In another example of all-indie-books-are-crap-with-the-exception-of-this-one, Scribner has acquired the “independently-published” New York Times bestseller The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart by Ilchi Lee. Continue reading
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The book follows the fortunes of the Cleveland Indians baseball team in their 1959 pennant race. It opens with eight-year old Andy rising at 5:30AM to retrieve the newspaper (and milk delivered to the door step) and read the “Cleveland Indians starting line up for the 1959 baseball season opener.” Continue reading →
Barbara Haines Howett’s eleven interlinked stories take us into the lives of ex-pat women in Indonesia in the early 1970s. There are two worlds to explore here: colorful Indonesia and the claustrophobic world of corporate wives–before feminism made its mark. Continue reading →
When writing for myself (pre-book deal), I’d written about two pages a day. This was manageable since I was writing mostly at night (between 11pm and 1am). At this rate, I’d finish a book in about six months. To ensure that I could finish under the given deadline, I had to bump up my writing schedule to about 10 pages a day, 7 days a week. Continue reading →
In honor of the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, this week’s “Cover Me” selection was inspired by true events surrounding a group of Irish emigrants who sailed on the maiden voyage of the ship. The book can also be found on this week’s best seller list. Continue reading →
Cameron Dawson’s got a past he can’t seem to shake, but he’s hoping to change that. He’s moved back home to Faith, New Mexico and taken a job as assistant sheriff. What he doesn’t realize is that his newest nightmare’s about to begin. Strange things are happening. People are disappearing, and for others, it’s far worse … Continue reading →
For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn’t enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect. Continue reading →
This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside. Continue reading →
Sounds like a pretty straightforward deal…but soon Taryn and Trey realize they got more than they bargained for. Their mating instincts to protect and possess are weighing on them, they crave each other’s touch and company, and their inner wolves don’t like it whenever they’re apart. Add in that they’ll have to deal with this for an entire three months until the day of the battle finally arrives, and they’ve got themselves a recipe for disaster – or maybe for something quite the opposite. Continue reading →
Marci Thompson always knew what life would be like by her 30th birthday. A large but cozy suburban home shared with a charming husband and two brilliant children. A celebrated career as an established writer, complete with wall-to-wall mahogany shelves and a summer book tour. A life full of adventure with her friends and family by her side. Continue reading →
Milkshake is a funny and insightful look at the issues of new motherhood and an eyebrow-raising spoof on political causes run amok. Continue reading →
This week’s reader’s choice – Metropolis Coffee Company, Chicago Continue reading →
Choosing an indie book can be harder than picking a Republican candidate. On the outside they may look impressive, but sometimes they can be…well, a little off-putting. And since indies don’t have what many consider an “official” stamp of approval from a trusted source like The New York Times, People magazine or your best friend Ginger—it makes it hard to decide which one to choose.
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Kathryn Desforges doesn’t remember much about March 2, 2010. It was a Tuesday. She got up around nine. The weather was bright, the house was silent. But when her boyfriend came back for lunch she had to tell him to keep quiet, begging the perfectly reasonable question for an outside observer: why? Continue reading →
The tale of how ADDvantage Media Group, Inc, (AMG) a vendor of shopping cart calculators, partnered with Wal-Mart and were systematically destroyed by the corporate mega-store through continual mishandlings, turnovers in high level associates who were working on the accounts and an overall attitude of greed and deception. Continue reading →
At the time, four traditional book agents had expressed interest in representing me. I grabbed the phone and called my ‘first choice.’ I had barely begun to explain the tie-in opportunity when she cut me off. “Impossible,” she said. “Traditional publishing houses just don’t move that fast.” Continue reading →
Alex Baj’s Young Adult Fantasy novel The Black Stone Prophecy is the first in a series centered around 12 year old Tom O’Malley and the magical realm of Nyi. Continue reading →
A true coming-of-age story about a feisty teenage girl who escapes her abusive Mormon stepfather and the suffocating religion and poverty at home by joining her dad on the road as a tool-selling vagabond – until his arrest forces her to take charge of her life. Continue reading →
Contributing editor at New York magazine, movie reviewer extraordinaire, the founding editor of Deadspin and the author of four books, most recently “Are We Winning?” Continue reading →
Ben Rubin’s dark fairytale, When Comes What Darkly Thieves, weaves a story of poetic strangeness.
When the much-despised Marbury Marfan senior partner Simon Rafer turns up dead, with an ornate dagger buried between his shoulder blades, it comes as a surprise to no one. Simon was an abusive boss and had recently been on the warpath, clearing the “dead wood” from the legal firm he treated as his personal fiefdom. Continue reading →
Revenge. Romance. Murder. A gorgeous Blonde, a kidnapped Sister, a handsome Stranger, and a vengeful Killer. The desperate race is on to find the sister before both women wind up dead. A Romantic Suspense novel that will curl your toes.
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Inspired by true events surrounding a group of Irish emigrants who sailed on the maiden voyage of R.M.S Titanic, ‘The Girl Who Came Home’ is a story of enduring love and forgiveness, spanning seventy years. Continue reading →
The very first self-published book to make it onto The New York Times bestseller list (albeit, covertly), where it stayed from June 2008 to early 2010. Now it’s back. Like JESUS! Continue reading →