John Barlow Announces New Release

ISLANDERS by John BarlowAuthor John Barlow is pleased to announce the release of his new young adult action-adventure novel: ISLANDERS.

ISLANDERS is a full-length novel for mid-graders and young adults. Set in a post-war dystopia, it follows thirteen-year-old Ben Brewer as he goes in search of his dad.

Thirteen years ago the Mainland was torn apart by war and contaminated by biological weapons. Ben’s parents–leaders of the Resistance–moved all their friends and comrades to the safety of an island. Then his dad went back, never to return.

When news arrives that Ben’s dad might not be dead, Ben sets out on a journey through a mutant-infested industrial wasteland to find him.

“5/5 Stars. I spent all day reading this book and didn’t get bored once! It is full of adventure and gets crazy at the end!” – Courtney Bauman at BaumanBookReviews

Islanders was released on November 16th, 2012 by Storm Books and is available through, Amazon UK and Smashwords. 

Richard Houston Announces New Release

Author Richard Houston is pleased to announce the release of his new mystery novel: A View to Die For.

Outsourced software engineer Jacob Martin is trying to make the best of a divorce and mid-life crisis when he gets a call at two o’clock Sunday morning from his mother. His sister has been arrested for murder, and his father is near death. Thus begins an adventure that takes Jake and his golden retriever from their Colorado retreat to a backwater town in the Missouri Ozarks where he gets on the wrong side of a sheriff deputy. Then, just as Jake is ready to go back home, his sister drops a bombshell with a story only Louis L’Amour could write.

A View to Die For was released on October 8, 2012 and is available through and Amazon UK. 

Carolyn Steele Announces New Release

Author Carolyn Steele is pleased to announce the release of her new travelogue: Trucking in English.

Almost Ice Road Truckers, except for the tulip bulbs…this is the tale of what happens when a middle-aged mum from England decides to actually drive 18-wheelers across North America instead of just dreaming about it. From early training (when it becomes apparent that negotiating 18 wheels and 13 gears involves slightly more than just learning how to climb in) this rookie overcomes self-doubt, infuriating companions and inconsiderate weather to become a real trucker. Nothing goes well, but that’s why there’s a book.

Trucking in English was released on November 18, 2012 and is available through, Amazon UK, and Smashwords. 

Melissa Pearl Announces New Release

Author Melissa Pearl is pleased to announce the release of her new young adult paranormal novel: BETWIXT.

Beautiful, wild-child Nicole Tepper is hit by a car and left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself in bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well.

Things take a turn for the weird when Nicole soon discovers she is actually hovering between life and death. Her body is lying in the forest while her spirit is searching for anyone who can hear her. Unfortunately the only person who can is Dale Finnigan, the guy she publicly humiliated with a sharp-tongued insult that has left him branded.

Desperate, Nicole has no choice but to haunt Dale and convince the freaked-out senior to help her. Will he find her body before it’s too late? Or will the guy who tried to kill her with his car beat him there and finish her off before anyone finds out?

BETWIXT was released on November 3, 2012 and is available through, Amazon UK, Barnes and Nobleand Smashwords.