Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra
Who ever thought a coin could get you killed? A cunning killer trusted his secret was safe, an innocent woman holds the key to his destruction, and an intelligence officer must keep her alive before the madman can strike the fatal blow. When Gabriela Martinez finds a mysterious coin in the French Riviera, she is thrust into a struggle between governments, terrorists, and madmen, all seeking knowledge she doesn’t know she has. Richard Harrison, the intelligence officer assigned to protect her, has all he can do to keep her safe. But when the psychological games to terrorize Gabriela escalate beyond his control, Richard must find a solution, if not, it may be too late for them both. Set in the exotic French Riviera, The Coin is a story of hatred, betrayal, love and duty—of terrible and painful choices that, nonetheless, bring about personal triumph.
Denise Baer is a native of the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, and currently resides in Germany with her husband and fur-baby, Shakespeare. She can be stubborn and downright finicky; the last one doesn’t apply to food though. Perseverance is a trait she often equates with her college degree, but she’s still waiting for her Pulitzer Prize nomination. Denise is a blogger, poet, and multi-genre author of two published books: a dark, psychological suspense thriller, NET SWITCH; and women’s fiction / romantic comedy adventure, FOGGED UP FAIRY TALE. Currently she’s working on a crime mystery series, and a humor novel to tame her unbalanced side.
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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When Kristi isn’t riding her Harley or working her day job, you can find her in front of her computer, hammering out exciting stories with a bit of romance and a lot of action and suspense. Although she has honed her writing craft for 30+ years, she only published her first book in 2012. Her strange and varied work history – from hotel housekeeper, car wash attendant, insurance underwriter, electronics assembly line worker, data entry tech, blueberry nursery shipping coordinator, local delivery driver, and truck driver/owner of her own trucking company – gives her a broad base from which to build characters and storylines. Now a billing specialist for The Arc of Lane County, she supports those who care for people with disabilities while she pursues her writing career in earnest. She got married for the first time at 38, wisely skipped being a mommy and went straight to Grandma.
And the Wolf Shall Dwell
John is a regular Joe, a foreigner professional working in the City of London, like many others. On a cold London morning, in a train station, a man bumps into him and later finds his death. This incident thrusts him into a world of espionage, politics and Jihadi terrorism, and sets him in an adventure which he did not choose.
A spy thriller as such, the novel is more than just action, but also a dive into the world of both British and International Politics. Aiding aretired MI6 agent, Adam Grey, John finds himself unraveling a political scheme that ranges out of the scope of his routine life and trails all the way up to the top of Westminster’s corridors.
The duo’s adventure would take them all around London, but will they manage to find those responsible in time?
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.
A. Claire Everward
A security-critical facility is destroyed to get to it and it is called Oracle.
That’s all USFID investigator Donovan Pierce knows. And while he is told to find whoever perpetrated the deadly attack, and find them fast, he is also warned not to look for Oracle itself.
Lara Holsworth never expected Oracle to be in any danger. She would like nothing more than to keep it secret and Pierce away from it—and from her, but hiding is no longer an option.
With those who now know too much more determined than ever to destroy Oracle, will its protectors’ cooperation be enough to keep it safe?
“Some people have a disposition for the macabre. Some prefer fantasy to an unfulfilling existence. Some find that a single moment injects itself into their lives repeatedly until all they live for is that moment. Is that me?” In this extraordinary thriller a man with an unnatural obsession is in pursuit of his perfect victim. A chance encounter with a young woman then challenges his patience, perspective and strict lifestyle. Misunderstandings transform the relationship between two unique characters while they both face danger neither suspect. This disconcerting story will provoke your emotions as the killer’s personality is revealed and his victim’s plight is uncovered.
Denise uses her unconventional life experiences and intuitive understanding of people to create unique characters and their stories. She lives with her husband and son on the fringe of an old mill-town situated at the western slopes of the UK South Pennines which provides a rich source of inspiration for her writing.
With a desire to escape every day life, Yawatta Hosby creates stories. She’s always had a fascination with psychology, so she likes to focus on the inner-struggles within her characters. Yawatta is also an avid reader, favorite genres: mystery, thriller, horror, and women’s fiction.
I’m both a writer and playwright. I love the art of storytelling. Be it love and despair; or hate and violence! Having read hundreds of novels from such greats as Stephen King, James Herbert, James Patterson I’ve always loved a good character driven thriller and I have learned much. From the dramatic exchange of characters to dark and twisted circumstances they find themselves in. Endings are very important to me too! I’ll never rush an ending as I thrive on taking people on a satisfying journey they’ll remember, over and over again! I’m a reader, just like you and I relish in the satisfaction of a good story. I hope you enjoy my work.
Sandra J. Jackson
A graduate of a 3-year Graphic Design program, Sandra J. Jackson has always been creative, from drawing and painting to telling stories to her children when they were young. Her wild imagination lends itself to new and exciting ideas.
Sandra’s debut novel, Promised Soul, was released in 2015 and Playing in the Rain (Book 1 of the Escape Series) in September 2017 by Fountain Blue Publishing. A short story, Not Worth Saving, was published in New Zenith Magazine’s 2016 fall issue. She also has had several sports articles published in a local newspaper. She holds a professional membership with the Canadian Author Association and is a member of Writers’ Ink.
Sandra lives with her family in a rural setting in Eastern, Ontario. She is currently working on Book 3 of the Escape Series, her first trilogy.
I am many things. A man. A soldier. Trained to kill. Born to hunt. Focused and lethal, nothing gets through the stoic control that hides my inner animal. An animal that simmers with rage and power. And that power makes me the perfect assassin. Then….. SHE invades my world. Charlotte – petite, beautiful and sexy as hell. A cop who claims a past with me that I don’t remember. At all. A dangerous distraction. My beast is captivated but suspicious, torn between wanting to sink teeth into her and…….wanting to sink teeth into her. My body craves her. But….. I don’t remember her. I don’t trust her. And I don’t trust myself around her. Who is she? Is she lying? And do I have enough control to not be blinded by her? To protect my secrets and uncover hers? And who pays the price?
The love of a good story is the reason Zelly Jordan says she had her nose in a book most of the time growing up. Escaping into a world of great love, great adventures and sexy-smexy fun times with drool-worthy heroes and feisty strong women was the highlight of every day. A lover of good coffee, cats and a good chat, with the occasional glass of wine, she lives in the most livable city in the world, Melbourne Australia with her almost grown son. Divorced and happily single, Zelly realised the danger she was facing in becoming the crazy cat lady and it was this fear, together with her love of a particular television show that lead her to give writing “a go”. She let the world in on her attempts as she went along and put it out there on the www for the world to see, if they chose. Surprisingly, they did and this is the result – her debut novel. A perfect example of what can happen if you just try. When she’s not writing or researching, she likes to spend time having a laugh with friends, watching good movies or shows and delving into the lovely world of Angels, crystals and healing. All with the added magic of music and a good espresso.
Travelling, learning new languages and cultures are my passions. Those passions and my love of adventure are the key elements that inspire me to write my novels which I publish under a pen name J.A. Kalis. The way I write, I want to pull the reader into the story, suck them right into the world I have created, make them experience the adventure, the danger, the action but also the beauty of the unique, often exotic, locations where all the action takes place, and learn something new about the people who live there. So if that’s what you are looking for in a novel, try one of mine.
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?
My name is Shaun Kolich and my book Perfectly Imperfect is about a Hit man named Nataly. He has a change of heart that escalates many lives to a downward spiral of chaos.
Angie is an award-winning, bestselling author who firmly believes that words flow through her veins. She lives in Calimesa, California with her husband, two cats, and beloved dog. She also has two sons paving their own way in the world. She grew up in Wichita, Kansas and has lived all over the United States. Her work reflects her background in criminal justice and her love of Midwest life. She has released several novels in the suspense/thriller, paranormal/supernatural thriller, and horror genres. She also has a poetry/short story collection, a horror short story collection, and has contributed short stories to multiple anthologies.
P. J. Mayhair
P. J. Mayhair lives with his wife, son, and two dogs in Southern Maryland. He enjoys writing novels, short stories, and scripts. When he’s not writing he’s having bonfires, playing dinosaurs with his son, creating terrible drawings, and trying to find a way to create jellybean whiskey.
Maverick Moses has been writing stories as far back as he can remember and specializes in young adult supernatural thrillers because of his own love of darkness and the creatures of the night. He is a believer in ghosts and spirits thanks to his own experiences with mysterious and otherworldly beings. Taking inspirations from both his own life and the lives of those around him, Maverick strives to create thrilling worlds and suspenseful stories that will pull your shivering body in and keep you guessing about what will happen next. From Maverick Moses, comes a suspenseful series, Karma’s Children, that will not only make your hair stand on end but keep you shaking for more. Feel like you’re living in the pages of this fourteen episode series, and follow along as you join three siblings on their thrilling journey to discover who and what they really are.
Karma’s Children is an episodic series where each episode is of chapter length and cover one big plot line. Each episode ends in an enticing cliffhanger and will lead into the next episode.
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.
James Maddox must face the demons of his past and question everything he thought was real; even his own memory.
James was used to living without emotion after losing his Emilia unexpectedly; he gave up on happiness the day she died. His plans for their future, of marriage and kids, died right along with her. He preferred feeling numb, rather than feeling the pain of losing his dreams. That all changed the day he received an anonymous letter in the mail with just three words: I am innocent.
James began dreaming of Emilia that same night. However, his dream quickly becomes his nightmare as she haunts his sleep, demanding he knows the truth, that he faces the unseen. And what is hidden threatens to change James’ life forever.
Joannes Rhino was born in Indonesia in 1980.
He was educated at the local state school until graduation in 1998 and continued to study in Hospitality University. He was then employed by a financial company, where he began to receive many awards related with customer satisfaction. Having been working the same routine for years, he started to write a novel to kill the time. Finally, his first novel “Etzhara” was published by the biggest traditional publisher in Indonesia and made him one of the best young writers under thirty at Khatulistiwa Literary Award in 2009. Feeling confident with the writing skill he has, he published the second novel in the same year by another traditional publisher in Jakarta. He then began to receive many invitations to attend book signings, talk shows, radio interviews, and other literature activities. This second novel made him an overnight success.
During his journey in Australia, he had written three books and self-published them. This huge change made him an international author. However, this achievement did not stop him from pursuing his literature obsessively. He is now working freelance as a Bali Content Editor, Ghostwriter, Copywriter, Scriptwriter and Freelance Writer.
He is based in no place, as he is still in a search for a place to be called “home”.
Not long ago, a new species of humans with a unique set of cells called variants were born into this world. Now, they suffer many challenges such as fitting into society and obtaining work.
Meg and Jamie are variants and after receiving a job at an abnormal hotel with a recently deceased manager, their lives get even more difficult. The supervisor is unlike any variant they’ve ever met. Secrets are being kept from them, while criminals are being drawn to them.
Nothing makes sense to them as they are currently trapped within the confines of Claude’s Hotel.
Victoria was born in Jamestown, New York, and now resides in Sacramento, California with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She grew up reading, waiting anxiously for the next good book to be placed in her hands. It was only natural she would turn to writing as a hobby and later a career. She has been writing since childhood, always looking for the next story to tell. Writing is as natural a part of life for her as breathing. She loves getting to know her characters and bringing them to life. She is in as much anticipation about the ending of a story as she hopes her readers are.
Brian Scutt spent his childhood in Central New York until he enlisted in the US Navy. He spent 5 years serving on an Ohio Class, nuclear submarine as a Torpedoman’s Mate, stationed in Washington State. Since then, he has come full circle back to Central New York, and now writes full time.
GONE VIRAL The year is 2032, and the deadliest bioterrorist attack on record had already fallen on the Sydney Olympic Games, killing thousands of spectators and athletes. CIA agents Miles Stevens and Terri King are transported back in time from their Langley offices in 2050, arriving two weeks prior to the disaster. Their mission: to erase the epic attack from history.
D.R. Shoultz A dog lover, blogger and author of several novels, D.R. (Donn) Shoultz hails from a small town in central Illinois. He and his wife Claudia have called North Carolina home for more than 20 years. Donn writes at their mountain retreat off the Blue Ridge Parkway where Claudia shares her editorial experience in shaping his novels, and where they both enjoy hiking nearby wooded trails with their dog, Milo. Donn turned his focus to writing in the fall of 2010 following a 32-year career in corporate America that took him around the world. His ongoing writing projects include posting regular thoughts to his blog, submitting short stories to competition, and working on his next novel. Having recently finished the third book in the Miles Stevens series, GONE VIRAL, Donn has begun a murder mystery set in the foothills of North Carolina. Donn’s short stories have received recognition in national writing competitions. Blending captivating characters with suspenseful plots, Donn strives to appeal to a broad range of readers. His books include: • Corrupt Connection • Better Late Than Ever • Melting Sand – A Miles Stevens Novel #1 • Cyber One – A Miles Stevens Novel #2 • Gone Viral – A Miles Stevens Novel #3 • It Goes On – Short Story Collection #1 • Most Men – Short Story Collection #2 You can find Donn’s books on Amazon and Goodreads, or go to drshoultz.com to learn more.
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).
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.
It’s the 1940’s, in rural East Tennessee, Appalachian country. For most everyone, there is only work, and possibly church, if there’s one nearby. People rise before the sun is up, work hard, go to bed early, and rest in church on Sunday. Little chance for much else to happen. Right? So, why would keeping one little secret for over sixteen years be so important? What could possibly have happened, that could change the lives of so many people, if the secret were to be revealed? There are only three people alive that know the answer to that question. For now.
This is my second book, and I am working on a sequel to it. I am self published and I have done every aspect of my books myself, from the cover & the editing, to the formating, publishing, and promoting.
Things He Hadn’t Told Her
What if you only had one chance? Would you take it, or be too afraid to? Thankful for second chances, Chad Edwards contemplated these questions as he wrote in his journal for a high school assignment, long before he knew just how prophetic those words would become in his life. Now a student of sports medicine at the University of Tennessee, Chad and his best friend Cole Rivers, who is the Volunteer’s star quarterback, meet Maggie Thompson, an aspiring music teacher. The three become close friends. Maggie is the personification of perfection in Chad and Cole’s eyes, and as fate would have it, they both fall in love with her. Just when you think you know what’s to come, fate steps in again, and changes everything, leaving you not only anxious to find out what happens, but hoping for that second chance.This is not only a story about second chances. It’s a story about the cost and rewards of an undying loyalty between friends, through tragedy and love, which once upon a time, was as valued as a person’s word of honor. Don’t miss your chance to accompany them on their intriguing journey!
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.