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    New Books

    Coming in August
    Eye of the storm cover Today we issued EYE OF THE STORM by Amy Eastlake. This romance/thriller is set in the mean streets of contemporary Dallas and Laredo, Texas. A private detective believes her best friend was murdered--but the police, political establishment, and the criminal underworld are all out to stop her from proving it. EYE OF THE STORM was a Romance Writers of America 2005 Golden Heart Finalist. EYE will be available for only $3.99, but for the first month of availability, it'll be offered for the promotional price of only $1 (hey, we are named Books For A Buck). Read the review and the prologue FREE here. Check out this beautiful cover (cover art by Jane Graves):

    New in July
    Volume 2 of author Kristina O'Donnelly's ANDROMAKHE is now available. Volume 2 continues this fascinating historical fantasy set during and after the Trojan War. Andromakhe, now widow of Hektor (Hector), the great Trojan hero, must somehow survive and pursue her dream of recreating the Trojan civilization that the Greek warriors have destroyed. (Note--you can buy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 at the discounted price of only $5.99, a $1 saving).

    DEAD ON by Michael Paulson, a hard-hitting hard-boiled detective thriller, has been getting great reviews. Way to go, Michael. It's now available in trade paperback as well as eBook format.

    ANDROMAKHE by Kristina O'Donnelly has also been getting great reviews. Congratulations, Kristina.

    Also in July, we released a FREE short story--THE MOON OVER WATERMELLON LEAVES by Rob Preece. This story came to me in a dream and I couldn't get it out of my head until I wrote it. Check it out here.

    Our Contest

    Last Month's Contest
    Last month's contest asked, "Who was Andromakhe's first husband." Answer, Hektor (Hector), the Trojan hero. The winner is Jeff. Congratulations, Jeff. You win your choice of any eBook published by

    This Month's Contest
    What is the relationship between Hermione and Helen of Troy. (Note: this is NOT the Hermione from the Harry Potter series). Need a hint? You can find it here in our review of ANDROMAKHE Vol. 2 by Kristina O'Donnelly. If you think you know, send your answer to us at publisher '@' The winner will be randomly drawn from correct entries and will receive their choice of any eBook we publish.

    What's Happening

    It was great to meet with so many authors and readers at the 2006 Romance Writers of America conference in Atlanta last month. I hope I'll be able to meet with many more of you soon. Upcoming events include:

    • I'll be speaking at the Erle Stanley Gardner Mystery convention in Temecula, California Nov. 3-5, 2006.
    • I'll be speaking at the Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG) in Cedar Hill on October 10, 2006.
    • I'll be speaking at Fencon III in Dallas, September 22-24
    • I'm proposing a talk at the Romantic Times conference in Houston in March, 2007.

    I hope to meet with lots of you at one (or more) of these events. author Kara Lennox will be holding an on-line chat at 7:00 PM (Central time) on August 10th. Go to and click the 'chat' button.

    Other authors--let me know about your activities and I'll include them in the newsletter.

    New Reviews We've added reviews of the following books during July:

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