27 February 2011

Industrial-strength espresso... Aussie style

Blogger and avid reader Susan's photographic intepretation of this sentence from Sleight Malice:

"What she really needed was an industrial-strength espresso."

I especially like the detail of the Australian raw sugar. Thanks, Susan. You made my day. :)

26 February 2011

Seeing is believing. Demons are real...

Joanna just has to convince everyone else before it's too late.

Dead Man's Eye
by Shaun Jeffrey $0.99

Blighted by an eye disease, Joanna Raines undergoes a corneal transplant operation to stop her going blind. The procedure is successful, but in the weeks that follow she begins to see dark coronas surrounding certain people. By turns fearful that something has gone wrong and worried that she's going crazy, Joanna searches for an answer to the phenomena.

What she finds will change her life forever. The transplant has opened a door in her mind, and the strange coronas are not legacies of the operation but proof that a legion of demons plans to invade the earth!

Now the only thing that stands between the demonic horde and their plot to take over the world is Joanna, a young woman with the power to see them for what they really are.

Available on Kindle from Amazon



Shaun Jeffrey was brought up in a house in a cemetery, so it was only natural for his prose to stray towards the dark side when he started writing. He has had three novels published, 'Evilution', 'The Kult' and 'Deadfall', and one collection of short stories, 'Voyeurs of Death'. Among his other writing credits are short stories published in Dark Discoveries and Cemetery Dance. His novel The Kult was optioned for film and shooting has just finished.

25 February 2011

NEW: Modesty (Excuse Me, Miss Series) by Phillip Thomas Duck $2.99

Eight calls...

From an unfamiliar number...

For rape survivor and "infidelity photographer" Terri Welker the question is far greater than should she answer. The question is: What should she do now that she has been found? Run again? Or stay and fight for the new life she has created photographing cheating spouses for James Boston Investigations?

The breathtaking continuation of the Excuse Me, Miss Series.


Available on Kindle from Amazon

Praise for EXCUSE ME MISS:

The unusual premise, great characters, and intriguing plot made this a fun, highly enjoyable read. I really can't wait to find out what happens next. ~ The Romance Reviews

This is a sexy suspense short fiction novella that has an interesting premise. Mr. Duck has created a strong, but vulnerable, woman who needs to face her past and get on with her future. ~ Eclectic Reviews



Phillip Thomas Duck straddles the line between two worlds. For paranormal fans, no he isn't a vampire or werewolf, but instead an accomplished author that has published works with traditional publishers (Harlequin and Simon & Schuster) as well as independently. The author lives in New Jersey with his daughter.

22 February 2011

Congratulations D.B. Henson!

"D.B. Henson's self-published Kindle bestseller (and Kindle "customer favorite") DEED TO DEATH, featuring a successful young Nashville real estate agent who, in the aftermath of having to bury her fiancé on their wedding day, is determined to prove the police's suicide theory wrong and soon uncovers a deadly web of lies, to Lauren Spiegel at Touchstone, for publication in July 2011, by Noah Lukeman at Lukeman Literary Management (World)." ~ Publishers Marketplace

Congratulations, Debbie. Wishing you much success. xx

21 February 2011

The Grand Conversation on ebooks

Shane Jiraiya Cummings, one of Australia's leading dark fantasy and horror authors, is hosting a month-long “Grand Conversation” on ebooks.
“I’ll be canvassing a diverse range of opinions on ebooks (for and against), and I’ve invited many of Australia’s bestselling authors and publishers, plus many award-winning writers, editors, publishers, literary agents, booksellers, and readers from around the world to this discussion.”
Participants to date include Alan Baxter, Keith Stevenson, Mark Coker, Martin Livings, Stacey Storch, Nathan Lowell, Robert Hoge, Ellen Datlow, Chuck McKenzie, Patty Jansen, Jason W. Chan, Gary Kemble, Elfwreck, Scott Nicholson, Stephen M. Irwin, Sean the Blogonaut, Amy Shojai, Lee Harris, Stephen Dedman, Benjamin Solah, and Jeff Ritchie.

Shane was also kind enough to invite me to contribute a post, which can be found here.


Shane’s books are priced between 99c and $2.99, and one, his Japanese fantasy novella The Smoke Dragon, is FREE on Smashwords (available in all formats, including PDF for non-ebook readers).

You can buy these books from Amazon (Kindle), Amazon UK (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), Diesel (epub), and Smashwords (all formats – including Apple, Sony, Kobo, and PDF for non-ebook readers).

Say it with flowers...

Today marks the day that friend and award-winning author Scott Nicholson becomes a fulltime fiction writer.

"It's the day I became (or am becoming) a full-time fiction writer. Well, also an editor, gardener, and occasional non-fiction writer. Plus maybe other things for money. But it's cool to say, very pompously, "A-hem, I am a full-time fiction writer." Back when I was a writer, I never told people I was a writer. Now I'm a writer and I feel pretty much the same, except I wear clothes with holes in them and don't have to comb my hair.

Anyway, when they unroll the crumbling scrolls in 2049 and look back at the myth that was Scott Nicholson, this will be the birth date. I expect to fail spectacularly, but it also feels so completely natural, as if all my life has pointed and led to this, that resistance is futile. Success, come and take me. I no longer fight you, and I'm no longer afraid one way or another." ~ Scott Nicholson

Help Scott celebrate with FLOWERS, his fantasy and paranormal collection – only 99 cents at Amazon and BN.com.
Contains the Writers of the Future Award-winning story "The Vampire Shortstop" and 11 other tales of magic, romance, and the supernatural, including the Makers series in which children control the essential forces of the world. Includes "The Boy Who Saw Fire," "In The Heart of November," and "Invisible Friend."

Congratulations, Scott. Here's to you...