The Tigresse and the Raven

tigresseRWA Contest Finalist

A secret stops Cassandra Seyton from accepting a flood of marriage proposals until Lord Ravenswold sees her. By then, it’s too late-her family hovers on the brink of financial disaster with another social catastrophe about to explode. But neither can resist an attraction that burns stronger than society’s dictates and their lack of trust-his of women-hers from a fear of discovery.

99 Cent Bargain from January 19-23, 2015

Mountain Man

mountainmanBoomstick.
Samurai bat.
Motorcycle leather.
And the will to live amongst the unliving.

Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when “they” will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

A story of survival in a zombie apocalypse. First book of completed series. Contains graphic language and scenes of violence.

Series order:
Book 1: Mountain Man
Book 2: Safari
Book 3: Hellifax
Book 4: Well Fed

Also: The Hospital (a single short story, also part of the collection
“Cauldron Gristle.” This story happens six months before the events of
“Mountain Man.” )

99 Cent Bargain from January 18 – February 25, 2015

Defeating Depression

defeatingdepressionDefeating Depression is an irreverent and heartfelt look at how we can fight and defeat the disease that is depression. In this book, Sam Gupta explores the various facets behind the illness and offers what has worked for him. Among the topics are:

Famous depressed people and how they overcame the illness
The two different types of depression
Mood altering foods and herbs
Movie scene metaphors for depression
Why you should avoid people who don’t understand depression
Diet and exercise tips
The lethality of prolonged depression
Steps and personal anecdotes on what has worked for the author

99 Cent Bargain from January 18 – 25, 2015

In Harm’s Way: A View from the Epicenter of Liberia’s Ebola Crisis

inharmswayWhen long-time American missionary Nancy Sheppard volunteered to work with her friend Nancy Writebol as a hygienist in Liberia’s ELWA Hospital’s Ebola ward, she did not know what to expect. Night after night she worked, suiting up and disinfecting the medical personnel and helping wherever needed. While it was difficult, she recognized she was witnessing something amazing.

Author Nancy Sheppard writes, “What am I seeing here? I asked myself. It was invisible to all but me. This dying woman was perhaps the most untouchable person in the world and yet Dr. Brantly was touching her. And he was not just touching her physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Who was I that I should be granted the privilege of witnessing this? It was somehow both utterly tragic and supremely glorious.”

When, despite following protocols to the best of their abilities, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly were diagnosed with Ebola, she knew what they would go through as they fought this deadly disease.

But In Harm’s Way is more than a book about ELWA Hospital’s Ebola ward, it is the story of Liberia itself. Told in the sympathetic voice of one who cares for the country and her people, Nancy explains the multiple societal and cultural factors that have exacerbated the Ebola crisis in her adopted home. Warm and human, this book takes you into the epicenter of the war against Ebola. You will not emerge the same.

99 Cent Bargain from January 17 – 27, 2015

On the Beach

onthebeachLenny Decker is fleeing the American Dream while trying to comprehend its reasons and rules after being rattled from an exposure to its possibilities. This dark comedy, set in the mid-1990’s in a quiet California beach town, populated with a cast of unforgettable characters and replete with examples of some of life’s crueler yet hilarious ironies, is a compelling story of what happens when one young man’s dreams bump up against reality.

99 Cent Bargain from January 16 – 18, 2015

The Black Jester (Episode One in the Kings of New Orleans Series)

blackjesterEvery King has his Jesters. In New Orleans, the Kings are ambitious men with clashing agendas who seized power after Hurricane Katrina, and the Jesters are their muscle.

However, one man has begun to peek behind the curtain and realize what’s happening. Detective Jenkins of the New Orleans Police Department is always one step behind the so-called Black Jester, a suspect in the murdering of dozens of shady businessmen in the city. On the run and scared, a young woman named Rose White finds herself caught up with the vigilante – and entangled in a much larger power struggle within the city.

The Detective must determine Rose’s role, if any, and find out who the Black Jester is before the body count reaches epic proportions.

99 Cent Bargain from January 15 – 21, 2015

WOMEN RUNNING WILD

womenrunningwildWILD WOMEN–WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?
THREE FULL LENGTH ROMANCES–MYSTERIES IN ONE BOX SET

The women in these romances are daring, outrageous, and often laugh out loud funny. They’re also smart and good at what they do.

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT—On the telephone, Maxine Bleckner, frazzled single mother, is India Mcbride, voluptuous sex goddess.

Left pregnant and penniless by a lying, conniving scoundrel, Maxine Bleckner has found an unorthodox way to support herself and baby Graham. Her alter-ego, India Mcbride, is excellent at phone sex. It pays the bills–at least until baby Graham begins to understand words.
What’s India to do when a gentleman caller seems to want more than a sexy voice on the telephone?

STAND BY YOUR MAN–MADDIE’S A PRIVATE DETECTIVE, AND HER SISTER FRANCIE’S IN LOVE WITH A CRIMINAL!

Francie wants Maddie to prove Sebastian’s innocent, but the Seattle Police have proof that he’s guilty.

Sebastian’s brother, Finn, has hired Maddie to find out the truth and set his brother free.

Finn makes Maddie’s blood boil and her bells ring

Can a good honest detective play both ends against the middle without getting hoist on her own petard?

MAKE ME A MATCH–Eric Stewart can’t believe his sisters would stoop so low.

Sexy, dangerous and fancy free, Eric is about to turn forty, and his three sisters think it’s high time he found a good woman and settled down.

Eric can’t believe his meddling sisters have signed him up with the city’s hottest matchmaking agency.

99 Cent Bargain from January 15 – February 1, 2015

fortheloveofgodIf you enjoy medical drama, you’ll love For the Love of God, a novel that accurately depicts what happens when a cult denies sick children lifesaving medical care.

While this is fiction, the novel shows practices that continue to this day.

Do not misconstrue this novel as anti-religious…it’s against those who would sacrifice children for their own beliefs.

An incidental and shocking discovery of a cave with tiny unmarked graves shatters the peace of Exton, a small town in upstate N.Y.

More horrifying is the forensic analysis that reveals that these young children died needlessly as the result of neglect and abuse at the hands of a religious fundamentalist cult that disavows medical care.

Fundamentalists and their political action groups come to the defense of the cult and the parents of the dead children setting the stage for the final courtroom clash to come.

The sheriff, an investigative reporter, the local coroner and two forensic experts from Albany develop the case. When the county DA, a fundamentalist, resists vigorous prosecution, the Governor of New York intervenes and appoints Rosemary and Calvin Brandt to represent the State and speak for the dead children. These controversial attorneys and former fundamentalists have devoted their lives to the protection of children.

The final courtroom clash sets freedom of religion against the State’s responsibility to protect innocent children.

99 Cent Bargain on January 15, 2015

Cast the First Stone: A Rebecca Stone Mystery

castthefirststoneCozy mystery CAST THE FIRST STONE introduces Los Angeles business reporter Rebecca Stone. In her first amateur sleuth case she is asked to help determine whether the murder of a Wharton professor spending the summer term at UCLA is connected to The Wharton School.

But when this request requires Rebecca to work with a former fiance who dumped her to focus on his Wall Street career, Rebecca is confronted with the moral dilemma of whether the price of Wharton team spirit is too high.

Meanwhile, she tries to improve her cooking skills to impress her current fiance. He doesn’t know about her former one and Rebecca intends to keep it that way!

Recipes from the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION by Rabbi Karen L. Fox and Phyllis Zimbler Miller (available on Amazon) are included in this cozy mystery.

99 Cent Bargain from January 15-16, 2015

Disavowed

disavowedMarine Major B. Andrews…on loan to the CIA…captured in Afghanistan…disavowed by the Agency…

Shortly before being captured, Major “Andy” Andrews, USMC, had time to make one phone call, to his best friend Cal Stokes. Now left to rot in a cell in Helmand Province, Andy’s time is almost up.

Will Cal and his team from The Jefferson Group be in time to save Andy? Will the CIA help, or get in the way? What are the political implications should their mission succeed?

Follow Cal on his latest mission, and find out what happens when the layers of Afghanistan get peeled back…

99 Cent Bargain from January 14 – 17, 2015

No Game for a Dame

nogameforadameA .38, a nip of gin and sensational legs get Depression-era private eye Maggie Sullivan out of most scrapes – until a stranger threatens to bust her nose, she’s hauled in on suspicion of his murder and she finds herself in the cross-hairs of a crime boss with connections at City Hall.

Moving through streets where people line up at soup kitchens, Maggie draws information from sources others overlook:  The waitress at the dime store lunch counter where she has breakfast; a ragged newsboy; the other career girls at her rooming house.

Her digging gets her chloroformed and left in a ditch behind the wheel of her DeSoto.  She makes her way to an upscale bordello and gets tea – and information – from the madam herself.

A gunman puts a bullet through Maggie’s hat.  Her shutterbug pal on the evening paper warns her off.  A new cop whose presence unsettles her thinks she’s crooked.  Before she finds all the answers she needs, she faces a half-crazed man with a gun, and a far more lethal point-blank killer.

99 Cent Bargain from January 12 – 18, 2015