Here are a few of the recent and upcoming releases from members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers:
By Daven Anderson
PDMI Direct 1/17/2013
Paperback $12.95 e-book $3.99
There is a YA version of this novel as well as an adult version with two different book covers.
"Can Special Oympics champion Jack Wendell survive, now that he’s been turned into a vampire? All Jack wants is to be accepted as a valued member of the vampire community. But he can’t do this when Chief Venator (vampire law enforcer) Damien Tepesh has ordered Jack to be killed.
Fortunately, Jack wins the respect of a powerful ally. Lilith Morrigan, President of the Vampires, hides Jack from the ruthless Venators and gives him a chance to prove his worth. But she cannot stop her husband Damien from targeting Jack.
Damien summons Romania’s Chief Venator Zetania Vinescu to Colorado to help him hunt Jack. Lilith over-rides her husband and orders Zetania to protect Jack from the Venators.
As Damien and Lilith battle over control of Jack, a new threat emerges. A space-alien Pure vampire has come to Colorado, specifically to kidnap Jack. Even if Damien and Lilith settle their differences, can they keep Jack safe from the Pures?"
For more information about Daven and his books, please visit his website and blog. He can also be found on Facebook.
By J. L. Austgen
Dreampipe Publishing March 1, 2013
Hardcover $26.99 Paperback $15.99 ebook $4.99
"Reeling from the destruction of her team at the hands of her deputy, FBI agent Evelyn Morgan vows revenge against her nemesis, the assassin that planned the operation, Omar Ben Iblis. The trail leads to an old friend, well-connected and well-placed in Washington's political establishment.
When he refuses to help, Morgan must scramble to find the pieces to the puzzle. While investigating, she discovers a vicious new menace, more cunning and deadly than anyone she has ever faced. Trained and mentored by Ben Iblis, this new threat has already struck her family, and if Morgan doesn't act quickly, she'll be the talented protégé's next victim."
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Cruising in Your Eighties is Murder
By Mike Befeler
Wheeler Publishing March 18, 2013
Large Print paperback edition $25.99
"In Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder cantankerous octogenarian Paul Jacobson becomes involved in a series of crimes while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. On an Alaskan cruise, he must deal with mayhem, missing people and murder and use all his geezer resources to solve a case of international intrigue.
The hard cover edition of this book is a finalist for Left Coast Crime 2013's The Lefty Award for best humorous mystery of 2012."
For more information about Mike’s geezer lit series, visit his website and blog. He is also on Facebook and Twitter.
By J. A. Kazimer
Paperback $15.00 ebook $9.39
"Part of the hot trend of revamped fairytales--from the films Mirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman to hit TV shows Once Upon a Time and Grimm--J.A. Kazimer's second raucous and irreverent book in the F***ed-Up Fairytale series puts a new spin on a French-kissing frog looking for his princess!
Less than two weeks before he turns thirty, Jean-Michel La Grenouille--the Frog Prince--must find his One. Only by marrying the girl who originally turned him human can he keep from turning back into a frog. When Jean-Michel is introduced to Beauty, a beautiful blonde with a sleeping disorder, he's convinced she's the One and proposes.
But after a drunken night out in Cin City, Jean-Michel discovers that there's a hit out on Beauty. If she's killed before they get married, he'll return to his lilypad forever. He sets out to find the assassin and stop him--but it seems Beauty isn't too keen on getting married either. And to make things worse, a sexy tattoo artist has Jean-Michel's heart hopping..."
Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about Julie and her books can be found at her website and blog. She also has been known to hang out at Facebook and Twitter.
By Vella Munn
Samhain Publishing 2/19/2013
"One secret threatens everything she thought she knew. Another threatens her life…
When the museum in Kim Revis’s small home town needs her expertise to design a security system against increasing thefts, she’s more than happy to help. Coming home will give her a chance to get her grandmother’s historic house ready to sell now that the elderly woman is in assisted living.
Meeting her grandmother’s attorney Mark Stockton is an unexpected thrill. He’s warm, compassionate and exceedingly sexy, if a little reserved. Plus he’s concerned about her safety at the museum. But he needn’t worry—though the thief hasn’t been caught, she’s never felt in any personal danger.
Fate has a lousy sense of time. In a perfect world, Mark would simply ask Kim out and their instant chemistry would take it from there. But there’s a major obstacle: attorney/client privilege demands he withhold a deeply disturbing secret that could turn Kim’s rosy memories of her past upside down.
Secrets aren’t the only things lurking in the museum’s dark corners. When one of them emerges from the shadows to threaten her life, the barriers come down. And the truth threatens to destroy their fragile love."
For more information about Vella and her novels, visit her website.She can also be found on Facebook.
Phantom Harvest: A Book in the Mutant Casebook Series
By C. R. Richards
Whiskey Creek Press February 2013
“Gideon, a half-breed mutant with a surly temper and rotten luck, struggles to scrape a living as a tracker in the desolate territory near the gateway to the human world. Business seems to be picking up when Gideon is approached by a powerful dark elf with deep pockets and a serious problem. Human miners at the dark elf's plant are being taken by an elusive predator.
Gideon is pressured to find the killer before word of the disappearances reaches the human world, endangering the tense relationship between their two races. But, nothing is simple this close to the conduit between worlds. Archangel, a ruthless mercenary operating in the secret sectors of mutant society, has set his own deadly game in motion.
Surrounded by savage wilderness and cut off from contact with civilization, Gideon must find a way to protect his friends and survive to collect his bounty.”
For more information about the author and her novels, visit her website. She is also on Facebook and Twitter.
Behind the Badge
By Terry Wright
Short Story ebook $.99
"In Book 10 of the Justin Graves Horror Short Story Series, bad cops use deadly force against a teenage boy who's arguing with his mother about joining the army. They know that firing a gun while on duty is a serious matter, but these cops have contingency plans in case they get brought up on charges. It's called a 'drop.' They may have fooled the internal affairs investigators, but they haven't fooled Justin Graves. In hell, guns are not allowed.
This story was inspired by the 2003 killing of Paul Childs, a distraught teenage boy who was shot by Denver police officers when he wouldn't obey their commands to drop a kitchen knife he was holding to his own chest. The cops claimed they feared for their lives, and the shooting was ruled justified."
Learn more about Terry, TWB Press and his novels and short stories at his website. He also hangs out on Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube.
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