Hard Day’s Knight by John G. Hartness

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Hard Day's Knight by John G. Hartness

The Indie Book of the Day for 20th of October, 2012!

Genre: Horror, Humor

Children are missing.

The police are stumped.

Halloween is coming, with an ancient evil on the horizon.

The vampires are the good guys.

This is not your ordinary fall weekend in Charlotte, NC. Vampire private detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood have been hired to keep a young client from being cursed for all eternity, but end up in a bigger mess than they ever imagined.

Suddenly trapped in the middle of a serial kidnapping case, Jimmy and Greg uncover a plot to bring forth an ancient evil into the world, and enlist the help of a police detective, a priest, a witch, a fallen angel and strip club proprietor to save the world. This unlikely band of heroes battles zombies, witches, neuroses and sunburn while cracking jokes and looking for the perfect bag of O-negative.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 305 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453873252
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Falstaff Books (December 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GB17G0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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John G. Hartness is a recovering theatre geek who likes loud music, fried pickles and cold beer. John is an award-winning poet, lighting designer and theatre producer, whose work has been translated into over 25 languages and read worldwide. He’s been published in several online literary journals including The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, cc&d, Deuce Coupe and Truckin’. His poem “Dancing with Fireflies” was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize. His first novel, The Chosen, is an urban fantasy about saving the world, snotty archangels, gambling, tattooed street preachers, immortals with family issues, bar brawls and the consequences of our decisions.

He followed up The Chosen with Hard Day’s Knight, a new twist on the vampire detective novel and the first book in the highly successful series The Black Knight Chronicles. The second book of The Black Knight Chronicles, Back in Black, landed in March 2011 and has enjoyed immediate success. Knight Moves, the third Black Knight book, was released in August 2011.

John is also the host of the popular YouTube writer’s video series Literate Liquors, where he and other science fiction and fantasy authors talk about the best alcoholic beverages to enjoy while reading. He can be found online at www.johnhartness.com and spends too much time on Twitter, especially after a few drinks.

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The Master of Whitehall by Rick Veal

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The Master of Whitehall by Rick Veal

The Indie Book of the Day for 17th of September 2012!

Genre: Romance, Fantasy

After the brutal murder of her parents in a robbery, Katelyn Corbin, a thoroughly modern 21 year old college senior, finds herself attempting to re-start her life in Charleston, SC, where she finds love, healing and a brand new life in a most unexpected avenue.

This story follows Katelyn from her hometown just outside Atlanta to her new school in Charleston. There she meets James and is deeply intrigued by him from their first meeting; feeling as if he has touched her very soul. The more she considers him, the more intense her interest becomes. He is a wealthy patron of the arts, especially at her school. He is tall and handsome with a strong persona; a young widower, living alone in a huge, but beautifully restored old plantation house called ‘Whitehall’. Their friendship soon becomes serious, becoming a full on relationship as Katelyn falls madly in love with him. James soon makes his love for her just as obvious. Their lives begin to blend, twisting and turning, as they continue to grow closer.

After several strange incidents, Katelyn begins to develop a series of unsettling questions about her new love. However, she knows that after facing the catastrophe of her parent’s deaths, she can face anything life throws at her. She begins looking at the questions, searching her own soul. Finally deciding that she must know the answers, she confronts him. She soon discovers James’ true nature; confirming her fears that he was indeed not the man she thought, but the man she feared him to be. The confirmation of her suspicions are shocking to her, turning her world view on its side. She is forced to acknowledge things about herself and her world that she never thought possible. With her new found knowledge, Katelyn realizes she must make a choice to live with or without James. She quickly decides to adapt her life and adjust her beliefs in order to continue to be with James.

Their love for each other develops and continues to grow as he assists her to close the gaping wounds left by the tragedy of her parent’s murders. Katelyn continues to uncover other secrets, discovering another existence, as she begins her new life with James. The story reaches a highly emotional and completely unexpected ending that fully illustrates Katelyn’s personality of love and care for those around her.

The Master of Whitehall, a paranormal romance novel is complete at 104,000 words. The story unfolds over the course of nearly a year, and features flashbacks that more fully develop each of the characters, offering insights into their personal histories. The story is narrated in first person perspective by Katelyn as she offers a window into the world of possibilities of love between mortal and immortal.

The Master of Whitehall will be very appealing to readers of Rachel Caine’s ‘Morganville Vampires’, Charlaine Harris’ ‘True Blood’ series, and Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’.

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  • File Size: 522 KB
  • Print Length: 283 pages
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086YRR80
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled

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I was born in and have spent the majority of my life in the Upstate of South Carolina. I joined the Navy immediately out of high school where I had the pleasure of visiting some eighteen different countries during a six year span. After returning home I attended The University of South Carolina graduating with a double Associates Degree with Honors. I completed my education at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. I have worked in the education field as a teacher and in various management positions in industry. I currently live alone with my one daughter, a three year old Tuxedo cat, who graciously allows me to think I actually own the house.

My favorite authors are Anne Rice, Rachal Caine, L.J. Smith, Charlene Harris and Clive Cussler. I enjoy reading and writing paranormal romance. I have heard that if you want to write, you should write the book you want to read, then others will want to read it too. That is exactly what I have tried to do with The Master of Whitehall, my debut novel.

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Bill The Vampire by Rick Gualtieri

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Bill the Vampire by Rick Gualtieri

There are reasons we fear the night. He isn’t one of them.

Bill Ryder was a dateless dweeb…then he died. Unfortunately for him that was just the beginning of his troubles. He awoke to find himself a vampire, one of the legendary predators of the night. Unfortunately, he was still at the bottom of the food chain.

Now he’s surrounded by creatures stronger, deadlier, and a whole lot cooler than he is…and they all want him dead, permanently this time.

But Bill isn’t exactly average. A vampire like him hasn’t been seen in centuries.

He’s got a few tricks up his sleeve, unlikely allies, and an attitude problem that makes him too damn obnoxious to quit.

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Bill the Vampire, book 1 of the Tome of Bill, is 80,000 words of foul-mouthed horror comedy by Rick Gualtieri

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IBD Verdict

If you thought being dead was the greatest problem someone can have, than you haven’t met Bill. He is an endangered vampire with lots of adventure and a great sense of humor!

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  • File Size: 442 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058I8A6K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled

In the latter part of the 20th century, Rick Gualtieri was born. The world as a collective said ‘meh’ and thus he began his journey through a life filled with all sorts of quirks and oddness. What better thing to do than write about it? Rick Gualtieri is an adult comedy & horror writer. He is the author of:

BIGFOOT HUNTERS – A horror adventure BILL THE VAMPIRE – A horror comedy. Book one in the Tome of Bill Series SCARY DEAD THINGS – A horror comedy. Book two in the Tome of Bill Series THE POPTART MANIFESTO – A comedic selection of short stories Upcoming works include: THE MOURNING WOODS: The Tome of Bill, Part 3. Coming summer 2012 DEVIL HUNTERS coming winter 2012

Rick currently lives in NJ, a good place to be for people like him.

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Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas

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Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie SalidasBook #1 in the Immortalis Vampire Series

Becoming a vampire is easy. Living with the condition…that’s the hard part.

Rescued from a brutal mugging on the college campus of UNLV, 25 year old Alyssa is initiated into a frightening, eternally dark world she never knew existed. The world of the vampire.

Stricken with cravings of blood, and forced leave behind all she knew, Alyssa struggles with the change. And Lysander, her sexy but aloof sire, is the only one who can help guide her.

There’s no turning back now. It’s either, Carpe Noctem, or final death.

Other Novels in the Immortalis series:

Immortalis Carpe Noctem (Book 1) Hunters & Prey (Book 2) Pandora’s Box (Book 3) Soulstone (Book 4) Immortalis (Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3)

Novellas By Katie Salidas:

House of Immortal Pleasures Halloween Fantasies Karma & Melodies

Anthologies by Katie Salidas Vampire Bites

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IBD Verdict

Immortalis Carpe Noctem evokes a unique perception of vampirism that is portrayed by intelligible characterization and vivid world building.

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  • File Size: 647 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Rising Sign Books, LLC (March 2, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003AYF3NW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled

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Characters:

  • Alyssa: Human, petite, age 25. Newly turned vampire
  • Lysander: Two Thousand year old Vampire with deep blue-gray eyes. Alyssa’s maker and lover.
  • Santino Vitale: Hunter for the Acta Sanctorum
  • Peregrinus: A small clan of traveling vampires who are friends of Lysander
  • Fallon: Alyssa’s best friend when she was human
  • Mark: one of the muggers who attacked Alyssa
  • Craig: one of the muggers who attacked Alyssa
  • Kallisto: leader of a large coven in Las Vegas, Lysander’s sire
  • Edmond: Kallisto’s mate
  • Rozaline: a member of the Peregrinus, petite, dark haired
  • Nicholas: Rozaline’s mate, of average height; a member of the Peregrinus
  • Crystal: a petite woman with long dark brown hair, very warm and friendly; a member of the Peregrinus, turned by Rozaline and Nicholas centuries earlier
  • Jessie: a younger vampire, tall with chestnut brown hair, appeared to have been turned in her early twenties; a member of the Peregrinus
  • Andrew ‘Drew': Crystal’s mate, extremely tall with sandy-brown hair; a member of the Peregrinus, turned by Rozaline and Nicholas centuries earlier
  • Damon: large, muscular, dark skinned with the pale gray-blue eyes; a member of the Peregrinus
  • Erick: human Alyssa met in a bar

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Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkin off to gymnastics, cheer leading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons. She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.

And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…

Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

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Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, I can get the munchkin off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons. I can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, I still find time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). I can do all of this and still have time to write my novels.

Sorry… I can’t even write that with a straight face.

Lies all lies.

Here’s the reality. I’m a sleep-deprived, overworked, mom who just doesn’t know the meaning of the word balance. I try so hard to do it all, (be super mom, wife, & author) and at the end of the day I fall face forward into the couch.

Yes, you read that right, I tend to sleep on the couch. It’s a point of frustration for my hubby and a thing of comedy for my daughter. Imagine waking up to your little child yelling, “Mom slept on the couch again!!!”

Because being supermom (or trying to) means a lot of time devoted to family, writing is often done when said family is peacefully snoozing away. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen asleep with my laptop, on the couch. It just happens. Then, bright and early at 7am either my hubby (on his way to work) or my daughter (getting ready for school) wakes me up.

Writing is my passion. It’s a part of me. More than just a hobby, it’s a compulsion. I have to do it. If I don’t do at least one writing related thing each day I get cranky.

Hopefully, my passion can be your entertainment!

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