From Darkness To Diva - LGBT/Biography & Memoir by Skye High

This book isn't about a drag-queen, but rather, it's a journey of real life experiences which many of us have faced throughout life, written by a gay man who happens to be a drag-queen. It's a story which is relevant in today's society as it resonates with many different people, for many different reasons, regardless of one’s own sexuality. From Darkness to Diva is an inspirational journey, which shows that it is possible to overcome extreme adversity and survive those experiences which seem determined to destroy us.

‘In a world where society dictates ‘right’ from ‘wrong’, a young boy struggles with the pressure of living up to the expectations of others. Desperately seeking acceptance and finding only rejection, he is isolated and on the brink of despair. There seems to be no escape from the years of relentless school-ground bullying and victimization he suffers, which at times, is almost too much to bear. He feels as though his spirit has been crushed, but this young scared boy still harbors a burning desire to break free and be true to himself.

Later in life, a tremendous, gut-wrenching loss would set him on another course, and a journey of true self discovery. Armed with the knowledge of his past experiences, his eyes are opened to a wonderland of pleasures, and through determination and sacrifice, he leaves a life of secrecy and sexual defiance behind him. Discovering the world of drag, he becomes more of a man than he thought we would be, and more of a woman he thought he ever could be. From Darkness To Diva is an empowering tale of overcoming fear and insecurity, with an uplifting message of triumph.



The story that's told is as honest as it is inspiring. People really do need to leave their preconceived ideas and notions at the door. I really enjoyed this book because it not only helped me to understand my own childhood decisions, but now I have a renewed outlook on what's happening in my own children's lives. After reading this book and experiencing what the author had been through, more than ever, I can see how important it is to really be true to yourself. Thank you. ~ Kris Thornton, Reader review

Dearest Daughter - 30 Day Devotional by Jeremy Mark Lane

Ask yourself these three questions:

Do I know who I am?
Do I know my purpose?
Do I walk in freedom?

I hope you'll be honest with yourself as you answer these three questions. And if the answer to any of them is 'No', I hope you'll have enough love and respect for yourself to decide that today is the day that something needs to change. And if you decide that, I hope you'll pick up this book and give God the chance to fight for you. Give Him the chance to fight for your mind, your heart, and your soul.

Discover who you are, step into the purpose you were created for, and claim the life of freedom that is waiting for you. Become the Daughter you were created to be.

Dearest Daughter, along with the companion version for men entitled Dearest Son, are available for Pre-Order now and will be officially released on December 1st, 2015.

The Upside of Iris - An Illustrated Fairytale Book Promotion by Helen Rose

The Upside of Iris - An Illustrated Fairytale Book Promotion by Helen Rose
What does love look like to you?

For young Iris, the whole world looks upside down, and the only person who truly understands and appreciates her perspective is her new friend Charlie, who has his own unique trait: he cannot speak. His silence, her precociousness, and their acceptance of each other make the two a perfect match.

But happiness is fleeting, as Iris’s new stepsisters, skeptical and jealous (as conventional folks often are of those who dare to swim against the tide), manage to drive the two apart. Iris and Charlie are separated for the remainder of childhood.

Grown-up Iris never forgets about Charlie, though, and her love for him influences the charming art gallery she now owns. But despite the visually magical environment she inhabits, Iris finds herself doubting Charlie once again, thanks in no small part to those pesky stepsisters of hers.

Still, before she decides to give up hope altogether, she decides to do one small thing for the other lonely souls around her . . . with wonderful consequences.

The Upside of Iris is an illustrated love story for all ages, and for anyone who has ever felt misunderstood. It is a whimsical, touching reminder that perspective is truly everything, and that a change in perspective can make all the difference in the world.

Dead Girls Don't Blog (Murder Blog Mysteries Book 1) by Pamela Frost Dennis

What would you do if the man who murdered your friend were up for parole?

Dead Girls Don't Blog is a dramedy-mystery and the first book in the Murder Blog Mysteries.
The story is loosely based on a personal experience that put me in a dangerous situation. Through the ensuing years, I often wondered what could have happened ...

Awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion for excellence in independent publishing.

SPHERE OF INFLUENCE - A military thriller by Ashish Dhongde

Sphere of Influence is a military-political thriller.
The near successful attempt on the President of Tajikistan and the civil was that starts immediately thereafter threatens to cut the country into half.

Tajikistan's restive Gorno-Badkhshan province goes into open rebellion, the rebels supported by power hungry bureaucrats in China.

While their President is operated upon in the Indian Military Hospital in Dushanbe, the interim Tajik government reaches out to the EU and the US for help.

But a resurgent Russia will allow no one but itself to send additional troops.

All does not go well however, and the Russian backed air assault to take the critical town of Khorugh fails.

The interim government desperately reaches out to anyone who can help and a traditionally isolationist India decides to support in the face of worsening weather and ominous moves by other nations.

As the GBAO looks lost for the winter, it is up to a heavily outnumbered company of a Mechanized battalion of the Indian Army to hold a critical pass on the M 41 highway, the only link into Khorugh, till reinforcements arrive.

Portraits Of Dread: A Gallery Of Decidely Evil Short Stories by Michael J. Elliott

Promo price 0.99c until 14TH November 2015!

What frightens you? Spiders? Clowns perhaps? Whatever your fear you'll find something to frighten you within this collection.

In MOTHER CALLED TODAY a woman becomes increasingly terrified by phone calls from her demanding mother. Suzie knows why she keeps calling but it's a horrifying secret she cannot share with anyone.

In A GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT we visit a society where the overweight and obese have become social pariahs. It is a world where the government strictly controls their food and medical treatments. Failure to loose after three attempts results in them being sent to a detention camp. Lynda Whittaker has just been sent to one such camp and she is about to discover an evil government secret which shows that they still have one final horrifying use for the overweight.

In THE LITTLE MAN ON TOP OF THE WARDROBE Michael J. Elliott takes us back to our childhood fear of the dark. Four year old James has always been good about going to sleep but lately he becomes convinced there is something living on top of his wardrobe. It's something evil and ancient want's his innocence. Only the family dog, Sally, senses there is something wrong. How will a four year old boy save his soul?

These three stories and nine other frightening tales await you within the pages of Portraits Of Dread. Go're not scared ..are you?

Princess Royale - a sci-fi, young-adult story book promotion by Albert Ruckholdt

Princess Royale - a sci-fi, young-adult story book promotion by Albert Ruckholdt
On a terraformed world in the far future, a high-school student survives a brush with death, and finds himself forced to compete as a girl – a Gun Princess – in a brutal tournament known as the Princess Royale, where the stakes are high and victory is achieved through the barrel of a gun.
A high-school battle gender bender action comedy.

Ditched after class by his best and only friend in favor of a date with a hot girl, Ronin Kassius distracts himself from his woes by enjoying an afternoon of zombie killing at his favorite gaming arcade. But after being ordered home unceremoniously via text message by his elder sister, Ronin witnesses a strange phenomenon sweep through his surroundings, leaving him in a dead and deserted city. There he encounters a doll-like girl in strange armor, and soon experiences his apparent death when his body decays and crumbles away.

Returning to school the following week, Ronin decides it was all a dream, until a strange voice in his head, belonging to an entity calling itself a Maestro, informs him that he died and is now living in a temporary body. To get his original body back, that is being stored for eventual regeneration by his mysterious benefactor, Ronin must fight in the Princess Royale, a brutal spectator sport fought out in Slivers that are copies of his reality serving as arenas.

However he won’t be battling as a man but as a girl, a Gun Princess by the name of Mercedes, and a special existence that can survive in the Slivers without decaying.

With his Maestro nicknamed Jive as a guide, instructor, tormentor, and confidant, Ronin must learn to master Mercedes's body and compete with other Gun Princesses for the title of Gun Queen – or he may never get his real body back.

Queen of the Hollow – a paranormal romance by Jacci DeVera

Sink your teeth into mystical Appalachia, with this paranormal romance, a short read with big cat shifters at a sweet heat level. Readers keep repeating: "A quick read, and a completely unique and interesting take on the romantic paranormal genre."

Calla is a young shifter, the only female within miles of High Lonesome, her small town in southern West Virginia. Her mother has managed to keep her safe from the bounty of mountain lion males in their hills, but now Calla finds herself alone, without a protector, and the moon is full.

Haben is from Costa Rica. He hasn’t been able to get close to Calla since their meeting right around Valentine’s Day a year before. When he shows up at her house, he finds the wounded spit-fire determined for him to keep his distance - despite his instinct to keep her safe.

Calla has to trust an outsider in Haben or fight off every male mountain lion between here and Charleston with just her wits and a shotgun. With sheer numbers against her, the stakes are higher than she knows. And when the fight is over, she has to face the last cat standing as he succumbs to the raging Heat himself.

Cat a Pillar of the New World - A family friendly adventure story by Everett R. Lake

Free Promo 10/30/2015 through 11/2/2015!

If you’re looking for an adventurous escape, this story is for you. Within these pages you’ll journey through the South American jungle along with some of Mother Nature’s own little miracles, and experience situations that are unique and could only happen to the animals and insects that call this place their home.

Chapter one is the first day of Cat’s life, a caterpillar with special abilities that change each time he molts. Each subsequent chapter is a new day. You will discover that the story, as well as Cat, matures rapidly after the first few pages.

His wondrous exploits begin early in the story and become more thrilling as it progresses. Even on his first day of life he helps to fend-off a ravenous horde of carnivorous ants to save his newest ant friends’ colony. So, don’t let the mild beginnings lull you into a false sense of safety; the dangers in the jungle are many, and Cat must face each one with quick thinking and a courageous heart.
For those of you who might need more to whet your appetite, I've included the following.

I’ve kept this synopsis short, so as not to list any major spoilers. The following is just a taste of what’s in store for the courageous readers that dare to enter the deep ancient South American jungle with Cat. For those of you who really enjoy the surprises of a new story, you may want to stop reading this synopsis here, and continue straight to the book. For all others, please read on.

Cat’s special abilities include: toxins on his skin to dissuade any mouths wanting to eat him; he can glow a dim or bright yellow to light his way through the darkness; he can direct his light into a beam, like a flashlight; and he can pulse an ultra-bright light to temporarily blind any attacker. He can also use his silk to: swing from bush to bush; weave out a paraglider; bandage a wounded dire wolf; weave out a siphoning hose; weave out a tent to protect himself and his friends from would be assassin flies; create a sticky ground barrier to help defend his friends ant colony, and many more useful little tricks.

Cat makes lots of new friends in his jungle adventures. Adem, Anet and Tina are his leaf cutter ant friends. He spends lots of time with them exploring the rainforest and encountering the dangers of jungle life.

Some of his other friends include: a pack of ancient dire wolves; some golden lion tamarin monkeys; a flock of rainbow macaws; a trio of frogs; a salamander; and an earthworm with an Aussie accent.
The villains are: a saber toothed tiger; a jaguar; a hawk; a couple of harpy eagles; an anteater; a predator fish; a tarantula; a swarm of phorid flies; carnivorous ants, and what maybe invading humans, just to name a few of the baddies that they cross paths with.

Some of their adventures include: rafting a creek; paragliding; flying on the back of a macaw; running from flood waters; exploring a cave system and discovering natural crystalline formations; exploring ancient aztec/mayan ruins; and discovering what might be ancient treasure glittering at the bottom of a pit.

You will not be disappointed if you choose to venture into the heart pounding pages of Cat’s adventures, where every new day is a mystery just waiting for you.
Now, on to the adventure!

Thank you for reading!
Everett R. Lake

P.S. If you enjoy reading this book, please consider posting a review on Amazon. It would be a tremendous help to me in my efforts to continue Cat's adventures. Book two is already in the works and we'll need any support you can give.

Starting Block - Erotica & Suspense Book Marketing by McKenzi Lake

Starting Block - Erotica & Suspense Book Marketing by McKenzi Lake
Get ready to dive into a 5-star page turner that combines erotica with suspense!

McKenzi Lake draws readers into a story of unforgettable love, with a plot full of hot scenes, danger and intrigue.

C.J. Brooks is used to being in control of her life, but the last year has tested her resolve through a tragic accident and the loss of her father. Now she’s tethered to a job in finance that she doesn’t want, unable to attain her dream career.  Just when life is beginning to make sense again, Trey Colton comes crashing into her life. Now she has a chance to have the life she's always wanted with the man who can give her everything. 

  Trey Colton has secrets.  Secrets he keeps locked deep inside.  But he always gets what he wants – and what he wants most is C.J. The  problem is he made a promise to his best friend that he'll have to break in order to have her and keep her safe.   As Trey and C.J.’s secrets collide, only time will tell if they will survive.

Dive in to the perfect blend of take-me now sex and heart-pounding suspense that will keep you obsessed and guessing until the very end!  
You'll enjoy every stroke!

Check out the Amazon Five-Star Reviews

Get ready to dive into a 5-star page turner!
By Veronica Kralick on October 1, 2015

Both myself and a colleague of mine read this newly released book. New author McKenzi Lake is brilliant! She scored majorly with her first was steamy, erotic, dramatic, suspenseful, emotional...all rolled into a superb read! Every turn of the page you were holding your breath wondering what's next. With each new twist there was a surprising thrill! You can feel Lake's passion in each of the characters she created - from main characters Trey and C.J. to the various supporting characters. Starting Block did not disappoint. Highly recommended!

Excellent book! OMG
By Arizona on October 1, 2015
Excellent book! OMG ... Hot! Very well-written; it combines suspense, mystery, love, erotica. You will not want to put this book down once you start reading it!! It will keep you guessing until the very end.

What a terrific read!
By jennifer on October 1, 2015

What a terrific read!! The characters are smart, funny, sexy and relatable. The story develops quickly and keeps you entertained throughout! Looking forward to the next book from McKenzi Lake! 

Titan Lost - a science fiction novel by Colin Kortekaas

FREE October 29, 30, and 31st!

The year is 2127. A satellite orbiting Jupiter's moon Io has intercepted an alarming message transmitted from a methane mining colony based upon Titan, the largest of Saturn's 62 moons. For reasons unknown, communication has since been severed with the interplanetary-fuel-producing colony. Mack (a contracted problem solver) has just awoken from a three year trek across our solar system, on an imperative mission to...well, solve a problem.

The slow-burning methane fuel produced on Titan is vital for the mining of distant asteroids to acquire their precious resources, which a war ravaged, Ocean consumed, Earth, has become desperately depleted of.

Upon arrival of the desolate moon, Mack soon learns that something has been uncovered, under the moon's abysmal liquid-methane lake, that will change humanity forever, and finally answer the age old question; are we alone in the universe?

ALL OF ME - a romance by Kelly Moran

"Fun, emotional & totally engaging!" CARLA NEGGERS, NY Times Bestselling Author

For ten months, bestselling novelist Alec Winston hasn't been able to type a single word, and he's coming dangerously close to breaching his publishing contract. An invitation from his brother to spend the summer in Wilmington Beach might be just the thing to blast through his writer's block. Yet Alec discovers more than a spark of inspiration on the sunny sands. He meets an amber-eyed muse who makes him think about much more than books . . .

Faith Armstrong has finally gathered the courage to leave her past behind and accepted a job as a private tutor, hoping for a fresh start on the North Carolina coast. This is the home she's always longed for--not just a place, but a state of mind. She's felt invisible her whole life, so the host of new friends and the attention of a sexy author have her head spinning.

But Alec has a secret that could prove this isn't the life Faith dreamed of after all . . .

"Moran skillfully sustains inner tension and breathes life into an appealing story!" Publishers Weekly

EXPOSURE - an erotic romance by Kelly Moran

ONLY 99 cents!

The greatest pleasure comes from losing control...

Noah Caldwell has spent ten years biding his time for the chance to tell his best friend Raven Crowne the truth. He wants her. With the threat that brought him to her in the first place finally behind him, they begin a hot affair he's only dreamt about. And reality is far better than fantasy. Yet beautiful Raven has her own dark history, one he's trying desperately to release from her. But as their passion deepens and turns into more, his past rises up from the shadows to claim one last victim...and Noah could lose the only person he can't live without.

"A sexy, emotional romance that tears up the pages." 
~KIM KARR, New York Times Bestselling Author
*Stand alone novel with a HEA*

THE WAY KNIGHT - a dark fantasy by Alexander Wallis

I am a social educator, working with young people considered 'troubled'. I wrote The Way Knight to provoke people. To recall the innocence of having questions instead of opinions. To take stock of all the moral compromises we make. To re-experience the tension of not-knowing instead of knowing.


Daimonia Vornir is a wild and impulsive girl, who fears she is unlovable. When corrupt politicians execute her brother, she travels to find her mother — the famous hero who abandoned her years before. To survive the treacherous journey, she hires the Way Knight — a travelling warrior sworn to protect anyone who pays his fee, no matter how dangerous the journey, or hopeless their cause. Together they will chance the battle-torn coast, pursued by the champion of the Secret God. THE WAY KNIGHT is the terrifying tale of a girl’s journey from child, to woman, to goddess. It is a provocative story that will challenge everything you believe.

Apparition Atlas: The Ghost Hunter's Travel Guide to Haunted America paranormal book advertising by Mark Donnelly & Daniel Diehl

Apparition Atlas: The Ghost Hunter's Travel Guide to Haunted America paranormal book advertising by Mark Donnelly & Daniel Diehl
Apparition Atlas: The Ghost Hunter's Travel Guide to Haunted America is the essential companion for amateur ghost hunters and those seeking close encounters with manifestations from the afterlife.

This book provides seekers of truth with definitive information on more than 200 publicly accessible, verified haunted locations in all fifty states.

Introductory material discusses different types of apparitions and instructs novice ghost hunters on how to search for things that go bump in the night.

Sometimes the spirits of the dead manifest themselves by slamming doors or through blood chilling screams; other times they come as glowing orbs that float through walls, and occasionally they appear in their full human form - semi-transparent and terrifyingly real.

Each of the more than 200 entries in this book is given two full pages that include a history of the building as well as the type, nature and frequency of spectral occurrences.  Full contact information, including websites, is given for each property including a unique 'Fear Factor' rating advising visitors how terrifying their encounters with the dead are likely to be.

Apparition Atlas takes you on a coast-to-coast journey to places where close encounters with the departed occur with frightening regularity.

Touching Spirits - action adventure book promotion by Kevin R. Hill

Touching Spirits - action adventure book promotion by Kevin R. Hill
A cop tries to escape the violence of his past by moving to a Caribbean beach town and opening a food cart. Living in an abandoned house with a frog residing in the toilet tank, Cody learns of love with the beautiful Clarissa.  As his food cart business blooms, a Mayan text is stolen and Sergeant Cody Brannon is pushed to investigate as bodies turn up around his village. Suddenly strange old Mayas follow him and sit in the weeds outside his house at night. And when men from his past arrive looking for revenge, Cody has to choose between his past and present, love and violence.

I used this village on the Caribbean as a setting because I lived there and love it. I wanted to share with readers the joy I found in this once tiny village, where couples stroll with toddlers around the square, and the ‘clap- clap man’ delivers pastry on an adult size tricycle, and sits before houses and claps to announce his presence. Children buy cola from the tin roof market and the owner pours the contents into plastic bags and the children drink the contents with a straw to avoid the bottle deposit.

Because I witnessed the devastation of hurricane Gilbert, I threw that experience into the mix, described how it washed out the local graveyard and skulls and bones were found among the wreckage. What a lesson it was to hear how my Mayan and Mexican friends were able to pack up in half an hour and flee into the jungle towns for protection, and return to a destroyed house or business, only to laugh at life and start again. Mixed with the suspense are many laughable stories of being a gringo in Yucatan.  I hope you love the village I as do. Kevin R. Hill

Swords and Shields - A historical romance by Kathryn Le Veque

1301 A.D. - Following the great quest north with Cortez de Bretagne (THE QUESTING), de Bretagne's knight, Sir Drake de Winter, returns home to the great de Winter empire in Norfolk but it is not the safe and wonderful haven he remembers. Family unrest causes him to flee to London and into the service of the elderly King Edward I, a personal friend of Drake's father. In Edward's service, Drake finds himself in Scotland as a major player in the Siege of Caerlaverock Castle. In a moment of pure luck, he saves the king from great injury and in thanks, Edward gifts Drake with an heiress for a wife.

But it is not the happy circumstance most men would see it as. Drake, a confirmed bachelor, cannot refuse the gift of a wife and is therefore forced to wed Lady Elisaveta du Reims, daughter of the last Earl of East Anglia. Beautiful and intelligent, Elisaveta is English by birth, yet of Scots and French blood, making her very much an enemy of England during these turbulent times. Although Drake is polite to her, he does not trust her. He does not want her. However, he cannot resist the feelings she stirs within him but his instincts tell him to beware.

His instincts are correct; Elisaveta is not as she seems. Her heart belongs to France and to Scotland, but with the introduction of a new husband, her loyalties are torn. She, too, cannot resist the feelings the powerful young knight stirs within her.

Join Drake and Elisaveta on this unforgettable and passionate adventure.

Biographical Sketches of New York's First 21 Governors - Nonfiction/History by Todd Elzey

New York State's first 21 Governors had a profound impact on the development and growth of the State and Country from 1777-1864. The stories of their extraordinary lives show how the State of New York, and the United States developed from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War. "Biographical Sketches of New York's First 21 Governors" presents the lives of these men in short sketches of approximately 1,000-3,000 words each. Whether you are a student taking a History or Social Studies class, or are simply interested in New York or U.S. History, you will almost certainly learn something new about New York's first 21 Governors, the State of New York's History, or the early history of the United States from reading this book. Perhaps it will be the story of one New York Governor who led troops into battle while serving as Governor.  Or perhaps it will be the story of a New York Governor who defied the South to protect escaped slaves and those who helped them escape.  Or perhaps it will be the stories of the Governors who ensured the completion of the Erie Canal. Or perhaps it will be the story of the Governor who many believe contributed to a major riot in New York City during the Civil War. These are but a few of the many historical discoveries that await in "Biographical Sketches of New York's First 21 Governors", so perhaps your discovery will be something entirely different.

THE RUIN OF GABRIEL ASHLEIGH - a m/m romance by K. J. Charles

Passion is on the cards for two reckless rogues as K. J. Charles ups the ante in her Society of Gentlemen series with a sizzling eBook short story.

The youngest son and the blackest sheep in his family, Lord Gabriel Ashleigh never imagined he could sink so low. Though he’s a notoriously bad gambler, he takes on the formidable but strangely alluring Francis Webster, only to lose everything: all his money, the lovely estate he inherited from his aunt, and any hope of future happiness. So it’s a shock when Webster summons him to a private game for a chance to win back his possessions. The stake? If he fails, Ash must surrender his body.

Francis has been waiting years for this moment. At Eton, Ash’s elder brother harassed him relentlessly. Now, consumed by lust and rage, Francis is only too happy to exploit Ash’s foolish indiscretions. But as Francis strips the magnificently built youth—first of his family assets, then his clothes—he begins to wonder whether he’s been plotting revenge . . . or exquisite seduction.

Free to be Me - Christian Inspirational Read by Pastor Joey Bauer

Get it for free 28.10.2015!

Do you feel like being you isn't good enough? Do you think that you have to be somebody different to achieve happiness? Maybe you feel like you just don't add up or you don't matter?

If ANY of these areas apply then, YOU NEED THIS BOOK! "Free to be Me" is a great book on the topic of Individuality. It talks about how God has made you different than anybody else, and how you please God just by being true to who you really are. Maybe you like to do things different than most, God still loves you! Maybe you look, act and talk different than anybody else, God still loves you! You were meant to always be yourself and to be happy with who you are. This is the key to Christian Freedom!

Your Christian Identity is important, because we were not all meant to be the same, so your Christian Individuality has meaning. Be you because being you will be an inspiration to many. This short, seven day Christian devotional will help you understand how you being you is what God meant for you to do. This Christian Devotional can also be used in Christian counseling as well, especially when one in Christian Counseling is having trouble with their self esteem or where they fit in this great big world. Don't take my word for it! Read it for yourself! You'll love it!

Don't conform, just be content. This book will help you realize how special you are and how the personality and life you live, is all part of Gods plan in doing great things! If you are FREE TO BE YOU, than you are Pleasing God!

Alphas Unwrapped - Paranormal Romance book collection promotion - Colleen Gleason and others

Alphas Unwrapped - Paranormal Romance book collection promotion - Colleen Gleason and others
With a dozen New York Times bestsellers you can guarantee our alphas are HOT! Our heroines are sassy! These ALL NEW stories are guaranteed to heat up your holidays!

Mischief Under the Mistletoe - Holiday Romance

Are you ready for some Holiday MISCHIEF? We are! You can unwrap 19 hotties this holiday season for only 99 Cents! What are you waiting for? Make your holidays mischievous!

Pearls by Mel Taylor

Just a matter of hours. That's all Brent Solar needed. Just hours to kill until the meeting of his life. A meeting that will make him rich. Everything he needs is in the briefcase at his feet. A meeting with the Pearls will change all that.

The result: a run from danger, leaving a trail of murder that won't stop until private investigator Frank Tower steps in to help. Join the chase. Meet the Pearls.

Heart of the Highlands: The Beast - a Historical Romance by April Holthaus

A historical romance filled with adventure, intrigue, passion, and unexpected twists. Check out the new series: Protectors of the Crown starting with book one: Heart of the Highlands: The Beast.

In a divided world between politics and religion, the young King James V faces the threat of his own people rebelling against him. As civil war breaks out among the Highland clans, James recruits a secret group of warriors for protection. He calls them the Protectors of the Crown.

Laird Ian MacKay, leader of the king's protectors, has one mission; to hunt down one of the most dangerous men in the Highlands. But when Keira, the daughter of an enemy, enters his life it's his heart that becomes captured instead.

During her travels to a new home, Keira's carriage is attacked and she is taken hostage by a ruthless man. Caught in the middle of a war that she does not understand, will Keira's secrets be safe, or will she succumb to the Highland Beast who now threatens to capture her heart?

BEARING IT ALL - a bear-shifter romance by Vonnie Davis

“Bearing It All digs its claws into you and never lets go. This is an outstanding, magical romance!”Stacey Kennedy,  bestselling author of the Club Sin series

A Scottish hunter and a French secret agent find themselves on a collision course with danger—and irresistible desire—in Vonnie Davis’s new bear-shifting Highlander novel.

In the pine-dense mountains of the Scottish Highlands, shape-shifter Ronan Matheson is running free when a desperate woman parachutes out of the sky, directly onto his furry, powerful chest. Instead of clawing her to death, Ronan’s inner bear longs to keep her safe. Once he’s back in human form, Ronan is amused by the mysterious beauty’s fearless attitude—and tempted by her expertly toned physique

French intelligence agent Anisa Brosseau never imagined she’d be on the CIA’s bad side—until she’s framed for treason and forced to flee in a stolen drone. Hiding out in a remote cabin, Anisa just needs time to clear her name. What she doesn’t need is a brooding, muscle-bound Scot in a skimpy kilt. But when Anisa’s enemies come knocking on his door, Ronan calls on a secret weapon to protect his turf and the bonny lass he’s come to love.

Stormer’s Pass - a coming of age adventure by Benjamin Laskin

Free - Oct. 27th - 29th!

If you can’t wait for a hero, you must become one.

Star high school quarterback Max Stormer is one season away from scholarships and fame when an extraordinary girl named Aidos strolls out of the surrounding hills of his small mountain town and punts all his plans.

Aidos’ jaw-dropping abilities and enchanting spirit awaken in Max potential he never knew he possessed, but when she mysteriously disappears, a trail of death, sabotage, and intrigue makes Max the target of an all-out manhunt, and America’s most reluctant rebel. To set things straight, Max must find within himself a grit and determination greater than he ever needed to demonstrate on any playing field.

Be he maverick or hero, outlaw or champion, Max is now captain of something much bigger than a football team.

An enthralling adventure about two peoples’ uncommon faith in each other, their friends, and in the magic of courage.

A Cowgirl's Christmas by C. J. Carmichael

For years Callan Carrigan has been her father's right hand man, so when her dad's will names city slicker Court McAllister the new owner of The Circle C Ranch, Callan feels betrayed on every level.

That feeling only gets worse when Callan and her sisters find their mother's diaries, hidden from them by their father since their mother's accidental death 18 years ago. The shocking revelations explain a lot. Reeling, Callan seeks refuge in the local saloon, where it seems no one can reach her, until Court offers her a challenge.

If she agrees to be foreman at the Circle C for one year, he'll deed the ranch back to her and her sisters. The deal seems too sweet at first--until Callan realizes Court has his eyes on something she protects even more than her family's land--her heart.

If you enjoy clean, romantic stories with small-town values and emotionally layered characters you will love the Carrigans of the Circle C Ranch.

FASHION GOES TO THE DOGS - a Kate Killoy Mystery by Peggy Gaffney

Suspense for the dog lover is what Fashion Goes to the Dogs creates in this first book of the Kate Killoy Mystery series.

It’s February in New York City and the dog show is taking over Manhattan. To the beautiful twenty-four year old fashion designer Kate, that means she’ll be having the first ever show of her knitwear designs to be worn by dog fanciers. And, as a breeder and handler, she’ll be getting ready to take her grand-champion Samoyed and a friend’s German Shepherd into the ring.

Unfortunately, when a case of mistaken identity and international intrigue threatens Kate’s life, she suddenly finds that the humor of organizing her friends and their dogs to strut the runway gives way to the terror of running from murderers.

Into this chaos steps tall, handsome Harry Foyle who, with his love of period clothes, has the look of a Lord Peter Wimsey but the style that’s more Indiana Jones. A former math geek for the FBI, Harry must go undercover to keep this sassy dog nut alive. Skilled in solving problems using his brain or his gun, he discovers that protecting Kate is an equation whose solution may lead to the unexpected variable—love.

When creating the characters and settings of the Kate Killoy mysteries, author Peggy Gaffney is at home in this world. She brings more than forty years experience as a breeder and handler of champion Samoyed dogs as well as twenty years as a designer of her ‘Kanine Knits’ to be worn by dog lovers.

The Son of Nepal - A spiritual fantasy by J.J.Sylvester

In 1460 Nepal, A young man troubled by his fiancĂ©’s blindness embarks on a journey across China to find the mysterious Great Spirit that has the power to restore her sight. Traveling across the infinite plains of the Gobi desert he learns that the Great Spirit is not who he appears to be.

The Son of Nepal is a story of the love between a young man and woman in its utmost form. A story that draws on the ideas of heavenly matchmaking, purpose and the plan of destiny. The book reveals the spirit world of the, Everplanes, where powerful spirits and climb to godhood and pull the reins of man through the ages. It is the first book of the series called, The sons of Thunder.

Highball Exit - a thriller book promotion by Phyllis Smallman

Highball Exit - a thriller book promotion by Phyllis Smallman
Reading a Sherri Travis novel, by Phyllis Smallman, is like sitting down at a bar for a drink with an old friend and knowing the beer is going to be cold, the peanuts fresh, and the stories spicy!

Sherri can stir up trouble with the skill of any good bartender and Highball Exit is no exception. Only this time, trouble almost gets the best of her. Sherri's pizzazz for fun and adventure fizzles when faced with insurmountable personal danger, financial ruin, and a tottering romance.

This book is a little darker, and more intense than others in this series. Scenes of Sherri, alone in the dark in a remote beach house, are not for late night reading unless you like looking over your shoulder. Highball Exit has a twisting, satisfying plot with an ending that finds Sherri naked on the beach.... her tormenter closing ground.... I'm not going to tell you the shocking finale but I think you'll find justice clearly served.

PARTS - A comedy horror novel by Chris Hayward

Welcome to the odd world of Abner Rondings, a lonely man who is convinced his rather awful life will be made a whole lot better by one thing – love. But finding a partner is a tricky task for Abner. He's not exactly charming, he has bleak outlook on life, and his job at a slaughterhouse means he often finds bits of meat in his hair.

Determined to find love, especially the nudity that comes along with it, Abner signs up to a dating agency and his world suddenly turns into a terrifying nightmare. He meets a woman, but it's a woman who turns out to be a witch with only one thing on her mind; and it's not love.

Parts is a comedy horror, both amusing and terrifying, from British writer Chris Hayward, and is one of the few books to include witchcraft, loneliness and a dog walking on two legs. Step into the strange world of Abner and find out for yourself.

Rupert The Very Naughty Elephant - Children's book by Laura Brigger

Rupert is a very naughty elephant. He doesn't want to get out of bed, do his chores, or eat his breakfast. He's even naughty at school! One day a new girl comes to school and she is very naughty. But is she naughtier than Rupert? When Rupert sees her behavior, he doesn't like it. And when he realizes how naughty he has been acting, he decides to choose better behavior.

Lei: A wreath for your soul by Somali K Chakrabarti

Free 23rd Oct - 25th Oct, 2015!

The book ‘Lei’ is a series of short/ micro poems that are inspired by nature and reflect on life.

The word ‘lei’ refers to a garland or a wreath in Hawaiian language.In Hawaii, visitors, on arrival, are greeted with a warm ‘aloha’ and adorned with beautiful, fresh ‘lei’ as a symbol of affection. The word 'lei'also means flower in Manipuri language, which is spoken in Manipur, a state in north eastern India.

Each poem, in the book is like a fragrant flower, meant to celebrate life, generate positivism, soothe, inspire, nourish and rejuvenate the Soul.

The book is composed of four sections: Nature, Life, Inspiration and Illusion. Most of the short poems are written following the Japanese style of micro-poetry (a Haiku or a Tanka).

The poems are layered and imaginative, very short and simple to read, and yet convey a deeper meaning every time you read them.

Many of the poems draw a simile between a natural phenomenon and situations that we face in life. Some of these poems are inspirational in nature and some encourage introspection. Some of the poems evince an interest in the mind of the reader about a unique phenomenon, place or a cultural practice.

The book will help you recharge your mind and spirit.

Old Growth & Ivy - a Romantic Suspense Novel by Jayne Menard

Free ebook on Amazon 10/22-26/2015!

Join veteran FBI agent Steve Nielsen as he pursues the alluring Ivy Littleton and solves his final cases.

FBI agent extraordinaire, Steve Nielsen, begins his journey to expand beyond his dedication to his career and become the fuller man he desires to be. He has never left a case unsolved and never missed bringing the perpetrators to justice. He is tough and his standards are high, although even after over 35 years with the Bureau he maintains an aura of idealism that has earned him the moniker of "the boy scout." In the last five years, he has taken himself from an empty man with only his career to ready for the journey he has sought, prepared for and dreamed of.

Working on what are to become his last cases -- a child prostitution ring and a drug trafficking enterprise -- he meets the alluring career executive, Ivy Littleton while seeking leads on money laundering transactions. While they get started in a confrontational manner, Ivy quickly realizes that even though Steve may be brash and demanding, his goals are to be admired. As their lives come together, Ivy witnesses the danger and challenges of Steve's world and becomes drawn into helping him and his team of three dedicated agents to chase down the perps, finding herself and Steve in deadly situations.

A-Wolf - a young adult science fiction/superhero adventure book marketing by Ben Lees

A-Wolf - a young adult science fiction/superhero adventure book marketing by Ben Lees
Meteorites have rained from the sky.  Major world cities are in chaos.  Thousands are dead.  A sinister force is attempting to blackmail the world.

Scenes of destruction are all across the world’s media and yet it still all seems a world away from young Alex Wolfe quietly enjoying his summer holidays.  That is until a bizarre and unexpected event sweeps him up and drops him right into the centre of events.

Suddenly transported from his home in the country Alex finds himself plunged into the heart of a massive secret that is now endangering the entire world.  Sinister “Approximations” stalk the streets of a chaotic New York and all Alex has to help him are a girl called Star and her secretive friends, including the mysterious and unseen “Blue”.  Oh, and a suit packed with super-advanced alien technology – if Alex can only work out how to use it in time for it to help save his life...

From Scotland to New York and far, far beyond, A-Wolf is an action-adventure story about one boy and a day that will change his life forever.  From skyscraper battles to lunch at the bottom of the East River, it’s going to be a wild ride!

Still Standing After All the Tears - A self-help book by Valerie Silveira

$0.99 on Amazon from 10/23-10/27

In 2004, Valerie Silveira's 18-year-old daughter was shot by her ex-boyfriend. Over the next decade, Jordan's life spun further out of control and, as a result, Valerie's plunged into darkness. She would face the heartbreaking reality that her daughter is a heroin addict, and the painful truth that she is powerless to save Jordan from her Drug Addiction Beast.

Are you living with a Beast? They come in all shapes and sizes. Some arrive because of an alcoholic or addict in the family, abuse, abandonment, an accident or illness, loss, perfectionism, or something else. Many are a combination of two or more. A Beast is that situation, person, attitude, or circumstance that has left you lost, defeated, frustrated, angry, hopeless and helpless, or living in paralyzing fear. Our Beasts remind us of the past, keep us from living in the present, and fearful of the future.

Beginning three years prior to the shooting, Valerie stepped onto what she calls the Roller Coaster from Hell. Her Codependent Enabler Beast rode it with her, but it would take Valerie nearly thirteen years to acknowledge the Beast that was slowly taking over her life.

With a heart shattered into a million pieces, a broken family, health issues, financial hardship and depression, Valerie was giving up the hope of ever being happy again. Still Standing After All the Tears takes you on a journey through the agony and hopelessness of losing a child over and over again to drug addiction. Valerie shares her very painful and journey to battle her own two-headed Codependency Enabler Beast. This book will give hope to anyone living with any kind of Beast - that you too have what it takes to stand up and fight.

She discovered the Nine Actions to Battle Your Beast that are helping countless others to stand up and fight; to put the pieces back together after all hell breaks loose.
Nine Actions to Battle Your Beast

1. Decide to Stand Up & Fight

2. Get On Your Spiritual Armor

3. Put On Your Oxygen Mask

4. Build Your Circle of Strength

5. Change Your Attitude

6. Adjust Your Focus

7. Stop Being a Control Freak

8. Stand On Your Story

9. Make Meaning From the Madness

Valerie has an incredibly relatable style and her sense of humor shows through the pain. This book is important not only for families of addicts or domestic abuse victims, but also for anyone struggling to move through or past a serious life situation. The Nine Actions to Battle Your Beast are the very actions that Valerie still uses today and that are helping others to stand up and reclaim their lives.

If you are a mother of an addict or have a family member or loved one who is an addict, this book is for you. If your Beast has nothing to do with addiction, this book is still for you. No matter what Beast you have been living with, the Nine Actions to Battle Your Beast could mean the difference between living and really living.

Banished, Middle Grade Adventure by Christy Monson

Free 11/20/2015 - 11.22/2015

Dre has waited twelve summers to become a man, but during his ceremony the chief banishes his uncle, his mother, and even Dre himself. Thrust into the desert, he struggles to protect himself and his mother from his drug-addicted uncle—and certain death in the barren land.

With only a golden eagle to guide him, Dre struggles to find a source of food and water. Abuse from his uncle and trouble with a neighboring clan could destroy his chance for survival and keep him from finding his place in the world.  Dre must learn what real manhood is if he hopes to survive in the harsh environment.

Praise for Banished

"Monson well deserves the title of storyteller, for she has truly captured the music echoing
from Hopi tradition and culture." Marilyn Brown Award

Utah Valley University Marilyn Brown Award, 1st Place Winner

Utah Arts Council, 2nd Place Winner

Aerisia: Land Beyond the Sunset - fantasy book promotion by Sarah Ashwood

Aerisia: Land Beyond the Sunset - fantasy book promotion by Sarah Ashwood
The mystery of other worlds is not one Hannah Winters ever thought she’d solve. However, the day she spots a brown-robed stranger with a magical staff in a neighbor’s field is the day she also discovers Aerisia, a magical land beyond Earth’s sunset.

Here in Aerisia, Hannah is believed to be the Artan, a legendary heroine prophesied to deliver Aerisia from the Dark Powers. Plenty of people, including the Simathe, a race of immortal warriors, and the Moonkind, people of the Moon, are willing to help her discover her true identity, but Hannah’s just an ordinary girl from Earth. She doesn't have any latent magical abilities and she’s not the Artan. However, her allies aren't seeing it that way. Neither are her enemies. In fact, Hannah’s life is in jeopardy nearly from the moment she arrives in Aerisia. And becoming the Artan may be the only way to survive…

The Beast by A. R. Davis

Beauty and the Beast with no magic, a castle, or a prince, but has monsters that act like monsters. It focuses on relationships and how they begin and end in devastating ways.

The citizens of Leola live in fear of the dense, dark forest that borders their town. Men disappear into the brush or are found dismembered as if they were attacked by a rabid Beast. But fear of a different kind also breeds in the citizens of Leola.

For Valerie Mason, starvation is worse than potentially disappearing. With her former guardsman father drowning his troubles in spirits, it’s up to Valerie to keep them afloat by any means necessary…even if it means breaking the law.

Young Aubrey, the future Lord of Leola, fears that once he dies, the pages of his personal history will be left blank. When he hears of the dangers threatening his town, he knows the only way ensure that he lives on in the memory of his people is to venture into the forest and defend it himself…even if it might cost him his life.

Valerie and Young Aubrey must each breach the veil of trees again and again on their own quests. Will Valerie or Young Aubrey emerge victorious, or will they fall victim to their own demons and The Beast?

A Montana Born Christmas - 8 book boxed set by Jane Porter, Megan Crane, C. J. Carmichael, Katherine Garbera, Roxanne Snopek, Melissa McClone, Dani Collins and Alissa Callen

Ready to sneak a kiss under the mistletoe with a hot cowboy? Spend a white Christmas in Marietta, Montana with eight heartwarming, contemporary romances. This limited edition collection features sweet and sexy holiday stories from bestselling and award-winning authors-- all for less than a dollar!

Christmas at Copper Mountain by Jane Porter 
Life has been tough at Copper Mountain Ranch and widower Brock Sheenan's kids have never had a proper Christmas. His new housekeeper, Harley Diekerhoff, is determined to change that--but she doesn't count on falling in love with her taciturn boss.

Come Home for Christmas, Cowboy by Megan Crane 
Christina Grey Cooper has finally given up on her marriage and returned home to Marietta to lick her wounds. But Dare can’t let the love of his life go, even if what’s standing in the way of a true holiday miracle is himself… Can the magic of a White Christmas in Montana help him save what he’s nearly lost forever?

A Cowgirl's Christmas by CJ Carmichael 
Betrayed by her father, Callan Carrigan has to decide what matters most to her. Fighting Court McAllister to get back the family ranch, or giving Court what he really wants—her heart.

A Cowboy for Christmas by Katherine Garbera
Back in Marietta, disgraced, the last person Annie Pruhomme wants to see is hunky Carson Scott. Does he hold a grudge, and why does he still look so hot?

Mistletoe Wedding by Melissa McClone 
An instant family isn't on ranch foreman Tyler Murphy's Christmas list, but event planner Meg Redstone's kisses are. Getting her under the mistletoe, however, is going to take a miracle...or help from Santa.

A Sweet Montana Christmas by Roxanne Snopek 
A marriage in jeopardy, a decrepit honey farm and an unexpected birth on a dark, snowy night. All they need to rediscover their love is a Christmas miracle.

Blame the Mistletoe by Dani Collins 
Commiseration over being alone for the holidays turns to a holiday fling, making Liz Flowers think Blake Canon is giving her the Best Christmas Ever. But when family secrets are revealed and their children arrive home early, will they be able to keep the season bright?

Her Mistletoe Cowboy by Alissa Callen 
Ivy Bishop plans to spend Christmas holed up on an isolated Montana ranch far from the city and her ex-fiancĂ©. But the more time she spends with the workaholic cowboy next door the more she realizes her heart isn’t actually broken – yet.

Chuck Bobcat's Adventure List – a children's picture book by C.A. Guthrie

A story about following dreams, setting goals, and taking action to make dreams come true.

When Chuck Bobcat realized he was spending all of his time watching other people follow their dreams, he decided to do something to change it. Chuck wrote a list of a lot of the things that he wanted to do, and called it his “Adventure List”. Some goals on the list were big, and some were smaller goals, but he was determined to accomplish them all.

Chuck Bobcat and his two best friends, Loop Rabbit and Dooley Bear set out to do everything on the list. He visited the penguins in Antarctica, took a helicopter ride, hiked the Grand Canyon, entered a bicycle race for charity, and floated in a hot air balloon, just to name a few.

Children love the bright, colorful images and characters in this ebook. They really like the character called Bomba Deer that appears to “photo-bomb” many of the scenes with a huge, toothy grin.

They will follow along with Chuck as he learns the importance of following his dreams and taking action. He also notices the importance of the small things in life as well as his friends.

This little picture ebook is a short, easy read with a little less than 1000 words on 19 wide pages, so it won't be hard to read through before bed or anytime.

Movie Star - a thriller by Iain McLaughlin

Set in Los Angeles during a heatwave, Movie Star is a dark noir following the investigation into the murder and mutilation of a porn star. She came to LA to be an actress. Instead she’s the case that could wind up destroying Detective Jim Munro’s career. His attraction to Alexa, the victim’s closest friend, could wind up costing him his life.

I have always enjoyed noir as a reader and writing this novel was one of the most satisfying experiences of my career. It’s a genre which lets the writer really dig into the darker and more fascinating aspects of human nature. That darkness offers a satisfying backdrop for the brighter hints of our nature. It’s a wonderful genre to write in, letting a writer tell a story with immediacy and real emotional depth as well as fitting in a solid thriller.

A review from

Graphic yet emotional

Some very graphic scenes, but seen through the eyes of a cop who still has a soft centre, authentic emotions and a strong sense of right and wrong run through this gripping novella. The characters - good, repellent and those somewhere in between - are brought vividly to life and there are some clever touches, like the clue from the soundless film clip! The conclusion came as quite a surprise, too. Would be interested to read more by this author.

THE KILL BOX - a thriller by Nichole Christoff

In an intense thriller that’s perfect for fans of Lee Child or Lisa Gardner, security specialist and PI Jamie Sinclair tackles a cold case that could cost her the one person who means the most to her.

Hardworking Jamie Sinclair can’t wait for the weekend. She plans to be off the clock and on the road to wine country with handsome military police officer Adam Barrett. But when a strung-out soldier takes an innocent woman hostage and forces his way into Jamie’s bedroom, everything changes. Jamie’s never seen the soldier before. But he’s no stranger to Barrett—and with one word he persuades Barrett to pack a duffel and leave Jamie in the lurch.

Jamie cannot fathom why Barrett would abandon her without explanation. But as the consequences of an unsolved crime threaten to catch up with him, a late-night phone call sends Jamie racing to Barrett’s hometown in upstate New York. In a tinderbox of shattered trust and long-buried secrets, Jamie must fight to uncover the truth about what really occurred one terrible night twenty years ago. And the secrets she discovers deep in Barrett’s past not only threaten their future together—they just might get her killed.

Starhold - science fiction book promotion by J. Alan Field

Starhold - science fiction book promotion by J. Alan Field
Human civilization has fled to the stars, abandoning a poisoned and deserted planet Earth. Now, hundreds of years later, there is an accidental and shocking discovery: not only has Earth’s environment been completely restored, but someone (or something) has taken up residence on humanity’s ancient homeworld. At the same time, unidentified warships begin attacking human outposts. Are these events connected?

To meet the threat, the Sarissan Union dispatches agents Frank Carr and Etta Sanchez to discover the identity of Earth’s new residents. The pair have to work fast however, because following close behind them is a Sarissan war fleet, whose actions will depend on what Carr and Sanchez uncover. Will First Contact be followed by peace or war? Meanwhile, political intrigue in the Sarissan capital threatens to rip the Union apart before Carr and Sanchez even complete their mission. The future of not only Sarissa and Earth, but of all humanity hangs in the balance.

This novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story, but is also the first book in the Starhold space-opera series. Space battles, spies, political intrigue, and surprises abound in Starhold.

Toothbrush People - travel essays by Don Gogniat and Valerie White

Half way through the voyages he sailed with the Semester at Sea, cultural geography professor Don Gogniat liked to lecture his students while holding a toothbrush. He asked them to reflect on their journey so far – the experiences they had and, especially, the people they met.

Then he held up his toothbrush and asked them to think about the one stranger they’d interacted with who they thought they’d remember for the rest of their lives. The individual they’d think about every time they brushed their teeth.

He told the students that that stranger in a land far away was their toothbrush person, then he asked them to write about the interaction.

“Toothbrush People: American College Students’ Personal Experiences with Poverty, Inequalities, Humility and Kindness” is a compilation of those real-life encounters students had with strangers in other countries and cultures – how they internalized the interaction. Why it was important. In the second portion of the book, these same students reflect on their Toothbrush Person years after their first meeting.

In “Toothbrush People,” editors Don Gogniat and Valerie White hope to reinforce the long-term impact and importance of international travel and education through the first-person accounts of students participating in the Semester At Sea  program.

While reading these stories, appreciate the relevance of an international educational experience as part of a college degree program. This book depicts only one memory from their adventures abroad. Undoubtedly there have been a multitude of such encounters throughout the Semester at Sea. These experiences prepare a person to be able to both better understand and fit into a globalized world.

We will benefit as a country if our future leaders meet and interact with people from many countries and many cultures.

Unfortunately, these students are far from typical.

From a 2010 report prepared by the Institute of International Education, they state: “Just over 1 percent of all U.S. students enrolled in U.S. higher education at any academic level typically study abroad during any single academic year. Among students pursuing Bachelor’s degrees, about 14 percent study abroad at some point during their undergraduate programs.”

This book will encourage students, parents, faculty, and administrators to support and promote education abroad programs.