Indian Man Kills His Daughter’s Alleged Rapist

IndiaWhen you see a horrible crime described on the evening news, do you ever stop and think about what you would do if someone you loved was a victim of such brutality? I imagine it must be incredibly difficult for the parents of a murdered child to sit in a courtroom and stare at the person who is accused of harming their son or daughter without wanting to lunge in rage. It is our natural instinct to protect and defend those we love.

In my series of novels featuring Emily Stone, the protagonist takes it upon herself to seek vigilante justice for some of the most vicious criminals lurking in society. Recently in India, a man took matters into his own hands in exacting what he believed to be appropriate punishment for his 14-year-old daughter’s alleged rapist.

Vinod Kumar invited his neighbor over for dinner but after the meal was complete, they did not sit around with a glass of wine and talk about current events. Instead, Kumar gagged his guest, burned his genitals, and then strangled him. Kumar turned himself into police the next day and is now in jail facing murder charges.

It can be difficult when you are told to let the legal system do its job in punishing violent criminals, especially in a country like India in which rape is often excused or turned around to be a point of shame for the victim and her family. But is there also some danger in one man determining the fate of another before guilt has been verified? Does this perpetuate the cycle of violence?

What do you think? Placing yourself in the position of parent whose child has been the victim of an awful crime, could you see wanting to seek revenge by your own hands?

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Emily Stone Crime-Thriller Series

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Guest Author: Benjamin Sobieck and The Invisible Hand

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Synopsis:

Wil Reynolds doesn’t remember murdering two of his neighbors in the small North Dakota town of Betrug. He’ll need to think fast, because the sheriff just hired a ruthless vigilante to hunt him down in the chaos of the modern day oil boom. It’ll take a hitchhiker with a solid gold raccoon phallus around her neck, a delusional “man camp” crime boss and sightings of strange shadow people at night for Wil to unravel the murders and discover the disturbing truth at the heart of the oil boom.

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It’s the newest way to vote for your favorites on Amazon. I urge you to check it out!

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Emily Stone Crime-Thriller Series

Crime has a new nemesis and her name is Emily Stone. She will continue to hunt serial killers and child abductors as long as they are out there.

This is her life. Tag along with vigilante detective Emily Stone in a first time ever “live action” novel short film. Be sure to watch it full screen, turn up the volume, and enjoy.

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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

Crime has a new nemesis and her name is Emily Stone. She will continue to hunt serial killers and child abductors as long as they are out there.

This is her life. Tag along with vigilante detective Emily Stone in a first time ever “live action” novel short film. Be sure to watch it full screen, turn up the volume, and enjoy.

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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.”

Available at:

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Emily Stone Crime-Thriller Series

NOVEL FILM SHORT

Crime has a new nemesis and her name is Emily Stone. She will continue to hunt serial killers and child abductors as long as they are out there.

This is her life. Tag along with vigilante detective Emily Stone in a first time ever “live action” novel short film. Be sure to watch it full screen, turn up the volume, and enjoy.

Click here to watch Short Film Trailer

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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

Crime has a new nemesis and her name is Emily Stone. She will continue to hunt serial killers and child abductors as long as they are out there.

This is her life. Tag along with vigilante detective Emily Stone in a first time ever “live action” novel short film. Be sure to watch it full screen, turn up the volume, and enjoy.

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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!

Now for only 99 cents!

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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.

You can find all of Gary Ponzo’s books on Amazon

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Emily Stone Crime-Thriller Series

by Jennifer Chase

Crime has a new nemesis and her name is Emily Stone. She will continue to hunt serial killers and child abductors as long as they are out there.

This is her life. Tag along with vigilante detective Emily Stone in a first time ever “live action” novel short film. Be sure to watch it full screen, turn up the volume, and enjoy.

Click here to watch Short Film Trailer

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