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Lee Goldberg - Movie Land
Lee Goldberg is credited for works such as Flipper, Monk, and Diagnosis: Murder. Most recently, however, he released the 4th installment of his Detective Eve Ronin Series: MOVIE LAND. Set in Malibu Creek State Park, this murder mystery is chock full of references, humor, and excitement. Explore the depths of old Hollywood in MOVIE LAND. Enjoy the podcast!  To get the latest on Lee Goldberg check out his website: Leegoldberg.com Get SIGNED copies of Movie Land: https://www.vjbooks.com/movieland-lee-goldberg-signed-book-p/golmovi01.htm Connect with VJ Books: Linktr.ee/vjbooks Subscribe for Ad-Free episodes and a monthly discount code: https://anchor.fm/vjbooks/subscribe
38:33
July 07, 2022
Featured Author of the Month - Brad Thor: Rising Tiger
For 20 years, Brad Thor has been signing books for VJ Books. Now, he is our Featured Author of the month! This special episode talks about his new book, RISING TIGER, the 21st book in the Scot Harvath thriller series.  To get the latest on Brad Thor check out his website: https://bradthor.com/ Get signed Brad Thor Books: https://www.vjbooks.com/Brad-Thor-s/294.htm Get a signed copy of RISING TIGER: https://www.vjbooks.com/rising-tiger-brad-thor-signed-book-p/thorisi01.htm Connect with VJ Books: Linktr.ee/vjbooks Subscribe for Ad-Free episodes and a monthly discount code: https://anchor.fm/vjbooks/subscribe
29:57
July 01, 2022
Featured Author of the Month: Kevin J. Anderson - Sands of Dune
Kevin J. Anderson is our FIRST Featured Author of the month! This is the third and final episode of a multi-part series discussing Kevin J. Anderson's career, and his books releasing in June 2022. This episode focuses on his Dune Anthology, Sands of Dune, co-written with Brian Herbert. To get the latest on Kevin J. Anderson check out his website: https://www.wordfire.com/ Get signed Kevin J. Anderson Books: https://www.vjbooks.com/Kevin-J-Anderson-s/316.htm Featured Author of the Month: https://www.vjbooks.com/Featured-Author-s/2252.htm Get Sands of Dune: https://www.vjbooks.com/sands-of-dune-signed-book-p/hersand01-b.htm Connect with VJ Books: Linktr.ee/vjbooks Subscribe for Ad-Free episodes and a monthly discount code: https://anchor.fm/vjbooks/subscribe
13:34
June 23, 2022
Featured Author of the Month: Kevin J. Anderson - Clockwork Destiny
Kevin J. Anderson is our FIRST Featured Author of the month! This is the second of a multi-part series discussing Kevin J. Anderson's career, and his books releasing in June 2022. This episode focuses on his new book written with Rush drummer Neal Peart, titled Clockwork Destiny. To get the latest on Kevin J. Anderson check out his website: https://www.wordfire.com/ Get signed Kevin J. Anderson Books: https://www.vjbooks.com/Kevin-J-Anderson-s/316.htm Featured Author of the Month: https://www.vjbooks.com/Featured-Author-s/2252.htm Get Clockwork Destiny: https://www.vjbooks.com/clockwork-destiny-signed-book-p/andcloc01.htm Connect with VJ Books: Linktr.ee/vjbooks Subscribe for Ad-Free episodes and a monthly discount code: https://anchor.fm/vjbooks/subscribe
23:10
June 15, 2022
Featured Author of the Month - Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson is our FIRST Featured Author of the month! This is the inaugural of a multi-part series discussing Kevin J. Anderson's career, and his books releasing in June 2022. This first episode focuses on his career as a whole. To get the latest on Kevin J. Anderson check out his website: https://www.wordfire.com/ Get signed Kevin J. Anderson Books: https://www.vjbooks.com/Kevin-J-Anderson-s/316.htm Connect with VJ Books: Linktr.ee/vjbooks Subscribe for Ad-Free episodes and a monthly discount code: https://anchor.fm/vjbooks/subscribe
32:49
June 02, 2022
Featured Author of the Month - Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson is our FIRST Featured Author of the month! This is the inaugural of a multi-part series discussing Kevin J. Anderson's career, and his books releasing in June 2022. This first episode focuses on his career as a whole. To get the latest on Kevin J. Anderson check out his website: https://www.wordfire.com/ Get signed Kevin J. Anderson Books: https://www.vjbooks.com/Kevin-J-Anderson-s/316.htm Connect with VJ Books: Linktr.ee/vjbooks Subscribe for Ad-Free episodes and a monthly discount code: https://anchor.fm/vjbooks/subscribe
32:49
June 01, 2022
Boyd & Beth Morrison - The Lawless Land
Brother and Sister Boyd and Beth Morrison have teamed up for their debut historical adventure novel, The Lawless Land. Tune in to learn more about the extensive research they put in to develop a story set in a post-black-plague world. To get the latest on Boyd Morrison check out his website: https://boydmorrison.com/ To get the latest on Beth Morrison follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BethMorrisonPhD Pre-order Signed Copies of The Lawless Land: https://www.vjbooks.com/lawless-land-boyd-morrison-signed-book-p/morlawl05-b.htm Connect with VJ Books: Linktr.ee/vjbooks Subscribe for Ad-Free episodes and a monthly discount code: https://anchor.fm/vjbooks/subscribe
39:42
May 18, 2022
Boyd & Beth Morrison - The Lawless Land - AD-FREE
Brother and Sister Boyd and Beth Morrison have teamed up for their debut historical adventure novel, The Lawless Land. Tune in to learn more about the extensive research they put in to develop a story set in a post-black-plague world.  To get the latest on Boyd Morrison check out his website: https://boydmorrison.com/ To get the latest on Beth Morrison follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BethMorrisonPhD Pre-order Signed Copies of The Lawless Land: https://www.vjbooks.com/lawless-land-boyd-morrison-signed-book-p/morlawl05-b.htm Connect with VJ Books: Linktr.ee/vjbooks Subscribe for Ad-Free episodes and a monthly discount code: https://anchor.fm/vjbooks/subscribe
39:42
May 18, 2022
Getting to Know - Blake Crouch - AD-FREE
Blake Crouch, the author of the Wayward Pines series, Dark Matter, and Recursion, joined us to discuss his extensive career. Learn more about his Apple TV deal, how his latest book Upgrade will be adapted for the screen, and how he conducts research for his sci-fi novels. To get the latest on Blake Crouch check out his website: https://blakecrouch.com/ Pre-order Signed Copies of Upgrade: https://www.vjbooks.com/blake-crouch-upgrade-signed-book-p/croupgr01.htm Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vjbooks/ Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/vjbooks/
28:33
May 02, 2022
Getting to Know - Blake Crouch
Blake Crouch, the author of the Wayward Pines series, Dark Matter, and Recursion, joined us to discuss his extensive career. Learn more about his Apple TV deal, how his latest book Upgrade will be adapted for the screen, and how he conducts research for his sci-fi novels. To get the latest on Blake Crouch check out his website: https://blakecrouch.com/ Pre-order Signed Copies of Upgrade: https://www.vjbooks.com/blake-crouch-upgrade-signed-book-p/croupgr01.htm Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vjbooks/ Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/vjbooks/
29:30
May 02, 2022
Erin Young - The Fields - AD-FREE
SPECIAL AD-FREE VERSION Best-selling author Robin Young is back, writing exciting crime novels under the name Erin Young. Her newest book The Fields tells the tale of a police officer in Black Hawk County Iowa. Listen to hear her full interview with VJ Books co-founder John Hutchinson. To get the latest on Erin Young check out her website: https://erinyoungauthor.com/about-erin/ Pre-order Signed Copies of The Fields: https://www.vjbooks.com/the-fields-erin-young-signed-book-p/youfiel01.htm Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vjbooks/ Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/vjbooks/
28:05
April 05, 2022
Getting to Know - Philip Fracassi
Prolific Author Philip Fracassi joined us to chat about his life, career, and reading habits. To get the latest on Philip Fracassi check out his website: https://pfracassi.com/ Pre-order Signed Copies of A Child Alone With Strangers: https://www.vjbooks.com/philip-fracassi-child-alone-with-strangers-p/frachil01.htm Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vjbooks/ Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/vjbooks/
35:16
April 04, 2022
Getting to Know - Philip Fracassi - AD-FREE
SPECIAL AD-FREE VERSION Prolific Author Philip Fracassi joined us to chat about his life, career, and reading habits.  To get the latest on Philip Fracassi check out his website: https://pfracassi.com/ Pre-order Signed Copies of A Child Alone With Strangers: https://www.vjbooks.com/philip-fracassi-child-alone-with-strangers-p/frachil01.htm Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vjbooks/ Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/vjbooks/
35:16
April 04, 2022
Erin Young - The Fields
Best-selling author Robin Young is back, writing exciting crime novels under the name Erin Young. Her newest book The Fields tells the tale of a police officer in Black Hawk County Iowa. Listen to hear her full interview with VJ Books co-founder John Hutchinson. To get the latest on Erin Young check out her website: https://erinyoungauthor.com/about-erin/ Pre-order Signed Copies of The Fields: https://www.vjbooks.com/the-fields-erin-young-signed-book-p/youfiel01.htm Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vjbooks/ Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/vjbooks/
28:05
March 28, 2022
Ask John - What are Tip-In Pages?
We were asked, "What are tip-in pages?" several hundreds of times over the years. We figured it might be easy if we just answered it in a podcast. Enjoy this special Ask John episode! Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vjbooks/ Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/vjbooks/
11:07
March 22, 2022
Ask John - How did you start reading?
We got one of our founders, John Hutchinson, to chat about how he started reading! Enjoy this bonus episode, we hope you enjoy getting to know us a little bit better. Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vjbooks/ Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/vjbooks/
04:55
March 15, 2022
Kelley Armstrong - The Deepest of Secrets
New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong believes experience is the best teacher, though she’s been told this shouldn’t apply to writing her murder scenes. To craft her books, she has studied aikido, archery, and fencing. She sucks at all of them. She has also crawled through very shallow cave systems and climbed half a mountain before chickening out. She is however an expert coffee drinker and a true connoisseur of chocolate-chip cookies. Join us as she chats about her new book, The Deepest of Secrets To get the latest on Kelley Armstrong check her out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kelleyarmstrong Pre-order Signed Copies of The Deepest of Secrets: https://www.vjbooks.com/deepest-of-secrets-kelley-armstrong-signed-book-p/armdeep01.htm More Books By Kelley Armstrong: https://www.vjbooks.com/Kelley-Armstrong-s/1431.htm Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vjbooks/ Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/vjbooks/
28:20
February 01, 2022
T. Jefferson Parker - A Thousand Steps
New York Times bestselling author and three-time Edgar Award winner, T. Jefferson Parker met with us to talk about his new book A Thousand Steps, releasing in January of 2022. A Thousand Steps is a coming-of-age story taking place in Laguna Beach, California in 1968.  To get the latest on T. Jefferson Parker check him out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tjparkerauthor Pre-order Signed Copies of A Thousand Steps: https://www.vjbooks.com/thousand-steps-t-jefferson-parker-signed-book-p/parthou01.htm More Books By T. Jefferson Parker: https://www.vjbooks.com/T-Jefferson-Parker-s/190.htm Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vjbooks/ Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/vjbooks/
33:47
December 13, 2021
Lindsay Ellis - Truth of the Divine
Renowned film critic, Youtuber, and Author Lindsay Ellis chatted with us to discuss her new book Truth of the Divine. This book is the latest in her Noumena series.  To get the latest on Lindsay Ellis, check out her Twitter, and Youtube channel Purchase Signed Copies of Truth of the Divine Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter About Truth of the Divine: Truth of the Divine is the latest alternate-history first-contact novel in the Noumena series from the instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times bestselling author Lindsay Ellis. The human race is at a crossroads; we know that we are not alone, but details about the alien presence on Earth are still being withheld from the public. As the political climate grows more unstable, the world is forced to consider the ramifications of granting human rights to non-human persons. How do you define “person” in the first place? Cora Sabino not only serves as the full time communication intermediary between the alien entity Ampersand and his government chaperones, but also shares a mysterious bond with him that is both painful and intimate in a way that neither of them could have anticipated. Despite this, Ampersand is still keen on keeping secrets, even from Cora, which backfires on both of them when investigative journalist Kaveh Mazandarani, a close colleague of Cora’s unscrupulous estranged father, witnesses far more of Ampersand’s machinations than anyone was meant to see. Since Cora has no choice but to trust Kaveh, the two must work together to prove to a fearful world that intelligent, conscious beings should be considered persons, no matter how monstrous-looking, powerful, or malicious they may seem. Making this case is hard enough when the public doesn’t know what it’s dealing with, and it will only become harder when a mysterious flash illuminates the sky, marking the arrival of an agent of chaos that will light an already unstable world on fire. With a voice completely her own and more than a million YouTube subscribers, Lindsay Ellis deepens her realistic exploration of the reality of a world faced with the presence of extraterrestrial intelligence, probing the essential questions of humanity and decency, and the boundaries of the human mind. While asking the question of what constitutes a “person,” Ellis also examines what makes a monster.
38:40
October 31, 2021
Andrew Child - Better Off Dead
In this episode, Andrew Child, also known as Andrew Grant, chatted with us to discuss his new book Better Off Dead. This new thriller was co-written by Andrew Child and Lee Child. To get the latest on Andrew Child, check him out on Twitter Purchase Signed Copies of Better Off Dead More Books By Andrew Child and Lee Child Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter About Better Off Dead: Jack Reacher is back in a brand-new page-turning thriller from acclaimed #1 bestselling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child. Digging graves had not been part of my plans when I woke up that morning. Reacher goes where he wants, when he wants. That morning he was heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun—until he comes upon a curious scene. A Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. A woman is slumped over the wheel. Dead? No, nothing is what it seems. The woman is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent trying to find her twin brother, who might be mixed up with some dangerous people. Most of them would rather die than betray their terrifying leader, who has burrowed his influence deep into the nearby border town, a backwater that has seen better days. The mysterious Dendoncker rules from the shadows, out of sight and under the radar, keeping his dealings in the dark. He would know the fate of Fenton’s brother. Reacher is good at finding people who don’t want to be found, so he offers to help, despite feeling that Fenton is keeping secrets of her own. But a life hangs in the balance. Maybe more than one. But to bring Dendoncker down will be the riskiest job of Reacher's life. Failure is not an option, because in this kind of game, the loser is always better off dead.
41:30
September 20, 2021
David Poyer - Arctic Sea
In this episode, long-time VJBooks author David Poyer, chatted with us to discuss his new book, Arctic Sea: A Dan Lenson Novel. To get the latest on David Poyer, check him out on Facebook Purchase Signed Copies of Arctic Sea More Books By David Poyer Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter About Arctic Sea: New threats surface in the aftermath of WWIII―this time, in the remote waters of the Arctic. Arctic Sea is the next thrilling entry in David Poyer's critically-acclaimed future war series. In the aftermath of a world war with China, Admiral Dan Lenson is assigned to set up a US Navy base on the rugged North Slope of Alaska, in response to Russian seabed claims that reach nearly to the US coast. Yet the current administration seems oddly reluctant to confront Russian aggression. At the same time, the International Criminal Court is accusing Dan of a war crime. Back in Washington, Blair Titus is running Jim Yangerhans’s campaign for president, while Dan’s daughter Nan battles disease in a radiation-soaked Midwest. But when Moscow plans to test the Apocalyps, a nuclear powered citykiller torpedo, in the Arctic Sea, Dan is sucked into a perilous covert mission. Will a barely victorious America survive dangerous new threats...both from without, and within?
31:12
August 31, 2021
Spencer Quinn (Peter Abrahams) - Tender is the Bite
In this episode, Peter Abrahams -- who writes under the pseudonym Spencer Quinn -- joined Rodger to chat about Tender is the Bite, a Chet and Bernie novel.  To get the latest on Peter Abrahams, visit his website. Purchase Signed Copies of Tender is the Bite More Books By Alan Jacobson Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter About Tender is the Bite: Spencer Quinn's Tender Is the Bite is a brand new adventure in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series that Stephen King calls "without a doubt the most original mystery series currently available." Chet and Bernie are contacted by a terribly scared young woman who seems to want their help. Before she can even tell them her name, she flees in panic. But in that brief meeting Chet sniffs out an important secret about her, a secret at the heart of the mystery he and Bernie set out to solve. It's a case with no client and no crime and yet great danger, with the duo facing a powerful politician who has a lot to lose. Their only hope lies with a ferret named Griffie who adores Bernie. Is there room for a ferret in the Chet and Bernie relationship? That's the challenge Chet faces, the biggest of his career. Hanging in the balance are the lives of two mistreated young women and the future of the whole state.
39:45
August 23, 2021
Alan Jacobson - The Lost Girl
In this episode, Alan Jacobson sat down with us to promote the Fanfare Fundraiser for his newest book, The Lost Girl. To learn more about how to support the special edition of this book, and gain exclusive fan perks, visit this link. To get the latest on Alan Jacobson visit his website. Purchase Signed Copies of The Lost Girl More Books By Alan Jacobson Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter
35:29
August 10, 2021
Richard Lange - Rovers
Rodger and Richard Lange discuss his latest book, Rovers. To get the latest on Richard Lange, follow him on Twitter Purchase Signed Copies of Rovers More Books By Richard Lange Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter
39:49
July 21, 2021
Christian Cantrell - Scorpion
Rodger and Christian Cantrell discuss his latest book, Scorpion, a fast-paced tech-based thriller.  To get the latest on Christian Cantrell, follow him on Twitter Purchase Signed Copies of Scorpion More Great Books by Great Authors Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter
32:25
May 31, 2021
Jack Carr - The Devil's Hand
Jack Carr: prolific author, former Navy Seal, outstanding individual. In this episode, he joins us to talk about his latest book, The Devil's Hand.  To get the latest on Jack Carr, and follow his social media pages, visit his website at www.officialjackcarr.com/ Purchase Signed Copies of The Devil's Hand More Books by Jack Carr Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter
17:46
April 16, 2021
Jeffrey Archer - Turn A Blind Eye
Jeffrey Archer joins us for a riveting discussion about his expansive resume, as well as his latest book, Turn a Blind Eye.  To get the latest on Jeffrey Archer, and follow his social media pages, visit his website at www.jeffreyarcher.co.uk/ Purchase Signed Copies of Turn A Blind Eye More Books By Jeffrey Archer Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter
35:20
March 27, 2021
MSB - Jeffery Deaver & John Lescroart | Nothing Good Happens After Midnight
For this episode, we invited John Lescroart and Jeffery Deaver to discuss their latest book, Nothing Good Happens After Midnight. These best selling authors have too many credentials to list, so do us a favor and check them out here - Deaver | Lescroart Their websites - Deaver | Lescroart Nothing Good Happens After Midnight: The sunsets. The moon takes its place, illuminating the most evil corners of the planet. What twisted fear dwells in that blackness? What legends attach to those of sound mind and make them go crazy in the bright light of day? Only Suspense Magazine knows... Teaming up with New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, Suspense Magazine offers up a nail-biting anthology titled: "Nothing Good Happens After Midnight." This thrilling collection consists of thirteen original short stories representing the genres of suspense/thriller, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, and more. Readers' favorites come together to explore the mystery of midnight. The 'best of the best' presenting these memorable tales, include: Joseph Badal, Linwood Barclay, Rhys Bowen, Heather Graham, Alan Jacobson, Paul Kemprecos, Shannon Kirk, Jon Land, John Lescroart, D. P. Lyle, Kevin O'Brien, and Hank Phillippi Ryan.
42:21
February 08, 2021
Modern Signed Books - Alan Jacobson, RED DEATH
MORE ABOUT RED DEATH BY ALAN JACOBSON:  "A unique and imaginative plot filled with witty dialogue and page-turning intrigue. - Catherine Coulter, New York Times Bestselling Author “Karen Vail is one tough character.” —Kathy Reichs, New York Times–bestselling author In Hawaii, FBI agent Karen Vail pursues a killer without a profile, in this thriller by the USA Today–bestselling author of The Darkness of Evil. When Det. Adam Russell of the Honolulu PD encounters the body of a woman in her sixties—the second in recent days to inexplicably die of what seem like natural causes—he reaches out to Karen Vail, the renowned FBI profiler, who hops on the next plane. But even for someone as fluent in the language of murder as Vail, this case is hard to read. How were these women asphyxiated with no signs of trauma? How can she gather clues or collect evidence when the killer seems to strike during the briefest casual encounters? Is this the behavior of a male or a female perpetrator? And perhaps most terrifying of all, if the deaths appear so natural at first glance, how many victims have already been overlooked? Now, as something cold and dark lurks under the sunny warmth of this island paradise, Vail must stop a serial killer as elusive as the breeze . . .
55:06
November 03, 2020
Modern Signed Books - Karin Slaughter, Pieces of Her
Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing novels and short stories since she was a child. She debuted with her novel Blindsighted in 2001, becoming an international success and making the Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001. Published in 36 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her sixteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novel Pretty Girls. Signed books by Karin Slaughter: Read More Her Website: www.karinslaughter.com Follow her on Facebook Follow her on Twitter More about Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter: Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. But all that changes when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one will ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again. Her the author discuss her thoughts on this astounding book.
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October 02, 2018
Modern Signed Books - Robert Gleason, The Evil That Men Do
Robert Gleason was born in Michigan City, Indiana. He has an AB in English literature from Indiana University, a master’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and he attended the Sorbonne, all of which were financed by seven hellish years in the Gary steel mills. He has worked in New York book publishing as an acquisitions editor pretty much forever. When he began, he says, he and his colleagues "chiseled books on the walls of caves." He has also spoken on nuclear terrorism at major universities, including Harvard. > Read More > Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter About "The Evil That Men Do": Robert Gleason brings his A-game to The Evil That Men Do, a terrorism thriller steeped with equal parts terror and wit. "Fierce, bitter . . . a bloodcurdling thriller, written with a kind of headlong verbal velocity that makes it impossible to put down.” ?William Martin, New York Times bestselling author > Read More >
20:37
July 24, 2018
Modern Signed Books - Ace Atkins, The Sinners
Ace Atkins is a former journalist who cut his teeth as a crime reporter in the newsroom of The Tampa Tribune. He published his first novel, Crossroad Blues, at 27 and became a full-time novelist at 30. One of the best crime writers working today, Ace has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction, including the Edgar three times, twice for novels about former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. > Read More >   His Website: www.aceatkins.com Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter   About "The Sinners": Violence in many forms comes to Tibbehah County—and this time it may be more than Quinn Colson can handle—n the new novel from New York Times-bestselling Southern crime master Ace Atkins.  “The Quinn Colson series just keeps getting better and better. Its blend of country noir and badass humor is as smooth as three fingers of Gentleman Jack. . . . If you like country noir, and you haven’t visited Tibbehah County, you’re overdue for a road trip.”—Booklist (starred review) > Read More >
18:57
July 18, 2018
Modern Signed Books - Alan Jacobson, Dark Side of the Moon
Jacobson is the National Bestselling Author of several critically acclaimed thrillers. Alan's two decades of research and training with the FBI's profiling unit, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the US Marshals Service, Scotland Yard, SWAT, and branches of the US military have helped shape the stories he tells and the characters that populate his novels. The San Francisco Chronicle stated that "Alan Jacobson researches his books like a good newspaper reporter, and then pushes the envelope into reality more thoroughly than the typical crime novel could ever allow." > Read More > His Website: www.alanjacobson.com Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter About "Dark Side of the Moon": New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds said, "Dark Side of the Moon is the thriller ride of a lifetime, a nonstop tale of high adventure and cutting-edge technology that Tom Clancy's most ardent fans will absolutely love." The Moon's darkest secrets come to light in Alan Jacobson's latest OPSIG Team Black thriller. In 1972, Apollo 17 returned to Earth with 200 pounds of rock - including something more dangerous than they could have imagined. For decades, the military had concealed the crew's discovery - until a NASA mole discloses to foreign powers the existence of a material that would disrupt the global balance of power by providing them with the most powerful weapon of mass destruction yet created. > Read More >
45:11
May 04, 2018
Modern Signed Books - David Baldacci, The Fallen
David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories. (Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she'd given him the notebook to keep him quiet, because "every mom needs a break now and then.") David published his first novel, ABSOLUTE POWER, in 1996. A feature film followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. Signed books by David Baldacci: Read More His Website: www.davidbaldacci.com Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter About "The Fallen": The closer Amos Decker comes to the truth, the deadlier it gets in #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci's latest Memory Man thriller. "Baldacci is a wonderful storyteller, and he incorporates wonderful characters into baffling conspiracies. ...he takes on small-town America, capturing both good and bad elements. He demonstrates why these small towns are worth saving. It's a theme he has explored before, but it still has potency and relevance."?Associated Press on The Fallen Read More
18:54
April 25, 2018
Modern Signed Books - Mary Higgins Clark, I've Got My Eyes on You
Mary Higgins Clark's books are world-wide bestsellers. In the U.S. alone, her books have sold over 100 million copies. Her most recent suspense novel, All By Myself, Alone, was published by Simon & Schuster in April 2017. She also publishes collaborative novels with Alafair Burke - The Cinderella Murder, All Dressed in White, The Sleeping Beauty Killer, and Every Breath You Take. Signed books by Mary Higgins Clark: Read More Her Website: www.maryhigginsclark.com Follow her on Facebook About "I've Got My Eyes on You": A new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark. When a terrible crime shocks a New Jersey community, all signs point to one suspect. But if he's innocent as he claims, it means the murderer is still out there... Read More
16:30
April 24, 2018
Modern Signed Books - Jeffery Deaver, The Cutting Edge
Jeffery Deaver is an international bestselling author thirty-eight novels, three collections of short stories and a nonfiction law book.  Signed books by Jeffery Deaver: Read More His Website: www.jefferydeaver.com Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter About The Cutting Edge: DANGEROUSLY GOOD. DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER. "Deaver's approach excels in THE CUTTING EDGE, the 14th novel to feature Lincoln and his assistant, Amelia Sachs... Deaver keeps the level of suspense high as he also examines the gem trade and takes readers on an insider's tour of New York City. Deaver's intelligent characters show their mettle as the twists mount."?Oline Cogdill,South Florida Sun-Sentinel Read More
16:44
April 24, 2018
Modern Signed Books - Brad Meltzer, The Escape Artist
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, and The President’s Shadow. His newest book is The Escape Artist, released March 6. Signed books by Brad Meltzer: Read More His Website: bradmeltzer.com Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter About The Escape Artist: WHO IS NOLA BROWN? Nola is a mystery Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Read More...
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March 20, 2018
Modern Signed Books - F. Paul Wilson, Author of The God Gene
Francis Paul Wilson was born in 1946 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He developed an interest in fiction as a child, growing up reading Lovecraft, Matheson, Bradbury, and Heinlein. He attended Georgetown University in Washington DC and sold his first story to Analog science fiction magazine while still in medical school. In the following years, Wilson moved into writing longer works, with his first novel, Healer, being published in 1976. He is now the author of over 50 books. Among other honors, he has received multiple Prometheus Awards for his novels, a Bram Stoker Award for short fiction, and the Inkpot Award from the San Diego Comic-Con. Signed books by F. Paul Wilson: Read More His Website: repairmanjack.com Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about The God Gene by F. Paul Wilson: Rick's brother, Keith, a prominent zoologist at NYU, walks out of his office one day and disappears. The only clue they have are his brother's book, which mentions "the God Gene." A million or so years ago, a gene designated hsa-mir-3998 appeared as if by magic from the junk DNA of the hominids who eventually evolved into Homo sapiens. It became a key player in brain development?specifically creativity?and laymen started calling it "the God Gene." Keith had been tracking this gene through the evolutionary tree, but immediately after running the creature's genetic code, he destroyed all the results and vanished.
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March 09, 2018
Modern Signed Books - Max Allan Collins, author of The Bloody Spur
Max Allan Collin's creative and writing credits include novels, comics, video games, trading cards, jigsaw puzzles, graphic novels, and non-fiction work. He has written an Edgar-winning one-man show, and written or directed multiple screenplays and documentaries. He has done numerous novelizations of popular films, such as Saving Private Ryan, as well as seen his own work adapted to the screen. The Road to Perdition, based on his book of the same name starred Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, and Paul Newman.  Signed books by Max Allan Collins: Read More His Website: www.maxallancollins.com Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about The Bloody Spur by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane: Mickey Spillane's larger-than-life lawman Caleb York is back—in the latest tough-as-nails Western novel from New York Times bestselling author Max Allan Collins. This time Caleb may be outnumbered . . . but not outgunned.  With murder in the wind, the whole town’s in danger. Who will be the next target? To bring a killer to justice, and protect the woman he loves, Caleb York must strap down his Colt .44, enter the big game, and bet his life on the turn of a card... and the speed of his draw.
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February 19, 2018
Modern Signed Books - Karin Slaughter, Author of The Good Daughter
Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing novels and short stories since she was a child. She debuted with her novel Blindsighted in 2001, becoming an international success and making the Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001. Published in 36 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her sixteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novel Pretty Girls. Signed books by Karin Slaughter: Read More Her Website: www.karinslaughter.com Follow her on Facebook Follow her on Twitter More about The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter: The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author — a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense. Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind… Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville's notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.
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February 06, 2018
Modern Signed Books - Nick Petrie, author of Light It Up
Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. His story “At the Laundromat” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in The Seattle Review, a national literary journal. Signed books by Nick Petrie: Read More His Website: www.nickpetrie.com Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about Light It Up by Nick Petrie: In the newest action-packed thriller starring war veteran Peter Ash, a well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye.  Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry's son-in-law and the company's operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry's daughter and her company vulnerable.
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February 04, 2018
Modern Signed Books - A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
A. J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window, has been sold in thirty-eight territories worldwide and is in development as a major motion picture from Fox. A native of New York, Finn lived in England for ten years before returning to New York City. Signed books by A.J. Finn: Read More His Website: www.instagram.com/ajfinnbooks/ Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn: It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . . Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.
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January 29, 2018
Modern Signed Books - Interview with Nelson DeMille, author of The Cuban Affair
DeMille's first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978, and is still in print as are all his succeeding novels. He is a member of American Mensa, The Authors Guild, and is past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a member of International Thriller Writers and was chosen as ThrillerMaster of the Year 2015. Signed books by Nelson DeMille: Read More His Website: nelsondemille.net Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille: Daniel Graham MacCormick—Mac for short—seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he’s living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an infantry officer with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don’t tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac’s finances are more than a little shaky. After taking a suspicious fishing tournament job for two million dollars, Mac learns is that there is sixty million American dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara’s grandfather when he fled Castro’s revolution. With the “Cuban Thaw” underway between Havana and Washington, Carlos, Eduardo, and Sara know it’s only a matter of time before someone finds the stash—by accident or on purpose. And Mac knows if he accepts this job, he’ll walk away rich…or not at all.
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January 24, 2018
Modern Signed Books - James Rollins, author of The Demon Crown
James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. Known for unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets, Rollins' knack for breakneck pacing and stunning originality has been hailed by critics and embraced by scores of millions of readers around the world.  Signed books by James Rollins: Read More His Website: jamesrollins.com Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about The Demon Crown by James Rollins: To save mankind’s future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil’s bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop an ancient threat in this gripping adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins.  Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed, and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one: an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University.
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December 20, 2017
Modern Signed Books - Matt Coyle, author of Blood Truth
Signed books by Matt Coyle: Read More His Website: Mattcoylebooks.com Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter More about Blood Truth by Matt Coyle: A hard-boiled PI novel for fans of Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald and Dashiell Hammett. Rick Cahill has long feared the truth about his own blood?the blood of his father coursing through his veins. When a long-hidden safe unlocks clues about why his father was kicked off the police force twenty-seven years ago and then spiraled into an early drunken death, Rick determines to find the truth even if it proves the one thing he's always feared.
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December 20, 2017
Book Collecting 101: Collecting VS Hoarding
Welcome to the first entry of a new segment of Modern Signed Books: Book Collecting 101! Our team at VJ Books will help teach and explain different aspects of book collecting, what to look for, and tips for spotting the rare treasure. In today's episode, John discusses the question that faces every collector: Where is the line drawn between "collecting" and "hoarding"? For more Book Collecting 101 information, visite our collection of articles here. Sign up for our continuing Book Collecting 101 newsletter series here. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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December 18, 2017
Author Boyd Morrison talks about his latest book, Typhoon Fury - MSB
Not only a best-selling author of several solo novels, Boyd co-authors with Clive Cussler on the Oregon Files series. Signed Books by the Author: Link His Website: Link His Facebook: Link His Twitter: Link More about "Typhoon Fury" by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison: Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger to try to stop a new world war, in a thrilling suspense novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.  Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, an approaching megastorm--and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.
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December 04, 2017
Author Dan Millman Discusses his latest book: The Hidden School - MSB
Signed Books by the Author: Link His Website: Link His Facebook: Link His Twitter: Link More about "The Hidden School" by Dan Millman: In the long-awaited conclusion to the international bestselling Peaceful Warrior saga, Dan Millman takes readers on an epic spiritual quest across the world as he searches for the link between everyday life and transcendent possibility. Continuing his journey from Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan moves from Honolulu to the Mojave Desert, and from a bustling Asian city to a secluded forest, until he uncovers the mystery of The Hidden School. While traversing continents, he uncovers lessons of life hidden in plain sight—insights pointing the way to an inspired life in the eternal present. Along the way, you’ll encounter remarkable characters and brushes with mortality as you explore the nature of reality, the self, death, and finally, a secret as ancient as the roots of this world. Awaken to the hidden powers of paradox, humor, and change. Discover a vision that may forever change your perspectives about life’s promise and potential.?
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July 19, 2017
MSB - Sara Paretsky, Fallout
Signed books by this author: link Similar authors: Linda Barnes, Edna Buchanan, Sue Grafton, Jamie Freveletti Her website: link Her Facebook: link Her Twitter: link More about Fallout by Sara Paretsky: Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. WARSHAWSKI. To her parents, she's Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she's Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she's V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago... and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star. Continue Reading
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May 17, 2017
MSB - Karin Slaughter, The Kept Woman
Signed books by this author: link Similar authors: Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerritsen, Alex Kava, Val McDermid Her website: link Her Facebook: link Her Twitter: link More about The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter: With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found . . . Continue Reading
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May 17, 2017
MSB - Carl Hiaasen, Razor Girl
Signed books by this author: link Similar authors: Tim Dorsey, Bill Fitzhugh, Elmore Leonard, Randy Wayne White His website: link His Facebook: link His Twitter: link More about Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen: When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield—the eponymous Razor Girl—and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose on the page.  Continue Reading
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May 16, 2017
MSB - Karen Dionne, The Marsh King's Daughter
Signed books by this author: link Similar authors: Paula Hawkins Her website: link Her Facebook: link Her Twitter: link More about The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne: At last, Helena Pelletier has the life she deserves. A loving husband, two beautiful daughters, a business that fills her days. Then she catches an emergency news announcement and realizes she was a fool to think she could ever leave her worst days behind her. Helena has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. No electricity, no heat, no running water, not a single human beyond the three of them. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature—fishing, tracking, hunting. And despite her father’s odd temperament and sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too . . . until she learned precisely how savage a person he could be. More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marshland he knows better than anyone else in the world. The police commence a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King—because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.
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April 17, 2017
MSB - Jeffery Deaver, The Burial Hour
Signed Books by Jeffery Deaver: Link Similar Authors: John Sandford, John Connolly, Greg Illes His website: Link His Facebook: Link His Twitter: Link More about "The Burial Hour" by Jeffery Deaver: #1 internationally bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver returns to the Lincoln Rhyme series, as Rhyme hunts a dangerous killer whose crimes span the Atlantic.  A traveling businessman is snatched off of an Upper East Side street in broad daylight--or so it appears to the eight year old girl who is the crime's only witness. The perp leaves a token at the site of the kidnapping--a miniature noose. A crime scene this puzzling demands forensic expertise of the highest order. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate.  Rhyme and Sachs' investigation takes an unexpected turn when a similar kidnapping occurs across the Atlantic in a small town outside of Naples, Italy. The killer's M.O. is bizarre and frightening. Obsessed with music, the man records the final breaths of his victims, then uses a keyboard sampler to compose an otherworldly tune that is then posted online. The search for the killer will become a complex case of international cooperation--yet not all is as it seems, and soon Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game with shadowy parties from across the globe.
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April 13, 2017
Mark Greaney, Gun Metal Gray - MSB
Signed Books by the Author: Link Similar Authors: Ben Coes, Alex Berenson, Brett Battles. His Website: Link Follow him on Twitter: Link Like his Facebook: Link More About "Gun Metal Gray" by Mark Greaney: After five years on the run Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court’s high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese. Fitzroy was contracted to find Fan Jiang, a former member of an ultra-secret computer warfare unit responsible for testing China’s own security systems. And it seems Fan may have been too good at his job—because China wants him dead.
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March 17, 2017
Alan Jacobson: The Darkness of Evil - MSB
Signed Books by the Author: Link Similar Authors: Max Allan Collins, Jeffery Deaver, Richard Doetsch, John Gilstrap. His Website: www.alanjacobson.com Follow him on Twitter: Link Like his Facebook: Link More about "The Darkness of Evil" by Alan Jacobson: THE DARKNESS OF EVIL, the upcoming Karen Vail novel by Alan Jacobson, tells the story of Roscoe Lee Marcks, one of the history’s most notorious serial killers, who sits in a maximum security prison serving a life sentence—until he stages a brutal and well-executed escape. Although the US Marshals Service’s fugitive task force enlists the help of FBI profiler Karen Vail to launch a no-holds-barred manhunt, the savvy and elusive Marcks has other plans—which include killing his own daughter. As the pressure builds to catch Marcks, Vail turns to the retired profiling legend responsible for Marcks’s original capture, who may just hold the key to stopping him.
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March 04, 2017
William R. Forstchen discusses his new book THE FINAL DAY - MSB
Signed books by this author LINK Similar authors: Taylor Anderson, William C. Dietz, Newt Gingrich, Hugh Howey His website LINK Follow him on Twitter Find him on Facebook More about THE FINAL DAY by William R. Forstchen: After defeating the designs of the alleged federal government, John Matherson and his community have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order that existed prior to the EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) attack. Then the government announces that it’s ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what’s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress the rebellion in the remaining states. The man sent to confront John is General Bob Scales, John’s old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Will General Scales follow orders, or might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? As the dubious Federal government increasingly curtails liberty and trades away sovereignty, it might just get exactly what it fears: revolution.
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February 17, 2017
Andrew Peterson Discusses his latest book: Right to Kill - MSB
Signed Books by the Author: Link Similar Authors: Brad Thor, Scott McEwen, Jack Coughlin, Ben Coes. His Website: Link Follow Him on Twitter: Link Like his Facebook: Link More about "Right to Kill" by Andrew Peterson: When a team of commandos—highly skilled and armed to the teeth—tries to kidnap retired CIA station chief Linda Genneken from her home, trained Marine Nathan McBride and his partner, Harvey Fontana, arrive just in time to join the fight. But their well-honed CIA instincts tell them this is only the beginning.   McBride and Fontana set out to learn who ordered the midnight raid, and why. Is it connected to a rescue mission they conducted with Genneken in South America—a mission that nearly killed McBride? Is it related to the string of assassinations happening simultaneously in that area of the world? Or both?   With the help of their CIA contacts and aided by Genneken, the two men unravel a criminal plot with global implications. And as their race to find answers unspools in six supercharged hours, McBride and his team will be tested like never before.
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December 23, 2016
MSB - Mark Greaney, True Faith and Allegiance
Signed Books by the Author: Link Similar Authors: Ben Coes, Alex Berenson, Brett Battles. His Website: Link Follow him on Twitter: Link Like his Facebook: Link More about "True Faith and Allegiance" by Mark Greaney: A massive data breach threatens the security of every US intelligence operative around the world. With all assets potentially compromised, Mary Pat Foley, Director of National Intelligence, turns to the men of the Campus to track down and stop the Romanian hackers who have put the information up for sale to the highest bidder. A small mistake in tradecraft by the Campus makes the breach infinitely worse. Now the data is in the hands of the Chinese government, which is using it to block American military force in the South China Sea. President Jack Ryan is going to have to make some tough choices; some of which may put his own flesh and blood on the firing line.
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December 06, 2016
MSB - Ben Bova, Apes and Angels.
Signed Books By the Author: Link Similar Authors: Greg Bear, David Brin, Stephen Baxter His Website: www.BenBova.com Follow him on Twitter: Link Like his Facebook: Link About "Apes and Angels" By Ben Bova: Humankind headed out to the stars not for conquest, nor exploration, nor even for curiosity. Humans went to the stars in a desperate crusade to save intelligent life wherever they found it. A wave of death is spreading through the Milky Way galaxy, an expanding sphere of lethal gamma radiation that erupted from the galaxy's core twenty-eight thousand years ago and now is approaching Earth's vicinity at the speed of light. Every world it touched was wiped clean of all life. But it’s possible to protect a planet from gamma radiation. Earth is safe. Now, guided by the ancient intelligent machines called the Predecessors, men and women from Earth seek out those precious, rare worlds that harbor intelligent species, determined to save them from the doom that is hurtling toward them. The crew of the Odysseus has arrived at Mithra Gamma, the third planet of the star Mithra, to protect the stone-age inhabitants from the Death Wave. But they’ll also have to protect themselves.
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November 17, 2016
MSB - Blake Crouch discusses latest books, Good Behavior, and Dark Matter.
Signed Books by the Author: Link Similar Authors: Steve Berry, Brett Battles, Jack Kilborn, J.A. Konrath. Follow him on Facebook: Link Follow him on Twitter: Link  Authors Website: Link. About "Good Behavior" by Blake Crouch: Now a television series starring Michelle Dockery, coming to TNT this fall.   Fresh out of prison and fighting to keep afloat, Letty Dobesh returns to her old tricks burglarizing suites at a luxury hotel. While on the job, she overhears a man hiring a hit man to kill his wife. Letty may not be winning any morality awards, but even she has limits. Unable to go to the police, Letty sets out to derail the job, putting herself on a collision course with the killer that entangles the two of them in a dangerous, seductive relationship.   Good Behavior comprises three interlinked novellas (The Pain of Others, Sunset Key, and Grab), which together form a novel-length portrait of Blake Crouch’s all-time favorite character creation, Letty Dobesh. This edition is the complete Letty Dobesh collection.
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November 01, 2016
MSB - David Baldacci Remarks on his Latest Novel, No Man's Land.
Signed Books by the Author: Link Similar Authors: Steve Martini, Richard North Patterson, Alex Berenson, Michael Palmer. His Website: www.Davidbaldacci.com Follow him on Twitter: Link Like his Facebook: Link About "No Mans Land" by David Baldacci. Two men. Thirty years. John Puller's mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Paul Rogers has been in prison for ten years. But twenty years before that, he was at Fort Monroe. One night three decades ago, Puller's and Rogers' worlds collided with devastating results, and the truth has been buried ever since. Until now. Military investigators, armed with a letter from a friend of Jackie's, arrive in the hospital room of Puller's father—a legendary three-star now debilitated with a deepening senility—and reveal that Puller Sr. has been accused of murdering Jackie. Aided by his brother Robert Puller, an Air Force major, and Veronica Knox, who works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence organization, Puller begins a journey that will take him into his own past, to find the truth about his mother.
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October 21, 2016
MSB - Dirk Cussler on his latest book, Odessa Sea.
Signed Books by the Author: Link Similar Authors: Grant Blackwood, Clive Cussler, David L. Golemon, James Rollins.  His Website: www.cusslerbooks.com Dirk's Twitter: @dirkpittcussler Dirk's Facebook: Link About "Odessa Sea" By Dirk and Clive Cussler. A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear materials.  At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA. As the danger escalates, there’s only one man who can avert catastrophe. From London to Washington, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the action never stops, as Pitt races to prevent the next global war
30:07
October 10, 2016
Modern Signed Books - Kevin J. Anderson on "Eternity's mind"
Signed Books by the author: Link Similar authors: Terry Goodkind, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Simmons, Tad Williams  About "Eternity's Mind" by Kevin J. Anderson: Eternity's Mind, the climactic final volume in Kevin J. Anderson's Hugo-nominated Saga of Shadows trilogy. The desperate war with the Shana Rei seems lost. All across the transportal network, space is tearing apart, the links between the gateways are breaking down, the fabric of space unraveling, and entire sections of the Spiral Arm are becoming galactic dead zones. The Shana Rei have infiltrated the transportal network, and desperate populations have to cut themselves off, shutting down their portals, often their only connection with the rest of the Spiral Arm. In desperation, humans and Ildirans turn to the most unlikely allies, the unpredictable faeros.
30:49
September 12, 2016
Modern Signed Books - Jack Coughlin Discusses his Latest Book, Long Shot
Signed books by the author: Link Similar Authors:  Larry Bond, W.E.B. Griffin, David Hagberg, Brad Taylor  About Long Shot By Jack Coughlin A top Russian intelligence agent has defected to the West and the only man with whom he will speak is Kyle Swanson, who busted him out of the U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper School years ago. The defector proves to be an Edward Snowden-type gold mine of amazing secrets about the When, Where and How of President Vladimir Pushkin's next grab for lost Soviet territory. But Swanson, now a special contractor with the CIA, soon begins to believe that it is all fool's gold being sprinkled by Moscow to ignite an open military fight with NATO and the United States. To stop the madness, Swanson must deliver a kill shot a hundred miles away from a border bridge in Estonia, where a Russian Army waits on the far shore as a government official crosses over with an invitation to invade.
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September 06, 2016
Modern Signed Books - Eric Van Lusbader on his Newest Book, "Any Minute Now."
Signed Books by the Author: Link Authors Website: http://www.ericvanlustbader.com/ Twitter: @EVanLustbader Facebook: Eric.V.Lustbader Similar Authors: Tom Clancy, Barry Eisler, Paul Garrison, About "Any Minute Now" by Eric Van Lustbader. Red Rover is broken, finished, dead. The blackest of black ops teams is betrayed on its top-priority mission to capture and interrogate a mysterious Saudi terrorist. One of their own is killed, the remaining two barely get home alive. Then without warning or explanation the mission is shut down. Ignoring their new orders, Red Rover secretly sets out to find the protected Saudi terrorist, the first step in a perilous journey into the heart of a vast conspiracy that involves the NSA, and an ageless visionary out to create an entirely new way of waging war. A war that will destabilize one of the great super-powers and forever rearrange the balance of power across the entire globe.
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August 27, 2016
Modern Signed Books - Jon Jefferson Discusses his latest work "Without Mercy".
Signed Books by the Author: Link Author’s Website: http://www.jeffersonbass.com/ Twitter: @Jefferson_Bass Facebook: JeffersonBassBooks Similar authors: Alan Jacobson, J.A. Jance, Kathy Reichs About “Without Mercy” by Jefferson Bass Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton has spent twenty-five years solving brutal murders—but none so bizarre and merciless as his latest case: A ravaged set of skeletal remains is found chained to a tree on a remote mountainside. As Brockton and his assistant Miranda dig deeper, they uncover warning signs of a deadly eruption of hatred and violence. But the shocking case is only the beginning of Brockton’s trials. Mid-case, the unthinkable happens: The deadliest criminal Brockton has ever foiled—the sadistic serial killer Nick Satterfield—escapes from prison, bent on vengeance. The dangers from all directions force Brockton to question two things on which he’s based his entire career—the justice system, and the quality of mercy—and to wonder: can the two co-exist? If not, which will Brockton choose in his ultimate moment of truth?
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August 20, 2016
Modern Signed Books - Bill Bass describes his experience as an author
Signed Books by the Author: Link Author’s Website: http://www.jeffersonbass.com/ Twitter: @Jefferson_Bass Facebook: JeffersonBassBooks Similar authors: Alan Jacobson, J.A. Jance, Kathy Reichs Jefferson Bass is the pen name of Jon Jefferson, writer, and Dr. Bill Bass, renowned forensic anthropologist. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility -- the Body Farm -- a quarter-century ago. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a critically acclaimed memoir about his career, Death's Acre. Dr. Bass is also a dedicated teacher, honored as National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
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August 16, 2016
Ben H. Winters Discusses Underground Airlines - Modern Signed Books
Signed Books by the Author: Link Author’s Website: benwinters.com Twitter: @BenHWinters Facebook: BenHWintersisawriter Similar authors: Paolo Bacigalupi, Jeremy Robinson, Marcus Sakey Ben H. Winters is an American author, poet, teacher, playwright, and journalist. He grew up in suburban Maryland and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1998. He is the author of nine novels including his latest release, Underground Airlines. About "Underground Airlines" A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four." On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right--with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won't reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw's case, as well as by a heartbreaking young woman and her child who may be Victor's salvation. Victor himself may be the biggest obstacle of all--though his true self remains buried, it threatens to surface.
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August 09, 2016
Mary Higgins Clark discusses her latest book, As Time Goes By.
Order the author's books here Their Website: http://maryhigginsclark.com/ Similar authors: Alafair Burke, Carol Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, Iris Johansen Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m. news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney’s friends Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer’s victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence. Betsy’s stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance—his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors.
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May 26, 2016
Michael McGarrity discusses The Last Ranch, the 3rd book in his prequel series.
Order the author's books here  View the author's biography and book list His Website: http://www.michaelmcgarrity.com/ Similar authors: Sandi Ault, C.J. Box, James Lee Burke, Craig Johnson  When Matthew Kerney returns to his ranch in the beautiful San Andres Mountains after serving in Sicily during World War II, he must not only fight to recover physically and emotionally from a devastating war injury, but he must also battle attempts by the U.S. Army to seize control of his land for expanded weapons testing. Forced off public grazing lands, banned from gathering his cattle on high mountain pastures, and confronted by military police guarding a high security army post on the northern reaches of the range, Matt finds himself at the center of a heavy-handed government land-grab. The reasons behind this surge of secrecy and control become clear when Matt witnesses the boiling, blinding explosion of the first atom bomb at Trinity Site. As he struggles with an aging, stove-up father no longer able to carry a heavy load at the ranch, an ex-convict intent on killing him, and a failing relationship with a woman he dearly loves, Matt must draw upon all his mental and physical resources to keep his world—and the people in it—from collapsing.
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May 19, 2016
Steve Berry on his latest novel, the 14th Colony
Order the author's books here  View the author's biography and book list His Website: http://www.steveberry.org Similar authors: Will Adams, Raymond Khoury, Chris Kuzneski, James Twining  Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January 20th?Inauguration Day?is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest.
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May 12, 2016
Brian Herbert talks about The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma
Order the author's books here  View the author's biography and book list His Website: http://brianherbertnovels.com/ Similar authors: Kevin J. Anderson, Greg Bear, Kim Stanley Robinson, Dan Simmons A revolution has taken over the government of the United States and the environment has been saved. All pollution has been banned and reversed. It's a bright, green new world. But this new world comes with a great cost. The United States is ruled by a dictatorship and the corporations are fighting back. Joining them are an increasing number of rebels angered by the dictatorship of Chairman Rahma. The Chairman's power is absolute and appears strong, but in The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma by Brian Herbert, cracks are beginning to show as new weapons are developed by the old corporate powers, foreign alliances begin to make inroads into America's influence . . . and strange reports of mutants filter through the government's censorship.
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May 05, 2016
J.A. Pitts talks about his latest work, Night Terrors.
Order the author's books here  View the author's biography and book list His Website: http://www.japitts.net/ Similar authors: Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, Terry Goodkind, Brandon Sanderson  Magic has a cost. Sarah Beauhall, blacksmith and dragon slayer doesn’t know just how high. Her lover, Katie Cornett, has finally been overwhelmed by this spiraling cost and her spirit is blasted from her body and flung into a world of nightmares and monsters. As Katie’s coma deepens and her chances of survival fade, Sarah’s spirit must make a journey of its own through a world of crystalline eaters and malevolent spirits who exist only to hunt and to consume. Night after night Sarah delves beyond the hidden paths, going from crystalline landscapes into the wild lands and lost worlds far beyond the great sea of dreams. When the spirit of a long dead murderer—known only as the Bowler Hat man—begins gathering an army in the forgotten lands, Sarah discovers that more than eaters and feeders pursue her.
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April 28, 2016
Lisa Gardner discusses the creative processes behind her new novel, Find Her.
Order Lisa Gardner's books here. Lisa Gardner's Biography and Book List. Her Website: http://www.lisagardner.com/  Similar authors: Tess Gerritsen, Lisa Jackson, Iris Johansen, Karin Slaughter  Flora Dane is a victim.  Flora Dane is reckless.  . . . or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren tofind her.
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April 21, 2016
Jeffery Deaver discusses Steel Kiss
Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim.  Jeffery Deaver Book List and Awards  His website: www.jefferydeaver.com Similar authors: Denise Hamilton, John Sandford, John Connolly, Greg Iles   Follow him on Facebook   Follow him on Twitter
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April 14, 2016
Author Paul Vidich talks about his debut novel AN HONORABLE MAN
Paul Vidich received his MFA from Rutgers-Newark. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Fugue, The Nation, Narrative Magazine, Wordriot, and other places. Junot Diaz selected his story “Jump Shot” as a winner of the 2010 Fugue Short Story Contest and his story “Falling Girl,” was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize and appeared in New Rivers Press’ American Fiction, Volume 12: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers. His story collection was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Order Paul's books here Paul Vidich Biography and Book List His website: paulvidich.com Similar authors: Matthew Dunn, Frederick Forsyth, John Le Carre, Jason Matthews, Matthew Palmer Follow him on Twitter
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April 03, 2016
Best selling author Jon Land shares his newest book, Takedown
Book Summary: Jeff Buck thought he'd seen it all. Twenty years working undercover in the netherworld of drugs had left him burned out and grateful to assume the quiet job of police chief in the small town of Reminderville, Ohio. That is, until a simple domestic assault case turns out to have links to the murder of a drug runner in upstate New York and a syndicate smuggling billions of dollars in drugs across the U.S.-Canada border. As Buck reluctantly plunges back into his old world of death and deceit, he uncovers a complex chain linking the Hells Angels to the Russian Mafia in a plot to use Native American tribal land to smuggle their deadly wares into the United States.  Buck's efforts lead to an unprecedented slew of indictments on both sides of the border and prison terms for even the kingpins, toppling an empire once deemed invincible. Jon Land Book List, Bibliography and Biography His website: www.jonlandbooks.com Similar authors: Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Joseph Finder, Ridley Pearson, John Sandford Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter
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March 27, 2016
Author Glen Erik Hamilton talks with us about his newest novel HARD COLD WINTER
Rodger Nichols connects with author Glen Erik Hamilton about HARD COLD WINTER and his debut, PAST CRIMES. About the book HARD COLD WINTER: ”Hamilton renders the ample violent action effectively, but the best parts of the story are the vignettes he intersperses depicting Van and Elana’s criminal exploits when they were 17.” (Publishers Weekly) “Hamilton skillfully creates a well-oiled situation with a direct writing style... brimming with action, conflict, and realistic and compelling characters. Readers of the first book will be delighted with the backstory, and aficionados of the genre will eat this one up.” (Library Journal (starred review) Get his books:  http://bit.ly/20tiFAB Glen Erik Hamilton Book List His website: www.glenerikhamilton.com Similar authors: Harlan, Coben, Robert Crais, Dennis Lehane, Lisa Gardner Follow him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter Watch Videos
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March 24, 2016
Best selling author Thomas Perry talks about Forty Thieves
Listen in as our host, Rodger Nichols, talks with Thomas Perry about his newest stand-alone novel, Forty Thieves.  About the Author: Perry is the author of 20 novels including the Jane Whitefield series (Vanishing Act, Dance for the Dead, Shadow Woman, The Face Changers, Blood Money, Runner, and Poison Flower), Death Benefits, and Pursuit, the first recipient of the Gumshoe Award for best novel. He won the Edgar for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book. The Independent Mystery Booksellers’ Association included Vanishing Act in its “100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century,” and Nightlife was a New York Times bestseller. Book Reviews: “Sardonic humor is rare in American mysteries. It is the kind of humor that creeps up on you and suddenly your reaction is a wry smile as you read the double-edged melodrama which abounds in Thomas Perry’s work.”—Washington Times “Propulsive, darkly humorous . . . As the likable, series-worthy Abels struggle to survive at least long enough to solve [the] murder, Perry tosses in several hairpin plot twists that culminate in a satisfyingly surprising conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly Buy the book Thomas Perry bibliography and signed books Thomas Perry website  Author Jo Perry
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March 09, 2016
The Art of War author Stephen Coonts tells it like it is
STEPHEN COONTS is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels that have been translated and published around the world. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. Listen in as he and our host Rodger Nichols talk about Coonts' new novel The Art of War and his first novel, Flight of the Intruder, published in September 1986 by the Naval Institute Press, and spent 28 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists in hardcover. A motion picture based on this novel, with the same title, was released nationwide in January 1991 Book Synopsis:  The Chinese dragon is flexing its muscles. As its military begins to prey on neighbors in the South China Sea, attacking fishing vessels and scheming to seize natural resources, the US goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: a Chinese sleeper cell has planted a nuclear weapon in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia, the biggest naval base on the planet. The target: a secret rendezvous of the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups. When the CIA director is assassinated and Jake Grafton is appointed to take his place, he gets wind of the conspiracy, but has no idea when or where the attack will occur. In the meantime, a series of assassinations, including an attempt on the life of the President, shake the country and deliberately mask a far more sinister objective. Can Jake Grafton and his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, stop the plot to destroy the US Navy? Author website:  http://www.coonts.com/ Author biography, bibliography and awards list: bit.ly/1oZcmt4
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February 23, 2016
Listen in to debut author Matt Gallagher about his new book Youngblood
Youngblood Synopsis:  The US military is preparing to withdraw from Iraq, and newly-minted lieutenant struggles to accept how it’s happening—through alliances with warlords who have Arab and American blood on their hands. Day after day, Jack tries to assert his leadership in the sweltering, dreary atmosphere of Ashuriyah. But his world is disrupted by the arrival of veteran Sergeant Daniel Chambers, whose aggressive style threatens to undermine the fragile peace that the troops have worked hard to establish. "Mr. Gallagher has a keen reportorial eye, a distinctive voice and an instinctive sympathy for the people he is writing about, and he uses those gifts here to immerse us in his characters's lives...With Youngblood, he has written an urgent and deeply moving novel." (The New York Times) "Gallagher’s riveting combination of gritty military jargon, sharply drawn characters, and suspenseful story line adds up to one of the best modern war novels since Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam classic, The Things They Carried (1990). Highly recommended." (Booklist, starred review) “A complex tale about the Iraq War, intrigue, love, and survival. Gallagher follows up on his successful first book, the memoir Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War (2010), with a smart Iraq War novel that adds something new to the genre—new genres. Gallagher subtly weaves throughout this excellent, brutal tale intrigue, a mystery, and two compelling love stories… A fresh twist on the Iraq War novel adds depth to this burgeoning genre.” (Kirkus, starred review) Twitter:  @MattGallagher0 Biography, bibliography: bit.ly/248NaR2
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February 19, 2016
Discussing his new book False Positive with Andrew Grant
For fans of Craig Johnson and James Lee Burke—False Positive follows up the powerful punch of Andrew Grant’s novel RUN with a staggering second dose of thrills and suspense that is just as smart, atmospheric, and soul-searing. False Positive Book Synopsis:  Alabama detective Cooper Devereaux makes no apologies for his luxe lifestyle or the way he does his job. Most cops haven’t lived the kind of life he has—starting out as an orphan, raised by a grizzled cop savior—and most don’t use his kind of high-risk tactics. But he may have met his match in fellow detective Jan Loflin, who’s fresh off a long undercover stint in Vice when they’re partnered on a case that will test them both beyond their direst nightmares. About the author: Andrew Grant's debut novel, Even, introduces British Royal Navy-trained agent David Trevellyan. "It's a pleasure observing Trevellyan's methods. You have to love his philosophy. Take, for example, his approach to finding a needle in a haystack: "So a needle's in there, and we need it back. No problem. Get some matches. Hay burns. Needles don't." This is a man who prefers the direct approach." (Book Reporter) Author website:  http://www.andrewgrantbooks.com/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/andrewgrantauthor?ref=mf Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Andrew_Grant Author page (bibliography and biography):  http://bit.ly/1oEVN5D
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February 17, 2016
Author William Bernhardt Talks with Modern Signed Books host Rodger Nichols
We are pleased to have bestselling author William Bernhardt, founder of the Red Sneaker Writing Center, host of writing workshops and small-group seminars and one of the most in-demand writing instructors in the nation, on our show! His monthly eBlast, The Red Sneaker Writers Newsletter, reaches over twenty thousand people.  And his recent Kickstarter Campaign, Conclave:  A Literary Magazine, fully funded. Bernhardt is the only writer to have received the Southern Writers Guild’s Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (University of Pennsylvania) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (Oklahoma State), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large." In addition to his novels, he has written plays, a musical (book and music), humor, nonfiction, children books, biography, poetry, and puzzles. In his spare time, he has enjoyed surfing, digging for dinosaurs, trekking through the Himalayas, paragliding, scuba diving, caving, zip-lining over the canopy of the Costa Rican rain forest, jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet, and in 2013, becoming a Jeopardy champion. OSU named him “Oklahoma’s Renaissance Man”. If you are a fan of authors imilar authors: David Baldacci, Linda Fairstein, John Grisham, Phillip Margolin, Steve Martini, Brad Meltzer, you'll want to listen in on this fun and engaging interview! William Bernhardt's website and to submit to Conclave:  A Literary Magazin go to:  www.williambernhardt.com His Twitter:  wbernhardt See his author page, biography, bibliography:  bit.ly/20HHnPP For signed editions of his books:  www.vjbooks.com To follow the Conclave Kickstarter project:  kck.st/1QHgtTl
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February 12, 2016
Acclaimed contemporary American crime writer Author Lawrence Block joins us
Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an acclaimed contemporary American crime writer who has been writing crime, mystery, and suspense fiction for more than half a century. He has published in excess of 100 books, and no end of short stories. Block has also published under pseudonyms including Jill Emerson, John Warren Wells, Lesley Evans, and Anne Campbell Clarke. Block's major series, humorous and much lighter in tone, relates the misadventures of gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. The series is rich in sophisticated dialogue, wit and cynicism. Besides Scudder and Rhodenbarr, Block has written eight novels about Evan Tanner, an adventurer and accidental revolutionary who, as a result of an injury sustained in the Korean War, cannot sleep. In our interview he talks about working (as editor) with authors Michael Connelly, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Owen Butler, Stephen King, Lee Child, Megan Abbott, Joe R. Lansdale in the anthology based on the paintings of artist Edward Hopper called "In Sunlight or Shadow." His website:  lawrenceblock.com Join his newsletter by sending a blank email, with the subject line NEWSLETTER to lawbloc@gmail.com Twitter:  @LawrenceBlock His author page with biography, bibliography, awards, signed and collectible books:  bit.ly/1PUF2zp
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February 09, 2016
Kevin J. Anderson: Writer, Publisher, Enreprenuer, Collaborator and more!
Science fiction and fantasy writer Kevin J. Anderson (author of over 130 novels!) talks with our host Rodger Nichols about his books, especially Clockwork Lives and what it's like creating a novel from a rock band album, collaborating with authors like Dean Koontz, Brian Herbert, Doug Beason and his wife, Rebecca Moestra. If you are a fan of The Dune Series, Starwars, Star Trek, X-files and other science fiction mainstays, you'll want to hear from this marvelous talent and polymath Kevin J. Anderson! Find him: Twitter:  @TheKJA Website:  http://www.wordfire.com/ His author page, bibliography and biography:  bit.ly/1PfCSon Purchase signed editions of his books:  www.vjbooks.com
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February 05, 2016
Listen in as we talk with audio book and voice talent Barry Campbell
Audio book and voice talent Barry Campbell discusses with our host, Rodger Nichols, his career, the books he's read, his favorite authors, his Stargate and how reading aloud doesn't necessarily come second nature. This is a great interview for those that like listening to audio books, and books on tape.  Barry is also a book collector and those interested in book collecting will love his stories about adventure and thriller writer Paul Kemprecos. Find Storyteller Barry Campbell at his website:  http://www.barrycampbell.com/ The Clive Cussler Collector Society website:  http://www.cusslersociety.com/ Hear Barry's voice at:  http://www.audible.com/  (search Barry Campbell) His IMDG page:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3087908/ Turn your book into an audio book:  http://www.acx.com/ Find Paul Kemprecos:  http://www.paulkemprecos.com/ His author page:  https://www.vjbooks.com/Paul-Kemprecos-s/150.htm Find Harry Potter voice talent Jim Dale:  jim-dale.com Find Graham Brown: http://grahambrownthrillers.com/books Graham Brown author's page:  https://www.vjbooks.com/Graham-Brown-s/1081.htm
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January 28, 2016
We talk with author James Renner
Renner is the author of The Serial Killer's Apprentice and several other works of nonfiction. His true crime stories have appeared in The Best American Crime Writing anthology, as well the Cleveland Scene and Cracked.com. His method of using social media to solve cold cases was the subject of a CNN profile, in 2015. The Great Forgetting(2015 Sarah Crichton Books) In The Man from Primrose Lane, James Renner fused time travel with serial-killer thrillers, resulting in what the Associated Press called "a superbly crazy and imaginative story." Now, in The Great Forgetting, he blends science fiction and conspiracy thrillers with a touch of pure fantasy, and the result is just as crazy and imaginative. jamesrenner.com Follow him on Twitter Follow him on Facebook
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January 14, 2016
Interview with Jon Land
Signed Books by the Author: Link Similar Authors: Joseph Finder, Michael Connely, Lee Child. Follow Him on Facebook: Link Follow Him on Twitter: Link Authors Website: http://www.jonlandbooks.com/ About "Strong Cold Dead" by Jon Land: Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in Jon Land's Strong Cold Dead, a thriller with heart-stopping action and a high-stakes terrorist plot The terrorist organization ISIS is after a deadly toxin that could be the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. The same toxin holds the potential to eradicate cancer. There is a frantic race to see who can get to it first, even as Caitlin Strong begins to assemble the disparate pieces of a deadly puzzle. In her highest-stakes adventure yet, Caitlin Strong faces off against a host of adversaries that just might include the beautiful Comanche girl with whom the son of her ex-outlaw boyfriend Cort Wesley Masters has fallen in love, along with a mythic monster culled from Native American folklore that the tribe believes has risen to protect its land. The lives of those Caitlin loves most are threatened by the villains she’s pursuing; her own moral code is challenged. The fate of both the country and the state she loves are dangling on the precipice of a strong cold death.
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November 02, 2015
An Interview with the Ulimate Fan -Russell Ilg
Russell Ilg has been featured in 5 books and killed in 3, Find out more about the Mind of the Collector, and Book Collecting as a Hobby
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October 26, 2015
Interview With Jack Du Brul
Today I have the pleasure of doing an interview with Jack Du Brul. He is a best selling author of two series The Oregon Files (co-written with Clive Cussler) and Phil Mercer. His most recent book, The Lightining Stones, in the Phil Mercer Series was released in July.
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October 19, 2015
An Interview With Alan Jacobson
Alan Jacobson is the Best Selling Author who has published 9 books, with a 10th, The Lost Codex, to be released very soon.  We'll be talking with Alan about his writing, collecting books, and much more.
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October 09, 2015
Modern Signed Books kickoff
Timmy Crook, host of Modern Signed Books and blogger at http://Modernsignedbooks.blogspot.com, will be interviewing John Hutchinson of VJ Books and Norwood Press about book grading, and limited edition releases
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October 02, 2015