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On being part of the LEI CRIME world via @tobywneal and @KindleWorlds

Kindle Worlds is a new arm of Amazon where writers can develop stories within an established world of known characters. Included are TV shows, graphic novels/comics, and popular book series.

How does this involve me, you ask? Well … let me tell ya! :D

A short time ago, crime author, Toby Neal, asked if I would like to be part of her Lei Crime Kindle World. She is one of very few authors Amazon has asked to join the Kindle Worlds family. I’ve showcased Toby and her popular series on my blog before. Her books take place in Hawaii and include a host of characters supporting a feisty, female detective named Lei Texeira.

I’ve read several of her books and enjoy her style and storytelling, so I was thrilled to be asked to be part of Toby’s series. Along with other esteemed writers, I will be delivering a novella April 7th to kick off the Lei Crime Kindle World!

I’m excited, nervous, challenged, and all that good stuff, but most of all, I’m honored to be included in the Lei Crime Kindle World.

If you wish to know more, hop over and read Toby’s post: Lei Crime Kindle World coming soon!

You too, can enter the Lei Crime Series Kindle World if you’re able to meet the deadline!

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ELLA by Stephen Moran (@SMoran26) #psychological #thriller

I’m happy to announce the first book from author and friend, Stephen Moran. ELLA was released late last year.

One reviewer wrote “… If you’re looking for a dark, psychological read that’s tough to put down, purchase ELLA right away …”

Now how can I resist? ;)

Take a look and grab your copy.

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In an ordinary world, a girl doesn’t go from being a mental patient to a millionairess overnight. But it happens to Ella Thomas — a beautiful, 20-year-old writer with a dark secret. She flees her small hometown in Massachusetts and drives cross country to Las Vegas in search of adventure and material for her first novel. Stalked by an assassin and wanted by the FBI, she endures a hellish road trip to find the man who holds the key to her tale of abuse and murders. And to her heart.

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Website | Facebook | Twitter @SMoran26

Stephen Moran was born in Rhode Island and lived in New England for decades before relocating to Las Vegas, where he lives with his wife, two dogs and a cat. Ella, the first novel released from a fictional world, will be followed soon by many others.

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Coming Soon – TRIPTYCHS – An Anthology

*** Available for pre-order at 99 cents! ***

The price will go up to $3.99 when it publishes March 16th

BUY LINKS: Amazon US | UK | Canada

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I’m happy to announce I’m part of an upcoming anthology with some writers I’ve read and admire.

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Triptychs is the third book in the Mind’s Eye Series. The premise of the anthology was a unique and challenging one for me.

The book combines visual art and the written word. A photograph was given to three different writers, and each of us had to interpret the image and write either a story or a poem. Each photograph in the book, therefore inspired three different written pieces.

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As a teaser, I thought to give a bit of context for how my two stories came about. When Triptychs becomes available shortly, I will provide the BUY LINKS and make a more formal announcement. (See below for details of how to pre-order for only 99 cents).

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My story, “Last Call” was inspired by this scenic photograph.

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Photo credit: Helle Gade

I found the picture quite cheerful, but on the day I was writing the story, I was not in a particularly cheerful mood. As such, I twisted the image in my mind and created an ominous, mysterious tale about a woman who pursues sobriety.

Just when you thought it was safe to stop drinking … :)

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Photo credit: Martin David Porter

“Swans” was inspired by the above unusual photograph. I struggled with this picture for some time before I came up with the idea of a young girl and her unique relationship with her parents. The story pays homage to Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Ugly Duckling.”

Despite my initial difficulty with the photograph, I think the tale turned out well, and I hope you’ll like it.

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If you want to learn more about the Mind’s Eye Series, visit Darcia Helle’s website, and discover the other two books in the series.

Book 1: Persepctives

Book 2: Reflections

Book 3: Triptychs – Available for pre-order at 99 cents

Publication date: March 16th for $3.99

Buy from Amazon US | UK | Canada

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Five stars for ALICE by @HefferonJoe #NewRelease #Review

I’m thrilled to announce a new release by author, Joe Hefferon. Alice is the second instalment of his Texas Trilogy. I introduced the series with his book, Scattergun back in October.

I just finished reading Alice, and I’m still catching my breath—that good. You can find my review below and on Amazon.

Both Scattergun and Alice are a steal at only 99 cents, so grab them. You’ll definitely want more.

flourishGritty, raw, well-crafted. ALICE is a great story

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With a narrative that is taut and fast-paced, author Joe Hefferon creates a formidable villain in his novella, ALICE, the second book in his Texas Trilogy.

Slate Canyon is described as a man with regrets the lifespan of a housefly, whose two best skills are killing and forgetting. Nothing is sacred to him, which makes his character both frightening and fascinating.

The book also sees the return of Captain Lamar McNelly from SCATTERGUN. He teams up with the likeable detective, Chucho Zarate. Together, they pool their unique skills to hunt down a killer.

ALICE is filled with numerous memorable turns of phrase. There are no clichés, no stereotypes. The prose is fresh and inspired. Horrific scenes tear at you but glue you to the page because they are written with such control. Even the minor characters are imbued with so much life that you will want to know more about them. ALICE is not just well-crafted; it is superb storytelling.

Mr. Hefferon is someone I greatly admire in the crime fiction genre. Read him. I cannot say enough about his talent.

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Detective Lieutenant Chucho Zarate picks up the molecules of a decaying corpse drifting on the midnight air of Christmas Eve. No one in the small church notices, but his nose never lies; he knows some poor bastard has met a violent demise.

What he doesn’t know is this murder will unlock an internal gate holding back a spree killer, soon to be set loose upon Southeast Texas.

As the bodies pile up and the frustration mounts, the governor orders in the Texas Rangers to end the madness, and Captain Lamar McNelly, the synesthetic lawman, leads the team.

Together, McNelly and Zarate find themselves in a race to catch a phantom, with the next victim just a happenstance away.

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A former police captain with a penchant for dark humor. Joe has a keen interest in what really motivates people and the secret lives behind the facades.

Joe was interviewed on my blog November 29, 2013.

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Author Christoph Fischer releases his medical thriller ~ THE HEALER (@cffbooks)

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of this wonderful man. Christoph Fischer is a prolific author of multiple genres, and I’m proud to call him a friend. He’s also one of the hardest working people I know.

Because he does so much to help others, I am very proud to announce his newest book release.

The Healer is available TODAY!

I pre-ordered my copy and can’t wait to read it. Find out how you can get yours!

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Amazon e-book worldwide link | Paperback

Be sure to mark The Healer as “To Read” on Goodreads

When advertising executive Erica Whittaker is diagnosed with terminal cancer, western medicine fails her. The only hope left for her to survive is controversial healer Arpan. She locates the man whose touch could heal her but finds he has retired from the limelight and refuses to treat her. Erica, consumed by stage four pancreatic cancer, is desperate and desperate people are no longer logical nor are they willing to take no for an answer. Arpan has retired for good reasons. casting more than the shadow of a doubt over his abilities. So begins a journey that will challenge them both as the past threatens to catch up with him as much as with her. Can he really heal her? Can she trust him with her life? And will they both achieve what they set out to do before running out of time?

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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he is still resident today.
He completed a historical “Three Nations Trilogy” in 2013, comprising of “The Luck of the Weissensteiners”, “Sebastian” and “The Black Eagle Inn.”
In May 2014 he published his first contemporary novel “Time To Let Go” in May.
He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

Christoph was interviewed on my blog February 7, 2014.

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Author Rachel Thompson releases BROKEN PLACES (@rachelintheoc)

broken piecesAuthor and friend, Rachel Thompson, has just released Broken Places, the follow-up to her award-winning book, Broken Pieces. Rachel has written several books—from humour to non-fiction, and she also runs BadRedhead Media, a marketing company to help authors sell more books.

I’ve featured Rachel numerous times on my blog, and I’m always happy to give a shout-out to such a hard-working writer.

Please congratulate Rachel on her latest release, and pick up Broken Places in either e-book or print.

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Award-winning author Rachel Thompson courageously confronts the topics of sexual abuse and suicide, love and healing, in her second nonfiction book of prose: Broken Places. The sequel to Rachel’s first nonfiction book, Broken Pieces, Rachel bares her soul in essays, poems and prose, addressing life’s most difficult topics with honesty. As you follow one woman’s journey through the dark and into the light, you will find yourself forever changed. Rachel’s first book in this series, Broken Pieces, has been a #1 best seller on Amazon (eBooks) on Women’s Poetry and Abuse. Please note: this book discusses serious topics, and is intended for mature audiences only.

 Connect to Rachel 

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Website | Twitter @RachelintheOc | FacebookAmazon author page

For BadRedHead Media:  WebsiteTwitter @BadRedheadMedia

Rachel Thompson (aka RachelintheOC) is a bestselling author, now represented by Booktrope, and social media/author marketing consultant (BadRedhead Media and Author Social Media Boot Camp).

Three of her four books, A Walk In The Snark, The Mancode: Exposed and Broken Pieces are all #1 Kindle bestsellers! Midwest Book Review and two Amazon Top 10 Hall of Fame reviewers all gave Broken Pieces five stars! She just release Broken Places to stellar early reviews.

Her articles appear regularly in the Huffington Post, San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says…), 12Most.com, bitrebels.com, and BookPromotion.com.

She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut.

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Author @LisetteBrodey releases DESERT STAR – Book 2 in the Desert Series

One of my favorite people and authors, Lisette Brodey, has released Book 2 in her YA paranormal trilogy, The Desert Series called Desert Star. She is one of the most generous supporters of her fellow authors and a pristine writer of multiple genres.

I called her first book in the series, Mystical High “an enlightening and delightful book for all ages.” You can read my 5-star review here.

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Please help me in congratulating Lisette on her latest book. I’m thrilled to highlight Desert Star and can’t wait to read it. Now, let’s learn a bit more about Book 2 in the Desert series.

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BUY LINKS for The Desert Series

Desert Star (Book 2) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Mystical High (Book 1) ~ Amazon US | Amazon UK

Mystical High is at a special price of 99 cents now, so grab it!

Book Summary ~ Desert Star

Larsen Davis isn’t afraid to stand up to those who bully him, but in a two-against-one situation at Mystekal High, it’s never easy. When classmate River Dalworth witnesses the abuse and intervenes, the two seniors become good friends. Larsen explains that he’s fighting another battle at home: his own mother, Raylene, bullies him for being gay.

When Larsen meets River’s mother, Arielle, and learns she is overseeing the renovation of the Desert Theater, he shares his dream for a career on stage. Soon, Arielle offers Larsen a job as her assistant, but Raylene is dead set against the idea of her son doing what she considers “gay work.” After Raylene gets a new boyfriend, Reggie, the bad situation at home worsens and Larsen has no choice but to leave.

Now working at the Desert Theater, Larsen feels the unearthly presence of someone in the long-abandoned theater. Meanwhile, as the theater nears completion, a talent show is scheduled for opening night. As it becomes more evident that the theater may have a ghost, it also comes to light that someone may be sabotaging the renovation and the show. Is the ghost real or just the handiwork of someone with a grudge?

Opening night at the Desert Theater sets the stage for a crime, never-imagined reunions, long-awaited explanations, and otherworldly miracles.

CONTENT WARNING: Mild sexual content and non-gratuitous profanity. Recommended age: 14+

Book 1 in The Desert Series, MYSTICAL HIGH, was the 2014 eFestival of Words winner for Best Young Adult novel.

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Amazon Author Page | Facebook | Twitter @LisetteBrodey

GoodReads | Website | Google +

Lisette was originally interviewed August 2012.

Lisette Brodey was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After high school, she moved to New York City where she attended Pace University and studied drama. After ten years in New York, several of them working in the radio industry, she moved to Los Angeles, where she held various positions at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA.

Back on the East Coast, she worked for many years as a freelance writer, specializing in PR and the entertainment industry. In 2010, she returned permanently to the Los Angeles area.

She is the author of five novels. Her first-published book, CROOKED MOON (General Fiction) was published in 2008. Her first-written, second-published book, SQUALOR, NEW MEXICO (General Fiction) was published in 2009. MOLLY HACKER IS TOO PICKY! (Women’s Fiction), was published December 1, 2011. In October 2013, Lisette’s fourth novel, MYSTICAL HIGH, book #1 in a YA paranormal trilogy, The Desert Series, was published. In January 2013, the author edited and published a book of her mother’s poetry (written 50 years earlier) called MY WAY TO ANYWHERE by Jean Lisette Brodey.

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Author @JustinBog releases HARK in time for #Christmas

It’s December! And one of my favorite writers, Justin Bog, has just released HARK, an anthology of six Christmas stories. It’s a stellar collection from one of America’s best short story authors.

For 10 lucky residents of the US, Justin is giving away copies of his paperback via Goodreads until Dec 14th. Enter to win, easy to do.

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Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I encourage you to read my 5-star review and grab your copy!

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 HARK will touch your mind and your heart

HARK brings us six wonderful stories that occur at Christmastime. Unlike many books about this time of year, Mr. Bog’s collection pays tribute to the season without being melodramatic or candy-cane sweet.

In the lead-off story, “Hark,” a police officer replays an event that changed his life forever. Just as Christmas marks time each year, so do the memories and consequences of his tragedy. “Hark” is a strong lesson in our inability to change the past, to live in the present, and to hope for a better future.

If you are in the mood for a romantic-comedy, you will love “Seducing Santa.” It is whimsical and tongue-in-cheek, but it conjures the magical spirit of the season.

“Bracelet” in its simplicity brings to mind “The Gift of the Maji” by O. Henry. The ebb and flow of the story will cradle you like a warm ocean tide. The ending is picture-perfect with a delightful twist.

“Everyone Wants Me To” is the longest story in the collection with a similar theme to “Hark.” It’s about the intersection and merging of lives and the effects of these meetings. The story begins with Arlene as a young girl and finishes with her much later in life. It’s an incredibly ambitious tale, not easily told in a short story format, yet, Mr. Bog does it brilliantly. The use of several points of view and a seamless movement from first to third person narration adds layers upon layers of complexity. It is a cautionary tale about how adults deliver love and hate during the formative years of a child. Though it would be an over-simplification to say that negativity and abandonment begets a miserable life, I can fairly say that one is certainly at a disadvantage. Allegorical in its telling, “Everyone Wants Me To” reminds us of blessings we might otherwise take for granted.

My favorite story of the collection is “Snow Globe,” which takes place at a posh Christmas party. The atmosphere is festive; the conversations clipped and pretentious, as conversations tend to be at parties. I enjoyed the diversity of the guests—gay, straight, men, women, all intermingling at what is supposed to be a joyous occasion, yet, there is tension dripping out of champagne bottles. Despite all good intentions, one guest decides to speak his unpleasant truth. It’s an accurate study of human motivation, especially when confined in a pressure-cooker environment.

In “The Heralds,” the story that completes the collection, Kenneth Herald is battling a life-and-death illness. He and his wife discover a shocking truth right before Christmas and what they do is completely unexpected.

I compare the flow of these stories to that of a jazz song. They are delivered in slow, crisp tones. The notes hit the mark and draw in the reader. Like a ‘seasoned’ jazz singer though, Mr. Bog knows that too many trills or too much scat singing can rob a song of its essence, even if it may impress initially.

As such, HARK is a true lesson in storytelling restraint. Each tale, including the bonus “Poseidon Eyes” provides a window into the lives of people we know. They are not Christmas caricatures; their lives are not always extraordinary. They are pieces of you and me, and their stories will touch you whether you celebrate Christmas or not.

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Buy the e-book from: Amazon worldwide

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From the back cover:

A beautifully written collection of short stories from critically acclaimed Pacific Northwest writer Justin Bog, Hark explores the range of emotions surrounding the holidays.  From melancholy to madness, loss and despair to hope and forgiveness, these six tales shimmer with feelings, some we’d rather stuff away, that Christmas can evoke.

Spanning from Anacortes, Washington, to Ann Arbor, Michigan and Sun Valley, Idaho, each tale is woven of people who struggle to make good choices, learn lessons, and maybe even find peace.

A bonus story, Poseidon Eyes, from the upcoming  Sandcastle and Other Stories–The Complete Edition, is included.

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Find Justin at all his virtual homes

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Website and Blog | Twitter @justinbog | Facebook

Google + | Linkedin |  Goodreads

Amazon USUK

Justin was originally interviewed June 2012.

Justin Bog lives in the Pacific Northwest on Fidalgo Island. Justin was Editor and Pop Culture Correspondent for In Classic Style. He is an experimental cook, a lawn mower, and master to two long coat German shepherds, Zippy and Kipling, and two barn cats, Ajax The Gray and Eartha Kitt’n.

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I am interviewed by author Christoph Fischer (@cffbooks)

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I am honoured to be interviewed by author and friend, Christoph Fischer on his site. His book Conditions is newly released and I’m so looking forward to reading it.

He’s one of the most amazing and supportive people I know. I highly recommend you connect to him. You’ll be happy you did!

Come join us as Christoph interviews me on his terrific website and blog.

Enjoy and have a a great weekend, 

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@JohnDolanAuthor and @FionaQuinnBooks create CHAOS together

Two authors, whom I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing and reading, have joined creative forces to write a book.

Chaos is Come Again, courtesy of John Dolan and Fiona Quinn, officially releases today to glowing reviews.

Read my review below, and don’t miss this one!

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CHAOS IS COME AGAIN is off-the-wall addictive!

In Chaos is Come Again, an oddball mix of characters converge in a tale replete with human foibles, a serial killer, and a fantastical love story. While merging the outlandish with the sacred and the absurd with the believable, it unapologetically tramples political correctness to a pulp.

There are so many unique hooks to pull you in.

Sensationalist author, Travis Bishop, is hiding in London after fleeing death threats from his home country. Some of his fellow Americans are not taking kindly to his blasphemous re-invention of Judas as a saint and Jesus as a vampire. Of course, his publisher demands an immediate sequel to his masterpiece.

Then there’s Teagan. Not since Stephen King’s, Annie Wilkes, have I met such an unforgettable villainess. She is no masterpiece, but she is certainly a piece of work.

And how about a modern-day romance spawned on Twitter? Two people bantering from opposite sides of the world with only 140 characters—flirtatious and fun, but can it lead to love? In reading their conversations, one might think it bizarrely possible.

And there’s more, much more …

Despite the intricate dance of deception and obsession throughout multiple story threads, the mood of the book is defiantly upbeat. This can only be attributed to the propulsive storytelling of its authors. Much in the style of Tom Robbins, the pairing of John Dolan and Fiona Quinn has created a novel that defies genre and easy summation. You must read the book to experience its indescribable chaos, so do yourself a favour and grab a copy!

PS. Just when you thought 42 was the answer to everything, you’ll discover 23 is actually the ultimate meaning of life.

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“Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul
But I do love thee! And when I love thee not
Chaos is come again.”

Sean hears voices in his head.
Travis snorts cocaine.
Teagan thinks she’s the next Lady Gaga.
Avery has the boss from Hell and a mother with dementia.
And Goose thinks he can catch a serial killer.

‘Chaos is Come Again’ is a psychological suspense, a mystery, and a love story – loaded with irreverent humour, and viewed through the lens of obsession.

WARNING: This book contains references to Judas Iscariot, a dwarf and a performing monkey.

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Find John and Fiona at their virtual homes

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Blog – Galericulate | Twitter @JohnDolanAuthor

Smashwords | Website | Amazon USUK

Goodreads  | Facebook | Google +

John was originally interviewed Jan. 2013.

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Website | Facebook | Twitter @FionaQuinnBooks

ThrillWriting Blog | Google +Pinterest

Amazon US – UK

Fiona was originally interviewed April 2014.

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NEW Release by @LarryEnright ~ The Blacker Death

Good friend and author, Larry Enright has just released a very timely book called The Blacker Death.

I’ve picked up my copy and look forward to this one. Find out more about Larry if you don’t know him already. Here’s an interview I did with him August 2011.

Congratulations on your newest book, Larry!

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The Black Death. The Bubonic Plague. Originating in China in 1334, it traveled the silk trade routes from Asia, reaching Europe in 1347, where it spread across the continent in the worst pandemic in recorded history. By some estimates, it claimed the lives of two hundred million people, nearly half the world’s population.

Today, there are over seven billion humans on the planet. It no longer takes years for disease to spread by caravan across the deserts. It travels by car, by train, and by plane.

An outbreak of Ebola that started in the West African country of Guinea grabbed the world’s attention when it spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal. In eight months, the virus infected over 8,000 people. Over 4,000 died. It was the worst Ebola outbreak in history, the first true epidemic of the virus since its discovery in 1976. The Director of the CDC said it would only get worse before it got better.

Then it did.

They called it the Blacker Death.

(Note: Some language and situations in this book may not be appropriate for children under 18)

Connect with Larry

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Website | Facebook | Blog | Twitter @LarryEnright

Independent Author Network | YouTube Channel

Amazon author page | Goodreads | Google +

Larry Enright was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an award-winning author and has one best-selling novel. He lives on a farm on where he grows his stories in peaceful climes.

His works include: the best seller “Four Years from Home,” “A King in a Court of Fools,” “Buffalo Nickel Christmas,” “12|21|12,” 2013 IPPY award-winning “A Cape May Diamond,” “Walter Stickle and the Galactic Rangers,” “Walter Stickle and the Goldotti of Deamus,” and “The Blacker Death.”

Find him at larryenright.com.


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Pre-order REFLECTIONS before it publishes Nov. 1st

I’m proud to announce a new release that drops this weekend. Reflections is a collection of short stories, poetry, and essays from some terrific authors, a few of whom I’ve had the pleasure to work with and interviewed on my blog—Darcia Helle, Maria Savva, and Jason McIntryre.

It’s on sale November 1st, but you can pre-order it now from:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada

ONLY 99 cents! I love short stories, so I’ve ordered my copy already. Get yours now!

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Do you trust what you see?

Right becomes left.
Up becomes down.
Distorted, unreal.

Your world looks new when you see its…
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New Release ~ PILATE’S BLOOD by @a_greenwood on SALE Oct. 30th

I’m proud to announce a new release from author and friend, J. Alexander Greenwood. I remember when he wrote the first book in his John Pilate Mystery series, and now he’s releasing his fourth!

Along with his many other fans, I’ve been waiting for Pilate’s Blood for some time. Now you can pre-order it prior to its release Oct. 30th at the low, low price of $2.99. The price will go up to $3.99 on Halloween.

The sale price of 99 cents for each of the first three books will also end on Halloween–so pick them up now!

Pilate’s Cross | Pilate’s Key | Pilate’s Ghost

Get yourself into Alex’s terrific mystery series if you haven’t already.

Now, let’s learn more about Pilate’s Blood!

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The long-awaited fourth book in the award-nominated John Pilate Mystery Series…

John Pilate reluctantly returns to tiny Cross Township…a place resembling a mutated Mayberry packed with guns, a serious lack of anti-depression meds, a rampaging crime boss and an imaginary friend who won’t shut the hell up.

Once a hero, now Pilate is broke, bored and forced to take a job imbued with more authority than the dogcatcher but far less respect. What’s worse is there’s criminality afoot and nobody to deal with it but Pilate. Sure, things could work out just fine…then again, it may come down to spilling Pilate’s Blood…Thicker Than Water, Twice As Deadly.

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Website | Facebook | Goodreads

Twitter @a_greenwood | Instagram | LinkedIn

Jason McIntyre, top-selling suspense author of On The Gathering Storm and Thalo Blue, likes Greenwood’s approach to his books.

“Greenwood offers a fresh take on the mystery thriller with his John Pilate Series. His novels are populated with flawed and neurotic—yet instantly likable—characters who find themselves thrown into maddeningly entertaining situations. Greenwood writes fun, accessible fiction that leaves readers asking for more.

Read Alex’s complete bio and get a list of all his books on his Amazon author page.

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CONDITIONS by Christoph Fischer (@cffbooks) launches!

I’m thrilled to announce a new release from one of the most dynamic men I know. Author and friend, Christoph Fischer’s new novel, Conditions is available TODAY!

I pre-ordered my copy and can’t wait to read it. Find out how you can get your copy.

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Be sure to mark Conditions as “To Read” on Goodreads

Add it to your AMAZON wishlist too!

When Charles and Tony’s mother dies the estranged brothers must struggle to pick up the pieces, particularly so given that one of them is mentally challenged and the other bitter about his place within the family.

The conflict is drawn out over materialistic issues, but there are other underlying problems which go to the heart of what it means to be part of a family which, in one way or another. has cast one aside.

Prejudice, misconceptions and the human condition in all forms feature in this contemporary drama revolving around a group of people who attend the subsequent funeral at the British South Coast.

Meet flamboyant gardener Charles, loner Simon, selfless psychic Elaine, narcissistic body-builder Edgar, Martha and her version of unconditional love and many others as they try to deal with the event and its aftermath.

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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he is still resident today.
He completed a historical “Three Nations Trilogy” in 2013, comprising of “The Luck of the Weissensteiners”, “Sebastian” and “The Black Eagle Inn.”
In May 2014 he published his first contemporary novel “Time To Let Go” in May.
He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

Christoph was interviewed on my blog February 7, 2014.

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New Release ~ JUST CAUSE by @Carolyn_Arnold on SALE Oct. 16th

I’m proud to announce a new release from Canadian author and friend, Carolyn Arnold. She is releasing the 5th book in the Madison Knight Series. Just Cause is available by pre-order now and releases Oct. 16th!

Please learn more about Carolyn’s latest book and put in your order now!

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A cold case pits Madison against the Russian Mafia, but things take a swift turn when the unthinkable happens a new threat arises and has Madison hunting down an unknown killer.

While trying to make sense of the clues, bodies are piling up, and the brass is hungry for explanations. In addition, Madison must balance all of this while nursing an injury, talking out her emotions with a therapist a bureaucratic necessity, answering to an eager journalist, and facing an internal affairs investigation.

As the answers come together, Madison narrows in on a possible link between the Russian Mafia and someone within the Stiles PD.

Will she have the courage to confront the person she believes is playing both sides, even though they hold a position of great power?

Things are about to be shaken up, and, for Madison, that means she just might have to let go of the past to embrace her future.

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Carolyn Arnold’s love for writing dates back to her teen years, but her passion was reignited in 2006 when a fellow employee said “tell me a story.” Since then Carolyn has never looked back.

TIES THAT BIND, the first in her Madison Knight Series, was published in 2011 and it became a Kindle Best Seller, reaching the top 100 in Police Procedurals in the US and in the UK. Her writing has been compared to New York Times Bestsellers such as JD Robb, Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, and more.

Carolyn was born in 1976 in a rural town of Ontario, Canada. She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and lives with her husband, and two beagles in a city near Toronto.

Carolyn was interviewed on my blog November 11, 2011.

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Devil’s Nightmare: Premonitions by Rob Pruneda is on SALE! (@sharkbaitwrites)

I’m thrilled to give some space to my dear friend, Rob Pruneda (aka Sharky) who is launching his new book today.

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Rob!

Learn more about his Devil’s Nightmare Halloween Blog Tour, and his newest release ~ Devil’s Nightmare: Premonitions. 

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Devil’s Nightmare by Robert Pruneda is a chilling read, perfect for the Halloween season. If you are a fan of horror and suspense, you’ll want to check this one out. To hook you to the series, the first novel is only 99 cents on Kindle (and Kindle reading apps). For those who have been waiting for the sequel, Devil’s Nightmare: Premonitions is also now available worldwide.

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Detective Aaron Sanders’ abilities and fortitude are put to the test when he investigates a brutal double-homicide where a boy’s parents are found mutilated inside their home. The boy is the only witness to the crime and his clothes are stained with his parents’ blood. His clothes are also tainted with the blood of other victims from a separate and even more horrific crime scene at a nearby cemetery. All of the victims appear to have been killed in the same manner and the boy knows the true identity of the evil responsible for the multiple deaths, but he is unwilling to talk. No one would believe him. A threat on the boy’s life and a disturbing nightmare causes Detective Sanders to question his beliefs and his own sanity. This investigation ultimately leads Sanders in a fight to save himself and the life of an orphaned boy from an unimaginable evil that is spawned from the curse of the Devil’s Nightmare.

Available on Amazon (US), Amazon (UK) and Barnes & Noble

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PREMONITIONS for ebookDevil’s Nightmare: Premonitions (Book 2)

Sequel to the Amazon bestselling horror Devil’s Nightmare, Robert Pruneda brings fans of the first novel another horrific thriller full of twists, chills, and a shocking conclusion. Two years have passed since Aaron Sanders retired from the Austin Police Department after what the media has called The Saint Hedwig Massacre. He moves his family out of the capital city to start a new life as a small town cop in Lost Maples, Texas, where the population count is updated more often than the murder rate. That bit of reputation is about to change when Aaron is once again caught in the middle of a mysterious investigation that has an eerie familiarity. This time, however, he is certain what is responsible for the violent deaths . . . Or is he? Evil knows no boundaries and it is up to Aaron to figure out how to protect the residents of his community, and his family, from becoming its next victims.

Now available on Amazon (US), Amazon (UK)

Paperback coming soon to Barnes & Noble.

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Robert Pruneda is author of the Amazon Kindle best selling horror novel Devil’s Nightmare and contemporary family sports drama series Victory Lane: The Chronicles. He lives in south Texas and has called the Lone Star State his home all of his life. Pruneda is also a classic car enthusiast and proud owner of a black 1981 Corvette that his friends call “The Bat Mobile.” He is very active in social media and is an avid gamer who can often be found fighting side-by-side with his friends on his favorite first-person shooter . . . but he prefers survival horror.

Follow Robert Pruneda on Twitter (@SharkbaitWrites) and on Facebook. You can visit his Website (Sharkbaitwrites.com) to follow his blog posts and stay current on upcoming novels.

Rob was interviewed on my blog April 27, 2012.

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New Release ~ SCATTERGUN by @hefferonJoe on SALE Oct. 10th

I’m proud to announce a new release from author and friend, Joe Hefferon. His short story, Scattergun – A Reckoning in Two Acts is available by pre-order now and releases Oct. 10th!

Please learn more about Joe’s latest book and put in your order. At only 99 cents, it’s a steal!

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Scattergun is the first short work in a series examining the dark side of the human condition, set in the aberrant world of a synaesthetic Texas ranger, Lamar McNelly.

Book One: Riding shotgun in the mind of a wandering killer, stalking the plains of the rural west, until a violent confrontation in a Colorado rail yard pits the cerebral McNelly against the mammalian brain of an outlaw.

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Joseph Hefferon retired from law enforcement after twenty-five years and now writes full-time. Scattergun is the first of a series.

His novel, The Unlost, will be released in early 2015.

Joe was interviewed on my blog November 29, 2013.

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INTERGALACTIC HEAT by @jsubject is FREE until August 4th!

JES-IH-300x450Friend and fellow Canadian author of hot, science fiction erotic romance, Jessica Subject, has a collection of FREE stories available for a LIMITED time only! They cover the genres of romance in: Science Fiction, Contemporary, Lesbian, Menage, Military, Interracial, and Erotic.

There is definitely something for everyone here, so grab it while you can! Find out more from Jessica, and read an excerpt from Celestial Seduction below.

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INTERGALACTIC HEAT

a collection of 1Night Stand stories

by Jessica E. Subject

A date on a space station? Alien lovers? Madame Evangeline, owner of the exclusive 1Night Stand dating service is known to be magical in fulfilling the ideal dates of her clients, but she’s outdone herself this time, bring together beings from Earth and beyond. As long as applicants are willing to let go of their pasts and open their hearts and minds, she will find their perfect match, whether they be a former sci-fi television star, a nurse, an employee of the Space Service, a former Marine, or even an extraterrestrial. Because everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after…

169 pages

Contains: Beneath the Starry Sky, Celestial Seduction, Unknown Futures, Satin Sheets in Space, and Sudden Breakaway

Available FREE for your Kindle!

July 31, 2014 to August 4, 2014

US | UK | Canada | Australia | Germany

Brazil | France | India | Italy | Japan | Mexico | Spain

Also available in PRINT from

Amazon (Canada/US/UK) | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | more

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Reviews

Beneath the Starry Sky

“Instant attraction leads to heart pounding passion.” – Coffee Beans & Love Scenes

Celestial Seduction

“If you’ve never thought of the stars as steamy, this [story] with have you rethinking the entire sci-fi genre.” – The Indie Elite

Unknown Futures

Unknown Futures…was tasteful, yet highly erotic and it handled the relationship between two women wonderfully.” – Tracy Riva Books & Reviews

Satin Sheets in Space

“Jessica Subject is the queen of science fiction romance. Her stories pull you into other worlds where anything is possible. Satin Sheets in Space is no exception.” – Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

Sudden Breakaway

“When Jared and Paige come together…it is hot enough I am surprised they didn’t melt the ice in the hockey rink.” – Cocktails and Books

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Excerpt from Celestial Seduction – M/F Science Fiction Erotic Romance

Her intensity excited him, but he needed to find a way to keep her calm. She refused to look into his eyes. His mouth crashed down on hers, absorbing her next words. She objected at first, but then her tongue reached out to him, a passionate gesture unheard of on Ginnun.

He matched the force of her kiss and skimmed his hands down her arms to rest on her sides near her breasts. She no longer struggled. Her arms wrapped around him, keeping him close. When she released his mouth to take a breath, he sat up. She panted underneath him.

“That was incredible. I….I felt like I was flying through space. So many colors and the brightest stars.”

He experienced something different. With that kiss, he had finally found someone who could keep him grounded on Earth and repress any regret for not returning to Ginnun. He brushed his thumb along her cheekbone. “I’d like to continue if you’ll let me.” He leaned down and placed light kisses across her face.

A sigh escaped her lips and the last of her tight muscles relaxed underneath him. He slid his body down her legs, his hands returning to her belly.

“I thought you were going to continue something else,” she whispered.

His cock pressed against his pants already. Her sudden interest in sex made it painful. “I want to, but I need to finish giving you this gift.”

Her body moved but she didn’t struggle or try to get away. “What exactly are you doing to me? What is this gift? Why was my stomach glowing?”

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Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. If you’re looking for something really steamy, check out her stories written as Paisley Brown.

When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

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Release Day for THE EROTIC BATH by Casey Sheridan (@CaseSheridan)

One of my favorite people, and the first erotica author I connected with when I started writing is the lovely Casey Sheridan. I am thrilled to announce she releases The Erotic Bath today. I picked up my copy this morning!

Please join me in congratulating Casey on her latest release.

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Wesley can’t believe his eyes when three beautiful women mysteriously appear from the steam in the bath. And all three women want him.

It’s Wesley’s birthday and he’s looking forward to a relaxing soak in a hot bath when three beautiful women mysteriously appear and all three want him.

Are Cinnamon, Sunshine, and Hazel the best birthday gifts ever? Or is Wesley’s imagination running overtime?

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Click on a title to Casey’s backlist and pick one up!

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Casey Sheridan writes sensual erotic fiction. Like most authors, Casey began writing when she was very young. It was later in life when she read her first piece of erotica and it was on a dare that she wrote her first erotic story.

Her erotica is sensual and fun with unique story lines.

Casey’s books are available through Breathless Press, Amazon, and All Romance eBooks. Her short fiction is published on various erotic web­sites such as The Erotic Woman, Every night Erotica, RSVP-Erotica.

Her title, Ruby Red Metallic is an EPIC eBook Awards 2012 Finalist.

An introvert by nature, Casey enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and reading when not writing. She loves animals and volunteers time to care for a local feral/outside cat colony.

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A COMMON EVIL is upon us thanks to @brchitwood

One of my favorite people, author Billy Ray Chitwood releases his book, A Common Evil today! Sink your teeth into this series. I’m glad I did! Read my review below and discover why. You can also find my review on:

Amazon US | UK | Canada  and Goodreads.

Please join me in congratulating Billy Ray on his latest book. Well done, sir!

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Former sleuth Bailey Crane and lovely wife Wendy are enjoying their penthouse pleasures until a cartel sting operation at their Mexican resort brings chaos and emotional uncertainty into a blurry reality. Wendy is kidnapped, and Bailey faces the demons running loose in his mind as he struggles with his choices. Also President of the resort’s HOA, Bailey has not only kidnapping and murders with which to contend, but other problems which add to this suspenseful chapter in his life. The surprising end point brings back to Bailey and Wendy those memories better left in the memory vault.

An exciting, intense thriller in the sand and cacti of Mexico’s Sonoran desert by the beautiful Sea of Cortez.

This is the final Book 6 of ‘The Bailey Crane Mystery Series’.

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My 5-star review for A Common Evil

A Common Evil addresses something basic in all of us—the need to preserve the things we love, whether they are people, a place to live, or a certain way of life.

This is the sixth and final book in the Bailey Crane Mystery series, which started with An Arizona Tragedy – (Bailey Crane Mystery Series Book 1), and it more than stands on its own as an engaging story.

The setting is the Sea of Cortez, also known by other names—Gulf of California or Gulf of Mexico, a large inlet along the northwestern coast of Mexico. Already, the story attracted me due to its location – exotic, hot, sand, beach, and home to Corona beer.

Bailey Crane, a retired detective is minding his own business, living in a luxury beach resort with his wife, Wendy, when he is drawn into the shifty underworld. The start of the book pulls you in immediately with raucous gunfire. It offers a look of what it’s like to live among drug cartels that are at odds with one another. The paradox of paradise is that life is expendable when profit and greed motivate those in power.

Against the backdrop of the fascinating world of living in Mexico as an American, Mr. Chitwood treats us to moments of self-reflection with strong hints of his Southern upbringing. These moments were for me, some of the most satisfying passages in the book. They offered a deeper look into the inner workings of his protagonist.

Bailey Crane is not afraid to be brutish to protect what he wants. While he may wrestle with inner demons, he can steep himself firmly in the task at hand and reflect on his own morality later. In other words, he gets the job done.

Through his two main characters, the author offers us a glimpse of a couple who have been through a lot. Bailey Crane and Wendy have a very strong relationship, one with a love that runs deep and is deeply personal. Within that love, words are not always required to express how they feel for each other. At times, the book reads as an ode from Bailey to Wendy, and I found this particularly endearing.

As with all good mystery/thrillers, there are twists and turns and a surprise ending that made for a wonderful read. For lovers of the mystery genre, whether you slant toward action, cozy, or literary—A Common Evil will not disappoint.

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