Summary: Interviews with authors of new, bestselling books.
Former lawman Mex Anderson is trying to cope with the horrific murders of his family as best he can. Moving from a small Mexican town to the snowy mountains of Colorado has helped. But it seems nothing can ever take away the gut-wrenching pain of his loss, in Peg Brantley‘s suspense novel “The Sacrifice.” When the head of the drug cartel responsible for the killings approaches Mex with an offer that would reveal the individuals behind the murders, it might lead to the one thing that would allow him to heal: revenge. “The Sacrifice” is a novel of guilt and redemption that proves there is always hope for tomorrow even in the midst of unconscionable evil. More below the media player. Listen to Peg Brantley The Indie Author Life In a recent interview with Denver Westword, indie author PegB Brantley talked about making the transition from corporate America, to novelist: On your website it says that you worked at corporation for most of your career before you started writing. When did you decide that writing was a dream that you couldn’t ignore any longer? I started working in corporate America when I was literally 19. I got my own place […] Similar Posts: Who Is The Serial Killer of Aspen Falls? Can She Get Her Son Back – From Her Own Parents? Why I’m So Enthusiastic About the Indie Authors I… One Family’s Story of Coming to America What’s Been Going On The post Revenge Is Sweet, Except When It’s Not appeared first on The Bookcast.
Jack Sutton is a man who’s used to getting his way. So when his mother’s will forces his hand, he does the only thing he can – Jack cuts a deal with the confident, sexy law school student who walks into his office with a proposition he can’t refuse. The deal may have kept Jack in control at Sutton Capital but his private life quickly spirals out of control, in Lori Ryan‘s new romance novel “Legal Ease.” Just when Jack realizes that he wants more than a year with Kelly, his wealth puts her in great danger and he is left scrambling to save her life and their future together. More below the media player. Listen to Lori Ryan The Indie Author Life Lori Ryan is one of ten authors whose books are featured in a hot-selling boxed set called “Dangerous Attraction.” 10 Award-winning, bestselling authors invite you to enjoy 10 Romantic Suspense Page Turners. Kaylea Cross, Jill Sanders, Dana Marton, Lori Ryan, Toni Anderson, Sharon Hamilton, Debra Burroughs, Patricia Rosemoor, Marie Astor, & including Christmas Novella by Rebecca York. Similar Posts: Spies, Terrorists – And The Woman He’s Fallen… A Huge Gamble on Love, Or a Sure Bet? Indie Author Update – May The Bookcast Presents “Books of Exceptional… We Have Winners The post The Inconvenient Danger in a Marriage of Convenience appeared first on The Bookcast.
She was a dangerous man’s lover. Now she’s his dangerous enemy. For Kate Jones, being on the run from her former lover – the vicious leader of a Mexican drug cartel – was never going to be easy. But with a new identity, a new lover, and a new life in Arizona, she was beginning to believe she’d made it through the worst. Then, in an act of twisted revenge, Kate is kidnapped and imprisoned by her deadly enemy, his intention to force her to pay back the money she stole before he kills her. In D.V. Berkom‘s thriller “Yucatan Dead” fate intervenes and Kate finds herself working against the cartels deep in the Yucatan with a group of off-the-grid commandos. From peaceful northern Arizona to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Kate Jones must decide for herself if she’ll continue to run… … or turn and fight the evil that pursues her. More below the media player. Listen to D.V. Berkom The Indie Author Life In a recent interview with thrillerink.com D.V. Berkom revealed more of how she writes, and the indie author life: How do you research your books? In addition to searching the internet and reading books on […] Similar Posts: A Deadly Race Is On To Save A 12-Year-Old Girl A Doctor Becomes an Unwitting Killer Why I’m So Enthusiastic About the Indie Authors I… Dear Mom (And Dear Dad) Ride the Indie Author Wave At The Bookcast The post Continue to Run, or Turn and Fight? appeared first on The Bookcast.
It’s been said that when you’re born with the middle name “Records,” your destiny truly has been chosen for you. John Records Landecker fulfilled HIS destiny by becoming one of the most popular and respected disc jockeys in radio history, helping shape and define Top 40 radio in its heyday. Listeners by the millions in Philadelphia, Toronto, and Chicago never missed a John Records Landecker show — waiting for the “boogie check,” for example — and untold numbers of radio personalities drew their inspiration from him. They just don’t make ‘em like this any more. And now he tells his story in a book called, “Records Truly Is My Middle Name.” More below the media player. Listen to John Records Landecker The Indie Author Life From “Records Truly Is My Middle Name”: BOOGIE CHECK CHARACTERS All sorts of eclectic characters emerged on the Boogie Check. A kid that hung out around the station was dubbed “The C-Kid” (because he always wore a Cubs hat). He would call in, sound a horn, say “Good Evening John”, and then offer his observations about the world. Other kids called up and flushed toilets, burped, asked weird questions, or told corny jokes. One Boogie […] Similar Posts: Why I Don’t Charge Authors to be Interviewed A Personal Note from Bill Thompson Why The Indie Author Fear of Skype? It’s a Small (Weird) World, After All How to Get Your Song on the Radio The post Memoirs of a Top 40 Radio Legend appeared first on The Bookcast.
Sam Sinclair didn’t usually play the role of detective. His job was just to chase and catch a specific target and deliver them into the hands of the Inter Galactic Law Enforcement Agency. But when his boss offers him an undercover job, Sam is only too happy to accept, in Merita King‘s new space fantasy “Bygora Vandos.” Together with his new partner Ren, Sam begins the slow process of investigating the secluded and secretive Calmarin Research Station. Although set up to apparently investigate the cause of dying trees in the locale, rumors run rife among the locals about what really goes on at the research station. What Sam and Ren discover after weeks of carefully working their way in, is one of the most terrible crimes against humanity that either of them have ever encountered, and both vow to do their utmost to bring it to an end. Sam finds many allies amongst the local people but with his cover blown and Ren taken prisoner, he no longer knows who can be trusted. As the job reaches its explosive climax and the personal cost to Sam takes its toll, the shocking truth finally comes out. More below the media player. […] Similar Posts: Stuck On a Prison Planet With a Killer How Our Brain-Stories Can Run Our Lives War, Holocaust, Rebellion – and Dragons and Runics Authors, What’s Up With Your Websites? Who’s Really Chasing This Killer? And Are They the… The post A Terrible Crime Finally Uncovered appeared first on The Bookcast.
A snow leopard biologist becomes the prey when Cold War secrets threaten to expose a modern-day spy ring, and an elite British soldier is forced to choose between his country and his heart, in Toni Anderson‘s novel “The Killing Game” Wildlife biologist Axelle Dehn isn’t about to let anyone harm her endangered snow leopards – not the poacher intent on killing them, nor the soldier who wants to use them as bait. But Axelle is unknowingly entangled in a conflict that stretches back three decades, a conflict that could spark a war between two of the world’s great nations. British SAS soldier Ty Dempsey is on a mission to hunt down an infamous Russian terrorist in a remote region of Afghanistan. Dempsey hasn’t failed a mission yet, but when Axelle is kidnapped by the Russian, he’s forced to choose between duty and his heart. Ty risks everything to save the determined, prickly woman he’s fallen for, but in doing so he sparks a deadly series of events that threatens to expose the most successful spy in history, a spy who will destroy anyone who gets in his way. More below the media player. Listen to Toni Anderson The Indie Author […]Similar Posts:The Inconvenient Danger in a Marriage of ConvenienceLove, Hatred and Jealousy. But Also Regret.Why I’m So Enthusiastic About the Indie Authors I…A Suicide, A Homecoming, and TerrorFalling Hard for the Girl of His Dreams The post Spies, Terrorists – And The Woman He’s Fallen For appeared first on The Bookcast.
Dante Jefferson Washington is a smart, young, black, religious conservative who wants to make his mark on the Washington D.C. political stage. But in Michael Harrington‘s novel “In God We Trust,” Dante’s lofty ambitions for public service are soon entangled in the web of partisan tribal conflict, religion, and money that defines our national political dysfunction. Dante, a social outcast because of his race and political ideals, seeks the love of a former college classmate, a beautiful Eurasian Muslim woman who works as a medical ER intern in New York. Their lives, and those of their two closest friends, are eventually torn apart by the disaster of 9/11 and the war that follows. More below the media player. Listen to Michael Harrington The Indie Author Life What is this book about? On his blog “Casino Capitalism and Crapshoot Politics” Michael Harrington tells us: On the story/plot level it’s about our current political dysfunction seen through the eyes of a young “coming-of-age, loss of innocence” protagonist. It is also a mystery of conspiracies of Freemasons, religious orders, and backroom politics. At a timeless, philosophical level it’s about whether the foundation of social order should be derived from the laws of a […]Similar Posts:Star-Crossed (and Border-Crossed) LoversA (Princess) Penny’s Worth of TroubleGreat Summer Indie ReadsThey Warned Her He Would Be Trouble. But a Killer?Yes, The Governor Deserved To Die. True Story. The post The Harsh – and Timeless – Lessons of Politics appeared first on The Bookcast.
The climate is changing. In Rachel Meehan‘s young adult thriller “Water’s Edge,” thousands are fleeing the chaos and social unrest. With their own water and power supplies, 14-year-old Nairne and her family are well prepared, but most people are less fortunate. When Nairne persuades her father, Daniel, to house some of the evacuees on their small holding in the south of Scotland she plunges the family into a world of violence, deception and murder. With society at the breaking point, she has to grow up quickly as she discovers that the fortress Daniel built to give his children a chance has become the prize in a struggle where winning can mean the difference between life and death. More below the media player. Listen to Rachel MeehanSimilar Posts:Guaranteed: You Won’t Read Another Book Like This All…The 11-Year-Old Witness to An ApocalypseChasing a Serial Killer Takes a Deadly TurnOne Family’s Holocaust Survival StoryForced To Grow Up (Finally) The post A Family’s Personal Battle With Climate Change appeared first on The Bookcast.
Deanna Lewis and Josh Haber are each deep into their careers, which leave little time to cultivate meaningful relationships. But they each also sense a powerful connection at their first meeting, in the D.J. Starling novel “Deja Vu.” Deanna, meanwhile, is haunted by recurring – and increasingly intense – nightmares that threaten her very well-being. When she finally accepts the help of her best friend, Faith – who believes she can supply an antidote to the horrifying dreams through past-life regression therapy – an incredible scenario unfolds. The therapy unlocks more than anyone imagined. “Deja Vu” is a modern day love story in which past life connections are discovered, becoming one uplifting tale of everlasting love enduring beyond one lifetime. D.J. Starling is the pen name adopted by writers Donna Joyce and Marsha Fischer. More below the media player. Listen to D.J. Starling The Indie Author Life Could you find your soulmate via past life regression therapy? According to wikipedia, A 1976 study found that 40% of hypnotizable subjects described new identities and used different names when given a suggestion to regress past their birth. In the 1990s a series of experiments undertaken by Nicholas Spanos examined the nature of […]Similar Posts:Can a Life Not Lived Yet Save The One She Has Now?Twenty Years Later He’s Back. But Why?Homeless But Not HopelessHave You Met Any Indie Authors Recently?A Romantic Tale To Bring Your Hanky For The post Young Couple in Love: Haven’t We Done This Before? appeared first on The Bookcast.
In Boston, Popsy Power is pretty, popular and insanely rich. Her husband adores her, and her two daughters are busy producing babies and romping up the corporate ladder like good little Wellesley Wives. However, in Suzy Duffy‘s novel “Wellesley Wives,” what Popsy doesn’t know is that her husband and worldly wealth will soon be gone. And as for her daughters? Well, Lily’s romping is not restricted to the boardroom, and Rosie finds her pilot/husband flying more than his jet airline… Popsy’s best friend Sandra has the perfect body, bank balance and palatial penthouse. As a second wife herself, she should know how husbands can wander but even she is shocked when she discovers where Jack has found his fun… And when Lily’s nasty little secrets suddenly go public and Rosie finds her husband flying a little too high, it’s time to escape. Rosie heads to Mexico and Lily seeks refuge in the arms of her man. And it’s how Popsy and Sandra end up in beautiful, peaceful Ireland. More below the media player. Listen to Suzy Duffy The Indie Author Life Suzy Duffy gives back: I give 10% of my royalties to charity. The New England Trilogy will donate to […]Similar Posts:Finally a YA Novel Written By a Real YAHow to Get Me to Like Your BookA Body in The Basement – Of Course He’s the…A Personal Note from Bill ThompsonLove, Hatred and Jealousy. But Also Regret. The post Pretty, Popular and Insanely Rich. Until… appeared first on The Bookcast.
There aren’t many times in life that you get the chance to do something that is not only fun and inspiring but that puts you in close proximity to the world’s best thinkers, doers, creators, leaders, and heroes. Rarer still is the chance to keep doing that for many years. It was about a year ago that I first realized I was closing in on an important milestone in my author-interviewing career: my ten thousandth interview. At first the number didn’t seem quite real. But there it was. Since 1985, I had sat down with an author, and talked with them about their book, nearly ten thousand times. Then I began wondering who #10,000 would be. Or should I leave even it to chance, the luck-of-the-schedule, like a store’s 10,000th customer? No, I decided, I could not let such a distinction land randomly. To be sure, I have great respect for all the authors I interview, but I wanted this distinction – which is, after all, as much about the authors as it is me – to fall on someone special. It took only a moment for the right name to come to me. Brad Meltzer. This gifted storyteller has […]
Bill Durmer is in over his head. In filmmaker Wayne Franklin‘s debut novel “Midlife Mouse,” Bill Durmer, an underachieving genius, runs away to Walt Disney World in the mother of all midlife crises. Led by a series of bizarre encounters, a hyper-caffeinated delusion and a mysterious prophecy, Bill goes to the Magic Kingdom seeking his destiny. But a group of Disney haters will do almost anything to stop him. Pirates and princesses, morticians, moms and man-beasts, spacemen and psychos all have a stake in Bill’s future – and those are the good guys. This is not how he planned to spend his summer vacation. A genre mash-up of contemporary fantasy, Southern lit and mystery, “Midlife Mouse” builds upon real Disney history to create a fictional mythology for the Most Magical Place on Earth. Oh, and there is a mouse in there, too. More below the media player. Listen to Wayne Franklin The Indie Author Life Why self-publish, Wayne Franklin asks? Then he answers. As he blogged recently, it turns out, he hadn’t originally intended to: (A)n imprint of Simon & Schuster took a liking to the first five chapters of the book and asked for the rest of the manuscript. […]Similar Posts:A Big Week AheadA Personal Note from Bill ThompsonWhat’s Been Going OnLearn to See Your Book The Way An Editor DoesMake Me One With the Woo-Woo The post It’s a Small (Weird) World, After All appeared first on The Bookcast.
It all begins when a lazy silkworm farmer from a small village purchases a young girl at a slave auction. Katarina is half-elven. And although she is adjusting to life on the worm farm, she dreams of becoming an adventurer, and takes to exploring the nearby woods whenever she’s finished her chores for the day. It’s on one of those days that she stumbles upon a cave in which she finds a pair of ancient magical short swords, along with a scaly leather shirt and enough coins to buy her freedom. In Sam Medina‘s fantasy novel “Katarina the Dragonslayer and the Foebreaker’s Curse,” there is a confrontation, the arrival of a land dragon, a desperate escape. a harrowing battle .. and then the real action begins. More below the media player. Listen to Sam Medina The Indie Author Life How well do you know your dragons? Sam Medina carefully describes the different dragon species on his website darkfell.com: While most of the larger dragons now living in Pellorea are thought to have come from the continent of Ra’kash to the northwest, it is now known that at least once species of dragon is native, that being the ner’gash, or land […]Similar Posts:War, Holocaust, Rebellion – and Dragons and RunicsThe Absurd Diary of a Gay Beauty JunkieStrap Yourself In and Meet “A Greater Monster”They’re All Fighting Over the Land – But Only…A Ninth Century Test for a Young Priest The post A Slave Girl Destined For Greatness appeared first on The Bookcast.
Andrew Weston and Jill Walsh had to be the two most unlikely people to fall in love. When Jill’s first husband’s love for her simply fizzled and died, Jill knew she’d never trust that love could last again. And after Andrew’s first love betrayed him in the most brutal way possible, he knew he might fall in love again someday, but there was no way he’d ever make himself vulnerable again by confessing those feelings, if he did. But in Lori Ryan‘s novel “Penalty Clause” fate has a different ending in mind for these two, and when Andrew discovers his love for Jill, he knows the only way to get her to stay with him forever is to offer her an ironclad penalty clause in a prenuptial agreement. He stays with her forever, or he loses everything he owns – the millions he’s worked for, his property, his cars, everything. Now he just needs to hope that’s enough to hold onto Jill forever. More below the media player. Listen to Lori Ryan The Indie Author Life In Lori Ryan’s books, it’s not just the human characters she works hard on, it’s the canine ones, as well. On her website, Lori […]Similar Posts:One Family’s Holocaust Survival StorySpies, Terrorists – And The Woman He’s Fallen…Death, Prison, and a Son’s Desperate Search For…A Romantic Tale To Bring Your Hanky ForThe Bookcast Presents “Books of Exceptional… The post A Huge Gamble on Love, Or a Sure Bet? appeared first on The Bookcast.
Markos Adams is a famous jazz guitarist, but he’s not famous for his fancy chops, homemade baklava or leading man good looks. After a heavily publicized suicide attempt, Markos is trying to get his life and mind back in order. But the morning after his return to the stage, his worst nightmare is realized when his daughter, Jessie, is abducted. In Eleni Papanou‘s thriller “Jessie’s Song” the kidnapper contacts Markos with the horrifying terms of the ransom. Markos must identify his daughter’s kidnapper within twenty-four hours, but if he fails, he must commit suicide. Click here for “Jessie’s Song” Book Giveaway on Goodreads As Markos races the clock to unmask the kidnapper, he begins to question his sanity as he experiences visions of Jessie singing to him. Is Markos slowly descending into madness, or is he the victim of a sadistic criminal act that will force him to face his biggest fear: that he’ll die before seeing his precious daughter again. More below the media player. Listen to Eleni Papanou The Indie Author Life Is being creative now a mental illness? Indie author Eleni Papanou was alarmed by an article she read recently. As she later blogged… The war against […]Similar Posts:Using The “Flow” That You Thought Only the…A Deadly Race Is On To Save A 12-Year-Old GirlNot A Vanity Website for Not-Vanity BooksThe End of the World, Brought To You By The New KidThey’re All Fighting Over the Land – But Only… The post A Descent Into Madness, to Save His Daughter appeared first on The Bookcast.