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eBook Miner (ebookminer) | 544 comments Mod
1. Now - 10th Title submissions are posted. Submission guidelines allow for a maximum of 500 words and your books title only. As the shortlisted books will be judged purely on this post it is recommended that the authors think outside the box (no posts to other websites, good reads link only) and post something which draws people in and gives enough away to leave everyone wanting more! (Check out the CODE OF CONDUCT PRIOR TO SUBMITTING -https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...)

2. Late August 10th: the shortlisted/finalists will be announced (selected by the EBM team) - NOW, LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

3. August 10th - 15th EBM members vote for the title they feel best represents our groups 'book of the month' here's the important part ***IF YOU VOTE FOR A TITLE & IT WINS, YOU MUST READ & REVIEW IT FOR THE AUTHOR!*** It needs to be completed by August 30th.

We understand sometimes "life" gets in the way but we don't want this to be habitual, if you can't commit to reviewing your choice, please don't vote.

4. August 15th Winning title announced based on tallied votes. The author provides the EBM team with three copies of their book (pdf/mobi/epub format.) This is required within 48 hours of winning. If you are an author and don't know how to format your book to this format, we will do it for you. As an author you MUST agree to donate the book to all who voted for it and you must also agree not to extend deadlines for readers. The program exists with a purpose.

5. Members have from August 17th to August 30th to read/review the book for the winning author!

6. EBM itself will support the winner by promoting their book on our Facebook page (17,000+ followers) our Twitter page (49,000 followers) and on our Goodreads group & Newsletter (1,900 members and growing!)

7. Send us your email address and preferred format if your book wins, within a 24 hr period of the end of voting. You can do this by messaging it to us here on good reads.

Nominate the book you want to read below, the AUTHOR MUST BE A MEMBER OF OUR GROUP and THE AUTHOR MUST NOT BE PUBLISHED BY A MAJOR PUBLISHING HOUSE/COMPANY. The book must have been edited and be of an acceptable publishing quality.

If you have any questions, please pm us directly. Thanks!

GOOD READS LINKS ONLY, NO SALES INFORMATION INCL DISCOUNTED PRICES ETC, THERE ARE OTHER THREADS FOR THAT!


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Claire Gem | 3 comments Question: are books published by small, independent publishing houses eligible? Mine is through Soul Mate Publishing...


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Paula Cappa I ask a similar question to Claire. My ebook is self-pubbed but print edition is by Crispin Books, small indie house in Wisconsin. Do we post our submissions in this thread?


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Diana Hockley (cadfael) | 3 comments My book also was set up and published by a self-publishing contractor here in Australia. Is that okay, and do I post the submission here?


message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 06, 2015 06:19AM) (new)

I'll submit One Kill Away for consideration.

Halifax homicide detective Allan Stanton's walked away from his job to reconnect with his young son, until a killer starts methodically carving his way through the city's underbelly. His ex-partner needs help, and Stanton reluctantly returns.

The killer is definitely working through a list of victims, and he's leaving cryptic clues at his grisly crime scenes. Are they there to confuse the police? Or is there something more to them? As Stanton unravels this shocking central mystery, he becomes the target of an unexpected enemy--those next on the killer's list

Thank you.


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Oak Anderson | 2 comments Thank you for the opportunity, I'll submit Take One With You

MURDER GOES VIRAL!

Charlie and Sarah, two disaffected teens dealing with depression, meet in an online chatroom and soon hatch a plan to bring meaning to their lives by encouraging other despondent individuals to help eradicate the "scum of society", such as pedophiles and rapists who have escaped justice. Anyone determined to commit suicide is urged to first kill someone who "got away with it" before taking their own life. Why not, they ask, "take one with you?"

The idea goes viral and things rapidly spiral out of control. As they develop feelings for each other, their worldwide followers begin to enact a very different version of their idea, perverting its original intent and threatening the thin line between civil society and criminal anarchy. Just as they find the hope of happiness together, Charlie and Sarah must deal with the monster they've created, a global epidemic of murder-suicide that threatens the very core of their humanity.

Take One With You is a unique crime thriller/millennial love story that poses the question: If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, would you kill someone tonight? Someone who had done something terrible. Someone who deserved to die. If so, who would it be? If you wouldn't go that far, what about your neighbor? Your friend? Your enemy? Who draws the line? Who decides who lives and who dies? And what if we all began to take justice into our own hands?


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Kayti Raet | 12 comments I want to submit The Dead Don't Speak, a crime thriller by Kendall Bailey

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...? The Dead Don't Speak by Kendall Bailey from_search=true&search_version=service

Daphne Carter is an executive at the Versailles Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. Zach Hepson is a twelve year old boy forced into performing a phony psychic act at county fairs by his oft inebriated father. Their lives couldn’t be more different. When Zach arrives in Vegas and embarrasses a popular showman during his act, he sparks a chaotic chain of events that alter his and Daphne’s lives forever. The two find themselves allied in navigating a bloody web of power and deceit, matched against two con men, a famous detective, and a ruthless businessman. A showdown is coming to Las Vegas and not everyone will make it out alive.


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Paula Cappa Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural by Paula Cappa Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural

An Eric Hoffer Book Award Winner, 2015.
92% 4- and 5-star reviews on Amazon.

"The road to hell is paved with the skulls of priests." Father Raymond Kera is certain this is true. When he meets artist Kip Livingston, a woman haunted by dreams of a dark invader, he learns about Kip’s night sea journeys. Her demon, what she calls the Firehawk, has the power to break out of her dreams into her waking life. Even Kip’s Jungian therapist, Dr. Laz Merlyn, cannot help Kip out of this ghostly world. Raymond soon discovers that Kip’s troubles are a descent into a land beyond consciousness, into what Jung calls descensus ad inferos—a descent into Hades. Can Raymond rescue Kip from her Firehawk? What risks on that road to hell will he have to take? Or will Kip pay the ultimate price? This supernatural thriller is a fast-paced read with angels and demons, psychological twists, romance, and murder.

U.S. Review of Books “Stunning and absorbing plot on par with—if not better than—a Dan Brown novel. Truly an outstanding read, Night Sea Journey is one book that is hard to put down!

★★★★★ Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer Gives 5 STARS to Paula Cappa. “A talent that will draw even those who are not keen on supernatural stories into her fold.”

SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW ★★★★★ "NIGHT SEA JOURNEY is like reading a Dan Brown book with a wicked twist: it has real demons. Readers will be taken on a continual thrill ride, impossible to put down, a fast-paced thriller."

Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural


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Fancy Pants Poetry

The poetry you'll meet in this collection will be biting, defensive, cynical and sarcastic. Dark humour is used to elaborate upon bleak life outlooks. At many times the spirit in these poems are rooted in antonymous rebellion. All that said, the reader will also encounter various instances synonymous with the proverbial "light at the end of tunnel".


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A.M. Dunnewin (amdunnewin) I'm submitting my novel The Benighted. :)

The Benighted

The King was dead.

His body was found slain in his room, only months after his son had been brutally murdered. Skylar Mandolyn, his daughter, has now become the last heir to inherit the throne. But instead of becoming Queen, she has been imprisoned for helping in the escape of Sir Harlin Brien, her knight who was framed for the King’s murder.

Confined to darkness, Skylar's captors have given her no choice but to yield to a new kind of enemy: a kingdom that has advanced in both technology and warfare. It's when she refuses that the prison uses its other means of persuasion, and although unmerciful, the whip lashings and isolation can't suppress the memories of her family's downfall. Pulled between her subconscious and reality, Skylar already knows who the true enemy is, because even the darkness can't hide the deceptive hands that have destroyed them all.

With two kingdoms on the brink of war, Skylar's only hope is in the person who has gone missing — Harlin, the knight who was sworn to protect her. The memory of him surrounds her when the darkness screams louder than the prisoners, and when Death smiles a faceless grin in between the cracks of the stone. While the tremors start to rise from the deep, crawling up through the prison's walls, Skylar doesn't realize that she will soon see why he's one of the Benighted.

The mystery was never how Harlin escaped. It's how he'll return.


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Deborah Mitton (goodreadscomdeborah_mitton) | 1 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

I would like to submit my novel - Ten for the Devil.

It's a dark - crime thriller.


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Pete Carter (petecarter) | 15 comments TERMINUS: Includes the novella 'BRITISH DAYLIGHT PLC'
Following on from my July success, here's something different : a book of contemporary Sci-Fi stories. Five stories in all, including one novella, based around the present day. (Doh! - that's what contemporary means :-))

Each story is quite different - some you may like, some you may not - but there is a common theme, inherent in the title. Terminus to suit all sizes from individual to the entire species...

Thanks to all who voted for my last book, and to those who subsequently posted reviews.


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Carrie-Anne O'Driscoll (caodriscoll) | 4 comments I'd like to take this opportunity to recommend a new book that I have just read. It's Young Adult and incredibly written.

The Title is :Immortal: The Chosen by Terra James

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Seventeen year old Emmaline Watson's life is about to change forever. Her family has generations of secrets that are about to change everything she thought she knew existed. What will happen when she finds out that she is one of the most powerful parts of the supernatural race, and it's her responsibility to save them all? Can she become what they need her to be? Will the supernatural world cease to exist, or will she be able to save it in time?

Seventeen year old Dravon Riley has his own secrets that are entwined with her generations of secrets.He seems to be just a normal boy, but his true self is hidden. What will happen when he finds out that he is a piece of the puzzle connected to saving the supernatural race? Will he accept his destiny? Will he fight fate?

Jasper's secrets threaten to destroy him every day. He becomes their enemy, when he does the unthinkable. His pain fuels his rage against their race, and he will stop at nothing to destroy them. He doesn't want to hurt anyone, but he'll do whatever he can to be free of the grief that is plaguing him. Will he succeed in destroying them all?


*** I did ask the author's permission and she has agreed to participate if she's chosen.


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eBook Miner (ebookminer) | 544 comments Mod
Is Terra (Author) a member of this group?


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Claire Gem | 3 comments I'd like to submit Phantom Traces, my contemporary romance w/paranormal elements. The trailer (and you gotta watch it!) is on my Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

A history professor in a tweed jacket, a cheeky Goth chick, and a pipe-smoking, book-hurling ghost. Put them all together in an antiquated library and, well…
Professor Jack Wood’s silver-streaked hair definitely ages him, and he can thank Killer Dawn for that. He won’t be falling into the love trap again anytime real soon. But this new librarian has him curious, with her head-to-toe black Goth garb, piercings, and a defiant attitude to match. Definitely not his type of girl, but still…

Abigail Stryker’s got her work cut out for her. The last two librarians didn’t last a month before airborne books chased them off. But Abby’s determined to make her new life a go – and to stay as far away from older men as possible. Once was enough. Might be tough to do when the library’s best patron is none other than dreamy-eyed Jack Wood. And it seems the eccentric ghost may have taken a shine to her as well.

“Phantom Traces” is the contemporary story of a young librarian struggling to revive the antiquated and reportedly haunted Harvey Library. A pipe-smoking ghost has suddenly begun hurling books at anyone he doesn’t like, and if the haunting isn’t stopped, the library will be shut down. Abby enlists the help of history professor Jack Wood to figure out what has stirred the spirit of the library’s founder, and why he’s still trapped within its walls after over 100 years. In so doing, they uncover a tragic, 19th century tale of everlasting love.

Addressing the themes of May-September romance and the heartbreak of Alzheimer’s, “Phantom Traces” combines a modern love story, a historical tragedy, and a spooky paranormal in a multilayered, fast-paced plot guaranteed to take the reader on an emotional ride.


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Kayti Raet | 12 comments Kendall is a member of the group btw


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Mary Williams | 3 comments IF YOU ONLY KNEW is a contemporary romance by Mary J. Williams.
Tyler and Drew’s Story
He broke her heart. Now, ten years later he’s finally going to tell her why.

Tyler Jones and Drew Harper.
They came from different worlds.
They weren’t supposed to fall in love.

Teenagers on the brink of adulthood they gave into an uncontrollable attraction, sharing their hopes, fears, and their bodies. The plans they made in secret kept them going until they could leave the small town of Harper Falls and pursue their dreams.

Drew wanted to break free from his family’s wealth and influence, he wanted to make it on his own. Tyler was an artist. People in her hometown laughed at the idea of a girl with her background making anything of herself. Together they planned on conquering the world.

Without warning Drew pulled away. He left town without an explanation, crushing Tyler’s heart.

Now they’re both back where it all started and Drew can finally tell Tyler what really drove them apart. They have a second chance at love. But there are some people who will stop at nothing to keep them apart. Not even murder.


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Charles Vrooman (greenpower) | 70 comments I’d like to submit my thriller, “The True Virus”, to see how infectious it is.

The True Virus Thriller Novel by Charles Vrooman

Ebola, computer hacking and the Gaza/Israeli war are all included in this action packed novel.

Synopsis:
This story takes place during the December 2008 to January 2009 Gaza/Israeli war. It starts out with a hacking incident involving the main CIA computer. After this breach in security, John Brookfield a CIA computer specialist travels to Israel to work with Sarah Stein the Co-developer of DNA computer technology to find out if the DNA component of the CIA system has been compromised. John is shocked when the cell phone of a fellow CIA agent in Israel is hit by a bullet and explodes in his hand. Soon after, an epidemic breaks out and the agent dies. With Sarah's help, John discovers that a Hamas bioterrorist is the hacker who programmed the CIA's system to produce the real live virus that caused the epidemic. The story takes a dramatic turn when Hamas uses this same virus, which the World Health Organization has now identified as Ebola, to infect John.

Review comments:
“I couldn't help but think this is the kind of plot you might see on a TV show like 24.”
- George Esler, thriller novel writer
“The plot is well-developed and the story is action-packed. A page turner from start to finish, the suspense and mystery that carries on throughout the book is engaging and has a lot of twist and surprises.”
- Official review from OnlineBookClub.org


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John Wood | 5 comments How I Killed Off My Ex-Wife and Other Far-Flung Misadventures

How I Killed Off My Ex-Wife and Other Far-Flung Misadventures by John Wood

Hi everybody, I'm submitting a travel humor collection of all the stupid things I've done abroad. Escapades that I highly recommend you do as well the next time you have a lapse of judgment outside the country. Here's a teaser:

In the tradition of George Plimpton’s Out of My League and P.J. O’Rourke’s Holidays in Hell, I'll take you around the world to document a lifetime of foolish decisions, embarrassing behavior, horrifying predicaments, and really, really bad luck. From disrobing for Playgirl to rescuing a hostage at James Bond Fantasy Camp. From getting the dung scared out of me on a Tanzanian safari to being detained as a spy in Havana. From stressing out on “The Dating Game” to snuffing my ex in Vietnam.

How I Killed Off My Ex-Wife is a collection of true stories that may cause you to wonder: No way this many dumb, outrageous, impossible things could have happened. Not to one person. Not in one lifetime. Not without extraordinarily poor judgment, unusually bad karma, or being dared lots and lots of times.

Most of you have had crazy experiences in your life. What separates you from me is that most of you have good reputations to protect, possess reasonable judgment, and have the good sense not to publish your stories and confirm what ninnies you really are.


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Stevie Turner (stevieturner) | 33 comments I would like to submit my novella Lily: A Short Story, which has gained many 5 star reviews on Goodreads.

Lily is 92, her body is failing, and she wants to die. Her children have consigned her to a nursing home after telling her that she was going on a little holiday. However, she is astounded when she befriends another resident in the home who sheds light on her 14 year old sister's disappearance in 1897.Lily: A Short Story


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Terra James (authorterrajames) | 1 comments Thank you so much for nominating Immortal: The Chosen Carrie


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Grace Hudson (gracehudson) Hi, I'd like to submit my book for consideration:

FERTS


Short summary:
In a containment facility where females are rated on attractiveness and fertility, Beth 259201 must deceive to survive. Failure means death, but hers is not the only life at stake.

Longer summary:
The Forkstream Territories surrounding the Elan river comprise the surviving townships in the wake of post-war chaos. FERTS is the sole containment facility for the protection of females from mercenaries, its location safely hidden from the sparse remaining population.

Within the facility, the female Internees are chosen as ‘Vassals’, transported to the townships to service the male Resident Citizens. The Beta and Omega Circuits of FERTS are divided according to attractiveness and fertility ratings, while the lower rating Internees are chosen for hard labor in Kappa or as fighters to represent FERTS in the monthly Epsilon Games, against deadly opponents with a taste for pain.

When Beth 259201 is demoted to Epsilon Circuit after failing to follow a simple regulation, she faces certain death. A novice, lacking the necessary skills, 201 must rely on her intellect alone to survive.

Reader discretion advised: This book contains sex/violence, and memories of abuse.


SolaFide Publishing | 10 comments I nominate In the Eyes of Madness

In the Eyes of Madness (Declan Peters Chronicles, #1) by Michael Pang

Book reviewers are saying...

" I look forward to reading more of the writer's highly addictive writing style. I predict this book will be met with award winning honors." - Suzie Housley, Midwest Reviewer (June 2015 issue)

"The journey that results will inject 'rehab' with an entirely new interpretation that skirts the boundaries of reality and supernatural worlds in a tense saga that's engrossing and hard to put down." - Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer at Midwest Review (July 2015 issue)

"An engaging world of adventure, suspense, and intrigue that will captivate readers from everywhere." - Danielle Urban, Reviewer of Universal Creativity EZine (June 2015 issue)

"It's a fun ride to go on with him. It's exciting, and interesting." - Paij Slater, Book Reviewer

Synopsis:
A near tragic incident at the hands of his psychotic mother left Declan Peters alone and with so many questions.

Years later, Declan is determined to find a way to be closer to his mother and takes a job at the institution where she's being held. That fateful decision will be the impetus for a chain of events so terrifying that Declan will question his own grasp on reality.

What he finds will be more horrifying than anything he's ever experienced and more dangerous than anything he's yet known. In a place, rife with demonic possession and sadistic beings, will Declan finally be able to find the answers he's longed for before its too late or will he succumb to the evil forces that inhabit the institution and all who live there?

Find out by Voting for: In the Eyes of Madness


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Zeecé Lugo (goodreadscomzeecelugo) I'd like to submit my latest novel Strongheart's Woman. Released June 1st. It is a speculative fiction romance.


It is the middle of the 22nd century, and North America is once again a verdant paradise where giant herds of bison roam freely, and wild mustangs run wild in the plains. The once powerful megacities sit crumbling under their own weight, stark ruins slowly swallowed by the encroaching vegetation. In this world, the survivors of the pandemic that swept over the planet decades earlier are flourishing. Man has embraced an almost feudal way of life. Children swim in the rivers, lovers watch the stars, people live in villages, and lords rule the lands.

Lord Victor Strongheart arrives to meet the Choctaw princess that by written accord is destined to be his bride. Annasai is everything a man could want, and he could not be happier. Her cousin Setiyah is all nettles and stings; the lord is glad not to be marrying her. Until Setiyah dances in the moonlight! Lord Strongheart, his beautiful promised bride at his side, watches as one bewitched. He knows the heart is a treacherous thing, and his has just betrayed him!

Warning: contains sexual and violence scenes not suitable for younger readers.


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Scott Hale (goodreadscomscotthalebooks) | 3 comments The Bones of the Earth


Is it wrong to kill a human …

when you’re not human yourself?

It’s been two hundred years since the Trauma, a catastrophic event of a now forgotten origin, wreaked havoc upon the Earth, reducing the human population from billions to thousands and leaving the survivors as prey to humanoid hunters. Vrana of the Raven is one of these hunters. Her tribe has made killing humans, now known as the Corrupted, its purpose—to “keep the balance”—to ensure that the Corrupted do not rise to power and lay the Earth to ruin once more.

But, one night, in the great northern city-state of Geharra, over ten thousand Corrupted disappear.

And if so many can disappear so quickly, what’s to stop it from happening again elsewhere, or to Vrana’s own?

Geharra, however, is not the only place to suffer from strange happenings. In Caldera, Vrana sleeps fitfully, dreaming of a Void and the Witch trapped within. When she is called upon to travel with Serra, Lucan, and Deimos to the abandoned city, she accepts, but only to get away from Caldera, because the Witch that haunts her nightmares has begun to haunt her days.

“The Bones of the Earth” marks the beginning of a new dark fantasy series unlike any you've ever read. Featuring characters that defy genre tropes and a plot that's just as terrifying as it is intricate, “The Bones of the Earth” is a novel that will stay with you long after you've finished it.


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AK Mama Reads (reniazen) | 2 comments I wish to submit "Depravity" by MJ Haag Depravity A Beauty and the Beast Novel (Beastly Tales #1) by M.J. Haag
Depravity: A Beauty and the Beast Novel
The first part of three in a dark Beauty and the Beast retelling.
CURRENTLY FREE

A classic fairy tale with a new twist, the Beauty and the Beast saga begins with Depravity...

Sixteen year old Benella is concerned with two things–avoiding the two village boys who torment her and scrounging for food to help feed her family. Unfortunately, the best wild fruit and vegetables are near the walls of the estate, a dark misty place inhabited by an unforgiving beast.

When her tormentors lock her behind the massive gates, Benella knows her fate is sealed. Yet, the fate isn’t one she expects. Her encounter with the beast starts a bizarre cycle of bargaining for her freedom, a freedom the beast seems determined to see her lose.

Note: Intended for mature readers due to sexual situations, violence (attempted rape), and moderate language.


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Carrie-Anne O'Driscoll (caodriscoll) | 4 comments Terra wrote: "Thank you so much for nominating Immortal: The Chosen Carrie"
It's beautifully written :)


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Sahara Foley (saharafoley) I nominate Strongharts Woman by Zeece Lugo


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David Staniforth (davidstaniforth) I would like to nominate my latest release, Eye of Dominion

eye true size photo Eye of Dominion med_zpspr02zpw6.jpg

Alloria returns to the planet of her birth, triggering dark forces that begin to influence her brother, Yrion.
His fears nettled, Yrion is driven onto a path for dominion that involves those beyond the realm of the living and a pursuit across the far reaches of the universe in a fight for survival.

The magic continues in “Eye of Dominion”… and that’s the truth.

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As this is the second in a series (should it be lucky enough to win) I am happy to also provide that person with a copy of book one Alloria


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Anno Nomius | 2 comments Thoughts from a naked unshackled mind by Anno Nomius

Thoughts from a naked unshackled mind by Anno Nomius

Greetings book lovers. Do you have an open mind, & are you looking for some fun & perspective in life. Look no further than thoughts from a naked unshackled mind by Anno Nomius.

If you picked this book (& I am glad you did), I can assure you that it will not be what you are expecting. Thoughts from a naked unshackled mind cannot be claimed to be written in complete sobriety. Our most profound revelations occur when we have no inhibitions and bare the eyes of our soul and observe the world. How many of these observations can you relate to?

As a fellow human walking this planet in the general humdrum of life there are the funnies and serious you encounter in life. Each leave a mark on you in it's own distinct way. I have tried to capture that in this book.

So what will you find in the book.

5 decades since JFK’s inaugural address- it is time now to ask, what your country can do for you & not what you can do for your country. You, my friend have done enough!

A black cat crossing the road is considered bad luck in some cultures. What about the cat’s culture?

Have you ever been cut in line? What did you do? Swore under your breath or took out your imaginary gun. How about when someone took the parking spot, you were aiming for in a crowded lot.

You stand no chance if you are running alone, when chased by a mountain lion or grizzly bear. When chased, make sure you are in a group, & that you are not the slowest in the group.

A prostitute, vs. an escort - same age-old profession, but treated & paid differently.

The mind keeps rambling thoughts throughout the day, unless a dog chases you or maybe a bear. Then it is steady, as are your feet.

What else can I say about the book, July 3rd and July 4th the book became the official kindle no 1 in the two-hour humor & entertainment short reads. So ya that's another incentive, the book is not long, drawn out & you can read it while do-ing laundry. Also, check the book out and some of the links of interest below on my blog to learn more & even hear what Socrates, my mentor has to say.

The way to read this book is slowly, first thing in the morning. Read a few pages at a time & spend the day musing about what you read. You could pick a topic or start anywhere you like - order does not matter, but remember to always have a beer in the other hand when reading. That is the most important piece of advice as you thumb through the pages!

This book is dedicated to the hard working citizens of the free world.

Happy Reading!

Goodreads Blog


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Nancy Thompson | 1 comments Thank you for the opportunity to submit Leverage, a 2015 Kindle Book Award Semi-finalist for best mystery/thriller. (Rates 4.9 stars on 65 Amazon reviews: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JXPIYXS )

~ Redemption is no longer an option... ~

Four years ago, Tyler Karras' quest to avenge his wife's death led to all out war with San Francisco's Russian Mafia. With the Bratva's collapse and its king long dead, all Ty wants now is to put it behind him and enjoy a second chance at life with his new bride, Hannah. But the Bratva's heir has returned, bitter and determined. He wants his kingdom back, and he's more than willing to leverage Ty's new family to get it.

First he targets Conner, Ty's brooding nineteen-year-old stepson, manipulating the boy into a vortex of sex, drugs, alcohol, and gambling. Then he turns his sights on Hannah. At eight months pregnant, she's the ultimate bargaining chip. With all their lives in jeopardy, Ty has little choice but to do as commanded. But Tyler swore he'd never kill again. He buried that monster years ago and means to keep it that way.

With his family on the line, Ty crosses further into the dark side than ever before, challenging everything he believes about himself and forcing him to face the ghosts of his past. Only then will he discover if he has the strength to sacrifice his last chance at redemption in exchange for the lives of those he loves most.

(Leverage can be read as a stand-alone.)


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T.D. Wilson (tdwilson) | 2 comments Science Fiction Space Opera adventures like Star Trek or Star Wars have always been my favorites to read. It has been a tremendous thrill to create a series of my own. Embrace is the first of my Epherium Chronicles Series and I'm confident it will be one of your favorites too.

Book one of The Epherium Chronicles

Hope. Captain James Hood of the Earth Defense Forces remembers what it felt like. Twenty-five years ago, it surged through him as a young boy watching the colony ships launched by mega-corporation Epherium rocket away. He, like so many others, dreamed of following in the colonists’ footsteps. He wanted to help settle a new world—to be something greater.

Then came the war...

Hope. During years of vicious conflict with an insectoid alien race, it was nearly lost. Though Earth has slowly rebuilt in the six years since the war, overcrowding and an unstable sun have made life increasingly inhospitable. When mysterious signals from the nearly forgotten colony ships are received, Hood is ordered to embark on a dangerous reconnaissance mission. Could humanity’s future sit among the stars?

Hope. Hood needs it now more than ever. As secrets about the original colonists are revealed and the Epherium Corporation’s dark agenda is exposed, new adversaries threaten the mission, proving more dangerous to Earth than their already formidable foes…


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Rock Chick | 1 comments Where do voters of the winning books send their email addresses to receive a copy for reviewing?


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eBook Miner (ebookminer) | 544 comments Mod
Please email ebookminers@gmail.com with preferred format (ePub/mobi/pdf) and obviously which book you voted for!


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Stevie Turner (stevieturner) | 33 comments I'd like to thank everyone who voted for my book. Your support is much appreciated!


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Paul | 5 comments WHICH BOOK IS AUGUST2015 BOTM? I HAVE NOT SEEN POLL RESULTS YET.


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eBook Miner (ebookminer) | 544 comments Mod
Hi Paul,

We had a tie this month with Immortal: The Chosen and Liky: A Short Story both winning.


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Nargis  Kalani (nargisk) | 2 comments https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Link of the review I wrote for Immortal:the chosen.


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