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No matter who dares you, no matter what lures you, do not go in the spooky old house…

Monday, June 17th, 2019
Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to
pay the bills she has waited tables, delivered newspapers, cleaned other
people’s houses, taught school, and had a stint as a secretary in a rock-n-roll
radio station. She also worked as a 911 operator and a police dispatcher. 


Her fiction began to win awards during her college days. Since then she’s
published several short stories, novels, and novellas. She’s always reading and
always writing, but even if she never sold another story, Ann would not stop
writing. For her it’s a necessity, like breathing. Most of the time, it even
keeps her sane.

 

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No matter who dares you, no matter what lures
you, do not go in the spooky old house…
 


When a small planes crashes behind Jase’s rural home, the ghost of the pilot
begins to haunt him. Jase can’t figure out what to do until the day he sees his
classmate, Stevie-girl, enter the legendary haunted house. That’s when he
decides if anyone can help him solve the mystery, she’s the one. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It was the late 60s. The Beatles had washed across America like a
British tsunami, Vietnam was a grainy, green and black dose of unreality on the
evening news, a bunch of hippies had taken over San Francisco, and there was a
heck of a rainstorm pouring down on Woodstock. But I didn’t know all that then.
I was a little bit lost, looking for something. I swear I didn’t go looking for
a ghost…well, okay, maybe I did. But I didn’t expect to find one. Heck, I was
just a kid. I didn’t expect much of anything.
 

 

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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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Her newly released power starts drawing attention from life-draining, telepathic, Mindworms and alien scientists obsessed with abducting humans

Sunday, May 26th, 2019
Cursing
Angie
Faust Series Book 1
by
Lynne Murray
Genre:
Urban Fantasy 
 
The
day she killed her boss…

 

 

Everything
changed.

 

 

She
never laid a hand on him to take his life. She didn’t have to.

 

 

As
her boss lies on the floor with a dozen witnesses staring and
paramedics working in a futile effort to save him, a mysterious
stranger approaches Angie with a bizarre offer.

 

 

It’s
a job with the ExtraTerrestrial Protection Agency, a secret
organization. Can Angie trust a group whose very existence is ultra
classified?

 

 

She
has to decide in a hurry because her newly released power starts
drawing attention from life-draining, telepathic, Mindworms and alien
scientists obsessed with abducting humans. Most terrifying of all,
she’s stalked by one of the most fearsome predators in the
galaxy.

 

 

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you loved Men in Black or Ilona Andrews’ Innkeeper Chronicles
series, buckle up for a wild ride with Angie Faust in Cursing. Get it
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Lynne
Murray was born in Illinois, but she grew up in transit due to her
father’s work with the military. She’s lived in Texas, Alaska,
Florida, Washington state, and Southern California, before landing
and staying in San Francisco.

 

 

Lynne
writes the kind of books she loves to read. Those usually feature a
lot of action, quirky characters and supernatural attitude. She just
might read anything that isn’t tied down, but some of the books that
have to be restrained also make it onto her list. Her favorite
authors include Illona Andrews, Faith Hunter, Patricia Briggs, Kim
Hamilton, Terry Pratchett and T.H. White.

 

 

She
now lives and writes and stares out the window at the ocean with a
group of rescue cats, who rescue her right back with heroic feats of
purring.

 

 

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If you were here, I would tell you about what I saw

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

 

 

Born just outside of Rome, Flavia
Brunetti grew up bouncing back and forth between Italy and California,
eventually moving back to the Eternal City and confirming her lifelong commitment to real gelato. 


Flavia holds a Master of Arts degree in Government and Politics from St. John’s
University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from John Cabot
University.
Today she travels the world working for an international humanitarian organization and spends her free time writing and wandering around her beloved Roma in constant search of bookstores and the perfect espresso. 



You can find her city blog on Rome at whichwaytorome.com and her portfolio of published writing at flaviinrome.com.
 
 
Until her dad died, Little considered herself a Californian. Now, thanks to half a letter, a symbol she can’t quite
remember, and writer’s block, she finds herself back in Italy, the country of her birth. In a headlong rush to return to her beloved San Francisco, Little
will travel throughout Italy, enlisting the help of the aunt who raised her, friends old and new, and the country itself, in her search for the answers she
needs.
 

This is the powerful story of those in search of a balance between wanderlust and the necessity to come home, a reminder that although we may be fragments, we are never a lost cause.
 
 
 
 
 
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If you were here, I
would tell you about what I saw, and I would say,
Papà, I think Italy is an artery. Jarring in its incredible ability
to become lifeblood not just for the people who are from here, but also for the
people who only come for a little while, or who have never been here at all but
dream of it nonetheless. If Italy is blood, then it is the vibrant color of
that which has gathered oxygen and will sweep from the heart to the entire
being. An arterial nation.

 

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Jake Wolfe is a flawed man who has a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
Vigilante
Assassin
Jake
Wolfe Book 2
by
Mark Nolan
Genre:
Thriller
 
Every
marriage has a secret, but this one is deadly. Lauren Stephens wakes
up to find her husband, Gene, has vanished during the night. His
phone is dead. Desperate, she hires Jake Wolfe and his war dog, Cody.
They search the house and discover something so disturbing that Jake
won’t allow Lauren near it. “No, if you see this, there is no
unseeing it.”

 

 

Lauren
thought she had it all: a loving partner, two great kids, a
successful business, and a beautiful home in the San Francisco hills.
But all of that is about to come crashing down, due to a missing
husband, a hidden past, and a frightening secret that will shock a
trusting wife to the core. Gene has enemies, and now they want
something from Lauren.

 

 

Jake
Wolfe is a flawed man who has a habit of being in the wrong place at
the wrong time. He wants to leave his secret, violent past behind
him, but when Lauren and her children are threatened, his protective
instinct takes command. Jake soon finds himself involved in a
dangerous conspiracy, targeted for death, and engaged in battle with
a powerful, unseen group who will stop at nothing to get what they
want.

 

 

Jake’s
going to have to think fast and fight hard to protect Cody, Lauren
and her kids.

 

 

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Assassin is “Jake Wolfe book two” in the ongoing series. It can
be read as a stand-alone, or you can start with book one, titled:
Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie.

 

 

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A
mysterious killer who calls himself The Artist is assassinating
wealthy lawyers in San Francisco. When war veteran Jake Wolfe
accidentally takes his picture during a murder, The Artist adds Jake
to his kill list and he becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and
mouse that only one of them can survive. How far would you go to
protect your loved ones from a killer? Jake wants to leave his top
secret, violent past life behind him. But the reluctant, flawed hero
can’t ignore his duty and his personal moral compass.

 

 

This
gripping thriller is full of suspense, plot twists and surprises. It
features a cast of interesting characters, including several
strong-willed women, two wise-cracking San Francisco Police Homicide
Inspectors, one highly intelligent dog, and a philosophical killer
who shares Jake’s admiration for Van Gogh paintings but still plans
to kill him anyway. As Jake gets closer to unraveling a merciless
conspiracy, his life gets turned upside down and the danger level
increases, adding to the growing suspense. This entertaining
page-turner starts out as a murder mystery and then shifts gears into
a high-speed action thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride
to the riveting ending. A good read for those who enjoy mysteries,
suspense, action and adventure, vigilante justice, unique characters,
witty dialogue and a little romance too. Now on sale in over a dozen
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Nolan is the author of Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie, and the sequel,
Vigilante Assassin. Right now he’s busy writing Jake Wolfe Book 3. He
also tries to make time every day to answer emails from readers. You
can reach him and subscribe to his newsletter at marknolan.com.

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Is Ethan Smith friend or foe? Enemy or lover?

Friday, June 30th, 2017

 

 

When she was in Paris, Kimberley Montpetit spent most of
her souvenir money at the La Patisserie shops with their beautiful and
delicious pastries. She grew up in the fabulous city of San Francisco, loves all
things chocolate, and now lives in a small town along the Rio Grande with her
engineer husband and three sons.

 

She once stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland and
didn’t sleep a wink, sailed the Seine in Paris, rode a camel in the ancient
world wonder of Petra, shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and spent the
night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria.Kimberley also writes Award-winning Middle-Grade novels with Scholastic and
Young Adult novels with Harpercollins under the name, Kimberley Griffiths
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After being left at the altar on her wedding day,
businesswoman Allie Strickland returns to her hometown to heal her broken heart.
But Heartland Cove County is a small town of Victorian homes and quirky,
gossiping citizens.
Grieving the trauma of her ex-fiancé’s betrayal and overwhelmed by her clingy
mother, Allie rents the first available house she can find. But on the very first
night, Allie’s peace is violated by an unexpected intruder who breaks into the
house while she’s taking a bubble bath. An intruder using an alias with old
ties to Heartland Cove.Forced by unusual circumstances to share the same rental house, Allie’s
suspicions of the man grow—even as she finds herself attracted to him. But is
Ethan Smith merely a magazine freelancer on assignment—or an undercover spy for
the mayor who wants to ruin the charming town by running a new highway through
for his own profit?Is Ethan Smith friend or foe? Enemy or lover?
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It was
the perfect day for a wedding. After months of trying on wedding gowns,
ordering invitations, and searching every bridal boutique in Toronto for the
perfect shoes, Allie Strickland was ready to walk—maybe even run—down the aisle
of the church and into Sean Carter’s waiting arms.
          That morning Allie had taken her big
fat red marker and made an X on the calendar.
“Mrs. Sean Carter, here I come,” she
whispered as she capped the pen and tossed it inside a packing box. 
During five years of dating, she and Sean had
gone through grad school together, first jobs, saving money, and now Sean was
climbing the ladder to become a partner with Learner & Associates Law Firm.
She sent a text to Sean and then stared out
the window in an effort to settle her nerves. With her brother Jake at the
wheel and the car full of her mother, her sister Erin, and best friend Marla on
their way to the Episcopal Church, Allie went over her luggage in the trunk,
packed for fun, sun, and the beach.
Three bikinis; red, black, and purple.
Slinky dresses for candlelit dinners.
Five pairs of shoes, including a pair of
running shoes.
Lingerie and toiletries.
She couldn’t wait to get on that plane to Bermuda tomorrow and leave work and
stress and family behind.
Seven perfect days with Sean. Finally,
finally, finally.
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