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Initial post: 4 Jan 2014 13:32:04 GMT
Max China says:
I'll start with the The Sister. It's a book that criss-crosses the genres, it makes it harder to categorise, but I think it makes for a better read because of it.

Posted on 4 Jan 2014 13:40:56 GMT
Hi Max
Count me in.

HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries)
"if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"

Jacket quote:
"Hiding the Elephant isn't just another crime novel. It's a complex, engaging, seriously good book."
Leighton Gage, creator of Mario Silva Investigations series

LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS (Simon Grant Mysteries)
"Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under 't."

Jacket quote:
"Ms Kolar-Brown deftly deals with many issues in this novel, not to mention a double serial killing of two young women. The identity of the killer and th motives were a complete surprise to me."
Leighton Gage, creator of Mario Silva Investigations series

For The Love Of Honey (Simon Grant Mysteries)
"Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind"

Jacket quote:
"Mira Kolar Brown is a gem, a pure diamond. Her characters and her plots capture the reader from page one; they're all-night reads, everyone of them. She merits a place alongside Val McDermid and Denise MIna, the other outstanding mysteriennes of the current generation."
Quintin Jardine, creator of the internationally acclaimed Bob Skinner series.

All the three are also available in paperback, or together in a single kindle volume:
3 Simon Grant Mysteries

Posted on 4 Jan 2014 17:11:48 GMT
Hi Max,

Climate Control is part thriller, part action, part Sci-Fi with a touch of romance.

All that for £0.77.

Here's the blurb:

Mark Langham, whilst working for the Weather Research Section at N.A.S.A., developed a satellite-based system capable of calming the extremes of weather by influencing the earth's magnetic field. He got the idea from the changes in the weather seen when electrically charged particles from solar storms hit the field. He could not however, have foreseen the circumstances which now throw the world's weather into the turmoil "Climate Control" was created to ease. Mark must now regain control of the system....before it is too late.

Posted on 4 Jan 2014 20:15:03 GMT
The Bub says:
Most of my books are cross-genre.

Here's one of them:

Far Cry From The Turquoise Room

Leila is the eight-year-old daughter of Hassan Nassiri, a wealthy Iranian property owner, and younger sister to the adored Fayruz, her father's favourite daughter.

Then tragedy strikes in a holiday narrowboat accident having far-reaching consequences for the surviving family and so follows a tale of adventure, danger and romance - and further anguish for Leila's parents.

Suitable for most ages.

Also available in paperback, just follow the link.

Happy New Year to all, this palindromic day - 4.1.14

Posted on 4 Jan 2014 20:28:55 GMT
Max China says:
This is the revised pitch for The Sister
CORNWALL, ENGLAND, 1967. Two children witness a murder. One, a young Irish girl, views it from miles away, the other a seven-year old boy, from fifty yards . . .

A variety of seemingly unconnected people are woven into this epic tale as events transpire over the next thirty-nine years. Miller, a young man dogged by tragedy, who avoids close contact with people, for fear they may be blighted by his curse. Doctor Ryan, a psychiatrist with an interest in the paranormal, who wants to believe in life after death. The Sister: a former nun with the power to read the future, as well as the past . . . and more.

LONDON. In late 2006, with retirement looming, DCI John F Kennedy reopens the only unresolved case in his career - the disappearance of a young nurse, Kathy, twenty-three years earlier. The broadcast of an appeal for information about a teenage runaway, Eilise, is followed by a cold case reconstruction of Kathy's last known movements. A witness comes forward with new information and Kennedy, now set on the trail of a serial killer, unwittingly sparks a sequence of events that to his horror, lead back to him and his own very private life.

As the investigation unfolds, it becomes apparent that the murderer is no ordinary adversary. Resourceful and cunning, he has been operating undetected for over forty years, and it seems that only the original witnesses from 1967 can stop him.

But they have yet to meet . . .

The Sister, reviews from amazon.com: 'There are so many layers to this book and so many characters, but the author is able to not only keep all the balls in the air, but keep us turning the page (no easy feat in a book of this heft and scale). He has created a villian so uniquely evil and psychotic you won't soon forget him. The book is almost two stories in one that collide and although there is resolution to the book the author has set himself up brilliantly for a possible sequel. I know this is a self-published manuscript but I have to believe there is a very smart publisher out there who would snap this up. This is a beautifully written and paced thriller by an excellent storyteller.'

Elsewhere on the net: 'Pit your wits against the author, in this devious and compelling thriller, that will keep you guessing from start to finish.'
'A beautifully woven tapestry of exciting episodes, combined with very well drawn characters. The story doesn't flag at all. It held me every minute I was reading it. This is the work of a master storyteller and a very good writer.'
The Sister

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 20:36:19 GMT
E-NOVELLA SERIES: "Past Examination Technology"
A Time Travel / Dystopian Future series of adventures, as the PET team from a dismal future travels back in time to the years before the Great Destruction of 2041. Can our intrepid trio of Time Trippers - a female scientist prone to seizures, a grumbly psychic and a well built Mr. Muscle for Security - untangle the many threads leading up to 2041?

Four novellas (around 50 pages each), for only 77p apiece:
"Safe-Sight"
"The Accidental Teenagers"
"Denver Dynamics"
"The Elkteroids"

E-NOVELLA SERIES: "Hunting Monster Aliens"
Humorous SF / Horror / Paranormal Tech adventures about a group of seven mostly ghost hunters, recruited by the Military to flush out dangerous extra-terrestrials hiding in the same parallel dimensions as spirits. Their strategy is in the I'll-know-it-when-I-think-of-it range, and the wisecracks never stop. The team travels to a different, exotic Earthly locale each time, to pull uniquely malicious ETs into a "bullet-effective reality."

Seven novellas (around 60-70 pages each), for only 77p apiece:
"The Beast in the Rock"
"The Extraterrestrial Brothel"
"Leaping Longran"
"The Underwater Puzzle Cave"
"The Monster in the Flames"
"The Swamp Witch"
"The Mountain Menagerie"

Posted on 11 Jan 2014 08:34:05 GMT
Max China says:
In the last, desperate, heart-thumping moments of drowning, a man makes sense of his life . . . but can he let it go?

The Sister is a fast-paced epic story. Suspenseful, thrilling and compelling, it is a mystery that unravels over time, touching on a group of people whose lives have been blighted by a serial killer.
Criss-crossing genres, including the paranormal, it is filled with plot twists and turns. Keeping the reader guessing from the start, it poses among other questions - this one: Is there life after death?
The Sister

Posted on 11 Jan 2014 09:58:08 GMT
The Broken Horizon

this is a romance, a mystery, and deals with violence and murder all wrapped up in a way of life now gone forever.
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