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Call of Kythshire 

Determined to unravel the truth about what happened, Azi enlists the help of her best friend Rian. As a Mage Apprentice and the guild leader’s son, Rian makes a valuable ally, but sparks fly when the line between friendship and love gets blurred.

Azi also gains an unlikely friend in Flit, a mysterious fairy from Kythshire who just happens to show up in her bedroom one day. Together, they work to uncover a sinister plot which threatens both the existence of Kythshire and the peace her people have celebrated for generations.

Call of Kythshire boasts over a dozen beautifully rendered illustrations depicting scenes from the novel in the author’s distinct style.

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SANDMAN 

A serial killer on the loose, a woman with a psychotic stalker and a homicide detective who must find the connection before it’s too late.
He collects women. Imprisons them. Plays with them. Tortures them. He gathers souvenirs. His trophies are many.

LOCK YOUR DOORS AND PULL THE SHADES

Meagan McInnis is being psychologically tormented. Her dog has become restless. He barks incessantly, but when peering out into the darkened abyss, there’s no one in sight. The image of a pair of eyes staring back from the pitch haunts her. The phone startles her awake, only dead air answers her plea. Until the night she stumbles upon a grisly display in her garden.

THE CALLER IS SILENT NO MORE

Seasoned, Homicide Detective, J.J. Thomas, is working his most horrific case to date, and he’s seen some pretty gruesome things in his time. The monster he’s hunting ranks up there with Ed Gein. He wouldn’t be surprised to find lampshades made out of human skin in the psycho’s living room.

THEY CALL HIM THE SANDMAN

With no one else available, Thomas is called out to a crime scene in the wee hours of the morning. He’s told to pass the case off as soon as possible, so he can focus on his own investigation. But that’s before he realizes the ghastly exhibit and his case are linked. Better yet, that Meagan McInnis, is the key to discovering the Sandman’s true identity.

SWEET DREAMS

With his department grossly understaffed, only he and his partner, Shadowhawk, can see to Meagan’s safety. At the same time delve deep into her past to uncover just how she became the obsession of this sadistic killer before she becomes his next prize.

ALL THE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES ARE STAND ALONE. NO NEED TO READ THEM IN ORDER.

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Noble Retribution 

Three people know Jack’s secret. One is with him. Another needs him back in the U.S. The third wants him dead.

Six months is a long time for a guy like Jack to be out of action. His edge has eroded. He is contemplating leaving his old life, slipping away, disappearing for good. But Jack realizes he can’t hide forever. He made a mess, now he has to clean it up. He will repay his debt.

Or die trying.

Fans of Tom Clancy, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp, and Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne will enjoy the Jack Noble series.

Jack Noble Novels in Order:
Noble Beginnings (Jack Noble #1): amazon.com/dp/B009K8RHNQ/
A Deadly Distance (Jack Noble #2) – amazon.com/dp/B00B8548LS/
Thin Line (Jack Noble #3) – amazon.com/dp/B00J3CUI26/
Noble Intentions (Jack Noble #4): amazon.com/dp/B0092ETUTC/
When Dead in Greece (Jack Noble #5) – amazon.com/dp/B00P872Y7M
Noble Retribution (Jack Noble #6): amazon.com/dp/B00AVMTF8U/
Noble Betrayal (Jack Noble #7) – amazon.com/dp/B00CXXUGIS/
Never Go Home (Jack Noble #8): amazon.com/dp/B00FE222U/
Noble Judgment (Jack Noble #9 – amazon.com/dp/B00L3G007I/
Never Cry Mercy (Jack Noble #10) – amazon.com/dp/B01FTILRP4

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Capering on Glass Bridges

Mar, however, is a land in which dark secrets abound, and many will stop at nothing to ensure that it remains forever cursed. Determined to work against Kaia, unfriendly forces have already begun to gather.

Will Kaia choose to abandon the only life she’s ever known—perhaps indefinitely—in pursuit of the greater good…in pursuit of her purpose?

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Grim Crush 

As a grim reaper, seventeen-year-old Xia has to follow these Rules. But when she meets Shilah, a Native American boy who can see reapers, she figures the rules don’t apply. To find out why he can see her, she pretends to be human, since carrying a scythe probably isn’t the latest teen craze. Things become unnerving as she begins experiencing first-time affection with Shilah, but she’s irreversibly drawn to him. Suddenly Xia finds herself breaking Rule Two, even while collecting dead souls behind Shilah’s back. It isn’t long before she is caught red-handed by the Angel of Death himself, and then not only is her relationship at risk, but also Shilah’s soul. And this leaves Xia wondering: can love overcome Death?

GRIM CRUSH is a teen paranormal romance that shows how love can transcend the boundary between life and death.

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The Getaway

A series of violent and highly successful bank robberies have been carried out across the city, all by the same five-man team. Millions of dollars have been stolen. The thieves are slick, efficient, well-organised and vicious. The FBI are getting nowhere in tracking them down. With pressure from Washington mounting and the heists continuing, the Feds desperately search for any leads.

They need results and they need them fast.

Across the city, Sam Archer is in town for a funeral. At the service, he is approached by an old family friend who works out of the FBI’s New York Office. He’s leading the case against the thieves and has a proposition for Archer. He needs the English counter-terrorist cop to go undercover, and try to get inside their circle. Make contact and gain their trust. Find out the secrets of their success. Given his English accent and his cover story, it’s a solid plan. They’ll never connect him to the FBI. Nevertheless, Archer is ready to refuse, but his old acquaintance tells him something else, a shocking revelation that ties Archer to this case personally. It’s all the convincing he needs.

He agrees to the plan, and goes undercover.

As he establishes contact with the crew and gets deeper and deeper, Archer learns they’re planning to leave the city for good in just a matter of days, but only after performing two final spectacular heists. In a race against time Archer is forced to think on his feet or be killed as he gets caught up in the lethal crossfire between the thieves and law enforcement, none of whom know who he really is. As the clock ticks towards the thieves’ departure and as the stakes get higher and higher, Archer must both find a murderer and prevent two of the biggest heists in the history of New York City.

Before the thieves make their final getaway.

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Don’t Read After Dark

From the #1 bestselling author in Horror, Men’s Adcventure, War, and Techno-thrillers, Carolyn McCray, comes a horror collection to keep you up all night long if you dare!

**Warning, this collection is not for the squeamish or faint of heart. There is graphic violence, rough language, and blood to spare. Please do not buy this book if you are easily offended or terrified! However if you enjoy Saw/Hostel-style horror and a good slasher flick, read on!

Praise for Carolyn’s Horror Stories…
“Oh, unless you have a strong stomach, you probably will not want to eat anything while reading this book. It is very, very graphic and will most likely give me nightmares. Supper is about a group of college kids who go out on a fact-finding vacation during spring break. They find more than they’re looking for when they run out of gas on a dark deserted, creepy part of nowhere. Deliverance and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes to mind. But things aren’t always what they seem. Get’s ya in the mood for a ghoulish Halloween. Baaahaaaahaaaha!”
Rileybug
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“I am an avid reader always looking for something original and fresh. Well, Carolyn Mcray is it!! By accident I came across this author, she may have been recommened to me by Amazon itself. This summer she was my go to author could not get enough of her books, or short stories!!! With this short story you have the Texas Chain Massacre family meets the 2012 Cannabalistic Tullocks Farm. It’s faced paced, gory, and at times a funny, especially when the “tables” are turned. That’s when it becomes twisted!!! This is all I will say. Some of the reviews I’ve been reading lately are telling me the whole entire story. What’s the point??? Could not put it down. This short story actually leaves a possible opening end for a sequel. If you like this then next step is to buy her novel “Plain Jane” You will love it!!!!”
Robin Lee
Amazon Reviewer

This collection includes…

Fresh Meat (a horror novella): Serial Killer Death Match, need we say more?
Widowmaker (a full-length horror novel): A thriller for horror fans
All Hallow’s Eve (a full-length horror novel): The one night it is BAD to be good!
Salechii (a full-length novel): A shark park. What could go wrong?
Club Death (a horror novella): Come for the dancing. Stay because, well, a madman has you trapped inside
Rook (a horror novella): Let’s stop the Apocolypse, people! Supernatural humorous horror
Supper: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre style short story

More praise for McCray’s horror…

“Scary and smart, All Hallow’s Eve is perfect for anyone who wants to read a horror story that hits them in the gut. From the intricate psychopathology of the serial killer, to the hair-raising tension, to the skewering of pop culture, All Hallow’s Eve is simply a great read.”
Your Need To Read
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“This was surprisingly creepy. Usually by about half way through a book like this you know who the killer is. I really didn’t connect the dots on this one… Just what a demented serial killer needs to round up a group of teens for the slaughter. The author did not pull any punches in the way the victims died… But what I liked best was that the killer was completely
unrepentant, there was no oh gee moment at the end where the killer realizes he was doing something wrong and is sorry. If it is a horror book, horrify me. This one did.”
Avid Reader
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Empire of Bones 

Commander Jared Mertz, the bastard son of the emperor, and his half-sister, Princess Kelsey, barely speak to one another. To their dismay, their father seizes an opportunity to change that and sends them on a dangerous quest to explore the fallen Empire.

Separated from home by an impassable gulf and struggling to redefine their relationship, they find themselves thrust into a vicious war. Unless they work together to stop the Empire’s deadly legacy, billions face a horrific fate.

I read a near-finished version of Empire of Bones voluntarily to help the author see if everything was ship-shape (known as a beta read, kind of like a beta for a game or early screening for a movie). I am not the author’s neighbor, brother, father, uncle, father’s uncle’s brother, or a paid for reviewer from Indonesia.

Why I say this is Amazon *will not* flag me as a ‘verified purchaser’ of Empire of Bones, but I assure you I read this and did so with a *critical eye* — hell, that was my job as a beta reader!

Empire of Bones was the first space opera type story I had read in a while and it got me excited about the genre again. There is nothing quite like the mysteries of open space and the dangers of what’s around the ‘corner’ at the next, unexplored, jump point.

Exploration, mystery, derelict craft, and some nasty bad-guys make for a tight book, but more importantly, the characters make it sing. I found myself taken in by the plight of Jared Mertz — being the bastard son of an emperor ain’t easy — and his half-sister Princess Kelsey as they get involved in old mysteries (what happened to the old empire, where the hell are we, why is that ship trying to blow us up) and take what could be a one way trip to a forgotten part of space.

The pace is right on — meet new people, spend some time with them, and then off they go to see new places. Gets hot’n’heavy by the midpoint and then wraps up with a bang. No wasted passages of meaningless drivel here. Every word advances the people or the plot, and when the space-dookie hits the warp-fan, you will feel like you know the characters. And there is little better than watching characters you like kick some rear when the time for rear-kicking comes!

In the end, if space exploration, the search for an ancient and collapsed empire of man, solid characters, and some good ‘splody action bits is your thing, you will do well to give this a read.

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Dangerous Habits

A dead nun, a smart reporter, a stunning climax.

Equal parts smart and smartass, reporter Leah Nash is rarely at a loss for words. But when she receives a cryptic message from a nun asking for help, just hours after the woman’s body is pulled from the river, Leah is stunned.

The dead woman was on staff at DeMoss Academy, a residential school for troubled kids run by an order of Catholic nuns. Leah’s self-destructive younger sister Lacey had died there five years earlier.

The nun’s note and an old newspaper clipping attached to it propel Leah into a search for the truth about her sister’s “accidental” death. But it’s a mystery no one wants her to pursue. Not her publisher, who orders her to stop making waves. Not the director of DeMoss Academy, who’s concerned about the school’s reputation. Certainly not the politician’s wife worried about Lacey’s connection to her husband.

As Leah starts closing in on the real story behind her sister’s death, someone starts closing in on her. And just when she’s got it all figured out, a shocking revelation changes everything.

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Language in the Blood

The story follows Cameron as he comes to terms with his new ‘life’, from his first days as a hapless vampire in war-torn France to the glamorous modern day setting of the Côte d’Azur. Along the way, he develops a distinctive taste for the finer things in life: jewels, yachts, small dogs and champagne-infused human…

About the author
Angela Lockwood-van der Klauw was born in the Netherlands. She learned her trade as a jeweller and gemmologist at the Vakschool Schoonhoven before moving to Edinburgh as an apprentice jeweller. There she met and later married her husband Adam. Angela ran her own jeweller’s shop in Edinburgh for ten years before she and her husband moved to the south of France in 2011. Like Cameron, Angela prefers the climate there, but often thinks about the town she left behind and its people.

Cameron’s story was born in the spring of 2013, a very wet spring during which Angela found herself climbing the walls, frustrated that she couldn’t go out and have her usual long walks along the seafront. Seeing his wife’s frustration, Adam suggested ‘Why don’t you write a book?’

Angela thought about it for a few days, then switched on her laptop and started writing. This is her first book.

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LILI: Love, Suspense, and Redemption of the True Kind

A beautiful, razor-sharp story of love and fateful struggle, set against the raw and vibrant human landscape of Jaffa

On what should have been an ordinary day, the extraordinary happened. A run-in with one of society’s most vulnerable, catapults an ascetic from his seemingly normal life into the dark underbelly of society.
However, this is not him who is going to be changed.

In a ruined part of Jaffa, Adon stumbles upon a shocking scene, and seconds before deadly violence erupts, he gives all the money he carries and buys a young prostitute’s way out of the clutches of a sadistic and dangerous pimp.

However, Adon gets more than he bargained for when Lili’s baggage holds more than just her bewilderment and troubled past, when her criminally violent pimp Shuki enters his life.

As their lives play out against the sharp and dynamic backdrop of Jaffa, Lili, Shuki, and Adon cannot help but be affected by the unyielding tapestry of life stories and people with whom they come into contact.

A stark and riveting account of the human experience in its many moving parts, Lili is the story of a man who changes the world around him, one soul at a time.

Author Shlomo Kalo delivers another thought-provoking masterpiece that richly explores the zeniths of man’s compassion, and the depths of his depravity. A master of craft, Kalo employs honesty in conveying the rich layers of the human experience, and the delicacy by which their various struggles paints the city of Jaffa in vibrant hues of struggle and hope.

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The Glooming 

The end of the world is finally here. And it will be nothing like what you’d expect.

All over the earth, strange and horrific events begin to unfold. A US combat team in Iraq comes under attack from mystical forces, an anthropology professor has an eerie encounter at Stonehenge, a runaway teen finds a very strange pet in Arizona, a young orphan in Siberia meets a terrifying old woman, and a pair of NYPD detectives discovers the ghastly doings of a supernatural cult.

A large and diverse group of characters struggle to survive as civilization begins to collapse all around them. As each one realizes their true potential, every one of them must go through a personal, danger-filled journey in order to turn back the sweeping tide of chaos and destruction that threatens the entire world as we know it. Many will die, others will be corrupted, and the remaining few will be the humanity’s only hope.

For the old gods have returned to cleanse the earth, and their revenge will be swift and merciless.

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Sold Out

An intrepid, tireless reporter, seeking the truth.

A CIA hunter-killer group, who will stop at nothing to silence the story.

This is the book you’ve been looking for: a deep, dark conspiracy that should delight those who loved the Jason Bourne movies, as well as fans of authors Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy, and Stephen Hunter. You won’t believe what happens when free speech slams into the messy realities of national security.

Meet Nick Woods, a former Marine Scout Sniper, who used to be one of our country’s greatest operatives.

Meet Allen Green, a ballsy reporter in his fifties, who’s desperate to break the biggest story since Watergate.

Nick is in hiding, living under an alias, and believes he’ll never be found. Allen is opposed to all violence and believes he will never use a gun against someone.

Both couldn’t be more wrong….

“Sold Out” is an epic, fast-paced story that will leave you breathless, waiting to see what happens next. It’s also the first book in the spectacular Nick Woods Marine Sniper series (fourth book to land in Summer, 2016).

The Nick Woods series has remained in the Top 100 on Amazon for more than three years. The series has also been picked up by Audible.com for a multi-book audio deal.

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Bloody Mary – A Thriller

Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary–the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels.

Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial killers in recent memory–a killer for whom getting caught is only the beginning…

Lt. Jacqueline Daniels is going through something of a mid-life crisis. Surrounded by friends and co-workers who mean well but who have the same kind of troubles, the last thing she needs is a crazed, limb-severing killer in town. And to make matters worse, the clues being left at the crime scenes are objects that once belonged to Daniels. The only thing more shocking and surprising is the identity of the killer.

It looks like the crime is solved at one point, but then the legal system inserts it twist on the trial, expert witnesses get led down a merry path, and Daniels watches as everything falls apart around her.

Konrath has masterfully written this sometimes gory tale in a way that leaves the reader as mystified in the beginning as the characters in the story. With a breathtaking ending, followed by a heartfelt decision or two from Daniels, this book provides as satisfying a read as any book can. Get it as soon as you can.

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She Sins at Midnight

With her fifteenth high school class reunion on the horizon, Lila finds herself at a crossroads. More than anything she wants to go home and see her childhood friends but is embarrassed that she hasn’t accomplished the things she feels she should have by this time in her life; mainly marriage and children.

After another brutal run-in with Melinda Forrester, Oscar nominated actress and client of her boss, Josh Furber, Lila decides that fleeing Hollywood for a month is the best thing for her. Lila packs her bags for her childhood home of Bentley Hills, sure that her friends and family will be the touchstone of normalcy that she so desperately needs. What she doesn’t expect is that Melinda will follow her and a tabloid media circus will ensue!

Not only does Lila discover that her home is nothing like she remembers, but she meets and falls in love with the very man that inspired the hero in her novel.

She Sins at Midnight is full of laugh out loud hijinks that will make you never look at Hollywood the same way again!

Author, Whitney Dineen, swears that this novel is based purely on fiction and that any characters bearing any resemblance to any celebrities you know are completely and totally fictitious; even though she spent eighteen years in La La Land, with a celebrity client base for her real job…

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Destiny

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Vampire for Hire: Books One and Two

Over two million copies sold! Multiple USA Today bestsellers. #1 in Vampire Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Women Sleuths! The #1 vampire series for three straight months!

Included in the set are the first two novels in the “Vampire for Hire” series. All for one low price!
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MOON DANCE (Vampire for Hire #1)

Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn’t exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.

VAMPIRE MOON (Vampire for Hire #2)

Sequel to Moon Dance, private investigator Samantha Moon finds herself hunting down a powerful crime lord and protecting an innocent woman from her ruthless ex-husband—all while two very different men vie for her heart. And as the stakes grow higher and her cases turn personal, Samantha Moon will do whatever it takes to protect the innocent and bring two cold-blooded killers to justice—her own brand of justice.

**Acclaim for the Novels of J.R. Rain**

“Gripping, adventurous, and romantic—J.R. Rain’s The Lost Ark is a breakneck thriller that traces the thread of history from Biblical stories to current-day headlines. Be prepared to lose sleep!”
—JAMES ROLLINS, international bestselling author of Altar of Eden and The Doomsday Key

“I enjoyed Moon Dance immensely!”
—PIERS ANTHONY, New York Times bestselling author of A Spell for Chameleon and On A Pale Horse

“Impossible to put down. J.R. Rain’s Moon Dance is a fabulous urban fantasy.”
—APRIL VINE, author of The Midnight Rose and Blindfolded by Lust

“Moon Dance is absolutely brilliant!”
—LISA TENZIN-DOLMA, author of Understanding the Planetary Myths and The Dolphin Experience

“Moon Dance is a must read. If you like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, be prepared to love J. R. Rain’s Samantha Moon, vampire private investigator.”
—EVE PALUDAN, author of Letters from David and The Romance Writer’s Pink Pages

“J.R. Rain is the new modern master of vampires.”
—H.T. NIGHT, bestselling author of Vampire Love Story and Winning Sarah’s Heart

“Powerful stuff!”
—AIDEN JAMES, bestselling author of Plague of Coins and The Vampires’ Last Lover

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Karma

Now, I’m surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who’s a bit of a tramp,
and Murphy’s Law, who’s a bumbling oaf. But the worst is Fate. He’s got a problem with transfers like myself, and I have to see him constantly. It’s unavoidable. We’re hunting the same man, my murderer.

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 72,000

Reading Order:
Karma
Jinxed
Fated
Dead Ink (A romantic spinoff, which can be read alone or after Fated to avoid spoilers)

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Sarah Woods Mystery Series 

This three pack volume set features:
(Books 4-6)
A Taste of Sin (Book 4)
Shattered trust, sex tapes, and tainted libations ratchet up the stakes in A Taste of Sin. This fourth installment of the Sarah Woods Mystery Series finds Sarah engrossed in an emotional case involving a dying wife and a husband suspected of speeding her demise. Already ensconced in another case, the budding sleuth must help determine the relationship’s true nature before it reaches a tragic end.

The Masque of Innocence (Book 5)
Obsession, greed, and indecent exposure…
When the high-profile wife of an investment banker goes missing, local authorities team up with Sarah Woods and her partner Carter to solve the crime. The pair must track down a list of suspects including an abusive husband, a stalker, and a mysterious guest at a masquerade ball. Will Sarah uncover the truth behind the disappearance, or will coincidence and circumstance convince her to pursue a masque of Innocence?

The Art of Duplicity (Book 6)
Art, conspiracy, and murder …
When respected gallery owner Glenn Fleming is shot during a robbery, the thief makes off with valuable artwork and vanishes without a trace. To the cops, it looks like a robbery gone sour, but with no suspects or evidence the case goes cold. Reeling from the death of her husband and lack of answers, Elizabeth seeks the help of local private investigators Sarah and Carter. As the case gets under way, it becomes apparent that Glenn’s death was no accident. Sarah must follow her instincts to uncover the truth about a conspiracy that involves the art community, a notoriously dangerous bookie named Dunk, and a dark secret from Glenn’s past.

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Welcome to Town 

Will Walker is a drifter who finds himself stuck. He’s trapped in Town, an impossible place ripped from 1920s small-town America and dropped into a nightmare. Monstrous beasts attack Town’s citizens, while the people fight for survival and to maintain the semblance of normalcy they’ve struggled to create.

As Will grapples with his world turned upside down, he must figure out where he fits in or find a way out of Town. Soon he’s thrust into the unlikely role of hero, with the lives of new friends hanging in the balance. But between the secrets and the power struggles, Will begins to wonder which horrors are worse: the monsters outside of Town, or the darker forces at work within.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough to anyone who has ever enjoyed the Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, or really any science fiction or fantasy, and even if you don’t consider yourself a fan of those genres, give it a look, because its quality defies genre stereotypes, as does its content.

I am seriously looking forward to more by this guy (author).

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The Feedback Loop

A ground-breaking LitRPG series set in various virtual worlds!

Quantum Hughes is a maverick. Stuck in a digital dream world, he lives the same day on repeat, battling his way through a gritty noir city known as The Loop only to spawn again the next morning.

Everything changes once he receives a mysterious message from a woman named Frances Euphoria, the first human he’s met in years. Soon, a group of real-life corporate assassins known as Reapers are on his tail, hoping to give him an early retirement. As good as he is at fighting, the Reapers have weapons that could imprison him forever or worse, kill him for good.

A new type of corporate warfare, humor, a city of vice, brutal action, a star-crossed romance that spans two worlds, a cast of unforgettable characters and NPCs – get ready to be hooked on this action-packed science fiction series! Definitely for fans of Philip K. Dick, video games, Ready Player One, Tron, anime, cyberpunk, LitRPG and sci-fi adventure novels.

Download The Feedback Loop and get started right now, tonight, as soon as you humanly can. Book four is out soon, and you won’t believe where this series is going! Discover why the thin line between dream and reality is pixelated.

LitRPG is a new genre of science fiction that merges sci-fi, fantasy, thriller elements and online video games. Expect the unexpected, and be sure to check out the other writers in this blossoming genre.

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The Inconvenient Corpse 

If you like bed and breakfast settings, friendly cats, delightful, quirky characters and a little tea thrown in with your murder, you’ll love The Inconvenient Corpse.
—Bob Avey, author of Beneath a Buried House and Twisted Perception

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Fall From Grace

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The House of Worms

Warning: this grisly novel is not for the timid. The first chapter entices the readers like a bloody fishing lure, and each following chapter drags them deeper and deeper into a swirling maelstrom of horror.

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Just a Closer Walk: Hymns of the West Novella 

Katie and Joanna meet on a train headed to Cheyenne, Wyoming. They start talking and find out they are both headed there to become mail order brides. They quickly become good friends. When they get on a stagecoach with three other young women, Katie becomes suspicious. What is going to happen to them? Or is it really possible that nothing untoward is happening?

This novella is based on minor characters from the novel, The Solid Rock. However, it can be read without reading the novel or the other novellas in the series.

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The Dragon’s Roar 

Men, women, sometimes even children, are accused of being related to the beasts of old and often, if not always, executed for such a vile crime.

And it is in the cold lands of Endrand that the young Alexander Hailstone discovers how unjust these accusations are and finds himself wandering beyond Aenir’s walls after witnessing the death of his mother.

He will realise that, perhaps, he was not wrongly accused after all.

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The Catalyst 

Unfortunately, she realizes that they are now on opposite sides of an escalating war between the Commonwealth Union of Planets and an increasingly dangerous rebel organization.

In trying to find who is threatening her life, they discover a plot to destroy a distant planet – a world inhabited by creatures that are the key to Nova’s survival – and a conspiracy that threatens the stability of the Union Commonwealth.

Can Nova go beyond her strict military training to cooperate with people whom she is sworn to destroy?

“The characterizations are solid, the writing is crisp and fluid, and all of the questions posed within the story are answered. Reher is a great storyteller, and you know they know this from the confidence exhibited in the book.”

“What a fascinating imagination Chris Reher has! … descriptions of all the other worldly beings was a fun mind exercise along with rather exciting adventures. Read it! It is worth the time!”

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Raining Men and Corpses: A Chinese Cozy Mystery 

For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor.

First, she finds the dead body of an ex-lover and becomes the prime suspect to his murder. The only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective to the case and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he’s sending out smoke signals).

Her life careens out of control as her grandma moves into Raina’s postage-stamp-sized apartment, dragging a red suitcase and trouble. As Raina summons her sleuthing skills, she discovers there’s no place for an amateur when it comes to murder.

Raina Sun Mystery series
Raining Men and Corpses
Gusty Lovers and Cadavers
Breezy Friends and Bodies
Balmy Darlings and Deaths

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The Burnside Mystery Series, Boxed Set

POST PATTERN (Book 1):

On a dark Los Angeles freeway, someone fires a gunshot at a local football star.

His family turns to Private Investigator Burnside, a former football star himself, who has recently left the LAPD. As he battles his way through the investigation, Burnside’s own life is repeatedly placed in jeopardy, and the body count starts to pile up.

Burnside encounters beautiful girls, wayward athletes and overworked cops on his way toward finding a killer who knows he’s looking for them. And as he navigates this perilous path, Burnside also comes to grips with a betrayal from his past, one that keeps returning to him, no matter how hard he tries to avoid it.

Set against the sun drenched backdrop of a hot Los Angeles summer, Post Pattern provides readers with an engaging, action-packed story. The novel delivers a smart, sexy plot with crackling dialogue and fascinating characters.

FADE ROUTE (Book 2):

A candidate for mayor has been murdered and there’s one obvious suspect.

But Burnside, the former football star turned private investigator, pushes forward into a harrowing investigation that reveals more and more possible culprits, all with their own motives. As the action intensifies, Burnside himself becomes embroiled in a case which goes beyond just one murder. And when the police suspect he’s a person of interest, Burnside must race against time to find the killer.

With little more to go on than his gut feeling, Burnside pokes at everything around him. Desperately trying to untangle a web of deceit that threatens to destroy him personally, he is also faced with a scenario that could take down an entire community..

BUBBLE SCREEN (Book 3):

It starts with some missing warehouse inventory, but the case quickly moves beyond simple larceny. And when theft turns to murder, the stakes rise dramatically, and the action intensifies.

The story leads Private Investigator Burnside onto the trail of some people who will do anything to acquire money — and they will use any means necessary to keep it. And as he plunges into the investigation, Burnside also has to make a life altering decision about his own future.

Interweaving the world of business with the world of football, Bubble Screen is set in the heart of Los Angeles. It is a captivating thrill ride that combines fascinating characters, wry humor, and an explosive ending that is both stunning and unexpected.

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Schooled in Deception: A Michael Bishop Mystery

Pucci has an appealing style. The plotlines are never rushed, but steadily pull you in ever deeper. In Schooled, the theme of masks was thought-provoking. He writes with a purpose to not only to tell a story, but maybe to make you remember some things you once knew and somehow managed to forget.

Here’s hoping we see more Michael Bishop mysteries…and here’s hoping we get to read more Anthony Pucci.

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Dark Promise 

Before her birthday, she finds out that the person that has been watching her, is her birth mother, Azura, who claims that both of them are fairies. According to Azura, the blue birthmark on Rylie’s face means that she is an Aurorian, a special fairy that will have great powers.

Azura tries to warn Rylie that dark fairies will be after her. Rylie’s birth father made a deal with Varwik, the king of dark fairies, that Rylie would belong to him.

When she turns sixteen, Rylie sprouts wings and notices facial differences. She will able to hide her appearance from humans, but won’t be able to hide from other fairies. Some fairies find out about her, and she is taken to Varwik’s castle, where she is to wed Kallan. Will Sierra find out how to escape her father’s dark promise?

I absolutely loved the Keegan Chronicle’s series, and I thought this cover was absolutely beautiful. I’m so glad the authors picked fairies to write about. I haven’t read many fairy books. The only other series I’ve even started about fairies is the ones by Aprilynne Pike.

I don’t know how Rylie/Oleander could deal with finding out that her parents weren’t really her parents and being a fairy. I did like Adam, but I definitely find Kallan intriguing. I guess I am rooting for Kallan, even though I do think Adam is nice.

Kallan just has a little something extra that I haven’t seen in Adam yet. I loved the descriptions of the fairy world, and all of the little piskies. I can’t wait until the next one! This was definitely a quick read. I was so upset when it was over. Hopefully, it won’t be too long of a wait for the next book.

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The Sisterhood: Book One 

The Sisterhood tells the story of what becomes possible when intelligence and hope are channeled into an outrageous mission. Founded by Vivian Delacroix – The Sisterhood Foundation is a non-government organization funded by MSK Incorporated, a massive multinational built over decades by an organization of black women. The women invest billions into leading edge technology, pooling their profits into communities, schools, and treatment centers in the battle against Cocanol, a new and addictive drug.

The group is overwhelmingly successful until their progress is noticed by the Raptor, a ruthless enemy with pawns in the US government and ties to the Cocanol manufacturers and international power houses intent on controlling the world. As a first step in a war on the Sisterhood, Vivian is assassinated, triggering a Homeland Security investigation, a Senate inquiry, and a series of increasingly dangerous events.

To survive, the women, led by Chief Security Officer Tonia Rawlings, must fight against unseen forces. Battling across a public stage of media coverage and Wall Street, the women rush against all odds to outwit their foes – even as they execute the final stage of Vivian’s secret plan.

As their enemies draw near, the women risk everything, testing the bonds of faith, marriage and friendship. Along the way, they discover awful truths, make strange alliances and learn why they are the most dangerous women the world has ever seen. Together, they put everything on the line – testing themselves and the limitations the world tries to place on them

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A Peek at Bathsheba 

This standalone novel is also volume II of The David Chronicles. It is told candidly by the king himself, using modern language, to indicate that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now. Listen to his voice as he undergoes a profound change, realizing the magnitude of his sin, and the curse looming over his entire future.

If you like ancient historical fiction about court intrigue, this king David novel has a modern twist like no book you have read before. Describing king David’s wives in the context of a forbidden love romance, it gives a grand twist to this series, which is one of historical fiction series best sellers of all times.

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The Girl from the Sea

A chilling suspense story of wounded hearts and dark secrets.

Washed up on the beach, she can’t remember who she is. She can’t even remember her name. Turns out, she has a perfect life – friends and family eager to fill in the blanks.

But why are they lying to her? What don’t they want her to remember?

When you don’t even know who you are, how do you know who to trust?

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Living with Timmy

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Burned by Magic: a New Adult Fantasy Novel 

In the city of Solantha, mages rule absolute, with shifters considered second-class citizens and humans something in between. No one outside the mage families are allowed to have magic, and anyone born with it must agree to have it stripped from them to avoid execution.

Sunaya Baine, a shifter-mage hybrid, has managed to keep her unruly magic under wraps for the last twenty-four years. But while chasing down a shifter-hunting serial killer, she loses control of her magic in front of witnesses, drawing the attention of the dangerous and enigmatic Chief Mage.

Locked up in the Chief Mage’s castle and reduced to little more than a lab rat, Sunaya resists his attempts to analyze and control her at every turn. But she soon realizes that to regain her freedom and catch the killer, she must overcome her hatred of mages and win the most powerful mage in the city to her side.

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Noble Justice: Jack Noble & Corps Justice Bundle

NOBLE BEGINNINGS (JACK NOBLE #1) – over 440 5-star reviews!

In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on-loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq.

Jack and his partner Bear have a run-in with four CIA special agents over the treatment of an Iraqi family. Within hours Jack and Bear are detained.

All Jack wanted was to finish his enlistment and move on with his life. All he did was intervene and save a family from unwarranted violence at the hands of four CIA agents. But he soon discovers that he did far more than intervene. He has placed himself dead square in the middle of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the U.S. government.

This Jack Noble political thriller is not for the faint of heart!

A DEADLY DISTANCE (JACK NOBLE #2) – over 200 5-star reviews!

Washington, D.C. Midday. A man waits at a bus stop, his intentions unknown. Two government operatives have been stalking him for days, waiting for him to make his move. Unexpectedly, the man takes off running and heads for a deserted warehouse.

Jack Noble and his partner, Frank Skinner, believe the man to be part of a terrorist organization that is involved in smuggling drugs and guns and men into the country. But it turns out their plan involves far more export than import, and hits a lot closer to home.

As the case in this explosive action thriller unfolds, the man behind it all reaches out to Jack with a simple message… 37 hours.

BACK TO WAR (Corps Justice #1) – over 110 5-star reviews!

A Marine’s girlfriend murdered…
A gang on the rise…
A warrior takes the battle to the enemy…

In a bloody gang initiation gone wrong, Former Marine Staff Sergeant Cal Stokes simultaneously loses his fiancé and is thrust into America’s unforgiving criminal underbelly. Never one to back down, the Navy Cross winner is forced to use the skills honed in the Marines along with the assets of his deceased father’s company, Stokes Security International (S.S.I.), to track down his enemy and penetrate the ruthless world of criminal violence. He must seek his own brand of justice…

Corps Justice.

COUNCIL OF PATRIOTS (Corps Justice #2) – over 90 5-star reviews!

A beautiful woman butchered…
A Congressman blackmailed…
A secret cabal of Japanese imperialists…

A small group of retired politicians form to protect America. The Council of Patriots is born. Former Marine Cal Stokes, and his team at SSI, head to Las Vegas, to uncover an invisible enemy that threatens to infiltrate the Democratic National Convention. What is their endgame, and more importantly: Who is the American politician pulling the strings?

With assassins around every corner, and a supposed ally manipulating both sides, Stokes must carefully utilize his team and the Council to stop the rise of a new empire.

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After Days: Affliction

Discover the harrowing dystopian trilogy destined to become an instant classic.

“Exceptional!…an exhilarating ride…brilliantly constructed and endlessly entertaining.”

15 year old Isaac Race has already lost everyone close to him. He is about to lose a lot more. We all are. A mystery outbreak sweeps North America, it is chilling in both its speed and deadliness. The odd thing is though, it is only fatal to adults. Too late it becomes clear to authorities that the virus is man-made, a biological weapon, and that the United States is at war…a war it has already lost.

As his country is invaded and occupied, Isaac must lead a ragtag group of survivors across three states in the depths of winter, avoiding not only the invaders, but also other dangers unleashed in a world suddenly deprived of adults and authority, to a safe haven that may not even exist.

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What Hurts the Most

Engrossing mystery from an Amazon ALL-star Best-selling author.

You will never guess the ending!

Am I pretty?

Imagine being asked that question standing face to face with a killer. What would you answer?

While her life is going from bad to worse, journalist Mary Mills receives a phone call from her father telling her that her brother has been arrested for murder. Mary decides to go back to her hometown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, which she left twenty years back and has never visited since.

Working with her old friends from the 7th Street Crew, she tracks down the most disturbing and surprising killer this town has ever faced before a shocking conclusion turns everything upside down for them.

Determined to solve the murder and to have her brother acquitted, Mary is forced to face demons from her past she never thought she would have to again.

˃˃˃ What Hurts the Most is a chilling, fast-paced story of murder and revenge.

It’s the first in Willow Rose’s new series about Mary Mills and her childhood friends from 7th Street. It is full of the twists and turns that Willow Rose is known and loved for by readers all over the world.

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Contamination Boxed Set 

“Captivating” – Amazon Reviewer
A best-selling series with over 500 5-star reviews!

This specially-priced bundle contains the first four books in the CONTAMINATION series: 

ABOUT CONTAMINATION: The infection has begun, ravaging the American Southwest and leaving a chaos in its wake. In this new world, there will be last meal, no dying wish. The only reward left is to survive another day…

If you like zombie / post apocalyptic fiction I readily recommend this box set. It’s not reinventing the wheel, but the author is competent and keeps the immediately likeable characters hurtling along at a fast pace. Perfect for a holiday read.

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After the Cure

Six years ago, the tiny surviving community of Immune humans found a cure, and the Infected began to wake up and realize what they’d done. And what had been done to them.

Over time, society began to rebuild itself. Now it is ready to judge those responsible for the Plague. Nella Rider, the court psychologist and Frank Courtlen a defense attorney are trying to establish the truth. But more depends on it than they know. They race to find the answers they need before the fragile remains of humanity vanish for good.

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Blast of the Dragon’s Fury

If you loved Harry Potter, you’re sure to love this! Winner of the Readers’ Favorite Five Star Award!

“What a wonderful dragon, fantasy & magic read, it grabbed me from the first lines, and lively writing and dialogue kept me there!” — J. E. Rogers, Author of The Sword of Demelza

“A very exciting dragon book… Refreshingly different from what is out there already!” — Erik Weibel (age 12), This Kid Reviews Books Blog

Ten-year-old Andy Smithson believes he is merely a kid too often in trouble with his overambitious parents–until his destiny as the Chosen One to break a 500-year-old curse is revealed. Swept away to the land of Oomaldee of medieval times, he discovers he must collect several ingredients for a magic potion to defeat the oppressive curse that plagues the land, the first of which is the scale of a red dragon, the fiercest of all dragon species. There’s just one tiny problem, he’s never battled dragons, except in his Dragon Slayer video game. Armed with only his wits, an ancient sword and a magic key, he must overcome grave peril at every turn before he can even attempt the feat. No pressure, but it’s his skill alone that will save – or condemn – the kingdom forever.

“I LOVED it! Totally hooked and want to hear more, especially about the dragons, epic fantasy & magic!” — M. Tate, Book Reviewer

“I was hooked. This is a mythical fantasy & magic series with dragons that goes in a unique direction. The characters were fun and the story kept me guessing… Imaginative and worth checking out.” — Brooke Bumgardner for Brooke Blogs

“This mythical story has plenty of exciting dragon moments and a great deal of humor… Delightful characters including stone statues of knight that come to life, dragons, exciting moments, and plenty of cool dragon extras.” — SP Reviews

“The humor is visible with many clever touches. The characters, especially the dragons, are believable… in this multi-layered, mythical story of dragons.” — Barbara J. Scott, Editor, A Woman’s Write

“…captivated me for the kind of magical dragon characters and whimsical names, especially the dragons…will enthrall any dragon -loving reader…transported from boredom to fun and adventure and makes the story.” –Mamta Madhavan, Readers’ Favorite

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Winter Journey

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Free to Be Tegan: Free from the Cult…to Find Love, to be Herself

Enjoyed Maeve Binchy and Diane Chamberlain? You’ll love “Free to Be Tegan”

”Strong writing, insights, and secrets most of us do not understand flow form the pages of this readable novel.”- Grady Harp, Hall of Fame, Top 100 reviewer, Vine Voice

“This debut novel is a triumph.”

“Loved the book …. I was gripped and couldn’t put it down.”

“It was very thought provoking and emotional with lots of plot twists to keep you on your toes. I highly recommend this book.”

(over 80 Amazon.co.uk reviews average 4.7)

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Warrior Lore: Scandinavian Ballads

The medieval Scandinavian ballads in this collection take the reader back in time into the fells and forests of the far north. They tell stories of champions and fighters, vikings, and trolls, drawing on Norse mythology and heroic legend. There are riddles, and there are appearances from Thor, Loki, Sigurd, and other figures from the myths of the Edda and from history.

Narrative ballads were part of an oral folk music tradition in Scandinavia, and were first written down around 1600, although the ballads themselves are older. These new English verse translations are mainly based on Swedish tradition.

All the ballads included are:
Widrick Waylandsson’s Fight with Long-Ben Reyser; Twelve Strong Fighters; Hilla-Lill; Sir Hjalmar; The Hammer Hunt; The Stablemates; Sven Swan-White; The Cloister Raid; Heming and the Mountain Troll; Heming and King Harald.

“A charming introduction to Scandinavian Lore.” — Sam Smith, in The Journal (once ‘of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry’)

“Plenty of axe-swinging violence. The narratives value the human virtues of cleverness and competition.” — Matthew Rettino, The Vinciolo Journal

“Resplendent with sweeping tales and shield-beating rhythm and meter.” — Liz Ratajczak Ratel

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The Bank of the River

Steven is anticipating a quiet sabbatical at a new home. Recently divorced and with a son in college, he should have plenty of time to himself. Instead, he’s kept up at night by strange knockings – a series of four raps, a pause, and then another four. They arrive every night at the same time.

Steven is determined to find a rational explanation. When the knockings progress to strange apparitions, Steven believes he must have a brain tumor.

His father, Roy, recognizes the problems in Steven’s home because he’s seen them before. Roy has “the gift,” and can enter a place called The River, where he can see things others cannot. In The River, Roy discovers there are far more sinister forces at work in Steven’s home than just ghosts.

Steven shares Roy’s ability, but is skeptical of it. When the apparitions intensify and attack, Steven is forced to learn how to fight back if he wants to save himself and his father.

The Bank of the River is a fast-paced and suspenseful paranormal novel that confronts evil, ghosts, and the dead — and explores the supernatural gifts a father and son use to fight them.

The Bank of the River is the first book in The River series.

Praise for The River Series from Amazon readers
“Truly scary.”

“Finally found a book that got under my nerves!”

“Couldn’t put it down…wanted the story to go on and on.”

“Very few authors can pull me in immediately and make me feel as though I were reading about old friends. Stephen King always has, and I can now add Michael Richan to the list.”

“Awesome ghost story with wonderful characters and a great plot!”

“Some of the most delightful reading I have done in a long time.”

“This was a great horror book. I absolutely loved it, and I know you will too! Keep the lights on when reading!”

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Miranda Warning

But when an anonymous warning note shows up in her best friend Miranda’s mailbox—a note written in a dead woman’s handwriting—Tess quickly discovers that ghosts are alive and well in Buckneck, West Virginia. Hot on a cold trail, she must use limited clues and her keen insight into human nature to unmask the killer…or the next victim might be Tess herself.

Tinged with the supernatural and overshadowed by the mountains’ lush, protective presence, this twisting psychological mystery is the first in A Murder in the Mountains series.

This novel is written from a Christian worldview.

Miranda Warning is a captivating read that grabs you by the hand and jerks you along…An intricately woven plot kept revealing bits of the puzzle while continuing to build the suspense and danger. Thomas and Tess were perfect for each other; the author certainly captured the realism of marriage, the good and bad…it was endearing to see how the entire Spencer family interacted. Miranda Warning was a page-turner for me, and I can only hope Heather Day Gilbert is working on the next installment in the Murder in the Mountains Series.” ~ 5 Star Review from Brenda Casto for Readers’ Favorite, Aug. 2014

“The perfect blend of spine-chilling suspense and cozy mountain mystery, Miranda Warning is that rare novel that has it all: a unique setting, rich characters, and a plot so riveting you can’t look away. Best of all, it has Tess Spencer, a tough young heroine with a tender heart for those she loves and sense enough to pack a Glock when she needs to.” ~Karin Kaufman, author of The Witch Tree, a 2011 Grace Award finalist.

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New Megiddo Rising: An ‘Apostates’ Novella

Fast-forward several centuries and America has become New Megiddo, a theocracy run by the Schrubb Administration, where order is kept using the technology of the [Virtue-Net] to feed the Reverend Wilhelm Wainwright’s sermons to the minds of the people. In the slums, the humble beginnings of an insurgency of Apostates take shape. The cruel and clueless policies of the Church of New Megiddo and the ruling Regime push the disenfranchised masses one step closer to all-out rebellion.

Author Lars Teeney has created a fascinating dystopian world of religious control that is reminiscent of Orwell’s “1984.” Major cities are now mostly slums that are filled with starvation and fear, but the country relies on a controlling, inept president and his pious Deacons who rule with assassins that are poised and ready to stop anyone who goes against them.

This was a gripping novella that featured some brilliant scenarios and a number of entertaining characters—particularly Evan, the boxer. The descriptions are vivid and pulled me into the world of New Megiddo. The writing is evenly-paced and flows very well and dialogue is natural-sounding and helps build the plot nicely. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves dystopian fiction and alternate history.

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Bishop’s War 

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a great suspense novel with an original storyline and plenty of interesting twists and turns, I would highly recommend Bishop’s War!

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Deadly Straits: The Ultimate Terrorist Attack

A great free deal, but that’s not all. Ever wanted to try an audiobook, but thought it was too expensive? Not anymore. Readers in select markets can now add the companion audiobook version of Deadly Straits for up to 90% off the regular price of $24.95, OR even FREE. Here’s how:

Bargain Price Audio – When you download your free book, just check “Add Audible Narration” below the ‘Buy Now’ link in the right sidebar.

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And finally, one last offer to entice you into making the Dugan series your thrillers of choice. During this 5 day limited offer, get the entire three book box set for the cost of a single ebook, or almost 70% off the costs of the books purchased separately. To find out more, just cut and paste this link into your browser: http://geni.us/DuganBoxSet

BOOK DESCRIPTION – DEADLY STRAITS

Compulsively readable. A non-stop thrill ride, from London streets to the Singapore docks, to the decks of the tankers that slake the world’s thirst for oil, with stops along the way in Panama, Langley, Virginia, and Teheran. Deadly Straits is, in the words of one reviewer, “fast-paced, multilayered and gripping.”

WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction) are all around us, hiding in plain sight. One in just the right place will bring the world to its knees. When a cabal of international terrorists engineers not one act of terror, but three, part-time spook turned CIA scapegoat Tom Dugan is the only one with a clue.

But no one will listen. They’re too busy trying to kill him.

Subject matter expert R.E. McDermott uses his thirty years of experience in the global oil trade to craft a suspenseful tale of international intrigue as realistic as it is terrifying. A note from the author:

Like many marine professionals, I’ve long understood the potential for using loaded tankers as WMDs in a terrorist attack. Concerned, but lacking a platform, I decided the best way to raise public awareness of the threat was a book. But I still had a bit of a problem; no one ever heard of me (and most still haven’t). I had no public presence (and didn’t really want one) so I figured I’d reach far more people with an entertaining novel than a non-fiction effort no one was likely to read. Thus, I was putting the finishing touches on the final draft of DEADLY STRAITS when Osama bin Laden was finally sent to his just reward in May of 2011. It came as no surprise to me that among the papers captured in the raid on OBL’s compound were extensive plans for just the sort of attacks portrayed in Deadly Straits.

Deadly Straits is fiction, and Tom Dugan and his supporting cast of heroes and villains are all somewhat larger-than-life products of my overactive imagination. It is a source of some satisfaction that five years and over 1300 reader reviews later, the story has been so well received by a great number of readers. However, the threats described in Deadly Straits are all too real, and my pleasure at the success of the novel is somewhat dampened by the knowledge that nothing has really happened to mitigate those threats. We’ve been lucky. Let’s hope our luck holds.

R.E. (Bob) McDermott – Old Hickory, TN – February 2016

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Rise of the Storm

Prince Kendryk is young, handsome and popular, his kingdom prosperous and peaceful. But in the face of the prophesied apocalypse, he must choose between conscience and power. If he chooses the side of faith, he must defy the ruthless Empress Teodora, ruler of a vast empire, imperiling kingdom and family— but if he chooses the side of power, he risks plunging his world into a darkness worse than war.

The coming conflict will touch the lives of thousands, among them…

Prince Kendryk’s adored wife, Gwynneth, the proud daughter of a king, whose ambition may come at great cost…

Braeden, a violent mercenary, commander of a legendary winged army, who will find himself in the service of an employer he must defy to protect those he holds dear…

And Janna, the merchant’s wife, forced to abandon her home and her way of life, ill-prepared to keep herself and her children safe from the ravages of war…

Projected Five-book series to be read in order:
Book Two: Valley of the Shadow- free when you sign up for my mailing list. Just look inside Rise of the Storm
Book Three: Hammer of the Gods
Book Four: Winter of the Wolf- coming December 2016

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Maternal Harbor

About the Author:

Marie Martin lives in a fertile valley at the base of the Rocky Mountains. She enjoys a quiet life where laughter comes easy, love easier. Marie and her four siblings were raised on ten acres of clump grass and bull pine trees. They roamed nearby creeks, woods, and the cemetery. All places for good fun. Her father worked in a sawmill, and her mother was a librarian; an upbringing that fostered love for people and books. In her blog, Shady Nook, you may read stories of her exceptional childhood growing up in a rich, rural area filled with unique people and a magnanimous landscape known as the Big Sky County.
Marie is the mother of four grown children and shares her life with a side-kick cocker spaniel by the name of Katie Lou. Links to her two blogs are available at http://www.mariefmartin.com

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Homeostasis Lost

As the reality of what has happened comes to light, they begin to leave their homes, some in search of answers, others in desperate need of help. People around them are dying, planes are crashing, riots are forming, and no one can do anything about it.

The three eventually cross paths and head into an uncertain future together in hopes of again finding balance—homeostasis—in this new world without power. That is, if they can survive.

Perhaps one of my favorite things that the author did here was the very minimal use of description. It just wasn’t needed. Character development was absolutely perfectly timed from one chapter to the next, and unlike the numerous series I’ve read, this one didn’t leave me with a feeling that I had to have more. Like a well placed meal, Homeostasis Lost left me feeling satisfactorily full and pleased. I look forward to reading other novels by this author.

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The Living And The Dead

– A brilliant biophysicist on the verge of proving there is no life after death discovers, to his horror, that the dead are determined to stop him …

– An abused small town boy finds a special friend in the woods next to his trailer, but his friend isn’t like other children and cannot leave the woods, not ever …

– A group of determined graduate students seek Bigfoot on a remote Alaskan range seek but discover a monster far more deadly than they ever imagined …

– An elderly store manager, disturbed by a stranger eyeing the armored truck deliveries to his store, decides to take matters into his own hands …

– A beautiful young woman walks the streets of Manhattan at night seeking men, but for her own dark purposes, because for her, night is for hunting …

– A mysterious little girl somehow “invites” herself along on an abduction, leading her captors to wonder who really is in charge …

Five stories of suspense and terror and a short novel exploring the darkness everyone eventually faces when it’s their time to die, THE LIVING AND THE DEAD is a collection one may want to read with all the lights in the house on …

Foreword by James Schannep (INFECTED – Click Your Poison).

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The Galilee Plot

A lethal microorganism, adapted to attack only the DNA of Jews, is running riot in a settlement in Galilee.

Racially motivated biological terror is the chilling specter evoked by renowned storyteller Shlomo Kalo in this fast-moving and thought-provoking novel.

While on vacation in Zurich, an Israeli microbiologist and his wife learn of a frightening development back in their homeland. A former colleague of the husband, now a radicalized Muslim, has set lose from afar a disastrous strain in Israel. The couple along with the Mossad are drafted in to avert disaster.

As the story races from Zurich to Berlin, New York to Israel, the thrilling plot is interlaced with philosophical and spiritual insights about life in today’s chaotic world, as we root for the humorous and harmonious couple to save the day.

“When you sit down to read this book, clear off all the duties you planned for the evening! Kalo writes in a fascinating way, using an exceptional language. If you haven’t read so far any book by Kalo, which is a pity, then this one is a starting point to get to know him!” Danny Beller, Maariv, Israel

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Rush

Fresh out of graduate school, she’s starting the next chapter of her life. In a brand new city, with an amazing apartment and a great new job, everything is under control.

No Problem…right?

All she needs to do is not break any of the ridiculous rules in her lease agreement, help get her best friend through some nasty relationship drama, and stick to her plan…no relationships for at least a year. Easy. Or at least it would be if she could figure out why her heart skips a beat every time she sees her hot new neighbor.

Handsome, funny and always around right when she needs him, the guy next door is like a knight in shining armor. And the tousled hair and sexy glasses don’t hurt either. But while Finn seems like the perfect man, Aspen can’t help but wonder if he’s too good to be true.

When it really counts… can she count on him? Or is Finn using his good guy image to hide the truth?

Rush is a first in a new exciting romantic comedy series with a HEA.
Warning: Rush contains sexually explicit scenes and harsh language. Reader discretion is advised. 18+

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FEARLESS

Every gift has consequences. . .

Tasmyn Vaughn didn’t expect much when her dad’s job moved them to a small town in Florida; it was just another new school. But King is a town founded by magic and steeped in mystery, and soon Tasmyn’s ability to hear others’ thoughts is the least of her worries.

There’s Ms. Lacusta, the science teacher who just might be teaching more than chemistry, and then there’s Nell Massler, the ultimate mean girl whose extracurricular activities include blood rituals. And she wants Tasmyn’s blood next.

Entangled in a web of first love, quirky and secretive townsfolk, magic and blood spells, she discovers the town’s secrets aren’t just bizarre, they’re deadly.

˃˃˃ Editorial Reviews

“This book was total awesomesauce! I loved the story…and while mind reading and witches have been done a lot in YA, this book is still sort of unique, to me at least, because i never read them together before.” — Bemused Bookworm “Sweetswan”

“In the sea of so-so free books, it’s always nice to come across a gem like Fearless. I loved the story, loved the main characters, loved the secondary characters, including all the parents. I’m looking forward to reading more books by this author and will go buy the next one now.” –Dr. Debra

“This book had a lot of things that I love all jammed into one: the fierce protectiveness and possessiveness of a werewolf book. . .the evil nemesis without the POV that I hate, and the YA romance that has butterflies in my stomach for them. So much love for this book — what a great surprise!” –Carrie Williams

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The Collar and the Cavvarach

“Lima has crafted a remarkable book that gives a scary reality to slavery and a well thought out martial art …. This is a good read, the reader will not be disappointed.”

– Stefanie Longwood,  Yellow 30 Sci-Fi Review

“This is one of the most enjoyable books I have read recently, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who enjoys speculative fiction. A rare diamond in the sea of Indie rough.”
-David G. Johnson, author of the Chadash Chronicles

“A fun read …  almost an urban fantasy in another world with strong parallels to ours.  (The author) gets us involved in her speculative world and the story is satisfying with many twists.”
-David Bergsland, author of Daniel’s Mighty Men, radiqx.com

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Search for the Three Horned Rhino

JOIN ANIMAL FRIENDS JOE, SAM, & FRED ON A FUN, ACTION FILLED SAFARI ADVENTURE!

Join Joe the elephant, Sam the dog, & Fred the mouse on a Safari in search of the great three horned rhino! Is it myth or does the three horned rhino really exist? The friends are determined to find out and they want you to come along! There are many choices to make along the way…and each one leads you on a different journey in this exciting Safari adventure!

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A little more about Joe, Sam, & Fred:
Meet Fred the mouse. He’s very determined, resourceful, and ambitious. His goal is to build the tallest cheese tower in the world…and then eat every last bite! Fred has two very good friends…

Meet Joe the elephant. He’s down-to-earth, dependable and a bit stubborn. (Don’t ever mess with a stubborn elephant!) He loves to hang out and make new friends any chance he gets!

And last (but certainly not least!)…..

Meet Sam the dog. He’s enthusiastic, adventurous, and independent. He just loves to play, play, play!

I definitely recommend this book to parents who are looking for an interactive story for their little children.

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The Fourteenth Protocol

After an eleventh terrorist attack, the American people are at a breaking point. But when a fledgling special agent stumbles across the one clue that could break the case wide open, she uncovers a secret CIA spy operation and becomes the only asset that can stop it.

Come inside this spider’s web of espionage, conspiracy and intrigue, and witness young Agent Baker’s struggles against evil and her own fears as they take her to the edge of the abyss; and the clock is ticking.

The first in the series of high-octane espionage spy thrillers

The sequel, Protocol 15, has published!
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100 5-Star Reviews for the unrelentingly fast paced espionage thriller book

CONSPIRACY wrapped by INTRIGUE AND SUSPENSE, then TIED IN KNOTS.”
-– Kevin McLaughlin, Special Agent, DEA

Like David Baldacci thriller book collection all in one. Undoubtedly one of the best spy thrillers I’ve read in years. This spy series is fast paced, unrelenting!”

“…his writing is excellent…this will be a best selling terrorist spy thriller in 2015…makes my top list of espionage thriller books to read.”

“The heroine in peril, Jana Baker, is such a strong female lead character. She’s scared but has the guts of any male special agent. Makes for one of the great thriller books to read.”

“The plot is a mix of James Bond, 24, and Call of Duty.”
— Russ Atkinson, Special Agent, FBI (ret.), thriller book author.

“I am going to blow off work so I can finish reading this spy mystery series. No joke. An intrigue novel that has New York Times bestseller list 2015 written all over it.”

“One of the best new mystery thriller authors…author has hit this one out of the park. One of the best terrorism crime novels I’ve read in years. Can’t wait until this thriller is made into a CIA spy thriller series collection.”

“…a mystery book with an edge of your seat quality that keeps you sucked in.”

“I ended up falling in love with the main characters…definitely a 2015 bestseller.”

“I really hope this kind of thing doesn’t happen in real life. A government conspiracy that leads all the way to the white house and the president, a rogue CIA agent…and just one FBI special agent to stop it.”

“The undercover CIA thing is so realistic. I love finding the bestselling mysteries like this…one of my favorite thriller books to read in 2015.”

“Terrorism, suspense, gunfire, romance…all with a strong female lead character. What else are you looking for? Rivals the New York Times bestsellers by, Brad Thor, or David Baldacci…”

“A CIA spy series to watch.”

“This book is like a Jody Foster / FBI special agent Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs without the lunatic psycho…faced with death and a white house government conspiracy. If this book doesn’t become one of the bestselling mysteries out there, I don’t know what would.”

“I can’t wait for the sequel…another espionage thriller series!”

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STOLEN 

Book Review
READER’S FAVORITE GOLD WINNER 2015

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers’ Favorite

Stolen is a mystery by Dawn Kopman Whidden. When hunters find male victims with gunshot wounds and two traumatised children at a remote cabin, homicide detectives Jean Whitley and her partner Marty Keal are shocked by the things their investigation uncovers. One of the victims was a known pedophile and the other man is his son, Troy, who’s in a critical condition. What’s even more puzzling are the children’s behavior and lack of positive identities. One of the children is a boy with a name tag “Tristan,” who’s unable to speak. Evidence found at the cabin reveals children were abducted from their families and abused. This hits close to home as detective Keal remembers a missing boy from his childhood days. The investigation takes an unusual direction when Troy’s brother, Shane, lurks in the shadows, determined to take his brother and Tristan away from the authorities.

Stolen is a suspenseful mystery, and Dawn Kopman Whidden aroused my curiosity with its great beginning. The story is interesting, realistic and a bit emotional due to the chilling nature of the plot. I like the author’s eye for details, and I think she writes an insightful account of what victims and their families could possibly experience, if faced with this horror. Dawn Kopman Whidden nicely extracts the confusing emotions and thoughts of the characters, and they were convincing in a natural surrounding. Her writing form is fluent and unforced, and I am very impressed with the creative abilities of this author.

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The Knowing: Book One

It starts with a school shooting.
It ends with the return of an evil as ancient as the skeleton of the universe.

In the middle, normal garden-variety people must figure out how to live their everyday lives—how to survive!—after they discover that all those childhood horror stories … well, most of them are true.

Can it possibly be true—seriously?—that invisible monsters prowl among us every day?

That there exists in the real world a winged creature more horrifying than any Hollywood-animated, computer-generated, mechanical unreality?

And that the single-minded mission of that beast—a creation of absolute, soul-less evil—is tokill Jack Carpenter?

That’s crazy! Fairy-tale-science-fiction-horror-movie-bogeyman crap!

Bottom line: it flat-out cannot possibly be true.

But it is.

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The Chronicles of Mara Lantern Series: Books 1 & 2

This 2-book boxset contains Broken Realms (Book 1) and Broken Souls (Book 2).

After a jetliner plunges into the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon, everyone survives. So why do crash investigators have a hangar full of bodies, one for each passenger except Mara? Before the plane goes down, she glimpses a new reality, one with scales and snouts, fangs and gills. She sees a boy running down the aisle carrying a ball of blue light, chased by a girl who could be her clone. By trying to help, she unwittingly unleashes dozens of creatures on an unsuspecting world and sparks a series of events that threatens her life, her family and everything she believes. To save them, she has to embrace a power she cannot comprehend.

As if Mara Lantern doesn’t have enough to worry about. Now, in addition to mastering her new metaphysical powers and having a mentor with a propensity for turning into a dragon, she must deal with mindless rotting people roaming the streets of Portland, Oregon.

Note: This series is best read in order. Readers should begin with Broken Realms (The Chronicles of Mara Lantern, Book 1).

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Purling Road – The Complete First Season: Episodes 1-10

The strain intensifies when a chance encounter with the new sheriff of Rockport sends chills down Caleb’s spine. What is it about Sheriff William that unsettles them all? David’s return to Rockport lands him in the wrong place at the wrong time, but it may just be perfect timing for someone else in need.

A handsome stranger catches the eye of the adorable and frantic Muzzy Brown. What are his intentions in town, and will she slow down long enough to find out? A family secret is discovered in Jonathan’s attic, leading him to question everything he knew about his past.

More secrets from the past are revealed, complicating the group’s lives even further. Aryl is tempted by old demons. Jean’s birth mother’s reputation becomes a source of pain for Jean. The tension between Jonathan and Caleb finally comes to a head.

Will they forgive each other, or will they go their separate ways for good?

Keep up with the characters of 1929 by following them through ten episodes of Purling Road, A 1929 Serial.

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Ivy’s Tangle 

Ivy’s Tangle is the first book in the Legend of the White Sword series.

I’ve always been intrigued by old houses and thought it would be fun to explore one, so that aspect of this novel was a lot of fun. The Inn reminds me a lot of Biltmore Estate (a house in NC), which I’ve toured before. I’m not sure if this Inn is supposed to be quite that big, but it’s what I imagine.

The characters and mystery throughout the story were fun and kept me interested from beginning to end. It felt more like a setup for the next book than an entire standalone story, although I wasn’t disappointed with the ending. Most of the first half or so was leading up to the big reveal toward the end. Jack has stumbled into a mystery far bigger than even he could have imagined. And Ivy, the odd cute girl staying over the summer, is right in the middle of it all.

Jack is the first person narrator of the story, so you have to pick up things and piece the story together from his observations. Sometimes the things that he overlooks can be important, and as a reader you will figure things out before he does. At times I felt that Jack was a little too gifted in certain aspects, picking up new skills almost without trying, but he was well written and flawed enough that I didn’t mind overly much.

The story revolves around a mystery with fantasy elements that become more apparent as the story progresses. As the first novel in a series, I think this was a great read. Again, it’s not a perfect standalone, but that is not its purpose. It’s just the beginning of a new fantasy adventure that middle grade and young adult readers will enjoy. I highly recommend picking up this authors books, you won’t be disappointed.

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Dinosaur Lake

DINOSAUR LAKE:
Ex-cop Henry Shore has been Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake National Park for eight years and he likes his park and his life the way it’s been. Safe. Tranquil. Predictable. But he’s about to be tested in so many ways. First the earthquakes begin…people begin to go missing…then there’s some mysterious water creature that’s taken up residence in the caves below Crater Lake and it’s not only growing in size, it’s aggressive and cunning…and very hungry.

Bones, tracks, weird disappearances of humans and animals; earthquakes and tremors, could there really be a dinosaur living under Crater Lake? The tragic disappearances of people at a National Park, the mysterious creature that live in the caves, the frequency of earthquakes all add up to one hell of a story. 5 Stars! – Romancing the Book October 24, 2012

I was skeptical that it might not fit well into this particular paranormal format but boy, was I wrong! What I discovered was a whole new and intriguing kind of paranormal story complete with a supernatural character that simply shouldn’t exist, a creature with depth and capacity for survival and thought and it simply blew me away! –Vampire Explored

It is a suspenseful novel with realistic, compelling characters. I enjoyed reading Dinosaur Lake and can honestly recommend it. One last thing I’d like to add is that I’m glad I discovered Griffith because back in the nineties she was one of the horror authors writing for Leisure Books. I was a big fan of this publisher back then. Many of her Leisure titles (among them, WITCHES) are now being republished by Damnation Books. –The Dark Phantom Reviews

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Scraps of Paper

Scraps of Paper is a well-constructed mystery with just the right mix of good guys and bad guys, with a sprinkling of oddballs and misfits thrown in. Kathryn Meyer Griffin does a nice job of allowing the friendship of the book’s two main characters to develop as the story progresses. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good who-done-it, set in a picturesque environment with believable characters. This is the first book in a series the author calls ‘The Spookie Town Mysteries’.” 5 Stars Reviewed by Michael McManus for Readers’ Favorite May 17, 2013 (Second in the series: ALL THINGS SLIP AWAY)

Snippet of NOVELSPOT Review for Scraps of Paper:
“The premise behind this story intrigued me. Old houses have their own history-bad and good. What would you do if, while you were renovating an old house, you found an intriguing mystery, even if it was years old? If you had a chance of solving that mystery, would you? Or would you leave it buried in the past? Would you want someone digging in your past, your tragedies? If someone you loved just disappeared, what would you do?
Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s Scraps of Paper is an engaging story of what happens when you go digging into the past and the possible consequences. It also has an underlying story about dealing with what life hands you and finding the strength to move on. Both Frank and Abby are strong characters they have had to deal with the loss of a loved one and to learn to deal with that loss. You find yourself drawn to them and to all the quirky people who live in the little town of Spookie. In the end you want to know what happened in the old house so many years earlier. I’ll be looking forward to more books about this quaint little town.”
Reviewed By Theresa at NOVELSPOT © March 2006 (9 out of 10 rating)

*****
Abigail Sutton’s beloved husband walks out one night, doesn’t return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of an earlier crime. It’s made her sympathetic to the missing and their families.
Starting her new life, Abigail moves to a small town and buys a fixer-upper house left empty when old Edna Summers died. Once it was also home to Edna’s younger sister, Emily, and her two children, Jenny and Christopher, who, people believe, drove away one night, thirty years ago, and just never came back.
But in renovating the house Abigail finds scraps of paper hidden behind baseboards and tucked beneath the porch that hint the three could have been victims of foul play.
Then she finds their graves hidden in the woods behind the house and with the help of the eccentric townspeople and ex-homicide detective, Frank Lester, she discovers the three were murdered. Then she and Frank try to uncover who killed them and why…but in the process awaken the ire of the murderer. ***

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Inhuman

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Absolute Sunset

Hanka didn’t ask to see the fates of her loved ones. She didn’t invite the raven into her nightmares, with his riddles of suffering and death. She didn’t ask, at six years old, to be responsible for saving her family.

But fate chooses us, and Hanka can either play the raven’s game, or watch her family die.

The question is, will the raven play by the rules? Or is Hanka his final victim?

Already a best-seller in Poland, Absolute Sunset is now available in English for the first time in a professional, edited translation. A must-read for fans of dark psychological thrillers.

Readers say:
“Mesmerizing, scary and chilling … you know people like this exist.”
“A huge piece of the sad, overwhelming reality of Poland a few decades ago.”
“I felt like Absolute Sunset wanted to kill me.”
“Left me thinking long after finishing the book.”

Warning: Absolute Sunset is an intense novel, with serious themes including mental illness and abuse. Not appropriate for young or sensitive readers.

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The White Piano 

Behind his father’s back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him. These tapes, with his eloquent speech and her slang, reveal the story from two opposite viewpoints. What emerges in this family is a struggle, a desperate, daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness.

Do you like reading a family secrets and romance novel, especially when it is tinged with family saga romance and family sagas historical fiction about the 20th century, with a second chance in love with a strong female lead? Then this family saga series, Still Life with Memories, is for you.

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Sora’s Quest

Abducted from her manor, Sora is plunged into a world of magical races, arcane jewelry and forgotten lore. She finds herself at the mercy of a dangerous assassin, haunted by an even darker past. She yearns for freedom, but he won’t let her go–not when her Cat’s Eye necklace is the only thing that can save his life.

But the necklace itself presents a problem. It is an ancient device from the long forgotten War of the Races, and its magic has the ability to steal souls. Can Sora learn to wield its power–or will the power wield her? (Winner of the SKOW 2006 Best Fantasy Award)

*Sora’s Quest is a YA Fantasy adventure written in the spirit of Tamora Pierce, Sarah J. Maas and Maria V. Snyder. Enjoy this first book in the series for free!

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Pushed Too Far: A Thriller 

A TOWN’S TERRIBLE SECRET

Two years ago a woman was brutally murdered, her body burned until only ash and shattered bone remained. Police Sergeant Valerie Ryker solved that case, putting psychopath Dixon Hess in prison for life, and becoming the first female police chief of her tiny Wisconsin town.

A COP’S UNFORGIVABLE MISTAKE

Then the original murder victim turns up in a frozen lake, all in one piece and only recently dead, and Val must enter a race against time. In only forty-eight hours, Hess will be set free, and he wants payback. And Val, her town, and everyone she loves are at the top of his list.

A KILLER’S NEXT VICTIM

But surviving Hess’s vengeance is only part of her dilemma. For there’s another killer in Lake Loyal. One who may be closer to Val than she knows…

Val will need all the help she can get, including a sexy firefighter, her dead sister’s daughter, and a tough Chicago cop named Jack Daniels. Everyone has a breaking point, and Val has just reached hers.

From bestselling romantic suspense author Ann Voss Peterson comes a page-turning thriller of police procedure, passion, and revenge. Make sure you’re holding your Kindle tightly with both hands.

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Arrival 

“How did you die?”

I turned my head. The girl couldn’t have been more than seven. She had light brown hair held back in a ponytail. Her nose was dusted with light freckles, her cheeks as well, only not as densely as the freckles on her nose. She waited a second for my response, then said, “I went into diabetic shock.”

I nodded, like this wasn’t the craziest thing I’d ever heard.

She continued, “I have an uncle here. Uncle Trent. He died in a car crash when I was five. I’m supposed to go live with him I guess.”

She wrinkled her nose. I had a feeling she didn’t like Uncle Trent. Maybe Uncle Trent was like my Uncle Bill. Maybe Uncle Trent liked to make up stories after ten cans of Miller High Life, then get pissed off when you told him he was full of shit.

“So how did you die?” She came again.

This was the hundredth time I’d been posed that question in three days. How did you die? It was yet to lose its level of absurdity. In three days, there hadn’t been many answers, only promises that in time everything would make sense. The only answer, the only definitive that anyone would share, the only time anyone would look you directly in the eye was when you asked them if you died.

They wouldn’t waver, they wouldn’t blink, they would only nod their head and say, “Yes.”

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Halversham

An unexpected turn of events leads Andrew J. Monaghan to some shocking revelations when he escapes the city for a quiet summer. There is more to this story set in the small town of Halversham than adventure and intrigue, so prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster ride as Andy revisits his relationship with people important to him, including the tumultuous one he has with his father.


With his mother dead and his father jetting off on yet another business trip, fifteen-year-old Andy Monaghan can’t stand the thought of spending summer alone in the city. Instead, he seeks a few weeks of solace in the place his mother loved the most: the rural town of Halversham where his father was raised.

No sooner does Andy arrive in Halversham than he hears of strange incidents occurring in town, including a few too close for comfort. Before long, Andy is reluctantly reeled into a chain of events that quickly darken the rose-colored glasses he’s been wearing for his mother’s beloved country getaway.

Finding out who’s responsible for Halversham’s many tragedies becomes Andy’s main priority. As he reconnects with his father’s family and dives deeper into the mysteries surrounding the town, he finds that even his own may not be safe from trouble. Is he willing to risk everything to uncover the truth of Halversham’s dark secrets, and protect the people he loves?


Perfect summer read and gift this Father’s Day!


What others are saying about Halversham:

Holy cow, this book completely flipped me around. I don’t even know what to say to stop myself from spoiling anything.

Kailei from commonbooksense.blogspot.my

Readers will be pulled to the edge of their seats as they watch how far Andy will go to find out the answers to the questions he discovers. At the same time, they will be tempted to wonder whether or how they might do the same. They will savor this taste of small town mystery like a slip of 90-percent-pure dark chocolate.

Vincent from Veereads.com

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Inside Evil

Life in the secluded town of Ridgewood is charming, simple, and safe – as long as you’re not one in a long line of murder victims. The killer’s never been caught. The evil is still out there.

Roberta Arlington’s life changes when she finds a pupil, pale, frozen, DEAD. Anger begins to boil inside her, a fire that muddles her mind and distracts her attempts to solve the mystery.

With the ancient evil having struck down so many through the centuries, Roberta will have to muster every ounce of strength she has to survive. An entire world, a strange land, has unveiled itself. If Roberta knows one thing for sure, it’s that she alone won’t be able to escape as death comes calling…….

*****
Inside Evil is a paranormal mystery set in a small town on the borders of England and Scotland. Like so many similar places, its residents cannot help but be drawn into each others lives, as they rarely venture from their seclusion. But, with such isolation comes danger, and whilst the world is blissfully unaware, an ancient terror is preparing for murder.

Book 1: Inside Evil

Book 2: The Tower of Souls

Book 3: Spirits of the Middlelands

Book 4: New Alliances

Book 5: To Kill A Curse

Want the entire series? Grab the entire boxed set with 50% OFF the combined novel price. 

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Majesty’s Offspring 

General Hugo Valdez
United Earth Parliament (UEP) Planetary Infantry Corps
January 2074

More than a century ago, UEP Captain Julius Verndock helped end a galactic war with Majesty—the first truly living machine, thanks to manmade artificial intelligence. For decades, Majesty and humanity had lived together in harmony, with mankind reaping the benefits of a world free of disease, famine, and even aging.

But when Majesty decided she wanted to “birth” her own A.I. offspring creation, a joint interplanetary military effort fought and finally defeated her, then eradicated all existing artificial intelligence … or so they thought.

Today, in 2213, Julius Verndock is still a captain—but now he’s the commander of the Sea Wolf, a spaceship used to advance its crew’s life of piracy. As Julius and his business partner, Laina Edwards, begin to each think about leaving the pirate life behind, their hopes for a peaceful retirement are shattered … by an A.I. being who calls herself Chorus and claims to be the “daughter” of Majesty.

With universal uproar over the discovery of A.I. and the danger it poses, Julius and the rest of the Sea Wolf contingent have no one to trust—but Chorus, and she insists that she wants only peace between mankind and herself.

Hunted by warring factions—and an even greater, more mysterious threat—Julius, Laina, and their colorful crew of fellow pirates must protect Chorus or risk letting her fall into the wrong hands to unleash galactic Armageddon.

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A Charming Crime: Book One

Bubble… Bubble…

June Heal has nothing to lose when she relocates her homeopathic cure shop, A Dose of Darla, from the flea market booth in her home town, to a quaint shop in the cozy but unusual little town of Whispering Falls, Kentucky. Or so it seems.

Cures and trouble…

Whispering Falls has a lot of secrets. From talking snow globes to whispering animals not to mention a few sprinkles of fairy dust, June realizes Whispering Falls is more magical than she thought. . .literally.

Magic stirs…

June discovers she was born into a family of psychics, and her homeopathic cures truly are magical. Unfortunately, they are not magical enough to save her from being the number one murder suspect when a member of the community that she had just had a disagreement with shows up face down in the lake with June’s lucky charm in the victim’s grasp.

And troubles double…

Add to that an attraction to her high school best friend, Sheriff Oscar Park and Mr. Prince Charming, her cat, is stealing charms from Belle’s Baubles, June is forced to clear her name in more ways than murder. After all, they don’t have cauldrons in jail.

A Charming Crime is book one of the bestselling Magical Cures Mystery series. Come walk around Whispering Falls for a fun, fantasy mystery with magic and romance. You won’t want to leave.

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The Enigma Strain 

The latest in action thriller fiction from best selling author Nick Thacker!

From the bestselling thriller author of The Golden Crystal and The Depths, The Enigma Strainis the best of both worlds: a nonstop “terrorism in America” plot that will take you on a wild ride around the nation, combined with characters you’ll fall in love with!

An action-packed thrill ride for armchair travelers, For fans of Dan Brown, James Patterson, Clive Cussler, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Jeremy Robinson, James Rollins, and Andy McDermott, you’ll be a fan of The Enigma Strain.

When a bomb goes off at Yellowstone National Park, threatening the stability of the world’s largest active volcano, the reclusive park ranger Harvey “Ben” Bennett is startled to realize that the blast itself wasn’t the only threat: the bomb released a virus into the air, and the outbreak is beginning to infect and kill more and more people.

Ben teams up with Juliette Richardson, a driven CDC agent working inside the newly-formed BTR (Biological Threat Research) team, to find the people behind the act of terrorism.

When the attacks get personal, Ben and Julie take it upon themselves to seek out and destroy the threat before it’s too late.

A race across the United States, chasing terrorists, dodging bullets, and escaping the threat of a deadly virus outbreak and military apocalypse…

…this is not an action thriller novel you’ll want to miss…

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Pulling Home: That Second Chance

Pulling Home is Book One of That Second Chance Series. It is also the prequel to Mary’s bestselling family saga, A Family Affair: The Promise, Truth in Lies, Book Seven.

She’ll risk anything to save her child…even the truth.

It’s taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She’s created the perfect life: a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and the man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother.

Jack Wheyton is a successful pediatric neurosurgeon who is about to become engaged when Audra walks back into his life with her daughter. He forgave his brother long ago for taking something that had been his, something he hadn’t even realized he wanted until it was gone. But forgiving Audra is another story…and forgetting her? Near impossible.

When a shattering illness strikes Audra’s daughter, she turns to Jack to save her child and risks exposing a secret that will change their lives forever.

That Second Chance Series:
Book One: Pulling Home (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise)
Book Two: The Way They Were (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret)
Book Three: Simple Riches (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Winter)
Book Four: Paradise Found
Book Five: Not Your Everyday Housewife
Book Six: The Butterfly Garden

BONUS MATERIAL: Included in this book is 2 Chapters from The Way They Were: That Second Chance, Book 2

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Killing the Dead

With the zombies growing in number, Ryan is more than happy to put his skills to the test by killing the dead. Anything to avoid that much greater challenge of learning to live and work with other people to survive.

Please note this series contains adult themes, violence and some swearing.

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The Last Will and Testament of Ernie Politics: A California Crime Novel 

Trust No One…

The LAPD has no interest in wasting time and manpower on the random death of one homeless man, so Ray Cobb, Ernie’s best friend, decides to investigate the crime and solve the mystery for himself.

Finding a cryptic note Ernie scrawled days before his death, Ray realizes that Ernie’s crazy ravings and irrational writings may contain hidden clues about the identity of his killer.

Ray’s quest for vigilante justice pulls him deep into the dangerous underworld of the Los Angeles streets, leading him to discover a vagrant underground railroad, a poker game where the stakes are one’s life, and a political conspiracy that entangles him with a LAPD cold case detective.

Ray uncovers more about Ernie than he expects to and learns when you live on the streets, the only person you can trust is yourself.

The Last Will and Testament of Ernie Politics is the first volume of Brad Grusnick’s Vagrant Mystery Series, a modern noir exploring the underbelly of Los Angeles. Don’t miss Book 2 in the series, The Last Dance of Low Seward.

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Valkyrie’s Vengeance

Victoria Storm leads a few surviving members of her pack in a desperate flight. As the only surviving child of their leaders, the she-wolf inherited the role of Alpha. The violent deaths of her parents and the man she loved left her devastated, and the lives of her followers depend on her decisions. Simple survival often conflicts with the demands of preserving her Norse heritage, so she must struggle to balance her duties as Freya’s priestess and Odin’s Valkyrie. When innocent children are abducted, she must set aside her differences and work with her worst enemy to rescue them.

Valkyrie’s Vengeance was adapted from “The Child Thief”. This is an 33,000 word expanded version.

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Bloodridge 

When Jon Sommers finds out his fiancé Lisa Gabriel died in a terrorist bomb attack, he is visited by spymaster, Yigdal Ben-Levy, who throws Jon’s life into chaos, when he tells him that Lisa was not a fellow graduate student but a Mossad spy sent to bring him to Israel. Ben-Levy convinces Jon to seek justice for Lisa’s murder by joining Mossad and going after Tariq Houmaz, her killer.

Shortly after training, Jon’s entire new team is executed by the bomb maker, who murdered Lisa, and only Jon escapes the massacre. As he leaves the scene, Jon finds himself captured, threatened and turned into a double agent for MI-6. When his Mossad handler, Ben-Levy learns this, he wants Jon dead as an example to other Israeli coverts.

If being a hunted double agent isn’t enough, Jon comes across information in his spying for MI-6 that suggests Israel is in impending danger from Houmaz. To stop this catastrophe, Jon must put together his own team, one he can trust with his life. Can Jon bring justice to Lisa’s murderer, or will millions of lives be lost?

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This Plague of Days Season One

“This is like reading World War Z…hooks you from the beginning and you can’t stop reading!” ~ Armand Rosamilia, Author of the Dying Days zombie series

One autistic boy + elements of The Stand + 28 Days Later = A haunting protagonist versus the Running Dead

As the Sutr-X virus spreads across the world, civilization falls. Jaimie Spencer, a unique autistic boy, is caught in the fight for survival. When the virus mutates to become Sutr-Z, the infected turn into rabid bio-weapons.

When the war for the future begins, Jaimie tries to save his family. Destiny calls him to fight for all of us.

Who will love This Plague of Days? Horror readers, zombie and dark fantasy lovers, preppers and readers of all things apocalyptic.

Unique Zombie Fiction!

Enter the mind of an autistic boy with unique interests and abilities. A selective mute whose world rarely touches our own becomes a hero like you’ve never experienced.

A war is coming and we’re all trapped in it: survivors, looters, the wicked and the damned.

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Executive: A Thriller

POLITICAL TECHNOTHRILLER

A friendly fire incident in Afghanistan takes a serious toll.
A drone, out of control, brings death and wreaks havoc on a Florida highway.
An apparently successful corporation comes under scrutiny.

A memorable incursion behind corporate closed doors, led by an up-and-coming executive on a mission to find the truth about the lives lost to the very technology that was mandated to protect them.

Our skies aren’t safe anymore. Military Aviation has a new dimension.

A thought-provoking page turner, Executive sizzles with plausible scenarios, conveyed in technical and business terminology at an unrelenting pace.

Exploring the controversial territory of toxic leadership and its long term consequences,Executive delivers an insightful analysis spiced with cutting-edge technology and science, in an exciting, suspenseful, masterful political technothriller.

Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, James Bond, and Jack Reacher will love Alex Hoffmann.

Acclaim for Leslie Wolfe
— “Leslie Wolfe weaves a wonderful story of espionage, current technology, warfare.”
– Lucas McWilliams
— “Leslie Wolfe is proving that indeed women can equal if not surpass the established norm of espionage techno-thrillers.” – Grady Harp
— “Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews
— “Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller

What Readers Say About Alex Hoffman Series Book One, Executive
— “Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
— “What an amazing book!”
— “Two thumbs way, WAY up.”
— “Better than Clancy and Baldacci!”
— “Executive reads like a movie–like one of those sleek Ridley Scott films that run at train-wreck speed.”
— “Leslie Wolfe has made the list – in fact, she has topped the list!”
— “Executive was an intelligent, witty, thought-provoking and fast-paced novel that kept me on the edge of my seat.”
— “What a treat! Fascinating peek into the world of drones and their lethal capabilities. A tour de force into brilliant research, with a dash of human frailties.”

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Off The Grid

Threatened by a secret that could destroy him and any chance of revenge, Luke sets off to find the true origins of this obscure technology, but discovers a vast deception that will change the world forever.

“This book is a combination of a thriller / science fiction / post-apocalyptic fiction that kept you engaged throughout the book. Without having a spoiler, the main premise is a new technology that transmits electricity wirelessly (vs. the current technology of transmission lines) and the effort to break the monopoly by those negatively impacted by this advancement as their community has been locked out of the electric transmission grid and have started reverting back to the past technologically. The author paints a believable scenario of the future that I could envision. . . . If you like a futuristic tale that reads like a thriller, I would recommend this one.”
-Michael G, Hall of Fame Top 50 Vine Voice Reviewer

“Off The Grid is a very detailed yet fast paced action book with a backdrop of technology. Almost instantly the characters and the setting brings you in and it is hard to put the book down.”-Bryan C, Goodreads review

“Off the Grid is an interesting and compelling read both for mystery fans and electric power industry veterans.”
-Vito Longo, Tech Editor, T&D World

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This Much Is True

The air is different. I cannot breathe, and a part of me doesn’t really want to anymore. We spent the first seventeen years of our lives together and shared everything from our looks to our clothes to our innermost thoughts.
But then, one day, it was over.
And no one prepares you for that.
No one.

Months after tragic loss left her reeling with grief and heartbreak, Tally Landon attempts to move on, intent on finishing high school and pursuing her ballet career in New York. This is her plan. This is her only plan. But a chance meeting at a college party where she pretends to be someone else and lies about her age leads to an inexplicable connection with Stanford’s star pitcher,Lincoln Presley, and inexplicably changes her plan.

His future is pre-determined. The famous baseball player is about to hit the big time by signing with the Major League Baseball. He already knows this girl represents a complication, yet; it’s a risk, he is willing to take. That is until the lies she’s told and the secret he’s kept from her unravels between them.

Even so, the undeniable attraction between them and a hidden truth they ultimately share will only intensify. This much is true.

This Much Is True is an intense, emotionally-charged love story about a broken seventeen-year-old ballerina and a lonesome, golden boy and the wonder that the truth will bring them.

THIS MUCH IS TRUE
THE TRUTH ABOUT AIR & WATER
TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE

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The Girl from the Sea

A chilling suspense story of wounded hearts and dark secrets.

For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

Washed up on the beach, she can’t remember who she is. She can’t even remember her name. Turns out, she has a perfect life – friends and family eager to fill in the blanks. But why are they lying to her? What don’t they want her to remember?

When you don’t even know who you are, how do you know who to trust?

A girl awakes to find herself on a beach, cold and wet with no knowledge of how she arrived there or who she is. Even the mirror is a stranger. She can’t remember anything about herself or her life at all. Slowly, like peeling the layers of an onion away, she is told things by family and friends- but are they and are they true? A deceitful “boyfriend” along with family who don’t know important things about her life make her suspicious and want to start again.

I couldn’t put this down and read it in 24 hours. This is a bewitching story where you feel so much empathy for Mia- a beautifully portrayed character and her situation. Excellent scenic descriptions bring the story to life on the page and in your mind’s eye. You have to keep turning to find out more!

A brilliant twist at the end (where else!) that I really didn’t see coming, in fact I got the “suspicious character” completely wrong. No spoilers but you won’t be disappointed- prepare for a surprise.

A wonderful, thrilling very enjoyable read. Thank you, Shalini Boland- you are on my “look out for the next book” list.

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The Little Sentinel Of The Sierra Nevada

“A remarkable story of endurance and the human spirit…”

“…a raw, emotive and superbly written book.”

It is 1846 and Sarah Harlan is just thirteen when she sets out with her family on the great trek West to California. Confident and assured beyond her years, schooled and shaped by the Father she adores, Sarah believes life has little more to teach her. But this is a journey like no other. In crossing a Continent they must face all that nature can unleash upon them; tempests and floods; raging rivers and scorching deserts; disease and starvation.

To face these challenges and overcome them, Sarah must also take her own journey of discovery. Encouraged by her cousin Nathan, she must look within and find the truth of who she wishes to be, of who she must be.

Before her long journey is through her strength and resolve will be tested beyond endurance as, above and beyond the torments of the road before them, their small group must face the cruelty and corruption of their fellow travellers. A disagreement between two groups that will fester and grow; a poison that will cast a shadow across their path, until one last bloody confrontation high in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Home: Interstellar

No one believed Meriel Hope when she said the attack on her home, the merchant spaceship Princess, was piracy. There had not been a reported hijacking in nearly a century, and she was just a twelve-year-old kid. But Meriel knew that pirates slaughtered her parents and friends and left her with the responsibility to find a safe home for her sister and the surviving orphans.

Ten years after the attack, Meriel still suffers from symptoms of PTSD while she struggles to carve out a normal life for herself on a new ship with a new job and a new romance. Unknown to her, the conspiracy behind the carnage on the Princess still plots to enslave an entire sector of space to control a priceless resource.

But Meriel and the orphans are in the way. Again.

Follow the adventures of Meriel Hope as she fights for freedom and survival in an unforgiving universe.

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REDEMPTION’S WARRIOR

Do you believe in beneficence? Can you fathom a goodness requiring you to make acts of power and truth? Acts resonating out into the world on waves of intention; where the impossible can intersect the possible,

Redemption’s Warrior is the story of Christopher Marcos accused of running drugs. Incarcerated on Islas Tres Marias, an island prison 60 miles southwest of Mazatlan.

Not soon enough Juanita will be off her father’s boat and back in the little room off the kitchen in the home of La Currendera. The healer teaches Juanita, “your belly is filled with miles of sensors. To live an authentic life you must unite your mind and heart with your belly.”Together Juanita and Christopher will fight for his freedom and a life together.

Lovers on the heroes journey.; the quest for freedom. Would you bet your life on beneficence?

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The Sarah Roberts Series Vol. 4-6

The Hostage (Sarah Roberts Book Four)

Meet Elmore Ackerman. He idolizes Sarah Roberts from afar, and has done so for more than five years. He has studied her pictures, memorized her news clippings and now waits in the dark for the day when he can make Sarah his hostage.

A steel cage waits for Sarah, where Elmore has practiced what he will do to her. The other girls he has practiced with now lay discarded, buried about his property. He keeps their fingernails and toenails to roll between his teeth, to savor their strength, to feel the nails weaken and give in, just as his victims do.

Elmore has a plan for Sarah, and she walks right into his trap. Sarah Roberts is his hostage and no one knows where they are. In Sarah Roberts Book Four, The Hostage, Sarah is in a fight not just for her freedom, but also her life.

The Victim (Sarah Roberts Book Five)

In Book Five, Sarah Roberts is The Victim.

Sarah is killed in a horrible car accident, the DNA found in the car verified as hers. But the government men at the Sophia Project have faked her death to keep her to themselves.

After her funeral, she shows up in the food court of a busy mall where a violent exchange takes place. Things go wrong fast. The people protecting Sarah die within seconds from a mysterious drug. She runs, escaping the clutches of the police who want to figure out her connection to the murderers. A group of men called The Rapturites surface to take responsibility for the carnage. They want Sarah raptured as the end times are upon us.

As the police hunt her, and the Rapturites get close, people she loves, old friends who have helped her in the past, start to die around her. Vivian, her sister, watches. Vivian listens. Sarah executes.

In Sarah Roberts Book Five, Sarah is The Victim, and there’s nothing she can do about it. Except she won’t stay dead.

The Enigma (Sarah Roberts Book Six)

In Book Six, The Enigma, Sarah Roberts heads to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Her dead sister has left her a message with two tasks to complete in Vegas. She is supposed to choose a random guy with a cell phone and send a message to a number her sister has supplied. Before she can complete this first task, she notices a man following her. This man begs her, with tears in his eyes, to not send the text.

On the west side of Vegas, a man is being tortured. Sarah’s second task is to arrive at a certain time to stop it. When she shows up late, people start to die. The man who had followed her also shows up. With people dead at the warehouse, the police want to know what she’s doing in Vegas and why she was there.

All Sarah wants is to get her bike and leave Las Vegas. But Maxwell Ramsey has a different plan for Sarah. She has entered his territory and intervened in his business. She has cost him money and time as he plans the acquisition of a local casino. For that, Sarah has to be removed.

What she doesn’t expect are the deep ties to her family and what that means to her now, and in the future.

In Book Six, The Enigma, Sarah Roberts is in Vegas gambling with her life and can only make it out alive if she plays her cards right.

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314

Alma Harper has been trying to forget what happened in Widowsfield 16 years ago. She has a good life as a music teacher now, and might rekindle her relationship with her one true love. However, the number 314 haunts her, and threatens to bring her back to the day that her brother disappeared. When a reporter shows up, just days before March 14th, Alma realizes that her past is coming back to haunt her. What happened on March 14th, at 3:14, 16 years ago? No one but The Skeleton Man can remember.

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Kalika-Khenmetaten, the Supreme Egyptian Adept

Explore the Profound Esoteric Knowledge of the Ancient Ages…

History is the relics of a shipwreck; far more of the knowledge of the past has been concealed than revealed. Explore an unprecedented opportunity to discover ancient secrets that convey extraordinary powers, far-reaching revelations that for long millenniums have remained hidden under the most intense silence.

Some five-thousand years ago there appeared on the banks of the Nile, as if suddenly ascended from the sands, the first great civilization of known history. No one knows from whence the early Egyptians came, yet no people, ancient or modern, have conceived of building a civilization on a scale so sublime, so great, so grandiose, as the Ancient Egyptians.

Their technology of architecture, engineering, agriculture, and metallurgy; the invention of glass and linen, of paper and ink, of the calendar and the clock, of geometry and the alphabet; the excellence and sublimity of sculpture and the arts; the advancement of science and medicine; the first formulation known to us of individual and public conscience, the first cry for social justice, the first widespread monogamy, the first monotheism . . . all elevated to a degree of superiority and power that has seldom, if ever, been equaled since.

How were these monumental accomplishments achieved? How did a small stone-age culture suddenly rise to create one of the greatest civilizations of history? Where did the Ancient Egyptians’ knowledge, power and sophistication come from?

This volume explores answers to that mystery in the work of the great Egyptian Master Kalika-Khenmetaten, who authored esoteric manuscripts in Egypt under the patronage of the great Kings Amenhotep III and Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) over three-thousand-three-hundred years ago. Magical, inspirational and richly enlightening, the story of Kalika is one of the most epic in history, and her writings reveal the profound knowledge and power of the masters of those distant ages.

Fragments of the material presented in this book have through the centuries appeared in arcane mystical texts, in the more profound Eastern philosophies, and in the secret wisdom traditions of various ages. This is to be expected—the knowledge that conveys true power has an ancient origin. In modern times, splinters of this knowledge have resurfaced in various formats, although unfortunately absent both the most fundamental as well as the most advanced elements of the wisdom system of the supreme masters. The writings of Kalika-Khenmetaten are absent nothing—they are all-encompassing.

Attaining the ability to purposefully manifest whatever persons, circumstances and events you desire to experience in your life cannot be truly achieved through simplistic concepts of “positive thinking” or some alleged “secret,” as so many people have learned. Kalika produced her manuscript, The Golden Crown, for important reasons. It is to some extent a manual, a comprehensive guide to reaching higher awareness, written by a supreme master for masters, but not only for masters. Kalika intended that it could be utilized by persons of requisite ability to reach, through their own efforts, significantly expanded levels of awareness. It sets forth the foundational recognitions and essential principals of consciousness necessary to master the extraordinary creative power to directly manipulate physical reality, and explains how to utilize that power to bring control and abundance into every aspect of your life.

An unprecedented account that is inspirational, thought provoking and richly enlightening, this book will resonate in your heart and mind long after the last words have been read. A must read for anyone on a spiritual path or seeking greater knowledge and personal power.

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Once Bad Intentions: An Urban Love Story of Triumph and Redemption

Told through the eyes of Stephanie Johnson, Once Bad Intentions provides an integral insight into the causal factors that shape the characters of dysfunctional, disenfranchised youth.

A gritty, realistic, and poetic portrayal of a life captured by music, fashion and a lost identity growing up in South London throughout the nineties. Stephanie Johnson takes readers on an emotional journey from days fuelled by bad intentions to the mercy of forgiveness at the footsteps of redemption.

This book is partly inspired by classic and contemporary literary fiction authors such as:
– Sista Souljah
– Zadie Smith
– Richard Wright
– Maya Angelou
– Toni Morrison
– Ralph Ellison

Visit http://oncebadintentions.com/ for a multimedia extension into protagonist Stephanie Johnson’s world.

I hope, through the at times disturbing and heartfelt depictions of a journey familiar by many, you see the subtle humour. Feel the raging love. Unearth the daily learnings. And, above all, find enjoyment and inspiration in this read.

Monique Dixon
Author

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Stray

A substance abuse treatment center shares a parking lot with an animal shelter. Both are filled with damaged souls looking for salvation and a safe place to call home.

Thomas Cleaves is a therapist at the treatment center and sees many of his clients overdose and die. Rachel, the mystical nurse at the animal shelter, fights to save the throwaway pets of the city. Both of them get sucked into the world of the creatures they try to save, and fight to make a life of their own.

A gritty novel with an edge, yet surprisingly gentle and sweet, Stray will take you through the dog fighting dens and crack houses of Detroit where Stray souls can find connections in the most unusual of places.

*Based on a true setting*

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The Atomic Sea

Never take your eyes off the water…

Dr. Francis Avery drowns his memories in whiskey. Years after the Empire of Octung killed his family, his only drives are alcohol and fighting back. While aboard a military whaling ship far out on the eerie Atomic Sea, a series of murders forces him to track down the killer.

As if this weren’t enough, a mysterious woman named Layanna is pulled from the toxic, lightning-wreathed depths of the water. Though it’s impossible, she’s alive and she has a secret: she’s the only one who can stop Octung. And she’ll need Avery’s help to accomplish her mission. If they fail, the entire world will fall under Octung’s bloodthirsty, murderous shadow.

You can grab the Omnibus of Volumes One and Two, which is the author’s recommended way of reading this stretch of the story, here:

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011SB2430

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B011SB2430

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MOMENTUM

#1 in ‘THE CLOCK’ Espionage Action Thriller Series

Moore’s prose, in what I assume to be his first novel, provides much to be admired; it is rich in detail and tightly focused. The heroine/protagonist Shirin Reyes is extremely likeable, a quick-change artist able to assume personas with small changes in clothes, hair, or stature and as she fells each villain we cheer her on because this is how we would like to handle the scum-buckets we suffer in politics in today’s crooked world. The body count, however, is a bit high, and Reyes’ talent stretches the bounds of believability but if you just want a fast ride in which the lecherous leaders of today’s free world get their due, then sit back and appreciate the adventures as they come hurling past you.

This thriller manages to create genuine suspense as a sort of psychological detective story. With characteristic grace and skill, Moore manages to turn this cat-and-mouse game into something suspenseful. I would highly recommend this compulsively readable debut to anyone who enjoys thrillers, well written storylines, fleshed out characters and a purposeful plot.” –
D. West (VINE VOICE)

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The Lanvin Murders 

But when Joanna finds a key in a 1930s Lanvin coat cast off by an ex-showgirl, everything changes. The elderly woman turns up dead, and Joanna is pulled into a long-ago drama of back room deals, blackmail, and lost love. She must find a very real—and present day—killer before she becomes his next victim.

“As you dive into this intriguing mystery novel featuring vintage clothing dealer/sleuth Joanna Hayworth and a quirky cast of characters, prepare for an entertaining ride through long-buried crimes and Portland lore to solve the mystery of ‘the woman in the Lanvin coat.’ A truly enjoyable read!” –Christine Finlayson, author of Tip of a Bone, a Pacific Northwest mystery

“Slip on a pair of pink mules and a silk robe, mix up a shaker of martinis, and relax with this delightful mystery set in a Portland vintage clothing store. Populated by a charming heroine and a flock of odd characters, this engaging tale will satisfy the sleuth in you as well as the fashionista.” –Ann Littlewood, author of Endangered, a zoo-dunnit

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Stones: Data

#1 Amazon Thriller! A New Take on Good versus Evil!

A novel that will blow your mind and open your eyes!

Alexander the Great. Genghis Kahn. Julius Caesar. Attila the Hun. Mao. Stalin.

For thousands of years, the Stones have been hidden among us, giving a privileged few power to rule over masses, destroy empires and create new ones.

It’s near the end of the 21st century. When Matt Newmark was ten years old, his mother was killed in a vicious corporate assassination. For the last twelve years, he’s been living off grid under the over-protective care of his father, running from dark forces, trying to stay alive. Now Matt finally has a chance to break away and start a new life. On the eve of a trip to Japan, he finds a dark rock in the shape of a claw. Life is never the same again. With the help of a Shinto priest, Matt discovers it’s a Stone, a piece of ancient alien technology that gives him a sweeping view of history and control over time, matter and energy.

But Matt is not alone.

Mikal Ryzaard has a Stone of his own and a burning vision to eliminate suffering from the earth and bring back Paradise. With all the resources of a massive multinational corporation behind him, he tracks down Matt and makes him an offer.

Join me or die.

˃˃˃ “It Sucked Me in and Didn’t Let Go Until the End!”

–Dirk V

˃˃˃ “Great for All YA/Adults!”

–LA Wonder

˃˃˃ “I was Totally Unprepared for How Much I Would Enjoy it!”

–Sophia Gampton

˃˃˃ Debuting with 28,000 Downloads Worldwide in 3 Days!

#1 Amazon Thriller

#1 Amazon Technothriller

#1 Amazon Mystery, Thriller and Suspense

#1 Amazon Action and Adventure Fiction

#1 Amazon Science Fiction

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Spirit of the Mercury Dime

Her personal life is in trouble, too, when Eileen’s affair with a hospital board member, Virgil Ellingsworth, is deep-sixed. It’s Virgil’s company that sells faulty grommets to the hospital. Now Sunrise is on the wrong end of a long line of lawsuits. It’s going to take a miracle to save the place—and Eileen plans on finding one as she sets out to prove the Underground Railroad rumors true. But she doesn’t have much time. Will history be enough?

As probing as it is witty, Swoyer delivers an imaginative tale with style and spirit, imbuing every character with a unique viewpoint and voice to create a fully envisioned world, exposing the foibles, failings, and grace of the human heart. Filled with passion, humor, and irreverence, Spirit of the Mercury Dime will leave you laughing and deeply affected by her characters’ emotional journeys.

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All Together Now: A Zombie Story

“ALL TOGETHER NOW: A ZOMBIE STORY is by turns disgusting, terrifying, funny, and heartbreaking. Fans of THE WALKING DEAD will eat it up like, well, zombies munching fresh brains. A stellar debut from a novelist to watch!”
—Mike Mullin, award-winning author of ASHFALL, ASHEN WINTER, and SUNRISE

Fifteen-year-old Ricky Genero is writing a journal of the zombie apocalypse. His high school has burned to the ground, his friends are all either dead or shambling corpses roaming the earth in search of human flesh, and his best friend died saving his six-year-old brother Chuck from a zombie horde. When Chuck is bitten and infected with the zombie virus, Ricky must travel among the walking dead in search of a cure.

WARNING
This YOUNG ADULT novel is mean and nasty and intended for a mature audience. It is absolutely not appropriate for younger readers. ALL TOGETHER NOW: A ZOMBIE STORY is a gruesome, repugnant tale featuring horrific acts of violence sure to warp young minds.

They moaned in unison, the sound of each harmonizing with the moans of the others so I couldn’t tell if the moans were coming from three zombies, or five, or ten. All I knew for sure is they were on the other side of the door.

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Destruction

Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn’t a choice.

Eleven years ago, David’s secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without.

Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David’s wife admits a secret of her own—she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children.

Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.

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The Witch of Napoli

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Patient: Crew 

“They talked when they wanted to talk; I had no control…while the rest of my senses were tending to the voices and their needs, I was in a place of my own making, my solitude.” – Patient: Crew

In the heart of a West Texas community, Shanna was born with inherited scandal and is forced to leave home at an early age when she begins to experience symptoms of schizophrenia. Ten years later, her therapist’s tell-all book launches a manhunt when the public learns of Patient Crew’s prophetic writings. Shanna’s safety is threatened when a psychopath who wants to own her crew of voices begins to kill her loved ones. With the help of the crew, she meets her dark warrior and the battle between good and evil begins.

A compelling tale of loyalty, promises and truth.

– Hannah Kaplan has authored screenplays, short stories and national magazine articles. This is her first novel.

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GENESIS

Genesis is a mind-bending thrill ride through the near future where Aiden’s hunt for the truth plunges him into a world of ruthless mercenaries, hacker enclaves, and the bleeding edge of body modification. Faced with the possibility he’s not even human, Aiden must learn to harness his newfound abilities in time to save the woman he loves, an entirely new form of life, and the future of the human race.

Film and television writer Matt K. Turner storms out of the gates with his debut sci-fi action thriller. Blending a mixture of heart-pounding action, psychological depth, and comedic wit, Genesis introduces a confident new voice that will grab science fiction fans and newcomers alike.

“This one is a fun book that behaves like a pilot for a TV series. And by that I mean, I totally dig it and can’t wait to see –I mean read– more.” Joe Crowe (RevolutionSF.com)

“An enjoyable, suspenseful rollercoaster of a plot with realistic characters and a few very surprising twists.” Majanke Verstraete (iheartreading.net)

“Genesis is Sci-Fi with an edgy, hip, humorous twist. Turner creates characters that are real and builds a story that won’t let you go. This is a story that will draw readers from all genres. I LOVED it!” – Author Jim Clemente

“Turner’s ability to develop great characters that the reader feels they know – and care about – makes him a unique voice in what can be a formulaic genre.” – Amazon reader

“Witty, humorous, compelling, fresh and original are a few words that come to mind after reading Genesis.” – Amazon reader

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Monster of the Apocalypse

Two orphans, born after the apocalypse, flee a once safe and nurturing community grown from gathered wanderers now controlled by evil men. There are no laws to be enforced, there is no social conscience to be adhered to, and there is nothing politically correct. The civilized hysteria of the past has given way to hiding when you can, running when you must, and fighting when you are cornered.

A dark stranger, immersed in regret and dangerous to himself and everyone he meets, confides the secret of why the world is as it is.

Two orphans must survive, and find someone to trust.

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Elizabeth’s Legacy

Two years after his parents’ sudden disappearance, Ben Greenwood stumbles upon a cryptic letter that could shed some light on their whereabouts. But before he can track them down, he’ll need to find the mysterious organization that sent the letter:

The Royal Institute of Magic.

To succeed, Ben will have to navigate a land filled with fantastic creatures and Spellshooters, where magic can be bought and sold, to unravel an ancient family secret that could hold the key to defeating an evil the Institute has been fighting for the last five hundred years.

Elizabeth’s Legacy is the first book in the Royal Institute of Magic series.

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Rigged for Murder 

On leave from the Minneapolis Police Department after being shot, homicide detective Brie Beaumont has gone to Maine where she has family roots. She ships out on the Maine Wind for an early season cruise with Captain John DuLac and eight others. Caught in a gale, they anchor off remote and windswept Granite Island. But when someone aboard is murdered, Brie must single-handedly stage an investigation that moves from the ship to the small fishing village on the island. Plagued by flashbacks, and fighting a growing attraction to Captain DuLac, Brie works to unravel a mystery that will place her directly in the path of a psychopathic killer.

Filled with suspense, colorful characters, nautical lore, and a thread of romance, Rigged for Murder will captivate the most steadfast landlubber.

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Dark Pursuit

2016 CRIMSON QUILL AWARD NOMINEE
AWARD WINNER for ACTION – 2015 International Book Awards Readers’ Favorite
SECOND PLACE AWARD WINNER – 2015 East Texas Writers Guild First Chapter Book Awards

Vigilante detective Emily Stone has covertly hunted down killers and closed more serial cases than most seasoned homicide cops combined. Her exceptional profiling skills and forensic techniques, along with deductive crime scene investigations, have made her a compelling force that cannot be beat. She has reached her ultimate breaking point and now must face her toughest opponent yet – her biggest fears.

With preciseness, the Tick-Tock Killer has taken his next child victim and promised to dump the body precisely four days later, mocking police and the community. Stone struggles to balance her inner demons and ghosts from the past, against the wits of a brutal and cunning serial killer in an all-out battle of psychological warfare.

Can Stone save the next child in time? Dark Pursuit is an action-packed cat and mouse game that will take you to dark places rarely explored.

From the Award-winning Emily Stone Thriller Series:

“… a highly recommended pick!” The Midwest Book Review

“Intriguing alpha female character… impressive action scenes.” Kirkus Reviews

“The writing is impeccable and the story is fresh and tight.” Best Selling Author Gary Ponzo

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Naming The Bits Between

Suddenly, she’s gone. Devastated, he’s lost. The comfortable life that married couple Celeste and Eric Harper shared, is shattered by tragedy. For Eric, an unmotivated journalist who is grieving the accidental death of his wife, sorting through this broken existence without Celeste is nearly impossible. It is utterly excruciating.

Right when he needs it most, his neighbor and closest confidant, Mrs. Flynn, presents an eye-opening gift. Inspired, he attempts to move past his own debilitating grief by focusing on what was important to others. With each stranger’s name chosen at random from the newspaper, he honors that person by doing what they loved most in their lives.

One profound adventure after another follows. By documenting the many facets of these lives in his journal, Eric carves a life changing path. With renewed purpose, Eric shares what he learns with Mr. and Mrs. Flynn, illuminating new possibilities for them all.

Look at the world differently after experiencing this uplifting adventure; fully aware, we can each laugh, learn, and ultimately be changed, by one another.

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First Do No Harm 

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1/2986: The Climate Fiction Saga

People are stupid. They believe what they want to believe, what makes them feel better. Comfortable.

Truth is, we screwed up. Big time. And now I wonder… Can a girl stop the final wars with her bare hands?

“This author is amazing – non-stop, can’t put it down writing.” Rich Lovin

“…a gritty, realistic apocalypse that’s not far from our possible future.” Demelza Carlton

“…one of the most original, fascinating books I have ever read, in no small part because the protagonist is unusual and highly complex..” Amazon Customer

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Double Duplicity

Dreams…Visions…Murder
On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She’s ruled out as a suspect, but now it’s up to her to prove the friend she witnessed fleeing the scene was just as innocent. With help from her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother, Shandra becomes more confused than ever but just as determined to discover the truth.

Detective Ryan Greer prides himself on solving crimes and refuses to ignore a single clue, including Shandra Higheagle’s visions. While Shandra is hesitant to trust her dreams,

Ryan believes in them and believes in her.

Can the pair uncover enough clues for Ryan to make an arrest before one of them becomes the next victim?

For readers who enjoy:

    • Cozy mystery romance series
    • Mystical fiction
    • Amateur sleuth mystery
    • Small town mystery and suspense series
  • Western romance mystery

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Hoplite 

Alexander decided that there was no-one around and started to move from under the ramp but, before he could make his escape, he felt the ship rock as a loud tramping came from the gangplank. He froze in position while he tried to work out what this new sound meant.

After listening for a short time, he realised that the troops were boarding the ship. He needed to get away, so he dragged himself fully out from his hiding place and made his way to the ramp. Maybe he could just run past them all before they realised he was there. Then, to his horror, the ramp down into the hold started shaking and the tramping came closer as the soldiers started coming down it into the hold to shelter from the sun.

He was trapped!

All Alexander wants to be is an Olympian. But, when his hoplite father is recalled to war, Alexander tries to follow and becomes trapped aboard a troop ship.
His life spins out of control when they make port. The seemingly benign state of Samos overthrows the mighty Athenian army and tragedy strikes.

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Capering on Glass Bridges

Mar, however, is a land in which dark secrets abound, and many will stop at nothing to ensure that it remains forever cursed. Determined to work against Kaia, unfriendly forces have already begun to gather.

Will Kaia choose to abandon the only life she’s ever known—perhaps indefinitely—in pursuit of the greater good…in pursuit of her purpose?

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Bowl of Fruit (1907)

A lively, multilayered novel that connects two uncommon souls to a shared past.” Kirkus Reviews

“While BOWL OF FRUIT (1907) undeniably starts off slow, once the novel starts delving into the intricacies of Leon’s incredibly complex psyche it’s impossible to put down. The secrets that define both the plot and Leon are incredibly original and Cacoyannis’s skill with delivery is truly incredible. Stretching a day to fill an entire novel is a bold choice, but despite the brevity of the time period nothing about the novel feels rushed or forced. Each addition to Leon’s story is welcome, and while his history with Anna may be fantastical it seems believable, a credit to Cacoyannis’s ability with character…

BOWL OF FRUIT (1907) is an incredible read, with well-crafted characters and a plot that is refreshingly original.” ~ IndieReader (5 Star Review)

Named to “BEST INDIE BOOKS OF 2015” ~ IndieReader

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The Gun Dog of Baghdad

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American Warrior

That is, until the night a mysterious stranger comes out of the darkness to his rescue, and initiates a journey—an unforgettable odyssey—beyond his wildest imagination.

From his unlikely beginnings in a brutal California migrant camp, into the darkest underbelly of a distant and unpopular war, to his final and, perhaps, most deadly struggle for survival inside the bowels of a near-medieval military prison, AMERICAN WARRIOR follows one young man’s breathtaking and mesmerizing journey into hell.

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The Forever Man 1

Normally $3.99 now FREE for a limited time only! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by British Fantasy Award Winner & New York Times Best Seller, Michael Marshall-Smith.

For fans of – Game of Thrones, Wool, Blade Runner, The Hobbit, Stephen King, David Gemmell and Robert J. Crane.
The world, as we know it, has ended.

One man stands resolute. A man who has been trained in the savage arts of war. A man who lives his life according to a creed. A simple man who wants none of the power thrust upon him. This man is Marine Sergeant Nathaniel Hogan, seconded to the American Embassy in London and, although he does not know it, he is – The Forever Man.

The first pulse occurred in the old calendar year of 2022. A sequence of gigantic solar flares created a series of massive electromagnetic pulses that stopped the heart of our modern world and returned us to the DARK AGES. Tens of thousands died within the first few hours as airplanes fell from the skies, hospitals ceased to work and every form of modern transportation ground to a halt.

Within days the death toll had reached the hundreds of thousands. Fires raged unchecked through the cities, water supplies ran out and survivors turn on each other as mob rule surpassed all else.

And Nathaniel finds that he has been changed by the huge amounts of Gamma radiation in the solar flares. They have enhanced his natural abilities, giving him increased speed, strength and healing. Indefinitely extended his life span and enabling him to be able to draw on the power of the solar flares to create magik.

But even The Forever Man was not prepared for what happened next, as the ongoing flares tore a hole in time and space, creating a gateway through which ‘they’ appeared. From the realms of fantasy came the orcs, the goblins and, leading them all – the Fair Folk.
Were they here to help – or to conquer?

The ultimate Dystopian superhero.

Craig Zerf has gotten serious! This is the first in his MAMMOTH new Heroic fantasy. A true Epic dystopian fantasy that covers hundreds of years of man’s dystopian existence under the yoke of the Fair-Folk.

Award winning author…Chosen by London Radio BBC 4 as a “BEST READ” – Dystopian apocalypse, Dystopian Adventure

˃˃˃Chosen by London Radio BBC 4 as a “BEST READ” – Fantasy Superhero Saga

SF CROWSNEST – Craig Zerf is inflated with invention and well-endowed with wit – Superhero Books Free.

This series is a great Superhero Collection

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The Last Vampire

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Hanna, Hanna, One-and-Two

After witnessing her brother’s brutal murder, she’s spent the better part of the last decade in self-imposed silence, hell-bent on taking his secret to the grave. Even if that means living the rest of her life confined in a remote government compound.

But when she is kidnapped from that compound, her silence becomes a liability. Annabel Haier, the ruthless dictator of a fragile government, will stop at nothing to see Johanna back in her clutches and sacrificed to a time-altering Device. If Johanna is to survive, she must learn to trust people she has never met and share the secrets she never meant to share. And if she is to discover her place in the world, she must come to terms with her own mortality – a thing that has the power to save, or condemn her broken world.

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Elsker 

**Featured in USA Today!**
Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs. But when she transfers from her one-stoplight Oregon town to Cardiff University in Wales, she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting. Ull is an honest-to-goodness Norse god — an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. On top of being marked for death, Asgardian law prohibits Ull from tying his fate to a mortal. No matter what she feels for Ull, Kristia knows she’s the one thing he can never have.

With Ragnarok on the horizon and a lunatic haunting her dreams, Kristia has to find a way to convince Ull that breaking the rules is the only way to survive; that defying the order he’s sworn to uphold is their only chance to be together. And when someone starts asking the wrong questions, Kristia realizes the crazy visions she’s had all her life might be the key to saving their realms… even if they end up costing her her life. (Elsker: The Elsker Saga, Book One)

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Dangerous Habits: A Leah Nash Mystery Thriller 

A dead nun, a smart reporter, a stunning climax.

Equal parts smart and smartass, reporter Leah Nash is rarely at a loss for words. But when she receives a cryptic message from a nun asking for help, just hours after the woman’s body is pulled from the river, Leah is stunned.

The dead woman was on staff at DeMoss Academy, a residential school for troubled kids run by an order of Catholic nuns. Leah’s self-destructive younger sister Lacey had died there five years earlier.

The nun’s note and an old newspaper clipping attached to it propel Leah into a search for the truth about her sister’s “accidental” death. But it’s a mystery no one wants her to pursue. Not her publisher, who orders her to stop making waves. Not the director of DeMoss Academy, who’s concerned about the school’s reputation. Certainly not the politician’s wife worried about Lacey’s connection to her husband.

As Leah starts closing in on the real story behind her sister’s death, someone starts closing in on her. And just when she’s got it all figured out, a shocking revelation changes everything.

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The Amun Chamber

*1st Adventure of Professor David Manning.

About the Author:

Blending his passion, as a former student of Art and History, Mr. Leston has drawn from his background to create three great tales steeped in history, adventure and human conquest.

He is currently busy pounding the keyboard on his newest work… a continuing adventure for his beloved character from ‘The Amun Chamber” & ‘The Genghis Tomb’, Professor David Manning, scheduled for release in Fall 2013

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Rubies and Other Gems

Lily’s life is in shambles. Her husband is clueless, and her children are rudderless. It’s little wonder she seeks comfort in her dreams, unaware that Grandma’s rubies have sent her back in time to a safer, saner existence.

Aware she can’t mend her marriage or steer her children in the right direction unless she stays in the here and now, she vows to leave the past to the past. But in her attempt to take away the jewelry’s power, she accidentally sends herself back without her return ticket, the rubies. Will her dysfunctional family fall apart without her? Or will they pull together for the common good? It could go either way.

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A Time of Demons and Angels

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First Wave: A Post-Apocalypse Novel 

About the Author: JT Sawyer is the pen name for the author who makes his living teaching survival courses for the military special operations community, Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals, FAA, and other federal agencies throughout the US. He has over 25 years of experience testing long-term survival skills in the desert, mountains, and forest. JT also served as a consultant for the film Into the Wild.

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The Runner 

“As good as the source material — if not better! I loved this story and hardly breathed as I read it straight through.” —HUGH HOWEY, author of Wool.

“We all have a reason for being here, we’re just not sure what it is.”

Time is running out. As the Great Flood threatens to consume the silo, Ace and a team of divers are in a desperate battle to avert disaster. When a terrible accident destroys the person he cares about most, Ace has little left to live for.

After nearly succumbing to the silo’s flooded depths, he realizes that drastic measures must be taken in order to save their underground home. But those in charge deem his ideas too dangerous, his methods too forbidden, and he is shunned for his sin of toxic words.

When an opportunity for redemption presents itself, Ace has only one question: Why should he fight to save these people, if they aren’t willing to help themselves?

*The Runner contains plot elements found in Hugh Howey’s Wool Omnibus (Wool 1-5).

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Murder She Typed 

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Caribbean Moon 

Written in the tradition of James Patterson, JA Konrath, and Michael Connelly, this first book in the series will have you wanting more.

Small-town detective/workaholic, Manny Williams, is thrilled with the prospect of finally taking the long-awaited vacation he had promised his wife, Louise.

The couple’s exotic getaway begins in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico, by attending the June wedding of a fellow Lansing police officer, followed with an incredible week-long Southern Caribbean cruise on the glamorous Ocean Duchess. Tropical paradise appears to be a perfect recipe for desperately needed R and R…until the first dead body.

A bizarre, seemingly random murder in their posh San Juan Hotel, and the heinous cruise ship deaths of two of Lansing’s law enforcement family, brings Manny, and his unique skills, out of cruise mode and head-long into the FBI-led investigation. Manny soon discovers that in this killer’s twisted perception nothing is off limits, prompting a race against time that could cost him everything.

If you like edge-of-your-seat thrillers laced with humor, you’ll love this!

Caribbean Moon:

“A new standard has been set for thrillers. In Rick Murcer’s debut novel, Caribbean Moon, he’s mixed the perfect ingredients to lock in readers, starting with the opening witty banter between Manny and Sophie. From there, the book takes off like a run-away roller coaster. Murcer knows just when to slow the pace and when to hit the gas. He’s created a twisted mystery, with infectious characters and an unfathomable ending. Manny Williams might be the new Jedi of investigators, and Murcer is a Spielberg-like creative powerhouse. Caribbean Moon is absolutely magnetic!”
John W. Mefford, Best-selling suspense author of COMMITTED

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No Good Deed

Eva and Zoe Lambros return home from their tumultuous trip to Greece and Germany. All Eva wants is to live a quiet, peaceful life with her lover Zoe and to start a family. Their plans quickly unravel when Eva is involved in a devastating accident that impacts on her mental and physical well being.

Zoe now has to contend with the possibility of losing the woman she loves. Secrets bubble to the surface. Shocking revelations and misguided good intentions of the past have life changing implications for Eva and Zoe’s future. How they confront and deal with the ramifications of those secrets will test their love, strength and resilience.

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CRIME SPREE: Three explosive crime novels

Three stand-alone, full-length thrillers from the bestselling author of MALICIOUS and STARK WARNING.

*Red Blitz
*Brutal Revenge
*Arctic Blood

A deadly dose of terrorism, murder and non–stop action.

BOOK ONE – RED BLITZ

The world’s most beautiful city is about to be destroyed. Dozens of bombs have been hidden throughout Venice by a terrorist who is found dead. As the bombs start to explode, and thousands flee to the mainland, the police launch a desperate bid to save the city – and solve the mystery of what lies behind the attack.

Reviews for Red Blitz:

‘A truly impressive work,’ Editor, Freebooksy.com.

‘A fabulous and well written story,’ Amazon.

‘Excellent author: I couldn’t put the Kindle down. So far all of his books are diversified; exciting and very well written,’ Amazon.

‘I enjoyed this story. It’s fast paced and kept me gripped. A short book, but just the right length in my opinion,’ Amazon.

Video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23wxQLE1uQQ

BOOK TWO – BRUTAL REVENGE

The inhabitants of a tiny island off the coast of Scotland harbour a guilty secret – they’ve recovered a hoard of treasure from an ancient wreck. But four unscrupulous villains from the mainland find out about the treasure and set out to steal it one stormy night. What follows is a nightmare of brutality and revenge.

Reviews for Brutal Revenge:

‘Raven writes brilliant short, snappy chapters that propel you along, making reading the text almost similar to watching a film. If any book needed making into a film, then this one does,’ Amazon.

‘Grabs you from the start, good plot and totally believable,’ Amazon.

‘Yet another brilliant read. Concise and enthralling,’ Amazon.

BOOK THREE – ARCTIC BLOOD

What seems like a routine assignment for charter pilot John Preston turns out to be anything but. He’s suddenly drawn into a nightmare world of intrigue and violence. It begins in a remote corner of Greenland’s treacherous east coast when a man’s mutilated body is found among the ice floes. From then on the action is fast and furious and Preston becomes the desperate quarry of a band of ruthless killers.

Reviews for Arctic Blood:

‘Every now and then, one comes across a book, a story, a plot which makes the reader go “wow”, and this is such a book. Highly recommended,’ Amazon.

‘Good read. Never read any books by James Raven before but will do again,’ Amazon.

‘I like thrillers that have an unusual story-line and this is one of them. Fast-moving and well written with vivid descriptions of the frozen north,’ Amazon.

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Their Works Shall Be in the Dark

Secrecy is next to godliness.

Tired of constantly pretending to be the perfect Mormon teenager, Jacob Crompton devises a plan to guide his fellow priests into an underground regimen of experimental sin. As they begin to dabble in behavior which is forbidden by the rules of their religion, the risks of their endeavors increase and their fears of discovery grow. The boys’ conspiracy soon threatens to careen off the rails to bring public humiliation and ecclesiastical condemnation down on them, forcing each young man to examine his loyalties, address his priorities, and ultimately confront his true beliefs.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I downloaded it one day and finished it by the next.

Alex has an amazing grasp of the difficulties and internal struggles young people face as members of the Mormon Church. The book does a great job of showing how Mormon youth have to come to terms with living truthful and authentic lives versus living the way the church would have them live.

The very first line of the book got me thinking about myself and other kids I grew up with. The main character Jacob says: “I’m a phenomenal liar” and goes on to explain why and how he became that way. It reminded me how at youth conferences the leaders all but forced everyone to bear their “testimony.” The leaders were simply following the recommendation of LDS Apostle Boyd K. Packer who advises members to bear a testimony of the church even if they don’t have one: “Oh, if I could teach you this one principle: a testimony is to be found in the bearing of it!”

Alex purposefully bring the common struggles kids face today into the book like: the Word of Wisdom, swearing, bullying, sex, masturbation, anti-Mormon literature, bishop interviews, early morning seminary, dealing with member/non-member friends, etc. He shows how difficult being a member of the Mormon Church makes these issues for Mormon kids. In so doing, I believe he accomplishes his stated goal of illustrating how damaging the church can be.

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Dirty Martini

In Bloody Mary, she busted a psychopath with a penchant for dismemberment.

In Rusty Nail, it was a serial killer with a doozy of a family tree.

And now, in Dirty Martini, Jack faces her toughest adversary yet: a sicko who’s poisoning the city’s food supply. But that’s just the start of what he has planned, because he’s aiming to kill fifty thousand people in the single biggest act of terrorism the US has ever seen. Can she stop him — and decide whether to accept boyfriend Latham’s surprise proposal — without destroying both her reputation and her sanity?

Join Jack, her partner Herb, and her nemesis Harry McGlade, for her fourth, and greatest, case so far.

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Impossible Paradise

Pioneer or Heretic? The world’s future hangs in the balance.

An incredible pulp steampunk adventure.

Captain Reinvo is ordered to take a prototype iron-sided steamship on its first voyage. The simple cargo run turns deadly when a storm drives the ship so far off-course the crew is sure they’re going to fall off the edge of the world. Reinvo fights to save his crew, only to discover a place that shouldn’t exist and which may yet get them killed as heretics.

If you like steampunk with elements of fantasy, speculative science-fiction, and thrilling tales, then you’ll love the fantastic serial adventures of the Endless Horizons Sagas, written in true homage to the pulp science-fiction classics.

Steampunk is a new genre for me. I so enjoyed the author’s “Threads” trilogy, that I had to give it a try. The story centers around a one-of-a-kind ship (designed by a lady engineer whom I am very much looking forward to meeting in the next part) that gets blown far and away off course and our hero, Captain Reinvo, is trying all he can to save the ship and as many crew members as possible. When finally they make land, questions abound. Where are they and who are the people living here? Friend or foe? If they make it back to their home port, how will they explain where they’ve been? There is plenty of action and a good start on the development of characters that I expect to see more of. It is an excellent lead-in to what I expect will be a great series!

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The Sentient Collector 

A brand new Sci-Fi story from the writer of TRANSITORY

“A great blend of all the dystopian classics.”
“Breath of fresh air in the sci-fi realm!”
“Fantastic futuristic romp…”
“Great read.”

In 2058 everything and everyone is connected. THEY ARE VULNERABLE. An EVIL intelligence lurks deep within the SIMOVA network, waiting for its time to strike. Only a few know it even exists. They will not risk others knowing.

Once it begins, it cannot be stopped. Only one man can try. He is called THE SENTIENT COLLECTOR. Unfortunately, most think he is but a myth. Proving he is not could make the difference between war and peace.

Follow GRAHAM, PHOENIX and KRISTOF as they are each dragged into a PLOT that threatens their entire city. Three characters from very different walks of life are brought crashing together in a thrilling battle of will against a seemingly insurmountable enemy. Will they stop it, or DIE trying?

For an extra twist The Sentient Collector starts where many other stories end. It tells the story that comes years after the world’s first AI is created and then lost in highly suspicious circumstances.

>>>Do you like Sci-Fi with twists, turns and a great plot?

The Sentient Collector will SURPRISE and ENTERTAIN. Think you know what’s going to happen? Think again!

>>>The Sentient Collector is book 1 of The Sentient Trilogy

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The Gaslight Gunslinger

Enter Matthew Slade. Formerly the Pinkerton Detective Agency’s best gun-hand, investigator, and tracker. No sooner does he arrive at San Francisco’s stockyard than he rescues Mai Lee, a little Chinese girl, from a pair of thugs intent on kidnapping her.

Slade finds out that the girl is wanted by Huang Sun, the leader of the dominant tong – a Chinese crime syndicate that runs opium dens, fan-tan parlors, and prostitution in the city. And Slade can’t walk away, even if he wanted to. His first paid job as a free agent is to keep Mai Lee out of Sun’s hands – no matter the cost!

Can a gunslinger used to the open plains and prairies of the West deal with the criminal underworld of a crowded metropolis? Even with the help of his friend, sea-captain Amos Harding and the backing of a pair of bawdy-house madams, the odds are long at best!

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Disorganized Crime: A Kat Makris Greek Mafia Novel

Kat Makris was a little girl when her father spun wild and outrageous bedtime stories about Baboulas, the Greek boogeyman, a lawless creature with a penchant for stealing gold and clashing with the gods.

Now Kat is twenty-eight, single, a couch potato in a cube farm, when her father goes missing. Without him, she’s alone in the world. Before the police can work their mojo, she herself is abducted by a couple of hoods with crooked noses, and she quickly discovers her father’s old stories were true—true crime, that is. Baboulas is an infamous mob boss in Greece, and Baboulas is the one who has Kat holed up in a private plane bound for Greece.

Now, to find her father, Kat must face the boogeyman …

Somewhere between Stephanie Plum and Michael Corleone you’ll find Kat Makris. DISORGANIZED CRIME is a humorous look at family—and Family.

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The Marquis 

Marc’s power has diminished over the years. Heaven will never grant him absolution, and he refuses to return to Hell. Running isn’t an option. The city of Carmine is his territory. It’s also home to his favorite cafe owner, Mae Hopkins. The dame has a lovely smile, but it’s her heart and soul that shine bright.

While his city burns and his love is captured, Marc must decide to surrender or let hate and anger fuel him to become the fearsome beast he so loathes: The Marquis. If the Marquis rises, Vetis can be defeated and Mae saved, but Marc would be lost to his demon forever.

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Gabriel

The short Story at the end by Shaun Phelps is a nice surprise at the end of the book!! Overcoming Fear: Molly is a story that makes your heart race and your emotions run away with themselves. I wish there would have been more to read and I truly hope that I get to read more of his work the in the near future!!

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The Moon at Noon 

A door in time. A visitor from the future. A girl determined to save the boy she loves.

The third book in the mind-twisting dystopian time travel series, ‘The House Next Door’

Mathew Erlang travels north through an England overrun by violence and sickness. Accompanied by a new friend, he finally makes it to his grandmother’s house, but all is not as it seems in this childhood place of safety. Meanwhile, Clara makes an uncanny pact with Mathew’s peculiar neighbour and finally learns the truth about Mr. Lestrange.

When I read the first book in a series and love it, I am typically disappointed in the follow-ups. Even those that get made into high budget movies. Yet I refuse to lose hope that there will be an author who can deliver a trilogy of consistent imagination and quality. Congratulations to Jule Owen. From the first revelations in The Boy Who Fell from the Sky to the final ones in The Moon at Noon, I was enthralled.

First, her vision of the future is absolutely clear in her mind and vividly rendered. Few SF novels have seemed so possible to me a real future arc. The combination and contrast of advanced technologies with a new social order and politics driven by extreme climate change seem more relevant than anything else I have recently read. As I read the books, I watched news pieces of both war and climate change that made the books seem eerily prescient.

Second, each book held more of the new, even within the schema set out in the original book. Credit Jule with creating a rich enough environment that she was always able to use that structure to create and reveal things that were novel to the reader.

Third, the final book came with revelations that were intricately woven through the first two. The plots of these books were not made up as they went along. From start to finish, this trilogy felt like a single well-conceived book.

Fourth, there are complexities that arise from the plot (especially in this third book) that made my head swim a little. Jule handles these moments deftly. She is a smart writer, giving a smart product that has a measure cleverness without being smug.

Well done. I hope to read more from Jule Owen.

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Window of Death

When Lucy has a premonition—a window into the future—she sees one of the agents killed by the same bandits. She must gain their trust in time to stop the bandits from continuing their murder spree, and find the missing backpacks containing the deadly packages before the US has its first mass terrorist attack since 9-11.

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Trouble at the Red Pueblo

When Spider is hired to do some private detective work for the Red Pueblo Museum, he doesn’t suspect it will cause a rift between his wife, Laurie, and himself.
Museum Director Martin Taylor is desperate, and his son, Matt, is angry. Some wicked, faceless organization is bent on destroying the museum financially, and it’s about to succeed. After Spider arrives, the situation turns deadly when a killer uses an Anasazi ax from the museum’s tourist shop to bash in the skull of a charismatic playboy.
Everyone has a motive for the murder, even Laurie’s handsome, rich relative who cozies up to her every chance he gets. The local Barney-Fife-type deputy arrests volatile Matt Taylor, whose only real crime is putting his trust in the wrong woman. Can Spider untangle the web of secrecy and lies surrounding the museum and save its Anasazi treasures before the Taylors lose it all? And in the process, can he save his own marriage?
A cozy mystery with an edge, Trouble at the Red Pueblo is Book #1 in Liz Adair’s Spider Latham Red Rock Mystery Series set in Southern Utah’s spectacularly scenic canyon country.

From Meridian Magazine:

Liz Adair’s new Spider Latham Mystery, Trouble at the Red Pueblo, captures the mystery and splendor of the red rock country and modern spirit of the west. In a style similar to that of Tony Hillerman and Clair Poulson, she mixes a solid mystery with a modern western. . .
Spider is far from the typical Western literary hero. There’s an honesty and realism to him that real westerners will recognize and love. He’s not a twenty-something quick-draw, but a man who has raised two sons, loves his wife, and values the land his ancestors settled as early pioneers. He’s a deputy sheriff who isn’t paid too well and has difficulty figuring out modern electronic gadgets like smart phones. He’s kind and compassionate to family, friends, strangers, and animals, but struggles to deal with assumptions and jealousy. His manner of speech and his thought processes ring true and endear readers to him.
Spider’s wife, Laurie, is a strong woman in many ways. She has a kind, gentle style that draws people to her, but she also has a keen mind and is in many ways as much of a detective as her husband. She’s also knowledgeable concerning horses and western culture. Other minor characters are strong, distinct people who greatly enrich the story.
The background for this story is the Utah/Arizona border area between Kanab and Fredonia with its red rocks, high temperatures, and Anasazi ruins and artifacts. Adair does a great job of bringing this setting alive as part of the story, making visualizing the magnificent scenery easy yet a natural part of the story. . .
The plot moves at a deceptively relaxed pace, drawing the reader in with interesting tidbits and wonderful dialog, until the reader is surprised to discover how quickly the action is moving. The conclusion is satisfying both as a resolution to the mystery, but as it relates back to a couple of other issues introduced early on.

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Angels Watching Over Me

From Publishers Weekly

In this first book in the Shenandoah Sisters series, Phillips, a prolific author and longtime CBA bookseller, offers a light historical novel with the flavor of young adult fiction. Mary Ann “Mayme” Jukes is a young African-American slave girl living in Shenandoah County, in North Carolina, in the 1860s. When marauding outlaw Confederate soldiers kill her family, she escapes to Rosewood, another plantation owned by the white family of Kathleen “Katie” Clairborne. Here, Mayme finds more devastation; 15-year-old Katie is the only person left alive. The girls become friends and together vow to run the plantation and keep the adults’ deaths a secret until Katie comes of legal age to own the debt-ridden property. The book is mostly a collection of short, sketchy scenes, presumably setting up events for the next book in the series. Phillips’s prose is simple and workmanlike, adeptly moving the events along. The reader is left with a few questions (the plantation is devastated, yet the girls have plenty of livestock and groceries), and the spiritual thread is fairly basic (God tells Mayme directly what to do, and they speak to each other in italics). The epilogue leaves the reader hanging until the promised second installment. Young evangelical Christian women looking for escapist historical fiction will find this passable, if not particularly memorable, entertainment.

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AlterWorld

But some unfortunates – the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits – choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs.

Once a seasoned gamer and now a terminal cancer patient, Max grasps at this final chance to preserve his life and identity. So he goes for it – goes for the promise of immortality shared with a few trusty friends and the woman he loves. Together they roam the roads of AlterWorld and sample its agony and ecstasy born of absolute freedom.

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Fear Has a Name

WINNER: 2013 Romantic Times Readers Choice Award 

for Best Inspiration Thriller-Suspense Novel

Amazon #1 Top-Rated Christian Suspense Novel

Ideal for fans of Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, Jerry Jenkins, Joel Rosenberg and Davis Bunn.

Creston Mapes is the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling Christian fiction mystery, Nobody, along with the bestselling Christian fiction thrillers Fear Has a Name, Dark Star and Full Tilt.
 
Captivating from breathless start to throat-clenching finish. A must read for fans of Terri Blackstock and Brandilyn Collins.” — Tamera Alexander, USA Today Bestselling Author
 
Anyone who likes my books will love Fear Has a Name. The plot is skillfully woven, and the story has a spiritual depth that will resonate with readers. Creston Mapes is an author to watch in the suspense genre. — Terri Blackstock, Bestselling Author

Creston Mapes proves once again that he is a master of building deep characters and sending them on a twisting, breakneck journey of terror and triumph. — Robert Liparulo, Bestselling Author
 
I love novels where I look for any spare moment to keep reading. Fear Has A Name is one of them. Well done! —  James L. Rubart, Bestselling Author
 
Fear Has A Name is an exceptional treat, a story of unrelenting tension that dares to stare evil in the face. Mapes has a gift. — Harry Kraus, MD, Bestselling Author

A stunning portrayal of redemption and mercy, Fear Has A Name kept me on the edge of my seat! — Ronie Kendig, Award Winning Author

There were moments when it left me breathless. Creston Mapes’s signature blend of heart-pounding suspense, angst, and deep spiritual questions made for a robust, riveting read! — Kathy Herman, Bestselling Author

Jaw dropping suspense. — Author Nikki Arana

Mapes is at the head of a new breed of Christian authors. — NY Times Best-Selling Author Eric Wilson
 
Nail-bitingly great. — Tom Morrisey, Author of In High Places

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Water’s Edge

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Perilous

“Terrifying, riveting, and jaw dropping….” ~Unedited

”A story full of suspense, with lots of twists and turns.” ~Talli Roland, author, The Hating Game

Jaci Rivera joins her best friends Callie, Sara and Amanda for a night of pizza and shopping. But an evening at the mall turns into a terrifying twist of events that drive Jaci and her friends 2000 miles across the Canadian border. The girls find themselves alone and running from unknown enemies on all sides, and not even the police can be trusted. . . . Detective Carl Hamilton is called out on a homicide case where the partially decayed body of an unidentified teenage girl is found along a remote highway. He is drawn into a life and death race to stop the killers before they strike again.

ALTERCATION, the sequel to PERILOUS, is now available from WiDo Publishing!

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Electrified

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The Survivors 

“This is Safe Haven Refugee Camp. Can anyone hear me? …hello? Is anyone out there?

The end of the world has given us a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push mankind to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us… Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace. Only survivors.”

From dangerous trips into dark, apocalyptic cities, to patriotic rescues and furious revelations, Life After War is an action-packed fantasy series where those left alive must come to terms with their mistakes in the old world, while fighting for a place in the new one. Life After War. Magic and Reality blended into a post-apocalyptic fantasy series that you won’t ever forget.
Summary in 20 words or less:An action adventure quest, with a supernatural romance, and many other subplots, set during the aftermath of the apocalypse.

What can you expect to discover in this fantasy series?

  • The End of the World, up close and full of apocalyptic horror.
  • A government conspiracy that caused the apocalypse.
  • An adventure into the wastelands to find family, supplies, and safety.
  • A supernatural romance with a dangerous secret about a child’s parentage and a love strong enough to survive nuclear armageddon.
  • An invasion, ambushes, attacks from nature and man-guns and magic!
  • A refugee camp with very different laws, picking up those who have survived.
  • A hero you will love, even as you ponder the secrets that could lose him leadership.
  • A witch, a doctor, a government storm tracker, a star, and three Marines struggling to keep their people alive and together as they prepare to defend themselves against Cesar’s slavers.
  • A constant battle for survival that includes deadly trips into decaying American cities, insanity, relics of the past, and ghosts that stalk their every move.

The Survivors (book one) has been a bestseller on multiple retailers in fantasy series, dark fantasy, science fiction series, action adventure, and horror. It has been downloaded more than 300K times. Get yours today! This way, please…

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The Black Chip

THE BLACK CHIP is the story of Noly Boots, an ex-private detective that must re-enter the violent world he left in order to rescue his girlfriend and her daughter, abducted as pawns in a multi-million dollar theft.

As the novel opens, Sarah Benson, and her twelve year-old daughter, Kacy, learn about the gangland-style murder of Sarah’s brother. In fear for herself and her daughter, Sarah attempts to flee with Kacy, but is instead abducted by a mob-connected criminal and his cruel, unstable accomplice. Now Noly, using a network of friends, must find the two most important people in his life–and heaven help the bastards that took them, because Noly will show them no mercy

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The Last Jump: A Novel of World War II

After the last veteran passes away, his hopes are dashed but one reaches from beyond the grave to identify the only other living person who who knows the secret and he races against death to reach her. A shocking conclusion awaits him, if only he can get there in time!

This book resonates with veterans of all wars and their sons and daughters. Active military and patriotic supporters of our Armed Forces also love this book, especially fans of Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan.

A historical fiction book requires significant research to understand the personalities of the famous participants and the location of various units and the timeframe in which the action is taking place. The challenge is to seamlessly place the fictional characters in historically accurate situations and venues to tell the story. As such, it took 4 years to write this book and a year to edit it.

As part of the research, we met and talked to numerous World War II veterans. They are almost universally humble, modest and appreciative of the gratitude so generously expressed by many, in both America and Europe, so late in their lives. So, come and join the adventure as we take a trip through a time in this country when everyone pulled together to achieve the improbable victory against the forces of evil. Learn what it was like to live in and fight for America in the dark days of World War II and enjoy a rousing war story and an elusive mystery. We have much to learn from that generation. The Last Jump teaches us some of it. And keeping their memory alive is something they earned.

Some proceeds from the sales of The Last Jump are donated to assist families of the fallen.

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Necromancer Awakening

The New Adult Fantasy Bestseller that reached #1 in the UK and #3 in the United States (2014).

“Knowledge in the absence of wisdom is a dangerous thing.”

Texas archaeology student Nicolas Murray has an ironic fear of the dead. A latent power connecting him to an ancient order of Necromancers floods his mind with impossible images of battle among hive-mind predators and philosopher fishmen. When a funeral service leaves him shaken and questioning his sanity, the insidious power strands him in a land where the sky kills and earthquakes level cities. A land where the undead serve the living, and Necromancers summon warriors from ancient graves to fight in a war that spans life and afterlife.

If Nicolas masters the Three Laws of Necromancy, he can use them to get home. But as he learns to raise and purify the dead–a process that makes him relive entire lifetimes in the span of a moment–the very power that could bring him home may also prevent his return. For the supreme religious leader, the Archmage Kagan, has outlawed Necromancy, and its practitioners risk torture and execution.

As warring nations hunt Necromancers to extinction, countless dead in limbo await a purification that may never come.

Nicolas’s power could be his way home…

Or it could save a world that wants him dead.

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SURVIVORS OF THE DEAD: FROM THE ASHES

FROM THE ASHES is book one in the series, with the second book, THE ROAD UNKNOWN, on track to publish Spring 2015.

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The Tenth Chamber: A Thriller

New from the internationally bestselling thriller writer Glenn Cooper, whose books have sold more then 6 million copies worldwide, comes The Tenth Chamber.

After a fire tears through the library of an ancient monastery a medieval script is discovered hidden behind an antique bookcase. Badly damaged, it is sent to Paris for restoration and there literary historian Hugo Pineau begins to decipher the startling fourteenth-century text. Within its pages lies a fanciful tale of a painted cave and a rudimentary map. Intrigued, Hugo enlists the help of archaeologist Luc Simard and the two men embark on a journey that will change the course of their lives forever.

When Luc and Hugo discover a vast network of prehistoric caves, buried deep within the cliffs, they realize that they’ve stumbled across something extraordinary. And at the very core of the labyrinth lies the most astonishing chamber of all, the tenth chamber. Aware of the significance of their discovery, they set up camp with a team of experts, determined to bring their find to the world. But as they begin to unlock the ancient secret the cavern holds, they find themselves at the center of a dangerous game. One ‘accidental’ death leads to another and it soon becomes clear that someone or something will stop at nothing to protect the secret of the tenth chamber.

Praise:

“The Tenth Chamber shows that Cooper is one of the best new writers of conspiracy thrillers.”
David Knights, Keighley News, UK

“Cooper writes a story both incandescent and explosive. A seamless blend of modern-day thriller and historical mystery with an ending that left me breathless.”
James Rollins, Bestselling Author

“Cooper has written one of the best-designed novels that I’ve read in 14 years.”
Antonio D’ Orrico, Corriere della Sera Magazine

“As Cooper builds the layers of intrigue it becomes clear that he is no ordinary thriller writer, but one who asks big questions.”
Sunday Telegraph (UK)

“The Tenth Chamber shows that Cooper is one of the best new writers of conspiracy thrillers.”
David Knights, Keighley News, UK

“Glenn Cooper is the Indiana Jones of literature.”
Annarita Briganti, La Repubblica

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 The Fourteenth Protocol

After an eleventh terrorist attack, the American people are at a breaking point. But when a fledgling special agent stumbles across the one clue that could break the case wide open, she uncovers a secret CIA spy operation and becomes the only asset that can stop it.

Come inside this spider’s web of espionage, conspiracy and intrigue, and witness young Agent Baker’s struggles against evil and her own fears as they take her to the edge of the abyss; and the clock is ticking.

The first in the series of high-octane espionage spy thrillers

The sequel, Protocol 15, has published!
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100 5-Star Reviews for the unrelentingly fast paced espionage thriller book

CONSPIRACY wrapped by INTRIGUE AND SUSPENSE, then TIED IN KNOTS.”
-– Kevin McLaughlin, Special Agent, DEA

Like David Baldacci thriller book collection all in one. Undoubtedly one of the best spy thrillers I’ve read in years. This spy series is fast paced, unrelenting!”

“…his writing is excellent…this will be a best selling terrorist spy thriller in 2015…makes my top list of espionage thriller books to read.”

“The heroine in peril, Jana Baker, is such a strong female lead character. She’s scared but has the guts of any male special agent. Makes for one of the great thriller books to read.”

“The plot is a mix of James Bond, 24, and Call of Duty.”
— Russ Atkinson, Special Agent, FBI (ret.), thriller book author.

“I am going to blow off work so I can finish reading this spy mystery series. No joke. An intrigue novel that has New York Times bestseller list 2015 written all over it.”

“One of the best new mystery thriller authors…author has hit this one out of the park. One of the best terrorism crime novels I’ve read in years. Can’t wait until this thriller is made into a CIA spy thriller series collection.”

“…a mystery book with an edge of your seat quality that keeps you sucked in.”

“I ended up falling in love with the main characters…definitely a 2015 bestseller.”

“I really hope this kind of thing doesn’t happen in real life. A government conspiracy that leads all the way to the white house and the president, a rogue CIA agent…and just one FBI special agent to stop it.”

“The undercover CIA thing is so realistic. I love finding the bestselling mysteries like this…one of my favorite thriller books to read in 2015.”

“Terrorism, suspense, gunfire, romance…all with a strong female lead character. What else are you looking for? Rivals the New York Times bestsellers by, Brad Thor, or David Baldacci…”

“A CIA spy series to watch.”

“This book is like a Jody Foster / FBI special agent Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs without the lunatic psycho…faced with death and a white house government conspiracy. If this book doesn’t become one of the bestselling mysteries out there, I don’t know what would.”

“I can’t wait for the sequel…another espionage thriller series!”

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Abysmal Canyon

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Searching for Glory

Gloria Star hasn’t always been an A-list celebrity. She used to be just a regular Midwestern girl named Glory Stark. Now she is forced to reconcile her two lives because Johnny Carter, the only man she ever loved, has asked her to return to her hometown, and she can’t say no. Ten years ago, one night changed everything for Gloria and Johnny. Not only did Gloria lose Johnny, but she also lost herself.

Now she’s headed back to her home town in Missouri, to reconnect with her sister and make amends with Johnny. She quickly realizes that returning to Glory Stark’s life isn’t going to be easy. As she faces painful truths about her past and an uncertain future, Gloria learns that forgiveness is essential, family is everything and love is forever.

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True of Blood

Xandra Illuminata Smith has lived for the last three years with ghosts as parents but her life gets even stranger after her seventeenth birthday when she finds out that her mother is actually a Witch in hiding and her biological father, whom she knew nothing about, is a Fairy and King of the Fae realm.

Xandra is the first Witch Fairy to be born in thousands of years for very good reason. No one should be able to control that much magic and Xandra was never meant to be born at all but her mother has managed to keep her hidden away until now.

The Witches want her dead and the Fairies want her blood, for only her blood will reopen the gateway to the Fae realm and allow them back into this realm to take revenge on humans and Witches alike for having banished them hundreds of years ago.

Xandra has very little time to learn how to use her powerful Witch and Fairy magic that has been bound since her birth while running from the Fairies who managed to jump realms and want to take her blood to set the others free. She needs someone to teach her and her parents enlist the help of one powerful Fairy who claims to want to keep the realms closed to each other. He will help keep her safe and alive as she learns, at least that’s what he says…

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The Forgiving

Jacobi House stood like any house—severely erect, perhaps even proud, but made by human hands.

Its two-stories perched high on a bluff on the Willamette River, not in isolation, but in Portland, Oregon, a city of more than six hundred thousand souls. In decay the house remained defiant, but that was true of most historic buildings that had survived into the new millennium.

Evil may have walked its halls, but the building itself wasn’t evil in any of its parts. Its foundation didn’t disturb any burial plots, American Indian or otherwise, and its architectural design wasn’t a demonic summoning glyph, though these theories had been suggested each time the house had been partially torn down and rebuilt.

People feared the place like they feared the dark. Hope died there. Horror put down roots. But Jacobi House was like any other house.

Save for one thing.

Jacobi House needed forgiveness. And it would have forgiveness, hell or high heaven.

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Murder & Mystery

Meanwhile, feisty stay-at-home mom Kim Verraros can’t stand her mother-in-law. Their petty feud has lasted over 20 years and she’s beginning to feel like victory is out of reach. But when she gets a call from her P.I. with proof of juicy dirt on her arch nemesis, she has a tough decision to make: should she use this information to her benefit, or is keeping family together more important than personal gratification? Or maybe she should keep an eye on her own sordid secrets?

Follow the lives of Velvet Shore’s rich and poor as their paths collide in this quirky series filled with sex, secrets, and drama. You’ll laugh and cry as you read and experience the epic stories of people who, like us, just simply want to be loved.

Their passions run deep. Their desires are insatiable. They are restless…

*** Author’s Note ***

Restless Desires is unlike your traditional novel and is formatted like a screenplay. It is a work inspired by daytime TV and theatre. The series is fast-paced and has character-driven plots that can span multiple “episodes.” However, each book can be read as a stand-alone.

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Of Giants and Other Men

Swearing that he will avenge his father’s death, Tomás finds a friend in his cousin Fausto and the two boys become blood brothers, promising that they will always put one another first.

But events take an unexpected turn with the arrival of the alluring Ana, who has returned to the country from Europe. An attraction between Tomás and Ana begins to form, one which does not sit well with Fausto.

As the cousins grow into men, life takes them onto different paths: while Tomás becomes a doctor sworn to protect life, Fausto becomes a soldier who embraces his career with a passion that earns him the nickname “Lieutenant Knife.”

With their allegiance to each other being tested by as sickening war, and their love for the same woman, can Tomás and Fausto remain true to the vow they made when they were children? Or will war and revolution tear them apart?

“Of Giants and Other Men” is a masterful story of love, betrayal, honor and sacrifice, depicting the horror and beauty that lie at the core of the human heart.

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Vaz Kindle Edition

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The Harbinger 1st Cycle Collection: Hard-boiled Mysteries Not for the Faint of Heart

“If you think you know what is going to happen, your wrong. I have read so many suspense and crime books that guessing the end gets easier and easier. NOT this time. Be prepared to be hooked from the first page and loose some sleep because you just can’t put it down”
Michelle Delgado
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“I am hooked on these stories! Very well-written and entertaining…Very hard to put down! Time to return this set and check out some more.”
D. Harris
Amazon Reviewer

Overview: The Harbinger Collection
A Patterson-style set of thrillers with a dash of Hannibal…

This collection includes:
Anatomy: The prequel short story
Plain Jane – The full length first novel of the series
Dark Lullaby – the bridge short between Plain Jane & Wallflower *exclusive to the collection
My Soul to Keep – the Harbinger short story featuring Nicole *exclusive to the collection
Wallflower – the full length sequel to Plain Jane *exclusive to the collection
Shallow Grave – bridge short between Wallflower and Buzz Kill *exclusive to the collection
Buzz Kill – the last book in the Harbinger trilogy
Pallor – the post-Buzz Kill wrap up short story


More Praise for the Harbinger Collection

“When I read on the author’s blog that Plain Jane was a “Patterson-style thriller with a dash of Hannibal” I knew right away that I wanted to read it. I was not disappointed and in my honest opinion this book is incredible!”
A. Harris
Amazon Reviewer

Just remember to keep the lights on when reading this collection!

Anyone who enjoys mystery/thrillers such as James Patterson, Lee Child, and Patricia Cornwell, The Harbinger series with definitely satisfy your need for suspense!

**Looking for McCray’s other #1 Police Procedural series? Check out the Darc Murders Collection

**Looking for McCray’s latest Hard Boiled series? Check out the Nursery Rhyme Murders Collection

**Want a collection filled with McCray’s other thrillers? Check out Got

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The Black Dragon

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Treasure of Saint-Lazare: A Novel of Paris 

A hidden treasure. A murderous plot. A love that won’t let go.

Years later, Eddie is still reeling from the brutal murder of his wife and young son. When the captivating Jen shows up with a clue that could lead him to the killers, he can’t resist the hunt —or the chance to rekindle a passionate romance.

Jen and Eddie embark on an international search that takes them deep into the passages and byways of seductive Paris… and their feelings for each other.

Will Eddie finally get the answers he’s always needed, or will he be the next victim of the mysterious painting that led to his father’s death seven decades after it was stolen by the Nazis?

Treasure of Saint-Lazare is a fast-paced historical mystery set against the backdrop of enchanting Paris. If you like the books of John McPhee and James Michener, you’ll love both the action-packed first installment of John Pearce’s Eddie Grant series and its sequel, Last Stop: Paris

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Moth

That was a long time ago.

The dance has died. The world has fallen still. We float through the heavens, one half always in light, one half always in shadow. Like the moth of our forests, one wing white and the other black, we are torn.

My people are the fortunate. We live in daylight, blessed in the warmth of the sun. Yet across the line, the others lurk in eternal night, afraid… and alone in the dark.

I was born in the light. I was sent into darkness. This is my story.

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The Black Rose

After years of experience in the courtroom, Assistant State Attorney Meredith O’Brien finds herself the target of street thugs and deep into uncovering the truth about a serial rapist and killer intent on taunting the police and her. What was the meaning of the black rose? After years of being alone she also finds herself being pursued by her ex-boyfriend detective and a mysterious Atlanta billionaire, not to mention a dog with the intelligence of a four year old. Both of the men are infuriating, persistent and intent on getting into her life, business and more personal places. Surrounded by a cast of unpredictable characters including co-workers, relatives, psychics and bounty hunters, she finds her entire life has gone crazily out of control. Strong willed, sharp-tongued and explosive, she discovers the media is quick to paint a target on her back. Dodging bullets and physically fighting bad guys was not what Meredith envisioned when she went to law school or took her job in the small, picturesque Florida city of Gainesville. Dying prematurely was also not what she had envisioned.

This cozy romance mystery suspense action thriller is packed with adventure, comedy and women sleuths fighting crime. This is a detective story with heart and a touch of the paranormal, as Meredith O’Brien applies her brand of the law, up close and very personally. A fine blend of romance and mystery, it follows the drama as police are confronted with crimes against the community and those that enforce the law. If Meredith survives the attacks on her, she still has to deal with her meddling friends and family pushing romance and impossible relationships on her. What’s a girl to do?

This first of the O’Brien’s Law Mystery series is available as a paperback and Kindle eBook.

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The Thin Wall: A POW/MIA Truth Novel

Midnight, August 20, 1968: the sirens of Prague are sounding. Without warning, Russian tanks have crossed the frontier and are pouring into the city. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia has begun. Arriving with the troops is Colonel Grigori Dal, a seasoned KGB officer and coldblooded killer. While the country slips into chaos, Dal uses the fighting as cover to apprehend an American prisoner-of-war from a military prison in Prague. Within days, only a cursed woman and a troubled war hero will stand between him and protecting the Cold War’s darkest secret: proof U.S. servicemen were secretly transferred to the Soviet Union.

R. Cyril West’s unforgettable novel of tragic love, suspense, intrigue, and the dangerous machinations of the human heart—The Thin Wall.

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All Roads Lead Home – Book One: Getting There

Getting lost is easy. Finding your way home’s the tricky part.

Burned out Jesse McKlintock has nowhere left to go except right back to the place he cut loose from ten years ago in a blind rage. In those ten years he stayed blind drunk. Now he hates himself as passionately as those who betrayed him. He is an old thirty-six needing to winter somewhere. And the chip on his shoulder from years of being hated for his skin is getting mighty heavy.

“No. That’s it. You don’t get it. I have nothing. No family, no home, no one to miss me. I’m tired of this life anyway. Just do me a favor and do it now.”

The old man dropped his smirk and stared at the cowboy for a long spell. He got up, walked over to a shelf and took down a bottle Jesse hadn’t noticed before. The old man walked over to him and poured some of it in the open spot on his head. “That’s just plain sad, son,” he said. “I finally met a man more pitiful than me.”

The struggle for survival can get messy and that’s for those who care. It gets downright ugly for those who don’t.

Enter now into Jesse’s journey of last resort, pressed onward by an unknown force driving him back to the very ground he’d cursed before leaving ten years prior. Jesse crosses paths with a curious character who is thought to be an assassin named Maxwell Calkinmyer, receives a partially shot off ear compliments of Crazy Mary, and is shaken silly by a curmudgeon by the name of Levon.

Getting There, second edition of the first book in the All Roads Lead Home saga, reveals Jesse’s rich Scot-Wichita heritage as he treks up north to Wyoming in order to winter. Not by choice. He’d just flat run out of places that would take him. Along the way, he travels back in time to his roots, where his Native American grandmother’s tales span over 80 years across pre-Indian Territory, linking his past, present, and future generations.

Time may not heal all wounds, Jesse will learn. It will, however, do its part when we at least show up for our part. Getting There is an up and down, emotion-yanking, laugh-triggering, thought-provoking tale of betrayal, mystery, suspense, action, and adventure with more twists than a secondhand bread tie.

L. L. Ward, a prodigal native Oklahoman, takes you for a ride beginning in the early 1800’s and brings it on home to present day through the course of the seven book All Roads Lead Home series.

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Mechaniclism: Apocalyptic Horror

The Past

The Present

An Uncertain Future

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Grace Lost

The fine blue mist was impossible to see falling from the night sky. It coated everything in its path: houses, cars, toys left in yards by children, the ground. By sunrise, it would be impossible to detect. The veil of toxic substance was thin, but it was enough to do the harm for which it was intended. Anyone unlucky enough to be outside at the time of contamination would die. The airplanes that flew that night would be some of the last.

The darkness of night would give way to morning light, as it always had. People would awake in search of a lazy weekend breakfast. Mothers would begin preparing children for a day of play. Dogs would whine to go outside. The dead would rise.

Zoe’s been on her own since she was a teenager, when tragedy took her family. Living in a remote small town, she withdrew from society. Her longtime friend, Adam Boggs, left her even more broken when he left for college and stopped answering her calls and letters. When he’s back in town for a visit, they attempt to reconcile. The next morning brings an end to life as they knew it.

Fleeing for safety, they soon cross paths with other survivors. It doesn’t take long until they realize that the dead are not the only things to fear.

Book one of the Grace Series. Intended for mature audiences. A portion of all proceeds of this series will be donated to Strong Against Cancer – helping find a cure for childhood cancer.

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Nemesis: Book One

At a field party, four high school seniors witness a star fall from the sky. The world at their fingertips, ready to start their lives in earnest, they quickly realize no star fell that night. Something from another planet landed in their small town. Something that wants them to free it.

Cast from her world, the alien needs a new home. Using the teenagers, she discovers how to escape her ship. Looking around this new place, she decides if her species is to colonize, she must radically change this planet.

Earth’s final Nemesis has arrived and no one knows she exists. No one, besides four teenagers, understands the power she possesses. No one is prepared for the hell she’s bringing.

Don’t miss this pulse-pounding science fiction series! If you love thought provoking thrill-rides, grab this book today!

What are readers saying?

  • “Reading Nemesis has become a sort of addiction that I can’t get enough of!”
  • “I couldn’t stop reading!”
  • “This story is so intriguing and different from anything else I’ve read.”
  • “David’s best book yet!”

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The Sekhmet Bed: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Is Ahmose’s divine gift a blessing or a curse?

The second daughter of the Pharaoh, Ahmose has always dreamed of a quiet life as a priestess, serving Egypt’s gods, ministering to the people of the Two Lands. But when the Pharaoh dies without an heir, she is given instead as Great Royal Wife to the new king – a soldier of common birth. For Ahmose is god-chosen, gifted with the ability to read dreams, and it is her connection to the gods which ensures the new Pharaoh his right to rule.

Ahmose’s elder sister Mutnofret has been raised to expect the privileged station of Great Royal Wife; her rage at being displaced cannot be soothed. As Ahmose fights the currents of Egypt’s politics and Mutnofret’s vengeful anger, her youth and inexperience carry her beyond her depth and into the realm of sacrilege.

To right her wrongs and save Egypt from the gods’ wrath, Ahmose must face her most visceral fear: bearing an heir. But the gods of Egypt are exacting, and even her sacrifice may not be enough to restore the Two Lands to safety.

The Sekhmet Bed is the first volume of Libbie Hawker’s series The She-King, a family saga of the Thutmosides, one of ancient Egypt’s most fascinating royal families. Don’t miss Book 2: The Crook and Flail

Note: This ebook edition contains a preview chapter of Libbie Hawker’s new ancient Egyptian series, The Book of Coming Forth by Day.

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Roped

ENDORSEMENTS FOR ROPED

“Roped has much more tension and suspense per page than any book, adult or otherwise, I’ve read in years. Like the serial books I loved as a young person, Roped leaves you panting for the next installment. Entertaining, exciting, and colorful, the descriptions, particularly of the villainous Ed Fairgate after Buster’s demise, helps you remember why books were always better than movies. So much more show than tell. Crissy’s temper is a major theme. Her growth comes at a high price, but she does her folks proud and wins big. And teaches Christian values. Love certain phrases like, “Shame sifted over me like pollen in the springtime.” Judy Madsen Johnson, Author of Joy Cometh in the Morning, the Joy Postle Blackstone Story and Stories from the Front Lines, the Battle Against Abortion, judymadsenjohnson.com

“I read the novel Roped by DiAne Gates, because I was curious to see what kind of work she could produce, having been a writer alongside her for a few years. I was not excited about it because I do not generally like or read fiction. However, I want to say I found it truly a page-turner and I actually enjoyed it very much. I read it in one day, although I had many other things I should have been doing. I found myself, a Granny, quite anxious to know what happened to each character and felt a sense of satisfaction at the end of each episode, coupled with a sense of time passing while I wasn’t reading, something I’ve only before experienced while reading Frank Peretti . DiAne has written a great book for young adults, one that will engage them, I feel sure, and also will inspire teens to do the right thing, a lesson that is much needed in this day. I cannot emphasize my surprise at liking a piece of fiction. To me this says more than any other words I could say. I am glad I read it and look forward to the next in the series. Brava, DiAne!” Katharine Trauger, The Conquering Mom.com, katharinetrauger.wordpress.com

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The Land Of Cannabis

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Three Rivers Ranch Romance Box Set, Books 1 – 3: Inspirational Western Romances – Second Chance Ranch, Third Time’s the Charm, Fourth and Long

This Christian western romance boxed set contains the first three novels in the Amazon #1 Bestselling Three Rivers Ranch Romance series – Second Chance Ranch, Third Time’s the Charm, and Fourth and Long.

Second Chance Ranch: A Three Rivers Ranch Romance (Book 1): After his deployment, injured and discharged Major Squire Ackerman returns to Three Rivers Ranch, wanting to forgive Kelly for ignoring him a decade ago. He’d like to provide the stable life she needs, but with old wounds opening and a ranch on the brink of financial collapse, will Squire and Kelly have the patience and faith to make their second chance possible?

Third Time’s the Charm: A Three Rivers Ranch Romance (Book 2): First Lieutenant Peter Marshall has a truckload of debt and no way to provide for a family, but Chelsea helps him see past all the obstacles, all the scars. With so many unknowns, can Pete and Chelsea develop the love, acceptance, and faith needed to find their happily ever after?

Fourth and Long: A Three Rivers Ranch Romance (Book 3): Commander Brett Murphy goes to Three Rivers Ranch to find some rest and relaxation with his Army buddies. Having his ex-wife show up with a seven-year-old she claims is his son is anything but the R&R he craves. Kate needs to make amends, and Brett needs to find forgiveness, but are they too late to find their happily ever after?

For fans of inspirational western romance authors Staci Stallings, Kimberly Krey, Becky Wade, and Denise Hunter.

Themes/Topics
>Clean & Wholesome romance
>Christian / inspirational romance
>Contemporary romance
>Western romance
>Cowboy romance
>Military romance
>Second chance romance
>Romantic suspense
>Texas ranch, divorce, PTSD, some mystery elements, forgiveness, acceptance, love

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The Reckoning: The Day Australia Fell 

While the outnumbered Australian Defence Force fights on the ground, in the air and at sea, this quickly becomes a war involving ordinary people.

Ben, an IT consultant has never fought a day in his life. Will he survive?

Grant, a security guard at Sydney’s International Airport, finds himself captured and living in the filth and squalor of one of the concentration camps dotted around Australia. Knowing death awaits him if he stays, he plans a daring escape.

This is a dark day in Australia’s history. This is terror, loneliness, starvation and adrenaline all mixed together in a sour cocktail. This is the day Australia fell.

“The Reckoning is the story of an Indonesian invasion of Australia, an eventuality that isn’t that hard to swallow given current relations.
The characters were perfect for their roles, complex enough to be interesting, but not overly burdened with Freudian analysis. There are some excellent character moments and some great one-liners. Aussie humour shines through the narrative. I really enjoyed this, and found it hard to put down.” – Greg Barron author of Rotten Gods & Savage Tide

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Stiger’s Tigers

The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South.

A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, fighter and a right proper bastard of a man… Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of a truly terrible company, the 85th Imperial Foot, he is unknowingly sent on a suicide mission to resupply an isolated outpost, the garrison of Vrell. Along the way he must rebuild his new company, gain the respect of the men he leads, survive an assassination attempt, fight bandits, rebels, and an agent of an evil god. His companions on this journey of discovery and adventure are one of the few remaining elven rangers and a paladin on a quest for the High Father.

The battle to save the empire and the world begins here in the first book of this exciting new series!

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The Breakers Series: Books 1-3

BREAKERS (Book 1)

In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter. A plague tears across the world, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. Civilization comes to an abrupt stop.

Just as the survivors begin to adapt to the aftermath, Walt learns the virus that ended humanity wasn’t created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job–and Earth’s survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.

MELT DOWN (Book 2)

In upstate Idaho, Ness Hook is run out of his mom’s house by his bullying brother Shawn. In Redding, California, Tristan Carter is graduating college, but with no job and no prospects, she’ll have to move back in with her parents.

Then the world ends: first with a virus, then with an alien invasion.

Ness and Shawn take to the mountains to fight a guerrilla against the attackers. In California, Tristan and Alden are taken prisoner. Separated from her brother, Tristan crosses the ruins of America to track him down. She will stop at nothing to get Alden back–but her fellow survivors prove even more dangerous than the monsters who broke the world.

KNIFEPOINT (Book 3)

Raina was just a girl when the plague came. She survived. Her parents didn’t. Neither did the world. As civilization fell, she took to the ruins of Los Angeles, eating whatever she could catch.

After two years alone, she’s found and adopted by a fisherman and his wife. Their makeshift family lives a quiet life–until a man named Karslaw sails in from Catalina Island with an army of conquerors. Driven by visions of empire, he executes Raina’s new father as a traitor and takes her mother captive.

But Karslaw’s people aren’t the only ones vying for control of the ruined land. As violence wracks the city, Raina joins a rebellion against Karslaw’s rule. She will stop at nothing to free her mother–and to have her revenge.

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Simon Said

Winner of the Malice Domestic/St. Martin’s Press Best First Traditional Mystery Award

Completely reformatted.

Forensic historian Simon Shaw likes his murders old and cold, and his first case fits the bill. An archeologist friend has found a skeleton with a bullet hole in its skull under historic Bloodworth House, and Simon investigates with his usual doggedness until he discovers that the corpse is Anne Bloodworth, an heiress who disappeared in 1926. Shaw feels compelled to find out who killed her. But this turns out to be more than an academic exercise when someone who wants to hide past secrets tries to murder him!

“Shaber charms us with her personable prof and her warm, vibrant portrait of small-town Southern life.” -New York Times Book Review

“A most auspicious introduction.”–The Washington Times

“Sarah Shaber takes modern Southern Life and gives it a slow-roasting in this gently mocking tale of past murder in present-day Raleigh. Spiced with old-timey prejudices and up-to-date neuroses, and served with a generous helping of Southern –fried academia, this is a perfectly delicious book!”
-Margaret Maron, Author of the Deborah Knott Mystery Series

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The Grimm Chronicles, Vol. 1

Now the characters of the Grimms’ stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can stop them.

For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off from her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex. The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are.

This book contains the first 3 episodes of the critically acclaimed series:

Episode 1: Prince Charming Must Die!

Alice Goodenough has been chosen to be the new hero, but not before undergoing a test to see if she’s worthy. Shaken, confused, Alice discovers that her weapon is a magic fountain pen and her ammunition is her mind: whatever she can draw, she can create. With the help of a rabbit friend, Alice must learn the ways of the hero and discover the truth about her frightening dreams: who is the terrible creature feeding on its victims at night?

Episode 2: Happily Never After

Alice’s nightmares have begun to grow more real. Terrifying man-eating rats are plaguing the city of Chicago, and it’s up to Alice to figure out a way to stop them. But before she can do that, she’ll have to face off with an even more dangerous enemy sent to kill her.

An enemy that has killed heroes before …

Episode 3: Revenge of the Castle Cats

After being rushed to the hospital, Alice Goodenough finds herself trapped in the worst dream imaginable: a horrible monster is hunting in the darkness, searching for its next victim: Alice. It will stop at nothing to kill her.

And that’s not the worst of it. All across the city, people are growing more addicted to Castle Cats, a smartphone game created by Grayle Incorporated. And it’s not just a game. The more you play, the more it controls you. Soon, Alice learns that the dwarfs who run Grayle Incorporated are watching her everywhere she goes, using human beings to spy on her.

There must be a confrontation. Sam Grayle and his brothers have to be stopped. And Alice is going to need help.

Additional features for this special edition:
– An introduction
– Two special “Lost Diaries”
– A behind-the-scenes interview
– A collection of original Grimms’ Fairy Tales

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Grace Lost 

The fine blue mist was impossible to see falling from the night sky. It coated everything in its path: houses, cars, toys left in yards by children, the ground. By sunrise, it would be impossible to detect. The veil of toxic substance was thin, but it was enough to do the harm for which it was intended. Anyone unlucky enough to be outside at the time of contamination would die. The airplanes that flew that night would be some of the last.

The darkness of night would give way to morning light, as it always had. People would awake in search of a lazy weekend breakfast. Mothers would begin preparing children for a day of play. Dogs would whine to go outside. The dead would rise.

Zoe’s been on her own since she was a teenager, when tragedy took her family. Living in a remote small town, she withdrew from society. Her longtime friend, Adam Boggs, left her even more broken when he left for college and stopped answering her calls and letters. When he’s back in town for a visit, they attempt to reconcile. The next morning brings an end to life as they knew it.

Fleeing for safety, they soon cross paths with other survivors. It doesn’t take long until they realize that the dead are not the only things to fear.

Book one of the Grace Series. Intended for mature audiences. A portion of all proceeds of this series will be donated to Strong Against Cancer – helping find a cure for childhood cancer.

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MAGIC 

Two decades of genetic research and experimentation, subsidized by the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, produces an amazing animal of the sub species Canis Lupus Familiaris. It appears to be a large golden retriever; however, it has one salient attribute that separates it from the rest of the canine world, it possesses the intelligence of an adult human being. Named Magic by the Marine whose life he saves, he travels from war torn Iraq to America and beyond.

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I fell in love with Magic.
I was reminded of my childhood attachment to Old Yeller when Magic was trying to save Quinn from the Iraqi after the Humvee accident. I felt my heart-strings tug for our dog-hero, Magic, who will risk his own life to save ours just like I felt for Old Yeller and Lassie.

From the first paragraph, I was intrigued and pulled into the read, though it wasn’t obvious this was a dog’s point of view. I thought Magic was just a dog until he reveals, “I read we have 100,000 times better smell than humans”. That made me do a mental stop and think, “What? Dogs can’t read”.

The discovery that Magic is a “super” dog was a fun surprise.

Magic’s storyline is innovative, fresh, fun, and exciting. The characters are well identified and personable. The dialogue flows with a natural ease that is unique to each character. I love reading Magic’s point of view because it’s so fresh and, well, dog-like. It’s great to see our human world through his eyes and experiences. Magic’s world makes me smile.

Then the evolving twist of the sci-fi intrigue and powerful bad guys is more than I anticipated and the story really got larger and more delicious.

Mr. Humm shows a mastery of story tempo with Magic. As if he could read my mind, he charged up the tempo at just the right moment, holding my interest and keeping me on the edge of my seat.

The story kept unfolding in unique and imaginative ways. The “good guys” kept getting into seemingly unsolvable situations.

The climax brought a convergence of all the suspense, plot and mystery in a masterfully woven delivery.

I read Magic in one sitting, unable to put it down and now that my vacation to Magic’s world is finished, the memories of my journey leave me smiling and still exhilarated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best dog story I ever read! January 23, 2013
By santi7
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For a long time “Watchers” by Dean R Koontz was the best story I ever read with a dog in it. But this ripping full tilt adventurous story blew it out of the water! It sounded like it really was comming from the point of veiw of a dog with human intelligence. And it was breakneck non-stop speed for the first part. I think I was one quarter through the book before it slowed down for a second and I took a full breath! I highly recomend this book for anyone, even if you are not into “dog” books. I especially recomend it for people who like adventures, military stories, dog owners, police, detectives, spy and mystery books. It will not disappoint! PS. Just so you know that I’m not alone on this high opinion of this book, I lent my kindle to a Marine veteran who works at my job so he could read it, and he came back raving about it too.

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Murder on Potrero Hill 

Stepping into the circle of the social elite, Peyton finds that things work differently when you’re at the top. And Jake Ryder seems to be caught in the epicenter.

Ultimately, Peyton finds that you never know what darkness lurks in the human mind and that some will murder to keep that darkness hidden.

 A book you don’t want to read at bedtime, you won’t get much sleep. I didn’t know the author, so I figured it would put me to sleep. Far from it, it kept me hooked to the end. The book is fast paced, well written and has great characters with twists and turns in the story that keep you guessing who-dun-it.

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Rise Of The Six

Joey Foust has no idea he’s a wanted man and his parents aim to keep it that way. They raised him as a normal boy in a small American town, hoping he and his friends don’t discover what lies beyond. And for eighteen years, they succeed.

Joey and his friends, the Preston Six, were all born on the same day, but soon come to find they have much more in common than a simple birthdate. Details of their past are suspicious, and they are determined to figure out what their parents are hiding.

What they find pushes the boundaries of their beliefs. Now, they’re forced to leave behind everything to face an unknown adversary who’s been hunting for them since the day they were born.

They must rise as one, or fall to enemy hands

Rise of the Six is the first book in The Preston Series, an action/adventure saga that features
page-turning excitement and entertaining battles that spans different worlds. Worlds that include zombies and high tech. If you like mysterious sci-fi and nail-biting action, then you’ll love the first book in the series.

The complete series is now on sale.

Book series order:
Book 1 Rise of the Six amazon.com/Rise-The-Six-Preston-Book-ebook/dp/B00T0HCQVU
Book 2 Call of the Six amazon.com/Call-Six-The-Preston-Book-ebook/dp/B00UA7CLPA
Book 3 Fall of the Six amazon.com/Fall-Six-The-Preston-Book-ebook/dp/B00WW0E71Y
Book 4 Break of the Six (Out now)
Book 5 Fury of the Six (Out now)
Book 6 End of the six (Out now)

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The Hybrid 

Ari, needs to regain her late mother’s crown. But, first must complete a series of trials. Little does she know, she’s fighting for her life. Given, only 7 days to prepare, Ari is not only fighting against her inner darkness that is trying to consume her, she now has an unknown enemy that keeps trying to kill her.

Ari doesn’t know who she can trust, when she can’t even trust herself. Ari does the one thing she knows she must do to survive; by forging herself into the weapon she was born to be.

I found The Hybrid to be an exciting and action-packed story. Ari is a likeable and realistic protagonist. I really enjoyed her relationship with her best friend (their banter was realistic and hilarious at times) and her interactions with Julius were always a treat to read. The author’s overall idea (the daughter of the god of war) was a unique take in an over-saturated supernatural genre book market. The book features a strong and engaging cast of characters, and the author’s descriptions of the surrounding world and settings really draw the reader in. Fans of YA, paranormal, supernatural and action genres are sure to find a new favorite author in Venus Morales.

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The Aunt Sally Team

THE AUNT SALLY TEAM – A Soap Opera:

When Bill Green puts a notice in a post office window in Oxford, he hopes for a group of intellectually stimulating companions with whom to share long summer evenings playing Aunt Sally, a quaint, traditional English pub game. Instead he gets a zany assortment of characters, not one of whom lives up to his preconceptions.

Diana craves excitement after ending a comfortable but unchallenging relationship. But is she heading for trouble when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Dante Blackthorn? He’s handsome, charismatic and a feckless alcoholic and compulsive gambler, though his devil-may-care attitude and hazy sense of boundaries mask a sensitive and complex personality. His dissatisfied ex wife Beccy still hankers after him and his self-centred but vulnerable daughter Lucy hates the idea of a new woman coming into her Dad’s life!

Best friends Lissa and Bethany are pagan teenagers who have their own coven but want to meet boys and have fun as well. Which is fine till Liss falls for someone and jeopardises the friendship.

Meanwhile Jason, a delinquent eighteen year old, has been forced to play Aunt Sally by his Dad and Uncle, who hope being part of the team will keep him out of trouble. When Lucy and Jason are attracted to each other, things get complicated, especially as Beth has set her sights on him as well.

Elderly widow Vera needs to put the past behind her. Will helping Jason fill a gap in her life and begin the process of healing?

And Rashi’s family owns the George and Dragon pub where the Aunt Sally Team is based. He thinks his future is mapped out until he falls in love and is pulled between the culture he grew up in and the expectations of his Indian family.

With these and other characters thrown into the mix, the ensuing interactions and relationships become more and more entangled as the players progress through the season. From May Morning celebrations in Oxford to riotous Aunt Sally matches at idyllic Cotswold village pubs – with fun, drama, sex, romance and chaos along the way – by the end of the summer their lives will have been changed forever.

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Sharpe Edge 

A Christmas party for the upper crust of the small Texas town of Maycroft turns tragic when the hostess ends up dead. Everyone assumes her death is an accident—everyone except her daughter, Estelle. She turns to Deena to help solve the mystery. A jealous friend and a mysterious heir are just two of the likely suspects. As a school teacher turned newspaper reporter, Deena must get crafty to dig out the truth before anyone else gets hurt, including her own brother.

Sharpe Edge is the second book in the Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series. A little romance, some snarky suburban competition, and a lot of mystery will keep you turning pages in this cozy whodunit.

If you like a clean, cozy mystery with lots of guesswork, buy Sharpe Edge today!

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Earthrise

Reese Eddings has enough to do keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise,profitable enough to feed herself and her crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to run for the hills. Unfortunately, she did promise to repay the loan. But she didn’t think it would involve tangling with pirates over a space elf prince…

Book 1 of the Her Instruments trilogy is a rollicking adventure set in the expansive Pelted universe, and kicks off an epic space opera series where the fate of worlds hangs in the balance. Fans who enjoyed Firefly or Andromeda will like this series.

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The Rectifier: Volume 1 

He’s also a man without a past, a man desperately seeking what he has lost.

In the first of a series of electrifying short stories, a coma and subsequent amnesia thrusts Frank Jackson into an unfamiliar world of intrigue and adventure where he relies upon his gut instinct to survive.

He is provided with anything a man could wish for and finds that he has a closet loaded with designer suits, shoes, ties, etc. All are supposedly his from before the accident. There is a niggling doubt that all is not quite as it seems and the people are not quite on the truthful road with explanations when they tell him that he is somewhat of an “enforcer”.

This book, which is a short story, finishes with the reader hanging and the next installment is in Volume 2. The author would have been much smarter to have combined all the volumes into one book instead of making the reader have to purchase each volume separately as he has talent in making the reader quickly involved in the action. As much as I liked the story, I don’t like the feeling that I have to keep buying each installment to see how everything turns out. I’ll keep watching this author to see if he produces a regular length novel and then perhaps, I’ll try him again.

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The Foul Mouth and the Cat Killing Coyotes

King Henry Price, honored and learned graduate of the Institution of Elements, has settled back into his normal life, running his Artificer shop, creating new designs, selling old ones, and ignoring the occasional explosion when testing goes haywire. He’s been minding his own business…only when he happens across a bunch of bullies picking on a woman, he can’t resist the opportunity to smash faces, can he?

King Henry never expected the bullies would be part of the Coyote Nation, he never expected that he could be starting a war, and he surely never expected one of his lost sisters would be on the other side.

Jordan Josephine Price…found you at last.

THE KING HENRY TAPES
Book 1 – “The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady” (released)
Book 2 – “The Foul Mouth and the Cat Killing Coyotes” (released)
Book 3 – “The Foul Mouth and the Troubled Boomworm” (released)
Book 4 – “The Foul Mouth and the Headless Hunny” (released)
Book 5 – “The Foul Mouth and the Mancy Martial Artist” (released)
Book 6 – “The Foul Mouth and the Artificial Court” (forthcoming)

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Interception & The New Space Race

Book 2 – Interception
The Inner Circle’s plans to deflect the comet are in place but Neil Peterson’s long journey to intercept Clement faces serious tests…
The president is embattled in a bitter re-election attempt and knows that losing could lead to the comet secret being exposed to the world…
NASSA’s plans to build the biggest space station for ‘scientific purposes’ are put into effect…
Earl Ackerman’s paranoia leads him to making rash decisions about the secret that’s slowly destroying the little sanity he has left…
The secret can’t stay hidden forever…

Book 3 – The New Space Race
Plans continue to move forward on the space station, which draws the ire of the country, but the Inner Circle won’t be deterred from preparing for the worst…
Tyler Ainsworth Jr. has learned of the secret and begins to make plans for his own massive shelter, this one to be in the ocean depths instead of the heavens…
The president exchanges information about the comet with Russia for help on the station and Russia plans for their own safe haven deep in the mountains…
A new American leader emerges who does not seem to share the Inner Circle’s passion for constructing the space station…
Another country enters the race to build a space station unlike anything humankind has ever seen…

Please check out the author’s other works.

COMET CLEMENT SERIES:
BOOK ONE – THE INNER CIRCLE
BOOK TWO – INTERCEPTION
BOOK THREE – THE NEW SPACE RACE
BOOK FOUR – THE THREE ARKS
BOOK FIVE – EVACUATION EARTH
BOOK SIX – FINAL DAYS
BOOK SEVEN – IMPACT
BOOK EIGHT – UNINVITED
BOOK NINE – TAKEOVER
BOOK TEN – MISSION: SURVIVAL
BOOK ELEVEN – RELOCATION
BOOK TWELVE (FINAL BOOK) – A SECOND CHANCE

LIFE, INC. – If you could learn the exact moment of your death, would you? If you could see a deceased one for one more day – at the cost of one year of your life – would you? These are the answers Life, Inc. wants to know…

CRYO-MAN series
SEASON ONE
SEASON TWO coming soon…

FLEA’S FIVE CHRISTMASES SERIES:
THE NORTH POLE CHALLENGE – FLEA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS
**WINNER IN THE 2010 NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL**
THE RUDOLPH CHALLENGE – FLEA’S SECOND CHRISTMAS
THE JACK FROST CHALLENGE – FLEA’S THIRD CHRISTMAS
THE FROSTIE CHALLENGE – FLEA’S FOURTH CHRISTMAS
THE SOUTH POLE CHALLENGE – FLEA’S FIFTH AND FINAL CHRISTMAS

KEEPER OF THE WATER SERIES
BOOK ONE – DRINKING LIFE
BOOK TWO – RECRUITS
BOOK THREE – THE WATER QUEENS

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Touchdown Tony Crowne and the Mystery of the Missing Cheerleader 

Have Kindle Unlimited? Read “The Tony Crowne Mysteries Box Set Books 1-3” for free! Click on the Peter Guy George author link to go to the box set.

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A family-friendly sports mystery packed with action and adventure…for the 9 to 12 age group…

Tony Crowne is a backup quarterback and aspiring detective who has his share of troubles: He hates the nickname his father gave him, his eighty-pound dog clobbers his mother and grandfather at breakfast and he gets into a fight with the biggest kid in school.

Worst of all, his best friend, cheerleader Ashley Richardson, disappears the morning before Tony’s big football game.

Did she run away? Was she kidnapped? Is she alive?

Now, Tony must help his team win the big game and help a retired police detective find Ashley before it’s too late.

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Bonus: This edition contains an excerpt from Peter Guy George’s new Tony Crowne mystery, “The Tiny Heist.”

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SIX JOHN JORDAN MYSTERIES

A conflicted ex-cop who now wears a clerical collar investigates baffling cases of murder in these beloved, acclaimed, and bestselling suspenseful mysteries by award-winning author Michael Lister.

“Michael Lister may be the author of the most unique series running in mystery fiction. It crackles with tension and authenticity.” Michael Connelly

“One of the most ambitious and unusual crime fiction series going. Read this and see what crime fiction is capable of.” Julia Spencer-Fleming

THE FIRST SIX JOHN JORDAN MYSTERIES IN ONE BOX SET

6 Suspenseful Mystery Adventures with one of crime fiction’s most fascinating and unique detectives.

SIX JOHN JORDAN “BLOOD” MYSTERIES — in the popular, award-winning, and critically-acclaimed series.

“Ex-cop turned Prison Chaplain John Jordan is one of crime fiction’s most original heroes, and his creator, Michael Lister is one of the genre’s freshest voices” PJ Parish.

“Another great ride with a very assured driver behind the wheel.” Michael Connelly

“Eerie and cinematic, classic whodunits with thoroughly modern sensibilities. John Jordan manages to be deeply flawed yet utterly appealing. Lister, with his gift for exploring the nuances of human relationships, creates a vivid and multi-faceted supporting cast, each character finely-wrought, each portrayal unflinching. Suspenseful, complex and original, page-turners with a soul.” Lisa Unger

“Michael Lister writes one of the most ambitious and unusual crime fiction series going. In his unique voice, Lister examines human beings’ responses to a fundamentally inhuman situation. Not for the faint of heart, it’s Heart of Darkness meets The Shawshank Redemption. Read this book and see what crime fiction is capable of.” Julia Spencer-Fleming

Michael Koryta says, “If you like crime writing with depth, suspense, and sterling prose, you should be reading Michael Lister.”

The Florida Book Review says that “Vintage Michael Lister is poetic prose, exquisitely set scenes, characters who are damaged and faulty”

“Michael Lister is a giant talent with a unique vision. His landmark John Jordan Mystery series is a treasure of contemporary literature.” Florida Weekly

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The Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved

Synopsis:
Anna’s entire life was scripted out before she was born by Devin Andersen, a man who doesn’t have her best interests in mind. She is destined to be a tool in his hands to gain ultimate power in the USA. No, not as the President, but as the man who controls the President.
Raised by an extremely abusive guardian, Anna was molded into the perfect tool for Devin’s use. Devin will use Anna’s unique gifts to control everyone around him and eventually take her gifts for himself.
When Devin took her for himself at the age of sixteen, she had a vision of a man. A man who Devin was very interested in. But why? Why would Devin care about a young girl’s dreams?

***WARNING***

This series is for grown-ups. This series is not for people who are easily offended, get nightmares easily, or have difficulty reading books about tough subjects. I do not glorify bad things, but bad things do happen to my poor characters. This is not your typical love story. My heroine does not fall in love and live happily ever after…at least not like the typical heroine. There is a happily ever after, but it is a long, painful journey to that end.
This series will likely offend you. This series might make you cry; it might make you throw up. It is a dark story. As my friend, Heidi, said, “It’s dark. It gets darker. It gets even darker, and then it gets even more darker. And then, just when you think it can’t get any darker, it does.”
You’ve been warned.
But, don’t worry. I take you to the deep end gradually. 😉
There are many sexual situations in this series. People die. People get hurt. Things aren’t always truly the way they appear to be. The antagonist isn’t just a bad guy; he’s EVIL. My hero is not perfect. He doesn’t always make the best choices, but his intentions are good. My heroine is human…-ish. 😉 Her worldview is skewed. Things that may appall you are perfectly normal to her. You’ll see why within a few chapters of Book One.
All sexual acts portrayed in this book are between persons of legal age (aka 18 years old). All sexual acts portrayed in this series are between non-related persons. Any violence is non-gratuitous and crucial to the plot and character development.
Do not read this if you are under the age of consent in your country. Do not get angry if the subject or actual book upsets you. If you’re reading this, you’ve been warned.

***This warning applies to the entire series. This first book is not as dark as the rest of the books.***

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My Honor Flight

During the flight, the old man shares stories from his platoon’s tour in Europe, many ending in dramatic (or occasionally, humorous) twists.

The stories share not only suspenseful situations, but also the emotional impact of the platoon’s journey through a broad range of humanity: Fear. Courage. Compassion. Anger. Love. Death. Loyalty. Mercy. Retribution.

In a final defining moment near the end of his tour, Mackinack is forced to decide his path in a split second. Will he return to the man he was before the war, or will he become the killer the war created?

When Mackinack and his great grandson reach the monument, there is one final surprise tied to events sixty six years earlier.

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The Case of the Headless Hotelier 

She finds herself in trouble when the unscrupulous and cruel Don of the local mafia learns of Ashley’s incredible talents. However, when all hope is lost she is rescued by the stylish, perhaps slightly vein, but kind and generous vampire Oscar Blake, who brings Ashley to his Manor in Transylvania Bay – the capital of all supernatural.

Ashley meets Oscar’s nephew Adam and his friends and has a great time exploring what the magical town has to offer. However, it’s not long before trouble strikes and an owner of a local hotel is brutally murdered.

Adam and Ashley work tirelessly to prove the innocence of the wrongly accused man, but the clock to the trial is ticking…

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RENOVO

The RENOVO; a ship headed to Mars on a one-way resupply mission. Cargo? Her flight crew, colony supplies and a new rotation of environment habitat developers.

Dr. Galliance always hated hypersleep, and space travel even more so. When she awakes and things start blowing up, she realises her nightmares have only just begun. Fighting for her life and struggling to save her crewmates, Rachel realises something is very wrong. The question’s not will they reach Mars, but will they ever see Earth again?

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Subnormal: Great Britain as a Dystopian Society

Synopsis:

Imagine a utopia where every person has a purpose and not a single life is wasted.

Britain has become a hive-like world, with even the weakest and most vulnerable playing their part in the nation’s transformation. Crime is low, employment high.

But all is not quite as it seems. Though the revolution was quiet and bloodless, countless lives have been torn apart before our very eyes. Whilst the silent majority are mysteriously duped into collaboration, dissenters are ignored or punished. Democracy, civil liberties and equality are replaced by corruption, discrimination and segregation.

Paul, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, knows slavery in the Zone is intrinsically unnatural. His first personal rebellion at Industrial Zone Four is crushed and he is forced to suffer alone for years in silence. Until his younger brother, Tommy, is also declared “subnormal” and sent to the Zone following an accident.

Allied with a handful of fellow Zoners and free-thinkers from the outside world, the brothers defy the powers-that-be. Can they beat the odds and restore to the British people a freedom few can remember?

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Monsters All the Way Down

Monsters All the Way Down contains an intriguing blend of Philip K. Dick’s mind-bending paranoia and H. P. Lovecraft’s cosmic horror. Ryan McSwain uses complex characters and familiar ideas to craft a story full of twists to keep you guessing right up to the end and beyond.

If I had any criticism, it would be that, like the author, I have two young children. Sleep is a precious thing in my world, and this book kept me up on multiple nights because I just couldn’t stop reading. But that’s what coffee is for, and the experience was well worth it.

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The Tour: A Trip Through Ireland

And of course there’s Conor O’Shea in the thick of it all, solving problems and mending hearts, but what about his own?

This is a story filled with romance, humour, history, culture and a little bit of mystery all against the backdrop of the beautiful and inspirational Emerald Isle.

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The Book of Lokk: Death’s Keep 

This is the Book of Lokk.
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The city of Kartos is a dark, cruel place, and its winding streets lie within the Black Temple’s great shadow. The Devout, the priests of the temple, rarely leave its towering walls, but when they do it is only to collect the dead or to lead the city’s condemned back to the dungeons.

And those who enter do not return.

It is common knowledge among the Kartosi that the Temple is to be avoided at all costs, and even the corrupt upper caste of the city bows to its will. Lokk, a young thief oblivious to the machinations of the Temple and its puppets, is about to enter a world where evil knows no bounds.

The world itself is a harsh and dark one where the life of an orphan boy matters very little.

The hungry orphan opening is as stark as Dicken’s Oliver Twist. The world is itself is dark, gritty, and heinously evil. When Lokk gets in trouble, the tension is palpable because the punishments are so harsh.

I really liked this book, and each volume in the series is equally as good if not better.

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Crooked Man

IF A GYM BAG OF CASH FELL INTO YOUR HANDS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO KEEP IT?

His clients are all renegades from the asylum (aka Orleans Parish), including a transvestite entertainer, a buxom deadbeat blonde, a doctor who refers his own patients to a malpractice lawyer, and a Mardi Gras reveler who drives a float shaped like a giant crawfish pot. He also has his hands full with an ex-wife and three teenage daughters, who are experts in the art of wrapping Tubby around their little fingers. And somehow, between work and family, Tubby finds time to sample the highs and lows of idiosyncratic Crescent City cuisine, from trout meuniere amandine and French roast coffee with chicory to shrimp po-boys and homemade pecan pralines.

Tubby’s new client is Darryl Alvarez, the manager of a local nightclub who’s been caught unloading marijuana from a shrimp boat. At their first meeting, Darryl entrusts Tubby with an ordinary-looking blue gym bag. But after Darryl’s unfortunate demise, Tubby realizes he must tighten his grasp on the gym bag — and its million-dollar contents.

Tubby can’t just give up the cash. But if he gets caught, he’ll be in jail. And if the wrong people catch him, he’ll wish he was.

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Cicada Spring: A Novel

On a warm May evening in the spring of 1979, the people of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, are living the American dream. Families are gathered for barbecues. Kids are playing in front yards. Gardens are being kept. Meanwhile, Kara Price stumbles home through the woods, raped and beaten, her life shattered by a wicked act of violence, perpetrated by one of the town’s most beloved and public figures.

Surrounding Kara is a cast of compelling and nefarious characters—a violent-tempered mayor who can do no wrong in the eyes of the town, a sheriff bound by the rules and plagued by a guilty conscience, a father bent on revenge, a serial killer in the midst of an identity crisis. And at the center of it all there’s Kara, who just wants to move on with her life and forget everything that happened to her. But how can she do that when everyone thinks she is a liar who is only out for attention? With plot and emotion braided together by a careful hand, this haunted group of people all acting on behalf of their own interests begs the question: How far would you go to protect your own?

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Vampire’s Eve 

When a former lover returns and attempts to murder her, the perfect little life she’s carefully made for herself is turned upside down. Not only does she have to survive, she has to decide which man she truly loves.

The past is catching up with her in a deadly way.

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Bad Wolf

Detective Lara Mendes’s hard work pays off when she finally gets to join the homicide detail. There’s only one catch; she has to partner up with a cop no one wants to work with.

John Gallagher is a veteran homicide detective who wants nothing more than to work alone. When the Lieutenant partners him with Lara Mendes, his first reaction is to ditch her but a call comes in about a body on the river bank and the rotation says they’re up.

What they find are human remains, mutilated and partially devoured. Their investigation reveals a killer stalking the city with a pack of vicious, feral dogs.
And the suspect believes he is a werewolf.

But this is Portland, where crazy bastards outnumber normal ones ten to one. Except there’s another catch. The crazy werewolf guy? He isn’t crazy…

Author’s note: Bad Wolf is my first novel and remains a favourite. This free full-length novel is the first in the Bad Wolf series about two homicide detectives trying to stop a monster. A murder mystery and police procedural, it’s premise is simple; cops versus werewolves. I had an absolute blast writing this series. Now that’s it’s done, I miss these characters. The books, in order, are:

1 Bad Wolf
2 Pale Wolf
3 Last Wolf

This free book is the gateway to a world of monsters, gritty detectives and the werewolves that haunt the moonlit night.

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WHERE’S MY SON?

Detective Jason Strong led the task force to find Michael’s son, and has become his friend.
But as Michael’s darkness grows, Jason fears he’s the only one who can stop the events that will change everyone, before it’s too late.

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Dark Space

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Family Love

Not Just Another “Mother Daughter Story…”

The Love Family Women Have Their Say

You’ve met the Love brothers….now it’s time for Mama Love and her only daughter to tell their story.

A wealthy horse farmer’s rebellious daughter meets a sultry stable hand…but the result is far from the average tale of forbidden romance.

The epic saga of one family’s turbulent beginning is entwined with the challenge of a mother’s relationship with her youngest child, the longed for only daughter, Angelique. But a secret Lindsay Halloran Love has kept for years could rip the tight-knit clan apart for good.

When novelist Aiden Love publishes his parents’ story he has no idea the trauma it will cause. This mash up of New Adult Romance and Women’s Fiction will satisfy your craving for the REAL “backstory” with a twist that is guaranteed to leave you, and the entire Love Family, breathless with shock.

Meet the Family from the Beginning: Lindsay Halloran & Anton Love–the Parents

  • Antony: The Oldest
  • Kieran: The Athlete
  • Dominic: The Bad Boy
  • Aiden: The Baby
  • Angelique: The Sister

˃˃˃ “Liz Crowe writes intense true-to-life stories that make you feel. Whether it’s anxiety, love, fear, hate, bliss, or loss woven into her plot lines, you will feel it deep down to your very soul.”

#1 New York Times Best Selling Author Audrey Carlan

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through infinity: forever and a day 

Candice and Jason Woodruff had everything going for them: a strong marriage, the family they’d dreamed of, and successful businesses. When they made their wedding vows, they promised to love each other through infinity and beyond…but Candice doesn’t remember making that vow. Candice doesn’t remember the last eighteen years.

After a medical emergency, Candice awakens to find herself a married mother of four. She’s surrounded by a loving family of strangers, but Candice struggles to claim an identity while learning to be a wife and mother.
Candice is no longer the same woman Jason fell in love with all those years ago. Can they learn to love each other in this new reality?

Through Infinity is one woman’s journey as she rediscovers the love of her husband and children. But will that new found love be strong enough to carry them through infinity and beyond…

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Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco’s most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, Matthew Voss, has died. The police believe his death was suicide brought upon by bankruptcy, but Annie believes Voss has been murdered and that his assets have been stolen.

Nate Dawson has a problem. As the Voss family lawyer, he would love to believe that Matthew Voss didn’t leave his grieving family destitute. But that would mean working with Annie Fuller, a woman who alternatively attracts and infuriates him as she shatters every notion he ever had of proper ladylike behavior.

Sparks fly as Anne and Nate pursue the truth about the murder of Matthew Voss in this light-hearted, cozy historical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco.

Maids of Misfortune is the first book in M. Louisa Locke’s historical mystery series, see also, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, as well as the two short stories based on the characters from the novels, Dandy Detects, and The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage.

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Hierarchies of Greed

To unmask such a powerful enemy Stanislav Paslov will need friends in very high places, but who can he trust? Moscow is in turmoil, comrade is betraying comrade, and division and treachery are everywhere.

Meanwhile, in Washington’s relative calm, U.S. Intelligence chief Gerald Hammond discovers a colleague passing information to the Soviets, but what information did he pass and who sanctioned the deed?

As one spymaster follows the thread of intrigue and treachery from Moscow, the other follows the opposite end of the same thread from Washington. Before they are done each man will discover a different version of the truth. He will also come to question himself, and everything that he once believed in.

“Fast paced, and an intelligently intricate delivery of a great thriller.” – Amazon Reviewer

“Pacey, absorbing, believable and very good.” – Amazon Reviewer

“Totally excellent book! From page one to the end of the book I literally couldn’t put it down.” – Amazon Reviewer

“Fast, detailed, credible and intriguing the proverbial page turner and a really good book.” – Amazon Reviewer

“Sharply detailed, with no dull moments.” – Amazon Reviewer

“Loved the book, fast paced spy thriller which was easy to get into.” – Amazon Reviewer

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INK: Fine Lines

Shay Baynes brought her nightmares to life to fulfill her dreams of becoming published. Now, everyone else is paying the price with their blood.

Her hit comic Sanguine Specter, based on the horrific murders from her nightmares, hits it big. Finally able to feel something other than numbness, Shay’s riding high on her success when it all comes crashing down with the bodies of the murder victims.

The INK series is the perfect blend of supernatural horror, paranormal haunting romance and supernatural suspense. Embark on this wild ride of twisted dark urban fantasy. Watch as a 22 year old Shay transforms from someone who needs help, into a strong confident woman with more power than anyone ever imagined.

UtopYA 2015 Nominee for:

Best Supernatural Villain – The Specter from INK: Series
Best Supernatural Series of the Year
INK: Series

**This book contains adult language and situations**

The INK Series – in the suggested reading order
INK: Fine Lines (Book 1) **Supernatural Suspense**
INK: Vanishing Point (Book 2)
INK: Abstraction (Book 3)
INK: Darken (Book 4)
INK: Bold Strokes (Book 5) Coming Soon
INK: Sketches (Book 0) – the prequel can be read any time after INK: Fine Lines

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Death At A Diner: A Culinary Cozy Mystery 

COMING SOON In Both Audiobook & Paperback Forms!

Nora Newberry has been working to make her dreams come true and finally, after 10 years,it’s time! She’s moved back to her hometown of Milburn, Wyoming, and, together with her lifelong best friend, Raquel Madden, is opening the diner they’ve been planning since high school. Life couldn’t be better…and it’s time to celebrate!

Sadly, the celebration doesn’t last long. Just three days before the diner is set to open its doors, Raquel is found murdered. And with no clear motive and little cooperation from the townspeople, Nora is thrown into a murder investigation that just may cause her to lose her own life.

Death At A Diner is the first book in Nancy McGovern’s new culinary cozy mystery series, “A Murder In Milburn”. Book 2, Death Of A Deputy, is also available on Amazon!

To receive updates on her future books, behind-the-scenes information and A FREE NOVELLA-LENGTH PREQUEL TO THIS SERIES, sign up for Nancy’s newsletter at:http://eepurl.com/bTH4Jb.

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The Forever Man 1 – Dystopian Apocalypse Adventure

Normally $3.99 now FREE for a limited time only! ALL BOOK IN SERIES on COUNTDOWN SPECIAL for the next couple of days – from 99 cents! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by British Fantasy Award Winner & New York Times Best Seller, Michael Marshall-Smith.

For fans of – Game of Thrones, Wool, Blade Runner, The Hobbit, Stephen King, David Gemmell and Robert J. Crane.

The world, as we know it, has ended.

One man stands resolute. A man who has been trained in the savage arts of war. A man who lives his life according to a creed. A simple man who wants none of the power thrust upon him. This man is Marine Sergeant Nathaniel Hogan, seconded to the American Embassy in London and, although he does not know it, he is – The Forever Man.

The first pulse occurred in the old calendar year of 2022. A sequence of gigantic solar flares created a series of massive electromagnetic pulses that stopped the heart of our modern world and returned us to the DARK AGES.

Tens of thousands died within the first few hours as airplanes fell from the skies, hospitals ceased to work and every form of modern transportation ground to a halt.
Within days the death toll had reached the hundreds of thousands. Fires raged unchecked through the cities, water supplies ran out and survivors turn on each other as mob rule surpassed all else.

And Nathaniel finds that he has been changed by the huge amounts of Gamma radiation in the solar flares. They have enhanced his natural abilities, giving him increased speed, strength and healing. Indefinitely extended his life span and enabling him to be able to draw on the power of the solar flares to create magik.

But even The Forever Man was not prepared for what happened next, as the ongoing flares tore a hole in time and space, creating a gateway through which ‘they’ appeared. From the realms of fantasy came the orcs, the goblins and, leading them all – the Fair Folk.
Were they here to help – or to conquer?
The ultimate Dystopian superhero.

Craig Zerf has gotten serious! This is the first in his MAMMOTH new Heroic fantasy. A true Epic dystopian fantasy that covers hundreds of years of man’s dystopian existence under the yoke of the Fair-Folk.

Award winning author…Chosen by London Radio BBC 4 as a “BEST READ” – Dystopian apocalypse, Dystopian Adventure

˃˃˃Chosen by London Radio BBC 4 as a “BEST READ” – Fantasy Superhero Saga

SF CROWSNEST – Craig Zerf is inflated with invention and well-endowed with wit – Superhero Books Free.

This series is a great Superhero Collection

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CCC Part 1

Three brilliant young adults are forcibly recruited by a secret agency, one that has unlimited funding and technology decades ahead of anyone else on the planet. While they were always a focus of the agency, their recruitment was expedited to stop a serious attack about to happen. China plans on attacking the U.S. with a computer virus, a Stuxnet variation, designed to sink the economy. The three young adults, Al, Kerry and John, have but a day to stop the virus before the U.S. is placed in a financial crisis it will never come back from.

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Lovienthal Montague Spiritual Detective: A Zombie Novel 

A look into the life of Lovienthal Montague:

Lovienthal Montague is overweight, balding, and has zero life skills. At age 50, he finds himself an unemployed, lifelong welfare recipient as well as a recreational drug user living in a rundown mobile home in Ocean View Trailer Park.

Often harassed and mocked by the neighborhood children, and loathed by society’s adults, Lovienthal on any other Friday morning would find himself with no good reason to even get out of bed (and thereby usually electing to sleep in and nurse his hangover), but this Friday is like no other, because today’s the day Lovienthal stops working for the man and starts working for himself. He has decided to become an entrepreneur and start up the Lovienthal Montague Spiritual Detective Agency which its mission statement is to teach people long caught up in society’s rat race how to become righteous again–only Lovienthal’s first day on the job doesn’t go exactly as planned.

After spending the afternoon putting up fliers and passing out business cards, Lovienthal and his friends (a very motley crew of society’s rejects) find themselves suddenly thrown into a world were the dead would rather walk the streets and have him and his friends for dinner rather than just stay dead.

Lovienthal along with his trusty dog Chuckles, several friends (including his drug dealer), a few rednecks, and a couple of Laotian boys find that they are forced to put aside their petty differences and mistrust of each other and will have to work together if they’re ever going to make it out of the apocalypse alive.

In a world that makes each of them feel like they’re utterly alone, worthless, and a born loser, Lovienthal and his friends, only through coming together as a team and caring for one another instead of just themselves, find that they’re each unique, courageous, and have self-worth, even if society doesn’t always see them that way. And, only united as a family, do they find lies their best chance at survival.

Lovienthal Montague Spiritual Detective also has alternating chapters which follow an Air Force commander’s investigation into the zombie outbreak.

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Unexpected Gifts

Master storyteller S.R. Mallery creates a colorful portrait of the past as she takes the reader through an incredible time-machine from one generation to the next, while we witness unforgettable, historical events that come to life, along with unique characters. The treasure that Sonia found, a discovery of her roots, was the golden key that unlocked the secret door, which helped to shape her own life through the experience and lessons learned from her ancestors.

The author has a remarkable gift. The amazing ability not only to bring rich, historical events to life, but also the ability to perfectly blend different generations, showing how they all connect. As I read through the intriguing and bittersweet pages, the heartfelt stories within the pages of this book not only brought me back to my generation as a Babyboomer, but also to the flashbacks down memory lane of my own father’s stories about his Purple Heart and his touching stories about Pearl Harbor, and survival from turmoil during his generation. This book will be thought-provoking, long after we close it. “UNEXPECTED GIFTS” is as captivating as Forest Gump, as compelling as We Were Soldiers, and as impressive as Saving Private Ryan. Highly recommended to all those who enjoy historical fiction.

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Space Carrier Avalon

Avalon was the flagship of the Castle Federation in the last war, now twenty years past. The first of the deep space carriers, no other warship in the fleet holds as many honors or has recorded as many kills.

No other warship in the fleet is as old.

Accepting the inevitable, the Federation Space Navy has decided to refit her and send her on a tour of the frontier, showing the flag to their allies and enemies as a reminder of her glory – and then decommission her for good.

But Avalon has been a backwater posting for ten years – and has problems a mere refit can’t fix. The systems along her planned tour have been seeing pirates for the first time in decades, and there are rumblings of Commonwealth scouting ships all along the border.

It may be Avalon’s final tour – but it looks to be anything but quiet!

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Total Victim Theory

“Total Victim Theory” would also make A GREAT HALLOWEEN GIFT for your blood-thirsty pals.

I highly recommend this new–and unique voice!!

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Nine Lives 

‘One of the best books I’ve read – certainly for a first novel’

‘One of the best thrillers in the recent past’

‘I’ve read a lot of books in the past two years since I owned a Kindle, but this was the most compulsive reading I have come across’

‘One of the best books I have read in this genre’

‘An impressive start to a great series. I’ve now read all 6 books, and it just gets better and better’

‘My new favourite in the genre’

It’s New Year’s Eve. A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London over the next forty-eight hours. The government has surveillance on the group, a man undercover, and prepare to move in, to take out the terrorists before they can strike. But they lose contact with their inside man. And the cell vanishes into thin air, dispersing into the streets, armed and intent on completing their assault on London. The best Counter-Terrorist teams in the country are told to take them down before it’s too late.

Nine terrorists.

Nine lives.

The Armed Response Unit is one of these teams. Efficient and ruthless, the task force is ordered to locate the leader of the cell. As they hunt him down, they begin to realise that this is far bigger than any of them could ever have imagined. Bombings, rocket attacks, betrayal and a series of unexpected and shocking twists leave the ARU fighting to stay alive.

There’s Archer, the youngest member of the team, keen to prove himself and justify his spot on the task force. His best friend, Chalky, who is forced to fight both the terrorists and his own demons. Porter, Deakins and Fox, tough and experienced men who’ve never dealt with anything of this magnitude. And Mac, their sergeant, who must make the quickest of decisions and lead his men against the invisible enemy.

As events unfold, other people are drawn into the danger. The Prime Minister, desperately trying to find a solution and protect the capital. A mysterious female Mossad agent, who appears out of nowhere and joins the fight against the cell. Two Special Agents from the DEA, one of whom was a member of the SEAL team that stormed Osama Bin Laden’s compound and who for some reason is struggling with the memory. And the vicious, powerful leader of a Middle Eastern drug cartel, who operates in the shadows and is somehow connected to the terrorists.

With crowds all over London celebrating the New Year, and with nine terrorists somewhere amongst them, the Armed Response Unit is faced with the most dangerous night of their lives. As the savage, shocking plans of the enemy are fully revealed, the ARU officers are faced with the ultimate question.

How many times can a man cheat Death before Death evens the score?

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Autumn Harvest: A Celebration of Halloween and the Macabre

In this creepy and dark humored anthology consisting of a dozen or so short-fiction pieces and the Novella, “A Pumpkins’ Halloween” you will be catapulted back into the world you remember as a child where ghost, vampires, zombies, all kinds of boogeymen were real. You will also experience a new form of terror as an adult in reading these stories because many of the villains that these tales encompass could be easily pulled right out of the headlines.

Such stories in this book include:

 The Express: Four friends go on a camping trip near the site of an old train wreck and get more than they’ve bargained for.

 Damnedborough Radio 104.1 am: Rick addicted to collecting junk brings home a radio that broadcasts the voice of a demon.

 Exit 34: A women recounts the experience of a time when she was young and on vacation with her family when they stopped off at a restaurant where you might end up on the menu.

 A Halloween Story: A man at the end of his rope experiences a drunken Halloween.

 Cold Mutton Soup: Mike and Jim discover resurrecting the dead may not be all that they thought it would be.

 Glenn and Death: Loser in life, Glenn Oliver, finds himself accompanied by the grim reaper to a party in the afterlife that Glenn may not be ready for.

 A Pumpkins’ Halloween: A novella which focuses on five jack-o-lanterns taking turns telling scary stories on Halloween as they watch passerby trick-or-treaters shuffle past them on their fun-filled evening.

And, many more stories… thirteen in all.

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Deadly Arrangements

The trouble is, between Alex’s job and planning weddings, it’s getting harder and harder for Quincy and Alex to find any time to themselves. Every time the flames of passion ignite between them, someone or something shows up to fizzle the fire, including her meddling mother, her formerly absent father and even Elma, the handsiest waitress in the West.

Wedded bliss is contagious in small town Hillside. Should be great news for Quincy, except that one groom is missing and another is the prime suspect. Hard for a florist to make a living that way, and even harder for her to stay out of the investigation, especially when the suspect is her sidekick, K.C.’s fiancé.

Just when she thinks nothing else could go wrong, a ghost from Alex’s past comes back to haunt them both, which could keep them apart forever, if someone doesn’t kill Quincy first. She’s stumbled into the clues to solve the case of the missing groom and finds a corpse as well, proving that planning a wedding can literally be murder.

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ALL SMOKE RISES

*INTRODUCTION BY BRAM STOKER AWARD WINNING AUTHOR KEALAN PATRICK BURKE*

Ten year old Lilly is the victim of a terrible house fire and a wretched family. Her father is an addict with mental illness, her mother was murdered and then buried across the street, and her uncle got her addicted to heroin.

Lilly’s tragic story has been told in the book ALL SMOKE RISES, and it may be true, for the author has broken into your house, and placed Lilly’s body on your kitchen counter. He demands you read the manuscript, before cutting his own wrists and bleeding out on your floor.

Now you have decisions to make, for her body may not be dead, and her family is coming for her.

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A Bridge Apart

In the quaint river town of New Bern, North Carolina, at 28 years of age the pieces of Andrew Callaway’s life are all falling into place. His real estate firm is flourishing and he’s engaged to be married in less than two weeks to a beautiful banker named Meredith Hastings. But when Meredith heads to Tampa, Florida – the wedding location – with her mother, fate, or maybe some human intervention, has it that Andrew happens upon Cooper McKay, the only other woman he’s ever loved.

A string of shocking emails lead Andrew to question whether he can trust his fiancé, and in the midst of trying to unravel the mystery he finds himself spending time with Cooper. When Meredith catches wind of what’s going on back at home, she’s forced to consider calling off the wedding, which ultimately draws Andrew closer to Cooper. Andrew soon discovers he’s making choices he might not be able, or even want, to untangle. As the story unfolds, the decisions that are made will drastically change the lives of everyone involved, and bind them closer together than they could have ever imagined.

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Graveyard Shift 

“Roquet breathes new life into death with the debut of her Reapers Inc. urban fantasy series. The blending of cultures and traditions is handled respectfully, with more than a touch of humor mixed in with hints of romance of mystery. The setting is rich and varied with a little something for fans of several different genres.”
Publishers Weekly (BookLife)

“Darkly comic and wildly imaginative. Angela Roquet gives us an afterlife we’ve never seen before.”
Kimberly Frost, Best-Selling Author of The Southern Witch Series

Graveyard Shift is an impressive feat of imagination built on a broad knowledge of world religion. It’s also great fun! No small accomplishment.”
Christine Wicker, Best-Selling Author of Not in Kansas Anymore: The Curious Tale of How Magic is Transforming America

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James

Will he truly become Marie’s son?

Ana Elise Meyer has also done another fantastic job crafting a great story. Whether its the developing, and complex characters, or the terrific care she’s given into creating the perfect setting for a military/government thriller (I love the whole seedy-government experiments genre), she knows how to keep you turning pages! I must say, Ana also has a fantastic way of covering all bases–I like to picture her in an office with her manuscript checking off each element of the story during her final revisions. Ana makes great use of the human senses, and really brings the story (and the locations) to life.

To sum everything up, I am very pleased to read Ana’s work. It’s refreshing to know there are authors on Kindle who take the craft seriously, and I am happy to see an independent author write with such passion. Without spoiling anything, I will say that I am looking forward to the third, because there will be one! If you’re looking for fast-paced action, thrilling and suspenseful moments, and characters you care about, look no further.

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In the Forest of Light and Dark: A Coming of Age Witchcraft Thriller

In this supernatural thriller, you’ll be taken along as Cera recounts her experiences in her memoir of how she discovered that the women in her mama’s family lineage were actually a long line of witches responsible for the protection of her new home and community. As Cera writes she will explain to you how her honest curiosity along with her rebellious, down-to-earth nature quickly got her into more than she could handle, mentally and physically, as she uncovers the many deep and well-hidden layers in her relationships with her mother and grandmother.

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After the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill shut down the fishing industry in the Gulf causing Cera’s Step Daddy Cade to lose his job, Cera and her parents find themselves in dire straits when they learn that their local bank is planning to foreclose on their home. Now just when Murphy’s Law seems to be at its all time worst for Cera and her family, news comes that Cera’s grandmother, Lyanna Barrett, has passed. But soon, Cera and her family quickly find out her passing isn’t all bad news. In an inheritance letter that Cera’s mama (Janine) receives in the weeks that follow her mother’s death, she is informed that she is to receive all of her mother’s assets which are to include a house in New York, a new Cadillac, and a substantial amount of cold, hard cash.

Reluctant to leave Saraland and move back to New York, Cera’s mama is torn but sees no other option other than accepting the inheritance that her mother bequeathed to her and make a fresh start back in her place of birth, Mount Harrison.

After arriving in Mt. Harrison, a picturesque, little Western New York village nestled in a valley below the forest covered mountain from which it gets its name—Cera quickly comes to the understanding as to why her mama, at age eighteen, had elected to run away from her home and head for the Deep South.

Nearly all the village’s residence, acting under a curse put upon them by Abellona Abbott (a three hundred-year-old witch that still resides in the forest atop Mt. Harrison and takes the embodiment of her teenage former self) treats Cera and her mama with utter contempt for bringing the Barrett blood line back into the village and thereby angering Abellona Abbott even further because of a grudge the witch still carries against the Barrett family that stretches back to the time of her death.

As Cera and her family try their best to settle into their new home and community, Cera immediately finds out, even before her very first day at her new school, that she along with her mama are not going to be welcomed in their new village which quickly becomes evident to Cera by the lack of acceptance she receives from several of her new classmates and her neighbor’s disdainful attitudes towards her and her family.

If Cera hopes to survive her senior year of high school, then together with the help of another village outcast named Katelyn, she has to piece together her family’s history in Mt. Harrison in connection with Abellona Abbott, and quickly develop her newly found magic skills before it’s too late.

Warning: In the Forest of Light and Dark IS IN NO WAY A CHILDREN’S BOOK!!!

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EMBATTLED

In Book One of the Em and Yves series enjoy wild adventure and an unforeseen love triangle as aliens manipulate world affairs using Em as their agent. For science fiction with a twist, get your copy of EMBATTLED now.

  • Harsh reality, a little magic and a lot of imagination …  
  • A good ear for dialogue and writes convincing sex scenes (no easy feat!)
  • Fantastic fight scenes – realistic, engaging and entrancing!
  • High entertainment value yet provocative, original, and straight from Mencius’ ‘unbearing mind’.
  • Touches of the reality we all share, the reality that so often disappoints and dismays us, abound. I love the underlying thesis, that satisfying though instant authoritative intervention may be, human solutions demand involvement and time, and break the heart.

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A High Price to Pay 

Adding to Madeline’s already overflowing plate, the D.A. informs her that Rick Yeoman, one of the men who had abducted her three years earlier, has been prematurely released from prison after cutting a deal with the Feds. Besides fearing reprisals from the man she helped to convict, his parole also triggers the reappearance of soulless Lionel Usherwood, lured out of his hideaway by the call of revenge. When Yeoman’s body surfaces in Lake Cachuma, Usherwood moves on to the next target: Madeline.

A High Price to Pay is the second novel in the Madeline Dawkins series.

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The Pharaoh’s Cat

The cat immediately captures the attention of the seventeen-year-old Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents’ death, and is brought to live with him at the royal palace.

The cat also becomes friends with the High Priest of the god Amun-Ra and seeks his help in solving the mystery of his human powers and the supernatural manifestations that later plague him. He has an enemy in the Vizier—the Pharaoh’s uncle and the second most powerful man in Egypt. The Vizier hates him for himself and even more for his relationship with the Pharaoh.

The cat participates in festivities at the royal palace, developing an insatiable appetite for good food, wine, and gossip. He later accompanies the Pharaoh on a trip through his kingdom, all the while renewing the Pharaoh’s ability to enjoy life and inspiring him to become a stronger leader.

Between the cat and the Pharaoh a bond of love gradually forms which will determine Egypt’s destiny.

The Pharaoh’s Cat imaginatively blends Egyptology with comedy, drama, and even time travel–the cat and the High Priest will meet Elena, a resident of the twenty-first century and the daughter of a renowned Egyptologist.

Maria Luisa Lang was born in Rome and lives in New York City. She has a degree in art history and is an amateur Egyptologist. The Pharaoh’s Cat is her first novel. She has almost completed a sequel.

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The Good Soldier: Jack Noble Early Years Bundle 

From USA Today Bestselling Author L.T. Ryan – Available for a limited time at an amazing price – two fast-paced Jack Noble thrillers!

NOBLE BEGINNINGS (JACK NOBLE #1) – OVER 500 5-STAR REVIEWS!

In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on-loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq.

Jack and his partner Bear have a run-in with four CIA special agents over the treatment of an Iraqi family. Within hours Jack and Bear are detained.

All Jack wanted was to finish his enlistment and move on with his life. All he did was intervene and save a family from unwarranted violence at the hands of four CIA agents. But he soon discovers that he did far more than intervene. He has placed himself dead square in the middle of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the U.S. government.

This Jack Noble political thriller is not for the faint of heart!

A DEADLY DISTANCE (JACK NOBLE #2) – OVER 250 5-STAR REVIEWS!

Washington, D.C. Midday. A man waits at a bus stop, his intentions unknown. Two government operatives have been stalking him for days, waiting for him to make his move. Unexpectedly, the man takes off running and heads for a deserted warehouse.

Jack Noble and his partner, Frank Skinner, believe the man to be part of a terrorist organization that is involved in smuggling drugs and guns and men into the country. But it turns out their plan involves far more export than import, and hits a lot closer to home.

As the case in this explosive action thriller unfolds, the man behind it all reaches out to Jack with a simple message… 37 hours.

Jack Noble Novels in Order:

Noble Beginnings (Jack Noble #1): amazon.com/dp/B009K8RHNQ/

A Deadly Distance (Jack Noble #2) – amazon.com/dp/B00B8548LS/

Thin Line (Jack Noble) – amazon.com/dp/B00J3CUI26/

Noble Intentions Season One (Episodes 1-5): amazon.com/dp/B0092ETUTC/

Noble Intentions Season Two (Episodes 6-10): amazon.com/dp/B00AVMTF8U/

Noble Intentions: Season Three (Episodes 11-15) – amazon.com/dp/B00CXXUGIS/

Never Go Home (Jack Noble): amazon.com/dp/B00FE222U/

Noble Intentions: Season Four – amazon.com/dp/B00L3G007I/

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What Haunts Me 

After a bad bout of the flu, George is plagued by strange dreams — nighttime visions of ghosts who wander among the living and infect their victims with deformity and disease. A deeply buried instinct emerges: he can kill these monsters and heal their victims.

Haunted by suppressed memories, George’s sanity begins to slip away as he becomes consumed with his new responsibility. This dark and dangerous path will lead to new friends and allies, and enemies George never could have imagined.

The first novel in Margaret Millmore’s Ghost Killer series, What Haunts Me is a mesmerizing paranormal thriller.

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The Criers Club

Troubled by his newly-discovered death sentence, Adam joins a support group for the terminally ill. There, he meets six strangers who are struggling to cope with their own impending demises.

When one member of the group dies, leaving behind an unfulfilled dream, the others realize just how limited their time is. Now, as the youngest member nears the end of his short life, they become determined to make sure the boy’s dream comes true before it’s too late. Together, they embark on a road trip that will teach them all what it means to live, and to die.

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Saint/Sinner

After spending ten years of her life hunting her sister’s killer and barely surviving, Allie Krycek is ready to move on. She’s got a new job, in a new city, with a new man in her life. Things are finally looking up.

Too bad there are people determined to ruin Allie’s second chance.

Arriving at her boyfriend’s isolated house in the countryside, masked gunmen interrupt what was supposed to be a romantic getaway. Forced into another life and death situation, Allie will have to battle throughout the night if she hopes to keep herself and those she loves alive.

It’s a good thing that fighting is something Allie Krycek knows how to do well…and this time, she’s not alone.

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First Circle Club

CARNIVAL OF MAYHEM, FIRST CIRCLE CLUB, and PARADISE HACKED will be FREE from May 12 to May 16!

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Loose Ends

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Rise to Power 

In an era of cruelty, when destroying the enemy is deemed a sacred directive, the slayer of Goliath finds a way to become larger than life. His search for a path to power leads him in ways that are, at times, scandalous. Notorious for his contradictions, David is seen by others as a gifted court entertainer, a successful captain in Saul’s army, a cunning fugitive, a traitor leading a gang of felons, and a ruthless raider of neighboring towns who leaves no witnesses behind.

How does he see himself, during this first phase of his life? With his hands stained with blood, can he find an inner balance between conflicting drives: his ambition for the crown, his determination to survive the conflict with Saul, and his longing for purity, for a touch of the divine, as expressed so lyrically in his psalms and music?

If you like ancient historical fiction about court intrigue, this king David novel has a modern twist like no book you have read before. Describing king David’s wives in a new way, it gives a grand opening to The David Chronicles, one of a historical fiction series best sellers of all times.

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Frostbitten

Seventeen-year-old Anastasia Lockhart has never led an easy life, but when she starts getting into serious trouble, she’s sent to live with her grandparents in Cedar Falls. The small, picturesque town hasn’t changed since she visited four years ago, with one exception – the presence of a handsome, mysterious boy named Frost. Despite warnings from her grandparents and friends to stay away from Frost, Anastasia can’t deny their attraction, and the more time they spend together, the deeper in love they fall. Unfortunately, Frost has a secret that is beyond Anastasia’s wildest imagination, and she soon finds herself in the midst of a supernatural legend that has haunted Cedar Falls for years.

Can Anastasia and Frost’s love really overcome anything, or are their fates much darker?

Heather Beck did a great job writing this novel! She always left me in suspense throughout the entire book, including the ending. I didn’t want to put this book down. 5+ stars and recommended! – Check my Books

Frostbitten is an excellent start to a series, and I’m eager to read more. There were a lot of things I enjoyed about the book and absolutely loved the tone and resulting mood. If you’re a fan of paranormal, romance, good writing, action, and/or swoony boys, it’s definitely worth a look. – The YA Lit Chick

Heather Beck does a phenomenal job of crafting a story that just flows from the page. Her writing is beautiful, and the level of description you read in this book will have you picturing every single glorious detail in your head. The mythology comes into this story in such a remarkable way that it’s very easy to understand, and it blends wonderfully with every other aspect of the book. It also adds a seriously engaging and exciting factor that sets the story apart from other YA books. Frostbitten was a truly fantastic book to read. 4.5 Wonderful Stars – The Never Ending Book Basket

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Fade to Black

A 27 year old slacker has seizures during which he may or may not be astral projecting.

One second JEFF GROBNAGGER is standing in line at the grocery store, and the next he’s in an alley where a hooded figure strangles him to death.

So that sucks.

This happens over and over again, every time Grobnagger has a seizure. Alley. Choking. Death. Repeat. What for? Why would anyone want to kill him repeatedly? Is it just a recurring seizure dream? When a sniper’s bullet shatters his apartment window, he realizes two things: he’s in serious danger, and there’s no way he’s getting his security deposit back.

Who is the hooded man? And who tried to kill Grobnagger in real life? His quest for answers leads to a missing girl, cults obsessed with astral projection, an arcane puzzle sphere, an evil book, a private detective named Louise and a mustached man named Glenn that makes the most delicious food he’s ever tasted.

No one he meets is who they seem, and every answer leads to more questions, more seizures and more horrific deaths that may or may not be transpiring on some mysterious plane beyond the physical world.

FADE TO BLACK is book one of five in the AWAKE IN THE DARK series.

Live. Die. Repeat.

What readers are saying about FADE TO BLACK:

Fade to Black is the funniest book I’ve read in… I can’t remember how long. Seriously funny. I think I laughed out loud roughly once every three pages. That’s a lot of funny packed into one book! And not just an internal chuckle here and there, but an honest to goodness laugh out loud that made my significant other call, ‘What?’ from the next room repeatedly. – Lisbeth Ames

“(FADE TO BLACK) weirdly resonates with me. It is sneaky in a way – it holds the things we fear up to the light – opening the reader up to honesty – to love and hope and the truths of our souls found in the darkest of nights. It’s weird and dark and twisted – and real. And I recommend the trip.” – Leiah Cooper, SoIReadThisBookToday.com

“Buy it, read it, laugh your butt off over it and trust me you’ll likely love the heck out of this book.” – Horror Chick, agirlsguidetohorror.com

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Inhuman

Watch the Award-Winning, science fiction Post-Human Short Film: post-humannovel.com

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Understand that I am an older fan and read books by authors the likes of Norton, McCaffery and Heinlein to name just a few. I don’t often find books I will read as eagerly. I just read this book in one day, one sitting and recommend you begin on a weekend for the same reason.

Follow life into the future. It builds on technology we currently have and takes flight. Our potential is unlimited. Humanity has reached a level of life with a division in belief, technology that allows advances in human life but some who are absolutely opposed to interference with life in the body. They have developed tech to a point where computers are so powerful they assist in everything. The universe is opening to us.

Please give this series a try. Start at the first book for full understanding. Mr Simpson writes in such a manner that you can see the story unfold in your minds eye. This is a complete book but you will enjoy it so much more with the history of the previous books. This book begins in the middle of the lives of those involved in the story. I think you will enjoy it.

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A High Price to Pay

Adding to Madeline’s already overflowing plate, the D.A. informs her that Rick Yeoman, one of the men who had abducted her three years earlier, has been prematurely released from prison after cutting a deal with the Feds. Besides fearing reprisals from the man she helped to convict, his parole also triggers the reappearance of soulless Lionel Usherwood, lured out of his hideaway by the call of revenge. When Yeoman’s body surfaces in Lake Cachuma, Usherwood moves on to the next target: Madeline.

A High Price to Pay is the second novel in the Madeline Dawkins series.

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Mark of the Loon

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What happens when a single workaholic falls in love with an old stone cottage in Northern California? In Mark of the Loon, Madison renovates and sells property in addition to her busy real estate sales career. Her work-centric lifestyle leaves little time for anything beyond business and her three wise, hilarious friends. When Madison buys the Blackburne’s former house, a series of mysterious events both endanger her and lead her to love – and a permanent home. Mark of the Loon is the skillful combination of history, mystery, and romance in a novel that explores choices, taking risks, dealing with loss, deep, satisfying, unconditional friendships – and introduces Genevieve Delacourt as an impressive amateur sleuth!

What people are saying:
Molly Greene’s stunning debut novel, Mark of the Loon, is a glorious read, with brilliant descriptions and pitch-perfect characterization. I loved spending time with the four smart, wise, fun-loving women at the center of this novel. As I read, their gorgeously developed friendship made me wish I could climb into their world and join them. With Mark of the Loon, Molly Greene has established herself as a remarkable new voice in contemporary fiction. ~ Terri Giuliano Long, Author of the bestselling novel, In Leah’s Wake

Reviewer Aya Walksfar says: “From the time that Mallory Blackburne hears “the thunderous boom of metal striking wood…” this mystery captures the reader. Romance and mystery without the need for graphic sex or graphic violence; just a great read!”

Reviewer Lisa Mack says, “…a mystery that doesn’t devolve around murder, peopled by smart women who are figuring out things for themselves, who have personal issues that don’t center on whether they’re overweight or pretty or…whatever. The main characters are all fleshed out and real, with real people problems. And well edited to boot!”

Reviewer Susan Goldin says, “Molly Greene has a gift which spins a tale that keeps you in the dark until the dawn slowly rises and reveals a landscape of unexpected proportions. Ms. Greene is very good at defining characters via their actions and dialogue. The dialogue is so well crafted the reader feels they are sitting in an armchair or at the table with those in discussion instead of reading words on a page.”

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The Unknown Man

A mystical journey to discover the identity of a young knight

A journey that spans the entire continent of Askabar

An unknown man regains consciousness in the back of a merchant’s wagon only to discover he has no memory of who he is. He discovers the merchants are Goblins, who are transporting him to Havenbrook under the assumption he is a nobleman. Given his extravagant armor and decorated two-handed sword, they are hoping for a reward for his return. Once in Havenbrook, the Lord urges him to seek out an old and mysterious wizard who lives at the foot of the mountains to the east, and sends his daughter with him as an escort and guide. This is where their journey begins.

To the north, a malevolent force is building, gathering the resources necessary to reap destruction across all of Askabar. The sinister figure is on a mission to release his master from the prison he has been bound to for over a thousand years. To succeed in this endeavor, he will need to gather all seven of the orbs, and he recruits Orcs and Minotaurs as soldiers for his cause. Standing in his way is the unknown man, whose party continues to grow.

All of Askabar is on the verge of destruction and tyrannical rule. Battles will be fought, and heinous plots will be carried out. The one man who can stop this nefarious plan doesn’t even know who he is. Will he uncover his memories in time? One thing is for certain; an entire population will depend on the unknown man.

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Better World 

Aboard the London, the Kerrigan family rul