L&L Dreamspell has published the print and e-book editions of my second thriller!
STRIKE PRICE is a story about a business deal turned deadly, concluding with a plot to destroy a massive energy depot, disrupt the world’s economy, and bring the US into confrontation with another global power. To stop it, up-by-the-bootstraps Lynn Dayton must trust a Cherokee elder who carries a corrosive secret.
“If you're looking for…
Added by L. A. Starks on May 20, 2013 at 9:11am — No Comments
The list is finally done. Thanks to all those who encouraged me and stopped asking, "Is it done yet? LOL
101 Things to Do before You Die (for mystery writers)
Write a minimum of 500 words a day, every day of the year, every year, until you die.…
Added by Patrick Balester on May 20, 2013 at 5:49am — No Comments
May 1875 finds Texas Ranger Josiah Wolfe back in Austin, Texas and very much in career limbo. Wolfe is still is a Texas Ranger despite the recent events and the media backlash. But, he has been told to stay in Austin and await the arrival of Captain Leander McNelly who will decide one more time if Ranger Wolfe is worth it. Not only is his career with the Rangers at stake, so too is the future of the Texas Rangers as an organization thanks to the coverage by the Austin Statesman…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 20, 2013 at 5:42am — No Comments
Usually author interviews are done with the idea of civility and respect. The same old questions can always be found in nearly every interview. Then there is this book and how Lauren Baratz-Logsted (LBL) does them. The Disrespectful Interviewer: Thirteen Interviews with Authors features interviews with a sarcastic tone along with plenty of references to the afternoon soap General Hospital.
The lineup subjected to both praise and ridicule is: Jon Clinch,…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 19, 2013 at 9:15am — No Comments
Up in Kings River Life Magazine this morning a review of Dennis Palumbo's brand new mystery novel "Night Terrors" and a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/05/18/night-terrors-a-daniel-rinaldi-mystery-by-dennis-palumbo/
We also have another Smart Guys mystery short story by Dennis Palumbo…Continue
Added by Lorie Ham on May 19, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments
Along the road he found a blind girl. Four years old, maybe, smoke-blackened in a tattered and dirty blue dress, standing under a stunted oak.
He coaxed the little girl to come with him. She walked by his side, stumbling a little, clinging to the smoke-and-grease stained sleeve of his coat.
Sometimes over the next few days he carried her -- fording streams, for example, or hiking up steep stretches of the mountain roads. He put her on his…
Added by Ku Okamoto on May 18, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments
Tomorrow I’ll be surrounded by great writers at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. This festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. From 10am to 6pm, it fosters an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation, and attracts award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country.
The Festival is free to attend, offers free parking and is open to everyone. With dozens of authors and publishers…
Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 18, 2013 at 1:08am — No Comments
Undercurrent has been published in the UK, Commonwealth and USA and has also been released as an e book. The ninth in the DI Andy Horton series set on the South Coast of England, in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight has received reviews from top USA book magazines, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 17, 2013 at 6:44pm — No Comments
In my almost forty-seven years I've matured in the ways of language. Somewhat. To hear me speak, maybe your thoughts would differ. Let's agree I've tried to think about language and the words, or rather, their correct usage, before I speak. Do I still say 'gonna' and 'sorta'? Sure, and I also tend to speak faster than some people, namely my students, can comprehend. But I'm working on it and I think…Continue
Added by Stephen Brayton on May 17, 2013 at 4:35pm — No Comments
THE HITMAN'S WOMAN by bestselling author Devon Vaughn Archer is an electrifying suspenseful mix of lust, lies, wealth, infidelity, betrayal, deception, revenge, and murder. Now in audio.
Beverly Holland lives with her older businessman beau, Eric Fox. He gives her everything she craves—except satisfaction between the sheets. Frustrated, she picks up handsome and sexy stranger Dante at a hotel bar, who shows her what she’s been missing! But he’s also about to…Continue
Added by R. Barri Flowers on May 17, 2013 at 1:33am — No Comments
(This post was originally published at http://eaymar.com/blog/116481.)
It’s kind of stupid, but I’m into long lofty titles that take you a minute or two to figure out what exactly they have to do with the book.RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS (J.D.…Continue
Added by E.A. Aymar on May 17, 2013 at 12:54am — No Comments
As a writer, sometimes your pleasure reading needs to be work. See what I mean today on my blog, Another Writer’s Life. http://ascamacho.blogspot.com/
Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 16, 2013 at 4:40am — No Comments
Websites are now as important for establishing identity as a birth certificate or a driver's license. Yet, I've noticed that once an author puts one up, the site is often forgotten and neglected.
I research authors when they send me query letters in my capacity as acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press. I like to know who I'm dealing with and, short of doing a background check, websites are all I have to give me an inkling of their accomplishments up to this stage in their…Continue
Added by Sunny Frazier on May 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
If you feel like a laugh, take a look at this link: http://tinyurl.com/ca9zod9 - my contrib to multi-author 'novel' WHO IS MURDERING CRIME FICTION...? staged by the Linked-In group for crime writers of which I'm a member....You can read the first three chapters too, if you're hard enough (mine's Chapter 4).
Added by Tim Griggs on May 15, 2013 at 7:09am — No Comments
First Line: The urn the ashes came in was beautiful-- shiny and black, with an enamel swastika on one side.
Since protecting Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie Hope has been training as a new member of the Special Operations Executive, an elite black ops group whose mission is to aid…Continue
The four member team sent to Rhinebeck, New York, had one target and one mission objective. The Durres Syndicate wants Walt Bergman dead and they want his records. As the commander of the NYPD Intelligence Division he knows where the bodies are buried on and off the force. He knows the identity of confidential informants, undercover police officers, and more. The information he has is priceless. Among other things he is involved in, Walt Burgman is trying to use one very bad man, Edon…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 12, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments
It is fall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the tourists with their frenetic energy and electronic devices have all gone back to wherever it is they came from. The peace and quiet has been restored and Webb Sawyer is very glad. Webb Sawyer isn't a slave to technology and is a man of simple pleasures and tastes. The plan he had for this particular Sunday seems to have blown up thanks to various women and their agendas.
One of the three women who changed Webb’s plans…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 12, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments
Isis Publishing, the World’s leading publisher of unabridged audio books, has bought the rights to three more crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton.
Isis has already published four unabridged audio books in the DI Horton mystery crime series: Deadly Waters, The Suffocating Sea, Dead Man’s Wharf and Blood on the Sand which are published in…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 10, 2013 at 7:13pm — No Comments
From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, comes a riveting new true crime short, THE PICKAXE KILLERS.
Having written about hundreds of notable murders in his bestselling true…Continue
Added by R. Barri Flowers on May 10, 2013 at 7:15am — No Comments
From R. Barri Flowers, award winning crime writer and internationally bestselling author of DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL and KILLER IN THE WOODS, comes a gripping new psychological thriller, BEFORE HE KILLS AGAIN: A Veronica Vasquez Thriller.
Added by R. Barri Flowers on May 10, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments