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.

Thanks for your support 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. 

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

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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

GoodReads Giveaway ends tomorrow.........
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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.

Check this one out 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?
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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 that was FUN too.


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 later...Chris (RC).

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: 
That's all for 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 .
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:

      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:

After November 8th the official judging begins. So drop by, register & vote. Thanks in advance for your later....Chris(RC)

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."

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 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:

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