The End of the World

Are you prepared for what comes next?

 

Accustomed to a life of cosseted seclusion at home with his parents, Valentine is suddenly faced with making his own way in the world. His new life is quickly upended, however, when he's mugged at gunpoint. Finding shelter at a mysterious inn run by the dour Mrs. Anna, he soon encounters a Bosnian woman with a hole where her stomach used to be, an American entrepreneur with a scheme to implant televisions into people's foreheads, and a Catholic priest who attempts to lure him down inside a kitchen sink. Then things start getting strange...

 

In this story based loosely around the state of Bardo from The Tibetan Book of the Dead - an intermediate state where the dead arrive prior to rebirth - dying is the easy part. Getting out of Bardo and returning to the land of the living is a far more perilous proposition, and unless you know what you're doing...you might never leave.

 

An odd, yet oddly touching tale of life, death, and the space in-between.

 

"A surreal, clever literary novella."

 

"Weird, funny and philosophical - recommended."

 

--Helen Smith, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of Alison Wonderland

  

 
 

A Dead Man's Debt by Grace Elliot

‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ - Grace Elliot.
Celeste Armitage has a plan…and it doesn’t include marriage.
Celeste’s despairing parents exile her to the country, where she finds a sketch book of nude studies and is shaken to find the artist is her hostess’s son, Lord Ranulf Charing. This cynical lord is the exactly sort of dissipated rogue she despises most…if only her blood didn’t heat at the sight of him!
Lord Ranulf faces ruin as a blackmailer uses his late brother’s debts to destroy the Charing’s reputation. When Ranulf unexpectedly falls for the rebellious Celeste he must chose between true love and family duty…but Ranulf underestimates Celeste’s resolve to clear his name and unwittingly places his soul mate in mortal danger….

“Historical romance at its best.” OnceUponAChapter
“Totally engrossing…sensual and evocative writing.” FictionBooks.
“Breathtaking sensuality…page turning drama…a wonderful talent.” The Romance Reviews.



Eulogy's Secret by Grace Elliot

Eulogy’s Secret - a story of greed prejudice and a stolen identity.

 

In the four weeks since her guardian’s death, Eulogy Foster has lost everything. She travels to London seeking the help of Lord Lucien Devlin, the estranged brother who doesn’t know she exists. But Lord Devlin turns her away and alone on the streets, Eulogy is robbed and thrown onto the mercy of a passing stranger.

 

Jack Huntley - bitter, cynical and betrayed in love -believes women are devious, scheming creatures and not to be trusted. So when one night he saves a naive young woman from rape, little does he suspect how life is about to change. Despite his growing attraction to Miss Foster, Jack has a problem: Eulogy Foster has a secret involving his bitterest enemy, Lord Devlin.

 

As Eulogy learns the haunting story of her mother’s past, she knows she will only marry for true love. Deeply drawn to Jack Huntley, she needs him to confess his love before she shares the secret of her birth. Caught in a deadlock, with neither able to confess their true feelings, events take a sinister turn as it becomes clear someone wants Eulogy Foster dead.

 

Amazon US

http://www.amazon.com/Eulogys-Secret-Huntley-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B005XD5IBA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319122129&sr=1-1

 

 

Amazon UK.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eulogys-Secret-Huntley-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B005XD5IBA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319122399&sr=1-1

 

 

The Other Side of Life

Anya and Leticia are partners-in-crime who steal for a living. Their world turns upside down after a chance encounter with fellow rogue, Ithilnin—the enigmatic leader of an Elven band of thieves.

A scuffle to prove who's "the better thief" transforms into more than Anya and Ithilnin ever bargained for. They retrieve the missing piece of an ancient poem, before getting caught in the secret dealings of a megacorporation. What they uncover threatens to alter the very essence of not just human life, but the other side as well.

Elven intrigue, cyberpunk action, and a deadly dose of danger come together in The Other Side of Life [Book #1 in the (Cyberpunk) Elven Trilogy].

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IEAEUK

Isaac



Should an angel kill an innocent human, he or she is cast out of Heaven forever and forced to roam the Earth as a vampire. Isaac is one such creature, and the most powerful of his kind. Aside from the far-from-angelic life he now has to deal with, and the sudden return of his ex-lover Ashara, he is also handed the burden of saving the world. When a rebel group of vampires concocts a scheme to free the angel Lucifer from Hell, so they can get back into Heaven, it is up to Isaac to stop them. If he can't, does he have what it takes to kill the devil?

P.H. Dillard reinvents vampires, Hell, and Lucifer as we know them, and places them in a captivating original tale. Demons, vamps, and angels abound! Isaac is perfect for those that have grown tired of the typical vampire story, and a must read for fans of Anne Rice and Charlaine Harris

The Long Night

Darkness has fallen across the land and with it come horrors that man hasn't seen in thousands of years. Hiding from his past on a small farm is Alen Tar, a retired warrior and leader of men. His home is one of the first attacked by the evil that comes with the night.
Driven from his home Alen sets out of a quest to end the darkness, along the way picking up a group of unlikely heroes, from a broken Crusader to an exiled mage and a dwarf also hiding from a storied past. Together they set out on an adventure that will push them all to the brink both against the evil and against each other, as they seek to end the long night.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Long-Night-ebook/dp/B005XAPYN0/ref=sr_1_51?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319124121&sr=1-51

The Dark Jar: A Collection of Short Stories by Bruce Memblatt


http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Jar-Collection-Memblatt-ebook/dp/B005PFOG6Y/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2




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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Welcome to Hell, Mr. Reardon.'October 3, 2011
By 
Grady Harp (Los Angeles, CA United States) - See all my reviews
(TOP 10 REVIEWER)    (VINE VOICE)    (REAL NAME)   
Bruce Memblatt, according to the biographical data provided, is a native New Yorker and has studied Business Administration at Pace University. In addition to writing he runs a website devoted to theater composer Stephen Sondheim, which he's lovingly maintained since 1996. His stories have been featured in such magazines as Aphellion, Bewildering Stories, The Horror Zine, Bending Spoons, Strange Weird and Wonderful, Static Movement, Danse Macabre, SNM Horror Magazine,The Piker Press, A Golden Place, Eastown Fiction, Short Story Me! 69 Flavors of Paranoia, Necrology Shorts, Suspense Magazine, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, Black Lantern Publishing, Death Head Grin, The Cynic Online, The Feathertale Review, and Yellow Mama.

What drew this reader to Bruce Memblatt was that single story in the book WHAT FEARS BECOME, a taste of someone who had a special taint for the dark side of literature. That led to the discovery of this collection of 17 short stories collectively assembled under the title of THE DARK JAR. It should come with a warning label -'Terror inside - proceed with caution'. Memblatt has that gift of making a story brief but complete, creating people in whom we believe, taking those people on a strange journey - the surprisingly terrifying ending comes as a laser blast form out of the dark. When a writer can provide that degree of shock at the very end of a story he has succeeded in entering that realm of keepers of the haunted house - or, in other words, a king of horror stories. 

Memblatt opens his collection with a very odd tale (The Last Station of a man being questioned by a couple of seemingly policemen and slowly discovers the reason behind his being held - as scary a situation as can be found. Then he moves to a graveyard to begin the story 'Return' in which a woman rises out of her grave as a skeleton, having been wrongly executed for a murder, only to return to her roots to discover a surprising truth. And then comes 'Music Man' - one of the strongest stories in a collection of 'best of the best' about Dikon, a homeless sax player who plays his horn on the same corner of New York City until he encounters a bizarre man named Virgil (yes, the spelling is intentional..). Virgil promises him a job and room to reward his talent and leads the curious Dikon into the bowels of the city where he encounters more about 'life' than expected.

The stories cover a wide range of topics and situations and characters, but each is sound and worthy of standing alone. Bruce Memblatt seems to have found his niche. Watch out, there likely will be more....Grady Harp, October 11

The Thief of Sleep and Other Tales

Imagine someone stole from you, the ability to sleep — how far would you go to get it back?
If you could go back in time, what would you do — beat up your childhood bullies?
What if you could talk with the dead, just by using an iPhone app?

This debut collection of short stories from David D Sharp, explores worlds not unlike our own but with different rules. Rules that raise intriguing questions and often uncomfortable answers about the age in which we live.

What readers have said about David's work:
"Very clever, well written and witty."
"A story that gave me chills and will linger for quite some time."
"Really unusual, very gripping and so dark in parts."
"I was completely drawn into it and the sting of horror is perfect."
"The ending gave me a laugh. A macabre laugh."

This is a collection of eight short stories totalling 25,000 words. It features a blend of fantasy, science-fiction and thriller and features some adult themes.

Available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005W1BMPO

To Hunt Monsters

Amid tense peace talks between vampire and werewolf factions, a werewolf councillor is murdered. Recently adopted into the Clans, Jason is assigned to investigate, and forced by politics to partner with a vampire, his former girlfriend who he didn't know had been turned. Faced with growing fanaticism among the Clans, a vampire assassin, an old family enemy, and the threat of losing control, Jason must solve the murder before his new life falls apart.

 

http://www.amazon.com/To-Hunt-Monsters-ebook/dp/B0050I6GC8

 

DESTINY, Timeless Trilogy, Book Three

Do You Believe in Reincarnation?

 

Cassandra's dreams have the clarity of remembrances, the pain of love lost and the essence of future connections. Who is the man that haunts her, nearly every night? Could they truly have been lovers throughout centuries past? Will they have another chance?

 

Follow Cassandra's bittersweet journey towards finding and keeping the love of her life.


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005MGP764

Theft at the Speed of Light

In a matter of minutes, thousands of checking accounts across America go empty. Caught up in the theft is Alex Poole, a software engineer who works on house arrest and prisoner tracking systems. As a result, he switches his account to Aspirizon Bank--an institution well known for its friendly tellers, futuristic branches, and the ever-popular "Liberty Card".

Yet when he finds the bank is run by a notorious ex-coworker and strange visitors start arriving at his door, he realizes the bank's vision of the future may come at a price few are willing to pay.

Will Alex be able to overcome his own past and his lack of faith to confront the technological evil unfolding before him?

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Theft-at-Speed-Light-ebook/dp/B00514KVOK

Noah's Wife

 

--ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year for Historical Fiction—

 

Noah built a boat, but this story has never been told!

 

Noah’s wife is Na’amah, a brilliant young girl with a form of autism (now) known as Asperger Syndrome who wishes only to watch over the sheep on her beloved hills--a desire shattered by the hatred of her powerful brother, the love of two men, and a looming disaster.

 

Based on evidence of a great flood in the Black Sea region in 5500 BCE and the culture of ancient Turkey, Noah’s Wife is the untold story behind the woman mentioned only briefly in the Biblical account.

 

“…an extraordinary work.

--Dianne Mooney, founder of Southern Living At HOME

 

“…a terrific storyteller.

--Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife

 

“…a novel of epic sweep, emotional power, and considerable beauty.”

--Ron Golson, The Blount Countian

 

http://www.amazon.com/Noahs-Wife-ebook/dp/B005G66YXK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319833965&sr=1-1

 

 

 

Teresa

 

The Dream

Lynne cannot shake her feelings of dread; her dreams tell her she is making a terrible mistake, she must not marry Adam. But, how can she believe the dream? Lynne and Adam have shared their lives for three years now. She is certain she loves him.

It is not that love, which her dream warns against.

It doesn't matter that she loves this man she will soon marry. If she marries him, the voice in her dream says her soul mate will die. Her true love will perish.

Soon, Lynne's world is transformed and becomes almost unrecognisable, except for the déjà vu. Time doesn't seem to mean much anymore, and
things are not quite as they seem. As her world spins out of control, Lynne must sort out what's real and what isn't to fulfill her destiny.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Dream-ebook/dp/B005D5J0D0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319826165&sr=1-1

2012: The Fifth World, a thriller by Edward G. Talbot

Get 2012: The Fifth World on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C1GDKI/

Reviews

"2012: The Fifth World is the kind of novel that demands it be read in one sitting. Mixing ancient civilizations with modern thrills and world changing events, this is a story that never slows and pulls no punches. Talbot is a rising star worth following."
-JEREMY ROBINSON, author of Instinct and Threshold

"2012: The Fifth World shows what happens when myth, faith, and science collide. The result is a gripping page-turner that doesn't let up until the very world is pushed to the brink of destruction."
-MICHAEL WALLACE, top 20 Amazon bestselling author of The Righteous.

"Edward G. Talbot expertly blends ancient mystery with modern thriller. The end result is a book you won't be able to put down until you've turned the final page!"
-DAVID WOOD, author of Quest and Cibola

Product Description
Sometimes, the end of the world needs a little help.

Simon Gray stopped fighting years ago when he left the Army, but the CIA has made him an offer he can't refuse: the opportunity to take down Guatemalan arms dealer Yum Cimil. Cimil considers himself Maya royalty, and is planning worldwide destruction to usher in the Maya Fifth World on December 21, 2012.

Simon knows all too well the damage Cimil is capable of. This time, it's stolen nukes and a presidential kidnapping. Decades earlier, it was more . . .personal. Now he'll get his chance for revenge, but stopping Cimil won't be enough. Homo sapiens isn't the only hominid with skin in this game, and Simon must prevent an attack that threatens the very existence of the human race.

About the Author
Edward G. Talbot is the pen name for two authors:

Ed Parrot lives in Massachusetts and has long been fascinated with turning ideas into written words. Jason Derrig lives in Maine and likes to tell stories, especially about conspiracies. The two authors have collaborated to create a brand of thriller that keeps the stakes high while not taking itself too seriously. 2012: The Fifth World is theur second novel.

Get 2012: The Fifth World on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C1GDKI/

New World Orders, a conspiracy thriller by Edward G. Talbot


Reviews
"New World Orders will make you question everything you have ever been told by the system..it will suck you in from the very beginning and linger long in your thoughts after you finish the last page."
--JAMES MELZER,author of Hull's Landing

"A bureaucratic apocalyptic cover-up! Ed's mixture of real world politics and the possibility of what may come, keeps you captivated and wondering... what if?"
--EMERIAN RICH, author of Night's Knights

I lost a heck of a lot of sleep on this book. . .New World Orders is a must read.  I highly recommend it to all readers.
--A TURN OF PAGE

Product Description

Killing Kennedy was only the beginning. . .

In the nineteen-sixties, a group of wealthy men concludes that it's already too late to stop global warming from destroying the planet. But they have a plan to save themselves.

Twenty years later, Jack Crowley and Jim Patterson stumble onto the conspiracy, and every answer they find is accompanied by more questions - and more deaths.

Jack is a former idealist, turned cynical by his years working as a New York tabloid editor. But his enthusiasm returns as he looks into the work of a NASA scientist who tells Jack about cover-ups at the space agency. Jim is a detective with little patience for conspiracy nuts. But he hates loose ends, and is unable to let go of the inconsistencies in another suspicious NASA death. Soon, his investigation leads him to Jack, and they join forces.

As Jack and Jim dig deeper, they are targeted by the type of killers that don't usually miss. From Washington to Las Vegas to the Middle East, they manage to stay one step ahead of their pursuers in a race to expose the truth, and maybe, just maybe, save the world.

About the Author
Edward G. Talbot is the pen name for two authors:

Ed Parrot lives in Massachusetts and has long been fascinated with turning ideas into written words. Jason Derrig lives in Maine and likes to tell stories, especially about conspiracies. The two authors have collaborated to create a brand of thriller that keeps the stakes high while not taking itself too seriously. New World Orders is their first novel, and they are also the authors of several other books.


Get New World Orders at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004N84VJG/

The House Eaters

Nick Gillingham knew moving before his senior year would suck... but he never imagined a nightmare like Broughton's Hollow. It's bad enough Nick hears disembodied voices after moving near "the House"—a crumbling relic with a sinister past. But then the local football team decides to make him their new tackling dummy, the queen of the school starts manipulating him for her own nefarious purposes, and his parents' marriage falls apart.

When Nick's elderly neighbor hints whatever lurks within "the House" might be the cause of his troubles, he sets out to uncover the truth behind the local Indian legend of the "Eating Monster." Nick will to have to rely on a band of social outcasts from school—and his loony kid sister—to put his life and family back together again. But even if he survives a close encounter with "the House," Nick will still need to find a date for the homecoming dance.

"The quaint new-kid-in-town core of The House Eaters is only a ruse. Polson lures us in with this charming detail only to slam the door behind us, turn out the lights and watch us tremble in the dark. Brilliantly paced, The House Eaters turns the haunted house concept on its head with a style and brilliant cast of characters rarely found in today's dark fiction. The House Eaters is a treat for the young adult audience and horror aficionados alike." - Barry Napier, author of Masks of Our Fathers

The House Eaters at Amazon.com:http://www.amazon.com/The-House-Eaters-ebook/dp/B004VT2O3W/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319821608&sr=1-3

--
Aaron Polson
aaron.polson@gmail.com
http://aaronpolson.blogspot.com

Volumes of the Silver Leaf - The Far Kingdom Author- E.W.Saloka


Fifteen-year-old Zach Wellington has lived with his grandfather Thomas since his archaeologist father disappeared years before. Now his dad has turned up dead. A letter in his pocket says he was trapped all these years in a parallel world where magic is real--hard for Zach to believe, until a winged horse appears out of nowhere and whisks both Wellingtons away to Brandiss-Dor, the land where Zach's father died.

Zach wants to discover who murdered his father. Instead, he's pulled into a tug of war between wizards over a powerful medallion that will decide the fate of two worlds: Brandiss-Dor, and our own.

"The Far Kingdom" is the first volume of the new epic fantasy series "Volumes of the Silver Leaf."








Fatal Embrace

High-spirited horse trainer Jessica Stanson stumbles into the perfect job on one of the most elite ranches in Montana. Or at least it would be if her boss, ex-detective Michael Carven, stopped acting like he didn't want her there. Jessica has to prove herself to him on the ranch, and also try to penetrate his armor to get to the man inside. Michael Carven is a man who has left a difficult past behind him, and now works at his dream job raising horses under the Montana sky. But he knows that the past has a way of coming back to him, and soon enough, it does. A wave of violence hits the nearby small town of Riverside, nestled deep in the mountains, as a cunning serial killer preys on the population. Against his will, Michael finds himself both drawn into the case and coming to care for his independent new trainer. And if having a killer on the loose wasn't enough, his two worlds collide when Jessica becomes the only material witness in the case. Before it is over, Michael and Jessica will put everything they know and hold dear on the line to catch a vicious, cunning killer - and to protect each other as well.

Mystery at Ocean Drive

 

MYSTERY AT OCEAN DRIVE a YA action adventure

 

When 17 yr old Jason Hunter sets out to discover the identity of the mystery girl at Ocean Drive he and his friends find themselves caught up in a risky intrigue.

 

Jason is delivering newspapers on his motorbike when a Mercedes sweeps out of a driveway in front of him. He loses control of his scrambler and almost ends up under the car’s wheels. An attractive teenage girl leaps out to ask if he is hurt, but before Jason can reply the girl is bundled back into the Mercedes and driven off.

 

Jason’s instincts warn him that the girl is in trouble.

 

The following day he sees her in an upstairs window, but when he asks to speak to her he is told that there is no young girl living there. Why?

 

Jason is not about to give up and he enlists the help of his friends, Mark and David. Together they make a daring attempt to learn the girl’s identity, but just as it seems to be working, things go horribly wrong...

Has Jason’s intriguing mystery now put all three boys in danger?

 

MYSTERY AT OCEAN DRIVE was a runner-up in the Citizen/Pan MacMillan 2010 YA novel award.

 

Amazon link to Mystery at Ocean Drive http://amzn.to/e1qwWe

 

 

 

Most Likely

Becky Howard is a teen under pressure. Pressure from her best friend not to breathe a word about the abuse she's suffering by her mother. Pressure from her sister to understand her marital difficulties. Pressure from her boyfriend to get more physical than she's ready for. And pressure from the rumors about her boyfriend that are eroding her trust in him. As she prepares for the biggest track meet of her life, Becky's about to learn that sometimes growing up is about more than having sex, and that clinging to ideals might not be as helpful as learning to expect whatever is MOST LIKELY.

MOST LIKELY is approximately 63,000 words long and contains light Christian themes.

Shada

If you could speak to the dead, anyone at all, who would it be?

When Jeni asked this question, Shada Emery figured it was a joke. So both she and Willow joined in the fun, naming their favorite dead celebrities.

And then there was Ember Cole.

Ember wants one more talk with her Grandpa Normie, whose death a year ago began a year of tragedy. So when Jeni suggests a camping trip into the dense woods of northwestern Wisconsin to hold a seance, Shada and Willow put off their misgivings and agree for the sake of their friend.

Ember hopes to find the answers she seeks among the dead. But sometimes the dead have their own agenda.

SHADA is Book 1 of the Ember Cole series. A young adult paranormal suspense novella, it runs about 32,500 words or 125 pages in length.

Early Praise for SHADA:

"This is a great book … I enjoyed SHADA very much. It's got that spine tingling fun while drawing you into the characters and their lives." —Victorine E. Lieske, NYT bestselling author of NOT WHAT SHE SEEMS and the OVERTAKING series

"SHADA drew me in, left me wanting more, and made me a little afraid to go outside after dark." —T.L. Haddix, author of SECRETS IN THE SHADOWS, UNDER THE MOON'S SHADOW and SHADOWS FROM THE GRAVE

A Little Magic

 
A Hidden Power: Stepdancer Siobhan Kelly didn't believe in magic - until the magic chose her.

A Promise Made: She's been warned magic is evil, but with her grandmother felled by a deadly curse, she must make a bargain with the local Fairie prince - the return of their sacred Jewel in exchange for her grandmother's life.

And it just might work too - if only she can escape the dark witch who's made Siobhan her prey in the hunt for a deadly blood spell.
 
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read!, October 27, 2011
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Divorce, Interrupted

Newly-divorced Todd and Lisa Miller are stranded at their mountain cabin. There to divide a lifetime of memories, they soon are in danger from more than the anger between them. A vicious storm forces them to rely on each other to survive.

Can they trust the one person they lost belief in? Or are their hearts in danger from more than floods and frigid weather?

 
 
 
 

THE MIDGET'S HOUSE by Anita Bartholomew

Book Description:

Marisa Delano is thrilled when she unexpectedly inherits the
fairy-tale like cottage on the Sarasota, Florida bay front. What she
doesn't know is that another woman, Lucinda Lacey, a sideshow midget
who died on the property in 1924, still inhabits it. And Lucinda has
no intention of giving up her home to the new owner.

Switching between the carnivals, circuses, and freak shows of the
early twentieth century, and the boom-and-bust of today's Florida,
Lucinda's life story unfolds as Marisa searches for answers about the
strange presence in her new home. The diminutive Lucinda might not be
as benign as she first seems. Did Lucinda murder her lover on the day
she died? And, if so, is Marisa in danger?

THE MIDGET'S HOUSE was inspired by the author's own house in Sarasota,
Florida, that, if local legend is to be believed, was built for the
little people of the Ringling Bros. Circus, and is haunted to this day
by at least one of them.

http://www.amazon.com/Midgets-House-Circus-Story-ebook/dp/B005T4GLGO/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

The Breadwinners

The Breadwinners – a family saga set in South Africa

When an ambitious young immigrant opens a bakery in competition with his vengeful former employer it is the beginning of a bitter rivalry that spans three generations of hatred, jealousy, passion and betrayal as the bakeries grow from small family businesses into large corporations.

It is New Year’s Eve 1924 and the fiery and volatile Charles McGill is devastated when Addy Brody, the woman he loves, announces her engagement to Lucas Connelly, his friend and co-worker.  Charles drowns his sorrow in drink and seduces Hilde Richter, the unattractive daughter of a wealthy Durban businessman. When Hilde finds she is pregnant her father offers to set up the penniless Charles with his own bakery if he will marry her. Charles readily agrees and, unknown to Hilde, the two men draw up a contract. It is the beginning of a battle for supremacy between Charles, Lucas, and Miles Davenport, their former employer.

As the bakeries grow and prosper, acrimony begins within the families, pitting brother against brother, and Charles becomes increasingly dissatisfied, realising that success means nothing if he cannot have the woman he loves.

The story covers a period of sixty years and leads us through the fortunes, joys and sorrows, successes and failures of the three families as they survive the great depression, the war years and the isolation of South Africa.

At 118, 000 words, THE BREADWINNERS is an epic family saga that explores the adage, ‘from clogs to clogs in three generations’. It is based on the baking industry where the author worked for several years, and gives revealing insights into the growth of Durban and the baking industry. It will appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction set in exotic locations, and those who read authors such as Barbara Taylor Bradford, Catherine Gaskin and Belva Plain.

Amazon link http://amzn.to/9JK0zo   


El color de la maldad (Kindle Spanish Edition)


 El inspector Bermejo, un policía de vuelta de todo que no pasa por su mejor momento, es requerido por sus superiores para investigar el posible secuestro de una pareja de jóvenes, desaparecidos tras una excursión de fin de semana. Bermejo tendrá que hacer de tripas corazón para involucrarse en un caso en el que, para colmo, estará acompañado por un bisoño guardia civil, el sargento Roncero.

La investigación les hará recorrer increíbles derroteros, hasta averiguar muy a su pesar que se hallan tras la huella de un calculador asesino en serie. Los crímenes se suceden uno tras otro en diferentes zonas del país, encontrándose con unos impactantes escenarios donde el psicópata les deja macabras pistas en los cadáveres al preparar sus sorprendentes recreaciones. Sólo el razonamiento lógico de Roncero, psicólogo de carrera, podrá entrever entonces el verdadero reto que el asesino les plantea en un duelo entre mentes privilegiadas.

Todos los medios son pocos si pretenden acabar con el salvaje ritual de muerte y destrucción, atrapando al monstruo antes de que cumpla su amenaza: terminar su maléfica serie de asesinatos buscando cerrar su particular círculo.

"El color de la maldad" es un inquietante thriller policíaco donde el eterno combate entre el bien y el mal sumirá al lector en una intensa vorágine que no podrá abandonar hasta el inesperado desenlace final

ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes (Year 3)

The popular Demo Tapes series continues with The Demo Tapes: Year 3. It’s the same format you’ve come to know and love: short fiction previously posted on The Meet and Greet at West of Mars, and intros to each that let you, the reader, look into the mind of the author and creator of the indomitable Trevor Wolff.

Trevor and his best friend Mitchell Voss are in fine form in these stories, first published online between March 2008 and April 2009. From Thanksgiving to Halloween and a few new characters who help round out The Musical Hanukkah Celebration, we once again get to watch the guys go from kids into the men who ride the wave of being rock’s biggest band: ShapeShifter.


Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/ShapeShifter-Demo-Tapes-Year-ebook/dp/B0055LHX86/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2

IMPEDING JUSTICE

 http://www.amazon.com/Impeding-Justice-Simpkins-thriller-ebook/dp/B0045UA6F0
A Fresh New Voice in Crime Fiction,This is a great, fast-paced thriller dealing with some hard-hitting subjects. I enjoyed both Lorne and the Unicorn as characters. The Unicorn, especially, is a great, well-drawn villain. The story hits hard and doesn't let up until the end and I look forward to reading the sequel. Michael Wallace The Righteous.

He's a  remorseless killer... 

DI Lorne Simpkins has him in her sights

She's been on his tail for eight long years, but the ruthless
criminal known as 'The Unicorn' has always been one step ahead.

Now, after he lures Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins into a trap
in which her partner is killed, she's more determined than ever to
hunt him down.

And when her nemesis kidnaps her teenage daughter, Lorne vows not to
rest until she brings him to justice.

Something to Read on the Plane

 

Something to Read on the Plane http://amzn.to/cJ5MAy     

 

 

And for your in-flight entertainment – A Bit of Light Literature, Short Stories & Other Fun Stuff.

It’s a light-hearted variety of humorous articles, short stories ranging from hypochondria to murder, plus a quiz, agony aunt column, limericks and a collection of malapropisms to keep you amused and divert you from the tedium of flying.  .

“This muesli must be old. It’s got weasels in it.”

A great book to keep with you whilst travelling, and a perfect gift (suitable for both men and women) for someone who is going on a trip.

 

 REVIEWS

"Should be compulsory reading to keep incorrigible chatterers quiet" - Frequent Flyer.

"Could also be used to ram down their throats" - Flight Attendant.

"The stories about me are hugely exaggerated" - Author's Spouse.

"Shredded drafts of this book line my litter tray. Royalties from this book will go towards proper deodorized litter and reduce complaints about the smell" - Family Cat

"What a relief that will be" - Family Dog.

 

 

 

Masters of the Sun

Ten years after the Troubles that ended civilization as we currently know it, isolated settlements of survivors have resumed trade and are beginning to rebuild. In the small settlement of Glennville, Jack Simmons lives as a hunter and trapper with his friend and mentor. Haunted by and unable to move beyond the lingering pain from his losses during the Troubles, he nevertheless has found a measure of contentment. But when the trade caravan brings word of a mysterious and mystical threat in the west, he finds himself thrust on an unwanted journey with a man he doesn't trust to discover the source of this threat. He finds more than he bargained for when he encounters the Order of the Sun and their leader, a former physicist who left the profession to pursue his theory of how to reclaim man's lost capacity to work magic. When Jack learns the dark secrets that lie at the Order's core, he is forced to flee in the dead of night and evade the Order's pursuers in order to bring those secrets back, where they can hopefully be used to set up a defense against the Order's expansion.

Fast paced and action-packed, Masters of the Sun is the story of one man's perseverance in the face of adversity and of the rebirth of magic into a crippled world.

Amazon link - http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Sun-Dawn-Enlightenment-ebook/dp/B005MGU4BC/

Gears of Wonderland

James Riggs lives a normal life with a mind-numbing job, an overbearing
boss, and a demanding fiancée. Then he witnesses the murder of his best
friend. Saved from the murderer by a strange man in a white suit, James
is cast down a hole and into a world he always believed was a kid's
story. Wonderland.

But things have changed since Alice's visit. The Knave of Hearts has
seized the Heart throne, conquered all of Wonderland with his
steam-powered technological marvels, and rules the land with an iron fist.

Aided by the Mad Hatter's daughter, James journeys to discover why he
has been brought to Wonderland and how the tattoo on his arm could be
the key to Wonderland's salvation—or its destruction.

Edited by Lynn O'Dell (Red Adept Reviews).

Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005USJ5U8

Zombocalypse Now

Review:

"I found myself eagerly flipping back to try out different plotlines - at first to see if I could survive, then to root out some of the book's more bizarre twists and turns." 

Description:

You're a stuffed bunny and it's the end of the world.

Between you and safety are forty or fifty ­zombies gorging ­themselves on the flesh of the living. If you disguise yourself as one of them and try to sneak past the feeding frenzy, turn to page 183. If you grab a tire iron, flip out and get medieval on their undead asses, turn to page 11.

Zombocalypse Now is a comedy/horror ­reimagining of the choose-your-own-ending books you grew up with. You'll be confronted with undead hordes, ­internet ­dating, improper police procedure, and the very real ­danger that you'll lose your grip on reality and wind up stark raving mad.

With 112 possible endings (at least 7 in which you don't die) the zombie apocalypse has never been this much fun.

Zombocalypse Now on Amazon:



Sultana

Hello again,

I'm hoping that you allow for more than one book per author. The cover is attached. Here's the blurb and Amazon link:

In thirteenth-century Moorish Spain, the realm of Granada is in crisis. The union of Fatima, granddaughter of the Sultan of Granada, with the Sultan's nephew Faraj has fractured the nation. A bitter civil war escalates and endangers both Fatima and Faraj's lives. 

All her life, Fatima has sheltered in lavish palaces where danger has never intruded, until now. A precocious child and the unwitting pawn of her family, she soon learns how her marriage may determine her future and the fate of Granada. Her husband Faraj has his own qualms about their union. At a young age, he witnessed the deaths of his parents and discovered how affluence and power offers little protection against indomitable enemies. Guilt and fears plague him. Determined to carve his own destiny, Faraj struggles to regain his lost inheritance and avenge his murdered family. 

Throughout the rugged frontiers of southern Spain, the burgeoning Christian kingdoms in the north and the desert states of North Africa, Fatima and Faraj survive ruthless murderers and intrigues. They unite against common enemies bent on destroying the last Moorish dynasty. While Fatima and Faraj establish a powerful bond, the atmosphere of deceit creates opportunities for mistrust and tests their love.

Stairs of Sand

Review

"A beautifully characterized book with a realistic look at a dysfunctional family in crisis.  Full of humor and suspense.  You will love all things Zoozle."  Eve Caram, Trio, 2010

Product Description

"Stairs of Sand" is the story of a young woman, diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.She seeks to live her life to the fullest. To live, she must find a way through a labyrinth of family secrets, including the one that creates self-destructive rage in her.

My Boyfriend's Back

Direct link on Amazon to this title:
http://www.amazon.com/My-Boyfriends-Back-ebook/dp/B004NIFNM0

Thank you!

Amazon product review:

This short little story kept me occupied and in stitches on a plane trip.
It sounded confusing, but the author really kept everything tight and
simple. Jack is returning to his home town a rich, successful man in hopes
of winning back the girl he fell in love with long ago. His rival in high
school, John, has always been the handsome jock, but his bad personality
and terrible morals have landed him on skid row. He wants Jack to get him
a job, so he begs a ride to the reunion in his limo.

The car crashes. Because Jack has been a good soul, an angel comes to give
him a second chance, only Jack is accidentally returned to the WRONG body,
and refuses to leave it.

He has to win his love back in the body of the guy he THOUGHT she loved.
Only she really loved Jack, not John.

It sounds confusing. I have no idea how this author did it, but it was
really easy to follow and funny as all get out. The angels were hilarious.
I read it in about two hours. Best dollar I ever spent!

A Merman's Kiss (A Novella)

Book description: The old legend says that a merman's kiss will make a girl pretty and bring her luck. One poor working girl is desperate enough to try it. She is warned that she must do everything exactly as she is told… but never warned about the effect it might have on the merman.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005W9K9DM

Cover is attached.


Thanks!

My Sparkling Misfortune

Book description: Lord Arkus of Blackriver Castle readily admits that he is a villain and sees no reason why it should stop him from being the protagonist of this book. After all, Prince Kellemar, an aspiring hero, has defeated him in a rather questionable way. Bent on revenge, Arkus attempts to capture a powerful evil spirit who would make him nearly invincible, but a last-minute mistake leaves him with a Sparkling instead—"a goody-goody spirit that helps heroes, watches over little children, and messes up villains' plans." Bound to Lord Arkus for five years of service and sworn to act in his best interests, the Sparkling is not easy to get rid of, and of course his understanding of "best interests" is quite different from what Lord Arkus has in mind.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004JXVYR2

Cover is attached.


Thank you Adam!

Sultana's Legacy

Hello,

I saw a link to your site on Kindleboards and am asking you to list my book too. The cover is attached. Here's the blurb and the Amazon page.

In thirteenth-century Moorish Spain, the Sultanate of Granada faces a bleak future, as a tyrant seizes control.

Fatima, the daughter of a Sultan, and her devoted husband Faraj have enjoyed years of peace and prosperity. Now, a power-hungry madman claims the throne. He murders almost everyone Fatima holds dear. His reign fractures a weakened Sultanate, under siege from Christian kingdoms to the north and Moorish dynasties in the south. 

Fatima must preserve the legacy of her forefathers at all costs. She risks everything, even the love and trust of her husband. Amidst treachery and intrigue, she stands alone against her adversaries, determined to avenge terrible losses. Can she survive the test of divided loyalties and shocking betrayals?

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