Assent Publishing

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Les Denton is the president of Assent Publishing, LLC. She founded Assent to bring quality authors and readers together within this evolving book publishing industry. She is excited to be the only publisher to present Assent Academy, the first of its kind, which offers professionally taught marketing, book business curriculum and customized advice at no charge to our authors throughout their careers with Assent Publishing.

When the internet broke ground, Les offered services in technology. It was an exciting time and she was able to offer many new things to people and businesses. As a technology and knowledge management executive she was able to lead new strategic direction. Over time of course, what was once groundbreaking became the norm.

Les also writes and surrounds herself in that environment. When ebooks were just starting to heat up the market, a fellow writer approached her with stories of successes in the publishing realm. She recognized this fresh opportunity, just like the birth of the internet, an exciting new frontier where authors have more opportunity than ever before. Because of that readers are meeting new authors every day.

Having spent the last decade as a knowledge management and technology executive, talent acquisition and motivation were her passion. The time seemed right to start bringing all the energetic imaginative resources she had found together.

The result is Assent Publishing, a team of talented editors, artists, and marketing mavens with a splash of technologists. Les serves as the managing editor for Bad Day Books, Assent’s horror, thriller, and suspense imprint.

Though she has returned to her native Pittsburgh, PA, Les has lived in varied climates and landscapes throughout the East Coast and Chicago. She is the proud owner of a wiener dog named Theodore who works in the community as a Therapy Dog and serves as the perfect ear for read-aloud editing opinions.

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Sheila: Baby’s First Zombie Apocalypse
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Grasping hands of the infected scrabble at the door as the strange baby in Wendell Jenkins’ arms screams in terror. Can he save the child from a fate worse than death?
The Light Catcher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,460. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A highly intuitive mother gets psychic hits about the kids next door, and she thinks she’s going crazy. She's not, but her doubt doesn’t stop a clock that’s ticking toward disaster.
Beyond the Gloaming
Series: Sebastian and the Hibernauts, One. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,610. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A cowardly Yorkshire boy must brave the ghostly Gloaming if he is to save the Celtic dreamworld of his ancestors.
Measure Twice
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,900. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
An addict is killing Pittsburgh city officials, but Homicide Detective Jackson Channing has his own addiction. Only a twelve step program can solve the difficulties tormenting both killer and cop.
Shark in the Water
Series: Cold War Chronicles, Book One. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,800. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
At the close of World War II, Dr. James Palmer, nationally esteemed physicist who developed nuclear research used in the atom bomb dropped on Japan, mysteriously disappears.
The Dead Man’s Deal Book 1: The Witherspoon Mansion Adventures
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,530. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When Winki Witherspoon lost her husband she inherited his New Orleans mansion and his magical talent. Can she master it and discover his traitor before she too is destroyed?
Find Me A Woman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,830. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This time the quarterback didn't go for the cheerleader. He loves the girl in the stands with toddler stains on her shirt. The girl he never noticed, right in front of his nose.
The Crimson Orb
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,220. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
While others seek the Crimson Orb, teenage Nissa searches for her mysteriously missing magic teacher, Madoc, and discovers how little she knows about her world and herself.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,590. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A team of researchers developing bionic limbs and conducting organ transplants in an underground laboratory in East Harlem begin relying on abducted victims for their experiments.
Series: Airwaves, Book One. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,680. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
A weather forecaster wants to live a quiet, cloudy life, but when the station's scorching hot, younger cameraman rolls in like thunder, she realizes weather and love are never predictable.
The Truth
Series: Celia Kelly. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,210. Language: American English. Published: April 12, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Commander Celia Kelly finally comes face to face with The Truth. Will the third thriller in the series reveal the mystery behind Tom Kelly’s disappearance?
Love's Magic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,750. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
A female magician, a not so innocent black rabbit, a treasure map, a duke firm in his convictions, a band of pirates, and romance equals mayhem in the making!
A Woman's Role
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,220. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
In the man’s world of 1955, Celina is determined to resist the coal mining tradition of her Polish-American family and find a life and love of her own.
Rising Storm: Fading Empires Vol I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,090. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Established empires are fading and altered realities embrace a sinister future. Fading Empires is a time and place where unlikely heroes, scheming villains, monstrous entities, and ruthless super-gangs clash for dominance.
Giving Myself Away
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,590. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Divorced mom Adrienne gets pregnant after fooling around with a lonely mortician. He wants to marry her and raise the baby together, but she has other ideas.
Thai Twist: A Cultural Romance
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,670. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
In Thai Twist, instead of visiting temples with her older sister, high school graduate Gina spends her trip to Thailand chasing lost relatives as she falls for a mysterious native and his country.
Waking Dream: Devlin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,160. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The universe is a Waking Dream, and when reality collides with the intentions of the Immortals, humanity faces a whole new level of consciousness destined to transform the world.
The Lie
Series: Celia Kelly. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,610. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
What does Commander Celia Kelly do when faced with possibly protecting America from the President? Will she be able to uncover the lie in time?
Rise of the Raven Knights, Suffer the Witch Chronicles I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,050. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When evil threatens the world, mystically-gifted Gazzy Windstorm, along with his Wiccan sister Lori, master their magical powers and lead an order of undead Raven Knights to protect all they love.
Cross Marketing Magic for Authors: Developing New Avenues for Advanced Book Marketing
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 51,380. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
Techniques for advanced book marketing; gain more sales, revive slow sales, rejuvenate a flat lined backlist, and do it all in places no other author is looking.
The Pact
Series: Celia Kelly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,310. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Navy Commander Celia Kelly is an Intelligence Officer who takes on intrigue and suspense when she leads a Navy SEAL Team after an arms group called The Pact.
Finding Author Success: Discovering and Uncovering the Marketing Power Within Your Manuscript Second Edition
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,830. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
In this turbulent publishing landscape, authors who can’t create book sales will lose. Finding Author Success: Discovering and Uncovering the Marketing Power Within Your Manuscript is the success blueprint.
Surfer Girls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,720. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Nicole, Barbara, and Cairn were dubbed the Surfer Girls when they were all best friends in high school. Now grown, they never dreamed that their joking plan would turn into a terrible reality far beyond their control. Surfer Girls, three women getting even with the men who’ve done them wrong, with a little help from the supernatural.
Welcome to New Tipton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,360. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
New Tipton is a small city with a big secret. Something terrible happened there over 150 years ago, and the people of the city have paid a price ever since. In return for keeping the city's secrets, the residents of New Tipton have enjoyed enormous prosperity. Eventually the story behind the secret is discovered. With the secret revealed, what will happen to the city and its people?
Fortune Cookies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,710. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
If you've ever seen a picture from days gone by of an old Chinese man, you know what Chang looks like. But that is all you'll know. You'll never know about the secrets Chang carries in his head, or the ancient knowledge woven into the embroidery of the ageless silk robe he wears. You might get to taste one of his fortune cookies. If you do, you'd better hope you are deserving of only good fortune.

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