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Initial post: 14 Dec 2011, 09:05:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2011, 09:13:59 GMT
Alison Buck says:
Hi Folks

It looks like Amazon is going to ban any promotions for books except within this new, Meet Our Authors area so, as in Amazon.com, all genres will be lumped together in a single forum.

In the US this has resulted in a single forum that is hard for people to navigate.

With the intention of averting this confusion arising here, I am setting up this and other genre-specific threads so that writers can place their promotions appropriately and readers can more easily search for particular genres.

Posted on 14 Dec 2011, 12:12:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2011, 14:18:39 GMT
Thanks Alison, not sure if I'll be sticking around the forums now, used to like the interaction with readers, here's my books.

Cruel Justice (DI Lorne Simpkins (Book one))
A serial killer taunts the police...And he has his sights on DI
Lorne Simpkins

The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered decomposing in
Chelling Forest.

Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs
are assigned to the case.

A few days later another victim, this time a young girl, is
discovered. Who could the killer be and what's the connection
between the two victims?

Then after a third murder, the killer contacts Lorne with a grisly
surprise. It looks like Lorne has a serial killer on her hands - and
one that has become fixated on her.

As she tries to solve the crimes, Lorne is also coping with a
failing marriage and a new, unsympathetic boss with whom she has a
secret past. Then, as she begins to despair at the lack of clues,
help arrives from an unlikely source.

Approx 88,000 words

Impeding Justice (Revised version) (DI Lorne Simpkins thriller (Book Two))

He's a remorseless killer...

DI Lorne Simpkins has him in her sights

She's been on his tail for eight long years, but the ruthless
criminal known as 'The Unicorn' has always been one step ahead.

Now, after he lures Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins into a trap
in which her partner is killed, she's more determined than ever to
hunt him down.

And when her nemesis kidnaps her teenage daughter, Lorne vows not to
rest until she brings him to justice.

******Warning ADULT content.*******

Final Justice (Lorne Simpkins thriller (Book Three))

He's back... The ruthless killer that former DI Simpkins has tried
to forget

After suffering a breakdown and quitting the force, former Detective
Inspector Lorne Simpkins is contacted by a friend at MI6 to help in
a covert operation. Reluctantly, Lorne agrees to help hunt down her
old enemy, a sadistic and merciless criminal whose ambition is to
become the world's richest man.

Lorne and the agent track him through France as they bid to thwart
his plans and bring Lorne's long-time nemesis to Final Justice

******Warning ADULT Content.******

It's A Dog's Life (A DI Lorne Simpkins novellette)

This is a 12,000 word novelette that takes place between Cruel Justice and Impeding Justice and is based on actual events.

It may not be homicide, but to DI Lorne Simpkins it's still murder.

When a reporter friend of DI Lorne Simpkins gives her a tip about a story involving ex-racing greyhounds, Lorne is sceptical.
But after delving into it, she's horrified to discover the grisly fate of racing dogs that are no longer useful to their owners - and she's determined to bring the cruel and uncaring owners to justice...

"Animal welfare is so close to my heart, the real-life plight of these former racing dogs moved me to tears.
I'm delighted to donate all profits of the book to PUPS, The Protection of Unwanted Puppies Society."

Passion, Fire and Fury

Cassandra Williams left her home village two years ago, swept off her
feet by a man for whom she abandoned her long-time love, Tim. After her
new man leaves her high and dry, Cass heads home for the comfort of her
parents. She's not expecting a warm welcome from Tim, but is shocked to
find he still has feelings for her. Tim's newly acquired fiancee,
however, isn't about to let him slip from her grasp...

A romantic/thriller novelette of 10,000 words.

Hope you enjoy them.

Mel ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2011, 19:56:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2011, 10:04:44 GMT
mountainmama says:
Thanks for setting it up Allison. I wondered if the UK would follow the US in separating the forums.

At any rate, M.O.D. is a political intrigue technothriller available for just 86p. For a small taste, watch the video book trailer on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It9YGWR8W54

Happy reading!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2011, 19:58:35 GMT
mountainmama says:
Mel, readers who are interested in talking with authors find their way to the MOA threads on the US site, so I imagine they will here too. It works out fairly well since you don't have people who are not interested in books attacking authors for posting on their threads.

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 07:22:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2011, 12:00:36 GMT
André Jute says:
Yes, I've seen a few people in threads on the US MOA who definitely were not writers. Some of them, my readers, actually came looking for me. That makes it worthwhile to be on these the MOAs. But the Stateside one is a mess. I hope people take the hint of the classification so that everyone gets a chance instead of a free-for-all for position on the front page.

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 07:23:25 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Mar 2012, 01:39:41 GMT
André Jute says:
THE MEYERSCO HELIX, currently (13-16 March) FREE, save $9.99 on current price.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105 Free in Kindle Store
#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Action & Adventure


"How the hell did we come to where the President of the United States has two minutes to decide whether he will nuke Boston or kill the world instead?"


An extremely powerful novel of the biowar apocalypse, THE MEYERSCO HELIX traces the frighteningly plausible accidents by which the casual killing of a near-extinct mole escalates inexorably towards where an anguished President's must choose either to let a self-propagating biowar substance to kill the world's population - or to destroy a major American city by nuclear blast.

"Mr McCoy gets on with the job of telling us exactly what it is like in the Heart of Darkness. He has the soldier's eye for terrain and the soldier's eye for character. This has the ring of truth."
- John Braine
- Sunday Telegraph


K116 is the top secret US chemical weapon that spells instant agonizing death to mankind. Self-generating in water, only a nuclear blast can stop the deadly dust expanding.

But when a lethal cloul of K116 escapes from a military research lab, one man survives. Charged with nightmare energy, Ribicoff becomes a walking carnage-machine.

Alive Ribicoff is a lethal liability - but dead his K116-glutted body will unleash chemical slaughter on a scale that will make the Black Death look like a summer cold.

Pursued by the massed might of US security forces, Ribicoff acts with the desperate, ruthless bloodlust of an animal at bay - until they corner him in Boston. Where his fiancé, the biochemist Stella Christopher, certain that he will come to her, is desperately working on a cure, despite the agents of her own government trying to kill her.

But will an American President act with equal ruthlessness? There is only one way to cauterize the city of America's Founding Fathers.

It will be no tea party...

"Like the unblinking eye of a cobra, it is fascinating and hard to look away from, powerful and unique."
- Edwin Corley
- Good Books

Excellent reviews already on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Goodreads and KUForum. Read some of them below.

by Andrew McCoy
Currently FREE, save $9.99

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 07:27:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2011, 12:20:09 GMT
André Jute says:
Here's a recommendation for a witty thriller that made me laugh, by a Canadian writer so much of the humour is British:

Christmas Eve Can Kill You by William Marantz

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 07:29:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2011, 11:53:51 GMT
André Jute says:
Short stories that build up to an image of a disturbingly familiar alternative reality, normally classed as scifi but in fact definitely a thriller: Faking It: accounts of the General Genetics Corporation by Keith Brooke. £2.14

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 07:30:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2011, 12:10:17 GMT
André Jute says:
It might also help if writers occasionally recommended each other, rather than just pushing their own books all the time.

You get a feeling for people who are competent, and one writer whose style of conducting himself I like, though I've read only a fraction of his substantial output, is Gordon Ryan, who currently has a fat compendium up on Amazon for a good price:

The Callahans: The Complete Series by Gordon Ryan £6.62

And he has a thriller just going free Triple Diamond by Gordon Ryan £0.00

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 07:36:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2011, 12:18:04 GMT
André Jute says:
It's a bit of a commonplace that everyone, regardless of age, these days reads young adult and even children's fiction, the legacy of Philip Pullman and J.K. Rowling. A boy must "find his inner villain" to survive:

A School for Villains (Dark Lord Academy)A School for Villains (Dark Lord Academy) by Ardyth DeBruyn £2.13

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 07:38:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2011, 12:21:40 GMT
André Jute says:
Thanks to Alison for making this and other threads to organise the space.

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 08:40:59 GMT
Alison Buck says:
Abiding Evil - is a chilling supernatural horror thriller, but not a gore-fest.

A group of friends and their children travel to a newly re-opened hotel that lies a mile or so within the boundaries of a vast, ancient forest. Cut off by an unexpected and powerful early snowstorm they soon realise that the almost impenetrable forest surrounding them is hiding a dark, abiding malevolence.
And it is hunting them.
Battling the deep snow, poorly equipped and with no communication or hope of help from the world beyond the trees, the friends are thrown into a desperate and terrifying fight for survival.

In 18 ✭✭✭✭✭ reviews (Amazon UK and US), Abiding Evil has been described as:


Enjoy ;-)

Alison Buck
Abiding Evil
Devoted Sisters
Both titles available on Kindle (£1.99),
Kobo, WHSmith, Apple iBookstore, Google eBookstore
and in paperback.

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 12:56:30 GMT
I agree Andre, I'm always spreading the word about good Indie books I've read.

Thanks Mountainmama, it's just a shame that it's come to this. ;-(

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 19:20:11 GMT
Roger Weston says:
1. The Golden Catch
#18 in UK Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Men's Adventure

Customer review:
"This is one of the best books I have read all year, and I couldn't put it down...if you like Clive Cussler, Matthew Reilly or Daniel Silva you will like this book, it had me gripped from page one and the ending is truly exciting."

2. The Assassin's Wife
#19 in UK Books > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Political

Customer review:
"This book grabbed me with the first sentence. It was adventure filled and thrilling."

Only 86p on Kindle!

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 21:23:07 GMT
Roger Cave says:
Hi all

Here's just a quick reminder about the availability of the Alec Fincham series of novels.

There are nine books in the series, so there is plenty to see in the breadth of the novels to keep you all busy.

If you enjoy military, action thrillers with a mix of espionage, then perhaps the Fincham books are what you are looking for. Each is currently available for the price of £1.15, so that's the entire set for $9.00.

The Barcza Gambit (The Alec Fincham Novels)
Sicilian Defence (Alec Fincham #2)
White King (Alec Fincham #3)
Zugzwang (Alec Fincham #4)
Octopus Knight (Alec Fincham #5)
Medusa Defence (Alec Fincham #6)
Deep Blue (Alec Fincham #7)
Grand Prix Variation (Alec Fincham #8)
Queen's Knight (Alec Fincham #9)

The word count for each title is listed in the diagram description.

So if you are looking for a new hero to fill up you spare time, why don't you try a sample, and if you like it, then download the book.

Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 10:09:05 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2011, 11:05:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Dec 2011, 11:06:56 GMT
Whs McIntyre says:
Yes, Andre, I liked "Christmas Eve can Kill You". The author wrote a very nice review of one of my books (on Amazon.com)and so filled with gratitude was I that I downloaded his and was very pleased that did.

EDIT. P.S. - Well done Alison. Obviously a woman with an organised mind.

Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 11:15:58 GMT
M Stanley says:
Hi Alison,

I guess it was only a matter of time before we followed the Amazon.com route. Oh well, such is life.

Here's my novel The Gamblers

It is a noir crime thriller set in an urban British landscape. If you like Elmore Leonard or Jim Thompson, then it should be right up your street.


Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 15:20:33 GMT
Seb Kirby says:
Alison / Andre

In the spirit of mentioning other people's books, this is just say that I'm currently re-reading Harlan Coben's 'Just One Look'.

Is Eric Wu the most scary hired killer you've ever 'met'?

Best wishes


Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 15:38:07 GMT
Ian Fraser says:
The Depths of Deception (15 five-star reviews)

"One Hell of a Read." "Hauntingly beautiful." "Well written, brilliantly executed."

"Exceptional ALMOST Captures How Good this book is!"

America has disappeared some years ago. A neo-fascist Party has come to power in the UK. China is on the rise. A submarine hurtles through the cold dark waters of the Atlantic en route to an unknown destination. Only the ship's doctor knows its true mission, but he is not who he appears to be.

A sweeping tale moving from the violent heart of Apartheid South Africa, to the ruins of the United Kingdom, and down to the edge of the world in the frozen Antarctic landscape, The Depths of Deception is a tale of revenge, served as a shatteringly cold dish.

"An adventure tale on the order of LeCarre's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold..."

"...one of the most remarkable books I've ever had the pleasure of reading"


Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 17:58:21 GMT
Alison Buck says:
Hello all
Thanks for posting in the genre thread. Hopefully we'll be able to keep MOA manageable for both reader and writers ;-)

Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 20:20:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Dec 2011, 20:20:56 GMT
Hi, Alison and all - Hope "suspense" qualifies here as my novel, Devil's Moon, is more in that genre than an actual thriller, per se.

Anyway, glad to see the genres separated in the new UK MOA; seems a better way to start out that will hopefully 'keep all the eggs in one basket' vs. the mish-mash the US MOA has become.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2011, 22:41:27 GMT
André Jute says:
I've recently been rereading -- and to my joy discovering a couple I haven't read -- several thrillers in the Prey series about Lucas Davenport by John Sandford.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2011, 22:44:23 GMT
André Jute says:
@ Rebecca: There is a new "Suspense" thread as well for those too superior to be mere thriller writers. Heh-heh.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2011, 23:48:57 GMT
Alison Buck says:
Hi Rebecca
I'm sure that readers looking for Suspense will check out this Thriller thread as there's such an overlap between the two genres. So definitely post here but as André says there's also a Suspense thread here on the MOA forum so I'd post there as well.
Best of luck with Devil's Moon ;-)
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