NOHO – A Good old-fashioned hardboiled thriller

 

James Davis delivers a gritty Noir tale with his newest release called Noho. The novel takes place in Soho, London sometime in the 1930’s. His character Nick Valentine takes us right into the seedy sections and leads us on a world wind tour as he attempts to solve a murder, protect his dame and figure out who the good guys are. Noho is a good, old-fashioned hardboiled thriller.

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When a dead dancing girl with all the wrong connections is found with Nick Valentine’s name scrawled on a scrap of paper in her pocket, life gets complicated for the disgraced Great War hero.

Unwillingly drawn into a web of espionage and crime in the underbelly of 1930’s London, Nick soon discovers that who killed her may be less important than why. With British Intelligence leaning on Nick to use his underworld connections to investigate the girl’s killing, it soon becomes clear that there’s more to the murder than meets the eye.

Nick soon finds himself at odds not just with the authorities, but on the wrong side of Soho’s gangland bosses and pursued by a foreign spy ring. Trawling Fitzrovia and Soho’s demi-monde of clubs, cabarets and pubs for answers, Nick realises that the stakes go beyond national security, and that no one can be trusted.

As the net closes and the case draws to an increasingly bloody conclusion, Nick is left to tie up the loose ends at a terrible personal cost.

This dark and brooding thriller lifts the covers on a fascinating 1930s’ London few know, while the plot’s twists and turns keep the reader guessing right up to the final page.

 

Meet The Author:  James Davis

A keen writer since early childhood, whilst studying psychology at college James continued to write, both fiction and increasingly, commentary and opinion on the burgeoning dance music scene. It was perhaps inevitable that after university James would end up spending his nights hunched over a keyboard in a squat in London’s Fitzrovia, scratching a living from writing freelance magazine commissions whilst working on his fiction. These formative years are a key inspiration for the setting of Noho.

Journalistic success of sorts beckoned and in 1997 after a spell travelling the US James had a short story published in a travel anthology, Travellers Tales From Heaven and Hell, (Eye Books, 1997) and his freelance work led to him joining the legendary Ministry of Sound club as part of the team that launched Ministry magazine. Contributions to The Face, Mixmag, Seven, The UK Club Guide, Metro, The Times and many more were to follow.

Whilst professionally James became increasingly involved in the commercial side of the fast developing digital media business, working in senior roles for Warner Bros, News International and MTV, among others, his passion for writing never diminished. He continued to fill his spare time crafting novels and observing London’s demi-monde of nightclubs, boozers and cabarets, developing a passion for Art Deco style and burlesque, as well as a taste for Martinis.

A keen traveller, James now splits his time between London and Ibiza and is married. He spends his spare time reading, writing and doing his best to stay in shape. Noho is his debut novel, but certainly not his last. GET YOUR COPY TODAY!

 

More About James:

What inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve loved writing since childhood. I used to write short stories as a child, and was always starting novels, but never getting beyond the first twenty or so pages! Through school and university fiction writing took a back seat to assignments, but I picked it up again and started writing in earnest in my early twenties. It’s just something I love.

Does your location inspire you?
Ibiza definitely inspires – but it also distracts – it’s so beautiful, and there’s so much going on. I have the seed of an idea for a novel set in Ibiza that I keep jotting ideas down on at the moment…
How much does the level of creativity that exists on the island motivate your writing?
What’s great about the island is that there is so much creativity here across so many different fields: music, art, fashion, it’s definitely inspiring and seeing other people creating does drive you forward.

Do you have plans to follow up Noho and if so, can you tell us about them?
Definitely! As I said, I have an idea about a novel set in Ibiza, I’ve got some ideas jotted down for the second Noho, and I actually already have a short story prequel, Valentine in Paris, that I wrote while in Ibiza, out on Kindle. On top of that, I’m reworking a gritty urban London thriller and working on a non-fiction title that I hope to have some news on later in the year. Prioritising and finding time is my problem at the moment, but I hope to have another fiction novel out this year.

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January Jackson & Friends: The Premiere
An Erotic Debut Novel by Zonie Felder

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January Jackson & Friends: The Premiere
An Erotic Debut Novel by Zonie Felder

An Erotic Novel by Zonie Felder
Beautiful women can—and will—stoop to ugly acts in the name of love, lust, and power.

In the face of unspeakable erotic betrayal, no one is safe. Behold how lust and passion can quickly cloud judgment—and how wrong choices will forever change a friendship. These lifelong friends will soon learn that beauty is truly only skin deep as the true ugliness of their souls is revealed by the most horrific of acts and emotions.

As young girls, January, Jasmine, Monica, Charlene, and Terry vowed to be friends forever. As teens, their emerging passions began to test the bonds of their friendship. As adults, lust, deception, and treachery cause their lives to come crashing down. Can their friendship survive the ultimate betrayal?

Their passion for life is what connected them as friends, but now this same passion threatens to break them apart.

When the dust settles, who will be left standing and able to pick up the pieces? Can friendship triumph over betrayal?

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Meet the Author:  Zonie Felder

Zonie Felder was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, and has worked for four years as a resident supervisor at a local halfway house. Never imagining at this point in her life that she would become a published author, Felder is elated to have completed one of her lifelong dreams through the publishing of her first novel.

Felder’s interest in relationships, the true nature of friendships, and how times passing effects both of them resulted in the writing and publishing of “January Jackson and Friends:The Premiere,” the first installment in her exciting erotic series-January Jackson and Friends. Zonie is a former Catholic school girl and Girl Scout, and is now pursuing a career writing erotic fiction. She enjoys football, Zumba, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends. She live in Jersey City, New Jersey, with her husband and family.

 

“Dear Reader,
This is my debut erotic novel and like January Jackson I’m so excited. January Jackson and her childhood friends Monica, Terry, Charlene, and Jasmine discover how hard it is to keep their promise to maintain their friendships in light of recent happenings. These childhood friends discover that memories are not just the only thing that they share. In the face of unspeakable erotic betrayal, no one is safe. Behold how lust and passion can quickly cloud judgments and how wrong choices will forever change their friendships. See just how ugly these beautiful women become when their secrets are revealed and hidden truths are unsurfaced.”

 

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The Shade Tree Choir – a novel by David Nelson

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The Shade Tree Choir


 

Meet eight-year-old Krame. His friends call him the “Thinker,” and he’s leader of their gang since he’s always the one to plot their pranks so they won’t get caught. At home, though, there’s no getting away with anything. Krame’s father is an alcoholic, who beats him mercilessly, forces him to stand in the corner for hours on end, and locks him in an unlit stairwell without food or water. His mentally ill mother is also an alcoholic, and fails to give her son any scrap of emotional support. Things go on like this… until tragedy strikes.

The grim truth of Krame’s childhood stays hidden for forty years until he opens up to one of his old friends when he returns home to bury his father. In the process of recollecting his past, Krame discovers his father was not who he thought he was.

 

 

Meet The Author: David Nelson

David Nelson graduated from the University of Dubuque and the University of Iowa. He is a retired physical therapist, an ergonomist, a specialist in arthritis and manual therapy, a public speaker, and the official Cowboy Poet Laureate of Tennessee—an honor bestowed upon him by the Governor and General Assembly. He performs his poetry nationwide. To book a speaking program, visit www.cowboycomedyshow.com.

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Coming of Age…AGAIN – by Carol Mizrahi
“Wit and wisdom on every page”

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“Coming of Age…AGAIN”
by Carol B. Mizrahi

“You don’t have to be Jewish, wear a skirt, or play mahjongg to laugh your way through “Coming of Age..AGAIN”

Four friends of a “certain age” prove that with a mix of moxie, wisdom, humor, and a weekly mahjongg game, coming of age can happen more than once.

As long as Barbara‘s husband had his affairs with women who bought their perfume at Walgreen’s, she was content to look the other way, but when she sniffs $400 an ounce Coco Chanel on his jacket, she hires a private detective, who uncovers more than she bargained for.

Irene, an incurable romantic, has been looking for the perfect man ever since her husband died. She thought Mel was “the one,” but that was before he moved in and before the “up” toilet seats, the snoring, and the scatological breakfast talk. “He’s not who he used to be,” she complains. “Neither are you,” her friends warn.

Rochelle, recently divorced, wants to return to an aborted art career, but her two daughters have turned her and her home into a virtual day care for their children. Despite counseling, both conventional and unorthodox, Rochelle seems incapable of taking her life back…until the death of a Butterfly.

Sylvia believes she will choke to death if she lives alone. Her daughter Mary has agreed to live with her until she marries, but all potential husbands flee the scene after Sylvia invites them home for dinner. When Mary’s latest boyfriend also dumps her, she goes over the top, taking Sylvia with her.

 

Meet the Author: Carol Mizrahi

In addition to “Coming of Age…AGAIN” Carol Mizrahi is the author of the award-winning screenplay “Retrogression.” She is currently at work on her second novel, a stage play, and writes a blog for whining — “The Bottom Whine.”

Mizrahi earned graduate degrees in English Literature and Second Language Teaching from the University of Illinois, studied at the Writer’s Workshop in Fiction, Iowa City, and owned and operated a fine used bookstore, Acres of Books. She lives in Champaign, IL with her husband and seven goldfish.

Carol’s web site: www.carolmizrahi.com

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