Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tell Us About Your Book

We haven't done this for a while, so here goes. If you have a book already out or to be released, please tell us what it's about, but make it short, as if you were giving an elevator pitch. Also, please leave one buy link.

If you're not an author, maybe you'd like to mention a book you particularly liked or plan to read. Or, just check over what you see here and you might find something you'll like to read.

I'll start with Killer Career, my romantic suspense, about a lawyer whose career change could be a killer. She has no idea her mentor not only writes about murders, but also participates in them. When she learns the law partner she's leaving may mean more to her than she'd thought, it could be too late for both of them.

Available in print at Amazon, ebooks for 99 cents on Kindle and Smashwords.

Now, let's hear about more books!

Morgan Mandel


J D Webb said...

Hi, Morgan. My latest is Smudge.
A small town paralegal wipes a smudge off her ATM screen and it's blood. Then she hears a moan. Should she go into the alley? She does. And yes, she shouldn't have.
Look for it on Kindle.

Evelyn David said...

Hi Morgan,

Lottawatah Twister is the sixth book in the Brianna Sullivan Mysteries ebook series. A novella-length story, Lottawatah Twister continues the spooky, yet funny saga of psychic Brianna Sullivan who planned to travel the country in her motor home looking for adventure, but unexpectedly ended up in a small town in Oklahoma. In Lottawatah Twister, a powerful tornado wreaks destruction on everything in its path and stirs up some unsettled ghosts. This book and the entire series is available at Amazon Also at and Smashwords.

max said...

August 1, When The Lights Go Out was published. This book is for readers 8 – 13 so we never forget 9/11. It's timed for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this september.

When the Lights Go Out

Infogypsy said...

Night Noise, an ecothriller with romantic elements, came out in July, published by Turquoise Morning Press:

Murder can ruin a spring morning. And destroy everything Miller Abel has loved and trusted. Her family murdered, Miller is living in the dead zone and planning revenge, when FBI antiterrorist agent, Robert Matisse, knocks on her door. Grabbing at the opportunity to work with him and unravel a connection between the murders and his ecoterrorism case, she throws herself into the path of a killer and there’s no way Matisse can stop her.

Available at Amazon (, Barnes and Noble and various sites both in download and trade paperback

Maggie Toussaint said...

My latest release is a mystery titled "On The Nickel" which is the second in my Cleopatra Jones mystery series. In the story, Mama's car ran over the mean church lady, but who was behind the wheel?

This book is only out in hardcover. Even though I'm posting a link to Amazon, if the price is too high for you, please request this book at your library. It's a must read!

Maggie Toussaint
mystery and romance author

Eileen Thornton said...

My novel, The Trojan Project is an action thriller. It tells the story of what happens when a chemical weapon is unleashed in the north of England.

Previously published in the UK in 2008, it is going to be republished in the USA in November. No doubt it will be available on Amazon.

Mitzi Szereto said...

My newest release is "Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts," a raunchy retake on the Jane Austen classic!

Shannon Clark said...

My latest is "Quilochet" a romantic drama/fiction
A legal assistant's accident turns her current world upside down as her luck starts to change, but is it for the better? She encounters conflicts of moral and legal lines while at the same time receiving the greatest gift she knows she doesn't deserve - A man's heart.
Available through

Angela K Roe said...

Hi Morgan, Carried Away is my new book. It's a series of short stories that will be added to each month and it follows the passengers in various compartments on a train. We see small snapshots of their lives as they ride the train to new adventures in their lives. It's available on Smashwords and Amazon.

R. Ann Siracusa said...

My latest is a time travel romance (Novella length) entitled A Time For Melody. BLURB: Melody appeared out of nowhere and captured Brandon's heart with her flaming red hair, hypnotic light-gray eyes, and an intense distant way of speaking, as though she knew a lot more than she let on. Now Brandon is about to find out how much more that really is. e-book, Amazon, B&N, Sapphire Blue Publishing.

Janis Susan May said...

LURE OF THE MUMMY is a horror novella about a sad-sack translator named Bert in my beloved Cairo whose life becomes entangled with an cat mummy. Surely it has to be just another ancient votive mummy, but after everything suddenly starts going right in Bert's life, he can't be sure. Only thing is, everything has its price.

An comment - LURE OF THE MUMMY is not only my first horror novella, it is the first one ever published by Carina Press or by its parent company, Harlequin. Does that make me a groundbreaker or a guinea pig?

Jean Henry Mead said...

Homegrown terrorism is the theme of Murder on the Interstate but the book is tempered with humor and romance. Dana Logan and Sarah Cafferty, two 60-year old feisty amateur sleuths discover the body of a young woman in her Mercedes convertible along a nothern Arizona highway, and they learn of a terrorist plot to take down the country, based on today's headlines. Carolyn Hart blurbed the book, as did many others. It's avalable at on Kindle for $2.99 and the print and Nook editions will be available later this month.

Elle said...

Hi Morgan,
To Catch A Crook is the second book in the To Catch series. A London archivist has been murdered and now professor Lindy Kellerman is on the lam from the London cops who think she did it, and the killer who wants something she has. There's only one thing to do, find her sweetie Detective Fraser MacKinnon up in Scotland and hope he can bail her out of this mess. How the heck did a soap star, Santa Claus and a Bollywood diva get mixed up in murder?
To Catch A Crook now at
To Catch A Cop at Amazon Kindle and Fictionwise

Marian Allen said...

Thanks for this opportunity, Morgan!

I have a new one coming out this month, but the current book is a fantasy, EEL'S REVERENCE.

With corrupt priests, greedy merchants and rebellious parishioners bracing for battle, "true" priest Aunt Libby wins the hearts and minds of some of the humans and mermayds around her. If they aren't enough, if they fail her under pressure, the best the people of The Eel can hope for is a brutal suppression. The worst is a bloodbath that will made the sea run red.

Available on Kindle, Nook and at OmniLit in multiple electronic formats.

Marian Allen
Fantasies, mysteries, comedies, recipes

Helen Ginger said...

Angel Down has a plan. After ten years on the streets, she’s going home to ask her mother why she loved her one day, then threw her out like garbage the next. To do that, she needs three things: her high school diploma, a car and a gun.
(Work in Progress)

Debra St. John said...

I have a comtemporary romance novella coming out in November called "A Christmas to Remember". Think cozy ski lodge and a handsome, mysterious stranger with a secret.

For a blurb and an excerpt, visit my web-site:

Mary Jo Burke said...

All Hours Trading is about Ann Milton, financial planner for the undead and supernaturally challenged. Vampire Lance Cheron is her most important client. She thinks he sat at the Round Table with King Arthur and they didn’t play bridge.

First, a cute stockbroker sits beside her on the train. If only he'd pay for his own ticket. Then Lance's age-old enemy reappears: a dried-up hag after his money. If she’s Guinevere, Ann will croak. These challenges are nothing compared to her dream: a baby. Undead procreation is impossible. Or is it? Paging Dr. Merlin?

Available at

Mike Orenduff said...

Hi Morgan,

What a fun thing to do on your blog. My latest Pot Thief books (#4 in the series) is THE POT THIEF WHO STUDIED ESCOFFIER, described by The El Paso Times as, "the perfect fusion of murder, mayhem and margaritas. It is best enjoyed in the fading glow of a Southwestern sunset, a fire crackling beside you, a faithful dog at your feet."

Carlene Rae Dater said...

I have several out but my favorite is ROMAN CIRCUS

When Harmony Jane Jones loses her cat, her car, her job and her boyfriend, all within the space of a week, she does what any twenty-something woman would do—she runs away and joins the circus. With finesse rather than a whip, Harmony takes charge of her life, finds a new career and possibly the man of her dreams.
Available at:

Anonymous said...

Here's mine .....

A scientific breakthrough in Einstein-Rosen Bridges, or wormholes, is stolen by a group of misguided M.I.T. graduate students. They scheme to usher in a global science-based oligarchy. Greed, betrayal, murder, mayhem, spiritual contemplation, and unconditional love define the power-play struggle in this fast-paced suspense thriller of technology gone too far.

As the death toll mounts, will Chase Manhattan and a multi-faceted cast of characters escape their hit list and destroy the discovery which threatens life as we know it?

T. Forehand said...

My newest book is The Cancer Prayer Book, a pocket book of quick prayers for those going through the diagnosis and treatment for cancer. Great gift for a loved one when you just don't know what to say. It is on Amazon or through the publisher at
It is a tough subject so thanks for the opportunity to share.


Roseanne Dowell said...

Your book sounds great. I love mysteries.
Double the Trouble available from MuseItUp Publishing
Two murders and two men, one with five-year old twin daughters, complicate life for Kate Wesley. When the identical twin sister of one of the murder victims arrives in town more confusion erupts. Can Kate sort through this mess that has suddenly become her life?

Kathy Otten said...

He's sworn to bring her to justice, but only she can heal his wounded heart.

Lost Hearts is a full-length historical western romance available in e-format and print from your favorite book seller.

PamelaTurner said...

Thank you for the opportunity!

Death Sword is an urban fantasy/paranormal short novel.

When Karla Black is fatally stabbed and brought back to life as a half-human angel of death, she finds herself pitted against her new boss, Samael, who resents her relationship with Xariel, his ex-lover.

Death Sword is available from Amazon and Lyrical Press

Philip F. Harris said...

The Second Coming of Humanity is Book III of the WAKING GOD TRILOGY; Book I is titled The Journey Begins and Book II, The Sacred Rota. The series has been called “epic in scope,” and New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony says, “It will make you think.” Focusing on ‘worn out religious dogma’ as one of the leading causes of human strife, the Trilogy turns the mythical world of good vs. evil on its head.

Jan Marquart said...

Kate's Way, my first novel, is a testament that life can began anew at any time and at any age. Kate strikes out on her own after an unwanted divorce kicks her out of her home. She drives across the country and stops in Maine, buys a fixer-upper and meets five homeless men who help her rebuild both the house and their lives. now an ebook on Enjoy !!Jan Marquart

Ann Herrick said...

The Farewell Season

Eric used to think he'd live forever, but not any more. As football season starts, he hopes he can live normally again after the death of his father, but his refusal to face his grief results in anger at his coach, fights with his sister, resenting added responsibilities, and disillusionment with football. It takes a special relationship with a girl dealing with the divorce of her parents to see he is angry with his father for dying and the way to get through grief is by grieving.

For more information:

Cheryl said...

Little Shepherd is the story of Obed, a five-year-old shepherd, who is in the fields outside Bethlehem when the angels appear to announce the Savior’s birth. Can he trust that the miracle of the first Christmas will keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King?

John Klawitter said...

As my book trailer up on YouTube says, "The Freight Train of Love" is a classic war romance, thriller, suspense, love story, murder mystery...sort of. The protagonista, Clair Moore is reluctantly involved in a complex relationship with aging Hollywood Superwriter Jack Larch. Brilliant, grumpy and on some levels worthy of love, Jack has screwed up every relationship he's ever had. And worse, a string of his ex-wives and girlfriends have ended up missing or dead. As Clair seeks to extricate herself from this mess, Jack's best friend dies, and he seems to need Clair as never before...

Stephanie Barko said...

NY Times bestselling nonfiction author Jim Dent is releasing the inspirational story of Longhhorn Freddie Steinmark who played football with cancer from '67-'71. You may comment to win a signed hardcover of "Courage Beyond The Game" on my blog at
through August 14.

Linda Cassidy Lewis said...

Thanks for this opportunity, Morgan!

The Brevity of Roses is the story of Jalal Vaziri who has looks, money, women—and a habit of running from reality. When he abandons New York to reinvent himself in California, he thinks he’s running from a father who hates him, a career mistake, and endless partying. When an intriguing woman enters his life, he believes all his dreams are coming true. But that dream dissolves into nightmare, and Jalal flees again. Only this time, his retreat is blocked by a woman who challenges him to face what he’s really trying to outrun.

Available at Amazon in print and digital.

Patricia Green said...

Hi, Morgan. I had 3 come out in one week, the first week in June. One is the erotic novella, Snowy and the Seven Wharves. It's a twisted version of the classic fairy tale, but there are no dwarves in this one. Snow White is in the WITSEC program, trying to escape her evil step mother. Guarding her is Doc DuMont, a sexy Deputy Marshal. They don't always get along so well, but their attraction can't be denied.

Nancy Lynn Jarvis said...

Hi Morgan,
What a fun idea. In The Widow's Walk League,the newly released fourth book in the Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries series, Santa Cruz husbands are being murdered. The local news media is buzzing because a dark-clad figure witnesses describe as Death has been seen lurking nearby each time a murder is committed.
When new widows start hiring real estate agent Regan McHenry to sell their houses, she discovers all the murdered men have something in common: their wives belong to a walking group called The Widow’s Walk League.
No wonder Regan is worried when the group’s leader starts paying special attention to her husband, Tom.
See all books in print and e-format at

Unknown said...

Hi, Morgan--looks like I'm a little late, but I do have a title and link:

THE STARS AT NIGHT-a Five Heart Review and Book of the Week from The Romance Studio--a sweet romance. Available from Amazon:

Also available on-line at B&N.

Thank you--Celia Yeary

Sandy Semerad said...


Here's a little about my new release Hurricane House: A hurricane hits a Florida Fishing village with a murderer at large. Catastrophe investigator Maeva Larson investigates the storm damage, risking her own life when she gets too close to the murderer. Midwest Book Review gave Hurricane House five stars and called it a "must read mystery."

It's available from Amazon and everywhere books are sold.

Bastet said...

Hi, Morgan,

My book, The God's Wife, came out yesterday, so great timing. It bends genres with historical fiction (ancient Egypt) and mysticism. It's about a young priestess, the God's Wife of Amun, who's in a sticky situation. Somehow, a contemporary woman is contacting the God's wife in dreams, and as the two parallel worlds come together, there may be an answer to save the God's wife's life. But why are the two worlds intersecting, and must one woman give her life so that the other may live?

Thanks for letting me use this space to promo my book!
Lynn Voedisch

Unknown said...

Can the promise of Odessa's sweet lips be enough to lure Zach from the secret mission that has his gut twisted in a knot?

First chapter of my latest historical western romance is up today at http://mizging.blogspotcom

Thanks, Morgan.

Lauryn Christopher said...

It’s a bad idea to piss off a professional assassin, and Meg Harrison - corporate spy and sometimes assassin - is definitely pissed off. Not only has a new, and very irritating client hired her to kill her own sister, but to top it all off, Meg didn't even know she *had* a sister. For Meg, this is a contract that hits a little too close to home.

Conflict of Interest
(on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords. $3.99

Morgan - Thanks for this wonderful invitation! --Lauryn

P. A. Deuson said...


Life is what happens when you're looking elsewhere. SUPERIOR LONGING, a mystery is set during the frigid spring on the beautiful and harsh southern shore of Lake . When Neva Moore's uncle drowns and the details of his death are slippery and self-serving, her pursuit of the truth weaves through small town politics, smuggling, and superstition, to end where it all began, back in the family and another death in an icy lake.


P. A. Deuson

Simon Marshland said...

For those who like to enjoy a short break to take their mind off things. My new book A Case of Black Rock and other stories at
could be be just the ticket.

Paula Martin said...

Thanks for this opportunity. My contemporary romance,
His Leading Lady,
is set in London's West End theatre world. It is currently #4 on Whiskey Creek Press bestseller list.

Jess Harper's life is turned upside down when Lora, her twin sister, disappears. Jess decides to pose as her sister in order to save Lora's theatrical career. Attraction sparks between her and arrogant director Kyle Drummond, but Jess begins to wonder if she is just a substitute, in real life as well as in the show.

Available as e-book or paperback from Whiskey Creek Press
or Amazon or Fictionwise.

Mona Risk said...

OSIRIS' MISSING PART is a paranormal fantasy set in Egyptian Mythology.

With action, humor and emotion, the story will take you on an arm-chair journey through Ancient Egypt as the gods Isis and Osiris search for his missimg member and godly power.

For $5.24 at Ellora's Cave:

Mona Risk

Nicole weaver said...


Thanks for doing this! My latest is a kindle ebook: My Birthday is September Eleven and Other Short Stories. A collection of short for middle school students. Teachers and parents can use the stories to discuss the importance of showing compassion to others.

Nicole Weaver

Cellophane Queen said...

May as well throw my book in the blog:

Missing, Assumed Dead
by Marva Dasef
Published by MuseItUp Publishing

Prejudice, murder, insanity, suicide: Every small town has its secrets.

When Kameron McBride receives notice she's the only living relative of a missing man she's never even heard of, the last thing she wants to do is head to some half-baked Oregon town to settle his affairs. Her suspicions rise when the probate Judge isn't really a judge and tries too hard to buy the dead man's worthless property. Kam probes deeper into the town's secrets and finds almost no one she can trust. She must find out what really happened to her dead relative before someone in this backward little town sends her to join him.

And she thought Oregon was going to be boring.

Unknown said...

The Bodyguard and the Bodyguard - Book 5 of The Bodyguard series.

The bodyguard needs a bodyguard, whether she wants one or not.

Natasha isn’t sure what’s worse, being on the run from a crime boss or dealing with Striker, her overprotective former fiancé, who insists on being her bodyguard. Striker’s committed to keeping Natasha safe, even at the cost of his own life, but Natasha’s not willing for him to make that sacrifice. Can the two work together long enough to keep Natasha alive or will their problems interfere?

The bodyguard needs a bodyguard, whether she wants one or not.

Protection specialist Natasha Chamberlain isn’t sure what’s worse, being on the run from a crime boss or dealing with Jonce Striker, her overprotective former fiancé, who insists on being her bodyguard. Striker’s committed to keeping Natasha safe, even at the cost of his own life, but Natasha’s not willing for him to make that sacrifice. Can the two work together long enough to keep Natasha alive or will their problems interfere?

Heather Haven said...

Hi Morgan! A Wedding to Die For, the 2nd book in the humorous Alvarez Family Murder Mystery Series, is my latest published ebook as well as print. A wedding without a groom can put a crimp in anybody's nuptials, so when the groom gets arrested for murder, Maid of Honor, Lee Alvarez, and the rest of the Alvarez Clan are off in search of the real killer and the best tamales ever. Can be found at Amazon, B&N, and all fine Bay Area bookstores.
Thanks for the plug!

Vivienne Diane Neal said...

My book Malicious Acts, is an anthology of five fictional short stories, focusing on men and women who will stop at nothing to get what they want. If it means disguising themselves as benevolent individuals and destroying lives along the way, they are up for the thrill. They will use romance, lust, greed, manipulation and deceit as preludes to suck unsuspecting people out of their nest egg. Receive a 20% discount if you order your printed copy or PDF format now at

Jackie King said...

This is fun! Thanks, Morgan. My cozy mystery THE INCONVENIENT CORPSE starts like this:

Opening paragraph:
“Grace Cassidy stared at the stranger’s body. He was about sixty, pot-bellied, naked, and very dead. She knew he was dead because his skin was the color of concrete. Worst of all, he was lying smack dab in the middle of her bed.”

Jackie King

Carolyn J. Rose said...

Hi all, An Uncertain Refuge is a suspense novel set on the Oregon Coast.
A child orphaned by violence. A woman sworn to protect and raise him. A killer come to claim him. A few deadly minutes in An Uncertain Refuge.
99 cents through Labor Day

Anna Mullins said...

Check out my new released memoir, Confessions Of A Crazy Fox, on Amazon and Nook Books and All Things That Matter Press's website. I've been told it's even hotter than Peyton Place and Dallas because it's a REAL true story about how we acted in Texas in the 20th century in small towns.
Anna Maria Kolojaco Mullins

L. Diane Wolfe said...

My last book was The Circle of Friends, Book V...Heather - and it featured the most ornery character I've ever written!
Moving more into non-fiction and now I'm working on a book about publishing & promoting that ties in with seminars I teach.

Pamela K. Kinney said...

Just released last month from Schiffer Publishing (find it here: ) my third nonfiction ghost book:
Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, & Other Haunted Locations.

Take a step back into ghostly history as you tour Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown in the Historic Triangle. Visit Jamestown Island where Captain John Smith and the first English colonists settled. Stroll around Yorktown and follow the same footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington as they walked along Duke of Gloucester Street. Hear odd noises and see apparitions at the Peyton Randolph House, Cornwallis's Cave, Wells's Corner, Sherwood Forest, the Rosewell Plantation, and many, many other places. Be prepared to get to know the ghosts of this Historic Triangle and its surrounding areas. They're dying for you to read their stories.

It's 192 pages and has 121 color images. And if not already out (besides Schiffer) by August 28th it will be out completely.

Pamela K. Kinney said...

As sapphire phelan, my new releasse is the sequel to Being Familiar With a Witch: A Familiar Tangle With Hell. It's an erotic urban fantasy.

Tina and Charun thought it was all over and that their life would be normal—well, as normal as it could be for an immortal Witch and her demon Familiar. Except there was another prophesy, one that laid claim that if Lucifer snatches Tina and mates with her before the last chime before midnight of the new year and gets her pregnant with his son, that the real Armageddon would begin, spelling the end of life as they knew it.

When Tina is stolen away, Charun, along with Jacokb the archangel, must race against time into the bowels of Hell to rescue her. But with demons, Lucifer, and a cute demon bunny with fangs out of a Monty Python nightmare, out to stop them and Heaven not lending a hand, will Tina become the mother of the Antichrist and the start of a new Hell on Earth?

Also on Kindle too. said...

Morgan, thanks for this opportunity. My first book, Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?-A Story of Divorce, Boulden Publishing 2008, is a fiction story about two boys living in a shared custody situation which makes them disorganized. But with the help of a teacher, the boys find a way to become more organized and they come to accept their parents' divorce. My new picture book coming out this fall is called, Ruth The Sleuth and The Messy Room. Stay tuned for more info on it. I'll be on the first list of a new publisher.

Margaret Koch said...

I love this. Thanks! I have a fast-paced five-book series out -- My main character is a psychologist, Barb, whose world crashes into chaos when the bastard son of a crime cartel walks into her office asking for marital therapy with the wife he intends to kill. The titles are: Blonde Joke, Camp Soul, Song of the Monster, Power in the Blood, and To Kill an Echo.
They've gotten excellent reviews and are available everywhere e-books lurk. The link to the latest one is:
The sixth installment will be out by year's end.
Margaret Koch

J K Maze said...

Murder By Mistake is the first book in a mystery series where Mollie Fenwick, a young window, discovers she has the gift of precognition. When she "sees" a woman murdered in her apartment, she has to find the killer before he finds her. And what about the dead artist stalking her?

Joan K. Maze
writing as J. K. Maze

Unknown said...

When their daughter's family is murdered by pirates, Mariah and Ashton go hunting for vengeance, but the privateers turn out to be a greater danger than the Half-Elven imagined.

Title: "Taking Vengeance"
Author: M. K. Theodoratus
Publisher: WolfSinger Press

MartaWrites said...

Wee Three, brings to life the wondrous discovery and untarnished innocence of one’s childhood. It combines the whimsical with the wistful, and the frequently humorous poems are sure to delight children, parents and grandparents alike.
Throughout its pages the reader is taken on a poetic trip back in time to the simpler, carefree years of our youth, when nothing was more important than chasing bumblebees or taking jovial walks through the snow. This is truly a book for generations to enjoy, especially when they can enjoy it together!
Each piece is its own delightful gem. The melodically rhyming verses, wonderfully illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, capture the curiosity that small children have for their own little universe, as they wonder about nature, pets and, most of all, the behavior of grown-ups. There's a prevailing sense throughout the book that these activities are a crucial part of growing up.

Author Peg Herring said...

Hi, Morgan! Great idea.
My current book is the first of a series. THE DEAD DETECTIVE AGENCY begins when Tori wakes up on a luxurious ship with no memory of booking a vacation but with a clear memory of being murdered. In order to find out who wanted her dead and why, she joins eccentric but efficient detective Seamus, and from there, things get interesting. Available at bookstores and for all e-readers.

Anonymous said...

I love this thread too. Thanks for this! I love hearing writers describing their books and I love being reminded about them.


Anonymous said...

I meant to add some books I have enjoyed and am enjoying.

I think this is a lovely time of year to be reading about the chilly setting and neat mystery of "The Blue Hackle" by Lillian Stewart Carl. I liked being immersed in this mystery. I hope she will do another of this series as I want to see what this duo would do next -- maybe at their first anniversary in this same wonderful Scottish setting. "The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy" was fun though I feared I might gain weight while just reading about happy houring with Hubie and his friend. I will read all of these. Tana French's "In the Woods" was hard to put down and I read it fast. I look forward to the rest of her work. Something lighter like one of Alice Duncan's novels, maybe "Fallen Angels" is good to read at the same time as a heavy choice and is cheering and charming and thought provoking even while discussing murder. I read Mary Roberts Rinehart for the first time in years when I snagged a copy of "The Window at the White Cat" from my favorite used bookstore & was reminded of why I like her so much. Right now, I am reading "Pretty is as Pretty Dies" and "Negative Image."

Brenda, a reader

Ruth said...

Mystery, fantasy, adventure, and whimsical humor can all be found within the pages of Swamp Mist by my son W. David MacKenzie. You will enjoy encounters with such characters as a mythical Skunk Ape; an innovative detective doling out justice in his own unique way; a dream stealer; an Aztec would-be priest who learns to seize the moment; a baker who doesn't know when to quit, and others. M. E. Landress, author of Sour Grapes has said these are "Exemplary stories crafted with both an edgy darkness and a sly sense of humor."

Fiona McGier said...

Hi Morgan! I really like when you do this. As I was driving home from work tonight I heard a new song on the local college indy-rock channel. The song was about his "dirty little girl, she gives it away for free, she doesn't love me, but I'm in love with my dirty, little girl..."
My latest book is about a college student who tells the hero she is trying to get the college to let her minor in sex, because it's what she likes the most about being there! He can only spare one night a week from his medical studies, but they both start to look forward to that one night. Just when he gets her to agree to give up other men, they graduate and she moves out of state. He becomes rich and successful, but in the middle of a divorce, he decides to go find her, to see if he can still convince her they belong together.
"Two For Tuesday".
Available at Amazon, but better-priced through my publisher:

Debra Woodard said...

Hi My name is Debra Woodard and I just have two Poetry Books Published in book form and my second Book is also available in Electronic form and Kindle. My Book are about Love Sorrow, Family,Death and life.I am planning on trying my luck on a Novel but have no Idea of what to write about let lone how to get started. I haven't wrote anything in a while as I have kind of a writers block. Well anyways just thought I would post about my books and just wondered what gets you all inspirered to write what you do.

David DeLee said...

Hi Morgan,
Thank you for this marketing opportunity.
My first Grace deHaviland bounty hunter novel is available now in e-book at all the usual places. Grace is hired to track down a white collar criminal who's jumped bail. As is often the case, the assignment becomes harder and more dangerous than she first imagined. Here's the link to Amazon.

Anonymous said...

The Arktians -Spiral Andromeda- have discovered that some-one or some-thing is manipulating the phase state of space. Redesigning super-strings. The consequences deadly.

J. H. Bográn said...

Does twenty year in prison allows you to keep the money you stole? Bill Porter thinks so, and he's hired The Falcon to go get the money.
What Bill doesn't know is that his former cell mate is plotting to take the money, too.
Treasure Hunt is available here:

Earl Staggs said...

My offering is a labor of love. Over the years, I've had many short stories published in magazines and anthologies and I'm very proud of each one. It bothered me that they were gathering dust in my hard drive, so I bundled sixteen of them in both ebook and print form. Learn more about SHORT STORIES OF EARL STAGGS - Tales of Mystery from Hardboiled to Humor at:

Peter G Mackie said...

I would like to interest you in my book of poetry "Poems of Youth and Turbulence", which was published on 6th July by the leading mental health publisher Chipmunkapublishing as a sequel to my novel "The Madhouse of Love", which written at the age of 17, is based on my own experiences as a teenager in a psychiatric unit.

The poems range from my early teens to mid-20s, many of the later poems dealing with lost love and depression, reflecting the sadness of an unhappy young man who had fallen from a previous state of ecstasy into melancholy.

"Poems of Youth and Turbulence" is available from the publisher or from Amazon at

Just reviewed said...

Because We Care: Fran Lewis
Think about how many people need help and do not have family members to speak for them or take care of them. Think about how you can make a positive difference in someone’s life: Volunteer: Become A Caregiver. Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your children from Traumatic Brain Injury. Protecting the Elderly is so vital and important. Learn the Causes and Signs of Eldercare Abuse and help STOP IT!
This book is dedicated to two of the most amazing women in my life: My sister, Marcia, who died from Traumatic Brain Injury on July 8, 2010 and my mom, who made me strong, kind, responsible and caring: Ruth who passed away on March 7, 2010. My mom had Alzheimer’s and many other heart related illnesses. She was my voice growing up and I was hers for the past 10 years. If I had to do it again I would.
Special thank you to the nurses on 9 North and 8 North in Albert Einstein Hospital in the Bronx for taking care of my mom and showing such understanding and compassion to all of your patients. To Daria Smith the nurse case manager and Anne the manager on 8 North you are so special and thank you for understanding my mom’s needs and helping me when I needed your assistance.
The proceeds from this book will go for patient care and research for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and research for a cure at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Hospitals in the Bronx.

The book can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble. Books a million, KOBO books and many online resellers in print as E books, Kindle and Nook. Fran Lewis

J. M. Barlog said...

Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams. Some stories stir our hearts; some stir our minds--and some stir our very souls. New on your Nook/Kindle.

Kaye George said...

Thanks for this window!

CHOKE: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery

When Uncle Huey is found murdered in his diner in tiny Saltlick, TX, a half-frozen package of mesquite-smoked sausage stuffed down his throat, Imogene Duckworthy, a single mother who longs to be a PI, gets her chance to solve a real crime.

Links to paperback and ebook at

Cynthia said...

Help Wanted, Human: No Experience Necessary is an autobiographical journal of one Stephen Wytrysowski, alien interpreter. If you'd like to get a behind the scenes view of what it's like to work for the alien ambassadors check Steve's book out, just keep in mind, he's a dork. his second book Help Wanted, Human: Paid Holidays comes out in April and tells all about Christmas with the aliens. Get it at

max said...

Youtube videos covering my adventures & mysteries for readers 8 - 13, especially boys

Bastet said...

My novel, THE GOD'S WIFE, just came out on Tuesday and is available as an e-book or paperback from Fiction Studio Books. It's a historical fiction (ancient Egypt) with lots of mysticism and magic. It features the real role of the God's Wife of Amun, a priestess who was second in power to the pharaoh, who is having trouble with the politicians in the palace. Somehow a contemporary woman is sensing her problems in deep dreams about Egypt. Their worlds begin to come together.
What is pulling their worlds together? Is it magic or science? And who will live or die?

The book is available on,, iBook at iTunes and other sources that sell e-books. The paperback is at only.

Sherry Shumard said...

My book Jake's Mysterious Island Heartbroken Promises 3 just came out last month. The story is about 2 sisters Vicky and Miranda Wainright who move down south to Jake's Island. Miranda marries the rich and handsome Jake Lee Jamison. His brother Jordan is in love with Vicky but she is pregnant by another man named Noah. Jake's ex-wife Emily kidnaps Vicky and threatens to take her baby from her. Also, Jordan's son is also missing and he can't find him. Being on an island can be dangerous.
The book is available on

Sherry D. Shumard

Sharon K. Garner said...

My latest, hardback only, is Pele's Tears: Love and danger on a Hawaiian flower farm, a hidden trio of bad-luck gems, an obsessed note writer, a friendship that catches fire--again.

Ask for it at your local library if the cost is too great.

Warren Bull said...

Warren Bull,

Thanks for the opportunity. MURDER MANHATTAN STYLE by Ninth Month Press offers short stories from the 1850s to the present in Manhattan, New Your and Manhattan, Kansas.

Links to purchase and on http://warrenbull,com
Goodreads and Amazon

K.S. Brooks said...

Hi Morgan! Thanks for letting me post here.

My new novel, Night Undone, was just released on August 5th. Night Undone follows former Special Agent Kathrin Night as she tries to adjust to civilian life. More than a year after her career-ending injury, she still can’t get the hang of it. This is wearing thin on her lover, Russian FSB Agent Aleksey Khovechkin, who tricks Kathrin into seeing a psychiatrist specializing in post-military/espionage patients. The therapy doesn’t go exactly as Aleksey hopes, but before he can react, Russia recalls him to make him an offer he can’t refuse. Kathrin hatches a scheme to help Aleksey while at the same time reviving her career in espionage. The Vancouver Winter Olympics could be the perfect venue for her plan, but can she pull it off without destroying their relationship, causing an international incident, or getting either of them killed?

Night Undone is published by Cambridge Books and is available online and through in print, e-book, Nook and Kindle.

Elena Dorothy Bowman said...

Hi, Morgan!

Thank you for the opportunity to post my newest novel. Catherine's Ring has just been released in print and is available on The ISBN# is 978-1613860052. A brief description follows:
In a small fictional town in the northeast corner of Massachusetts a mysterious package from out of the past has the residents buzzing. The original recipient had long since passed, and the sender of the package had died at sea in a tragedy that stunned the world. Where had this package been all these years, and why, even if it was postmarked the year it was sent, was it never delivered? When the present day recipient received the mysterious package, he wondered if he opened it, would he be opening a Pandora's Box. But, neither he nor his wife were aware that his thoughts would ring true, or the strange events and entities that would envelop his family and the family of the original sender.

Jeannine said...

Hello Morgan,

My latest book is GIGOLO.

A kidnapping during Carnival in Rio De Janeiro begins a twenty year odyssey of lust, destruction and redemption.

GIGOLO is available from Amazon, fictionwise and from in various electronic forms as well as trade paperback.

I've enjoyed all the posts. Thanks for the opportunity to see what everyone is doing.

Happy Reading!


Jennifer Wilck said...

Hi, my first book is called A Heart of Little Faith.

Lily Livingston is a widow raising her six-year-old daughter, Claire, in New York City. Devastated by her husband’s death three years ago, she’s in no hurry to fall in love again. Besides, trying to balance her career with motherhood leaves her little time for romance.

With a wheelchair instead of a white horse, and a vow against falling in love again as his armor, Gideon Stone is the last person Lily expects to sweep her off her feet. But when a business agreement forces the two of them together, that is exactly what happens.

As they navigate the minefield that fast represents their relationship, can either of them overcome the obstacles to find true happiness in each other’s arms? The answer is yes, but the bumps along the way demonstrate that neither of them can go it alone.

A Heart of Little Faith is available from:

Whiskey Creek Press:



Jane Bierce said...

BLACK-TIE AFFAIR is a mystery-action-romance set in glitzy Palm Beach, Florida and Paris, France with a side-trip to Oil City, PA.

Jean Barbour crashes a charity casino night just to see what it's like and is standing between an Interpol agent and a notorious jewel their -- with a fortune in diamons holding the bodice of her borrowed gown together.

Glitz, glamour, mystery and action -- what more could you want.

Published electronicly by Desert Breeze Publishing.

Mitzi Szereto said...

Please check out my new Gothic-themed short story anthology "Red Velvet and Asbinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance." Available now from booksellers!

Harry Nicholson said...

For a robust Tudor novel (without royal ladies) see 'Tom Fleck' by Harry Nicholson.
The first chapter can be read on my blog:
But here be the blurb:
The year: 1513. The place: North-East England.
Tom Fleck, a downtrodden farm worker but gifted archer, yearns to escape his masters. He unearths two objects that could be keys to freedom: a torque of ancient gold and a Tudor seal ring. He cannot know how these finds will determine his future.
Rachel Coronel craves an end to her wanderings. When the torque comes to rest around the neck of this mysterious woman, an odyssey begins which draws Tom Fleck into borderlands of belief and race.
The seal ring propels Tom on a journey of self-knowledge that can only climax in another borderland, among the ‘flowers of the forest’ on Flodden Field.

It is on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle

@Ruby_Barnes said...

Hi. I have my quirky crime thriller PERIL out on kindle. It's the story of an anti-hero and is set in Ireland. Reviews have been good so far.

Norm Cowie said...

Hi, All,

My new socio-political humor novel, BONK & HEDZ ... A CAVEMAN ... AND WOMAN ... STORY is available on Kindle. Here's the description:

Bonk and his mate Hedz are just an ordinary caveman and cavewoman struggling with the everyday existence that comes when one's place in the food chain isn't all that clear. Then a little caveman shows up and convinces them a neighboring tribe is amassing weapons of mass destruction in preparation for an assault on their village, and everything changes...with hilarious results.


fpotterstone said...

The Ghost Seeker field guide, book 1 is the ultimate guide for newbies...that will teach you and your team,how to ghost hunt like a seasoned professional. And most importantly, how to build a credible and long lasting relationship with all your clients by being respectful,tactful, and just plain professional... You will see,if you follow all the protocols listed in this field guide to the paranormal, you will be light years ahead of every other Ghost Hunting team out there, that are just winging it, And probably burning some bridges along the way...

Ghost Seeker Field Guide Vol: 1

Anonymous said...

available now on Amazon kindle for 99p


By Christopher Marton

The greatest motivation

The darkest desire

A darkly-erotic contemporary drama.

For 17 year old Kevin, how could life get worse? Living in the wilds of rural North Yorkshire, he has a boring job and a stagnant love life. To top it all, he is the Captain of the world’s worst teenage football team – a side for whom a twenty-nil defeat is an improvement in form.

When his motorbike needs expensive repairs after a near-fatal road accident, Kevin takes a desperate gamble. He answers an advert in a local newspaper, and enters into a Faustian pact with the mysterious, sexy Rosemary, a star performer in her specialised field.

Rosemary needs fit young males for her films. Kevin has discovered a way to solve all his troubles at once. Soon, he has all the exciting sex he needs and his highly-motivated football team are crushing all before them on the pitch.

But, off the pitch, his troubles are only just starting.....

Mitzi Szereto said...

I'd like to tell you about my new book release:


It's a quirky new crime novel and the first in the new series from myself, co-authored with my celebrity sidekick bear, Teddy Tedaloo

If you’ve heard of the raunchy teddy bear from the current American hit film “Ted”, you’ll definitely want to meet Normal for Norfolk’s unlikely hero, Thelonious T. Bear, a Mini Cooper-driving teddy from ol’ Blighty!

Pub landlords are being murdered in Norfolk!
Thelonious T. Bear, ursine photojournalist, leaves behind the big city life of London to take an assignment in the Norfolk countryside, where he hopes to find the real England. Instead he stumbles upon gastro-pubs, crazed Audi drivers and murder. As the hapless Thelonious keeps ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time, he attracts the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Horatio Sidebottom of Norfolk Constabulary CID, who’s determined to tie Thelonious to the crimes. Add in a pair of hoods from London’s East End, celebrity TV chef Paolo Louis Black, and plenty of oddball local characters and it all adds up to a madcap journey through England’s most quirky county, where everything is normal for Norfolk!

You can check out the book's website at:

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