12-14-2011 05:32 PM
Nobody Gets Lucky by Giselle Renarde
When Justine brings Lucky home for Christmas, the family isn’t shy in expressing their dislike of the quirky, single mother. Even Grandma’s taking pot shots at Lucky all through dinner! Sure, Lucky’s tattoos and tight clothes make her an easy target in Mother’s prim and proper dining room, but there’s so much the family doesn’t understand about the woman Justine loves. When they do find out more about Lucky’s past, will they be willing to accept her at all, or will they be able to embrace Justine’s new love?
A short story from our Nibs literary line.
About Author Giselle Renarde:
Giselle is an acclaimed author of both romance and erotica titles. In 2010, Giselle joined Untreed Reads with the literary short story Ugly Naked People, which has received much praise for its deft handling of the topic of eating disorders and relationships. In 2011, Untreed Reads published her straight romance short Love Again.
12-14-2011 06:16 PM
Christmas Baby by Johnny Miles
It’s Christmas Eve morning, 1957, and John wakes up to find his parents are missing. When he realizes they never came home from a holiday party they attended the night before, John calls his estranged uncle, a man he barely remembers and hasn’t seen in nearly 14 years. Together, they face a life-changing tragedy and John discovers a family secret that’s been tucked away like the Christmas presents hidden in his parent’s coat closet.
A short work of fiction from our Nibs literary line.
About Author Johnny Miles:
Johnny Miles began writing an early age. In 1985 his first erotic story was published in Numbers magazine. Since then, his other stories have appeared in various gay magazines. Over the past three years, Johnny’s been published by Loose Id Publications and is the author of m/m romance e-books, Learning to Samba, Lauderdale Hearts, and Casa Rodrigo. He’s also self-published gay erotic titles, including Carlo and My Uncle Piri: A Coney Island Adventure.
Christmas Baby is his first foray outside of the m/m erotic romance genre into mainstream fiction, and has already reached #3 on the RainbowEbooks.com bestseller list.
Johnny currently lives in Fort Lauderdale with his partner of 15 years, 3 lunatic Pugs and a prissy, prima donna cat. His website is: http://johnny-miles.com/Johnny_Miles/Welcome.html.
12-14-2011 06:49 PM
Home for Christmas by Victor J. Banis
Their mother dead early, their father uninterested, the Wallace twins had grown up in the care of an ever-changing succession of housekeepers, with no one close but one another. Fortunately, they had always been content with that company and had almost never been apart.
Now, Adam has met someone and, without preamble, married her. Robert is bereft, and the stage is set for a Christmas nobody is likely to forget.
A short story from our Nibs literary line.
About Author Victor J. Banis:
Victor J. Banis is the critically acclaimed author (“master’s touch in storytelling,” Publishers Weekly) of some 200 books in a career spanning nearly half a century. A native of Ohio and longtime Californian, he lives and writes now in West Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge. He is the author of the Untreed Reads releases Changing Views, Tell Them Katy Did, The Princess of the Andes, Illusions and Neighbors.
12-14-2011 08:33 PM
Outlaw Pizza by Steve Bartholomew
Ever since they outlawed giving presents, only outlaws give presents.
What would happen if gift-giving and Christmas were outlawed? Some guys would do stuff just because they were told they couldn’t. For a couple of young desperadoes, looking to make reputations, laws were meant to be broken … especially when they’re hungry for pizza.
A short work of alternate history from our Orbits line.
About Author Steve Bartholomew:
Steve Bartholomew spent three years in the US Army where he learned a lot of vital skills, such as how to use a soldering iron and screwdriver, as well as how to make the bed, mop the floor, and wash dishes. He grew up and spent most of his life in San Francisco. After obtaining a liberal arts degree, he became a social worker and did more than 20 years in the mean streets of New York City, San Francisco, and rural California.
He is now devoted to writing books, which he feels he should have been doing in the first place. He has written some science fiction and fantasy, but is now mainly interested in tales of the Old West. His previously published works include The Terrorist Plot at Gopherville, Gold, A Tale of the California Gold Rush, Journey to Rhyolite, Chapel Perilous and the Untreed Reads Publishing release The Imaginary Emperor.
12-14-2011 09:35 PM
Blood Money by K.J. Janssen
The National Rare Blood Association is suspected of laundering money to terrorist groups. When Private Investigator Mark Matthews and FBI Agent Susan Harrington collect evidence against the NRBA, they become willing combatants in the “War on Terror.”
John Portman, Director of Security for the NRBA is equally intent on avoiding detection. When he traces Mark’s and Susan’s probe into the NRBA’s computer, Agent Harrington soon finds herself the victim of a savage abduction. Mark is called in for his highly developed techniques for locating missing persons in the hopes of finding her.
Recovery of Susan only fuels the romance building between the two law enforcers. However, unknown to both, Portman’s assistant Mel Tarkington is hell bent on revenge against the pair, waiting for the right opportunity to penetrate the shield of protection the FBI erects around them.
About Author K.J. Janssen:
Ken was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from NYU with a BS in Management & Industrial Relations. His business career was spent in management and logistics consulting; experience that he has incorporated into his writing. Blood Money is the first in his new Mark Matthews series.
Ken has epublished several short stories at Nights and Weekends, Writing Raw and Long Story Short. He lives in Ohio, with his wife Jeannette.
12-15-2011 07:12 AM - edited 12-15-2011 07:15 AM
Strange sounds emanating from the swamp startled Jack during the night. Alone in the house, he wondered what was outside. Would he determine what was tormenting him before it was too late?
A short story with about 2300 words.
12-15-2011 07:47 PM
Here's a thought for the holidays, either to read yourself or give as a gift. The ebook is just 99 cents through the rest of the year. The paperback is 9.99 and there's still time to order a copy.
What readers are saying so far on the BN site:
This author writes a great mystery. Moves right along. Have read all her books and have love them all
Really great short read for a cold wintery night
Suspenseful to the max
Very good mystery, I love the writing style of this author. She brings depth to the characters and develops a very realistic storyline that kept me on edge. Loved it.
Great psychological suspense...couldn't put this down.
Great book, especially for the holidays!
This really suspenseful thriller revolves around a family at the holidays. The plot builds to a boil in this exciting book.
12-15-2011 08:15 PM
Under Witch Aura is now available!
There’s an ill wind blowing in Santa Fe, and it’s touching every witch Adriel knows, including White Feather, who is far more important to Adriel than just any warlock. In search of answers, she delves into ancient magic, a family secret and dangerous religious rituals.
Whoever is manipulating the elements appears to be after the ultimate goal: forbidden power over life and death.
Adriel will go to the ends of the earth to keep those she loves safe, but if she lures the enemy away, will she be able to save herself? Her only hope is to use earth magic to hide from the very air she breathes as she hunts down an unseen and untenable evil.
The Moon Shadow Series is an urban fantasy adventure. The first in the series is:
Enjoy! And Merry Christmas everyone!
12-18-2011 02:14 PM - edited 12-18-2011 02:15 PM
Curl up with the little ones around the fireplace or in bed with a great read along mystery tale that teaches children why rumors can be harmful. If you haven't tried it, then it's the perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas:
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12-18-2011 10:48 PM
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