Sunday, May 20, 2012

Zombie Candy is Author Frederick Lee Brooke’s Latest Annie Ogden Mystery


Zombie Candy

You know early on, from the color of the inappropriate bra in the opening scene, that Zombie Candy is going to be a black comedy. Most people could sympathize with the male obsession for sex and zombie movies, but who would put up with a husband who doused every dish with cilantro? 

Frederick Lee Brooke serves up another literary treat with this bizarre and comical tale of love and betrayal. Candace Roach enlists her best friend Annie Ogden (our favorite sleuth from Doing Max Vinyl) to find out what her husband is really up to on his weekly business trips – but their home-cooked aversion therapy gets out of hand and hurtles along an astonishing highway of the undead.

Weaving elements of mystery, horror and romance in a story that starts in Chicago and ends in a quaint medieval town in sun-drenched Tuscany, Zombie Candy transcends any single genre. 

Home for good from Iraq but unsure about her future, Annie Ogden isn't your typical woman sleuth. Her best friend, Candace Roach – gourmet cooking instructor, owner of a house in Tuscany – isn't your typical wronged woman either. Candace teaches gourmet cooking, and loves nothing more than orchestrating a four-course meal full of flavorful surprises and artistic touches. A selection of her recipes is found in an appendix to the book.

But with each shocking discovery in the investigation of her husband, the friendship between Candace and Annie is further put to the test. Candace ultimately takes matters into her own hands and, in an elaborate ruse, stages a nightmarish zombie drama in which her husband plays the starring role. 

In the words of Emma Calin, author of Knockout, A Passionate Police Romance: "This book has all the ingredients of a perfect noir comedy – well formed characters, international locations,  a fast moving plot with no brakes, and of course zombies. Revenge is a dish best served cold – and as a betrayed wife, master chef and cookery instructor, Candace cooks up the perfect recipe for the ultimate gazpacho." Get it at Amazon

Also by the author

Doing Max Vinyl

Max Vinyl is a recycling king in Chicago. When his environmentalist girlfriend catches him dumping old computer junk in Lake Michigan, Max gets a taste of her violent side. Even his ex-wife can't save him this time. Meanwhile two of Max Vinyl's brawny enforcers have provoked Annie Ogden, just back from four years in Iraq-bad idea! Doing Max Vinyl-guaranteed to make you laugh till you cry.


I was an early reader and decided to become a writer before hitting high school. An affinity for learning languages led to my spending a year in Germany during college, then a year in France a few years later, as a teaching assistant in a lycĂ©e. Teaching agreed with me. There followed a 20-year career in the language school business, first as a teacher, then as school manager and salesman of language training. A few years ago I started writing again and in early 2011 finished my first novel, Doing Max Vinyl. I enjoyed writing it so much that I quit my job at the language school in order to devote all my time to writing my second book, a sequel to Doing Max Vinyl. Nowadays you'll find me writing and revising day and night, when I'm not saying hello on Twitter. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

David Rutherford is the Author of Navy SEAL Training: Self-Confidence


 Navy SEAL Training: Self-Confidence

Self help

In his first field manual for adults; Self-Confidence, Navy SEAL, motivational speaker, and life instructor David Rutherford inspires readers to forge their own personal success by accepting 8 Life Missions. As a Navy SEAL and Behavioral Training Specialist, David has traveled the world and discovered what enables the human condition to succeed in any environment. He combines his personal experiences with over 70 years of proven operational successes of the Navy SEAL Teams to form this field manual to help you forge your Self-Confidence.

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David Rutherford


David Rutherford is living his dream as an internationally known self-help personality that is affording him the opportunity to achieve his personal goal of reaching 10 million people in 10 years. His passion is helping people forge their personal Self-Confidence and teach them to dedicate themselves toward living a team orientated lifestyle, or "Team Life". David's high energy and endless motivation inspires all those who come in contact with him to overcome their fears and live life to its fullest.

David served 8 years in the Naval Special Warfare Community as a SEAL student, Combat Paramedic, Operator and Instructor. He has participated in clandestine operations in the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Since his honorable discharge from the Navy in 2003 he has continued traveling extensively as an international training specialist for the US Government and one of the largest private security firms in the world. David has inspired commandos around the globe to push themselves past any and all known limitations. His masterful ability to motivate enables people from all walks of life to achieve success in any environment imaginable.

Since 2006 David has been motivating audiences and individuals across America and around the world with his uniquely high impact, highly emotional style of speaking, writing and coaching. His Froglogic Concept is derived from the 70 + years of operational successes within the UDT/SEAL community. He has combined his incredible personal story with the proven track record of the SEAL Teams to create a simple, elite lifestyle performance program for people to embrace.


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