Steve George Announces New Title

Author Steve George is pleased to announce the release of his new suspense novel, Dead Blow Hammer.

Jim Mann has a peaceful life. He trades grain commodities out of his house in a western suburb of Minneapolis, but he spends most of his time helping his neighbors. Everyone on Barbosa Street thinks of him as Handy—but not every neighbor can be trusted.

Dead Blow Hammer tells the story of how one misstep—in this case, the first step on the stairway to Angie Stinson’s bedroom—drew Handy Mann into a life-or-death struggle with evil he never imagined could be so close at hand, a struggle he will need every tool in his tool box to survive.

Dead Blow Hammer was released in December 2012 and is currently available from and Amazon UK.

Sneak Peek: Angels Cried

Author Stephen L. Wilson is pleased to announce the release of Angels Cried, an anthology of short prose and poetry.

In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, authors and artists joined together, so that their expressions of emotion could be put to good use. Forty authors and artists worked together to create the anthology ‘Angels Cried’. This inspiring collection is an anthology of a variety of works donated by people from around the world who wanted to take action to help the victims and families. The collection is a message to all that through tragedy people can be united, and good things can come as a result.

All proceeds from the sales of this book go to charity.

Angels Cried was published 12/25/2012. It’s available through Smashwords,, and Barnes and Noble.

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Book Brief: The Last Israelis

The Last Israelis
by Noah Beck
Genre: Military and Psychological Thriller
Word count: 85,000

Israel’s leader falls unconscious. Iran acquires nukes. History is now up to 35 Israelis. Ethnically diverse. Ideologically divided. On a nuclear-armed submarine.

Iran threatens to destroy Israel and now has the nuclear means to do so. Israel’s “second-strike” answer to this existential threat is the Dolphin, a submarine with nuclear-tipped missiles. But its crewmembers are a microcosm of the complex Israeli society they defend, making for a suspense-filled ride to Armageddon.

There are two descendants of Holocaust survivors; two native Arabic speakers (one Christian, one Druze); the son of Persian Jews who escaped the Iranian revolution of 1979; an Ethiopian who crossed Sudan by foot as a child to reach Israel; religious Jews who serve on a mostly secular crew; the atheist son of a Soviet Refusenik; an officer who holds right-wing views and another who – against navy regulations – stealthily attends leftist rallies; and the son of Vietnamese refugees saved by Israel in 1977 who is secretly gay.

There is also the rivalry between the captain and his deputy, and a childhood tragedy that haunts a sailor whose psychological wounds could explode unexpectedly.

The pressures of submarine life, threats at sea, and an unthinkable dilemma make conflict among the crewmembers inevitable. Sometimes the boiling point is reached only in a submariner’s dream, but at other times, the situation is terrifyingly real.

The divided men must struggle with the weightiest moral questions as they debate the toughest decision of their lives.

And decide they must. Because they are the last Israelis.

This book is available from Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and the author’s website.

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