More Killer Thrillers to Keep You Awake

By Luke Romyn on March 16, 2014

On Monday, March 17th, “9 More Killer Thrillers” will be released at a premium price of only $0.99c! That’s right, you can get all these bestsellers from internationally best selling authors for less than a dollar! This is the thrilling follow-up to “9 Killer Thrillers”, which has sold more than 160,000 copies worldwide to date, been #1 in more categories than I can remember, and sat in Amazon’s top 100 for over three months!

 

The Blurbs:

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JET – the code name of a former Mossad operative who faked her own death to escape the clandestine life. But the past doesn’t let go of its secrets easily, and when old enemies hunt her down she is forced to kill or be killed in a deadly conflict that spans the globe. A breakneck thriller in the tradition of Bourne and Bond, JET is a non-stop adrenaline rush that redefines the genre.

 

 

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Irretrievably Broken features the return of fierce and fearless attorney Sasha McCandless. Someone’s killing the female partners at her old firm, and she’s asked to represent their accused husbands. The cases put a strain on her own relationship, but that’s the least of her troubles, because the real killer is waging a vendetta for a past case gone wrong: and there’s one more lawyer on his list.

 

 

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Never Go Home by L.T. Ryan

When a woman is found brutally murdered in a small Florida town, Jack Noble breaks his vow to never return home in order to assist the local sheriff with her investigation. As the hunt for the killer intensifies, Jack realizes his past as a government assassin has come back to haunt those closest to him.

 

 

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The theft of a mysterious meteor leads Beck, Beth, Gunner and Bull to uncover a terror plot that threatens the country’s largest shopping mall. Meanwhile, the FBI, CDC and CIA attempt to defuse a large-scale biological attack and avert a crippling pandemic.

 

 

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Vain, a man versed in torture and death, is chosen to protect a boy whose sacrifice will release Satan’s lieutenant from the pits of Hell. Armageddon sits upon the horizon and all that stands in its way is a man whose path has always been dark.

 

 

 

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Home invasions were the new pastime for Butch Kincaid and his criminal crew during their nomadic summer vacations… Drunken orgies of terror, destruction, rape and murder… Until they chose the wrong home…

 

 

 

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Paralyzed and locked in, Meggie can’t tell anyone what really happened the night of her accident seven years earlier. Now, for the first time, there’s hope for a cure — and there are those who will kill to keep it away from her…

 

 

 

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Everybody seems to have gone crazy in Big Lake; neighbors are threatening violence,  eco-protestors are on the march, flower children are camping in the forest, the grocery store manager has locked himself in his office and won’t come out, bears are chasing dogs into houses, and a retired couple have shot an intruder during a home invasion. By the time it’s over more blood will be shed and the good people of Big Lake will be left wondering just how well they really know their neighbors.

 

 

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The Scarlet Society is a secret club of twelve powerful and sexually adventurous women. But when a photograph of the body of one of the men they’ve recruited to dominate is sent to the New York Times, they are shocked and frightened. Unable to cope with the tragedy, the women turn to NYC sex therapist Dr. Morgan Snow. But their grief counseling quickly becomes a murder investigation.

 

 

 

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Make 2014 the best year ever with these useful life hacks!

By Luke Romyn on January 2, 2014

Was 2013 full of problems for you? Did you find yourself often complaining that you didn’t have enough hours in the day or that your life was simply too complicated? Well, maybe these simple but useful life hacks will help you out in 2014.

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Imagination Rocks!

By Luke Romyn on December 31, 2013

Imagination Rocks!

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Biggest Book Bargain of the Year!

By Luke Romyn on December 17, 2013

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To correspond with the impending release of Book 3 in the Legacy Chronicles series, Rise of the Fallen,Book 1 will be dropped to just 99c on Kindle for two days only!!!

With an average rating of 4.6 after 52 reviews on Amazon, this is the biggest bargain of the year!

TOP 100 AMAZON BEST SELLER!

#1 BEST SELLING ACTION-THRILLER ON AMAZON!

#2 BEST SELLING ACTION & ADVENTURE ON AMAZON!

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Book 1 of the Legacy Chronicles.

The world desperately needs an infusion of hope. Jacob Hope… This is another gem of an offering from Luke Romyn. Action-packed, intriguing, and sprinkled with much of the author’s trademark humor, Corpus Christi left me anxious to read the next installment. I loved it!” – Eric S

“Well past 3D, Romyn’s imagination can best be described as multi-dimensional. — Claude Bouchard, internationally bestselling author of the Vigilante series.

“Luke’s descriptive passages come with a cadence of their own. My heart beats with the rhythm and my breathing quickens with anticipation of the outcome.” — GreenRaven

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Haunted by the toxic memories of a torturous foster-father, Jacob Hope yearns to make a difference in a world gone awry, trying to accomplish some small scrap of good in an ocean of wrong. Tumbling through life with no true direction, Jake unwittingly reveals a nightmare.

The gates of Hell have been unlocked, and something long imprisoned has broken loose from its shackles to roam free upon the Earth. It cannot be bargained with, it cannot be defeated, and it exists with only desolation in its heart….

Longing to confront such evil but not knowing how, Jake must embark upon a journey not only of destination, but of self-discovery. In his attempts to thwart a fallen angel, Jake must also come to grips with his own part in this almighty drama.

For above it all haunts the legacy, a prophecy of who Jake truly is:

Christ reborn – the new messiah.

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RIP Nelson Mandela

By Luke Romyn on December 6, 2013

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Limbless guy tormenting a ‘normal’ by pretending to be a zombie

By Luke Romyn on December 3, 2013

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Wishing Well

By Luke Romyn on December 3, 2013

This is a beautiful cartoon with a wonderful message. Just figured I should share it with you all. Hope you like it.

 

 

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Why do I write?

By Luke Romyn on November 29, 2013

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It’s a sensation, a gnawing urge I honestly don’t know if I could ever ignore, don’t know if I would if I could. This addiction drives me on when other people might quit, beyond the limits of my sanity, to a place where I finally find some peace.

Writing is not like anything I can adequately describe – an ironic fact regarding I write for a living. It’s like a mechanic saying he’s unable to talk about an engine. But it’s the truth. I started writing one day and things just fit. All the cloudiness of my life washed away with the clicking of a keyboard.

I guess that must be what it feels like to anyone who finds their purpose in life. There’s a certain clarity, a sense that the rest of your life now means something more than it did the day before.  I feel that no matter what hardship befalls me from now until they bury me with my boots on, I’ll be okay. Because the words will always be with me, that release valve for my soul. It brings me tears and joy, releases my tears and my joy, allowing me to create anything I choose, anything I desire. Nothing else matters; this is what I’m here for.

I don’t know if this is the same for all writers. Some that I talk to seem obsessed with making money, others with fame. I’m not sure which I am. I’d like money, sure. But if you’re looking to make money there are much less painful ways of getting it than writing; selling your organs on the black market, for instance. Don’t ever think that writing is a gateway to a fortune. Don’t think of J.K. Rowling or that Twilight chick and imagine you’ll write a book or a series and make millions. You can’t go into this game like that. Be positive, certainly, but not delusional. Go into it with your eyes open. Chances are you’ll sell a few books, hopefully make enough money to buy a Happy Meal, and maybe change a person’s life in some small way. Maybe more than one.

You know, unless you work at it.

And when I say work, I mean work. My entire life now revolves around the business of being a writer. Every day I wake up and think about it, every night I dream about it. Am I obsessed? Definitely. But my obsession doesn’t hurt anyone, and my wife is very tolerant. So I’m happy, or as happy as an obsessed scribbler with a million worlds running through my mind can be. Could be worse much, I could like politics.

So become a writer, if that’s your thing. It’s more than just stringing together a few words and counting your money, but if you’re destined for it, the price doesn’t matter.

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9 Killer Thrillers for 99c!

By Luke Romyn on October 21, 2013

Ahh, 9 Killer Thrillers… Another book bundle… They’ve become increasingly popular of late and you’ll no doubt see more with time. So what makes this limited time bundle offer different from others? Of course, 9 full-length thriller novels from 9 acclaimed bestselling authors for .99 is one heck of a bargain, but what makes this particular bundle stand out?

 

9 Killer Thrillers for 99 cents

 

Consider the following about the novels in this bundle:

•    Praise from the likes of Janet Evanovich, Stan Pottinger and Lisa Gardner;
•    Thousands of reviews and average ratings of 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 stars, even one at a whopping 4.7;
•    Hundreds of thousands of copies of each already in distribution;
•    Bestseller rankings as high, or as low, as #1;
•    Sustained Top 100 author rankings;
•    Nine bestsellers from nine bestselling authors…

9 Killer Thrillers for only 99 cents, featuring…

Russell Blake – King of Swords
Michael Wallace – The Devil’s Deep
CJ Lyons – Snakeskin
MJ Rose – The Halo Effect
Melissa Foster – Traces of Kara
John L. Betcher – The 19th Element
Claude Bouchard – Vigilante
Luke Romyn – Corpus Christi
Nick Russell – Big Lake

You’ll never get a better deal…

 

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The Importance of Genre

By Luke Romyn on June 2, 2013

320711_525516790827268_1347072790_nI am constantly asked about genre, as though it’s a mark of quality, and I find myself wondering about how important such a thing is. Is genre just a title, a category to help us group stories into classes of pre-determined judgment, or is it something more?

Stephen King’s books are widely regarded as horror, but this is also the man who penned such greats as The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Neither of those stories would ever be thought of as horror, unless you’re an idiot. He also wrote The Running Man and the somewhat cult-classic Dark Tower series, both possibly classed as science fiction, and yet somewhat not. I mean, if you really delve into any of his novels, there’s a hell of a lot more there than mere horror, and yet everyone seems to think of him as a horror writer.

My first publisher classed The Dark Path as a horror novel, a genre I would have never imagined when I wrote it, and yet it’s gone on to great success from both people who profess to love and those who detest horror. Since taking things into my own hands, I’ve decided to change its categories to action/adventure and thriller, both of which it slots perfectly into, and yet these do not define it. The same goes for my Prometheus Wars series; both books could be classed as anything from mythology to paranormal, but the heart of the books is adventure, and as such that’s how they’re categorized, much to my chagrin. Tiny boxes make for even smaller windows, and when trying to get readers to notice you, you want the biggest damn Plexiglas window in the world.

Genre is a useful tool, but it’s also a double-edged sword. For instance, I know there are hundreds (possibly thousands) of phenomenal books out there I will probably never read simply because they’re classed as romance novels. No matter how gripping a synopsis reads I doubt I’ll dip my toe into a romance on the off chance it slides into a stereotypical estrogen-fuelled sappy-saga.

No offense to romance fans, but I’d rather put my face in a blender than read about heaving bosoms and engorged loins. And yet I know chances are many of those stories classed as romances are brilliant, and in no way limited to what I perceive a stereotypical romance to be. This is my loss, and all because of my prejudging of the genre, much like another reader might see a book classed as horror and expect to be terrified by ghosts and scary clowns.

So is genre good?

Much like pigeonholing people, typecasting books so blindly is ignorant. And yet we need it. There’s no swifter way to identify subject matter other than genre categorization. It draws the reader in to read more about a book they will hopefully like, and until each author reaches the same heights of popularity as the King, we will continue to class our writing in such a way.

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