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Initial post: Aug 1, 2012 2:09:35 AM PDT
Gecko129 says:
Add to the thread authors!

Start with Shadowland
The ultimate buddy road trip as two boys set out on a journey pursued by a Saxon warrior and change the course of a nation.
The year is 432AD and this is dark ages Britain.

Professionally edited with great reviews.
Welcome to the Shadowland

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 3:17:38 AM PDT
Mel Comley says:
Thanks for starting this thread.

I'm the best-selling author of the Justice series which begins with Cruel Justice (Justice series (Book one)) on offer at the moment for only $0.99.

Top 5 police procedural 2012

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.

Impeding Justice (Justice series (Book Two))
Final Justice (Justice series (Book Three))
Foul Justice (Justice Series (Book four)) are also available.

I've also written two romance novellas.

A Time To Heal and A Time for Change

as well as some short stories too.
It's A Dog's Life (A DI Lorne Simpkins novelette)
A twist in the Tale (Short Stories)
High Spirits A TRUE paranormal short story

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 3:20:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 2, 2012 12:07:23 AM PDT
HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries)

#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals
#14 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Literary Fiction

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 3:26:58 AM PDT
Mel Comley says:
I've also released a few erotic short stories under the pen name Tiffany Towers lately too.
The Virgin's Tutor

The Pirate's Virgin

Slow Comfortable Screw

Intimate Cowboy

He Came By Night

Dying Flames

I hope you enjoy them. :-)

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 6:57:06 AM 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).

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 8:25:06 AM 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 Aug 1, 2012 8:29:22 AM PDT
$.99 through 8/3/12 - Bet you can't...Find Me Bet you can't... FIND ME (Catherine Mans' Suspense )

"Imagine a killer who can kill at will from a distance. No gun, no weapon. Nothing more than a thought."
Catherine Mans has the ability to see and hear what others can't. With the help of Homicide Sergeant Cody Allen, she's turned that talent into a successful profession as a psychic consultant.
But Catherine's past is coming back to haunt her. Someone is threatening the lives of everyone she loves.
Nine bodies have been discovered, and Catherine is the FBI's prime suspect.
To prove her innocence, she must unravel the secrets of her past, and answer the challenge of a deranged psychic.
Bet you can't...FIND ME!

"If you love the psychic suspense of Kay Hooper and the witty characters of Tammy Hoag, you'll love Find Me!"

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 9:18:24 AM 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 Aug 1, 2012 9:18:54 AM PDT
Ian Fraser says:
From Hell

"...clever and funny - and very well edited." "I enjoyed the hell out of this book!"
"A Brilliant read" "A monster of a book..."

'In a future Land, an insane adventure is taking place. When the Queen botches a magic spell, Beezle, a cheerful demon is dispatched from Hell to collect her soul. Instead he falls in love with her daughter. Beezle relinquishes his magical powers, disguises himself as a woman, and sets out to catch the Princess. But can he survive without his magic in a country ravaged by violence and on the brink of war? And what will he do without his favorite wobbly bits?'

From Hell
Something outrageous this way comes...


Posted on Aug 1, 2012 10:35:57 AM PDT
Roger Cave says:
Why not try one of the Alec Fincham novels, they`re pure action adventure thrillers.
Each one is available for only $1.00.

All nine books are military, espionage, action thrillers and feature Commander Alec Fincham, of her Majesty's Special Boat Service. Because of his military training, he is seconded to the Special Operations Department of M.I.6. Every difficult job that comes along, he and his team have to face head on.

The Barcza Gambit (The Alec Fincham Novels)
Someone wants to keep the American military in Iraq, and possibly escalate the war. Fincham, in his first outing, finds himself in Miami, trying to figure out what's really going on.

Sicilian Defence (Alec Fincham #2)
Fincham and his team are after a Middle Eastern terrorist, but the Italian Mafia stand in their way. Can he and his team outfox the Mafia, and still catch the man they're after.

White King (Alec Fincham #3)
British anti-drug patrols in the Caribbean are dealt a blow by a Venezuelan drug lord. Fincham and his team are sent in to deliver a message. However, the message turns out to be more dangerous to deliver than they could have possibly imagined.

Zugzwang (Alec Fincham #4)
A man wants revenge for his son's death. If successful, he'll kill hundreds of thousands. Fincham and his team find themselves in the Iraqi Western Desert, alone and outnumbered, and in a worse position than when they started. Can they survive?

Octopus Knight (Alec Fincham #5)
A death in London sets Fincham on to the trail of a Russian drugs smuggler. He will have to face death in the frozen Chernobyl ghost towns, if he is to succeed.

Medusa Defence (Alec Fincham #6)
The murder of a politician sends Fincham on a chase to find Medusa, a world famous model. He has to find out what she knows, and protect her from those who want the information she has.

Deep Blue (Alec Fincham #7)
Somali pirates kidnap a South African diamond miner. Fincham is engaged to get him out, no matter the cost. To fail will deepen the world's financial crisis, and strengthen foreign terrorist cells.

Grand Prix Variation (Alec Fincham #8)
Fincham is tasked with providing protection to a Formula 1 Racing Team. The team's owner is also a supplier of military technology to the Armed Forces. One man wants that relationship terminated, permanently.

Queen's Knight (Alec Fincham #9)
The love of Anastasia Hunt's life goes missing, but nothing is at it first appears. Alec Fincham is brought in to resolve the case, but can he get to the bottom of what's going on without paying the ultimate price?

In addition, there's a couple of Alec Fincham stories available for 99c.
Fried Fox & English Rat (Alec Fincham Short Stories)
Fried Fox
M.I.6. Send Devon Fox on what seems to be a fairly routine investigation. However, things are not quite what they seem, and soon he is fighting to survive.

English Rat
The press have dubbed her HMS Invisible, and she is the most advance stealth warship in the World. Unfortunately, other people want the technology and are willing to steal what they can. Alec Fincham, and his Special Boat Service team, are called in to protect her, but will it be enough?
Total word count 28500 approx

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 10:57:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2012 10:58:18 AM PDT
Happy August!

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62 five-star reviews and a bestseller in Christian fiction!

Do you like your thrillers sprinkled with conspiracy and a little dash of end-times prophecy? This makes a delicious apocalyptic thriller!

A heart-wrenching story of a young girl, SCARS-sweeps you into a whirlpool of earth-shattering events as prophesied in the Bible.

SCARS: An Amazing End-Times Prophecy Novel

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Posted on Aug 1, 2012 11:30:05 AM PDT
Ian Fraser says:

"...a mix of Alice in Wonderland, Pan's Labyrinth, 2010, Clockwork Orange, and Inception."

In Arabella Abides, award-winning writer Ian Fraser combines romance, history, fantasy, adventure, and a taste for mind-bending philosophical speculation in the tradition of Philip K Dick, Umberto Eco, and Haruki Murakami.

At the end of the 19th century, a young heir of a famous Cooking Guild, Arabella, is trying to escape from a menacing castle in the Carpathian mountains and her impending arranged marriage to a sinister Count.

In a parallel universe, another young Arabella, a product of a dystopian society, awakens from hyper-sleep aboard a starship headed toward an unknown destination.

Arabella Abides is a literary puzzle that slowly takes shape through multiple storylines and over hundreds of years, bringing the two heroines together. Wild as a video game, this is an adventure on an epic scale.

The book is available in three separate parts, or as one gigantic read.

Arabella Abides (Book One) Arabella Abides (Book Two) Arabella Abides (Book Three)
or Arabella Abides (The Complete Trilogy)


Posted on Aug 1, 2012 11:47:52 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2012 11:48:19 AM PDT
Free today, August 1:

The Last Bird
by Ewan Nordmark

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 12:13:10 PM PDT
Ali Cooper says:
Marty is trapped down a cave beneath the Welsh mountains. Will his life begin at forty - or will it end?

Newly single and reunited with old friends from university, Marty finds life is no longer as idyllic as his memories of hot summers, music festivals and recreational drugs. He is persuaded to resume his hobby of caving, and, while twisted relationships play out on the surface, he descends into the strange and beautiful world of caverns and stalactites, where ghosts from the past are waiting to haunt him. But the others have secrets too - and as they are revealed, Marty unknowingly walks into danger.

Cave is a coming of age adventure, spanning twenty years of friendships and relationships. Set in Wales at the turn of the millennium.

108K words - that's around 340 pages (approx).


Also by this author,

The Girl on the Swing
Bloody Scared (writing as Melanie Dark)

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 2:22:30 PM PDT
otterific says:
My romance series, the Yellowstone Romance Series, is complete! The fifth book published earlier this month. Come travel back in time on a journey that begins in 1810 (or perhaps more accurately in 2010), and spans two hundred years of history in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, before, during, and after its creation as a park. Follow the lives of a family whose destiny it was to shape the park into what it is today. It all begins with the love story of Aimee and Daniel.....
Collectively, the series has garnered 59 five star reviews out of total of 64.

CURRENTLY ON SALE $0.99 Yellowstone Heart Song (Yellowstone Romance Series Book 1)

Book 1 in the Yellowstone Romance Series

Nurse and avid backpacker Aimee Donovan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She encounters a patient who tells her he can send her two hundred years into the past to spend three months in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness at the dawn of the mountain man era. The only requirement: she cannot tell anyone that she's from the future.

How did a white woman suddenly appear in the remote Rocky Mountain wilderness? Trapper Daniel Osborne's first instinct is to protect this mysterious and unconventional woman from the harsh realities of his mountains. While he fights his growing attraction to her, he is left frustrated by her lies and secrecy.

Daniel shows Aimee a side of Yellowstone she's never experienced. She is torn between her feelings for him, and exposing a secret that will destroy everything he holds as truth. As her three months come to an end, she is faced with a dilemma: return to her own time, or stay with the man who opened her eyes to a whole new world. When the decision is made for her, both their lives will be changed forever.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 2:42:16 PM PDT
kjk says:
Out of Control - A Novella - Prequel to Stolen Hearts Series

I have a new release! OUT OF CONTROL is a fast, hot! read. Only $1.99.

It was supposed to be one night of passion - that turned into a crazy, unforgettable month. Until Serena McGregor finally walked away from undercover FBI agent Nick DeMarco. Six months later, her elusive scent still haunting him, Nick is ready to risk his career to prove Serena is innocent of a five million dollar heist.

As an archivist, Serena likes tidy things, filed away in an orderly fashion. Too bad the only category Nick falls under is a heartache waiting to happen. He's too much. Too passionate, too beautiful, and he definitely won't stick around after he discovers all her secrets. But as a suspect in the robbery of the century, Serena can't refuse his help. That's not all she can't refuse. Will this mismatched couple discover they have more in common than they imagine?

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 2:46:45 PM PDT
Lee Emerick says:
The Zombie Apocalypse Contains both Book 1 & 2
20 Years After The Zombie Apocalypse Book 1
Harriette Madyson is the last woman alive. Twenty years ago her world came to an end when a zombie plague engulfed the population of Earth. At the tender age of seven she found herself in a nightmarish situation where the dead literally returned to life. Left with little to use and nowhere to hide Harri now finds herself stalked across the frozen desolate landscape of North America pursued by the former love of her life. All that she has to keep her going is the hope that she can make it home to die in peace.
Survival After The Zombie Apocalypse Book 2
Konnor Roland picks up from where Harriett Madyson left off in the next installment of the Zombie Apocalypse series.
In the last bastion of the old world, Konnor finds humanity's future threatened again, as the machinery of the past they have grown reliant on breaks down.
With little choice, Konnor must enter an old military underground bunker full of danger and death to repair a water purifier before mass panic ensues above ground, bringing an end to the last survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse.

Super Nova - Books 1 & 2 Both Super Nova books available as one volume!
Super Nova
Set over 100 years in the future, Commander Jack Emerick finds him self in a difficult situation. His team have been tasked with securing a disabled military facility in a far flung uninhabited area of space. However when they get there they find something far more sinister than a mutinous crew or terrorist activity that threatens the future survival of all mankind.
Mechanical Jihad (Super Nova) Sequel to Super Nova
Jack and Cantrell return to find themselves in troubling times. Yet again the Mechanicals are plotting against humanity only this time their plans come to fruition. This latest tale in the Super Nova series finds humanity on the brink of extinction as they fight for their very right to survive. Live and let live is something that the Mechanicals do not understand.

Mind of a Killer
What would you do, if as a child you witnessed brutal murders in your dreams?
The media describe you as psychic; the medical profession believe you are insane!
Your parents take their own lives as they struggle to live with your strange gifts.
Do you break down; mentally crack under the strain of the horrific visions and media attention? Or do you put your bizarre gift to good use and catch those responsible for their crimes?
Ian Rivers was that child. Now he is out to catch whoever is responsible.

Extinction Theory
Sydney Trent, a mass extinction theorist unfortunately finds one of his darkest theories becoming reality as humanity faces it own possible extinction. In a race against time Sydney must face and fight his own demons as the dead literally take to their feet. A spin on the popular zombie genre this book goes against the grain by exploring what else could create and drive a zombie as well as a nightmare zombie outbreak!

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 3:21:03 PM PDT
I have a new release The Crucible that will provide some summer escapism.
Early reader feedback:
'The idea of an insanely evangelicized America is ludicrous... AIDS is not a conspiracy... Love, sex, murder, romance; James Bond meets Tom Clancy.'

Only 1 review so far but it's a good one. The Crucible

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 3:57:15 PM PDT
Looking for a Sci-fi Dysoptia/Action Story? Try Death Eternal Check out the first chapter! Just 2.99 on Kindle!


The future is a bleak one. After the World Government is formed mankind briefly sees an era known as the Golden Age. The start of a perfect time. But that perfection is snatched away when the World Government's first president, Edrig Smithe, is assassinated and his work left undone.

Two hundred or so years later the world finds itself on the brink of collapse. The economy is falling apart, there are terrorist attacks left and right, and the world is well on it's way to world war 3. One young man, Kyle Tiefer, wishes for more out of life. He's dissatisfied with his job as a postal worker and wishes for better, wishes for more. He wishes his life meant something.

After an attack by a radical group on a Smithe Genetics lab that his girlfriend, Jennifer, works at, Kyle's feelings of inadequacy and frustration only mount. But Kyle soon gets his wish for a more "important life" as he finds himself caught between two warring factions. Resurrection: A military group led by Von with the intent of using Kyle to bring about the "lost golden age." Death Eternal: A terrorist cell led by one Carlos Gira with every intention of preventing Von's "Golden Age" of manifesting itself.

When Kyle is kidnapped by Death Eternal he must fight to win his old life back, which, in reality, wasn't as bad as he thought it was. But one question continues to nag at him, how is he the key to mankind's golden age?

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 4:03:01 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 1, 2012 8:58:20 PM PDT
Quinton Blue says:
The Sun Tea Chronicles, a novel about a young man who drops out of the work world to sit in a lawn chair and brew sun tea, is free on Kindle on Aug. 1, 2 and 3.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 9:40:15 PM PDT
Detour to Dusk

Story Time

over 55- 4 and 5 star reviews~

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!, August 1, 2012
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This review is from: Story Time (Kindle Edition)
I got this as a free offering, and was really pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading it. I'm a big fan of apocalyptic novels, and this one was unique in the way it was told. It was a book I hated to put down, and read in a very short time. Highly recommend.

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 12:08:21 AM PDT
HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries)

#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals
#14 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Literary Fiction

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 6:03:48 PM PDT
Distance Means Little to Love is a collection of six short stories and six connecting poems. The love that grows between Ann and Charlie is tested by the distance that keeps them apart. Will the Distance kill the romance or will it mean little to their love?

And if you aren't interested in erotic tales I have a lot of good old fashioned fantasy, just check out my author page!

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 4:13:03 AM PDT
TGIF everyone. I figure today I will just list my books. They run from 99 cents to 3.99. Fantasy, to ghost stories to erotica. Take your pic. Lots of interesting stories from shorty shorts to a full novel. Try one out. Reviews gleefully accepted.

One More All Hallows Eve (Guardians of the Gate City)Harry takes a walk on Halloween
Passing the Torchan elder being looking for someone to take over protection of something precious
Ice (Echoes of Elder Times) the end of the world came in Ice, did anyone notice?
Partings (Death Walks Through) she has waited five centuries for his return
Which is the Sacrifice (Worlds Apart) worlds end and begin but what is sacrificed for the new world
The Knight ProtectorYasha must stop Hargon before Elinor's life and magic are drained away
Gates a collection of tales
Night and Day two brothers and the scientists dont have the one they think
Endings (Saga of Loralil Greyfox)(Saga of Loralil Greyfox) Can Mika find his Niece before she is sold
Distance Means Little to Love collection of erotic tales
Hope Everlasting Harry is at it again, this time he is looking for a kidnapped child who is more than she seems
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