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You are a Toronto police detective, lying in the gutter, shot by the man you were pursuing, and your life is slipping slowly awayMonday, January 13th, 2020
New Lyons Sequence #3
Sickness unto Death
Synth revolution has come at last. The supposedly synthetic beings
humans crafted to do their dirty work for them have fully actualized
their own humanityâ€”and they no longer acquiesce in their
enslavement. Victory in the struggle to tear down the institutions of
oppression seems just a matter of time. But the halls of power are
not so easily shakenâ€”and a counterstrike is inevitable.
Detective Jason Campbell has pledged his life to the Synthetic cause.
So when a mysterious virus starts wiping out Synths left and
rightâ€”and shows signs of mutating to target everyone elseâ€”he must
lead a race against time to prevent the outbreak of the most horrific
plague the world has ever seen. If he succeeds, heâ€™ll expose the
moral bankruptcy of the depraved elites who will stop at nothing to
restore the old order. If he fails, it could mean the end of life on
this planet. For both Synth and Human.
New Lyons Sequence #2
were manufactured to look human and perform physical labor, but they
were still only machines. Thatâ€™s what the people who usedâ€”and
abusedâ€”them believed, until the truth was revealed: Synths are
independent, sentient beings. Now, the governments of the world must
either recognize their human nature and grant them their rightful
freedom, or brace for a revolution.
New Lyons Detective Jason Campbell has committed himself to the
Synthsâ€™ cause, willing to fight every army the human race marches
against them. But they have an even greater enemy in Walton
Biogenics, the syndicate behind the creation and distribution of the
â€œartificialâ€ humans. The company will stop at nothing to protect
their secretsâ€”and the near-mythological figure known to Synths as
â€œThe First,â€ whose very existence threatens the balance of power
across the world . . .
New Lyons Sequence #1
look like us. Act like us. But they are not human. Created to
perform the menial tasks real humans detest, Synths were designed
with only a basic intelligence and minimal emotional response. It
stands to reason that they have no rights. Like any technology, they
are designed for human convenience. Disposable.
the city of New Lyons, Detective Jason Campbell is investigating a
vicious crime: a female body found mutilated and left in the streets.
Once the victim is identified as a Synth, the crime is designated no
more than the destruction of property, and Campbell is pulled from
when a mysterious stranger approaches Campbell and asks him to
continue his investigation in secret, Campbell is dragged into a dark
world of unimaginable corruption. One that leaves him questioning the
true nature of humanity.
what he discovers is only the beginning . . .
Nicholas was born in Lexington,
Virginia, though within six months he moved (or was moved, rather) to
Stuttgart, Germany. Thus began the long journey of the military brat,
hopping from state to state and country to country until, at present,
he has accumulated nearly thirty relocations. This experience taught
him that, regardless of where one found oneself, people were largely
the same. When not writing, Nick spends his time practicing a variety
of martial arts, playing games (video, tabletop, and otherwise), and
reading everything he can get his hands on. Nick currently resides in
Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, a pair of indifferent cats, a
neurotic Papillion, and an Australian Shepherd who (rightly) believes
he is in charge of the day-to-day affairs.
Robert E. Dunn
detective Katrina â€œHurricaneâ€ Williams confronts deep-rooted hate
and greed in the Missouri Ozarks in this riveting police proceduralâ€¦
at first appears to be a brush fire in some undeveloped bottom land
yields the charred remains of a young African-American man. As
sheriffâ€™s Katrina Williams conducts her in-spection of the crime
scene, she discovers broken headstones and disturbed open graves in a
Katrina attempts to sort out a complex backwoods criminal network
involving the Aryan Brotherhood, meth dealers, and the Ozarks
Nightriders motorcycle gang, she is confronted by the sudden
appearance of a person out of her own past who may be involved. And
what seems like a clear-cut case of racially motivated murder is
further complicated by rumors of hidden silver and dark family
histories. To uncover the ugly truth, Katrina will need to dig up
past crimes and shameful secrets that certain people would kill to
keep buried . . .
Williams Book 2
the author of A Living Grave comes a gripping police procedural
featuring sheriff’s detective Katrina Williams as she exposes the
dark underbelly of Appalachia . . .
up the Truth
recovering from tragedy and grieving a devastating loss, Iraq war
veteran and sheriff’s detective Katrina Williams copes the only way
she knows howâ€”by immersing herself in work. A body’s just been
pulled from the lake with a fish haul, but what seems like a
straight-forward murder case over the poaching of paddlefish for
domestic caviar quickly becomes murkier than the depths of the lake.
a second body is foundâ€”an illegal Peruvian refugee woman linked to
a charismatic tent revival preacher. But as Katrina tries to
investigate the enigmatic evangelist, she is blocked by antagonistic
FBI agents and Army CID personnel. When more young female refu-gees
disappear, she must partner with deputy Billy Blevins, who stirs
mixed feelings in her, to connect the lake murder to the refugees.
Katrina is no stranger to darkness, but cold-blooded conspirators
plan to make sure she’ll never again see the light of day . . .
Williams Book 1
first in a gritty new series featuring sheriffâ€™s detective Katrina
Williams, as she investigates moonshine, murder, and the ghosts of
her own pastâ€¦
Williams left the Army ten years ago disillusioned and damaged. Now a
sheriffâ€™s detective at home in the Missouri Ozarks, Katrina is
living her life one case at a timeâ€”between mandated therapy
sessionsâ€”until she learns that sheâ€™s a suspect in a military
investigation with ties to her painful past.
disappearance of a local girl is far from the routine distraction,
however. Brutally murdered, the girlâ€™s corpse is found by a
bottlegger whose information leads Katrina into a tangled web of
teenagers, moonshiners, motorcycle clubs, and a fellow veteran
battling illness and his own personal demons. Unraveling each thread
will take time Â Katrina might not have as the Army investigator
turns his searchlight on the devastating incident that ended her
military career. Now Katrina will need to dig deep for the
truthâ€”before sheâ€™s found buriedâ€¦
E. Dunn was born an Army brat and grew up in the Missouri Ozarks. He
wrote his first book at age eleven turning a series of Jack Kirby
comic books into a hand written novel.
many years in the, mostly, honest work of video and film production
he produced everything from documentaries, to training films and his
favorite, travelogues. He returned to writing mystery, horror, and
fantasy fiction for publication after the turn of the century. It
seemed like a good time for change even if the changes were not
always his choice.
Dunn is the author of the horror novels, THE RED HIGHWAY, MOTORMAN,
and THE HARROWING, as well as the Katrina Williams mystery/thriller
series, A LIVING GRAVE, A PARTICULAR DARKNESS, and the upcoming A
in Plain Sight
McCloud Book 1
add ghosts and stir!
is an amateur sleuth with the hots for a cop on the local police
force. And Jerry is on her trail, but not because he wants her
is a suspect in a murder investigation.
Summer dons a wig and sunglasses and disappears, her best friend,
Agnes, is worried–will Summer end up being another
Jerry is seen on the news asking her to turn herself in.
she heed his warning?
out in this fast-paced sexy and humorous thriller by picking up a
to readers: If you are a stickler for police procedures or read a lot
of hard-boiled murder mysteries, this might not be the book for you!
McCloud book 2
and Jerryâ€™s romantic weekend takes a dark turn when they discover
the body of a young woman in the surf.Â
the local police deny the crime and the newspaper prints nothing,
Jerry and Summer realize they are on their own. But they have no idea
how deep they will have to dig to find out the truth. The murder is
only a thread in a web of lies that extends to the furthest reaches
of political office.
Summerâ€™s visions to be the only clues? Jerry doesnâ€™t think so,
his focus on good old-fashioned detective work, but when he doubts
her psychic abilities the trust between them begins to crumble.
the days pass, Jerry and Summer come to understand that not only
their relationship, but their very lives are in jeopardy.
and White and Red All Over
McCloud Book 3
terrible school shooting has the entire sleepy town of Ames in an
uproar. Who would do such a thing, and why canâ€™t the witnesses
remember any details about the shooter?Â
Summer has a visit from a ghost sheâ€™s left wondering…could
someone long dead actually heft an assault rifle?
with the furor over the murders, Summer is falling for Jerry again,
despite his obvious deranged state of mind. Add to that the upcoming
wedding between Sam and Agnes, and include a smattering of ghosts and
possible psychopaths to the guest list, and you have a recipe for
McCloud Book 4
is in Scotland doing an errand for a ghost. But when she comes face
to face with her distant past her world turns upside down.Â
Ross McCloud, a ghost in the Ames graveyard, has sent her on this
fool’s errand, his facts confused. And when Summer discovers the
truth she’s already in over her head.
she succumb to the charms of the handsome highlander she can picture
running across the moors in a kilt, or will she pull herself away
before it’s too late?
out in this fast-paced romantic tale of love and loss.
Night of the Jaguar
McCloud Book 5
honeymoon without a husband is not so fun.
is beautiful, but without Jerry, Summer’s hopes of sunbathing,
margaritas, and rolling around in bed together, are ruined.
it’s the dead body in the cenote that clinches it. Jerry is working
on a case that he never mentioned, and Summer is left out– that is
until she decides to do a little sleuthing herself.
with the help from ghosts and a jaguar Summer is out of her depth.
And when her life is put in in danger it is up to Jerry to save her.
Will he make it in time?
out by reading this fast-paced supernatural thriller.
graduated with a BA in art and English from Sonoma State University
in California. I’ve been an avid reader since I first learned how and
a writer from my early teenage years on. I’ve had several art related
businesses, including greeting cards and more recently a silk
painting business. When I began to write in earnest I put aside the
art, concentrating only on the writing.
traveled a lot over the years, finding inspiration wherever I go.
Scotland holds a special place in my heart, hence the setting for
“The Moonstone”. I had to make a 4th trip there to do
research as I was putting the book together!
Rock, Texas, spending her time reading, collecting, and selling
booksâ€”at least, the ones that donâ€™t get eaten first by her
fatherâ€™s pet armadillo. Running the family bookstore is a demanding
job, but solving murders on the side can be flat out dangerousâ€¦
itâ€™s a part of the communityâ€”and Charli is keeping busy with a
fundraising auction and the big rodeo event thatâ€™s come to town.
That includes dealing with the Texas-sized egos of some celebrity
cowboys, including Dalton Hibbs, a blond, blue-eyed bull rider who
gets overly rowdy one night with the local hairdresser . . . and soon
afterward, disappears into thin air.
brother also vanished seven years agoâ€”and Charli is thrown about
whether Dalton is a villain or a victim. After a close call with an
assailant wielding a branding iron (that plays havoc with her hair),
and some strange vandalism on her property, sheâ€™s going to have to
team up with the sheriff to untangle this mystery, before she gets
gored . . .
Roberts during her early childhood: detective, investigative
reporter, and . . .nun. Being a nun, however, dropped by the wayside
when she became aware of boysâ€”they were the spice of life she
couldn’t deny. In high school her path was forged when she took her
first job at a dry cleaners and met every cop in town, especially the
lone female police officer in patrol. From that point on there was no
stopping Kym’s pursuit of a career in law enforcement. Kym followed
her dream and became a detective who fulfilled her desire to be an
investigative reporter, with one extra perkâ€”a badge. Promoted to
sergeant, Kym spent the majority of her career in SVU. She retired
from the job reluctantly when her husband dragged her kicking and
screaming to another state, but writing continued to call her name,
at least in her head. Visit her on the web at kymroberts.com.
McKenna walks into a psychologistâ€™s office and finds that the
doctor bears a striking resemblance to his first love, Lainie, who
disappeared ten years ago after their disastrous first date ended in
violence. Dr. Elizabeth Parker is really Elaine Wilson, Jaxâ€™s
Lainie. Sheâ€™s been in hiding since the night that changed both
their lives. Jax discovers the truth when the killer lets Lainie know
heâ€™s found her. When Jax and Lainie go on the run to keep Lainie
safe, old feelings resurface as the killer threatens their lives.Â Can
Jax save Lainie and help her stay Invisible?
professional by day, she writes out the stories in her head by night.
keyboard) during NaNoWriMo in 2012 and has never looked back. When
sheâ€™s not typing away on her latest story with music playing in the
background, she can usually be found spending time with her family
Scorned byÂ Â
What do you do when your biggest case has come to an end? Stuck with mandatory desk duty, Detective Ali Ryan’sÂ life as she knows it, is over. Six months without any action brought out a hunger to get back in the field.
What sheÂ got, was much more than she bargained for. The body of Blake Ambrose, one of the best defense attorneys inÂ Dutchess County, has washed up on the shores of the Hudson River. Is this the case that will get her back on herÂ feet? Or will it end up being her last?
About the author:
Andrew Hess is a resident of Long Island New York who likes to spend much of his time traveling between Long Island, New York City and the Dutchess County areas. In 2011 he debuted with his first book Chamber of Souls, a small book of free verse poetry which depicted the struggles of a man who thought he had everything in the world only to feel like he lost everything after a rough break-up. In 2013, Andrew debuted his novel The Phoenix Blade: Project Justice; the first in The Phoenix Blade series.
Andrew is also a blogger at TheWritersRevolution13.blogspot.com where he interviews and promotes other authors in order to assist indie authors get more exposure. Andrew is also a frequent guest on the Anthony Charles Podcast, a show dedicated to creative professionals as they give insight into their works and the lives they lead; guests have included authors, comedians, musicians, stuntmen, actors and producers.
Disconnect by Rachel Trautmiller, now available.
Somebody knows Detective Amanda Nettles more than she cares to acknowledge. With one phone call, a faceless and genderless madman, proves he knows every dark secret Amanda hasâ€”even those sheâ€™s never uttered to a soul.
Two explosions have rocked downtown (more…)
Aisha has a very different style of writing, very different from what I am accustomed to; actually it is not bad. It took me a minute to understand that this phrase isnâ€™t bad: â€œFortunately the imp grew arm-weary and after a hectic minute and a half he paused to get his breath.â€ Cool, nicely expressed. As English is my second language, it took me a lot longer to read this story. I had to ask, Is this phrase all right? I learned that it is fine even when is not the kind of English to which I am accustomed. Imagine that! Well, you are just going to have to read it for yourself to see what I mean. (more…)
This is an intriguing tale of a small town in Midway, Georgia. It is beautifully written by a great author. The main character is a young divorced woman by the name of Kennedy. She is a university student that works as the head librarian and also part time in a storage unit, where she lives. Her mother is the sweetest woman and many times too helpful when she takes Kennedyâ€™s time for granted.
Because of her divorce from the sheriff in town, Kennedy is looked upon (more…)
This is an excellent story for kids from eight to twelve years old that others will enjoy, too. It is easy to read and a great mix of an old-fashioned country family and a robot. (more…)
This is a review for readersfavorite.com
I just finished Souls on Boring Street and find the story very captivating. It is a romance with some sleuthing in it. I love the cover. It is well done and colorful. It portrays the theme of the book to a T.
The copy I have says that it is a review copy and that the printed book may not be the same. (more…)
Well, like I said in the blog before thisâ€¦ A battle scene is fast paced and you can make it a surprise attack or an expected battle. Just remember that you want to hook your readers fast, and not all battle scenes will do it by themselves. You have to make the readers care for the one who is losing and despise those who are winning. (more…)