those closest to her fall victim to a serial killer

August 29th, 2016

 

Synopsis:
Orphaned at an early age, now twenty-four- year-old Camryn Lucks is ready to commit to find that special someone, and so accepts a date from a charming, gallant, handsome stranger. The last thing she imagines after accepting that first date with Carson would actually be the beginning of her worst nightmare.

Red roses, a reminder of her parent’s; killer, soon become an emblem of horror for Cami as one by one, those closest to her fall victim to a serial killer. Cami becomes an obsession for Carson, the man she had finally allowed herself to love. Not only is he vying for her heart, but also her Life.

Finding herself in a whirlwind of torments shadowed by the blood-colored bloom, Cami finds solace in Isaac, a neighboring police officer. She’s desperate to escape the haunting memories, but she must revisit them in order to catch her would-be killer. Living life in constant fear has driven Cami to second-guess every choice she makes. Will the police catch the illusive murderer, or will Cami be forced to face him once again?

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  1. Describe yourself in 50 words or less. Wife, author, equestrian, dedicated, kind, loving, loyal, and fun.
  2. What do you love most in the world? I love my husband. He’s my rock and my best friend. He’s my dream come true.
  3. What do you fear most? Spiders. Yuck, they are creepy and scary. And there is a chapter in Bleeding Hearts with those same creepy crawlies in it.
  4. What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it? My largest unfulfilled dream is traveling the world. I’ve always wanted to visit several countries and I’m saving my pennies to do just that one day.
  5. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done? The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do was writing this book. It takes a lot of dedication to finish writing and work to publish a book.
  6. Now that we’ve gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it’s yours. What’s your story?

Happily Ever After

I remembered opening my eyes for the first time that morning. The sun shined bright through the curtains and coffee filled the spacious room. It was my wedding day. After years of promises and plans, the day was here. I pushed the comforter off my legs and stood from my hotel bed; I was really getting married. My mom and sisters rushed into the room, calling out congratulations with wide smiles and busy hands. They bustled around me, pulling me in all directions, waiting to get ready for my day.

Shortly after we all dressed and ate breakfast, we made our way to the salon for hair and makeup. The day had not flown by like I thought it would. Everything was scheduled and timed perfectly. The only thing I needed left to do was put my dress on and walk down the aisle with my dad. Hours later, pictures with my bridesmaids were done, I stood in the back room waiting for the ceremony to start.

As the music cued and everyone else walked down the aisle, it was my turn. I didn’t anticipate the nerves I felt. I knew exactly who I was marrying. Kyle was my best friend, my confidant, my other half. He was my everything. There was no reason to be nervous, but I was. My father took my arm and led me down the aisle. My eyes never left my husband to be. He was handsome. All the nerves I had been experiencing had disappeared. We were joining our lives and becoming one for eternity. I couldn’t have been happier.

 

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The House of Bloodstein; The League of Elder Series

August 26th, 2016

 

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The House of Bloodstein by Author Ren Garcia

Synopsis:

THE HOUSE OF BLOODSTEIN: PERLAMUM

Mysterious and elusive, Lady Chrysania of Bloodstein calls from the ruins of her castle. She dwells in the dark, hiding her face, ravaged by an ancient curse. The only way to break the curse is to win a game called Perlamum. If she loses, she dies. She looks to her Vith kin in the west, begging for help acquiring the all-important pieces she needs to play the game.

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Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort, his Ne-Countess Sammidoran, and his cousins answer her call. However, collecting the Perlamum pieces for Lady Bloodstein is a deadly game. They must face a host of perils:

-The terrible Black Hat in the city of Waam who knows their every move.
-A hated rival on the planet Xandarr and the bewildering labyrinth of Gods Temple.
-The man from Shook who cannot be killed.
-A family of vile bravos from the south.
-The diabolical Dead Men of Mare, nigh invincible creatures straight from an insane nightmare.

To even the odds, Kay and Sam turn to a forgotten graveyard deep in the Telmus Grove, and the great eminence resting there.

Can Lady Chrysania of Bloodstein be helped, or, for that matter . . .

. . . can she be trusted?

 

 

Author Information:

REN GARCIA

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Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative “League of Elder” book series is published by Loconeal Publishing.

 

Story Excerpt, From Chapter 3: the Wunderlucks:

As they headed for the exit, somebody sitting in a passing booth stuck their foot out, nearly tripping Sam. She stumbled a bit and caught herself on Kay’s shoulder. A hint of quiet snickers came from those seated at the booth.

Kay stopped. “Good sir,” he said. “I do believe you did that on purpose.”

A man in the booth stirred. “And what of it?” he asked in a deep, rumbling voice.

“What of it? You attempted to trip my wife, who just happens to be the Ne-Countess of Blanchefort.”

The man stood. He was a veritable mountain of flesh, brawny, broad in the shoulders with a smallish head with cropped black hair, square chin, and a thick neck. He wore a gaudy insulated spacing suit composed of shiny red material trimmed in bright yellow. His boots were heavy Macco boots meant for space or high altitude work. His three companions in the booth all wore similarly colored attire. An assortment of half-finished drinks sat on their table. Kay recognized them as the people who had taken the painting from Castle Bloodstein.

They snickered and cat-called at Sam.

“So, they’re making Monama dishwashers countesses now?” the female in their group said as she smoked a menthol. “We knew the Vith had no taste and little class, but this?”

“Serve me another drink, Monama . . .”

Kay was momentarily taken aback. He’d never faced such brazen rudeness, especially in the middle of his own village. He was enraged. “You four bravos had best mind your civility.”

“Or what?” said the sour female.

“Or, I could have the lot of you arrested. I could have you executed too. The old laws are still in place.”

The female looked Kay over. She took a luxurious pull from her cigarette and then flicked it at him. “Oh,” she said in a slow growl. “I doubt you’ve the balls for something like that.”

Phillip stepped forward. “If I were you, I’d reserve yourselves and offer an immediate apology to the Ne-Countess.”

“The day we apologize to Monama trash will be a bad one indeed,” the female said, flashing her teeth. She had brownish-silvery hair pulled tight into a net. Her bangs were waxed into curls across her forehead.

“I wonder,” another man at the booth said. “Is the Monama for sale? I’d like to buy her for an hour or two.”

Kay’s hand went to his CARG, ready to unsaddle it and lop their heads off. Sam restrained him. “It’s alright, Kay, we needn’t waste our time with these foolish people. Let’s go,” she said in Anuie.

Hearing Sam’s native language encouraged more poor behavior from the group. “Will you listen to her?”

“Sounds like two pigs having sex, doesn’t it?”

“Hahahahahahaha . . .”

Sarah was fuming. “How about we take you outside and beat the living tar out of the lot of you right here and now, how about that? Nobody talks to the Ne-Countess of Blanchefort like that while I’m around! Got it?”

The rest of the people in the booth stood up. They were all of exceptional size. The lady in their group engaged in a fierce staring contest with the shorter Sarah. The first man spoke again to Kay.

“We heard you were some sort of Vith hero. You look like a little Nancy-Boy to me. I am Ernst Wunderluck, and these with me are my kin: Aiken, Rusty, and Clara. We are the famed Wunderlucks, adventurers and

treasure-hunters supreme! We are the pride of Remnath!”

Wunderlucks? Kay recalled their name was carved on the table in Lady Chrysania’s gallery.

Phillip stood firm. “I notice the thick necks, low brow, small cranial size, and limited apparent intelligence. The lot of you look to be members of the House of Jocanda. Am I correct?”

Sarah laughed. “Jocandas? You mean that stupid House that declared war on the Sisters way back when? You’re a pack of Jo-Boys then, for real! Ha, ha, ha!!” She slapped her leg and howled. “Why don’t you go

find a Sister to vomit on, Jo-Boys.”

The Wunderlucks all turned a shade of red to match their suits.

“We’ve Hospitaler’ed people for less,” Clara said, sizing Sarah up. Clara might have been very pretty had her face not been puckered into an ugly scowl.

“Shaddap, Jo-Boy!” Sarah said.

Ernst fumed. “Nobody calls us that, understand? Nobody!” He reached out to seize Sarah by the hair. Sam shot out and took him by the wrist. She wrenched him off his feet to the floor. Chatter in the bar

immediately ceased. The rest of the Wunderlucks drew weapons from their suits.

“Not so fast!” Ki said coming up from behind, her SK pistol drawn. “What’s going on here?”

“This is a private conversation, Magistrate,” Ernst said, engaging in a test of strength with Sam from his knees and not having much success. “It . . . doesn’t concern you.”

Pop! His hand broke in Sam’s grip and he sweated in pain.

“Drawing weapons in my village in a serious offense, boyo. Your welcome’s officially worn out. Take your things, pay your tab, and blow. I catch you lurking around here again, you’ll all spend time in my jail,

got it?”

“Is this Vith justice?” Rusty Wunderluck asked. “The Monama just broke my brother’s hand.”

“Seems to me your brother had that and more coming to him. Maybe he’ll find his manners next time,” Ki responded, her finger on the trigger.

The Wunderlucks looked amongst themselves and then returned their weapons to their holsters.

“Fine. We’re going. This is a crap Flop-Town full of Frag-Wagons and Whimple-Poles anyway,” Ernst said. Sam released him and he stood, his hand an ugly shade of purple. The Wunderlucks tossed back the remains of their drinks and headed to the door.

Ernst turned back. “Oh, one last thing, Blanchefort. We heard you got a letter from Bloodstein. Stay out! We’ll do the collecting, right? Us, not you, she contacted us first. That’s our adventure and our spoils. I see you and your trash wife meddling in our business again and I’m not going to be so nice about it.”

Rubbing his wrist, Ernst and the rest of the Wunderlucks went through the door and were gone.

 

 

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A Chaotic Courtship

August 19th, 2016

 

 

For as long as she can remember, Bethany Swafford has loved reading books. That love of words extended to writing as she grew older and when it became more difficult to find a ‘clean’ book, she determined to write her own. Among her favorite authors is Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Georgette Heyer.

When she doesn’t have pen to paper (or fingertips to laptop keyboard), she can generally be found with a book in hand. In her spare time, Bethany reviews books for a book site called More Than A Review.
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Twenty year old Diana Forester, a country bred young woman fears that her inexperience and uncertainties has driven Mr. John Richfield away. On arriving back home from London, she learns that he is already there, ready to continue their acquaintance. If Diana thought that it was difficult in London, courting takes on a whole new aspect when Diana’s younger siblings become involved. She finds herself dealing with her own feelings, her sister, her younger brother, jealous members of a house party, a jilted suitor, and a highwayman as she falls in love with the charming Mr. Richfield.

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“You recall I met a Mr. Richfield in
London, shortly after I first arrived?”
“Yes, you mentioned him several
times in your letters.”
Her tone was matter of fact, giving
absolutely nothing away.
“Well…” I hesitated as I sought
the right words. I rubbed my palms against my skirt. “At Aunt Forester’s last
dinner party, Mr. Richfield asked for my permission to come speak to Father.”
For a moment, there was silence.
“What was your answer?” Mother asked, as calm as ever.
I bit my lip and found I could no
longer meet her gaze. “I fear I may have spoken without thinking.” Back when I
had said the words, I had been surprised. Now though, I realized just how
mistaken I had been. “I said it’s always pleasant to have someone new visit.”
“I see. Do you like him?”
Ah, there was the question. “I think
so.” I took a deep breath and let it out slowly. “He is respectable, at least
as far as Uncle Forester could discover. No one ever had a word to say against
him. I think he is a good man.”
“And yet, you don’t seem
enthusiastic about marrying him.”
“I have only known him for a few
weeks.” It felt good to be able to talk this out with my mother, now that the
awkwardness of saying the words had passed. If anyone could help me untangle my
feelings, it was her. “Is that enough time to know a person? You knew Papa your
whole life before he proposed.”
Mother’s hand came over mine.
“Diana, look at me.” I lifted my eyes to hers. “You are the only one who can
make this decision. It is your right to refuse an offer you find distasteful.
However, you need to understand it is not likely you will have the opportunity
to travel again and meet other people.”
“I don’t find the offer distasteful.
I just don’t think I know him well enough to accept his hand in marriage.” I
sighed. “I wish I had had the time to know more of him.”
“Perhaps you will.”
I shook my head. That seemed an
impossibility. “Mama, you didn’t see the look on his face when I pretended I
didn’t understand. He was so disappointed. I acted as if I were a senseless,
empty-headed child! What kind of man would pursue me in the face of that?”
“A man who would be understanding.
Someone who would realize your shy nature.”
As soon as I pulled my hand away, I
reached to pour myself some much-needed tea. “There are other, much prettier
girls with better dowries than I,” I remarked, adding just the right amount of
cream and sugar. “I doubt I will ever see him again.”
Of that I was quite certain. I’d had
hours to consider the whole mess. I sipped my tea as I watched my mother’s
face. Her smile was one I couldn’t quite understand. Why did she look so
amused?
“Mr. Richfield is already here.”
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Engines of Liberty Series… a steampunk or alternate history?

August 12th, 2016

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The book:

REBEL HEART

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In 1776, the American rebels were thwarted by British magic. The leaders were executed, but the surviving soldiers went into hiding and kept the revolution alive. By 1984 they have developed better weapons and machinery to even the odds. Now all these “technomancers” need is an army for their arsenal, and their newest recruit is 15 year-old Calvin Adler of Baltimore. The problem is, he’s got a pretty strong will, and might give the technomancers at bit of trouble in training…

SUICIDE RUN

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Calvin learns that the technomancers aren’t all good guys like he’d thought, and soon runs afoul of the worst of them. Now, with a bomb in his chest and a lot of ground to cover, he has a little over a week to save his life, or else become another casualty in the revolution. Meanwhile, an old enemy comes back stronger than ever, with ambition to spare…

PATRIOT’S GAME

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Calvin is on the brink of death. The army is scattered, the commodore is dead, and the British mages know about the technomancers’ secret weapon. Just as all hope seems lost, Calvin and his friends find out the mages have a weakness, one that could end the war overnight and liberate the colonials.
But it will take a miracle to reach it…

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Graham, how long have you been writing? I started in 1993 as a third grader, but started pursuing it seriously about ten years ago and I’ve been trying to get better ever since.

Wow! Tell us where you were born and where do you live now. Southern California then, Southern Nevada now. I am very much a product of the desert.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer? Oh jeez. There is no right answer to this! I have been blessed with many great influences and mentors. I guess my third grade teacher was the one who really started this whole thing though. I give her lots of credit.

What is the name of your Serie? and what genre? The series is “Engines of Liberty,” and the books are REBEL HEART, SUICIDE RUN, and PATRIOT’S  GAME. They are a bit of fantasy, alternate history, and steampunk. Aimed at YA but good for all ages.

Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb. The Brits used magic to win the American Revolution in 1776. Two hundred years later the Americans have built a huge army with steam and gas engines, plus a ton of firepower, and they want a rematch. Romance and adventure abound!

So interesting… What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives? Take an interest in history and open your imagination. I was a diligent daydreamer in my childhood and it brings me immense joy, I hope others take it up.

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A fast-paced, roller coaster ride is free…

August 6th, 2016

Promise Me is free until tomorrow. Get your copy now.

 

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Promise Me has it all. It’s a romantic thriller with plenty of dramatic moments. Fast-paced and addictive. It is a must-read for those enjoy full-flavored story-telling.

It poses a question: What would you do if the life of the one you love hangs in the balance, and only you could save her?

Thomas ‘Easy’ Steel is an EOD with the New York State Police’s Bomb Disposal Unit. An anonymous caller had demanded that he disarms a bomb strapped to a woman’s chest. When he arrives at the scene, he discovers that the woman is his wife, Bianca.

It shouldn’t be a big deal. After all, his nickname, Easy, had been bestowed upon him at bomb school because he’s so easy-going, even when disabling live bombs. This time, however, it’s different. He might not survive it.

And, what of the woman he loves with all his heart, to whom he promised eternity?

The author:

Jack O. Daniel is an alter-ego. He prefers to be an enigma. Someone who lives in the shadow, observing how people live and interact; sometimes participating but mostly he stays in the background.

Let’s just call him, the Chronicler

 

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A Living Hope for two souls intertwine with each other

August 2nd, 2016

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Synopsis:
It was a match made in heaven. Or so everyone thought. Sadie Mae Cummings is all set to marry her childhood sweetheart, Kyle, when she is assigned to tutor Lincoln, the new college football running back. This sophomore phenomenon has all the girls on campus knocking on his door. But Sadie isn’t interested in his advances.

Lincoln’s overblown ego doesn’t take well to being shunned, and he resolves to make Sadie his own. He pursues her relentlessly, until finally Kyle finds himself shut out of Sadie’s life, with their shared future crumbling around him.

After two years, Sadie’s relationship with Lincoln ends, and she is left having to put the pieces of her life back together. She desires nothing more than to recapture her relationship with Kyle. He has stayed true to the dreams they had planned together, living the vision even without Sadie by his side.

When she moves back to her hometown, she labors to rekindle their love. But things have changed, and Kyle has moved on. Sadie quickly discovers how hard it is to rebuild burned bridges.

Follow Sadie’s story as she fights for a chance to restore broken dreams. Will love endure?

This inspirational romance by EC Jackson is book two of the Hope series and is a standalone book.

 

My Review:

In A Living Hope by E. C. Jackson readers will find faith in Gods plan for each of his children. The main characters are religious and faithful normal people that struggled to fallow what God has in store for them. A few verses from the Bible are quoted and use to illustrate what the character is learning or visioning as a message from God to them. It isn’t a preachy book at all and is a clean romance that will help you see yourself between the pages.

Sadie was engage to a wonderful young man and believe that they were pick by God to belong to each other…that is until she has to help a shallow student from flunking a class. The guy obsess with the attention he gets from the opposite sex decided to get Sadie just because she doesn’t care about him. When she abandoned her fiancé and family because of shame she stay with the guy and suffered much abuse from him that lasted two years. Finally she needs the support system of her family and she returned home right next door to her ex-fiancé. Now she want back in the relationship and have to struggled to get Kyle to see her as an adult with a different personality and strength than the confused girl he was engage to.

In all, I enjoyed A Living Hope by E. C. Jackson, for its entertainment and morals values. I would recommended to Adults as well as Young Adults the same. It could become a teaching tool for anyone who has fallen in love lately.

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The Librarian who Shoots a Gun

July 28th, 2016

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Audrey Scott is more upset for her jilted cousin than for the best man who supposedly disappeared and caused the cancellation of the wedding. That is, until the cops come around looking for him on suspicion of murder. When that very same best man, Foster McGuire, ends up bleeding in Audrey’s closet, she has no choice but to try and get him off the hook for a crime he didn’t commit.

Too bad there’s too many people, from an irritating homicide detective who’s way too attractive for Audrey’s own good, right to mob bosses, who don’t want to see Foster McGuire tell his story. Audrey is no detective. In fact, she’s a children’s librarian. However, there’s always room for some good old investigation work between story times, and she’s going to use the skills she knows to follow a trail that starts with murder and ends with betrayal, with a whole lot of guns in between.

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My Review:

The Librarian Shoots a Gun an Audrey Scott Mystery by Amber Gilchrist is an investigation tale full of surprises and some humor. You will find diverse and interesting characters throughout the story. The Librarian Shoots a Gun is a murder mystery that will provide you a few hours in a world full of conspiracy and real life. It is a clean, delightful mystery solved by a small but very intelligent woman.

Audrey is a Librarian in charge of the program for kids in her home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is more than thirty and not yet married. Her cousin is getting married and the family decides to introduce her to the best man. The problem starts when he disappears from earth and is being hunted by the police for murder. The wedding is off, and the investigating policemen thinks that she knows where the guy is hiding. Since she has never seen the guy, she gets put out by the policemen and their suggestions. When the best man enters her room in the middle of the night, Audrey defends her five foot body with all she has, and breaks his nose. It is after this incident that she realizes that the best man doesn’t have anyone else he knows in Tulsa, and that he really wants her to help him. She starts her own investigation to prove the best man innocence, and gets entangled with the mafia, dead people and crooked policemen, but the most dangerous part is when her heart decides to fall for the wrong man.

The Librarian Shoots a Gun is not a romance, so don’t expect a happy ending, but you will get all the mysteries resolved. It is great reading for even a Young Adult although it is meant as an adult mystery. You can’t go wrong with this story.

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31 Ghost Stories to read before you died

July 28th, 2016

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As readers of Deb Atwood’s blog Pen In Her Hand know, Atwood is passionate about ghost fiction. Since 2011, Atwood has read, re-read, and written about ghost literature. 31 Ghost Novels to Read Before You Die presents a selection of the best of these posts. 

 

Among the books discussed are old favorites (The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson) as well as some indie gems few people will know about (The 20’s Girl, the Ghost, and All That Jazz by June Kearns). There are ghost novels for every reader, in genres ranging from historical to literary to romance. “

 

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10 Things About Me

  1.  I like spiders, but I’m afraid of yellow jackets (the insect, not the garment).
  2.  My hair is purple.
  3.  I love to wander around old cemeteries.
  4.  I have traveled throughout the Korean countryside (and treasured every minute).
  5.  My heart goes pitter patter for big dogs and fat cats.
  6.  If I had to choose one mode of travel, I would choose the train.
  7. I suffer from math phobia.
  8.  One time in London I inadvertently spent a night in a homeless hotel, and it changed me.
  9.  I’m a scaredy cat passenger in a car (as my husband will attest).
  10. I’m passionate about ghost fiction and ghost movies.

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A Gateway to Hope

July 26th, 2016

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Synopsis:

Twenty-one-year-old Neka is a bit of an introvert, she also happens to be stunningly beautiful. When she discovers her friend James is about to be dumped, she sees the perfect opportunity to escape from her quiet life. Can she summon the courage to leave it all behind?

James Copley comes from a ruthless family. It’s rubbed off. Years ago, he disengaged from his brother’s smear campaign, but now his father has offered him an ultimatum, “Get married or lose your seat at the table.” Plotting to stamp his design on the family business, he proposes to a woman, even though he doesn’t love her. But his carefully laid plans start to unravel when she
leaves him on the day she’s due to meet his family. Could years of planning his comeback vanish with her departure?

A possible solution comes in an unexpected form: Neka. She’s not only a friend, but the daughter of his benefactor. And she’s right there, offering to support him. But will her support stretch to marriage? He attempts to win her over to his plan but collides with her powerful father who wants to leverage the situation for his own gain.

In their fight for survival and love, they are forced to face some uncomfortable truths.Can they overcome thwarted dreams and missed chances to find true love, or does forcing destiny’s hand only lead to misery?

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My review:

A Gateway to Hope by Author E.C. Jackson is a beautiful story about a Christian girl that is to quiet for anyone to noticed, including her family. One day she does something out of character for her and leave town for two weeks with out telling her family before hand. Why you wonder? She is going to become engage with the guy she is in-love with to help him get his position back in his father dominion business. It all work perfectly until the get back to town and his other girlfriends try to get him back.

This book is about faith in Gods plans for us and open mind to fallow his ways. The main character is a religious girl and small passages in the bible are quoted in a few place throughout the story. Even so there isn’t a lot of preaching in this book just a pleasant remainder of how we can have a better life if we listen to God and let Him help us.

A gate away to hope is a nice pace story that will help you feel great and you will be rotting for both main characters. It has great moral values that need to be share more often in romances. This is a simple and clean romance tale for all to enjoy without reserve. A gate away to hope by 00000 is a great reading material and a well-done book. Happy readings.

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My Pineapples Went to Houston- Heartbreak, Humor and Hope

July 24th, 2016

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The Book Synopsis:
“Heartbreak, Humor and, ultimately, Hope

That’s the message that comes through loud and clear in My Pineapples Went to Houston, Lee Gaitan’s personal and powerful tale of surviving a decade of relentless chaos and loss. The “shock and awfulness” began in 2002 when her father died, her mother teetered on the brink of a coma and her husband of 22 years secretly lost all their money and ran off with a stripper. And it was all downhill from there!

Then one day in the midst of all the chaos—somewhere between loud cursing and crying—she recalled an amusing anecdote she’d heard about pineapples that spoke to her circumstances in such an unexpectedly humorous way that she couldn’t help but laugh out loud. “That moment of laughter was a small epiphany for me. I realized that I had allowed my sense of humor, which had always mitigated the bad breaks in my life and enhanced the good ones, to fall victim to the machete my ex-husband had taken to my life. I determined right then and there that I could no longer permit that. I instinctively knew that humor was the most potent, and just about the only, protection I had at my disposal to survive the crises unfolding around me, and I vowed to keep it alive.”

Told with honesty and insight—and, of course, humor—My Pineapples Went to Houston both inspires and entertains readers and offers hope and encouragement to those struggling with their own “plans gone outrageously awry.”

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The author:

Lee Gaitan is a wife, mother, teacher, author and speaker, but above all she is passionately committed to overcoming life’s obstacles, surviving sometimes by the skin of her teeth, but always with humor and optimism. She shares her experience with anyone who will listen with the intent to encourage others to use humor to their benefit.

In the past twelve years Lee has had to deal with more than a healthy helping of “are you kidding me?” moments. In 2002, she hit rock bottom. It was so bad shelovingly refers to it as a year of “shock and awfulness.” That year her father died,her mother was in the hospital, semi-comatose from grief, and her husband of 22 years lost every penny of their money BEFORE running off to Arizona with his girlfriend, who just happened to be a former stripper.
That was just the beginning. She spent the next decade struggling with loss and challenges on every front, from finances and family to health and career.

Character Casting

Me—Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Jorge—Andy Garcia

Dick—Vince Vaughn

 

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The Suspect’s Daughter…

July 23rd, 2016

 

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Donna Hatch, author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” has won writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she is a sought-after workshop presenter, and juggles multiple volunteer positions and her six children. A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

 

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Q&A With the Author:

  1. What inspired your book?

The murder plot in The Suspect’s Daughter was inspired by a true event in England known as the Cato Street Conspiracy, which thankfully, was averted largely in part due to an undercover Bow Street Runner. This event happened in 1820, the same year my book takes place. When I read of the Cato Street Conspiracy, I knew it had to be Grant’s story. Obviously I took some creative license, but the suspense plot in my book strongly parallels the real one. As far as the romantic plot, Grant is so emotionally closed off, as readers of my other books already know, that I knew it would be fun to pair him with a spunky, vivacious, glass-half-full kind of girl who is emotionally strong enough to not only challenge him and match him wit for wit, but with a big enough heart to see through his defensive barriers into the lonely, vulnerable man hiding underneath.

  1. How do you spend your free time?

Free time? I don’t think I have ever had any free time. I’m not even sure what that means. When I’m too mentally or emotionally tired to write, and if my family doesn’t need me for anything pressing, I read. Reading recharges me in a way that nothing else can. I enjoy going for long walks, watching old movies–especially adaptations of Jane Austen novels and romantic comedies–and playing games with my family. I’ve become pretty good at ping pong (table tennis) and my husband is a ruthless opponent.

 

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“Determined to help her father with his political career, Jocelyn sets aside dreams of love. When she meets the handsome and mysterious Grant Amesbury, her dreams reawaken. But his secrets put her family in peril.

Grant goes undercover to capture conspirators avowed to murder the prime minister, but his only suspect is the father of a courageous lady who is growing increasingly hard to ignore. He can’t allow Jocelyn to distract him from the case, nor will he taint her with his war-darkened soul. She seems to see past the barriers surrounding his heart, which makes her all the more dangerous to his vow of remaining forever alone. Jocelyn will do anything to clear her father’s name, even if that means working with Grant. Time is running out. The future of England hangs in the balance…and so does their love.”

 

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I like cats–kittens are even more fun.
  • I am a harpist and I teach harp lessons.
  • Every morning after I get the children off to school, I go for a walk. (At least, that’s always the goal)
  • I hate spiders. HATE. With a passion.
  • Due to moves in my childhood, I attended 9 different schools. Being the new kid isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
  • I love cheesecake just as much as I love chocolate–chocolate cheesecake is even better. Caramel is a close second. Caramel-chocolate cheesecake, anyone?
  • Currently I’m juggling: a YA dystopian aka speculative fiction, a YA historical paranormal, book 4 of my Rogue Hearts Regency series, and a new Regency trilogy.
  • I am majorly claustrophobic, which is exactly why, when I had to give my super-warrior weapons master, Kai Darkwood in my fantasy Queen in Exile, some flaw or fear, I chose claustrophobia for his–I understand it.
  • I love to ballroom dance. LOVE.
  • I also love bodies of water of any kind–ocean, river, lake, stream, waterfall, backyard garden pond. It just does something for my soul. This is partly why we recently moved from the desert to Washington State. I even love water when it’s falling from the sky. Mermaid, anyone?

 

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Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend by Author Cheryl Carpinello

July 22nd, 2016
I am retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.

I also conduct Medieval/Short Story Writing Workshops in Elementary/Middle School classes. Contact me if you are interested in holding a workshop for students: ccarpinello@mac.com.


Q&A With the Author:

1.  What
inspired your book?
My former students were my inspiration. When I taught
the Legend of King Arthur, my students knew next to nothing about Guinevere
other than she married King Arthur, cheated on him, and caused the downfall of
Camelot. I wanted kids to see a more rounded character of a young girl not much
different from them.
2. How do you
spend your free time

 

 

I enjoy spending time with my family, reading,
watching my favorite movies, and being outside. When I have an extended period
of time, we travel. Two of our biggest trips have been to Egypt and the United
Kingdom.

 

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At the dawn of Camelot, one young girl is about to take her place beside the greatest king in England’s history…. 

 

 

 

She is a mere child of twelve. But in these medieval days, this is the age when childish things must be put away and greater responsibilities accepted—all in preparation for a betrothal of marriage.

 

 

 

For young Lady Guinevere, on the advent of her thirteenth Birth Day, the whole idea is quite unbearable. After all, what could be better than spending her youth playing with her best friend Cedwyn, roaming the grounds around the castle looking for mythical creatures or hunting rabbits?

 

However, the wizard Merlyn—her teacher and friend—knows that destiny has a way of catching up with a person. His arrival sets in motion a series of events that will lead Guinevere to her destiny whether she is ready for it or not.

 

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Author Top Ten List:
1.      Things
I like to do when not writing:
I enjoy traveling, reading, spending time with
my family, and working in the yard. I’m definitely not a housekeeper.
2.      How
I relax:
Sitting on
the beach in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico!
3.      My
favorite color:
Blue’s always been my favorite color. It’s the
color of my eyes, of the sky, and of the ocean.
4.      My
favorite drink:
Just can’t
pass up a good margarita!
5.      My
favorite snack:
I devour
nachos and Auntie Anne’s pretzels!
6.      My
your favorite movies:
Star
Wars, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter
, and The Mummy. I’ve watched each of these so many times that I’ve lost track, and my husband shakes his
head when he sees one on and says, “Really?” I just smile.
7.      I
am a night owl:
I don’t
usually go to sleep until midnight, and now that I’m retired, I’m comfortable
not seeing the sun come up in the morning:)
8.      My
favorite food:
That would
be a smothered shredded beef burrito washed down with a good margarita.
9.      My
favorite authors:
I grab
anything by the writing duo of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, and I also
love their individual books. David Baldacci’s books are also favorites. I’m
addicted to blood & guts & spy thrillers!
10.    If
I could live anywhere, it would be in Colorado.
We have the best weather—All four seasons. I
live next to the foothills, and a drive up in the Rockies is a cure for any
ailment. I can see the world famous Red Rock Amphitheater from my couch, and if
the wind is just right, we can hear the concerts. My immediate family is all
here, except for one sister who lives in Texas, poor soul. In addition to being
a retired teacher, I’m also a retired airline employee. So, when I need a
change, it’s so easy just to hop a plane and go to the beach.
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The Librarian Shoots a Gun an Audrey Scott Mystery by Amber Gilchrist is an investigation tale full of surprises and some humor. You will find diverse and interesting characters throughout the story. The Librarian Shoots a Gun is a murder mystery that will provide you a few hours in a world full of conspiracy and real life. It is a clean, delightful mystery solved by a small but very intelligent woman. Audrey is a Librarian in charge of the program for kids in her home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is more than thirty and not yet married. Her cousin is getting married and the family decides to introduce her to the best man. The problem starts when he disappears from earth and is being hunted by the police for murder. The wedding is off, and the investigating policemen thinks that she knows where the guy is hiding. Since she has never seen the guy, she gets put out by the policemen and their suggestions. When the best man enters her room in the middle of the night, Audrey defends her five foot body with all she has, and breaks his nose. It is after this incident that she realizes that the best man doesn’t have anyone else he knows in Tulsa, and that he really wants her to help him. She starts her own investigation to prove the best man innocence, and gets entangled with the mafia, dead people and crooked policemen, but the most dangerous part is when her heart decides to fall for the wrong man. The Librarian Shoots a Gun is not a romance, so don’t expect a happy ending, but you will get all the mysteries resolved. It is great reading for even a Young Adult although it is meant as an adult mystery. You can’t go wrong with this story.

July 20th, 2016
Rising Tide: Dark Innocence by Author Claudette Melanson 

Claudette Melanson writes & edits in Guelph, Ontario, with her husband Ron and four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and an MA in Literature. She’s wished to be a Vampire since age five. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many books living inside her head.

In her spare time she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories….along with other great fiction. She is also very interested in good health and is an advocate of Ketogenic eating, using whole and natural foods. Her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee, cashew flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours.

Future dreams include writing many more books and spending more time with her son Jacob. Her biggest dream is to make Universal Halloween Horror Nights a yearly event with hubby and son. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.


Q&A With the Author:
1- When did you know you wanted to write books?  From about age five. I would always narrate things in my brain—all the things around me. I used to make up stories about people I’d see all the time. I even wrote a continuing story for my dance class that the teacher would read at the beginning of class every week.

 

2- What does your writing process look like?  The past year I’ve been doing a lot of editing for other authors. But that has kept me from writing. I intend for next year to be spent, predominantly, writing. It’s very sporadic right now, whenever I can fit it in, but I want it to become more of a fixed schedule. I like to write with music on or a horror movie on in the background, and also watching my bunbabies at play.


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Could Maura’s life get any worse? …turns out it most certainly can.
 

Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura’s never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.
Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother’s lies—become obstacles in Maura’s desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.
Awards
 
2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner for YA Mystery

2015 RONE Award Finalist for YA Paranormal

2015 New Apple Top Medalist for Young Adult Ebook


Chosen as one of 400 for the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for 2014!!!


Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the night

 

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1.
I have four housebunnies, who
are spoiled to death. They have their own room, filled with toys, off the
living room. Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett.
2.
In college, I lived in a
haunted house. The ghost would turn the light on (light bulb with a chain) in
the front closet every night at 9:00 PM. No one would ever believe me until
they saw it. It moved other things around too in a non-harmful way.
3.
When I was little, I was
obsessed with Dinosaurs and used to have this little plastic set I played with
all the time.
4.
Eating gluten makes my
Rheumatoid Arthritis go crazy, so I make all my cookies, cake and pizza dough
with nut flours and can make pretty much anything you could make out of regular
flour. Believe me when I say diet is what controls disease. I laughed at my
naturopath when she first told me this, but then had to admit how wrong I was.
5.
My favorite colors are red and
black…together. I don’t have a single favorite, must be those two together. I
try to make as much of my wardrobe as possible in these colors.
6.
In college, I was in every club
the English department had and between them and studying, had no free time. But
they were nice enough my senior year to name an award after me, which they
continued to give every year.
7.
I wanted to write a book since
the age of five, but once, I wrote a story for a Star Wars competition. My
mother was so critical, I rewrote it (and the second one sucked), completely .
I was nervous after that, and it took me six years to finish my first book, in
large part because of that incident.
8.
I can be competitive,
especially when someone is mean to me. I took an idea to one of my English
clubs in college for the upcoming alcohol-free mix off. One of the girls said
it was stupid in a very snarky way, so I went to a different club. We did a
whole Death’s Angst theme and even wrote a poem about how Death felt cheated,
since no one was driving drunk that night. We had a little graveyard with names
on the stones like, “Danny Drovedrunk.” We took Best of Show with the huge
trophy, and the college kept our poem to use at future mix offs, since we’d
followed the message they were trying to get across so well.
9.
It’s my dream to move to
Whitehorse in the Yukon Territories in Canada. I moved to Ontario from
Vancouver when I met my husband and hate living here. I regret leaving the
beauty of the west behind and hope next year to be living in this place, which
is so beautiful and offers so much more opportunity. I think it would offer so
much more writing inspiration too. Northern Lights are one thing I haven’t
experienced yet that I’m dying to see in person. Plus, I love snow, so it’s a
win-win.
10.
I was a breech baby when I was
born, and almost killed both myself and my mother at birth. The doctor let me
go too far for surgery and she ended up being in labor for over 48 hours.
Perhaps it was this early brush with near death that gave me such a love of the
macabre.
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 The Matchup by Author Laura L. Walker 

July 19th, 2016

Having been raised in Arizona, Laura L. Walker and her husband whom she met at Northern Arizona University think it’s a great place to raise their six children. Laura and her family enjoy camping on beautiful Mt. Graham, reading, and learning history together. At the end of the day, Laura loves to curl up with a good book or write one of her own. The Matchup is her second novel.


Q&A With the Author:

1.
What inspired your book?
The Matchup is the continuation of the Logan family’s
story from Pierced by Love but it can
also be read on its own. I wanted to figure out why Gage, Pierce’s younger
brother, struggled with his faith. And then I discovered the perfect match for
him in Valerie and immediately knew that her struggle with single-handedly
raising an autistic son needed to be told as well.
 
1.
What kind of music do you
listen to while you write?
My “music” is either complete silence or my
kids’ favorite TV programs in the background.
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The last thing Valerie wants is to work for Gage Logan. But Valerie’s husband walked out on her and her children. Now she needs a job. Gage, on the other hand, has just taken custody of his four-year-old son and is swamped trying to balance his career, be a daddy, and fix past mistakes. Together they discover that when it comes to their faith and each other, it’s all about second chances.

 

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Author Top Ten List:
1.
I am somewhat ambidextrous – I
write, use utensils, and lead music with my left hand but use scissors, catch a
softball, and bat with my right.
2.
My favorite all-time movie is
The Sound of Music. I watched it so many times as a child that my brothers now refuse
to allow their wives to watch it.
3.
I met my husband while planning
an outing to the Grand Canyon. We talked like old friends for hours while hiking
the upper rim. I immediately knew he was the guy for me!
4.
I graduated from Northern
Arizona University the day after we got married.
5.
I like to sew quilts for my
kids.
6.
I’m a fairly good cook,
although I didn’t acquire this particular skill until after I married. I make a
mean oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.
7.
 Of my six children, only one looks like me and
has my blue eyes. She also fits in the same birth order as I do with my
siblings.
8.
A year ago, my heart’s left
ventricle was only working at 18% capacity. Now, it’s back to normal range
(which is 60%). Doctors are calling me a miracle and I know they’re right.
9.
My favorite color is red.
10.  I once found a baby Gila monster in my garage. Good thing it didn’t
stay!
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Proposals and Poison is a deadly combination

July 18th, 2016

Rachelle is the award-winning author of ten books, including The Soldier’s Bride (A Kindle Scout Selection), Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things, Veils and Vengeance, and Christmas Kisses: An Echo Ridge Anthology. Her novella, “Silver Cascade Secrets,” was included in the Rone Award–winning Timeless Romance Anthology, Fall Collection.
Rachelle loves laughing with her husband while raising five children and dozens of chickens on a little farm in rural Idaho. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology and a minor in music. 



Q&A With the Author:

1.  What inspired your book? My book was inspired
by several different real news events that I had heard and a healthy dose of my
own over-active imagination. And it’s inspired by the beautiful state of Idaho!

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Unclaimed by Erin McCole Cupp

July 17th, 2016

My Review:

Unclaimed by Erin McCole Cupp is a very interesting tale of a girl who is not wanted by her foster family. Her foster siblings have abused her and their mother blames her for everything her kids do. Tired of the power struggles with the girl, she sells her to an institution that promotes slavery. The reader will follow along as she learns how to survive in her new setting and share the struggles she goes through.

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I really enjoyed the story because it was quite different from anything out there right now; the setting, the voice and the story. Though, it was a bit slow for me. All in all; the book is clean, has a good story, good characters and will be loved by readers of all ages–especially middle graders. It will be a good addition to any library or home.

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A Manhattan Murder Mystery

July 16th, 2016
July 16: DEATH UNSCRIPTED: A Trudy Genova Manhattan Mystery by Author Marni Graff
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About the book:
“Trudy Genova has the best job a nurse could have: working as a medical consultant for a movie studio in Manhattan means no more uniforms, bedpans or white shoes. She’s working with a womanizing actor, teaching him to fake a heart attack, when he dies right in the middle of taping–but not before pointing his finger accusingly at Trudy. When detectives view Trudy as a suspect, she swings into action to clear her name, to the chagrin of NYPD detective Ned O’Malley. Soon the bodies mount up and Trudy realizes she’s put herself in jeopardy. Based on the author’s real work experience as a medical consultant, this is the book her mentor and friend, P D James, insisted she write.”
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My review:

Trudy is a nurse working as a medical consultant for a TV studio where different movies or drama pieces are filmed. She teaches the actors what to do when a medical emergency happens, the doctors how to act during the emergency, and the director what terminology should be used in such emergencies. She can also use her computer to fake the signals on the machines that are attached to an actor portraying a patient in the hospital. She loves her work until one of the actors drops dead during filming. This happened right after she gave him eyes drop to make him look like he was having a heart attack. The problem arises when she becomes the main suspect of poisoning him.

Death Unscripted a Trudy Genova Manhattan Mystery by Author Marni Graff is good-paced murder mystery that will likely become your favorite. I enjoyed the twists, bodies, secrets and the light romance in this story. The characters are a great bunch of people, and the bad guys follow suit. You will find this murder mystery easy to read, yet you won’t guess who did it. What I didn’t like was the unnecessary swearing in it. There wasn’t much, but it certainly didn’t move the story or add to the telling–so why put them there?

 

 

Book Buy Links:

Bridle Path Press: http://www.bridlepathpress.com/Books/DeathUnscripted/tabid/276/Default.aspx

Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/Death-Unscripted-M-K-Graff/dp/0990828727/:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27396963-death-unscripted

 

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The Dragons of Alsace Farm by Laurie C. Lewis a Review

July 15th, 2016
The Dragons of Alsace Farm by Laurie C. Lewis a ***** stars Review
The author provides us with excellent reading, especially if you know or care for a person with dementia. I have one, and many things in this book match what I have seen and done. Still, I was surprised at the insights on how to deal with people with this problem, or how to make them more responsive to your needs. I learned a few things in the pages of this book that I found interesting and it is a great read. The story of forgiveness of oneself is viewed in this story and helps readers find strength beyond their own.
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Tate is a lovely woman that doesn’t know what she wants until she re-unites with her grandmother. Her mother had told her, years before, that her grandmother was dead. Agnes is the only person who has made her feel normal and Tate wants to reconnect with her.
Noah, on the other hand, has many ghosts of his own and has finally come to see his uncle, who caused him great sorrow when he was ten years younger. He left home and never looked back. Now he is back and finds his uncle almost on the door of death itself.
Agnes has a farm that needs great care, as much as she and the animal’s do. She forgets things and she loves the new guy who helps her on the farm. Noah see Agnes up close and identifies himself with her. He figures out ways to help her return to the present and be active in her everyday life.
All is well until Noah meets Tate and a collision course is drawn between them and Agnes.
The links:
https://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Alsace-Farm-Laurie-Lewis/dp/1534909141/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1468590785&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=The+Dragons+of+Alsace+Farm+by+Laurie+C.+Lewis+a+Review

Academy of Secrets by Author Michael Carney

July 13th, 2016

Michael Carney has been writing professionally since he was 17, which was a long time ago in a galaxy not so far away. He began his writing career straight from high school, writing radio advertisements for a bright and shiny new radio station in the glorious South Island of New Zealand (only a few hours drive from that wonderful scenery made famous by Sir Peter Jackson in ‘Lord of the Rings’ and, latterly, ‘The Hobbit’).

In the decades since, Michael has carved out a career in advertising and marketing, as a copywriter, Media Director, Strategic Planning Director and Online Marketing specialist. These days he writes and administers online training courses covering a range of Social Media Marketing and eCommerce topics at http://NetmarketingCourses.com.

In addition to writing a towering inferno of newsletters, reports and presentations Michael is the author of “Trade Me Success Secrets” (first and second editions), the top-selling book about NZ’s online auction site Trade Me. In his spare time, Michael has also written (and mostly directed) a number of well-received stage plays over the years, some aimed at children and young adults, others produced for Christian audiences. Michael has been planning out the exploits of the OUTCAST ANGELS for many years. Read the rest of this entry »

The Wizard’s Heir by Author Devri Walls

July 12th, 2016

      Devri Walls lives in Meridian ID with her husband, two kids and the cutest must you’ve ever seen. After suffering from an abundance of creativity with not enough places to put it, she turned to writing. Which in the end, turned out to be exactly where she should have been putting it all along.       Q&A With The Author:

1.    What inspired your book?
Actually, the cover. The art was done by Claudia McKinney from Phatpuppy art who also did all four of the covers for my first series. I saw the art in her portfolio and knew I wanted to write this guy’s story! So I bought the image first and wrote around it.
2.    How do you spend your free time
I have kids, what is this “free time” you speak of?
I’m a foodie, I love going out to eat. I also love watching shows of all kinds, theater or T.V. Also reading of course.

 

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Tybolt’s a Deviant, a hated race immune to direct magic in a world where Wizards ensure survival. But when he loses his entire family to a spell-made storm he joins an elite group of Wizard hunters, organized beneath the new non-magic wielding king.Now eighteen, he spends his days capturing Wizards. But the nights are his, reserved to feed the starving villagers of Eriroc under cover of dark. There’s always more people in need than he can help, and one of these days he’s going to hang for theft from the royal kitchens. Although Tybolt and his fierce partner, Auriela, have imprisoned many Wizards, the one partially responsible for the storm that killed Tybolt’s family is still out there: Alistair. When an old informant claims to have information regarding their elusive prey, everything changes. In a cruel twist, Tybolt realizes he isn’t who he thought he was at all. How can he save himself, the people, and those he loves while keeping his secrets safe? Can he hide his true nature and allow the corrupt king to remain on the throne? Or will he have to unveil himself and risk possible execution to save them all?
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Top Ten List:
1. I can’t wear lipstick without looking like a painted china doll. Seriously guys, it looks ridiculous.
2. I drop pretty much everything I touch.
3. I ruin SO MANY CLOTHES. I spill all the time, it’s a little embarrassing.
4. I love, love, love Thai food.
5. I used to struggle with depression and anxiety really bad. Once I learned how to deal with it, my likes and dislikes totally changed. Now I can’t stop buying things in really bright colors.
6. I couldn’t afford to put in granite counter tops in the house we bought and they were so bad! So, I painted them with chalk board paint. FYI — they look pretty awesome.
7. I’m a super-fast reader. About 100 pages an hour.
8. I come across as an extrovert because I’m a performer, but I’m a TOTAL introvert.
9. When my kids ask me “why” I sing the theme song I made up about how I’m the meanest mom in America. Works like a charm
10. I have an auto immune disease called, Ankylosing Spondylitis. It’s a mouthful and a pain in my butt. But we all work through hard things, this just happens to be mine.
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