Cover update: A new look for the Cassidy Jones series

iAi founding member Elise Stokes has released a brand-new look for her bestselling Cassidy Jones series. The first of the new covers will appear on the fifth volume in the series, Cassidy Jones & the Eternal Flame. Eternal Flame-eBook   The new covers are designed by Twinartdesign, available through 99designs.   "The new look for the series will really appeal to my target audience," says the author.

Look for Cassidy Jones & the Eternal Flame on your e-book retail site in February. In the meantime, check out Elise Stokes' previous books:

What it's about

Some boundaries should never be crossed…

The diabolic Metal Woman takes three people hostage. Her ransom demand: the location of a mysterious and unprecedented weapon, rumored to have been a gift to the Third Reich from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

When a rescue attempt goes sideways, Cassidy Jones seeks justice. Her quest leads her to the Seattle Underground, where she falls into the grip of an inexplicable evil. Cassidy learns too late that her desire for revenge may cost the life of someone she loves.

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Trojan: A new book from bestseller Alan McDermott

Trojan, a new thriller by founding iAi member Alan McDermott, launches on Amazon on January 12, 2017. TrojanThis new book features some familiar characters from McDermott's bestselling Tom Gray series, but not that title character himself.

"Tom Gray has been through some rough times, so I decided to give him some time off and let Andrew Harvey and the team from MI5 step up and have their own adventure," the author says. "There are lots of familiar characters for those who have read the Gray series, but it can easily be read as a standalone."

What's it about?

When MI5 learns that a horrifying new weapon is in enemy hands, agent Andrew Harvey is called in to track it down before it reaches British soil.

But then a woman is found murdered by the roadside and it soon becomes clear that London is in the crosshairs. The clock is ticking. Andrew and his girlfriend, Sarah, also a secret service operative, have only one lead: a beautiful refugee, desperate not to lose her son. But is she desperate enough to betray everything she believes in? And will she do it in time to help them prevent a terrifying attack?

As Andrew and Sarah race to unravel a convoluted web of subterfuge and exploitation, they discover there is more at stake than even they knew. And somewhere, at the heart of it, lurks a faceless enemy, who is prepared to use everything—and everyone—at his disposal.

You can pre-order Trojan today for automated delivery to your Kindle or Kindle reading app.

 About the author

AlanMcDermott Alan McDermott lives in the south of England,  and is married with beautiful twin daughters. He recently gave up his job of creating critical applications for the NHS to write action thrillers full time. His action-adventure Tom Gray series became instant bestsellers.

Read more about Alan on his iAi Author page, or visit his website and blog.

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Now out: Wired Rogue

A new Paradise Crime novel by Toby Neal

wired rouge-text-usa today-high resThe latest novel featuring FBI specialist Sophie "Wired In" Ang is now on the virtual shelves at Amazon. No more pre-orders, no more waiting—download it today.

What the critics are saying

"... satisfyingly rich in detail. It’s a fast-paced wild ride with excellent plot twists." "Neal has done another masterful job with this novel." "Toby Neal writes wonderfully strong, complicated female characters, characters you want to know better, characters who become your friends as you get to know them."

What it's about

‘Wired in’ to her computers, MMA-fighting tech agent Sophie Ang has been content in her clean, cool tech lab, where she chases criminals online, continuing a dance in the dark with the enigmatic vigilante known as the Ghost.

Tumultuous changes from without and within eject her from her agency cocoon to the front lines, where she finds herself in partnership with a brilliant, overbearing, larger-than-life ex-Special Forces operative, Jake Dunn. They climb walls, dodge bullets, kidnap children and dig up bodies for a case that might cost her life—and has already taken her badge.

About the author

Toby+SophieToby Neal was raised on Kauai in Hawai’i and makes the Islands home after living elsewhere for “stretches of exile” to pursue education. Toby enjoys outdoor activities including bodyboarding, scuba diving, photography and hiking as well as writing. A mental health therapist, Toby credits that career with adding depth to the characters in the Lei Crime Series.

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And follow her on Twitter @tobywneal.
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A new Cassidy Jones novel

CJEternalFlameCassidy Jones fans will rejoice to learn that the fifth installment in the bestselling series is soon to be out, and features a redesigned, powerful cover by the renowned David C. Cassidy.

What it's about

Some boundaries should never be crossed…

The diabolic Metal Woman takes three people hostage. Her ransom demand: the location of a mysterious and unprecedented weapon, rumored to have been a gift to the Third Reich from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

When a rescue attempt goes sideways, Cassidy Jones seeks justice. Her quest leads her to the Seattle Underground, where she falls into the grip of an inexplicable evil. Cassidy learns too late that her desire for revenge may cost the life of someone she loves.

Cassidy Jones and the Eternal Flame will be available as an e-book soon.

About the author

EliseStokesElise Stokes lives with her husband and four children. She was an elementary school teacher before becoming a full-time mom. With a daughter in middle school and two in high school, Elise's understanding of the challenges facing girls in that age range inspired her to create a series that will motivate girls to value individualism, courage, integrity, and intelligence.

Visit her: and follow her on Twitter @CassidyJonesAdv.  

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SUGAR FOR SUGAR — Now out!

The day has finally come for a new Seb Kirby novel. It's publication day for SUGAR FOR SUGAR. SugarForSugarBuy it today on

What's it about?

How far would you go to uncover the secrets of your past?

Issy Cunningham has made a new life for herself but that's all about to come crashing down.

If only she could recall what happened that Valentine's Eve, she would be able to tell the police what really took place. But those memories won't come because there's too much in the past that troubles her.

How can she set the record straight when her past won't let her be? Pre-order Sugar for Sugar before publication on November 4 for 99 cents/99p. Price goes up on official publication day! http://smarturl.it/sfors

About the author

SebKirby2Seb Kirby was literally raised with books — his grandfather ran a mobile library in Birmingham, UK and his parents inherited a random selection of the books. Once he discovered a trove of well-used titles from Zane Gray’s Riders of the Purple Sage, HG Wells’ The Invisible Man and Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities to more obscure stuff, he was hooked.

He’s been an avid reader ever since.

He is author of the James Blake thriller series, Take No More, Regret No More and Forgive No More, and the science-fiction thriller, Double Bind. Sugar for Sugar is his newest release.

Read more about Seb on his full Author page, or visit his website.

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Kathleen Valentine: A powerful voice, lost

The indie publishing world comes together today to celebrate the life and grieve the loss of fellow indie author Kathleen Valentine. She left this world on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Along with her family and friends, her fellow authors and her readers will miss her very much.

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Funny, forthright, and passionate, she was a generous contributor to the indie publishing and other creative communities. To honor her, we're spreading the word about Kathleen and hope to keep her with us a little longer through the books she left behind.

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Kathleen was a prolific writer. On Amazon you'll find her mysteries, psychological suspense, ghost stories, folklore inspired fiction, romance, and her cookbooks and knitting books.

To discover the many stories Kathleen left behind for us, please visit her: 

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Wired Rogue: Toby Neal’s new cyber thriller available for pre-order

Paradise has no protection from an insidious cult.wired rouge-text-usa today-high res "Wired in" to her computers, MMA-fighting tech agent Sophie Ang has been content in her clean, cool tech lab, where she chases criminals online, continuing a dance in the dark with the enigmatic vigilante known as the Ghost. Tumultuous changes from without and within eject her from her agency cocoon to the front lines, where she finds herself in partnership with a brilliant, overbearing, larger-than-life ex-Special Forces operative, Jake Dunn. They climb walls, dodge bullets, kidnap children and dig up bodies for a case that might cost her life—and has already taken her badge. “Toby Neal has created a wonderfully rounded action heroine with everything: looks, brains, mixed martial arts prowess, and the ability to swear proficiently in Thai and English. Fans will love Sophie Ang, as well as the tangled web she must negotiate in the tropical setting of Hawaii.” — Russell Blake, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Available for pre-order from:

About the author

Toby-Neal-Bio-Media-Kit-150x150Toby Neal grew up on the island of Kaua`i in Hawaii. After a few “stretches of exile” to pursue education, the islands have been home for the last sixteen years. Toby is a clinical social worker, a career that informs the depth and complexity of the characters in her books.

Neal is the author of more than a dozen novels in the mystery and young adult genres, and the bestselling Lei Crime SeriesTM which launched in 2011.

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SUGAR FOR SUGAR: New thriller from Seb Kirby now available for pre-order

A gripping psychological thriller Coming November 4SugarForSugar

How far would you go to uncover the secrets of your past? Issy Cunningham has made a new life for herself but that's all about to come crashing down. If only she could recall what happened that Valentine's Eve, she would be able to tell the police what really took place. But those memories won't come because there's too much in the past that troubles her. How can she set the record straight when her past won't let her be? Pre-order Sugar for Sugar before publication on November 4 for 99 cents/99p. Price goes up on official publication day! http://smarturl.it/sfors

About the author

 

SebKirby2Seb Kirby was literally raised with books — his grandfather ran a mobile library in Birmingham, UK and his parents inherited a random selection of the books. Once he discovered a trove of well-used titles from Zane Gray’s Riders of the Purple Sage, HG Wells’ The Invisible Man and Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities to more obscure stuff, he was hooked.

He’s been an avid reader ever since.

He is author of the James Blake thriller series, Take No More, Regret No More and Forgive No More, and the science-fiction thriller, Double Bind. Sugar for Sugar is his newest release.

Read more about Seb on his full Author page, or visit his website.

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Book launch: The Girl with the Gun by Emily Kimelman

New member Emily Kimelman has just launched the eighth book in her bestselling Sydney Rye series, The Girl with the Gun. And if you buy it this week, Emily will send you free e-book and audiobook versions of the second volume in the series, Death in the Dark.

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When international fugitive Sydney Rye turns herself over to authorities in order to protect the vigilante network she inspired, her freedom depends on helping Homeland Security shift the tides in a war for “hearts and minds.” Recruiting female fighters to take on jihadists because being killed by a woman is the only thing they fear (it bars their entrance to heaven) is the perfect assignment for Sydney and her dog, Blue. But when the director who enlisted her is killed and the deal she made is scrapped, Sydney and Blue are left in a war zone, hunted by the U.S government and jihadists. From a bestselling author who “has reimagined a traditional genre for a new generation.” (New York Times Best Selling Author of “Black Hawk Down” Mark Bowden).

How to get your free bonus e-book and audiobook

Download a copy of The Girl with the Gun by Saturday, September 17, and send proof of purchase to emily@emilykimelman.com. She’ll send you your free bonus!

Get The Girl with the Gun on any of these sites:

 

About Emily Kimelman

Emily-author-photo-200x300Emily is the author of eight book in her Sydney Rye mystery, action adventure series. She also writes dystopian, paranormal romances under the name E.J. Kimelman.

A traveler, mother and all around bad ass chick, Emily is always happy to hear from readers.

For more about Emily, see her iAi Author page, or connect with her on Twitter @ejkimelman,Facebook, and at her website, www.emilykimelman.com.

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Four bestsellers join iAi

Four bestselling authors have joined Independent Authors International:

  • Emily Kimelman, author of the bestselling Sydney Rye series and the Kiss serial
  • Bob Nailor, author of contemporary literature, as well as science-fiction, fantasy and non-fiction
  • Toby Neal, author of the Lei Crime series and other island literature, and
  • Kathleen Valentine, author of the bestselling Beacon Hill Chronicles, Halcyon Beach Chronicles and Marienstadt series.

All four are full iAi members as of September 1.

Emily-author-photo-200x300Emily Kimelman was born in Philadelphia, has lived in Texas and Moscow, and has travelled the world. Her own dog became the inspiration for Blue, the fictional companion of the title character of Emily’s bestselling Sydney Rye novels.

The eighth of the Sydney Rye series of action/mystery novels, The Girl with the Gun, will be published this fall.

Seven other authors have also published novellas based on Emily’s characters and situations in the Sydney Rye Kindle world.

Emily has also been publishing an episodic urban fantasy serial, called Kiss. The first “season” features six episodes, with more planned.

See her iAi Author page for more.

Toby-Neal-Bio-Media-Kit-150x150Toby Neal grew up on the island of Kaua`i in Hawaii and after living for periods in other places, has since settled on Maui. Islands figure prominently in Toby’s writing — most of her books are set on the Hawaiian or Caribbean islands. A mental health therapist, Toby created the character of police detective Lei Texeira, protagonist of a series of Lei Crime novels that now numbers 12 volumes. The latest, Bitter Feast, was published in May 2016. The Lei Crime Kindle World, in which other authors write and publish works featuring characters, settings and situations from the original Lei Crime novels, now numbers over 40 different titles.

In addition to the Lei Crime series, Toby has also written five Lei Crime companion novels, featuring characters from the Lei Crime series, four romantic fiction novels in the “Somewhere” series, a young adult novel called Island Fire, and a non-fiction mini-book, Building an Author Platform that Can Launch Anything.

See her iAi Author page for more.

BobNailorBob Nailor is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and federal government. His writing spans genres from science fiction to horror. He has also written two guides for writers: Cracked! The Writing Mystique Secrets De-Mystified and 52 Weeks of Writing Tips, compiled from his blog.

His latest fiction is a step into contemporary literature. The Secret Voice tells the story of an Amish boy in 1961 who leaves his community for New York City.

See his iAi Author page for more.

KV-300pxKathleen Valentine grew up in the Allegheny mountains and now lives in the seaport of Gloucester, Massachussetts. Her novels weave the legends and stories told in kitchens and on front porches by the people she has listened to all her life.

In addition to mysteries like The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic, the ghost stories of the Halcyon Beach Chronicles, and contemporary literature in the Marienstadt series of stories and novels, Kathleen has published a series of instructional booklets on knitting, as well as a combination cookbook and memoir, Fry Bacon, Add Onions. She is also one of the co-authors of Cooking with our Characters: Fifteen Recipes from Characters in Our Books.

About iAi

Independent Authors International now has 21 members from six different countries. Its goal is to help readers find excellent books, by collaboratively publishing high quality books. For more information about Independent Authors International or to schedule an interview with one of its members, please contact Scott Bury by email at scott.bury@iAuthorsi.org.

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