Monthly Archives: August 2012

Allegiance

Allegiance by Derek Blass is $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 23 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Who do YOU pledge allegiance to?

After exposing one of the most notorious rings of police corruption in history, lawyer Cruz Marquez planned on starting a new life south of the border. That plan unraveled when an extremist group of Minutemen captured and tortured him and his wife.
Will Cruz pledge allegiance to do right, or will he do anything to serve up revenge?

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Something Different

I am sending this post, which originally went out on my Free Kindle Books and Tips blog, to each of my blogs:

Well, this post is a little different, so please bear with me for a few moments…

I frequently mention my family in my weekly “rambling” posts as they usually keep me grounded in reality. With school just starting this week in the Houston area, we now have an 8th grade daughter and a 5th grade son: they keep my wife and me on our toes!

Both of the kids have shown an entrepreneurial spirit since they were younger, always looking for ways to start their own business, make extra money, you name it. They have both said for the past few years they were going to write a book and put it up for sale on the Amazon Kindle storefront – I always replied “sure, what’s your topic or subject?”

That usually started a conversation over the years of random things such as the relatively unknown (yet obviously in high demand) guide to crazy blue frogs, a book of limericks or riddles, a kid’s book review club, a pirate adventure book, or even a guide to playing Pokemon; I still don’t understand Pokemon after all of these years, and I doubt many parents ever will. As with many great ideas for both kids and adults, the idea was always there but the execution never seemed to happen.

On preparation of the new school year, my daughter told us a couple of weeks ago her class is planning a school trip to Washington, D.C. during spring break (in March of next year), and she wanted to know if she could go – my answer, typical of many parents, was “absolutely, how are you going to pay for it?”

Little brother chimed in with “I want to go, too!”

I replied back to both of them with “Sure, you both can go, but you need to find a way to pay for it because the money tree growing in the back yard is suffering from the drought. Why don’t you two write a Kindle book like you’ve been talking about for years to pay for it?”

So, they did – start to finish.

I will tell you they spent days compiling and editing the book, collaborating, making corrections, you name it. Most important to me they learned a heck of a lot, did quite a bit of research, discussed what they wanted to do and compromised with each other (after a little arguing and some refereeing by Mom and Dad), worked on creating a book cover, and did what a lot of adults can’t do and figured out how to convert a text document to the Kindle format.

What’s the title or subject, you may ask (if you didn’t ask I was going to tell you anyway)? They have created a neat little book called Quote of the Day 2013, which provides a daily inspirational or humorous quote, and what they believe is something to inspire you each day or make you chuckle in your walk of life. Each quote was hand-selected by them, and features quotes from the famous and not-so-famous everyday people to begin your day.

Of course, I’d love for each of you to buy a copy not only for yourself but gift several copies of the Kindle book to your friends and family! After Amazon takes their cut and the government demands their fair share, each copy sold will contribute $1.36 to their Washington D.C. trip.

 

 

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In addition to my daughter and son thanking you if you purchase the book, my wife and I will be thanking you more as we try to let them enjoy a spring break they will remember for the rest of their lives. If you do purchase a copy, you have my appreciation – if this Kindle book venture of theirs is a success or otherwise, I’ll keep you updated on their status!

Thanks for listening, and your regularly-scheduled programing will resume soon!

Michael

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Drinking Closer to Home

Drinking Closer to Home by Jessica Anya Blau is $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 31 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Fiction
 

 
 

 
 

 
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The bohemian Southern California Stein family faces a crisis when its matriarch, Louise, suffers a massive heart attack. The three adult children, Anna, Portia, and Emery, return home to hold vigil and commiserate over their unusual upbringing, recalling Louise’s fondness for frequenting the nude beach; her pot habit, which inspired their father to devote his avid gardening skills to cultivating a deluxe homegrown version in their backyard; and Louise’s abdication of her parental role when she gave Emery’s care over to Portia, then age eight. All three have suffered from being raised in a chaotic environment. Anna is chronically unfaithful to her husband, eyeing every male stranger as a potential bedmate. Portia struggles to recover her self-esteem in the wake of her husband’s desertion. Emery, happily in love with his soul mate, Alejandro, has become obsessed with domesticity. Blau uses every trick in a writer’s arsenal to make readers care about this flawed, very human family. From painful humor to poignant scene-setting, she takes no prisoners in her candid look at an unconventional clan.

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Murder Beyond Words

Murder Beyond Words by Julie Christensen is $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 27 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery and Thriller
 

 
 

 
 

 
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

During a heat wave in New York City, a literary agent is murdered in her Brooklyn apartment. Across the hall in 3B, aspiring writer Ruby Neptune finds herself sucked into the murder investigation of a neighbor she barely knew and didn’t really like. The agent seems to have known her killer, as there was no forced entry. Ruby slowly discovers that many of her neighbor’s friends had strong reasons to want her dead. Determined to find the killer, Ruby puts her own life on hold, which upsets her closest friends, one of whom suspect that her new boyfriend is capable of the murder. As the list of suspects narrows, it hits uncomfortably close to home and Ruby finds herself lying to friends and even putting aside her writing career to solve the case. But will Ruby be able to identify the killer before she becomes the next victim?

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Plain Jane

Plain Jane by Carolyn McCray is $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 140 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery and Thrillers / Suspense
 

 
 

 
 

 
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Plain Jane: Brunettes Beware
A Patterson-style thriller with a dash of Hannibal…

A city paralyzed by a serial killer stalking the night, taking a most gruesome trophy.
The only standing in the murderer’s way is an FBI profiler…recently released from a mental institution.

Plain Jane combines the swift action of Patterson with the macabre of Harris.

Just remember to keep the lights on when reading this one!

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It’s Murder, My Son

It’s Murder, My Son by Lauren Carr is $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 31 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery
 

 
 

 
 

 
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What started out as the worst day of Mac Faraday’s life would end up being a new beginning. After a messy divorce hearing, the last person that Mac wanted to see was another lawyer. Yet, this lawyer wore the expression of a child bursting to tell his secret, which would reveal Mac as heir to undreamed of fortunes, and lead him to the birthplace of America’s Queen of Mystery and an investigation that will unfold like one of her famous mystery novels.

Soon after she moves to her new lakefront home in Spencer, Maryland, multi-millionaire Katrina Singleton learns that life in an exclusive community is not all good. For some unknown reason, a strange man calling himself “Pay Back” begins stalking her. When Katrina is found strangled all evidence points to her terrorist, who is nowhere to be found.

Three months later the file on her murder is still open with only vague speculations from the local police department when Mac Faraday, sole heir to his unknown birth mother’s home and fortune, moves into the estate next door. Little does he know as he drives up to Spencer Manor that he is driving into a closed gate community that is hiding more suspicious deaths than his DC workload as a homicide detective. With the help of his late mother’s journal, this retired cop puts all his detective skills to work to pick up where the local investigators have left off to follow the clues to Katrina’s killer.

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The Last Eagle

The Last Eagle by Michael Wenberg is $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews.

Category: Military Fiction / History
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Forced into a neutral Estonian port for repairs during the chaos of the opening days of World War II, the Polish submarine, the “Eagle” and her crew are betrayed by their captain and captured by Nazi sympathizers. The crew, however, isn’t content to sit out the war. With help from unexpected sources—a naval attaché with the British Embassy and a courageous American reporter and her photographer sidekick—they overcome their captors, regain control of the “Eagle,” and escape. The German’s are convinced the “Eagle’s” crew has no stomach for a fight and will seek refuge in Sweden. But the Poles have something else in mind—join up with the British Fleet and continue fighting against their homeland’s Nazi conquerors. They face stiff odds. The “Eagle” has little food and water, few torpedoes, and no sea charts. And before she can rendezvous with the British somewhere in the North Sea, she must traverse the Baltic, which has become little more than a Nazi-controlled lake.

This story is inspired by the exploits of the Polish submarine, “Orzel,” during the early weeks of World War II.

Winston Churchill called her escape from the Nazis “an epic.”

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