Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FEATURE POST - Contra File by Dale Dye

This week I'm featuring the latest book by Captain Dale Dye, (USMC Retired). Along with being the author of several books, Dale founded Warriors Inc., a California company that specializes in training actors for realistic military portrayals, for movies of the war genre. You may have also seen Dale in several movies and television shows including Platoon, Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, and several others.







Contra File-  Book 5 of the Shake Davis series (Publication Date - October 28, 2014) Pre-Order


Marine Gunner Shake Davis, his best buddy Mike, and their families are in a semi-tropical paradise fishing and soaking up the sun. The vacation in Belize is apparently a freebie, a relaxing interlude funded by persons unknown. And it provides a chance to reunite with some friends from the Middle East who have been reassigned to Central American missions. Of course, nothing in Shake’s life is ever as simple as it seems—and before long they are shanghai’ed into another high-stakes intrigue. This time it involves gang-bangers running drugs by land and sea through covert pipelines into Mexico and eventually into the U.S. As they investigate, operating under cover for the mysterious man who calls himself Bayer, they slog through the jungle with Gurkha troops, operate at sea against dopers using submersibles, and discover the tragedy of human-trafficking that runs rampant in parts of Central America.

Be sure to check out his other books on Amazon and at Warriors Inc. Publishing Group.

Also stop by his blog, You just don't get it.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FEATURE POST - Devil's Nightmare and Premonitions by Robert "Sharky" Pruneda - Halloween Blog Tour

Getting ready for the ghost and ghouls? Here's a couple of reads to get you into the spirit.




Devil’s Nightmare by Robert Pruneda is a chilling read, perfect for the Halloween season. If you are a fan of horror and suspense, you’ll want to check this one out. To hook you to the series, the first novel is only 99 cents on Kindle (and Kindle reading apps). For those who have been waiting for the sequel, Devil’s Nightmare: Premonitions is also now available worldwide. 

Devil’s Nightmare Promotional Trailer

Devil’s Nightmare (Book 1)


Detective Aaron Sanders’ abilities and fortitude are put to the test when he investigates a brutal double-homicide where a boy’s parents are found mutilated inside their home. The boy is the only witness to the crime and his clothes are stained with his parents’ blood. His clothes are also tainted with the blood of other victims from a separate and even more horrific crime scene at a nearby cemetery. All of the victims appear to have been killed in the same manner and the boy knows the true identity of the evil responsible for the multiple deaths, but he is unwilling to talk. No one would believe him. A threat on the boy’s life and a disturbing nightmare causes Detective Sanders to question his beliefs and his own sanity. This investigation ultimately leads Sanders in a fight to save himself and the life of an orphaned boy from an unimaginable evil that is spawned from the curse of the Devil’s Nightmare.

** Available on Amazon (US), Amazon (UK) and Barnes & Noble **



Devil’s Nightmare: Premonitions (Book 2)


Sequel to the Amazon bestselling horror Devil’s Nightmare, Robert Pruneda brings fans of the first novel another horrific thriller full of twists, chills, and a shocking conclusion. Two years have passed since Aaron Sanders retired from the Austin Police Department after what the media has called The Saint Hedwig Massacre. He moves his family out of the capital city to start a new life as a small town cop in Lost Maples, Texas, where the population count is updated more often than the murder rate. That bit of reputation is about to change when Aaron is once again caught in the middle of a mysterious investigation that has an eerie familiarity. This time, however, he is certain what is responsible for the violent deaths . . . Or is he? Evil knows no boundaries and it is up to Aaron to figure out how to protect the residents of his community, and his family, from becoming its next victims.

** Now available on Amazon (US), Amazon (UK) **
Paperback coming soon to Barnes & Noble.


Author bio:


Robert Pruneda is author of the Amazon Kindle best selling horror novel Devil's Nightmare and contemporary family sports drama series Victory Lane: The Chronicles. He lives in south Texas and has called the Lone Star State his home all of his life. Pruneda is also a classic car enthusiast and proud owner of a black 1981 Corvette that his friends call "The Bat Mobile." He is very active in social media and is an avid gamer who can often be found fighting side-by-side with his friends on his favorite first-person shooter . . . but he prefers survival horror.

Follow Robert Pruneda on Twitter and on Facebook. You can visit his website at SharkbaitWrites.com to follow his blog posts and stay current on upcoming novels.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mercenary Road - Angola Dawn / New Work In Progress

Had an odd dream a few days ago, and while I normally forget my dreams within minutes after waking up, this one stuck with me. And so, I started on it and have a good bit so far. Told an author friend of mine, Patti Roberts, who also does book covers and the next day she sent me the cover below. No pressure, right?

The story is about a Vietnam vet who signs up to fight as a mercenary in the Angolan Civil War in 1975. Of course he thinks this will help him feel "right" again, help him to forget the way he was treated when he returned home, and it's a job that he knows and does well. He also hopes that it will help get rid of the demons still running around in his head.

Note: Patti is also the one who did the cover art for Eye of the Storm, the fourth Kelli Storm novel.


Here is the cover. (eBook and Paperback)











If you are an author and need a cover for your next project, I highly recommend Patti Roberts at Paradox Book Cover Designs.


Here is a short excerpt from Mercenary Road - Angola Dawn (revision)


WARNING: Explicit language










M’BANZA-KONGO, ZAIRE PROVINCE, ANGOLA

AUGUST 25, 1975

  Hector Sanchez shouted at him over the roar of the C-130 engines. “Hey, Roberts. You think we’re going to get into the shit pretty soon?”
  “Well I sure didn’t sign up to sit on my ass, Sanchez,” he said and turned to the Colonel. “What do you think, sir?”
  “I think both of you need to shut the fuck up and get off this fucking plane.”
  Dave looked back at Hector and shrugged as he readjusted his duffle bag. The sun was just rising and the heat was already stifling. It reminded him of the day he got off another C-130 at Tan Son Nhut Airbase. And yet it was different. For one, he was no longer a Sergeant in the U.S. Army; he was a mercenary fighting in someone else’s war, and this was definitely not South Vietnam. All he knew about his employers was that they called themselves the FNLA, the National Front for the Liberation of Angola. It didn’t really matter to him what they called themselves, as long as he got paid.
  Angola was six years and six thousand miles from the jungles of South Vietnam and yet it all seemed so familiar. As they walked to the waiting trucks, he thought about what had brought him here, other than his buddy Hector talking him in to it. He had done his share of killing during his three tours, and had seen hundreds of bodies, a lot of them from his own platoon. And yet he was here, knowing that it would only be more of the same.
  The Colonel slapped him on the back. “Get your head out of your ass, Roberts. On the fucking truck, now.”
  “Yes, sir,” he said, clearing the thoughts from his head. He tossed his duffle up to Hector and took the offered hand. “Where are we heading, sir?”
  “You’ll find out when we get there, Roberts,” he said as he headed for the front of the truck.
  Dave looked across at Hector and shook his head. “What’s his fucking problem?”
  “Don’t know, maybe he’s got a case of the crabs,” he said and laughed.
  Dave nodded and laughed. “Yeah, or maybe he’s just got his head stuck up his ass.”
  The sun was well above the horizon as the truck began to move and they were soon headed east, away from the city, leaving its paved streets for dusty roads. They rode for over an hour before they arrived at their camp. His ears perked up at the distinctive sound of AK-47 fire as they pulled off the main road and he looked at Hector.






Saturday, October 4, 2014

Kindle Countdown Deal - Eye of the Storm A Kelli Storm Novel

Kindle Countdown Deal - Eye of the Storm A Kelli Storm novel - Today thru October 7th $1.99 on Amazon. Price goes up Sunday! List price is $3.99.

http://www.amazon.com/Eye-Storm-Kelli-Novel-Book-ebook/dp/B00MRBB5P4/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408203198&sr=1-1&keywords=eye+of+the+storm+a+kelli+storm+novel

Thursday, September 25, 2014

FEATURE - Mystery/Thriller Bundle - 8 authors, 8 books, 1 great deal

Now is your chance to get 8 great books and donate to charity.



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You’ll want to download this mystery bundle before the offer disappears! Not only do you decide what you’re going to pay for the books, you can allocate a portion to charity.

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