Indie Vengeance Day @ Half Price Books!
~ October 12, 2013 ~
Ben Ditmars (Marion, Ohio) – “Night Poems” (poetry)
Dionne Lister (Sydney, Australia) – “The Circle of Talia” Series (fantasy)
Susie Clevenger (Houston, Texas) – “Dirt Road Dreams” (poetry)
Melissa Craig (Cairns, Australia) – “Simply Breathtaking” Series (erotica)
Michael Rogers (San Antonio, Texas) – “Chivalry is Undead” (zombies)
Julie Frayn (Alberta, Canada) – “Suicide City, A Love Story” (contemporary)
Tracy James Jones (Waxahachie, Texas) – “Secrets & Lies” (romantic drama)
Ciara Ballintyne (Sydney, Australia) – “Confronting the Demon” (fantasy)
Amber Jerome-Norrgard (Dallas, Tx) – “Six-hundred-Twenty-Nine Miles To Sanity” (poetry)
Charity Parkerson: (Murfreesboro, Tennessee) – “The Undefeated” Series (sports & romance)
Scott Morgan: (Dallas, Texas) – “Character Development from the Inside Out” (non-fiction – educational)
James Peercy (Denison, Texas) – “Without a Conscious” (mystery/thriller)
Justin Bog (Anacortes, Washington) – “Sandcastle and Other Stories” (collection)
M.E. Franco (Stockton, California) – “The Dion Series” (paranormal)
Lynn Hallbrooks (Collinsville, Texas) – “Call Sign: Wrecking Crew” Series (military)
Sreya Bremtin (Dallas, Texas) – “From a Season of Sleep” – (poetry)
Melissa Zaroski (Chicago, Illinois) – “Family Secrets: Davenport Manor” Series (paranormal fantasy)
M. E. Franco lives in Stockton, California with her husband and children. She works as a Behavior Analyst Consultant during the day and writes in her fantasy world at night. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, playing outside, music, and chocolate.
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(The Dion Series Book 1)
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
As a San Francisco homicide detective, Mari Lucas was used to calling in favors to get her sister, Kerry, out of trouble, but this was the last straw. Instead of her usual minor brush with the law, Kerry landed herself in a locked psychiatric ward rambling about vampires who were out to get her. Working in San Francisco, Mari had seen a lot of crazy things, but vampires? Maybe Kerry had finally lost her mind.
But when her sister goes missing from the secure psychiatric facility, Mari is forced to investigate her disappearance along with a disturbing increase in missing persons cases among the homeless population. Forced to work the case with an outside detective, Mari will stop at nothing to find her sister. But what she finds will change her life forever.
Where Will You Run? (The Dion Series Book 1) Link: http://amzn.com/B005HZ0RN8
Where Will You Hide? (The Dion Series Book 2) Link: http://amzn.com/B008N5OE6K
The Rustler’s Daughter
Melissa Craig – Cairns, Australia – I awake every morning to have my nespresso. It helps me function for the rest of the day. I need to function so I can write EROTICA. Writing about men’s hard bodies is a hard job. But someone has to do it. mmmm… My heart is always pumping at double speed. Blood rushes to every nerve in my body. I am parched constantly, making me swallow hard and lick my lips. I feel little trickles of sweat in places I didn’t know possible. See writing EROTICA is like doing a cardio work out. OK! Now I am breathless. I need to get back to writing more stories for you.
P.S. I love the beach and watching kite-surfing. Enjoy my stories any way you can. And I mean it…ANYWAY!
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(Simply Breathtaking Series)
Genre: Erotic Series
Hmmm…Honey it’s hot, horny, hard, humungous, hankering and Hands – On. Do I really need to say anymore? Ample Attraction is book two of the Simply Breathtaking Series. Set on an island in The Great Barrier Reef, Australia. It revolves around Jenna and the stupendous men in her life. Jenna had eyes only for Andy in Plentiful Package, but it’s a new day. She wants more than one – Ample. She is seething, lusting and caught wanting the man that can bring her to the point of no return. HOT Graphic Sexual Details.
Ample Attraction (Simply Breathtaking Series)
Plentiful Package – (Simply Breathtaking Series)
Ben Ditmars is a bestselling author of gnomes, plays, poetry and more. He was first published in his college publications the Cornfield Review and KAPOW. Since then he has been featured in several online literary journals including: Flurries of Words, Samizdat Literary Journal, and Shine Journal. You can find his collections of poetry, plays, novel, and short stories for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.
As a founding member, he helped start the Quillective Project with Amber Norrgard, Scott Morgan and Rob Zimmermann. Their goal is to raise money for different causes with an annual anthology. This year they sponsored a no-kill animal shelter called Dog and Kitty City in the Dallas, Texas area.
Ben lives in Marion, Ohio and is currently working toward his Master’s Degree in education at the University of Findlay while substitute teaching. He hopes to instruct high school social studies full-time within the next year.
He loves historical documentaries and all things gnome.
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Night Poems takes on the seasons at every hour of the dark. There’s a subtle energy, bordering malaise and mystery that comes to life. Don’t miss the peculiar observations or the striking truths as the clock winds down.
Night Poems Link: http://amzn.com/B006YK03PW
Ten Minutes in Heaven Link: http://amzn.com/B005EDNAVY
Charity Parkerson – Murfreesboro, Tennessee – is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.
- 2013 Readers’ Favorite Award winner
- ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
- Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
- Named one of the top 10 best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Reads Reviews
- Best Paranormal Romance of 2012- Paranormal Reads Reviews
- Quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald as an authority on Independent Publishing.
- Website: charityparkerson.com
- Facebook: facebook.com/authorCharityParkerson
- Twitter: twitter.com/CharityParkerso
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(Sports & Romance)
Bryant: Smith Brothers fight club has trained some of the world’s leading MMA fighters, but when the club’s reputation is threatened owner Bryant Smith turns to sexy private detective Parker Wilson to uncover the truth.
Ace: Ace Sparks has spent his life trying to make a name for himself in the
world of MMA, but when he comes to the aid of a friend he learns the most important fights are fought outside the ring.
Walt: When Walt returns home from war a changed man he must convince the woman he loves that he’s worth a second chance.
Paul: For the past four years Paul has been haunted by the death of his wife, but when he has his own brush with death he’ll discover his life is indeed worth fighting for.
Undefeated (Undefeated Series books 1-4) Link: http://amzn.com/B007QE7J2A
Scott Morgan – Dallas, Texas – is a multi-award-winning journalist, bestselling author, editor, creative professional speaker, writing developer, and writing consultant. He is also the president of WriteHook, an editing and writing development company for fiction and creative nonfiction writers.
The written word is my everything. I wrote my first mystery short stories at age 7, because I wanted to write like Agatha Christie. An undisclosed number of years later, I’m still writing and still in love with it. I have the immense good fortune to be able to make my living as a writing professional, as the president of two companies: WriteHook and 4West Communications.
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No matter what genre you write, your readers all want the same thing – they want to be part of the show. Here’s the secret: If you want to engage readers, you need great characters, and writing great characters starts with writing great people. Character Development from the Inside Out tells you how to do just that!
Character Development from the Inside Out: Link: http://amzn.com/B005SSSGBY
How To Be a Whiny Beeyotch- 71 Writing Excuses Meet the Back of My Hand: Link: http://amzn.com/B00BBY3JTI
Amber Jerome`Norrgard – Dallas, Texas – was first published in her hometown’s paper at the age of seventeen. Since then, she’s used writing as a free form of therapy to celebrate the best parts of her life, and to work through the rough experiences. She is author of the bestselling collections of poetry. She is co-creator and co-host of “TweepNation with Amber and Dionne,” a weekly podcast loosely related to Twitter and Independent Authors, co-host and co-creator of “The Lyrical Versification Podcast,” a weekly podcast about poetry in all its forms, one of the four founding members of 4~WHIPS, a yearly erotica flash-fiction competition and one of the founding members of The Quillective Project, a literary collective designed to annually benefit one nonprofit or not-for-profit organization through the power (and sale) of the written word. Amber is the president of 629 Publications, and currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with her family.
“TweepNation with Amber and Dionne” Podcast:
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Amber Jerome~Norrgard’s first three poetry collections of 2013 are included in this collection: Longing for 3 a.m., Slipping Into Evening, and Midnight Musings.
Dionne Lister – Sydney, Australia – Hi, I’m Dionne. I would tell you how much I love writing, but you’ve probably gathered that. I’ve almost finished my Associate Degree of Creative Writing and I work as an editor and author. I write epic fantasy and suspense/thrillers. I enjoy placing the reader in a world they can touch, taste and see.
If you’ve enjoyed my young adult fantasy/adventure novel Shadows of the Realm, the sequel, A Time of Darkness, and my intense book of short stories–Dark Spaces, you might like to visit my website www.dionnelisterwriter.wordpress.com to read some of my flash fiction or suspenseful short stories. Must go; chocolate is whispering my name…
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(The Circle of Talia – Book 1)
Bronwyn and Blayke are two strangers being drawn into the same war. Their world is facing invasion from the Third Realm. While they move unknowingly toward each other, they are watched, hunted, and sabotaged. When the Dragon God interferes, it seems their world, Talia, will succumb to the threat. Can they learn enough of the tricks of the Realms before it’s too late, or will everything they love be destroyed?
The young Realmists’ journey pushes them away from all they’ve known, to walk in the shadows toward Vellonia, city of the dragons, where an even darker shadow awaits.
Shadows of the Realm – Book 1 (The Circle of Talia – Book 1)
A Time of Darkness – (The Circle of Talia – Book 2)
Justin Bog – Anacortes, Washington – is a book reader, movie fanatic, and music audiophile. Justin pursued an English Degree at the University of Michigan, followed by Film and Music Appreciation classes, and finally graduating from Bowling Green State University with an MFA in Fiction Writing. After teaching creative writing, Justin began apprenticing in a number of bookstores and editing fiction. Currently residing in the San Juan Islands just north of Seattle, Justin has the opportunity to focus on his own novels and short stories, while contributing commentary and reviews of Pop Culture. Justin continues to engage his lifelong passion for writing in combination with his curious mindset as the Senior Contributor and Editor at In Classic Style. Sandcastle and Other Stories was his first book, followed by the literary suspense eNovella, The Conversationalist. Look for Justin Bog’s first novel, Wake Me Up, a psychological family drama, to be published by Green Darner Press in January 2014.
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Short Story Collection
Ten literary, psychological, and suspense tales collected in Sandcastle and Other Stories are nothing short of an adventure through a roiling sea of emotion. An old man twisted by fate and a lost love . . . a young girl playing on the ocean shore becomes entangled in nets of a mercurial god . . . a divorced man mired in troubles, coerced into taking a singles cruise . . . a Hollywood actor in a television drama, always typecast as the bad boy . . . a child kept awake by night terrors, and a woman who hides her secretive personality from everyone on the beach one sunny day. Genuine voices of the characters, mixed with a clear-eyed tonal directness, make this a series with mesmerizing psychological interaction. Stories span a broad depth of human understanding and build a bridge between deepest chasms of pain and high portals of joy. Read Sandcastle and Other Stories and stand witness to unspeakable hate sitting with cozy wile, right beside unconditional love — a provocative and compelling mirror on the human condition.
Sandcastle and Other Stories: – http://justinbog.com/buy-books/
The Conversationalist (an eNovella) http://amzn.com/B00D3WHE38
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Twitter: @JustinBog https://twitter.com/JustinBog