Monday, February 2, 2015

HBS Author’s Spotlight – Class of January 2015

This month we have a group of interesting writers with worlds of knowledge and expertise. The author interviews are a MUST read.

Be sure to check out what they have coming next for their readers. I try to pick authors who are interesting studies and ask them unique questions for our Q/A section.

Check out the Showcase feature of the HBS Author's Spotlight. I have included those authors in this class. Also, we have added the Author Bundles we have posted this month.

Thanks to the following outstanding authors for a great month. Here is a summary of our January 2015 crew.

Brett Battles

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Author's Blog: Books & News
Website: Brett Battles
Twitter: @BrettBattles
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: THE BURIED will be out in mid to late March.

Social media has been a great way to get word out about new release, but even better, has proven an excellent avenue for connecting with fans and new readers.

Reader list: I have a list people can sign up on on my website. That way they’ll receive a newsletter from me every time I have a new release.

Next personal appearance: Left Coast Crime in Portland in mid-March.

Covers: I work closely with graphic artist…I will give feedback once we start seeing some designs, with an eye to make sure my overall brand is carried through from book to book.

Audiobooks have been huge for me. I’ve gain a lot of readers through them, and always get many people asking for audio release dates.

Author bundle: the main reason to participant is to expose my work to readers who might not otherwise have found me. By bundling with authors who write in similar genres, we are creating something that’s perfect for our target readers.

Newsletter: I use it to inform people who are already fans of book release. To that end, I absolutely see a correlation between when a newsletter goes out and sales.

Author's Book List
Dream Sky
Eden Rising
Pale Horse
Exit 9
Every Precious Thing
Little Girl Gone
The Discarded
The Enraged
The Collected
The Destroyed
The Silenced
Shadow of Betrayal
The Deceived
The Cleaner
Becoming Quinn

For the rest of the story...View Brett Battles - HBS Author's Spotlight

Jenna Bennett

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

Author's Blog: Jenna Bennett
Website: Jenna Bennett - Jennie Bentley
Twitter: @Bennett_Jenna
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: The first book in a new mystery series, Ditching David – about a jilted wife who becomes a private eye to nail other cheating spouses, but not before solving her almost-ex-husband’s murder – was released this week.

Social media: I don’t interact much on Twitter. It seems to be a younger crowd. Some of my readers are there, but I find more of them on Facebook. So Twitter is more for talking to other writers, I find. But the secret to building any kind of following – be it on Twitter or Facebook or simply a following of readers who buy and read your books – is to be prolific, and to be accessible.

Reader list: There’s a signup link in the back of all my books. There’s a signup link on my Facebook page. There’s a signup link right here:

Personal appearances: I have a contact and events page on my website that gets updated when I go somewhere and do something.

Covers: I do a lot of my covers myself. It’s fun, and makes for a nice break from the writing. It’s creative, but a very different discipline. The Sex on the Beach covers are done by a cover artist, since we had to make sure all the books in the series, from three different authors, looked branded

Short Stories: I write long naturally. I have to really focus to write anything short. But as I’ve been experimenting with it, I’ve realized that it’s possible to tell a complete and satisfying story in a smaller package, too. It just has to be a simpler story.

Author bundles: Mirth, Murder & Mystery bundle has been great fun. I didn’t put it together, though. L.J. Charles did, and invited me to become a part of it. The purpose was to use the bundle as a sort of loss leader, and to – hopefully – boost sales of our other books. We all put in the first books in our series, and I do know of people who have gone on from the bundle to read the other books in the Cutthroat Business series, so it does work.

Free books: I made the first book in my series free on all the digital platforms in August of 2012, and gave away more than 100,000 copies that month. It really made a big difference for my Amazon sales.

Author's Book List
Past Due
Kickout Clause
Change of Heart
A Done Deal
Close to Home
Contract Pending
Hot Property
A Cutthroat Business
Home For the Homicide
Wall-to-Wall Dead
Flipped Out
Mortar and Murder
Plaster and Poison
Spackled and Spooked
Fatal Fixer-Upper

For the rest of the story...View Jenna Bennett - HBS Author's Spotlight

John L. Betcher

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Religion & Spirituality, Fiction

Author's Blog: Self-Publishing Central
Website: Meet Author, John L. Betcher
Twitter: @JohnBetcher
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: Book 6 in the James Becker Suspense/Thriller series...Readers can be certain the Beck, Beth, Bull and Gunner will once again drag Red Wing to the epicenter of some pretty compelling world events.

Social media has been a vital component of both my development as an author and the successful promotion and sale of my books...provided expansive networking opportunities among colleagues striving toward the same publishing goals.

Personal appearances: I try to make myself useful for news stories in my local newspapers and television news programs.

The best place to keep up with my books and appearances is my Facebook Page.
The page is open to the public.

Covers: Most recently I have started doing my own cover design. I'm not very sophisticated with computer design tools, but with a little help from pictures from

I believe Author Bundles offer fantastic values for readers and great exposure for authors. In the case of our first bundle, 9 KILLER THRILLERS, our goal was simply to get visibility for our books. If we could garner enough sales to cover our costs in compiling and marketing the promotion, we thought we would be more than happy.

eBooks and POD printing have opened the door for tons of aspiring writers who had little opportunity to have their voices heard before the digital age.

In the early days of KDP Select, Amazon…gave your free books visibility on bestseller lists that led to many sales. Those algorithms have changed, and in my opinion, free books are no longer a viable way to get noticed via bestseller lists. Giveaways still give your book a chance to be read.

Author's Book List
The Critical Element
The Exiled Element
The Covert Element
The Missing Element
The 19th Element
A Higher Court
Self-Publishing Central

For the rest of the story...View John L. Betcher - HBS Author's Spotlight

A. B. Curtiss


Author's Blog: MobyJane
Website: A. B. Curtiss
Facebook: Check Out Facebook








Author's Book List
Hanner and the Bullies
Depression is a Choice
Brainswitch out of Depression
Dragons Guard the Zoo
Hallelujah A Cat Comes Back
A Train You Never Saw
In the Company of Bears
Children of the Gods
Legend of the Giant Panda
The Little Chapel that Stood

For the rest of the story...View A. B. Curtiss - HBS Author's Spotlight

Douglas Dorow

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Author's Blog: Douglas Dorow - Thriller Readers Blog
Website: Douglas Dorow - Read for the Thrill of it
Twitter: @DougDorow
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: SuperCell is a spin-off novella from my FBI thriller, The Ninth District. It features the secondary hero character from TND, Special Agent Ross Fruen, joining the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team.

Social media: Twitter has been a great place for me to form relationships with other independent authors as well as readers. I have reading and writing friends from around the world now.

Reader list: I do maintain a reader list, in fact a couple. I started an email/newsletter (too late) and try to offer unique content to those fans/readers. This includes giveaways of books by other authors that have a meaning to me, sharing more personal information and a status on my writing projects.

Novellas: I'm committed to writing at least a series of 3 novellas in the FBI HRT Critical Incident series. If it finds a following, I'll keep it up. The novella series to me is more like a television series, each alone is entertaining, while the compilation tells the bigger story and character development. I believe some readers are looking for the shorter book, one that can be read in one sitting, maybe on their smartphone.

Author bundles: It is meant to be a sampler that was free or inexpensive that gave the reader a taste of a number of different authors in the same genre, not complete books, but sample chapters that readers could read and decide if they wanted to buy one of the books they liked.

Giveaways: A few years ago, I was exclusive with Amazon... It was part of the game to improve the visibility of my book on Amazon and it worked great for a year or so. The game continues to change.

The Ninth District in Spanish: something I did early on as an experiment. Finding a good translator, someone who can retell your story in a different language, is difficult. And finding a good translator is expensive.

I sell a few ebooks and paper books in Spanish, but if it was simply a business decision, I probably wouldn’t do it today. At least not yet. I don’t think the Spanish reading audience is large enough on the ebook platform

Reviews: On launch, I ask my fans for reviews as well as some bloggers in the genre. After that, I ask for reviews at the end of the book and let them come in as they come in. A small percentage of readers take the time to write reviews.

Author's Book List
The Ninth District

For the rest of the story...View Douglas Dorow - HBS Author's Spotlight

Donna Galanti

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Children's, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author's Blog: Donna Galanti - The Element Trilogy
Website: The Element Trilogy - Paranormal murder and mystery with a dash of steam
Twitter: @DonnaGalanti
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: JOSHUA AND THE LIGHTNING ROAD. Book 1 in my fantasy adventure series for kids comes out May, 2015 (book 2 expected December 2015). Set in an imaginary dark world that steals human children for work slaves, the book is magical and adventure-packed, filled with lots of friendships, battles, and bad guys.

Social media: It’s taken almost four years to gain the following I have on Twitter. I believe building any social media takes time and networking. As I’m connected to so many now (over 9,000) I work best in Lists that I create where I catalogue folks. This makes it handy to foster relationships in little pockets such as children authors, thriller authors, book bloggers, etc.

Short story: This collection, THE DARK INSIDE, was created during a writer’s retreat. It was hard for me to leave my characters behind, and this was a way to create new stories of them between books 1 and 2 in my Element Trilogy. It definitely gives folks a sample of my work and also provides readers extra insight into the characters. I’d love to offer a copy for free to anyone here who wants to read it. Just email me your e-book format preference.

Deadly Dozen: I was so thrilled that my publisher, Imajin Books, invited me to be a part of this collection with book 1 in my bestselling paranormal suspense trilogy, A HUMAN ELEMENT! There definitely has been cross over in sales to book 2, A HIDDEN ELEMENT, from this. As a collective, we have especially benefited from cross promotion of this book bundle.

Free books: Unless you have several books out, I don’t recommend giving books away for free.

Giving away the first book in a series of many can be fruitful, I’ve heard. It helps draw in new readers to your work. My publisher sets the reduced pricing of my books and I can opt-in to so many promotions a year. We work well in setting the pricing along with timely advertising that does boost sales, exposure, and ultimately leads to more reviews.

Book tours: Virtual book tours are fun and, if the hosts are well-targeted with a large following, can give quite a boost in sales and new followers. It’s a great way to share posts on topics in your books, engage with readers, and gain new readers and followers on social media.

Section on your website called Authors: I love sharing what I learn with other writers of all levels. I once was a new writer just emerging from my writing cave to learn my craft and meet my peers, and I often think many writers don’t realize how much they learn as they grow – and how much others can learn from them.

Reviews: Book bloggers are a great way to get reviews for your books. For every new release I send out so many copies a few months in advance of publication to dozens of vetted book bloggers. I wrote a post here about how to get best-fit book reviewers.

Author's Book List
A Hidden Element
A Human Element
The Dark Inside
Letters From Boot Camp: A Memoir of Navy Basic Training

For the rest of the story...View Donna Galanti - HBS Author's Spotlight

Alex Lukeman

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Health, Fantasy,sword And Sorcery

Author's Blog: Alex Lukeman - Heroes Don't Always Fight in the Light
Website: Alex Lukeman
Twitter: @Alexlukeman
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

NEW: Black Rose was just released. It stands alone but continues the story of the Project's struggle with AEON, a centuries old conspiracy of powerful men bent on dominating the world.

Social media: I don't work at it much as it can be a terrible time consumer with unknown results. I do acknowledge new follows and I like to announce things or share progress on Facebook.

Reader list: I have an opt-in mailing list. Each book has a link for readers to sign up for my newsletter. For me, that's the best way. Sometimes people email me and request inclusion. I limit mailings to announcements of new releases…

Covers and reader Involvement: I have a great cover designer, Neil Jackson. He's a joy to work with. When he sends me a concept, I generally post it on Facebook and ask for feedback. I tell Neil the basic plot and suggest key images.

Book trailers: I like these a lot. They're fun, but I don't think they've made any difference. It's hard to know, though.

Audio books: I don't know, but I don't think it's had any impact on sales. It's possible the audio books have brought in new readers. The problem with them is that there is no real venue out there for Indies to promote them.

Free Books: Free promos have worked extremely well for me. I've given away somewhere around 200,000 books over the past few years. Sales always spike after a freebie. The key is to get listed on one of the major sites…

Newsletter: The purpose of the newsletter is to announce new releases and any significant developments. I think it helps launch a new release.

Author's Book List
Black Rose
The Eye of Shiva
The Ajax Protocol
The Nostradamus File
The Tesla Secret
Black Harvest
The Seventh Pillar
The Lance
White Jade
What Your Dreams Can Teach You

For the rest of the story...View Alex Lukeman - HBS Author's Spotlight

Pepper Winters

Author Genre: Romance

Website: Pepper Winters - International bestselling author
Twitter: @PepperWinters
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: My next release is Second Debt (Indebted #3) along with a new Contemp Romance called Forbidden Flaws.

Social media: I think social media is incredibly important. I spend hours a day online, interacting with amazing readers, authors I've grown close with, and generally keeping visible in this digital age.

Reader list: I have a newsletter that I send out whenever I have a new release.

Personal appearances: I have a lot of signings booked in 2015, which is going to be tricky with the amount of deadlines I have. The next signing I'll be at will be Little Rock on 11th July 2015, followed by Love n Vegas,, New York and Montreal.

Covers: I have a very hands on approach. As I'm writing the book I'll know more and more what is needed on the front. By the time I approach an artist, I have a pretty good idea of the character and 'shade' of the book.

Captured Boxed Set: 9 Alpha Bad-Boys Who Will Capture Your Heart: I think author bundles did a great job for sharing readerships and alerting new books to different fans. Sales were consistent, regardless that my book was available with other content.

Free books: I donate a lot of free books, both signed and ebooks. I've had nothing but good experiences and won't stop.

Book trailer: I have many trailers (some that I've made myself, bought, and had some incredible readers make for me.) I think it's not a sale's tool, more like an extra level of exposure.

Reviews: I'm very lucky that my readers are very vocal about liking (or disliking) my work. I do blog tours on new releases and have one title on Netgalley but that's it.

Author's Book List
First Debt
Twisted Together
Quintessentially Q
Tears of Tess
Debt Inheritance

For the rest of the story...View Pepper Winters - HBS Author's Spotlight

HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

Kristen Ashley
Featured Book: Wild and Free

Author Genre: Romance, Humor

Author's Blog: Kristen Ashley
Website: Kristen Ashley
Twitter: @KristenAshley68
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing's changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

Author's Book List
Wild and Free
The Will
Sommersgate House
Broken Dove
The Golden Dynasty
Wildest Dreams
Fairytale Come Alive
Fire Inside
Own the Wind
The Gamble
Lady Luck
Sweet Dreams
Wild Man
Law Man
Motorcycle Man
Mystery Man
With Everything I Am
Until the Sun Falls from the Sky
The Promise
At Peace
For You
Rock Chick Revolution
Rock Chick Regret
Rock Chick Reckoning
Rock Chick Revenge
Rock Chick Renegade
Rock Chick Rescue
Rock Chick Redemption
Rock Chick

For the rest of the story...View Kristen Ashley - HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

Cara Brookins
Featured Book: Little Boy Blu

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Children's Books, Humor

Author's Blog: Cara Brookins
Website: Cara Brookins - Author & Motivational Speaker
Twitter: @cmbrookins
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
I'm the girl with a book in her hand. If I'm not writing one, I'm reading or plotting one. I also love to build things with wood, concrete, clay, tile, and paper mache. I even built my own house from the ground up with my children. My day job is developing new computer software systems as a programmer analyst. I also love to scuba dive, hoop, swim, ride my bike, listen to music, garden, and spend time in the mountains. I like a little bit of everything and writing allows me to express that.

Author's Book List
Little Boy Blu
Mark of the Spider
Mark of the Serpent
Mark of the Centipede
Treasure Quest
A Harvest of Friends

For the rest of the story...View Cara Brookins - HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

M.A. Comley
Featured Book: End Result

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Website: M.A. Comley
Twitter: @Melcom1
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, iBooks top 5 bestselling and #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. I am a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that's when I turned my hobby into a career. I'm fortunate to be represented by a top New York agent.

I share my home with two crazy dogs that like nothing better than to drag their masterful leader (that's me) around the village.

I hope you enjoy reading my books, especially the Justice series, Cruel Justice, Impeding Justice, Final Justice, Foul Justice, Guaranteed Justice, Ultimate Justice, Virtual Justice, Hostile Justice, Tortured Justice and the novella Blind Justice.

Author's Book List
Forever Watching You
Blind Justice
Evil In Disguise
End Result
Justice Series Boxed Set
Virtual Justice
Torn Apart
Ultimate Justice
Sole Intention
Guaranteed Justice
Foul Justice
Final Justice
Impeding Justice
Cruel Justice
Indie Chicks: 25 Women 25 Personal Stories

For the rest of the story...View M.A. Comley - HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

Dianne Harman
Featured Book: White Cloud Retreat

Author Genre: Romance and Literary Fiction

Author's Blog: Dianne Harman Author
Website: Dianne Harman Author
Twitter: @DianneDHarman
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
Dianne Harman draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught yoga and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world, most recently dividing her time between Huntington Beach, California and Sacramento, California, where her husband was a Senator. An avid reader, Dianne brings the richness of her life experiences to her novels, Blue Coyote Motel, Coyote in Provence, and Cornered Coyote - all of which are available now in the Coyote Series.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs, thus the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series, which includes family recipes! Kelly's Koffee Shop and Murder at Jade Cove have been on the top of the culinary, cozy, and animal charts within a week of being published and the third in the series, White Cloud Retreat, will be published very soon. Kelly's Koffee Shop was recently voted as one of the top 30 Best Self-Published Books of 2014.

Author's Book List
White Cloud Retreat
Murder at Jade Cove
Kelly's Koffee Shop
Tea Party Teddy's Legacy
Coyote in Provence
Tea Party Teddy
Blue Coyote Motel

For the rest of the story...View Dianne Harman - HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

HBS Bundles and Co-Authored Showcase

Featured Set: Mirth, Murder & Mystery

Available at Amazon: Mirth, Murder & Mystery

Title: A Cutthroat Business

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

Website: Jenna Bennett - Jennie Bentley
Author's Blog: Jenna Bennett
Twitter: @Bennett_Jenna
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
Jenna Bennett writes the Cutthroat Business mysteries, featuring realtor and Southern Belle Savannah Martin, who stumbles over dead bodies in Nashville, Tennessee. She's also the author of the award-winning Soldiers of Fortune series of science fiction romances from Entangled Publishing, along with assorted other romance-type books, about FBI agents, Greek gods, and rich businessmen, among other things.

As Jennie Bentley, she writes the New York Times bestselling Do-It-Yourself Home Renovation mysteries from Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime, featuring Avery Baker, a textile designer, and Avery's boyfriend Derek Ellis, a handyman, who renovate houses in fictitious Waterfield, Maine.

Title: The Ex Who Wouldn't Die

Author Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Romance

Website: Sally Berneathy
Twitter: @sallyberneathy
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
I grew up in a small rural town in Oklahoma where our favorite entertainment on summer evenings was to sit outside under the stars and tell stories. When I went to bed at night, instead of a lullaby, I got a story. That could be due to the fact that everybody in my family has a singing voice like a bullfrog with laryngitis, but they sure could tell stories--ghost stories, funny stories, happy stories, scary stories.

For as long as I can remember I've been a storyteller. Thank goodness for computers so I can write down my stories. It's hard to make listeners sit still for the length of a book! Like my family's tales, my stories are funny, scary, dramatic, romantic, paranormal, magic.

Besides writing, my interests are reading, eating chocolate and riding my Harley.

Currently I have written four Death by Chocolate mysteries: Death by Chocolate; Murder, Lies and Chocolate; The Great Chocolate Scam; and Chocolate Mousse Attack as well as three Charley's Ghost mysteries: The Ex Who Wouldn't Die, The Ex Who Glowed in the Dark, and The Ex Who Conned a Psychic. More in each series will be released as soon as I can copy them from my brain to the computer!

I have sold fifteen romance novels ranging from comedy to dark suspense under the names Sally Carleen, Sally Steward and Sara Garrett. For these novels, I won several awards including National Readers' Choice, Romantic Times Best Silhouette Romance and two Rita finalist slots. Most of the Silhouettes are available as e-books, and I have e-pubbed six of the out-of-print single titles

Title: A Touch of Ice

Author Genre:

Website: L.J. Charles
Author's Blog: L.J. Charles
Twitter: @luciejcharles
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
I have worked with energy both as a yoga instructor and as a body worker for many years. When I left that profession behind, I was driven to write about energy and the paranormal. Many of the situations my heroines experience are created from my own encounters with energy, it's power and possibilities. As to the "writing," well, that started when I was eight and penned my first book on pink construction paper with a purple crayon. It was a romance that involved a princess, and although I remember very few details about the plot, I do remember that it was illustrated and there was music and dancing involved. At about the same time I created my first story, I discovered Nancy Drew and my love for reading was born. It has only grown over the years, and I am rarely without a huge to-be-read stack, and a book within easy reach. I'm a USA Today Bestselling Author of award-winning women's fiction and young adult novels. All of my stories combine romance, mystery, and paranormal elements. The paranormal, because it's a huge part of my life, the adventure and romance because I haven't ever outgrown my early reading adventures with Nancy, Ned, Bess and George. I live in the frozen north with my husband, whose TBR stack is taller than mine, and two felines who have been known to add entire pages to a manuscript without telling me.

Title: The Chase

Author Genre: Romance, Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Adrienne Giordano
Twitter: @AdriennGiordano
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
ADRIENNE GIORDANO, USA Today bestselling author, writes romantic suspense and mystery. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane's Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction.

Title: The Secret Ingredient

Author Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy

Website: Misty Evans
Twitter: @readmistyevans
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
USA Today Bestselling Author Misty Evans writes the award-winning Super Agent series as well as urban fantasy and paranormal romance. She likes her coffee black, her conspiracy theories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When her muse lets her on the internet to play, she's on Facebook and Twitter. Read more about her stories at

Title: Let Us Prey

Author Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Website: Jamie Lee Scott
Author's Blog: Strange musing from Jamie Lee Scott
Twitter: @authorJamie
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
USA Today Bestselling author, Jamie Lee Scott, is a native of Northern California who was swept off her feet by a dashing farm boy and transplanted to Iowa. After several years of running a restaurant with her husband, she felt the urge to kill people. I mean she decided to start writing mysteries. Let Us Prey is the first in her Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries series. Textual Relations, and Death of a Sales Rep are available now. The novelette, Tagged, You're It, is also available. Coming in Summer 2013, What a Meth.

Jamie is also a produced screenwriter. Her first film, No One Knows, directed by Bunee Tomlinson, will be at the 2013 film festivals. Update: As of April 14, 2013, No One Knows is now an award winning film, winning its category at Bare Bones Film Festival.

Want to know more? Be the first to find out about new book releases? Sign up for Jamie's newsletter at her website

Title: The Throwbacks

Author Genre: Mystery

Website: Stephanie Queen
Author's Blog: Quirky Quips Blog
Twitter: @StephanieQueen
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
About USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Queen Once upon a time, there was a young story teller in the, queendom. Then she grew up and... er, no... she never actually did grow up. That's not to say she didn't get old, or more old, but not terribly old, more like middle-aged really. Okay, so she was no longer short and cute. But really, I always did like to make up stories. Still do. Still live in my own little world--where I'm Queen. Of the Queendom. Hence, the name. (Or whence the name?) Oh, what's in a name anyway. Now I'm sure you're wondering how I manage to live, but I assure you I am quite competent. Except I couldn't get the crown to actually sit on my head in the picture to the left. Still learning... Oh, about me. I love cats. I have a girl cat, a princess technically. Named Kitty. No, I'm serious. Long story. No, I don't have time. Or space. Okay, so I do not have the inclination. More about me. I spend hours, days, weeks, months (you get the picture) sitting at my desk, looking out the window of my castle/bedroom and writing complete fabrications in a romantic whimsical vein. Alright, if you insist, you can call the writing quirky. But I do keep myself amused. Yes, it's true, and entirely believable, I do have a college degree. I'm not saying when I obtained said degree, however. Go UConn! Where do I live (for real) you ask? Among the picturesque lake-filled hills and dales (not sure what a dale is) of New Hampshire (the Granite State) (Live Free or Die) (Tough choice, but there's a lot of tough people around here). What else do I do besides write presumably fabulous romantic stories with noble heroes and amazing, warm heroines who you want to be just like? As if that's not enough, I sometimes deign to teach, cook for the two gigantic very well-muscled sons and try to make sure Kitty doesn't take over the house while I'm away in the Queendom. (That's no joke. The cat's a control freak.) I actually have a very rich non-imaginary life. Right at the moment, however, I can't think for the life of me what else it's all about. Maybe I'll think more about it later and get back to you...

Featured Set: The Shadow Box

Available at Amazon: The Shadow Box


Author Genre: Mystery, Dark Fantasy

Website: Rob Cornell
Author's Blog: Rob Cornell - "News" page
Twitter: @RobCornellBooks
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
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Author Description:
An accidental nomad, Rob Cornell grew up in suburban Detroit, then spent five years living in Los Angeles before moving to Chicago to receive a BA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College. He has traveled full circle, now living in rural southeast Michigan with his wife, two kids, and dog, Kinsey--named after Sue Grafton's famous detective. In between moving and writing, he's worked all manner of odd jobs, including lead singer for an acoustic cover band and a three-day stint as assistant to a movie producer after which he quit because the producer was a nut job.

Title: MOTH

Author Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction

Website: King of the Dragons
Twitter: @SeanPoindexter
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Though born in Mesa, Arizona, Sean has spent most of his life in Missouri. He graduated high school in Lebanon, Missouri. His mother was a special education/reading teacher and his father was a police officer. Though they divorced when Sean was very young he remains close with both his parents. He has two brothers and no children, but he has a very large extended family in the Ozark region (Mountain View/West Plains Missouri region) and Southern Arizona (Eloy/Casa Grande area).

After high school, Sean attended college at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri for a time before dropping out and going to work for a TV station in Springfield, Missouri. After a time, he returned to college and graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, minor in Philosophy. He holds a Master of Science in Criminology/Criminal Justice Administration from Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, Kansas) in 2005.

After college, Sean naturally gravitated towards social work and investigative work, eventually settling with a job investigating allegations of abuse and neglect of disabled adults and seniors for the Missouri Department of Heath and Senior Services. Sean began working on the first book in the series in November of 2008, while still working full time for the State of Missouri. Though Sean has been writing most of his life, he claimed (as per his blog) that he did not consider writing professionally until he was inspired to do so by a terrible vampire movie. During the film, Sean amused himself by imagining the vampires being attacked by a dragon. Sean has remarked on his blog that he often does this when bored or annoyed with a film--though sometimes he uses Vikings, zombies, or Cthulhu in place of dragons.


Author Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy

Website: The Nightlife Series
Author's Blog: The Nightlife Series
Twitter: @TWLuedke
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Travis Luedke is a NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, best known for his violently sexy NIGHTLIFE SERIES. Travis can be found catching a third degree sunburn in San Antonio, Texas, while arm-wrestling a bottle of red wine. Though often defeated by merlot and shiraz, he never gives up the fight.

As the author of the Nightlife Series novels, Travis lives very vicariously through his writings. He invites you to enjoy his macabre flights of fancy, but be warned: The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.


Author Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

Website: M Joseph Murphy
Author's Blog: M. Joseph Murphy
Twitter: @Windswarlock
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Joseph Murphy was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He earned his geekdom at an early age. He read X-Men comics from the age of 8 and it only went downhill from there.

As a teenager he wrote short stories and wanted to be the next Stephen King. Instead of horror, however, he kept writing fantasy stories. After surviving high school as a goth with a purple mohawk, he studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor.

When not writing, Joseph works as Lead Accounting instructor at a local college. He lives in Windsor, ON (right across the stream from Detroit, Michigan) with his husband, two cats, and a shy-but-friendly ghost.


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Website: Andrew Butcher
Author's Blog: Andrew Butcher
Twitter: @Andybutch13
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Hi. I was born in Northampton, England. As a kid, I didn't read much. I recall being attracted to the Lemony Snicket - A Series of Unfortunate Events books, but probably more for the cover illustration than anything else. I started to read them but didn't get past book three.

My passion for reading arose when I was sixteen and I discovered Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles; I ploughed through the series. Later I moved on to other books, some standalone novels, but my preference is for series, such as Charlaine Harris's The Southern Vampire Mysteries.

Although I love to read, I enjoy watching TV series just as much. Some of my favourites are Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, True Blood, Chuck, Dexter, and The 4400. Anything with a compelling story and unpredictable twists!

I began writing while at college as a hobby in my spare time. It turned out that I was unconsciously writing a depressing autobiography, so I scrapped this first piece of work and didn't write for a couple of years.

The reason I came back to writing was that I realised it's the only hobby I enjoy enough to stick at it. Writing a novel is like a project that I feel the need to complete. I write for myself mainly but love the idea of other people enjoying my work.

I came up with the premise for A Death Displaced a few years ago but only acted on it in 2011. Plans for a series are in place and I expect to release Book Two in 2013.


Author Genre: Horror, Historical Fiction, Paranormal

Website: Shane KP O’Neill Dracula Chronicles
Twitter: @ShaneKPONeill
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Shane KP O'Neill is the writer of The Dracula Chronicles, a new and exciting series adding a fresh dimension to the Dracula legend, which combines the real historical Vlad Dracula with a new and different version of Dracula the vampire. He has released the series in two arcs, one that follows Dracula the man and the other following Dracula the vampire.

The author developed a fascination with Dracula from an early age. Like many others he was enthralled by Christopher Lee's portrayal of him on the big screen. It was in his late teens that he discovered Dracula the man and the love affair began from there. An avid lover of history, he studied the period in which the real historical Vlad Dracula lived, 15th Century Balkan, for many years. It followed from there then that with his love of writing he would always choose Dracula as his subject. He built a concept and premise where he could accommodate both Dracula the vampire and Dracula the man.

Away from writing, the author has a wide range of interests. He reads a lot of books from a wide variety of authors, though his main interest lies in the horror genre. His love of books is matched only by his love of the countryside and of course, his family. As an added note, he has lived and travelled all over the world. He has a love for all things historical, with a particular fascination for medieval Europe.

Anywhere he travels, he likes to search out locations with an historical interest and will always hunt for the ruins of an old castle before heading to the beach.


Author Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Horror

Website: Simon Okill
Twitter: @SimonOkill
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I live with my wife, Shirlee Anne in a pretty coastal town in South Wales, UK. After retiring from work, I discovered new skills as a writer to help with my depression. My writing became more serious as certain A-list actors expressed interest in my scripts and my debut novel Nobody Loves a Bigfoot Like a Bigfoot Babe was accepted by Christopher Matthews Publishing.


Author Genre: Horror, Suspense, Humor

Website: Steven Ramirez
Twitter: @byStevenRamirez
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Steven Ramirez is the author of Books One and Two of THE DEAD SERIES, "Tell Me When I'm Dead" and "Dead Is All You Get." He has also published a number of short stories, as well as a children's book, and he wrote the screenplay for the horror-thriller film 'Killers.' To hear about new releases, visit

Steven lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughters.


Author Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Crime

Website: Craig Schaefer
Twitter: @craig_schaefer
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By the time he was four years old, Craig Schaefer knew he wanted to be a writer. He also wanted to be an astronaut, a private eye, and a fire truck, so nobody paid much attention. Other passions came and went with age, but the love of writing remained. He cut his teeth on the crime thrillers of Elmore Leonard and Richard Stark, which may explain a thing or two about the person he is today.

Exploring other genres he soon latched onto horror and weird fiction, falling hard for the worlds of Clive Barker and H.P. Lovecraft. The books of the Daniel Faust series are written in honor of all the writers who shaped him, blending gangsters, guns and black magic in a manner not unlike, he hopes, chocolate and peanut butter.

Research for the Faust novels has led Craig down some curious alleys -- sometimes literally -- and to conversations with interesting and occasionally frightening people. His reference bookshelf, stocked with tomes covering the spectrum from criminology to demonology, has been variously described as "disturbing," "a bit eccentric," and "the reason I'm not dating that guy anymore."

While he considers Las Vegas his second home and visits every chance he gets, Craig presently lives in Joliet, Illinois, the home of the Blues Brothers. He dwells in what was once a turn of the century convent, though he has never seen the alleged (and obligatory) ghostly nuns. The pipes do rattle in the night, though, and if you're standing in just the right spot, they sound like the pitter-patter of children's feet rushing by on the floor just above you.

When he's not behind the keyboard, he can be found visiting Chicago's historic museums, haunting libraries for inspiration, and spending too much time gaming while he should be writing. He also dabbles in sleight of hand, though unlike Daniel Faust, he's not very good at it.


Author Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal

Author's Blog: The Chronicles of Vincent Black Vampire Assassin
Twitter: @V_BlackBooks
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Kristopher Norris currently lives outside Omaha, NE with his beautiful daughter. When asked where he's from, "Everywhere." Kristopher was a military brat and spent a great deal of time living in Europe, Germany and England. He considers himself lucky to have grown up seeing and experiencing things that others save for years to do. His hope is to one day to show his daughter the amazing places he knew growing up.

Kristopher has been and avid reader and story teller since he was a child. He's been hooked on vampire stories since seeing "Lost Boys" back in the 80s...though, he'll tell you his vampire tastes have improved over the years. Vampires have always been a focus of his writing; however, he has not limited himself to that genre. Paranormal fiction, high fantasy, thrillers, horror, they all have a place in his reading and writing.

"When I finish (reading) a book and I miss the characters like I'd miss a friend, that's when the story is great to me."

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Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Short Stories

Website: Melissa F. Miller, Author of Fast-Paced Thrillers
Twitter: @melissafmiller
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I'm Melissa F. Miller, author of the Sasha McCandless legal thriller series and a practicing attorney. When I'm not in court or on the playground with my three delightful children, I'm hard at work on my next novel.


Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Michael Wallace - author of the bestselling Righteous series
E-Mail: m.wallace23(at)yahoo(dot)com.
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Sign up to Michael's New Release Mailing List here: (Simply cut-and-paste that address into your browser) and receive a free copy of the Righteous novella "Trial by Fury." Your email will never be shared and you will only be contacted when a new book is out.

I've trekked across the Sahara on a camel, ridden an elephant through a tiger preserve in Southeast Asia, eaten fried guinea pig, and been licked on the head by a skunk. In a previous stage of life I programmed nuclear war simulations, smuggled refugees out of a war zone, and milked cobras for their venom. I speak Spanish and French and grew up in a religious community in the desert.


Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Website: M.A. Comley
Twitter: @Melcom1
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New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, iBooks top 5 bestselling and #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. I am a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that's when I turned my hobby into a career. I'm fortunate to be represented by a top New York agent.

I share my home with two crazy dogs that like nothing better than to drag their masterful leader (that's me) around the village.

I hope you enjoy reading my books, especially the Justice series, Cruel Justice, Impeding Justice, Final Justice, Foul Justice, Guaranteed Justice, Ultimate Justice, Virtual Justice, Hostile Justice, Tortured Justice and the novella Blind Justice.


Author Genre: Crime Thrillers

Website: J. Carson Black Site
Author's Blog: Adventures in the Writing Trade
Twitter: @jcarsonblack
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Hailed by bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker as "a strong new voice in American crime fiction," J. Carson Black has written fourteen novels. Her thriller, The Shop, reached #1 on the Kindle Bestseller list, and her crime thriller series featuring homicide detective Laura Cardinal became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Although Black earned a master's degree in operatic voice, she was inspired to write a horror novel after reading The Shining. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.


Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Literature & Fiction

Website: CAROL DAVIS LUCE–NightWriter
Twitter: @CarolDavisLuce
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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the "Night" books, NightWriter Carol Davis Luce writes standalone suspense novels with elements of romance. After publishing five books through a traditional publisher, she turned independent author with her 2012 suspense novel, Night Widow, and Women's Fiction, Awakening: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl (a recipient of B.R.A.G).

Carol is one of THE TWELVE. 12 of today's hottest mystery and thriller writers, including USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors, have 12 complete works in the USA Today bestselling boxed set: DEADLY DOZEN.

Her first novel, Night Stalker, was also her first sale. "A dandy read," wrote bestselling author Tony Hillerman. It went into three printings and became the flagship for the sub-genre "Woman in Jeopardy" at Kensington Publishers.

Title: POE

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Brett Battles
Author's Blog: Books & News
Twitter: @BrettBattles
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Brett Battles is the author of over twenty novels and several short stories. His novel THE DECEIVED (part of his Jonathan Quinn series) won a Barry Award for Best Thriller. He is one of the founding members of Killer Year, and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. He lives and writes in Los Angeles

Title: POE

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction

Website: Robert Gregory Browne
Author's Blog: Robert Gregory Browne Blog
Twitter: @Robert_Browne
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An AMPAS Nicholl award-winning, ITW Thriller Award nominated novelist, Robert Gregory Browne believes his mission as a writer is to grab hold of you and keep you captive on the page until he's ready to let you go. In addition to writing several thrillers--including his new book, TAKEDOWN (with Brett Battles), TRIAL JUNKIES and KISS HER GOODBYE--Rob composes music, plays guitar and keyboards and has even been known to sing now and then. And you thought his BOOKS were scary.


Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author's Blog: Phoenix Sullivan
Twitter: @PhoenixSullivan
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Over the years, Phoenix Sullivan's short stories have been published under her real name in various pro anthologies and magazines. Marion Zimmer Bradley was her first editor. In the corporate world, Phoenix was a professional writer and editor for 23 years. Before that, she was a registered veterinary technician, working with small animal clinics and wildlife rehab centers.

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Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Claude Bouchard Books - Crime Thrillers and other Stuff...
Twitter: @ceebee308
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I was born in Montreal, Canada, at a very young age, where I still live with my spouse, Joanne, under the watchful eye of Krystalle and Midnight, two black females of the feline persuasion. In a former life, I completed my studies at McGill University and worked in various management capacities for a handful of firms for countless years.

From there, considering my extensive background in human resources and finance, it was a logical leap in my career path to stay home and write crime thrillers.

My first stab at writing was actually in 1995, the result being my first novel, "Vigilante". Two others of the same series followed by 1997 but all three remained dormant until publication in 2009. Since, besides writing a stand-alone, six other thrillers have joined the VIGILANTE series. I also penned "Something's Cooking", a faux-erotica parody and cookbook under the pseudonyms Réal E. Hotte and Dasha Sugah. I'm currently working on "See You in Saigon", the tenth installment of my series. I have to say, I'm enjoying this writing gig.

Other interests besides writing and subtly persuading people to buy my books include reading, making noise with my six guitars, painting (oil and watercolour), cooking (year round though I love the grill in the summer), traveling and planning to work out soon. I've also been known to sleep on occasion.


Author Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Horror

Author's Blog: The Writing Bomb
Twitter: @TweetTheBook
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If you're reading this, I can't express how thankful I am that you've chosen to investigate my world of books. I'm the author of Reunion, an Amazon bestselling supernatural thriller, Twisted Vengeance, and Creepy: A collection of scary stories. I live in Central Indiana with my wife, four children and two stray cats. I obsess over details, dream strange dreams and teach a creative writing course for a homeschool co-op.

I grew up in Saginaw Michigan, moved to Aurora, Ohio in 78' and finally settled in Central Indiana where I met my wife and graduated from Indiana University. I'm an occasional runner, life long drummer, and household handyman. Over the years, I've done everything from working on an assembly line, installing HVAC units, teaching Sunday school, to running my own business. But through it all, I've always loved to write.

In 2006, something finally clicked when I heard the calling to begin writing novels - and write I did.

Like many writers, I have a book or two that the world may never read, so don't ask about those. It is my hope, however, that the ones you do read will be good, inspiring you to think about life in a way that perhaps you hadn't before reading my work. Killing the Giants was my first novel, a political thriller, self-published in 2009. I went on to write Reunion, The Rumblin', Murdoch's Eyes, Twisted Vengeance and Creepy. I blog weekly about the world of writing and indie publishing. That doesn't mean I wouldn't sign a book deal, it just means I've never been one to stand still and wait for something to happen. I have lots of stories to tell, and I'm ready to tell them now.

Title: 3 LIES

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Suspense, Technology

Website: Helen Hanson
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Twitter: @HelenHanson
E-Mail: WriteMe [at] HelenHanson [dot] com
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Bestselling Kindle author Helen Hanson writes thrillers about desperate people with a high-tech bent. Hackers. The CIA. Industry titans. Spammers. Guys on sailboats. Mobsters. Their personal maelstroms pit them against unrelenting forces willing to kill. Throughout the journey, they try to find some truth, a little humor, and their humanity -- from either end of the trigger.

While Helen writes about the power-hungry, she genuinely mistrusts anyone who wants to rule the world.

Helen directed operations for high-tech manufacturers of semiconductors, video games, software, and computers. Her reluctant education behind the Redwood Curtain culminated in a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrated studies in Computer Science. She also learned to play a mean game of hacky sack.

She is a licensed private pilot with a ticket for single-engine aircraft. Helen and her husband spent their first anniversary with their flight instructor studying for the FAA practical. If you were a passenger on a 737 trying to land at SJC, she sends her most sincere apologies. Really.

Born in fly-over country, Helen has lived on both coasts, near both borders, and at several locations in between. She lettered in tennis, worked as a machinist, and saw the Clash at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium sometime in the eighties. She currently lives amid the bricks of Texas with her husband, son, a dog that composes music with squeaky toys, and another dog that's too lazy to bother.


Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror

Website: Shawn Hopkins
Author's Blog: Shawn Hopkins - The Blog
Twitter: @shawnahopkins
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Shawn Hopkins lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and daughters.

His novels, PROGENY and THE SOLOMON KEY, are speculative action thrillers. PROGENY has been described as, "Dan Brown meets LOST meets Left Behind" while THE SOLOMON KEY is a novel of ancient conspiracy that "makes the DaVinci Code look like a walk in the park." THE DEMON SIGNET is a prequel/spinoff to THE SOLOMON KEY and is a supernatural horror thriller. SEAGULL SUMMER is a novella meant for the beach! A MAN OVERBOARD is a mystery thriller with a twist of espionage and intrigue that readers have described as "Conspiracy Theory meets Salt!"


Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction

Website: Libby Fischer Hellmann
Author's Blog: Libby Fischer Hellmann
Twitter: @libbyhellmann
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Libby Fischer Hellmann is a critically acclaimed crime writer loved by readers the world over for her compulsively readable thrillers and strong female characters. Her fast-paced crime fiction spans 10 novels and 20 short stories, and she has also edited a popular crime fiction anthology called Chicago Blues.

With critics describing her work as "masterful" and "meticulously researched", it's not hard to see why Libby's thrilling and richly varied crime novels have won numerous awards. Libby is exceptionally committed to her work, and in 2005-2006 she was the National President of Sisters in Crime, a 3,400+ member organization dedicated to strengthening the voice of female mystery writers.

You can keep up to date with all Libby's news and views over at her blog,

Libby started out in broadcast news, beginning her career as an assistant film editor for NBC News in New York before moving back to DC to work with Robin MacNeil and Jim Lehrer at N-PACT, the public affairs production arm of PBS. Retrained as an assistant director when Watergate broke, Libby helped produce PBS's night-time broadcast of the hearings. She went on to work for public relations firm Burson-Marsteller in Chicago in 1978, where she stayed until she left to found Fischer Hellmann Communications in 1985.


Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Douglas Dorow - Read for the Thrill of it
Author's Blog: Douglas Dorow - Thriller Readers Blog
Twitter: @DougDorow
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Douglas Dorow is a thriller writer from Minneapolis Minnesota, the home of many thriller/suspense writers. Is it something in the water or the long, cold winters?

His first thriller is The Ninth District.

He is working on the second in the series featuring FBI Agent, Jack Miller and a spin-off FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) novella series.


Author Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Website: Larry Enright
Twitter: @LarryEnright
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Larry Enright was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an award-winning author and has one best-selling novel. He lives on a farm on where he grows his stories in peaceful climes.

His works include: the best seller "Four Years from Home," "A King in a Court of Fools," "Buffalo Nickel Christmas," "12|21|12," 2013 IPPY award-winning "A Cape May Diamond," "Walter Stickle and the Galactic Rangers," "Walter Stickle and the Goldotti of Deamus," and "The Blacker Death."

Title: JET

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Russell Blake Suspense Writer
Author's Blog: Russell Blake - Author Spotlight
Twitter: @blakebooks
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Featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Times, and The Chicago Tribune, Russell Blake is the USA Today bestselling author of twenty-nine books, including Fatal Exchange, The Geronimo Breach, Zero Sum, King of Swords, Night of the Assassin, Revenge of the Assassin, Return of the Assassin, Blood of the Assassin, The Delphi Chronicle trilogy, The Voynich Cypher, Silver Justice, JET, JET - Ops Files, JET II - Betrayal, JET III - Vengeance, JET IV - Reckoning, JET V - Legacy, JET VI - Justice, JET VII - Sanctuary, Upon A Pale Horse, BLACK, BLACK Is Back, BLACK Is The New Black, and BLACK To Reality.

Non-fiction includes the international bestseller An Angel With Fur (animal biography) and How To Sell A Gazillion eBooks In No Time (even if drunk, high or incarcerated), a parody of all things writing-related.

Blake is co-author of an action/adventure novel, The Eye of Heaven, with legendary author Clive Cussler, to be released by Penguin in September, 2014. Blake's novel King of Swords has been translated into German by Amazon Crossing, and his JET novel into Spanish by Reprobatio.

Blake lives in Mexico and enjoys his dogs, fishing, boating, tequila and writing, while battling world domination by clowns.

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