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Posted on Sep 1, 2011 9:37:34 PM PDT
J.D. Salinger had a secret--about a murder.

Catch Her in the Rye

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 7:17:33 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 2, 2011 7:28:29 AM PDT
C. Frederick says:
My thanks to Amazon!
Kindle e-publishing has now allowed me to express my inner-geek. And so I proudly announce (my thirty-third e-title):

SF++ Science Fiction Stories for Linux geeks.

SF++ Science Fiction Stories for Linux Geeks

The anthology has 'Linux' in its title, and the Linux operating system is free. So, I thought I'd make the book free as well. And anyway, most of the stories have already paid for themselves--seven of them have appeared in Analog Magazine.

But, experimentally, I've found that e-book buyers tend to equate price with worth. And since I believe SF++ has sufficient worth I've priced the book on Kindle at $4.00.

To keep with the Linux philosophy though, I'm providing the book for free through my website.

If after you read the anthology you find you've enjoyed most of the stories, you might consider (hint, hint) e-hoofing it to Amazon and buying another of my anthologies, or novels.

The first plus in the SF++ title indicates that, in addition to stories, there's a science fact article ('Challenge of the Anthropic Universe'). The second plus indicates an experiment--a story ('Roblocks') that can't be done in dead-treeware. It requires an html capable reader.

I intended that this be an anthology for geeks--smart, independent, computer and science savy geeks with a sense of humor. And, for me, that pointed to Linux. Linux geeks are smart (I mean they use Linux, after all). They're independent enough not to use that other operating system. And finally, there's a tradition of humor and word play in the Linux community.

If words were kilo-miles, this 93 thousand word anthology would stretch from the Earth to the Sun.
We are Linux!
Resistance is...measured in ohms.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 8:29:52 AM PDT
Hello Katrina!

Thanks for beginning this thread and giving authors and readers another place to post and shop!

For those just finding this thread, I'd like to list my titles for your consideration. . . Perfect for this approaching season: Autumn!

1.) A dramatic vampire romance.
~Twin brothers. Both vampires. One good. One evil. . . One woman.~
(Book I) Forever David's, (Book II) Develyn's Tale, (Book III) The End of The Order.
Each book is only .99 cents, but the entire saga is available in a 3-in-1 edition entitled, The Unwilling.
*The Unwilling includes an Epilogue not found in "The End of The Order".

2.) A subtle ghost/romantic tale.
Shadowbrook Manor
~After the death of her husband, fate leads Samantha Morgan to Mackinac Island, to a dark house with a dark past. . . And haunted by dark ghost.~
WARNING: Readers, do not scour these pages for things that cause fear and fright. This is a tale of subtle ghostly happenings and romantic delight.
(Shadowbrook Manor is also available in paperback.)

3.) A contemporary/historical romance with a cozy mystery feel.
The Haunted Hillerman House
~Secret messages. Family secrets. A Halloween night trip to the family crypt.~
Sela Whitley returned home for vacation, intent on relaxing and reconnecting with all those dear to her. The last thing she expected was to find romance with the handsome new neighbor or stumble onto a century-old family secret.

4.) An ole-fashioned western romance that's good any ole time.
Her Knight With a Shining Star
U.S. Marshal Ethan Davis arrived in New Castle Colorado on business, but stayed for the promise of a mere kiss from the beautiful Renee McCoy.

For more information, trivia, reviews, photos, and excerpts, please feel free to click on my website link below my profile photo.

Thank you and happy reading!


Posted on Sep 2, 2011 9:05:04 AM PDT
M. Whiteway says:
To celebrate its silver award in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Lodestone Book Two: The World of Ice and Stars has now gone on sale at 99 cents for a limited period!

"Author Mark Whiteway has a knack for developing an epic saga while keeping the pages interesting, entertaining, and believable. The reader can't help being enthralled by Whiteway's characters' tireless passion to save their world. Captivated from the opening pages, I felt unable to stop reading as I became truly engaged in the story. Lyall, Shann and the others are tested for worthiness. The tests are unique to every one and push each to their physical and emotional limits. The result is a mesmerizing read that showcases Whiteway's considerable imagination and creativity. Book One was an enjoyable sci-fi adventure. Book Two is a powerful, poignant story of unyielding determination. Book Three--I can't wait!

"If you liked Book One: The Sea of Storms, then Book Two: The World of Ice and Stars is a must read. If you are a science-fiction/fantasy fan you should read the wonderful prequel knowing that the follow-up is even better."

Reviewed and highly recommended by William Potter for Reader's Choice Book Reviews.


Posted on Sep 2, 2011 9:08:08 AM PDT
Dennis Rizzo says:
Betsy Ross (yeah, the flag lady) plays a pivotal role in helping George Washington win the Battle of Trenton by delaying the Hessian reinforcements in this fictionalized account of real events. Edited and reworked over several years, you'll love the story as well as the history. Only 0.99 Kindle for a limited time. Great rainy day read.A Christmas Conspiracy

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 9:16:35 AM PDT
Joel, Holden says:
link to my on-line bookstore
take care

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 9:55:03 AM PDT
All of my books are available on Amazon and all book stores.
The best bargain is on the Kindle..........99 cents each.

If you enjoy poetry and short stories?
SIMPLY POETRY a collection of poems


Posted on Sep 2, 2011 6:29:16 PM PDT
M. White says:
The Night the Aliens went on Strike

When noise abatement officers Colin and Tony investigate a complaint one wintry night, they little suspect the culprits are not of this Earth...
Now, drawn into an intergalactic employment dispute, they must fight to save the world - and sort out a barking dog or two

As Tony did up his laces Consuela Martinez, the most beautiful woman in the world, entered through the wall. This was unexpected, but Racul's control over their minds had been re-established and Tony felt only mild surprise.
`I have assumed this form,' explained Racul, `which we found in an image on your communications device. We believe this will help me to pass unnoticed among your people and enable me to observe undetected.'
`Could work,' murmured Colin doubtfully, `but you might need some different clothes.'
`These garments are not suitable?' Racul glanced down at the metallic G-string bikini. `You need not concern yourself about the cold. We are accustomed to low temperatures. This is why we chose to visit your planet when your star is at its greatest distance.'
`It's not the temperature. People don't walk about in winter wearing kit like that. You'll attract attention.'
`In that case,' Racul considered, `we shall synthesise garments similar to yours.' She turned to one of the aliens who were observing her new appearance with disdain and gave some instructions. One of them went out and returned about a minute later with a bundle.

Ashraf Farouk; Tourist Police

Whether smashing a drug ring or investigating a sinister vegetable, nothing fazes Cairo's crookedest cop - particularly if there's a backhander to be made...

Shoehand Spook

The true memoir of a secret service agent, captured by the gestapo during WW2

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 6:59:08 PM PDT
jfredlee says:
The Ladies Temperance Club's Farewell Tour

Picture Thelma and Louise - tear-assing down the road with Lucy & Ethel.

Vonda Mae Ables could never hurt a soul. Now she's on the lam in a huge RV, with her best friends, gallons of Chardonnay and a stiff in the freezer.

It's fast-paced, funny as hell and guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of every woman who's ever fantasized about clobbering her significant other with a cast iron skillet.

What people are saying:
"The characters are so realistic, that I swear Jeff Lee was writing about my girlfriends and me...I think you will be spending a lot of your time apologizing to the people around you for all the laughing out loud you are going to be doing." -- Dianne Socci-Tetro, Books and

"I love, love, LOVE it! This is crazy good, with a plausible plot, great characters, and authentic dialogue. Very entertaining read. How does a guy write so convincingly about middle aged women?" --Vicky Clasby, author, Barely a Trace

Here's the link:
The Ladies Temperance Club's Farewell Tour

Hey, at only $2.99, the laughs don't come much cheaper.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 10:26:27 PM PDT
Dennis Rizzo says:
Okay - want to look over a work in progress?
Historical Mystery set in US Civil War loking for comments, critique, and such. Go to

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 9:39:36 AM PDT
SIRIUS says:
From an indie imprint for historical fiction of lasting quality, Bending The Boyne.

BENDING THE BOYNE: Why were the great Boyne passage mounds abandoned at 2200 BCE?

"Thought-provoking and entertaining" -- the IRISH NEWS, June 30 2011.

First place, historical fiction, Next Generation Indie Awards 2011.

Quality paperback, 350 pp, and new via Kindle/apps at $2.99.

Bending the Boyne: A Novel of Ancient Ireland

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 8:51:31 AM PDT
JR says:
Please consider my novel, The Protocol (A James Acton Thriller), now on Kindle and in paperback.
Top 100 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
Top 100 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Men's Adventure
For two thousand years the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the crusades to the discovery of America. Descendent from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.

Caught in the middle is archaeology professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.

With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about...

The Protocol is a complete novel at 80,000 words or 310 trade paperback pages.
The Protocol (A James Acton Thriller), only 99 cents

Also available:
Book #2 in the James Acton Thrillers series: Brass Monkey (A James Acton Thriller, Book #2), only $4.99
And the international Kindle bestseller: Depraved Difference (A Detective Shakespeare Mystery), only 99 cents

Praise for The Protocol:

5 out of 5 stars
Fast and furious

If you want fast and furious, if you can cope with a high body count, most of all if you like to be hugely entertained, then you can't do much better than J Robert Kennedy.

Having read and loved Depraved Difference, I started this, his earlier novel, with high hopes and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Take an archaeologist or two, a conspiracy, a secret society, the US military, the British police - mix in some car chases, a lot of gore and a little romance and you have the recipe for a cracking thriller that gallops along at breakneck speed.

This book has a huge cast and a fairly complicated plot but Kennedy manages to keep all the balls in the air till the very end and then catches them neatly and skillfully. Sure, you might have to suspend your disbelief from time to time, but that's no hardship - with likeable protagonists and some humor to lighten the tone, this is a great, fun read. Highly recommended.

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 12:31:55 PM PDT
Erik says:
Vampires. Zombies. Psychotic slashers. All pale to the terror of The Creeping City.

30,000 words of epic horror fantasy.

Say goodbye to your sanity.

The Creeping City -- $.99

Posted on Sep 5, 2011 10:20:09 AM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Sep 10, 2011 5:53:36 AM PDT]

Posted on Sep 5, 2011 11:52:31 AM PDT
Philip Chen says:
You may wish to consider reading this novel if for no other reason than the fact that its story keeps getting more real each day.

This confluence of events is eerily reminiscent of a true situation that I found myself in over forty years ago when I was a young ocean research engineer. In that case, I was visited by four huge men dressed in black suits who apparently were not amused about a memo that I had written the previous day. They demanded and took away the drafts, materials and drawings that I used to prepare my memo on the basis that I was not cleared to read -- my own memo. I never saw that memo again.

This book describes the following:

First, there was the Russian spy ring that was uncanny in the way they hid in plain view for decades, just like the fictional spies in my novel written over twenty years ago (and released on Amazon in response to the news in 2010, with excerpts having been published at starting in May 2009).

Second, my novel is about large mysterious objects accidentally discovered deep in the ocean. Recently, Swedish explorers recently found such an object deep in the Baltic Sea.

And now comes word of a third amazing life imitates art incident.

As readers of my novel are aware, the principal character is a member of a super secret governmental agency called CSAC which draws its forces from the most elite military forces in the nation. The charter for CSAC is to do the things that other agencies of the government cannot or will not do. Its agents have the power to terminate situations with extreme prejudice. One of CSAC's primary missions is to deal with the mysterious objects in the ocean. Fiction, right?

Think again. The Washington Post reported recently that there is a super secret force comprised of personnel drawn from the most elite military forces. Its mission is to do the things that other agencies like the CIA cannot or will not do. The members of this super secret agency can terminate situations with extreme prejudice. It's name? JSOC.

JSOC > CSAC? Coincidence? Maybe. Then again, maybe not.


A very realistic science fiction thriller about the accidental discovery of mysterious, but mute, objects in the ocean in 1967 and what happened when they woke up in 1993 and began sending signals to outer space. Mike, pulled back into a clandestine agency to finish the job he began over twenty-three years ago as a. navy ensign , is strangely attacked by gangs of what look like ordinary Americans. Attacks he can handle, but he is shaken when he learns that a revered friend has died. Will the death of Mike's friend mean that the secret of these mysterious objects will be locked forever in the dark ocean bottom?

46 four and five star reviews on Amazon US and UK. 98,250+ words. Many more on other platforms. 354 pages.

This book is so realistic that readers often finish the book wondering, "if this story might not be fiction at all, but something very real and very disturbing."

Strongly recommended by noted U.S. book critic Alan Caruba, who says, "If you read just one novel in 2011, make it Falling Star."

Falling Star | Print

This book actually describes events which eventually became true in chilling detail such as the 2010 Russian spy ring in the United States, the recent discovery of a mysterious object in the Baltic Sea, and now the super secret military force called JSOC. Get it before it becomes nonfiction or disappears in the hands of men in black.

Posted on Sep 5, 2011 6:20:26 PM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Feb 25, 2012 2:55:17 PM PST]

Posted on Sep 5, 2011 8:53:27 PM PDT
Tim Greaton says:
What happens after death? Mostly pain...


An excerpt...

Even I knew that dogs seldom lived to be more than twelve or fifteen years old. It just wasn't possible that Whiskey could still be alive. Besides, Grandma Clara said he died shortly after the sheriff found Vicky. I'd be the first to admit my grandmother often gave cryptic responses to my questions, but she would never have lied to me. My Uncle Finneus, on the other hand, had made an art of lying. How could I believe him?
"It's not possible," I said. "It's been almost twenty years since I was killed."
"Dogs have souls, Nate. Well, some of them do."
Now my ears were perked. Was it possible that my Whiskey was in Heaven? Though I had never seen pets here in Under-Heaven, that didn't mean they didn't move on to a different one or maybe even directly to Heaven. If any dog had deserved a place above, it was my amazing Whiskey. My insides quivered at the thought of being reunited with him again. With a few words, my Uncle Finneus had given me something to care about again. I had always known that one day my parents and I would be reunited, but I had never allowed myself to dream that Whiskey and I-
Tears were already streaming down my cheeks.
I would see my Whisky again!
Already, I could envision romping through the clouds, my dog at my side. Though it had taken nearly twenty years, my decision was made. I would move on to Heaven.
Uncle Finneus had one of those sly grins when I focused on him again.
"Feeling better?" he asked.
"Thank you, Uncle Finneus." I hugged him before he had a chance to back away.

3 five-star reviews. "Under-Heaven" is an emotional journey you'll never forget. One reviewer says, "This is a brilliant, dark carousel of pain and loss and love and hope.... After this, Mr. Greaton's fans will follow him through the fires of Hell in gasoline raincoats. I know I will!"

99 cents.

Posted on Sep 6, 2011 11:19:27 PM PDT
Tim Greaton says:
What if your parents lied about you being human?

Zachary Pill, The Dragon at Station End (The Zachary Pill Series)

3 five-star reviews!

One reviewer says: "5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ!, August 30, 2011
By Edwin P. Krisch S (Venezuela) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME) This review is from: Zachary Pill, The Dragon at Station End (The Zachary Pill Series) (Kindle Edition)
As a writer, I'm far more conscious about plot elements and the structure of a story than the average reader. I just came back from the trenches, having read Tim Greaton's "Zachary Pill", and I'm pleased to report that he certainly had me on my toes almost at every turn of the story. I'm a great fan of "crossover" tales (stories involving our rather dull world and an alternate, magical dimension and how they relate with each other i.e. Piers Anthony's Xanth series) and I thought I had seen it all... until I started reading "Zachari Pill." Greaton's skillful writing gradually exposes us to the existence of odd magical creatures and how well they fare living amongst the human race. The was he tells us about them is quite ingenious: they have their own hospitals, their own way to quickly move from point A to B (i.e. from California to Boston in one hour... wow! that would put the Concord to shame!), and their own way to communicate with each other. I particularly loved the smart-mouthed U-Ghoul messaging system, you know. I could go on and on for hours but to say it in a few words, this book is greatly recommended... and it will get you more bang to your book at any price.

Zachary Pill, The Dragon at Station End (The Zachary Pill Series)

99 cents.

Posted on Sep 10, 2011 4:04:22 PM PDT
JR says:
Please consider my latest novel, Depraved Difference (A Detective Shakespeare Mystery), now on Kindle and in paperback.
Top 100 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Police Procedurals
Top 100 in Books > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Police Procedurals
Would you help, would you run, or would you just watch?
When a young woman is brutally assaulted by two men on the subway, her cries for help fall on the deaf ears of onlookers too terrified to get involved, her misery ended with the crushing stomp of a steel-toed boot. A cell phone video of her vicious murder, callously released on the Internet, its popularity a testament to today's depraved society, serves as a trigger, pulled a year later, for a killer.
When emailed a video documenting the final moments of a woman's life, entertainment reporter Aynslee Kai, rather than ask why the killer chose her to tell the story, decides to capitalize on the opportunity to further her career. Assigned to the case is Hayden Eldridge, a detective left to learn the ropes by a disgraced partner, and as videos continue to follow victims, he discovers sometimes just watching is fatal.

Depraved Difference (A Detective Shakespeare Mystery), only 99 cents

Posted on Sep 11, 2011 10:10:43 PM PDT
Tim Greaton says:
The Santa Shop (The Santa Conspiracy)

26 five-star reviews.

Christmas through the lens of suicide.

The Santa Shop (The Santa Conspiracy)

From "Maine's Other Author"(TM) Tim Greaton.

99 cents

Posted on Sep 12, 2011 1:23:38 AM PDT
B. Ditmars says:
So, who's up for a serious gnome novel? Didn't think so. That's why mine's isn't. Or is it? You'll have to read and find out. Come on, just a dollar. Even then you can return it if you're not happy within a week ;)

Gnomes of Coyul: The Crystal Staff

Posted on Sep 12, 2011 4:30:33 AM PDT
Philip Chen says:
Falling Star was just favored with another four star review:


Philip Chin's FALLING STAR from The Watchers series is an action/adventure thriller that will keep you turning the pages.

A magnetic signal from the deep sea throws compases off as has been reported for over fifty years. The Navy activates a survalence of four objects lying deep in the ocean off the coast of the United States.

The story covers many years and the researchers grow older as newer and better equipment is developed. Then messengers go missing and end up dead. The original people are called back to active duty to find answers to some very complex questions with their very lives on the line.

What is down there and who wants it enough to kill? This is one that will keep you guessing until the very end when a sequel must hang out there somewhere as new threads emerge and others are left hanging.


Falling Star | Print

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 6:10:55 PM PDT
Erik says:

Alex and Isabel Martin aren't acting like a brother and sister should be. Is the hellacious heat getting to them? Or is some deep-rooted desire finally rearing its awful head? Rabid is the latest terror excursion by Erik Handy, the man who took you to The Web and The Creeping City. 20,000 words await your sanity.

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 7:59:29 PM PDT
romance with a twist? only 99 cents.....

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