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The Dream Defenders… discover a book with a fresh voice, genuinely humorous characters, and a compelling, original storyline

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
The
Dream Defenders
by
Neal DenHartog
Genre:
YA Fantasy 
 

A
vivid, dangerous dream world. Real-life consequences. Better ready
your defense.

When
fourteen-year-old Nolan Erling wakes up with a headache for the
fourth straight day, he suspects the likely culprit to be any number
of things—from his annoying baby brother, to vehicular crashes with
his elderly neighbor, or even his questionable late-night food
choices—not his dreams.

 

 

Aeryn
Sandman knows the true cause, though. She is a junior agent with the
DREAM Institute, a secret organization tasked with protecting the
world’s population while they sleep, and she’s on her first
assignment.

 

 

Her
mission: infiltrate Nolan’s life—and his dreams—and keep him
safe, all while persuading him to join their protective force.

 

 

But
recruitment missions are no walk in the park, and Aeryn’s goes
horribly wrong when Nolan’s powers unwittingly unleash two dream
creatures locked away in a restricted area of the dream world. While
Aeryn and Nolan search for ways to contain the escaped beings, they
uncover a much greater conspiracy.

 

 

For
these dreams can kill, and someone is orchestrating their actions in
the dream world. If Aeryn and Nolan can’t figure out who is behind
it, no dreamer will be safe, and neither will the organization that
defends them.

 

Discover
a book with a fresh voice, genuinely humorous characters, and a
compelling, original storyline. The Dream Defenders will
appeal to readers of all ages.
 
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Neal
DenHartog was born, raised, and currently resides in Iowa. After a
fifteen year career in the sciences he decided to rekindle his
childhood passion for writing. Now, when he’s not donning a lab coat,
he writes stories about dreams.
 
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when the two of them are left alone and stranded in a vicious wilderness, their connection might prove the difference between life and death

Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Out
of Luck
Maximum
Exposure Book 3
by
Kendall Talbot
Genre:
Romantic Suspense, Adventure
 
For
twenty years, they moved from town to town every few months. They
paid in cash. They kept only what they could carry. But 26-year-old
Charlene Bailey and her father were a family, complete and happy.
Until a woman stabbed him to death in a New Orleans café, right in
front of Charlene’s eyes, screaming in a language she didn’t
understand. Now the police are claiming that her whole life is a lie.
To find out who she is, she’ll have to find out what they were
running from. And to discover that, she’ll have to find someone she
can trust.
As a charter boat
captain out of Key West, Marshall Crow has seen his share of reckless
tourists. But the fierce young woman asking for passage to Cuba isn’t
one of them. He never thought he’d put the skills he learned in the
Navy to work smuggling a stranger, but he’s drawn to her the same
way she’s drawn to the truth. And through the dark waters of the
Florida straits and the narrow streets of Havana, the danger that
awaits them is far too vicious to face alone.

 

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Out
of Mind
Maximum
Exposure Book 2
 
A
love frozen in time . . .

 

 

Holly
knew the romantic helicopter ride up to the remote peak of Whisky
Mountain was a bad idea. But she never expected it to snatch her
fiancé from her—or destroy her life. A few fiery seconds turn a
postcard-perfect morning in the Canadian Rockies into a snowy hell,
thirteen thousand feet above sea level. And in the midst of grief and
agony, Holly catches sight of a scene in the ice that will haunt her
until she can return and discover the truth.

 

 

Oliver
Nelson could see the stranger had a mystery inside her. The scars on
her face, the pain in her eyes, the insistence that he teach her
completely alone—no one 
needs to
learn rock climbing, or so he thought. But the more he gets to know
her, the more he admires her drive, her ingenuity, and that little
edge of recklessness. If she can trust him with her story, he’s
ready to follow her wherever her heart takes her. 

 

 

But
nature’s deadly beauty isn’t the only danger waiting for them on
Whisky Mountain. To survive, Oliver and Holly will have to move
fast—and think faster . . .

 

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Out
of Reach
Maximum
Exposure Book 1
 
In
a place where a city can be lost hundreds of years . . . they can
still find each other.

 

 

 

Lily
saw the temple of Agulinta on television: a vast stone structure
swallowed by the Yucatan jungle, rediscovered only now after hundreds
of years. So why did the papers she found after her father’s death
show the same mysterious carvings that puzzled archaeologists at
Agulinta? Her search for answers pulls her to Mexico’s southern
border, where the journey to the lost temple will take her through
jungle and mountain, over waters home to crocodiles and drug runners,
and into uncomfortably close quarters with a man whose need to wander
has become a way of life . . .

 

 

Australian
Carter Logan’s work as a nature photographer has given him the
excuse he needs to roam wherever his restless feet take him. But in
all the time he’s traveled, he’s never been drawn to anyone the
way he is to this determined, cagey young American. Lily’s
perseverance through dirt, sweat, and danger to the heart of the
ancient temple fires through him. But when the two of them are left
alone and stranded in a vicious wilderness, their connection might
prove the difference between life and death . . . if the secrets of
the past don’t come between them first.

 

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Kendall
Talbot is the author of the Maximum Exposure series, and many
other action/adventure stories. A thrill seeker, hopeless romantic,
and award-winning author of stories that’ll have your heart
thumping from action-packed suspense, she
lives in Brisbane, Australia with her very own hero and a fluffy
little dog who specializes in hijacking her writing time. Meanwhile,
Kendall’s two sons are off making their own adventures—look out
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“I don’t know how, and I don’t know why, but I think I died today.”

Saturday, July 20th, 2019
Gavin
Goode
by
David B. Seaburn
Genre:
Literary Fiction 
 
I don’t know
how, and I don’t know why, but I think I died today.”
 
So begins the
complex and mysterious journey of Gavin Goode and his family. What
happened to Gavin and why? What secrets will emerge along the way?
Frankie, his wife and a dress store owner, feels guilty, but why? His
son, Ryan, who owns an ice cream parlor, and daughter-in-law, Jenna,
who is a bank manager, are expecting their first baby. How will this
trauma affect them? And what of Rosemary, Frankie’s best friend? Or
Ben Hillman and eleven year old, Christopher? How are they implicated
in the events that unfold around Gavin’s misfortune?
 
This is a story of
despair and hope, dreams and reality, uncertainty and faith,humor,
secrecy, forgiveness and beginnings. As in his previous novels, David
B. Seaburn demonstrates his in-depth understanding of the human
experience and his storytelling mastery.
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In
2010 I retired after having been the director of a public school
based free family counseling center. 

 

 

Prior
to that I was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Family
Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center for almost
twenty years. During my tenure there I taught in a Family Medicine
Residency Program, practiced Medical Family Therapy and was the
Director of a Family Therapy Training Program.

 

 

In
addition to this I am a retired Presbyterian minister, having
graduated from seminary (Boston University) in 1975. I served a
church full-time from 1975-1981 before entering the mental health
field permanently. I am married; we have two adult daughters and two
wonderful granddaughters.

 

 

My
educational background includes two master’s degrees and a PhD. Most
of my career was as an assistant professor of psychiatry and family
medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. There I wrote
two professional books and over 65 papers and book chapters.

 

 

In
addition to long fiction, I write personal essays, many of which have
been published in the Psychotherapy Networker magazine.

 

 

I
also write a blog, “Going Out Not Knowing,” for Psychology
Today magazine
(http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/going-out-not-knowing).

 

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It’s time to suck it up, because if I screw this up, Portland will be wiped out

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
The
Witchkin Murders
Magicfall
Book 1
by
Diana Pharaoh Francis
Genre:
Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance 
 
Four
years ago, my world—the world—exploded with wild magic. The
cherry on top of that crap cake? The supernatural world declared war
on humans, and my life went straight to hell.
I
used to be a detective, and a damned good one. Then Magicfall
happened, and I changed along with the world. I’m witchkin
now—something more than human or not quite human, depending on your
perspective. To survive, I’ve become a scavenger, searching
abandoned houses and stores for the everyday luxuries in short
supply—tampons and peanut butter. Oh, how the mighty have fallen,
but anything’s better than risking my secret.
Except,
old habits die hard. When I discover a murder scene screaming with
signs of black magic ritual, I know my days of hiding are over. Any
chance I had of escaping my past with my secret intact is gone.
Solving the witchkin murders is going to be the hardest case of my
life, and not just because every second will torture me with
reminders of how much I miss my old life and my partner, who hates my
guts for abandoning the department.
But
it’s time to suck it up, because if I screw this up, Portland will
be wiped out, and I’m not going to let that happen. Hold on to your
butts, Portland. Justice is coming, and I don’t take prisoners.

 

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Diana Pharaoh
Francis is the acclaimed author of a dozen novels of fantasy and
urban fantasy. Her books have been nominated for the Mary Roberts
Rinehart Award and RT’s Best Urban Fantasy. The Witchkin
Murders is the first book in her exciting new urban fantasy
series—Magicfall.

 

 

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Alicia captured the essence of what it is to be a female Soldier and the everlasting bond we develop with our sisters-in-arms

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Squared
Away
by
Alicia Dill
Genre:
Thriller 
 
Almost
two years after she left the army and her best friend, Concepcion
Chapa, Joells McCoy receives a cryptic voicemail from an Iraqi
contact looking for Concepcion. When Joelle can’t reach her “battle
buddy”, she’s told Concepcion died in a car accident, while working
for the FBI.
But
Joelle has questions and those questions launch her into the arms of
an FBI agent – one of Concepcion’s former colleagues – and a
search for her friend that will bring her from small town Missouri,
to Miami, and then on to Kosovo.
Over
the course of a year, Joelle will search for her friend, with the
help of Concepcion’s former FBI colleagues, and try to come to terms
with what their battle-tested friendship really means in her life.
And why Concepcion would disappear without so much as a goodbye.
Absolutely
amazing! It felt like I was back in country! Alicia captured the
essence of what it is to be a female Soldier and the everlasting bond
we develop with our sisters-in-arms! “
-First
Sgt. Sara Maniscalco, Army Veteran, National Guard
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On
this hour of Talk of Iowa, Host Charity Nebbe and Dill discuss
“Squared Away,” Dill’s first novel, which is inspired by
her time in the military.
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The
author will also send a hand written post card to the first 10 people
to show proof of purchase of Squared Away! Please email
jess@mindbuckmedia.com
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ALICIA
DILL spent six years as an Army soldier and globally published print
journalist. She remains involved with many service members who
continue to put their lives in harm’s way throughout the world. It’s
because of that bond, the Missouri native wrote her debut novel in a
series of untold stories of sisters in uniform. She joined the Army
National Guard at the age of seventeen and received her degree in
journalism and international studies at the University of Iowa. After
her service, she was published by several weekly newspapers in Iowa,
Missouri, and Illinois with over 75,000 readers. She continues
writing in Iowa City, Iowa and enjoys traveling the world with her
next book in mind.
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Angelie Thompson invented a time machine in 2015 and her boyfriend, John Salvador, was accidentally transported back to 1970

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Time
Travel
Avid
Second Chances Bundle
by
Roxanne San Jose
Genre:
SciFi Romance 
 
Angelie
Thompson invented a time machine in 2015 and her boyfriend, John
Salvador, was accidentally transported back to 1970. Left with no
other option, Angelie journeys through time, searching for John.
Along the way, she encounters several adventures, meeting new people
on her desperate search for her lover.

 

 

Meanwhile,
stranded in 1970 and with no hope of ever returning back to his own
time, John begins a new life, working as a receptionist in Lesti
Hotel where he finds a new love, Elisha.

 

 

Conflict
arises among the characters due to their complicated relationships
and when disaster strikes, it’s up to Angelie to save the world with
her time machine invention.

 

 

The
tale of ‘Time Travel’ highlights love, determination and
friendship.

 

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My
name is Roxanne Angelie Torres San Jose, I was born in Manila,
Philippines on September 26, 1989. I migrated in America at the age
of 13 and graduated with a degree in Political Science in UNLV Class
of 2012.
I
love reading and my favorite authors are Dan Brown and Paulo Coelho.
Annagram
is my first book which was published on March 2015.
My
second Book, Time Travel, received a publishing contract with Avid
Publishing LLC.
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He’s got a sexy smile, a wicked sense of humor, and a big, noble heart

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Forever
Wild
Forever
Friends Book 3
by
Allyson Charles
Genre:
Contemporary Romance 
 
Dax
Cannon never says no to a challenge. But when he discovers a sexy
stowaway in the back of his truck, he realizes Annelise Ansel might
be more than he bargained for.

An artist, Lissa claims
she’s leaving New Orleans for a fresh start in Michigan–which just
happens to be where he’s headed with the pack of rescue dogs he’s
delivering to the sanctuary he works for. But when three thugs
threaten to take lovely Lissa off his hands, he realizes she’s in
need of a sanctuary, too.
Once Lissa is riding
shotgun with her long, lean protector, she’s wondering if fate
might have something better in store for her than a life in hiding.
But when her hijinks threaten to take down the best man she’s ever
had the pleasure to run away with, Lissa realizes it’s time to face
her demons. Now it’s up to the two of them to fight through the
danger to discover the life—and love—waiting on the other side.
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Forever
Found

 

Forever Friends #2

 

Head
vet at the Forever Friends animal rescue shelter, Gabriel Moretti is
known as the Dog Whisperer because of his gift for soothing
rambunctious patients. But it’s the two-legged species that has
him, and his libido, working overtime. Marla Popov single-handedly
saved the shelter from financial ruin. But the bossy trust funder is
even more irritating than her snooty Standard Poodle. You’d think
keeping his attraction on a short leash would be a no-brainer for
Gabe. Unfortunately, Marla is also smart, beautiful, and intriguing .
. .
Most of her life,
people have been eager to tell Marla just what she wants to hear. So
now that she’s nearing forty, she doesn’t expect to be
refused—especially by a sexy younger man like Gabe. She also
doesn’t expect it to sting so much. But when she discovers a scheme
involving illegal dog fights, she gets a chance to show what she’s
truly made of. And as she and Gabe team up to fight it, they discover
a surprising respect for each other—and passion that might just
grow into love. . .
 
 
Forever
Home
Forever
Friends #1
 
LOVE
UNLEASHED

 
Isabelle
Lopez has never been a dog person. Raising her daughter alone and
building a real estate career leaves no time for four-legged
furballs. When she finds an abandoned mutt and litter of pups in a
foreclosed apartment, Izzy intends to drop them off at a shelter and
walk briskly away. Instead, her “heroic” deed makes her a local
celebrity. Her boss is thrilled. Commissions are up. And thanks to
gorgeous shelter owner Bradley Cohen, Izzy’s disciplined life is
suddenly much, much more complicated.

 
He’s
got a sexy smile, a wicked sense of humor, and a big, noble heart.
Even as Izzy tries to get her libido to 
heel,
boy,
 Bradley
sets out to convince her there’s more to life than padding her bank
account. But Izzy knows a trade secret that puts Brad’s beloved
shelter at risk, and she can’t warn him.

 
Their
relationship was barely getting started; suddenly it’s in the dog
house. Now Izzy and Brad need to figure out what matters most, and
whether this could be much more than animal attraction…

 
 
Allyson
Charles lives in Northern California. A former attorney, she
happily ditched those suits and now works in her pajamas writing
about men’s briefs instead of legal briefs. When she’s not
writing, she’s probably engaged in one of her favorite hobbies:
napping, eating, or martial arts (That last one almost makes up for
the first two, right?). One of Allyson’s greatest disappointments
is living in a state that doesn’t have any Cracker Barrels in it.
To find out what she’s up to next, visit her website
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Tracked by unknown assassins, they must figure out whom they can trust and who is behind the plot

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019


Thanks for stopping by! Take a look at this brand-new fantasy adventure story with a hint of romance by author Annie Douglass Lima. 
You can download a copy of the ebook for free between July 9th and 11th!

Book Description:
    Life as
the king’s younger sister should be exciting.

   Not for
Princess Kalendria. She’s sick of the dissent and of constantly having her
family undermined by those who think they could rule Malorn better than King
Korram.
   Hoping to
lighten the mood in the palace, Kalendria plans a ball to celebrate her
seventeenth birthday. It doesn’t hurt that their handsome Alasian ally King
Jaymin has promised to attend, and she’s been waiting for him to notice her for
as long as she can remember.
   But
unfriendly forces have their own party plans. When Kalendria, Korram, and
Jaymin barely survive an assassination attempt, their only recourse is to flee
into the wilderness. Tracked by unknown assassins, they must figure out whom
they can trust and who is behind the plot. Can Kalendria help her brother
reclaim his throne – oh, and catch Jaymin’s attention while she’s at it –
before they are all killed and war destroys both kingdoms?


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Series Information:



King of Malorn is book 5 in the Annals

of Alasia. But don’t worry if you haven’t read the others; it will still make sense on its own. 


Each of the first four books can stand on its own as well. They each deal with events surrounding the same major political incident: the invasion
of the kingdom of Alasia by the neighboring kingdom of Malorn. 



Prince of Alasia begins on the night of the Invasion and
describes what happens to twelve-year-old Prince Jaymin after he is forced to
flee for his life. 

In
the Enemy’s Service

features a girl as the protagonist and tells the story of those who were not
able to escape from the Alasian palace when the enemy invaded. 

Prince of Malorn begins several months earlier and
focuses on the Malornian perspective of the events leading up to the
Invasion. 

The Nameless Soldier shows how a young Alasian soldier lives through the Invasion but then has to survive and make a name for himself in enemy-occupied Alasia. 


In each of the books, main
characters from the others make brief appearances and interact with each other
at the point where the timeframes and settings overlap. 



I also have a short
ebook of “interviews” that I conducted with the characters in the other three
books. Annals of Alasia: The Collected
Interviews
is not available on Amazon, but I send a free copy to anyone who
signs
up for my mailing list

(to receive updates when I release new books or occasionally offer them for free).



Author Biography:

Annie Douglass Lima considers herself
fortunate to have traveled in twenty different countries and lived in four of
them. A fifth-grade teacher in her “other” life, she loves reading to her
students and sparking their imaginations. Her books include science fiction,
fantasy, YA action and adventure novels, a puppet script, anthologies of her
students’ poetry, and Bible verse coloring and activity books. When she isn’t
teaching or writing, Annie can often be found sipping spiced chai or
pomegranate green tea in exotic locations, some of which exist in this world.
 
Author Contact Info:



Blog: http://anniedouglasslima.blogspot.com

 
 
 
 
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/anniedouglasslima
 
 
 

Lance determines that due to the trauma she has suffered, the young woman requires retraining to become age-appropriate in all of her activities

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

 

About Lost and Found by Breanna Hayse,

Lance Callahan, MD, is known to his hospital staff as a man with a heart of gold. When a young woman is brought in with a gunshot wound and severe post-traumatic amnesia, Lance is just the man to care for her. No one knows who she is, where she’s from, or why she was left to perish in the unforgiving desert. Even her name, Noelle, is known to Lance only from an inscription on a necklace found in her pocket.

In his effort to help Noelle, Lance determines that due to the trauma she has suffered, the young woman requires retraining to become age-appropriate in all of her activities. Her little girl persona further shocks him when she suddenly claims him as her “Daddy.”

With nowhere else for her to go, Lance turns to his close-knit family for help, and Noelle suddenly finds herself with a new aunt and two new uncles, along with more love than she can handle. She quickly learns that there are some very specific rules in the Callahan home, for both Daddy’s little girl and Lance’s big girl, and that the consequences for breaking the rules include a very red and sore bottom!

Questions remain about Noelle’s past, and as the mystery of her origins slowly unravels, it becomes clear that Noelle has a very special secret of her own… a secret that could tear apart everything she’s learned to love, including the joy of being lost and then found by a man who’s given his heart to her.

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The Author, Breanna Hayse

#1 US/INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING Multi-Genre Author in categories:
ROMANCE***BDSM***WESTERN***VICTORIAN*** CONTEMPORARY***MYSTERY***HUMOR***HISTORICAL***
ACTION AND ADVENTURE***HORROR***SCI-FI***URBAN***EROTICA
***NonFiction- Marine Biology/Ocean and Seas/ Biological Science/Ecology
***Women’s Biography***Politics and Social Science/Pornography
*** YA/Womens’ Social Issues and
Featured in USA Today HEA

BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.
Who am I?
I’m a native Californian gone ‘wild’, and had the opportunity to travel the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service and received a BS in Biological Sciences/Marine Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Physics and then went on the gain my Masters in psychology. Following a government shut-down, I ventured into hospice nursing and grief counseling, and extended my practice to marriage and family therapy for those involved in alternative lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique perspective for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.

In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving. Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.

My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time, I’ve devoted my ‘spare’ time to writing, researching, community involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.

I was formally ‘dungeon trained’ as a Domme before discovering my submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled primarily from either personal experience or observation, including spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on ‘the real deal.’

I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear), and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John can’t find it, art, yelling at stupid people on the television, and collecting inspirational trinkets. I’ve also developed my own paddle line-Subtle Hints.

Questions?
Write to me (breannahayse@gmail.com) or John (sirjohnhayse2@gmail.com)

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Four women dared to defy the rules…

Friday, July 5th, 2019
Brave
The
Sisterhood Series Book 1
by
Chelsi Arnold
Genre:
New Adult 
 
Four
women dared to defy the rules…

 

 

Twenty-two-year-old
Greer Connally believes life is about choices and consequences. When
she is drafted with the first group of women in U.S. history, she is
constantly challenged by those that neither want nor respect the
women draftees.

 

 

Greer
quickly learns teamwork is the only way to endure the mental and
physical abuse of training. She and her teammates must find a way to
overcome their differences and learn how to work with one another in
order to survive BUD/S.

 

 

With
the country divided, tensions mount as protests and terrorist attacks
break-out across the world. Willing to sacrifice anything for their
country, Greer and her teammates embark on a top-secret mission. But
when the mission becomes compromised, Greer’s loyalties are quickly
tested.

 

 

Forced
to choose between the lives of her teammates or defying a direct
order, Greer must decide which consequence she is willing to live
with before time runs out for everyone.

 

 

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No
matter the odds, and no matter the risk, they will defend their
country…

 

 

 

To the death.

 

 

Greer
and her Navy SEAL sisters are willing to do whatever it takes to save
what’s left of their country. After losing one of their team
members during a mission, the pain and anger they feel fuels their
need to avenge their best friend’s death.

 

 

Unfortunately,
an unwelcome and untimely suspension has put their plan for
retribution on hold, forcing them to stand back and watch the country
they love fall apart.

 

 

But
not for long.

 

 

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she spent most of her time  playing sports and going to rodeos.
Throughout Chelsi’s life, her goals  and dreams have changed,
but having a close relationship with her  friends and family,
and her love for creativity has always remained.  Chelsi is a
firm believer that anything is possible, as long as you work  hard
and have determination; there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
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Edlyn and Maddock discover that their meeting may have been more than chance, for their lives prove bound by a fate

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

 

TJ Amberson hails from the Pacific
Northwest. With a love of writing in several genres, TJ strives to provide
well-written, age-appropriate, & original novels for tweens, teens, and new
adults.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  
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Dark times are upon the land of
Nereth. Centuries have passed since the rightful heir to the throne was
banished. The people are losing hope in ancient legend, which foretells of one
who will rise up, overthrow the evil king and queen, and restore peace. Like
all others in Nereth, Edlyn has suffered greatly. Orphaned as a child, Edlyn
grew up as the serf of a drunken lord. Now a spirited seventeen-year-old, Edlyn
works to buy her freedom while fighting off the unwanted advances of Sheriff
Hurst. One morning, Edlyn discovers a young man hiding in the stable. He is
fleeing from Sheriff Hurst and inflicted with a sword wound that will surely be
fatal without her help. In a split-second decision, Edlyn conceals the young
man from Sheriff Hurst and begins nursing him back to health. As the young
man’s strength returns, Edlyn learns that his name is Maddock, and she is
stunned to find that he has come from the mysterious land to the north. Maddock
soon comes to Edlyn’s aid, rescuing her from Sheriff Hurst. Suddenly declared
outlaws, both Edlyn and Maddock must escape for their lives to enchanted
Ravenshire Forest and then the desolate mountains beyond. As their adventure
unfolds, Edlyn and Maddock discover that their meeting may have been more than
chance, for their lives prove bound by a fate that neither of them could
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Edlyn slowly turned to Maddock. “I
presume this is about you.”
            Maddock
did not respond. Wincing, he reached out with one arm to brace himself against
the wall while keeping his other hand pressed on his abdomen.
            “I
could be imprisoned for helping a fugitive, or killed,” Edlyn went on
frankly, shutting the stable door. “It depends on what you have
done.”
            Maddock
found his voice, “I will not put you in danger.”
            He
made another move to leave but swayed and began to fall. Edlyn lunged forward,
catching Maddock in her arms. Staggering under the weight of his limp body, she
lowered him to the dirt.
            “Help
me leave. I must get away from here,” Maddock begged, attempting to get
up.
            From
the sounds outside, Edlyn knew that the riders were nearly upon them. She also
saw that Maddock’s breathing was growing shallow and the life in his dark eyes
fading. He would not escape those who hunted him. For one moment, Edlyn
hesitated, looking between Maddock and the stable door. Then she spoke upward,
as if to the sky:
            “This
young man might be an outlaw, but may the spirits of Ravenshire Forest curse me
for eternity if I ever help Sheriff Hurst.”
 

 

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In Jacob’s Cove, where death is as common as apple pie, a serial murderer is a first

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Seducing
the Darkness
The
Darkness Series Book 1
by
Shiela Stewart
Genre:
Paranormal Romance 
Trinity
was once a fragile girl. Being taken by a powerful vampire prince
changed her. Discovering him in the arms of another woman changed
destiny. Alone, she’s learned fast how to be tough, how to survive,
and how to protect the people in her city from the evil that lurks in
the dark. She was managing just fine, until Basil walked back into
her life.

 

 

Basil
Hawthorn has been the reigning prince of vampires since banishing his
father to the Realm of Dark Mystics decades earlier. When a prophetic
dream makes him realize Trinity’s life is at risk, he decides the
only way to save her is to push her away. Doing so is not easy.
Trinity is the only woman he has ever loved, ever will love, and he
can’t seem to let her go.

 

 

When
rumors arise of a plan to raise the King and blot out the sun, both
Trinity and Basil know they must do everything to stop it. Even if it
means working together. Despite the betrayal and the threat, they
find themselves drawn to each other. Love has no boundaries,
especially in the face of danger. But will they be able to stop the
ritual before it’s too late?

 

 

Or
will the darkness capture them both?

 

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Desiring
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The
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With
the cloak of darkness surrounding Jacob’s Cove, Dante Vega must
work to protect the humans from the blood-thirsty vampires trying to
take over the human race. When a half-naked young woman races into
his arms begging him to protect her, he is compelled to help despite
the fact that she is a vampire.

 

 

Before
all hell broke loose, Gypsy Dawn was an average woman carrying on
with her ordinary life…until she’s turned into a vampire. With no
family and no where to go, she clings to Dante. Aside from his dark,
mysterious, good looks, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him.
And when his life is threatened she discovers just how protective she
has become.

 

 

Trying
to bring back the sun is not easy, especially when the creature
responsible, has gone into hiding. With Dante’s long lost brother
working with the enemy, one friend is killed and another is taken
hostage.

 

 

Will
Dante be able to save him before it’s too late?

 

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Embracing
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The
Darkness Series Book 3
 
One
upon a time Jonah Moore had it all. Then his wife and unborn child
were taken from him, leaving his life darker than when Chaos and his
evil vampires stole the sun. Now, Jonah has lost the will to face
another day, which could be a problem, considering he’s just been
turned into a vampire and is now destined to live for eternity.

 

As
a nurse, Raven Moony is used to tending to the needs of others. Until
an accident changes everything. When she is abducted and forced to
tend to Chaos’ needs, she is more than ready to give in and
willingly accepts her role as his slave.

 

When
Jonah enters the picture, she finds herself fighting for his safety
and freedom as well as her own. Can she convince Jonah to go on
despite her own doubts? And can they open their hearts to love and
learn that there is indeed life after death?

 

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Charming
the Darkness
The
Darkness Series Book 4
 
Daniel
Vega had never been comfortable as a human so when he was offered
eternal life as a vampire, he turned his back on his family and
welcomed the darkness. Then Chaos, the one man Danny thought he could
always count on, goes missing. Now, shunned by his own kind, it seems
that leaving Jacob’s Cove is his only option. Until he crashes into
a high-spirited redhead.

 

 

Born
from witches, Starla Raine has spent her entire life learning to
control and manage her powers. Drawn to Jacob’s Cove, a city
magically cloaked in darkness, Starla runs into Daniel, a man
connected to the infamous spell, and she knows just what to do. Hold
him hostage and, use any means possible to make him give her what she
wants.

 

 

The
two forge an unlikely partnership, with Danny agreeing to help Starla
find the ritual, but only if she’ll work with him to locate Chaos.
At first he doesn’t mind using her magical abilities, or her body,
for his own gain. Sex is just sex, after all… until someone’s
heart gets in the way.

 

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Tempting
the Darkness
The
Darkness Series Book 5
 
For
twenty long years, Cooper Hawthorne has kept the brightest light in
his bleak existence a deeply hidden secret. All this time, his
beloved Gabriella has slept safely in cryogenic stasis, awaiting the
day he finds a cure for her terminal cancer. As love blooms amidst
the Darkness, and still no cure in sight, loneliness drives Cooper to
drastic measures. He awakens Gabriella and breaks his last promise to
her—by turning her into a vampire. Gabriella’s sense of betrayal
weighs heavily on her attempts to deal with what Cooper has done to
her. Pushing him away, she turns to his friends for support—and
finds she isn’t the only one hurt by his actions. Cooper fights the
temptation to use his powers to wipe her mind of the damning
memories. But, when he comes face to face with the monster that
created him, he knows what he must do.

 

 

Will
Gabriella be able to save him before it’s too late? Or will the
Darkness swallow him whole?

 

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The
Darkness Series Book 6
 
A
kidnapped child, a young woman in charge of protecting her, a newly
created vampire, and a city cast in darkness. Three innocent lives
are about to change.

 

 

Amara
loves her job caring for Felicity, the child stolen from her parents
by the vampire queen. Gifted with more power than a child should
possess, Felicity escapes to look for her mother and father, and
takes Amara with her. Thrust into a strange, dark world, Amara’s
loyalty and caregiving skills are put to the test.

 

 

Dusty
hoped to finish college and become a biologist. Until a sadistic
vampire kidnapped, tortured, and turned him. When he’s taken to
find his own victim, Dusty’s chance to free himself arrives in the
form of a bright white flash, a beautiful young blonde, and a small
child with the ability to incinerate anything and anyone with merely
a thought. As the three work together to find Felicity’s parents,
Dusty and Amara discover a deep affection for each other.

 

 

Can
their budding relationship survive the power struggle between warring
vampire factions?

 

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Consuming
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The
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In
Jacob’s Cove, where death is as common as apple pie, a serial
murderer is a first. Lieutenant Sienna Storm, the town’s newly
minted homicide detective, is eager to prove she’s up to the job of
tracking down the demon who rips out his victims’ still-beating
hearts. Even if it means using her abilities.

 

 

Detective
Nathan Powers lost his partner to the aptly named Heartless Killer,
and the trail of bodies leads him to Jacob’s Cove, a strange world
populated with bloodthirsty demons and run by a vampire. Still, the
leggy blonde, Sienna, is a pleasant distraction. Until he discovers
she’s after the same killer—and she’s not sharing.

 

 

On
the hunt, the more they cross paths, the harder it is to stay apart.
Together they discover not only clues, but a searing desire, one that
may be their downfall when the killer targets Nathan, and Sienna
risks everything to get him back.

 

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You can run, but you
can’t hide.
Surviving an
abduction, and running home to hide, might seem like a good idea.
Except home is now run by vampires.
Deborah Carmichael
had it all.  Fame, fortune and an amazing gift bringing songs to
life on her piano. Until a madman began stalking her. At first he
seemed harmless, attending her concerts, asking for autographs. Then
he turned creepy, sending photos of himself wearing identical dresses
she wore, dressing up mannequins in her likeness. But she made a
vital mistake, sending her bodyguard away. It was the perfect
opportunity for her abductor to strike.
Rich, debonair, and
owner of the only vampire/demon establishment in Jacobs Cove, Zachary
Adams has it all. Or so he thought. When a beautiful, troubled young
woman walks into his club, he is instantly taken by her.
Helping her overcome her fears, teaching her to stand up and fight,
Zach knows she is the one.
When her abductor
finds her, and takes her captive, Deborah fears this will be the end.
Will Zach find her on time, or will Deborah find the strength to
fight?
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stems back to her youth. Always a dreamer, wondering if her stories
would ever reach an audience, she was finally published in 2006 and
hasn’t stopped since. It is rare to find a stand-alone book as she
prefers series stories. Her longest running series to date is her
Darkness series which is a vampire romance.

 

Her
joy for scary suspense is evident in each of her books. She has had
several accomplishments including fighting for the top spot in
rankings with author Stephany Myers, receiving glowing reviews as
well as interviews on television.

 

When
not writing, Shiela spends her time with the love of her life,
William, and their children and grandchildren. She enjoys getting her
hands dirty, working in her gardens and planting flowers. Her strong
affection for animals is evident in the many cats, fish and birds she
cares for.

 

Her
favorite time of day is at sunset.

 

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With hearts and lives on the line, each decision brings them one step closer to freedom

Monday, June 24th, 2019
Operation
Boyfriend
by
Molly Zenk
Genre:
Contemporary Romance 
 
It’s
safe to say my love life stinks. As if getting dumped for another guy
by my long-term boyfriend isn’t enough, my hopes at finding a
boyfriend get crushed with a string of disastrous dates.

 

 

 

But
then I meet the strange bus boy who has been staring at me for the
last three months. He’s awkward, goofy, and has no fashion sense.
Corin is the exact opposite of what I should want in a boyfriend, but
I feel drawn to him in a way I can’t explain.
There’s also
Daniel. Smart, charming, successful, and well-dressed. He’s the
perfect man, the kind of guy I should want. Even my family is
convinced we’re meant to be together.
Somehow, I went from
the girl with a catastrophic love life to a woman with one too many
options.
Now I need to decide whether to follow my
head…or my heart.

 

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Captivity
Book 1
by
Molly Zenk & Sarah Biglow
Genre:
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy 
 
In
a future that holds shifters captive, what will they risk to break
free?
 
Lorelei,
a siren, has spent the last three years searching for the man she
loved after he was abducted in front of her. When the bounty for an
escaped phoenix crosses her desk at the Phoenix Location Agency, she
expects a typical bag and tag. Instead, she discovers the target,
Aiden, is none other than her lost love.
Aiden
has no memory of the sultry siren who insists they were once in love.
Rising from the ashes comes with a price—he’s a new person, with
no memories of his former lives. After years of being kept in bird
form to harvest his healing phoenix tears, Aiden is not the man
Lorelei knew.
When
both are taken in by the Magical Creature Underground, reconciliation
seems possible. But Aiden’s captivity comes with a dire
consequence: a deadly poison is working its way toward his heart. The
only known cure is a long shot at best. Can Aiden and Lorelei reclaim
their stolen past before the clock runs out?

 

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Have
Lorelei, Aiden, and their MCU allies escaped their city prison only
to die searching for a shifter haven that may not exist?

 

Time
is running out for Aiden and Lorelei. Chased by a deadly shiver of
sirens and plagued by disaster after disaster, they must run and
fight at every turn for a chance at health and freedom in
Sanctuary.
The blood graft stealing Aiden’s life is worsening.
His only hope of lasting long enough to make it across the country is
to let Xander use Phoenix Tears to keep the Burning at bay. A
sacrifice Aiden isn’t willing for Xander to make now their
relationship has a chance.
The hybrid baby growing double time
inside Lorelei keeps her from being focused on the mission. As does
Douglas’s ultimatum for their future. It’s throwing her off her game.
That means she’s bound to make a mistake. One that could prove deadly
for them all.
Their only hope of survival as they race across
the barren wilderness is to rely on each other. With hearts and lives
on the line, each decision Aiden and Lorelei make brings them one
step closer to freedom … and one slip away from certain death.

 

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MOLLY
ZENK was born in Minnesota, grew up in Florida, lived briefly in
Tennessee, before finally settling in Colorado. Her publishing
credits include Heart’s Affections (2013),Hyperion Keats (2013),
Better Date Than Never (2014), 3 Nights In Ibiza (2014), Christmas
Kisses anthology (2015),Westward Hearts anthology (2015), Fated Mates
anthology (2019), the Captivity series (2019), and United To Strike:
A Novel Of The Delano Grape Workers(2019). Molly is married to a
Mathematician/Software Engineer who complains about there not being
enough “math” or info about him in her author bio.  They
live in Arvada, CO with their daughters.
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Can he be still long enough to realize that what’s happened before is not the end… but the beginning?

Friday, June 21st, 2019
Penny
For Your Thoughts
Sand
Dollar Series Book 1
by
J D Boudreaux
Genre:
Sweet Romance 
 
One
random act of kindness. One prayer for a miracle. Two lives changed
forever.

 

 

Penny
has her future all planned out. Her new job as a reporter is the
first step toward building a successful life for herself.
Unfortunately, her first day on the job isn’t going as she imagined
it would. On the side of the highway with a flat tire and open trunk
all she can do is silently pray for a miracle…and then gets
one.

 

 

Alex
likes to think he’s a good guy—the type of person who loves to
help others. A Good Samaritan. So naturally when he sees a woman
stuck at the side of the road, looking all helpless his first
instinct is to stop and help.

 

 

Little
did he know that this one act of kindness would steer both their
lives in an entirely different direction.

 

 

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Will
their reunion lead to love? Or another long good-bye?

 

 

Born
two days apart in the same hospital, Alex and Leigh grew up to be
inseparable. They were fierce protectors of each other, and it was
only natural for everyone to assume they would one day find their
happily-ever-after together.

 

 

Unfortunately,
nothing in life is that simple.

 

 

When
Leigh’s family decided to move to another state, it was only a
matter of time before the distance between her and Alex caused them
to drift apart…until finally, the special connection they had
shared was lost.

 

 

Thirty
years later, fate offers a chance at reuniting, but is it possible to
erase years of separation? Or will fate require a little help?

 

 

Can
a matchmaking mother and a smart-mouthed daughter working behind the
scenes help Leigh and Alex regain what was lost?

 

 

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Sand
Dollar Series Book 3
 
It’s
all about the love you give…

 

 

First
there was Penny. Their relationship blossomed into something
beautiful, and their engagement was proof of that. But her ambition,
her need for success, meant moving forward…without Alex.

 

 

Then
there was Leigh, his childhood sweetheart. She came rushing back into
his life just as quickly as she had left in the first place. While
helping her get her life back on track, Alex fell for her all over
again. But the more she learned about Alex’s past, the more she
learned about herself. Afraid of what may happen next, she does what
she does best. Run.

 

 

All
the while there was Payton. The woman who repeatedly found herself at
the receiving end of Alex’s good deeds, who has slowly managed to
get her life together. She’s forever grateful for all that he has
done, but given the chance to reunite with her family, it will mean
saying good-bye to Alex.

 

 

Now,
while nursing his wounds after all the disappointment, Alex returns
to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The place that’s always had a piece
of his heart.

 

 

It’s
there that he realizes it’s up to him to find his own way. Can he
be still long enough to realize that what’s happened before is not
the end… but the beginning?

 

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three grown children. The family now resides an hour south in the
small town of Erath. A good story, good friends, and a good cup of
coffee are the ingredients that make up a great day for J D. Add a
little boudin, cracklins, and Momma’s homemade carrot cake, and J D
will call it a perfect day!

 

 

 

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I killed someone

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Cas lives in the lovely county of Hampshire, southern UK, where she was born. On leaving school she trained for two years before qualifying as horse-riding instructor. During this time she also learned to carriage-drive. She spent thirteen years in the British Civil Service before moving to Rome, Italy, where she and her husband, Dave, lived for three years. They enjoy returning whenever they can. Cas supports many animal charities and owns two rescue dogs. She has a large collection of cacti and loves gardening. She is also a folk singer/songwriter and is currently writing and recording nine folk-style songs to accompany each of her fantasy books. You can listen to and download all the songs from her website: www.caspeace.com 
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Taran Elijah’s quest for knowledge
uncovers a plot that threatens the world…

 

 
 

 

In Albia, the fourth realm, the precious Artesan gift is dying. Although born
to the craft, Taran is struggling to achieve his potential. Against his
friends’ advice, he embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he
craves. Alone, he crosses into Andaryon, the fifth realm, but instead of finding
a mentor, he stumbles upon a treacherous plot.
 
 

 

In the wake of Taran’s actions, Albia suffers a series of vicious raids. Major
Sullyan of the High King’s forces is sent to oppose them. But a dark and
treacherous force is moving through the realms and both Taran and Sullyan will
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“Gods,
but I’m a fool,” Taran groaned. Cal snorted and Taran glanced at him. “I wish
I’d taken your advice. I never should have gone.”
Cal
frowned and Taran paused before adding, “Cal, I killed someone.”
Cal’s
dark eyes widened and he slumped to the bed, staring in disbelief. “How the
hell did that happen?”

 

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I don’t care if he’s the Prime Minister, that racket must stop

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

 

Marni Graff writes two award-winning mystery series: The Nora Tierney English Mysteries and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries. She teaches writing workshops and mentors the Writers Read program, and is Managing Editor of Bridle Path Press. 
Graff also writes the crime review blog Auntie M Writes, www.auntiemwrites.com.

 

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Nurse Trudy Genova is making plans to
take her relationship to NYPD detective Ned O’Malley to the next level, when
she lands a gig as medical consultant on a film shoot at the famed Dakota
apartment building in Manhattan, which John Lennon once called home. Then star
Monica Kiley goes missing, a cast member turns up dead, and it appears Trudy
might be next. Meanwhile Ned tackles a mysterious murder case in which the
victim is burned beyond recognition. When his investigations lead him back to
the Dakota, Trudy finds herself wondering: how can she fall in love if she
can’t even survive?
Readers of Death Unscripted, the first
book in the Trudy Genova Manhattan Mystery series, will find the same pleasures
in this sequel: fast pacing, engaging characters, twists and turns on the way
to a satisfying close. From the award-winning author of The Nora Tierney
English Mysteries, this second series is a winner. Once again M.K. Graff
reveals her talents in crafting this delightful mix of amateur sleuth and
police procedural.
Part procedural, part cozy, Death at
the Dakota is a well-crafted and highly entertaining mystery
.- Bruce Robert
Coffin, #1 bestselling author of the Detective Byron mysteries.  
I fell in love — not only with
co-protagonists, Trudy and Ned, the richly detailed and historic setting of The
Dakota, and the unique cast of characters, but with the unusual plot of Death
at the Dakota.
Sherry Harris, Agatha Award nominated author of the Sarah
Winston Garage Sale Mysteries

 


  
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I read another of The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries, some time ago and enjoyed her feisty kind of approach to murder. For a moment I thought this was the same, but within the first page I realized, to my surprise, that I had stumbled on another of her series.

Trudy is a nurse that has the best job ever. She corrects scripts for movies or TV series and makes sure the medical details are accurate and precise. In this book we find her as the nurse in charge of the main actress Monica. She is with child, but not many people on the set know about it. Trudy’s job is help her stay out of stress, which makes Trudy’s job a challenge as Monica’s life may be in danger.

I enjoyed that she remains with Ned, her Police boyfriend and things are progressing between them. The story line if well done and progresses without a flaw. Characters are well rounded and the story is clean enough. I would say PG13.
I would recommend it, to murder mystery and movie lovers in general.

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Brrerrdidididididitt.
Brrerrdidididididdiitt. The noise of a jackhammer filled the spacious room.
“CUT!” a voice yelled.
Actress Monica Kelly let the curtain
drop along with her Jinx persona and crossed her arms in frustration.
I caught my best friend Meg Pitman’s
eye and we held our breath, waiting for an outburst from the director.
Phin Hill-Yorke stomped out from
behind the camera and over to the window, gangly arms and legs flying, frizzy
short hair stuck up around her head as though she’d had a recent encounter with
an electrical socket. “Meg!”
Poor Meg, off to the rescue.
My name is Trudy Genova, RN, and I’m
fortunate to have one of the best jobs a nurse could have. I’m a medical
consultant to one of New York City’s major television studios, the Passion
Broadcasting Junction. PBJ had decided to branch out into television films,
adding to their roster of talk, news programs, and Internet soap operas.
Meg had her first position as
Production Assistant on this movie, and the British director on loan from the
BBC had given her a battering at times all through the shoot. Not that the
rowdy woman singled out Meg. Phin embodied an equal opportunity harasser in a
mostly good-natured sort of way.
“Get your arse down there and sort
those wankers out. They were supposed to hold off on that pavement ’til next
week. Bring that form from the chancellor’s office with you.” Phin yelled above
the noise that continued, patting her pockets for a cigarette. “Please,” she
added as an afterthought.
Meg hurried off with a wave in my
direction, silky blonde hair flying.
“It’s the mayor’s office here, Phin.”
China Barrett corrected Phin from her perch next to me, out of camera range.
Phin’s assistant and I exchanged tiny smiles, co-conspirators for the past six
weeks in the filming of this television movie close to wrapping.
“I don’t care if he’s the Prime
Minister, that racket must stop.” Phin consulted her watch. “Loo breaks all
around while we sort this out, boys and girls.”

 

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Along her fantastical journey, she meets an array of magical creatures

Friday, June 14th, 2019
Flobella
Adventures
in the Creative Idea Dimension
by
Altheta G.D. Waverly
Genre:
MG Fantasy 
 
Flobella
is a creatress but doesn’t know it.
Orphaned
when she was four, twelve-year-old Flobella now lives a sad, drab
life with her cruel aunt and uncle. Only painting and the
maybe-memory of a woman who might be her mother hugging her in a
purple garden makes her feel alive. But one day while painting, the
swirl of colors begins to lift off the page, revealing a tiny fairy
named Mumu whom Flobella follows through the spiral into the Creative
Idea Dimension, a land of imagination and ideas.
When
Flobella misses her opportunity to exit the spiral, the only way home
is to follow the creative path to a gold door and Evo, a wise man who
lives beyond the door and can help her find her way.  Along her
fantastical journey, she meets an array of magical creatures, each of
whom presents a different creative path. But in a world of
possibilities, she must find her own way, and the
ruminudgies will do anything to stop her from fulfilling her destiny,
as the dimension of creativity hangs in the balance…
An
inspired and creative adventure awaits in an imaginative
Alice-in-Wonderland-like fairy-tale world—where mysterious gardens,
dark forests and magical fields are populated with wizards,
talking ladybugs, white idea birds, a quantum kitty, andTimette, a
lavender tea-loving time guide, and more—in this exciting
first book in the Adventures in the Creative Idea Dimensionseries by
debut author Altheta G.D. Waverly.
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G.D. Waverly created Flobella’s Adventures in the Creative Idea
Dimension to immerse the reader in a creative landscape. She lives
with her family (a mini creative collective) in a garden state not
too far from the ocean and loves to visit lavender groves.
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“I don’t have any secrets.” Ally looked into Gavin’s intense gaze, burning into hers, “Neither do I

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Lauraine Henderson began writing as a child,
poems and journaling, until babies, building houses, and bookkeeping jobs
usurped her world. Now, well established in Oregon and with the children grown,
she devotes her time to writing her favorite genre, clean romance. 



Years of
life experience translate into plots, calamities, and happily-ever-afters as
she writes her inspirational and romantic stories about fictional people who
seem so real, you’ll want to know what happens after the book ends!

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Allison Lockwood and Gavin Hunt have
been offered the chance to take over the Lazy Daisy Inn and Campground so their
respective grandparents, the current owners, can retire and marry. It seems all
too easy for Ally and Gavin to prove themselves during the six-month probationary
period until they’re fighting disasters at the campground and failing at
over-optimistic baking expectations.

As Ally and Gavin slowly explore their growing attraction, they help each other
fight fires, endure raging storms, and share a few passionate kisses. But
there’s more than fires to fight when Ally’s grandfather disapproves of their
budding romance and Ally is convinced Gavin has a girlfriend in the wings…a
girlfriend expecting his baby!

Ride along as the two unlikely innkeepers figure out how they fit in their new
life and learn the lesson taught by the Daisies in the Driveway.

  
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Gavin opened the left door and allowed
Ally to enter before him. She couldn’t help noticing that even though he’d
dressed down in jeans, he still smelled intoxicating, like the buttoned-up
lawyer she had met only a few weeks ago. The room looked strange and not at all
like the fantastical space she remembered. The old, worn open beams of the
stick-framed roof were the same grizzled brown, nails pinned haphazardly,
reminiscent of artwork hanging on wire strung between them, and to the side,
under the slant of the roof, sat a small twin-sized bed with the familiar faded
floral quilt from her youth. An adequate chest of drawers guarded the new
partition. Although small, the room gave every appearance of an old attic and
certainly the space would be enough for the short amount of time she would need
it. The only thing out of place was the half-window at the end of the
unfinished wall. Ally laughed out loud at the sheetrock, nailed and taped, but
not finished.
 
“Can I see your side?” she asked. She
wanted to know if it was a mirror image of hers.
“Sure.” Gavin backed out of the room
and opened his door, stepping aside once again for Ally to enter. Sure enough,
his room was an exact duplicate in reverse, including the odd-looking
half-window at the end of the new wall. Except his side didn’t even have the
sheetrock; only wall studs with the back of her room’s sheetrock to separate
the two spaces. His dresser was also standing against the partition, but a
different style than hers, and his bed was covered in a faded quilt of the
American flag. Altogether, the whole room appeared terribly small for someone
of Gavin’s height.
Ally couldn’t help the spurt of
laughter that jumped from her lips. “Privacy without secrets.”
 
“I’m sorry?”
 
“Like a shield. We can’t see each
other, but we could speak in our normal voices and be heard.”
 
“I don’t have any secrets.”
 
Ally looked into Gavin’s intense gaze,
burning into hers, and agreed. “Neither do I.”
 

 

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Will their attraction lead to heartbreak, or have these two passionate souls finally met their match?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
A
Match Made in London
by
Christina Britton
Genre:
Historical Romance
 
Miss
Rosalind Merriweather’s life has been one of hardship and servitude
since her late sister’s ruination. Now a paid companion, her latest
post brings her to London to watch over the daughter of a social
climbing harridan. She vows to protect her charge―and her own
heart―from rakes and libertines, the very type of man who destroyed
her sister. This vow proves difficult when Sir Tristan Crosby, the
epitome of all she despises, begins to show attention to the
girl.

 

 

Tristan
has spent decades perfecting his easygoing, charming persona to hide
the damage done by years of abuse by his father. Finding he has a
talent for matchmaking, he fills some of the emptiness inside him by
helping the overlooked, shy women of London find true love. However,
the latest young woman has a watchdog of a companion who seems to see
beyond his careful façade to the flawed, uncertain soul he strives
to hide from the world. Even worse, she affects him in ways no woman
ever has.

 

 

But
he will not give up his matchmaking, even for one such as her. What
he does not expect is for Rosalind to be fired from her position
because of it―nor that she will immediately find a position in his
own household. When these two headstrong adversaries meet under one
roof, will their attraction to one another lead to heartbreak, or
have these two passionate souls finally met their match?

 

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Christina
Britton
developed a passion for writing romance novels shortly
after buying her first at the tender age of thirteen. Though for
several years she turned to art and put brush instead of pen to
paper, she has returned to her first love and is now writing full
time. She spends her days dreaming of corsets and cravats and
noblemen with tortured souls.
She
lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay
Area. A member of Romance Writers of America, she also belongs to
her local chapter, Silicon Valley RWA, and is a 2017 RWA® Golden
Heart® winner. Her debut novel, With Love in Sight, was released by
Diversion Books in early 2018.
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The journey draws Eridale deeper into the conflict between the Empire and the rebel Freedom Fighters

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

 

 

Melanie
is an author, designer, photographer, and flight attendant all rolled into one.
She has told stories all her life and finds her passion in sharing the plots
that spin through her head. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two
dachshund-chihuahua dogs. She loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that
feeds her imagination.
When no one is listening, Melanie loves to belt Broadway songs in her living
room and car. Someday she hopes to be on a flight where someone is reading her
book.

 
To
escape capture by Imperial soldiers, 16-year-old Eridale Storm leaves the only
home she’s ever known and drags her younger sister into the wilds of
Mericon—the Empire that formed when America collapsed. Hoping to find safety
with their mother who disappeared when Eridale was three, the girls follow
clues that lead them across the country, but the empire hounds their every
step.

The journey draws Eridale deeper into the conflict between the Empire and the
rebel Freedom Fighters, producing questions about Eridale’s heritage, questions
no one wants to answer.

Caught between the threads of deception, rebellion, and betrayal, Eridale
struggles to find out who she is. The answers she finds could lead the country
back to freedom or shackle them under the imperial throne forever.

This is book 1 of a 4 book series and not a stand-alone book.

 

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The villagers won’t help us. Survival is up to me.
            I take a
deep breath, calming the jitters that twist my stomach. My fists tighten and
release.
“Leah,
bring me Papa’s bow.”
            Her eyes
widen.
“You’ll
be considered an outcast if you hunt.” Her gaze darts to the door and windows.
            “I’ve never
been accepted in this village. I’m different from everyone, honey. Just look at
me.” I motion to my reflection in the mirror, still broken from when the
Opprimere took my step-father.
            My dark,
coppery red hair cascades in a mass of curls from my ponytail down to my waist,
and my steely violet eyes reflect the pain of my situation. No one in the
village looks like me. 

 

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