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Global eBook Awards I'm thrilled that The Fountain of the Earth has won the Silver Medal in the category of Young Adult Fiction in Dan Poynter's 2015 Global eBook Awards. To see all the winners go here - http://globalebookawards.com/2015-global-ebook-award-winners/.



What I would do in a zombie Apocalypse?

I've thought a lot about the looming zombie apocalypse. Really. When half-rotten (or in some cases, fully rotten) corpses reanimate and feast on the living, what the hell would I do? How would I defend our home? More importantly, how would I defend my family?

I've recently concluded a very thorough analysis of my current planning, and it seems my defensive strategies aren't very good. To be a little more precise, they stink on ice.
So I decided that I needed advice. Then it dawned on me. Who would know more about killing zombies than screenwriters? With that in mind, I popped some popcorn and downloaded several of the best zombie movies of all time.
Sadly, the results were not very encouraging.
SPOILER ALERT – If you haven't seen these movies I sort of give away the endings.
I could stay and defend my family like in Night of the Living Dead (1968) – Unfortunately, the movie ends with photos of the hero being dumped on a pile of burning bodies.
Okay, maybe holing up in a…

The Book Quarry: H.L. LeRoy's Pooled Blood ☆Review☆

The Book Quarry: H.L. LeRoy's Pooled Blood ☆Review☆:     Pooled Blood Series: A LT. Jack Daniels/Jillian Varela Mystery  ( A loosely tied together series. But any of the stories ...

Dante Eternal's Virtual Bookshelf: One Eight Seven by: H.L. LeRoy w/ Review

Dante Eternal's Virtual Bookshelf: One Eight Seven by: H.L. LeRoy w/ Review: Title: One Eight Seven Author: H.L. LeRoy Series: A LT. Jack Daniels/Jillian Varela Mystery ( A loosely tied together series. But...

Waceland - a review

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WACELAND
Coyote, a teenage girl in a post-apocalyptic landscape, must save her little sister by crossing a desert to reach the fabled town of Midian, all while being hunted by a pack of bloodthirsty mercenaries and outlaws.

But is Midian harbouring even darker secrets than the moonlit dunes of the Akchain Territory? Through her barbaric journey, Coyote must find the strength within to keep her humanity without losing her life.

It's violent. It's mad. It's Waceland. -Blurb from Amazon.com Review: Coyote Singh has a knack. In the post-apocalyptic ruins of Waceland, she can find the artifacts and weapons that bring a little money and a certain measure of respect. All that's fine, but her mind is focused on getting out of Bone Town and to the mythical city of Midian where they might be able to heal her dying sister, Anika. That is, if Midian exists.

But Coyote Singh has a knack and with it, she'd find the city or die trying.
Waceland is a tightly written, imaginative novel …
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When the opportunity to write in Jack Daniels’ world presented itself, I jumped at the chance. Since my other works are in the mystery/thriller/action/adventure genres and tell the stories of strong female protagonists confronting impossible situations, I knew it was a perfect fit. I decided that to begin with I would write three novellas, To that end, I have published the first two (ONE EIGHT SEVEN, REMEMBER THE DEAD) through Amazon’s Kindle World’s platform, and the third, POOLED BLOOD, should be ready in the next few weeks. These are licensed tie-ins with J. A. Konrath’s serial killer hunter par excellence, Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels, and I hope people enjoy reading these as much as I enjoyed writing them. Although loosely tied together, the stories are stand-alone reads and fit into the 2005-2006 timeframe. Longtime fans as well as first time readers will be able to drop right in and not miss a beat. ONE EIGHT SEVEN Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels’ mom doesn’t just enj…

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Kindle Worlds Launch

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Kindle Worlds Launch: This is cool. The Jack Daniels and Associates Kindle World is now live. The official announcement was just made. Right now there are  ...

City of Magi Blog Tour & Review

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Book Description
At the heart of Astosen, the city of Dein Astos stands as a bulwark for the free world, always on alert to battle Valania’s attempts to bring the republic under continental dominance. Sophisticated and diverse, driven by magic, money, and information, this city of magi teems with tea houses, government agencies, exclusive clubs and risky districts.

Alexander Locke, a great Magi Knight and the hero of the republic, lies dead. His daughter, Zia Locke, reluctantly rises to power, unaware that her father may not have died of natural causes, as everyone believes.

That is, until she is artfully maneuvered into meeting the mysterious and abundantly self-assured Grayson Kearney. A keen judge of character and cunning magus, Grayson rocks Zia's world in more ways than one as he helps tear away the veil of ignorance from her eyes. From lifelong friends to sworn enemies, the new leader of the House of Locke is discovering that anyone could be the next to betray her. What Zia…

Kindle Worlds

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If, as an author, you haven’t heard of Kindle Worlds, you’re missing out. Kindle Worlds is a publishing arm of Amazon that provides a commercial outlet for fanfiction of licensed media, including books, movies, and television series.

As Amazon explains:
“Kindle Worlds is a publication platform where you choose a licensed World, read the Content Guidelines for that World, write your story, upload that story, create a cover, and click through a publishing agreement with Amazon Publishing. Once published, every Kindle Worlds story will be featured on Amazon.com, as well as on Kindle devices and apps. Follow the steps below to publish your story today!”
Currently licensed worlds are:
Archer & Armstrong (11)
Atlantis: The Origin Mystery (4)
Bloodshot (12)
Body Movers (8)
Dare To Love (8)
Eternal Warrior (1)
Four Weddings and a Fiasco (9)
G.I. JOE (70)
Game For Love (10)
Gossip Girl (20)
Harbinger (27)
John Rain (33)
Miss Fortune Mysteries (1)
Pretty Little Liars (49)
Quantum & Woody (1)
Ravenswood (6…