Check Out This Week’s Thrilling Novels

Dear Reader,

See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.

Swash_ornamentDear Readers,

slaughterLike most writers I’m often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” The question is difficult lately since I write serial killer books. It seems real life killers are claiming more and more victims lately, or maybe it feels that way because of increased media coverage. My fellow thriller writers and I must walk a narrow line, providing entertainment that’s also horrifying. Whatever horrors we create, real killers devise even worse ways to kill &/or torture, there is no shortage of genuine brutality. So we writers have to walk that line, and I hope in the aptly titled Slaughter I’ve maintained a delicate balance.

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John Lutzjohnlutz




Dear Reader:

mindoverbulliesTake a look at what Kirkus Reviews said about Mind Over Bullies (MOB).

“From the opening car chase, this book grabs readers and holds on as it blossoms into a complex action-adventure.

Eventually, MOB evolves into a true crime-fighting band of superheroes. Reminiscent of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, the teens outshine adults. Filled with numerous side plots involving a mysterious corporation, a rare disease, terrorist plots, and more, Smith’s tale ties it all together seamlessly. The conclusion sets up the next MOB exploit.

Complex, layered YA that easily appeals to adults, too.” -Kirkus Reviews


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Dear Reader,

Texas ThunderI’m Texas born and bred so this new series is near and dear to my heart.  Meet the Tuckers and the Sawyers, feuding Texas families who’ve shed more blood and created more chaos than any Hatfield or McCoy, and all because of a moonshine recipe created by the patriarchs of each family.

Find out what happens when Callie Tucker’s grandfather dies and leaves her a load of debt and she joins forces with arch enemy Brett Sawyer to help her find the recipe for the legendary Texas Thunder.    I’m giving away five books!  Write to win!Kimberly Raye Casual



Dear Reader

Killing-Maine_300dpiHave you ever had three lovers at the same time? Risked your life to save a friend? Follow Pono Hawkins as he stalks assassins, risks death, gets jailed, battles deadly political scams and tries to keep peace among the three women he loves.

Second in the best-selling critically acclaimed Pono Hawkins series, KILLING MAINE is “Another stellar ride from Bond.” (Kirkus), and “A work of compelling fiction … Very highly recommended.” (Midwest Book Review)

MikeBondEmail me at to win one of five signed copies of KILLING MAINE.