Forty Days at Kamas by Preston Fleming

Inspired by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s account of a Soviet labor camp revolt in Gulag Archipelago, Volume III, the story of FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS follows political prisoners and security officials at a corrective labor camp in Kamas, Utah, where inmates seize control during the summer of 2024.SYNOPSIS:Kamas, Utah. 2024. In the totalitarian dystopia that America has become after the Unionist Party’s rise to power, the American West contains vast Restricted Zones dotted with ghost towns, scattered military garrisons and corrective labor camps where the regime disposes of its real and suspected enemies. Kamas is one such camp.On a frigid March night, a former businessman from Pittsburgh, Paul Wagner, arrives at a labor camp in Utah’s Kamas Valley, a dozen miles east of the deserted resort town of Park City, which prisoners are dismantling as part of a massive recycling project.When Wagner arrives, he is unaware that his eleven-year-old daughter, Claire, has set off to Utah to find him after becoming separated from her mother at the Philadelphia Airport. By an odd quirk of fate, Claire has traveled on the same train that carried her father into internal exile.Only after Wagner has renounced all hope of survival, cast his lot with anti-regime hard-liners and joined them in an unprecedented and suicidal revolt does he discover that Claire has become a servant in the home of the camp’s Deputy Warden. Wagner is torn between his devotion to family and loyalty to his fellow rebels until, on the eve of an armored assault intended to crush the revolt, he faces an agonizing choice between a hero’s death and a coward’s freedom.In FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS, author Preston Fleming offers a stirring portrait of a man determined to survive under the bleakest of conditions and against formidable odds. Fleming’s gift for evocative prose brings the characters and events to life in a way that arouses emotional tension while also engaging the reader’s intellect with fundamental questions about the future of American society.

Author: Preston Fleming

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
341 reviews

Pineapple Lies: A Pineapple Port Cozy Mystery: Book One (Pineapple Port Cozy Mysteries 1) by Amy Vansant

Growing up in one of Florida’s fifty-five plus communities, Charlotte never expected life to be wild. Golf cart racing with her surrogate mothers Mariska and Darla was about as nutty as life got…until she found the hot pawnbroker’s mom buried in her backyard.
Talk about making a lousy first impression.
Armed with nothing but her wits, Pineapple Port’s questionable cast of characters and a growing crush, Charlotte is determined to solve the mystery of Declan’s mother’s murder.
Hey, at least this guy’s skeletons aren’t in his closet.

Author: Amy Vansant

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
420 reviews

The Citizens (A Jazz Nemesis Novel Book 1) by L. M. Smith

Imagine a town where you can stay out as late as you want, wake up when it suits you, you never have to go to work, and everything is free for the taking. Sounds perfect right? But what if you can’t remember where you are or how you got there? What if you can’t ever leave? And what if the only other people around are hostages, just like you? Would you still want to stay?Jasmine Marshall certainly didn’t think so until she met Justin Beck; a dashing active-duty member of the United States Army and fellow hostage. With him around life in Kolob might not be so bad after all … or so she thought. There are vampires and psychics at the breakfast table! Disturbing acts of torture and senseless violence are commonplace. Biochemical warfare is a very real threat, and the town’s mayor is an elusive mad-scientist obsessed with his own theories about December 21, 2012!In a place where one has everything to gain and nothing to lose, one thing reigns true: nothing in Kolob is ever as it seems.

Author: L. M. Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
60 reviews

Evangeline by E.A. Gottschalk

The Amazon best-selling memoir of a bad girl gone wild.Angeline Gottschalk, bullied in school and abused on the farm, is hiding a dark and terrifying secret– one buried so deep that not even she knows the truth. That secret is Evangeline, the homicidal twin “sister” who narrates this extraordinary tale of a teenaged serial killer living her dream in the American Heartland.Warning: “Evangeline” contains graphic language, sexual situations and violence.

Author: E.A. Gottschalk

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
143 reviews

The Little Pink Pill: Perception can be a tricky thing by K. L. Smith

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“….Brilliant book. Couldn’t put it down. Never saw the twist coming at all and usually I can spot them a mile away. I noticed at the end that the author has first hand knowledge of brain trauma so really knows what she’s writing about. Highly recommend this book!…”

“…Wow what an unusual book! A real page turner with a twist that blew me away!..”

A dark psychological tale from the author of ‘Flight of the Cuckoo’.

Flynn was on a bus in London that was attacked by a suicide bomber. He lost his fingers in the explosion and gained left frontal lobe damage to his brain, leading to symptoms of aggression, violent mood swings, blackouts, suicidal thoughts, and psychopathic tendencies.
His doctor determines that the left frontal lobe syndrome has left Flynn with symptoms similar to schizophrenia, which develop into a secondary personality during times of stress.
Flynn and his wife refer to this secondary personality as ‘the other one’.

However, after he is given a little pink pill by his doctor, an antipsychotic pill normally reserved for schizophrenics, his moods level out to the point that he can function almost normally again, apart from the fact that the pink pill leaves him feeling emotionally numb.

He is relatively content with his new life, after all, thanks to the pink pill, he can’t feel enough to care anyway.
Until he decides to stop taking the pink pill in an effort to feel things again.
He wonders if he can fool everyone around him into thinking that he is still taking the little pink pill, whilst in reality starting to live a double life.

After a chance meeting with another patient, he befriends Sid, who also suffers with schizophrenia. The two embark on a sometimes humorous journey of twists and turns in an effort just to stay in what they believe to be a state of equilibrium. The only problem is, neither of them know if what they perceive is real or not.
Especially when experiments with LSD get thrown into the mix.

Flynn also has a worrying eye on the news, as more and more people seem to be going missing, and he can’t be certain if he, Sid or any of their ‘other’ selves may have played a hand in it.

Please note this novel contains strong language.

Author: K. L. Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
202 reviews

Broken (Nevada James #1) (Nevada James Mysteries) by Matthew Storm

Three years ago, top San Diego homicide detective Nevada James went up against an infamous serial killer called the Laughing Man…and lost. The mental breakdown that followed left her institutionalized and no longer able to work as a police officer.

Having lost everything, Nevada is content to do odd jobs to keep a step ahead of the bill collectors and fund her out-of-control drinking problem. But that changes when Alan Davies, a local crime lord, comes to her with a problem. His wife and daughter are missing and he can’t go to the police. If Nevada helps him, he’ll pay her enough that she’ll never have to worry about money again.

But what should have been a simple missing persons case quickly turns deadly. Alan Davies has enemies, and in the course of trying to save his family Nevada finds herself in the middle of a gang war. But her own demons are even more menacing, and the Laughing Man is still out there.

Author: Matthew Storm

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
99 reviews

"Alcohol Was Not Involved": A Shallow End Gals Trilogy by Teresa Duncan and Jennifer Duncan

“Alcohol Was Not Involved” FBI Special Agents Roger Dance and Paul Casey are faced with the worst case of their careers. Beautiful women are missing. Some are showing up weeks later next to busy highways in broad daylight. Dead, strangled, and dumped, like trash. Some are being held captive, prisoners, and starved to death. None of the traditional rules of profiling seem to apply, and the body count keeps growing. * Four friends die in an auto accident only to discover that Heaven has decided to make them ‘special’ Angels, whose purpose is to help mortals do good. Faced with learning their new Angel skills at the same time they accept their first assignment, to help Roger and Paul catch the murderer, the Angels find themselves somewhat torn between their mortal attributes and Angel rules. For Roger and Paul (and the FBI) law enforcement will never be the same.Book tags: New Mystery, suspense, thriller, humor, police, crimes, New OrleansBook One:      Alcohol Was Not InvolvedBook Two:      Extreme Heat WarningBook Three:    Silent CricketsNEW RELEASE: “CATAHOULA”

Author: Teresa Duncan and Jennifer Duncan

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
127 reviews

Cold Blooded Assassin (Nick McCarty Assassin Series Book 1) by Bernard Lee DeLeo and Aeternum Designs

Rachel Hunter witnessed her husband being murdered a year ago and since then, her and her 7 year old daughter, Jean, are in the Witness Protection Program. Rachel works as a waitress, and is at work when she first meets Nick McCarthy, a New York Best Selling Author of an Assassin book series. However, his writing is a cover for his real profession, an Assassin. His next assignment – take out Rachel Hunter, but Nick can’t do it, and instead, helps protect Rachel and her daughter in what becomes a cross-country killing spree to eliminate the people who ordered her hit.

Lots of action scenes with a high body count. An added dab of humor adds to the story for an enjoyable read.

Book 2 – Killer Moves
Nick McCarty comes out of retirement at the urging of his partner, Gus Nason. The wheels fall off the McCarty assassin wagon when after a difficult hit overseas, he looks into a teacher’s problematic family troubles at the urging of his step-daughter, Jean. In no time at all, the bodies are piling up, and the tendrils threatening both Nick’s family, along with his bestselling author status spread at record speed.

A stone-cold killer with family and friends is a dangerous business. When bad people threaten Nick’s Pacific Grove home, it becomes a deadly business. Nick’s up to the mark, with his family and friends holding on tight for yet another McCarty journey into darkness.

Book 3 – Sins and Sanctions
El Muerto began as a joke by writer/assassin Nick McCarty’s partner, Gus. In Nick’s offbeat sense of violent humor, he makes El Muerto into a terrifying legend. Adding his partner Gus into the mix as Payaso his sidekick, Nick enters the realm of serial killers and terrorists with a vengeance.

Nick McCarty’s new boss opens the keys to the kingdom for the coldest blooded killer he’s ever met. Deciding when fighting psychopathic murderers and terrorist cells hell bent on America’s destruction, there is one old football cliché that fits – winning isn’t everything… it’s the only thing. Nick’s book tour turns into a bloody rampage, leaving little doubt he embraces his boss’s new management style. Returning to his Pacific Grove refuge with family and friends, Nick decides to bring his deadly business more into the open… and business is good.

BONUS… short story with Nick McCarty and his daughter Jean on a future mission together.

Book 4 – Bloody Shadows (Released MAY 15, 2015
Writer/Assassin Nick McCarty faces off with traitorous blackmailers, terrorist sympathizers, the Seattle ‘Ripper’, and powerful entities hell bent on either recruiting the most cold blooded killer in the land, or killing him and his family. They find out in terrifying terms when you go after the Terminator, you had better get him with the first strike. Because after you miss, he plays hard ball without mercy, and without hesitation.

Taking quirky to the extreme, Nick cuts off his trouble free vacation time in favor of a rapid fire series of spider webbed events. He leads what CIA Director Paul Gilbrech thinks of as Nick’s team of cartoons, The Unholy Trio, into one deadly action after another. From a criminal consultation with the local police becoming a mugger gang execution to a simple recon of a suspected Isis training center turning into a war zone, Nick repairs problems with deadly proficiency.

Bonus Story – Also another free Nick and Jean future bonus story with romance, violence, political intrigue, and of course much humor.
The Cold Blooded: Nick McCarty Series will be getting a new cover for each book. There’s no change in the interior file

Author: Bernard Lee DeLeo and Aeternum Designs

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
153 reviews

Taking the Fall: A Cozy Mystery (Brenna Battle Book 1) by Laney Monday

Olympian Brenna Battle once had the fire. Now, she’s just burned out—and burned by love. She’s ready to retire from competitive judo and pursue a new dream in a new town, with her biggest supporter, her recently divorced little sister, Blythe. But on their first day in town, Blythe falls for local sleaze-bag reporter, Ellison Baxter, and their small-town welcome is stained by Baxter’s murder. The weapon—Blythe Battle’s hair brush.

In this fast-paced, fun cozy mystery, Brenna, the proud new owner of the building that formerly housed Bonney Bay’s lone recreational opportunity for kids, Little Swans Ballet, is ready to turn tutu-clad powder-puffs into little warriors by opening a judo school for kids in its place. But now she must clear her sister’s name and save her new dream from ending even more disastrously than her Olympic hopes. Brenna must deal with one crazy member of the local police force, who’s determined to see the sisters pay—and another cop, whose deep brown eyes just might drive Brenna crazy—in a way her battered heart just can’t take.

Author: Laney Monday

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
297 reviews

Thores-Cross: A Yorkshire Ghost Story Novel – Haunting the North Yorkshire Moors by Karen Perkins

#1 Bestseller – British Horror, Amazon.comA haunting horror thriller set in Britain’s North Yorkshire Moors about isolation, superstition and persecution. Thores-Cross follows the stories of Emma, a present day writer, and Jennet, an eighteenth century witch.Emma Moorcroft is still grieving after a late miscarriage and moves to her dream house at Thruscross Reservoir with her husband, Dave. Both Emma and Dave hope that moving into their new home signifies a fresh start, but life is not that simple. Emma has nightmares about the reservoir and the drowned village that lies beneath the water, and is further disturbed by the sound of church bells – from a church that no longer exists.Jennet is fifteen and lives in the isolated community of Thores-Cross, where life revolves about the sheep on which they depend. Following the sudden loss of both her parents, she is seduced by the local wool merchant, Richard Ramsgill. She becomes pregnant and is shunned not only by Ramsgill, but by the entire village. Lonely and embittered, Jennet’s problems escalate, leading to tragic consequences which continue to have an effect through the centuries.Emma becomes fixated on Jennet, neglecting herself, her beloved dogs and her husband to the point where her marriage may not survive. As Jennet and Emma’s lives become further entwined, Emma’s obsession deepens and she realises that the curse Jennet inflicted on the Ramsgill family over two hundred years ago is still claiming lives. Emma is the only one who can stop Jennet killing again, but will her efforts be enough?’The writing is near flawless. Your voice is crisp and natural, carrying the reader into lives of the characters and the world you have created seamlessly.’ – Lauren Grey, author of ‘Threads of Time’.’I love your historicals. They feel so real. I can already tell this one is excellent. The back and forth between Emma’s modern life and Jennet’s 18th century life is tantalizing.’ – Laura Emmons, author of ‘Seeing Magic’ and ‘Healing Hands’.’…a wonderful piece of writing.’ – Lin Churchill, author of ‘Pride’.’Overall I can see this attracting readers of both contemporary and historical fiction. It seems that it will gravitate around characters and relationships so perhaps it may have more appeal to women. It was a pleasure to read, Karen and it’s setting up the connection between past and present very well’ – Lesa Clarke, author of ‘The Glass House’.’Wow, I’ve never been into ghost stories before, but this is great!’ – Lesley Taylor, author of ‘Heart-Brother’ and ‘Changeling’.’Startling but extremely accurate use of language . . . Very emotive and skilfully handled . . . I found your writing fluid and accurate but more importantly, completely enthralling.’ – R.M.A., author of ‘The Snow Lily’.’This is terrific.’ – Chris Bostic, author of ‘Game Changer’ and ‘Fugitives From Northwoods”As always, your writing is impressive and so is your knowledge of boats. You have clearly taken the time to research the area, the herbs and other various concepts within your book, and it shows and makes the story that much stronger throughout. I really enjoyed this book, truly, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to read it. Well done.’- Claire C Riley, author of ‘Limerence”I love the way you handle your characters and the way you blend them into the book from the word go but in such a clever way. I can see this has taken you some time to plan out as I can see the way you start a part of the story to know how that particular part is going to end. There is a really nice narrative here coupled with a brilliant flow and pace to it. You have done well and I like this a lot.’ – Sean Connolly, author of. British Army on the Rampage. (B.A.O.R)

Author: Karen Perkins

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
194 reviews