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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 8:36:26 AM PDT
kb walker says:
Hi again, Ciel. We seem to be following each other on the promotion trail this afternoon. I'm sick of promotion, too. Good luck with your book.Once Removed

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 9:27:25 AM PDT
Ian Fraser says:
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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.

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Posted on Jun 9, 2012 9:29:29 AM PDT
otterific says:
Yellowstone Heart Song (Yellowstone Romance Series)
20 5star reviews.
In top 100 in time travel romance

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 11:31:50 AM PDT
SIRIUS says:
BENDING THE BOYNE: A novel of ancient Ireland

An ancient gold rush, and loyalty faces off against greed --

Myth and bang-on archaeology combine in this award-winning* fiction. See product page for excellent trade and reader reviews.
*Winner, historical fiction, Next Generation Awards 2011. Finalist, Foreword Book Of The Year Awards.

350 quality pages, print and via Kindle/apps/Nook.

Top 100 paid sales lists since February.
#5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > History > Europe > Ireland

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 11:35:58 AM PDT
JasonB says:
5 stars on all 9 of the reviews! The book is FREE today Running State

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 11:45:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 15, 2012 7:02:52 PM PDT
S. A. S. L. says:
NightFall (NightFall: Book One)
I have updated it and it's $7.99 not $8.99. I'm waiting for Kindle to make those changes.
This is my first full length vampire novel so I have one 5 star review from a reviewer from the Paranormal Romance Guild:
5***** Stars
Book: Nightfall
Author: Anastacia Kelley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Kindle
Rating: Adult
"Van Pirone is a twenty five year old living in the alleyways of Paris in 1700. He was orphaned at the age of thirteen and has been a beggar ever since. He is a kind person. He does not feel anger for his circumstances and feels the same sadness for all the others like him. So he begs for money to buy food, food that lately does nothing to fill him. He cannot understand what is wrong but he just feels a constant hunger. He keeps wondering if death would not be preferable to how he is living, if you can call it living.
One night Van is confronted by a man, a man who is huge and scary and could easily kill him. At that moment Van realizes that he does not want to die. The man's name is Saldivar and he invites Van home for food, wine a bath and fresh clothes. The offer is too good to refuse. After he is fed and clean Saldivar tells him why he came to help him. Saldivar is a vampire and offers Van eternity. No more starving, no more sleeping in alleyways. Van has a rare blood disease and if he does not accept the gift that Saldivar offers him he will be dead in a matter of months. Time is running out for Van. Is eternity a gift or a nightmare? Is Saldivar telling him the truth?
Saldivar has also had a very sad past. His family was all killed. He was captured by soldiers and put into a dungeon where he was repeatedly raped and beaten. He was visited by Zane and offered the same gift that Saldivar is offering Van. He accepted and now he wants to give Van the same chances he had.
There is so much kindness in Saldivar in spite of his being a vampire. Van realizes that even if he is transformed he would still be the same caring person. Reading about Van and Saldivar's lives was very emotional. The author did a wonderful job making you feel all the pain they endured.
The story takes us to the present time where Van and Saldivar meet Indea and Simone. The girls have come to Paris to visit Indea's family and are looking for the company of a Frenchman. What they find is way more than they expected. Unknown to them is that Van and Saldivar were expecting them. How could they know the girls were coming? Are they their life-mates?
Although this is a story full of love it is also filled with revenge and hatred. We meet Saldivar's maker, a vampire determined to see that Saldivar is destroyed. Zane not only wants Saldivar destroyed, but all those he loves, Indea, Simone and Van. Does Zane win? Is he strong enough to destroy them all? What did Saldivar do that make Zane hate him so? Do Indea and Simone love Van and Sadivar enough to go through transition?
I loved this book the author not only wrote a beautiful love story, but a great mystery as well. "I got everything I could want out of a paranormal romance book. I can't wait for the sequel. I was asked to write this review and given the book, but I have written down this author's name and will buy the next book if necessary."
Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Review Team
6/15/12--I got my first 5 star review from an Amazon reviewer. That makes 2!! I'm very excited!!

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 2:14:56 PM PDT
Story Time over 25 5 star reviews! Now only $2.99!

At first I thought this was going to be another "war of the worlds" type book where aliens attack Earth but this was very different. Although it is Science Fiction it is more about individual stories and the relationships between different groups of people. This book is written from the perspective of the survivors and the story teller of the title telling the story of the earth and the natural disasters that befall it. The various alien races are neither good nor bad but with one exception see the earth as nothing more than a source of materials to power their spaceships. I thought that this was a book that grabbed me from the first page and I could visualise the characters and the locations. Some of the characters were good and some bad but all were interesting. This is a standalone book however I would like to see another one written from the perspective of the Tatularians who claimed they were librarians but were obviously much more.
Well worth a read even if you do not usually read Science Fiction as there is much in it for everyone.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 2:28:18 PM PDT
Extinction Point by Paul Jones is up to #25 overall in the Free Kindle Store! Let's help him go even higher. I've been Tweeting and posting to spread the word: FREE today only.
I gave Extinction Point 5 Stars when I read it in April and now he uses part of my review in his book description:
[Think "Day of the Triffids" meets "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" meets "I am Legend" and you still won't have grasped the full scope of the apocalypse in Paul Jones' artfully crafted tale of extinction and survival.
~ David P. Forsyth - Author of the Voyage of the Dead series ~] Voyage of the Dead - Book One Sovereign Spirit Saga and Flotilla of the Dead (Sovereign Spirit Saga)

Grab Extinction Point for FREE today only and spread the word...

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 3:52:46 PM PDT
The Naked Room

20 5star reviews

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.

***

Australian crime, Australian spelling.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 7:24:12 PM PDT
Biker Babs says:
Winner for Speculative fiction in The 2011 Grace Awards!! Split Sense
See what the Judges said:

At the risk of sounding cliché, one awesome read! This speculative thriller is full of action, intrigue and a touch of science fiction. Ms. Brink draws the reader in almost immediately and the surprises keep coming, right up to the very end. If you're not a speculative fan already, you will be after reading SPLIT SENSE. It's well written on every level and deserves its place in the `Grace Awards' winner's circle.
~~~Judges: Tracy Krauss (Team Leader), April W. Gardner, Randy Streu


Split Sense suspense/thriller
A company's dark secret...

When a senator and pharmaceutical giant partner to experiment with a new drug on pregnant women, they tap into a world they never knew existed - the supernatural touching the natural - and it will cost the innocent more than they know.

Twins separated at birth through parallel forces of good and evil...

Zander Howard is born with special abilities. He tastes words, feels sounds, is bombarded by voices in his head. As Howard pharmaceutical's most gifted subject, his entire life is about pleasing the company - until he discovers he has a twin sister.

Emma, sheltered in a small town with living parents, has no idea of her true heritage. She heals with music and sees colors of grace and mercy fly from her fingers with every note.

Together, nothing will stop them from seeking the truth about their origins, but some are willing to try...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 12:57:16 PM PDT
Congratulations Craig on the awards : )

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 12:59:40 PM PDT
That's great Michael with all five star reviews!

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 1:16:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 12, 2012 1:27:08 PM PDT
Dave DiGrazie's just-released second novel, "See John Play" is FREE through Wednesday (Father's Day Promotion) as the #1 free Drama in the Kindle Store. "Everyone wants a piece of struggling golfer John Kaminski - his lucky lady, the old-school Cincinnati underworld, and Connie, the man-melting woman to whom he's married. His stunning triumph reaps sudden wealth, flying bullets, and death. Now the real game begins, as a strong woman with every reason to leave her undeserving husband instead risks her life for him."

"Von Lagerhaus," DiGrazie's first novel, has 7 5-star reviews. It's an "afterlife adventure" featuring two very different women who each, in their own way, became too careless to remain in this world and now start meeting strangers in the middle of an unfamiliar forest. Beth Kallman Werner, former director at Kirkus Reviews, said "Von Lagerhaus grabs your attention from the very first page... The underlying theme of personal exploration and what faith means, adds a layer of depth that is both unexpected and compelling."

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 9:40:59 PM PDT
Spring says:
"....Does Uk qualifty?"

It should.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 10:46:56 PM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Hi

'Compelling Read. Great Story'

That's how this reviewer describes Take No More - the Murder Mystery Thriller:

5.0 out of 5 stars

'Take No More is a well crafted thriller by Seb Kirby. You feel you are right there trying to make sense of the situation with Jim Blake, the main character. He's shocked by the murder of his wife yet having to deal with being suspected of being the perpetrator. The intricacies of the plot twists, the vibrancy of setting and the intriguing characters keep you going all the way to the last word. It's a compelling, clever tale and not to be missed. I enjoyed it it immensely.'

Best wishes

Seb

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 3:35:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 14, 2012 12:10:03 PM PDT
Elia says:
I have to give you a big congratulations! I've read NightFall (NightFall: Book One) and loved it!!
ETA: I see it's free on Kindle now! Either way, a worthy read.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 11:41:19 PM PDT
"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read." (Mark Twain).

Want something good to read? Try Voyage of the Dead - Book One Sovereign Spirit Saga

I also liked a new collection of horror stories Love Has A Taste (The Stories of John Stephen Walsh) and would recommend it.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 7:33:18 AM PDT
max says:
Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip 99 cents

Harry Leslie Smith's second memoir, Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip is a love story in my mind and it's just brilliant. -Judging covers

One of the most worthwhile features of Hamburg 1947: a place for the heart to kip is its portrayal of life as a member of an occupying force in a conquered city... his descriptions of the devastated city have an unforgettable lyric beauty.-Indie E-Book Review

"I did not expect to have compassion for the German population after WWII, but I was shocked at the conditions the non-war-criminal average citizens of Germany lived with during the Occupation of the Allies in Germany"

The memoir is well written, with a compelling story that carried me along steadily. I like to find at least one reviewing pinprick, although it's difficult this time. The book ends with a cliff-hanger, making me wonder what came next. In all, I cannot recommend this memoir highly enough.-The Kindle Book Review

From the Author
It is autumn, the wet and damp time. I can already feel the approaching cold and heavy breath of the frozen months upon the nape of my neck. If I survive, this will be my eighty-ninth winter on this Earth. Some say age brings wisdom, reason, serenity. I say bollocks; great age brings rheumatism, deafness, vascular degeneration, and organ failure. So far, I have been lucky and my body has endured my storm-tossed life, healthy and intact. It is a blessing I appreciate and honour every morning by performing the graceful movements of tai chi which provides me the balance to combat the punishment great age bestows on those who dare to live so long. We suffer the irretrievable loss of love, through death. We abide the profound loneliness of age as friends and lovers disappear from our grasp and are replaced with static photographs mounted high up on our fireplace mantel. I don't ask for condolences or your pity because I have felt an elemental chart of wondrous emotions during my life. I have experienced the very best and the very worst that mankind has to offer. I have loved and been loved and that is a great matter. It is all that should matter. It is all that must matter, even to you, dear reader. So as I walk into the fourth season of life, I say accept love as it comes and accept love as it goes because it is the only currency that never devalues us.
I leave you now with a small piece of my life; my time in Germany following the last Great War. It is a simple story about people searching to belong and survive in a world that was almost destroyed.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 1:45:45 PM PDT
Demonic and Other Tales: The Short Fiction of Garon Cockrell

"DEMONIC is a veritable cornucopia of ghoulish delights! A real treat."
- Brandon Ford, author of CRYSTAL BAY and PAY PHONE

"Raw-boned horror with veins of humor, splashes of surreal visions, and pathos... Bloodily gruesome entertainment. DEMONIC's the one for fans of extreme story-telling who like a wicked twist in the tail."
- Simon Clark, author of VAMPYRRHIC, THE MIDNIGHT MAN, THIS RAGE OF ECHOES, BLOOD CRAZY, STRANGER, GHOST MONSTER, BUTTERFLY, HUMPTY'S BONES, and many other novels

7 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars

Short story collection of 10 horror tales. Enjoy!

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 1:58:36 PM PDT
Story Time 26- 5 star reviews!

over 31 4 and 5 star reviews! only $2.99~

In "Story Time", Ms. Jeppsen was able to find the right mixture of elements to make a good "end-of-times" story. Bi-racial, conventional and unconventional romance, all equally intense; bigotry; famine; fire; disease used as a weapon of war; extreme forces of nature; elements all punctuated by the dark side of humanity that always surfaces when desperation is introduced, make this novel a page turner. Then when you consider the presence of alien beings whose descriptions range from benevolent bookkeepers to avaricious war mongers, this book becomes a must-read for sci-fi and apocalypse lovers. When the very reason for the presence of the aliens is revealed to the chronicler, an impression of universal greed is left for you to think about throughout the remainder of the book. You become involved and determined to thwart the onslaught of the protagonists and save Harmony Ranch. In short, I loved it and strongly recommend it. Great job, Ms. Jeppson.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 10:54:10 PM PDT
"...a chilling observation on adulthood that can easily be paralleled in our own society. A wickedly dark ending in an already dark story makes "Alicia's Schoolmate" truly enjoyable." - Tangent Online

A monster living in the basement of a former church that's now an experimental hospital; a little girl alone in an empty school during a zombie apocalypse; a treasure hunter meeting his ultimate nightmare-the treasure he's spent his life seeking; a high-powered executive picks up her favorite tabloid to find herself pictured on the cover, as the latest victim of a serial killer; a ladies' man visited by strange women in the night who leave scratches all over his body, and keep coming back; a love story between a princess and a strange woman living in a swamp; a strange old man who keeps appearing to a boy long after he has grown up and left town; lesbian vampires, bands of killers, a doorway into a nightmare parallel world...these are the characters who people my collection LOVE HAS A TASTE: THE STORIES OF JOHN STEPHEN WALSH.

"...the reader soon anticipates a moralistic comeuppance. In this, Walsh does not disappoint...Revels in its own grossness, delights in its depiction and punishment of evil." - Douglas Hoffman (on "Toys Left Behind in the Abortionist's Waiting Room")

I grew up on Ray Bradbury (RIP), Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson, and grew out on Thomas Ligotti, Samuel R. Delany, Thomas Pynchon, Poe, Lovecraft, Jonathan Carroll, Ursula K. LeGuin, Roger Zelazny, Ethan Canin, Raymond Carver, Kate Wilhelm, Jack Kerouac and the stories written by crazed writers whose works have a pulse.

"These are the kind of stories that make you shudder, shake, and wake up in a cold sweat. This author might be the new Stephen King! Nothing is off-limits in these tales of horror and apocalyptic terror. Lock the doors and cuddle up tight before daring to venture into this gruesome collection of horrific short stories. Reading one of these stories a day might not keep the doctor away, but you might need prescription sleeping aids! Bravo and encore. Bring on more of this stuff. I ate it up."--David Forsythe, author of VOYAGE OF THE DEAD

LOVE HAS A TASTE ($2.99, four stories available individually for .99 each) is the first of three volumes containing my previously-published short stories and many new ones. The third volume will include a chapter from my upcoming post-apocalyptic coming-of-age epic PARADISE GATES. Volume Two of the series should be out sometime this summer, with Volume Three in the fall.

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008AA3JTQ

Please check out the book and four of the stories available individually, and post feedback, I'd love to hear what folks think.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 3:17:06 AM PDT
Mr.J says:
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Posted on Jun 15, 2012 7:40:42 AM PDT
Breathless (The Cordelia Chronicles) - 99 cents
With more than 20,000 copies sold for Kindle worldwide, this is a summer must-read. When tall, dark, and mysterious Chaseyn Lear arrives in the small town of Evergreen, Colorado, high school senior Lia Jameson's life is turned upside-down. An unexpected twist of fate unravels a long-time family curse that puts Lia in the center of a supernatural drama and threatens her life.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 5:33:36 PM PDT
Voyage of the Dead - Book One Sovereign Spirit Saga over twenty 5 star reviews.
Flotilla of the Dead (Sovereign Spirit Saga) over ten 5 star reviews.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 5:54:49 PM PDT
Steve says:
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Here's a gift of laughter you cheapskate kids can give your Dad for Father's Day.

Check out our five-star reviews. Travel To The G-Spot Travel To the G-Spot by Steve Cohen

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