Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November's Limited Kindle Deals

How about something to read while you wait for the turkey to cook?

(Prices change constantly. Be sure to verify all prices before purchase)

Start Date: NOW  End Date: November 11
Of Half a Mind
By Bruce M. Perrin
Usual Price: 2.99  Sale: 0.99

2019 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree

2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist

When you talk to yourself, there’s only one voice.  When you look at something in your mind’s eye, there’s but one image.

Psychologist Sam “Doc” Price and his colleagues had always held that principle to be true … at least under normal circumstances.  But as they studied the work of a brilliant but troubled neuroscientist, they discovered a device that created a reality that was anything but normal.  And when they had unraveled its mysteries, the only question that remained was, could they survive the truth?

Start Date: NOW  End Date: November 10
The Amazon Code (Harvey Bennett Thrillers Book 2)
By Nick Thacker
Pulp Thriller
Usual Price: 6.99  Sale: 0.99

The Amazon rainforest is hiding a secret.

One woman has uncovered it ... and it's a secret worth killing for.

When her company discovers a remarkable hidden message in the dreaming brains of her subjects, Dr. Amanda Meron unknowingly invites disaster unto her company.

The clues seem to be pointing her to one of the remote places on the planet: The Amazon Rainforest.

When Harvey "Ben" Bennett gets a hint that the nefarious organization he's been searching for has turned up in Brazil, he and his new girlfriend Juliette Richardson race to the jungle to discover what they're after - and hopefully stop them.

From the myth of the lost city of El Dorado to emerging science technology, The Amazon Code has it all: action-packed adventure, an exotic setting, and characters you'll fall in love with.

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The Color Dead: A Dickie Floyd Detective Novel
By Danny R. Smith
Hard-Boiled Mystery
Usual Price: 4.99  Sale: 0.99

Detective Josefina Sanchez has been taken.

She and her partner, Dickie, had been sent to Gorman, a remote northern outpost in Los Angeles County, where a man had been executed in the woods. Three days later, Josie has vanished.

Had she returned to the mountains over the weekend on her own? If so, what might have happened to her? Or could her disappearance have something to do with any of her other cases, especially one involving the Mexican mafia? The idea that Josie was randomly taken must also be considered, however unlikely.

Dickie and Floyd must find Josie. Their search takes them from the streets of Los Angeles up to the wilds of the Tejon Pass where they find themselves at odds with residents of the backcountry. But time is running out, and nothing will deter the veteran detectives in the search for one of their own. Not even heavily armed and dangerous mountain men.

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First-Realm Problems: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Eastwind Witches Cozy Mysteries Book 12)
By Nova Nelson
Cozy Mystery
Usual Price: 4.99  Sale: 0.99

What happens in New Orleans, slays in New Orleans…

Psychic Nora Ashcroft is somewhere she never thought she’d see again: her old world. Desperate to bring Tanner and Eva back to Eastwind as soon as possible, she faces a major up-levee battle in New Orleans. Because without any money or a clear place to start, finding two witches in the city could require more magic than she alone possesses.

When she catches wind of mysterious slayings among the local vampires and witches, her only shot at finding her friends could be to unmask a murderer. But time is running out, and a dangerous cloaked figure is running amok…

Can Nora solve her first-realm problems before the past comes back to haunt her?

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Oranges for Christmas: A Berlin Wall Escape Novel
By Margarita Morris
Historical Fiction
Usual Price: 3.99  Sale: 0.99

The war is over but the fight for freedom has only just begun.

Berlin. August 1961. The Cold War. When the Berlin Wall brutally divides East from West, Sabine is separated from her beloved brother, Dieter. Escape to the West is the only option if the family is to be reunited. But the Wall is guarded by soldiers operating a shoot to kill policy. And Sabine finds herself at the mercy of the Stasi and their brutal interrogation techniques. She must fight to escape. She must fight to survive.

Separated from his family by the Berlin Wall, Dieter teams up with a rebel group determined to rescue their loved ones from East Berlin. They have a plan. But it’s a dangerous mission, beset with difficulties at every turn. Who can they really trust? Who is friend or foe?

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The Academy of Stolen Magic: YA Paranormal Academy Book Two (Blakemore Paranormal Academy 2)
By Sullivan Gray
YA Spy Fiction
Usual Price: 2.99  Sale: 0.99

I’m not sure what hurts more: the knife in my back or the one in my heart.

I thought the worst thing that could happen to me was losing my powers and being shipped off to Supernatural Reform School. I was wrong.

Betrayed and heartbroken, I’m still searching for the mages who stole my powers. But now I know that the conspiracy goes much higher up the chain of command. High enough that my new friends and I might all be in danger.

Especially when we find out that Blakemore Paranormal Academy is housing a magical weapon. We don’t know what or why, but are determined to find out where and stop it. The only upside: the search is a great distraction from my broken heart.

Will we find this weapon in time? Or am I about to find out how much I still have to lose?

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The Silver Strand Legacy: A Suspense Thriller Novel (Eritis Trilogy Book 1)
Military Thriller
Usual Price: 3.99  Sale: 0.99

He’s looking for a way out …

For Nate Kincade, former army special forces, the future looks bleak. Following a tragic incident, he faces a long-term sentence inside a U.S. Military prison. But when a mysterious visitor appears and offers to secure his freedom in exchange for completing a mission, Nate believes his luck has finally turned.

The mission: go to Paris and track down a group of scientists who recently escaped from a top-secret research facility located near the French and German border. Sounds simple enough. But Nate soon discovers the fugitives are far more dangerous than he could have possibly imagined. And when one of them, a mysterious young woman, saves his life then asks for his help, Nate must decide if he can trust her, and if he’s willing to put his team in danger by confronting the most lethal enemy he’s ever had to face.

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Simon Says (John Simon Thrillers Book 1)
By Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Science Fiction Adventure
Usual Price: 2.99  Sale: 0.99

Master Detective John Simon is a tough, streetwise seventeen year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department with a healthy disdain for the encroachment of modern technology into his workplace. When his partner is kidnapped after a routine stakeout by thugs with seeming ties to connected, wealthy art dealer Benjamin Ashman, he's determined to find the truth, but the only witness is a humanoid android named Lucas George. Reluctantly, he takes Lucas along as he begins to investigate and soon finds himself depending more and more on the very technology he so distrusts. Meanwhile, Simon's precocious teenage daughter begins to teach Lucas how to sound More like a cop using dialogue from famous cop movies. If only he'd use them in the appropriate context.

As the two men dig in deeper, they find themselves and every witness they touch faced with danger from assassins as they begin to uncover a conspiracy that may stretch from the heights of the KCPD itself to South America and beyond. Can they identify the guilty before it's too late without getting themselves killed in the process?

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Old Haunts: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Eastwind Witches Cozy Mysteries Book 11)
By Nova Nelson
Cozy Mystery
Usual Price: 4.99  Sale: 0.99

Some spirits can’t take a hint. 

Psychic Nora Ashcroft can’t tell the future, but she’s starting to look forward to it. And with the support of Donovan and the rest of the town, she’s ready to leave the past behind. Too bad the same can’t be said for Eastwind’s most newly departed...

After a body is discovered in the street, everyone has a theory about what might've happened… including the deceased himself. Though he swears he was ready for death and has no unfinished business keeping him around, Nora knows something must be tethering him to this plane. 

But the more she discovers, the more questions she has about this friendly ghost’s shady past…

Can Nora piece together the truth of her newest client before his dangerous history comes back to haunt her?

Mark your calendar for this one, because it starts November 23

Whiskey Kills (A Top Shelf Mystery)
By Lolli Powell
Cozy (Humorous) Mystery
Usual Price: 3.99  Sale: 0.99

2017 Bronze winner of The Wishing Shelf Book Awards---
When bar owner, Ricki Fontaine’s friend, Ruby Fogarty, is charged with murdering her boyfriend by clubbing him to death with a bottle of whiskey, the police consider the case closed. But Ricki is convinced Ruby is innocent and sets out to find the real murderer. Although Waterton police detective Gabriel Russell is crazy about Ricki, he isn’t too crazy about her trying to do his job.

The killer’s not too happy about it either.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

THE Headline for November ... plus 3 others

Of course for any author, this headline will always take precedence.


Mind in Chains went live today just after midnight. It's great to have it out!

I wanted to say thanks to all the editorial reviewers, the ARC readers and reviewers, and the blog and Facebook page owners who have helped publicize this event. And a special thanks to Gothic Mom's Graphics for some stellar artwork.

And don't forget to enter the Release Day Blitz drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift card:

If I'm going to shell out $25, I'd like one of my subscribers to win it!

2. Killer in the Retroscape is now available as an eBook at Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo and other retailers.

Killer in the Retroscape is a BRAG Medallion Honoree, a Montaigne Medal Finalist, and took third place in the 2019 Eric Hoffer Awards for eBook Fiction. For those of you who wanted to give it a try on something besides the Kindle, this is for you:

Barnes and Noble:



And of course, it's still on Amazon: 

3. A Binge-Worthy Pulp Thriller Boxset 

Zachary Goldman Private Investigator Cases 1-4 by P.D. Workman

When I picked up my copy soon after its release in October, its ranks on Amazon were as follows:
#1 in Pulp Thrillers
#2 in Noir Crime
#1 in Mystery Series
If you like these genre, it's worth a look.

Zachary Goldman, Private Investigator, is flawed with a capital F.

Shattered by the tragedies of his own life, he will somehow still manage to pick himself up and dig just a little bit deeper than anyone else to find the vital clues. Maybe being broken makes it easier for others who have faced tragedy to trust him. Walk with Zachary as he solves four cases that will stretch his abilities to the limit. Even with his own life in shambles, Zachary Goldman is still the one you want on the case.

The set includes: She Wore Mourning; His Hands were Quiet; She was Dying Anyway; and He was Walking Alone.

4. Winners of the AXP Crime/Thriller eBook Giveaway

The AXP Crime/Thriller eBook Giveaway ran Oct. 15 to 21. The two grand prize winners of all 23 eBooks were Terry W. and Ruth S. The winner of my book was Susan F. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who entered. 

(I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.)

Sunday, October 27, 2019

October's Book Reviews and Previews

For your consideration:
  • A mystery set in World War II (When Hell Struck Twelve);
  • A medical thriller (The Dreaming Tree); and 
  • A murder thriller (The Dark Web Murders).
Hope you find something for your library,


When Hell Struck Twelve (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery Book 14) by James R. Benn

A Well-Crafted Wartime Backdrop for a Somewhat Clumsy Mystery

Author James Benn’s depiction of the events leading up to and during the Liberation of Paris—the backdrop for When Hell Struck Twelve—is outstanding. The Germans are retreating from Normandy after their defeat at the Battle for Hill 262. On the Battle’s 20th anniversary, President Eisenhower said that "… no other battlefield presented such a horrible sight of death, hell, and total destruction." Benn’s description in the opening chapters of the book does that statement justice. As the Germans retreat toward Paris after the defeat, a power vacuum is created, letting factions within the French resistance settle old scores. It’s not enough that the French are killing Germans and vice versa; the French are also killing each other. Our main characters, US Army detective Billy Boyle and Lieutenant Kazimierz (Kaz) find themselves entangled in this purgatory, witnessing the horrors of war from tank and gun battles on the streets of Paris to clandestine torture and murder in backrooms and deserted buildings. The psychological costs are also felt as our heroes develop mysterious headaches and uncontrollable muscle tremors. It’s a dark, brutal, unrelenting world compellingly drawn by Benn. For the complete review, see:

The Dreaming Tree by Matthew Mather

A Mind-Bending, Emotion-Stirring, Series-Launching Medical Thriller

“This is definitely one for the weird books.”

So said the partner of the book’s protagonist, Detective Delta Devlin, after they had solved the case. And I’d have to agree. From full-body transplants, to hunting trips for celebrities’ excrement, to “oil changes” for the wealthy—I’ll let you read the book, if you don’t follow those references—The Dreaming Tree is a wild ride between recent advances and imminent breakthroughs in medical science with a bit a pure fiction thrown into the mix. And author Matthew Mather makes it really tough to know just which of those you are reading at any given point in the story. Of course, in dealing at the bleeding edge of medical science, societal and ethical questions appear at every turn in the plot, not as academic questions, but as part of a baffling, sometimes surreal mystery. When is someone dead? If we can grow parts, why not an entire body? And similarly, your emotions will sustain some collateral damage from treading this ground. References to body-part harvesting among the helpless and the brutally poor are particularly gut wrenching. For the complete review, see:

The Dark Web Murders by Brian O’Hare

An Engrossing Murder Thriller with a Gut-Wrenching Finale

The Dark Web Murders is an engrossing—and by its end, harrowing—serial-killer, murder thriller. Initially, it’s a ‘crowd whodunit,’ deriving mystery from the excess of viable, and in this case, powerful suspects. “So, we have a dead judge who has just been partying with another judge, a law professor, a couple of property millionaires, a prominent surgeon, a well-known barrister, a socialite and a playboy, a gambling machines tycoon, a media mogul, a top civil servant, and a restaurateur.” This part of the story has the feel of a well-developed police procedural, bolstered by the considerable deductive skills of our protagonist, Chief Inspector Jim Sheehan. “Sheehan didn’t miss the deliberate nature of the judge’s composure.” That’s a lot of fine reading of body language. For the complete review, see:

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Three Headlines for October

Three headlines for October and two of them are GIVEAWAYS. It could be your lucky month!

1. Early Acclaim for Mind in Chains (and a Free Copy)

I was honored to receive a very flattering review of my upcoming book, Mind in Chains, from D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review. The review will be released in its entirety in their November MBR Bookwatch. The last two summary paragraphs are below, FYI.

“As Mind in Chains examines different beliefs and motivations, readers are treated to a fast-paced thriller that grows intrigue, crafts delusions, and moves back into the introduction's events with new perceptions of its significance. The premise which evolves is riveting, original, and thought-provoking.

Readers seeking a well-developed medical thriller that injects a substantial dose of moral, ethical, and social considerations into its story, tempering all with strong psychological growth in its characters, will find Mind in Chains just the ticket. It's a multifaceted, absorbing read that lingers in the mind long after the final revelation which examines issues of justice and humanity, as it crafts a growing story of horror.”

If you would consider writing a review when it's released on November 4, there are still a few Advance Review Copies available for free from Prolific Works. Claim your copy here:

2. Giveaway 1 - $300! (in the form of an Amazon Gift Card)

Follow some amazing authors on Bookbub for a chance to win a $300 Amazon gift card!

The more you follow the more chances you have to win! You can also come back every day for special tasks that will earn you daily entry points!

(You'll need to scroll down a ways to find me, but I'd love a Bookbub follow, if you haven't already.)

Enter here:

3. Giveaway 2 - More than a Dozen eBooks!

Win more than a dozen Crime/Thriller eBooks!

Some of the great titles you could win include:

The Dreaming Tree by Matthew Mather;
Of Half a Mind by Bruce Perrin;
The Fugitive's Trail by J.C. Fields;
The Emma Frost Mystery Series: Vol 1-3 by Willow Rose; and
Russian Roulette by Mike Faricy.

There will be two Grand Prize Winners who receive ALL of the eBooks!
12+ Winners of individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)

Enter here:

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

October's Limited Time Kindle Deals

Some frightfully good deals on Kindle reads but like Halloween candy, they'll soon be gone. 

And as an added bonus, check out the eBook and paperback giveaway at the end of this post. Authors apparently love Halloween!

(Prices change constantly. Please be sure to verify all prices before purchase.)

Start Date: NOW  End Date: 10/14
In the Space of an Atom
By Bruce M. Perrin
Usual Price: $2.99  Sale: $0.99
There’s nothing like someone trying to kill you to give your life direction.
Yes, I'd been in a funk, drifting from job to job, but that all changed when Jones came at me with a gun. And when he, the research lab where I had worked, and the chief scientist all disappeared, I was left with nothing but a piece of mind-blowing technology and a story so bizarre that the police were more concerned about my mental health than the attempted murder. I needed help to understand what I’d gotten myself into. Enter young, beautiful Dr. Diane Stapleton. And when I accidentally involved her in this deadly nightmare, I knew only one thing for sure. I couldn’t let her die.
As a finalist in both the 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards and 2018 EPIC eBook Awards, In the Space of an Atom is the perfect mash-up of Janet Evanovich and Michael Crichton. It’s fast, light suspense with a bit of science and a touch of romance that you won’t put down until the final page.

Start Date: NOW  End Date: 10/15
Murder in Eden (Eden Mysteries Volumes 1 - 3)
By Laurel Heidtman
Thriller, Suspense
Usual Price: $7.99 Sale: $1.99
College towns are anything but quiet—or safe. Murder in Eden contains Catch A Falling Star, Bad Girls, and A Convenient Death. That’s three Eden mysteries for less than the price of one!

Catch A Falling Star
Stolen treasure, criminals, cops, the surprise appearance of an ex-lover, and murder—definitely not what mystery novelist Kate Rawlings expects when she accepts a summer teaching position at her alma mater in the peaceful college town of Eden, Kentucky.

Bad Girls
When good girls disappear, everyone pays attention, but when bad girls disappear, no one does. Easy prey—or are they?

A Convenient Death
When Tracy Andrews, the promiscuous night clerk at the Eden Quick-Mart, is murdered along with an elderly customer, there’s no shortage of suspects. But when Eden police detective Jo Valentine takes a closer look at the elderly man killed with Tracy, what she doesn’t find surprises her.

Start Date: NOW  End Date: 10/13
Terminus Cut: (Wholesale Slaughter Book 2)
By Rick Partlow
Science Fiction-Space
Usual Price: $2.99  Sale: $0.99
Logan Conner has given up the life of a warrior prince to become Jonathan Slaughter, a mercenary captain of a rough-and-ready band of mech-jocks for hire.

Already legendary throughout the Periphery, their next job brings them head-to-head with the Jeuta, militant aliens who seek to loot and plunder isolated human colony worlds.

The fearsome Jeuta raiders will task Logan to his limits, but they’re only a sideshow to Wholesale Slaughter’s real operation objective—locating a treasure trove at the legendary Terminus Cut outpost containing enough ancient Imperial technology to give his people a fighting chance.

Don’t miss book 2 in this explosive new Military Sci-fi series!

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Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire Book 1)
By J.R. Rain
Vampire Mystery
Usual Price: $3.99  Sale: $0.99
Mother, wife, private investigator...vampire. The multi-million copy bestselling series!

Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.

Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and work the night shift as a private investigator. Her new client, Kingsley Fulcrum, hires her to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn't exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head...

Start Date: NOW  End Date: 10/13
The Labyrinth (The Gods' Game, Volume II): A LitRPG novel
By Rohan M. Vider
Role Playing and Fantasy Games
Usual Price: $5.99  Sale: $0.99
His life on earth was over. Myelad was his world now. And there he had power. Power to change the Game. But would he? And how?

Accidentally summoned to Myelad, Kyran has earned the ire of the Gods and been banished to the subterranean world of Crota – to die. Yet Kyran has proved tough to kill, and despite the odds, has survived his first few days in the new world.

But his plans for escape have gone awry... Defeated and captured, what will become of him?

Join Kyran, as he battles his way through the labyrinth, gathering allies, overcoming foes, growing into a player, and finding purpose…

Start Date: NOW  End Date: 10/13
The Long March (The Exiled Fleet Book 2)
By Richard Fox
Space Opera
Usual Price: $3.99  Sale: $1.99
Commodore Thomas Gage and his fleet, safeguarding the last of the Albion Royal Family, are on the run. Hunting them, a ruthless Daegon commander will stop at nothing to crush Albion’s only remaining free force.

To find sanctuary beyond their enemy’s reach, the battle-damaged fleet must cut through a hostile and dangerous region of space known as the Kigeli Nebula. But to secure passage, Gage must strike a deal with an old enemy who wants nothing more than to fulfill a vendetta and see the commodore dead.

Facing threats ahead, behind and from within, Gage must lead his fleet down the Long March to freedom.

Start Date: NOW  End Date: 10/10
Tragic Beauty: A Dark Romance (Beauty & The Darkness Book 1)
By Iris Ann Hunter
Psychological Literary Fiction
Usual Price: $3.99  Sale: $0.99
I was sixteen when I made the deal...when I put my fate in the hands of Shayne McAllister, a man determined to break me. A man with black eyes and a blacker heart, he's been obsessed with me since we were kids. Now it's five years later, and my father has passed...and Shayne's coming to collect his debt.

But before I'm his to break, I see a chance to make a choice for myself, and I take it. I slip away for one night. One dark, stormy night that goes horribly wrong...until Gavin West. Handsome, angry, and haunted by demons, he grants me one messed up, beautiful night that changes everything and spares no one. Because Gavin decides he wants more than just one night...he wants me.

What follows, is darkness. A darkness where secrets will be revealed, blood will be shed, and sacrifices made.

My name is Ava, and this is my story.

Trigger Warnings: Tragic Beauty is a VERY DARK & TWISTED blend of contemporary romance, psychological thriller, and erotic suspense with graphic and disturbing scenes. It is a story about love and obsession, about hope and despair, but most of all, it is about finding light through the darkness.

Start Date: NOW  End Date: 10/11
Sparks Fly in Good Hope (A Good Hope Novel Book 10)
By Cindy Kirk
Humorous Fiction
Usual Price: $4.99  Sale: $2.99
Greer Chapin doesn’t do crazy things in the name of love. Yet when no one steps up to run for mayor of Good Hope, love for her hometown takes over. That smart, sensible Greer would make an excellent mayor is a given—as is the fact that she’ll win, because she’s running unopposed. Or so she thought. When another candidate throws his hat in the ring at the eleventh hour, Greer’s world is turned upside down.

Wyatt McConnell can’t believe how much his life has changed. Two months ago he was working long hours as a city manager in Chicago. Then he learned that a grandfather he never knew had died and named him as his sole heir. Faster than you can say ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ Wyatt moves to Good Hope and finds the home he’s always dreamed of. He might even have found the woman of his dreams too—if he can convince Greer not to hate him for running against her.

Falling for their opponent might be irrational, but Greer and Wyatt can’t resist each other. As election night nears, the reality of their situation is impossible to ignore: While there can only be one winner, both candidates are in danger of losing their hearts.

Start Date: NOW  End Date: 10/12
27 Ways to Find a Boyfriend
By Shari L. Tapscott
Relationship Humor
Usual Price: $2.99  Sale: $0.99
I need you to know I’m not pathetic. A little desperate, sure. But not pathetic. And mostly I agreed to Jessa’s insane boyfriend-finding list idea because Carter was looking at me like it was the stupidest idea known to man, and I wanted to irk him.

Jessa’s guy-finding list is the stupidest idea known to man. The only reason Addison doesn’t have a boyfriend is because she’s the boss’s daughter, and none of the guys in our shop want to be fired.

Maybe if he hadn’t kissed me last weekend, I wouldn’t be thinking about him constantly. See there? This is his fault. If I need to use a list to find someone who will get him out of my head, then so be it.

Maybe if I hadn’t kissed her last weekend, the list wouldn’t bother me so much, but now I can’t get her out of my head. So I’m going to do the only thing a sane guy would do in my position. I’m going to sabotage the experiment…

Author’s note: 27 Ways to Find a Boyfriend is a steamy-clean adult romantic comedy with all the sizzle but no sex.

Start Date: NOW  End Date: 10/13
The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Burn: A Devilishly Funny Urban Fantasy Romance (Nava Katz Book 6)
By Deborah Wilde
Humorous Fantasy
Usual Price: $6.99  Sale: $0.99
It’s the End of the World as We Know It ...

Nava has come a long way from being a hot mess flying solo. She’s now one of the major players on the chessboard, leading the charge against a witch with dark magic, a power-mad rabbi, and the impending apocalypse.

Friends will die and secrets will be exposed. Add imprisonment, torture, and the biggest, baddest demon of them all who has plans for her, and it’s a lot for a girl to take in.

Time to rally the troops and make her last stand, because she’s damned if she’ll let the end of the world stand in the way of her romantic, sexy times galore, happily-ever-after.

It’s trial by fire.

Burn, baby, burn.

The heart-pounding final installment to the series.

And now, the GIVEAWAY!

You can win over $100 worth of ebooks and signed paperbacks simply by pre-ordering the new thriller, Break My Bones at half price! Winner to be announced October 31.

Win e books, signed paperbacks, and exclusive swag! For full details visit

How to enter:  email your order confirmation or code to 

***Bonus prize: If the book makes it to bestseller status by the end of the month, winner will also receive an Amazon gift card. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

September's Book Reviews

For your possible reading pleasure:
  • A coming-of-age tale set in the music scene of San Francisco in the 1980s (Choosing the Dark);
  • A thought-provoking, dystopian techno-thriller (The Atopia Chronicles); and
  • A paranormal suspense novel (Kaleidoscope).
Hope you find something for your library,

Choosing the Dark by Brian Marshall

A Tale of Living Life on One’s Own Terms … and Often Growing from It

Choosing the Dark is a coming of age tale that finds our protagonist, Rob Walstein, at the juncture between high school and, you guessed it, the rest of his life. Concerned that he’d spent his first seventeen years trying to be what others expected, Rob wants to find himself. So, he leaves his comfortable, middle-class home on the outskirts of San Francisco and moves into the city, lives in a dive, and makes rent (barely) by washing dishes. He also gets a girl—or at least, has a one-night stand—and joins a band led by a self-destructive poet, their music described by what it’s not. It’s not punk, not metal, not rock … maybe not even music, but it stirs his soul. All of these events are quite well-crafted by author Brian Marshall, with interesting and vivid analogies and a sprinkling of humor. Overall, the prose is excellent, although some simple typos detract slightly. Find the complete review on Amazon:

The Atopia Chronicles by Matthew Mather

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will need a lot of work

If author Matthew Mather paints an even halfway accurate picture of our future in The Atopia Chronicles, one thing is certain—the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) is going to need a lot of work. First, we’ll need to add the Sim Kid Syndrome, marked by an irrational desire to bring into the world bio-similar digital versions of oneself until your family resembles a small town. Loss of Neural Cohesion results from letting your proxxi drive your body too often. Phuture-Driven Hyperactivity is marked by frenetic action to avoid one’s demise as predicted by the Phuture News (note: more research is needed because these actions may be justified—perhaps the predictions are right). Find the complete review on Amazon:

Kaleidoscope by Chariss K. Walker

A Suspenseful Cliff-Hanger that Sets a High Bar for the Series

Kaleidoscope is Book 1 of The Vision Chronicles, an eight-book, paranormal suspense series with a ninth novella offered as a prequel. The set, which according to the author should be read in order, follows the life of Mike Lewis as he develops his gift—the ability to see the future—in order to protect himself, his family, and his friends from powerful enemies. Written in first person, book 1 gives us insight into the mind of Mike Lewis. Paralyzed by a fear of being confined in a laboratory that studies paranormal abilities, he has held everyone at arm’s length—friends, family, potential love interests. But as we join him, things are about to change. He can’t continue this way and decides to contact his old, college friend, Nelson, who is now a psychiatrist. About the same time, he meets a beautiful, wealthy New York socialite, Cassandra (Casey) D’Angelo. And from that point forward, everything goes sideways, as it becomes clear someone is after him. Find the complete review on Amazon:

Monday, September 16, 2019

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Plotting for Murder (Cozy Mystery Bookshop Series Book 1)
By Tamra Baumann
Cozy Animal Mystery
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Sawyer Davis’ new life in picturesque Sunset Cove is crumbling around her as fast as the old Victorian house she lives in. She’s a chef whose matchmaking mother has left her a puppy, a bevy of single men to choose from, and a bookshop dedicated to whodunnits. Complete with a book club of amateur sleuths who live for death. When one of the members dies just after eating Sawyer’s amazing truffle mac and cheese, Sawyer is immersed in an even bigger soup pot of trouble.

With her chef’s reputation on the line, and an uncle after her inheritance, Sawyer teams up with the sheriff who once broke her heart—whether he wants her help or not—to solve the mystery. Will past hurts, and long-buried attraction for the sheriff stand in the way of solving the crime before the murderer strikes again?

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The Silver Wolf (James Ryker Book 3)
By Rob Sinclair
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Ryker wants blood, and one way or another he’ll get it...

Still tormented by the disappearance of his wife, ex-intelligence agent James Ryker sets out on a personal mission of revenge, prepared to go to any lengths in search of the truth.

The trail takes him from the crystal waters of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, back to a place he thought he would never set foot again - his country of birth, England. But there he discovers more than even he bargained for. Stumbling across a terrorist attack targeted against his old employers - the secretive Joint Intelligence Agency -the faint clues to many events in his recent past are all seemingly linked to one mysterious character; The Silver Wolf.

But just who is the Silver Wolf, and why is he hell bent on punishing not just Ryker, but his closest allies at the JIA too?

Has Ryker finally met his match?

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Mystery at the Regal Rose Hotel: A 1920s Historical Murder Mystery (Lola Rose Mysteries Book One)
By C. Jane Reid
Cozy Mystery
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The week that Lola Rose checked into the Regal Rose Hotel, three events caught her quite unprepared: her widowed mother's surprise engagement to a famous London barrister, her desire to form a friendship with the cantankerous elderly woman living in the hotel's penthouse, and a dead body at the foot of the elegant sweeping staircase on the hotel's first floor.

When a new acquaintance is charged with murder, Lola calls upon her trio of friends to clear his name. It will mean setting aside cocktail parties, night clubs, and late lie-ins, but Lola is willing to sacrifice much more to save an innocent man. Calling on her sophisticated upbringing as an Englishwoman's daughter and the Get It Done attitude taught by her Texan father, Lola will charm self-righteous hotel clerks, square off with cranky detective inspectors, and even tolerate a pompous German ex-officer to do what she knows is right.

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Sunken Treasure Lost Worlds: A Colten X. Burnett Novel (The Risky Business Chronicle Book 1)
By Hep Aldridge
Sea Adventure
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His knowledge can make them all rich... or get them killed.

From the depths of the Atlantic off Cape Canaveral Florida, searching for sunken Spanish treasure, to the Andes mountains of Ecuador chasing the legend of a lost golden library, Dr. Colten X. Burnett and the Risky Business team are on a quixotic adventure.

While trying to make an honest, well sort of honest living, searching for remnants of the lost 1715 fleet, Risky Business Ltd. becomes entangled in a mystery that covers two continents and may rewrite history.

The lure of uncovering a lost civilization, as well as the secrets it holds, motivates the team on their dangerous journey into a cosmological unknown.

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Broken Ice (Immortal Operative Book 1)
By J.R. Rain
Paranormal Thriller
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Mina Barrett is the CIA’s best defense against the Dominion. She’s young, charming, intelligent, motivated… and she’s a vampire.

Twenty years ago, vampires revealed themselves to the world. Society hadn’t expected them to be real at all, much less a species entirely separate from humans. The government feared hostile foreign powers would also seek to exploit their psychic talents, and put out a call for recruitment.

After a childhood spent in isolation, Mina saw a chance for adventure and signed on the dotted line. Unlike the Dominion, she doesn’t feel humans are inferior creatures and works to stop others of her kind from enslaving them.

A deep cover asset discovers information that vampires want to keep out of human hands. The CIA sends Mina in to bring him—and his information—out alive. But the Dominion has their sights set on the secrets buried for centuries beneath a Siberian glacier… secrets that could reshape the world.

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Who Killed Vivien Morse?: A rural detective mystery (Peter Hatherall Mystery Book 4)
By Diana J Febry
Detective Mystery
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A stand-alone mystery featuring DCI Peter Hatherall.

Vivien Morse, a young social worker is discovered battered to death in Silver Lady Woods. Everyone assumes she was attacked by her estranged husband until her supervisor disappears. The connection appears to be Vivien’s last client. A damaged and disturbed girl who believes a bundle of rags is her lost baby and never leaves the family farm while she awaits the return of her lover. The matter is confused by the arrival of a stranger to the area clearly searching for something or someone and an escaped convict with connections to the area. DCI Hatherall has to separate fact from fantasy to discover who did kill Vivien Morse.

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Purrfect Rivalry (The Mysteries of Max Book 6)
By Nic Saint
Humorous Animal Fiction
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When someone takes a shot at well-renowned pop star Charlie Dieber and kills one of his bodyguards instead, Odelia Poole, self-confessed Bedieber and big-time fan, is quick to offer her assistance to help find the shooter. Teaming up with Detective Chase Kingsley, she enters the world of the Dieber, and soon discovers not everything is as it seems.

Odelia’s cat menagerie, meanwhile, is in a state of shock when longtime rival Diego returns to Hampton Cove, and immediately starts stirring up trouble. Diego has one goal in mind: take over Max’s place in Odelia’s home and heart and get Max, Dooley and Brutus sent to the pound. The only one who can help them is Clarice, their feral friend. She got rid of Diego once, and they hope she will do it again. Unfortunately Clarice has been adopted. By Charlie Dieber.

Will Diego become Odelia’s new go-to feline sleuth or will Max strike back? Will they be able to stop the killer before he kills the world’s number-one pop star? And will Grandma move to Washington and go into politics? Find out in Purrfect Rivalry, a cozy cat mystery like no other.

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The Mummy Case (Jim Knighthorse Book 2)
By J.R. Rain
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Now in The Mummy Case, private investigator Jim Knighthorse takes on a very cold case. When historian Willie Clarke dies of mysteriously of dehydration in the California deserts, ex-football hero Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper—and discovers a shocking connection to one of the West's oldest mysteries.

Over a hundred years ago, an unnamed cowboy was murdered in the California desert and, due to freak weather conditions, would become mummified within twenty-four hours. Now known to the world as Sylvester the Mummy and displayed in a creepy curiosity shop, Sylvester and historian Willie Clarke will be forever linked in mystery. That is, unless private investigator Jim Knighthorse can survive long enough to untangle one of the West's greatest unsolved murders.

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I'm Dreaming of a Wicked Christmas: The First Noel told by Rick Rowling (Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery: A Cozy Mystery Book 17)
By Lotta Smith
Vampire Mystery
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Dashing, debonair paranormal investigator Rick Rowling usually spends the holidays at luxurious resorts, with women falling at his feet. What would make him trade champagne toasts and caviar dreams for a Yuletide dinner in Queens with the family of his ravishing assistant Mandy, the only woman who seems immune to his charms?

Turns out the single witness to the murder of Santa Claus is a lovelorn ghost who wants a date with Rick in exchange for information on the suspect. A romantic romp through the city could become a double date with destiny for the FBI's sexiest sleuth, but can he solve the case before the spirit departs forever?

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