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Boo! Volume Two
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,870. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A dozen dark tales (and one rather sweet) make up this sugar-free Halloween treat. Attention—these stories may contain the following: violence, disturbing themes, profanity, humor, wit, sappiness, and flashes of genius. The stories may induce nausea, creepy-crawly sensations, bursts of laughter, or twisted dreams. Do not drive or operate machinery while consuming Boo! Two. For external use only.
Wolf in the Fold
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,550. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Even in an enlightened future, people still treat their animals badly. Rue knows that the hard way: from working with equine rescue and rehabilitation at a local shelter. But it isn't just people who abuse animals. There's a killer on the loose among Rue's bucolic neighbors. She's no detective, but solving the mysterious mutilations falls into her lap...along with a very unexpected partner.
It Is What It Is
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Series: Hollywood Knights, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,460. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Still reeling from her one-night stand with Seth, Jenny begins to work in earnest to build her new life in California. Despite the fact that Seth wants another chance, Jenny still isn't sure she can trust him, but she can't walk away either. When Seth encounters a family crisis, Jenny finds herself putting his pieces back together again...and wondering what it all means for their relationship.
Boo! Volume One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,860. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A collection of Halloween short stories from indie authors ranging from sad and sweet to mind-numbingly horrific. The Candy Tax by Laurie Boris The Legend of the Sparrow by Jen Daniele Ghost Story by Ann Cathey Spirits by JD Mader Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Erin McGowan Ambergris, Camphor, Laudanum, Myrrh by David Antrobus Open My Eyes by LB Clark William Howard Taft Zombie Lemming Fighter
Smoke and Mirrors
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Series: Hollywood Knights, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,860. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
For veteran PI Jenny Marshall, the time has come to trade in her old life in Florida for one on the outskirts of LA. Before she has time to unpack, she finds herself rooming with her high school crush and longtime friend, rock superstar Seth Webber, and embroiled in her first cast as a California PI: a missing persons case that leads her down a path she's sworn to herself she'd never follow.
Jukebox Heroes Box Set
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Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 253,550. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The entire Jukebox Heroes Series - all four novels, the prequel novella, and all four short stories.
Aftermath
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,700. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Carly McGrath has suffered many losses. She's lost friends. She's lost family. She may even have lost her mind. Sooner or later, she must find the strength to face her past before the demons she's running from catch up to her and push her over the edge.
Jukebox Heroes Omnibus Volume 2
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Series: Jukebox Heroes. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,370. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Contains books 3 and 4 of the Jukebox Heroes series along with the short story Aftermath (set between books 2 and 3).
To Run Out Of Air - Jukebox Heroes Four
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,280. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
With a hundred unanswered questions about magic and romance, Elizabeth sought and found sanctuary in Seth's California mansion, a place where she can hide from a life filled with uncertainty - so much uncertainty that she feels like she’s drowning in it. All she wants is a quiet, normal life, and the possibility that she may never have that could prove to be more than she can bear.
Aftermath (a Jukebox Heroes short story)
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Series: Jukebox Heroes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Brian Kelly is a lot of things - friend, lover, musician, basketball enthusiast. But there's one thing Brian Kelly is not: a quitter.
Jukebox Heroes Omnibus Volume 1
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Series: Jukebox Heroes. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 144,120. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Contains books 1 and 2 of the Jukebox Heroes series - Call Out and Everything You Are - plus the prequel novella The Hand of Fate.
Music Speaks
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Series: Jukebox Heroes. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,180. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Music has a special kind of magic. It can spark a long-buried memory, bring people together, or even save a life. In these pages are eleven short stories in genres ranging from romance to dystopia, all sharing a single theme: the power of music. Proceeds will go to the MusiCares Foundation to help musicians in times of need. This is a private project and is not endorsed by MusiCares.
Certain Kind of Fool
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
When Justin fell in love with Nick, everyone thought he was a fool. Sometimes, he thinks they were right. But then, love makes fools of us all.
Call Out
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,750. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011 by Lone Star BookWorks. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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A phone call from her best friend’s boyfriend pulls Elizabeth Morgan into a situation she could never have imagined. The world as she knows it changes in the blink of an eye when she finds herself facing a world where terrorists can sling magic as well as bullets, everyone is both more and less than they seem, and even her own thoughts and feelings are suspect. Book 1 in the Jukebox Heores series


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  • Isn't It Romantic? on Aug. 08, 2011

    This is a fun, lighthearted romance, perfect for curling up with at the end of a long day or reading by the pool or on the beach. Interesting, quirky characters, realistic dialog, and a clean, straightforward writing style make this book well worth reading. Looking forward to reading more from Ellen Fisher.
  • The Wrinkly on Aug. 19, 2011

    Far-fetched but plausible, 'The Wrinkly' is packed with wit, humor, believable characters, and evocative descriptions. Gentle commentary on the ecology of Florida and it's fragile state is reminiscent of Carl Hiaasen, but Collis definitely has a writing style all his own. One of the best 'chosen-for-its-summary' books I've read in ages.
  • Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll (SEALS, Inc., Book 1) on Nov. 08, 2011

    Although this book has a few things going for it (decent dialogue except during the 'love' scenes, technically well-written, adverbs used sparingly, and vivid descriptions of the setting), it wasn't great. The plot was contrived and unbelievable, the characters were more like caricatures, the lead male's name kept changing from Hawk to Hawke (and his love interest called him by his surname - what?), the physical descriptions of the characters were often cliche, and there were small details that showed a lack of thought and/or research. Writing erotica does not give you a license to write poor fiction! While the plot may not be the main point of an erotica novel, whatever plot is inserted into the tale should be at least somewhat plausible. A Navy Seal posing as a rock star is the least of the problems with the plot of this book. That said, it wasn't the worst book I've ever spent time reading. I wouldn't recommend it or the author, though. There are better books - including free erotica - out there.
  • Trevor's Song on Dec. 07, 2011
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    Trevor’s Song managed to take me completely by surprise. Trevor himself was the biggest surprise, being one of the most dysfunctional leads I’ve seen in a book in a long, long time. In the beginning, I didn’t even like him. He wasn’t what you might call a sympathetic character. But by the time I was halfway through the book, I was ready to shank anyone who so much as looked at him sideways. It was very interesting to watch his character grow and change (even if I sometimes wanted to smack some sense into him). The characters, dialogue, and storyline are all above average, and Gottfried writes in a smooth, straightforward style. Even the minor characters have quirks and traits that make them stand out, and the major characters are fleshed out fairly well. The dialogue is believable (and often amusing), and the storylines are all compelling enough to keep you reading. My complaints about this book are very minor ones. One was the way the backstory was handled. Fans who were introduced to the characters through Gottfried’s blog might not have the same issues as I did, but I felt like a little more explication would have been nice in places. I was glad, though, that Trevor’s entire backstory wasn’t hurled at the reader in one fell swoop. However, I felt a little loss now and again in the first quarter or so of the book. Another thing that added to that ‘being lost’ feeling in the early part of the book was the lack of anything to mark the passage of time. I didn’t notice any reference to the month or seasons or anything, but it’s obvious quite a bit of time passes in relatively few pages. This was a little confusing, but not enough to distract from the story. The last ‘negative’ about this book is that it could use another round of proofreading. I believe that almost every book has at least a few typographical errors, but I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that there are a number in this book. Overall, I enjoyed this book quite a lot. Much more, in fact, than I thought I would when I first began reading it. It was a sometimes fun, sometimes heartbreaking story set against an irresistible backdrop of rock and roll and one of the better indie books I’ve read.
  • Trevor's Song on Dec. 07, 2011

    Trevor’s Song managed to take me completely by surprise. Trevor himself was the biggest surprise, being one of the most dysfunctional leads I’ve seen in a book in a long, long time. In the beginning, I didn’t even like him. He wasn’t what you might call a sympathetic character. But by the time I was halfway through the book, I was ready to shank anyone who so much as looked at him sideways. It was very interesting to watch his character grow and change (even if I sometimes wanted to smack some sense into him). The characters, dialogue, and storyline are all above average, and Gottfried writes in a smooth, straightforward style. Even the minor characters have quirks and traits that make them stand out, and the major characters are fleshed out fairly well. The dialogue is believable (and often amusing), and the storylines are all compelling enough to keep you reading. My complaints about this book are very minor ones. One was the way the backstory was handled. Fans who were introduced to the characters through Gottfried’s blog might not have the same issues as I did, but I felt like a little more explication would have been nice in places. I was glad, though, that Trevor’s entire backstory wasn’t hurled at the reader in one fell swoop. However, I felt a little loss now and again in the first quarter or so of the book. Another thing that added to that ‘being lost’ feeling in the early part of the book was the lack of anything to mark the passage of time. I didn’t notice any reference to the month or seasons or anything, but it’s obvious quite a bit of time passes in relatively few pages. This was a little confusing, but not enough to distract from the story. The last ‘negative’ about this book is that it could use another round of proofreading. I believe that almost every book has at least a few typographical errors, but I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that there are a number in this book. Overall, I enjoyed this book quite a lot. Much more, in fact, than I thought I would when I first began reading it. It was a sometimes fun, sometimes heartbreaking story set against an irresistible backdrop of rock and roll and one of the better indie books I’ve read.
  • Dreams and Nightmares on Dec. 26, 2011

    For most of the book, I had no idea how Albert and Decker’s lives would intersect. That Werner managed to keep that under wraps is impressive. The book shifts from one character’s story to another until they intersect in the last quarter of the book. The stories are interesting in their own right, but trying to sort out how they will come together – and then watching them collide – is what makes Dreams and Nightmares so compelling. The story is well thought-out and well written. The characters are believable and the descriptions evocative. I enjoyed this book a great deal and would recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a novel that’s neither fluffy nor weighty but just right.