James Paddock

Biography

James Paddock, Indie Author and avid reader, was born and raised in the Big Sky Country of Montana. The forty-plus years following high school include a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Idaho, service with the U.S. Navy, owner/operator of a small business in South Carolina, a career as a Graphic Designer and a marriage that produced 3 fine children, who then have provided bragging rights for many very fine grandchildren. James began writing short stories in 1993, graduating to novels at the turn of the century. Since then he has produced 12 full-length novels, an inspirational novella and an anthology of 13 of his best short stories, all of which can be found at DesertBookShelf.com. He is now living in Florida with his wife, Penny, enjoying the sun and working on his next novel. Find out more about him at http://about.me/james.paddock

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Books

Remembering Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,480. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Lester has Alzheimer’s. To restore his memory he gets a pacemaker for his brain. He first recalls a dead woman. His wife hires Parker DuPont who soon discovers there is a lot more to Lester’s memory. He remembers where Caroline is buried and is scared into silence that the killer remembers him.
Angels in the Mist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,640. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When her best friend turns up dead, Natasha and Trevor find themselves suspects in her murder, running from terrorists and the police. Will they stop the terrorists from accomplishing their mission of detonating a nuclear weapon? Will Natasha convince the police she didn't help kill her best friend? Will she ever find romance again?
No Swimming
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,490. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
A collection of short shorts and long shorts, humorous, sad, thought provoking and by all means, interesting. INCLUDES a bonus novella: Hot Roast Beef with Mustard.
The Sabre-Toothed Cat Trilogy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 418,820. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Imagine recreating the saber-toothed cat for fun? The possibility sounds exciting, but the reality could be nightmarish. In this trilogy of full-length novels we are drawn into in a world where man becomes the hunted, where cats change the rules and people run for their lives.
Time-Travel Duo
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 368,370. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Book 1, Before Anne After - 1987: 8-months pregnant, Annabelle stumbles into a time-travel experiment, awakening in 1943 with no memory of the event. Book 2, Time Will Tell - 2006: It is Annie's final, regrettable words before her husband is killed that continue to haunt her. They must be fixed, unsaid. If only she had a wormhole.
Angel of Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,760. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Eight days from their wedding, CJ and Stella board a private jet in route to the French super yacht, Angel of Paradise. They've been tasked to determine if Jesper Monnier died at his own hand or at the hand of someone he hustled on the pool table in Atlantic City, or a jealous boyfriend, or a disgruntled employee of the huge superyacht? Or was it someone else altogether?
Never Surrender to Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,780. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
CJ and Stella head out on their honeymoon to New Zealand, land of sailing, penguins and volcanoes. They meet Chloe whose husband and two young children were brutally murdered in their New Zealand home. CJ and Stella find themselves embroiled in the search for the murderer, themselves winding up in his deadly grip. From Auckland down to Christchurch, they pursue both the killer and their honeymoon.
Sailing into Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,750. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Alexandria’s father left 5 years ago. Now she and her killer are dead and he deserves to be told. He must first be found. From Arizona to Indiana to Florida, CJ Washburn follows the leads only to find himself charged with his murder. What does this all have to do with the Battle of the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1969? And what’s the United Irish Republican Army doing in Florida?
Driven by Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,580. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Charlie Porter was struck by a golf ball and killed on the sixth fairway of a Riverview, Florida golf course. Accidental death by golf ball, it is ruled, or is it? Parker DuPont must find the answers. Was it accidental? If not, who was the killer? What is Charlie's widow hiding?
Deserving of Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,050. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Women's bodies keep turning up around PI, CJ Washburn, until he becomes the focus of a manhunt from Idaho to Arizona. And then in a message from the killer he learns that the next victim will be one of the women in his life; his daughter, his girlfriend, his attorney, or his ex-wife. Who is the next target of this deranged killer?
Lost & Forgotten
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,170. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
What do you do to find your identical twin after 22 years? Separated as children, Melissa searches for Marissa. An unfortunate accident erases Marissa's memory and changes her facial features. Wisps of psychic twin connections excite Melissa and confuse Marissa. Only one person knows the truth and he is intent on extortion, and maybe more.
Hot Roast Beef with Mustard
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,690. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
It isn't the hot roast beef with mustard, chocolate shake and hot apple pie at Charlie’s that changes Naomi Wilcox’s life. It is the near-miss with an 18 wheeler on a hot Nevada blacktop, and the Cowboy she helps with chores, the Cowboy who let's her know it is time for her life to change. It is time, Naomi.
Time Will Tell
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 165,460. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this Before Anne After sequel, MIT graduate and teenage Iraq war widow, Annie, is a product of her mother's time-travel nearly 20 years before, herself being born in 1943. When her grandfather regenerates the wormhole, Annie must either discourage his crazy experiments or use the opportunity to apologize then say goodbye to her husband; or could she save him and thus change history?
The Last Sabre
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,070. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Her mother is dead and her sister and aunt blame her. Hacking into her inheritance, Reba escapes to Montana. She is sure it’s not to be near her mother or the sabre-toothed cats. But the cats find her and she is drawn back into the mountains where her mother died. As the body count rises–human and feline–Reba must call upon all her inner power to bring it to a final end.
Sabre City
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 169,500. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Book 2 in the Sabre-Toothed Cat Trilogy. Still haunted by nightmares of sabre-toothed cats, cold and death, Zach discovers that his daughter, Reba, has decided to explore, without permission, the Montana wilderness where, 8 years before, he lost an eye and her mother broke her back. What Reba finds is that her father is a lot more than she ever imagined, and that she has inherited it all.
Before Anne After
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 208,120. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Before Anne After starts you asking questions. “What would happen if we could travel back in time? Would we be able to change history? Should we? Imagine talking with Robert Oppenheimer, or chatting with Ernest Hemingway. Imagine being a modern, highly intelligent, MIT educated woman in a 1943 society, with a newborn at your breast and no memory of how you got there.
Smilodon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 133,790. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Book 1 in the Sabre-Toothed Cat Trilogy. Welcome to a World Where Cats Call the Shots. Imagine recreating the saber-toothed cat for fun? The possibility sounds exciting, but the reality could be nightmarish. In Smilodon, the main character is drawn into in a world where man becomes the hunted. It is fast-paced fiction where cats change the rules and people run for their lives.

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