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Broken Angels is a fast-paced Alaskan noir filled with characters struggling to survive in a hostile country where there are no second chances

Friday, October 11th, 2019
Broken
Angels
by
Russell Heath
Genre:
Mystery 
 
“Heath’s
debut novel is gripping from the get-go.” -Kirkus
Reviews

 

 

 

“Alaska is almost a character all on its own:
beautiful, unpredictable, violent, and unforgiving. Broken Angels is
a compelling debut by a talented new writer.” -Elaine Ford,
winner of the Michigan Literary Award.
 

 

“This book was
amazing, just as Burke brings New Orleans to life Heath puts Alaska
into your soul.” -Judy Smrdel

 

 

“Heath has tapped his
intimate knowledge of Alaska, its people, its coastal communities and
its interior uniqueness and crafted a character-rich, page-turning,
murder mystery.” -An Alaskan

 

 

She
stares at her mother’s clumsy lettering on the envelope. Nine years.
Nine years since she stepped over her mother’s drunken body and into
a cold Alaska night running south, leaving her mother forever. How
did she find me? She hesitates, knowing the letter inside will drag
her home; back into the bleakness of a life with no exit. Kris
Gabriel, Alaska Native, and fierce like a wolverine, returns to
Alaska–to find her mother murdered. Guilty she abandoned her in
life, Kris only knows to fight. Relentlessly, she tracks a trail of
pain, of lost love, of lives ripped apart by the frozen north’s
unyielding laws, never suspecting that she has far more at stake than
just finding her mother’s killer.

 

 

 

Broken
Angels
 is
a fast-paced Alaskan noir filled with richly drawn characters
struggling to survive in a hostile country where there are no second
chances.

 

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In
his teens, Russell Heath hitchhiked to Alaska and lived in a cabin on
the banks of the Tanana River; in his twenties, he lived in Italy and
then traveled overland across the Sahara, through the jungles and
over the savannas of Africa and into southern Asia; in his thirties,
he sailed alone around the world in a 25 foot wooden boat; in his
forties, he wrote novels; and in his fifties he bicycled the spine of
the Rockies from Alaska to Mexico.

 

 

He’s
worked on the Alaska Pipeline, as an environmental lobbyist in the
Alaska Legislature, and run a storied environmental organization
fighting to protect Alaska’s coastal rainforests. Several years ago,
he moved to New York City to dig deep into leadership development and
coaching. He now coaches business and non-profit leaders intent on
making big things happen in the world.

 

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A kidnapped girl. A ruthless criminal who preys on the innocent and two killers who will stop at nothing to bring him down.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
A
Killing Truth
Leine
Basso Thrillers Book 1
by
DV Berkom
Genre:
Thriller 
 
 
Now
available: the chilling start to the high-octane, can’t-put-it-down
Leine Basso thriller series.

A
deadly assassin. A perpetual target. A double-cross she never saw
coming…

They
say the truth will set you free, but what if it kills you first?
Leine
eliminates terrorists for a living. After a routine assassination
almost gets her killed, she chalks it up to a fluke. Her lover and
fellow assassin, Carlos, has another idea altogether. He thinks their
boss is setting them up for a fall.
When
Carlos goes missing and a bombing thwarts another mission, Leine
suspects the stakes are far higher than she could ever imagine, and
wonders if the man in charge might have it in for her after all.
If
you like no-nonsense heroines, page-turning plots, and twists you
won’t see coming, then you’ll love D.V. Berkom’s tension-filled
series.

Download
A Killing Truth to find out how the story began…

 

 

“[Leine
Basso] is a sassy, kick-arse, no-nonsense,
I’ll-eat-your-balls-for-breakfast type of woman. She simply rocks.
Berkom’s books are ones when you almost forget to breathe. They’re
fast-paced, taut with tension and sheer joy from start to
finish.” 
~Cath’n’Kindle
Book Reviews

 

 

“[A
Killing Truth] introduces one of modern fiction’s deadliest
heroes…”
~Reviewer
Charles A. Ray

 

 

“This
is my third Leine Basso, and like the others, the action never lets
up. Leine is the female Jack Reacher only she does it all without
being 6’5″ and weighing 265 pounds, so that makes her more
incredible. If you like page-turners, you’ll love this book.”
 ~
Polly Iyer, bestselling suspense author

 

 

“A
Killing Truth would make an excellent introduction to D.V. Berkom’s
writing…she’s one of my favorites… love how she just puts you
right in the pages and you just don’t want to end.”
 ~Hornfan2

 

 

“The
Leine Basso series by DV Berkom is jam-packed with action and
adventure and Leine Basso is one bad*** protagonist…”
Fundinmental
Book Reviews

 

 

“As
someone who has read all of the other current Leine Basso books
first, I can say that A Killing Truth had me in suspense the entire
time.”
Maranda,
Amazon Reviewer

 

 

“Non-stop
twists and turns. An excellent thriller that pits Leine against not
only international criminals but her own boss.”
~USMC-Mike

 

 

“What
the world needs now is more female characters like bad ass Leine
Basso. Bought the trio of books that follow this one because of how
much I enjoyed the plot and twists along the way.”
~shzann

 

 

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Serial
Date
Leine
Basso Thrillers Book 2
 

A
former assassin is drawn into the twisted game of a serial killer who
may be a grisly remnant from her past.

 

What
happens when a reality show turns deadly?

 

 

Determined
to leave her old life behind, retired assassin Leine Basso accepts a
job working security at one of television’s most popular reality
shows, Serial Date. When a contestant is found dead in the prop
closet, it appears the killer is one of the ‘bachelors’ on the show-
an ex-con billed as a serial killer- but the detective in charge of
the case isn’t so sure.

 

 

When
Leine’s estranged daughter is abducted by a man claiming to be the
real killer, she’s forced to rely on old skills to find her. She soon
realizes the murderer may be a grisly remnant from her past and
she’ll need to use all of her cunning to stop him…

 

 

…and
rescue her daughter.

 

 

If
you like black humor, no-nonsense heroines, and heart-stopping
action, you’ll love Serial Date. Download it today!

 

 

“If
you like fast-paced action, great lead characters, and don’t mind a
few F-bombs and the occasional gore, DV Berkom is the author for
you.”
~
BloodWrites

 

 

“Serial
Date has everything a mystery/thriller needs to be successful,
fast-paced and action packed, strong and memorable characters and a
story that will grab you from beginning to end…” ~ 
Confessions
of a Reader

 

 

“Why
should you read it? In a nutshell it’s a fast-paced, non-linear story
with some creepy elements mashed together with a splash of romance
and dark humour. What’s not to like?” ~
Indie
eBooks

 

 

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Bad
Traffick
Leine
Basso Thrillers Book 3
 

Dangerous
obsessions take center stage when a former assassin and a homicide
detective race against the clock to find a missing girl before she’s
sold to the highest bidder.

 

 

Identified
as a person of interest in three cold case murders she didn’t commit,
and required to stay in L.A., retired assassin Leine Basso accepts a
temporary position as a security specialist for A-list actor Miles
Fournier. Soon, a woman contacts Miles, claiming to be his long-lost
sister. Her twelve-year-old daughter, Mara, has been abducted and
she’s desperate to get her back. 

 

 

Leine
learns from a contact that Mara escaped, but the traffickers are
determined to track her down and deliver her to their powerful
client. Running out of time, Leine must find Mara before they do, or
she will be lost forever.

 

 

Praise
for BAD TRAFFICK:

 

 

“Utterly
gripping, compelling, edge-of-your seat writing.” ~
Cath
‘n’ Kindle Book Reviews

 

 

“…I
was thrilled with this book. I did not want it to end. I was on the
edge of my seat at the end! Seriously a nail-bitter!” ~ April
Holgate, 
Amazon
Top 50 Reviewer

 

 

“Tight
dialogue and nonstop action marks a novel that establishes new
benchmarks for action thrillers. This is a solid five-star novel that
you won’t want to miss.” ~
Ray’s
Ramblings

 

 

“An
intelligent thriller worthy of the Big Screen…” ~
BloodWrites

 

 

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The
Body Market
Leine
Basso Thrillers Book 4
 
***Bonus
short story, 
Privilege included***

A
retired assassin is called in when a celebration south of the border
turns into a nightmare.

 

 

Everything’s
for sale…

 

 

Former
assassin
Leine
Basso
is
hired by a wealthy Beverly Hills power couple to find their missing
daughter, Elise, last seen partying with her boyfriend at a club in
Tijuana. At first, police believe the two teenagers are the victims
of a carjacking. But when Leine finds their missing vehicle with a
mutilated body inside, and the local cartel warns her away, she knows
if Elise isn’t already dead, she will be soon, or worse.

 

 

In
the lethal world of organized crime, there’s always a worse.

 

 

As
Leine races to uncover the reason behind Elise Bennett’s
disappearance, she must also battle the powerful interests fighting
to keep her from the truth.

 

 

Praise
for the Leine Basso Thriller series:

 

 

“Now
this, this is what thrillers are made of: grit, spunk, and
no-nonsense unputdownability…Quite simply: Brilliant ”
~
Cath
‘n Kindle Book Reviews

 

 

“…Ms.
Berkom gives us a badass heroine that’s fun to root for. Once Leine
discovers what is happening, there is no stopping her…an edge of
your seat thriller that delivers!” 
Night
Owl Reviews

 

 

“Without
a doubt one of the most engaging, complex and enthralling mysteries
that had me totally in its grip…”
~
Confessions
of a Reader

 

 

Taken
fans
will be overjoyed with this gritty thriller…following Basso as she
works her tradecraft is a pleasure…” ~
BestThrillers.com

 

 

“A
really exciting heroine for action thriller fans everywhere, but a
long overdue tough and plausible literary role-model for women.”~
Ajoobacats
Book Reviews

 

 

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Cargo
Leine
Basso Thrillers Book 5

An
adventurous young backpacker, captured and sold. A black market
merchant who will stop at nothing to amass the power he craves. The
one woman who can stop him before he destroys everything…

 

 

Haunted
by memories of an op gone bad, former assassin 
Leine
Basso
 travels
to Bangkok in search of a missing backpacker. With help from an old
contact, she discovers the man responsible for the girl’s
disappearance is connected to a violent Hong Kong triad and is the
linchpin of an extensive trafficking network—both animal and
human.

 

 

Making
enemies isn’t new for Leine, but making one in the triad is—she
soon finds herself a prisoner on board a cargo ship headed for
sub-Saharan
Africa.
To
ensure her survival and to continue her hunt for the missing girl,
she must join forces with Derek, an ivory poacher who promises to
help her.

 

 

For
a price.

 

 

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The
Last Deception
Leine
Basso Thrillers Book 6
 
Ready
to stay up all night? Everybody’s favorite assassin is back with a
vengeance in this high-octane, can’t-put-it-down espionage thriller.

Espionage.
Deception. A nation on the brink of war…

Just
when former assassin Leine Basso thinks she’s free from the
business of death, a desperate call from a friend drags her back into
the dark world of espionage and arms dealers.

 

 

 

“Sucks
you in on page one and doesn’t set you free until the end. Another
sure-fire winner in a spectacular series.”
~Tim
Tigner, International Bestselling Author of the Kyle Achilles
series

 

“D.V.
Berkom has created one kick-ass heroine in Leine Basso–a woman who
can do it all in the dog-kill-dog world of international espionage.”
~
J.
Carson Black, New York Times Bestselling Author

 

 

“Warning:
once started, The Last Deception is difficult to put down…[T]he
globe-trotting Leine uncovers acts of international espionage that
lead her on a desperate hunt for an elusive spy that could bring down
the world.”
Midwest
Book Review

 

 

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Dark
Return
Leine
Basso Thrillers book 7
 

 

A
former assassin, battling her demons. A sinister enemy, determined to
destroy her. A wily street kid caught in the middle.

 

 

Former
assassin Leine Basso is fresh off an assignment rescuing an American
teenager from a terrorist group in Libya when she thwarts the murder
of a street kid in Tripoli. Leine agrees to help the girl, but must
first visit a refugee camp to uncover the reason behind a rash of
mysterious abductions.

 

 

Leaving
the camp, Leine comes under a surprise attack–but only a handful of
people knew her true mission. The more she discovers about the
abductions, the more of a target she becomes, forcing her to revisit
a dark and violent past she thought she’d left behind. But it’s
easy–too easy to fall back into her old ways.

 

 

And
that could get her killed.

 

 

Will
Leine be able to survive a dark return?

 

 

If
you like gritty, fast-paced, can’t-put-it-down thrillers with an
action-packed story ripped from the headlines, then you’ll love Dark
Return. Download your copy today!

 

 

Praise
for Dark Return:

 

 

I
couldn’t put it down. My entire Saturday has been spent reading
Dark Return.” ~
Sharon
Simms

 

 

One
of the best reads to come out in this genre in quite awhile. You
won’t want to put this book down.” ~
Yvonne
Reddy

 

 

Excellent.
There is no other way to describe it. I read it in one go it was that
good. Leine is one hell of a badass.” ~
Silver
Surfer

 

 

Dark
Return was a thrill-a-minute, page-turning suspense that never lets
up with action and intrigue. The author, DV Berkom, is a master when
it comes to character development and the story line.” ~
Paula
Lopez

 

 

“DV
Berkom has honed her skills as writer to such a fine art that it is
indeed very difficult to tear yourself away from any of her books.”
~
Manie
Killian

 

 

“Fast
paced and full of action, this book will keep you both entertained
and intrigued from start to finish. Highly recommended!!” ~
Derek
Williams

 

 

“This
book will captivate you from the first paragraph to the last. It is
full of action and non-stop adventure…” ~
txdoc

 

 

“Best
book in the series, they just keep getting better and better!! Read
them from the first in the series or just jump in here. Brilliant
read.” ~ 
Sally
Sanders

 

 

“Berkom
has matured as a solid writer with similarities to Mark Greaney, Mark
Dawson (John Milton series), and a whisper of Barry Eisler.”
~
Library
Champion

 

 

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Absolution
Leine
Basso Thrillers Book 8
 

 

There’s
only one sure way to stop a terrorist…

 

 

Former
assassin Leine Basso has severed ties with everyone she loves to keep
them safe while she hunts for the ruthless terrorist, Salome. There
are rumblings that the French-born assassin is planning another
attack and Leine’s determined to stop her before it’s too
late.

 

 

Can
Leine thwart her plans, or will Salome’s own twisted vengeance mean
the end for Leine and everyone she loves?

 

 

From
London to Edinburgh to the City of Angels, Salome’s making a
comeback—and that comeback includes killing Leine.

 

 

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Dakota
Burn
Leine
Basso Thrillers Book 9
 

 

A
kidnapped girl. A ruthless criminal who preys on the innocent. Two
killers who will stop at nothing to bring him down.

 

 

Former
assassin Leine Basso was supposed to be in sunny LA, watching the
first class of operatives graduate from the new anti-trafficking
academy. Instead, she’s in North Dakota in the middle of a brutal
winter, helping old friend Derek van der Haar track down and
eliminate a deadly group of criminals hell-bent on providing young
girls to the highest bidder.

 

 

The
closer Leine and Derek get to the organization, the more dangerous
the mission becomes. Soon, it’s evident that the traffickers are
playing for keeps—and don’t care who they kill.

 

 

In
a story ripped from the headlines, Dakota Burn reveals the dark
underbelly of the Bakken oil fields, where human life is a commodity
and outlaws still rule.

 

 

If
you enjoy books by Mark Dawson, Barry Eisler, and Mark Greaney,
you’ll love D.V. Berkom. Download this gritty, action-packed
thriller today!

 

 

And
you thought the Wild West was dead…

 

 

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DV
Berkom is the USA Today bestselling author of two action-packed
thriller series featuring strong female leads (Leine Basso and Kate
Jones). Her love of creating resilient, women characters
stems from a lifelong addiction to reading spy novels, mysteries, and
thrillers, and longing to find the female equivalent within those
pages.

 

 

Raised
in the Midwest, she earned a BA in political science and promptly
moved to Mexico to live on a sailboat. Several years and many
adventures later, she wrote her first novel and was hooked. The Kate
Jones adventure thriller, Bad Spirits, was first published in 2010 as
an online serial, and was immediately popular with Kindle and Nook
fans. Dead of Winter, Death Rites, and Touring for Death soon
followed before she began the far grittier Leine Basso thriller
series in early 2012 with Serial Date.

 

 

DV
currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Mark, and
several imaginary characters who like to tell her what to do.

 

 

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A severed head. A philandering husband. A skeleton in the basement…This was not the perfect wedding

Monday, April 30th, 2018
The
Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series is a collection of seven brand new
mysteries from seven award-winning and bestselling authors taking
place at the same final destination, the Tawnee Mountain
Resort. 

 

Each book in this
multi-author series is a standalone novella, and the series can be
read in any order.

 

 

 

Leona’s
Last Resort
Tawnee
Mountain Mysteries Book 1
by
Karen M. Bryson
Genre:
Mystery / Suspense
 
A
small-town mystery novella with a dash of romance and a few
ghosts.
When
Max Elliot invites Izzy Grant to a fancy Ivy League alumni reception
at the Tawnee Mountain Resort, the ghost hunters anticipate a
romantic weekend getaway at the premier ski and golf destination.
But when wealthy hotelier Leona Hutton is murdered, and her ghost
asks Izzy to find her killer, she and Max decide to
investigate.

Will
Izzy and Max solve the case before more alumni end up dead, or the
killer turns the tables and decides to hunt the ghost
hunters?

Leona’s
Last Resort is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a
collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the
Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Leona’s
Last Resort features ghost hunters, Izzy Grant and Max Elliot, from
the Izzy & Max Paranormal Mystery series.

Each
book in this multi-author series is a standalone novella, and the
series can be

read
in any order.
 
 
Dark
Side of the Mountain
Tawnee
Mountain Mysteries Book 2
by
R.J. Rosatte
 
Katie
Douglas thinks doing a mechanical inspection job at the Tawnee
Mountain Resort is going to be a working vacation. But that’s
before three young mountain bikers go missing while riding the trails
of the mountain and a ransom note is delivered.
Partnering
with a charming guest of the resort, novelist Casey Malone, Katie
soon discovers there is a twisting plot possibly involving the
missing men’s girlfriends and perhaps even the FBI.

When
their investigation is complicated by the discovery of bomb making
material in a cave on the mountain and the threat of an approaching
hurricane, Katie and Casey go into overdrive to find the missing men
and prevent what could be a devastating attack on an unknown
target.

As
Hurricane Patrick pays a rare visit to inland New Jersey, the story
reaches an explosive climax as they and the staff of Tawnee Mountain
Resort deal with both of these threats.

Dark
Side of the Mountain is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries
series, a collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven
award-winning and bestselling authors, taking place at the same final
destination, the Tawnee Mountain Resort. 

 
 
Deadly
Reception
Tawnee
Mountain Mysteries Book 3
by
Karen Randau
 
A
severed head. A philandering husband. A skeleton in the basement.
This was not the perfect wedding Rita Avery planned for her daughter
Zoe!
Rita
Avery and her detective husband Cliff arrive at New Jersey’s Tawnee
Mountain Resort prepared to greet Zoe’s wedding guests in just
three hours. Who would have expected to find a man’s torso in their
closet?

Things
explode into high gear when the victim’s head shows up at the golf
equipment shack. A good look at his social media makes Rita wonder if
a wife murdered her husband as revenge for infidelity. Or did a
secret admirer decide to liberate the wife from her scoundrel
husband? 

Worse,
is Zoe in life-threatening danger . . . again?

And
will Rita and Cliff escape the trap in which the murderer snares
them?

Murder
and a passel of twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Zoe’s wedding is the most exciting you’ll attend!

Deadly
Reception is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a
collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the
Tawnee Mountain Resort. 

Deadly
Reception features characters from Karen Randau’s Rim Country
Mysteries series. 

 
 
Deadly
Misfire
Tawnee
Mountain Mysteries Book 4
by
Laurie Fagen
 
KWLF-FM
crime reporter Lisa Powers’ boss sends her to a radio news
conference in New Jersey, in the dead of winter, and far away from
her beloved crime beat in Arizona. She goes to the Tawnee Mountain
Resort begrudgingly, afraid she’s going to miss a big story.
But
at the convention, where she is up for an excellence in reporting
award, an unknown stalker torments her for several days. When she
takes the stage to learn the winner, the stalker antes up the stakes
– with deadly force. 

Deadly
Misfire is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a
collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the
Tawnee Mountain Resort. 

Deadly
Misfire features characters from Laurie Fagen’s Behind the Mic
Mysteries series. 

 
 
Cassidy’s
Deadly Exit
Tawnee
Mountain Mysteries Book 5
by
Marla J. Hayes
Broadway
actress Cassidy Quinn finally wins a long coveted Tony award, but the
words in her acceptance speech stir up a new problem – a previously
low-key fan ramps up online rhetoric to the point where her usual
security categorizes this unidentified person as an avidly persistent
stalker.
Cassidy
takes control of her career and her safety, while doing her best not
to disappoint her most devoted fans – she travels to the Tawnee
Mountain Resort to attend her first fan convention, a small gathering
of her super fans. After all, what could happen to her when she’s
surrounded by devoted admirers, trusted employees, and the security
precautions of a resort that has hosted large scale political
gatherings without a single reported incident?

When
events at the gathering turn deadly, Cassidy must figure out who
among her fans and her staff wants to kill her, and her
career.

Cassidy’s
Deadly Exit is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a
collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the
Tawnee Mountain Resort.

 
 
Black
Diamond Graves
Tawnee
Mountain Mysteries Book 6
by
Wendy Fallon
 
Cali
May attends an Artists’ Retreat at Tawnee Mountain Ski and Golf
Resort in North Jersey. She’s appalled to see a figure fall from the
Black Diamond ski lift as she and the other attendees ride the lift
to a small lodge on the first day. She finds herself stranded at the
top of the mountain with several creative souls both dead and alive,
and must uncover a murderer before she too becomes a target.
 
 
The
Quinnipiac Disappearance
Tawnee
Mountain Mysteries Book 7
by
Lee Tidball
 
“Down
in South Jersey, you got your Jersey Devil and the Pine Barrens.
Up here, we got E.T.s and Quinnipiac.”

So
says Alan Riddiak, NSA field agent Jake Farrister’s friend, as they
rent kayaks at Quinnipiac Reservoir, site of what locals say was the
most credible mass sighting of a UFO in human history, and just miles
from the swanky Tawnee Mountain Resort, where Alan’s boss, revered
Senator Grant Bilson of New Jersey, is on an August recess
retreat.
“

Ok…”
smirks Jake.

But
smirks turn to shock when two bizarre disappearances and an attempted
murder suck the rest out of the retreat, and Senator Bilson
commissions Jake to solve the mysteries.

Jake
finds nothing but frustration, though, until he finally concedes what
quirky new friend Nikki Hayes has told him all along; when it comes
to Quinnipiac, the only explanations are inexplicable, the only
believable witnesses are unbelievable, and in order to stop the
world-shattering plot at the heart of the mysteries, Jake must do
what he thought was unthinkable—and hope he’s not too late.

 
 
 
KAREN
M. BRYSON

writes romantic mystery and suspense stories. She is a winner of the
prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small
Publishing Industry as well as the RWA Lone Star Writing
Contest.

Karen
is also an award-winning/optioned screenwriter.

When
she’s not at her computer creating new stories, Karen enjoys spending
time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

Karen
previously wrote contemporary romance under the pen names SAVANNAH
YOUNG, SIERRA AVALON, REN MONTERREY and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
DAKOTA MADISON.

 
 
 
 
R.J.
Rosatte

is a native of Prince Edward County, Ontario, his careers have
included being an infantry officer in the Canadian Army Reserves,
economics teacher at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, a
long-haul truck driver and businessman.

He
has travelled all forty-eight lower US states, eight Canadian
provinces, Italy, Mexico and most of the Caribbean. He currently
resides in Bayside, Quinte West, Ontario with his wife, Wendy, and
their Westie, Molly.
A
native of the southwestern U.S.,
Karen
Randau

has been writing and telling stories since elementary school. She
holds a degree in journalism/public relations from The University of
Texas at Austin and has enjoyed a long career in marketing
communications.
After
a short stint working in a psychiatric hospital, when she wrote three
self-help books, Karen joined an international relief and development
organization to use her skills to help people struggling with extreme
poverty. She has traveled to numerous developing countries,
witnessing famines, violence, and hopeful people working to overcome
a generational cycle of poverty.

She
loves to read and write fast-paced mysteries and thrillers,
especially those with intricate plots, lots of action, and
rollercoaster-like twists and turns.

 

 
Laurie
Fagen

is a “writer by habit” who has enjoyed writing for a
variety of mediums, including radio, commercial and cable television,
film, newspapers and magazines. 
Fagen,
a member of Sisters in Crime (SinC), is also is an artist and jazz
singer, and the former publisher of the SanTan Sun News, a community
newspaper in the Phoenix, AZ area.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marla
J. Hayes,
a
produced screenwriter and occasional actress, graduated with a Master
Screenwriter
Certificate from ScreenwritingU in
October 2017 — check out her film Biz credentials on imdb.com. Now
add novelist to her screenplay stories!
Her articles (and
photographs) have been published in American and Canadian magazines
and newspapers. She was a featured columnist in COLLECTIBLES CANADA
magazine for over 10 years. Short fiction pieces have appeared in
Canadian elementary school reading program textbooks and public
school libraries continue to carry her picture book, HOW A CAROUSEL
CAME TO NORTH BAY, published by Scholastic Canada.

Marla lives
in northeastern Ontario, Canada.

 
 
Wendy
Fallon
By
day I am a technical writer, and by night and on weekends I am
an artist and creative writer.  Having lived  in
Phoenix, AZ for 20+ years with my husband Tim, I found the urban
wilderness to be endlessly fascinating. Our home was tucked up
against South Mountain, the largest city park in the U.S. The canal
that ran across the base of the mountain provided inspiration
for painting, drawing, and writing with sitings of wild
coyotes, skittering fluffs of newborn quail, lizards, constant
change…and stories of life and death. In December 2017, we moved to
a beach in Florida, which is whole ‘nother story!
 

Lee
Tidball

is a represented, 3 times optioned screenwriter and author. His two
novels, WINDFORK SECRETS (middle-grade/YA historical fantasy) and
MALLED (dark teen/YA action/thriller based on his screenplay) have
both been Amazon Kindle Store Bestsellers at various times in their
respective categories. He currently writes from northern California
where he lives with the two loves of his life, his partner, Cyndie,
and his Giant OCR1 road bike. He enjoys movies, theater, history,
staying in shape, and traveling to scenic and/or historical
destinations around the world.
Prior
to becoming a full-time writer, Lee spent many years as a
middle-grades teacher in his adopted hometown of Modesto, California.
He’s also spent ten seasons coaching girls youth soccer, 22 seasons
coaching youth runners, founded a children’s community theater
company, directed nearly a dozen children’s theater productions, and
acted in numerous community and church theater productions over the
years. Much of the inspiration for his stories and characters
continues to come from the hundreds of students, athletes, and actors
he has served in these endeavors.


 
 
 
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He is forced to pick a side – the empire, or the innocent

Monday, March 19th, 2018
Oath
Breaker
Legend
of the Gods Book 1
by
Aaron Hodges
Genre:
Epic Fantasy
 
A
century since the departure of the Gods, the Three Nations are now
united beneath the Tsar. Magic has been outlawed, its power too
dangerous to remain unchecked. All Magickers must surrender
themselves to the crown, or face imprisonment and death.

 

 

Alana’s
mundane life has just been torn apart by the emergence of her
brother’s magic. Now they must leave behind everything they’ve ever
known and flee – before the Tsar’s Stalkers pick up their trail.
Tasked with hunting down renegade Magickers, the merciless hunters
will stop at nothing to bring them before the Tsar’s judgement.

 

 

As
the noose closes around Alana and her brother, disgraced hero Devon
finds himself at odds with the law when he picks a fight with the
wrong man. The former warrior has set aside his weapons, but now,
caught between the renegades and the Stalkers, he is forced to pick a
side – the empire, or the innocent.

 

 

Grab
this all new epic fantasy novel by NYTimes Bestselling Author Aaron
Hodges.

 

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Aaron
Hodges was born in 1989 in the small town of Whakatane, New Zealand.
He studied for five years at the University of Auckland, completing a
Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Geography, and a Masters of
Environmental Engineering. After working as an environmental
consultant for two years, he grew tired of office work and decided to
quit his job and see the world. Two years later, his travels have
taken him through South East Asia, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Central
America, and South America. 

 

Today,
his adventures continue…

 

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Renegades–steal the children of Cadbury Castle to sell as slaves

Monday, March 5th, 2018

 

“Think before acting,” her father always warned.
But Princess Guinevere is ruled by her heart. Her betrothal to King Arthur has
not changed this.
When Guinevere and Cedwyn’s latest adventure takes a dangerous turn, they find themselves embroiled in a life-or-death struggle as foretold by Merlyn’s Goddess of the Stones.Renegades–foiled in their attempt to kidnap the princess–steal the children of Cadbury Castle to sell as slaves. Guinevere and Cedwyn vow to rescue the children, but a miscalculation puts them all in more
danger. The plan quickly unravels, and Guinevere’s impassioned decisions come crashing down as Cedwyn chooses to turn his dream of becoming a knight into reality. Will their courage be strong enough to survive, or will one make the ultimate sacrifice?”

 

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I’m a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and
Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these worlds-Ancient Egypt, Medieval Wales, and coming soon, a hair-raising adventure through ancient worlds in search of 5 rare Phoenix Feathers.
All of my books come with Free study guides and/or extensive
Back-of-the-Book materials.
My husband and I love to travel. In 2008, we spent three weeks in
Egypt traveling by local train from one end of the country to the other; in 2014, we spent three weeks in the UK driving over 1700 miles through England, Wales, and Scotland; and in 2016, we spent a week in Iceland. We’ve also traveled to Mexico, Jamaica, and Aruba. Our next big adventure will be to Greece and Italy.

 

When I’m not writing or traveling, our 4 grandkids keep us busy.
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  1. When did you start writing and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become as author?

 

I’ve been writing for a long time; I wrote my first poem in eighth grade. My college years and my teaching career solidified my love of the ancient world and the times of King Arthur. It wasn’t until I retired from teaching literature and writing that I had the time to devote to my own tales which had roamed around in my head for years.

 

  1. Are you currently working on a project, and if so, can you tell us about it?

 

Yes and yes! I have started a new five book series Feathers of the Phoenix, and the first book The Atlantean Horse. Rose from Sons of the Sphinx will share the spotlight in this series with her cousin Jerome. Both of them have special abilities that they are struggling to live with and still be teenagers. The adventure revolves around an old prophecy that says one day when the five feathers of the Phoenix bird are reunited with a white stallion and one-who-survived—both of which were saved from destruction by Poseidon when he destroyed Atlantis—the lost island will rise again long enough for all three to return to their home. It will then disappear forever. Naturally there are those who want to be at the rising in order to steal the treasures rumored to be in that lost city.

 

  1. What is your favorite writing snack?

 

Red licorice.

 

  1. If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose and why? What food would you serve?

 

I would love to sit with young Guinevere from my Guinevere trilogy, but I’m a picky eater. There’s very little food from Medieval times that I would eat.

 

  1. How do you relax, or what do you enjoy doing when you are not writing?

 

I love spending time with our grandkids. We two boys, ages 9 & 4, and two girls, ages 2 & 1. They are a lively bunch and keep us running.

 

  1. What’s your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it?

 

Traveling. I want to visit those places in the ancient and medieval worlds—whose literature I taught–that I’ve read and written about. We’ve done Egypt, Wales, England, Iceland, but have a lot more to explore. Every other year we pick a destination and plan a 3-week trip. Due for the next one in 2018. Wonder where we’ll go?

 

  1. What do you fear most?

 

Losing those I care for most. We’ve had a lot of loses in our family in the past, and just in the last nine months, we have said goodbye to three.

 

  1. What advice would you give someone who wants to write a book some day?

 

Ask yourself these questions:

 

What type of story do you want to write?

Who are you writing for?

How will your characters/plot appeal to readers?

Why do you want to write?

 

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