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Posted on May 25, 2012 4:07:00 PM PDT
Story Time

5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable, May 9, 2012
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This review is from: Story Time (Kindle Edition)
This is a really interesting book. Yes it is dystopian if you need to categorise it, but it is equally historical as ultimately it is is the history of the last days of earth, but told by focusing on what happened to the people in one US location. I'm not going to give the plot away, but it is obvious from the beginning that some survived to tell the tale.

What really worked for me was the sense of detachment achieved by the mix of chronicle, reportage and direct personal recollections. This is also what lifts it from the mass of standard fiction and makes it more thought provoking and worked out than most of the current apocalyptic/ post-apocalyptic mass market books such as Hunger Games etc.

The choices, behaviours and actions of the humans are observed, noted, recorded and analysed. Not necessarily to judge, but more to figure out why people do what they do in given situations. The chroniclers themselves are not all completely detached, some react very emotionally to what they observe, but they do the job regardless.

The way religion is used is also clever, counterbalancing blind belief with prophetic quotations and day to day actions, in effect showing the many faces and letting the actions speak for themselves.

I love books that leave you thinking about the story for days afterwards and this one certainly did that for me.

I hope there might be a sequel to this as it would be interesting to hear what happened in other countries or how the future progresses.

Posted on May 25, 2012 7:50:32 PM PDT
WINNER:
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Silver Award for "Best New Voice - Fiction"

OMAR: A Novel (A Cary Parker Thriller - For fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Jack Higgins and Wilbur Smith). Download it Today!

- A Ravaged RMS Titanic at rest in the North Atlantic
- Mercenary Treasure Seekers
- A Complex Web of International Intrigue

5 stars (Most Recent Review)
"....I was captivated from the very first page, so much so that I neglected chores, cleaning and even cooking!! Mr. Thompson is a gifted storyteller! The dialogues were stimulating and thought provoking... it definitely kept my interest and enjoyment throughout ... a quick read! I must say that this is THE BEST BOOK I have read this year and well worth your time. I highly recommend it!"
April 2, 2012 By ZIZI - Canada ( OMAR: A Novel - Kindle Edition)

5-Stars (From the Hardbound Edition)
"Craig Thompson's Omar is... a shocking, action-packed, highly recommended page-turner filled with suspense and plot twists to the end."
Jim Cox, Editor,
Midwest Book Review

Brief Synopsis:
In 1995, the CIA and FBI jointly discovered secret plans to recover a trove of priceless treasure from deep below the North Atlantic Ice Barrier, aboard the RMS Titanic. An ultra-zealous terrorist organization competed against a group of divers, hired by a billionaire oilman, which set off a complex web of international intrigue and suspense. Dr. Cary Parker, Woods Hole oceanographer, archaeologist, and maritime law specialist at the Smithsonian Institute, was recruited by CIA's Colonel Bramson to beat both diving teams to the ship's grave site. And a wave of worldwide terrorism was set into motion at 2077 fathoms, as a rare, priceless book and unrecovered treasure became the primary focus of a triadic search. Parker, challenged the terrorists on his own turf, and what followed was an adventure of legendary proportions.

Check out the Editorial Reviews for OMAR: A Novel. Then, Download it Today!

Appreciate your consideration,
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Posted on May 25, 2012 8:07:17 PM PDT
Sheila says:
I've just published Summer Tea (Seventh Book in the Tea Series) the next book in the Tea Series. =)

The characters in The Tea Series are people you'd like to know and part of a family that welcomes you with open arms. More than 95,000 copies of the books in this series have been sold. You will find that each book in the series is a fast and fun read. Each installment of the series is a hybrid of the traditional novel and the serial novel (each is a full-length novel, leads directly into the next installment and the books should be read in order .) Each book is just 99 cents.

Hot Tea (First book in The Tea Series)Cara O'Flynn finds herself in an unusual position. She's quit her job and can afford to take a few weeks to find a new career. The problem - Cara didn't plan for three careers in as many days, nor did she anticipate the new guys that dropped in her lap. And then there's her sister Teagan, while always helpful and funny, she can be a bit annoying at times.

Sweet Tea (Second book in The Tea Series)- Cara and Teagan are dealing with wishes come true. The good news is that each of them has found the man of her dreams, unfortunately this is not news easily broken to their traditional mother. Further complicating their lives, they find themselves in the middle of a serial murder investigation; worse still, Cara may have come to the attention of the murderer.

Iced Tea (Third Book in the Tea Series) - Cara and Teagan are dealing with wishes gone awry. The serial murderer, if there is one, is still out there. The new guys are supportive, as is the family, but there is a limit to how involved Cara and Teagan want the people they love most to be. Life has been spinning out of control for some time and now it's up to Cara and Teagan to put it to rights.

Green Tea (Fourth Book in the Tea Series) finds Cara and Teagan more determined than ever, but determination without focus doesn't get you very far. There's a wedding just days away. A time to celebrate and enjoy family and tradition, but Cara keeps her distance as situations outside of her control threaten her in ways she is just beginning to recognize.

Peppermint Tea (Fifth Book in the Tea Series) - With complications swirling around Cara and Teagan, a cruise to Alaska might be just the opportunity they were looking for to calm things down and reconnect. They didn't count on things changing so much while they were gone. One bad guy out of jail, another unaccounted for. Cara has always counted on Teagan to walk with her through the good and bad parts of life, but even that seems to be changing...

Tea to Go (Sixth Book in the Tea Series) - Things are changing and Cara is reminded that not all change is good. Domestic violence has never been a factor in the O'Flynn family. Until now. With Teagan away and one complication after the next raining down on Cara, the importance of family has never been more clear.

Summer Tea (Seventh Book in the Tea Series) - One of life's biggest lessons is perspective. Your perspective can change in a heartbeat. Cara is learning that life lesson the hard way.

Please note: All books in The Tea Series have been professionally edited and formatted.

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The First Four - The Tea Series - All four books, in order, at a discounted price of just $3.59.

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Consequences (Lessons, The Series) On sale for just $2.99 - Nora McCarthy joyfully lost herself in two things -her kids and her husband. Her kids included a hodgepodge of young people that found their way to her when they needed more than anyone else was willing to provide.

Jennifer was a child needing help. Help only Nora was willing to provide. For more than a decade Jennifer bounced between her biological family and Nora

For the second time in as many weeks Nora is surrounded by cops. Nora has done all the right things for all the right reasons and it might just cost her everything.

Thanks!

Sheila

Posted on May 26, 2012 5:47:22 AM PDT
booklover says:
I have just released a new novel HER HONOR'S BODYGUARD
HER HONOR'S BODYGUARD
Do first loves ever really die? While reunions can take many forms, there is always one question that has to be answered sooner or later-what happened?

Vance had always been extremely proud of Noella, and just because his life had been ruined, he saw no reason why she had to have the same faith. When his dad died, leaving him and his mother penniless, he dropped out of law school and ended his relationship with Noella, but in doing so, he stopped a scandal that could have ruined her family. These secrets he would never let her know. Ironically, years later, he would have never guessed she would be instrumental in ruining his career with the Tampa police force.

After Noella finished law school and started pursuing her goal of working up the ranks in judgeships, she never considered inviting another guy into her life. As such, when someone attempts to threaten her into vacating her seat on the bench, and by force if necessary, she knows of no one else she really trust as much as Vance, who now has a successful bodyguard and private detective business.

She knows that Vance might hate her for her part in having him dismissed from the police force, but what he will never know is that she actually saved him from going to prison. Additionally, she now thinks he was framed, and perhaps by the same people who are threatening her. She had to talk him into taking her on as a client . . . but would he agree to her request?

As the number of attacks on her life increases, Vance soon has no choice but to offer her his protection, and in spite of everything, when they see each other again their old attraction for each other returns. She wants the truth. He wants the truth. However, making the ultimate sacrifice is not always easy to understand, whether given or received. Ultimately . . . could they now trust each other with these secrets? While their lives depend on discovering the truth to their past, these truths are locked in deep secrets that could also destroy them.

Johnny Ray
www.sirjohn.us

Posted on May 26, 2012 6:35:36 AM PDT
David Manuel says:
Killer Protocols (Richard Paladin Series) is still available to borrow as a free download for Kindle owners with Amazon Prime. Get it now and meet America's newest fictional government assassin, Richard Paladin.

Posted on May 26, 2012 7:39:32 AM PDT
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Posted on May 26, 2012 7:49:18 AM PDT
T.E.Avery says:
Actor and aviator Reginald St. John believes he killed his fiancee in a plane crash, until he discovers evidence that the accident was murder.
Murder By Plane

Posted on May 26, 2012 9:07:47 AM PDT
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Posted on May 26, 2012 11:26:41 AM PDT
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Posted on May 26, 2012 6:45:29 PM PDT
try my novel out it is a coming of age novel entitled the mercenary birth of a hero

In Edge City there are four types of people: the criminals, the civilians, the police and, finally, the Mercenaries who are the true defense of the city. To escape poverty, young Tobias Ravencroft wants to become a mercenary. That is, until he meets Nikita Malloy, a femme fatale who seems to be hiding something. Why does she seem so interested in Tobias? Discovering he has strange new powers, he finally gets the chance to join the mercenary group called the Storming Tigers.

The Mercenary: Birth Of A Hero

Posted on May 28, 2012 12:24:09 PM PDT
IC Camilleri says:
Ben Blake, an eighteen year old British Intelligence agent brimming with gifts; intellectual genius, striking appearance, impeccable acting skills and a heightened sixth sense... gifts that all guarantee the success of his first undercover assignment. He effortlessly infiltrates university life in Cambridge and befriends Cathy, the daughter of billionaire Edward Carter, one of the most influential and politically secure titans of the time.
Samantha Black, known as the elusive and exquisitely petite Sam. She rises from the ashes and battles her dark legacy. Her cryptic past and deep secrets become firmly intertwined with Ben's investigations, shredding his carefully thought out plan to bits.
Jake Snell, the young rugged Earl of Yorkley, the enigma, the rogue full of vices....but possessing abundant resourcefulness, creativity and determination. He is Ben's only lifeline in this treacherous game.
The Blake Curse is all about heartrending choices, fast paced suspense and that faith in the thread of human goodness.
The Blake Curse

Posted on May 28, 2012 12:37:46 PM PDT
Neil Ostroff says:
Hi everyone. Hope you're all having a nice day. Thanks for the opportunity to promote my latest release. Appreciate it.

DROP OUT
The room was sparse and dimly lit with flickering strawberry-scented candles. Power was out. It had been nearly a decade since Nathan had stood inside someone's home; since that tragic day when he lost everything that ever mattered to him. Outside, a hurricane sounded like it was beating palm trees against the earth. Nathan didn't know the woman who'd rescued him from the throes of the deadly storm, but he would soon enough. Her name is Miriam and she is about to drastically change everything he ever thought about the meaning of life and what lies beyond. Nathan will discover that the strength of love can piece his shattered world back together and heal wounds that cut deep into his soul. But he never figured the perils he and Miriam were about to face by knowing the most horrible knowledge that one can know.

DROP OUT is a beautiful tapestry of life, love, and acceptance that is moving, romantic, and real.
Drop Out
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005FX0K7U

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Posted on May 29, 2012 7:35:48 AM PDT
Patchwork: Short Stories and Essays of the Appalachian Mountains

5 star reviewers say:
*Love her writing style and am anxiously awaiting her future books. The stories were short, well written and in some cases, left you wanting them to continue. That's the mark of a good story teller you always want the next installment.
*All I can say is wow! What a treasure trove of short stories and articles, well worth the $2.99 price. I don't know what I enjoyed the most: Annis's reminiscing about her childhood, the stories about the unique people she's known, or the wonderful way she brings to life the woods and smells of the North Carolina mountains which she obviously loves so deeply. Some of her short stories are horrifying, such as McCauley's Garden; some are funny; all are absorbing.

This is 60,000+ word collection of 17 short stories and 15 articles/essays, many of which were published in regional magazines over a period of several years. Many have to do with growing up in the mountains of North Carolina and others are the result of an irrepressible penchant for turning little slices of life into stories.

Annis Ward Jackson

Patchwork: Short Stories and Essays of the Appalachian Mountains
Only on Kindle $2.99

Posted on May 29, 2012 7:56:44 AM PDT
The Daily Express chronicles continue with The Scorpion, a sequel to DEADLINE. Bringing you more news, murder, action and romance - even more terrorists.
The Scorpion is a terrorist. A nameless, faceless killer leading a team that plans to attack North America bringing death and destruction in a daring plan called Operation Saladin.
Reporter Katie Cannon and Daily Express Publisher Andrew Chase are planning their wedding, but their happy day may bring more than they expect.
This fast-paced, page-turning thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat!
$3.99 Kindle and $8.63 paperback.

Posted on May 29, 2012 8:57:05 AM PDT
Splinker says:
Take a peek inside my shorts and let me know if you find anything worth looking at.

Inside My Shorts: 30 Quickies

Posted on May 29, 2012 11:01:32 AM PDT
Gaspar The Thief

This is a new humorous fantasy adventure by British author, David A. Lindsay.

Follow the adventures of Gaspar, a freelance thief who stubbornly refuses to join the Thieves' Guild. Finding himself entangled in a series of mishaps and misfortunes mostly of his own making, and facing looming retribution from every quarter, he finally departs his native city.

Aided by Hubris, a seller of spells who similarly declines to pay his dues to Wizards' Hall, and Marna, a feisty thiefess with a quick tongue and a quicker temper, Gaspar hopes to lie low for a while, but events continue to go awry, leading from one catastrophe to the next in quick succession.

Brigands, sells-swords, goblin warlords, scheming mages and even a tricksy wight all seem to have it in for him as he travels across the world of Lindor, blundering from one calamity to the next, and yet somehow always surviving to tell the tale.

Told with humour, this is an exciting romp based in a fantasy world where anything can, and does, happen!

Posted on May 29, 2012 8:56:22 PM PDT
Bella Marie says:
The Complete Series Book 1-4 (Jennifer's New Erotic Adventures) $2.99
If you like explicit adult erotica stories, you might enjoy reading Jennifer's New Erotic Adventures Series. Follow Jennifer on her adventure taking her from a shy woman that had nothing but boring, lights off types of sexual experiences until her friend Jamie introduces her to a very sexy Italian man, Tony.

Tony introduces her to his friend Rob where she experiences the unimaginable for her, until her surprise intensifies when her friend Jamie joins them at Tony's lake house for a weekend of what only dreams are made of, or so she thinks. This is a quick read, explicit adult erotica story.

Time Well Spent $2.99
Here is a sample of one of the "G" rated stories that is available as a free download on Amazon Kindle....

The New Beach House
It's a beautiful evening, perfect for a drive. He has worked really hard to make tonight special for them. He is a contractor, designs and frames houses to give his customers their dream home. The home that he has been working on for the last several months is his dream home that he wants to share tonight with someone who will appreciate it as much as he does. Tonight is going to be very special; he is going to ask her to spend the rest of their lives together in the new home.

Happy Reading!
Bella Marie

Warning: Adult Explicit Sexual Content

Posted on May 30, 2012 1:32:04 PM PDT
Neil Ostroff says:
They are here! They are hidden among us! They will stop at nothing to destroy us!

SILENT INVASION
Thirteen-year-old Tim Madison's life turns upside down when a strange visitor takes him aboard a magnificent spaceship to train for a future alien invasion. Returned home with new skills and this terrible knowledge, he confides in his two best friends about his experience. Now, they're in a race against time to prevent an all-out attack on Earth. Can they stop ruthless, spider-like creatures from constructing a massive extermination army deep inside our planet? Or will we all perish?
Silent Invasion (The Imagination Series - Book One 1)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006ZQTWPW

Posted on May 30, 2012 2:38:53 PM PDT
Biker Babs says:
Split Sense speculative suspense/thriller
Winner of The 2011 Grace Award!
Only 99¢ thru June 3rd!
Separated for sixteen years by a web of lies and conspiracy, gifted twins find their destinies irrevocably linked. A young boy grows up as the prize guinea pig for a powerful pharmaceutical company. They say he has a gift. He considers it a curse. He wishes to be free of the company and their mind games, but his father is caught up in the web of deceit and he can't bring the company down without destroying his family in the process. A young girl is sheltered in a small town with loving parents, oblivious to the fact that she is not their own. She also has a gift. The ability to heal with music. Together, the twins seek the truth, but someone is willing to commit murder to keep the project secret. For a boy who has been used his entire life, learning to trust isn't easy. Through his sister, he has a glimpse of a loving God whose plan of providence brings them together at just the right time.

Posted on May 30, 2012 3:53:12 PM PDT
buttonfly says:
I'm so happy to announce this brand new release for psychological thriller fans! Be one of the first to grab a copy!

A Good Wife
What is a good wife? Martha Landry has stayed at her husband's side through thick and thin, for better or worse, for over forty years. She's followed his lead and allowed him to direct the course of their life together, without question. She's a good wife.

When Bill is paralyzed in a hunting accident, he changes. As his behavior becomes more and more volatile, Martha finds that she is almost a prisoner in her beautiful rural home. Has Bill gone insane, or has the accident created a monster of the man she loves?

How far must she follow him down the path of violence and destruction before she's forced to decide if being a good wife is enough to save him?

Posted on May 30, 2012 4:20:04 PM PDT
Hi my name is Keshown Cassell and this is the official copy of my version of a psychological thriller. I love for you guys too check it out and tell me what you think. Time Out of Mind (Time Series) I wanted to bring out the dark, twisted thoughts that everybody thinks but that not many say. So be brutal, be honest, and enjoy!

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 3:11:02 PM PDT
Jesus: a hell of a secret (Thriller)

Hi everyone!
Just wanted to let you know that my novella, Jesus: a hell of a secret, is available in the kindle store for just $0.99. It is about Jesus and his "dark" little secret the Roman Church has been hiding for centuries. I hope you'll take time to check it out here Jesus: a hell of a secret (Thriller) where you can sample or purchase it. If you happen to like it, you may also take a look at Darkness, come on in... (Short stories).
Thank you for your time (at least you make me feel like I'm not invisible! :)
Bye from Italy

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 8:54:08 PM PDT
David Manuel says:
Richard Paladin, you kill me!

Killer Protocols (Richard Paladin Series)
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