06-02-2011 10:49 AM
I write mysteries/thrillers. In March the first book in my Sloane Monroe series came out, and in October, the second will be out.
06-02-2011 12:19 PM - edited 06-02-2011 12:44 PM
A Novel about the AfterNet
Alex Munroe hated being dead, but he hated not being a cop even more. Luckily the discovery of the afterlife means death isn't quite the disability it once was and new technology has allowed him to partner with rookie cop Linda Yamaguchi. Of course technology still can't give him a physical body or the ability to interact with the billions of other dead people, except through the Internet. But technology has allowed Alex to expand his mind and access the world of information in ways he would have never thought possible when alive, which is a useful skill when the dead start to go missing, and it's up to Alex and Linda to solve the mystery of their disappearance.
About the Author
Jennifer Petkus divides her time creating websites for the dead, writing Jane Austen-themed mysteries, woodworking, aikido and building model starships.
She has few credentials, having failed to graduate from the University of Texas with a journalism degree, but did manage to find employment at the Colorado Springs Sun newspaper as a police reporter, copy editor and night city editor before the paper died in 1986.
She lives in fear of getting a phone call from her dead Japanese mother. Her husband is the night editor at The Denver Post. Her best friend is a cop. She watched Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon live.
06-04-2011 10:41 AM
Yes I am. The name is Robert Collins. Right now I have 3 ebooks directly available at the Nook Store. One is a new version of my first science fiction novel, Expert Assistance. The second is a collection of short, humorous fantasy stories, The Sagas of Surgard. The third is a collection of light SF and F stories, Fun Tales of Fantasy and the Future.
These books, a Kansas history title, and two short stories are also on sale at Smashwords and can be read by Nooks and other e-readers. Search for my name and that should get you to my works. I'll be making more short stories available. I also have plans to upload a new edition of my second novel, Lisa's Way, as soon as my cover art is complete.
06-04-2011 11:02 AM
Yes, I am Tammy Snyder, author of The Chimney Still Stands.
I will be in the General Fiction Book Club this June as the latest book being featured. It's also in honor of Pubit!
I'd love it if you all joined us starting Mon. June 6th. The link will be up Monday.
You can search my name or title and read the synopsis. Hope it interests you!
AND...I am now available for Virtual Author Visits via Skype!
06-05-2011 04:46 PM
I’d like to suggest the following Thrillers:
THE SHRUNKEN HEAD MURDERS – One in five war veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Former Marine Lieutenant Donny Snelling came home from Afghanistan without any wounds you could see…but he was severely damaged. The horror of watching helplessly as two of his men died a slow, ghastly death in Kandahar was too much for him. He’s not the same man anymore and he’s doing things the “healthy” Donny would never have done. Should a returning veteran be able to get away with murder because he suffers from PTSD? Donny’s murder trial will answer this very question. Amy Strong, his attorney, must convince a jury her client was temporarily insane at the time of the murder.
At the conclusion of every murder trial there is only one winner…either justice or injustice, but there can be many losers. This cast of losers includes family members, lovers, friends, attorneys, and law enforcement officers. This is a story about a very angry loser seeking sweet revenge. In the Amazon jungle, sewing the mouth closed of a shrunken head traps the spirit of the fallen warrior. In Atlanta, sewing the mouth closed of a murdered Criminal Defense Attorney is symbolic of a mouth that has been silenced for eternity. Trial lawyers make a living with their mouths…a demented serial killer is enforcing the ultimate Cease and Desist Order. This macabre story follows Detective Tom Brikler with the Atlanta Homicide Unit as he races to hunt down and stop the savage killer before another lawyer is brutally murdered and mutilated.
DEFENDING EVIL - Have you ever wondered how a trial lawyer can sleep at night after helping a client he/she knows is guilty, beat the legal system? I have. Have you ever wondered how an attorney would feel if that same recently acquitted client kills a second time? Again, I have, and these very questions prompted me to write a dark mystery/thriller about just such an attorney…I call it DEFENDING EVIL.
Travis Knight is an extraordinary Criminal Defense Attorney winning high profile cases in Atlanta. One of his recently acquitted clients kills again, which has Travis and his wife Julie, questioning what he does for a living. Travis is shaken to his core, but being a consummate lawyer, he is able to move past his feelings of guilt; Julie isn’t.
In a bizarre twist, a mysterious vigilante begins executing Travis’ clients after he wins them an acquittal. This righteous vigilante decides that the clients Travis is helping to put back into society are guilty, and don't deserve to live--the vigilante delivers ultimate justice.
The police only half-heartedly search for the vigilante-off the record, they are glad someone is cleaning-up after the hot-shot attorney.
The vigilante's attention turns to the source, and sends Travis an ultimatum--stop defending guilty clients or he will be the next to be executed. Risking his life, and his marriage, Travis refuses to be intimidated, and continues to defend clients accused of murder.
This story chronicles the labyrinth of high-speed twists and turns of a deadly cat-and-mouse game…a game that can end with only one winner.
06-06-2011 03:05 PM
The Easy Part My first ebook just went on sale this afternoon. It is autobiographical: my story of overcoming cancer and becoming a marathon runner in the span of 20 months. I am donating all profits to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I think you will like the book, but even if you dislike it, you will still be helping in the fight against cancer by purchasing it. Check it out, enjoy, and thanks!
06-06-2011 08:22 PM
The Necromancer Hi to B&N Community - I'm an author with three novels for the Nook on B&N.
Here's a Paranormal - The Necromancer
Michelle was brutally attacked in her locked hotel room. The police didn't believe her and thought she had invited a man to her room for a little sexual encounter, which went dangerously out of control. She decides an affair with the devilishly handsome man who moved into her building might cure her of the panic attacks. How can she know she picked the wrong man. A man known as the Necromancer...
all on sale now for $.99 cents
The Necromancer Paranormal, scary fun
The Living Image Thriller - clones spies
Midnight Reflections Romantic Suspense and murder
06-08-2011 05:30 PM
Vampire Career is the first book in a new series from Dark Quest and is available as an ebook or in print. If you follow Dark Quest, you know they specialize in the off-beat, and that's what Vampire Career is, a wacky sideways look at a newbie vampire who need a Vampires for Dummies guide. As she doesn't have one, she is constantly on the edge of disaster.
Reader feedback is more than welcome. One reader said she wanted to know more about Dominic and so I will bring him back in a later book. The second book in the Turning Vampire series is scheduled for release in November.
06-09-2011 05:49 AM
I'm the author of
A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends Book One) , a YA paranormal romance with plenty of twists and new paranormal elements - $0.99. I hope you'll check it out. Thank you so much. Jayde
Full-lenght novel, 94,400 words
The moment Amber starts her new summer job in Scotland and sets eyes upon Aidan, her fate is sealed. Summoned by an ancient bond, she can never love another. Lost in the woods one night, Amber enters Aidan's deadly world by chance when she unknowingly participates in a paranormal race, and promptly wins the first prize - a prize worth killing for.
In a world of forbidden love, dark magic, ancient enemies, legends and rituals, nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Amber's life will never be the same again, unless she searches the Otherworld to retrieve what everyone wants. But to do so, Amber must die.
A JOB FROM HELL is the stunning first book in the paranormal series, Ancient Legends. Book Two, Beelzebub Girl, will be out in June 2011.
06-09-2011 10:07 PM
Midnight Reflections A dying man's last words, a puzzle, a man hiding his true identity, and a woman trying to find justice in a tragedy.
This romantic suspense is a complete novel on sale for $.99 cents. I hope you will enjoy.
06-12-2011 04:40 PM
Here is what a reader put on my Facebook page. She's not finished with the novel yet, but it's so cute:
Elva Moser - about The Living Image
- am really enjoying The Living Image! fun, funny (love the buffoonish goon brothers!) only at 20%.
-well, the novel's climate has changed....the double has developed hormones and memories - and maybe an agenda...The proverbial Plot Thickens
-Sooo fun!! Kindly brilliant scientist, his greedy, goon lawyer sons, the CIA, KGB, a Japanese ego-maniac, the Yakusa, and a computer twin who gulps Mrs. Butterworth's and likes Creme de Menthe w/soda & crunching roast bones. Funny, Smart. (Took a break for Friday night fun but almost half-way now.)
When I asked Elva if I could post her comments she was very happy to let me. Pam
06-14-2011 05:53 PM
06-15-2011 05:20 PM
Wicked Warlock ~Paranormal Romance~
Deakon Metcalf, a stuttering and bumbling nerd has been bullied all
his life. One day in class, the sixteen year old sides with Karri
McDill, the captivating and refreshing girl he’s been secretly
admiring and offends her ex-boyfriend. The subsequent beating lands
him in the hospital, where a mysterious gift is left at his bedside.
The package contains a very old bracelet, and when he puts it on,
strange things happen. His bruises heal, his stuttering is gone and
he grows a whopping seven inches. Deakon isn’t the only one who
notices his transformation. His next door neighbor, the homely
Zelda, is more than a neighbor. She’s an Oria witch and his sentry.
She gave him the bracelet.
He loves his new cool life, but when he and Karri see the force of
his powers, they travel to Germany to find his biological mother who
he thinks gave him the bracelet. At first, the few leads they have
come to a dead end, but soon they stumble on the secret that Deakon
is a warlock conceived from a four-hundred-year-old curse. He
fantasizes about harming people, especially the ones who hurt him.
He cannot push the evil thoughts from his mind, so he tries to do
good with his powers. But his powers have attracted the attention of
the Catchers, a band of mortals dedicated to ridding the world of
06-16-2011 04:11 PM
I just published, "Gifts from the Void" and am really happy with the feedback i'm getting so far.
It's a story about a man who wakes from a nightmare about him having done something terrible to find out he was actually chanelling into the mind of someone who was doing it, in real-time. The story revolved around his new-found ability leading him on a chase to save a woman being stalked by a killer, while trying to keep his own family safe.
It's available on Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback, as well as in the CreateSpace store. I am currently considering publishing for the Nook, though I hear there is no DMR.
Amazon let's you look inside, so I hope you'll check it out!
06-19-2011 02:04 PM - edited 06-19-2011 02:16 PM
A Paranormal Menagerie "A Paranormal Menagerie"
This collection of paranormal horror stories are to frighten and delight the audience. Some contain elements of humor; others insights into what we fear. But if you like horror and humor mixed together, these stories should entertain and please the reader. The stories deal with magic, revenants, vampires, demons and other things that may go "bump" in the night.
06-19-2011 10:22 PM - edited 06-19-2011 10:27 PM
Sixteen-year-old Janelle never thought the gray spiral birthmark on her arm meant anything special. That is, until she meets Gary, a boy her age with a birthmark exactly like hers. Gary’s attractive, brooding, and perfectly normal…except for the fact that he materialized out of a dangerous hurricane right in front of her. Janelle’s certain of only one thing. Gary’s mark—and hers, too—mean something, but he’s reluctant to tell her what.
At last she squeezes the truth from Gary about their markings. And the truth is utterly terrifying: Janelle and Gary are more connected to the destructive power of nature than she ever dreamed possible. And learning the truth about herself is only the start of her nightmare.
Ever since becoming leader of the human hurricanes called Tempests, 16-year-old Janelle is overdue for a vacation. But the trip toHawaiiquickly presents its own problems when she meets Kenna, a local sophomore who makes the volcano start rumbling when she's nearby. So when Kenna gets kidnapped, Janelle has to find her before catastrophes can start. If she doesn’t, it could mean the end of civilization as we know it, and the death of everyone she loves.
06-21-2011 09:58 PM
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06-22-2011 07:41 PM
Steampunk Man and More is a collection of 6 urban fantasy stories, from witches to clockwork pigeons. It is Book 2 of the Wicked Good series of short story collections and will be at 99 cents for a while this summer as an INTRODUCTORY OFFER.
06-23-2011 12:34 PM - edited 06-23-2011 12:37 PM
I have published my first book in " Cash at Home Series." Will appreciate any help/suggestions and encouragement from other authors and readers.
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