Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Roscoe James Books Now Available

New release from Roscoe James and Liquid Silver Books.  Available Monday evening from

The Madame Ambassador, Princess Peenzan Fanston of the planet Meline, is on a serious and grave mission. Her planet is under attack by the deadliest and most feared fighters in the galaxy – Zandill death warriors – and she’s come to plead her case before the wealthiest and strongest world of all, The United Corporation of Earth. Well, that was the plan.

Sergeant Hillsborough, known simply as “Hill” by his fellow troops in the United Corporation Marine Corps, has been given the lowliest assignment a member of the elite corps fighting force could receive: diplomatic protection in one of the safest places in the galaxy, the flagship of the Director of the United Corporation of Earth. Or so he thought.

Bast, goddess of all Meline, has other ideas. Aside from saving Meline from a Machiavellian plot hatched in the hallowed halls of the very United Corporation of Earth Princess Peenzan hopes to appeal to, they both must face the unknown abyss of undeniable predestined love.

In a time when light speed is measured by multiples of hundreds, and venturing to a faraway planet is as easy and quick as stepping into a transporter, the dangers of saving an entire race of people pales in comparison to understanding the who and why of finding love in all the wrong places.

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Nash Fross, shipping magnate and dreamer, takes more satisfaction from the tomes of Mark Twain than from quarterly reports and bottom lines. His greatest joy in life is the White Swan – the biggest riverboat ever built – and he has a secret.

Teresa Holloway, freelance reporter and Pulitzer anointed, has set off on the White Swan for the cruise of her life in pursuit of the story of her career. A story of pirate’s booty and a modern day shipping magnate with more than just skeletons in his closet.

The bloodline of Nash Fross proves even more dangerous than the eddies and currents of the wide Mississippi, and Teresa Holloway’s piloting skills are put to the test. But charting a course through the black waters of her own heart proves even more dangerous. These two are caught up in a pirate’s tale where something more valuable than gold is at stake. The ocean where the battle takes place is a past well hidden and neither gives quarter in their quest for the prize… Love.

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John O'Bannon, ex-Chicago homicide detective, moved to the sultry riverfront of Vicksburg, Mississippi dreaming of a slow paced life in semi-retirement. He figured his days as a private eye taking pictures of cheating spouses for divorce lawyers and recovering lost family jewels would both pay the bills and allow time to enjoy life in the slow lane of southern country comfort. He thought it was business as usual when he agreed to meet the mysterious Southern belle Jeri Lynn Lee at a local eatery.
He was wrong, on all counts

At the behest of one of the local gentry, Judge Horatio Robert Lee, and with the help of Hushi Humma, a sexy and fascinating half Choctaw Indian woman, John is forced to confront past failures and unlock the secrets of Deer Run Falls. He must choose one, dangerous lust or the promise of love, no matter how deadly the consequences.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Five Star Review!

Brought to you by Romance Studio

The White Swan

Roscoe James

Contemporary erotic romance

Available from Liquid Silver Books

ISBN: 978-1-59578-458-2

July 2008

Nash Fross, owner of a modified paddle wheel boat is mistaken for a steward by Teresa Holloway, a reporter. Too bad he falls in love and never finds a time to tell her the truth. To make matters more interesting Jean Lafitte and the two loves of his life are detailed in a side story. What could these people almost two hundred years apart have in common?

Roscoe James does his usual fantastic job in this Mississippi River Tales book. I grew up near the Mississippi and appreciate the rich history, awesome vistas and great background information woven into the telling of the tale. The story of Nash and his heritage as direct descendant of Lafitte is done well. Teresa's story of her childhood and travels in war torn worlds as an independent reporter are heartbreaking but give us a better idea of where she's at in her life. The two together are magic, erotic and sizzle with the hot romance.

Even though the author takes a smidgeon of leeway with the timing and history of Jean Lafitte, what he does is even more interesting than reality. We get a whole other sizzling romance with Jean, Catherine and Elizabeth.

The two stories overlap with Nash being a direct descendent of the pirate. Besides that, Teresa is interested in the story of Lafitte's treasure. As is usual when money is involved we get suspense, intrigue and some nasty villains.

This is great romance full of feisty, sexy and interesting characters. The dialogue can be hot, sexy, fun, funny, loving and the good things that make a story feel like reality. The whole book is woven so well this is darned good entertainment.

Overall rating: Five Hearts

Sensuality rating: Explicit
Reviewer: Dee DaileySeptember 16, 2008

A Book of a Different Stripe

Read a good book lately? You know – you find them on bookshelves in libraries and bookstores, on the nightstand beside your bed, in the back of the closet taking up space, stacked in a corner of the garage (read those, now what do I do with them?), in your carryon while traveling, in the beach bag, beside your favorite chair, on the kitchen counter, on the coffee table, and just about anyplace else you can put something down.

Books. We love them. One of the defining characteristics of an advanced civilization. The Egyptians and Mayans had them. As a society we buy them by the truckload. Literally. Millions and millions of them every year. We read em and… well, then we’re through with them. From tree to paper to print to read to…

Did you know there are other types of books? Books with pages that never yellow, covers that never get torn off, corners that never get dog eared? As a matter of fact I have 382 books right here on my desk. How much do 382 books weigh? How big is my desk? How do I keep track of them all? Here’s a better one for you. Every time I travel I take them with me. Yep. All 382 make whatever pilgrimage I happen to embark on.

And what authors are in my library? A lot. From Shakespeare to Clancy, James (as in Roscoe) to Coots. A little Twain, a lot of Dickens, a touch of Verne, and even Emily Bronte just to name a few.

Nope, I don’t have a small army of Sherpas following me around. No big steamer trunks that cost all that extra freight. My brother doesn’t have to rent a U-Haul every time I stop in to say hi.

They’re a book of a different stripe. A book that can’t be weighed, a book that is just as new and complete twenty years from now as it was the day I bought it. I would guess that considering my son, your daughter, maybe even you carry around a thousand plus songs at any given time none of this should come as a surprise. That’s right – the book has gone the way of the iPod. Well, not exactly the iPod but you can read them on any manner of handheld electronic equipment. Even your PDA.

E-books. Electronic books. A book that you don’t have to go to a bookstore to buy. A collection of books that are measured and weighed in terms of bits and bites of space on storage media. A book that weighs as much as whatever you happen to be reading it on. If I wanted I could buy a hundred books today and never leave my office. And guess what… free delivery is included and immediate.

This is the book of the future. I’ve included a few pictures here of what’s available in the market as dedicated e-book readers. As an author I sell books not e-book readers so I'm not giving brand names or blurbs. I just wanted you to get a look at the latest in reading. Some really neat stuff. Of course we’re all waiting for the price to come down. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an e-book today – no special reader needed. Just download to your PC and you’re all set.

So, why would you want an ebook? As you discover this still young, but growing industry while surfing the Internet, you will discover ePublishers and eBookstores gradually growing in numbers.

Excellent, talented authors take their books to the Net, market/promote and sell those books. As you journey through the ePublishing world you will find outstanding, spell-binding reads all at the tip of your finger.

What are you waiting for? Just search e-books and get started today. Of course, you could always stop over at one of my publishers ( and pick up one of my favorite authors – me. Okay, a shameless plug but I do hope you check out the exciting world of electron books. Have fun and tell ‘em Roscoe sent ya.

Thanks for dropping by.

Roscoe James