Saturday, February 8, 2014

New Book Releases 2014



Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning

The wait is over! Book Two of this highly-rated fantasy series is now available.

Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning is the continuation of L. R. W. Lee’s well-received debut novel Blast of the Dragon’s Fury and the next offering in this seven-book Andy Smithsonallegorical, fantasy, adventure series for middle graders.

Eleven-year-old Andy Smithson returns to Oomaldee to retrieve the second ingredient needed to break a 500-year-old curse. But Imogenia’s spirit, bent on thwarting Andy to preserve the curse, is now in league with the evil, scheming Abbadon. Things go from bad to worse when a creature Abaddon conjures from the darkest magic steals the Stone of Athanasia, the source of Hercalon V’s immortality, causing the king and his wizard Mermin to fall gravely ill. Andy must now not only locate the second ingredient, but also retrieve the stone. Will he make it in time to save the King? Read more on Amazon. Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure.

The Gundown Trail

Pre-release pricing for a limited time! Regularly $7.99.

The trail Ben Hite rode should have been called THE GUNDOWN TRAIL, because that’s what it turned out to be. Two gundowners named Jeff Mitton and Steve Kibben had followed pretty much the same trail not long before. But where they turned back, Ben Hite rode on into wilder, more dangerous country, with a gang of murderous outlaws on his trail and more everywhere he went. Not to mention a band of renegade Apaches who thought Hite had killed the bloodthirsty chief’s young son and kidnapped the beautiful Mexican spitfire the young warrior had taken captive and planned to marry, whether she wanted to be his squaw or not. Read more on Amazon. Historical. Action adventure.

Deep Focus

A scheming woman.

A man she can’t fathom.

A mystery that endangers her career.

Book 2 in The Dumont Chronicles.

Lindsey Dumont, photographer, travels to the rugged coast of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to finish her photo essay on a rare breed of Makah dogs. But disaster looms for her project, and she decides to fight back. Now she must confront the man who deceived her and unravel a threatening mystery. She wonders: “Is this how God answers my prayers?” Read more on Amazon. Christian. Romance. Mystery.

Dangerous Illusions

This literary crime novel will appeal to readers of classic crime fiction by Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Patricia Highsmith, as well as contemporary bestselling crime fiction by Stieg Larsson, Dan Brown, and Gillian Flynn.

In a beguiling tale of deception and murder, desire and theft, seduction and betrayal—where nothing is what it appears to be—a man is murdered and an iconic musical instrument is stolen during a gathering at Eliot Sexton’s Park Avenue apartment. The stolen item—an object of desire worshipped by millions—is the key to solving the crime, or so the detective brought in to investigate believes. The murder, however, is not nearly as straightforward as it seems—nor is the theft.

Though the island of Manhattan presents no shortage of suspects—many of them capable of killing to satisfy their appetites—Eliot, a young economic historian and writer, soon becomes the prime suspect. As he draws closer to the truth behind the theft and murder, he also becomes the killer’s next target. Read more on Amazon. Crime Fiction.

The Septic Circle

As the only sceptic in Cravenly’s new and not-very-psychic circle, how many haunted toasters, possessed worry dolls, and sabotaged book signings can one man cope with? Jay Taylor’s patience may already be stretched to breaking point, but the odious presence of ego-ridden psychic star, Fenwick Arcana could just push him over the edge.

Having taken the nervous wreck who started this whole mess, Freddy, under his wing, and with gossip-monger Lysander and irrepressible believer Marnie to cope with, the circle’s most reluctant member is about to have his sanity severely tested.

Gathered together, their diaries chronicle the circle’s first year, as they fight through a minefield of paranormal detritus, smug wizardry, toxic baking, revenge plots, and the filming of disastrously amateur paranormal TV show, Spirit Squad. But through all that, perhaps the biggest battle any of them will face is one another. And the loneliness. Read more on Amazon. Humor. Paranormal.

The Silvanus Supremacy

Like a young Jack Reacher, Ryan Knight is no ordinary boy. Physically self-sufficient, skilled in Krav Maga and Parkour – a teenage human weapon with anger management issues.

Evil doesn’t need horns and a forked tail. It can wear a bespoke tailored suit, an expensive haircut and a smile. In a recent Business World magazine survey, the Silvanus Corporation ranked in the top five most important global companies. Ryan believes they silenced his Mum after she uncovered evidence to expose their deadly Project Supremacy. Now he has that evidence. They won’t stop until they eliminate him too. Deep in the Borneo rainforest, he has to escape from an assassin; facing the perils of wild animals, unforgiving terrain, and violent loggers. From the boardroom to the Borneo rainforest, Ryan wants to survive long enough to get justice.

For readers who enjoyed Anthony Horowitz’s – Alex Rider, Charlie Higson’s – Young Bond, and Robert Muchamore’s – Cherub series. Read more on Amazon. Young Adult.

The Star Catcher

Magick and destiny intertwine as he fights to save his kingdom and the goddess he loves.

Her kiss. . . the feel of her skin. . . the beat of her heart. . . For seventeen-year-old Kellen St. James, each memory is marred by a single sentence on a lone strip of paper.

Cali has been taken. . .  Armed with an amulet that channels the ultimate power of Faerie, Kellen searches for his love. However, control of the amulet’s energy comes with a price, and Kellen soon learns that Cali’s captor has plans for the stone. With the threat of the Star Catcher’s evil looming above Kellen and his kingdom, he’ll have to free the Heart of Faerie and break the curse the binds the Children of Danu to the darkness. But before that, he has to find his real father, the king. No pressure, right? Will Kellen embrace his immortal destiny? Or will his world, and the man he is fated to become, be destroyed by The Star Catcher? Read more on Amazon.. YA paranormal romance.

Housework Harmony

Building a loving partnership through domestic cooperation.

Looking after your home and your children can place constant demands on your energy and free time, which is why housework is so often the flashpoint that brings out relationship challenges. Housework Harmony turns this problem into an opportunity by showing you how to replace tension and resentment with supportiveness and a growing sense of closeness. This book uncovers the many behavior patterns, commonly held assumptions, societal pressures, and other hidden landmines that influence how couples choose to share their domestic workload. Read more on Amazon.

Housework Harmony is on sale for $1.99 (down from $6.99) from 2/5-2/18/2014.

The Devils’ Cradle

On Australia’s island state, more than one species of Tasmanian Devil exists. . .

Beneath the surface of Nina Holt’s perfect marriage lurks a life of terror inflicted upon her by her politically powerful husband Michael and his brother Greg, a sadistic detective. For over a decade they have managed to keep Nina imprisoned, using her to satisfy their every whim.

Worse still, the only light in her life—her 9-year-old son, Sam—considers Michael a hero. When Sam imitates Michael’s violence by lashing out at her, Nina knows it’s time for both of them to escape before Sam truly turns into the monster Michael is grooming him to become.

After crashing her car in her haste to escape, kind motorist Case Herder offers her help. Unaware that he has his own plans for her, Nina accepts, igniting a deadly game of cat and mouse as they flee across Tasmania with Sam. Cornered, she has no choice but to face evil head-on. Read more on Amazon. Thriller. Suspense.

The Supreme Moment

The moment a bunch of men with guns kicked in the doors of her house, eighteen-year-old Avery Morgan knew her estranged father’s gambling addiction had finally caught up to her family in the worst way. On the brink of doing something unspeakable to save her little sister from being taken, she is interrupted by the sudden arrival of Darrien Stathos, a business mogul whose true persona is rumored to be the lord of the criminal underworld known as Kairos. Darrien announces that he is also there to collect on a contract with Avery’s father—for Avery.

As she struggles with the reality of being the property of an alleged crime lord and the constant harassment of two FBI agents, several disturbing observations about Darrien’s eyes and the frightening, inexplicable ways he stops a couple of would-be assassins make Avery rethink her initial dismissal of some of the more outlandish gossip that questioned his humanity.

Add to that learning a disturbing and dangerous truth about herself, and Avery is ready to break, especially when the truth of Darrien’s identity is something that will shatter the very foundation of her understanding of reality. Read more on Amazon. YA urban fantasy.

Too Quiet In Brooklyn

A Kidnapped Child, A Strangled Woman & A Final Deadly Surprise. . .

When Fina Fitzgibbons stumbles upon a strangled woman in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, she discovers that the dead woman’s four-year-old grandson, Charlie, is also missing. She begins a wild hunt for the killer and his helpless captive.

During the chase, she resists falling in love with her boyfriend, Denny, an NYPD patrol officer, steps on the toes of Detective First Grade Jane Templeton, and uncoverssecrets about her own past. But in the end, the killer has a deadly surprise for Fina. Read more on Amazon. Mystery.

“Author Susan Russo Anderson weaves a sinister plot through the lives of the innocent and not so innocent in this debut mystery series featuring private investigator Fina Fitzgibbons.”


Spring of 2003. After spending eleven months at the Vandenberg Psychiatric Hospital of Massachusetts, Josh Ingram, once a decorated FBI profiler is released back into society.

Present day. While out learning to noodle for catfish in the Louisiana bayou, Ingram gets notice the FBI is looking for him. O’Henry, a serial killer who once plagued New York City, has resurfaced.

Recently promoted (against the wishes of her new boss) to head an FBI Special Crimes Unit in lower east side Manhattan, Rachael Tanner, driven, focused and willful, is given the O’Henry file.

Ingram has no way of knowing his journey will put his closest of friends in harm’s way, forcing him to confront his innermost fear. All while O’Henry has set the wheels in motion to satisfy his all-consuming fixation . . . Read more on Amazon. Thriller.