Friday, July 29, 2011

Naked Lunch [Kindle Edition]

Naked Lunch [Kindle Edition]

Product Description

Naked Lunch is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century, a book that redefined not just literature but American culture. An unnerving tale of a narcotics addict unmoored in New York, Tangiers, and ultimately a nightmarish wasteland known as interzone, its formal innovation, formerly taboo subject matter, and tour de force execution have exerted their influence on the work of authors like Thomas Pynchon, J. G. Ballard, and William Gibson; on the relationship of art and obscenity; and on the shape of music, film and media generally. Naked Lunch: The Restored Text includes many editorial corrections on the text, several essays he wrote over the years about the book, and an appendix of 20 percent new material and alternate drafts from the original manuscript, which predates the first published version. For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume is a valuable and fresh experience of this classic of our culture.

About the Author

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS (1914 1997) was the author of numerous novels, including Nova Express, The Ticket That Exploded, The Soft Machine, and The Wild Boys, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. JAMES GRAUERHOLZ was Burroughs s longtime secretary and editor. BARRY MILES has been involved for years with Beat literature as a scholar and participant. Among his books are The Beat Hotel and biographies of Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac.

Price: 7.81

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fight Club: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Fight Club: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Product Description

The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.

Chuck Palahniuk's outrageous and startling debut novel that exploded American literature and spawned a movement. Every weekend, in the basements and parking lots of bars across the country, young men with white-collar jobs and failed lives take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded just as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter, and dark, anarchic genius, and it's only the beginning of his plans for violent revenge on an empty consumer-culture world.

From the Back Cover

An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is now recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels published in this decade. Chuck Palahniuk's darkly funny first novel tells the story of a godforsaken young man who discovers that his rage at living in a world filled with failure and lies cannot be pacified by an empty consumer culture. Relief for him and his disenfranchised peers comes in the form of secret after-hours boxing matches held in the basements of bars. Fight Club is the brainchild of Tyler Durden, who thinks he has found a way for himself and his friends to live beyond their confining and stultifying lives. But in Tyler's world there are no rules, no limits, no brakes.

About the Author

Chuck Palahniuk's novels include Diary, Survivor, Lullaby, Choke, which was made into a film by director Clark Gregg, Haunted, Rant, Snuff, Pygmy and Tell-All. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a book about Portand, Oregon, and the non-fiction collection Non-Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest

Kindle Price: 7.27

A quote for today

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (Vintage) [Kindle Edition]

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (Vintage) [Kindle Edition] Review
Heralded as the "best book on the dope decade" by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson's documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the "Great Red Shark." In its trunk, they stow "two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls," which they manage to consume during their short tour.

On assignment from a sports magazine to cover "the fabulous Mint 400"--a free-for-all biker's race in the heart of the Nevada desert--the drug-a-delic duo stumbles through Vegas in hallucinatory hopes of finding the American dream (two truck-stop waitresses tell them it's nearby, but can't remember if it's on the right or the left). They of course never get the story, but they do commit the only sins in Vegas: "burning the locals, abusing the tourists, terrifying the help." For Thompson to remember and pen his experiences with such clarity and wit is nothing short of a miracle; an impressive feat no matter how one feels about the subject matter. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius. --Rebekah Warren

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Classic + Zombies = Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [Kindle Edition]

Product Description
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author

Jane Austen is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of English literature. Seth Grahame-Smith once took a class in English literature. He lives in Los Angeles.

Price: .99
# 11 Bestseller In Kindle Store
523 Customer Reviews

The Shop [Kindle Edition]

The Shop [Kindle Edition] by J. Carson Black

Product Description
* * * New Kindle Edition * * *

“THE SHOP is a hair-raising thriller from start to finish. J. Carson Black draws the reader into a world where nothing is as it seems. This book is both spooky and convincing, just what a thriller should be.”
---T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author of THE BORDER LORDS

When former Navy SEAL Cyril Landry and his team of assassins enter a chalet in Aspen, Colorado, he recognizes the pop star Brienne Cross asleep on the couch. As he is about to kill her, she wakes and looks into his eyes.

There is that one moment between them. And then she is dead. Someone with a higher pay scale than Landry has been ordering celebrities killed. Now he wants to know why.

At first glance, the shooting death of a police chief in a rundown Florida motel room appears to be an assignation gone wrong. But as detective Jolie Burke plumbs deeper into the crime’s murky undercurrents, she unveils a conspiracy shocking in its scope.

In her relentless pursuit of justice, Burke follows a byzantine path that will take her from the lottery-driven fantasies of a yard maintenance worker to a Panama City Beach missing-persons case and finally to the island compound of her estranged uncle--the Attorney General of the United States.

The death of a celebrity in Aspen has set the table for an orgy of death, destruction, and infamy. As the stakes rise, Jolie finds herself teamed with a killer. Only Jolie and her unlikely partner, Cyril Landry, can dismantle the shadowy entity known as The Shop--before it strikes again.

"Infused with an original voice and packed with compelling characters, J. Carson Black’s THE SHOP is a thriller to pay attention to."
----David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE

"Fresh and imaginative, J. Carson Black’s THE SHOP is a riveting read and a compelling tale of character. From FBI agents to local cops, from heroes to villains, THE SHOP is an exciting, sweeping crime thriller that will linger in your mind for a long time."
---Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of THE BOOK OF SPIES

Amazon 5 Star Customer Review - By Maynard F. Allington "novelist"

Today's thriller market has a number of franchise authors who consistently grind out "best sellers." Their plots are, for the most part, skillfully constructed, and they know how to tell a story. But their writing skills are often ordinary, even mundane, and rarely soar into that rarefied atmosphere of "style" that is the mark of a great writer. There was a time when stylists such as Eric Ambler and Graham Greene owned the thriller genre and lifted it to the level of literature. J. Carson Black is a throwback to that generation. She not only has the technical skills to shape a novel, but a gift for words that crosses into that exclusive literary terrain of art.

THE SHOP opens in a tense action sequence with the assassination in Aspen, Colorado of Brienne Cross, a well known actress/pop star. The hit is carried out with military precision by a lone assassin who vanishes from the scene, leaving no clue behind, least of all a motive.

The assassin is Cyril Landry, former SEAL and now a member of a black ops unit (known as "the shop") operating within a private security firm. The firm has been used on occasion by the government for missions requiring solutions outside the law. Landry is a man of contradictions - on the one hand devoted to his family, on the other capable of killing dispassionately. But the execution of Brienne Cross troubles him. For the first time, he finds himself drawn emotionally to a dead target. The years of mental programming that have conditioned him to kill, never questioning an order, are suddenly coming apart. In the course of this psychological dislocation, Landry will come to learn why Brienne's death was ordered, and will turn against the shop.

A second story line opens in a motel room on the gulf coast of Florida where a police chief has been found dead. Sheriff's homicide detective Jolie Burke is assigned to investigate. She suspects the suspicious death was a suicide, covered up by the victim's wife to protect his name. A tough, seasoned investigator, Jolie has some deep issues in her life, and a terrifying, repressed fear from early childhood.

Jolie's investigation will lead to a puzzling string of interrelated homicides that reach into the highest corridors of power. Eventually it will bring her into contact with Landry, on his own mission of vengeance against the shop, and a confrontation with the childhood memory she has blocked out. The life and death climax, when the antagonists finally clash on a private island off the Florida coast,is a masterpiece of narrative tension and suspense.

THE SHOP is original in concept, skillfully plotted and paced, with three dimensional characters, all of which make for an intriguing read.

Price: .99

Monday, July 25, 2011

Author Interview with Melissa Smith

Author Name:
Melissa Smith

I live in the midwest with my husband and two teenaged sons. When I'm not writing I'm reading. During the day I work as a Preschool ParaEducator ie: sneeze catcher, substitute facial tissue, and play mate.

I currently have two books out. The first is Cloud Nine of the Guardians of Man. And the other is of The Waiting Throne series, The Heir Apparent. I hope that all who read either one of these stories enjoys the adventure and comes back for more.

Cloud Nine (Paranormal Romance)
The Heir Apparent (Sci-Fi Fantasy)


Tell us what the book is about:
Cloud Nine is about a Guardian Angel who falls in love with a human girl. But the fun starts when his ex girlfriend pops back into the picture at the same time her ex boyfriend does.

What would you say the theme of the book is?
The theme is love. Love of family and friends. The Heir Apparent is about a missing prince and the person who wants him dead. Full of everyday magic and intrigue. The theme is that there is adventure around every corner. Interesting people with secrets to hide and people who want to find them out.

Do you have a favorite character from your novel(s)?
From Cloud Nine my favorite character would have to be Ariana. She's a little bit me and a little bit of each of my friends. She's fun and snarky and full of love.

For the Heir it would have to be Salmund. For just a boy he's strong and determined. Smart and independent and ready to follow in his fathers footsteps.

What motivates you to write? Do you write everyday?
The voices in my head tell me to write every day. If I dont they keep me up at night or invade my dreams. They're very persistent in getting what they want So yes, I write every day. I love it.

Who would be most interested in this novel?
For Cloud Nine it's a romance, so anyone who wants to live vicariously and fall in love with these characters will enjoy this book.
The Heir Apparent is for anyone who loves a good mystery filled with magic and adventure.

What prompted you to write the book?
Like I said before, these stories had been rattling around wanting attention, so I gave in. I've loved writing them out and giving them life.

Who are your favorite authors?
With out a doubt Lynn Kurland is my absolute favorite author. Next in line is Brent Weeks. Then there is Terry Brooks and then Gena Showalter, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alyssa Day, Nalini Singh, Brandon Sanderson...I seriously could go on but you get the picture I love to read!

Would one of your books be a good movie?
What writer doesnt think their book would make a great movie? Of course I do! All of them would! I would love to see my characters brought to life on the big screen!

What is your dream job?
My dream job would to have no job! To laze around and do nothing more than read, shop, and play! But to be able to stay home and write all day would be a close second!

What projects do you have planned for the future?
Currently I'm working on a Guardians novella and an as yet untitled Paranormal Romance.

Falling Star (The Watchers) [Kindle Edition]

Falling Star (The Watchers) [Kindle Edition]

Product Description
Only One Man Can Save the Planet - But He Just Died.

Mysterious but silent objects have been found buried deep in the murky depths of the ocean. Dormant for decades, they are now awake and sending messages to outer space. Mike, pulled back into a clandestine world to finish a job he started as a young Navy Ensign and help decipher these strange messages, is attacked by gangs of ordinary Americans and must fight for his very life.

As he struggles through these challenges, Mike also learns that a revered friend has died. With the death of this friend, is mankind's last hope for understanding the signals lost forever in the silt and muck of the ocean bottom?

From the deepest reaches of the abyssal plains to the arid but mystically beautiful deserts of the American Southwest, Falling Star takes you on a journey through the darkest aspects of human existence to enlightenment of mankind's soul. It is a realistically written novel and contains scenes of graphic violence and strong language.

Thriller/Techno-Thriller/Science Fiction. 98,250+ words, 354 pages.


Highly Recommended by Noted Book Reviewer:

Alan Caruba, Charter Member of the prestigious National Book Critics Circle had this to say about Falling Star:

"It is rare when a novelist makes his debut with as powerful a novel as Philip Chen's Falling Star ($15.25, available from, softcover and on Kindle). It begins in 1967 and concludes in the Oval Office in 1993. In between Chen introduces you to an array of characters, all of whom have unique talents, some of whom are U.S. Navy officers, some with the FBI, all devoted to the protection of their nation. They are a handful of people who know about mysterious entities far beneath the surface of the waters surrounding the U.S. Others are members of a rogue KGB unit, moles who lived among us, but whose mission ended when the former Soviet Union collapsed. This novel stands out for the way you are introduced not just to the characters, but the physical reality in which they live, the sights and even the smells. Slowly and then with increasing intensity, the mysteries are unraveled, the enemies identified, as life and death often hangs in the balance. Drawing on his own life as an ocean research engineer, attorney and banker, Chen brings an authenticity to the novel that provides a heart-pounding reality that forces you to ask "What if?" What if Earth was under observation by those from another planet that is circling a dying sun? What if they intended to colonize it? What if the year for this was 2013? If you read just one novel in 2011, make it Falling Star."

Pre-publication Review by Award-Winning Author:

Robin Hathaway, well-known mystery author of the Dr. Fenimore and other series, and an Agatha Award winner (1998) and the David G. Sasher, Sr. Award (2009) winner, writes,

"The discovery and subsequent search for a mysterious weapon buried deep in American waters, is the chilling subject of this thriller. The author's knowledge of engineering and his use of specific detail increase the credibility of this intriguing story. A colorful cast of characters are involved in the search and their dramatic interaction is vividly portrayed.

"Anyone interested in the future of America's defense and weaponry will find this novel gripping."


About the Author
Philip Chen was born in China in 1944 and immigrated to the United States in 1949. Growing up in Washington, D.C., during the 1950s and 1960s, Philip learned both the pains and triumphs of American society at a crucial turning point in America's history. In the fifties and sixties, Washington stood at the crossroads of southern institutionalized racism and northern false hope; a point not lost on the young Chinese immigrant.

After receiving a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Distinction from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science from Stanford University, he worked as an ocean research engineer in the development of deep submergence systems. Part of his work dealt with vehicles that could freely dive to 20,000 feet of water depth. He also participated as a hyperbaric chamber operator for manned dives inside a pressure chamber to 1,500 feet. He holds one U.S. Patent for an underwater mooring system.

After his stint as an ocean research engineer, Philip was an environmental and energy engineer, a trial attorney, a public securities attorney, an investment banker, a corporate executive, a private equity manager (in Africa), a strategic consultant, a cartoonist, an illustrator, a website manager, and author. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota.

One of his mentors once told Philip that it wasn't that he couldn't hold down a job; he couldn't even hold down a career! Philip's biography has been included in Who's Who in America and in Who's Who in the World for many years.

Price: .99

Friday, July 22, 2011

Wrecker [Kindle Edition]

Wrecker [Kindle Edition]

Product Description

Jane thought a loveless marriage was as bad as it could get.

Steve thought life was perfect with a hired man to do his chores.

They were both wrong.

Jane Havelock is coping a day at a time in a bad marriage when her husband Steve hires handyman Rob Manteo for a never-ending series of odd jobs around the house. At first Jane is repulsed by Manteo, a huge, muscular man with primitive communication skills. But revulsion reluctantly gives way to curiosity and even fascination as loneliness drives her into a precarious friendship with Manteo. He’s morose and mysterious, but there’s definitely more to him than meets the eye. He seems to be hiding something.

As her marriage and her husband’s career crumble around her, Jane digs into Manteo’s past and uncovers a horrible secret. She knows now that it was more than chance that brought Manteo into their world, but it may be too late.

Price: .99

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Apolo Drakuvich is available as an Ebook and Paperback

Apolo Drakuvich is available as an Ebook and Paperback! The paperback format is finally live! Woohoo!

Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (February 17, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1461014654
ISBN-13: 978-1461014652
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Author Interview with Julia Crane

Author Name: Julia Crane

Book Title: Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles

Book Category/Genre: YA

Link to book: Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles

Book Trailer

Tell us what the book is about:

Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends--she's an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans.

In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen. Against tradition, Keegan's brother Thaddeus told her Rourk's name because his visions warned him she'd need Rourk's protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves.

Rourk finds himself drawn to Keegan's side every time she thinks his name. He wants to talk to her but remains in the shadows, silently guarding her every time she mentally beckons him. A twist of fate thrusts the two of them together when Rourk is forced to step up his protection and make his presence known.

An ancient prophecy deeply entwines Keegan's family and the future of their society. Somehow they must find a way to thwart fate and win the battle...without losing Keegan. With war brewing, and dark forces aligning, will Keegan and Rourk ever have the life together that they both desire?

What would you say the theme of the book is? Destiny

Do you have a favorite character from your novel(s)? I think Thaddeus is my favorite character. He’s Keegan’s younger brother who was born with the gift to sight. He is the child of the prophecy and the only chance the light elves have to avoid extinction. That is a lot of weight to put on a twelve year olds shoulder.

What motivates you to write? Do you write everyday? My current motivation is to finish book 2 in the series. It’s taking longer than I expected. I write something everyday. Even if it’s not for Conflicted. I have a couple of other stories in the works. I try to write 1,000 words a day, but often I will only get around 500.

Who would be most interested in this novel? Coexist is a young adult novel so my target audience is teens. However, I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from adults as well.

What prompted you to write the book? I finally had the time to sit down and write again. We moved to Dubai, and I suddenly had a lot of free time. I was used to being busy running a small business. I happened to read a news article about self publishing and the world that e-books has opened for authors. I sat down and started writing. I always had the story in the back of my mind it was fun to see it come to life.

Who are your favorite authors? Too many to mention. I love to read and many different genres. I love Ken Follett, Ayn Rand, John Sandford, James Patterson etc… I could go on and on. There really aren’t many books I dislike.

Would one of your books be a good movie? Of course, I think all books could be made into a good movie. However, books are always better.

What is your dream job? I have my dream job. I’m fortunate enough to be able to stay home with my kids and write. What more could I ask for?

What projects do you have planned for the future? I want to finish the Keegan’s Chronicles series, and I’m also working on a couple of short stories, I have an idea for a children’s book I’m eager to get started on. Basically, I just plan on writing and see where it takes me.

Thanks for having me!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

LET'S GET DIGITAL - Box Wine Party, With Optional Book Launch

LET'S GET DIGITAL - Box Wine Party, With Optional Book Launch

Time Tomorrow at 12:00pm - Thursday at 12:00pm

Location Here, There & Everywhere (Online)

Created By David Gaughran

More Info Tomorrow I will be drinking from a very large box of wine to celebrate the culmination of three months hard work, the release of my latest book LET'S GET DIGITAL: HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH, AND WHY YOU SHOULD.

Come along and join me as I cheer the book up the charts, or commiserate with me as the world shrugs in indifference. Either way, there's wine.

Oh, I almost forget. You will be able to buy the book from tomorrow too. Even better, the PDF version will be FREE on my blog (link to follow).

But mostly this is about the wine.

If you want more details, it's a very large box of wine with a small tap on the side, and it comes from one of the Top 10 box wine factories in Argentina.

Check it out! :)

9 Ways to Help Your Favorite Indie Author

As an indie author, it can be tough getting publicity. People are more than happy to email you privately and tell you they love your book, but getting them to leave a review on a public site, or recommend it to friends is trickier. And asking outright can seem a bit rude (whether it is or not depends on how close you are to the person; asking your mother or your sister isn’t rude, asking someone you’ve met twice might be).

Readers often don’t really know what they can do to help their favorite authors (indie or otherwise) be more successful. So here are nine things readers can do to help their favorite authors be more successful:

1. Review their work.
Leaving a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, or elsewhere is a great way to show your support. Other readers rely on reviews to make their purchasing decisions, and books with more reviews appear to be more popular. Take a few minutes to write a review. Remember, most sites don’t require you to purchase the book before leaving a review, so you can copy and paste your review into multiple sites.

2. Share a link.
If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, share a link to the author’s book with your friends and followers. If it’s a book you really love, then there’s a good chance at least some of your friends will love it, too.

3. Buy it as a gift.
Books make great gifts. And sharing the work of your favorite author with a friend or relative can gain them new fans.

4. Become a fan.
Whether it’s on Goodreads, Facebook, or elsewhere, becoming a fan of your favorite authors means you’ll get regular updates about their work. The more fans a page has, the more popular an author appears. Don’t forget to recommend them to your friends, too.

5. Recommend them to book review sites.
If you’re an active participant on a book review site, recommend that the site review their books. Indie authors sometimes have a hard time getting reviews due to the stigma still attached to self-publishing, but a recommendation from an active site participant can go a long way toward getting past that stigma.

6. Ask for it at your local library.
Libraries will often buy books based on what their patrons ask for. So if your local library doesn’t have books by your favorite authors, ask for them. Libraries can help writers get new fans, who will then go on to buy their work in the future.

7. Order through your local independent bookstore.
When you order a book through an independent bookstore, you increase the chance that the bookstore might order additional copies. If the person placing the orders is intrigued by the book, they might order an extra to see if it sells. Alternatively, they might leaf through the book when it comes in, and then decide to buy, or ask for your recommendation.

8. Share their other content.
If your favorite author is on Twitter, Facebook, or another social media site, following them and then occasionally re-sharing their updates can be a huge help.

9. Use #writerwednesday and #followfriday hashtags on Twitter.
If you and your favorite author are on Twitter, consider recommending them for #writerwednesday and #followfriday. Both are great ways to find new people to follow, and can result in a handful of new followers every week.

by Cameron Chapman

Monday, July 18, 2011

A 1-Star Review for Apolo Drakuvich

"This book would have received zero stars had the Amazon review system permitted it. This is simply the worst book I've ever tried to read. I am one of those people who dislikes walking out on a book. It took me about three chapters of torture to stop reading it. It is full of violence for its own sake. It is full of anger for its own sake. Neither the violence nor the anger serve to propel the plot forward as there is no obvious plot. They instead serve to describe a two dimensional character with one dimension being violence and the other anger. If it is not clear yet, I do not recommend this book. I do recommend that you don't even bother to open it." Eva in Alaska

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Apolo Drakuvich paperback is now available

The Apolo Drakuvich paperback is now available

Publication Date:Feb 17 2011
ISBN/EAN13:1461014654 / 9781461014652
Page Count:162
Binding Type:US Trade Paper
Trim Size:5" x 8"
Color:Black and White
Related Categories:Fiction / Literary

G.W. Jefferies' Apolo Drakuvich captures the life of a petty criminal on a strange ride ranging from bizarre and senseless to utterly tragic. Revolving around parasitic journalism, media and government corruption, and a ruthless, conniving judge who milks the citizens out of millions of dollars, Apolo Drakuvich can be described as a compilation of untamed and sheer madness--captivating the readers' attention from beginning to end. With its raw descriptions, penetrating dialogue and crisp writing, this book is like no other.

Within all the madness that so epitomizes the life of Apolo, G.W. Jeffries presents a life of regret in epic proportions. Sitting in a jail cell, Apolo reflects, "One thing is for sure, I let it all slip many opportunities lost." Apolo sadly examines the events and decisions of his life, and the paths he took and should have taken. Apolo seeks peace of mind and justice, but flashbacks of his past continuously haunt him; moreover, he seems to be victimized by a corrupt justice system everywhere he goes.

As an offender, Apolo discusses pertinent issues of today's society, where it is next to impossible for offenders to live normal lives, despite the desire to do so. Essentially, law enforcement and authorities seem to systematically destroy the offender by placing constraints on the offender such as restrictions on where to live, GPS monitoring, registering as offenders on websites, and more.

Apolo Drakuvich is a microcosm of numerous real-life issues encompassing the wild, the bizarre, and the tragic.

The Apolo Drakuvich paperback is now available :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Terminal Diner [Kindle Edition]

The Terminal Diner [Kindle Edition]

"Men like pie." Who would know the truth behind those words better than Elaina Brady's mother Maria? Months after she showed her teenage daughter how to bake perfect pie and hours after offering that culinary wisdom, Maria abandons Elaina, her sister Dee Dee and their father Walt. All it took was a lingering, lusty look from a Missoula trucker who stopped by their family's diner and ordered a slice of lemon meringue. Maria hitches a ride west with him, and with that impulsive decision, sixteen-year-old Elaina loses her mother and gains a job baking pies at the diner.

A decade after Maria's departure, Elaina is still working at The Terminal Diner, just around the bend from an upstate New York airport. Her humdrum life is defined by pie-baking routine. Elaina realizes painfully that all she still knows about the opposite sex is summed up in the three last words her mother spoke to her. Then one deceivingly beautiful morning in September 2001, horrifying acts committed by terrorists a hundred miles away upset her world, bringing new influences into her life and inspiring her to be like her mother-impulsive. Will Elaina survive the consequences of her actions?

This suspenseful story is the fourth novel by Amazon Top 100 bestselling author Mary Pat Hyland.

Price: $2.99

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Christopher M. Thompson - Indie Author

Books and info on indie author - Christopher M. Thompson

Blog Link The Book of Chaophim

Breakfast Anytime
(Book: Poetry anthology)
A collection of poems written on a variety of topics ranging from humorous to heartbroken. Breakfast Anytime is published in two seperate versions, the "stock" version being an uncensored collection of the poetry while the "Family-Friendly edition" lacks some of the poetry with darker tones and language which may be inappropriate for all readers. It is published in eBook form only, but is available in a wide variety of formats.

Purchase on Smashwords - $2.99 (US)
Breakfast Anytime
Breakfast Anytime: Family-Friendly Edition


"This collection of poems runs the gamut from passion between a couple, a parent grieving their child growing up too fast, scorned lovers and more. My favorites included the title poem "Breakfast Anytime", an acrostic which tells an interesting story; "Amazement", a sweet poem told from an ill child's perspective, and "The Cure for a Broken Heart", a cute piece about a young woman seeking a doctor's advice on how to get past a break up.

I recommend this collection for poetry enthusiasts, as well as those that enjoy lyrical imagery. Very well done." - Bex A.

Type: Anthology
Genre: Poetry

Saving Throw

He wanted to pick the lock to her heart...

Kyle was a guy in love with a girl who was different from the rest. she lived in a world of make-believe where knights and dragons abounded, castles awaited storming, and treasure lay in dark dungeons beyond dangers the likes of which only the bravest of the brave did dare to face.

Cameron, Jessie, Shai, Dawn, and Cryss belonged to a growing minority: self-professed 'geek girls' whose passion was tabletop role-playing games. For some of them, it seemed that dating was beyond their reach and that, in the deepest parts of their hearts, love remained the greatest treasure yet to be found.

...but he forgot to check for traps.

Can Kyle make it past their swords and shields to enter their world in his attempt to rescue his fair maiden from her tower prison or, when he gets there, will he find that the one he is after has no desire to be rescued?

Type: Screenplay
Genre: Fantasy / Romance / Comedy


"I SO want to watch this movie!" ... (on her favorite part) "I think the climax when the whole plot came together. You really know how to tie all the elements together." - Alison T.


About the Author

Christopher M. Thompson

Born into what he often refers to as a "thermonuclear family", Christopher is the eldest of seven children in total, but was raised with only his eldest half-sister in a military family. He has lived a colorful and exciting life which has been filled with ups and downs and is currently undergoing the second of his two divorces. He is the father of three wonderful children, the eldest of which inspired to follow in her father's footsteps as a writer.

Formerly a career IT Support Specialist, Christopher has served the IT industry for more than twenty years and has turned his lifelong passion of creative writing into a professional trade by becoming both a personal and freelance writer.

His writing influences include William Shakespeare, Douglas Adams, Dylan Thomas, Steven King, Walter Jon Williams, Roger Zelazny, Homer, Anne Rice, and William Gibson.

He is an avid fan of movies, mostly of comedy, romantic comedy, indie and foreign films.


Christopher began writing poetry as a child, his love for verse expanding as he learned its many forms. He is an eclectic poet with topics ranging from humor to heartbreak and has competed in several poetry competitions including World of Poetry and peer-competition at Helium, where many of the poems from his book "Breakfast Anytime" have received and still maintain high rankings.

He has written song lyrics as well, mostly parody and filk, but one of his more heartfelt works, "Daddy's Tears" can be found in written form in "Breakfast Anytime".

Blog link: The Book of Chaophim

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cover art for Carolyn's Disease revealed!

Cover art for Carolyn's Disease has been revealed!

Blue Valley (A World War 2 Fantasy) (The Elementals) [Kindle Edition]

Blue Valley (A World War 2 Fantasy) (The Elementals) [Kindle Edition]

Product Description

At the outset of World War 2, with the government terrified of Japanese sabotage, Will Leary is sent to California to investigate a spreading, deadly blue soil. When he falls in love with the magical woman who is unwittingly causing the destruction, he must decide between science and his soul.

Price: .99

Monday, July 11, 2011


Indie Writer Allen Schatz is pleased to announce the launch of the print version of his debut novel!

The eBook version has been rated 4- & 5-stars at Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and more…

“Allen Schatz, in his first novel, has proven a welcome newcomer to an overcrowded thriller market sadly diluted with average ho-hum fare… I would highly recommend this book to any thriller fan who is tired of the same old mediocre drivel that is plaguing our bookshelves… Schatz has proven he belongs in the writing game…”

“You might expect a mystery involving a baseball umpire in the World Series to center on fixing games. Schatz happily has chosen to go in a less obvious direction… Game 7 has a huge cast of characters - it is to Schatz's credit as a writer that they're reasonably easy to keep straight… If you like baseball and thrillers, Game 7: Dead Ball is a must read…”

“Simply put, it's a fun, entertaining book that I would recommend for anyone's summer reading list.”

Order your copy of the book at:

Additional sales outlets, including, will follow in the coming weeks.

For all the latest news visit – you can also follow Allen on Facebook at or on Twitter (@raschatz).

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Sable City (The Norothian Cycle) [Kindle Edition]

The Sable City (The Norothian Cycle) [Kindle Edition]

Product Description

The Trade Houses of the Miilark Islands control the shipping lanes linking four diverse continents across the blue vastness of the Interminable Ocean. The Houses are represented abroad by the Guilders; men and women skilled in business and burglary, salesmanship and swordplay, merchandising and musketry. Tilda Lanai has trained for years to take her place among them, but now the House she is to serve is imperiled by the sudden death of the House Lord. Scenting blood in the water, rival Houses begin to circle. The desperate search for an exiled heir takes Tilda across a war-torn continent and to the gates of the Sable City, where centuries ago dark magic almost destroyed the world. Along with a sinister sorceress, a broken-hearted samurai, and a miscreant mercenary long on charm but lousy with a crossbow, Tilda must brave the demon-infested ruins to find the heir who may yet save her House.

From the Author

The Sable City is the first volume of a fantasy/adventure series called The Norothian Cycle. As such, it is the introduction not only to a cast of characters but to an entire world, though I have endeavored not to let laying-the-groundwork detract from Tilda's story. Additional background materials (maps, glossary, short histories) may be found at The Sable City on Facebook.

Price: 2.99

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Eyes of the Dead (A Vetala Cycle Novel) [Kindle Edition]

The Eyes of the Dead (A Vetala Cycle Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Product Description
Vampires are loose in the trenches of the First World War.

Passchendaele, 1917. Private Reg Wilson is a man with a name but no memories. A soldier who remembers nothing of life before the fighting began. Until he comes to Black Wood, a tainted place that knows him intimately. There, he will discover a darkness buried long ago by time and dust. An appetite that has been awoken by war. A hunger that will feed upon his blood, his regrets and his worst fears. It will show him what he has forgotten. It will show him nightmare made flesh. And, before he dies, it will make him look deep into the eyes of the dead.

This work is DRM-free and lendable.

Price: .99

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ebook Deal of the Day

Ebook Deal of the Day

A place for highlighting bargain books and promoting author giveaways

Check out this brand new facebook page and get some cool deals on ebooks.

The Count of Monte Cristo [Kindle Edition] - Free

The Count of Monte Cristo [Kindle Edition] - Free

It's a classic and a book you should have read in High School or College. If you haven't read it yet, it's free on Amazon and can also be found free around the web. More info can be found here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Scarlet Letter [Kindle Edition] - Free

The Scarlet Letter [Kindle Edition] - Free

Novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1850. It is considered a masterpiece of American literature and a classic moral study. The novel is set in a village in Puritan New England. The main character is Hester Prynne, a young woman who has borne an illegitimate child. Hester believes herself a widow, but her husband, Roger Chillingworth, returns to New England very much alive and conceals his identity. He finds his wife forced to wear the scarlet letter A on her dress as punishment for her adultery. Chillingworth becomes obsessed with finding the identity of his wife's former lover. When he learns that the father of Hester's child is Arthur Dimmesdale, a saintly young minister who is the leader of those exhorting her to name the child's father, Chillingworth proceeds to torment the guilt-stricken young man. In the end Chillingworth is morally degraded by his monomaniacal pursuit of revenge; Dimmesdale is broken by his own sense of guilt, and he publicly confesses his adultery before dying in Hester's arms. Only Hester can face the future bravely, as she plans to take her daughter Pearl to Europe to begin a new life. --The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Should You Buy an eBook Reader?

Should You Buy an eBook Reader?

This is an antiebook reader article from TIME. An interesting take on the ebook revolution/future. Print is not dead. Speaking of print, Apolo Drakuvich will be available in paperback in the near future. KILL THE TREES!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Awesome reviews are coming in for Apolo Drakuvich

Wow! Some really good reviews are coming in for Apolo Drakuvich!

A five star review By Evelyn on

Wow! I have just finished reading one of the most profound stories of this generation. Against a chaotic background of crime and corruption, the story follows Apolo on an awakening and sometimes terrifying journey of how a person "falls from grace" and how the justice system slowly destroys its own citizens through rigorous social and political maneuvers. A must read that will have you thinking about what exactly is the definition of a "criminal", and how we may have to rethink the way we deal with them. I will definitely recommend this book to all my friends and family!

A five star review By Aubrey on
I just bought this book thinking it'd be an OK read - something to pass the time when I am less busy or at the beach but soon I found out that I couldn't put it down! Lots of intrigue, with a serious dose of seriousness underneath. The characters were all well introduced and done, and the plot multi-layered. I especially liked Donna, Cocaine Shane and of course, the crazy Apolo Drakuvich. The author has a great imagination when it comes to Apolo.