Your Next Thriller is “A u 7 9”

2018 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards–Bronze Medal Winner

“Riveting action thriller. Terrific dialogue, amazing intrigue and intense action keep you turning pages. Spirals to an explosive conclusion. Well-written. Excellent story!” –Readers’ Favorite Review

What’s this? Anita Dickason’s suspenseful crime thriller series!  Keep scrolling for a description, excerpt, and more of the latest in her series.

A u 7 9: A Tracker Novel by Anita Dickason


Is a new Texas law a harbinger of death? Based on fact, award-winning author, Anita Dickason’s latest release in her FBI Tracker novels spirals to an explosive conclusion.

When the local investigation into a missing ATF agent stalls, FBI Tracker Adrian Dillard is sent to Texas to find out why. He’s not greeted with open arms.

Plagued by resentment from local agents, his uncanny intuition kicks into high gear when every lead ends with a dead body. Who knows more than they are telling? Is the missing agent an unwitting victim, or a deadly mastermind? And who is staying a step ahead of him?

Dyson’s fiancée, Homicide Detective Tracy Harlowe, may have the answers, but she’s not talking. The secrets the impetuous detective is hiding could very well get her killed.

A chilling discovery puts Homeland Security on high alert. Pressure mounts as the President demands answers. When Tracy disappears, Adrian knows he’s running out of time. There’s only one question left. Who dies next?



He hated undercover assignments. Most could be defined with one word—sleazy. Despite its ominous purpose, this one wasn’t any different. The bar stank. Smoke from the grills hung in the air, adding another layer of grime to the windows filled with flashing beer signs. Grease and dirt, and probably a good bit of blood mixed in, stained the wood floor. A rank odor of sweat rose from the bikers that edged the bar and grouped at the tables. Their attention was riveted on the action that flashed across the large TV screens mounted on the walls. An occasional cheer would resound when a touchdown was scored.

FBI Tracker Adrian Dillard leaned back in his chair, his long legs outstretched under a table tucked in a dark corner of the room. One arm rested on the scarred wood near a long-necked beer bottle. The other was on his leg within easy reach of the gun concealed by a grungy leather jacket.

He took a sip. His gaze wandered around the room, then back to the TV screen. While outwardly relaxed, his every instinct was alert. His neck tingled with a familiar sense of danger. Despite the rough stubble of whiskers and hair that brushed his collar, several of the bruisers in the place had already cast suspicious looks his way.

Would the informant show? He hoped the promise of the hundred-dollar bills in his pocket would be enough. An ATF agent, Stuart Dyson, was missing, and this might be his only shot at finding his whereabouts, or to learn if the agent was alive.

He glanced at the wall clock. Damn! The man should have been here by now. A whisper echoed in the tiny receiver in his ear. “Biker just pulled into the parking lot. He’s wearing a red bandana. May be our guy.”

Fellow Tracker Cat Morgan had the entrance covered from her position in a vehicle parked across the street. As he watched the door, Adrian shifted. His fingers inched closer to the gun.

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About the author

Anita Dickason is a retired Dallas police officer. She served as a patrol officer, an undercover narcotics detective, advanced accident investigator, and SWAT tactical officer and first female sniper.

Her novels are based on her extensive law enforcement knowledge and experience. She loves reading the folklore of Native Americans, the Irish and Scots. She adds a surreal touch to her characters from those ancient myths and legends.


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Ready for an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery? Then you need “A Stone’s Throw”!

“Tense, well-written with shades of Agatha Christie, Carver shows a more human side to Stone as we get to know the Inspector better.” – Carole P Roman on Goodreads

Alex R Carver is back with the latest book in his popular series, the Inspector Stone Mysteries! Available for pre-order right now (as of the time of this posting) and launching on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

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A Stone’s Throw by Alex R Carver

An Agatha Christie Style Murder Mystery
Inspector Stone Mysteries #5
A dead body really ruins your holiday.

During a much-needed break in Devon, Inspector Nathan Stone finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation when the wife of the owner of the hotel is found killed.

The last person to see her alive, he must contend with the suspicions of the local police.

The arrival of a storm that isolates the small village of Donningford from the outside world changes everything, however, and Nathan must take charge of the investigation.

A second murder drives home a frightening fact: Nathan, the other guests, and the hotel staff are sharing a roof with a hate-filled killer who will stop at nothing to exact revenge…and to prevent the police from discovering the truth.

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Jennifer entered the room on Nathan’s heels, though she had to stop almost immediately as Nathan halted, forcing her to lean around him so she could see the room. Her eyes were drawn to the bed and what it held but she immediately spun away, her stomach heaving as she fought the urge to throw up.

It wasn’t that she could see much, except for the handle of the knife and a small red stain, but the knowledge of what she wasn’t quite seeing was enough to make her nauseous.

“Is he…is he dead?” she asked in a hesitant voice, afraid that the mere act of talking would be enough to make her lose control.

Nathan could guess at the answer, based on what he could see, nonetheless he moved forward and shifted the pillow out of the way, so he could press his fingers to Jean Martin’s throat. A single touch was enough to confirm what his eyes had already told him; the chef had been dead for some time, hours, he could only guess at how many, but even being covered up hadn’t helped to keep his body warm. He was as cold as only a dead person could be.

“He’s dead,” he said with a sad nod as he looked down at the deceased man. He realised that it was irrational, but he couldn’t help feeling that the murder was his fault; if he had been cleverer and quicker he would have linked the tenderiser to Martin yesterday, and by doing so he could perhaps have prevented him being killed.

“Damn,” he swore briefly, venting his emotions before turning to Jennifer. “When you feel up to it, would you mind finding Constable Havers and bringing him here?”

Jennifer nodded weakly and left the room. She was glad to be away from the body of the man she had known for the past two years, but she didn’t think she would be able to forget the look on his face that had been revealed when the pillow was taken away. She stumbled down the passage towards the stairs, and as she did so she wondered how life could have changed so dramatically for her in such a short time.

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About the author

After working in the clerical, warehouse and retail industries over the years, without gaining much satisfaction, Alex quit to follow his dream and become a full-time writer. Where There’s A Will is the first book in the Inspector Stone Mysteries series, with more books in the series to come, as well as titles in other genres in the pipeline.

His dream is to one day earn enough to travel, with a return to Egypt to visit the parts he missed before, and Macchu Picchu, top of his wish list of destinations.

When not writing, he is either playing a game or being distracted by Molly the Yorkie, who is greedy for both attention and whatever food is to be found.

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Post #1 of the holiday bookroll for participants in Indie Authors Monthly.

Author Interview: Amy J Hamilton

“Day returned to evaluating Rhea in a purely unprofessional manner. She was short, slender, but curvy–maybe–who could tell under the lab coat? Ok, so obviously lab personnel. Her dark hair was tied back in a high pony tail and her glasses didn’t seem to fit as she kept pushing them back on her nose. She wasn’t the stuff of his usual conquests, but there was something about her. Couldn’t quite put his finger on it, but he wouldn’t mind the opportunity to try.” – Modified: Lunar Medical: Book 1, by Amy J Hamilton

Meet Author Amy J Hamilton!


Amy J Hamilton

Amy J Hamilton is about 300 years old, writes erotica, hails from another planet, and is married with two teenage kids.

She has a house full of a variety of animals of the non-human nature: Tropical fish, a degu called Sam, a tortoise named Crunch, and a bearded dragon named Cossie. Sam is bigger than a hamster and smaller than an elephant.

Crunch still fits in the palm of her hand. Cossie talks and flies while breathing fire, but don’t worry, she’s well-trained! There hasn’t been an incident with the fire brigade for awhile now. Despite all this, Amy runs a small business in her spare time when she’s not writing, thinking about writing, or thinking, “I really should be writing right now.”

Speaking of writing, her debut novel is out on Amazon: Modified: Lunar Medical: Book 1.

She recently alarmed medical professionals when a blood test revealed that she does indeed have blood and not coffee in her veins.

Modified: Lunar Medical: Book 1 is one of the most original and instantly intriguing titles I’ve ever seen. How did you know when that title was right for your story? How did you pick your character’s names? What parts do you wait in glee for readers to get to?

Thank you for saying so. I’ll just come right out and say I hate naming stuff! I find that I name things that already exist and have to rename them. In the end I chose Modified after thinking to myself so I’ve created these randy super soldiers through vague genetic modification…yeah that’ll do-Modified. As I couldn’t see me getting away with calling all the characters 1, 2, 3 etc. I’ve taken place names where I was stuck, Daytona became Dayton, shortened to Day, his surname is a place in London. I can’t wait for people to get to the end and see to be continued and say “Aw, I was enjoying that.”

What qualities would you say are essential for writing erotica? (Sense of humor, lack of self-consciousness, vocabulary, pseudonym…)

A pseudonym helps as I may want to distinguish between erotica and other genres later on. Some people like a pen name for erotica because they can hide behind it. I’m too much of an attention seeker for that! I think all you need to write erotica is a bit of experience and an understanding of spatial awareness–the body parts have to connect! They can’t do that if he’s in another room. Stick to a couple of slang terms for anatomy rather than using the whole Urban Dictionary. I write with a sense of humour because I’m naturally warped but it’s important to draw a line at some point in the scene where the humour ends or the risk is you end up writing farce which is fine if you’re after farce. The other thing to remember is no one person can write an erotic scene that everyone will approve of. Just because one person hates it, doesn’t mean everyone will.

I love all the animals that have taken over your house. Did you grow up with degus, tortoises, bearded dragons, and etceteras? Does everybody get along, or is there a definite hierarchy (and are the humans at the bottom of it)? 

No, my dad was allergic to fur, so I’m making up for lost time. We only had tropical fish growing up. There was a brief stint with gerbils, but I wasn’t really allowed to do anything with them in case they escaped. The other day I had the bearded dragon out on the living room floor where the fishtanks and the degu cage are. The fish are mostly oblivious, but the degu was definitely wary and wouldn’t take his eyes off her! The animals are in different rooms and in different habitats, so they rarely interact with each other or the other humans for that matter. Technically the tortoise belongs to our son and the bearded dragon belongs to our daughter. Guess who feeds them all…?

What genres would people be surprised to know that you like reading?

Interesting. I don’t know. But I do read crime, horror, mysteries, and smaller amounts of sci-fi and erotica. I’m not averse to listening to an erotica audio book read by a man though…

Do you ever see yourself branching out into other genres?

I expect I’ll write horror at some point. It’s what I grew up reading. No doubt it’ll be weird horror rather than serial-killer-could-happen-in-the-real-world horror.

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

I do read the reviews. Obviously the good ones are easy to deal with. I find bad reviews very hard to take. I’m lucky that there have been so few, but always expect others. It’s difficult to not take it like a personal insult. It takes a while to get over, but in the end I have to play the numbers game and tell myself that there has been a far more positive response than negative one.

When a new story comes to mind, do you see the whole high-level plot roll out before you, or do you see it as more of a first sentence / initial concept (or both, or something else)?

Although I knew a vague outline for the second Lunar Medical book the entire story started from the line, “Is anyone else itchy?” I generally now start with banter.

How do you feel about fan-fiction? Would you want people to write fan-fiction about your stories?

I’m not sure I have a view either way. I’d be very surprised if anyone did want to write fan-fiction about anything I’ve written.

What are you planning to launch next?

Just because people keep asking I am going to publish Nate and Day (Lunar Medical book 2) next. It’s almost finished. I might follow that up with a short story.

Now for some just-for-fun challenge questions…

What type of book do you reach for to relax?

I suppose crime or horror. Very relaxing genres!

Do you listen to music as you write? Name some songs!

Not as I write, but I did recently download some Ed Sheeran, Train and Rag’n’Bone Man. Rather impressively these are all recent releases and not things I used to listen to in the 80s which would  be a lot of George Michael!

When you get a story idea, do you scribble it on any scrap of paper or napkin you can find, or do you have a special notebook or online tool where you keep all the inspiration?

I use Notes on the iPhone. I also have a paper notebook for when I’m at the laptop.

While we’re not saying you need this, what one thing would you give up to become a better writer?

If I didn’t need the money-my other business, this is all running on the assumption that with the extra time everyone gets better as a writer.

Advice time–in reverse! If you could go back in time, what writerly advice would you give yourself?

Don’t think too much, just do it.


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