Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hot Jazz & Cold Bodies in NOLA by John R. McCormick

Detective Montgomery Rake never realized what was missing in his life, until he went down to NOLA...
Assigned to the CIU Unit of Special Investigations, Monty becomes embroiled in the secrets and dangers of this distinctive Southern City. From illegal vampire fighting to a rougarou named Aine, every day Monty finds himself deeper and deeper in the machinations of NOLA. But then he finds a surprising ally in an ancient vampire who has one request: Protect my daughter.
Hot Jazz & Cold Bodies is a Paranormal Fantasy Novel
(Approx 107, 340 words / 370 pages)
Find the ebook HERE and more about John and his writing at www.diagrammingsentences.wordpress.com

Monday, September 26, 2011

Scratch by Wayne Wise

Like all small rural towns, Canaan, West Virginia has its secrets.  
Lies, infidelities, and even murder are kept hidden in the minds of the residents there. But there is one secret they will go to any lengths to protect.
A little girl named Gabrielle, believed to be an angel, has been kept chained in the church basement for over a century now, prisoner of an ancient pact. Un-aging and unearthly beautiful, Gabrielle has the power to heal.
A madman pursues outsiders, Adam and Holly Mansfield, to Canaan, intent on kidnapping their daughter. Once there they discover there is one other secret in Canaan.
Chained deep in the heart of the mountain is another being, a demon called Scratch. If Gabrielle is freed, Scratch will be as well, and his vengeance and evil will consume the town.

Find out what happens by reading Scratch today.
Scratch is a Horror/Fantasy novel.
(Approx. 99, 500 words)
For purchasing information and to find out more about Scratch and Wayne Wise at www.wayne-wise.com

Friday, September 23, 2011

Forsaken by Andrew Van Wey

The painting loomed, large and foreboding. At a little over six feet tall and five feet wide, it wasn’t the strangest he’d ever seen, but close. A girl with a wounded, sack-like face; a boy with pinhole eyes and a cruel sneer; and a distant shadow peering out from behind a dying tree, all stared back at him.
Yet it wasn’t only the subjects that challenged him, but the note that came with the anonymous painting.
"Here in Art, Denial."
For professor Daniel Rineheart, these four words herald a riddle that sets off a surreal nightmare. Where objects from his past manifest in canvas and oil. Where painted clocks tick-tock away in the dark hours before dawn and a missing dog whimpers from between the walls. Where the painted subjects themselves leave the canvas to stalk the halls of his once quiet house.
And where all answers lead back to a blind artist and an impossible creation, one that threatens to destroy his family and devour his sanity.
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FORSAKEN is a dark novel, a throwback to the haunted tales that slowly boil and get beneath the skin, sticking with the reader after the pages are finished and the story is over. It's a dark tale that blends the line between the psychological and the supernatural and challenges the reader to descend into a maddening world where past and present blend together, where the blind see far beyond the living veil, and where evil comes alive in oil and art.
Forsaken is a Horror / Mystery Novel
(Approx 100, 000 words / 400 pages)
Find out more about Forsaken and the awesome Andrew Van Wey at www.andrewvanwey.com

Thursday, September 22, 2011

World War II, London Blitz Diary by Ruby Alice Side-Thompson

Imagine yourself seeing hundreds of Messerschmitt war planes overhead and hearing the explosion of bombs being dropped around you. Wondering if this is the day one will fall on your house. 
Ruby Side Thompson’s personal diary was written during the terrifying World War Two London Blitz. Her diary is a true and detailed account of what she experienced during that horrific time. The diary chronicles Ruby's struggle to survive in the midst of a horrendous war, where London is bombed nightly.
Ruby speaks candidly about her unhappiness enduring an unsatisfactory marriage. She was the mother of seven sons, two of whom were enlisted in the R.A.F. One of which became an amputee as the result of hitting a land mine and the other son was captured and sent to a concentration camp as a prisoner of war. Her tale is a mix of the commonplace and the historic as seen through her eyes.
The diary was an outlet for Ruby’s thoughts and feelings that could not be spoken out loud; however, in publishing the diary it gives readers an honest and unfiltered look back at a time that may have been long since forgotten.
Join Ruby on her trying journey as she tries to keep her life and family together during this difficult time in history.
World War II, London Blitz Diary is a Historic Non-fiction Novel
(Approx 212 pages paperback)
Find out more about Ruby or her great granddaughters that published her diary  HERE

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke

It’s the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie’s husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt.
 Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco’s most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, Matthew Voss, has died. The police believe it is suicide brought upon by bankruptcy, but Annie believes Voss has been murdered and that his assets have been stolen.

Nate Dawson has a problem. As the Voss family lawyer, he would love to believe that Matthew Voss didn't leave his grieving family destitute. But that would mean working with Annie Fuller, a woman who alternatively attracts and infuriates him as she shatters every notion he ever had of proper ladylike behavior.

Sparks fly as Anne and Nate pursue the truth about the murder of Matthew Voss in Maids of Misfortune, this light-hearted historical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco.
Maids of Misfortune has been the #1 bestseller on the historical mystery category on Kindle, and the sequel, Uneasy Spirits, is due out in October 2011. 
Maids of Misfortune is an Historical Mystery Novel
(Approx 115, 000 words)
To read an excerpt for either Maids of Misfortune or the forthcoming Uneasy Spirits, or to find out more about M. Louisa Locke check out www.mlouisalocke.com

Monday, September 19, 2011

Darklands by Emma Woodcock

Fifteen year old Sophie is not the most popular girl at school. She's not thin enough, she's not pretty enough, and she's way too interested in Math and Physics to be even remotely cool. So when she finds herself mysteriously transported into another world where the sun always shines, the people all think she's fantastic and their impossibly handsome king dotes on her, she can barely believe her luck. 
But Sophie begins to realize that all is not as well as it seems in the Darklands. Why are all the visiting delegations so angry with the King? What is the mysterious millenniversary everyone keeps talking about? And what is Sophie's role in it all? 
Drawing on fairy tale folklore as well as ideas of parallel universes, Darklands imagines a world similar to our own, but in which technology is viewed as outlandish and miraculous, while people routinely use magic to do everyday things. Sophie finds both alarming differences and uncomfortable similarities between the two worlds as she struggles to find her way back home - preferably without turning the universe inside out... 
Darklands is a Fantasy Novel
(Approx 110, 000 words)
Find out more about Darklands and Emma at www.darklandsthenovel.net

Friday, September 16, 2011

Summoned by Susan Leigh Noble

Lina had no plans to leave her beloved homeland. Then gypsies kidnap her and take her to a foreign land. There a strong urge compels her to travel north.  On her journey, Lina reluctantly uses her Elemental powers as she battles mystical creatures that have not existed for 800 years. 
When Lina discovers the shocking truth behind the calling, it will change her life in ways she could never imagine.

Summoned is a Fantasy Novel
(Approx 84, 000 words)
Find out more about Susan and her writing at http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/susan-leigh-noble.html

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Odyssey Rising by Michael T. Best

When seventeen year old Theo Starling is accepted into a prestigious summer program aboard a deep space shuttle called Odyssey, he expects the best summer of his life. Too bad he’s stuck with the younger half-brother he can’t stand and the most defective air filters in the history of space travel. 
A simple moment in Theo's life changes the course of mankind.
During a routine probe exercise, Theo discovers a series of alien objects with the chemical composition of human and animal bones on an unexplored and uninhabited planet. 
Naturally, Theo becomes the most famous guy in the galaxy – since alien life has never been found. But Theo’s fame quickly turns to infamy when an unseen alien danger threatens his life and the life of Odyssey's crew. 
To survive this deadly first encounter, Theo and a small group journey to an uninhabited planet called New Acadia. There they hope to find survival. What they find is far more mysteriously dangerous than they could have ever imagined. Their experience will change them forever, if it doesn’t kill them first.

Odyssey Rising is a Young Adult Science Fiction Novel
(Approx 58, 000 words)
Find the ebook HERE on amazon.com or HERE on BN.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dark Waters by L. E. Fitzpatrick

An epic, fantasy story filled with adventure, romance, and humour so dark it scares shadows
Egan Wey is a pirate, a scoundrel and the luckiest son of a... female canine that ever braved the ocean. A scarred past forces his mouth to the bottle and he is drawn to trouble like... well like he is drawn to the bottle. He does bad things for men who would rather not get their hands dirty, but one fateful night, in the corner of a lowlife's tavern he is offered a job by Finn Fernwick, a young priest, that will not only challenge his skills but stretch his sanity to the breaking point.
What begins as a fairy tale rescue quickly decays into a nightmare of epic proportion as Wey and Finn combat zombies, privateers and a psychotic, despot prince. Can two men really save the world from drowning around them? Or will they drag every sorry excuse for a scallywag into the depths with them?
Dark Waters is a Fantasy Novel
(Approx 183, 000 words)
Find the ebook HERE on smashwords.com

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Simon and the Wardrobe of Destiny by Ellis Jackson

Sacked, dumped and made homeless in a single day, regular guy Simon finds himself pulled into a strange world filled with Dwarves, Elves and strange things intent on killing him. Pursued by the city's tyrannical ruler, Grenfell, before long he's forced to flee for his life, face up to his fears and lead an army into battle with thousands of Orcs.
A rip-roaring Pratchett-esque novel filled with high fantasy, low humor, daring escapes and vast battles of good versus evil.
Simon and the Wardrobe of Destiny: A story of wizards, war and some seriously peculiar furniture. 
Simon and the Wardrobe of Destiny is a Fantasy Novel
(Approx 118, 000 words)

Find out more about Ellis Jackson and his writing at www.ellisjackson.wordpress.com

Monday, September 12, 2011

Scorpio Rising by Monique Domovitch

Some people have ambitions so great that they will trample on anything and anyone to achieve their goals. 

Alexander Yvanov is such a man. 

Born in Brooklyn from an embittered mother, Alexander climbs his way to a better life in New York. Thousands of miles away in Paris, beautiful Brigitte Dartois also has big dreams and raging ambitions. Scorpio Rising is the story of two people whose single-minded obsessions are put to the test when they meet.
Scorpio Rising is a sweeping Novel of Love, Ambition, Greed and Revenge. 
(Approx 69, 000 words)
Find out more about Monique and her writing at www.moniquedomovitch.com

Friday, September 9, 2011

King of Paine by Larry Kahn

A desperate patient. 
A rumored cure. 
How far would you go to find the fountain of youth?

Frank Paine is not your prototypical FBI agent. He's an ex-Hollywood stud with a kinky past, and is an irreverent wise ass who craves forgiveness from the woman he loves. When a ruthless stalker uses Frank's indiscretions to ensnare him in an erotic cat-and-mouse death match, his investigation points toward a missing biochemist. His hunt for her secret haven takes one tragic turn after another, until he finds himself facing an impossible dilemma. Someone will die as a result of his decisions, and it may be his soulmate. Or him.

King of Paine is a Thriller/Suspense Novel 
(Approx. 107, 000 words)
Find out more about King of Paine and Larry Kahn at www.larrykahn.com

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lying in Wait by Elizabeth Jasper

Malachy could just see himself, in a year or so, going back home with his pockets stuffed with cash and his family welcoming him with big smiles and open arms. It would be grand.  Malachy could hardly wait.
But when Malachy Flynn finds himself mixed up with the Conway family in Dublin, he realizes that making money isn't always easy - or legal.  Then there's Brogan.  No-one messes with Brogan.  Ever.

Tom Oliver, a handsome bachelor farming in the north-east of England, has always enjoyed the intimate company of women, but he meets a dangerous match when his new dairyman moves in with his attractive wife and her younger sister.
When Malachy becomes involved with Tom's family and his secret past catches up with him, revelations and death threaten to turn everyone's lives upside down. Can Malachy protect those he loves or will he forever be watching over his shoulder, waiting for Brogan to take his revenge?

Lying in Wait is a Thriller Novel
(Approx 98, 000 words / 380 pages)
For more information on Elizabeth Jasper and her writing visit www.elizabethjasper.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Go No Sen by Jacques Antoine

Go No Sen is a martial arts/espionage thriller about Emily Kane, a high school girl who has to fight off covert operatives from rival intelligence organizations in order to salvage the life she knows and stay in school. 
When her home is destroyed in a sudden attack she refuses to become a fugitive, assume a new name and go into hiding with her family. Emily is determined to preserve her own identity. But along the way she learns that she is not who she thinks she is, and that her family is not who she thinks they are either. 
Who exactly is Emily Kane, and why is she so good at fighting? To solve the mystery of her identity, she turns to her high school classmates and makes new friends when she had always been a loner. But then she has to protect them from the danger swirling darkly around her. The only solution may be to draw her enemies out into the open and confront them face to face.
Go No Sen is a Martial Arts Spy Thriller
(Approx 66, 000 words)
Find out more about Go No Sen HERE or check out the ebook HERE

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Famous Union by Michael Meyer

THE FAMOUS UNION is a tongue-in-cheek look at a small college undergoing enormous financial strain, resulting in hilarious situations since the eccentric characters are all affected by the sometimes absurd decisions made by the powers-that-be. 

Although it is whimsical and breezy in tone, the problems at Famous Union are quite timely since they are so reminiscent of what is actually taking place in our financially strapped society today. 
The Famous Union is a Mainstream Fiction Novella
(Approx 42, 000 words)
Find out more on Michael Meyer and his writing on his amazon author page HERE

Monday, September 5, 2011

Impetuous by Katherine Grey

Mateo de Montayas, an impoverished Spanish count, comes to England to recover a stolen family heirloom and to satisfy his hunger for revenge against the man who destroyed his family. Arriving in London , he learns his hated enemy died three years before but has left behind a daughter. What better way to retrieve the heirloom and exact revenge than to use her to his advantage?
Teresa Darlington will do anything to keep scandal away from her frail mother and prove her father wasn't a thief, even risk her reputation in a race to find the missing heirloom before the Count does. But she didn't count on falling in love with the man determined to ruin her family. Can she find the heirloom before he does and protect her family, or will her heart lead her in a different direction?
Impetuous is a Historical Romance Novel
(Approx 276 pages)
Find Impetuous HEREand to find out more about Katherine and her writing at www.katherinegrey.blogspot.com

Friday, September 2, 2011

Demon Gates by Robert Day

‘When in the city of the ancient ones, those from the endless darkness shall step through the flaming gate, HE shall come, from the shadows of the Dragons Wing, bearing the Eye and Horn of the Dragon. The land will sing with his passing and they will know fear that oppose him, for he is the Lord of the skies and protector of the Realm.’
:The Child's Prophecy. T.E. 2147


The land of Kil’Tar has a long and bloody history of war between the Kay‘taari and the Ashar’an. Aided by Dragonkind, the Kay’taari have protected the world against the Ashar’an and their demonic followers for many centuries. With demonkind banished to the Voids, and the Ashar’an all but destroyed, Kil’Tar has enjoyed an era of peace.

However, the seals binding the portals to the voids are failing, and the Ashar’an are abroad once again. Both the Kay’taari and Dragonkind are nowhere to be found on Kil’Tar.

Can Valdieron, a young man raised in the small village of Shadowvale, fulfill his destiny and rid the lands of this menace once and for all, or will he falter, and condemn Kil’Tar to demonic destruction?


(Exerpt from Review by SciFi & Fantasy Books)

"Demon Gates is a finely crafted tale of sufficient quality to place right alongside those of it's peers, any fan of the genre will undoubtedly enjoy this well thought out and effortlessly realised story. Recommended."

(Exerpt from Review by Indie Book Blog)

"The fighting scenes are written in a way that reminds me of R. A. Salvatore with the detail and complexity of the melee battles. For .99 the first book is a must and if you enjoy it like I did I'm sure you will find yourself getting the second as well."

Demon Gates is a Fantasy Novel 
(Approx 150, 000 words / 640+ Pages)
Find out more about Robert Day and his writing at www.robertdaybooks.com