Friday, January 22, 2021

New Indie Book Release: DEAD SILENT Box Set

New Indie Book Release: 
DEAD SILENT Box Set - Judith Lucci, Fiona Quinn, Sandra Woffington, Michelle Medhat, Dan Petrosini, Greta Boris, David Berens, J.D. Weston, Tom Fowler, L.K. Hill, Gavin Reese, K.C. Sivils, Tom Schneider, Elleby Harper, Dwayne Gill, James Harper, Jay Tinsiano & Jay Newton, Chris Patchell
Crime Fiction / Mystery Collection (2617 Pages - January 2021)

DEAD SILENT Box Set contains 18 deadly stories by 18 best selling authors.

About the Book

DEAD SILENT Box Set
The secrets must be kept, or the body count will rise...

Are you ready for the eighteen deadly crime thrillers that will keep you up all night?

Shrouded in mystery, these thrillers by eighteen (18) Wall Street Journal, USA Today and International Best-selling authors, will keep you turning the pages for weeks. It’s a limited time collection that will introduce you to your new favorite writers.

What made the art thieves kill? Why does the old case haunt the detective? Can the assassins be stopped?

From Los Angeles to Scotland to Prague, the twists and turns will leave you in a cold sweat, needing to know what happens next with page after page of the deadliest crimes you can imagine.

This Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Box-Set is perfect for fans of David Baldacci, James Patterson, Chris Collett, Angela Marsons, and Lisa Gray.

Today: On Sale !

DEAD SILENT Box Set
Click to Read an Excerpt


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and on Facebook


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

New Indie Book Release: Take it on Faith (Jessie Marie)

New Indie Book Release: 
Take it on Faith - Jessie Marie
Contemporary Romance (308 Pages - October 2020)

Take it on Faith is a friends-to-lovers, second chance romance about two friends who reconnect after an event that tore them apart. A standalone novel about the dangers of second chances and unrequited love…especially when it’s had years to burn. 


About the Book

Take it on Faith (Jessie Marie)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Alicia Jones scored her dream job. But what if it comes with a price?

Everyone thinks I’m making a mistake by marrying upcoming college football star Michael Smith. Everyone, that is, except my parents…and Michael. 

But I know best. Michael is everything that a girl could dream of - he’s generous, sexy, compassionate, fun-loving, and most of all, stable. I have everything I could ever want.

So when I bump into flaky, free as a bird Andrew Parker, years after the fight that ended our friendship, I think nothing of it. 
Sure, we can be friends. 
Sure, let’s have an adventure as I chase my dream job.

Of course I will be able to handle being in confined spaces for long periods of time with the man that always believed in me, convinced me to chase my dreams, stole my heart years ago, maybe didn’t give it back, and is looking hotter than ever. Right?

…Right?



About the Author

Author Jessie Marie
Author Jessie Marie
Crisis handler by day and writer by night, Jessie Marie often finds herself wrapped up in the tales of humanity. She cultivated an appetite for a good story from the moment she could read, and it led to her desire to create some stories of her own.

When she's not writing or providing resources for students at a small SoCal film school, she can be found driving into the sunset while listening to the Foo Fighters, sinking her toes in the sand, or reveling in the beauty of a good meal. 

She also enjoys hanging out with her better half and favorite tiny human.

Connect with Jessie Marie via the Author's Website
and on Facebook


Saturday, January 16, 2021

New Indie Book Release: Two Hearts in a Grave (Pamela Harju)

New Indie Book Release:
Two Hearts in a Grave - Pamela Harju 
Women's Fiction (192 Pages - January 2021)

Two Hearts in a Grave is an evocative read for those who like their love stories with a twist. The author's love for rock music and the people who make it shines through in this dark love story.


About the Book

Two Hearts in a Grave (Pamela Harju)
Click to Read an Excerpt

There is a lot of sadness in Jeff.

Jeff and Hazel are in love. Life should be so simple, but an incident in Jeff's past haunts him to the point that he becomes a recluse. As his band prepares to release its first album after the tragedy, Hazel watches as Jeff's passions turn into obsessions. 

When Jeff's sorrow gets the best of him and alienates Hazel from her friends, the couple has to finally face the truth of what happened three years earlier...

Will Jeff's grief tear their love apart?







About the Author

Author Pamela Harju
Author Pamela Harju
Pamela Harju
 is the author of The Truth about Tomorrow, which won WriteIntoPrint's Captivating Opening Contest in 2017. 

She spends her spare time with her dogs and travelling to see rock bands most people have never heard of. She loves tea, big old houses and tattooed men and is happily unmarried to her partner of many years. 

A native Finn, Pamela lives in the Irish countryside in an old cottage that's always threatening to fall apart. She has a full-size dog agility arena in her back garden.


Connect with Pamela Harju via the Author's Website
and on Facebook


Friday, January 15, 2021

New Indie Book Release: Book Zero (Peter Bach)

New Indie Book Release:
Book Zero - Peter Bach 
Fantasy / Science-Fiction (308 Pages - December 2020)

Book Zero mashes historical myths to relate to the present day, while extending it conspiratorial into a fantastic future.


About the Book


Book Zero (Peter Bach)
Click to Read an Excerpt
To advance society, it takes a body count. Have you noticed? Because the gods and elite establishment want their future. It is only human to crush the competition and kill for a better tomorrow, or is it?
  
Balance Kenkovan, thought so as he skated through life on the GI bill in 2300 AD, in a cyber-controlled world which solves problems — no attention to the flotsam and jetsam of deadly technologies needed.   His ideas applied to bio-science by another student begets a nanorobot swarm. 

Life on earth faces obliteration. Yet, the world solves the crisis. The military kills the leaks, and recruits Balance as a world government Shadow Chaser. As promised, our brighter tomorrow still comes. Yet for Balance, under the establishment’s pressured control, he gets forged into the defender of government wrongs.

Chasing shadows, he climbs the elite ladder, while those genuinely in power topple society in a war amongst themselves. Most Humans don’t make it. Evil picks up where civilization drops it. And the world becomes a garden of dim, brutal Humanity. Dragons, wizards, and many mutant creatures now set Humanity’s future. 

Salvation rests in two genuine powers remaining to help or hinder Humanity, the controlling homicidal female, Isis, and Osiris, the male who forgot he was a god. Balance survives despite his sister-wife's intentions. Living, but not entirely understanding what he can do or which side he is on- the Humans, or the Anunnaki gods.



About the Author


Author Peter Bach
Author Peter Bach
Peter Bach
 reads chapters of his book at wine bars. It's engaging, but he's often unsure if it's the Goblin Porn flirtations with his work or the higher collective issues of humanity as challenged in the characters involved. The fellow collects bartender beta readers, and has been doing this for over 10 years. He understands he's getting around to publishing the first of his 12 novel series. 

His flare for present day political humor is evident. He might be crossing lines when the plant people enter relationships with humans. 

How far do you want to take interspecies meanderings to illustrate present day interracial plights? The man pushes envelopes and leaves them unsealed.


Connect with Peter Bach via the Author's Website
and via eMail


Friday, January 01, 2021

TOP 50 INDIE BOOKS - Readers' Choice - on IndieAuthorNews.com

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Check Out the TOP 50 Indie Books (Click Here!) and vote now for the Best Indie Book!

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Featured Indie Book: The Diplomat of Florence (Anthony R. Wildman)


The Diplomat of Florence (Anthony R. Wildman)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Thriller The Diplomat of Florence by Anthony R. Wildman.

The Diplomat of Florence is the only historical novel that has been written that explores Niccolo Machiavelli's career as a diplomat, during a particularly turbulent time in Italian history. 

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 406 pages - released in November 2020.



About the Book

Young diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli combines forces with artist and engineer Leonardo da Vinci to thwart the ambitions of a ruthless warlord to dominate Italy.

Florence, 1498. The long rule of the Medici is over and a new regime has emerged from the turbulence, a genuine republic of the people. But Florence is weak and threatened by a new warlord who is rampaging across central Italy—Cesare Borgia.

Niccolò Machiavelli is young and inexperienced when he becomes second secretary of the Florentine chancellery, but he is destined to become his city’s leading diplomat. As he tries to counter the Borgia threat, Machiavelli is plunged into the grim realities of power politics, negotiates with kings and popes, and learns that no one can be trusted.

In the tradition of Hilary Mantel, this is the story of a skilled diplomat whose name has become a byword for treachery and double dealing.

The Diplomat of Florence (Anthony R. Wildman)
Click to Read an Excerpt


Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Wow, great read. One of my favourite books of the year. Very enjoyable and educational. As good as his first about William Shakespeare. I hope to see a third book from Anthony soon. Highly recommended!" - Peter Mahler

- "Wildman has captured the true spirit of Machiavelli as a diplomat and participant in the Florentine Republic turmoil. He makes reading history enjoyable. It’s a lot easier to read than the Prince and you get almost as much understanding of his approach to politics [...]"  - Ralph Simpfendorfer

- "[...] Wildman also really fleshes out his characters, the settings, and the plot, so you feel like you are actually present as the action takes place. I was seriously impressed, and found myself wishing that the book would go on much longer. [...], definitely one of the best books that I have read this year (and there have been over 120 of them)! You won't go wrong with selecting this book to read!" - Old Warden


About the Author

Author Anthony R. Wildman
Author Anthony R. Wildman
Melbourne-based writer Anthony R. Wildman was born in England and migrated to Australia with his family in 1967. He grew up and was educated in South Australia, where he acquired a degree in history and politics from the University of Adelaide, which was the start of a lifelong fascination with both subjects.

After a career in business that saw him working in the oil industry, banking and finance, business services and management consulting, Anthony has embarked on a new phase of his life as a writer and novelist.

Though his long-term home is in Melbourne, Australia, he has journeyed extensively throughout Europe, Asia and America, satisfying his love of travel and new experiences.



Links to the Author & the Book 

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Connect with the Author on Twitter: @AnthonyRWildma1

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Featured Indie Book: The Phoenix, the Tiger, and the Rose (Jennifer Battershill)

   

The Phoenix, the Tiger, and the Rose (Jennifer Battershill)Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Paranormal Romance The Phoenix, the Tiger, and the Rose by Jennifer Battershill.

The Phoenix, the Tiger, and the Rose is a tale spanning decades and includes passages from Veronica’s dream journal, some of her poems, Alan’s lyrics, and plenty of REM intimacy with a man she always hoped would save her during her darkest times. 

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 380 pages - released in November 2020.


About the Book

In the summer of 1982, a teenage girl named Veronica began having recurring dreams of a strange man. A man she’s never known in her waking life, but it feels as if they’ve always known one another. 

A deep friendship begins, which blossoms into a long-term love affair in her sleeping world. Several months after the dreams started, it stuns her to see his face on a record sleeve. 

Alan Runner, the lead singer of a famous British pop band that had become a worldwide sensation, and the chances of getting to meet him outside the dream world were nearly impossible. Accompanying the dreams are coincidences and indications in his lyrics that he is dreaming of her too. But not all dreams become happily ever after. 

Life isn’t a fairytale, and this is a story about soulmates trying to find one another despite impossible odds and the cruel universe that continues to keep them apart.

The Phoenix, the Tiger, and the Rose (Jennifer Battershill)
Click to Read an Excerpt


Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Enjoyed the book immensely. Great story of love and devotion." - Cristina Morrison

- "It’s hard to stop loving someone when they’re always in your dreams, haunting you, taunting you. It’s sick love, the kind of love you’ll die by fire like the phoenix over and over for, the kind of love that transcends logic, time, and death."  - Amazon


About the Author

Author Jennifer Battershill
Author Jennifer Battershill
Jennifer Battershill
 
lives in northern New Jersey with her husband and children. She has spent most of her life with one foot in the supernatural realm and began experiencing paranormal events at a young age. 

She bought her first Tarot card deck with the money she earned from babysitting and would spend hours at the library just like the character in her book. She has had contact from the beyond in various ways and sees writing as a magical outlet, the same for any creative endeavor. 

And if she is skipping out on doing the laundry or cleaning, you can find her outside with a camera. She sees soul orbs in the daytime, which is unusual, but then again, New Jersey has a popular magazine dedicated to strange phenomena such as this and so much more.



Links to the Author & the Book 

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Connect with the Author on Twitter: @WatcherOrb

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Indie Author Interview: Mark David Albertson

Indie Author Interview with Mark David Albertson - Author of the Thriller Steaming: A Sea Story.

Mark David Albertson is what some of his friends have called a Renaissance Man, which in Mark’s mind is a great term for someone who couldn’t decide what to do in life. 
Mark practiced law for over 30 years in Washington State before returning to his beloved Texas. Along the way, he owned a private investigation agency, a hypnotherapy practice, and pursued other various and random distractions. 

Interview with Mark David Albertson

Author Mark David Albertson
Author Mark David Albertson
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News):
 
What is your (writing) background?
Mark David Albertson: In my former profession I wrote and/or contributed to a number of books and articles on the law business.  I was published internationally and had over a dozen law journal articles published when I was working. I have always loved writing, and like many other people have always wanted to write a novel.  When I had the opportunity to retire, I made my mind up that I would write the novel.  I enjoyed the process so much that I’m half-way through my second novel.
 
Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
I have several favorite writers from different genres.  I’d have to say that on the top of my list is Carl Hiassen.  I love how he creates wacky characters, impossible plotlines and ties it all up in a great mystery/thriller. Second to Carl is John Le Carre, the best spy thriller writer I’ve ever read.  Third is Dan Brown, who has the ability to weave history, myth and science into a page-turning thriller. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is my all-time favorite book, next to whatever Carl Hiassen book I’m reading.  I enjoy authors who take the time to paint a vivid picture for me of their characters, surroundings and feelings.

"[...] it took me 40 years to write my first novel"
 
When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
I have always enjoyed writing, and it has never been a burden for me.  I wrote short-stories when I was younger, just for the fun of it.  I knew I had at least one novel in me when I left the navy forty-some years ago.  Although it took me 40 years to write my first novel, it was so much fun that as soon as it was published I started on my second novel, which I hope to finish in the next couple of months.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do, and I think my mother still has the story in her keepsake box.  It was about a boy with the power to become invisible and the adventures he has fighting crime.

"My goal is to get at least 2000 words in each day."

Tell us about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?
Living on a small ranch in Texas means that there are a lot of diversions that can keep me from writing. So, yes, I have to keep a routine.  In the summertime, it’s cool in the mornings, so I get my ranch chores done in the morning.  By noon it can be pretty hot, so I take a shower and write for about four hours.  In the winter, the routine is reversed.  It’s cool in the mornings so I’ll write for about four hours and then go do chores in the afternoon.  My goal is to get at least 2000 words in each day.  Sometimes I don’t come close to that, and some days, it’s much higher.  When I’m done writing for the day, I’ll do a quick edit of the chapter I wrote, but nothing extensive.  About once every two weeks, I’ll read everything I’ve written to be sure I have the right flow and continuity.  Once the book is done, it’s hours of re-writing until I’m happy to send it to the editors to crucify! 

Please, describe your desk/workplace.
I share a very nice library/office with my sweety, Karen.  We have one large desk in the center of the room that we share, facing toward one another (by the way, she’s a writer also).  The library has a small wood stove that keeps things cozy in the winter, wood paneling that was built by hand by the man who built the original ranch house, and French doors out to the patio.  I can look out the French doors and see live oaks, cork oaks, a maple tree we planted, thick, greenery, and bird feeders with cardinals, mourning doves, finches, sparrows and more, and I can watch our three dogs trying to chase down squirrels. I keep my desk clear of everything but my computer and a coffee cup so that I have no clutter to distract me.  

"[...] the hardest part of writing [...] is restraining my 'inner critic'."
 
What do you find easiest about writing? What the hardest?
My head is filled with stories, and for me the easiest part of writing is creating the story, the characters and the plot.  Probably the hardest part of writing about me is restraining my “inner critic”.  I’m very hard on myself; OK, I’m a perfectionist, and I can find myself writing and re-writing chapters to the exclusion of all else.  Because of this I have to force myself to get my story on paper and comfort my inner critic by telling him that he will have plenty of time once the story is done to edit.

"Once that piece of writing is completed, it is incredibly satisfying [...]"

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I have always been a creator.  I love taking the raw materials to something and building a creation with my hands.  Writing, for me, is an extension of that passion for creation.  I never fail to get excited about taking a raw idea and turning it into a new creation.  Once that piece of writing is completed, it is incredibly satisfying to see it in tangible form.

Mark, please tell us a little about your Thriller Steaming: A Sea Story.
Although this is definitely not an autobiography, Steaming builds on my observations of the world, and particularly the US navy at the end of the Vietnam conflict.  My hero, Matt “Bert” Bertram, is a young man, fresh out of high school, who has little or no ambition to do much of anything other than enjoy a good adventure.  When he sees the tagline of the navy at the time, “It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure” he falls hook, line and sinker for that spirit of adventure.  The story starts as a little bit of a coming of age book, but also tells the story of how someone can rise to the occasion, even when they are in way over their head.  Also I wanted to remind people of the heroism that so many military veterans faced, even in that final year of Vietnam, and how seeking adventure can lead to danger, challenge, and even, quite possibly, death.  It’s intended to tell all of the funny, quirky life of a young sailor who ends up facing the greatest challenge of his life.

A Sea Story (Mark David Albertson)
Click to Read an Excerpt

What inspired you to write the book?
As I mentioned, my own experiences as a young sailor inspired the focus of the book.  For me it was an amazing time in my life, and most people have no idea what a sailor faces in his enlistment.  I was also inspired by the heroes that I met both while I was in the navy, and during my life since then. While the story is fiction, as are the characters, the people and experiences that I have had, I hope, lend some authenticity and credibility to the story.
 
Who do you see as your target audience?
Perhaps the people most interested in reading this book will be veterans, but I really wrote the book for people who might not ever pick up a naval thriller.  Just as the masses read and enjoyed “Catch 22” in the 1950’s, I’m hoping that anyone who wants to read a good story with humor, adventure and thrills will enjoy this book.

"[...] with plenty of quirky characters and no shortage of plot twists."

What makes your book special?
I would like to think that the story is one that most people have never heard, but I worked very hard to tell it in a humorous way, with plenty of quirky characters and no shortage of plot twists.  The feedback I have received so far has been great, and people I would never have expected to pick it up are telling me that it’s a great story that everyone should know.

How would you describe the success of your self-published books so far?
While I was writing, I was also educating myself on how to market my book.  I realized early on, that even if I went with an established publishing house, it would be my responsibility to do the bulk of the marketing.  I’ve always enjoyed marketing, and there is plenty of information available to marketing the book effectively.  There is an investment of time, and plenty of trial and error, but I just see that as one more fun challenge. I would say that as far as this book goes, so far, so good, and I continue to educate myself in this area.

"Put your inner editor into a box until an appropriate time, but first, just write."

Can you give some advice for other Authors regarding the writing process?
As I hinted with one of your other questions, my advice is just to turn on the creative plug and just write.  Put your inner editor into a box until an appropriate time, but first, just write.  Setting goals for numbers of words works well for me, but I know that everyone has their own style. Additionally, be humble enough to ask for feedback from others.  This book is a far different one than it would have been had I not asked for feedback from people who are close to me. Finally, find and pay for a good editor. Every great writer has a great editor, and I would put my budget dollars in a good editor before I spent money on anything else.

Are you working on another book project? Can you tell us a little about it?
Yes, I am.  The working title is “Spying: A Sea Story” and is a continuation of Matt Bertram’s adventures.  I had so much fun creating Matt, that I realized, even before I finished the first book, that Matt has a lot more adventures in him.  This book will take him to an entirely new place, the world of cold-war era espionage, and promises to be a true thriller, while at the same time still incorporates the world of the US navy.

"[...] I’m still very attached to books with paper"
 
Where do you see the book market in 5 or 10 years? Will there be only eBooks and will book stores disappear like record stores disappeared?
Everything I see points in the direction of eBooks and online marketing.  Because of my age, I’m still very attached to books with paper, but even I mostly read eBooks.  I think the current assessment is that 60% of all book sales are eBooks, and I would expect that to continue.  There will always be a market for paper books, but, unfortunately, small and independent brick and mortar book sellers are an endangered species.
 
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I’m a Kindle guy, mostly because I’m an early technology adapter, and Kindle was really the first out there, not to mention the huge number of books available. I have friends who are die-hard Nook fans, and I don’t criticize it.  It’s just that once you’ve created a habit, it’s hard to give it up!

Do you write full-time or do you have a day job? When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
As I mentioned, we have a small ranch that occupies much of my attention.  Dogs, horses, chickens and an array of equipment all need love and care.  I’m currently trying to clear much of the ranch of Texas cedars and am uncovering so many beautiful trees.  Additionally, we have planted an orchard with pecan trees, apricot trees and peach trees, and have a large garden which all take time.  If any of the readers are from Texas, they know about fire ants, and I am currently fighting a losing war with them, but I’m not giving up!

"I’d love to get connected!"

How can readers connect with you?
They can email me directly at Mark@journeytalker.com, or they can always check out my website at www.journeytalker.com.  I’d love to get connected!

Thank you very much for the Interview, Mark.



About the Book Steaming: A Sea Story 

A Sea Story (Mark David Albertson)
“It’s not just a job … it’s an adventure!” is the recruiting slogan of the US Navy in the mid-1970’s, at the end of Vietnam.

Americans have been told the war in Southeast Asia is over. Seaman Matthew Bertram, expecting a Navy enlistment of travel and adventure discovers that the war is not yet over.  

When he finds himself on charges for diving into Subic Bay to save his Chief’s dentures, he discovers that the life of Navy adventure will take a sudden and catastrophic turn as he takes on a mission that will change his life forever.




Links to the Book

Link to the Paperback Steaming: A Sea Story on Amazon

Link to the eBook Steaming: A Sea Story on Amazon

Sunday, December 20, 2020

New Indie Book Release: The Diplomat of Florence (Anthony R. Wildman)

New Indie Book Release:
The Diplomat of Florence - Anthony R. Wildman 
Historical Fiction (406 Pages - November 2020)

The Diplomat of Florence is the only historical novel that has been written that explores Niccolo Machiavelli's career as a diplomat, during a particularly turbulent time in Italian history. 


About the Book


The Diplomat of Florence (Anthony R. Wildman)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Young diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli combines forces with artist and engineer Leonardo da Vinci to thwart the ambitions of a ruthless warlord to dominate Italy.

Florence, 1498. The long rule of the Medici is over and a new regime has emerged from the turbulence, a genuine republic of the people. But Florence is weak and threatened by a new warlord who is rampaging across central Italy—Cesare Borgia.

Niccolò Machiavelli is young and inexperienced when he becomes second secretary of the Florentine chancellery, but he is destined to become his city’s leading diplomat. As he tries to counter the Borgia threat, Machiavelli is plunged into the grim realities of power politics, negotiates with kings and popes, and learns that no one can be trusted.

In the tradition of Hilary Mantel, this is the story of a skilled diplomat whose name has become a byword for treachery and double dealing.




About the Author


Author Anthony R. Wildman
Author Anthony R. Wildman
Melbourne-based writer Anthony R. Wildman  was born in England and migrated to Australia with his family in 1967. He grew up and was educated in South Australia, where he acquired a degree in history and politics from the University of Adelaide, which was the start of a lifelong fascination with both subjects.

After a career in business that saw him working in the oil industry, banking and finance, business services and management consulting, Anthony has embarked on a new phase of his life as a writer and novelist.

Though his long-term home is in Melbourne, Australia, he has journeyed extensively throughout Europe, Asia and America, satisfying his love of travel and new experiences.


Connect with Anthony R. Wildman via the Author's Blog
and on Facebook


Thursday, December 17, 2020

Featured Indie Book: DEAD SILENT Box Set

   

DEAD SILENT Box Set
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Crime Fiction / Mystery Collection DEAD SILENT Box Set by Judith Lucci, Fiona Quinn, Sandra Woffington, Michelle Medhat, Dan Petrosini, Greta Boris, David Berens, J.D. Weston, Tom Fowler, L.K. Hill, Gavin Reese, K.C. Sivils, Tom Schneider, Elleby Harper, Dwayne Gill, James Harper, Jay Tinsiano & Jay Newton, Chris Patchell
.
DEAD SILENT Box Set contains 18 deadly stories by 18 best selling authors.  

The Book Collection has been published via Rukia Publishing and is available as eBook - released January 19, 2021.

Now on pre-order sale for a limited time ! Click HERE !


About the Book Collection

The secrets must be kept, or the body count will rise...

Are you ready for the eighteen deadly crime thrillers that will keep you up all night?

Shrouded in mystery, these thrillers by eighteen Wall Street Journal, USA Today and International Best-selling authors, will keep you turning the pages for weeks. It’s a limited time collection that will introduce you to your new favorite writers.

What made the art thieves kill? Why does the old case haunt the detective? Can the assassins be stopped?

From Los Angeles to Scotland to Prague, the twists and turns will leave you in a cold sweat, needing to know what happens next with page after page of the deadliest crimes you can imagine.

This mystery, thriller, and suspense box-set is perfect for fans of David Baldacci, James Patterson, Chris Collett, Angela Marsons, and Lisa Gray.

DEAD SILENT Box Set
Click to Read an Excerpt


Reviews (Excerpts)

Dead Silent features the never before published thriller Operation Oystercatcher specially written for this box set. It's a non-stop action-packed, spy thriller fest... here's the verdict from reviewer

- "Every page/chapter is blistering! The nonstop action is all engulfing, really intense and very graphic in its detail ! Even if you're a bit squeamish, I guarantee you'll not be able to put it down!" 

- "This is a prequel of her amazing Trusted thriller books. This started with a bang and ended with a wow!"

- "Starts off at a fast run... James Bond written by William Gibson with the intrigue of a spy novel and the techno aspect with a hint of Johnny Mnemonic." 

- "I could not put this story down and it actually enhances The Trusted series." 




Links to the Authors & the Book Collection

Link to the the Book Collection's Website

Connect with the Authors on Facebook



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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Featured Indie Book: Steaming - A Sea Story (Mark David Albertson)

  

Steaming - A Sea Story (Mark David Albertson)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Thriller Steaming: A Sea Story by Mark David Albertson.

Steaming: A Sea Story is about the adventures and challenges of a young sailor at the end of Vietnam. The Novel brings the US Navy of the mid-70’s to colorful life, exploring the world of a young sailor intent on finding adventure.  Along with the fun of exploring new places, the author paints a portrait of what it was like to be a sailor during this unusual time in history.  

The Book has been self-published via Lulu.com and is available as eBook and Paperback - 176 pages - released in September 2020.


About the Book

“It’s not just a job … it’s an adventure!” is the recruiting slogan of the US Navy in the mid-1970’s, at the end of Vietnam.

Americans have been told the war in Southeast Asia is over. Seaman Matthew Bertram, expecting a Navy enlistment of travel and adventure discovers that the war is not yet over.  

When he finds himself on charges for diving into Subic Bay to save his Chief’s dentures, he discovers that the life of Navy adventure will take a sudden and catastrophic turn as he takes on a mission that will change his life forever.


Steaming - A Sea Story (Mark David Albertson)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I thoroughly enjoyed Mark's firstbook, and found myself smiling from the memories of my days in the Navy. I laughed outloud many times, and found it hard to put the book down. Very enjoyable! Look forward to his next book." - M. Cannon

- "Being a former sailor, I started reading a book with a critical eye. It didn’t take long to become fully engaged in the story. The author has an amazing way of recounting the funny bits that I remember from my team in the Navy, as well as spinning a quite thrilling story, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, and couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this book [...]"  - Slimzbiz

- "[...] Mr. Albertson has a way with words that either leads you into suspense or makes you laugh out loud. I guarantee you won't ever look at a pair of dentures in the same light." - redfox_in CNY (Amazon)

- "[...] Reading Mark's first novel, I could hear the voices, feel the friendship, and smell the sea from topside on our many cruises. Great job Bert! Write us another" - Kevin E. Wonoski


About the Author

Author Mark David Albertson
Author Mark David Albertson
Mark David Albertson 
is what some of his friends have called a Renaissance Man, which in Mark’s mind is a great term for someone who couldn’t decide what to do in life. 

Joining the US Navy after high school, he served at the end of the Vietnam era and mostly in the midst of the cold war, being discharged honorably (officially). He enlisted in the Texas Air National Guard during college serving as a Staff Sergeant while attending college at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and then Law School at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. 

Mark practiced law for over 30 years in Washington State before returning to his beloved Texas. Along the way, he owned a private investigation agency, a hypnotherapy practice, and pursued other various and random distractions. 

As an attorney, he was nationally and internationally published in Law Journals and Law Books, spoke internationally on legal issues, taught college classes as an adjunct professor, and managed to help with the raising of three fine children. 

Mark is a passionate photographer, entertaining public speaker and writer. Mark currently lives with his sweetie, Karen, in the Hill Country of Texas on their ranch, Los Perros Locos, and all of the children at home currently have fur or feathers. 



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Monday, December 14, 2020

New Indie Book Release: The Gladio Protocol (Philip M Cooper)

New Indie Book Release:
The Gladio Protocol - Philip M Cooper 
Political Thriller  (293 Pages - August 2020)

The Gladio Protocol - If you love a fast-paced action thriller in the mould of a Clancy or a Baldacci then this book is for you.


About the Book


The Gladio Protocol (Philip M Cooper)
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In a hotel suite in Berlin high government officials of Greece, Germany and Russia hold a secret meeting to finalize plans for an audacious operation that could bring down the European Union.
Meanwhile on a remote Greek island preparations are being finalized to stage a military coup to coincide with the biggest celebration of the year in Greece.

Alex Kalfas the Greek minister of justice is blackmailed by his own prime minister into taking the place of the assassinated ex-Greek finance minister.

In northern Greece, a unit of a mercenary army led by ex-marine John Dexter, the CEO of Black Hawke, and hired by Themis Xenakis the Greek Prime Minister, is destroying American oil installations.

The heads of government of Greece, Russia, and Germany plan to announce at the Bilderberg Summit that they have joined together in an operation to take the oil and gas assets under the Aegean Sea for themselves.

A Russian agent attached to their embassy in Washington and the beautiful Russian deputy finance minister seduce Laura Foot, the CIA analyst who was first to ring the alarm bells when she realized what the conspirators were up to, into a honey trap affair.

Alex Kalfas, with a beautiful Stazi double agent to help him, finds himself in a race against time to stop the governments of Greece, Germany and Russia from succeeding in their devilish plans.
However, John Dexter, the CEO of Black Hawke has ideas of his own... 



About the Author


Author Philip M Cooper
Author Philip M Cooper
An ex-investment banker turned author Philip M Cooper has published several successful non-fiction books for the graduate market in the United States, where he had his own business for over 12 years after retiring from investment banking. 

He has also published 3 short stories and a poetry book. 

He is currently writing a new political thriller titled Macedonia is Burning. 

Philip's hobbies are playing tennis, traveling, and flying light aircraft. 


Connect with Philip M Cooper via the Author's Blog
and on Facebook