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Maio 20, 2014, 8:24 pm


One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time! So, whatever happened to the Zodiac Killer who haunted the San Francisco Bay Area from 1969 to the night of his sudden disappearance in 1978? He cleverly manipulated and taunted the emotions of the public through the newspapers, and mocked and scorned the police he called "The Keystone Cops" and the "Blue Meanies." He egotistically announced, "You will never capture me!" It seemed that he was right. The Zodiac always had the "Phantom advantage" in every circumstance, and escaped. He was definitely one of the most demonic individuals on earth, as he spoke often in his letters to the public and the police about "the monster within me . . . I cannot stop!" One night a couple who had just gotten out of a late night church service suddenly encountered him. They ultimately wound up getting into a high speed chase with him. When it was between him and this couple, and ultimately their family, a supernatural occurrence happened! Based on a true story and actual events! Katherin ("Kathie") FitzPatrick has been a professional level writer since her high school years. In her adult life this led to a long career as a television producer, writer and on-camera talent for a prominent Christian television network in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, she is working in Real Estate and income properties and is an entrepreneur. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her family, and participates in various ministry ventures.

Maio 25, 2014, 6:34 pm

It is my great pleasure to unveil my first novel, Elaenorh.
She was published May 23rd by Double Dragon Publishing.

Elaenorh combines classic high fantasy and hard science fiction.
If you love fantasy and science fiction from the 50's and 60's
I think you will enjoy this book.
There is a substantial free preview available on Amazon.
Just click "Look Inside."
Elaenorh also features a strong female protagonist
and a robot love story. Give it a try today!

Maio 26, 2014, 8:12 am


I've published an eBook called Snail & Boy. It's a story about peace, love and freedom. You can read it for free. Simply choose one of the following links below that is relevant to you:

- For IOS devices and Macs with iBooks:
* The book can be found at Apples iBookstore

- For all e-reader formats , or to read as a PDF on your pc:

- Barnes & Noble:

- Amazon (currently it's not free on Amazon, but I'm working on it):

If you like it, please spread the word about the book to your friends.
Thank you so much for your support!

Maio 26, 2014, 1:35 pm

My friend is a huge fan of snails. I downloaded it for them!

Jun 9, 2014, 10:56 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 28, 2014, 7:53 pm

"Eric, what are we doing here?"
"Marketing. It's what you do after you've got a killer story ready to go."
"What story?"
"Are you mental, Spence? The whole Augment smackdown, retirement home, apocalypse thing!"
"You wrote all that down?"
"I'd be crazy not to!"
"First, you are crazy. And second, how does this fit with your top secret, low-profile thing?"
"Well, I already posted the story. The media is going to be on it like Miley Cyrus in a demolition zone."
"Fine, what did you tell them about?"
"Well, you know, everything. You getting tossed in your Dad's poorly disguised Fortress of Solitude reference to start..."
"You started there? Come on, man. Nobody wants to read that. It was cold and boring. REALLY boring."
"But you totally Eye-of-the-Tigered that place. Workin' all your techno skillz..."
"My only work out there was my wrist."
"Woah, TMI, man. Look, just let me tell the story. You'll sit back and collect the checks."
"Right. Powerless son of a superhero, woohoo, major excitement."
"Are you kidding me? Maybe you need to re-read this..."

Crimson Son
Russ Linton

Amazon - Kindle and Paperback

Barnes And Noble - Nook version only



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Jun 30, 2014, 5:39 am


As well as promoting my latest speculative fiction collection The Dimension Scales and Other Stories here - I also have news of a GIVEAWAY that people may be interested in.

The lovely people at long and short reviews have hosted a guest blog and give away of my book, as well as having written a great review of the book itself!

"Mr. Abbott doesn’t spoon-feed his audience. There were certain tales that I had to sit and think about for a little while before I understood how all of their pieces fit together, but it was always an invigorating process for this reader. "... Here is the full review:

And if you like the sound of that, the guest blog and give-away are here:


Jul 4, 2014, 3:44 pm

My fifth novel, Schroedinger’s Cheshire Cats, is now available from my publisher at Soon, it and the e-book version should show up on Amazon and other places across the web as well. It is not a pre-requisite to have read the first four books, although that would be nice. :-) If you go to my website,, you will be able to see more about the books before you dive in. I hope you enjoy this book. Please let me know what you think about it. Book six is under way! Here is a copy of the cover for you.

(sorry, can't get the image in here, but it should show up on my Author profile and on my website)

This is a multi-layered, techno-poetic, story of mankind and reality. The well known Schroedinger’s Cat thought experiment considers the quantum nature of reality. The wave function exists inside the box and then collapses when the box is opened and its interior is observed. BUT, there is no consideration for the cat! What does the cat choose to do inside the box? On one level this is an adventure story. On a second level, the Summoner, searching for the formula for the soul, is science itself. Wrapped around it all, the author summons his characters to populate his new creation. Will you recognize all the symbolism? Even Heisenberg was uncertain what he observed.

The Summoner, an alien god seeking the formula for the soul, imprisons six representatives of humanity within a thought experiment. Omniscient enough to observe the history of our universe up to the Horizon of Now, but unable to see inside the mysteries of free will, he watches these humans struggle to understand their new reality. The captives must fight for survival like a herd of Schroedinger’s cats battling alien monsters, political revolution, plague, and war. They wander like rats in a maze as the Summoner studies their thoughts while he compares and contrasts all aspects of their human civilization. If his experiment is successful he will use his data to create a new Eden populated with his stolen souls. Full of philosophy and physics, the story falls between science fiction and science fantasy.

Dr. A. R. Davis
Author of Schroedinger’s Cheshire Cats
and other techno-poetic, philosophical sci-fi

Jul 4, 2014, 8:01 pm

Until the end of July both my books are available on Smashwords for half price. Just use Coupon No SSW50 when you purchase.

Missing in Egypt (a romantic travel mystery)

Winston - A Horse's Tale (for horse lovers from teenagers upwards)

Jul 5, 2014, 11:41 am

This is not the average MC that you've heard about, these are not everyday bikers, and these are not normal times. Sometimes, you have to reach back into the past in order to prepare yourself to move forward into the future. As a new Saga begins, you are introduced to a family of bikers with a unique vision and a fierce determination to succeed. The very differences that set them apart from other Clubs will shove them into the limelight, making them the prime target of a violent attempt to take over every MC in the state! Sassy and sexy Stax, the only child of the Founder & President of the G.G.S., along with her father's V.P., will find their lives changed forever, as he steps up as the new Prez, in the middle of an unprecedented war on bikers. As her role abruptly changes from 'the Prez's daughter' to 'the Prez's ol' lady', both her personal future and the future of the Club is at stake. To make things worse, the entire Biker Community is being affected. Amidst the whiskey, sex and drugs, as ol' ladies, prospects and family members become victims, the G.G.S. must provide a way to protect themselves, their Clubs future and ultimately, the Clubs that consider them unworthy.

G.G.S, a Biker Saga by Pamela Murdaugh Smith

Jul 5, 2014, 8:23 pm

Hi all! New author and member here!

My debut novel, Lucid hit the e-shelves a few weeks ago. Check it out here!

LUCID by L. E. Fred

YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Adventure

Devon Alexander is a 15 year-old teenager coping with the monotonous reality of his average life. His life receives an interesting reprieve as he has his first realistic dream of a spaceship. The strangest thing about the dream is that he seems to be the only one on board who isn’t in a dream-like trance. Before he can figure out anything about the dream or his strange shipmates, he manages to wake up. The next day, Devon catches a news story about inexplicable comas taking place all over the world. Devon’s life becomes increasingly interesting as he recognizes some of the victims from his spaceship trip.

Devon and an unlikely group of other teens start devising a plan to find out who is behind the strange dreams and the comas. Their plan is not only successful but immerses them in to the fantastical world that only resides in dreams. While in the dream world, the teens learn about the power of teamwork, a new world of culture, and their hidden potential to be heroes.

Suspenseful, funny at the worst times, and just a hint of teenage romance, Lucid takes a group of young adults and throws them into a fantasy world that they only thought could exist in their dreams. In a sense, they’re right.

Jul 13, 2014, 12:13 pm

My novel, The Lion of Kabul, is free today (Sunday, July 13th) at Amazon (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. During his life's journey, he meets some amazing people, bonds with them over the simple pleasures of life, laughs with them, discovers happiness and joy in the comforting warmth of their presence. His final act of devotion and loyalty to his friend Ahmet, and the events that follow, force him to reflect on his own life and the many weeks of silent reflection bring to light something very important (that only now he is beginning to understand and accept): that as callous and cruel as the world may be, it is full of wonderful people.

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.

Jul 13, 2014, 6:36 pm

My latest mystery thriller Searching For Hope is out now on Amazon kindle.

On a bitter January night, private detective Sam Carlisle steps out of a nightclub and stumbles across a severely wounded man prostrate on the freezing ground. Despite Sam's efforts to save him, the stranger dies in his arms, uttering three small words before taking his final breath.

Help. Me. Find.

In the days that follow, the tragic encounter plays increasingly on Sam's mind. Who was the victim? What was he trying to find? With the police investigation drawing a total blank, Sam searches for the truth himself, determined to carry out the dead man's cryptic final request. However, following in the footsteps of a murdered man brings plenty of danger of its own.

Searching For Hope is the latest mystery featuring former undercover cop Sam Carlisle as he finds himself drawn into a perilous world of unscrupulous characters, dark secrets and a family torn apart by tragedy and betrayal.

Jul 18, 2014, 10:53 am

If you are looking for a giggle, look no further than my new novel, Debtribution.

Ireland's corrupt elite are paying the ultimate price for their greed, and the streets of Dublin's affluent south side are awash with blood. Brian Doyle, an overweight, unmotivated, middle-aged Garda, is the man tasked with protecting the creamy froth that have risen to the top of Irish society. But with his limited resources, lack of leads, and a partner who can barely tie his own shoelaces, how can he possibly stop this ruthless killer? And does anyone even want him to?

Debtribution is a humorous 'what-if' examination of Irish society. Complete with vomit, kinky sex, property, and the Catholic Church, it captures all the best bits of Irish culture. If Roddy Doyle, Paul Howard, E. L. James, and Enid Blyton were locked in a room and forced to write a novel, Debtribution would surely be it.

Hope you enjoy it :D

Jul 20, 2014, 1:30 am

Sex Sells. My latest novel PORN AGAIN is now available...

“What’s it like working in a sex store?”

That’s a question that Harper ‘Happy’ Downman will soon learn the meaning of…in more ways than one.

The poster child for middle-class America, Happy is your typical button-down, conservative Christian American with a quaint home, a lovely wife and a dull sex life. At the height of the Great Recession, a drastic turn of events in both his personal and professional life rocks Happy’s world to its very core. All seems lost…that is until his lecherous older brother comes to the rescue with a ‘stimulating’ solution that’s sure to raise more than just eyebrows within his eccentric family.

Relocating to the decadent, hedonistic streets of New Orleans, he soon finds that he’s way out of his league. In a world of porn, sex toys and interesting characters, Happy takes a memorable journey of sex, love and relationships that he will never forget.

Porn Again is a funny and insightful romp proving that it’s not always the people who work in a sex store that you have to worry about. Sometimes it’s the people who shop there.

A tale of faith, love and sex toys. Read it with someone you ****.




Jul 20, 2014, 10:13 am

Hello! I've posted elsewhere about my book The Dimension Scales and Other Stories and hosted a give-away on here previously - just updating again because I've released a book trailer today, and wanted to share it with you, find out what you think?

There is a lot of debate about the usefulness of trailers I've found, but the best way is usually to find out for yourself!

Would be really interested to hear what you think of it, and especially, if it would (or did) make you any more likely to buy the book? Thank you!

Jul 22, 2014, 7:25 am


My debut Romantic Fantasy novel Life Lived Twice has just been released.
You can check it out here at Goodreads

It's available at


Barnes & Noble-

Here is the Book trailer-

Here is the synopsis-

Life Lived Twice -By Sherrie Wouters

Some promises are made to last forever ...

What if you fell in love with a stranger ... but that stranger had come from your past, a past you never knew existed until the moment your eyes met?

When Tess Winters locks eyes with a stranger at an airport bookstore, it ignites a feeling of passion somewhere deep inside her that she can't explain.

Although the encounter is innocent and brief, the intensity of it lingers, leaving her overwhelmed by a yearning for the mystery man now consuming her every thought.

Struggling to break the powerful hold he has over her heart, Tess starts to experience strange but familiar dreams...dreams from the turn of the twentieth century of the charming Mr Addison Taylor.

As her dreams start to materialize into reality, and past and present begin to blur, Tess is forced to put the pieces of a forgotten time together, and soon discovers that love isn't the only thing that can find you after an eternity.

Captivating, mysterious, and romantic, Life Lived Twice will leave you wondering whether love is so powerful it could last more than a lifetime

Ago 2, 2014, 11:32 am


I am an author with La Femme Fatale Publishing. I have an urban fiction thriller series and part one is already available online now at You can find my title "Let The Games Begin" in E-book and Paperbacks version! Most will enjoy this saga of drama and suspense. Keeps the reader wanting to find out what will happen next!

Check out my excerpts for All Three parts to this saga on my blog !

Part 2 and 3 can be pre-ordered at website as well!

Synopsis of Part 1:
“Let The Games Begin" is an urban fiction novel focusing on four main African American characters trying to survive the dangerous life involving drugs, sex, money and death. Those four characters give the reader a glance into important times in their lives where they encounter all sorts of problems. Memphians Porter Tatum and Troy MacGhee murder three men and flee to Chicago, IL to start a new life. They continue hustling in the streets of both cities, while Monae Pinkins and Yvette Brown get into some trouble of their own because of the men they love. Each chapter brings a new twist to one of the four character’s story. Just when the reader thinks the character’s story couldn’t get any worse, there comes more shocking events. The betrayal and secrets amongst them comes to light and they all struggle with their past sins. They must find a way to deal with tragedy in the end once a sister of one of the victims is determined to bring their empire crashing down. Relationships are destroyed and built in this twisted drama of crime and passion

here is the link to purchase Part 1

Let the Games Begin (La' Femme Fatale' Publishing) by Laquita Cameron

Ago 17, 2014, 7:10 pm

Hello Everyone! I would like to introduce myself. I am Thomas Whaley. Elementary school teacher (2nd grade), father of two six year old boys and author of Leaving Montana. My book was released on August 2nd - and has been getting great reviews so far. Below is the link to my baby - a compelling piece of literary fiction, sprinkled with undiagnosed mental illness and relatable family dysfunction...I hope you check it out!

Thomas Whaley

Ago 21, 2014, 10:48 am

I'm an old member of LT (posting regularly on groups like Let's Talk Religion, Christianity, Catholic Tradition and Librarything Railroad) but I'm a very new author. My first book, The Voice of the Voiceless: The Role of the Church in the Sudanese Civil War 1983-2005 was published in July 2014. My name is John Ashworth.

The book recounts how the churches in Sudan and what is now South Sudan acted as the voice of the oppressed and marginalised, and the churches' role in aid and development as well as working for peace, during the twenty two year civil war. The story is told through the voices of people who were there, including myself. It gives an idea of life in Sudan during those years, and addresses issues of peace, advocacy, aid and development, not just religion.

It's published by Paulines Publication Africa in Nairobi, as I believe books about Africa should be homegrown, so it's not available on Amazon, but the Paulines do have outlets in many countries and can do mail order: google Paulines Media for your country, or go to their website at to find out how to get hold of a copy. If you can't find it, contact me on my LT profile page.

Editado: Ago 27, 2014, 4:35 am


I’ve recently published my first book, Flee The Bonds. It’s a dystopian sci-fi novel set in the next century. It is currently available in Kindle format here.

The back cover:


For more than a century, Earth’s inhabitants have known on which day their planet will be destroyed. Yet for the purest one million, the comet Colossus will not signify the end. They will escape aboard Provenance — they are Continuity.

Competition for salvation has divided humanity, only the wealthiest could afford to purge their bloodlines of genetic impurities. The Drones work for humanity’s survival, but they will never be a part of it. Those who feel aggrieved have turned to the Resistance, a cause that will only hasten their extinction.

Steve Arrowsbury lost faith long ago. As an Advocate he had accepted the inhuman reality and swore to protect Continuity from the Resistance. Then he met Penny.

Masked by the shadow of fear, humanity’s deadliest enemy is preparing to attack. Unregulated eugenics has created a new species, one that is free of ethical constraints. Their doctrine is simple, there can be only one race of human.

This novel is classified as adult fiction due to its adult themes and violent battles scenes.

Flee The Bonds

V.J Kavanagh

Ago 30, 2014, 10:37 am

***FREE 8/30 & 8/31 on Amazon! Beauty and the Beast erotica***

The Ravishing of Beauty is dark, steamy Beauty and the Beast erotica and is FREE on Amazon 8/30 and 8/31. You'll never see the original fairy tale the same way again!

Here's a quick synopsis:

Belle's choice to become the Beast's prisoner changes her in ways she never imagined.

After her Beast transforms back into his human form, they eagerly explore each other’s bodies. He can caress every inch of her and probe his tongue deep between her lips. She can feel the warm bulge of his muscles and run her fingers through his red-gold hair, but it’s not enough. Their sexual affair began long before he was human, and Belle can’t help remembering what it was like to be with her Beast. She learned to love him through all the blood and sacrifice it required. Belle and Prince Adam must learn to find new ways to express their desires.

Set 12, 2014, 1:00 pm

My first book, A New World Bk. 1: Harvest Moon was just published by Saguaro Books and I couldn't be happier.
It is a young adult series about seventeen-year-old Jessa and her discovery of a realm of Faeries living in her own back yard. She never believed in things she couldn't see, but when she met Roderick, a Faerie, her life was never the same.

It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and at Saguaro Books.
I have a book trailer on YouTube.

Editado: Set 15, 2014, 1:19 pm

Medieval Knights fighting dragons is one thing, but medieval knights fighting the walking dead?

Editado: Out 2, 2014, 10:47 am

SOME would say Charlotte 'Charlie' Regan has it all. Beautiful, smart, athletic and a great job working as a journalist - in the almost exclusively male sports department. But Charlotte is not quite so sure as she seems. Recently split from her overbearing boyfriend, she escapes for weekends surfing in the Atlantic, and spends her free nights watching sports, roaring at the TV.

Derry Cullinane is a fashion writer, gossip columnist and sophisticated man-about-town. The go-to guy for any woman seeking expert advice on what fabulous outfit to wear for any given occasion. He's also tall, dark, good looking - and straight! So what's the snag? He has a track record of dating glamorous, vain and shallow women.

Charlotte gets an opportunity to write a new column under the pen name Side Swipe, but is soon drawn into a war of words and wit with a rival paper's columnist, The Squire - and their verbal fireworks get readers and editors talking. Yet neither Charlie nor Derry knows just who the opponent is...

When Charlotte and Derry meet at the Races, the attraction is instant. As their relationship develops, so much more proves at stake than protecting their alter egos. But a blunder puts Charlotte's job in jeopardy just as Derry's past makes front page, and Charlotte begins to doubt her feelings.

When Side Swipe and The Squire are finally forced to reveal themselves, will they revert to type - or confound everyone's expectations?

Going Against Type by Sharon Black, available at

Editado: Out 4, 2014, 12:40 pm

RussLinton Great cover for Crimson Son. It grabbed my attention. I'm not into this genre, but best of luck with it!

Out 4, 2014, 12:48 pm

"Blimp, blop, blimp, bloop. Suzy gripped her sheets tightly. Was that noise coming from under her bed?"

So begins Suzy's adventure where she meets Karrit, another child, and one that lives far under her bed. The two children banish their bedtime fears and become best friends by treating each other the way that they want to be treated.

The Monster on Top of the Bed - Children's picture book with 4* and 5* reviews, exclusively so far.
Available in print and Kindle editions at

My Monster on Top of the Bed - Children actually get to write their own story in the book.

The Monster on Top of the Bed - Creative Edition - Combines both of the above into one book. -


Out 8, 2014, 8:13 pm

Kindle Sale! The Endangered is currently on sale for $4.99:

The Endangered is a paranormal thriller about a pharmaceutical company operated by werewolves and a small clan of vampires trying to take them down before they can infect the masses. It's the first in a new series.

Early Buzz:
"Gothic fantasy meets action thriller in this brilliantly entertaining read." - Dean Taylor
"This action packed fantasy will get the adrenalin pumping" - S. Totten
"Fast-paced and exciting from beginning to end! I couldn't put it down!"- Skylar Ivey-Santos

Check out several of my publisher's other titles included in this Kindle sale:
All are available in paperback as well :-)


Editado: Out 12, 2014, 12:06 pm

My debut gay erotic romance novella, Seducing Jordan, is available for 99 cents on Kindle or free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Princeton-bound Jordan Callahan is done with pining over his straight best friend Rick. He can’t wait for college so he can find a man to drive away his pointless crush. Alone on a camping trip just weeks before the semester starts, Rick confesses he’s been fantasizing about Jordan. With his secret wish within his grasp, Jordan is torn between lust and good judgment. Sex will change their relationship forever, and giving in could cost him his oldest friend.

Rick Ferguson can’t escape his obsession. To get Jordan out of his system, he plans a weekend away together without revealing that the mountain cabin has only one bed. Curiosity gives way to deeper feelings, forcing Rick to choose between his best friend and his own identity. Seducing Jordan could be the biggest mistake of his life.

Warning! This m/m gay erotic romance novella is intended for an adult audience. It contains scenes of groping, fumbling, wet kisses, angst, shirtless volleyball, sex toys, and two-man showers.

Out 11, 2014, 1:51 pm

I am quite new here - having been born in Transylvania, you can imagine how many times I get asked "does it actually exist?" :)

I initially set out to write a memoir of the first 19 years of my life spent under a communist dictatorship (that of N. Ceausescu) as a Hungarian minority child, however it inevitably had to include in the end the surrealism of the post-Revolution years, too...

The rapid and radical changes in the political/social system (including the system of values that everyday people use) have brought a level of chaos and corruption that even made my former homeland "win" the OCCRP's international prize for most corrupt European country.
In addition to the analysis of the paradigm shifts that society has been going through, I also had to dedicate space to the surprising parallels and similarities between certain methods used by the former totalitarian regime and contemporary Romanian and British politics - Britain having been, for the past twenty years, my country of residence.

The so-called "war on terror", irrespective of its sometimes genuine motivations, has been used as a pretext to create series of legislations and to commit acts that were seen by even the European Court of Human Rights as illegal.
Just yesterday, it turned out that British police has been using a certain part of the anti-terrorism act to find out, completely outside the judicial system, information about journalists' sources in matters entirely unrelated to terrorism.
For someone, who sees strange echoes of time in such developments in a supposedly "free" country, it is virtually imperative to include an analysis of these distortions and re-interpretations of power.

Therefore, contains essentially three main sections: a memoir on Ceausescu's Romania, seen with the eyes of a child and of an adolescent, a memoir of the post-1989 years of tectonic changes (and their profound side-effects on people), and an analysis of remarkably similar Romanian and British socio-political aberrations committed in the name of very different causes.

The second updated edition that has followed the 2008 edition has more information and quotes at Shelfari:

Kind regards

Out 21, 2014, 4:46 pm

My debut novel, "Alouette's Song", has just been re-released on Amazon for Kindle with improved formatting. You will find it at

This is a coming-of-age romantic adventure with some science fiction and faith elements.


Four teenagers' lives connect irrevocably!

A lonely young sculptor first tries to escape his abusive father through his talent. When that avenue is closed he chooses to throw himself before a subway train. His moment is interrupted by a desperate cry for help from below, near the lethally electrified third rail...

A college freshman from an upper-class family has a knack for building and for staying centered in a confusing world. His best friend is about to yank his life far off center completely by surprise...

A musical superstar holds God close to help her cope with coming from two very different heritages. She will find then lose her one hope for true love. Regaining him will stain her pure hands with many peoples' blood ...

A girl who should still be in high school is already well on her way to a master's degree in mathematics. Her mind holds the key to the stars. It also holds a horrifying secret ...

Her academic adviser and personal mentor is a professor in astrophysics. He can't tell her he's now received orders from the blackest agency to exist in their country's government, that her discovery must never see the light of day ...

Their struggles against themselves and each other, plus uncanny coincidences, cruel choices, breathtaking valor, and agonizing sacrifices for love's sake, will test everyone's limits during their journey across the Milky Way and back!

Editado: Dez 10, 2014, 2:00 pm

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Editado: Dez 10, 2014, 1:58 pm

Hi, I'm the author of three novels, THE BROTHERS CRO-MAGNON, WHEN ICE RAN RED, AND DAVIDE. You will find them on my Book Trailer at:

Dez 15, 2014, 9:30 pm

My new book The Story of The Unique Sheep will be out in January. In the meantime, we are doing a giveaway over at GoodReads. We'll be setting one up through LibraryThing as well once I figure out how...

Dez 15, 2014, 9:47 pm

My new steampunk fantasy novel just launched. Check it out!

In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.

Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power.

When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war.

Get it on Amazon here:

Dez 16, 2014, 1:16 am

Just released! Dangerous Associations, a crime mystery.

An ex-husband, a new love, a stalker. Cathy Thompson’s link to her ex-husband fills
her life with threats and intimidation. She must either trap her stalker or find Geoffrey to put an end to her life of fear.


Jan 6, 2015, 6:02 pm

Two new short stories just published.


Commissioner Bellarbi's administration of the Information Systems Investigation Authority isn't going well. Communications networks are crumbling and a series of high-profile industrial and food production failures have threatened safety and cost jobs. He believes the global technology infrastructure is under attack from cyber-terrorists. With public protests rising and his job under threat, he needs answers fast. Leaving him only one choice: to seek help from her...

Mayrum Casteneda, the legendary founder of the Authority, is a relic from a bygone age who definitely doesn't suffer fools. She might just be the only person who can help, but are the answers buried too deep?

Read an excerpt at

Astrophysicist, Alec Myre, is researching the principles of Dark Energy and the nature of the Universe when he uncovers shocking evidence that questions the fundamentals of scientific theory. But given his history of mental illness, will anyone believe him? And is the truth more terrifying than even he imagines?

Read an excerpt at

Jul 16, 2015, 11:33 am

The Wide Awake Loons is Free Kindle thru July 20. A Middle Grade Novel, it is set in Northern Minnesota and tells two stories, that of canoeing kids and the story of a loon family. The stories intertwine.

You can check out the book and get a free copy at:

Ago 5, 2015, 12:08 pm

Free today and tomorrow Aug 5-6! Women/business/career nonfiction guide book. Please pass along to college grads, mid-career or other women in your life, thanks! Reviews very welcome:)

Ago 20, 2015, 8:29 pm


I'm currently running an LT e-book giveaway for my first book, The Resilient Runner: Mental Toughness Training for Distance Running. The giveaway ends on September 3, 2015. It's selling decently on Amazon and iBooks, but I'd like to get some more reviews, so I'm giving out 50 more copies. You can find it here:



Editado: Ago 21, 2015, 4:07 am

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So anyway, there's plenty about me and my books in the profile, but what I wanted to say was this...

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Editado: Set 20, 2015, 11:18 pm

Hey there! I'm currently running an eBook giveaway for my supernatural/occult romance, Black 21! It's a steamy love story embedded in an occult world. The new giveaway starts today, 9/20 and ends 10/04. I will send the recipient the free copy in whatever file format they choose (through Instafreebie), and they can claim their copy in exchange for a review.


Editado: Set 14, 2015, 1:37 pm

Hello Everyone. I am new to LibraryThing and just getting used to navigating this rather enormous site. Right now, I am running a paperback giveaway of my book OURAY'S PEAK. In addition, the first two books of my psychic mystery series STONE QUEST, DESERT CHIMERA and GALLOWS ASCENDING are available through the Choosy Bookworm Read and Review Program: FREE BOOK mystic universe where danger always lurks; Romance/Murder Primitive/Mystic
As I said, I am just getting started, and hope to "hobnob" with many writers and readers on this site.

Set 21, 2015, 5:56 am

Stormbringer: Legend of the 23rd Century has been out on Kindle for 6 months, but this weekend I have launched it on Nook and Kobo!

Buyers who leave a review of the first book on any of the above platforms before 2016 will be given the opportunity to name a character in the next book in the series.

Editado: Out 14, 2015, 11:06 pm

Hello! I'm currently in the middle of a Kindle Scout campaign for my novel, Lesson Plans. I write romance and women's fiction. You can read a blurb and excerpt by clicking on the link below. If you like it and nominate me, you get a free copy of the book if they choose to publish me. Thanks! =)

Out 20, 2015, 10:43 am

This Halloween, have some fantasy with your scares.
Legend of the Mystic Knights.

Editado: Dez 8, 2015, 12:25 pm

I have two books out this year:

The Reluctant Groom and Other Historical Stories (A Raggedy Moon Books Collection Book 3)

Enjoy historical fiction? Like short stories? Then dive into this collection of historical shorts by an award-winning author. You'll find stories of heroism, love, and adventure such as a panicked bachelor faced with an arranged marriage, a man battling a blizzard to get home for his child's birth, a Viking shield maiden exploring a new world, and a young boy torn between love for his ailing grandmother and duty to an Empress. Whether set in imperial Rome, colonial America, or the ancient African Kingdom of Kush, these stories bring to life men and women struggling to survive and thrive--the eternal human condition.

Sword of the Gladiatrix

Two women. Two swords. One victor.
An action-packed tale that exposes the brutal underside of Imperial Rome, "Sword of the Gladiatrix" brings to life unforgettable characters and exotic settings. From the far edges of the Empire, two women come to battle on the hot sands of the arena in Nero's Rome: Afra, scout and beast master to the Queen of Kush; and Cinnia, warrior-bard and companion to Queen Boudica of the British Iceni. Enslaved, forced to fight for their lives and the Romans' pleasure; they seek to replace lost friendship, love, and family in each other's arms. But the Roman arena offers only two futures: the Gate of Life for the victors or the Gate of Death for the losers.

Jan 14, 2016, 8:34 am

My new book was released in November. Snow Moon is the second book in the series, A New World.

Jessa, the queen of the Faeries, finds herself in the midst of disappearances. When she investigates those who have vanished, she discovers a rogue Sylph. He is ridding the realm of the ones he believes are diseased with the help of Trolls.
Together, Micha and Jessa discover their bloodline is more than they thought. They are both descendants of Ancients and Sylphs making them the true Elementals. The very people the Sylph is wanting rid of.
If it wasn’t enough, trying to protect her people, and the one she loves, Jessa is forced to let Micha go. She pushes him to go to the Ancients where he will be safe from the Sylph’s wrath.
When Jessa is convicted of meddling in the Sylph’s business, she is sentenced to death. Micha, accepting his new role as the Ancient king, wields their power and frees Jessa from the clutches of the Executioners.
Will Micha and Jessa save the Elementals, and themselves, or will the Sylph take control of the realms?

It is available in both ebook and trade paperback.

You can also enter the giveaway here on Librarything.

Watch the booktrailer and comment on the video...

I am also on Goodreads

Fev 10, 2017, 10:53 am

Free on Kindle: novel Slush Pile Inspector -- parody on media (publishing industry) and political campaign management. Dates free 10 - 12 Feb. 2017

Fev 28, 2017, 7:15 am

When the thunder rolls and lightning splits the sky, it’s time to run for cover.
Some urban legends are fabrications, created as stories to frighten.
Some urban legends are true.

Mar 2, 2017, 11:27 am

After years of attempting to follow the traditional publishing route, I finally published on Amazon & Kindle. Research for this novel (Slush Pile Inspector) was conducted while observing customers inside a mall bookshop. Experience was gained from receiving numerous rejections of query letters from numerous literary agents. A protagonist started to emerge in the character of Buster Scooper; Buster is the founder of a literary agency that's overwhelmed/swamped from the receipt of query letters from hopeful authors. A secret vocation in the basement of New York publishing houses emerges as Buster presents his working career. Tags are Media Management, Humor & Adventure, Political Campaign, Film Project. The work is a novel written to entertain a general audience of readers including writers, authors, literary agents, journalists, voters, and filmmakers as well as dog lovers. Best of All -- Slush Pile Inspector is FREE on Kindle 2 - 6 March 2017.

Set 14, 2017, 2:55 am

Hi All,

I'm new to this group and I apologise that my first message is a promotion. However, "And the Wolf Shall Dwell" my debut novel is free again on Amazon only TODAY Thursday 14th Sep for Kindle, in order to celebrate our book launch held here in London tonight (msg me if you want to come, all invited!)

here's one link which will send you to the right Amazon:

Also you can raffle a FREE paperback here (ends tomorrow!)

I'm adding the book blurb, it's essentially a political/spy thriller setup in London,

John Daniel, a foreign professional working in the city of London bumps into an old man who's running away from two guys, on his way to work on a cold London Morning. The old man manages a garbled message not before he jumps in front of a speeding train.
Meanwhile, retired MI6 agent Adam Grey received a call from an old informant: “Your service is rotten...”

Soon Adam is dragged out of retirement, and John is dragged into the murky world of international espionage, politics, and jihadi terrorism.
An intense and explosive thriller that hits frighteningly close to the truth for a work of fiction."

To try and not be a blunt promotion kind of guy (I am really not like that, I only discovered LibraryThing today!) I am sticking around all day - if anyone wants to discuss me, my book or London/spy thrillers in general.. will be happy to chat :-)

many thanks

Set 14, 2017, 1:47 pm

Hey, Joni! Nice to meet you.

LT tends not to be so fast paced that a whole lot of people will necessarily see a message on the day it was posted, but I guess I was lucky.

Because I don't want to clutter up the promotion thread with discussion I am about to start a new topic in the group about not being a promotion kind of guy. Come and join me!

Set 14, 2017, 1:57 pm

>54 jonidee:

Thanks, I got it free from Kindle today. The link you give is only for people who use the US, but I was able to find it on and still managed to get it free.

Set 14, 2017, 6:21 pm

Thanks guys, just came back from my book launch function and was very nice.

I've experienced many issues with this link John, so I'll stop using it ... but I'm glad you've managed!


Out 6, 2017, 11:33 am

hello everyone, I have just finished my project Beyond Absolute.

It has taken a long time, and I would be very welcome to other authors feedback and idea's and possibly reviews .

If you would like a copy then fee free to get into contact with my at where I can send over a free pdf copy for you to keep!

Many Thanks!
Scott Robert Gurney.

Dez 21, 2017, 10:36 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

Fev 5, 2018, 2:03 am

Hi Joni

I've just got your book. It sounds very interesting and I'm looking forward to reading it.


Fev 12, 2018, 11:35 pm

My historical/reincarnation novel DISTANT WHISPERS is on sale for 99c and 99p from 9 February to 16 February 2018. The first chapter is available to read on my website.

Amazon US -
Amazon UK -

Rachel is a powerful healer and for her the veil that separates the living and the dead does not exist. She has experienced extraordinary challenges in her many lifetimes and faced each with unwavering courage, and the determination to fulfill the destiny that awaits her.

In the year 1665, Rachel escapes the cruelty of King Louis XIV of France and seeks sanctuary in a village in England. She is here for a reason but realizes it is not for Edward, even though she loved him from that first moment. She sees the doubt in his eyes when she is accused of witchcraft, but it matters not, for as she flees to London, where a devastating plague is spreading rapidly across the city, she knows they will meet again.

Centuries later, Rachel encounters both friends and enemies from her past.

Amazon Author Page:

Editado: Ago 8, 2018, 8:52 am

Finding the Way by Wayne Ng

No LT page for this one yet. Wayne is a fellow member of my critique group who managed to get his draft through our trial-by-fire (we are merciless to one another) and found himself a publisher. He's lacking a Canadian distributor, which is causing problems for all the family/friends trying to get one, but it's up on Amazon:

There's not a lot of Chinese historical fiction to be had, or many fictional novels with the historical figure Lao Tzu as a character, so he's covering a niche market. Wayne has Chinese ancestry, which is to say he dodged the cultural appropriation bullet. I'm still trying to get my published copy, but the draft version was full of political intrigue and deep-thought Chinese philosophy (Lao Tzu vs Confucius). Really happy for him, years of research and work went into this and I hope he finds the audience he deserves.

Ago 12, 2018, 4:20 pm

My second historical novel, "Alsoomse and Wanchese," was published May 28. The following is on the 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.

Set 17, 2018, 5:00 am


My new collection of nonsense verse is now available. Here's the blurb:

Could Have Been Verse is a book of nonsense. This stuff isn't rare. It's certainly not well done. And to call it poetry would be an insult to the medium.

You can check it out at:

Or in paperback at:

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


Set 26, 2018, 4:00 pm

Hi! I am offering my children's book This Book Needs a Laugh for free on Amazon as an ebook on 9/27/18 and 9/28/18. Please consider reading and reviewing for me! It's a short but delightful interactive kids book that the children in your life will LOVE! - I am offering a giveaway of the print edition plus an Amazon gift card here, also!

Thank you!

Nov 6, 2018, 3:02 pm

Hi guys! Just want to let you all know that my book, Guards Gone Wild!, is now available at

The book is a memoir of my experiences in the private security industry. There’s plenty to tell. Scams perpetrated by security agencies and guards. Intense confrontations with delinquents and work colleagues. Funny moments to make you laugh and frustrating moments that made me cry. And so on and so forth.

But I don't want you to just laugh or cry along with me. In order to reduce conflicts between security guards and the general public, I think there are some serious questions that need to be asked.

For example, why are some shopping malls are more popular with delinquents than others? Why do security guards get cranky when customers want to enter the department store at the very last minute? Are security guards overworked? What are the negative effects of sleep deprivation? The answers to these questions and more can be found in my book.

Which is available at

A copy costs S$20 before GST. Shipping within Singapore is FREE for all orders delivered via SingPost. For international shipments, shipping fees is a flat rate of $20.

Editado: Mar 25, 2019, 5:38 pm

THIS JUST IN! The audiobook version of Assassin Marked is live. I repeat, the audiobook version of Assassin Marked is live!

Mar 26, 2019, 11:05 pm

Always looking for authors to interview on my website If anyone is interested in an interview please contact me through the website.

Abr 7, 2019, 11:08 am

I am serializing a historical (for free) if anyone's interested.
A Death in Sheffield chapter 19. all previous chapters posted at

Abr 9, 2019, 6:01 pm

Missing in London
Book #3 in the Anna Davies Mystery Series

Arthur Hambledon, Anna’s best-selling author, has just finished his latest book which he says “will raise some eyebrows.” Then Arthur disappears, along with the manuscript.

Anna Davies is working in London as a Senior Editor for a respected Publishing Company. When her most famous author goes missing, Anna is determined to find out what happened to him.

Large Print edition:

Amazon UK

Abr 30, 2019, 8:00 am

On this last day of April, I am running an Amazon promotion for free downloads of Assassin Marked! You are welcome and, in fact, encouraged to share this and spread the love.

Click here for your copy!

~Michael C. Sahd

Maio 5, 2019, 5:40 am

I need to get my book cover (Gun Kiss) voted for the next round of the All Author Book Cover Contest. If you like the cover, please vote for it. Thanks.
Click here:


Maio 9, 2019, 2:39 pm

I've just set up a Member Giveaway for my first book A Quiet Rebellion: Guilt ahead of releasing the final book in the trilogy in a few weeks' time. It's a light SF adventure with a slightly steampunk vibe.

Maio 12, 2019, 12:31 pm

Thanks to everyone that participated in my giveaway of Forest of Lost Secrets. For those that did not win, I encourage you to download the ebook version during my Amazone free book promotion, starting May 16th and ending May 20th. The Amazon link is Upcoming releases by myself Emmett Swan and my co-writer Clarice Swan can be view on our website: Thank you for checking us out.

Maio 18, 2019, 1:01 am

Hey Everyone,

Just published my first novel. Trying to get the word out if anyone's interested (details below).
Currently posted for free at Available in all the formats with an excerpt to see whether it's your style. I appreciate the love and support.

Title: Twisting in Headstands and Heavy Drinking

Synopsis: In an unruly Midwest town, Tristan – a college fraternity president – pinballs between failed relationships in an unholy battle with depression. Locked in savage self-abuse at the hands of booze and cigarettes – and surrounded by a collection of part-time degenerates he calls, "Brothers" – Tristan must confront his own inner turmoil, as he searches desperately for some main vein of American life in the swirling backdrop of mental illness.

If you like Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar; Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted; Jack Kerouac's On the Road; or S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders; then this might fit your sensibilities.

Thanks Everyone.

Editado: Ago 28, 2019, 12:35 am

WIN copy of my thriller GUN KISS for you and your friend.
Details on my Facebook link:
Closes 8, September.
Wishing you good luck.


Set 8, 2019, 12:53 am

The Poinciana Tree is available for pre-order now, for release on 23 September.

The Poinciana Tree

This story is set around the beautiful Poinciana tree, with its amazing red flowers.
Suzanne Matthews arrives home from work to find the kitchen in disarray and her daughter missing. After searching the house, her eyes turn towards the garden, drawn to the Poinciana tree. Underneath its canopy she sees her daughter, slumped against its trunk.
When the police are unable to identify Jennifer’s killer, they turn their attention to her husband, Mark. Whilst trying to cope with her grief, she finds herself fighting to prove her husband’s innocence, as her world is turned upside down. She is inspired by another woman, who went with her husband to the Sudan as medical volunteers for a charity organisation.
A tale of raw emotion, desperation and acceptance.

Editado: Out 22, 2019, 12:42 pm

Been reviewing nonfiction here since LT first opened. Two a week. So as not to lose it, I have taken the highlights and woven them into 16 essays (by topic) in a book called The Straight Dope, or What I learned from my first thousand nonfiction reviews. It is available at amazon, which is offering a rather attractive discount - 100% - for the e-book edition to Prime members. I would love to have your opinion posted on LT and amazon. I need feedback of all kinds, private and public.

David Wineberg

Out 27, 2019, 2:05 am

Will you be my lucky reader?

Goldie St. Helen - the co-protagonist in Gun Kiss - is being reader will walk away with an exotic green handwoven Oriental rug when I reached 5,000 copies in digital sales. Learn more: or here:

Follow me on Facebook:

Sign up for my email newsletter:

All the best and Happy Halloween. Yikes!


Fev 24, 2020, 4:02 pm

I am a new author and have recently self-published my first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020. It is an eclectic mix of poetry and short stories that address the subjects of loss, struggle, human behaviour, and environment. Many pieces are humorous and lighthearted with illustrations.

I am currently running a funding campaign on Indiegogo. To support this independent author, visit my website at or Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures is also available at most online retailers.

First reviews are in! A couple of 5*’s on Goodreads. Thank you!

More about me @

Thank you,


Fev 24, 2020, 4:16 pm

Debut book, "A Vampyre's Daughter,"
$0.99 on Amazon!--Or, if you're a Kindle Unlimited member... it's FREE!

"A troubled Army vet wishes he were dead...
A lonely vampyre wishes she were human...
And a ruthless drug lord wishes he were immortal..."

Not your typical vampire book, with a twist on a tired genre. It's a love story with action, gore, gun mayhem, nerdy humor, and a little sex. Getting great reviews. Whatcha got to lose for a buck?

Editado: Jun 18, 2020, 7:47 pm

Greetings, everyone!

My name is C. L. Hoang. I'm a new author member, having joined only recently. And I've come bearing gifts!

For 3 days this Father's Day Weekend, from Fri 6-19-20 through Sun 6-21-20, I'm making my award-winning books available for free on Kindle.

Once upon a Mulberry Field is a novel about love, loss, and redemption set in Vietnam at the height of the war.

Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees is a travelogue of my recent visit to Vietnam after a decades-long absence, and a former Amazon #1 New Release in Vietnam Travel Guides.

Enjoy, and Happy Father's Day!

Editado: Jun 28, 2020, 3:57 pm

Johnny Apocalypse is a young man growing up in a nuclear wasteland 100 years after a nuclear war. With his friends Starbucks, Deb and Super, he faces danger and adventure in a dangerous and wild world where law and order no longer exist. If you like Harry Potter or the Hunger Games, you'll love Johnny Apocalypse.
Johnny Apocalypse and the Nuclear Wasteland by Mark Robijn

Jul 1, 2020, 9:17 am

This week, the second book in my trilogy is free in the Kindle store, with a discount on the third. In the world of A Quiet Rebellion, infectious paranormal powers aren't a boon but a curse.

Payback time. In A Quiet Rebellion: Restitution, a man with paranormal powers struggles against the killer who framed him: even if it leads to his own death.

Editado: Jul 17, 2020, 10:07 am

Greetings Everyone,

First thank you for reading this and allowing me to promote my books. I am a new author and have two books out on Sale Now with various outlets. I am currently writing a third that I hope to have it released on August 28. I hope you have an opportunity to read, comment, and provide a review. I would very much appreciate it.


Tony Brunal

The Swim - A free original story based on personal events that details the struggle to save a family member from the dangers of an ocean rip-current.

As Time Narrows - Is a story about humanity's last gasp. Years of war, famine and pestilence have eroded the population from a multitude of 8 billion to a barely present 200 thousand; strewn over multiple continents. The huddled masses have been reduced to little factions; whose sole purpose is to keep on living. Now, after years of watching the skies, a group of scientists have discovered a far off signal that can provide hope.
Follow the book with Pinterest.

The Man In The Bowler Hat - Is a story about Detective Christian Santorino. He was not supposed to be here. It's his day off. He can't believe he has to leave his New Year Eve party to investigate a theft at the Metropolitan Museum of art. An Egyptian cross, called the Ankh artifact, has been stolen under heavy security. Christian must crack the connection to the other thefts. Then, when a mysterious man appears on surveillance video, Detective Santorino is duty bound to capture him.
Follow the book with Pinterest.

Coming August 28th!
The King's Tower - Ava Alexander has just discovered why they are performing so many HLA genotyping’s in her lab in the Yuma desert. She has followed the clues to a solar generation plant next to her facility and the underground sub-facility that hides a morbid secret. Ava is way over her head, but breaking protocol is the only way to be sure. What she finds will shock her. Her intuitions will lead her to a secret government program called The King’s Tower.
Follow the book with Pinterest.

Jul 16, 2020, 1:10 pm

'Tales of an Accidental Life' a short easy read memoir of a young man's life at sea as a Navigating Cadet in the British Merchant Navy during the early nineteen-seventies.

Originally published as a series of blog posts this mixture of travelogue and disastrous adventures is available for free Amazon download on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2020.

Editado: Ago 22, 2020, 2:10 pm

I will be giving away 2 free paperback copies(US/CAN only, Apple iTunes copy all other countries) of my book, Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures, and an original artwork bookmark. Visit my website and sign up for my newsletter and/or get a free sample copy of my book. I will draw for winners. 1 in the US, 1 in Canada, and 1 for all others at the end of July.


Edit July 23:

Just figured out how to share my newsletter. Weekly (usually), not too long (unless it's not), informative (so says I), and chock full of funny.

And here is another

Have a look-see!

Editado: Ago 26, 2020, 6:36 pm


Please visit my website to view my book trailer for The King's Tower.

Thank you,

Tony Brunal

Friday is nearly here!

Editado: Out 6, 2020, 8:48 am

My second book, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories is now available for pre-sale on Kindle:
or now, in paperback:
Free samples on my website

Out 9, 2020, 4:33 pm


My name is M.O. LeClair. Nice to "meet" you all!

My first book 'Concrete Jungle' is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The release date is September 4th, 2021. It's a suspense/thriller/mystery book.

You can visit the library at my official website if you'd like to read some at:

Here's the Amazon pre-order link: and the book trailer link is here:

Here's the book jacket description:

When Nylah Diamond, a young psychiatry student, becomes aware of a new case study, she becomes obsessed with it; something about it intrigues her.

She wants to know about every detail, every statement, every piece of evidence and everyone involved.

...someone else wants it left in the past...

She becomes determined to help piece together everything that has seemingly been hidden and scattered everywhere for so long...

...things that were meant to stay scattered and hidden. Something doesn't make sense.

Some things from childhood, they stick with you, forever. Small things, big things, what seem like such insignificant things; change things. Change people.

...and if "Dr" Diamond doesn't let sleeping dogs lie, she may be the next to get bitten.

All of the things you think don't matter, matter most. What you think matters most, may mean nothing at all. People are animals. Savages. It's a concrete jungle out there, and even something as small as a snake in the grass, or a spider in a tree, can take down a lion; the king of the jungle.

I can't wait to chat with everyone. Have a wonderful day!

M.O. LeClair

Out 11, 2020, 9:00 am

Hello !

My name is Daniel Agranovsky, I am 15 years old and I live in Warwickshire, UK.

Always loved reading books of all genres, and always enjoyed engaging in a bit of creative writing myself.

I have now written my first book, a crime novel about a murder that takes place at a psychology conference in Detroit.

It's live on Amazon and free with Kindle Unlimited:

Got a lot of positive feedback about it from people that know me, but it would be very interesting to hear an unbiased opinion too.

If you can find the time, please give it a read and let me know what you think !

Best Wishes,

Out 30, 2020, 1:29 pm

Excited to announce that my newest novel, The Diamond Device, is now up for pre-order in the Kindle store.

After diamond power promises to replace steam, an unemployed labourer and a thieving noble unite to foil an international plot and avert a war.

Here's the link to the ebook: (print on its way). I'm offering it for 0.99 until it goes live.

Nov 2, 2020, 7:23 pm

I am pretty thrilled to see my thriller, Smokescreen, featured in Publisher's Weekly.


Nov 2, 2020, 9:26 pm

Good evening everyone,

I am new to the group. Nice to meet you all. I recently published a book, The Fox Demon's Kiss that you can find on amazon:

Although this is my first published book, I have been writing for years. I've written short stories, to poems, and even novels on paper (in junior high I didn't have a computer).

I've always loved urban fantasy, Japanese manga and light novels, and some horror books. I am happy to be apart of this community where I can learn much more about different authors and other books.

Nov 10, 2020, 2:53 pm

I have a short story that's been completed for some time for which I've been trouble finding a market, in part because it's multi-media -- it has an 80-second video and clickable memo and script pages with "handwritten" notes on them. I got some kind rejections from editors explaining that they publish both online and in print so this wouldn't work for them.

So.... I finally self-published it on my blog. I would call this a multi-media, slightly comedic alternate history story. It features Mel Blanc as a character along with one of his voiced characters who is in the public domain. I really had a lot of fun with this, and would be grateful if anyone wants to check it out. I will say that formatting was challenging for me as I'm not a web wizard, so the video and clickable pages looks slightly off-center, but that rights itself once you click on them.

"Private Snafu Flies to the Moon!" appears here:

Editado: Nov 14, 2020, 9:33 am

In the current political climate, with Chumps about to be thrown out of office,
there has never been a more important time to wise up to the incredible workings of the Chump administration... portrayed in my punchy, paint-peeling political publication, Dire and Puny
( not to be confused with Fire and Fury )

To survive this period with sanity intact, I strongly recommend you give it a read,
or gift it to a friend to keep them pleasantly occupied with its scorching revelations.

Dire and Puny currently has 5 x genuine 5-star reviews on Amazon:

"A hilarious & biting satirical crossword puzzle & page turner. An off beat and wry sense of humor!"
Reviewed in the United States
- Amazon Verified Purchase

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Love Martha Skewermann
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Nov 19, 2020, 8:15 pm

Screamcatcher: Web World: winner of the bronze medal for YA horror in the Reader's Favorite International Awards Contest, N.N. Light Best YA novel of the year and the 5-Star review and badge for Reader's Favorite.

It's still only 99 cents!

Dez 8, 2020, 3:47 pm

The Christian Author George Calleja has just announced that now you can also follow him on Patreon.
Have a look at his Patreon’s account and enjoy the benefits that are available upon subscribing.

Editado: Dez 8, 2020, 3:50 pm

' 'HER SILENCE' a Christian book from AMAZON, a book to draw you closer to Mary through Her silence… discover Her Silence and imitate Mary in your life

Dez 11, 2020, 4:18 am

This weekend, I'm running a promotion on my entire first trilogy of light paranormal/steampunk adventures.

What if paranormal powers were transmissible, but their recipients declared a threat to society?

After a duty-mandated killing, a man's conscience leads him into increasing trouble when he opposes a corrupt official. A Quiet Rebellion: Guilt is Book 1, and FREE this weekend.

To protect those he loves, a man struggles against the killer who framed him: even if it leads to his own death. A Quiet Rebellion: Restitution is Book 2, and 0.99 this weekend.

When paranormal abilities are viewed as a curse, it's an uphill struggle to persuade your people to accept them. Especially when you're the queen. A Quiet Rebellion: Posterity is Book 3, and 0.99 this weekend.

If you miss the sale or don't want to commit yourself to a purchase of the later books, all my books are available through Kindle Unlimited.

Dez 20, 2020, 5:37 pm

I've just put my latest novel, The Diamond Device, up for a member giveaway here. If you fancy a light retro SF read that's more about quirky characters than whiz-bang gadgets, drop by and put your name in for a copy :)

Jan 5, 2021, 9:21 am

Hey everyone,
I wanted to introduce my book, Walk-On Warrior, to non fiction readers and those interested in sports or motivational reads:

The book details my experiences as a basketball walk-on at Marquette, working for Hall of Fame coach, Rick Majerus, assisting the Milwaukee Bucks, and how basketball opened doors for me that I never thought were possible. Growing up in a small town, I hope this book inspires young athletes that want to play at the next level and provides a sincere and authentic look at what it's like to play division 1 college basketball.

Why is this book unique? The aim here wasn't to write a “Rudy-type” story. Rather, it's a raw look into the day to day of big-time college sports, the people you meet, and how thousands of hours on the basketball court ultimately prepared me for a career that has nothing to do with basketball. Despite being self-published, the book has been a best selling college basketball book on Amazon for the past two years.

Jan 8, 2021, 8:37 am


Released Jan 1,2021

Starred review: 5 Stars

IN SPACE, NO ONE WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS...One day, in 1994, just as he was poised to land a major cover story in Rolling Stone magazine, music journalist, Derek Christian, is whisked away by a mysterious man with multiple arms and tentacles, named Kent, and deposited in a luxury hotel called the Intergalactic, which is populated by beings and creatures from across the galaxy. No one remembers why they are there, who is in charge, or what exactly the hotel is. Is it a massive spaceship parked in stationary orbit on the outskirts of GN-z11? An Astral Plane of Heaven? A place where souls go between incarnations? The heavenly paradise where Osiris rules? A liminal plane located somewhere in Arizona, possibly near Tucson? A hologram? A cosmic bus depot? All Derek knows is that he feels a prisoner, and he wants answers, no matter how many gala luncheons and Champagne buffets the hotel throws. And with the help of some friends: a beautiful humanadroid named Desree, a wisecracking robot named Drillbit, a crackpot polymath named Anonymous, a self-satisfied rock star named Vim Starbucket, Koalemos, the Greek god of stupidity--and the mysterious Kent--he is determined to find those answers (although he probably won't).

Fans of Douglas Adams Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Neil Gaiman Good Omens, Terry Pratchett Discworld, Larry Niven Ringworld may find it fun.

Jan 16, 2021, 1:19 pm

My two 'Alien Librarian' books, Monica with a 'K' saves the World and Monika saves the Universe are available for free Amazon Kindle downloads until the 19th January.

Light-hearted syfy, Monika is a shy librarian in a small British Market town who finds herself mistaken for a famous American blogger of the same name and kidnapped by two alien rodents disguised as dentists. Following her escape things go down hill from there.

Jan 27, 2021, 3:22 am

Hi everyone,

The ebook for my new sci-fi/mystery novel is now out.

Here's the blurb:


The winter her grandfather died, Cari Silvestri swapped her home town for a new life. But the past is not so easily outrun. Almost ten years on, Grandfather returns, his stolen memories repackaged by technology giant Merrywhile Industries as a slick marketing promo for their latest project: digital immortality. But when no one believes her, Cari’s search for proof and answers gradually draws her into a lawless digital underworld.

Mel Faith is also haunted by the past. Her journalistic career circling the drain, she finds herself still obsessed with the one piece she never filed – the tragic history of Michael Sommeil, grandson of Merrywhile’s founder. It’s a story with few leads and fewer prospects, but at whose heart – she’s sure – a secret still sits untold.

As their paths intertwine, the two women enter a world of masks and aliases, of mercenary hackers and corporate spies, and where, underlying it all, is the hunt for the Singularity – the point, both feared and hoped for, where AI will finally surpass human understanding, and nothing will ever again be the same.

A sci-fi novel set in the near future, MUNKi is an intricate cybergothic fairy tale, a philosophical exploration of memory, death and identity, and the ambiguous role that technology has come to play in all our lives.


Please visit my website for more info and links to online retailers:

You can also get a free short story from the MUNKi universe by signing up to my fiction newsletter.


Gareth Southwell.

Fev 4, 2021, 8:21 pm

Book 1 in my new series, Soul for Dinner: The Soul Eater Witches Book One is available for free Amazon Kindle download from Saturday 6th Feb to Monday 8th.

A light-hearted fantasy adventure consisting of a bit of humor, a bit of adventure and a bit of romance.
Edgar Bright a quiet young student is having a problem finding accommodation while at university. He visits a house share for interview where he finds three young women who try to embarrass him, causing him to flee.
Little does he know that he has just taken part in a failed induction test for Millie Souleater to qualify for entry into her mother's coven, and that when he fled he left her with a part of his soul, and took a part of hers.

A trip to hell follows in order to try and rectify the situation.

Editado: Fev 5, 2021, 10:32 pm

Hello new author here. I just recently had published a book of poems and short stories. The title of my book is called Teardrops on the Petals .It consist of short stories and poems. Topics cover love , erotic love, poverty , substance abuse, youth and gun violence, some poems are even religious. One of the short stories centers around an abusive, neglectful mother and how her behaviours effect her daughter and son.The other short story symbolizes beauty in being a misfit or rather not fitting into the so called category of not being conventional, normal , or status quo and how sometimes people can have cruel reactions to something that is different or new
If interested just send me a message here or look me up on FB also my instagram is ajbookauthor

Mar 11, 2021, 12:12 pm

Two items:

Book Sale:

For one week The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories will be $1.99 for Kindle and $5.99 for the paperback. You can always read it with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories

In anticipation of National Poetry Month, if you purchase my book, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures on my website in March/April, you will have a chance to win it for free. Only 50 copies available.

Purchase link: Lines by Leon

Editado: Abr 6, 2021, 1:27 am

Missing in France, Book 4 in the stand-alone Anna Davies Mystery Series is now available.

When Mike accepts a two-year contract in France, Anna is delighted at the prospect of spending time in Paris and Marseille. She doesn’t anticipate being drawn into yet another mystery, one which puts her own life in danger.

Large Print:

Editado: Abr 26, 2021, 1:55 am

My new non-fiction book An Angry Shepherd: Sudanese Bishop Macram Max Gassis, (Paulines Publications Africa, Nairobi) is now available. It's a specialised subject, the official biography of a retired Sudanese Catholic bishop who is still active both in humanitarian work in his own country and in international advocacy against slavery and religious persecution. It attempts not only to tell the story of a remarkable man but also to reflect on some of the dynamics within Sudan. Probably not a best seller. It'll be on sale in the publisher's own bookshops in Nairobi, Kenya, in Kampala, Uganda, and in Juba, South Sudan.

See, or contact to order a copy - US$ 10 plus p&p.

Maio 27, 2021, 9:28 am

The Diamond Device is on a 0.99 price drop promotion until Wednesday 2 June - US and UK Kindle stores only. It's a light-hearted steampunk caper, where a thieving lord and an unemployed labourer get embroiled in a kidnapping and international bomb plot.

Jul 2, 2021, 12:10 pm

On August 10, the award-winning suspense thriller author of war (Bishop’s War and Bishop’s Law), Rafael Amadeus Hines, will be conducting a free webinar on how he became an author, his writing process and provide insights on the characters of his book.

His action-packed suspense thrillers introduce us to Special Forces Sergeant John Bishop, decorated war hero, and nephew of crime boss, Gonzalo Valdez. When John returns home from Afghanistan he battles against terrorist operatives in New York, a powerful Afghan warlord, and a psychopathic billionaire with powerful White House connections.

To register, access this link (

It's scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST.

Editado: Jul 28, 2021, 10:12 am

My first book One Bad Day After Another is out.

Baker Somerset was a Scotland Yard Detective sent to Ottawa to help solve a brutal kidnapping case. After the suspect put four bullets in her, she decided to stay in Ottawa and open her own detective agency, Case Closed Investigations. In this first book a dead body at her office door leads back to the kidnapping that brought her to Canada, and to bribery, fraud, and illegal activity in the military arms and equipment industry. : One Bad Day After Another, Max Folsom

Jul 28, 2021, 2:12 pm

I changes the way we pick themes for the annual SF/F/H anthology series Triangulation, which I started in 2003. We're now selecting environmental themes. This year is sustainable housing. The Triangulation: Habitats IndieGoGo campaign is on now through August 3, then the book will be out. You can snag some unique perks if you support us now, like a tour of my tiny house.

In 2019 Triangulation: Dark Skies was about light pollution.
Last year, Triangulation: Extinction was about the loss of biodiversity.
Next year's eco-theme for Triangulation 2022? Will be announced soon . . .
Get yourself a set.

Parsec is a 501c3 charitable organization. Parsec Ink is the publishing branch and the dozen+ young writers on our staff are learning the process of putting together an anthology.

Thanks for your support!

Set 11, 2021, 9:46 am

Hello! Glad to introduce you to my first book, a poetry collection titled "The Kaleidoscope Called Life". This falls under the juvenile poetry category and teenagers connect well with this book. However, there is no age limit.

Below is the link to access it:

Please don't forget to give a review after reading. You can give a review on Goodreads or on the platform where you buy the book. Thank you!

Set 18, 2021, 10:15 am

If you enjoy deep, meaningful conversations then you might like my recent interview on A Woman’s soul Restored with Latonia Hendry. On this spiritual podcast, we shared stories of healing from childhood trauma and pain. We talk about how past traumas don’t define or dictate one’s future. Through these conversations, I hope that you can also learn to reclaim your power, to believe in yourself, and rise up with confidence and spirit.

Set 18, 2021, 11:14 am

Happy to have received a five star review from Reader's Favorite for One Bad Day After Another!!!

Set 19, 2021, 10:27 am

I recently stopped by imperative ministries for another deep spiritual conversation. Imperative Ministries is a Christian podcast that is about using the divine word of the gospel to heal our spiritual wounds. It was a privilege for me to have the opportunity to share my personal reflections for life through the show.

Out 28, 2021, 12:22 am

Hi! My name is Tamar Tremaine. I just published a book of funny dating stories called Salty Flames. It's available here:

Book blurb below in case you're interested :).

Afraid to download a dating app? Nervous to go on a first date? Curious what online dating is like? Upset that you're never "the one?" Too many duds and not enough studs? You are far from alone...

TAMAR TREMAINE has gone on hundreds of first dates and chatted online with thousands of men over the last ten years. On a few occasions, she has even gone on as many as three dates in one day. (Not recommended.) According to Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, it takes 10,000 hours and approximately ten years to become an expert. Tamar has easily spent 10,000 hours swiping, going on dates, and staring at her phone waiting for that cute guy to text her back. However, this book is not "Tamar Tremaine: Expert in Online Dating." This book is for you. Through a series of highly relatable short stories, Tamar reveals her crazy dating history. From in-person dating, to online dating, to quarantine dating, Tamar inspires readers to keep trying, download that app, and go on that date. After all, there's usually a good story in the end!

Out 28, 2021, 4:24 pm

Is anyone in this group going to the Sisters in Crime New England CrimeBake in Boston?

Editado: Nov 9, 2021, 11:58 am

In September I published The Maple Motherload: A Guide to All Things Maple, available on Amazon.
This book features maple products and explains how they're made. It introduces the reader to the people across North America who produce maple products and where visitors can go to tour a sugar camp, restaurants that serve maple meals, and shops that carry large selections of maple products. There are maple recipes for both food and cocktails.
This was the first time I used a professional photographer and I was really pleased with the results, especially since I'm a lousy photographer myself.

Editado: Ago 24, 2022, 10:20 am

Parents to babies and toddlers, this book is for you! When Stars Arise is a lullaby board book that will guide your little one toward sleep. Poetry and stunning original artwork lead to a dreamy landscape and comforting bedtime routines. Pick up a copy at or Amazon.

Set 3, 2022, 12:45 am

I've just published my first children's book - The Unicorn Angel!

The Unicorn Angel
Recommended for children aged 6-10 years

Are there such things as Unicorns? Have you ever heard of a Unicorn Angel? Lucy is a seven-year-old girl, lying in a hospital bed, seriously ill. Will the Unicorn Angel come to her?

Set 4, 2022, 3:40 pm

Have just signed off on the cover for my second book, Searching for Peter Griffiths! It's exciting.

Set 18, 2022, 6:02 pm

Feel free to have a look at an experimental novella of mine.


The reality of increasingly apparent nestedness, fractality and universal subsumption encroaches on the westernized conception of regularity, anticipating and calling out for the literature of assemblages.
Amid the accelerating centripetal movement of the cultural space, the many realms of the global periphery suffer through aberrations completely alien in character and effect. A decrepit village in the depths of the Caucasus undergoes a painful retracement of its historicity on the backdrop of ever-escaping and dispersing global narratives. Its many characters, figures, and forms become the demonstration machinery for the unfurling of the omnipresent reality-decay project.
A work tracing spaces of religion, conquest, and filiation delineating temporalities of history, violence, and perpetual becoming. A vast geometry of ethnogenesis conceived through the looking glass of a contemporary production complex. Unbounded poetics of annihilation in the process of self-referential becoming. Finally, a deconstruction of the overbearing real in search of radical difference.

Editado: Set 22, 2022, 11:19 am

The New England Library Association (NELA) is having its annual conference in Manchester NH this October. If you are attending, stop by the Sisters in Crime booth (#111 in the Vendor's area) on Monday, October 24th, from 12:15 to 2:15 and say hello. I'd love to talk to you, and you can check out the new cover of Baker Somerset's new case.

Set 22, 2022, 12:04 pm

Hi, I've just released my new novel, an adult thriller which is a little different.

A Child of Szabo

A teenage rebel with a tragic past is on the edge of the abyss. Offered one final chance of redemption by an enigmatic stranger, she is recruited into a secret society of assassins formed by Winston Churchill. She must battle for survival against unknown enemies in a do or die existence to become the best. Only then can she take out those who killed her family. Those who are now trying to kill her.


M J Webb

Editado: Out 2, 2022, 10:23 pm

Hi. My book title "kids and Parents communication" is now live on Amazon as preorder to be launched on 30th of October 2022.
This book about how parent can communicate and connect with their kids without frustrating the kids.
Leading them to build a sound behavior and morals. You can leave a honest review in exchange for a copy.

Out 20, 2022, 8:48 pm

The last book in the Anna Davies Mystery Series

Missing in Australia

Despite Anna’s promise to Mike, this is one mystery Anna has to solve! Two men set off on a camping trip in Central Australia but fail to return home. One of the men is her best friend’s husband. Have they broken down in Australia’s remote outback, been injured or met with foul play?


Out 20, 2022, 8:49 pm

My first children's book!

The Unicorn Angel
Recommended for children aged 6-10 years

Are there such things as Unicorns? Have you ever heard of a Unicorn Angel? Lucy is a seven-year-old girl, lying in a hospital bed, seriously ill. Will the Unicorn Angel come to her?

Dez 13, 2022, 7:55 pm

>1 isaiah877: 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 13, 2022, 10:36 pm

Just to show how crazy it gets when your book comes out... I just realized I hadn't entered it on LT. Fixed that in a hurry.

Jan 14, 2023, 10:35 am

KIds will love Snids. And so will parents and grandparents. For Snids are silly, pesty creators of mischief and mayhem wherever they go. Lookout! Lookout! Snids Are Out in New York City, is an illustrated children's book filled with laugh-a-loud humor.

Jan 25, 2023, 8:35 pm

I am happy (and grateful to all of those who helped me) to announce the birth of my new book, An Introduction to Complexity Pedagogy, Using Critical Theory, Critical Pedagogy and Complexity in Performance and Literature. I received my copies in the mail today from the publisher, Myers Education Press. According to Amazon, it is "temporarily out of stock," but Amazon should be getting its copies soon. I write about two authors, LeAnne Howe (Choctaw) and Gloria Anzaldua (Chicana lesbian), and the performance artists Karen Finley and collaborators Bob Flanagan/Sheree Rose. The word "complexity" in the title refers to what used to be called "chaos theory." I worked with a geophysicist on research presented in this book.

Fev 4, 2023, 8:19 am

Book three of my sci-fi trilogy is out on April 17. Time to read the first two!

What would you do if you found yourself on or in another world? Do you have the skills and knowledge needed to survive or to make sense of what you see?
Thomas sets out on a hike he has done many times before. Taking only what he needs for the three or four hours he expects to be gone, he passes a vehicle in the parking lot. The handwritten note on the dashboard read: Not Abandoned. The view at the end of the trail was not what he expected—neither were the friendships.
Two adventurous people in an unknown world. Only their physical fitness and combined knowledge will get them through everything they may encounter.

Book one can be read as a stand alone.

The View from Here Trilogy

Fev 10, 2023, 8:51 am

Hello Everyone!

I've decided to offer all of my titles for free (you can read why at my site,, so please feel free to visit, have a look around, and download (epub and/or pdf) whatever catches your fancy! Feminist literary.

Titles include This is what happens, Satellites Out of Orbit, Thus Saith Eve, Soliloquies: the lady doth indeed protest, UnMythed, Snow White Gets Her Say, Deare Sister, dreaming of kaleidoscopes, Paintings and Sculptures, Particivision and other stories, and Excerpts.

Chris Wind

Fev 11, 2023, 10:21 am

Hey whoever's reading this! All of my books are now free for the download at my website:

"This will not look good on my resume" and its sequel, "Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun".

"The Road Trip Dialogues", "The Blasphemy Tour", "License to Do That", "The ReGender App" -- philosophy meets stand-up.

"TurboJetslams: Proof #29 of the Non-existence of God" and its sequel, "CottageEscape.zyx: Satan Takes Over" - funny summer reads with a serious undertow

"A Philosopher, A Psychologist, and an Extraterrestrial Walk into a Chocolate Bar" (or "Two Women, Extraterrestrial, Road Trip") - which will entertain radical feminists and offend everyone else


Fev 11, 2023, 10:26 am

Mine too! Well, not all of them, but these:

It Wasn't Enough - What if one day all of the women disappeared? Shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Award.

Impact - A woman interrogates the men who raped her.

Gender Fraud: a fiction - A feminist dystopia about 'gender identity'. Also shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Award.

What Happened to Tom - He wakes up one morning to find his body’s been hijacked and turned into a human kidney dialysis machine. For nine months he has to stay connected to Simon or Simon will die.

Fighting Words: notes for a future we won't have - Fact-driven fiction. Speculative. Provocative. What could've been. What should've been.

Jess - Jess used to be a man. Then he found himself in a female body. It wasn’t funny. Why would anyone even think it was?

Exile - In a new U.S.A., there's a new three strikes law: first offence, rehab; second offence, prision, third offense, well, you're just kicked out. A novella about the social contract.

Sexist Shit that Pisses Me Off (2e) - 'nuff said

Just Think about It! - ditto

Fev 11, 2023, 2:48 pm

My most recent book, free to good homes and diligent citizens, is Project Do Better: A Plan

(available as epub, pdf in LOTs of different sizes, and mobi):

and the much shorter book, also freely available in PDF (and a few other, thanks to The Archive) format, Stayed on Freedom's Call, available on The Internet Archive:

Editado: Fev 15, 2023, 4:40 pm

My debut novel seven years in the making has been published, a terrifying mix of fantasy mythology and science fiction surrealism, a tale of mortals and spirits, living or dead: Wings of Nialoca, Book One: The Spectre's Eye.

Light and darkness have always been seen as good and evil. This is a dangerous lie. The truly evil use both for their gain. On the distant planet of Nialoca, a warlock named Vansyk has eliminated the deities of light and darkness, surrounding the planet in a great cloud and blotting out the eyes of the spirit world. However, he never knew that they had a backup plan. Two teenagers from very different worlds, one a doctor and the other a thief, discover that they have the same origin. And together they join an infant spirit-turned-mortal on a journey through their country to defeat Vansyk with the one legendary stoner the world of Nialoca fears, one that is said to raise spirits from the afterlife: The Spectre's Eye.

Wings of Nialoca is a 489 page novel available for digital download on Amazon Kindle, or free with Kindle Unlimited. Get it for $4.36 until Sunday when the price rises.

Mar 20, 2023, 11:22 pm

The Deeper Dark, A Psychological Thriller - Michael Allen

Does it have ninjas? Uh, no.
Does it have strippers? Afraid not.
Witches, vampires, superheroes? None of those things.
Then, what is deep and dark about it? It has hackers and government corruption. It has a human trafficking syndicate with thugs who take orders from very high people. Is that dark enough?
You have my attention...

When a hero comes home from the war, he finds his world went on without him and now he has a new war to fight as a corrupt network of evil threatens the only person he has left in his life.

Currently, Amazon has taken it upon itself to lower the cost of the paperback quite significantly. Of course, it's also on Kindle.

For Apple readers,

Jul 12, 2023, 10:08 am

Just sent the third Baker Somerset book - Death of a Codebreaker - off to the publisher. Opened a bottle of bubbly and taking a deep breath. Have done the first 2,000 words of the next one. Have a man murdered... I know who did it, and how, but I haven't the foggiest idea of why..... oh boy.

Jul 18, 2023, 11:32 am

My post post post apocalyptic novel The Starved God is now on Audible. I've got about a dozen UK promo codes left if any fellow Brits would like a free copy.

Jul 25, 2023, 1:20 pm


My novel, Death's Pale Flag, was recently released.
Brain surgeon Ryan Brenan's life comes unglued when he begins to be haunted by an escalating series of ghosts. Is he losing his mind? Could the ghosts possibly be real? If so, what could they want? And, in they end, can they be in any way more terrifying than what he faces daily in the operating rooms, ICU's, and trauma bays?

Review by author Martin Clark:
I’ve been on a roll with remarkable books lately. Immediately prior to reading Death’s Pale Flag, I was just blown away by Steve Saroff’s masterpiece, Paper Targets. And Death’s Pale Flag is also pretty darn amazing, just a delight, a book by a real-life neurosurgeon who can write like nobody’s business (think James Lee Burke or John Hart), who has built a smart, clever, challenging story (think Roland Merullo), and who—no surprise here—takes readers on a fascinating and often heartbreaking private tour of what it’s like to patch up people’s brains and spines. This is a ghost story that’ll make you cry and a marriage tale worthy of John Cheever that’ll scare the daylights out of you. A big hat tip and a deep bow to Gary Simonds—I was moved and entertained, and more important perhaps, I’m a little better person for having spent time with Ryan Brenan. Definitely five-star work.

Ago 24, 2023, 11:29 pm

Books one and two of my dark fantasy series are out!

Elementas: Yamay
In the muddy underworld under criminal control, Yamay, a young and powerful Dharkeri, is surviving the streets she was raised on. When Yamay is forced into the unknown world on the surface with dark forces swirling around her, she has no choice but to adapt and endure. While staggering through torment, waiving her mortality, she discovers the Realm of Darkness holds more secrets than she was led to believe. Can Yamay outrun destiny?

Elementas: War of the Gods
The Realm of Elementas is a serene land with unique races based on their natural surroundings. After five centuries of prosperity, a new Lihtari king has taken the throne, envisioning a different order. The gods made an oath never to involve themselves in mortal disputes, but when genocide threatens the Dharkeri, nothing will stop their goddess from raising arms. She believed she would face no foe greater than a mere mortal, but she was blind. What world is this, where the gods are against each other?

Set 2, 2023, 10:17 am

145 Congrats!

Dez 19, 2023, 1:32 pm

A tentative release date has been scheduled for Death of a Codebreaker! February 09!

Jan 6, 1:36 am

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Editado: Jan 22, 6:12 pm

HERE IT IS! THE NEW BAKER SOMERSET COVER! I love it! And many, many thanks to James Benn, author of the acclaimed Billy Boyle WWII mystery series and to Thomas Henry Pope, author of the award-winning mystery Imperfect Burials, for their kind blurbs!

Fev 3, 10:31 am

Just sent in the copyright forms!

Mar 30, 9:24 am

📚 Exciting News Alert! 📚

Attention all book lovers! Are you ready for an epic adventure filled with intrigue, betrayal, and gripping battles? Look no further than "Dominion's Descent: A Saga of Shadows and Steel."

Join me on an unforgettable journey through the realms of Xathia and Decren as leaders Tatianus and Aeson navigate the treacherous landscape of war. With dynamic characters, immersive world-building, and heart-pounding action, this war epic will keep you turning pages late into the night.

Discover why readers are raving about "Dominion's Descent" and grab your copy today! Available in eBook, print, and hardcover on Amazon. Don't miss out on the next great fantasy adventure! #DominionsDescent #WarEpic #FantasyBooks 📖✨

Abr 1, 1:58 pm

My novel Void Station One is FREE on Kindle from today 1st April through to 3rd April.

Amazon (US):
Amazon (UK):

Set in the distant future, Void Station One follows a man who resolves to commit suicide by piloting his spacecraft into a black hole.

Abr 3, 8:16 am

Hi all, just published my second Tolkien related book titled Middle-earth Lore: Tolkien's Legends Revealed.

Editado: Abr 26, 6:17 am

Mike Spiritfair Marty

Submitting an official Early Reviewer offer around February 2023 for the novella Sex with Jesus escaped my attention during all of the other creating/publishing/marketing activities I was trying to accomplish. (I did write a brief inquiring email to LT on June 29, 2023.) Still working on the marketing/blurbing/reviewing (requesting) stage.

There is (are) possibly one (or more) free library option(s) from this list:

I think this is okay on this thread to write:
I can send you a free HC dust jacket copy (for your personal library or for your community library) possibly anywhere on Earth--USA, maybe Canada, maybe UK, maybe Europe, maybe Australia or New Zealand, or maybe elsewhere (in exchange for an honest review). USA is preferred because of cost considerations (media rate). I haven't sent a review request offer to the Vatican yet (lol), but it's possible I will at some point depending on how other review requests progress. Without being too manipulative, I would prefer (lol) requests from readers who are a little impractical, idealistic, independent, and investigative.

{{{Posts asking to have people review your books are totally fine... only they belong in the other promotion threads, and not here. So when I see them here, I am going to be hiding them, so that the thread stays on topic.}}}--Reviewers Seeking

Abr 14, 1:35 pm

Hi! Here is my book "Unusual outcomes of divorce"!

Genres: fantasy, romance, another reality, alternative future.
Amazon link:
Just imagine that the history of the whole world suddenly changed. Now is 2024, but there has been no covid, and there are no military conflicts in the world. Everything is different, people live in an atmosphere of support and mutual assistance. But what does Martha have to do with it? Just yesterday she was living in our ordinary world in 2019, and had just divorced her husband. And today she finds herself in a new reality. Everything here is not the same as she is used to, although all around are familiar faces, but the world is completely different. The only thing that has remained constant in any world and any reality is her divorce. Will Martha be able to figure out the reason for this? Will she be able to return to her reality? And will she want to return?

Editado: Abr 14, 3:41 pm

I'll be at:
The Vermont Book, Postcard & Ephemara Fair on April 21st, from 10 - 4, St Albans City Hall, St. Alban's VT.
Perfect Books, Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario from 1 to 2:30, May 11th.
Would love to meet LT authors!

Jun 3, 7:29 pm

I'm going to add the Sex with Jesus comments from the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award judges (Editorial 2024) as mmarty164's review and see if that is okay. I'll add this comment to my next dust jacket revision (in July).

Jun 7, 12:11 pm

If you are in the Boston/Natick area on Saturday, the 8th, stop by the Farmer's Market and say hi! I'll be talking about Baker Somerset's new case DEATH OF A CODEBREAKER. Love to see some LT people there. Be sure to identify yourselves!

Jun 11, 5:19 am

Everything out there is propaganda.

Control it and power is yours.

Be careful what you believe.

Jun 11, 11:59 am

>160 Chris.Pearson: Be careful what you believe.

And click on a link with an unfamiliar top-level domain .to? Maybe not.

Jun 15, 6:56 am

Hi all, I'm new to LibraryThing and posting under my publisher account. My name is DC Armijo (Dan) and I'm a new nonfiction author! A few things about me: my mom was a nurse and a librarian, I'm a retired nonprofit exec (my career was focused on healthcare, public health and environmental causes), I live in Michigan with my truly wonderful wife and daughter (who's considering law school), and I am in the process of publishing my *first* book.

I spent the last 3 years researching and writing a leadership book with the aim of inspiring more young people to consider purpose-driven careers and helping future nonprofit leaders become more effective catalysts for change. My book: The Nonprofit Dilemma: Insights & Strategies for Purpose-Driven Leaders. will be released in September, and I'm just beginning my marketing outreach. This is a passion project for me and any net sales proceeds will be donated to nonprofits as described on my blog (

So far, I've received a warm reception from editorial reviewers:
“Clearly written and compassionate guidance for nonprofit leaders.” — Kirkus Reviews
"Regardless of readers' experience in the nonprofit world, Armijo's guidance is timeless, offering an inside view into the constant tension between mission and money..." — Booklife by Publishers Weekly
“D.C. Armijo's writing style is both informative and engaging…Excellent book!” — Readers' Favorite

The Nonprofit Dilemma is available in the Early Reviewers program for June of 2024 if you have any interest in the topic!

Jun 17, 12:41 pm

I'm joining three other Sisters in Crime writers on the 13th of July (Saturday) on a panel "Making a Mystery." Audience participation will help us craft a mystery. It's a fun event taking place at the Pettee Memorial Library in Wilmington, VT from 1 - 2:30. If you're in the area join us and be sure to let me know you are a fellow LT'er!

Jun 19, 9:57 pm

For any Python programmers out there, my new book Django In Action teaches you how to start building web applications with the Django framework.

Currently available on the publisher's site:, use promo code pbtrudeau until July 12th to get 45% off.

In pre-order on Amazon.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, I'm happy to chat.

Jun 27, 2:30 pm


Mavi, My Dearest is a true story that takes readers on an extraordinary journey through motherhood and surrogacy amidst the chaos of war.

"Even though I wasn't there, I could feel her presence. I had a daughter far away and I knew that one day, I hoped very soon, I would hold her in my arms."