Saturday, August 31, 2013

Forever Fredless by Suzy Turner

Forever Fredless by Suzy Turner -  cover reveal

Kate Robinson has spent the past two decades yearning to find her soul mate, the boy she found and then lost during a family holiday. Shortly after her twenty-eighth birthday, however, she inherits a fortune from an old family friend and becomes something of an overnight celebrity. Can her new-found fame lead her to him after all this time?
Forever Fredless will be available from online bookstores from October 2013

For more details about Suzy and her books, visit: 

If you have enjoyed this post, please share it on facebook and twitter and help support an indie author.

Friday, August 30, 2013

City of Bones - The Mortal Instruments, what did you think?

Have you read the books, seen the movie? What did you think - was it as good as you expected it to be?

Katrina Whittaker Yes - the actors were great- the special affects - length a bonus - things were changed but very close to the books. Humour - a little romance - lots of action ... 4.99 stars

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.


Harald Zwart


Jessica Postigo Paquette


Cassandra Clare


Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne, Martin Moszkowicz


Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao with CCH Pounder, with Jared Harris and Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Sunday, August 25, 2013

A new collection of Short Stories by David Bishop - Top 100 Amazon mystery writer.             

Love & Other Four-Letter Words: a Maybe Murder

A Collection of 7 Short Stories

Love & Other Four-letter Words: a Maybe murder is a fun and fascinating story that will leave you wondering just who killed who, or if the death was an accident—or then again, a perfect murder dressed up to appear as an accident. It’s a fun story.

A Day in the Life of a Novelist is a look at the austere and lonely life of an author made colorful with a wee bit of hyperbole.

Randolph Allen Barrington III is the hypothetical jerk who lives next door and how a normal, well, somewhat normal, neighbor deals with Randolph Allen Barrington III. This is mostly a story of humor told on the periphery of a murder.

Macee’s Place is an unusual story in that it is one of a place as much as of a person. Macee is a modern woman, jazz lover and saxophonist, who owns and operates a local upscale tavern—a home away from home for its regulars. The same tavern as had been owned and operated by her mother and grandmother, as arranged by her grandmamma who married the building owner many years before in return for, shall we say, an unusual business arrangement.

Little Girl Lost is the story of a small girl, kidnapped but not held for ransom. She is not physically or sexually assaulted or abused, simply held against her will, alone, with a challenge put before her to survive. 


The Bijou, The Movie House of Our Youth: A memory-evoking story about a troubled young lady who takes a drive into the neighborhood where she was raised, and ends up outside the movie house of her youth, now boarded up and in disrepair. She wanders inside, takes her favorite seat and experiences the recollections of days and events gone by. I crafted this one to allow the reader to recall their experiences in their own hometown movie house. All this is nicely tied together by the troubles this lady is experiencing in her own life and her own selection of men. 

The Taking of #38: This is the story of a man who never believed that any woman could wrap him around her finger and walk him wherever she wanted him to go. Then he meets Mary and his life gets turned upside down.

I trust you will enjoy reading these stories as much as I enjoyed writing them for you. Please drop me an email after your read and share your thoughts.
So, you say, WHAT’S NEXT?

    In early 2014 I will be releasing Matt Kile Mystery #4. The working title is "Find My Little Sister a Matt Kile Mystery". This Kile story will be different than the first three Matt Kile Mysteries in that it will take place in the late 1930s, set in greater Los Angeles, California.

     Ah, you ask? But how will you Matt Kile back eighty years in time? All I can tell you is this is not a science fiction, fantasy, or paranormal story. I know. I know. I asked myself the same things until I figured out how to do it. I realize it’s cruel to say wait until early 2014, but please do. It is an interesting historical novel chock full of the crime of that era, romance, and the inner working of Los Angeles, a city known as Sin City before Las Vegas got the title.

     Beyond that Kile story, I have plans for another Maddie Richards Mystery, and a fifth Matt Kile Mystery. I continue to look for an excellent story to again feature Linda Darby, from my novel, The Woman. I’m working on some rough ideas for I know you all want to read more of Linda, so do I.

THANK YOU. Those of you who get this newsletter are, along with a few friends and relatives, people who have bought my books and asked to receive these newsletters in order to be kept current on my coming releases and work in progress.
Final Thoughts

Thank you for your continuing interest in my fiction writing. I appreciate you. Stay in touch.   ~ David

Please feel free to re-blog anything you find on this blog and share with your friends :)

If you have enjoyed this post, please share it on facebook and twitter and help support an indie author.
Feel free to share this post on your own blog :)

Cover by Paradox book cover design and formatting - HERE

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Cobra and Scarab: A Novel of Ancient Egypt, By Glenn Starkey.

"Hidden for centuries by the shifting sands of the desert, scrolls are unearthed by an archeologist who believes his dream of discovering riches has finally come true. But his hopes of returning to England in glory are shattered when a Bedouin reveals that the ancient text does not hold monetary value, but instead shares the unknown truths of the beautiful Egyptian queen Hatshepsut, the treacheries of nobility, and the two men destined from birth to clash with her.

The ambitious Hatshepsut is willing to become Pharaoh at any cost, even when the price must be paid with her body and with murder. Tetimas, rightful heir to the throne, is forced from childhood to watch his kingship stolen from him by Hatshepsut and her sadistic lover, Ashwan. Yet, despite his fears, Tetimas’s fate and Egypt’s power are destined to become one. Haunted by tragedy, Sakkara seeks solace in war, but is willing to risk everything to save his half-brother, the true king.

In this gripping, classic historical tale, the hatred between two strong-willed leaders is about to boil to the surface. As a nation waits for the victor in a momentous struggle for the throne, a hidden history is at last revealed."

About the Author

Glenn Starkey was born and raised in Texas. He's a former Marine, Vietnam veteran, law enforcement officer, retired from a global oil corporation as a security manager. He's worked as a consultant, lecturer, and interim Security Director of a major Gulf Coast port. He writes action-adventure thrillers and historical fiction, and has authored several novels. 

You can contact Glenn through his website

Glenn's books on Amazon - HERE

If you have enjoyed this post, please share it on facebook and twitter and help support an indie author.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Writing Tips From Authors - And how they became published authors

New publication coming soon - Indie authors welcome to participate.

Packed with  loads of tips from successful Indie authors.
Dear reader, regardless to whether you are a budding writer, or a successfully published author, I hope you enjoy reading the stories, interviews and shared advice from some very talented people. I hope you find the information in this book not only interesting but also insightful. Perhaps you will take something interesting from this book that will assist you on your own writing journey. For those published authors that would like to share their story with others, you can contact me on anytime.
On behalf of all the authors involved, thank you, enjoy the book.

For further information regarding this publication, Writing Tips From Authors, you can contact me at 
Goodreads -

This book is dedicated to all those souls that spend hours, days, months, even years, with the sole purpose of entertaining others with the written word.

Thank you for dropping by.. If you have enjoyed reading this post, please share it with your friends - especially if you think they would like to be involved.

Twitter -

If you have enjoyed this post, please share it on facebook and twitter and help support an indie authors.
Feel free to share this post on your own blog :)

Cover by Paradox book cover design and formatting - HERE

FREE RIGHT NOW - only hours left... Witchwood Estate books 1 & 2

Going Home shouldn't be so difficult. After twelve years away, Seventeen year old Alexandria Santorini is going home to Ferntree Falls to claim her inheritance - Witchwood Estate - The home she grew up in and where her parents were murdered. 

But there is something very evil lurking in the woods around Ferntree Falls that is quite content in making Alexandria's life more complicated than she ever imagined.

Whimsical, "TV" length episodes in an ongoing series. Witches, spells, ghosts, sprites, shape-shifters, wolves and more... For all those young at heart... An equal measure of both Magic and Evil.

Grab your broomstick and come along for the ride!

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on 4.6 out of 5 stars  

5.0 out of 5 stars Magical 
By M Medler - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition

I have a confession to make. I have put off writing this review for what feels like eternity, and I still don't think I'm ready. You see, my problem is that I don't trust myself to do these books justice.

When you find an author with a style so perfect, so entrancing, that you know full well you'd read their shopping list if that's what they decided to publish, what could you say to make a difference? I'm supposed to be good with words, but they fail me now. So I guess I'll just have to stick to being as objective and clinical as I can. Here's what I thought of the first two books in the Witchwood Estate series.

First impression: I would read this series 'till the world came to an end. I secretly hope Patti Roberts never ever stops writing. Her imagination is unequalled.

Voice: smooth storytelling, trance-inducing, the kind that seeps into your brain and surreptitiously replaces reality with a fantastic life you couldn't help but want to be a part of.

Plot: Oh, how many possibilities! From a simple intro and clear focus, the action picks up and threads of intrigue, mystery and hidden threats begin to weave into the main fabric. As more characters are introduced, their purpose and intent are implied, understood, twisted and finally revealed to be something no one could have foreseen. There are enough twists in there for at least another ten books! And I want to read them all.

Characters: perfectly formed, from the smallest secondary role to the protagonist. Alexandria is the kind of best friend all of us need. Andrew is so sweet, and his character has so much yet-untapped potential. Then, there is black magic, and shape-shifters, and ghosts.

Descriptions: original and just right for forming the right picture. I felt as if I knew my way around, right there, in the story.

Extras: Flick through the pages, and you'll find spells Alexandria has inherited from her mother. There are illustrations accompanying the spells, with lists of ingredients, method, verses and chants to make the spells work. Patti Roberts' artistic abilities are well-known, but still, this is a very inspired little detail that adds depth and value to the story.

Emotion: The author's ability to share a character's emotion is incredible. Living as an outcast, or at least someone different, comes across very well at the beginning of this series, and is presented with a kindness not many people are capable of. My eyes teared up because I could imagine or identify with many of the sentiments the characters were dealing with, even in this limited portion of the story.

The overall effect is of being at one with the book. Flawless in every way, the writing is exceptional. I fell head-first into the magic and I can't wait to see where the story is heading next. A beautiful, modern tale about a witch and what it takes to make your own way in life. This is a six-star book, at the very least.

5.0 out of 5 stars SPELLBINDING!!!! 
By Darlene Suber - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I have received this book as a gift, from the author Patti Roberts. In exchange for my honest review of her book.
I read this book a couple of weeks ago and have been trying to think how to give the book and Patti justice.
You see, the book is truly a work of genius!!!
The main character is a young girl by the name of Alexandria, by she goes by Alex. And after many years of being of being away from her home ; she is finally going home. She is going to claim her birth right. Witchwood Estate. a long her journey other she meets a young man by the name of Andrew(who is a ghost).
Now the estate has always belonged to her and is the home of all her family 's spirits.
The plot is pure captivating and imitative!!! The way that the author works the magic spells into the story is so awesome. The scenes and the characters come alive right before your eyes.

This book is totally Genius!!! And it is a MUST read for ya and even adults. I give this book a total of 20stars even though I can only put 5 stars . Patti Roberts you are awesome and Genius and your imagination is truly amazing.

5.0 out of 5 stars A story for all ages 
By Jennie Schroder - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this story. It is beautifully written. It takes you into the life of a 17 year old girl on a journey to reconnect with her heritage her legacy. It is a must read for the goddess within.

Thank you for dropping by my blog. If you have enjoyed reading it, please share it with your friends - especially if they would like a free copy of my book. But hurry. It's only available free for 2 days! SO ONLY HOURS LEFT TO GO GRAB A COPY....

If you have enjoyed this post, please share it on facebook and twitter and help support an indie authors.
Feel free to share this post on your own blog :)

Cover by Paradox book cover design and formatting - HERE

Saturday, August 3, 2013

WitchWood Estate Cursed Book 3 Review by Katie Shelby

Good Morning Everyone, It's been a while since I have post on here. Hope everyone is doing great. I am busy with a job. I finally read Witchwood Estate Cursed by the awesome Patti Roberts, I can't believe it took me this long to read it. I am Team River. If you haven't read this series you need to its awesome, okay now for my review.
5 Out of 5 Stars
My Review: 

Wow, Once I started this book i could not put it down, i had to know what happen next. We get to learn more about Kat and River. We get to see how close Alexandria, River and Kat and Andrew on how really close they are. There is a new guy in town name Bran wondering what his deal is, i guess we will find out soon. I couldn't wait to read this book, i can't believe it took me this long to finally finish it.Patti has always left us wanting to read more and I can't wait to read book 4. Every time i kept reading it got more interesting, and I could not put it down. If you haven't read this awesome series you need to!! Patti is an Awesome writer and author and person who i am so thankful and bless to be friends with she means everything to me. Check out her awesome books you will love them, and won't be able to put them down because you will want to read more. Check out This awesome book.

Author Links: ,

Book 1:

Book 2:

Book 1 & 2:

Book 3:

About the Author

PATTI ROBERTS was born in Brisbane Australia but soon moved to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Her son Luke was born in 1980. She currently lives in Cairns, Queensland where she is writing the Paradox Series of books. Paradox - The Angels Are Here, is the first book in the Paradox Series and was first published as an eBook in 2010 and Amazon in 2011. Print versions are also available in the Paradox Series. Since then, Patti has written further books in the Paradox Series. Book 2 Paradox - Progeny Of Innocence and Book 3 Paradox - Bound By Blood. The 4th book in the Paradox Series, Paradox - Equilibrium, is due out mid 2013. And the beginning of a new series - Witchwood Estate. A story about a young girl discovering that she comes from the bloodline of very powerful witches.
It is Patti's wish to one day own and operate a writers retreat in FNQ - Australia.

If you have enjoyed reading this post, please share with your friends on Facebook and twitter.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...