Win an Autographed Hardcover of “Forgive Me, Alex” by Lane Diamond

A Special Giveaway for Members of Goodreads!

Up for grabs: 1 autographed copy of the hardcover edition of Forgive Me, Alex, the psychological suspense thriller by Lane Diamond.

Raffle Dates: June 4 – June 10, 2013.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FORGIVE ME, ALEX

Forgive Me, Alex is a deeply emotional spellbinding psychological thriller. … This story affords us a look into the mind of a serial killer and the tremendous strength of writing in this book makes that a terrifying experience. The writing is exceptional in that it propelled me into the story and into the minds of the main characters as well as keeping me totally fixated on the story.The suspense and tension is this story is very palpable and I found myself thinking about this story long after I had finished. … Lane Diamond has succeeded in bringing to the surface the dark and horrifying mind of a psychotic serial killer while at the same time bringing forth the desperate need for humanity and justice for the victims and their families. I highly recommend this for its powerful and gripping story line. You will be held in a spell that will keep you wanting more and find yourself totally drawn in.” ~ Marilou George – The Kindle Book Review

FORGIVE ME, ALEX is classified as a psychological suspense thriller, and suspense should really be bolded and italicized. There is a certain level of mastery a writer must possess in order to effectively build this kind of breathless expectation in a reader, and Diamond does just that, not only by switching us back and forth between 1978 (when the events that set everything in motion took place) and 1995 (the subsequent aftermath after the serial killer is released), but also by switching up narrative perspectives between our hero and antagonist. Although I was originally afraid all this moving about might harm the linearity of the tale, my fears were unfounded: The story developed and evolved brilliantly, and kept me turning the pages wanting more. More. More. … Diamond does in FORGIVE ME, ALEX what I wish more contemporary authors would do: He brings me right into the story, forcing me to identify with the characters. I didn’t have a choice-I would feel Tony Hooper’s wrath and need for revenge, I would wallow in Mitchell Norton’s desperate inability to ward off his demons. I would cheer for Diana Gregorio’s unbelievable ballsiness in the face of seemingly unbeatable odds. I would weep, shedding actual tears, for Alex Hooper’s childhood.” ~ Anne B. Chaconas

“This book is gruesome and emotional right out of the gate. The main character, Tony, goes through some monumental losses throughout the story. These aren’t the kind of losses that you can just blow off as insignificant because Lane’s writing makes you really care about these people and what’s going on. Lane excels in this area of sympathetic characters. … If you are willing to experience some of the darker sides to life, you’ll walk away with new “friends,” and a deeper understanding of life and appreciation for the loved ones you still have.” ~ Timothy C. Ward

“Psychological thrillers are my kind of books! Not only do I write them, but truly enjoy reading one that makes my skin crawl, my nerves skitter with fear and my heart thump a tad louder. This incredible novel by Lane Diamond handed me ALL of that, in spades! … The ending is a perfect way to ease the reader down from the intense, page-gripping high that the author just yanked them through, leaving the option wide open for a sequel. Out of all the books I have read this year, this one just launched itself to #1 for me!” ~ Ashley Fontainne, Author (“Eviscerating the Snake”)

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Evolution: Vol. 1 (A Short Story Collection) – 99-Cent eBook Sale

This fantastic anthology is just 99 Cents during the month of June!

Back in the early days of Evolved Publishing, one of the first things we did was hold a Short Story Contest, out of which we published an anthology of 10 stories, each one by a different author. With a couple hundred fine entries to choose from, we ended up with some absolutely fantastic stories!

These 10 authors have combined to produce an extraordinary collection. The 10 stories cross over many genres, but they ultimately have one thing in common: they’re all entertaining, well-written gems.

Whether it’s the heartwarming depth of the Grand Prize Winner, If I Should Die by Amanda Papenfus, the raw emotional power of Courage through Fear by Ruby Standing Dear, the slightly twisted thriller A Building this Size by Jeffrey B. Burton, the imaginative and exceptional A Boy and His Monster by Matt Mok, or any of the 6 other great stories, you’re sure to find at least several that you love.

This sale is going on primarily at Amazon (just click that link). However, if you’re not an Amazon shopper, you can also get it at Smashwords (in any eBook format) with our special coupon code: GF52Q.

If you love it as much as we think you will, please don’t forget to take a moment to post a review. Additionally, you’re sure to love the anthology from our 2nd Short Story Contest, as well.

Evolution_2_300dpi_200x300Available at:
Amazon US
Apple iTunes-Books (Coming Soon)
Barnes and Noble
BookieJar
Kobo
Smashwords
Sony
Amazon CA
Amazon UK

And if you’d like a paperback personally autographed by Chief Editor (and contributing author) Lane Diamond, you can get them here:
Evolution: Vol. 1
Evolution: Vol. 2

Evolved Publishing Offers a Selection of 99-Cent eBooks

Because That’s How Much We Think You’re Going To Love These Series:

From the Zombie West series by Angela Scott:

WantedDeadOrUndead_v5_300dpi_200x300When a fiery-headed cowgirl saunters through the saloon doors, wielding shotguns and a know-how for killing the living dead, Trace believes he just may be the luckiest man alive. She not only has the answer for how they can all outlive the plague taking over the wild, wild west, she is the answer.

Wanted: Dead or Undead has won multiple awards. To find out why, and to find out more about this wild west zombie adventure, including links to various online retailers, just CLICK HERE.
 
 
 

From the Farsighted series by Emlyn Chand:

Farsighted_300dpi_200x300The only other student who will talk to Alex is the school bully; his parents are dead broke and insanely overprotective; and… oh yeah, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, an enticing new girl comes to their small Midwest town all the way from India.

Farsighted has won multiple awards. To find out why, and to find out more about this romantic paranormal adventure, including links to various online retailers, just CLICK HERE.
 
 
 

From the Bird Brain Books series by Emlyn Chand:

Davey_the_Detective_300dpi_200x300Davey dubs himself the luckiest crow in the entire world when he finds a wonderful, shiny object. One dark and dreary day, Davey’s treasure goes missing, and he is beside himself with grief. Luckily, he knows just how he can find out which of the forest animals is to blame for the theft.

Davey the Detective is sure to appeal to parents who want for the kids a fun and challenging reading experience. To find out why, and to find out more about Davey’s adventure, including links to various online retailers, just CLICK HERE.
 
 
Vicky_Finds_a_Valentine_300dpi_200x286Vicky is happy young lovebird with a great life as the Johnson family pet. When her human Marie starts making Valentine’s Day cards for her first grade class, Vicky is definitely intrigued. A day about love? That’s fantastic! Now who can be Vicky’s special Valentine?

Vicky Finds a Valentine is a fun read for kids 3-8 years old, sure to appeal to parents for its simple, positive message. To find out why, and to find out more about Vicky’s holiday adventure, including links to various online retailers, just CLICK HERE.
 
 
From the Three Lost Kids series by Kimberly Kinrade:

Maddie_World_300dpi_200x300When Maddie, her two sisters and her dog TayTay are thrown into the middle of a Fairy War, Maddie has to learn to stand up for herself and face her fears, or her sisters will be stuck in a Fairy dungeon forever! Will Maddie find the courage to do what she must, without becoming a bully herself?

Maddie World is a fun read for kids 6-9 years old, and one that provides some important lessons for the kids. To find out why, and to find out more about the Three Lost Kids’ adventure, including links to various online retailers, just CLICK HERE.
 
 
 
And don’t forget to check out our Short Stories, each of which is available FREE or priced at just $0.99!

Evolved Publishing Salutes Military Men and Women, Past and Present

Memorial Day: It’s Not Just about Grilling Out and Having a Day Off from Work

Here in the United States, the Memorial Day holiday is a pretty big deal. At least, it should be. We have enjoyed a level of freedom and prosperity unrivaled in the world, and we owe so much of that to the fine men and women who fought selflessly and courageously on our behalf at various times in history.

MemorialDay02We at Evolved Publishing do not take lightly the great sacrifices made by so many, so that we might enjoy the opportunity to do what we do. How can one look at the military cemeteries around the world, such as the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France (pictured), or the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, and not be choked up?

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13 (King James Bible)

Today, we bow our heads in remembrance, and offer these simple but heartfelt words: “Thank you.”

“The Twisted Mosaic” by Amelia James Is On Sale!

Two Erotica Novels for Your Reading Pleasure (Shhh… We Won’t Tell.)

If you haven’t yet read the erotica series The Twisted Mosaic by Amelia James, this is a great time to give it a shot. It has been called by some readers her strongest work, with complex characters, a rich, full story line, and of course, some steamy… err… situations.

To celebrate the launch of the second book in the series, we’ve placed the first book in the series on sale! The Her Twisted Pleasures eBook is just $0.99 through the end of the month, at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Of course, the second book of the series is now available at its regular price. You can pick up Their Twisted Love at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and most places eBooks are sold.

Watch for the final installment in the series, His Twisted Choice, coming July 22, 2013.