Monday, October 31, 2011

Win What Fears Become on Halloween

UPDATE: And the winner is...Treenie.

Tomorrow, we'll be rewarding one of our Imajin Books Inner Circle members with a FREE copy of WHAT FEARS BECOME, the perfect treat for Halloween day. Keep reading to learn how to enter. No purchase necessary--open to all.

From classic horror and pure suspense to Twilight-Zone-style dark fantasy, WHAT FEARS BECOME relentlessly explores our basic fears and leaves you with twisted endings that will make your skin crawl…
This spine-tingling, international anthology contains contributions from the critically acclaimed online horror magazine, The Horror Zine, and features bestselling authors such as Bentley Little, Graham Masterton, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Massie, Ronald Malfi, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, Melanie Tem, Scott Nicholson, Piers Anthony, Conrad Williams, and many more.
Edited by Jeani Rector of The Horror Zine and featuring a foreword by award-winning, bestselling author Simon Clark, it also contains deliciously dark delights from morbidly creative writers, poets and artists who have not yet made it big―but will very soon.
Come and discover…

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Happy Halloween!

Midnight Street Magazine and Midwest Book Review give WHAT FEARS BECOME two thumbs up

Check out these featured reviews for WHAT FEARS BECOME: An Anthology from The Horror Zine, edited by Jeani Rector and showcasing works by well-known suspense/horror authors and some on the rise. As well as horrific shorts, this hefty book comes complete with dark poetry and art from talented poets and artists.

Here is a clipping from a review from UK's horror zine, Midnight Street Magazine:

"This is a feast of horror, an explosion of ideas that reach into every aspect of the inspired mix of energetic and captivating horror. This anthology is like a fearful breath from an ancient crypt; enter if you dare!"

You can read Trevor Denyer's full review on pg. 79 of Midnight Street Magazine. (PDF)

Here is a clipping from a review by Christina Francine that will be featured in November at Midwest Book Review:

"What do reader’s fears become when they’re examined? Top-notch tales, poems, and images will horrify and delight readers in this anthology called What Fears Become. Each feature rips through reality plunging readers into frightful situations deep enough to provoke a bag full of nightmares. It is unlikely readers will set aside a single whisper-read word. Like stepping onto a monstrous scene, their wide eyes can’t look away. Thirty-one finely honed eager narratives, eighteen delicious poems, and eighteen visions touch all who dare venture inside."

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Release: The Bridgeman by Catherine Astolfo

Catherine Astolfo's beloved mystery series gets a fresh new look--one that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Complete with a stunning new cover, this second edition comes to you in the form of an ebook edition. If you haven't read The Bridgeman, book 1 in the Emily Taylor Mystery series, you're in for a real treat.

Some secrets can come back to haunt you…

Principal Emily Taylor feels safe in the friendly little town of Burchill—until she finds a body in her school. The murder of caretaker Nathaniel Ryeburn brings back memories she'd rather forget and plunges Emily into a mystery that involves a secret diary, an illegal puppy mill and a murderer innocently disguised as an ordinary citizen.

As fear rips through the traumatized town, Emily's investigation inadvertently leads the police to her door, and to her husband Langford, who is hiding a secret of his own. It becomes clear to Emily that many of Burchill's residents are merely wearing masks. And it's time for those masks to be ripped away…and for a killer's identity to be revealed.

Available now in ebook edition via Amazon and Smashwords.

Check out the reviews:

"Love and depravity, rebirth and rot, veneer and the real wood underneath—Astolfo brings these opposing forces into play as she creates the complex community that is Burchill. Ordinary people find themselves in an extraordinary situation. Astolfo reveals their personalities in delicious detail." —Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane Mysteries

"Master storyteller Cathy Astolfo pulls out all the stops as old secrets come back to kill…in this chilling story of twisted desires. Astolfo grabs small-town Ontario and shakes it until its ugly secrets pour out. You won't catch your breath until the last page turns." —Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain

"Catherine Astolfo's descriptive prose and well-crafted characters soon make you feel part of the community of Burchill, sharing Emily's terror at what is happening in her perfect little town. It's a story rich in detail with unexpected twists and turns that keep you involved right through to the shocking end." —Meredith Henderson, actress, film producer, poet

"Astolfo throws opens the door of her idyllic setting into a world of darkness, depravity, and danger...After reading The Bridgeman, you’ll want to go home, lock the doors, and hug your pet." —Anthony Bidulka, author of the Russell Quant Mystery Series

Available now in ebook edition via Amazon and Smashwords.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Release: Chasing Clovers by Kat Flannery

Today's new release from debut novelist Kat Flannery is the perfect mix of sweet romance and wild west adventure, with a generous dash of emotion. Check out CHASING CLOVERS...

Mail order bride, Livy Green, is desperate to escape the memories of her past. John Taylor will never love another woman again, but his children need a mother. Will they learn to trust each other, or will their pasts interfere?

Longing to escape the awful memories and the saloon she once sang in, Livy Green lies about her past so she can be a wife to John Taylor and mother to his two young children. Overwhelmed by the task, she struggles to put her resentment aside and love them as her own.

John loved his first wife and is still heartbroken over the loss, but he needs a mother for his children. When his distant and unfriendly mail order bride arrives, he begins to doubt his decision, though one glance into Livy's terrified green eyes tells him he can’t turn his back on her.

As Livy's past catches up with her and suspicious accidents begin to happen on the ranch, she is tempted to come clean and tell John the truth. But will he send her back if she does? Or will they forever be CHASING CLOVERS?

Available now in ebook edition via Amazon and Smashwords.

Check out the reviews:

"A compelling story line. A combination of suspense, tension and romance will keep you turning the page until the end." —Michelle Ferguson, author of From Away

"Everything I wanted in a Historical Romance was in this story…Any romance aficionado will love this book and this author." —Tammy Gaines, NovelOpinion

Available now in ebook edition via Amazon and Smashwords.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Release: The Other Face of God by C. Robert Lee

Mix one part The Da Vinci Code with one part The Shack and one part The Thorn Birds, and you have The Other Face of God, book 1 in Circles of Destiny, an intelligent political/religious thriller series that is sure to make readers question their beliefs.

Sometimes faith is found in the eyes of a child…

In 1968 Father Doug Ryan, an angst-driven Los Angeles priest, is sent to Peru to investigate a padre accused of using mission funds to buy guns for Communist guerrillas. Mistakenly identified by Colonel Lopez, the corrupt future dictator, as the source of the padre’s gun money, Ryan is marked for torture and death. But his life is forever changed when an enigmatic image appears in a dying street urchin's eyes.

When Lopez sends soldiers to assassinate Daniel Barcea―a Professor of Anthropology who was responsible for freeing and settling 2,567 feudal serfs on their own incorporated farmland―and tries to destroy Barcea's land reform manuscript, Daniel's daughter Chabuca joins Ryan on a treacherous path to fulfill two missions: find the padre in the Andean wilderness and keep her father's work from enemy hands.

As they fight to protect the innocent, their growing relationship is tested, along with everything they ever believed in―and only they can show the world...

The Other Face of God.

Available now in ebook edition via Amazon and Smashwords.

Check out the reviews:

"Haunted me to the point of tears...this writing achieves great power." ―Norman Corwin, writer, producer, director

"Powerful...masterful...unique...a heart-breaker and a hope-maker." ―Betty Dravis, career journalist, author, award-winning activist

"Superb, intensely meaningful and timely." ―Dr. Allan Koenig, advisor to several orders of Catholic nuns, Dean of USC's School of Music and the Arts

"How a book can be so universal, and yet, so deeply personal at the same time defies description." ―Iris Gabriel, teacher, journalist, actress

"Meaty, places it reduced me to tears, and then it would raise me to places that allowed me to share in the ecstasy and the humor." ―Tamara Comstock, poet, editor

"Entertaining, enriching...a remarkable achievement." ―Father Anthony Thielen, Ph.D. in Philosophy and Theology, professor at 5 Catholic Universities

Available now in ebook edition from Amazon and Smashwords