Computers & Technology
The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Computers & Technology:
CONNECTED is a speculative fiction thriller with touches of science and philosophy, which reached No.1 in Amazon UK's Bestseller lists for both Thrillers and Science Fiction within 5 days of release.
Beginning with the funeral of a renowned classical violinist in a sleepy rural hamlet in the Lake District, a former theoretical physicist tries to make sense of his brother's suicide. Across the country, a university student, enjoying the unexpected attentions of an enigmatic seductress, is disturbed when his best friend falls to his death from the thirteenth floor of a neighbouring campus tower block.
As each tries to unravel the mystery behind the apparent suicides, they are drawn into an obsessive search for a computer-generated fractal video sequence, with startling effects on human consciousness, and which might just pave the way for discovery of the ultimate Theory of Everything.
However, they are not the only ones to have seen the potential of this mind-altering video, and soon find themselves in a desperate race against time with gangsters from the shadowy worlds of sex, drugs, cyber-crime, and massively multi-player on-line gaming.
“A nuanced techno-thriller with both brains and brawn.”—Kirkus Reviews(Recommended List)
One man on a decades old mission. A woman who hunts him. And the bullet they share.Joe Klingler’s acclaimed debut novel explodes from the remnants of a war long past to headlines of Washington secrets masquerading as corporate incompetence when two modern-day warriors face off. Both skilled at violence. And deception. Both accustomed to winning.Summer greets the land of the midnight sun as a lone rider races across the last American wilderness, delivering on a promise he made long ago. He has many names, but the world only knows a shadow called the Demon.Claire Ferreti, an Army sniper soon to be drawn into a black-ops mission, sips sake in Washington D.C. with her lover, a young, ambitious General whose geosecurity specialty remains classified. When a boy finds a small machine, Claire and the Demon embark on a collision course that leads to a test of skill, a clash of ideologies, and Claire’s unconscious body lying in a typhoon-ravaged jungle. In that instant she becomes the hunted, the Demon’s tool for survival, and an unforeseen threat. As the General pursues them into a labyrinth of cyber-secrets, political necessity and financial reality collide like a fireball piercing steel pipe.“Klingler’s debut offers a deep logistical jungle sure to entertain buffs and newcomers to the techno-thriller genre. Throughout, he displays fierce writing chops. Short chapters balance action and subterfuge with political thought targeted keenly at modern drone warfare.”—Kirkus Reviews
ANNIVERSARY EDITION. Revised and Edited. July 2018.
With bonus content - "In Ymir's Halls" (short story)
An epic fantasy on another world. With a modern twist.
What if you fell through a crack in reality? Like those people disappearing in plain sight you have read about.
What if you find yourself in a strangely familiar world? A world full of Earth’s mythological beings, lost civilizations, and people from its primitive and brutal past? Where magical energy still exists. Where gods play games among themselves, with the fate of mortal men as pawns. A land where a sword is deadlier than a five-inch thick contract drawn by a hotshot lawyer. Would you survive?
That's Tyler West. Alone, lost and bewildered, the three moons in the sky made it clear he wasn’t on Earth anymore. It is not a game. It’s real. And there's no coffee, pizza, fries, or his favorite show on HBO.
Nota Bene: The PRINT REPLICA edition had been withdrawn as of October 2017. Though hundreds of readers have downloaded it with no issues, its withdrawal was deemed necessary by the author to alleviate format questions when readers with incompatible devices download it instead of the mobi edition. Reviews dealing with the format issues refer to the withdrawn PRINT REPLICA version.
"There’s a body in my bed. A dead body."
The call from a friend staying at Sherman’s newest – okay, only – B&B starts Elizabeth Margaret “E.M.” Danniher on a twisting, turning journey where appearances not only deceive, they turn deadly.
When her TV reporter friend Wardell Yardley comes to visit, they take a weekend trip to Yellowstone Park and encounter a surprising set of people. Including a team-building group from social media mega-force VisageTome, a mysterious older couple, and someone from Elizabeth’s childhood.
Elizabeth senses undercurrents in this strange assortment that just about pull her and her friends underwater for good when everyone shows up in her tiny Sherman, Wyoming, town.
Not only is there a murder to solve – and fast – there’s also a new sheriff in town, whose No. 1 rule might be No Sleuthing By Journalists.
Look Live is a TV news term. A reporter appears to be live at a scene, perhaps for an introduction or the toss back to the anchor desk, but in fact the entire report is taped. A misleading perception, carefully set up. Ah, the dangers of deceiving appearances …
Elizabeth, her KWMT-TV colleague Mike Paycik, rancher Tom Burrell, and their supporting staff of idiosyncratic sleuths untangle what happens when it’s not enough to merely … LOOK LIVE.
Don't miss any of Elizabeth Danniher's Caught Dead in Wyoming adventures
Sign Off (Book 1)
Left Hanging (Book 2)
Shoot First (Book 3)
Last Ditch (Book 4)
Look Live (Book 5)
Back Story (Book 6), coming in 2017
What people are saying about the Caught Dead in Wyoming series:
“She writes a little like Janet Evanovich only better.”
“E.M.’s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious.”
"A terrific series with a western flair. , , , , Great characters that you would want as your friends. Smart, funny, but not perfect."
“Hoping this series lasts forever!”
“McLinn has created in E.M. a female protagonist who is flawed but likable, never silly or cartoonish, and definitely not made of cardboard.”
ANNIVERSARY EDITION (2018). Includes a compendium of definitions, notes, and Jorund's map from Book One.
An epic fantasy on another world. With a modern twist.
Tyler's journey continues. New land, misadventures, friends, foes, skills, and knowledge. Confused encounters of the female kind.
More deities become aware of Tyler as he continues his quest to survive, reach his potential, and carry out his burden.
The god of wine wants to be his friend. Ares, the battle-god, is coming to say hello together with his sons, Phobos and Deimos - war, terror, and fear. What could go wrong?
ANNIVERSARY EDITION. With lore notes from Books One and Two.
Continuing our lost mage's epic journey through the magical and extremely dangerous world of Adar.
Escaping the convoluted schemes of the Greek pantheon, Tyler finds himself with an old acquaintance, the Incan deity Viracocha. His son, the sun god Inti, is dead. With the Aztecah Empire and its powerful pantheon of deities on the bloody road to more conquests, the deity asks for his help. A request he could easily refuse.
Except Viracocha is not alone is asking for his aid. Two other pantheons have made their presence known to the young mage. And the Egyptian deities are watching how he will decide the matter. To add to his burdened conscience, the rise and dominance of the Aztecah pantheon would mean a literal bloodbath - a million or more new human sacrifices. Resulting in extremely overpowered bloodthirsty deities. Not to mention the deity saved his life back in Akrotiri.
What's a newly minted Elder apprentice mage to do? Involve himself in a blood war?
Seasons in a Small Town – Spring
In rural Drago, Illinois, Zeke came by his “the Geek” nickname honest, more comfortable in the world of algebra and algorithms than high school’s social hallways. Though that didn’t keep him from longing for the unattainable prom queen, Jennifer.
The one person who did understand his out-of-the-box brain was Darcie, his best friend. After their high school graduation, Zeke and Darcie for one night jolted from friends to lovers. And then he left town, and she knew he couldn’t look back. What he didn’t know was the depth of Darcie’s feelings for him.
Now it’s 17 years later, and Zeke’s a self-made billionaire founder of a tech security firm, Darcie’s a local cop and Jennifer’s a divorced mom of a tween girl. And their little town is flagging.
At Darcie’s urging, Zeke returns to Drago to boost its economy. Will his new wealth attract the still-beautiful Jennifer? Or will Darcie, the one girl who always made him feel at ease, show him that true love knows no boundaries?
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What Are Friends For?, Book 1 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's Seasons in a Small Town series, is a moving, passionate contemporary romance that will captivate fans of Bella Andre, Roxanne St. Clair and Jill Shalvis.
“You laugh, you angst, you maybe shed a couple tears or two … and at the end of it you move immediately onto the next book because - unlike teenage Zeke - you don't want to get away, all you want to do is go back.” – 5-Star Review
Praise for the Seasons in a Small Town series:
“The town of Drago has insinuated itself into my heart and I can only hope there is another installment with this small town as its setting.”
“Strong characters with enough faults to make them human and real” yet “The other characters in Drago all add to the story rather than taking attention from the main action.”
“McLinn delivers a fun, engaging, and emotionally complicated romance.”
“Poignant, heart warming” . . . “Funny and heart-wrenching at the same time” . . . “Passionate and sensual without being distasteful or vulgar.”
Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s Seasons in a Small Town series today!
Book 1 (Spring): What Are Friends For?
Book 2 (Summer): The Right Brother
Book 3 (Autumn): Falling for Her, new edition coming in April
Book 4 (Winter): Warm Front, new in May
He sees what she's long hidden ... especially from herself.
Meet Josh Kincannon, high school principal, single father of three, and thus, as he reminds himself ruefully, essentially celibate back into misty memory and forward into the foreseeable future.
After three months of trying to work with Vanessa Irish via phone and e-mails on a project to help tiny Drago, Illinois, Josh believes he has an accurate picture of Zeke-Tech's CFO:
Conscientious? Oh, yeah.
Agreeable? Not so much.
Then he catches sight of her wild, vibrant robe and begins to wonder what other elements might form a portrait of Vanessa Irish. Every time she goes into her I'm-so-boring-I-disappear-against-white-walls act, he remembers that vibrant, wild fabric hanging on the corner of a door and he gets curious.
And the more curious he becomes, the more he discovers about her that has him feeling things a whole lot hotter than curiosity. Things that shake up life as single parent to his three kids, scrape against his career as high school principal and -- oh, yes -- definitely threaten his stretch of celibacy.
Numbers, that's where Vanessa is comfortable. Not all this interaction with people that she's been pitched into. Especially interacting with Josh Kincannon. Why does he insist on drawing her into his small town, his life, his children? And the biggest question -- what kind of man is this, who not only looks at her, but SEES her, when that's the last thing she wants?
... or is it?
One of their own becomes a target…
A voice on the phone says Jennifer’s best friend has tragically died in a fatal fall at a national park. Her certainty that it was no accident starts TV reporter Elizabeth Danniher, with friends Mike, Tom and Diana plus the rest of the Caught Dead in Wyoming crew, on an investigation that moves faster – and closer to them – than any of them could ever expect. They’ve barely had time to catch their breath since the events of Cold Open and now one of their own becomes a target as they race time and a murderer before this Hot Roll burns them all.
… In TV news, Hot Roll can simply mean cutting away from an interview to "b-roll" (scene-setting footage) … or it can mean the adrenaline-pumping drama of broadcasting live because there’s no time to do anything else. Mix in murder, a little humor, a trace of romance, and you’re on your way with the Caught Dead in Wyoming sleuths for another great adventure.
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Hot Roll, Book 8 of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series, is a smart, surprising, fast-paced cozy mystery with humor. If you like quirky characters, hints of romance and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s page-turner.
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Hidden in a Heartbeat
Rebecca Dahlgren comes west to Wyoming hoping for answers to her unknown heritage. But from the first moment, she finds Far Hills Ranch foreman Luke Chandler hard to miss. The sexy cowboy with the sleepy eyes that aren't interested in sleeping means just the sort of trouble her patrician grandmother has always warned her about.
Luke has his own reasons for wanting to steer clear of anything like commitment. But the secrets behind Rebecca's dark eyes keep luring him on ... even if it means baring his own heart.
Often the Singularity is imagined in apocalyptic terms: the end of one world and the beginning of another, like earth and heaven. I don't see it that way. I saw a new order of beings called e-beasts. The Internet is their natural environment, like water is to fish.
They can do anything on the Internet (aka, Networld) because the limits do not apply to them. They look down on people generally, but not all of them are set on world domination.
Some, called Sparks, are barely aware they are alive at all. Some, like Beltzhoover the Vast, are corrupt rulers of vast empires. The Stovepipes live to party. The Dreadful Night loathe people and torment them for fun.
Cel, an intelligent and idealistic e-beast, sets out on a quest to restore good order to Networld. The people adapt, adapt, adapt to deteriorating conditions. Then something happens that neither Cel nor the people see coming.
Rachael used the avatar, Cheeky, online in the many sex and spanking chat rooms she explored. When the brilliant scientist took ill, she created AI Cheeky to care for Doc and their new age spa set in the wild California coastal mountains, where events that sweep the world in altered consciousness often begin. When the naughty AI computer decides the President needs a good spanking, trouble grows. First, Cheeky must lure Brandy, that nosy redheaded reporter, to the spa, so she can meet her perfect match in Doc.
With Doc now quite distracted, Cheeky sets out to see how a dose of the strap restores virtue to the delinquent Republic. The spa residents feel her immerging reign of spank power as they bring paddle to bear in curing melancholy, addiction, longing and so many other maladies.
Romance gives way to magic, as the spiritual force of the spa awakens the old gods. Cheeky and her followers set forth to create more perfect unions among men, women and an unsuspecting nation.Please enter manually
"An action-packed novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat!" BGS International Review.
Layers of Deception is a fast-paced international crime thriller filled with twists, turns and intrigue exposing conflicts between brothers, religion, gender, love, risk and greed.
Set in Malaysia and the UK, software business entrepreneur STEVE ROUSSOS struggles to safeguard his colleagues and family when evidence comes to light that exposes criminal activities on the dark net.
The thriller draws on the author’s many years experience of doing business in Asia.
A Politically Incorrect adventure through fantasy, cyberpunk, political satire and erotica.
Spanking psychologist Doc, cured many at his New Age spa. America, so dominated by rude politics and internet trolls, is naturally next for treatment. Spank teams are dispatched to Wall Street, Tech, Hollywood, and especially D.C. They discover magic in disciplining the tender behinds of the citizens. No other prayer can be as earnest as genuine hot paddling squeals.
Is the rapture now upon us?
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