Rob Preece

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When he's not writing, Rob Preece is playing competitive bridge or planning long distance bicycle trips. He's a fan of fantasy and science fiction, spent months trying to build a staff that would work like Gandalfs (and studied Bo fighting) and does magic tricks on dates. Yeah, he should probably stick with writing.

Rob is the publisher for BooksForABuck.com, a small primarily electronic publisher of novel-length mystery, science fiction, fantasy and romance.

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Horseman (Turkish)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 179,090. Language: Turkish. Published: December 17, 2015 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Literature » Literary
THE HORSEMAN ihtilâflı bir epik roman. Konya platosunda, sekiz bin sene önce neolitik çağ kenti Çatalhöyük'te yaşanmış trajik bir aşk üçgeni'nin 20. Yüzyılda yeniden canlanışını anlatıyor. Romans, uluslararası siyasal entrikalar, reenkarnasyon, kültürel bağlar, mistisizm, ihanet, intikam, günah, kefaret. O'Donnelly'nin kitabı, ancak yıllar süren araştırmalar, farklı farklı yaşam deneyimleri kazand
Korinna
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,590. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A young woman raised in the temples is suddenly exposed to the brutality of the conflict between Rome and Mithriades, King of Pontus and Rome's great enemy. Korinna calls on memories of earlier lives to survive in these turbulent times even as she develops a relationship with the Roman soldier. O'Donnelly delivers a powerful historical novel with a touch of magic.
What the Shadow Knew: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,250. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Detective Deacon Bishop is back. It started as a 'simple' case of infidelity. But when a one-legged skateboarder tells Bishop he witnessed a murder, Bishop finds himself investigating what just might be a terrible crime... or something only the Shadow could know. Author Michael Paulson writes a compelling dark mystery with a nice dash of humor.
God of Traitors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,380. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A strange plague sweeps through the city of Jacksonville in Northern Europe. Virtually everyone in the city is temporarily disabled, even hospitalized. Everyone, that is, except a small number of 'reverse effect' people. What makes them different? And what's the link to a long-ago medical experiment?
Deadly Trade: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,080. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
PI Deacon Bishop is suspicious when a man hires him to look for his son-in-law--clearly there was no love lost between these two. He didn't think, though, that he'd find himself the leading suspect in a serial killing--or that he'd finally find the evidence he needs to put local Mafia boss Frank Portello on death row. First, though, he needs to stay alive.
The Horseman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 226,520. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » General
A sweeping epic featuring a strong and beautiful woman caught in a love triangle, with the entire history of Turkey as background. The Horseman is an award-winning novel by Kristina O'Donnelly, who writes fascinating and powerful stories that combine modern adventure with ancient myth.
Out of the Embers of Hell: Book III in the Coalition/Orthodoxy Universe
Series: The Coalition/Orthodoxy Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,180. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The alliance between the human-dominated Coalition and the Hahtooshan Orthodoxy was born of convenience and mutual enemies, certainly not the result of trust or affection. But unsettled scores and long-standing prejudices rule as opponents on both sides try to sabotage the fragile truce, with Khusaaq, the mercenary officer who forced the alliance as prime target. Exciting space SF adventure.
Deadly Sting: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,010. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2009 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It sounds like an easy job--trail a woman from the airport to her destination and call in where she went. In fact, the job sounds too easy for hardboiled P.I. Deacon Bishop. Still, he needs the money. So... Unfortunately, Bishop is right. Before he can say 'sting,' he's caught in a web of deadly redheads, angry terrorists, murder and... honeybees.
Deadly Age: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,170. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Private Detective Deacon Bishop will do anything to take down the Portello crime family. So, rescuing Rita Portello is low on his priority list--until he learns of a DVD incriminating her brothers, a DVD that Rita can give him. He doesn't count on wading through devil-worshipers, druggies, or Sicilian assassins to get to her. Then again Bishop doesn't have much luck. Hardboiled adventure.
Galactic Freighter: Scourge of the Deep Space Pirates
Series: Contact, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,330. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Spacer Buck Fryman wants to build a successful space freight business--and doing so means fighting off pirates. Fryman never backs off a fight and doesn't mind taking it to the pirates. What he doesn't anticipate is that the emperor will notice and put him in charge of cleaning out the pirate infestation... or that the pirates are organized by the Emperor's deadly enemy. Exciting space adventure.
Witch-Finder: A Chronicle of the Staff and Students of the Theological College of St. Van Helsing
Series: St. Van Helsing, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,350. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Witches, elementals and vampires roam the British Isles. Only the militant arm of the Church of England from the College of St. Van Helsing keep the monsters in line. Vanessa Knipe writes of health-club vampires, school-girl love-spells, backyard gardens gone very wrong, and the efforts of the Witch-Finders to set things right and let ordinary Brits live normal lives.
Path to the Night Mountains
Series: The Coalition/Orthodoxy Universe, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,530. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The alliance between the human-led Coalition and the mysterious Orthodoxy is shaky enough but now it's under sustained attack. Someone seems to know every weakness in both sides and is exploiting them to destroy the only thing that can save both humanity and the Hahtooshan civilization. J. E. Bruce writes a compelling SF adventure combining science with memorable characters.

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The School for Monsters and Misfits
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 71,800. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When young fae don't fit in, they're sent to the School for Monsters and Misfits. Supposedly, they'll learn how to control themselves but why, new student Matt Carnecero wonders, doesn't anyone ever seem to graduate? Carnecero must make a place for himself in a school where every student is a predator--but where the teachers and guards are even more dangerous.
Hunger
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,880. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Ewan drops into Tia Burns's life like Lucifer falling from the sky. His eyes hold ancient secrets. From the moment he arrives, she's constantly under threat. Her girlfriend guesses he's a vampire. Ewan isn't a vampire--exactly. But he hungers for Tia in a way she can't understand, won't accept, yet finds herself unable to resist. They need to work together to survive but can Tia's heart bear it?
A Really Bad Hair Day
Series: The Return of Magic Plague, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,280. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Lawyer Erin Tsong's life is turned upside down when snakes grow out of her hair. Turns out, she's not the only person changing. Werewolves, vampires, fairies and others fill America--and those who weren't changed feel threatened. Erin finds herself defending a vampire accused of rape, unemployed, and lusting after a sexy college prof who wants her snakes more than her body.
Veil of the Goddess
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,480. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When the True Cross is discovered beneath a bombed Iraqi mosque, a countdown to the ultimate Crusade begins. Can Sgt. Ivy Newland control the power of the Cross, or will the Foundation bring about the end-times? Assisted by Capt. Zack Herrera, a mysterious priestess, and growing powers, Ivy flees the CIA, the Foundation, and Iraqi insurgents across Iraq, Turkey, Greece, and Ital
In the Werewolf's Den: The Return of Magic Plague
Series: The Return of Magic Plague, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,480. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When vampires and werewolves threatened to overrun human society, the 'normals' reacted as best they could--mandating separation and creating the elite Warders to protect the normals. Warder Danielle Goodman is assigned to 'herd' the werewolf scientist who claims he may be able t 'cure' the return of magic plague. She doesn't count on falling for his tricks.
Hot in the Saddle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,840. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Joli Start needs a miracle. Unless she can win a cross-country bike race, her cousin will win control of their grandfather's bicycle company and she'll be out of her job and cut off from the only family she's ever had. Her plan, "Miracle-Max" Sandow has coached champions before. If she has to use her body to convince him to help her, well, that wouldn't be the worst thing. Sexy and fun.
Kingmaker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,050. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Ellie Winters thought her life was normal... until her parents were murdered and she discovered their secret. Her parents had carried her across the dimensions and their killers had followed. The only way she can get justice is to follow the killers back. What she finds is a civil war and her desire for vengence wars with her hopes to help create a better world.
NanoCorporate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,260. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In the near future, government has vanished and corporations rule. Even the police have to make a profit--and when a cop stands in the way, that cop has to go. Detective Olivia Jardan finds herself on the run, hunted by the man who mentored her and taught her everything she knows. Only by changing the rules of the game can she survive, but can she trust anyone when everyone is for sale?
One Handsome Devil
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,930. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Her parents' old spellbook was too tempting and Sara Slocum couldn't imagine anything happening when she and her friend wished for a perfect boyfriend. She certainly didn't imagine summoning a demon. Still, once he arrived and she couldn't send him back, she figured she should get some use out of him. Sexy and fun.
Medium in the Middle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,800. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Nobody believes Annie Neeter can see ghosts. She's not surprised when sexy cop Arran Dane joins that list. Unfortunately, the local mob leader is a believer and can think of multiple ways to use her talent...no matter who gets hurt.
Merchant Prince of Arcadia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,610. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Marooned on a low-technology planet, a young space merchant should be able to whip up some inventions and take control. Unfortunately for Jake, his background is in business--and English Lit. Still, with the greatest civilization of Arcadia in serious decline, Jake has to make a decision--do what he can to save it, or look after his own rear end. Science fiction adventure.

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