Killing the Butterfly

Nineteen-year-old Patty has a lot of baggage. Abusive parents. A horrible boyfriend. The stifling cocoon of her Podunk town. She longs to become a travel writer — visiting exotic lands far, far away… But escaping town the way she does, forced by her boyfriend Roy to join him on a violent crime spree across middle America was not the travel of Patty’s dreams. It’s a journey that will only land her in jail — or dead. But escaping Roy is out of the question. He’d hunt her down, find her, and surely beat her worse than he’s ever beaten her before. When they stumble across the gentleman alone at the cabin by the lake, he offers Patty a glimmer of hope and freedom. But this man hides evil secrets of his own…

Meet Dale Ward

During the day Dale Ward is an award-winning filmmaker and videographer, while his night job is writer, reader and family man. Films he has written include: My Life Is a Movie, Walther, Ragman (with appearances in more than 50 film festivals), and There’s Something in the Basement. He has won 4 regional Emmy awards producing the national television talk show On Main Street, and he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications from Webster University. His publishing history includes: The Home Run, Delayed Reactions, and My Life Is a Movie. He makes his home in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife, Suzanne, and two sons.

The Devil’s Breath

Auschwitz prisoners Perla and Shimon Divko—she an investigative reporter, he a former lead detective in the Warsaw ghetto—are forced by Kommandant Rudolf Höss to solve the murder of his chief accountant and find millions in missing gold taken from the bodies of Jewish corpses. With Reichsführer Himmler due for his annual audit, they have a week to solve the crime or watch hundreds of their peers executed as the penalty for their failure. Overseen by Nazi Lieutenant Helmut Graf, the three investigators dive deep inside Auschwitz—the Kanada harvesting operation, the killing process and the perils of daily life. The investigation is plagued by multiple red herrings, the murder of prime suspects and witnesses, and the complicated relationship between Höss and his mistress, Gisela Brandt, an SS officer.

Meet Tom Hogan

Tom Hogan is an author and screenwriter based in Austin, TX. Left for Alive is his first novel. He is also the screenwriter for The Devil’s Breath, a noir thriller set in Auschwitz. It was a finalist at the Napa Valley Film Festival and semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival.

Tom’s past writing experience has been on the non-fiction side. He is the co-author (with Carol Broadbent) of The Ultimate Startup Guide: Marketing Lessons, War Stories, and Hard-Won Advice from Leading Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors. The book highlights the lessons Tom and Carol learned as principals at Crowded Ocean, a marketing firm that has launched over 50 Silicon Valley startups. He has also written extensively for travel books, political journals, and Newsweek.

Professionally, Tom has split his career between academia and technology marketing. He was a lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Santa Clara University and UC Santa Cruz. He joined Silicon Valley in its infancy, where he was the original creative director at Oracle. Moving into the VC (Venture Capital) world, he was a co-founder of Crowded Ocean and now advises startups in Silicon Valley and Austin.

Remember Her Name

Someone is watching from the shadows with sinister intent. Shane Coulter is the number one suspect in his brother’s disappearance. Although he knows the identity of the true culprit, he has no choice but to remain silent or the people he loves will pay the ultimate price. If taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit is the only way to keep them safe, that is exactly what he is prepared to do. As the mystery surrounding his former lover deepens, Callan Reid sets out to find the truth. Instead, he finds himself tangled in a web of corruption and lies. Can Callan clear Shane’s name by uncovering the real killer? Or will he be the next person to mysteriously vanish?

Meet Laurencia Hoffman

The Crest Hill Mu7ders

An evil killer who thinks he is doing good. A determined detective who has undiscovered ties to the murderer. The Crest Hill Mu7ders is a new thriller with unusual twists…

Meet Issac Brooks

Ever since his sister took him to Child’s Play as a kid, Issac deeply fell in love with art, more so writing creative stories. Being exposed to horror movies made him a great writer, specializing in the fictional genre of thriller, suspense and horror books. His authorship journey centers on teens and adults, needing to carry them to imaginary worlds of horror through well-woven words that make up great books. In his debut book, The Crest Hill Mu7ders, Issac takes his audience through a horrific story of mysterious murders at Crest Hill. It starts with one victim, and later, bodies are discovered now and then, stimulating unfruitful investigations every time a body is found. Issac also takes the readers through the efforts of Earl Hughes in an attempt to purge the town of its evil, while he also takes readers through the escapades of Anita Heath, a detective, in trying to unearth the causes of the mysterious murders. Issac enjoys watching both good and bad horror movies, and he occasionally goes to the local theatre for a slasher movie. He also enjoys shows, documentaries, and podcasts based on serial killers. His dream is to make a thriller suspense novel that will be adapted for a horror movie one day.

April Showers Bring Dead Flowers

A powerful new cozy mystery series from award-winning and bestselling author Krista Lockheart. Join greenhouse expert Heather Moore and her sassy chihuahua as they uncover something unexpected in her new estate garden in this buzz-worthy fresh novel.

There’s something growing in the garden . . . and it’s not a flower. A mystery is growing in the garden!

Greenhouse expert and horticulture Professor Heather Moore gets a new lease on life when she inherits her grandparents’ estate in New England. But the garden she loved as a child has seen better days. Determined to restore her grandfather’s garden to its former beauty, she’s accompanied by Ant, her charming chihuahua, and two of her favorite former students.

But wait, what? Ant suddenly digs up an even bigger challenge when he finds some human remains buried in an old potting shed. As she discovers clues and follows the evidence, a few suspects cross her mind, but ultimately they point to one wily and clever killer. Suddenly in danger herself, can Heather solve this puzzling mystery, restore her family’s legacy, and bring about justice?

April Showers Bring Dead Flowers is the first novel in the Murder on the Vine series. Join Heather and Ant as they explore the seedy underworld of gardens, greenhouses, and flower shops in this ‘unputdownable’ murder mystery!
Extremely funny, with a fast-paced plot and appealing characters, this adorable and ingenious story will embed itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads.
Perfect for chick-lit fans and with a dash of sweet romance as well, this will appeal and be highly accessible to many readers.
Don’t miss this breakout novel in the cozy genre and pick up a copy today!


Meet Krista Lockheart

Award-winning author Krista Lockheart writes irresistible cozy mysteries filled with humor, and buzz worthy characters and plots. Her favorite activity is interacting with her readers from all over the world, and she enjoys their feedback and comments on her social media platforms. She loves good food, good conversation, and good books! Cooking is a passion and she especially enjoys making pasta with vegetables. Chocolate, avocado, and seafood are her favorite foods to celebrate with. She loves being out in the sunshine and at the beach.

Krista comes from an artistic background and her art workshops sell out within a few hours of signup. Her work has earned cultural council grants and has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and on TV and on the radio.

In the past few months, her memoir, travel travels, and short stories were published three times in the Writer & Readers’ Magazine, and her travel tale about her expedition to Peru was the editorial feature in DRIFT Travel magazine.

She contributed a short story to a Halloween anthology and her debut novel was #1 in 12 categories on Amazon during its initial release (including in the Free Kindle Store and in New release categories).

It also earned seven book awards including
First Place at TheBookFest in Humorous
First Place at Royal Dragonfly Book Awards in Romance
First Place in Winter Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards in Romance
Finalist in the Book Excellence Awards in Romance
Second Place at the BookFest Awards in Girls & Women
Silver Award from Literary Titan
Honorable Mention at TheBookFest Awards for Coming of Age
It earned multiple five-star editorial reviews including from the Book Commentary and Readers’ Favorite. It was recommended by US Review of Books, and the Chick-Lit Cafe, as well as highly recommended and featured in the Midwest Book Review.

No GoIng Back

Can a reclusive novelist stay anonymous in today’s world?


Meet Brian Weathers, a successful novelist who’s paranoid about becoming famous. So many people these days are determined to become famous – not Brian. He’s always shied away from fame or recognition of any kind, keen to protect his anonymity.


That’s all well and good, but this is the age of social media and the internet. This is a time when a single photo can turn a complete nobody into a somebody, an everyday person into a celebrity. That’s Brian’s worst fear: that he’ll become famous and his fame will spiral out of control.
So what’s going to happen when a photo comes about and threatens his precious anonymity? Will his paranoia push him over the edge? Will society succeed in turning him into a celebrity?


No Going Back is a contemporary fiction novel told from Brian’s first-person perspective. It’s a slow burner that delves into Brian’s mind and gives you an insight into the way he sees today’s world and its obsession with fame. Read No Going Back and discover what happens to the reclusive novelist as things start falling apart around him.

Meet D. T. Adams

I’m an independent writer living in England. I publish my e-books under the pen name D. T. Adams. Why use a pen name? Because I want to remain anonymous. In short, it’s my writing I want to put out there, not myself. This is why you won’t find any photos of me, or any personal details.

Richard Wants Me Dead

John, an aspiring twenty-five-year-old agent of the Bureau of Investigation, secretly suffers from dissociated personality disorder. He has started a successful carrier in the homicide department by solving the case of an elusive serial killer, but no one knew how he did it.John’s second personality, who calls himself Richard, sees the future. It was Richard who revealed the culprit’s name to the young agent. However, there is one thing: Richard wants John dead, and he is trying to get him killed in every possible way.When a young agent faces his second difficult case, looking at the bloodstained bodies of dead people at the crime scenes, he has to choose: to try to find the killer himself, or to turn to Richard again, risking his own life.

Meet Vlad Sovenko

Vlad Sovenko is a modern Ukrainian writer. He has a specific writing style, with repetition of certain lines throughout the story and frequent dialogues. He also known under the pen name W. S. Owen

Lethal Ties: A Psychological Suspense Thriller

A suspenseful psychological thriller with a chilling twist; this is the story of two young people who meet after 20 years, never knowing what happened to a childhood friend, who went missing 20 years ago. Lethal Ties has had good reviews on Amazon and Goodreads (4.5 star rating).

Meet Helen Christmas

Helen Christmas is an English author, who is passionate about writing and has published 7 thrillers.

Escape to Osprey Cove

What Doug finds in the secret compartment of his new red Corvette will forever change his life. It will also change Catherine’s. Doug and Catherine come from two different worlds. Catherine’s world is one of privilege and wealth. Doug grew up dirt poor and full of envy of others who had the things that he wanted but could not have. His goal was to one day have all the things he coveted. Their worlds collide when Catherine, VP of a large New York City marketing firm, hires Doug. As soon as Doug learns of Catherine’s wealth, he sees Catherine as his ticket to all the things he covets. After a whirlwind courtship, they are married.

Poor boy meets rich girl should have resulted in happily ever after — not exactly. Doug quickly learns he also covets independence. Events begin to unfold in each of their lives. For Doug, it is his mysterious discovery in the secret compartment of the Corvette. For Catherine, it is a business meeting with Alex Droxell at the Osprey Cove Lodge. When Catherine enters the beautiful and serene lodge, it’s as though she is entering another place and time. The lodge is an escape from the nightmare she is living back home.

Authors Note: The Osprey Cove Lodge series is uniquely written, spanning seven geographic locations from the scenic Canadian region of the Rideau lakes to the beautiful shores of the Caribbean. An interesting web of mystery develops as the characters’ lives intertwine. The setting for The Osprey Cove Lodge series was born from my love of the beauty of this region in Canada. The description of the lodge is so beautiful and inviting that you will want to pack your bags and head there. The series is written in a continuing fashion; please be sure to read the books in the order written.


Meet Luisa Marietta Gold

Luisa Marietta Gold was born and educated in Pennsylvania, where she spent a large part of her adult life and worked for a large corporation. After her only daughter was born, she relocated to North Carolina, where she worked as a Realtor and began running a recreational business with her husband. She currently resides on eleven acres near a lake reminiscent of the Rideau lake chain that provides the setting for The Osprey Cove Lodge Series. The series was born from her love of that region of Canada, the outdoors, and lake life. Many years were spent enjoying the Rideau, staying in lodges, and for a time, her privately-owned cottage. Among her many interests are painting, cooking, baking. And of course, writing and storytelling. But it’s the simple things of life that bring the most enjoyment — the beauty of the trees outside the window of her writing room as they change with the seasons and watching her kitties interact and play. Nearly all of these interests and life experiences are reflected in her books.

Bum Deal

★FROM THE AMAZON #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR★

★★Buckle up! It’s Lassiter vs. Solomon & Lord in Court.★★

No witness? No evidence? No body?
Big problem for new prosecutor Jake Lassiter.


Appointed to prosecute a murder case, Lassiter vows to take down a prominent surgeon accused of killing his wife. Problem is…there’s not a scrap of forensic evidence, and the defense lawyers are the crafty team of Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord.

Lassiter’s symptoms of the brain disease CTE worsen, even as Melissa Gold, his doctor and lover, performs experimental treatments. Can he even survive a high-pressure trial? 

“Fascinating, fully developed characters and smart, well-paced dialogue keep the pages turning.” – Publisher’s Weekly (★starred review★) 

“BUM DEAL is the real deal. A funny, compelling and canny courtroom thriller.” – Scott Turow

All the author’s novels are stand-alones that may be enjoyed in any order.


Meet Paul Levine

The author of twenty-two novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald Fiction Award and has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, Shamus, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote twenty episodes of the CBS military drama JAG and co-created the Supreme Court drama “First Monday” starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. The international bestseller, “To Speak for the Dead,” was his first novel and introduced readers to linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter. “Bum Rap” was an Amazon Number One Bestseller. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed “Solomon vs. Lord” series of legal capers. His latest book is “Cheater’s Game,” which digs deep into the college admissions scandal. He divides his time between Santa Barbara and Miami. For more information, visit his website at www.paul-levine.com