Sunday, July 31, 2011

CHOKE by Kaye George

Twenty-two-year-old Imogene Duckworthy has been waiting tables at Huey's Hash in tiny Saltlick, TX, itching to jump out of her rut and become a detective. When Uncle Huey is found murdered in his own diner, a half-frozen package of mesquite-smoked sausage stuffed down his throat, Immy, an unwed mother who has always longed to be a PI, gets her chance to solve a real crime.
Immy's retired librarian mother, Hortense, who always blamed Huey for her husband's death, is hauled in for the crime. Unclear of the exact duties of a PI, Immy starts a fire in the bathroom wastebasket to bust Mother out of jail. On the run from the law with her mother and her toddler daughter, Immy wonders--now what? Time to consult her almost new copy of The Moron's Complete PI Guidebook. 

Her attempts to clear her mother's name, then her own, lead to foiling a bank heist, exposing a meth lab, and getting in deeper than is wise with Baxter Killroy, a handsome but shifty cowboy who may have been involved in her father's death several years ago.

CHOKE: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery is a Mystery Novel
(Approx 65, 000 words)
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Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Deadly Draught by Lesley A. Diehl

Money is always a problem for Hera Knightbridge’s microbrewery, but now drought makes water scarce for all the breweries in the Butternut Valley.  

To make things worse, Hera discovers a rival brewer murdered in his brew barn, making Hera the authorities’ favorite suspect.  To clear her name, her only choice is to join forces with an unlikely partner, the new assistant deputy sheriff, Jake Ryan, her former lover from law school days.  

There’s unfinished business between these two, and it surfaces again and again as they pursue a killer who finally turns on the indefatigable Hera as the next victim.  
Find out what happens by reading A Deadly Draught.

A Deadly Draught is a Cozy Mystery
(276 pages paperback)
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Atlantis by Lisa Graves

What would you do if you were convinced your boyfriend was a figment of your imagination?  That is Lilly’s problem.  Check out this excerpt from Atlantis:
My eyes looked at the ground. I didn’t want to, but I made myself say it. “You’re not real.”
Elliott was quiet. I looked up to see what he was doing. He continued to sit on the grass but he looked shocked. “What do you mean by that?” I noticed a cautious tone in his voice.
I dove into my brain trying to find the right words to use when breaking up with yourself. I came up empty handed. The fact that I desperately wanted to stay and live in my fantasy land didn’t make it any easier. My torrent stream of emotions was giving me away. I bit my lip, trying to keep my face from exposing all of my secrets. Strangely, he did the same.
“What do you mean, I’m not real?” Elliott asked again. He gently placed his hand on mine. The usual sensation of electricity flowing through him to me, pricked my mind and made me doubt my hallucination theory. He wasn’t helping me.
It was probably a combination of my emotions keeping me an inch from tears, and his penetrating eyes bearing down on my soul, but I had overflowed. I couldn’t stop the words from pouring out.
“YOU ARE NOT REAL!” I yelled, more at myself than at Elliott.
I stood up. His mouth gapped open at me as I paced the cove and continued.
“You are too perfect. And good looking. And sweet...”
He looked as though he was going to argue, but I went on.
“No one has seen you but me.”
He whispered something to himself and shook his head.
“You appear and disappear out of nowhere.”
I turned again at the edge of the cove, racking my brain for more proof of my theory. When I resumed my pacing, he spoke.
“I know,” he said in a soft, apologetic purr and looked straight at me.
Elliott caught me off guard. I hadn’t expected my hallucination to agree with me. “What do you mean you know?"

Atlantis is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance
(Approx 67, 000 words / 320 pages paperback)
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Feature Your Indie Book Here!


I am Lisa Graves.  I am the indie author of Atlantis.  I created this blog for indie writers to be able to post about their books, and have readers be able to talk about and review those books.  It is a great way to introduce otherwise unknown authors and future readers to one another.  Plus it helps readers find out about all the great new indie books available.

This blog is for novels (over 50,000 words) by indie writers in any of the following fiction or non-fiction categories:  action / adventure / chick lit / drama / fantasy / historical / horror / mystery / thriller / romance / and science fiction.

Demand (and my time) permitting, I intend to post one per day.  There is no charge to be featured.  I plan on posting in the order received.

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