Frank A. Ruffolo
FC Literary Publishing
No warning. No clue. No trace. No Kate. Belinda is desperate to find out what's happened, but how? It seems one of the eight dates knows something, so...
So Belinda takes her place. Steals Kate's looks and personality and goes on the dates herself! Belinda must become that fiery redhead they will love.
And as Belinda struggles to live her sister's life, she discovers Kate had been faking too, for a very long time...
There are times when select individuals can see and interact with The Truth, but Brodie Wade has been able to interact with it since he was a child. It has scarred his mind and body, but it also gives him the ability to know things that he shouldn't know. Thus, he has taken employment as a psychic detective.
Working together with Detective Phil Dawson, Brodie must summon all of his will to go head-to-head with The Truth to solve the latest string of murders. It appears that Dominick Fredrickton -- the Midnight Killer -- has returned from the grave, beheading the unfortunate few that get in his way.
The Truth confronts Brodie and tells him that he must protect the Third Key. He must discover what - or who - The Third Key is before Death can regain his physical form.
After participating in a friendly poker game former president Bill Clinton must use all his acumen and strength to stay ahead of the killer as the poker players die one by one. While the police has no idea what is happening our hero travels the world to resolve the mystery of the deadly poker game in this 10000 word, 35-page novelette.
"A dark fantasy world that will suck you in" - The Newcastle Herald
"Brave... Innovative... Bold..." - Stefen Brazulaitis, reviewer and columnist, Australian Bookseller and Publisher.
"I stayed up all night!" - Sara Douglass.
Ossard is falling...
Growing up in a city of Merchant Princes, Juvela discovers she can see what others can't. The very currents of the celestial are open to her, and that includes the truths they hide: An escalating series of unsolved kidnappings have been haunting the city-state, leaving its shadows pooled deep with innocent blood.
Has Juvela been cursed with the Witches' Kiss - or perhaps something worse?
Yet, more is to come, for not only has she witnessed an abduction, but she will have to endure a role in the victim's ritual death. For Juvela is about to become forsaken, and that's before she learns the real truth of not just the crimes plaguing Ossard's bloody streets, but the wider world: A world at war, and governed by gods whose highest pleasure is to sup on the taste of death.
Greeting Goodkindles readers, hope everyone is having an awesome day. I, A.M. Burns, would like to welcome you all to the small Texas town of Yellow Sky. Yellow Sky is an interesting, and occasionally scary place, where creatures like werecoyotes, witches, vampires and gargoyles roam. Into this strange town, comes Chance Latrans. He’s the sole survivor of a monstrous attack in the New Mexico mountains. Can the young man now find love and vengeance amongst the magical, nightmare creatures that now share his life, or will the beast that changed his life forever find him and destroy him? With the help of a beautiful weather witch and several werecreatures, young Chance embarks on a journey of transformation, horror and wonder. Hope you enjoy the ride…read.
Chance Latrans was just your average teenager until, on his fifteenth birthday, while camping in the mountains of New Mexico, his family is attacked by a beast under the light of a full moon. Chance finds himself surrounded by strange people only to find out that the beast that killed his family was a werecoyote, and he has been bitten. Embarking on a journey into a nightmare world of magic and wonder, he finds himself changing in ways he could never imagine. Can he find a place for himself in this new world with creatures he'd never imagined really existed, or will it all be torn away from him by the monster that took away his normal life?
Hope you all are well! I'd like to share my newest novel with you! is my third, a mystery and the start of a new series. It was inspired by the most recent serial killer caught in Los Angeles. The heroine is Syeeda McKay, a laid-off crime reporter who quit smoking just as she started looking for a murderer.
Wanna know more? Here's the Formal Description:
Three weeks out of cancer surgery, crime reporter Syeeda McKay is in the pursuit of Los Angeles's most active serial killer. Over the last twenty years, the Phantom Slayer has hunted African-American prostitutes working in one of the worst parts of South Los Angeles, killing eight victims in the alleys off Western Avenue, and then disappearing into the shadows. But Syeeda doesn't know that the killer has turned his sights on her.
Detective Adam Sherwood, a hotshot investigator with the Robbery-Homicide Division of the LAPD, has been handed the Phantom Slayer cases, and together, he and Syeeda must figure out who is doing the killing . . . before Syeeda becomes his next victim.
Thanks so much!
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Welcome to the witty, intriguing world of the Second Sons Inquiry Agency!
Writing mysteries set in the Regency period can be challenging. Forensics and medicine as we know it today were in their infancy and the thermometer used to take a person’s temperature wasn’t widely used until 1867 when Sir Thomas Allbutt invented the first practical medical thermometer. Even then, it took 5 minutes! So establishing the time of death in even so crude a way as taking the body’s temperature was nearly unknown, leaving investigators almost exclusively with their wits and the bits and pieces of circumstantial evidence they could collect.
But it was precisely those challenges that interested me and led to the creation of an Inquiry Agency where all those luckless second or third sons who would never inherit their family’s fortune could come to exercise their intelligence.
The Vital Principle is the first book featuring Knighton Gaunt, the founder of Second Sons.
Determined to maintain her independence and social status, Prudence Barnard stretches her small income by being little more than a professional, and entertaining, guest. If her hostess wishes to communicate with the spirit world then Pru is happy to oblige her, even if it is mostly a sham. And it goes well until she discovers her host has hired an inquiry agent, Knighton Gaunt, to expose her as a fraud. Unfortunately, her host is poisoned and suspicion soon falls on her. She is under investigation and that seems to be motive enough according the rest of the guests. The others unite to blame her and shield their own secrets.
Desperate to prove her innocence, Pru tries to persuade Knighton to let her help, but he refuses. Anyone who claims to speak with THE VITAL PRINCIPLE of the dead cannot be trusted. However, nice men are rarely murdered and as Knighton digs into the pas, he finds that many of the guests have much stronger reasons for wanting their host dead. When a tragic, second murder is committed, Knighton gives Pru the benefit of the doubt in order to unveil the real murderer before she, or he, can strike again.
Can Spiritualism really be the motive for murder?
Rochelle’s Reviews says:
“I usually figure out who did it at least halfway through the book. Ms. Corwin kept me guessing right up until the very end. I’m glad this is the first book in a series. I will be reading more of Ms. Corwin’s books. I’ve found a new favorite author, and a Regency mystery writer, at that!”
Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z2J88I/
you are probably interested in the strange house we have 'round here,
just down this road...
The Pale Mansion is a Cosmic Horror story intended as both a tribute to
Howard Philips Lovecraft and as a light polemic with his writing,
written by a professional translator and longtime Lovecraft fan.
It is available on Amazon online bookstore in kindle format.
Recounted from the first person perspective, The Pale Mansion tells the
story of one Arthur Bollingham, an heir to the eponymous estate. As the
young man will soon find out, the Pale Mansion is not just any old
house, and living there might not be as healthy as in other places of
One of the reasons The Pale Mansion came into being in the first place
was dissatisfaction with H.P.L's protagonists. The story endeavours to
present characters with distinct personalities, who differ from each
other and have rather more depth than was a standard for Lovecraft. They
vary in temperament, knowledge and skills, a fact which might influence
their fates greatly :
Arthur Bollingham - an economist in his late twenties, Arthur is the
heir to the Pale Mansion and narrator of the story. He is a
level-headed, rather conventional young man, fond of symmetry and
Quincey Hartman - a physician and Arthur's best friend, Mr. Hartman is
much less strict in his demeanour. He likes a good laugh, long walks,
big glasses of port and dogs.
Sarah Noyes - Arthur's cousin, a young lady of impeccable if rather dull
upbringing. She is intent on providing her cousin with company, such as
she might offer.
Most of the recounted events take place in the eponymous house, the
building itself being placed somewhere in the "Lovecraft Country" we all
know and love. The estate is situated near Providence, Rhode Island, but
excessive landmarking and descriptions have been avoided, on purpose.
The real stage of events is, and has always been, the human mind.
Enjoy your stay around the Realm of R'lyeh, Investigator. You might want
to write us about your experiences, lest your knowledge dies with you...
Nettleton and I'm a retired broadcasting gypsy turned mystery author. I've
co-written 5 books with my wife, Carolyn Rose and Shotgun Start is my first
solo title. With this book I combined three things I loved, suspense and
mystery fiction, golf and the high desert around Albuquerque New Mexico.
Anyone who's live in New Mexico will testify to the unique character of the
place and the reviewer's have told me I've captured that. If you're not a
golfer, have no fear, the emphasis is on the mystery-suspense angle. Golf is
strictly a backdrop for nefarious goings on including: Biker gangs, The
Methamphetamine Trade, Internet Porn, sleazy television hosts, Ex wives in
trouble and the search for the meaning of true love. Please let me know if
you need more info. Here's the book cover.
Here's a link to a review by Steve Moore
and one to my Amazon Author Page
A grateful Welcome to all Goodkindles readers. Many Thanks for taking the time to read this intro to my second Novel. The first, has been received with good reviews. I believe, this my latest work, A Pair of Second Chances, is an ever better story.
A man of brutal and evil lusts, pursues a helpless woman across the country. His goal? Find her and destroy her for daring to attempt escape from the life of virtual slavery in which he has held her. Fate collides her path with that of an aging, spirit broken, Montana Cowboy. A man, she discovers, who is more than just a cowboy. In modern day Montana, she, and her pursuer are introduced to the honor, strength of will, and merciless retribution of a genuine, antique cowboy. Along the way, she manages to rekindle hope and life in the old guys heart. Together, they give to each other, A Pair of Second Chances
When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend's best work trousers, it's time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought that it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse.
Helen's life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a fourteen-day, life-changing challenge. Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe's brother, Kalem.
How will Kalem and Helen get together when she's too foolish to realize that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem's Turkish Cypriot family react when they find out?
Is it really possible to change your life in fourteen days?
--The Cajun Book Lady
Former president Bill Clinton must use all his intelligence and strength to help solve the death of a political ally. While the police are baffled by the murder our hero must deal with a frosty Hillary and must stay sane enough to solve the mystery of the dead meddlesome mother in this 10000 word, 35-page novelette.
Summary: Darwin Winters, reluctant pet psychic, is determined to leave her family's paranormal past behind and lead a normal life. So she strikes out on her own and opens up a new pet boutique in St. Pete, Florida. When a local homeless man she befriends is found dead, and the police assume it's a suicide, Darwin has no choice but to use her gift to help collar the killer.
She adopts his grieving mastiff, Karma—and with the dog's help—tries to piece together the events of that fatal night. Accepting the visions is one thing, but can she solve the mystery without revealing her powers to the jaded, yet drool-worthy, detective in charge of the case? Or will the killer put an end to her psychic sleuthing and bury the truth for good?
What lies beneath the surface?
One hundred years from now the world has
changed and brought with it new forms of life.
Who are the Mers? Who is Mira?
"I am not a Mer…" A simple but profound statement that changes Mira's life forever. She always knew she was different. She never quite fit in with the Mers. However, when her quest to understand her past leads her across the border that divides two vastly different worlds, she thinks the journey to find out who she really is will be an easy one.
But, in Jersey she finds more questions than answers. The "Garden State" has become a convoluted mix of Aristocrats who hate the Mers, Pirates who want to sell them, and Magi who want to use them, finding her true identity will be a challenge, especially when her traveling companion is a Mer willing to fight to the death.
I’m the author of GRANDPA HATES THE BIRD, a collection of comic short stories for young readers. Do you enjoy watching old men trying to kill small animals? (No, not Charlotte’s Web – Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny!) Are you a child between the ages of 6 and 10 or an adult who reads to one? Then you’ll love GRANDPA HATES THE BIRD! Just think: the next time you’re stuck in a crowded waiting room, you can hand your cranky child your smartphone with a story about a funny bird instead of a video game about Angry Birds!
Here’s what one reviewer had to say on Amazon:
“Stuck in endless traffic with my 8th and 4th grade kids, husband and mother - no problem! We read, "Grandpa Hates the Bird" aloud and were all riveted. When we arrived at our destination our 9 year old howled "Oh no! Keep reading." Bird, the main character, is a rare combination of astute and charming. His voice, wildly amusing, echoes the realities of domestic family life. And we don't particularly like birds. Well, we didn't.” - Susan Fried
Here’s a description:
“Alas, it’s true. Grandpa hates me. He has always hated me, even before I used his ear as a swing toy (his lobes are so long and flappy!). I can’t imagine why. I assume Grandpa hates me simply because I am the bird—and he is not.”
Everybody loves Bird. Joseph and Maya, Mother and Father, Humphrey the dog, Slick the snake. Everyone except Grandpa, who will stop at nothing to set Bird free. Forever.
• How does the battle begin when Bird and Grandpa are alone together for a whole week?
• See classroom chaos in Bring Your Pet to School Day!
• Exactly what are they hunting at the Aw Shoot archery range?
In the spirit of Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, and Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, here come Bird and Grandpa. So fasten your feathers, warm up your wings, and buy GRANDPA HATES THE BIRD here: http://www.amazon.com/GRANDPA-HATES-BIRD-Hilarious-ebook/dp/B005MTBDLO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321541955&sr=8-1
Thanks – and happy reading!
Hello Goodkindle readers! Faearth is a world where faerytales still come true...including the dark ones. The contest between love and death is still being waged. The Unfinished Song is an epic fantasy with twelve novels. The first three are Initiate, Taboo and Sacrifice. Book 4 will be out in December.
A DETERMINED GIRL...
Dindi can't do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics are revealed only to those who pass a mysterious Test during the Initiation ceremony. The problem? No-one in Dindi's clan has ever passed the Test. Her grandmother died trying. But Dindi has a plan.
AN EXILED WARRIOR...
Kavio is the most powerful warrior-dancer in Faearth, but when he is exiled from the tribehold for a crime he didn't commit, he decides to shed his old life. If roving cannibals and hexers don't kill him first, this is his chance to escape the shadow of his father's wars and his mother's curse. But when he rescues a young Initiate girl, he finds himself drawn into as deadly a plot as any he left behind. He must decide whether to walk away or fight for her... assuming she would even accept the help of an exile.
Do you need a little break from vampires, witches, demons, shifters, fairies, trolls, doppelgangers, zombies and werewolves?
Yes? Yay! Then pick up Bound and enter the intoxicating world of New Orleans voodoo/hoodoo.
A world where nothing is ever what it seems and you where can have anything your heart desires. For the low, low price of your soul and an occasional blood sacrifice or two.
Here is the book description.
Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college.
When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees.
However, at Darkwood strange things start to happen, and gorgeous Lucus LaPlante insists that he needs her help. Soon, the powers that Arelia has been denying all her life, come out to play and she discovers mysteries about herself that she could have never imagined.
You can buy it here!
When Venture realizes he's fallen in love with Jade, he knows that the only way he'll ever have her, the only way he'll ever be free to live the life he's meant to live, is to defy convention, common sense, the trust of those he cares about most—and sometimes the law—and become the best fighter in the world, the Champion of All Richland. Venture must battle not only rival fighters, but the ghosts of his past and the members of a privileged warrior class who stand between him and his dream.
What do caterpillars like? Carrots? Coffee?
When a caterpillar finds a little girl, she shares all of her favorite activities with it.
This fun little story features 16 full-color illustrations and lyric text suitable for toddlers and and beginning readers.
If you're a fan of Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, or even the great H.P. Lovecraft, I'd love for you to check out In the Memory House. A group of friends returns to a strange house to film a television show--each of them haunted and hounded by the past. What will the cameras find in the house? Will any walk away from its walls?
Grab In the Memory House on Amazon (and make sure all the doors are locked):
my second ebook, Hazardous Choices. Darnell Jackson is a young
African-American man living in a gang-infested area of Chicago. To
save his life, he joins a gang and is forced to do things he abhors.
When an opportunity to escape this deadly world is offered to him, he
accepts gladly. A football scholarship to a small rural Kentucky
college could be his ticket out and a life free of violence and fear.
But will his gang let him go, and worse, when they find out he lied to
them to break away, will they retaliate?
Book Description: After surviving life in a violent Chicago street
gang through his high school years, Darnell Jackson's future appears
promising. A football scholarship gives him the chance to escape the
During his first year in college, Darnell safely resides in a small
Kentucky town, playing Division Two college football and trying to
make something of himself. Adjusting to the new surroundings proves
tough, but a teammate and a girl give him hope that his future will be
better than his past.
In the summer after his freshman year, he returns to the old
neighborhood to be with his mother. The gang reasserts its hold on
him, and the leader orders Darnell to kill a member of a rival gang.
Nearly dying in a gang fight, Darnell shoots an enemy gangbanger. This
forces Darnell to re-evaluate his future. As a result, he lies to the
mercurial leader of his gang, claiming he completed his assignment.
After "doing work" for his gang, Darnell receives permission to head
back to school and the security of small-town life.
When the head gangbanger learns of Darnell's lie, the small Kentucky
town isn't so safe any more.
The Divine Order Saga is a series of books set in a world with Victorian-Era technology. After creation, mankind waged war against each other for millenia before a group of warriors, dedicated to the gods, forced warlords to kneel and surrender. Thus The Order came to be, having banded all mankind together into unity. The Order created a monarchy to rule the land, relegating itself to the interest of the gods. From The Order sprang Justices – divine warriors whose purpose was to maintain good and law in the land, doing the will of the gods.
When Daron becomes a fully graduated member of the Order - a divinely inspired establishment set to provide peace and justice within the land - he stumbles upon a plot surrounding a young woman, Leah, fleeing for her life before mercenaries sent to fetch her. While attempting to keep her safe and grow into his new abilities, he becomes tangled in the plans of a man in possession of unholy magic, never before seen in the realm, who is bent on opening the eyes of humanity to a dark truth.
Daron struggles to fit into a world he doesn't fully understand and fight to keep humanity safe, while delving into Leah's difficult past. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, he has to trust in the gods, but not is all as it seems.
Arctic bush pilot Harry McNills is minding his own business and dreaming of retiring to the
Eat your heart out, Roger Corman!
This is a "creature feature" that's big fun with a cool B-movie vibe.
Think Tremors when a zany group of characters struggle to save their home after a genetically altered creeper vine invades a small desert town with an insatiable thirst and a taste for human blood.
Doc Fletcher, an eccentric biologist in the remote
As a word of warning, this is a book for mature audiences, and preferably audiences who hate the human race and it's notions of decency.
Only a fool can rule the world.
Silently hunted by The Gentle Reminder, facing constant physical and mental challenge, the close-knit crew of the Jump Cannon battle on a journey of discovery, which will have life changing consequences for Maur Rosewell, his closest allies, and all of the Legacy Universe.
"Gentle Reminders" is the first in the epic new seven book series "The Rosewell Sequence", and is set within the Legacy Universe.
Hello Goodkindles Readers,
I'd like to introduce you to my short story collection The Impressionists.
They say never judge a book by its cover but it's something many of us are guilty of at some point or another. Of course, judging a person by their appearance is equally foolhardy, as none of us can know the personal turmoil behind the public façade of a perfect stranger. But what if we could…
The Impressionists is collection of six poignant, sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes heart-warming and frequently witty first person short stories from award-winning author Andrew Biss.
Each of these stories juxtaposes the public face with the private, conflicted person behind it.
An overweight young woman named Peggy appraises her recently purchased self-help book, "The Bigger the Better."
An abused wife reflects on her past and deconstructs the emergence of the replica that now haunts her present.
A SMALL ACT OF VANDALISM:
Malcolm, a gentle, middle-aged soul with a troubled mind, keeps his mother's remains sealed in a small porcelain box. What he keeps hidden among his memories, however, isn't so easily contained.
ONE NIGHT ONLY:
Denny, a prisoner on death row in an Alabama State Penitentiary spends his final moments reviewing his career as a serial killer in an interview with himself.
A woman in the viewing room of a funeral home addresses the body of her lover in the coffin before her.
Can the love of a lifetime be forever changed by one pink line? Dina Silver's tender, absorbing novel, One Pink Line, is the warmhearted, wry story of love, loss and family, as seen through the prism of one singular, spirited young couple who find themselves in a predicament that changes the course of their lives, and those closest to them. With heart, humor and compassion, this debut work of women's fiction is certain to stir anyone who relishes a good laugh, can stand a good cry, and, above all believes in the redemptive power of love. This unique, contemporary story gives readers a dual perspective. Sydney Shephard, a sweet-tempered, strong-natured college senior is young, in love with an exceptional man, and unexpectedly pregnant. Faced with a child she never planned for, she is forced to relay this news to her neurotic mother, relinquish her youth, and risk losing the love of her life. Then there's Grace, a daughter, who believed she was a product of this great love, grows to realize her existence is not what she assumed, and is left with profound and puzzling questions about who she really is. Spanning generations and every imaginable emotion, One Pink Line reveals how two points of view can be dramatically at odds, and perhaps ultimately reconciled. Simultaneously deeply felt and lighthearted, One Pink Line deftly mines how the choices we make are able to alter so many lives, and how doing the right thing and living honestly can bring unexpected, hard-won happiness. It's a must-read for anyone who craves a great love story, absorbing characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.
Former president Bill Clinton must use all his acumen and strength to help his philandering brother Roger stay out of jail, when he is accused of murdering a bookmaker. While the police look in all the wrong places our hero engaged a private detective and together they must keep away from Hillary, on the level with Bobbi, keep the mongoose out of Chelsea's life and race against the clock to resolve the mystery of the dead bookmaker on the golf course in this 10000 word, 35-page novelette.
Dark Lord Academy's not just unappealing, it's downright terrible. His advisor dyes Danny's blond hair black and changes his name to the unpronounceable Zxygrth. He can't get the hang of maniacal laughter, his second-in-command servant is a puke-colored monkey, and the cafeteria lady enjoys serving stewed cockroaches or fried bat wings. A run in with a hero results in hate mail and he gets caught up in a rivalry with the school bully. The only way for Danny to stay alive is to find his inner villain.