Friday, March 24, 2017

New Release: Amy Lynn, Into the Fire (Volume 4) by Jack July

Newest Amy Lynn!

Amy Lynn fans, rejoice! She's back, at least in paperback, in her fourth book - Amy Lynn, Into the Fire.

Here's the blurb:
Amy Lynn Braxton has just returned home from a mission, covered with burns, unable to control her inner monster, and with no memory of what happened. For the sake of her unborn daughter, she must uncover—and own—the truth. The last thing Amy remembers is working with a Romanian Intelligence operative to locate a young American couple who, in their quest to adopt a child, ran afoul of the Romanian mafia and disappeared. Under the care of brilliant, specialized CIA psychiatrist Dr. John Earle, Amy fights to regain her memory, come to terms with her unique psychosis, and learn to deal with the brutal truth about her alter ego, Fenian. At stake is Amy’s very ability to live her life and love her family. Meanwhile, in Amy’s hometown of Black Oak, Alabama, a corrupt congressman and a labor union set their sights on Amy’s brother Joseph’s trucking company. One grave mistake leaves a beloved member of the Braxton clan at death’s door—and awakens a long dormant killer, Hatchet Jack Brown, who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on the guilty. With Into the Fire, author Jack July once again delivers action, suspense, and a look at life in a part of America that is too often ignored.

This is only available in paperback at the moment. The Kindle version should be out in around a week.
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Editions: Wearing the Cat Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 by H.D. Woodard

Wearing the Cat Vol. 1

New Life for the The Cat Series

H.D. Woodard's Wearing the Cat series, which was previously available as a four-part Kindle-only series, is now available as both Paperback and Kindle.

I think the author wanted to release it as a single volume, but it exceeded the length limit so it had to be split into two volumes.

So now we have Wearing the Cat Vol. 1 and Wearing the Cat Vol. 2.

The Wearing the Cat series is about "the exuberant and blackly comic misadventures of Lt. Nick McGill, dentist in the United States Navy Dental Corps."

Wearing the Cat Vol. 2
Kirkus Reviews gives both volumes positive reviews, saying Wearing the Cat Vol. 1 is "An in-depth look at an officer's bawdy tour of duty." and Wearing the Cat Vol. 2 is "A raunchy but memorable military tale."

Now I have a favor to ask! This is me asking, not the author. The previous editions of Wearing the Cat are no longer on Amazon, which means that these books start out again with zero user reviews. If you've read any of the previous books, would you please drop a quick review on the appropriate volume. I'm assuming parts 1 and 2 (Flaming Hoops & Fox's Den) correspond to Vol. 1, and 3 and 4 (Golden Time & Black Room) correspond to Vol. 2.

It would be a great help to both the author and curious would-be readers. Thanks!

These books are free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. If you want to see if subscribing is right for you, can get a Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Reminder: Vote for the 2017 CLFA Book of the Year!

2017 CLFA Book of The Year Survey

Don't forget to vote for the CLFA Book of the Year!

The voting period is through March 31st.

Here is the CLFA post with the survey.

Ten Finalists

The finalists represent a cross-section of genres including Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, YA, Satire, Historical, and Western. Here they are with links to their Amazon listings.

Discovery by Karina Fabian (currently reading)

Murphy's Law of Vampires by Declan Finn

Set to Kill by Declan Finn

Chasing Freedom by Marina Fontaine (my review)

Brings the Lightning by Peter Grant

The Wrath of a Righteous Man by Roy M. Griffis

Domino by Kia Heavey (my review)

Souldancer by Brian Niemeier

Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge by John Ringo with Larry Correia

Iron Chamber of Memory by John C. Wright

The voting is through Survey Monkey right here. And good luck to all the finalists!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Release: The Horror Writer by Jerry Jay Carroll

From The Very Funny Jerry Jay Carroll

Jerry Jay Carroll, former Pulitzer-nominated journalist with a great sense of humor, has a new book, The Horror Writer. I really want to read it based on the premise.

Here's the blurb:
Horror writer Thom Hearn runs a fiction factory that pumps out bestsellers like Jimmy Dean does sausages. He’s got fame and fortune, but where’s the respect? He’s a sensitive guy and it hurts nobody admits they read the books or see the movies except dumb teenagers.. Then he gets invited to a conference for big shots. His ego is soothed until he’s told somebody made a big mistake. And then characters from his books begin showing up. The homicidal maniac wants to kill him…slowly.

Also check out his other booksother books, including Top Dog, which we featured as a new release last year.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Vernal Equinox #WritesOfMarch Monday

This could be useful

Writes Of Spring

I know I've slacked off on posting about #WritesOfMarch, but my I have been meeting my goal of writing daily. I think I missed one day when I was too sleepy, tired, and busy all at once.

I think writing daily is invigorating my brain, or at least my imagination. But translating imagination to words is still a chore as I'm not a natural writer. I suppose I am an unnatural writer.

So, how is your #WritesOfMarch going?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

FREE from Henry Vogel: Scout Trilogy and I'm in Charge!

Word Around the Writer Blogs

Today only, two great steals FREE from Henry Vogel. First is the complete Scout Trilogy: Three Planetary Romances. This includes Scout's Honor, Scout's Oath, and Scout's Duty. You will never get a better deal on good ole space adventure fun than this!

From the blurb:
Here, for the first time in one volume, are the adventures of David Rice, Terran Scout First Class, who crash-landed on the lost world of Aashla, rescued and befriended Princess Callan, heir to the throne of Mordan, and found himself thrown from the space age to the steam age in the blink of an eye. Marooned without hope of rescue on a world of primitive airships, treacherous air pirates, royal court intrigues, and bloodthirsty monsters, David struggles to learn the ways of his adopted home-world, at the same time as he struggles with his growing feelings for Princess Callan and his iron determination to change just one thing: Aashla will not remain lost!

Also FREE today is the wonderful, silhouette-illustrated, read-aloud children's book I'm in Charge! & Other Stories. I reviewed it when it first came out and it would make a great gift for any parent to read to their kids at bedtime.

In case you missed the free deal today, these books are free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. If you want to see if subscribing is right for you, can get a Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

New Release: Jay Slater's Nathaniel Cannon and the Lost City of Pitu plus FREE We Sail Off to War


Lost City Adventure

New from Horde writer Jay Slater is the adventure novella Nathaniel Cannon and the Lost City of Pitu.

Here's the blurb:
The year is 1929. In the aftermath of the Great War, the world rebuilds, and the mighty zeppelin is its instrument. Carrying trade between every nation, airship merchantmen attract an old menace for a new age: the sky pirate. One man stands out above the rest. Ace pilot, intrepid explorer, and gentleman buccaneer Nathaniel Cannon and his gang, the Long Nines, prowl the skies in hot pursuit of wealth and adventure.

Cannon receives word from a sometime friend in Paris about a job in the Dutch East Indies. The contact tells a tale of a mysterious lost city, bursting with treasure, not seen by human eyes for a thousand years. Will his tip pay off? Or will it lead the Long Nines straight to a fight for their lives, lost in the unfriendly depths of the Indonesian jungle?

Nathaniel Cannon and the Lost City of Pitu is available on both Amazon and Smashwords.



To celebrate this new release, Jay is giving away for FREE a limited number of copies of his Mil-SF novel We Sail Off To War with code PH37S on Smashwords.
War has broken out in the Confederacy of Allied Worlds, and it falls to the brave men and women of the Naval Arm to defend their country against the Exile fleet. Over the gas giant Argo, they are losing. With few resources and little time to spare, they must find—and bring to battle—an Exile armored cruiser which has terrorized the spacelanes for too long.

We Sail Off To War is also available at its regular price on Amazon.