Here’s the set-up for Nana Malone’s Novella Reluctant Protector, just $3.99 on Kindle:
Erotic Novella: 33,000 words
She knows the day Peter finally captures her will be the day she dies. To elude her brother and save the others, she’ll have to risk her body and her heart.
For five years, Cassie Reeser has been her brother’s personal lab rat. Peter’s experiments have made her a stronger, faster, better human. And she’s not the only one – he’s been experimenting on others as well. For five years, escape has eluded her.
Until now. When she finds out he plans to sell her as a human weapon she knows it’s now or never. To make her escape she’ll sacrifice family bonds and leave behind the one person who’s ever helped her. Cassie’s learned to shrink from kindness and to never trust anyone.
She knows the day Peter finally captures her will be the day she dies. To elude her brother and save the others, she’ll have to risk her body and her heart. What she doesn’t expect is a chance at a normal life.
Seth Adams is used to sifting through lies to find the truth. As a former war correspondent he knows what evils lurk in the world. When he finds Cassie hiding out in his car trunk, her story sounds like a fantastical dream.
But, before long, he witnesses firsthand what she’s talking about when they’re attacked by a group of Peter’s soldiers. As a result, he goes through his own transformation into a super human and realizes the extent of what Cassie is running from. Cassie might not think she needs his protection, but he’ll die before he lets her brother have her back.
From the reviewers:
A Pack Howl from Kayla – Bitten by Paranormal Romance~ “This book kept me thoroughly entertained from the first page to the last. I went into it expecting a decent paranormal romance and came out of it with so much more. I can’t wait for the next parts of the series to be released so I can enjoy them just as much as the first book. ”
Four Black Hearts from Paranormal Romance Party~ “The first thing that I have to say is that this book is Very HOT!!! I didn’t have any expectations but I was very happy to have received this book to review! Its more Romantic Suspense with some PNR elements but I enjoyed it very much…I was hooked on The Reluctant Protector!”
Ms. Malone knows her way around romance and this new novella is a fantastic read. I couldn’t put it down either time I read it and I’m jonesing for more in the Protector series. – Misty Evans
A fast paced, quick read, that left me wanting more. Nana Malone is one of my new favorite authors and I will be looking for more books by this author! – Wanda
Nana’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is. Though, until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find her acting out scenes for hubby and puppy while catching up on her favorite reality television shows in sunny San Diego.
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ANNA FORTUNE is a government intelligence analyst who longs for tropical sunsets, early morning beach walks, and a man bold enough to steal her heart. SONNY CAY is a large, lumbering toilet paper salesman with a terminal disease, unpaid medical bills and the haunting memory of a girl he lost years ago. She knows the location of terrorist cells, corrupt politicians and that no man can be trusted to keep his word, wedding date or promise to love forever. He knows life is for the taking, love for the making and both end all too soon.
So when Anna is ordered to protect a presidential candidate polling in the single digits on a fund-raising junket in the Bahamas, both get a second chance at true love. He came because he loved her, because all those years ago, she’d stirred him the way no woman ever had. She was his Mt. Everest, the pinnacle of his small world. His head told him to run; his heart made him stay. Now only the gale force winds of a “Bahama Breeze” can cool the white-hot embers of old flames erupting.
From the reviewers:
“I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud while reading a book but I did with Bahama Breeze.” ~ Ann Tatlock, Christy award winning author of Promises to Keep
“I love Eddie’s humorous tone. I would SOOO read any thing he writes.” – Michelle Medlock Adams, award-winning journalist and author of 39 books.
“Eddie’s writing is both vivid and hilarious.” – Dennis E. Hensley, author of 49 books and over 3,000 articles.
Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and twang the strings of your heart. If you enjoy the Bahamas and sailing the Windex waters of the Abacos and Exumas, you’ll love Bahama Breeze.
Eddie is a North Carolina-based writer and Acquisition Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. He is a three-time winner of the Delaware Writers Conference and his Middle Grade / Tween novel, The Curse of Captain LaFoote, won the 2012 Moonbeam Award in the Pre-Teen Fiction/Fantasy category and 2011 Selah Award in Young Adult fiction. He co-writes the He Said, She Said devotions, available at ChristianDevotions.us.
Dead Man’s Hand, the first book in the Caden Chronicles mystery series, is now available from Zonderkidz. His latest adult novel, Bahama Breeze, is a humorous romantic suspense available from Amazon and Harbourlight Books. Eddie’s new devotional book, My Father’s Business, features Biblical insights and practical applications from the the lives of Jeremy Lin, Bruce Wilkerson, George S. Patton, and more.
If you have questions about the book publishing industry, the writing process or any of my books, send me an email. email@example.com.
Eddie is under contract with Zondervan / HarperCollins and is a contributing writer for:
Common Ground Christian News
Christian Devotions Ministries
Inspire A Fire
From the author:
I sailed to the Bahamas for the first time 1986. I bummed a ride on a friend’s boat and cruised the Abacos, ending up in Little Harbor where I met famed sculpture [artist] Randolph Johnston. His son Pete blew the conch shell at 4 pm and we dinghied in, sat at that old thatched-roof bar and drank “boat drinks” until the sun set. We left the Abacos a few days later but my heart remained in the Bahamas.
I still sail to the Abacos and beyond when time allows. This book is for those days when I cannot.
Bahama Breeze opens with two men trying to retrieve a jib halyard from the top of the mast in the middle of a tropical storm. Things go downhill from there. If you’ve ever owned a boat or gone cruising you can relate. If you haven’t, God bless you and enjoy the book. I certainly enjoyed writing it.
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Raya, a freelance writer and blogger, researches cold cases for true crime websites. One case in particular, the Bayou Family Slaughter case, stirs macabre memories, but are they real or imagined? Determined to uncover the truth, she heads to the small town of St. Felicity to investigate the 20-year old Bayou Family Slaughter case.
Raya gets help from Nick Simoneaux, a young St. Felicity detective who is also investigating the cold case, but is Nick hiding family secrets from Raya? Is there anyone in St. Felicity she can trust, or is a murderer still living in this quaint old town – waiting and watching?
As Raya reveals St. Felicity’s secrets, she uncovers the mysteries of her own past, leading to dangers that threaten not only her own existence, but the lives of those she loves most.
THE GRAVE BLOGGER is a fast-paced, riveting suspense thriller from an exciting new author. Donna D. Fontenot draws on her own experiences as a blogger and Louisiana Cajun to create a tense mystery filled with engaging characters in a setting that draws the reader in with its unique beauty and hidden dangers.
From the reviewers:
“The characters are engaging, the Bayou country is eerily appropriate for this sinister plot and the novel sets a cracking and accelerating pace. ” Barry Welford | 5 reviewers made a similar statement
“Make sure you set aside enough time to finish this book in one or two sittings because once you begin it, you won’t want to put it down! ” L. Bartels | 3 reviewers made a similar statement
“It’s fast pace kept me turning pages. ” Bob LaForce | 1 reviewer made a similar statement
Ms Fontenot is a highly skilled storyteller! The Grave Blogger is a cracking good yarn. – Patricia Skinner
Overall the book was a fantastic page turner that was very hard to put down. The characters were believable, yet a bit quirky at the same time, which kept the reader wanting to know more. – Nicholas Pryer
Donna D. Fontenot was born in 1959 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She grew up in a typical Cajun family and traveled the bayous and back roads of “Cajun country” extensively as a child. With a degree in English and a career in web technology and blogging, she combines all of her interests and talents in writing her mystery/thrillers.
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As God created Man in His own image, so too did Lucifer create the Ujahwek to prey upon the fleshed manifestations of his enemy.
For years Randall Montgomery swung a sledgehammer in a coal mine, as if pitting himself against a mountain would replenish a soul depleted by the Civil and Indian Wars. With the onset of black lung and middle age, he journeys west to visit an old army buddy before starting life anew. Instead of a friendly reunion, he finds a burgeoning terror last encountered in North America by early humans. A threat bent on claiming all who draw breath in the Wyoming Territories.
For ages the dark spirits of the once-feared Ujahwek have waited, ravenous and expectant … until a banished female shaman of the Blackfoot tribe is drawn to Skull Cliff in the Owl Creek Mountains. The shaman embraces the spirit of Xotaena, Ujahwek high priestess, and unleashes the means to resurrect the unholy species. Immediately they hunt their prey: humans. Xotaena selects Randall Montgomery for possession with the soul of her mate. To survive he must battle in both the physical and mental realms, or get dragged into the depths of humanity lost.
From the reviewer:
This fits comfortably in the Weird West genre with lashings of demonic possession and a hint of zombiedom. The trio of protagonists, led by a not-so-lonesome hero, fits nicely together and take the reader on a thrill ride to a desperate conclusion. It’s hedonistic reading, something to be devoured, and would not be out of place sandwiched between Howard E. Robert and Joe R. Lansdale. If you read and enjoyed the Weird West anthologies, this is something you will enjoy. – Pierre Mare
Dark Continents recently published his Weird West novella, Ujahwek. His short stories have appeared on webzines Allegory, The Absent Willow Review, and Danse Macabre. More works are in progress and in the marketing queue Upcoming release: Paranormal mystery, Ghostly Summons.
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24/7 Presidential election focus, but when Security outranks Democracy, fact may be stranger than fiction.
The Middle East is still untamed and Iran teases the nuclear button. Time to finish the game, they say, it is now or never.
Good Americans would be grateful, but they won’t ever need to know.
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FROM THE BACK COVER:
2012. War weary Americans hail the endgame in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But the old enemy, Iran, is more dangerous than ever.
So the war on terror continues, but it must be kept in the shadows now. The Presidential machines cannot allow a mistake, there is an election to be won.
Con Maknazpy is weary too, still searching for his own peace. A hero in his native New York’s famous 69th Regiment, he just wants to retreat into the shadows of the streets he knows so well.
But Maknazpy is no ordinary man, he has been anointed with destiny. It’s in his blood and in the shadows of his soul. And the ghosts of the past and the future mark out that destiny, in blood. Blood that takes him to Ireland, Rome and Istanbul before he finds his own truth in the shadows of his Yonkers childhood.
Maknazpy’s destiny is to be a savior, but can he save himself?
It’s the old story. Deadly enemies, cultures so alien that neither can tolerate the other’s very existence. The essence of ancient myth and legends, from the epic Shahnameh of Iran in the east, to the Táin of the Irish in the west. We have always created such righteous truths to validate our own worlds, so that our way is virtuous, theirs is immoral.
Maknazpy knows about the War on Terror. Nuclear Iran. Homeland Security. If he survives long enough, Maknazpy can finally decide which truth, which world, is real.
Think Jim Thompson, James M Cain, Chester Himes and Eric Ambler. Reality is warped by confusion and lies, and the hero is always the last to know.
From the reviewers:
“Red herrings abound, and false leads. The Turkish sections become very intricate, so the busy plot demands patience amidst the threats and mayhem, as in the midst of rapid movements and conversations with which I sought to keep up. Similarly, its New York scenes turn as energetically as a quickly edited sequence from a film such as ‘The Bourne Identity’.” – Review from Fionnchú, Los Angeles, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer.
“Whether it’s through this literary subtext or whether it’s through the strengths in the writing itself, Blood From A Shadow does have an indefinable quality and true originality, finding a way to delve into a particularly Irish sensibility that has deep historical and mythological roots in its connection with the United States, and it places an unusual spin on a conventional genre that at times gives it an almost otherworldly quality.” – Review from Keris Nine, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
“BLOOD FROM A SHADOW, with several distinctively drawn and interesting characters, is fast-paced with a super abundance of sub-plots, story line twists, and gritty violence to satisfy any aficionado of the genre.” — – Joseph Haschka – Glendale, CA, USA, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
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Do you believe in ghosts? Misty would’ve answered no, but that was before her father died. Now, the answer is more than she can handle.
In the aftermath of a disastrous childhood, Misty did the only thing she could. She ran far away from her abusive father. Now that he’s dead, she learns that their connection has not been severed the way she expected. It isn’t long before she realizes that death is not as final as she thought it was.
During an unfortunate mishap while trying to communicate with the dead, Misty is overwhelmed by far more than the ghost of her dad. Although she looks for help in every direction, she is all alone. That is how she is supposed to feel as death tries to pull her in, but there is someone else watching, waiting, and that someone may have answers to questions she is too afraid to ask.
In the end, only she can decide where to place her trust and how far she is willing to go to understand what is happening to her.
What would it take to make you believe?
The Haunted is the first book in the Glimmer series.
From the reviewers:
Fantastic book with a great lead character. Only bad part is that I don’t have the next book! Will definitely be looking out for the next one. – Gerry
Dusti Reynolds has written a simple mysterious, paranormal story. She doesn’t go overboard with needless descriptions of the events taking place; nor does she list every minute detail the character acts upon. (I wish other authors would do this). I revel how the author threw in some twists and turns, keeping me guessing as to which direction the story was heading. I was quite intrigued (and surprised) as to the way it ended. – Pam
Dusti Reynolds spent her early childhood in Kirbyville, Texas, and at the age of 10, moved to neighboring Jasper, where she finished school. She majored in psychology at Baylor University. Now, she lives near Houston with her husband. The Haunted is her first published book. She is currently working on the second book of the Glimmer series, Bury the Dead. For more information, please visit her website at http://www.dustireynolds.com
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