The Rooms Are Filled - literary fiction by Jessica Null Vealitzek

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There are many reasons The Rooms Are Filled is dear to me. It was written at home in bits and pieces between breastfeedings, in a midnight daze on the notebook beside my bed, and on scraps of paper in the preschool pick-up line; then, later, during the precious hours the babysitter came.

It is dear to me because it is based on a true story my father told me many years ago--his story of growing up in rural Minnesota and then Franklin Park, Illinois, in the 1950s. He was teased and bullied, and his lovely teacher, a rumored lesbian, took him under her wing.

But it is also based in my own childhood near Chicago in the 1980s, on my love for that childhood of candy store trips and swimming pools. Of wandering.

It is dear to me because it is my first book, filled with things I love. I am happy to share it with you.

Holly Bristol Spirit Hunter - The New, Paranormal, Young Adult Novella by Jennifer Lang Boehl

I wasn’t expecting to spend my summer vacation with my dad and his clan of paranormal investigators.  I’d already made plans to run around with my friends, go to parties, and lay on the beach until dusk.  When my mom received an opportunity to teach summer courses at the University of Buffalo, I knew my plans were going to change.
When sixteen-year-old Holly Bristol learns that she'll be spending the next six weeks on a southern plantation with her dad and his team of paranormal investigators her summer vacation is ruined. Only after she falls in love with Ryan, a young hunter, do her circumstances begin to look up. After Holly befriends some ghostly siblings from the mansion's past, she must uncover the truth to save them from the evil that has entrapped them. The paranormal entities she encounters will unravel the path to their salvation and force her to unveil the curtain between the living and the dead. Only then will they all be free.

Holly Bristol: Spirit Hunter is the first novella in a brand new series that follows the adventures of a teenage girl and her journey into the paranormal world.

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PLAY The Discipline Solution - parenting children book by Angela Reuss

PLAY The Discipline Solution
Parenting Your Child with Positive Discipline
Children Love to Learn From

This book will be on sale for .99 cents for November 29, 2014. Regular price is $4.99.

This is not your average parenting book. It includes an interactive kit you can use with your children. The kit encourages kids to have self-discipline while providing a win-win solution that parents and kids can all agree upon.

Here is a video that further explains how it works:

Here is what others are saying about this book:

"Wow! This book has really made a difference for our 10 year old! It worked so well the neighborhood families asked if they could get a link to this program too. I love how it ties taking more responsibility with more reward."~ Leonidas W. Smiley

"While I am not a parent, I am a teacher, and I found great value in reading this book. I plan to recommend PLAY to the parents of my students." ~ Erica S.

"I am really impressed with how well this system is working! As a matter of fact I am in awe! Kudos to the author of this book, you have developed an awesome kid changing system!!! Thank You! " ~ Spencer Harp

THE BLUE FOLIO - a political thriller by Matt McMahon

Twenty-two years after the new constitution pacified the anger of the American people, Bill Waverly, the president's attorney, finds himself at the center of a crisis that threatens the president's job, her life and the new people-centric government in this near-future political thriller which could be ripped from today's headlines.

Bill painstakingly crafts every move trying to protect the president, even against herself, until the special prosecutor, the formidable Keri Marshall, the first independent Attorney General elected after the new constitution, traps him into having to choose between protecting his most cherished asset, the president, the source of his power, and his deeply buried convictions.

He reaches out to get his old law professor, the fatherly George Comstock, one of the most influential living re-framers of the new constitution, to help save the president. But what Bill doesn't see is how backroom intrigues intertwined throughout the constitutional convention in 2037 and the new constitution's most perilous application in 2059 threaten his own life and the lives of those around him.

"a near-future political struggle so compelling and realistic that it’s easy to imagine it reflected on tomorrow’s front page."

Foreword/Clarion Review

“The Blue Folio by Matt McMahon is truly one of the best legal/political thrillers I have read in a very long time. The story has everything you would expect from an award-winning novel in this genre. Just get a comfy seat and get ready to witness gripping courtroom drama, blackmail, backstabbing, manipulation and all other dirty political games played at the highest levels. I loved this captivating story and I was hooked from the very first chapter...” Readers Favorite 5 Star Review

Risking It: An Intersection of Faith & Work - a memoir by Tim Hoerr

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 One Christian business man’s warts n’ all tale…from lessons learned early on in his family’s business, to a laudable stint in the senior ranks of corporate America, to entrepreneurial adventures as well as misadventures -- all humorously and engagingly shared amidst the backdrop of Tim Hoerr’s unshakable Christian faith, a key to his growth into the seasoned and now-successful serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist he’s become.
Tim’s primary goal in opening up his own life story from the business trenches is to inspire and provide practical encouragement to fellow Believers who are struggling with how to fully integrate their walk with Jesus into their secular work lives. Told with candor and often self-effacing, his hard-won wisdom and insights are both practical as well as profound. As a result, Risking It offers actionable guidance to those just getting underway in their career in addition to those who have decades of work life behind or in front of them.
With one foot in Illinois and one in southern California, Tim Hoerr’s orientation refreshingly embraces both Midwestern as well as more progressive west coast values. While decisively successful in worldly terms these days, his personal as well as career foundation is steadfastly based upon God’s Word from which he derives his perfect example and inspiration -- Jesus Christ. Tim’s ultimate goal is that his life – professionally as well as personally – might always glorify Him...

Edge of End - a horror and fantasy novel by Suren Hakobyan

What if you wake up in an unknown town your memories wiped from your head? What would you do? Where would you go?

With his memories gone, lost in a barren landscape, Jonathan finds his perceived salvation may be the worst nightmare he has ever faced, because once you enter, you can never leave this empty town. Rescuing a young woman in the same predicament, they find a bond between them that makes each want to live, want to be better, but the demons that guard the town make escape impossible.

One way in, no way out. Jonathan and Elizabeth hope to find the secret passage out, but can they survive the monsters that stand in their way? How does good conquer evil when the evil has come from within? What is the ultimate sacrifice that will remove you from your eternal hell?

The Babylonian - A Bible-based historical novel by Allen Ray Newton

Biblical characters come alive as Kasher, a young Mesopotamian man, finds himself on a journey to Babylon, experiencing firsthand the constant struggle between the gods and The God as he serves the great king Nebuchadnezzar II.

            The year is 596 B.C.
            Kingdoms and empires rise and fall, carrying men along with the inexorable insistence of a vast desert storm. Kasher, a young Mesopotamian man, determines to become a part of the empire of the great Nebuchadnezzar II, only to find himself on the battlefield not only of men, but of the gods.
            What do the great symbols of Babylon - lions, dragons, gods and demi-gods - really mean: or are they merely for show?
            His journey is one of mysticism, treachery and love. The world in which he moves is filled with symbolism, rivalry and beauty.
            His true quest, however, reaches much deeper - into his own soul.

"I'm a fan of fiction based on history, and this is one of the best examples of that genre I've ever read. "

"Everything took shape for me as I read the book. "

"From the first page, this is a great easy to read novel. I will buy it as a gift for older teens as well as adults that love history. I appreciate the history throughout the book and the author does a great job of painting a visual on each page!"

            Historical facts are seamlessly intertwined with storytelling to create a compelling tale. Several who have read the book have commented that there were many things they did not see coming. I hope you enjoy the book; watch out for the twists and turns!
             Without being ‘preachy’, the message of the Bible and the truth about the spiritual struggle for the souls of men is presented throughout the book. Kasher is given as an example of how that struggle plays out in the heart of the individual as Truth is given to him by both explanation and demonstration.

The Scientist's Dilemma - an exploratory tale by J.C.L. Faltot

Professor Grant Reed is a well-educated, highly driven man; one who's sole goal in life is to make “the discovery of discoveries.” His passion for science and his pursuit of ultimate truth motivate him to solve this ongoing dilemma. A dilemma he plans to solve before his time is up. Middle-aged and seemingly tormented by his own self-fulfilling prophecy, Grant’s journey has turned him into a hardened man. One who seems forced to find peace in the loneliest of places, like the lens of his university’s high-powered telescope, searching for an answer somewhere in the stars. But, one night, his familiar routine is rocked by the visitation of an otherworldly being who informs Grant that he must cease his search immediately or pay the consequences.

Grant is a character that came out of my own desires. He’s someone I’ve been or imitated several times in my life: searching for truth, wanting resolution, and desiring peace of mind. It’s an understanding people work towards daily - even if they aren’t consciously aware of it. However, as I’ve often discovered, the pursuit can seem admirable, but it can also steal a person’s joy if he's consumed by it. I see Grant’s dilemma as a familiar one, even after his world is forever changed by the presence of something otherworldly and altogether unnatural. But, it’s in those moments - when routine is abandoned and familiarity is lacking - when we discover the greater truth that is waiting.

This short story was intended to be a closed work and on the whole, it’s more contained than most. My hope is to provide a fun and engaging tale that makes the reader question just what it is he is asking of himself and what he wants for his life. We all make mistakes in this life, but ignoring our heart is not something we should be in the business of doing regularly.

The Nectar Fields - A tragic story of slavery by Johnathon Major

Butterflies have been brought from all over the world to the nectar plantations of the Southwest Plaines. There, under the relentless watch of the bees, they are worked until they die or, worse, get sent to the hive.

The Nectar Fields is an allegorical novella exploring the traumatic and surprising effects of slavery on individual lives, told through the narrative of the butterflies on Mr Bairon's farm in the year that changed everything. During a parched summer harvest, an unexpected visit from the depraved socialite Mister Bradford plunges the farm into new depths of darkness.

In the midst of twisted seductions, savage tempers and the choking heat, the butterflies find themselves subjected to formidable challenges and impossible choices, through which they will all discover for themselves how deadly having hope can be.

Back by Sunrise - a fantasy book by Justin Sloan

"Back by Sunrise" was written by a Marine who grew up loving "The Land Before Time," two large influences into this story of a girl who loses her father but copes with it with the help of a magical necklace that turns her into a bird at night. The screenplay of the book won several awards and was recently optioned to become a movie.

KDP countdown deal for $0.99 to start December 23, 2014 and run for one week.

Broken Smiles - a romance by Tara Mayoros

About writing Broken Smiles:

When my publisher told me they loved my title Broken Smiles and wanted to keep it, I was thrilled. Here’s why.

As many authors will tell you, my story started as a dream. Well . . . that and a semi truck.

Many years ago driving across the dusty desert of Arizona, a large semi truck cut me off,  missing my front bumper by inches. Upon the back gates, a photo of a young girl smiled down at me. I found myself speeding up to stay in the wake of this truck. The Chinese child had a cleft palate and was an advertisement for Operation Smile or Smile Train. Memories flooded into my mind of when I lived in China and held a child just like this one.

“Help me,” the girl seemed to say down to me through the photo.

“How?” I replied. At the time I was beyond broke, driving a car that rattled and sputtered.

“Then tell my story.”

I cried. And then the dreams began. . .

My dream flourished into a song within a dream. It started with two sentences.

“Comfort like a mother’s love when it feels like it’s the end,

Broken Smiles on little faces that only he can mend.”

Okay, great, so I had a mother, a musician, a handsome humanitarian doctor, and a handful of children with Broken Smiles.

Now that my novel is finished, I can focus on answering the plea of this young child’s cry for help. Soon, I will be starting a foundation and I am excited to highlight these children and tell you readers about some of the experiences I have had.

TRAIL OF CROSSES - historical fiction by Jo Grafford

Christmas sale on the award-winning Lost Colony Series! Check out the rave reviews:

5 STARS for Breaking Ties from InD'Tale Magazine
5 STARS for Breaking Ties - "A fantastically crafted tale of romance, intrigue, and adventure!" --Heather Boey
4 STARS for Breaking Ties - "I was so excited to get this one on my Kindle. This book is more than a romance...the tension is constant." --Sandy Quill
5 STARS for Trail of Crosses - "Jo Grafford is a MASTER world builder...It is a story about a changing world and new civilizations being built. Hopes, dreams, plans of new lives and better futures." --Dogsmom
5 STARS for Trail of Crosses - "One of the best historical fiction reads I've had the pleasure of reading this year!" Booktalk With Eileen
5 STARS for Trail of Crosses - "I certainly hope we won't be waiting long for the third book in the series!" --Wendi

ROYAL AMERICA - a western fantasy by Steve Moore

This Western Fantasy novel is about what if the British never lost America?  The first British Western perhaps?

Would the Native Americans have been better off? Would they have  been recruited into military regiments like say,  the Queen's Own Apache Rifles?

The Book opens as Geronimo is harvesting salt at the Gila Mountains Salt Lake when a troop of British Army,  Household Cavalry Lifeguards make contact with Geronimo for the first time.

This Book features, Sitting Bull, Chocise, Lozen, Victorio, Frederick J Horniman, Abraham Lincoln, Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.  It is based on the premise, that King George the Third dies as premature baby. The British keep the jewel in the crown that is the Americas and don't go to India, the capital is Hannover DC (Dominion Capital). To the North are the Norse Americans and the Kingdom of Quebec,  to the South the Aztec Spanish and in between the Imperial Chinese are out to secure mineral wealth.  Along the West coast is British California and Lord Rhodes is out to expand the railways and exploit gold and so now he wants to invade the black hills of Dakota. The one rule Steve Moore has stuck to is don't mess with Texas who are a independent republic allied to the British and Royal American Empire.

Every aspect of this book is fast paced and challenging and perhaps controversial. Importantly, it is a story based on historical trends and events are plucked from history and twisted into a very different version of possibilities;  South west of what might have been..........................

Steve Moore

Steve Moore is a South London, English author who has a deep interest in the lands of America and in particular the Native American peoples. He has written two short stories about his Border Collie dog called Mab the Urban Collie  and a non fiction dissertation called Maritime Security: the Port of Singapore, also available on Amazon Kindle

The Acolytes of Crane - science fiction by J. D. Tew

Kindle Countdown Deal - November 26th & 27th, 2014

Theodore Crane is haled to step out of his ordinary life as a prankster to become a person who leads armies to glory. After he recruits a rag-tag group of teens from his community, he and his friends set out to discover the mysteries of the Galaxy in a style all their own.

The Acolytes of Crane is a quasi-memoir of my childhood with a SciFi spin. I am personally invested in this series, in that, I have poured out my memories of abuse to reveal the ugliness of it, only to then show the beauty of overcoming these challenges. My goal, is to encourage children to speak out if they live in an abusive situation. And if I can motivate boys to read at the same time, I'll take it as a bonus.

Being a military veteran, I decided to permanently make November the month in which I will always donate my royalties to The Wounded Warrior Project—a wonderful organization that supports disabled vets.

Last Step - A multicultural mystery by Gwyneth Williams

Meet the intrepid Sara, a professional woman who somehow comes to be involved in murder in Paris only to have it follow her back to Montreal. Are we involved in a follow-up to an earlier horror story or do these events belong only to contemporary society? Why does her eclectic mix of acquaintances and interests intrigue the police of these two nations so much? What is it about their mother that, when called upon, her daughters are so willing to bend the rules? Can friends be trusted? Beyond just the mystery/police procedural, Sara raises many issues about our recent and not so recent history. Fun, gripping, tight, an intercontinental intrigue that will have you laughing, sighing, and surprised by the end of it. Devotees of the Oxford English Dictionary will appreciate the marvelous descriptors.
“… my husband … sergeant, sits in the armchair with his eyes closed and his head lolling. I never assume he’s been stabbed. I assume he’s having a snooze before supper.” “Was wasting money worse or better than murder, Sara wondered, but decided to keep her question to herself”.  “She went on to read that, while several other avenues were being explored, the Paris police were concentrating their efforts on the victim's trip to Montreal.”
Available on Kindle worldwide

Just Over the Horizon - kindle ebook by Susan Rush

      Is it possible for a traveling hospice nurse to find romance in a small southern town? After all, she is only passing through and needs to focus on her job. A job that requires compassion and dedication. She can't afford to have any distractions. But when two vastly differing men compete for her attention, distraction is exactly what she gets. Nate, the adopted son of one of Sarah's patients, is a true Southerner with a sarcastic wit and genuine warmth. On the other hand, Dr. Joseph Thornton is a caring oncologist who is known as the best catch in the state.
     It's a good thing Sarah's eccentric grandmother left her a mysterious box. Nana's gift provides the guidance and comfort Sarah desperately needs as she faces heart-wrenching trials. Even though her childhood faith is splintered, she holds on to Nana's godly legacy. But when an odd stranger appears with devastating news, can Sarah's cherished box continue to provide answers or will she realize her life has been based on nothing but lies?

Collide - Kindle ebook by Ashley Stambaugh

"I love urban fantasy and there are some scenarios that I can read about over and over again, but it's always nice to find a fresh story that's actually unique. Collide by Ashley Stambaugh is unlike any other book I've ever read. If you enjoy stories about angels and demons, you're in for a real treat with this one. Can't wait for book two." - Reviewer

"What a ride! Melina's story is like being on a roller coaster that never slows down. While the demons and angels are consistent, strong, entities - it is the thrill that carries this book. Melina is a very strong character, so combining all of it leads to an exciting story. I believe the author is gifted. One that's born to write. I'd eagerly buy and read anything she wrote after reading Collide." - Reviewer

Melina Rowe never thought her quiet, simple life could change to one full of fear and confusion just by accidentally bumping into someone. But after she collides with an elderly man named Walter, she starts to hear people’s thoughts and have unsettling visions.

Walter reveals himself as a guiding angel and explains to Melina that she’s a rare type of human who can absorb angel powers. But her special ability is more of a problem for her than a gift.

The powers are too strong for humans and will eventually kill Melina unless she can successfully use them to help a select individual who’s in need of guidance. Her chances are slim, though, seeing that the handful of other humans this has happened to before didn't survive.

Scared for her life, Melina desperately tries to help a young man named Lee, but his continual resistance and her struggle with the powers make it almost impossible. Her situation only grows worse when a trio of soul-snatching demons is sent by an unknown entity to take her soul and kill her.

As a determined Walter sets out to discover who sent the demons and why, Melina must defend herself from their relentless attacks all while trying to use powers she doesn’t fully understand to help someone who doesn’t want to be helped. If she can’t figure out how to break through to Lee, the powers will ultimately destroy her. But if the powers don’t kill her first, the demons will.

The Errant Petty Officer - kindle ebook by Mike Rothery

A fast moving thriller set in East Africa - a story of disaster, fall and redemption.

When the British destroyer Preston puts into Mombasa following three months at sea her company are all fired up to explore the local delights. But for Petty Officer Patrick Redman the visit turns sour when a SCUBA expedition goes badly wrong: his diving instructor is killed and Patrick is badly hurt after being dashed on a reef.

Weeks later, fully recovered and back on his ship patrolling in the Persian Gulf, he learns that his friends in Kenya have been arrested. While anxiously awaiting further news a stupid lapse of judgement gets him sent to UK to face Court Martial, putting an ignominious end to his naval career.

Wallowing in booze and self-pity he learns that the woman he loved back in Africa and the friend to whom he owes his life have been convicted and may face the death penalty, and that Patrick himself is the subject of an extradition request from Kenya to answer for his part in their alleged crime.

So with nothing left to lose but his life he conjures up a daring plan; but with no money and his passport confiscated he needs all his ingenuity and the help of friends to get him there. Arriving illegally in Mombasa his inquiries get him a violent and painful introduction to the terrorist underworld and starts off a carousel of abduction, murder and deadly pursuit on the African Savannah. He soon discovers that his ordered naval life has done nothing to prepare him for the deadly perils he faces.

Duplicity's Child - kindle ebook by FJ Harmon

Engrossing Character-Powered Suspense
A riveting, engrossing, and engaging mystery with much that is new and unexpected.  A fast paced plot wrapped in extensive character studies. No 2-dimensional characters need apply here: these folks are fully fleshed out, and some of them quite unusual. Witness protagonist and eponymous series lead Mace Franklyn, on the surface failed FBI profiler, failed husband, struggling to establish a new business. But under the surface is a man who is emotionally and physiologically vulnerable, battered from within and without, frequently tripped up by his own failing physiology. Witness also antagonist Roger Mandell, Narcissistic, totally self-centered, head of the Michigan Bureau of Investigation, a man who would rather an alleged serial killer continue to operate with impunity, while he harvests political capital from the situation. As the stakes in the case escalate, Mace cannot reconcile odd inconsistencies in the data and finds his work increasingly marginalized. The reader observes the events unfolding through the murky minds of the serial killer, and his handler, and leaves the reader to determine which of the two is the most evil.

Passionate Bites - A kindle ebook by Kym Grosso

“A perfect mixture of suspense, steam, and even a little humor. Kym Grosso’s Immortals of New Orleans is one series not to be missed!” Vampire Romance Books

“This is a 5 Fang read~ Brenda K Davies is amazing. Pick up this Series, You will be glad you did. I can't get enough of reading this Author. Jaw Dropping good Reads!!!” Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock.

"This was wonderfully entertaining!
Action packed, ultra-sexy, and thrilling to the last page. Lots of laughter, lust, and love" The Smutsonian.

“Kym brings together an assortment of supernatural powers including vampires, werewolves and witches and writes a sexy, dark and dangerous blend of seduction and magic.” The Reading Cafe.

"Spiked with great one liners, fast paced writing, filth, sex and violence this is paranormal writing at its best." Christoph Fischer, author of the Three Nations Trilogy.

"This had a bit of everything! Comedy, action, sex, angst, suspense, anger, sadness and it was all well presented." Book Flirts.

"K.F. Breene has constructed an incredible world, populated with interesting and deep characters that I am desperate to get to know more intimately. Her writing is fluid, sparked with wonderful humor and rife with gorgeous imagery." - Wicked Women Book Blog.

"Breene gracefully puts her characters through hell, with an outstanding unique style." Up All Night Novels.

Finding Mr. Right: The No Nonsense, Shame-Free Handbook For Getting The Man You Deserve - kindle ebook by John Noel


My name is John Noel and I’m about to take you on a journey.

Over the course of eight short chapters, I’m going to help you discover your true self and find lasting love.

Crazy, Right?

I won’t ask you to be someone you’re not, and I’m not going to give you a bunch of stupid rules or dumb tactics. We’re going to have a brief chat about the things that are holding you back, throw all of them out the window, and help you land the man you deserve.

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “John, I would pay upwards of a million dollars for such a book!”

Calm down.

I don’t believe that good information should cost a ton, or that it should only come after you’ve gotten through all the filler.

That’s why I’m launching my book for free.

You’re welcome.

Grab a copy today and take action. Don’t forget to send me a postcard from your honeymoon.

Boost: Create Good Habits Using Technology and Psychology - kindle ebook by Max Ogles

FREE from November 24 until November 28, 2014.

"One of the most accessible and useful books about habits that I have read."

Boost, by tech entrepreneur Max Ogles, takes a look at how you can jumpstart new habits and maintain old habits using technology. Along the way, you'll dive into fascinating psychology to learn why most men would prefer to receive an electric shock than sit alone for fifteen minutes, and how a school district in Ohio improved teaching by giving bonuses at the beginning of the year, rather than at the end.

The book is divided until two sections--strategies for beginning new habits, and strategies for maintaining habits. Throughout the book you'll find stories of some of the world's most successful people, such as Nikola Tesla, Paul McCartney, and Mark Zuckerberg. All of the principles and strategies are backed up by psychological research studies and examples.

In addition, you'll be able to apply all of these principles using an exclusive 50+ page guide of the best apps to create good habits.

Mystery and Misadventure – An Old Acquaintance – a Kindle eBook by M.D. Hall

Kindle Countdown 11/23/2014 – 11/28/2014


'Mystery and Misadventure – An Old Acquaintance' follows on from the original 'Mystery and Misadventure'.
The idea for the original book came in parts. I wrote a short story 'The Ticket' as a result of receiving a parking ticket. I know that my podiatrist likes my stories and so I gave her a copy. When I returned some months later she confessed to having passed it around all her friends, who loved reading of the travails of Derek – a traffic warden. In particular, they wanted to know who, or what the old man in the story was ... Was he the Devil? Was he something almost as sinister? That prompted me to write another six stories which I added to 'Ticket' to create the first 'Mystery' volume.

The cover on that first volume shows, through a fog, a walking stick leaning against a wall. This is the walking stick of the old man who appears in all seven of the stories. The cover is deliberately in dark, subdued tones, for while some of the stories involve humour, there is a dark undertone to them all.

The current volume has thirteen stories – I thought that to be apposite – six of them ghost stories, seven supernatural. Again there is a recurrent story arc of the old man ... Samuel Prite.
I enjoy writing about Samuel, and teasing you over his identity. In the final story of this volume you will discover if he is, indeed, the Devil. The cover shows, again through a fog or mist, a Morris Minor. The cover is in grayscale except for the rear lights of the car ... naturally, they are red! Of course, you will have guessed that the car belongs to Samuel. In one of the stories set in 1948, the car is brand new, but Samuel is still very old. As if his existence isn't bizarre enough, the eyes of this old man are deep blue. I don't tell the age of Samuel, but in one story there is reference to a writer reaching an agreement with an old man who answers Samuel's description ... an agreement he may later come to regret! A coincidence? I wonder.

While Samuel provides me with the inspiration for the stories – after all, he does introduce his tales, as well as closing the collection – I do research any verifiable facts with meticulous care. For instance, in the first story, 'The Clock,' the weather and moon settings on a certain Friday 13th in 1805, and again in 1903, are exactly what they were on those days in the region where the stories are set. It's the least I can do for Samuel ... After all, only a very unwise man would upset him.

You Turn - A Parisian Contemporary Romance by Marion Croslydon

Free On Amazon (24-26th November) :

~ A Parisian Twist on The Graduate ~

"... a gem..." Always YA At Heart
"A good, solid romance." My favorite Things
"... a romance with a touch of angst and a bit of fluff..." Seeking Book Boyfriends
"...heartbreaking, romantic, and sweet..." Books Need TLC

After being dumped by her fiancé, Eleanor Carrington flees to Paris to help her self-medicated mother. While keeping her mom from popping pills like gummy bears, Eleanor launches a new, no-strings-attached life plan with absolutely NO falling in love whatsoever. On her part at least, because her self-esteem could do with one or two Frenchmen going un peu crazy for her.

What she doesn't need is for her first Grand Amour, Zachary Murdoch, to burst back into her life. Whatever shit-show she's just been through was a stroll. What Zach put her though was a climb up Mount Everest. Barefoot. In a bikini.

Now a club-owner in Paris, Zach is intrigued by the troubled woman who was once the sweet girl he had to give up. Offering a shoulder for her to cry on is what he owes her. Loving her is what he lost the right to. Because there's a reason he broke up with Lenor and that reason is why she's in Paris.

But Paris is known as the City of Love...

Will he be her turn at love?

Lady of the Helm - epic fantasy kindle ebook by T.O.Munro

The eponymous heroine Niarmit, a former priestess and princess, but now outlaw and assassin must rise above ingratitude and betrayal to free her people from a thousand year old shadow in this the opening volume of the Bloodline Trilogy.
A three book fantasy epic with

  • more words than "Lord of the Rings"
  • fewer authors than "Wheel of Time"
  • more completeness than "A Song of Fire and Ice"
  • more leading female characters than "The long, the short and the tall."
  • more twists and turns than a game of snakes and ladders.
  • more medusa than any of them!

What readers said

"The story moves at an enjoyable pace and the swapping of point of view is both enjoyable and helps to keep the pace of the book interesting"
"The inventiveness of the Helm was a pleasant surprise. (no spoilers here) I was expecting the possible cliche' magical device but that was not the case."
"There are great characters at every turn –, some do stick around more than others. Without competition though, Dema the Medusa was a personal favourite  – sheer-evil one moment, hints of compassion the next"
"The story lines twist and turn and always kept me guessing."

The Lord Son's Travels - kindle ebook by Emma Mickley

Adrien Lord Son had always intended to live an inconspicuous life in the military, far away from the glamours and intrigues of the royal court.  He was only the second son of the Lord King, just fourth in line of succession, and so he had always happily believed he would be able to live out his life in pleasant obscurity.  But news came to their kingdom of great troubles in neighboring lands: towns and villages leveled by mysterious new weapons wielded by the legendary monsters of ancient times.  When the whispers began that the fearsome invaders would soon reach their borders, and his rigid father refused to take any steps to protect their home, Adrien knew he would have to act on his own.

Elenna Davidson had only intended to grab a quick cup of to-go coffee and arrive at her 8 am class on time for once.  But something inexplicable happened, and instead she found herself laying on the ground in the middle of a field, wondering why the stars and moon above their heads were different than the ones she had always known.  Adrien and Brendan, the two men that found her and took her into their protection were kind and thoughtful, and obviously on the run from something or someone dangerous.

Soon the vast scope of the dangers are discovered - all of the kingdoms of the Eastlands were under attack by the dreaded Lord of the Southlands.  While Adrien believes he is facing a battle between bearers of magical weapons, Elenna knows that her new friends are facing down forces using far more advanced technologies than possessed by the simple people of the Eastlands.  Elenna offers her understanding of the strange weapons in exchange for Adrien's help in returning her to her lost home.  They and all of the fascinating new companions they encounter during their journeys must combine all of their unique talents and knowledge to win the coming war and save their kingdom.  The only way to guarantee success is a quest no one had ever survived, to retrieve the one object promised by the legends to bring victory against their foes.

We All Have a Voice: My Mother's Story - kindle ebook by Maha Al Fahim

Let us call the world to come together – every child, every woman and every man. Let us draw a bigger picture, one that enters every home, every heart and brings together every voice.
Let us listen to the helpless cries of the abused and neglected children. Let us listen more deeply to women who are being abused, blamed and discriminated against, while trapped in cages of injustice, fear and shame, with no option but to suffer in silence.

Let us transform all the voices and sounds of hopelessness into a beautiful melody that plays to the world. The birds will sing our stories to the world. Rainbows will dazzle with color in a sky that is no longer grey.

The Question of Christmas - kindle ebook by Benjamin J. Denen

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Free Promotion: 11/25-11/29

In this story, the author bases the main character's lovable brother, Brian, after his own brother with Down syndrome. All book sale profits are being donated directly to an organization (Gigi's Playhouse) that offers numerous therapeutic and educational programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and their community. To help raise "downloads" of this book to make it more visible to potential readers, he is offering a free period from November 25-29. This heartwarming and entertaining holiday story is beautiful, and one that is sure to touch your heart this Christmas season!

Epic of Ahiram: Age of the Seer - kindle ebook by Michael Joseph Murano

"Rise Like The Hero You Were Born To Be, Or Die The Slave You Think You Are."

"Ahiram is a mix of Batman and Harry Potter...but with more attitude." - Reviewer

Suddenly torn from his family, 12-year-old Ahiram is sold as a slave in the Kingdom of Tanniin. Six years later, in order to win his freedom and return home, Ahiram enters the elite Games of the Mines. Pursued relentlessly by his enemies and driven to the limit of his endurance, Ahiram unwittingly awakens a dormant fury within him, and its resonance is caught by a hidden malice that turns the Games into a living nightmare. Refusing to submit to a cruel tyranny, Ahiram must face a harrowing death in the bowels of the earth. Still, a glimmer of hope remains. For deep within the mines, between stone and gold, a power--unlike anything the world has seen--quietly calls his name.

Age of the Seer is Book One in the Epic of Ahiram

"I have been swept up by the wonderful characters, scope of the world, and the expanding plot. I love the struggle our hero, Ahiram, is faced with." - Reviewer

The inspiration for Ahiram came when I was fourteen years old. I went on a school field trip to Byblos, a city as ancient as time, where the sarcophagus of King Ahiram has lain quietly for thousands of years. On its sides, you could see the oldest alphabetic inscription known to mankind. After the tour, we walked on the shores of Byblos, and I began to wonder: how does one invent an alphabet? Do you sit down on the beach, fish for sand crabs, and sing "a,b,c,d,e,f,g..."? I mean, how do you actually invent an alphabet?

This is when I saw Ahiram, as a boy, running on the sandy shores of Byblos; and running after him, I entered his world, and the story became a part of me as much as I became a part of it.

And now, I would like to share the wonders of this epic with you, who like me, might prefer the flying carpets of an improbable voyage to the panegyric of placid escalators in our mega-modern airports. So here's from me to you: an epic so vast that the only screen fit for it is your imagination. - Micheal Joseph Murano

What the Barber Knew - a Kindle ebook by Bailey Herrington

A hint of the plot  David Elliott, adventurous high school junior, stumbles upon the murdered body of his barber, Benny Angelone. Days later David narrowly escapes death at the hands of an unknown assailant who believes David heard or saw something that will send the barber’s killer to the chair. He tracks young Elliott’s every move, looking for the moment to strike. But what does Elliott know? What did the barber know which signed his death warrant? In a desperate race against time David must find the answers or be killed. His daring efforts involve him in one of the most famous crimes of the 20th century and bring him - and the reader - to the cliff’s edge with a relentless killer.

What The Barber Knew, Select. The germination of the plot for What The Barber Knew sprouted from a boyhood memory in Erie, Pennsylvania. Early one summer morning, I left our house and walked two blocks to a bluff on the shore of Lake Erie. A neighbor, Mr. W., a retiree from the General Electric plant, soon joined me. As we idly watched the waves break on the narrow beach below, the body of a man rolled out of the surf. Mr. W. told me to go home. Shocked and scared, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Before the body was identified, it was reported the man had been shot, execution-style.

Not many days later, I walked to Louis G.’s Barbershop for my monthly haircut. The shop was closed, and a sign on the door announced the reason: Mr. Louis G. had died. We kids were certain that the body in the lake was our barber. There were rumors that Louis the Barber had been a player in the numbers racket. Apparently, Louis had cheated the bosses, and suffered the fatal consequence.

When I decided to write a murder mystery in 2011, the plot was loosely based on the fate of my barber. However, my research at the Erie Public Library revealed a startling fact: Louis G. had succumbed of a stroke at home, not of a bullet wound and a watery grave. I had held fast to a mistaken notion for more than sixty years!

FALLOUT: An Austin Cole Novel - kindle ebook by Bill F. Selvidge

They think he’s just a country hick, a cowboy from Texas, but they’ll soon find out there is so much more to THIS cowhand than meets the eye. Other’s will be glad there is. Austin Cole has been hiding in plain sight for years. Well, maybe running away is a better term, but now, after his brother, Nick, mysteriously disappears, he realizes he can’t hide anymore and there’s nowhere else to run except to find him. His search for his missing brother will lead him on an action-packed-adventure filled with intrigue and suspense, and a rather serendipitous discovery of a suspicious weapon, long thought to have been destroyed, could result in one possibly disastrous outcome.  His best hope in coming out of this alive comes in the form of a beautiful, yet lethal Chinese MSS Agent whose presence in the U.S. has not gone unnoticed by the N.S.A. Together, the ‘cowboy and the Asian beauty are in a race against time, the NSA and deadly arms dealers.  – FALLOUT, the first of the Austin Cole Novel series is filled with intriguing questions, sudden plot twists and unanswered mysteries that will leave you anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.

Hot in the Saddle - kindle ebook by Ciana Stone

Four ranchers as hot as the Arizona desert - men more than willing for a night of loving, but who all think that love is not in their cards.

Four men, four stories.

Chase Hawks and his half-brothers Clay, Cole and Caleb Russell discover that falling in love sometimes means accepting things you didn't believe were possible.

** Originally published from Ellora's Cave

Join Chase Hawks and his half-brothers Clay, Cole and Caleb Russell as they discover that falling in love sometimes means accepting things you never thought possible.

Chase Hawks had a good handle on life. Between his small spread in Arizona, his success on the rodeo circuit and a bevy of beautiful women always available to satisfy his urges, he figured he had control over his life.

Then fate intervened. He ran over a woman. Literally. Hit her with his truck.

Ana Stillwater had no control over her life. She’d skipped out on an abusive husband with three hundred dollars, a car that was on its last leg and a hawk named Fergi. She figured life couldn’t get any worse.

Then it did. Her car breaks down in Arizona and if that isn’t enough, she gets hit by a truck.

Which brings up the question: Just what happens when a rational, down-to-earth rancher hooks up with a quirky new age witch who can give him a hard one with just a look and likes to dance naked under the moon?

Molding Clay:
Clay Russell had plans, Big plans. First he was going to win the Nationals in bull-riding, then he was going to start his own spread and breed horses. But his family had other plans. They roped him into leaving Arizona and taking on the job of getting a struggling ranch in North Carolina back on its feet.

He didn’t expect it to be something beyond his ability. He also didn’t expect Rusty Blackhawk to be a woman. Or a witch.

Rusty had no choice but to take the Russell’s offer and partner up with them. She had to hang onto her ranch and this was the only way. She wasn’t expecting to like Clay Russell. She sure wasn’t expecting to want him.

Neither of them expected the passion that would explode between them, or the danger that would threaten their lives. They were both in for surprises.

Cole had no trouble attracting women. The Russell men were all blessed physically, and Cole was no exception. However, finding a woman who could match his passion for the wilderness as well as ignite passions of a different kind in his life was the problem.

Scout Windrider knew that love wasn’t for her. She’d yet to encounter a man who took her breath away, and figured it was just as well. What man would want to hook up with a woman who spent most of her life in the wild, tracking mountain lions?

Neither of them could have foreseen being paired in a no-kill hunt turned deadly would force them to confront an explosive attraction hot enough to consume them with its heat. Faced with a murderous madman intent on exacting revenge against the Windrider family, Scout and Cole take a leap of faith with each other, and discover something relegated to myth and legend prove to be true, that will touch their lives in a way that will change them forever.

Single and lovingit! That’s Caleb, the only Russell man not yet hitched, and that’s fine with him. Life’s good—if a little predictable. Until a little lady drops out of the sky and into his kayak, nearly drowning him in the process.

But getting wet is the least of his problems. Seems Caleb’s going to follow his brothers when it comes to fixing on kinda offbeat women, because Conn isn’t like any woman he’s ever known. But then he’s never met a woman who isn’t from this world. And he sure as shit hasn’t ever met one who can put as much starch in his shorts and fire in his blood as Conn can with just a look.

Caleb thought he was a master when it came to seduction and making love. What he’s about to learn is that he’s only touched the tip of the iceberg.

Renegade World: Book I - a Sci-Fi Novel by GD Patten

Renegade World, where time travel, genetic engineering, nanotech, and artificial intelligence seem normal, but what on Earth are the aliens up to?

Naami, a renegade visionary from the late 21st century travels back in time to the New World of 1505 to change history.

Mohkave, the third son of a respected chief, knows he is a disappointment to his father. On the brink of manhood, he desperately seeks a vision.

Perhaps neither of them really controls their own destiny with aliens secretly meddling in human affairs. The aliens Avram and Lilith have been at odds with each other for millennia. Avram is the better shapeshifter, but Lilith has the power to hypnotize humans. What are their endgames?

Chemical [se]X - Kindle ebook by Oleander Plume

Jane and Wyatt are two scientists who work in the new products division of the Acme Confectionary and Drain Cleaner Company. Their task? Create a chocolate truffle that contains a very powerful herbal aphrodisiac plucked from the Brazilian rain forest. The story, written by Oleander Plume, starts of this unique erotic collection with a bang.

[1] idea + [13] writers = [an anthology like no other]

What makes this collection of stories so original? Oleander Plume asked 12 of her writer friends to create a sequel to her original story that answered the question – “What would happen if Jane and Wyatt’s creations were released to the public?”
The answer? 13 sexy stories that are guaranteed to leave you with a delicious taste in your mouth. Besides Oleander’s original piece, this collection of delectable treats includes:

The Connection by Jade A. Waters – A married couple use the special truffles to turn their sex life from stagnant to sizzling. (f/m)

[du]X by Dario Dalla Lasta – Two sexy men, a roller disco, and duck shaped truffles mingle to create a delightful sex romp. (m/m)

Bittersweet by Malin James - One bite of chocolate encourages a bored submissive to turn the tables on her dominant lover. (f/m)

The Dinner Guest by Tabitha Rayne – A couple’s reunion with an old college friend turns into a threesome that will leave you breathless. (f/m/m)

Thursday Threesome/Birthday Foursome by Jacob Louder – Curtis’ birthday wish for a foursome comes to fruition when a special box of candy is shared between couples. (f/f, m/m, f/m)

Chocolate Covered by F. Leonora Solomon – Office sex of the sweetest kind takes place after Lotte and her boss share a tasty treat. (f/m)

Flat Warming by Exhibit A – Old friends turned new flat mates find their hunger can only be satisfied by each other. (m/m)

The Commute by C. E. Hansen – A young married couple imbibe on the truffles while waiting for their train. Do they make it home? (f/m)

Dinner for Three by L. Maretta – Dessert leads to something tastier for one woman, her husband, and her husband’s handsome boss. (f/m/m)

Friendly Neighborhood Drug Dealer by Ella Dawson – A young collegiate samples a friend’s wares, then gives him a taste. (f/m)

The Stranger by Tamsin Flowers - A stranger in town, a quiet woodshed, and a mysterious box are the ingredients for this sultry tale. (f/m)

Coffee Break by Oleander Plume – Two young contractors discover the fancy gold box in the mayor’s kitchen doesn’t contain the coffee they were expecting. (m/m)

The Alleged Savage by Annabeth Leong closes the book in a dramatic finish, with her futuristic novella about repressed lust. (f/m, f/f)

Once you dip into this assorted mix and find your favorite flavor, you will find yourself reaching for just…one…more.

Ladd Springs - kindle ebook by Dianne Venetta

Free 11/20/2014 - 01/05/2015

What happens when you combine a headstrong woman from the mountains of Tennessee with a cosmopolitan eco-resort developer with properties around the world? Ladd Springs--a mystery adventure series chock full of secrets, gorgeous surroundings, determined Southerners and a whole lot of feuding! Six books of family infighting, outside intruders, a host of forgiveness and a dash of romance. From Nick and Delaney to Travis and Felicity, everyone wants a piece of the action, including some unseemly villains who won't rest until their schemes disrupt the lives of everyone connected with Ladd Springs. For a limited time only, this includes Ladd Christmas!

A Husband for Danna - kindle ebook by Christina Lorenzen

Sure, you've probably read dozens of runaway bride stories. But how many runaway grooms have you met? Danna almost makes it to the altar but in her heart she knows the groom her father has chosen for her isn't right for her. She bolts from the church and runs without thinking. With no plan and nowhere to go, and realizing all eyes will be on her, she jumps into a limousine at the curb. Not even sure what she was planning to do, a deep voice jolts her and her foot slams the gas pedal. She's off and running but the last thing she wants is to take a long a hostage - and a runaway groom of all people.
Almost bride and almost groom are eager  to be rid of one another but one thing after another seems to keep them tied together. Until finally, they both realize they just may be each other's perfect match.

If you love romance in the heartwarming style of author Debbie Macomber, you will love Danna and Eric's story. Who would have thought that a runaway bride would straight into her perfect Mr. Right at the most possibly wrong time?

Cats Are Lucky! - kindle ebook by Julia Todd Stone

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Great book for lovers of funny cat pictures!

Want to share funny pictures of cats with your kids?  Get Cats Are Lucky! by Julia Todd Stone.  Each page of this book is a full-page color illustration by the hilarious artist Nayan Soni; this is a picture book rather than a text book--so it's great for children!

In Cats Are Lucky! a beautiful Collie dog named Sansabar dreams of being a cat so she could do the funny things cats do.  She finds herself jealous of a cat's life and thinks about the humorous things she's seen cats do.  "Cats are lucky!" she thinks as the book begins.

But in the end she realizes that being a much-loved Dog is more important.  How many of us have once dreamed of being something we are not only to realize that we're happiest being the person we were meant to be.  Julia Stone based Sansabar on her beloved childhood pet Lassie, a border collie.

Hopefully this book will encourage children of all ages to go for their dreams and not worry about what others may think.

The Onyx Seed - An Apocalyptic Story by Clifford Beck

The world is no longer as it was. After a well orchestrated bioterrorist attack leaves civilization in ruins and humanity at the edge of extinction, Marty and Lucas are now on their own. And their escape is not without risk as every step along the way holds the potential for catastrophe. Travel by night is difficult, as the specters of the abundant dead seem to peak out from every window and doorway.

Los Angeles, like all other major cities, has been quarantined. But, at some point, even the government abandons its effort to help those left behind. And with so many dead lying about, the goal for Marty and Lucas becomes twofold. To escape without being seen by other survivors and to avoid becoming infected. But, on their way to what Marty believes to be a better place, they meet Julie. She is a beautiful, spitfire brunette living in Corpus Christi. The trio quickly becomes a well working group, with a single common goal.

But, tragedy is determined to leave its mark as catastrophe catches up to them. Threatening not only their survival, but the bond they share with each other. And moving from place to place, the tension between Marty and Julie grows into a fiery relationship, driven by both sexual attraction and a mutual need to survive. At some point, they find themselves alone, exclusively dependent on each other. But tragedy is still at their heels, destroying everything they care about.

A Christmas Castle - kindle ebook by Thomas J. Prestopnik

“What are you thinking about, Jack?” Gloria looked at him, knowing his thoughts were miles away in time.
Jack chuckled. “I was thinking about the Christmas night I found that shooting star stuck in a snow bank.”
Gloria curiously raised an eyebrow. “Excuse me?”

In this heartwarming novella, Christmas meets the butterfly effect when a young boy's glance at a shooting star produces surprising results through time.

When Jack Mason was eight years old in 1966, he saw a shooting star on Christmas night. Then he tried to follow it, setting off a chain reaction that affected his life, and others, in ways he would only learn about eighty-two years later when he meets Gloria Grant at the Harbor View Retirement Home. This is a tale of ordinary people, distant memories, and forgotten dreams-though sometimes even forgotten dreams can still blossom.

So what’s next?

I’m putting the finishing touches on an epic fantasy novel I began planning in 1978 (a few years after reading The Lord of the Rings), started writing in 1999, and completed the first draft in 2013. With fingers crossed, I’m hoping to release it in summer 2015 in three volumes.

Wolf Creek Alpha (Texas Pack 1) - Kindle ebook by Jo Ellen

Lisa finds out she is a witch that is mated to an alpha werewolf. She is snarky and witty with a backbone of steel. Well, at least in our world. Confronting an evil dark Fae in his realm scares the crap out of her! But she has her mate, Rafe there to protect her, along with his brothers and other magical beings.

Rafe’s job as alpha is to protect the magical pond that sits in front of their home. This gift from the Faery Queen is for all shifters. Once he finds his mate, he must now keep her safe also. Rafe is used to be in charge and having a strong willed mate challenges his protective instincts.

Meet his brothers, Ian the enforcer, stoic and tough. His youngest brother Devlin, funny and super smart. Then there is Robert, the Queens guard who has long been a friend of the family. Robert is a beautiful light Fae that will flirt with almost every woman he meets.

Amazon Reviews:

"Wow I pick up this book by mistake and to my surprise it was great. Clean read a little funny. Well written..”

"Woohoo for Texas Pack. First off I am from Texas so I LOVED the title right off. But seriously I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next one in this series. I have not enjoyed a book this much in awhile, it was nice to get a great story with great characters all the while not having to flip through all the sex scenes. Don't get me wrong I like some sex in the story but not so much that start skipping until I can tell they are done. This story had everything I like mystery, romance,comedy,danger and great characters. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. I will definately pay close attention to this author in the future.”

"Werewolves, witches, Fay and werepanthers equal a fun filled story! I could not put the book down and was sorry to see the book end.”

"This is a very well written story with, wonderful charachter development. I enjoyed this book from start to finish. With so many great charchters in the story I'm hoping for a sequel.
While it is true as the other reviewer pointed out that this book is light on sex, I found it to be a refreshing change from many of the stories I've been reading lateley which have been almost total smut and completely devoid of any story line.”

The Wild Card by Dena Starostovic

Looking for some great holiday reading at a great deal?  The debut novel by Dena Starostovic, with current 4 1/2 star rating on Amazon is running a Kindle Countdown Deal starting on Novemeber 19th running through the 26th.

Download for the first half of the countdown for only .99 cents, and then $1.99 for the 2nd half.  Dena is currently working on her sequel to this debut novel and welcomes a fan base to await the sequel to a great story. Download here:

In The Wild Card, the main character Sienna, is very relatable women to most 30-40 somethings in America.  She is a mom, a wife, a professional.  She goes about life, and a very satisfied one, day to day and is not unhappy by any means.  But there is something, just the same as most people, where in the back of her mind she is saying "Somethings Got To Give".  Feeling as though just being content isn't enough, her wish comes true as a gang of ruthless Columbian Drug Lords comes into her company and she becomes a pawn to them to get what they want. What she also doesn't realize though is that she is also a pawn for the main 'boss' as he has been watching her for months.  He has some fantasy that she can complete him and become his partner.  He wants her in his life and ends up kidnapping her in order to fulfill those wishes, dragging her back to Columbia on the pretense that by going with him she saved all the people that she works with.  The rest of the story is all the drama that unfolds during this kidnapping.  The problem is she finds him extremely attractive, kind and a sort of lost soul, with a soul. And although kidnapped and living in a world of danger, she is treated almost princess like, and begins to wonder about this man.  Is he the one to bring her out of her "funk" - although life is ripe with danger.  All if these thoughts are goign through her all the while his father is very unhappy about him bringing her to the family home as a prisoner. Or will she choose to stay loyal to her family and do whatever it takes to get home?  And at what cost.  This book is different, quite simply because it isn't a sex story, it isn't a love story, it isn't a mystery - its a combination of all of this into a great dramatic storyline.

Under Lock and Key: The Experiment - Kindle ebook by Robin Geesman

The most Riveting, Fantastically Shocking Psychological Thriller with a Twist!

Under Lock and Key: The Experiment is a compelling Psychological Thriller that begins with a shocking attempted family massacre inexplicably committed by William Parks, a distinguished scientist and previously loving husband and father who suddenly goes insane.

The survivors of his heinous crimes are rescued, hospitalized, stabilized, and eventually thrust into the world of medical and biotechnology experimentation at the hands of the Federal Government for the purposes of classified research. But as more patients are added to the experimental pool, complications threaten to expose the program. These complications are efficiently addressed through the very technological breakthroughs the government can't risk having exposed, assuring such volatile knowledge remains secretly and securely hidden Under Lock and Key.

Immerse yourself in the Under Lock and Key story. Your world will never be the same again.

Hollow - kindle ebook by Christopher Alan Ott

When I sat down to write Hollow I had several objectives in mind: The book had to be terrifying, capable of giving the reader that pleasurable rush of adrenaline with the simple turn of the page, but it had to be more than just scary, it needed to have an  unpredictable plot, one that would keep the reader guessing chapter after chapter. Most importantly, it had to have a unique premise, a twist at the end that had never been done before in either film or literature.

The main character had to drive the emotion of the reader. He needed an innocence about him; he needed to invoke empathy and yet he had to be emotionally resilient enough to overcome extreme adversity. Jonas Kirchner was penned with this simple premise in mind.

And the supporting characters had to be well-defined too. After all, an extraordinary paranormal event is about to shake the entire town of Black Rock and the repercussions will have a seismic impact on more than just Jonas alone. How will it affect, his friends, his family?  Who will play a role in the final outcome? Who will shrink in the face of fear and who will rise to the challenge? And which characters had a pivotal hand in creating and shaping such a horrific occurrence? What is their story, and how will they play a part in bringing the novel full-circle?

The end result is a novel that I believe will leave the reader wanting more. Don't let the .99c price-tag fool you; you will receive a full-length, fantastic paranormal adventure for that modest investment. The price was set to build my readership and author recognition.

Lastly, I want to thank you, the reader for your time and interest in my work. Without you I would be writing into an abyss.

An Expats Experiences of Living in Turkey - kindle book by Colin Guest

At one time, while my wife and I were running the bar, she was serving two men who at the time were our only customers, while I was acting barman. As she came back to the bar, I noticed she had a big smile on her face. On asking what was so funny, she said, “One of those two men I just served asked how many camels you would accept for me!” I laughed, thinking she was joking, but she said, “No, he was serious.”  I called down to the men “Not less than 25.”  One of the men laughed as he replied, “Sorry, but that’s too much for me.”

Another incident at the bar was when we had a couple come in to celebrate the woman's birthday. As we knew they were coming, we had bought them a cake. After our waiter welcomed them, he came to the bar saying they would like a bottle of Champagne.  When the couple later asked for their bill, I could see there was a problem. On asking the waiter what the problem was, he replied, “They are refusing to pay for the Champagne, they said I had asked if they would like champagne when they first came in.” I thought for a minute then asked the waiter if the couple were regulars. On his saying yes, I said, “OK, although the man s being crafty and knew he was not being offered a free bottle, we will pay for it.” Sometimes one had to think of the long term, and not the short.

On the positive side, if when shopping in the open market, you forgot to take your change, the stall holder would hand it to you, or if you had walked away, would either call out or chase after you to hand it back.

Another incident occurred at work At work, I had made some good friends both in the office and on-site. One was a Turkish colleague named Hussein. I was working in the office one day when he walked in to ask me something. As we were talking, he turned and asked Graham if he had seen me last night.
“No!” Graham replied.
“Why! Don’t you like Mr. Colin?” This seemed quite funny at first. Then the inquisitive look on Hussein’s face changed to one of bristling anger. Although he was only about 5ft 6ins, he suddenly seemed to grow in stature. His eyes flared as he spat out;
“I have a gun, if you don't like Mr. Colin I will shoot you!” Graham like me was quite amused at this statement. His face lit up with a big smile. However, this soon turned to one of shock when he realised Hussein meant what he said. We quickly explained we were good friends, but did not see one another every night. On hearing this, we were relieved when Hussein relaxed and said,
“That’s OK then.”
These are some incidents not mentioned in my book, which I may later include. In general I have loved living in Turkey. One thing is certain, I have never regretted moving from England to live here.

Braving Fate - Kindle ebook by Linsey Hall

“Linsey Hall writes sexy paranormal thrillers that feel like classics in a vivid new voice that gives the entire genre a shot of adrenaline!” Maggie Shayne, NY Times Bestselling Author of TWILIGHT GUARDIANS

Bookish academic Diana Laughton has been having terrible dreams. Dreams of battle, dreams of blood... dreams so vivid she's living them day and night. When demons invade her quiet life, she wonders if she's going mad. Or if perhaps she's remembering a past life she had no idea existed...

Mythean Guardian Cadan Trinovante loved and betrayed Britain's warrior queen Boudica two millennia ago. Now he's tasked with protecting mortals whose lives affect the fate of humanity. His latest assignment is Boudica herself, reincarnated as a woman with no idea of her past or her fated future. Though in the irresistible form of Diana Laughton, it's possible Cadan has once again met his match...

Thrown together in a shadowy world that exists alongside our own, Diana and Cadan must fight not only the demonic forces that want Diana dead, but a past and a passion that have lasted centuries. Their desire could be deadly. But as evil from the underworld unites against them, their only hope could be each other.

How to make a good book cover - book marketing guide #4

A good book cover can be the single most powerful book promotion tool at your disposal. People say 'Do not judge a book by it's cover," but the truth is that everyone does it. A cover is the face of a book, and, like it or not, the very first impression of your book will be always based on the cover.

One of the things working at Goodkindles - promoting a lot of books - has taught us is that ebooks offer great opportunities. Experimenting with covers, changing them etc., used to be simply impossible,  when a publisher had already printed 20,000 copies of a book.  Today, as a self-published author you can and, more importantly, you should experiment with different versions of your cover.

Of course, everyone's taste is different and it is impossible to create an universal piece of art that will be appreciated by everybody - but while creating a cover on your own in Photoshop, Gimp, Adobe Indesign (or some other graphical design software), or while having it made by an artist, you should be aware of some things.

  • Your cover should be easy to look at and sharp in many different sizes and resolutions - on a big tablet screen, 6-inch kindle reader screen, a smartphone, but also in miniature size on Amazon products list.
  • Your cover should not lose its features when converted to a black-and-white version (as it will lose colors on ebook readers).
  • The title should be the single most important area on the cover
  • Do not try to hide or downplay the author's name. A lot of authors have reported an increase in sales when they increased the size of their author's name on the cover. We are not entirely sure if that should be regarded as true, but there is a theory that author's name written in a small font is something done commonly by indie authors,  while big names are just that - big.
  • The main version of the cover should be big, at least as big as the pixel dimensions of the most advanced reading devices - in 2014 it should be at least as big as the Ipad resolution which is 2048-by-1536 pixels.
  • Do not experiment with non-standard proportions. There were publishers who experimented with square, round and horizontal sizes - and all these experiments were failures (the exception is books for kids, which sometimes sell fine with funny shapes and sizes).
  • The colors are completely up to you, but be aware that a universal rule says that the cover should be easily noticeable and stand out. In fact what we recommend is to perform a solid research and experiment with at least two different versions of you cover. Check the best selling books of your genre. Are they mostly done with a blueish background and the title font is Trajan Pro? Then make two versions of your cover, one blue with title in Trajan Pro, the other completely different. Use one for some period of time, then switch to the other. Compare the sales results and decide which one is better.

In the next chapter of our book promotion guide, we will have a short talk about how to write a good book description. And of course do not forget to promote your book by submitting it to our site!

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