Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Ivory Wild (Lady Elizabeth Tullos)

New Indie Book Release:
Ivory Wild - Lady Elizabeth Tullos
Action / Adventure (194 pages - July 2014)

Ivory Wild is an high-action novel full of adventure, that highlights the current problems that Africa faces on a daily basis. Events in the book are taken from actual headlines of newspapers and online news from Africa and around the world such as, hundreds of young girls being kidnapped at one time with no laws in place to protect them.

"Oh this is a delightful book. I loved it. The story line is gripping and held me from the start. The character are outstanding and so well suited for this book.Charlotte is amazing and genuine. [...]" - Reader Review

About the Book

Ivory Wild (Lady Elizabeth Tullos)
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Charlotte Durach must survive the African wild and centuries-old, human violence to save her fiancé, protect endangered elephants and escape being sold into slavery or... worse.

A beautiful and brilliant, 2nd grade educator, Charlotte struggles to believe she is worthy of her fiancé, Zoologist, Quinn McRae, fifth born son of a mega-wealthy and highly respected West Texas ranching family and determined to overcome a paralyzing fear of large animals, the result of a cattle-roundup accident that took her grandfather's life, she embarks on an environmental mission to Lake Chad, Africa with Catholic Relief Services to experience the wildlife...from afar.

Quinn, traveling to Chad with the same group, leaves Lake Chad and Charlotte to study the endangered elephants near Zakouma National Park, where he is kidnapped by the ruthless ivory poacher Abukar Kabadi.

Horrified when she sees first-hand the atrocity of ivory poaching, the senseless slaughter of elephants for nothing more than greed, Charlotte wages a one-woman war against Abukar Kabadi for Quinn’s survival and to protect the elephants.

About the Author

Author Lady Elizabeth Tullos
Author Lady Elizabeth Tullos
Like her characters, Lady Elizabeth Tullos is an adventurer. At age 60 she took a year to drive from Boston to Los Angeles with only her dogs and an inquisitive nature. She walked all over Greece with a broken toe, and regularly enjoys ghost hunting. These are journeys that give her inspiration.

Dubbed Lady Elizabeth of the Orange Purse by her friend and mentor, Eva Shaw PhD. Lady E, was recently tiarafied by her sister, who in her infinite wisdom saw the need for a crown of enlightenment. Lady E, having been a real estate goddess for thirty odd years, proclaimed the crown a fit.

She likes to write in the warm winters of South Texas and the cool summers of mountainous, Western New Mexico. That is, when her doggies, three Bichons and a fifty pound, blonde sweetheart, allow it. They try to help with the writing, but they really don’t type very well.

As a confirmed chocoholic and Ancient Alien and NCIS aficionado, Lady E squeezes in time to write everyday. She posts to her blog at least three times a week and reads until she can’t keep her eyes open any longer.

Connect with Lady Elizabeth Tullos via Facebook
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Indie Book Release: The Other Side of Someday (Carey Heywood)

New Indie Book Release:
The Other Side of Someday - Carey Heywood
Contemporary Romance (320 pages - July 2014)

The Other Side of Someday follows what happens to Courtney Grayson after a decidedly terrible day. She learns that even when things seem to be at their worst, a simple kindness may blossom into unexpected possibilities.

"More than incredible and better than fabulous... Thank you Carey for another page turner." - Reader Review

About the Book

The Other Side of Someday (Carey Heywood)
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Falling in love?

Courtney Grayson has been there, done that.

Men, who needs them? Love wasn’t everything she thought it would be. This time around, she’s doing things differently. She hasn’t sworn off men for good; she just isn’t interested in settling. Trusting someone with her heart again? Someday, but not today.

Falling in love?

Sorry, Clay Bradshaw is not the guy for you.

He’s never been in love and he doesn’t see it happening. Hooking up can be fun, but more often than not, women are a distraction he doesn’t need. He’s a busy man, and doesn’t have time to date, let alone fall in love. Will someone ever change that? There’s always a chance, someday.

Life doesn’t always go as planned, and love may find them both on the other side of someday.

About the Author

Author Carey Heywood
Author Carey Heywood

Carey Heywood is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with six books out and many more to come.

She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Ever the mild-mannered citizen, Carey spends her days working in the world of finance, and at night, she retreats into the lives of her fictional characters.

Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.

Connect with Carey Heywood via Facebook
and Twitter: @Careylolo.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Featured Indie Book: One Chance, One Moment (Judith Kohnen)

One Chance, One Moment (Judith Kohnen)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Romance Novel One Chance, One Moment by Judith Kohnen.

One Chance, One Moment is a humorous, surprising and deeply emotional story of love found by two special people – love built on chances one must sometimes take, but sometimes give as well. Each moment becomes nourished by the faith of one woman, and eventually, by the dream of one man.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon, CreateSpace, and B&N and is available as eBook and Paperback - 368 pages - released in June 2014.

About the Book

Renowned singer/musician Garry Danzlo has decided to live a life of seclusion after a debilitating accident destroys his musical career. Guilt-ridden and stubborn, he wants no part of the holistic nurse his sister has hired to rehabilitate him. He’s determined to get rid of her; she’s determined to stay.

Spunky, fun-loving Amanda Fields, widowed after a loveless marriage, is on a mission for love. More than anything in the world, she wants to adopt an eight-year-old, wheelchair-bound boy named Robbie. When her chance arrives that will provide her with sufficient funds for the adoption, there’s nothing to stop her from accomplishing the temporary job in Colorado. But what she has to contend with is far more than just a difficult patient. Unexpected obstacles are suddenly out of her control. The least of her worries is falling for yet another man who doesn’t love her back.

One Chance, One Moment (Judith Kohnen)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Kohnen shrewdly incorporates a multitude of plot points to create narrative momentum. Amid the drama that surrounds the lovers, Kohnen keeps her storyline light by interweaving many scenes filled with comical conversational banter -- which creates an incessant tension between Garry and Amanda, amorously delectable love scenes, and juxtaposing these lighter sides with the diabolical plans to keep them apart ...ONE CHANCE, ONE MOMENT is a creative, light-hearted yet riveting story that is not your ordinary love story, and is destined to be a romantic classic" - Anita Lock

- "This book was AMAZING! I was absolutely consumed by it and couldn't put it down until I finished! It made me laugh with its quirky, witty humor as well as cry with its tender, romantic moments. It inspires one to take chances in life and love and to move forward with hope and faith. It's definitely a MUST READ!" - Alexis Wingfield

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Crossroads Serenade (Laurie Adair Grove)

Crossroads Serenade (Laurie Adair Grove)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Women's Fiction Crossroads Serenade by Laurie Adair Grove.

Crossroads Serenade is about a young woman from a hard-scrabble background who discovers, throughout her long, difficult first year back in her hometown after a five year absence, that her close-knit circle of friends is so much more like family than her real family ever was.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 288 pages - released in July 2012.

The eBook is on Sale for a limited time: Only 99 Cents (Click here!)

About the Book

After high school tragedy forced Meredith to move to Oregon, but five years later, a dear friend passes away and leaves his business—a restaurant, bar and hotel called The Serenade, to her in his will. Meredith isn’t sure she should go home. For one thing, she has never run a business before and doesn’t want to fail in the business her friend spent decades building up. For another thing, she’s still afraid of her abusive former stepfather, Raymond, and she has no idea where and when he might turn up or what he might still be capable of. But there is someone there she hopes she will see, and that is Pete—who broke off their engagement over circumstances that neither of them could control.

She ultimately decides to move back home, and returns in the summer with her five year old son, Grant. It isn’t long after the grand re-opening of The Serenade that she actually does run into Pete. But there is a very long, difficult road ahead of Meredith, Pete and Grant, that nobody could have foreseen. A road that, without the undying support of a circle of steadfast friends would have been impossible to travel.

Crossroads Serenade (Laurie Adair Grove)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] Couldn't put it down! Glad to finally see a romance book that doesn't go to far in the bedroom. Can't wait for the next one!" - Ina L. Grove

- "[...] Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Always something going on all at the same time. Loved reading it." - Doris Kerlin

- "I enjoyed reading this book from the moment I picked it up. Great story line, easy and interesting read. Really glad I chose this book to read. I am looking forward to more books from this author. I highly recommend this to everyone." - JiggyJ (Amazon)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New Indie Book Release: The Pink Victorian (Laurie Adair Grove)

New Indie Book Release:
The Pink Victorian - Laurie Adair Grove
Women’s Fiction (272 pages - June 2014)

In The Pink Victorian, the main character and others are reminded through tragedy and triumph of the importance of trusting and taking care of each other, and the amazing power of forgiveness.

"The Pink Victorian was an unexpected pleasure for me to read. This is a great book by a great writer! I would highly suggest reading this book." - Reader Review

About the Book

The Pink Victorian (Laurie Adair Grove)
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The Pink Victorian, sequel to Crossroads Serenade, joins Meredith in her third year of ownership of The Serenade—a restaurant, bar and hotel she was left by a dear friend in her hometown of Crossroads, Montana.

It hasn’t been all joy and happiness, but at least business is good, her home life is peaceful, and her circle of friends is strong and growing.

Meredith feels like she has come into her own, and that life seems pretty good. Suddenly, though, a dark shadow from the past shows up—one she didn’t think she’d ever have to deal with again.

One that could easily cause the foundation of Meredith’s world to come crashing down.

On Sale for a limited time: Only 99 Cents!

Friday, August 22, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Combust (Tessa Teevan)

New Indie Book Release:
Combust (The Wellingtons) - Tessa Teevan
Contemporary Romance (296 pages - August 2014)

With witty banter and fun humor, the romance in Combust will give you butterflies, the chemistry and attraction are sizzling and irresistible, and you'll be smiling until the very end.

"This is the fifth book I've read by Tessa, and I can honestly say, she continues to deliver fabulous stories with just the right amount of steam and each book boyfriend is better than the last." - Reader Review

About the Book

Combust (Tessa Teevan)
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After years of being called a tease and then being labeled the Virgin Queen, Andi Kane decides that when she goes off to college, she's ready to ditch the labels. She's grabbing the bull by its horns and riding as wild as she can.

Fate must be smiling on her the night she meets Cohen Wellington, the cute boy-next-door and fellow music lover. Their connection is instant, and as the night progresses, she knows she's found The One. doesn't go exactly the way she had planned it. And even though she can't get him off her mind, some humiliations are just too much to overcome. She walks away, never planning to see him again.

Three years and a whole lot of experience later, Andi and Cohen are suddenly drawn together again, and it doesn't take long before it's clear their connection is stronger than ever.

Fate. Destiny. Kismet. Whatever you want to call it, these two fall hard and fall fast. Their love burns hot, but when their plans for the future seem to move in two different directions, will it be enough to sustain the flames, or will the fire consume them, their relationship combusting before their very eyes?

Sometimes love comes quickly without question, without hesitation, and without fear. But this kind of love is once in a lifetime, and sometimes you just have to ask yourself, can it really last?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Summer Letters (by Dan Petermeier)

Summer Letters (Dan Petermeier)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Romantic Drama / Romance Summer Letters by Dan Petermeier.

Summer Letters is a romantic drama novel with a faith based element. This novel was inspired from real-life events. During an adventure-filled summer, will one letter bring two people together or force them to say goodbye - forever?

The Book has been published via Tate Publishing and Enterprises and is available as eBook and Paperback - 430 pages - released in October 2013.

About the Book

After a series of relationships including one that breaks his heart and crushes his spirit, the protagonist, twenty-year-old, Liam Roberts, is introduced to a sexy young woman from a wealthy family. Still recovering from the sting of past relationships, he is afraid to let her get too close to him. Liam questions everything about his life and wonders if he is on the right path or if God has other plans for him. A romantic young man, Liam hopes that he won't have to search forever to find his soul mate.

The flirty and affectionate young woman is virtually everything Liam ever dreamed about and as spring turns to summer, she waves her way into his life and his heart. But then an unexpected letter arrives in the mail and Liam's summer takes a turn he never imagined.

Will one letter bring two people together or force them to say goodbye - forever?

Summer Letters (Dan Petermeier)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "It is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It pulled at your heart from start to finish. The story had you laughing at time, and brought you to tears the next. I highly recommend this book! " - Kara Welch

- "In the book Summer Letters, Dan Petermeier creatively illustrates how a simple leap of faith can lead to something more than you ever could have imagined. Something as insignificant as a letter, could lead to a bond that lasts a lifetime.[...]" - Kim Von Deylen

- "An outstanding story about faith and love. The substance and wholesomeness of this story was enjoyable to read, beginning to end. Looking forward to reading more from this author." - Kelly (Amazon)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Indie Book Release: The Crisis of Our Time (Dr. John Carvalho)

New Indie Book Release:
The Crisis of Our Time - John Carvalho
Autobiography / Philosophy / Science / Political History (372 pages - July 2014)

The Crisis of Our Time challenges conventional human wisdom regarding world problems and human psychology. It is a nonfiction autobiography that uses a unique, literary artistry to convey its important topics and has earned its author, John Carvalho, an AIMA “Best Literary Writer” Nomination.

About the Book

The Crisis of Our Time (Dr. John Carvalho)
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Dr. John Carvalho, former Harvard academician and winner of the United States National Research Service Award, is no stranger to the word crisis. As a scientist, scholar and statesman he has spent decades working on the front lines of biomedical and theoretical exploration, global health, and the worldwide, human rights movement.

The Crisis of Our Time is the astonishing, partial memoir and discourse regarding his life’s career and philosophy concerning the planet’s most pressing problems. Written in a way accessible to everyone, Carvalho, beginning with his passionate, poetic, and provocative first chapter, challenges us to discover that the disastrous, external crises of our lives emanate from the unity of our conscious and subconscious experiences. Indeed, the great troubles afflicting humanity—war, infectious disease, economic recession, terrorism, family discord, psychological trauma, human rights violations—dilemmas that appear unsolvable, actually originate when—without truthful self-reflection—we glorify mediocrity rather than strive to excel.

Employing cutting-edge, scientific information; keen, historical insight; extensive, cultural experience; and profound, philosophical analysis; Carvalho dissects our crises to elucidate why they perpetuate. In so doing, he introduces his theory of “causal circular systems” to reveal how causes feed off and exacerbate effects, which, in turn, reinforce those same causes. Furthering his views, he explores global health, the example par excellence, as well as economics, political history, planetary climate change, and the most central crisis of all—Being or Nothingness—the fears of the Self—the dread of our mortality.

Ultimately, this short but eye-opening book creates epic meaning while using an artistic, literary style that is virtually unseen in nonfiction. Anyone who genuinely seeks excellence over mediocrity, truth over falsity, meaning over purposelessness, and resolution over despair should read Crisis.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Her Dom (A.D. Justice)

Her Dom (A.D. Justice)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Romantic Suspense / Adult Romance Novel Her Dom (Dominic Powers) by A.D. Justice.

You may think you know how a Dom should behave, but Her Dom will show you the true nature of one. He loves and cherishes his sub, from the pedestal he put her on, from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. He is Her Dom.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon, B &N, Kobo, and Others and is available as eBook - 414 pages - released in July 2014.

About the Book

My name is Dominic Powers. My software engineering company, DPS, is one of the top 500 companies in the world. Conducting a search for my Personal Assistant brought an unexpected candidate straight to me.

I knew she was different as soon as she walked into my high-rise office. She exuded innocence and inexperience.
Those are two things in a woman that normally don’t attract me, but I am apparently making an exception for her. She’s young and delicate – and I’m afraid she won’t make it in my world.
But the carnal man I’ve kept hidden deep inside me says I have to try.

She is my Sophia Vasco.

I am Her Dom.

Her Dom (A.D. Justice)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "This book was amazingly brilliant, A.D had me sucked in from the beginning and with every twist and turn it kept me on the edge of my seat. As usual I could not pick where the story was going but I loved how the story played out [...]" - Dainer81 (Amazon)

- "What I love most about Justice's writing is while she creates a great romance story and strong characters the plot always keeps you guessing. There is no fluff in these pages just meat! LOVE THIS! [...]" - Jasmine Cardi

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Serenade-A Mermaid Tale (Mari Bianca)

New Indie Book Release:
Serenade: A Mermaid Tale - Mari Bianca
Fantasy / Fairy-Tale (236 pages - June 2014)

Serenade: A Mermaid Tale is a retelling and re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. It is set the year before he originally wrote the tale, and serves as his inspiration for having written it. To that end, Hans Andersen is actually a character.

"This book is a light and easy read, and appeals to all ages. A dazzling twist to the classic tale. Praise for Serenade" - Reader Review

About the Book

Serenade-A Mermaid Tale (Mari Bianca)
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17-year-old mermaid Sirenia doesn’t belong in her world. When she gets the opportunity to rise to the surface for the first time, she quickly realises what’s missing her whole life, and she’s prepared to sacrifice everything to have it.

Princess Sirenia knows that something is missing from her life. The only problem is, she has no idea what it is. As the last-born daughter of the sea king, Siri is more excited than any of her older sisters to come of age, for this is the time when a mer is truly free to explore not only their own world, but the world above: Humanland.

With each passing year, Sirenia’s older sisters each rise to the surface, marvelling at the wonders of the unknown world. But when each returns, she agrees that the true wonders lie below. But not Siri, for when she rises to the surface, she encounters a human ship, and a handsome prince. She cannot tear her eyes away from either, something igniting inside her that she didn’t even know was there, until a terrible storm rages across the Ocean, and the ship that is carrying her prince is wrecked. She saves him before he sinks to the depths, and takes him back to his own land.

For the month that follows, Siri is heartbroken that she can no longer find her prince, and even more frustrated that there are so many places on Humanland that she cannot go. Then, one day while exploring a trench, her luck changes. She encounters a beast that knows of her heart’s pain, and can help her get to her prince. She follows the creature down to the deepest part of the ocean, where she meets a witch who can give her legs, for a price. In exchange for the ability to walk on land, the princess must first give something up: her voice.

The princess strikes a deal with the evil hag, and rises to the surface with a month to make the prince fall in love with her. But the prince is fairly distracted, for the sleepy seaside village that borders the palace has grown restless, and a string of mysterious disappearances causes havoc in the town. The villagers are looking for answers, and the prince has promised to give them. There’s only one problem; the villagers think a hell-beast is responsible for their calamities, and they’re out for blood.

It’s not just Humanland that has grown restless. The tides are changing and the power of the Guardian Line has been corrupted. Sirenia soon learns that her sisters, father and their entire kingdom are in grave danger. The problem is, the Ocean doesn’t seem to want to let Siri back in. Stuck on land and becoming the object of the villagers’ suspicions, Sirenia has to find a way to save not only the entire Ocean, but the humans on land as well. What she doesn’t know is just how powerful she really is, and as soon as she learns to control her emotions and channel this power, she will become something with more strength than both worlds have combined.