Thursday, 28 July 2016

FREE: Vampire Miami by Phil Tucker




Free for a limited time to promote the completion of the series.
The year is 2027, and the Vampire War is over. As part of the truce, Miami has been walled off and given over to the monsters to rule as they see fit. No-one who enters ever returns, but when her father disappears seventeen-year-old Selah Brown sacrifices everything to follow his trail into the rotten heart of Miami.

As terrified as she is determined, Selah thought she understood the stakes - but when the vampires discover that her blood possesses a unique and dangerous power, she becomes the focus of their depraved desires and realizes that there are fates worse than death.

Desperate and with no where to run, she finds an ally in the handsome and enigmatic young leader of the underground resistance. Yet the twisted secret they uncover within Miami's darkest depths may start the Vampire War anew - and this time, there may be no hope for humanity...



Click for purchase in






FREE: Waves of Love by Lori Ann Mitchell



Can love overcome an age difference of more than 10 years?

A contemporary romance unlike any other!


At thirty-two, Sage Drake has the world by the tail. She owns her own bookstore, in sunny Florida, and loves her work so much she lives in the apartment above the store. Then one day a young surfer strolls in, cadging free coffee and donuts from her little cafe.

His name is Derek Chambers, and he’s no regular surfer: he’s an author of a series of surfing travelogues, eager to do a book-signing or two at Sage’s store. She goes him one better by offering to host a series of writing workshops, with Derek as the star.

In return, Derek offers to teach Sage - who’s never learned - how to surf.

Will the two find love in the waves?



AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED


 (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands)





Wednesday, 27 July 2016

FREE : Mr. Ruins by Michael John Grist



These vampires eat souls.

The Arctic ice is gone, blown apart in desperate resource wars. Global tsunamis have left the world an apocalyptic wasteland. Survivors cluster on lawless floating slums, living in fear of the next big wave.

But ex-Arctic marine Ritry isn't afraid. He lost more in the wars than anyone alive, and it left him numb. Now he works as an illegal graysmith - injecting and erasing memories in living minds - and stumbles through his life in a fog of alcohol, violence and sex.

Until he meets Mr. Ruins.

Ruins is a mass-murderer, a sadist, and a vampire of the soul. In the wreck of an abandoned shark-fighting arena, he offers Ritry a simple choice: join him or die. Ritry only has to choose. 


Click for purchase in

 USA      UK     Australia    Canada     India 






Finding Love In All The Right Places: Romance Bundle by SJ, McCoy, SJ Miller, Lilian Roberts and others


12 fan-favorite romance novels from best-selling and award-winning authors in one bundle!

AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED

 (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands)


99 CENTS : Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn




When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can't read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can't be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf's mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she's dragged deep into a hidden underworld of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.



AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED




Click for purchase in


FREE: Sora's Quest by T. L. Shreffler



Sora Fallcrest never expected to be kidnapped! Plunged from her sheltered life into the company of thieves, mercenaries and assassins, she discovers her Cat’s Eye necklace is a powerful, ancient artifact. Now she must use her necklace to defeat an evil sorcerer. Join Sora on a coming-of-age adventure through a magical world rich in forgotten lore and unknown peril.



 (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands)




INTERVIEW: Mary Smith

Flurries Unlimited (FU) had the wonderful opportunity to chat with talented author Mary Smith (MS) about her work, travels and creative use of wallpaper trimmings in writing. Here is what we discussed:


FU:  It's obvious from your bio what inspires your writing as an adult.  How did the jump from non-fiction to fiction come about?  

MS:  It was partly because I realised not everyone reads non-fiction and I hoped to attract different readers. I was playing a ‘what if?’ game – what if a Scotswoman was married to an Afghan and they lived in Afghanistan? What problems might they face? What, if anything, could they do to resolve them? I wanted to explore those issues in a novel and also use it as a way of letting readers learn more about ordinary, everyday life in Afghanistan. 

FU:  How did you go from working for a UK charity to living and working in Afghanistan and Pakistan?


MS: While I was working for Oxfam I went on holiday to Pakistan. I have to say Pakistan wasn’t a destination on my places to visit list but the opportunity came up when a friend’s wife and sister were going home to Karachi to visit family and invited me along. I fell in love with Karachi the night we arrived – sitting in the compound in the dark because there was a power cut and seeing the sky ablaze with stars and the genuine warmth of the people welcoming a total stranger to their home. While I was there I visited a leprosy project which Oxfam helped to support. I spent three days seeing all aspects of the work from the hospital to the outreach social and income generating projects and I was totally bowled over by all I saw. I was asked to take on the job of setting up their health education department. I loved my job with Oxfam and it wasn’t an easy decision but I knew if I turned it down I’d always regret it and wonder what I would have missed. I signed a contract for three years – though it was ten years before I returned home.

FU:  You've written several books.  Which is your favourite and why?


MS: Tough question! I’m very fond of Drunk Chickens and Burn Macaroni (the memoir) because writing it meant I could remember all the amazing times I had and the wonderful women who became my friends – and I know from readers they enjoy feeling they have really met these women and their families. However, the novel, No More Mulberries is probably my favourite because I think as well as providing an insight to life in Afghanistan it gave me the chance to tell a good story. And, actually, people ask me what Miriam and Iqbal are doing now so they must feel as real as the people in the memoir.

FU:  So what kind of stories did you as a little girl write on wallpaper trimmings?


MS: I think I probably plagiarised Enid Blyton! She was my favourite author for many years. I’m constantly meeting other writers whose love of books stemmed from reading Blyton as children. My stories were about secret gangs meeting in dens. And the mother in them would always supply endless buns and lemonade. And I vaguely remember one about a poor orphan girl who had to make her way in the world.

FU:   They say that every fictional character has some of the author in him/her. Which of your characters is most like you?  In what way?


MS:  I’d love to be more like Miriam. I think there are some elements of me in her – the urge to travel, to work abroad – but she is a far nicer person than I am – much more tolerant. I’m definitely not like Dr Jeannine who epitomises the worst kind of foreigner who thinks they know best in everything and don’t bother to understand anything of the culture. She is based on a person I met and I rather enjoyed writing her character. 

FU:  So what is on the horizon?  What are your new projects? When is your next new release?


MS:  I have several projects on the go at the moment, including a second local history book, Castle Douglas Through Time, which will be published next spring. I’ve also started to turn my blog My Dad is a Goldfish, about caring for my father through his dementia, into a book. I’d hoped to have it released before the end of this year but I think spring 2017 might be more realistic. And then the follow up to let people know what Miriam and Iqbal are doing now.  I started it but am letting it rest for the moment since a new character popped up and seems to be demanding that it’s her story – so maybe it will be.

FU:  Thank you so much for chatting with us.

99 CENTS: No More Mulberries by Mary Smith



Scottish-born midwife, Miriam loves her work at a health clinic in rural Afghanistan and the warmth and humour of her women friends in the village, but she can no longer ignore the cracks appearing in her marriage. Her doctor husband has changed from the loving, easy-going man she married and she fears he regrets taking on a widow with a young son, who seems determined to remain distant from his stepfather.  

When Miriam acts as translator at a medical teaching camp she hopes time apart might help her understand the cause of their problems. Instead, she must focus on helping women desperate for medical care and has little time to think about her failing marriage. When an old friend appears, urging her to visit the village where once she and her first husband had been so happy, Miriam finds herself travelling on a journey into her past, searching for answers to why her marriage is going so horribly wrong.

Her husband, too, must deal with issues from his own past – from being shunned by childhood friends when he contracted leprosy to the loss of his first love.


AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED

 (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands)


99 CENTS: Fleetfoot Interstellar by P. Joseph Cherubino



Just another day at the Fleetfoot Interstellar Freight Company.

Captain Drexler Fleetfoot is on the hook for starting a war and on the run from the Reptilian battle fleet.

Lucky for the Galaxy that he does not play by the rules.




AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED




 (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands)



FREE: Guardians: The Girl by Lola St.Vil






The prophecy says I will fall in love with team leader and Angel, Marcus Cane. The prophecy also says that our love will cause his mission to fail and end the world.

Whatever.

This human is not worried. Why?
Because I do not intend to fall in love with Marcus.

The truth is I hate him. I hate his warm brown eyes with flecks of gold, his chiseled face and broad shoulders.

I hate how over protective he is just because a few thousand demons are after me.

In fact, I couldn't care less about Marcus or his perfect telekinetic girlfriend.
And when I see him holding her, I don’t die a little inside…

 
 (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands)


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

FREE : Arctic Wargame by Ethan Jones





Canadian Intelligence Service Agent Justin Hall--combat-hardened in operations throughout Northern Africa--has been demoted after a botched mission in Libya.

When two foreign icebreakers appear in Canadian Arctic waters, Justin volunteers for the reconnaissance mission, eager to return to the field. His team discovers a foreign weapons cache deep in the Arctic, but they are not aware that a spy has infiltrated the Department of National Defence.

The team begins to unravel a treasonous plan against Canada, but they fall under attack from one of their own. Disarmed and stripped of their survival gear, they are stranded in a remote location. Now the team must survive the deadly Arctic not only to save themselves, but their country.

ARCTIC WARGAME is an action-packed spy thriller in the bestselling tradition of David Baldacci, Brad Thor and Vince Flynn. Readers will enjoy a great tale of courage, fear and betrayal.

The bonus content includes the prologue and the first chapter of TRIPOLI'S TARGET, the second book in this series, which also and reached Amazon's Best Sellers lists in 2015.



Click for purchase in

 USA   UK   Australia Canada  India



99 CENTS: No More Mulberries by Mary Smith



Scottish-born midwife, Miriam loves her work at a health clinic in rural Afghanistan and the warmth and humour of her women friends in the village, but she can no longer ignore the cracks appearing in her marriage. Her doctor husband has changed from the loving, easy-going man she married and she fears he regrets taking on a widow with a young son, who seems determined to remain distant from his stepfather.  

When Miriam acts as translator at a medical teaching camp she hopes time apart might help her understand the cause of their problems. Instead, she must focus on helping women desperate for medical care and has little time to think about her failing marriage. When an old friend appears, urging her to visit the village where once she and her first husband had been so happy, Miriam finds herself travelling on a journey into her past, searching for answers to why her marriage is going so horribly wrong.

Her husband, too, must deal with issues from his own past – from being shunned by childhood friends when he contracted leprosy to the loss of his first love.


AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED

 (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands)



INTERVIEW: Mary Smith

Flurries Unlimited (FU) had the wonderful opportunity to chat with talented author Mary Smith (MS) about her work, travels and creative use of wallpaper trimmings in writing. Here is what we discussed:


FU:  It's obvious from your bio what inspires your writing as an adult.  How did the jump from non-fiction to fiction come about?  

MS:  It was partly because I realised not everyone reads non-fiction and I hoped to attract different readers. I was playing a ‘what if?’ game – what if a Scotswoman was married to an Afghan and they lived in Afghanistan? What problems might they face? What, if anything, could they do to resolve them? I wanted to explore those issues in a novel and also use it as a way of letting readers learn more about ordinary, everyday life in Afghanistan. 

FU:  How did you go from working for a UK charity to living and working in Afghanistan and Pakistan?


MS: While I was working for Oxfam I went on holiday to Pakistan. I have to say Pakistan wasn’t a destination on my places to visit list but the opportunity came up when a friend’s wife and sister were going home to Karachi to visit family and invited me along. I fell in love with Karachi the night we arrived – sitting in the compound in the dark because there was a power cut and seeing the sky ablaze with stars and the genuine warmth of the people welcoming a total stranger to their home. While I was there I visited a leprosy project which Oxfam helped to support. I spent three days seeing all aspects of the work from the hospital to the outreach social and income generating projects and I was totally bowled over by all I saw. I was asked to take on the job of setting up their health education department. I loved my job with Oxfam and it wasn’t an easy decision but I knew if I turned it down I’d always regret it and wonder what I would have missed. I signed a contract for three years – though it was ten years before I returned home.

FU:  You've written several books.  Which is your favourite and why?


MS: Tough question! I’m very fond of Drunk Chickens and Burn Macaroni (the memoir) because writing it meant I could remember all the amazing times I had and the wonderful women who became my friends – and I know from readers they enjoy feeling they have really met these women and their families. However, the novel, No More Mulberries is probably my favourite because I think as well as providing an insight to life in Afghanistan it gave me the chance to tell a good story. And, actually, people ask me what Miriam and Iqbal are doing now so they must feel as real as the people in the memoir.

FU:  So what kind of stories did you as a little girl write on wallpaper trimmings?


MS: I think I probably plagiarised Enid Blyton! She was my favourite author for many years. I’m constantly meeting other writers whose love of books stemmed from reading Blyton as children. My stories were about secret gangs meeting in dens. And the mother in them would always supply endless buns and lemonade. And I vaguely remember one about a poor orphan girl who had to make her way in the world.

FU:   They say that every fictional character has some of the author in him/her. Which of your characters is most like you?  In what way?


MS:  I’d love to be more like Miriam. I think there are some elements of me in her – the urge to travel, to work abroad – but she is a far nicer person than I am – much more tolerant. I’m definitely not like Dr Jeannine who epitomises the worst kind of foreigner who thinks they know best in everything and don’t bother to understand anything of the culture. She is based on a person I met and I rather enjoyed writing her character. 

FU:  So what is on the horizon?  What are your new projects? When is your next new release?


MS:  I have several projects on the go at the moment, including a second local history book, Castle Douglas Through Time, which will be published next spring. I’ve also started to turn my blog My Dad is a Goldfish, about caring for my father through his dementia, into a book. I’d hoped to have it released before the end of this year but I think spring 2017 might be more realistic. And then the follow up to let people know what Miriam and Iqbal are doing now.  I started it but am letting it rest for the moment since a new character popped up and seems to be demanding that it’s her story – so maybe it will be.

FU:  Thank you so much for chatting with us.

FREE: Quick Easy Paleo Diet Breakfast Cookbook by Gray Hayes


A tasty tribute to healthy morning foods. It features smoothies, breakfast bars, muffins, eggs, as well as pancakes & waffles. The variety of recipes assures that there's something for everyone and guarantees a paleo approved and gluten free start to the day!

AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED

 (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands)

99 CENTS: Fleetfoot Interstellar by P. Joseph Cherubino



Just another day at the Fleetfoot Interstellar Freight Company.

Captain Drexler Fleetfoot is on the hook for starting a war and on the run from the Reptilian battle fleet.

Lucky for the Galaxy that he does not play by the rules.



AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED


 (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands)


99 CENTS: The Gun Trial by Dale E. Manolakas



☆NEW RELEASE BY TOP SELLING LEGAL THRILLER AUTHOR☆

 Guns fire and lives shatter. Media wars and violence drive a legally pivotal, riveting trial against gun sellers. A Dartmouth student’s death triggers the treacherous and deadly legal fight for justice. Only the small Los Angeles firm of Kraus & White will litigate the difficult, cutting-edge case against the gun establishment, corporate oligarchs, and hostile media. Amidst internal strife at Krause & White, the lead trial lawyer Sophia Christopoulos and her colleagues battle parochialism and danger in Bakersfield, litigate against well-financed and corrupt opposing counsel, and overcome treachery violence and death. Fighting for her life and her firm’s survival, Sophia takes the case to its climactic trial in hostile Kern County, California. Scandal and treachery are compounded by demonstrations, deaths, and the ratings-hungry media. Racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic tensions fuel the already volatile mix. The dramatic conclusion only serves to emphasize the ubiquity and difficulty of gun violence and guns themselves in America.

 BUY NOW!  [The first in the series LETHAL LAWYERS also on Amazon.]


AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED

 (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands)





INTERVIEW: Dale Manolakas

Flurries Unlimited (FU) was lucky enough to chat with Dale Manolakas (DM), author of several fabulous legal thrillers about her work, Ray Bradbury and acting, amongst other things.  This is what we discussed:
FU:  You have an impressive education as well as extensive legal experience. It's obvious why you write legal thrillers, but what led you away from the legal profession to writing fiction?

DM: I still do legal work (once a lawyer always a lawyer), but I write fiction and especially legal thrillers because I can expose the inner workings, injustices, and inequities in the justice system. My novels are based on actual legal cases, scenarios, and lives. I create plots and characters to engage my readership. I do extensive research and through many multi-faceted colorful characters, I enjoy immersing my readers in worlds they would otherwise never know. And I always choose to write about issues that are or have been significant to me.

FU: According to your bio, Ray Bradbury's friendship was a major influence over your writing.  Can you explain a little how this friendship came about and how he mentored you?

DM: I met Ray Bradbury through a dear friend who like Ray has now sadly passed. I am a SAG-AFTRA member and also belong to Actors Equity for stage actors. I performed in many of Ray’s plays over the years. He came to rehearsals and to see the performances. At intermission, he talked about his life, the inspiration for his works, and his great love of the theatre. He said he did not choose to pursue acting because of the politics involved in that career choice. Instead, he wrote. I spent many hours at his home in Cheviot Hills just talking about everyday things like pets, gardens, and raccoons. Of course, we also discussed the theatre. And we reviewed our writing projects together with enthusiasm. He mentored me with humor and skill. His book Zen in the Art of Writing is a bible to me.

FU:  You've written so four books so far.  Which is your favourite and why?

DM: My favorite is my latest legal thriller The Gun Trial in which a Yale student’s death triggers a treacherous and deadly legal fight for justice. Somehow it seems the last book I have written is always my favorite.

However, the choice is hard because all my books are so different and I love each one for its uniqueness. Lethal Lawyers depicts big firm legal practice warts and all. It should be required reading for law students with that career goal who think passing the bar is their last hurdle because it is actually the first and the easiest. Hollywood Plays for Keeps uniquely explores the small theatre acting world in Hollywood which took the place of the studio system training ground of earlier years for actors aspiring to film careers. I think all aspiring actors should read it too. Death Sets Sail looks at the world of transatlantic cruises. It skewers corporate cruise lines and pokes fun at mystery writers trying to solve actual crimes as bodies accumulate during an awards voyage.
.
FU:  Even though characters drive the story, they say that every character has some of the author in him/her.  Which of your characters is most like you?  In what way?

DM: In order to write any character I have to become that person. Thus, every character I write is me during the creative process. I observe, judge, decide, and create the emotions of everyone in my books. Of necessity there is a piece of me in each of my characters, and I would hate to offend any of them by naming one as my favorite.

FU: So what is on the horizon?  What are your new projects? When is your next new release?
DM: My new release The Gun Trial is on Amazon preorder now and will be out on April 20, 2016. After that I have a draft of The Divorce Lawyer ready to finalize and edit. Hopefully, it will launch in 2016 too. It is based on an actual case and is for mature audiences. It proves that someone who embodies pure evil can put on a suit, practice law, be a pillar of the community, and hide his crimes for years. After that, I have already planned my next project, a legal thriller centering on the United States Supreme Court.

FU:  Sounds intriguing!  Thank you so much for chatting with us.



Finding Love In All The Right Places: Romance Bundle by SJ, McCoy, SJ Miller, Lilian Roberts and others


12 fan-favorite romance novels from best-selling and award-winning authors in one bundle!

AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED

 (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands)


FREE : I Bring the Fire by C. Gockel






In the middle of America, on Route 44, Amy Lewis has a plan — to get to her grandma’s house in time for dinner. Galaxies away Loki is waking up in a prison cell, strangely without a hangover, and with no idea what he’s done wrong — this time anyway. But he does know Thor is hiding something, Odin is up to something wicked, and there seems to be something he’s forgotten...

In this urban fantasy tale that is equal parts “Another Fine Myth,” “American Gods,” and “Once Upon a Time,” a very nice midwestern girl and a jaded, mischievous Loki must join forces to outwit gods, elves, magic sniffing cats, and nosy neighbors. If Loki can remember exactly what he’s forgotten and Amy can convince him not to be too distracted by Earthly gadgets, her boobs, or three day benders, they just might pull it off...

This first installment of "I Bring the Fire" is for anyone who suspects chaos and mischief makers might have their own redeeming qualities, and anyone who just wants a good fantasy romp through modern Earth, ancient Asgard, and beyond!

THE I BRING THE FIRE SERIES:
I Bring the Fire Part I (Free eBook!)
Monsters: I Bring the Fire Part II
Chaos: I Bring the Fire Part III
In the Balance: I Bring the Fire 3.5
Fates: I Bring the Fire Part IV
The Slip: a Short Story
Warriors: I Bring the Fire Part V



Click for purchase in

 USA     UK   Australia   Canada  India