A paranormal thriller with heart. Treat yourself to this thriller about a dedicated cop, a little boy with a special talent and the woman that loves t...moreA paranormal thriller with heart. Treat yourself to this thriller about a dedicated cop, a little boy with a special talent and the woman that loves them.
This was a true surprise; not the writing, I knew that would be great and not the storytelling, I've read books by Jeff before and know his talent for relating and timing the tale.
Joni Cole is the marvelously witty writing teacher, award nominee, speaker and author of Another Bad Dog Book. First, let me make it clear that this i...moreJoni Cole is the marvelously witty writing teacher, award nominee, speaker and author of Another Bad Dog Book. First, let me make it clear that this is not a book about dogs. This is a collection of heartfelt essays about true-life tales.
Only Joni could turn life's trying, often depressing, moments into amusing and entertaining anecdotes. You'll find yourself commiserating and laughing out-loud as you turn the pages and still want more at the end.
Check out Another Bad Dog Book and Joni's other books on Amazon. I promise, you won't be sorry...just entertained.(less)
Avalon and Mitzi Kelly bring you the first book in the Silver Sleuths series. Classic Revenge combines all the elements of the cozy mystery; the small...moreAvalon and Mitzi Kelly bring you the first book in the Silver Sleuths series. Classic Revenge combines all the elements of the cozy mystery; the small neighborhood setting, the likeable amateur sleuth (in this case three), no graphic violence or profanity for a fun and engaging read.
In Classic Revenge a dear friend of Trish, Edna and Millie has died. At first her death is ruled accidental but then the woman’s husband, Sam, is arrested for her murder. The women, whose combined age is 193, are incensed. How could anyone believe Sam could murder the love of his life?
The police are convinced they have their ‘man’ and aren’t interested in investigating further. These strong and determined ladies are not going to sit still while Sam is railroaded; despite being warned of the dangers of involving themselves with murder suspects the trio begin their investigation.
As they doggedly follow the intricate twists of the plot, the ladies find plenty of clues and possible scenarios eventually ending up with more danger and suspects than expected only to find themselves held at gunpoint. (less)
In Indie author/publisher M. Darusha Wehm’s second novel, released in January of 2010, we are introduced to a future world. One where day-to-day life...moreIn Indie author/publisher M. Darusha Wehm’s second novel, released in January of 2010, we are introduced to a future world. One where day-to-day life as we now know it doesn’t exist and social activity takes place on the multitude of ‘nets’ and ‘boards’ designed by computer programmers.
Darusha Wehm has cleverly developed complex characters to populate this multifaceted world that is complete with diverse neighborhoods to explore. The first ‘murder’ in this world has occurred and Ivy Velasquez has contacted Adersson Dexter, Dex, an independent investigator of private claims and concerns, to find out who hated Reuben Cobalt, her other identity, enough to scramble his code.
To protect her real identity, Ivy created Reuben to find new friends and explore this ‘other’ world in safety. It wasn’t safe for Reuben though. Most employers have a no ‘multi’ clause in their employment contracts. Was Rueben destroyed because of the bigotry that exists towards multis or because of something she knows? Ivy needs to find out. As one of the Cubicle Men, an underground ‘private’ security force, Dex has the connections to find out.
About the Author: Darusha is the author of the Andersson Dexter series of science fiction detective novels Act of Will and Self Made, and the Parsec Award-nominated cyberpunk novel Beautiful Red. She also writes short stories and non-fiction, some of which can be read free at her website. She is a member of SpecFicNZ and the online writing community #amwriting.
Darusha is from Canada, but has spent the past three years living and sailing on her sailboat, Scream, with her partner Steven. She's in New Zealand now where she's writing short stories and novels for your entertainment.
10 years ago Dr. Sebastian Briggs involved six people in a pharmaceutical trial. Now unknown to his trial subjects, he’s continuing the experiment.
Nic...more10 years ago Dr. Sebastian Briggs involved six people in a pharmaceutical trial. Now unknown to his trial subjects, he’s continuing the experiment.
Nicholson’s unexpected prose adds to the uncertainty and anticipation of this suspense thriller where the characters stumble through a cat and mouse game played with the unprincipled Dr. Briggs.
Liquid Fear is just one of the 12 thriller novels Scott Nicholson has written. But he is nothing if not versatile; he has also written short stories, comics series and screenplays. He was a musician in a former life. His work is self-published by Hunted Computer Books.
Scott Nicholson is also a freelance editor and journalist living in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. He has also written hundreds of songs and poems. As a newspaper reporter, he's won three North Carolina Press Association awards. Visit his website for more on his writing, life,and appearances.
Available for 99 cents at Amazon, Amazon UK, BN.com & Smashwords (iPad, Kobo, and Sony TBA)
by Lynnette Phillips, Avid Book Reviews
Look for the sequel, CHRONIC FEAR, in June 2011. Read the first chapter (less)
Before I knew it I was totally enjoying Lincoln’s Diary but not because of the title or locale any longer. Now it was because I was enthralled by the...moreBefore I knew it I was totally enjoying Lincoln’s Diary but not because of the title or locale any longer. Now it was because I was enthralled by the story and characters. Let me explain.
I was initially drawn to D. L. Fowler’s novel, Lincoln’s Diary, by the title. Since I was a child I’ve been both a Lincoln and a history buff. After I started to read I realized many of the settings were local for me and I could ‘see’ where Sarah was, what stores and neighborhoods she was passing. But as I kept turning the pages the plot and characters became strong and enticing.
Sarah is cleaning out her mother’s house when a courier arrives with a check in payment for some documents her mother had sold to a university professor in California. Sarah becomes curious as to what her mother might have sold. Her Grandmother Cassie had always talked about the Lincoln Diary that Sarah’s grandfather had given her to keep safe. Mom wouldn’t sell that, would she?
Sarah goes to California to talk to the professor in person only to find he has been murdered just before her scheduled appointment. Now she’s not only being accused of the murder but she’s receiving threatening phone calls and being stalked. And now the federal government is weighing in expecting her to just turn over the diary, which, by the way, she’s only heard about.
Does the diary prove that Abraham Lincoln planned his own assassination? What kind of reason would someone have for doing such a thing?
Flash fiction is known by different names, sudden fiction, microfiction, micro-story, postcard fiction, but whatever name strikes your fancy John McDo...moreFlash fiction is known by different names, sudden fiction, microfiction, micro-story, postcard fiction, but whatever name strikes your fancy John McDonnell’s 13 Horror Stories puts him in a category with masters of this genre.
Join the Beauty Queen, Billy and Uncle Hank, Nekhbet, Annabelle Lockard feel the fear…it’s so much stronger when the important fiction elements are only hinted at or implied.
“You wanted to feel fear, right?…Yes, I heard it’s the strongest emotion…”
John McDonnell believes in the power of imagination. He writes horror, sci-fi and romance. Visit John’s flash fiction blog to find out more about his stories.
Clever and compelling suspense filled short story with an enticing cliffhanger ending written by a true thrill mistress.
Rachel Valentine is 16. She ha...moreClever and compelling suspense filled short story with an enticing cliffhanger ending written by a true thrill mistress.
Rachel Valentine is 16. She has just been shuttled off to a St. Mary’s School for Wayward Souls. The nuns are not only very strict, her room spartan and her possessions secreted away in the Mother Superior’s office under lock and key, she gets only an hour of free time every day. She’s spending her free time watching the news when she sees a man behind the reporter in Trafalgar Square she recognizes as her brother who is supposedly dead.
No one will believe Michael is alive and in London so since you don’t end up in a boarding school for wayward souls by being a good girl Rachel hatches an escape plan. Now she’s spending her days circulating Michael’s photo looking for someone who’s seen him but she finds out there’s something very strange going on, the list of missing person’s is growing and she’s right in the middle of the danger.
Searching for Michael is Ella Grey’s second eshort story published by Echelon Press as part of a project tempt reluctant readers. The story is written in short installments and ends in a cliffhanger in the hope of enticing the reader to read the next installment.
Ella Grey lives with her husband, son and dog. Her first eshort published by Echelon Press was released last year. To find out more about Ella Grey, her stories and books visit her at http://ellagrey.wordpress.com/
Review by Lynnette Phillips, Avid Book Reviews (less)
3/12/11 Just downloaded a sample at Smashwords~Love the sound of the synopsis!
3/15/11 As FDR would say GRAND! Michelle was more than a confidential in...more3/12/11 Just downloaded a sample at Smashwords~Love the sound of the synopsis!
3/15/11 As FDR would say GRAND! Michelle was more than a confidential informant (CI) and then she was gone and Travis, still haunted by nightmares, was starting all over. Now he spends most of his time either at the cabin he built on the Clearwater River, Idaho or teaching criminology at the University.
For five years he’s stayed away from police work. Now Jessie White Eagle’s brother’s body has been found on federal lands. (less)
2/24/11 I plan on starting this this weekend and expect a great read - Should be finishe by Mon because Dana Stabenow has never let me down! I just ke...more2/24/11 I plan on starting this this weekend and expect a great read - Should be finishe by Mon because Dana Stabenow has never let me down! I just keep reading and then I'm sorry I've finished. Oh well, it's what I do...I gotta read!
3/7/11 Okay, I put this aside so I could fulfill some review commitments...BUT, as expected Dana Stabenow didn't let me down. She does never has a single wimpy character in any of her books (not even the villians). I love her Kate Shugak novels (alright, you caught me I love all of her novels) and Kate certainly is not of the flighty pampered heroines!
In this one Ms. Stabenow weaves the story of a decades old family mystery into a contemporary investigation.(less)
There was such magic in these pages...when I read it a movie played in my head! I've always been disappointed by movies of books I've read but it soun...moreThere was such magic in these pages...when I read it a movie played in my head! I've always been disappointed by movies of books I've read but it sounds like my family is going to insist I see this with them.(less)
Attention grabbing from the start - a compelling read for both YA and adult audiences.
Zach and his brother Kyle are shipped off to their uncle at an a...moreAttention grabbing from the start - a compelling read for both YA and adult audiences.
Zach and his brother Kyle are shipped off to their uncle at an archaeological dig in Guatemala when his parents' marriage comes apart. Uncle Cliff, Kyle and even Zach see Zach as the 'bad guy' in his own life and maybe even the break-up of the marriage. But there isn't long to dwell on Zach's faults. There's more trouble almost as soon as the teens land in Guatemala...and then Zach's visions start. (less)