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Seth Halleway

Publisher: Independently published (February 16, 2022)

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After centuries of warfare, a world of conquerers has at last defeated their enemies and destroyed their god-like creators. With their society now teetering on collapse and an aging ruler close to death, two young scions from legendary imperial families contend to take control. One has a progressive vision for changing their world by integrating their former enemies. The other has a darker plan that calls for the expulsion and extermination of those who once opposed them. Only one can succeed, and their struggle to destroy each other may be the spark that burns their empire to ashes.

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Publisher: Black Opal Books (November 9, 2019)

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DA VINCI CODE meets TOMB RAIDER in this award-winning thriller that #1 NYT bestselling author James Rollins called, "A book that defines 'page-turner.'"

Spain 1057: During a thunderous battle, the first King of Aragon wrestles Alexander the Great's priceless Egyptian weapon from the Moors, but finds it holds a terrifying and mysterious power.

Nearly a thousand years later, on a fog-shrouded Napa Valley morning, gunshots and the sound of breaking glass rip through the silence. Maddy Marshall, an app designer with special martial-arts abilities, and her twin brother, Will Aragone, quickly run toward the sound. Horrified, they discover a sniper has cut down two members of their family.

Before the pool of blood on the living room floor is dry, their father sends the twins on a dangerous quest to recover Alexander's ancient weapon. Joined by a broad-shouldered friend who harbors a secret alliance with VanOps, an ultra-black covert agency, they soon discover the lethal sniper is from Russia.

They follow time-worn clues from a medieval Spanish castle to a lost warren under the streets of Jerusalem, racing to unlock the secrets that will lead them to an arcane power--before a hostile state seizes the power and cripples the United States.
To survive, they must go undercover and off-grid. No place is safe, a wrong move means death, and even a simple phone call is off-limits. Because now, the sniper has his sights set on them.

Fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, Steve Berry, and James Rollins will devour the pages of this instant #1 Barnes and Noble Nook bestseller.

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Publisher: Independently published (September 21, 2020)

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Clyde Williams just wanted to draw comic books. Life and death have other plans.

Brooklyn-born artist Clyde Williams has spent his life obsessing over comic books and chasing his big dream to one day break into the industry as a hot new artist. But chasing the dream isn’t easy. It’s tiring, dispiriting work.

And that was before the ghost of his recently murdered best friend and roommate, Kev Carpenter showed up at their apartment. Shocked and confused, the pair have been trying to establish some sense of their old status quo, of normality, but normality left town and isn’t coming back.

Instead, they get a knock at their front door. Rose Hadfield, agent of Hourglass, has some understanding of what it’s like to commune with the dead, living with the ghosts of her former military unit, and offers them the choice to educate themselves and train their abilities or remain under Hourglass’ scrutiny in the name of public safety.

Clyde’s long-held distrust of all things military and federal has him prepared to decline Rose’s offer. Kev, however, has other ideas. Being restless and detached from the world, he sees this as his only real option. A purpose. Wracked with sympathy for his best friend’s plight, Clyde accepts Rose’s offer on one condition: upon completion of his training, he will remain a civilian. A fair compromise.

Unbeknownst to Clyde and Kev, their acceptance of Rose’s offer has catapulted them on a collision course with an ex-KGB officer turned necromantic monk, and the ancient, wealthy, and morally dubious Cairnwood Society. Clyde and Kev will soon learn that death is only the beginning.

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Donald K. Hartman

Foreword by Rebecca Frost

Publisher: Themes & Settings in Fiction Press (3 May 2021)

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This is the second volume in the "Hypnotism in Victorian and Edwardian Era Fiction" series, published by Themes & Settings in Fiction Press. The two stories collected here were published during the time of the Jack the Ripper killings, and they are among the earliest fictional accounts dealing with the Whitechapel murders. Both of these stories have Jack the Ripper being an American, who traveled from New York City to London to commit the murders, and the Ripper commits his crimes while under the influence of hypnotism. The first story, "The Whitechapel Mystery; A Psychological Problem (“Jack the Ripper”)," is a novel authored by N. T. Oliver, and originally published in 1889 by the Eagle Publishing Company. The second story, “The Whitechapel Horrors,” is a short tale, published anonymously in two American newspapers, shortly after the murder of Mary Jane Kelly in November 1888. Also included is a lengthy biographical profile of Edward Oliver Tilburn. “N. T. Oliver” was a pseudonym for the highly interesting Edward Oliver Tilburn. Besides being an author, Tilburn was a minister, actor, lecturer, secretary for several cities’ Chambers of Commerce, snake-oil salesman, Christian psychologist, as well as an accused embezzler, shady real estate broker, and a self-proclaimed medical doctor.

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Miles Hunt

Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing ( February 02, 2021)

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“To control information is to control everything.”—Gorilla Industries

Welcome to the future – one that may already be here! A world of slave-like employment, profit over people, and consumption at all cost – where technology rules, advertising covers the sky and individual freedom has been handed over to the corporations. A world where the economy is God, community is dead and information has infested every aspect of life from virtual dreams to the non-stop 24-hour (fake) news cycle.

Meet Johnson, an Information Editor at Gorilla Industries – one of the Trade Bloc’s main media companies – who works unquestioningly for a system that keeps him down. Things begin to change when he hears the rebellious words of a masked reactionary known only as the Renegade. But how far will Johnson be willing to go to alter his life? And what risks will he take to uncover the truth behind everything?

The Information Editor is the first in a duology consisting of two contrasting visions of the future. This dystopian novel, set in a world of information control, rampant surveillance and unregulated capitalism will be followed shortly by a utopian vision called The Story Teller.

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Anubhav Anand

Publisher: Evincepub Publishing (6 June 2021)

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"Astrophysics Professor Arthur Kane Davis survived a mysterious war, way before the Prehistoric era, only to brew plans in the present era to face the upcoming war once again. At the same time, Shawn Hammer, Grisha Hathaway, and Ravin Bhan encountered their respective hardships in different locations, just to unite together at a certain point where their paths were deemed to be crossed together. This convergence that they thought was a coincidence didn’t turn out to be so. The trio learned several theories and notions about their specialty that they thought didn’t exist or had no check with reality. With the indulgence of Davis and other folks of their kind, the mystery began to unfold when they realized how large the picture was—they were the immediate descendants of the stars! Imagine, if the stars would have life, then so they would have immense powers—the powers that have kept them alive for aeons; the powers that sometimes destroyed extraterrestrials and created chaos in the universe because the universe was divided between good and evil stars. But then…did the descendants know everything? Have they entirely understood the notions and the origin of their specialties and powers? Would they be able to adjust, or fate would be revamped upon some anomalies? And lastly…was it just about saving the universe from the evil stars or some conspiracy lied within the structure? In order to seek these answers, they’ll have to encounter multiple revelations…only to embrace the grandest revelation of all time."

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David Evans

Publisher: Loudhailer Books (June 2, 2021)

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On the cruise ship circuit, Sebastian McKenzie is a star. A brilliant pianist and singer, he entertains the wealthy guests every night in the piano bars and restaurants of the world’s leading cruise liners. But he never stays with the same ship for long. And some of the other entertainers have nicknamed him the Grim Reaper because whenever Sebastian is on board, people go missing.

After escaping from prison, Josef Werner is driven to a safe hideout in the Didim area of Turkey. He sets up his base in the beautiful bay of Akbuk and buys two isolated villas high on a hill overlooking the bay. But Werner has been followed by a private eye named Cortez, and the premises are bugged.

Max Cutler is an All-American boy: tall, blond and handsome, with a sharp wit and a keen eye for female company. A stand-out student at law school, he is immediately recruited into the Secret Service, to protect America’s interests overseas. Max is in Europe, breaking up a violent counterfeiting ring in Germany when he hears that his baby sister Elisa has disappeared from a cruise ship in Alaska.

In a gripping thriller crossing three continents, these three men find their fates are entwined.

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Lawrence Parlier

Publisher: Black Rose Writing; Illustrated edition (July 1, 2020)

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Kerry Vance is a legend, a leather-lunged, Grammy-nominated, heavy metal madman. When he dies under mysterious circumstances at the start of his latest European tour, his fans are crushed. To the outside world, it looks like just another rock-n-roll tragedy, another talented musician done in by excess. But there is much more at play than his family and friends realize.

As they try to come to terms with their loss, a mysterious woman from Kerry’s past comes to them and tells them that his death was no accident. And if things are to be set right, they’ll have to be willing to put everything on the line.

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Publisher: Independently published (November 18, 2020)

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An interesting monster…For a hundred years, he’s stolen art and gems from around the world, and he can look like anyone. Now Solomon Oni has taken a commission to rob something of devastating power from the Smithsonian’s religious artifact vault.

His only friend, other than a magical tattoo artist and the odd djinn, is a young misfit witch named Morgan. When supernatural thugs threaten her, he demonstrates just how much a former servant of the underworld can do to punish the wicked.

Sometimes it takes a monster to catch a monster. Fans of Ocean's Eleven and anime will enjoy this fantasy adventure.

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Publisher: Stairway Press (May 4, 2021)

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In this fourth adventure in the Deadly Odds cyberthriller series, reformed hacker Arnold Gold is plunged into a race against time when he's hired by a prestigious Seattle law firm to resolve a ransomware attack that threatens its very existence. But from the start, Arnold has ill-defined misgivings about his secretive, control-freak client, and suspects he's being used to cover up an inside job. But by who? And how far will the thief go to stay in the shadows?

The more he investigates, the more Arnold must walk a fine line between preserving his professional reputation and personal honor, especially when it becomes clear the thief is willing to move up to murder with Arnold Gold in the crosshairs.

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Laurie Stevens

Publisher: FYD Media, LLC (April 4, 2020)

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Detective Gabriel McRay investigates a cold case from 1988 involving a missing teenager named Nancy Lewicki. Evidence is sparse and Gabriel has no leads. Much to his dismay, a celebrity psychic, Carmen Jenette, hypes the unsolved case on her television show. Gabriel warns Carmen not to interfere.

Meanwhile, strange dreams of water and corpses haunt Gabriel's sleep. They unnerve him as he plans his wedding to LA County Medical Examiner, Dr. Ming Li. When the psychic's life is threatened, Gabriel connects the dots back to the missing girl and realizes his cold case is burning hot.

Someone doesn't want Nancy found and will kill to keep her hidden. This is the fourth book in the award-winning series that Kirkus Reviews calls, "A skillfully woven tapestry of subplots and character development" and what The Huffington Post refers to as "frighteningly great."

It stands alone, but if you read one, you'll want to read all four. Go for it. Gabriel invites you to follow his incredible psychological journey as he evolves from a victim who suffers from rage and depression to an enlightened man who has a chance to lead a happy life.

Readers who like Lisa Gardner's DD Warren series or Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles series will enjoy reading Laurie Stevens

Brittany Lewis

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Publisher: 770 Publishing

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Although human cloning has been a reality since the 1980s, Predator / Nomad is a story taking place in San Francisco, between 2000 and 2003. Dr. Jordan Roberts (scientific genius) has perfected human cloning and gone a step further with human growth acceleration.

    Jordan cultivates a sapphic affair with Saleh, an Arabian Princess, therein expanding her business and genetic research. Upon learning of Jordan's unethical dealings, Saleh vows to extradite Jordan back to Saudi to stand trial for her brother's murder. This proves difficult as Jordan has the protection of Evan Chan and other clones in San Francisco. Saleh's trapped at an impasse. 

    Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Price Laurel stumbles upon Jordan’s cloning plot. On a collision course with retribution, Price and Saleh must connect and bring Jordan to justice. The only problem is they haven't met each other.

    A story from out of left field and subversive in nature, Predator / Nomad tells a realistic story with fantastic elements. Daniel Micko asks us to look deeper into the words and actions of each character. Why does Price assault that house in Bayshore? Why does Saleh, a Saudi Royal, choose to hunt Jordan by herself? Why did Price move to San Francisco in the first place?

    Predator/Nomad, is an enthralling and terrifying read, urging relevance by presenting a world hurtling toward a game-changing medical advancement. Price’s journey through San Francisco reflects the odyssey we all take to chase down our dream and achieve a goal. Allegorically, people, in general, are more than what they seem. A cerebral look at social deviants.

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CK―Christopher Knight―has a secret, he’s a psionic; a human with the ability to will things to happen with the power of his mind. And while he has kept to the shadows, Christopher 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. 

When merchant ships start capsizing off the coast of Corsana, the port city mayor of Asic is forced to put out the call for adventurers to investigate. Seeing his chance at hand, CK leaps into the fire. Thrust into a hodge-podge group of unknown, untested, mercenaries―each with their own agendas for being there―CK must train, trust, and risk everything to become the hero he wants to be. 

Before him lies an unknown destiny, but as that destiny begins to reveal itself, and a villain to focus on emerges, the eyes of a powerful presence―far greater than any he could have imagined―will be drawn to him; that is if he can survive. And in a world teeming with goblins, orcs, giants, and dragons, and danger lurking around every corner, all odds are against him!

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Publication date: January 10, 2021

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A group of eclectic friends stumbled upon blood messages left on the school walls as a legend of “The Dunkirk” started circulating in their high school. A string of unfortunate events kept happening to members of their group. What was the tale of yore trying to tell them?

[Book 1 of 3 series]

A quick note about the author:

In the past ten years' career, A.X.Y. Grace's first passion was working with at-risk and in-risk youth (between ages of 13-18 who are under social welfare agencies' protection or on probation for having committed minor offenses).
The work involved curating vocational training programs and providing career guidance to the youth. At one point, she has also conducted leadership training for 700 youth volunteers from mainstream schools.

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Kerat Kaur Jhaj

Publisher: Kerat Kaur Jhaj (July 18, 2020)

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When she had woken up to a world consisting only of butchered human bodies, Kylie Lauder
had been lost and not sure of what to do, that was when William and David had shown up,
promising to fix her world.

But how much was their word worth?

As she stays hidden, from other Himagusians who had now taken over Earth, she discovered
secrets, even they didn't know.

The magical locket that the Emperor wears, can grant three wishes.

But has he used all three of them? Will the three of them be enough to fight off the emperor's
men as Kylie tries to snatch away the locket? Will it grant her wish of bringing humans back?
What if this is only a myth and she should avenge her people instead?

Or maybe ... she truly does love William enough to not care about her dead family and the human realm and this can be her happily ever after ...

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Craig Dinsell

Publisher: Loudhailer Books (December 15, 2020)

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Fen Morgan, Chief Investment Officer at XelFunds, is a brilliant investor, and an insufferable romantic. Living mostly in his head, he accumulates private collections, as he wanders alone through fictional mental landscapes, crammed with investment theories and shards of poetry.

When Fen is catapulted into a top job, a grisly tragedy strikes, and he is shaken to his core. Sardonic wit is no longer a sufficient defense. In despair, yet alive to the possibilities that may result, Fen searches for answers.

His colleague Grace, meanwhile, desperately tries to make her way through the Neanderthal tribes that occupy the C-suites of Wall Street. Uncertain that there is anything of worth in life beyond her ambition, Grace gambles on an act of betrayal that will determine her survival.

Winning is a gripping story of Wall Street, knives and chameleons, played out across an intriguing, international canvas. As Fen’s stock rises and Grace plays politics, they consider what it means to win the world but lose your soul.

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World Castle Publishing, LLC (December 13, 2020)

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Laurence Turner, a pharmacist from Sydney, is wracked with guilt after his fiancé dies on a sailing trip. The tragedy is followed by yet another fatal incident when he dispenses the wrong medication to a customer.

Laurence moves to the Clare Valley in South Australia for a fresh start, but when he stumbles across the dead body of a visiting American reporter, things take a turn for the worst.

The case explodes into far more than Laurence could ever expect with the arrival of a beautiful American woman, Skyler Hawthorne. Her troubles put Laurence in the path of both domestic and foreign agents, including a dangerous Russian spy who believes Laurence is hiding a secret.

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Adam Zerny

Raven Crest Publishing (November 10, 2020)

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Written during a background of the growth in populism and the far right, this roller-coaster of a novel will intrigue lovers of Robert Harris, Ken Follett, and Dan Brown.

In 1938, young English socialite Liberty Barnham heads to Munich to attend finishing school. Through the pages of her private diary, she records her entrance into German high-society. Liberty's appealing mix of naivety and spirit sees her caught up in a whirl of social events, weekend retreats, and political rallies, becoming close to Hitler and his inner circle.

Through her eyes, we see how Hitler becomes increasingly powerful and how his charisma enabled him to lead his nation to war.

So who is the woman, broken of spirit, mourning the loss of a child, and feeling utterly betrayed by her lover? 

In present-day London, ex-journalist Tom McCartney acts as political advisor to ambitious Foreign Secretary Charlie Pembroke, who would do anything to become Prime Minister - including making a pact with the right-wing German Chancellor.

Amid a toxic political environment of distrust, misinformation, and back-stabbing, McCartney begins to unwrap a mystery. His investigations take him to Berlin and Paris, and into a battle against time to break the code that unlocks the past. Can he discover how the Foreign Secretary is connected to the long-dead Liberty before it is too late?

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Publisher: Oslo & Bangs Publishing
Genre / category: Action-Adventure Upper middle-grade/YA

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William Teller Fontaine (‘Tell’) is an involuntary witness to an atrocious act, committed by a creature he’s never seen: a beast makes one of his peers at Theffects School for Troubled Boys disappear.
When Tell is discharged from school and left to fend for himself, it will take a series of adventures to find the beast, a creature that belongs to the most unlikely of children… himself.

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Watch a book trailer for Tell on YouTube

Read the first pages:

Visit L.N. Mayer

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-Do you have what it takes to rise above the walls?

Journey of Rise is a post-apocalyptic adventure set in a time when humanity is segregated by giant border walls. Most people believe that the walls have always been there, separating humanity into easily controlled sectors.

Rise is a peasant living in Sector 2128 and is forced to scrounge for survival day after day, as well as avoid the ruthless servants of the king. Things get much worse when he is suddenly ripped away from the woman he loves and becomes a fugitive running for his life.

To find his lost love he must do the impossible: travel beyond the wall into a different sector. As he travels the sectors, he unravels the mysteries of the past and discovers what really happened to the world. Each sector is more dangerous than the last and he must adapt quickly to the rules of survival for each one. Rise soon finds out that the king is sending deadly servants to capture him.

In order to survive and find the woman he loves, Rise will need to confront these cunning villains, and in doing so, conquer his fears.

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Cotton Candy Killer


The book will be published by Solstice Press on or about December 1, 2020

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Raven Balback took a bullet to the brain, and the injury left her with a tortured left side incapable of useful movement. She and her service dog, Millie, have lived in Georgetown, SC, since she killed her husband three hundred and sixty-one days ago.

     Establishing a life, dealing with her guilt, and avoiding prison provided enough of a challenge until a woman she met the day before turns up dead at Raven’s place of employment. The murderer encased his victim’s head in cotton candy, but the reasons for her death were not so sweet.

     The deceased woman was the mother of an Appeals Court Judge who had told the court her aged mother required a legal guardian. Raven becomes suspicious of Angela, the woman’s daughter, when she discovers her father died in a skiing accident last year.
     Due to the crime, Raven is fired from her position and must take work with the most clueless person she has ever met, a pet psychic and social worker. As a part of her sensitivity training, Raven is required to assume identities and handicaps she does not have. Pretending to be fat, deaf, a nun, an old man, and a retired rodeo bronc rider allow her to investigate Eileen’s murder without drawing attention to her identity or crime.

This is the second novel in this series. The first, Reclaiming Raven, was published by Solstice Publishing in 2018

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E. K. Ndanguzi

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Jonathan and his brother Richie lose their loving father in a plane crash when they are ten and three years of age. They are then raised by their emotionally distant, single and later, alcoholic mother. Jonathan with the support of his Uncle Brandon eventually graduates from University but Richie becomes a troubled young man and drops out from school, becoming an alcoholic like his mother.

Jonathan then meets and falls in love with Emilie, a successful lawyer six years his senior through his womanizing best friend Marcus, but he abruptly ends the relationship without any apparent reason. Heartbroken, Emilie suspects that Jonathan was never serious about her because of their age gap, something her best friend Beatrice had been telling her repeatedly. Beatrice’s dislike for Jonathan, however, is based on something else completely.

Although desperate for order and to live his best life, Jonathan is overwhelmed with the constant fear of everything around him falling apart at any moment as he struggles with money, job security, and his family. He is unaware that there are forces he cannot see, influencing his every move and ultimately his life and his fear of total chaos may soon be realized unless he faces the Smilodon…

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Stephen Heubach

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The innocent and naïve Daniel is a hard-working family man, devoted to his wife Linda and young son, Sam, but smarting after an unreliable business partner lets him down: “Daniel himself was a man of honor, and had naively assumed most others lived by his own standards; something he vowed never to do again.”

Intending to kickstart a new venture in the boat trade he travels abroad, exploring new avenues of interest and promising marine products to invest in. His trusting nature misfires again, when unconvinced by a proposition, the insistent sellers lure him into an ominous business deal with disastrous consequences: “Well, what a coincidence! I’ve actually involved with boats of that type myself.” “Really?” Xu responded with a genuine look of surprise. “Do you manufacture?” “We design and market; the manufacturing is subcontracted to various UK companies.” “Oh, I see. So you sell in the UK?” said Xu, knowing perfectly well how Daniel’s organization was set up.”

Daniel soon finds himself unwittingly trapped in a heinous drug network, thrust into a downward spiral of danger, deceit, and life-threatening decisions. Recognizing that the people he is up against will stop at nothing to destroy him, Daniel fears for his family and all their lives. But, desperate to extract himself from the sinister plot and protect his family, will the British justice system, the only hope of a way out, save them?

Based on the author’s incredible true story, Ensnared is a compelling tale of crime, subterfuge, and blackmail. It is a unique crime story, with a depth of reality and drama that can only be achieved by the author’s true-to-life credentials and background with proof that ‘art is stranger than fiction’. This unbelievable book demonstrates just how easily an innocent person, anyone, can get caught up in a clandestine underworld and entrapped in a vicious world of crime through no fault of their own.

Ensnared is an arresting story, encapsulating broken trust, betrayal, and the dark underbelly of the deadly drugs world. The threatening predicament Daniel and his family find themselves in takes readers on an unimaginable roller-coaster ride right up to the book’s final page. For fans of the crime, autobiographies, thriller, and true-life genres, Ensnared is an unmissable and remarkable read.

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Someone Else's Life


Kevin J. Simington

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What if you weren’t who you thought you were? A mysterious case of identity switching turns deadly when a struggling private investigator, John Targett, becomes involved. As the plot deepens and more layers are uncovered, John must fight for his life against a well-organized crime gang who will do anything to remain undetected. As he is drawn deeper into the rabbit hole of subterfuge, he will need to risk everything in order to protect his daughter and remain alive himself.

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Zoon Garden


Jordan O'Donnell

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Jordan O'Donnell’s debut novel strikes the heart of the American public. This timely allegory and poignant social critique tells the story of Clarendon Zoo and the dogmatic wolf and sheep tribes that trigger its downfall.

When the mysterious zookeeper of Clarendon Zoo grants his animals the freedom to govern themselves, the creatures create a new land founded upon life, liberty, and happiness for all animals. Though the land seems to function well, each species soon realizes they have differing visions for how the land should be governed. With the help of Eagle and Owl's propaganda, the traditional wolves and the progressive sheep quickly emerge as leaders.

The two species fight to spread their contradictory visions, pitting the animals against one another, and inadvertently throw the zoo into chaos. Screeching pigeons flood the sky as animals make their opinions known, fact becomes fiction, fiction becomes fact, the truth becomes impossible to discern. The wolves and sheep slowly destroy the very land they claim to lead.

Timely, convicting, wickedly creative, Zoon Garden is the warning our fiercely divided nation needs to hear. It will leave you asking: What is the truth? Who is to blame? What is the world's future?

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American Slaughterhouse
Confessions of a 911 Paramedic


Doc Cage

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"The confessions of Doc Cage were declassified following his death to coronavirus in 2020 at the age of forty-nine. 

For many years a combat medic in the US army, Doc Cage became a 911 paramedic in New York in 2010. He appeared to be a regular family man in Queens, where in reality he was a depraved killer. 

Sergeant Cage served in Afghanistan, after witnessing 9/11, and in various other hot spots around the world. In addition to discussing his marriage and children, his diary touches on his childhood where so much damage was done. In his own words, Cage even confesses to torturing a drug cartel rival in Mexico as a teenager. 

The Cage confessions are an attempt to understand how a New Yorker on the frontline in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic, led a double life of violence and murder, while deliberately exposing the public to the coronavirus that killed him.

American Slaughterhouse is a provocative crime thriller of the whydunit variety. Subgenres include noir, military, and psychological thriller."

The hints in the title are obvious and, although making comparisons is risky, the style of writing might be compared to Bret Easton Ellis, Jim Thompson, Michel Houellebecq, Chuck Palahniuk, or even Henry Miller. THE KILLER INSIDE ME and AMERICAN PSYCHO are also first-person serial killer stories.

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The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island


Scott Semegran

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The summer of 1986. Central Texas. William and his friends should be having a blast. Instead, they are hounded by the Thousand Oaks Gang and their merciless leader, Bloody Billy. William found Billy’s backpack. And because of what it contains, Billy desperately wants it back, and he’ll do anything to get it. William hatches a plan for his friends to sneak away and hide in an abandoned lake house, except they become stranded on the lake’s desolate island without food or water. Will their time on the island devolve into chaos? Will the friends survive and be rescued?

The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island is Lord of the Flies meets The Body by Stephen King, the inspiration for the classic movie Stand By Me.

A gripping suspense story with adventure and danger, tinged with humorous banter between the four friends, the middle schoolers face certain death without adults to protect them from the unrelenting natural elements, as well as the wild creatures that lurk in the wilderness around the lake. With a backpack filled with money and marijuana they stole from the merciless gang leader, it’s only a matter of time before the high schoolers come looking for them, too.

From award-winning writer Scott Semegran, The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island is his eighth book. This novel is Semegran’s response to William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies, which was Golding’s response to The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne, an adventure novel from 1858. All three novels tackle the premise of boys stranded on an island, with Semegran’s novel taking a decidedly modern view of a group of friends in Central Texas during the summer of 1986 working to survive in a situation filled with danger and desperation with only each other to rely on.

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A Monumental Nail in the Coffin


Heidi Goodall

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Born in to the world as a normal boy Nail’s path through childhood and into adulthood becomes affected by torment. When this all becomes too much to bear he lashes out and vows to get his own back on the cruel set of cards that life has dealt him. He has visions of power and domination and is fearless in the methods that he will use to achieve this. Despite failing to use his sharp and clever mind to help him in his school life, Nail chooses to instead use his shady intelligence to aid him for more sinister gains.

Innocence, evil, addiction and corruption all play a role along with the importance of friendship, family and aspirations on a journey through adolescence. A once happy and content boy, that later feels the need to adopt a harsh criminal edge in order to survive in the world he creates for himself. Even when we don’t quite believe that he will be so daring and risky Nail more often than not surprises us…

Be prepared to have your heart in your mouth and knots in your stomach throughout both for Nail and his long suffering family that try to help him and get him back on the right side of the path. Or is this just what society perceives to be the right side of the path? You will be introduced to all walks of the gritty criminal underworld and the underling motivations for an illegal existence through Nail’s young yet intrepid eyes, yet more than that, you will be given all the necessary evidence to be able to answer that very question for yourself.

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Faerie Misborn
(Titania Academy Book 1 of 4)


Samaire Wynne

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Called into the headmistress's office on the first day.

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Freezing cold winters, constant hunger: This was the life of a homeless orphan. This was my life. Then I got the letter.

I've been on the streets since I was born. It got very rough after my aunt got sick and died. But I made do.
The streets of New York city can very unforgiving, especially when times get desperate. Like in winter.
At least I never had to worry about the cold.
But then I got hurt. Things were looking very bad.
Then Chance showed up with the letter.
The letter that said I was misborn of the fae. A bastard, but the magic still counted.
The letter that said I'd been accepted into Titania Academy.

When the magic blood of the fae runs through your veins, they will find you, no matter what.

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So I get to the school. The Faerie Academy Chance said was soooo great. And before I even step one toe on the ground, these girls are doing double takes and giggling behind their backs at me and I just want to plant my fist in their faces.

Then I get upstairs to my dorm room and find some Barbie doll is bullying a girl.
Then she mouths off at me, giving me attitude.

Well, that was it. I couldn't hold back.
I punched her. Yeah, I did it.

Called into the headmistress's office on the first day.

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 Faerie Elemental
(Titania Academy Book 2 of 4)


Samaire Wynne

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 Chased through New York City!!!

Faerie students (Oak King faction Fourth Years) are on a hunt, using their familiars as foxhounds. And I’m the prey!

 Titania Academy Book Two: First Year, Second Semester

Holly thought her second semester at Titania Academy would be easier.

Her father had charged the academy's students to protect his daughter, and his directive seemed ironclad.

But Holly and her father may have seriously misjudged the power and tenacity of the Oak King’s rival faction.

The new year brings with it new courses of study.

As first-year students enter a new semester, Holly and her friends learn about faefolk magic, and the nature of their own powers.

About concentrated shifting, and glamours.

But as the headmistress, Professor Ó Baoghill, begins a year-long sabbatical, her place is taken by a harsh new headmaster who questions Holly's scholarship.

And the Oak King faction is on the move again, gaining power and supporters, especially after the students learn what Holly’s special fae power is: control of the elements.

Some students feel threatened.

Some just want her gone.

So when the Master of Quests puts out a call for an archaic book of magic supposedly lost in New York City, Holly decides to take her own weekend sabbatical to find it, hoping the craziness will calm down in her absence.

But the Oak King's supporters have other ideas, and they are out for blood.

Will Holly survive her second semester at Titania Academy?

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The Goodbye Family and the Great Mountain

A Weird West/Gothic Humor novel


 Lorin Morgan-Richards

 The Goodbye Family and the Great Mountain follows the lives of Weird West undertakers Otis, Pyridine, and their daughter Orphie. Pyridine is a witch and matriarch mortician, Otis is a brainless but bold hearse driver, and Orphie is appointed grave digger for her strength of twenty men.

Through bumbling, Otis discovers his neighbors are turning into zombies, a mystery that is directly affecting their burial business. In their backyard cemetery, they travel to the underworld for answers and uncover a plot to surface the evil entities that would otherwise burn in the Lake of Fire, have risen again through oil pumps that are bottled up as a tonic medicine for the ground above. The tonic goes fast, and the host takes over the body when the body perishes.

Can the Goodbyes hilarious gaffes and revelations plug up the works? Find out in this fast-paced carriage ride through the underworld.

The story includes an exclusive foreword by entertainer and medium Richard-Lael Lillard.

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 (A Kate Messenger Series)

 Newshound Kate Messenger is a bit of an oddball — she has visions, a touch of Asperger's, and a penchant for asking just too many questions. She's obsessed with biology, botany, birdwatching, science, music, and so many other things.

When a friend gets murdered, she takes on the difficult task of finding the killer. She's pretty sure she knows who it is, but there needs to be solid forensic evidence. Luckily, she can count on her precise skills of observation, a collection of specialized tools, and a handy home laboratory for some answers. The proof points this way and that way until finally, she has the answer. Or does she?

It's tough running a newspaper in small town Ontario and fending off sneaky arch nemesis Chelsea Darling, out to undermine her whenever she can. How will Kate’s business survive when there are so many things in the way — horrible neighbours, declining times for the newspaper industry, and customers that drive her crazy. There's drugs in town, illicit sex, menacing addicts, policing problems, and a whole stew of issues that complicates things. 
And eventually puts her life in danger. Thank goodness Kate has help from her good friend, retiree Dorothy Anguish, and a cast of quirky characters.
Book 1 in a series.

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The Keeper of Dreams
Time travel, Shahrazad, the kiss of death. The Keeper of Dreams: A Dozen Stories and Poems, are stories of philosophical speculation, a literary fusion of realism and surrealism, much in the vein of Spielberg’s television series “Amazing Stories” and Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading.
The title story is about a high school failure who slips into a coma and passes through an unfamiliar town as a ghost, albeit with the powers of Death. He must perform Death’s services under the direction of another unnamed spirit, even when he is most unprepared to do so. “The Sentence” follows the disintegration of two women who are shackled onto the ruddy soil of the Nevada desert. Who are they, and what is their crime? Is justice possible when the human body – with blood and blisters and shit – must be rent of its life?
Spanning subjects such as crumbling musicians and a distant, self-indulgent future, this collection of new and previously published pieces are snapshots of life brought to the precipice.

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A Spot of Vengence


C. J. Anthony

 Published by Troubador Publishing Ltd, Jul 16, 2019

 The intelligence community believe something big is coming; something coordinated; a terror spectacular to rival anything seen before. The key lies in a cypher hidden in works of art.

Ex-Army intelligence officer, Danny Swift has always yearned to be an artist.
By coincidence, he meets art dealer Hafiz De Mercurio who promises to help him launch his career. Little does Danny know that Hafiz hides behind a deadly cloak of deception. That is, until British intelligence recruit Danny. His perilous mission is to covertly observe the elusive Hafiz.
Unable to refuse, Danny is drawn into a world he’d turned his back on, a world of lies, deception and double-dealing.

As the clock ticks down, Danny begins to crack the code surrounding the enigmatic Hafiz. He will be tested in ways he never imagined… including preventing the massacre of innocent people and artworks on display in the eleven Gagosian galleries around the world.

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 David - Savakerrva, Vol 1


Lawrence Brown

 They came from the void, and they brought their Machines.
They came for a secret as old as life, and to get it,
they would burn every world in their path.

They invaded a planet far off, a world of legends and
wars and Great Ice Clans. But against the Machines,
the Clans had no chance.

Barely escaping, the King of the Clans found Earth.
Then, like other men in strange new worlds, he also
found a woman.
And the Son of the King was born.

The Son would save the far world, or so an old Promise
foretold. But the boy grew up alone, and - ignorant of his
past, his only world was East Detroit.

Then one night when the stars went dark, the boy heard
the truth...and rejected every word. He believed in little,
maybe nothing at all, and certainly not in a world far-off
or a Promise foretold.

And then they came to Detroit.

A new science fiction series of epic adventure and apocalyptic threats,
David - Savakerrva, Vol 1 tells the story of a boy from Detroit...who may
not be just a boy from Detroit.

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China Girl



Erec Stebbins


A fascist administration rounds up undesirables. Terrorist groups strike governmental and religious targets. The Constitution is under assault. But for the scattered members of INTEL 1, the nightmare is just beginning.

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'Cameron K. Moore's scientific thriller plunges readers into an absorbing battle of survival deep in the Amazon rainforest' BlueInk Review

'Moore excels at communicating the claustrophobia and suspicion of this tiny community' Kirkus Reviews

A miracle cure hides a dark secret…

Dr. Karl Shepherd’s search for a cure for his daughter’s rare condition has led him to the Inn, a remote research facility in the Amazon rainforest. His prayers are answered when the team discovers a drug that will save his little girl.

Before he can celebrate, a scientist is murdered. An investigation uncovers that mercenaries, working for a rival drug company, are closing in fast. They intend to use the cure to create super-soldiers for a foreign power, launching a new age of genetic warfare. Their mission—steal the cure and kill everyone at the Inn.

Their survival depends on Shepherd’s experience as a former U.S. Ranger. But confronting him is the most technologically advanced military force ever assembled, led by Jacques Benoit, a cognitively enhanced super-soldier. Can Shepherd defeat him and save his colleagues from certain death?

'Dark Cure is an action potboiler that raises compelling questions around contemporary science' Foreword Clarion Reviews
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Number Ten


Robin Hawdon

Number Ten: Explosive new post-Brexit thriller from one of Britain's most prolific writers.
For fans of James Patterson, John Grisham, Jeffrey Archer.

Fast moving political thriller by one of the UK's most prolific writers.  British WEST WING meets the BOURNE stories.  After unknown forces attempt to assassinate a radical new British Prime Minister, a bright young member of his Downing Street staff is falsely implicated and has to fight for his life with the aid of a girl staff member.

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For The Blood Is The Life


Joe Albanese

Evan Summers is a detective with a shameful past, a muddled present, and an uncertain future.  While investigating a series of gruesome murders and trying to battle his alcoholism, Summers will try to reconnect with his young son.  But when a break in the case puts his family at risk, it will be up to Summers alone to capture the mysterious killer.  It will test the limits of his addiction, and make Summers decide how just far he will go to protect the person he loves.

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Smile of the Stowaway


Tony Bassett

A married couple, a stranger from far away and a murder that rocks their lives.  Desperate to reach England, a bedraggled immigrant clings precariously beneath a couple's motor home as they cross the Channel.  Once holidaymakers Bob and Anne overcome their shock at his discovery and their initial reservations, they welcome the friendly stranger into their home in defiance of the law.

But their trust is stretched to the limit when the police accuse the smiling twenty-three-year-old of a gruesome murder.  Could this man from six thousand miles away be guilty?  Or is the real killer still out there?  Former national newspaper journalist Tony Bassett tells how Anne turns detective, battling against a mountain of circumstantial evidence and police bungling to discover the truth.

This gripping first novel concerning a death in a remote Kentish country cottage is packed with mystery, suspense and occasional touches of humour.

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Jeff Marschall

In the cold harsh winter of the Canadian Prairies a secret is about to be unearthed.  Medical resident John Mueller finds himself serendipitously in possession of a professor’s coveted research.  On the run, John evades enemies and authorities, unsure of who he can trust along the way.  John must decode the professors past in order to understand the magnitude of what he has uncovered.

While searching for explanations he ignites a new romance and rekindles an old one.  But as John begins to realize the magnitude of his discovery, the ultimate decision of how to proceed with this knowledge is far from clear.  As he struggles to predict the ramifications of the research, he will ultimately shoulder the responsibility of deciding whether its knowledge will benefit humanity or accelerate its path to destruction.

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Broken Humanity


Karine Vivier

“Broken Humanity” tells the story of three characters who, somewhere along the way, have lost touch with humanity in the eyes of society. Three characters, three parallel stories, a common thread. A debut thriller.

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The Expired


B. P. Smythe

Commander Gregory Potting is a former head of MI6 Intelligence and the governments most trusted Senior Advisor for Internal Affairs.

His position is put to the test in 1973 when a bizarre psychological plot unfolds that is inextricably linked to a London terrorist attack, a cocaine drug scam, a homosexual called Francis who suffers from schizophrenia and changes from time to time to Roxanne - a transvestite prostitute who robs and murders his clients.

Francis Hodder is a transsexual who preys on gay men.  As a child he is abused by his father who is head of government security.  Francis becomes an embarrassment to MI6 because of his gender leaning.  He is brainwashed to become a Sleeper assassin triggered by code words to kill personnel who threaten government security.

Francis becomes a manipulated pawn, who by mistake during a sexual encounter with a Black September terrorist, uncovers plans for a deadly attack on a densely crowded popular sports event to kill thousands of people to further the cause of Fatah and Black September....

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Also by B. P. Smythe

~ on Amazon an intriguing list of his reads

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Orphans of the Storm


Arabella Seymour

Two generations come together to solve a trio of vintage mysteries

The paths of two different generations of women are fated to cross when researcher Rhiannon Harrowdine, fact-gathering for a book, traces the elderly widow of Battle of Britain pilot Harry Sartain.  The Sartains once lived at Green Court, now an imposing country house health spa, and, at the time of the infamous Baedeker raids in 1942, were at the centre of a mystery that remained unsolved: the disappearance without a trace of a young student staying at the house.

As Rhiannon delves deeper, she uncovers layers of family history and other unexplained mysteries while, in her own private life, she struggles to balance the demands of two young children and a disintegrating marriage.

For the elderly Eveleen Sartain, the unexpected reopening of her distant, traumatic past is at first a painful and difficult experience.  But the warm rapport she strikes up with Rhiannon breaks through a lifetime of reserve, opening the floodgates of bitter, hidden memories.

A complete story in itself, ORPHANS OF THE STORM, is the second in the Green Court trilogy – with some characters from the previous novel reappearing here.

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 A Divided Life


Robert Cecil

In this perceptive biography of Donald Maclean, Robert Cecil draws on his close acquaintance with the man, first at Cambridge and then as his colleague in the Diplomatic Service, to give an insider's view of Maclean and his circle of ideological spies: Burgess, Philby and Blunt.  He details Maclean's recruitment as an agent by the Comintern in 1934, his early years in Paris, marriage, breakdown in Cairo and ultimate flight, with Burgess, to the Soviet Union.

The heart of the book is Maclean's years in Washington from 1944-48, a time when crucial decisions about the post-war world were being made.  Maclean was assigned top secret work connected with the development of the atomic bomb - the 'Manhattan Project'.  He was undoubtedly Stalin's best source in Washington, and Russian knowledge of US nuclear capabilities fuelled the atomic-weaponry race.  His treachery did immense damage to Anglo-American relations.  The other casualty, which Cecil is well-placed to describe, was to the gentlemanly culture of the Foreign Office and the sense of trust within the Service.

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Also by Robert Cecil

you will find close to twenty of his books listed on Goodreads

Enjoy your reading Folks!

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Death in Paris


Emilia Bernhard

A charming series debut featuring two American sleuths in Paris, Death in Paris is a perfect traditional mystery for fans of M. L. Longworth and Juliet Blackwell.

The only thing chillier than a Parisian winter is cold-blooded murder.

When French financier Edgar Bowen drowns in a bowl of soup, his former girlfriend, American Rachel Levis, is alarmed by the unnatural death. Who dies eating a nice vichyssoise? But when she overhears a mourner at his funeral describing the circumstances of his death, something sounds even stranger: a bottle of rosé was on the dining table when he died. The only problem: Edgar loathed rosé. If he wasn’t drinking it, who was?

After the police rule the death accidental, Rachel knows it’s up to her and her best friend Magda to investigate. As the two Americans immerse themselves in Edgar’s upper-class world, the list of suspects grows: Could it have been his son, who inherited his money and lavish apartment? His icy ex-wife? His greedy new girlfriend? His impoverished personal assistant?

But when the suspects start dropping like flies, Rachel and Magda realize the murderer is tying up loose ends. It’ll be up to two amateur sleuths to solve their first case before the murderer decides they’re next...

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Enemy Self


Suzanne Kovitz

"I Have A Secret, I'm Trapped In My Bully's Body!"

Jessica Wheaton, a sweet and innocent high school girl, suddenly finds herself transformed into the body of her bully, Denise Bower.

She lives Denise's life and experiences all the struggles Denise endures including child abuse, incest, drug experimentation, failing school grades, and dangerous relationships with men.

Finally escaping from an abusive home, Jessica (in the body of Denise) goes on a tumultuous journey of violence, drug addiction, rape and prostitution.  She is in an endless search for love and true identity.

Will Jessica ever find a way to return to her body?  Will she ever experience true love?   How can she possibly defeat her enemy if she is her enemy?

(This book is similar to Freaky Friday but more of a drama)

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Also by Suzanne Kovitz

Could you imagine meeting yourself in the three stages of life: toddler, young adult & elderly?

Check out more on Suzanne's Amazon Page

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Marina, a 38-year-old accountant in a crumbling relationship, falls in love with a charming colleague who is married with a son.  The two begin a torrid relationship.  One commits a murder.

Oscar, a homicide detective, is assigned to the case.  He is a man dedicated to his work and to his family, and he likes to joke about and mock the typical American police series.

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Enjoy this excerpt folks ~

“You know, Marina, I have worked in this profession for a long time, and I know that sometimes we think that the only solution is for someone to disappear, a mere accident, a murder, and, even though we know this idea is stupid and crazy, we are unable to see anything beyond that.  It’s just like insects with light.

On a summer’s night, we can watch these insects drawn to the light again and again.  The insects know it will lead them nowhere – in fact, they can even get burnt and die – but it’s their nature.  I think it’s called phototaxis, the internal substance that makes them attracted to the light.  But I’m not sure; I’m no expert on animal fauna.

But the point is that we humans also become obsessed when we cannot find a solution.  We find ourselves in the deepest darkness, and when we see a light, even though we know that this light is a mirage, an illusion that will only harm us, we cannot stop thinking about it, and no matter how hard we try to forget about it, we cannot put it out of our minds; it keeps on coming back until we let it become the focus of actions.  It was the light that blinded you, Ms Fonseca.  And however much you thought you had committed the perfect crime, you did not. That is why you are here today.”

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Loosely Connected


Jennifer Freeland

 Loosely Connected: A deeply buried motive. Another murder planned. Too close to call.

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When Thommi Carmichael, a gifted lawyer working for the Crown Prosecution Service, finds herself the victim of a terrifying attack, she soon discovers it’s more than just an isolated incident.  An attempt to frame her for assault leaves her not only bewildered by events but forces her to rely on help from an unexpected quarter; DI Rory Hoskins, a policeman she despises.

Rory Hoskins relishes the prospect of arresting Thommi for assault, she had once threatened his career.  But when Thommi turns the tables on her accuser, Rory’s investigation is turned on its head.

Sensing that the incidents may have something to do with Thommi’s past, Rory enlists the help of CIS’s rookie graduate, John Carter, to dig into her cases.  Evidence of a conspiracy surfaces, the body count rises, and the threat to Thommi’s life escalates, as the two officers race to uncover the truth before Thommi Carmichael’s name is added to the list of murder victims.

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Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance


David Ahern

A surprise role in a movie takes actress Derry O’Donnell to a romantic castle in the Scottish Highlands.  But romance soon turns to fear and suspicion.  Someone means to kill, and Derry, moonlighting as celebrity fortune-teller Madam Tulip, is snared in a net of greed, conspiracy and betrayal.

A millionaire banker, a film producer with a mysterious past, a gun-loving wife, a PA with her eyes on Hollywood, a handsome and charming estate manager—each has a secret to share and a request for Madam Tulip.  As Derry and her friend Bruce race to prevent a murder, she learns to her dismay that the one future Tulip can’t predict is her own.

Madame Tulip and the Bones of Chance is the third in a series of thrilling and hilarious Tulip adventures in which Derry O’Donnell, celebrity fortune-teller and reluctant amateur detective, plays the most exciting and perilous roles of her acting life, drinks borage tea, and fails to understand her parents.

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A Balance of Evil


Douglas Renwick

“A combination of well researched recent history, romance and good old fashioned story telling” – Roland M Warner

Featuring the murky world of secret services, forbidden love, tragic decisions and a plea of redemption, A Balance of Evil is set against a background of real events, a fact that some readers may find disturbing.

Gerald spends the last two years of his life trying to find a mystery woman who could be dead.  This leads to him becoming embroiled in MI6, the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, as it struggles to meet the demands of a changing and uncertain world in which terrorism takes over as the major threat to our daily lives.

Gerald writes his story for Dan, a skiing friend, to be read only after his death.  It reveals some intimate truths about their relationship, and some disturbing secrets about governments and their agents doing terrible things.  Sometimes they have to in order to prevent a greater evil.  But when it involves a loved one, can it be justified?  Can it be forgiven?  Or does it call for revenge?

“This novel is an engaging, persuasive thriller with a new twist.  The ‘doctrine of necessity’, which involves the legitimacy of a lesser evil to prevent a greater evil, runs through the novel.  Using a background of the intelligence services and counter terrorism, it is well researched and builds character and plot development in a fast moving way.  The well paced build up of tension keeps the reader on edge.  It is a gripping, convincing and rewarding read.”  – RobinPS


According to his British passport, Douglas Renwick’s occupation for many years was ‘Government Service’.  This included spells in Libya, Malta, Cyprus, Ireland and Germany.  He also worked at the Ministry of Defence in London, the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers in Europe in Belgium, the Pentagon in Washington DC, and White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

He has spent time in East Berlin, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Argentina, Egypt, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.  He has jumped out of planes, swum across Valetta harbour, skied across the Alps and the Rockies, and been transferred by breeches buoy from one Royal Navy ship to another, at sea and under full steam.  He has been down a coal-mine in Yorkshire, a salt-mine in Poland and a nuclear bunker in Essex.

Now a grandfather, retired and living in Kent, U.K., time allows him to commit some of these stories to paper.  He prefers writing fiction on the grounds that it is safer.


Eleanor is persuaded to join a secret department of the British government on graduating from Cambridge University in 1982.  She quickly finds out it's a world where bad things can happen, and her plans for a happy family life with her new husband soon lie in ruins.  She blames a colleague, 'Action Man', a ruthlessly ambitious bully, brutalised by the horrors of war.  Yet most of her work-mates do their best to support each other and serve their country well.  With the help of one of them, she survives in the organisation - just - until 2001 when she disappears.  This is her story, told in her own words sixteen years later, explaining why she went.

Her adventure is set against a backdrop of real events and political intrigue from 1957 to 2001.  Some readers might find this disturbing, because the history of that period is still being written, and what they thought had happened might not have happened in quite the way they were led to believe at the time.


“I have never read a genre of book like this! I LOVED IT! It's very clever and really does have you thinking about the past...”

“Eleanor Braithwaite is a fascinating character and I am looking forward to reading more about her adventures in the future.”

“[Douglas Renwick] is a great storyteller and he leaves us wondering if he really knows the truth...”

"Brilliant read! Renwick is quite right. Nothing is what you expect.."

"A real page-turner, quite 'unputdownable'. Great plot and memorable characters..."

"Another gripping tale by an author who combines authenticity on intelligence services with an engaging story of personal relationships. The plot raises the question of whether the end justifies the means and weaves into the issue a multitude of well researched military and political developments in the recent past..."

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A Perfect Sentence


Patrick Starnes

Nominated for the Whitbread First Novel prize

A portrait of a modern family in crisis, a moving love story and a chilling narrative of revenge, A Perfect Sentence moves swiftly from London through Florence, the South of France and Morocco and ends dramatically in Barcelona's cosmopolitan Barri Gotic.

Kier Buchan, a fifty-something Londoner who has recently been made redundant by the Open University, is disaffected and wryly bitter.  He is the father of brainy Charlie who is heading for graduate school in America and of teenager Cat who is heading nowhere.  His cool, sensible wife Fran feels his disquiet but cannot connect.  Kier recounts his role in the break-up of his family and an entanglement in an inappropriate relationship with a much younger woman which he dares to hope will lead to an escape from his old self.

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The Telltale Tattoo


John L. DeBoer

A young boy’s life is torn apart in 1973 Vietnam when U.S. soldiers assault his fishing village, mistakenly thinking it’s a Viet Cong base.  The scary image of a tattoo on the arm of one of the soldiers haunts Nguyen Chinh over the years as he rises to a position of status and wealth.  Now he has the means to finally put his nightmares to rest.

Vincent Taggart, the soldier with that tattoo, has also become a successful businessman.  But he has problems that could destroy everything he’s accumulated.  His company has run afoul of the law, and he knows it will only be a matter of time before the feds come after him; his wife knows he’s been cheating on her; and an organized crime boss, with whom he’s had dealings over the years, will likely seek revenge when he discovers Taggart’s treachery.

Unaware at first of Chinh’s search for him, Taggart knows one thing – he has to escape before it’s too late.

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Andrew Montlack

A hand wearing a fancy watch parted the office blinds, and J.D. felt nauseous with despair: suddenly he knew—even though he could not explain how—that all of his mojo had been permanently taken away.

J.D. and George: thick as thieves since the fourth grade.  J.D., the troublemaker, the stud: the alpha. George, the sidekick, the misfit: the loser.  Upon graduating college, J.D. has convinced the only job creator in rusty Middlestop to hire them.  BrewCorp, the hot new coffee and retail chain, is offering a vice presidency to the employee with the boldest plan for growth, and J.D. is determined to be the guy.  When not sleeping with co-workers, he hatches his pitch for a one-of-a kind data pipeline.  He is unbeatable--until George grabs the promotion.  Now J.D. wants answers.  His quest to find them—and to deal with the monstrous truth—is the subject of indie filmmaker Andrew Montlack's wry debut novel, which features the same biting satire that made his mockumentary, The Devil's Filmmaker, a cult classic.

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 The Serpent's Tail


Martin Dillon

The Serpent's Tail is a gripping thriller based on a true sequence of events that took place in the early 1970s in which two young Belfast Catholics are recruited as informers and find themselves at the heart of a ‘sting’ involving the IRA, the SAS and MI5.

 As part of the background I have occasionally used the names of real people. However, all the characters are completely imaginary and are not intended to resemble any actual individuals, whether living or dead.

The Serpent’s Tail is the first work of fiction by the man Conor Cruise O’Brien has described as ‘The greatest living authority on Irish terrorism.’

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Other books by Martin Dillon

Political Murder in Northern Ireland
Rogue Warrior of the SAS: The Blair Mayne Legend
The Shankill Butchers: A Case Study of Mass Murder
The Dirty War
Killer in Clowntown: Joe Doherty, the IRA and the Special Relationship
Stone Cold: The True Story of Michael
Stone and the Milltown Massacre
The Enemy Within: The IRA’s War against the British
25 Years of Terror
God and the Gun
The Triggermen
The Assassination of Robert Maxwell: Israel’s Superspy Crossing the Line: My Life on The Edge

The Squad
The Waiting room The Dog

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Never Too Late To Die


Pablo Palazuelo

The Trumpets of Jericho blasted from the sky, heralding the imminent arrival of death.

So begins this novel that is equal parts mystery and thriller in which
five eccentric friends, all veterans of international intelligence agencies,
meet a captivating, provocative young woman down on her luck,
who triggers a chain of unforeseen, ill-fated events
and steers them toward a ruthless enemy.

More than a spy novel, this is a fast-paced whodunit thriller,
fraught with suspense and criminal acts at every turn.

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The Seven Sorrows


Gregg Kuehn

Oh, how they flew from wave to wave, when the devil came to our blessed shore
And with smoke and fire defiled the cave.
The Abyss now bare, spears no more, they lie below her most sweet soul
That, stabbed with seven sorrows.

A set of still-lethal handheld tactical nuclear weapons, stolen from the United States Army during the Cold War, has been hidden deep in a cave on the island of El Fortunato, British West Indies, since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now terrorists are plotting to dig them up. The only clue to their location - a riddle written over fifty years earlier.

KC Jameson, a 33 year old marine biologist, is living a fairly care-free life on the West Indies island. That is until his boss, an exotic weapons collector, orders him to find the nuclear weapons.

KC and his reluctant assistant, Nikki Colt, a squad of rogue Russian commandos, and a special operations unit from U.S. Military under orders from a corrupt politician finds themselves in a race to retrieve the weapons.

Can KC and Nikki decipher the one clue to the missles whereabouts before they fall into the wrong hands?
Ans exactly whose hands are the wrong hands?

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Leonard Love Matlick

Cops Lie! is a new mystery / crime fiction novel, by Leonard Love Matlick, about crooked cops and the corruption we see all too often in the news today. The story is fiction, but it is based on fact and inspired by true crimes and real life stories of police officers abusing their power.

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NYPD Officer Charles Griffin, a known drunk, a notorious bully, and dirty cop is involved in stealing drugs and money from drug dealers. When an accident with an 18 wheeler kills him, one other cop, and leaves 2 other cops in critical condition, Detective Tony Philadelphia, a homicide detective from the 9th precinct, is tasked with finding out what happened.
What happens next is a trail that goes thru dirty cops, using their badge to rob drug dealers, force sex, and use the Columbo Mafia family. Descriptions of cop abuse, killings, and assorted cop dishonor that is fresh out of today’s news stories.

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He was the reluctant terrorist who beat them at their own game in the end. The irony lay in the matter of them first having turned him into a mujahidin. Life had handed him a raw deal right from his infancy. From witnessing traumatising brutalities at close quarters to being compelled to convert to Islam for getting a Muslim girl pregnant, Avinash Roy, was about to face the greatest disaster in his young life.
As a quality control officer, he had come to attend a seminar at India’s youngest oil refinery. He was out on an early morning jog in the adjoining woods unaware of the dangers that lurked within. He was taken hostage by India’s most dreaded terrorists, the ULFA at gunpoint. After an aborted daring effort to escape from his captors when he was almost shot, Roy decided to change tack to stay alive. Pitch forked into living as a fugitive with his captors who wanted him alive for a ransom from his employers, destiny shaped him into being one of them when the ransom failed to materialize. In his bid to stay alive in such hostile surroundings, he becomes Abid Rehan by joining up with an Islamist terror group after his original captors are eliminated. He was pushed into Bangladesh and subsequently to Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan with different Islamist terror groups as a mujahidin, all owing allegiance to the Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
Arising out of his superior skills and many attributes, he is picked up by the most notorious criminal in the Indian subcontinent, Zulfiquar Khan, to be his personal bodyguard. He becomes privy to a most diabolical plot to assassinate the U.S. President by the Lashkar-e-Toiba a Pakistan funded and mentored Al Qaeda offshoot. Despite being aware of this plot hatched by the ISI, the premier spy agency of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, he felt powerless to prevent it. The ISI would be using the sleeper cells of India’s most notorious mobster Zulfiquar Khan, now a fugitive holed up in Pakistan’s port city Karachi to carry out the hit job on the US President when he landed in India. The only way he could prevent this if at all it was possible to do so was to escape his Pakistani captors and return to India to activate the government before it was too late as an emissary of Zulfiquar Khan.
On his attempt to get his Indian visa, he meets an old school friend at the Indian High Commission who was an undercover agent of the Research and Analysis Wing, the main external intelligence wing of India, whose help he seeks to convey the message of the looming catastrophe. They are faced with a dilemma. Who to trust in the government with the explosive information of the imminent disaster that was primed to explode on India’s Republic Day parade in New Delhi where the US President is the chief guest. The plan for them was too daring and almost like a suicide mission, which required the utmost discretion. It was impossible to guess who in the government machinery could be trusted with the information without a betrayal and consequential repercussions. Nor was it possible for the two of them acting unassisted by the state machinery to pull off the rescue mission, as New Delhi would become an impregnable fortress that was impossible to breach to get close enough to the U.S. President in order to save him and his accompanying family. The assassination of President Taylor would lead to a full scale invasion of a nuclear armed Pakistan by an India backed by the USA and Israel with China, North Korea and most Muslim countries coming to the rescue of Pakistan in a global conflagration. Avinash and Arjun must summon all their stealth and astuteness to save themselves, the U.S. President and the nuclear war that was almost inevitable. Will they succeed against such odds? Added to this problem, Avinash discovers that the Lashkar had seen through the cover that he had nurtured earlier. They would now hunt down his wife and child in revenge who were all by themselves in another part of the country.

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The Dreamer


Travis McBee

Oak Grove, Georgia, it’s a tiny mountain town where nothing ever seemed to happen.  Until dreams began to come true.  Dreams that could more aptly be called nightmares.  Monsters, wild animals, nefarious traps, anything is possible.  No one is safe.  The only thing they have in common is a teenage girl, Natalie Mullin, who dreams about each new horror as they happen.  But why does she dream of them?  And can she stop them before she dreams of everyone she loves?  For when she lays her head to rest, it’s your life that’s put to the test.

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The Eye of Nefertiti


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


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


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


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


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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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


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


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


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


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


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
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


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


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


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


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


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


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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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


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


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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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


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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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. 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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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.


"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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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


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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Layden Robinson


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


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


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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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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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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