<![CDATA[Ricki Wilson - INDIE SPOTLIGHT]]>Sun, 03 Dec 2017 06:46:22 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[INDIE SPOTLIGHT on Singer/Songwriter Joel Patrick's EP, 1212 @joelpanderson #soundcloud #bandcamp #indiemusic]]>Sun, 03 Dec 2017 12:56:21 GMThttp://rickiwilson.com/indie-spotlight/indie-spotlight-on-singersongwriter-joel-patricks-ep-1212-joelpanderson-soundcloud-bandcamp-indiemusic
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A writer’s greatest joy might be that exquisite, inexplicable experience of pure, uninhibited focus. Joel Patrick’s EP, 2012 is like a magic elixir for that.
Joel Patrick Anderson, a singer/songwriter and freelance videographer, has released a collection of songs that is nothing short of pure, creative inspiration.

1212
is available from
SOUNDCLOUD
and
BANDCAMP
The proceeds will help to fund the next chapter in Joel’s creative pursuits. 
Read Joel’s story at Generosity.

Connect with Joel on TWITTER
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<![CDATA[INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Happily featuring authors since 2012! #amwriting #authorpromo]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:30:57 GMThttp://rickiwilson.com/indie-spotlight/indie-spotlight-happily-featuring-authors-since-2012-amwriting-authorpromo
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One of the most difficult things for Indie authors to manage is getting the word out about our novels. INDIE SPOTLIGHT is but one step toward accomplishing that goal.
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<![CDATA[INDIE SPOTLIGHT on THE KILLING PLOY by Steve Haberman @steve_haberman #spy #thriller]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:58:00 GMThttp://rickiwilson.com/indie-spotlight/indie-spotlight-on-the-killing-ploy-by-steve-haberman-steve_haberman-spy-thriller
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"...an excellent spy novel where spies are following spies and you are never certain of who are the good guys...until the end..." Peter Klein, Allbooks Reviews
Pablo de Silva was once a tracker and shooter in the CIA's elite Eyes and Ears Unit, whose work in Europe includes surveillance and if necessary, killing.
But that was before Berlin.
On a Berlin mission, he lost his nerve and failed to save the life of a fellow agent and lover.
Tormented by this, sick of violence, held now in low regard by colleagues, he's transferred to a cushy job in Guatemala City to recuperate. One day, his former mention/head of the Unit calls him home with a new assignment. Liaise with an FBI counterterrorism expert in San Diego and see if the murders of two top Defense Department military contractors, headquartered in that city, have any European terrorist connection. If so, his mentor's Unit will take over.
The task seems simple to de Silva. Off to San Diego and beyond he goes, not realizing he's slipped into a dangerous world. Does he have more enemies than he thinks? Should he watch his back as well as his front? Not until the conclusion of his mission does he find out. And not until that end do his allies discover Pablo de Silva is much more than he seems.

THE KILLING PLOY
is available from
AMAZON
SMASHWORDS


Follow Steve on
TWITTER
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<![CDATA[Some stories stay with us forever.  MAGGIE'S FALL is that kind of story.]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:01:36 GMThttp://rickiwilson.com/indie-spotlight/some-stories-stay-with-us-forever-maggies-fall-is-that-kind-of-story
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"I read Maggie's fall in a matter of hours, because I could not put it down. It is a beautiful story with many emotional ups and downs. The imagery is so well portrayed that you feel like you're watching a movie rather than reading a book." -Amazon Review
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<![CDATA[INDIE SPOTLIGHT on THE LOYALIST'S WIFE by Elaine Cougler @ElaineCougler #historicalfiction]]>Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:14:05 GMThttp://rickiwilson.com/indie-spotlight/indie-spotlight-on-the-loyalists-wife-by-elaine-cougler-elainecougler-historicalfiction
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Elaine Cougler: Winner of the 2014 WCDR Pay It Forward Award; Finalist in the 2014 Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair Self-Published Author Awards
When American colonists resort to war against Britain and her colonial attitudes, a young couple caught in the crossfire must find a way to survive. Pioneers in the wilds of New York State, John and Lucy face a bitter separation and the fear of losing everything, even their lives, when he joins Butler’s Rangers to fight for the King and leaves her to care for their isolated farm. As the war in the Americas ramps up, ruffians roam the colonies looking to snap up Loyalist land. Alone, pregnant, and fearing John is dead, Lucy must fight with every weapon she has.
With vivid scenes of desperation, heroism, and personal angst, Elaine Cougler takes us back to the beginnings of one great country and the planting of Loyalist seeds for another. The Loyalist’s Wife transcends the fighting between nations to show us the individual cost of such battles.

THE LOYALIST'S WIFE
(Book One of The Loyalist Trilogy)
is available from
AMAZON
and
KOBO

From the author: "My writing journey led to speaking gigs and also to my giving workshops on a variety of subjects.  You learn a lot when you embrace your dreams; people seem to want to know how to do that.  I can help."
Learn more about Elaine Cougler's writing, teaching, and speaking engagements:
Author Website
Facebook
YouTube
Twitter
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<![CDATA[Promoting your latest (or first) novel?  Check out INDIE SPOTLIGHT!]]>Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:22:28 GMThttp://rickiwilson.com/indie-spotlight/promoting-your-latest-or-first-novel-check-out-indie-spotlight
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One of the most difficult things for Indie authors to manage is getting the word out about our novels. INDIE SPOTLIGHT is but one step toward accomplishing that goal.


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<![CDATA[INDIE SPOTLIGHT on R. S. Guthrie's James Pruett Mysteries @rsguthrie #mystery #thriller #suspense]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:27:57 GMThttp://rickiwilson.com/indie-spotlight/indie-spotlight-on-r-s-guthries-james-pruett-mysteries-rsguthrie-mystery-thriller-suspense
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An author whose writing will grab you and not let go! R.S. Guthrie was voted by The Author Show as one of "Fifty Great Writers You Should Be Reading".
In BLOOD LAND, the first of the James Pruett Mysteries, crime's an ugly constant in the big cities. L.A. Chicago. New York. But when a savage murder brutalizes a small town and neighbor turns on neighbor, a tough-as-nails cop is essential to restoring order. Blood Land is a gritty, emotional saga set in the contemporary Wyoming badlands with both greed and vengeance at its core. 
When billions of dollars in 21st century natural gas rights hang in the balance, and the town's top law officer's wife is slain by her own brother, a reluctant hero is forced to battle his own demons and ultimately choose between justice, revenge, and duty.

MONEY LAND is the sequel to the riveting, Blood Land, that introduced the Sheriff James Pruett Mystery/Thriller series. Big crime has come literally crashing down on the small town of Wind River, Wyoming. 
When a small plane bound for the Canadian border carrying money for the Sustantivo Cartel smashes into the glacial Wind River Mountains, the event brings a heartless evil presence to one of the more remote places on earth. 
The tail of the plane is discovered, empty. No drugs. No money. Shortly afterward, people start dying. When the cartel comes to town, Pruett will do anything within his power to save his town, his people, the land, and his family. Anything. 

In HONOR LAND, the third James Pruett Mystery, the hero is faced with the biggest challenge of his life: saving the life of an even larger hero. Honor Land is a gritty, emotional story of patriotism, multiple murders, a hero Delta Force veteran, Kyle Yoder, who doesn't understand himself any longer, much less whether or not he is capable of the brutal crimes for which he is charged. 
James Pruett and his team will have to uncover the answers if they are to keep Yoder from a guilty verdict and a mandatory execution by lethal injection. 

The JAMES PRUETT MYSTERIES
and other works by R.S. GUTHRIE

are available from
AMAZON


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<![CDATA[INDIE SPOTLIGHT on WILD CARD by Luke Murphy @AuthorLMurphy #thriller #mystery]]>Sat, 14 Oct 2017 03:19:10 GMThttp://rickiwilson.com/indie-spotlight/indie-spotlight-on-wild-card-by-luke-murphy-authorlmurphy-thriller-mystery
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“This one contains all the danger, treachery, and action a thriller reader could wish for. Luke Murphy has the touch.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Order
This time, it’s not a job.
After proving his innocence as a murder suspect, taking down an assassin, and being an instrumental part in solving a high profile murder, Calvin Watters believes he can finally move on—until Ace Sanders’ prison escape catapults him into action.


This time, it’s personal!
Something has always bothered Detective Dale Dayton about the arrest of Ace Sanders. Call it police intuition, but his inner ‘cop alarm’ keeps twitching. When Dale reopens the case, he’s introduced to new evidence that leads him into a political nightmare.

Who will play the Wild Card to survive?
While Calvin tracks Sanders across continents and into unknown, unfriendly surroundings, Dale remains in Vegas to uncover the truth behind police corruption, prison escapes, and hired assassins. But Calvin and Dale must be vigilant, because there’s a deadly, new player in town.

WILD CARD
A Calvin Watters Mystery (Book II)

is available from
AMAZON


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<![CDATA[INDIE SPOTLIGHT on Part II of Kami Boley's THE GATOR LEAVES NOTHING BEHIND @boleybooks]]>Sun, 08 Oct 2017 10:08:10 GMThttp://rickiwilson.com/indie-spotlight/indie-spotlight-on-part-ii-of-kami-boleys-the-gator-leaves-nothing-behind-boleybooks
The Disturbing History Saga - Inspired by actual events
"Choose de right one an' you will know peace and success . . . 
Choose de wrong one an' you will suffer in bondage many a year."


A chance meeting set the spinning threads of destiny in motion in the bayou-side community of Houma, Louisiana, where a young woman’s quiet struggle builds to horrific heights. Mary Poche finds herself facing a diabolical threat, a nemesis she never expected: her husband.
Back in September of 1958, Mary was delivered a fate-filled message about dangerous choices and two men who would enter her life. The mysterious details of that Creole woman’s warning fade fast from Mary's memory as the busy school days go by, yet her future continues to align, inescapable.  
Mary has a brilliant mind with a clear road to her educational ambitions, but life is about to throw her into a maze of relationships, hormones, desires, and dangers she never saw coming. She finds herself lured, caught amidst the attention of a boy and a man. One has a questionable future and one has a mysterious past; both are a possible threat to her safety.
She's afraid of losing her head and her heart to love . . . but what if the stakes are much higher?

THE GATOR LEAVES NOTHING BEHIND
PART II

is available from
AMAZON
KOBO

BOLEY BOOKS


THE GATOR LEAVES NOTHING BEHIND Part I


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<![CDATA[INDIE SPOTLIGHT on THE HOOK by Kathleen Doler @kathleendoler]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:50:13 GMThttp://rickiwilson.com/indie-spotlight/indie-spotlight-on-the-hook-by-kathleen-doler-kathleendoler
After three years away, Dana, a globe-trotting journalist, reluctantly returns to her foggy coastal hometown, Half Moon Bay. She's been running away all of her adult life, from the mental illness and chaos that defined her childhood. Now her junkie brother, a former surf star, is tangled up with a brutal meth dealer and he's in the hospital.
Dana and Shane bonded over surfing as teenagers, frequenting local breaks, including THE HOOK, to escape their violent and damaged family. Dana's father and brother walked away from Shane years ago, unwilling to deal with his volatility and drug use. But she just won't give up on him.
As Dana turns to her friends and the tight-knit surfing community for help she confronts her brother's illegal activities and nearly homeless existence. But that's just the beginning ... a drug kingpin is chasing Shane and then Dana, the FBI are involved, a gang war is building, and a new family crisis is brewing. Meanwhile Dana's gut-wrenching and frightening journey forces her to face her ruinous childhood, her inability to sustain relationships and her struggle to move on with her life.

THE HOOK
Surfing to Survive a Shattered Family, Drugs, Gangs, and the FBI
is available from
AMAZON
and INDIE BOOK STORES

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