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Review: The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

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Title: The Bones of You
Author: Debbie Howells
Published: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Kensington Books
Pages: 320
Genre: Murder mystery
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher


A stunning, wonderfully assured psychological thriller that evokes Gillian Flynn and Alice Sebold, The Bones of You revolves around a young girl’s murder and one woman’s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village.
I have a gardener’s inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft‑petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer.
Children who don’t die before their parents.
When Kate receives a phone call with news that Rosie Anderson is missing, she’s stunned and disturbed. Rosie is eighteen, the same age as Kate’s daughter, and a beautiful, quiet, and kind young woman. Though the locals are optimistic—girls like Rosie don’t get into real trouble—Kate’s sense of foreboding is confirmed when Ros…

Review: Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

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Title: Zoo
Author: James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published: Sep. 3, 2012 (The copy I have says it came out in May 26, 2015)
Pages: 395
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Review: Paperback from library







All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the impending violence becomes terrifyingly clear.
With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

Review: Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

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Title: Sharon Bolton
Author: Little Black Lies
Publisher: St. Martin's Press and Minotaur Books
Published: May 19, 2015
Pages: 368
Genre: Suspense
Review: Ebook provided by NetGalley and the publisher














In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely...
When another child goes missing, and then a third, it’s no longer possible to believe that their deaths were accidental, and the villagers must admit that there is a murderer among them. Even Catrin Quinn, a damaged woman living a reclusive life after the accidental deaths of her own two sons a few years ago, gets involved in the searches and the speculation.
And suddenly, in this wild and beautiful place that generations have called home, no one feels safe and the hysteria begins to rise.
But three islanders—Catrin, her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum—are hiding terrible secrets. And they have two things in comm…

New Release: Unfailing Love by Bella Bryce

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Love is a decision. It isn’t a fleeting emotion, and it stands firm when everything else is shaken. Brayden James has learned through raising his adopted daughter, Alice, that discipline is only part of what is required to establish stability. When a devastating incident causes Alice to see the reality of her prior circumstances, she is affirmed once again in her life at Waldorf. Brayden’s healing love is exactly what she needs, and his blossoming relationship with Anabelle Grayson mirrors that in its purest form. Brayden and Ana are now exploring the facets of their courtship between the deeply desired accountability system of domestic discipline and some rather amusing scenarios.

The fifth book in the series turns particular attention to Waldorf and where it all began, giving the reader a close-up look at the man who thought he lost everything he loved when his parents died. With glimpses at the supporting cast of the series, we learn how the boundaries of marriage are built when lov…

Review: Once Upon A Nightmare by Nat Goodale

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Title: Once Upon A Nightmare
Author: Nat Goodale
Published: Feb. 19, 2015
Publisher: Bowditch Press
Pages: 434
Genre: Adventure
Review: Paperback received via the Author through Bostick Communication














DRUGS GUNS BOATS MONEY PLANES

Jesse Langdon III accepts an offer he should refuse. He is lost in a deteriorating marriage and torn by the love for his children. He falls into the depths of the underworld, where unlimited cash brings corruption to the highest levels of government and the courts. It is near impossible to determine who is the assassin, the informant or the federal agent.

Once Upon a Nightmare takes readers on a wild ride into the upper echelons of drug smuggling in South America, Florida and New England. Jesse is consumed by the business of running drugs and sinks deeper into his own inner darkness. He and the drug lord's mistress, Claire, plot their escape. But who is she, really?

Two weeks' notice and a request for severance pay is not a recommended exit strategy from t…

Review: Truth or Dare by Joe McKinney and various authors

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Title: Truth or Dare?
Author: Joe McKinney and Various authors
Published: Oct. 31, 2014
Publisher: Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
Pages: 242
Genre: Horror/supernatural
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and the publisher














Halloween night. The freaks are out and having the time of their lives. The kids of Greene Point High School have organized a massive bonfire out in the woods. One drunken teen suggests playing a game, a game called Truth or Dare. That's always a fun game. Always good for a laugh. By the end of this night, nobody will be laughing. Alcohol, sex, deadly secrets, and oceans of blood await them. Do you dare to play?
TRUTH OR DARE is a shared-world horror anthology featuring the morbid writings of Joe McKinney, Nik Korpon, Jeremy C. Shipp, Jessica McHugh, Peter & Shannon Giglio, William Meikle, and many, many more.

Blog Tour: Broken Dreams by Cassidy K. O'Connor

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Broken Dreams

A twist of fate changes her life forever…
One dream put on hold to honor another…
Do second chances exist? Can dreams be reclaimed?

Twins, Isabelle and Ian are enjoying their senior year of high school with their whole lives ahead of them.

She is auditioning for Julliard and he has offers for soccer scholarships at any school he wants.

Only Isabelle knew he was planning to put off college and join the Army.
Tragedy strikes one day and Ian is killed. In her grief, Isabelle decides to put her dream on hold and honor his.

While deployed tragedy strikes again and she is injured.

Thinking her dreams of dancing again are out of reach she gives up on life. Is she strong enough to overcome her disabilities? Can the love she finds with her brothers best friend Conner be enough to help her reclaim her dreams?

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Excerpt:

Her yoga pants stop just below the knee and are loose enough I can pull th…

Promo: Passions in the Dust and Mistress of Purity by Faye Hall

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Passions in the Dust SYNOPSIS
When Duke Seth Kenner arrived in Bowen, Australia, never could he have imagined that in a few short years he would be the wealthiest property owner in the state. He had birthright, money, property…but he didn’t have love. Once there was a woman Seth had wanted to spend his forever’s with, but he had been forced to leave Ella Matthis back in England. Out of desperation he agreed to order a mail order bride, hoping if nothing else to fill the void Ella had left in his heart. When his mail order bride arrived at his cattle station in Bowen, he was well surprised to see the woman who was once his lover standing before him.
Ella Matthis had watched the man she loved sail away with another woman to a far off country. Her life crumbled around her from that moment – she lost her home – her family – her social standing. Ella had nothing. When she was asked to take her mistresses place as a mail order bride to Australia, Ella immediately accepted, hoping this new lan…

Cover Re- Reveal: Donovan Circus Series by Liz Long

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Even in a world of freaks, being a Firestarter is considered a dangerous Gift. Lucy was born with the ability to create and control fire. She longs to leave the human world for one filled with Earthshakers, Transporters, and Chameleons, to name a few. When she rejoins the circus, it's everything she hoped it could be - new friends, a potential love interest or two, and a place where she can be herself. When troupe members begin turning up dead, however, Lucy is suspected of foul play. She must not only prove her innocence but also realize the full extent of her power. To find the real murderer, she must uncover the truth behind her father's fiery legacy while figuring out whom to trust within her new circle. Little does she know the history of the Donovan Circus and its enemies might actually destroy the entire gifted world. Buy Links Amazon


"Tell Sheffield that Medved is hunting him...the Bear is coming."

Nearly a month after Lucy Sullivan saved the Dono…

Review: Dark Screams: Volume Four by Clive Barker and various authors

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Title: Dark Screams Volume Four
Author: Clive Barker and Various Authors
Published: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group-Hydra
Pages: 160
Genre: Horror
Review: ebook provided by Netgalley and publisher




Clive Barker, Heather Graham, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, and Ed Gorman lead readers down a twisted labyrinth of terror, horror, and suspense inDark Screams: Volume Four, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the revered Cemetery Dance Publications.THE DEPARTED by Clive Barker
On All Hallows’ Eve, a dead and disembodied mother yearns to touch her young son one last time. But will making contact destroy them both?CREATURE FEATURE by Heather Graham
What could be better publicity for a horror convention than an honest-to-goodness curse? It’s only after lights out that the hype—and the Jack the Ripper mannequin—starts to feel a little too real.THE NEW WAR by Lisa Morton
Mike Carson is a war hero and a decorated vet. He doesn’t deserve to be trapped in a hospital with som…

Interview with author Wesley Banks

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“Small towns have big stories.” That was a lesson Katie’s father taught her years ago. A lesson she’s taken to heart. And right now, Katie is desperate for a big story.

Reeling from the recent loss of her father and with her agent breathing down her neck for the next book, the twenty-one-year-old writer picks a spot on the map and finds herself bound for a middle-of-nowhere town called Bishopville, South Carolina.

Taking a chance on the words of a local grocer, Katie stumbles upon a rare breed of dogs raised by the town doctor and his nephew Kyle. The only problem? Kyle isn’t interested in telling stories—especially not to a big-city girl who can’t seem to sit still. In an attempt to win him over as the clock winds down, Katie finds herself immersed in Kyle’s world, doing everything but writing.

When inspiration finally strikes, Katie is faced with an unforeseen catastrophe and a truth she can no longer ignore. While she has come to love the dogs, the real story may be about Kyle Walker…

Book Excerpt and Giveaway: Blindsight by Susan Wisnewski

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Title: BlindSight
Author: Susan Peterson Wisnewski
Publisher: SPW Writes
Pages: 238
Genre: Thriller/Paranormal/Suspense
Format: Kindle and paperback
Life is already bad enough after Tisha Adams loses both her job and her beautiful Manhattan apartment. Living in a musty garage apartment and working for her uncle in Queens, her life is upended when she witnesses a murder on her train commute.
When the body disappears, she teams up with Detective Murphy, a man with mysterious abilities. But Tisha is keeping a secret of her own, a skill she’s always hated and feared. The dead speak to her. And if she touches a person, their past, present and future are revealed to her.
But as the body count rises, and those closest to Tisha are drawn into the nightmare, Tisha’s only choice is to reach out to her estranged grandmother to learn more about her intuitive talents. In a race against the clock to rescue those in danger and solve the murders, she’ll need all her abilities. Even the gift she’s been afr…

Review: Grey (The Romany Outcasts Series, #1) by Christi J. Whitney

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Title: Grey (The Romany Outcasts Series, Book 1)
Author: Christi J. Whitney
Publisher: HarperCollins/HarperVoyager
Pages: 400
Genre: Young Adult (Urban Fantasy)
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Sebastian Grey always thought he was a fairly normal teenager – good friends, decent grades, and a pretty sweet job in his foster brother’s tattoo shop.
But when strangers arrive in town, Sebastian soon realizes that his world is nothing at all what it seemed. Secretive gypsies surround him, shadowy figures stalk him, and the girl he’s been dreaming about turns up at school.
Now Sebastian must protect this girl at all costs, even if it means he will never be normal again. For More Information
Grey is available at Amazon US and Amazon UK. Get it for your Nook at Barnes & Noble. Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads. Watch the book trailer here. Read Chapter One here.

Review: The Swiss Family RobinZOM (Book 1): The Classic Family Adventure... Now With Zombies! by Perrin Briar

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Title: Swiss Family RobinZom (book 1)
Author: Perrin Briar
Published: June 13, 2015
Pages: 103
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic
Review: ebook provided by author















A shipwreck; a deserted island; a horde of zombies; a single family fighting to survive.

Trapped aboard a ferry destined for their new life in the Philippines, the Robinsons learn of a virus sweeping across the planet, turning people into flesh-crazed zombies. Early symptoms include a hacking cough, shortness of breath, and deathly pale skin. The exact same symptoms as a fellow passenger on board...

The classic tale, inspired by Robinson Crusoe, written by Johann David Wyss, adapted by Perrin Briar, is an adrenalin-pumping adventure of zombie survival.

Part of the Blood Memory universe.

Review: Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Tilia Klebenov Jacobs

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Title: Wrong Place Wrong Time
Author: Tilia Klebenov Jacobs
Published: December 6, 2013
Publisher: Linden Tree Press
Pages: 408
Genre: Suspense
Review: Ebook provided by NetGalley and the publisher












When Tsara Adelman leaves her husband and two young children for a weekend to visit her estranged uncle, she little dreams he is holding several local children captive on his lavish estate. Mike Westbrook, father of one of the boys, kidnaps her to trade her life for the children's. Soon Tsara and Mike are fleeing through New Hampshire's mountain wilderness pursued by two rogue cops with murder on their minds.

Promo Tour: Sweet Dreams box set, Sweet Seduction box set and Sweet Talk box set by varies authors

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Ten NEW Contemporary Romances by Bestselling Authors to Benefit Diabetes Research plus a BONUS Novella by Brenda Novak
Sweet Talk by Brenda Novak, Melody Anne, Violet Duke, Melissa Foster, Gina L Maxwell, Linda Lael Miller, Sherryl Woods, Steena Holmes, Rosalind James, Molly O'Keefe, Nancy Naigle, & Robyn Carr


If purchased separately, this would cost you $40-$50. Now for the low price of $2.99, get 10 brand new stories from these best selling authors, including a bonus story from Brenda Novak. All to benefit Diabetes Research.
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In 2014, the boxed set curated by Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research (titled A SWEET LIFE), raised almost $100,000 net to the charity in only one month. This year we’re back for a second helping, and you can indulge, too! this heart-warming, limited edition collection features ten BRAND NEW contemporary romances by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors...
You can make a difference whi…