Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Beautiful Ones by Anika Malone Pre-Order

The Beautiful Ones by Anika Malone

About the Book

It’s the eve of their graduation, and best friends Jackie, Renee, and Chan are planning to have one last memorable summer before parting ways. 

Book and street smart Jackie is the one that Renee and Chan look to as their moral compass.  Jackie’s first love Donald already has plans for after high school that doesn’t include her.  In her effort to protect her heart Jackie pushes Donald away.  Jackie’s belief in Donald’s unwavering love for her causes her to behave recklessly.  Will Jackie’s betrayal finally push Donald out of her life forever?
Brassy Chan always dressed in name brands from head to toe.  Some would consider her a brand name whore, and she accepted that title with pride.  Quick to smile at you and say, “But don’t I look good?”  This fiery five-foot-three diva could manipulate any man that she wanted to.  She had no loyalty to any man; she was loyal to the dollar bill.  The only thing that she put above that was her friendship with Jackie, and Renee.   Chan was a good person to have on your side; she was a ride or die chick.  But if you crossed her she would slice your throat, and lick the knife.  Within that pint-sized body came out the most offensive and brass observations.  With no regrets or apologies she put the three of them in jeopardy all the time.  Will Chan talk herself into something that she can’t get them out of? 

Renee was one of the most beautiful girls in the neighborhood. But her low self-esteem had her settling for bottom feeders such as her abusive boyfriend Alex.  Growing up with a drug addicted mother; Renee practically raised herself.  She wasn’t the strongest of the three, but she was a survivor.  Tragically, she displays some of her mother’s addictive tendencies.

The events that occur in this summer will push their friendship to the brink.  Can these three young ladies survive the drama, secrets, betrayal, vengeance, and tragedy that are headed straight towards them?

You can pre-order your E-book today by clicking here.  Chose Pledge #1.

About the Author

Anika Malone, is the author of "10 Minutes Past Too Late" which has been called "an impressive first novel" by Mary Monroe and "a fresh new voice in contemporary fiction" by Tracy Price-Thompson.

She has toured the United States making appearances at the Miami International Book Fair, Baltimore Book Festival, Printers Row Book Fair in Chicago, Humanities Tennessee - Southern Festival of books among others.

Watch for her latest novel in 2013. She lives in Charlotte, NC.

Sisters of the Seventh Planet by Teri Hoskins

Sisters of the Seventh Planet by Teri Hoskins

About the Book

Shriya and Gwenneth are sisters from an ancient civilization that
has practiced the sacred work of healing and other mystical abilities
for many generations. They live deep in the woods, where they are
free to practice their abilities without the priest being aware.
As a member of the sacred work, Shriya is given a focus wand on
her thirteenth birthday. The wand is a tool to help her maintain
a stream of concentration to develop her inner sight. The priest
believes the wands are magic. He doesn’t understand it’s the power
of the divine that lives in each person that empowers the wand.
Because of the priest’s fears, the wands are outlawed and punishable
by death.

On her sixteen birthday, Shriya is given a crystal ball so she can
see into the future. Gwenneth also surprises her with an arranged
marriage. Gwenneth is insistent that the bloodlines remain pure, so
the sacred work can continue for the good of mankind. Shriya is in
love with Parkin, who is a tribesman and not a man of the sacred
work. As Shriya looks into her crystal ball for guidance about the
future, she is torn between following what her sister believes to be
her soul’s destiny and marrying the man of her dreams.

About the Author

Teri has been attending a spiritual school called Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) since 1987, where she studies quantum physics, neuroscience, and ancient wisdom. RSE is a school where the students are provided the opportunity to put the sciences and wisdom into practice, so they can experience the remarkable firsthand. Teri lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she is surrounded by the bounty of nature. She enjoys being outside for any reason and loves to sit on her porch and read.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Passive Income Series by Steve Pavlina Review

Title: Passive Income Series by Steve Pavlina
Genre: Self-Help/Business
Pages: 153
Price: $0.99
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

As a freelance writer and independent author, I've had my fair share of experience with passive income. However, I've always made most of my money from active income sources. Whether it was articles I submitted for a one-time payment or gigs I completed through Fiverr, they were mostly one-time payments.

My first experience with passive income came when one of the content sites I wrote for started offering page view bonuses. While I was certainly happy to receive that monthly bonus payment (and still am), I remained focused on the active income. To me, it was easier to do the work and get paid. Passive income was a scary concept that left me worrying about the concept of failure. What if I spent hours, weeks, even months creating something that didn't earn any income. It was horrifying to contemplate.

In September 2012, I published my first short story and then I published another in February of this year. By no means have they been bestsellers, but both have been featured on Top 100 lists on Amazon when I've run free promotions. The point was that I got my feet wet with the process of writing, formatting, and publishing ebooks.

When I was asked to review Passive Income Series by Steve Pavlina, I was interested in the concept of the book and quickly found myself being motivated and inspired to fully embrace passive income. I immediately began work on a new non-fiction book. I had actually started my project before I got to the step-by-step action plan, but I feel that's because I was familiar with ebooks.

I highly recommend this book. Steve Pavlina makes passive income easy to understand and eliminates many of the fears that some people have. If you're ready to earn income, regardless if you're working or not, read this book!

Discover more about Steve and his success tips at

A Scholar's Journey: The Divine Tempest Blog Tour


A Scholar's Journey: The Divine Tempest

A Scholar's Journey The Divine TempestA Scholar’s Journey: The Divine Tempest is a no-holds-barred fantasy brawl. It begins when the God of Justice and Retribution opens The Abyss and unleashes a vengeful demon upon the mortal realm of Therra. Now it is up to scholar Penndarius Greyson and his tormented protector, martial artist Soren Luna Mortalitas, to stop a crisis that would send shockwaves through the very fabric of creation. In addition, Penndarius is waging an internal battle with a disembodied presence attempting to possess his mind. The two heroes must avoid death or capture, but there is a catch: They have only one day to solve a riddle older than history before a dark host of unstoppable demons is released into the world. The Divine Tempest includes warring factions, betrayal and redemption, and of course, Herrick Erickson-Brigl's trademark: epic fight scenes. This is the lean, hard-hitting first installment in a series that follows Penndarius’s growth as the avatar of the God of Creation and Soren’s reclamation of his lethal family’s humanity. Purchase A Scholar's Journey: The Divine Tempest on Amazon.


About Herrick C. Erickson-Brigl

Herrick C. Erickson-BriglHerrick Erickson-Brigl has been reading fantasy since he first learned to read and writing it nearly as long. While in college, Herrick's passion for writing culminated in his first novel, entitled *A Scholar’s Journey: The Divine Tempest*. He is currently completing his second book in that series. Follow the Author: Website | Twitter


Kickstarter Campaign

Herrick is also kickstarting the editing for his second book "A War of Lies" A War of Lies  

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Don't Panic....Pray by Janice Reeser

Don't Panic....Pray by Janice Reeser

My life dealing with a cheating narcissistic husband and 6 children in a humorous way. It shows how my faith helped me through 30 years of a rough marriage. It has a lot of humorous anecdotes and try to encourage people who are going through discouraging times. From a husband with hundreds of girlfriends and is abusive to 6 children with all having special needs.

Nina Beana and the Owenroake Treasure Hunters - FREE

Nina Beana and the Owenroake Treasure Hunters by M.K. MacDaniel
FREE - March 29th

An absolutely awesome book that I highly recommend. If you loved Harry Potter, you're going to love Nina Beana.

Nick-named Nina Beana, twelve-year-old Jalina B. Jons is about to have the worst day of her life. She's never lived a day away from her home, slept on the floor, eaten gruel, or questioned her survival until she and her brother Jake are told that their wealthy, treasure hunting parents are dead and they are sent to a notorious, workhouse orphanage...Owenroake. Chased by gigantic spiders under Timbroke Hall, threatened by bullies, and snubbed by the Synderputt snobs, Nina plots to escape. Little does she know that her life is about to change forever because Owenroake is no ordinary orphanage. Magic, enchanted kingdoms surround Owenroake and the orphans discover a new world of hope, friends and powers. But as the magical barrier is illegally breached, weird things begin to happen and orphans disappear. Nina organizes a rescue team and embarks on a journey that leads to the brink of disaster. Thwarted by a villainous sorcerer who dispatches an evil entourage of gnarly ghouls, vampire bats, elves, and fairies, the orphans fight for their lives and to bring home a massive treasure. Along with her heroic friends, a salty pirate, and a dog named Bartie, Jalina B. Jons desperately tries to save all she holds dear. A great destiny awaits her, if she has the courage to use all of her resources to unleash an ancient secret power...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Fruits of the Spirit: Living a Life Connected by Gary Anderson

The Fruits of the Spirit: Living a Life Connected by Gary Anderson

The Fruits of the Spirit – Living a Connected Life, is a study on what it really means to walk with Jesus and experience His life-changing presence. His promise to us was that He would never leave us and that He would actually take up residence within us. We must live in the power of that reality if we are to be “salt and light” to our world!

Is God’s character and nature being expressed in your life? Do you think of the “Fruit of the Spirit” as unattainable qualities or traits? What does living an “authentic” Christian life mean to you? These are but some of the questions explored!

Living in love, joy, and peace is the birthright of every believer! So too are all the Fruits of God’s Spirit – they are the expression of the nature of Jesus in us! It is my great hope that many will enjoy this book and be refreshed by the simplicity and beauty of the “Good News”, while embracing the simple action-steps we can take that keep us centered in Him!

Dancing in Rhythm with the Universe: 10 Steps to Choreographing Your Best Life by Barbara Miller

Dancing in Rhythm with the Universe: 10 Steps to Choreographing Your Best Life by Barbara Miller

Dancing in Rhythm with the Universe, 10 Steps to Choreographing Your Best Life, is a guide to develop strategies for success in relationships and life. Learn to walk right through inner fears and fall into perfect alignment with the dance of the Universe.
  • Be empowered to start living the life of your dreams.
  • Learn to expand your space outward to welcome what is yet to come.
  • Recognize resistance to change and open up to the miracles of the Universe.
  • Learn how to accomplish your goals with clarity and purpose.
Dancing in Rhythm with the Universe was written specifically to encourage women who struggle to gain control and get off life’s ever speeding treadmill. It is not too late to take back your power and recognize that you already have everything you need inside of you to meet life’s challenges head on.
Barbara is a writer, speaker, certified master life coach, and president of Barbara and Company International, Inc. She resides in Naples, Florida, with her husband David. You can visit her website at: email:

Bryan Fiese's No Teacher Left Behind, 2nd Edition

Bryan Fiese's No Teacher Left Behind, 2nd Edition
$14.99 (Not Kindle, Paperback)

Not a Kindle book, but definitely worth checking out.

The script has flipped. With such highly active, independent, impatient, creative, intelligent and demanding minds filling today's classroom s, it is now the teachers who are, in a sense, at risk of being left in the academic dust. Gone are the days when teachers could educate and command respect by ruling with an iron fist. "Motivation via intimidation" no longer works. With Generation Next, we have reached the Age of empowerment. These individuals seek coaches and mentors, not autocrats. Thus, educators who continue to cling tightly to traditional teaching tactics, theories and philosophies will fail.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easy Bake Coven by Liz Schulte Review

Title: Easy Bake Coven
Author: Liz Schulte
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 351
Price: $3.99

Selene Warren dipped her toes in magic, but she wasn't casting spells like a full-time witch. In fact, she'd suppressed her powers for most of her life because that's what her grandma taught her to do. But when a strange man appears in her life, telling her grandmother that she's really a witch turns out to be the least of her worries. Soon Selene finds herself in a new world and she discovers that witches aren't the only fairy tale creatures that are real.

Let me start off by saying that urban fantasies are my favorite genre. The story lines of paranormal beings living in today's modern world are fun and entertaining and Easy Bake Coven is no different.

I was drawn to the book because of the title (I mean, how cute is Easy Bake Coven), but kept reading because the characters were well-developed and the story flowed so well. You certainly don't have to struggle to finish this little gem. If you love H.P. Mallory, you're going to love Liz Schutle.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Feminist Revenge by Linda Corby Review

Title: Feminist Revenge
Author: Linda Corby
Genre: Erotica
Pages: 188
Price: $7.10

Zaneen was good at what she did and who she did. Her assassinations were clean and her love-making was down and dirty, which she was both feared and coveted for her abilities. While she meets men that she has incredible sex with, she only dreams of the man she lost. Will she ever learn to love another or will she stay too busy in this action-filled novel?

Feminist Revenge is an action-based novel that women can enjoy. With a strong female lead and enjoyable sex scenes, this is an erotic novel that pleases both your sexual appetite as well as your need for a strong plot line. The only fault I found with this book is that it needs to be edited. Other than that, it's an enjoyable read.

The Night Sweeper by J. Steven Butler Review

Title: The Night Sweeper
Author: J. Steven Butler
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages: 183
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Rating: 5 out 5 stars

Cray had been a sweeper since the age of 19, someone who rids the city of zombies so that people can live as normal a life as possible. When asked to make a rescue mission of someone who may have cooked up another virus that could bring another way of zombies into the new world, Cray jumps at the chance, even though it means pairing up with a beautiful girl named Mira. It was a mission that was supposed to be easy, but nothing is ever as easy as it seems.

I loved this book because it was a post zombie apocalyptic novel that both men and women could enjoy. It's packed full of action that keeps you turning to pages to see what will happen to the unlikely couple. The story is alternated back and forth from the perspectives of Cray and Mira, giving readers a more complete picture of what's really happening. And, just when you think the bumpy ride has come to an end, you're left with a cliffhanger ending that leaves you wanting more.

Do note that this book is less about zombies and more about rebuilding the world after a zombie outbreak. With that said, I still think this was an excellent book and recommend it to anyone that loves high speed action survival novels.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Rapture by E.M. Bryant

Rapture by E.M. Bryant

Exploring a forgotten town, a group of students stumble upon a diary inside an abandoned boarding school. The contents of the diary reveal the horrific final months of the remaining residents—all being haunted and tormented by a series of frightening occurrences.

The author of the diary, a young nun, recounts the last days of the school. A young student is missing, and a much-loved priest is suddenly viewed with suspicion. After the school’s funds are cut drastically, the last of the faculty are plagued with fear and paranoia. As the nun struggles to keep the children safe, her faith and vows are put to the ultimate test. And her shocking testimony builds to a devastating truth that will stun until the very last entry.

Wicked Lies by Karina Cooper Spotlight

Wicked Lies
A Dark Mission Novella
Karina Cooper

Genre: Paranormal Romance (Avon’s first male-male romance)

Publisher: Avon Impulse

Date of Publication: 3/5/2013

ISBN: 9780062126733

Number of pages: 112
Word Count: 29,159

Formats available: e-book

Purchase Links:

Book Description:
Jonas Stone has been given his first independent operation: rescue the insurrection leader’s imprisoned grandson from the Mission. Getting the job done means more than getting Danny Granger out-it means staying with him while he heals. Staying too close, for way too long.
Danny is everything Jonas isn’t: confident, optimistic, honest--a man to be reckoned with. If only it didn’t mean going against everything Jonas has planned. He’s kept his secrets for years, hid behind a mask no one could see through...until now. Danny isn’t the kind of man Jonas deserves. But he might be exactly the man he needs...

About the Author:
Born from the genetic mash-up of lesser royalty, storytellers, wanderers and dreamers, KARINA COOPER was destined to be a creative genius. As a child, she moved all over the country like some kind of waifish blonde gypsy and thrived in the new cultures her family settled in. When she (finally) grew up, she skipped the whole genius part and fell in love with writing because, really, who doesn’t love making things up for a living?
One part romance fanatic, one part total dork, and all imagination, she writes dark and sexy paranormal romance and urban fantasy. When she isn’t writing, Karina is an airship captain’s wife and Steampunk fashionista. She lives in the beautiful and rainy Pacific Northwest with a husband, four cats, two rabbits, the fantasy of a dog, and a passel of adopted gamer geeks.
Twitter: @karinacooper

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Glass Dawn - The Adventures of PopNjay by Randy Stahla Book Trailer

Glass Dawn - The Adventures of PopNjay by Randy Stahla

Dr Silane works for the government of Teralon, and is the head of their technology research organization. One of Dr Silane's cyborgs named Captain Black steals a powerful military space craft, and Dr Silane is under suspicion for taking part in this crime. Silane's resistance to the creation of a new government called SPIKE command places his life in jeopardy. The head of the new government, Jinsay Spike, as well as the renegade cyborg, Captain Black, are working in collusion to discredit Dr Silane and frame him for the destruction of Teralon by nuclear war. Dr Silane is forced to run for his life. He flies a ship through a space - time portal to safety and leaves behind the navigation codes necessary for his loyal cyborgs, Jay, Mac, and Jac, to escape as well. From there, they all end up on Earth where their troubles really begin. In a surprise ending, they play a major part in saving Earth from the same fate as their home planet of Teralon.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hillary Hermes: Vampires vs. Witches by YL Parker

Hillary Hermes: Vampires vs. Witches by YL Parker

This novel is set in San Juan County, Washington. Hillary Hermes was once the most feared alchemist of her time. She awakens in this time as Hillary Somers, her memory is gone, and all of her inherited powers are trapped inside the body of a frail, timid, teenager who’s filled with doubt. Time has transported her through the line of the Somers Witches.Lovers are caught in the war between vampires and witches.

An Accidental Spy by Jolyn Jones

An Accidental Spy by Jolyn Jones

The story opens in 1934 on the Spanish island of Ibiza. Following an incident at a fiesta Verity, a young English lawyer, is listed as a British spy by General Franco, the military governor of the island. She escapes just in time to avoid arrest.

Back in England, she returns to work in her father’s law firm but friendships made in Spain begin to shape the course of her life.

As the tumultuous events in Barcelona build up to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War she is increasingly caught up in these events. As the Civil War gathers pace and the chaos builds, it becomes apparent that only she may be able to carry out a daring rescue mission. She finds that she has to make a choice between staying at home in a safe job or casting aside all conventions and being drawn into the shadowy world of espionage.

Can she both succeed and survive as a woman in a man’s world?

The intricate threads of the story draw together a group of diverse characters in London and Spain whose lives come together in an explosive conclusion as Verity becomes the target for sabotage and final betrayal in a battle whose outcome is far from predictable.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Free Kindle Fire App - Bejeweled 2

Bejeweled 2
FREE - 3/22/2013

I love, love, love this game. It's so addictive and normally costs $2.99, but until the end of the night, it's FREE. Don't miss out!

Play the super-popular puzzle game beloved by millions around the world!
Match sparkling gems 3 at a time to make them burst into showers of color and points.
Blast 4 or more to create high-impact Power gems to boost your score with brilliant cascades and combos.
Soar to gem-matching heights in Classic mode, speed through matches against the clock in Action mode, or relax and unwind with Endless play.
If you can't spot the next match, hints-on-demand can help!
Are you ready for more high-carat fun? Get ready to be dazzled by Bejeweled 2!

Audie the Angel and the Angel Army Review

Title: Audie the Angel and the Angel Army
Author: Erika Kathryn
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 227
Price: $4.99 or FREE for Prime Members

She was beautiful, amazingly so, but she wasn't the average 12 year old girl. She was much more, more than Cave could have ever imagined, which only made her more intriguing. Cave was asked to recount her story in the Angel Archives so that everyone may read of their adventures.

Audie the Angel and the Angel Army by Erika Kathryn is a fantastic read for tweens and young adults. Both unique and well-written, the story flows easily and presents angels and heaven as its never be seen before. The first of a three-part series, readers will be left anxiously waiting for the next book in the series, which comes out in May 2013.

Free Kindle Books - Romantic Comedies

Romantic comedy is one of my favorite genres. If you love the genre as well, you will love these free Kindle books.

Nothing but Trouble by Cathy Quinn

Scientist Robert thinks Linda is nothing but trouble. Blonde, beautiful and witty, she is everything he isn't -- and she keeps flirting with him. Chaos ensues, involving chimpanzees in love, quadruplets and a counterfeit mouse.

“Bob, I need your help. It’s an emergency!”

Robert slowly straightened up from the microscope and slid his hands in his jeans pockets, pushing the long lab coat out of the way. His back was to her, but he would recognize that voice anywhere.

The blonde whirlwind was back. And she still hadn’t learned how to knock on doors. She still didn’t know what “Authorized access only” meant.

And for some reason, he noticed as he turned towards her in resignation, she was taking the trouble to lock the door carefully behind her.

Lipstick and Lies by Debbie Viggiano

41-year old Cassandra Mackerel is loved up and happily re-married to new husband Jamie. Together they have a ready-made family and a six month old baby boy. Juggling her own children with step-children and an infant is both hectic and stressful, especially with a mother-in-law who seems to have taken up permanent residence.

Cass has a strong support system in good friend and new mum Morag – who is the fourth Mrs Harding with more step-children she can keep up with – and also old neighbour and great pal Nell who has a baby girl.

Rising to the challenge of a second marriage and the emotional baggage that comes with it is tough. The last thing Cass needs is the reappearance of husband Jamie’s ex-girlfriend Selina. Gorgeous and glamorous but utterly unstable, Selina once stalked Cass and contrived to split her and Jamie up. And now Selina is engaged to Jamie’s business partner, Ethan Fareham. Seemingly it is appalling coincidence.

Cass can’t shake the feeling that Selina is up to her old tricks. And she's right to be worried. For if Selina has her way, she’ll split Cass and Jamie up permanently. Because this time it’s murder...

The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard by Robert Bryndza

 Coco Pinchard was never a single thirty-something. She married young, had a son, and put her dream to be a writer on hold. Now her first novel is published. Husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and son Rosencrantz is grown up. It should be time to enjoy life.
That is until the annual family Christmas when her hideous mother-in-law Ethel comes to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It's not the jewellery she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel's mid-life crisis and she catches him in bed with a younger woman.
The iPhone becomes a confessional of sorts, through emails to her friends Chris, an ageing trustafarian and Marika a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher. Coco documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining!) run of bad luck.
Then she meets the hunky Adam and she's back in the world of dating as a single forty-something...
Read the emails that tell the hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel good Romantic Comedy.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dreamcue America by Dreamcue Staff FREE

Dreamcue America: Fun Broadcasting's Dream Upfront Television
FREE March 21st - March 25th

Join talk show host Goozman and bandleader Roxan as they attend and analyze the scheduled 5-hour DREAM UPFRONT Presentation.

This New York City event highlights the 2012-2013 programming lineup of FUN BROADCASTING, home of the HAPPIEST SHOW on Television. Will Goozman get his questions answered on how to become rich, powerful, and famous? Will he discover the secret to finally becoming Number 1? Or will the evening end up simply becoming…in his words…a total waste?

Transcript contains the event presentation, ongoing live commentary, and the post chat that occurred after the presentation’s official close. For viewers age 12 and older.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Super Agents by Arturo Thompson Excerpt

Super Agents by Arturo Thompson
$2.99 or FREE for Prime Members

After the destruction of their home planet, aliens and angels are forced into an uneasy coexistence with humans on Earth. Angels proclaim themselves diplomats working to secure better relations between humans and aliens, but with tensions rising, hopes of peace are fading. When a revenge-driven alien embarks on a quest to annihilate the human race, a lone, idealistic angel must join forces with a human agency whose goals are unclear and a small team of young, powerful but reckless aliens to stop what has become a threat to all the inhabitants of Earth.


Humans give Rachael and Bernard friendly smiles as they walk down the hallway of the fourth floor. Whether the smiles were out of nervousness or genuine, it didn’t matter; it was nice to see something other than hatred for a change.
Bernard glances at Rachael’s emotionless face. “Are you ok?”
Why wouldn’t I be?”
Bernard ends the conversation there. He wasn’t one to pick and pull for information; if she wouldn’t open up to him it made his job that much easier. He really could care less about how anybody felt. He equips his handgun as they reach room 403; the door lies across the hall, a sure sign of forced entry.
Typhus catches sight of the gun being pointed at him. Rachael places her hand on Bernard’s forearm to lower his weapon. “Just let me talk to him first.”
We have nothing to talk about,” Typhus snaps.
Bernard pulls back on his gun, cocking it. “You heard him.” One look from Rachael’s determined eyes stops him from escalating the situation further. Typhus backs away ready for any tricks Rachael may try.
I understand that you’re still upset over how things turned out.” Rachael places her gun on the ground. “But what you’re doing isn’t going to change anything.”
You think I’m upset after what these humans did? I’m infuriated!”
Well you’re not the only one who lost your parents, but you don’t see any of us going on a rampage.”
Typhus laughs at her statement. “I’m not a fool like you.”
Bernard reaches to tear the wire net off of Ace. “I wouldn’t do that.” Ace nods his head forward in the direction of Deadeye. It doesn’t take long for Bernard to spot the barrel of a gun pointed right at him. Deadeye is just waiting for one wrong move.
Ace wiggles a little bit to get some breathing room. “I’ll just make this easy for you two since I have a bad business partner. The virus is in the nightstand.”
The hatred Typhus feels at the moment for Ace is uncontainable. He lets out a deep growl. The virus had been in such a simple location and even though Tech ravaged the entire room he had failed to pull out the drawer on the end table. Tech makes a run for the drawer at the same time as Bernard. As Tech leaps off the bed Bernard grabs him by the neck and flings the slinky alien into the wall. Tech’s face slides down the wall with his body.
Bernard pulls the drawer out; inside lies what they all want. The virus. He immediately grabs it. “Let’s go.” Rachael extends her hand and uses a telekinetic grip to pull the wire off of Ace. She then projects the net at Typhus, but with his razor sharp claws he slices through it and wraps his claw around her neck. She gasps for a breath as he lifts her off the ground.
Deadeye seizes the moment to do what he’s been waiting onkill. He removes the wire burst cartridge and loads in live ammunition.
With the crosshairs on Bernard he pulls the trigger. The bolt slides back on the rifle the second the bullet leaves the chamber.

Reality Boulevard by Melissa Jo Peltier

Reality Boulevard: A Hollywood Insider's Satire of Reality TV by Melissa Jo Peltier

Are you looking for a book that has romance, satire, and an interesting behind-the-scenes look at reality TV? Then you're going to love this book.

New York Times bestseller Melissa Jo Peltier turns her attention to the brilliant, back-stabbing world of prime-time television in this wickedly funny new novel. Peltier has worked in entertainment for more than 20 years, making the darkly funny Reality Boulevard a true insider’s view of Hollywood and some of America’s biggest shows. In it, we see Oscar-winning producer Marty Maltzman and his staff out of a job – and out on the streets – when long-running docu-series Lights and Sirens is unexpectedly axed. But the Hollywood the team now faces is full of Kardashiansand Real Housewives, and they need to survive in a world where it’s very hard to tell what’s true and what isn’t – both on and off screen. Oscar and Emmy winning documentarian and veteran reality producer (Big Brother, Rescue 911) Arnold Shapiro called the novel “the best satirical look behind the scenes of reality television ever written”, adding: “It contains more truth than you would believe.” Todd Milliner, producer of Grimm and Hot in Cleveland, said: “During her 20-plus years in the business, Melissa Jo Peltier had a front-row seat, watching it all unfold. In this novel, she puts her dry wit and storytelling ability to good use, pulling back the curtain to reveal what really goes on. Entertainment writer Reel Life with Jane says: ” Her characterizations and descriptions, in particular, are original and visceral, and the book is simply a fun and engaging read.”

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Free Kindle Books - Women Sleuth Mysteries

It's been a while since I've had a post devoted to free Kindle books. Hope you enjoy these two mysteries featured women sleuths.

Sunshine Hunter: A Susan Hunter Mystery by Maddie Cochere

Working in a weight-loss center by day and a racquetball club by night, Susan Hunter enjoys her life, the sport, and her friends. ... When she finds out her new boyfriend of three months is married, she takes off with her best friend to Florida for a week. But someone has followed them, and they are now being stalked. To make matters worse, a murder has been committed back home in Ohio, and Susan is wanted for questioning. ... Humorous, sometimes ominous, Sunshine Hunter is entertaining, easy-breezy reading!

Dial C for Chihuahua (Barking Detectives Mystery) by Waverly Curtis

"I am Pepe. But you can call me el Jefe."

Pepe may have soft white fur, big brown eyes, and mucho attitude--but he's no furry fashion fad. Pepe can talk--even if his new owner, Geri Sullivan, seems to be the only person who can understand him.
When Geri takes on her first assignment for a quirky investigator named Jimmy G and stumbles over a Seattle millionaire's corpse, Pepe proves to be worth his weight in liver treats. Suspicion falls on the not-so-grieving widow, who wants to finance a reality TV show, Dancing With Dogs. 

Normally, Pepe wouldn't be caught muerte in a sparkly costume. However, he has to sniff out the real killer and keep Geri safe. Lesser dogs might flinch. But Pepe isn't the kind to turn tail and run. . .

Dog Robbers - The New Deal Army by Richard Jacobs Review

Title: Dog Robbers - The New Deal Army
Author: Richard Jacobs
Genre: Coming of Age
Pages: 302
Price: $3.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Two young friends decide to put the KKK in their place, but when the young boys find themselves running for their lives, the only option is to join the CCC and leave the country. Set in Depression Era America, Dog Robbers is a coming of age story that those who love war stories are sure to enjoy.

Richard Jacobs' writing style helps draw readers back in time. The characters and scenes play out in a way that feels believable. If you enjoy coming of age stories, be sure to grab this one.

The Blue by Scott Kelly

The Blue by Scott Kelly
$2.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Derek may or may not deserve to be stalked by an unhinged ex-marine - he's not sure. He did kill the man's entire family in a car accident, and he may have been drinking, though thanks to the resulting coma he can't remember much about that day. And that's okay, because Derek is learning all about it from the district attorney as he explains to the jury why the young painter should go to prison.

Prison isn't right now, though - it isn't breaking into his home, stabbing him, or kidnapping him at gunpoint. And managing his stalker would be much easier if Derek could see him coming. But, he's incapable of recognizing the man tormenting him, or anyone else. Can't even recognize his own face in the mirror. Since Derek woke up from his coma, he's been face blind: a rare condition that renders him unable to identify people by their appearances.

Anyone in Derek’s world of strangers could be his stalker. In this mind-bending thriller, the talented painter is pushed to a tipping point as his reality unravels at the hands of a madman. On its surface, The Blue is a gritty suspense novel about a man's quest for redemption. Dig deeper and it asks questions about the nature of guilt, innocence, reality and revenge.

Monday, March 18, 2013

What's a Witch to Do by Jennifer Harlow Review

Title: What's a Witch to Do
Author: Jennifer Harlow
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Pages: 338
Price: $8.50

She's a witch on a mission, actually several missions. With her handy to-do list in hand, Mona McGregor can accomplish anything, but can she stop those that wish to do her harm? Those that could be members from her own coven and even her own family?

What's a Witch to Do is the type of book I love to read. As an author myself, it's also a great inspiration. What I really enjoyed about this book was the setting and characters. Growing up in the South, the characters were a lot like the people I knew in my hometown. Also, I'm the type that could a make to-do list to make to-do lists, so I definitely connected with Mona.

I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys the paranormal, witches, and a good mystery.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

How I Got Him to Marry Me by Cherise Kelley

How I Got Him to Marry Me by Cherise Kelley

Cherise Kelley's latest book, How I Got Him To Marry Me: 50 True Stories, is now available for Kindle! The paperback will be available April 1 through Amazon.

Book Description and Limited Time Offer:

He likes it. Now get him to put a ring on it! Learn from these 50 stories of women who have been there! You don't have to interview 50 married women to find out how they managed to get that ring on their finger. The author has done that for you. All 50 were married after 1990, so this is modern information for our changing times. Read and find out how you can get him to marry you and not just live together!

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Please see the end of the Kindle version to learn how to claim a free paperback copy after you post an honest review! Limited to the first 25 reviewers. (226 pages in paperback.)

Many of the men in the stories say dismissive things about marriage and make excuses for not committing to their women, such as: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," and, "Marriage is just a piece of paper."

Many of the women compare marriage to a fairytale where everyone lives happily ever after.
I understand both sides.

Like many of the reluctant grooms in these stories, I come from a broken home. When I was 9 and my sister was 5, our parents yelled at each other across the house constantly. They never physically hurt each other, but they did do damage. Once, Dad was so angry at Mom that he stormed into our playroom and kicked our toys around, breaking both of our favorite toy figurines: my sister's horse named Hacksaw and my cat named Murina. Right then and there, I promised God and myself that I would never subject my own children to their parents' unjust anger. Less than a year later, my parents were divorced.

Sadly, the way I kept that promise was to never have any children. Too late, I realized that was a mistake, and I regret it to this day.

Like many of the yearning brides in these stories, as a young girl I loved fairy tales, weddings, and fancy dresses. I didn't connect these three things until I collected these stories. In her fantasies, every little girl is a fairytale princess, someone who wears fancy dresses and dances with a charming and attentive prince. Like most brides and grooms, Scott and I danced together at our wedding dressed as Prince Charming and his princess. My parents put aside their differences and danced together there, too. It was like magic.

Dreams of Life by Ron Miles

Dreams of Life by Ron Miles
$4.99 or FREE for Prime Members

While Steve Macks sails alone across Lake Michigan battered by wind and waves, Dreams of Life moves back and forth in time. Beginning with his father’s mysterious suicide in a cold Iowa barn, Steve perseveres through the painful experiences of his youth with charm, humor, and a fa├žade of confidence. These traits gain him success as a man, but a man who feels undeserving of love. Just when he finally overcomes this, Steve’s past seems to repeat. He descends into a despair that he hides from everyone and intentionally sets sail alone into a storm, not caring if he perishes. Steve survives his perilous voyage to find the prophetic power of dreams offering a path to restore his vibrant spirit. But to take this path, he must trust a woman he rejected thirteen years ago because he felt unworthy of her, and follow psychic guidance he doubts, as the way to uncover his buried memories and the dark secrets behind the untimely deaths in his family.

About the Author:

Born and raised in Iowa, Ron A. Miles graduated from the University of Iowa and then worked at IBM for 19 years. Nine of those years were spent in Madison, Wisconsin, during which time he co-owned a sailboat on Lake Michigan. After moving to California he had his own business before becoming an executive of a start-up company. Now semi-retired, he spends his time as a writer, EMT, school board member, and Rotarian, while living the good life on California’s North Coast. Visit Ron on-line at

Friday, March 15, 2013

Silver Hollow by Jennifer Silverwood Spotlight

Silver Hollow
Jennifer Silverwood

Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy Romance/ Chick-lit

Publisher: SilverWoodSketches

ISBN: 1481000144 
ISBN13: 9781481000147

Number of pages: 322
Word Count: 131, 325

Cover Artist: Najla Qamber

Book Description:

Amie Wentworth writes paranormal romances, not because she is looking for a degree in ectoplasm, but because she’s got bills to pay. Ever since her parents’ car crash, she has been led a reclusive life and trusted books more than people. Not even a letter from her long-lost uncle, begging her to visit, gives Amie incentive for anything other than ire – until she is stabbed in an alley and brought back to life by a mysterious stranger. 

After crossing the Atlantic to her father’s homeland, Amie is dragged into the very sort of tale she is used to selling. Silver Hollow is a place of ancient traditions and supernatural dangers, where everything is the opposite of what it seems and few escape sane. 

To make matters worse, the man who saved her life keeps turning up and her would-be-murderer is still at large.

But when she comes face to face with the ugly truth, will she too be sucked into her father’s madness? Or will she discover that madness is just another name for honesty?

About the Author:
Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it's the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town.

After attending three different universities without managing to square a degree, she decided to the next logical thing; become a writer. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas.

She is the author of the Heaven's Edge series and Silver Hollow. To stay tuned, please have a gander at her website:

Twitter- @JennSilverwood

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Jack Canon's American Destiny by Greg Sandora Review

Title: Jack Canon's American Destiny
Author: Greg Sandora
Genre: Political
Pages: 314
Price: $9.99

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the type to read political novels, but I was surprised by Jack Canon's American Destiny. The book was so well written that I couldn't help but keeping reading. Reading about Jack Canon's adventure to become president was more entertaining that I ever would have expected. The characters were believable and likeable and the situations seemed realistic. I'm not the type to follow politics, so I'm not sure what goes on in a campaign, but Greg Sandora made the entire novel feel genuine.

If you enjoy political novels, pick up Jack Canon's American Destiny. It's an interesting read that will give you a first-hand look at what it takes for someone to work his way up the political ladder. Even if you don't follow politics, there's a good chance you'll enjoy this read.

Business as Usual by E. Hughes

Business as Usual by E. Hughes
$3.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Don't let the reviews fool you, this is a full-length novella that makes a great read for the weekend. At roughly 192 pages, Business as Usual by E. Hughes has the right amount of romance and intrigue to keep you flipping the pages.

In Business as Usual, Elizabeth Byron's disgraced businessman father enters her into "arranged marriage" with the son of a foreign [Chinese] investor. A marriage meant to last just long enough for him to get his green card.

Elizabeth has a sweetheart of her own and despises her new husband to be, but soon learns than there's more to this foreign cutie than meets the eye.

Other titles by this author:
Disappear, Love (Romance, Suspense)
Infatuation (Romance, Suspense)
Business as Usual (Also available in Paperback)

(Note: This is the full novel)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

'Til The World Ends by Julie Kagawa Review

Title: 'Til The World Ends (Dawn of End, Thistle & Thorne, and Sun Storm)
Authors: Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre, and Karen Duvall
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 360
Price: $8.49
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I'll admit that the only reason I decided to read Til the World Ends is because I was such a huge fan of Julie Kagawa's The Immortal Rules novel from the Blood of Eden series.

Julie Kagawa didn't disappoint in her story called Dawn of Eden. It gave a wonderful background story to her series and so much more. I really hated for the story to end.

This was an excellent read though I wouldn't say it was appropriate for teens like the Blood of Eden series. There are sex scenes that make this prequel more adult in nature.

Reviewer was provided an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a review.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Night Horses by Anaka Jones Review

Title: The Night Horses
Author: Anaka Jones
Genre: Children
Pages: 28
Price: $11.99
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Facebook Link: The Night Horses

While this book isn't available for the Kindle, I wanted to share it with those that have children. The Night Horses by Anaka Jones is a delightful tale about how horses are mild-mannered during the day, but like to party down at night. This book would be an excellent addition to the bookshelf for those with children under the age of six. Not only is it a fun story, but the artwork is beautiful. Each page is beautifully designed with full-page graphics that children are sure to find fascinating as they follow along with the story.

This is a book I would have loved as a child and I feel that many other children will enjoy it as well. If your child has a love of horses, this book will become a favorite that you'll find yourself reading to the child several times a week.

Another thing I enjoyed about this book is that the wording is simple enough that it's a great book for those teaching their children how to read. None of the words are too large or too complicated for children to pronounce or understand.

If you want to enjoy the last few days of winter with your children, this is a great book for the family to gather around and take turns reading.

About the Author

Currently attending the sixth grade at school, Anaka Jones lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her family, two dogs (Kona and Bella), a lizard and a frog. Anaka hopes to be a Marine Biologist/Veterinarian one day. She loves swimming, learning to scuba dive, playing soccer and reading books. Her favourite animals include dolphins and whales. She also loves sharks!

Missing Barbados by Willem Pain

Missing Barbados by Willem Pain

Willem Pain is doing what he does best: creating a mystery that is as much fun as you can have with your clothes on! A straight forward missing person case on the exotic island of Barbados turns out to be anything but straight forward -- with more surprising twists and turns than a snake on crack.
Mystery, Adventure and Humor on Every Page:
Open the “Look Inside” now, where you’ll fall for Susan “Ice” Berg, the “shoot first” owner of the Caribbean Detective Agency, as she finds herself in another awkward situation with her soon to be ex-boyfriend. She is temporarily saved from facing her humiliation by taking on the case of a beautiful missing teenager of British royalty in Barbados.
With no one else available, Susan reluctantly hires her raucous detective employee, Richard “Dutch” Holland, to assist in the case. Dutch is the Vietnam Vet that every man wants to be and every woman wants to be with. He is a tough, free spirit who rubs Susan, as well as most of his acquaintances, the wrong way. Susan doesn’t quite appreciate Dutch’s gung-ho style, so together they are like oil and water, making unraveling the disappearance of the missing teenage royal even more of a challenge as well as an adventure.
Based on an actual event from Barbados history, our woman sleuth and hard-boiled detective take us through the past and present of Barbados where nothing is as it seems. While trying to find the missing girl, Dutch and Susan are hired to find a golden sword, a real relic of history, the actual historical record transcribed in the preface of this book. Entwined within the history of the golden sword and its place in royalty, together they must overcome villains and their own feelings toward each other to right a centuries old wrong and solve the crime.
The colorful characters we meet along the way each bring their own quirks to the story: from Crane Luk, Dutch’s friend from Viet Nam and current sidekick, to Vicky Godown, Dutch’s larger than life girlfriend.
With laughs on every page, the suspense builds as Susan and Dutch confront a potential kidnapping, murder, and more. The action and adventure culminates with the detectives having to make a moral choice, one that results in a surprise bitter-sweet ending for all involved.
If you like historical fiction, or are just considering a Barbados vacation, Missing Barbados is a perfect read while providing a suspenseful action adventure led by a funny female detective and her trusty companions.
So sit back and enjoy the easy and breezy read, full of characters that you will never forget and forever enjoy. Save your money and avoid the jet lag; spend a fun filled holiday with the Caribbean Detective Company. You won’t even miss that sticky sun tan lotion or the sand in your bathing suit!

Prepping on a Budget by the Zombie Response Team Review

Title: Prepping on a Budget

Author: Morgan Barnhart of the Zombie Response Team
Genre: Advice/How-To
Pages: 5
Price: $0.99


Are you on a tight budget because of unemployment or general living situation?

In this eBook we discuss how anyone can prepare for emergency situations even while on a budget.

This was a quick, fun how-to book for prepping for a zombie invasion on the cheap. Short and sweet, but packed with solid advice to help you prepare for the zombie apocalypse without breaking the bank.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cowboy Sing Me Home by Kim Hunt Harris Review

Title: Cowboy Sing Me Home
Author: Kim Hunt Harris
Genre: Romance
Pages: 322
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Luke Tanner was a simple man with simple tastes so imagine his surprise when he finds himself falling for a high maintenance woman.

Dusty Rhodes is a high maintenance woman whose seen more cowboys than she cares to count. Cowboys are a dime a dozen, but Luke Tanner does have a nice butt that looks awfully good in blue jeans.

Can these two find common ground in a small town during a big festival that is meant to inspire hope? Will more than rain fall in the small Southern town as the heat levels begin to rise between the two?

I recently had a chance to beta read a manuscript by Kim Hunt Harris and was incredibly impressed. This is an indie author that has great talent. I was pleased to have a chance to review Cowboy Sing Me Home, which was just as well written, though the genre was different. In other words, this is a prolific author that readers of chick lit cannot afford to miss. If you haven't read Kim's work, visit her page on Amazon and download this gem for the weekend. It's filled with comedy, romance, and just enough steam to make this a delightful romance.
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