Saturday, March 28, 2015

Featured Indie Book: Saving Ben (Ashley Farley)


Saving Ben (Ashley Farley)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Women's Fiction Saving Ben by Ashley Farley.

Saving Ben is a haunting tale of love and loyalty and family relationships. Anger management, substance abuse, and mental illness.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 240 pages - released in January 2014.




About the Book

A boy, his sister, and her psychotic roommate.

A New Year’s Eve party, a missing person, and a single set of footprints in the snow.

Life is sweet for Katherine Langley, a first-year student at the University of Virginia. She is finally free from the drama of her parents’ dysfunctional marriage and ready to focus on studying to become a nurse. Her brother, Ben, belongs to the hottest fraternity on campus, and her roommate, Emma, is beautiful and charming, a party girl whose answer for a hangover is happy hour. She is also psychopath.

When OCD Ben succumbs to Emma’s charms and falls dangerously off-track, Katherine must save her brother from himself.

From the UVA campus to a cozy cottage on Carter’s Creek, Saving Ben is a haunting tale of love and loyalty and family relationships. Anger management, substance abuse, and mental illness.

Saving Ben (Ashley Farley)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I don't give many books 5 stars. This one caught my interest and held it throughout. I was several chapters into it and I still didn't know what it was going to be about or where it was going. I just knew the story had me and I didn't want to quit. The author stuck to the story without out getting "side-tracked." Basic story set in college with a brother and sister at the same school. Her roommate ends up being her brothers girlfriend and they both end up regretting it. She calculating, manipulating, and pure trouble." - Kate Moore

- "This truly was a haunting tale of friendship and loyalty and all of the things that can go wrong in between. I loved the relationship between Katherine and Ben! Reading about a brother and sister being so incredibly close was refreshing and sweet. Their relationship was strong until Katherine's roommate in college, Emma, entered the picture. Ashley did a phenomenal job of creating the character of Emma. She was sweet, obsessive, scary, and revengeful all wrapped up in a pretty package. I went in thinking this would be another college love story, but I couldn't have been more wrong.[...]" - Angela McLaurin

- "Very good book!!! It is now 4:30a.m. as I finish this book which should give you a clue as to just how good it is!! I kept trying to finish it tomorrow but the plot is twisty and just plain hard to put down." - M. Long

- "Well written and moves along at a good pace, keeping my interest. Great picture of the life of a family when a brother and sister go off to college together and the challenges they experience both separately and together. Also illustrates how a family copes with tragedy and how it affects them.
I have never read anything by this author, but would definitely read another of her novels. You won't be disappointed with this book!"
- Cheryl F. Davis


About the Author

Author Ashley Farley
Author Ashley Farley
Ashley Farley is a wife and mother of two college-age children. She grew up in the salty marshes of South Carolina, but now lives in Richmond, Virginia, a city she loves for its history and traditions.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save. SAVING BEN is not a memoir, but a story about the special bond between siblings.

When she's not writing on her next novel, Her Sister's Shoes, scheduled for release in July of 2015, she can be found book blogging at www.chroniclesofavidreaders.com.





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Friday, March 27, 2015

Featured Indie Book: Wait for Morning (Nicole Edwards)


Wait for Morning (Nicole Edwards)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Romantic Suspense Wait for Morning by Nicole Edwards.

Wait for Morning (Sniper 1 Security) focuses around two families and the adventures, danger, and romance that comes along with being in the private security business and dealing with high profile clients and the danger that follows them.

The Book has been self-published via Nicole Edwards, SL Independent Publishing, LLC and will be made available as eBook, Paperback, and Audiobook - 454 pages - Release-Date: April 7th 2015. Now available on pre-order sale. Click here to find out more!

"This Book will set your e-reader on fire!"


About the Book

Trace Kogan will go to any length to protect those who need protecting. That is the business he is in; the business his father, Casper Kogan, started with Bryce Trexler more than thirty-five years ago. Trace spends day and night eliminating threats to clients, so when the danger hits too close to home, he won’t let anything come between him and the woman who desperately needs his help.

His fear… the physical reaction he has to Marissa may pose a bigger danger than the ghost that they find themselves up against.

Marissa Trexler has spent the last twelve months of her life in hiding, tucked away in one safe house after another for her own protection. The threat to her is real even if the reason is still unknown. Strangely, whoever is after her seems to find her no matter where she goes, leading her family to believe it’s an inside job.

So when the decision is made that Trace will provide personal protection, she can’t say no, even if being close to him adds another level of danger… and this one is to her heart.

Wait for Morning (Nicole Edwards)
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"Nicole Edwards writes characters that are so lovable, complex, and sexy that you feel like you'll just go up in flames when they finally get together."

Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Indie Book Release: The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest (Donna Friess)


New Indie Book Release:
The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest - Donna Friess
Psychological Fiction / Romance (295 pages)

The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest: Shelby’s son who was given up at birth finds her. She had never told her husband. Drama, secret keeping, ptsd, psychology, War in Iraq, Indigenous people, redemption, a mother’s love are central themes of this gripping drama.

About the Book

The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest (Donna Friess)
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Lovely 53 year-old SHELBY FORREST buckles her seat belt and closes her eyes as the airplane fills with passengers. She gulps some breaths of fusty air and tries to calm herself from the crippling anxiety that has consumed her since the life altering telephone call of the week before

With a fisted knot twisting her stomach, she forces her head into the headrest, trying to chill out. Her brain scans the years and the pain of cobbling together a life in the wake of her devastating loss. In a roller coaster ride of events, the pressure from keeping her old secret soon blooms into acute symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

This beautifully crafted, poignant story takes the reader on a journey through one woman’s experience as she struggles to come to terms with her life choices. Coping with loss, moving forward, and the social issues of the 1950’s-1970’s surrounding the controversy regarding an adoptee’s right to know vs. a mother’s right to privacy, are central themes to this captivating drama. Set in 2005 against a backdrop of the War in Iraq, the action packed plot makes this psychological fiction hard to put down.

Readers describe this psychological drama as “stunning” with well developed characters and an intriguing and suspenseful plot.

The book received Honorable Mention in the International Pacific Rim Festival of Books, in Hawaii, this month.




About the Author

Author Donna Friess
Author Donna Friess
Donna Friess, retired college professor, holds a doctorate in psychology. She is a life coach, grief counselor, and an activist for children’s rights. She was nominated for the American President’s Service Award. She is a long time member of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime, Technical Training and Advisory Council.

Donna Friess’ story of being forced to take legal action to stop her father from continuing to sexually abuse his four year-old granddaughter, reached 50 million people worldwide. With appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and others, her autobiography, Cry the Darkness, (1993 Health Communications), became a best seller, printed in seven languages. Dr. Friess is a Professor, Emeritus, psychology. She is an expert in recovery from trauma.

She has authored six books, and is a member TTAC (Technical Training and Advisory Consortium) through the Office of Victims of Crime, U.S. Justice Dept., she was nominated for the American President’s Service Award, and is listed in Who’s Who in America, Great Teachers, Who’s Who in the World. She and her husband Ken, enjoy an active life with their eleven grandchildren, their horses and dogs.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Featured Indie Book: Chocolates in the Ocean (Eva O'Reilly)


Chocolates in the Ocean (Eva O'Reilly)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Women's Fiction Chocolates in the Ocean by Eva O'Reilly.

Chocolates in the Ocean is a trip to a tranquil world filled with good food, good company and yet very intense emotions. Anne is a strong, independent character with a great desire for happiness but still emotionally tied to her complicated relationship.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and iBooks and is available as eBook - 380 pages - released in December 2014.


About the Book

When Anne learns that her lover is marrying someone else after thirteen years of broken promises, she knows she cannot possible stay in Copenhagen and risk running into the happy couple. Fleeing to the small island of Langeland, Anne impulsively buys herself an enormous house whose renovations she hopes will keep her mind off her lost love. But since their last night together had unforeseen consequences, will he ever really be gone?

Can she bring herself to tear his new life apart by telling him he is going to be a father?

As Anne begins to turn her new home into a boutique hotel for women going through break-ups, romance slowly blossoms between her and Alexander, the young musician working on her roof. Haunted by her past, Anne tries hard to let herself believe in his promises for the future.

But can the tranquil new life she has created for herself really drive out the man she has loved for all these years?

Chocolates in the Ocean (Eva O'Reilly)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Awesome book. Just couldn't put it down. Looking forward to more by this author." - Miss E. Warner

- "A fantastic debut- full of beautiful, thoughtful descriptions, believable characters and a satisfying ending! Highly recommended for all lovers of romance and fiction." - Amy Lynch

- "Read this book within 2 days. What a page turner, I couldn't put it down! And what an ending [...]" - Nikki Graham

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Indie Book Release: Shattered Lives (Joseph Lewis)


New Indie Book Release:
Shattered Lives (The Lives Trilogy) - Joseph Lewis
Mystery / Thriller (370 pages - March 2015)

Shattered Lives is a thriller/mystery that features adolescents as main characters placed in a series of complicated and dangerous situations and circumstances and yet, through courage, determination, resilience, and resourcefulness, they find their way to safety with the help of FBI and police.


About the Book

Shattered Lives (Joseph Lewis)
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The FBI thought the boys were safe.

So did their parents.

So did the hospital staff.

That is, until people began dying. More than a hundred arrest warrants were served and members of the human trafficking ring were arrested, but six dangerous men escaped and go into hiding.

They vow revenge on those who forced them to run.






Monday, March 23, 2015

Featured Indie Book: Finding Claire Fletcher (Lisa Regan)


Finding Claire Fletcher (Lisa Regan)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Mystery/Suspense Novel Finding Claire Fletcher by Lisa Regan.

"Author Regan keeps the tension alive from the first page. Her psychological insight into her characters make the story as intriguing as it is real as today's headlines. This is a well-written and thought-provoking novel that will keep you riveted until the conclusion." - Suspense Magazine

The Book has been self-published via Sapphire Star Publishing and is available as eBook and Paperback - 430 pages.


About the Book

Newly divorced and with his career in jeopardy, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a beautiful woman he meets at a bar. The next morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving nothing behind but an address and a decade-old mystery. The address leads to the Fletcher family home where Claire’s siblings inform Connor that their fifteen-year-old sister was abducted from a city street ten years ago and is presumed dead.

During those ten years, Claire endured the cruel torture and depravity of the man who abducted her. Paralyzed by fear and too ashamed to return to her family, Claire is resigned to her life as Lynn, the identity her abductor forced upon her. Every time she attempts escape or betrays him in the smallest way, someone dies. Even now, her clandestine run-in with Connor Parks may have put his life at risk, as well as the lives of her family.

Connor is convinced that not only is Claire Fletcher alive, but that she is also the woman he met at the bar. Driven to see her again, he begins his own investigation, off the clock and without the police department's consent. He is determined to find her and unravel the mystery of her abduction and odd reemergence. But finding Claire Fletcher proves more dangerous than he anticipates. In fact, it may be deadly.

Finding Claire Fletcher (Lisa Regan)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Finding Claire Fletcher is a special kind of read. Brutally honest, well-written, gripping - a real page-turner. This is what I like about discovering unknown authors and giving them a try. You are often pleasantly surprised and want more. This is not your normal kind of crime thriller and detective novel. This is something more, something unique. Lisa Regan has created something special with this novel. If you are hooked on suspense this will not disappoint." - Cindy Vine

- "The story of a kidnapped girl is not new to us, and yet Lisa Regan delivers a novel that's powerful and fresh, giving Claire a unique voice that leaps off the page. Even though parts were extremely difficult to read, I kept turning the pages into the wee hours of the night, because I couldn't let Claire go without knowing how it was all going to end." - Jenny (Amazon)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Indie Book Release: A Woman's Touch (Delaney Foster)


New Indie Book Release:
A Woman's Touch - Delaney Foster
Adult Romance (240 pages - March 2015)

A Woman's Touch is the story of Heidi Lemaire, a local business owner in New Orleans with a past that has her keeping all the men in her life at arm's length. This includes a hot kick boxer named Alex who throws a major kink in her plan, in more ways than one.


About the Book

A Woman's Touch (Delaney Foster)
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Fate finds Heidi in the office of US Senator, Nick Knight, who has a few commitment issues of his own.

The sexual chemistry between them is undeniable, no matter how hard they both try to fight it. But there are other forces, beyond just the physical, pulling them together whether they realize it or not.

Nick is the calm to Heidi's ever growing storm and Heidi is his kryptonite.

No matter how much Nick may think he is in control, his need for Heidi is beyond anything he can fathom. From her battle to keep her son in her life, to fighting the powers that be from taking her business away, Heidi is determined to take all of life's curve balls and knock them out of the park.

And she's got the spunk to do it. All she needs to do is to stick to the plan...



Saturday, March 21, 2015

New Indie Book Release: The Shoes Come First (Janet Leigh)


New Indie Book Release:
The Shoes Come First: A Jennifer Cloud Novel - Janet Leigh
Romantic Comedy (286 pages - February 2015)

The Shoes Come First has a different twist for a time travel romance. It is a romantic comedy and a murder mystery rolled into one. It has a broad age range target and will appeal to readers age 18+.


About the Book

The Shoes Come First (Janet Leigh)
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Jennifer Cloud leads a fairly normal life in Sunnyside, Texas until a birthday present from her great aunt sends her to Scotland. In the year 1568. There she meets a charming Scottish rogue who introduces her to a world of time traveling, mysterious keys, a cast of dysfunctional characters, and the top-secret association that makes the rules.

But when villains who will stop at nothing to acquire every last time traveling key for themselves, start messing with Jennifer’s family, she finds herself in a race against time to retrieve her key and save herself and her family.

Time traveling to Scotland, New York City and even pre-indoor plumbing Texas. The Shoes Come First has a little sex, a little violence, and a whole bunch of drama that sees its fearless heroine chasing after villains and the men chasing after her.



Friday, March 20, 2015

Featured Indie Book: Inferno (Kathryn Kelly)


Inferno (Kathryn Kelly)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: New Adult / Rockstar Romance Inferno by Kathryn Kelly.

Inferno (Phoenix Rising Rock Band Book) tells the darker side of a rock band. This is the story of the Phoenix Rising Rock Band and the secret relationship and the destruction of their band-leader's life. Secrets have a way of revealing themselves in the harshest way.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 334 pages - released in March 2015.


About the Book

I’m a rocker with the eyes of the world on me. Waiting for my triumph or my downfall... just waiting.

Most of my life is in my hands. My destiny? That’s another story. My destiny isn’t as debt free.

My band, Phoenix Rising, arrives in Houston to cut a new album. Before we perform our first concert in the city and I choose my groupies of the night, I’m thrust into debauchery. Sleeping with a gorgeous woman twenty years older than me has its perks, especially when her husband orchestrated the encounter and eagerly watches. To me, performing is performing. If a man wants to share his wife, who am I to stop him?

Unfortunately for me, I don’t make a clean getaway as I leave the McCall mansion. Georgie, their sixteen-year-old daughter, is in the midst of her own intrigue, sneaking home in the middle of the night after an evening of drugs and sex with her older brother’s best friend. In her, I see me. She’s lost and drifting. Her hedonistic parents insist she’s old enough to make her own decisions. Instead of time and love, they give her money and things.

I’m a twenty-five-year old international superstar and I know better. I’m cocky and arrogant. I know it so I own it. Somehow, I’ve always bested the fates. I have all to lose—my reputation, my career, and my freedom. Her mother’s jealousy forces my hand and I take Georgie on the tour.

This is our story and our secret relationship and the destruction of my life. You know the adage about secrets? Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Wise words from a wise man. If only I had listened. Secrets have a way of revealing themselves in the harshest way.

Inferno (Kathryn Kelly)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] Loved the clearly marked POV's because it gave me an insight into how all this revenge and hate corrupts and changes people. One person slid slowly into madness. Sloan's thoughts and feelings about his band's lifestyle, the crippling secrets among his family members, the insecurities and feelings of powerlessness of Georgia's inner world all provide amazing insights into minds distorted and twisted by negative thought energy. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review and I am so thankful to have experienced the work of a Master Book Weaver. Five Stars." - Dee Archer

- "What a roller coaster ride of emotions! [...] Georgie is a damaged young lady who is just trying to escape her reality. What happens when she comes upon her favorite rock star, Sloane! Sloane sees the damaged young lady and something sparks in him to help her out, Sloane has his own demons though and a secret he doesn't want Georgie to find out about. Will they be able to save one another? Will they find love? What will happen when Sloane's secret is revealed? Don't miss out on this heart wrenching story!" - Shannon Burdsall

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Featured Indie Book: Dark Indiscretions - Seer Destined (Shakuita Johnson)


Dark Indiscretions - Seer Destined (Shakuita Johnson)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Paranormal Thriller Seer Destined by Shakuita Johnson.

Seer Destined (Dark Indiscretions) is a paranormal thriller with twisted love stories, lies, secrets, and betrayals around every corner...

The Book has been self-published via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iBooks and is available as eBook and Paperback - 270 pages - released in March 2015.


About the Book

Three destinies entwined since the beginning of time…

James Johnston, ruthless, evil, Mystic, is not looking for love. In fact, the only things keeping him going are revenge, obsession, and an ancient Prophecy. He’s back from the Hell his niece sent him to for the second time and is ready to make her immortal life miserable. He also has a daughter to mold and an ancient Prophecy to fulfill. He wants everything to burn and die around him. He feels no love, no loyalty—only rage. Yet, one action sprouts several reactions and before long, he may lose complete control over his own fate. But not to worry, he has a plan…

Alexander Carvanis, Mooyer. Legacy. After his occult upbringing, he only knows one thing: kill anything that has been labeled "Tarnished" by the Mooyer Society, led by his father. He is obsessed with one thought in his mind and it isn’t his own. The only things he’s ever known are what his father told him. He’s followed for years without question and it all comes tumbling down because of his blind obsession to bring down the one he never trusted. Five forbidden journals later and his whole life has changed. Now, the very person he set out to ruin is the only person he can trust not to kill him on sight…

Isobelle Mina, freak, or so she always thought. But there is more to her—so much more than she had ever dreamed possible. Secrets, lies, and betrayal threaten to push her over the edge. A destiny she isn't sure she wants and two men who are fated to be hers, if only they can see past their hatred…

Will these three overcome a vendetta thousands of years in the making, or will the wounds be too old to heal?

Dark Indiscretions - Seer Destined (Shakuita Johnson)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "It was one of the best books I've read in along time. I couldn't put it down, read the book in one sitting. Highly recommend!" - Annie (Amazon)

- "What a ride! So many twists! The other books in this series seem to focus mainly with the supernaturals. Seer Destined gives you the inside look into the Mooyer Society. Alexander Carvanis discovers some dark secrets within his family and the only person he can trust is Isobelle, but she has secrets of her own. Before you know it you are thrown deep into the world of all things Mooyers are against. James is back and crazy as ever. Everyone is on edge and trying to figure out everyone else's motive. Incredible story.[...] Must read!" - Kel Hawk

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Indie Book Release: Graceful Scars (Savannah Stewart)


New Indie Book Release:
Graceful Scars - Savannah Stewart
Contemporary Romance (300 pages - March 2015)

Graceful Scars shows how one person can come into your life and help you realize that there is strength and hope for a brighter future, even after the darkness life can throw at you.


About the Book

Graceful Scars (Savannah Stewart)
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Graceful, the word itself was instilled into Tegan Carter’s head at an early age, but anymore she feels far from graceful.

When her world is turned upside down she finds herself spiraling into the darkness without any light in sight, until Talon Fisher walks into her life.

Trying to find herself again, Tegan is faced with a dilemma she doesn’t want to encounter.

But will her scars keep her from allowing herself a second chance at a normal life, or will she continue to free fall into the darkness?




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Indie Book Release: JAX (Kelly Grendon)


New Indie Book Release:
JAX (Breaking the Declan Brothers) - Kelly Grendon
Adult Contemporary Romance (180 pages - March 2015)

JAX (Breaking the Declan Brothers) is an Adult Romance about three obstinate brothers and the daring women who break them.
“Some boys can get rough, some don’t always listen when you tell them to stop, and some boys, they’re just monsters. You gotta be careful who you play with [...]” - Jax Declan

About the Book

JAX (Kelly Grendon)
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I’m a tease, always have been. In my teens, Jax Declan tried to warn me about staying away from the bad boys. The only boy I ever wanted was Jax. But, no matter how much I tried to play with him, he rejected me.

I haven’t seen Jax Declan in years. A couple friends and I are going back to the Bayou for the summer.

A little older now, and a bit wiser, I’ve decided that I’m going to find my teenage crush and I’m going to break him. This summer Jax Declan will play with me.

But the closer I get and the more I learn about the reserved, discreet, and sexy Jax Declan.

Well, I’m starting to think that Jax Declan might just be one of those bad boys he tried to warn me about all those years ago.