Polar Night by Julie Flanders

PN Cover When Detective Danny Fitzpatrick leaves his hometown of Chicago and moves to Fairbanks, Alaska he wants nothing more than to escape the violence and heartbreak that left his life in pieces. Numbed by alcohol and the frozen temperatures of an Alaskan winter, Danny is content with a dead-end job investigating Fairbanks’ cold cases. That all changes when a pretty blond woman goes missing on the winter solstice, and Danny stumbles upon some surprising connections between her disappearance and that of another Fairbanks woman three years earlier. Forced out of his lethargy, Danny sets out to both find the missing woman and solve his own cold case.

The investigation points Danny towards Aleksei Nechayev, the handsome and charming proprietor of an old asylum turned haunted tourist attraction in the Arctic town of Coldfoot. As he tries to find a link between Nechayev and his case, Danny’s instinct tells him that Nechayev is much more than what he seems.

 

Danny has no idea that Nechayev is hiding a secret that is much more horrifying than anything he could ever have imagined. As his obsession with finding the missing women grows, Danny finds his own life in danger. And when the truth is finally revealed, the world as he knows it will never be the same.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAuthor Bio: Julie Flanders is a librarian and a freelance writer who has written for both online and print publications. She is an avid animal lover and shares her home in Cincinnati, Ohio with her dog and cat. Her debut novel Polar Night, a suspense thriller with a supernatural twist, is now available from Ink Smith Publishing at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Find Julie online at her blog, and on Twitter, Goodreads, and Facebook.

The Seventh Bull by Gordon Rothwell


Robert Dunne, a once respected journalist, is now a drunken hanger-on following a famous bullfighter on tour. Paco Garcia’s fans call him “The Matador Who Can’t Be Killed.” Robert hopes to get on the bestseller list with a book that will reveal the mystery of Paco’s ability to avoid “death in the afternoon.  In Tijuana, Paco fires his beautiful agent, Dolores, despite her warnings.  In a dramatic bullfight, Paco cheats death yet again and thrills the crowd.  But at a party after the fight, the matador drunkenly falls off a high diving board and breaks his neck.  Robert suspects foul play by the agent.  When he confronts Dolores, she seduces him with promises of fame—but is he willing to pay the price?
REVIEW ON AMAZON:
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding! March 19, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This exotic story draws us into the glamorous, yet dark and dangerous world of the Matador. The author’s experience as a sports writer, and his fascination with the bull ring brings a chilling authenticity to the story only he could write. The Seventh Bull plays out in front of your eyes. Even though this is a short story, it would make a classic movie. A dark exposé dripping in glamour and gore. Spellbinding.

Wendy Laharnar
author-The Unhewn Stone 

PURCHASE LINK INFORMATION:
“The Seventh Bull” is available at the MuseItUp Bookstore.  Http://tinyurl.com/bnb4dh8
 Or at Barnes and Noble:  http://tinyurl.com/bql85t
 It is also available at:  Smashwords,  KOBOBooks, Omnilit and Bookstrand.

WHERE MR. ROTHWELL CAN BE REACHED:
Gordon Rothwell’s blog address is:  http://olddognewtricksblog.wordpress.com
His Twitter address is: Gordon_Rothwell
E-mail:  ghrothwell@msn.com
  

Author biography:

 

Gordon Rothwell was born in Seattle and got a BA in Journalism from the University of Washington. As an advertising copywriter—one of the original Mad Men— he wrote material for over 100 major firms in California, including PR for the Apollo lunar space program. He received numerous awards including a CLIO (the Oscar of advertising).

He’s also a sportswriter and screenwriter, and many of his screenplays have won and been finalists in the Motion Picture Academy’s Nicholl, Acclaim, Chesterfield, Hollywood Symposium, and FADE IN competitions. He’s published articles and stories in numerous men’s magazines as well as youth-oriented publications like BOY’S LIFE.

He enjoys the fanciful and macabre on screen and in books. Gordon now lives in the shadow of Mt. Shasta, surrounded by a loving family and one sweet pit bull named “Dreamer.”  Mr. Rothwell’s blog address is “olddognewtricksblog.wordpress.com.”  And he can be contacted as “Gordon_Rothwell” on Twitter, and “Gordon Rothwell on LinkedIn and Facebook.

All For Love by Ann Swann

Liz falls in love with Quinn the moment they meet in college.  He professes to love her, too.  She begins to think about the future, but his past rips them apart.  What Liz does next impacts the rest of their lives, but she feels it is the only way… she does it all for love.
Released August 23, 2012
5 Prince Publishing www.5Princebooks.com
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Twitter: @ann_swann
AUTHOR BIO:
Ann lives in West Texas with her handsome hubby and three rescue pets.  All For Love is Ann’s first Contemporary Romance novel.  She is the author of the Middle Grade/Young Adult books: The Phantom Pilot, and The Phantom Student.  She is hard at work on Book Three, The Phantom of Crybaby Bridge.  Though published by a small press, The Phantom Series is currently available only through the author. 

All For Love
“The man of her dreams may be the worst thing that ever happened to her.”

All For Love
Reviews:
 “I started and finished this book in less than a day. It was impossible to put down. This book isn’t a fairytale romance, with a prince or even a “happily-ever-after”(although, the ending was great); this book is about real-life romance, one in which people get hurt, deeply hurt, and need to decide whether that person is still the one for them.” Carolyn Arnold ★★★★★
Ann Swann has done it again! I found myself on the edge of my seat hurrying along to see what was going to happen next once again. Ann has such a wonderful writing style it made me feel I was right there alongside Liz in that little West Texas town. Anxiously awaiting more works from Ann!”
Tara Anderson ★★★★★
“At first glance, this book is a romance. And a romance it is … a romance of the most true-to-life kind. Instead of getting Prince Charming who can do no wrong, in ALL FOR LOVE, you have Quinn, the flawed, loveable hero who — through being himself — not only steals Liz’s heart, but changes her life …”
Serena Rodriguez ★★★★★
Excerpt ~ The volleyball game where Liz and Quinn first meet:
            We were on our last game when Carol came up to serve.  She hit a nice one but José got to it and gulped a mouthful of sand to set it up for Boyd who spotted it for Greg to come in and spike.  Everyone could see it was going to crash right at my feet, but there was no way I could get to it; I was half a step away when a lean figure in cutoffs dashed through the middle of the game and dove directly in front of me.
            Wild brown hair all tangled up in the setting sun, he flipped the ball onto my waiting hands as if by magic.  His grin was electric.  It lit up the gloaming as if he’d swallowed the sun.  Without a sound, he twisted like a fish escaping the hook and raced around the corner just as some chick with a water balloon appeared on the horizon between the dorms.
            “No fair!” Greg cried as I set the ball for Ronnie.
            She got it in their weak spot near the back corner—she was good at that—the back left corner was Boyd’s territory.  He came charging under the net on the pretense of anger, and tackled her in the bed-soft sand thus effectively ending the game.
            At that, we all flopped down, exhausted.  I looked around for the smiling boy who’d saved my game, but he was nowhere to be seen. 
            “Who was that?” I asked the group at large.
            Boyd cocked an eyebrow at me.  “Quinn Rose,” he said.  “Math major, I think.”  Our school was small, a branch of The University of Texas.  Everyone knew someone who knew everyone else.  It was like six-degrees of separation on steroids.
            Carol grunted affirmation.  “Chick chasing him was Delilah, his girlfriend.”
            I nodded as if it were really no big deal, but Ronnie’s radar had been alerted by something in the tone of my voice.
            “Want me to pass him a note at recess?” Her voice was so coy I wanted to throttle her.  Instead, I hopped up, brushed the sand from my shorts, and started toward the dorm.  Carol jumped up to accompany me. 
            “Pizza?” Greg called.
            Carol and I turned at the same time.  She looked at me and I looked at her.  “Sure,” we said in unison.
            That night, after pizza and beer with Greg and José, Carol and I went for a stroll on the quad.  I loved the splashing refrains of the fountains in the brick courtyard.  It was the best place for smoking—back then, you could smoke damn near anywhere.
            “He likes you,” Carol said quietly.
            “Greg?” My voice was deep because I’d just inhaled.
            “José.”  She didn’t look at me so I couldn’t judge whether she was serious or facetious.   “Greg too, I think.”
            I stopped walking.  I thought we were all just friends.  Romantic entanglements were not something I wanted with either of these guys.
            “Nah,” I tried to keep it light.  “We’re all just buds.  Ronnie’s the one every guy fantasizes about.”  After I’d said it, I felt kind of small.  Maybe I was a tiny bit jealous of our roommate; after all, she was tall and slim with long smooth red hair. Compared to my average, stocky body, and wavy brown locks, she was a supermodel.  I didn’t really care that all the guys zeroed in on Ronnie, though.  I was so timid I much preferred the background.  I was really surprised Carol thought the two guys had even noticed me.
            I mulled it over later that night while I lay in my narrow, dorm-sized bed, but when I finally dozed off, it was with another name in my head: Quinn Rose.  His face was in shadow, twisted away from me toward the lights that limned the sand-court, but his crazy hair was lit from underneath, and his smile was everywhere.

Vampire Dolls: The Legend of Adocinda by L M Boelz

Vampire Dolls: The Legend of Adocinda


Everyone knows vampires cannot enter your home unless you invite them. But dolls are welcome in any home. Dolls are harmless toys for innocent children.
A lone vampire hunter witnesses an ancient ritual that moves the evil spirit of a murdered vampire, into a Victorian doll.

Adocinda, spurred on by her drive to subjugate humans and rebuild her vampire clan, now inhabits a new body. No one suspects the evil within the beautiful doll.  

The police have no clues. In fact, they have more questions than answers. They need to stop this bloody killing spree. Families all over town are being murdered in their beds, seemingly while they sleep. 

Alden fears he knows the truth, but even the hunters do not believe what he tells them. By the time they realize the truth, it could be too late. Alden, Jack, and the other hunters, are now in a fight for their lives.
Because… a beautiful doll is welcome in any home.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/244027 for all other e-reader’s and pc’s

Author Bio


L M Boelz a proud mother of two children and three grandchildren has had a fascination with legends and stories told around campfires since she can remember. She was always the first one to jump up and offer a chilling tale of what is really hiding in the shadows. After being asked by several people if she ever planned on writing a book; she decided to follow her passion and write down some of her stories.  Lin decided the best place to start was with one of her worst fears as a child. No matter what her parents said, she was sure there was something hiding under the bed.  Lin relates the authors havening the biggest influence on her writing to be; Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, and Sir Arthur Konan Doyle. The shows that influenced her most were; Th Twilight Zone, Outer limits and The Night Gallery.  When asked what she believed made a good story she related that she believes to keep a book interesting you have to have just the right amount of plot twist. As a reader she likes to be surprised when something unexpected happens. Lin’s favorite way to end a campfire tales is to ask; ‘Have you ever ask yourself, what if it is not just a story?’

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Imperfect Weapon by A B Potts


The universe contains an infinite diversity of sentient life forms. The Sallows intend to rectify this. Genocide is their business, slaughter and mass destruction their entertainment. Constantly engineering and evolving their vast army of androids, they are developing their ultimate Warrior—the Destroyer Series Mark-I (Espion). A blend of blood and machine, this new prototype looks humanoid but is driven by software and programming. It processes data and is ruthless in its pursuits. Trained as a Warrior and programmed as a spy, it will walk amongst the alien species, infiltrate and destroy. There’s just one problem. Their prototype is just a kid—and like any other kid, he’s got a bit of an attitude problem.
    As Kylem reaches adolescence, he begins to question his Sallow masters. From the prisoners onboard the DaerkStar, he is learning about humanity and begins to realise that he’s just a bit too human to be either an android or a Sallow. Suddenly, he is unsure who or what he is, and there’s worse to come.
    The Sallow Empire is at the dawn of a new era, with Sallows plotting against each other for ultimate control over the Empire. Caught up in the conflict, Kylem is oblivious to the role he is to play in their plans and, unbeknownst to them all, the major part he is to play in changing the fortunes of the Empire forever!

PURCHASE:
eBook: ISBN 978-1-465-92237-3
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-781-76425-1
AUTHOR BIO


Born in the 1960’s Ab was considered an academic child but was more likely to be found daydreaming than studying. The daughter of a publican, she was left to her own devices of an evening so the TV played an important part in her childhood. Documentaries, films and dramas alike fuelled her imagination, from ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ to ‘The Man from UNCLE’, ‘Tomorrow’s World’ to James Bond, each only served to encourage her already vivid imagination and enquiring mind.
    “From the age of five, I would go to sleep at night and dream a new adventure. The dreams were always vivid and the stories were wild and wonderful. TV and life experiences fuelled them and perhaps that is why I was never a believer in happy-ever-afters. Even as a child, I questioned that closing sentence at the end of every story. My favourite faerie tale was Cinderella, but I always wondered what happened after the wedding. I just couldn’t accept the concept that they married and that was it; that life went perfectly for them from that day on until their deaths. My mind was plagued by questions like, did they stay happy, did they have children or was she barren? Was Prince Charming really that charming? Did he stay faithful or did he abandon Cinderella for a younger woman? If they had children, were they perfect or did one get in with the wrong crowd and end up with a criminal record? 
      “I was about tens old when I asked my mother some of those questions and told her about my stories. I can’t remember the exact response but I did learn one thing. That, for the time being at least, I should keep such things to myself.”
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Please Stay By Denise Kim Wy


Eighteen year old Kym dreamed of becoming a product designer while Ethan had long wanted to become a writer. They were good friends and life was simple back then, until they reached the stage where one discovers what love is and how awkward it is if that so-called “love” is geared towards your best friend.

Seven years have passed, and as far as Kym is concerned, Ethan is happily dating her best friend Michelle. They haven’t seen each other ever since the night Ethan asked her the question that haunted her dreams as she left Northridge. Now, fate decides to bring them together, bringing back bitter sweet memories as they visit the places that witnessed their evolution from childhood friends to awkward teens dealing with love, peer pressure and entering the real world. As the day draws to an end, the question remains, has Ethan already moved on or is he still waiting for Kym’s real answer to his question?

Please Stay is a young adult romance novel filled the awkwardness of young love, regrets and a surprise twist in the end.

AUTHOR BIO:
Denise Kim Wy is an Industrial Designer who is also an aspiring New York Times Bestselling author. Her favorite authors include Stephen Chbosky, Jane Austen and John Green, though she prefers reading tearjerking novels. She is also a sucker for English period dramas and well designed furniture.
You can reach her through
BLOG: denisewy.blogspot.com
EMAIL: denwy8@gmail.com
TWITTER: @denisewy
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Fracture by Virginia McKevitt

 Tegrin is the king’s most trusted assassin. His loyalty is unmatched, so when he is asked to go on a journey to a place he has never been, he does so without question. 
He is sent to a world he has only read about in books, to find and return the fleeing Couton, an ancient clan of women who feed off the memories of others. His goal is to get in and out before he or his prey are discovered in a world they don’t belong. 
Fate, however has a different plan for Tegrin. He encounters Kristina, a young woman whose parents were brutally murdered by the Couton.
Headstrong and set on revenge for the murder of her parents, she runs a collision course with a man who will lead her to discover she is more than meets the eye in both worlds.
PURCHASE::
Author Bio: Virginia McKevitt lives in the mountains of North Georgia with her husband, a lazy cat and a hyper Border Collie. Hurricane Katrina pushed her from her home on the Gulf Coast and into the stories she loved to write about. Her fantasies lay stacked away patiently waiting for her to return.The call to paper and then to life has created the first in a series of stories she is sure will captivate anyone who is looking for an adventure they can ride until the end