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Posted on Jul 28, 2012 11:16:37 PM PDT
The Naked Room Twenty one 5* reviews, Six 4* reviews.

Free today and tomorrow, 29th July.


When classical pianist, Ally Carpenter, goes missing after a night out with friends, the implications stretch far beyond her disappearance.

Veteran detective, Senior Sergeant Susan Prescott believes that sexual predators may have abducted Ally. However, after two women with connections to the Carpenters are murdered, she realises there may be more to the crime than at first thought.

While Prescott puts all her efforts into solving the crime, those close to Ally battle their own turmoil. Friendships become strained and secrets come to light, as Ally's terrified mother, Eloise, is forced to confront the lie she has perpetuated over 26 years.

Cellist, Briece Mochrie - determined to discover what has happened to the girl he loves - is swept into a dangerous undertow of murder and revenge.

The kidnappers have their own agenda; Ally's life is on the line.


Aussie crime and spelling!

Posted on Jul 29, 2012 4:35:59 AM PDT
Barca_10 says:
Three thrillers from British author R J Dillon:

The Oktober Projekt

The first in the CO8 series:

For Nick Torr, a senior officer in the Secret Intelligence Service's (SIS) Covert Directorate CO8, Operation Salvage was intended to be nothing more than a mundane collection from an SIS agent in Moscow. Betrayed, captured, beaten and tortured, Torr's nightmare has only just begun as Moscow attempts to protect its Oktober Projekt, raising the stakes of espionage to terrifying new heights.

"One of the best thrillers i have read in a while. action and intrigue from page one and well worth a read". (Amazon UK Review)

"...My first discovery was exceptionally professional writing, and a hook that compelled me to push the button and buy the book... crisp dialogue, the distinct characterizations ...overall, I rate this book better than a four and not quite a full fledged five. I will buy other books by this author". (Amazon.com review)

The Fanatic

Britain it seems, has more enemies than friends...

When a radical group of extremists launch a terror campaign on the streets of Britain, a frantic hunt begins to find those responsible. But what seems a simple case of terrorism quickly reveals other, more sinister forces at work. As Nick Torr follows a dangerous trail that stretches from the hostile streets of Cairo to Paris, London, Kenya, Somalia and finally Washington, it becomes clear that this is no straightforward dirty war.

***NEW****Hunted and the Damned

A British spy's disappearance in Berlin at the height of the Cold War has never been fully explained. When a retired British Secret Intelligence Service officer is brutally murdered in Berlin, the two events are dismissed as unconnected, simply a coincidence.

All three books are available as paperbacks.

"Having read all three of R.J.Dillon's books in cronological order I must write my first ever book review(s).
They were all well written, in a style reminicient of John Le Carre and Len Dieghton.
I believe Mr Dillon writes from a position of knowledge about our governements more secretive security departments.
The booke were thoroughly entertaining, and I felt robbed every time I have had to put down my Kindle for more mundane chore
This is a sign of a very good book to me.
I hope the Mr Dillon can soon follow these superb thrillers with much more, and very soon.
I cannot reccomend them enough". (Amazon 5 star review)

Check out the book trailers at http://rjdillon.com

Enjoy reading.

R J Dillon

Posted on Jul 29, 2012 4:52:58 AM PDT
Jade Kerrion says:
Multiple award-winning contemporary science fiction novel: Perfection Unleashed (Double Helix)

"A breakout piece of science fiction." - RPLA Judge
"The excitement escalates and stays high. The social commentary is subtle and sublime." - Bobbie Christmas, Zebra Communications
"Intelligently written with layers and layers of plot." - Dawn Noelle, Open Book Society
"This book has some extraordinary human interactions and sensations, all very intense and powerful." - Amazon reviewer

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 2:26:22 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 31, 2012 5:48:36 AM PDT
Greetings! My name is Reginald Dipwipple, Secret Agent Extraordinaire. As long as we're being shameless about it, I cordially invite you to consider my own funny, fictional memoirs, Tongue-Tied With Stomach Knots (An Enlightened Comedy). It is available on Amazon.com and, on August 1, all day long, it will be available for download for FREE. Of course, if you have a Kindle, you can always borrow it for FREE. A great price and an even greater read. Better than Wikileaks.

Here is an excerpt from the Amazon.com description: "In a world wherein so much appears to be bizarre, insane, and beyond rational explanation, Secret Agent Reginald Dipwipple knows the insider truth: the world is incredibly incompetent. This is the world he operates in, fighting the good fight against terrorists just trying to make a living through mass intimidation. It is a world wherein words are weapons when they contain too many syllables. A world wherein computers have personality, geeks are cosmopolitan, and blondes are smart enough to deceive. A world of acronyms utterly indecipherable to the uninitiated: HUMINT, MASINT, GUTTER, USSR. A world where crises cause comedy."

The rest of the description is even better, along with a Kirkus Review and reviews from Amazon.com bloggers. The webpage: Tongue-Tied With Stomach Knots (An Enlightened Comedy) (The Dipwipple Chronicles Book 1)

My own blog page is www.SecretComedy.com

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 7:10:24 AM PDT
On offer FREE today and tomorrow... Blind School (Mystery, fantasy thriller (Urban fantasy, YA))

None can see like the Blind...

Ryan Lorimar and Jessica Werner have a special gift: they can see `fallen angel' apparitions within other people. But as the fallen angels in turn know that they've been `viewed', it's a gift that will get him killed. They need protection. They need to enter `Blind School'.

Their only hope is Ellis Kendell and his team of agents. Day in, day out, Kendell's team trawl through street-cam images from across the nation to pick up that tell-tale eye light-refraction of `viewers'. Can Kendell's team get to the viewers before the fallen angels and get them to safety in `Blind School'? But there's also an added agenda: Kendell's department want the `viewers' help in tracking down more `fallen angels'.

Yet is Kendell deluding himself? Setting this small group of teens against a legion fifty-times their number of the most cunning and vicious murderers and criminal masterminds the nation has to offer - is he simply throwing them to the wolves? Fated to watch them one-by-one die. The odds are against them.


Blind School reviews:
'An adrenalin-rush, one day read. If you've ever wondered what might make mass-murderers and megalomaniacs tick, now you know. Never has the ongoing fight between good and evil been so much fun, or so frighteningly real.'
- Wendy Mellor, Simply Scripts.

`Harry Potter with attitude. Plumbs into the teen readership that has made Harry Potter and Twilight so popular, but with a wry slant that would also make it appeal to adults. Has `kidult' written all over it.'
- Tom McIntyre, Xanadu Productions.

John Matthews reviews:
`Matthews maintains the suspense... an engrossing odyssey into the seamy side of a world that is so near, yet sometimes seems so far. Compulsive reading.'
- The Times

'One of the most compelling novels I've read... an ambitious and big novel which will keep you enthralled to its last page.'
- Cork Examiner

'A classy, well-written and unusual thriller.'
- Yorkshire Post

'Matthews delivers one of the best debut thrillers in years, brave, ambitious and remorselessly entertaining. Past Imperfect is a stormer.'
- Dublin Evening Herald

'Move over Grisham, your reign is over! Reminiscent of vintage Grisham, but Matthews has his own distinctive style. Strong, believable characters and a plot that grips from page one and won't let go, twisting and turning its way towards a nail-biting climax - they don't come much better than this. One of the best and most memorable thrillers I've read in years. A winner all the way.'
- Bob Burke. Mystery Readers International.

Distinctively written... all the forceful energy of the best thrillers.
- Kirkus UK.

`A clever premise for an epic page-turner written with wit, compassion (and) highly evolved characters.
- Daily Telegraph.

`... A chilling and thrilling novel, one in which real people start to wonder if they are insane, and have to come to terms with a terrifying reality that threatens their own life. Mesmerising.
- Books Monthly

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 7:19:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2012 7:19:50 AM PDT
Mel Comley says:
Cruel Justice (Justice series (Book one)) only $0.99

The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered
decomposing in Chelling Forest. Then a second victim is found. Detective
Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned the case.
Before they can discover the identity of the killer they must make a connection
between the two victims.

After a third murder, Lorne receives a grisly surprise. Clearly, a vicious
serial killer is on a rampage...and Lorne has become the killer's fixation.

Lorne can't allow her failing marriage or her new boss--a man with whom she
shares a sensuous secret--keep her from focusing on her job. She must catch the
macabre murderer, or risk becoming the next victim.

Approx 88,000 words

This is the first in the Justice series, Impeding Justice (Justice series (Book Two)), Final Justice (Justice series (Book Three)) and Foul Justice (Justice Series (Book four)) are also available on Kindle.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 10:05:48 AM PDT
Story Time

over 54-4 and 5 star reviews!

She has drawn from the many scientific and geological projection and fears published by noted individuals about the future of the northwest - earthquake in Seattle, eruption of Mt. Rainer (Remember Mt St. Helens?), Yellowstone Park area along with demonstrated human nature to describe a frightening but possible disaster scenario. One only has to observe the local terrain and land forms, still smoking volcanoes, past lava flows and fault lines to realize similar disasters occurred in the past and remain a likely future possibility. The only real question is not "if" but "when"! When the even occures I hope the aliens will be there to rescue. I recommend reading the book, but you can expect to loose some sleep as you lay awake pondering the questions of what if and when. Scary thoughts!

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 11:14:01 AM PDT
Cliff Ball says:
Out of Time: A time travel novel

3 reviews 4.7 stars and only $.99

A scientist figures out that time is fluid; past, present, and future all exist at the same time. His job is to figure out if time can be changed.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 11:21:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2012 11:22:51 AM PDT
Alan Jones says:
The fresh tracks in the melting snow drift stopped us cold. They told us that we were pushing a pair of mountain lions up the ridge. They undoubtedly knew we were there and were staying just ahead of us, but out of sight.
It all started one beautiful warm spring day when a friend and I decided the day was simply too nice to spend inside a high school classroom. We decided to ditch school and climb Mount Baldy instead! Mount Baldy is the prominent peak in the Bridger Range which extends north from the outskirts of Bozeman, Montana. The sun was on the downhill side of the sky when we saw the tracks and after an extremely short discussion we used that as an excuse to start back down the mountain. Although we never saw them we knew that those lions followed us all the way down until we reached civilization. We could feel them! Telepathy! Don't believe it? How about a crowded room and you feel someone staring at you?

Read about more close encounters in Frontier Challenge Four 5* reviews

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 12:50:39 PM PDT
Seb Kirby says:

Double Bind is a great holiday read if you're looking for a challenging and entertaining mystery.

'This is a book that hooks you early on and as the plot unfolds, it's hard to stop reading. An excellent story and really well told.'

Why not check it out to see what the buzz around this psychological thriller is all about.

Best wishes


Posted on Jul 31, 2012 1:00:53 PM PDT
William L.K. says:
Cravings 99 Cents!

"From the Author of The Voice and 'The Stritonoly Chronicles' The Eye of the Storm (The Stritonoly Chronicles), this lusty tale of betrayal shines in the darkness"

"When Elise passionately reunites with Liam, her "maker," after an absence of 30 years, she finds that his plans for them have changed. He is no longer willing to make her his life partner.
William L.K. spins a spellbinding nugget of a tale, full of passion, drama, and unexpected twists. Pour yourself a glass of wine, put your feet up, and immerse yourself in this short 8,500 word story. I can't help but hope that the author considers turning this into a full novel."

"There was a terrific old-world feel to this story that brought to mind the classic Dracula, but the ending of Cravings took me by surprise. If I have any complaint, it's that the story left me wanting more. Bravo, William L.K."


Posted on Jul 31, 2012 2:48:50 PM PDT
The Bub says:
Far Cry From The Turquoise Room

"Beautifully written and unputdownable. Kate Rigby inhabits her characters deftly changing from a fragile young girl to a heartbroken father without losing any authenticity. The plot is compelling and explores the timeless issues of class in the UK. Her gentle pop culture references subtly place a UK reader in a recognisable early 2000s context." - www.bookstackreviews.com

Also available in paperback!

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 3:11:50 PM PDT
America's Unknown Wars - history should have been this interesting at school! Five little known or remembered American wars, and the consequences of each. From colonial New England to the Spanish-American War, follow this fascinating story of our history ... the battlefield commemoration in western Massachusetts in front of a house that marks our earliest battlefield ... the early mistakes of George Washington that nearly destroyed his career before it even got underway ... how Texas became a state ... the war that shaped both Canada and the United States ... and the war that made imperialism a presidential issue.

Free to borrow on Kindle Prime, if you haven't made your monthly selection.

Here's a new review:

"Does anyone remember King Phillip's War? And does anyone know that King Phillip was an Indian? Sadly, it's not taught in US History any more. He also goes into more detail about the War of 1812 - most people only know that The Star Spangled Banner was written during that war - if they know that much. This is a pretty easy read as history goes, and handily broken into chapters so you can read about one war, and then save the book until later to read about the next. If you have a high school student, I would recommend making him or her read it at least once, so as to be a little better educated about our country. (Both my 11th and 8th graders will be reading it this summer, ahead of their US History courses in school this year)."

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 6:46:02 PM PDT
Ian Fraser says:
The Depths of Deception (16 five-star reviews)

"Intelligent, compelling." "Hauntingly beautiful." "An adventure tale on the order of LeCarre's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold..."

America has disappeared some years ago. A neo-fascist Party has come to power in the UK. China is on the rise. A submarine hurtles through the cold dark waters of the Atlantic en route to an unknown destination. Only the ship's doctor knows its true mission, but he is not who he appears to be.

A sweeping tale moving from the violent heart of Apartheid South Africa, to the ruins of the United Kingdom, and down to the edge of the world in the frozen Antarctic landscape, The Depths of Deception is a tale of revenge, served as a shatteringly cold dish.


Posted on Jul 31, 2012 7:12:52 PM PDT
4.9 Stars - Currently $.99 through 8/3/12

Bet you can't... FIND ME (Catherine Mans' Suspense )

Nine bodies, one prime suspect, psychic consultant Catherine Mans.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 7:18:29 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 31, 2012 7:30:54 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 31, 2012 8:25:08 PM PDT
John Everson says:
My 6th erotic horror novel, NIGHTWHERE, has now been out for a few weeks, and it has garnered five 5-star reviews and four 4-star reviews. This one has gotten the highest "out-of-the-box" ratings of any of my novels. And I think the most recent reader review (from a complete stranger, BTW) summed it up really well. I love it that this was her first horror novel... and she didn't even really classify it that way. Here's what she wrote:

Have you ever read the last page of a book then turn the page and realize that there's nothing else so you go back and re-read the last page again thinking maybe something else will materialize after you turn the page AGAIN? Well, um, me either, I totally wouldn't do something crazy like that. Okay, fine, I did.

This book was my first "horror" book. I had no idea what to expect. I mean, I had envisioned Nightmare on Elm Street kind of horror. But what I got was suspense, mystery, erotica, maybe a bit of fantasy or Sci-fi. I'm not sure, but it all rolled up into a wicked page turner. I hated putting this book down. *shakes fist at family obligations* Of course there was gore, and blood, but it wasn't over the top. I didn't feel icky when it came along. It was almost matter-of-fact, but not, because it was kind of a big player in the book.

The characters were all fascinating. They all had a little bit of character development enough that you got them, figured them out and either hated them or REALLY disliked them. There wasn't really a person you rooted for. You just wanted to know what happened next with each character.

After finishing this book I was left with the "wow" feeling,followed closely by the.."omg, what happens next" feeling. I really hate that feeling. Please let there be a sequel.

I hope many more readers will have the same reaction to NIGHTWHERE as she did! Please download a sample and see what you think!

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 10:10:03 PM PDT
Story Time

over 54- 4 and 5 star reviews!
This review is from: The Hunt (Kindle Edition)
This book puts an entirely new spin on the relationship between vampires and humanity. The author does a great job with the evolution of vampires to create a new breed that I have never heard before, and I have read a lot of vampire books. I would recommend this book, but note that this book requires a reader's full attention so details are not missed.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 3:24:47 AM PDT
Free today, Wednesday, 01. August

HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries)

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 10:02:57 AM PDT
MaxwellBlack says:
The Screen Conspiracy $2.99

17h Week in UK Amazon Top 100 Legal Thrillers

View trailer on my Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maxwell-Black/e/B0034ODIH6/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 or alternatively on youtube @: http://youtu.be/DQSnmwE9S6k

Latest 5 Star Review:By French Bookworm

This is a very fast paced book. Even if you do not know anything about computers, even if you do not believe in conspiracy theories, this is an excellent action book. I feel it could be real.....there is always more than meet the eyes and the unbelievable becomes believable. you have it all.
What makes this book so good, is the insight the author has of people. You really feel the characters. And until the end, you do not know who will win, the 'goodies' or the 'baddies' and you have a twist in the conspiracy at the end.

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 4:50:08 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 5, 2012 1:01:16 PM PDT
Biker Babs says:
Entangled (A Fredrickson Winery Novel) $2.99
A Minneapolis attorney inherits a small California winery, reawakening memories that have lain dormant for twenty years. Secrets lie buried beneath Fredrickson Winery's innocent facade and Billie intends to get to the root. But disturbing the past lays bare the skeletons of others, including her mother's. Can she live with the consequences of full disclosure or will she run home where everyone is Minnesota nice?
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/RcVjSOJc4E0

Crushed (A Fredrickson Winery Novel) $3.99
Newly hired as chief winemaker, Margaret Parker's past collides headlong with the present when her son's deadbeat dad returns from Italy demanding custody just when she thinks she's falling for the new guy in town. Then her father is unexpectedly released from prison, and starts a little trouble of his own. All during the busiest time of the year--harvest. With murder in the mix, it's definitely going to be a red wine this year.

Posted on Aug 5, 2012 2:28:16 PM PDT
Ali Cooper says:
Likened to The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and Second Glance by Jodi Picoult

Do you believe you've lived before? Julia does. Since she was a child she's had dreams, memories and visions of what she believes are previous lives.

She doesn't pay much attention to these flashbacks until her grown-up son dies and, at the same time, she's suspended from her job as a doctor. With her present day life - including her marriage - falling apart around her, Julia turns to her past lives as an escape.

For the first time, she meets someone whom she recognises from a previous existence. She is drawn to get to know him. But while, in the past, he was her teenage sweetheart, in this life he's a murderer. Present and past entwine, culminating in a dramatic conclusion.

Set in Nottingham and Lyme Regis.

The Girl on the Swing

Also by this author,

Bloody Scared (writing as Melanie Dark).
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