Monday, May 30, 2016

Guest Blogger: Gary D. Henry

The story begins in pre-civil war Virginia. Cyrus Black purchased a massive estate consisting of fifty bedrooms. Twenty-five of which were on the haunted and bloody west wing. Cyrus was a humble man who ran away from the monarchy and in search of a smaller life as a farmer in America. He married his beautiful but troubled wife, Heather, and moved into the famed manor. Unaware, Heather was a practicing witch. It angered her that the women didn’t bow down to her great beauty. 

She lamented the aging process and found a seldom-used spell that would make her forever young. However, she would have to kill her loving husband and remove a body part or relic and hide it within the manor to be used along with five additional relics from future generations in a final ritual that would give her everlasting beauty and immortality. She cursed the mansion to only allow those named Heather Black to live in the house and each of five Heather Blacks fought the will to gruesomely kill their husbands and aid her quest. The spirits of the dead husbands offered them clues to fight the spirit of the original Heather Black.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Guest Blogger: Margaret Egrot

July 25th, 2015 
Amazon US 
#29 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen and Young Adult > Literature and Fiction > Action & Adventure 

Amazon UK 
#34 in Kindle Store > Books > Teen & Young Adult > Action and Adventure 

Life for fourteen year old Alex is okay most of the time. He enjoys school, has a best friend Sam, and a pretty and only mildly irritating younger sister, Nicky. But then Sam starts acting strangely, and so does Nicky – and both insist on sharing secrets with Alex, making him promise not to tell anyone. Then Nicky goes missing and only Alex feels he knows where to find her. But is Sam anywhere around to help?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Guest Blogger: E.B. Sullivan

Salvatore and Mariano make the mistake of stealing from the mafia. Realizing they will never be safe as long as they have the mob’s cash, Salvatore flees New York for California, taking the ill-gotten gains with him, and burying them on a plot of land he purchased. Before the two men die, they bequeath the property to their grandchildren Elena and Luciano, but don’t pass on the knowledge of where the treasure is hidden. In their search, Elena and Luciano discover much more than they bargained for.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Guest Blogger: Raegyn Perry

Torrential rain spikes. A scream pierces the dark night. 

Greye Fields has immersed herself in her literary work, with no desire to chase the inevitable sting of rejection she knows too well. She won’t allow herself the time or the desire to pursue love. 

Until she meets him. 

Connor Donovan is perfectly content with his bachelor status. Life is good, teaching middle school English, and being the favorite uncle. He wants for nothing. 

Until he meets her. 

Shattered glass. A wash of blood. 

Is it a nightmare or a memory? 

Can Connor and Greye overcome the obstacles to the love of all time, or is tragedy doomed to be repeated? 

What if love found the right people in the wrong time?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Guest Blogger: Rebecca Stevenson

When literary agent Tracy Ratcliffe travels to the sleepy village of Wentworth Cove, Maine, for a much-needed vacation, the most excitement she’s expecting is a sunset walk along the beach. Instead, she hears about a portrait of a woman who looks suspiciously like her that has hung in the local art gallery for years, even though she’s never set foot in Wentworth Cove before. 

Tracy also meets handsome Nathan Norsworthy, a moody aspiring novelist who takes her breath away. Nathan helps her deal with the suspicion that the man she knew and loved as her father probably wasn’t. That is, until she begins to suspect that Nathan is using her to break into the world of publishing.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Guest Blogger: Rocky Rochford

Donny Taylor is your normal 18 year old lad and ever since he first laid eyes on Janie Smith, all those years ago, he knew she was the centre of his world, but as much as he would like to take that leap, the words never come out. This is the story of his last shot, the story of Him & Her.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Guest Blogger: Elle Marlow

Two years ago, Josey Starr lost her husband. She’ll be damned if she loses her ranch too. The wolves are after her cattle, and someone is out for her land. Josey knows she needs help but she doesn’t want it from Hawk Marlow. She trusted him once – and vowed she never would again. She’s better off alone – isn’t she? 

Hawk thinks he’s just checking his investment. But he’s invested more than he realizes. The land he acquired by default belongs to “The one that got away.” Hawk has something to prove – old flames never die; they just burn hotter on the Second Strike Ranch.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Guest Blogger: Sandra Perez Gluschankoff

International Best Seller 
US: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,836 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) 
· #91 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Jewish 


UK: Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,342 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) 

· #12 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Jewish 

· #16 in Books > Fiction > Religious & Inspirational > Jewish 

· #65 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > European 

Mystery, betrayal, murder, and passionate love were things Sofia Lazar only experienced as a movie producer. All of that changed after her grandmother’s sudden death when she comes face to face with an unwanted revelation contained in a tattered box. The meager contents of the box take her back to her childhood and the fantastic bedtime stories that Abuela, her grandmother, used to tell her of a heroic warrior girl named Franzisca. Now, two decades later, fragments of Franzisca’s stories creep back into Sofia’s life, tying Franzisca and her grandmother to an unknown past. With the memories of her childhood bedtime stories to guide her, Sofia sets out to piece together her grandmother's mysterious history, leading her to discover the truth behind her life. 

Set against the backdrop of World War II Romania, the immigration of Nazi criminals into South America, the later years of the Military Regime in Argentina during the 1980s, and present-day California, Franzisca’s Box is a story of war that ultimately affects three generations of women who will never find peace until they call for a ceasefire in their own wars and surrender to forgiveness and love.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Guest Blogger: Susanne Matthews

What price is a woman willing to pay to restore a man’s honor? 

When her husband is falsely accused of treason and murdered, Isabelle de Caen vows to find those responsible and see justice done. Of royal descent, Isabelle is stunned when the king orders her hasty marriage to one of his favorites, a man she detests. To save herself from a fate too awful to contemplate, she disobeys the king’s edict and commits treason of her own to find the truth. 

Childhood friend, Guy Poirier, an aristocrat in New France, has always loved Isabelle. When he discovers her hiding in his cabin aboard ship, he agrees to hide her from her fiancĂ© and help her clear her husband’s name. It doesn’t take them long to realize there’s more at stake here than her husband’s murder. With the fate of the colony in their hands, can Isabelle and Guy prevent a war and find love in the new world?

Monday, May 16, 2016

Guest Blogger: John L. DeBoer

For years, Luke Elliot has been a respectable businessman. But he's also had a secret life no one knows, and he's given that up to settle down completely. But when his world is torn apart by tragedy, he flees in despair from all that could evoke painful memories for a fresh start in another part of the country.

And there he meets the beautiful and mysterious Jessica Morrow, who is also trying to escape from a past she can't face. As their relationship grows, and Luke finally discovers her backstory, he realizes their fateful meeting could end up getting both of them killed.

Paths that began in Chicago and San Diego, with stops along the way in Santa Fe and Philadelphia, converge in Seattle, where a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues, forcing Luke to call upon his lethal skills once more to save himself and the woman he loves.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Guest Blogger: M. A. Cortez

The thing about a secret is, it always comes back to haunt you… 

Sandy and Samantha may be twins, but sharing the same birthday is where their similarities end. It seems like the girls will never find common ground, until they stumble upon another set of siblings hiding secrets, lies, and shadows of the past. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Guest Blogger: Mel Massey

Life in Trinity Hills, Texas goes from normal to deadly for Mela Malone. Whenever Mela falls asleep, a mysterious creature, called The Hag, tries to kill her. What begins as dabbling in protective spells from an ancient Grimoire, leads to her initiation into an ancient order of warrior witches known as the Elementai. 
Mela learns war is coming with The Darkness and the Hag is only one of the evil creatures in its service. As an Elementai, Mela learns it’s her duty to find four part-human sisters who can help defeat the evil that threatens to return to the world. With every new discovery, Mela uncovers ancient secrets that complicate her quest further. 
As war approaches, everyone must make a choice - fight with the Elementai for all life on Earth, or fight for The Darkness…

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Guest Blogger: KateMarie Collins

The companion to ‘Looking At The Light’, ‘A Stab At The Dark’ focuses on what is wrong in the world around us. Be it a different type of guardian angel, the strange figure in the dark alley, or what lurks deep within the forest. The stories inside are meant to be creepy, make you shudder, and face your fears

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Guest Blogger: Gary R. Winstead

The Marine Corps immortalized by Hollywood hardly resembles the dysfunctional organization I joined in 1967, just as the Vietnam War was heating up. Incompetence, arrogance, sadism—all was rampant from the top down in an indifferent hierarchy that rewarded obedience over competence and sycophancy over truth-telling. 

Like so many other Marines, I joined the corps because I had few choices available to me. As the youngest of eleven children, all of us living in poverty in rural Illinois, and as someone who had lived his whole life intimate with deprivation and hardship, I had few paths available to me. 

I was surrounded by characters—outsized individuals with larger-than-life personalities, colorful ticks, and perplexing complexes. 

There was the lance corporal from Pittsburg who liked to call himself Pitt. Rail thin; with a neck like a turkey’s to support his oversized head, he owned a crooked set of teeth that had yellowed from tobacco smoke. He had a quirky habit of sprinkling his cigarette ashes into whatever he was drinking at the time and then chugging it down, all in order to attain a more perfect high. Pitt, as I learned during my first night in Vietnam, was all about getting high, even while manning a checkpoint as an MP. 

So it was that I endured four years of indifferent and sometimes sadistic leadership, the absurdities inherent in any impersonal hierarchy that values group-think and obedience over individuality and integrity.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Guest Blogger: Jack B. Strandburg

Clarence Flannery was luckier than most men his age to discover his life’s ambition, particularly in the unpredictable years just following the Civil War. Born with an unmatched skill to play pool, he left his home in Kansas when he turned twenty-six and traveled throughout the Southwestern United States to make his mark as a legendary pool hustler, with every intention of amassing a fortune in the process.
Clarence needed help for both support and protection, and recruited James Skinner as his partner, along with nine other highly-skilled pool players to assist him in his quest.
Wanting to be included in the same sentence as Attila the Hun and Alexander the Great, Clarence changed his name to Hustle Henry, Skinner became the Cue-Ball Kid, and the eleven men would go down in history as The Hole-in-the-Table-Bunch, known far and wide for hustling wannabe pool sharks out of their life savings.
All goes to plan and life has a rosy and profitable outlook, but Henry and his men want more than what pool halls and saloons offer, so they decide to challenge the more affluent clientele on a riverboat.
Initially, the venture proves profitable, but the millionaire tycoon and owner of the fleet of riverboats, takes exception, and intends to bring down the Bunch and thrust Henry and The Kid into a life of destitution.
Taking along the Kid’s girlfriend, Penelope Henderson, the Kid and Henry flee to South America – where there will be a final showdown…
Hustle Henry and the Cue-Ball Kid is a fiction work of Western humor with an interesting and amusing cast of characters.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Guest Blogger: Frederick H. Crook

Nebraska, 2121. A widower by the name of Merlin lives in his converted Minuteman-3 missile silo with his Black Lab, Chief. Suffering from stomach cancer, Minuteman Merlin is under the care of Doctor Larry Hammonds. On this post-Great Exodus Earth, the cure has left for the stars along with the vast majority of Mankind, so the doctor must treat him with the long-outdated methods of chemotherapy and radiation. 

In the small town where he receives this medical treatment and trades goods, Merlin confronts a child abuser. The situation goes horribly wrong, resulting in the death of the victim’s father and the destruction of Doctor Hammond’s office. To make amends, he opens his home, giving the physician a place to practice medicine and the boy a place to live. 

A man with nothing left to lose has everything left to give.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Guest Blogger: Angela Deppeler

Sheriff Evan Stovall and Officer Josh Constance have had some pretty strange cases fall into their laps. Angels and spirits have a way of finding them. So when they receive a call to verify that a ghost is in residence, they take it as a pretty routine research opportunity. 

Meanwhile, in Tremor, the afterlife goes on as usual until a little girl missing part of her soul shows up. 

And a drowned man discovers that Hell might have been better than what he got in the end. 

It all started with a ghost hunt. Then the hunt got wilder--and more terrifying--than anyone could possibly imagine.