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Initial post: Jul 28, 2011 12:48:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 28, 2011 12:51:32 PM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Hi

$2.99, or thereabouts, is the right price to pay for a quality read on Kindle.

This idea of this thread is to invite authors to let readers know about their work. And to allow readers to let authors know what they'd like to see.

Sit back for a thrilling ride!

Best wishes

Seb

Posted on Jul 28, 2011 12:51:00 PM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Hi

So, I'd like to start this off by letting you know about top Kindle thriller Take No More:

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'Take No More is an absolutely stunning thriller from a new author, I can't remember the last murder mystery I read that was so good.......'

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A single act turns James Blake's life upside down. He comes home to find his wife, Julia, shot and bleeding. She dies in his arms.

The police are no help. He's sure they're trying to fit him up for the murder.

He checks Julia's messages and finds just one. It says 'help me'. It comes with a strange, old image of a woman being seduced. It's all he has to go on. That and the fact that someone is trying to kill him.

But he will find Julia's killers, no matter what it takes.

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'Wow! This is action-packed from page one, and the reader is instantly thrust into murder, suspense, and intrigue. James is just a normal guy who thinks he has a normal life. Until the murder of his wife. He's forced on a journey from the UK to Italy to find her killers, and finds himself in the midst of a powerful Italian family, the hunt for precious works of art, and danger at every turn. The writing gives you the feel of actually being in Italy - you can taste and smell it. The plot is action-packed and a real page-turner. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great crime thriller! And fans of Harlan Coben and Simon Kernick will love it!'

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'This is an outstanding debut novel by Seb Kirby. He captivates the reader from the first page, and remains gripping and compelling throughout. I could not put this book down. Listed under Murder, Mystery and Thriller but so much more than that. The geography of London and Florence was handled very well to add richness to the novel, alongside the Authors' obvious love and knowledge of the art world. In addition to this, the reader is taken into the Italian underworld weaving a web of corruption, deceit, secrets and murder around the whole plot. If you enjoy a really good Thriller, in the style of Sidney Sheldon with extras, and are prepared to be kept on the edge of your seat throughout, this book is a definite must! I am eagerly awaiting the next novel.'

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Take No More, out now on Kindle at $2.99.

Best wishes

Seb

Posted on Jul 28, 2011 11:57:34 PM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Hi

Just to suggest top Kindle thriller Take No More for that great holiday read.

Something to load up on your Kindle before going away to that idyllic spot you've been looking forward to.

It's a fast paced, thrilling read with more than one bittersweet twist in the telling.

Just right to dip into on your break.

Best wishes

Seb

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 5:01:28 AM PDT
I just released the inaugural book of a new series as a Kindle Exclusive. A Family Reunion (The First Charon Family Adventure) is a dark comedy about a dysfunctional family of four of the world's best assassins. Fast paced, bawdy, and with an interesting set of characters.

As with The Fourth Awakening (currently #1 in its category in both the USA and UK) I added an obscure but humorous literary reference. I'm offering a $100 Amazon gift card to the first person to spot it.

To sweeten the pot, for a limited time, I'm offering a free download of "The Family Reunion" to anyone who is interested. Send me an email to Comments@RodPennington.net for your free book.

FYI: the follow up to "The Fourth Awakening", "The Gathering Darkness," will be released on October first.

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 12:16:37 PM PDT
Roger Weston says:
The Golden Catch - Only 99 cents on Kindle!

Customer review:
"Jason Bourne meets Indiana Jones in this thriller that takes you from The Aleutian Islands to S. Korea and back again. The climax on the Bering Sea is not to be missed!"

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 8:56:25 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2011 8:56:48 AM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Rod

Good to hear from you here.

Great idea to have the contests. Should stimulate reader interest!

Best wishes

Seb

Take No More

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 11:56:40 AM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Roger

Great to hear about 'The Golden Catch'.

Best wishes

Seb

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 3:27:26 PM PDT
Roger Weston says:
Thanks, Seb. I've heard great things about 'Take No More'.

Cheers,
Roger

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 3:41:43 PM PDT
Philip Chen says:
My very realistic science fiction thriller seems to get more real every day. If any more news stories like the one that follows come to the fore, I may have to redesignate my story as non-fiction.

According to the news, Swedish explorers have just discovered a large mysterious object in the B altic Sea. They do not believe that it is natural. http://on.io9.com/BalticSeaObject They used side scan sonar, just like in my book. The following is an excerpt from my novel at the moment that the first mysterious object was seen on sonar on-board the USS Marysville. I can almost guarantee this is how it played out for the Swedes, as well.

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The sound of the sonar systems filled the darkened instrumentation room on-board the U.S.S. Marysville as she maintained a straight heading under the skillful watch of Captain George Vander.
Up on the bridge behind Vander, Evans poured over the charts with Vander's navigator. Using dividers and rulers to plot their current position, Evans satisfied himself that their course was exactly the same course the Lockheed P-3B Orion had flown months before. The task was not that easy.
Consider trying to remotely tow a car using a cable deployed from an airplane over three miles up and several miles ahead. A rather formidable job that challenged even the time-tried skills of Vander, cigarette hanging from the corner of his mouth and a steaming cup of hot black coffee in his weathered left hand.
In the instrumentation room, several levels below deck, designed to be at the center of gravity of the vessel, Mike, McHugh, and Sevson crowded behind the Western Light sonar technician. The only moving thing in the tight cabin was the greenish trace on the cathode ray tube as it displayed the line by line return of the side scan sonar.
The only sounds other than the "blips" made by the sonar in the darkened room were the scratchy noises made by the pen registers as they recorded the images now being laid out on the cathode ray tube or CRT. If it weren't for the soft rolling of the Marysville, there would have been no indication that Mike was even at sea.
The trace on the sonar's oscilloscope held steady, a faint greenish line followed the brighter green dot that ran left to right across the circular screen. Except for occasional jiggles of the trace, which could be accounted for by changes in the local magnetic background of the ocean bottom, nothing unusual had occurred.
"Any more theories on the magnetic anomaly, Bob?" asked Sevson.
The ever present half smoked cigar dangling from the corner of his mouth, McHugh was absorbed in thought. The stale cigar smoke competed with the sweet smell of "Barking Dog" tobacco emanating from the corn-cob pipe in the corner of Sevson's mouth. The tinfoil packet from which Sevson constantly refilled his pipe had the subtext, "Barking Dogs Never Bite."
Absentmindedly, McHugh replied, "Nothing radical, Tom. If it is Russian, then we are in deep trouble. We won't be able to deploy a sizeable station at that depth for any period of time. Based on the magnetometer readings this thing, whatever it is, is substantial. If your Nematode, or whatever you call it, can help us locate the source of this anomaly, we can get down there with the Trieste for a look."
"Don't we have sonar arrays deployed at those depths?"
"No, our SOSUS nets are generally deployed at much shallower depths. No submarines are known to be able to dive to the depth associated with the anomaly. If the Russians have a submarine capable of that depth, they could hide in the submarine canyons off Santa Catalina Island and be within thirty miles of Los Angeles and not be detected by our SOSUS nets."
"Holy [ ]!" said Sevson, sinking into a chair. "[ ], it's Cuba all over again!"
"Let's not jump to conclusions, Tom. We have no knowledge that the Russians have that kind of technology. If they did, I think we would have heard by now."
"Bob, I think you'd better see this," interrupted Mike, who had been looking over the shoulder of the Western Light technician.
"Commander, we have a reading," called out the sonar technician. McHugh walked across the small room to stand behind the technician. On the CRT, the greenish lines were definitely displaying something.
The green trace was rising steadily, not in dramatic jumps, but steadily as each trace ran across the face of the oscilloscope, the tension in the instrumentation room grew. Evans and Sevson joined McHugh and Mike. More lines were painted vertically on the screen. Each new line gave a better indication of the shape and size of whatever the side scan sonar saw.
As the object began filling the screen of the CRT, McHugh asked the operator to turn on a backup plotter. McHugh went to the plotters and what he saw was something big, as big as a football field, and oval in cross section. This was not a natural feature like a rock outcropping or fault line.
"[ ]!" uttered Frederick Evans.

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[ ] were inserted to maintain Aunt Ammy's sensitivities.

My novel is about the accidental discovery in 1967 of mysterious, but mute, objects buried deep in the ocean. In 1993, they woke up and started sending signals to deep space. Mike, pulled out of his opulent office high above Wall Street to finish a job he started as a young ensign over twenty years ago, is attacked by gangs of what look like ordinary Americans. On top of all this, he learns that a revered friend has died. Will the death of Mike's friend mean that the secret of the objects will remain forever buried on the deep ocean floor?

This novel is so realistic that it often leaves readers wondering, "if this story might not be fiction at all, but something very real and very disturbing." Noted book critic Alan Caruba concluded his extraordinary recommendation of my book with, "If you read just one novel in 2011, make it Falling Star."

Only one man can save the planet, but he just died.

44 Five or Four Star reviews on Amazon US and UK. 98,250+ words. 354 pages. Still only 99¢ for the Kindle edition

Falling Star (The Watchers) | Print

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 9:25:38 AM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Roger,

That's very kind....

Best wishes

Seb

Take No More

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 12:24:11 PM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Philip

Thanks for posting here.

Do we need to know more about Aunt Ammy's sensitivities (LOL)?

Best wishes

Seb

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 2:41:17 PM PDT
Philip Chen says:
Auntie Ammy just doesn't **** like so many other people, she will refuse to post your message, send you a "don't be naughty" note, and send you to bed without your supper. ;)

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 3:02:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2011 3:02:36 PM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Philip

She's so harsh! (LOL)

Best wishes

Seb

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 5:48:04 PM PDT
Philip Chen says:
Yes, and she makes you sleep in a closet under the back stairs, too.

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 9:44:03 AM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Philip

44 4/5 star reviews for 'Falling Star'. That's impressive!

Best wishes

Seb

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 12:23:53 PM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Hi

Holiday bargain - $2.99.

Top Kindle thriller Take No More for that great holiday read.

It's a fast paced, thrilling read with more than one bittersweet twist in the telling.

Just right to dip into on your break.

Best wishes

Seb

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 9:22:36 AM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Hi

'5.0 out of 5 stars

Watch out Harlan Coben, 14 July 2011

By John Harding - Author (London)

This review is from: Take No More (The murder mystery thriller) (Kindle Edition)

The comparisons with Harlan Coben are well merited because this is a gripping thriller in the same vein. It begins with the aftermath of a violent act and doesn't let up until the end. As an author who always aims for momentum and suspense myself, I take my hat off to Kirby. I was interested to read on his Amazon page that he'd grown up on a mixture of fine literature and pulp fiction such as Zane Gray westerns, which must have something to do with his style mix of good writing and pacy action. Well recommended for a quick (there's not enough of it, but I mean that in a nice way) and exciting read. Definitely one for your Kindle Holiday Reading collection.'

Best wishes

Seb

Take No More

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 1:25:03 PM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
The dark secret at the heart of top Kindle thriller Take No More.

Best wishes

Seb

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2011 1:45:26 PM PDT
Philip Chen says:
Thanks, Seb

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 12:13:25 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2011 12:15:31 PM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Philip

Did I see somewhere that you're working on a sequel to 'Falling Star' ?

Best wishes

Seb

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 12:53:27 PM PDT
M. Perks says:
An Eye For An Eye

IF SOMEONE HURTS YOU, YOU'D WANT TO HURT THEM BACK,
BUT WHAT IF SOMEONE KILL'S THE PERSON YOU LOVE, WOULD YOU WANT TO KILL THEM IN RETURN?

After witnessing his mother's murder at the hand of her lover, and then his father's killing of the lover in the name of `An Eye for An Eye', Billy's life is shattered. His new life with his Aunt and Uncle, is jeopardised when he learns of his father's suicide in prison. He goes off the rails and attempts to take his own life, only to be saved and given a chance to rebuild his life. Later having found happiness, his wife's affair leaves him devastated, and forces him to start again. But after a succession of disasters and heartbreak, Billy flips and seeks revenge in a manner of his father's `An Eye for an Eye'

It's a snip at 86p/$1.38c.

Newly released
A Sense of Discovery

WHO AM I? WHERE DO I COME FROM?
ONE MAN'S SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH.

When Garry learns of his adoption from his mother on her death bed, he is devastated. But he vows to search for her. However when he eventually finds her, he learns more than he ever bargained for, which may cost him his family and ultimately his own life. Also 86p/1.38c
Cheers

Check out my web site for freebies and extracts of my work http://martinperks.weebly.com/

Martin

Posted on Aug 5, 2011 4:04:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 5, 2011 4:05:52 PM PDT
Philip Chen says:
Hi Seb,

Yes I am, but life is intervening right now. I promised my wife that there will be no writing until we sell our house and move to a more cost-effective location. This is happening in two weeks. I hope to get started on my sequel by mid-September. Thank you for asking. The opening line is:

"He was killed by a hit and run jogger."

Meanwhile, my current book gets more real with each passing day. The discovery of a mysterious object in the Baltic Sea by Swedish explorers gets even stranger.

The circular shaped object is approximately 60 meters in diameter (not feet, as been reported). It is about 87 meters on the bottom of the ocean bed. Theories as to what it is run to crashed UFOs to ancient sunken villages. At sixty meters or 195 feet in diameter, it does not appear to be any man-made vehicle of known shape or size.

You can follow the action on a real time basis at http://bit.ly/FaceBookOceanExplorer

If you want to read my account on how these objects were likely found and verified, please check out the novel that I wrote over twenty years ago.

Only One Man Can Save the Planet. Small Problem, He Just Died.

44 four and five star reviews on Amazon US and UK. 98,250+ words. 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 book critic Alan Caruba who says, "If you read just one novel in 2011, make it Falling Star."

Falling Star | Print

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 10:01:29 AM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Philip

Good luck with the house move.

That opening line is intriguing.

Do you recall that this almost happened to Stephen King. He was out walking after a writing session, was hit by a truck and *nearly* killed. He used his recuperation time to write 'On Writing...' A good job he did on that, too.

Best wishes

Seb

Take No More

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 1:06:42 PM PDT
Seb Kirby says:
Hi

Just a few words to say that I've just posted an update that includes what happened to sales of 'Take No More' in July and extends the discussion. Be most interested to receive any feedback you might have. Find it by typing 'Take No More price' into your search engine and then clicking on 'July Update'.

Best wishes

Seb

Take No More

Posted on Aug 8, 2011 3:47:48 AM PDT
Stacy says:
Thanks for the opportunity to post. My suspense novels are both priced at $2.99.

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today - For twenty-five years, Diana Ferguson's killer has gotten away with murder. When rookie obit writer and newsroom editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic young cocktail waitress who was obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology, not only does she fall in love with Diana's sexy nephew, but she must also fight to stay off the obituary page herself.

Sink or Swim - After starring on a hit game show set aboard a Tall Ship, personal trainer Cassidy Novak discovers that she has attracted a stalker. Can she trust Zach Gallagher, the gorgeous newspaper photographer assigned to follow her for a local series? As things heat up with the stalker and with Zach, soon Cassidy will need to call SOS for real.

You can visit www.stacyjuba.com for samples, reviews, and book trailers.
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