Saturday, December 19, 2015

HOW TO GIFT AN E-BOOK

HOW TO GIFT AN E-BOOK
Do you know an avid reader who is getting a Kindle or tablet this Christmas? Or maybe just a bookworm you want to bless? Here's how:
----- Gifting E-Books on Amazon ------
1. Go to Amazon.
2. Find the book you want to give.
3. Look on the right side where the cart information is and select "Give as a Gift".
4. You're on your way.
5. Repeat as necessary.
6. Start here: www.Amazon.com/dp/B00R757874 (Award Winning Novel CLONE DRONES. Yes, they will love it.)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

From Rural Scotland - Author Sue Hewitt

Hi ya’ll.
We’re back with our last author bio of 2015. We would like to introduce UK author Sue Hewitt. We’ll let her tell you about herself:

Sue was born in Kent in 1957. She has lived happily with her family in the Scottish Borders for the past 25 years. The Cunning Woman's Cup is her first novel. Sue has written sporadically as a pastime since childhood, never thinking it would be possible to get published. The support of friends, family and fellow members of Kelso Writers' Group encouraged her to embark on self-publishing The Cunning Woman's Cup. Serendipitously, she discovered that almost on her very doorstep (in fact, the very doorstep of the house she had first moved into in Scotland) lives Chris Foster - proofreader, editor and ally - whose expertise in transforming an amateur manuscript into a publishable, professional product was priceless. Additionally, Chris's son Kit Foster (who Sue remembers as a small boy) is now an award winning book cover designer. Kit's work in formatting the text and providing all the technical support a technophobe could ever need, as well as producing a superb cover design, has also been invaluable. Sue works as housekeeper and gardener for the artist Susan Ryder. She lives in a picturesque lodge house with arch-shaped windows and doors and enjoys the rural life. 

Thanks Sue. Everyone should check out her work on our BROWSE for BOOKS page at www.CarterNovels.com/browse-for-books.html

That’s all for now and we wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas Season…later RC & JP Carter.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

INDIE BOOK SOURCE - INDIE AUTHORS only 4 days left.....

·          Indie Book Source author promotions will start January 1, 2016. It will feature a collection of talented indie authors and links to their work. If you are an indie author and are interested in an affordable promo, here's the scoop:
.• Carter Novels Website averages from 500-700 visits daily.
• Posting weekly on a minimum of 24+ Facebook book clubs with exposure to over 1,000,000+ members.
• Posts on the Carter Novels and Indie Book Source Facebook Pages.
• Twitter posts regularly to 20,000+ followers.
• Additional boosts on Google+, Pinterest and Instagram and BlogSpot.
Cost?
-------------> 6 Month Promo = $15.00
-------------> 1 Year Promo = $25.00 (That's approx $2 per month! )
(Note: BROWSE for BOOKS featured authors should check your e-mail for a reduced rate offer.)
See you there! Cheers!
Note: Sign up by December 15, 2015 to secure a spot for the January 1, 2016 Site Launch Event. 

Blog later....Chris(RC)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2015 WORLD'S BEST STORY RESULTS --

Hi ya'll,

It's official! CLONE DRONES placed 6th in the WORLD'S BEST STORY CONTEST,
The Top 10 Finalists were read & judged by the following esteemed judges:

Warren Adler
Blockbuster author of THE WAR OF THE ROSES
Alistar Cross
Amazon bedt-selling author
Samreen Ahsan
Multiple award winning author
Brooke Burgess
Critically acclaimed award winning author/producer
Tammara Kennelly
Award winning President of FriesenPress
Victor Malerek
Award winning author/reporter represented by FriesenPress
Rhonda Hayter
Author/editor at FriesenPress

A big thank you to all those who gave their time to read and judge our stories.
That's all for now....blog later....Chris(RC)

Pick up your copy of CLONE DRONES today at:
Amazon.com
www.CarterNovels.com
www.WorldsBestStory.com


Monday, November 30, 2015

BROWSE for BOOKS -- Featuring Author Wayne Zurl

Visit BROWSE for BOOKS
Now Featuring FROM NEW YORK TO THE SMOKIES
by Author Wayne Zurl.
A Collection of Talented Indie Authors.
www.CarterNovels.com/browse-for-books.html

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankfulness

We are thankful today for our family, friends, readers and all those who have been a huge support over the last year! We wish you all a happy, blessed and safe Thanksgiving Day. RC & JP Carter
www.CarterNovels.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

From New England to Michigan - Meet Author Linda Watkins



Hi ya'll,


Today we would like to introduce award winning author Linda Watkins. Apparently she likes dogs. We'll let her tell us the rest....


Born in New England, Linda Watkins' family moved to Michigan when she was a child. But her east coast roots remained strong and, each summer, she journeyed back to visit relatives in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. Her favorite place to visit was a remote island, accessible only by boat.

When Linda graduated from college, (Carnegie Mellon '70), she relocated to San Francisco Bay Area where she lived and worked for thirty years. But the allure of that special island remained strong and, in 2006, she packed up her four dogs and belongings and fulfilled her dream, moving to Chebeague Island, Maine (year-round pop. 350).

She lived there for seven years and, while a resident, she penned her award-winning novel of horror and suspense, MATEGUAS ISLAND (published in April of 2014). In December of that same year, she published the sequel to MATEGUAS, aptly titled, RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND.

Today, she resides in Western Michigan and is at work on the 3rd full-length novel in the Mateguas Series, GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS.

Thanks Linda. If you haven't checked out her work, drop by BROWSE for BOOKS where she is currently featured.

A note to indie authors: Be sure to check out the new affordable promotional page -- the Indie Book Source. It launches January 1, 2016 and we are currently accepting orders.
Click here to find out more: Indie Book Source

That's all for now......blog later....Chris
(RC)


Sunday, November 22, 2015

INDIE BOOK SOURCE



Hi ya'll,

We're excited to announce a new opportunity for indie authors -- Indie Book Source

Starting January 1, 2016, indie author's will not only get a listing that showcases their books and bio, but also a promo that consists of the following:

  • Carter Novels Website averages from 500-700 visits daily.
  • Posting weekly on a minimum of 24+ Facebook book clubs with exposure to over 1,000,000+ followers.
  • Posts on the Carter Novels and Indie Book Source Facebook Pages.
  • Twitter posts regularly to 20,000+ followers.
  • Additional boosts on Google+, Pinterest and Instagram and BlogSpot.
  • Books you feature may be rotated out on a monthly basis if you want to promo more than one title.
For a nominal fee, authors can choose a 6 month or 1 year option that is renewable at the same price, as long as the promo is continuous.
Check it out! Contact us at CarterNovels@aol.com for more information.

Blog later.....Chris (RC)

Friday, November 13, 2015

A Writer's Digest Judge says......



Hi ya'll,

Clone Drones - Prepare To Be Entertained
www.Amazon.com/dp/B00R757874
Here is our latest contest critique......
"CLONE DRONES by R.C. Carter and J. P. Carter is an imaginative, fast-paced, politically-tinged thriller for those interested in a story you could read the likes of in the headlines tomorrow. Fans of the O’Rourke crime novels series are sure to be pleased with this latest entry in the series....." --“Judge, 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.”
www.CarterNovels.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Seamy Side of London



Hi ya'll,
It's our pleasure to introduce you to British crime novelist Steven Latto. Here's Steven's bio so you can get acquainted:

Steven H Latto sold his first novel The Ferrier Boys while working as a Security Officer in Ascot, Berkshire. A few people, once they found out he had self-published a book, asked him to sign their copies while he was at work or hanging around with friends. Steven didn't expect much more to come of this. As it turned out, the quick flash in the pan that Steven expected it to be, with his urban crime thriller The Ferrier Boys making it to bestseller lists for the first seven months of its release.   

  To date, Steven H Latto’s book The Ferrier Boys is still on a bestseller list for urban fiction on Amazon Kindle, making the odd appearance in the top 100 on the list for crime thriller. Steven's novels will center primarily on the urban setting of London, a city he loves so much, and crime, part of his profession as a Security Officer in one of London’s most prestigious iconic  5  star hotels.

Though Steven H Latto now lives in Horsham, West Sussex, he was born in Munster, Germany and grew up in a military environment.  After finishing school, he began his career in the Royal Air Force where he studied electronic engineering. It wasn’t until nine years later in search of new horizons, that he began to pen his first novel while staying in a hotel on the M3 motorway for three weeks. When not writing from his Horsham home, or on the train to and from work, Steven tirelessly researches for all his other books and ideas that float around inside his head all day, distracting him from everything else he should be concentrating on. His latest distraction has been his next three books:   The Cuban Hustle, Bent and Diamond Geezers (not necessarily in that order).

(A special note to U.S. Readers: A big shoutout to readers in the USA. I want to gift 10 copies of my UK Amazon kindle bestseller, The Ferrier Boys. A review would be much appreciated in return... but not necessary, preferably readers with an interest in British gangsters, urban fiction, crime and thrillers. If interested please private message me your email address so I can send you a copy. Click here:  Steven H Latto  )


Thanks Steven! We're looking forward to more of your stories from the "non-tourist" area of England. Drop by and check out Ferrier Boys on our BROWSE for BOOKS page.
That's all for now...blog later.....Chris (RC)



Monday, November 9, 2015

Clone Drones - Top 10 Finalist



Hi ya'll,

A BIG THANK YOU to all of you that supported us by voting for Clone Drones in the World's Best Story Contest. We found out today that we ended up in the Top 10. Now it's up to the panel of judges to select the World's Best Story and they will announce the results on December 8, 2015.

Thanks again for your support.......Chris (RC)
Clone Drones
Carter Novels Website

#drones #avidreader #blog #bookblog

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Finish Line - World's Best Story Contest



Hi ya'll,

We need a last minute boost to bring us to the finish line. This week CLONE DRONES made it into the top 10 in the World's Best Story Contest. Yes, the TOP 10!!!! We need to stay there to enter the judging phase. Please go to :  World's Best Story Contest and vote for CLONE DRONES.

Here's what it's about:

This high octane thriller has it all; murder, Mob revenge, political intrigue, a little romance, strong male & female characters with a storyline that could be tomorrow’s headline news. The O’Rourke team is called in to help solve a nationwide plot involving the assassinations of several US Senators.
Will they succeed?


You can read the prologue and chapter excerpts there as well. Thanks in advance for your support.

RC & JP Carter

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Featured Author - BROWSE for BOOKS - November 4, 2015

   

Hi ya'll,

Here's the current featured author on our BROWSE for BOOKS page:
BROWSE for BOOKS

SNOWFLAKES IN JULYby Warren BellGenre: Action & Adventure
Domestic terrorist bombs explode in the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill, at New York police stations, and on military bases! Prominent moderate leaders are being assassinated! And a Marxist terrorist group has a highly placed mole in the Pentagon!

The mole electrifies the terrorist high command with details of weaknesses in the storage of Navy nuclear weapons. Elated, the group prepares for a commando raid to steal some of the warheads and force the government to transform the United States into a Marxist society.

Back in the Pentagon, Navy Captain Mike Duquesne, a former Vietnam POW, becomes suspicious of the mole and launches a secret investigation. He enlists the aid of Leslie Thomas, a Navy staff lawyer. Alerted by her inquiries, the terrorists target her for blackmail with photos a youthful indiscretion. Luring her to their Virginia hideout, they force her to further incriminate herself under the cryptic codename, “Headmistress.”

Will Mike’s investigation uncover the plot to steal nuclear weapons before the terrorist can mount their raid? And what indignities await Leslie at the hands of the radicals in the meantime?

Snowflakes in July has exciting aerial combat scenes, political assassinations, terrorist bombings, high-stakes commando operations, hostage abuse, and torrid romance.

Visit:   Snowflakes in July  for more information.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dark of the Moon




Hi all,
Recently we spent a week on Flagler Beach. We (RC & I, our son & one of our daughters & their families) rented a beautiful, brand new home. Our son, daughter & son in law surfed everyday. RC, my daughter in law, grandchildren & I played in the waves & rescued starfish washed ashore by an off shore storm. We also took lots of long walks, built sandcastles  & spent time stargazing.
 Flagler Beach is close to St, Augustine Florida, one of our favorite places to visit. It is also one of  our favorite places to ghost hunt. St. Augustine is very old & has lost many of it's citizens to a Yellow Fever epidemic & the many battles to storm the city. Castillo de San Marcos Fort is an undefeated fort, it was never lost in battle but many tried to overrun the fort & city. It is also the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. So on this visit we decided to visit the fort at least one day. We found it so interesting we came back the next day after visiting St. Augustine Lighthouse in the morning. We asked the Park Ranger on duty if there were any spots in the fort that were reportedly haunted. He told us many people reported seeing , hearing & "feeling" things. He told us stories about the Indians kept in the fort & about the many battles fought there. Before we left his company we asked where the "hot spots" were & if we could do some investigating. After being told "Go for it" we went on our merry way. We set up in one of the many reportedly haunted places & immediately started getting EMF hits. Two women came in & asked what we were doing, after we told them they immediately told us there house was haunted by a child & asked if we could investigate their home. Unfortunately we had no time on this trip. We packed it up & went home for more surfing & swimming. As I said we had spent the morning at the lighthouse. If you ever get a chance to visit St. Augustine & you like history both the fort & the lighthouse are a must on your itinerary. The fort has a self guided tour & at the lighthouse you can either do a self guided tour or a guided tour during the day. However if you like the paranormal you HAVE to go on the Dark of the Moon Tour. You can find the times, price etc. on their website: http://www.staugustinelighthouse.org . The tour is both informative & entertaining. The only way to see the lighthouse & grounds at night is on the tour. Even if you are not a believer in things that go bump in the night the lighthouse & the view from the top are beautiful. We have done this tour more than once. RC, our daughter, our daughter in law, our grandson (14) & I did the tour this time. We did the guided tour & our daughter immediately started getting hits on the EMF in the lighthouse. She & our grandson were asking questions & getting "yes" "no" answers on the EMF detector (Lit up means yes, not lit up means no). We however had not much luck. We set up a laser grid & recorder in the lighthouse office (the recorder is for EVP-electronic  voice phenomena; voices not heard with the human ear but caught on the recorder).  Then the tour went on to the keeper's house. As I said we had done this tour before. We have always had the most activity in the basement of the keeper's house.  At the end of the tour you have an hour to explore by yourselves. We asked lots of questions using the EMF detectors & then decided since "Pete" (a lighthouse keeper when alive & apparently while dead also) was being so responsive to do a flash light session. You can watch a four minute video taken at the beginning of the session which lasted for the better part of an hour here: https://youtu.be/psPJQkpu3uw.  Most of the people on the tour stayed & watched.  You can hear their reactions on the video. They had lots of questions which we gladly answered. One woman asked to see the flashlight when we ended the session. I told her "Of course!" When she finished she exclaimed "Oh my gosh! This is just a normal flash light! And there is NO WAY to make the light dim & brighten like it did! I'm a believer now!" One of the interesting things that happened was RC asked "Pete" to move the flashlight......which he did. Well more stories later.....Joan (JP)


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Rik Stone - Living the Dream





Hi ya'll,
From across the pond we would like to introduce our colleague Mr. Rik Stone. Rising above circumstances, his success story is remarkable. Now, in his own words...

     Rik grew up amidst the slum-lands of fifties North East England, and left school at fifteen without any academic qualifications.  He worked in the shipyards on a local river and later went into the Merchant Navy and then, following that, worked in quarries in South East England. The time came he yearned for change. Studying was the only option that was realistic, so he worked through the low level stuff and on to a BSc. degree in mathematics and computing.
         But it was fiction writing that always been his want and after an early retirement at fifty years of age, he was able to pursue his dream seriously. To the point, he is now on the brink of publishing the third novel in the Birth of an Assassin series. Watch out for The Man in the Blue Fez.

Be sure to drop by and check out his works on the BROWSE for Books  carousels. 
http://www.carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html

Thanks for your support and.....blog later...Chris (RC).



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Carter Novels - Strong Female Characters






Carter Novels
Strong Female Characters, Political Intrigue, Hi-Tech Crime

 ".....Siobhan is the consummate example of grace under fire as she calmly and logically assesses her condition and works to free herself......Clone Drones has a bit of something for anyone who enjoys high-octane thrillers with non-stop action and surprises, and it delivers. Clone Drones is recommended." --Jack Magnus for Reader's Favorite Reviews.

www.CarterNovels.com 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ohioan Writing Romance



Hi ya'll,
As part of our continuing effort to support indie authors, we would like to introduce fellow writer Jan Romes:
"Jan Romes is a hopeless romantic who grew up in northwest Ohio with 8 zany siblings .
  Married to her high school sweetheart for more years than seems possible, she’s also a proud mom, mother-in-law, and grandma. She likes to read all genres, writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction, and enjoys finding new ways to stay fit."

Her book No Sweat Pants Allowed - Wine Club is  listed on our BROWSE for BOOKS page. Here's a taste:

"Suddenly single, in her forties, and eager to do what it takes to start over, Elaina Samuels meets three women with similar circumstances at a cash-for-gold event. They quickly become friends and form the No Sweat Pants Allowed - Wine Club...."

So check out her work along with many other talented authors at www.CarterNovels.com/browse-for-books.html . That's all for now....blog later....Chris(RC).

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Goodreads Giveaway --- ZOMBIES are here.....

FLASH ZOMBIES
GoodReads Giveaway ends tomorrow.........
#goodreads #giveaway #novel #zombies #mystery #free #book


Enter Here :
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/155388-flash-zombies

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Award Winning Novel -- Clone Drones



Hi ya'll,

This high octane thriller has it all; murder, Mob revenge, political intrigue, a little romance, strong male & female characters with a storyline that could be tomorrow’s headline news. The O’Rourke team is called in to help solve a nationwide plot involving the assassinations of several US Senators.
Will they succeed? Just $2.99 for your Kindle.
www.Amazon.com/dp/B00R757874
www.CarterNovels.com


Check this one out today....blog later...Chris(RC)


Monday, October 19, 2015

BROWSE for BOOKS Featured Book - October 19,2015


Calhoun: Sacrificeby Joe Mansour

What would you do to save the life of your child?
Anything, everything.

James Calhoun, soldier until the MOD cutbacks threw him onto civvie street. Back into it as a military contractor, making more money in a week than he had in a year as a squaddie, it seemed like the good times would never end.
Now divorced and living on benefits in a one room flat, rock bottom after a downward spiral of anger and bitterness, his one solace is the weekly visit with his daughter.
He has been told that she will die and only he can save her.
But is the price more than he is willing to pay?
Visit: http://amzn.com/B00YPV0R7G for more information.
Visit  BROWSE for BOOKS  - An Exclusive Collection of Mostly Indie Authors..

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The House on the River



Recently we had the pleasure to do two investigations. The first was in a private home. A couple recently bought a 105 year old home. I have to say this home is amazing. It is near a river, almost every window has stained glass(many of the windows are from old churches ready to be torn down), built in church pews, altars & surrounded by a tall wrought iron fence. As we drove up & saw this home ,I turned to my husband & daughter ,clapped my hands & said "This is going to be FUN!!!!".  The owners had not yet moved in but were waiting there to meet us. The previous owner had told them that the house was haunted by four ghosts. They wanted us to investigate to see if there was anything paranormal happening & if there was to see if it was well or ill intentioned. They made it very clear that any well intentioned entities were welcome to stay but anything that was dark, negative &  ill intentioned had to leave. We started the investigation by doing a base line EMF (electromagnetic field). Everything was very low except near the bar refrigerator. Since none of the activity happened around there we didn't worry about that. We went upstairs to the first room to see if there was activity. As we entered I noticed another room that I felt we needed to investigate. We were told that was where the previous owner "communicated" with the entities. However  we continued into the first room. We spent some time there using EMF detectors & Gauss meters (which can also detect electromagnetic fields). Nothing happened, no blips on our detectors, no odd sounds....nothing. We moved on to the next room. The room that would be the master bedroom. Still not the room that I was itching to investigate but it was the room the previous owner's Mother had lived in. She died in Hospice but this room had been her last home. We all settled in & started asking questions. At first all was quiet, no blips on our meters in answer to our questions. Then my daughter leaned over toward me (I later learned to ask if I had heard sound from the hall) when her gauss meter lit up like a Christmas tree. We asked many questions which the entity answered by lighting up the meter once for yes & twice for no. We discovered it was not the previous owner's Mom & that she was no longer there. Whoever was communicating was very cagey about their identity. We heard tapping in the hall as if someone was tapping on glass. Of course this is a very old house. So a lot of creaks ,groans & cracks are expected to be heard. Finally we decided to investigate the room we had passed by at the beginning. We went into the room , set up flashlights which can be turned on &  off by turning them & turned them to just the point where a slight turn will turn them on. We could then communicate with the entity by having them turn the flashlight on & off. If you watch our four minute video from the St. Augustine lighthouse you will see what I mean. Also they seem to be able to dim the lights & brighten them which we can't seem to achieve. We asked a few questions......nothing. I decided to go downstairs & get our laser grid pen. When I came back upstairs everyone was excited because the flashlight had turned on. I set the grid up & then the fun began. The entity turned the light on & off on command for an hour. Just before the light would turn on the grid lights would be broken. At one point we heard a very loud crack from the hall. Also we had a lot of EMF activity. We had recorders set up but we had no EVPs(electronic voice phenomenon....a recording of a voice that can not be heard by the human ear). We finally shut down & were very happy to say there did not seem to be any negative or evil activity. They are happy to share their beautiful home as long as their wishes are respected. We have been invited to return & investigate again, which we are eager to do. We will give you an update . Our next blog will be about The Dark of the Moon tour at St. Augustine lighthouse....now that was FUN too.

                                                                    Joan

Saturday, October 17, 2015

From the Lone Star State - Fred L. Funk



Hi ya'll,Today we would like to introduce the author of our BROWSE for BOOKS Featured Book The Throwaway Son,  Fred L. Funk.

Fred was born February 1. 1942 to Joe and Vernice Funk of Denton, Texas.  The place of his birth, the old Denton Hospital on South Locust Street still stands. He grew up in Denton and Arygle, Texas.  His school years were spent at Texas State College for Women (now TWU) Demonstration School, Denton Jr. High on Denton Street, and he graduated from Denton High School in 1960.  On August 24, 1960 he and Dana tied the knot at Cole Chapel, First Methodist Church, Denton, Texas.  At that time their lifelong adventure began and 55 years later it continues.  They have three children, two girls and one boy, they are blessed with eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson.  He and Dana both attended North Texas State College (now UNT).  After two semesters at NTSC they transferred to East Texas State College so that Fred could pursue a pre-theology degree with a minor in psychology.   Fred later changed his educational and career path to accounting and finance.  He worked for the largest retail home furnishings company in the South for thirty-five years. With their move to East Texas the adventure became more exciting as is chronicled in his books, MINISTRY AND MOONSHINE and MOONSHINER’S REVENGE.


Check out his work on the BROWSE for BOOKS page. That's all for now...blog later...Chris (RC).


http://www.CarterNovels.com/browse-for-books.html

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Big Apples's Finest - Meet Author Garrard Hayes

 

Hi ya'll,It's our pleasure to introduce our friend and fellow crime fiction writer Garrard Hayes. His books transport you right into the city that never sleeps and makes you a part of the action. We'll let his bio speak for itself:

Garrard Hayes is a lifelong New York resident whose ancestors made their living on the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn. His love of action and crime fiction, together with a knack for good, gritty storytelling, sparked him to write. He lives in New York with his wife, two children, and three dogs. Garrard Hayes hosts a crime fiction book review blog.

Here's a synopsis of his book Bourbon and Blood:

Bill Conlin returns home from a dangerous military tour in Afghanistan. Like many veterans haunted by war he’s fallen on hard times. After meeting a beautiful woman and falling in love, Bill is forced into New York City's dark underworld and a crime career he doesn't want. When his girlfriend is suddenly kidnapped Bill must negotiate with coldhearted killers to buy her freedom. Will money be enough or will it cost him his life?

Bourbon and Blood was our featured book several months ago. Check it out on our BROWSE for BOOKS page: http://www.carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html 
That's all for now...blog later... Chris (RC)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

World's Best Story Contest



Hi ya'll,WE NEED YOUR HELP. From now until November 8, 2015. Clone Drones is entered in the World's Best Story Contest and part of the consideration is from Reader's voting. Here's what you need to do:
 1. Go to  www.worldsbeststory.com .
2. Fill out a simple registration consisting of your name, email and create password.
3. Confirm email.
4 Log in and vote for CLONE DRONES in Crime/Mystery genre.
5. Possibly win a prize for voting as outlined below:

RANDOM DRAW CONTEST RULES
      A- SHORT RULES
      World's Best Story
      No purchase required. Contest registration opens on September 8, 2015 at 18:00:00 EST and ends on November 6, 2015 at 23:59:59 EST. There is a total of six (6) monthly prizes and one (1) Grand Prize available to be won. Skill testing question required. Open to legal residents of the U.S., Britain, the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada who are age of majority in the province or territory of residence at time of entry. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received before contest closes. Limit one entry per person/e-mail address. Entry and entrant information provided to Sponsor, World's Best Story. For full rules and entry details visit: www.worldsbeststory.com

After November 8th the official judging begins. So drop by, register & vote. Thanks in advance for your consideration......blog later....Chris(RC)
http://worldsbeststory.com/en/stories/clone-drones

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Chiari Warriors - Join the Cause



Hi ya'll,
We recently blogged about the Chiari Malformation drive. This one is worth revisiting. Please take a few minutes to read about this:

"This is an anthology of short stories by 18 authors from across the globe - the UK, the USA, Canada, and Europe - The tales they tell are both non fiction and fiction. Many are based on real life experiences. Others are based on vision and a wondrous source of imagination that these very special authors bring to their readers. Some of the stories they tell will make you cry, others will make you laugh. But some of their writing will actually terrify you when you realise that some of the accounts they recall are actually true stories from real events in their lives. Indeed, there's something for everyone here: tales of love and war, of honour and disobedience, of hate and humour, of desire and desperation. They have produced a roller coaster of emotion on their journey to complete this anthology. It's a book to savour and enjoy, page by page. Above all, this anthology contains the true story of a young boy who suffers from Chiari Malformation - a condition for which there is currently no known cure. The work itemizes the condition and the problems associated with this horrible human condition. Written by the self-styled Chiari Warriors, the book seeks to raise funds for health practitioners and research analysts. Accordingly, proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to the Birmingham Children's Hospital Research Unit (a registered charity in the UK) in order to fund dedicated research into this life-threatening condition. The results of this research are shared across the globe between UK institutions, the Chiari Institute in New York, and elsewhere. If you do nothing else today, download this one to savour whilst doing something worthwhile for the children of the future."

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01494Z3A4

So please take a chance and make a small contribution by purchasing this on Kindle or the paperback edition. 100% of the proceeds go to research. You'll get a few hours of enjoyable reading at the same time. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or comments. That's all for now ....blog later...Chris (RC)


Friday, October 2, 2015

Meet Romance Author Tamara Ferguson

  Hi ya'll,
Rarely do we get to introduce an author who does so much to support indie writers. Tamara is a stay at home mom from Illinois, USA. Her bio speaks for itself:

A member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as the FTHRW Chapter, Tamara Ferguson is the top-ten, best-selling and multi-award winning author of the Kissed By Fate New Adult Romance Series and the Tales of The Dragonfly Contemporary Women’s Romance Suspense Series.  Her latest release is Two Hearts Surrendered. This military romance is her contribution to the bestselling Magical Weddings anthology, which includes stories by fifteen USA Today, best-selling, and award-winning authors. Tales of the Dragonfly Book II: In Flight was a 2014 WINNER at the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. Her latest release, That Unforgettable Kiss was recently a top ten Amazon bestseller in Kindle Saga Fiction and has just received 3-5★editorial reviews from Readers’ Favorite.

Since she’s the mom and full-time caregiver of an autistic son, you can usually find Tammy working at home, where she spends a lot of time not completing numerous home improvement projects because she’s writing or helping indie authors promote their books on twitter.

Thanks Tamara for all you do for us. So drop by our BROWSE for BOOKS page and check out Tamara's work: http://www.carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html


That's all for now.....blog later....Chris (RC)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Why Write About Drones? An Interview With RC & JP Carter


    Check out our most recent interview on author Fredrick Lee Brooke's website.
Why Write About Drones? With Authors RC & JP Carter: http://frederickleebrooke.com/wp/2015/09/why-writer-about-drones-with-authors-rc-jp-carter/ 

 The growing public obsession with drones is a worldwide phenomena. The now peaceful and legal use by law abiding citizens in the largely unregulated arena of drones, is currently untapped by the criminal element. The novel CLONE DRONES explores not only the use of drones, but the potential use of  3D printing to reproduce existing weaponized drone technology.

CLONE DRONES explores that possibility. Jack Magnus said in his Readers' Favorite Review:
     "Clone Drones... is a fast-paced and enjoyable thriller that blends politics, high tech and organized crime. ....Clone Drones also exposes the inherent risks of drone technology as an effective assassination tool."
https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/clone-drones )

Check out CLONE DRONES at  http://www.CarterNovels.com .

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Christian Fiction From the Pen of Jim Yackel






Hi Ya'll,
We're ending our two week vacation in just a few days. Here's the bio for Jim Yackel, our current featured author.

Jim Yackel is an author and Christian-rock singer/songwriter/recording artist. "Remembering Will" released in May 2015 is his latest novel.  "Eyes Pried Open" released in October 2014 is the sequel to the End Times suspense/thriller "The Sleepwalkers" released earlier that year. The revised, omnibus Christian/End Times Fiction "The Wayfarers Complete Collection" encompasses the three original books of the Wayfarers Trilogy and was released in October of 2013. The intriguing Christian/End-Times fiction book "Dead-Ringer" rounds out his current bibliography and came in April of 2013.

You can check out Jim's featured book REMEMBERING WILL on our BROWSE for BOOKS page at: http://carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html .

We are almost totally refreshed after time at the beach house and will be back in the swing of things shortly. Until then.....blog ya later....Chris (RC)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

...and now...Snowflakes In July.

   Hi ya'll,

 Don't worry, the title of this blog is not a weather forecast. It's the title of Warren Bell's brand new novel - SNOWFLAKES IN JULY. Check out his bio...then check out his work.
Warren Bell is an award-winning Indie Author who served almost 29 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy. His debut novel, Fall Eagle One, was selected as a Semifinalist in Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012. The Indie Bookstore later named Fall Eagle One the Best Indie Action/Adventure Novel of the Year.

Warren's second novel, Hold Back The Sun, relates the adventures of two U.S. Asiatic Fleet Lieutenants during the opening months of WW2 in the Western Pacific. It appeared on the Amazon Kindle Historical Fiction/Asia Bestseller list soon after publication in 2013 and has consistently remained there. His third novel, Asphalt and Blood, was published late in 2014. An action/adventure about U.S. Navy Seabees in Vietnam, Asphalt and Blood received a Pinnacle Book Excellence Award from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs.

Warren’s fourth novel is Snowflakes in July, has just been released on Amazon Kindle. Set in the violent 1970s, it tells the story of naval officers in the Pentagon working to thwart the theft of Navy nuclear weapons by a sinister group of domestic terrorists who have a highly placed mole in the Secretary of Defense’s office.

Warren is by nature a storyteller. He gained familiarity with many areas of the world during a long career in the U.S. Navy, which included two deployments during the Vietnam War with a Seabee battalion. He has since traveled in several countries in Europe. A World War II buff, Warren enjoys researching and writing about the exploits of the U.S. Armed Forces. Warren lives with his wife and editor, Annette, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Check it out on Amazon: http://www.Amazon.com/dp/B014610OTA 


Thanks Warren. That's all for now....blog later.....Chris (RC)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Versatile From Tennessee - Meet Regina Puckett

 Hi ya'll,It's our distinct pleasure to introduce you to Regina Puckett. What's your favorite genre? There's a good chance she has something there for you to enjoy. She resides in Tennessee, USA, and has a book on our BROWSE for BOOKS page. Now let's hear from Regina:

Regina Puckett is a 2014 Readers’ Favorite Award winning author for her sweet romance, Concealed in My Heart. Her steampunk book, I Will Breathe, and her children’s picture book, Borrowed Wings, both received the Children’s Literary Classic Seal of Approval.

I Will Breathe is a 2015 winner in the science fiction category in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and was a finalist in the IAN Book Awards.  Memories, won first place in the 1st WSBR International Poetry Contest, and her collection of poetry, Fireflies, won the 2013 Turning Pages Poetry Book of the Year.

She writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, steampunk, picture books and poetry. There are always several projects in various stages of completion and characters and stories waiting in the wings for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.

Please come and visit me at: www.facebook.com/regina.puckett1
or BROWSE for BOOKS:    http://carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html

Thank you Regina for being a part of our blog.  Be sure to check out her work. You'll be glad you did.
That's all for now..........blog later....Chris (RC

Friday, September 11, 2015

BROWSE for BOOKS reads

 Hi ya'll,

Once again the weekend is upon us and....did you remember to... BROWSE for BOOKS to read during your time off? Now featuring ERROR in DIAGNOSIS by Mason Lucas MD....check it out.... http://carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html


So browse away..........choose from a variety of genres.......meet new talent....maybe find your new favorite author from a collection of mostly indie authors.........blog later...Chris (RC).

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Pen Behind the M.D.

 Hi ya'll,

Today we'd like to introduce the real Mason Lucas, M.D. ....Gary Birken, M.D. His new book ERROR IN DIAGNOSIS is featured on our BROWSE for B page and is a Rx for thrills. We'll let Gary tell you a bit about himself:
Before I first set pen to paper as a novel writer, I was a full time pediatric surgeon. Nine years and six novels later, I am still a busy pediatric surgeon. The question I'm asked most often is; how do you find time to do both? The simplest answer is that when you spend every waking hour pursuing your life's passions, you can always find time. Practically speaking, I try to arrange my surgical schedule to leave some time for writing. But even with the best intentions and planning, it's not always possible to write every day. It's the price one pays for having a day job. Fortunately, vacations and weekends off offer a wonderful opportunity to write. When I'm not in the operating room or writing, I utilize whatever time remains to play tennis and basketball. I also hold a black belt in martial arts and try to spend as much time as I can in the dojo.

Thanks Gary. So take a minute to drop in and check out ERROR IN DIAGNOSIS.


http://carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html


That's all for now but stay tuned for new reads and authors weekly...Cheers and blog later...Chris(RC).

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Must Read Mystery -


Hi ya'll,

Just perusing some of our reviews on Amazon and discovered a brand new review! As it's from another published author we appreciate the different angle from which they view another author's work.
They gave FLASH ZOMBIES a 5 Star rating! Here's what she had to say:

A Must Read Mystery!
By TMBorgwardt on September 7, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase Once again I am thoroughly impressed by this well written mystery. I love Ryan and his team of investigators. The Carter's do an excellent job of composing a compelling and thrilling private detective series that always has an unique flare or twist.

This particular story was incredible as the detectives had a couple of different cases that they were working on that eventually intertwined. The detail and knowledge that flows onto the pages regarding being a private detective and the new advances in technology is well thought out, and detailed enough that I was able to visualize the equipment they were using etc.

It was nice to see the characters develop even more and the relationships evolve and deepen. The storyline is engaging and is a true page-turner. There is plenty of action, some violence, some brewing romance, and of course some mystery to keep you interested.

Excellent job and I can't wait to read the next one!!!

Thanks Trista for your kind input! A note to those who are wondering.....FLASH ZOMBIES is neither about zombies or flashers. Pick up a copy today and see for yourself.   http://www.Amazon.com/dp/B00KGHZE6W 


That's all for now....Blog later....Chris(RC)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

...and now from Japan - Meet Author J.S.Frankel

Hi ya'll,

Today we would like to introduce author J.S.Frankel who is a Canadian now living in Japan.


J.S. Frankel was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up there, receiving his tertiary education from the University of Toronto and graduating with a double major in English Literature and Political Science.

After working for Gray Coach Lines a grand total of three years, he came to Japan at the age of twenty-six and has been there ever since, teaching English to any and all students who enter his hallowed school of learning.

In 1997, he married Akiko Koike. He, his wife and his two children, Kai and Ray, currently reside in Osaka. His hobbies include weight training, watching movies when his writing schedule allows, and listening to various kinds of music. The Tower is his first novel, published by UntreedReads.com. His other novels, all for the YA set, include Death Bytes, the Catnip Trilogy, and the recently released Star Maps. Other novels soon to be published are Mr. Taxi, The Menagerie, and Picture (Im)perfect.

Check out his book Catnip on the BROWSE for BOOKS carousels at
http://carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html 
or on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0108F9XR2?ref_=pd_ybh_1
That's all for now...stay tuned and.....blog later...Chris (RC)

PictureJ.S.Frankel - Author

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BROWSE for BOOKS

There's Always Time to..... BROWSE for BOOKS...
Featured Author Steve LeBel 
An Exclusive Collection of Mostly Indie Authors
http://carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html

  and many, many more.....

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Steve LeBel - Michigander Extraordinaire

Hi ya'll,It's our pleasure to introduce you to Author Steve LeBel. The awards that Steve's book have won speak for themselves. Take a moment to get acquainted:

Businessmen are serious people, right?  Not always. Steve LeBel — hospital president, technology entrepreneur, algorithmic stock trader — is definitely not serious.
Not when he writes.
Whimsy overcomes him at the word processor. And whimsy is at the core of his novel, The Universe Builders, which he tells with a unique balance of seriousness, humor, and imagination.
LeBel lives in Muskegon, Michigan with his wife Marge, and Mindy and Dexter, their cats.  When not writing, he is planning his next trip, cussing out the stock market, doing tech support for friends, or dreaming up new plots for The Universe Builders.

Book Site:  www.TheUniverseBuilders.com 

So next stop (seriously) is to drop by our BROWSE for BOOKS page and check out The Universe Builders.   http://www.carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html . You won't be sorry you did! 
That's all for now....blog later.....Chris (RC)


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Strong Female Characters

The O'Rourke Series employs the use of strong female lead characters. Siobhan and Rachel are persistent and consistent with detective skills, marksmanship and bravery. They face everything head on and they don't stop until justice is served.
Here's what Readers' Favorite Reviewer Jack Magnus has to say in our Clone Drones review:

"Siobhan is the consummate example of grace under fire as she calmly and logically assesses her condition and works to free herself. Clone Drones also exposes the inherent risks of drone technology as an effective assassination tool. There's a lot going on in this story so readers must follow carefully lest they miss something. Clone Drones has a bit of something for anyone who enjoys high-octane thrillers with non-stop action and surprises, and it delivers. Clone Drones is recommended."

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/clone-drones

http://carternovels.com/clone-drones.html


Check out Clone Drones  - The O'Rourke Series Book 3. See the team in action as they solve murders, assassination plots and kidnapping. It's all in a days' work.....see you there.....blog later...Chris (RC).

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Featured Author STEVE LEBEL -- BROWSE for BOOKS

 Drop by BROWSE for BOOKS and check out our Featured Author STEVE LEBEL.

A humorous fantasy world of gods and goddesses who build universes for a living. Are they all-powerful and all-knowing?

Well, not exactly…

Fresh with his diploma from God School, determined but unsure, bright but without confidence, Bernie faces the challenge of building his own universe.  If only it were that easy…

BOOK OF THE YEAR ***   Independent Author Network Book of the Year (2015)

BROWSE for BOOKS --->    http://carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html 


Friday, August 21, 2015

CHIARI WARRIORS -- Chiari Malformation Awareness

This is an anthology of short stories by 18 authors from across the globe - the UK, the USA, Canada, and Europe - The tales they tell are both non fiction and fiction. Many are based on real life experiences. Others are based on vision and a wondrous source of imagination that these very special authors bring to their readers. Some of the stories they tell will make you cry, others will make you laugh. But some of their writing will actually terrify you when you realise that some of the accounts they recall are actually true stories from real events in their lives. Indeed, there's something for everyone here: tales of love and war, of honour and disobedience, of hate and humour, of desire and desperation. They have produced a roller coaster of emotion on their journey to complete this anthology. It's a book to savour and enjoy, page by page. Above all, this anthology contains the true story of a young boy who suffers from Chiari Malformation - a condition for which there is currently no known cure. The work itemises the condition and the problems associated with this horrible human condition. Written by the self-styled Chiari Warriors, the book seeks to raise funds for health practitioners and research analysts. Accordingly, proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to the Birmingham Children's Hospital Research Unit (a registered charity in the UK) in order to fund dedicated research into this life-threatening condition. The results of this research are shared across the globe between UK institutions, the Chiari Institute in New York, and elsewhere. If you do nothing else today, download this one to savour whilst doing something worthwhile for the children of the future.Chiari Warriors on Amazon

Thursday, August 20, 2015

BROWSE for BOOKS this Weekend




So the weekend is almost upon us. What better place to BROWSE for BOOKS than this exclusive collection of International Authors, most of whom are Indie authors and many are award winners. Browse from home at your leisure and enjoy. See ya' there!
http://carternovels.com/browse-for-books.html