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Initial post: May 31, 2012 1:04:22 PM PDT
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British Indie Author VANESSA WESTER
Favourite Writing Genre - Romance

Debut Novel: HYBRID, Book One of The Evolution Series
Genre - Paranormal Romance/ Science Fiction

University. Land of opportunity? Not for a Hybrid like Steven. First love doesn't stand a chance when fate plays its hand. A life in the Amazon awaits - the change is coming...

Hybrid (The Evolution Series)

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Posted on May 31, 2012 1:43:39 PM PDT
The Scorpion, Book 2 in the Daily Express Chronicles. The sequel to DEADLINE. Newspaper thrillers.More news, murder, action, romance and terrorists.
Two recent 5-star reviews:
Author J. D. Michael Phelps writes: "SCORPION is worthy of TEN STARS . . . hope Amazon realizes Five Stars is just not enough for some novels."

Author Arthur J. Levine: "This well written book is pure entertainment and a great read. Easily deserves five stars. James A. Anderson has done it again."
$3.99 Kindle and $8.63 paperback.

Posted on May 31, 2012 1:53:18 PM PDT
Miss Marlowe says:
Crime novel by Carole Pitt.

The Lily Branch (DI Elizabeth Jewell)

"Elizabeth stared at Jerome. Even in death, she appeared to be posing for the camera."

In the midst of tackling her personal problems, DI Elizabeth Jewell investigates her biggest case, the murder of top fashion model Lily Jerome.
After a second body turns up on an isolated farm, Jewell searches for a link between the crimes, aided by newspaper editor Nick Calbrain.
For Jewell, pursuing the killer will change her life forever. With her career in jeopardy for breaking too many rules, she has nothing to lose, except maybe her life.

Posted on May 31, 2012 2:14:12 PM PDT
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Posted on May 31, 2012 3:48:45 PM PDT
Here are 10 dynamite self and/or small press published indie authors--spanning 3 continents--whose e-books and/or paperbacks I have read, reviewed, and proudly recommend for your $4.99 and under reading entertainment and enlightenment.

The Guy's A Loser Detective Agency It's Dan Brown meets Thomas Crown, with dashes of 007 dazzle, as a tough, Ferrari Spyder-driving female detective is duped into the dark, dangerous world of international intrigue and the occult she thought was a distant memory. No-brainer movie material in almost every chapter!

BLANK SLATE It's a continent-crossing, techno-thrill ride of a read that compares favorably to THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. The widowed inventor of "Mitobots" must stop not only a nasty international conspiracy bent on manipulation of nations, but save his teenaged daughter from the rising danger. Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy have a worthy competitor in author RW Graves!

Blood Spiral (A Mitch King Mystery) Polymathic Houston private eye Mitch King's struggles to find a killer..., and himself. Lost in lust and materialism, Mitch teeters on the brink of falling into an inner abyss that is deeper and darker than the criminal mentality without. Highlighted by masterful use of imagery and compelling characterizations of clients, cops, and killers, author Sam Waas rivals the likes of Raymond Chandler, Robert B. Parker, and Mickey Spillane.

The Hunt (The Rise of the Fae) A very well-written, thoughtful YA fantasy/romance tale. The Queen's best warrior Kellen is sent from the battlefield through time to protect a modern-day teenager who is "the key that keeps humanity safe from an entire world of darkness."

The May Carousel If you like espionage with a high degree of humanity and reality, checkout this triumph in romantic/mystery writing. A tantalizing tale of a promising young artist and a suave English art dealer's international search for a painter believed to be dead...until now.

Johnny Oops A mesmerizing odyssey into the offbeat, unusual life and mind of a young man on the make (or perhaps break) that compares favorably with "Catcher in the Rye" and "Stranger In A Strange Land".

THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE ("The Mike Walsh Detective Novels".)
An unflinchingly graphic depiction of the rise of Indy cop Mike Walsh to detective and a gruesome crime spree that threatens to topple everything--including Walsh. Based on a true story.

MOTH TO THE FLAME-- An honorable attempt to freshen-up the typically cynical whodunnit circuit with a dashing Scottish cybersleuth's quest to find a serial killer gripping Greater Glasgow.

Imbroglio A first rate, maturely-written conspiracy/mystery for the discerning reader. Set in stunning Australian locales, it is the involving tale of cosmopolitan ad exec Noel Valentine: who, after rescuing mysterious David Cameron from fiery death, finds her own life plunged into the dizzying depths of danger by a dubious, high level corporate power play.

Atlantis & Stonehenge-- Two exceptionally well-told YA, supernatural mysteries involving a young woman's lost Italian lover, paranormal passion, and modern mysticism from an electrifyingly imaginative writer.

More self and small published indie books I've sampled and placed on my 2012 TBR (To Be Read and Reviewed) list:

Price of a Bounty (Reliance on Citizens Makes Us Great!)
The Ninth Leg

All highly imaginative, well-written reads from male and female rising star indies from across the globe!

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 9:44:46 PM PDT
Kodai Okuda says:
Author: Kodai Okuda
Genre: Military Science Fiction

The Prodono ruled the galaxy for thousands of years.
Their civilization was built on the ashes of the galactic powers that came before.
Prosperous and extensive was their dominion until they found the Sol system and the dark secret held within.
Now, millennia after the fall of the Prodono, an intelligent race has emerged from the third planet orbiting this cursed star.
A race of hominids called Man.
Only two ancient orders know the extent of the danger posed by the antediluvian horror within our solar system.
One seeks to possess and control it, the other endeavors to destroy it.
In the midst of the struggle between the pair of secret societies, one man's plot is driven by his insatiable desire for power as he moves to release an ancient alien evil that has lain dormant for over 500,000 years.
Will mankind succumb to this alien evil, or will it discover it quickly enough to stop The Stygian Conspiracy?

The Stygian Conspiracy (Nexus Arcana)

Posted on May 31, 2012 9:57:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2012 10:00:00 PM PDT
author: Andrew Silverman, M.A. in English Literature, 1995; teacher at Brooklyn Tech from 1990 to present.
genre: fantasy, metaphysical fiction, new age spiritualism, and most important ARTHURIAN ROMANCE!
description: best bet is to follow the link: The Cynningwydd: The King of the Wood. However, in a nutshell, King Arthur was always destined to return to save England in its time of need. Well, a Goddess who has been known as Artemis in Greece and Diana in Rome, now has become The Lady of the Lake. As a nature goddess, she does not want the Dark Ages to ever end--lest her lovely earthly paradise be polluted or destroyed by man. But how can Arthur, a mere mortal, stop a goddess, particularly one who has destroyed him before? This is a SERIOUS extension of the Arthur legends. Oh, and the price? FREE on SAT & SUN 6/2 & 6/3: Regularly $3.99

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 11:44:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2012 11:51:30 PM PDT
Did my suggestion get disregarded in this post? The point was to draw attention to the authors, not just the books... :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 11:45:37 PM PDT
Nice... Thanks for posting...

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 11:46:27 PM PDT
This sounds great... I'll have to look it up! :)

Posted on May 31, 2012 11:47:14 PM PDT
Author: J.D. Hallowell
Genre: Heroic Fantasy
Dragon Fate is a heroic fantasy adventure in the classic tradition of the genre. Delno Okonan is a young former soldier eager to put the swords and strife of war behind him, when a chance encounter leaves him inextricably entwined in a tangled web of dragons, magic, and intrigue, as he struggles to find his place among dragons and men, and stave off a plot by renegade dragon riders that threatens all he now holds dear. Teens and adult readers alike will find themselves hanging on every twist and turn.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 11:48:40 PM PDT
You gotta love king kids (and me...) we're obsessed with the Merlin series over in the uk... Great idea's! Thanks for posting! :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 11:49:42 PM PDT
Ooo mention dragons and that's it! Love the concept... I'll have a look when I get the chance. :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 11:57:29 PM PDT
Thanks! I hope you like what you see.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 12:01:14 AM PDT
Kodai Okuda says:
Please don't buy until tomorrow (June 1st 2012) as the price has been dropped by the publisher to $3.25 (I bugged Yesod until they did).

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 12:20:52 AM PDT
Frank Mundo says:
Author: me
Genre: general/literary fiction
Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy and Other Stories is a 1.99 collection of 12 interconnected short stories and the first chapter of my novel-in-verse The Brubury Tales as bonus material. There are 28 very descriptive reviews of these books in the US and the UK if you want to check them out and download the sample.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 6:16:45 AM PDT
Interesting Frank... A four eyes fairy sounds ominous... Lol :)

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 10:48:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2012 8:56:15 AM PDT
Hi! Thanks for the opportunity to post, and thanks readers for using your valuable time to read about my books.

The genre to all my books is Christian Fiction

THE CURSE - If you know someone who suffers from depression, this novel, hopefully, will help you better understand their mental turmoil and the importance of being kind to everyone.

In this approximately 72,500 word novel, sixteen-year-old Karla Stevens struggles with depression, first love, and Christian faith. She has always detested prejudice in others, but discovers a family secret that teaches her that she is also prejudiced. If you like realistic fiction, you should enjoy this story with its 1963 southern setting. Kindle price $4.99.

HANNAH'S QUEST FOR LOVE - "Why doesn't Papa love me?" is the question that screams from Hannah's soul.

Hannah, a Jewish maiden, wants one thing in life, her father's love. She has one hope. If God chooses her to be the virgin to bring forth his son, she's sure her papa will love her. This book paints a picture of life in ancient Israel when God, who had not communicated with His chosen people for over 400 years, sends John the Baptist and Jesus to reach out to the Israelite people. Enjoy this time in history through Hannah's eyes. On Kindle this approximately 67,500 word count novel is $3.99.


TIME IS TICKING - Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6.

If you want to instill character building traits in children, I think these fables will help. When writing fables, bunnies can be handicapped and sad, but learn perseverance. Squirrels can stop being miserable after exercising courage. Beavers can have a hard time using good judgment, and monkeys can tell so many lies, they can endanger their families. The other stories that teach character building are about kindness, respect, responsibility, self-discipline, and working together. Time is ticking because if children fail to learn good character traits early in life, when young thy may walk on your toes; when older they may walk on your heart. My daughter Gina Langston, who has a masters degree in early childhood eduction, helped me with these short stories. Kindle price $ 2.99.

HEAVEN-BOUND OR HELL-BOUND? (THE ZON TWINS) - Don't let the title fool you. There's humor in these nine short stories even though they are about the vital truth that Christ within us is salvation.

As we know, rivalry between peers often runs deep, especially between twins. The rivalry between nine-year-old twins Rosie and Josie Zon intensifies after Rosie accepts Jesus Christ as Savior. The bickering between the twins will delight young readers and at the same time introduce them to the concept that Jesus Christ is the way to heaven. Though written for juvenile readers, adults in my church are saying they could hardly wait to get to the end of these short stories to see if Josie ever became a Christian. The short stories average about 1550 words each. Kindle price $2.99.

DEVOTIONS FOR LITTLE ONES, devotions you will read over and over while cuddling your baby in your lap. Illustrator is Frances A. Wainwright.


The creation story done in pen and ink and water colors with rhyming verses is based on the Bible. The first drawing with the verse is the illustrators imagination of each creation day. The second illustration to each days creation shows little ones relating to God's day of creation. We start and end each of the four books in the series the same way since repetition is important to little ones. It is our sincere belief that the four books in this series will give your little ones a head start to knowing the God of the Universe, our Heavenly Father. Kindle price $2.99


This story done in pen and ink and water colors with rhyming verses in the LITTLE ONES AND GOD series is about God's ways. Using scriptures, we introduce God's characteristics in illustrations that will teach your child that God is kind, good, holy, mysterious, all-powerful, just, wise, ever-present, worthy, truth, eternal, and love. Just imagine how it will benefit your "lap baby" to start learning these fundamental truths now. Frances and I hope they grow up and fall in love with God as we have. Kindle price $2.99.


Think about how much easier raising a little one through those difficult teenage years would be for you and them if they learn to obey the Ten Commandments while very young. Writing the ten commandment about adultery was quite a challenge, but I think you will be pleased at the way we handled that commandment. Enjoy the illustrations, rhyming verses, and scripture that tell about the rules God gave to Moses to help man have a happier life on this earth. Kindle price $2.99.


As parents, we know the greatest gift God gave was His only begotten son to die on the cross for our sins. Using pen and ink and water color, Frances illustrated my rhyming verses about God's other gifts of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, wisdom, time, strength, and life. Our hope is the LITTLE ONES AND GOD series will make your little one grow up with the knowledge that he or she is loved by an awesome God. Kindle price $2.99.

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 11:56:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2012 11:58:33 AM PDT
Wow... You've got a lot to offer... Makes my measly one book look a bit pathetic! When I get the chance I'll check them out. Thanks for posting... Maybe you could give us a bit about you as an author... What is your favourite genre...etc...

Thanks for posting
Vanessa :)
All authors welcome!...

By the way Hybrid (The Evolution Series) is now $1.44 and has received 6 reviews in the uk... All looking good so far... Check out the sample or look inside to see if it's your thing.
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