01-03-2012 01:30 PM
Brand new children's book for ages 4-8
Just Be Yourself, Zap (Nook Link)
Zap wants to make friends at a new school. Will Zap regret ignoring his mother's advice of "just be yourself" or will the school children be impressed when Zap pretends to be someone he's not?
Read this book with your children and teach them a valuable lesson of always being true to themselves.
Featuring 32 original illustrations and over 450 words.
Available on Nook and other formats.
01-03-2012 04:21 PM
I have just about finished my first book. The story is complete but I have much editing to do. I see you get lots of mail, but I sure would appreciate your advice on what to do next. When it's ready I want to get it published. Do B & N help new authors?
Thanks in advance
01-04-2012 02:08 AM
A jobless loner finds himself tangled in a game of cat-and-mouse with a rich sociopath after answering a Help Wanted ad in the paper.
01-04-2012 04:30 PM
Midnight Special by Victor J. Banis
Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1949 – the Las Vegas of its day. A prison legend says that when a man sees the headlight of the ghost train, The Midnight Special, it means he’s going free–but what freedom can there be for a black man on the run, in 1949 Arkansas?
This short story appears in the print anthology Too Much Boogie.
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 carrer 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, Home for Christmas and Neighbors.
01-04-2012 05:43 PM
Half and Half by Betsy Miller
It’s Friday night at the local roadside diner when Roy stops in to fuel up for a night of gambling. He’s got a bankroll, and the knockout at the bar just let him buy her a drink. It’s boom or bust and the night is just getting started. Is Roy a high roller, or is someone else about to show him up?
A short work of crime from our Fingerprints line.
About Author Betsy Miller:
Betsy Miller writes short stories and nonfiction, and is working on her first novel. Her published short stories include Grandma’s House, and The Piñata Moon. Miller is the author of the nonfiction books The Parents’ Guide to Clubfoot and The Parents’ Guide to Hip Dysplasia. She lives in Cupertino, California, with her husband and their two daughters, where she writes for high-tech companies. Her first release with Untreed Reads was the short romance story Equilibrium.
01-04-2012 06:23 PM
Monkey See, Monkey Murder by Jack Bates
Hack Ward thought he had found a niche market for his skills as a private investigator when Hollywood came to Detroit. When washed up director Will Peyton gets pegged to direct a low-brow family comedy starring a chimp and a perpetual bad-girl pop star, Hack gets brought in by Peyton to keep an eye on starlet Haley Goslin. It’s not because Peyton is concerned about her image; it’s because Peyton is in love with the younger woman and doesn’t want her fooling around on him.
It isn’t long, however, before events on the set start turning sinister. Hack is on hand the day the chimp has a psychotic episode and attacks Haley. Saving her life sets off a chain of events that bring Hack and Haley closer together and puts them in more and more danger. On the morning she gets called into the set to shoot some additional footage, they have no idea they are getting called into a trap.
When it comes to murder, which is the more dangerous animal? Chimp … or man?
About Author Jack Bates:
Jack Bates writes crime fiction from the confines of his loft office. He runs an experimental writing site called Flash Jab Fiction (http://flashjab.blogspot.com/) In the spring of 2011, his short story, “Broken Down on the Bonneville Flats,” was nominated for a Derringer Award by the Short Mystery Fiction Society. He previously appeared in the Untreed Reads humorous mystery anthology The Killer Wore Cranberry with his short story “Ambrosia” as well as the flash fiction anthology Discount Noir.
01-04-2012 06:51 PM
Merely Players by Blair Dalton
Tony has been an actor all his life, but now he has a problem. The world has turned to Telesensory, and he’s leery of this so-called “acting” with a transmitting link in his head.
Reluctantly, he agrees to work in this new craze — and watches his fears turn into a real-life nightmare.
A short story from our Orbits sci-fi line.
About Author Blair Dalton:
Blair Dalton is the author of a young adult science fiction novel and numerous short stories published internationally. She has also been a newspaper columnist, an editor, and most recently a screenwriter. A script she co-authored, Childish Things, is currently in production, with the film scheduled for release in 2012.
Her screenplay, The Alien Dude, was a finalist in the CinemaSpoke Screenplay Competition. She is currently participating in a mentorship program conducted by screenwriter and former USC instructor, Chris Soth.
01-05-2012 01:26 PM
The Thief by Michael Frissore
Which can cause more damage – a secret between a father and a son, or the truth when it finally comes out years later? Can something as simple as a baseball card destroy a relationship between the two?
A new short story from our Nibs literary line.
About Author Michael Frissore:
Michael Frissore is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Poetry is Dead (Coatlism Press, 2009) and Long Blue Boomerang (Heavy Hands Ink Press, 2011). He is currently working on a novel about pro wrestling. He blogs at themikefrizz.blogspot.com.
01-05-2012 01:48 PM
Cereal Killer by Suzanne Berube Rorhus
Elizabeth Hart enjoys her high-powered job and her lakeside home but is tired of Officer Andrew Baird’s hands-off policy. A mere ten year age gap is no reason for refusing romance, is it?
As Andrew searches for the motive behind a young woman’s death, Elizabeth carefully plots her revenge against the handsome man who treats her as a younger sister. By using Andrew’s penchant for practical jokes against him, she learns how to pursue truth, justice, and the handsome cop next door.
A romantic mystery short from our Fingerprints line.
About Author Suzanne Berube Rorhus:
Suzanne Berube Rorhus attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers workshop, served as the Derringer Awards coordinator for the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Her other fiction includes a police procedural in the style of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” novels, co-written with a retired detective.
Her current novel-in-progress follows Detective Casey “Cork” McCormick as he investigates the murder of a zoo veterinarian, whose strangled corpse was discovered within the enclosure of a genetically modified cheetah.