The Cold Room by Karen Long


THE COLD ROOM BY KAREN LONG

Winter is settling on Toronto and a series of seemingly unconnected murders are weighing heavily on DI Eleanor Raven. When an army veteran holds his family hostage, leaving chaos and an unidentifiable skeletal human hand in his wake, Raven is left tangled in a web of leads, lies and secrets, with each thread leading her closer to the all too terrifying truth.

But with time running out, Raven needs to re-connect with her past life – the one she thought she’d finally escaped from – if she’s to find out who the killer is before they strike again . . .
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ABOUT KAREN LONG

Karen Long was born and raised in the English midlands, educated at Bangor University and taught English and Drama for fifteen years. During her teaching years she studied biology and neurology with the Open University and this interest in medicine, forensics and forensic psychology is reflected in her writing. She is an enthusiastic traveller and has spent time in Toronto, which became the backdrop and inspiration for The Safe Word.
She is a keen amateur naturalist with a deep and abiding love for the crow family. She has dedicated time, love and several fingers in an effort to rehabilitate crows, magpies, rooks and ravens.

Karen is happy to correspond with readers and can be contacted through her website KarenLongWriter.com, where she posts regular blogs.

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The Safe Word is Karen’s first novel and was an Amazon bestseller, later joined by the second in the Eleanor Raven series, The Vault.

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Fairy Tale in New York by Nicky Wells

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New York. A restaurant near Park Avenue. It’s early evening, and dusk is falling. So is the snow. Jude and Carrie are only killing time while they wait for their flight to London. They don’t know yet that their life will never be the same.

When rock star Jude gets stranded in New York with his family on Christmas Eve, he has no idea that he is setting in motion a chain of events that will turn their Christmas into the most magical one yet…

No good deed goes unpunished, or so it seems to Jude and Carrie on the morning of the twenty-fourth of December. The previous day, they gave up their London-bound flights to someone in crisis. And now, a spectacular whiteout is grounding all planes, and Jude, Carrie, and baby Maya are stuck far from home.

Tired, hungry, and just a little panicked, Jude loads his family into a cab and returns to their hotel. But there’s no room at the inn, and not even a platinum credit card will make a difference. Snow is falling heavily, and the family is facing a very bleak night indeed.

How do you celebrate Christmas with no place to stay, no food, and no presents? Join Jude, Carrie, Maya and a cast of colourful characters in this fairy tale story of Yuletide in New York.

Fairy Tale in New York is now available in Kindle and paperback editions from all Amazon domains, including: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com
Spirits Of Christmas by Nicky Wells

SpiritsChristmas_NW_Cover_500Spirits of Christmas: A Rock’n’Roll Christmas Carol

At one time, up-and-coming rock singer Jude had it all: a great band, a platinum record, a loving girlfriend. This Christmas, however, he is well down the road towards spontaneous self-destruction.

Unwitting at first, Jude has progressively alienated his band and driven away the love of his life. Tonight, the night before Christmas Eve, he has broken the final taboo during a disastrous gig. Yet Jude doesn’t see how badly his life has derailed, not until a ghostly procession of legends passes through his bedroom with a series of vivid and powerful wake-up calls.

Will the Spirits help Jude put the friendship, love, and rock music back into his Christmas?

Spirits of Christmas is a modern-day rock’n’roll adaption of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. This novella will enchant romance readers, rock lovers, fans of ghost stories, and everybody who adores the festive season.

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About Nicky Wells

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Ultimate rock chick author Nicky Wells writes romance with rock stars—because there’s no better romantic hero than a golden-voiced bad boy with a secret soft heart and a magical stage presence!

Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous romance with rock stars—imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity, you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and their leading ladies.

Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and regular contributor at Siren 107.3 FM with her own monthly show. Rock on!

Nicky’s books: Sophie’s Turn | Sophie’s Run | Sophie’s Encore | Spirits of Christmas
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Did you know? There’s a single out now by Nicky’s fictional rock band Tuscq come to life! “Love Me Better” is available for download from Amazon, iTunes and many other places.

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Deadly Lies by Chris Patchell

Deadly Lies Tour BannerHusband and wife stand on opposite sides of a divide created by lies and rooted in a dark and deadly past…

As a teenager, Jill Shannon fell victim to her stepfather’s cruel abuse. Now as an adult, Jill’s made it – she has a successful career and a solid, if not static, marriage to Detective Alex Shannon. Together they live out what seems to be a perfect life in Seattle.The vow she made as a teenager to never again be a victim lies dormant – until one day a reporter lures her to his hotel room under the pretense of an interview – and suddenly all of it comes rushing back. Jill seeks revenge on the reporter, triggering a series of events that leads Jill down a wormhole of retribution, forcing her to spin an ever-widening web of lies.

Meanwhile, Alex is pulled into a case of a series of murders that began as cyber relationships. There seems to be a familiar fingerprint on these crimes, but Alex refuses to believe the murderer could be someone close to him…

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About the Author

Chris Patchell grew up watching scary movies in rural Canada. Now, years later and after a successful high-tech career, Chris has turned her love for scary movies into a passion for writing deliciously dark suspense novels.

Life in the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest provides an excellent writing environment for Chris where she lives with her family and her slightly neurotic beagle.

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Heroes and Villains by Fiction Writers Group

WAIII_ebook_coverWe all wear masks.

Fiction Writers Group strikes again with Writers Anarchy III: Heroes & Villains, an action-packed anthology of truly epic proportions. What makes a hero? What makes a villain? Can good and evil really be separated so easily?

Travel from the distant past of epic poems to the high-tech futures of tomorrow as our contributors consider these questions, as well as external influences that mold and shape us into the heroes, or villains, that we become.

Writers Anarchy III: Heroes & Villains isn’t all about the latex, though the collection boasts stories like “The Rise and Fall of Red Brick and Humble Pie”, “The Truth About Tony”, “Hero Hazha”, “Birth of a Villain”, “Let Sirius into Fire Melt”, “The Matchmaker”, and “D.N.A.” for those seeking all things super.

Fall in with kidnappers, werewolves, ancient warriors, Egyptian gods, tooth fairies, and thieves. Animals and humans alike grace the pages of this wildly diverse anthology that blurs the line between right and wrong.

Which mask fits you?

The book is set to release Dec. 1st, but is already available for preorder on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats (http://amzn.com/0692230483)

America’s Addiction to Entitlements: Not What the Governed Meant by Eddie R. Dunlap CRNA, DNP

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Who’s Entitled to Entitlements?
Political Commentary Asks the Tough Questions
Is America becoming bogged down with entitlements? As political ideology heats up between conservatives and liberals battling for the will of the people, this important issue is now under the spotlight.
America’s Addiction to Entitlements: Not What the Governed Meant offers a look at what entitlements are doing to the country. Following in the footsteps of early philosophers, the founders of the United States forged a new governance model, where individual sovereignty and personal liberty enabled us a glimpse of our own potential if unabated by the tyranny and oppression of government.
The author believes that liberals have facilitated a slow decline from the heights of true freedom to a new level of slavery. Social programs with good intentions have led Americans into chronic dependency, destroying the independent character that was uniquely American. Can we regain our stature and defeat the entitlement mentality?
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AMERICA’S ADDICTION TO ENTITLEMENTS: NOT WHAT THE GOVERNED MEANT (ISBN: 978-1-61897-990-2) is now available for $10 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: http://sbpra.com/EddieRDunlap or at www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com.
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About the Author: Eddie R. Dunlap CRNA, DNP, is a native Texan and Army veteran holding undergraduate degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas Woman’s University; a graduate degree from the University of Buffalo; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Texas Christian University. An independent small businessman, he has practiced as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for almost 30 years. His interest turned political after serving two terms as president of the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists and on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He resides in Decatur, Texas, and practices in Wichita Falls, Texas.
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The Beauregarde Affair by Brian M. Talgo



Growing upside down in the Nineteen-Seventies
The Beauregarde Affair
Genre: Narritive non-fiction/memoir/humour
Author: Brian M. Talgo



A slice of life from a time gone by, a story of youthful folly, of stumbling cluelessly into the gaping maw of the age of Aquarius and living to tell the tail. Um, tale.
A transplanted Yankee longhair living in nineteen-seventy-something Atlanta, young Mr. T finds himself wrestling with naked commie roommates, toothless rednecks, flatulent dogs, .357 Magnum-toting silversmiths, Indian fox-spirits, conniving neighbors, hot Swedish blondes, rubber ape masks, freak snowstorms and basically the world at large.
Mr. T and his wastrel buddies inhabit a dilapidated Tudor on Morningside Drive, the best side of town. Blots on the landscape, they go about their idle hipster ways with slacker abandon. But there’s change in the wind and Beauregarde, a hognose snake with appetite issues, is headed their way. Beauregarde’s entrée into the wayward household heralds the impending collapse of the collective as well as the beginning of the end of a wild and crazy decade. For Mr. T it’s all turning into one big fat nasty hassle, a hassle that he is haplessly doing his best to avoid. Surrounded by the lunacy of his so-called friends, foes, neighbors and a Noah’s Ark of incarcerated animals, he’ll be lucky just to make it through the month.
Reading like a post-pubescent stateside Adrian Mole on shrooms, this is a ribald tale of hipster youth in 1970’s America, the way it really went down.

Publisher: Pfoxmoor Publishing, PfoxChase (Kindle: December 7, 2011, paperback: December 9, 2011)
 About the Author:
Born in Mississippi in 1954, Brian M. Talgo later grew up in Westchester County, a northern suburb of New York City.
 After wandering aimlessly about the US for several years, working mainly as a carpenter and stonemason, he relocated to Norway in 1981 after foolishly vowing to leave the country if a certain third rate actor became president. After many years abroad he has grown comfortable with his expat status.
The proverbial jack of all trades, Mr. Talgo eventually studied and nailed down a degree in ecology (University of Oslo) but shortly thereafter found himself wandering again, this time  down the path of information technology. He currently works as an IT engineer at the University of Oslo, Blindern, while gazing longingly out over the fjords, waiting for his longship to come in. In the meanwhile he writes to fill in the time.
The author presently lives in Oslo together with his wife, son, two cats and a seven-foot avocado tree. A daughter has wisely flown the coop. The Beauregarde Affair is his first major foray into the world of literature.


Diary Of A Small Fish by Pete Morin

Diary of a Small Fish:



When Paul Forte is indicted by a federal grand jury, everyone suspects prosecutor Bernard (don’t call him “Bernie”) Kilroy has more on his mind than justice. Then the FBI agent in charge of Paul’s case gives him a clue to the mystery: Kilroy is bent on settling an old family score, and he’s not above breaking the law to do it.

Paul is already dealing with the death of his parents and divorce from a woman he still loves. Now, with the support of an alluring grand juror, Paul must expose the vindictive prosecutor’s own corruption before the jury renders a verdict on his Osso Buco.

Author Bio:

Pete Morin has been a trial attorney, a politician, a bureaucrat, a lobbyist, and an astute witness of human behavior. He combines them all in his debut novel, Diary of a Small Fish, and his short story collection, Uneasy Living.

Pete’s short fiction has appeared in NEEDLE, A Magazine of Noir, Words With Jam, 100 Stories for Haiti, and Words to Music. He published many of them in a collection titled Uneasy Living, available in ebook.

When he is not writing crime fiction or legal mumbo jumbo, Pete plays blues guitar in Boston bars, enjoys food and wine with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two adult children, and on increasingly rare occasion, plays a round of golf. He lives in a money pit on the seacoast south of Boston, in an area once known as the Irish Riviera. 

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Pete is represented by Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency.