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.


Connect with Lorraine Devon Wilke via the Author's Website
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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

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and on Twitter: @keysmomma

Monday, April 08, 2019

Featured Indie Book: Midnight Black - The Purge (R.J. Eastwood)


Midnight Black - The Purge (R.J. Eastwood)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Suspense Thriller Midnight Black - The Purge by R.J. Eastwood.

Midnight Black - The Purge is about a man released from prison to a society on the verge of destructions and how he finds himself embroiled in a wild conspiracy.

The Book has been self-published via Media Entertainment, Inc. and is available as eBook, Audio-Book and Paperback - 258 pages - released in February 2019.



About the Book

DEA Agent Billy Russell executed a man for committing a heinous crime against him and is sentenced to 20 years hard labor.

Without explanation, he’s paroled 5 years early. An isolated nuclear attack has spread primal fear of a nuclear holocaust. Autocratic billionaires have convinced the world the only solution is to form a one-world government. Their self-serving, authoritarian, faulty economic policies lead to a populace living in poverty, crime, disease, and rampant drug addiction.

As a condition of his parole, Billy is assigned to a clandestine government assassination squad whose job is to eliminate political trouble makers. Billy is approached by dissidents planning to overthrow the authoritarian government. He joins them to end the demonic reign of tyranny only to become embroiled in the wildest conspiracy he could have ever imagined.

Midnight Black - The Purge (R.J. Eastwood)
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Review (Excerpt)

- "I found Midnight Black to be intelligently written, witty when it needed to be, with a finely crafted cast of characters - some likeable, some not so much - and an ending I never saw coming… and neither will you.” Highly recommended[...]" - Sean Murphy

- "What a great read. A compelling story that moves along at a suspenseful pace yet is so believable, it was scary. Once I began I had difficulty putting the book down. It was a real page turner with a great surprise ending. 5 stars" - (Amazon)

- "[...] powerful novel that will resonate; there are many parallels that reminded me of the world we presently inhabit. If you, like me, believe big business is getting too big, then this well-crafted story will remind you of what can happen when we don’t remain vigilant." - KDW (Amazon)

About the Author

Author R.J. Eastwood
Author R.J. Eastwood
Robert J. Emery writes under the pen name R.J. Eastwood. Over his long career as a member of the Directors Guild of America, he has written, produced, and directed both feature films and television programming and everything in between. His production work has garnered him over 75 industry awards along the way. To date, Mr. Emery has published seven books, four of which were nonfiction based on his Starz/Encore television series “The Directors.” His first novel (as Robert J. Emery) was chosen as one of the top five finalists in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards.

In the Fall of 2017, he published the science fiction adventure “The Autopsy of Planet Earth.” It was awarded the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award for Science Fiction, the 2018 Book Talk Radio Book of the Year, and the 2017 Authors Circle First Place Award for Fiction.

When not writing, Mr. Emery can be found in the kitchen creating and preparing sumptuous Italian meals. He credits his culinary expertise to his Sicilian mother, who took the time to teach him to cook.

Visit Mr. Emery’s author web site to learn more about his background as a writer/director in the entertainment industry as well as his book writing. He enjoys hearing from readers and encourages them to connect with him through his (where there is an email address) as well as his social media sites.




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Midnight Black - The Purge (R.J. Eastwood)

Saturday, March 30, 2019

New Indie Book Release: Midnight Black - The Purge (R.J. Eastwood)


New Indie Book Release:
Midnight Black: The Purge - R.J. Eastwood
Suspense Thriller (218 Pages - March 2019)

Midnight Black: The Purge is about a man released from prison to a society on the verge of destructions and how he finds himself embroiled in a wild conspiracy.

About the Book

Midnight Black -The Purge (R.J.  Eastwood)
Click to Read an Excerpt

DEA Agent Billy Russell executed a man for committing a heinous crime against him and is sentenced to 20 years hard labor.

Without explanation, he’s paroled 5 years early. An isolated nuclear attack has spread primal fear of a nuclear holocaust. Autocratic billionaires have convinced the world the only solution is to form a one-world government. Their self-serving, authoritarian, faulty economic policies lead to a populace living in poverty, crime, disease, and rampant drug addiction.

As a condition of his parole, Billy is assigned to a clandestine government assassination squad whose job is to eliminate political trouble makers. Billy is approached by dissidents planning to overthrow the authoritarian government. He joins them to end the demonic reign of tyranny only to become embroiled in the wildest conspiracy he could have ever imagined.





About the Author

Author R.J. Eastwood
Author R.J. Eastwood
Robert J. Emery writes under the pen name R.J. Eastwood. Over his long career as a member of the Directors Guild of America, he has written, produced, and directed both feature films and television programming and everything in between. His production work has garnered him over 75 industry awards along the way. To date, Mr. Emery has published seven books, four of which were nonfiction based on his Starz/Encore television series “The Directors.” His first novel (as Robert J. Emery) was chosen as one of the top five finalists in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards.

In the Fall of 2017, he published the science fiction adventure “The Autopsy of Planet Earth.” It was awarded the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award for Science Fiction, the 2018 Book Talk Radio Book of the Year, and the 2017 Authors Circle First Place Award for Fiction.

When not writing, Mr. Emery can be found in the kitchen creating and preparing sumptuous Italian meals. He credits his culinary expertise to his Sicilian mother, who took the time to teach him to cook.

Visit Mr. Emery’s author web site to learn more about his background as a writer/director in the entertainment industry as well as his book writing. He enjoys hearing from readers and encourages them to connect with him through his (where there is an email address) as well as his social media sites.


Connect with R.J. Eastwood via the Author's Website
and via eMail: media8@verizon.net

Monday, March 18, 2019

New Indie Book Release: The Road Home - Mackenzie's Redemption (Hilary Smith)


New Indie Book Release:
The Road Home: Mackenzie's Redemption - Hilary Smith
Contemporary Women's Fiction (218 Pages - March 2019)

The Road Home: Mackenzie's Redemption touches on spirituality. The Coleman children are all believers of Jesus Christ however for different reasons they have lost touch with the Lord. In this installment Mackenzie’s faith is tested. Everything she has tried has failed...

About the Book

The Road Home - Mackenzie's Redemption (Hilary Smith)
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It has been two years since Lucy’s disappearance.

The search for Lucy and the daughter he’s never met is on. The more Damien learns about Lucy and her dealings the more he realizes he didn’t really know his wife. Damien is faced with a choice to find them or let them go. Will he make the right choice, for the right reason?

The dust has settled, and Mackenzie has a sense of normalcy. Until one night away from Samuel she runs into an old flame. In the city of sin. Las Vegas. Several months later he tracks her down. Kamil Lucas wants more than Mackenzie’s body. In a past life Mackenzie was a computer hacker. It’s this skill that Kamil needs now. However, he recognizes another need and plans to exploit Mackenzie.

After a random coupling with Kamil, Mackenzie realizes she’s gone too far. In a half effort to contain the situation she confesses to Samuel. However, Kamil isn’t done, and he convinces Mackenzie to do one last job: hacking three banks in one night.

Before Mackenzie can complete the job, she’s hit with another surprise: She’s pregnant. Is this the end for Samuel and Mackenzie? Can Mackenzie savage her marriage and her soul through the love of Jesus Christ? Has she learned enough to trust in the Lord, or will she lose everything she worked so hard to build?




About the Author

Author Hilary Smith
Author Hilary Smith
Hilary Smith was born in Cincinnati Ohio, to James and Jeannine Smith. Growing up the family moved from project housing developments to project housing developments. In 1992 her second-grade teacher challenged her to elevate above her upbringing and to use her imagination to see beyond what she was surrounded by.

Hilary graduated with a GED from Cincinnati Public School and attended Cincinnati State Technical Community College. Where she attempted to study business but soon discovered, although she excelled in the classes, she had no real interest in making it a lifelong career. Instead, she focused on liberal art classes such as History and Literature. Using what she learned, she began to outline the plot of her first novel Saving Lucy.

Hilary is single and lives in a small apartment in Kentucky not far from her family that still resides in Cincinnati. Hilary works in retail by night, and by day she is a writer.
She is currently working on her next novel.



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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Featured Indie Book: Death’s Strife (Anthony Chesterfield)


Death’s Strife (Anthony Chesterfield)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Historical Fiction Death’s Strife by Anthony Chesterfield.

Death’s Strife challenges the reader to look at life and death as fully personified entities in their own right with their own fears, hopes, wants and desires. It forces the reader to obscure those abstract concepts of life and death with reality while taking them on a journey through historical fiction interlaced with familial drama.

The Book has been self-published via Xlibris and is available as eBook and Paperback - 256 pages - released in December 2018.



About the Book

Death’s Strife pits father (Life) against son (Death) for control of Earth’s people and their very existence.

Father and son have been entrenched in a vicious battle for souls since the beginning of time, but neither is able to achieve victory over the other.

Encouraged by the devious Lilith to assume human form and end their eternal vendetta, the two beings travel to Earth with a plan to meet in 1939. Set in Spain at the dawn of the Cuban War of Independence and ending in the middle of the Second World War, the ever-shifting political climate is fertile ground for Death to thrive.

However, this time of upheaval exposes Death as not only a stark being to fear but also a sympathetic creature.

Death’s Strife (Anthony Chesterfield)
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Review (Excerpt)

- "Amazing book by amazing writer [...] Great read !" - Kenneth Jaffe


About the Author

Author Anthony Chesterfield
Author Anthony Chesterfield

Anthony Chesterfield is a social worker specializing in end-of-life care.

He considers death to be the greatest unknown for many.

He has worked at venues such as Bellevue Hospital, and Calvary Hospital and appreciates all the patients and their families have taught him.

Anthony Chesterfield lives in New York with his wife and children.






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Death’s Strife (Anthony Chesterfield)