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There are some great ebooks out at the moment and here are just a few.  I’ve got them on my Kindle BUT I’ve not managed to read them all yet.  All I can say is that from what I have read, they are more than worthy of you hard earned cash.

This post is aimed at promoting the books for the writers and not a review.  Reviews will follow in the next few weeks.

First up is Crimes in Southern Indiana by Frank Bill.

A ferocious debut that puts Frank Bill’s southern Indiana on the literary map next to Cormac McCarthy’s eastern Tennessee and Daniel Woodrell’s Missouri Ozarks.

Crimes in Southern Indiana is the most blistering, vivid, flat-out fearless debut to plow into American literature in recent years. Frank Bill delivers what is both a wake-up call and a gut punch. Welcome to heartland America circa right about now, when the union jobs and family farms that kept the white on the picket fences have given way to meth labs, backwoods gunrunners, and bare-knuckle brawling.  (Taken from Amazon)

Frank’s site: Frank Bill’s House of Grit
Give him a follow on Twitter: @HouseofGrit

My good friend is next.  Magenta Shaman by Lily Childs’.

A natural shaman by birth, Magenta Sweeney travels through trance-induced realms to deliver souls from demonic threat.

But Magenta also has an earthly life in modern-day Brighton, a strange and cosmopolitan city caught between the rolling hills of England and the Sussex coast where she lives with husband Tom.

Every journey Magenta takes is unique. Her intricate knowledge of herbs and poisons guides her when to heal – and when to kill. Yet before she faces each challenge she must meet with ancient and terrifying entities that will unlock her passage into other dimensions, but not without question – or sacrifice.

This first episode in the Magenta Shaman short story series finds Magenta’s relationship with Tom at breaking point as she takes greater risks to help those waiting for her. Under pressure from The Protegians, a mysterious group of earth-bound guardians, the shaman is sent on increasingly dangerous missions by their intermediary – a suave, arrogant man known only as The Judge.

Will Magenta survive the fight to expel a deadly demon from a foetid, volcanic pit? And will Tom stand idly by when he finds his wife’s body, broken and lifeless on their bed?  (Taken from Amazon)

Lily’s site: Lily Childs’ Feardom
Follow her on Twitter:  @LilyChilds

He’s appeared at TFFO.  A Good Day (Tales From The Longcroft Estate) by Darren Sant.

Housing estates, council estates or “schemes” as the Scots refer to them are places where you can find a broad cross section of society. There are the salt of the earth folk. People who will cross the street to help a friend, a neighbour and even a stranger. These folk know the true meaning of the word community, to them it is not just a politician’s buzz word but a way of life. This is what happens when you have thousands of people living in close proximity. These are places where everyone knows everyone else’s business. However, in every barrel there are a few bad apples and the same applies to our estates.

The Longcroft tales is a series of short stories that deals with those folk that live on the margins within these communities. The drug dealers, addicts, football hooligans, the bent coppers and the misguided. Not always bad people something just down-at-heel or unlucky. As the series progresses I hope to give you a full colour high definition vision of the Longcroft estate and it’s many and varied denizens. There will be laughter, tears, highs and lows.  (Taken from Amazon)

Darren’s site:  Daz’s Short Book Reviews
Follow him on Twitter:  @Groovydaz39

Next up, Gun by Ray Banks.

It’s a simple enough job for a very dangerous man – go to the Leam Lane estate, pick up a converted air pistol from a guy called Florida Al, bring it back in one piece. But Richie – fresh out of the YOI and about to be a dad – has just lost the gun to a bunch of young thugs. And Goose isn’t the kind of bloke who gives second chances … (Taken from Amazon)

Ray’s site:  The Saturday Boy.
Follow him on Twitter:  @thesaturdayboy

Two Way Split by Allan Guthrie.

Winner of the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

Robin Greaves is an armed robber whose professionalism is put to the test when he discovers his wife has been sleeping with a fellow gang member. Robin plans the ultimate revenge, but things go from bad to worse when the gang bungles a post office robbery, leaving carnage in their wake. Suddenly they are stalked by the police, sleazy private eyes, and a cold-blooded killer who may be the only one not looking for a cut of the money.

A lean and muscular crime thriller with a seriously twisted dark side, TWO-WAY SPLIT is an explosive introduction to the raw talent of Allan Guthrie.

Allan’s site:  Criminal-E
Follow Allan on Twitter:  @allanguthrie

Last, but certainly not least, my buddy from across the pond, David Cranmer.  The Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles by Edward A. Grainger.

Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles is a western noir, short story collection spotlighting the thrilling tales of two deputy U.S. Marshals working in 1880s Wyoming Territory.

Cash Laramie, raised by Native Americans, is known as the outlaw marshal for his unorthodox way of dealing with criminals and his cavalier approach to life.

Gideon Miles is one of the first African American marshals in the service and has skills with guns, knives, and tracking that are unrivaled.

This collection broaches issues like racism, child abuse, and morality.  (Taken from amazon)

David’s site:  The Education of a Pulp Writer.
Follow him on Twitter:  @CashLaramie

I hope you take at look at these great writers.  You won’t be disappointed…I guarantee it!

I’ll be pimping a few more books next weekend so keep an eye out.

Have a great Sunday!



Filed under allan guthrie, cash laramie, darren sant, david barber, david barber's fiction world, david cranmer, frank bill, lily childs, ray banks

3 responses to “Promotional Post…

  1. Ooooh, they all look good! The cover of the Crimes in Southern Indiana just looks amazing. And so does Lily's… looking forward to reading your reviews.I'm the same way – I have several books on my Kindle that need reading… there needs to be more time in the day.

  2. Great calls, David. Couple of there that I've read and enjoyed and a few others that I'm looking forward to checking out.

  3. A fascinating list…Thanks for the Magenta Shaman pimp, David. You're a darling. I hope you enjoy it – it may not be crime but it dabbles in horror – and is very personal. Episode 2 coming soon.Cheers.Lily/x

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