Be transported in time back to when outlaws on horseback were robbing stagecoaches in THE SHOPKEEPER. This tale follows Steve Dancy, a New York shopkeeper, as he journeys out West to discover new adventures.
Readers who enjoyed The Sisters Brothers, Lonesome Dove, and Hondo will like THE SHOPKEEPER.
THE SHOPKEEPER was inspired by The Virginian. Mr. Best’s began to imagine if the Easterner was not just the narrator, but an active participant in the story. Who would play Steve Dancy? Possibly, Christian Bale or Ryan Gosling.
This is available for $3.99 on April 22.
I passed the deck to my right, but Dooley declined to cut. When I continued to hesitate, Richard made another “Hurry up” gesture. I knew the command to deal must hide a larger story, but their faces told me this was all I was going to get, at least tonight. A man killed, but the town newspaperman and the sole doctor barely blink. This was the West, and Pickhandle Gulch was remote and isolated, but my new friends’ reaction seemed surprisingly subdued.
James Best is the author of The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, The Return, Tempest at Dawn, The Shut Mouth Society, Principled Action, and The Digital Organization. James has ghost written several books. He has written two regular magazine columns, numerous journal articles, and is an active blogger. Besides being an active surfer, James belongs to Western Writers of America and is a member of the Scottsdale, Arizona Corral of Westerners. He lives with his wife, Diane, in Arizona and California.
I started writing on business trips to relax after a stressful day. Within minutes, I could escape to another place and time. Now, I write anywhere and at any time. I have written for as short as five minutes and as long as seven hours. Most of the time I write because there is nothing else I would rather do.
A fun, fast, flirty read, THREE DAYS IN SEATTLE is a delicious blend of sweet romance and fast-paced suspense in the Emerald City. Is the handsome stranger there to help, or is he the one who wants Kate dead? The story sends readers on an engaging romp through romance, revenge, and murder.
Fans of Stephanie Bond or Barbara Freethy will enjoy THREE DAYS IN SEATTLE.
Ms. Burroughs’ inspiration for THREE DAYS IN SEATTLE came from her love of Seattle and the love between her son and his wife. Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel would star in the movie version of this novel.
This will be available for $0.99 on April 22nd.
When characters become so real to you that you just have to tell their story, that’s the best time to get them out of your head and write your book. I began a few years ago writing down these stories, and they have taken on a life of their own. There are now seven of them, with a few more coming by the end of the year. What other profession lets you just make things up?
My favorite food is babyback ribs, but cheesecake is a close second. I write in my home office, which I can have complete quiet to let my mind run free. I listen to contemporary Christian music and some Country Western and my favorite TV show has to be Castle.
Nicholas Sparks needs no introduction. When you pick up one his books you are guaranteed the perfect read, and usually a tear or two as well. Both these novels are $3.99 for Kindle today. If you haven’t read them yet, be sure to get them. Read them already? Tell other readers what you thought in the comments.
Bestselling author, Fern Michaels, Sisterhood is a winner. Get hooked with Deja Vu. Dying to Live is a cozy mystery by new-to-the-scene author Jane Grossman.
Plage of Coins by Aiden James and Flutter by Melissa Andrea are both 99c for Kindle today.
All three of these light romance novels are $1.99 for Kindle today.
Some people survive life’s blows whilst others become “mad, bad or sad”. Swimming Upstream is the story of a survivor, Lizzie, whose life takes a series of dramatic twists after she steps into the path of an oncoming car.
Readers who like Eat, Pray, Love will like SWIMMING UPSTREAM.
Ms. Mancini’s inspiration for Swimming Upstream came from a painful relationship breakup many years ago when issues from her own past came rearing up to haunt her. She then became interested in the question as to why some people survive life’s challenges whilst others go under in one way or another. British actress Kate Beckinsale would play Lizzie.
This is available for $3.99 on April 21st.
It was as if we were having two different conversations. Which wasn’t that surprising after all, as we were clearly having two entirely different experiences of breaking up. His was soft, cushioned; Jude and his friends had broken his fall. Mine was cold, empty and bereft. I was freefalling in space and time, with nobody standing by to stop me hurtling headlong into obscurity.
I was born in South London and educated in Cambridge and London. I now live with my husband and two children in Oxfordshire. I’m a legal-aid lawyer and writer. My eldest child has a severe learning disability and so juggling working as a lawyer, writing and caring for my sons is a challenge to say the least! I think it’s true to say that I have had my fair share of loss, trauma and difficulties over the years and it has got me interested in the subject of resilience and what it is that enables some people to survive life’s challenges whilst others become “mad, bad or sad”. That’s the underlying theme of my novel.
MY FAVORITE FOOD: I love wine, cheese and reading in bed! I also love good movies.
MY FAVORITE BOOK: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
MY FAVORITE MOVIE: Thelma and Louise. I love American movies generally and am fascinated with the American landscape and countryside as well as the people. But I also love the two women’s fight against injustice and male chauvinism. Right on sisters!.
You will find yourself captivated by JUST EVIL with it’s mix of mystery, romance and murder.
Three Beverly Hills friends have hidden their dark pasts. Kit, Baylee, and Quinn haven’t had perfect lives and their past secrets are about to be brought back to the present.
JUST EVIL is exciting and faced-paced and just the first in a trilogy! Nora Roberts and Karen Robard fans will enjoy JUST EVIL.
Blake Lively and Jensen Ackles are who we imagine as the main characters in JUST EVIL.
This will be available for $2.99 on April 21st.
Vickie is the author of eight novels, including the Skye Cree series, The Evil Trilogy, and the Pelican Pointe series. She grew up listening to her mother tell ghost stories and other tales chocked full of vivid characters her mother made up to entertain three kids. A beachgoer, an ocean-lover, a dreamer, she lives in Southern California with the love of her life.
When she isn’t working on her next manuscript or screenplay, she loves to spend time outdoors. In her spare time she tries to grow things, which other people commonly refer to as gardening. She loves reading all kinds of books about a variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. She loves to play video games, and enjoys watching football with the hubby. If you’ve ever read any of her books, you know she’s a die-hard Raider fan, which means she has the patience of Job. She lives for chocolate, but then who doesn’t? She’ll kill for a cup of coffee in the morning. She’s convinced the best food on earth is French fries. And she could easily be a vegetarian if not for bacon.
Travis Walker can charm any girl he meets, and yet down deep he fears he’ll always be a loser like his jailbird father. As the landlady threatens eviction, Travis takes a job he hates and spends his evenings picking up girls at a nearby night spot.
When he enlists in a teen program at the local fire station and also meets the love of his life, he at last sees a future for himself. But getting it is not going to be easy…
Those who like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Looking for Alaska, and 13 Reasons Why will enjoy GIRLS LOVE TRAVIS WALKER.
Ms. Pfeffer was inspired to GIRLS LOVE TRAVIS WALKER by a boy she once knew that planted the seed in her mind. She would have Reeve Carney play Travis Walker.
This will be available for $0.99 on April 21st.
Only fifteen minutes since I’d entered the halls of Perdido High School and already the beady eye of authority was upon me. I hadn’t even done anything wrong.
“Travis!” Ms. Valenzuela called out to me from the door of the guidance office. Although she was getting old, maybe into her early forties, she hadn’t let herself go. She had great legs, which were hidden today by her lime green pants.
“Yo.” I loped over and unleashed a grin that combined sincere remorse for my failings with my irresistible charm.
I am a mom and a dachshund lover and have lived in Los Angeles for most of my life. I’ve worked as a banker and a lawyer, but my favorite job of all is writing. I like to write hopeful and sometimes funny stories about kids overcoming tough circumstances. And a bit of romance is always good, too!
Favorite Food: I love refined carbohydrates
Favorite Place to Write: I write at home in my pajamas and am so happy that I can. I enjoy my home and my family.
Favorite TV show: Reality TV
Here’s a fun, light mystery for your weekend. Wrecked by Carol Higgins Clark is $3.79 today.
Looking for a new contemporary fantasy serise to get in to? You’ve come to the right place. Born of Shadows By New York Times Bestelling author, Sherilyn Kenyon is only $1.99 for Kindle today. A Modern Witch, the first book in a great contemporary fantasy series, is only $3.99 today.
Save $14 on The Thirteenth Tale, a literary novel with over 600 5-star reviews on Amazon. Testimony by Anita Shreve is $2.99 for Kindle today.
A VIEW TO DIE FOR is a suspenseful mystery with an odd couple for detectives – Jake, an freelance software engineer and a prediliction for McDonalds, and his golden retriever, Fred. Jake comes to his sister’s aide when she is accused of murder in a black widow insurance scam.
Fans of David Rosenfelt Lawrence’s Block Burglar Books and Dean Koontz will enjoy A VIEW TO DIE FOR.
The author, Richard Houston, was inspired to write this novel from his discovery of a cave on his property and watching a tv show about Jesse James and the Golden Circle. He pictures George Clooney as Jake.
“What do you think, Boy? Did Jesse James really hide his coins here?” This time, Fred answered by running ahead to the cave. It was conceivable that Jesse’s gang had hidden some of their stolen loot along the river. Missouri was a Union state during the civil war, but someone forgot to tell the proud rebels of Truman and the rest of the Ozarks – including the James brothers. The brothers had been raised in Missouri and must have known the Osage River well. After the South lost the war, they returned to Missouri and continued their own private war against the local banks and trains. I figured the link to the James gang made the coins worth far more than the gold they were struck from. If the story could be verified, the coins would be worth a small fortune, maybe enough to kill for.
Richard is working on his third career. His first was as a carpenter and roofer for twenty years while working his way through college. With a BS in Math he spent the next twenty-five years as a successful software engineer by working on the Space Shuttle at both Vandenberg AFB, and Johnson Space Center. He then went on to start Master Mind SofTools where he developed software for fortune 500 companies.
My favorite place to write is my writing desk overlooks Lake of The Ozarks. It’s a great place to watch the boats and birds, but a terrible distraction for writing. Thus, it’s usually only after two am that I get any real work accomplished.
LEAVING THE HALL LIGHT ON is a moving story of a mother’s struggle to help her bipolar son and coping with his death. Madeline describes her life when her son Paul is diagnosed with bipolar disorder after a psychotic break at 19. She goes on to talk about life with Paul and finding meaning in her life after his suicide.
Readers of A Year of Magical Thinking , The Liars’ Club, and The Glass Castle will appreciate LEAVING THE HALL LIGHT ON.
Ms. Sharples came about writing this book from her experiences with audience members from her talks. She wanted to share her story with others as a way to erase the stigma of mental illness and to help others cope with the suicide of a loved one.
This will be available on April 20 for $0.99.
One night right before the first Thanksgiving after Paul’s death, Sherry left a basket on my doorstep. Her note said that she dreaded the holidays after her mother died, so she gathered—“harvested” was the word she used—a few things to ease the holiday season for me. As I read her note and looked through the basket, I cried. Among the items inside was a book about coping with the loss of a love. This one was in poetry—she knew I wrote poetry—and the first book I was able to concentrate on enough to read through after Paul died. She also included a journal, a sweet smelling candle, a box of absolutely delicious chocolate covered graham crackers, and a smooth gray stone. This stone became my biggest comfort. Just large enough to fit in the palm of my hand, it feels the perfect size when I close my hand around it. One edge is round and the other is triangular. One side is plain; the other has the word “son” carved into it. My little stone became my night-time friend. I soon got into the habit of going to bed with it. Once settled, I held it on my chest just between my breasts. I liked its coldness on my aching heart. It helped me relax. Holding it in my hand and reading the word with my thumb also helped. I carried it around in my pocket for a while. I wanted to feel that it was there for me. Then, I began to wonder about my own sanity. Was I trying to exchange my son for a stone? When I got more together and began to feel better, I let go of it and let it rest on another item from that basket—a little, silk-covered, sachet pillow that smells like lavender. It has hand-painted butterflies and the word “heal” printed on the silk. They are still there on my bedside table after all these years.
I worked for most of my professional life as a technical writer and editor, grant writer, and proposal manager. But my love of poetry and creative writing began in grade school. I pursued my writing interests to high school while studying journalism and writing for the high school newspaper, and studied journalism in college. However, I only began to fulfill my dream to be a professional writer later in life. In addition to “Leaving the Hall Light On,” I co-authored “Blue-Collar Women: Trailblazing Women Take on Men-Only Jobs” and co-edited the poetry anthology, “The Great American Poetry Show” Volumes 1 and 2. My poetry also accompanies the work of photographer Paul Blieden in two of his books, “The Emerging Goddess” and “Intimacy.” I live in Manhattan Beach, California, with Bob, my husband of 40 years.
ORIGINS centers around Colye, who faces being diagnosed with leukemia. He is placed into an experimental trial after traditional therapies fail. Coyle seems to not only have gotten better, but acquired some amazing abilities. Abilities with which he will have to use to reverse a threat to the entire world.
ORIGINS is a young adult medical thriller with high action that is sure to make the pages fly!
Mr. Tandberg was inspired to write ORIGINS from his days as a medical student. This novel served as a release from the emotions he felt from watching patients and their families through various moments of joy and sadness. If there was a movie made from his book, Logan Lerman or Matt Shively would play Coyle.
This book will be available for $0.99 on April 20.
Tucked deep within my brain and heart grew a desire to write. The path to become a physician kept that desire at bay while I studied and spent many sleepless nights at the hospital. Eventually, it could not be contained any more and out came Origins (The Infusion Series) and Daydreaming Davey, my first novel and children’s book. Now, my time is divided between my family, work, and late night writing sessions. Writing lets me explore my experiences in medicine and share them with everyone who will listen. I live with my supporting wife and kids in the Land of Enchantment.
Favorite food: Pad Thai vs. Buffalo Wings
Favorite place to write: The bedroom (I know, a little odd)
Favorite music: Currently I can’t get enough of Imagine Dragons
Favorite TV Show: Addicted to The Walking Dead
The FATED SAGA follows the lives of 13 year old twins, Meghan and Colin Jacoby, who have little time to help a young man who has been left behind after his caravan travels through a magical portal without him.
Readers who enjoyed Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and Beautiful Creatures will like the FATED SAGA.
Rachel Humphrey Daigle was inspired by her gypsyesque past and love for fantasy to write the FATED SAGA.
Kanda paused, again, this time, casting her gaze directly into the eyes of the twins, sitting side by side. “Truth is the only real power,” she spoke profoundly. “Truth is freedom. Not pursuing it is a life of captivity!”
RACHEL HUMPHREY D’AIGLE
Rachel Humphrey – D’aigle was born in Malden Massachusetts, in July of 1973. A few months later the Great Chelsea Fire burned the family home and business. After spending the next 8 years traveling around New England as migrant workers (in attempts to rebuild their lives), her family finally settled down in Freedom, Maine. At the University of Maine, she met and married her husband, Gypsy Jazz musician and Luthier, Rich D’aigle. They currently reside in the state of Utah, in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley alongside two furry beasties.
My favorite foods are all in the books! Whoopie Pies, Creme Horns, Ployes, Blackberry Dumplings- bit of a sugar addict! I love anything book/movie/tv show related that is sci-fi/ fantasy or paranormal oriented.
“Funny”, “Sexy”, “Romantic” describe all 3 of our romance finds for today. A Walk in the Park is $1.99 for Kindle today. Barbara Freethy’s moving novel Don’t Say a Word is 99c for Kindle today. Crazy Little Things was a 2013 RITA® Finalist for Best First Book and is laugh-out-loud funny. It’s $3.99 today.
All three of this novels by award-winning and acclaimed authors are not to be missed. Cain by Jose Saramago (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998) is only $4.09 for Kindle today (save over $10). Save $19 on The Good House, the latest release by Ann Leary. Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane has over 400 5-star reviews and is only $4.99 today (save $10).
If you’re looking for gore, Kill Whitey by Stoker-winner Brian Keene is for you. Blue November Storms is a quick read with great pacing. Both are 99c Today.
Go back to post World War II America with BLACK FOREST. Arthur Murray, back from hunting Nazis in Europe, is now living as an insurance salesman in Manhattan. Then Arthur receives a late night phone call from his father. Soon Arthur is caught up in a web of sex, lies, murder, corruption, and international intrigue that threaten national security and the lives of those he holds dear. The hunter has become the hunted.
Fans of Ken Follett, Dennis LeHane, and John LeCarre will like BLACK FOREST.
Mr. Thayer was inspired to write BLACK FOREST from his experience as an insurance investigator in the sixties. He pictures John Hamm as Arthur Murray.
This is available for $2.99 on April 19th.
I cannot remember a time in my life when I didn’t want to be a writer. I am sure that there must have been. I think books make us all civilized. At least more civilized. My small contribution to the human experience is very gratifying and I am fortunate to be able to do it.
Favorite Food: Seafood risotto
Favorite Place to Write: I can write anywhere.
Favorite Music: All kinds of blues.
Favorite TV show: MI5