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December 8, 2015


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Where Home Is was the working title of the novel that is now The Survivalist’s Daughter. Kindra, the main character, kidnapped by her father when she was a toddler, is sixteen when she learns that the woman she has always believed to be her mother is, in fact, her stepmother. When the woman she has called “Mom” for as long as she can remember is killed in an FBI raid and her father is arrested for illegal gun selling, she learns the truth and is taken from her isolated mountain home to her birth mother’s home in small town Kansas. The changes in her life are many:

  • She must adjust to a new mother, three sisters, and a stepfather.
  • She must attend a public high school; previously she had been home-schooled.
  • She misses and worries about her baby brother, Michael, who was taken into protective custody.

Even as Kindra begins to adjust to her new life, she knows that no place can truly be home without Michael in it. But what can she do? The FBI won’t tell her where he is.

The Survivalist’s Daughter addresses several current social problems, including parental kidnapping, the reunion of a kidnapped child with the left-behind parent, and overcoming a traumatic event.

Kindle Countdown Sale starts December 8. The Survivalist’s Daughter, regularly $2.99 will be available for 99 cents until December 14, 2015.

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THE SURVIVALIST’S DAUGHTER: Kindra experiences her first school lockdown drill, which triggers memories of the FBI raid on her mountain home. THE SURVIVALIST’S DAUGHTER is available in paperback and on Kindle at



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December 2, 2015






The Night before Christmas, my first novel, is currently on sale. Regularly priced at $2.99, the special December price is 99 cents.

The Night before Christmas is not a warm and loving Christmas story, but a book about one family’s tragic Christmas. The need to write the book came one day in 1970 when I heard a news report about a man who killed his children on Christmas Eve. My immediate reaction to that heart-wrenching, horrifying act was a question: Why would a man do that? I set about writing the novel in an attempt to answer that question. The main character, Wes Myers, loves his children, but he fears their souls are being corrupted, and the only way to save their souls is to send them to Heaven to be with Jesus. Over the years, I have heard other news accounts of similar murders in which children were killed for that very reason.

If you would like to know more about the writing of this book and its message, watch the video below and check out the article on askDavid.



December 27, 2011


A woman inherits a mummy who will make her every wish come true. Then she learns the mummy has wishes of its own!


A Novella by Hazel Hart 

A young woman inherits a mummy with instructions for activating its powers and making her every wish and dream come true. But then she learns the mummy has wishes of its own in KISS MUMMY GOODNIGHT.

Click here to download your free e-book, then enter the coupon code ME96Y

Coupon expires Jan. 26, 2012

Have you ever wondered how guests are affected by a talk show host? Read THE NANCY NOLAN SHOW by Hazel Hart.


Short Stories by Hazel Hart

Love them or hate them, talk shows seep into our lives, playing in the background and affecting what we do. Read how one talk show host  influenced the lives of viewers, thousands of guests, and would-be guests. Here are a few of their stories.

Click here to download your free e-book, then enter the coupon code QE38N

Coupon expires Jan. 26,2012

You can try to forget the past . . . but the past will never forget you! A paranormal suspense.DEADLY SINS

by B. J. Myrick

A suspenseful tale of why one man’s obsession would drive him to  murder the woman he loves most.

Click here to download your free e-book, then enter the coupon codeMB79H

Coupon expires Jan. 27,2012


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December 24, 2011

Christmas is just a breath away, and for those of you looking to buy something for the person who already has it all, consider an e-book to go along with that new e-book reader.

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Take advantage of our Christmas special coupon on Conrad Jestmore’s mystery, River of Murder, and use the special holiday coupon below. Enter the code to receive a special discount on the novel.

River of Murder: Regular price $2.99. Now 99 cents with coupon code TH75Q until Jan. 2, 2012

Have a wonderful Christmas.

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December 17, 2011



Edge of Nowhere, by B. J. Myrick and Hazel Hart, is a short story collection of  scary fiction.

Watch the short video below, and then head  over to where you can buy the book. What a great Christmas gift for those special people in your life!

Rated: Adult Content

Lock the door and journey into fear IF YOU DARE!

–Two women move into their dream home and discover the house is inhabited by a demonic angel in the EDGE OF NOWHERE.

–An obsessed young man commits DEADLY SINS when he plots to kill a beautiful woman.

–A college professor of mythology fears her twin is dating a werewolf. Can she convince her sister this is more than a case of CRY WOLF?

–A man’s desire to escape poverty prompts him to marry the homely daughter of a rich rancher in exchange for a career in A LAUGH LIKE ROLLING STONES.

–a twelve-step group, L.O.V.E. ANONYMOUS, encourages a single woman to answer a personal ad.

Plus other unforgettable tales from . . . the dark side.


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December 16, 2011


Holiday coupons will be offered on our Christmas Picks for the holidays to show our appreciation to our readers. Don’t forget–special coupon code numbers are assigned to each smashwords e-book and may be shared with family members and friends to purchase the novel.

Check out Keyhole Conversation’s YouTube video, River of Murder. Peek into the life of mystery writer, Conrad Jestmore, and see what the main character of the book, Jimmy O’Reilly, has to say about his author . If you love a good mystery, add this book to your Christmas list.

River of Murder Regular price $2.99. Now 99 cents with coupon code TH75Q until Jan. 2, 2012

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If you’ve never been to Kansas, travel through the pages of River of Murder in this debut mystery by Conrad Jestmore. The author has preserved an enduring image of Kansas and captured the beauty of the state that the reader is sure to enjoy.  Set in the small town of Chisholm–a wide spot in the road–the story moves to Wichita where Jimmy O’Reilly, the main character, draws trouble like a magnet: a series of brutal murders, a kidnapping, and a drug ring all too willing to  kill to conceal their secrets.

Jestmore’s characters are well-developed, and the dialogue is natural–with understated humor reminiscent of Sue Grafton. Mystery fans are sure to enjoy this lively read.

River of Murder Regular price $2.99. Now 99 cents with coupon code TH75Q until Jan. 2, 2012



Jimmy O’Reilly, ex-cop and failed P.I., returns to his small Kansas hometown on the Arkansas River hoping to find peace, but instead finds a family friend murdered. Only problem, no one believes it is murder. As a reluctant investigator, O’Reilly stumbles on an international drug scheme, and in the process, has to face his demons from the past.

River of Murder Regular price $2.99. Now 99 cents with coupon code TH75Q until Jan. 2, 2012


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December 12, 2011



Ring out the message: Over the months, we have reviewed many different genre’s of fiction: mystery, paranormal suspense, women’s fiction and psychological suspense. E-books make great Christmas gifts. This is your chance to stock up on great reading material for family members and your special friends.

 Our next pick, Out of Control, is a paranormal suspense by  B. J. Myrick. We hope you enjoy a teaser of what her book is about.

You can find the book at

Rated: Adult Content


A terrifying vision in the dead of night begins one woman’s journey into fear. Newly divorced, Sarah Meek has planned a vacation with her sister Katie. Only now an apparition of her dead father has appeared to warn her of danger. Could supernatural forces cross over into her world and take control of her life? Is some evil force imperceptibly, inch-by-inch, consuming her soul? Or is she losing her mind? Her sister scoffs at her vision and refuses to consider canceling their trip.

Sarah and Katie have car trouble on a remote back road and are forced to spend the night in an isolated campground where they meet Doyle Riley, a twisted man with a twisted past, and their dream vacation turns into a horrifying nightmare. As the sisters struggle to survive the night, a spectral wolf comes to their rescue and forever changes their lives.


If you love paranormal suspense, this is the book to add to your Christmas list.

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December 10, 2011

Over the months, we have reviewed many different genres: women’s fiction, mystery, and paranormal and psychological suspense. E-books are the perfect answer for your holiday shopping, a perfect gift for that special someone in your life!

Below you will find our first holiday pick: The Night Before Christmas, a page-turner that will keep you guessing right up to the surprise ending.


It’s Christmastime and Wes Myers asks for Jesus to help him reconcile with his wife Betty, so he can keep her from teaching their children pagan beliefs. After promising Jesus he will do anything to save their souls, he hears, “If I should die before I wake. . .”

Betty takes him back, and with Wes’s prayers answered, the couple has a few good days. Then Wes loses his job, and he reaches for the bottle first and the Bible second. On Christmas Eve, Jesus speaks to Wes again.

The message is chilling!

If you’ve ever wondered why a woman stays with an abusive husband or why a father would kill the child he loves most, then you must read the story of Betty and Wes and what happened on The Night Before Christmas.

Can anyone save Wes  Myers’ daughters from a father who loves them more than life?

Don’t miss this psychological suspense novel. You can find it at


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December 7, 2011


Holiday Picks for Christmas

  Dark Side of the Rainbow, by B. J. Myrick and Hazel Hart, is a collection of short stories for those who enjoy scary fiction.

Preview the book trailer below, then head over to the smashwords website where you can buy the book with our special holiday appreciation coupon. The coupon code may be shared with family members or your friends. What a great Christmas gift for those special people in your life!

Regular price $2.99. Now 99 cents with coupon code KL65F until Jan. 10, 2012

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Rated: Adult Content

An anthology of dark fiction where–

–A woman on the brink of madness plots evil revenge against local bully boys who killed her cats and finds, instead, the Dark Side of the Rainbow.

–A woman inherits an Egyptian mummy with instructions for activating its powers and making her every wish come true. Then she learns the mummy has wishes of its own in Kiss Mummy Goodnight. (This story is also available as a separate e-book.)

–A woman seeks eternal love and is buried alive by her lover in The Seduction.

–A woman’s search for her lost memory leads her down a dead-end road to a sinister old man who brings her face to face with her destiny in Erasure.

–A woman attacked by a gigantic five-foot spider searches for answers to the strange changes in her body and uncovers covert government research gone wrong in Lady in the Dark.


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