Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Bloody Friday
When a woman is found dead, hanging by her bra strap in the supply closet of the Catholic monastery, Detective Giorgio Salvatori is called in to handle the case. As a veteran New York police detective, he's been faced with some of the worst humanity has to offer. In fact, he moved to this small town in Southern California to get away from the dirt and crime of New York after a shooting nearly killed him. But he has a bad feeling about this case. Soon, his suspicions are borne out when a second body is found buried on the property, and days later, one of the monks is found floating face down in the duck pond. To complicate matters, the specter of a young boy who committed murder and then suicide back in the 1940s, appears to be communicating a message of some sort. But what is it? And does this decades-old murder have anything to do with Salvatori's current investigation?
She sits bound to the chair with duct tape encircling her body. Her pleas for freedom are ignored with the perp diligently working in the kitchen preparing a dinner entrée. Detectives Jose Hanson and Billie Joe Hoekstra are called to a murder scene not knowing what to expect. They arrive to find an immaculately clean house with the victim constrained in the dining room with a pasta dish in front of her. This is a first for Jose and Billie as they are fed murder after murder using food as the star witness...telling a plate full of nothing. The problem facing Jose and Billie is "How do they stop the killing without any clues to follow?" Tasteful Deaths is a chef's delight gone wild with the killer teaching the victims the "How to" of cooking and baking leaving behind a taste treat "to die for."
In an apocalyptic world where the dead roam the earth, Carl Teegarden lays dying. Fatally wounded by the undead, he watches his lifeblood drain from his ravaged body and struggles to come to terms with his inevitable fate. Knowing that this fate will not necessarily end with his final breath, he fights through the pain and looks back upon his life, remembering the events which have led to his lonely demise. Only he isn't alone. The spirit of a woman with whom he'd found love in a ruined world stands by his side, her loyalty transcending the barriers of life and death. Smoldering across the room is the ghost of a small child whose hatred of this man burns with such intensity that no amount of suffering can sate his thirst for revenge. All the while, legions of the walking dead scour the countryside for the slightest sign of life. As their destinies intertwine, stories of love and devotion intertwine with failing and regret across a timeline marked by the grim struggle for survival. And in this nightmare world, each will come to understand, in their own way, exactly what it means to be numbered among the dead and dying....
50 Shades of Gray Matter is parody, using the elemental themes of the (rightfully) popular erotica series and combining them with the impending zombie Apocalypse.

As the narrator has, in point of fact, been infected by the ZBF (zombie bird flu) and is gradually turning to join the undead race, this is a short work-- novelette length-- around 10000 words.
Meta is an angel: a.k.a. “one of the good guys,” but her ebony hair and calling to haul souls to Hell has made her an outcast among the other Shirley-Temple-blond seraphs. Assigned to work with Sol, who thinks sneezing during prayer is a sin, Meta gags at his prudish, butt-kissing perfection. To her surprise, though, after they get into a territory war over a dead mortal in a hospital room, her vomit reflex turns into an urge to kiss Sol’s pearl-pink lips.

The mismatched angels plow halo-first into a quirky, often dysfunctional relationship.

Meta is weakened by her new feelings for Sol when Satan tries to seduce her with promises of power and acceptance if she will join him. In a world where forbidden desires are paid for with your soul, young Meta must decide if she will be Satan’s right hand or turn her back on the alluring darkness to follow her heart and the love of an angelic man who was never meant to be hers.
From acclaimed horror and mystery writer Bruce Elliot Jones:

It was to be a long-earned vacation for David Petrie and his pretty wife Donna.

A cross country tour, really, from the St. Louis Arch to the bright lights of Las Vegas--and a final chance, perhaps, for their cancer stricken young daughter Pepsi to see the world. No airplanes, no trains…just a leisurely drive together where scenic beauty and unhurried back roads might bring them closer together, hold back time just a little.

But unhurried roads sometimes lead to open deserts, merciless sun, a whole new concept of time…and a growing conviction in David’s mind that he has gotten his precious family lost in the middle of nowhere. Except “nowhere” is always “somewhere”…and the smallest of desert towns can still be a port in the rolling ocean of sand. 

Until the rattling old windmill at the edge of town, the empty wind-blown streets, dark storefronts, and strange town-folk of Clear Water with their hooded glances and uneasy smiles appear not quite what they seemed. Everything—every one—is…different.

Why do you keep running away, David Petrie—only to circle back again and again--this little desert town saved your family’s lives!

…for now…
A ridiculous undead romp on the beach. Three couples arrive at a Caribbean resort when a plague turns its residents into human flesh eaters. The story is told from multiple points of view. It's the perfect companion to an adult beverage while working on a tan. 

Club Dead : Zombie Isle is 6,700 words long, and is based on a true event. The true event did include zombies, just not the flesh eating kind. 
Excerpts from the novel Resurrection X: Zombie Evolution published by Post Mortem Press are included.
In this short story in the horror genre, the fate of the world may depend on the prisoners inside the Rockwell Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections when a new load of prisoners bring something else inside the barbed wire with them.
There is nothing more frightening in the world of horror, than a ghost story that is actually true. When Peter takes his new wife Stacy, up to the mountains for a weekend of fishing, hiking and hopefully some intense cuddling, their day starts off great, when they think they find the perfect spot. The seclusion of the little lake seems at first to be a plus, but they soon realize, that there is a reason the area around the black waters and the looming hills is empty. "Don't let the night catch me here!" These are the words that run through their minds as the day folds in on itself with terrifying speed, releasing something blacker than the night.
This book contains three stories, all of which are paranormal in nature. The first two are works of non-fiction, true to life ghost stories, if you can believe it, but the third is completely fictional.
The veil that divides the worlds of the living and the dead-- a fixture which has largely shielded mankind from the supernatural throughout history-- has been known occasionally to diminish. Due to such fluctuations, human beings are sometimes accosted by phantoms and other curious sorts from the shadows...

He is near.

A letter from a prospective client brings paranormal investigator Edgar Sullivan face to face with a terror the likes of which he's never known.

The client, Henry Whitaker, seeks to cast out a troublesome resident spirit he has termed the "Pale Watcher." Each night, this frightening apparition manifests in his bedroom and watches him sleep till morning. Sullivan agrees to take on the case and travels to the Whitaker estate in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The details of this haunting are not so simple as they seem however.

Upon his arrival in the midst of a January snowstorm, Sullivan is informed by the head servant, Louis, that Henry Whitaker has fallen mysteriously ill. With his client hospitalized and a blizzard raging outside, he begins his investigation.

The winters of the Upper Peninsula are infamously brutal. Trapped by the snow, Sullivan is forced to confront the horrors that dwell in the Whitaker estate. Throughout the course of his investigation he comes upon strange clues; Mr. Whitaker's journal, a demonic sigil, a room full of antique mirrors. Can Sullivan piece together these clues and come up with a way to stop the haunting, or will he and Louis be devoured by the malevolence of the Pale Watcher?
When Natalie Scott decides to rent a seaside colonial cottage for six months after the death of her mother, she just wants peace and quiet. 

Instead she gets a barrel-load of trouble; first from Karl Messer, who won't let her rent the cottage unless she goes out with him; then from her brother, Trevor, who won’t let her take his guard dog. But worst of all is the resident ghost, Sean O’Shea, who falls in love with her. And finally from her ex-boyfriend, Rick Dalton, who marches back into her life wanting to take up where they left off. 

What’s a girl to do? Should Natalie run for cover, or stay to sort these four men out once and for all?

Word Length; Approximately 59,000 words.

The sequel, Sean O'Shea's story, GIVING UP THE GHOST is also avaialable on Kindle.
The mining town of Milsbourne, Michigan was once a successful settlement, boasting great natural wealth and an active populace.

Sometime in the 1870's, everything changed.

A researcher stumbles upon a mention of this long-forgotten settlement and becomes obsessed with trying to find the reason for its sudden abandonment. His investigation leads him to the Michigan woods, where he learns, first-hand, why it was that Milsbourne fell off of the map so suddenly.

Milsbourne, Michigan is a short tale of terror by OJ Connell, author of the Edgar Sullivan series of paranormal mysteries. It first appeared in the successful anthology The Big Book of New Short Horror (Pill Hill Press, 2011). This Kindle edition is the definitive version.
Chastity Bream doesn't dance anymore. She also can't walk, speak or think. She's fed through a tube, turned twice a day and left alone in her bed. That is except for him - the one in her closet, who comes out to tend to her needs. And his.
Like most towns, Ridgeware has a dark history. Its inhabitants know of the history, apart from newcomer Gary Strand. Strand has recently moved from London to experience the "quiet life" and finds there is more to the town than meets the eye. 

David Dawson is a family man, and like other residents, knows of the dark history surrounding Ridgeware and the woods, and the infamous story of Killer Kelly. 

To the adults, Killer Kelly was a character from years back that massacred his family. To the children, Killer Kelly is a ghost that is still present and lives in the same shack where he killed his family, which is situated on the common hill, between Ridgeware and the woods.

This thriller is written as seen through the eyes of an adult, and also that of the three children, Alan, Neil and Steven Dawson, David Dawson's son. 
Packed with developing eerie stories, innocent friendship, and scenes of terror, "The Woods of Red Hill" dissects each character and tells the reader how they have been affected.

This story comes to a dramatic and bloody conclusion, and is not for persons under the age of 18.
'The Mark Inside' tells the stories of Dave Morgan whose life is falling apart when his computer starts to write back to him, of Mary, his ex-girl friend, who is haunted by the same evil that controls Dave's writting, of Michael Doyle who witnesses something miraculous when his brother falls from a tree and of the evil that unites them all- Manny Collins who truly carries The Mark Inside.
Synopsis: Ron’s estranged father has just passed away. With his older siblings living out of state it falls upon his shoulders to take care of his father’s estate. Within the childhood home he has not been to for years lies The Red Room. He finds that the séances and occult nonsense his father was involved in was more than a bizarre part time hobby. It was a full blown obsession. His father led a double life, was a dedicated student of the occult. Something trapped within The Red Room slumbers and waits for Ron’s arrival.

Word count: 23,212
On a dare from her best friends, Heather goes inside the town's haunted house, where Frank Blackwell killed his wife and then hung himself in the basement. But while in the house, Heather is confronted by a ghost from her past, her mother who died accidentally one year ago. Now, Heather must not only escape from the evil lurking inside the house, but from the demons of her own past.

Short story approximately 2,800 words.
King and Other Chilling Tales is a collection of six adrenaline pumping horror short stories from author, Jason Thacker. In this collection you’ll walk alongside the legions of the walking dead, and the fierce monsters of myth that roam the mysterious forests of Appalachia. Monsters such as the vicious Mothman who's out for blood, and a frightening Wampus Cat on a deadly prowl in one man‘s own backyard. Also in the all new western tale of blazing guns and grave robbing, “The Heist” Thacker unleashes an original creature of his own creation called, “The Deadin“ upon his readers. This little book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the bitter end.



The Remedy


The Hungriest Zombie

The Mothman Isn't Real

The Heist

"Jason Thacker is a horror writer to watch. His prose is smooth, intense, and chilling. If you like HORROR, you owe it to yourself to check this book out." —Eric S. Brown, author of BIGFOOT WAR, and A PACK OF WOLVES

Approximately 27,000 words.
When a series of freak storms sweep across the world, they leave behind something more than devastation. First come the swift-growing flowers, smelling like heaven and dying as quickly as they bloom. Next comes the infestation as the flowers breed and multiply inside their hosts. After that, chaos, mayhem and death.

And after that…resurrection.

**Part One of a monthly short-story serial

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Romantic Suspense

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She's trying to find herself. He's attempting to hide. Together they'll discover a truth that threatens them both...

Investigating the death of her best friend, uptight accountant, JULIE TILLING, discovers a world of adult nightclubs and Internet intrigue. When shock jock DAMON COREY rocks her world in a wild night of lust, she wonders if she's found love...or the key to solving a murder.
From the talented pen of Gennita Low comes the second installment in her exciting Navy SEALS trilogy.

Hawk McMillan, SEAL commander, is on a lone mission. To get close to Dragan Dilaver, a Kosovo kingpin involved in drugs and arms–trafficking, Hawk helped him escape from Asia and return to his former country of Yugoslavia. Now Hawk has to discover where certain weapons have been dropped for Dilaver over the diverse regions of Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania –– not an easy task for someone unfamiliar with the territory. In order for the operation to succeed, he needs a tracker and the only available person is CIA contact agent Amber Hutchens.

Beautiful and smart, Amber has made a life for herself in Velesta, Macedonia and she is more than capable of assisting Hawk in finding the cache of hidden weapons. Despite the danger of exposure and torture, they risk everything in their mission to strike down Dilaver and his ruthless gang –– even their love.
A killer is terrorizing a sleepy Florida beach town, and police chief Ben Carver is convinced his next target is Shannon Ames, the sexy reporter who lives in his apartment complex. As Ben works to prevent Shannon from becoming the next victim, he starts to feel emotions he'd long thought dead. But the secret Shannon carries could destroy any hope of a future together - and might even get her killed.
Evelyn Grant, along with her four sisters, have a secret. A secret the Knights Templar want for themselves. It all went back to the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Knowledge and Life. The Knights will do anything to exploit the girls and their access to that sacred place, but one man, government agent Rhett Nichols, is set to the task of saving the women from torture and even death.

He succeeds—and he fails.

After centuries of being hunted, would Evelyn ever be able to trust the one person who might be able to help her? On the run, Evelyn and Rhett face off against their adversary and she's left with no choice but to put her life in his hands.

* * * *

Thriller, suspense, urban fantasy and supernatural with a little romance thrown in.
Ben Torrance is devastated when his girlfriend leaves him in the middle of the night following the latest in a series of arguments about having children. Driven by love and fuelled by desperation, he embarks on a mission to find her. When he learns the truth – that Rhia had an affair and became pregnant by his best friend - Ben has to make a decision. Walk away from the woman he loves or bring up another man’s child.

Yes, the book's about challenging relationships, affairs, lies and deceipt. But it's a fast paced journey and pretty humorous to boot. Plus, it's commercial fiction so there's the all important redemptive, happy ending to leave you with a warm glow of satisfaction when you finish reading.

Playground Cool is approximately 81000 words long

Is it possible to be the most eligible bachelor forever?
And to do so while also owning
the top modeling agency there?
After meeting that one special woman
there are only two question that have to be answered
Will his ego now prevent him from acknowledging
his true inner feelings?
And will she be able to trust him with her own hidden fears?

Paris in the spring is a city for lovers, but for Conor O'Neil and Miranda Beckman, the city is a place where the truth is always just out of reach. Miranda's life is in danger, and Conor will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means not letting her know he's working for the government. For her part, Miranda will do whatever it takes to keep Conor from learning the truth about her past. And yet, the one thing neither can lie about is the passion that blazes between them.

Waging war on the mob may not be smart, but Jordan VanDien and architect Ethan Caldwell are after the men who, years earlier, destroyed Jordan's family and now threaten Ethan's future. 

Scarred by childhood trauma, the two loners never expected to battle an unwanted attraction. Yet hard as they try to fight their feelings, a common purpose and shared danger ignite a spark that grows to a flame neither can deny. In their quest for justice, will they let that fire die or can the beauty with a dark past and the guilt-laden Aussie transplant find a haven in each other's arms?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


As fall approaches us fastly, we will all be moving from our grills to our kitchens for some warm dinners. And, there's nothing worse than the same mundane dinners we always eat. Check out these free books, and shake things up in your kitchen! 

Dump Cakes are amazing cobbler desserts. In fact Dump Cakes combine the four qualities of the perfect dessert: Simple, Quick, Incredibly Delicious and Fun. 

They are really simple to make and use fruit, spices, cake mix and butter. They are quick to make. The preparation time for a Dump Cake is 5 to 10 minutes. Baking is an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour. Delicious? A warm piece of Dump Cake cobbler with a scoop of ice cream melting over a buttery cake and mingling with vanilla and cinnamon and other spices is one of the most delicious desserts you can eat. 

Finally making a Dump Cake is fun for both adults and kids. You dump fruit, spices, a layer of dry cake mix and pats of butter. Baking one of these wonderful cakes is a great project for the entire family.

This new series by Surrey Books launches with an everything-you-need-to-know guide to using the slow cooker, and features 101 delicious, diverse, and recipes, all of which have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure you have success every time you make one.

Featuring a detailed introduction that covers the basics of slow-cooking and discusses helpful how-to's, insider tips, and keys to best results, this book--and all the books in the 101 series--features a simple, contemporary-looking design that's as clear-cut as it is elegant, with measures calculated using both traditional and metric quantities. Scattered throughout are beautiful full-color photographs that accentuate the book's visual appeal. This is a practical, hands-on kitchen resource that will also look great on the shelf--and because its flex-binding is sewn, it's supremely easy to keep open and flat on your kitchen counter while you're cooking from it.

Perfect both for beginners and more experienced cooks looking to broaden their kitchen horizons, Slow Cooker 101's breadth of recipes are drawn from a wide range of culinary traditions. Among the delicious recipes include here:
Beef Stroganoff
Lamb Biryani
Winter Vegetable Risotto
Corn Pudding
Chicken Mole

Slow Cooker 101 will be an essential addition to the ranks of slow cooker cookbooks, and the 101 series it premiers is positioned to become a popular resource for contemporary home cooks.

Did you know that eating a daily salad will keep you feeling better, keep you fit, become healthier and live a longer life! Here’s a few more benefits to having more green foods daily.

Adds fiber, stops cravings, they’re fast and easy to make, delicious, help you lose weight, get your daily servings of fruits and vegetable, helps keep diseases away, glowing skin, lowers cholesterol and more and more.

Prepare to be amazed with the variety of body healing & vibrant salad recipes this book will provide you. Satisfying salad meals that will eliminate cravings.This book has all you need! So start creating some healthy vibrant salad meals today. Get your copy now!

A good meat Jerky is was one of the easiest things to make and once you get your technique down, you can make tons of it! Beef Jerky was one of the mainstays of American pioneers when they were settling the west! It enabled them to preserve their meat and ensured they did not go hungry in times of need. This book also contains other forms of meat jerky recipes as well as a simple ground beef jerky recipe. Jerky makers explain they love the hormone free benefit and why many make their own jerky. Out of 28 books this is the most popular work and oldest work by author Deborah Dolen. It is a classic for hunters.

Now, with this collection of meat jerky recipes, you can enjoy the experience of producing your very own masterpieces! Enjoy the many delicious flavors such as Hot and Tangy, Hawaiian, Taj Mahal, Herb, Lemon and many more! Delivery of this dynamite cookbook is within hours--if not minutes.

Top 37 Quick and Easy Pie Recipes takes you on a journey through some of the greatest tasting pies in the world. All of them are so dreadfully simple that even the most inexperienced cook should be able to deliver fantastic results time and time again. With everything from savory pies to sweet pies covered, you will almost certainly find something that you want to enjoy cooking tonight.

Stuff on a Stick offers you full step-by-step instructions for 21 quirky recipes for food served on a stick. Learn how to make entire meals from starters to desserts, all served on sticks! All projects come from, are written by carnival food experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily do it yourself.
It’s better on a stick!

1. Super-Fast Vegetarian Dinner Recipes Under 30 Minutes:
And Now You Have Time For More Pleasant Things!

2. And Many, Many More Worth Waiting For Dinner Recipes:
Impress Your Loved One!

Pizzas are something that everybody loves. In fact, I don’t believe I have ever found somebody that doesn’t like at least one pizza. Perhaps that’s why it is one of the most popular takeaway dishes in the world. The best thing about Pizza is that they are incredibly easy to make, and cheap too! In fact, make these dishes and you won’t ever need to buy an expensive takeaway again.
Pizza is one of those foods that you can really experiment with. Just slap whatever ingredients you want onto the pizza base. It doesn’t really take too long to do. In this book I have brought together some of my favorite pizzas. They all taste absolutely delicious. However, feel free to experiment with them and create the pizza of your dreams. Just work from the Pizza base in Recipe 1 and go crazy. You will probably notice that at numerous points in this book some of the recipes will have a little crossover. In fact, the majority of recipes that I mentioned will be based around the Margherita Pizza, therefore if you are going to experiment then this makes a fine place for which you can start.
You may notice that throughout this book I don’t really give ‘exact’ measurements for the ingredients. This is because when making a pizza there may be some ingredients that you absolutely love, whilst others, not so much. You can therefore adapt the quantities to suit your own taste buds. That way you are going to end up with the pizza that you want time and time again.

Do you want to prepare delicious, creamy and tasty soups?

If so, this is the right cookbook for you. 

Even if you are not experienced cook, you'll find this guide fascinating, because of the colorful step by step pictures for every ingredient throughout each recipe. 

Most of the recipes are for 2+ people, easy to prepare and the soups are healthy. 

If you want to impress your family, grab your copy now!

Can you eat yourself into a good mood?

For centuries, food has played an important role in health and healing, but what about feeling? Can what you eat really affect how you feel? It certainly can! In fact, certain foods can have a profound affect on the "feel good" chemicals produced by your brain so you really can eat yourself into a good mood.

This book shows you how different nutrients affect your mood and gives you the low down on the top "mood boosting" foods as well as some delicious recipes you can use them in. These recipes are easy to make and include ingredients that are easily found in your grocery store. It's never been easier to feel good all day!

In Easy Appetizer Recipes Dante & Jennie Morelli share a collection of their favorite, mouthwatering appetizers, dips & salsa and dipping sauces. These are quick and easy recipes that you can prepare for your own family dinners or take to a party. Most of these appetizer recipes are also great as snacks for watching television or home movies.

By making a few simple changes to your recipes, you can dramatically lower your total fat intake. This is important if you wish to lose weight, as research continues to aid the importance of a low-fat diet that's rich in vegetables and fruit to promote permanent fat loss. Even if you only use most of these simple healthy cooking alternatives, you can greatly decrease your fat intake. These simple substitutions in your recipes will allow you to dramatically reduce your absorption of excess saturated and also hydrogenated (the bad fats) weight. This will greatly improve your wellbeing and promote almost effortless fat loss.

Action and Adventure
Murder gets personal when human remains are found in the beach cottage that realtors Regan McHenry and her husband, Tom Kiley, buy. The murder victim has been hidden away for sixteen years, and although the authorities quickly discover his identity, the trail to his killer is cold after so many years. 
Regan has sworn off playing amateur detective, but when it becomes clear the police have to focus on more pressing crimes, she has to break her promise. As her friend police ombudsman Dave Everett says, “Your house, Regan, your murder.”
Welcome back to Santa Cruz, the community whose unofficial motto is “Keep Santa Cruz Weird,” for the twists and turns of the third book in the Regan McHenry Mystery Series.
Present Day Wall Street. Where intelligence agencies and the financial industry are strange bedfellows, and the two worlds are often intertwined in disturbing ways.

In this chillingly plausible scenario of a military/industrial/financial complex run amok, Zero Sum pits Dr. Steven Archer Cross against powerful financier Nicholas Griffen in a conflict that raises troubling questions about our markets and our government. 

Racing against the clock in a chase that spans continents, one man's battle to expose the Machiavellian machinations of a ruthless Wall Street marauder forces him into a financial jungle populated by every variety of unscrupulous sociopath - rogue intelligence agencies, Russian mafia oligarchs, drug cartels, and terrorist networks. 

As a white-collar game of chess transitions into a lethal real world cage-fight, Steven finds himself in a deadly showdown, where hunters can quickly become the hunted, and blood is the ultimate currency.
Test Pilot’s Daughter: Revenge is the first title in a series featuring a gutsy female genius who fights injustice in a fast paced thriller. Molesters and pedophiles be warned, don’t mess with Christina Matthews!

Review from the Editor’s Desk of Harper Collins: Test Pilot’s Daughter is exciting, original and a real page-turner. It is extremely well plotted. The author’s familiarity with flying lends his action real veracity and texture. 

Ranked number 1 out of 8,000 books on Harper Collins’ Authonomy website November, 2009. 

Romance, adventure, murder and revenge, Christina Matthews does it all. An obsessed fly-girl with the Right Stuff and True Grit finds love in the oddest place, the cockpit. A beautiful and brainy college girl born with jet-fuel in her blood is haunted by a gripping family tragedy and the violent murder of her best friend. The only thing she truly fears is sleep. Tortured by nightmares, this test pilot’s daughter has to find a way to save her sanity or die. Mike Clark, call-name Lazer and a real Top Gun, looks to be the best kind of therapy.

With dreams of becoming an Astronaut-Commander, Christina struggles through heart-stopping perils in the cockpit and crash-lands on a deserted island. Without hope for rescue, she concocts an oddball plan to return survivors to civilization. 

Risking her future at NASA, Christina delivers on a promise to a dying friend and faces her evil nemesis in the sky. Only by overcoming deep-seated fears can she exorcise her ghosts and pursue a lifelong dream of flying in space. 

Will true love conquer Christina’s curse, or will she auger in?

Note from the Author: If you enjoy this novel, make sure to check out the sequel, Test Pilot’s Daughter: Dead Reckoning and follow Christina Matthews into space.
Did you ever want to be an astronaut or take a ride in the space shuttle? Here’s your chance.

Published on the same day as the actual, historic launch of four women in space on April 4, 2010, this novel follows Christina Matthews on her destiny to become NASA’s youngest Astronaut Commander. Michael Jacobs, a bright young colleague, helps Christina unravel a terrorist attack and fight a nuclear battle in orbit. She is pitted between a NASA conspiracy and a terrorist plot to bring the world’s greatest power to her knees. As Christina hopes to be the first astronaut on Mars, her dreams are interrupted by family tragedy and a war with Iranian terrorists. Will space shuttle disaster, torture and mental calamity rein back the dreams of the best female pilot who ever lived? Or will true love conquer all? 

An action-packed thriller loaded with suspense, this story depicts real life scenes of death-defying bravery in the cockpit and exposes the untold traumas of space travel.
Chad Harris, a Tactical Anti-Terrorism Force sniper, returns from Saudi Arabia after taking out a terrorist. Once back in Washington D.C. his wife is kidnapped and taken to Lebanon. She will die if he does not kill the president of the United States but the terrorists are using him as a sap. They kill the president and frame Harris. Now he must get to Lebanon, free his wife, and clear his name before the US Government and Interpol catch him. To add to the tension the terrorists unleash a wave of terror across the United States and plan to release a new form of nerve gas in several major cities. Can Harris stop the terrorists from unleashing this lethal weapon on the American people? At the same time as his hunt begins his TAF unit is sent to Lebanon to take out the terrorist holding his wife. Now the race to save her intensifies as he not only has to battle his enemies but his own unit, some of whom believe he is guilty of killing the president. Will he make it in time or die trying?
From Washington D.C. to London, to Geneva, and then to Cyprus and Lebanon, the book moves at a terrific pace. Lovers of action, suspense, and adventure will relish this roller coaster ride of a story. With gripping tension and twists and turns the reader will be left breathless at the end of this compelling book.
ron Darkbow seeks vengeance, and he plans to have it no matter the costs. Returning to the city of his birth after 15 years, he hunts down the wizard responsible for the deaths of those he loved only to find out another was responsible for the murders. That other is Belgad the Liar, a former barbarian chieftain who is now boss of the city's underworld.

Following his path for blood, Kron comes across the magical healer, Randall Tendbones, and accidentally reveals Randall's darkest secret to the world. It's a secret about the past, a secret that has kept Randall on the run for three years. Now it has caught up with him, and Belgad the Liar is suddenly the least of Randall and Kron's concerns. The gaze of Lord Verkain, king of of the dark northern land of Kobalos, has fallen upon Kron and Randall. And it is a gaze filled with madness.
A new horror is stalking New Orleans. He is the "Queen of Hearts" killer, removing the hearts of his young male victims. He is savage. He is unstoppable. And the New Orleans Police commissioner has requested - by name- the aid of Dr. Jessica Coran. 

But another horror is stalking Jessica. The man known as "The Vampire Killer" has escaped from prison, leaving a trail of blood-drained bodies in his wake. No one knows where he is- but they do know that he's coming for Jessica, the woman that put him behind bars. 

Now Jessica faces double jeopardy. And not even a new - and unlikely - partner from the FBI's experimental "psychic" program can protect her from two killers...

(This book is fourth in Robert W. Walker's Instinct series. It was previously published in paperback.
It is the distant future and one man, Jonas Valent, is letting his life slip by. He is employed by Freeground station as a port traffic controller, a job he took after completing a tour in the military. His only real joy in life is his participation in true-to-life military simulations with a cadre of friends who come together regularly to defeat challenges made to test the brightest military cadets and officers alike. These restricted scenarios stand as an addictive preoccupation that is so enticing that they ignore the potential repercussions of breaking in to participate.

When someone betrays their identities to the Freeground Fleet Admiralty, Jonas and his friends are faced with a far greater challenge: to venture out into the more populated regions of the galaxy to acquire technology and knowledge. They are tasked with laying the groundwork for the Freeground Nation in their efforts to reconnect with the rest of humanity, and to secure the armaments they might need to defend themselves from encroaching enemies.

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins is a collected trilogy that chronicles the early adventures of an ambitious crew. Their leader, Jonas Valent, has the least to lose and everything to gain as he tells the tale of his first tour as Captain of a ship tasked with making allies and discovering new technologies for the good of his people. This simple mission becomes more complicated as the crew ventures further into the settled fringes of the galaxy.

This trilogy spawned the best selling Spinward Fringe eBook series. This is where it all began, when one man was challenged to aspire for more than an idle life.

A Space Opera Adventure enjoyed across the globe by all ages.
Alex lives in Fairport, a suburb of Rochester, New York, where he's a senior in high school. For most of his life, he's been a bullied and awkward social outcast. His one love has been Audrey, a childhood friend who grew up to be the most popular girl in school. One day, Alex uncovers a mysterious book on demons in the private collection of a local millionaire. Lost, he commits himself to a desperate and horrifying ritual that transforms him into a demon-possessed creature. Now he must consume human blood to survive. The sleepy town that once abused him becomes his personal hunting ground and revenge rules the day. However, when his bloodlust results in an unintended death, Alex finds himself haunted by a ghost for reasons he struggles to fully understand. Soon he is pulled into an urban adventure through a dangerous world where ghosts, zombies, a Haitian voodoo priestess, and even a centuries-old demon-possessed Albanian boy, inhabit the shadows of a cruel and unforgiving world.
The Overrun story continues…

A week following the declaration of war, the U.S. is close to defeat. A failed genocide attempt becomes known to the public and the President must answer to the world for his administration’s sins.

An element still exists that could bring victory to the battered U.S. forces and ease the tensions of a quickly dividing country. On the ship Hideaway, technology to create an artificial ozone floats secretly hidden away in space untouched by the conflict being waged on Earth. 

The President launches a covert retrieval mission led by one of his top most-involved generals in the war. The J.G.U as well as separate mercenary forces race to do the same. The quest to obtain the prized technology becomes a final battle for victory in the war as well as an ultimate determination of survival of the planet. 

Aboard the Hideaway, a two-man crew is inexplicably awakened from a fifty-year hypersleep without communication from those that launched their mission well before the onset of war. With unidentified ships approaching in the distance, they prepare to forcibly defend their cargo not knowing their actions will decide the fate of the world they float above
Max White, ex MI6. His best client had an outstanding year and Max was looking forward to receiving his fees. Then he discovered almost $6 million missing from her bank account. A few hours later Max found out that his client's son had been kidnapped at gunpoint in São Paulo. Now things had really taken a turn for the worse. Before long Max and his business partner are caught up in a complex web of assassins, warring drugs gangs, thieves and money launderers that takes them from London to Miami, Mexico City, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Set in the ‘rough ‘n tumble’ Pacific Northwest just after the turn of the last century, Not Without Fear, is a story of love, hate, cruelty, tenderness and triumph. Emily Britt, wife of a brutal schooner captain twice her age, finds love and solace in the arms of her husband’s first mate. Enraged by her infidelity the captain tries to murder the mate, then comes home to heap more abuse on Emily. She runs, but he follows, and corners her at the home of an aunt. Too late he learns not to underestimate the will of a desperate woman, especially one whom fear has made much more dangerous than he.
From Original Book-of-the-Month Club Edition:

Here is a truly original thriller, comparable to the very best of vintage Le Carré. It is set behind the Berlin Wall in the heart of the East German police state and it features one of the most unique and winning heroines since Lucy in Ken Follett's Eye of the Needle. Her name is Käte Frassek, a resistance fighter since the age of eighteen, who over the course of twenty years leads a double life in her courageous campaign to rouse her countrymen to revolt against their repressive regime. She is a wife, a mother, a scientist, a lover... and an assassin. Against a backdrop of the Cold War in the 1960s, an abiding love develops between Käte, while still the young wife of an East German official, and an American physician innocent of who she is and what she is doing. In the remarkable climax to her years of plotting against the head of the State's secret police, she finally must risk not only her own life but her son's and lover's as well. (From the original hardback edition) DEATH MATE To kill the man who had killed so many, Kate would do anything. She would use her brain to work herself to the top of her profession. She would yield her body to go even higher up the ladder of power. She would risk her own child as a pawn on a chessboard of cunning move and counter thrust. But now she was being asked to make a sacrifice she dreaded. Not her own life that would have been easy. But the life of the good and noble man she passionately loved — so that the beast she hated might die.... (From the original Signet paperback)
This is the sequel novel to "Until The Next Time." Forgiveness is a secret government within the US Government and the cause behind Joshua Olivion's eleven year battle with his enemies both foreign and domestic. He is determined to "kill the disease" that haunts him and his family. He sets about secretly after a clue surfaces in his old nemesis - Vietnam. General Taylor of the DIA and the US President quickly learns that the giant has awakened once again and is moving towards battle. Angela discovers that her son, Chad is working with Joshua to finally kill his enemies and the plot thickens as General Taylor and the President learn just who the enemies have been all along. The giant will not be denied its victory and the President orders General Taylor to assist Joshua in his hunt. The climax of the story takes place in the Middle East and will totally amaze you because...there are no crimes beyond forgiveness.