from among the best that independent authors have to offer.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Recommended Reads - June 10th

From the very best independent authors....

Elaine Raco Chase
Video Vixen
A provocative, erotic romance - Enjoy what happens when the cast of Always Tomorrow decides to gaslight an investigative reporter who they feel is out to 'get' their number one rated soap opera. Vixen Mallory aka Vikki Kirkland takes wanton aim at Dan Falkner - determined he'll never know their secrets! 

"A gourmet treat - 5 Stars!" Barbra Critiques
"Her multitude of fans will love Vixen. Her propensity for creating strong characters, witty dialogue and tumultuous love scenes make all her books winners and eagerly waited." Affaire de Coeur Magazine
"A real sizzler. A marvelous conjuror of provocative and delicious situation comedy, Elaine has worked her magic again in VIDEO VIXEN!" Romantic Times Magazine

Allen Schatz
Game 7: Deadball
Major league umpire Marshall Connors believes a vacation cut short is a reasonable price to pay for the opportunity to work the World Series. But that price rapidly escalates when he finds himself in the middle of more than the game on the field. Secrets, lies, and revenge spark a fiery collision between past and present and Marshall quickly realizes some things are better left alone.

"Brilliant. This book has universal appeal. There's suspense, mystery, love, drama, Feds, crooks, etc. Best of all the backdrop is America's favorite past time: Baseball. Batter up!"
~ Tim L. (Screenwriter, Philadelphia, Pa)
"For a casual mystery reader and an avid baseball fan, the book was a fun ride, good read."
~ Jay G. (Magazine Executive, New York, NY)
"A captivating read! It has an edgy Grisham-like quality to it." ~ Cindy B. (Retired, Mom, Philadelphia, PA)

Mel Comley
Impeding Justice

DI Lorne Simpkins' nemesis is back. This time her whole family is under threat. Can Lorne overcome personal and professional obstacles and finally bring The Unicorn to justice? A fast-paced thriller that will leave you hanging on to the edge of your seat. Second Edition.4

Review by: jeanette hiestand on Feb. 22, 2011 : (no rating)
Mel Comley has definitely been added to my list of favorite authors. This is a must read book if you are a thriller fan.The characters are great, the plot is rich with twist and turns and surprises. The action grabs you from page one and holds on to the very end. I was very excited when the sequel "Final Justice" came out because I just had to know where the story would take me next. No disappointment there. It was as good a book as this one.

Valerie Douglas
Song of the Fairy Queen.
It's said of Fairy that if you're in dire need and you call their name they'll come. With his castle under siege and young son in his arms, High King Oryan couldn't be in more dire need. With only his High Marshal, Morgan and a handful of Morgan's men at his back, there's only one direction left to run... up. And only one ally to whom he can turn. 
Kyriay, the Queen of the Fairy.

Review by: Marco
Engrossing, captivating, thrilling. A great read for those that love to read about magic, action, and romance.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

M. Edward McNally - The Sable City
The Trade Houses of the Miilark Islands control the shipping lanes linking four diverse continents across the blue vastness of the Interminable Ocean. The Houses are represented abroad by the Guilders; men and women skilled in business and burglary, salesmanship and swordplay, merchandising and musketry. Tilda Lanai has trained for years to take her place among them, but now the House she is to serve is imperiled by the sudden death of the House Lord. Scenting blood in the water, rival Houses begin to circle. The desperate search for an exiled heir takes Tilda across a war-torn continent and to the gates of the Sable City, where centuries ago dark magic almost destroyed the world. Along with a sinister sorceress, a broken-hearted samurai, and a miscreant mercenary long on charm but lousy with a crossbow, Tilda must brave the demon-infested ruins to find the heir who may yet save her House.

I love a book with a strong female lead and none come any bolder than McNally’s characterization of Tilda. In a world of magic, Tilda must make her way to the Sable City to find the exiled heir to the House she serves.
McNally’s writing is laden with captivating descriptions of a unique world and filled with mind boggling details. The world that McNally is able to bring from his creative mind and put to paper is beautiful, yet dangerous, dark and mystic.
This is a must read for any sci-fi lover and other readers as well. The is a book to take time with and let yourself become part of the excitement that McNally has created for our enjoyment.

Lili Tufel - Sand
Dallas is a Special Forces Lieutenant who is driven by his promise to protect the Colonel’s daughter Abby from an opium drug lord. He is torn between duty and his love for her and when he discovers that the drug lord's charming—murderous son has befriended Abby, there's no limit to how far he is willing to go to protect her.
This was a great book from beginning to end. I could not put it down! The relationships between the main characters intermingled in such a way as you were compelled to find out what happened to them in the end. The switching and changing between settings was handled in a clear and concise manner and never at any point were you confused as to what was going on. And there was a shock ending that was a total surprise! All in all a great book, well done Lili, please let's have more!

Sibel Hodge - Fourteen Days Later
When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend’s best work trousers, it’s time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought that it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse.
Helen’s life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a fourteen-day, life-changing challenge. Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe’s brother, Kalem.
How will Kalem and Helen get together when she’s too foolish to realize that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem’s Turkish Cypriot family react when they find out?
Is it really possible to change your life in fourteen days?

"This story was impossible for me to put down. I just wanted to see what was going to happen to Helen next. Whether her adventure was funny, embarrassing, or sad, the author always managed to end it with a lighter note. Ayshe is the best friend Helen could have and her family is very real; not perfect, but loving enough to include Helen. Kamel is very handsome, but he also has his faults. The often sarcastic dialogue is witty and well written, and Helen's adventures are often bizarre and always funny. Helen is very easy to relate to and I liked her immediately. I also enjoyed that the author included a bit of her Turkish-Cypriot culture in the story. This story is a must for readers of romantic comedy." - Coffee Time Romance & More