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The Judas Kiss by Angella Graff
Published on Friday, May 3, 2013 by Judas’ Kiss haunts him 2 millennia into his unending existence. Torn between petty gods and their hunger for power, a faithless police officer slips further into machinations that have already cost the life of someone he loved. Mark’s story finally begins to unfold in the newest volume of Angella Graff’s well received series: The Judas Curse. Just as Dete...
The Truth About Dandelions by Hayley Linfield
Published on Sunday, April 28, 2013 by About the Book Mara isn't a slut; she just can't find what she wants.  She wants to forget her mother's death, her father's hypocrisy, and the plane crash that follows her.  As a child she couldn't understand why the grass never got cut, and now as she gropes her way through university life, all those weeds, those dandelions, have stayed with her, haunting her drea...
Cassandra by Starlight by Susan Mac Nicol
Published on Sunday, April 21, 2013 by Susan Mac Nicol's contemporary romance set in London has been incredibly well-received and has garnered some wonderful reviews: “Cassandra by Starlight” is a beautifully written romance novel that will keep you reading until the end. Between the twists, turns, ups and downs of the well written plot, Susan Mac Nicol keeps her characters realistic in her debut novel...
Raised by Hand by Willett Thomas
Published on Friday, April 19, 2013 by When we first meet Lily “Lil Bit” Dalton, she is quite literally drowning. This “lip flapping” event, along with others, takes place in the quirky, yet racially divided waterway township of Arcadia, Florida in 1954.In Raised by Hand, Lil Bit recounts the years between ten and thirteen spent in the care of the woman she considers to be her grandmother, "Bubbah,...
Scapemaker by Steve Cypert
Published on Friday, April 12, 2013 by Matthew is the son of Mr. Nicholas Namely, a local high school teacher. But unbeknownst to Matthew, his father is a dreamscaper whose classroom is connected to the dream-world. From his classroom, his students enter the halls of Scapemaker, a dream-world high school for young dreamscapers. Following a couple of heartfelt tragic events, Matthew is compelled to inves...
Attic of the Mind by Hemmie Martin
Published on Friday, April 5, 2013 by The time is right for Lilith Fields to seek revenge. Twenty-five years have passed since the sadistic abuser tortured the patients of the psychiatric ward, and now Lily has decided he must meet his final judgment. As her plan unfolds she discovers she is not the only one with a dark secret. Now, only time will tell if Lily’s demons will be vanquished, and just how m...
Kingdom of the Snark: The Quest for the Sword by Melanie Hatfield
Published on Friday, March 22, 2013 by If a whimsical fantasy like “The Hobbit” was written with the adult oriented humor of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” you would have “Kingdom of the Snark: The Quest for the Sword,” the first in a series of humorous fantasy. Renee the Righteous is a young Quester who must find the long-lost Sword of Power to save her people. When at last she t...
Fiery Nights (Second in the Underground Encounters series) by Lisa Carlisle
Published on Friday, March 15, 2013 by He may own a Goth nightclub, but Tristan Stone avoids people—the darkness that surrounds them drains him. When he sees Maya for the first time, alone on the dance floor, a light surrounds her. He must discover who she is and what gives her power. He wants her, must have her. Maya sees a man with haunting eyes watching her from the back of the club. She feels thei...
Whores by Nicolas Wilson
Published on Friday, March 8, 2013 by In the near future, women’s rights are eroding, and those who refuse their newly proscribed societal role are hunted as gender criminals, by the authorities when they're lucky, and by militias when they're not. This harrowing dystopia is seen through the eyes of a woman cast into a resistance group by circumstance, and a newly minted gender crimes detective task...
The Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer
Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by "In the sleepy town of Bratislava in 1933 a romantic girl falls for a bookseller from Berlin. Greta Weissensteiner, daughter of a Jewish weaver, slowly settles into life with the Winkelmeier clan. The political climate and slow disintegration of the multi-cultural society in Czechoslovakia becomes more complex and affects relations between the couple and their familie...
Message from Viola Mari by Sabrina Devonshire
Published on Monday, January 28, 2013 by World-renowned oceanographer and meteorite specialist Marissa Jones uncovers evidence that a comet cloud will soon destroy Earth. When aspiring writer and her best friend Jennifer begs her to take a Saturday morning sci-fi writing class, Marissa reluctantly agrees. Writing her real-life story as fiction gives her an astonishing new perspective on the anomalous set of ...
The Awakening (The Judas Curse) by Angella Graff
Published on Saturday, January 12, 2013 by The Awakening is a tale of immortals, ancient gods, and a Detective who doesn’t believe in any of it. Detective Ben Stanford is forced to come face to face with theology, mythos and everything he refused to believe in as his world is turned upside down by Mark, the immortal Gospel writer, who requests the detective’s help in finding his missing companion, Jud...
Liturgy by Brian Bigelow
Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by A little horror short story you may need to leave the lights on for. If a demon possessed crystal comes your way you may want to leave it where you found it. Enjoy this little excursion into a twisted imagination. What are the main themes? Possession and revenge Who or what inspired your story? Hellraiser What do you like best about your primary characters?...
Guest Authoring and Book Briefs
Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by In a Nutshell Our In a Nutshell feature is presented in a simple Q&A format that comprises a book blurb, quick fire questions aimed at giving the reader a broad view of the book, a picture of the book cover and links to your online retailer. In a Nutshell spotlights the book rather than the author. In a Nutshell Questions What are the main themes of your...
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