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  • Murder by the Mile

    11/16/2017 11:20:18 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 30 replies
    Phoenix Magazine ^ | December 2017 | May Phan
    Combine a hitman, a suspicious federal agent, a world-famous graphic novelist and a daredevil journalist and you get a Molotov cocktail of mishaps in Phoenix native and former truck driver Jeffrey Yochim’s pulp thriller. Collateral Crimes (West Wave Publishing, $14.99) chronicles the adventures of novelist and murder witness Jonathan Starker, who hitches a ride to a comic book convention and finds himself on the run from an ATF agent and a ruthless hitman. The story, a slow burner at the start but fast-paced enough to keep readers flipping pages – think murder, truck hijackings and pesky witnesses – grows more...
  • Conservative Novel

    03/25/2017 7:06:41 PM PDT · by DC Bound · 12 replies
    Greetings Freepers. I'm posting a 100% self-serving vanity because I suspect I'm going to need some help. My most recent novel delves a little into politics and as the reviews begin to come in, I'm already getting flack for conservatism. It so happens that the reviewer left a five star review, but because I've submitted the novel to about two hundred literary-type reviewers, bloggers, etc, I suspect there will soon be a deluge of left-leaning reviews. So I wanted to make the same offer here as to all the book reviewers and bloggers who have just received their copies. I'll...
  • Instead of '1984', Read This

    03/05/2017 6:24:27 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 42 replies
    WashPo ^ | 3/3/2017 | George Will
    <p>Although America’s political system seems unable to stimulate robust, sustained economic growth, it at least is stimulating consumption of a small but important segment of literature. Dystopian novels are selling briskly — Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” (1932), Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen Here” (1935), George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” (1945) and “1984” (1949), Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” (1953) and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” (1985), all warning about nasty regimes displacing democracy.</p>
  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" Author Harper Lee may have written a third novel

    07/13/2015 9:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/13/2015 | Wyatt Massey, Special to CNN
    Two startling revelations about long-hidden work by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee have stunned readers awaiting Tuesday's release of her new book, "Go Set a Watchman." Lee's attorney, Tonja Carter, hinted Monday in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that the reclusive author may have written a third novel. Carter wrote that she recently examined the contents of a safe-deposit box in Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, and saw the manuscript for "Watchman" lying "underneath a stack of a significant number of pages of another typed text." "Was it an earlier draft of 'Watchman,' or of 'Mockingbird,'...
  • 'Echoes of Apollo' is an action packed technothriller about the first space war

    06/27/2015 6:04:39 AM PDT · by Marcus · 4 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 27, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    “Echoes of Apollo” by George Thompson is the sort of space faring technothriller that Tom Clancy would have been proud to have placed his name on if he was still alive. The novel is a near future story of what amounts to the first space war between China and the United States. “Echoes of Apollo” not only involve the sort of cutting edge technological toys inherent in the genre, but also makes clever use of the technology of the past. The story also casts a new light on the ongoing debate as to whether or not to return to the...
  • Freeper Novel

    03/14/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 14 replies ^ | 3/14/2014 | Bern Pearson
    Desperate to keep his job at defense contractor Prospero Industries, Havelock must locate their mysterious top salesman, Nick Necropolis, and report the status of a planned $30 million cash deal. But Nick is dead. Now, to keep his job Havelock must hide the corpse and complete the deal. But Nick’s body keeps getting moved to where it will be found…then, Havelock is threatened. The Israelis will kill him if the deal goes through and the Syrians will kill him if it doesn’t. As if matters couldn’t be worse…Havelock discovers what it is he’s selling. Humor. Action/adventure.
  • Introducing the Freeper Novel Ping List.

    03/09/2014 2:59:24 PM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 28 replies
    Self | 3/9/2014 | Bern Pearson
    Freepers wanting to use this list to announce their latest book or a book giveaway, etc. Freepmail me. You got on this list by being intemperate enough to let me know you downloaded one of my novels. If you want off, mail me. If you want on, likewise. BTW, I’m new at this so your suggestions (other than the one about what I should do with my head) are appreciated.
  • The Smile Ambassadors

    02/28/2014 9:53:35 AM PST · by abigkahuna · 7 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2014-02-28 | abigkahuna
    This is a shameless vanity. As this is the last day of February, I would like to offer my freshly published ebook for free to my fellow members of the forum. Please go to: and use this download code to receive the book for FREE!: ZV87U The code is good until March 27. The story, while suitable for all humans, was written for children between the ages of 8-14. It is not political, or agenda driven story. Unless, one considers wholesomeness an agenda. All that is asked is that if you download the book and read it and like the...
  • Freeper novel free today on

    01/10/2014 10:51:34 AM PST · by Gen.Blather · 58 replies
    Self ^ | 1/10/2014 | Bern Pearson
    My novel “The Minor God,” by Bern Pearson, is free today on It is fantasy, but its basis is conservative. So many writers use some liberal progressive meme like anthropomorphic global warming or a future without money as everybody works for enlightenment or self-actualization. (I found it hard to watch the later Star Trek episodes and movies for that reason.) This is about a young man who discovers that everything he ever believed is false. Suddenly, there's a price on his head and he has nowhere to go and no one to turn to. To make matters worse, he's...
  • Freeper Novel Free Today Only

    01/10/2014 2:50:17 AM PST · by Gen.Blather · 33 replies
    Self Published ^ | 1/10/2014 | Bern Pearson Freeper Novel Free on today. True it’s fantasy rather than politics, but so frequently fantasy writers turn off conservatives by exposing as true liberal lies. You’ll find “The Minor God” is gritty, realistic for its world and sets a conservative tone. Please send the link to somebody you know who will enjoy a humor action-filled romp through an alternative world. (The god Bob is modeled after Jesus.)
  • AZ School District Pulls Sexually Explicit Book Recommended by Common Core Standards

    09/12/2013 4:33:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/12/2013
    An Arizona school district has pulled from its reading list a sexually explicit novel that is recommended as an "exemplar text" in the Common Core Standards. Parents and community members at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona expressed concern about the novel Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia.According to the Sierra Vista Herald, school district curriculum director Terri Romo informed the school board Tuesday that she contacted the Arizona Department of Education to find out how the book came to be placed on the list of Common Core recommendations. Romo said she was told the "exemplar texts" are intended...
  • Free novel from a Freeper

    07/11/2013 2:56:06 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 26 replies ^ | 7/11/2013 | Bern Pearson
    Hello Freepers. I’ve put a novel on and, if I’ve done it properly this time, it’s free through Saturday. It is fantasy and humor. I’d be grateful if you’d write something kind in the comments area. (You can Google an app for your PC if you don’t have a Kindle or eBook, or, unlike my other novels, this one is short enough to print.) Your help is greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Bern
  • Saudi Arabia says five dead from new SARS-like virus

    05/02/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT · by null and void · 10 replies
    AL ARABIYA ^ | Thursday, 2 May 2013
    The new virus is not the same as SARS, but similar to it and also to other coronaviruses found in bats. (Reuters) Saudi Arabia said five more people have died of a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS, and two other people were in intensive care. The seven cases were discovered in al-Ahsa governorate in the Eastern Province, the Saudi news agency SPA quoted the Saudi Health Ministry as saying in a statement late on Wednesday.

A Saudi man died in March from the virus.

The novel coronavirus (NCoV) is from the same family of viruses as those...
  • Review - Hunter by Robert Bidinotto

    03/07/2012 3:31:53 PM PST · by WilliamEaton · 8 replies
    Today | William Eaton
    Hunter, the debut novel from investigative journalist and Big Government contributor Robert Bidinotto, is the latest indie/self-published book to enjoy widespread, commercial success. It’s been a best seller on Amazon for a while now and received great reviews from readers. I picked up a copy at the recommendation of a friend. Hunter did not disappointed. In the interest of full disclosure, I’ma sucker for revenge stories, ranging from The Count of Monte Cristo to Payback to Taken to High Plains Drifter. Revenge themes make great thrillers and Hunter is no exception. Without giving away too much, Hunter involves an unknown...
  • High Tech Car Door

    12/27/2011 4:45:36 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 20 replies ^ | unknown |
    Driving a car with disappearing doors will definitely grab everyone's attention.
  • 'Please Look After Mom': A Guilt Trip To The Big City(racist feminist?)

    04/14/2011 8:22:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 4/5/11
    'Please Look After Mom': A Guilt Trip To The Big City by Maureen Corrigan April 5, 2011 Mama Mia, who knew that Koreans outstrip Italians and Jews when it comes to mother guilt! How else to explain why Please Look After Mom, a new novel by Korean novelist Kyung-sook Shin, has already sold over one-million copies in her native South Korea? This literary phenom is scheduled to be published in 22 other countries and has just come out in the U.S. The back cover of the American edition, brought out by Knopf, is filled with blurbs by heavyweights like Gary...
  • Q&A With EFAD's Matthew Bracken - Castigo Cay

    02/24/2011 5:29:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | 24 February, 2011 | Western Rifle Shooters Association
    Thanks to Matt Bracken for this terrific discussion of his upcoming novel, Castigo Cay, and how today's deteriorating American scene sets the stage for it: WRSA: Your new book is called Castigo Cay. It sounds like an adventure novel. So have you quit writing contemporary political thrillers? MB: No, I haven’t quit. My new book is still highly political, but I don’t get into Democrats and Republicans, nothing at that level. The issues that are overwhelming the United States at the time of Castigo Cay go far beyond left and right. In the novel, it’s sufficient just to paint the...
  • O: A presidential novel (cover art)

    01/19/2011 1:38:15 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 11 replies
    1/19/2011 | self
  • Blackout -- a novel worth reading

    11/22/2010 10:40:52 AM PST · by RJR_fan · 7 replies
    If you are a fan of WWII historical fiction, Connie Willis, and excellent reading, be sure and check out Blackout. By using the conceit of time-traveling history majors, Ms. Willis gives us a detailed look inside Britain during "her finest hour." Click on the link, for an audio file of a V1 "Buzz bomb." An in-law's grandfather designed the pulse-jet motor.
  • Opinion: What's the 'Overton Window' and Why Should You Care?

    06/17/2010 5:55:19 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 1,133+ views
    AOL News ^ | June 16, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    (June 15) -- If you aren't the least bit concerned about the health of America's freedoms, you are either a) in a multiyear-long drug induced coma, B) Sean Penn, or C) dead. And you've definitely never heard of Overton's Window. The Overton Window is a political theory developed by the late Joseph Overton, a brilliant public policy strategist and ardent free-marketer. Overton observed that "when public policies in a given area (education, health care) are arranged from freest to least free, only a relatively narrow window of options will be considered politically acceptable." The theory says the window will gradually...