Jockeys and Jewels, Bev Pettersen {$0.99}

Racehorse trainer, Kurt MacKinnon, resents being yanked into undercover police work. But when his ex-partner is murdered, Kurt is determined to find the killer and moves his third-string Thoroughbreds to the backwater track where his partner was last seen alive.

Julie West, a struggling and dedicated jockey, pins her dreams of an elusive win on the new trainer in town, never suspecting she’s a person of interest—and not because of her riding skills.

Kurt didn’t expect his contrary colt to flourish under Julie’s feminine touch nor for his own rusty heart to soften. However, his deceit sucks them both into the cross hairs of a killer, and suddenly much more than their love is in danger

What readers are saying:

“Jockeys and Jewels is a sparkling jewel of a romance—clever, entertaining, and touching.” – Julianne MacLean, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Bev Pettersen brings complex characters and a riveting story to life through engaging dialogue, a well crafted plot, and a budding love story centered around a cracking good murder mystery. Not just for fans of horse racing, (think Dick Francis with romance), there is something in this exciting and original well-told tale for everyone. Highly recommended!” – Judith James, Independent Publisher Awards Gold Medal Winner

“Where have you been, Bev Pettersen? Any lover of the heart-jolting world of horse-racing will love this debut romantic mystery by the super-talented Ms. Pettersen.” – Pamela Callow, author of the Kate Lange thriller series

The average Amazon reader review is currently 5 stars {6 reviews}.

Click here to read more about and purchase Jockeys and Jewels for $0.99 from Amazon

 

The Gift of Illusion: A Paranormal Thriller, Richard Brown {$0.99}

ELMWOOD’S BEST DETECTIVE IS ABOUT TO MEET ITS WORST VILLAIN!

An ancient evil has returned to continue the study it began over a century ago, and it’s looking for volunteers. Isaac Winters is the perfect test subject. He’s a detective with a damaged past, and something to prove.

On the night of his wife’s murder sixteen years ago, which left him a single father, Isaac thought he had seen the worst mankind had to offer.

Until now.

It moves like a virus from person to person, carefully selecting its next host, and leaving a trail of incinerated bodies in its wake. There are no witnesses and no evidence except for a small statue of some unknown figure. Accompanied by a partner short on experience, Isaac must uncover and defeat this faceless villain before it takes from him the greatest reminder of his dead wife. Their daughter.

What readers are saying:

“There is some truly evil and disturbing stuff in here.”

“The last few chapters are very intense, and I found it impossible to put the book down. This is definitely not one of those predictable story lines.”

“I can’t wait to see what the author writes next!”

The average Amazon reader review is currently 4.5 stars {5 reviews}.

Click here to read more about and purchase The Gift of Illusion: A Paranormal Thriller for $0.99 from Amazon

Get his new release, The Rebirth FREE with the purchase of The Gift of Illusion. Visit www.richardbrownbooks.com for more information!

THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: Limerick: A Faerie Tale Girl Novella, #2, Kimberly Spencer {$0.99}

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Limerick

 

Description:

Jensen hoped she’d never need Shimmerspell again. But now someone is stalking her, someone claiming to be the Lady of the Lake. To make matters worse, witches and dragons have come out to play. And Jensen must figure out how to harness her power and accept her destiny before she ends up losing everyone she loves.

 

Accolade:

From Lacey Williams – 4 stars on Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book, reading Limerick was like a shot of adrenaline, it really kept me chipper in my stressful times with school and life. Reading this book took me to another world where I was able to put reality aside and emerse myself in a magical world in iteself. It was action packed, emotional and fun, what more can you ask for?! I loved that we were able to see Jensen change, seeing her become more of a stronger character. We learn more about her and what she never knew about herself. The only thing I was sad about was the end, this book went by way too quickly, I loved being emersed in this world and being sucked back out was a bit unbalanced. But It definately is a book I would recommend to anyone, there is nothing to prevent a younger reader from reading this book.


Amazon Reader Reviews:

Limerick currently has an Amazon review rating of 4 stars. Read the reviews here.


An excerpt from Limerick:

Chapter Three

The moon was full and strangely bright, glowing in the dark like the yellow eyes of a Halloween cat. Suddenly wishing she could pet it, Jensen rose on the tips of her toes and stretched toward the sky as if it were actually within her grasp. But just as quickly as the thought had formed, she let her hands fall away and allowed her feet to flatten on the pavement, hmphing at such a childish notion.

“All you have to do is ask and it’s yours,” a husky voice said.

Jensen’s head whipped to the side at the sound and she smiled. Liam leaned against the old Maple tree beside Zoe’s house, his legs crossed at the ankles and his golden hair shimmering in the moonlight as if he’d been dusted with finely milled glitter. He wore khaki cargo shorts and a navy polo shirt, simple clothes really, but Jensen thought he looked amazing in them. Too beautiful for words was the closest approximation.

“Is it really that easy?” she asked.

“For you, yes.”

“Then screw the stupid moon,” she teased. “I’d rather have the stars.”

He moved then, closing the distance between them in just a few prowling steps. For a moment, he only stared into her eyes, rubbing his thumb back and forth across her jaw, an act that made her heart flutter and her skin prickle with goose bumps. Then suddenly, he gripped her shoulders. And then his lips found hers.

Jensen felt like she was being burned alive. Her skin tingled and her blood boiled beneath it. But before she could run her hands through his golden hair and melt into him like she so desperately wanted, his hands rose to her neck, lifting her hair as he ended the kiss.

Frowning, Jensen glanced down at her chest, finding a bursting diamond star seated atop a smoky gray pearl. With that, her mind rushed back to her nightmare and she tensed.

“It’s us—the star for the sky and the pearl for the sea. You don’t like it?” he asked. Worry filled his sapphire eyes and Jensen could swear he was holding his breath, waiting for her response.

“No, it’s beautiful, perfect. Thank you.”

He brushed her bangs behind her ear. “Is everything okay?”

Jensen smiled, hoping to dispel his worries. “Why wouldn’t it be?”

He shrugged. “You just seem quiet, that’s all, like something’s bothering you.”

“Would you like for me to tell you a story then?” she asked, rubbing her thumb back and forth across the pendant. “Or perhaps I should just sing?”

Liam grimaced, then glanced over her shoulder and frowned. “Why don’t we go somewhere a little more private?” he said, pulling her from the yard.

Jensen twisted around, finding Zoe staring right at them through her polka dot curtains. She would have laughed at her best friend’s blatant nosiness, but Zoe wasn’t smiling. Her lips had flattened into a tight line and her scarlet eyebrows were bunched together in worry. What the hell happened? Jensen wondered.

Then Zoe’s gaze shifted to Liam. And where there once was worry, now glowed hostility. Weird, since she’d never mentioned having a problem with him before.

Liam tugged Jensen behind a green minivan she knew would have been black if it weren’t for all the pollen, looking around as if searching for witnesses.

Thoroughly freaked out by his strange behavior, Jensen couldn’t stop her own eyes from darting around to see if they were being followed. “What’s going on?”

He glanced down and smiled. “Just making sure no one is watching.”

“Watching what?”

“This.” He leaned down, lifting her off her feet and cradling her to his chest.

“Liam,” Jensen squealed, “what are you doing?”

His smile stretched into the most adorable lopsided grin she had ever seen as his wings fluttered so fast that they blurred together like the blades of a house fan. “Taking my girlfriend flying.”

***

Jensen was sure Liam meant well. And she was having fun … somewhat. The way the wind rushed over her, whipping through her hair as they soared beneath the stars, filled her with excitement. And for one brief moment, she could pretend that she had grown up on a farm somewhere out in Smallville. That an S could be found on the lacy gray cami she wore beneath her plaid button down.

But every now and then, Liam would change directions mid-air. Then a traitorous part of her would coax her into looking down at the miniature buildings below. And when she did, abdominal back flips. Puke inducing abdominal back flips. Still, she reveled in the magick of the moment, though she tightened her arms around his neck slightly, just to be on the safe side.

Dermott hadn’t been too keen on the idea of them seeing each other, and not just because Liam was a card carrying member of the Sidhe Guard—the Seelie Court’s personal sentry in the mortal realm. But because he’d known Liam before Jensen had come to Lakeside High, back when he was still dating Zoe’s twin sister, Shelby.

Jensen couldn’t help but feel curious about their relationship, though she swore she’d never voice her questions aloud. But it must have been pretty intense, because the break-up had been explosive enough to make Dermott hate the idea of a Liam-Jensen union. Good thing it wasn’t up to him to decide.

Liam spun around, a bit sharply this time. Helpless, Jensen squeezed her eyes shut and buried her face in his neck.

“Sorry about that.” His voice sounded strained and his body had stiffened.

“No problem,” she mumbled. Thinking she was probably turning a nice shade of pixie green, she took a deep breath through her nose. And that’s when she noticed the smell, like burnt kindling during the winter mixed with briny water.

She pried her lids apart, and gasped, choking down a mouth full of smoke. Club H2O was on fire. But before she could form the words to ask what they should do, something clamped down on her shoulder, ripping her from Liam’s arms. And then she was tumbling back to earth.

 

Chapter Four

Jensen hit the ground with a sickening plop, rolling several times until finally finding herself face down in a pile of leaves. Every inch of her body roared in pain. And though nothing seemed broken, she imagined she probably looked like she had just been in a plane crash.

After lying there for a moment, she crawled to her knees and got up on wobbly legs, grasping on to a tree limb for balance. “Liam,” she called out, her voice hoarse from screaming. She was in the woods, somewhere in the vicinity of the blaze. Shadows of smoke had thickened the air, making it difficult to take a breath without coughing. “Liam, where are you?” she choked out.

Crickets chirped.

Jensen’s pulse thundered in the silence as her body trembled with panic. What if he’s not okay? What if whatever snatched me did even worse to him?

Leaves rustled and a branch snapped behind her. “Liam?” But before she could fully spin around to search within the shelter of underbrush, someone grabbed her from behind, covering her mouth and tugging her backward. On instinct, she flailed her arms, squirming to get away. Hell, it could be a pervert.

“Be still,” a velvety voice whispered against her ear, “unless you’re trying to draw them to you.”

Jensen went ramrod stiff as her heart began to batter her ribcage. Brennen. Oh God. How am I gonna get out of this? She’d never be able to outrun him and nixies didn’t have wings.

Slowly, Brennen lowered his hand and stepped beside her, his strange blue eyes focused on the trees. “Are you injured?”

“No.”

“Shhh girl,” he whispered. “Do you not understand the concept of hiding? I’ll give you a hint. Quiet is highly recommended.

She gulped. “Who are we hiding from?” she whispered this time.

He cocked his head to the side, staring at her like she was the dumbest being on the planet. “Haven’t they taught you anything?”

Jensen just blinked, her eyebrows drawn in confusion.

He shook his head, scrubbing his hand down the side of his face. “Typical. The bad guys Jensen. The dragons.”

Okay, clearly he’s bonkers. “Of course, it’s the dragons. Who else would it be?” she said, easing away from him.

“Don’t be stupid girl,” he growled, pinning her with his steely blue gaze.

It was now or never. Jensen broke into a sprint, then slid to a stop soon after, nearly tripping over her own feet when she realized they weren’t alone.

A tall shirtless boy stood in front of her, his skin a deep bronze and his body fit for UFC. His hands pumped open and closed at his sides and small blistered flecks of red and gold pulsed on the top of his chest and shoulders. And strangely enough, those flecks looked a hell of a lot like … well, like the scales of a dragon.

On that note, the man’s mouth stretched wide becoming a vast chasm of licking flames. Frozen in shock, all Jensen could do was scream as the flames passed his lips, leaping out toward her.

Oh my God, he’s breathing fire. Terrified, she dove to the ground, but not quick enough to stop her arm from getting singed. The horrible smell of burnt hair and flesh filled her nose and her stomach revolted.

“Stupid lizard,” Brennen growled, “you do realize you’re supposed to guard the humans, not torch them, right?”

The dragon sneered at him, shrugging. “Certain casualties are desired.”

All of a sudden, Jensen heard someone singing, the voice so terrible and hauntingly beautiful that she could almost picture it ripping apart the soul and luring her in like the line of a fisherman. She reached up to cover her ears and realized she recognized the melody … and the words.

Frowning, she glanced up, finding an amused Brennen staring down at her as he continued singing.

Then as Jensen watched in utter horror, he walked up to the bemused dragon and drew back his blade.

She shut her eyes tight. But the dull thud of the head hitting the ground vibrated through her, and somehow she knew she’d never sleep a wink again.

“Stupid creatures,” Brennen said, shaking his head. “Dumb as a brick.”

“Oh God.”

He pinned her with his icy gaze. “Not God little girl, this was all me. No need to get me a card either. Money will suffice.”

Jensen cleared her throat, trying to think of anything but the dead body lying in front of her or the fact that Brennen still held the blade he’d used to remove the head. “Puff the Magic Dragon, really?”

“I thought it fit the mood perfectly. Besides, the words matter not, only the intent.” He bent down, wiping the blade in the leaves. “You do realize it should’ve worked on you too, right?”

Jensen gulped. “Was that your intent?”

Brennen smiled and Jensen’s blood turned to slush. She scrambled backwards, kicking up broken twigs and dried leaves. But before she could get off the ground, he dropped down in front of her. “What is it about you little human?” he asked, running his finger over her sky and sea pendant. “I still don’t get it.”

“Don’t,” she said, smacking his hand away.

He met her gaze, his pale blue eyes suddenly unreadable as he nodded over her shoulder. “Remind your elf that he owes me a debt. Times two.”

 

Limerick is available for purchase at:

Amazon Kindle for $0.99

Amazon UK

NOTE: Book #1 – Shimmerspell is currently FREE at the Kindle Store. Grab it here!


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The Saturday Giveaway: 5 Kindle Copies of The Queen Bee of Bridgeton! {Updated with Winners}

Happy Saturday!

It’s time for a Frugal eReader Giveaway!

See below for how to win one of five gifted Kindle copies of  The Queen Bee of Bridgeton (Dancing Dream #1), sponsored by the author Leslie DuBois… but first, a little about the novel:

 

When fifteen-year-old Sonya Garrison is accepted into the prestigious Bridgeton Academy, she soon discovers that rich girls are just as dangerous as the thugs in her home of Venton Heights. Maybe more so. After catching the eye of the star, white basketball player and unwittingly becoming the most popular girl in school, she earns the hatred of the three most ruthless and vindictive girls at Bridgeton. Can she defeat the reigning high school royalty? Or will they succeed in ruining her lifelong dream of becoming a world class dancer?

The Queen Bee of Bridgeton (Dancing Dream #1) is available for $0.99 at the Kindle Store

Now, for the giveaway:

Simply leave a comment on this post to be entered to win one of five gifted Kindle copies of Leslie DuBois’ novel, The Queen Bee of Bridgeton (Dancing Dream #1)!

Want more opportunities to win? Share this giveaway via the buttons at the top of this post, and leave a separate comment stating that you’ve done so! {Every share/comment counts as an extra entry!}

Entries will be closed after midnight on Sunday ~ and five random winners will be chosen and notified on Monday!

Good Luck!

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Leslie Gibeaut-Farley

Carmee Ross

Janet Rauschenberg

Jess

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THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: Candy Wars II: Sweet Revenge, R.G. Cordiner {2.99}

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Description:

How far will you go to rescue a friend?

One year after their epic battles with the Candy King and the Tooth Fairies, James and Emily have a problem. They are bored. Normal life is just so … normal. But they are soon faced with a bigger problem. No one is collecting the teeth! Mounds and mounds of teeth are just sitting there. Soon a weak portal appears and James and Emily find themselves back in a world that they no longer recognise. A desolate, ruined wasteland is all that remains of the island. Who did this? Is it the work of the Candy King? What happened to all the Tooth Fairies and their friends? And what creature is lurking in the sand? James and Emily are about to embark on their most amazing adventure yet, one they will be lucky to survive.

“Candy King? Ha! He is a sweetie compared to me!”

 

Accolade:

5 Star Review from Candy Beauchamp {Amazon Reader Review}:

My daughter is a big fan of Candy Wars: The Tooth Fairies vs The Candy King so when I told her this one had come in from the author for review, I am pretty sure the entire state of Texas heard her squeal. I couldn’t get it on her kindle fast enough. I was excited too. Candy Wars was one of my fave kiddo books from last year. Adventurous fun with a whole lot of heart.

So, my 8-year-old daughter and I read this one at the same time. I would be sitting there reading and she’d come over and say “OMG, Mom! It’s brown sugar!” or “The archers are back!!!!” or something like that. I don’t want to spoil it, but honestly, it was a lot of fun with some of the characters we came to know and love in the first book and new ones that we love – and love to hate.

I won’t mince words… the author can write. How on earth he’s not been picked up and published traditionally, I’ll never know. The level of fun in this series is over the top. It’s a great age group to target, they are still into magic and fantasy and fun. It’s funny because my 10-year-old, who refused to read it at first, is now reading it from hearing my daughter and I talk about it – so is my husband. To me, this is important… it’s a story that we both enjoyed. I didn’t feel like it was dumbed down for me and she didn’t feel like it was over her head. It really gave us a good bond to be able to talk about it and to have both really completely enjoyed it.

I recommend this book for kids – and adults alike. You don’t have to have read the first one, but I would tell you to go ahead and get ‘em both. They are also available as a set called Candy Wars I and II: The Sugar Hit.


Amazon Reader Reviews:

Candy Wars II: Sweet Revenge currently has an Amazon reader review rating of 5 stars. Read the reviews here.

Read the 5 Star reviews for Candy Wars I here.

 

An excerpt from Candy Wars II: Sweet Revenge:

“BRRP”

“James!” exclaimed Emily, holding her nose, “do you have to belch in here?”

James grinned, “Better out than in, sis! Hang on, I’ve got another one coming….”

“Look, we need to get to bed, we can’t ju…”

“BRRRAAAP” James opened his mouth and let out an almighty belch.  The stink waves raced across the small bedroom and smacked Emily in the nose.  She turned her head away and choked.  Toothpaste, sausages and ice cream all mixed together was not a good smell!

“Pardon me,” James grinned again.

Emily walked over and turned off the light.

“Hey!” cried James, “what’s the deal?  I don’t want to go to bed yet!”

“Well I do, especially after all those gross smells you’ve filled the room up with!” Emily threw the covers over her head.

Cats have a highly sophisticated sense of smell, so when James let loose his giant burp, Muffins ran over to the bedroom door to get out.  The chief patter and feeder was ignoring him.  He started to scratch at the door.  She came over … and turned off the light!  Muffins was feeling queasy.  He dashed over and scrambled under the bed.  He scrunched up his nose.  There were three pairs of smelly, stained underpants under the bed!  He rushed out and stood in the middle of the carpet, trying to catch his breath.  This was ridiculous!

James came over and picked Muffins up.

“See, even poor Muffins wants to stay up and party!”

Emily remained under the covers and ignored him.

James sighed, put down the cat and went over to his bed.  He couldn’t wait for the day that he would finally have his own room.  Not that he didn’t like his sister now, she was ok, it was just that … he needed his own space.

James slowly got into bed and lay there, staring at the ceiling.  A gentle breeze wafted through the window and the curtains softly waved at him.

PHHMP

Muffins landed with a thud on the end of his bed.

He lay still.  Hopefully the cat would just curl up and go to sleep.

No such luck.

Muffins padded across the bed and then jumped on James’ chest.

“UGH!” James winced as the heavy cat knocked the wind out of him.

He closed his eyes and pretended to be asleep.

Muffins tilted his head to one side, watching the human.

Then he started purring.

PRRR, PRR, PRR

No response.

He started kneading the boy’s chest with his claws.

No response.

A large dollop of drool collected in the corner of the cat’s mouth.  It pooled up like a giant lake on the side of his head.  A long stream of cat spit slowly started to descend towards James’ open mouth.  His eyes remained closed, still desperately hoping the purring cat would stop.

The drool dangled lower like a climber hanging by a rope over a large cave.

PLP

It landed in James’ open mouth.

KUGH! KUGH!

James sat bolt upright, coughing and retching and sending Muffins flying across the room.

“Gross!” He held his tongue out.

James looked over at Emily, but she was still under the covers, presumably asleep.

He glared at the cat.

Stupid cat, he thought.

Muffins glared back.

Stupid human!

James turned away and tried to get to sleep.

Muffins padded silently across the floor towards James’ bed and then paused, thought better of it and curled up in a ball on the floor.


Candy Wars II: Sweet Revenge is available for purchase at:

Amazon Kindle for $2.99

Amazon UK for £1.71

Candy Wars I and II are available as one book for $3.49!


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Top Five Under Five Friday {Horror}

Happy Friday! Check out the Top Five Under Five bestselling Horror eBooks from the Kindle Store!

 

#1 ~ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith ~ $4.79 {3.5 Stars, 525 Reviews}

#2Big Machine: A Novel, Victor Lavalle ~ $0.99 {4 Stars, 27 Reviews}

#3 ~ Season Of The Harvest, Michael R. Hicks ~ $0.99 {4.5 Stars, 62 Reviews}

#4 ~ Beautiful Sins: Olivia Lowery (Book 2) (The Thaneaddus Chronicles), Jennifer Hampton ~ $0.99 {5 Stars, 5 Reviews}

#5Hollowland (The Hollows, #1), Amanda Hocking ~ $0.99 {4.5 Stars, 183 Reviews}

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THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: Taking Stock, CJ West {$2.99}

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Taking Stock

Description:

Set in Boston’s Financial District and Back Bay, Taking Stock pits Erica Fletcher against an ego-maniacal boss and a scheming mastermind who steals millions from the customers of Boston’s premier investment firm.

Erica Fletcher has been pushing herself to exhaustion to ward off demons from her childhood. She’s wildly successful at work, financially secure and incredibly fit, but at 34 her romantic life has yet to begin. Erica chooses exactly the wrong time for a journey of self-discovery. Romance blossoms with a charming coworker who has been pursuing her for years, but she soon discovers she’s been framed for a massive theft. Erica must fight for her life and struggle to hold on to the new woman she has become.

 

Accolade:

“C.J. develops his characters brilliantly and makes them easily identifiable with and believable, unlike so many characters who seem to need a cape and cowl to do what they do in suspense novels.” –Frank Cinnella


Amazon Reader Reviews:

Taking Stock currently has an Amazon review rating of 4.5 stars. Read the reviews here.


An excerpt from Taking Stock:

Chapter One

A single monitor glowed among the racks of black cabinets abuzz with the stirring of three hundred tiny electric fans. The server farm was hard at work crunching the day’s results down into thousands of reports for the investment managers to digest the next morning. The people who attended these machines and the wealth they represented had long gone home. The constant drone of the two-ton compressor and the fans blowing cold air beneath the floor drowned out any sound beyond the glass walls and left him completely isolated in this narrow walkway between cabinets. His early fears had been replaced by a polished routine, a well-rehearsed alibi, and a knowledge that very few people stirred in the office this late at night.

The machine finished its work with spectacular results, but this was not the time for celebration. Calmly his fingers tapped on the keys and the machine went to work erasing every trace of his work here tonight. Seconds later, the CD ejected and he slipped it into his bag. He arranged the computer desktop the way he had found it, locked the glass cabinet door and slipped to the end of the row. There against the wall he watched for movements in the myriad reflections. He waited and listened nearly a minute before slipping down the ramp and out the door.

The cubicles beyond were silent, office lights switched off.

He eased down the hall ten feet to the security room door, slid the key into the lock and slipped in. Gladly out of sight again. He’d be done in another few minutes. Very few people had access to this room, and those who did rarely stepped inside. Another series of cabinets lined two walls. These were filled with wires rather than computers. The single PC monitored the comings and goings at every entrance the company controlled. A few doors, like the one to this room, operated with keys, but most required a plastic access card. When someone opened an electronic lock their identity was captured here. He scrolled down the list looking for the problem he’d found several times before.

Here it was again.

She couldn’t enter nineteen and then get up here to twenty-two ten minutes later. None of the exits downstairs had been opened in that time. A few clicks and the evidence of her visit to nineteen vanished. It would be impossible to know who passed out the doors when she eventually left; impossible for anyone to piece together what he’d done.

He turned to the VCR and ejected the tape. The one he replaced it with looked old enough to have been around a few months. It had, although everything on it had been erased, just as the one in his hands would be before he returned it to the stack.

The monitor on the wall showed an empty computer room then several dim hallways around the building. She was there somewhere and it would be just his luck for her to get her face recorded coming in rather than out. Damn workaholic. If he was lucky, he’d get out before she left nineteen. The last thing he needed was to bump into her as he left the room. If the bitchy do-gooder got suspicious, getting in and out would be a nightmare and the whole thing would come to a halt. He couldn’t afford that.

The computer didn’t record his exit from the security closet. The only evidence he’d been there was in his black leather bag and that would be short lived. He strode briskly for the lobby, far too intent for the hour. Alerted to his presence in the hall, the motion sensor unlocked the door with an audible click. The tiny electric device hummed as the latch was held open for him. The security computer logged an exit that could only belong to Erica Fletcher.

Down the elevator and into the Boston spring air he went.


Taking Stock is available for purchase at:

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The Necromancer, P. M. Richter {$0.99}

Michelle was brutally attacked in her locked hotel room in Las Vegas. The police didn’t believe her and thought she must have lured a man up to her hotel room for a little sexual adventure, which went dangerously out of control.

Michelle sustained visible scars from the terrifying and almost lethal attack, but pure fear motivated the move from her home in California to Hawaii. She’s scared her attacker will come back. She’s sure the next time he’ll kill her. Now she has a successful career and she figures abstinence is an acceptable, if lonely, way to live.

Michelle decides that an affair with a wickedly handsome man who moves into her building might cure her of the humiliating, embarrassing, and uncontrollable anxiety attacks which plague her whenever she finds herself alone with a man.

How could she know that she made the worst possible choice?

Omar Satinov, the man Michelle has chosen, is a secret, whispered legend across several continents. His lure is a mystical religion based upon Witchcraft; his hook, the addictive herbal products he sells his followers. But does he really have supernatural powers, as many of his disciples believe?

What readers are saying:

“…I would recommend this book very highly! It was an extremely entertaining read that kept me hooked right up to the end.”

“… Being from Honolulu myself, I really enjoyed the references to some of my old haunts in Necromancer. However, I never knew so much intrigue was going on!”

“… I am left wanting to read more of the authors work. It was one of the best books that I have read lately, and I read a lot.”

“… Enjoyed every moment reading this book. Kept me up until 5 am for 3 nights running. All the characters are well developed, the story moves so fast and smoothly there was no place to stop, nor did I want to. Looking forward to reading her other books.”

The average Amazon reader review is currently 4.5 stars {16 reviews}.

Click here to read more about and purchase The Necromancer for $0.99 from Amazon

The Vampire Way, Derek Clendening {$2.99}

Eighteen year old Rick Thompson is a marked man. When Damien Masonite comes to his school, he knows something is up. And when his friends start falling to vampire attacks, he knows that he and his girlfriend Laura are next. The quest to understand immortality, true love and undying friendship compromise his safety even more. Can he keep his best friends, his true love and keep his mortal life?

What readers are saying:

“I really could not put this book down and I read it in a day . . . I’m sure many would enjoy The Vampire Way and all it has to offer.” –Far From Reality.

“A must have for those who love the blood sucker genre.” –Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Black and Orange.

The average Amazon reader review is currently 2.5 stars {2 reviews}.

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The Dead Past – A Felicity Grove Mystery, Tom Piccirilli {$3.99}

Welcome to Felicity Grove…

This upstate New York village is as small as it is peaceful. But somehow Jonathan Kendrick’s eccentric grandma Anna always manages to find trouble. Crime, scandal, you name it … this wheel-chair-bound senior citizen is involved. So when the phone rings at 4 AM in Jonathan’s New York City apartment, he knows to expect some kind of dilemma. But Anna’s outdone herself this time. She’s stumbled across a dead body in her trash can.

What readers are saying:

“The Dead Past is a grabber of a story and a strong character study of people seemingly living in paradise who realize that all that glitters is not gold.”

“Simultaneously mesmerizing, frightening, and poignant … a brilliant whodunit.”

“Put on a warm coat, boots and a mystery mind and join the characters in this well-written, page-turning, thoroughly satisfying murder mystery.”

The average Amazon reader review is currently 5 stars {2 reviews}.

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