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The Coin

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Is proud to reveal the NEW book cover for the international thriller, The Coin.

Book Description:

WHO EVER THOUGHT FINDING A COIN COULD GET YOU KILLED?

Set in the exotic French Riviera, The Coin is a story of hatred, betrayal, love and duty—of terrible and painful choices that, nonetheless, bring about personal triumph.

A DANGEROUS FIND

For artist Gabriela Martinez, life has become complicated: she suspects her mentor and friend wants her as his mistress, her husband is neglecting her, and her latest illustration is ruined. Seeking peace, she visits her favorite thinking spot in La Marbriére, the mountain overlooking her home in the Côte d’Azur. Distracted, she winds up in an unfamiliar clearing, where she discovers a 1945 French coin half-buried in the ground. Delighted with its beauty, she has it set on her favorite bracelet.

TREACHEROUS KNOWLEDGE

Richard Harrison, an American intelligence officer, is livid. A simple favor for his boss has turned his vacation in the French Riviera into a hellish assignment. Now, not only does he learn the truth about the coin, but he must also protect Gabriela from a cunning killer who will stop at nothing to keep his secret safe.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT

Together with Maurice Nôret, from French intelligence, Richard attempts to discover the madman’s identity, except his budding love for this beautiful artist is turning into a dangerous handicap. Every one of his moves is thwarted with brutal countermoves. Soon, the psychological games to terrorize Gabriela escalate beyond his control. If Richard doesn’t find a solution, it may be too late for them both.

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Editorial Reviews:

“In her debut novel, Alonso-Sierra blends action, suspense and steamy romance to tell the story of an up-and-coming artist and the secret agent assigned to protect her against an anonymous terrorist. Alonso-Sierra wonderfully builds suspense, and her psychological-thriller plotline enhances the sexual tension between Gabriela and Richard in an intriguing manner; their restrained romance quickly becomes the driving force of the novel. The character development is on point as well, with unexpectedly multilayered supporting characters such as Albert, Gabriela’s artist mentor; and Bernard, her alcoholic friend. A suspenseful, sexy romantic thriller.”
— Kirkus Indie Reviews, 4/12/2014

“Suspenseful, thrilling, and action-packed are apt words to describe The Coin by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra, a mesmerizing story with great potential to have readers utterly captivated. It all starts with a coin, a mysterious, coveted coin, but what is the value of a coin that people are killed and the lives of many put in danger? Set against the lush backdrop of the French Riviera, this novel explores very powerful themes such as lust, love and betrayal, and many things in between.
The setting is very beautiful and the idea of the “coin” is just brilliant and enigmatic, something of a mystery which adds to the pervading sense of danger that dominates the entire story. The characters are well crafted and explored in great depth, and the author does this without sacrificing her powerful plot points and her oh-so-beautiful prose. Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra’s work is one of the craftiest stories that will make readers fall in love with the exotic French Riviera. The Coin is hugely entertaining!”
– Arya Fomonyuy for Readers’ Favorite

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About the Author:

Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra is a multiple award-winning, romantic suspense author with a unique point of view. Her thrillers take place in locales across Europe and the United States, reflecting her international upbringing and extensive time as a global traveler. In her duology, The Coin and The Book of Hours, her characters, Gabriela and Richard, walk the same paths as their creator, though her life was never in so much danger.

Her multiple award-winning short story collection, The Fish Tank: And Other Short Stories, is an imaginative ride through various genres. One section in particular, “Soul Songs”, delves into the gut-wrenching experience of exile, with fictionalized Cuban Diaspora stories based on the author’s own experience of exile.

Another short story, “Retribution Served”, is featured in the anthology Book Dreams: Volume 1, and has been well received by readers.

Ms. Alonso-Sierra’s writing career began circa age thirteen with a very juvenile science fiction short story, but the writing bug hit, and she has been writing, in one capacity or another, ever since. She has worked (and not necessarily in the following order) as: a professional dancer, singer, journalist, and literature teacher in both the university and middle school levels. She holds a Masters in English literature and loves to hear from readers. When not writing, she roams around to discover new places to set her novels.

She is currently working on her fourth book, a Detective Nick Larson novel, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and her dog, Amber.

Where to find The Coin

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A New Concept For Writers

Electric Eclectic Books

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We are a brand of books, rather than a publisher. What makes us different is that the author claims all royalities, and has full control of their own book. It was originally just novellas, created for readers to find new authors without having to purchase a full book. While this is still true, there are other things that Electric Electic Books now do.

  • Back Stories – are excellent ways to explore and individual (or several) characters life (or lives) in more depth, even from childhood or birth, delving into their lives to find what experiences moulded their temperament and persoanlity. What traumas or conquests brough them to this point in their lives?
  • Parallels give authors the prospect of exploring untold events from their books; these parallels are like a sidebar, allowing incidents not fully incvestigated in other volumes, now to be discovered by their readers.
  • A Prequel is, of course, telling the tale of what happened before the series started, the worlds, the events, the people, their endevours and conflicts, the formation and destruction of agreements, syndicates, cartels and collborations… there is no end of possibilty.
  • Longer books are now accepted, too.

Combined with our Novelletes, Electric Eclectic is proving to be the thinking authors marketing.

Who does not want to use a method of marketing which pays the authors to promote their own books?

Could your writing fill that criteria? We are looking for authors to join us and enjoy the many benefits we offer.

Interested? Want to know more about beoming an Electric Eclectic author?

First stop, contact us, visit the Electric Eclectic website today.

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Chattanooga Choo Choo

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On a short train ride from Knoxville to Chattanooga a young girl’s life is changed forever. Murder, love, and a lifelong mystery are set into motion as the passengers listen to the clickety-clack of the wheels on the track. Can her hero, dressed in Navy whites, save her from disaster? Is there more to this tangled web of lies and deceit than there seems to be?

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Karen’s Book Buzz Review

This is a short, quick read that packs a punch! A perfect little book when you have an hour or so to spend on yourself.

Set in the bygone days, a young girl goes off to visit her sister and gets involved in a murder on a train. There were no spare words in this story. Everyone counts, and swifty moves you on the next, and all the while drawing you in. It was also very atmospheric and reminded me of those old crime noir films.

When the story rounds off really nicely and all is revealed, I was satisfied at being entertained with a good story. Then I turned the page – instead of The End, there was more, a lot more. The epilogue was unexpected because what more was there to say? The icing on the cake, that’s what, a neat little tale that totally surprised me.

What I also picked up on is love at first sight. This is not a romantic story by any means but a couple of the characters meet on the train and something clicks. I once wrote a story about that magic moment, it too involved crime. It just shows how when life gets complicated, and we’re going about our business, it unexpectedly strikes. If you wish you can read First Sight on Wattpad.

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Electric Ecletic books are a brand of entertaining reads featuring a variety of stories by different authors. It’s also a great place to find new authors as Chattanooga Choo Choo gives you and example of Elizabeth Horton-Newton work. If you like what you read, you may want to check out one of her full novels.

I love her work and these are the ones I have read and reviewed. Until I listed them, I hadn’t realised just how addictive she is!

Stolen Gypsy
View from the Sixth Floor
Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Burned Toast
April Showers
Old Habits
Riddle

Join the Electric Eclectic page on Facebook and be entertained in the group.

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Ice, the nineth book in the series!

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Electric Eclectic are very pleased to announce our first book series. If you love science fiction and fantasy then you will love this selection of books. However, we are going to celebrate the ninth book in the series.

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Thirty years after Pseudosynths were produced as robot slaves, they are now revered by the human race as heroes. Humanity is living a dream existence side-by-side their new artificial intelligence counterparts, Robokopias, which look, act, and talk like anyone or anybody you choose. Only the Pseudosynths remember the time shift to set the planet on the correct course in 2075 and the warning that went along with it before the Robokopias were produced. Why is this warning so important?

In Ice, if you or one of your family members die, it is your choice is to have your thoughts and memories transferred into one of these ‘Robokopias’ so you can continue to live. Almost a billion Robokopias live, work, and play next to humans around the planet with the ‘Ten Commandments of Robotics’ keeping them in line. These commandments cannot be modified, erased, or overridden. Nothing can go wrong, ever.

In the wildest artificial intelligence story that is not too far away according to experts, America finds itself wishing that they had never heard of the word “robot” as millions of Robokopias are purposely turned against their owners by a strange pyramid that may not be of this world.

Join Jaesa, Ray Nelson, General Cooper, Athana, the Xanthes, and some surprise artificial intelligence characters with a brand new cast of unique Robokopia characters who will join the fight in the most chilling and icy Pseudoverse novel. This is a novel filled with fantastic technology. Harmony’s stolen MOTT time transference plans and new pair of glasses called “Looking Glass” that allows you to look one hour into the future are used against the human race. Could this new technology eventually be used to right the wrongs done to the American people?

If you loved the Pseudoverse Series novels, which pit humans against robotics and artificial intelligence, you will love Ice and the follow-up novel, Fire. Once this ride starts, it does not stop, and we guarantee you will not be able to put it down. This “coming to a life near you soon” saga, which is positively and negatively prophesied by hundreds of scientists, transhumanists, scholars, theologians, and robotic engineers, is a chilling reminder of the upcoming “Singularity.” Which side will you be on once the war starts?

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Excerpt

“A toast to a brave new world and the future it brings,” Hollyann smiled, raising her glass up as three of the four scientists’ clanked glasses with her.

“Ah, the ever indelible and misunderstood, Adelous Huxley,” Chilton said, staring into Hollyann’s eyes, “are we the Alphas?”

“Yes, outstanding Mr. Blaze. You are schooled in the ways of the literary world very well.” Hollyann told him, wrapping her tongue around the rim of her wine glass.

“I don’t give a fuck about Huxley!” M.J. blurted out at the top of his lungs, “I must admit you are one gorgeous whore, but I don’t do work for Russian assholes who kidnap me. Where is my wife by the way?” M.J. gave her an evil stare huffing and puffing, refusing to acknowledge her toast looking away from her.

“She is at home safe with you,” Hollyann told him, smiling. The bartender poured her another glass of wine.

“You replaced me, didn’t you, bitch?” M.J. was red-faced and angrier than a nest full of whacked hornets on a hot Georgia day. “I don’t work for your dumbass, you cunt, and I am not about to start for some artificial intelligence you bow down to. I am a teacher, and I will be dammed if I start lying in bed with dogs who assisted the very assholes responsible for the global massacre thirty years ago. They will find out that is not me in Georgia and the cops will begin a massive manhunt. You and your people are nothing but primates and animals, and I hope they put a bullet between those baby blues of yours. Better yet maybe they’ll take your head off and put it on ice for a while.”

Taking a huge swig of beer M.J. was sweating. He was waiting for a response from Hollyann, but none came his way. “Thanks to Professor Chilton Blaze no one is searching or looking for anyone in this tower or this compound including the several thousand technicians, engineers, and rocket scientists working here except Miss Reynedropolous, who cannot be imitated precisely or replaced due to the hundreds of Transhuman circuits running through her incredible body. Professor Blaze knows how easy these replacements can be duplicated and put into place over six weeks, or perhaps four weeks, don’t you?” 

Why are rocket scientists here in Madagascar? Reyne thought hard about those words. “

Yes, she is correct,” Chilton, replied as the three scientists stared at him for answers. “I had no knowledge of any of this, but due to Robotica’s NDA, I currently cannot share with you what I know about the Robokopias. I am bound by Robotica’s legal obligations.”

“He is telling the truth. Now, I would like to share something with all of you,” Hollyann told them pulling a modified non-standard Vidset out of a pocket from her dress. “This is something that the Russian scientists came up with from their MKUltra trials during the 60s and 70s.”

Swiping a couple of screens, her fingers were dialing a circular icon on her home page. She did not attempt to hide the Vidset from any of them as M.J. dropped his beer on the floor. It smashed on the tile in pieces. Cold-brew flew in all directions, including Reyne’s dress and Chilton’s pants.

All of them backed up as M.J. became stiff as a board. Blood dripped from his nostrils. Trying to wipe the blood off his face, his hands were suddenly paralyzed as if he were in the middle of a stroke. He pissed down his own leg creating a yellow puddle on the white tile floor around his shoes.

Doctor Suleka Matthew screamed aloud. “Stop it!” She held her face in shock, not knowing what to do.


Author Bio

Author, creative writer, Transhumanist, Pseudosynth, and former robotic engineer and programmer, CG is an avid science fiction reader and lover of twisting, ever-turning plots. Taking the reader down many thrilling cyber roads and mysterious paths, his narratives rely heavily on past and present scientific, historical research, and the human condition. Melding the past, present, and future, these stories are carefully mixed and stirred with music lyrics, real people, historical fiction, and the potential of artificial intelligence run amok. Fused with satirical commentary and the first musical “Grindhouse” intermissions in novels (Including poetry), he continues his fiction writing with Amaranth, Gold, Amber, Copper, Radium, and Turquoise, and Granite. He currently lives in Ohio with his wife Jackie, and their two rambunctious but lovable cats, Jeri Boo, and Bullet.


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Other Books by Author CG Blade

 The Pseudoverse Series Novels

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 Cobalt: The First Novel In The Pseudoverse
Crimson: The Second Novel In The Pseudoverse
Emerald: The Third Novel In The Pseudoverse
Onyx: The Fourth Novel In The Pseudoverse
Heliotrope: The Fifth Novel In The Pseudoverse
Chrome: The Sixth Novel In The Pseudoverse
Indigo: The Seventh Novel In The Pseudoverse
Ash: The Eighth Novel In The Pseudoverse
Heart Of A Robot A short Children’s Story
In The Path Of The Beast An Old Greek Love Story Passed Down Through The Centuries


“Science fiction’s message should be subtle. Like a robotic finger pushing through your skull, poking around, waking you up.” CG Blade


AlthoughElectric Eclectic have chosen Ice, the nineth book for our media launch, in fact the whole of the series will come under the Electric Eclectic banner.

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The Dark Web Murders

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This is a theme running through a number of blogs on the Dark Web, written by a serial killer. He is highly intelligent and employs philosophical argument to justify a series of gruesome murders. However, he describes the killings in lurid detail, and with such gloating relish, that he utterly negates his delusion of detachment and reveals himself to be a cold-blooded, narcissistic psychopath.

Sheehan and his team rush headlong down a series of blind alleys in the pursuit of the psychopath, who continues to murder his victims with impunity. He is fiendishly clever, utterly ruthless, and tests Sheehan’s famed intuition to the limit. Indeed, Sheehan only learns the truth during a horrific climax when some members of his team experience a most harrowing ‘laceration of the soul’ that they will never be able to forget. It is unlikely that the reader will either.

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This is book 4 in the series, but they do not follow on for each other.

 


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Book 2

The Adventures of Cassidy Newbold

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What would you do if you could speak to the dead?

Cassie Newbold tries to use her gift in a positive way although, sometimes things happen that are out of her control.

This is a collection of short stories featuring Cassie, who is sassy, quirky and sometimes doesn’t know her own powers.

 

“I like how the author draws the reader in to her story. I felt as if I was witnessing what the writer was talking about. Some stories were more eerie than others but they each felt real,” says a reviewer.

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Excerpt from The Slap

part of The Adventures of Cassidy Newbold.

 

It only took a moment, all happening as I clasped his hand. I let go as if I’d been stung and my head straightened. Gunner stared at me. I’m the calmest person in the world, but at that moment, I felt like a mad woman full of rage and unable to do anything with it. For a moment I saw his eyes flicker as he registered it.

There was a fizz in the air like an electrical current bouncing from the painted walls. Everything seemed to go very still and silent. Energy like I’d never felt before coursed through me.

What the hell was going on in this man’s mind?

Both he and I took a step backwards and the lights flickered on and off. The cell door banged shut and from the corner of my eye, I saw Seb move involuntary to the wall as if pinned there.

Ronnie Gunner looked terrified and shrank back, his legs hit the bunk as he sat heavily.

The urge to fasten my hands around his neck and squeeze was very strong. I’d never had such a guttural feeling before, but this man was like no one I had ever met.

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Author Bio and Social Media Links

Karen J Mossman comes from a family of journalists with her grandfather and uncle having been newspaper editors. Further back a 2x grandfather wrote for his local paper and also published a book based on those articles. Karen is the only one to go into fiction.

Karen is also an avid blogger and book reviewer, “It’s especially important to me to have feedback from my readers, so please leave a review when you have read one of my books.”

Karen lives on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey off the north Wales coast with her husband and two dogs. She has two grown up children, who were both born on the same day, two years apart.


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The Haunting is a novella and features Cassie in her biggest haunting yet. Throw in a handsome guy and a sprinkling of humour and you get a damn good read.

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A New Crime Thriller

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A murdered mother… A failing police force…A detective looking for justice.

When drug addict Dawn Piper is found dead in her own home, her neighbours are far from surprised. Dawn’s habit led her to mix with some dangerous people. But this quiet mother of one was small fry …would anyone want Dawn dead?

Inspector Drake knows there is more to Dawn’s murder than a simple drug deal gone wrong. As he digs deeper, he discovers that Dawn hoped to clean up the streets of her community that are being overrun by drugs and the dangerous County Lines gangs that sell them. And it cost her her life. Have the police force failed the community they serve?

Drake is used to the murky world of organised crime groups. He knows the dirty games they play to evade arrest. But in his toughest case to date Drake is determined to make the guilty pay.


Karen’s Book Buzz Review

 

I’ve read and loved all of the Inspector Drake books, and will continue to read them as they come out. I’m part of his Advanced Readers Club and was able to get a copy for free. So I did feel obliged to read it.
The author lives on Anglesey, in Wales. The same island I live on and many of his books are based around here. This one wasn’t. It was based in the Deeside area. The story was the investigation into drug running. Not too much said about the personal side of the characters, which is always the bit I like most. It was all a bit too procedural for me.
It has 85 reviews and he has a big following and most of them are four and five stars. But I just couldn’t get into it and found myself flitting past paragraphs to just get the gist of the story so I could write a promised review.
I would still recommend all his other books if you are looking to get into a series of crime novels.

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My Reviews of his Other Books

Written in Blood
Dead on the Beach
Devil’s Kitchen
A Time to Kill