01-05-2012 02:28 PM
Big Red by Lorraine Sears
All Lindsay wants is a normal life. What she’s got is anything but.
Betrothed to the Devil by her greedy father, Lindsay was blissfully unaware there was anything unusual about her life until her twenty-first birthday, when the groom appeared before her and presented her with a black diamond wedding band.
Displaying uncharacteristic patience and soft heartedness toward his young wife, Big Red (as Lindsay calls him) endures all her attempts to annul their union and forge an independent life as far away from his world as she can possibly get. In the end, all he really wants is her happiness.
When the ghost of Lindsay’s father visits and offers her exactly what she wants, will she still be so eager to rid herself of her husband?
A paranormal romance and a Hell of a lot of fun from our Orbits sci-fi/fantasy short story line.
About Author Lorraine Sears:
Lorraine joined Untreed Reads publishing in 2010 with her flash fiction story A Daughter’s Love. She followed this up with the Thanksgiving flash story Pumpkin Lie and the romance short Wasting Time.
01-13-2012 06:22 PM
Pointed Remarks by Jack Ewing
Place a young man and a young woman together in a cramped apartment. Stir in a pinch of jealousy, a dash of spite, a hint of infidelity. Steep in a broth of alcohol and let simmer before bringing to a slow boil. It’s a fast, easy recipe for murder…
A short work of crime from our Fingerprints line.
About Author Jack Ewing:
A creative writing/English graduate of Parsons College (Iowa) and a post-graduate student at the State University of New York, Jack Ewing has published more than 100 million words for print, broadcast, Internet and other media since 1960. A former radio station copywriter, advertising agency creative director, and longtime freelancer, he has published over 600 short stories, five novels, ten full-length nonfiction works, thousands of articles and reference entries, and tens of thousands of ads. A marketing specialist/consultant since 1970, he has won 225 industry creative awards for communication. Jack has lived in Idaho since 1980.
Jack has previously published short stories with Untreed Reads including English Lessons, Throwaways and CatManDo.
01-13-2012 06:47 PM
The Laundress of Silver Lake by Julie Jansen
In a future world of deadly solar flares and cloned dinosaurs, an investigative journalist sets out to uncover the truth about an urban myth: the Laundress of Silver Lake. As he wanders the banks of the lake he discovers some mysteries are better left unsolved.
A short story from our Orbits sci-fi/fantasy line.
About Author Julie Jansen:
Julie Jansen lives in Olympia, Washington where she spends gray, rainy days writing quirky little stories when she’s not teaching Italian or sneaking vegetables into her bonus children’s food. She’s an Associate Editor for Dark Moon Digest and co-creator of the Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour. Her stories have appeared in One Buck Horror, Nature, Twit Publishing’s Summer/Fall 2011 PULP! Anthology, and the WTF!? anthology published by Pink Narcissus Press. You can find out more about her writing by visiting www.juliejansen.blogspot.com.
01-16-2012 06:53 PM
Shakespeare By Another Name by Mark Anderson
The debate over the true author of the Shakespeare canon has raged for centuries. Astonishingly little evidence supports the traditional belief that Will Shakespeare, the actor and businessman from Stratford-upon-Avon, was the author. Legendary figures such as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Sigmund Freud have all expressed grave doubts that an uneducated man who apparently owned no books and never left England wrote plays and poems that consistently reflect a learned and well-traveled insider’s perspective on royal courts and the ancient feudal nobility. Recent scholarship has turned to Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford—an Elizabethan court playwright known to have written in secret and who had ample means, motive and opportunity to in fact have assumed the “Shakespeare” disguise.
“Shakespeare” by Another Name is the literary biography of Edward de Vere as “Shakespeare.” This groundbreaking book tells the story of de Vere’s action-packed life—as Renaissance man, spendthrift, courtier, wit, student, scoundrel, patron, military adventurer, and, above all, prolific ghostwriter—finding in it the background material for all of The Bard’s works. Biographer Mark Anderson incorporates a wealth of new evidence, including de Vere’s personal copy of the Bible (in which de Vere underlines scores of passages that are also prominent Shakespearean biblical references).
About Author Mark Anderson:
Journalist and author Mark Anderson devoted more than a decade to researching the life of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, publishing articles on de Vere in Harper’s, The Boston Globe and on PBS.org. Holding a masters degree in astrophysics, he has also written articles on science, technology, the environment, the arts and politics for Rolling Stone, Wired, Discover, Science, New Scientist, and National Geographic and Scientific American online. He lives in Massachusetts. “Shakespeare” by Another Name is his first book.
Anderson’s next book is The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of 18th Century Scientific Adventure & the Global Race to Track the Transit of Venus (Da Capo, May 2012).
01-16-2012 07:30 PM
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The Rivers Webb by Jeremy K. Tyler
New York homicide detective, John Webb, is having a bad week. Mind you, family reunions are bad enough, but since the focus is the brutal and sudden murder of his favorite uncle, Reverend Carl Rivers, it’s even worse. And, it doesn’t help John one little bit that his investigation is hampered by a local sheriff’s deputy with a chip on his shoulder, the local homegrown psychic, an amorous librarian who just won’t shut up and a flock of wild peacocks. John soldiers on through it all, even when more bodies start cropping up all over the place. Not to mention when the details of his own family’s misdeeds become entangled in his investigation, and when the prime suspect winds up being entirely too close for comfort.
Surrounded by bizarre personalities and a social scheme that is completely foreign to him, John Webb must attempt to resolve his own issues while unraveling a mystery that began before he was even born. Set amongst the picturesque backdrop of a small Georgia town in 1942, The Rivers Webb tells a tale of unspoken crimes, hidden sins, and unrevealed guilt. Above all, it reminds us that nothing is ever really forgotten.
About Author Jeremy K. Tyler:
Jeremy Tyler lives with his wife, stepson, and faithful dogs in Rochester, NY. He is an avid reader, researcher, fishermen, carpenter, and cook. From time to time, he does some writing. He would like to say a very special thank you to all of his friends and family who have helped him to achieve his dreams through their kindness, encouragement, and faithful prayers.
01-17-2012 04:58 PM
Las Vegas Gold by Jim Newell
Three strikes…you’re dead?
A Major League baseball team with a woman as manager? A starting pitcher who can not only throw a baseball with a the best but can throw a whole game to Las Vegas gamblers? A gang of drug smugglers who are attempting to take over the team for their own purposes? Las Vegas Gold is a novel that has all this and more.
Molly Malone is the red-haired manager of a group of American League baseball players all carefully chosen from the ranks of free agent and amateur players. Money for salaries is no problem. Mike Malone, Molly’s father and a former star Major League player turned billionaire business man, has obtained a franchise for Las Vegas. He names his daughter, a star and manager in women’s pro baseball as manager, hand-picks Larry Henderson as General Manager and gives them carte blanche to choose the players. He begins building a state of the art roofed stadium and tells Molly and Larry to be ready to play in two years. Molly gets her way with a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Tabby, a pitcher with a great arm and attitude to match.
What the team isn’t prepared for is the trouble that follows the manager and soon invades their lineup. Previously, the worst any of the players had to deal with was striking out or blowing a catch. Now, they find themselves up to their necks in murder, thrown baseball games, Las Vegas gamblers and drug lords.
Combining a murder mystery with America’s national pastime, while covering such hot button topics as illegal gambling in the sporting world and the import of illegal drugs, Las Vegas Gold will keep readers of both baseball and mysteries riveted from start to finish.
About Author Jim Newell:
Jim Newell was born in Maine and moved to Canada with his parents at the age of 5, growing up in Nova Scotia where he attended school and graduated from Acadia University in 1951 winning a Gold A for Dramatics and the Class of 1908 Essay prize.
In 1987 Jim retired from teaching as Head of Student Services at his high school and moved back to Bridgewater where he took what he thought of as a retirement job as an investigative reporter with Lighthouse Publishing Limited, writing for the three weekly newspapers that company published, but found himself promoted to Editor of one of the papers after just three months on the job. In four years he received four major awards for column and editorial writing, Again his work was interrupted, this time permanently, as his old nemesis returned in 1991 in the guise of Post-Polio Syndrome. He has been using a wheelchair since 1993.
While working as a reporter Jim also began a monthly devotional column as well as writing short stories, occasional editorials and features for The Atlantic Baptist magazine, continuing for ten years. In 1993, Jim and his wife Dorothy moved back to Ontario, settling in Waterloo, a city where they had three grown children and two granddaughters. His eldest daughter lives in Gatineau, Quebec. In Waterloo he began to write short stories and novels as a hobby, one that has grown to be another career.
Jim has other works with Untreed Reads, including the short story collection Never Use a Chicken and Other Stories and the short story Sometimes “Is” Isn’t.
01-17-2012 05:19 PM
Murder on the Ropes by S. Furlong-Bolliger
Delaney expects it will be difficult to convince her father to leave behind his career as a pro-wrestler and get a normal job; but what she doesn’t expect is that he’ll be accused of murder in the process. Will she be able to sort through a cast of quirky characters to find the real murderer, or will she find herself on the wrong side of the ropes?
A short story from our Fingerprints mystery line.
About Author S. Furlong-Bolliger:
Susan writes mysteries from her rural Midwest home as a way to escape the demands of having four kids, two cats, one dog, several chickens … and one husband.
Besides writing mysteries, Susan also works as a freelance academic writer for various research publications, medical dictionaries, and encyclopedias. She also has several articles published in national magazines.
In 2010, Susan joined Untreed Reads with the short stories Death by Jello and Christmas in Killarney, following up in 2011 with the humorous mystery short Paddy Whacked and the short crime Dead Giveaway.
01-17-2012 05:55 PM
Off the Dock by Beth Mathison
Frannie and David Young have been married over twenty years, have two kids, busy jobs, a house in the suburbs and a dog named Max. To keep the romance alive in their relationship, they plan a “date” twice a month. Their block of time together includes very few rules, no kids or dogs, but requires an open mind. Frannie and David switch off planning dates, depending on the NFL’s schedule and how the planets are aligned that particular month.
In this first outing of a new short story series by Beth Mathison, it’s David’s week to choose and the couple is off on a fishing trip. When the fish refuse to bite, will the couple find anything to talk about to fill the silence? Or, will the couple find themselves falling back in love hook, line and sinker?
About Author Beth Mathison:
Beth joined Untreed Reads with her humorous Thanksgiving story A Mobster’s Guide to Cranberry Sauce. The story became such a hit that an entire short story line grew around the characters through 2011.
01-19-2012 07:48 AM
Here are two of my novels I have available for Nook:
Peter Corbin was in need of a change in his job as a realtor in a busy suburban community. A chance to transfer to a small town seemed to be what he and his wife Sarah needed. They purchased an old house for a bargain price, but with a troubled past. This proved to be something he would soon regret. The restless ghosts quickly made their presence known. (about 59,000 words).
David Sutton struggled to understand what had changed once he and Emily moved into the old suburban house, which was remodeled after being abandoned for a several years. She had been an outgoing and happy person when she and David married. Emily was only a shadow of her former self. She had become withdrawn and heard voices in the house that she felt were trying to harm her. He was worried about her, but felt helpless to prevent the decline. A coworker of David's befriended him to help him cope. Eventually witnessing some strange occurrences in the house himself, he realized that Emily’s problems may not have just been in her mind.
Alone Again is about 43,000 words and contains some mature content.
Here are my FREE short stories:
01-21-2012 02:36 PM
SERIAL KILLER COUPLES: Bonded by Sexual Depravity, Abduction, and Murder is my new true crime book on sexually motivated serial killers who are intimates. It includes nine gripping tales examine killer couples from America, England, and Canada whose murderous reign of terror knows no end you till they are brought to justice.
Chapter 1: Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck, Chapter 2: Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Chapter 3: Fred West and Rosemary West, Chapter 4: Gerald Gallego and Charlene Gallego, Chapter 5: Douglas Clark and Carol Mary Bundy, Chapter 6: Alvin Neelley and Judith Ann Neelley, Chapter 7: Alton Coleman and Debra Denise Brown, Chapter 8: James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, Chapter 9: Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka.
Bonus material includes excerpts of my international bestselling true crime book, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS; historical true crime short, MASS MURDER IN THE SKY: The Bombing of Flight 629, Jack the Ripper thriller novel, DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL, and medical mystery and police procedural, MURDER IN MAUI.
I am a multi published crime writer with a number of titles in Barnes and Noble, including this
PRAISE FOR R. BARRI FLOWERS:
"Selected as one of Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011 books." -- John Raab, CEO/Publisher, Suspense Magazine
"A gripping account of the murders committed by husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego." -- Gary C. King, author of BLOOD LUST on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS
"Flowers always relates an engrossing story in a hard-hitting and fast-paced manner." --Robert Scott, author of SHATTERED INNOCENCE
Bestselling Author of MURDER IN MAUI and DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL