Friday, July 09, 2021

Featured Indie Book: Framandi Alliance (Rashid Ahmed)

Framandi Alliance (Rashid Ahmed)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Science-Fiction / Space Opera Novel Framandi Alliance by Rashid Ahmed.

Framandi Alliance unfolds at the beginning of 2001. A gripping space adventure, the story is narrated from the perspective of an evolving 3rd generation AI. The book begins with an elaborate prologue outlining the history of a secretive group that had set its sights to solve the world's most wicked problems, but soon finds itself becoming the protectors of Earth. 

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook, Paperback, and Audiobook - 394 pages - released in November 2019.


About the Book

Tasked with exploring an anomaly in space, Icelandic transhuman twins Jón and Ásta along with the crew of Átt, make first contact with a species seeking passage through the solar system. They learn of an ancient, ongoing, intergalactic confrontation, between the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy and Milky Way.

As galaxies merge, territorial conflicts have been reignited. And, it’s consuming civilizations.
Allying with the knowledgeable Framandi, the crew undertake a multi-system journey, confronting the advanced Gigils, a species that could devastate Earth. The alliance salvages a relic Kilig infiltration spacecraft, leftover from an ancient battle, and installs a second-generation human AI named Kei to operate the ship. 

Merging with the existing AI aboard the Kilig vessel, Kei’s objectives change as it realizes that wetware enhances its abilities. The AI attempts to infiltrate and subjugate Framandi and Gigil minds; then turns its attention to Earth.

Now, all independent, intelligent life is vulnerable. Jón and Ásta must overcome vastly superior odds, to protect the world they love.

Framandi Alliance (Rashid Ahmed)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Rashid Ahmed is a compelling new voice within science fiction adventure. The Framandi Alliance is a wonderful first insight into the mind of this emerging author. The characters are well developed and fleshed out to make the action believable but also importantly so the reader can engage with them. There is a fantastical element to the storyline and yet it also feels quite plausible and somewhat frightening. Well written and enjoyable to read.[...]" - Anthony Redden

- "What impressed me most about this story was the author’s knowledge and incorporation of a wide array of biological, scientific, metallurgical, molecular, astrophysical, AI, quantum computing, trans-human, space tech, and advanced weaponry details seamlessly and believably woven throughout. You think: Is this science-fiction? Or science-forecasting?  - Amazon

- "The world of this book is so extensive, the characters are enthralling and the story is simply soul-gripping.[...]" - Valerie (Amazon)

- "I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I look forward to the author’s next offering. Rogue AI, alternate history, genetic engineering, deep space travel, aliens, conspiracy, intrigue, and worm holes.[...]" - Laurence Nelson Oliver



About the Author

Author Rashid Ahmed
Author Rashid Ahmed

Rashid Ahmed
 is a science fiction author and digital marketing specialist. 

He’s always been interested in technology, its evolution and impact. Having held various advertising and marketing roles, he’s evolved into a weaver of stories. 

Aimed at readers who like immersive experiences, Rashid’s writing balances concept detailing with extrapolated science and reader comprehension. 

His interests also include economics, sustainability and ecosystem restoration.





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Framandi Alliance (Rashid Ahmed)


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Featured Indie Book: Deehabta’s Song (Stephen Alder)

Deehabta’s Song (Stephen Alder)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Science-Fiction / Fantasy Novel Deehabta’s Song by Stephen Alder.

Deehabta’s Song is about a woman in her sixties who struggles with deep internal problems years after her fight with political powers almost destroyed her.

The Book has been published via iUniverse and is available as eBook, Paperback, and Hardcover - 216 pages - released in November 2020.



About the Book

Krissa is in her sixties, and the story begins with her last day of work as a government employee at the Great Library, where she has worked for 30 cycles (years). She is a resident of the planet Erunanta, which is known colloquially as Roon. It is also 30 years after the devastating Caderyn War. This brutal war, lasting twelve years, was fought between Roon, the seat of the empire, and the rebellious planet Caderyn. Krissa has never known why, but she suffered tremendous abuse at the hands of the EPF (Emperor’s Protection Force) in connection to this war. This seems to be the reason Krissa is such a troubled person. However, the unfolding story points to a darker reason.

As Krissa takes on a roommate, named Jo, we learn that Krissa has advanced martial arts skills that do not seem to correlate to her past life on Roon. In addition, her roommate Jo witnesses an ability Krissa possesses that is mysterious, if not otherworldly. After a period of stability, Krissa’s mental health issues manifest in a big way, and Jo finds it nearly impossible to live with her. Still, she is determined to help Krissa. She stays with Krissa and is rewarded with an amazing discovery and a life-changing experience when Krissa is finally set free from the real source of her problems.

Deehabta’s Song (Stephen Alder)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "This book is perfect for those who enjoy science fiction and even a touch of fantasy. But it also has a tender story of homecoming and reunion. I truly enjoyed the book." - Mark (Amazon)

- "Was hooked from the beginning. Very well written and very interesting plot. Would definately recommend." - Lisa (Amazon)

- "Realism merges with cosmic world building to create an immersive experience in Stephen Alder's Deehabta's Song. [...] Densely populated with immersive detail and portraying a realistic plight of women in harsh political landscapes, Deehabta's Song will delight genre readers, particularly those seeking stories about women with the fullness of their humanity intact." - BlueInk 

- "Really enjoyed this book. It was thoroughly engaging. Sign me up for the return trip to Roon." - David Alder



About the Author

Author Stephen Alder
Author Stephen Alder
Stephen Alder
 is a writer and author of Deehabta's Song. This is the first book in a series, and Stephen is currently working on the second book.

Born in 1952 into a military family, Stephen lived in the U.S. mainland, Hawaiian Islands, and Germany while growing up. 

Later, he settled in California, where he had a long career as a technical writer. In 2002, he married a woman from Indonesia and made a few trips to the islands of Java and Bali, taking lots of photos. These experiences, along with his interest in ancient history and culture, helped shape the book he would eventually write.



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Deehabta’s Song (Stephen Alder)

Monday, June 14, 2021

New Indie Book Release: Twilight Sojourn (Marilyn Hailbronner)

New Indie Book Release: 
Twilight Sojourn - Marilyn Hailbronner
Historical Romance / Time Travel Romance (500 Pages - January 2021)

Twilight Sojourn is a work of historical fiction. The military history of medieval Wales is completely accurate. The story imagines a modern woman who travels to the past and experiences the events unfolding first hand. Fans of Outlander will love this book which brings great depth to the time travel romance genre

About the Book

Twilight Sojourn (Marilyn Hailbronner)
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An intrepid warrior on a mission for the king. A beautiful woman lost in time. Will he try to keep her at his side, or help her return to her own world?

A fast-paced time travel adventure throws two unlikely people together in a passionate romance. A woman, searching for a lost past, slips into the turbulent time of 1081 where she meets the seasoned commander of a Welsh war band in the aftermath of a battle that has tipped the balance of power in Wales. They navigate the wilds of the Welsh mountains trying to escape an unexpected enemy.

The first book in the Twilight Sojourn series will transport you to medieval Wales, a land torn apart by violence and a place where Mairwen, a woman from the future, discovers her one true love, the warlord named Rhain.

Read The Shadow of Black Mountain today on Kindle or as Paperback to be transported into this timeless romance.



About the Author

Author Marilyn Hailbronner
Author Marilyn Hailbronner
Marilyn Hailbronner
 was born in the United Kingdom, she spent much of her early life living in various counties in the British Isles and abroad in Europe and the Far East. 

Her careers have spanned the British military, medic, naturalist guide in Alaska, wildlife illustrator and EMS instructor. 

She currently lives in America with her husband, whose support and help during the endless revisions was invaluable. 

Twilight Sojourn is her first novel and she is currently working on it's sequel.


Monday, June 07, 2021

Featured Indie Book: The Pond (Julie Seering)

The Pond (Julie Seering)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Psychological Thriller The Pond by Julie Seering.

The Pond is about a mother and daughter’s journey to healing after a family tragedy. 

The Book has been self-published via Seering Press and is available as eBook and Paperback - 211 pages - released in April 2021.





About the Book

After the death of her husband, Kathy leaves her hometown of Columbus for a small town in the middle of nowhere. Little does she know it will change her life forever.

Overwhelmed by grief, her daughter Anne has become distant and isolated. Having just lost her beloved Joseph, Kathy is not about to lose her daughter. Desperate to reconnect, she takes her on a countryside road trip. Everything seems to be returning to normal until they come upon a little town called Centerville and an abandoned cabin in the woods that Kathy feels mysteriously drawn to. Convincing Anne they need a change of scenery, Kathy buys the cabin. 

Almost immediately, odd things begin to happen. It starts with hearing strange noises. It continues with unmade beds being found made; then faces of strangers acquiring sinister expressions. This much, she chalks up to stress and imagination. But when Kathy starts to hallucinate seeing her dead husband, it causes her to doubt her own sanity. The final straw comes when she stumbles onto a hidden pond in the woods. 

It looks so peaceful. She will soon learn it holds secrets inconceivably frightening. Mother and daughter are in a psychological battle—the fight for their very lives.


The Pond (Julie Seering)
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About the Author

Author Julie Seering
Author Julie Seering
Julie Seering
 was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has had a love of the arts since the beginning. In grade school, she wrote holiday skits for her classes to perform. All throughout high school she attended art, music, and drama classes. 

After graduating from Owen Valley High School, located in a small town named Spencer, Indiana, Julie returned to Indianapolis. There, she graduated from Marion University. It was not until she got her bachelor’s degree in Project Management that she reconnected with her love of reading and writing. 

As an avid fan of Stephen King, she decided to sit down and start writing this book. That was 30 years ago as life got in the way. It took living alone in DC in 2018 to rekindle her spirit for writing. 

It has been a long road, but she has finally finished her book.



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The Pond (Julie Seering)

Friday, June 04, 2021

Featured Indie Book: The Spy Devils (Joe Goldberg)

The Spy Devils (Joe Goldberg)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Thriller - Espionage Novel The Spy Devils by Joe Goldberg.

The Spy Devils is the high-octane first tale in The Spy Devils thriller series. If you like pulse-pounding espionage, explosive action, and insidious double-crosses, then you’ll love Joe Goldberg’s page-turning story.  

The Book has been self-published via Amazon & IngrahamSpark and is available as eBook, Paperback, and Audiobook - 331 pages - released in May 2021.



About the Book

A deadly case. An international operative. When a mission turns personal, who will make it out alive?

Trowbridge ‘Bridger’ Hall was raised to be a spy. Leading a highly trained team of covert agents, he’s loyal to his squad and his country. But when his infamous CIA controller and mother assigns his crew an unusual off-books operation, his finely tuned senses scream danger.

Hunting a stolen briefcase across the world, his instincts proven lethally correct when one of his men ends up dead. And with potentially ruthless maternal betrayal and treacherous enemies closing in, it’s play or be played in a vicious game of death…

Can he crack the conspiracy before it costs his life?

The Spy Devils (Joe Goldberg)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to read a good spy thriller and will definitely be adding The Spy Devil's series to my must be read list." - Mark Elliott

- "This book starts fast and does not slow down. And honestly, the good guys are called the Spy Devils. It does not get better than that. Bridger and company are a fantastic group to follow on this thrilling adventure. You won't be disappointed.  - Jared Macarin

- "[...] I can without a doubt, highly recommend this novel to those interested in the thriller and spy genre." - David Darling

- "Fast-paced action, corporate espionage, dark humor, and superb characters. A must-read for thriller fans!" - Kashif Hussain



About the Author

Author Joe Goldberg
Author Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg
 has been a CIA covert action officer, corporate intelligence director, international political consultant, and currently is a college instructor and writer. His work at the CIA garnered three Exceptional Performance Awards.

In the private sector, as leader of Corporate Intelligence at Motorola, Joe received the Meritorious Award recognizing a single individual who has made significant contributions to the intelligence profession. 

He holds degrees in Political Science and Communications from the University of Iowa.During 2014, Joe self-published the novel Secret Wars: An Espionage Story, with sales of nearly 9,000 print and e-book copies. It was a finalist in both the fiction and historical fiction categories of the Independent Author Network awards. 

He has a passion for writing, US history, Jimmy Buffett, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and his family. He is a member of the International Thrillers Writers and the Alliance of Independent Authors.



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The Spy Devils (Joe Goldberg)

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Featured Indie Book: Hidden in the Heart (Beth Andrews)

Hidden in the Heart (Beth Andrews)


Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Mystery / (Regency) Romance Novel Hidden in the Heart by Beth Andrews.

Hidden in the Heart is a light-hearted Regency romance with a strong dash of mystery and adventure. It's written in a tone of light irony and wit throughout.

The Book has been published via Joffe Books and is available as eBook - 168 pages - released in March 2021.



About the Book

Lydia Bramwell's older sister is going to London for the social season, in the hope of catching a wealthy and titled husband. Poor Lydia is packed off to her Aunt Camilla in rural Sussex. 

Expecting a dull visit in the quiet village of Diddlington, Lydia is unprepared for what follows. Her aunt's romance with a most unsuitable Frenchman is entertaining enough, but then comes a shocking crime and a swarm of malicious gossip. 

Enlisting the aid of her new friend, John Savidge, Lydia is determined to discover the truth. 

But their dangerous adventure will lead to some unexpected developments which will change their lives forever.

Hidden in the Heart (Beth Andrews)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "A delightful read with entertaining characters throughout. Far from a “traditional” storyline. Interesting point of view. While it wasn’t difficult to solve the minor parts of the mystery, the story telling itself was totally enjoyable and entertaining!" - Kris (Amazon)

- "Beth Andrews successfully writes a period era mystery that maintains focus and setting and characters throughout. Holmes would be impressed with the logic supported by clues that keeps the reader engaged . . .and this reader is looking forward to reading more by Beth Andrews. Well done, Beth."  - B. Kiley

- "Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys reading a recency mystery/romance." - Kindle Customer (Amazon)

- "Hidden in the Heart, by Beth Andrews, is a charming Regency romance with a very likeable pair of protagonists. Our heroine is a 17 year old girl who is considered an extra expense at her sister's come out.[...[" - Modern Woman (Amazon)



About the Author

Author Beth Andrews
Author Beth Andrews
Beth Andrews
 (the pseudonym of Paul Bethel) is a native of The Bahamas. Beth learned to read at an early age and began to write almost as soon as she could hold a pencil. Her first job was on the editorial staff of a local newspaper, where she also edited two books produced by their printing section. It was an invaluable experience. She's been an accountant at a furniture store, office manager of a natural health clinic, and assistant manager at a music store, among other misadventures. 

Having discovered Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen in her late teens, she thought she might try her hand at writing tales set in the Regency period. Publishers took notice and she earned her first check for a short story. Novels soon followed, and she is now working on her seventh book. 

Apart from fiction, she also writes (under her real name) articles and essays for Jane Austen's Regency World magazine and occasional short stories and silly song lyrics. 

In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, the beach, and singing in her local church.



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Hidden in the Heart (Beth Andrews)

Friday, May 28, 2021

New Indie Book Release: The Pond (Julie Seering)

New Indie Book Release: 
The Pond - Julie Seering
Psychological Thriller (211 Pages - April 2021)

The Pond is about a mother and daughter’s journey to healing after a family tragedy. 

About the Book

The Pond (Julie Seering)After the death of her husband, Kathy leaves her hometown of Columbus for a small town in the middle of nowhere. Little does she know it will change her life forever.

Overwhelmed by grief, her daughter Anne has become distant and isolated. Having just lost her beloved Joseph, Kathy is not about to lose her daughter. Desperate to reconnect, she takes her on a countryside road trip. Everything seems to be returning to normal until they come upon a little town called Centerville and an abandoned cabin in the woods that Kathy feels mysteriously drawn to. Convincing Anne they need a change of scenery, Kathy buys the cabin. 

Almost immediately, odd things begin to happen. It starts with hearing strange noises. It continues with unmade beds being found made; then faces of strangers acquiring sinister expressions. This much, she chalks up to stress and imagination. But when Kathy starts to hallucinate seeing her dead husband, it causes her to doubt her own sanity. The final straw comes when she stumbles onto a hidden pond in the woods. 

It looks so peaceful. She will soon learn it holds secrets inconceivably frightening. Mother and daughter are in a psychological battle—the fight for their very lives.



About the Author

Author Julie Seering
Author Julie Seering
Julie Seering
 was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has had a love of the arts since the beginning. In grade school, she wrote holiday skits for her classes to perform. All throughout high school she attended art, music, and drama classes. 

After graduating from Owen Valley High School, located in a small town named Spencer, Indiana, Julie returned to Indianapolis. There, she graduated from Marion University. It was not until she got her bachelor’s degree in Project Management that she reconnected with her love of reading and writing. 

As an avid fan of Stephen King, she decided to sit down and start writing this book. That was 30 years ago as life got in the way. It took living alone in DC in 2018 to rekindle her spirit for writing. 

It has been a long road, but she has finally finished her book.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

New Indie Book Release: The Spy Devils (Joe Goldberg)

New Indie Book Release: 
The Spy Devils - Joe Goldberg
Thriller - Espionage (331 Pages - May 2021)

The Spy Devils is the high-octane first tale in The Spy Devils thriller series. If you like pulse-pounding espionage, explosive action, and insidious double-crosses, then you’ll love Joe Goldberg’s page-turning story.

About the Book

The Spy Devils (Joe Goldberg)
Click to Read an Excerpt

A deadly case. An international operative. When a mission turns personal, who will make it out alive?

Trowbridge ‘Bridger’ Hall was raised to be a spy. Leading a highly trained team of covert agents, he’s loyal to his squad and his country. But when his infamous CIA controller and mother assigns his crew an unusual off-books operation, his finely tuned senses scream danger.

Hunting a stolen briefcase across the world, his instincts proven lethally correct when one of his men ends up dead. And with potentially ruthless maternal betrayal and treacherous enemies closing in, it’s play or be played in a vicious game of death…

Can he crack the conspiracy before it costs his life?




About the Author

Author Joe Goldberg
Author Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg
 has been a CIA covert action officer, corporate intelligence director, international political consultant, and currently is a college instructor and writer. His work at the CIA garnered three Exceptional Performance Awards.

In the private sector, as leader of Corporate Intelligence at Motorola, Joe received the Meritorious Award recognizing a single individual who has made significant contributions to the intelligence profession. 

He holds degrees in Political Science and Communications from the University of Iowa.During 2014, Joe self-published the novel Secret Wars: An Espionage Story, with sales of nearly 9,000 print and e-book copies. It was a finalist in both the fiction and historical fiction categories of the Independent Author Network awards. 

He has a passion for writing, US history, Jimmy Buffett, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and his family. He is a member of the International Thrillers Writers and the Alliance of Independent Authors.


Monday, May 24, 2021

Featured Indie Book: Surrender at Canyon Road (Debora Dale)

Surrender at Canyon Road (Debora Dale)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel Surrender at Canyon Road by Debora Dale.

Surrender at Canyon Road is a fast-paced tale of trust, betrayal, vengeance and greed, where the only hope for survival rests on grit, a quick wit and the power of love.    

The Book has been published via Brooklyn Rose Press and is available as eBook and Paperback - 322 pages - released in May 2020.


About the Book

To rescue his kidnapped sister and nephew, he must force the involvement of an innocent woman who first fights against him, then with him, then for him. 

Ransom in hand, Johnny "Blake" races to the drop point to rescue his sister and nephew only to wind up blindsided by a terrible double-cross. Now he's stranded in the Colorado Rockies in the dead of night with no car and no options. Then the kidnappers call with new demands and Blake is forced to do the unthinkable.

Dani Moyer is only a few good photographs and some winding mountain roads away from winning a contest that will change her life--until a stranger kidnaps her. She doesn't believe his story about a kidnapped sister and her child. And she's not giving up her dreams without a fight.

But when the kidnappers call again, Blake and Dani hear the agonizing sound of the child's frightened voice. Blake will stop at nothing to save the boy from this nightmare, and Dani knows that to help him, she must surrender her own dreams.

Surrender at Canyon Road (Debora Dale)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] In a race against time, can Blake and Dani save Blake’s sister and nephew? Will Dani be able to reach her goal of completing the contest that she feels is essential to her future and putting the past behind her? And will there be a future for the two or was it all just passion of the moment that can’t withstand daily life?
This is a fast paced story, very well written story. The author ratchets up the tension and I did not want to put the book down. Very good story. I highly recommend it." - Laura Clark

- "Lots of outstanding visceral body language, two compelling characters, rife with intrigue and sexual tension"  - USA Today Best-selling Author, Mary Buckham

- "The suspense is genuinely suspenseful and the romance is genuinely romantic – I loved this. It's a real page-turner...at the end of every chapter, I couldn't stop reading because I had to know what happened next. [...]" - Joanna Kendrick

- "I love books that grip you right away. Dale's characters demand your attention from the start and will not let you go until the last page. Great fun and a great story." - Kevina (Amazon)


About the Author

Author Debora Dale
Author Debora Dale
Debora Dale's
 first literary love is romantic suspense - to read and to write. A New Yorker born and bred, with roots burrowed deep into Brooklyn, Debora uses the diversity, excitement and seedy underbelly of her hometown as fodder for her stories. While she adores happily-ever-afters, she makes certain her characters toil for theirs.

Debora is a southpaw and a Gemini. She's an animal lover, a life-long Freddie Mercury fan, a coffee fiend, paranormal investigator and avid baker. Her Patronus is a gray-speckled Stallion. When not writing, she can be found whipping up a decadent little something in her kitchen or enjoying a quiet moment in her tiny urban yard. 

Mostly, however, you will find her trying to plot a new story before one of her rescued felines settles in for a nap on her keyboard.



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Thursday, May 20, 2021

New Indie Book Release: The Tillman Crush (Kelly Gendron)

New Indie Book Release: 
The Tillman Crush - Kelly Gendron
New Adult Contemporary Romance (176 Pages - May 2021)

The Tillman Crush: USA Today Bestselling Author, Kelly Gendron now brings you a Steamy Small Town Contemporary HEA Romance! 

"I Love this story, it is sweet, heartbreaking, loving, and perfect. You have to read it, you will love it too" - Reader Review

About the Book

The Tillman Crush (Kelly Gendron)
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It took ten seconds to fall for her, one accident to lose her, and seven years to get back to her.   
  
Sadie  
Britt Tillman was a jerk.  
Yet I was forced to tolerate him. 
Our parents were best friends.  
I’m not sure if I hated him or if I secretly wanted him.  
Then Britt kissed me.  
He growled when his mouth touched mine. 
His lips were soft. His hold was firm.  
The next day, he vanished.  
After seven years, he’s back with a sexy smile, flirty eyes, and jacked muscles.  
Not that I care.  
Let him slather on the charm.  
I won’t give in to The Tillman Crush.   
Not this time. 
 
Britt  
Sadie Holland. Beautiful. Smart.  
The untouchable girl next door.  
Growing up, I wanted her.  
To keep her at a safe distance, I was mean to her. 
Then, the accident happened.  
With my mom gone, my father turned to the bottle.  
So I left town the first chance I got.  
Now, I’m back and not just for Sadie.  
The other thing I want.  
Well, the girl I came back for might not like it.  
Still, I won’t stop until I get what I want. 
Not this time.    



About the Author

Author Kelly Gendron
Author Kelly Gendron
USA Today Bestselling Author, Kelly Gendron is best found tucked away in a quiet suburb in upstate NY writing her steamy, blush producing contemporary romances. 

But, when she’s not creating HEA stories, you may find Kelly at her day job with her nursing cap on a little sideways. 

If you Google Kelly, she’ll pop up there as well. And please google her, 

Kelly loves to hear from her readers and to meet new people! 


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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Featured Indie Book: The Rings of Hesaurun (Peter Harrett)

The Rings of Hesaurun (Peter Harrett)Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Fantasy / Science-Fiction Novel The Rings of Hesaurun by Peter Harrett.

The Rings of Hesaurun sets exceptionally high bar with a fresh approach to fantasy/sci-fi many readers expect to alter the trajectory of the genre. The author takes the reader on a wild ride through the past present and future with exceptional storytelling and remarkable character development.     

The Book has been published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 500 pages - released in April 2021.



About the Book

Hesaurun’s once rich biosphere was stolen by a ruthless enemy, ripped away leaving only deep gouges and devastation as evidence that there had once been something more. Now it and its previously inhabited moons lay barren, devoid of the raw materials that fuel life. Still, the devastated planet holds a mysterious secret, The Five Rings of Hesaurun, the Preservers, ancient sentient mechanoids. Other worlds will suffer a similar fate unless the Preservers act, but they need a worthy organic vassal, a ring bearer. They find what they seek in an unexpected place—Earth.

Follow the starship Dreamer, her commander Valerie Dunne, and crew as they navigate the past, present, and distant futures. Earth’s fate now rests on this strange woman’s ability to harness five Hesaurun rings — rings with the power to destroy, heal, manipulate time, and somehow help her find a way to alter her own destiny.

The Rings of Hesaurun is a fast-paced but easy-to-follow adventure with a myriad of characters, settings, and surprises. Peter Harrett has crafted a thrilling page-turner with character development akin to the brilliance of King or Koontz.

The Rings of Hesaurun (Peter Harrett)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "An intricate, lighthearted, and imaginative journey of time loops featuring travelers and a marvelous legacy from the past and the future. Truly a mind-bender, author Peter Harrett creates a rich work that embodies genuine characters of depth and intrigue. Composed in a clear narrative voice, announced chapter pattern, and augmented by a detailed and descriptive writing style, this title is an absolute delight to read!.[...]" - Northcoaster (Amazon)

- "[...] Again, strong storyline, good characters, interesting interactions that are well written. Just a good book overall! I’d recommend this, even if you aren’t huge on sci-fi, it’s a pretty cool way to get out of your normal reading routine, a nice nightstand book."  - Blendorama (Amazon)

- "This is a top-notch, fast-paced suspense/sci-fi/time travel adventure with a myriad of characters and different settings. It seems Valerie Dunne, whom we first meet as a waif when she witnesses the brutal murder of her parents just outside her home, holds the key to the secret of the Hesaurun rings. The rings have enormous power and, not surprisingly, are sought after by not only those with good intentions, but also the nefarious who would use them for evil. [...]" - Michael Smith

About the Author

Author Peter Harrett
Author Peter Harrett
Born and raised in Oregon, Peter Harrett has spent most of his adult life in Western Washington, where he lives with his family. 

Peter credits his interest in language and writing to his grandfather, Peter James Bennett, a prolific poet who was both a mentor and a role model, and continues to shape Peter's life and character to this day. 

The Rings of Hesaurun is Peter's debut novel. 




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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

New Indie Book Release: Scepter of Flint (N.L. Holmes)

New Indie Book Release: 
Scepter of Flint - N.L. Holmes
Historical Mystery (386 Pages - January 2021)

Scepter of Flint is set in ancient Egypt during the reign of Akhenaten. The protagonist is Lord Hani (a real person), diplomat and family man.

About the Book

Scepter of Flint (N.L. Holmes)
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During the Great Jubilee of the Aten, a mysterious series of tomb robberies takes place, and witnesses begin to die. 

With plague ravaging the palace, where Hani’s daughter is a physician, and Egypt’s ally, Naharin, collapsing into the hands of a usurper, 

Hani must make sense of what is happening. 

And who in high places is his real enemy?

For lovers of Egypt, it reconstructs the world in lively detail and puts the reader right there in the land of the pyramids. The characters and the challenges they face will be immediately identifiable: issues of conscience, inter-generational relationships, even plague. 

For mystery readers, they’ll find a complex whodunit and a bit of political thriller.




About the Author

Author N.L. Holmes
Author N.L. Holmes
N.L. Holmes 
is the pen name of a professional archaeologist who received her doctorate from Bryn Mawr College. 

She has excavated in Greece and in Israel, and taught ancient history and humanities at the university level for many years. 

She has always had a passion for books, and in childhood, she and her cousin (also a writer today) used to write stories for fun. 


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Monday, May 17, 2021

Featured Indie Book: The Outlander War (Mark Piggott)

The Outlander War (Mark Piggott)Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Fantasy Novel The Outlander War (Forever Avalon Series) by Mark Piggott.

The Outlander War brings the real world and the fantasy world together through the possibility of conflict and war. Imagine an island of Elves, Dwarves, dragons and wizards suddenly appearing in the world. How would you react to the news?  

The Book has been published via Austin Macauley Publishers and is available as eBook and Paperback - 286 pages - released in February 2020.



About the Book

It is an island frozen in time and space. For more than 3,000 years, the island of Avalon remained hidden from the outside world; a place of eternal magic, where the descendants of King Arthur ruled over a land filled with magical creatures, Elves, Dwarves and dragons. The island was only accessible through a rift in the Bermuda Triangle, where mariners and aviators disappeared throughout history. No one believed Avalon was anything but a myth.

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, in the heart of a naval exercise, Avalon suddenly reappeared, causing disruptions on both fronts. The US Navy, now circling the mysterious island, wants answers. On Avalon, they fear Outlanders would intrude on their home; and caught in the middle of it all is Lord Bryan MoonDrake, the Gil-Gamesh of Avalon, Knight Eternal and champion of the magical realm.

The Gil-Gamesh was once a US Navy sailor, lost at sea in a freak storm, who found his way to Avalon. After his family followed him to the island, they decided to stay and make this their home. Now they are torn between loyalty to their new home and compassion for their old one.

The tensions build as modern technology faces off against ancient magic on an island where the laws of magic supersede the laws of science, causing mechanical weapons to falter and shut down. As military forces continue to surround the mysterious island, bringing both sides to the brink of war, an ancient evil arises from within, one that has been seeking the throne of New Camelot for three millennia.

The Outlander War (Mark Piggott)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I am a sucker for all things Arthurian legend, so I knew this was right up my alley. I was immediately engrossed in the flashback to the end of the final battle between Arthur and Mordred, and I loved the idea of Merlin preserving all remaining magic and mythological creatures on the hidden island of Avalon. [...] The clash of ancient Avalon and modern technology is an interesting concept, one that I would like to explore more, should there be more books on the series.[...]" - Krislee Nicole

- "Fun and exciting"  - Karen B. (Amazon)

- "This is an interesting and entertaining story. It has the full gambit of fantastic characters. Camelot, Elves, Dwarfs, Humans and all types of monsters. Lots of magic and military maneuvers [...]" - Zippy Inger

About the Author

Author Mark Piggott
Author Mark Piggott
Mark Piggott
, 
a native of Phillipsburg, N.J., enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1982, beginning a 23-year career. He served on four aircraft carriers and various duty stations as a Navy Journalist before he attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He retired from active duty in 2006.

His first novel, Forever Avalon, was published in 2009, followed by his second novel, The Dark Tides, in 2014. The Outlander War, Book Three of the Forever Avalon series from Austin Macauley Publishing, was released in 2020. He is currently working on the fourth book in the Forever Avalon series, The Prometheus Engine, and a new fantasy/adventure series, The Last Magus.

His short story, Demonfall, was one of ten stories published in The Publishing Room fantasy anthology, Of Distant Worlds.

His short story, Corsair and the Sky Pirates,won the Crystal Peake Publishing “Steampunk Writing Contest” and will be published in a steampunk anthology in 2021.

He and his wife, Georgiene, live in Alexandria, Virginia. They have three children




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The Outlander War (Mark Piggott)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Featured Indie Book: There Will Your Heart Be (Susan Marie Graham)

There Will Your Heart Be (Susan Marie Graham)Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: New Adult Historical Christian Fiction There Will Your Heart Be by Susan Marie Graham.

There Will Your Heart Be is set against a backdrop of WW2, it's an exploration of the topic of forgiveness from three points of view. First, can you forgive someone who's done something heinous to you? Second, can you forgive someone who's hurt someone you love? And third, can you forgive yourself?

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 410 pages - released in March 2021.


About the Book

A New-Adult love story about redemption and the power of God's grace.

It's 1944. All Annalaura wants is to get through college, marry Eddie, and settle into a "normal" life. But World War 2 is ablaze, and Eddie is sent overseas. 

Annalaura takes a break from missing him by attending a New Year's Eve celebration, and her life is forever altered when she suffers a physical assault.

Now, with a broken spirit and an unwanted pregnancy, all she can do is go away. She leaves her life, her family, and Eddie behind. It's better for them that way, isn't it?

Annalaura is left starting her life over, on her own, separated from everything she loves.  And she almost thinks she can make it. Until she's confronted with Jesus' command to forgive when her attacker resurfaces, looking for absolution. But is it possible to forgive the unforgivable? Annalaura doesn't think so. Instead, she sets out to remake herself and seize the opportunity for revenge.

There Will Your Heart Be (Susan Marie Graham)
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About the Author

Author Susan Marie Graham
Author Susan Marie Graham

Susan Marie Graham
 left a corporate career to pursue writing. 

She writes about Christian characters for Christians in the New Adult category, although this story would be at home in Young Adult and Women's fiction.

She lives in Tennessee with her husband and cat. There Will Your Heart Be is the author's debut novel. 

Currently writing a series based on The Fruit of the Spirit.



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Monday, May 10, 2021

Featured Indie Book: Confidentiality (Pete Wilke)

Confidentiality (Pete Wilke)Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Legal Thriller Confidentiality by Pete Wilke.

Confidentiality is about a complex civil court case involving the Central California vineyard/wine market, involving three different law firms, one fantastically corrupt defendant, and a flawed but likeable protagonist struggling to balance family, health & profession in the midst of the chaos.  

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 394 pages - released in April 2021.


About the Book

Robert Sinclair, Esq. has some version of it all: the Holmby Hills mansion, a cherry Austin Healey rag-top; a four-year-old son who adores him, and a gorgeous wife (who doesn’t). There’s at least one good friend, a boat he occasionally sleeps on, and his private law practice, managed by the capable and comedic (by her own estimation) Florence Bull. 

“It’s a wonderful world,” he likes to say, but there are problems; his, at the moment, are three-fold: 

One: His marriage to that gorgeous wife is on the rocks; 

Two: a lingering head injury has ratcheted up, untimely because, 

Three: Robert is neck-deep in the most complex civil case of his career, defending the fantastically corrupt Phil Pearson, whose acts of fraud, manipulation, and potentially murder have destroyed a huge segment of the Central California table grape vineyard market. 

Of course, a new and inappropriate relationship with opposing counsel helps tip his life into a teetering pile of chaos.


Confidentiality (Pete Wilke)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Loved the people, Robert is a true modern day flawed hero. I love happy endings . . . I love seeing the entitled pr***s get it even more! Well done. Thanks for the entertainment. Can't wait to read the next one - Robert and Rebecca have cases left to solve!" - Susan W. (Amazon)

- "This irreverent legal drama by writer and longtime attorney, Pete Wilke, explores the ephemeral meaning of its title, with a slate of colorful characters who drive a narrative that’s compelling from a legal standpoint, provocative from a psychological one, and as wildly entertaining and unpredictable as the roller coaster ride that is Robert Sinclair’s life."  


About the Author

Author Pete Wilke
Author Pete Wilke
Pete Wilke
 is a long-time Los Angeles-area attorney specializing in securities, private placement, and investor documentation, particularly for emerging businesses, and independent film production and its many ancillary elements.

He is also a writer and producer; his original musical, Country the Musical, was produced to critical acclaim (LA Times, etc.) at Santa Ana’s Crazy Horse Steakhouse & Saloon in 1999, and later for a taped production (in 2000) at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield. All twenty of the soundtrack songs (music and lyrics written by Pete), were recorded in both Nashville and Los Angeles, and can be heard by accessing the Music Page on the show’s website, or by clicking over to the show’s SoundCloud page. Given resurgent interest, new production opportunities for this evergreen work are being explored.

A solo singer/songwriter in his own right, he wrote, produced, and performed a 12-song album titled, Down From Montana, which was recorded in Nashville with some of the city’s finest players and producers. The project has been enthusiastically received by listeners across the country, including Montana radio stations, and can be accessed on YouTube, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

When he decided take another creative leap—this time in “novel” form—he conjured up a story that taps his estimable legal expertise, his appreciation for irreverent humor, as well as his unique storytelling voice. It’s a complex, sexy, suspenseful read, and he hopes you enjoy it as much as he did writing it.

Pete lives with his wife, author/singer Lorraine Devon Wilke, Author of the 5-STAR Bestseller 'After The Sucker Punch' , in Playa del Rey, CA; his two grown children, Jennie Wilke Willens and Dillon Wilke, and their families, nearby. 



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Confidentiality (Pete Wilke)