Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Story Time by Linell Jeppsen

In the not too distant future a young woman bears witness to the end of her world.

Earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions rock the planet, reducing cities to smoking rubble, burying entire islands and coastlines beneath cataclysmic waves.

Religious fervor and human evil erupt and entwine, becoming a maelstrom of madness in the days after, bringing with it the horror of apocalyptic war.

As a population in the depths of despair struggles to overcome insurmountable odds, can a single glimmer of hope flare into a beacon for the survivors?

This is her tale…the world is ours…and now, it’s STORY TIME.

Story Time is a Sci-fi / Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Novell
(Approx 80, 000 words)
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Monday, January 30, 2012

Yoke by E.M. Ragland

As far as Sophie Morgan is concerned, nothing sets her apart from other people her age, except maybe her quick temper. But when a car accident claims the life of her mother on Christmas night, Sophie comes face to face with her angelic father and learns her existence is anything but ordinary. As Sophie adjusts to her new life in Southern California with her Aunt Celeste, she is thrust into a world of music, angels, and unearthly vengeance. And she is not alone; misunderstood classmate and local musician Joseph McCafferty is tortured by his own demons. 
Sophie and Joseph begin a strained friendship that develops into an unshakable, possibly forbidden love that marks the first step along a pre-destined journey in which Sophie must choose between her love for Joseph, her place in Heaven or Hell, and the fate of humanity.

Yoke is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance
(Approx 312 pages)
Find out more about E.M. Ragland at www.emragland.com
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Dark Night of the Moon by Keta Diablo

**Dark Night of the Moon is a paranormal Wolf Shifter based on Native American mysticism and lore**
Creed Gatlin flees to Arizona intent on eradicating the haunting memories of his brother’s wife. Brand Gatlin, presumed dead, resurfaces after a long absence and with his re-emergence, the destinies of those he loves is altered forever. In a land rife with war and danger, Sage must travel to the village of her husband’s People. There, she is reunited with Crooked Back, the ancient healer. On the long trek back to Full Circle, devious plots are underfoot and peril lurks around every corner for Sage, Lauren and Peter Pa.
Dark Night of the Moon will take you on an unforgettable journey of war, violence, overwhelming grief, and finally, love.
Dark Night of the Moon is a Paranormal / Native American Novel
(Approx 72, 000 words)
Find out more about Keta and Dark Night of the Moon at www.ketaskeep.blogspot.com
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Story Makers by Tamara Pratt

When the Story Makers drop their golden envelopes from the sky, inviting Eden Mellor and her school friends to the next round of dream-mining auditions, Eden intends to use the opportunity to prove her innocence in her brother's death. The Story Makers mine for dreams and memories, creating the next best selling movie or book, but Eden doesn't want the superstar status like the others -- she wants to restore her family by clearing her name. What she discovers though buried deep in her subconscious threatens to destroy everything she knows and loves.
The Story Makers is a Young Adult Fiction Novel
(Approx 100, 000 words)
Find out more about Tamara and her writing at www.tamarapratt.com
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Five-Day Dig by Jennifer Malin

A chance to translate inscriptions near Pompeii is a dream for classics prof Winnie Price, except the dig is for a cheesy TV show. The host is more sensationalist than scientist, Winnie’s boss horns his way in on the project, and her cocky teaching assistant keeps flirting with her—and getting harder to resist.
The other issue is that on her last trip to Italy, her father died there. A spiritual cynic since losing him, she resists reading into the goddess symbols that keep popping up in her life. What concerns her more are a looter’s hole at the dig site and an unexplained collapse in the ruins. Then it turns out the referral letter that got her the gig was forged, and the prime suspect is her—or her assistant.
Add to the mix a reenactment of pagan rites spiced up with a psychoactive homebrew, and Winnie has more to interpret than just Latin.

The Five-Day Dig is a Mystery / Romance Novel 
(Approx 71, 000 words)
Find our more about Jennifer and her writing at www.jenmalin.com
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Playground Cool by Jamie Sinclair

Ben Torrance is devastated when his girlfriend leaves him in the middle of the night following the latest in a series of arguments about having children. Driven by love and fueled by desperation, he embarks on a mission to find her. When he learns the truth – that Rhia had an affair and became pregnant by his best friend - Ben has to make a decision. Walk away from the woman he loves or bring up another man’s child.

Playground Cool is a Contemporary Fiction Novel
(Approx 81, 000 words)
Find out more about Jamie at www.the24hourjazzcafe.blogspot.com
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Friday, January 20, 2012

The Phoenix Prince by Kristen Gupton

When Keiran gets word that his father is dead, he finds himself mired in a battle against a demon summoning madman for the crown. As a vampire, he is painfully aware that there are no tales of his ilk governing with compassion. Keiran wishes to be the exception to this rule. 
After the sixty years of the previous king's tyrannical reign, Tordania is in dire shape and is in desperate need of a new leader who can save the country from collapse. Keiran believes if he can keep control over his darker nature, he can be the man to save the land he is destined to rule. He continues his life-long abstinence from human blood, thinking it to be the only way to hold onto his ideals and humanity.
However, there are consequences to his self-imposed starvation. He lives in a state of vulnerability, and he is without any of the supernatural benefits that vampires are said to possess. This, combined with Keiran’s tendency to play outside of the rules, cause his friends to worry about his safety. They know there are those who would do anything to stop a vampire from coming to power.
One such man is the previous king’s Grand Councillor, Peirte. He won’t be dissuaded from exploiting the prince’s weaknesses, and he sets out to have Keiran assassinated before he can change his mind and obtain immortality. Once a priest, Peirte has become obsessed with dark magic and demon summoning. He neither approves of what Keiran is, nor of his apparent interest in a woman of peasant birth. If he can kill the prince, he will steal Keiran’s birthright for his own. 
The Phoenix Prince is a Gothic / Fantasy Novel
(Approx 88, 000 words)
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I.O.U. Sex by Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen

When June, Kiki, and Peggy graduated from high school, all three were still virgins. After all, they were good girls. Years later, the friends read June’s diary from their senior year and joke about the sexual frustration they caused their steady boyfriends back then. That’s when Kiki says, “When you think about it, and I’m only trying to be fair, we owe those guys sex.” With bawdy jabs and tipsy laughter, they vow to track down their old boyfriends. Will their sexual IOUs be paid in full? Or is this just another one of Kiki's crazy ideas?

I.O.U. Sex is a Romance/Women's Fiction Novel (NOT erotica, in spite of the title)
(Approx 90,000 words)
Find out more about the Sandras’ and their writing at www.iousex.blogspot.com
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Steel Queen by Karen Azinger

Azinger's series is fast-paced action-packed fantasy. 

In a medieval world of forgotten magic, mortals are lured to the chessboard of the gods where an epic struggle of lives, loves and crowns hang in the balance, yet few understand the rules. In this game of power, the pawns of light and darkness will make the difference in the battle for the kingdoms of Erdhe.

Katherine, 'The Imp': a young princess with the stout heart of a warrior will challenge the minions of a thousand-year-old evil. 

Liandra: The Spider Queen; who uses her beauty to beguile, her spies to foresee, and her gold to control, will need all of her skill and strength to fight a rebellion with her own blood at it's heart. 

Steffan, the puppeteer, will corrupt the innocent and unwary with greed and desire, as he sets an entire kingdom ablaze.
The Steel Queen (the 1st book of The Silk & Steel Saga) is a Fantasy Novel
(Approx 458 pages)
Find out more about Karen and her writing at www.karenlazinger.com
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Vampire in Denial by Dale Mayer

Blood doesn't just make her who she is...it also makes her what she is.
Like being a sixteen-year-old vampire isn't hard enough, Tessa's throwback human genes make her an outcast among her relatives. But try as she might, she can't get a handle on the vampire lifestyle and all the...blood.
Turning her back on the vamp world, she embraces the human teenage lifestyle--high school, peer pressure and finding a boyfriend. Jared manages to stir something in her blood. He's smart and fun and oh, so cute. But Tessa's dream of a having the perfect boyfriend turns into a nightmare when vampires attack the movie theatre and kidnap her date. 

Once again, Tessa finds herself torn between the human world and the vampire one. Will blood own out? Can she make peace with who she is as well as what?
Check out this excerpt:
No, Cody had some serious skills, at least according to David. It would take a lot for someone to get the drop on him.


He just didn't have much class. Turning around, Tessa watched Cody land in front of her. His graceful controlled landing made her instantly jealous. 

"There's no sign of anything unusual going on."

"No, of course not. Why would there be? It's not like they're going to advertise that they've kidnapped humans." She studied the huge stone mansion. "The captives are most likely to be downstairs." 

"Whoa. You're not going into the house. If you're determined to take this further, we go back to our parents and let them go to the council. They will determine the best course of action."

Tessa stared at him in disbelief. Everything about the night had taken on a surreal appearance. She was here, where Jared was being held, with someone who could actually help her and he wanted to go for their parents. No knight riding to the rescue here.

Then he'd been raised by the old belief that vampires don't go against vampires - without just cause. She didn't think she could come up with enough evidence to prove her case. 

She snagged his arm, willing him to listen. "We have to at least see if they are here."

"No Tessa." He shook his head, his vampire eyes glowing with terrible heat. "That's enough. This isn't a kid's game. This is vampire business."

"And who's going to believe me? No one. I'm not like you. My word doesn't mean anything to the others. If you don't see that Jared's been taken and kept as a captive yourself, you won't be able to convince them either."

He shook his head.

Fine. She'd go in alone. Turning away, she headed to the back of the house. "Go back home. I don't need you."

"What the..." He raced behind her. "Tessa stop. You can't go inside there. You're not allowed."

"And they're allowed to take humans?" She snorted. "I don't think so." The moon slid out from behind the clouds. Off to the left, a set of stairs cut down to a narrow wooden door. Probably the cellar. Perfect. She picked up her pace, reaching for the knob in seconds. She bolted though the unlocked door before Cody could drag her back out. Down a narrow hallway, she fled through another door that led to a wide open space. Empty space. Damn it. Could the prisoners have been moved already? How? There hadn't enough time for that.

"There, are you satisfied now?"

She spun around at the sound of Cody's voice. "No." She walked the perimeter of the room. At the far end, the room curved down and around. At the far end, her nostrils flared. Her weird knowing sense kicking in. Animal. Death. Fear. Pain.

This area had been used as housing for animals during the cold winter months. Horses, most likely. Ancient farm smells permeated the air. Hay. Manure. Blood.

"What's the matter?" Cody whispered.

She looked at him. "Can't you smell it?" 

"Smell what?"

"Pain. Death."
Vampire in Denial is a Paranormal Romance Novel
(Approx 182 pages)
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Finding My Escape by Fran Veal

Hannah Jordan's life is shattered when she walks in on the double homicide of her parents.  She wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of what transpired…until the nightmares begin.  Hannah desperately seeks a way to escape the pain of remembering by running the beautiful mountain trails behind her aunt's home.  When she meets seemingly perfect Josh during one of her runs, she believes she has finally found her safe haven.  Or has she? 
As Hannah's mind compels her to relive that night, she is disturbed by the idea that she is forgetting something important.  Aided by her best friend, Matt, she begins to uncover clues indicating that what she had believed was a simple home invasion was actually something much more sinister.  And the killer is still out there.
Finding My Escape is a Young Adult Thriller / Romance Novel
(Approx 55, 000 words)
Find out more about Fran and her writing at www.thejourneyofthewriter.blogspot.com
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Lost Treasure, Buried Away at Grovnor Castle by V. Bertolaccini

The treasure is buried away for centuries, hidden away within a secret chamber, with no precise suggestion of its existence, even after being scanned by archeologists with the most advanced and up-to-date equipment.
The clues to its whereabouts are an ancient riddle: where the last dwell, the markings on a tomb, and legends of treasure passed down to generations of castle owners.
The castle's mysteries are lost in time, for someone, someday, to come along and find the answer to - to discover what is hidden away there.
A group of people are forced into staying at the castle, for a week, to explore the immense castle, and vast estate - as they are fanatical with hunting and getting their hands on the treasure, which they believe has been left there by the late owner - even after two major murders, and televised police investigations.
One of the servants is found murdered, and hidden away, near the kitchen, and the treasure hunt transforms into a predicament! Yet they have the opportunity to investigate the mysterious castle, which has tormented their lives!
Mysterious incidences continue to occur, including another murder, of a reporter, whom they catch watching them from the surrounding woods.
Can the explorers hit upon or verify the existence of lost treasures from the few clues and tales deficient of any proper substantiation? Can they perceive and comprehend anything from the chaos of indistinguishable facts? Can they establish the existence of anything from the few riddles and extraordinary tales?
The treasure in the end is found where nobody anticipated it to be, and though they guess where the killer will strike next, and catch him, they are astonished at who it is.
The Lost Treasure, Buried Away at Grovnor Castle is an Adventure / Mystery Novel
(Approx 65, 000 words)
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Exit Strategy by Colleen Cross

Should justice be pursued at all costs? 

That’s the question Katerina Carter asks herself when she’s hired to recover Liberty Diamond Mines missing billions and the CFO who stole it.  Trouble is, CEO Susan Sullivan expects her to find the money and the CFO who stole it, without reporting the crime.   
Kat’s fraud investigation uncovers much more than missing money: a massive blood diamond laundering scheme is underway at Liberty’s Mystic Lake Mine.  Then two key Liberty insiders are murdered and it appears Kat is next in line. Unless she steers the investigation in another direction.  One that allows the real criminals to walk free.
After uncovering a connection to organized crime Kat is framed for the murders, and must find the killer to clear her name and get the money back.  Her career and Liberty’s survival depend on it.  So does her life. 
Exit Strategy is a Suspense/Thriller Novel
(Approx 78, 000 words)
Find out more about Colleen and her writing at http://colleencross.com/
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Friday, January 6, 2012

The Chronicles Of Jenson Quest - The Realms Of Jurrii by J. Bryden Lloyd

Having accepted the mantle and responsibilities of Wing Commander, young Jenson Quest has returned to Earth after his first mission, but his time at home is brief as the Keepers call him into action once again for an urgent new mission. He leaves his normal life on Earth and is taken across the galaxy to face a new threat from the evil Zyll, Va’kaar, who has stolen a fleet of old warships and is now in search of crews.
With a new interceptor and no time to get proper defences in place, the Keepers and the Drak warriors steer Va’kaar and his fleet to a world where former Zyll prisoners of war have now settled peacefully, offering a target he cannot ignore.
While Va’kaar continues to battle against the revolutionists within his own ranks, and forces former military officers from Jurrii to help with his fleet, an old alliance is renewed between Jenson and the Zyll seeking to stop Va'kaar.

As the threat looms in orbit around the binary planet that makes up the Realms of Jurrii, will the alliance standing against Va'kaar be able to stop him?
Join Jenson and his friends as they embark on new adventures.

The Realms of Jurrii is a Young Adult Science Fiction Novel
(Approx 81, 000 words)
Find out more about the Jenson Quest books at www.jensonquest.webs.com 
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors: A Menagerie of Macabre Minifiction by Saul Tanpepper



And the horrors in between. 

Eight terrifying tales of those who defied Death and those who forgot how to live. 

This collection includes:
Occupied (a supermoto champion is trapped on an airplane with the Undead)
Mr. November (four boys, a haunted house, and the World Series on Halloween night)
The Headhunter (a story of redemption, salvation, and zombie hunters)
The Object of Her Obsession (a young woman's desire is so strong it reaches beyond the grave)
Nocturne (a man with a dark secret and an even darker obsession)
Outsourced (a dark comedy about the economy and zombies that crave more than brains)
Open Wide (payback comes in the form of a dentist's drill)
Golgotha (a scientist's attempt at a zombie antidote goes horribly awry) 
Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors is a Horror Compilation Novel
(Approx 88, 000 words / 264 pages *total)
Find out more about Saul and occasional giveaways at www.writersroadtrip.blogspot.com
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Young Lion (The Orestes Trilogy #1) by Laura Gill

The Trojan War leaves young Orestes a spiritual orphan. Agamemnon, his father, has been away fighting for nine years. Clytaemnestra, his mother, never wanted him. Now, crazed with grief over the murder of her daughter Iphigenia, she takes as a lover a rival kinsman whose presence threatens to tear the royal family of Mycenae apart. 

When the war ends, and the unthinkable happens, Orestes must flee for his life. As an exile far from home, can he survive long enough to grow to manhood and reclaim his birthright?
The Young Lion is an Historical Novel
(Approx 104, 000 words / 290 pages)
Find out more about Laura and her writing at www.helens-daughter.livejournal.com
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Monday, January 2, 2012

See Through by Catherine Kirby

With a shock Fleur discovers she's become invisible: 
she's not the only one either!

Meanwhile her family is falling apart. She can't do anything about it.
Communication is impossible: they can neither see nor hear her.
Fleur's life is out of control and she's furious.
See Through is a Fantasy / Romance Novel
(Approx 90, 000 words)
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