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Initial post: May 20, 2011 2:15:22 PM PDT
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Romance --In love with a woman he had only seen once and could not find, the Highlander, Kevin MacGreagor was growing older and needed a wife to give him sons. No other woman pleased him, even the daughters of other lairds, so he finally settled for Anna sight unseen. But when his men went to meet her guard, she was all alone and badly beaten. Who could have done such a thing and why?
Marti Talbott's Highlander Series I (Anna, Rachel & Charlet)

Posted on May 20, 2011 2:31:07 PM PDT
Thanks Marti,

MIDNIGHT REFLECTIONS - Romantic Suspense - complete novel for $.99 cents.

Julia's Midnight Reflections actually happened at about 4 in the morning. She was watching a handsome man sleeping in her bed. She rescued him while Robin was playing a dangerous undercover role to help her solve a murder. She herself is playing her own undercover role, working for the man she suspects of several contract kills. Together they discover information so deadly and inflammatory they are forced to flee a murderous politician.

Midnight Reflections

Posted on May 20, 2011 2:35:12 PM PDT
Doug DePew says:
Military History/Autobiography

"SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat" is a guided tour through my two years as security for the extremely controversial Pershing II nucear missiles in cold war Heilbronn, West Germany. It includes adventure, history, romance, travel, and a lot of humor. This is a light, entertaining read that tells my slice of the cold war. I told my story for all of us.

SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat (Available in paperback or Kindle)

Posted on May 20, 2011 3:14:25 PM PDT
Historical romance --

In 1746. eight-year-old Colleen Stuart was more than ten-year-old Jonathan Rodes' playmate -- she was his best friend. She could do anything a boy could do and best of all, she could play jokes on the adults without getting caught. Jonathan assumed they would always be together, but no sooner had his father told him the secret of the jewels, than his world collapsed. The King's men executed his father, his ailing mother died and he found himself painfully separated from Colleen. For years he remembered his promise to find her, but it seemed hopeless until one day an odd letter arrived.

The Promise (Carson Series, book 1)

Posted on May 20, 2011 3:17:25 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 20, 2011 3:25:39 PM PDT
Suspense/Thriller --

"I see you."

Three simple words from her telephone in the dead of night send violinist Chrispen Marnett's life spiraling in directions she never imagined. The chance to work with the greatest violinist alive drew her to Newton, but nothing could have prepared her for what she found there. Terror lurks in unexpected places--a ringing phone, a late-night rehearsal, unexpected flowers.


I'm finding great reads in this thread! Thanks!

Posted on May 20, 2011 3:48:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 20, 2011 3:50:45 PM PDT
Philip Chen says:

Mysterious objects are found buried deep in the ocean. They wake up and start sending signals to outer space, triggering a frantic search for answers. This very realistic thriller often leaves readers wondering, "if this story might not be fiction at all, but something very real and very disturbing." The novel has the unqualified recommendation of a noted book critic, Alan Caruba, who says, "If you read just one novel in 2011, make it Falling Star", and has been consistently in the top 50 for "thrillers > spy stories & tales of intrigue" since the beginning of April.

Falling Star - Still only 99 cents

Posted on May 20, 2011 3:51:30 PM PDT
Contemporary humorous romance genre.
Title: I.O.U. Sex
When June, Kiki, and Peggy graduated from high school, all three were still virgins. After all, they were good girls. Years later, the friends read June's diary from their senior year and joke about the sexual frustration they caused their steady boyfriends back then. That's when Kiki says, "When you think about it, and I'm only trying to be fair, we owe those guys sex." With bawdy jabs and tipsy laughter, they make a pact to track down their old boyfriends. Will their sexual IOUs be paid in full? Or is this just another one of Kiki's crazy ideas?

Posted on May 20, 2011 3:53:55 PM PDT
C. R. Daems says:
Historical Fiction

A Kingdom's Cost

Eighteen-year-old James Douglas can only watch, helpless, as the Scottish freedom fighter, William Wallace, is hanged, drawn, and quartered. Even under the heel of a brutal English conqueror, James's blood-drenched homeland may still have one hope for freedom, the rightful king of the Scots, Robert the Bruce. James swears fealty to the man he believes can lead the fight against English tyranny.

The Bruce is soon a fugitive, king in name and nothing more. Scotland is occupied, the Scottish resistance crushed. Only James believes their cause is not lost. With driving determination, he blazes a path in blood and violence, in cunning and ruthlessness as he wages a guerrilla war to restore Scotland's freedom. James knows he risks sharing Wallace's fate, but what he truly fears is that he has become as merciless as the conqueror he fights.

Posted on May 20, 2011 4:52:11 PM PDT

Against her will, Lady Deora Medwin was betrothed to a powerful but disgusting man. She did not doubt her father loved her dearly, but how could he do such a thing? Deora saw only one option -- RUN!

He was the Highlander, Laird Justin MacGreagor, and when he received `the word' in a message, he was perplexed as well as alarmed. It was a secret word known only to the MacGreagor lairds and the English kings, but the last king to have it was dead. Who had it now and why was Justin being summoned?Betrothed, Book 6 (Marti Talbott's Highlander Series)

Posted on May 20, 2011 6:43:54 PM PDT
Chick-lit/Contemporary Fiction

The Proposal: Book One

The Beautiful People is an 8 part novella saga which focuses on Hollywood and the entertainment industry in the late 90s and early 00s. The first part is pretty much an introduction to the characters, their backgrounds, motives and what drives them as people. I love intense characters (even if mine are supposed to be superficial). I suppose it is also an expose and puts people into certain camps (what characters they like, are sympathetic to, loathe on sight... the spice to any good book). Although to be honest, I don't write black and white characters; they are a myriad of shades of gray (no one is completely innocent or completely guilty and all people are significantly shaped by our upbringing and childhood).

The Proposal: Book One (The Beautiful People)

Posted on May 21, 2011 11:39:28 AM PDT
JR says:
Please consider my latest novel, Depraved Difference (A Detective Shakespeare Mystery), now on Kindle and in paperback.
Top 100 in UK Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Police Procedurals
Top 100 in UK 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 Jun 15, 2012 5:26:13 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 15, 2012 5:54:03 AM PDT
Historical Mystery with Humor

Out of the Limelight

Two Music Hall comedians, accused of murder, turn detective and uncover a web of conspiracy, love and murder in this tale of Victorian London.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 12:17:55 PM PDT
My name is Lina Tyuliep.I would like to introduce some paperback that is called a booklet not a book. Actually, there are two booklets with the identical title "Cornucopia of my..." in the series. They could be used in the time when you are not disposed to read to learn something new but are more willing to reflect on something or put your thoughts on paper for further rereading or refreshing of your memory.
Here is the link:

With warm regards,
Lina Tyuliep

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 12:20:17 PM PDT
David Wen says:
Marti hello, read this
Fire Competition: Fa Kei Sum's Story

A poor young lady has to balance her life of martial arts and family trade of selling medicine.
She has two sisters to take care of. Find out how she deals with this heavy responsibility. Will she be strong enough to handle all the responsibilities? This book makes you think

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 12:21:08 PM PDT
David Wen says:
it's only thursday?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 12:24:04 PM PDT
David Wen says:
does anyone work

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 12:31:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2012 12:32:02 PM PDT
David Wen says:
5 months later...
Fire Competition: Fa Kei Sum's Story

This book makes you think

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 12:44:03 PM PDT
David Wen says:
115 weeks later everyone is still reading Fire Competition: Fa Kei Sum's Story

A poor young lady has to balance her life of martial arts and family trade of selling medicine.
She has two sisters to take care of. Find out how she deals with this heavy responsibility. Will she be strong enough to handle all the responsibilities? This book makes you think, laugh and cry

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 12:50:21 PM PDT
The Assassin's Mistress, a short story by J. H. Bográn goes free on Jun/22 til Jun/24: The Assassin's Mistress

A random encounter leads to deception, love and murder. While vacationing at a ski resort, professional hitman Robert Prescott meets a strange and beautiful woman.

They discover passion and embark into a dangerous game hiding their relationship from her powerful husband. Then a further twist of fate makes Robert's occupation collide with his new found love.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 12:52:24 PM PDT
Genre -- Thriller. The Scorpion. $3.99 Kindle

Terrorists. A Suitcase Nuke. Operation Saladin launched against North America.
Fast-paced, page turning action in The Scorpion, Book 2 in the Daily Express Chronicles. Once again, go behind the headlines for murder, action and romance in this newspaper thriller and sequel to DEADLINE.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 1:34:43 PM PDT
MaxwellBlack says:
The Screen Conspiracy $2.99 New Edition

"She marveled at men's ability to stare into space. So many men in so many urinals, staring into space."

Amazon UK Bestsellers Rank: Top 100 Kindle Legal Thriller

View trailer on my amazon author page: or alternatively on youtube @:

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 1:44:16 PM PDT
A. Plummer says:
Thanks Marti,

Essence Of The Creator (Unveiling The Unseen)

Christian Supernatural Fiction

In this Supernatural Christian adventure, Lucifer plays his final cards in attempts to destroy the Kingdom of God from the inside out. By unveiling the unseen, Lucifer exposes the physical battle of Spiritual Warfare where Christian's finally get woken up and Armored up to battles that happen every day for their very souls. It is up to Addison and the other Absolutes to help save humanity from being physically enslaved to their demons until Christ's return.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 2:38:43 PM PDT
Genre: Adventure

Description: The town of Vallone is run by a ruthless government headed by a man named Contanis. They have an artifact called the Tablet of Omainu which means doom for the world, but they don't know how to use it yet. Meanwhile, a team of vagabonds known as Hex Immortal comes into the same town to save it by stopping the government and to save the world by getting the tablet. link: Adventure Arc the First: Entity of Ascendancy (Darkquisition Book 1)

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 2:51:00 PM PDT
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