Good news: I'm extending the 99 cent price on many of my ebooks! (Not sure how long the sale will last.)
"Nail-biting suspense." (Richard Montanari)
"Mesmerizing." (Lisa Gardner)
"A new force to reckon with in...suspense." (Donna Anders)
"Suspense at a high level." (Midwest Book Review)
"Taut, clean storytelling." (Publishers Weekly)
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.
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.
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.
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?
The characters in The Tea Series are people you'd like to know and part of a family that welcomes you with open arms. More than 80,000 copies of the books in this series have been sold. You will find that each book in the series is a fast and fun read. Each installment of the series is a hybrid of the traditional novel and the serial novel (each is a full-length novel and leads directly into the next installment.) Each book is just 99 cents.
Cara O'Flynn finds herself in an unusual position. She's quit her job and can afford to take a few weeks to find a new career. Plus her roommate has run off and left her with an empty room to fill. If she can just accomplish those two tasks before her mother finds out she has no income and no one to help pay the bills, she's in good shape. The problem - Cara didn’t plan for three careers in as many days, nor did she anticipate the new guys that dropped in her lap. And then there's her sister Teagan, while always helpful and funny, she can be a bit annoying at times. When you’re Irish, all things (good and bad) come in threes. It’s inevitable. Cara should have remembered not to forget that part. Cara and Teagan bring laughter, intelligence, and family tradition to every experience they encounter.
“The Auxilia of the Roman Imperial Army”, by G. L. Cheesman (nonfiction, ancient history, Rome)
Book description: A classic work, this is the first systematic study of the auxiliary soldiers who accompanied the ancient Roman legions into battle. Using evidence ranging from their gravestones to the discharge papers that eventually granted them citizenship, Cheesman traces the evolution of the “barbarian” auxiliaries from ad-hoc local levies to highly specialized units that were a vital component of the Roman war machine. Separate chapters cover the size and organization of auxiliary units, including conditions of service and military titles; where and why auxiliaries and their officers were recruited; their role in war and frontier defense; and the different kinds of arms and armor used by auxiliaries from the many regions of the Roman Empire. A final conclusion deals with the decline and break-up of the Augustan military system, and the varied fates of auxiliary units left to defend isolated forts far from their ancestral homes. Two appendices cover the strength, positioning, and recruitment areas of the auxiliaries in the peak years of the second century AD.
This ebook has been hand-formatted from the original 1914 edition, with the goal of creating something that is a pleasure to read instead of a chore. There is a full table of contents, all the footnotes (over 500 of them!) have been moved out of the normal reading flow while still being hyperlinked for quick reference, and the 53 tables in the two appendices have been reformatted to fit the narrow confines of an ereader screen.
Meet the Author: George Leonard Cheesman (1884-1915) was a historian and Fellow of New College, Oxford. Serving as a Lieutenant in the First World War, he was killed at Gallipoli. His papers are now in the Bodleian Library.
(I've been researching more about the original author, and will do a memorial post to him soon on ancientebooks.blogspot.com)
The characters in The Tea Series are people you'd like to know and part of a family that welcomes you with open arms. More than 80,000 copies of the books in this series have been sold. You will find that each book in the series is a fast and fun read. Each installment of the series is a hybrid of the traditional novel and the serial novel (each is a full-length novel and leads directly into the next installment.) Each book is just 99 cents
Sweet Tea - the second book in The Tea Series begins right where Hot Tea left off.
Cara and Teagan are dealing with wishes come true. The good news is that each of them has found the man of her dreams, unfortunately this is not news easily broken to their traditional mother.Further complicating their lives, they find themselves in the middle of a serial murder investigation; worse still, Cara may have come to the attention of the murderer.
With their lives spinning slightly out of control, some of it good, some of it not, Cara and Teagan depend on each other, humor, their family, and their not so common sense, to keep them going.
Sweet Tea is a quick and funny read, followed directly by Iced Tea.
Please note: Sweet Tea is now professionally edited and formatted.
As Allison Monroe balances work, school and her elderly Gram, she has little time left for herself. Sure, she secretly dreams of a fairytale romance, but she is content living vicariously through her promiscuous, quirky best friend Izzy. However, Izzy has other plans. Intent on finding her friend a man, Izzy drags Ally to a local hockey game. Ally doesn’t know anything about hockey, except for Izzy’s hormone-fueled description of sweaty men in uniforms, but she tries to be a good sport anyway. To Ally’s surprise, she enjoys the fast-paced game and is even more stunned when she collides into star player Benjamin Price, practically knocking him off his skates.
Ben plays for the Red Valley Razors and has everything that Ally does not: an exciting career, a multi-million dollar home overlooking the city and, of course, a fast car. Ben opens up an exciting new world for Ally and easily sweeps her off her feet with his boyish good looks and athletic charm. When his contract with the Razors expires and he is offered the chance to play for the best team in the league, which just so happens to be 1300 miles away, Ally risks losing everything. Will they end up on thin ice when life threatens to tear them apart?
With the support of her family and friends, Ally experiences life, love, letting go and discovers that the true meaning of home isn’t necessarily an address.
My debut novel, Oppression (Children of the Gods #1), was released on February 28th. It is now a B&N Teen NOOK Book best-seller!!
Here is the blurb. I hope you check it out. It's only $.99!!
Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Among so many of her kind, she should not be very remarkable--except for the prophecy. Some believe she will put an end to traditions, safeguarded by violence, which have oppressed her people for centuries. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning--and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules.
You Are Next Ebook is 99 cents for a limited time!
USA Today and International bestselling author "Katia Lief skillfully weaves a complex tale of an emotionally scarred central character, nail-biting suspense, and a diabolical killer that will grip you until the very last page. I can't wait for the next Detective Karin Schaeffer thriller." -Richard Montanari, Sunday Times bestselling author
The first novel (ebook) in the Karin Schaeffer series, You Are Next , was just put on sale for 99 cents:
Former detective Karin Schaeffer lost her husband and child to a serial killer, and now fights to overcome despair and save her remaining loved ones as the clock ticks on all their lives.
Book 2, Next Time You See Me, is on sale for $2.99:
Just when their new life together has settled in, Mac vanishes, unearthing secrets and dangers that force Karin into a face-off with a deadly Mexican queenpin whose son has an agenda of his own.
Book 3, Vanishing Girls, is coming on June 26...and it's on pre-sale for $3.99:
Girls are vanishing off the streets of New York City, and young women are being murdered. When the violence descends on Karin Schaeffer and Mac MacLeary's comfortable Brooklyn neighborhood, and their best friend becomes the lead investigator, they are drawn into the bewildering series of crimes.
IF YOU LOVE THE KARIN SCHAEFFER SERIES, OR THINK YOU WOULD, THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO GET YOUR E-BOOKS.
"Mesmerizing." -Lisa Gardner, NYT bestselling author
“I can always count on Katia Lief for gripping, twist-filled psychological suspense.” -Wendy Corsi Staub, NYT bestselling author
"Suspense at a high level." -Midwest Book Review
"Taut, clean storytelling." -Publishers Weekly
"An exhilarating thriller." -Harriet Klausner, The Mystery Gazette
"Lief pens a diabolically brilliant story and takes us on an amazing, wild ride." -Terri Ann Armstrong, Suspense Magazine
Consequences - Nora McCarthy joyfully lost herself in two things -her kids and her husband. Her kids included a hodgepodge of young people that found their way to her when they needed more than anyone else was willing to provide.
That was before, this is after.
After the kids have grown. After the unexpected death of her husband. After Nora discovered that perhaps her life was not as idyllic as she once believed. Nora is left to deal with the consequences of actions taken by others, actions she had no control over.
Jennifer was a child needing help. Help only Nora was willing to provide. For more than a decade Jennifer bounced between her biological family and Nora. There wasn't a lot of help for either of them then, Jennifer was a child that fell through the cracks of a broken system. Now that Jennifer is eighteen, there is no help at all.
For the second time in as many weeks Nora is surrounded by cops. Nora has done all the right things for all the right reasons and it might just cost her everything.
Please note: Consequences is approximately 83,000 words, professionally edited and formatted, and VERY different from Sheila's best selling books - The Tea Series.
The Weeping Empress
by Sadie S. Forsythe
Epic fantasy w/ some YA crossover appeal
Chiyo Alglaeca was happy in her life. That is, until it was all taken away. Forced into notoriety, stalked by a mysterious cult, hunted by the emperor, and facing betrayal at every turn she clings to the only safety she can find: two enigmatic men and the sharp bringer of death, Salvation. The Weeping Empress explores the devastating effects of loss, the hunt for redemption, and the price of destiny. It questions the true meaning of evil and asks what monster is not also an innocent?