Bargain Books 15/07/2013 Mystery & Suspense

A harrowing and erotic glimpse through the eyes of a serial killer, “Killing Matt Cooper” is a first-person account of the love that drives a monster. “Killing Matt Cooper’s” unnamed narrator chronicles a swirling maelstrom of misogyny, violence, and fantasy — all the things that he believes will lead him back to his Love. If you like “American Psycho” and “Dexter,” this is the book for you!Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Burned, bleeding and blinded by smoke, a maid stumbles from the flames. The sole witness to the most brutal crime Barcelona has ever seen, Maria Torres finds her life in danger. Can the police keep her safe while they try to find the monster responsible for the massacre of two dozen people, or will professional and personal rivalries put her in even greater danger?Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Simon Remnant’s not your average hero. Oh no. As far as heroes go, he’s way below average. Absent father, absent-minded lover, unskilled and untrustworthy. None of them do his uselessness justice. So there are no expectations other than failure when he joins the mid- 21st Century’s equivalent of The Gold Rush – a race to get-rich-quick through plundering the dazzling fortunes offered by an asteroid brimming with diamond deposits. Remnant provides the brawn in a dubiously talented and totally incompatible crew of three aboard a ship that’s not expected to make it higher than the treetops. Can he overcome his underdog status? And can he beat the mighty NASA to the asteroid belt and return home with a life-changing cut of the loot? Lymon’s debut novel is an outlandish adventure that mashes the thriller and sci-fi genres into a pulp of highly entertaining, uniquely-told fiction that’ll leave you believing that even waaaaaaay below average heroes deserve to have their story told.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

A violent car crash on California’s PCH. A plot to achieve world domination. A nuclear arms-seeking Iran. At the heart of this conspiracy is amnesiac Magus Crayle. Crayle becomes the subject in a classified memory-recovery project managed by an off-the-books government agent. Assigned to protect Crayle and stimulate his memory are an FBI agent with baggage and a P.I. with an agenda. Attempts on Crayle’s life begin. The threat escalates. Nothing is what it seems. Assassins chase Crayle and the P.I. from their mountain sanctuary. Crayle is shocked by his ability to employ car racing and martial arts skills. The ante has been raised – more people will die. Crayle confronts his government handler. A call to Langley, Virginia provides direction. A jet is made available. Crayle and the P.I. depart for the Far East. His first target: Hong Kong stock mogul Chin Yao-wu, a charismatic, sexually deviant megalomaniac who reveals under duress details of their shared past. Another assassination attempt occurs, aligning Crayle with the most seductive of Chin’s lethal “daughters”. Chin’s intel leads Crayle to Strasbourg, France, a second conspirator, Sylvain Lalumiere, and his small army. The Frenchman views Crayle as a threat – to his plans of conquest and to his life. Few truths emerge. Answers beget questions. Crayle remains confused by his dominant placement in foreign crosshairs. Magus Crayle must reclaim his life, his memories, and his identity even as he struggles to survive. * * * A cross between Robert Ludlum and Ian Fleming, The Water Diamonds is a non-stop thriller that literally starts with a bang that will keep thriller junkies on the edge of their seats as they follow Magus Crayle from one exotic destination to the other in search of his elusive identity. Matthew J. Pallamary, author of Land Without Evil and Spirit Matters. “THE WATER DIAMONDS from Dennis Bowen is the skillfully crafted, breakneck-paced, and intelligently written opening salvo in an international thriller series that will dazzle readers of the genre. To my reckoning … a 5-star achievement!” Laura Taylor – 6-time RT Award Winner, 2-time Maggie Award Winner, & RWA RITA FinalistMystery & Suspense

 

 

Hexed is the first book in Jezebel Jorge’s Ring Dreams series featuring wicked witches and hot pro wrestlers. *** WARNING – This novel contains graphic sex scenes, scripted violence, infidelity, and a serial killing anti-heroine *** A love spell turns lethal when Rowan falls for pro wrestler Dylan Dalton. Rowan isn’t the most stable witch in the DeFliehr coven. She sees spirits and plays with magickal penis candles. The super smart standout Vandy tennis star is hell bent on getting her man. She’s also teaming up with her ghostly grandmother Odessa to avenge her birth mother’s rape and untimely demise. Dylan dreams of his red haired long legged witchy woman long before Rowan shows up and steals his heart. Chaos ensues when their worlds collide. Wrestlers are dropping dead. Secrets are revealed that threaten to destroy the already dysfunctional Dalton family.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

“Bayshore Noir” is the newest release from John David’s critically acclaimed “Noir De Jure” imprint. “It’s . . . John David’s second short detective-story I have read and I think it’s even better than the first one.” Detective Frank Geddy is on the case again, this time in the trendiest of Tampa neighborhoods, the Channelside District. Since pizza and booze aren’t free, Frank does what it takes to survive, as unpleasant as it may be. Every surveillance case is different, but they all have one thing in common–somebody is always trying to catch someone else doing what they shouldn’t. They say that if you go out looking for trouble, you will find it. Some marriages are made in heaven. Others are bound for nothing more than . . . “Splitsville.” No marriage is perfect. But on Bayshore, they’re not even close. “Bayshore Noir” is about 5800 words, approximately 20 ebook pages at font size 2. It is the perfect break or lunchtime read.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

The Cleansing [eBook]‘ Description Introducing Detective Chief Inspector Tom Caton. Christmas approaches. A killer dressed as a clown haunts the streets of Manchester. For him the City’s miraculous regeneration had unacceptable consequences. This is the reckoning. DCI Tom Caton enlists the help of forensic profiler Kate Webb, placing her in mortal danger. The trail leads from the site of the old mass cholera graves, through Moss Side, the Gay Village, the penthouse opulence of canal-side apartment blocks, and the bustling Christmas Market, to the Victorian Gothic grandeur of the Town Hall. Time is running out. For Tom, for Kate and for the City. The first in the acclaimed DCI Tom Caton series of Manchester Murder Mysteries. Shortlisted for the Long Barn Books Debut Novel Award Winner of the ePUBLISHING CONSORTIUM WRITERS AWARD 2011Mystery & Suspense

Full Price Books 08/07/2013 Health & Well Being

“It’s not like they’re family.” Sound familiar? If you’re grieving the death of a friend, you’ve probably heard that from people who just don’t get it. And if it made you angry, well, you’re not alone. In the first of a series on grieving the death of a friend, Friend Grief and Anger: When Your Friend Dies and No One Gives A Damn, you’ll meet people who also struggled with anger after their friend died. And they’ll help you answer the question: “Okay, I’m angry: now what?”Health & Well Being

 

 

Hands up if you’d prefer a world without call centres – a world in which builders turned up on the day they promised, cashpoints didn’t charge you to withdraw your own money, and cold-callers were afraid to knock on your door. Good… that appears to be everyone! Then you’ll be pleased to hear that consumer campaigner and all-round troublemaker Jon McKnight knows just how to make that world a reality. Drawing on his 35 years’ experience of taking on traders, combatting conmen and battling with bureaucrats, the author has seen a promised land, ethically cleansed of the people and organisations who make it their business to exploit us, rip us off, and do us down on a daily basis. The journey to that promised land starts right here and right now, with this book. And, like the author and the people he has campaigned for, you could find yourself thousands of pounds better off when you demand compensation instead of the insincere apology and the pat on the head you might have settled for in the past. Whether you wouldn’t risk saying boo to a goose, or you’re a highly articulate, assertive type who simply doesn’t have time to sort out the soul-destroying parasites who prey on your pocket, you’ll find inspiration and ammunition that will change your life in this punchy, irreverent and thought-provoking self-help manual. Packed full of real-life examples and mischievous methods that would change the world if enough people tried them, this book will show you how to complain, who to complain to, what to do if they ignore you, and how to come out on top in any consumer conflict. And once you’ve read this and learnt the art of the well-aimed complaint, you’ll discover you have the confidence to, metaphorically at least, Throw The Book At Them! What The Critics Say DON’T BUY THIS BOOK, whatever you do, or it will put me out of business. — Bodge The Builder Middle England Media should be utterly ashamed of themselves for publishing this outrageous attack on poor, innocent cashpoint operators. What’s wrong with charging people £1.75 to withdraw a tenner, anyway? — Ivor Lightfinger How can I carry on pulling the wool over people’s eyes after they’ve read this? The whole book’s a ****ing disgrace and ought to be banned. — Dodge E Fellow If enough people read this troublemaking book, our entire organisation will have to become efficient, fair, and accountable. What a nightmare! — Faceless Bureau LtdHealth & Well Being

Full Price Books 08/07/2013 Sci Fi & Fantasy


The Hero is the closest a fantasy novel can get to literary fiction. On the surface it is an exciting, action-packed sword-and-sorcery tale of grief and revenge among former caravan guards in a dystopic pre-gunpowder civilization. Under the surface, it is an intense study on the effect of personal mythology in a variety of different scenarios.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

What if? What if the descendants of the Vikings who settled Greenland and went on to reach North America around the end of the first millennium had stayed? Five hundred years later, would Christopher Columbus have arrived to the south of an eastern seaboard dotted with centuries old settlements and towns hosting devotees to Thor and Odin? Might the Norse have gone on to build a nation as dominant as the United States of our own world? A thousand years after reaching Greenland, Vinland and Markland, would we still have had two world wars? What might the world look like? Where might the political and religious divides be drawn? This is the New World. *** At the turn of the first millennium: Eskil, orphaned in war, but now a man, is leading his followers to found a settlement dedicated to Asgard’s gods in the newly discovered lands in the west. There, after tests, adventures and challenges, he will leave a legacy that will grow to become the strongest nation the world has ever seen. The Landing is the first book in The United States of Vinland series and is an alternate history that begins the saga with the establishment of the first Markland halls. Welcome to Norse America.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Meet Sprague Deacon – one of the toughest old-time hockey players who ever skated upon a rink of hand-poured ice. Sprague was born and raised and he expects to die here on the Northern Labrador coast. What he did not expect was a tour bus full of vampires – none of whom glitter in the least bit – to pull into his town and begin lowering the population level – one corpse at a time. Sprague and his three best friends – an over-the-hill never-say quit bush league hockey team from Northern Labrador go toe-to-tooth with a tour bus full of vampires in an immortal-stakes showdown of street hockey? For the answer – throw Paul Newman’s Slapshot into a blender with Steven Niles 30 Days of Night and hit frappe! Also including the bonus time travelling hockey tale, “Time Out” as well as a bonus hockey-oriented ghost story, “Smoke Signals”.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

This is the story of the end of the world – as told by a teenager. “So as near as I could tell the end of the world began roughly about the time that Billy Carver’s butt rang – about halfway through the War of 1812.” Sixteen year old Briar Gamble is having a bad day. It started with the cell phones singing for Santa Claus. Then came the tanks and the storm troopers. The Black Masks, in their black fish bowl sunglasses. And then along came Captain Albino. That’s how it all started back in October 2012 when I released the FIRST episode of FLASH VIRUS. What you are looking at now is the first FIVE episodes of FLASH VIRUS – and the first full length novel in the series. SO – in all honesty – if you have already read those first five episodes of FLASH VIRUS you can probably get away with not purchasing this volume. But, if you haven’t read those first five episodes – then what are you waiting for? Santa Claus?Sci Fi & Fantasy

Full Price Books 08/07/2013 Biography & Memoir

Catch-22 with radiation. Area 51 meets Dr. Strangelove. Except it really happened. Operation Redwing, the biggest and baddest of America’s atmospheric nuclear weapons test regimes, mixed saber rattling with mad science, while overlooking the cataclysmic human, geopolitical and ecological effects. But mostly, it just messed with guys’ heads. Major Maxwell, who put Safety First, Second and Third. Except when he didn’t. Berko, the wise-cracking Brooklyn Dodgers fan forced to cope with the H-bomb and his mother’s cookies. Tony, who thought military spit and polish plus uncompromising will power made him an exception. Carl Duncan, who clung to his girlfriend’s photos and a dangerous secret. Major Vanish, who did just that. In THE ATOMIC TIMES, Michael Harris welcomes readers into the U.S. Army’s nuclear family where the f-words were fallout and fireball. In a distinctive narrative voice, Harris describes his H-bomb year with unforgettable imagery and insight into the ways isolation and isotopes change men for better–and for worse. “A gripping memoir leavened by humor, loyalty and pride of accomplishment. A tribute to the resilience, courage and patriotism of the American soldier.” –Henry Kissinger “One of the best books I’ve ever read, combining elements of Catch 22 and Dr. Strangelove in a memoir both hilarious and tragic. A ‘must’ read, destined to become a classic.” –John G. Stoessinger, Ph.D. (Harvard), winner of the Bancroft Prize for Inernational Affairs, member of the Council on Foreign Relations “Harris has seamlessly presented a colorful cast of characters, and a shockingly honest depiction of his experience. The effect is at once deeply personal and politically profound.” –Senator Charles Schumer “Harris’ frank and disturbing descriptions of the criminally irresponsible proceedings on Eniwetok, and the physical and mental pain he and others endured, constitute shocking additions to atomic history. Amazingly enough, given his ordeal, Harris remains healthy.” –Booklist “Harris uses a chatty, dead-pan voice that highlights the horrifying absurdity of life on the island: the use of Geiger counters to monitor scrambled eggs’ radiation level, three-eyed fish swimming in the lagoon, corroded, permanently open windows that fail to keep out the radioactive fall-out and men whose toenails glow in the dark. (The money initially earmarked for enlisted men’s goggles was diverted to buy new furniture for the colonel’s house. ‘Goggles are important,’ Harris is told. ‘But the colonel’s furniture is important, too.’) An entertaining read in the bloodline of Catch-22, Harris achieves the oddest of victories: a funny, optimistic story about the H-bomb.” –Publisher’s Weekly From the Author Three-eyed fish swimming in the clear waters of the lagoon. Men whose toenails glow in the dark. Operation Redwing where the F words were Fallout and Fireball. In 1956, I was an army draftee sent to the Marshall Islands to watch 17 H-bomb tests. An “observer,” the Army called it. In plain English: a human guinea pig. I knew at the time that the experience could make a fascinating book, and I wrote a novel based on it while I was still there. The problem was that Eniwetok was a security post. There were signs everywhere impressing on us that the work going on (I mopped floors, typed, filed requisitions and wrote movie reviews for the island newspaper “All the news that fits we print”) was Top Secret. “What you do here, what you see here, what you hear here, when you leave here leave it here.” I was afraid they would confiscate the manuscript if they found it but a buddy who left Eniwetok before I did concealed the pages in his luggage. When he got back to the States, he mailed those pages to my father so I had what turned out to be a very rough draft. What was wrong with the book? Let me count the ways. I didn’t know how to write action, plot and character. I did know how to leave out everything interesting that was happening around me. Back in the States after my discharge, I thought about writing Version #2 but for ten years, I had nightmares about the H-bomb almost every night. I survived the radiation (unlike some of my friends), but the memories were also a formidable foe. I tried to forget and more or less succeeded. My perspective gradually changed over the years and I began to remember what I had tried to forget: We were told we had to wear high density goggles during the tests to avoid losing our sight but the shipment of goggles never arrived–the requisition was cancelled to make room for new furniture for the colonel’s house. We were told we had to stand with our backs to the blast–again to prevent blindness. But the first H-bomb ever dropped from a plane missed its target, and the detonation took place in front of us and our unprotected eyes. Servicemen were sent to Ground Zero wearing only shorts and sneakers and worked side by side with scientists dressed in RadSafe suits. The exposed military men developed severe radiation burns and many died. The big breakthrough came when enough years had passed and I had overcome the anger and the self-pity resulting from the knowledge that I and the men who served with me had been used as guinea pigs in a recklessly dangerous and potentially deadly experiment. At last I had the perspective to understand my nuclear year in its many dimensions and capture the tragedy and the black humor that came along with 17 H-bomb explosions. In addition, certain significant external realities had changed. Top Secret documents about Operation Redwing had been declassified. I learned new details about the test known as Tewa: the fallout lasted for three days and the radiation levels exceeded 3.9 Roentgens, the MPE (Maximum Permissible Exposure). Three ships were rushed to Eniwetok to evacuate personnel but were ordered back after the military raised the MPE to 7. That, they reasoned, ensured everyone’s safety. I made contact with other atomic veterans who told me about their own experiences and in some cases sent me copies of letters written to their families during the tests. As we talked, we also laughed: about officers who claimed Eniwetok was a one year paid vacation; about the officer who guarded the political purity of the daily island newspaper by deleting “pinko propaganda,” including a speech by President Eisenhower. By now, Ruth knew the material almost as well as I did and provided crucial perspective and detailed editing expertise. At last, I was able to pull all the strands together. After 50 years, I was able write the book I had wanted to in the beginning. Having struggled to write a memoir for so long and having been asked for advice by others contemplating writing a memoir, I can pass along a bit of what I learned along the way. Make sure you have enough distance from the experience to have perspective on what happened. Exposure to radiation and the resulting reactions–anger, terror, incredulity–produce powerful emotions that take time to process. Figure out how to use (or keep away) from your own intense feelings. In the case of the H-Bomb tests, anger and self-pity were emotions to stay away from. So was the hope of somehow getting “revenge.” Sometimes the unexpected works. For me, finding humor in a tragic situation– the abject military incompetence in planning and executing the H-Bomb tests–freed my memory and allowed me to write about horrific experiences. Figure out (most likely by trial and error) how much or how little of yourself you want to reveal. My other memoir—it’s about a much happier time in my life—is Always On Sunday: An Inside View of Ed Sullivan, the Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra & Ed’s Other Guests and is also available on Kobo.Biography & Memoir

 

 

Gripping — the news story that never was. SUMMER, 1974 — Six teenaged boys died and fifty-four were injured in an explosion on a Canadian Forces Base in Valcartier, Quebec. A live grenade inadvertently made its way into a box of dud ammunition, and its pin was pulled during a lecture on explosives safety. One hundred and forty boys survived, each isolated in their trauma, yet expected to carry on with their lives. Thirty-four years later, Gerry Fostaty, who was an 18-year-old sergeant that summer and one of the first on the scene after the explosion, received an unexpected e-mail from his former sergeant-major, triggering a journey into memory, a quest for a true picture of what had happened on that day. In As You Were, Fostaty pieces together the story of how a series of preventable mistakes led to tragedy. The only full account of an event that received minor attention at the time, As You Were is the story of a normal day turned horrific, how duty, responsibility, and honour make ordinary people take extraordinary measures, and how an embarrassed military did their best to ignore this devastating incident.Biography & Memoir

 

 

Everyone has that birthday. That one day we look in the mirror and ask ourselves: “How did I get here? Is this really the person I intended to be when I grew up? Am I grown up?” Author Katharine Miller presents her own self-assessment in the form of micro-memoir 30 Failures by Age 30. 30 Failures by Age 30 is a compelling memoir, conversational in tone with hilarious and heartbreaking moments.Biography & Memoir

Free Books 08/07/2013 Sci Fi & Fantasy

This is a story about the early years of the post apocalyptic hero Wanderer and tells of his search for his missing wife. He has not yet found his battlesuit and his foes in this tale are his fellow humans, the ones, like him, who have survived the end of days.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The year is 2001; exactly fifty years after the first space rocket was launched to explore Mars. It was a time of wonder and advancement for Earth. Intelligent life was discovered among the majestic ancient cities of Mars and Venus. Earth, Venus and Mars later formed the Solar Federation; a planetary alliance functioning as a union for open-trade, justice and immigration. In this union the Solar Defense Force was born. A team of five elite Solar Defense Force Rangers search Mars for the mysterious time traveling orbs. The team of outsiders race against time to find the orbs before a shadowy group of outlaws obtains them and uses them to their own evil ends. The Ranger’s mysterious past is revealed and they must ultimately confront their own true selves or risk jeopardizing the mission and their own lives.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Never get between a man’s wheelchair and his sons. “Holy s#!% I hope I just sat in chocolate pudding.” “In the dust zone every man lives with a shotgun under his mattress and a bullet in his brain.” WARNING: Reading this digital short has been known to cause ridiculous bouts of heroism much to the frustration of significant others. And it should also be noted that 7 out of 10 leading sciencticions think it only a matter of time before society is overrun by zombies. Product Description Life in the post-apocalyptic dust zone of the Texas Panhandle can be brittle at best. Georgy Founder has already lost his wife, his daughter and his legs. But he still has three sons. With ingenuity and cunning the Founders have learned the secrets to surviving their threatening environs. But fear has governed them for too long. Survival is no longer enough. As neurotoxin-ravaged twitchers rally for control over the region, Georgy is forced to reconcile his past in order to provide his sons a future worth living. “If all my life’s worth of reading was just to find this story, it would so totally be worth it.” Note from the Editor The Truth in History Society (THS), commonly known as lost file conspiracists, have beat their drum for nearly a dozen years. I, like most, ignored them. Unlike most, I was kidnapped. While initially ticked off by this, not getting exploded (another story altogether) ultimately balanced the scales. Since then I have rigorously set about curating and editing all known Lost DMB Files while maintaining as scientific of an approach to these pulpy stories as possible. Now I count myself among the zealous believers in their authenticity, not simply as pulp fiction, but as journalistic tales preserving historic fact. My promise to the reader is to seek out these Lost DMB files and present them to you unabridged and unaltered from their original intent for as long as I am able. I also vow to do my best to allow you to draw your own conclusions as to their historical value and contemporary commentary. (I’ll refrain from my preachy tendencies as best I can!) Finally, be forewarned. Becoming lost in these “lost files” and the world they reconstruct is difficult to resist. May what once was lost be found. Professor Jim “Buck” Buckner All Currently Known Lost DMB Files (including assumed gaps) Reefer Ranger (#9) Del Rio Con Amor (#14) Fistful of Reefer (#17) The Austin Job (#18) Hell’s Womb (#22) Get Doc Quick (#24) McCutchen’s Bones (#25) Twitch and Die! (#26) Paraplegic Zombie Slayer (#35) Fourth Horseman (#43)Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

This is the story of the end of the world – as told by a teenager. “So as near as I could tell the end of the world began roughly about the time that Billy Carver’s butt rang – about halfway through the War of 1812.” Sixteen year old Briar Gamble is having a bad day. It started with the cell phones singing for Santa Claus. Then came the tanks and the storm troopers. The Black Masks, in their black fish bowl sunglasses. And then along came Captain Albino. The shooting started shortly after that. Like I said – Briar Gamble is having a REALLY bad day. And it’s about to get a whole lot worse.Sci Fi & Fantasy

Bargain Books 08/07/2013 Sci Fi & Fantasy

Coulter is supposed to be an agent working with Anita Cross to observe the Inari on Earth, but he reveals a different side following the battle at NeoGen Labs. When he takes her prisoner with the Shirukan escaping to the stars, she realizes that the alien in their agency might have been deceiving them all along, waiting for the opportune time to return to his former loyalties. One wrong move could mean the downfall of Earth, but Anita will do all she can to protect her world and learn the truth behind Coulter’s deception.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

In the 2150′s, a scientist discovers time is actually fluid; past, present, and future all exist at the same time. What he doesn’t know, is if the current timeline can change when something is changed in the past. The U.S. government wants him to find out. The theme being to make right what once went wrong.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

A sci-fi adventure likened to Firefly from the #1 bestselling author of Shattered. The start of a sci-fi adventure to rival Firefly, from the bestselling author of Shattered. If Step Velkin had known what awaited him he would never have answered his brother’s latest plea for help. Now he’s stuck with in an unfamiliar sector of space with a barely space-worthy ship, working on the wrong side of the law to pay off A Brother’s Debt.Sci Fi & Fantasy

Full Price Books 01/07/2013 Entertainment

How The Beatles Came To America Ed first learns I have written a book when I hand him a finished manuscript. Naively, I imagine he’ll be flattered, but when he reads it, he blows his stack and stops speaking to me. He’s furious. I am revealing more about him, more backstage gossip and more details about the inner workings of the show than he wants made public. Fortunately for me and for Always On Sunday, Ed simmers down eventually and decides my unauthorized biography is “magnificent.” He promotes it in his newspaper column, in interviews and in joint television appearances with me. Ed helps turn the book he initially hated into a national bestseller. During my 11 years on the Sullivan show, no one created more excitement than the Beatles. February 7, 1964: Kennedy Airport. Their first trip to the United States. The screaming fans! The haircuts! The sassy answers! Welcome to New York! The entire country focuses on this place and these young men. Including me. I am meeting their plane. A CBS public relations executive for years. Now the network’s press representative on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Ed was warned not to sign the Beatles: “You’re crazy! No British group has ever made it big in this country.” A month before they arrive, they are still unknown in America. Every reporter I contact turns down my invitation to go with me to JFK. Two weeks later, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” rockets to the top of the charts. Beatlemania crosses the Atlantic, and I am besieged by thousands of ticket requests. Reporters plead to join me at JFK. On February 14, I greet the Beatles again, this time in Miami for a second Sullivan show. I do my best to stay out of the way but, thanks to papparazzi determined to cash in on every shot of the Fab Four, I appear in photos published around the world (including the NY Post). In the captions I am called a Beatle, a case of mistaken identity I still laugh about with my wife, best-selling novelist Ruth Harris, whose romantic women’s fiction is also available on Kobo. When I return to New York, Ed searches for me backstage. One stagehand is impressed. “Ed must really like you,” he says. “You’ve only worked for him for four years, and he already knows your name.” Ed And The Celebrities Who Loved Him — Or Not! Why did Frank Sinatra take out an ad saying, “Ed, you’re sick, sick, sick.”? You’ll find out in Always On Sunday. Why did Mary Tyler Moore sue “The Ed Sullivan Show”? You’ll find out in Always On Sunday. Why did CBS cancel Bob Dylan’s appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” — against Ed’s wishes? You’ll find out in Always On Sunday. Elvis’ fans kissed him where? Ed was stunned when Elvis explained. What did Elvis say? You’ll find out in Always On Sunday Reviewers Rave! “One of the most intriguing show business books to come along in a long time. It’s great, very well written and tells it like it is. I knew Sullivan for years and consider Harris’ book an accurate sketch of a complex man. Well done!” — Chicago Sun Times “Honestly told …with remarkable frankness and genuine inside knowledge. In the field of show business biographies, Always On Sunday has secured a place on the shelf reserved for the very best.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Always On Sunday: An Inside View….. And it is inside! The book is studded with backstage gossip about showbiz greats.” — Houston Post “Highly readable and surprisingly candid….A remarkable success story.” — Miami Herald “A portrait, warts and all. From the very outset, Harris disarms the reader.” — San Diego Union “Delightful!” — Charlotte News “Irresistible!” — Boston Globe Michael Harris’s memoir, The Atomic Times, is based on a more fraught experience: the shocking, funny, sad and raunchy portrait of army life on a nuclear Pacific island in 1955 where troops were used as human guinea pigs during 17 H-bomb tests. (Available on Kobo.)Entertainment

Full Price Books 01/07/2013 Sci Fi & Fantasy

Titan. A genetically engineered warrior for whom going home means a death sentence… Commonwealth. A powerful politician chasing a legend from her family’s past… Seryn. A young girl seeking adventure and hiding more power than even she knows… Collective. A synthetically augmented scientist whose singular nature makes him an exile… Representatives from each of humanity’s four feuding factions, each offered the chance to see the legendary Book of Ascension—an ancient artefact rumoured to hold the key to immortality. The four form an uneasy alliance before discovering they have been misled: Before they can see the Book, they must find a mythical deity, protect the galaxy from an ancient evil—and save humanity’s future.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

A year has passed since the events of ASCENSION POINT, and the galaxy shifts uncomfortably as the opposing forces of progress and tradition threaten the new and fragile peace. Titan society teeters on the brink of civil war, the Commonwealth bristles with hostility towards the returning Seryn, while the Collective remains silent in the spaces between the stars, watching. And waiting. Against this backdrop of turmoil and unrest, the Peacetrooper brother of Commonwealth Senator Neela Kane has gone missing. Intelligence places him on Karak, an Independent desert world, and Operative Dante Zo is dispatched to bring him home—or confirm his demise. Quinn, employee of the shadowy Seryn Agency, is also headed to Karak, where rumours abound of a fierce and sudden tribal war centred on a mysterious woman with uncanny power: Venus, the Seryn’s most dangerous rogue agent. Meanwhile, on Karak itself, other forces bring their pieces into play. Tasha, a young but mercurial assassin, is unleashed to kill the foreign witch and bring peace back to her home. But with a renegade Titan mercenary at her side, Venus will let nothing stand in the way of her plan—and the conquest of Karak is just the beginning. With a world in the firing line, and the fate of the entire galaxy at stake, only one question remains: In the name of duty, is there anything that can’t be sacrificed?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

Deep under the City of Glass in the frozen southern land, an age-old machine called the Heart of the City radiates a power which locals call icefire. Most citizens are immune to it, but a few, always born with physical disabilities, can bend it to their will. For fifty years, the ruling Eagle Knights, who fly on the back of giant birds, have killed these Imperfects, fearing the return of the old royal family, who used icefire to cut out people’s hearts, turning them into ghostly servitors. The old king’s grandson Tandor only sees the good things icefire brought: power and technology now forgotten while the people of the south live in dire poverty. He’s had enough of seeing his fellow kinsfolk slaughtered by ignorant Knights, of Imperfect babies being abandoned on the ice floes to be eaten by wild animals. His grandfather’s diary tells him how to increase the beat of the Heart the first step to making the land glorious once more. Arrogant as he is, he sets the machine in motion. All he needs is an army of Imperfect servitors to control the resulting power. Isandor is Imperfect, an ex-Knight apprentice, betrayed by his best friend and running for his life. The queen Jevaithi is Imperfect, living like a prisoner amidst leering Knights, surviving only because the common people would rebel if their beloved queen were harmed. Both are young and desperate and should be grateful that Tandor wants to rescue them from their hopeless situations. Or so he thinks. The youngsters, however, have no inclination to become heartless ghosts, but while they defy Tandor, the Heart beats, and he alone cannot control its power.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

John Ewert is one of a handful of survivors of a plague that kills off most of humanity. Strangely, the plague leaves those survivors with magical powers. One group of survivors gather around a man named Gabe in Ames, Iowa. They believe The End Times are at hand, and they will be the heroes of Revelations. Others follow a woman named Lucy to Dallas. She tells them they’re going to fight and win the final battle of the haves against the have-nots. As what seems to be the last of humanity goes to war, John wonders, “Is this the apocalypse, or just an incredible simulation?”Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

LUST AND FURY COLLIDE IN A GALAXY ON THE VERGE OF WAR. Fearing retribution from ruthless gangsters over an unsettled debt, intergalactic bounty hunter Zyra Zanr ventures to a distant world to collect the reward for Boris Skringler, a notorious terrorist, who has been sentenced to death by political rivals of the InterGalactic Alliance. When she fails to secure his release, she decides to break him out of prison. Zyra soon finds herself an unwilling participant in events that lead to a climactic showdown between the most powerful worlds in the galaxy. Torn between her desperation to rid herself of the threats to her life and her guilt in agitating the conflict between two galactic superpowers, Zyra is horrified to learn that the lives of an entire world of people hinge on her ability to return Skringler to his captors. However, her distrust of Skringler gives way to lust, unraveling her plans. Will Zyra give into her passion and allow Skringler to go free? Or will she surrender him to her enemies to stop an impending war? The fate of billions depend on whether she chooses life for a killer or the death of her lover.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

“It is not the easy road that makes us capable of great things. It is the hard journey that leads to a greater destiny. You can never rise if you never have anything to rise above.” Adult Urban Fantasy Romance Book 1 Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. She was found, covered in blood, and taken in by an ex-soldier named Adam. Zoë didn’t just survive that night – she underwent a physical transformation and acquired unexplainable abilities. Severed from her old life, her frustration grows as she tries to comprehend what’s happening to her. Serendipity leads her to Justus De Gradi. He’s handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. Through Justus, Zoë learns the truth about what she is and where she belongs. A young Mage is vulnerable in this dangerous world. The only way Zoë will understand her power is by putting her trust in a stranger and accepting the protection that he offers. When her immortal freedom is threatened by the one man who has a right to claim her, Zoë learns the price of freedom…and the value of loyalty.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

In a land where the horrors of war are as common as snow and ice in winter… Patrik, a newly-married young man, turns down the safety of small town life to help his uncle manage a road-side inn many miles away. But before he can learn even the basics of running an inn, the uncle suddenly dies. If he had stayed where he was born, Patrik could have become a successful hunter, fur trapper, or even a successful artist. So why did he leave the comforts of home? Not long after the death of his uncle, Patrik’s wife dies, leaving him to mourn her death while struggling to be a good father to their two young daughters. Where can he find the inner peace he feverishly desires? Tamara, boisterous, beautiful but often cantankerous, has turned down every man who has offered to rescue her from the pitiful routine of The Lonely Fox inn. Who, if anyone, could ever capture her love? Kristof, The Lonely Fox Inn’s stable hand, has attempted to earn Tamara’s affection since he first set eyes upon her but has suffered a lifetime of rejection in the few months he has been employed there. What can he do to somehow make her love him? Betrovia… a land in disarray… a land in need of peace…Sci Fi & Fantasy

The Land of Betrovia is the compilation of the three novels that make up The Land of Betrovia trilogySci Fi & Fantasy

Full Price Books 01/07/2013 History

Matt Beck is a man hired to eliminate problems. So when the deadliest gunman in the West wanders into an Arizona town, the residents instantly fear one of them has been marked for death. Once Beck arrives, he tangles with the law, a young gunslinger itching to make a reputation on his death, a treacherous preacher, and a gunfighter hired to kill Beck. Through it all, he must protect a secret he’s carrying that would surely mark his own death if found out.History

 

 

At the peak of Rome’s might a dragon is born among eagles, an heir to a line both blessed and cursed by the Gods for ages. Lucius Metellus Anguis is a young warrior who is inspired by the deeds of his glorious ancestors and burdened by the knowledge that he must raise his family name from the ashes of the past. Having achieved a measure of success in the Emperor’s legions in North Africa, Lucius is recalled to Rome where he finds himself surrounded by enemies, cast into the deadly arena of Roman politics. Amid growing fears of treachery, Lucius meets a young Athenian woman who fills his darkening world with new-found hope. Their love grows, as does their belief that the Gods have planned their meeting, but when an ancient oracle of Apollo utters a terrifying prophecy regarding his future, Lucius’ world is once more thrown into chaos. Ultimately, he must choose sides in a war that threatens to destroy his family, his faith and all that he was worked for.History

 

 

The Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine — The Austro-Hungarian Navy — was in at the beginning of World War I when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie lay in state aboard its flagship, and at the end when it dissolved along with the empire that commanded it. During the war, this small but powerful “fleet in being” forced the Allies to maintain a blockade of the Otranto Straits. German and Austro-Hungarian U-boats ran riot in the Mediterranean even though the capital ships almost never left port. Illustrated with thirty photographs and drawings, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed listing of the ships that made up the KuK Kriegsmarine, its operations, and the unique problems this unusual fleet faced, from contentious duelling parliaments to ships built by landlocked Hungary.History

Free Books 01/07/2013 Romance

Sara Adams only wants a Spring Break with surf, sun, friends and fun, but she finds more than she expects. After falling overboard from her tour boat during a squall, she wakes up on a deserted island in the Bermuda Triangle. However, the island isn’t as deserted as she first thinks. A handsome stranger brings her food that couldn’t possibly grow there; but he always disappears at night and when it rains. Something tells her he isn’t what he appears, but ancient forces and her fear of the ocean stand in the way of satisfying her heart.Romance

 

 

Though the name of her celebration and wedding cake business is up in lights, Bronte Ludlow doesn’t care for the trappings of success. All that matters to her is her company, her independence and her heritage,The Dower House. Home to her ancestors since the seventeenth century, no way will she part with it to ‘a man with too much money and no soul’. Nico Ferranti’s only passions are money and power… He’s a man who stopped believing in romance long ago and Bronte’s a romantic, yet the attraction sparking between them like fireworks over the Piazza del Popolo stuns Nico. When Bronte’s brother is badly hurt in a car accident in Rome, Nico whisks Bronte to the Eternal City. He wants her and he wants The Dower House and Nico Ferranti always gets what he wants. But Bronte’s heart has already been broken by one ruthless charmer and although tempted she isn’t about to give up either her heart or her home to the charismatic Italian without a fight!Romance