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Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Seven Men of Greed

Seven Men of Greed by Tom Johnson

When the Man In Purple uncovers an evil plot of massive greed, his team of rogues plan to remove their ill-gotten gains from their vaults, one criminal at a time, but he soon discovers that these seven men of crime are as vicious as any mad dog, and a wrong move on his part could easily end his young adventurous career. Follow the Three Rogues as they pit their brains and skills against the evil genius behind The Hooded Circle of 7.

Now available on Kindle, $.99

This Week's Amazon Ratings

This Week’s Ratings

#1) Cold War Heroes 229,537 (NTD)
#2) The Spider’s WEB 229,786 (NTD)
#3) G-Men Companion 302,889 (Altus Press)
#4) Lost Land of Jur 441,730 (self-published on Kindle)
#5) Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth 449,153 (NTD)
#6) Bad Moon Rising 548,959 (self-published on Kindle)
#7) Guns of The Black Ghost 564,351 (self-published on Kindle)
#8) Black Bat Companion 598,864 (Altus Press)
#9) Drums of Jur 684,404 (self-published on Kindle)
#10) The Black Shadow 700,815 (self-published on Kindle)
#11) Echoes 30 708,911 (Altus Press)

Well, after last week’s poor showing of only seven in the top ratings on Amazon, I was surprised to see eleven are back in the ratings this week. A few are added surprises. While going over my Kindle data for the past 12 months, I was pleased to note that all of my self-published Kindle books have sold, but I was pleasantly surprised at which ones had the most sales. Below are my top Kindle book sales over the last twelve months, #1 being the most sales, etc.

#1) The Soul Stealers
#2) Bad Moon Rising
#3) Guns of The Black Ghost
#4) The Black Shadow
#5) Drums of Jur
#6) Lost Land of Jur
#7) Double Danger Tales #64
#8) Hunter’s Moon
#9) The Death Tower
#10) Double Danger Tales #65
#11) Treasure of Jur
#12) The Silence of Death
#13) Queen of Jur
#14) Pangaea: Eden’s Planet

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Shadow Fan Podcast

For all things on The Shadow, fans of the old pulp character should listen in to Barry Reese's weekly podcast. He reviews individual stories, covers the news on pulps and comic books featuring the character, and offers intelligent insight on the plots, aides, allies, and villains. Lots of fun. Don't miss an episode!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Pangaea: Eden's Planet

A love story – 250 million years in the making!

Pulp adventure returns to science fiction in “Pangaea: Eden’s Planet”.
Seven astronauts en route to Mars encounter a time warp in space that disables their ship. Crash landing on Earth, they discover an alien planet sixty million years before the dinosaurs. Pangaea, the super continent, is filled with danger and terror, as they must survive against fierce reptiles that ruled the Earth 250 million years in the past!

Available on Kindle for $2.99, with a cover by Teresa Tunaley.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sugar And This Week's Ratings

When I mentioned somewhere else that I spent the day yesterday cleaning dog poop out of the yard, someone said, "I didn't know you had a dog." Well, that gives me an opportunity to show everyone a picture of my Black Lab, Sugar, this morning. My Amazon Ratings are below the picture.

This Week’s Ratings

#1) Lost Land of Jur 120,302 (Self published on Kindle)
#2) Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth 132,549 (NTD)
#3) Guns of The Black Ghost 294,100 (Self published on kindle)
#4) Bad Moon Rising 403,298 (Self published on Kindle)
#5) Drums of Jur 591,140 (Self published on Kindle)
#6) The Black Shadow 617,899 (Self published on Kindle)
#7) The Soul Stealers 986,134 (Self published on Kindle)

Sadly, that’s it this time; only seven titles are still rated fairly high on Amazon. As has been common lately, it’s the Kindle editions that are moving in better volume. I am tickled that three of the Jur novels are still highly rated. I remember when Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth stayed at #2 at Fictionwise for several months. Unfortunately, the publisher I was with at the time never paid us a cent in Royalties, and I know Fictionwise was paying them (sigh). It was one of those things where the publisher took off for lands unknown, taking the money owed to authors, editors, and artists. Believe me, there is something to be said for self publishing!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Rage by Gene Kerrigan

The Rage (Mystery/Thriller)
By Gene Kerrigan
ISBN #978-1609450922
Europa Editions
Price: $17.00
313 Pages
Ratings 5-Stars

“A Complicated plot that will leave the reader gasping for breath.”

When banker, Emmet Sweetman is murdered, Detective Sergeant Bob Tidey is assigned the case; complicating the murder is a secondary mystery involving small hoods planning an armored car robbery. When the murder bullet is traced, it leads to an older murder case, and now a task force is formed. Detective Tidey and his partner, Rose Cheney are uncovering crooked lawyers and high level influential people involved in a big property scam, but then the case is closed from higher up, which leaves some witnesses vulnerable and Tidey is placed on suspension when he continues the investigation on his own.

Set in Ireland, this novel is a page-turner; well thought out and carried to a thrilling climax. The reader not only follows the police as they search for the killers, but they see the inside workings of the criminal minds. The language is mature, and some of the scenes graphic, but the novel will hold the reader’s interest from beginning to end.