I have just published my debut novel, Casa Trippi, on Amazon Kindle.
In the summer of '99, Jamie Barrat's world gets turned upside down.
When he discovers that his life in Primrose Hill is based on lies, he takes drastic action and pays a heavy price. But ultimately it frees him, and Jamie begins his adventure. Swept along on the tide of life, he finds himself spending the summer on the party island of Ibiza.
But the mystical Isla Blanca has a lot more to offer Jamie than just parties, and he quickly adapts to the simple and rustic life of El hombre de la montaña – The man of the mountain.
We follow his trials, his tribulations, his friendships and his loves, until his transformation is complete.
Casa Trippi; does it actually exist, or is it just a state of mind?
Hello fellow authors, It's nice to be in forum with like minded people. More Than A Notion is available both in paperback and eBook.
Have you ever awakened from a dream and remarked, “It seemed so real!" You knew you were dreaming, but could not shake the feeling that it felt like so much more. We have all experienced those mornings when we would rather do anything except go to work at a job we loathe. For Lena Delgado, wife and mother of three, that morning arrived when she simply could not face another day of her drab existence and literally ends up "stuck in her dream".
In More Than A Notion, Lena takes lucid dreaming one step further when she escapes to a place one relegated to the deep recesses of her mind, travels to exotic Italy, and literally bumps into the man of her dreams. She questions decisions made during her marriage and realizes life is too short to be unhappy. On a quest to discover if dreams really do come true, Lena embarks upon an adventure-filled journey where she meets interesting characters that challenge her to step out of her comfort zone. In the process, she rediscovers herself and finds out it what it truly means to be alive.
How far will you go and what will you do in the name of love? This contemporary multicultural, multiethnic romance novel reveals it is More Than A Notion to take a leap of faith into the unknown and answer the call of destiny.
Hi all. My first novel, [i]Bubbles Pop[/i], is a retelling of Cinderella with a twist, told from three first person perspectives. Sales have been slow so far, but I hope the description catches some eyes here!
"Sixteen-year-old Elle grew up in the most fashionable neighborhood in Philadelphia with everything a girl could want. But when the economy crashes and Elle's father passes away, she moves to the drab suburbs with her stepmother Marie and new sisters Claire and Danielle. Marie seems to care more about work than her family and forces Elle to [i]clean things[/i]--a torture Elle would do anything to avoid. Worst of all, the idiotic school "prince," Steve, falls for her at a party and won't leave her alone. Elle prefers Galen, a serious transfer student who may be the first person she could care about as much as herself. The problem? Galen is Steve's best friend.
Fourteen-year-old Claire fell in love with Steve Brendan at first sight, just like in one of her best friend Julie's romance novels. Nicknamed the "Prince of Loire High," Steve has a rich playboy reputation Claire knows is just talk. However, she also knows that Steve only hangs around her to get close to her beautiful sister Elle. When Claire blossoms into a beauty herself, the boys take notice--including Steve. But with the changes in her body comes a new perspective, and Claire starts to see the not-so-charming flaws in her beloved prince.
Twenty-one-year-old Danielle grew up too fast, and her emotions never quite caught up. Saddled with an alcoholic father and a workaholic mother, Danielle acted as a surrogate parent for her young sister Claire. She juggles college classes with her job at Kingston's Bookstore with no time or patience left for relationships. When Danielle meets Chris, a successful video game developer, she faces a dilemma: marry a wealthy man she might love and enjoy the easy life, or stick to her principle to rely on no one but herself?
[i]Bubbles Pop[/i] follows the intertwined lives of the three sisters through one crucial year as they learn how to manage relationships, deal with disappointment, and take charge of their own happily-ever-afters."
To all readers who love a great thriller.
My author name is Martin Sandforth.
Lovers of well-written thrillers with a great plot might like to try reading “The Reverse Deal” (Published on Amazon as a Kindle e-Book in December of 2011).
Disillusioned private investigator, Edward Harris, sells his stake in his PI business and leaves to build houses with his brother Joe. When cash-flow problems arise in his new company, Edward seeks temporary employment with his former business associate, Jasper Coleheart. Jasper, who had been investigating suspected money-laundering within a Dutch bank, has had to abandon his client to undergo surgery back in the USA.
From his sickbed, Jasper entrusts Edward with several tasks including the recovery of confidential documents from a deposit box in an Amsterdam bank vault. Work goes well until Edward is devastated by terrible news of Jasper's murder. Enraged and seeking justice, Edward follows the trail of evidence in Amsterdam. Unwittingly, he draws the attention of a sophisticated group of violent criminals. A hunter of Jasper's murderer, Edward suddenly finds himself being hunted, and is forced to run. Now fighting for his very survival, Edward struggles to unlock the mystery of Jasper's last investigation. Then he meets a stranger, a man who can resolve his dilemma, but at a terrible price -- that of The Reverse Deal...
Set in the USA, UK and parts of Europe, “The Reverse Deal” is approximately 72,000 words in length.
I've tossed a short story out for a buck through KDP. "The Ballad of the Wayfaring Stranger and the Dead Man's Whore" is a backcountry horror story that combines murder ballads, folk songs and blues riffs to make something that I hope creates a solid sense of place.
I have lowered the price of my first book about my life story growing up as a Jehovah's Witness. I would love for you to check it out as well as refer friends and family that may deal with the same issues I had to deal with as a witness and an x-witness.
My story will open the eyes of those who thought this group was of God. Please take out the time to read my story.
Today (Saturday 21st April 2012) my thriller/mystery/mild horror novella is a free download!
[b]The Disquiet[/b] by Michael Burnside
[i]After waking from a nightmare, a confused man realises that the real nightmare has yet to begin. With his only clue a child's drawing in his pocket, Peter along with four new companions, also with erased memories, must work out why they have been placed in an abandoned derelict prison.
[b][:[/b] "A unique work of fiction by a master storyteller” per The Midwest Book Review. This is a general fiction/medical drama ~ 84,000 words:
Hurricane Ivan roars into the Gulf of Mexico as Karen Puno and her dog scramble to evacuate a barrier island and a teacher with liver disease is placed on an organ transplant list. But fate is not always kind. It’s not the hurricane which causes Karen’s coma and subsequent organ donation. Nor is it responsible for her battered dog who escapes the crushed metal pile into the blowing sand and gusty wind.
A homeless dog and diverse lives from Indiana to Peru come together after Karen’s accident, impacting each other in permanent, intense, and heartfelt ways. Is fate kind after all?
I have a Fantasy genre novel called "Birth of the Flame" for sale that I'd love to see some reviews for. Genuine feedback can be hard to come by!
Here is a sample:
Dynworia knew he couldn’t afford that moment’s distraction even before his gruesome opponents began to overtake him. She loosed an arrow, piercing the closest one’s skull. Its bleeding eyes shot to her and her breath caught. What should have been a lethal hit only seemed to anger the creature further. It lunged towards her, decaying arms reaching out. She drew her sword with a tremor of fear.
A deep, chilling laughter rolled over her and a pale-skinned elf shimmered into view on the hilltop. “Foolish child, what did you think that would accomplish?”
The link: http://www.amazon.com/Birth-Flame-Prophecies-Belvan-ebook/dp/B007N8UMH8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335029892&sr=8-1
The room was sparse and dimly lit with flickering strawberry-scented candles. Power was out. It had been nearly a decade since Nathan had stood inside someone’s home; since that tragic day when he lost everything that ever mattered to him. Outside, a hurricane sounded like it was beating palm trees against the earth. Nathan didn’t know the woman who’d rescued him from the throes of the deadly storm, but he would soon enough. Her name is Miriam and she is about to change everything he ever thought about the meaning of life and what lies beyond. Nathan will discover that the strength of love can piece his shattered world back together and heal wounds that cut deep into his soul. But he never figured the perils he and Miriam were about to face by knowing the most horrible knowledge that one can know.
[b]"Operation Neurosurgeon: You never know ... who's in the OR":[/b] http://amzn.to/dwy9S1. This is a modern romantic suspense - 260 page paperback, approx. 76,000 words. It received a perfect 5 STARS from Red Adept Reviews for characters:
Who says a rising neurosurgeon can't fall from his pinnacle? From the skullduggery taking place deep in the Tennessee woods to the silent tension in the OR, Doctor Danny Tilson's life takes an abrupt turn after performing surgery alongside a scrub nurse with aqua eyes and a velvet voice.
Can Danny's situation get any worse after the alluring lady disappears, he inherits her roguish retriever, and his Albert Einstein historical book turns up missing? A pack of Tennessee attorneys pursue Danny while he develops a scheme with his paramedic best friend to payback the mysterious woman who left in a hurry.
[b]"The Chester the Chesapeake Trilogy (The Chester the Chesapeake Series)".[/b] http://amzn.to/HS0hyp
The three Chester the Chesapeake books for children have been bundled together as a Trilogy for the bargain price of $6.99.
Beginning as a puppy, Chester grows and learns to share, follow rules, and give back to his community as a therapy dog. Other dogs and a cat join the household, and the unique personality of each dog shines. .
Children love entering Chester’s world with real pictures and first person narration. However, these three books or the trilogy are so much fun, they are a family affair!
The individual books are:
Chester the Chesapeake Book One
Chester the Chesapeake Book Two: Summertime
Chester the Chesapeake Book Three: Wintertime
You are sitting across the table from a person you really like on a date at a great restaurant. Everything seems perfect. The food is exceptional. The background music is just perfect. The service so far has been good. You look across the table and feel blessed to be in their presence. Your heart melts every time they smile. Your heart also misses a beat every time you make eye contact. Still, there's something that doesn't seem quite right...
THE CONVERSATION IS NOT FLOWING!
Like a vehicle on the wrong type of fuel, the conversation starts and sputters convulsively. Both of you try to get the conversation going but to no avail.
Inevitably, you're joined at the table by an unwelcome guest - AWKWARD SILENCE.
Slowly but surely, your perfect evening morphs into a nightmare. You find yourself staring at the big clock in the corner of the room, counting down to when you can pay the bill and say your goodbyes.
This does not have to be so!
In 101 Good Questions to Ask on a Date, you will discover some great questions and conversation topics that will eliminate any incidence of awkward silence on your date. You will find:
Questions that will reveal your date's passions and hobbies
Questions that will break the ice in any situation or setting
Questions that will bring a smile to your date's face and trigger multiple conversation topics
Questions that will make your date reveal personal things about themselves
If you're a guy suffering from approach anxiety, you will find 2 keys that will unlock any self-imposed barriers you may have placed on yourself
Discover the questions you must never ask on a date unless you want to get slapped!
Check out Question 17! This question goes beyond the dating setting and will either spark off laughter, heated discussions or flying plates! This question should be handled with great care.
And much more
Inject some life into your dating game today by getting your copy of 101 Good Questions to Ask on a Date.
You will laugh, ponder and wonder as you read and answer the questions yourself.
This book will be a welcome addition to your bookshelf and will save you time and money plus give you the confidence boost to feel comfortable in the presence of anyone knowing that you have a few ice breakers that will make you admired and popular.
Description: Most of his life, Charlie Reese has been surrounded by a loving family and all the comforts of home. But when a house fire claims them, he and his cousin, Jimmy are sent to an orphanage in the heart of 'Depression Era' Chicago. A year later, Charlie's life is shaken by yet another tragedy and with it comes the mysterious introduction of a secretive runaway, named Bartholomew. As Charlie begins to discover more about his new companion, he unknowingly becomes a participant in a two-hundred year old secret. Come the morning of the Black Blizzard, Charlie finds he must make a choice - flee the destiny laden at his feet or take on his responsibility and follow a path full of supernatural wonders.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!,
By Co Co Nygaard
This review is from: The Orphan, The Soulcatcher, And The Black Blizzard (Paperback)
This book is an awesome start to a great adventure. The book sucks you into old chicago and integrates the struggles of reality with the mystery of the mythological. It's entertaining and eloquently written, witty! Overall, I loved it! Can't wait to continue the journey!
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
I'm only half way through the book since school started it's hard to find time for pleasure reading but so far this book is the perfect get away! Once you start you won't wanna stop
When is book two coming out?
The Orphan, the Soul Catcher and the Black Blizzard is a great novel. It interweaves historical Chicago and adventure so seamlessly it as if the events of the book are absolute fact not fiction. The story itself paces well. Each scene, character and event are described so well that I could clearly visualize the scene in my head as I read the words. The book sets a fast pace from the opening chapters and keeps up a feverish tempo all the way through to the end. The story is told in such a way that you can really feel the emotions that each character undergoes. The ending chapter does an excellent job of closing out the first part of this saga, but it also sets a deep hook for the 2nd novel. I'll be anxiously awaiting part two of this series. This book seems to be targeted at the young adult, but I'm 28 and loved it too. I'd see it as being age appropriate for almost anyone to read. It's a great adventure. I gave it 5 stars because that is the max Amazon would allow.[b][/b][b][/b][b][/b]