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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Summer Reading 2012!

About two years ago, I entered the exciting scene of indie authors without realizing just how much I'd learn and how many wonderful people I'd meet.  Now, when I say meet, I don’t mean in person.  I haven’t truly 'met' any of these authors, nor have I even spoken to them on the phone.  I might not even recognize them if I passed them on the street!  I have to say, however, that I do feel like I know many of them, through their books, social media and various forums.  I've been fortunate enough to be able to speak with many of them, ask advice, give advice,receive and provide feedback, and overall, discover that there’s a LOT of unique hidden talent out there, probably writing a book as we speak! 

I’ve asked some of them to provide for links to their books and decided to put together a list for Summer Reading and some are suggestions from friends.  I’ve read a few of these books and others, I haven’t yet had the opportunity to read, but they will be downloaded to my kindle in the near future!  I figured why not share them with other authors and readers, who are looking for some fresh creativity. The best part is that many of these are $2.99 or less! That’s less than a greeting card and provides hours on entertainment! You might even discover your new favorite author!  The descriptions are either from the author or Amazon.com
So, in no particular order, here they are.  Enjoy! 

Crime fiction
Title: Detective Jake: The Search for Truth

Author: Sheila Rae Myers
Description: Detective Jake Stalb and his partner, Detective Cheryl McCoy, respond to a report of a drive-by shooting. Arriving on the scene, they discover they have two victims.  Neither victim can be identified. After returning to the police station, Jake gets a shock when he realizes the boy reminds him of a bully and a killer from his past. Jake now has to track down the killer, find a missing child, and deal with memories he thought he’d buried as a teen-ager.
It’s not long before Jake discovers, through his own gut feelings and the concerns of his partner and the patrol team helping on the case, that the gang to which the killer belongs is receiving help from within the department’s ranks. Jake realizes he has more than a homicide to solve, he now has to discover how deep the inside operation goes. Jake also learns, through comments made by the insiders and the shooting suspects, that he’s a marked man. After hearing the name and the threat, Jake is able to put the name with a face. Doug Sylvester is the bully from Jake’s past who is seeking revenge against Jake and will stop at nothing to kill him.

Jake is not a man who believes there is a supernatural power influencing his life; however, that’s all about to change. An avowed atheist from a young age, he learns miracles do happen.
Links:   http://www.amazon.com/Detective-Jake-Search-Truth-ebook/dp/B003KVKT34/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1337289036&sr=1-1

Christian Fiction
Title: Twisted Christians
Author: Scott Meade
Twisted Christians is a story of spiritual warfare. It exposes the realm of the spirit world, where demons manipulate the minds of nonbelievers and Christians alike. It is a story that relates to biblical prophecies as well as paranormal activity and the world of the occult.
Links: http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Christians-ebook/dp/B003UN7WS2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337359332&sr=8-2

Adult Romance:
Title: Miranda's Second Chance
Author: Brandi Ratliff
Description: Miranda's life was going great. Five days shy of getting married, her two best friends were planning to take her on the camping trip of a lifetime for her bachelorette party. Then, with one horrible phone call, her wedding is called off and her future is changed forever.
Deciding to take the camping trip herself to get over the man who broke her heart, she finds herself face-to-face with whom she believes to be a stripper who hadn't received the memo that the party was cancelled. Soon after, Miranda is caught between a rock and a hard place...literally. Mix a steamy park ranger, with loads of alcohol and a determination to forget What's-His-Name, you have the perfect recipe for Miranda's second chance.
Links: http://www.amazon.com/Mirandas-Second-Chance-ebook/dp/B007K7ZGZU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337123367&sr=8-1

Language, Sexual content, graphic violence, bloody gore. Recommended for ages 18+ Title: Marinade-Wishing-Well-Series-Book One
Author: Rebecca Ratliff
Description: What if having your most desired wishes come true was as easy as throwing something in an old well, and stating your wish? What if the one granting your wish was a beautiful demon named Daniel? Would you take a chance?
Allison Philips, a girl you'll love to hate, is on the verge of losing her best friend, Sarah. She reluctantly decides to go to the freshman wishing well party with the hope of finding her friend and giving her an apology. Never a believer in anything but herself, she makes a wish that she knows will make Sarah happy. Instead, Allison fights for her life as Daniel makes her wish come true in the most agonizing and terrifying way possible.
Links: http://www.amazon.com/Marinade-Wishing-Well-Series-ebook/dp/B006XNQ7L4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1337123598&sr=1-1

Title: Bigger-Wishing-Well-Series-Book Two

Author: Rebecca Ratliff
Description: What if having your most desired wishes come true was as easy as throwing something in an old well, and stating your wish? What if the one granting your wish was a beautiful demon named Daniel? Would you take a chance?
Links: http://www.amazon.com/Bigger-Wishing-Well-Series-ebook/dp/B0072QS336/ref=la_B0070PN9Y2_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337123618&sr=1-2

YA Science Fiction/Romance
Title: C I N: "Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin. You never come out the way you went in." (C I N Series)
Author: Christina Leigh Pritchard
The Doctor said I should be dead.
My heart beat furiously. I looked up at the flashes of lightning in the sky. Yes, I should be dead.
Why wasn’t I? 
Seventeen year old Lisa Brown’s life is falling apart. First, her mother and father divorce, then their house forecloses and now, her mother has decided to commit herself to a psychiatric hospital.
If that weren’t enough, she must leave sunny south Florida to attend a boarding school full of geniuses in cold, Lynn, Massachusetts.
Link: http://amzn.com/B003T0G84A
Watch the book trailer! http://youtu.be/yRdrGVinWdQ

Title: Beguiled: The Tribulation Conspiracy
Author: Joanne Lyons
Description: The world economy is slowly failing and a global monetary system is imminent. GUILE is responsible for making it happen. If they can make America fall, everything else will fit into place as the other nations topple like dominoes. They tripped the USA with the attacks of 9/11. But after the World Trade Towers fell, there was only increased American pride. They decide to be subtle with destruction of a non-suspicious nature. How can they do this and not implicate themselves?
Links: http://www.amazon.com/Beguiled-The-Tribulation-Conspiracy-ebook/dp/B006HUE4MM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1337378666&sr=1-1http://www.amazon.com/Beguiled-The-Tribulation-Conspiracy-ebook/dp/B006HUE4MM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1337378666&sr=1-1

Author:  Me! Elizabeth Parker
Title: Faces of Deception

Description: Jacqueline was a regular girl striving to exceed her own expectations in life, strictly following her own path, while finding her footing amongst unforeseen obstacles.  As a teenager she found herself implicated with a twisted clique that posed as her friends, but used her as a scapegoat when their own freedom was on the line. Although a major setback, she redeemed herself with society and believed she'd never encounter that clique again. Years later, however, they disrupt her life in more ways than one.  Just when she's about to reach her breaking point, a freak accident forces her to make a rash decision; one that can put her away forever, or set her free for good. 
On the south side of town, Donovan and Carmine were co-owners of a plumbing facility.  Friends for years, they each had their concerns regarding the company, as well as about their own vested interests.  When a string of burglaries occur and money mysteriously disappears, they deal with it their own way, keeping the police force as far away as possible.
In tangled webs of deceit, these two worlds intertwine.  The real question is, which one of them can truly be trusted?
Links: http://www.amazon.com/Faces-of-Deception-ebook/dp/B0078G41CW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337384699&sr=8-2

Paranormal Romance
Title: Legacy Forgotten
Author: Nicole Hill

She has no idea what in her past could be coming after her and has no one she can trust.
He has been around long enough to know that when his gut is telling him something, he's just gotta go with it.
Barnesandnoble.com http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/legacy-forgotten-nicole-hill/1106993077
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nicolehillauthor

Genre: Women’s FictionTitle: Love & Wrath: The Beginning
Author: G.E. Johnson
A shameful secret. A powerful friendship. Righteous vengeance...
This novella pulls back the curtain on the lives of two best friends, Sheila & Lily, successful art gallery owners who are well-known in the Mid-Western art world. Beautiful art is the last thing that these friends are worried about, though, when their friend Keisha flees her abusive husband after years of covering for him and comes to her friends for help.
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Wrath-The-Beginning-ebook/dp/B005F4FNE4


Title: The Suicide Game

Author: Andy Rausch

Description: When five bored rich kids bet each other as to who will be the first to drive an innocent victim of their choice to death, little do they realise that one of those they randomly select in a shopping mall is the Mafia's top West Coast hitman.
Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Suicide-Game-ebook/dp/B005HZL35E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337448426&sr=8-1

Title: Blood Moon

Author: Larae White
Links:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006QC2WG6


Title: Young Dan and HORROR-able People

Author: Dan Clyburn
Description: It tells you how I grew up in a very poor family, there is a lot more that could be told, but this will give you some idea about what it was like. This is a collection of short stories and memories, bad things do happen. I must warn you, it’s in just plain English, the way I talk and use grammar, as if you were setting there and I was telling you a bedtime story.
Links: http://www.amazon.com/Young-Dan-HORROR-able-People-ebook/dp/B007JN4WZA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337376908&sr=8-1

Copyright 2012 Elizabeth Parker
Author of Finally Home, Final Journey, My Dog Does That!, Bark Out Loud!, Unwanted Dreams, Phobia, Evil's Door and Faces of Deception


  1. Thanks for listing the books. I've put some of them on my wishlist at Amazon. For the people who are dropping by and reading the posts and comments, I highly recommend all of the books by Elizabeth.

  2. I would love to be on your summer reading list...My name is Larae White. I write fantasy/YA novels. Here is the link to my book if you are interested in possibly reading it. www.amazon.com/dp/B006QC2WG6 Thank you!

    1. Hi Larae- sorry it took a while but your book is now on my blog! :)

  3. Hi Larae- Thanks for writing. I will add it to the list. I'll try to get to it this week. If you're on fb, please stop by at www.facebook.com/goldenbooks1 or Twitter at www.twitter.com/golden_books. Thanks!