Thursday, October 30, 2014

Entertaining Page Turner For The Typical Curmudgeon By Author @KellyCrigger

Discovering who you are is not just for teenagers. Midlife men must also rediscover the world around them while struggling with their own impending mortality and legacy, especially those who change careers and lifestyles.

Middle-aged men like me are under siege, beset on all sides by personal ambition, internal expectations, familial pressure, disillusionment, uncertainty, and legacy. It’s a constant battle to balance the needs of the self and the needs of others and a struggle to discover which ones really take priority. Some win this battle and some tragically lose.

Curmudgeonism is a state of mind, unwavering, unapologetic, and uninterested in what people think. We are the proverbial old dog that can’t be taught new tricks because we know the old tricks are tried and true. We have firm beliefs that can’t be shaken. Free trade is good. True leaders are rare. Happiness is a luxury. Golf is a waste of time and we don’t have enough years left to be unproductive. We don’t apologize for our views because we’ve spent half a lifetime developing them. Theory and idealism sounds good in school but only until it becomes cost prohibitive and the real world determines ground truth. Curmudgeons are uncaring about what people think and have low expectations on the world because it’s done little more than disappoint us. We’re middle aged and tired of looking, acting, feeling the way people want us to, so we’re breaking out and being who we were meant to be; irascible curs who make the world a better place through brutal honesty. We see this as our duty and take it seriously.

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Kelly Crigger is an angry troll who lives under a bridge, eats goats that wander past, and throws their bones into the canyon of despair.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Laughter, Glamour, Satisfaction! PALM SPRINGS HEAT by Author DC Thome @dcthome


"Palm Springs Heat"
DC Thome

**Fast Lane Series #1**
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Can an ordinary woman make a billionaire bachelor fall in love with her…so she can dump him as soon as he’s hooked? Lara Dixon sets out to make it happen with infamous international playboy Clay Creighton.

Lara embarks on a mission of justice, certain that Creighton’s Fast Lane media empire, with its philosophy of “fast women, fast cars and fast living,” encourages men to stray from happy homes. And by “men,” Lara means her ex, a Fast Lane devotee who turned out to have had not a single shred of respect for women.

Lara finds backers to help her get revenge on the notorious, but decidedly handsome, tycoon. With new fabulous clothes and a glorious makeover, she infiltrates Clay’s inner circle and uses her research about his likes and dislikes to charm him into believing she’s not just another L.A. woman looking to romance a rich guy.

But as she becomes steeped in the Fast Lane culture during a weekend involving an exhilarating ride in a very fast car and passionate moments in Clay’s very exotic Palm Spring resort, “Heat,” Lara discovers nothing is what she expected. Especially Clay. Women’s perceptions of him, it turns out, are based on fiction—the products of a skilled public relations team. Lara’s startled by how well Clay treats her, how much they have in common—and how much she’s falling for him.

So now Lara has a new problem: Can she put the brakes on her plan to destroy Clay and make the turn toward a happily-ever-after instead? This light-hearted romp into today’s jet set includes a cast of wacky assistants, bubbly fashionistas and unexpected enemies—and friends. Palm Springs Heat is a fast, fun read—a contemporary romance with a touch of intrigue and a reminder that nothing, not even a waterfall, is exactly what it seems.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Top 100 Horror Suspense By Author Robert Pruneda @SharkBaitWrites Only $0.99 For Kindle


"Devil's Nightmare"
Robert Pruneda

**Series Book 1 - $0.99**
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Detective Aaron Sanders' abilities and fortitude are put to the test when he investigates a brutal double-homicide where a boy's parents are found mutilated inside their home. The boy is the only witness to the crime and his clothes are stained with his parents' blood. His clothes are also tainted with the blood of other victims from a separate and even more horrific crime scene at a nearby cemetery. All of the victims appear to have been killed in the same manner and the boy knows the true identity of the evil responsible for the multiple deaths, but he is unwilling to talk. No one would believe him. A threat on the boy's life and a disturbing nightmare causes Detective Sanders to question his beliefs and his own sanity. This investigation ultimately leads Sanders in a fight to save himself and the life of an orphaned boy from an unimaginable evil that is spawned from the curse of the devil's nightmare.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New Release From Author Paul Sanders Details Hammer Killing Trial From Perspective Of Juror 13


"Brain Damage: A Juror's Tale"
Paul Sanders

**5 Star New Release**
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On January 14, 2009, at approximately 2:36 AM, Marissa DeVault put a hammer in her husband's head, Dale Harrell, multiple times. Was he the victim of a cruel and heinous act or was this the result of years of domestic violence that eventually took its toll?
This incident took place in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. It would be five years before this case of capital murder would be put in front of a jury to decide the fate of Marissa DeVault although the fate of Dale Harrell had been set in stone. Was she a cold, calculating murderess or was she the victim of extreme domestic violence and rape at the hands of an abusive husband?
The jury was left to decide. I was Juror 13.
The middle class suburbia household had four potential witnesses under the same roof at the time of the assault. Their three children were in the adjacent bedrooms and a fourth witness entered the room at the final swing of the hammer. Did the children hear or see anything? Did the witness who entered the room at the time of the assault have something to hide? Fact: there was a gun located within mere feet of the woman accused at the time of the attack. Why didn't she choose the gun? Why would she choose a hammer to kill?
The questions for "we, the jury", were simple. Was the killing premeditated or was this n act of self-defense? Was the killing done for financial gain and was the act cruel and heinous? Should the defendant pay for her crime with her life or should she be incarcerated for life, with or without parole?
This is a story of a trial with twists and turns that include a millionaire "Sugar Daddy", a strip club bouncer hired as a hit man, a "Psycho-Killer" hired by the prosecution...and, most importantly, a private and privileged insight of the children of the victim...and the assailant. This is not only a crime story of suspense and intrigue, it is also the story of a juror who unexpectedly finds justice and redemption in his own life as the trial gets to the deeper question of determining the fate of the defendant.
In this story, I was a Juror. However, I will remember it as more than that. This story will live within me; it is part of me. I am not just Juror #13. I am a friend to Dale Harrell. I know that I brought, with eleven other jurors, the justice that he deserved.
In the end, you may find that you feel the same way...


Author @NancyChurney Tells Tale Of Battered Mother Seeking To Protect Her Son And Escape Abuse


"Fade To White"
N. Churney

**Highly Rated at 4.5 Stars**
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Nicole is a young mother struggling. Trying to keep her and her young son, Jacob, safe from the terror that is her husband, Chaz. Frightened, she devises a plan to get away from this abusive man. Chaz has other plans, he believes that Nicole is his. If he can't have her then nobody will. After one eventful night, Nicole is struggling for her life in an ICU unit. This was the event that catapulted her into her new life of freedom. Or so she thought. 

With Chaz not taking her new found freedom very well, she enlists the help of her friends, Janet and Trevor. Together, they help her find a new place in this world. Introducing her to Shawn, she is instantly drawn into him. Their connection is hard to deny, even for Shawn. With the threats of Chaz always lurking around her, she decides to go deep into hiding. This is the only way to keep the ones she loves safe from the madman she was once married to. Her seclusion introduces her to new friends, new opportunities, and a new life. Too bad she can't forget Shawn. He haunts her even when Nicole is awake. 

Giving into her wants, she let's Shawn back into her world. Only to discover that by letting someone from her past back in, causes a door to open. Welcoming in the good and the bad. Nicole decides that it's time to put an end to the harassment from Chaz. This is her final straw! Nicole formulates a plan to get her freedom from him, for good this time. The truth becomes lies, and the line between reality and dreams become too thin to see. Who are her friends and who are out for her? Can she stay strong enough to fight, or will she Fade to White?
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