Sunday, August 18, 2019

Featured Indie Book: The Phoenix Embryo (Jeanne Marcella)


The Phoenix Embryo (Jeanne Marcella)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Dark Fantasy Novel The Phoenix Embryo by Jeanne Marcella.

The Phoenix Embryo is a gritty dark fantasy for mature readers who enjoy mystery, suspense, tragedy, warrior priests and phoenix gods. It is a coming of age story filled with betrayal, grief, and hope. This is book 1 of the Seasons of the Phoenix saga, an LGBTQ fantasy fiction.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 400 pages - released in January 2018.




About the Book

Twelve-and-a-half-year-old Acanthus Breese and his yellow-robed peers have survived without an adult presence for seven years. They’ve scavenged. Endured madness, starvation, and murder after the adults imprisoned and abandoned them without a backward glance. They’ve clawed their way to civilization and questionable sanity at the guidance of one of their own.

Thirteen-year-old Edward Dasheel is a direct descendant of the goddess Staritti and the red phoenix god, Dasheel. Because of Edward’s love and leadership, Acanthus and the other boys know that despite their regretful crime of harming Staritti and driving her away, hope for redemption remains.

Acanthus knows Edward better than anyone; he knows Edward hides dark secrets about their exile, the adults, and specifically about him. So it is terrifying when suddenly the adults return, pushing themselves back into their lives. What do they want after all these years? And why?

The Phoenix Embryo (Jeanne Marcella)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "The uniqueness of the phoenix races and the worldbuilding. Of Acanthus Breese's journey to discover who, and what he is. In the first book, the reader is kept in the dark almost as much as Acanthus is. Much of the plot unfolds as Acanthus learns it throughout the novel. [...]" - Reader Review

- "[...] The girls and kids who don't toe the line disappear and are assumed dead. The adults treat the kids like they are monsters, inflict various psychological tortures on them, and do not allow them knowledge. The boys form a culture, with love bonds (hence the hair beading, it is a bonding ritual) and a form of government. So Acanthus opens the book by finding himself [...]" - Amazon Review



About the Author

Granted unlimited access to books at a very early age via the library, Jeanne Marcella quickly acquired a fondness for creating her own stories through word and drawing.

Her wild imagination was further fueled by working in libraries and bookstores throughout her life. She writes fantasy that dives into quests and the grit of living. Her style is eclectic and eccentric. Stories move outside-the-box and embody the fantastic as fantasy was meant to be consumed. Her darker sagas are not for the faint of heart; they burrow deeper into exploring that idea of fantastic and push boundaries.

Nearly all her characters are LGBTQIA+ (gay/queer), but that does not define who they are or the goals they struggle to reach.

Jeanne was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.




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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Featured Indie Book: The Demon Lord of California (Jeanne Marcella)


The Demon Lord of California (Jeanne Marcella)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Novel The Demon Lord of California by Jeanne Marcella.

The Demon Lord of California is the first book in an urban fantasy/paranormal series set in 1900s San Francisco Bay Area. At the forefront are phoenix, angels, and demons.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 242 pages - released in March 2019.




About the Book

How long will it take to fan the flames and enrage a phoenix? Start the countdown.

Stripped of his psychic powers, Calico Winghorse barely made it to 19th century Earth via his interdimensional portal. As a mixed-blood phoenix concealing himself in human form, he opens a bakery in the San Francisco Bay Area and quietly licks his wounds. But the unique method of his escape has drawn the unwanted attention of Infinity Corporation.

Representing this angelic-run company is Agustín Chávez de la Cruz, the Demon Lord of California. Even though Agustín is the corporation’s heir, he finds himself demoted from his daily duties for a new assignment: take absolute control of the portal.

As Agustín formulates a more gracious avenue of acquiring Calico’s gateway, the demanding head of IC interferes, further complicating matters. From this unexpected interlude, Calico and Agustín realize they both wish to establish more than a mere business arrangement. So negotiations stumble along, all the while Calico ensures that the good people of the city are getting their fill of baked goods.
Yet due to Calico’s injuries, the portal remains vulnerable to the darker forces that want it at any cost. Agustín will have to push both his angelic heritage, and his own psychic powers to the very limits to mend someone who not only bears celestial blood, but who is also the god of space and time.

The Demon Lord of California (Jeanne Marcella)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I throughly enjoyed this exquisite masterpiece! MC's Gus and Cal are devine, chemistry is abundant. The world building is exceptional, I literally couldn't stop reading. (And OMG when will book 2 be out?) This lady can write, you guys seriously need to pick this up and read in one sitting! [...]" - OldBookworm CB

- "[...] The characters were my favorite part of this book, with 2 main characters that were well developed as well as a plethora of supporting characters that also had interesting lives and character development, it was easy to get invested. The only thing I struggled with in getting to know the characters was their very interesting backgrounds and histories that we didn't get a lot of information on early on. I expect more development and backstory to be filled in in the sequel. Overall, an enjoyable read, and a great first foray into LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy." - Life's A Book

- "Enjoyable and intriguing. The author did a credible job in writing about the early 1900's with characters that both lived in our world, and their own. decent world building, and I enjoyed the ebb and flow of the book.[...]" - Spencer P.


About the Author

Granted unlimited access to books at a very early age via the library, Jeanne Marcella quickly acquired a fondness for creating her own stories through word and drawing.

Her wild imagination was further fueled by working in libraries and bookstores throughout her life. She writes fantasy that dives into quests and the grit of living. Her style is eclectic and eccentric. Stories move outside-the-box and embody the fantastic as fantasy was meant to be consumed. Her darker sagas are not for the faint of heart; they burrow deeper into exploring that idea of fantastic and push boundaries.

Nearly all her characters are LGBTQIA+ (gay/queer), but that does not define who they are or the goals they struggle to reach.

Jeanne was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.




Links to the Book

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Monday, August 05, 2019

Featured Indie Book: The Dark Secret of Votum (K.R. Sanford)


The Dark Secret of Votum (K.R. Sanford)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Paranormal Suspense Novel The Dark Secret of Votum by K.R. Sanford.

The Dark Secret of Votum is about Harley Nolan who must fight for her life with nothing more than her new gift as she finds herself submerged in a world she once knew to be pure myth.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 400 pages - released in March 2018.



About the Book

Run

It was only a whisper, but it was enough to rip Harley Nolan from her dreams. The room was dark. The fear overwhelming. The warning sent chills racing down her spine, urging her to leave her home in the middle of the night.

She should have listened.

The Dark Secret of Votum (K.R. Sanford)
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Now it's too late. Harley is trapped, and they have no intention of letting her go. She is powerless against them, unable to escape her uncertain future. She can only obey, or suffer the consequences, and even then, she can't escape the torture.

That is until the night her captors mysteriously disappear—leaving Harley, and her fellow prisoners, to die.

Harley must now fight for her life with nothing more than her new gift as she finds herself submerged in a world she once knew to be pure myth.


About the Author

Author K.R. Sanford
Author K.R. Sanford
K.R. Sanford has just begun her writing career, beginning with the Captivity series. Though she has loved writing stories, this is the first time she has committed herself to publishing to the public. There is no telling what the future holds, but for now she enjoys the company of her German Shepherd, J.D. and her amazing fiancé, who encourages her to do what she loves.

K.R. Sanford: "When danger is paramount, lives can be changed forever. There will be those who let the world fall into darkness, and there will be those who must fight, lest they fall with it. These worlds of myth and legend, of doom or victory, are just a simple story for me and you. To them it is much more. Death is knocking at their door. Hope is nothing more than something held onto when the end is near. Foes are disguised as friends, and families are torn apart. I can take you to these worlds and show you the despair they must overcome. How they will rise against the odds or fall into the abyss to be forgotten. All you must do is turn the pages, and I will show you."




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Saturday, July 27, 2019

New Indie Book Release: Wild Hare (Laura Koerber)


New Indie Book Release:
Wild Hare - Laura Koerber
Dystopia / Magical Realism (171 Pages - June 2019)

Wild Hare is about Bobby Fallon, the main character, who is half-human and half-wild hare forest spirit. When he has to raise money to get a friend out of jail, he inadvertently becomes an agent of change and chaos.

"Wild Hare is magical realism dystopian novel set against a backdrop of global climate change and political realities that are a logical extension of contemporary conservatism. The novel is not preachy, however. The tone is set by the first sentence, “The world is coming to an end, but my personal life is okay, I guess.” [...]" - Reader Review

About the Book

Wild Hare (Laura Koerber)
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It's 2032, the US is a one-party kleptocracy, and climate change has set the forests of Wisconsin on fire. In the small town of Bear Lake, the local police force, which has been privatized to an anti-immigrant militia, is hosting a visit from the area's Congressman as part of a national celebration of capitalism.

Bobby Fallon, a small time criminal and the owner of a funky resort, and is only half human. His mother was a forest spirit of the wild hare clan and the guardian of a remnant of old growth forest. Bobby inherited the responsibilities of guardianship along with his mother's special non-human attributes: He can fly, he can affect other people's thinking, and he can enter and leave at will "fairy time," or life in a different plain of existence.

Bobby leads a double life, sometimes mixing with the regular humans of Bear Lake but mostly hanging out with the water spirits and coyote tricksters of the woods. He knows that the whole planet is in trouble, and knows that disaster in the form of fire could come to his part of the world any day, but he tries to keep his focus on his own life and tend to his own business.

That changes when his best friend Arne is jailed for unpaid speeding tickets, and Bobby has to raise the money for bail. Using fair means and foul to raise the money, Bobby becomes, inadvertently, an agent of change and chaos beyond his own expectations.




About the Author

Author Laura Koerber
Author Laura Koerber
Laura Koerber is a writer and artist and lives with her husband and family of dogs on an island in Puget Sound. Her first book, The Dog Thief and Other Stories, was listed in Kirkus Review as one of the One Hundred Best Indy Publications of 2015. Since then, she has written two more novels and a nonfiction book.

The non-fiction book, I Once Was Lost but Now I'm Found, is an account of the rescue of 127 dogs from the notorious Olympic Animal Sanctuary, an effort that took a year and involved protests, assaults, arrests, and lawsuits before the dogs were finally liberated on Christmas Day.

Her second novel, Limbo, is a fantasy about a dead teenager who decides to throw a neighborhood block party for her small corner of the afterlife. Publisher's Weekly described Limbo as "a slow, captivating exploration of life, death, and the place of kindness and forgiveness in the salvation of the spirit."

Eclipse Dancer, her third novel, is the first in a planned quartet featuring interactions between nature spirits and ordinary life. The nature spirits are loosely based on a combination of Native American spirituality and the fairies of Northern European tradition. A winner of an honorable mention in the 2019 Readers' Views Literary contest, Eclipse Dancer earned this praise from reviewer S.L. Hoyte: "Combining elements of fantasy with hard-core human issues, many relevant in today’s world, Koerber takes the reader on a magical journey as down-to-earth as it is out-of-this-world...The author has an extraordinary talent for transporting the reader directly into her story. Her voice is distinct and rich with tones both inviting and unsettling at the same time. And, while the author excels at getting inside the heart and soul of her readers, the connection garnered by what remains unsaid is remarkable. The writing is descriptive and artistic, without being flowery or overdone, and leaving just enough room to incorporate snippets of one’s own imagination. Some things are just not taught and Koerber’s writing is one of those things–she has a gift."



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Friday, July 05, 2019

Featured Indie Book: The Alchemy of Noise (Lorraine Devon Wilke)


The Alchemy of Noise (Lorraine Devon Wilke)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Literary Fiction Novel The Alchemy of Noise by Lorraine Devon Wilke.

The Alchemy of Noise ventures beyond the humor and pathos of family drama explored so cleverly in her first two novels to dig deep into the politics of contemporary culture. At its heart a love story, it explores the complexity of race in a suspenseful drama driven by issues of privilege, prejudice, police profiling and legal entanglements, and the disparities in how those provocative themes impact the various and diverse characters involved.

The Book has been published via She Writes Press and is available as eBook and Paperback - 353 pages - released in April 2019.


About the Book

In a world so full of lonely people and broken hearts, Chris Hawkins, a black sound engineer from Chicago’s south side, and Sidonie Frame―white, suburban-raised, the head manager of one of the city’s most elite venues―meet by work-related happenstance and fall quickly in love, convinced that by that act alone they can inspire peace, joy, and happiness in the world around them. The world, however, has other ideas.

Unexpected reactions amongst family and friends on both sides of the racial divide create conflict.

Day-to-day tensions, police disruptions, and the microaggressions Chris persistently encounters as a black man in the gritty environs of Chicago become a cultural flashpoint, challenging Sidonie’s privileged worldview and Chris’s ability to translate unfolding events. After a random and gut-wrenching series of police encounters shakes their resilience, it’s the shattering circumstance of a violent arrest―one in which Chris is identified as a serial vandal and potential rapist―that sends their world into free fall.

He claims his innocence; she believes him. But forces pushing against them are many and oppressive. With a looming trial, the dissipating loyalties of key allies, and unforeseen twists triggering doubt and suspicion, Sidonie and Chris are driven to question what they really know of each other and just whom to trust, leading to a powerful and emotional conclusion.

The Alchemy of Noise (Lorraine Devon Wilke)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] At one point I threw the book across the room, as she lobbed another twist across the page. You'll have to read it to find out how it turns out. I can assure you, she delivers." - B. Tyler

- "The Alchemy of Noise is an honest, empathetic, and powerful look at racial tensions in modern America, explored through one interracial couple’s burgeoning relationship―and how it plays on the concerns and assumptions of their friends and families. The writing is excellent, the characters full and real and conflicted―just like life." - Laurie Boris

- "[...] At times Lorraine Devon Wilke's written word is a bit closer to reality than we would like to imagine. The violence against Chris Hawkins, just because he happens to be a young black man, is heart wrenching. The ugliness of racism (against Chris) rises up from the pages, not only on the streets of Chicago but in all facets of his life." - Patsy E.

- "Wilke’s prose is cautious and empathetic, probing at the edges of politeness, taboo, and uncomfortable truth. . . the directness and openness with which the author explores the topic, as well as its continuing relevance, make this a novel that will still read as daring to many." - Kirkus Reviews


About the Author

Author Lorraine Devon Wilke
Author Lorraine Devon Wilke
Lorraine Devon Wilke's writing resume includes over a decade as a political/cultural contributor to HuffPost and other popular media/news sites. Her articles have been globally disseminated, reprinted in books, articles, and academic tomes, and she continues to write cultural essays and commentary at her blog, www.rockpapermusic.com and select media sites. Her two previous novels, After the Sucker Punch and Hysterical Love, are awarded, well reviewed, and available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and select bookstores. Her highly anticipated third novel, The Alchemy of Noise, was published in April 2019 by She Writes Press.

In addition to her writing, Lorraine works frequently as a singer/songwriter and actress, while her "semi-professional" hobby of photography has seen her work exhibited on many a gallery wall. Links to all her work, writing awards, and other details of her creative background can be found at www.lorrainedevonwilke.com.




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Sunday, June 30, 2019

New Indie Book Release: Strange Like Me (Sean Johnson)


New Indie Book Release:
Strange Like Me - Sean Johnson
Literary Fiction (388 Pages - June 2019)

Strange Like Me is Sean Johnson's Debut Novel

"Sean Johnson has written the quintessential American Millennial novel - a young man of decent moral character in a mostly amoral world of confused and confusing people; Sean's protagonist, Ryan, will break your heart [...]" - Reader Review

About the Book

Strange Like Me (Sean Johnson)
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Twenty-something barista and community college dropout Ryan Greaves finds himself in the exciting and terrifying position of having nothing to hold him back from pursuing what he loves.

The problem is, he hasn’t the faintest idea what that is.

Filled with a desire for a more meaningful life, Ryan encounters heartbreak, monotony, uncertainty, even violence in his quest to understand the strangeness of life.











About the Author

Sean Malcolm Ringo Johnson was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.

He studied Psychology and English at the University of North Texas before moving back to the city where he grew up to write the stories that had been stewing throughout his adolescence.

Strange Like Me is his debut novel.


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

New Indie Book Release: The Alchemy of Noise (Lorraine Devon Wilke)


New Indie Book Release:
The Alchemy of Noise - Lorraine Devon Wilke
Contemporary Literary Fiction (353 Pages - April 2019)

The Alchemy of Noise ventures beyond the humor and pathos of family drama explored so cleverly in her first two novels to dig deep into the politics of contemporary culture. At its heart a love story, it explores the complexity of race in a suspenseful drama driven by issues of privilege, prejudice, police profiling and legal entanglements, and the disparities in how those provocative themes impact the various and diverse characters involved.

"Wilke’s prose is cautious and empathetic, probing at the edges of politeness, taboo, and uncomfortable truth. . . the directness and openness with which the author explores the topic, as well as its continuing relevance, make this a novel that will still read as daring to many." - Kirkus Reviews

About the Book

The Alchemy of Noise (Lorraine Devon Wilke)
Click to Read an Excerpt
In a world so full of lonely people and broken hearts, Chris Hawkins, a black sound engineer from Chicago’s south side, and Sidonie Frame―white, suburban-raised, the head manager of one of the city’s most elite venues―meet by work-related happenstance and fall quickly in love, convinced that by that act alone they can inspire peace, joy, and happiness in the world around them. The world, however, has other ideas.

Unexpected reactions amongst family and friends on both sides of the racial divide create conflict.

Day-to-day tensions, police disruptions, and the microaggressions Chris persistently encounters as a black man in the gritty environs of Chicago become a cultural flashpoint, challenging Sidonie’s privileged worldview and Chris’s ability to translate unfolding events. After a random and gut-wrenching series of police encounters shakes their resilience, it’s the shattering circumstance of a violent arrest―one in which Chris is identified as a serial vandal and potential rapist―that sends their world into free fall.

He claims his innocence; she believes him. But forces pushing against them are many and oppressive. With a looming trial, the dissipating loyalties of key allies, and unforeseen twists triggering doubt and suspicion, Sidonie and Chris are driven to question what they really know of each other and just whom to trust, leading to a powerful and emotional conclusion.




About the Author

Author Lorraine Devon Wilke
Author Lorraine Devon Wilke
Lorraine Devon Wilke's writing resume includes over a decade as a political/cultural contributor to HuffPost and other popular media/news sites. Her articles have been globally disseminated, reprinted in books, articles, and academic tomes, and she continues to write cultural essays and commentary at her blog, www.rockpapermusic.com and select media sites. Her two previous novels, After the Sucker Punch and Hysterical Love, are awarded, well reviewed, and available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and select bookstores. Her highly anticipated third novel, The Alchemy of Noise, was published in April 2019 by She Writes Press.

In addition to her writing, Lorraine works frequently as a singer/songwriter and actress, while her "semi-professional" hobby of photography has seen her work exhibited on many a gallery wall. Links to all her work, writing awards, and other details of her creative background can be found at www.lorrainedevonwilke.com.


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

New Indie Book Release: Hidden Faults (Jon Decker, Sr.)


New Indie Book Release:
Hidden Faults - Jon Decker, Sr.
Fiction / Suspense (400 Pages - May 2019)

Hidden Faults is a unique suspense thriller based on a conspiracy caused by a new scientific discovery.

"The book had my undivided attention. Captivating to the very end. Definitely a promising new author with amazing natural talent." - Reader Review

About the Book

Hidden Faults (Jon Decker, Sr.)
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When Frank Smiley woke up this morning, he thought today was going to be like any other day.

He was wrong!

Scott Ross, his friend and fellow scientist, is being framed for murder.

As a conspiracy between corrupt politicians and ruthless businessmen unfolds, Frank must race against time to save his friend and family from the ruthless killers.









About the Author

Author Jon Decker, Sr.
Author Jon Decker, Sr.
Jon Decker, Sr. is a High School Science Teacher and the Science Department Chairperson in a large Hudson Valley high school in upstate New York.

He is a graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Geology and a Masters Degree in Education.

Jon has been married to his lovely wife Roseann for over 30 years and is a father and grandfather.

Jon is a native to the Hudson Valley region in upstate New York. He was born in Kingston, New York in 1962 and presently lives in Saugerties, New York. Jon loves music, theater, fishing, travelling and spending time with his family.



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Friday, June 07, 2019

Featured: Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)


Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Science Fiction / Fantasy Novel Radioactive Evolution by Richard Hummel.

Radioactive Evolution is set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world hundreds of years after nuclear war decimated the earth's population. It is a story about one man's quest which lead him on a wild adventure fraught with danger, intrigue, and discovery.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook, Hardcover, and Paperback - 492 pages - November 2018.


About the Book

The elite of society fled to cities created to float in the skies and oceans after nuclear war destroyed much of the planet, leaving humanity to die and fend off the many mutated creatures that roam its surface.

Jared Cartwright sets out to explore the wastelands nearly a decade after a brilliant scientist released nanotechnology across the globe, allowing man to survive the nuclear radiation permeating the air. He leaves the safety of his colony following a tragedy.

Unbeknownst to him, the tragedy was entirely preventable and those in power are to blame.

Jared uncovers the truth through a series of surprising events and finds himself in a quest to bring vengeance and justice to those deserving.

Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "The story was amazing and it was so well constructed. I loved how the twists and turns took the story to new heights. The dialogues showed so much more about the characters and showed how vital each and every one of them was. I enjoyed the smooth flow of the story. The action was intense, and the emotions were too. I could feel what Jared was feeling. I could feel his fear, his energy and his own desire to fight on. Radioactive Evolution is a wonderful and very entertaining reading experience." - Rabia Tanveer

- "Richard Hummel has created a fantastical adventure that is so visceral it feels real, and overall I'd definitely recommend Radioactive Evolution to all readers of dark science fiction, post apocalyptic and dystopian worlds" - K.C. Finn

Friday, May 10, 2019

New Indie Book Release: Resentments and Revenge (Diane Ezzard)


New Indie Book Release:
Resentments and Revenge - Diane Ezzard
Mystery (257 Pages - March 2019)

Resentments and Revenge is the Book 4 in the Sophie Brown Mystery series but can be read as a standalone. “Wonderful and engrossing.”

About the Book

Resentments and Revenge (Diane Ezzard)
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A murdered woman, a missing schoolboy, are they connected?

Sophie and Jack believe they are and get caught up in the dangerous world of gangs and drugs to find out. Jack desperately wants his old school bully, the notorious drug dealer Dom Duggan, to be behind the crimes and becomes obsessed with trying to nail him.

Can Sophie and Jack enter the dark world of criminals and gangsters and come out unscathed? With their own lives under threat, can they find out what happened to missing Louie?

Is Jack’s obsession with nailing Dom based on facts, or did he get it all wrong and is just seeking revenge for something that happened in the past? Find out in this gripping and gritty novel with a twist at the end you won’t see coming.





About the Author

Author Diane Ezzard
Author Diane Ezzard
Manchester born Diane Ezzard writes psychologically charged domestic noir mysteries and thrillers about ordinary people coping with extraordinary circumstances. She is the author of the Sophie Brown series.

In her previous life, she worked as a HR manager, counselor, ran numerous businesses including a café, travel business, cleaning company and hair and beauty salon. She has also worked as an emergency medical dispatcher and managed a charity.

She is now doing what she loves best—writing novels. She lives and works in London, close to her family. When she’s not writing, you will probably find her fighting pirates and dinosaurs with her young grandchildren.



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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

New Indie Book Release: Shades of Justice (Carolyn Arnold)


New Indie Book Release:
Shades of Justice - Carolyn Arnold
Mystery / Thriller / Police Procedural (419 Pages - April 2019)

Shades of Justice delves into the secrets that people and families keep from the world and each other. This is a gripping story that will have you questioning what secrets you are keeping.

About the Book

Shades of Justice (Carolyn Arnold)
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The line between good and evil isn’t always clear…

“Tremendous! A double homicide, decadent scandals, and smooth prose—Shades of Justice is the perfect combination of mystery and suspense.” –K.J. Howe, bestselling author of Skyjack

Detective Madison Knight has risked her badge—and her life—in the pursuit of justice before, and she just might need to do so again. Two victims are found murdered and naked in the home of Steven Malone, who is the largest contributor to the Stiles PD. One victim is his wife. The other victim is a John Doe. This high-profile double homicide immediately pits Madison against her sergeant, who seems more intent on protecting the Malones’ reputation and retaining a benefactor than catching a killer.

Madison will need to pull on her tenacity and courage if she’s going to follow the evidence without prejudice. In the process, it becomes clear that finding justice isn’t always black and white, and often the shades in between tell the fullest story—and it’s not something she will forget anytime soon.




About the Author

Author Carolyn Arnold
Author Carolyn Arnold
Carolyn Arnold is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives in London, Ontario, with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime.


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Friday, April 12, 2019

New Indie Book Release: Soul Dark - Chosen (E. L. Reedy & A. M. Wade)


New Indie Book Release:
Soul Dark: Chosen - E.L. Reedy & A. M. Wade
YA Contemporary Fantasy (236 Pages - April 2019)

Soul Dark: Chosen is a coming of age story, where Lukas, the main character, does not realize the neighbor girl is madly in love with him. His family is very old and filled with the warmth and love of farming families. He practices magic and serves and ancient Goddess, and though he doesn't realize it until the end, he is the pawn in an ancient game between two warring deities.

About the Book

Soul Dark - Chosen (E. L. Reedy & A. M. Wade)
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War is coming between Lukas’ Goddess and an ancient Demon Lord. But the death of his parents shakes his faith, and with the loss of his remaining family it is shattered. Blinded by rage, Lukas turns away from his friends and trains under a deceptive, yet formidable master to hone his magic and prevent the demon’s final objective--obliteration of all life on earth.

War begins! A forged weapon, Lukas rejoins his friends and sets after the Demon King. From a hidden crypt, where evil lies waiting, to the Iowa countryside, they battle to prevent the end of all they know. Lukas must overcome his doubts and allow the Light to work through him--to defeat both the foe of his Goddess and a new more familiar one.

Soul Dark: Chosen is a coming of age tale in the modern-day world when a war between ancient deities and demons culminates in a winner-takes-all battle that could determine the fate of all mankind.





About the Author

Author E.L. Reedy
Author E. L. Reedy
E.L. Reedy was born and raised in Iowa, where he devoured tomes of fantasy, sci-fi, and young adult novels as a child.

In his free time, he is an avid gamer (D&D and Pathfinder).

He has traveled the world as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and now lives in Iowa, where with his writing partner, he continues to pen works in the realms of Fantasy and Horror in the Young Adult Universe.


Author A M. Wade
Author A M. Wade
A. M. Wade was born the only girl in a family with five boys, she readily escaped into fantasy, sci-fi, and other fiction novels.

Having traveled through most of the US, she enjoys using scenery and characteristics of the different states in the story adventures she created for the little ones in her family.

Now, she writes sci-fi, fantasy and horror with a lifelong co-conspirator.



Connect with E.L. Reedy via the Author's Website
and on Twitter: @AuthorELR

Connect with A. M. Wade via the Author's Website
and on Twitter: @keysmomma