Tuesday, December 20, 2011

EXIT 9—Follow up to SICK—Now Out!

The second book of my Project Eden Thriller series is now available as an ebook at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, & Smashwords.com (other sites coming.) Should have the trade paperback out next month.

Before, it was just a test, a little demonstration to see if the virus worked. It did, and so much better than its creators could have ever hoped.

But the testing phase is over. It’s time for Project Eden to take the next step. If its members have their way, humanity is about to get a reboot.

It’s up to Daniel Ash and the others in the outnumbered resistance to keep the Project from severely downsizing mankind. But can their small force succeed in the face of a plan decades in the making?

The human race had better hope so, because if Ash and his friends can’t…

You can find EXIT 9 at the following links:

Kindle USBarnes & Noble NookKindle UKSmashwords

Kindle GermanyKindle FranceKindle ItalyKindle Spain

Saturday, November 12, 2011


The follow up to the first Logan Harper novel, LITTLE GIRL GONE, has been released and is available as an ebook at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and Smashwords, and as a trade paperback from CreateSpace.com.

It was supposed to be a fun weekend, a celebration of a marriage and growing family. Alan Lindley couldn't have been happier...until his wife Sara disappeared.

Asked by a mutual friend to help look for her, Logan Harper is sure he'd discover a wife who simply wants out of the marriage.

What he finds instead is a woman who didn't exist, a diabolical plan, and people who would do anything to keep it a secret, including taking the life of the person most important to him.

What would you do for those precious to you?

You can find EVERY PRECIOUS THING at the following links:

Kindle USBarnes & Noble NookKindle UKSmashwords

Kindle GermanyKindle France

Trade Paperback Version


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

eBook Formatting Resource

Looking for eBook formatting? Good news, I can do that for you at a price I'm sure you'll be happy with. Currently, my turnaround times are around a week to a week and a half, sometimes sooner! As an independent novelist myself, I understand the desire for clean, efficient formatting, and that’s what I will provide to you.

You can email me by clicking here with any questions.
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Saturday, August 13, 2011

THE PULL OF GRAVITY is Now Available

THE PULL OF GRAVITY has arrived.

From Brett Battles comes a different kind of novel, one Edgar Award nominated author Tim Hallinan calls, “a mesmerizing thriller of the heart.” It’s a story of love, tragedy, and those searching for redemption.

Jay Bradley thought he could leave the Philippines behind. But though he’s started a new life, with a woman he loves, he’s still tormented by questions from his past.

He returns to Angeles City where he once worked as the papasan watching over his bargirls. On the surface he’s there to sell his stake in a bar on the notorious Fields Avenue. In reality he’s come back to find Isabel—one of his old dancers, and the only person who can answer his questions, and quiet his demons.

Because death always haunts those left behind.

You can find THE PULL OF GRAVITY at the follow ebook outlets:

Kindle Store
Nook Store
Kindle UK Store
Kindle Germany Store

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Looking for Reviewers for THE PULL OF GRAVITY

At some point in the next two weeks, my new book THE PULL OF GRAVITY will be ready to go on sale at Amazon, Barnesandnoble.com, and other ebook retailers. So I'm looking for 30+ people who would like to receive a free copy of the book in exchange for a review posted on Amazon and wherever else you can (such as barnesandnoble.com, goodreads.com, DorthyL, etc.) The book will be sent to you around the same time it will go on sale, so as soon as you are able to finish reading it, you'll be able to post your reviews.

Now before you rush to say yes, note that THE PULL OF GRAVITY isn't like my other books...meaning, it's not a thriller. While there is a mystery involved, it is really more of a (for lack of a better term) lit novel. Writers are often intrigued by the fringes of society, and I'm no different. THE PULL OF GRAVITY is about a former Navy man named Jay who fell into an unplanned life that became very difficult to leave. It's a story of love and hate and tragedy and redemption set in the almost surreal world of the go-go bars in the Philippines. If at first the idea of this puts you off, I challenge you to push yourself and give it a try. I'm pretty sure THE PULL OF GRAVITY will suck you in.

So...who's in?

Friday, July 22, 2011


I've been sitting on this for about a month, but now that the contract is done, I'm extremely happy to announce that I've signed a deal with Audible.com to produce audiobooks for LITTLE GIRL GONE, SICK and the follows ups to both novels! LITTLE GIRL GONE and SICK should be out by the fall, the others not too long after those books are done and published!

Very excited!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Due out in a few weeks. What do you think?


As many of you might know, Rob Browne is a good friend of mine, so you might be inclined to take my thoughts on his latest book with a certain amount of skepticism. But I want to tell you, you shouldn't. PARADISE PROPHECY is a tremendous thriller. Here's a bit from the book's description:

A spectacular thriller inspired by John Milton's Paradise Lost in which the final chapter of the War in Heaven is about to play out on Earth, with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance.

The Myth

When God cast the archangel Satan into Hell, ending the War in Heaven, peace prevailed on Earth. Until the fallen angels took revenge in the Garden of Eden. Ever since, mankind has been in a struggle between good and evil, paradise and apocalypse: the fall of Rome, The Crusades, World Wars, nuclear proliferation, the Middle East Crisis... The War in Heaven never really ended-it just changed venues. For millennia, God's angels have been fighting Satan's demons on Earth, all in hopes of bringing about Satan's greatest ambition, the Apocalypse.

The Reality

Satan has never been closer to his goal than right now.

Agent Bernadette Callahan is a talented investigator at a shadowy government organization known only as Section, on the trail of a serial killer with nearly supernatural abilities. Sebastian "Batty" LaLaurie is a religious historian who knows far too much about the other side- and that hard-earned knowledge is exactly what Callahan needs. This unlikely duo pair up for a race across the globe, decoding clues left in ancient texts from the Bible to Paradise Lost and beyond. In the process they stumble upon a vast conspiracy-one beyond the scope of mankind's darkest imagination.

I read an advance copy and it's not a stretch to tell you I ripped through the pages. This is an electrifying story that runs at a breathless pace. Rob is great at creating characters that aren't cliche or cardboard. PARADISE PROPHECY isn't just a good summer read, it's a good ANYTIME read!

I highly recommend it.

Find out more at Rob's website.

FInd THE PARADISE PROPHECY in the Kindle Store
Find THE PARADISE PROPHECY at Barnesandnoble.com
Find THE PARADISE PROPHECY in the Nook Store

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


The new Jonathan Quinn thriller, BECOMING QUINN (a 57,000 word novella) is now available at ebook retailers.

Most careers begin with an interview and a handshake. Others require a little … something more.

Meet Jake Oliver. The day will come when he's one of the best cleaners in the business, a man skilled at making bodies disappear.

At the moment, however, he’s a twenty-two year old rookie cop, unaware his life is about to change.

In a burning barn a body is found—and the fire isn't the cause of death. The detectives working the case have a pretty good idea about what went down.

But Officer Oliver thinks it’s something else entirely, and pursues a truth others would prefer remain hidden—others who will go to extreme lengths to keep him quiet.

Every identity has an origin. This is Quinn’s.

BECOMING QUINN includes the bonus first chapter to WATCH ME DIE by Lee Goldberg.

BECOMING QUINN at Smashwords.com

Saturday, July 09, 2011


Have you read anything by BIll Cameron? If not, you should. Because if you like crime fiction, Bill Cameron is, in my opinion, one of the best in the genre. LOST DOG, CHASING SMOKE, DAY ONE, and his latest release COUNTY LINE. There are no cardboard characters here. Only a great story that will keeping you engaged through the end. COUNTY LINE is an example of a talented writer at the top of his game, and I couldn't recommend it more.

Bill has also just released a collection of 3 short stories called PUPPY LOVE, about the "dark side of young love." The collection is available as an ebook for only .99. Find the Kindle version here, and the Nook version here.

You can learn more about BIll's work at his website by clicking here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

THE WALK by Lee Goldberg

The WalkThe Walk by Lee Goldberg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read Lee Goldberg's THE WALK in just a couple sittings. It's a riveting look into the aftermath of disaster, in this case when The Big One finally hits L.A. We see the tragedy through the eyes of a man whose only goal has become getting home to his wife twenty plus miles away. Did I say riveting? Well, I meant it. A GREAT read. Highly recommended.

View all my reviews

Monday, June 27, 2011

Free Book Offer EXTENDED!

I'm extending my free book offer through midnight Pacific Time on June 30th! Here are the details:
To celebrate the beginning of summer for anyone who buys an ebook copy of LITTLE GIRL GONE (click here for kindle, or here for nook) between now and the deadline mentioned above, I'll send you a free digital copy of SICK, HERE COMES MR. TROUBLE or my three short stories! Just need to email me copy of the receipt and which story you'd like and I'll send it back. (email info click here).

Please help me spread the word!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Buy LITTLE GIRL GONE this weekend, get 2nd book free!

To celebrate the beginning of summer for anyone who buys an ebook copy of LITTLE GIRL GONE (click here for kindle, or here for nook) between now and midnight Pacific Time tomorrow (Sunday, June 26th), I'll send them a free digital copy of SICK, HERE COMES MR. TROUBLE or my three short stories! Just need to email me copy of the receipt and which story you'd like and I'll send it back. (email info click here).

Please help me spread the word!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

New Quinn Short Story OFF THE CLOCK

I just released a new Quinn short that you can now pick up for .99. The story takes place a couple years before the events in THE CLEANER.

A warning:
Don't mess with Quinn's friends.
If you do, he'll find out.
And when he finds out, he'll find you.
No matter who you are.
No matter where you go.

Because even when Quinn's off the clock there's work to be done.

OFF THE CLOCK is a seven thousand word short story that readers with good memories might realize it's been mentioned, though not in detail, previously.

Here's a few links for those who'd like to pick up a copy:

Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/3bcnk6r
Nook: http://tinyurl.com/3n8s4bp
Smashwords.com: http://tinyurl.com/43sgpj7

Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, May 20, 2011


LITTLE GIRL GONE and HERE COMES MR. TROUBLE aren't just ebooks anymore! Trade paperback versions of each are now available!



Trade paperback version of SICK coming very soon.

Friday, May 13, 2011


I'm so happy to announce that the first book in my new series for younger readers (middle school/young YA) is now available as an ebook, and will be available as a trade paperback in a few weeks.

Here's a bit about HERE COMES MR. TROUBLE:

When Eric Morrison sees the advertisement, he doesn’t know which is more surprising—the ad’s sudden appearance or the fact that his answer to every question is YES!
Not only can’t he find things, but the bullies at school are suddenly picking on him for no reason, and, worse yet, his mother has disappeared but he seems to be the only one who’s noticed. Even his best friend Maggie thinks he’s only run into a little bad luck.
But if Eric thinks his life is upside down now, it’s nothing compared to what’s about to happen when Mr. Trouble and the Trouble family arrive to assist him in solving his problems.
One thing’s for sure—Eric will never see the world in the same way again.

It's a wild ride of an adventure, that fun and exciting at the same time! A 14 year old reader says, "It's the kind of book that makes you stay up until 2:00 AM reading because you just can't stop."
I know I'm biased, but I think it's the kind of book which both adults and kids can enjoy.

Find HERE COMES MR. TROUBLE in the Amazon Kindle Store here.
Find HERE COMES MR. TROUBLE in the Barnes & Noble Nook Store here.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


SICK is now out in ebook form and available in the Kindle Store, on NookBooks, and several other formats. Also available at the Amazon UK Kindle Store, and the Amazon Germany Kindle Store.

Interested in getting a taste? Here's part of the first chapter:

A cry woke him from his sleep.

A young cry.

A girl’s cry.

Daniel Ash pushed himself up on his elbow. “Josie?”

It was more a question for himself than anything. His daughter’s room was down the hall, making it hard for her to hear his sleep filled voice in the best of circumstances. And if she was crying, not a chance.

He glanced at the other side of the bed, thinking his wife might already be up checking on their daughter. But Ellen was still asleep, her back to him. He’d all but forgotten about the headache she’d had, and the two sleeping pills she’d taken before turning in. Chances were, she wouldn’t even open her eyes until after the kids left for school.

Ash rubbed a hand across his face, then slipped out of bed.

The old hardwood floor was cool on his feet, but not unbearable. He grabbed his t-shirt off the chair in the corner, and pulled it on as he walked into the hallway.

A cry again. Definitely coming from his daughter’s room.

“Josie, it’s okay. I’m coming.” This time he raised his voice so he was sure she would hear him.

As he passed his son’s room, he pulled the door closed so Brandon wouldn’t wake, too.

Josie’s room was at the other end of the hall, closest to the living room. She was the oldest, so she got to pick which room she wanted when they’d moved in. It wasn’t any bigger than her brother’s, but Ash knew she liked the fact that she was as far away from mom and dad as possible. Made her feel independent.

Her door was covered with pictures of boy bands and cartoons—she was in that transitional stage between kid and teenager that was both cute and annoying. As he pushed the door open, he expected to find her sitting on her bed, upset about some nightmare she’d had. It wouldn’t have been the first time.

“Josie, what’s—”

His words caught in his mouth.

She wasn’t lying in the bed. She was on the floor, the bedspread hanging down just enough to touch her back. Ash rushed over thinking that she’d fallen and hurt herself. But the moment his hand touched her he knew he was wrong.

She was so hot. Burning up.

He had no idea a person could get that hot.

The most scared he’d ever been before had been when he’d taken Brandon to a boat show in Texas, and the boy had wandered off. It took Ash less than a minute to find him again, but he thought nothing would ever top the panic and fear he’d felt then.

Seeing his daughter like that, feeling her skin burning, he realized he’d been wrong.

He scooped Josie off the floor, and ran into the hallway.

“Ellen!” he yelled. “Ellen, I need you!”

He knew his voice was probably going to wake Brandon, but, at this point, he didn’t care. Josie was sick. Very sick. He needed Ellen to call an ambulance while he tried to bring their daughter’s temperature down.

“Ellen!” he yelled again as he ducked into the bathroom.

Using an elbow he flipped on the light, then laid Josie in the tub. He wasted several seconds searching for the rubber plug, then jammed it into the drain, and turned on the water, full cold. To help speed up the process, he pulled the shower knob, and aimed the showerhead so that it would stream down on her, and cool her faster.

Where the hell was Ellen?

He put the back of his palm on Josie’s forehead. She was still on fire.


He was torn. He wanted to stay with Josie, but the pills Ellen had taken must have really knocked her out, so that meant it was up to him to get help.

“Hang on, baby,” he said. “I’ll be right back.”

He raced into the hall and back to the master bedroom. The nearest phone was on Ellen’s nightstand, next to their bed.

“Ellen. Wake up.”

He shook her once, then picked up the phone, and dialed 911. As he waited for it to ring, he glanced back at the bed.

Ellen hadn’t moved.

“911. What is your emergency?” a female voice said.

He reached down, and rolled Ellen onto her back, thinking that might jar her awake. But her eyes were already open, staring blankly at nothing.

He flipped on the light. The skin around her mouth and her eyes was turning black, and there were dark, drying streaks running across her face from her eye sockets where blood had flowed.

“911. What is your emergency?”

“Oh, God. Help,” he managed to say.

“Are you hurt, sir?”

He touched Ellen’s face. It was as cold as Josie’s had been hot.

“Send help! Send help, please!”

And that is just the start. If you’d like to read more, you’ll be able to download a longer sample at the sites I mentioned above, where you can also purchase SICK for $2.99.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

JUST ANOTHER JOB - A Jonathan Quinn short story

Not everyone who gets shot is supposed to be shot. And those who are shot don’t always die right away. It’s not Quinn’s job to kill people, but it is his job to clean them up. Sometimes, though, they’re not quite ready to go.

Download for only .99 at any of these locations:
Kindle store: http://www.amazon.com/Just-Another-Job-Jonathan-ebook/dp/B004TBDB48
Barnes and Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Just-Another-Job/Brett-Battles/e/2940012368386
Smashwords.com: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/49071

Download in the UK for £.70 here:
Kindle store: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Another-Job-Jonathan-Quinn/dp/B004TBDB48

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hear the 1st Chapter to LITTLE GIRL GONE

I recorded the first chapter to my novel LITTLE GIRL GONE. Hope you enjoy it:

If you want to purchase LITTLE GIRL GONE for only $2.99 (£2.12 in the UK), you can do so at any of the following links:


Amazon UK



Wednesday, March 09, 2011


I'm excited to share the cover for my new novel, LITTLE GIRL GONE. It was designed by Jeroen ten Berge, and I think he did an outstanding job! I couldn't be more excited.
Here's a description:

From the Barry Award winning author of the Jonathan Quinn novels comes LITTLE GIRL GONE, the first book in a new series.

Logan Harper isn't looking for redemption. He’s just wants to live in peace and forget his troubled past. But one morning his quiet life is upended when he interrupts the attempted murder of his father’s best friend Tooney.

The next thing he knows, Logan is on his way to Los Angeles, searching for Tooney’s missing granddaughter and uncovering a sinister plot connected not only into Tooney’s Burmese past, but to the boardrooms of corporate America.

As the odds stack up against him, Logan must fall back on old skills from the past he'd rather forget. He’s made a promise, and the only way to fulfill it is to bring the girl home alive.

LITTLE GIRL GONE will be available most places eBooks are available at the end of March, 2011.

It's a double dose of...well...me. Not only will LITTLE GIRL GONE soon be available, the next Quinn novel, THE SILENCED, will be in bookstore everywhere April 5th! Check out my west coast tour schedule here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tour Schedule and News for THE SILENCED

The released date for THE SILENCED has been pushed back two weeks by my publisher to accommodate a marketing opportunity. The new date is now April 5th. Hope that doesn't upset anyone too much, but it really is a great opportunity so I fully understand the need to move things around a bit.

The good news is, if you're in the Southern California area, you have the opportunity to buy the book early! I already had four in store signings scheduled that were on dates prior to the new release date. Bantam has graciously allowed those dates to stay right were they are, meaning if you come to one of the signings, you can pick the book up then!

Here are my upcoming dates:

Saturday, March 26th - Noon
Mysteries to Die For in Thousand Oaks, California

Saturday March 26th - 4:00 p.m.
Book Soup in West Hollywood, California

Friday, April 1st - 4:00 p.m.
Mystery Ink in Huntington Beach, California

Saturday, April 2nd - 2:00 p.m.
Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, California


Wednesday April 6th through Saturday April 9th
RT Booklovers Convention in Los Angeles, California

Tuesday April 12th - 7:00 p.m.
Poison Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona (appearing with Lisa Lutz and David Hayward)

Saturday/Sunday April 30th and May 1st
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (signing times and locations being finalized)

Hope to see as many of you as possible!