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Posted on 3 May 2012 15:11:26 BDT
B. Rawlinson says:
Rather than a pitch - here's a 5 star Review;
I don't usually leave reviews, however, in this case I have made an exception. This is a crime thriller with a sense of humour. The main character who sees himself as fairly ruthless constantly finds himself helping and caring for the plight of others. If you want a good read with an occasional chuckle this is the book for you. Looking forward to a follow up.
That was for Killing Share (Michael Fielding Book 1)
The next in the series 'Cash Point' is out next week..

Posted on 3 May 2012 15:58:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 May 2012 16:01:24 BDT
The Daily Express chronicles continue with The Scorpion, a sequel to DEADLINE . Bringing you more news, murder, action and romance - even more terrorists.

The Scorpion is a terrorist. A nameless, faceless killer leading a team that plans to attack North America bringing death and destruction in a daring plan called Operation Saladin.

Reporter Katie Cannon and Daily Express Publisher Andrew Chase are planning their wedding, but their happy day may bring more than they expect.

This fast-paced, page-turning thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Posted on 3 May 2012 16:18:28 BDT
Travelman says:
Hello everyone. I have books on Kindle (and paperback except the novellas and The Mine) they're all set in West Africa during the turbulent sixties and have good reviews.
The Up-Country Man Memoir 180k words. A personal account of the first one hundred days inside secessionist Biafra.
The Last Bature (Batuuree) Fiction 102k words. The last white police officer in a failing ex-British colony tries to avert a catastrophe.
Tribal Gathering Short stories 104k words. All the human frailties are the subjects in eight stories with a twist.

My latest book The Mine Fiction. 110k words. A political thriller/adventure story set in a background of secession, civil war and breathtaking corruption.

I have extracted three of the stories from Tribal Gathering as tasters available at 77p each.
Boom Town A man steals a fortune under cover of war. 21k words
Hot Metal Strange goings-on in the forest. 16k words
Juju-Men Delivering a parcel to the Freemasons' Lodge brings death and destruction to the region. 14k words.
Click on my profile for the website address and more info.
Ken Ryeland

Posted on 4 May 2012 13:38:16 BDT
Women's fiction with a time-travel twist. Rubies and Other Gems

Lily's life isn't going well. Her husband is clueless; her children are rudderless. It's little wonder she seeks comfort in her dreams, unaware that grandmother's rubies have transported her back through time to a safer, saner existence.

When she learns that her dream lover is not a dream after all, but a real man who lived and died years before she was born, family problems mount. Because she can't repair the damage she's done from the past, she vows to stay in the here and now. She almost succeeds when she accidentally sends herself back in time without her return ticket, the rubies.

Rubies and Other Gems

"I would recommend this novel as one of those books that moves the reader through the days, months, and years of living, that open the reader's awareness to circumstances that, in this case, may be just a bit unique." Judith of The Book Binge.

Posted on 4 May 2012 15:14:48 BDT
The Scorpion, Book 2 in the Daily Express Chronicles. The sequel to DEADLINE. More news, murder, action, romance and terrorists.
Two 5-star reviews:
Author J. D. Michael Phelps writes: "SCORPION is worthy of TEN STARS . . . hope Amazon realizes Five Stars is just not enough for some novels." --

Author Arthur J. Levine: "This well written book is pure entertainment and a great read. Easily deserves five stars. James A. Anderson has done it again." --
$3.99 Kindle and $11.99 paperback.

Posted on 4 May 2012 15:40:48 BDT
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Posted on 4 May 2012 15:43:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 May 2012 15:45:18 BDT
Ratan Kaul says:
Hi all,
Wings Of Freedom, five 5 star and three 4 star reviews

Please stop by to have a look at the following headings from book reviews:

"Praise for Ratan Kaul and Wings of Freedom"
"The magic of a bygone era"
"Fascinating Book"
"A path-breaking novel on colonial India"
"A Wonderful Read!"
"Transported in time"

Posted on 4 May 2012 20:19:12 BDT
Lynda Bowles says:
FREE 4th, 5th, and 6th of MAY

The Seventh Chakra

A young woman, Jackie, a Coast Guard Petty Officer draws the attention of street preachers in New York, who believe she is involved with the coming of a new black Messiah.

Bernie who had only met Jackie is intrigued but unsure why.

Jamal the prophet of the coming black messiah.

John a software creator becomes the center of attention of all involved when power, energy, sex, and death, weave their existence as they become joined in a vision of the Universal Plan and the fate of everyone.

Sex, violence, and revelations

Posted on 5 May 2012 04:37:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 May 2012 04:38:06 BDT
International Benjamin Franklin Awards™
Silver Award for "Best New Voice - Fiction"

*****5-Stars "Craig Thompson's Omar is... a shocking, action-packed, highly recommended page-turner filled with suspense and plot twists to the end."
Jim Cox, Editor,
Midwest Book Review

For those of you who are looking for a cross-genre action/adventure, suspense-thriller -- with a twist of historical fiction blended in - Read: OMAR: A Novel (A Cary Parker Thriller - For fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Jack Higgins or Wilbur Smith) - Available in the Kindle Store (for all Kindle devices; iPad; iPhone; Androids; and Kindle for MAC / PC (with free downloadable software, from Amazon). Download it Today!

- A Ravaged RMS Titanic at rest in the North Atlantic
- Mercenary Treasure Seekers
- A Complex Web of International Intrigue

Thompson " ...writes so well! I read OMAR and was hooked.... The way he opens is masterful. There is a sense of the mythic underlying what's to come... in the hands of an author who would excite and intrigue me. I was captured from the beginning.
Timothy Holland, Writer/Publisher and Editor,
"The Crescent Review"

Brief Synopsis:
In 1995, the CIA and FBI jointly uncovered secret plans to recover priceless treasure from 2077 fathoms below the North Atlantic Ice Barrier, aboard RMS Titanic. A terrorist organization competed against divers, hired by a billionaire, which set off a complex web of intrigue and suspense. Dr. Cary Parker, Woods Hole oceanographer and maritime law specialist, was recruited to beat both teams to the ship's grave. A wave of global terrorism was set into motion, as Parker challenged the terrorists on his own turf. And a rare, priceless, early 20th Century book became the primary focus of a triadic search.

*****5-Stars "A wild and thrilling ride! (Thompson's) writing style is very readable; the plot, all too plausible given today's world. Well worth the time to read... and reread! Move over Clancy... this guy knows his stuff!"
J. Oliver (Atlanta, GA), (Amazon Hardcover, Reader Review)

Appreciate your consideration of OMAR: A Novel (A Cary Parker Thriller],

Thank you for your consideration,
Craig O.

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Posted on 5 May 2012 09:37:30 BDT
The ever popular
HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries)
and its sequel
LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS (Simon Grant Mysteries)
now available in a single Kindle volume
Double Trouble (Two Simon Grant Mysteries)

Posted on 5 May 2012 09:43:51 BDT
A fairly new adventure for me - a YA-urban fantasy thriller that started life as a film script.

The first people I road-tested this on were family friends with teen kids who had been brought up on Harry Potter and Twilight. This is harder-edged - sort of where you might expect Harry Potter tastes to go as they become older (rather than young) teens.

So it has crossover appeal to an urban fantasy audience too. Anyway, they loved it - as did a few fair in Hollywood too as it went the rounds as a film script.

Just released, here it is - along with an excerpt from the main Amazon notes on it.

Blind School

None can see like the Blind...

Ryan Lorimar and Jessica Werner have a special gift: they can see `fallen angel' apparitions within other people. But as the fallen angels in turn know that they've been `viewed', it's a gift that will get him killed. They need protection. They need to enter `Blind School'.

Their only hope is Ellis Kendell and his team of agents. Day in, day out, Kendell's team trawl through street-cam images from across the nation to pick up that tell-tale eye light-refraction of `viewers'. Can Kendell's team get to the viewers before the fallen angels and get them to safety in `Blind School'? But there's also an added agenda: Kendell's department want the `viewers' help in tracking down more `fallen angels'.

Yet is Kendell deluding himself? Setting this small group of teens against a legion fifty-times their number of the most cunning and vicious murderers and criminal masterminds the nation has to offer - is he simply throwing them to the wolves? Fated to watch them one-by-one die. The odds are against them.


Blind School reviews:
'An adrenalin-rush, one day read. If you've ever wondered what might make mass-murderers and megalomaniacs tick, now you know. Never has the ongoing fight between good and evil been so much fun, or so frighteningly real.'
- Wendy Mellor, Simply Scripts.

`Harry Potter with attitude. Plumbs into the teen readership that has made Harry Potter and Twilight so popular, but with a wry slant that would also make it appeal to adults. Has `kidult' written all over it.'
- Tom McIntyre, Xanadu Productions.

John Matthews reviews:
`Matthews maintains the suspense... an engrossing odyssey into the seamy side of a world that is so near, yet sometimes seems so far. Compulsive reading.'
- The Times

'One of the most compelling novels I've read... an ambitious and big novel which will keep you enthralled to its last page.'
- Cork Examiner

'A classy, well-written and unusual thriller.'
- Yorkshire Post

'Matthews delivers one of the best debut thrillers in years, brave, ambitious and remorselessly entertaining. Past Imperfect is a stormer.'
- Dublin Evening Herald

'Move over Grisham, your reign is over! Reminiscent of vintage Grisham, but Matthews has his own distinctive style. Strong, believable characters and a plot that grips from page one and won't let go, twisting and turning its way towards a nail-biting climax - they don't come much better than this. One of the best and most memorable thrillers I've read in years. A winner all the way.'
- Bob Burke. Mystery Readers International.

Distinctively written... all the forceful energy of the best thrillers.
- Kirkus UK.

`A clever premise for an epic page-turner written with wit, compassion (and) highly evolved characters.
- Daily Telegraph.

`... A chilling and thrilling novel, one in which real people start to wonder if they are insane, and have to come to terms with a terrifying reality that threatens their own life. Mesmerising.
- Books Monthly


Author's note:

This is a fairly new excursion for me: a YA/urban fantasy adventure that started life as a film script. I was in the middle of a film adaptation for Past Imperfect at the time when a Hollywood Producer showed interest in the concept - so that was the form it first saw life in. So, yes, expect it to see life on the big screen some time 'soon' (see Douglas Adams' ref about 'baking cakes in Hollywood' for that one).

It also might only see limited life as a kindle direct book as it will soon start doing the rounds of publishers through my agent. So look upon this as mainly an ARC opportunity before it gets snapped up as the next Harry Potter or Twilight! :) Then it will disappear for a year before being seen again.

Posted on 5 May 2012 13:51:46 BDT
Named Best Indie Romance of 2011 by Red Adept Reviews. Serendipity House

A runaway bride and the PI hired to find her get more than they bargained for at a rundown country inn filled with senior citizens.

Serendipity House

Stevi B. of Manic Readers says, "If you love eccentric characters, charming old inns, nature, and stories about finding yourself, characters who grow into someone they want to be, and of course romance, you will love the first half of this story. If you love conflict, an emotional tug of war, steamy scenes, and seemingly impossible situations, you will love the second half of the story. If you want an entertaining read, you will enjoy the whole book!"

Posted on 6 May 2012 10:09:42 BDT
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Posted on 6 May 2012 15:13:50 BDT
My novel THE SECRET is FREE to download today, Sun. May 6th and tomorrow May 7th as a Bank Holiday treat.

This contemporary, romantic novel is a fast paced, wickedly woven web of dark secrets, emotional conflict and romantic intrigue, that will keep you guessing until the bitter sweet denouement.
Recent reviews said:
"Funny, sad, romantic, sexy, intriguing and a great read."
"Pacy modern storyline, believable characters and enough twists to keep you glued to your Kindle."
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found the story moved along very fast, and took me with it!"
"I quickly became involved with the characters who were all totally believable."
"This is a very well thought out, intriguing book."
"Congratulations to the author on a stunning debut novel."

Grab it now, folks, while it's on its last free promotion for a while.

Posted on 6 May 2012 15:28:22 BDT
Well, my 5* reviewed romantic novel A FACE TO DIE FOR should also fit the bill. Pure nostalgia... set in the fashion business in the Swinging 60s it tells an intriguing love story hampered by loose morals, drug taking and emotional conflict. All at a time when anything risqué goes, and frequently does. This novel reveals the scandal and glamour of this decadent and revolutionary period in modern history.

One of my recent 5* reviews:
"Jan Warburton's second novel is a convincing portrayal of the fashion world in 'sixties London, drawn from first hand experience. With believable, well-drawn characters and a story line that centres on the trials, tribulations and eventual successes in launching and developing a fashion business, there is so much to admire in this well written story. But where the book really comes to life is in the contrast between the two female leads - dependable Annabel who gives up much to further her ambitions and beautiful model Kate whose life is set on a quite different trajectory. The two women can be seen to sum up the ambivalent aims of those times. But none of this gets in the way of a strong story brim full with events. Highly recommended."

Please take a look. You won't be disappointed.
Best wishes

Posted on 6 May 2012 15:48:33 BDT
Minijax says:
To add to all those other attractive reads above, A Bottle of Plonk is also free today and tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday.

This is what someone said the last time it was free:

it was was annoying because it's basically the journey of a bottle of wine. an its not really even that because the wine is hardly even in the story. i got this for free but i wouldn't pay for it.'

Not a satisfied customer then, but perhaps you'll feel differently.

Posted on 6 May 2012 16:20:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 May 2012 16:21:38 BDT
Good luck today and tomorrow, Jackie! Things seem a bit slow at present for THE SECRET... and oddly it's downloading better in the US than here at the moment!!! How about you?

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 18:44:26 BDT
Minijax says:
You always seem to have better sales than I do in the US, Jan. Mine are slow there, and a little better in the UK. Not a huge amount of movement for A Bottle of Plonk, though the ratings are, of course, quite reasonable.

Best of luck to you, too, Jan.

Posted on 6 May 2012 22:08:21 BDT
Roger Cave says:
Why not try one of the Alec Fincham novels, they`re pure action adventure thrillers.
Each one is available for only £1.03.

All nine books are military, espionage, action thrillers and feature Commander Alec Fincham, of her Majesty's Special Boat Service. Because of his military training, he is seconded to the Special Operations Department of M.I.6. Every difficult job that comes along, he and his team have to face head on.

The Barcza Gambit (The Alec Fincham Novels)
Someone wants to keep the American military in Iraq, and possibly escalate the war. Fincham, in his first outing, finds himself in Miami, trying to figure out what's really going on.

Sicilian Defence (Alec Fincham #2)
Fincham and his team are after a Middle Eastern terrorist, but the Italian Mafia stand in their way. Can he and his team outfox the Mafia, and still catch the man they're after.

White King (Alec Fincham #3)
British anti-drug patrols in the Caribbean are dealt a blow by a Venezuelan drug lord. Fincham and his team are sent in to deliver a message. However, the message turns out to be more dangerous to deliver than they could have possibly imagined.

Zugzwang (Alec Fincham #4)
A man wants revenge for his son's death. If successful, he'll kill hundreds of thousands. Fincham and his team find themselves in the Iraqi Western Desert, alone and outnumbered, and in a worse position than when they started. Can they survive?

Octopus Knight (Alec Fincham #5)
A death in London sets Fincham on to the trail of a Russian drugs smuggler. He will have to face death in the frozen Chernobyl ghost towns, if he is to succeed.

Medusa Defence (Alec Fincham #6)
The murder of a politician sends Fincham on a chase to find Medusa, a world famous model. He has to find out what she knows, and protect her from those who want the information she has.

Deep Blue (Alec Fincham #7)
Somali pirates kidnap a South African diamond miner. Fincham is engaged to get him out, no matter the cost. To fail will deepen the world's financial crisis, and strengthen foreign terrorist cells.

Grand Prix Variation (Alec Fincham #8)
Fincham is tasked with providing protection to a Formula 1 Racing Team. The team's owner is also a supplier of military technology to the Armed Forces. One man wants that relationship terminated, permanently.

Queen's Knight (Alec Fincham #9)
The love of Anastasia Hunt's life goes missing, but nothing is at it first appears. Alec Fincham is brought in to resolve the case, but can he get to the bottom of what's going on without paying the ultimate price?

In addition, there's a couple of Alec Fincham stories available for 77p.
Fried Fox & English Rat (Alec Fincham Short Stories)
Fried Fox
M.I.6. Send Devon Fox on what seems to be a fairly routine investigation. However, things are not quite what they seem, and soon he is fighting to survive.

English Rat
The press have dubbed her HMS Invisible, and she is the most advance stealth warship in the World. Unfortunately, other people want the technology and are willing to steal what they can. Alec Fincham, and his Special Boat Service team, are called in to protect her, but will it be enough?

Total word count 28500 approx

Posted on 6 May 2012 22:55:01 BDT
Hi, my name is JB. Taylor and I have written a futuristic, paranormal short called Paranormal Conspiracy Here is my first and only review so far.

3.0 out of 5 stars Creative and intense, 27 April 2012
By M. Cheykota "M. Cheykota" - Published on
Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: Paranormal Conspiracy (Kindle Edition)
Murder, mystery, and mayhem summarizes the Paranormal Conspiracy perfectly. Athelward is a character like no other and the detectives' frustration can be felt as you read. Set in the future, the author does a good job in describing what the world could be like in the future and how detectives would interact or behave during a murder investigation. The author also does a good job introducing new technology that I have not read about before, but I will say the story felt a little rushed. Whether intentional or not, the book starts out intense and manages to keep the intensity throughout the story. The ending is a surprise and very unexpected. This story would do well for those looking for a brief escape.

Posted on 8 May 2012 14:05:53 BDT
When time is short, read short stories. Timeless fiction for wives, mothers, and others in this 12,000 word collection.

Midnight and Holding (short story collection) will pass the time quickly and give you something to think about while you're waiting at the doctor's office, in the queue at the bank, or picking up the children from their various activities.

Posted on 8 May 2012 14:28:07 BDT
Gaspar The Thief

This is a humerous fantasy novel by British author David A. Lindsay.

Follow the adventures of Gaspar, a freelance thief who stubbornly refuses to join the Thieves' Guild. Finding himself entangled in a series of mishaps and misfortunes mostly of his own making, and facing looming retribution from every quarter, he finally departs his native city.

Aided by Hubris, a seller of spells who similarly declines to pay his dues to Wizards' Hall, and Marna, a feisty thiefess with a quick tongue and a quicker temper, Gaspar hopes to lie low for a while, but events continue to go awry, leading from one catastrophe to the next in quick succession.

Brigands, sells-swords, goblin warlords, mages and even a tricksy wight all seem to have it in for him as he travels across the world of Lindor, stumbling from one calamity to the next, and yet somehow always surviving to tell the tale.

Told with humour, this is an exciting romp based in a fantasy world where anything can, and does, happen!

Posted on 8 May 2012 14:30:30 BDT
Minijax says:
Here's a quick message about a good sized book, Tainted Tree, a genealogical novel of 367 pages in print, still under £2 for the Kindle. Several 5 star reviews in a total of 14.

Adopted American, Addie, comes to England to investigate her family history, leaving behind a failed love affair. A new romance awaits her, but family secrets both shock and thrill her.

Posted on 8 May 2012 14:53:24 BDT
Hi -

My novella The Shelter is available now. From the reviews:

"Everington is excellent at evoking a mounting sense of unease, turning to dread, that close, oppressive feeling when everything is still and ordinary, but the whole world is filled with the sense that something huge and terrible is just about to happen... The tension builds and builds, and then terror ensues, and that's the second success of this impressive novella."

"It kept me hooked all the way through and deals with the subject of how guilt can change the course of a person's life. An interesting and thought provoking read."

"This could be a tale of madness or redemption. Either way, you won't want to put it down."

The blurb:

It's a long, drowsy summer at the end of the 1980s, and Alan Dean and three of his friends cross the fields behind their village to look for a rumoured WW2 air raid shelter. Only half believing that it even exists beyond schoolboy gossip, the four boys nevertheless feel an odd tension and unease. And when they do find the shelter, and go down inside it, the strange and horrifying events that follow will test their adolescent friendships to breaking point, and affect the rest of their lives... A horror novella of 15.5k words, plus an author's afterword.

The Shelter
The Other Room

Posted on 8 May 2012 15:11:43 BDT
Happy Birthday to me!

In celebration, I am making my new thriller The Scorpion free on Kindle for two days - May 8 and 9. It is Book 2 in the Daily Express Chronicles series. My gift to new readers.

If you haven't yet read the first one, DEADLINE, it is reduced in price for the two days of the free promotion. While both books can be read as standalones, they are best read in sequence.

Now get both books for a great price for two days only - May 8 and 9. Any reviews will be most appreciated.

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