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May 20, 2014, 8:24pm Top



One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time! So, whatever happened to the Zodiac Killer who haunted the San Francisco Bay Area from 1969 to the night of his sudden disappearance in 1978? He cleverly manipulated and taunted the emotions of the public through the newspapers, and mocked and scorned the police he called "The Keystone Cops" and the "Blue Meanies." He egotistically announced, "You will never capture me!" It seemed that he was right. The Zodiac always had the "Phantom advantage" in every circumstance, and escaped. He was definitely one of the most demonic individuals on earth, as he spoke often in his letters to the public and the police about "the monster within me . . . I cannot stop!" One night a couple who had just gotten out of a late night church service suddenly encountered him. They ultimately wound up getting into a high speed chase with him. When it was between him and this couple, and ultimately their family, a supernatural occurrence happened! Based on a true story and actual events! Katherin ("Kathie") FitzPatrick has been a professional level writer since her high school years. In her adult life this led to a long career as a television producer, writer and on-camera talent for a prominent Christian television network in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, she is working in Real Estate and income properties and is an entrepreneur. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her family, and participates in various ministry ventures.

May 25, 2014, 6:34pm Top

It is my great pleasure to unveil my first novel, Elaenorh.
She was published May 23rd by Double Dragon Publishing.


Elaenorh combines classic high fantasy and hard science fiction.
If you love fantasy and science fiction from the 50's and 60's
I think you will enjoy this book.
There is a substantial free preview available on Amazon.
Just click "Look Inside."
Elaenorh also features a strong female protagonist
and a robot love story. Give it a try today!

May 26, 2014, 8:12am Top


I've published an eBook called Snail & Boy. It's a story about peace, love and freedom. You can read it for free. Simply choose one of the following links below that is relevant to you:

- For IOS devices and Macs with iBooks:
* The book can be found at Apples iBookstore

- For all e-reader formats , or to read as a PDF on your pc:

- Barnes & Noble:

- Amazon (currently it's not free on Amazon, but I'm working on it):

If you like it, please spread the word about the book to your friends.
Thank you so much for your support!

May 26, 2014, 1:35pm Top

My friend is a huge fan of snails. I downloaded it for them!

Jun 9, 2014, 10:56am Top

Hi. I am the author of the scifi comedy series The Truxxe Trilogy, comprising All Aliens Like Burgers, Do Aliens Read Sci-fi? and When Aliens Play Trumps. I currently have a fantastic special offer in place on my website. Order the trilogy direct from www.truxxe.com and get £10 off. I'll also sign them at no extra cost. Spread the word of Truxxe!

Jun 28, 2014, 7:53pm Top

"Eric, what are we doing here?"
"Marketing. It's what you do after you've got a killer story ready to go."
"What story?"
"Are you mental, Spence? The whole Augment smackdown, retirement home, apocalypse thing!"
"You wrote all that down?"
"I'd be crazy not to!"
"First, you are crazy. And second, how does this fit with your top secret, low-profile thing?"
"Well, I already posted the story. The media is going to be on it like Miley Cyrus in a demolition zone."
"Fine, what did you tell them about?"
"Well, you know, everything. You getting tossed in your Dad's poorly disguised Fortress of Solitude reference to start..."
"You started there? Come on, man. Nobody wants to read that. It was cold and boring. REALLY boring."
"But you totally Eye-of-the-Tigered that place. Workin' all your techno skillz..."
"My only work out there was my wrist."
"Woah, TMI, man. Look, just let me tell the story. You'll sit back and collect the checks."
"Right. Powerless son of a superhero, woohoo, major excitement."
"Are you kidding me? Maybe you need to re-read this..."

Crimson Son
Russ Linton

Amazon - Kindle and Paperback

Barnes And Noble - Nook version only



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Jun 30, 2014, 5:39am Top


As well as promoting my latest speculative fiction collection The Dimension Scales and Other Stories here - I also have news of a GIVEAWAY that people may be interested in.

The lovely people at long and short reviews have hosted a guest blog and give away of my book, as well as having written a great review of the book itself!

"Mr. Abbott doesn’t spoon-feed his audience. There were certain tales that I had to sit and think about for a little while before I understood how all of their pieces fit together, but it was always an invigorating process for this reader. "... Here is the full review:


And if you like the sound of that, the guest blog and give-away are here:



Jul 4, 2014, 3:44pm Top

My fifth novel, Schroedinger’s Cheshire Cats, is now available from my publisher at www.authorhouse.com. Soon, it and the e-book version should show up on Amazon and other places across the web as well. It is not a pre-requisite to have read the first four books, although that would be nice. :-) If you go to my website, www.thefifthprophet.com, you will be able to see more about the books before you dive in. I hope you enjoy this book. Please let me know what you think about it. Book six is under way! Here is a copy of the cover for you.

(sorry, can't get the image in here, but it should show up on my Author profile and on my website)

This is a multi-layered, techno-poetic, story of mankind and reality. The well known Schroedinger’s Cat thought experiment considers the quantum nature of reality. The wave function exists inside the box and then collapses when the box is opened and its interior is observed. BUT, there is no consideration for the cat! What does the cat choose to do inside the box? On one level this is an adventure story. On a second level, the Summoner, searching for the formula for the soul, is science itself. Wrapped around it all, the author summons his characters to populate his new creation. Will you recognize all the symbolism? Even Heisenberg was uncertain what he observed.

The Summoner, an alien god seeking the formula for the soul, imprisons six representatives of humanity within a thought experiment. Omniscient enough to observe the history of our universe up to the Horizon of Now, but unable to see inside the mysteries of free will, he watches these humans struggle to understand their new reality. The captives must fight for survival like a herd of Schroedinger’s cats battling alien monsters, political revolution, plague, and war. They wander like rats in a maze as the Summoner studies their thoughts while he compares and contrasts all aspects of their human civilization. If his experiment is successful he will use his data to create a new Eden populated with his stolen souls. Full of philosophy and physics, the story falls between science fiction and science fantasy.

Dr. A. R. Davis
Author of Schroedinger’s Cheshire Cats
and other techno-poetic, philosophical sci-fi

Jul 4, 2014, 8:01pm Top

Until the end of July both my books are available on Smashwords for half price. Just use Coupon No SSW50 when you purchase.

Missing in Egypt (a romantic travel mystery) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/263417

Winston - A Horse's Tale (for horse lovers from teenagers upwards) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/372140

Jul 5, 2014, 11:41am Top

This is not the average MC that you've heard about, these are not everyday bikers, and these are not normal times. Sometimes, you have to reach back into the past in order to prepare yourself to move forward into the future. As a new Saga begins, you are introduced to a family of bikers with a unique vision and a fierce determination to succeed. The very differences that set them apart from other Clubs will shove them into the limelight, making them the prime target of a violent attempt to take over every MC in the state! Sassy and sexy Stax, the only child of the Founder & President of the G.G.S., along with her father's V.P., will find their lives changed forever, as he steps up as the new Prez, in the middle of an unprecedented war on bikers. As her role abruptly changes from 'the Prez's daughter' to 'the Prez's ol' lady', both her personal future and the future of the Club is at stake. To make things worse, the entire Biker Community is being affected. Amidst the whiskey, sex and drugs, as ol' ladies, prospects and family members become victims, the G.G.S. must provide a way to protect themselves, their Clubs future and ultimately, the Clubs that consider them unworthy.

G.G.S, a Biker Saga by Pamela Murdaugh Smith


Jul 5, 2014, 8:23pm Top

Hi all! New author and member here!

My debut novel, Lucid hit the e-shelves a few weeks ago. Check it out here!

LUCID by L. E. Fred

YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Adventure

Devon Alexander is a 15 year-old teenager coping with the monotonous reality of his average life. His life receives an interesting reprieve as he has his first realistic dream of a spaceship. The strangest thing about the dream is that he seems to be the only one on board who isn’t in a dream-like trance. Before he can figure out anything about the dream or his strange shipmates, he manages to wake up. The next day, Devon catches a news story about inexplicable comas taking place all over the world. Devon’s life becomes increasingly interesting as he recognizes some of the victims from his spaceship trip.

Devon and an unlikely group of other teens start devising a plan to find out who is behind the strange dreams and the comas. Their plan is not only successful but immerses them in to the fantastical world that only resides in dreams. While in the dream world, the teens learn about the power of teamwork, a new world of culture, and their hidden potential to be heroes.

Suspenseful, funny at the worst times, and just a hint of teenage romance, Lucid takes a group of young adults and throws them into a fantasy world that they only thought could exist in their dreams. In a sense, they’re right.


Jul 13, 2014, 12:13pm Top

My novel, The Lion of Kabul, is free today (Sunday, July 13th) at Amazon (would love some reviews):


“There are things in life I've learned I cannot change: I am an orphan. I grew up in poverty, poverty of the most wretched kind. I shall never forget the fear, the deprivation, the sense of hopelessness. At a young age, I witnessed the horrors of this world; etched in my memory are gruesome, macabre images, images that I cannot erase. For as long as I live, they will always be there—that I know.” These are the words of Ali Iqbal, orphaned at age five, forced to flee his homeland at age nine, abandoned by his foster parents at age eleven. Now happily married and living in America, one night he receives a phone call that throws his world into utter disarray. He must go back to the place of his childhood, to rescue his friend Ahmet—a friend he owes his life to.

The hero of this novel, Ali Iqbal, is scarred by the traumatic events of his past and his heart is full of hate. But he is special: with an intelligence second to none, a talent (painting) that helps him cope with his sorrow and anger, and an ironclad heart that gives him the strength to endure and persevere, he travels from Afghanistan to Turkey and then to America. During his life's journey, he meets some amazing people, bonds with them over the simple pleasures of life, laughs with them, discovers happiness and joy in the comforting warmth of their presence. His final act of devotion and loyalty to his friend Ahmet, and the events that follow, force him to reflect on his own life and the many weeks of silent reflection bring to light something very important (that only now he is beginning to understand and accept): that as callous and cruel as the world may be, it is full of wonderful people.

This novel is the story of Ali's transformation. It carries with it a very important message that will resonate meaningfully given the times that we live in: that the Eastern world and Western world can co-exist peacefully; that the cultural, historical and political barriers that separate us are not insurmountable, because it is the humanity within us that makes us who we are.

Jul 13, 2014, 6:36pm Top

My latest mystery thriller Searching For Hope is out now on Amazon kindle.

On a bitter January night, private detective Sam Carlisle steps out of a nightclub and stumbles across a severely wounded man prostrate on the freezing ground. Despite Sam's efforts to save him, the stranger dies in his arms, uttering three small words before taking his final breath.

Help. Me. Find.

In the days that follow, the tragic encounter plays increasingly on Sam's mind. Who was the victim? What was he trying to find? With the police investigation drawing a total blank, Sam searches for the truth himself, determined to carry out the dead man's cryptic final request. However, following in the footsteps of a murdered man brings plenty of danger of its own.

Searching For Hope is the latest mystery featuring former undercover cop Sam Carlisle as he finds himself drawn into a perilous world of unscrupulous characters, dark secrets and a family torn apart by tragedy and betrayal.


Jul 18, 2014, 10:53am Top

If you are looking for a giggle, look no further than my new novel, Debtribution.

Ireland's corrupt elite are paying the ultimate price for their greed, and the streets of Dublin's affluent south side are awash with blood. Brian Doyle, an overweight, unmotivated, middle-aged Garda, is the man tasked with protecting the creamy froth that have risen to the top of Irish society. But with his limited resources, lack of leads, and a partner who can barely tie his own shoelaces, how can he possibly stop this ruthless killer? And does anyone even want him to?

Debtribution is a humorous 'what-if' examination of Irish society. Complete with vomit, kinky sex, property, and the Catholic Church, it captures all the best bits of Irish culture. If Roddy Doyle, Paul Howard, E. L. James, and Enid Blyton were locked in a room and forced to write a novel, Debtribution would surely be it.

Hope you enjoy it :D

Jul 20, 2014, 1:30am Top

Sex Sells. My latest novel PORN AGAIN is now available...

“What’s it like working in a sex store?”

That’s a question that Harper ‘Happy’ Downman will soon learn the meaning of…in more ways than one.

The poster child for middle-class America, Happy is your typical button-down, conservative Christian American with a quaint home, a lovely wife and a dull sex life. At the height of the Great Recession, a drastic turn of events in both his personal and professional life rocks Happy’s world to its very core. All seems lost…that is until his lecherous older brother comes to the rescue with a ‘stimulating’ solution that’s sure to raise more than just eyebrows within his eccentric family.

Relocating to the decadent, hedonistic streets of New Orleans, he soon finds that he’s way out of his league. In a world of porn, sex toys and interesting characters, Happy takes a memorable journey of sex, love and relationships that he will never forget.

Porn Again is a funny and insightful romp proving that it’s not always the people who work in a sex store that you have to worry about. Sometimes it’s the people who shop there.

A tale of faith, love and sex toys. Read it with someone you ****.

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Porn-Again-lazarusInfinity-ebook/dp/B00LHFNXSI/ref=la_B006...

iBOOKS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/porn-again/id889936542?mt=11

SMASHWORDS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/438819

Jul 20, 2014, 10:13am Top

Hello! I've posted elsewhere about my book The Dimension Scales and Other Stories and hosted a give-away on here previously - just updating again because I've released a book trailer today, and wanted to share it with you, find out what you think?

There is a lot of debate about the usefulness of trailers I've found, but the best way is usually to find out for yourself!

Would be really interested to hear what you think of it, and especially, if it would (or did) make you any more likely to buy the book? Thank you!


Jul 22, 2014, 7:25am Top


My debut Romantic Fantasy novel Life Lived Twice has just been released.
You can check it out here at Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22125036-life-lived-twice

It's available at

Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Life-Lived-Twice-Sherrie-Wouters/dp/0646918745/ref=sr_1_1/...

Barnes & Noble-http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/life-lived-twice-sherrie-ann-wouters/1119183667?ean=9780646918747

Here is the Book trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JomqOHgog1A&feature=youtu.be

Here is the synopsis-

Life Lived Twice -By Sherrie Wouters

Some promises are made to last forever ...

What if you fell in love with a stranger ... but that stranger had come from your past, a past you never knew existed until the moment your eyes met?

When Tess Winters locks eyes with a stranger at an airport bookstore, it ignites a feeling of passion somewhere deep inside her that she can't explain.

Although the encounter is innocent and brief, the intensity of it lingers, leaving her overwhelmed by a yearning for the mystery man now consuming her every thought.

Struggling to break the powerful hold he has over her heart, Tess starts to experience strange but familiar dreams...dreams from the turn of the twentieth century of the charming Mr Addison Taylor.

As her dreams start to materialize into reality, and past and present begin to blur, Tess is forced to put the pieces of a forgotten time together, and soon discovers that love isn't the only thing that can find you after an eternity.

Captivating, mysterious, and romantic, Life Lived Twice will leave you wondering whether love is so powerful it could last more than a lifetime

Aug 2, 2014, 11:32am Top


I am an author with La Femme Fatale Publishing. I have an urban fiction thriller series and part one is already available online now at Amazon.com. You can find my title "Let The Games Begin" in E-book and Paperbacks version! Most will enjoy this saga of drama and suspense. Keeps the reader wanting to find out what will happen next!

Check out my excerpts for All Three parts to this saga on my blog Readswithlaquita@blogspot.com !

Part 2 and 3 can be pre-ordered at lffpublishing.com website as well!

Synopsis of Part 1:
“Let The Games Begin" is an urban fiction novel focusing on four main African American characters trying to survive the dangerous life involving drugs, sex, money and death. Those four characters give the reader a glance into important times in their lives where they encounter all sorts of problems. Memphians Porter Tatum and Troy MacGhee murder three men and flee to Chicago, IL to start a new life. They continue hustling in the streets of both cities, while Monae Pinkins and Yvette Brown get into some trouble of their own because of the men they love. Each chapter brings a new twist to one of the four character’s story. Just when the reader thinks the character’s story couldn’t get any worse, there comes more shocking events. The betrayal and secrets amongst them comes to light and they all struggle with their past sins. They must find a way to deal with tragedy in the end once a sister of one of the victims is determined to bring their empire crashing down. Relationships are destroyed and built in this twisted drama of crime and passion

here is the link to purchase Part 1

Let the Games Begin (La' Femme Fatale' Publishing) by Laquita Cameron
Link: http://amzn.com/B00LQO5RGQ

Aug 17, 2014, 7:10pm Top

Hello Everyone! I would like to introduce myself. I am Thomas Whaley. Elementary school teacher (2nd grade), father of two six year old boys and author of Leaving Montana. My book was released on August 2nd - and has been getting great reviews so far. Below is the link to my baby - a compelling piece of literary fiction, sprinkled with undiagnosed mental illness and relatable family dysfunction...I hope you check it out!

Thomas Whaley


Aug 21, 2014, 10:48am Top

I'm an old member of LT (posting regularly on groups like Let's Talk Religion, Christianity, Catholic Tradition and Librarything Railroad) but I'm a very new author. My first book, The Voice of the Voiceless: The Role of the Church in the Sudanese Civil War 1983-2005 was published in July 2014. My name is John Ashworth.

The book recounts how the churches in Sudan and what is now South Sudan acted as the voice of the oppressed and marginalised, and the churches' role in aid and development as well as working for peace, during the twenty two year civil war. The story is told through the voices of people who were there, including myself. It gives an idea of life in Sudan during those years, and addresses issues of peace, advocacy, aid and development, not just religion.

It's published by Paulines Publication Africa in Nairobi, as I believe books about Africa should be homegrown, so it's not available on Amazon, but the Paulines do have outlets in many countries and can do mail order: google Paulines Media for your country, or go to their website at http://paulinesafrica.org/ to find out how to get hold of a copy. If you can't find it, contact me on my LT profile page.

Edited: Aug 27, 2014, 4:35am Top


I’ve recently published my first book, Flee The Bonds. It’s a dystopian sci-fi novel set in the next century. It is currently available in Kindle format here.

The back cover:


For more than a century, Earth’s inhabitants have known on which day their planet will be destroyed. Yet for the purest one million, the comet Colossus will not signify the end. They will escape aboard Provenance — they are Continuity.

Competition for salvation has divided humanity, only the wealthiest could afford to purge their bloodlines of genetic impurities. The Drones work for humanity’s survival, but they will never be a part of it. Those who feel aggrieved have turned to the Resistance, a cause that will only hasten their extinction.

Steve Arrowsbury lost faith long ago. As an Advocate he had accepted the inhuman reality and swore to protect Continuity from the Resistance. Then he met Penny.

Masked by the shadow of fear, humanity’s deadliest enemy is preparing to attack. Unregulated eugenics has created a new species, one that is free of ethical constraints. Their doctrine is simple, there can be only one race of human.

This novel is classified as adult fiction due to its adult themes and violent battles scenes.

Flee The Bonds

V.J Kavanagh

Aug 30, 2014, 10:37am Top

***FREE 8/30 & 8/31 on Amazon! Beauty and the Beast erotica***

The Ravishing of Beauty is dark, steamy Beauty and the Beast erotica and is FREE on Amazon 8/30 and 8/31. You'll never see the original fairy tale the same way again! http://amzn.to/1ktCeFc

Here's a quick synopsis:

Belle's choice to become the Beast's prisoner changes her in ways she never imagined.

After her Beast transforms back into his human form, they eagerly explore each other’s bodies. He can caress every inch of her and probe his tongue deep between her lips. She can feel the warm bulge of his muscles and run her fingers through his red-gold hair, but it’s not enough. Their sexual affair began long before he was human, and Belle can’t help remembering what it was like to be with her Beast. She learned to love him through all the blood and sacrifice it required. Belle and Prince Adam must learn to find new ways to express their desires.

Sep 12, 2014, 1:00pm Top

My first book, A New World Bk. 1: Harvest Moon was just published by Saguaro Books and I couldn't be happier.
It is a young adult series about seventeen-year-old Jessa and her discovery of a realm of Faeries living in her own back yard. She never believed in things she couldn't see, but when she met Roderick, a Faerie, her life was never the same.

It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and at Saguaro Books.
I have a book trailer on YouTube.

Edited: Sep 15, 2014, 1:19pm Top

Medieval Knights fighting dragons is one thing, but medieval knights fighting the walking dead?


Edited: Oct 2, 2014, 10:47am Top

SOME would say Charlotte 'Charlie' Regan has it all. Beautiful, smart, athletic and a great job working as a journalist - in the almost exclusively male sports department. But Charlotte is not quite so sure as she seems. Recently split from her overbearing boyfriend, she escapes for weekends surfing in the Atlantic, and spends her free nights watching sports, roaring at the TV.

Derry Cullinane is a fashion writer, gossip columnist and sophisticated man-about-town. The go-to guy for any woman seeking expert advice on what fabulous outfit to wear for any given occasion. He's also tall, dark, good looking - and straight! So what's the snag? He has a track record of dating glamorous, vain and shallow women.

Charlotte gets an opportunity to write a new column under the pen name Side Swipe, but is soon drawn into a war of words and wit with a rival paper's columnist, The Squire - and their verbal fireworks get readers and editors talking. Yet neither Charlie nor Derry knows just who the opponent is...

When Charlotte and Derry meet at the Races, the attraction is instant. As their relationship develops, so much more proves at stake than protecting their alter egos. But a blunder puts Charlotte's job in jeopardy just as Derry's past makes front page, and Charlotte begins to doubt her feelings.

When Side Swipe and The Squire are finally forced to reveal themselves, will they revert to type - or confound everyone's expectations?

Going Against Type by Sharon Black, available at tirpub.com/gatype

Edited: Oct 4, 2014, 12:40pm Top

RussLinton Great cover for Crimson Son. It grabbed my attention. I'm not into this genre, but best of luck with it!

Oct 4, 2014, 12:48pm Top

"Blimp, blop, blimp, bloop. Suzy gripped her sheets tightly. Was that noise coming from under her bed?"

So begins Suzy's adventure where she meets Karrit, another child, and one that lives far under her bed. The two children banish their bedtime fears and become best friends by treating each other the way that they want to be treated.

The Monster on Top of the Bed - Children's picture book with 4* and 5* reviews, exclusively so far.
Available in print and Kindle editions at http://amzn.to/W2cZTR

My Monster on Top of the Bed - Children actually get to write their own story in the book. http://amzn.to/1uLZHZp

The Monster on Top of the Bed - Creative Edition - Combines both of the above into one book. - http://amzn.to/10mzKEv


Oct 8, 2014, 8:13pm Top

Kindle Sale! The Endangered is currently on sale for $4.99: http://www.amazon.com/Endangered-S-L-Eaves-ebook/dp/B00NB59OG2/

The Endangered is a paranormal thriller about a pharmaceutical company operated by werewolves and a small clan of vampires trying to take them down before they can infect the masses. It's the first in a new series.

Early Buzz:
"Gothic fantasy meets action thriller in this brilliantly entertaining read." - Dean Taylor
"This action packed fantasy will get the adrenalin pumping" - S. Totten
"Fast-paced and exciting from beginning to end! I couldn't put it down!"- Skylar Ivey-Santos

Check out several of my publisher's other titles included in this Kindle sale: http://tinyurl.com/p975nrq
All are available in paperback as well :-)


Edited: Oct 12, 2014, 12:06pm Top

My debut gay erotic romance novella, Seducing Jordan, is available for 99 cents on Kindle or free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Princeton-bound Jordan Callahan is done with pining over his straight best friend Rick. He can’t wait for college so he can find a man to drive away his pointless crush. Alone on a camping trip just weeks before the semester starts, Rick confesses he’s been fantasizing about Jordan. With his secret wish within his grasp, Jordan is torn between lust and good judgment. Sex will change their relationship forever, and giving in could cost him his oldest friend.

Rick Ferguson can’t escape his obsession. To get Jordan out of his system, he plans a weekend away together without revealing that the mountain cabin has only one bed. Curiosity gives way to deeper feelings, forcing Rick to choose between his best friend and his own identity. Seducing Jordan could be the biggest mistake of his life.

Warning! This m/m gay erotic romance novella is intended for an adult audience. It contains scenes of groping, fumbling, wet kisses, angst, shirtless volleyball, sex toys, and two-man showers.

Oct 11, 2014, 1:51pm Top

I am quite new here - having been born in Transylvania, you can imagine how many times I get asked "does it actually exist?" :)

I initially set out to write a memoir of the first 19 years of my life spent under a communist dictatorship (that of N. Ceausescu) as a Hungarian minority child, however it inevitably had to include in the end the surrealism of the post-Revolution years, too...

The rapid and radical changes in the political/social system (including the system of values that everyday people use) have brought a level of chaos and corruption that even made my former homeland "win" the OCCRP's international prize for most corrupt European country.
In addition to the analysis of the paradigm shifts that society has been going through, I also had to dedicate space to the surprising parallels and similarities between certain methods used by the former totalitarian regime and contemporary Romanian and British politics - Britain having been, for the past twenty years, my country of residence.

The so-called "war on terror", irrespective of its sometimes genuine motivations, has been used as a pretext to create series of legislations and to commit acts that were seen by even the European Court of Human Rights as illegal.
Just yesterday, it turned out that British police has been using a certain part of the anti-terrorism act to find out, completely outside the judicial system, information about journalists' sources in matters entirely unrelated to terrorism.
For someone, who sees strange echoes of time in such developments in a supposedly "free" country, it is virtually imperative to include an analysis of these distortions and re-interpretations of power.

Therefore, http://www.amazon.com/Ears-Lehel-Vandor-ebook/dp/B00NMRPZGC/ contains essentially three main sections: a memoir on Ceausescu's Romania, seen with the eyes of a child and of an adolescent, a memoir of the post-1989 years of tectonic changes (and their profound side-effects on people), and an analysis of remarkably similar Romanian and British socio-political aberrations committed in the name of very different causes.

The second updated edition that has followed the 2008 edition has more information and quotes at Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/books/38004158/Ears

Kind regards

Oct 21, 2014, 4:46pm Top

My debut novel, "Alouette's Song", has just been re-released on Amazon for Kindle with improved formatting. You will find it at http://www.amazon.com//dp/B00IP85CI4

This is a coming-of-age romantic adventure with some science fiction and faith elements.


Four teenagers' lives connect irrevocably!

A lonely young sculptor first tries to escape his abusive father through his talent. When that avenue is closed he chooses to throw himself before a subway train. His moment is interrupted by a desperate cry for help from below, near the lethally electrified third rail...

A college freshman from an upper-class family has a knack for building and for staying centered in a confusing world. His best friend is about to yank his life far off center completely by surprise...

A musical superstar holds God close to help her cope with coming from two very different heritages. She will find then lose her one hope for true love. Regaining him will stain her pure hands with many peoples' blood ...

A girl who should still be in high school is already well on her way to a master's degree in mathematics. Her mind holds the key to the stars. It also holds a horrifying secret ...

Her academic adviser and personal mentor is a professor in astrophysics. He can't tell her he's now received orders from the blackest agency to exist in their country's government, that her discovery must never see the light of day ...

Their struggles against themselves and each other, plus uncanny coincidences, cruel choices, breathtaking valor, and agonizing sacrifices for love's sake, will test everyone's limits during their journey across the Milky Way and back!

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Hi, I'm the author of three novels, THE BROTHERS CRO-MAGNON, WHEN ICE RAN RED, AND DAVIDE. You will find them on my Book Trailer at:


Dec 15, 2014, 9:30pm Top

My new book The Story of The Unique Sheep will be out in January. In the meantime, we are doing a giveaway over at GoodReads. We'll be setting one up through LibraryThing as well once I figure out how...


Dec 15, 2014, 9:47pm Top

My new steampunk fantasy novel just launched. Check it out!

In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.

Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power.

When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war.

Get it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QO2FQ52/

Dec 16, 2014, 1:16am Top

Just released! Dangerous Associations, a crime mystery.

An ex-husband, a new love, a stalker. Cathy Thompson’s link to her ex-husband fills
her life with threats and intimidation. She must either trap her stalker or find Geoffrey to put an end to her life of fear.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Missing-in-Egypt-ebook/dp/B007JOUIIE/
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/263417

Jan 6, 2015, 6:02pm Top

Two new short stories just published.


Commissioner Bellarbi's administration of the Information Systems Investigation Authority isn't going well. Communications networks are crumbling and a series of high-profile industrial and food production failures have threatened safety and cost jobs. He believes the global technology infrastructure is under attack from cyber-terrorists. With public protests rising and his job under threat, he needs answers fast. Leaving him only one choice: to seek help from her...

Mayrum Casteneda, the legendary founder of the Authority, is a relic from a bygone age who definitely doesn't suffer fools. She might just be the only person who can help, but are the answers buried too deep?

Read an excerpt at http://davidmkelly.net/writes/reboot/

Astrophysicist, Alec Myre, is researching the principles of Dark Energy and the nature of the Universe when he uncovers shocking evidence that questions the fundamentals of scientific theory. But given his history of mental illness, will anyone believe him? And is the truth more terrifying than even he imagines?

Read an excerpt at http://davidmkelly.net/writes/a-slight-imperfection/

Jul 16, 2015, 11:33am Top

The Wide Awake Loons is Free Kindle thru July 20. A Middle Grade Novel, it is set in Northern Minnesota and tells two stories, that of canoeing kids and the story of a loon family. The stories intertwine.

You can check out the book and get a free copy at:


Aug 5, 2015, 12:08pm Top

Free today and tomorrow Aug 5-6! Women/business/career nonfiction guide book. Please pass along to college grads, mid-career or other women in your life, thanks! Reviews very welcome:)


Aug 20, 2015, 8:29pm Top


I'm currently running an LT e-book giveaway for my first book, The Resilient Runner: Mental Toughness Training for Distance Running. The giveaway ends on September 3, 2015. It's selling decently on Amazon and iBooks, but I'd like to get some more reviews, so I'm giving out 50 more copies. You can find it here:




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Hi! I'm Michelle Knight and you're really going to want to read what I write because... <crack>
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Oh well, I never was too good at talking myself up.

So anyway, there's plenty about me and my books in the profile, but what I wanted to say was this...

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Hey there! I'm currently running an eBook giveaway for my supernatural/occult romance, Black 21! It's a steamy love story embedded in an occult world. The new giveaway starts today, 9/20 and ends 10/04. I will send the recipient the free copy in whatever file format they choose (through Instafreebie), and they can claim their copy in exchange for a review.


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Hello Everyone. I am new to LibraryThing and just getting used to navigating this rather enormous site. Right now, I am running a paperback giveaway of my book OURAY'S PEAK. In addition, the first two books of my psychic mystery series STONE QUEST, DESERT CHIMERA and GALLOWS ASCENDING are available through the Choosy Bookworm Read and Review Program:
http://choosybookworm.com/product/gallows-ascending/ FREE BOOK mystic universe where danger always lurks; Romance/Murder
http://choosybookworm.com/product/desert-chimera/ Primitive/Mystic
As I said, I am just getting started, and hope to "hobnob" with many writers and readers on this site.

Sep 21, 2015, 5:56am Top

Stormbringer: Legend of the 23rd Century has been out on Kindle for 6 months, but this weekend I have launched it on Nook and Kobo!

Buyers who leave a review of the first book on any of the above platforms before 2016 will be given the opportunity to name a character in the next book in the series.

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Hello! I'm currently in the middle of a Kindle Scout campaign for my novel, Lesson Plans. I write romance and women's fiction. You can read a blurb and excerpt by clicking on the link below. If you like it and nominate me, you get a free copy of the book if they choose to publish me. Thanks! =)

Oct 20, 2015, 10:43am Top

This Halloween, have some fantasy with your scares.
Legend of the Mystic Knights.


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I have two books out this year:

The Reluctant Groom and Other Historical Stories (A Raggedy Moon Books Collection Book 3)

Enjoy historical fiction? Like short stories? Then dive into this collection of historical shorts by an award-winning author. You'll find stories of heroism, love, and adventure such as a panicked bachelor faced with an arranged marriage, a man battling a blizzard to get home for his child's birth, a Viking shield maiden exploring a new world, and a young boy torn between love for his ailing grandmother and duty to an Empress. Whether set in imperial Rome, colonial America, or the ancient African Kingdom of Kush, these stories bring to life men and women struggling to survive and thrive--the eternal human condition.

Sword of the Gladiatrix

Two women. Two swords. One victor.
An action-packed tale that exposes the brutal underside of Imperial Rome, "Sword of the Gladiatrix" brings to life unforgettable characters and exotic settings. From the far edges of the Empire, two women come to battle on the hot sands of the arena in Nero's Rome: Afra, scout and beast master to the Queen of Kush; and Cinnia, warrior-bard and companion to Queen Boudica of the British Iceni. Enslaved, forced to fight for their lives and the Romans' pleasure; they seek to replace lost friendship, love, and family in each other's arms. But the Roman arena offers only two futures: the Gate of Life for the victors or the Gate of Death for the losers.

Jan 14, 2016, 8:34am Top

My new book was released in November. Snow Moon is the second book in the series, A New World.

Jessa, the queen of the Faeries, finds herself in the midst of disappearances. When she investigates those who have vanished, she discovers a rogue Sylph. He is ridding the realm of the ones he believes are diseased with the help of Trolls.
Together, Micha and Jessa discover their bloodline is more than they thought. They are both descendants of Ancients and Sylphs making them the true Elementals. The very people the Sylph is wanting rid of.
If it wasn’t enough, trying to protect her people, and the one she loves, Jessa is forced to let Micha go. She pushes him to go to the Ancients where he will be safe from the Sylph’s wrath.
When Jessa is convicted of meddling in the Sylph’s business, she is sentenced to death. Micha, accepting his new role as the Ancient king, wields their power and frees Jessa from the clutches of the Executioners.
Will Micha and Jessa save the Elementals, and themselves, or will the Sylph take control of the realms?

It is available in both ebook and trade paperback.

You can also enter the giveaway here on Librarything.

Watch the booktrailer and comment on the video...

I am also on Goodreads

Feb 10, 2017, 10:53am Top

Free on Kindle: novel Slush Pile Inspector -- parody on media (publishing industry) and political campaign management. Dates free 10 - 12 Feb. 2017 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008CQUY5K

Feb 28, 2017, 7:15am Top

When the thunder rolls and lightning splits the sky, it’s time to run for cover.
Some urban legends are fabrications, created as stories to frighten.
Some urban legends are true.

Mar 2, 2017, 11:27am Top

After years of attempting to follow the traditional publishing route, I finally published on Amazon & Kindle. Research for this novel (Slush Pile Inspector) was conducted while observing customers inside a mall bookshop. Experience was gained from receiving numerous rejections of query letters from numerous literary agents. A protagonist started to emerge in the character of Buster Scooper; Buster is the founder of a literary agency that's overwhelmed/swamped from the receipt of query letters from hopeful authors. A secret vocation in the basement of New York publishing houses emerges as Buster presents his working career. Tags are Media Management, Humor & Adventure, Political Campaign, Film Project. The work is a novel written to entertain a general audience of readers including writers, authors, literary agents, journalists, voters, and filmmakers as well as dog lovers. Best of All -- Slush Pile Inspector is FREE on Kindle 2 - 6 March 2017. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008CQUY5K

Sep 14, 2017, 2:55am Top

Hi All,

I'm new to this group and I apologise that my first message is a promotion. However, "And the Wolf Shall Dwell" my debut novel is free again on Amazon only TODAY Thursday 14th Sep for Kindle, in order to celebrate our book launch held here in London tonight (msg me if you want to come, all invited!)

here's one link which will send you to the right Amazon:

Also you can raffle a FREE paperback here (ends tomorrow!)

I'm adding the book blurb, it's essentially a political/spy thriller setup in London,

John Daniel, a foreign professional working in the city of London bumps into an old man who's running away from two guys, on his way to work on a cold London Morning. The old man manages a garbled message not before he jumps in front of a speeding train.
Meanwhile, retired MI6 agent Adam Grey received a call from an old informant: “Your service is rotten...”

Soon Adam is dragged out of retirement, and John is dragged into the murky world of international espionage, politics, and jihadi terrorism.
An intense and explosive thriller that hits frighteningly close to the truth for a work of fiction."

To try and not be a blunt promotion kind of guy (I am really not like that, I only discovered LibraryThing today!) I am sticking around all day - if anyone wants to discuss me, my book or London/spy thrillers in general.. will be happy to chat :-)

many thanks

Sep 14, 2017, 1:47pm Top

Hey, Joni! Nice to meet you.

LT tends not to be so fast paced that a whole lot of people will necessarily see a message on the day it was posted, but I guess I was lucky.

Because I don't want to clutter up the promotion thread with discussion I am about to start a new topic in the group about not being a promotion kind of guy. Come and join me!

Sep 14, 2017, 1:57pm Top

>54 jonidee:

Thanks, I got it free from Kindle today. The link you give is only for people who use the US Amazon.com, but I was able to find it on Amazon.co.uk and still managed to get it free.

Sep 14, 2017, 6:21pm Top

Thanks guys, just came back from my book launch function and was very nice.

I've experienced many issues with this link John, so I'll stop using it ... but I'm glad you've managed!


Oct 6, 2017, 11:33am Top

hello everyone, I have just finished my project Beyond Absolute.

It has taken a long time, and I would be very welcome to other authors feedback and idea's and possibly reviews .

If you would like a copy then fee free to get into contact with my at scottgurney95@yahoo.co.uk where I can send over a free pdf copy for you to keep!

Many Thanks!
Scott Robert Gurney.

Dec 21, 2017, 10:36am Top

From now through Christmas day (2017), I am running an Amazon promotion so that you can download a Kindle copy of "Assassin Marked" for free.



"Damian DuFonte, a professional assassin working for the Crime Syndicate, just can't seem to get past his need for revenge. So when the only woman he's ever loved asks him not to kill one of their bosses, her pleas fall on deaf ears. Although Victoria may be willing to forgive this transgression, the Syndicate certainly will not.

To prove Victoria's loyalty, the Syndicate tasks her with leading a group to hunt him down. Somewhere in the solar system, on the outs with his lover and on the run from trained killers, Damian is ... an Assassin Marked."

Add this short story to your to-read shelf today, and have something fun to read over the holidays.

Merry Christmas!

- Michael C. Sahd

Feb 5, 2:03am Top

Hi Joni

I've just got your book. It sounds very interesting and I'm looking forward to reading it.


Feb 12, 11:35pm Top

My historical/reincarnation novel DISTANT WHISPERS is on sale for 99c and 99p from 9 February to 16 February 2018. The first chapter is available to read on my website.

Amazon US - https://www.amazon.com/Distant-Whispe...
Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Distant-Whis...

Rachel is a powerful healer and for her the veil that separates the living and the dead does not exist. She has experienced extraordinary challenges in her many lifetimes and faced each with unwavering courage, and the determination to fulfill the destiny that awaits her.

In the year 1665, Rachel escapes the cruelty of King Louis XIV of France and seeks sanctuary in a village in England. She is here for a reason but realizes it is not for Edward, even though she loved him from that first moment. She sees the doubt in his eyes when she is accused of witchcraft, but it matters not, for as she flees to London, where a devastating plague is spreading rapidly across the city, she knows they will meet again.

Centuries later, Rachel encounters both friends and enemies from her past.

Website: www.cathymdonnelly.com
Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/Cathy-M-Donnelly
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Cathy-M-Donnelly

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Finding the Way by Wayne Ng

No LT page for this one yet. Wayne is a fellow member of my critique group who managed to get his draft through our trial-by-fire (we are merciless to one another) and found himself a publisher. He's lacking a Canadian distributor, which is causing problems for all the family/friends trying to get one, but it's up on Amazon:

There's not a lot of Chinese historical fiction to be had, or many fictional novels with the historical figure Lao Tzu as a character, so he's covering a niche market. Wayne has Chinese ancestry, which is to say he dodged the cultural appropriation bullet. I'm still trying to get my published copy, but the draft version was full of political intrigue and deep-thought Chinese philosophy (Lao Tzu vs Confucius). Really happy for him, years of research and work went into this and I hope he finds the audience he deserves.

Aug 12, 4:20pm Top

My second historical novel, "Alsoomse and Wanchese," was published May 28. The following is on the back cover.

“Mother, I want to question things. Know the why of things. Decide things. Why must weroances, priests, and a husband – kind or not -- decide who I must be?”
“We gave you your name for a reason.”
“That is not an answer.”
“Be respectful, child, dutiful. The gods have taught us our roles. We must obey them, please them. We must please also the wise ones who speak to them. Life is perilous, Alsoomse. Kiwasa makes it so. Weigh what you think before you act. Accept.”

He marveled at the potency of his temper. He was surprised that his blow to Askook’s head had not been followed by a fist to the throat and a crushing knee to the side of the skull.
He savored the idea.
Something inside him had interfered.
Had Askook been a Pomouik, he would not have hesitated. He was a warrior. Any man who chose to make himself an enemy needed to beware.
Askook had laid bare his deficiency.

Roanoke Island. 1583. Hunter’s Moon. Rejecting tribal conformity, deciding for themselves what is true, what is just, desiring independence, accomplishment, fulfillment, 17-year-old Alsoomse and 19-year-old Wanchese take flight.

Sep 17, 5:00am Top


My new collection of nonsense verse is now available. Here's the blurb:

Could Have Been Verse is a book of nonsense. This stuff isn't rare. It's certainly not well done. And to call it poetry would be an insult to the medium.

You can check it out at:


Or in paperback at:


Please take a look and let me know what you think.


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