Tag: Thriller

Dire Means : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: We’re tempted to quit working and just read this eBook today. It’s the kind of thriller that you just might not be able to put down, once you pick it up.

A thrilling read with tons of suspense and moral quandry!

Book Description: A ruthless vigilante ends homelessness by making obvious displays of the golden rule the only way for the public to feel safe. Computer tech Mark must save his own life and the terrorized city.

Readers who like  John Grisham, Michael Crichton, or Stephen King will like  BEGINNINGS

Author’s Inspiration:  The story idea came to me after I gave money to a homeless man in Los Angeles. The guy’s response was memorable. As he accepted the money through my driver’s side window he pointed up and said, “An angel just saw you do this.” As I drove away, his odd reply got me thinking about the homeless situation in America. I wondered why altruism has never succeeded in completely resolving homelessness. Brotherly love is encouraged weekly from church pulpits across the nation and nonprofit assistance organizations do their best to chip away at the problem, yet the problem persists and grows. By the time I got home I had begun to obsess on a concept–a nagging brain-itch that would become Dire Means. If appeals to public kindness haven’t succeeded, what if terror made practicing the Golden Rule the only practical option? Would the reason for kindness matter?
This book is not a sermon and can be enjoyed by readers whether they have sympathy or criticism for homeless people. The plot satisfies both perspectives.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Any young man who plays a good terrified IT guy.

From the Book: He knew Carrie would rush to him with the self-conscious subservience that he liked. Her face would be red; she blushed for almost any reason. Complaints, compliments, or any special attention aimed her way by anyone flushed the twenty-six-year-old’s cheeks, which then drained to blotch her pale neck. Keith had developed a perverse fondness for Carrie’s blushing during her first stint as the temp in his office. In fact, it was a secret reason he had requested her by name from her agency this time. After only a few conversations with her, he had learned how to work his words like a lever that controlled her complexion—filling her face full of red before pausing to let it subside for another refill.

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Geoffrey Neil


Geoffrey Neil is a blue-collar author who writes meaningful and memorable stories.

WHERE I WRITE: My favorite place to write is in bed at night with a laptop in complete silence.


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The Pelican Trees : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: This book is completely full of mystery, suspense, intrigue, and excitement! There’s buried treasure and clues to follow in this awesome adventure.

An amazing must read for a fan of Christian Fiction!

Book Description: A loving grandfather (already in Heaven) is trying to rescue his precious granddaughter from eternal condemnation. Chock full of mystery, suspense and intrigue, intricately woven into a buried treasure chest hunt, this life-altering action and adventure story will greatly challenge you like never before, especially regarding the topic of forgiveness.

Readers who like This Present Darkness by Frank Perretti, The Shack by William P. Young, or Eyes Wide Open Series by Ted Dekker will like THE PELICAN TREES

Author’s Inspiration:  Divine inspiration. Nothing more. All glory goes to He who created me.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: That’s a good question, especially since most readers want to see THE PELICAN TREES made into a major motion picture. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens…

From the Book:  I have to say, Shelby, and I hope you can appreciate where I am coming from; I fear you’ve become a small fraction of who you used to be. I may be dead now, but are you really alive? Or are you buried six feet under without even knowing it, alongside my lifeless carcass and your inheritance? Are you living a life of complete and total passion like you once did? Or have you, of all people, resorted to merely trudging through the motions of life? Have you ever really given much thought to these challenging questions before? If not, you really need to! One of my hopes with this great and daring adventure is that, when you finally unearth your inheritance, it will serve to revive your weary spirit.

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A Grateful Believer


The author is a practicing Christian living in Florida who wishes to remain anonymous. This is his fifth book.

MY FAVORITE FOODS: Most seafood and chicken dishes, pasta, most Asian foods (Chinese, Filipino, Japanese and Thai foods topping the list), and, of course, pizza.

WHERE I WRITE: Sitting at my desk. I especially love when it rains or snows. It always inspires me to light candles, crank up the music and get busy pecking away at the old keyboard…

MY FAVORITE MUSIC: My absolute favorite is contemporary Christian (Mercy Me, Third Day, Casting Crowns, to name a few). After that, I love a wide variety of music, from country to classical to authentic Hawaiian…

MY FAVORITE SHOW: Too busy to watch TV, but when I do have time, I love good movies, documentaries and most sports…


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The Mummifier’s Daughter : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: This book is an awesome blend of historical mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, and is all painted with amazingly vivid descriptions of ancient Egypy!

A fun and intriguing Egyptian historical mystery- with a twist!

Book Description: Neti-Kerty is an unusual thing in ancient Egypt because her father taught her the art of embalming and preparing bodies for mummification and burial. She is familiar with biology and anatomy, and being a bright girl she grew into an apprentice for her beloved father. Her skills drew the attention of Shabaka, a Nubian police man sent by the Pharaoh to uncover the mystery behind some dodgy things going on in the busy city of Thebes.

Readers who like John Maddox Roberts, Stephanie Dray or Ken Follett will like  THE MUMMIFIER’S DAUGHTER.

Author’s Inspiration: I’ve always been fascinated by the mystery and magic of ancient Egypt.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Megan Fox.

From the Book: Neti-Kerty and Shabaka ascended the steps leading to Thebes’s largest Per-Nefer chambers. The high-roofed building with its impressive pillared entrance, festooned with hieroglyphics honoring the gods, was divided into a series of chambers: where individual embalmers set about their work whilst training up the next generation of embalmers.
Their entrance was greeted by the familiar smell of burning spices: the smell originating from the lamps lighting the main chamber, all being filled with a herd infused oil. The smell, although overwhelming, could not completely dispel the stench of dead bodies.

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Nathaniel Burns

After three years of research and six months of writing Nathaniel Burns published his debut novel “Honour and Glory – The Battle for Saxony”, a historical novel set in the dark ages, as an Kindle ebook on Amazon.com in February 2013..


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Saving Ben : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: This mystery thriller has got some intriguing characters- definitely don’t miss it!

This is a page-turner that is just utterly beauitful and haunting.

Book Description:  Katherine is a college freshman, finally free from her dysfunctional family. Her psycopath roommate capture’s her brother’s heart- and Katherine must save him.

Readers who like Beautiful Disaster, Gone Girl, or Summerland will like  SAVING BEN.

Author’s Inspiration: I wrote a novel, SAVING BEN, in honor of my brother, the boy I worshipped, the man I could not save. It’s not a memoir, but a story about the special bond between siblings.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Dakota Fanning.

From the Book: When I first met Badger, in language school in El Paso, someone had already pinned that nickname on him. The wide face, high flat forehead and a nose so sharp it could have been fashioned from folded cardboard, made the nickname inevitable. His eyes were the clearest blue and his smile encompassed his entire face. Badger wasn’t tall; he owed his imposing presence to a stocky, muscular build. When I asked about his nickname, he said it had something to do with his disposition. I never questioned that, as I never questioned much of what he told me; his manner was as reassuring as a priest’s.

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Ashley Farley


Ashley lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two teenagers.

WHERE I WRITE: I like to write on my porch by the creek.

MY FAVORITE FOOD: My favorite food is pizza, although I don’t allow myself to splurge too often.

WHAT I LISTEN TO: I love all kinds of music from Van Morrison to Pink, depending on my mood.

MY FAVORITE SHOW:Downton Abbey is my favorite television program.



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A Touch of Deceit : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: We love a good mafia thriller- especially a messy one like this!

This fast-paced action & adventure thriller really makes a great story!

Book Description: FBI agent Nick Bracco resorts to using his cousin Tommy to help track down a Kurdish terrorist who is destroying homes inside the United States. Tommy is in the mafia. Oops. That won’t get messy, will it?

Readers who like Nelson Demille, Daniel Silva, or Vince Flynn will like A TOUCH OF DECEIT.

Author’s Inspiration:  When I was 16 I would work in my father’s candy store in Brooklyn and the mafia guys would hang out to take bets from the customers. I got to know most of them pretty well and decided these guys were extremely patriotic. So I wondered what would happen if terrorists came to the US to treaten our civilians and we needed to search for them without being handcuffed by the constitution. The mafia would be great assets.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Alec Baldwin

From the Book: Ray looked lost.
     Nick crouched down and pulled up on Ray’s chin until their eyes were inches apart. “What did you do, Ray? Did he pay you to set us up?”
     “Look, Ray, I know you’re stupid, but you don’t have to overdo it.”

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Gary Ponzo


Gary Ponzo has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize for his short stories. His Nick Bracco series of thrillers have sold over 75,000 copies worldwide. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and two children.

MY FAVORITE FOOD: Anything with chocolate.


WHAT I LISTEN TO: New alternative stuff: Imagine Dragons, Guster, Travis, Noah and the Whale, Cake. I’ve heard enough Aerosmith to last the rest of my life.




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Black Harvest : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: We’re always in the mood for some globe-trotting action & adventure! This one’s sure to pack a punch.

You’re never quite sure who’s an ally or an enemy in this nail-biter!

Book Description: There’s a world-domination plot that depends on destroying much of the global food supply. This team must stop an ancient conspiracy of bio-warfare and face life-or-death challenges.

Readers who like Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, or James Rollins will like BLACK HARVEST.

Author’s Inspiration: The threat of bio-warfare aimed at the world’s food supply is a reality. I am also a minor hostory buff with an appreciation of Alexander the Great. I wanted to write a story that combined history with the bio-terror scenario, included high-placed traitors in the US Government and gave readers an insight on Russia’s intelligence services. I also love crafting stories that take readers all over the world. Black Harvest is meant to be a realistic page turner.

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Alex Lukeman


Alex is an action & adventure writer and motorcycle enthusiast living in California.

MY FAVORITE FOOD: Hmmm. I don’t really have a favorite food. Maybe strawberry ice cream. That’s a food, right?

WHERE I WRITE: I write at home , in my office.

MY FAVORITE SHOW: For TV I like mysteries, especially English and Foreign offerings. Wallander is a Swedish series, also done in English with Kenneth Branaugh. For sheer pot boiling violence, Sons of Anarchy, which features really excellent characterization amidst the mayhem..



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Chasing Amanda : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: This thriller will hold you on the edge of your seat. If you’re a parent, you’ll definitely be able to relate to the challanges these characters must face.

There are so many secrets, you just can’t put it down!

Book Description: One child dead, another missing. Small town secrets are revealed. Join Molly as she faces her worst nightmare and tries to uncover the clues to find a missing child.

Readers who like Lisa Scottoline will like CHASING AMANDA.

Author’s Inspiration: Every parent’s worst nightmare.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Sandra Bullock

From the Book: Molly bent her lean body at the waist one last time to loosen her hips, pulling her head almost between her shins, her long, auburn ponytail flipped toward the ground. A faint clicking sound caught her attention, and she let her gaze move in its direction, but from her upside-down view, she couldn’t see anything out of the ordinary. She turned and faced the aged white clapboard church which loomed behind her. Molly shielded her eyes from the bright sun and watched a blue bird whisk by. Blue bird, blue bird, fly away home. Your wings are signs of peace for none.

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Melissa Foster


Melissa Foster is a writer and supporter of indie authors. She teaches new authors about book marketing and social media to help them reach readers.


WHERE I WRITE: A window filled office.

WHAT I LISTEN TO: Every music ever made.



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The Girl From Long Guyland : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: Part memoir and part thriller, this book is perfect for baby boomers and great fun for everyone else!

I got so absorbed in this story that I just couldn’t put it down!

Book Description: Laila Levin just doesn’t feel like she belongs. When past secrets are stirred up, she’s transported to 1969 and all of it’s temptations. Her choices might endager her survival and conscience, but she finds out the importance of staying true to yourself.

Readers who like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, While I Was Gone by Sue Miller, or She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb will like THE GIRL FROM LONG GUY LAND.

Author’s Inspiration: This is a great question. I’m at an age when I’ve begun reflecting on different periods of my life and examining what I’ve learned from them. For me, the late sixties was an aberration from the rest of my relatively conservative lifestyle. I wasn’t near as naïve or crazy as Laila, but I was a quintessential hippie, feminist, and anti-war protestor. Evidently, the novel has struck a cord with other baby boomers thinking about the same things.

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Lara Reznik


I grew up in Long Island but never felt I belonged there. In 1970, I headed out west to New Mexico in a Karmann Ghia that my boyfriend and I jump-started cross-country. As an English major at University of New Mexico and was fortunate enough to study under esteemed authors Rudolfo Anaya and Tony Hillerman.

In 1995 my husband and our three hybrid sons (1/2 Jewish and 1/2 Hispanic) relocated to Austin, TX where I worked as an I.T. manager for a utility. Recently retired, I’m focusing on writing novels. I’ve also written and optioned three screenplays.


WHERE I WRITE: My office- quiet and well stocked with computers, multiple monitors, and printers. (It pays to have a strong I.T. background).

WHAT I LISTEN TO: Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac, Crosby Stills & Nash, and Joan Boez.

MY FAVORITE SHOW: Homeland & Downton Abbey tie!



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Solomon’s Porch : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: This is an exciting Christian Suspense book that’s great for people interested in Christianity and love thrillers!

A fascinating story of modern miracles!

Book Description: Solomon’s Porch is a twenty-first-century morality tale rooted in an ancient faith. Solomon’s Porch cries out for Christian unity, for the gathering of God’s people in one holy church, and for the removal of barriers between believers.

Readers who like Jonathan Cahn, James Martin SJ, or Garry Wills will like SOLOMON’S PORCH.

Author’s Inspiration: Completely lost, a “spiritually destitute atheist”, that is how Wid Bastian describes himself in November 2002. “I had hit rock bottom. There was nothing left.” He was facing a bleak future, prison time was a certainty. Only forty two, Wid’s life seemed over -a once brilliant future devastated by his foolishness and sin.
“The last thing I was consciously seeking was God,” Wid admits. “He called, as He does to all of us. I was finally humbled enough to listen.”
For reasons he did not understand at the time, Wid felt a “physical presence, a tugging” and was compelled to pray in a circle with a few other inmates several days after his arrest. “I was literally overwhelmed by the power of God. Instantly I knew, I was aware on a level beyond my senses, outside of emotion and rational reasoning, that Jesus Christ is real, that He lives. “The tomb is empty” kept repeating in my head, over and over.”
A few weeks after his conversion experience, Wid met Deacon Lainis who was conducting a Bible study at the jail. “I was drawn to Harry. I knew that God had sent this man to help me, to be my guide.” For the next three years, as Wid Bastian struggled through a contentious sentencing process, Deacon Harry ministered to Wid, teaching and counseling him in the tradition of Greek Orthodox Christianity.
“Harry made a special efort to visit me on Saturdays. He was a light in a dark place. A true friend.”
It was during this time that Wid Bastian penned Solomon’s Porch. “The book wrote itself. I felt like more of a scribe than an author. The Holy Spirit guided my hand.”
Solomon’s Porch is a novel about God acting boldly and directly through unlikely messengers..

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: I would!

From the Book: Of all of the places in all of the world, this was the last one Peter Carson ever expected to call home. He came from a good family, and had been blessed with a privileged upbringing and a pampered lifestyle, but all that was history. Now he was stuck here in this purgatory, in the sweltering July heat of South Carolina, methodically mowing the grass at a federal prison camp. Once he traded futures and options and managed millions of dollars. Now all he had to exchange was his pint of milk for an extra cookie at chow. It was nearly as depressing as it was humiliating. 

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Wid Bastian


Wid Bastian lives in St. George Utah but frequents Southern California to visit his son and daughter. He’s a novelist and screenwriter.

MY FAVORITE HOBBY: I would rather play golf than eat.



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