Thomas & Mercer
Sydney Rose Parnell #2
WELCOME BACK TO THE BESTSELLER LISTS - BLOOD ON THE TRACKS by Barbara Nickless!
Late September, 2017:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2 Paid in Kindle Store
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
#1 in Kindle Store > Prime Reading > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
#1 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
As of December 1, 2017:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Women Sleuths
#1 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Women Sleuths
A Suspense Magazine Best of 2016 Books Selection: Debut
“A stunner of a thriller. From the first page to the last, Blood on the Tracks weaves a spell that only a natural storyteller can master. And a guarantee: you'll fall in love with one of the best characters to come along in modern thriller fiction, Sydney Rose Parnell.” —Jeffery Deaver, internationally bestselling author
“Beautifully written and heartbreakingly intense, this terrific and original debut is unforgettable. Please do not miss Blood on the Tracks. It fearlessly explores our darkest and most vulnerable places—and is devastatingly good. Barbara Nickless is a star.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha, and Mary Higgins Clark award winning author of Say No More
“Both evocative and self-assured, Barbara Nickless’s debut novel is an outstanding, hard-hitting story so gritty and real you feel it in your teeth. Do yourself a favor and give this bright talent a read.” —John Hart, multiple Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Redemption Road
“Nickless’s writing admirably captures the fallout from a war where even survivors are trapped, forever reliving their trauma.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Part mystery, part antiwar story, Nickless’s engrossing first novel, a series launch, introduces Sydney Rose Parnell...Nickless skillfully explores the dehumanizing effects resulting from the unspeakable cruelties of wartime as well as the part played by the loyalty soldiers owe to family and each other under stressful circumstances.” —Publishers Weekly
“Blood on the Tracks is a superb story that rises above the genre of mystery…It is a first-class read.” —The Denver Post
October 3, 2017 was Pub Day for DEAD STOP
Book Two in the bestselling Railroad Cop, Syndey Rose Parnell series
by BARBARA NICKLESS
“A deliciously twisted plot that winds through the dark corners of the past into the present where nothing—and nobody—is as they seem. Dead Stop is a first-rate, can’t-put-down mystery with a momentum that never slows. I am eager to see what Barbara Nickless comes up with next—she is definitely a mystery writer to watch.” —Margaret Coel, New York Times bestselling author of the Wind River Mystery series
"... riveting suspense. Nickless writes with the soul of a poet. Dead Stop is a dark and memorable book." – Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins
"The twists and turns ... are first-rate. Barbara Nickless has brought forth a worthy heroine in Sydney Parnell." - BVS Reviews
The search for a missing child leads a courageous railway cop down a twisted trail of murder.
As of December 1, 2017:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
#6 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
#11 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Women Sleuths
Barbara Nickless promised her mother she’d be a novelist when she grew up. What could be safer than sitting at a desk all day?
But an English degree and a sense of adventure took her down other paths—technical writer, raptor rehabilitator, astronomy instructor,
sword fighter, piano teacher and journalist. Now an award-winning author, she spends her free time snowshoeing, caving and hiking the
Colorado Rockies. Connect with her at Barbara Nickless
Amazon Author Rank
Amazon Author - December 1, 2017
#45 Overall (See top 100 authors)
#1 in Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
#2 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
#5 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
#6 in Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers
#12 in Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction
October 1, 2017 - was publication day for:
SNOW by Mike Bond
Mandevilla Press & Brilliance Audio
As of November 21, 2017:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148 Paid in Kindle Store
#6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime
#8 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Crime
#8 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thriller
A "captivating story of three friends on opposing sides of a betrayal...Bond tells his story in a crisp, propulsive prose that darts from sentence to sentence... He also has a sharp ear for dialogue and a knack for character development... Themes of the destructiveness of greed, both private and corporate; the sacredness of nature; and the primeval ways of mankind lend weight to... a well-paced tale with intricate story lines." - KIRKUS
"Called the 'master of the existentialist thriller' by the BBC, renowned author Mike Bond is back with a new release, Snow, following his 2016 book, Assassins. Ecologist, war and human rights journalist, poet and author, Bond has covered a lot of ground, and his knowledge of each subject only adds to the depth and complexity of every book he publishes. In this regard, Snow is no different from Bond's other books - beautifully developed characters, a twisting story line, each line bringing the scene and the characters to life. But all things considered, Snow is a unique book... More than just a thriller, Snow lights up the complexities of American culture, the tensions of morality and obligation, and the human search for love and freedom, all of which makes it clear that Bond is a masterful storyteller."- SACRAMENTO BEE
"Exploring the psyche, and the depths of human reasoning and drive, Snow is a captivating story, sure to thrill and startle readers, keeping them on edge from the beginning of the first chapter, to the end of the last." - BOOKTRIB
"Wow...need to take a breath after this non-stop action... The author drew me in to an action-packed thriller that wouldn't let go. The heart pounding scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. This well-written narrative culminated with an ending that I will continue to think about for a long time." - GOODREADS
"I have always described Mike Bond as a lyric writer, someone whose prose is so beautiful you just enjoy immersing yourself in it. In all of his books, the environment is a major physical part of the story. In his latest effort, the snow is a constant feature, but does not play as great a role as in his earlier works. This book is unique in that none of the major players is a hero. Everyone in the story is human, and displays flaws that result from being human... From the lights of Las Vegas to the towers of Manhattan, to the blowing snows of the Rockies, the action and suspense continue unabated. This is a fantastic story, told beautifully. - NETGALLEY
"This being the month for gritty noir, let's turn next to Snow (Mandevilla Press, $15.99,250 pages) by Mike Bond... At its best, which is most of the time, Bond's latest reads like a less showy and manipulative No Country for Old Men. A simple story at its heart that warps into a splendid morality tale, Snow is wrapped as tightly as a Christmas bow and just as much fun as what's inside the box." - PROVIDENCE SUNDAY JOURNAL
September 5, 2017 - Publication Day for:
The Ruin of Angels: A Novel of the Craft Sequence
By Max Gladstone
Max Gladstone returns with The Ruin of Angels, the sixth novel in the Hugo-nominated Craft Sequence, which The Washington Post calls "the best kind of urban fantasy" and NPR calls "sharp, original, and passionate"
"Gladstone packs a lot into his tale (including a brilliant sequence in which Kai encounters another trans person who lacked Kai’s access to divine resources), and longtime readers may find some of his choices surprising."
--Publishers Weekly Starred Review, on Ruin of Angels
The God Wars destroyed the city of Alikand. Now, a century and a half and a great many construction contracts later, Agdel Lex rises in its place. Dead deities litter the surrounding desert, streets shift when people aren’t looking, a squidlike tower dominates the skyline, and the foreign Iskari Rectification Authority keeps strict order in this once-independent city—while treasure seekers, criminals, combat librarians, nightmare artists, angels, demons, dispossessed knights, grad students, and other fools gather in its ever-changing alleys, hungry for the next big score.
Priestess/investment banker Kai Pohala (last seen in Full Fathom Five) hits town to corner Agdel Lex’s burgeoning nightmare startup scene, and to visit her estranged sister Ley. But Kai finds Ley desperate at the center of a shadowy, and rapidly unravelling, business deal. When Ley ends up on the run, wanted for a crime she most definitely committed, Kai races to track her sister down before the Authority finds her first. But Ley has her own plans, involving her ex-girlfriend, a daring heist into the god-haunted desert, and, perhaps, freedom for an occupied city. Because Alikand might not be completely dead—and some people want to finish the job.
Into a Dark Frontier
Debut Novel by John Mangan
"Into a Dark Frontier is cut from the same cloth as the best of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor."
"John Mangan's Into a Dark Frontier is a powerful, realistic, and daringly unique international thriller. Its near-future plotline is as brilliantly crafted as it is dark and foreboding, and the action scenes are visceral and utterly thrilling. Tormented but able Slade Crawford is a perfect anti-hero to root for, and Into a Dark Frontier is a surefire winner of a debut."
-Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"A riveting imagined what-if so real you wonder if it might even be possible. Tense, intelligent, harsh, and surprising, this thrill ride is drum tight in its execution.”
-Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author
"Into a Dark Frontier is an international thriller of rare depth and complexity that would make the likes of John Le Carre and Robert Ludlum proud. But John Mangan goes both of them one better by injecting into the mix a loner hero with a gunfighter mentality fit for taming continents as well as frontiers, with Africa subbing for the Old West. A vision splendidly realized and tale wondrously executed."
-Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author
“Mangan’s debut reads like he couldn’t get the words out and onto the page fast enough, which translates into a…blazingly fast and fun action thriller.”
In the near future, Africa collapses into an enormous failed state, leaving the continent lawless and severely depopulated. For most, the breakdown brings horror, but for others?the outcast, the desperate, the criminal, and the insane?it allows unparalleled opportunity: a new frontier of danger and unlimited possibility.
In America, ex-Navy SEAL Slade Crawford, emotionally crippled after twenty years of frontline combat, the dissolution of his marriage, and the accidental death of his son is falsely accused of terrorism. Slade flees to Africa to build a new life and escape his past, but he is captured by an enigmatic American colonel, Gary Kraven, and blackmailed into tracking down a blood cult that is rampaging across the sub-Sahara. Struggling to stay alive and to free himself from Kraven’s grasp, Slade pursues the cult across the lawless African frontier. He soon learns that nothing is as it seems and that he is standing at the epicenter of a global struggle that will determine the course of history. Slade must decide whether to fight for his life or his honor?he can't have both.
August Pub from Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster
Without Fear or Favor: A Novel (A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller Book 29)
by Robert K. Tanenbaum
“Energetic…Tanenbaum, himself a lawyer, writes with brio and brings the final, decisive courtroom scenes to satisfying life.”
- Publishers Weekly
In the twenty-ninth novel in the New York Times bestselling Karp-Ciampi series featuring “the best fictional prosecuting attorney in literature” (Mark Lane, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Butch Karp and his wife Marlene Ciampi must stop a radical organization of armed militants bent on the cold-blooded murder of uniformed on-duty police officers.
When a cop shoots down the son of a respected inner-city Baptist preacher, the community rises up in anger and demands to have the officer prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But there’s something more than a call for justice at work here: a plot to bring down the city’s police force through a conspiracy so vast and malicious only Butch Karp and his band of truth-seekers can untangle it.
Full of Tanenbaum’s signature page turning intense action and heart pounding suspense from “one hell of a writer” (New York Post), Without Fear or Favor will keep you guessing until the final scene.
July Pub from Post Hill House
NO SURRENDER: Faith, Family, and Finding Your Way by Patrick Bisher with Jon Land, Post Hill Press.
"I couldn't put it down. A memoir that reads like a thriller, and a real-life hero who pushes through unimaginable obstacles,
No Surrender is not only an aptly-named book, it's also a winner." -- Grant Blackwood
May 2017 was Pub Month for SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and is now in its 6th printing.
"Kristy Woodson Harvey cuts to the heart of what it means to be a born and bred Southerner,
complete with the unique responsibilities, secrets and privileges that conveys. Discover four women
who are at once different yet utterly the same, and a town that you won’t ever want to leave.
Interior design, family secrets, life on the coast… it’s easy to see why everyone is buzzing about
SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE." -- Cassandra King
Kristy Woodson Harvey is a born-and-bred North Carolina girl who loves all four seasons—especially
fall in Chapel Hill, where she attended college, and summer in Beaufort, where she and her family spend
every free moment. The author of Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love, Kristy is also the founder
of the popular interior design blog Design Chic.
For dramatic rights contact Bob Diforio
Mike Bond's ASSASSINS
"An exhilarating spy novel that offers equal amounts of ingenuity and intrigue."
A reader's review:
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm very glad I read it
I heard about this book on my local radio station. I'm very glad I read it.
It is the story of the career of a Special Services officer during his 40 year career.
During the journey, the book takes the reader on a review of the history of Middle East.
I'm old enough to remember these situations, but anyone interested in the recent history
of the Middle Eastern and the West (especially the U.S.) should read this right away.
It is excellent and one of those books which draw the reader forward, almost turning pages
for you) With what is happening in the Middle East right now, everyone should know the stories
which are in this book.
Brilliance Audio has purchased the World English Audio Rights to ten Mike Bond Books from
Mandevilla Press and has and is publishing them all in 2017:
The Last Savanna
House of Jaguar
Also to be published by Mandevilla Press in 2018 (and Brilliance, simultaneously)
Translation and Dramatic Rights are available for all of the Mike Bond works.
Contact Bob Diforio
DARK WATCH, THE SKELETON COAST, PLAGUE SHIP, CORSAIR, THE SILENT SEA, and THE JUNGLE
Books 3 - 8 in
The Oregon Series by Clive Cussler with Jack DuBrul are international bestsellers.
JACK DU BRUL:
The 7 books in Jack DuBrul's Philip Mercer action adventure series are available for [certain] translation rights and film:
Jack's books have been published in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Australia/New Zealand, Japan and Thailand
The Medusa Stone
River of Ruin
Deep Fire Rising
World Rights to books 8 & 9 in the series have been purchased by Doubleday.
Contact Bob Diforio for film or translation interest in
Vulcan's Forge through Havoc.
* Two new Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D. books, ANXIETY FREE: Unravel Your Fears Before They Unravel You and
HERE COMES THE SUN:
Answers to Overcoming Your Depression
Dr. Leahy is
Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy
President, International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy
President, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
and author of The Worry Cure [which has earned over $100,000 with ten foreign sales]
see Bob Leahy ; hear Bob Leahy on the Dennis Prager Radio Show