Monday, October 31, 2011

Bargain eBooks #363:

Angle of Incidence by Christy Hayes

Genre: Women's Fiction

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)




Gwen Perry has the picture perfect life. Her Washington D.C. based photography business is booming, her husband Rob’s law career is lucrative, and after years of trying, they're only a few months away from the birth of their first child. But when fate intervenes Gwen is left childless and feeling betrayed by her husband. When her college friend and fellow photographer invites her to join him at the photography retreat he's leading, Gwen agrees to go to Colorado despite the consequences to her marriage. But Rob’s not the only one with secrets from the past and her trip down memory lane could burn the bridge leading her back home.

What they're saying about it:

"This book is a really fantastic read, full of heartbreak, secrets, and it shows that love has the power to heal." Bookerellareviews.com

"The book made me cry and laugh and to me... that's a huge success!"--Amazon Reviewer




Misconception by Christy Hayes

Genre: Women's Fiction

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)



Misconception by Christy Hayes, Women's Fiction, Novel, $2.99: Suburban Atlanta stay-at-home mom, Pace Kelly, finds out she’s pregnant three years after her husband Jason’s vasectomy, her once happy marriage is pushed to the breaking point. Forced to put his dream of opening his own architecture firm on hold, Jason Kelly tries to get excited about another baby. But a trip to the urologist leaves him staggered. Despite Pace’s insistence that she hasn’t cheated, Jason is left to wonder if his blueblood wife has finally grown tired of his humble background and their middle class lifestyle. Unable to chalk it up to an error, Jason does the unthinkable. But the truth he discovers is a heavier burden to carry than the innuendo that was eating him alive. Now the tables are turned and he’s left holding a smoking gun. An innocent wife. A desperate husband. A no-win situation. When the smoke clears, will their marriage survive?

What they're saying about it:

"Finishing this book was a little like losing a good friend." Amazon Reviewer

"This is a great summer read, a meaningful tale of trust, distrust and assumptions wrongly placed." Amazon Reviewer

"It's as good as shrimp and grits. Tasty and filling." Amazon Reviewer




Heart of Glass by Christy Hayes

Genre: Romance

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)



When magazine writer Kate Donovan is assigned to profile the building and architectural firm of her first and only love, she heads back to the South Carolina Low Country to face the demons she left behind. Nothing about Danny Flannery?s life is what Kate thought it would be and as the truth is revealed she longs for a big fat do-over. Danny?s made a success of his building firm but is hesitant to participate in a flashy magazine spread. He?s dead-set against it when he realizes the journalist sent to interview him is the only woman he?s ever loved and lost. Under pressure from his business partner, Danny agrees to sit down for an interview with the girl he once knew as Kat Fordham and realizes her name isn?t the only thing that?s changed. When Danny discovers Kate still wears the heart shaped sea glass necklace he made for her years ago, they clear the air and their passion reignites. But Kate?s still keeping secrets to protect their fragile new relationship. With her family estranged and her career on the line, will she come clean before Danny finds out the truth and can Danny risk his heart again for the only woman he?s ever loved?

What they're saying about it:

"Great book to read when you want to relax and be somewhere else." Amazon Reviewer

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bargain eBooks #362:

Hunt For the Chupacabra by Michael Hebler

Type: Short Story

Genre: Western, Thriller

Price: Currently Free!

Where to Get It:

Smashwords (all eBook formats)
Scribd



A retired Confederate tracker pursues the elusive and legendary creature for some well-deserved revenge.

Recently made famous by reports of sightings throughout the western United States, "Hunt for the Chupacabra" is a free short story that begins a new anthology of Old West thriller novels and short stories based on the cultural phenomenon, el chupacabra, "Hunt for the Chupacabra" leads into the events of "Night of the Chupacabra," Book One in the Chupacabra Series available in both trade paperback and eBook formats later this year.

What they're saying about it:

"Well written."--Smashwords Reviewer

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Special Announcement

Be sure to head on over to my Author Blog and enter for a chance to win all of my current releases, plus all of my future releases, in the eBook format of your choice! This is the last weekend that I am accepting entries, and I will be drawing the winner on Tuesday.









Further Information:

For a chance to win all of my eBooks (and all of my upcoming eBooks) as well, please fill out the form on the bottom of the contest page. (Clicking on the picture above will take you there.) Your email address will NOT be given out in the winner annoucement, and will never be displayed on this or any other site. We all get enough spam in our inboxes–we don’t need any more.

Winner receives the releases below:



...plus Thin Hope, an urban fantasy novel (when it is completed next month), the third Destroyers book when completed, and all of my future releases.


Contest ends on November 1, 2011, with the winner drawing soon after.

RULES:

Fortunately, there aren’t many of them!

Contest begins September 24, 2011 and ends at midnight on November 1, 2011.

One entry per person.

Drawing will take place on November 2, 2011, barring any emergencies that may come up on my end, with the winner announcement on November 3, 2011.

The winner will receive all three of my eBooks which are currently available, as well as all future releases before they are available to the public. A valid email address is required to receive the above prize. My eBooks are primarily in the Young Adult fantasy/paranormal genre, although I have a November release coming up that falls into the adult Urban Fantasy genre and an upcoming novella that is a Young Adult Comedy.

Also, be sure to subscribe to this blog so you can keep track of the contest’s progress and receive the winner announcement on time. However, this is optional.

Everyone is eligible to enter! To enter, simply fill out the form on my author page.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bargain eBooks #361:

The Bookie's Runner by Brendan Gisby

Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography/Memoir

Type: Novella

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)
Kobo Books




Bob Dylan wrote the classic song Knockin' on Heaven's Door and thereby unforgettably marked the passing of an otherwise insignificant character in the movie Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid.

Brendan Gisby has written this utterly beautiful novella to honour the short life of his father, a man of seemingly as little significance.

The story is narrated with haunting subtlety, rhythm and depth of feeling by his teenage son as he takes a bus ride back to school for the first day of a new term where he will have to announce his father's sudden death and deal with the resultant reactions without bursting into tears.

He also has to come to terms with the fact that, on reflection, there is a huge amount he doesn't know about his father and that all he is really left with are snippets of personal memories.

Make no mistake, The Bookie's Runner is a modern masterpiece and, in writing it, Brendan Gisby has not only honoured his father, he has ennobled him.

What they're saying about it:

"This book is nothing short of gorgeous. It may be one of the most poignant books I have ever read."--Tiffany Harkleroad, reviewer, Tiffany's Bookshelf

"It is too late to read this before Brendan's Dad died and to put things right, and that would somewhat undermine the point of the book, but there is time yet to read it before you do. Yes, it is one of those books for sure."--Tim Roux, author and publisher





The Island of Whispers by Brendan Gisby

Genre: Literary Fiction, Fantasy

Type: Novel

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Kobo Books
Smashwords (all eBook formats)




Set on a beautiful islet lying in the shadow of the world-famous Forth Railway Bridge in Scotland, this superbly written tale centres on the creatures who inhabit it – a huge colony of rats who have made their home beneath the crumbling ruins of the monastery. ‘Home’ is hardly the word for the native black creatures, however, who live under the cruel dictatorship of the larger brown rats who took over the colony when they first arrived in their masses from a passing foreign ship.

Of the original black rats, Twisted Foot is a rodent on a mission, and one cannot help but feel compassion for our protagonist as he carries us along with him through his trials and tribulations, until finally deciding to take matters into his own hands and make a bid for freedom.

This is a delightful and cleverly constructed story. With his excellent powers of description, Brendan Gisby has produced an enthralling and utterly fascinating book – and one which is an absolute must for anyone who has ever read and enjoyed Watership Down.


What they're saying about it:

“Brendan Gisby, with his cast of larger-than-life furry characters, sheds imaginative new light on a host of lessons societies everywhere need to be reminded of. The principles, motives and actions of his most powerful rats mirror perfectly many of the human beings who manipulate all the rest of us. An outstanding accomplishment!” ~ Tom Winton, author

“Reminiscent of Richard Adams' Watership Down, Brendan Gisby's novel is a mesmerizing tale of conquest, enslavement and yearning for a life of freedom from oppression and harm.” ~ George Polley, blogger and writer

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bargain eBooks #360:

Blood Awakening by Wenona Hulsey

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Type: Short Story

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com
Smashwords (all eBook formats)




Nicole, a small town Alabama girl, and her best friend Kat take a weekend trip to the Panama City, Florida. Kat looking to have a good time and Nicole hoping to escape the pain of losing her mother for a little while. Little did Nicole know, the escape would awaken a ancient power that is hidden in her blood. A power that evil wants for its own and will do whatever it take to have it.

This short story is a look into best friends', Nicole and Kat, life before a centuries old grudge and Nichole's emerging powers rips them apart. A power that Nicole wants no part of as it brings her to her knees and forces her to walk away from her small town life and everyone she loves.

What they're saying about it:

"Awesome story! That will lead to an even awesomer (not a word) series. This makes for a good background, and has good, dynamic characters. It also involves situations that most people can relate to, good and bad. I think it will turn into something spectacular."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bargain eBooks #359:

Better Off Without Him by Dee Ernst

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)




Mona Berman is an expert at Happily Ever After – after all, she’s a best-selling Romance writer and happy endings are what she does best. So when her husband of twenty years leaves her for somebody 15 years younger, 20 pounds lighter, and French, she’s got a lot of adjusting to do, both personally and professionally. Lucky for her she’s got three savvy teen daughters, a few good friends, and Ben, the world’s sexiest plumber, to help her along the way.

First she decides that her next book will be the anti-romance – her heroine finds the best part of her life AFTER getting dumped. Next her daughters tell her she needs to start practice dating, and summer at the Jersey shore is the perfect place for that. She’s also juggling her soon-to-be-ex, a loony aunt, and a match-making neighbor, while Ben is sending her romance-driven imagination into overdrive. Can Mona’s life imitate art? Can she write her own happy ending?

What they're saying about it:

Dizzy C's Little Book Blog says "A great read for the summer."

Author Barbara Pierce on Goodreads says "Engaging and witty, Better Off Without Him is the perfect romantic read!"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bargain eBooks #358:

Catharsis by Jonathan Face

Genre: Supernatural Horror

Price: Currently free!

Where to Get It:

SmashWords (all eBook formats)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Amazon.com (Kindle)





Spring City, New Hampshire, is a town with a checkered past. Its residents have secrets - or so they think. These will be exposed and their true natures revealed during an unexpected winter storm.

Chaos unfolds as the snow falls, ushered along by the ghosts of the town's previous inhabitants. Acting on orders from some unknown power, it's their duty to see that the town gets the justice it has been lacking. If anyone's alive by dawn, they're either lucky - or innocent.

This is Spring City's last night, but its citizens won't go quietly.

What they're saying about it:

"If you love Stephen King, you will absolutely love Jonathan Face's Catharsis. I started reading this book because it was the next one on the list in my Kindle. I had no idea what it was about. But as i continued to read, i had to stop and actually go back to the beginning of the book and see the name of the author because I truly, truly thought it was Stephen King. The writing styles are very, very similar and the character development is "spot on". This is a "must read" for those out there looking for a Stephen King "fix" -- only this is NOT Stephen King; it is Jonathan Face!!!! I will keep this author on my radar, as i am looking forward to seeing more from him. Enjoy -- I did!!!!!!!"--Amazon Reviewer

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bargain eBooks #357:

Liquid Fear by Scott Nicholson

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords




For fans of Dean Koontz, Stieg Larsson, and Harlan Coben. Ten years after a tragic clinical trial testing a secret fear-response drug, the research volunteers realize the experiment is still underway.

LIQUID FEAR: A Mystery Thriller
When Roland Doyle wakes up with a dead woman in his motel room, the only clue is a mysterious vial of pills bearing the label “Take one every 4 hrs or else.”

Ten years before, six people were involved in a secret pharmaceutical trial that left one of them dead and five unable to remember what happened. Now the experiment is continuing, as Dr. Sebastian Briggs concludes his research into fear response and post-traumatic stress disorder. He’s backed by a major drug company and an ambitious U.S. Senator, but he also has a personal stake in the outcome.

Only by taking the mysterious pills can the survivors stave off the creeping phobias, sexual impulses, and inflicted madness that threaten to consume them. But the pills have an unexpected side effect—the survivors start remembering the terrible acts they perpetrated a decade ago. They are lured back to the Monkey House, the remote facility where the original trials took place, and Briggs has prepared it for their return.

Now they are trapped, they each have only one pill left, and cracks are forming in their civilized veneer.

After the pills are gone, there’s only one option. “Or else.”


What they're saying about it:

""Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, King of Plagues

"Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--J.A. Konrath

"Scott Nicholson is on his way to the front rank of genre writers, but don't be surprised if he--like Koontz and King before him--becomes a genre unto himself."--Page Horrific

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bargain eBooks #356:

Deal with the Devil, part one, by J. Gunnar Grey

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Astraea Press
Barnes and Noble (Nook)




Wehrmacht Major Faust has a dangerous secret: he likes England. But it’s May 1940 and his Panzers are blasting the British Army off Dunkirk’s beach, so he keeps his mouth shut even though it hurts. When the Waffen SS try to murder their English prisoners of war, Faust helps the POWs escape. Now it’s treason, with his neck on the line.

Then a friend gets him drunk, straps him into a parachute, and throws him out over Oxford during a bombing run. He’s quickly caught. Because he helped type the battle plan for the invasion of England, Faust cannot allow himself to be broken in interrogation. Two German armies depend on it. But every time he escapes, someone rapes and murders a woman and the English are looking for someone to hang. He’s risking disaster if he stays, someone else’s life if he runs, and execution by the Gestapo if he makes it home.

Major Stoner, professor turned British intelligence officer, sees three possibilities. Faust perhaps was joyriding in that bomber, as he claims. Or he’s on a reconnaissance mission for the German invasion. Or he’s a spy. Stoner must break Faust to learn the truth, no matter how it strains his old heart. He must save England, and his granddaughter.

Their battlefield is confined to a desktop. Only one of them can win. Someone must break. Someone must make a Deal with the Devil.

What they're saying about it:

"I've just finished reading Part One of Deal With the Devil, and I'm counting the days until Part Two is available on Amazon. This story is a winner!
I usually read women's fiction, so a book dealing with World War II, set in 1940s England, and with a male protagonist is a big departure for me. But Grey's skillful writing grabbed me from Page 1 and held me throughout the book's pages. Protagonist Major Faust is one of the most intriguing characters I've encountered in a long time. I like him, but I'm not completely sure I can trust him. The minor characters are interesting as well, and their personalities are revealed through their interactions with Faust. Each character stands alone, distinct from the others, yet they all mesh together to create a plot that kept me reading later than I should have on more than one evening.

I whole-heartedly recommend this book to lovers of World War II history, readers of mysteries, and fans of all-around good stories. Deal With the Devil, Part Two, is at the top of my TBR list!"--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bargain eBooks #355:

Gray by Rachel Karns

Genre: Young Adult

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)




GRAY is a coming of age Young Adult novel that speaks to the heart of everyone who's ever had to grow up. It's the year after graduating high school, where one must move on and discover a new life for themselves.

Our protagonist, Maggie Whitaker, decides to forego college and work in her family-run jewelry shop. After reading about a mysterious John Doe in the paper who has been in a horrifying accident, she decides to embrace him in his time of need, and visit him in the hospital. Through a series of well-intended lies, she becomes embedded in his life and in his story, and through discovering him and who he is, she ultimately discovers herself. The subplot of the reintroduced gray wolves in the inland northwest only adds to the intrigue of the fast-paced, emotional character driven story.

What they're saying about it:

"This book is a real winner!"--Read It in 7 Days blog review.

"I couldn't stop reading!"--Jagged Edge blog review

"Gray is a coming-of-age story about growing up, falling in love, and discovering things about yourself that you never knew existed. Gray is a well-written fast read."--Pretty Opinionated blog review.

GRAY is $2.99 and can be purchased at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, smashwords.com and on the author's blog - http://rachelkarns.blogspot.com (where you can purchase it in print, also.)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bargain eBooks #354:

The Secret Lab by Steven M. Moore

Genre: Young Adult, Sci Fi, Thriller

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)




What would you do if you could talk with an intelligent cat? Meet Mr. Paws, a mathematically inclined tabby cat who can help you with your calculus homework. He and his new friend, Shashi Garcia, are two main characters in this whimsical sci-fi thriller. Together, along with Shashi’s friends, they solve the mystery of The Secret Lab. Set in the International Space Station many years in the future, this story will appeal to young adults and older adults who are young-at-heart.

What they're saying about it:

"Four teenagers coming of age on a space station confront the challenges of learning calculus, the demands of micro-gravity, and the changes and chaos of puberty as they investigate a shadowy figure toiling in a secret laboratory hidden inside the walls of a facility high above the earth in the year 2147.

Dubbed the Fearsome Four by their parents and teachers, Shashi, Brian, Juan Carlos, and Susan yearn for adventure. They have no problem breaking the rules in the name of fun or to find out what's in those strange shipments coming and going from the space station. Aided by a cat named Mr. Paws and the AI (the computer in charge of running the station)find themselves in a tangled web of political and corporate intrigue wondering who they can trust and how far.

As a mathematician and physicist, Steven M. Moore has the background necessary to make every element of space life seem real and possible. The fictional technology was complex, but described so well I had no problems understanding it."--Amazon Reviewer

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bargain eBooks #353:

We Were Legends by M. F. Burbaugh

Genre: Science Fiction

Price: $4.00

Where to Get It:

Publisher's ebook store (PDF, others)
Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble (Nook)




Jake is a NASA pioneer pilot in a newly developed one-man explorer ship who takes to the stars to escape torment. Odds of survival are less than four in ten, and it is believed NASA pads the statistics.

He is forced to crash on an unknown planet that is dying, as its star gets colder in defiance of the laws of physics. Jake begins his survival quest with a few technological items from his ship and a still-functioning computer. It gets more complex when he rescues a beautiful girl and struggles to overcome the life and death challenges of the planet's inhabitants, mega-fauna, and extreme climate. He discovers a few of Earth's ancient stories of gods and demi-gods that are embroiled in hate, vanity, and what some call magic, are more than myths.

With success or failure, Jake proves that legends are made, not born.

What they're saying about it:

"I had the privilege to read this before release, and I can honestly say it is a truly amazing story. We Were Legends deserves this accolade because it is fresh, exciting, hilarious and tearful, and yet it draws from the classics of the past. I heartily recommend it to any speculative fiction reader."--Amazon Reviewer

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bargain eBooks #352:

How to Dump Your Boyfriend in the Men's Room (and other short stories) by Sibel Hodge

Genre: Chick lit

Type: Short Story Collection

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com
Amazon UK
Smashwords (all eBook formats)




Welcome to My World…

I’m an author of chick lit romances and mysteries. In my spare time I’m Wonder Woman! My world is sometimes wacky, quirky, and very accident-prone.

This is a collection of five humorous short stories – what I like to call true fiction. Some are true, some are fiction, and some are a mixture of both. I guess you have to decide which is which!

I often get asked if I’m like any of my characters in my novels, and I have to groan and say, yes. When you read these stories you’ll realize how, and a lot of them have inspired scenes in my novels, although names have been omitted or changed to protect me against lawsuits!

Are you ready to find out “how to dump your boyfriend in the men’s toilets”, why “yoga is bad for your house”, what the “S-Word has to do with your lady garden”, why you need to “follow that goat”, and whether “kismet” does really exist?

(Short stories total 6,500 words. Includes bonus material and chapters from my novels, Fourteen Days Later, My Perfect Wedding, The Fashion Police, and Be Careful What You Wish For)

What they're saying about it:

“Most of these stories are laugh out loud funny, written by a terrific writer who is always capable of engaging her audience. The last story is touching and made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Great job Sibel, can't wait to read more of your work.” -- Mel Comley, author of Impeding Justice

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bargain eBooks #351:

Fleeting Memory by Sherban Young

Genre: Humorous Mystery

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble




The answer lies with Keats… With these cryptic last words, the man sprawled out on the floor of the rustic cabin expires - murdered. What could he have meant? Why Keats? Which answer? (For that matter, what was the question?)

All this and more passes through the mind of the young householder who discovers the body. If only he knew the guy’s name. Or anybody’s name. Including his own…

From here, our John Doe is hurtled along a path of self-discovery. With the help of Enescu Fleet, retired private detective and (according to some) the world’s most fascinating man, he will delve into an exciting new game show called Deadly Allusions, where trivia and murder compete for top billing. Along the way, he will attempt to figure out the dead man’s clue - and quite possibly nab a murderer who is too smart for his own good.

What they're saying about it:

"Zany, fun and amusing read. It's got a bit of Sherlockian pastiche, a bit of romance, a lot of clues, a few dead bodies (some of which don't seem to stay dead), some slap-stick humor (yeah, I gave in and had to laugh out loud a couple of times even though I'm very reserved and do not snicker at just any silly joke. I pride myself on being a humor snob, so I reined myself in before the giggles completely dissolved into tears and helpless laughter.) Great way to spend a lazy weekend. Recommended for cozy fans and puzzle fans."--Amazon Reviewer

"This is a fun mystery book that I think cozy mystery lovers will really enjoy, so I highly recommend giving it a try. It's different, and sometimes that's perfect. Great book for reading by the pool or by a fire! I'll certainly be on the lookout for more Enescu Fleet mysteries."--Amazon Reviewer

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bargain eBooks #350:

Slate by Brian Rowe

Genre: Women's Fiction

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)




Hollywood casting director Vivien Slate thought she had it all, until coming home one day to find her husband cheating on her with a younger woman. With her marriage on the rocks, she decides it’s the perfect time to recapture her sexual identity... by finding a younger man of her own.

Vivien realizes she has a dating service right inside her own office—she’s a casting director, after all. She devises a scenario to make the town believe her newest film project is as real as any other. She populates the cast with male characters spanning the ages of twenty to forty and begins holding auditions with hundreds of Tinseltown’s most eligible bachelors.

Vivien stops at nothing to find her perfect younger man, even if it means leaving her morals behind and ultimately putting her life in danger.


What they're saying about it:

"Full of humor and sensitivity, this story takes us on a fun rollercoaster ride through Hollywood." - Sandra's Book Club

"A great, fun read... I couldn't stop reading in the last 1/3 of the book because it was so intensely interesting." - Elle Lit

"If you're looking for a good, fast read, one that is perfect for the beach or on vacation, this is an excellent choice." - Carabosse's Library

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bargain eBooks #349:

Becoming Edward by Faye Meredith

Genre: Young Adult, Romance

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Smashwords (all other eBook formats)




Rachel’s hooked on Twilight and is in love with Edward Cullen. Clive is obsessed with Rachel but he’s no Edward. Lewis is in love with himself until he meets Rachel.

Both boys fail to win her until one of them has the bright idea of becoming Edward.

Becoming Edward is a light-hearted teen fiction novel for young adults who love paranormal romance, especially Twilight and Breaking Dawn. There are no vampires in it, but there is a boy who thinks he's Edward Cullen.


What they're saying about it:

"Well written original story. Not fan fiction. Laugh out loud moments. Great for Twilight addicts or the causual follower. Will be passing along to my husband."--Amazon Reviewer


"As a Twilight fan I was skeptical when I came upon this book. I thought it would be some kind of parody or fan fiction and I wasn't interested in that. Turns out it is neither of those things. It's brilliant!

The idea that someone would become Edward for someone is such a smart idea! Everyone has changed something about themselves for someone else at some point in their lives, this is just on a grander scale.

This book is smart, funny and well written. It's a really fun read and I did it in one afternoon. There were parts that made me laugh out loud when I read them! My favorite charachter is Rachel, who is no Bella Swan!

If you're a Twilight fan, this is a MUST READ! If you aren't a Twilight fan, it's still funny!"--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bargain eBooks #348:

Diva by Susan Fleet

Genre: Thriller

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK
Amazon Germany
Publisher Link




Beautiful, talented and ambitious, flute soloist Belinda Scully wants to be a star. But fame can be dangerous. Someone is stalking her. Rejection stokes the fires of his lust. Her manager dies suddenly. NOPD Detective Frank Renzi believes he was murdered. But murder may not be the worst thing that Belinda must face.

What they're saying about it:

"'Diva' is a fantastic 'thriller'. Once I started reading this book it was impossible for me to put it down. Fleet's insight and imagination concerning the characters, situations, and surroundings show great knowledge of what is happening and could happen. 'Diva' would be a great movie thriller."--Amazon Reviewer

"Susan Fleet's "Diva" grabbed my attention on the first page and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. Her "from the inside" knowledge of the music industry gave her characters the realism to keep me interested while supplying new insights that I never realized."--Amazon Reviewer

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bargain eBooks #347:

A Dozen Deadly Roses by Kathy Bennett

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)




Los Angeles Police Officer Jade Donovan is being hunted. There’s the lieutenant who’s out to get her, the psycho who’s stalking her and leaving dead roses at her door, but most frightening of all, she’s been assigned to partner with her son’s father, Mac Stryker. Mac doesn’t know he’s Donnie’s dad, and Jade will stop at nothing to prevent him from finding out and possibly taking away her son. She will protect and defend him at all costs.

Mac Stryker is a cop with something to prove. Five years ago, he’d been forced to resign the police department in disgrace when he was too drunk to take action during a shooting. Now, Mac is sober, back on the force and back working with Jade Donovan, the rookie who’d saved his life. Worse, he finds himself attracted to Jade and her precocious son, Donnie. But Mac is through with love. The violent death of his wife and daughter turned him into an alcoholic, and he won’t put his job or his heart at risk again. He will protect and defend them both at all costs.

But when the deadline looms on Jade’s dozen deadly roses stalker, will the two partners manage to put aside their differences in order to save their son?


What they're saying about it:

"Loved your book. It was great. Can't wait for the next one. Loved Mac and Jade. Keep them coming."

"...Through simply great story telling, weaving the visceral with internal strife, we are led from the streets of Los Angeles to Las Vegas in a tale that laces love, wonderful secondary characters and heart pounding action. A perfect blend of relationship and chilling suspense. Well done!"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bargain eBooks #346:

The Knowing by L. j. Charles

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Adventure

Price: $4.99

Where to get it:

Amazon (Kindle)
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Smashwords (all eBook formats)



Not everyone can stay sane watching murder through the eyes of the killer, feeling him kill. She’s Haitian, born from love, raised with strength. She can stop the visions if she stops the killer, but his secrets threaten to destroy her world. Which one will survive?

The Psychic: Nia Sydney De’brie
For the past three years, on the day of the last snowstorm of spring, Nia has watched him kill—through his eyes. This year she runs from the storm and the visions to the sun and surf of Honolulu—and blunders into the scene of murder #4.

The Hottie: Trace Coburn
Defense attorney for the killer.

The Crime: Murder

Germain Thomas Marcellin,, Vodoun practitioner, has been helping young women find harmony in their lives by leaving their corporeal bodies behind.

The Complication: Maman and Papa
Nia’s parents show up for a second honeymoon. What secrets have they been hiding?

Excerpt available at luciejcharles.com


What they're saying about it:

"L.j. Charles has a fresh voice that is addictive. I couldn't get enough of her. Nia is in the midst of a crisis, and it only seems to follow her wherever she goes, yet she never loses her sense of humor. The danger is very real, the paranormal aspects are just enough without being over the top, and the story will keep you turning pages way too late into the night." ~ S. McAllen


"The Knowing, by L.J. Charles, is filled with unique, diverse characters whose voices and personalities leap off the page. Her main character, Nia, has an unusual gift and the way Charles introduces it draws you into the story and the character's life.

Charles' writing is fast paced, the story engrossing, and her voice entertaining. The humor she injects into the story had me laughing out loud.

I've already purchased The Calling as well. And I'm looking forward to reading the third book in the trilogy.

The Knowing is a keeper."~ T. Reasor




The Calling by L. j. Charles

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Adventure

Price: $4.99

Where to get it:

Amazon (Kindle)
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The dead talk to her. Some would call it a gift. She’s a retired police detective, and he’s a by-the-book FBI agent with a leak in his department. Connected by a terrorist and a murder victim, they partner up—strictly business—until her Grandmamma is abducted and she’s forced to face the truth about her past.

Excerpt available at luciejcharles.com


What they're saying about it:

"The sexual tension in The Calling is crazy good. Plus, it's a fun cat and mouse game as the hero and heroine try to outsmart each other. Highly recommend it!" ~ A. Maynard

"L. j. Charles has done it again. This one had me on the edge of my seat throughout, never knowing where the next blow was going to come from. We first met Whitney and Blake in The Knowing, and they're even better here as they work together (or sometimes against each other) to sort out the clues in time to save Grandmamma Boulay." ~ S. McAllen

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bargain eBooks #345:

Fire Season by VH Folland

Genre: Adventure

Price: £2.46 UK/$3.45 US

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK




When forest fire threatens the communities near Matt’s small airstrip at Brooke’s Vale, flying fire prevention missions is initially just about being a good neighbour. Unfortunately his primary experience is cropspraying, with firefighting a distant second. Involuntarily grounded, Matt is left to organise the community when communications and power are lost. With the airfield the only connection to the outside world, it is vital to get people out. Unfortunately Brooke’s Vale isn’t the only town under threat. A rash of arsonists, unseasonal winds, and the sheer scale of the fires leave the emergency services stretched beyond the limit. With thirty stranded residents, the roads blocked, one two-seater aircraft, and help that may arrive too late, he’s got his work cut out.

What they're saying about it:

"presented vividly with an abundance of suspense that will have you glued to your seats"--BookPleasures

"Well written and suspenseful this novel is an absorbing read."--Book'd Out

"This is a recommended read by me and I will be on the lookout for more."--Free Book Reviews

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bargain eBooks #344:

Shelby and Shauna Kitt and the Dimensional Holes by P.H.C. Marchesi

Genre: Young Adult, Middle Grade, Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Shelby Kitt never gets lost. Shauna, his sister, never gets sick. As far as most people are concerned, the inseparable Kitt twins are odd 13-year-olds. No one, however - not even Shelby and Shauna - can guess how extraordinary they are until the vice consul of Miriax, a planet from another dimension, asks them to take part in a dangerous mission. From that moment on, Shelby and Shauna Kitt discover that the universe is full of klodians, cities in jungles, giant bats, and tea with mushrooms. Most of all, they discover that it will take more than special powers for them to face - and survive - the evil that threatens the galaxy.

What they're saying about it:

"Not only did I love this book, I couldn't put this book down. P.H.C. Marchesi has created a whole other universe, a place where you can get lost in forever." --The Book Blog Experience

"I would recommend this book to people who like adventure and fantasy. . .It was very entertaining and I didn't want to put it down until I finished it." 13-year-old Ben Weldon --Reader Views Kids

"It is so unusual to find a 'different' book these days. No wizards or Quidditch games, but this book as its shares of heros and super characters in a TOTALLY different way. A must read for teenagers and even adults." - amazon.com

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bargain eBooks #343:

Cemetery Street by John A. Zunski

Genre: Contemporary

Price: $1.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Barnes and Noble (Nook)



“In a world of presumptuous people, irony is alive and well,” concludes James Morrison, the narrator of this touching coming of age novel. A view Shannie Ortolan - James’ longtime friend, sometimes lover, and full-time obsession - wouldn’t argue. From their first encounter as teenagers until Shannie’s death, experience the twists, turns and enthralling characters that populate Cemetery Street.
On the cusp of the new millennium, James fulfills a promise. Reenacting a childhood ritual, he places a mud pie upon a grave. This simple act triggers powerful memories.

Meet the people that shaped James’s life. Shannie, who among other things, introduces him to the sport of dodging freight trains. Count, the cemetery caretaker’s son, helps James navigate the minefields of adolescence until destiny is met in Desert Storm. Russell, an aging blind African-American, guards a horrifying secret behind a cloud of cigar smoke. Diane, Shannie’s mother, a college professor dispels the notion of tweed jackets and elbow patches. Steve Lucas, a mortician’s son, who despite bizarre obsessions, stands by James during his most challenging times.

Laugh, cry, and blush as James recounts events of a late twentieth century American life.


What they're saying about it:

"Get your tissues out! A great novel written about the "coming of age" of the kids that lived on Cemetery Street in a small town, starting mostly in 1985 and onward. Their triumphs and tradgedies weave a compelling story with unexpected twist and turns that will turn into a tearjerker as you get imbedded into their lives. This is truely a "must read" you don't want to miss. I had a hard time putting it down and can't wait to read the next book by this author!"--Amazon Reviewer

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bargain eBooks #342:

Cuentos by Edwin Stark

Type: Short Story Collection

Genre: Science Fiction, Horror

Price: 99 cents

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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A doomed vampire hunter. A kid trapped in the sewers with an undead thing. A town that could be yours… but hides a terrible, dark secret. A scary cosmic balance. A dead brother and his revenge beyond the grave. An unspeakable future and three eerie girls: all these elements lurk within Cuentos, 10 Little Creepy Tales that will make you reconsider how you contemplate darkness… after you’re finished reading it.

What they're saying about it:

"Normally, I'm not a big fan of short story collections. Cuentos is certainy the exception to the rule. Regardless of your preference, you'll find something enjoyable in this book. It was a quick and easy read for me, as I found something I liked in just about every story. Would certaily like to read some of this authors full length work. I found many stories to be thought provoking, and few had some "wow" moments to them."--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bargain eBooks #341:

Cloud Nine : A Paranormal Romance of the Guardians of Man by Melissa Smith

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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What happens when you receive a guardian angel?
What if you don't believe you need one?
What if one wants you removed?

Claire Grayson is a seventeen year old on the verge of graduating high school. Her mother, now working full time, isn’t home much, her father, an attorney, has always been gone long hours. So now she has learned to take care of her basic needs on her own. Things like taking on tutoring jobs or babysitting for spending money.

Her best friends were the bright spots that helped to keep her laughing when she thought herself in love only to have her heart broken. After the crash of her heart, it took a while for her to realize that she could and would move on. Just when she did, when she was finally done waiting for him to realize his mistake. When she decided that it was time for her to take a step forward. She meets Sterling Warde.

Sterling Warde is a Guardian. Someone who goes to people in need and helps them get on in life with a better understanding of living. While with a charge that was ready to take back his own life, Sterling catches a glimpse of Claire and is startled by his strong reaction to her. Puzzled, he follows her. Something about her touched his nerves and stole his breath. When he finally reveals himself to her she is afraid of him and doesn't want him around. But with time and patience, he will work to see her safe.

There are people out there that want each of them for themselves. Someone who will stop at nothing to have Sterling. Someone who will do anything to claim Claire's affections. Together, Sterling and Claire will dissuade them.

Some will fall. Some will hurt. And some will...


What they're saying about it:

"Cloud Nine deals with the growing relationship between a teenaged girl and her self-appointed spirit guardian, and the many situations she faces as she tries to synch him up into her typical teenager life. These implicit complications include her friends, family and a former boyfriend. Definetively a fine romance to read.
The author seems to possess a keen knowledge of the teen mind, which makes her able to create credible teenagers, quite a difficult deed. Earlier on, the writer manages to pull one of the most dangerous stunts in the English language: switching from one character viewpoint to another while still mantaining the first person narrative... and she succeeds. Usually this is certain literary suicide; some readers will find find these non-standard handling of conventions jarring and confusing. But the author apparently thinks 'Damn the torpedoes' and goes full speed ahead, spinning a very charming tale with a lot of bravado. Highly recommended."--Amazon Reviewer

Friday, October 7, 2011

Bargain eBooks #340:

Austin Nights by herocious

Genre: Literature, Fiction

Price: $4.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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The Open End




Bridget & Michael are suddenly without furniture or bed, leaving their home in Miami Beach and on the road for Austin. With their books still boxed inside their one-bedroom cave, they explore their new neighborhood only to discover how sketchy it is. Concerned about their safety, Michael has a plan that will take them to the land of the forsaken for a chance at making their Dreams Come True. Gritty characters abound in this life-affirming novel that knows the importance of being irrational.


What they're saying about it:

"The novel has a strange epic feel about it. Like something huge is happening, I’m not sure how he does it, but you get the emotion that someone is really trying to live."-Noah Cicero, author of The Insurgent and Best Behavior

"There is a particular intimacy that the protagonist lets the reader in on, and I sense it in his ever so slight insecurities, a flaw that Davidson knows how to write quite well without being overtly overbearing." -Lavinia Ludlow, author of alt.punk

"Powered by a rich kind of nonlinear anti-narrative, Davidson weaves and cajoles us into believing that reality can be fiction and fiction reality, but more importantly, to stop looking for the border that divides the two."-Jennifer Thompson, Black Heart Magazine

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bargain eBooks #339:

Where Dreams Are Born by Joyce DeBacco

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romantic Suspense

Price: $3.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)




It was supposed to be a win-win situation—a safe environment in which to raise a son for single mom Vicky, housekeeping and childcare for widowed Jack. Neither one wants or expects anything more. Then Jack learns his best friend fathered Vicky’s son and now wants partial custody, and he feels threatened. He’s come to care deeply for both, and doesn’t want to lose the family they’ve become. In desperation he offers a radical solution—marriage. Vicky knows she can do worse than marry Jack, but wonders how successful their marriage would be when its only reason for being was to keep from losing her son. Add to this a troubled child with a secret about her dead mother and a vindictive ex bent on revenge and complications abound.

What they're saying about it:

“Joyce DeBacco does a really good job of getting the reader invested in the outcome of this unusual pairing. Enjoy.” S. Wurman of Night Owl Reviews.

“This is truly a compelling novel of real life and will stay with me a long time”. Judith of The Book Binge.

“Joyce DeBacco pens one of those tales that is warm and loving while still mixed with trials that will touch a reader's heart.” Dee Dailey of The Romance Studio

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bargain eBooks #338:

The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan

Genre: Mainstream Fiction

Price: $0.99 to $1.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Barnes and Noble (Nook)




Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister spends almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, the media, an elderly priest with a guilty habit of pilfering spoons, and a bedroom window with a view of the town below.

Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, though insignificant, fixtures. An arsonist, a covetous nurse, and the endearing village idiot are among the few who have ever seen Mary. Newcomers to Mill River--a police officer and his daughter and a new fourth grade teacher--are also curious about the reclusive old woman. But only Father Michael O'Brien knows Mary and the secret she keeps--one that, once revealed, will change all of their lives forever.

The Mill River Recluse is a story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the ability of love to come from the most unexpected of places.

What they're saying about it:

""This book is a must read. The storyline is so well thought out and the characters leap off the page. What I loved best about this book was the message of hope, compassion and community in the face of tragedy. Great, great read..."--Amazon Reviewer

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bargain eBooks #337:

Bloodletter by Angel Haze

Genre: Thriller

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Thou shalt not kill.

A contradictory message written in blood at the scene of a young woman?s murder. Within days, another body surfaces with a similar calling card and, to Detective Ramon Faust and Criminalist Kelly Garret, it?s clear a deadly game is underfoot.

As the rash of horrific crimes continue, a phone call unearths a shocking revelation: Nakeita isn?t the first city the elusive killer has left his mark. The Bloodletter, as dubbed by the media, has played his deadly game before.

Delving deep into the most terrifying case of Kelly?s career, threatening phone calls and flashbacks of a forgotten near-death experience challenge her sanity and the lives of everyone she loves.

What they're saying about it:

"If you're in the mood for a good thriller, with a big creep factor added in, then Angel Haze's Bloodletter is the novel for you! The author did a marvelous job of creating a unique story, with great characters and an ending that definitely through me for a loop!"--Amazon Reviewer

"This book will give you the creeps like no other I have read for awhile. Just when you think you have it all figured out, no way you don't, Angel throws twists and turns at you at every turn of the corner, and if you thought you have the killer figured out...you really don't."--Amazon Reviewer

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bargain eBooks #336:

Wearing the Cape by Marion G. Harmon

Genre: Young Adult, Superhero

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)




Who wants to be a superhero?

Hope did, but she grew out of it. Which made her superhuman breakthrough in the Ashland Bombing, just before starting her freshman year at the University of Chicago, more than a little ironic.

And now she has some decisions to make. Given the code-name "Astra" and Invited to join the Sentinels, Chicago’s premier super-team, will she take up the cape and mask and become a career superhero? Or will she get a handle on her new powers (super-strength has some serious drawbacks) and then get on with her life-plan?

In a world where superheroes join unions and have agents, and the strongest and most photogenic ones become literal supercelebrities, the temptation to become a cape is strong. But the price can be high—especially if you’re “outed” and lose the shield of your secret identity.

Becoming a sidekick puts the decision off for awhile, but Hope’s life is further complicated when The Teatime Anarchist, the supervillain responsible for the Ashland Bombing, takes an interest in her. Apparently as Astra, Hope is supposed to save the world. Or at least a significant part of it.


What they're saying about it:

"Superhero fiction is so full of tropes that it's nearly impossible to write something new. Wearing The Cape manages that heroic feat, being both a classic superhero story and a new take on the genre all at the same time."--Amazon Reviewer

"If you love comic-book superheroes, you'll love this.
If you hate comic-book superheroes you'll still love this!
The author takes a tired genre graphic-novel superhero concept and tranforms it into a very readable, thought-provoking and throughly enjoyable book that I cannot recommend highly enough."--Amazon Reviewer

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bargain eBooks #335:

The Tale of Asha, Volume 2: Rebirth by

Type: Novella/Short Story Collection

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)



The Tale of Asha series is a collection of fantasy short stories following the strange adventures of the herbalist Asha and the nun Priya as they travel across India. Volume 2: Rebirth contains three stories.

1.The Bitter Fruit
Asha and Priya discover a family on the brink of death, surviving on strange berries that deliver intoxicating dreams.

2.The Silent Sage
Priya meets a young boy who has inspired hundreds of followers, but Asha suspects he is not what he appears to be.

3.The Deadly Gift
Asha races to save a prince’s dying wife and confronts a dangerous man from her past.

What they're saying about it:

"I enjoyed reading this little book. While the stories may seem a bit disconnected initially, they work in concert to give you a whole - a picture of Asha's world. You get a real sense of how it is in this time and place: it's mysteries bad and good. I think there is a great deal for the reader to gain from Mr. Lewis' writing. I must agree with the other reviewer who called his style "lyrical and fluid, spare and yet vividly evocative." I couldn't have said it better myself. Somehow, this book seemed to quiet my soul. It seems to say, "Everything's not okay, but that in itself is okay."--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bargain eBooks #334:

Anonymouse: The Exceptional Escapades of Miles Ovalbumm by Basil Crumb

Genre: Children's, Middle Grade Novel

Price: $0.99 (part 1) and $2.99 (part 2)

Where to Get It (parts 1 and 2):

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)




A mysterious letter.

A murderous plot.

An ancient curse.

And an unlikely hero with a lifelong fear of cheese.

Anonymouse: The Exceptional Escapades of Miles Ovalbum is the unforgettable, two-part tale of an intrepid mouse who risks his life to repay a gallant act from the past.

Anonymouse follows Miles on a perilous adventure packed with action, humor and intrigue. Through alternating chapters and overlapping events, the lives of the valiant hero, his friends and associates along with a British couple and their cats intertwine in a series of events triggered by an anonymous letter delivered in the dead of night.

In Part One, Miles writes a letter warning Dwight and Delilah Percival that nefarious forces intend to harm their cats, William and Shakespeare. He hopes the note will spur the Percivals to return to London and avoid a deadly catastrophe. Instead, it initiates a series of increasingly daunting challenges for Miles as well as a puzzling mystery for Dwight and Delilah.

In Part Two, Miles risks everything—his fiancĂ©, his freedom and his future—to stop the murderous plot against William and Shakespeare. As Miles works to save the two cats, Dwight and Delilah enlist the aid of a noted paranormal expert, a local historian and the village constable to unravel the truth behind the mysterious letter.


What they're saying about it:

"I seriously could not put this book down. My wife complained about the Kindle light keeping her awake, but I didn't care. It is a great story for children and adults. The characters are well drawn. The reader understands the fear and honor that Miles Ovalbum (gotta love that name!) displays as he is bound to protect the lives of two cats William and Shakespeare. The story straddles both the human world and Rodentia, a city where rodents of all types live. The chapters link well to each other (England to Rodentia and back again). The wordplay was fabulous. I don't wish to spoil it for you, but a talent agent named Fontina Brie is just too good of a name. I cannot wait to read the sequel. I don't care if my wife complains (don't tell her I said that!)"--Amazon Reviewer