The best-kept secrets in 2041 America are the deadliest ones.
A mysterious scarlet haired jazz singer.
A rebel on a motorcycle.
And a killer with a penchant for torture.
Food is scarce, good jobs the rarity, and big brother is watching everyone. Will Jack and Tom's family be torn apart in the mayhem, and how far will one brother go to save the other's life?
In 2041, America is rife with ghettos and armed checkpoints, and poverty runs rampant. A bloody civil war is brewing and everyone will be forced to take a side. Education is the only way out of a life where you're never sure where your next meal will come from, or what you'll have to do to get it. Tom aced his assessment tests and scored an education contract, giving him a way out of poverty. Jack isn't so lucky.
When Jack, a spy for a rebel faction, goes missing, only his brother Tom can unravel the mystery of his disappearance. He will risk everything to save his brother from Warren, a killer who enjoys torturing his victims and making them beg for mercy. On a mission, Tom plunges into a world filled with secretive rebel groups and spies, psychotic killers, lies and murder at the highest levels of political influence. When he also discovers that his family has been keeping secrets from him - secrets that threaten to doom them all - he doesn't know whom to trust.
Tom must break every rule he's lived by, and go head-to-head with a psychopath, if he's to have any chance of saving his brother - and just maybe, keep America from reaching the fracture point.
©2017 Evolved Publishing LLC (P)2017 Evolved Publishing LLC
Let's be honest. Glen & Tyler go on vacation the same way the US Navy deploys: with much fanfare and crowds throwing streamers. Despite the pirates, smugglers, and the usual criminal crowd, this tale has hot men, Chemin de fer, and some nice beach scenes. Come for the pirates, stay for the tight swimsuits. Oh, and rum. Lots of rum.
©2015 JB Sanders (P)2015 JB Sanders
Friday, May 29, 1953. Nick and Carter just want to go home to San Francisco after their adventures in Mexico. But before they can sail into the Golden Gate, Nick receives a subpoena from America's most infamous witch hunter in Washington, DC. Meanwhile, an old schoolmate from Carter's childhood shows up out of nowhere and revives painful memories. Once they get to the nation's capitol, they are plunged into helping yet another flirtatious police detective solve a curious murder that leads to some very dark places. In the end, Nick and Carter set a trap to catch the killer and get much more than they bargained for.
©2016 Frank W. Butterfield (P)2018 Frank W. Butterfield
What do you do when you discover a body in a trunk? Solve the poor guys murder, of course!
When they get all nostalgic and head back to their old college town, Glen and Tyler get pulled into a cozy murder mystery, with a side dish of international spy intrigue.
See all the sights and delights of one of the United States oldest resort towns, Saratoga Springs, plus some over-the-top gourmet meals, a bit of high fashion, and horses. Theres also coffee, a college tour, modern art, and the thrill of stopping a riot from starting.
©2018 JB Sanders (P)2019 JB Sanders
When her 19-year-old son Jack miraculously recovers from a serious head trauma, Maggie is sure her luck has changed. But when she's abducted by a shadow from her past - a phantom with dangerous sapphire eyes - it's up to Jack and his younger brother Tom to unravel the mystery and save their mom from a deadly psychological battle. The brothers seek help from their colorful great aunt, who exposes them to a world of nefarious family secrets, explosive government conspiracies, and a series of horrific murders. Together they must navigate a dark underworld full of political subterfuge and class warfare. Yet, as they search for their mother, Jack changes - raked by skull splitting headaches and weird visions. How exactly did he recover from his coma, and how does this tie into the psychopath who has abducted their mother? Will Jack and Tom save Maggie before her abductor reaches his shatter point? Does Jack have enough time left? Winner of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2014 - Best book in the Thriller category
©2014 Evolved Publishing LLC (P)2015 Evolved Publishing LLC
Faolan O'Connor spent his life killing for men like Legs Diamond and Lucky Luciano, and now it's his turn to face the music. But when vampire Darcy Killian offers him immortality, Faolan enters a world of violence, wealth, and power beyond anything he's ever imagined. Driven by ambition and guilt, Faolan fights his way up the ranks in a battle to justify his sins with success. He s learned the hard way that relationships are vulnerabilities and friends are just enemies in disguise, but he also knows that he can't conquer a city alone. Aided by an emotionally crippled genius and a warm-hearted call girl, Faolan builds a loyal crew with which to challenge the tyrannical Killian's rule. However, will this re-awakened humanity prove a fatal flaw or his ace in the hole? With his life and the future of the city he loves at stake, can Faolan play his cards right or is he drawing dead?
©2013, 2016 Brian McKinley (P)2017 Brian McKinley
The Hegemony is the ruling council of The Order, a society of vampires that has controlled world governments for centuries. Now, vampyr scientist Caroline Ludlow and her fledgling Avery Doyle have control of North America. But with that power come enemies working toward their downfall. When Caroline leaves to secure her position at the Hegemonys summit meeting, Avery must protect their home and Carolines scientific discoveries from agents of a foreign power. If Avery can master his new-found powers and Caroline can determine which of her many enemies are trying to sabotage her efforts, they may survive. This emotionally-gripping paranormal thriller brings readers deeper into the world of The Hegemony, offering surprising revelations and shocking betrayals.
©2017 Brian McKinley (P)2017 Brian McKinley
Glen and Tyler are young, in love, and the wealthiest human beings on the planet. But when Glen's brother calls from a jail in Paris - you guessed it - they're off to France to tangle with spies, neo-Nazis, evil world-spanning conspiracies, and French gangsters. Plus they have a romantic dinner, and find long-lost treasure. Really, it's a fun-filled, nonstop romp. In this third installment of the Glen and Tyler series, we meet up with our heroes a couple of years after their Scottish Troubles, a little more world-weary, a little wiser, and no less sarcastic.
©2013 John B Sanders Jr (P)2014 John B Sanders Jr
In the second installment of the Glen & Tyler series, the guys find out what happens when you inherit a Scottish castle, tussle with international crime gangs and host formal balls. Yes, balls - with dancing and everything! In typical Hardy Boys - er, Glen & Tyler fashion, there are secret passages, irascible old men, caves, missing treasure, fine liquor and kilts. Ok, the kilts thing is new - but believe me, you'll like 'em. Although there isn't much hockey this time around, there is shinty. There's also some romantic anniversary thing, but really, stay for the shinty. For those readers unfamiliar with the ancient sport of shinty, think hockey played on a field, without protective gear and with a solid rugby sensibility. Or a riot with sticks and a score keeper.
©2012 John B Sanders Jr (P)2013 John B Sanders Jr
Avery Doyle loves vampires; he's read every novel, seen all the movies, and researched the folklore. When his first one-night-stand, Caroline, turns out to be a true vampire on the run, he jumps at the chance to leave his ordinary life and join her as a "child of the night". The honeymoon ends, however, when Caroline's brutal Creator Sebastian enslaves them on his island estate and Avery must confront the dehumanizing reality behind his dreams. In order to survive, Caroline and Avery take their place as servants in Sebastian's household during a gathering of the most powerful vampires on Earth, the Hegemony, and soon find themselves involved in the myriad intrigues and deceptions that form the night-to-night existence of The Order. A society of wealth, power, and inhuman decadence whose existence is protected by human complicity and disbelief, The Order is the immortal aristocracy hidden behind the giant corporations and political leaders of the world. Sebastian, however, has a plan that will change The Order forever and shatter human civilization. To avoid this terrible fate, Avery and Caroline will not only have to defy the most powerful creatures on Earth, but also confront the darkest aspects of themselves. For in the world of the Hegemony, even victory may cost them their souls... A fast-paced thriller that both re-imagines and pays tribute to the traditional vampire, Ancient Blood is a story of love, ambition, sacrifice, and betrayal that is frighteningly human.
©2012, 2013 Brian Patrick McKinley (P)2014 Brian Patrick McKinley
Monday, May 18, 1953.
Jeffrey Klein's love affair is heating up, and Nick has to chase him down because, frankly, he needs a lawyer to set up his new business.
Oh, and Eddie Mannix at Metro is on the warpath and being a general pain in Nick's ass.
After finding Jeffrey shacked up in a compromising position, Nick has to deal with his own personal mess when it comes to saying good-bye to an old flame.
After receiving a telegram asking for help, Nick and Carter end up flying south of the border, down Mexico way.
When they get there, they find a corrupt politician, a flirtatious police captain, and a woman terrified of an uncertain future and what it holds for her.
©2016 Frank W. Butterfield (P)2018 Frank W. Butterfield
Nick Williams, heir to a vast fortune, lives with his lover, Carter Jones, in the Eureka Valley neighborhood of San Francisco in an unassuming bungalow. Little do the neighborhood ladies, who do their daily marketing on Castro Street, know that just down the street their neighbor is the richest homosexual since possibly Alexander the Great. His no-nonsense secretary Marnie Wilson keeps things together at the office in the Tenderloin. To her frustration, Nick is always turning away clients. He doesn't really need the money, after all. In The Unexpected Heiress, Nick is called in to see his lawyer and friend, Jeffrey Klein, whose mystery client, under contract to Metro, was just arrested at the Kit Kat Club on Polk Street but somehow got off with a bench warrant. Jeffrey wants to know who in the police department worked things behind the scene for the star of the upcoming blockbuster It Was Raining Then. Meanwhile a late night phone call from his estranged father sends Nick into a tailspin and a family secret, along with a lot of other things better kept hush-hush, are all splashed on the front pages of the daily newspapers. It ain't pretty. In the end, for Nick and Carter, it's actually the beginning of a whole new way of doing business. Long before the Summer of Love, pride parades down Market Street, and the fight for marriage equality, San Francisco in 1953 was all about the Red Scare, F.B.I. investigations, yellow journalism run amok, and the ladies who play mah jong over tea.
©2016 Frank W. Butterfield (P)2018 Frank W. Butterfield
Tyler can't inherit unless he gets married... and when Glen proposes, hijinks ensue. Follow the guys on their world-spanning adventure as they defeat mobsters, an evil step-mother, a rakish brother-in-law and pirates. No, really - pirates! Plus, there's an underground super-base. And hockey. Come for the romance, stay for the hockey.
©2010 John B Sanders Jr (P)2013 John B Sanders Jr