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Vengeance on Tyneside - Review by Martha A. Cheves

 

Perhaps she was allowing her over-active mind to take control.  She had done that twice before in recent months and both times it had almost taken her to the point of being murdered.  Maybe this time she should walk away.  But when she heard the cry again, she knew she couldn't do that.  Someone needed help.  Looking around, she realized the sound was coming from the row of rubbish bins lined up by a wall, not too far from where she was standing... having reached the rubbish bins, she took a deep breath before peering behind them.  For a moment, despite having prepared herself for the worst, Agnes was stunned at the sight of a young woman lying there.  Her hands were clutched to her chest, desperately trying to stem the flow of blood streaming from her body and pooling on the concrete ground beneath her.


Agnes Lockwood has just returned from a trip to the coast.  Her plans are to meet with DCI Alan Johnson for a nice quiet evening.  Well, she soon finds out that the nice quiet evening won't be so quiet after all.  She ends up finding herself in the middle of not one murder but 3 plus an attempt.  What do these people have in common?  Can she and the DCI find out and stop them before more occur?

 

This book had me fooled from the beginning.  I had four suspects.  The person I had as my major suspect turned out to be innocent.  That narrowed it down to three.  I was close but still didn't come up with the real killer.  And Author Eileen Thornton didn't disclose the killer until the last few pages.  If you like a good suspense, this is one you don't want to miss. 

 

This book also left with an opening for the next book, which I hope makes it my way very soon.

 

 

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Penny The Railway Pup - Review by Martha A. Cheves

 

"Until recently there was a gypsy encampment on the waste ground near the railway station.  There was a knock on my door and two little girls were standing there, maybe eight to ten years old, with the older of the two holding a puppy in her arms.  You could tell they were sisters just by looking at them.   They told me they'd been out playing and saw that the gypsies had gone so they went to take a look in the field near the station where they'd camped, in case they'd left anything behind.  From the scruffy state of their clothes, their white socks covered in mud and muck, and their dirty faces, I could tell they'd had a really good time exploring the old gypsy site.  They walked towards the railway station, and on the other side of the fence, they saw something moving a few yards along the tracks.  They soon realized it was a little dog.  They followed the fence and realized that the puppy had a rope round its neck and that the rope was caught up on the track.  They knew that if a train came along the poor little puppy would probably be hit and killed by the engine.  They climbed the fence and ran to the puppy.  It took a few minutes to free it from the track and the elder girl picked her up and reassured her."  This was the rescue of the little puppy that became Penny the Railway Pup.

 

"The whole meaning of the word 'pet' when applied to a dog, speaks to me of a member of the family, one who shares the home and the life of their owner, not a 'thing' to be kept outdoors in all weathers and left to suffer in a freezing kennel or worse during the rages of winter.  Even working dogs, kept as guard dogs for example, need warmth and comfort in the depths of winter, otherwise how can they be expected to fulfill their role of protecting their owner's property?" - Brian L. Porter

 

I have read all four of the Rescue Dog books and can't help but admire Author Brian L. Porter and his family.  The love, affection and care that they provide for those that probably wouldn't make it otherwise shows me how much we forget about what we call 'our animals.'  He is totally correct in reminding us that they aren't just pets, they are members of our own family and should be treated as so.  If you're a dog lover, this is a must read book.  If you aren't a dog lover, read it anyway and maybe you'll become one.

 

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Art by Jeffrey Ray Hayes. Click for larger view.

There is nothing quite as exciting as having a new piece of art hit your inbox. Today, #TheSummerofSnow kicked into high gear for me today with the arrival of the new SNOW POSTER art by the amazingly talented Jeffrey Hayes. I am absolutely blown away by this piece. You can definitely expect to see this as a banner at conventions in 2020 and will no doubt be used in multiple places. I love it! A bug, big, BIG SHOUT OUT to Jeffrey for this amazing piece! Now, I just need to write an epic Snow thriller to fit this image. Ha! Ha!

 

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Says Hayes about the cover, "Was hoping to get this done a bit sooner, but here is the final poster / cover illustration for author Bobby Nash’s “Snow” series. I hope he will get good use out of the art for a possible future book cover or promotion of his series. Have a great weekend. enjoy!"

 

If you want to see more of Jeffrey Hayes incredible artwork, check out his Plasmafire Graphics site. If you need a cover or a poster, Jeffrey comes highly recommended.

 

Snow is published by BEN Books. Learn more about the series HERE.

 

There's more #TheSummerofSnow goodies to come. Keep watching this space as well as www.bobbynash.com and www.ben-books.com for more.

 

Thanks again, Jeffrey!

 

Bobby

 
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#TheSummerofSnow Strikes Again! 

 

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Congratulations to Bill Sartain, the winner of tonight's Snow Falls Prize Pack on author Brian K MorrisClever Title Pending Facebook LIVE! Snow author Bobby Nash joined Brian earlier this evening at www.facebook.com/briankmorris1956 for great conversation, wonderful networking, and to give away one FREE Snow Falls prize pack, which includes one Snow Falls ebook and one Snow Falls audiobook (narrated by Stuart Gauffi, written by Bobby Nash) to the lucky winner. A Big Thanks to Brian K. Morris for hosting this #TheSummerofSnow edition of Clever Title Pending.

Snow Falls is available in paperbackebookaudio, and hardcover (in the Snow Series 1, Vol. 1 collection). You can read it, and all BEN Books titles for FREE with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.
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Learn more about Snow Falls and the other Snow series books at www.ben-books.com and below.

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SNOW FALLS

A novella by Bobby Nash

 

After a near fatal encounter while deep undercover in South America, Abraham Snow retires from his work as a government operative, moving in with his grandfather during his recuperation. Once there, however, Abraham realizes that his grandfather has an ulterior motive: He wants Abraham to join the family business, Snow Security Consulting.

 

Abraham, however, soon learns that working with his family can be just as treacherous as deep cover work - especially when caught in the crossfire between his father and grandfather. But when an assassination plot against a visiting dignitary puts the entire family at risk, Abraham must use all of his talents and contacts to keep them safe.

 

SNOW FALLS is the first book in the continuing adventures of Abraham Snow.

 

“Bobby Nash is my 'go to' guy for thrills and kills on the page, and Snow is why...”

-- Paul Bishop, author of Lie Catchers, Croaker

 

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SNOW FALLS is now available for purchase at the following:

Amazon US (paperback)

Amazon UK (paperback)

Amazon CA (paperback)

Barnes and Noble (paperback)

Books-A-Million (paperback)

Book Depository (paperback)

Saxo (paperback)

IndieBound (paperback)

Amazon US (Kindle)

Amazon UK (Kindle)

Amazon CA (Kindle)

Amazon DE (Kindle)

Amazon FR (Kindle)

Amazon ES (Kindle)

Amazon IT (Kindle)

Amazon NL (Kindle)

Amazon JP (Kindle)

Amazon BR (Kindle)

Amazon MX (Kindle)

Amazon AU (Kindle)

Amazon IN (Kindle)

 

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Snow Falls audio cover

Audible US (audio)

Amazon US (audio)

Amazon CA (audio)

Amazon UK (audio)

iTunes (audio)

Audible UK (audio)

Audible FR (audio)

Audible DE (audio)

Apple Books (audio)

 

Read a SNOW FALLS excerpt HERE.

Snow Falls on IndieView-- a new interview with Bobby Nash, author of Snow Falls.


Check out a sample chapter of SNOW FALLS on Youtube.

Listen to Bobby and Stuart discuss SNOW FALLS on the Earth Station One podcast HERE.

 

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Your summer forecast calls for Snow! 

 

It's The Summer of Snow at BEN Books! Get caught up on Abraham Snow's adventures at Snow Central! Snow's adventures can be read for FREE if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. Also, if you sign up for Audible, you can download two Snow audio adventures for FREE. What a fantastic deal! #thesummerofsnow

 

The SNOW series is written by award-winning author Bobby Nash.

The Snow audio books are narrated by Stuart Gauffi.

Series 1 cover art by Dennis Calero.

Published by BEN Books

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Silent Voices - Fran Lewis, Author

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Silent Voices - Review by Martha A. Cheves

 

All my life I had to struggle and work hard for everything that I ever needed. So, why not take advantage of a situation?  My grandmother, Gertie, was frail and much older, needing constant care at home. Her mind was sharp, but her legs were weak. She could no longer shop for herself  and going to the bank to deposit her disability checks had become a real chore. Each one of us had a different father, and not one of us had all of the conveniences that life should have given us. So, we joined forces to get what we deserved from our grandmother. My sisters and I had decided to take on the responsibility of her daily care. Of course, I felt, as they did, that we deserved something for our efforts. Moving into her huge house was not a problem, as she had six bedrooms, three baths, and enough closet space for everyone. The house was amazing, and the kitchen was state of the art. Taking some of what she had was not a problem until she began to realize that something was wrong.

 

The four granddaughters pool their ideas and resources to take over what their grandmother has worked her whole life to have.  BUT… the situation takes a turn when Gertie turns the tables on them.

Each of the stories within this book are voices beneath the tombstones.  How they got there and why.  These voices make you wonder just how many other voices are out there, never to be heard and never to be avenged for their demise.

 

 

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4th of July Book Sale! Today only, take 10% off on print books by author Bobby Nash and others from www.lulu.com. Use code LULU10 at checkout to get the discount. Find BEN Books Lulu page HERE.

Bobby Nash books available in this sale include:
SNOW Series 1, Vol. 1 dustjacket hardcoverSNOW Series 1, Vol. 1 hardcoverEvil Ways dustjacket hardcoverEvil Ways hardcoverSanderson of Metro paperbackSanderson of Metro hardcoverThe Sentinels "Alternate Visions" paperback, and Daring Dames Diaries paperback.

Celebrating Independence Day with Independent Creators.

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This week's chapter.

SUICIDE BOMB continues! A new chapter posts to Patreon on May 28, 2019 at midnight EST. If you're a subscriber, you can read it HERE!


Join us on Patreon for this and other exclusives. Subscriptions start as low as $1. $5 a month gets you into the book of the month club.

In this chapter of Suicide Bomb: While Jacks deals with a family matter, Agent Patterson and Detective Walker question their suspects. Are they sitting face to face with The Controller? Meanwhile, Secretary if Defense Conrad puts pressure on Secret Service Director McHenry to solve the case before The Controller strikes again.
 
Suicide Bomb is a Patreon exclusive serialized novel by Bobby Nash and published by BEN Books.
 
As always, your support is appreciated.

Bobby
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SUICIDE BOMB CHAPTER 26 DEBUTS!


The countdown continues... The latest chapter of Suicide Bomb has been released at www.patreon.com/bobbynash.

This Patreon exclusive serialized novel chronicles DC Metro Homicide Detective Catherine Jackson and Secret Service Agent Samantha Patterson teaming up to track down a malicious killer who has developed a way to turn anyone into a killer. Can they stop him before he triggers the next killer? New chapters debut every Tuesday at www.patreon.com/bobbynash and for as little as $1, $3, or $5 a month, you can unlock this novel and more. 

 
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Death on Tyneside - Review by Martha A. Cheves

 

"You want to be involved in solving this murder case.  Hasn't it sunk in yet how close you came to being murdered yourself, the last time you poked your nose into a murder inquiry?"

"Alan, I know I very nearly got myself killed a few months ago."  Agnes took his arm and they restarted their walk down the corridor.  "But I got through that.  Look at me.  I'm still here - alive and well, and ready to be involved in this case.  If the body had been found by someone else, then I might have stayed out of it.  Might,"  she repeated, wagging her finger at him.  "But it wasn't.  It was found by me.  And now I want to see it through."  She stopped walking and swung around in front of him.  "Alan, please, I need to see this through."


Agnes Lockwood has returned to Tyneside after spending a few weeks visiting her sons in Australia.  This is where she was from and the ties were pulling her back.  Or was it Chief Inspector Alan Johnson who was connected to those ties?  The two had gone to school together and Alan had always had a crush on her.  Now, after marriages and many years, they met again and Alan finds his feelings are still there and stronger than ever.  

 

In her first visit, she and Alan had eaten dinner and were walking back to her hotel when they found a body laying on the sidewalk.  The investigation into this murder almost got Agnes killed.  Now she's back and finds herself in the middle of yet another murder.

 

I've read everything Eileen Thornton has written and must say that she grabs me from the beginning and all the way through to the end.  She fills her writings with twists and turns that keep you guessing and flipping the pages to see what happens next.  I love her work and can't wait for Book 3 of the Agnes Lockwood Mysteries.

 

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On Friday, May 3rd, join me at the first annual TigerCon 2019 at Tucker High School in Tucker, GA (1:30 - 5:30) The event is open to students only from 1:30 - 3:30 then open to the public from 3:30 - 5:30. 

I will be on a panel at 4:30 called Breathing Life into Your Main Character with Violette Meier, Carrier Tupper, and Jason Beyer. Please, stop by and say hello. 

I hope to see you there.

 
Bobby
 
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Big congratulations to the winners of The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, including my friend, Mark Maddox, who once again took home the prestigious Artist of the Year award. Congratulations, pal. You get to be the guy all the other horror artists are aiming to beat next year! Proud of ya, pal!

See all of The Rondo winners HERE.

If you don't know Mark Maddox's work, definitely check out http://maddoxplanet.com and his posts on social media.

 
Mark's work has been on a couple of my covers including Evil Ways and ESO Tales of the Station Vol. 1, He also drew the cover for the upcoming Strong Will graphic novel I co-wrote with Michael Gordon.

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My Life for Her - Review by Martha A. Cheves

 

With so many commuters bustling about, it was difficult to catch sight of the supposed drug dealer, but Tex spotted him as he slipped onto the train at the last minute.  As Rob followed him to the seats closest to the front door, Tex lowered his voice to a whisper and said, "That dude's either a crooked cop or a member of the cartel.  Worse, I think he's onto us.  We've gotta get rid of him, before our cover's blown."


Rob looked toward the rear of the car.  "Yeah, the dude gives me a bad feeling too."


Tex was silent as the attendant came around to check their tickets, but then he whispered, "Listen, Doc, if he comes into this car, we'll get up and head to the one in front.  You go through the door first, and I'll wait for him behind it."


"Then what?" Rob asked.


"Then... Well, I think I can handle it from there," Tex said with a grin.

 

Rob Marrino, is a 31 year old Vietnam Vet who is now a Pikeville, NJ policeman.  Life has had its up and downs as he and his wife Beth Anne deal with wartime memories and paranoia.  They have settled down quite well with Beth Anne working at the hospital while their two children are in school.  Then the bottom falls out when Rob does a high speed chase with a car that not only contains 2 Colombian drug runners but more drugs than the Pikeville police have ever seen.  It gets even worse when one of the  dealers is shot and killed with the surviving one promising Rob that he will pay for his interference.  Those words come back to haunt him when his worse nightmare comes true and he, along with a fellow Vet, end up in Columbia. 

 

This book is so intent!  It's filled with action and narrow escapes.  I would like to see this one made into a "Made for TV Movie." 

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EARTH STATION ONE GOES TO HELL WITH HELLBOY!

It's always a great time when I visit with my buddies on the Earth Station One podcast. This week, I stopped by to talk all things Hellboy.

Give it a listen HERE.

Bobby

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The Earth Station One Podcast – Hellboy Movie Review

Listen up, ladies and gentlemen! Out there is a fifth-century sorceress who wants to bring down the curtain on London and the world. Time to unleash the big red beast with the mean right hook. Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, and Brett Allan investigate the new entry in the Hellboy franchise. Plus, the Misbehavin’ Maidens tout their new album, “Swearing Is Caring.” All this, along with Ashley’s Box Office Buzz, Angela’s Geek Girl Take, Michelle’s Iconic Rock Moments, Kahn Report, and Shout Outs!

Earth Station One wants to hear from you. Please write us at earthstationone@esonetwork.com. Feedback is always welcome, and please subscribe and rate the show up on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, or wherever fine podcasts are found.

Table of Contents

0:00:00 Show Open

0:16:58 Ashley’s Box Office Buzz

0:19:14 Chat with the Misbehavin’Maidens About New Kickstarter

0:38:44 Hellboy Movie Review

1:22:42 A Geek Girl’s Take

1:26:54 The Khan Report

1:30:31 Show Close

Listen to The Earth Station One Podcast episode 468 – Hellboy Movie Review  HERE.

 
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Big congrats to all involved with the Tales of the Interstellar Bartenders Guild, the winner of the Pulp Factory Award for Best Anthology tonight at the Windy City Pulp and Paper con. It was an honor to be part of this award-winning book that was published by Pro Se Productions. 


Learn more about the Tales of the Interstellar Bartenders Guild book HERE.

From Pro Se Productions about the win: Tales of the Interstellar Bartenders Guild wins the Pulp Factory Award for Best Anthology! Congratulations to Pro Se Productions, all the writers, and especially Aubrey Stephens for creating the concept. And Stuart Bergman, the person who sparked the whole discussion that led to this book, you were remembered and you are missed, Shorty.
 
Congratulations to all involved.
 
Bobby

TALES OF THE INTERSTELLAR BARTENDERS GUILD A pulpy sci-fi anthology

 

2019 PULP FACTORY AWARD WINNER - BEST ANTHOLOGY

 

 

BELLY UP TO THE BAR FOR SCIENCE FICTION THRILLS-‘TALES OF THE INTERSTELLAR BARTENDERS GUILD’ DEBUTS!

 

The Future. Humanity has spread through the galaxy, along with innumerable other races and creatures. In the thousands of solar systems that men have reached you’ll find monarchies, dictatorships, anarchies, utopia, dystopia, and utter chaos. But one slightly stumbling thread weaves through every world, every society– The Interstellar Bartenders Guild.As man took the leap out it seems that bartenders had something to do with it. These are stories of how they provided the shove for said leap. There are fistfights, love and lust, exotic bars, drunks, and a Guild Master with a mystery. Most of all you’ll find people- good, bad, lost, found, and somewhere in the middle. Mankind has grasped the stars but the problems that have been around since a thousand year ago are still with them a thousand years from now. Good thing they have the Bartenders of the Guild to help them solve their problems. Sometimes you run into people who change your life for the best even while at their worst, regardless of what star you are circling. Those people are called Bartenders.TALES OF THE INTERSTELLAR BARTENDERS GUILD. From Pro Se Productions.

 

Tales of the Interstellar Bartenders Guild features stories by authors Aubrey Stephens, Morgan McKay, H. Blalock, Dale Kesterson, Kimberly Richardson, R. L. Jones, Herika Raymer, J. H. Fleming, Tommy Hancock, Bobby Nash, Robert J. Krog, Terry Alexander, and Phillip Drayer Duncan.

 

TALES OF THE INTERSTELLAR BARTENDERS GUILD is now available for purchase at the following:

Amazon US (paperback)

Amazon UK (paperback)

Amazon CA (paperback)

Amazon US (ebook)

Amazon UK (ebook)

Amazon CA (ebook)

You can also read this title for FREE with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

 

Bobby's story in this anthology collection is called Ol' Jake. Ol’ Jake was not unique in the galaxy. Stop by any bar at any of the planets along the galactic arm the locals referred to as the Antares Beltway and you’ll find Ol’ Jake there. He’ll be the one behind the bar, slinging drinks and entertaining the guests. He might not always look the same-- and sometimes he might actually be a she or an it depending on your destination-- but at the core, each and every one of them is ‘Ol Jake. Ol’ Jake was an android barkeep and this is his story. Well, one of them at least.

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The Haunted Heist - Angie Fox, Author

 

The Haunted Heist - Review by Martha A. Cheves

Frankie had the power to show me the supernatural world.  With his help, I'd been able to see and interact with some of the ghosts here in town.  We'd saved my house; we'd solved a murder.  Two of them, actually.  We'd made some positive changes in Sugarland, not that he cared about helping anyone but himself.  And I had been trying to free him.  It was just that nothing had worked yet.

So who is this Frankie that has the power to take Verity Long into the supernatural?  Why is she trying to free him and from what?  These are just some of the fun questions that you can find the answers to by reading the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries Series.  I will tell you that Frankie lives in a trash can and Verity lives in a house she inherited from her grandmother.  But the fun part was learning how Frankie ended up in the trash can and why Verity is living in a house with no furnishings.

From the very first two books in this series - Southern Spirits and The Skeleton in the Closet, I found myself caught up in the suspense of a murder with a touch of humor.  I've laughed at the very odd pet that lives with Verity and how Frankie tends to get her into trouble in a world that most would never dream of visiting.  I feel for her as she struggles to make ends meet after her almost mother-in-law took everything away from her.  I feel joy for her as her feelings for Ellis grow.  And I hold my breath as she risks her own life to bring justice to those who need it.  This is a series that I hope will never end and I'm really looking forward to reading Book 4 in the series - Deader Homes & Gardens.

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