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time is running out for Sara to unravel the mystery before anyone else falls victim to the illness

Monday, February 4th, 2019
Dream
Student
The
Dream Doctor Mysteries Prequel
by
J.J. DiBenedetto
Genre:
Paranormal Mystery
 
Sara
Barnes has her life totally under control. All she has to worry about
is college exams, Christmas shopping, applying to medical school–and
what to do about the cute freshman who has a crush on her. And
everything is going according to plan, until the night she starts
dreaming other people’s dreams.

 

 

It’s
bad enough that every night is a theater of her friends’ and
classmates’ secret fantasies. Worse yet are the other dreams, the
dark ones featuring a strange, terrifying man committing unspeakable
crimes.

 

 

As
the nightmares increase, Sara’s life becomes a blur of waking and
sleeping, of terror and urgency. Because if she was given this
dream-sharing gift for a reason, it must be to stop the killer madman
she’s come to know all too well. But how can she stop him when she’s
just a student, and they’re only dreams?

 

 

Dream
Student
 is
the thrilling prequel to the Dream Doctor Mysteries.

 

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Dream
Doctor
The
Dream Doctor Mysteries Book 1
 
Between
adjusting to life as a newlywed and trying to survive the first month
of medical school, Sara Alderson has a lot on her plate. She
definitely doesn’t need to start visiting other people’s dreams
again. Unfortunately for her, it’s happening anyway.

 

 

Every
night, she sees a different person and a different dream. But every
dreamer has one thing in common: they all hate Dr. Morris, the least
popular professor in the medical school, and they’re all dreaming
about seeing him – or making him – dead.

 

 

Once
again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a
murder before it happens. But this time, there are too many suspects
to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris
every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers do.

 

 

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Dream
Child
The
Dream Doctor Mysteries Book 2
 
Dr.
Sara Alderson can deal with eighty-hour workweeks as a resident at
Children’s Hospital. Dealing with crises in the Emergency Room or
the OR is second nature to her. But now she faces a challenge that
all of her training and experience hasn’t prepared her for: Lizzie,
her four-year-old daughter, has inherited her ability to see other
people’s dreams.

 

 

After
Lizzie befriends a young boy on a trip to Washington, DC, and then
wakes up in a panic that night because of a “bad funny dream,”
Sara knows exactly what it means: her daughter is visiting the boy’s
dreams. Complicating matters is the fact that the boy’s father is a
Congressman, and he’s dreaming about a “scary man in a big black
car” threatening his Daddy.

 

 

Unraveling
a case of political corruption and blackmail would be hard enough for
Sara under the best of circumstances. But when she has to view
everything through the eyes of a toddler, it may be an impossible
task.

 

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Dream
Family
The
Dream Doctor Mysteries Book 3
 
Dr.
Sara Alderson didn’t think she had a problem in the world, when she
walked into the office for her first day as a partner in her own
medical practice. And then the police showed up and arrested her for
a crime she couldn’t possibly have committed. Twenty four hours
later, after a horrifying day and night in jail, Sara comes home a
different – and completely broken – woman.

 

 

Clearing
her name is her first challenge, but that’s nothing compared to the
task of rebuilding her shattered psyche. And the only way she can do
that is with the help of the supernatural dreams, the same dreams
that have nearly cost Sara her sanity – and almost got her killed –
in the past.

 

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Waking
Dream
The
Dream Doctor Mysteries Book 4
 
After
nearly a decade of visiting other people’s dreams, Sara Alderson
thought she had made peace with her supernatural gift. Until one
night, while watching her husband dream, she saw someone else
watching him, too: a mysterious woman in a red dress.

 

 

The
woman in red keeps appearing in the dreams of Sara’s husband and
his co-workers. Sara doesn’t know if this mystery woman is trying
to steal her husband, drive him mad or something even worse. All she
does know is that now she has something she never imagined: a
nemesis. And the only thing more dangerous than a nemesis who shares
her ability to step into other people’s dreams, is one who knows
far more about that ability and how to control it than Sara does.

 

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Dream
Reunion
The
Dream Doctor Mysteries Book 5
 
Dr.
Sara Alderson is heading back to college for her ten-year class
reunion. Her husband and two of her children are coming with her –
and so are her supernatural dreams.

 

 

One
of her old classmates is becoming more frantic with every passing
night. Sara can’t see his face, but she can see everything else in
his dreams, and he’s coming closer and closer to committing a
desperate act to try and save his business. Sara’s the only one who
can save him, and his family – if she can figure out who he is and
what he’s planning in time.

 

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Dream
Home
The
Dream Doctor Mysteries Book 6
 
Dr.
Sara Alderson thought she was securing her and her family’s future
when she moved them to a small town in New York and took a job as
Chief of Pediatrics at the local hospital. Unfortunately, things
aren’t going quite according to plan. For one thing, she has
enemies at work who resent her from the moment she sets foot in the
hospital.

 

 

For
another, she’s visiting the dreams of an old man who’s seeing
nightly visions of a storm that will wipe out the entire town. He’s
convinced that the visions are true – and as winter closes in, Sara
is starting to think he might be right.

 

 

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Dream
Vacation
The
Dream Doctor Mysteries Book 7
 
Thanks
to her unique ability to step into other people’s dreams, Dr. Sara
Alderson has solved murders, unraveled conspiracies and saved lives.
But when a crisis hits close to home, even her supernatural gift
might not be enough to avert disaster.

 

 

On
a family vacation to Paris, Sara’s fifteen-year-old daughter Grace
disappears without a trace. The only way to find her is through
Sara’s dreams. But her gift has taken an unwanted vacation, and
without it, Sara has no idea how to rescue Grace. In a foreign city,
with no clues, and her dreaming talent failing her for the first
time, Sara must figure out another way to find Grace before it’s too
late.

 

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Fever
Dream
The
Dream Doctor Mysteries Book 8
 
 
Dr.
Sara Alderson isn’t used to her patients dying for no reason. When
a young boy succumbs to a mysterious illness that defies all her
efforts to treat it, she refuses to accept defeat.

 

 

After
two months of questions, Sara has attracted the attention of powerful
people who don’t want their secrets uncovered, and will go to any
lengths to make sure they stay hidden.

 

 

Now,
time is running out for Sara to unravel the mystery before anyone
else falls victim to the illness. And before her career, her family
and her freedom are taken from her by enemies she doesn’t even know
she has.

 

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Dream
Wedding
The
Dream Doctor Mysteries Book 9
 
It
ought to be a joyful time for Dr. Sara Alderson. Her daughter,
Lizzie, is about to graduate college, and marry her longtime
boyfriend. But the family’s happiness is shattered when a drunk
driver seriously injures her teenage son in a hit-and-run
accident.

 

 

Now,
instead of planning her daughter’s wedding, Sara must fight to save
her son’s life. And when she discovers who the drunk driver was –
someone she thought was a colleague and a friend – she has to fight
her desire for revenge. Because Sara knows she has the power to visit
the driver’s dreams, and in those dreams, she holds the power of
life and death.

 

 

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Dream
Fragments:
Stories
From the Dream Doctor Mysteries
 
The
novels don’t tell the whole story!

 

 

Readers
of the Dream Doctor Mysteries know that Sara and her family have a
very busy life outside the pages of the ten Dream Doctor Mysteries,
and here’s your chance to peek into it.

 

 

Twelve
stories are included in this collection, and you’ll discover what
happened on Sara’s final Spring Break of college; Lizzie’s first
day of school; Betty and Howard’s first trip out of the country;
and much more!

 

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J.J.
DiBenedetto is author of the Dream Series and the Jane Barnaby
Adventures and lives in Arlington, Virginia with the love of his life
and a white cat who rules the roost. 

 

 

His
passions are photography, travel, the opera, the New York Giants, and
of course writing.

 

 

Mr.
DiBenedetto is devoted to writing books with a sense of mysticism to
entertain and perhaps invite his readers to suspend belief in a way
they might never have.

 

 

Since
he was very young , he has always been intrigued with the
supernatural and things that can’t be explained rationally.

 

 

By
always asking way too many questions, it piqued his interest to the
point of setting his writing off and running when he grew up! All the
curiosity building up all those years were finally getting put into
words to captivate readers. And it hasn’t ended. His main goal is to
share all the stories he has inside, putting pen to paper. And that’s
how the Dream Series was born.

 

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Who is it and why are they following her?

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

 

Kloe and Gavin have decided to see the world and first stop is Paris, France. As they start their journey they find other vampires and werewolves are not as accepting of their relationship as their family was.

As a pack of wolves follows them around the city until they inadvertently cross paths. Both being suspicious of each other they finally find a way to break the ice. Although the Paris wolf pack isn’t totally convinced what Kloe and Gavin intentions are they allow then into their pack after others reject their relationship. Have they found a home on their journey when it’s only started?

There are others in Paris who see Kloe as a threat and will go to great lengths to remove her from the streets of this beautiful city. They are following Kloe everywhere she goes but who is it and why are they following her but most importantly why do they fear her?

 

 

 

Author of Paris Moon and London Moon, the first two books in the Kloe & Gavin Adventures Series. Also soon to be released Edge of Night Trilogy. She is is a paranormal/supernatural, romance/thriller and sci-fi author.Currently living in the rainy state, Washington State, when not spending time with her family and friends, you can find her writing, or be contributing to the indie author community. She is known to be deeply immersed in helping new authors, also making book teasers, book covers or just giving helpful advice she loves what she does.

 
 

 

 

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A ritual of dark magic that will consume her soul . . .

Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Waking
the Ancients
Nemesis
of the Gods #2
by
Catherine Cavendish
Genre:
Horror
 
Egypt,
1908
University
student Lizzie Charters accompanies her mentor, Dr. Emeryk
Quintillus, on the archeological dig to uncover Cleopatra’s tomb.
Her presence is required for a ceremony conducted by the renowned
professor to resurrect Cleopatra’s spirit—inside Lizzie’s body.
Quintillus’s success is short-lived, as the Queen of the Nile dies
soon after inhabiting her host, leaving Lizzie’s soul adrift . . .
Vienna,
2018
Paula
Bancroft’s husband just leased Villa Dürnstein, an estate once
owned by Dr. Quintillus. Within the mansion are several paintings and
numerous volumes dedicated to Cleopatra. But the archeologist’s
interest in the Egyptian empress deviated from scholarly into
supernatural, infusing the very foundations of his home with his dark
fanaticism. And as inexplicable manifestations rattle Paula’s
senses, threatening her very sanity, she uncovers the link between
the villa, Quintillus, and a woman named Lizzie Charters.
And
a ritual of dark magic that will consume her soul . . .
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Nemesis
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DESTINY
IN DEATH

 

 

Egypt,
1908

 

 

Eminent
archeologist Dr. Emeryk Quintillus has unearthed the burial chamber
of Cleopatra. But this tomb raider’s obsession with the Queen of
the Nile has nothing to do with preserving history. Stealing sacred
and priceless relics, he murders his expedition crew, and
flees—escaping the quake that swallows the site beneath the desert
sands . . .

 

 

Vienna,
1913

 

 

Young
widow Adeline Ogilvy has accepted employment at the mansion of Dr.
Quintillus, transcribing the late professor’s memoirs. Within the
pages of his journals, she discovers the ravings of a madman
convinced he possessed the ability to reincarnate Cleopatra. Within
the walls of his home, she is assailed by unexplained phenomena:
strange sounds, shadowy figures, and apparitions of
hieroglyphics.

 

 

Something
pursued Dr. Quintillus from Egypt. Something dark, something hungry.
Something tied to the fate and future of Adeline Ogilvy . . .

 

 

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Following
a varied career in sales, advertising and career guidance,

Catherine Cavendish i
s now the full-time author of a number of
paranormal, ghostly and Gothic horror novels, novellas and short
stories. She was the 2013 joint winner of the Samhain Gothic Horror
Anthology Competition, with Linden Manor, which was featured in the
anthology What Waits in the Shadows. Cat’s novels include The
Pendle Curse, Saving Grace Devine, and Dark Avenging Angel. She lives
with her long-suffering husband and black (trainee) cat. They divide
their time between Liverpool and a 260-year-old haunted apartment in
North Wales. 

 

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Some places were never meant to be visited

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Portraits
in Flesh
by
M W Brown
Genre:
Supernatural Thriller
 
Annabelle
has discovered she can instantly transport herself to the destination
on her satnav. Although ghost like when she travels, her remarkable
ability takes her from England to France, Croatia and beyond.

 

 

As
Annabelle explores her potential it puts her life and the lives of
those she loves in danger and leads her into the path of an enigmatic
and intelligent serial killer.

 

 

What
will he do if he discovers Annabelle’s ability?

 

 

Some
places were never meant to be visited.

 

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W Brown likes to sneak away and travel to planet Bowie to write
horror, supernatural thrillers and anything dark that pops into the
imagination en route. Ziggy, Aladdin and the Thin White Duke supply
copious amounts of coffee while keeping the mood suitably twisted.
While on planet earth, M W Brown wanders around in the middle of the
UK and, when not working, can be found people watching and searching
for the elusive ‘normal person’ to study and dissect. 

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Three surprise residents: true spirits of the past, who didn’t cross over as expected

Friday, March 30th, 2018
Inn
the Spirit of Legends
Spirits
of Texas Book 1
by
Becki Willis
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
 
From
the author of 
The
Sisters, Texas Mystery Series
 and Forgotten
Boxes
,
comes an intriguing new book series, the 
Spirits
of Texas Cozy Mysteries.
 
When
the tiny hamlet of Hannah, Texas goes up for auction, Hannah Duncan’s
fun-loving uncle sees it as the perfect gift for her thirtieth
birthday. After all, what’s more fun than a town bearing your own
name? 
Nestled
in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the ‘town’ isn’t much –
a dozen or less buildings in various stages of disrepair-but it
comes with a dedicated pair of caretakers, a menagerie of farm
animals, a surprisingly generous trust fund, enough stipulations to
make her head spin, and a handsome but maddening attorney to oversee
the handling of the estate.
Originally
a stagecoach stop, Hannah, Texas resolves around the historic and
rather charming Spirits of Texas Inn. The old inn
comes with a colorful past, the mystique of hidden treasure, loyal
guests who still book summer vacations there, and three surprise
residents: true spirits of the past, who didn’t cross over as
expected. 
Now
Hannah has her hands full, coming to terms with her unexpected status
as an innkeeper, adjusting to life in the country, fighting her
attraction to attorney Walker Jacoby, plus dealing
with ghosts! 
To
top it off, two fortune hunters arrive to search for the hidden
treasure, and they don’t care who stands in their way. They’ll
stoop to any means-including murder-to get their hands on the
legendary stash of gold.
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miss out on the excitement, right from the beginning. Book your visit
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Willis, best known for her popular The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series
and Forgotten Boxes, always dreamed of being an author. In November
of ’13, that dream became a reality. Since that time, she has
published eleven books, won first place honors for Best Mystery
Series, Best Suspense Fiction and Best Audio Book, and has introduced
her imaginary friends to readers around the world. 

 

 

An
avid history buff, Becki likes to poke around in old places and learn
about the past. Other addictions include reading, writing, junking,
unraveling a good mystery, and coffee. She loves to travel, but
believes coming home to her family and her Texas ranch is the best
part of any trip. Becki is a member of the Association of Texas
Authors, the National Association of Professional Women, and the
Brazos Writers organization. She attended Texas A&M University
and majored in Journalism.

 

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If only she knew who was working with the thieves and who she can trust in this high-stakes game of finders keepers

Sunday, March 25th, 2018
Finders
Keepers
The
Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 1
by
J.J. DiBenedetto
Genre:
Light Suspense Thriller
230
pages
 
All
archaeology student Jane Barnaby had to do was deliver a box of
pottery shards to her professor at his dig site, along with his new
car. Yes, his office was in Oxfordshire, and his dig site was in
Spain, a trip of 1,400 miles across three countries and two bodies of
water. Still, it should have been simple.
That
is, until everything went wrong.
Now,
Jane has the wrong box and is being chased by thieves who want it and
aren’t particular about how they get what they want.
Add
to that, she’s picked up a pair of passengers who both claim they can
help her get her professor’s pottery back and return the artifacts to
their rightful owner. If only she knew who was working with the
thieves and who she can trust in this high-stakes game of finders
keepers.
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Losers
Weepers
The
Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 2
226
pages
 
Jane
Barnaby had everything going her way: a prestigious internship at the
Museum of Natural History, a fantastic Upper West Side sublet
apartment, and helping plan her newly-engaged college friend’s
wedding.
Until
a casual lunch with her friend’s fiancé set off alarm bells, and
sent her digging into the rabbit hole that is his past.

When
that rabbit hole leads Jane and her on-again, off-again boyfriend to
the English countryside, uncovering secrets dating back to World War
2, searching for priceless art treasures looted by the Nazis, and
fighting off the thieves who will kill to get those treasures for
themselves, will they discover the truth, or lose their lives?

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Brother’s Keeper

 

The
Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 3
175
pages
 
Jane
Barnaby has planned the perfect Christmas vacation. Her father and
his fiancé are joining her in Spain at her archaeological dig.
They’ll see her work, meet her mentor, and they’ll all enjoy a few
days of sunny Mediterranean beaches in the dead of winter.

 

 

 

But
it all falls apart when Jane’s annoying brother tags along and lands
in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
To clear her brother’s
name, all Jane has to do is chase a wily female con-artist across
Europe, catch her, and confront the woman and her accomplices. Oh,
and outwit an ex-KGB agent and his personal goon squad along the way.

 

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J.J.
DiBenedetto is author of the Dream Series and the Jane Barnaby
Adventures and lives in Arlington, Virginia with the love of his life
and a white cat who rules the roost. 

 

 

His
passions are photography, travel, the opera, the New York Giants, and
of course writing.

 

 

Mr.
DiBenedetto is devoted to writing books with a sense of mysticism to
entertain and perhaps invite his readers to suspend belief in a way
they might never have.

 

 

Since
he was very young , he has always been intrigued with the
supernatural and things that can’t be explained rationally.

 

 

By
always asking way too many questions, it piqued his interest to the
point of setting his writing off and running when he grew up! All the
curiosity building up all those years were finally getting put into
words to captivate readers. And it hasn’t ended. His main goal is to
share all the stories he has inside, putting pen to paper. And that’s
how the Dream Series was born.

 

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Is his jarring previous case making him paranoid?

Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Hollownton
Homicide
Anthony
Hollownton Series Book 1
by
Gretchen S.B.
Genre:
Supernatural Suspense
322
pages
 
There
more to the world than he has ever known…

 

 

When
homicide detective Anthony Hollownton is called to the scene of his
latest murder case he quickly becomes aware that something isn’t
quite right.

 

 

It
isn’t the gruesomeness of the scene.

 

 

It
isn’t the symbols written on the wall.

 

 

It
isn’t the image carved into the victim’s back.

 

 

It
is something else, something he can’t quite put his finger on,
something he doesn’t understand.

 

 

Then
his partner disappears, leaving Tony alone as the world begins to
unravel. As the body count rises Tony must scramble to adapt to this
new supernatural world. A supernatural world that wants nothing to do
with him and will shut him out at all costs. Until the killer’s
attention turns to Tony. Now he must work within the supernatural
community’s rules if he is going to come out of this case alive.

 

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Hollownton
Outsiders
Anthony
Hollownton Series Book 2
 
Life
was finally getting back to normal…almost

 

 

Two
months ago homicide detective Anthony Hollownton was forcibly thrown
into the supernatural world. A world that has been eerily silent ever
since.

 

 

His
partner is back but will never be the same. Talking about seeing
things Tony knows are real.

 

 

At
least it is the Fourth of July and patrolling the festivities should
be a cake walk.

 

 

Wrong.

 

 

A
mutilated body is stumbled upon and now it is all Tony can do not to
jump to supernatural conclusions. Is his jarring previous case making
him paranoid or is there more to this murder than meets the eye?

 

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is a Seattleite that loves her home. She has a day job as a Program
Coordinator a local university. She loves to read, write and create
characters. As well as knit and binge watch Netflix. She is also on a
sporadic book blog and internet radio show with some of her college
friends. She currently lives with her husband and their mischievous
Rotti mix, who always seems to find something new she shouldn’t be
chewing on.

 

Gretchen
loves to hear from her readers. So feel free to drop by!

 

 

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Somebody—or something—is taking them

Friday, October 20th, 2017
The
Bends
Kane
Montgomery #1
by
Bart Hopkins
Genre:
Supernatural Thriller
 
Marathon
is a quiet little Texas town, and it’s getting quieter.
 Kids
are vanishing, disappearing like tumbleweeds in the desert wind.
 

 

Somebody—or
some
thing—is taking them.


 

 

Action.
Adventure. Romance. Suspense. 
The
Bends
 is
supernatural
thriller
 rollercoaster
ride!


 

 

Recommended
for Fans of Blake Crouch, Stephen King, J.A. Konrath, and Dean
Koontz


 

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TOP TEN AUTHORS I LIKE

I’ve got this bad habit of making Top Ten lists for everything.

Naturally, as a wordsmith, books and authors are two categories I am wholly interested in. You’d think after four decades of life I would have a clearly defined set of favorite authors and books, lined up and ready to go. Except as my tastes change, and I read more books, my TOP TEN AUTHORS list changes, too. Not too much. Just a little here and there. And sometimes I drop someone and then add them right back. Or I find a new favorite and rip through fifteen of their books. The woes of a reader.

Narrowing down favorite books is pretty tough. I’ll do that another time. For now, here are my favorite authors. Drum roll please…

  1.  Charles Dickens

Coming in at #10 is Charles Dickens. While some kids despised being forced to read Dickens in high school, I secretly loved it. Dickens knew how to tell a story, and his writing was beautiful in a flowery, slightly overly wordy kind of way. Word Nerds Unite!

  1.  Nelson Demille

DeMille is one of the top writers in thriller & cop books, which is probably my favorite genre to read since I reached what I loosely call adulthood. The John Corey books are dynamite, especially if you’re into wisecracking and politically incorrect main characters.

  1.  James Michener

Michener was the master of research. He probably should have been named Google. He often traveled to places and did months of research before building a story around the historical facts.

  1.  Lee Child

Two words: Jack Reacher.

  1.  John Irving

I’ve always felt drawn to Irving’s writing. It’s quirky, and sometimes wordy like Dickens, but it’s got this hidden magic that I simply connect with.

  1.  John Grisham

Grisham is just a great writer. Period. The stories mostly revolve around lawyers and the lawyerly life, but hey … it works. Big time.

 

  1.  Robert Parker

I think I stumbled onto Parker at the recommendation of my dad. Once I bit into that first Spenser novel, I ripped through another twenty-five at an incredible pace. And the few westerns he did were the best. I only wish I’d discovered him sooner.

  1.  Harlan Coben

I had the pleasure of meeting Harlan Coben in 2015. What a down-to-Earth guy. I confessed to him that I’d never read one of his books. I only knew of his pending visit to Ramstein Air Base, in Germany, because I was tied into the library through our local writers’ group. He left such an impression that I ran out and grabbed one of his books the next day. Mr. Coben is one heck of a writer.

  1.  Ken Follett

Talk about beautiful, epic stories with history as the landscape. Pillars of the Earth, The Century Trilogy … all I can say is WOW!

  1. Stephen King

Yep, old Stephen King is my #1. He’s a dynamite writer and storyteller, as are the others on this list. So then:  why is King number one, and not one of these other fine yarn spinners? Fair or not, the answer to that will always be partially because he was the author that ignited the fire inside me as a reader, and his stories made me want to write stories of my own so that maybe I could make people feel that same magic.

And there you have it! My personal Top Ten Fave Authors, and probably my favorite top ten of all top tens. They aren’t any better or worse than YOUR top ten authors. Yours are yours, and mine are mine, and what brings author and reader together is something magical that’s different for everyone; it’s a personal affair.

*Honorable Mentions: Bret Easton Ellis, Hugh Howey, Blake Crouch, Donna Tartt, and Charles Bukowski.

Thanks for sharing time with me. Keep reading, world!

~ Bart

BIO
Bart
Hopkins is originally from Galveston, Texas, but has lived all over
the world during his 22 years in the Air Force.

 

 


He
was born in the middle of the 1970s, owned an Atari, and loves 80s
music. He can use a card catalog like nobody’s business.

 

 

Now,
Bart likes to travel, enjoys pretending he’s a photographer, and
shares as much time as possible with his beautiful wife and three
awesome children. They own a Westie Yorkie named Lulu … or maybe
Lulu owns them.

 

 

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Discover a magical world filled with fae, angels, elves, pixies and Vampire

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Claudette Melanson writes & edits in
Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband Ron and four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and an MA in Literature. She’s wished to be a Vampire since age five. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many books living inside her head.
 
In her spare time she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories….along with other great fiction. She is also very interested in good health and is an advocate of Ketogenic eating, using whole and natural foods. Her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee,
cashew flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours.
 
Future dreams include writing many more books and spending more time with her son Jacob. Her biggest dream is to make Universal Halloween Horror Nights a yearly event with hubby and son. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.
 
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The 3rd book in the 1st of several
trilogies featuring Maura & her family! 
 
Maura has never felt so alone in her life…nor has her existence ever been so overshadowed by peril… 
 
Not only do both her parents—her distant but loving mother and recently- returned father—remain absent from her life, but due to
the hideous error in judgement executed in collusion with her best friend, Valdamir, and adoptive sister, Susie, Maura has been cut off from the pair’s friendship and support, forbidden by both her father and the fallout from the dire outcome to see either of them. The heartbreak she suffers, brought on by the weight of these estrangements, is only intensified by the continued mysterious absence of her supernaturally-destined mate, Ron…whose disappearance delivers
grave consequences Maura would have never dreamed possible…
 
Despised by her vampire cousin, Aldiva, for reasons
Maura cannot yet comprehend, the young changeling will be forced to guard her back with every step, as she comes to realize this member of her vampire family would love nothing more than to bring about her demise. Aldiva’s wrath calls forth other members from both Vancouver covens, forcing them to rush to Maura’s aid—even though her father, their king, has expressly forbidden the other vampires to initiate contact with his daughter. Will her extended family on
Vancouver Island obey, abandoning Maura to her doom, or will they instead rebel against Maxwell’s wishes in order to save her life? 
 
In addition to the menace personified in her
unsolicited enemy, the unlikely vampire princess will find herself drowning as she is pulled down into the depths of a far more devastating crisis…one which may condemn her to a fate she considers much more undesirable than death. But in order to tear herself free from the deadly pull which is drawing her under,
Maura must enlist the help of her preternatural family, exposing her newfound friends to a danger none of them have ever had the misfortune to face before. Can she be saved or will the riptide drag Maura under…along with those she loves the most… 
 
In this third and final book of The Maura DeLuca
Trilogy, the first of several trilogies to come, the reader will delve even deeper into the secrets guarded by Maura’s father, the mystery of Ron’s role in her life and the identities of the mysterious Vancouver Island Coven members who have, up until now, remained hidden in the shadows. This trilogy rounds out
the segment of Maura’s life during which she discovers she is a member of The Born—a human destined to complete her transformation into a vampire! This series of young adult fantasy novels has been enjoyed by readers of nearly
every age and are found by them to be dramatically different from any other vampire books they have read in the past. Discover a magical world filled with fae, angels, elves, pixies and other enchanting creatures in addition to two families made up of some of the most likeable vampires—for the most part—to ever
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Snippet:
Millicent rested an elbow on the kitchen counter and watched me pour water and sprinkle grounds with an intense concentration she found comical. “Are you going to have some?” I asked, peering out of the corner of my eye at her as I pushed the brew button.


“Unlike your father, I am not in the habit of sipping at long-lost beverages. If I took anything to drink while visiting, My Dear, it would be you.”


I gasped before I could squash my alarm. She loved to come out with statements rife with shock-value just so she could laugh at my reactions. Although she did this often, I still hadn’t learned to quell my startled expressions, placing myself again and again at the mercy of her dark humor—a fitting element of her unique personality.


I tried to beat her at her own game. “Absolutely.” I affixed a warm smile in place and lifted my wrist to her. “Just a sip, okay?”


She called my bluff. “Oh! I was hoping you would grant me permission someday! You do smell delightful.” Millicent did take a sip of me, albeit a tiny one, but it earned her another deer-in-headlights-of-a-very-large-truck expression from me.


“Mmmmmm…” She licked her lips before throwing back her head and filling the kitchen with her dusky laughter. “Seriously, though, you taste very nearly like him.”


I took that as a compliment.

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Her job is never easy, but now it’s become downright deadly

Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Sin
Eater
The
Aria Knight Chronicles Book 1
By
Alesha Escobar and Samantha Lafantasie
Genre:
Fantasy, Paranormal
 
Aria Knight has an unusual set of skills: she will hold back the hounds of
Hell so you can fly toward the Pearly Gates, and she will wipe your
slate clean so that you don’t become karma’s bitch…for a price.

 

 


A
Sin Eater has to make a living in today’s world somehow.

 

 

But
when she’s called in the dead of night to perform her rite for a
recluse billionaire, she stumbles upon a murder scene, and the
evidence points to her.

 

 

In
an attempt to clear her name and uncover the true culprit, Aria is
forced to team up with a private investigator who’s possessed by
three spirits, and a handsome wizard who would rather see all Sin
Eaters like Aria go extinct.

 

 

Aria
knows her job is never easy, but now it’s become downright
deadly.

 

 

SIN
EATER is the first book of the Aria Knight Chronicles by USA Today
bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie and Alesha Escobar, author of
the bestselling Gray Tower Trilogy.

 

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I’m
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engaging stories, loveable (and not-so loveable) characters, and
expressing my creativity daily. I write fantasy with intriguing
characters, action-packed scenes, and always throw in a good dash of
humor and romance.
Science Fiction and Fantasy are
my favorite genres, but I also adore the classics (Shakespeare, Dante
Alighieri, etc.) and I have a soft spot in my heart for Victorian
poetry. You can geek out with me all-day every day over these
Some of my favorite contemporary
fantasy authors are George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan (rest in
peace), J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher (Dresden Files made me
love Urban Fantasy), and Ilona Andrews among others. I enjoy movies
and shows like Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, Arrow, The Flash, The
Avengers…there are too many to name!
I want to read more comics and
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the Hellblazer comics, by the way).
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The Angel Knight

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
The
Angel Knights
Prequel/Novella
by
Mary Ting
Genre:
Urban Fantasy
 
Michael
and Claudia’s decision to move back to Crossroads was to keep their
children safe, but they can’t escape who they are. Their children,
Zachary and Lucia, were destined to be demon hunters—Venators. From
the age they were able to hold a sword, they were trained to become
the best and to ensure they would become leaders one day.
All
is peaceful throughout the land until the Fallen and demons’
presences were felt in the between and on Earth. As the Venators
investigate these locations, they will quickly learn how dangerous
their lives are. Hearts will be broken. Teammates will lose their
lives. And they will face obstacles which will test their faith.
As
danger grows, the fear of fallen angels and demons regrouping has the
Divine Elders on pins and needles. Now, Zachary and Lucia, along with
Uncle Davin, must prepare themselves—mentally and physically—to
live on Earth to investigate where the focal point of evil resides
before it’s too late.
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The
Angel Knights Series Book 1
 
(HIGHLY
recommend to read prequel first–The Angel Knights)
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A
page turning mystery with a supernatural twist that entertains to the
last page! ~InD’tale Magazine

 

When
teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and
half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave
Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they
uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to
the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of
the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes
to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden
treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor
demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden
from him.
There
is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the
treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to
kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to
him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery,
the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural
beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences
aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As
they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they
have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.
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Blessed Knights
The
Angel Knight Series Book 2
 
Above
a small hill lay a home.
And
green men peer out under the dome.
Thirteen
crisscrossing arches behold,
with
angels singing must be told.
Cubes
like teeth thus showed,
pierce
one and the door shall glow.
Part
the sea like Moses,
to
see the bundle of red roses.
Only
then you shall see,
what
is destined to be free.

 

Eli,
Lucia’s half-demon love interest, has been stabbed with a
true-cross dagger and captured by Cyrus, master of the possessor
demons. The Chosen Knights must work together once again not only to
save Eli, but also to decipher a clue to find the second missing page
of Jacques de Molay’s journal. Meanwhile, Uncle Davin informs
Crossroads’ Divine Elders of the danger ahead and learns there is
much to fear. Countless children are being taken from all over the
world to be turned into demons. Michael, one of the Divine Elders,
has no choice but to intervene. The Chosen Knights track down Mortem,
the demon who is the key to finding Cyrus, and learn they must travel
deep into the pit of a Hawaiian volcano. When they astral travel to
the past in search of a clue and follow Jacques de Molay to Rosselyn
Chapel in medieval Scotland, what they find will rewrite history.
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Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California
with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making
jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by
chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother,
and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she
started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It
was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen
name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote
literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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Unsevered by Traci Sanders Pre-Written Guest Post

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Unsevered
by
Traci Sanders
Genre:
Romance, Supernatural
 
“Five
stars have never made me feel like this. Where are my Kleenex?”
Allaina Daniels

A
gripping story of love found, lost, and rediscovered in a magical
way.
Jewel
has met the man of her dreams … the one person with whom she’s
meant to spend eternity. Harley is charming, charismatic, and
although he can’t carry a tune in a bucket, he’s the most
gorgeous man she has ever laid eyes upon—especially in his U.S. Air
Force uniform.
Just
days after the couple returns from their honeymoon, Harley is called
to active duty in the Middle East. Jewel is heartbroken but
determined to adapt to her new life as a military spouse and support
her husband. Her plan is short-lived when Harley is killed in action
just days after his deployment.
Unable
to cope, Jewel withdraws from her family, friends, and the world
around her, until Harley visits her with a message from the beyond.
Will
Jewel surrender to the dark side to be with her true love, or will
she discover that sometimes people are put in our paths for reasons
beyond our understanding?
 
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Blast of the Dragon’s Fury

Monday, November 28th, 2016
The Andy Smithson series, set in the medieval times of King Arthur and filled with fantasy and supernatural is an allegorical juvenile fiction series of fantasy books for kids 9-12, teens and young adults which also includes unicorns. 
 

Blast of the Dragon’s Fury:
A Hilarious Dragon Epic Fantasy Book with Dragons
(Andy Smithson 1)
By L.R.W. Lee 

Genre: Teen, YA Fantasy

Video games don’t train you for real-world dragon fighting.
100+ five-star reviews. Experience it for yourself! 
Andy Smithson just found out how much the zap of a wizard’s curse can sting. But after an epically bad day, he finds wizards are the least of his problems.
An otherworldly force draws him to a medieval world where fire-breathing dragons, deranged pixies, and vengeful spirits are the way of things. Trading his controller for a sword of legend, Andy embarks upon an epic quest to break a centuries-old curse oppressing the land. It isn’t chance that plunges him into the adventure though, for he soon discovers ancestors his parents have kept hidden from him are behind the curse. 
Blast of the Dragon’s Fury is a coming-of-age, epic fantasy adventure featuring fast-paced action, sword fights, laugh-out-loud humor, with a few life lessons thrown in.
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Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning 
(Andy Smithson Book 2)

Ancient Secrets. The Alchemist’s Creed. What’s Andy Mixed Up In?
Resurrection stone? Almost. The Stone of Athanasia has kept the king and his wizard alive for over five-hundred-years, but a villain has stolen it, driving the pair to the brink of death. 
Andy must hunt down the Stone along with the next ingredient in the curse-breaking potion. But as Andy and his friend, Alden, scour the land, things get unbelievably weird when they visit Oomaldee’s ancient library and find a portrait that looks exactly like Andy. 
Andy holds the fate of the monarchy in his hands. But what fate do the library’s secrets hold forAndy?
Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning is the second novel in a coming-of-age, epic fantasy adventure featuring page-turning action, terrifying villains, and witty banter, mixed with tender exchanges that will grab your heart and make you beg for more. Author L. R. W. Lee’s Andy Smithson series continues to grow in scope and excitement in this second installment.
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Disgrace of the Unicorn’s Honor 
(Andy Smithson Book 3)

FINALIST in 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards!
 Twelve-year-old Andy discovers a mystery when his parents reveal his mom’s past. He is heartbroken when he realizes she will die when he breaks the curse unless he intervenes. Andy returns to Oomaldee to find unicorns in the land and he and his company soon embark upon a quest to retrieve the horn of a unicorn. But a seductive voice calls to Andy, tempting him to surrender the unicorn horn in exchange for a promise to preserve his mom. Will he jeopardize his ability to end the curse to save her?
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Resurrection of the Phoenix’s Grace 
(Andy Smithson 4)

When Andy landed back home, little did he realize the hunt Abaddon would initiate to capture and punish him for thwarting his plans for eternal life for yet a third time. Meanwhile, when Methuselah unexpectedly extends in Mom’s hand while in Texas, something it has never done for him, it triggers more revelations about her past. 
After a frustrating and, at times, terrifying year, Andy returns to Oomaldee and joins Hans’ quest to locate the only surviving heir to the throne of Cromlech. In the process, Andy and company discover the Giant’s Ring, the center of Cromlech’s healing powers, has been destroyed by Abaddon’s evil sorcerer. The situation grows dire when Andy finds that the phoenix who rose from that land millennia before has returned to be reborn and the evil mage has trapped her inside the decimated Ring. Without the freedom to collect the materials she needs to build a pyre, she will die. Andy knows failure is not an option for he needs a feather from this phoenix as the next ingredient to break the curse. Will Andy and his friends free the phoenix in time? Will they be able to fix the Ring and restore Cromlech’s healing powers? Will Andy collect a phoenix feather?
 
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Vision of the Griffin’s Heart 
(Andy Smithson 5)

The evil Abbadon, king of Oomladee’s northern neighbor Hadession, steps up his attacks on Andy and Mom at home in Lakehills, TX over the next year, unnerving Andy as he overhears speculation that Methuselah may no longer be able to defeat this nemesis. But why?
Over a year later, Andy arrives back in Oomaldee to tensions running high as more and more citizens are turned into zolt. But there’s more going on than meets the eye, for the effectiveness of Abaddon’s strikes reveal he’s getting inside information. Could there a spy in their midst? 
Despite the chaos, Andy receives a clue for the fifth ingredient needed for the curse-breaking potion, the claw of a griffin. There’s one not-so-small problem however–griffins guard the land of Carta’s gold and silver mines and don’t take kindly to humans. While away in Carta, fears over an imminent attack materialize and Abaddon with his new mage, Fides, enact a campaign of terror no one could have imagined!
 
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It’s coming November 23rd!

Wisdom of the Centaur’s Reason 
(Andy Smithson 6)

A powerful enemy. An irresistible bribe. One choice could change the world forever.
Standing on a precipice is very different than jumping off. Andy Smithson would know. For five years he’s collected ingredients for a curse-breaking potion, all the while knowing his actions will turn his world upside down the instant he succeeds. He wonders if he’s reached the point of no return when events at home reveal he may be part of something much bigger.
Andy returns to Oomaldee to find overrunning Castle Avalon and turning out the king’s court didn’t begin to satisfy Abaddon’s thirst for long-held vengeance on the land. No. The people must suffer…as he has, and he begins to reveal the true depths of his malevolent plan. 
The stakes go up when it comes time for Andy to hunt down the sixth ingredient, for Abaddon has put a bounty on the heads of Oomaldee’s monarchy. Will Andy succeed or will citizens betray him? One wrong choice will change the future of the kingdom.

 

Wisdom of the Centaurs’ Reason is the sixth novel in the Andy Smithson coming-of-age, fantasy series. If you like unexpected twists, exhilarating action, vengeful villains, and tales of intrigue, with tender moments that leave you begging for more, then you’ll love L. R. W. Lee’s latest entry in this epic adventure.
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L. R. W. Lee is the award-winning author of the Andy Smithson juvenile fiction series of epic fantasy books for kids 9 to 99 including teens and young adult, set in medieval times with knight, magic and mythical adventures. Her characters are young and fearless, but in real life L. R. W. can’t handle scary movies, Stephen King novels, or cockroaches. She knows she wouldn’t last long in one of her books. Nope. But give her a drink and a Hawaiian sunset and she’ll be just fine. 
She lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband. Their two children have flown the coop. One came to roost at Microsoft and the other in the Air Force.
 
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Are all roses red?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

J.B. Kantt, how long have you been writing? I have been writing for four years.

Tell us where you were born and where do you live now. I was born in the United States, on the east coast. I still live on the east coast.

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? I think any idea can be good enough to write a book about, as long as the author is willing to put in the work. I also think if an author is able make a good plot out of an idea, it’s good enough.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer? (more…)

Presumed Crossed Over a Paranormal/ghost story by Ica Iova. An Interview

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born in Romania, and I moved to Vancouver, Canada, in 1988.

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Wow that is different. What makes you passionate about writing?

We are all passionate about something. Writing is no different than any other passion. Most people—myself included—take the path most traveled and work for a paycheque, but being passionate about something, it’s curiosity, stepping out of that comfort zone, pushing your limits, filling that void that you knew was there all along.

I’ve had many jobs before, and I might add that I was successful at all of them, but it is writing that lights my fire and that makes my heart beat faster. When I sit down to ponder a new story, I don’t just want to create a story; I want to travel with my characters and create worlds that I wish existed.     (more…)