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Release Party An Impossible Dilemma

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About the Book

An Impossible DilemmaTitle: An Impossible Dilemma

Author: Netta Newbound

Genre: Thriller

Local vets Victoria and Jonathan Lyons seem to have everything—a perfect marriage, a beautiful five-year-old daughter, Emily, and a successful business. Until they discover Emily has a rare and fatal illness.

Early trials show that a temporary fix would be to transplant a hormone from a living donor. However in the trials; the donors had died within twenty four hours. They have no choice but to accept their daughter is going to die.

When Jonathan is suddenly killed in a farming accident, Victoria turns to her sick father-in-law, Frank, for help.  A series of events present Victoria and Frank with a situation that, although illegal, could help save Emily.

Will they take it?

Author Bio

Netta Newbound, originally from Manchester, England, now lives in New Zealand with her husband Paul and their boxer dog Alfie. She has three grown-up children and two delicious grandchildren.

Links

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/newboundnetta?ref=hl

Twitter – https://twitter.com/nettanewbound

Website – nettanewbound.com

Buy from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Impossible-Dilemma-Netta-Newbound-ebook/dp/B00OMC8MGQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415892040&sr=8-1&keywords=an+impossible+dilemma+netta

Release Day Party Godwin’s Law

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Today we’re celebrating the release day for “Godwin’s Law”, a thriller by author Bernard Maestas.

About The Book

godwin_coverTitle: Godwin’s Law

Author: Bernard Maestas

Genre: Thriller

Gwen Kane, estranged daughter of a Forbes millionaire and the bearer of a horrifying secret is lured into a dangerous international cult. It falls to Alex Kirwan and Ted Reagan to rescue her. What should be easy money for the mercenary team of a freerunning ex-commando and his computer hacking partner proves to be anything but as they find themselves doggedly pursued across Europe, Canada and the United States by highly trained forces with resources vastly disproportionate to the recapture of one missing acolyte.

Will Alex and Ted unravel the mystery of Gwen’s importance in time to survive?
Will Gwen pierce the seemingly impenetrable armor around Alex’s heart?

Will Alex and Ted get paid?”

Author Bio

Bernard Maestas lives in paradise. A police officer patrolling the mean streets of Hawaii, he has a background in contract security and military and civilian law enforcement. When not saving the world, one speeding ticket at a time, and not distracted by video games or the internet, he is usually hard at work on his next book.

Links

www.bernardmaestas.wix.com/bernardmaestas

www.facebook.com/BernardMaestasOfficial

www.twitter.com/bernardmaestas

Amazon (Kindle): Amazon (Kindle)

Amazon (paperback): Amazon (PB)

Barnes & Noble: B&N

Smashwords: Smashwords

Direct from publisher: http://rebelepublishers.com/our-books/thrillers/godwins-law/

Release Day Party All The Pretty Bones

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About The Book

23201655Title: All The Pretty Bones

Author: Camela Thompson

Genre: Paranormal Thriller

After ten years of living in the shadow of her stalker, a diagnosis of terminal cancer pushes Olivia Kardos to take matters into her own hands. Her final days will not be spent isolated from the world nor hiding like a hunted animal. It’s time for Mark Porter to die. Going against a trained killer alone would be foolish, but the handsome arms dealer who offers to help her has a dark secret of his own.

Homicide Detective Sean Howard has tried to push his ex out of his mind, but his next case brings her crashing back into his life. A woman is found exsanguinated and brutally stabbed in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood and she could be Olivia’s doppelganger. As more women are murdered and the similarities grow, Sean can’t shake the feeling that Olivia is next.

In a world where demons and vampires lurk just beneath the surface, what you don’t know can kill you.

Author Bio

3403042When I was a little girl, I loved writing stories about animals doing amazing things. Ducks could speak with humans, and hamsters had a suspicious tendency to follow plot lines that were strikingly similar to Indiana Jones. I grew up, found a career, and got married, forgetting the need to tell stories. A week cooped up in my house with an illness resulted in a random decision to write a novel. That first novel will probably never see the light of day, but it woke up something that had been dormant for years.

Despite dabbling in many genres, there is a driving force behind my stories. I love writing about women who shine in difficult circumstances. I will back them up against the wall and sit amazed as they manage to come out on the other side stronger than ever.

Links

Website: http://www.camelathompson.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8548767.Camela_Thompson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camela-Thompson/1473446329557330

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CamelaThompson

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=8935820&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CamelaThompson/posts

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/camelat/

Buy a copy of the book: Amazon and B&N

Book Excerpt from Hostile Takeover

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HTKindleCoverTitle: Hostile Takeover

Author: K.S. Ferguson

Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Sci-Fi

Rafe McTavish, security expert and new CEO at interplanetary mega-corp EcoMech, and his undercover ally Kama Bhatia, hacker and corporate spy, continue their pursuit of a ruthless blackmailer in the sequel to Calculated Risk.

When Rafe’s arrival on EcoMech’s frontier colony world ruins their adversary’s plan for supremacy, events take a deadly turn. As tensions amongst the workers rise and unrest turns to violence, Rafe and Kama must race to unmask a killer before Rafe and his family fall victims to a murderous hostile takeover.

Author Bio

K S Ferguson has published three novels, Calculated Risk, Hostile Takeover, and Touching Madness, and one critically-acclaimed novella, Puncher’s Chance (co-written with James Grayson,) which appeared in the June 2006 edition of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, America’s longest-running science fiction magazine. She enjoys writing suspense and murder mysteries in futuristic and fantasy settings, and also writes fiction in the guise of technical manuals for unfinished software—otherwise known as help documentation.

Links

K S Ferguson website: http://www.ksferguson.net

Hostile Takeover at Smashword link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/455719

Hostile Takeover at Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LLP9LTY

Book Excerpt

Kama’s gaze slid to the flyer’s side window, and then down. The breath caught in her throat. A thousand meters below, a blanket of dense smoke obscured the ground. Hidden beneath the smoke, flames driven by a stiff breeze consumed endless hectares of noxious garraweed, the dominant life form on EcoMech’s colony world, Harvest.

The heat of the updraft buffeted the flyer and jolted Kama against the passenger door. She tightened her seatbelt a notch and tucked her duffel firmly between her feet. Then she ordered herself to stop thinking about the raging inferno below. They were perfectly safe at this altitude.

She’d seen the garraweed up close when she’d arrived at Harvest’s shuttleport. An ocean of two-meter tall golden stalks crowded the runways and buildings. With each gust of wind, billowing clouds of red dust spewed from the crimson flowers at the apex of the waving growth. The swirling haze of spores painted a spectacular blood red sunrise over Harvest’s too-blue sky.

At the flyer’s controls, newly appointed EcoMech CEO Rafe McTavish tossed her an apologetic smile. “Sorry about the bumpy ride.”

“Scorched earth,” she said. “Typical corporate approach. Do the eco-protesters storming your Mumbai offices know about this?”

He cast her a cool look. “No, and I’d prefer to keep it that way.”

His tone was light, but Kama heard the fatigue—and the warning. He’d sacrificed piloting his own company to take the job at EcoMech, all so he could pursue Leon Goldman’s blackmailer undercover. He didn’t need more complications.

Something mechanical screeched. Then a belch of oily black smoke puffed from the flyer’s right front nacelle. The craft canted right and dropped two meters. The pitch of the fans in the other three nacelles increased, and the flyer corrected back to level.

“We lost a fan,” McTavish said in a patently ‘don’t panic’ voice. “We’ll be fine running on three engines.”

Kama released the death grip on her duffel strap, irked that he thought she needed reassurance—or that she didn’t understand the mechanics of a flyer. Give her three hours with an industrial grade replicator and she’d design and build a four-passenger flyer that would run rings around this crate.

The flyer bumped and jounced through the turbulent air over the fire. Kama gritted her teeth.

“This thing has worse aerodynamics than a pig.”

McTavish turned her way, and his blue eyes sparkled. “You’ve flown a pig?”

“In simulations,” she replied.

He grinned and waited. She shifted in her seat and wished she hadn’t said anything.

“It was a genetic engineering lesson meant to teach the limits of genome manipulation. The pig had to be flight capable while retaining its ability to produce high quality ham and bacon.”

His grin broadened. “And did you succeed in creating such an animal?”

“That depends.”

“On how you define flight?” he guessed.

She crossed her arms over her chest. “No, on how you define ham. It’s simply appendage muscle infused with carcinogens. The source appendage shouldn’t matter.”

Book Excerpt Burn

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Who’s in the mood for some horror and suspense? “Burn” is the second book by author Danae Samson, and it sounds like a fun, dark read. Enjoy the excerpt!

Book Excerpt

Normally she would have a satchel and textbooks in tow, but not for a Saturday faculty meeting.  She rounded the car and came up the walk feeling light in her casual jeans and long sleeved Henley.  Her roses were trimmed back for the season and a glance at their bare limbs reminded her that it was only February and that an entire semester lay ahead.  She stopped.  Four rose bushes. . . four weeks . . . four students.

About Burn

Burn Front CoverTitle: Burn

Author: Danae Samson

Genre: Thriller, Horror

From the pen of Danae Samson, author of the terrifying debut, LAMENT HILL, comes her follow-up novel, BURN: The Casual Slaughters of Simon Green.

Violence comes to the small Californian college community of Riverhearst as a group of students and teachers are forced to confront a sociopathic killer targeting students.  But what is more frightening is that this killer appears to be one of their own…

Prepare to experience the neuroses and the casual slaughters of Simon Green.

Prepare to experience the horror of a town BURN!

Author Bio

DANAE SAMSON - AUTHOR OF BURN & LAMENT HILLBorn in Southern California and educated in Portland, Oregon, Danae Samson’s debut novel, Lament Hill, is a testament to her life on the west coast. Samson received her Bachelors and Masters degree from Portland State University and went on to teach English at four colleges in California and Washington. In 2011, Samson decided to pursue her writing full time and signed with Media Aria CDM in the spring of that year. In addition to the release of Lament Hill, Media Aria CDM will publish Samson’s second novel, Burn: The Casual Slaughters of Simon Green in 2013. Samson has recently finished her third novel, also a work of fiction, and has begun the construction of a fourth manuscript. Samson currently lives in Carlsbad, California.

Links

MediaAria CDM’s website

MediaAria CDM’s profile on Goodreads

Danae Samson’s profile on MediaAria CDM

Danae Samson’s profile on Goodreads

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Book Excerpt from Harm

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We are hosting an excerpt from YA dystopian thriller “Harm”. We hope you enjoy the excerpt!

Book Excerpt

There was a commotion going on up ahead. It started out as a low murmur but the sound soon grew louder as it went viral, darting from lip to lip, spreading the panic until it reached its peak and burst forth in one coherent word.

“Slithers!”

Niko immediately made a grab for her knife. The blade wasn’t long enough though, not if she wanted to fend off a Slither and remained unscathed.

The crowd finally began to reach them. They were going to get slaughtered.

“Whatever you do,” Niko warned. “Don’t—”

Songhay and Roosevelt were already gone. She spotted them halfway across the street. She sighed then, disregarding her own advice, dashed after them. She could hear the hiss of several Slithers mixed with the screams of the terrified and dying. She didn’t dare look back.

She caught up to them easily. Spotting the yawning mouth of an alley she pointed. “Over here!”

Songhay grunted and abruptly changed direction. Roosevelt stumbled between them and suddenly, within the madness all around them, the picture grew clear.

“You can kill Slithers.” She said breathlessly shocked that she took so long to notice.

In the middle of the dead-end alley Songhay looked at her as if she was a fool. Roosevelt’s eyes seemed to take up her entire face, a braid had become unraveled and the strands blew about. “No one can kill Slithers.”

Niko shifted and something crunched beneath her boots. It was probably the bones of someone being consumed by the muck. “I can.”

“Gods.” Roosevelt gasped but she wasn’t looking at Niko. Her gaze was directed over her shoulder, beyond the mouth of the alley.

Niko turned around.

Out in the streets walked a Slither. It walked casually, there was nothing it had to fear in the slums. Under one arm it carried a severed human torso, the poor man’s arms dangled toward the ground while the Slither used its other hand to root through the open cavity like it was a bloody goody bag. Finally finding what it was searching for it pulled out a slippery organ and stuffed it into its mouth.

The thing took in its surroundings, dead white skin covered with all manner of gore. It dropped its macabre goody bag and the acid quickly began to nibble at the dead body.

It loped over to a two story house. It’s blood drenched claws shredded through the wall of the house and it buckled, upper story crashing into its neighbor and she could here the screams of those inside.

Roosevelt gasped. It was such a soft sound but the Slither looked toward the noise as if it’d been as loud as gunshot. It stared at them with multi-colored eyes, its hands parting the walls like a curtain. Then it turned away. They were only so much meat.

About Harm

HARMONY COVER2Title: Harm

Author: Kayti Nika Raet

Genre: YA Dystopian Thriller

After a harrowing escape from Amaryllis City, Niko is forced to lay low. The people who want to use her unique genetics for their own ends are still out there and their reach is long.

After an emotional split with Ben and hiding deep in the slums she soon meets Songhay, a charismatic thief and his younger sister Roosevelt. Together they dodge violent gangs, roaming Slithers and the ever present threat of acid rain. Growing closer Niko along with Songhay soon form a rag-tag band of Slither hunters to keep the slums safe and the monsters at bay.

But then she discovers shocking information about her past that challenges everything she thought to be true about herself and those she loves.

Now she has to decide if she’d going to stay safe in hiding or stand up to the lies and injustice swarming around her.

She was never one to lie low for long.

Lies and truth collide in the second book of the Outsider Chronicles.

Author Bio

DSCN5944Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Kayti Nika Raet moved down South when she was 11 where she was bit by the writing bug as well as other less friendly insects. She the author of the YA dystopia, NIKO, as well as it’s upcoming sequel, HARM, and  the short stories SLITHER and TAPE THE DEVIL’S MOUTH.

Her procrastination aids are reading, K-pop, and photography.
Kayti lives in Milledgeville, Georgia. Visit her online at http://KNRwrites. tumblr.com, TheOutsiderChronicles.tumblr.com, on Facebook, Youtube (Kayti Edition), or email her at KNRwrites(at)gmail(dot)com.

Links

http://knrwrites.wordpress.com/

http://knrwrites.tumblr.com/

https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/6041

Harm on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/379382

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvfWBNXRH8nKQJRR6k8mb8w?feature=watch

 

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Book Excerpt The Goddess and The Great Beast

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We’re hosting an excerpt from “The Goddess and The Great Beast”. We hope you enjoy the excerpt!

Book Excerpt

I turned left off the Finchley Road into West End Lane. Not far to go now, I thought. I realised I’d been staring at the pavement for the last half mile, so I looked up. As I did so it occurred to me that I could hear footsteps behind me. They were just slightly out of sync with mine and utterly conspicuous in the otherwise silent night. I stopped. So did they. I looked straight ahead and saw another unexpected sight for this time of night. There was a man on the street corner ahead watching me. It was difficult to see clearly, but he seemed to have Arabic features. He was standing in the murky glow of a street lamp and I suddenly felt as if I was in a Hollywood gangster movie.

I glanced behind to see who was following me but, of course, there was no-one there, and when I turned back the man under the street light had gone as well. I shook my head, blew out my cheeks with a deep breath and lifted my face to the damp night sky. The cold drizzle felt cleansing on my face, flushed with the whiskey and the brisk walk. I looked around again, but I was completely alone on the streets of north London at three on a Saturday morning, tired, paranoid and slightly drunk.

I hurried on now, keen to be in my bed, and was home in a couple of minutes. By the time I stumbled in through the door my brain was on the point of total capitulation to the overwhelming forces of sleep. I didn’t bother switching the light on, I just discarded my clothes in an unruly heap on the floor and collapsed into bed. I could still see a dim glow, however, and it was much too early for the dawn.

Of course! Not turning on the light meant I hadn’t noticed the curtains were still open, which allowed the sickly streetlamp pallor of the north London night to seep into my room. Sighing, I dragged myself out of bed and went over to close them. I didn’t even look out. Except just at the last moment, as I flung the two pieces of cloth together, when I noticed a petite female shape standing in front of a ghastly Victorian mausoleum in the cemetery. It was Ishtar and she was staring directly at me. Well, what else did I expect? I went back to bed.

The Goddess and The Great Beast

TG&TGBeyesslim2Title: The Goddess and the Great Beast

Author: Adrian Gross

Genre: Supernatural Thriller

1942: a bored British soldier in Baghdad; a beautiful Babylonian Goddess; a sacred marriage unconsummated.

Five years later, in a dreary post-war London, the Goddess must be satisfied.

Can anyone save her demobbed consort from eternal torment?

Or eternal bliss?

Can he save himself?

Does he even want to be saved?

And what’s it got to do with the ‘wickedest man in the world’?

Author Bio

Author NorwayAdrian Gross is a British writer. Some bits of him used to be Irish and some others were once Hungarian. He lives close to Glastonbury and likes to bang his little heavy metal head whilst drinking chewy real ale!

He has endured many terrible jobs, including adrenaline-junkie motorcycle courier, record shop dude-with-bad-attitude, and air traffic control disaster limitation assistant.

When his aching bones and throbbing hangover allow, he plays football (soccer) and rides bicycles up and down the Mendip Hills.

Links

Website: www.adriangross.co.uk

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Goddess-Great-Beast-ebook/dp/B00D7EJOMG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1370721031&sr=1-1&keywords=adrian+gross

Amazon (UK): http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Goddess-Great-Beast-ebook/dp/B00D7EJOMG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1370720382&sr=1-1&keywords=adrian+gross