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Welcome to Indietribe’s SUMMER BOOK FAIR
Not split into genres, not formalised, sanitised, regimental or politically correct…
Just one big jumble of great books for your reading pleasure
If it was on your iPad, you’d call it a SHUFFLE
SO HERE WE GO…
THE BASEMENT – Robbie’s Rite of Passage by Vashti Quiroz-Vega
The Basement is a tale of angst, teamwork and solutions, of treasure hunts and adventure, and of facing your fears. It is a focus on the small-but everything-world of one group of pre-teens and the very real and wondrous world they face.
THE NEWS IN SMALL TOWNS by Iza Moreau
Finalist in Mystery and Regional Fiction in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards!Sue-Ann McKeown returns to her home town of Pine Oak after a crushing six months of war reporting in Iraq. Her mother has died in a tragic riding accident and her father has sold most of the family’s possessions and run off to Italy. Sue-Ann herself has broken up with her long-time photographer boyfriend. And, oh, yeah, she is also suffering from a mysterious disease that makes it difficult for her to focus on her new job as reporter for The Pine Oak Courier. And it doesn’t help that the office Sue-Ann McKeown returns to her home town of Pine Oak after a crushing six months of war reporting in Iraq. Her mother has died in a tragic riding accident and her father has sold most of the family’s possessions and run off to Italy. Sue-Ann herself has broken up with her long-time photographer boyfriend. And, oh, yeah, she is also suffering from a mysterious disease that makes it difficult for her to focus on her new job as reporter for The Pine Oak Courier. And it doesn’t help that the office manager for the small newspaper is Sue-Ann’s old high school rival.
But unexpected and mysterious things begin to happen: a dead goat is found in a dumpster, wild horses roam the woods behind Sue-Ann’s house, and a pirate radio station sends her weird, cryptic messages, convincing Sue-Ann that something terrible is about to happen in her little town. But what Sue-Ann finds runs deep into the history of Pine Oak and teaches her new and important lessons about courage, perseverance, and love—even if that love is for the last person she would have expected.
TIME PIECE by P.V.Leforge and Anne Petty
One rain-lashing night, Melanie Truslow’s father–a former French officer in Vietnam–fell off the McClenny Pier near his North Florida home and was drowned. Now his large house, and its ghosts, are hers. As she begins to settle into her new surroundings, she tries to understand the accident of his death and to reconstruct the life of the man who had left her mother before Melanie was born. Her only clues lie within the house’s filthy basement–a room with blacked-out windows, chicken bones and cigarette butts strewn on the floor, and stacks of homemade pornographic videos narrated by a scarred and cynical French journalist.
STILL WATERS by SARA WARNER
LOST LEGACY (Book 1 in the Skull Chronicles series) by DK HENDERSON
The journey begins: 13 powerful, ancient crystal skulls brought to Earth in a long-distant past, now hidden, scattered, across the face of the Earth, waiting for the time when they will be brought together again to help humankind in its evolution; one woman, chosen by them to share their stories and prepare us for their return. But is she willing to take on that role – and are we willing to listen?
THE RED SKULL OF ALDEBARAN (Book 2 in the Skull Chronicles series) by DK HENDERSON
As the story of the Red Skull unfolds across the rocky plains and heat-scorched sands of Africa, Gemma’s quest to understand the task she has been given carries her on an archaeological treasure hunt to the arid, sun-baked deserts of Arizona; will she find there the answers she is looking for?
DAUGHTER OF THE GODS (Book 3 in the Skull Chronicles series) by DK HENDERSON
URBINO UNEXPECTEDLY by MARIA CHIARA MARSCIANI
Urbino, Unexpectedly, is a journey of self-discovery through the power of love, the complexity of a mother-daughter relationship, friendship, and the need to follow one’s own dreams. It is set in Italy between the frivolous Adriatic coast, the backcountry’s romantic hamlets, the Alps, foggy Milan, and colorful Rome.
ANGEL WAR BY PHILIP DODD
From an early age, Azel, the Prince of the White Castle of the Angels of Light, plans what he calls his great rebellion against the Father. After his self transformation into a scaled, four legged beast, he names himself the Dragon. At the head of his rebel angel army and his dragon flocks, he brings war to the angel lands. His intention is to dethrone the Father, and rule in his place. Khem, the Child of the White Mountain, vows upon his Silver Sword to be his slayer. The lonely, perilous path of the dragonslayer, he takes. At its end, he stands alone, to challenge the Father’s foe to combat.
PURE TRASH by BETTE A STEVENS
Experience the joy of a carefree Saturday and the blistering pain of feeling not quite good enough as you hop on a bike and ride into town with two delightful young boys who find adventure at every turn. Shawn and Willie Daniels live in the woods with no indoor water or plumbing. Dad spends most of his hard earned money on beer. Prejudice, class division, alcoholism, poverty, injustice, and bullying are cleverly woven into this 1950s adventure short. PURE TRASH is a prequel to upcoming debut novel planned for release Summer 2014.
ONLY THE COLD REMAINS by CURRAN GEIST
(BookTwo in The Sity series)
In this dystopian thriller, humanity’s existence reaches a crossroads. The streets of the metropolis are overrun with alien troops on the hunt for escaped slaves. Deep in the underbelly of the Sity, lurk shadows of a worse horror. With Medtronik’s hold on the city of sin growing tenuous, the only solution to the Kuljik’s “human problem” is extermination.
The lines between good and evil continue to be blurred in the struggle for survival. For the road home is long and bloody. When the forces of humans and Kuljiks clash, only the cold remains.
THE COOKIE THIEF by FRANCES GILBERT
The Cookie Thief is a charming, simple story. Cookies are disappearing, Thomas is upset, he likes cookies and people are hiding them, “No cookie thief is getting my cookies!” they say. Thomas’ wise grown up friend Kristina helps him make a plan to track down the cookie thief. Colorful, detailed pictures lead young readers through the story. This is a wonderful read aloud book. Parents, grandparents and teachers will appreciate the simple lesson.
TODAY THE TEACHER CHANGED OUR SEATS by FRANCES GILBERT
The teacher has decided that the children will change seats but that makes someone in the class unhappy. Aided by Ben Quesnel’s poignant illustrations we watch as the problem unfolds. It takes a smart child and an understanding teacher to put things right.
WHERE IS SHE NOW? by FRANCES GILBERT
Rosemary wants only to feel the calm promised in the hymns of her childhood, she wants to ‘lay down her burden and enter in.’ Cradling her green pocket book wrapped in an old green shawl, she wanders through her daily life with her husband Brian, her traumatized self, and her alter ego, the bossy and competent Anna. Something has happened in the past, centering on her baby, but Rosemary can’t quite remember what it was. And where is the baby now?
SHE SHOULD HAVE COME FOR ME by FRANCES GILBERT
She Should Have Come for Me is a dark thriller told from an unusual point of view. This novella is by the author of “Where Is She Now.”
WHO DONE IT? by THERESA JENNER GARRIDO
What could be better than a week at the beach?
Retired teacher Alex Matthews is eager to accept an invitation to join her friends at a newly-renovated bed and breakfast on tiny Turtleback Island, off the coast of South Carolina.
Recently widowed, Alex looks forward to sun, sand, surf … peace and quiet … fresh air …
But no one said anything about murder.
SWAMP SECRETS by THERESA JENNER GARRIDO
One scream of terror and she was gone, never to be seen again. Now, over twenty years later, the tragedy still haunts the old house.
BY ANY OTHER NAME by THERESA JENNER GARRIDO
Kate Merrick’s goal is be the most popular girl in high school.
She is already a member of the “in” crowd and one of four ninth-graders accepted into drama club. She’s well on her way to achieving her dream. Only one obstacle stands in her way. Rose Coughlin. The girl no one wants around. The girl who shuffles; never looks anyone in the eye. The girl who wears stained, ill-fitting clothes. The girl who smells.
SUMMER by EMILY-JANE HILLS ORFORD
Hope Jones, a young Gitxsan fiddler from northern British Columbia, Canada, has a rare musical talent and a valuable Stradivarius violin with a mystery surrounding it.
Available from http://emilyjanebooks.ca
AUTUMN by EMILY-JANE HILLS ORFORD
WINTER by EMILY-JANE HILLS ORFORD
Joseph Alon Tomah of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, has some serious issues to sort out surrounding his parents’ mysterious deaths and a Rugeri cello, a family heirloom with a mystery that could cost him his life.
Available from http://emilyjanebooks.ca
AGAINST HER WILL by PETER MARTIN
Donna is a victim. When she is brutally raped, her life comes crashing down, bringing with it memories of an unhappy childhood. Having lost everything dear to her, she almost succeeds in making the ultimate sacrifice, but for a young male nurse, who slowly helps her come to terms with the past. Just when she thinks she’s over the worst, she makes a horrifying discovery that puts her in mortal danger.
FOUR PIECES FOR POWER by MARC ESTES
When mysterious strangers arrive at the home of Andrew Correo, they provide him with life changing news. He learns of the Vedicatori, a secret organization established by his ancestors, an organization he now has the chance to inherit control over. In order to gain this control, he needs to compete with Robert Stavero in a global scavenger hunt. They must search for four illusive crystals that, when brought together, will tell them their final destination.
THE GUILTY by GABRIEL BOUTROS
Robert Bratt is a lawyer who has always done whatever it took to win his cases. After twenty years of defending the most hardened criminals, many of whom he knew to be guilty, the only thing he can no longer do is look at himself in the mirror.
Loosely based on a multiple-murder that shocked Montreal in the 1990s, this riveting story pulls the reader into the inner workings of a murder trial, and reveals what one lawyer must do when he has to defend “The Guilty.”
BRASS HEARTS by A LIGHTBOURNE
All Dulcy Spry wants in life is to inherit her father’s small, family business, and help run it while she waits. But after a fateful encounter with the snobbish Mr Pridget on the roadside Dulcy’s best friend, Alise, and younger sister, Rosa, drag the reluctant Miss Spry into high society, where lies, manipulations and family secrets threaten to ruin her peaceful life and cast her into the dismal prison of an unwanted marriage.
Available from www.alightbourne.com
SPACETRIPPERS BOOK 1: TRIPPIN’ by A LIGHTBOURNE
Exiled Virrillian Engineer Valesque Rhaugh has been hiding out in Earthian space while working on her newest project, when suddenly her unfinished ship is commandeered by an old enemy, with her on board! To make matters worse she is getting blamed when her long lost device is found on the ship and strands them all in uncharted space. Can she figure out what is happening in time? Or will they all be destroyed by her own hand?
Available from www.alightbourne.com
SPACETRIPPERS BOOK 2: JUST PASSING THROUGH by A LIGHTBOURNE
The adventure continues as Tim rescues an alien damsel in distress. With the ship in need of food stores, thanks to Lola and her fiasco in the hydroponics lab, the green girl leads them to a nearby trade planet. But the trade aliens seem a little too interested in Valesque for Tim and Sanic’s comfort. When she goes missing it is up to them to retrace her last few hours aboard ship, and they become quite disturbed when they find much more than they bargained for in the secret recesses of the ship’s twisting corridors.
Available from www.alightbourne.com
THE CONVICT AND THE ROSE by JAN SIKES
The cold iron bars and forty foot walls of Leavenworth prison could not separate the rebel from his rose.
FLOWERS AND STONE by JAN SIKES
A hot Texas summer, dim-lit honky-tonk barrooms, a young naïve fledgling go-go dancer and a wild rebel Texas musician sets the stage for this passionate love story.
SOLITARY DESIRE by KIM DEFFORGE
The author takes us along on her journey as she narrates the life events that weave an emotional tapestry, from adolescent imagination to adult life situations. Conveying amusing candor, Defforge details how she came full circle, from Paris to “la vie en rose” on the French Riviera. A true story of twists and turns and the author’s courage to follow it.
KIDS’ RIVIERA by KIM DEFFORGE
This book is a compilation of information about kid-focused sites on the French Riviera, so that the whole family can enjoy the sun and the sea, and experience the savoir-faire that the area has to offer.
SUMMER OF THE WOODS by STEVEN K SMITH
When ten-year-old Derek and eight-year-old Sam move with their family to Virginia, they have no idea what adventures the summer will bring. As the brothers explore their creaky old house and the deep surrounding woods, they uncover a sixty-year-old mystery of a valuable coin collection stolen from the local museum
MYSTERY ON CHURCH HILL by STEVEN K SMITH
Young brothers Sam and Derek have a knack for uncovering mystery and adventure. When they visit Richmond’s St. John’s Church for a reenactment of Patrick Henry’s famous liberty speech, they stumble upon a hidden piece of history.
PITCH BLACK DARK by STEVEN K SMITH
A short story. Nine-year-old Harry is scared of the dark. Not the regular dark. The pitch black dark. When his older brother, Randy, locks him in the basement alone with the fire-breathing furnace, Harry vows to get even.
THE SAMARITAN by BRIAN GRANT
An eight year old boy, unknown to anybody witnesses the assassination of his beloved father; a scientist studying space travel. The boy carries this mental image for many months until his description to an expolice officer ultimately is the saviour of our England.
THE RISE OF THE FOURTH REICH by BRIAN GRANT
The covert British Priminster of Gt Brian attempts to sell to the Russians a supersonic fighter plane in return for political and financial backing to turn Gt Britain into a…
RIDE ON A SNAKE’S BACK by BRIAN GRANT
Two beautifull young women Charlotte and Trinushka become terrifyingly entwined within a Russian Mafia organisation; witnessing casual killings and twisted minds they attempt to escape the clutches of. More….
THE BOY WHO WALKED AWAY by NANCY JAMES
A delightful and inspiring tale of a journey in the year 2162 when young Jal Valhyn is caught in a maelstrom of violence and conflict.
GOAT HERPES AND OTHER PROBLEMS by CRYSTAL SMITH-CONNELLY
THE VISIONARY MAYAN QUEEN:Yohl lk’nal of Palenque by LEONIDE MARTIN
THE CONTROVERSIAL MAYAN QUEEN: Sak’uk of Palenque by LEONIDE MARTIN
Just Jake takes place during April of 1975. It is about Jacob Aloysius Munroe a public school boy set for the cushy side of life when his father dies, taking Jake’s life with him.
With nothing keeping him at home and two hundred pounds from selling his Mini, visions of Shelly, Lawrence and a generation of Americans Jake boards the train and heads for the Continent.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK ONE by RON A SEWELL
Bernie hires the Collectors to retrieve something that should have remained hidden
THE COLLECTORS BOOK TWO by RON A SEWELL
The Collectors play the game by the rules, but what if the rules change?
THE COLLECTORS BOOK THREE by RON A SEWELL
The Great Wall of China contains a secret
THE COLLECTORS BOOK FOUR by RON A SEWELL
Hitler’s Diamonds are in the Sahara. Can they be found?’
IN TOO DEEP (Due South Book 1) by TRACEY ALVAREZ
To save her brother from financial ruin, police diver Piper Harland does the one thing she swore she’d never do—return to the tiny island hometown on Stewart Island where Ryan “West” Westlake crushed her heart. West lost Piper once, but now she’s back for an unexpected six week visit. Maybe he wants her a little bit, but can he fall in love with such a flight risk? Saying goodbye the second time might just destroy them both.
MELTING INTO YOU (Due South Book 2) by TRACEY ALVAREZ
Ben Harland is, by his own admission, a bit of a grouch. He doesn’t do soppy chick-flicks and he’s hen-picked enough as it is with his mother and two younger sisters on his case. He sure doesn’t need any more drama in his world. But life has a way of rearing up and biting him in the butt when he least expects it. Cue insta-daddyhood to an eight-year-old girl and an out-of-control attraction to Stewart Island’s hot school teacher, Kezia Murphy.
GRYFFON MASTER by JOYCE SHAUGHNESSY
A fantasy thriller coauthored by Joyce Shaughnessy, H.M. Schuldt, Christian Warren Freed, Lynette White, and Randall Lemon.
An Arab, Ahmad Ibn Fazzar, and a Viking, Ragnar Olafson, find themselves trapped in a mysterious and very dangerous jungle world. They are warriors who have somehow stumbled into this dangerous maze and are forced to fight evil in order to escape back to their homes.
They are faced with danger at every turn but are helped by two courageous dwarves, Karlo and Kerr, who become constant companions. One must meet his pre-ordained destiny as The Sword Master and the other as The Gryffon Master in order to help each other escape.
Pursued by giants, liches, dragons, and other evil creatures, they must learn to fight together. It is an exciting story told by five authors in round-robin style that will have the reader captivated by its magical spell. It speaks to the warrior in all of us.
MR GRUMPY LIZZARD MEETS THE GIGGLING GIRLS by JOYCE SHAUGHNESSY
Mr. Grumpy Lizard requests help from four giggling girls because “the citizens of Reptile Land are entirely too unhappy.” The story itself has a wonderful simplicity and straightforwardness telling how important it is to extend happiness and to know that when we show our happiness, it can make other people around us feel happy too.
This entertaining story has wonderful illustrations that capture the personality of the characters. Joyce and Dennis Shaughnessy have given a priceless gift to their grandchildren as they used them as characters in the book. What a great read aloud book for teachers, parents, and grandparents. The children will be enchanted with this story, as will the adults.
RED CLOVER by FLORENCE OSMUND
Imagine feeling like an outsider. Now imagine feeling like an outsider in your own family.
The troubled son of a callous father and socialite mother determines his own meaning of success after learning shocking family secrets that cause him to rethink who he is and where heʼs going. Lee Winekoopʾs reinvention of himself is surprising; the roadblocks he confronts are unnerving; and the cast of characters he befriends along the way is both heartwarming and amusing. Join him on his journey into manhood as he discovers that lifeʾs bitter circumstances can actually give rise to meaningful consequences.
THE DEATH OF CARTHAGE by ROBIN E LEVIN
Tells the story of the Second and Third Punic wars through the eyes of three Romans, Lucius, a cavalryman serving under Scipio in Spain and Africa, Enneus, a cavalryman taken prisoner and sold into slavery in Greece, and Ectorius, Enneus’ son who travels to Africa with the historian Polybius and witnesses the destruction of Carthage.
MAXIMUS, WARTS AND ALL by ROBIN E LEVIN
Tells the story of Quintus Fabius Verrucosus Cunctator from his own point of view. Fabius was a Roman general who thought outside the box. While the typical Roman response to the invasion of Italy by Hannibal was to confront him in a pitched battle, Fabius realized that Hannibal was a military genius beyond peer and that the only way Rome could avert destruction would be to wear Hannibal’s forces down in a war of attrition. Four successive battles, all disasters for Rome, proved Fabius correct.
SEMPRONIA, THE DAUGHTER OF GRACCI by ROBIN E LEVIN
Sempronia was the daughter of Cornelia the Mother of the Gracchi, the sister of the Roman reformers Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus, and the wife of Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus, the general who destroyed Carthage in 146 B.C. Scipio Aemilianus staunchly opposed Tiberius Gracchus’ land reform measures and after his assassination said that Tiberius was “justly murdered.” Sempronia is trapped in the middle of one of the most bitter intra-family feuds in history. Which side will she choose?
HUSH BABY by CINDY VINE
Kyle Rushton appears to have everything going for him. His own home, a successful business, a beautiful woman in his bed and an adorable son.
But when things start to go wrong in his relationship it spreads like a cancer into every facet of his life. With his life turned upside down, he goes to his sister and some old friends for help.
Sometimes things are not what they seem.
DEFECTIVE by CINDY VINE
Is love really blind? What will you do for love?
Kara Butler arrives in Bretherton, a small sleepy seaside town where nothing much happens. Then Kara meets a man, falls in love and her life is set to change forever. She embarks on a road of obsession, lust, betrayal and finally murder. Bretherton will never be the same sleepy seaside town again.
CU@8 by CINDY VINE
Do your kids ever really leave?
Fenella Fisher and Suki Rabinowitz are middle-aged single mothers whose children have left home and started on their own lives and careers. But Suki’s son Josh is a cocaine-addict who supposedly fathered a baby on a visit to the UK; and Fenella’s daughter Kirsty has just been dumped and is feeling miserable. Fenella and Suki decide they need to step in to help their children and hatch a plan to sort out Josh’s mess and find Kirsty a suitable man, with some hilarious consequences. After interviewing prospective husbands for Kirsty at Waves Restaurant and Bar, they discover that a good man is hard to find. A fun, light-hearted read.
NOT TELLING by CINDY VINE
THE CASE OF BILLY B by CINDY VINE
Born with a cleft lip to a mother who didn’t want him and abandoned
him when he was six months old, it seems that the odds were against Billy
from the start. His father, Chris, a soldier in the US Army is forced to
quit his job and take care of the small baby. From the beginning, Chris
and his son Billy, lack the support of family and State Departments. Forced
to go it alone, Chris struggles to balance single parenthood with his social
SPECIAL RUN by LENA JO McCOY
If an animal spoke to you, would you listen? Botanist/psychokinetic Katrina Ormstead created a super hash. A variety of marijuana she calls MAGIC. Before she can share her successful medical findings with the scientific community, she’s murdered. There is, however, one witness begging to come forward. Special is Katrina’s wolf-hybrid dog. She saw her mistress die. She wants revenge. Now she has to convince food photographer, animal psychic and Katrina’s best friend Wheat Keigwin of the same thing. Together, dog and woman dedicate themselves to solving the mystery behind Katrina’s death.
A Paranormal Mystery
QUEST FOR HONOR by DAVID TINDELL
Jim Hayes lives a quiet life in Wisconsin, training in martial arts and studying the warrior ethos. Unable to prevent the murder of his wife six years earlier, Jim is determined that the next time he is called upon to act, things will be different, and he can restore the sense of honor he believes he has lost.
IN THE SHADOW OF THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN by RANDALL CALDWELL
Forced into early retirement from the Hollywood Police Department, Patrick ‘Mac’ McFarland is now a private detective who prowls the mean streets of Hollywood and the dark alleys of the criminal mind. McFarland uses court-ordered therapy to assess how the movie business came to be and what affect it has had on some of its participants, to ultimately sort through clues that solve a murder fifteen years in the making, and then to confront his most formidable foe yet – his own troubled past.
DUFFY’S WORLD: Seeing the World Through a Dog’s Eyes by FAITH McCUNE
Duffy’s World is a fictionalized memoir of an exuberant, highly intelligent Australian Shepherd who burst into the lives of an unprepared couple and left an indelible mark of love in their lives. Duffy narrates his hilarious and often harrowing adventures interspersed with Tips from the author to help readers avoid some of the challenges Duffy faced as he trained his owners to become better parents. This book is fun and entertaining—perfect for both new and experienced dog owners alike. Amazon Kindle #1 International Best Seller! Finalist: National Indie Excellence Awards and San Diego Book & Writing Awards.
AN AGENT’S DEMISE by PHILIP G HENLEY
A serial killer or an assassin stalks the lead up to and aftermath of the Iraq war. A conspiracy hides from an investigation but who can be trusted. Who is John Slater? How does he make his living and what is his alibi? This complex thriller switches around the world as the killer hunts his next target and the conspiracy tries to cover its tracks
TO THE SURVIVORS by PHILIP G HENLEY
A devastating virus strikes humanity as the authorities struggle to find a cure. The survivors, have to find the food, water, and shelter they will need live, if they survive the virus.
THE PURSUASIVE MAN by PHILIP G HENLEY
If you had it all, the wealth, the women, the lifestyle, what would you do when serious illness strikes? How will you prepare for the inevitable end. Told in retrospect we learn of his past life and relationships, how he made his money and how he persuaded people to do his bidding.
DEAD SUGAR DADDIES DON’T LIE by BARBARA VILLEMEZ
Alison Andrews is beautiful, narcissistic and broke. She tries her luck on a internet dating site and meets handsome Roberto Rubio, a Cuban business man who falls deeply in love with her. The move to Miami is everything that she dreamed about until coming home from shopping she finds Roberto on the floor of his office with a bullet hole in his forehead. Devastated when she finds he was involved with the Cuban mafia she turns to two men, homicide detective, Owen Bradley and FBI agent, Dave Gonzalez. Now the fun begins as Alison is threatened by the mafia and attempts are made on her life. The head of the Cuban mafia is determined to kill Alison and the shootout between Miami-Dade police, FBI agents and Alison with the Cubans is seat of the pants exciting. The surprise ending will tug at your heart.
ILLUSION by BARBARA VILLEMEZ
WHAT HIDES WITHIN by JASON PARENT
What Hides Within tells the story of a man held captive by an unknown evil. Clive Menard is a spineless slacker leading an ordinary existence. But when Chester enters his life, it becomes far from ordinary.
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SO HERE WE GO WITH THIS MONTH’S SPOTLIGHT:
ACTION & ADVENTURE
Just Jake by Ian Purvis
‘Just Jake is a detective story, a road book, a search for truth set against the rich backcloth of 1970’s Europe’
The Collectors Book One by Ron A Sewell
‘Bernie hires the Collectors to retrieve something that should have remained hidden’
The Collectors Book Two by Ron A Sewell
‘The Collectors play the game by the rules, but what if the rules change?’
You Can’t Hide Forever by Ron A Sewell
‘He can’t hide forever and never knows when his past will catch up with him’
The Adventures of Ruby and Roberto Raindrop by Valerie Spaliviero
‘A story on the movement of water, in its many forms, coming in contact with everything on this beautiful planet’
The Battle of Chibi by Hock G Tjoa
‘The might Han dynasty is collapsing under its own weight; some one is ready to establish a new dynasty, but should it be him?’
COMING OF AGE
Lancelot Bottemley The Reluctant Knight by Terrence J Goodchild
‘A young man’s journey, from womb to college and all things in between’
Beyond Malice by Rebecca Forster
‘Amanda Cross and her Nora Royce are separated by age and success until a murder charge forces them closer than sisters should be’
Keeping Counsel by Rebecca Forster
‘New Mexico attorney Tara Linley takes on a new client only to find he is dangerously unstable and growing more psychotic by the day’
Before Her Eyes by Rebecca Forster
‘In the high mountains of oregon Sheriff Dove Connelly’s world is rocked when a local grocer is executed and he must find not only the killers and a woman running for her life’
The Mentor by Rebecca Forster
‘Novice federal prosecutor, Lauren Kingsley, is tapped to prosecute a militia bombing only to uncover conspiracy, corruption, and secrets leading right up to the U.S. Supreme Court’
Edward, Con Extraordinaire by Inge H Borg
’Handsome Brit drives Jaguar, lives well on charm and lies’
A New Life by Beate Boeker
‘How often have you wondered if A New Life wouldn’t be fun?’
Mischief in Italy by Beate Boeker
‘A father-son conversation leads to a hilarious newspaper ad’
Storming Times by Beate Boeker
‘Just one man can save Joanne from the blizzard – but he doesn’t want to’
Rent a Thief by Beate Boeker
‘Can you fall in love with a thief?’
Wings to Fly by Beate Boeker
‘Cathy tries to land the job of her life, but an accident changes everything’
Take My Place by Beate Boeker
‘A single mother sets up her own company and tries not to fall in love’
A Little Bit of Passion by Beate Boeker
‘How much independence do you have to give up when falling in love?’
The Noose is Waiting by W.A.E. Davies and Neil Davies
‘Written between 1949 and 1955 by the father, rewritten in 2014 by the son’
Jess by Terrence J Goodchild
‘When a young girl’s dog, is shot by her father it returns as a beast to protect her’
Flight from Coalville by Terrence J Goodchild
‘When the father is beating the mother again, the eldest son kills him, and the family have to flee the town’
Noticing Jamilia by M.K. Theodoratus
‘Captivating tale of teen drama, magic juju, emotional upheaval and intrigue…well-written with a sharp, lush tone’
The Ghost in the Closet by M.K. Theodoratus
‘A fresh approach to the classic ghost story, with a touch of urban fantasy’
Taking Vengeance by M.K. Theodoratus
‘Multi-faceted novel that sucks you in with a fast-paced action and fantasy plot, but keeps you interested with its rich emotion and drama’
Troublesome Neighbors by M.K. Theodoratus
‘Troublesome Neighbours is one of the best adventures i’ve read in a long time’
Hard Winter by Neil Davies
‘The glacier is advancing across Great Britain, and it’s bringing something else with it too’
After the Cataclysm by Inge H Borg
‘A supervolcano, a ghost ship, and a ton of ancient Egyptian gold’
The Red Gate by Richard Sutton
‘Book One: Discover the ancient secret that binds an Irish shepherd and his tiny family, to his land forever’
The Gatekeepers by Richard Sutton
‘Book Two: Can the ancients protect the Irish family in the face of civil war?’
A Different Light - The Vietnam War from a Woman’s Point of View by Jennifer Thomas
It’s a First Person Novel taken from the pages of the author’s daily diary kept during her year’s tour of duty in DaNang, So Vietnam from October 1967 to October 1968
KHAMSIN, The Devil Wind of the Nile by Inge H Borg
‘Ancient Egyptian Dynasty beset by violent storms from within and without’
Welcome Home by Neil Davies
‘A serial killer, a lost past and a quiet Cheshire town’
Raised in Evil by Neil Davies
‘The sacrifices have begun again and Raymond’s destiny is coming to find him’
The Ant Man by Neil Davies
‘Something is going on at the abandoned factory on the hill and the ants are behaving strangely’
The Evil Incantation by Neil Davies
‘A history professor and an ex-special forces soldier face an evil alliance of satanists and vampires’
The Midnight Hour by Neil Davies
’14 Tales Of Dark Imagination’
Interludes by Neil Davies
’11 more tales of dark imagination’
HOW TO BOOKS
A Plotting Blueprint: 10 Steps to a Perfect Plot by Charlie Bray
‘Step by Step it follows how a successful book was written’
BUILD A BOOK: Preparation by Charlie Bray
‘Preparation, helps you to prepare fully for the journey ahead. Before you even lift your pen or switch on your keyboard, there are essential steps to put in place. Just as you would check everything on your car before embarking on a long journey, adequate preparation is necessary to make sure you’re not setting out on a novel-writing folly’
BUILD A BOOK: Plot by Charlie Bray
‘Plot will help you turn your story idea into a fully functioning plot-line. It will help you, every step of the way, to fashion a believable narrative, with a balance of action and setting. It will show you how to integrate subplots and create escalating levels of drama. It will help you to introduce your main characters and plan all the problems and solutions along the novel’s journey’
BUILD A BOOK: Synopsis by Charlier Bray
‘Synopsis helps you prepare a detailed plot line, which sets out the story from start to finish. It helps you ascertain whether the story is strong enough to hold the readers’ interest throughout a full size novel. The finished synopsis will give you the confidence to start writing your first draft. It will provide you with a complete overview of your proposed novel and ensure that the story and characters are correctly balanced’
Calico Jack in Your Garden by Karl Wiggins
‘Anyone who is a bit saucy, very fond of boobies and doesn’t mind peeing slightly when they laugh too hard, this is the book for you!’
Shit My History Teacher DID NOT Tell Me by Karl Wiggins
‘I’ve chosen to look at past events from the birth of the planet to the birth of Christ. That’s enough for one book, isn’t it?’
The Joker by Terrence J Goodchild
‘A motor mechanic dreams of becoming a stand up comedian are brought to life when a ghost appears to help him’
A Four Book Laughter Box by Charlie Bray
Enjoy this hilarious collection of Charlie Bray’s first four comedy books
The Trouble With Celebrity by Charlie Bray
‘Did you know Charlie Bray had ‘arrested’ one of the Beatles, lost Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, got drunk with Keith Moon and pulled a gun on a Great Train Robber? His new book is out now and tells all!’
The Village Idiots Ebay Club by Charlie Bray
‘Quirky people buy quirky things – and Ebay is full of quirky things. DANGER ALERT! What if they can’t stop bidding? What if their lives become quirkier and quirkier as a result? TIME TO JOIN THE EBAY CLUB!’
The Village Idiots Cruise Club by Charlie Bray
‘Laugh out loud at the hilarious fun that can be had on a Mediterranean cruise, Life on the ocean waves ain’t what it used to be’
Open House by Charlie Bray
‘Aristocrats, Ghosts and Squatters Share a Castle’
The Coach House by Florence Osmund
‘Just when she thought her most life-changing event was behind her, Marie Marchetti discovers the identity of her real father’
Daughters by Florence Osmund
‘Join Marie Marchetti on her journey through life as she discovers how disparate lives can converge and interact in profound and surprising ways’
Red Clover by Florence Osmund
‘The son of affluent parents determines his own meaning of success after learning shocking family secrets that cause him to rethink who he is and where heʼs going’
MYSTERY & SUSPENSE
Back to Santa Fe by W.T. Durand
‘Even in the Land of Enchantment, second chances can get messy’
Doubletake by Maryann Miller & Margaret Sutton
‘Never Saw the Ending Coming’
Boxes For Beds by Maryann Miller
‘Suspense, Mystery, and Yes, Romance’
One Small Victory by Maryann Miller
‘The Story of One Woman’s Courage’
Open Season by Maryann Miller
‘Think “Lethal Weapon” with Female Leads Set in Dallas’
Stalking Season by Maryann Miller
‘Gripping Second Book in the Seasons Mystery Series’
Blood on White Wicker by Peggy Holloway
‘Fleeing an abusive foster father, Vicky ends up in New Orleans and begins to uncover clues about her past’
Portrait on Wicker by Peggy Holloway
‘In this sequel to Blood on White Wicker, Judith McCain is now a psychologist and returns to New Orleans in search of her missing sister, the artist, Julia’
She’s Gone by Peggy Holloway
‘Trying to find a much needed job, Amy can’t believe her luck. A prominant psychiatrist hires her to take his little girl, Jenny, on a train to spend the summer with her grandparents’
Southern Greed by Peggy Holloway
‘Having led a sheltered life—except for a major trauma—twenty-three-year-old Belinda easily falls in love with the handsome, suave Adam. He talks her into running a scam’
Double Shock by Peggy Holloway
‘Ramona, a battered wife, plans to kill her husband and make it look like an accident’
Delayed Death – Temptation in Florence 1 by Beate Boeker
‘Would you hide your dead grandfather to save your cousin’s wedding?’
Charmer’s Death – Temptation in Florence 2 by Beate Boeker
‘When Carlina’s best customer seduces her cousin & is then found strangled, things get rocky’
Banker’s Death – Temptation in Florence 3 by Beate Boeker
‘A half-dressed dead man in Carlina’s apartment spells trouble’
The Ingenious Judge Dee, a Play by Hock G Tjoa
‘A double homicide, an unreported death and the poisoning of a bride on her wedding day.–what is an honest magistrate to do?’
The Bridge of Sorrel by Terrence J Goodchild
‘A village lost in time is found when a man carrying a young child is picked up on a lonely road’
Dam Head Farm by Terrence J Goodchild
‘A gangster buys the farm and starts to produce drugs with violent reproductions’
Dam Head Farm – The Return by Terrence J Goodchild
‘The farm is once again purchased this time a different set of rules applies’
Jacob Foley by Terrence J Goodchild
‘Two brothers put in an orphanage and many secrets are revealed’
Dear Crossing by Marjorie Swift Doering
‘A grisly murder leads Ray Schiller on a case with a rising body count and the potential to derail his personal and professional life’
Shadow Tag by Marjorie Swift Doering
‘Detective Ray Schiller is out to finish what he started, unless it finishes him first’
Yes, I Fought Like a Girl But I Won by Helen Nastri
Helen’s stories can be viewed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy’s Weightless Diary by Cathy Davies
‘One woman’s battle with diet, family and life in general’
PASHA, From Animal Shelter to a Sheltered Life by Ing H Borg
‘Shelter volunteer’s kitten rescues, scooping trials and dog-walking tribulations’
POETRY / SHORT STORIES
Moments of the Heart, a book of poetry and short prose by Ing H Borg
Troll by Richard Sutton
‘Our fear and distrust of others begins in a high, Norwegian valley, 30000 years ago when two clans collide’
Terror on the Beach by Peggy Holloway
‘Someone is terrorizing people on the beach and Sarah James lives in a beach condo’
Jupiter Returns by Peggy Holloway
‘Jupiter, the psychopath from Portrait on Wicker, has escaped the institution for the criminally insane and is out for revenge against Judith McCain and Tracy Carr’
Monroe Beach by Peggie Holloway
‘Judith McCain returns to Monroe Beach to help Sarah James, who sees women standing behind her in her mirror, that turn up dead on the beach’
Shadow Love by Inge H Borg
’Woman seeks sanctuary in woodsy cabin. Will she find it among the shadows?’
Time Passing by Terrence J Goodchild
‘The Connor family trying to live during world war two, with no luxuries and a lot of secrets’
The Whispering Wind by Lexa Dudley
‘This is a romantic and beautiful love story that will strike a cord deep in ones heart’
Forewarning by Kate Wyland
‘When criminals looking for her patient invade the serenity of her world, she must use her skills to save all three of their lives’
Wyoming Escape by Kate Wyland
‘One dead body is frightening enough, but a second one, plus a dirty cop,
sends chef Mikela Richards fleeing for her life’
Home by Richard Sutton
’12 light years from Earth, a new beginning for human colonists is clouded by the same kind of hatred and conflict they thought they’d left behind’
The Szuiltan Alliance by Neil Davies
‘The war between Earth and Aks is about to get personal for trader Steve Drake’
A World of Assassins by Neil Davies
‘Policeman and ex-assassin, the perfect choice to solve a series of off-world murders’
The Lion On Androcles by Neil Davies
‘It should have been just another mission on an occupied planet, but this time things are going wrong’
Dignity by Eva Caye
‘A Royal lady scientist is rare enough, but will Lady Felicia give up her career for love?’
Majesty by Eva Caye
‘How to support your magnificent Empress: set her imagination free, distract her political enemies, and kill the traitors!’
The Ring of Treachery by W.A.E. Davies
‘Getting mixed up with Nazi spies and invasion plans was not their usual business’
Secrets of the Dark House by Linda Gaine
‘What terrible horrors hide inside the Dark House? Amanda is about to find out!’
Blind Rage by Linda Gaine
‘Jennifer wants everything from her sister Laura, her wealth, her deceitful husband and new born child. And she will do anything to get it! At any price’
Safe & Sound by Danielle Singleton
‘Kidnapped in Mexico – the dream vacation becomes a nightmare’
Do No Harm by Danielle Singleton
‘What would happen if a domestic terrorist hijacked the tens of thousands of blood transfusions that occur daily in the United States, spreading an illness that killed everyone it touched?’
The Enemy Within by Danielle Singleton
‘Serial killer Joseph is back – last time the killings were for respect; this time they’re for fun’
The Containment Zone by Danielle Singleton
’To prevent a global pandemic, the borders of the United States are closed and no one is allowed to enter or exit . . . what happens next tests the bounds of both medical science and human nature’
SIROCCO, Storm Over Land and Sea by Inge H Borg
‘Ancient Egyptian gold, kidnapping and murder: like Indiana Jones meeting Dead Calm’
The Chinese Spymaster by Hock Tjoa
‘The Chinese intelligence agency discover six arms dealers trying to sell the Pashtuns a nuclear device’
Haunted by Maria Savva
‘Nigel Price has MURDER on his mind’
Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster
‘Sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is charged as an adult for murder but it is attorney Josie Bates who may not survive the system’
Silent Witness by Rebecca Forster
‘Josie Bate’s lover is charged with the murder of his stepson, a son Josie Bates never knew he had’
Privileged Witness by Rebecca Forster
‘The past comes back to haunt Josie Bates when a prominent politician says his wife committed suicide but the law says it was murder’
Expert Witness by Rebecca Forster
‘When Josie Bates disappears, her ex-cop lover finds that more than one person would be happy if she never came back’
Eye Witness by Rebecca Forster
‘Josie Bates faces the challenge of her career when a foreign, ancient code of justice clashes with modern law
Forgotten Witness by Rebecca Forster
‘The government’s reach isn’t just long, it’s personal sending Josie Bates from the cold of Washington D.C. to the heat of Hawaii in search of truth’
Grit, the Banter and Brutality of the Late Night Cab Driver by Karl Wiggins
‘It is populated by oddballs, weirdoes, comedians, eccentrics, head cases, prima donnas and hard cases. And they’re just the drivers’
Immortal L.A. by Eric Czuleger
‘The San Andreas Fault is the gateway to hell. The Hollywood Hills are mass graves of angels. Welcome to Immortal L.A. You’re going to love it here’
After All Is Said and Done by Belinda G Buchanan
‘What would you do if you found out the son you loved wasn’t yours?’
Seasons of Darkness by Belinda G Buchanan
‘A lonely young man tries to cope with his mother’s suicide as he struggles to live among the shattered remains of a family that was never functional to begin with’
Words Are Our Sorcery by Karl Wiggins
‘When it’s easy to believe that someone else is dreaming you? Well that’s Trance Poetry’
I hope you enjoy our July Spotlight and that you are tempted to part with a few of your pennies to enjoy the delights of some remarkable indie books.
ARE YOU AN AUTHOR LOOKING FOR BOOK REVIEWS?
INDIETRIBE MAY HAVE THE ANSWER!
Irene Helenowski wrote a brilliant Sci Fi book, Order of the Dimensions, which I was privileged to read and delighted to review.
Revised Orders serves up an admirable sequel. The villain is back to complete his unfinished business and is set upon avenging those that obstructed him in book one.
The full cast returns in this book and Irene has displayed her immense word skills in the way in which she has developed each character within their new dimension. She has successfully grappled with the continuity issue of retaining the essential personality of each character within a very different context.
The villain continues his dastardly course, and in line with all good plots, his actions grow ever more stronger along the way.
Not only will this book be successful in its own right, it should encourage a resurgence in sales for book one. In fact if you’ve not bought Order of the Dimensions already, you should buy it now together with a copy of this one, Revised Orders. You will then be all set to buy the third one in the series, Final Orders. I’m confident you’ll enjoy every second reading all three, but make sure you read them in order.
Irene Helenowski’s Sci – fi drama has continued unabated into this third edition. Final Orders follows two superb earlier editions, Order of the Dimensions and Revised Orders. Having read and reviewed the previous two, I could not see how this one could retain the impetus served up by its predecessors. And it doesn’t. It exceeds it!
The number of dimensions increases at a pace and the reader really does have to hold on tight. This saga makes George Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’ concept look very tame and the amount of power that is available to The Orders, together with their new found ability to look forwards and backwards in time is awe-inspiring. No-one is safe and punishment is swift.
And yet beneath all this there is an underlying tenderness, allowing the reader some respite, and to realize that normal standards and values still exist beneath a pretty harrowing surface.
I would highly recommend any sci-fi and time travel fan to buy this book, together with the two previous ones. And you do need to read them in order for maximum benefit.