Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Featured 99¢ Sale - A Ripple of Fear

A Ripple of Fear
J.M. Northup

99¢ Sale
9/24/2014 - 9/30/2014
In a world wrought with fears stemming from natural catastrophes to terrorist activities, America faces its biggest challenge yet. Discord and apprehensions are pushed to the extreme as Mayan and Hopi prophesies approach fruition and people see signs that “the end is near” everywhere they look. The presence of “Doomsday Preppers” is common and prevalent, deteriorating the security people once had in their government and each other. As tensions grow, so does the paranoia that drives the nation to a crossroads that will change history.

The world Dakota lives in is becoming unrecognizable. Though she holds onto her hopes of a better tomorrow, the thread of peace seems to unravel faster than it can be contained. What will become of Dakota and the people she loves, when a spark ignites America into an inferno of fear?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Featured 99¢ Sale - A Prisoner Within

A Prisoner Within
J.M. Northup

99¢ September 23rd
September 29th, 2014

How far would you go to defend yourself... from your own mother?

Tiffany is a seventeen year old girl who’s caught in a battle for existence. As she tries to claim rights to her own life and mind, her abusive mother struggles to maintain control. Pouring her hatred for the world onto her daughter, Tiffany suffers under her mother’s guise of concern as her mother convinces everyone that Tiffany’s wounds are self-inflicted. 

Fighting to prove she's not mentally unstable and seeking escape from her mother’s tyranny, Tiffany must make the ultimate choice as to who lives and who dies. Is her redemption and vindication worth the price of her soul?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Featured 99¢ Sale - Four Books for 99¢ Each

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99¢ through September 25th, 2014
Join Doug Lamoreux, 2010 Rondo Award nominee and author of The Devil's Bed, for a rousing sea adventure, for romance... and for terror. Come aboard Dracula's Demeter!

In his classic 'Dracula', Bram Stoker, with a few cryptic entries in an unnamed captain's journal, offered scant hints regarding the terrifying voyage that brought the vampire king from his homeland to a blood-rich London. Now, the whole mind-rending tale is told.

July, 1897. The Russian schooner, Demeter, sets sail from Varna carrying fifty oblong boxes partially filled with earth. A month later, in the midst of a raging storm, the derelict Demeter runs aground in Whitby, England, her crew missing save for her captain, tied to the wheel with a crucifix in his lifeless hands. The only living thing aboard is a huge dog that escapes into the night. 

Dracula's Demeter is also a story of Trevor Harrington, a British scholar and fugitive. Of Swales, the old Scot cook, who deceives their commander but knows a good deal "aboon grims and boh-ghosts". Of Ekaterina Gabor, a beautiful Romanian who follows her lover by stowing away. Of Captain Nikilov, fighting for his ship and crew while something evil, more virulent than the black plague, decimates their number. Of Demeter herself, named for the Greek goddess of renewal, lost and tossed on an unforgiving sea. And of Count Dracula, at rest in Demeter's dark hold until the unintended actions of her crew resurrect the vampire and his unquenchable bloodlust. 

Dracula's Demeter is a 2012 Lord Ruthven award nominee.

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99¢ through September 26th, 2014

Rose and her children's ordeal continues. They are still held captive on a ship staffed by vampires, overseen by the demon Eco.

There are more blood-drenched confessions to read. Rose has no choice but to finish the journal. Eco, mad and as unpredictable as ever, can snap at any time. But will he?

The rest of the journal tells of the sick and twisted obsession Eco has had for Blackstone House's former mistress, evil and debauched Eve Darton. There are aristocratic devil rites, both in England and France, including satanic sacrifices. There is the Great Fire of London 1666, plagues, vampire destroyers, witch hunts and resurrection men who supply a necrophile doctor.

The novel comes full circle as all the hideous secrets of Blackstone House are revealed, as are the reasons Rose’s father killed himself and his family.

Dracula is introduced, as is a child cruelly orphaned by the vampires. Dracula, the child’s dying mother says, has cursed her daughter and pleads with Rose to take her. Rose does, but what hope can the hopeless have?

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99¢ through September 27th, 2014
What awaits Brandy in... The Devil's Bed?

While touring a ruined castle in the south of France, Brandy Petracus is led to the unhallowed graveyard of Templar Knights executed for practicing Black Magic. Long forgotten by the world, this ancient cemetery is known to the locals as the Devil's Bed, and its occupants do not rest in peace. 
In this fast-paced clash of good vs. evil, Brandy soon finds herself the leader of an eclectic group besieged by resurrected Templar knights - craving their blood. Vampirism, madness, dark humor and flashbacks to 14th century Paris tell Brandy's very human story of commitment, trust and sacrifice, as she is forced to hole up in an ancient chapel with her friends and fight for survival. 

Even then, the Devil's Bed has yet to surrender all of its secrets.

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99¢ through September 28th, 2014
Would you give your life for someone you love... and would they give their life for you?

Rudely awakened by a deadly home invasion, Dakota is thrust into a country at war. Realizing her home is compromised, she is forced to make a long trek from the city of Minneapolis to the Wasatch-Uinta Mountains in order to survive. 

As Dakota tries to figure out what is happening in America, she learns to adapt to a world void of the society and technology that had been the foundation of her life. Fighting against the darkness threatening to consume her and making decisions she never expected to face, Dakota struggles to find peace, at least within herself. She strives to accept the loss of the life she's dreamed of, while learning to live in the world that now exists. Wrought with dangers, both civil and wild, Dakota learns how to cope, finding love in the darkness around her. 

How will she survive in a country that's been torn apart?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Featured 99¢ Sale - The Patriot

The Patriot Joe Morton
Joe Morton
99¢ through September 24th, 2014

When the good people of Cranston, Texas, learn that a hometown boy has been killed in Iraq, they set about mounting a proper welcome for their fallen hero. But nobody thinks to ask the boyʼs reclusive father if such a memorial service is wanted, much less welcome.

Not one to make waves, Joe Morton goes along with the townsfolk until, at last, he can bear no more. Joe finally tells Cranston just how he feels. 
If no one expected what happened on the Fourth of July, they are wholly unprepared for what happens next, least of all Joe Morton, whose sole act of independence brings to Cranston the two things nobody wants: change and the outside world. 

The Patriot Joe Morton was first-runner-up for the 2010 Pirateʼs Alley Faulkner Society Gold Medal for Novella.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Featured Book = Three Stories One Middle East

Three Stories One Middle East
Nader Habibi


This novel consists of three interconnected stories that take place in Bahrain, Israel, Palestine, Pakistan and the United States during June and July of 2001.
A young American girl named Sarah suddenly goes missing and simultaneously a girl of same age in Pakistan claims to be her. 
An Israeli Intelligence officer learns a dark and unsettling secret about his true identity and ethnic origin that turns his life upside down in the middle of 2001 Palestinian uprising. 
The crown prince of a small oil kingdom comes under the intellectual influence of a university professor. He challenges the foreign policy decisions of his father and puts his political future at risk.
The lead characters of these three stories come into contact with each other as their lives are influenced by the the complex geopolitical conditions of the Middle East in the summer of 2001. 
Nader Habibi is an economist and teaches political economy of the Middle East in Brandeis University. Three Stories One Middle East is his second novel. In 2003 he published Atul's Quest.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Featured 99¢ Sale - One Week of Summer

One Week of Summer
Alex Norris


Johnny and George are two fresh-faced eighteen-year-olds, determined to make the most of their last summer of freedom before heading out into the big, bad world. The boys leave their hometown of Nottingham to search for excitement among the bright lights of London, having booked tickets to see one of their favourite bands in concert.

These best-laid schemes are soon derailed, however, when party-mad Johnny meets Lara, a beautiful stranger on her way to Spain for a relaxing holiday alone. Not one to pass up an opportunity to chase a pretty girl, Johnny tries to convince his reserved best friend that a holiday in Spain is just what they need. Disappointed George was hoping for some quality time with his buddy, but nevertheless agrees, unable to resist Johnny’s powers of persuasion. What neither boy knows, however, is that Lara is trying to escape some demons of her own, and what initially seems like a relaxing week in the sun, turns out to be the ultimate test of Johnny and George’s friendship. 

One Week Of Summer is a fast-paced ride through seven tumultuous days for three confused, lonely and horny young adults. Narrated through the eyes of a multitude of characters, the novel offers a glimpse into the exciting, but often heart-breaking, lives of the youth of the twenty-first century, desperate for happiness, love and just one more unforgettable night…

Friday, September 19, 2014

First Ever Writer's Retreat

A couple of years ago I was invited to join a writer's group.  It's filled with amazing women and I truly have no idea how I fit in, but I sure as heck am not complaining.

The group is Western Women in the Arts.  It consists of all kinds of women artists - painters, sculptors, writers, and musicians.  Since I've joined it has focused mostly on the writing aspect.

For the past couple of years I have been surrounded by some of the most humbling talent once a month.  They have taken me in and I am fortunate to be able to benefit from that talent as well as many accumulated years of experience in their respective fields.

Today, I am attending my first ever writer's retreat with these women.  We will be bringing wine, chocolate, chips, dip, and lots of other snacks.  We will be treated to a special dinner, then we will retire to other rooms of the bed and breakfast to visit.

I'm excited for this experience, but it very well might be my first night away from my entire family, ever.  I've been thinking back and am not able to remember a time in which I was away from all of my kids and my husband at the same time.  I have not been alone, not even once, since I had kids over fourteen years ago.

I don't know if I'll get much time to write.  I think the environment would be great for it.  However, I feel compelled to pick these women's brains every time we are in the same room.

We will be staying at Coyote Blues here in the Black Hills.  If you're interested in seeing where we'll be staying, you can check out their website:  http://www.coyotebluesvillage.com/

Be warned - the website has an automatic song that plays.  It always startles me when I first click on the site.  You can avoid that by quickly scrolling to the bottom of the home page and shutting off the music as it loads up.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Giveaway - The Glen

The Glen
Carla Coon

was $2.99
9/19/14 & 9/20/14

Jackson, a savant 6 year old boy suffers catalepsy, and his mother, Clarice fears he sees the same demons that haunted her past. The family relocates to Ithaca, NY, where with Clarice discovers THE GLEN. At the same time the boy becomes the target of a satanic cult. But will discovering why Jackson needs THE GLEN prove as perilous as delivering him to it?
Written In the vein of THE OMEN with an apocalyptic twist. Clean writing fee of foul language or sex.
Fans of The Omen, The Lord of the World and the metaphysical thrillers of Charles Williams will appreciate Coon’s supernatural horror novel The Glen. Coon shares with Stephen King the ability to make the reader care about characters as she spins a tale of upcoming apocalypse out of the Judeo-Christian messianic belief. Set in present-day upstate New York, the novel chronicles the beginning of the End Times as it tells the story of Clarice Miller and her savant six year old son Jackson. Classic good versus evil and the first in The Glen Series.
   growing  - 
    and unseen  -
Waiting for him.
    Waiting for us...
          The Glen.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Release and 99¢ Sale - Heronk

Ronald Richards


Meet Gustav, a wooden goose decoy whose quest begins with his "creation" at the hands of an old German craftsman in Illinois, 1930.

Over the course of the next half century he is pulled along by the current of rivers, pushed by the energy of providence and influenced by the power of the human spirit. 
Through many travels and unexpected travails, his story offers a unique and insightful glimpse into the world of the waterfowler. Who would think that glass eyes, glued into a wooden head, could see the world so clearly?

sale ends 9/21/2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Giveaway - Dark Genesis

Dark Genesis
A.D. Koboah
Currently FREE
Life for a female slave is one of hardship and unspeakable sorrow, something Luna knows only too well. But not even she could have foreseen the terror that would befall her one sultry Mississippi evening in the summer of 1807.

 On her way back from a visit to see the African woman, a witch who has the herbs Luna needs to rid her of her abusive master’s child, she attracts the attention of a deadly being that lusts for blood. Forcibly removed from everything she knows by this tormented otherworldly creature, she is sure she will be dead by sunrise.

Dark Genesis is a love story set against the savage world of slavery in which a young woman who has been dehumanised by its horrors finds the courage to love, and in doing so, reclaims her humanity.

About the Author
I am of Ghanaian descent and spent the first few years of my life in Ghana before moving to London which is where I have lived ever since. I completed an English Literature degree in 2000, and although I have always written in my spare time, I didn’t start writing full-time until a few years ago. My debut novel Dark Genesis was inspired by my thoughts on dehumanisation. I was fascinated by the ways in which people are able to dehumanise others, the impact it has on the psyche and whether it is possible for people to find their way back from being dehumanised. This led me to Luna and the ruins of a haunted chapel deep in the heart of Mississippi.

Connect with the Author
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5807160.A_D_Koboah?from_search=true

Monday, September 15, 2014

Featured 99¢ Sale - The Trojan Project

The Trojan Project
Eileen Thornton


Sarah's and her family's peaceful night is disturbed when a strange light rises from behind the Cheviot Hills, and a green mist descends across the valley. Its swirling tendrils, seeming to bear a life of their own as they snake across the land, can only be an omen of something sinister and evil.

Her fears seem confirmed when her husband fails to return home from working on the land, and when he is still missing the following morning, she and her children set out to search for him. A terrifying discovery awaits her in the valley below her home and before long, Sarah and her children find themselves caught up in a desperate search, not only for her husband Pete, but also for the meaning of the green light. Finding herself pursued by the military, she slowly begins to realize her life, and the lives of those she loves, are in mortal danger. 

The Trojan Project takes us into a nightmare world where no one is quite what they seem, and trust becomes a word with little meaning. Beware the green light in the sky; you never know what it hides!

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sale ends 9/15/2015

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Featured 99¢ Sale - Reborn

The Cartographer Book Two
Craig Gaydas

The High Prince of the Consortium has made a decision that will change the course of history. Once the galactic protectors, they've now become the enemy. Can Nathan Chambers stop the war before everything he holds dear is destroyed? 

Nathan must ally with an ancient enemy to stop another from the future. For him, it soon becomes a struggle to save not only Earth, but the entire universe. 

A war is coming. Will you be ready? 

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sale ends 9/14/2014