Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Cozy Corner's new Additions

A cozy little corner where readers can browse and authors are encouraged to submit their books.   If you are a reader, feel free to look around, find a cozy chair to relax and read.  You don't need a Kindle to download books.  At the bottom of the page is a link to download apps to a device of your choice.  And if you would like to make a recommendation,  click on the link above and fill out the form.  If you are a writer and would like your book added to the list, email me at with a request*.  Or just fill out the form at the bottom of the page. (For "Organization" enter page where you want your content entered)  Please enter "list my book" in the subject line.  A small snippet/description of 300 words or less can also be added to the link and book cover. 

The Trouble With Thieves .99 cents Kindle US
Barnes & NobleSmashwords, Amazon and Amazon UK
by  Maurice X. Alvarez & Ande Li
Read an interview on the Chair to Chair page

Kormèr Lezàl is a young man living a double life on his planet Elmar. Privileged by birth, he seeks to correct the injustices of his feudal world by becoming a specialist in "wealth redistribution."   One day he finds a most wondrous, miraculous device, which can open a portal to any place and any time in the universe he can imagine, and far beyond.  During a moment of romantic indiscretion, Kormèr is forced to flee through the device.  Thus begins a journey unlike any he's had before.

Jeransy is a thorny English rose seeking escape from her dystopian, oppressive world, and when she finds her means, she intends to never go back.  

Anndrew is a bored teenager seeking excitement in modern-day America , which she finds in the form of an alien who promises her the trip of a lifetime.

Cecil is brilliant, driven and alone. Picked on by bullies and misunderstood by his family, he is willing to risk everything to prove himself. When fate deals him the opportunity to seize power beyond his wildest dreams, he decides that nothing will keep him from his chance at greatness. When he learns that Kormèr Lezàl is on his trail and intends to take him back to Earth... well, he's not going without a fight.

To Conquer the Heart of a King .99 cents Kindle Edition
by J. S. Laurenz a member of  Romance Divas, RWA
Fiction/Historical Romance

I’m scheduled to appear on New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth show to talk about my experiences going digital. I have a tentative date of March 16th: "

A woman who knows the future but not her own past. The son of a king who must fight for his crown. They will come together to get what they each desire. Their pact will turn to passion…but will they realize it before intrigue tears them apart?

Before Lukas of Falkenberg returns to the Black Forest to take the throne from his dying father, he pays a visit to the nameless and sightless Seer at the Cloister of Mariendorf. He takes her captive to use her intuition to establish his reign. She willingly trades the punishing confines of the cloister for a palace prison in the hope of gaining her ultimate freedom. Although blind, she can see what the future king cannot—the needs of his subjects. She will win them over, but can she conquer the heart of a king before his half-brother Magnus separates them in a plot even she cannot foresee?

The Fashion Police (An Amber Fox Murder Mystery) $3.99 Kindle Edition
by Sibel Hodge

Read an interview with Sibel Hodge on the Chair to Chair Page
Amber Fox has been making too many mistakes lately and something's got to give... 

For starters, Amber accidentally shoots Chief Inspector Janice Skipper and gets thrown off the police force. The only one who knows the truth about the incident is Amber, but no one will believe her.

After accepting a job as an insurance investigator from her ex-fiancé, Brad Beckett, it turns out that Brad thinks they've still got unfinished business and the job description includes sexual favours that come with a price.

When fashion designer, Umberto Fandango, goes missing, Amber becomes embroiled in a complicated case. But Amber's arch-enemy, Chief Inspector Skipper, is also investigating his disappearance, and it's a race against time for Amber to solve the mystery before Skipper does and get her old job back. And just when Amber thinks things can't get any worse, she's being stalked by some crazy mobsters.

Who is Umberto Fandango? Is he dead? And can Amber stay one step ahead and stay alive?

My Perfect Wedding (Romantic Comedy) $3.99 Kindle Edition
by Sibel Hodge
Romantic Comedy/Chicklit

Helen Grey is finally getting everything she wants. She's about to have the perfect dream wedding and begin an exciting new life abroad on the sunny Mediterranean island of Cyprus. But living the dream isn't all it's cracked up to be.

After a mix-up at the airport, Helen finds herself drawn into the midst of an elaborate plot to steal an ancient statue and assassinate a local businessman. And as if that wasn't bad enough, her wedding dress is AWOL, the statue seems to be cursed, and Helen is wanted by the police.

With the big day rapidly approaching, a roller-coaster of mishaps, misunderstandings, and disasters threatens to turn the newlyweds into nearlyweds.

Can Helen prevent an assassination, save the statue, and have the perfect wedding? Or will the day to remember turn into one she'd rather forget?

Fourteen Days Later (Romantic Comedy) $3.99 Kindle Edition
Fourteen Days Later (Romantic Comedy) $13.99 paperback
by Sibel Hodge
Romantic Comedy/Chicklit

When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend’s best work trousers, it’s time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought that it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse. Helen’s life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a fourteen-day, life-changing challenge.

Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe’s brother, Kalem.

How will Kalem and Helen get together when she’s too foolish to realize that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem’s Turkish Cypriot family react when they find out?

Is it really possible to change your life in fourteen days?

A Mobster's Guide to Cranberry Sauce $1.50 Kindle Edition
by Beth Mathison
Fiction/Humor/Short Stories/Mysteries & Thrillers
See Author Interview on the Chair to Chair Page

Charlie and Harry know it's their job to take care of the "family." So when Jeremy shows up for Thanksgiving dinner and starts acting suspiciously, the two mobsters figure they'd better make sure nobody's gonna get whacked. This short story appears in the Thanksgiving mystery anthology THE KILLER WORE CRANBERRY.

A Mobster's Recipe for Cupcakes: A Valentine's Day Story  $1.50 Kindle Edition

by Beth Mathison
Fiction/Humor/Short Stories/Mysteries & Thrillers

Jeremy, Harry and Charlie, fresh from their adventures in A MOBSTER'S GUIDE TO CRANBERRY SAUCE, are back and in more trouble than ever.

After the Thanksgiving disaster in their previous outing, Jeremy is determined to leave the cranberries (and the "family business") behind and open a successful cupcake shop. When Harry and Charlie show up during his efforts to get ready for Valentine's Day with another crime gone horribly wrong, Jeremy soon realizes that even when you want out of the family's problems, it's rarely that easy.

A comic crime caper from our Fingerprints short story line.

A Mobster's Toast to St. Patrick's Day $1.50 Kindle Edition
by Beth Mathison
Fiction/Humor/Short Stories/Mysteries & Thrillers

For Jeremy, trying to be live a life outside of the "family business" isn't easy. First, there was the Thanksgiving dinner disaster of A MOBSTER'S GUIDE TO CRANBERRY SAUCE, followed by the Valentine's Day nightmare of A MOBSTER'S RECIPE FOR CUPCAKES. By now, you'd think he'd find somewhere to lay low when a holiday rolls around.

Unfortunately for Jeremy, it appears St. Patrick's Day is going to be another trouble-filled holiday. His girlfriend Carla may be leaving him, his cupcake business is in danger of shutting down and his attempt to drown his troubles in green beer is being interrupted by Harry and Charlie, two of the most inept members of his family's employees.

When the bartender's cousin shows up with "family business" of his own, Jeremy's pretty sure he's gotten himself in the middle of a situation that no four-leaf clover is going to fix. Can Jeremy survive another holiday, get his girl back and not be driven insane by Harry and Charlie?

This is the third in Beth Mathison's MOBSTER humorous, short story crime series.

Vestal Virgin $2.99 Kindle Edition     Nook 
$13.95 (trade paperback)

by Suzanne Tyrpak , Blake Crouch
Historical Fiction/Thriller/Suspense

Vestal Virgin--suspense in ancient Rome
Elissa Rubria Honoria is a Vestal Virgin--priestess of the sacred flame, a visionary, and one of the most powerful women in Rome. Vestals are sacrosanct, sworn to chastity on penalty of death, but the emperor, Nero, holds himself above the law. He pursues Elissa, engaging her in a deadly game of wits and sexuality. Or is Elissa really the pursuer? She stumbles on dark secrets. No longer trusting Roman gods, she follows a new god, Jesus of Nazareth, jeopardizing her life and the future of The Roman Empire.
Also by Suzanne Tyrpak:  Dating My Vibrator (and other true fiction) .99 cents – or buy it on Nook -- a collection of 9 short stories all based (unfortunately) on my own experience: dating, divorce, desperation—all that good stuff. Joe Konrath says, “Pure Comedic Brilliance.”
Here’s a link to my blog, “Who’s Imagining All This?”

Farr Point .99 cents Kindle Edition
by Sam Havens
Contemporary Fiction/Coming of Age

The smell of oil is in the air, and so is murder, when eighteen-year-old Eddie Tipton arrives in a small Texas town with his widowed mother in 1950. Eddie and his teacher mother take rooms in the home of Texas oil widow, Faye Ruth Collier, leading to a surprising relationship between Eddie and Faye Ruth. Eddie spends time with handyman, Ned Cotton and soon learns that Mrs. Collier's late husband was murdered a few years earlier. Ned Cotton warns Eddie to stay away from Faye Ruth and to ignore the murder of Lawrence Collier. Eddie, of course, cannot resist.

Making his way in a new school, dodging the stigma of being the schoolteacher's son, succumbing to the lure of his middle-aged landlady, Eddie is embroiled in dangerous adventures on all fronts. And then, Eddie suffers a devastating loss that spurs him to ratchet up his quest for answers and leads to a near-fatal showdown.

Apolo Drakuvich .99 cents Kindle Edition
by G.W. Jefferies 
Fiction/Mysteries & Thrillers/Psychological Thrillers

“You do know why you're here, right? Sir, you're here
because you’re a deviant to society” the pig spoke.

Apolo Drakuvich is a story full of weird and tragic events. Parasitic journalism runs wild and the media is not out to set things straight. A Judge steals millions from citizens and a former sheriff has no problem feeding fellow drug lords to the pigs when the deal goes bad. Personal gain is the name of the game.

Tag along on a trip into madness with Apolo Drakuvich. Flashbacks of horrendous times still haunt Apolo, a small time criminal trying to make it in life. Puzzled by the world around him, Drakuvich goes on a journey to seek peace of mind but not everything goes to plan. How far will Apolo go to get justice in a corrupt system?

Find your composure, don’t lose your mind.

Spotted Flower and the Ponokomita .99 cents Kindle Edition
by Kae Cheatham
"Print book has been popular for 25+ years. Just went Kindle this year."
Children's Books/Historical Fiction/Girls & Women

This middle-school chapter book takes place in the early 18th century, the time when American Indians of the Northern Plains got their first look at a horse (ponokomita). Accurate research tells about a lifestyle that existed thousands of years before the horse arrived to the area, and enhances the lively adventure of a young girl who comes across a horse and takes it back to her people.

Searching for Meredith Love .99 cents Kindle Edition
by Julie Christensen
Contemporary Fiction/Literary Fiction

Meredith Love thought her life was just fine. Fresh out of graduate school, she had a shiny new job in the medical office where she used to be a secretary. Sure, she didn’t really like all her co-workers, and yes, her bosses still asked her to drop everything to send a fax. And, okay, she had an irritatingly successful best friend who was always telling Meredith that her life sucked. But Meredith was content with her quiet life in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Then Ben Abel, second-year medical resident, appears on the scene, and Meredith realizes that what happiness could be. Suddenly, her life looks as bad as her best friend always said and it's getting worse by the minute. Now Meredith, who's never been much of a superhero type, is going to have to learn how to fight for the life she wants instead of the life she's got. And even if she succeeds, a secret from her past could ruin everything.

Wings of Evil .99 cents Kindle Edition
J R Tomlin , C R Daems
Science Fiction & Fantasy/Teens/Adventures & Thrillers

All her life, Liada believed the First Ones were dangerous and to be feared. That was what the Priests had taught her. They lied.

Liada learns the truth after befriending Tali, a injured and helpless creature who is also a First One. Unfortunately, the Priests will stop at nothing to keep their secrets, including eliminating Liada. Her only chance is to flee into an neighboring empire while hunted by the Priests’ winged Quag—killers of the First Ones.

Help comes in the form of a mysterious ally.But can she trust him or could he be more dangerous than all of her enemies combined?

Godonism .99 cents Kindle Edition
Godonism $10.81 Paperback
by Theo Von Cezar
Religion & Spirituality/Science Fiction & Fantasy

The dystopian novel 'Godonism' is set in the year 159, Nebula Era - a future of dark and most volatile times - a time when people have to pawn their minds and other 'assets' in order to survive; and, at the peak of decadence, the falling of the ever lasting gold unexpectedly comes.
The two eighteen-year-old, Ahma and Jovian, have no other choice but to start selling tickets for Hereafter.
The novel 'Godonism' enters territory which has never been explored before. It is the book that brought atheism in fiction.

Regret $1.99 Kindle Edition
by Dan Dawkins
Jason Collins Photographer
Fiction/Mysteries & Thrillers/Suspense/Crime Drama

Dan blamed himself for his wife's untimely death... at first, that is.

Dan, a newly published bestselling author has just begun to taste the good life: Money in the bank, house in a quiet neighborhood, beautiful wife. His monster of a fictional character--a wealthy, handsome, womanizing murderer--is the catalyst for Dan's good fortune, intriguing millions of readers. But when Dan sleeps with his agent on a business trip, and then confesses the whole thing to his wife in near tears, he sets off a chain of events that cause him to lose his wife and his grip on everything, including reality.

Fleeing his hometown in an attempt to outrun tormenting memories, Dan lands himself in a nearly forgotten small town in Oklahoma, taking up indefinite refuge in a Bed and Breakfast. While here, Dan's demons begin to prey on his mental instability, and the character that he's thrilled his readers with begins to come off the page and out into the flesh, sending shockwaves through the otherwise peaceful town, and giving Dan some interesting and horrific ideas on how to cope with his pain.

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FM For Murder (Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mystery) .99 cents Kindle
FM For Murder $11.21 Paperback
by Patricia Rockwell
The second in the Pamela Barnes acoustic mystery series
Fiction/Mysteries & Thrillers/Women Sleuths

Who shot the disk jockey while he was on air? No one saw the killer, but many heard the murder on the radio. Local police are mystified and ask Psychology professor and acoustics expert Pamela Barnes to assist them in investigating the crime. Can she determine who shot the deejay just by listening to the radio station’s audio recording of the killing? And how does this crime connect to the impending death of a wealthy carpet manufacturer hundreds of miles away? And the driven behavior of his conscientious son who hides a very important secret? Unknown to Pamela, another thread of this strange mystery is about to unravel. Will she be able to solve it before another victim is claimed? In FM FOR MURDER, the second in Patricia Rockwell's acoustic mystery series, we follow feisty amateur sleuth Pamela Barnes who doesn’t let academic duties prevent her from fighting crime. And Pamela fights crime with the tools she knows best—sound waves.

THE DEMON IS IN THE DETAILS (The Immortal Protector Series)
.99 cents Kindle Edition
by Harris Channing
Fiction/Romantic Suspense/Romance

Stella Campbell has come back to Silverton, Georgia to bury her wicked witch of an aunt. But is she strong enough to endure what's to come?
Zane Weathers has been around a long time, like, two thousand years. But he's never met anyone who touches his warrior soul, like Stella.

Together they must face not only personal obstacles, but obstacles straight from hell!

Live Again .99 cents Kindle Edition
by L. R. Giles
Fiction/Horror/Dark Fantasy
Download novels by L. R. Giles to your Kindle or Nook

An interview with L.R. Giles is on the Chair to Chair page
After a failed suicide attempt, widower Keith Lansing is finally getting his life back on track thanks to Live Again, a support group of men who have suffered losses similar to his own. But when the tragedy of the group’s newest member flattens them all, Keith finds himself back on a downward spiral.

Until he meets Simas.

This stranger offers Keith the opportunity of a lifetime--a way to call misdeal on the hand fate so cruelly dealt him--in the form of a simple question.

What if he could bring his wife back with no strings attached?

Keith jumps at the deal. Who wouldn't? But, while bringing back his wife held no repercussions, keeping her here may be another story all together. Because she didn’t return alone…

3/17 .99 cents Kindle Edition
by MaryPat Hyland

This loose parody of Dante’s Inferno, four Irish traditional musicians get lost in the backwoods of upstate New York the week before St. Patrick’s Day. On the journey, the band descends through nine hellish circles of American-style 3/17 revelry: Step-dancing princesses. Bobbing shamrock headbangers. Green beer bacchanals. Shillelagh-wavin’ geezers.
O’Fun … not!

Shifting Fate (The Chronicles of Fate) .99 cents Kindle Edition
by Alexis Leno
Fiction/Science Fiction & Fantasy/Epic

Times in the mystic realm of Lizon are changing. The Great War remains a distant past for many, but for others, the bleak past is all too clear. When the royal family of Alii is targeted, the kingdom's only Princess begins a quest to set things right. In a world completely controlled by fate, Brynn of Alii must fight against the Shifters, bent on altering the predestined future, to save the world she knows and secure destiny.

Soul Quest (The Soul Quest Trilogy) .99 cents Kindle Edition
by Amy Jones
Fiction/Fantasy/YA/Science Fiction

Do you remember how horrified you were about the idea of attending high school? I remember ticking off those last miserable days of my summer vacation following my eighth grade year. Maybe you don’t, maybe you were one of 'those people.' You know who I’m talking about, people like Melissa Small, the distinguished District Attorney, Larry Small’s daughter, popular, gorgeous... and absolutely terrifying to someone like me, Liv Glyn. No, I am far from measuring up to the standards required to make Melissa’s crowd. I’m not even close. I’m just a simple man’s daughter, mostly tolerated by my peers with average looks. If this isn’t depressing enough for you, stay tuned, it gets worse. I was commanded with Spirit at birth by the Great Spirit, Hala. I know, it sounds crazy but it’s true. If you think it's difficult being a teenager, try being a teenager who was born destined to save the world from soul sucking Daevas and their mutant progeny Aengels. There are four of us. My companions of Spirit are Laith, Brayan and Meena. Melissa Small is Laith’s step sister and she is always meddling where she doesn’t belong, further complicating our lives. To make matters even worse, my best friend Jedd is apparently aware of things that are typically undetectable to ordinary humans. So, I have to lie to Jedd, the boy who has been my constant standby since the third grade, to shield him from the horrible and very dangerous truth. Did I mention that I think I’m falling in love with him? The term awkward doesn’t even begin to cover it, trust me. Welcome to the mess that is my life.

Look for Our Mother and Our Father $3.00 Kindle Edition
Look for Our Mother and Our Father $14.25 Paperback
 by Anonymous

"This book questions everything we think we know, everything we think we have learned through the natural and social sciences, every theory  proposed by our philosophers and theologians, and everything taught to us by our culture."

Imagine you have spent your life in the middle of a dust storm, and the air finally clears. Suddenly you see that every step you thought was a step forward was actually a step backward, and you are not where you thought you were. Imagine you can clearly see things now that you had not even realized were distorted, because you were accustomed to the way everything looked in the middle of that cloud of dust…

Here is a sad tale of a culture that thought it was the most advanced, enlightened culture ever – but wasn’t. The author takes a concrete look at our lifestyle, our values, our spirituality, and our beliefs and shows us that we are not where we think we are. Wouldn’t you like to be able to see your life clearly, without clouds of dust blocking your view?

This book provides a new perspective that will allow people to re-evaluate their lives and re-think everything they think they know. Ignorance is easy, but our responsibility is to seek wisdom. For all those who feel disconnected, who wonder about the meaning of life, or who feel like there must be something more, this panoramic view of our culture will provide some interesting answers and a whole new way to see the big picture.

Many people examine one aspect of our society and find fault – our politics, our educational system, or our treatment of mental diseases (for example) – but no other book looks at the whole and shows how everything works together.

Here is your invitation to step outside of the dust storm, to see a view you never imagined. The author makes no claim to objectivity, but, as you’ll see, a subjective view can offer great insight. So come along on a journey to look for our Mother and our Father…

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