Agent of Influence: A Thriller by Russell Hamilton

The Novel Before The News Cycle  Unrest in Cairo, The Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, A Mysterious Potus, and a CIA Agent With Knowledge of His Deadly SecretBefore there was a debate over a birth certificate there was Agent of Influence, the first novel from Russell Hamilton. Originally published in 2009 after working on it for eight years, it is now available as a paperback or 3.99 on kindle. For more information on Russell and the novel check out agentofinfluence.org.Cairo, Egypt, 1953 – A secret sect calling itself the Brotherhood of the Caliphate splinters off from the Muslim Brotherhood as the storm clouds of revolution gather. Louisville, KY, 1973 – Political power broker and multi-millionaire Aman Kazim’s Derby contending thoroughbred is slaughtered just hours before the race.Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004 – An unusual joint FBI/CIA operation goes horribly wrong as CIA agent Anna Starks vanishes in the glittering lights of sin city while attempting to track down a potential threat to the country. Washington DC, 2005 – Zachariah Hardin, a politician with a mysterious past has reached the zenith of his power as the first foreign-born president. From the back alleys of ancient Cairo, to the glitzy nightlife of Vegas, to the corridors of power in DC, Agent of Influence is the thriller ahead of the news cycle.˃˃˃ Find out why reviewers are saying :”Hamilton delivers a taut political thriller that moves with speed and agility. A fast-paced thriller with an imaginative premise.” Kirkus Indie Reviews.”Agent of Influence is an action-packed mystery/thriller that is certain to entertain.” City Book Reviews.”This is one roller coaster ride readers won’t want to get off.” Foreword Clarion Reviews.”Hamilton has written as tightly plotted an international spy story as you are going to find in this genre…If you are into Muslim conspiracy theories, this is a particularly timely book.” Bookreview.com”Crackling with insights and rife with adventure.” Chuck Morse; talk radio host, former candidate for the US House of Representatives, and author of The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism. ˃˃˃ Find out why Amazon readers are saying :”I ENJOYED THIS BOOK AS MUCH AS ANY TOM CLANCY/VINCE FLYNN/DAN BROWN/IAN FLEMING NOVEL.” “Some may think the story line is far fetched. I think Mr. Hamilton demonstrates keen insight into our current political situation.””Enjoyed this book very much. never quite knew where the author was headed with many twists and turns!!”  ”Eerily realistic in today’s world! I hope he doesn’t know something we’re going to find out later!” ”If you like Vince Flynn books, you’ll probably like this one, too.”  ”Well-developed twists and turns of plot keep the story flowing, emotions and actions consistent with detailed character descriptions, excellent read!” ”Finally, the Kindle’s batteries made the screen go dark so HAD to put it down & plug it in so I could read more again! It certainly kept my attention.”Get It Now For Just 3.99 on Kindle or as a full-size paperback

Author: Russell Hamilton

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
227 reviews

Taken, Pursuit, & Flight Bundle: The Alpha’s Captive BBW/Werewolf Paranormal Romance #1-3 (The Alpha’s Captive… by V. M. Black

First Three Books of the Serial Featuring a Biker Werewolf Hero and a Curvy, Kickass Heroine
Curvy Harper Bailey’s ordinary life was turned upside down by a chance encounter with the handsome werewolf Levi Harris. On the run from the vampire mafia, he pulls her into his high-stakes world—and straight into the crosshairs. Soon she’s got no car, no job, and not even any dry clothes.

To make matters worse, Harper’s falling for Levi hard at the most inconvenient time. And he seems to be developing some very definite ideas where she’s concerned, ideas she’s not so sure she wants to be a part of.

Harper just wants to get through the next couple of days alive—and heart intact. Whatever Levi’s plans might be.

BBW Werewolf Shifter Romance Serial Novelettes and Novellas – Aethereal Bonds

The Alpha’s Captive: Taken – 15,000 words / 60 pages
The Alpha’s Captive: Pursuit – 20,000 words / 80 pages
The Alpha’s Captive: Flight – 20,000 words / 79 pages

Author: V. M. Black

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
52 reviews

Child of Silence (Bo Bradley Series Book 1) by Abigail Padgett

In Child of Silence, the first award-winning Bo Bradley Mystery, a wise old Paiute woman finds a four-year-old boy tied to a mattress in an abandoned shack in the hills above San Diego. Child abuse investigator Bo Bradley gets the case. Staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children assume the boy is mentally impaired because he cannot talk, but Bo remembers a little sister named Laurie. She knows that the boy, like Laurie, is deaf.

Complicating things is Bo’s manic depressive disorder, a troubling but occasionally valuable problem for which she always, well sometimes, takes her meds. The prime directive in Bo’s job is “Don’t become emotionally involved with the child!” But the little boy is so bright inside his silence, and so alone. Bo feels the ominous first ripples of an oncoming manic episode and grabs her meds, but they won’t have much effect for weeks and the child is in danger now!

Risking her job and ultimately her life in a perhaps-delusional race to protect a four-year-old whose only word is his own name – “Weppo” – Bo finds herself alone with the child in a desert night fraught with terrors as she tries to reach an imagined safety among the Paiute. But political intrigue, desperate secrets and a relentless evil lurk in every shadow of a moonlit landscape in which Bo has only her own intense and uncanny perceptions as guide. She knows she’s “crazy,” but sometimes crazy sees what rational cannot. And “crazy” is now Weppo’s only chance for a life!

“A sensationally fine first novel… breathtakingly well-told…”The Los Angeles Times

Author: Abigail Padgett

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
225 reviews

The Thin Wall: A POW/MIA Truth Novel by R. Cyril West

A character-driven portrayal of the 1968 Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, brought to life through the conflict between an intriguingly cultured, yet conniving KGB colonel and the people of a small village who courageously (and sometimes timidly) try to resist oppression. Midnight, August 20, 1968: the sirens of Prague are sounding. Without warning, Russian tanks have crossed the frontier and are pouring into the city. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia has begun. Arriving with the troops is Colonel Grigori Dal, a seasoned KGB officer and coldblooded killer. While the country slips into chaos, Dal uses the fighting as cover to apprehend an American Prisoner of War from a military prison in Prague. Within days, only a cursed woman and a troubled war hero will stand between him and protecting the Cold War’s darkest secret: proof U.S. servicemen were secretly transferred to the Soviet Union. R. Cyril West’s unforgettable novel of tragic love, suspense, intrigue, and the dangerous machinations of the human heart—The Thin Wall. Watch book trailer video and learn more at: www.rcyrilwest.com

Author: R. Cyril West

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
227 reviews

The Summer I Died (The Roger Huntington Saga Book 1) by Ryan C. Thomas

The cult thriller novel is back in this all new edition which features the original text as it was meant to be published! Dubbed one of “The Most Intense Horror Novels” ever written by many horror review sites, The Summer I Died is the first book in the Roger Huntington saga and soon to be a major motion picture.

Please be warned: This book contains depictions of torture and graphic violence.

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
When Roger Huntington comes home from college for the summer and is met by his best friend, Tooth, he knows they’re going to have a good time. A summer full of beer, comic books, movies, laughs, and maybe even girls. The sun is high and the sky is clear as Roger and Tooth set out to shoot beer cans at Bobcat Mountain. Just two friends catching up on lost time, two friends thinking about their futures. . . two friends suddenly thrust into the middle of a nightmare. Forced to fight for their lives against a sadistic killer with an arsenal of razor sharp blades and a hungry dog by his side. If they are to survive, they must decide: are heroes born, or are they made? Or is something more powerful happening to them? And more importantly, how do you survive when all roads lead to death?

REVIEWS:
“A tense bloody ride!” – Brian Keene

“The Summer I Died is an endurance test. It’s certainly not for everybody. But if you want to freak yourself out on your next camping trip, you can’t really do any better.” – BloodyDisgusting.com

“A down and dirty splatfest, 70s style!” – HorrorDrive-in.com

“This book is intense! It’s everything you wish Hostel was!” – HorrorWatch.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ryan C. Thomas lives in San Diego with his wife and two dogs. He is the author of several novels including Born To Bleed (the sequel to The Summer I Died), Hissers, Salticidae, The Undead World of Oz, Ratings Game, Origin of Pain, as well as several novellas and short stories.

Author: Ryan C. Thomas

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
134 reviews

The Experiment of Dreams by Brandon Zenner

Benjamin Walker’s career testing experimental drugs and medications, as well as performing bizarre sleep-related studies, is coming to an end. A new and lucrative job now presents itself, working on a project named Lucy, a machine capable of reading and recording a person’s dreams in utmost detail. Headed by the genius Dr. Peter Wulfric and privately funded by the elusive millionaire, Mr. Timothy Kalispell—a man with a fascination on art that borders on the obsessive—takes Ben all over the world, from the Louvre in Paris to the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Along his travels, Ben meets a beautiful girl named Sophia, who might just help him out of his crushing depression over the death of his lost love, his Emily. All is finally going well for Ben . . . until strange dreams of a town named Drapery Falls begin to plague him, and memories once hidden begin to reveal themselves. The doctors and staff onboard team Lucy are not who Ben thinks they are, and Mr. Kalispell will stop at nothing to keep Ben’s emerging memories buried for good. Ben is put on a collision course that will bring him to the brink of total insanity, and perhaps even death. At the heart of it all, Ben’s worst enemy is his own mind, and he must confront his past in order to save his future.

Author: Brandon Zenner

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
227 reviews

Fade to Black (Awake in the Dark Book 1) by Tim McBain and L.T. Vargus

A 27 year old slacker has seizures during which he may or may not be astral projecting.
What he learns might have the power to change the world.

One second JEFF GROBNAGGER is standing in line at the grocery store, and the next he’s in an alley where a hooded figure strangles him to death.

So that sucks.

This happens over and over again, every time Grobnagger has a seizure. Alley. Choking. Death. Repeat. What for? Why would anyone want to kill him repeatedly? Is it just a recurring seizure dream? When a sniper’s bullet shatters his apartment window, he realizes two things: he’s in serious danger, and there’s no way he’s getting his security deposit back.

Who is the hooded man? And who tried to kill Grobnagger in real life? His quest for answers leads to a missing girl, cults obsessed with astral projection, an arcane puzzle sphere, an evil book, a private detective named Louise and a mustached man named Glenn that makes the most delicious food he’s ever tasted.

No one he meets is who they seem, and every answer leads to more questions, more seizures and more horrific deaths that may or may not be transpiring on some mysterious plane beyond the physical world.

FADE TO BLACK is book 1 in the AWAKE IN THE DARK series. Scroll up and click the cover to Look Inside and read the first chapter.

Live. Die. Repeat.

What readers are saying about FADE TO BLACK:

Fade to Black is the funniest book I’ve read in… I can’t remember how long. Seriously funny. I think I laughed out loud roughly once every three pages. That’s a lot of funny packed into one book! And not just an internal chuckle here and there, but an honest to goodness laugh out loud that made my significant other call, ‘What?’ from the next room repeatedly. – Lisbeth Ames

“(FADE TO BLACK) weirdly resonates with me. It is sneaky in a way – it holds the things we fear up to the light – opening the reader up to honesty – to love and hope and the truths of our souls found in the darkest of nights. It’s weird and dark and twisted – and real. And I recommend the trip.” – Leiah Cooper, SoIReadThisBookToday.com

“Buy it, read it, laugh your butt off over it and trust me you’ll likely love the heck out of this book.” – Horror Chick, agirlsguidetohorror.com

“Smart, dark and thrilling.” – Patricia Hamill

“I don’t normally give five stars, but “Fade to Black” gets five stars from me for one reason: I haven’t been this excited about a book in a long time. As I mentioned earlier, I am eagerly awaiting the second novel in the series, because I have to see what happens. It kind of reminds me of the feeling I got the first time I watched Lost, the TV series. It feels like my eyes have been opened to a universe of possibilities, and I cannot wait to see how McBain and Vargus explore that world.” – E. Branden Hart, emptysinkpublishing.com

“Grobnagger’s narration is hilarious. There are going to be times while reading this that you find yourself laughing even while he’s breaking your heart.” – eden Hudson, author of HOW TO KILL YOURSELF IN A SMALL TOWN

“Chuck Palahniuk (crossed with) the Dean Koontz Odd Thomas series.” – Drunkle Dan, The Drunken Beardsmen podcast

“An unusually philosophical, intensely self-aware and thoughtful paranormal thriller. Takes the iconography of the tarot and does something extraordinary and original with it.” – Lisbeth Ames

Author: Tim McBain and L.T. Vargus

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
159 reviews

Prime Asset (The Complete Novel) (Corps Justice Book 3) by C. G. Cooper and Karen Rought

An old enemy resurfaces…
An employee kidnapped…
A new weapon created…

Cal Stokes’s good friend, Neil Patel, has disappeared. Following the trail to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Stokes and his men must find the culprit and rescue their colleague before it’s too late. The only problem is that the enemy lies in wait, hoping for a final showdown.

With an outside group of aggressors making a play for dominance, the former Marine must lead his team through the hazardous snow-filled mountains to eliminate their adversary.

How many bodies will be left when the snow melts?

Corps Justice Series Order:
1. Back to War
2. Council of Patriots
3. Prime Asset
4. Presidential Shift
5. National Burden
6. Lethal Misconduct (Coming Soon)
7. Disavowed (Coming Fall 2014)

Corps Justice Daniel Briggs Sniper Novels:
1. Adrift

Corps Justice Short Stories:
1. God-Speed
2. Running

Author: C. G. Cooper and Karen Rought

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
156 reviews

Escape, A New Life by David Antocci

The sequel ESCAPE, Past Sins is on sale through Amazon for .99 February 7 – 11!

The final chapter in the trilogy ESCAPE, Dead End is now available to pre-order on Amazon!

After saving a drowning man during a savage storm, Abby wakes up in a tropical paradise in a fight for her life.  She has no idea how she got there, and notices changes in herself that she cannot explain. Haunted by unsettling dreams of her past, she meets up with Eric, and together they set out to escape. Standing in their way is a madman, and his band of willing followers, with a mind set on murdering their unwelcome visitors. An eccentric hermit who has been living there for years offers them refuge, but they must deny his generosity. Escape is their only option.  Yet, they discover this deceptive paradise is harder to leave than they had ever imagined.  One mystery leads to another, until their escape throws them into even greater danger as Abby’s frightening past finally catches up with her.  Her escape is only the beginning.

Author: David Antocci

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
397 reviews

MURDER: Death in Sandton (Detective, Thriller, Murder, Suspense, Crime, Horror, Investigation, Private Investigator… by Tracy Stewart

MURDER: Death in Sandton – Themba Malope Investigates

When Themba Malope’s career fast-tracks its way to promotion, this Alexandra resident cannot resist the temptation, although painfully aware of why the promotion is being offered. He wants to make a difference to his world.

However, will his career move give him the satisfaction he craves? Moving to nearby Sandton, the world in which he is now expected to live is a vast contrast to his home in the black township. There are no slums, there are no problems of sanitation. It’s a whole different world.

However, the reminders of the fragility of life await him on his first major case. With obvious connections to a young Afrikaans boy, the death of a Zulu woman must be investigated, regardless of political sensibilities. Warned about involving questioning of the Dekker family, Themba Malope must solve the murder. Will he be able to find the answers? Are they as obvious as they seem on the surface?

MURDER 2: An Unequal Balance – Themba Malope Investigates

When four girls are waylaid on their way home from school, their fate is one that was unexpected. On the road from Sandton to Alexandra, the girls experience an experience they are never likely to forget, leading to the death of one of them.

Reporting the matter to the police isn’t straightforward for Thandeka as this kind of activity is something girls are encouraged to keep to themselves. However, a sense of decency and the fear of reprisals makes her stand her ground. Helped by aid worker,

Thelma Rice comes to Thandeka’s rescue and tries to assist a young girl as she explains the events which made up the worst moments of her life. When Themba Malope is asked to investigate, he knows the limitations of the law. He knows where lines are drawn and is made painfully aware of the difference between the black white divide as he tries to bring culprits to justice.

Author: Tracy Stewart

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
47 reviews