Wednesday, May 04, 2016

New Indie Book Release: The Redline Series (Skye Callahan)


New Indie Book Release:
The Redline Series - Skye Callahan
New Adult Romantic Suspense (500 Pages - May 2016)

The Complete Redline Series: Feel the burn, the lust, the raw power! Indulge in all five books of The Redline Series together for the first time!

- "WOW! This is a dark, erotic ride into the underworld of drugs, sex, exploitation and crime. I love it!" - Reader Review

About the Book

The Redline Series (Skye Callahan)
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When Aubrey racks up a debt to a crooked strip-club owner, her only hope at escape appears in the form of her debtor's brother. But Colt is no knight in shining armor. His former battle with heroin has left him in a constant search for a new high—women, adrenaline, cars—he'll do anything for a rush.

Their struggle ignited when she woke in his bed and agreed to his offer. Two strangers forced deeper into a twisted game of drugs, sex, and exploitation, until one man overstepped the lines, leaving a trail of broken shards that once resembled tattered lives. Temptation destroyed hope, and addiction exhausted any chance of escape...


The Redline has been crossed, and there's no way out unless Colt and Aubrey can find a way to battle their inner demons and put a final end to the feud threatening the fate of the entire city.




About the Author

Author Skye Callahan
Author Skye Callahan

Skye Callahan is the bestselling author of Irrevocable, a dark romance that ran away with her emotions and led her on a whole new writing journey. She enjoys exploring the darker sides of life through her fiction, whether through paranormal creatures or the depraved underbelly of human nature.

Her other works include the follow up to Irrevocable, Bend Don’t Break, The Redline Series, The Fractured Legacy Series, and Bound and Unbroken.

Her love of reading and writing started at a young age and she has been blessed with a family that continues to support her dreams to be a full-time writer. She has lived in Ohio all of her life, where she enjoys taking long walks through cemeteries with her husband (when the insane Ohio weather permits), studying local history, and trying to make peace with the neighbor’s cats.


Connect with Skye Callahan via the Author's Website
and on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

New Indie Book Release: High Hopes (Sue Lilley)


New Indie Book Release:
High Hopes - Sue Lilley
Contemporary Romance (209 Pages - April 2016)

High Hopes is an emotional page-turner. Discover what the future holds for Grace, Dixie and Sam when shocking revelations toss the family into turmoil.

- "[...] heartwarming long-lost baby reunion story, and this one was one of the best I've read, combined with a beautiful love story as an added bonus." - Reader Review

About the Book

High Hopes (Sue Lilley)
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Imagine if...

Twenty years ago you got pregnant after a one-night stand. You were a penniless student with a heartbreaking dilemma. You had your secret baby adopted, convinced you were giving her a better life. Now your daughter has traced you. You’re desperate to meet her but her father is your lifelong best friend.

You love his wife as the sister you never had. But you never told them you had a baby.

Telling them now will tear their marriage to shreds and smash your friendship into smithereens.

What would you do...?





Friday, April 29, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Camelot's Queen (Nicole Evelina)


New Indie Book Release:
Camelot's Queen (Guinevere's Tale) - Nicole Evelina
Historical Fantasy (428 Pages - April 2016)

Camelot's Queen tells the story of the period when Guinevere was queen, ruling with King Arthur, but not in the way you might expect.

"In Queen of Camelot, Guinevere steps forth as a woman of strength and passion. A woman to admire - and to love!" - Anna Belfrage, Author of The Graham Saga


About the Book

Camelot's Queen (Nicole Evelina)
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History remembers Guinevere’s sin, but it was Arthur who transgressed first.

Forced into a marriage she neither anticipated nor desired, Guinevere finds herself High Queen, ruling and fighting alongside Arthur as they try to subdue the Saxons, Irish and Picts who threaten Britain from every direction. Though her heart still longs for her lost love, Guinevere slowly grows to care for her husband as they join together to defeat their enemies.

Meanwhile, within the walls of Camelot their closest allies plot against them. One schemes to make Guinevere his own, another seeks revenge for past transgressions, while a third fixes her eyes on the throne. When the unthinkable happens and Guinevere is feared dead, Arthur installs a new woman in her place, one who will poison his affections toward her, threatening Guinevere’s fragile sanity and eventually driving her into the arms of her champion.

Amid this tension a new challenge arises for the king and queen of Camelot: finding the Holy Grail, a sacred relic that promises lasting unity. But peace, as they will soon learn, can be just as dangerous as war. As the court begins to turn on itself, it becomes clear that the quest that was to be Arthur’s lasting legacy may end in the burning fires of condemnation.

This highly anticipated sequel to Daughter of Destiny proves there is much more to Guinevere’s story than her marriage and an affair. See the legend you think you know through her eyes and live the adventure of Camelot’s golden days yourself – but be prepared to suffer its downfall as well.




Wednesday, April 27, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Prevarication - Deceitfully Yours (Monica Smith)


New Indie Book Release:
Prevarication: Deceitfully Yours - Monica Smith
Adult Romance (376 Pages - April 2016)

Prevarication: Deceitfully Yours blends a mixture of an awakening of steamy sexual desires with the search for true love. Sub stories within it also provide an element of suspense.

- "[...] The story was refreshing, as it didn’t focus on sex and romance only but also contained many sub stories. The plot was interesting and it was impossible to get bored thanks to the fast-paced action." - Reader Review

About the Book

Prevarication - Deceitfully Yours (Monica Smith)
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Jessica is a beautiful young Creole nursing student whose life has not been easy. Her mother was murdered when Jessica was very young, and she was bounced between families within the foster care system. Some were pleasant; some were like Hell on Earth, especially since Jessica developed early into a desirable young teen. Finally, at the University of Louisville, she falls in love with Justin, a young man she meets at a party. He fulfills many of her needs, but she realizes she has deeper, kinkier desires in the bedroom – something Justin seems unprepared to offer.

Among the classes she attends is one in pharmacology, taught by a man named Denver. He’s married and has two daughters but he senses Jessica’s desires and soon they begin a sex-based affair. Jessica knows it’s wrong – her heart belongs to Justin – but Denver is an experienced man able to give her what her body craves.

Before the book’s end, there will be a scandalous revelation about the affair that lands on the front page of the newspaper, and another revelation that ties Justin’s mother to the man who killed Jessica’s mother, both threatening to shatter Jessica’s world. Worst of all, one of the men in her life will end up dead.




Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Naura (Ditter Kellen)


New Indie Book Release:
Enigma: Naura - Ditter Kellen
(Post-Apocalyptic) Paranormal Romance (231 Pages - April 2016)

- "Loved it. This book was one exciting roller coaster ride. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book. I look forward to more from this author." - Reader Review

About the Book

Naura (Ditter Kellen)
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As a Bracadyte Princess, Naura is forbidden to visit the surface. Until an explosion near her home in Aukrabah, leaves her injured and in the arms of a land walker named Anthony Vaughn. Recognizing him as her mate, Naura will stop at nothing to be with Tony. Even if it means her life.

Anthony Vaughn doesn't exist. Having his family tortured before his eyes, and his past erased by the CIA, he no longer has a soul.

The last thing he wants or needs is the responsibility of protecting the beautifully naive Naura from a ruthless Government that wants her head. Danger and seduction become a constant companion in a world of intrigue, conspiracy and a deadly epidemic that threatens to destroy them all.





Monday, April 25, 2016

Featured Indie Book: Phantasma (Efthalia)


Phantasma (Efthalia)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Fantasy / Paranormal / Romance Novel Phantasma by Efthalia.

Phantasma uses the anger and revenge theme which you see in Homer’s Iliad. This novel gives the reader great insight into not only Greek myth but the Greek culture.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and Mill City Press and is available as eBook and Paperback - 396 pages - released in April 2016.


About the Book

Carissa Alkippes is the daughter of a god but she doesn't know it. As a cop she's seen her fair share of bad but nothing prepared her for the horror of the world she has been plunged into.

Xen Lyson is the head of the Phi Athanatoi, a group of immortals who have been protecting man for over 2,000 years from the Kakodiamones--demons who want nothing more than to feast on humanity.

Thrown face to face with Xen during a skirmish with the demons, Carissa becomes a pawn in the deadly game of a demi-god who seeks godly powers.

Phantasma (Efthalia)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Efthalia delivers an action packed book with well-researched Greek mythology. Carissa Alkippes doesn't know as the daughter of a God that she has powers. When she comes face to face with Xen Lyson, the head of the Phi Athanatoi she is plunged into an immortal world where she has to learn who to trust to survive." - Cathleen Ross

- "[...] Efthalia has imbued the action with a great hint of humour as well, and there were several times I found myself laughing out loud. I really loved the liberal use of Greek words and terminology woven into the story. Some of these words I knew (let's face it, they were the dirtier terms), and there were some that I didn't know that well. If you are bewildered by the Greek terms and words used throughout the book, there's a glossary at the end of the book that will really help. Phantasma is a brilliant debut effort and a fantastic first book in the Phi Athanatoi series." - Roz (Amazon)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Spirits of the Bayou (Morgan Hannah MacDonald)


New Indie Book Release:
Spirits of the Bayou - Morgan Hannah MacDonald
Supernatural Thriller (199 Pages - April 2016)

Spirits of the Bayou: The children of New Orleans are disappearing one by one. No bodies have been found. No ransom demands made. Poor or Rich. Black or White. Boy or Girl.

- "[...] The backdrop of the Louisiana bayous, evil beings casting spells, the good voodoo priestess that help combat the evil hoodoo all make for a compelling story. If you love spooky romances I recommend giving this series a try. Each book has different aspects of the supernatural and you're captivated from beginning to end." - Reader Review

About the Book

Spirits of the Bayou (Morgan Hannah MacDonald)
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EVIL HAS A FACE

The children of New Orleans are disappearing one by one. No bodies have been found. No ransom demands made. Poor or Rich. Black or White. Boy or Girl. The kidnapper does not play favorites.

PRAY

In this prequel to Spirits Among Us, nineteen year-old Jon-Luc Boudreaux is trying to manage his gift. He’s a psychic medium. In other words, he sees the dead. They appear to him as living, breathing people. At times it’s hard to know the difference. One night he is visited by the ghost of a young girl named Charlotte. Her message is simple: Save the children.

THAT EVIL

Jon-Luc has no idea how to do that. He’s not a cop. He knows nothing about finding missing kids. He tries to ignore her, but Charlotte won’t leave him alone until he promises to help. Since her visits started, he’s had some very disturbing visions. When the signs begin to point toward Voodoo, he has no choice but to find an expert.

DOES NOT

Celestine Glapion is a Voodoo Priestess and a descendant of the great Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. The minute Jon-Luc walks into her family’s shop, she remembers him, but he has no memory of her. So when Mama Arelia tells her she must help with this crisis, she’s reluctant to work side-by-side with Jon-Luc. But she’ll do anything for the sake of those innocent lives.

FIND YOU

Their journey takes them to the underbelly of New Orleans where dark magic lives. Jon-Luc escapes death not once, but twice, and still he pushes on. Knowing time is running out, the kidnapper speeds up the schedule. Can Jon-Luc and Celestine rescue them in time?



Saturday, April 23, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Who Killed Little Johnny Gill? (Kathryn McMaster)


New Indie Book Release:
Who Killed Little Johnny Gill? - Kathryn McMaster
Crime Fiction (189 Pages - February 2016)

Who Killed Little Johnny Gill? explores the horrific murder of Johnny Gill; a murder and mutilation so gruesome, it stuns a nation. Even hardened detectives are affected by its savagery, swiftly comparing it to the work of Jack the Ripper.

- "Just brilliant! A great victorian thriller mystery which will keep you hooked from cover to cover. The author has done a great job of making an intense story come to life on the pages in front of you. Don't miss this book!" - Reader Review

About the Book

Who Killed Little Johnny Gill? (Kathryn McMaster)
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This gripping historical crime fiction novel, based on fact, is set in Bradford, England,1888. It explores the horrific murder of Johnny Gill; a murder and mutilation so gruesome, it stuns a nation. Even hardened detectives are affected by its savagery, swiftly comparing it to the work of Jack the Ripper.

"Who Killed Little Johnny Gill?" is Kathryn McMaster's debut novel that topped the best seller's list in its first week of release. It is a page-turner that immediately immerses you in a maelstrom of emotions, keeping you in suspense as Chief Detective Constable Withers and his dedicated team of British detectives try and gather sufficient evidence to bring a conviction against their suspect.

In 1888, police procedures and knowledge of Forensic Science are rudimentary and juries are exposed to persuasive newspaper reports and public opinion. Will justice prevail, or will the guilty walk free?



Friday, April 22, 2016

New Indie Book Release: Seer of Souls (Susan Faw)


New Indie Book Release:
Seer of Souls - Susan Faw
Young Adult Fantasy (308 Pages - February 2016)

Seer of Souls opens with Mordecai the wizard saving the souls of two infants from the poison that killed their mother, Princess Gwendolyn. They are born again and live as twins, Cayden and Avery Tiernan, in a little village called Sanctuary by the Sea. Both possess magical talents which they keep hidden from the public...

- "I like the realistic fantasy world Author Susan Faw creates here by setting the age-old scene of good versus evil while weaving in a prophesied destiny, magic, and dark, unearthly beings that give you a serious chill. [...] If you’re looking for a good escape, Seer of Souls is a must-read! " - Reader Review

About the Book

Seer of Souls (Susan Faw)
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To save the world, they must be born of the world.

The battles between the Kingdom of Cathair and the Primordial forces at Daimon Ford are the stuff of legends. Desperate to save the world, two immortals choose to be reborn as mortals, wiping away all memory of their divine existence.

But even as Cayden, and his twin sister Avery make the ultimate sacrifice, other gods are plotting against them. At the point of birth, divine intervention and powerful, ancient magic are called upon to snatch their souls from the dying flesh of a princess's poisoned womb.

The royal family of the Kingdom of Cathair has always been the physical Spirit Shield of the world. With the murder of the entire royal family, who guards the secrets within the castle walls? Can the magic of the gods, old and new, ensure the safe keeping of the immortal treasure within, and if they fail, who will choose for the unborn?

Helga, the goddess of the underworld, is not amused and has set into play a diabolical scheme of her own.

There is a little place called Sanctuary by the Sea and chaos is about to pay a visit…

This is Seer of Souls, Book one of the Spirit Shield Saga, a fantasy read for all ages.



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Indie Author Interview: Dori Ann Dupré


Indie Author Interview with Dori Ann Dupré - Author of the Contemporary Women's Fiction Scout's Honor.

Dori Ann Dupré was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in History and is a veteran of the United States Army. She is a member of the North Carolina Writers Network. Scout’s Honor is her debut novel.

Interview with Dori Ann Dupré

Author Dori Ann Dupré
Author Dori Ann Dupré
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
Dori Ann Dupré: I am a first time published novelist. I have written stories, essays, poetry, manuscripts and articles throughout my life, but my novel is the only published work I have at this point. My regular background is that I have a BS in History and served as a Military Intelligence officer in the United States Army. I have a post baccalaureate Paralegal certification and currently work in the legal field in North Carolina.

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
My favorite contemporary writer is Malcolm Gladwell. I love his articles in The New Yorker and I enjoy all of his books. His topics are interesting and well researched. He articulates the kinds of things I think about but am too lazy to write about. I enjoy Jodi Picoult's books because they are so well researched and are generally human stories centered around an interesting topic.
I have several books that have influenced me tremendously. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and most recently, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. There are really too many to name, but those are the top few. My favorite poet is Robert Frost.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
I have just always been a writer. I never woke up one day and exclaimed, "Ah ha! I know what I want to be when I grow up! I want to be a writer!" It is just a part of existing to me - like eating and sleeping and breathing.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No.

"[...] it just tells itself."

Tell us about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?
I try to be disciplined about writing and that is the benefit of having a blog. Sometimes I need to force myself to write about topics that I'm not particularly interested in but do so to exercise the writing itself. When I am working on a story or a poem, I just sit down and write and let whatever needs to come out, come out. Most of the time I have an idea but no real clue how I'm going to tell it. Then it just tells itself.

Please, describe your desk/workplace.
I work anywhere in my house, but I do have a loft that I've claimed as my own. My children have grown and the loft used to house their air hockey table and games. The room decor is half Pittsburgh Steelers and half New England Patriots. I am a Steelers fan and my husband is the Patriots fan. We have our sports memorabilia around the loft. This decor has not changed. I have my acoustic guitar set up in one corner, a painting easel with supplies set up in another corner, a drafting table next to the painting section, and then my desk. I also have an old Easy Boy chair where I will read or write on occasion.

"The easiest part of writing is act of writing"

What do you find easiest about writing? What the hardest?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Featured: In the Dark (Chris Patchell)


In the Dark (Chris Patchell)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Suspense Mystery/Thriller In the Dark by Chris Patchell.

In the Dark is all about the power of a mother’s love, and the lengths that she will go to, to protect her family. It is a fast-paced story laced with memorable characters and a dark and sophisticated plot that never lets up.

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


About the Book

Marissa Rooney stands in her daughter’s empty dorm room, a half-used vial of insulin clutched in her trembling hand. Brooke has been missing for days. Her roommate hasn’t seen her since that night in the bar. And if Marissa has Brooke’s insulin, it means that Brooke does not.

But Marissa isn’t alone in her terror. A phantom from her past is lurking in the shadows, waiting in the night, and holding her family captive…

In the dark.

In the Dark (Chris Patchell)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "An edge-of-your-seat suspense novel. It scared the hell out of me. Read it with the lights on!" - Robert Dugoni

- "[...] I highly recommend this novel! Just be warned....there are some VERY creepy scenes." - Mary A. Brannigan

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Indie Author Interview: R.J. Belle


Indie Author Interview with R.J. Belle - Author of the Military / History Non-Fiction AFTER: The Battle Has Just Begun.

R.J. Belle began writing as a teenager as a way to express her creative side. In 2013, she found herself spending a great deal of time working on plot development and character creation, and decided to make the jump into writing for publication. After spending 15 years in the lending industry, R.J. Belle left her career to write full time and within three months, she published her first Fiction Mystery Novel, First One Down: A Paul Sutton series novel.

Interview with R.J. Belle

Author R.J. Belle
Author R.J. Belle
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
R.J. Belle: I began writing stories as a young child. When I realized later that this was really the career I wanted, I began reading everything I could find in areas I liked, researched techniques and developed a support network of other writers. Experience has been my ‘formal’ classroom.

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
As a child I loved Judy Blume. My favorite was Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and I adored the Nancy Drew series published under the collective pseudonym Carolyn Keene.
I read a lot of Clancy, Patterson and Grisham in my twenties and thirties. I am currently reading Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith and an assortment of technical forensic books.
Much of my writing influence comes from researching true-crime cases, specifically ones with strong survivors.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
I started to truly love writing when I was eleven but didn’t seriously consider writing for publication until 2013. I think I have always wanted to be a writer. I just didn’t believe I could be one until later in life. A major life event occurred in 2013 and I literally woke-up one morning and decided it was time. Within a few months of making that decision I resigned from my day-job and the rest is history. Someday I will write about that event – in a fiction novel, of course.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was a love story of the princess variety.

"I write daily but [...]"

Tell us about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?