Jennifer Zaczek

Jennifer Zaczek - Editor

Portland, Oregon, United States

I'm a full-time professional copyeditor and proofreader with in-house publishing experience and a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

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Overview

As a former in-house managing editor with extensive copyediting and proofreading experience, I bring a multitude of skills and publishing knowledge to every project. I believe in positive, collaborative relationships between author and editor, and I’m committed to helping my clients publish high-quality books. I work with independent authors, traditional publishers, editorial agencies, and businesses, and I edit fiction and creative nonfiction. **Note: My schedule is often full 2-3 months in advance, so please consider contacting me early! I am currently booking projects for December 2019.**
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Nature
Sports & outdoor recreation
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Independent Editor

Self-employed
March, 2013 – Present (over 6 years)

• Provide editorial services on a contract basis for independent authors, book publishers, editorial agencies, and businesses
• Copyedit and proofread fiction and creative nonfiction
• Guide authors through the self-publishing process

Managing Editor

BarCharts Publishing Inc.
June, 2010 – March, 2013 (over 2 years)

Editorial Project Manager

Scribe Inc.
January, 2008 – June, 2010 (over 2 years)

Editorial Intern

Orlando Weekly
September, 2007 – December, 2007 (3 months)

Copyeditor

Central Florida Future
January, 2007 – September, 2007 (8 months)

Writing Consultant

University of Central Florida Writing Center
September, 2006 – December, 2007 (about 1 year)

Content Editor

The Florida Review Literary Journal
May, 2006 – August, 2006 (3 months)

Portfolio (54 selected works)

How a 52-Year-Old Neurotic Survived 24 Hours without Health Insurance (And You Can, Too!): The Collapse of One Woman's Mind and a Nation's Health Care System

Wendy Aron

It's 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2013, and thanks to Obamacare, Wendy Aron, an award-winning late '80s television sitcom writer and humorist Hadassah Magazine has called "perhaps more neurotic than Woody Allen and just as funny," is on the brink of having no health insurance coverage for one day. Add to this a New Year's Day spent locked inside the house with her also uninsured, perpetually dyi... read more

It's 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2013, and thanks to Obamacare, Wendy Aron, an award-winning late '80s television sitcom writer and humorist Hadassah Magazine has called "perhaps more neurotic than Woody Allen and just as funny," is on the brink of having no health insurance coverage for one day. Add to this a New Year's Day spent locked inside the house with her also uninsured, perpetually dyi... read more

Flight Partners: A Roommates to Lovers MM Romance (LiJ Book 1)

Artemis Fay

Can a romance that began a mile high make a smooth landing?When a charming stranger soothes Andy MacKinnon’s fear of flight, it doesn’t take much before the two are snuggling at 40,000 feet.Too bad that sexy guy turns out to be Andy’s new coworker, Kenneth Ohno.Oh no, indeed.In their isolated town, not only will they work together, they’ll share a small apartment. Is it a dream come true, or a... read more

Can a romance that began a mile high make a smooth landing?When a charming stranger soothes Andy MacKinnon’s fear of flight, it doesn’t take much before the two are snuggling at 40,000 feet.Too bad that sexy guy turns out to be Andy’s new coworker, Kenneth Ohno.Oh no, indeed.In their isolated town, not only will they work together, they’ll share a small apartment. Is it a dream come true, or a... read more

Picking Wings Off Butterflies: A Father and Son TBI Memoir

Scott R. Stahlecker

David Stahlecker was six years old when his life changed forever. He was walking home from school one afternoon when he was struck by a speeding car and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In Picking Wings Off Butterflies, David's father recalls that dreadful day and the years that followed, revealing a relationship that is as tumultuous as it is endearing. Both of them seek to move past ... read more

David Stahlecker was six years old when his life changed forever. He was walking home from school one afternoon when he was struck by a speeding car and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In Picking Wings Off Butterflies, David's father recalls that dreadful day and the years that followed, revealing a relationship that is as tumultuous as it is endearing. Both of them seek to move past ... read more

The Amalfi Coast Up Close & Personal

Chantal Kelly

The mere mention of the Amalfi Coast stimulates the senses and conjures up vivid images. The lemon-scented breeze, the popular Neapolitan tunes performed in restaurants, the savory Mediterranean dishes, the sweeping panoramas, the timeworn villages clinging to vertical cliffs, the terraced mountainsides brimming with grapevines, and the sun-drenched piazzas and secluded beaches. With this book... read more

The mere mention of the Amalfi Coast stimulates the senses and conjures up vivid images. The lemon-scented breeze, the popular Neapolitan tunes performed in restaurants, the savory Mediterranean dishes, the sweeping panoramas, the timeworn villages clinging to vertical cliffs, the terraced mountainsides brimming with grapevines, and the sun-drenched piazzas and secluded beaches. With this book... read more

CCC Part 2

D. K. W.

It is their first vacation in a year. John, Kerry and Al are enjoying time at their CCC appointed home, when their break is cut short. Their skills are needed for an emergency at the CCC.A plot to bring in and utilize the world’s most deadly chemical agent, Russian developed Novichok-5 was uncovered. John, Kerry and Al have to find out the time and place of the attack and prevent it from happe... read more

It is their first vacation in a year. John, Kerry and Al are enjoying time at their CCC appointed home, when their break is cut short. Their skills are needed for an emergency at the CCC.A plot to bring in and utilize the world’s most deadly chemical agent, Russian developed Novichok-5 was uncovered. John, Kerry and Al have to find out the time and place of the attack and prevent it from happe... read more

CCC Part 3

D.K.W.

Details of old foes emerge. Terrorists within their own country are coming. The CCC will no longer be kept secret. The world is about to change!

Details of old foes emerge. Terrorists within their own country are coming. The CCC will no longer be kept secret. The world is about to change!

In Hell

L. Marshall James

When Paul first hears of the South American flu, he disregards it as just another health scare on par with swine or bird flu. However, when news reports show video footage of large-scale riots and unprecedented violence, he knows something is seriously wrong. As the outbreak hits home, Paul is forced to confront the realities of the world around him, as well as the fact that he wasn't as prepa... read more

When Paul first hears of the South American flu, he disregards it as just another health scare on par with swine or bird flu. However, when news reports show video footage of large-scale riots and unprecedented violence, he knows something is seriously wrong. As the outbreak hits home, Paul is forced to confront the realities of the world around him, as well as the fact that he wasn't as prepa... read more

Braineater Jones

Stephen Kozeniewski

"Braineater Jones is a winning novel that deserves the attention of all readers!"- Phillip Tomasso, bestselling author of "Vaccination"Named #12 on the Top Books of 2013 list by Brian Keene, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of "The Rising"Audiobook narrator Steve Rimpici's performance was nominated for the 2014 Voice Arts Awards for "Outstanding Audio Book Narration - Mystery"Braineater Jones ... read more

"Braineater Jones is a winning novel that deserves the attention of all readers!"- Phillip Tomasso, bestselling author of "Vaccination"Named #12 on the Top Books of 2013 list by Brian Keene, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of "The Rising"Audiobook narrator Steve Rimpici's performance was nominated for the 2014 Voice Arts Awards for "Outstanding Audio Book Narration - Mystery"Braineater Jones ... read more

Blood Dahlia - A Thriller (Sarah King Mysteries Book 1)

Victor Methos

A COPYCAT OF THE MOST FAMOUS MURDER IN HISTORY...A serial murderer nicknamed the Blood Dahlia has been terrorizing the quiet suburbs of Pennsylvania. Brutally mutilating his victims in the fashion of the most famous murder in Hollywood, the killer leaves no trace behind. The FBI's elite Behavioral Science Unit, the section responsible for the study and investigation of serial murder, has littl... read more

A COPYCAT OF THE MOST FAMOUS MURDER IN HISTORY...A serial murderer nicknamed the Blood Dahlia has been terrorizing the quiet suburbs of Pennsylvania. Brutally mutilating his victims in the fashion of the most famous murder in Hollywood, the killer leaves no trace behind. The FBI's elite Behavioral Science Unit, the section responsible for the study and investigation of serial murder, has littl... read more

Management Press, Bath, OH.

Touch of Love

Ellen Wolf

Elly’s world comes crashing down when she catches her fiancé in bed with her friend. She shouldn’t be surprised, really. Just weeks earlier Brad has asked her to consider having a threesome. An invitation from her old friend seems like the only option to escape the mess that has suddenly become her life. It doesn’t hurt that Jake is handsome, successful and on his way to become famous in the s... read more

Elly’s world comes crashing down when she catches her fiancé in bed with her friend. She shouldn’t be surprised, really. Just weeks earlier Brad has asked her to consider having a threesome. An invitation from her old friend seems like the only option to escape the mess that has suddenly become her life. It doesn’t hurt that Jake is handsome, successful and on his way to become famous in the s... read more

Today Is Too Late: A Dark Fantasy (The Shedim Rebellion Book 1)

Burke Fitzpatrick

A reluctant villain starts a rebellion.Dark armies burn the greatest city in the world. A girl is born who might end their dominion, but only if a fearsome warrior protects her from the demons of the Nine Hells. The demons are poised to win a long war, until a rebellion begins in their ranks.An infamous warlord, Tyrus of Kelnor, helped demons conquer a continent, but the birth of a princess te... read more

A reluctant villain starts a rebellion.Dark armies burn the greatest city in the world. A girl is born who might end their dominion, but only if a fearsome warrior protects her from the demons of the Nine Hells. The demons are poised to win a long war, until a rebellion begins in their ranks.An infamous warlord, Tyrus of Kelnor, helped demons conquer a continent, but the birth of a princess te... read more

Out of the Grave: A Dark Fantasy (The Shedim Rebellion Book 2)

Burke Fitzpatrick

A reluctant villain saves an empress.No one knows why the demonic armies halted their invasion, but they hold an empress prisoner, and one man will provoke their wrath to save her. The nations of the west struggle to unite against a common enemy while the demons grow restless, and new horrors are unleashed. Tyrus of Kelnor finds himself in a strange kingdom. Angry nobles want his head and a de... read more

A reluctant villain saves an empress.No one knows why the demonic armies halted their invasion, but they hold an empress prisoner, and one man will provoke their wrath to save her. The nations of the west struggle to unite against a common enemy while the demons grow restless, and new horrors are unleashed. Tyrus of Kelnor finds himself in a strange kingdom. Angry nobles want his head and a de... read more

A Burned Out Baker: Classic Diner Mystery #7 (The Classic Diner Mystery Series)

Jessica Beck

Brand New!A BURNED OUT BAKER, Book 7 in the Classic Diner mystery series,from New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck!Barry Jackson’s bakery is burned to the ground, with the baker still inside, soon after a fiery confrontation with Moose and Victoria, and the pair must solve the murder before their reputations, and their freedom, go up in smoke!

Brand New!A BURNED OUT BAKER, Book 7 in the Classic Diner mystery series,from New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck!Barry Jackson’s bakery is burned to the ground, with the baker still inside, soon after a fiery confrontation with Moose and Victoria, and the pair must solve the murder before their reputations, and their freedom, go up in smoke!

"I Like Your Form" Confessions of a Personal Trainer

JD Holmes

After graduating from high school and working several dead-end jobs, JD lands a job as a personal trainer at a newly opened gym. At first he is inexperienced and shocked at how much money people are willing to drop to train with him. But soon he starts to learn the ropes of the business. It’s not long before JD carves a niche for himself training well-to-do housewives and successful older wome... read more

After graduating from high school and working several dead-end jobs, JD lands a job as a personal trainer at a newly opened gym. At first he is inexperienced and shocked at how much money people are willing to drop to train with him. But soon he starts to learn the ropes of the business. It’s not long before JD carves a niche for himself training well-to-do housewives and successful older wome... read more

A Baked Ham (The Classic Diner Mystery Series Book 4)

Jessica Beck

A BAKED HAM Book 4 in the Classic Diner Mystery Series from New York Times Bestseller Jessica Beck, Author of The Donut Shop Mysteries and The Ghost Cat Mystery Series!ABOUT THE BOOKWhen a local actor is killed after making a pass at Moose’s wife, Victoria and her family must find the culprit before Moose is locked up for murder. It’s not going to be easy though, because Benny Booth had a real... read more

A BAKED HAM Book 4 in the Classic Diner Mystery Series from New York Times Bestseller Jessica Beck, Author of The Donut Shop Mysteries and The Ghost Cat Mystery Series!ABOUT THE BOOKWhen a local actor is killed after making a pass at Moose’s wife, Victoria and her family must find the culprit before Moose is locked up for murder. It’s not going to be easy though, because Benny Booth had a real... read more

Macaron Murder (A Patisserie Mystery with Recipes Book 1)

Harper Lin

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: The first book in the culinary mystery series that takes you on a tour of Paris! Includes 5 Special French Macaron Recipes. French native Clémence Damour returns to Paris to run the family patisserie, a famous franchise known for their delectable gourmet pastries and sweets in Paris and around the world.To get off on the right foot with la gardienn... read more

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: The first book in the culinary mystery series that takes you on a tour of Paris! Includes 5 Special French Macaron Recipes. French native Clémence Damour returns to Paris to run the family patisserie, a famous franchise known for their delectable gourmet pastries and sweets in Paris and around the world.To get off on the right foot with la gardienn... read more

Closer

Dannika Dark

A RIVETING PARANORMAL ROMANCE from USA Today Bestselling author, Dannika Dark.Time is running out...Kane never believed in things like fate or karma. Not until the night he took a life.A secret society of immortals lives within the human world. Kane is one of them--a Sensor who experiences emotional energy through touch. But despite his good looks and easy-going personality, Kane lives a solit... read more

A RIVETING PARANORMAL ROMANCE from USA Today Bestselling author, Dannika Dark.Time is running out...Kane never believed in things like fate or karma. Not until the night he took a life.A secret society of immortals lives within the human world. Kane is one of them--a Sensor who experiences emotional energy through touch. But despite his good looks and easy-going personality, Kane lives a solit... read more

A Burned Out Baker: Classic Diner Mystery #7 (The Classic Diner Mystery Series)

Jessica Beck

Brand New!A BURNED OUT BAKER, Book 7 in the Classic Diner mystery series,from New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck!Barry Jackson’s bakery is burned to the ground, with the baker still inside, soon after a fiery confrontation with Moose and Victoria, and the pair must solve the murder before their reputations, and their freedom, go up in smoke!

Brand New!A BURNED OUT BAKER, Book 7 in the Classic Diner mystery series,from New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck!Barry Jackson’s bakery is burned to the ground, with the baker still inside, soon after a fiery confrontation with Moose and Victoria, and the pair must solve the murder before their reputations, and their freedom, go up in smoke!

11:34

L. Marshall James

11:34 is a horror compilation featuring 1 novel, 1 novella, 3 novelettes, and 4 short stories that will lead you through dark passageways of horror, dread, and suspense into worlds where not every question is answered and not every answer is what you want it to be. If you discover what happens at 11:34, you might wish you hadn't.In order:In "The Haunt" (~9,400 words), Brad begins to suspect th... read more

11:34 is a horror compilation featuring 1 novel, 1 novella, 3 novelettes, and 4 short stories that will lead you through dark passageways of horror, dread, and suspense into worlds where not every question is answered and not every answer is what you want it to be. If you discover what happens at 11:34, you might wish you hadn't.In order:In "The Haunt" (~9,400 words), Brad begins to suspect th... read more

Autumn in Carthage

Christopher Zenos

The nether side of passion is madness. Nathan Price is a college professor with crippling impairments, seeking escape from his prison of necessity. One day, in a package of seventeenth-century documents from Salem Village, he stumbles across a letter by his best friend, Jamie, who had disappeared six months before. The document is dated 1692--the height of the Witch Trials. The only potential ... read more

The nether side of passion is madness. Nathan Price is a college professor with crippling impairments, seeking escape from his prison of necessity. One day, in a package of seventeenth-century documents from Salem Village, he stumbles across a letter by his best friend, Jamie, who had disappeared six months before. The document is dated 1692--the height of the Witch Trials. The only potential ... read more

Death on Alder (Lee Harding Mystery) (Volume 1)

Beth Everett

Take a trip that's a little bit Nancy Drew, a dash Cheech and Chong and, and just enough Streets of San Francisco to make you want to hop on a cable car. Lee Harding can’t find happiness in the harsh east coast winters. A trip to her hometown of San Francisco is meant to lift her spirits. She stays with her sister Alice’s home at the Twenty Alder compound, a tiny courtyard with five separate a... read more

Take a trip that's a little bit Nancy Drew, a dash Cheech and Chong and, and just enough Streets of San Francisco to make you want to hop on a cable car. Lee Harding can’t find happiness in the harsh east coast winters. A trip to her hometown of San Francisco is meant to lift her spirits. She stays with her sister Alice’s home at the Twenty Alder compound, a tiny courtyard with five separate a... read more

What Boys Are Made Of: Book 1 of the Saint Flaherty series

S. Hunter Nisbet

Nobody wants to be a murderer, but some don't get the choice.A second civil war has torn America apart, leaving Appalachia an isolated minefield ruled by cartels. In the town of Buchell, Simon “Saint” Flaherty cage fights for money—until the day a fight gone wrong leaves him a murderer.His coach uses the publicity to set Simon up in the fight of his life in scarcely a month's time, but physica... read more

Nobody wants to be a murderer, but some don't get the choice.A second civil war has torn America apart, leaving Appalachia an isolated minefield ruled by cartels. In the town of Buchell, Simon “Saint” Flaherty cage fights for money—until the day a fight gone wrong leaves him a murderer.His coach uses the publicity to set Simon up in the fight of his life in scarcely a month's time, but physica... read more

House of Allure

L. Marshall James

In the future, personal computers are integrated into the bodies of most first-world citizens, sex-bots are the norm, and brothels are as common as restaurants. In this world, Tad Barlow is an introverted virgin in search of a genuine sexual experience, and Symphony Rains is a long-term brothel girl desperate to remain relevant in the profession she believes in.This is not a love story.Here, r... read more

In the future, personal computers are integrated into the bodies of most first-world citizens, sex-bots are the norm, and brothels are as common as restaurants. In this world, Tad Barlow is an introverted virgin in search of a genuine sexual experience, and Symphony Rains is a long-term brothel girl desperate to remain relevant in the profession she believes in.This is not a love story.Here, r... read more

The Mercy of Men: Book 2 of the Saint Flaherty series

S. Hunter Nisbet

A city without laws. A man without limits. A debt that will be paid.When Simon Flaherty’s routine of training and fighting is interrupted by a sudden eviction, he never expects his new neighbor to be the one person he thought was long gone from Scioto City: Connor Hall.It’s been six years since they escaped from Buchell together—six years since Connor walked out of Simon’s life and never looke... read more

A city without laws. A man without limits. A debt that will be paid.When Simon Flaherty’s routine of training and fighting is interrupted by a sudden eviction, he never expects his new neighbor to be the one person he thought was long gone from Scioto City: Connor Hall.It’s been six years since they escaped from Buchell together—six years since Connor walked out of Simon’s life and never looke... read more

All Roads Lead to Hell: Book 1.5 of the Saint Flaherty series

S. Hunter Nisbet, Artemis Fay

Good intentions only go so far.Regretting his decision to let Simon Flaherty leave Buchell without admitting his feelings, Mick Perry follows his ex-fighting student to Scioto City looking for closure.What Mick finds is a teenager barely coping with his new life, adrift in a metropolis that pays lip service to progress while accepting bribes from all-powerful criminal syndicates.Mick thinks he... read more

Good intentions only go so far.Regretting his decision to let Simon Flaherty leave Buchell without admitting his feelings, Mick Perry follows his ex-fighting student to Scioto City looking for closure.What Mick finds is a teenager barely coping with his new life, adrift in a metropolis that pays lip service to progress while accepting bribes from all-powerful criminal syndicates.Mick thinks he... read more

Finding The Right Message: How to turn voice of customer research into irresistible website copy

Jennifer Havice

"What Jen Havice explains in this short book is nothing less than a degree in message mining—what messages you need to share, what words to use, and how to find them. It's an easy read that packs a major marketing punch."—Rob Marsh, conversion copywriter and strategist, Brandstory“Most books about voice of customer research cover why it’s important and the outcomes you can expect from implemen... read more

"What Jen Havice explains in this short book is nothing less than a degree in message mining—what messages you need to share, what words to use, and how to find them. It's an easy read that packs a major marketing punch."—Rob Marsh, conversion copywriter and strategist, Brandstory“Most books about voice of customer research cover why it’s important and the outcomes you can expect from implemen... read more

Gone Ahead

Kevan Lee

"It’s beautiful, and people need to read it." - Cheri Hanson, North/PacificA story about grief, loss, and hopeGone Ahead speaks to something true about us all - how we deal with loss, how we cope, how we recover. When his father is diagnosed with brain cancer, everything changes for Kevan and his family. The world spins beyond their control: surgery, chemo, remission, recurrence; hope, loss, f... read more

"It’s beautiful, and people need to read it." - Cheri Hanson, North/PacificA story about grief, loss, and hopeGone Ahead speaks to something true about us all - how we deal with loss, how we cope, how we recover. When his father is diagnosed with brain cancer, everything changes for Kevan and his family. The world spins beyond their control: surgery, chemo, remission, recurrence; hope, loss, f... read more

All the Good Parts

Loretta Nyhan

At thirty-nine, Leona Accorsi is broke, single, back in school, and living in her sister Carly’s basement. She’s perfectly content being quirky Auntie Lee to Carly’s four children. That is, until Leona’s doctor tells her that if she wants to have a child, she’d better do it now.Leona does want a baby. She always has, but the circumstances have never been right. Now she has a huge decision to m... read more

At thirty-nine, Leona Accorsi is broke, single, back in school, and living in her sister Carly’s basement. She’s perfectly content being quirky Auntie Lee to Carly’s four children. That is, until Leona’s doctor tells her that if she wants to have a child, she’d better do it now.Leona does want a baby. She always has, but the circumstances have never been right. Now she has a huge decision to m... read more

The Haunt

L. Marshall James

Brad's life is a simple one. When he's not working at a nearby junk yard, he's probably drinking alone at home. However, all is not well. In the shadows and in the recesses of his mind, something is stirring.**This novelette is the first story in the 11:34 Anthology

Brad's life is a simple one. When he's not working at a nearby junk yard, he's probably drinking alone at home. However, all is not well. In the shadows and in the recesses of his mind, something is stirring.**This novelette is the first story in the 11:34 Anthology

Weavers

Aric Davis

Nine-year-old Cynthia Robinson’s life was perfectly normal until the day she knew, without being told, of her parents’ impending divorce. From there, things got stranger, and now not only does she have premonitions, but she can also read and influence the minds of those around her.Cynthia is not the only one with the ability to “weave”—all over the country, people with similar abilities strugg... read more

Nine-year-old Cynthia Robinson’s life was perfectly normal until the day she knew, without being told, of her parents’ impending divorce. From there, things got stranger, and now not only does she have premonitions, but she can also read and influence the minds of those around her.Cynthia is not the only one with the ability to “weave”—all over the country, people with similar abilities strugg... read more

Far Outside the Ordinary: A Memoir

Prissy Elrod

"Please, anyone who likes nuanced, emotional, beautiful storytelling, look into Prissy's book, Far Outside the Ordinary" John Tinker: Emmy Award Winner, Television producer and writer for CBS, ABC, NBC: Chicago Hope, The Practice, Judging Amy and Hallmark's original series Chesapeake Shores. If anybody had told Prissy, a Southern housewife, she would one day be driving around town with a stone... read more

"Please, anyone who likes nuanced, emotional, beautiful storytelling, look into Prissy's book, Far Outside the Ordinary" John Tinker: Emmy Award Winner, Television producer and writer for CBS, ABC, NBC: Chicago Hope, The Practice, Judging Amy and Hallmark's original series Chesapeake Shores. If anybody had told Prissy, a Southern housewife, she would one day be driving around town with a stone... read more

An Unattractive Vampire

Jim McDoniel

“A darned good read...finished it in one sitting. Charming characters I’d love to visit again.” — Lynsay Sands, New York Times best-selling author of The Argeneau series"Thought vampires were dead? Well of course they are, but Jim McDoniel proves that don't have to be boring. Or sparkly."— Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, Sword & LaserJim McDoniel’s debut novel, An Unattractive Vampire, is a ... read more

“A darned good read...finished it in one sitting. Charming characters I’d love to visit again.” — Lynsay Sands, New York Times best-selling author of The Argeneau series"Thought vampires were dead? Well of course they are, but Jim McDoniel proves that don't have to be boring. Or sparkly."— Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, Sword & LaserJim McDoniel’s debut novel, An Unattractive Vampire, is a ... read more

The Decaying Empire (The Vanishing Girl Series Book 2)

Laura Thalassa

When eighteen-year-old teleporter Ember Pierce wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, she remembers only the basics: she’s been trained by the government as a spy, she’s sent on dangerous missions, and her last assignment—the one that landed her in the hospital—was a setup.Caden Hawthorne has spent the past ten months of his life grieving Ember’s death. So when she shows up in his room like an ap... read more

When eighteen-year-old teleporter Ember Pierce wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, she remembers only the basics: she’s been trained by the government as a spy, she’s sent on dangerous missions, and her last assignment—the one that landed her in the hospital—was a setup.Caden Hawthorne has spent the past ten months of his life grieving Ember’s death. So when she shows up in his room like an ap... read more

Destined for Trouble (A Jules Cannon Mystery Book 1)

Claudia Lefeve

After getting dumped by her boyfriend, FBI crime analyst Jules Cannon flees to her hometown of Trouble Island, Texas, to nurse her wounds. All she wants to do is unwind, forget about her failed relationship, and work on her tan.But when the owner of the local crab shack is murdered at Jules’s welcome-home party, she is forced to scrap her rest-and-relaxation plans. Now her best friend, Abby Le... read more

After getting dumped by her boyfriend, FBI crime analyst Jules Cannon flees to her hometown of Trouble Island, Texas, to nurse her wounds. All she wants to do is unwind, forget about her failed relationship, and work on her tan.But when the owner of the local crab shack is murdered at Jules’s welcome-home party, she is forced to scrap her rest-and-relaxation plans. Now her best friend, Abby Le... read more

Genuinely Dangerous

Mike McCrary

Art is about to imitate a life of crime. Jasper knows you don't quit the movie business. The movie business quits you.He wants back in - Badly.Needs a comeback - Badly.And Jasper truly believes he can make a movie Hollywood will want - Badly.Genuinely Dangerous follows the nightmarish yet hilarious journey of Jasper Tripp, a down-and-out filmmaker who embeds himself in a crew of wild and myste... read more

Art is about to imitate a life of crime. Jasper knows you don't quit the movie business. The movie business quits you.He wants back in - Badly.Needs a comeback - Badly.And Jasper truly believes he can make a movie Hollywood will want - Badly.Genuinely Dangerous follows the nightmarish yet hilarious journey of Jasper Tripp, a down-and-out filmmaker who embeds himself in a crew of wild and myste... read more

The Hawthorne Season

Riccardo Bruni

As winter thaws, secrets emerge in a once-sleepy village in the mountains.Since the death of his father by a drunk driver, Giulio Rodari has touched alcohol only twice—and the second time was the night his ex-girlfriend, Patrizia, was murdered. The morning after, the celebrated children’s author awoke to a black hole in his memory—and to accusations of the crime. He had been known to stalk her... read more

As winter thaws, secrets emerge in a once-sleepy village in the mountains.Since the death of his father by a drunk driver, Giulio Rodari has touched alcohol only twice—and the second time was the night his ex-girlfriend, Patrizia, was murdered. The morning after, the celebrated children’s author awoke to a black hole in his memory—and to accusations of the crime. He had been known to stalk her... read more

Edinburgh Twilight (Ian Hamilton Mysteries Book 1)

Carole Lawrence

As a new century approaches, Edinburgh is a city divided. The wealthy residents of New Town live in comfort, while Old Town’s cobblestone streets are clotted with criminals, prostitution, and poverty.Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh’s darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found stra... read more

As a new century approaches, Edinburgh is a city divided. The wealthy residents of New Town live in comfort, while Old Town’s cobblestone streets are clotted with criminals, prostitution, and poverty.Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh’s darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found stra... read more

McCall & Company: Emboozlement

Rich Leder

ONE SLIPPERY SPORTS BAR EMBEZZLERTWO DEAD DECADENT DIVORCE LAWYERSMCCALL & COMPANY ON THE CASEPI Kate McCall was warned to stay home, stay put, and stay out of NYPD business. But someone is killing Lowry Lowe lawyers, and Kate is sure her father’s murderer is pulling the trigger. At the same time, former Major League relief pitcher Steve “Blue” Stark wants her to catch the crook embezzling big... read more

ONE SLIPPERY SPORTS BAR EMBEZZLERTWO DEAD DECADENT DIVORCE LAWYERSMCCALL & COMPANY ON THE CASEPI Kate McCall was warned to stay home, stay put, and stay out of NYPD business. But someone is killing Lowry Lowe lawyers, and Kate is sure her father’s murderer is pulling the trigger. At the same time, former Major League relief pitcher Steve “Blue” Stark wants her to catch the crook embezzling big... read more

Digging In: A Novel

Loretta Nyhan

In Loretta Nyhan’s warm and witty Amazon Charts bestselling novel, a widow discovers an unexpected chance to start over—right in her own backyard.Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth grade—and lost him two years ago. Since his death, she’s been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son. Her house is a wreck, the grass is overrun with weeds, and she’s a... read more

In Loretta Nyhan’s warm and witty Amazon Charts bestselling novel, a widow discovers an unexpected chance to start over—right in her own backyard.Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth grade—and lost him two years ago. Since his death, she’s been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son. Her house is a wreck, the grass is overrun with weeds, and she’s a... read more

The Daughters of Palatine Hill: A Novel

Phyllis T. Smith

Two years after Emperor Augustus’s bloody defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, he triumphantly returns to Rome. To his only child, Julia, he brings an unlikely companion—Selene, the daughter of the conquered Egyptian queen and her lover.Under the watchful eye of Augustus’s wife, Livia, Selene struggles to accept her new home among her parents’ enemies. Bound together by kinship and spilled blo... read more

Two years after Emperor Augustus’s bloody defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, he triumphantly returns to Rome. To his only child, Julia, he brings an unlikely companion—Selene, the daughter of the conquered Egyptian queen and her lover.Under the watchful eye of Augustus’s wife, Livia, Selene struggles to accept her new home among her parents’ enemies. Bound together by kinship and spilled blo... read more

Field Guide for the Jungle We Call Work: Over 300 Concise Personal Success Lessons

Karl West

Got a Minute? Field Guide for the Jungle We Call Work contains valuable personal success lessons for today’s workplace. Presented in a concise, easy-to-read format, each lesson can be read in 60 seconds or less. No longer will lack of time be an excuse for avoiding career development. Read these secrets to success at your own pace and in any order. Written for professionals in the first 20 yea... read more

Got a Minute? Field Guide for the Jungle We Call Work contains valuable personal success lessons for today’s workplace. Presented in a concise, easy-to-read format, each lesson can be read in 60 seconds or less. No longer will lack of time be an excuse for avoiding career development. Read these secrets to success at your own pace and in any order. Written for professionals in the first 20 yea... read more

The Arrow Collector

Cristian Perfumo

A forensic detective in Patagonia unearths an archeological mystery in this novel of buried secrets and murder from Argentinian author Cristian Perfumo.The calm of a sleepy Patagonian fishing port has been broken by murder. It’s the case of a lifetime for brilliant and headstrong forensic detective Laura Badía. The crime is brutal and baffling. The victim is Julio Ortega, a local heartthrob an... read more

A forensic detective in Patagonia unearths an archeological mystery in this novel of buried secrets and murder from Argentinian author Cristian Perfumo.The calm of a sleepy Patagonian fishing port has been broken by murder. It’s the case of a lifetime for brilliant and headstrong forensic detective Laura Badía. The crime is brutal and baffling. The victim is Julio Ortega, a local heartthrob an... read more

Requiem (An American Ghost Thriller)

J. B. Turner

Nothing and no one can stop assassin Nathan Stone.When black-ops asset Nathan Stone took out the heads of the Commission, a secret deep-state organization, he thought he’d destroyed them for good. Now he’s gone off the grid, trying to get as far away from his past as possible. But the Commission isn’t done with him yet.Lying low in a Miami bar, Stone knows something’s up when an alluring actre... read more

Nothing and no one can stop assassin Nathan Stone.When black-ops asset Nathan Stone took out the heads of the Commission, a secret deep-state organization, he thought he’d destroyed them for good. Now he’s gone off the grid, trying to get as far away from his past as possible. But the Commission isn’t done with him yet.Lying low in a Miami bar, Stone knows something’s up when an alluring actre... read more

The Keeper

T. F. Allen

When a famous artist is kidnapped, the only one who can save him has a body no one can see, and a voice few can hear.Angel, spirit, or ghost--the Keeper doesn't know exactly what he is. But he knows he needs to protect Michael Delacroix, a famous artist who is kidnapped and locked in a windowless room deep beneath a Napa Valley vineyard.Desperate to save the only person who knows he exists, th... read more

When a famous artist is kidnapped, the only one who can save him has a body no one can see, and a voice few can hear.Angel, spirit, or ghost--the Keeper doesn't know exactly what he is. But he knows he needs to protect Michael Delacroix, a famous artist who is kidnapped and locked in a windowless room deep beneath a Napa Valley vineyard.Desperate to save the only person who knows he exists, th... read more

The Night Janitor

T. F. Allen

Annamaria Gabor can kill with a whisper and a touch. Her victims never realize she’s given them a deadly disease. The cops will never arrest her. No jury will ever convict her. And no one can stop her—no one except her brother.Luke Johnson can heal by touch. He works as a night janitor in hospitals and nursing homes, healing patients as discretely as he can. Once people notice his work, he mov... read more

Annamaria Gabor can kill with a whisper and a touch. Her victims never realize she’s given them a deadly disease. The cops will never arrest her. No jury will ever convict her. And no one can stop her—no one except her brother.Luke Johnson can heal by touch. He works as a night janitor in hospitals and nursing homes, healing patients as discretely as he can. Once people notice his work, he mov... read more

Ungirls (Disorder collection)

Lauren Beukes

In the near future, lab-grown sex dolls are the pleasure toy of choice in this disturbing and provocative short story from Lauren Beukes, the bestselling author of The Shining Girls.Actor and sex worker Nats is experienced at putting on a show. However, her new gig supplying intimate whispers for growgirls takes her to a place darker and lonelier than she could have ever imagined. The lab-grow... read more

In the near future, lab-grown sex dolls are the pleasure toy of choice in this disturbing and provocative short story from Lauren Beukes, the bestselling author of The Shining Girls.Actor and sex worker Nats is experienced at putting on a show. However, her new gig supplying intimate whispers for growgirls takes her to a place darker and lonelier than she could have ever imagined. The lab-grow... read more

The Palms: A novel

Clay Anderson

Sixty-eight-year-old Ronnie Wells has recently been paroled for a murder he committed thirty-six years before. He lives in a run-down trailer park outside Pensacola, Florida, and busies himself by maintaining his trailer—it’s the nicest in the park—and never being late for work. Daily life for Ronnie changes when he befriends Mary, the seven-year-old girl who lives next door with her mother, C... read more

Sixty-eight-year-old Ronnie Wells has recently been paroled for a murder he committed thirty-six years before. He lives in a run-down trailer park outside Pensacola, Florida, and busies himself by maintaining his trailer—it’s the nicest in the park—and never being late for work. Daily life for Ronnie changes when he befriends Mary, the seven-year-old girl who lives next door with her mother, C... read more

The Gold Letter

Lena Manta

A cherished heirloom reveals the destinies of three generations of women in a powerful saga of lost love by the bestselling Greek author of The House by the River.After years spent in Germany struggling to come to terms with a dispirited and abusive past, Fenia Karapanos has returned to her roots in Greece. Her estranged grandfather has bequeathed her his villa in Athens, a gesture she assumes... read more

A cherished heirloom reveals the destinies of three generations of women in a powerful saga of lost love by the bestselling Greek author of The House by the River.After years spent in Germany struggling to come to terms with a dispirited and abusive past, Fenia Karapanos has returned to her roots in Greece. Her estranged grandfather has bequeathed her his villa in Athens, a gesture she assumes... read more

The Fire Blossom (The Fire Blossom Saga)

Sarah Lark

The bestselling author of the Sea of Freedom Trilogy returns with a sweeping family saga of two women in nineteenth-century New Zealand and their epic journey to survive in a world of their own making.It’s 1837, and immigrating to a small New Zealand fishing village is an opportunity for Ida Lange’s family to build a better future. Yet for Ida, raised in a strict, religious, tight-knit German ... read more

The bestselling author of the Sea of Freedom Trilogy returns with a sweeping family saga of two women in nineteenth-century New Zealand and their epic journey to survive in a world of their own making.It’s 1837, and immigrating to a small New Zealand fishing village is an opportunity for Ida Lange’s family to build a better future. Yet for Ida, raised in a strict, religious, tight-knit German ... read more

Atlanta Burns

Chuck Wendig

You don’t mess with Atlanta Burns.Everyone knows that. And that’s kinda how she likes it—until the day Atlanta is drawn into a battle against two groups of bullies and saves a pair of new, unexpected friends. But actions have consequences, and when another teen turns up dead—by an apparent suicide—Atlanta knows foul play is involved. And worse: she knows it’s her fault. You go poking rattlesna... read more

You don’t mess with Atlanta Burns.Everyone knows that. And that’s kinda how she likes it—until the day Atlanta is drawn into a battle against two groups of bullies and saves a pair of new, unexpected friends. But actions have consequences, and when another teen turns up dead—by an apparent suicide—Atlanta knows foul play is involved. And worse: she knows it’s her fault. You go poking rattlesna... read more

Chasing Ordinary

Prissy Elrod

Prissy Elrod's new book is about a Southern housewife who loses her way with the death of her husband. After the loss, through a series of unexpected events, and with courage, she rediscovers her confidence and happiness by becoming who she had forgotten she once was. Her journey is beautifully described through a collection of flowing true short stories. Her description of each character and ... read more

Prissy Elrod's new book is about a Southern housewife who loses her way with the death of her husband. After the loss, through a series of unexpected events, and with courage, she rediscovers her confidence and happiness by becoming who she had forgotten she once was. Her journey is beautifully described through a collection of flowing true short stories. Her description of each character and ... read more

What Is Due the Other (Kindle Single)

Kent Russell

From the acclaimed author of I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son comes a memoir of a young man’s reckoning with his mother—and the spiritual universe—during a two-week pilgrimage to the Holy Land.When journalist Kent Russell agreed to accompany his mother on a “momgrimage” to Israel and Palestine, he put down his phone and returned to his dissolute life as a self-promoting writer on ... read more

From the acclaimed author of I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son comes a memoir of a young man’s reckoning with his mother—and the spiritual universe—during a two-week pilgrimage to the Holy Land.When journalist Kent Russell agreed to accompany his mother on a “momgrimage” to Israel and Palestine, he put down his phone and returned to his dissolute life as a self-promoting writer on ... read more

Happy 21st Birthday: A Field Guide for Bar Patrons of All Ages

Tanya Podolske Frantzen

The bar is crowded, and sweaty, and alive with the vaguely debauched electricity of Friday night. And as the mechanization of the line finally spits you out in front of the tattooed bartender you freeze. What do you order? HOW do you order? Are you making a "douche move"? And how much do you tip? In HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY, Tanya Frantzen's lovingly warts-and-all guidebook for navigating life on b... read more

The bar is crowded, and sweaty, and alive with the vaguely debauched electricity of Friday night. And as the mechanization of the line finally spits you out in front of the tattooed bartender you freeze. What do you order? HOW do you order? Are you making a "douche move"? And how much do you tip? In HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY, Tanya Frantzen's lovingly warts-and-all guidebook for navigating life on b... read more

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