Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Release: LAKOTA HONOR by Kat Flannery - ON SALE $0.99

Lakota Honor by Kat Flannery

Fate has brought them together,
but will a promise tear them apart?
In the small town of Willow Creek, Colorado, Nora Rushton spends most of her days locked up in her home with a father who resents her and fighting off unwanted marriage proposals from the wealthy Elwood Calhoun. Marked as a witch, Nora must hide her healing powers from those who wish to destroy all the witkowin—crazy women. What she doesn't know is that a bounty hunter is hot on her trail.
Lakota native Otakatay has an obligation to fulfill. He has been hired to kill the witkowin. In a time when race and difference are a threat and innocence holds no ground, courage, love and honor will bring Nora and Otakatay together as they fight for their freedom. Will the desire to fulfill his promise drive Otakatay to kill Nora? Or will the kindness he sees in her blue eyes push him to be the man he once was?
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Editorial Reviews:
"For something different, transport back to the old west with this paranormal historical, and its alpha hero, and a heroine hiding her secret talents." —Shannon Donnelly, author of the Mackenzie Solomon Urban Fantasy series
"Ms. Flannery doesn’t shy away from writing gritty scenes or about unpleasant topics. In this book, she deals with child labor and abuse, as well as animal abuse, and I simply wanted to reach through the computer screen and kill the awful villain myself, I got so angry.  That’s what good writing is all about—bringing out strong emotions in a reader. Congratulations on a job well done!" —Peggy L. Henderson, bestselling author of the Yellowstone Romance Series
"Talented, Kat Flannery knows her Native American history and those who relish the conflict of a heroic half-breed trapped between the white man's world and the Indian will fall in love with LAKOTA HONOR." —Cindy Nord, award-winning author of No Greater Glory
"Kat Flannery’s, LAKOTA HONOR, weaves a fast paced and beautiful prose that lures you through every chapter and leaves you wanting more. The struggles of the main characters break your heart and leave you rooting for them, for their struggles—although different—are similar at the core." —Erika Knudsen, paranormal author of Monarchy of Blood
"LAKOTA HONOR by Kat Flannery will hold your attention from beginning to end.  Her ability to intertwine good and evil within the confines of the Indian and white worlds is nothing less than inspired. Nora and Hawk come together in a very different, magical way; she as a healer and he as a killer. The ancillary characters are well drawn. You either like them or hate them. You might also wonder about some of them as the story progresses." —Katherine Boyer, romance reviewer
"'Money brings people to do things, horrible things.'" And love brings people to do things, miraculous things. LAKOTA HONOR takes readers on a heart-wrenching journey following the lives of a tenacious young woman and a dangerous tortured man. Surrounded by the brutality of greed and trapped by the savageness of vengeance, they are forced to make life-and-death decisions to save themselves and those they love. Kat gracefully weaves the complexities of a flawed 1800s community with the simplicity of two people searching for truth and redemption. Fear and anger fuel the actions and decisions of the numerous characters that seek to destroy all that they do not understand, while passion and affection strengthen two in their battle against such ignorance. Even when broken and bleeding, they do not surrender from the perilous fight for the life they both desire. LAKOTA HONOR is a book that leads readers back in time and then invites them to question just how much has really changed. Get comfortable—you’re not going to want to put this one down." —Leanne Myggland-Carter, operations manager at Canadian Authors Association-Alberta
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Monday, May 27, 2013

New release: SHADOW MASTERS: An Anthology from The Horror Zine

Imajin Books is proud to release SHADOW MASTERS, a new horror anthology by some masters of suspense, along with some new talent in the genre.

Featuring a haunted house cover designed by cover artist extraordinaire, Ryan Doan, SHADOW MASTERS has released to rave reviews, including a major plug from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD co-writer, John Russo, who says, “This anthology is chock-full of wonderfully horrific stories from noted authors as well as talented unknowns.”

KINDLE eBOOK ON SALE: $0.99 for a limited time!

Fear casts a long shadow, and shadows take many shapes…
From award-winning editor, Jeani Rector, who brought you the terrifying anthology, WHAT FEARS BECOME, comes a wicked brew of spine-tingling fiction. Featuring never before published works from best-selling authors such as Bentley Little, Yvonne Navarro, Scott Nicholson, Melanie Tem, Elizabeth Massie, Earl Hamner, Simon Clark, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, Ronald Malfi, Lisa Morton, Jeff Bennington, JG Faherty and many others, this chilling collection of works also includes a foreword from Joe R. Lansdale.
From classic horror and exciting suspense to Twilight Zone-type speculative fiction with twisted endings, SHADOW MASTERS: An Anthology from The Horror Zine delves into the darkest corners of our nightmares and delivers the shivers.
Book Details:
ISBN: 978-1-927792-03-2 (Kindle ebook); $4.99 US; May 27, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-927792-04-9 (Trade paperback); $17.99 US; May 27, 2013
Language: English
Editorial Reviews:
“This anthology is chock-full of wonderfully horrific stories from noted authors as well as talented unknowns. I especially liked “Reanimator” by editor Jeani Rector. It deals with a young widow whose loving husband has come back to life, and it explores not just the wrenching emotional issues surrounding such an experience, but also the enormous cultural, legal and societal issues that would be involved. And it has a powerfully flippant surprise ending!” —John Russo, co-writer of the original film Night of the Living Dead
“Veteran editor Jeani Rector delivers the scares again! I have no idea how she manages to pack so much talent between her covers, but she does it over and over, and Shadow Masters is her best anthology yet. If you had doubts about the health of the modern horror story, doubt no more. Jeani Rector and her amazing stable of writers have got all the proof you'll ever need that the genre remains vital and compelling. I loved this book!” —Joe McKinney, author of The Savage Dead
“Read the first half of Shadow Masters straight through; it was like eating potato chips, I couldn’t stop! Didn’t bother pacing myself through the second half, either. Some old favorites in here, like Bentley Little, Christian Larsen, and Elizabeth Massie. I was also blown away by some new discoveries for me, like Yvonne Navarro and Melanie Tem. A great collection that hits all the big notes: demons, cannibalism, the dead and unquiet, and some subtle surprises. These people are twisted!” —Susie Moloney, author of The Thirteen
“When you’re stuck in a crypt with only a flashlight and one thing to read, make damn sure it’s your copy of Shadow Masters. Presenting stories from veterans of their craft, Shadow Masters is another winner for Jeani Rector and The Horror Zine.” —Charles P. Zaglanis, Editor in Chief of White Cat Publications LLC
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Friday, May 24, 2013

New release: BLACK WATER by Rosemary McCracken - on SALE $0.99

BLACK WATER by Rosemary McCracken
A Pat Tierney Mystery - book 2
How strong is a mother's love?
When Pat Tierney's daughter, Tracy, asks her to help find Tracy's partner, Jamie Collins, their mother-daughter relationship is stretched to the limits. Pat heads out to cottage country where an elderly man, who killed Jamie’s sister in an impaired driving accident ten years ago, has perished in a suspicious fire. Unfortunately, Jamie is the prime suspect.
Pat takes charge at the new branch her investment firm has opened in the seemingly idyllic community where Jamie grew up, and her search for Tracy's missing sweetheart takes her through a maze of fraud, drugs, bikers and murder.
Once again, Pat proves that family can always count on her. 
Book Details:
ISBN: 978-1-927792-01-8 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; May 24, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-927792-02-5 (Trade paperback); $14.99 US; May 24, 2013
Language: English
Editorial Reviews:
"Rosemary McCracken is a master when it comes to showing ordinary people embroiled in extraordinary circumstances. From page one, Black Water draws the reader deeper and deeper into what at first seems a missing-person case but--step by step--eventually becomes a gripping tale of kidnapping, fraud and the violent settling of old scores. Pat Tierney, financial advisor, widow and mother faces off against bikers, drug doyennes and a crazed killer in this fast-paced engrossing mystery. It's a fast read with a beautifully complicated plot and great action near the twisty ending!" —Rosemary Aubert, author of the Ellis Portal mystery series
"Rosemary McCracken's second Pat Tierney mystery takes us into the tranquility of the Ontario lake country. But the idyllic setting has a dark underside. Human greed and ancient grudges are wreaking havoc. McCracken's smart and engaging protagonist must discover the truth and restore peace to paradise. She's more than up to the task." —Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn mystery series
"I personally love books where the characters are so believable and well-drawn that they become friends. Black Water is filled with wonderful details of everyday life that melt the curtain between the fictional and the real world. Add to that a suspenseful story and you have a winner all around." —Maureen Jennings, author of the Detective Murdoch mystery series
"A man meets and fiery death and in the small world of Braeloch, a northern Ontario town, suspects abound. McCracken's clever plot kept me guessing right to the end." —D.J. McIntosh, author of The Witch of Babylon 
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