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Clearing her father’s name, will ruin her chances of a happy life with the man she love

Monday, February 11th, 2019

 

 

Didi Lawson exchanged her town car for a pick-up truck and learned to operate a tractor when she and her husband moved from Arizona to a farm in  Missouri where she now weaves her tales. Her love for writing started early in  life when  she entertained her friends with her stories, won prizes for he essays in high school and wrote road shows and poems for the youth group in her church. She enjoys the outdoors, her children and ten grandchildren, and keeps an active social calendar.

It was supposed to be simple traveling to Germany to find her roots. But nothing turns out the way Tracy had planned. 
 
She meets a man who professes to be her half-brother and is less than happy with her visit. The villagers treat her with contempt for her father’s presumed infamous past. 
 
Trying to solve the mystery, she uncovers secrets that had been hidden for over two decades. Wanting to clear her father’s name, she realizes that by doing so she will ruin her chances of a happy life with the man who had captured her heart.

 

 
 
 
 
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Tracy’s eyes had followed the tall man’s imposing figure from under half-closed lids. Whatever the problem on the man’s mind, it must be a tough one, she decided. Both hands deep in his jeans’ pockets and a mighty scowl on his features bore witness to his dark mood. His shirt, unbuttoned at the top and tucked into his waistband accentuated his leanness and agility, but his stance betrayed no mercy, only solid determination, and she felt sympathetic toward anyone on the receiving end of such barely concealed indignation.

 

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Secrets can ruin lives, break bonds, and destroy families

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
A
Secret To Kill For
Secret
and Lies Book 1
by
T.N. Lowe
Genre:
Suspense
 
Secrets
can ruin lives, break bonds, and destroy families.

 

Some
secrets are so important they are worth killing for.

 

Erin
had everything she ever wanted, her dream job as a FBI agent like her
father and grandfather, assisting the lead agent in a head line
catching serial murder case, and a boyfriend who loves her.

 

Until
she lost everything. The boyfriend, the journalist who she thought
loves her, lied on a story causing Erin to lose everything she worked
for.

 

After
rebuilding her life in a quaint mountain town in Colorado, Erin
learns her family has a dark secret she was never supposed to
learn.

 

The
Messenger?

 

The
serial murderer she was hunting.

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Growing up in a
military family, TN Lowe grew up traveling the world. Living in the
Netherlands, Italy, Missouri, Wyoming, Colorado and Texas. Currently
she resides in Texas with her husband of twelve years and two dogs.
Honestly, she
never thought of becoming an author. After high school, she went to a
trade school and obtained an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science as
an x-ray tech and medical assistant. After working a variety of
different jobs, she accepted a position as a medical assistant at a
hospital in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  After a couple of years she
became a desk clerk in the hospital. Wanting to do more, she went
back to school and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology. 
When she is not
writing, TN Lowe enjoys visiting her family, traveling, cooking,
music and reading. She is also a huge movie buff loving all genres,
but comedies and action adventure are her favorites. TN Lowe also has
a love for classic muscle cars obtained by working on vehicles with
her father while growing up.
 TN Lowe
released her first book, Saving Ginny in February 2018.
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Everyone has been lying to her, her whole life. Now those lies may very well get her killed

Friday, June 1st, 2018
For
the Love of a Centaur
Centaur
Agency Book 1
by
A.S. McGowan
Genre:
Romantic Suspense
 
Analise
woke up in the hospital to find that her parents were dead. Her
father’s business partner has inherited the ranch she grew up on.
To make matters worse her father’s will stipulates she cannot
receive her inheritance until she turns twenty-one. Now penniless and
homeless, she agrees to a marriage of convenience with her father’s
business partner. 

 

 

After
turning twenty-one and with her inheritance in hand, she no longer
wishes to be trapped in a loveless marriage. Moving out she builds a
life for herself away from the ranch and her husband. When her
husband shows up on her door step asking to give their marriage a
chance, she jumps at the idea of a marriage of love. The problem is:
everyone has been lying to her, her whole life. Now those lies may
very well get her killed.

 

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Centaur
Agency Book 2
 
Stella
left one life behind for another. Finding happiness in a new world,
Stella never thought anything could destroy her new life. Until a
package arrived containing a severed head. The threat was clear and
the stakes were high. Leaving her new life behind, Stella hoped her
choice would protect her loved ones.

 

 

Now
twelve years later, someone had discovered Stella’s identity.
People she loves are starting to die at the hands of a very cold and
calculated killer. Forced out of hiding, Stella moves fast to protect
her family. Can the Centaur Agency discover the identity of the
killer in time? Or will Stella lose everyone she has ever loved?

 

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The
Making of a Centaur
Centaur
Agency Book 3
 
Severely
beaten, “Lucky” wakes up with no memory of who she is or
where she came from. Rescued by the Centaur Agency, she sets out to
discover her identity. Plagued by violent flashbacks, she finds
herself afraid of the men around her. 

 

 

There
is one man though that makes her feel safe. However time is running
out for all of them. Will “Lucky” get her memories back in
time to stop a madman? Or will her past catch up with her, leaving
the most important person in her life to pay the price?

 

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I
am a wife and mother, who lives in a small Southeast Missouri town. I
am the author of the Centaur Agency series. Currently I am working on
book 3 in the series The Making of a Centaur which will publish in
July 2017. I also have plans for a vampire trilogy that I am working
on. I will be publishing the trilogy after I finish the 4 book
Centaur Agency series. From there I also am working on a Werewolf
series. So much planned with a little bit for everyone. 

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An innocent woman. A loyal agent to the Crown. A path of deception that tests the bonds of love

Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Why
the Earl is After the Girl
Ways
of Love Book 1
by
Tabetha Waite
Genre:
Historical Romance
277
pages
 
A
missing heirloom. A stolen inheritance. Can love conquer
mistrust?

 

 

Athena
Hawthorne never imagined that she would lose everything she’d ever
had. But after the death of her father, his prosperous jewelry store
is sold off to pay his supposed debts. Athena, now destitute, embarks
on a mission to discover the truth, but circumstances force her to
accept an offer from a handsome stranger to work as a governess.
She’s determined to clear her father’s name, but a certain earl is
making matters far more difficult than necessary. And she can’t be in
danger of losing her heart to a member of the aristocracy…

 

 

Orion
Ashcroft, the Earl of Rockford, is convinced that Athena is a
grasping thief who stole a priceless family heirloom, the rare
sapphire known as the Couleur Magnifique. When he offers her the
position of governess to his sister’s children, he only intends to
catch her in some nefarious scheme and get back the sapphire-his
grandmother’s dying wish. But he soon discovers that keeping his
distance-and his sanity-around the beautiful Athena isn’t as easy
as he’d planned. It certainly doesn’t help that his sister and his
best friend plead her innocence at every frustrating turn. Soon he’s
struggling between honoring his promise and his growing attraction to
Athena.

 

 

But
there’s danger closer than either expect. Even a masquerade can’t
hide Athena from the curiosity of the ton forever…and there’s a
threat hiding among the highest members of society…

 

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Where
the Viscount Met His Match
Ways
of Love Book 2
380
pages
 
Secrets.
Lies. And a second chance at love…

 

 

Torn
from the only man she’d ever loved by a tragic secret, Mara Miller
has traveled a long and difficult road. From poverty and the
workhouses, she’s finally made a life for herself as the owner of a
small haberdashery in London. With her companion, Big B, an African
slave she’d helped escape from a Brazilian slaver, she’s made a fresh
start. But when the past walks into her shop-in the form of the
ever-handsome Roarke Garrott, Viscount Eversleigh-Mara feels her
whole world crash to her feet. Thrust back into a web of lies,
deceit, and manipulation, Mara is forced to face the one man she’d
sworn to forget.

 

 

For
the past seven years, Roarke had sequestered himself in India to
mourn Mara’s death. Vowing to move on and put the past behind him, he
returns to London, only to find himself gazing into those beautiful
green eyes he believed he’d never see again. Now he’s found
her-
alive and
trying to deny who she was. A million feelings wash over him. Joy.
Fury. Heartbreak. He would have the truth from her-of where she’d
gone, and why-but when trouble from the past finds Mara and Big B,
the truth becomes secondary to saving Mara’s life. After just
learning that the woman he’d loved is alive, Roarke is not about to
lose her again…

 

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When
a Duke Pursues a Lady
Ways
of Love Book 3
 
An
innocent woman. A loyal agent to the Crown. A path of deception that
tests the bonds of love.
Lyra
Coventry, Lady Weston, has spent the past three years trapped in an
abusive and loveless marriage. But just when she believes she’s
free, she’s charged with the murder of her husband. With no one to
turn to for help, her judgment seems rather dire, until the Duke of
Albright comes forward to offer his aid. With no choice but to put
her trust in him, she doesn’t know that he has an ulterior motive
for helping her – to prove her guilty of treason. It isn’t until
the true villain comes to light that she discovers a strength she
never knew existed – and a love she never thought was possible.
Alister
Ayles, Duke of Albright, might be the subject of ton ridicule, but as
a highly respected agent for the Crown, he discovered a higher
purpose. However, when he’s faced with his toughest investigation
to date, he has to travel a difficult path. Years ago, he’d made a
mistake and let Lyra slip through his fingers. Now, he has a chance
to make it right by clearing her name. But when it comes down to a
test of loyalty, will he stand strong, or fall prey to his desires?
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Love series. Raised in Missouri by her paternal grandparents, she
always had a love of reading. Her early influences were the Gothic
romances of the 60s, the Janet Dailey Americana series, and “Midnight
Bride” by Kathleen Drymon. She continues to make her home in the
Midwest with her husband and two daughters.
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A handsome but perplexing stranger, a charming and attractive gentleman

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
“Sarah-with-an-H Richardson is an introverted people person who likes to make people laugh. She is the youngest daughter in a large family and loves being an aunt to 50 children.
 

 

She grew up running, exploring, and adventuring in the wild forests of Missouri, that will always hold a special place in her heart.
 
Sarah-with-an-H is a multi-faceted human being, who has as
much dark side as she has light (pun intended), and is nerdy, ridiculous, but a sincere, real human. One of her favorite quotes is: “”To be human is to be beautifully flawed””.
 
She is married, and she and her husband live in the country
in North-West Missouri with three fur babies.”

 

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A handsome but perplexing stranger. A charming and
attractive gentleman. Vyetta Redd must learn to navigate the unknown terrain of love and heartbreak before finding her fantasy of happily ever after.

 

 

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“Dearest Vyetta, I know you have doubts about who your
heart belongs to, and I cannot tell you how much I wish to know if I am that man. I have loved you from the moment I saw you…”
 
 
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Prophecy works with and against those who would heed it

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Choices
Meant For Gods
The
Choices Trilogy Book 1
by
Sandy Lender
Genre:
Fantasy
 
Not
even the gods noticed when Chariss was born with the mark of The
Protector. Now she and her wizard guardian seek shelter from a mad
sorcerer in a household not just full of secrets and false hope, but
watched by the god who will unwittingly reveal her role in an
impending war.

 

 


When
an orphan sets aside a lifetime of running and fear to accept the
responsibilities of guarding an arrogant deity, can she face the
trials in the prophecies she uncovers? Will Nigel Taiman of her
latest refuge dare to use his dragon heritage to bind her to his
estate or to help her in her duty?

 

 

Choices
Meant for Gods is without a doubt the freshest most engaging high
fantasy novel to come out in years and breathes new life into a tired
genre. The characters leap off the page and the plot is lightning
quick and deftly written with many layers that tease the mind and
imagination. Choices Meant for Gods is not a mere novel; it is a
gorgeous piece of written art. I can hardly wait for the second
book!”

 

Jamieson
Wolf, Linear Reflections

 

Author
of Hope Falls, Electric Pink,

 

Electric
Blue, and Garden City

 

 

In
Choices Meant for Gods, Sandy Lender takes her readers of fantasy
fiction by the hand and leads them through an exciting world filled
with sorcerers, gods, goddesses, dragons, and other mythical
creatures. Through the use of interesting characters and clever
dialogue (“Try not to think, Nicolas. You look so much more
handsome when you’re bewildered.”), she weaves a spell of magic
and fantasy. The only problem for the reader may occur at the end of
the book when they find themselves wanting more and discover they
will have to wait for book two!”

 

Gary
R. Hoffman, Author for Short Story

 

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Never Safe

 

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Choices
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The
Choices Trilogy Book 2
 
There’s
no doubt: Chariss is in danger. Her geasa is hampered by the effects
of a friend’s marriage. The dashing Nigel Taiman hides something
from her, yet demands she stay at his family’s estate where he and
her wizard guardian intend to keep her safe. But the sorcerer Lord
Drake and Julette The Betrayer know she’s there, and their
monstrous army marches that way.

 

 


When
prophecies stack up to threaten an arrogant deity, Chariss must
choose between the dragon that courts her and the ostracized kings of
the Southlands for help. Evil stalks her at every turn and madness
creeps over the goddess who guides her. Can an
orphan-turned-Protector resist the dark side of her heritage? Or will
she sacrifice all to keep her god-charge safe?

 

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Choices
Meant For All
The
Choices Trilogy Book 3
 
From
the foothills of the Freotho Mountains to the marble halls of
Mahriket, factions of deities rise to threaten not just Master
Rothahn’s crown, but all of Onweald’s people. The battles fan the
gates of the dark spirit world releasing demons of every species to
aid the enemy, but Emperor Nigel Taiman brings Malachi’s power to the
Arcanan Army’s camp in hopes of tipping the balance in his bride’s
favor. Dangerous times call for strange allies from all quarters. To
restore the geasa that will save the god she’s sworn to protect,
Amanda Chariss must escape the very Betrayer’s grasp and make choices
for the good of all. Does she have the will to sacrifice all that she
holds dear in the process? Dive into the action-packed conclusion of
the Choices trilogy to discover how prophecy works with and against
those who would heed it.
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Readers
will recognize Sandy Lender as the author of the 2007 fantasy novel
“Choices Meant for Gods” from ArcheBooks Publishing, but
the South Florida resident has been writing since she was knee high
to a grasshopper. At the early age of about six, Sandy entertained
the folks in her great grandmother’s apartment building in Southern
Illinois with ghost stories of squeaky spiders. Sandy won a
first-place award with that imagination when she wrote a sequel to
Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” during her school days
in the St. Louis area before earning a degree in English from Truman
State University in Kirksville, Missouri. That led to a career in
journalism where she’s worked for a variety of publications the past
23 years.

 

 


Today
she’s the editorial director of two construction magazines and
publisher of an avian publication. ArcheBooks has released the final
of the “Choices” trilogy, and a number of her YA novels
will get star treatment in 2016 and beyond. Sandy is also a sea
turtle conservationist. She has companion parrots and turtles in her
home who keep her hopping. It takes one ring on her cell phone to
discover she’s remained obsessed with Duran Duran since 1984. She’s
beaten cancer twice, but still battles the IRS. To begin 2016
properly, she welcomes readers to share in the conclusion of
Chariss’s epic story in “Choices Meant for All.”

 

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He’ll Never Let You Go…

Friday, September 8th, 2017
Pretend You’re Safe
by Alexandra Ivy
Genre: Romantic Suspense
He Sees You
First came the
floods. Then came the bodies. The victims—strangled, then buried
along the shores of the Mississippi—have finally been unearthed,
years after they disappeared. He remembers every satisfying kill . .
. each woman’s terror and agony. But there’s only one he truly
wanted. And fate has brought her within reach again . . .
He Knows You
Jaci Patterson was
sixteen when she found the first golden locket on her porch. Inside
were a few strands of hair wrapped around a scrap of bloodstained
ribbon. Though the “gifts” kept arriving, no one believed her
hunch that a serial killer was at work. Now Jaci has returned home .
. . and the nightmare is starting once more.
And He’ll Never
Let You Go
Back then, Rylan
Cooper was an arrogant deputy sheriff convinced that Jaci was just an
attention-seeking teen. It was a fatal mistake. There’s a murderer
in their midst, someone determined to settle old scores and keep
playing a twisted game. And it won’t end until Jaci is his forever
. . .
“Alexandra Ivy
gives readers a nice balance of romance and suspense in her
fast-paced, well-plotted novel.” –Kat Martin, New York
Times 
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bestselling author of romantic suspense,
paranormal and erotic romance. She has also written Regency
historicals under the name Deborah Raleigh. A five-time RT Book Award
Finalist, Ivy has received much acclaim for her Guardians of
Eternity, ARES Security, Immortal Rogues and Sentinels series. She
lives with her family in Missouri and can be found online
at AlexandraIvy.com.
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