Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ebook SampleSunday Nov 27th

It's overcast and dreary here today and that makes it a perfect day for curling up on the couch with your e-reader.

Since many readers will be choosing ebooks to load onto their own readers or the gift readers they will be giving this year for the next few weeks I will be offering short excepts for each ebook I have written and hope you find something you like.

Mine Alone
Mine Alone  spent over six weeks on the publishers top seller list.
When the west was wild and a strong arm or a gun ruled.
Charles had both. He also had desires and once he saw Penelope, she was his for the taking. She resented his form of discipline. Only time will allow them to discover how a relationship can change from pain to ecstasy; from lust to love.

It was Monday, July 9, 1879. His life was simple, at least in his mind. Monday's meant, first a leisurely breakfast with his brother, and then a casual sit down when the weather permitted. Today he filled the wooden chair in front of the saloon for a while before heading back home. Home was a small isolated cabin just eleven miles from where he sat.
He was just skimming over the monthly newspaper minding his own business. The warmth of the summer sun made his eyelids droop. Soon his head slowly nodded as his chin pressed against his chest under his black hat.
When the first vibrations of the thunderous sounds stirred him awake, he stayed perfectly still. The rumble filled his head. At first it reminded him of an approaching storm. Then the clatter of three pairs of horses' hooves pounding on the earth and vibrating like war drums caused a quivering sensation in his gut, and its echoes filled his chest. Letting these sensations pulsate through him made him feel alive. When the noise stopped and the dust settled, everyone knew the noon stage to town had arrived. Today it was on time.
Well, the town folk referred to it as a town. In reality, it was a hole-in-the-wall. They named it Paradise. Those passing through did not get the joke. It looked no different than all the other small towns whose founding fathers had had visions of grandiose things on the horizon for the budding new town, visions that the muses never allowed to be fulfilled. The population of the whole county totaled three hundred twenty, soon to be three hundred and twenty-one.
Only the newest resident did not know she was about to be one. Penelope Carson planned to be living in Dusty Springs, and in two more days she would be getting off this stage to begin what she hoped was a new life.
Today however, when she stepped down from the coach her thoughts were on the decent meal the driver earlier that morning had promised would be waiting for her. Maybe, if she just had not slipped climbing down.
The Kincaid Way
"The Kincaid Way” takes us back to, Paradise. In the year 1889, most of the town's men folk believe every women need training. Even a good woman needs to learn what absolute submission means. The Kincaid men have perfected the method.  
Brian Kincaid, sheriff of Paradise, no woman seems able to rekindle that carnal spark, since his wife died almost ten years ago. That was until, Ellen came to town in search of her missing niece. She will not be leaving town. He discovers in her a woman unlike any other he has met. If there is a way to reach inside of her, without destroying her spirit, he will find it.
Ellen Trent, a self-sufficient woman found life hard and forgiving. As an adult no one would tell her what to do say or do. Until she falls into the hands of Brian Kincaid. Determined not to bend to his will. He claims her body and she submits for she can not do anything less. She tries to resist when she realizes he requires she submit more than just her body to him.
Matt Kincaid, chose not to follow his family heritage. He thoughts changed when, Patsy, the bride of his choice, disrespected him. Hoping to save the relationship, he acknowledges the family's wisdom in handling such matters. Will she understand his need for control?
Patsy, young and innocent of the ways of the world. She just wants a wedding the same as every young woman. Now chastised and in the arms of the man she once worshiped, she learns complete submission is the only way she will regain his trust. To stay with him she must except a life very different from the one she imagined.
 

THE PROCUREMENT

The definition of procurement to: acquire someone for prostitution.

The client placed the order, and he was willing to pay top dollar. Frank searches to for the one that will meet the criteria set. He stumbles upon her and makes his move.

Eileen refuses to act like the others and accepts her fate temporarily. Skillfully, she begins to out maneuver him. She molds to his will faster than he can define it. Her goal freedom.

Matt, older and wiser recognizes a game when he sees one. He thwarts her at every turn. Unexpected events forces him to reveal his own agenda. She now was now his end, but his means would require dramatic changes in all their lives.

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excerpt:
It did not matter how many times he done this before each time he got antsy. The snatch; if it went well you were long gone before anyone knew it. If it went bad you could not run far or fast enough. Too many eyes made sure you got caught.
He watched the inside sign get turned to closed and practiced deep breathing to get hyped for the next stage. He not only saw but heard the clip-clop of her heels as the one he waited for approached her car. He moved to the rear of the van. He let her place the box she had carried in her trunk and counted to five after he heard the lid slam shut.
He hit the remote to open the side door as he swung around and moved up to her between the vehicles. Just as she realized how close the man was a strong arm reached and held hard against her mouth the second arm grabbed her around the waist pulling her. He pulled and rolled them together in one fluid movement into the back of the van and hit the remote a second time to close the door behind them. Dropping the remote and removed the arm from around her waist while keeping her pinned by his weight he removed the hunting knife from its sheath and placed it under her chin.
Her struggles stopped immediately.
That's a good girl, now if I removed my hand from your mouth are you still going to stay nice and quiet for me, darling?”
Please don't kill me please.”
Shhh...”
He took her right hand and listened to the click as the handcuff snapped shut. Holding her hand to the floor. A second click told them both the second hand now joined the first securely held in place. He smelled her fear as she began to perspire from the terror of the unknown.
Since this is a self published book and not professional edited is for sale for only :
99 cents:
See you next time for more excerts. before you go please be sweet and send a tweet....Have great Sunday!

Monday, November 21, 2011

GET READY- GET SET- GO-FIND THAT BIRD
FACEBOOK FAN PAGE TURKEY TROT 
So you’ve heard of a blog hop? Well this is the first ever Fan Page Turkey Trot. You will get to discover some great new fan pages to like and win some prizes as well. Each fan page has to do with books and reading, and is linked to the other fan pages, so you will trot your way through Facebook stopping each time you find the turkey.

When you start your trot you will be directed to a fan page. Take a look around, see what interests you. Then go to the photo albums and click through until you spot the turkey. Once you find the turkey, you’ll know what to do next.

*Some pages will give you an instant code for a free download of a book while others will direct you to enter into a drawing.

Start here on Betty Carlton Books fan page.. https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Betty-Carlton-Books/188923114471788

Happy Trotting!


PS> > Don’t worry if you get lost, you can come back here and get this link http://vmaarten.blogspot.com/2011/11/hop-tours-express.html which lists all the fanpages .

Find the picture and follow the instructions... For a chance to win one of 5 copies of...

Start here on Betty Carlton Books fan page..https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Betty-Carlton-Books/188923114471788

Thanks for stopping by,
Betty

Saturday, November 5, 2011

SampleSunday Nov 6th an Ebook excerpt

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Part of "His Fifteenth Victim" takes place in Chicago, so I thought to give you a visual tour of the town. The excerpt picks up where Carl a friend of  Sandra's roommate continues searching for her. No one has seen Sandra for days...

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 “I got you sucker.” Carl jumped up from his chair.

You sure, he's your man?” Steve asked.   
Yep, watch this.” He rewound the section of
 video he just looked at for Steve. Pushing play, he remained standing and now was over his friend's shoulder pointing, “See, the other guy is even paying him off. That's got to be money he put in his pocket. Right?”
It pays to have friends. Carl might not be anything special, but his friends were. At least the kind of special that he needed. Townsend Amalgamated Inc. was not what every one thought it was.
The first ten floors dealt with the usual things copper, silver, and gold. The eleventh floor through the twenty-fifth, however, dealt with the acquisition of government controlled elements such as uranium and plutonium. The security appeared normal but it was not. Carl had a mundane job and never desired more, but he had friends in the building. Friends on the higher floors. When it became obvious the local police would not be solving or even that they were that interested in the disappearance of Sandra Mitchell he turned to them.
Steve was the one who found the first clue.
Don't you find it odd that she disappears while you and Meg are out of the country. What contest did you win anyway?” he asked. It seemed as if the proverbial light bulb had been turned on.
His buddies found the video of the delivery guy right away. They ran the face recognition program and two days later they had his name, address and everything anyone could think of.         
It was the second guy somehow his back was to the camera's around the building, as if he knew where to stand. Since, no one wanted to lose their job, but everyone wanted to help, those with the higher security clearance moved slowly and very gently. Just yesterday the storefront down on the left from his company handed over their film from that day. The delay was due to the person in charge was on vacation and the staff believed the tapes had already been recycled.
The man was back at work for over two weeks before someone mentioned that the security at Townsend was even looking for something. Now, they finally had a picture of the man who paid the delivery man. It was time to talk to the delivery man.

I hope you enjoyed your visit. I know I was so
glad you stopped by and hopefully we can
visit next time for another Samplesunday! 

Thank you,
Betty Carlton
Betty's .. His Fifteenth Victim ...

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