07-11-2011 09:11 AM
What happens when you receive a guardian angel?
What if you don't believe you need one?
What if one wants you removed?
Claire Grayson is a seventeen year old on the verge of graduating high school. Her mother, now working full time, isn’t home much, her father, an attorney, has always been gone long hours. So now she has learned to take care of her basic needs on her own. Things like taking on tutoring jobs or babysitting for spending money.
Her best friends were the bright spots that helped to keep her laughing when she thought herself in love only to have her heart broken. After the crash of her heart, it took a while for her to realize that she could and would move on. Just when she did, when she was finally done waiting for him to realize his mistake. When she decided that it was time for her to take a step forward. She meets Sterling Warde.
Sterling Warde is a Guardian. Someone who goes to people in need and helps them get on in life with a better understanding of living. While with a charge that was ready to take back his own life, Sterling catches a glimpse of Claire and is startled by his strong reaction to her. Puzzled, he follows her. Something about her touched his nerves and stole his breath. When he finally reveals himself to her she is afraid of him and doesn't want him around. But with time and patience, he will work to see her safe.
There are people out there that want each of them for themselves. Someone who will stop at nothing to have Sterling. Someone who will do anything to claim Claire's affections. Together, Sterling and Claire will dissuade them.
Some will fall. Some will hurt. And some will...
07-11-2011 09:24 AM
If you figure out how to promote ebooks, let me know.
A kid book is very hard. Not many kids, if any, see it.
You can, and I know I'm repeating, have everyone see the cover of your book along with the link.
Do a reply to a message, click on add product, search in ebooks, type in the name of your book and click on image and link. It's easy and fun.
Best of luck with your book.
07-11-2011 01:37 PM
Here's my beach read.
After a sanitarium stretch in Europe, easy-on-the-eyes gumshoe Dusty Darling is sailing back to Manhattan but has his rest cut short with an assignment from a badly disfigured passenger. That case draws him into a possible murder, mysterious disappearance, and rash of jewel thefts, as he fights off mal de mer in a fog of medicinal martinis.
No stranger to the ladies, he finds romance in his attraction to one woman and fascination with another, while he reluctantly assumes the identity of a popular actor for a stagestruck teen. A dotty colonel, stalking stowaway, gigolo rival, clipper rescue, and sleep disorders all add to the fun, as Dusty lands at a moral crossroads in this mid-century mystery.
I have a trailer for this at www.vdbooks.com.
I have two other "beach read" Nook ebooks on bn.com, too, and their trailers are also at the above link.
07-13-2011 11:06 AM
My name is Shannon Bailey. I am an author of contemporary/historical fiction with a bit of mystery and romance and always a twist!
Shadowbrook Manor - A cont/hist/ghost tale.
Rated WBD (Wholesome but Dark)
Samantha Morgan's husband had a secret.
One that was revealed only after his death.
One that left her more angry than heartbroken.
One that led her to the historic Mackinac Island in Michigan.
To a dark house with a dark past . . . And haunted by a dark ghost.
WARNING: Readers do not scour these pages for things that cause fear and fright. This is a tale of subtle ghostly happenings and romantic delight.
The Haunted Hillerman House - A cont/hist romance with a cozy mystery feel.
Rated WBD (Wholesome but DarK)
Secret messages. Family secrets. A Halloween night trip to the family crypt.
WARNING: Readers do not be fooled by the title of this book. It is not your typical horror story it is one with a hook. A complicated telling of love and romance, that led to murder from just one dance.
The Unwilling - A dramatic romantic vampire saga.
RATED MSR (Mature Supernatural Romance)
Twin Brothers. Both Twins. One good. One evil . . . One woman.
Her Knight With a Shining Star - A n old-fashioned western romance.
Rated WBD (Wholesome but Dark)
U.S. Marshal arrived in New Castle Colorado on business, but stayed for the promise of a mere kiss from the beautiful Renee McCoy.
For additional information, trivia, photos and excerpts on these titles and my next project, please feel free to visit www.baileysbooksonline.net. Or follow me on twitter @MysteryWriter7
Thank you and happy reading!
07-14-2011 10:45 AM
Possum Dance by Maddie Broome
Contemporary Romance / Romantic Comedy -- 83,000 words -- .99 nook book
When you believe in the impossible, something wonderful can happen. (And okay, so sometimes something weird happens instead. Whatever.)
After reviving the fortunes of her hometown of Possum Dance, Texas – thanks in large part to an ALF wannabe named Bubba spotted roaming the local Piney Woods – Riley Dare has it made. She owns and operates her own store specializing in the weird and wonderful – Alien Autopsy videos, Bigfoot slippers, and plush Bubbas included. She's a respected member of her community. She's even become something of a local media darling. And okay, so the highlight of her love life in recent days was the blind date with a guy who was expecting his date to be a guy. Still, life is good. If somewhat safe and predictable. And maybe a little boring. Or possibly even a lot.
Enter then Bren Reynolds, a former high school nemesis who'd spent the four months of their shared senior year looking down his nose at the local hicks from the sticks, holding illicit keg parties at the mayor's house, and coming up with new and better ways to convince Riley he was a jerk. The bad news then gets worse – he's Riley's blind date for the local Bubba Festival. And not only does he not remember her, he thinks she's weird – and not particularly wonderful.
All, however, is not lost. A near-riot, a close encounter with a Conspiracy Nut, a dancing Tribble, and a few dozen cookies later, the weird proves to be more than a little wonderful.
07-14-2011 11:58 AM
The year is 1986. The Soviet Union is outraged over a large number of Pershing missiles being kept in West Germany. President Ronald Reagan is proposing the Strategic Defense System, also known as "Star Wars", further raising the heat on the Soviets. The USSR is in turmoil over General Secretary of the Communist Party, Mikhail Gorbachev, proposing a revolutionary policy of Glasnost or "openness" toward the west. They are also mired in a war of conquest in Afghanistan. Leftist, terrorist groups such as West Germany's Red Army Faction (RAF) and France's Action Directe (AD) are threatening further attacks on western military installations. Thousands of protestors are regularly picketing sites that house nuclear weapons. It appears nothing can solve this standoff except complete, nuclear annihilation or capitulation by one of the sides. The heat is rising quickly in the Cold War.
One company of Infantry stands between all of these enemies and live Pershing II nuclear missiles.
In this very personal memoir, the author carries the reader through his two year tour as a young infantryman in Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment (Pershing). He shares with you the highs and lows of life in the boiler pot of a Pershing unit and in Heilbronn, Federal Republic of Germany. He takes you to the site, to the field, and out on the town in this brutally honest and irreverently funny account. For the first time, someone from inside 56th Field Artillery Command (Pershing) speaks out on exactly what it was like to serve in that command during the very momentous period at the end of the Cold War. This book is a rollicking adventure from beginning to end. The author explains the tremendous toll it took on the minds, hearts, bodies, and souls of the men who volunteered to stand between the Eagle and the Bear. Someone is finally sharing what millions experienced in this very entertaining memoir. You will stand by the author and see the world through his eyes. You will live it.
The Cold War has become a footnote at the end of many history text books. Even though it influenced the world more than any other period with the possible exception of the Renaissance, it is normally left with a short period at the end of a history class. Millions of Americans served overseas in the Cold War, and very few of them have told their stories. There is an entire generation that only vaguely remembers hearing something about the Cold War.
"SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat" is a first step in correcting that situation.
Author of SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat
07-23-2011 08:31 AM
Have You Seen Her? by Chicki Brown
If she’d stayed any longer, her husband would have killed her.
Frantic to escape his drug-induced brutality, wealthy socialite Marcia Hadley disappears from Santa Barbara, California and flees to Atlantic City, New Jersey. She’s sold everything she can, rents a seedy inner city apartment and attempts to disappear as Dani Reynolds, cocktail waitress at Frenzy, a neighborhood nightclub.
Taylor Villanova, the club’s sexy bouncer recognizes her naiveté and volunteers to teach her about surviving and thriving in the inner city. Fearful and suspicious of men, Dani is at first repelled by Taylor’s violent profession yet drawn to the compassionate nature that contradicts his macho persona. But when her well-laid plans go awry, and Dani discovers someone is following her, she must put her complete trust in him.
Her time is running out …
07-23-2011 08:34 AM
Hot Fun in the Summertime by Chicki Brown
Seven very different singles – four women and three men – rent a New Jersey beach house for the summer: author Shontae Nichols, self-employed accountant and realtor, Linda Harris, Linda’s sister, hip-hop video dancer Kinnik Watkins, cosmetologist, Jovita Blassingame, Calculus professor Curtis “Doc” Whetstone, actor and drama instructor, Kip Lee, and new housemate, up and coming film actor, Devon Burke.
During their two month stay, romances bloom, friendships are tested and when a tragedy strikes one of the housemates, they all learn the answer to the age-old question: Can men and women ever be just friends?
07-23-2011 08:36 AM
Hollywood Swinging by Chicki Brown
Newlywed author Shontae Nichols Burke is trying to adjust to her life in Hollywood as the wife of actor Devon Burke, one of the film industry’s brightest upcoming stars. She’s left her home and her friends and moved to Los Angeles.
They both have blossoming careers. She’s attending movie premieres and living a life she only dreamed of.
Unknown to Shontae, someone else also believes Devon Burke is the love of her life. When this disturbed woman insinuates herself into their lives, Shontae learns that all Hollywood drama isn’t scripted and finds herself in a fight for her marriage that’s worthy of the big screen.
08-03-2011 10:23 AM
“Local Boy Makes Good, Dies of Trying Soon After.”
Fearful of this epitaph, Gary Gray seeks to avoid career pressures by working as a temp. Unfortunately, Gary repeatedly gets into trouble by being too conscientious and outperforming the permanent employees. No matter how hard Gary tries to be a meek office worker, he can’t seem to stop himself from becoming a competitive threat to his co-workers and superiors. Meanwhile, Gary’s girlfriend is smart and beautiful, and he just might be able to hold onto her if he can stay employed and quit accidentally mooning her mom.
Gary runs afoul of a host of difficult characters in the workplace. Marge Meko is thoroughly incompetent, but she has “the goods” on the boss, so she easily gets away with blaming her errors on Gary. Marge’s boss, Steve, wants all problems swept under the rug before they become an inconvenience to his cushy position. Rae is a secretary with an overblown ego, intent on consolidating power by crushing all her perceived competitors. Gary is convinced that College President Burton is a mere figurehead, pulled from the ranks of the indigent and propped up by Rae, the power behind the throne. Through his trials Gary comes to the amazing revelation that it may actually be less painful to die trying than to live the “easy” life of the temp.
The dramatic episodes include the stories of: a father trying to protect his kids from a lifestyle that sent him to prison; a group of WWI soldiers facing overwhelming odds; a space traveler who must make a terrible choice; and a man whose best Christmas would be anyone else's worst.
08-04-2011 01:13 AM
"IN A PANIC I GASPED FOR AIR, BUT THERE WASN'T ANY. I TRIED TO CRY OUT, BUT I WAS ALONE, AND IN MY HYSTERIA IT HIT ME. I HAD FELT A SIMILAR FEELING BEFORE––LIKE MY BODY WAS GIVING OUT ON ME, AND I KNEW WHAT IT MEANT. I WAS DYING."
Enter the world of Sloane Monroe in Black Diamond Death...
A SKIER CRASHES
On the slopes of Park City, Utah’s newest ski resort a woman is found dead. At first glance, it has all the makings of an accident. The victim, Charlotte Halliwell, collided with a tree as she schussed her way to the bottom of the hill. But what if her death wasn’t an accident at all––what if she was murdered?
A SISTER IS ON A MISSION
In Black Diamond Death, Audrey Halliwell faces a problem: finding someone who believes her story.
Enter Private Investigator Sloane Monroe.
When Audrey marches into Sloane’s office with claims her sister’s death was no accident Sloane is skeptical at first, but agrees to take the case. With little to go on, she questions the people in Charlotte’s life and discovers Parker Stanton, a jilted ex-fiancé with plenty to hide, and as the son of a prominent businessman, he will go to any lengths to protect his secrets.
A SECOND BODY IS FOUND
Just as Sloane feels she's close to solving the case she stumbles on another dead body and is forced to re-examine the clues from the beginning, but she must tread lightly. With the killer aware that Sloane will stop at nothing to find him, her life is in danger and her every move is being tracked. Will Sloane uncover the truth before he strikes again?
08-04-2011 06:33 AM
Meet 15 year old Alice Page. The world has changed, perhaps forever. Alice is on a terrifying journey of survival down a flooded river.
08-04-2011 11:40 AM
This is an ancient treatise on the hosts of heaven - the heavenly army of angels - and their ways (“laws”). In less lofty, and more practical, terms, this work is a “field guide” to angels and, to some extent, “demons.” Like my prior work, The Ways of Metatron - a Book of Enoch, herein is the first published English edition of these materials, translated from the original 13th Century Hebrew and Aramaic.
08-05-2011 07:35 AM - edited 08-05-2011 07:38 AM
Here are the horror novels and short stories I have available for the Nook:
The Wahl House Curse (available for $2.99 - Recently extensively revised)
Peter Corbin was in need of a change with his job as a realtor in a busy Michigan suburb. A chance to transfer to a small town in mid-Michigan seemed to be what he and his wife Sarah needed. They purchased an old house for a bargain price without much regard for the troubled past. This proved to be something he would soon regret. The restless ghosts quickly made their presence known. (about 59,000 words).
Heir to Winston Manor (available for $0.99)
Tim Weir is stunned to learn that he is included in the will of his great uncle. Taking time off from work, he visits the large estate on the west coast of Michigan that he will inherit. Quickly realizing he may not be alone in the vacant house, Tim searches for an explanation for the restless spirits that remain in the house and to understand the true reason he inherited the manor. (about 44,000 words).
The Ghost of Birch River Cabin (FREE short story)
Staying at a dark secluded cabin along the Birch River that his uncle owns seems like the perfect fly fishing weekend getaway for Paul. Are the strange occurrences a warning? Will it be enough to prevent the history of the cabin from being repeated? (A short story with about 5500 words).
Winter Visitor (FREE short story)
Darren was awakened by a strange sound within his bedroom with a blizzard and subzero temperatures outside. He realized he was no longer alone in his room. Was someone or something after him? Will he be able to evade the visitor? (A short story - about 2000 words).
Slow Down (FREE short story - Revisied edition coming soon)
A short horror story about an individual who drives carelessly and causes a tragedy. Will he change his ways before it is too late?
08-10-2011 01:14 PM
College is a time of unbridled discovery, but some things were never meant to be disturbed ...
08-10-2011 05:27 PM
--Indie Fantasy Review
Against the backdrop of epic warfare and the powers of ten mysterious gods, Lucia struggles to understand The Black One.
Her father-king wants war.
08-10-2011 06:56 PM
When Keith Da Silva finally confronts the circumstances surrounding his mother's death, his eyes are opened to the darkness that is waging an ancient war against humanity. Keith is physically confronted by demonic forces, shattering his view of reality, and fights for his life with beings that live on pain and death.
In Smite the Damned, legions of spirits and demons fight alongside an ancient evil, the Nephilim, that have been hiding among their human prey. Keith is asked to help keep the dark forces at bay, and becomes a hunter of the damned. But, his role as a hunter soon brings anguish and death to his family and friends. With only a few people to help, Keith takes the battle to the forces of the Dark Lord, and ultimately, is pulled into a fight within a Grand Demon's personal realm.
09-03-2011 09:13 AM
1923: A Memoir tells of a time and place when life, full of raw emotion, was never so real.
To say that Harry Smith was born under an unlucky star would be an understatement. Born in England in 1923, Smith chronicles the tragic story of his early life in this first volume of his memoirs. He presents his family’s early history—their misfortunes and their experiences of enduring betrayal, inhumane poverty, infidelity, and abandonment.
1923: A Memoir presents the story of a life lyrically described, capturing a time both before and during World War II when personal survival was dependent upon luck and guile. During this time, failure insured either a trip to the workhouse or burial in a common grave. Brutally honest, Smith’s story plummets to the depths of tragedy and flies up to the summit of mirth and wonder, portraying real people in an uncompromising, unflinching voice.
09-03-2011 01:47 PM
My thriller Liquid Fear is only available to Nook readers for a limited time, sold to Amazon's Thomas & Mercer imprint.
Ten years after a tragic clinical trial testing a secret fear-response drug, the subjects realize the experiment never ended.
Thanks for giving it a try!