19 March 2011

Ghosts Templar, a Jason Dark supernatural mystery by Guido Henkel

Winner of The 2010 Occult Detective Award at www.occultdetective.com

“A briskly paced pulp fiction throwback full of gothic dread and shivery intrigue … A cult of sophisticated fiends who like their terror full of elegant dread and Victorian charm.” ~ Chris Alexander, Fangoria

“What amazed me, as I dug deeper into the series is the sheer, joyous brilliance of the project>” ~ Mirek Lipinski, Fantaterror

Undead Templar Knights haunt a quaint seaside village in Victorian England.

When the disappearance of the local Chief Constable brings occult detective Jason Dark and his partner Siu Lin to Swanage, they find the village terrorized by a string of macabre murders which swirl amidst rumors that undead knights have awakened to exact a bloody revenge.

Will they be able to stop the horror that arrives every night on ghostly steeds from the ruined monastery before the skeletal warriors claim any more innocent victims?

Experience this bone-chilling adventure, filled with enough mystery, drama and suspenseful action to transport you back in time to the sinister streets of a town riddled with horrible secrets.

Ghosts Templar is a 24,000-word dime novel, the equivalent of about 90 book pages.



Guido Henkel is the author of ten Jason Dark supernatural mysteries, including DEMON'S NIGHT, HEAVENS ON FIRE, DR. PROMETHEUS, THE BLOOD WITCH, TERRORLORD and the award-winning GHOSTS TEMPLAR.

You can find out more about the books at http://www.jasondarkseries.com/ or follow his blog at http://www.guidohenkel.com/


18 March 2011

SPECIAL: The Merry-Go-Round by Donna Fasano $0.99 (Offer ends 31 Mar 11)

Donna Fasano is an award-winning, best-selling author whose books have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. Grab a copy of her romantic comedy, The Merry-Go-Round, at the bargain price of $0.99 before 31 March 2011.

Lauren Flynn is riding life's merry-go-round--literally. She won the dilapidated amusement park ride in the divorce settlement. Since then, her life's been a three-ring circus.

Ladies and gentlemen! In ring number one is a barrel of quirky clients. In ring two, a hypochondriac, live-in father. And in ring three, the 'perfect' man, the one who could possibly make all her dreams come true. Life has become Lauren's carnival, her ex, a lingering ringmaster. And Lauren...

Well, step right up, folks, and see if she makes a grab for the brass ring.

"The Merry-Go-Round is an utterly charming romantic comedy that pulled me in right from the start. Award-winning author Donna Fasano skillfully weaves a story consisting of funny, imperfect characters, love lost and found, sexual attraction, and an old merry-go-round. Told with humor and honesty, this novel is an entertaining and satisfying read. I highly recommend it!" ~ Karen McQuestion, author of A Scattered Life


Growing up the third child of five-yes, smack dab in the middle and the only girl to boot-Donna Fasano had no idea she would one day be a published author. Her story-telling talents came to light when she conjured lively and elaborate tales of pure blarney (yes, she has a bit of Irish in her blood) for, first, her youngest brother, and years later, her children. Donna sold her first manuscript in 1989, and since then has become a bestselling, award-winning author of over thirty novels and four audio books. She writes under her own name as well as under the pen name, Donna Clayton, and is known for her "smooth, polished" writing style and for creating "strong, complex" characters. Reviewers have described her stories as "poignant," "richly textured," "enticing," and "absorbing." The writing process can be extremely engrossing for Donna, so much so that she's missed appointments with dentists and doctors, lunches with friends and family, and once she even forgot her carpool run. Luckily, the people in her life make allowances for this quirk. Still happily married to her high school sweetheart, she is the mother of two grown sons who have flown the coop. She and her husband share their home with Jake, a black and white, couch-potato border collie, and Roo, a spotted red and cream Australian cattle dog that looks (and acts) like a wild dingo. Donna's spare time is spent reading, walking the countryside and beach, or trying out new recipes from one of the many cookbooks she has collected over the years. Oh, and one night a week she and her hubby nab some alone time from their busy schedules, enjoying a nice glass of wine and a video-preferably a romantic comedy.


15 March 2011

Currently reading: Storm Surge by J.D. Rhoades

Looking for a top class thriller full of adventure and intrigue, you can't go past this one. And only $2.99. Highly recommended.

DIE HARD meets KEY LARGO in the first e-published novel by the Shamus-Award nominated author of BREAKING COVER and the Jack Keller series. As a hurricane bears down on the luxurious Pass Island resort, waitress Sharon Brennan and her daughter are trapped with some very bad people and a handyman who's more than he seems. Amiable Max may not be a good guy...but he may be just the bad guy they need.


I'm the author of BREAKING COVER, published in July 2008 by St. Martin's/Minotaur, and the Jack Keller series of thriller novels: THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND, GOOD DAY IN HELL, and SAFE AND SOUND, also from St. Martin's. In my day job, I practice law in a small town in North Carolina. My family and friends call me Dusty. Website: jdrhoades.com


11 March 2011

NEW: Crimson Leaf by SM Jonas $2.99

Orphaned by a double murder, Crown Prince Travis celebrates his freedom from a loveless and strict upbringing by running riot with his teenage friends. Travis doesn't curb his behavior until warned by his elderly guardian and then threatened by the Lord Chief Justice.

Following the coronation, much stranger Guardians concern themselves with the young king as a new sword master and a maid start work at the palace. Not long after, Travis' brothers and sister are subject to murder attempts. It seems that a complex plot threatens the entire royal family.

In a race to find the murderer before he strikes again, the Guardians and the king's advisors become dangerously at odds. Meanwhile, Travis goes on a clandestine mission that will lead him to the unimaginable truth.

"Here is an enigma, Gareth, and it's my job to unravel enigmas. Besides, consider her eyes - you know my weakness for fine jewels" - Lord Chief Justice Oakley



SM Jonas is my pen name for fantasy, which was my first love, though I now write contemporary thrillers. With Crimson Leaf, I wanted to create a mystery that would keep the reader guessing till the end, but also engage them emotionally with the main characters. I hope that I've achieved those aims, but only you can tell...