Sunday, May 29, 2016

Featured Indie Book: Cage Life (Miles Watson)


Cage Life (Miles Watson)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Crime Thriller (Mystery/Suspense) Cage Life by Miles Watson.

Cage Life is a Neo-Noir crime novel featuring a trouble-prone protagonist, an MMA fighter from New York.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 292 pages - released in February 2016.


About the Book

It's the punch you don't see coming that drops you.

Any fighter can tell you that. And Mickey Watts isn't just any fighter; he's one of the best in mixed martial arts, a top contender who seems to have it all: looks, brains and rich girlfriend who's crazy about him.

The fact his family is mobbed-up to its Irish-Italian eyebrows has never been a problem...until Mick throws one punch too many and finds that some debts can only be paid in blood.

Cage Life (Miles Watson)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "What a great read! I'm a fan of boxing/fighting so I had to pick up this book. Right off the rip, the author throws you in the ring and makes your jaw and kidneys hurt like hell as you learn the sport one punch and kick at a time.[...] All and all, a great hook for the reader, excellent setting and scene construction, great backstory to better appreciate the protagonist, superb characterization as well as authentic dialogue, and a well balanced cadence makes "Cage Life" a thrilling debut novel." - Tyler R. Smith

- "Rich language,memorable characters, and sharp dialogue are clearly Watson's stock in trade. Cage Life takes you on a trip through the world of mixed martial arts and then makes a detour, dropping you smack dab in the middle of the New York City mob. You're never quite sure what's coming next, a choke hold or a bullet to the back of the neck." - John Fortunato

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Featured Indie Book: Bishop's War (Rafael Amadeus Hines)


Bishop's War (Rafael Amadeus Hines)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Suspense Thriller Bishop's War by Rafael Amadeus Hines.

Bishop's War is furiously paced with twists that'll keep you up reading all night. The plot seems ripped from today's headlines but the author is not just reflecting our world, he's seeing it and making the reader question it.


The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 445 pages - released in February 2016.


About the Book

This fast-paced and action-packed suspense thriller introduces us to Special Forces Sergeant John Bishop, decorated war hero, and nephew of crime boss, Gonzalo Valdez.

After returning home from Afghanistan John’s hopes for a peaceful future are quickly shattered when he is catapulted back into the global war on terror through a succession of life-threatening events and corrupt intrigue. He battles against terrorist operatives in New York, a powerful Afghan warlord, and a psychopathic billionaire with powerful White House connections. When John’s uncle gets involved, he proceeds to treat John’s enemies to a bitter taste of mob vengeance.

From that point on the ride speeds up and the reader will have to hold on for dear life.

This is a thriller not to be matched for intensity and breathless excitement—not for the faint-hearted.

Bishop's War (Rafael Amadeus Hines)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I really enjoyed this book! Great characters, many twists and turns unexpected outcomes! I can't wait to read the next book in the Bishop's series!! Highly recommended!" - Lulabell (Amazon)

- "[...] This is one novel where you're rooting for the bad guys to take care of the even badder guys for the police. The ending was fantastic and it clearly left it open for a series of books. This is gonna be a great series. I give this book five and a half stars." - Raymond (Amazon)

- "This is a great suspense-thriller, definitely a page turner that reminded me of some of my favorite books by guys like Baldacci, Grisham, Patterson and Connelly. The subject matter combines elements of the classic war hero comes home story, mixed in with terrorist activity on American soil, government corruption, and the involvement of a powerful organized crime family [...]" - Mike Barrett

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Glass Ceilings (A. M. Madden)


New Indie Book Release:
Glass Ceilings - A. M. Madden
Romantic Suspense (315 Pages - May 2016)

Glass Ceilings is a sizzling novel from the bestselling author of Stone Walls, irresistible heat leads to sensual thrills—and a secret that changes everything.

- "A. M. Madden has done it again! With jaw-dropping twists and turns, Glass Ceilings is the perfect blend of suspense, surprise, and sexy romance." - Reader Review

About the Book

Glass Ceilings (A. M. Madden)
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Two years ago, Nick Farley was undercover as a bartender in Chicago. The tough-as-steel FBI agent was working all the angles to build a case against a local crime syndicate, but even his intense focus was no match for the sight of Angela Cavello’s plump pink lips pulling on her drink. All Nick got was one night—the longest, hottest, sweetest night of his life. It could have been the beginning of something real. Instead, she walked away—and Nick watched her go.

Angela has made some mistakes in her life, but Nick was never one of them. Nor was the baby boy he doesn’t know about. But Angela has been running from a stalker for so long that she’s forgotten how to feel safe. So when Nick suddenly reappears in her life, Angela faces a moment of truth. She wants to trust him and reveal her secrets—her life and the life of their son may depend on it—but first she needs to know that Nick can handle her past, and promise the one thing she most craves: a future together.




Friday, May 20, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Cage Life (Miles Watson)


New Indie Book Release:
Cage Life - Miles Watson
Crime Thriller (Mystery/Suspense) (292 Pages - February 2016)

Cage Life is a Neo-Noir crime novel featuring a trouble-prone protagonist, an MMA fighter from New York.

- "Rich language,memorable characters, and sharp dialogue are clearly Watson's stock in trade. Cage Life takes you on a trip through the world of mixed martial arts and then makes a detour, dropping you smack dab in the middle of the New York City mob. You're never quite sure what's coming next, a choke hold or a bullet to the back of the neck." - Reader Review

About the Book

Cage Life (Miles Watson)
Click to Read an Excerpt

It's the punch you don't see coming that drops you.

Any fighter can tell you that. And Mickey Watts isn't just any fighter; he's one of the best in mixed martial arts, a top contender who seems to have it all: looks, brains and rich girlfriend who's crazy about him.

The fact his family is mobbed-up to its Irish-Italian eyebrows has never been a problem...until Mick throws one punch too many and finds that some debts can only be paid in blood.








Thursday, May 19, 2016

Featured Indie Book: The Shortstop (A.M. Madden)


The Shortstop (A.M. Madden)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: New Adult Romance Novel The Shortstop by A.M. Madden.

The Shortstop is a contemporary romance stand alone novel meant for readers who are 18+ due to mature content. The Shortstop has won 2 awards: 2016 eLit Gold Medalist - Best Romance Ebook and 2016 IPPY Silver Medalist - Best Romance Ebook


The Book has been self-published via Amazon, B & N, and Others and is available as eBook, Audiobook, and Paperback - 370 pages - released in July 2015.


About the Book

“Quint and Annie sitting in a tree…K.I.S.S.I.N.G.”

Quint Lawson and Annie Weber heard that childhood song over and over and it never bothered them. Even though Quint was only five, Annie wasn’t just his neighbor. She would become his best friend and the love of his life. Annie wasn’t interested in dolls, or girly things when growing up. A tomboy at heart, having a boy as a best friend suited her just fine. That same boy captured her heart.

Quint had two passions, his girl and baseball. From kindergarten to college, Quint tore up every baseball diamond he played on. His position was shortstop. His talent was undeniable. Professional ball was most definitely in his future, and he was ready for it. Annie would be right by his side.

When everything in life is perfect, it’s hard to imagine heartbreak in any form. Quint wasn’t immune to its power. This shortstop had no idea what any form of heartbreak could do to his perfect world. When it hit, there were many casualties left in its wake…the most important one was Annie.

Can a person be prepared for, understand, or even endure a misfortune if they’ve never experienced one before? In Quint Lawson’s case the answer is no.

The Shortstop (A.M. Madden)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "This One Knocks it Right Out of the Ball Park! This one is a definite recommended read! Bliss!" - Lisa Kayne

- "If you're looking for a love story that will pull you into the story, hold you captive, and stay with you long after you've finished reading it, this book is it." - A.D. Justice

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Bishop's War (Rafael Amadeus Hines)


New Indie Book Release:
Bishop's War - Rafael Amadeus Hines
Suspense Thriller (445 Pages - February 2016)

Bishop's War is furiously paced with twists that'll keep you up reading all night. The plot seems ripped from today's headlines but the author is not just reflecting our world, he's seeing it and making the reader question it.

- "[...] great suspense-thriller, definitely a page turner that reminded me of some of my favorite books by guys like Baldacci, Grisham, Patterson and Connelly. There’s some great character development, complimented with a lot of sharp and funny dialogue and interactions amongst the major players" - Reader Review

About the Book

Bishop's War (Rafael Amadeus Hines)
Click to Read an Excerpt
This fast-paced and action-packed suspense thriller introduces us to Special Forces Sergeant John Bishop, decorated war hero, and nephew of crime boss, Gonzalo Valdez.

After returning home from Afghanistan John’s hopes for a peaceful future are quickly shattered when he is catapulted back into the global war on terror through a succession of life-threatening events and corrupt intrigue. He battles against terrorist operatives in New York, a powerful Afghan warlord, and a psychopathic billionaire with powerful White House connections. When John’s uncle gets involved, he proceeds to treat John’s enemies to a bitter taste of mob vengeance.

From that point on the ride speeds up and the reader will have to hold on for dear life.

This is a thriller not to be matched for intensity and breathless excitement—not for the faint-hearted.



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Featured Indie Book: SAGE (Jessica Caryn)


SAGE (Jessica Caryn)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Adult Romance / Romantic Suspense SAGE by Jessica Caryn.

SAGE returns to a life of crime to help her troubled brother. She realizes it's more to the problem than she thought. SAGE is fast pace adventure filled with action, suspense, and lustful romance.

The Book has been self-published via Tainted Sweetheart! Press and is available as eBook and Paperback - 270 pages - released in May 2016.


About the Book

Sage is a retired jewel thief.

She left the criminal lifestyle and her ex Ramsey behind in New Orleans. She moved to Oklahoma and had a nice little cottage in the mountains. Sage finally had the normal life she wanted. It came to an end when her brother called. Billy stole from the wrong people. She came with the money but it wasn’t enough. Her ex was there. Sage hadn’t seen Ramsey in almost two years. She missed the late night slow rides and sex until after sunrise. She wanted him still. But this wasn’t about why she left Ramsey. It was about all of them.

They were criminals.

She knew the past would come and when it did, she could fess up or give the devil his due.

SAGE (Jessica Caryn)
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Featured Indie Book: Exsanguinate (Killion Slade)


Exsanguinate (Killion Slade)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Paranormal Urban Fantasy Exsanguinate by Killion Slade.

Exsanguinate features Cheyenne O'Cuinn, a kick-ass heroine, in this supernatural thriller that puts you on the ride of your life, leaving you begging to know what will happen next!

The Book has been self-published via Spirit Press from Draconian Publishing and is available as eBook and Paperback - 396 pages - released in December 2013.


About the Book

As a software gaming developer, Cheyenne O’Cuinn’s task is to study fear even though she's the biggest chickenshit on the planet. Determined to face her own fear of Oldhouseophobia, she confronts her bloodcurdling obsession - the dreaded haunted house. Her worst nightmare manifested, Cheyenne is brutally attacked and left for dead by a rogue vampire, but then is determined to hunt him down and return the favor.

A ransom call from a kidnapper sets into motion the rabbit hole of a parallel, supernatural reality she must program inside her own role-play game to rescue her family. In a race against the hourglass, Cheyenne confronts a double-agent vampire, a cyberchondriac werewolf, and a mafioso dragon. Can they be trusted to help her, or are they a part of the twisted scheme?

With her sister’s lives on the line, Cheyenne has no choice but to try and beat the kidnappers at their own game, ensnaring them with her own brand of deception. Can she fight for her life and her heart?

Exsanguinate (Killion Slade)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Riveted until the final words, which by the way were cruel in their temptation of the next in this series (and I hope it’s a long one!), I found this to be a whirlwind roller coaster ride of fun, surprise and bottom clenching moments." - Vix Kirkpatrick

- "Exsanguinate flawlessly blends horror, fantasy, romance, action and humor into one entertaining read.This book has it all and fans of all genres will enjoy it." - David Watson

- "Funny, New, Contemporary Vampire Series to Sink Your Teeth Into." - Emerian Rich

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Singing with a Billionaire (Bree Barcellona)


New Indie Book Release:
Singing with a Billionaire - Bree Barcellona
Adult Romance (270 Pages - May 2016)

Singing with a Billionaire: Follow five devastatingly handsome best friends and business partners on their roller coaster rides to find the women who break them, tame them, save them, teach them and most of all, love them.


About the Book

Singing with a Billionaire (Bree Barcellona)
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The day my mother overdosed when I was fifteen, I made a promise to myself that I would leave my past behind and not let it define my future.

Even if that meant leaving behind my one true love, singing. With time I slowly built a life for myself where my days were filled with school and my nights volunteering. Months after graduating college, a lucky chance landed me the position as the personal assistant to the gorgeous billionaire CEO of H.A.R.T.S. Marketing and Advertising firm, Reece Knight. He brought me into a world of limousines, private jets, world traveling, and nights (and days) filled with indescribable pleasures I never thought I would know.

I began living a life someone like me could have only ever dreamed about. A life I wouldn't give up at any expense, even if it meant denying myself once more of something I loved.

But while Reece spent his time trying to help me get over my fears, I realized my past wasn't as far behind me as I thought.



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Been Searching for You (Nicole Evelina)


New Indie Book Release:
Been Searching for You - Nicole Evelina
Romantic Comedy (302 Pages - May 2016)

Been Searching for You was the winner of the 2015 Romance Writers of America Great Expectations and Golden Rose contests.

"I could NOT put it down. Evelina's voice is vibrant and fresh, and she delightfully interweaves humor, emotion, and that little bit of magic necessary to make a story truly shine." - Margaret Locke, author of A Man of Character


About the Book

Been Searching for You (Nicole Evelina)
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Annabeth is a hopeless romantic who believes in soul mates. In fact, she's been writing to hers each year on her birthday since she was 16.

Now, at 34, she's still holding out hope of finding Mr. Right even though he'd be fighting an uphill battle to gain her trust, thanks to a traumatic experience years before that's left her unable to commit.

When Annabeth meets a handsome literature professor named Alex on her 34th birthday, she thinks her quest may finally be at an end. Things don't quite go as planned, so Annabeth resolves to do everything she can over the next year to find the unknown recipient of her letters. But blind dates, Meetup events and online singles sites have nothing on what fate has in store for her when a co-worker unexpectedly quits and Annabeth finds herself working in close quarters with both Alex and her long ago ex, Nick. Fighting her attraction to one and loathing for the other, Annabeth is forced to face all of her old insecurities while keeping an eye on a scheming frienemy who may derail her hopes and dreams.

Written in the tradition of Bridget Jones' Diary, Kim Gruenfelder's A Total Waste of Makeup, and Melissa Pimental's Love By The Book, this romantic comedy shows that love on the sweet side can exist for the modern girl, if only she's willing to trust herself and search hard enough.



Saturday, May 07, 2016

New Indie Book Release: SAGE (Jessica Caryn)


New Indie Book Release:
SAGE - Jessica Caryn
Adult Romance / Romantic Suspense (270 Pages - May 2016)

SAGE returns to a life of crime to help her troubled brother. She realizes it's more to the problem than she thought. SAGE is fast pace adventure filled with action, suspense, and lustful romance.


About the Book

SAGE (Jessica Caryn)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Sage is a retired jewel thief.

She left the criminal lifestyle and her ex Ramsey behind in New Orleans. She moved to Oklahoma and had a nice little cottage in the mountains. Sage finally had the normal life she wanted. It came to an end when her brother called. Billy stole from the wrong people. She came with the money but it wasn’t enough. Her ex was there. Sage hadn’t seen Ramsey in almost two years. She missed the late night slow rides and sex until after sunrise. She wanted him still. But this wasn’t about why she left Ramsey. It was about all of them.

They were criminals.

She knew the past would come and when it did, she could fess up or give the devil his due.



Friday, May 06, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Head Start (Freya Barker)


New Indie Book Release:
Head Start (Cedar Tree) - Freya Barker
Romantic Suspense (325 Pages - May 2016)

Head Start is gripping, intense, deals with serious issues and yet is heartwarming and real. The two main characters have to deal with one of the worst things that could happen to a person - yet they fight for their love and do not give up.

- "Head Start involves a twisted and cruel serial killer who commits insidious and heinous crimes. The crimes were gruesome and had me cringing, yet I could not put my Kindle down and appreciated how the aftermath was handled." - Reader Review

About the Book

Head Start (Freya Barker)
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Nowadays Kendra Schmitt puts most of her time into the new clinic in Cedar Tree. Always the responsible one in her family, she has avoided any kind of entanglement. In particular with a persistent young investigator. With her schedule a bit more predictable, she is ready to explore a personal life and concedes to what turns out to be a disastrous blind date.

Junior member of the GFI team, Neil James, has seen and experienced more than most at his age. When his team becomes part of a task force investigating a series of murders in the area, his protective instincts kick into high gear. The victims' profiles closely match that of a certain physical therapist.

Neil has been trying unsuccessfully for over a year to get closer to Kendra. Now that she might be in danger, he’s determined to break through her resistance and goes all out to win her trust.

Especially now that the killer’s focus appears to have zeroed in on Kendra.