Note Worthy Releases: March 2012

March 29, 2012

Featured Authors This week




Jess Mountifield

With Proud Humility


Description:

Marie's mother died protecting something, but what? Determined to find answers, Marie is prepared to go to any length to locate her mother’s legacy, even to pursue the man responsible for her death - Black Vane. No price is too dear to Marie, who gambles everything on a marriage of convenience to a ship's captain she knows she can’t trust, but who may be one ally she needs.

This is a historic story of romance and adventure, set on the Caribbean seas of the early 1800's, a tale of betrayal and sacrifice in pursuit of an unknown goal.

This is a clean novel of approx 85,000 words long. 
 Available at Amazon.com

Bio provided by the Author.

Jess was born in the quaint village of Woodbridge, has spent some of her childhood in the States and now resides in the beautiful Roman city of Bath. She lives with her husband Phil and her very dapsy cat, Pleaides. Jess can often be found either in a cafe, grinning behind a large mug of hot chocolate, at her desk, getting annoyed with her cat for sitting on her keyboard, or on her comfy corner sofa with friends, enjoying her high definition tv and surround sound system.








William Amerman

Aries At Dawn

 

Description:

“It was either promote you or fire you,” Jeff’s boss explained. His smile arched wide beneath a sawed-off mustache. His hands twitched on the desk as if longing, aching for violence. Jeff sat across from him, straight in his chair, glad for the physical space between them. This was not your normal boss/employee relationship.

For the past two years, Jeff's life has been a test of endurance. He was a part-time supervisor for Unified Shipping, balancing one simple, relentless equation—-productivity. But his numbers are hopeless. His best employee is trying to sleep with the most vocal feminist on the team. His boss considers it good sport to threaten him daily in at least two different languages. His fiancĂ©e seems to be rethinking the marriage thing.

Then fate strikes. A horrific accident scatters debris hundreds of yards across a rain-slicked highway and Jeff is promoted to handle the fallout. He seizes the chance like the only rope out of hell. But there’s a catch to this wonderful promotion. A catch that has the potential to destroy the rest of his life, leaving him with one inevitable decision. And then people start dying. 
Available at Amazon.com

Bio provided by the Author.



William Amerman was born in Houston, Texas and obtained his Bachelors degree in English from The University of Texas - Austin, way back in the last century. He lived in Austin for eight years, then moved to Denver, Colorado to explore the whole "mountain man" lifestyle. In Denver he met a cute Dutch girl on a ski slope, whom he quickly wooed and followed back to her native country, The Netherlands. He married the cute Dutch girl in 1999 and they spent the next 7 years raising two sons and a sadly over-weight hound in a suburb of Amsterdam before moving back to the US in 2003. Their third son was born in 2005.

He received his MBA in Finance from Santa Clara University in 2009 and currently holds a "real" job in Information Technology in order to feed his three sons, but manages to write in the mornings and on weekends. His latest efforts are directed towards finishing a futuristic thriller trilogy based on a simple idea he had one late Saturday morning lying in bed, looking at the sky through a skylight window in the roof; proving that getting up early can be a hazard to creative thinking!

Contact information via email is: wamerman@gmail.comFeel free to contact him to discuss any of his works, writing in general, and especially with offers of pints of Guinness.








Greg Walker

The Way It Is

Description:

Twenty-year old Carson Rhodes leaves his home in Arizona with fifty-thousand dollars cash and a mission - to make sense of his life burdened with extensive port-wine birthmarks...or to end that life if he fails. At a campground in Missouri he meets Karen Hunter, a beautiful hitchhiker that has unwittingly accepted a ride from a local rapist. Carson finds himself thrust into the role of reluctant hero and fends off her attacker, who retaliates by recruiting a psychopath to track them down.

After narrowly escaping the pair, Karen joins Carson on his journey, but a collision with a deer postpones the trip and leads them to an abandoned church camp on the shore of Lake Erie in Pennsylvania. They fall in with a band of young adults trespassing on the property, led by the idealistic Charlie.

At the camp, Carson finds friendship and the stirrings of purpose, but tension between him and a loner named Jonas threatens to escalate into an explosive confrontation. Carson also must deal with his mounting feelings for Karen, even as he struggles to accept that she can never be his.

The Way It Is is a story of hope, betrayal, love, and one man's attempt to find purpose in the face of society's definition of the value of an individual. Will Carson find a new life...or will his journey, his choices, and the consequences lead to his ultimate destruction? 
Available at Amazon.com

Bio provided by the Author.

Greg Walker was born in Corry, Pennsylvania in 1973, and lived in a small village in Northwestern PA until moving to the Pittsburgh area at the age of 13, where he resides today with his wife and three children.

Living in a small, rural community as a child kindled a lifelong love of and connection with the natural world. His first novel, The Way It Is, is set largely against this backdrop, and also plays a part in upcoming works.

Besides writing, he enjoys reading, landscape photography and graphic design.

Visit his website at www.gregorywalker.weebly.com