Guest Author: Gary Starta and Blood Web

BLOOD_WEB_2014_COVERSYNOPSIS:

FBI Special Agent Caitlin Diggs faces a paranormal killer when a crystal takes over a teen and leads her on a chase across the country. Empowering the teen with supernatural abilities, the crystal exacts revenge on descendants of soldiers responsible for the Sand Creek Massacre but it also has a taste for neurotransmitter serotonin which it needs from humans to continue its consciousness.

Agent Diggs is the only FBI agent in the bureau to consider extreme possibilities and surmises the teen has a means to track his victims via DNA.

A heart pounding cat and mouse game ensues as Diggs attempts to fool the teen she is his next victim but as she plays with fire, a former military man begins to see the crystal as the perfect ingredient for a mind control weapon. Because the crystal possesses sentience it can counter Diggs’ plan for its demise and possibly exert mind control over her as well.
Can Diggs stop this biological internet from taking more victims, becoming a tool for mass mind control and resist the lure of its blood web?

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FIVE-STAR REVIEWS:

“This book was hands down the best fiction eBook I have read in a long while. This author will definitely be on my list of authors to watch! The story was an interesting mix of mystery, thriller and science fiction. Maybe you could even consider it a supernatural thriller, based on history. The imagery was amazing, as the author painted very wonderful pictures of the settings and the characters. I could vividly imagine the entire book, as if it were a movie in my mind. The concept of the book was like nothing I have ever read before! The characters were very well developed and the antagonist was surprising! It will definitely keep your attention if you read it (which you should!) I can’t wait to read more books in the Caitlin Diggs’ Series and I know if you take the time to purchase and read this book, you will want to also! Absolutely LOVED it!”

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“This was a great book! There’s SO MUCH to like, and it is all intertwined but not overly complicated. There is love/lust, action, adventure, intrigue… I don’t usually read sci fi OR paranormal, but this was recommended by a friend and it was a GREAT recommendation! This book crosses genres and appeals to a wide audience. Starta is definitely a writer on the way up. Keep an eye open for the next ones!”

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“Rivers and Diggs are such good characters that the author has crafted I really feel like I am there with them through a lot of the story. This one starts out at a million miles an hour and barely slows down at all the entire way through. The twists and turns come at you from every angle and the finish will not fail to impress. 5 stars all the way!”

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“This is one of those exciting books you just fly through. “Was it hours since the hailstorm subsided? Or days?” Great opening line and the prologue was even better. Blood Web: Caitlin Diggs Series #1 by Gary Starta is an exciting thriller that I couldn’t let go of! Gritty and filled with True characters. Diggs is a strong character that I believe in. Love this line, “Her thoughts flipped like passing television channels.” Shenk is a real piece of work. This is another cool line “Shenk likened America to one big broken family in desperate need of someone or something that could glue it back together.” The author weaves a good plot that surprised me several times and intrigued me the whole way. The author brings a lot of real life to the story. More than the authentic characters, there were no holes in the story. I can’t wait for the next book! Recommended read, five stars.”

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Emily Stone Crime-Thriller Series

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Who or What is Hiding in the Dark in FIRST WATCH? #Horror #Free

FirstWatch_cov_ebookIt’s the week of Halloween and I love scary things that go bump in the night.  In honor of this spooky week, my short story FIRST WATCH is FREE!  If you’re looking for a quick, fun, scary read, I think you’ll enjoy this short story.

What started as a routine traffic stop on a deserted country road, turned into a terrifying battle of life and death. Could all the horror stories be true?

The chase is on… in FIRST WATCH.

“Fright of the night.”

“Gives a whole new meaning to protect and to serve.”

” It was definitely a worthwhile read for fans of horror.”

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Guest Author: Andy Holloman and When His Dreams Take Flight

WhenDreamsTakeFlightSYNOPSIS:

Have you ever dreamed you were flying?  If so, you probably know how spectacular it is.  Nick Townsend had these types of dreams regularly and he USED to enjoy them.

In late 2012, he’s been suspended from his job as a high school principal. His stress knocks him off the wagon and his alcohol addiction gets the better of him.

He wakes up the next morning remembering that his flying dream took him over the site of an elementary school shooting IN PROGRESS.   When he watches the details of THAT school shooting play out on the news the very next day, he realizes he’s been given special insight.  The next time he drinks, it happens again, and he heads off to Arkansas stop the shooters.

But can a thirty-something, small town NC high school principal stop these tragedies?

Should he risk his life when he’s about to marry the sexiest teacher in town who’s also having his baby?

Can he win his battle against tequila?

And what might happen if he drinks again only to wake up to the realization that HIS school is the next to be attacked?

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“A remarkable story!”

“Intense!”

“A gut-wrenching & heart-rendering read ripped straight from the headlines!”

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BIO:

Writer Andy Holloman has been scribbling stories since a young age. (According to reliable sources.) AndyHolloman“Shades of Gray” is his first published novel and grew out of his experiences as a travel agency owner many moons ago. He was fascinated with the true story of a client of the business that was murdered. Suspecting her line of work was drug smuggling, a story sprouted in his over-active imagination – How far would a desperate person go to save their child and their business.

His 2nd novel “When His Dreams Take Flight” was published in Oct. 2013 and is a Suspense/Thriller novel set in present day North Carolina.

He is the father of three and happily married for 20 years. A graduate of UNC-CH, he lives in the Raleigh, NC area and is busy carpooling, keeping his wife happy, and attending his kids sporting events. He loves the great outdoors in NC, is an avid reader, and a social media goofball. Most evenings, he can be found tapping on his well-worn keyboard as he “births” his next novel.

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Emily Stone Crime-Thriller Series

by Jennifer Chase

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Mourning the Loss of Two Fallen Officers

officersAs part of my academic studies and in doing research for my novels, I have had the tremendous honor of spending a lot of time with the men and women who protect our communities as members of law enforcement. I have trained with them, watched them diffuse potentially violent situations, and been inspired by how they care about every individual they have sworn to protect. Therefore, like many of you, I am heartbroken over the senseless murders of two police officers in my state of California.

Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver approached a vehicle parked at a Motel 6 to investigate the appearance of suspicious behavior. Before he could even get close to the car, he was shot dead by an AR-15 that was pointed out one of the car’s windows. Oliver’s partner attempted to stop the vehicle, but the two suspects instead got away.

Over the next few hours, the two people later identified as Marcelo Marquez and Jennelle Manroy carjacked or attempted to carjack several different vehicles and took off on the interstate. They were met again by officers while pulled over on the side of the road in Placer County, again with devastating results. This time, Detective Michael Davis was killed when he walked toward the vehicle, having recognized the description from reports that were now on the radar of every officer in the area. Manroy was arrested near the scene, but Marquez would not be captured until later in the afternoon after being discovered inside a home in a residential area.

Oliver leaves behind a wife and two kids, Davis a wife and four kids. And, in a tragic coincidence, Davis was killed in the line of duty twenty-six years later to the day that his father gave his life in the same way. This is a family that has sacrificed over generations for the cause of our safety.

My thoughts and prayers are with both families. This is a reminder to me to be even more grateful for our officers, who face grave risks every day they leave for work but so do willingly and with great skill and courage.

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Author Gary Ponzo and the Deadly Dozen 2

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More than 103,000 readers devoured New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Deadly Dozen and clamored for more. Now, The Twelve presents Deadly Dozen 2!

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About Gary Ponzo:

Author Gary Ponzo began his writing career over a decade ago by writing short stories. He quickly discovered a knack for the short form. In just five years he’d published seven short stories in various publications, two of which were nominated for the very prestigious Pushcart Prize.

His first novel, “A Touch of Deceit,” took five years to write and one to pick clean. The story was born from his childhood experiences working in his father’s candy store in Brooklyn, NY. His father was Sicilian and became friendly with some local members of a different kind of Sicilian family. Since Gary was just fifteen at the time, these family members would make sure he was protected whenever he would work late at night by himself. He soon discovered a side to the mafia not many people knew. It was these relationships which caused him to write about Sicilian FBI agent, Nick Bracco, who recruits his mafia cousin to chase down the world’s most feared terrorist.

“A Touch of Deceit,” went on to win the 2009 Southwest Writers Novel Contest, Thriller category. He is currently working on the 5th book in the Nick Bracco series as well as trying to create world peace in his spare time. Gary currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Jennifer and two children, Jessica and Kyle.

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by Jennifer Chase

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Guest Author: Dana Griffin and Calamity

Calamity_-_FullRes_6_x_9SYNOPSIS:

Contrail Airlines flight 1917 descending to land at Denver airport loses power to both engines. The aircraft glides to an unplowed runway avoiding a catastrophe of landing miles from the airport in a foot of new snow.

NTSB investigator Lori Masters’ team is called in to investigate the accident of a foreign manufactured aircraft that began flying in the U.S. in the last six months by a startup airline.

Lori’s team encounters data being stolen that would tell them what happened during the accident flight and witnesses murdered. Lori’s, her husband Kyle, a Boeing subject matter expert, and her daughter’s lives are put in danger.

Someone doesn’t want the cause of the accident discovered.

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EXCERPT:

CALAMITY

by Dana Griffin

CHAPTER ONE

Friday, February 14th, 2:32 p.m. MST.

Denver approach air traffic controller Art Contu watched the blip on his radar screen. Contrails Airline’s flight 1917 had passed through its assigned altitude on its descent. Contu keyed his mic, “Contrails 1917, your crossing restriction at Fulla intersection is thirteen thousand. Climb and maintain thirteen thousand.”

Neither pilot responded. Contu frowned. “Contrails 1917, Denver approach. Your assigned altitude is thirteen, one three thousand feet. Climb and maintain thirteen thousand.”

“Contrails 1917 has a dual engine flameout.” The pilot’s voice was hurried. “We’re declaring an emergency and need vectors to land immediately.”

Contu leaned closer to his radar screen. He had worked numerous aircraft with emergencies, but not one that had lost power to all of its engines. “Contrails 1917, Denver international is three o’clock and ten miles. Turn right heading two six zero. Say fuel and souls onboard.”

The pilots didn’t acknowledge his instructions. The blip on his screen continued south, taking the Contrails flight away from the only airport to which they could glide, if they turned now.

Contu swallowed although his mouth was dry. Were the pilots too busy to reply? “Contrails 1917, Denver is at your three thirty and fifteen miles. Turn right heading two seven zero.”

“Two seven zero.” The Contrails pilot voice was high. His words strung together. “We need the fire trucks. We have no power.”

The blip on Contu’s screen turned towards the approach end of runway two-six lessening the tightness in his shoulders. “Contrails 1917, the emergency equipment has been alerted. Turn right heading two eight zero. Say fuel and souls on board.” The rescue workers needed that information to know how big a possible fire might be, and how many passengers, babies, and crewmembers would need to be pulled from the aircraft.

“United 865 going to tower,” the pilot of another flight said.

Contu squeezed his eyes shut, mentally kicking himself. He’d been so wrapped up in Contrails’ emergency he’d ignored the other aircraft he was sequencing onto final. United should have already been told to contact the control tower for landing clearance. After acknowledging United’s transmission, he gave instructions to a couple of other flights, picked up the phone and speed dialed the controller responsible for giving takeoff and landing clearances.

“Tower.”

“Contrails 1917, an ADB-150, has a total power loss.” Contu realized his voice was as rushed as the Contrails pilot’s. “I’m vectoring them for two-six.”

“They’ll be landing in a twenty knot crosswind. The runway hasn’t been plowed in an hour and has two inches of snow.”

“At the rate they’re losing altitude they’ll be lucky to make to any runway,” Contu said.

He hung up. “Contrails 1917 runway two-six is eight miles. Turn right two nine zero.” The crosswind pushed the flight south, away from the runway.

Contu was glad the snow that had been falling hard over the last several hours had let up. “Contrails 1917, Denver twelve hundred overcast, five miles in blowing snow. Wind three three zero at twenty gusting to thirty.” Contu wiped the sweat from his forehead. During a normal landing the pilots would’ve balked at landing on a runway with a crosswind that strong. Now they had no choice.

Although the pilots didn’t acknowledge Contu’s instructions, their blip turned further north.

The chair creaked when Contu squirmed after he noticed Contrails’ altitude read-out. They had descended to eight thousand feet, putting them twenty-seven hundred feet above the touchdown zone of two-six. At the rate they were losing altitude, they’d slam into the ground short of the runway tearing the airplane apart.

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Denver air traffic tower controller Bradley Messano cleared United flight 865 to land on runway three five left, then turned and looked out the tower’s windows to the east. He lifted a pair of binoculars to his eyes and spotted the landing lights. The Contrails ADB-150, an aircraft similar in size and appearance to a Boeing 737, descended at a rate that lodged his heart in his throat. It would hit short of the approach lights. The foot of new snow would cushion its touchdown, but would make it almost impossible for rescue workers to reach the passengers and crew.

The flight aimed at the end of the runway but continued to drop to fast. Messano’s heart thudded.

When it appeared the aircraft would impact, Messano braced himself on the counter surrounding the tower.

Except Contrails didn’t hit.

The aircraft flew at what looked like inches above the snow drifts. Then the right wing and nose rose. The left wingtip dragged through the snow, sluing the aircraft left.

The aircraft rose, the wings leveled, then banked right to realign with the runway.

The nose swung left and right with the wings rocking.

The aircraft cleared the approach lights by a few feet and continued to climb. “They’re going to make it,” Messano yelled out to no one in particular.

When over the end of the runway, the nose dropped. It swung to the south, pointing the airplane to the side of runway. Messano braced himself again. The aircraft would touchdown on the side of the runway. The snowbanks lining its edges would pull it off into the unplowed snow.

The right wing dipped, the nose slued to the north, rolling the wing further. The wingtip contacted the runway, yanking the nose further north.

The aircraft slammed down. The nose began to turn toward the center of the runway, but not before the right main gear caught the snow bank on the side of the runway and yanked the aircraft off the pavement.

“Shit,” Messano yelled.

The nose gear snapped off, dropping the nose. It plowed a furrow, sending a cloud of snow into the air making it impossible to see what happened for the next few seconds.

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Brazil Arrests One of World’s Most Active Serial Killers

handcuffed_man1A serial killer who has confessed to his crimes was arrested in Brazil this past week, and the number of people he is believed to have murdered makes him one of the most active of such criminals in modern history.

During interrogation by law enforcement, Tiago Rocha blogpost1admitted to killing thirty-nine people in only the past year and a half, primarily women and members of the homeless community. Including in this count were six women whose murders were connected to the gun recently found in Rocha’s home. While Rocha’s attorney insists that his client is innocent and the professions of guilt were made during intense questioning, many others say that Rocha’s cold descriptions of his victims, to whom he referred only by the number corresponding with the order they represent in his killing spree, and his acts of violence point to a guilty man with a lot of rage.

Ironically, Tiago Rocha worked as a security guard prior to his capture by authorities. So a man who was responsible for the safety of others turned out to be the worst nightmare of at least three dozen individuals who were shot during what Rocha pretended to be a robbery attempt before killing his victims and then fleeing. Rocha is said to have told police that he committed these murders as a way of reducing his anxiety.

If you look at a photo of Rocha, like the one I have posted above, you can sense an emptiness and lack of human connection in his eyes. And with such a characteristic, he joins the ranks of other serial killers who appeared to be normal and functioning members of society until you really looked into their eyes. It is unfortunate that we often cannot see the evil until it is too late.

I have spent a good part of my career learning and then writing about the criminal mind. What makes a man like Tiago Rocha determine that murder is the best way to relieve stress? Why did he choose the victims that he did? In the coming days and weeks, I hope we will find out more and learn from what is discovered.

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