This surely has to be a first? Crime fiction about an undercover cop written by a former undercover cop! From author, Stephen Bentley, comes a fictional undercover cop, Steve Regan, following on the success of his true crime undercover cop memoir ‘Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story.’ Steve Regan, undercover detective, is tempted by the riches of drug smuggling so he can be free of debt, police bureaucracy, and help a loved one. He wonders whether he can go ‘rogue’ and cross the line. Regan gets involved in one deal with a Miami-based drug lord. But is everyone who they say they are? Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment, from a writer who knows how to suck you into a story.
Born in South-East London, I was a power cut baby of the early 70s. I’d wanted to write stories ever since I read ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King and Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews when I was around 11 years old, but life had other ideas for me. Circumstances led me to leave school when I turned 15 to start labouring and painting. I remained in the construction industry for many years after, learning various trades. Writing looked as though it had become one of those faded dreams that would fail to materialise, but like many thoughts planted in our minds by our younger selves, it never went away. It was a long ride and wait with plenty of obstacles to overcome along the way. My debut novel took me two and a half years of writing, rewriting, and editing. I hope you’ll join me on a journey that will lead wherever my mind decides to take us.
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I’ve been writing for years, before I even had any dreams of somehow publishing books. I probably have more ideas than I can ever put to paper (I calculated, it would take longer than my lifetime). I love writing science fiction, fantasy, light-hearted mysteries, and sometimes things that are a little of each. I have parallel dimensions (In Dreams), dark forests permeated by magical creatures and a world where death isn’t an immediate end (Grace), and “fake” magicians just hiding in plain sight (Cameras Tell No Lies). The stories and their characters are usually a little bit weird, a little bit dark, and a little bit hopeful, and anyone who can relate to that probably will find a kindred spirit somewhere in those pages.
My books tend to have a mixture of drama, suspense, action, and humour revolving around family dynamics between fathers and sons, uncles and nephews, and brothers. It just seems to be part of my DNA. lol All of my stories are also clean reads. I love to write strong characters—male or female, young or old—each with an undeniably vulnerable side and hidden insecurities. I don’t believe a book can have suspense and action without at least some violence but it’s all in how that violence is described; I strive to write drama without ‘melo’; and my humour contains a lot of dry wit but it’s owned within the story in that one or more character usually rolls his/her eyes or the character doling out said wit acknowledges their atypical sense of humour quite readily. I sometimes write romance but it’s typically a subplot as opposed to a genre.
The first book of The Toby Garrison Chronicles, Pride Be Damned, is currently available for free on Smashwords and most other major online retailers!
Hiding in Third Person
Hiding in Third Person is a story within a story. A mental patient tells a wild story of two boys running from a killer. The boys take refuge at an abandoned military facility in the Central Jersey Pine Barrens. The patient’s story ends in a bloody showdown, and the disappearance of one of the boys.
Doctors do not take the man’s story seriously. One orderly is compelled to prove the story true, even though to do so will put him in harm’s way.
Bio: After retiring from the military, I became a high school teacher. The two main characters in the patient’s story are loosely based on several boys I have taught over the years.
The Colonel and the Bee is an exciting coming of age/adventure story in which a peculiar explorer and downtrodden acrobat travel the globe on a building-sized hot air balloon, racing against a menagerie of deadly treasure hunters to solve a riddle and locate the precious artifact it promises. Around the World in Eighty Days meets Wizard of Oz, or as one reviewer put it, “Lara Croft, steampunk style.”
Angel M.B. Chadwick
Angel M.B. Chadwick is currently writing the sequel to the “Weeping Well” series, titled “Weeping Well: Shards to the Grave.” She’s also writing a twelve book cozy mysteries series, numerous plays, novels, short stories, among her other literary works, business ideas and inventions all while raising her ten year old son. She’s a multi-genre author who likes mixing genres in her works. She is also an inventor of business ideas. She has traveled all over the world starting in her teens and hopes to do it again soon. She currently lives in Mississippi, in a quaint little house on the corner, in a quiet neighborhood in the city, where she is constantly and relentlessly plagued by inspiration.
Rita Lee Chapman
Missing at Sea
Book 2 in the Anna Davies Mystery Series
Three years on from Egypt, Anna Davies embarks on her first cruise with best friend Sandra. A few days into the holiday they are woken by three blasts from the ship’s foghorn, indicating that someone has fallen overboard. A woman is lost at sea; the ship turns around to search for her, but she has disappeared into the night.
Was it suicide? Did she lose her balance and fall – or was there foul play involved? Did her husband push her? Would anyone be able to prove whether this was murder or an unfortunate accident?
What a perfect place to stage a murder!
Large Print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1544735111/
C. Craig Coleman
C. Craig Coleman grew up in the small Eastern North Carolina town of Kinston in the golden age of youth. Back then, kids dashed out the door on Saturday morning, took to bicycles, and explored the world around them unrestrained, only returning home for dinner in the late afternoon. He scampered over fields and swampy low grounds, investigating and collecting anything that moved and half the flora he came across. That gave him the knowledge of the natural world that backgrounds histories. He attended college at the University of North Carolina atChapel Hill and graduated with a BA degree in Ancient and European history. He served his country in the Vietnam War, repairing the display computers on the Air Force’s F111D aircraft, though not in the Vietnam theater. Then he audited agriculture courses at North Carolina StateUniversity for a year before returning to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a Masters of BusinessAdministration. A long career in the textile industry ended with a company buyout in the imploding industry. Finding himself looking’outside the box’ for future options, a seed suggestion to write down some stories, planted by a professor of literature in his youth, germinated. He decided to write a fantasy story, with no inkling it would lead on to the greatest adventure of his life. With the success of his six-book Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire epic fantasy series, Coleman decided to expand his writing repertoire and begins here with TheRattling Crate.
I am a retired teacher/administrator who is now able to pursue her dream of writing a work of fiction worthy of being read for enjoyment. I have currently completed my first novel, DEATH BY STUPIDITY, available at Smashwords.com and Amazon.com in both eBook and paperback. In short it’s about three guys, three deaths, and the cop that is in pursuit. I am so excited and proud to have actually accomplished this feat. My hope is that it will sell and the people who bought it will feel they entertained. I am now writing a second book called TEACHER ONCE REMOVED that I hope will be complete by the end of March. It is succinctly about a first year teacher a student has targeted to abuse.
A secret hidden for years is revealed when Laura is found at the scene of a murder. Charged and taken into custody, she is found to be insane and admitted into the psychiatric ward of a local hospital. Dr. Marshall being an expert in her field, knows she will get Laura to confess. When she fails, her only option is to call in an hypnotist. Through hypnosis, they find out what is going on in Laura’s mind and trace back to the day that changed her life forever. She is tortured by a spirit she claims took over her mind and body. Dr. Marshall doesn’t believe her at first but Ms. Brown convinces her that Laura must be telling the truth after listening to her stories while under hypnosis. Now it is their job to either help Laura rid herself of her demons or is she the real murderer? Is she uncontrollable and should she be put away forever?
Blair Denholm is a freelance writer and translator who has lived in Moscow, New York, Munich, Abu Dhabi and Australia. He has written content for commercial websites and done corporate voice-over work in English and Russian. His first novel in the Gary Braswell series, SOLD, was released by Clan Destine Press in November 2017 and is getting rave reviews. He is also working on a murder mystery based on a real event that occurred in Moscow in the late 1980s.
am an author, blogger and PA/PR. My books are paranormal/thrillers or mystery/suspense. The Owl of the Sipan Lord won first place for the cover in AuthorsDB and Midnight Owl (A Joe Leverette Mystery, Book 1) won first place in Writers After Dark Chapter competition. I am co-owner of Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions where we promote authors and their books.
David Allen Edmonds
Joe Lehrer is grieving the death of his wife in an automobile accident, and at the same time blaming himself for it. He manages to keep his life together and return to his job as a teacher, but is rocked again by the suspicious death of a student.
With the help of his colleagues and his own dubious faith, Joe puts aside his sorrow and investigates the connections between the two deaths. He finds the truth, but also a secret, a deadly conspiracy leading from suburban Stradford to the Governor’s Mansion. Now he must decide whether compromising his own values by descending to the level of the guilty is worth the pursuit of justice.
My name is Katie Epstein, and I’m an author of urban fantasy, fantasy and paranormal romance novels, waiting for the day that the mythical becomes real once more! Death Be Blue is the first book in the Terra Vane series that follows the story of Enforcer Field Agent, Terra Vane, who is a psychic and the only human on a force full of shifters. Determined to be seen as their equal, Terra throws herself into each case that crosses her path alongside her wolf-shifter partner, Kaleb Cipher. In Death Be Blue, they follow the case of a serial killer that opens a whole can of worms leading to corruption and a blue pill that has hit the streets again. Hopefully, between Terra’s psychic visions and Kaleb’s street smarts, they can find out who is behind all of this before it’s too late.
Death Be Charmed, book two in the series, is out now. It continues on from book one but where Terra has to go undercover in Darkwood where the vampires live.
New author with a book entitled, “The Jewish FBI Agent.) A mystery about an art theft, the trail to recover the painting, and the capture of a fugitive Nazi and his cache of Nazi stolen art.
“What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of award-winning books including The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam literary historical fantasy series and several thrillers, she also penned Fantasy/Science Fiction and Mystery Mini Short Reads and contributed short stories to popular fantasy anthologies. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats … and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at http://devorahfox.com.
Gerald G. Griffin
The GODS OF WINTER is a story easing into a love/mystery in the grips of the surreal. Narrated by the protagonist, Bob Daniels, the reader is enticed to follow his intriguing misadventures thwarting him at every step in realizing his dream , including an eerie warning of coming doom for him by his dad. But undaunted, Bob overcomes his adversities, though at a haunting price, and receives his PhD in psychology Then Bob has a fate-altering date with the beautiful, lively, full-of-life Gloria Hopkins. They quickly fall in love, and for a time they live, love and laugh together, enjoying the wonders of life. Then, inexplicably, Gloria begins having peculiar health problems. They land her in the hospital, where a mysterious turn of events puts her life in serious jeopardy, both her and Bob facing relentless tragedy. Gloria dies, throwing Bob into incurable madness. How he recovers is something to behold.
The video book trailer for THE GODS OF WINTER is https://youtu.be/-5sqL8YGExo The direct link for ordering THE GODS OF WINTER is https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946540102/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508282608&sr=8-1&ke URL https://amazon.com/author/geraldgriffin
A Spark of Justice: A Circus Mystery
by J.D. Hawkins
Look behind the scenes at the circus and see if YOU can solve the mystery of who killed the lion tamer!
The Great Rollo had enemies and dirty family secrets. Investigator John Nieves enters the surreal world of the circus, determined to learn if the lion tamer’s death was an accident or foul play, but a series of mishaps suggests that the Cirkys are desperately trying to hide the truth. In his struggle to overcome a childhood fear of clowns and to come to grips with his own search for his Latino identity in a hostile world, even attempts on Nieves’ life cannot thwart him from his obsession to learn who killed the lion tamer.
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Kelley Kaye is the pen name of Kelley Bowles Gusich. Kelley taught high school English and Drama for twenty years in Colorado and California, but a 1994 MS diagnosis has (circuitously) brought her, finally, to the life of writer and mother, both occupations she adores, and both of which were dreamed of clear back at stories surrounding her Barbie and Ken. Death by Diploma is her debut cozy mystery, first in the Chalkboard Outlines series.
She has two wonderful and funny sons, and an amazing husband who cooks for her. She lives in Southern California.
I’m a Magna Cum Laude Walden college graduate, a Russian immigrant to the US in ’94, and a fiction writer. My book is about a high school teacher who is haunted by confusing, and at times frightening visions after moving with husband and teenage son to Boston, as result of winning a lottery. A surprise meeting with a strange man at a coffee shop raises questions in her head, which a boy in her English class seems to have answers for. As they get to know each other, can the boy have the answers for the woman, and vice versa?
Dale E. Lehman
Dale E. Lehman is a veteran software developer, writer, amateur astronomer, and bonsai artist in training. He is the author of the Howard County Mysteries series (“The Fibonacci Murders,” “True Death,” and “Ice on the Bay”). His writing has also appeared in “Sky & Telescope” and in a couple of software development journals. With his wife Kathleen he owns and operates One Voice Press and Serpent Cliff. They have five children, five grandchildren, and two feisty cats. He is currently at work on a science fiction/humor novel, a crime/humor novel, and HCM #4.
Dale’s Howard County Mystery novels are available in print, epub, and Kindle editions at http://serpentcliff.com/authors/dalelehman, in Kindle editions at Amazon.com, and in print and epub editions at BarnesAndNoble.com. “Ice on the Bay,” was co-authored by his wife Kathleen, who will be co-authoring HCM #4, too.
Michelle E. Lowe
I’m a Georgia born native who spent most my life near the Atlanta area before pulling up stakes and moving clear across the country with husband, Ben, and our two daughters. History piques my interests, especially European history. I’m a big nerd at heart. I love reading science-fiction and fantasy stories, and I enjoy old B horror films. I also get a kick out of playing classic Atari video games and I do oil painting as a hobby. My works included The Warning, Atlantic Pyramid, Cherished Thief, Legacy, and Legacy-The Reunion, children’s books, Poe’s Haunted House Tour, and the three-part adventure children’s series, The Hex Hunt. Currently, I’m working on my next series, The Age of the Machine.
Blurb: A thief, a lover and a toymaker; drawn together by fate, unlikely champions against a powerful and remorseless enemy. When not fighting each other, they must confront a powerful lord and end his plan to unleash global violence. No problem. But behind the scenes, the immortal trickster is manipulating men like puppets, changing history for his own amusement. And as an ancient plan is set into motion, the trio are faced with events they do not understand and may not survive.
P. Wesley Lundburg
P. Wesley Lundburg has been an Alaska Charter Boat Captain, Coast Guardsman, and college English professor. Wes holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Literature. He works full-time in higher education and writes in his spare time, publishing creative essays, short stories, and academic papers. His greatest joy is writing fiction, however, and he has now moved from short stories to writing novels.
Wes has lived all over the U.S. His novels are set in two places he knows very well: San Diego, where he grew up, and Alaska, where he lived more than 17 years of his life. He ran a fishing charter company in Alaska and spent a lot of time in the Alaska Wilderness. Wes now lives on Long Island, New York, with his wife, five kids, very small dog, and a smattering of wild bunnies that hide and dart around his back yard.
Blurb: A senator’s son is found dead in his bed, with a look of extreme agony on his face and strange tattoos all over his body. Enter Felix the Fox: neither a traditional detective nor a traditional magician – but something in between.
This is a story of Togas, Daggers and Magic – for lovers of Murder Mysteries, Ancient Rome and Urban Fantasy.
Bio: Assaph has had his nose in a book since he was five, and had to yell at the librarian that he can read already so he could get a card. With a rather diverse taste in reading – from fantasy to philosophy, from ancient times to the far future – his first novel Murder In Absentia is an “historically-themed urban high-fantasy hardboiled murder mystery, with just a dash of horror”.
Assaph now lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife Julia, four kids and two cats. By day he is a software product manager, bridging the gap between developers and users, and by night he’s writing – he seems to do his best writing after midnight.
Gamekeeper Turned Poacher is a debut British crime thriller with a twist. The murder is a former detective who intends staying one step ahead by using his unique insight into police procedures. However, in DCI Stella Johnson he meets his match in this classic tale of cat and mouse. All the reviews so far have been 5 stars with readers explaining how they couldn’t put the book down, thanks to the tension and identifiable characters. Gamekeeper Turned Poacher marks the first novel for this hugely promising author.
William B. Naylor (Will)
As a younger man, Will lived in Sri Lanka, the Maldive Islands, (Indian Ocean) and in Surinam and French Guiana (South America). This led to his completing a B.A. in Sociology/ Anthropology upon his return to Canada. At present, he calls Eskasoni, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia home. He thrives with his wife Francine, (his ideal first reader) serves as a tutor and group facilitator, writes and spends as much time as he can with his grandchildren who also appreciate the value of a tale well told.
Who Got the Meat Came Off Them Bones?
Do you like riddles? Ones that pit will against skill? Looking for an off-beat ‘said the Spider-to-the-Fly’ tale? One peppered with colorful characters and more twists than a ram’s horn? Featuring a family that jealously guards its ugly secrets while enjoying the protection of a community that simply doesn’t want to know. Can any of us be as dumb as all of us? Welcome to Millicent’s mirrored palace of crazy wisdom.
See also – My ‘Flash’ Abcedery, A Sampler of the Wit, Wisdom and Waggery of William B. Naylor, Concisely Conveyed in 26 Fifty-five Word Stories. Please Note: Flash fiction is not to everyone’s taste. If you haven’t read or tried haiku you may not like the conciseness and brief beauty of Flash. and Things That I Carry “Things That I Carry” is a wide ranging collection of 55 previously unpublished flash fiction tales each comprised of 55 carefully selected words.
I started writing fiction one day when I was sick of my PhD. Friends told me they likes my stories, so I am sharing them with the world! So far I have tackled Australian legends.
If anyone is interested in reading early copies of books for review/to give me feedback, please let me know.
New Yorker Erica “Ricki” Fontaine’s n’er-do-well uncle has dropped dead and left her a dive bar in a small Ohio River town. With a lousy apartment, less-than-promising job prospects, and even worse romantic ones, the inheritance comes at just the right time. Ricki packs up her cat and heads for the Buckeye State. Now she’s trying to change the Top Shelf from a bar known for its Friday night fights into the kind of drinking establishment where you can bring your granny. But finding her ex-husband dead on a barstool at opening time one morning just might put a kink in those plans.
Melissa Willis Sell
I am a novelist born and raised in the Derby City of Kentucky. I am a mother of four, wife and major Doctor Who fan. Major fan. Okay, I’m an obsessed Whovian and major nerd for the sci-fi world. Don’t judge 🙂 . Peace, love and reading!
The Chronicles of Fey Trilogy
Two sisters embark on a road trip that will lead them to a destiny they never knew existed. A royal heritage they never imagined and an ancient prophecy that could lead to their demise.
Novelist, Ann Montgomery, uncovers a sinister plot that leads her to a secluded island. An island owned by a madman who will stop at nothing to get his next murderous story.
B P Senapati
The revenge of Gandhi’s follower
Nobody is going to remember your mark, people only remember your work.
Without innovation mark is meaningless, without creativity knowledge has no value, without vision and goal a man is nothing more than a dead body .
Only human can innovative things, discover something, write a book, and create marvelous paintings. By a business idea can give employment to thousands of employee. Try to create or innovative something, if you get success then it’s great. If you become a failure then what’s the big deal?
It’s thought of Vijay, he was a man with different thought, he had every symptom of a great man, still he lived with his mediocre dreams to get a job and then marry his childhood sweetheart. After few years of job experience wanted to establish his own business like millions of other, but fate had some different plans. Our corrupt system forced him to enter into the dirty game of politics. He gained power to avenge his antagonists, but being a Gandhian, his strategy was something unusual . . . his revenge wasn’t ordinary…
Devil’s Run is the 12th in a series of stand-alone mystery/suspense novels. The setting is the contemporary Missouri Ozarks. Deputy Richard Carter, his cynical partner Ron Guidry, and rookie Kit Kittredge (the lone female deputy in the department) investigate a series of murders by arson and uncover something not just criminal, but unholy (in a figurative sense).
Longtime detective Stanford Carter and his wife, forensic scientist Jill Seacrest, have always felt one was the yin to the other’s yang. Carter is formal, logical, detached and incredibly reserved. As team leader, he displays an unflagging commitment to duty, a keen sense of logic and strategy, and the poker face of a true champion. Despite his ardent desire to learn the secrets of the universe and its plan for us all, the introspective student of Zen demonstrates an extraordinary inability to understand himself or anyone else. Seacrest, on the other hand, is a scientific steamroller, often intimidating even the most seasoned veteran agents. Possessing a strong and fiery personality, her determination to find the truth often clashes with a quick and sarcastic wit, a fiery personality, and the tendency to leap before she looks. Together, they’ve made the tough decision to leave their home town of Boston to move to the Big Apple, where they have accepted new positions with the F.B.I. to help solve a string of murders. When Shania Deeprose joins the team, the overly enthusiastic, down-to-earth rookie from Alabama provides a spark that forges the immediate and unbreakable bonds of heart, mind, and courage. In this stand-alone mystery/thriller the team must break the biggest case of their careers while confronting personal and social truths that change them forever. Will they be able to expose a secret so old and far reaching that it has already begun to impact the very fabric of society? Gary Starta is a former journalist who studied English and Journalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
As an independent author, to date I have published four stand-alone novels plus the first four volumes in an evolving saga, where readers are invited to contact me and suggest possible plot lines for their favourite characters. I am currently working on the fifth volume in the series, part of which was suggested by one of my readers! Hoping to hear from more of you soon 🙂
Howard D Weiner
Howard Weiner is a recent addition to the literary genre of fiction. Writing mysteries, thrillers, crimes—with a touch of romance—an approach described by one reader as “one bubble off.” Many authors sharing the genre have characters whose fortune is determined by others. They literally have dodged the bullet that otherwise would have killed them. Weiner’s characters make their own fortune—good or bad—and they live with the results. Weiner’s own experiences are blessed with no small number of noteworthy characters and events. He brings these slightly off-kilter individuals to life, complete with their own stories and dramas. Like the child prodigy in his first novel, “It Is Las Vegas After All”, who comes to the starting edge of adulthood and then loses the approval of his doting parents, the sponsorship of one of America’s great institutions of higher education, and gains the enmity of his girlfriend’s father—an international arms dealer—to become a home-grown terrorist operating on U.S. soil. A survivor of rich, nuanced bureaucracies in the public and private sector, Weiner writes about characters whose career choices and decisions are morally questionable. A student of personal behavior in complex circumstances, Weiner brings these often cringe-worthy characters to life. Some are amoral, others immoral in a narrow slice of their lives, yet they otherwise look and act like people we all know from work or even childhood. Like one of the female leads in his novel, “Serendipity Opportunity”, an out-of-the-box thinker who flunks most of life’s basic relationship tests, yet she is someone you never want pursuing you in the cause of justice. There’s a former foreign security official who uses his protected status as a witness for federal prosecutors to provide cover for his own mayhem and murder in Weiner’s third novel, “Bad Money”. Many of Weiner’s stories are born out of real life events: The mix-up in luggage claim at the airport in, “Bad Money”, the chronic high school slacker in “Serendipity Opportunity” whose one stroke of good fortune creates his opportunity to perpetrate a complex series of frauds, or the brilliant student in “It Is Las Vegas After All” who uses his prodigious talents toward an evil end. As a former federal official, Weiner can neither confirm nor deny having the highest security clearances in classified security programs. Yet, his knowledge of the dark web, criminal organizations, and security organizations takes stories from the popular press to the next level.
Donna M. Zadunajsky
Donna M. Zadunajsky started out writing children’s books before she accomplished and published her first novel, Broken Promises, in June 2012. She then has written several more novels and her first novella, HELP ME!, which is a subject about suicide and bullying. I enjoy writing: mystery/suspense with a splash of contemporary Would love to have my novel TWISTED SECRETS reviewed by you and your fans.