Mayhem 337: Memoir of a Combat Advisor in Afghanistan

Late in 2008 Chad Rickard deployed as a member of an Embedded Transition Team to the highly contested Khost Province of Eastern Afghanistan. As a senior infantry advisor, Rickard embedded with the Afghan Army and spent nine months slugging it out with Haqqani Taliban along the Pakistan border region in a deadly battle for control of the Spera District. His riveting memoir brings recognition and honor to the Embedded Transition Team legacy that is but a footnote in U.S. military history. $4.99 o... [Read More...]

Free: Survive the Night

Bailey Chambers fell hard for daring SWAT cop Conall O’Rourke. Then a glimpse into his violent job scared her into dumping him. Con is determined to win back the woman he loves. But when they wind up trapped with a crew of ruthless killers, they must work as a team. Each offers the ultimate sacrifice…hoping the other will survive the night. Free on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

Free: Come Work For Me

I needed a CFO and I got a mouthy, dominant, stunningly beautiful vixen instead. Having to retire from the military early was never in the long-term plans for my life. And when I lost my leg, my drive doubled. I’ve built my billion-dollar financial company from the ground up, but I need to groom a numbers person to help keep things humming. Lilac is the perfect pick. She’s not going to let anything get by her. Including me. Never in my life have I butted heads with someone so hard, but the ... [Read More...]

Top 20 Mystery Book Blogs

If you’re a mystery, thriller, spy or crime fiction author you’ve probably looked for blogs, at some point, that are willing to review your book. Mystery blogs not only offer editorial reviews, but they can also publish your guest posts, or even interview you. Getting your book reviewed by a good blog is just one piece in the larger  book promotion process. But it’s an important piece because avid readers in the mystery genre converge on blogs to find and discover new books. After sle... [Read More...]

The Cozy Mystery Genre

As the days become shorter and colder this winter, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and a great book. With familiar characters, quaint settings, and a happy ending every time, you can escape from the busy holiday season with the perfect cozy mystery novel.   Common Elements of Cozy Mysteries Cozy mysteries, a sub-genre of the mystery genre, are well-named due to their common tropes and themes. In a cozy mystery, the protagonist is usu... [Read More...]

Techno-Thriller vs Sci-Fi: What’s the Difference?

New York Times bestselling author Blake Crouch excitedly told one writer that, “The techno-thriller will become the genre of the 21st Century.” He might not be wrong; techno-thrillers are thriving and selling well around the world, but they’re often mistakenly categorized as different genres. It’s not uncommon for readers, or even literary agents, to classify techno-thriller novels as other genres.
Distinctions Between Science Fiction and Techno-thrillers
Both of these genres have severa... [Read More...]

Amateur Sleuth Mystery Novels

Although legal thrillers and police procedurals are exciting sub genres in mystery fiction, sometimes readers want a protagonist that isn’t a detective or a member of law enforcement. Amateur sleuth mysteries feature an ordinary protagonist with a relatively normal life who tries to solve a crime that’s typically far out of their realm of knowledge. There’s something endearing about a main character, who has no expertise or experience, investigating and solving crimes before those trained ... [Read More...]