Featured Book of the Week – Ghost of the Karankawa (The Bill Travis Mysteries Book 10) By George Wier

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Ghost of the Karankawa (The Bill Travis Mysteries Book 10) [Kindle Edition] George Wier

What are these shrieks in the night in the small, historic Texas Gulf Coast town of Anahuac, and what is the Ghost-killer? Worse yet, why is the last person to hear the shriek dead, his body now as devoid of moisture as a 3,000 year-old mummy? Sometimes doing a favor for a friend and client can wind Bill Travis hip-deep in trouble, and this time is no exception. To get to the heart of the matter, Bill must take his wife and his dog along for the trip and make contact with Wolf Dillard, a self-styled Sasquatch hunter who has a story to tell that is beyond belief.

This edition also contains the short story “The Woodsman” at the end.

Featured Author of the Week – George Wier

George Weir - Featured Author the week of 11/30/2014

George Wier – Featured Author the week of 11/30/2014

George Wier in his own Words

I was born in East Texas and spent most of my life there, principally around the Bryan and College Station area. I moved to Austin, Texas, in 2002 andshortlythereafter began writing The Bill Travis Mystery series.Icurrently live in Austin with my lovely wife, Sallie, along with two cats and two dogs.Writing is both my avocation and my vocation, but to add to these I play both classical violin and country fiddle, and I dabble in art (mostly drawing and painting), photography, and book cover design.I began writing in earnest in 1986, although I have been creatively writing far longer than that, practically since I could read (at a very formative age.) I find that I have far more ideas than I could ever write down, and so I pick and choose only the best story ideas. I write what I, myself, like to read, and nothing more.

I am always happy to talk to a reader and would dearly love to hear your comments. Please visit my website at http://www.georgewier.com or my series website at http://www.billtravismysteries.com. There you will find free short stories, anecdotes, and links to other books and writers.

Thanks for reading!

Best,

George Wier

***Recent PUBLISHERS WEEKLY review of LONG FALL FROM HEAVEN:

“This pleasingly moody noir from Wier (Longnecks & Twisted Hearts) and Burton (These Mortal Remains) introduces a promising duo with C.C. “Cueball” Boland and Micah Lanscomb, owner and employee, respectively, of NiteWise Security in 1987 Galveston, Tex. After one of the company’s guards is beaten to death at a warehouse owned by the “Old Island Money” DeMour family, the duo, not trusting headstrong investigating detective Lt. Leland Morgan, try to determine if more motivated the crime than simple robbery. Cueball suspects a recently paroled sociopath, Harrison Lynch, he encountered years before as a rookie Dallas cop. Flashbacks, meanwhile, trace the crime back to 1943, when a serial killer linked to the Manhattan Project arrived in the raucous port town…
Readers should welcome future outings for the appealingly world-weary Boland and Lanscomb from Wier (Burton died in 2011).”***

Featured Book of the Week – Eternally Yours by Gina Ardito

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Eternally Yours (The Afterlife Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Gina Ardito

Jodie Devlin’s suicide is not the end, merely the beginning. With her future as a living human being irrevocably destroyed, she must become an employee of the Afterlife until a new existence can be created for her. In the realm on the other side of death, she’ll learn how to retrieve ghosts who have lingered too long on Earth. If only she didn’t have to work beside a good-looking, arrogant man who baffles and challenges her at every turn.

It’s no wonder Luc Asante is so bitter toward women. His former wife ordered him taken off life support, condemning him to service in the Afterlife as one of Death’s bounty hunters. Now he has a trainee—a female trainee who’s as soft-hearted as he is hard, as impulsive as he is methodical. In a place where perfection is the norm, she revels in her imperfections just to drive him nuts.

Traveling through time and space to bring peace to lost souls, Jodie and Luc will be forced to come to terms with their differences and their pasts, to discover a love that might bind them for eternity.

Featured Author of the Week – Gina Ardito

Gina Ardito - Featured Author of the week - November 23, 2014

Gina Ardito – Featured Author of the week – November 23, 2014

I kill houseplants. There. Now you know one of my greatest shames. I’m not boasting. I just figure that if you’re reading this, you’re looking for more than how wonderful life is as a writer. You get enough of that elsewhere. Ditto for political rants, how to lose thirty pounds in a week, and creating gorgeous crafts with nothing more than twine and soup cans. My goal is to connect with you, dear reader, even if you’re not a writer, not a New Yorker, not a mother, not a female. We’re human (unless one of us is a spambot), and what we have in common is flaws. So here are a few more of mine:

I sing all the time (except at work where my boss had to sit me down and give me a talking to about how I distracted my coworkers.) I sing songs most people don’t know–jingles from television, crazy stuff I used to listen to on Dr. Demento, Broadway and movie soundtracks, and I can even bum-bum-bum through instrumental music. I sing in the car. In the shower. While I’m grocery shopping. And I headbop while I sing. When I’m not singing, I talk to myself. Just ignore me and move on. You get used to it after a while.

I don’t eat my vegetables. Seriously. I only started eating salad about ten years ago, but I’d still rather have a cookie.

Given the option, I would live in a mall where I would never have to worry about freezing temperatures or too much sun. I’m extremely fair-skinned and could burn under a 60-watt light bulb.

I can’t sleep without background noise so the television’s on all night. If it’s too dark and too quiet, all I have are my thoughts. And even *I* don’t want to be alone with my thoughts.

Don’t ask me to Zumba, line dance, or march in the parade. I have absolutely no rhythm.

I color outside the lines. Not because I’m a rebel, but because I suck as an artist. My artistic ability is limited to being able to draw Snoopy sleeping on his doghouse. And I don’t even draw that well.

Regrets. I have more than a few.

My favorite activity is sleep, and I’m pretty good at it. I don’t clock a lot of hours, but I can powernap like a Persian cat and rejuvenate within ten minutes.

I consider shopping and dining out excellent therapy for anything wrong in my life.

My feet are always cold. Always. My husband of more than a quarter century claims it’s because I’m an alien sent to Earth to destroy him. (He might be right about that.)

Coming to my house for a visit? Unless you’ve given me plenty of advance notice, be prepared. My floor will not be vacuumed, there will be dishes in my sink, and I only make my bed when I change the sheets once a week (I’m climbing back into it ASAP. Why make it?) Housecleaning is not high on my priority list. Okay, to be totally honest, it’s not on the list at all.

I can resist anything…except ice cream.

Since this is our first date, I figure I’ve revealed enough secrets for now. But if you’ve read this bio and think I might be the author for you, pick up one of my books or stalk my website: http://www.ginaardito.com and my personal blog: http://ginaardito.blogspot.com.

Colleen Hoover New Release! Get Yours Now!

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Maybe Not: A Novella [Kindle Edition]

Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday, brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not.

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?

Maybe.

Maybe not.

Fantastic Insights, not only of St. Charles, but of Missouri and it’s rich history. I wish I had this when I took the Missouri history test in school…I would have aced it!

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Crossroads: A History of St. Charles County, Missouri: Bicentennial Edition Paperback – 2011

“Enter our world of faery tale therapy. The Doctor will see you now.”

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Pick Your Poison: A Faery Tale Therapy Anthology [Kindle Edition]

Desiree Scott , Kerry E.B. Black , Joi Miner , D.K. Cassidy , Joanne Eskreis , Michelle Boske , Cleve Sylcox , Dara Ratner Rochlin

“Enter our world of faery tale therapy.
The Doctor will see you now.”

Everyone thinks they know the real story behind the characters in fairy tales— But did you ever wonder what happened when the story ended and you closed the book? Come along and in this new anthology, you’ll find your favorite and some new favorite faery-tale characters on the psychiatrists couch as they work through their trauma.

Curl up and read about : Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Big Bad Wolf, The Wolf from Red Riding Hood, Baba Yaga, Goldilocks, Snow White, The Gingerbread Man, Rapunzel, The Kings’ Man from Humpty Dumpty, The Dish & Spoon, Cinderella’s evil stepmother, Dorothy from Oz, including the Wicked Witch from Oz, All the Jacks (be nimble, beanstalk, hanging with Jill), Sandman, Old Mother Hubbard, Alice from Wonderland, The Princess and the Pea, and the tale told from the Pea’s perspective, the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland, and what about all those beastly bridegrooms that get dumped at the altar ?

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Contents:

The Faery Tale Prompt that Started it All
Twelve Step Tales – A Poem by Carina Bissett
Mother of Fairy Tales by Kerry E.B. Black
Zuri by Joi Miner
Heel Toe by D.K. Cassidy
Cindy’s Deep Hidden Trauma by Joanne Eskreis
Iced by Michelle Boske
Snow White and the Psychologist by Cleve Sylcox
Old Sleepman by Kerry E. B. Black
The Princess, the Prince, the Queen, the King and the Pea by T.D Harvey
A Pea’s Lot in Life by T.D. Harvey
Glutton for Punishment by Rebekah Dodson
Unhinged by Matt Lovell
Red’s Wolf by Desiree L. Scott
Blow Your House Down by Michael Mill
The Tragedy at the Castle by C.H. Kelly
Off the Wall by Debbie Manber Kupfer
Benjamin Hubbard by Jason Derr
Hey Diddle Diddle by Debbie Manber Kupfer
Baba Yaga No More by Laura K. Cowan
OZ by Shannon McLoud
Chatterpillar by Matt Lovell
We’re All Mad Down Here by Rebekah Dodson
Beastly Bridegrooms Anonymous by Carina Bissett
To Hell with Cinderella – A Poem by Joi Miner

AUTHOR NOTE: This anthology is NOT for children. It’s a novella of twisted tales that begins and ends in therapy.

Please enjoy! ALL proceeds go to the Izzy Foundation, an organization that provides services and support to those families with children who have debilitating diseases, based in Providence, Rhode Island.