Sunday, December 21, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Stolen Lives (Joseph Lewis)


Stolen Lives (Joseph Lewis)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Mystery / Thriller Stolen Lives by Joseph Lewis.

Stolen Lives (The Lives Trilogy) is a thriller on the topic of child abduction and the search for missing children. Based upon the author's work as a counselor and the research he did on the topic while working with a foundation for sexually exploited and missing children as an out-reach educator.

The Book has been published via True Visions Publications and is available as eBook & Paperback - 472 pages - released in November 2014.


About the Book

Three fourteen year old boys, Brett McGovern, Stephen Bailey and Michael Erickson are inextricably linked by abduction and murder.

Brett, who was abducted from Indianapolis, fears that his captors will decide to kill him. More recently, two boys from a Milwaukee, Wisconsin suburb, Stephen and Michael, have been abducted, and the detectives on the case know that if they are not found within 24 hours, any chance of finding them is remote and they will be gone forever. A fourth boy, George Tokay, a Navajo, holds a key piece to this puzzle and doesn’t realize it.

Pete Kelliher and his team of FBI agents from the Crimes Against Children Unit have been tracking the murders of children for the past two years. He believes that if they can find these two boys, they might find the answers to the questions that have been eluding them. He and his team race to find Stephen and Michael before they disappear forever. There isn’t much to go on, and each time he gets a break, potential witnesses are found dead. As Pete and his team investigate, the stories of these boys are like loose threads on a sweater: pull the wrong one and it unravels completely. Slowly, Pete comes to the realization that one or more members of his own team might be behind it all. There is injury and death, some of which is Pete’s fault and that causes him to question his effectiveness and his future.

Stolen Lives (Joseph Lewis)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Joseph Lewis has created a cast of characters that you grow to care about. Their story is filled with twists and turns that keep you reading. When the book ends you will be left anticipating the next one! This was a story I could not put down! [...]" - Elizabeth Nickolson

- "While reading this book your going to find yourself on an emotional roller coaster. You will love and admire the courage of the young boys and be appalled at what happens to them. Make no mistake this may be fiction but this happens everyday in this country and others, Read this then go hug your kids and find out what you can do to help others. " - Jeffrey Bruff

- "This was a well written book. Kept me riveted even when I had trouble with the content. Hard to accept the depravity that is present in our world. Hoping this helps expose and make people not be willing to allow these kinds of things to go on." - Sharon King

- "[...] Stolen Lives is fiction, but it reads like true-crime nonfiction, thanks to the author’s extensive research of the subject and his experience as a professional counselor of abused children. The staggering statistics on the number of vanished and murdered children that Lewis skillfully inserts into the narration give the novel a feeling of case study.
Stolen Lives reads as a stand-alone novel, but it is the first book in the trilogy. There is a prequel to it too, also published this year, titled Taking Lives, which introduces the main characters and depicts events transpiring two years earlier.
Strongly recommend."
- Nadezhda (Amazon)

- "The story is very compelling and Mr. Lewis does and excellent job of creating the world of his book. I don't want to give away too much of the story but the best part is the characters. Whether it was a tug at my heart by one of the boys or the revulsion I had for the men involved in the system, each of the people in the book brought an emotion out of me." - Amazon Customer


About the Author

Author Joseph Lewis
Author Joseph Lewis
Joseph Lewis is currently a high school principal, and former teacher, coach and counselor, having been in education for 38 years.

His first book, Taking Lives, is the prequel to his trilogy and introduces him to readers and readers to his trilogy. Based in part on fact and research, both Taking Lives and Stolen Lives are works of fiction, with Stolen Lives being the first book of his trilogy.

Lewis works to shed light on the horrible truth of child trafficking and child abduction that unfortunately takes place in our society. He is married and has three children, and lives in Virginia.




Links to the Author and the Book

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Link to the Paperback Stolen Lives on Amazon with Excerpt

Link to the eBook Stolen Lives on Amazon with Excerpt

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Every Woman Deserves an Accessory (Von Powell)


Every Woman Deserves an Accessory (Von Powell)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Adult Romantic Novel Every Woman Deserves an Accessory by Von Powell.

Every Woman Deserves an Accessory chronicles the experiences of a personal trainer and celebrity makeup artist, who mix business with pleasure, and are left to deal with the consequences of their actions.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon & CreateSpace and is available as eBook - 338 pages - released in November 2014.


About the Book

When Raquel Davis, a successful, but jaded makeup artist first heard about personal trainer Javier Vasquez, she wasn't interested. Her marriage was crumbling and her friendships were becoming destructive. Overweight and lacking confidence, Raquel wasn't ready or interested in meeting anyone new.

Fast forward five years. Raquel is eighty pounds slimmer with much more confidence in herself. She has ended her marriage and traded in the flash of a diamond ring for the flashbulbs of the red carpet. But, despite all her material and career success, she wants something more.

Raquel has survived heartbreak, handled single motherhood, and thrived in the world of fashion, but will she allow herself to take a chance on love again? Although she is now use to wearing diamonds only on her ears, perhaps Javier will be able to show Raquel an accessory or two that she’s been missing.

She knew what she wanted. She knew what she needed. But she had no idea what she deserved.

Every Woman Deserves an Accessory (Von Powell)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel! The characters are genuine, relatable and so well-developed. I can definitely see a little bit of myself in Raquel…the fact that she's a successful business woman was also really inspiring! The dialogue and story-telling really reel you in and, despite reading this over the busy Thanksgiving holiday, I found myself completely wrapped up in Raquel and Javier's journey and wanting to see what happens next. Overall, the book is funny, steamy, sexy and beautiful and I can't wait to see what this author has next!" - Carolina16 (Amazon)

Friday, December 19, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Gibson's Legacy (K.L. Shandwick)

New Indie Book Release:
Gibson's Legacy - K.L. Shandwick
Contemporary New Adult Romance (308 pages - December 2014)

Gibson's Legacy (Last Score) is not a straightforward rock romance but focuses on the love lives and relationships of the rock stars rather than just the excess.


About the Book

Gibson's Legacy (K.L. Shandwick)
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Gibson Barclay has been famous for almost seven years and he's only twenty four.

In the early days, Gibson Barclay is a no nonsense musician with a promiscuous lifestyle. He made no excuses for who he was or how he lived his life.

Chloe Jenner is a young college student with no real life experiences. Well aware of Gibson's lifestyle; she finds herself drawn to him, even though she would never give him the time of day due to his less than private displays with the ladies.

In a wild twist of fate, these two soul reunite and what ensues is a story that will most definitely make your heart race and take your breath away.





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Kissing The Scorpion (J.W. Tapper)


New Indie Book Release:
Kissing The Scorpion - J.W. Tapper
Contemporary Adult Romance (376 pages - November 2014)

Kissing The Scorpion (The Truth About Kate Hayes) is a love story all about knowing you shouldn't fall in love with someone, but doing it anyway. It's a journey of discovery, specifically the discovery that there's a big difference between love and sex, even if the sex is far and away the best you've ever had.

"Believable characters and settings, well written and amusing dialogue, a compelling romantic storyline and "something else" going on under the surface. Very entertaining erotic escapism that anyone who works in an office environment will instantly relate to. Recommended." - Reader Review

About the Book

Kissing The Scorpion (J.W. Tapper)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Dave Fletcher isn't obsessed with Kate Hayes, at least that's what he tells himself. She just happens to be the gorgeous blonde working at the opposite desk. There's one small problem: Kate is his manager. She's also old enough to be his mum.

Dave can't believe his luck when he and Kate are booked on the same work event at a plush hotel. He is absolutely certain that nothing is going to happen, but why risk disaster by giving his girlfriend more than the most plausibly vague details?

Kate is a lot of fun once they get out of the office and she has it all: the looks, the figure, a flashy car and a big, expensive house. She also has some intriguing rules for their trip together, and a very revealing evening dress.

But what do you really know about the person who sits opposite you every day at work? One thing is certain - Dave Fletcher is going to find out way more than he expected.

Provocative, steamy, with a wicked sense of humor. That's only part of the truth about Kate Hayes. How much more would you like to discover?




Saturday, December 13, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Ryley's Revenge (L.P. Dover)


Ryley's Revenge (L.P. Dover)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: New Adult Romantic Suspense Ryley's Revenge by L.P. Dover.

Ryley's Revenge (Gloves Off) is about second chances and about fighting for the ones you love. There are others who want to break Ryley and Ash apart, but their strength keep them together. Unfortunately, through many dangerous twists and turns, Ryley can only put up with so much before he's faced with a difficult decision... and only Ashleigh has the power to help him.

The Book has been self-published and is available as eBook and Paperback - 306 pages - released in December 2014.


About the Book

One girl. Three fighters. Two of them want her, but one wants his revenge.

UFC Middleweight fighter, Ryley Jameson, swore it would never happen again. He was done with his ex, and over the pain she’d inflicted when she left him. At least, that’s what he tells people. Maybe if he says it enough, he’ll begin to believe it himself.

Regretting her decision to let Ryley go, Ashleigh Warren comes back into town and confronts him. Holding only one secret back, she puts the rest on the line and asks for a second chance. Too bad he’s not going to let her off easy.

Camden Jameson loves his twin brother, but his jealousy runs deep. They may be identical in looks, but that’s where the similarities end. When Ashleigh comes back into Ryley’s life, Camden has the perfect opportunity for revenge. Two birds, one stone. A journey to the Dark Side affects them all, but only one will truly get their revenge. Only one will come out on top.

Ryley's Revenge (L.P. Dover)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] I highly recommend reading it! I was instantly wrapped up into the story of Ryley and Ashleigh. I love that L.P. writes such great romantic suspense and is able to spin it so well. She has created a MMA world that I would love to step in to and be able to get lost in. The characters and story line were developed perfectly. The romance in this book was flawless and it was definitely steamy, which I love! If you are looking for your next favorite book, this will definitely be it! " - Kim Walker

- "Wow!!! Ryley's Revenge is a story not soon forgotten. This book is filled with excitement from beginning to end. So many feelings to be felt. This is an intense book from beginning to end. I laughed, I cried and I LOVED it.[...]" - Stacie S. (Amazon)

- "Ryley's Revenge ranges from romance to heartache. Jaw dropping drama to tearful suspense." - Linnett (Amazon)

Friday, December 12, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Stolen Lives (Joseph Lewis)


New Indie Book Release:
Stolen Lives - Joseph Lewis
Thriller / Mystery (474 pages - November 2014)

Stolen Lives is a thriller on the topic of child abduction and the search for missing children. Based upon the author's work as a counselor and the research he did on the topic while working with a foundation for sexually exploited and missing children as an out-reach educator.

"While reading this book your going to find yourself on an emotional roller coaster. You will love and admire the courage of the young boys and be appalled at what happens to them." - Reader Review

About the Book

Stolen Lives (Joseph Lewis)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Three fourteen year old boys, Brett McGovern, Stephen Bailey and Michael Erickson are inextricably linked by abduction and murder. Brett, who was abducted from Indianapolis, fears that his captors will decide to kill him. More recently, two boys from a Milwaukee, Wisconsin suburb, Stephen and Michael, have been abducted, and the detectives on the case know that if they are not found within 24 hours, any chance of finding them is remote and they will be gone forever. A fourth boy, George Tokay, a Navajo, holds a key piece to this puzzle and doesn’t realize it.

Pete Kelliher and his team of FBI agents from the Crimes Against Children Unit have been tracking the murders of children for the past two years. He believes that if they can find these two boys, they might find the answers to the questions that have been eluding them. He and his team race to find Stephen and Michael before they disappear forever. There isn’t much to go on, and each time he gets a break, potential witnesses are found dead. As Pete and his team investigate, the stories of these boys are like loose threads on a sweater: pull the wrong one and it unravels completely. Slowly, Pete comes to the realization that one or more members of his own team might be behind it all. There is injury and death, some of which is Pete’s fault and that causes him to question his effectiveness and his future.



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Forever (Shyla Colt)


Forever (Shyla Colt)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary MC Romance Forever by Shyla Colt.

Forever (Wesson Rebels M.C.) features strong females, realism, and female point of views, in not just romance but MC Romance. Their world is harsh, unforgiving, and ugly. Even a rose can grow in concrete.

The Book has been published via Hot Ink Press and is available as eBook and Paperback - 161 pages - released in December 2014.


About the Book

Devastated by the death of his father in his arms, Dallas Wesson turns Nomad and hits the open road. He soon learns there’s a price to pay for freedom. The club is in danger of collapsing, and his woman has left with his son. With blood staining his hands, and demons haunting his nightmare he finds his hardest battle is with himself.

As the daughter of the Vice President, Cora entered her relationship with Dallas with eyes open. The sacrifices made always paled in comparison to the love and happiness she received. But things change and everyone has a limit of how much they can take. Close to breaking down, and lost in the maelstrom of the broken man she’s committed her life to, she’s forced to pull away to remain sane.

Together they will conquer the ghosts of the past and face the future as one, or go their separate ways.

Forever (Shyla Colt)
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Indie Author Interview: roadbloc


Indie Author Interview with roadbloc - Author of the Science Fiction Novel A Momentary Lapse of Reality.

roadbloc enjoys writing wacky science fiction stories. In 2012 he published his first book Vending Machine Lunch and has since written and released the first part of a trilogy called A Momentary Lapse of Reality in 2014.

Interview with roadbloc

Author roadbloc
Author roadbloc
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
roadbloc: For as long as I can remember I've always written stupid little stories on whatever computer was available in the house. My father worked a lot with technology when I was younger and a lot of different computers would always arrive that I could use until he decided they needed to be sold. Even though it was rare I'd be able to complete a story or even keep them because the computers would be eventually sold off along with my part completed story, I'd still put in a lot of time writing. So yeah, I spent a lot of time as a kid writing a load of crazy science fiction stuff even though I knew I wouldn't be able to keep any of it, as I didn't have my own computer. I hand-wrote occasionally but I preferred writing on the computers.

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
I love Issac Asimov's works, especially the Foundation and iRobot books. Anthony Horowitz was a favorite until he turned all rubbish and predictable. I always liked the Harry Potter books as a kid, but kinda went off them the older I grew. George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four is always a great read, but my favorite ever book probably has to be The Long Walk by Stephen King. It’s a shame that as I've got older I've gone off reading in favor of video games… I ought to put more effort in to read.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
For as long as I can remember to be honest. Writing is something I've always done for some reason so when it came to choosing what I do for a living, writing was obviously the first choice.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I think so, or at least the first story I wrote worth remembering. It was called OMRI and was about a killer robot. From what I can remember it was almost like Terminator, but lacked the time travel elements and was confined to one building. That is one piece of work I wish I still had. No doubt its complete rubbish, but I remember being so proud of it when I'd finally completed it. I think I was about nine at the time.

Tell us about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?
I usually just sit down with my PowerBook or iMac and open Microsoft Word and just write. Most likely with my tunes on shuffle and a cup of tea nearby. I beat my fists and occasionally my face against the keyboard for a year or so until I have enough pages to call a book. In all honesty though, quite a lot of my time 'writing' is actually just messing around on the internet whilst Microsoft Word sits there bored, hidden behind a few other apps. I'm easily distracted regretfully which is probably why it takes me so long to do anything.

Please, describe your desk/workplace.
There are a few places I use to write, but my main one is in my bedroom. My desk there is usually full of clutter and general junk I haven't really needed for at least six months, but it also has my valve amplifier for my tunes and my iMac G4 for writing on. One day I might make an effort to clear up the junk I don't need. My room is in the attic so in winter, it does get very cold due to the central heating not working correctly. That’s why in colder weather I'm usually writing downstairs in the kitchen on my PowerBook.

"Planning the stories is probably the easiest [...]"

What do you find easiest about writing? What the hardest?
Planning the stories is probably the easiest bit. It’s the writing and putting all the ideas into words that is the tricky bit for me. Its something that entirely depends what mood I'm in. I've got to feel like I want to write to be able to write, otherwise it's just a waste of time as I end up just messing about. On the days I am enthusiastic about writing however, I find my work flows much better and I'm generally happier with what I've produced.

"Seeing people read and enjoy my works."

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing people read and enjoy my works. It feels great to capture people's interests and have then hooked on my stories. Reading is a great way to help escape the sometimes awful reality that life dishes out and if I can help people do that with my works then I'm happy.

Roadbloc, please tell us a little about your Science Fiction Novel A Momentary Lapse of Reality.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Heroes to Swoon For (Kerrion, Rhondeau, Ayala, Layne, Shriver, Zick, Thomas, Eaton, Curtis, Saints, Leto)


New Indie Book Release:
Heroes to Swoon For: 11 Sizzling Contemporary Romances - Jade Kerrion, Chantel Rhondeau, Rachelle Ayala, Lyssa Layne, Michele Shriver, P.C. Zick, K.S. Thomas, Stacy Eaton, Melinda Curtis, Jennifer Saints, Julie Leto
Contemporary Romance Boxed Set - (December 2014)

Limited time sale (only 99 Cents) for this great romance collection. We all need a hero! Preferably a hot, muscled, romantic one who's not afraid to fight for the woman he loves. From firefighters to athletes, and artists to rockers, these swoon-worthy heroes will keep you on your toes and weak in your knees. Slip into a reading adventure that will have you panting for more: fun, steam, and thrills.

"The Heroes to Swoon For box set, was an enjoyable read that had a variety of storylines to cater to everyone's needs. A model, playboy, motorcycle racer, firefighter, athletes, rockstar, officer.....this box set has all the heroes you could possibly want to read about" - Reader Review

About the Collection

Heroes to Swoon For (Kerrion, Rhondeau, Ayala, Layne, Shriver, Zick, Thomas, Eaton, Curtis, Saints, Leto)
Click to Read an Excerpt

This fine collection includes these novels:

Aroused – Jade Kerrion @jadekerrion
Can falling in love with a gorgeous male escort lead to anything except inevitable heartbreak?

Blazing Love – Chantel Rhondeau @ChantelRhondeau
An emotionally injured veterinarian assistant struggles to resist the heat of a blazing hot firefighter, but she can’t avoid the flames of his passion.

Roaring Hot! –Rachelle Ayala @AyalaRachelle
A playboy motorcycle racer hires an aspiring actress when he is challenged by his grandmother to bring a real girlfriend to her birthday party.

The Right Pitch – Lyssa Layne @aly_313
Colie Adger is torn between the lavish attention from a big shot pitcher and the common sense of a solid friend. Can Colie figure out her own heart and hit a homerun off the right pitch?

The Art of Love- Michele Shriver @Micheleshriver
After watching her parents' marriage crumble, jewelry artist Chelsea Matthews doesn't believe in love, but a sexy painter sets out to win her heart and prove that good guys do exist.

Behind the Altar – P.C. Zick @pczick
All seems perfect in Leah's life until tattoo artist Dean rides his Harley into her heart in this story of forbidden love.

Lost Avalon - K.S. Thomas @friedgatortail
Blaise Nolan has it all - brooding good looks, a haunting voice and troubled lyrics of a soul gone lost. Only he didn't wind up brooding, haunted and lost by accident...

Second Shield - Stacy Eaton @StacySEaton
Agent Drew Bradley goes undercover to find an officer gone rogue, but what he finds in Detective Sergeant Mackenzie McAllister is nothing he every expected.

Amber Rules – Melinda Curtis @MelCurtisAuthor
One of the first assignments of life coach to the rich and famous, Amber Rule, is to improve the game of Evan Oliver, one of the biggest bad-asses in the NBA. Will Amber up Evan's game? Or will he teach her a new set of rules?

Wild Irish Ride – Jennifer Saints @jenniferstgiles
Wild Irish Ride Sexy, Southern Suspense. Jesse was Alexi's forbidden fruit, the one man she couldn't forget and can't resist. After twelve years he's back for her—so is a killer.

How You Remind Me - Julie Leto @JulieLeto
-- He knows things about her that he shouldn't...
-- She can't resist a lover who plays out her most intimate fantasies...
-- Will the truth about how he learned her secrets set them free...or destroy them forever?




Heroes to Swoon For (Kerrion, Rhondeau, Ayala, Layne, Shriver, Zick, Thomas, Eaton, Curtis, Saints, Leto)
Click to Read an Excerpt
"I loved all of these stories, they were all fantastic. I particularly love the ones by Jade Kerrion and Chantelle Rhondeau. It is not the normal genre I read so was pleasantly surprised that I loved them all. I highly recommend this set of novels and stories and I look forward to reading more by these authors." - Reader Review

"This book has just about every kind of hero you could want biker millionaire, artist, tattoo artist, basketball star, fireman, a couple of rock stars, baseball player, male model, an undercover police officer, and ex-marine. Eleven sizzling hot romances, to keep you warm.[...] Every story in this book was very enjoyable. You really can't go wrong with this collection. " - Reader Review

"There is a terrific mix of romances here and none, I repeat, none are dragging or boring. There was one whose blurb I was doubting for possibly being a bit ditzy but I ended up laughing all by my lonesome. When I read an variation of a popular self-help book being quoted by a clueless heroine, I also about sent my own grocery list of hopes and dreams out to the universe. That was so much fun!" - Reader Review


Monday, December 08, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Duplicity's Child (FJ Harmon)


Duplicity's Child (FJ Harmon)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Suspense Thriller Duplicity's Child by FJ Harmon.

Duplicity's Child (A Mace Franklyn Mystery) explores some of the motivations and thinking driving the behavior of a serial killer.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 326 pages - released in October 2014.


About the Book

A serial killer is ravaging the coeds of a small college town, but killing them is just the beginning of his fantasy.

Criminal profiler Mace Franklyn, struggling with the scars from his prior mental illness, is hired to stop this murderer, and is determined to prove his FBI honed skills have not been dulled. However, complications surface quickly, when the head of the Michigan Bureau of Investigation questions his suitability, and Mace discovers he must work with his ex-wife, the person most hurt by actions from his murky past. Overcoming these problems, he identifies likely suspects, but his efforts are undermined by someone within the investigation task force.

The identity of this insider becomes the key to his investigation, but only when Mace puts into jeopardy his own life, and that of the one he most loves, does he discover the disturbing truth behind Duplicity’s Child.

Duplicity's Child (FJ Harmon)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] The story take the reader through the murky minds of a serial killer, and his handler, and leaves the reader to determine which of the two is the most evil. Each twist of the plot demands a turn of the page. Recommended to those who love a fast-paced thriller." - Flora (Amazon)