 2:20 am

Good day to all,
I'm looking to extend Time Management Mastery's span by having it read and reviewed. I'm giving away 20 copies of my book for those who are interested.For those who want to request a copy of my book, you can comment on my page and leave your email address and preferred book format so that i can send you the copy.

Maio 9, 2014, 2:55 am

Hi there! I'm a new author and i just release my book entitled "Ultimate Memory Mastery". For those interested you can request a copy on Member Giveaway or you can just leave a comment on my page with your email address and preferred book format.

Maio 19, 2014, 9:27 am

Hi Everyone - My new book, NO HARD FEELINGS, a Kate Stanton Mystery is free on Amazon from May 18 - 22, 2014 and I invite you to go to Amazon and download it. It's the second book in the Kate Stanton Mystery series and this one involves Kate Stanton, the feisty semi-retired real estate broker and her two granddaughters, Liz and Karen.

Current Ranking on Amazon: 4.2 out of 5 stars on 11 reviews; #4 on Amazon for Family Sagas

Here's a bit more about the book:

Some secrets can’t stay hidden, especially when they involve murder…Liz Farrell is still reeling over the murder of her mother almost a year earlier at the hands of her father, Leo Bauer, when she receives the startling news that she’s inherited her estranged father’s sizable estate. Unable to come to terms with her father’s unspeakable legacy, Liz and her grandmother, Kate Stanton, visit Leo’s property in Benedict Canyon, desperately hoping to find closure. Instead, they find a bunker hidden under an old hunting lodge that had been used by Leo at one time to hold Liz’s mother captive. Horrified by the discovery, Liz immediately orders the bunker filled and the lodge destroyed but the ensuing demolition quickly comes to a grinding halt after a man’s remains are discovered in a shallow grave at the base of the old lodge. Once the press get wind of the gruesome discovery, rumors quickly surface, linking the remains to a murder spree that took place at the same address almost half a century earlier; a murder spree conveniently covered up by the governor at the time who also happened to be Leo Bauer’s stepbrother. Liz and Kate’s efforts to uncover the truth behind the murders are soon hampered by family secrets and a killer who’s intent on finishing the job started almost fifty years ago.

Amazon Link:

If you like reading about women sleuths, you'll like this book!

Maio 30, 2014, 8:42 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm Aleks. I'm a Psychologist and self-development author from sunny Sydney Australia. I've been looking for an interesting writer's group to join in order to learn and share what I know and connect to like-minded people.

I have a new book coming out in 3-4 weeks where I interviewed best-selling business and self-improvement entrepreneurs and will offer a synopsis of it next time I post if that is acceptable to the group. I'll be happy to offer a review copy to those who may be interested.

Other than that, I hope everyone is well and I look forward to contributing where I can :)

Jun 3, 2014, 7:16 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm C.A. Pack and my YA fantasy Chronicles: The Library of Illumination recently came out. It's about a couple of teens chosen to oversee the operation of a very unique library.

If you opened a book and the characters sprang to life, what would you do? Run away? Pretend you’re not quaking in your shoes? Or accept it with equal measures of awe and respect because, hey, where else could you meet Mary Poppins, Albert Einstein, or Tarzan—in the flesh. This is the dilemma 17-year-old Johanna Charette and 16-year-old Jackson Roth face when they first arrive at the Library of Illumination. They find opening books in an enchanted library fun ... adventurous ... and sometimes dangerous. But any problems cause by living literature pale against what’s waiting for them on the other side of a disguised portal—and make no mistake—it will soon have them thinking, “there’s no place like home.”

"...Charms and thrills in equal measures ... literary brilliance ... come for the literary sights and sounds, stay for Pack's miraculously fine-tuned imagination."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"This book is truly unique and has the reader thirsting for more pages to turn as the adventure unfolds. I must give this book two thumbs way up, for extraordinary imagination and storytelling at its best."


Amazon UK:

Barnes & Noble:




Author website:

It's good, clean fun with a literary twist. Give it a go.

Jun 4, 2014, 11:49 pm

Hi everyone, I'm just finishing my newest book and would love to email a review copy to anyone interested. Just email me at truesuccesscoach at and I'll send you a full color PDF. Synopsis is below.


“What was the thought process behind the best life decision you have ever made?” This is the central question answered in “Destiny Defining Decisions” which explores the keys to happiness, inspirational living and business success. It offers new and established entrepreneurs and self-development enthusiasts the opportunity to receive inspirational and practical guidance from 11 best-selling business experts. Discover the 7 key skills of success, 10 guidelines for entrepreneurial and life happiness and a simple 5 phase step by step blueprint to to start or enhance your passions based business immediately.

The list of guests include experts who run multi-multi-million dollar companies, who publish New York Times Bestselling books (with some individual title’s having sold more than 1 million copies on their own) and who have a combined net worth of over $300 million.

Negotiation strategies from the world’s most respected negotiation teacher.
Executive coaching insights from a top 5 world ranked executive coach.
Life purpose clarity techniques from a hall of fame keynote speaker
Creativity tips from a leading Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist
Successful start from scratch business building tips from an extremely high net worth serial entrepreneur.
And more…

Have a great day,

Jun 6, 2014, 9:55 am

Action-packed urban fantasy with a butt-kicking heroine.

When financially struggling mixed martial arts fighter Jason accepts an illegal underground bout out of desperation, he meets his match in a mysterious iron-fisted young woman named Cheryl. They find each other to be kindred souls, and strike up a fast friendship. But after Jason learns of Cheryl's history of battling dark creatures and it comes back to haunt her, the two of them must stand together against supernatural evil.

Editado: Jun 9, 2014, 10:54 am

Hi. I am the author of the scifi comedy series The Truxxe Trilogy, comprising All Aliens Like Burgers, Do Aliens Read Sci-fi? and When Aliens Play Trumps. I currently have a fantastic special offer in place on my website. Order the trilogy direct from and get £10 off. I'll also sign them at no extra cost. Spread the word of Truxxe!

Jun 20, 2014, 8:13 pm

Hello, I'm the author of The Descendant of Destiny. It is the first novel in the United Kammbia Trilogy.

Here's some info:

What is Destiny?

Is destiny something to be shaped by your own hands?

Is destiny something to be shaped by other people?

Or is there a higher power that ultimately shapes our destiny?

This is the journey that Diondray Azur of Charlesville embarks upon when he learns of the existence of The Book of Kammbi. The book reveals an ancient prophecy that can only be fulfilled by a descendant of Oscar Ortega, one of Kammbia’s greatest men. All signs point to Diondray as the one destined to fulfill this prophecy. Diondray, however, he does not believe in the prophecy—and thus begins the journey toward his destiny.

You can order the book from my website: Also, I've giving away 5 signed copies on the Library Thing Member Giveaway as well.


Jun 22, 2014, 1:29 pm


My novel, The Lion of Kabul, is free today (Sunday 22nd of June) and can be downloaded from the link below (would love some reviews):

“There are things in life I've learned I cannot change: I am an orphan. I grew up in poverty, poverty of the most wretched kind. I shall never forget the fear, the deprivation, the sense of hopelessness. At a young age, I witnessed the horrors of this world; etched in my memory are gruesome, macabre images, images that I cannot erase. For as long as I live, they will always be there—that I know.” These are the words of Ali Iqbal, orphaned at age five, forced to flee his homeland at age nine, abandoned by his foster parents at age eleven. Now happily married and living in America, one night he receives a phone call that throws his world into utter disarray. He must go back to the place of his childhood, to rescue his friend Ahmet—a friend he owes his life to.

The hero of this novel, Ali Iqbal, is scarred by the traumatic events of his past and his heart is full of hate. But he is special: with an intelligence second to none, a talent (painting) that helps him cope with his sorrow and anger, and an ironclad heart that gives him the strength to endure and persevere, he travels from Afghanistan to Turkey and then to America.

This novel is the story of Ali's transformation. It carries with it a very important message that will resonate meaningfully given the times that we live in: that the Eastern world and Western world can co-exist peacefully; that the cultural, historical and political barriers that separate us are not insurmountable, because it is the humanity within us that makes us who we are.

Jun 23, 2014, 4:17 pm

Forevermore is the first mystery in the popular Det. Pat O'Malley series set in 1860s New York City. I'm giving away a free audibook of this title, which won First Place in Historical Mystery at the Chanticleer Book Awards and was a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Enter for a free copy:

Jun 24, 2014, 8:47 am

Just a gentle note to future 'posters'. Please click on the link below to go to page two of this thread.

Nov 15, 2014, 9:33 am

Hey All,

Just published my one and only book "Stranded in 1967" Vietnam. It is not a war story, but rather an autobiography/memoir of my year in the US Army as an Operations clerk over there. You can get a detailed preview at

Like many in my position, I ran into some mighty strange people and some mighty weird situations. The time it took me to readjust after coming home was probably more difficult than going over into a war zone!

Nov 25, 2014, 10:16 pm

Dear authors and readers,

I've written my first book on strength training and wanted to share it with the world. After reading books on fitness and strength training for many years, I got tired of all the conflicting info and long repetitive methods described in them and decided that it is time to mix all the experience and information I've got throughout my 11 years in the gym into a compact book. It contains beneficial information for both beginners and advance lifters. The book is available everywhere, I’ll just post some of the main channels. Here are the main points you can find covered inside:
• Keeping your natural Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone at healthy levels.
• Creating a healthy eating lifestyle based around fasting and manipulation of your macros that is intuitive.
• Achieving balanced daily regime while reducing stress and increasing your mental focus.
• A specifically made list of supplements that will enhance your overall health and strength which are proven to work.
• How to build strength and the mentality to reach your goals.
• A powerlifting based program that will turn your body into a biomechanical machine destroying every limitation.
• A detailed guide how to perform each exercise to perfection.
• Life and training tips that can translate into every part of your life, and more.

Editado: Jan 1, 2015, 3:58 pm

I am a first-time author but career-writer with an education background. My book is targeted to middle-grade readers and could be considered an introduction to science fiction for young readers. A 16-year-old who read a draft called it "a sci-fi, coming-of-age adventure." :)

Published December 12, 2014, as a Kindle book.
Click here to see the listing.

Once you find out your mother is an extraterrestrial, what ISN’T possible?

That’s what 11-year-old Anne and 10-year-old Atticus Reade want to know. Minutes after finding out their mother is from the planet Farbookonia and both parents are in danger because of a secret project they’re working on, the children are wrenched from a sheltered existence in the Midwest and whisked off to sleep-away camp in New Jersey — each with an invisible, protective, and sometimes annoying Globot on one shoulder.

Painfully aware they’re not like the others at camp, Anne and Atticus do their best to fit in while concealing their alien background and the “special talents” that go with it. But everything is so new to them, they have a hard time sorting reality from fiction. Quirky campers, campfire ghost stories, a bizarre camp director, Sci-Fi Fridays, Anne’s mysterious dreams, and Atticus’s unusual animal encounters are all equally unsettling.

Just as they’re starting to get the hang of life among young Earth humans, news of their parents’ secret project hits camp, the children discover that some campers are connected through a parent’s past, and things that are truly strange emerge from normal newness. It turns out Anne and Atticus — and their new friends — may not be safe at camp after all.

Friendships are forged in this summer to remember, even as Anne and Atticus are thrust into a reality they wish was fiction.

Editado: Dez 21, 2017, 10:33 am

From now through Christmas day (2017), I am running an Amazon promotion so that you can download a Kindle copy of "Assassin Marked" for free.


"Damian DuFonte, a professional assassin working for the Crime Syndicate, just can't seem to get past his need for revenge. So when the only woman he's ever loved asks him not to kill one of their bosses, her pleas fall on deaf ears. Although Victoria may be willing to forgive this transgression, the Syndicate certainly will not.

To prove Victoria's loyalty, the Syndicate tasks her with leading a group to hunt him down. Somewhere in the solar system, on the outs with his lover and on the run from trained killers, Damian is ... an Assassin Marked."

Add this short story to your to-read shelf today, and have something fun to read over the holidays.

Merry Christmas!

- Michael C. Sahd

Editado: Mar 31, 2018, 11:50 pm

Dear Reader,

The ebook version of my thriller GUN KISS is now on sale $0.99 until April 15. Amazon.

Get your Kindle copy:

A stolen piece of history, an abducted actress and international intrigue…

“High octane action… A super charged plot that grabs interest tightly and does not let go.” — Midwest Book Review

Best wishes,


Feeling lucky? I'm hosting a Gun Kiss Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a paperback copy.
CLICK here:

Best wishes,

p.s. I'll also be hosting another giveaway for the same book on Goodreads starting 15 January.

Fev 1, 2018, 12:20 am

Missing at Sea
Book 2 in the Anna Davies Mystery Series

Three years on from Egypt, Anna Davies embarks on her first cruise with best friend Sandra. A few days into the holiday they are woken by three blasts from the ship’s foghorn, indicating that someone has fallen overboard. A woman is lost at sea; the ship turns around to search for her, but she has disappeared into the night.

Was it suicide? Did she lose her balance and fall - or was there foul play involved? Did her husband push her? Would anyone be able to prove whether this was murder or an unfortunate accident?

What a perfect place to stage a murder!


Large Print:


Mar 8, 2018, 1:33 am

Spellcasters by Kitka Buchanan and Kat Ries is 50% as an ebook from Smashwords until March 10, 2018 for Read an Ebook Week 2018. Use Coupon Code RAE50 at checkout.

Natasha and Skylar are sisters...and witches. They are hellbent on gaining as much power as they possibly can. Nothing, including the two men hunting them, will stand in their way.

Logan Archer and Chase Jamison have been hunting the Bodrova sisters for quite some time. Their hunt is about to heat up in ways they could never imagine.

Who will win the power struggle in this dark, erotic fantasy?

Mar 22, 2018, 10:37 pm

I'm giving away 2 copies of my debut novel 'Dreams and Reason' now through April 19! Enter right here:


A remarkable coming-of-age novel that brilliantly weaves together the domestic dramas of Jane Austen, the foreboding atmosphere of the Bronte sisters, the simmering passions of the romantic poets, and the intrigue of fairy folklore.

1830's ENGLAND- Caroline Fyfe presents herself as a dutiful daughter, an imaginative storyteller, and a literature enthusiast. But on the inside, she is a restless and heartbroken young woman who is still in love with Tom Daley - her married, childhood friend. With the support of her sensible sister, Maryanne, Caroline attempts to move on with her life by finding another suitor. However, the new future that she envisioned is disrupted when Tom makes a shocking declaration: he doesn't think his pregnant wife is human. It sounds like a plot from Caroline's story game, yet Tom's declining health causes her to question what is true and what is fiction. The tight hold she has over her desires begins to loosen, and Caroline makes an impetuous decision that will alter her life - and the lives of her family - in devastating ways.

Dreams and Reason is a powerful literary debut about identity, friendship, forgiveness, the nature of sanity, and the human strength to persevere.


The ebook is also available for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription - or you can purchase for $1.99:

Abr 30, 2018, 4:16 pm

Korea 38-Parallels, a contemporary historical novel by Hoyle Leigh, MD, based on his experiences of growing up in divided Koreas, and the experiences of his family and friends through the Korean War, North Korean prison camps, and becoming a psychiatrist in America.

When Bo Moon takes his seven-year-old son to a ski resort in Utah, he sees smoke rising in the mountains. This one magical moment takes the psychiatrist back to a painful part of his life, when all he could focus on was survival. “Smoke rises in the distant mountain” was one of the first phrases he was taught in Korean. Bo’s parents, Suk and Yunhee, had been desperate to remove any trace of their Japanese background, as the Korean peninsula was torn apart by infighting and eventually war.
Bo looks back on his childhood, first in the Manchurian frontier. Bo Moon and his parents make it on the last southbound train to Seoul, South Korea, when their home in Manchuria is destroyed by the invading Russian Red Army. Bo is only three at the time and doesn’t understand why his parents, Suk and Yunhee, are worried about him speaking Japanese or revealing his heritage. He has a strained relationship with his father, Suk, who gave up a career in education to join the often-corrupt police force. Yunhee, on the other hand, sacrifices everything for her son when the North Korean invasion pushes them into a refugee camp.
Bo is not Suk’s only son. His eldest boy, Hoon, finds a career in the Communist forces of North Korea. As Bo struggles to adjust to life in Seoul and is once again displaced by the North Korean invasion, Hoon is plotting a murder. He believes the only way to get rid of the patriarchal fascism of Korea is to kill his own father.
Meanwhile, in Pyongyang, a young woman faces the horrors of North Korean labor camps, and a sadistic officer plots his revenge against his father—Suk Moon! Bo and Hoon are linked not just by blood but by fate. The two half brothers are destined to meet in this thrilling family saga about life and love during wartime.
The stories of these disparate people will entangle and collide in this vivid portrait of a nation torn apart.

Available in hard cover, paperback, and Amazon kindle edition:

Ago 7, 2018, 8:24 am

"One of the cleverest stories I've read this year. It’s not strictly science fiction, not strictly dystopian and it’s not strictly Philip Marlowe either, although I think it could be described as a smashup of all of these influences. It's whip-smart, well-paced, deeply satirical and dappled with just enough dark and light to keep the reader riveted"

"Brave New World meets 1984 in this Big Brother masterpiece."

"Freaking amazing. Any agent or publishing house that passed this up made a big mistake. This is also a nomination for our Novel of the Year award. Captivating and timely, with a perfect bittersweet ending." SANDRA RUTTAN, UNDERGROUND BOOK REVIEWS

"A quality piece of work." SFCROWSNEST

"A satisfying blend of literary inspection, social commentary, dystopian world analysis and individual dilemmas to keep readers guessing and thinking to the end of Billy's perplexing, fast-paced day. The satire involved is so delicate that initial references might slip by readers at first; but as the story progresses, these insights and references become tangible, recognizable parts of a plot that readers will come to anticipate with delight. Highly recommended." DIANE DONOVAN, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

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Kindle and paperback editions on sale at

Editado: Ago 8, 2018, 8:46 am

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Ago 12, 2018, 4:33 pm

My second historical novel, "Alsoomse and Wanchese," about the Algonquian natives at and near Roanoke Island in 1583 leading up to the first appearance of English explorers seeking a place to establish a colony, was published May 28. The following appears on the novel back cover.

“Mother, I want to question things. Know the why of things. Decide things. Why must weroances, priests, and a husband – kind or not -- decide who I must be?”
“We gave you your name for a reason.”
“That is not an answer.”
“Be respectful, child, dutiful. The gods have taught us our roles. We must obey them, please them. We must please also the wise ones who speak to them. Life is perilous, Alsoomse. Kiwasa makes it so. Weigh what you think before you act. Accept.”

He marveled at the potency of his temper. He was surprised that his blow to Askook’s head had not been followed by a fist to the throat and a crushing knee to the side of the skull.
He savored the idea.
Something inside him had interfered.
Had Askook been a Pomouik, he would not have hesitated. He was a warrior. Any man who chose to make himself an enemy needed to beware.
Askook had laid bare his deficiency.

Roanoke Island. 1583. Hunter’s Moon. Rejecting tribal conformity, deciding for themselves what is true, what is just, desiring independence, accomplishment, fulfillment, 17-year-old Alsoomse and 19-year-old Wanchese take flight.

Ago 12, 2018, 7:02 pm


Editado: Set 7, 2018, 3:58 am

Gun Kiss
Khaled Talib

“A terrific adventure… prepare yourself for breathless suspense.” — Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins

“Every page is chock full of angst-riddled action and searing suspense.” – Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of The Rising

“This blockbuster thriller offers the perfect mix of elements to satisfy any reader.” — K.J. Howe, author of The Freedom Broker

When the Deringer pistol that shot Abraham Lincoln is stolen and ends up in the hands of a Russian military general, covert agent Blake Deco is tasked by the FBI to head to the Balkans to recover the historical weapon. Meanwhile, the United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearance of Hollywood movie star, Goldie St. Helen.

After Blake's return from overseas, he receives a tip from a Mexican friend that a drug lord, obsessed with the beautiful actress, is holding her captive in Tijuana. With the help of a reluctant army friend, Blake mounts a daring rescue. What he doesn't expect is to have feelings for Goldie--or that a killer is hunting them.

$0.99 sale at all major stores.


Set 12, 2018, 7:08 pm

Q&A with me about my new thriller, Gun Kiss, and a chance to win an Amazon Fire (US and Canadian citizens only)


Out 27, 2022, 4:50 pm

Heeeeeyyyyy Everyone 🥰🥰🥰

My name is Lashonda Lee and I am a new, first time, self published author. I wrote a short, nonfiction, romance novel about how I set out to look for a job and ended up receiving way more than what I was searching for. Although while reading it, you may think that myself and my husband are the main characters, but nope, he is actually behind the scenes. My novel is filled with love, hope and humor.

You can purchase a copy from Amazon on the link below as an ebook or paperback. Hope you enjoy it. 🥰🥰🥰

Thanks so much in advance!!!

Dez 7, 2022, 2:40 pm

>1 EllenLEkstrom: Future woman US President publishes her memoir - BEFORE she holds office. This smart, sassy satire covers how she abolishes the IRS, stops war, then gets down to work attacking illiteracy and the crazy education system that traps people in financial straightjackets. Read this irreverent, but insightful book and see how much of it could be possible - with a woman leader in charge.

Dez 8, 2022, 8:16 am

>1 EllenLEkstrom: Grace Allison Blair, Award-Winning Author is a modern Christian Mystic and an award-winning self-help and motivational author who has assisted thousands to find their spiritual wisdom to solve everyday challenges.
Grace Blair describes herself as “a prime example of someone who pulled herself up by her bootstraps and took notes along the way.” When she turned to writing, she chose subjects that she was intimately familiar with—and their scope is surprising.

Einstein's Compass a YA Time Traveler Adventure

"...a riveting fantasy about soul-searching and growth which will keep young adult readers engrossed to the end." —D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Einstein's Compass by Grace Blair is a "YA Time Traveler Adventure." Historical fantasy science fiction. The book intertwines events in Albert Einstein's life with fantastical elements while including scientific concepts. Topics that emerge include coming of age, antisemitism, and bullying.

Most of us are familiar with Einstein's legacy as a scientific genius and a giant of physics. But where did his ideas originate? How can one person be so brilliant? Imagine he has been reborn into the modern world after living the life of a spiritual leader in ancient Atlantis, where science and the divine made sense.

Einstein's Compass centers on Albert, his friend Johann, a classmate named Werner Von Weisel, and two villains named Raka and Countess Victoria von Baden. As a young boy, Albert's father gave him a jeweled compass. We later learn the compass originally belonged to Countess von Baden's family. It has magical qualities which only Albert and Johann are aware of. Raka, Albert's twin brother thousands of years ago, has always been jealous of Albert and wishes him harm. Raka learns the compass contains a powerful stone called the Shamir stone, and he uses Werner and the Countess to exact revenge and take the compass for himself.
The book includes "Mystical Travelers" famous biblical and scientific persons like Moses, Jesus, and Newton, who guide Albert along the path to rediscovering his forgotten knowledge destined to affect the word.

Einstein's Compass is a fascinating blend of the factual and the fantastical with enough of the metaphysical to leave readers wondering what is possible and what is reality. Imagine that a Wrinkle in Time meets The Chronicles of Narnia with a little Harry Potter thrown into the mix.

"The more I learn of physics, the more I am drawn to metaphysics."
- Albert Einstein

It is part science, part science fiction, part fantasy, part thriller, and all fun for young adults on up.

Reading age 12 - 18 years Lexile 860

Book Awards: 2020 Certificate of Excellence in Literature Spirituality/Religion Story Monster Approved
2020 Texas Indie Best Book Award Winner - YA Fiction2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award 1st Place -
Historical Fiction 2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award 2nd Place - YA Fiction 2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention - Sci-Fi/Fantasy 2020 RONE Cover Award 1sr Runner-Up - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
2019 Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner2019 eLit Award Winner - Juvenile/YA Fiction
2019 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist - YA Fiction2019 International Book Awards Finalist - YA Fiction

Available in Kindle, Nook, paperback, and audiobook in all on-line bookstores: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, ITunes also in Barnes & Noble stores.

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