Monday, March 01, 2021

Featured Indie Book: The Mass of Men (Rachel K. Wentz)

The Mass of Men (Rachel K. Wentz)Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Action/Adventure Novel The Mass of Men by Rachel K. Wentz.

The Mass of Men explores the conflicts and bonds among a group of firefighter cadets. The Mass of Men went on to win a silver medal in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Awards. 

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 274 pages - released in October 2013.



About the Book

How are firefighters made? What does it take to enter a burning building and risk your life to save another? The cadets of Class #64 are about to find out.

Under the stern supervision of their instructors, the students struggle against the relentless pace of their training. As each makes the transition from novice to professional, the relationships they develop take on dimensions of their own.

Sam is headstrong and driven, but as the only female in the group, she has the added burden of fitting in. Her situation is further complicated by the deep platonic bond she shares with a fellow cadet and an evolving connection with their commanding officer.

Ty grew up under the heavy hand of an abusive father. But he comes into his own at the academy, in large part because of the friendship he shares with Sam and the mentoring he receives from a most unlikely source.

The Mass of Men (Rachel K. Wentz)
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And Matt Daniels serves as a rigid disciplinarian over the cadets and staff, yet everything changes when he allows himself the emotional freedom to bond with his students.

Sam, Ty, and Daniels must now navigate an emotional triangle, all the while being bound by the rank structure that defines them.

The Mass of Men takes the reader inside the grueling training of firefighters, revealing the drama, humor, and intensity of an academy. The punishing physical demands are only part of the challenge as the cadets overcome fears and wrestle with conflict, knowing they will one day be responsible for the lives of others.


Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Reading Mass of Men--an intense, multifaceted novel of firefighter recruit training--I felt as if I were there with the cadets and their instructors, especially with three major characters whose personal stories highlight the challenge and excitement of firefighting. [...]" - K. Russell

- "Looking for that perfect summer read, well look no further. Mass of Men takes you into the life of the brave men and women at the fire fighting academy. Wentz does a great job developing the characters and the relationships forged through their training. Can't wait for the next book to see what happens in the next phase of their journey as firefighters."  - Twinzzmom (Amazon)

- "This book was very well written and totally engrossing to read. The characters were very realistic, although some were very endearing and others were not. Very engaging story." - Howard (Amazon)


About the Author

Author Rachel K. Wentz
Author Rachel K. Wentz
Rachel K. Wentz
 is a former firefighter/paramedic who retired early from the Orlando Fire Department to pursue a PhD in anthropology at Florida State University. 

There, she specialized in bioarcheology and the analysis of human remains, with foci on ancient disease and population health. 

Her research has been featured on the History Channel, the Weather Channel, and numerous radio and television shows. 

She is the author of six other books, all nonfiction. The Mass of Men is her first novel.




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The Mass of Men (Rachel K. Wentz)

Friday, February 05, 2021

Featured Indie Book: Waking Up in Medellin (Kathryn Lane)

Waking Up in Medellin (Kathryn Lane)Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Mystery Novel Waking Up in Medellin by Kathryn Lane.

Waking Up in Medellin is as hard to put down as an unscratched lottery ticket. Nikki Garcia is the accountant version of James Bond. The story is set in Medellin, Colombia, and moves at lightning speed toward an explosive finish. As a comparison, Grisham comes to mind.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 272 pages - released in February 2020.


About the Book

Nikki Garcia, an American woman, arrives in Medellin, Colombia to investigate allegations of fraud against the General Manager of Amazonia Steel, a local affiliate of the multi-national corporation where she works. 

In her ensuing investigative work, she connects two accidental deaths at the Company to a much darker plot involving the man under investigation. 

To help with the investigation, she hires a former CIA operative to assist her. Nikki also meets a medical doctor she soon finds herself falling in love with until she is kidnapped and wonders if he is also part of the sinister plot threatening her life. 

Waking Up in Medellin (Kathryn Lane)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Nikki Garcia, a corporate auditor, sent to audit a company in Columbia. Suspecting fraud Nikki is caught up in a dangerous investigation. She meets Eduardo, the first man she has been interested in since the death of her child and her subsequent divorce, but is he to be trusted? Danger and suspicious characters at every turn make this a very exciting read!" - Donna D. (Amazon)

- "Lane is an excellent writer, with a good sense of style. I was interested in the characters and kept wondering who was going to turn out to be the good guy and which the bad guy. I wasn't surprised with who turned out to be the good guy, but I was shocked with who turned out to be the bad guy [...]"  - Ron Beall

- "This novel was so intriguing - mystery, love, healing, all taking place in a foreign location.
This author obviously researched the politics, country law enforcement, and gave a comprehensive description of cartel operations. It kept me reading every day until finishing this book. [...]" - Duchee (Amazon)


About the Author


Author Kathryn Lane
Author Kathryn Lane
Kathryn Lane
, originally from Mexico, took the long road to becoming an author. She started work life as an artist in oil painting, but soon discovered that lead to a starving artist lifestyle. 

To earn a living, she became a certified public accountant and enjoyed a two-decade career in international finance with Johnson & Johnson. She started as an auditor, ferreting out fraud at affiliates around the world. Later she became CFO of Johnson & Johnson Mexico for five years, moved to Argentina, where she served as CFO of the local affiliate and was also given sub regional responsibilities. After five years in the Southern Cone, she was named to head the Latin America and Caribbean finance function.

Kathryn took an early retirement from corporate life to live out her dream of writing fiction. As an author of mystery and suspense novels, she draws deeply from her experiences growing up in a small town in Mexico as well as her work and travel in over ninety countries around the globe. In her youth, she lived in a story-centric culture where reality blended with the surreal in perfect harmony – a dichotomy that developed her ability to form mental images of characters and stories that spring to life. 

Kathryn loves the Arts and is a board member of the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council. Kathryn and her husband, Bob Hurt, split their time between Texas and the mountains of northern New Mexico where she finds it inspiring to write. 




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Wednesday, February 03, 2021

New Indie Book Release: Beautiful Facade (Kathryn S Rose)

New Indie Book Release: 
Beautiful Facade - Kathryn S Rose
New Adult Contemporary Romance (304 Pages - February 2021)

Beautiful Facade is about a young woman who strives to overcome a painful event by creating the perception of a perfect life. However, when she reconnects with the boy, now man, who helped her endure her past, everything she has built for herself comes under threat. 


About the Book

Beautiful Facade (Kathryn S Rose)
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On the day that 16-year-old Winter Starling had her life and dreams shattered by a sexual assault, she meets Kai, a boy from her high school obsessed with music. They develop a deep friendship, which comes to an abrupt end when Kai unexpectedly has to leave. Winter has no idea why he went or any way to contact him.

Ten years pass, and Winter has constructed a new reality for herself. Now living in Melbourne, she has a successful career in advertising and is engaged to Liam King, a star player in Australian Rules Football. Winter has a perfect life.
 
During a night out, Winter runs into Kai, now the lead singer of 'The Stonevilles.' Winter and Kai rekindle their friendship, and to everyone around them, their attraction is evident. With Kai back in her life, Winter's past threatens to ruin her relationship with Liam and everything she has worked to achieve. But can she risk losing Kai a second time?

Emotional and edgy, Beautiful Facade is about love, loss, healing, self-discovery, and the messy battle between one's head and one's heart.



About the Author

Author Kathryn S Rose
Author Kathryn S Rose
Kathryn S Rose 
is a mum, wife, reader, writer, traveler, and food enthusiast. Writing a book was always on her bucket list, and finally, with Beautiful Facade, it has come into fruition.
 
Kathryn is interested in the study of human behavior and obtained a Bachelor of Social Science, with a focus on Community studies and Welfare Work.
 
Since completing her studies, she has worked in several jobs, which have enhanced her understanding of social issues, human development, relationships, and lifestyle. Some of these insights are reflected in her writing and give her inspiration.

Besides books, Kathryn has many other loves. She enjoys listening to live music, relaxing at the beach, embarking on random hiking adventures, and indulging in too much food and wine with family and friends.

When Kathryn and her family aren’t traipsing around the world, they can be found residing in Perth, Western Australia.


Connect with Kathryn S Rose via the Author's Website
and on Goodreads


Saturday, January 30, 2021

Featured Indie Book: Take it on Faith (Jessie Marie)

Take it on Faith (Jessie Marie)Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Romance Take it on Faith by Jessie Marie.

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. 

The Book has been self-published via Jessie Marie Publications and is available as eBook and Paperback - 308 pages - released in October 2020.


About the Book

Young diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli combines forces with artist and engineer Leonardo da Vinci to 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?
Take it on Faith (Jessie Marie)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] Alicia and Andrew used to be the best of friends until a fight ended it all, and now she is sharing a workspace with the boy who always believed in her and encouraged her to follow her heart. This is a good story which is engaging and is an intriguing tale which had me hooked throughout. I recommend for all readers." - Wendy Livingstone

- "Not finished with this book yet but I love it! The playful relationship between the main character and love interest is fun. It reminds me of me and my boyfriend in how we interact. Awesome story with depth and not just typical romance fluff. I’ve been buying it for all my friends!"  - Lauren Walker

- "Oh Boy! I love a second chance romance. Sometimes things happen for a reason and the heartbreaks you went through are worth it, all in Gods timing. This was a great example of that. I loved the past and present. I loved the growth of the characters. I loved how they not only grew up, but grew into themselves. Great chemistry and steamy moments." - R.K. Emery


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.



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Take it on Faith (Jessie Marie)

Thursday, January 28, 2021

New Indie Book Release: This Just In - A Zombie Novel (Lisa Fedel)

New Indie Book Release: 
This Just In: A Zombie Novel - Lisa Fedel
Fantasy - Zombie Apocalypse (338 Pages - January 2021)

This Just In: A Zombie Novel is about what would really happen if the author was inserted into a scenario like the movies she enjoys. Each character is developed to be very true to life. The novel has some frightening scenes, but there are also laugh out loud moments.


About the Book

This Just In - A Zombie Novel (Lisa Fedel)
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Adrian Chase always thought the zombie apocalypse would be fun; you bash in a few heads, gather up some food, and go on your merry way. 

But when reporters and journalists in her news building begin turning into flesh eating monsters, however, she realizes it's very different than what she's seen in movies. 

Armed with barely any food, a couple of Nerf weapons, and a vague idea of what is happening, she and a rag tag team of employees fight to survive as long as possible in their situation. 

Tensions quickly get high as people turn, both against each other and into zombies, what is happening becomes more and more apparent, and they're stuck in a small room in a small building.





About the Author

Author Lisa Fedel
Author Lisa Fedel
Lisa Fedel
 hates talking about herself, and in fact found writing her author bio synonymous to setting up a dating profile. When she must, however, she chooses to use the funnel method, which is the most fun way to write essays. 

She is a font fanatic (Comic Sans FTW) with a traumatic brain injury and an interest in everything serial killer and cryptid (hey, they tell you to “write what you know”). 

She became an author purely out of spite to prove she could do it. For reasons far beyond her comprehension, while writing her zombie novel, she decided to go vegan. 

She has been to Springfield, Ohio once.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Indie Author Interview: Pamela Harju

Indie Author Interview with Pamela Harju - Author of the Women's Fiction Novel Two Hearts in a Grave.

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.

Interview with Pamela Harju

Author Pamela Harju
Author Pamela Harju
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News):
 
What is your (writing) background?
Pamela Harju: I’ve always written. Before I even learned to read, I was making up stories to go with the pictures in children’s books. As soon as I physically learned to write, I was always scribbling something. I always, always wanted to be a writer.

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
I don’t know if I have influences so much because I dabble in everything as a writer. My favorite authors include Stephen King, Diana Gabaldon, J.R.R. Tolkien and Susan Cooper, but I write nothing like any of them. I basically read anything and everything, which is probably why I write anything and everything too…

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
Ooops - I sort of skipped to this question already, didn’t I? I don’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a writer.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Hmm… I’m not sure if it was my first story, but I remember writing a story about a puppy which almost got put down for being the wrong colour. This puppy grew up to be an influential dog in my life, and the story was quite mature – or so I thought at the time.

"Trying to write outlines or anything just gives me writer’s block"

Tell us about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?
I only plan in my head. Trying to write outlines or anything just gives me writer’s block. I plan in my head at night while waiting for sleep. I’m relaxed at that time, my mind at ease, and it also allows me to focus on something positive and non-stressful so that I can fall asleep.

Please, describe your desk/workplace.
My house, usually, or garden on the one day a year we’re lucky enough to have good weather in Ireland. I like to move about, but I avoid the actual desk, comfortable as it is, because I work there every day, and I don’t want writing to feel the same as work.

"Coming up with characters is the easiest."
  
What do you find easiest about writing? What the hardest?
Coming up with characters is the easiest. They just come to me.
The hardest is keeping the ideas down. I have so many ideas but so little time. It’s hard to know which to focus on sometimes.

"I love throwing myself into someone else’s life and problems [...]"

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The actual creating, building new worlds, new places, new people, new events. I love throwing myself into someone else’s life and problems – the ultimate escapism.
  
Pamela, please tell us a little about your Women’s Fiction Novel Two Hearts in a Grave.
Women’s Fiction is probably not an ideal category for it, but I don’t know where it fits, to be honest. There should be a category for musical fiction, which is what I write, considering that my stories nearly always tie in with music, one way or another.
Two Hearts in a Grave is a love story of a couple dealing with a tragedy in the man’s past. They carry a secret which isolates her from her friends. It’s a dark, heart-wrenching story and not to be confused with romance. I’d love for anti-romance to be a genre, but I don’t think it is. I find it weird that as authors, we have to pigeonhole our works very distinctly whereas almost every alternative rock band seems to label their music in a genre of their own, and it still works for them. (Sorry about the ramble…)

Two Hearts in a Grave (Pamela Harju)
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What inspired you to write the book?
My love of rock music and particularly grunge, which I was listening to at the time. There are some amazing new grungy bands coming out of the alternative rock scene at the moment. It was a very specific thought which inspired the story, but I can’t reveal it here because it would be a spoiler.

Who do you see as your target audience?
Women, mostly, I’d say from their 30s and up. I would love to reach readers who are also rock fans. As a reader, I find most books set in the music business are rock star romances and paint rockers in a completely wrong light. I want to take a more realistic approach; being in a rock band is not as glamorous as people think, and most rocker dudes are definitely not bad boys! 

" It’s not for the faint-hearted, but [...]"

What makes your book special?
It’s gritty and real and doesn’t glamorize. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but if you’ve dealt with grief in your life and love the alternative rock scene, you will enjoy it.
  
How would you describe the success of your self-published books so far? 
Modest. It’s hard to find the right audience. I understand the concept of writing to market, but do you think my brain listens to it when it throws ideas at me? The answer is no.

"Don’t give up."

Can you give some advice for other Authors regarding the writing process? 
Don’t give up. I know there are days when you’ll want to throw your computer, typewriter or notepad out the window and break the window while you’re at it, but please don’t. (It’s going to be expensive.) Take a break and come back to it with a fresh head.

"[...] too many ideas!"
  
Are you working on another book project? Can you tell us a little about it?
I am sort of actively working on two projects and have another I haven’t touched in a while – as I said, too many ideas! One is a first in a series, another is time travel, and there’s another book set in the music business.
 
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?
I hope not because I’m holding onto those record stores for dear life! I don’t think physical books will ever disappear completely. Maybe they will become more like collectors’ items, sort of like vinyl is now. Who would have thought that decades later, people would start buying vinyl again? It’s a very cool trend, so maybe we’ll see something similar with books, such as a rise in hardbacks and in the esteem of book covers other than as thumbnails.

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle Fire. I’m considering upgrading because, while it’s great as an e-reader, it’s not brilliant for doing a bit of work on.
  
Do you write full-time or do you have a day job? When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have a day job and will for the foreseeable future. I work with internet search results, which is very interesting and allows me to learn something new every day.
My other hobbies include live gigs – which I miss sorely during the pandemic – and agility with my dogs. I currently have three dogs with a puppy on the way. I’m lucky to have an agility arena in my back garden, so I can train whenever I want.

"I love to hear from my readers"
  
How can readers connect with you?
I’m in all the usual social media channels – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest – and I have a website at pamelaharju.com. I have a pretty unique name, so I’m easy to find! I love to hear from my readers, so please don’t be shy!

Thank you very much for the Interview, Pamela.



About the Book Steaming: Two Hearts in a Grave 


Two Hearts in a Grave (Pamela Harju)
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?




Links to the Book

Link to the Paperback Two Hearts in a Grave on Amazon

Link to the eBook Two Hearts in a Grave on Amazon

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
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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.


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Friday, January 01, 2021

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

Indie Author News
Indie Author News' Readers have voted for their Favorite Indie Books  DECEMBER 2020.

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

There are many New Releases in the TOP 50 - Readers' Choice and the Books are from all kinds of fiction genres.

- Romance
- Adult Romance (18+)
- Coming-of-Age
- Science Fiction
- New Adult Romance
- Thriller
- Fantasy
- Young Adult
- Mystery
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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)
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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.



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