Sneak Peek: Quintspinner

Today we have a sneak peek from Quintspinner: A Pirate’s Quest, the award-winning historical fiction book by Dianne Greenlay.

In the year 1717, Tess Willoughby’s privileged life is shattered when she is forced to accept a mysterious Spinner ring from a dying stranger. Worse yet, she finds herself forced onto a merchant ship bound for the pirate-infested West Indies and betrothed to the stranger’s murderer – a man who desperately covets the ring’s supposed power. When her fiancé double-crosses her during a pirate attack, Tess must learn to use the strange Spinner ring, but will she also learn to play the game of double-cross in time enough to save herself? For if she fails at either, the stakes are unbearably high.

Quintspinner: A Pirate’s Quest is available through, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon UK.

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Video Trailer: How Not to Murder Your Grumpy

Do you live with a grumpy old man? Does he chunter about pot holes, the failing economy and the weather all day, then zap through all the television channels at night, never pausing long enough to watch anything? Is your chap wrestling with the idea of retirement?

Save your sanity and probably your Grumpy’s life

Transform your grump into a more content human being. No magic, no tricks, just 700 suggestions and amusing ways to cajole your GOM into a new activity or, indeed, to keep you chuckling.

Remember: a Grumpy is for life, not just for Christmas.

How Not to Murder Your Grumpy by award-winning author Carol E Wyer is available through  and Amazon UK.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on June 29, 2013 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Book Brief: Fat Assassins

Fat Assassins
by Marita Fowler
Genre: Humor
Word Count: 85,000

Southern style sweet-potatoes Shasta and Ulyssa have stuck together through thick and thin since their escape from third grade fat camp. But on one dark day, they both find themselves unemployed. Shasta quits after being tased for an impromptu tirade over the Wal-Mart intercom and Ulyssa is shocked speechless when the boss’s wife falsely accuses her of being the other woman and demands her termination.

A hazardous job hunt sees them turn down egg harvesting, drug dealing and phone sex before they settle for an exterminator job.

Confusing mafia lingo leaves the girls thinking they’re being interviewed to cope with a rodent infestation. Confident that they can handle the job, they oversell their skills and demand half payment up front to seal the deal. Skeptical at first, the mob boss decides to hire this unlikely pair when he mistakes their attitude for professional stoicism.

The girls are shocked when presented with a target profile and an envelope full of cash. They want out, but it’s too late. The mob doesn’t allow do-overs. And certainly not when they’re whacking one of their own.

Shasta and Ulyssa leave a wake of destruction as they experiment with different assassination methods. But the clock is ticking and when the body count is still zero after multiple attempts, the boss decides to bring in additional assassins to finish the job and tie up loose ends.

And the girls just happen to be one of those loose ends.

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New Indie Releases

You’ve been waiting to learn about the new indie author releases, haven’t you? Well, wait no more. Here are five new books which recently went into publication. So, pour yourself a cuppa and acquaint yourself with these new releases.

Daughters of Suralia by Christie Meierz

For Marianne Woolsey, living with the leader of the nearly-human Tolari turns out to be a bed of roses – complete with thorns.

Daughters of Suralia is available through, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon UK.


Vanished (The Lost Children of Managrail 2) by Aron Joice

The tales of The Lost Children continue while old allies, and new face another monumental task to right the world.

Vanished is available through and Amazon UK.



Mill Park Mystery – Nebraska to Nuremberg by RG Bud Phelps

Little did Reg Philso & George Cornelli realize that a murder & a package found in a cave at Mill Park would lead them across the Atlantic.

Mill Park Mystery is available at and Amazon UK.


The Rebel Within  by Lance Erlick

World without men. Girl must choose between joining military unit that took her parents or being torn from beloved sister and adoptive mom..

The Rebel Within is available at, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon UK.


Hardcore Leadership: 11 Master Lessons from My Airborne Ranger Uncle’s “Final Jump” by Deborah L. Parker

Building on her late favorite uncle’s service to country, family, and community, Deborah provides lessons for leaders to forge ahead.

Hardcore Leadership is available at and Amazon UK.