Saturday Book Showcase: Searching for Hope

Searching For Hope book cover (web)Searching for Hope
by Michael Joseph
4.2 star average on 17 reviews
201 pages

On a bitter January night, private detective Sam Carlisle steps out of a nightclub and stumbles across a severely wounded man prostrate on the freezing ground. Despite Sam’s efforts to save him, the stranger dies in his arms, uttering three small words before taking his final breath.

Help. Me. Find.

In the days that follow, the tragic encounter plays increasingly on Sam’s mind. Who was the victim? What was he trying to find? With the police investigation drawing a total blank, Sam searches for the truth himself, determined to carry out the dead man’s cryptic final request. However, following in the footsteps of a murdered man brings plenty of danger of its own.

Searching For Hope is the latest mystery featuring former undercover cop Sam Carlisle as he finds himself drawn into a perilous world of unscrupulous characters, dark secrets and a family torn apart by tragedy and betrayal.

Searching for Hope is available from and Amazon UK.

Exclusive excerpt from Searching for Hope by Michael Joseph

Continue reading “Saturday Book Showcase: Searching for Hope”

Flash Fiction Challenge: Mind Games

aricebo 1999 flash fiction prompt
Aricebo photograph copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Kyra rolled her eyes. “Okay, that is a radio telescope, and a very old one. Do you know how crazy you sound?”

Hawk continued looking through the binoculars. “That is what they want you to think it is. Are you familiar with the theory of alpha wave manipulation?”

Kyra sighed in exasperation. “Yes, it’s a long-discredited theory of mind control using microwave transmission.”

“It was discredited by the people who wanted to build it. Look through these.” He handed the binoculars to Kyra.

She gasped as she saw a spectrum of colorful waveforms emanating from what she’d thought was a defunct radio telescope. “Oh my lord! But who? Why?”

He took the binoculars back and said, “That’s what we’re going to find out.”

Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and the written prompt above. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. No political or religious entries, please.

On Tuesday night, judges will select the strongest entries, and on Wednesday afternoon, we will open voting to the public with an online poll so they may choose the winner. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday afternoon, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Then, at year end, the winners will be featured in an anthology like this one. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted. See HERE for additional information and terms. Please note the rule changes for 2015.

GreenPrints Magazine is Accepting Submissions

GreenPrints Magazine open submissionsGreenPrints Magazine is looking for personal gardening stories: expressive, thoughtful, humorous, angry, contrite, flippant, searching, witty, observant, sad, inviting, etc. They focus on the human, not how-to side of gardening. Stories should be no more than 2000 words.

Prizes: up to $150 per article & publication

Entry fee: FREE

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, please visit their website.

Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers. We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition. Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering.