Saturday, March 31, 2018

Murder in Thistlecross by Amy M. Reade #mystery #thriller


MURDER IN THISTLECROSS
by
Amy M. Reade
Genre: Mystery/Thriller



The emerald hills and violet valleys of
Wales seem the ideal place to start over after murder—and
divorce—shattered Eilidh’s life in the Scottish Highlands. But
within the stone walls of an ancient castle, a family’s dark,
violent past threatens much more than her newfound tranquility . . .
For the past two years, Eilidh has
called the quaint Welsh village of Thistlecross home, embracing her
new life as estate manager of a restored fifteenth-century castle.
But the long-anticipated arrival of her employer’s three estranged
sons and their wives transforms Gylfinog Castell from a welcoming
haven to a place seething with dangerous secrets. When the escalating
tensions culminate in murder, Eilidh must sift through a castle full
of suspects both upstairs and downstairs. She can trust no one as she
follows a twisting maze of greed and malice to ferret out a killer
who’s breaching every defense, preparing to make Eilidh the next to
die.




USA
Today 
bestselling author Amy
M. Reade 
is also the author
of 
Secrets of Hallstead
House
 and The
Ghosts of Peppernell Manor
. She
grew up in northern New York, just south of the Canadian border, and
spent her weekends and summers on the St. Lawrence River. She
graduated from Cornell University and then went on to law school at
Indiana University in Bloomington. She practiced law in New York City
before moving to southern New Jersey, where, in addition to writing,
she is a wife, a full-time mom and a volunteer in school, church and
community groups. She lives just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic
Ocean with her husband and three children as well as a dog and two
cats. She loves cooking and all things Hawaii and is currently at
work on her next novel.




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Onyx Webb - A Supernatural Suspense Series by Diandra Archer #paranormal #suspense


Onyx
Webb: Book One
by
Diandra Archer

Genre:
Paranormal Suspense

Who
can she trust? What is the truth?

Every
decision has consequences.

What
you thought you knew about ghosts is wrong. Sometimes they can walk
among the living. In Onyx Webb, the silk of time weaved between lives
is generations apart.
Follow
a billionaire playboy who’s hit rock bottom in 2010, a girl off to
prom in 1979, and Onyx Webb in 1906 on her sixth birthday.
It’s
1906, and the World’s Fair is in St. Louis. Onyx has a list of
things she wants to see, and the World’s Fair Ferris wheel is at
the top. But someone else has a list, too. The woman with the grey
hair wants to find another little girl to take home. And like the
last child, she’ll start at the Ferris wheel.
But
someone else has a list, too. The woman with the grey hair wants to
find another little girl to take home. And like the last child,
she’ll start at the Ferris wheel.
You’ll
love this superbly crafted paranormal thriller, because everyone
likes twist, turns, and surprises. Onyx Webb will hook you from page
one.









Onyx
Webb: Book Two

The
story continues. The entanglements grow. Who will survive?






Onyx
is in danger. Her husband’s affair has him in a tight spot. And
someone wants her dead. Will he kill his wife to save his skin? Koda
is obsessed. Who is the girl in the mirror? He’s losing it, but his
friend Dane has an idea. Will a psychic in Florida help them with
answers? Or will it be a mistake?



Koda
is obsessed. Who is the girl in the mirror? He’s losing it, but his
friend Dane has an idea. Will a psychic in Florida help them with
answers? Or will it be a mistake?
Declan
Mulvaney and his best friend Tommy struggle to survive at the Open
Arms Orphanage. A single act of defiance has them both in trouble. It
won’t be easy to avoid the Nun’s wrath.
You’ll
love the next installment of this fantastic series because the twist
and turns keep coming.









Onyx
Webb: Book Three 

Onyx’s
new life isn’t what she expected. Will Koda recover from the
tragedy? Decaln is succeeding but at a terrible cost.

Every
decision has consequences.

The
surprises continue in this third installment of the Onyx Webb series
and you won’t believe how twisted the plot has become. It will grab
you because of the surprises, but you’ll be hooked because of the
unknown.
You’re
in deep now. Keep going forward.
It’s
the only way out.









Richard
Fenton & Andrea Waltz are best known as the authors of Go for No!
(which hit #1 on Amazon’s Sales & Selling list and has remained
in the Top 10 for the last five years.) They are also professional
speakers who speak internationally to audiences on how to overcome
fear of failure and rejection.
Although
all of their business books are fables, the Onyx Webb series is their
first serious dive into fiction.
But
Richard and Andrea have been in love with creating stories together
since they met almost twenty years ago and even spent some time in
Hollywood writing screenplays, being represented by the producer of
Breakfast at Tiffany’s.







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From Your Heart - For Your Love by Shannyn Schroeder #contemporary #romance

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From Your Heart
(For Your Love #4)

by Shannyn Schroeder
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 320 pages
March 27th 2018 by Kensington



SOMETHING OLD? . . .



Kathy “Play it Safe” Hendricks isn’t used to taking risks, or fighting for what she wants. But as Maid of Honor in her best friend’s wedding, Kathy will do anything to make sure it all goes smooth as bridal silk. She didn’t plan on the Best Man being Kevin O’Malley, the hotter-than-flames, can’t-commit bad boy who broke her heart five years ago.



SOMETHING NEW . . .



Kevin has never forgotten Kathy, the sweet, sexy brunette who ghosted him just when he was starting to think he was ready for something more. Kathy was different from the other girls Kevin dated, and five years later it’s truer than ever. Only now he senses a new strength in the shy girl who left him hanging all those years ago. And this time, he’s not going to let her get away . . .



Sometimes first love needs a second chance.



Praise for the For Your Love series



“Schroeder’s latest For Your Love sizzler has everything a romance needs.”

RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK on Through Your Eyes



“If this sweet romance doesn’t have you dancing a jig, nothing will.”

Kirkus Reviews on Through Your Eyes



“Schroeder infuses plenty of emotion into this strong love story.”

Booklist on In Your Arms



“A surprising big hearted romance.”

Kirkus Reviews on Under Your Skin




Excerpt


Although the crowd around the bar and on the dance floor had thinned, there were still a lot of people. Kathy needed a break from all of them. The cruise would be over soon. They’d already taken their turn to circle back, so she wanted to go outside to enjoy the fresh air and the view of the city from the lake.



She walked out and leaned into the rail, closing her eyes and raising her face to the wind off the lake. When she reopened her eyes, she looked up at the moon and sighed.



“Couldn’t imagine a more beautiful sight.”



She spun at Kevin’s voice. “I thought you were doing the entertainment.” She cringed. “That sounded bad, but you know what I meant.”



“I had to get the entertainment started, but a moonlight walk alone with you sounded much more appealing.”



She licked her lips. For as much as she’d thought she wanted to be alone, she liked the idea of being with him. “There’s not far to walk.”



“We can do a circuit or two of the deck.” He reached for her hand, and they walked in silence toward the back of the boat.



When they got there, they were alone in the shadows, the only sound the sloshing of the water against the boat. The scene was perfectly romantic, and Kathy’s heart thundered in her ears.



“Heart and mind still at odds?”



“More than ever.”



“I know I said I’d give you time, but I’m an impatient man. So unless you tell me not to, I’m going to kiss you now.” He released her hand and moved it to her cheek, using his thumb to tilt her chin upward. Staring into her eyes, he waited a beat, cocking one eyebrow in question.



She should stop him, but she wanted to feel his mouth on hers, so she said nothing.



He moved in slowly, using his other hand to shift her body and pull her flush against him. He kept his eyes open and on hers as his lips met hers softly, a gentle stroke. He parted his lips, and she felt his breath whisper across her mouth before their lips reconnected.



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About the Author



Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary series and the For Your Love series, contemporary romances centered around large Irish-American families in Chicago and the Hot & Nerdy series about nerdy friends finding love. When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.


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Blood and Roses - Gangster Meets Fantasy by Jordan Petrarca #organized #crime #fantasy




Organized Crime Fantasy
Date Published:  June 2017

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Seven organized crime Families, known as the Seven Blessed Families, rule the World of Exodus and its people with the use of their mysterious magical artifacts, called Relics. Relics give powers to the Blessed members of the Families, and they use those powers for corruption and control of everything in Exodus.

Maretto Rose, the patriarch of the Rose Family, celebrates his 50th birthday by attending a performance at the Grand Theater with three of his four sons. The theater is attacked by the heir of the Cicello Family, Zasso Cicello. His mission is to abduct Maretto, but it fails when Maretto's son, Georgiano, fights Zasso to protect his father and family. Georgiano is ultimately slain and Zasso flees and goes into hiding. Now, the Rose Family must find where Zasso is hiding. They want answers. Who gave him the order for the attack, and what do they want with Maretto Rose? And most of all, they want revenge...But who could it be? A leader of a rival Family? Or someone or something else more powerful than they could imagine?

Meanwhile, Maretto's youngest son, Ric, must battle his demons and addictions in order to become a Blessed member of the Family and become the man he was destined to be, before he ends up being another dead junky on the street.

So, sit back and enjoy the ride, because in Exodus, gangsters make the world go round.



Praise for Blood and Roses:

"When I first started reading I thought this was going to be a typical gangster story, and in a lot of ways it was. However, the addition of magical relics, giving the family members magical powers, gives a wonderful twist to the story. The use of modern day technology, including flying cars, adds even more to the unexpected quality of the story. I especially love the scenes where they use magic for a variety of attacks and defences.



The plot, which at first, seemed to be very straight forward, was twisted out of shape by the inclusion of not just one, but several different players. This kept me guessing to the very end of the story about what was happening. Even at the end there are questions left unanswered, leading nicely to the next novel in the series, which I'm dying to read." -Emie Cuevas, OnlineBookClub.com






Excerpt


So far, it had been the perfect birthday for Don Maretto Rose.  Well, maybe not perfect.  His youngest son was not present for the celebration, and it hurt the powerful man very much on the inside.  But it was still as close as it was going to get to being perfect.

But sometimes, when you least expect it, the unexpected happens...And everything goes to hell.



Outside the Grand Theater, two black extended SUVs came flying from around a nearby skyscraper and hovered towards the ground.  They landed on the street directly in front of the red-carpeted entranceway.  As soon as they were grounded, the doors on each SUV flew open, and gangsters came pouring out like water from a spout.  One of the Rose Family guards and two theater security went into immediate action to stop the unwanted guests from entering the theater.  An array of other guards and security lined the stairs and main entrance.

            Now, a lot of the gangsters spilling out of the cars looked pretty much the same, dressed in regular black suits and fedoras, but there were two in particular that were dressed a little nicer and a little weirder.  They both took their good ole time striding towards the main guard as the other gangsters filed behind them.  The one in front was tall and lanky, wearing a royal blue suit with a matching necktie and white dress shirt.  He bore a blue fedora over his silvery black hair that hung down to his cheeks.  His eyes matched his hair, and his face was thin like his body.  He was draped in gold jewelry around his neck and had gemmed rings on almost every finger.  The pride in his walk signified that he was a man of importance.  And he was.  The man was none other than Zasso Cicello, son of Don Xanose Cicello.

            Walking closely behind, was a shorter man dressed in a shiny silver suit and black dress shirt.  His face was round but came to a point at his chin, and he bore a pair of sunglasses that could be mistaken for a couple of round mirrors.  His long and thin hair was shoulder length and was black with a bluish tint.  He, also, had a certain pride to his walk.  And that’s because he was Zasso’s personal protector and assassin, Razo Malvagio.

            As Zasso and Razo approached the main guard, he put up a hand to signal them to stop and said, “I’m sorry gentlemen, but this is a private viewing and you need to show credentials to enter the theater.”

            In the blink of an eye, Razo came whirling around Zasso, holding a pistol-gripped sawed-off shotgun.  It was pointed directly at the guard, and Razo didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger.  There was a loud burst, and then the guard’s hand exploded clean off his arm, along with half of his face.  His limp body collapsed on the red carpet.  A puddle of blood formed underneath the other half of his face.

            “There are my credentials,” Zasso said to the corpse.

            The two theater security guards reached for their firearms, but Zasso was too quick for them.  Like a gunslinger, he drew a small pistol from his waist and fired multiple shots.  Blood burst out of their chests, and they perished before they even touched their guns.  Zasso and Razo continued on, with their entourage following behind.

            The Rose Family guards and theater security wasted no time opening fire at the oncoming murderers.  They fired numerous times whether it was with a handgun or semiautomatic rifle.  But it was to no success.  Upon the masquerade of bullet-fire, Zasso raised a hand and magically constructed a transparent yellow force field that deflected the bullets.  Then, all hell broke loose.

            Zasso’s gangsters came storming around him and returned fire upon the guards and security.  Zasso and Razo went on the offensive as well with their short-arm weapons.  Blood started spilling, and bodies were falling everywhere.  When Zasso reached the bottom of the stairs, he extended his left hand and bolts of electricity spewed from his fingertips in the direction of his targets.  And at the same time, he kept on firing shots out of his pistol with his right hand.  His targets were electrocuted and blown away by bullets at the same time.  Zasso was Blessedwith magical powers by his Family’s Relic, which made him a very dangerous killer.

            While a few of his men were taken down, Zasso and Razo came away from the chaotic scene unscathed.  The Rose Family guards and theater security were all dead.  It was now time for them to enter the premises of the theater and accomplish what they came here to do.






About the Author




Jordan Petrarca lives in Erie, Pennsylvania with his wife and twin girls. "Blood and Roses" was inspired by his love for fantasy and organized crime stories.











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Friday, March 30, 2018

The Determined Duchess - Gothic Brides by Erica Monroe #historical #romance





Meet the Author:





USA Today Bestselling Author Erica Monroe writes dark, suspenseful historical romance. Her current series include Gothic Brides (Gothic Regency romances), The Rookery Rogues (pre-Victorian gritty working class romance), and Covert Heiresses (Regency spies who are the children of a duke). She was a finalist in the published historical category for the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Romantic Suspense, and her books have been recommended reads at Fresh Fiction, Smexy Books, Smart Bitches Trashy Books, and All About Romance. Her favorite things include coffee, profanity, comic books, and television. She lives in the suburbs of North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, two cats.


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About the Book:





Death is just the beginning in this dark, emotional Gothic Regency Romance...

After the death of her beloved guardian, Miss Felicity Fields is left adrift, her future uncertain. Grief-stricken, she launches a plan to use the ancient art of alchemy to bring back to life the woman who was like a mother to her. The last thing this blunt bluestocking needs is the return of Nicholas Harding, the Duke of Wycliffe and rightful owner of her home on the wild coast of Cornwall. He stirs an unexpected passion within her, and Felicity has had enough change in her life.

When they were children, Nicholas never understood his aunt's brilliant but unemotional ward, or her many strange scientific studies. He ought to take her back to London, so she can make a proper society match--except he can't stop thinking about her. But with the line between life and death blurred by Felicity's experiments, can he convince her that she's no longer alone, and her proper place is by his side?

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Excerpt:
 She spun on her heel so jerkily, yet with such speed, it was as if an unknown hand had pulled her strings. He was used to those quick, shaky movements; struggling to make sense of her, his juvenile mind had often compared her to a marionette. Yet he was not used to what came next—the flash of ire in her eyes, the angry flaring of her nostrils. He could not remember when he had seen Felicity impassioned.

“What would you, Duke, know about not getting what you want?” Each word hit him like an arrow to the chest, so absolute was her aim.

She’d always been able to cut him to the quick, she who always told the brutal, unflinching truth—the words he did not want to hear, because they revealed just how little he truly knew about himself.

When they’d been younger, he’d been able to feign amusement. She hated being laughed at, above all other things, and so he did it often because it was the swiftest way to make her hurt the way he did. He was not proud of that, but he’d been a boy, unable to fathom why this flat, unemotional girl affected him so.

He still did not know.

He stood up straighter, peering down his nose autocratically at her, but he could not summon up the energy to laugh. He was too tired—from the journey, he told himself, and not from pretending all of his bloody life to be someone he was not.

After all, as Felicity had reminded him, he was Duke.

That should be enough. It had to be enough.

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Off World by Kimberly Adkins #SciFi


Off
World
by
Kimberly Adkins
Genre:
SciFi
73
pages



Does
space make you paranoid? 

Was
The Corporation harboring a dark secret on the off world mining
colony to protect their bottom line?

Christopher
Carter loved to explore. He was a specialist in his field back home
on earth, and travel to a moon that orbited a gas giant 120 times the
size of his home planet was the opportunity of a lifetime. 
This
would be his first deep space assignment, and he'd wanted this
contract more than anything else in the world; except for his family,
of course. And he didn't have to choose one or the other. 

It
was amazing how things worked out --Until they didn't. 

Everyone
was hiding something at the facility, and it didn't take long to
figure out they were hiding it from him. Unfortunately for
Christopher, the truth would prove to be far more horrifying than
anything he could ever have imagined.

**Only
.99 cents!**


Kimberly
Adkins is an author and artist who spends her spare time working on
worm hole theories so she can go back in time and enter Star Gate’s
‘Get in the Gate’ sweepstakes as many times as it takes to
win.


Q:
Tell us something interesting about you that most people wouldn’t
know?

A:
I have a Cylon toaster in my kitchen. So far, it hasn’t convinced
any of my other appliances to revolt against me and assume control
over the destiny of mankind. I guess I’m lucky there. It does burn
‘Frak Off’ onto my toast every morning, though.







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Inevitable - The Curse of Avalon: Book 2 by Sariah Skye #paranormal #RH #romance


Inevitable
The
Curse of Avalon Book 2
by
Sariah Skye


Genre:
Paranormal RH Romance

A
few short weeks ago, I knew exactly who I was: Ava Dawson, a woman
with a surprising magical ability, a daughter, a friend, and
invisible to men. 


Now?
Everything has changed. The only family I’ve ever known? Betrayed
me. My best friend lives clear across the city, and I seem to have
the favor of four gorgeous, reluctant incubi. That complicates things
a bit.
Also,
I have this powerful magic coursing through my veins: the power of
the mythical isle of Avalon. It’s real, I promise—I feel it every
day. If I don’t learn how to control it, I might just end up
hurting the people closest to me. Mathias, Trystan, Bash, and Xander
are the new sworn protectors of Avalon—me. They’re powerful, but
this magic? Might be more so.
I’m
resisting the magic and trying to figure out who I am again. 

Losing
my control? It's probable. Losing my heart, split among four gorgeous
men? Yeah, I’m sure it’s only inevitable

(this
is a slower-burn paranormal/ reverse harem romance, like the first
book in the series. Due to language and adult content, the entire
series is recommended for adults 18+)







Invisible
The
Curse of Avalon Book 1

My
name is Ava Dawson. Ever since I was young, I have had this strange
“gift” of invisibility. I can’t explain it, nor can I always
control it. It affects my work, my personal life, dating—all but my
mother and best friend seem to be affected. No matter what I do, I
seem to always be forgotten.


Until
I meet these gorgeous guys during a girls’ night out, and there’s
something strangely alluring about them. An ancient curse brings us
together, while a group of supernatural “Collectors” is
threatening to tear us apart. They’re targeting people with special
abilities like mine, and all four men have taken it upon themselves
to protect me. But with their complicated pasts, I can’t help but
feel protective of them, too. I’m trying not to get in over my
head, with these men, and the magic. 

But
I have to admit, It’s nice to be seen after years of being
invisible.

*Author's
Note: this book is 'reverse harem;' meaning, one woman, multiple love
interests. This series is meant for readers 18+ only








Sariah
Skye physically resides in southern Minnesota with her husband, two
kids and a dog (so really...3 children) but mentally her head is in
the clouds dreaming of anything that doesn't require adulting. 

When
not writing she's probably geeking out watching Star Trek, playing
World of Warcraft, reading yet another fantasy book or staying up way
too late. She'd love it if you dropped her a line at Facebook or
Twitter but be prepared...she's a nictofiliac so be patient for a
response while her eyes adjust to the light of day and beware of
sarcasm. It helps to throw her chocolate or glitter first before
engaging. Wine is also acceptable...but not to throw. Hand it over
gently.







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