Full Count: Book 1 of Geoff Larsen Series

Full CountGet it on Amazon!

The Geoff Larsen series is a set of three books about fulfillment and what it can cost.

Book One: Full Count

Geoff Larsen was born with every opportunity available to him. Not only was he from a successful, wealthy family, but he was intelligent – not just smart – quick-witted, handsome, and athletically-inclined with a personality that drew people to him. Even as a child, he marched to a drumbeat that only he could hear, but his parade was happily shared with those around him. The loss of his twin sister at the age of seven, however, led him to question even the most fundamental principles of his faith, leaving him with a deeper faith that looked little like the one he began with. Beyond the new faith on which he based his life, he had two loves: baseball and surfing.

His love of the game began when he first stepped onto a baseball diamond. For most kids, that happened when they first tried out for Little League, but for Geoff it happened when, at the age of four, he stepped onto a diamond for his older brother’s try-out. He could still remember the day, how awed he was by the sheer perfection of the field: the perfectly-drawn white lines that captured his attention, the geometric symmetry that tugged at his depths, and – most importantly – the view down the alley from the mound. He knew the field was made for him and he was made for the field, and over the years they became the best of friends… until greed and short-sightedness drove a wedge between them.

By that time, he’d discovered his second love, which made the parting easier to bear. He started surfing at ten years old. He loved the water, and was as at home in it as he was on a field. The repetitiveness of the waves reminded him of eternity – ceaseless, mysterious, and mind-numbing if considered too long. When he walked away from baseball, he decided his future lay in surfing because he believed more in loving what he did than in making money doing something he despised. For those who questioned his choice, he drove his point home by ignoring his family’s wealth. He wrangled a job managing a failing surf shop in Galveston, where he’d spent so many summers playing with the waves while growing up. Within a year, the business that everyone agreed was drawing its’ last breath was off life-support and breathing on its’ own. Within three years, it was earning profits on a regular basis and had become the most popular shop among those who took surfing seriously.

By the age of twenty-seven, Geoff had accomplished many of the goals he had in life. He’d managed to live long enough to graduate from high school; he’d gotten a bachelor’s degree in a subject he was interested in, but did nothing with, and had a job he loved. He had good friends with whom he shared good times and enough memories for ten lifetimes. What he didn’t have, though, was the one thing even his family’s money couldn’t buy: that one person with whom he could spend the rest of his life.

He didn’t want to marry for the reasons so many others did: because it was time, because they didn’t want to be alone, because they were expected to. He didn’t want to find someone to love; he wanted to find the one girl he was in love with before he knew her name or what she looked like… the one created for him when he was created. He didn’t doubt her existence. He was patient, although he had a lot of fun while being patient. He never allowed himself to be distracted and led off his path though, and his patience paid off when he met Kelly McAllister.

The attraction between them was immediate, and it wasn’t long before they were inseparable. They would soon find, however, that extreme happiness comes with costs.


Book Two: Extra Innings

Book Three: Playoffs

Action-Filled Fun!

The Cartel Strikes BackFREE on Amazon!

Ted, Chris and the gang are dragged back to Mexico as El Poslero, the head of the Baja Cartel, makes a daring escape from Mexico’s highest security prison.

Ted finally gets up the nerve to propose to Maria. What happens next will take your breath away. Our crew is pitted against the world’s most wanted drug lord as the body count soars.

As they say on TV, this story was ripped from the headlines.

The tale ends with a shock you won’t see coming.

***** Five Star Review

5.0 out of 5 stars
Action-Filled Fun
ByClyde Winnstonon October 26, 2016

Shades of El Chapo–the real-life Mexican cartel leader! Much of Wallace’s novel could be snatched directly from today’s headlines.

The book is an action-packed adventure involving the search for El Posolero (Think of the Mexican dish posole), so named because he likes to murder his enemies, dispose of their flesh, and send the bones to their families. El Posolero will stop at nothing to gain control of drug trafficking in Baja California. But he doesn’t reckon with the likes of continuing series characters Ted Higuera, Cat Flaherty, Chris, et al.

A sub-plot deals with a ruthless partner in Chris’ father’s law firm trying to oust Harry’s wife and son from the firm after the father’s death.

Wallace’s plot grabs the reader’s attention and holds it from the first page to the last. It’s a fun read, filled with manly men and gorgeous women and lots of gun fights.

I must say I’m glad Penn Wallace gave me an advanced reading copy in trade for an honest review. I certainly enjoyed the book and am sure you will too.

Contemporary noirish mystery!

Missing MonaGet it on Amazon!

Foreword Reviews 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist
2016 New York Book Festival – Runner Up

“Klingler presents his craftiest yarn to date, summoning the pulpy spirits of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. The setting of Chicago rattles from the page in lines such as, ‘The buildings held noise and exhaust fumes around me like a torture chamber.'” –Kirkus Reviews (Kirkus Recommended List)

Tommy has boomeranged back to his parents residence and a dead-end job after too many years in college. As he looks squarely at his next decade of life, his smartphone convinces him the time is ripe for a change. A gift from his grandfather provides the means, so he embarks on the path of blues artists and beatniks before him–and hits the road.

He immediately meets a damsel in hitchhiking distress who says her name is Mona. Her presence persuades him that the bright lights and dark clubs of Chicago might be his kind of town. So on a summer Saturday night they settle into a fancy hotel overlooking the beaches of Lake Michigan.

On Sunday…Mona disappears.

But she leaves behind more than a sweet memory that involves Tommy in a brand new cash flow problem he never imagined. While trying to sort out how to stay on the right side of the law and get back on the road, he meets a young criminologist who helps him, a DJ who doesn’t, and a librarian who teaches him about the city, women, and the art of the makeover. After truth and lies are stirred like a blue martini, being assaulted by a pink monkey, and witnessing a drive-by shooting that drowns a Ferrari–Tommy is desperate to help Mona.

If he can find her.

“A private investigator, a mysterious hitchhiker, dancers, gangsters, a mysterious bag that holds the unthinkable and twists and turns that will have the reader unable to put it down, Missing Mona by Joe Klingler has it all.”–San Francisco Book Review (5 of 5 stars)

What if there was one simple answer to achieve all that you desire?

PotentializedGet it on Amazon!

One simple answer to create all that you want in your life. A better you! A more fulfilling career! Better health! Deeper friendships! A better body! More joy! More freedom! That simple answer is — YOU.

YOU are the answer you’ve been searching for because you, and only you, create your life — one thought, word and action at a time. Everyday and in every moment you choose and you create. The current state of your life is the sum total of all those choices. If you are not creating what you want then you are not choosing what you want.

The Problem: You are not creating from the YOU you were born to be. Because if you were, life would be easier, you would be fulfilled and you would no longer be searching.


  • Asserts that everything in creation has a unique purpose and potential, and yours is seeking full expression through you as you right now. There is no other like you in all the Universe.
  • Explores the truth about who YOU are and why YOU are here. It helps you rediscover the YOU, you were created to be and then to choose that YOU instead of letting other forces and experiences choose for you.
  • Invites you to tame your mind and overcome inhibitors like fears, beliefs, patterns, and programs so that you can allow the unfoldment of who you are to happen as designed, with perfect ease. There is no greater gift you can give to yourself and all humanity than a YOU fully potentialized.
  • Provides the encouragement, insights, support and tools you need to come home to YOU.


Whenever you are, however you are, wherever you are, whatever you are, there YOU are. It’s that simple. You are the answer to all you’ve been praying for and seeking. Each moment is a new opportunity to be and to choose the YOU, you were created to be without apology, explanation, or reserve. Let’s do this! You are ready! You are here! Just say “yes” right now. Take a minute, download the book and begin the journey only you can embark on.

What are you waiting for?

You are a potentialized, potentializing, potentializer. Own it!

Great start to a new trilogy!

Melting PointFREE on Amazon!

Award-winning novel by Nicolette Pierce. The Brennan family business had a secret. A secret that only Morgan Brennan knew. She was diligent to make sure it remained that way. She alone had followed in her father’s footsteps, knowing that if she was ever found out the repercussion would be terrible. But if she didn’t continue, the outcome would be deadly. To protect her grandfather, her sisters, and the family business, she continued, knowing that every day she stepped closer to ruin.

Liam Hayes had one mission: Infiltrate Brennan Metal Works and search for incriminating evidence. Because of his background in metal, he was the perfect choice. He thought it would be easy. Getting the grandfather to hire him was a snap. Then he met Morgan Brennan. She blocked him at every corner, making it clear he was not welcome. Quickly pegging her as the prime suspect, he made it his mission to discover her secrets.

Liam is determined to find out why Morgan is frequently called to Las Vegas and follows her, putting them both at risk. As events quickly unravel, Morgan finds her only chance of survival is to allow Liam in. But can she trust him? The only way to free themselves from the danger they face is by working together, something neither of them ever wanted.

Compulsive Reading with Magic Characters!

Killer's CountdownGet it on Amazon!

“Twists and Turns to the Very Last Page!” Mandy baker Johnson

Dead Women. A Ruthless Killer. A Detective with something to prove. Newly promoted Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie struggles to cope with her new job, the respect of her colleagues, and the need to solve the hardest case of her life. Will she succeed?

A killer stalks the streets of Dundee, Scotland. Shona,having recently returned to Scotland, relies on the local knowledge of Sgt Peter Johnston and the rest of her team to help her track down the killer. However, this is no ordinary killer. Shona needs to use every trick in and out of the book to bring them to justice. The final revelation will shock you to the core.

If you like books by Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Alex Gray, Stuart MacBride, Lin Anderson, Kathy Reich, James Patterson, Tess Gerritsen, or Karin Slaughter, then you will love this book.

Wonderful piece of alternate history!

The Goddess Of FortuneFREE on Amazon!

What if, by the passing of just two events, Japan and Germany had won World War 2?

The Goddess of Fortune is a work of speculative fiction in which alternate history is explored, and consequences examined.

Beautiful Louise, while only 24 years old, uses her intelligence, wiles, and body to dominate the so-called “stronger sex.”

Kaito Sasaki of the Bank of Tokyo, inspired by Lenin (“The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency”), proves just that with his printing of U.S. 100 dollar bills.

The treachery of Hermann “Fatso” Goering is uncovered and his punishment is swift.

The duplicity of Roosevelt and his so-called Brains Trust is exposed and the doubts of the urbane gentleman, Henry Morgenthau, are made clear.

As a work of historical fiction, Goddess reveals the private foibles, quirks, and lusts of the famous (and often rich) of the period. How could the end goals of the Axis come to fruition given these events?

Goddess explores just how, and in doing so brings to light in imaginative prose the lives of historical figures we have only known from our history books.

Prepare to reimagine history, get The Goddess of Fortune today.

An action and suspense novel!

The Hanging MurdersGet it on Amazon!

Between 1932 and 1942, five unidentified white males between 25 and 45 were murdered in gruesome circumstances known as the Hanging Murders. At the time, during the Depression, many men wandered the country looking for work, food, and a new beginning. No one missed them.

Their murders were never solved. They became cold cases – until now, 1957.

When a man is found hanging upside down, cut up like butcher’s meat in a slaughterhouse, Jim Cobb, Sheriff of Inyo County, begins to investigate. What follows is a gruesome, dark journey into the heart of America.

The Hanging Murderer has returned.

Exquisitely written!

thriller ebookGet it on Amazon!

Flight 2262 is bound for paradise, but a rogue terrorist could send it to the bottom of the ocean…

Kevin can’t wait to land in Hawaii for a romantic getaway. But when the off-duty pilot takes a glance at his GPS, he’s in for a surprise: the plane is headed to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. And he’s the only one who knows it…

Expecting the worst, Kevin heads to the cockpit. Before he can take the controls, he’s got a rookie air marshal, a stewardess with a grudge, and a barricade to get through. With a storm on the way and limited fuel, Kevin must recruit the support of the frightened passengers to save the day. As long as he can survive the one person on board who won’t rest until all of them are dead…

Airliner Down is a fast-paced tech thriller that brings terror to the friendly skies. If you like pulse-pounding reads with compelling characters and chillingly real plots, then you’ll love John Etzil’s turbulent tale.

Buy Airliner Down today to experience the flight of your life.

Magnificent Start to a New Series!

PawnsGet it on Amazon!

Seven hundred years in the future, the Jegg – a powerful alien race – invade Earth, wiping out half of the Terran Confederation.

In a hidden base under the Sahara Desert, a team of scientists works to mount a resistance against the invaders. Their plan is to fit an Earth ship with Jegg folding-space technology, and travel to the other side of the galaxy to find a mysterious energy source… one that could help them defeat the Jegg.

But just before departure, catastrophe strikes. Only two of the crew survive and make it to their destination: the team leader’s wife Maeve, and her teenage son Davin. What they find on the distant planet will forever change both the future of their family and their planet, as they enter a race against time… and against impossible odds.