Archive for July, 2012
Sixteen authors from Mystery Writers of America (MWA) and Romance Writers of America (RWA) have united for a one-day event to help pay for Steve’s mounting medical costs. We are calling it “Sell Books for Steve Day”. The participating authors will donate a percentage of the proceeds from the day’s sale of one of their titles toward Steve’s medical fund. The event will take place on Monday, July 16th. This will be a great event for everyone. The reader will be able to purchase a book from his or her favorite author and/or discover a new author. The authors will get credit for selling their books, and most importantly, funds will be raised for Steve. What a great method to help him.
The books for sale are e-books, although several titles will have a link for both electronic and hard copies (for hard copies and other formats, be sure you read carefully any instructions regarding payment to ensure that your purchase counts toward the event). Below are the authors who are willing to help Steve and their books. Please follow the links and decide which books you’d like to purchase. Remember, in order for your purchase to count toward the dollars raised for Steve, you must make your purchase on July 16th. And please help us spread the word about this event by adding this link, www.handcuffedtotheocean.com to your Facebook page or blog site or Tweet message on your Twitter feed before and during the event.
The more books we sell on July 16th, the more money we raise!
Thank you everyone, authors and readers.
HEAVEN’S FIRE by Sandra Balzo
When a federal investigator and a television producer are thrown together by a fireworks tragedy on Lake Michigan, the man unable to let go of his past and the woman afraid to trust her future must race to prevent another catastrophic explosion–this one at the county’s Fourth of July celebration.
“Equal parts thriller, romance and family saga… a compelling and deeply human read.” –Joan Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of TEXAS BRIDE
Link to the book: Kindle - http://tinyurl.com/73mgrmx
Trade paperback http://tinyurl.com/6pr4zgy
IMPERFECT CONTRACT by Gregg Brickman
Driven from police work by the cold realities of the job—getting shot can do that—Sophia Burgess finds her place in nursing. She brought with her the qualities that made her a good cop—fierce independence, inquiring mind, and edgy personality.
Then the victim comes to her.
Sophia’s patient dies, but not from natural causes. She uses her clinical acumen as a nurse, her deductive skills as a former cop, and her police detective ex-fiancée to find the killer.
Link to the book: http://tinyurl.com/imperfectcontract
ANNABELLE’S ATTACK by Diane Capri
“Full of thrills and tension – but smart and human too.”
Lee Child , #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers
Three unlikely events explode thrusting young lawyer Jennifer Lane into the abyss of her family’s secret history. Family records search, DNA, and more reveal stolen lives and a stolen cure for deadly hepatitis C. A bewildering maze of betrayal, intrigue, and murder, put Jennifer’s license to practice law, her heart, and her very life on the line. Who will survive?
Grab your copy today and don’t even think about getting a tattoo (or having one removed) until you read Annabelle’s Attack!
AMERICAN FOOTBALL BASICS by Linda Gordon Hengerer
For anyone who’s ever watched a football game and wanted to know what happened, or what the analysts just said, this book is for you.
· Glossary of terms
· Field layout
· How the game is played
· National Football League, Conferences and Divisions
KEY LIME BLUES by Mike Jastrzebski
For some people working in the family business means suits, power lunches, and afternoon meetings. For Wes Darling it was guns, lies, and dead bodies.
The Darling Detective Agency was founded in 1876 by Aaron ‘Dusty’ Darling. Now Wes’s chain smoking, stressed out mother is grooming Wes to take over. How does he handle his mother’s demands? He heads to Key West, moves onto a sailboat, and takes a job tending bar at a little joint called Dirty Alvin’s. Life is carefree until his mother’s lover, a man who mentored Wes for years, is murdered on a Key West Beach. Reluctantly, Wes is drawn into a spinning web of murder, sex and deceit.
First there are his mother’s pleas for help. Throw in a six-foot-tall red-headed stripper, a retired mobster who acts like it’s the 1940’s, a pair of dim-witted hit men, a phobic psychic named Elvis, a small fortune in stolen diamonds, and what do you have? Mayhem in Key West.
CIRCLE OF BONES by Christine Kling
Former U.S. Marine Maggie Riley is sailing alone in the Caribbean when she rescues a crazy conspiracy-spouting treasure hunter who is swimming in the buff off the island of Guadeloupe. She soon learns he is searching for the wreck of the World War II submarine Surcouf that vanished in 1942. He claims the sub holds millions in gold coins, as well as secret documents that will prove the existence of a powerful inner circle of Skull and Bones. Riley joins the search for the wreck when she discovers her own past intersects the inner Circle of Bones, and this conspiracy nut might not be so crazy after all.
BLINKE IT AWAY by Victoria Landi
RECKLESS NIGHTS IN ROME by Christina MacKenzie
Nico Ferranti’s only passions are money and power… He’s a man who stopped believing in romance long ago and Bronte’s a romantic, yet the attraction sparking between them like fireworks over the Piazza del Popolo stuns Nico.
When Bronte’s brother is badly hurt in a car accident in Rome, Nico whisks Bronte to the Eternal City. He wants her and he wants The Dower House and Nico Ferranti always gets what he wants.
But Bronte’s heart has already been broken by one ruthless charmer and although tempted she isn’t about to give up either her heart or her home to the charismatic Italian without a fight!
NOVAN WITCH by Prudence MacLead
RUSSIAN BOY by Neil S. Plakcy
The Russian Boy is a nude portrait of a young Russian noble, Alexei Dubernin, the painter’s lover. Their affair takes place in 1912, during the dying days of the Romanov empire, in their winter haven on the Cote d’Azur. The bulk of the novel, though, takes place in the present, when poor student Dmitri Baranov steals the painting from a restorer’s studio in Paris, hoping to earn enough money to continue his studies at an art academy in Montmartre. His American boyfriend and fellow student chases him to the Riviera, where Dmitri plans to make contact with the gangster who hired him, and exchange the painting for cash. But art theft consultant Rowan McNair is on his trail. Alliances shift, and new loves emerge. Each man must risk his life to earn the love he deserves.
A reviewer for Amazon wrote, “Plakcy recaptures the romantic intrigue of Hitchcock’s classic, To Catch a Thief, in this tale of love and art theft set in Nice, with a mature romantic hero reminiscent of the luscious (and bisexual) Cary Grant.”
Link to the book: http://www.tinyurl.com/therussianboy
Somewhere over the rainbow … is a giant dumpster. At least, that’s how things appear to Frankie Wunder when she discovers her husband’s been cheating on her and there are no fairy tale endings on her horizon. But Frankie, a successful South Beach realtor, isn’t prepared to leave her future up to the wave of anyone’s wand. Determined to find a man who meets her criteria for the perfect husband and father of the child she desperately wants, Frankie goes on a diet, assembles a list of prospective candidates, and immerses herself in the South Beach dating scene. But is a man who’s rich, successful, and willing to take care of her what Frankie really wants? As she works her way through a deceitful doctor, a lecherous lawyer, and a rakish real estate executive–the men most South Beach Cinderellas would gladly lose a slipper to–Frankie realizes her dream men are nightmares and her true Prince Charming is nothing like the guy in the fairy tale.
THE THROWBACKS by Stephanie Queen
To salvage his career, exiled Scotland Yard “Flying Squad” detective, the not-so-young David Young, joins the Boston Police Department.
But this rogue detective can’t resist an unlikely romance with his young and vivacious decorator, Grace Rogers, even when she becomes a key witness in his high-stakes case–and like Kryptonite to his career and well-being.
4.5 Star Romantic Times Book Review:
Link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0067DDUTW
A murdered friend leaves the secret of her paranormal perfume with warmhearted oddball Saylor Oz, launching her into a deadly seven-day race to find the killer, aided only by her wisecracking BFF Benita Morales and smoking hot middleweight boxer Eldridge Mace. Danger never smelled so sweet.
Masquerading as explorer Sir John Abbot, dashing conman Malcolm Northrup goes on the road with a lecture tour to raise funds for a bogus expedition in search of the lost continent of Atlantis. But his schemes go awry when he is kidnapped by feisty scholar Halia Davenport, who is determined to carry on her late father’s quest to find that mythical site.
Link to the Book: http://tinyurl.com/7kdrfjp
While Helen’s cruising to the Bahamas, Phil’s got his own job—trying to catch a sexy gold digger who may have killed her elderly husband for his fortune. Good thing he’s a self-proclaimed master of disguise, playing it cool as everything from an air-conditioning repairman to a Rastafarian.
Helen’s a help to Phil on his case, but when she’s on her own on the high seas, Helen needs to watch her step as she searches out the smuggler—or she may end up going from undercover to overboard…
Link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/Final-Sail-Dead-End-Job-Mystery/dp/0451236742/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1333462171&sr=1-1_ http://www.murderonthebeach.com/pages/order.asp (with free shipping for FINAL SAIL and an additional $2 from Murder on the Beach) or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
While diving on Jesse Stoker’s boat, Cassandra, a local radio personality awaiting contract with extraterrestrials, disappears. Stoker considers her a hoaxster, but allowed the charter because the bank is ready to repossess his vessel.
Cassandra’s body is found three days later, but the M.E. finds she’s only been dead for five hours. Once it’s known that Stoker filled her tanks and she died from oxygen poisoning, he becomes the prime suspect. He’s never lost a diver before, doesn’t believe in alien abduction, and doesn’t believe she just died. To clear his name, stop a wrongful death suit, and save his livelihood, Stoker must figure out where Cassandra spent the missing days and find her killer.
Link to the book: http://tinyurl.com/likejeffreyonamazon
PLUS Author, Author! has an additional 19 books being offered. And even better, their offer extends until July 20th. Please follow this link: http://www.author-author.net
Thank you everyone.
First I’d like to thank all of you who have have so generously donated to the Steve Brown Bone Marrow Transplant Fund by clicking on the donation button to the left of this post. Next week a choice group of authors have banded together to donate to the fund proceeds of all the books they sell on July 16, 2012 through this website. My good friend and author Jeffrey Philips has organized this event. He’ll post photos of their books with links to Amazon where they can be purchased. Some of these books are paperbacks and there will be separate links to the paperbacks. Most of the the others are e-books so you’ll need an ebook reader, tablet, iPad, or read it as a pdf file on your computer. The prices are very inexpensive you you should consider buying several. You might find a new author that you’re never read before and fall in love the author.
July 16, it tuns out will be a very special day for me. On that date they will do some DNA analysis, to see who is in control of my body. My donor or me.
Now on to where I am. The BMT unit here really puts an emphasis on exercise while your in inpatient. They recommend you walk a least a mile. They also offer “chair yoga” on Tuesday’s Thursday’s afternoon.
I’b been feeling pretty well and was getting my mile in every day. Then I started with the chair yoga.