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This page is for books that,


At times not every book is going to appeal to every reader or every reviewer, 
 as well as I receive requests that I will not be able to buttonhole you with, simply for the sole reason

- I don't posses the time -

I would like to solve the problem of acting as a censor, if you will, and letting my audience know of other books existence.
 I will link the links to the Indiebound organization or to a link the author/publicist has shared with me.

~  Do enjoy  ~

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The Eye of Nefertiti

by

Maria Luisa Lang







The Eye of Nefertiti is both a stand-alone novel and a sequel to The Pharaoh's Cat. The time-traveling ancient Egyptian feline with human powers returns together with his beloved Pharaoh and his close friends, the High Priest of Amun-Ra and Elena, an Egyptologist's daughter.

The cat is quick-witted, wise-cracking narrator as well as free-spirited, ever-curious protagonist, and the story he tells is an exotic, imaginative, spell-binding tragicomedy. The cat travels from present-day New York City to England, both ancient and modern, then to ancient Egypt, where he confronts a horrible demon and experiences a sublime emotion. Once back in England, he descends into a psychological abyss so deep only the Pharaoh can save him.

The Eye of Nefertiti interweaves feline and human, past and present, natural and supernatural. It contains numerous surprises, twists and turns, intriguing characters, both human and animal, fascinating revelations about ancient Egyptian history and culture, and an ingenious application of the Tarot and an Italian opera.

Maria Luisa Lang was born in Rome, Italy, and lives in New York City. She has a degree in art history and is an amateur Egyptologist. The Eye of Nefertiti is her second novel. Her first novel, The Pharaoh's Cat, is also available on Amazon in paperback and in a Kindle edition.

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Mr. Either / Or

a novel in verse

by

Aaron Poochigian

due out mid-October 2017




In a world made of rhythms and rhymes you are a government spy undercover as an NYU undergrad—today, you’re cutting classes: Bureau Director One has ordered you to bring in the Dragon’s Claw, a jade box which, according to Chinese legend, contains the apocalypse.  Will you recover the artifact from the reclusive Heinrik Van Raadsel before Maoist gangsters known as The Righteous Fists of Harmony unleash its catastrophic power on New York City?

Li-ling Levine, young but cantankerous curator of the Met Museum’s Asian Wing, knows everything, including how to neutralize the threat, but can you endure her haughtiness?  Do opposites repel or attract?  The answers are out there but, to find them, you must survive an erotic massage parlor, a gang war in Harlem, subway tunnels lousy with mole-men, and the nighttime secrets of the Met Museum.

Mr. Either/Or is an ingenious debut, melding American mythology, Noir thriller and Classical epic in language in which “gritty rhythms, foreboding overtones and groovy jams surround you like an atmosphere.” 

Imagine Byron’s Don Juan on a high-stakes romp through a Raymond Chandler novel. Think Hamlet in Manhattan with a license to kill.

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Citizen Kill

by

Stephen Clark








When a devastating explosion kills the new President’s young son, her administration seeks to finally end the war on terror.  CIA black-ops agent Justin Raines is among the recruits in a new program that targets for assassination U.S. citizens suspected of radicalizing Muslims.

Haunted by a botched assignment overseas, Justin is determined to redeem himself through the program.  But when he is assigned to kill a mysterious Muslim educator that he believes is innocent, he grows disillusioned.  Now he must find a way to prove her innocence and derail the program before they both are assassinated.

This explosive political thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as Washington stops at nothing to protect the nation from terrorists, while Justin Raines risks everything to protect the nation from Washington.

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Dire Covenants

by

M. D. Ironz








Detective Sergeant Donald Dombrowski and Detective 1st Class Katie Callahan are not convinced that the body, found slumped in the driver’s seat in the exhaust-choked garage, is really a suicide.  This will not be the only homicide staged to appear otherwise as their investigation leads them into a convoluted realm of real estate scams, money laundering, kidnapping and murder.  As the detectives delve deeper, violence and the body count escalate.

All the while, Dombrowski must fend off his sister’s well-intentioned, yet unwelcome, attempts to set him up with any one of her issue-laden divorced girlfriends.  Equally distracted, Katie must deal with her father and his debilitating early onset Alzheimer’s.  And then there's the handful of eager young officers periodically vying for the attractive detective's attention.

Can circumstances possibly get any or worse?
Ever heard of Murphy's Law?
Yeah . . . Count on it.

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The World Without Crows

by

Ben Bedard








In 1990, the world ended.  A disease turned people into walking shells of themselves.  Zombies.  Most of them were harmless, but some were broken by the pressure of the disease.  The cracked became ravenous killers whose bite infected.

To escape the apocalypse, Eric, a young, overweight boy of 16, sets off on a journey across the United States.  His plan is to hike from Ohio to an island in Maine, far from the ruins of cities, where the lake and the fierce winters will protect him from both Zombies and the gangs that roam the country.

Along the way, Eric finds friends and enemies, hope and despair, love and hatred.  The World Without Crows is the story of what he must become to survive.

For him and the people he would come to love, the end is only the beginning.

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Killjoy

by

Levar Ravel









She’s the death of any party.

He’s the death of anyone he’s paid to kill.

A woman of plain living, Gwen Orangegrave would rather balance budgets all day than enjoy life.  Maybe you can’t help being a killjoy, when you work for the biggest mob in Boston and you’re married to the boss, a man even stricter than you.

Corbin Locke, the mob’s man in Congress, shows Gwen a new life and reignites old feelings—until he throws her over and cheats the mob all in one day.  To get their revenge on him, the mob hires only the best: a nameless hitman so young and cheerful, you’d never know he’s the master of faking suicides.

As the woman scorned, Gwen goes along at first.  But when doubts come, she seeks another solution.  Risking the wrath of both mob and assassin, her search will confront her with what she lost in the past, and who she might save in the future.  She must fight for a man’s life—and perhaps hers, too—while evading the grim reapers who roam Boston.

Little does Gwen know how deep her quest will take her into the hitman’s world of dark magic. Killjoy or not, can she prove any match for the best killer in the world?

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Call a Spade

by

D. M. Griffin







"CALL A SPADE is set in the near future, in bombastic President Charles Wolfe’s America. Eight year old Jasper Brown has Apert's Syndrome, a genetic condition that results in severe physical deformities and numerous other health issues.  That's why, when his family receives word that he has been accepted as a participant in a new medical trial run by famed French geneticist Jean Thierry-Delvoix, they rush to accept.  What Jasper and his parents don't know is that this medical trial could potentially change the course of history.

In fact, Thierry-Delvoix’s new form of genetic therapy produces very different results than anyone expects – results such as telekinesis, telepathy, and even the ability to spontaneously produce raging fireballs and lightning bolts.  But this inevitably draws the attention of people in power – people like Charles Wolfe, who will do anything to add these capabilities to his already-vast arsenal of weapons. 

Jasper, who is the reluctant leader of his peers, must find a way to deal with Wolfe while simultaneously guarding against a far more potent threat – one that neither side has anticipated. When the clash between these forces inevitably takes place, Wolfe’s wish to “see some fireworks” is granted – in spades."

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Day of the Tiger

by

Dallas  Gorham








It is better to live for one day as a tiger than to live for a thousand years as a sheep.
—Tibetan Proverb

Why does a tiger rescue a sheep?
Tank Tyler is a wealthy member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame—the perfect tiger, both personally and financially. His friend Al Rice has suffered at the mercy of drugs and self-pity for the last sixteen years.

What mystery entangles the lives of these two men?
Despite Tank’s outward success, he shares a secret that ruined Rice's life and turned Tank's dreams into nightmares.

Rice swears he’ll turn his life around, but he's promised that before
Monster Moffett, a loan shark who crushed Rice’s hand with a ball-peen hammer when he couldn't pay his debt, targets Rice and even threatens Rice's mother, Doraleen. In fear for her life, Doraleen begs Tank for help. Tank hires Private Investigator Carlos McCrary to protect both Doraleen and his friend Rice. But Rice has vanished.

McCrary’s search for Rice uncovers Moffett’s sleazy underbelly of sex trafficking, alien smuggling, and forced prostitution.

McCrary needs more than brawn, balls, and bullets to sort out this mess.
When McCrary confronts a knife-wielding African warrior in Moffett’s hidden headquarters, he faces deadly odds of ever seeing the light of day.

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The Last Train

by

Michael Pronko








In this Tokyo-based mystery, Detective Hiroshi Shimizu is comfortable investigating white collar crime from the safety of his office, but when an American businessman turns up dead, he learns how close homicide and suicide can appear in a city full of high-speed trains just a step—or a push—away.

Hiroshi teams up with ex-sumo wrestler Sakaguchi to scour Tokyo’s hostess clubs, sacred temples, and skyscraper offices to find the elusive killer—a woman who’s learned to play the high-stakes game of insider information—before she extracts her final revenge—which just might be him.

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Kill Devil Falls

by

Brian Klingborg







When U.S. Marshal Helen Morrissey is tasked with collecting a fugitive bank robber from a remote town in the Sierra Nevadas, she braces for a rough trip. After all, with a name like Kill Devil Falls, her destination must be a real hellhole.

Turns out that it’s worse than she imagined. Much worse. After barely surviving a white-knuckle drive in what she suspects is a sabotaged car, she’s stuck in a virtual ghost town populated by a handful of oddballs and outcasts. But it’s not until her prisoner turns up dead that Helen realizes she’s in real trouble.

There are secrets buried below the surface of Kill Devil Falls. Secrets worth killing for.

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5.0 out of 5 starsAn entertaining read that I couldn't put down...
ByC. Shepardon April 14, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

I loved this book. It hooked me from the start and kept me turning the pages until the surprising end. The main character was refreshing and unpredictable. She's the kind of heroine we need a lot more of in books today. Brain Klingborg's writing is sophisticated, clear and well crafted. His descriptive abilities brought me straight into this dark, mysterious Northern California town. The bizarre and mercurial inhabitants kept me fumbling in the dark along side them! A page turner and refreshing. I look forward to the next one...

5 starsThis thriller is an entertaining blend of 'Fargo' and 'Deliverance'!
ByJonon April 11, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

The action gets started quickly in this debut novel by Brian Klingborg and the author doesn't take his foot off the 'adrenaline pedal' until the very end. A book that started as an enjoyable diversion became a satisfying weekend of page turning suspense. I hope we see more from this author, he has a unique voice and doesn't follow the conventions that you'll find in most books these days.


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A Burning in the Darkness

by

A P Mcgrath








The devoted Michael Kieh is wrongfully convicted of murder at one of the world’s busiest airports where he is a full time faith representative. A series of brief encounters with a soul mate has eased his loneliness, but ultimately he chooses to protect a young witness who could prove his innocence. As a boy, Michael witnessed appalling abuses of power, including the killing of a missionary priest who refused to betray young Michael. But there was a first love that he left behind in the brutal confusion of war. When she and Michael cross paths once more, they battle to prove his innocence in a foreign, hostile country.
 
The novel will be free on Amazon from Monday 12th June to Friday 16th June 2017.  Or you can download a sample from Amazon

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'John Smith – Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars' is a work of dystopian fiction some reviewers have declared as important as George Orwell's '1984' and Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’.  John Smith is the last survivor.  He is the only one left with knowledge of Earth that was, an Earth that didn't have 12 continents.

One lone reporter, such as the title is awarded by the largest newspaper in the land, circulation 5500, printed weekly, has been sent to capture and document Earth that was.  Even though the token few alive now were born after the 12 continents formed, they feel something is missing.  Not a physical thing, but a connection, a past.  That is at least, in part, the justification for sending this reporter, Susan, out to speak with John Smith, Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars
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She arrives with a single question. “What were the Microsoft Wars?” She expects a straightforward answer, something short and concise, easy for both her and her readers to understand. Instead, John Smith decides it is time to fulfill his mission in life. He tells her she has no frame of reference with which to understand the answer to the question she asked. Desperate for an article, she agrees to take notes while John provides the frame of reference needed to answer her question.

Unable to write the story, in truth, unable to believe much of it, Susan, does the first journalistic thing of her life. She publishes the transcript of the entire interview for her readers. Fantastic claims journeying forward in time from Atlantis to the Mayans to the Druids to the Georgia Guidestones. Claims backed up by wondrous things her people have never seen. DVDs, computers, solar panels, microwave ovens and a pen that writes upside down.

When he spins his tale of a craft with people in it launched into space she both declares him mad and demands proof. When evening falls another magical contraption, called a telescope, allows her to view an orbiting station where men and women would go and stay for months on end. Having seen this, she must concede there really could have been boats which sailed underwater. Maybe there really was a Joan of Arc with a heart that remained untouched by flame? Perhaps the answer she got was the answer she really needed?

So much gets lost over time.


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The Junkyard Kids

by

Caleb Broderick







Witnessing the gruesome murder of his parents and nearly becoming a victim himself, leaves a boy psychologically disturbed and homeless.  Along with this, he must protect his younger brother, and years later they form a bond with other young outcasts, eventually taking refuge in an abandoned junkyard.

By chance, two criminals stop by the junkyard one night, leading him to witness yet another murder.  Shortly after, he kills the murderer in self-defense, and he and his junkyard friends quickly get rid of the bodies and the evidence.  Unfortunately, they realize they must leave the city to avoid being caught.

However, things take a different turn when they accidentally stumble on the identity of his parents' murderer, and soon they decide to track him down.  But before long they learn that the murderer not only stays one step ahead of them but enjoys playing cat and mouse with his pursuers.

The protagonist eventually discovers something about his brother that adds more to the search, a search for himself, even while his sanity and heroic efforts to do the right thing seem to circle the drain.  His fate is balanced on a knife's edge, almost literally, and the reader is left wondering to the end what will finally happen.

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The Deified

by

M J Moore







Six damaged women find family and purpose while living and working on an orchard under the guidance of Jude, the man who saved them from themselves.  Their faith is rewarded with the coming of a new generation, born away from the dangers and distractions of a world to which none of them care to return.

But Jude wants to create a new world, one in which mores and laws don't exist, and one which his children, The Deified, will rule.

Each of the children will be put through a series of increasingly disturbing trials that will change some of them irreversibly, and determine not only the roles they will play in the new world, but whether or not they will live to see it.

When Jude saves, innocence burns.

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Revelation and Retribution

by

AK Pittman








Someone in St. Louis is taking out the trash.

When 15 bodies—all lowlifes, some of them exotically executed—pile up in one day, veteran homicide detective Pat McConnell knows immediately that something out of the ordinary is happening.  And when Father Walter Brown hears a familiar and unrepentant voice in his confessional, he realizes something truly sinister is at work.

But the public, fueled by the intrepid—and well-funded—reporting of one Ms. Rosalind Williams, has a new cult hero: The Angel.  So even while the body count continues to rise, the mayor’s office finds itself walking a precarious tightrope.  As competing interests in the Angel compound, improbable alliances must scramble to solve the city’s problem by any means necessary.

A tale that questions everyone’s motives and ponders the true nature of evil, Revelation and Retribution offers dark and gritty insight into humanity’s inescapable impulses and unavoidable struggles.


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Sweet Oil of Vitriol

by

Daniel Eagleton









Ever get the feeling the staff wants to kill you?

After a government sanctioned hit goes spectacularly wrong, Mossad agent Thomas is blamed for the mission’s failure by his superiors, ousted before completing his very first job.  Desperate to prove himself, Thomas accepts an offer from his former handler, Yakov, to assassinate Jacob Okonjo, the head of the African Union.  It seems Jacob is allowing certain parties to control Africa’s lucrative diamond trade, and in doing so has made some powerful enemies.  But like that Mossad hit-team caught on camera in Dubai a few years back, how is Thomas supposed to terminate such a prominent figure without being caught on CCTV?  The answer: to work undercover as a room-service waiter at a top London hotel, where, in a few months’ time, Jacob Okonjo will be staying.

It’s the perfect plan.  Jacob is to be administered an untraceable poison, and afterwards, even if there is an investigation, a trusted member of staff like Thomas will be above suspicion.  That’s the idea, anyway.  In the meantime, he’s to suffer month after month of boring, menial employment, serving rich, famous people dinner, when he should be making a name for himself amongst the intelligence community.  Because you can bet this never happened to Bond or Bourne.  Never had to work for tips, subjugating themselves like some average, everyday citizen.


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Coping with Death and Destruction

by

Arrison Kirby








The book is a collection of twelve, high concept, multi-part short stories reflecting on and inspired by the death and transformation of the year 2016.  It serves as an elegy for that period of time, submerging into dark themes of loss, extracting what irreverence and hopefulness it can, and reflecting it through a prism of an eternal universe.

Sorted astrologically, the stories sometimes span generations, depicting conflict based around such themes as apocalypse, dreams, aging, dying, ghosts, the afterlife, animals, nature, global politics and pop culture.  Location also varies, taking the reader through several American states to North Korea, Africa, the Philippines and beyond - often peppered with heavy doses of Southern Gothic sensibility.

In the book, you can read about religion based on pop science fiction and fantasy, a 1960's lounge singer marginalized by the Beatles, or a mixture of drugs that allows the user to summon the dead.  

Several of the tales blend fact into the fiction, nodding to the cultural giants whose deaths loomed over the year 2016: David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Carrie Fisher and others.  These are detailed and developed stories, intended to instill within the reader a sense of timelessness and a comfort in the notion of infinity.


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How Speleology Restored My Sex Drive

by

Michael Bernhart








"Some people can’t stay out of trouble.  Happily married, the parents of two precocious nine-year old girls, and comfortably off, Max and Sally Brown should have it easy.  Not yet; that’s where the little girls come in.  The twins maneuver their parents into a dangerous treasure hunt through abandoned gold mines.  As Max forewarns, “the closer you get to the treasure the more competitors show up, some of whom don’t play by the rules.”  The competitors in this case are seven Klansmen who believe that the object of the treasure hunt, a large cache of Confederate gold, is theirs to finance a second rebellion.

"Set in northern Georgia, the couple combat bears, snakes, and the Klan to protect those they love. Their most cunning and committed adversaries, though, turn out to be their own children."


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Demons

by

WD Jackson









A brutal series of murders with no suspects and no motives.  A family torn apart by supposed supernatural activity.  A detective struggling to solve two cases at once.
One case threatens more bodies, the other to destroy Detective Inspector Daniel Graves's reputation.  

As both become ever more complicated Daniel will need to face his inner demons and put an end to the murders before it's too late.


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A Violent Light

by

Jim Baton









The Youth For Peace Fresh Start Initiative gathers ten Muslim and ten Christian youth from ten nations around the world to learn new paths to peace.  But the camp staff have some highly unorthodox teaching techniques.  And when one by one the youth start disappearing, some of them wonder if the staff might not have an entirely different agenda.  Those left behind must work together to solve the mystery before they also disappear.  Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, the entire world is watching…

Jim’s third novel of the Peace Trilogy confronts American prejudice head-on.  Pursuing world peace today will require a generation committed to a deeper level of trust and cooperation than ever before.


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Alaska charter boat captain Frank Mattituck has established a tranquil fishing life that allows him to keep the haunting of his past at bay.  He has a successful business and a solitary personal life that provides him control over his world.  That is, until his sense of justice is awakened by the murder of a close friend and his solitude is broken by the rekindling of his relationship with Monica Castle.

Suddenly, Mattituck finds he can no longer hide, and he finds himself helping State Trooper Todd Benson track down killers and criminals in Alaska, forming a unique crime-fighting duo.  In Skipper’s Oath, the first book in The Frank Mattituck Series, Mattituck’s life is turned upside-down by the disappearance of a friend.  Mattituck sets out to find him, only to find himself face-to-face with a ruthless killer who turns his attention on Mattituck.  The killer chases him through the Alaska wilderness and seas, and Mattituck must tap into his outdoors ingenuity to survive.

The tables turn and Frank Mattituck and Trooper Todd Benson embark on a wild pursuit of the ruthless killer terrorizing the waters of Prince William Sound. Mattituck goes from Charter Boat Skipper to taking an oath to serve the law enforcement needs of the people of Alaska, ultimately putting him at a crossroads where he can either walk away and continue his life of hiding, or square off with his demons and make a difference in the world around him.


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The Rise and Fall of the Horde

by

Nick Latorre








Hooligans in college form a posse called The Horde and have a whole bunch of adventures centered on alcohol, sex, and bad behavior.

You may find it is in the mold of Animal House or I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell.

Nick LaTorre is the author of the books The Gospel of the Rauschmonstrum and Further Sketches of the Rauschmonstrum. In his free time he enjoys going out and having a ball followed by silent contemplation. You haven’t heard the last of him.

 
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Legal Thriller








Kristen Kerry starts her own law firm after meeting her first client the tragic Dunn family who have lost their baby due to a hospital error. Kristen becomes involved with a crook the case leads to murder and Kristen is charged. She must use the discovery process in the case to find the person framing her, but solving the puzzle will require Kristen to fight for her life.


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Historical fiction, business thriller






Gordon Zuckerman writes his works of historical fiction with the informed eyes and ears of an international businessman who is a student of history.  Following the sale of his company in 2005, he decided to spend time researching what the real story behind the story of contemporary defining events, might have been.

Each of the events, in a different format are repeating themselves today.  Impressed by how often irresponsible leadership utilizes the privileges of 'free-enterprise' to pursue self-serving agendas, often at the expense of others, he decided to share his findings with a broader audience of interested readers.

Utilizing the genre of Historical Thriller" he is able to tell his historically rooted plots through the fictional lives of his principal characters.  Mr. Zuckerman has been convinced how the combined efforts of a small group of dedicated, resourceful problem solving, entrepreneurial leaders, "The Six Sentinels" are capable of solving big problems.

In each book, he identifies a different defining problem of interest.  He follows by telling the story of the "Sentinels' opposition to the self-serving objectives of differing combinations of industrial resources, the financial support of "Wall Street", and the acquired support of government influence.

As each book unwinds, the reader is able to share in the lives of the Sentinels and the interesting people they encounter along the way.  Romance, intrigue, disappointment, trust, betrayal, and threats of intimate danger are never very far away.  Intellectually he can visit some of the world's great cities, smaller towns, and villages of interest, have drink or enjoy a great meal in some of the world's great restaurants, private clubs, and luxury hotels.


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by

Shawn Hartje









For seventeen-year-old Jason Krabb, high school life in 1990s Idaho is a world of cargo shorts, cassette tapes, and junk food. Plagued equally by algebra and puberty, Jason sets out to find a girlfriend and become a rock guitarist. His quest is irreversibly jolted when he attends a bonfire and meets an alluring girl from the other side of town and a rag tag crew who are bringing gas lines through the desert in order to keep the lights on in Portland and Seattle, places where Jason hopes to find his nirvana as a guitarist.

Meanwhile, things deteriorate at home. Jason's pediatrician mom, Leah, sadly faces the twilight of her parenting years while his father, Curtis, contends with the enormity of running a big ticket research laboratory and coming to terms with his son's wayward path.

Pipeliner is at once a coming of age love story and a comical timestamp of early 90s family life. Set in the fictional Idaho town of Helen Springs, pop. 58,000, its characters are as vibrant as the lofty peaks and purple sunsets of the high desert. Here we find rich farmers, poor ranchers, dutiful Mormons, government honchos, disgruntled vets, drug-dealing bruisers, irksome teachers, and spirited students, all doing their best to keep the lights on.


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Detective "Cadillac" Holland Mystery Series Book 3







The oath Detective Cooter “Cadillac” Holland swore to defend his home against foreign and domestic enemies is put to the test when evil men from both sides of the border start a war on the eve of Mardi Gras, an election, and the first Super Bowl in Saints’ history.

A shadowy operation has resurrected the blueprints for the classified operation that nearly got Detective Holland killed in Iraq, and now threatens his life again.

When Detective Holland’s friends and family are also put at risk, he is forced to call upon the skills and mind-set learned as a Special Forces and Intelligence operative to keep the peace between local heroin dealers and a violent Mexican drug cartel, outsmart a defense contractor, and take on a loose-cannon Federal official out to cover the tracks of a deal gone bad to avert a bloodbath when New Orleans can least afford it.


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Spark D'Ark








Janus Quadrifrons is a dark mind game written in order to manipulate your perception of Human Identity, Self Awareness,Freedom of Choice, Reality and Time.

Janus has the ability to connect with other people's conciousness. Alex enhances that ability at a secret, dystopian laboratory using genetic engeneering, quantum mechanics and advanced technology in order to bend Reality and Time. Mark is a doctor who maintains the balance between Janus and Alex.

Each one of them is on a quest for his own personnal "Happy Ending" while both "Happy" and "Ending" are deceitful.





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MF Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle

Sci - Fi







THE MOST DANGEROUS OPERATION In 2038, the human race is in a death spiral, and most people do not even know it yet. Technology that was supposed to make us better and stronger instead is birthing a strange and terrible plague we may not be able to stop. When the young daughter of Josh Scribner, a wealthy tech entrepreneur, starts to succumb to the illness, he dedicates his fortune in a desperate effort to save her life. Working with a friend & celebrated physicist, Josh develops the ability to send objects back through time. Their goal to recruit an agent in the past who might change our fatal path. In our present day, a broken and traumatized Air Force veteran finds a strange message in the woods, drawing her into an adventure spanning decades. All humanity is at stake, as she and her small group of friends become the unlikely heroes taking up the secret fight against our future doom. MF Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle, authors of the acclaimed sci-fi thriller Seeing by Moonlight, are back with this time-twisting adventure that asks if our own destiny can be healed.

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A collection of Short Stories

by

Indrajit GARAI








In this collection, meet:
Guillaume, who gives up everything to protect his child; young Mathew, who stakes his life to save his home; and François, who makes the biggest sacrifice to rescue his grandson.


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by
Lisa Gordon

Psychological Thriller







The DREAM which made her life a NIGHTMARE.

A series of deaths which the police think are unfortunate drownings date back to 1987; but Gaby, the only witness in all that time, is about to realise that something far more sinister is going on!
A strange recurring dream is haunting young lawyer Gaby; she seeks help from a psychologist and a psychic as she tries to figure it out.  Then......it hits her; the memory floods back!  Suddenly everything she thought she knew about herself, her family and her past is cast into doubt.

Someone she loves is a KILLER.


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by

Glen Craney






Rookie State Department lawyer Jaqueline Quartermane was never much good at puzzles. But now she must solve a mysterious ancient palindrome to thwart a global religious conspiracy that reaches across five centuries.

Praise for THE VIRGIN OF THE WIND ROSE:

"An exciting journey across time, with more twists and turns than a strawberry Twizzler. Craney has produced a page-turning adventure, with crisp, clean and measured prose... The research behind the stories is massive, lending credence to the cast of characters and authenticity to the historic periods. This is a highly recommended historical thriller in the manner of Dan Brown." -- QUARTERDECK MAGAZINE

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GYPSYROAD

by

Graeme Shanks








Gypsyroad . . . that's what my life has become. Ever since being young, death has been prevalent. Unexpected and unexplained death. People just collapsed and died after coming into contact with me, and I had no clue as to how and why. I had to find answers and religion didn't help.

These deaths eventually led me to finding out about 'Collective-consciousness' and knowledge of the After-life, but not before anxiety and guilt led me to become a world wide itinerant traveller. This all guided me to the realm of horticulture, plant intelligence, and the importance of meditation.

Eventually I found answers, and also found out . . .


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My Abigail

by

David Kummer
Psychological Thriller







Abigail had a secret.
I knew it soon after meeting her.
She was different than other girls, and not just because she actually showed some interest in me. She was really different. I loved it. I loved her.

But Abigail had a secret.

Damian told me so, the first time I met him. I wasn’t sure whether to believe him or not. He wasn’t trustworthy. He wasn’t nice. He was a terrifying figure, the embodiment of fear. But he was right.
She had a secret.
I’m sorry I keep repeating it. It’s still hard to believe. How could somebody so gentle, nice, and loving be so… scary?

That’s the only word I knew to describe her after it all ended. Everything about her being was scary.
Abigail was my life, I told myself. She was my everything.
She left me with nothing.
If she was my life, does that make this suicide?


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Breathe

by

Layden Robinson

Horror







Breathe is a collection of horror-suspense short stories from the twisted mind of Layden Robinson. Tales of elegant mania that will leave you helpless and yearning for more.


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The Damaged

by

Simon Law
Psychological Thriller / Horror







The storm of '87 had been the greatest, most ferocious storm to have hit Britain in centuries. The suffering that ensued was plentiful, but none more so than that of little Matthew mason, whose parents were brutally murdered in the midst of the storm by a homeless man desperate to find shelter.
After 25 years of torment, Matthew is released from a mental institute under the watchful eye and care of Tammy Atkins, a care worker with a secret history of alcohol abuse and self-harm.
As Matthew struggles to adapt to his new found liberty, he finds himself continuously plagued by the demons of his past. Haunted by strange and ghastly images and urges, Matthew sets himself upon a path of vengeance; determined to seek out his parents' killer and put his demons to rest once and for all.


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Young Adult









"It has been four years since Ethan Daniels stepped foot in Crown City. Four long years that he allowed everyone to believe he was dead and gone, but now he is back and with a vengeance. After the gruesome death of his adopted sister at the hands of a merciless gang, there is nothing he wants more than revenge. He can't sleep, he can't think, all he hears are her cries in his ears and all he see's is her death in his mind. Ethan comes home to take on one of the world’s most notorious crime lords in his bid for revenge but he doesn't expect a reunion with Katrina, the girl he loved as a boy. After multiple re-encounters with her, Ethan's resolve begins to waver as he is forced to realize that he can't have both love and revenge. Retribution exacts a price and fate, well, she has plans of her own."

The 2nd-highest seller for The Zharmae Publishing Press in 2014, it is available through all major retailers - Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Hastings


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Suspense / Thriller








At eighteen it’s tough to decide a life path when the threat of pandemic hangs over the world, your brother is the genius who engineered the plague, and you’re repeatedly drawn into the fight against the terrorists spreading it. Plenty of people would kill an Abernathy on sight so it would be wise for Mar to visit the dojo, otherwise play invisible, but her brother is manipulating her into another adventure.

In regards to R. Mac Wheeler and his twenty-eighth novel urges you to visit his blog.


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The Gold Club

by

David Haskell

Crime Thriller 







Business is booming at the mega-conglomerate Sahara Corporation, but nowhere moreso than in the company’s exclusive Gold Club program. Ted Ward, a mid-level, mid-career clock-watcher, is the mastermind behind the venture — unbeknownst to his employers, he has created this VIP experience right under their noses, and is using it to line his own pockets.

Gold Club clients pay dearly for the privilege, but the rewards are extraordinary. With the mighty weight of Sahara's vast infrastructure at their disposal, Ted, computer genius and partner-in-crime Philip Caldorian, and their team of co-conspirators build an empire. Bypassing heavyweight kingmakers and bureaucratic intermediaries altogether, they ignite the online rankings and launch their clients’ creations out of obscurity and into the stratosphere.

As the rogue band of conspirators hack deeper into the system, they forge strong interpersonal relationships with their clientele in a mutually beneficial exchange. But when Ted starts dating an up-and-coming singer/songwriter named Til Nune, he invites her into the club and promotes her interests above the rest, pitting friend against friend as resentments flare and accusations mount.

Ruthless CEO Dennis Hamm and his security bloodhound Hank Fangue are closing in. The chase is on to take out the schemers without killing the golden goose. Intimidation, treachery and sabotage take hold. And the perils of public humiliation, financial devastation, lengthy imprisonment and more dire consequences threaten to plunge the gold club into chaos and ruin.

From the Author:

Here is it -- The Gold Club. My second book. One I'm proud of for a number of reasons, even if it did take a half a year longer than planned. Maybe especially because it took so long. When it comes to this whole authorship thing, I'm in uncharted territory every exciting step of the way. Just getting another one done is an accomplishment unto itself. Done well is a matter best left up to others to determine, but I can say that I'm happy with the story and my characters turned out. In a sense, I sort of feel like this is a bigger deal than the first one. Taking a chance and putting your work out there for people to judge is tough enough in the first place. Once you know how that feels, the good and the bad, it feels even more daunting the second time around. The excitement of publishing is still as awesome as the last time, though, which makes up for it in spades. I hope that rush never fades even as I work my way up into more and more frequent publications.


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Who killed Marcus Aurelius? Who plucked the purple pearl ring from his finger? How did someone get passed the door locked from the inside? And which villain will rise to claim the Roman Empire?

The Derby and Delaronde Time Travel Company are employed to find out. But as Sir Reginald Derby and Hannah Delaronde dig through the courtly intrigue of Ancient Rome they find threads of darker mystery that will drag them from antiquity, to the roaring twenties and to the Lunar Colonies of the 23rd Century.

What is the Curse of the Purple Pearl?



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Fantasy / Romance







CK―Christopher Knight―has always dreamt about being a hero, but hanging from the ceiling of a cave being tortured, and getting his face pummeled by an orc, wasn’t part of the dream. Growing up the bastard son of a tavern wench never promised a hope for any future. But when the city is attacked, and the mayor puts out the call for people to investigate the crisis, CK leaps into the flames. Thrust into a hodge-podge group of unknown, untested mercenaries, CK must train, trust, and risk everything to become a hero of legend. But in a world teeming with elves, dwarves, giants, and dragons, and danger lurking around every corner, all odds are against him!


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Pilgrim
by
Terrence Atwood

Science Fiction Thriller









An exploratory probe is launched into space on a mission to investigate the possibility of extraterrestrial life. However, a cabal of military forces have covertly converted the probe into a weapon of mass destruction - arming it with a nuclear payload.
When the launch of the craft goes awry, the probe crashes back on Earth and begins carrying out its mission – eradicating all life. It’s up to Catherine Tennison, an intrepid NASA scientist, and Army Colonel Walt Macken to capture and disarm the probe before it brings about Armageddon.



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by

Paul MacDonald

 Humorous Mystery Thriller




The first book in a NEW detective series that just might make you quit your day job.

Chuck Restic hates his job. A 20-year career working in the risk-averse world of Human Resources for a large corporation has left him comfortably numb... and incredibly bored.

So when a co-worker goes missing without a trace, Chuck ventures out of the confines of his Los Angeles skyscraper into the great city down below. His search for the missing man leads him from the shady underworld of Armenian mobsters to the billion-dollar land developments that serve as the lifeblood of the city. Murder lurks at every turn.

Chuck's HR background proves more valuable as a moonlighting private detective than it does in the office. Chuck may not be your typical detective (he prefers a passive-aggressive approach over the old-fashioned fisticuffs kind) but he is amusingly effective at solving crimes.

The Chuck Restic series is a fun romp that mashes traditional mystery with a scathing send-up of Corporate America. 


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Fantasy Adventure


   

Long ago, when the earth was young, four ancient beings created man to be the bastion of the earth and its creatures, but when the Great Tyrant came and chased the Ancients away, the world was transformed into a place of fear and isolation. Over time, humans lost their connection with a world they had been created to protect, they forgot the ways of their ancient creators, and accepted the Tyrant’s lies as truths from the mouth of a god.
   Now, deep in the forests that surround Gray Mountain, two bears find a small child that is abandoned and left for dead. The bears name him Evercloud, raise him as a member of their kingdom, and teach the boy of the Ancients, all underneath the light of the Everflame, the flame that burns atop Gray Mountain as a monument to the integrity and spirit of the bears.
   As Evercloud grows, rumors reach the bear kingdom of the Ancients’ return, and now the young man must leave his home to find them, and help save the world he holds dear.
   Will Evercloud lose himself in the darkness of the Great Tyrant’s lies, or will he have the courage to judge his own heart, the strength to master the darkness, and the faith to follow his purpose until it burns within his heart like the Everflame?


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