Archive for May 2012

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal — Thursday, May 31 – Two Great Reads for under $3 — Save 43% on Allison Croggan’s First Book in Her Pellinor Series, THE NAMING, plus … Don’t miss Lawrence Kelter’s KISS OF THE DEVIL’S BREATH (Today’s Sponsor)

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Kiss of the Devil’s Breath (A Seedy Tale from the Files of Frank Mango)

by Lawrence Kelter
4.1 stars – 15 Reviews
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Here’s the scoop. Once there was Marlow, now there’s Mango, Frank Mango, a new detective doing his job in a very old fashioned way, an unlikely hero in an age of computers, gadgets, and gizmos. Two dead bodies have been discarded along the Sunset Strip, both aspiring actors, women of talent and ambition in a town renown for eating you up and spitting you out.

Who really cares about these nobodies? Mums the word—with the Academy Awards just days off, the powers that be are determined to sweep the dead under the red carpet, at least until Oscar can take his gratuitous bow. There are, however, wrinkles in this finely crafted plan of deception, most notably the disappearance of yet another woman, a killer whose sniper rifle is trained on the fabled red carpet, and a throwback detective who doesn’t like to get pushed around.

From the reviewers:

“Lawrence Kelter is an exciting new novelist, who reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum.”
–Nelson DeMille

“This is what they mean by pulp fiction.”–Simon Wood, author of TERMINATED

“Several young aspiring starlets are murdered in Hollywood, California, possibly at the bidding of one of Tinsel Town’s heavy hitters. When Frank Mango is hired to find a woman’s missing sister, he fears she might fall prey to the Sunset Killer. Reading like a highly suspenseful combination of hardboiled prose and standup comedy, Kiss of the Devil’s Breath will keep you guessing and laughing. Readers will want to get to know Frank Mango, the fat, funny private eye with the fruity name.” –Debbi Mack, New York Times bestselling author of the Sam McRae mystery series

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Lawrence Kelter, author of the fine Stephanie Chalice mystery series, has just released “Kiss of the Devil’s Breath”, his first book featuring Hollywood PI Frank Mango. I found Mango to be a compelling protagonist and narrator: part anachronistic Mike Hammer, part Nelson DeMille’s wise-cracking John Corey, and part Ed McBain’s willfully obnoxious Fat Ollie Weeks. “Kiss of the Devil’s Breath” takes on the immoral underbelly of Tinseltown. The humor can be laugh-out-loud funny. The mystery itself seemed poised for a pretty standard solution, but just when I thought everything was resolved there was one final twist. A great bargain at 99 cents. -Must Read Mysteries

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The Naming: The First Book of Pellinor (Pellinor Series)
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Maerad, a young slave-girl living in an unforgiving settlement, learns she’s been born with the “Speech.” It’s a gift that extends her life threefold and grants her power over a great evil threatening the world. Under the tutelage of Cadvan, Maerad develops her skills along a treacherous journey.

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Today’s Kindle Daily Deal — Wednesday, May 30 – Two Great Reads for under $3 — Save 80% on Edgar Winner Peter Blauner’s Murder Mystery THE LAST GOOD DAY, plus … Don’t miss Luke Loaghan’s WORLDS APART (Today’s Sponsor)

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Worlds Apart

by Luke Loaghan
4.8 stars – 32 Reviews
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An epic 1980′s Supernatural tragic coming of Age love story.

The high school prom was the worst night of David’s life, and twenty years later, he’s unable to get over high school. But given the tragic circumstances of that night, who could? There are nine student deaths at Stanton High School every year. Surviving senior year has never been so stressful. In the 1980′s, crime, gangs, and violence, have taken over New York City, making life a challenge for any student. The story follows David from the first day of his senior year, all the way to graduation. Doubts, a lack of direction, and regret are weighing heavily on his mind.

He is a musical prodigy confused about college, life, and career choices. He can’t trust his classmates at his ultra-competitive high school, where the goal is Harvard (no matter who gets hurt in the process.) Delancey is the girl of his dreams, but she is out of his league. The SATS, choices for college, school dances, and the prom, all start to overwhelm David. A fellow student, obsessed with the metaphysical world, befriends David and creates a doorway into a supernatural world where must give the musical performance of his life in order to win back the girl of his dreams.

An unforeseen plot twist leads the reader to a thrilling and suspenseful ending. Worlds Apart is an urban retelling of the the Greek Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

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Escaping post-9/11 New York City life, Lynn Schulman relocates her family a short distance to Riverside, the suburban town of her youth. But her safe haven shatters after her oldest friend is found dead in the Hudson River, and the cop investigating the case is Lynn’s still-bitter ex-boyfriend.

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Today’s Kindle Daily Deal — Tuesday, May 29 — Two Great Reads for under $5 — Save 76% on Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s Charming and Meditative Award-Winner THE SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING: A MEMOIR, plus … Don’t miss Scott A. Williams’ THE STEPS THEY TOOK (Today’s Sponsor)

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The Steps They Took

by Scott A. Williams
4.6 stars – 8 Reviews
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“The Steps They Took” is the story of a man haunted by suspicion, plagued with resentment, and feeling victimized by life, whose vindictiveness toward his philandering wife backfires, leaving him estranged from his children, seared by loneliness, and facing dire legal consequences. He meets Suze, a woman five years his senior and an upper-class socialite married to one of the richest men in Texas. Her untreated alcoholism and a series of affairs, culminate in a relationship with Father Serge, an ambitious Catholic priest whose reaction to her pregnancy leaves Suze heartbroken and bewildered.

While battling to vindicate himself and reunite with his children, Renn is forced to accept his role in his wife’s infidelity and confront personal issues that are as painful as they are revelatory. Suze, embittered by a conspiracy involving her mother, Father Serge, and the bishop of the local diocese, turns to counseling and Alcoholics Anonymous to uncover the underlying causes of her self-destructive behaviors and, in the process, comes to a spiritual and personal crossroads. “The Steps They Took” examines the redemptive power of surrender, forgiveness, and hope in recreating shattered lives.

From the reviewers:

Scott Williams’ book is brilliant and unique. It is the story of a father fighting for custody of his children from a despicable, unfaithful wife. What’s so wonderful about his book is how Mr. Williams weaves the philosophy and practices of the Alcoholics Anonymous Program into the pages without beating you over the head with it or trying to convert you. The dialogue is authentic, the main character’s emotional upheaval feels real. After reading “The Steps They Took” I wanted to fly to Corpus Christi and have this brilliant, descriptive writer give me a personal tour of a magical city. It is indeed a real page turner! – Amazon.com reviewer

This was an excellent book about two individuals who experience turmoil, adversity, change and growth in their lives. The author’s style of writing is very captivating and I found myself having difficulty putting the book down once I started reading. The ending was great and unexpected. I loved Mr. Williams descriptive style of writing and the history of the area in and around Corpus Christi, Texas. I would highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read more by this debut author. -Amazon reviewer

“The Steps They Took” brings together two despondent strangers who lean on each other for moral support. In the process of disentangling the messes their lives have become, each of them grows spiritually and emotionally into caring, mature individuals who can accept responsibility for their actions and forgive the people who wronged them. The characters are vivid and real. This novel is an enlightening read for anyone who thinks there is little hope left. – Cynthia Breeding, author

 

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating: A MemoirKindle Daily Deal: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Bedridden with an illness, Elisabeth Tova Bailey chronicles the life of a snail she finds hidden in a gift of potted violets. Told with wit and grace, this award-winning memoir provides an appreciation of what it means to be fully alive and how nature illuminates our own human existence. 
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