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  • ITW Author 11:13 am on June 16, 2017 Permalink  

    A BLACK SAIL wins Best Mystery in Next Generation awards 

    A_Black_SailA BLACK SAIL, book three in the Coleridge Taylor Mystery Series, won Best Mystery in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The novel is also a Finalist in the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards and received a starred review from Library Journal.

  • ITW Author 8:17 pm on June 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    WENDIGO Released 

    Algonquin legend tells of the Wendigo, an evil spirit sent to punish mankind. It can possess a person and turn them into a monstrous creature consumed by a need to eat human flesh. For John
    Bear the Wendigo was merely a scary story his grandfather used to tell him. That is, until a man is found dead in the deep northern woods of Maine, butchered like an animal and with his heart missing. And the only tracks they can find are massive footprints that couldn’t possibly be human. Now, John is sure that what is stalking the inhabitants of their remote outpost is a Wendigo, even if no one else believes it. He must stop a monster he once thought was nothing more than a tale to scare children.



  • ITW Author 7:15 pm on May 31, 2017 Permalink  

    LOCKDOWN available 6/13 

    web-feb1_LA year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe determined to overturn the school’s reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day—bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald’s bright vision…

    A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother’s history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns.

    Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal.

    Tense, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Laurie R. King’s novel charts compelling characters on a collision course—a chain of interactions that locks together hidden lives, troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart.

  • ITW Author 6:58 am on May 26, 2017 Permalink
    Tags: , Eric J. Guignard,   

    New anthology release: HORROR LIBRARY, VOLUME 6, edited by Eric J. Guignard 

    New anthology release: +HORROR LIBRARY+, VOLUME 6, edited by Eric J. Guignard!

    Shepherded by new editor Eric J. Guignard, Horror Library Volume 6 is imbued with a remarkable level of literary energy and purpose, featuring 27 brand-new horror short stories from authors such as Jeffrey Ford, Bentley Little, David Tallerman, Carole Johnstone, and John M. Floyd, amongst notable others. Whether monsters of war-ravaged winter, vengeful ghosts of the dead, murderers lurking in your shadow, or supernatural rites of diabolism, these stories were compiled to evoke emotion, share wonder, incite inspiration, and provoke more than a few grins and gasps. As always, if you’d like a snapshot of where modern literary horror fiction is headed, you’ve found the right book!


    “For +Horror Library+ Volume 6, editor Eric J. Guignard has assembled twenty-seven startlingly original stories that offer an impressive range of themes, voices, and settings, but they all deliver the authentic, frightening goods. This one will have you reaching for the lights—over and over.”
    —Lisa Morton, multiple-Bram Stoker Award-winning author and Halloween expert

    “Top-notch horror from both well-known authors and rising stars. Highly recommended!”
    —Lucy Taylor, award-winning author of horror and erotica such as The Safety of Unknown Cities and Fatal Journeys

    Horror Library continues to deliver some of the best horror fiction collections… ”


    Author: Edited by Eric J. Guignard
    Price: $15.95 for print and $7.99 for electronic
    Publisher and Imprint: Cutting Block Books, an imprint of Farolight Publishing (Winchester, VA)
    Format: Available in TRADE PAPERBACK and ELECTRONIC media
    Paperback 13-digit ISBN: 978-0996115988
    ASIN: B06XHQK8X7
    Month of publication: April, 2017



  • ITW Author 11:14 pm on May 11, 2017 Permalink  

    Storm Shelter now available for preorder! 

    Storm Shelter is now available for preorder at  A prequel to the ITW “Best 1st Novel” nominated Type & Cross, Storm Shelter explores the horrific events that turned Dr. Persephone Smith into the tequila-swilling, burned-out criminal psychologist we loved to hate. Reserve your copy now – at discount pricing!

  • ITW Author 1:09 pm on April 11, 2017 Permalink  

    Death of a Kootch Show Girl, Book Publication 

    front cover-websize-smallDeath of a Kootch Show Girl, the first novel by author Corey Recko (Murder on the White Sands and A Spy for the Union) has been published by Black Opal Books. The novel is a murder mystery about a death at a small-town carnival in 1953 and its effects on a small group of carnies and local citizens.

    It’s Halloween night 1953, the last night of the carnival in rural Ohio, and a stripper turns up dead. Tom Davis, the chief of police, orders the carnies to stay in town while he investigates, but there are no leads to Mary’s killer-no fingerprints on the murder weapon, no blood but Mary’s at the scene, no foreign hairs or fibers-no clues of any kind. Brian Stockton, a reporter for the local paper, hopes this will be his break into the big time, so he begins to investigate as well. But, alas, the killer’s identity eludes him, too. As tensions build, the carnies become paranoid, pointing fingers at each other. Could it be the owner, Bill Harris, the one who discovered the body? Or was it per-haps Gino Guglielmo, the man who runs the kootch show and has a nasty temper? Was it the eccentric clown, Otto Radowski, a man with dark secrets in his past and who just happens to have Mary’s cat? And how did the killer manage to commit such a violent act without leaving a single speck of evidence? Mary certainly wasn’t killed by a ghost…or was she?

    Corey Recko’s first book, Murder on the White Sands: The Disappearance of Albert and Henry Fountain, won the Wild West History Association’s award for the “Best Book on Wild West History” for 2007. New Mexico Magazine said of the book, “The story moves along like detective fiction . . . .” Of his second book, A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster, the Civil War News review of the book concluded, “Just about everyone will find something to like in this tale of Civil War espionage that mixes in portions of heroism, intrigue, cowardice and betrayal.” Along with books, Recko has written articles on a variety of historical topics for magazines and historical journals and has become a sought after speaker (including an appearance on C-SPAN). Death of a Kootch Show Girl, a murder mystery about a death at a small-town carnival in 1953, is Corey Recko’s first novel.

  • ITW Author 4:54 pm on April 7, 2017 Permalink
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    PoisonedTears_EbookEnter before 4/30 for a chance to win a copy of POISONED TEARS by JH Bográn

    POISONED TEARS is the latest novel from J. H. Bográn and has already garnered positive reviews and recommendations. Jon Land calls it “a splendid piece of crime noir.” Douglas Preston says it’s a first class roller-coaster ride.

    Book description:

    Retired Dallas private investigator Alan Knox dislikes New Orleans so much he won’t even drink Abita, the local beer. It all goes back to the day his knee and his promising pro football career were wrecked in a Superdome game with the Saints. But when his estranged son calls and asks for help finding a missing fiance, the guilt-ridden Texan heads for the Big Easy where he soon finds himself in trouble up to the tops of his snakeskin boots. What starts off as a missing person case turns into a hunt for a serial killer who uses exotic poisonous animals to dispatch his victims. Painfully aware he can’t go it alone, Knox joins forces with an over-the-hill journalist and an unfriendly police detective as he navigates the dark streets and seedy bars in search of his prey.

  • ITW Author 9:37 pm on March 22, 2017 Permalink  

    Alternative History Noir Mystery 

    Martin Roy Hill’s alternative history noir mystery, “The Thirty-Fourth Man,” was published in the March issue of ALT HIST: The Journal of Historical Fiction and Alternative History. In an alternate history, Hitler won WWII. Ex-cop and former OSS spy Paul Klee is forced to work with the occupying Nazi SS. His latest assignment: Find the “Thirty-Fourth Man,” a double agent who betrayed thirty-three German spies at the beginning of the war. Klee’s Hobson’s choice: Find the missing man and turn him over to the SS, or take his place in front of a firing squad. Inspired by a true story.

  • ITW Author 12:21 am on March 13, 2017 Permalink  

    New Collection of Essays on Sherlock Holmes and Victorian England 

    LieseSherwoodFabrePhD_SherlockHolmesVol1_eCover_200 (1)Liese Sherwood-Fabre has now released a collection of essays on “The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes.” The first twenty-four essays originally published in Sherlockian newsletters on aspects of Victorian England have been gathered into one volume. These short essays provide modern-day insights into the nineteenth century world. Untangle the complexities of inheritance, the significance of “Dr.” in front of “Watson,” the importance of segregating the queen bee, and the dispute over the delivery of letters addressed to 221B Baker Street.

    Available in paperback and ebook from all major outlets.

    More information is available at

  • ITW Author 7:15 pm on March 2, 2017 Permalink
    Tags: ChristFic, Christian Fiction, crazy4fiction, Deep Extraction, DEEP EXTRACTION by DiAnn Mills receives Top-Pick status, DeepExtractionNovel, DiAnn Mills, FBI Crime Solving Novel, ,   

    DEEP EXTRACTION by DiAnn Mills receives Top-Pick status 

    RT Book Reviews gives 4.5 stars – Top-Pick status for DiAnn Mills’ upcoming April, 2017 release, DEEP EXTRACTION

    “Few characters in Mills’ latest novel are who they appear to be at first glance, not even the good guys. Combined with intense action and stunning twists, this search for the truth keeps readers on the edges of their favorite reading chairs.” – RT Book Reviews

    Tweetable – DEEP Extraction by DiAnn Mills receives Top-Pick status – via @DiAnnMills #DeepExtractionNovel #ChristFic (Click to Tweet)


    A pacemaker should have saved oil and gas magnate Nathan Moore’s life. Instead, it provided his killer with a perfect means of execution. Special Agent Tori Templeton teams up with US Marshall Cole Jeffers to investigate Nathan’s murder and whether it’s connected to a recent bombing at one of Nathan’s oil rigs. The closer they get to finding the killer, and to each other, the more intent someone is in silencing them for good.

    Deep Extraction is recommended for fans of the following:

    • Romantic Suspense
    • Christian Fiction
    • FBI Crime Solving Novel
  • ITW Author 12:22 am on February 13, 2017 Permalink
    Tags: , Middle East, ,,   

    The Kurdish Connection is now available in paperback and Ebook through Amazon and Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC. It will also be available through Barnes and Noble shortly.


    “You must swear by Allah never to say a word of what I’m going to tell you. This is the most important secret. Ever!”

    In their daily struggle for survival, Iraqi Kurdish scavengers uncover a cache of chemical weapons. They offer the weapons to Kurdish rebels in Turkey and Syria to assist in their quest to free an imprisoned leader and create a unified homeland. After receiving a tip from an unlikely source, the newly formed Special Operations Bedlam team is called to arms. Can the team recover the weapons before it’s too late?

  • ITW Author 11:38 am on February 12, 2017 Permalink
    Tags: Atone for the Ivory Cloud, cloud, cloud computing, cyber culture, cyber security, Cyber thrillers, Dark Web, electronic music, elephants at waterhole,,, internet cloud, Ivory trafficking, National Geographic, Prince William, Stop ivory trafficking, Stop the ivory trade   

    Atone for the Ivory: Eco/cyberthriller coming in March 

    Atone for the Ivory Cloud

    Coming in March to amazon, an environmental cyber thriller from Geoffrey Wells.

    A brilliant composer and coder goes undercover to trap a cybercrime syndicate that has hijacked her website—to traffic blood ivory. She must survive impossible physical, virtual and cultural obstacles and choose between the opposing forces of privacy and responsibility.

    Allison is stunned when the CIA leaves her no option but to go undercover to surreptitiously modify the code she wrote to protect her symphony. She is deployed from New York with a savvy street vendor to Tanzania, where he is from—and where the cybercrime trail goes dead. Their guarded love affair is sidelined when they are abducted by a trafficker who poaches elephants on a massive scale. To avoid betraying each other they abandon their CIA handlers and return to New York City. Allison must find a way to bring down the syndicate knowing that she might have to sacrifice her symphony, her loved ones and her privacy—for a greater good.

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  • ITW Author 7:27 pm on February 5, 2017 Permalink
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    Natalie’s Dilemma, a Frank Renzi crime thriller 

    Natalie’s Dilemma, book 7 in the Frank Renzi crime thriller series by Susan Fleet debuts in trade paperback and ebook on February 8, 2017. Published by Music & Mayhem Press, this contemporary thriller features a woman caught in the middle of a diamond heist, Mafia murders, and a kidnapping.

  • ITW Author 4:38 pm on February 5, 2017 Permalink  

    “The Veteran” published by Mystery Weekly 

    Martin Roy Hill’s suspense short story, The Veteran, was published in the February issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine. As a serial killer stalks the streets murdering vagrants, homeless Vietnam vet Crags decides to face life or death the way he did in the jungle – alone.

  • ITW Author 9:30 pm on January 19, 2017 Permalink  

    ITW Author signs four book deal with German publisher 

    Author Rachel Amphlett has today signed a four book deal with publisher, Luzifer Verlag. The deal secures the worldwide German rights to Rachel’s Dan Taylor espionage series, already popular with readers for a number of years in the English language.

  • ITW Author 1:37 pm on January 16, 2017 Permalink  

    The Body in the Ice launches April 20 

    The Body in the Ice, the second book in the Hardcastle and Chaytor mystery series by A.J. MacKenzie, launches in hardback and e-book on 20 April 2017, published by Bonnier Zaffre. Gripping, atmospheric historical mystery set on Romney Marsh in Kent during the French Revolution.

  • ITW Author 9:34 pm on December 25, 2016 Permalink  

    Soldiers Gone 

    Martin Roy Hill’s military sci-fi thriller story, “Soldiers Gone,” was published in the December issue of Nebula Rift. In the not to distant future, military technology such as drone aircraft and other autonomous weapons has sanitized warfare. Maybe too much so.

  • ITW Author 6:45 pm on December 14, 2016 Permalink  


    I am pleased to announce that THE DEVICE TRIAL was selected as a Finalist in the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards.

    Also, I was honored to receive a rating of Five Stars from the Manhattan Book Review.

    The review can be found at:

    As an author, I am never sure if my book tells an interesting, coherent story that someone may actually find entertaining. And that is the reason I write—to hopefully provide the reader with a compelling, and sometimes humorous, story that will serve as a break from the everyday routine of work and stress. The recognition above gives me some confidence that I am accomplishing my purpose and motivates me to work harder on my third novel (I was stalled after the first five chapters). Thanks for reading this Post.     Tom Breen


  • ITW Author 9:07 pm on December 9, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: , , announcement, BEN Books, Bobby Nash, coming soon, Dennis Calero, drama, , Gary Phillips, New Pulp, , , press release, pulp, Snow, Snow Falls, Snow Storm, ,   



    Art: Dennis Calero


    I am so happy to post this news. Abraham Snow is back! Read on!


    “Sometimes half an inch is all that stands between life and death.”

    ben-books-logo-scratched-metal-lt-red-smBEN Books is pleased to announce that it has acquired the rights to award-winning author Bobby Nash’s crime/adventure series, SNOW. SNOW follows the novella-length ebook adventures of former government agent turned do-gooder, Abraham Snow. The first story, SNOW FALLS will be re-released January, 2017. New adventures begin in 2017 with the eagerly anticipated SNOW STORM in February, followed by even more adventures in ebook and print collections throughout 2017 and beyond.

    bobby-nash“I am extremely excited to re-launch the SNOW series in 2017,” says Nash of his creation. “The cast of characters in SNOW FALLS has become quite dear to me and readers since the original release. The question I get asked most often is, ‘when’s the next Snow coming out?’ Now, we finally have an answer.”

    SNOW FALLS was originally released in March 2014 by Jeffrey Weber’s The Stark Raving Group and featured a beautiful cover is illustrated by Dennis Calero with the title and author treatment handled by Bob Wynne, and edits by Gary Phillips. “I am extremely grateful to Jeff and the crew at Stark Raving for launching Abraham Snow’s adventures and introducing audiences to Snow Falls,” says Nash of the series’ origin. “Snow was created for that market originally. Without them, we might not be making this announcement today. Thank you for getting this Snow Ball rolling.”

    Artist Dennis Calero’s cover art for Snow Falls will continue to grace the covers to the series. Learn more about Dennis Calero and his work at

    You can learn more about the SNOW series here.

    You can learn more about author Bobby Nash here.

    SNOW FALLS new cover.

    SNOW FALLS new cover.

    About SNOW FALLS:
    After a near fatal encounter while deep undercover in South America, Abraham Snow retires from his work as a government operative, moving in with his grandfather during his recuperation. Once there, however, Abraham realizes that his grandfather has an ulterior motive: He wants Abraham to join the family business, Snow Security Consulting.

    Abraham, however, soon learns that working with his family can be just as treacherous as deep cover work – especially when caught in the crossfire between his father and grandfather. But when an assassination plot against a visiting dignitary puts the entire family at risk, Abraham must use all of his talents and contacts to keep them safe.
    SNOW FALLS is the first book in the continuing adventures of Abraham Snow.

    SNOW STORM cover.

    SNOW STORM cover.

    About SNOW STORM:
    Snow’s former partner, Brooks, also a retired operative now working as a p.i., arrives in Atlanta with a problem. His latest case has gotten him into some trouble with some bad people and needs Snow’s help to get out of it before two rival families start a shooting war.

    SNOW FALLS is an adrenaline-filled adventure thriller from award-winning author Bobby Nash and the first in a series of action-packed adventures featuring Abraham Snow and friends. Abraham Snow will return in SNOW STORM.

    You can learn more about the SNOW series here.

    You can learn more about author Bobby Nash here.

  • ITW Author 8:52 pm on December 5, 2016 Permalink  

    Winner of the Best Indie Book Award for 2016 

    Pleased to announce David DeLee’s 4th novel in the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series has been named the 2016 Best Indie Book Award for Mystery/Suspense/ Thriller. So excited!

    mysteryad-1-514x600Available in e-book and print everywhere fine books are sold.

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