Elizabeth Melton Parsons

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Amazon Lending Library and Price Increases

Kindle Lending Library:

All my books are available to borrow for free to Kindle owners who are also members of Amazon Prime. This is for a ninety day period beginning December 09, 2011 and going through March 07, 2012. I haven’t yet decided whether or not I will continue for another ninety days after March.

Price hikes:

Winter of the Heart sells for $2.99 on Kindle and that price won’t change. All my other books have always sold for 99 cents on Kindle. Sometime in the very near future these books will be raised to $2.99. After reading a slamming and not helpful review for Black Rock on Amazon today, I decided that if you’re going to slam, you’ll have to pay a little for the privilege. I make nothing on 99 cent books and very little on the 2.99 ones. But a little is better than zilch.

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Lizzie and the Boy’s Club Now in Paperback

Lizzie and the Boy’s Club

by E. G. Parsons

Growing up in the Florida Everglades, Lizzie, an undisputed tomboy, doesn’t have to look for trouble. It finds her. Determined to prove a girl is every bit as good as a boy, she tries to join the Everglade Rebels, an all boy’s club. Come with Lizzie on her adventures, as she makes a bid for female equality. A story for both children and adults, “Lizzie And The Boy’s Club” will take you back to a time of coal oil lanterns and outhouses. A wholesome adventure about friends, family, and one little girl who can’t stay out of trouble.

99 cents on Amazon Kindle

Large print paperback

Large print paperback on Amazon

Amazon Kindle UK

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No Exit – Suspense Novel Excerpt

 99 cents Kindle version and available in paperback

Desperate to escape the abuse and poverty of his youth, the masked man becomes involved in the flesh trade. He’s amassed a fortune by selecting women with specific attributes requested by his buyers and been able to satisfy his own perverted sexual desires. With the help of his partner he’s managed to elude the police, but with having to dispose of one of the women from his previous collection, things are beginning to get messy and he’s determined this will be his last shipment. While the women strive to bolster one another’s courage through a hell that threatens both their sanity and their lives, four men urgently lead the search for their rescue. All four have their own personal agenda and distractions. Once again giving the masked man a chance to evade capture. (Reviews: see reviews for Captive Fear/No Exit to the right)

Excerpt from Chapter 1

He watched the little boy playing across the street. Had watched from his apartment for weeks and sometimes he’d fantasize while watching him ride around on his tricycle. He’d thought about snatching the kid a few times, but Tommy’s mom was always right there keeping a close eye on her young son.

Today was different. He watched as Tommy wandered out of the yard and crossed the street to the alley. Mom was nowhere to be seen. He knew this was his chance and snatching an apple from the bowl on the counter, he ran down the stairs to the back of the ally.

“Hi, Tommy. Remember me?”

“Yes.”

“Here, you want this apple?” The little boy took the apple and started to turn away. “Wait, I have toys upstairs. Wouldn’t you like to come up and play?”

“Okay.”

Barney snatched him up and went up the back stairs.

After playing toy soldiers with the kid for an hour, Tommy started to whine and wanted to go home. Barney gave him half a sleeping pill in his milk and Tommy went out like a light. Later that evening he watched as the police combed the neighborhood. They’d be at his door soon. Taking long, slow breaths, he tried to remain calm so he’d appear unworried when they questioned him.

All his effort was in vain. He broke into a sweat and his breathing quickened when the pounding on his door finally came. Jerking off his shirt and grabbing the dumbbells lying against the wall, he opened the door. Two uniformed officers looked him over.

He decided belligerence was the way to go. “What do you want? I’m busy.”

Officer Cable’s gaze traveled from the fine sheen of sweat covering the man’s face and chest to the weights he held. Noticing the guy’s increased breathing he shook his head slightly. He’d been on the force for fifteen years and if he didn’t know the man had been exercising, he’d swear he was guilty of something.

“I’m officer Cable, this is my partner, Collins. We need your name and where you work.”

“Real pleased to meet you. Name’s Barney Webber and I work down the street at Mack’s Grocery. What do you want?”

Collins wrote on his notepad and Cable held out an eight by ten glossy of Tommy. “You seen this kid?”

“I see the brat every day. He lives right across the street.”

“Have you seen him today? He’s missing.”

“Yeah, I saw him around four o’clock when I got home from work. He was playing out by the street.”

“See anyone else around him?”

“No, just the kid.”

“Did you see or hear anything else around that time?”

“Look, cop, I ain’t no damned babysitter. I saw the kid when I got home, but I didn’t take inventory.”

“All right, sir. Here’s my card. If you think of anything that might help, maybe something that seemed out of place, give me a call.” The officers turned to go.

“Hey, wait. I did see an old black van parked in front of the kid’s building. I only noticed it cause I’d never seen it before.”

Collins scribbled on his pad. “Do you know the make or model?”

“Ford I think, mid eighties maybe.”

“Did you see anyone in or around the vehicle?”

“Nope, just the van.”

Barney grinned when they’d gone. The part about the old van was a nice touch. His grin disappeared as fast as it came. That Cable seemed like a sharp fellow. He could come back with a search warrant. Tommy was still sleeping in the bedroom and he thought about taking him back to the ally. He could just leave him there for the police to find, but then the kid would tell about him and he’d be arrested.

 


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Lizzie And The Boy’s Club Now On Kindle

Lizzie and the Boy’s Club is now on Kindle for 99 cents.

Growing up in the Florida Everglades, Lizzie, an undisputed tomboy, doesn’t have to look for trouble. It finds her. Determined to prove a girl is every bit as good as a boy, she tries to join the Everglade Rebels, an all boy’s club. Come with Lizzie on her adventures, as she makes a bid for female equality. A story for both children and adults, “Lizzie And The Boy’s Club” will take you back to a time of coal oil lanterns and outhouses. A wholesome adventure about friends, family, and one little girl who can’t stay out of trouble.

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003OQUQBA 

Hardcover with free summer shipping: http://www.lulu.com/product/hardcover/lizzie-and-the-boys-club/3915273


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Black Rock On Kindle for 99 cents

Black Rock by E. G. Parsons

Now 99 cents on Kindle.  http://www.amazon.com/Black-Rock-ebook/dp/B003JTHZFW/ref

After the death of her father, Roxanne leaves Boston and returns to the family ranch in Texas. Still mourning and trying to readjust to life on the ranch, her nightmares of the mysterious black rock return.  Life for Roxanne becomes even more confusing when she meets sexy neighbor, Collin O’Neal. Despite being the rudest man she’s ever met and his fear of commitment, Collin can turn her brain to mush and set her soul afire with just a look. While struggling to remain the lady she was raised to be, Roxanne must deal with another man trying to stake his claim. Bradford Wellman is handsome, charming, and obsessed with making her his bride. Unknown to Roxanne, both Brad and Collin have reasons other than romance for getting close to her.