Featured Book Listings

These books are our featured listings. They are a combination of good books that our Awesomegang Facebook group have compiled and submissions from authors that have paid for our featured homepage listing. To get listed on this page Visit the Submit Page and check the Featured ad button at the end of the submission.

Olivia’s Magic Conch/ by P. A. Zimmerman

August 1, 2014

Writing as P. A. Zimmerman, Patricia a Native of the Jersey shore now residing in Florida is a former regional education manager/ seminar trainer with a penchant for holding the attention of her audience. Olivia’s Magic Conch is written to embrace the curiosity of kids ages 8 and up focusing mostly on Tweens. In her attempt to make all aware of the importance of a clean ocean and what we already derive from it now and will in future years she has penned a heartwarming adventure laced with factual information and mystical sea life characters to achieve her goal to which is to shed light on a serious problem.
A wife, mother and “Grami” she has told stories for years and only now has she with the prompting of her six grandchildren begun to put them in print.
A passionate activist in Save Our Oceans, She has donated over one hundred books to local marine life museums up and down the East Coast.

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Brothers of the Gun by David Alexander

August 1, 2014

David Alexander is a globally recognized defense professional, Pentagon researcher and historian, NATO policy analyst and one of the world’s most versatile and prolific authors. As surefooted at writing nonfiction as he is at writing fiction, he is known for his unique talent for powerful plotting and unexpected story developments.

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Back to Santa Fe

August 1, 2014

Transplanted from an Oregon commune in 1973, Richard Sutton found his real life in New York. He’s worked in advertising design, copywriting, planted trees, done illustration, been a frame carpenter and an Indian Trader, a community business organizer and a guitar picker, but since 2009, when his first novel was released, he’s been a fiction writer. W.T. Durand is a pen name he’ll be using for Western-based mysteries, beginning with Back to Santa Fe. Contact him at wtauthor at sailletales dot com

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DOUBLE BOGEY MURDER (BOOK 3)

August 1, 2014

I HAVE BEEN WRITING SINCE 1967. TO DATE 14 OF MY NOVELS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED TRADITIONALLY AND I HAVE INDIED SIX. I AM LISTED IN WHO’S WHO IN THE WEST AND YOUNG CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS. SOME OF MY EARLEIR BOOKS WERE REVIEWED BY ALL THE BIG BOYS AND TWO OF MY NOVELS HAVE BEEN OPTIONED.I HAVE ALSO WRITTEN FOR OUTDOOR MAGAZINES.

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The Child – Alien in the Delta Series

August 1, 2014

Thankful Strother born 1943 in Grand Lake, AR., grew up in Eudora AR. Graduated from high school in 1961 and joined the US Air Force. Stationed in Germany for four years, there he learned to speak German and met his wife Barbara. Married forty-seven years, they live in California and have two adult children. He retired in 2003. Thankful Strother had a thirty-five-year career in computers and telecommunications with NCR and AT&T. In his retirement, he has accomplished his goal to write a book about his early life. Alien in the Delta is that book. It is a memoir about growing up poor in a hostile environment in the 1950′s to experience unimaginable success later in life.

“The Child” is the first book in the Alien in the Delta series. It highlights the life of a boy from the age of six until he graduates from high school at age seventeen. During that time he discovers girls, sex music, dance, and becomes self-aware.

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Shades of Chaos

August 1, 2014

Alexia Purdy currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada- Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing, or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She love’s creating paranormal fantasy and poetry and loves to read and devour books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

Chrystalla Thoma likes writing about bratty, angsty boys and spunky girls in fantasy and science-fiction worlds. She writes mainly for a young adult public but not only. She’s currently preparing a non-fiction book about dragons, because the truth must out, and is juggling two series (“Elei’s Chronicles” and “Boreal and John Grey”).

Megan Duncan is a lover of all things paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and anything just out of the ordinary. She is continually fighting her addiction to chocolate and living in her overactive imagination.

Katie Salidas, author of the Immortalis series (Urban Fantasy), Consummate Therapy series (Erotica), and the recently released Chronicles of the Uprising (Dystopian) is a Jill of all Trades. She’s a Super Woman endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of other mortals. Katie can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons; put hot food on the table, assist with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, she still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write. And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…
Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother to three, Wife to one, and slave to the craft of writing, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

Cameron writes books that he can’t find elsewhere, basically to amuse himself. Everything Cameron does is for fun, so don’t take him seriously. Never call him a writer. He hates that. He prefers the word: Storyteller, or the boy next door who claims he can tell stories.

Although his books are ordinary on the surface, they hold many secrets that he might reveal one day. What matters the most to him are characters struggling to find their identities and place in the world.

Born in New York and raised in Pennsylvania, Nadège Richards has traveled to five other states and two countries, but aspires to travel the world someday. Forever a lover of art and all things Lit., she hopes to obtain knowledge from her writing, rather than popularity. She wrote her first novel about aliens and goats in the 8th grade and has had a passion for story-telling ever since. Her friends and family are her biggest inspiration, and the occasional cup of coffee. She enjoys being part of the Indie community and sharing her stories with the world.

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Death on Daytime (A Tess Darling Mystery)

August 1, 2014

I’m one of those women who dresses too young for her age, drinks too hard for her health – and laughs just the right amount.
Now 42, I grew up in London, and then went to Oxford to study English. A rather shaky career in TV followed. It was lots of fun – the people were either really great or totally awful – and we all of us behaved disgracefully.
However, I wasn’t very good at producing or presenting, and secretly wanted to write instead. So that’s what I’m now trying to do.
Writing ‘Death on Daytime’, I grew really fond of my heroine, Tess, and would love to be able to continue the series. I’m already a good way through the second, so fingers crossed a few people buy the first!

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Breaking Free

August 1, 2014

SM Koz was born in Michigan, but moved to North Carolina for college and never left.

She enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, photography, reading, spending time with foster kids who call her house home, and learning new things. When she’s not creating online training for pharmaceutical companies (her day job) or writing, Koz can be found at the local community college taking courses on various topics ranging from digital art to HTML to desktop publishing. Next in line are auto mechanics and cake decorating.

Being trained as a veterinarian, it’s not surprising that Koz and her husband were recently told they have a mini-zoo with their two dogs, fish, cockatiels, and foster cats. In the past, they have also had parakeets and a snake. Other than the fish, all the animals were acquired through rescue organizations, something Koz wholeheartedly supports.

Breaking Free is Koz’s third original novel and fifth overall, but the only one she feels compelled to publish at this time. Her hope is that individuals who struggle with cutting may be inspired by Kelsie’s story and find the strength they need to begin the healing process.

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Peripheral Involvement

August 1, 2014

Bob Waldner was born and raised in New Jersey, before heading off to Duke University and the University of Michigan Law School. He practices law in New York, where he lives with his wife, Erinn, and his daughters Maureen and Madeleine. Someday, he hopes to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up.

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Ulysses Uncovered

August 1, 2014

Patrick Moloney comes from Shanagolden in Co. Limerick. He graduated from University College, Dublin with a degree in Science in 1970. Later in 1979 he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a master’s degree in Computer Science. He spent his working life in education, first as a school-teacher and later as Deputy Principal, in Pearse College, Crumlin. Patrick has always had a great interest in James Joyce’s Ulysses – ever since, many years ago – he first noted that his home village of Shanagolden is mentioned in the book. The exploration of this inclusion led to an enjoyable literary safari.

Furthermore he has been quite fortunate in getting to know many Dubliners and he has always been fascinated with their characters, their stories, their chat, their wit and genuine friendliness. In other words Patrick knows and understands Dubliners. He appreciates their vibrancy and musicality and every time he reads Ulysses he can hear the people talking. He can hear their accents, their intonations and inflexions. He still lives in Dublin enjoying the retired life. And from time to time he visits the west coast of Co. Clare. There he loves to walk along the beaches of the Atlantic shore and commune with land and nature, sky and sea.

Patrick is also author of “Gunna Dan An Angel for Everyone”, a philosophical and spiritual book that essentially proclaims the loveliness of life and the wonderful importance of every individual person. This book was a , and .

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SanClare Black

August 1, 2014

Jenna once killed a fly with a rubber band when she couldn’t find a flyswatter and has slain many an insect with her mighty band-fu ever since.

She has been a librarian, an itinerant film critic, a copy editor, a voice-over performer, and got paid for an acting job where she had to cry onstage. She lived most of her life in Indiana, but now lives in Chicago which has a much broader selection of shoes.

When not destroying household pests, Jenna sits cross-legged at her computer, writing, and is occasionally drooled upon by her cat, Nuala. Her other cat, Liffey, prefers to remain hidden in the closet for fear of the Roomba®.

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Tears of Endurance

August 1, 2014

D.G. Torrens was born in England, United Kingdom. She is married with a five year old daughter. Her first book, “Amelia’s Story” (the authors true life story) has inspired people all over the world. The authors second book “Amelia’s Destiny” has been equally successfully around the world. The author has also published three romance novels, “Broken Wings” “Tears of Endurance” and “Whispers from Heaven.” In addition to all this D.G. Torrens has published two poetry collections the first, “Heart and Mind” inspired by her own experiences and life in general. The second, “Military Boots” an anthology of war poetry, for all our soldiers past and present. D.G has just completed her “The Poppy Fields” trilogy the first two books in the trilogy will be released in April 2014.
The author lives by the motto, “The child first and foremost.”

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Afraid

August 1, 2014

JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series. They do not have to be read in chronological order to be enjoyed, but for those who want to know it is: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, and Stirred.

Jack also appears in the novels Shot of Tequila, Flee, Spree, Three, Timecaster Supersymmetry, Banana Hammock, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the short story collection Jack Daniels Stories, and the novellas Floaters and Burners.

Last Call, the ninth Jack Daniels novel, will be available in spring of 2013.

Other novels include Origin, The List, Shot of Tequila, and Serial Killers Uncut.

Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn, including the bestsellers Afraid, Trapped, and Endurance.

Haunted House, the new Jack Kilborn novel of terror, will be available in mid 2013.

He has sold over a million ebooks.

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Beauty & the Beast: A Modern Fairy Tale by John Phythyon

August 1, 2014

John R. Phythyon, Jr. wishes he were a superhero or a magician, but, since he has not yet been bitten by a radioactive spider or gotten his letter from Hogwarts, he writes adventure stories instead. He is the author of the Wolf Dasher series of fantasy-thriller mashup novels, as well as several modern fairy tales, a two-act comedy, and the fantasy novel, THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER. Prior to becoming a novelist, he was an award-winning game designer.

He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, their children, a dog, and a cat. It is rarely quiet, but it is often entertaining. His current projects include the next novel in the Wolf Dasher series, world peace, and desperately wishing for the Cincinnati Bengals to win a Super Bowl before he dies.

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Trust Me (Holton Series #3)

August 1, 2014

B. L. Blair writes simple and sweet romance and mystery/romance stories. Like most authors, she has been writing most of her life and has dozens of books started. She just needs the time to finish them.

She is the author of the Holton Romance Series and the Leah Norwood Mysteries. She enjoys reading books, writing books, and traveling wherever and as often as time and money allows. She is currently working on her latest book set in Texas, where she lives with her family.

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I Only Have Eyes For You (The Sullivans) by Bella Andre

August 1, 2014

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” and “The Morrisons” series. Having sold more than 3.5 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 18 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Steven King). Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine.

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Dissension

August 1, 2014

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons. She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.

And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…

Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother to three, wife to one, and slave to writing. She does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

You can find out more about Katie Salidas,and her vampire novels at KatieSalidas.com

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Closer

August 1, 2014

Sarah lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, two children, and four spoiled animals. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a concentration in Professional Writing and her Master’s Degree in Education. When she is not writing or spending time with her family, she loves reading sizzling romantic suspense novels that make her blush. She loves a glass of pinot grigio, back-yard barbecues with friends and family, and helping her kids with their homework (in that order).

Sarah’s favorite genres are contemporary romantic suspense and erotic suspense; the types of novels she crafts. While the concepts are familiar and comfortable, she brings her own unique story and personality to everything she writes. She loves the feeling of crafting a spicy, action-packed novel. Writing is her passion. She wants to leave her readers breathless after experiencing the intense ride that is her novel.

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Kalan’s Quest

August 1, 2014

Born in New York City of German-Jewish immigrant parents, Richard Steinitz studied at the State University of NY at Buffalo, and has been living in Israel since 1968. When not writing novels, he reads them in great quantities, and works for a multi-national educational publisher. He and his wife Naomi are the parents of two grown children.

Though his own parents escaped the Holocaust, it has had an enduring effect on his life, and his writing.

Researching the background for his books is his favorite activity, after reading mysteries! Kaplan’s Quest is his second novel.

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The Point of Escape: A 4-Hour Novel by J .F. Hussey

July 31, 2014

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Washington College and the Catholic University of America, J.F. Hussey’s professional endeavors have included driving ships, professing English, teaching sailing and assisting political appointees. His writing reflects his wide interests and his abiding concern for the crushing effects of modern life, and celebrates the heroic lengths to which some will go to reclaim their birthright to happiness. A native of Maine, J. F. Hussey now lives in Annapolis, Maryland, enjoying the long sailing season and ever-so-short ski season with his five children. You can learn more about his writing and see updates about current projects at his website, www.jfhussey.com.

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If I Stay

July 31, 2014

Tamara Morgan is a contemporary romance author of humorous, heartfelt stories with flawed heroes and heroines designed to get your hackles up and make your heart melt. Ninety-nine percent of her information comes from television, movies, books, and all other pop culture activities that limit the amount of time she has to spend in both pants and polite company.

Her long-lived affinity for romance novels survived a B.A. degree in English Literature, after which time she discovered it was much more fun to create stories than analyze the life out of them. She lives with her husband and daughter in the Inland Northwest, where the summers are hot, the winters are cold, and coffee is available on every street corner.

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Lost in Us by Layla Hagen

July 31, 2014

My name is Layla Hagen and I am a New Adult Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.
I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.
And I drink coffee. Lots of it.

hagen.layla@gmail.com

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The Traveler

July 31, 2014

Melissa is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction but hopes to one day branch off and do something completely original. She loves music and is obsessed with the band Blue October! She has a rock star of a husband who gives it to her straight and two beautiful young children that show her what really matters in this life.

Connect with Melissa Toppen
www.mtoppen.com www.facebook.com/mtoppenauthor
www.twitter.com/mtoppenauthor

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FIREFLIES

July 31, 2014

I was born on Valentine’s Day a long, long time ago in South Baltimore, Maryland, less than a mile from Fort McHenry and Federal Hill. I’m a very simple person. I love my life and am always striving to make it better for myself and my family.
I write, I draw and I still work full-time. I’ve been married fo 20 years and together we have two sons, a daughter, three beautiful granddaughters and a nine year old Maine Coon cat named Columbus.
My first novel, “Fireflies,” was published with GMTA Publishing in 2013 and my second book “Hope From the Ocean” was published in the spring of 2014. I love historical fiction. I get my history fix via movies, television and of course, books, although I like to read almost every genre.
I’m taking a fantastic voyage. Won’t you join me?

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Once Written, Twice Shy by Carey Decevito

July 31, 2014

About Once Written, Twice Shy by Carey Decevito After a bitter marriage, Paxton seeks respite from his loss. Rediscovering his writing, he never expected creating a piece worthy of reading nor for two unsuspecting paths to cross in the most unconventional of ways. Thousands of miles separated them, yet he’d never felt closer to anyone. […]

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Blood & Soul by Allen G. Bagby

July 31, 2014

I believe if writing a good book is like catching a fly with chopsticks, writing a great book is like catching a gnat with pool cues. I leave it to readers to decide about Blood & Soul.

I have no wife or dog, but I have cookies and I’m housebroken. I scribble by ear so don’t tell me my participle is dangling unless you want me to split your infinitive. I write heroic fantasy fiction. I build stories listening to the likes of Two Steps From Hell. I enjoy gritty fantasy and historical fiction without the gunpowder. I’m solidly an ambivert. I think that means I can live on the land or in water.

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The Most Uncommon Cold I: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse by Jeffrey Littorno

July 31, 2014

Jeffrey Littorno spent many years teaching English in the
United States before going abroad to teach. After living in
Kuwait, South Korea, Saipan, and Australia, Littorno returned
to the United States and set about achieving his dream of
writing novels. He now lives in Northern California with his wife
Gyeyeol and a growing number of cats. When he is not writing,
Littorno teaches prison inmates in Folsom, California.

The ghost story ‘Bloom’s Desk’ is Littorno’s first novel.
‘Soul Hostage’, a dark fantasy, is his second. His third novel
‘The Most Uncommon Cold I: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse’ is
the first part of a zombie series. ‘The Most Uncommon Cold II: Surviving
in the Time of Zombies’ is currently being edited for release.

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It All Began With…THE WART by P.A.Zimmerman

July 30, 2014

P.A Zimmerman, a former seminar trainer with a penchant for holding the attention of her audience/students has written a novella for the busy reader who loves a funny mystery and has little time to read a long winded book.
“I love to read a novel but sometimes there is just not enough time to fit one in ergo this concept to satisfy the hunger of the many other avid readers who have little time to enjoy a book came to be. The meat is all there just a little less fluff.”
It is not a short story.
Patricia is a married mother and grandmother who has worked and been friends with many gays in her chosen career in the beauty industry. The persona of the main character is a culmination of many who are dear to her.

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Thrive – Surviving in a Corporate Jungle

July 30, 2014

Mark Barnes is a new author with an extensive, versatile career in various corporate industries. His wealth of business experience has translated well into his first novel, Thrive – Surviving in a Corporate Jungle. He is passionate about technology and is a keen blogger.

Mark’s consulting background has ranged from small start-ups to global investment banks and household software companies, across various industries and continents. This extensive corporate experience has enabled Mark to produce a book that uses the jungle as an analogy for the world of business, with the creatures therein every bit as dangerous as the tropical habitat. Colleagues are transformed into animals, and business situations are illustrated in the context of ‘rules of the jungle’.

His life motto is: ‘Think differently – why not?’

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The Healer by C. J. Anaya

July 30, 2014

C. J. Anaya began writing short stories for family and friends when she was thirteen years old. This soon morphed into an extensive project every year during Christmas as a way to create a fun and inexpensive Christmas gift.

Her passion for reading and writing led her to following her own dreams of becoming a published author. She was born in Utah and raised everywhere else. She even lived a few years in Brazil, enjoying the people, the culture and learning the beautiful language of Portuguese; a language she is still fluent in to this day. As a result of her exposure to varying peoples and cultures, her interests became varied as well.

As a mother of four children she is now a singer and a songwriter, a baker and a cake decorator, a dancer and a choreographer, a girl with a degree in Criminal Justice and a first time published author of YA paranormal romance and fantasy. She is also married to the most deliciously, handsome looking Latino. As always, she has plenty to write about.

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