Kenton Morley and
Lawrence Derrickson have hated each other since they were feuding
border lords in medieval England and Scotland…seven hundred years
When their bloodlines
were cursed, birthing the world’s first vampires.
Their feud has carried
through the centuries based on an old argument: Kenton seeks to
destroy the Cheld—the only line of humans capable of killing their
kind—while Lawrence seeks to save them.
It’s said that men
can forget, but never forgive. It’s also said that true love knows
When the vampires move
to Stone Haven, Pennsylvania, Alessandra Fiore will find out
firsthand which of those old adages is true.
It doesn’t matter
whether she believes in vampires or not…
Because they believe in
her. And she’s on the very cusp of discovering her dormant powers
as a Cheld—a potential vampire hunter.
With both of these
strangely wealthy newcomers’ storming into her sleepy, peaceful
town, warning her to stay away from the other, what is a girl to do?
Especially when Kenton—the one that supposedly wants to kill
her—has a devilish twinkle in his eyes that she just can’t
say no to?
No matter how dangerous
she instinctively knows both men to be, strengths and powers of her
own are beginning to bubble to the surface, encouraging her that she
can take care of herself, thank you very much.
Love and Hate—two
sides of the same coin. Literally.
The only thing left to
do is flip that coin and hope for the best…to see which old saying
is true. And how many innocents bet the wrong way.
Mecca is the author of historical and paranormal romance that
transports readers to another time and place.
heroine, from Lady Sara in the Border Series to Alessandra Fiore in
Bloodwite, is your best friend– the one who kicks ass and takes
names. When these ladies meet alpha-males who try to take control,
sparks fly until the very last page.
writes the bestselling Border Series which takes readers to an
admittedly romanticized time of knights and castles in 13th century
Northumbria along the Anglo-Scottish border. She’s also currently
jumping into a new world which tests the patience of even the most
steadfast romance heroine. After all, dealing with the ultimate bad
boys– sexy, wealthy and swoon-worthy vampires– is not for the
faint of heart.
Highlander-loving, vampire-writing author can be found in Northeast,
Pennsylvania, chai in hand, thinking up new ways to tame both
medieval and paranormal playboys. She is firmly House Stark and
great power has awakened within Princess Kallan.
keep the princess hidden, she is taken to Alfheim; her abilities
suppressed and her memory erased.
later, Kallan inherits her father’s war, and vows revenge on the
one man she believes is responsible: Rune, King of Gunir. But soon, a
twist of fate puts Kallan in protection of the man she has sworn to
kill, and Rune in possession of powers he does not understand.
in the world of Men, the two must form an unlikely alliance to make
their way home and solve the mystery of their past – and of the
Shadow that hunts them both.
for Dolor and Shadow:
sweeping, epic novel… highly recommend it to all fantasy lovers.”–
Erin S. Riley, author of Odin’s Shadow
B. Chrysler has brought world building to breathtaking heights with
‘Dolor and Shadow’”– Jay Norry, Amazon
is book one in a set that has the potential to become timeless”–
Timothy Bateson, Amazon Review
Angela B. Chrysler
is a writer, logician, philosopher, and die-hard nerd who studies
theology, historical linguistics, music composition, and medieval
European history in New York with a dry sense of humor and an unusual
sense of sarcasm. She lives in a garden with her family and cats.
In 2014, Ms.
Chrysler founded Brain to Books and the virtual trade show, Brain to
Books Cyber Convention. A passionate gardener and incurable cat
lover, Ms. Chrysler spends her days drinking coffee and writing
beside a volume of Edgar Allan Poe who strongly influences her style
to this day. When Ms. Chrysler is not writing, she enables her
addictions to all things nerdy, and reads everything she can get her
hands on no matter the genre. Occasionally, she finds time to mother
her three children and debate with her life-long friend who she
eventually married. Her writing is often compared to Tad Williams.
Her influences are Edgar Allan Poe, The Phantom of the Opera, and
Angela also loves
writing, cats, reading, knitting, gardening, Tai Chi, Yoga,
meditation, coffee, BBC, baking, cooking, dancing, singing, anime,
anthology dedicated to Melissa Lee, bringing together stories of
strong independent women by some of today’s favorite authors of the
Melissa was diagnosed with cancer it shook our house to the core.
Within a matter of days we started asking how can we help. The answer
create an anthology dedicated to the strong woman that is our
Melissa. Each story as a set of rules. one the main character is
named Melissa. And her character must be strong. After that each
story comes from the hearts of our authors. This book is forever
dedicated to the teacher that touches the lives of the children that
she meet. The authors who’s lives have now been touched with
her soft touch and strong will. And for the member of our family who
we wish only the very best.
proceeds will be benefitting Melissa Lee during this difficult time.
Our hearts & prayers are with her.
A special thanks to YM Zachery for her endless dedication
Menagerie by Lori
After the death of her parents, Melissa was
on her own to carry on her family’s secret. She was lonely, scared
and busy. That is until she found some people she could trust.
Friendships and more just seemed to happen.
Rainbow Truck by Jeremy
On the backroads of Louisiana, the unthinkable
happened to Melissa. A truck tried to run her off the road. She could
have let it go, but she was too proud for that. Besides, its color
intrigued her. Oh yeah, and the blood on the tailgate.
and Scott followed it to a secluded camp where their fortunes were
forever sealed. She had to fight. She had to stand on her own two
feet. She had to…survive.
But could it be that easy? Find out in
The Rainbow Truck.
Wonder by Niki
Melissa’s past doesn’t define her and she
refuses to allow her teenage trauma to hold her down. Believing in
herself when no one else did, she became an instant fame in the music
industry. And with the public eye on her, it wasn’t a surprise when
she attracted a male admirer who didn’t have her best interest at
heart. Another man who only craved to control and own her.
must face her fears, both known and unknown, in order to gain the
strength to battle the seemingly never-ending storm threatening her
very existence. Rising to face her foes is only the beginning to
taking back her power.
Lovelight by B. Tolentino
but never felt unwanted, Melissa Chaplin lives peacefully in New
Hampshire with her mother. Wanting to make progress in her life, she
decides to take a step forward by applying for a part-time job only
to be rejected as soon as she receives the phone call she was so
excited about. Suddenly, the bruising pain of frustration of being
visually impaired envelopes her, causing her to take a huge leap of
faith by agreeing to be a patient to a doctor from Germany she meets
for the first time.
from Ghosts by Cam Johns
telling the whole truth is the same as lying. It turns out,
withholding secrets is more dangerous than being honest with the one
you love. At least that’s what Melissa has come to realize. Now
being forced to face her deceptions head on as the ghosts of her past
come back to haunt her – threatening the life she has finally built –
Melissa has to find a way to confront her dishonesty without losing
the love of her life.
by Sonya Jesus
Oliver: In onus memoria. I had it engraved on his
tombstone so that when I went to visit, I could remember Ben died
because I failed to protect him. In my onus, I let guilt corrode
through any attempt at happiness. I let the blame overwhelm me
because I deserved to be punished… He died because I wasn’t
Melissa by Davina Purnell
been coming to group sessions for a year and half now. I wish I could
say he’s slowly getting better, but he’s shown no progress and it
worries me. I don’t know how to break through to him or if he even
wants me to, but I care about him too much not to try.
Death by Bella Emy
That’s what Mel thought she had found the day she met
Now, married for years with their two children, Austin and
Brayden, Mel fears for their life. The man she once knew who had been
so loving, supporting and caring has turned into a drunk, alcoholic,
abusive husband and father, stopping at nothing to get his point
Will Mel be able to overcome her dread of living huddled
up in a corner, fearing for her life and that of her sons, or will
Brad place his hands on her one last and final time?
Heart by Melanie
Melissa is a sophomore at the prestigious Circe
Academy, a school that grooms only the finest of witches and
warlocks. She finds herself an outcast to most of her peers and
professors due to her half-human side. Wanting nothing more than to
be a fully-fledged witch, she enlists the help of the wily and
sarcastic spirit fox, Vic, who too has his own agenda. In order to
retrieve the lost half of magic that she needs to accomplish her
goal, Melissa must locate the human the old ritual demands she needs
and must steal their “heart.” When she realizes who that human
is, Melissa finds herself in a bind: does she complete her goal and
fulfill her pact with Vic or does she let the special human go and
continue to live her outcast life without the respect she deserves?
Made by Justina Luther
the age of 26 I, Melissa Leighton, thought I had my priorities right.
I worked hard, kept my eye on my goals, and loved my mom and twin
sister with all my heart. I broke my back to make us all proud and be
the first in my family to become a doctor. The funny thing about life
is, every choice we make changes something and the choices I made
threatened to change everything.
Shadow by Sheri Chapman
is drawn to wrong side of the law. For now, she contents her intrigue
by pitting herself against the police. Through her own vices, she
must figure out crimes before they can. Not only does it inspire her
writing career, but it also gives her life an exciting edge. However,
Melissa is being watched. The innovative woman must determine if her
life in endanger before it’s too late…
the Ashes by Sarah Stein
far would you go to survive?
Melissa was the perfect child. She
never complained, did amazing in school and made her parents happy.
Or so she thought. Everything changed when she was told to pack her
bags, and leave with a man she’s never met. But all is not what it
seems as she has to fight not to lose herself in his custody.
Glasser is a widow with three young children to raise. Cabot Murray
is an ex-cop who returns home to Freeland, Maryland, to deal with the
pain of his own tragic loss: the death of his wife and daughter in a
fiery explosion intended for him.
their sorrow brings them together, and a friendship develops that
leads then to explore the possibility of finding love again. But
vengeful enemies and jealous rivals are determined to destroy the
peace and happiness that Elice and Cabot have found in each other’s
arms. Why are their rivals so intent on keeping Elice and Cabot
apart? Loree Lough’s latest suspenseful romance is a page-turner!
last count, best-selling author Loree Lough had 115 award-winning
books (nearly 9,000,000 copies in circulation and 7 titles that
earned book-to-movie options), 68 short stories, and 2,500+ articles
oft-invited guest of writers’ organizations, colleges and
universities, corporate and government agencies in the U.S. and
abroad, Loree loves sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the
craft and the industry.
upon a time, Loree (literally) sang for her supper, performing alone
and “opening” for the likes of Tom Jones, Dottie West, The
Gatlin Brothers, and more. Though she refuses to share the actual
year when she traded her Yamaha 6-string for a wedding ring, she IS
willing to admit that, every now and then, she blows the dust off her
six-string to croon a tune or two. But mostly, she just writes (and
and her husband split their time between a home in the Baltimore
suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, where she continues
to hone her “identify the critter tracks” skills. Her
favorite pastime? Spending long, leisurely hours with her
grandchildren…all seven of them!
a Native Texan, born and raised close to the heart of the state. Also
I’m a part-time working mother/housewife, as well as a Lupus
to the encouragement of friends and family, I found a passion in
writing paranormal romance books. Anything fantasy usually suits me
and my novels tend to be able to reach anyone in multiple genres. I
like to explore to new types of characters such as Sandmen and
Boogeymen for example. I really wanted to give them their own world.
Such as A Sandman’s Forbidden Love. “This book plagued my dreams
every night till I got it all out.” Now
Angels are also a part of my obsession, I will sit on the computer
doing extensive research on both Sandmen and Angels trying to get my
facts straight. Then,
I also create Art Journals that can be cross generational from
thirteen to sixty years younger, My goal with these types of books
are to reach people who need that extra feel good in their lives.
Introvert. He was the hero they never knew they wanted.
Wendell hoped for was a decent job, a hot new car and a girlfriend to
he got was the mantle of a legendary hero, the heart of a girl who
had no idea who he really was…and a diamond bigger than his
could possibly go wrong?
to a Hero is book one in the Chronicles of a Hero series, by Jaime
Buckley. If you enjoyed Tiffany Aching, Harry Potter or Hitchhikers
Guide to the Galaxy, then you’ll love this humorous, original epic
fantasy, packed with magic, mystery and sharp kicks to the funny
already a HUGE fan of fantasy fiction, this book appealed to me as I
felt it would be something new and unique… I wasn’t left
girls. Fried snails. A 30” bodyguard with pink ponytails.
a hero comes with learning curves.
curve of a hip. The curve of a sword. The curve of a sucker punch as
it connects with your face.
wouldn’t be so bad if Wendell had professionals to help
he’s stuck with a feisty gnome, a senile old wizard and a green
skinned, cigar-smoking babysitter to guide him.
it too late to quit?
of epic fantasy will cheer Wendell on as the Chronicles of a Hero
series continues in book two. Those who enjoy the world building
skills of J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and Brandon Sanderson will
surely get addicted to this original new world.
your fantasy needs and grab your copy today!
have not laughed so hard in a long time. I don’t KNOW how long it’s
been. Just when the tension is about to make my heart pop, Chuck or
Dax or a situation will pop up and make you laugh.”
Elves. Giant Robots with Automatic Weapons.
is dying for a change of scenery, but Clockworks City has a ban on
a law punishable by death.
how does a 5’ 10” human hide among 1.5 BILLION gnomes?
competing in the #1 televised extreme sport in the country, of
bullets, babes and a bowl of mushroom soup as this series jumps from
humorous fantasy to comical science fiction! If you enjoy a good
laugh, intense action and unexpected endings, you’ll love book four
in the Chronicles of a Hero series.
your copy and keep the epic buzz going!
yelled at by mom to put my Nook away all week….*sigh*) It was that
Tortured. Scheduled for execution. Any Questions?.
and Dax are exposed and the gnomes of Clockwork City are freaking
they spies? Is this an invasion? Was this all just a terror tactic to
get gnomes to pay their taxes?
with Wendell under arrest and Dax under armed guard, it’s going to
take a pardon from President Shrub to set them free.
thing Chuck’s planning to kidnap his kids.
Truth About Lies is book six in the Chronicles of a Hero series by
Jaime Buckley. The series that makes you laugh, squirm, grit your
teeth and has you begging for more.
sure to grab yourself a copy!
loved this book because it takes a misfit who was never really liked
or appreciated and it shows the beginning of the process of him
unlocking his potential and becoming something greater than anyone
would have imagined for such a small, insignificant person.”
Politicians. Humane Terrorists. Religious Devils.
Then it gets
learned that gnomes are just as irritating and dangerous as
humans…they just come in smaller packaging.
are rebelling, the government’s collapsing, the Church is selling
off the poor and Dax’s head on the chopping block.
Chuck needs to get everyone home is a city wide diversion, a flying
S.L.A.G., four lawyers, a hand grenade…and a tiny bit of
feels good when a plan comes together!
Price of Fame is book seven in the Chronicles of a Hero series by
author Jaime Buckley. If you love a good laugh and incredible plot
twists to keep you guessing, this book will curl your toes and put a
smirk on your face!
with wild imaginations and inspirations. It’s a rarity that a YA
book contains the combination of those three things but Wanted: Hero
has them. Seriously, you don’t want to miss reading this book in
Buckley married young, winning the heart of a beautiful Samoan
princess and together, they had 12 amazing children.
One of the original
‘lost boys’ of Peter Pan, Jaime never truly grew up. Though he is
respected as a traditional father figure, he still enjoys late night
conversations with Santa Clause, flirting with the Tooth Fairy and
has an occasional beer with Bigfoot. Wizards and warriors seek
his counsel while monsters tremble at the mention of his name.
writer and illustrator of all things fictional, Jaime has a passion
to entertain and uplift. He loves God, his country, his family and
continues to expand his influence and friendships by stepping
onto the Twitch platform as a Creative streamer. Jaime can always be
found through Wanted Hero, his greatest project, and
lost everything while she was ill. Self-conscious and alone, she’s
moved to Smithville, determined to hide away in her rundown Victorian
house. Little does she know, she can’t hide anything in a small
town, including her interest in the deliveryman.
to keep his life simple, Chad has his hands full running his delivery
business and supporting his adopted family. So why can’t he get
that withdrawn city girl, Julia, off his mind?
the eccentric but well-meaning Smithville folk push Julia and Chad to
open up, or will the emotional toll drive them both back into
Smithville is the new home for Julia, who, after a devastating illness, finds herself divorced when her husband doesn’t care for her anymore. In this small town, she finds peace with herself and her illness through gardening and restoring the dilapidate house she buys. Julia is a character in Kirsten Fullmer‘s first book, now her own story is told in the pages of Hometown Girl After All. Hometown Girl After All is an uplifting,old fashioned romance that will make you feel good inside.
It is a lovely tale of new beginnings, the wrong people leaving our lives and happy endings. The writing flows smoothly from one scene to the next and from the first book to this one. This book is “stand alone” and can be read separately from the first one as I did. It makes great reading for a cold night or on the beach. Romance lovers everywhere will enjoy it.
grew up in the Western US and graduated from high school in
1984. She married soon there after and quickly built a family.
With three young children and number four on the way, she returned to
college in 1992. Her career as a draftsman included many settings
ranging from a steel fabrication shops to prestigious engineering
firms. Balancing family life with the workplace forced her to
become the queen of multitasking. In 2001, bored with the cubical
life, she moved on to teach drafting in technical college, then to
opening her own consulting firm teaching 3D engineering software. Due
to health problems, Kirsten retired in 2012 to travel with her
husband for his job. She now works writing romance novels and enjoys
spoiling her three grandchildren. Since 2017 Kirsten has lived and
worked full time in a 40′ travel trailer with her husband and her
little dog Bingo.
young clone starts a journey that will take him to the far reaches of
the galaxy. He must choose between what is best for his oppressed
clone brethren and the greater good while he meets dangerous villains
and reluctant heroes along the way.
who are the elusive Scream? What do they want and how far will they
go to get it?
galaxy is in turmoil. The two main powers, the Acolyte Empire and the
Clone Defense Force, vie for supremacy.
in between are the weaker Galactic Planetary League and independent
planets, pawns to be used and discarded in the greater game. The
peace of the galaxy rests on a powder keg…and the fuse is about to
the son of the Acolyte Emperor God-Reign, Devante lives a life of
power and luxury that few can fathom.
childhood, he has devoted his life to one thing: freeing the clone
slaves of the CDF and banning the practice of cloning throughout the
galaxy. But he is about to uncover a secret that goes to the heart of
the empire he loves and serves, one that will set him on a course of
vengeance and destruction that will shake the galaxy to its
this backdrop of war, treachery, and intrigue, Galactic Mandate tells
an epic saga of god-emperors and assassins, spies and queens,
princesses and slaves.
lives of all will be irrevocably changed as Devante embraces his
destiny—for when empires collide, no one is safe, and there is no
place in the galaxy to hide.
Richardson, with a clear mastery of world-building, creates
compelling wild, cutthroat novels. Balancing vivid action, with
personal reflection, existential dilemmas, and richly detailed
worlds, his space operas are far more complex than first meets the
eye. Combining war, politics, and intrigue, his first novel Galactic
Mandate: A Radical Cause is an epic debut.
attacks. Mischievous nieces.Can
a clueless uncle catch a tech-savvy killer … and be home before
a freak accident hospitalizes Marty
Golden’s sister and condemns him to
babysitter duty, he thinks it’s just another case of hardwired bad
luck in Silicon Valley.
Until a suspicious murder suggests the mishap was no mere
coincidence. Something must be done.
bad this quirky, fashion-backward
uncle isn’t exactly hero material.
his sister is in mortal danger, this
amateur sleuth follows clues to an
oddball array of suspects. Armed with nothing but an eye for detail
and powers of self-delusion, Marty
tangles with gangsters, a cantankerous school secretary, and a
perplexing woman he can’t help but fall for. Glitches in his
investigation seem like a piece of cake compared to dinner-prep and
bedtime stories with his two precocious, pre-teen nieces.
Marty catch the culprit, save his sister, and get his life back in
order before he gets unplugged?
and Ants is the first novel in
a refreshingly modern mystery series set in Silicon Valley. If you
like clever humor, sassy side characters, and average Joes facing
extraordinary circumstances, then you’ll love this twisty mystery.
and Ants to login to a fresh,
funny mystery today!
Jedel writes humorous murder mysteries. In his high-tech marketing
roles, he’s also written fiction. These are just called emails, ads,
and marketing collateral.
his family, Marc was born first — a fact his sister never lets him
forget, no matter what milestone age she hits. For most of Marc’s
life, he’s been inventing stories. Some, especially when he was
young, involved his sister as the villain. As his sister’s brother
for her entire life, he feels highly qualified to tell tales of the
evolving, quirky sibling relationship in the Silicon Valley Mystery
and friends would tell you that the protagonist in his stories, Marty
Golden, isn’t much of a stretch of the imagination for Marc, but he
proudly resembles that remark.
Marty, Marc lives in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley, where he
writes within earshot of the doppler effect of the local ice cream
truck. Unlike Marty, Marc has a wonderful wife and a neurotic but
sweet, small dog, who much prefers the walks resulting from writer’s
block than his writing.
his website, marcjedel.com, for free chapters of upcoming novels,
news and more.
to the world of Allie Nighthawk, corpse whisperer and badass zombie
you raise deadheads, you’d better be able to put ‘em down. Nobody
said it was pretty. But in this day, when vampires aren’t just for
breakfast anymore, and the dead are disposable pawns for
necromancers, someone has to ante up. Looks like I won the lotto.
Imagine my delight. You should thank me, really, because the world is
the zombie population spikes and no one knows why, it’s up to Allie
to solve the mystery. But there’s a hitch. She’s stuck
babysitting Leo Abruzzi, a zombie-bitten gangster who’s turning
state’s evidence. But the mob and a powerful necromancer will stop
at nothing to take Leo and Allie down.
Nighthawk is Anita Blake on steroids, with a fondness for leather and
Jack on the rocks. She has a healthy dose of Stephanie Plum and
Rachel Morgan in her, too, though she’d never admit it.
battle between good and evil just got wicked fun.
Boldwood is a writer of horror and speculative fiction. In another
incarnation, Boldwood is a Pushcart Prize nominee and was awarded the
2009 Bilbo Award for creative writing by Thomas More College.
Publication credits include, “Killing it Softly,” “Short
Story America,” “Bete Noir,” “Everyday Fiction,”
“Toys in the Attic,” “Floppy Shoes Apocalypse II,”
“Pilcrow and Dagger,” and “Sirens Call.”
characters are often disreputable and not to be trusted. They are
kicked to the curb at every conceivable opportunity. No
responsibility is taken by this author for the dastardly and
sometimes criminal acts committed by this ragtag group of miscreants.
the Adirondack Mountains the forests are dying by the hand of a demon
whose only purpose is the destruction of the natural world.
the high peaks of the Adirondacks a magical edifice, Heartwood,
appears yet remains hidden from the world. Inhabited by the
descendants of an ancient race who have been protecting the natural
world since the beginning of their existence, they will wait for the
next true Xylem who is the only one powerful enough to fight the
battle will soon begin.
weaves legend into reality as the world’s ecosystem is threatened
by supernatural demons. Elathea is a typical teenager whose parents
can no longer keep the family secret from her—that she is a
descendant of an ancient race of women whose legend says only one
progeny every hundred years or more will have the powers needed to
face nature’s magical enemies. As her powers begin to emerge, they
can no longer deny her destiny. They send her to Heartwood to learn
about who she is and what she must do. Only Ela doesn’t want the
live in upstate New York with my two dogs; a 17 year old Min Pin
(Zeus) and a female dog I recently rescued from the Puerto Rico
hurricanes (I have been learning Spanish and she is learning
English!). Her name is Ela and she is a joy.
have been writing in some form or other since high school when I
bought my first guitar (a 12 string for $50 from one of those
magazines my mother used to receive in the mail) and began writing
songs. In college, I started my first novel that I hope to go back to
and finish someday.
currently work for a school district in transportation as a router
and dispatcher where I use software to solve the puzzle of getting
5600 students to many different schools, but my goal is to become a
full time writer of novels and music. I try to fit writing in with my
full time job and hobbies that include biking, gardening, hiking,
kayaking and watching movies (lots of them and all kinds)
continue to write songs and perform with Dooley(my music partner) We
have a CD of original songs and it is available for your enjoyment.
Visit me at nancenewman.com to check it out.
am really excited to share my work with you, and some days you might
see me driving a big yellow school bus.
love Leslie Wolfe! The
Baxter-Holt series is one of the
best in the genre! This was a
great story that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire
time. Cannot wait until
the next one, Las Vegas Crime,
coming in November. Keep writing
Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are
members of the elite: Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and
most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the
middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual
visitors, they’re searching for a missing girl and the ruthless
killers who snatched her.
When a teenage
girl is daringly kidnapped from her school, minutes after being
dropped off, a frenzied search begins, involving the entire police
force of a city that never sleeps. But for Detectives
Baxter and Holt this isn’t a
crime like any other; it is personal.
A bold and
merciless serial killer preys on young girls and leaves them out to
die in the cold and dreadful expanse of the Mojave Desert, unable to
move, to scream, to fight for their lives.
Holt is faced with an agonizing
decision: he can sacrifice all that he holds dear or jeopardize the
life of an innocent girl, his own flesh and blood. The man holding
all the cards in this game of life and death isn’t willing to
negotiate; he’s only willing to kill.
Las Vegas, few things end well.
mavericks form an intriguing team. Baxter and Holt trust each other
with their lives, just not with their secret plans.
Wolfe is a bestselling author whose novels break the mold of
traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong
women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense, backed up
by extensive background research in technology and psychology.
released the first novel, Executive,
in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from
Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed
growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s
most notable works, The Watson Girl
(2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of
a serial killer and a rarely seen first person account of his
actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.
Harriet’s fault. It’s always her fault, not that she’ll ever
admit it.” So begins A Spell of Murder: A Witch Cats of Cambridge
mystery, the first in a new cozy series that mixes feline fiction
with a touch of the paranormal, and a little romance as well.
newly single and newly unemployed, wants to believe she has psychic
powers. With nothing but time – and a desire for empowerment –
she’s studying to become a witch. What she doesn’t know is that
her three cats – Harriet, Laurel, and Clara – are the ones with
the real power. And when Harriet – “a cream-colored longhair with
more fur than commonsense” – conjures a pillow for her own
comfort, Becca believes her spells are finally working. Could that be
why Trent, the coven’s devilishly handsome leader, has been showing
her special attention? Or why Suzanne, a longtime coven member, draws
her aside to share a secret – a confidence that may lead to murder?
A Spell of Murder by Clea Simon is unique and different from all the stories I have read. This story is told through the eyes of tone of the three sister cats that are magic, Clara. They live with a young woman, Rebecca Callwin, and she doesn’t know about their abilities. One time, Harriet, one of the cats, accidentally summons a pillow while Becca has her magic group with her and she is saying a spell. Now, “The Coven” believes Becca is a real witch.
The main character is Clara the younger sister cat. The whole story is told by a narrator who tell what each character is feeling. The three cats are able to do magic and go through things, but usually it is Clara who follows her owner to keep an eye on her and what is going on in her world. On one of these trips, they find Becca’s friend dead. When Becca become the number one suspect the cats help her find the killer.
This is a great, cozy mystery with the right amount of death and suspects. It may feel off to a person who doesn’t care for cats, because it takes time to give personality to the felines, along with telling the story. Some may find it intrusive, but I believe it adds to the story in a good way. It is great reading for anyone who likes cozy mysteries and animals.
Simon is the author of “A Spell of Murder,” the first in
her new “Witch Cats of Cambridge” series. She is also the
author of “World Enough,” a rock ‘n’ roll noir, as well as
the Blackie and Care series (most recently “Cross My Path”)
chronicling the adventures of the pink-haired Care and the black
feral cat who loves her. In addition to these darker books, she is
also the author of the Dulcie Schwartz feline mysteries, the Pru
Marlowe pet noir mysteries, and the Theda Krakow mysteries, as well
as three nonfiction books, including The Feline Mystique: On the
Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats.
recipient of multiple honors, including the Cat Writers Associations
Presidents Award, she lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her
husband, Jon Garelick, and their cat, Musetta.
has always been different, and not just because she knows over
fifteen languages and prefers to be alone. After she was attacked
while visiting family in Russia over seven years ago, Ana has been
able to heal rapidly amongst other things. Unable to accept her own
immortality, despite increasing proof, she goes away to Joya Del Mar
Arts Academy with her two cousins, Jo and Mason. Instead of worrying
about recitals and dance steps, Ana discovers a secret world of
demons, mermaids and angels. Their only connection however, seems to
be an increasing need to find her so that the demons can force Ana to
bring back their master.
transforming a bear into a human boy, Ana can no longer hide her
abilities and struggles with the idea that she is not human, although
she does not know what she is. When a mysterious man in a mask
continues to stalk Ana with the intention of getting her to eat a
blue flower, Ana gets the sinking suspicion that the man in the mask
is the same young man who destroyed her life seven years prior. When
Ana discovers a secret lair hidden beneath the waves where the demons
are regrouping, Ana realizes she has a terrible choice to make.
Sacrifice her life and the life of the mermaids who fuel the
underwater power source, or escape and allow the demons free reign to
destroy the human world. But if Ana chooses to accept her
immortality, then the life of her cousins and boyfriend, Daniel, will
forever be compromised.
destroying the Demon King’s lair, Anastasia Sokolov believes her
and her cousin’s lives are finally safe. Unfortunately, when a King
who practices necromancy is determined, more than mermaids are needed
to destroy the demon clan.
cousin Jo, has warned her to keep away from their new accountant,
dashing and handsome, Arkin. Arkin is infatuated with Anastasia, but
it isn’t until he asks for her help she comes to realize why. In a
desperate attempt to become immortal, Arkin had joined the demonic,
Destria Organization. But when a deadly assassin learns of his plans
to escape, Arkin turns to the only one who can save him.
the King’s ability to change bodies each time he dies, there is no
way of telling friends from enemies apart. As the assassin threatens
to destroy any hope of peace, Anastasia learns just how inhuman her
friends and boyfriend really are.
dagger from the other world, creatures who are neither human nor
animal, and a web comic detailing future events are all Anastasia can
rely on. And when the assassin’s interests turn to her beloved
cousin, Mason, where is the line between who should live and who
Raine, author of the Anastasia Series, is happy to be part of World
Castle Publishing. Lily lives in Michigan where when it’s not cold,
the weather and the lakes are beautiful. Lily married her best
friend, Thomas, when she was eighteen years-old. They live together
with their two cats, Misaki and Mason.
enjoys biking, swimming, dancing, painting, and going anywhere there
are animals. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree from
Wayne State University. Afterwards, she hopes to own her own
loves young adult novels, particularly ones with paranormal elements.
In the Midst of Winter shares ways to cope for those suffering from misunderstood chronic illnesses, and a glimpse into our daily lives for those who wish to understand. It also testifies of the Savior’s ability to reach into each heart and bring hope and renewal.
At age fourteen, Danice Hope started having troubles functioning during the winter months. Each year, the fatigue and depression grew worse. During the summers, her health would improve, and she learned to fit as much joy into life as possible before winter returned. After six years, she was finally diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder. Over time, she realized that there was also beauty in winter. She found a poster with flowers growing out of the snow that said, “In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”
In the mid 1990’s, Danice moved south to Arizona with the hope of improving her health enough to have a better life. While the SAD improved, she found herself developing new health problems. The biggest surprise was that she could be sitting slumped over in a wheelchair in the emergency room, barely able to speak or move, and doctor after doctor told her that she wasn’t ill, or that it was “just anxiety”. After going to twenty-four different doctors in the next year, she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. Stunned at the loss of her hopes and dreams, she gradually learned to see in new ways, to balance her health, to reshape her dreams, and to look to Christ. She learned that flowers can grow not only in the snow, but also in the desert sun.
Danice Hope has been married to the same loving, supportive husband for 26 years. They live in the deserts of the American Southwest, where the winters are mild. Their two lovable cats keep them busy.
Danice loved to roam the mountains of Utah in her younger years, and to see the variety of wildflowers each spring. She has enjoyed writing since she was old enough to write. She takes solace in reading the scriptures and other good books. She is grateful for God’s care and guidance through the distresses of life.
One night, as I watched a Christian channel, I heard some intriguing ideas about different ways of healing. A doctor pointed out that Jesus heals in different ways. In Mark the blind man was healed by Jesus’ word. In John 9 the people thought that the man was blind due to sin. But Jesus said that it was so “that the works of God should be made manifest in him,” (verse 3). Then Jesus anointed the man’s eyes with clay and spittle and told him to go wash in the pool of Siloam. And the man “went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing,” (verse 7).
The doctor pointed out that our pathway to healing can be through a single miracle or it can come through our own pathway that Jesus can show to us: whether through vitamins and medicines or some other way. We don’t have to feel guilty when people claim that we must not have enough faith if we aren’t instantly healed. It takes faith to follow Jesus’ plan for us. “With his stripes we are healed,” Mosiah 14:5.
In death she found life.Florence Sterling should be perfectly happy. She’s been given a second chance at life with her beloved husband. But all is not well. She yearns for more children, even though Alex is reluctant. Memories of the day she and her baby were murdered still haunt her. And she can’t shake the feeling she will be separated from Alex again.
As if in confirmation of her premonition, Alex is called on a dangerous mission to enlist America’s aid in WWII. Trying to distract herself, Florence investigates what really happened when her son died. As she searches, she becomes convinced her son is alive, although witnesses say otherwise. And with each clue she discovers, she unwittingly draws closer to her old enemy—the deranged woman who will stop at nothing to destroy her.
When Alex goes missing in action, Florence must reach deeply into her faith as she faces her greatest fears. If Alex is lost to the war, will she allow herself to love another man and fulfill her desire to have a family? Or will she remain alone the rest of her life?
Book one in this series WON the bronze medal with the Readers’ Favorite International competition
in the historical-mystery category!!!
Make sure you Check out both books in this series!
Marcia was born and raised in Argentina during the military regime which ended with the loss of many young lives in the invasion of the Falkland Islands. Amidst the devastating effects of military government and war, reading and writing became a passion which expanded and transported her imagination with the possibility of a brighter future.
At the age of eighteen, she moved to the United States, where she studied English and started her own family. She soon discovered that the love she has for her husband and children would naturally unfold towards her European roots, leading her to become a genealogist and family historian. A decade of searching, compiling, and learning the stories of thousands of people has instilled in her a profound gratitude for the strong ties that can be achieved in families through personal sacrifice.
So it is that through fiction, Shadows of Time duology (Awaken, Shadows of a Forgotten Past and Alive, Shadows of a Living Past) explores and exposes the characteristics of true love and loyalty in times of fear, war, and finally, death. But perhaps the most captivating element in the story is the battle within the souls of the main characters as they search to know who they really are and how they are connected.
entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny!”—Liliana
Hart, New York Times Bestselling Author
Beaumont is a beautician with a problem. Not only has she got a
meddling mother, a wacky staff, and a dying business, but now she’s
got a dead client who was strangled while awaiting her facial.
business the way it is, combing through this mystery may be the only
way to save her salon. Until a second murder, an explosion, a
kidnapping, death threats, and the hard-nosed Detective Romero
complicate things. But Valentine will do anything to untangle the
crime. That’s if she can keep her tools of the trade in her bag,
keep herself alive, and avoid falling for the tough detective.
Beaumont is back in her second hair-raising mystery, this time,
trying to find out who had it in for an elderly nun. Only trouble is
there are others standing in her way: hot but tough Detective Romero,
sexy new stylist Jock de Marco, and some zany locals who all have a
theory on the nun’s death.
things worse: the dead nun’s secret that haunts Valentine, another
murder, car chases, death threats, mysterious clues, an interfering
mother, and a crazy staff.
brushing off Jock’s advances and splitting hairs with handsome
Detective Romero, Valentine struggles to comb through the crime,
utilizing her tools of the trade in some outrageous situations.
Question is, will she succeed?
sexy, and side-splitting. Everything I love in a good mystery!” – Darynda
Jones, New York Times/USA Today Bestselling Author of the Charley
fun-filled ride. A zany cast of characters. And a quest to find a
killer. Another great book in a wonderful series!” – Wendy
Byrne, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Izzy Lewis Mysteries
her third fast-paced mystery, beautician Valentine Beaumont and her
madcap crew sail the high seas on a Caribbean “Beauty Cruise.”
When a bizarre murder takes place onboard, Valentine finds herself
swept into the middle of the investigation.
things aren’t bad enough, her mother is playing matchmaker, a loved
one is kidnapped, drug smuggling is afoot, a hair contest proves
disastrous, and a strange alliance between tough Detective Romero and
sexy stylist Jock de Marco rubs Valentine the wrong way.
this impulsive beauty sleuth comb through the catastrophes and
untangle the mystery, or will this voyage turn into another fatal
Titanic? With Jock and Romero onboard, it’s destined to be a hot
McFarlane is the author of the Murder, Curlers series.
Previously an aesthetician, hairstylist, and owner of a full-service
salon, Arlene now writes full time. When she’s not making up
stories, or being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, cat-mom,
or makeover artist, you’ll find her making music on the piano.
is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Toronto
Romance Writers, SOWG, and the Golden Network. She’s won and placed
in over 30 contests, including twice in the Golden Heart and twice in
the Daphne du Maurier.