Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Ghost of a Chance: A #Paranormal #Romance by McKenna Dean

McKenna Dean has been an actress, a vet tech, a singer, a biologist, a teacher, and a dog trainer. She's also been a writer for many years under different names. Now she wants to try her hand at something completely new.

She likes putting her characters in hot water to find out how strong they are. Like tea bags, only sexier.

About the Book

At sixteen, Sarah Atwell walked away from her love of horses and a promising career as a competitive rider after discovering she’d inherited the family curse. Years later, her grandmother stunned everyone by leaving Sarah her horse farm—worth millions—but with conditions, Sarah might not be able to meet.

A former Redclaw agent, Casey Barnes retired when a security assignment went bad, killing his partner and leaving him as a partial amputee. His inner wolf is in hiding. He’s been living quietly as a horse trainer, but June Atwell’s death now pits him against her granddaughter for rights to the stable.

With both of them snowed in at the farm, a series of increasingly serious accidents draws Sarah and Casey closer together, but they each harbor secrets that might tear them apart.

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Monday, 29 July 2019

Mahoney: A #Historical #Fiction Novel by Andrew Joyce

Andrew Joyce left home at seventeen to hitchhike throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. He wouldn't return from his journey until years later when he decided to become a writer. Joyce has written seven books. His first novel, Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, was awarded the Editors' Choice Award for Best Western of 2013. A subsequent novel, Yellow Hair, received the Book of the Year award from Just Reviews and Best Historical Fiction of 2016 from Colleen's Book Reviews.

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About the Book

In this compelling, richly researched novel, author Andrew Joyce tells a riveting story of adventure, endurance, and hope as the Mahoney clan fights to gain a foothold in America.
In the second year of an Gorta Mhór—the Great Famine—nineteen-year-old Devin Mahoney lies on the dirt floor of his small, dark cabin. He has not eaten in five days. His only hope of survival is to get to America, the land of milk and honey. After surviving disease and storms at sea that decimate crew and passengers alike, Devin’s ship limps into New York Harbor three days before Christmas, 1849. Thus starts an epic journey that will take him and his descendants through one hundred and fourteen years of American history, including the Civil War, the Wild West, and the Great Depression.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Shadow Pact: A #Paranormal #Romance by Tally Adams

Tally Adams lives in Texas with her husband and four children (and one big, fat English bulldog). She's been writing all her life, realizing at a young age the characters just swirl around maddeningly in her head if she doesn't put them on paper. She began participating in adult writing competitions before she even hit her teens. Years later, she worked as a nurse and continued to write. Finally, she decided to move forward into the world of publication and share her imaginary friends with the world.

About the Book

On a quest to find her missing sister Amber, Emily finds herself in the middle of an age-old conflict between vampires and werewolves.  When she runs into trouble, Emily is rescued by an anomaly of the supernatural realm: the handsome vampire-werewolf hybrid, William. Now caught between two worlds, they must navigate the vampire and werewolf courts to try and save Amber, themselves, and whatever peace that remains between the feuding species. With countless dangers at every turn a twisted vampire queen, a bloodthirsty Coven, and a power-hungry werewolf king who will stop at nothing to dominate the magical world Emily's courage will be tested. She must become a part of a world she never knew existed to thwart plans of uprooting the reality she holds dear.

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Friday, 19 July 2019

The Field: A #YA #ScienceFiction Novel by Tracy Richardson

Tracy wasn’t always a writer, but she was always a reader. Her favorite book growing up was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. In a weird way, her life reflects the book through odd synchronicities. She has a degree in Biology like Mrs. Murry and without realizing it she named her children Alex and Katie after Meg’s parents. (Really, it was not intentional, because that would be weird)! Tracy uses her science background in her writing through her emphasis on environmental issues and metaphysics. Tracy lives in Indianapolis.

About the Book

Eric Horton sees fire. 

When he sleeps, he dreams of a world screaming in the midst of devastating explosions. These dreams terrify him, and as more strange happenings unfold around him, he's unable to shake the feeling that what he s seeing isn't just a dream. When a new student, Renee, appears in his science class, he could swear he's known her forever. But how could that be? As they get to know each other, he meets her father, who explains the experiments he's been conducting involving ''the Universal Energy Field'' and ''Collective Consciousness'' two things Eric has never heard of before. They seem to be tied to the idea that we are all connected by the same energy and are all more powerful than we realize. Eric begins to learn more about these groundbreaking concepts but can they be real?

As his life continues to shift and his knowledge of the Field increases, Eric will be tested beyond anything he's experienced before. He must decide whether he believes in that part of himself which ties him to the world around him, and he must access it or lose everything he s been working to keep.

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Thursday, 18 July 2019

Final Cycle: A Cozy #Mystery by Elaine Orr

Elaine L. Orr writes three mystery series. The Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series, set at the Jersey shore, has eleven books. The River's Edge series, set in rural Iowa, includes three books, and the Logland series (a police procedural with a cozy feel) has two with one the way. Two of her books have been finalists for the Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Awards. Elaine also writes plays and novellas. "Falling into Place" tells of a family's strength as a World War II veteran rises to the toughest occasion. Nonfiction includes "Writing When Time is Scarce." A member of Sisters in Crime, Elaine grew up in Maryland and moved to the Midwest in 1994.

About the Book

Marti and Nick have inherited The Bully Pulpit Diner in Logland, Illinois, and they've learned some customers are toxic. When Marti heads to the laundromat to retrieve clean linens, she finds the body of town grouch Louella Belle Simpson cycling through the dryer. Louella Belle has racked up a lot of ill will by constantly voicing her opinions on Logland inhabitants' weight and food consumption. Chief Elizabeth Friedman has few clues and little help from the alarmed Logland residents. When a second body turns up in the senior citizen apartment parking lot, it seems the killer wants to silence anyone who's a threat. And then someone goes after Skelly, the medical examiner who likes to needle the chief. As Elizabeth and the small Logland police force wade through suspects and clues, they learn some poignant facts that serve as a reminder of why we need to reach out to people who aren't easy to help. Join the eclectic mix of Logland characters as they try to solve a murder and celebrate Christmas. A good mystery for any time of year.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The Hunted Rise: A Dark #Romance #Suspense Novel by Elizabeth Stephens

Tough heroines & possessive Alphas solve mysteries, fight epic battles, and fall in love in Elizabeth's diverse romance & SciFi novels.

Elizabeth wrote her first SciFi saga when she was 11, and in 2015 finally translated her imagination to print in Population, an interracial post-apocalyptic romance. She has since published Saltlands, sequel to Population, and The Hunting Town, a dark, diverse romantic suspense, whose sequel will be released in 2019. In addition, The Rougarou, her young adult fantasy romance with new adult crossover appeal, was a finalist in the Tu Books New Vision Awards, which seeks to highlight authors and characters of color.

Elizabeth is an #ownvoices author who loves seeing underrepresented characters in her racy reads, and when she can't find them, writing them in herself. When she isn't writing away feverishly on her computer, she spends her time working as head of marketing for a Berlin-based technology company. To find out more about her projects and upcoming releases, or get in touch with Elizabeth directly, visit her website at www.booksbyelizabeth.com or find her on Twitter @estephensauthor.

About the Book

Drugs in a bag in a box. Hunters hunting. The hunted waiting.

When an unexpected murder brings the Russian mob down on their heads, five brothers brought together by the foster system will have to forge a bond deeper than blood if they want to stay alive, defend their town, and protect the women they love.

The Hunted Rise is an interracial romantic suspense featuring hunky alphas, tough as nails heroines, fast-paced action, steamy romance, and a diverse cast in a small town setting with a mafia twist. This book has multiple POVs and an HEA for two more brothers but should be read following part one, The Hunting Town.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Billionaire in Disguise: A Contemporary #Romance by Jenna Brandt

Jenna Brandt would love for you to follow her on Amazon. Just click the above follow button. She is a Christian historical fiction author and her books span from the Victorian to Western to modern times with elements of romance, suspense and faith.

She has been an avid reader since she could hold a book and started writing stories almost as early. Jenna has been published in several newspapers as well as edited for multiple papers and graduated with her BA in English from Bethany College where she was the Editor-in-Chief of her college newspaper. She's an on-going contributor for The Mighty Website and her first Blog was published on Yahoo Parenting and The Grief Toolbox as well as featured on the ABC News and Good Morning America websites.

Writing is her passion but she also enjoys cooking, watching movies, reading, engaging in social media and spending time with her three young daughters and husband where they live in the Central Valley of California. She's active in her local church where she volunteers on their first impressions team as well as writes for the church's creative team.

About the Book

A billionaire playboy banished to an island, a local girl trying to save her family's legacy. What happens when their worlds collide resulting in a fake marriage?

Ethan Winthrop has drifted through life, his billionaire trust fund making it easy for him to party his life away. But when his troublemaking girlfriend ends up causing a scandal unlike any Boston has ever seen, his father banishes him to an island of the coast of Maine to hide out while he cleans up the mess.

After the death of her parents, Nicole Hutton's goal has been to save the local Angel Island Lighthouse where both her grandparents and father lived. She hopes to keep it safe until one day she can be married there too, but when a sneaky developer tries to steal the property for a resort, Nicole has to find the money quickly. What she never expects was Ethan Winthrop to be the answer to her dilemma.

When they realize attraction simmers just below the surface, will they let it turn into something more? And what happens when the press and his ex find out where Ethan's hiding? Can they find a way to make their fake marriage real despite all the obstacles?

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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Midheaven: A #Christian #Fiction Novel by Ken Kuhlken

Some of Ken’s favorites are early mornings, the desert in spring, kind and honest people, baseball and other sports played by those who don’t take themselves too seriously, most kids, and films he and his Zoe can enjoy together.

He reads classic novels, philosophy, theology, and all sorts of mysteries. On his blog, he offers some hard truths and encouragement about living as a writer.

He has long been the author of novels, stories, articles, poems, and essays. Lots of honors have come his way, including a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship; Poets, Essayists and Novelist’s Ernest Hemingway Award; Private Eye Writers of America Best First Novel and Shamus Best Novel; and several San Diego and Los Angeles Book Awards.

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About the Book

Midheaven, Ken Kuhlken’s first novel, was originally published by Viking Press. The haunting story, set in and around the exquisite Lake Tahoe basin, is told through the mind of a precocious seventeen-year-old torn between her quest for God and her love for a man.

In the early 1970's, high school senior Jodi McGee turns from drugs and boys to Christ, but soon thereafter falls for her English teacher. As a result, tragedies test her will, her faith, and her sanity.

"The pace, clarity and assurance of Midheaven made it a pleasure to read." ~Anne Tyler, Chair of the Ernest Hemingway Award selection committee

"Kuhlken has, with Jodi, created a character new to us--the born again adolescent who’s in-the-know--and he provides her with grit and honesty." ~Kirkus Reviews

"Midheaven is one of those rare gems of a novel that sneaks up on you and nestles in your soul. I especially enjoyed the setting and character development. The sun-dappled mountains and cold water beauty of Lake Tahoe hold too many secrets for a teenage girl to bear. Jodi is a character you won't soon forget." ~Andy Straka, Novelist

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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

The Polyandrist: A #Romance & #Mystery Novel by Mason Malone

Mason recently relocated his family to the Gulf Coast where they are enjoying a happy, healthy and active lifestyle.  Who isn’t happy by the beach?  He is also wondering why he didn’t do this a heck of a lot sooner!

With the new locale, comes new interests and hobbies.  Mason is exploring the coastal marshes and parks by bicycle and learning all he can about surf fishing so he can start catching dinner.   Updates on Mason’s newest endeavors will be posted on his “What’s New’ page as well as news about his books.

Oh yeah, and Mason has been writing!  Following a six-month hiatus for this move to paradise, he is busy researching and writing his next novel.  Wish him luck!

About the Book

Greg was a good husband, for the most part, when Lauren was twenty-two. Loving and understanding of her various eccentricities, but not particularly ambitious, and unable to provide the finer things in life she so badly craved.  Then came Nolan, a handsome man with a good income, capable of giving her the things she wants.  Dividing her time fairly between the two men is a challenge until Gordon comes along.  Then it becomes impossible.
Gordon has an eye for Lauren, but he’s married to Erica Dupree, a filthy rich heiress to a billionaire oil tycoon, and therefore has to be careful.  There’s a prenuptial agreement giving Gordon twenty million in the event he and Erica divorce.  Unless Gordon is unfaithful to Erica.  Then he gets nothing.  In order to rid herself of the man and avoid paying the twenty million, Erica offers Lauren one million dollars to seduce Gordon.  Bedding Gordon is the easy part.  Keeping it from Nolan and Greg long enough to get the payment from Erica proves more difficult than she initially thought it would be.  It becomes tougher still when Erica is murdered.

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Friday, 5 July 2019

The Chamala Quest (A Doctor Liberty Belle Corcoran Novel): An #Action #Thriller by Mason Malone

Mason recently relocated his family to the Gulf Coast where they are enjoying a happy, healthy and active lifestyle.  Who isn’t happy by the beach?  He is also wondering why he didn’t do this a heck of a lot sooner!

With the new locale, comes new interests and hobbies.  Mason is exploring the coastal marshes and parks by bicycle and learning all he can about surf fishing so he can start catching dinner.   Updates on Mason’s newest endeavors will be posted on his “What’s New’ page as well as news about his books.

Oh yeah, and Mason has been writing!  Following a six-month hiatus for this move to paradise, he is busy researching and writing his next novel.  Wish him luck!

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About the Book

To those who study plants, the Chamala represents the Holy Grail.  Finding it would be the discovery of a lifetime—make that a dozen lifetimes.  It produces a berry with phytochemistry possessing the unique ability to hyperstimulate nerve cell reproduction.  It will be instrumental in the development of the next generation of biopharmaceuticals capable of curing blindness, deafness, dementia and paralysis.
Famous botanist, Doctor Liberty Belle Corcoran, may have the inside track in the search for the Chamala plant.  While speaking at the Global Federation of Botanists’ annual symposium on the island of Mahé, she learns of its possible location from the mysterious Cheung brothers.  There is one small problem, however.  It grows somewhere in an unexplored mountainous region of West Papua, Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea, and is closely guarded by a primitive tribe of cannibals who hold the Chamala berry sacred.  Libby will have to get past them if she is to succeed, and they plan to take the Chamala’s location and its secret with them to their graves, along with anyone who interferes.

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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Matters of the Heart: A #Romance Novel by Erica Duran

Erica Duran is a longtime writer that only recently decided to get serious about sharing her work after winning NaNoWriMo2018. A Marine Corps Veteran turned Wiccan Priestess, Erica has dabbled in Roller Derby, glassblowing, watercolor painting, and belly dancing, but always came back to writing. She has recently self-published her first romance novel. Because, as she will tell you, she is a romantic.

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About the Book

When Nadine Quintana began her six-month volunteer stint as head surgeon at a UNICEF camp in the Sudan, she thought it would be one more item on an already long list of career accomplishments. But charity work attracts more than just the good-at-heart. Johnathan Hastings, her celebrity crush and arguably the world’s hottest man, disrupts her entire world when his helicopter lands in her camp. As one of the camp directors, it’s Nadine’s job to make sure Johnathan feels at home. How does one talk to a star without tripping all over themselves, anyway? Emilia DeSanto has problems of her own. As the camp’s head of security, she takes her job seriously and always reads the flight manifest. She’s not the least bit surprised when movie star, Bennett Gardner, disembarks. As far as she’s concerned, it’s also her job to ensure Bennett returns home with more than just fan service. As for Bennett and Johnathan...these poor men have no idea what’s in store for them.

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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Power of Eternity: A #Fantasy #Romance Novel by Carly Spade

An adult romance writer who has been writing since she could pick up a pencil. After the insanity of obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s degree in cybersecurity, creating worlds to escape to still ate at her very soul. She started writing FanFiction (which can still be found if you scour the internet 😉 ), and soon felt the need to get her original ideas on paper. And so the adventure began.

She lives in Colorado with her husband and two fur babies, and revels in an enemies to lovers trope with a slow burn.

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About the Book

In the year 1000, an ancient warrior Druid is punished for his arrogance and insubordination. His punishment: He will one day be compelled to save a life at the cost of giving up part of his power. Over a thousand years later, he will discover the true meaning of immortality.

Abby Weber and her best friend Phoebe arrive in Ireland, ready for their dream vacation. Their plan is simple. Drink pints of Guinness, see a few castles, and enjoy the splendors of the Emerald Isle. Meeting a cocky, bad boy Irishman named Erimon, who irritates her as often as he makes her stomach flutter, is not part of the plan. Neither is being chosen to die by the Dullahan, a Celtic death god. Fortunately for her, the bad boy Irishman is an immortal warrior Druid.

Abby reluctantly accepts that only the infuriating Druid can help her fend off the Dullahan. Erimon enlists the help of a mismatched band of mythical friends, and together they make a new plan: Kill the Dullahan before it kills her. Diving into a magic world she never knew existed, fighting an increasing heat rising between her and Erimon, and relying on friendships forged in battle, Abby will discover an entire other side to herself. An untapped fierceness ready to challenge death.

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Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Death by Armoire: A Cozy #Mystery Novel by Albert Bell, Jr.

Albert Bell teaches history at Hope College, in Holland, MI. His specialty is ancient Rome. He and his wife, a retired psychologist, have four adult children and two grandsons. Albert has had 16 books published, as well as articles and stories. In addition to his Roman mysteries, he has written three middle-grade mysteries and several stand-alone adult contemporary mysteries. When he’s not teaching or writing, he enjoys his perennial flower beds and his collection of 1950s baseball cards.

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About the Book

Maureen Cooper values her quiet life in the small Southern town that has been her family’s home for generations. Her work as a ghost-writer for celebrities allows her to work from her large, Victorian house. But when her ex-husband Troy is found dead under a massive armoire in the antique store he and his father maintained as an excuse for their hoarding, distressing complexities mount. Who broke into the store and searched through the armoire and related pieces? How does Troy’s current love interest fit in? What about his high school sweetheart who returns from a prison sentence, and who fathered her son? Will Maureen’s involvement with a local police lieutenant give her an advantage in discovering the truth, or will he betray her to protect a crooked cop?

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Monday, 1 July 2019

Behavioral Genes by Dr. James Baird

James D. Baird, Ph.D. has more than forty years of experience as a successful inventor and graduate engineer. A pioneer in the new science of ultrasonics, Baird has earned several patents and as a successful entrepreneur founded Dynasonics, Inc. a design and manufacturing company of ultrasonic sensors and computers. From his research of genetics in diet evolved the understanding that humans have a spiritual nature and that faith is genetic. This confirmed his belief that the expression of spirituality is genetically motivated and results in natural happiness. Results from researching genetic behavior and the new science of epigenetics inspired Baird to write the HAPPINESS GENES.

Intrigued by people's behaviors, Baird used his 20 years of researching in behavioral genetics to write BEHAVIORAL GENES- why we do what we do and how to change. This book describes the genetic roots of our most common behaviors providing understanding of why we do what we do.

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About the Book

We humans behave in mysterious ways. We fight for seemingly no reason, eat too much, make ourselves and others unhappy, and behave in all sorts of self-defeating ways. Why do we do what we do? And how can we change our behavior for the better? James D. Baird, author of the bestselling Happiness Genes, has researched the answers to these questions. In Behavioral Genes, he brings state-of-the-art science to our fingertips, giving us the knowledge to transform our lives for the better.

The root cause of our mysterious behaviors is that 30-50% of what we do is driven by genes inherited from our prehistoric ancestors. But we needn’t be trapped by those genes or those behaviors! The new science of epigenetics proves that genes are not necessarily destiny. These exciting new discoveries are already being used by medical organizations, and Dr. Baird shows us how we can use them in everyday life.

Behavioral Genes offers specific ways to move beyond your ancient “caveman mind” and actually change your biology. It examines the sources of stress, aggression, conflict, overeating, hurt feelings, mistaken perceptions, and unhappiness. It brings understanding to core behaviors such as personality, happiness, relationships, love, and differences between the sexes. Drawing on the proven therapies of meditation, mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and epigenetic behavioral therapy, Behavioral Genes maps out a positive new way to increase well-being.

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