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A mild mannered historian, a ruthless power hungry witch and an old man with a remarkable secret. When their lives intersect the results are deadly. The Guardian: A tale of love, revenge and magic.


A grief-stricken young mother switches her dead child for a Vietnamese street kid, then spends the next decade living a lie. She remarries and starts to feel safe when she gets a note: I know what you did. Can she save her daughter from her dark secret?


Cary Trubody’s routine traffic stop turns into a nightmare of mistaken identity. Now every dirty cop in the city is after her, and in a frenzied forty hours, she’ll find a few answers, plenty of questions, and more than one body in Graffiti Creek.


The president of the United States is imposing crippling tariffs on China. A computer hacker hired by the furious Chinese regime is determined to stop it, but the president is not listening to anyone, and especially a hacker. The stakes include national security and the life of the president.


Faced with the aftermath of a life-altering decision, a nine-year-old boy seeks solace in the Kentucky forest in pursuit of happiness, love, and acceptance.


Everything changes when loud, mysterious neighbors move in next door to quiet introvert, Alison. Mutual interest and a glowing amulet bring Rodham and Alison together. In a blink she’s fighting supernatural creatures, doing whatever it takes to stay alive, and becoming part of something much bigger than she could have dreamed. 


The murder of child abuser, Kate Montalvo, propels a spree of crimes against known or suspected child abusers. Jennifer Reilly, a first-time social worker, begins to suspect her new colleagues. Jennifer and love interest, Joe Carpenter, decide to investigate the group who come to be known as the Karma Klub.


When a young man breaks a pact with the Spirit, he unleashes a wrath on a small town where women are compelled to destroy the men.


This book is a collection of five short stories. 1. The Lady in the Moonlight, 2. The death of the unknown, 3. The secret of life, 4. The blue-eyed girl, 6. Goodbye papa, The stories are filled with suspense and mystery. These stories takes you to the greatest height of enjoyment throughout the read.


Detective Ameena “AJ” Jardine doesn’t know who she can trust: Tony, her partner and love interest who’s a double agent for a violent drug organization; or Copernicus, a hacker and serial killer claiming to protect her. Will the numbers lead her to the right one?


Mystery, danger, romance, and some time travel thrown in–The Time Tourists is a rollicking story featuring a delightful young female protagonist and a great cast of colorful characters.


Secreted away in the attic of the large Edwardian house in San Francisco owned by the Watchers, a box is discovered. In the box are various documents from ghost killers, dating back more than ninety years. Among them are letters and a diary, dated in 1 …


When George Sinclair discovered he can see ghosts, destroy them and save their victims, his life changed from ordinary to extraordinary. He became a ghost killer. Now, George works alongside his new friends and assists the Watchers: an international gr …


The ghosts that wander among the living do not haunt in the traditional sense; instead, they plague the innocent with disease, deformity and addiction. And once a ghost finds its victim, it will haunt them for a lifetime… or kill them quickly.  After …


The ghosts that wander among the living do not haunt in the traditional sense; instead, they plague the innocent with disease, deformity and addiction. And once a ghost finds its victim, it will haunt them for a lifetime… or kill them quickly.  After …


Two men and two women experience events three weeks into the future. Frightening and enticing, they consider the existence of the future as they also want to control the content of that future.


Donja Bellanger, an innocent young Goth, is lured by her glamorous stepsister Makayla into an exclusive disco, not only for wealthy elites but Immortal Descendants. Donja crosses paths with Torin Mancini, a young detective, investigating a string of murders, unaware that a blood starved, predatory killer, already has her scent.


A gripping psychological thriller with chilling twists, from a unique voice.


A page-turning debut in the tradition of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, amped up and on steroids with some X-Files mystery, some Hitchcock suspense and countless plot twists and cliffhangers that will keep you guessing. And you’ll still be wrong! One of Wattpad’s top read books in 2016, making it to Top 10 Charts in “Paranormal” and “Romance” Categories with over 300k reads!


A suspense-thriller that follows young lovers Jack & Kate as FBI Agent Travis works an unsolved bank robbery from two years earlier. Time is not on anyone’s side as the gang bears down on them in 1950s Cache Valley.


The life of a devoted employee is shattered by his company’s collapse and he is sure that it has been orchestrated by its C.E.O. He seeks revenge and it will be sweet! Or will it?


My name is Mary Fallon. I’m eighteen, and fascinated by ancient Egypt, but I could never have imagined the experiences awaiting me in the land of the pharaohs, including my first lucid dream, where I’m discovering Spiritual Warfare isn’t a video game, it’s real. Thank God I’m not fighting alone.


Herculean FBI agent James Strait, hailed as a national hero for stopping a major terrorist attack, is forced into a life of disability by a rare disease. Until a child asks him to use his skills to find her missing friend.


Just a few drops of my blood—drops mind you, and miracles start happening.


My blood kills cancer. Yep, you read that right. The big bad C word that scares just about everyone these days. My blood kills it. Dead. Dead Kennedys’ invitation to the White House dead. Disappointed George Romero dead. Doesn’t matter what type of cancer. It quickly finds itself outmaneuvered, surrounded, and mercilessly crushed by an iron-red phalanx. Just a few drops of my blood—drops mind you, and miracles start happening.


First he lost his daughter. His mind may be next. After years of being haunted by the day his little girl drowned, Vincent faces a new nightmare — one that reaches into the real world and beyond the grave.


Javier’s discovery made his bosses try to kill him. Now, he’s caught in a web of corruption centered around the most powerful entities in the country.


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Amid the engravings of the evangelists, the stained glass, the marble, the serenity of Savannah’s Cathedral of St. John the Baptist… two naked bodies. One of the victims is a priest; the other, a teenage girl.


A group of holy warriors must help a shepherd and his family stave off an enemy the likes of which they’ve never met before. Can they survive the coming of the Burnt Lady?


For Brysen Mann, it’s time. The time has come, to tell his story, regardless of the consequences. He’s tired. The only constant in his life has been change. He’s had enough. He wants to have some roots, to have someplace to call home. Fate and his Power have always looked after him. Will this continue to hold true, even after his tale has been told?


One woman’s incredible story of survival, lost, alone and pregnant in a cold, northern wilderness and her journey to empowerment.


One woman’s incredible story of survival, lost, alone and pregnant in a cold, northern wilderness and her journey to empowerment.


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Remember the house you grew up in? This one is being torn down, and when these four troubled people who lived there over the course of 90 years gather to say goodbye, they’re in for a big surprise…


Facing betrayal, wild animals, meth-addled drug makers, and their own fears, can Kat and Ryan discover the golden treasure and God’s love?


The Trumpets of Jericho blasted from the sky, heralding the imminent arrival of death. ​ So begins this novel that is equal parts mystery and thriller in which five eccentric friends, all veterans of international intelligence agencies, meet a captivating, provocative young woman down on her luck, who triggers a chain of unforeseen, ill-fated events and steers them toward a ruthless enemy.


Poison Heartbeats has been called one of the best books ever written about terrorism. Read nail-biting fiction by a newsman nominated twice for a Pulitzer and a former editor of the Reader’s Digest. He uses humor and the quick, sharp punch of journalistic truth.


Curly haired brunettes with blue eyes are the only women that seem to capture Keith’s attention. But is it really their appearance that attracts him or something sinister? Keith, a broken soul, who’s battling between good and evil, goes about his days trying to fight his evil urges.


She’s an Israeli data analyst. He’s a headstrong Bulgarian detective. Together they must track down those responsible for a horrific bombing.


With her past finally in her rearview, Frankie Mourning is still trying to do what’s right. But with the monstrous power inside her, Frankie is afraid of what she’s capable of. There’s work to be done, though: bodies frozen solid with their hearts missing are washing up onto the Oregon coast, and Frankie finds herself knee-deep in darkness once again. Roving gods, visions, women bursting into flame; it’s all in a day’s work in J.L. Murray’s sequel to Monstrous.


Local journalist Angie Fell has just learned the horrific truth about the identity of her real mother. When possible solace from her ill-fated life presents itself in the form of a baroque social club called the Edendale Society, she soon realizes things are not at all what they seem.


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On his best days, Zero Slade is the worst man you can imagine. He has to be. It’s the only way to save the Lost Girls.


Tres is about to be born…  He is beginning again—as an ageless adult trapped in an infant body. He and his teenage mother face life filled with extraordinary challenges as they strive to protect, nurture, and hide how truly different he is. But Tres alone must solve the greatest mystery of all: who is he? The answer is linked to the one question he’s too afraid to ask: why am I?


PI Charlie Miner, freshly revived from his own murder, and Homicide Detective Dave Putnam follow a series of murders mysteriously described by a psychic.

This story will appeal to people who like gritty crime fiction with a touch of the supernatural who appreciate character development.

Review by Sandra Rutton

The U.S. barrels toward a second revolution and second civil war. An elite team will go on an epic journey, to do what they must, and restore order before dangerous groups come to power. Espionage. Murder. Lies. Never ending hope. Welcome to the chaos!


A quiet Sunday service turns into a living hell when an ancient entity descends upon a small country church and claims the congregation for its own. Trapped in what used to be their sanctuary, the terrified churchgoers are given an impossible ransom: their new god wants a sacrifice. For everyone to live, a child must die.


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Death calls to him, granting Winter premonition by showing him all the ways he can die. Where does his power come from and why has he been singled out to save the world? Only Death knows the darkness ready to be unleashed from King Drohn’s conquest of the empires. He must be stopped, or the Demons of Lost Souls will rise on the wings of war to end mankind and begin the Annihilation.


After an EMP event, small-town Beth Ann finds herself in a chaotic society desperate for food and water. A wealthy opportunist saves her town, but the darkness that follows is more devastating than the electrical outage. When Beth Ann finds herself alone, she must find a way to survive.


How to win an election: 1. Shake hands. 2. Kiss babies. 3. Travel through time.


A new baby, the promotion, the new house – everything is finally going his way. A happy family and the comfortable life don’t last long, though, once they start receiving visits from something that he does not understand. Or even believe.


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THE UNRAVELING OF BRENDAN MEEKS is a first-person glimpse into the mind of a young man with schizophrenia as he deals with tragic loss. The result is a unique and unforgettable mystery clouded with hallucinations and fraught by paranoia.


The only hope for a slightly dysfunctional backslidden Christian family divided by deception, violence, and immaturity is a touch from the Almighty God.


A recently widowed father. The dilapidated Victorian he wanted to start a new life in. The gnarled old woman in the house next door who watches him with sightless eyes. The beautiful young seductress who goes missing. The otherworldly messages that point to violence and murder.


Surviving in a city ruled by the supernatural is hard. Harder still with a serial killer on your trail, and a demon on your back. For sorcerer Creed, magick will either save the day…or destroy it.


A troubled 28-year-old waitress struggles to choose between an honest reality and the deceptive comfort of familiarity following a catastrophic technology and infrastructure collapse.


They kill innocence. She wants revenge. When Rebecca’s childhood abuser escapes justice it sets her on a path to revenge. Revenge on any man who preys on the innocent. A gripping page-turner of a psychological thriller packed with suspense.


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Was the Apollo 11 Moon landing faked?


A novel in the flavor of Less Than Zero and Bright Lights, Big City. The book is about one man’s disillusionment with the America he thought he knew. Within the context of the novel are many political references as well as humor and satire. But the real context of the story centers on drug abuse, jewelry theft, fine wine theft, art theft, working for the mafia, and stealing from the mafia, as well as the author’s employment in the exciting, fast-paced world of fashion photography and his eventual downfall. It is the story about how, for a brief period of time he obeyed only the law… of gravity. He once believed that the answers to all of life’s problems could be found in the bottom of a bottle. They are probably still there, but now they are printed in Chinese. It is a story in which he learns “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but how much you are loved by others.”


After a series of encounters with the law, a young man yearns for a better life and escapes his past as he heads to New York City where his pursuit of happiness and success sends him on a series of well-intentioned misadventures that lead him into the dark side of the criminal underworld and revenge. A marriage of real events and fiction, Love and Theft pulls from the author’s personal experience to create a man whose life path is no more his own fault than the color of his hair.


Moving to Acadian Springs, Louisiana was supposed to be a welcoming environment to restart their lives. With bigotry and prejudice all around them, inner demons begin to manifest themselves into something larger and Ashton and Dillon are left to figure things out alone after the town turns against them.


Michael Malone and Dick Cherry are two down on their luck friends that reconnect after 30 years and stumble upon a serial killer in Tarpon Springs, Florida during Hurricane Katrina. Night after night as the storm is growing in form and power, the two friends race against time to find the killer. But perhaps they are not ready for the truth? Could the killer be one of them?


This is a noir style novel full of Hollywood history, mystery, murder and suspense. Pick up a copy today, and see why all the reviews are 5 stars!


When bigotry and prejudice begin to encircle their move from New Orleans, Ashton and Dillon realize they have bitten off more than they can chew. With troubles mounting within their own home, they seek to find the answers to the true terror that has taken hold of one of them.


Sarah Andrews is a shy librarian who accidentally stumbles on a conspiracy by a group of rogue cops. Assaulted, framed and sent to prison to ensure silence, she discovers a startling capacity for violence. When released, Sarah plots her chilling revenge against the cops, hunting them down one by one.


Top-level forensic scientist, Paul Connert, becomes attracted to a beautiful Russian model, Vika Koslava, who’s in the US with her sister for an erotic photo shoot. The photo shoot goes bad, and Vika’s sister disappears. Paul joins forces with Vika to find her, and stop a deadly sex trafficking ring.


Seven university freshmen vanish. Two are found dead—frozen solid, their eyes replaced with black stones. And when the serial killer lures a Toronto PI into a deadly trap, she must fight her own demons to unravel the psychopath’s twisted game.


The road can make us, shake us, or break us, but without the journey, our destiny cannot be fulfilled.


Sometimes to reach your destiny, you must change. Even if it means the death of a life you dreamed of.


Danais and Leo are both orphans searching for truth. What they find, however, is much more than they anticipated and the truth could lead to their demise.


Man runs from past, falls in love, past comes back to haunt him threatening to ruin everything. Will he survive or will prison bars be his life’s destiny?


The Skin Room is an unnerving suspense thriller narrated by Alex Melville. The bloodstained document that comprises the narrative of the novel is his claustrophobic account of the murder of Valentina, and the incarceration and death of his drug-addicted sister, Sonia. The Skin Room is a ‘whydunnit’ with a twist.


Thriller novelist Garth Wainwright wakes from a car crash coma suffering from amnesia. Desperate to find his identity he learns he has a wife snatched during the car crash that stole his memories and almost his life —on orders from the head of a crime cartel.

Inside Moves: A Wainwright Mystery was a gripping and poignant read with bad guys, good guys and take-charge women for readers seeking a crime novel with an Ocean’s Eleven sort of feel.

Review by Jennifer Ellis

Leon Donatello betrayed his Mob boss to the feds and is in witness protection in South Dakota.Tanya Miller is broke. An expert marksman, she’s hired by the Mafia to kill Leon. Jimmy Sanchez lives in his car to avoid a gang. When their worlds collide they must make painful choices.


Explore your perception of existence in Thread. Dive into worlds of intrigue and mystery with this cross-genre collection of short stories. Trace the thread of reality as it weaves through the fabric of surrealism.


Kory Diffoten has lived the life of a loner until his senior year of high school begins taking several surprising twists, including unexpected friendships, disorienting faculty encounters, and the stress of possibly losing his mind.


AWARD-WINNING and NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ROSEMARY A JOHNS, brings readers the perfect escape: a thrilling supernatural world. My name is Light. In 14 nights I’ll go up in flames. In 14 nights I’ll die for my family. In 14 nights I’ll save the world…


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Digital Velocity is a fast-paced romantic suspense thriller that weaves drama, excitement, grit, raw emotions and mystery through a journey that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


“Tainted Blood: Face Your Demons” is the first novella in a series about a demon raising two human girls. The book tells of how he came to be their adopted father/guardian.


A romantic thriller with continual twists!


A mysterious island with a dark secret. Unicorns, pterodactyls & creatures from myth. A deadly monorail with an insane AI tour guide. A vampire queen with an evil plan. A fortune teller’s frightening prediction of death. Snow the only rabbit shifter in the world, is about to face it all.


A mobster’s wife goes up against a top assassin with a dark secret behind his success.


Scheduled for Review on December 4, 2017

Chloe wants an adventure, but first, it’s bad day after another. She gains two pounds, gets pulled over for littering, forgets the milk twice, and catches her husband cheating. Adventure becomes chaos when Chloe is accused of murder, chased by a hot detective, and tries to avoid Stranger Danger.


A tanker train carrying chlorine gas derails and threatens a small Montana city with poisoning. The bad news for Ami Gibb is that her ten year old sister sits home alone within a mile of the derailment. Will Ami reach her sister in time while battling the chaos of an evacuation?


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Alex’s genteel world shatters when she is dragged from a tourist bus in Mexico City, throwing her into the brutal world of human trafficking. When the trail leads back to those she loves the most, she finds that the most innocent and ordinary places that hide the most terrible secrets.


Every family has secrets. Some are worth dying for. With twists and turns that will leave your head spinning, this psychological thriller will keep you up past your bedtime.

A shocking story of brutal domestic and child abuse, this is not a story for the faint-hearted. Dark, disturbing, tragic and shocking, the plot weaves the past and present together and offers a grim glimpse into many troubled minds. Genuinely gripping.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

Scheduled for Review on September 18, 2017

“You can’t kill a ghost.” Young American Aliya Scott travels to Tanzania to help children with her condition. There, people without pigment in their skin are called “zeru-zeru,” it means “ghost,” and they are believed to possess magical powers. When Aliya goes missing, her father sets out on a mission to find her. Will he reach her before it is too late?


When stock trader Devon Heathrow finds a mysterious device, a new world is open to him. He is plunged into a world of violence and uncertainty. Otherworlders murder his wife, daughter and him. Devon was dead.


It’s impossible but it’s on-screen. He’s captured—on camera—the scene of his own death. He has only two options: succumb to his fate the footage foretells or fight—to the death if need be—for his very own life.

The End is a book you can read in one day, which is exactly what I did. Not just because it is short, but because you simply cannot tear yourself away from it. For me, this book was a little nugget of perfection. Trevor is an ordinary young man, working hard to provide for his pregnant wife. At the weekend though, he tests his mountain biking skills to the maximum, in the mountains of Utah. Back at home, Trevor watches the footage recorded on his Go-Pro camera and is shocked to witness his own death. How his own death could be recorded on the camera, and what this now means for Trevor and his family, provide a nail biting rush to the finish. A thoroughly engaging and vivid read with a spectacular twist. Everything about this book persuaded me to keep reading; the characters, their motives, the beautifully described mountain bike scenes, and the desire to know how Trevor’s death got onto the camera. I highly recommend this accomplished book to anyone who enjoys action and adventure stories, and for anyone looking for a quick, but fully engrossing and satisfying read.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

She

Over river town. One urban legend. One summer. Four teenagers are caught fighting for their lives and for their families as a terrible secret rises up from 20 years ago. Their town isn’t so innocent after all. Together, they go into the deep forest. She waits alone. She’s been watching.


Out of seven billion people, one man has declared war on Mother Nature and plans to bring it to its knees. Out of all the criminals in Los Angeles, he’s the number one target being hunted by the LAPD tonight. And out of the entire LAPD, one officer is hell-bent on helping him complete his mission.


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Nadia Spencer is America’s favorite cosmetic surgeon. She’s the UN Special Ambassador for Female Genital Mutilation, a mother to two wise ass kids, and she’s married to the Republican candidate for Mayor of New York. She’s just released her new book. He’s four weeks away from election day. But Nadia wasn’t always a woman. And now she wants to be a man, again.


Killing ghosts is a full time job.


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The ruthlessness of Russian organised crime, police corruption, sex-trafficking and murder are only a few of the problems facing ex-convict, Harry Windsor, as he searches for a missing girl while struggling to stay on the right side of the law – and survive!


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Inspired by The King in Yellow mythos first established by Robert W. Chambers, and reminiscent of cosmic horror by H. P. Lovecraft, Laird Barron, and John Langan, comes The Final Reconciliation—a chilling tale of regret, the occult, and heavy metal by Todd Keisling.


Professor Anna Klein and her husband, Sean, are a young couple each struggling with their own misperceptions of reality. When Bard, a student of Anna’s, develops his own obsession with the couple, their already unsteady world collapses with irrevocable consequences. A Flash of Red ultimately asks the question: What happens when we can no longer tell the difference between what we want and what is real?

A Flash Of Red is an intriguing psychological thriller which introduces some rather unlikable characters. Anna, a psychology lecturer who fears she has inherited her mother’s mental illness, and Sean her scheming husband, who has been rejected sexually by Anna due to their inability to conceive a child. As a result, their marriage is fractured and full of suspicion and manipulation, despite the perfect image they present to the outside world. Bard, a psychology student, feels he has a connection with Anna, and becomes the cataclyst for destruction, as this well plotted and paced novel thunders towards a dramatic climax. As I read this book I kept changing my mind about who was at fault. A very cleverly plotted psychological thriller.

Review by A Flash of Red

I play underneath, listening as Joe spins the lamenting melody that will possess the next ten minutes of my life. The rest of us – second violin, viola and cello, slip in beneath him. We provide a slow-moving blanket of music to catch the sound of the first violin’s tears. Not that this is some self-indulgent funeral dirge. This music is raw, unbound emotion … grief at its harshest and cruelest. It’s pining for something forever lost, wishing you could retrieve all that time you wasted, because you now realize that there will never be another hour. Or minute. Or second. There will never be another heartbeat… As the Adagio comes to its conclusion, the sound stretches thinner and thinner until there’s nothing left to hold it together anymore. Just air. And then shadow. And then darkness. The flame is snuffed. The casket is lowered. And now there is nothing left to prove that this moment ever even existed. That is, except for my broken heart.


Cults, criminals, and fake mediums are bad enough. With IA also watching him, Blake must also hunt a killer while shooting as few people as possible. Fatally, at least. And there’s the unreal possibility of his soul becoming food for things that make him question his sanity.


A Federal official out to cover a deal he made with the Devil has brought the blueprints for the classified mission that nearly got Detective Holland killed in Iraq to New Orleans. The detective must take him on to keep the peace between heroin dealers and a notorious Mexican cartel.


Children shouldn’t play with dead things. But if they do, they should make sure the things stay dead.


Some fallow land is best left undeveloped …


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“Francis Sparks’ MADE SAFE is a gripping, fast-paced and hard hitting thriller. Sparks’ depiction of the gritty underbelly of the heartland will grab you by the throat and not let go. Hold on tight for a wild ride.” Heather Gudenkauf ~ NYT bestselling author of The Weight of Silence


Scheduled for Review on July 3, 2017

After five campers are hacked to death in their sleep in a national park campground, FBI Special Agent Cal Bocock learns nothing is as it seems at Elkmont. Bocock and his companions are pitted against an ancient evil that has been haunting the mist shrouded mountains since colonial days.


Amidst betrayal and heartache, the officers of the Death Dwellers MC defend their club and fellow brothers, and find everlasting love.


Follow the strange, lustful and horrific journey of Sandy Beech as he is ensnared into the realm of African witchcraft. The Witch’s List bridges our world of convention, with that of a fabulous Twilight Zone, what may be true reality — a realm of magic and ultimate possibility.


Given an impossible choice–kill a stranger to save five other strangers–what would YOU do?

If you like psychological horror and books that make you think as well as scare you, this book is for you. The author is a true professional and this reader can tell that he knows his craft, his pacing and character development. The book never lags. The characters live and breathe and feel very intense emotions that draw you in and make you sympathize. The internal monologue is handled deftly as well, without bogging down the reader in Chris’s agonizing decisions, but giving us enough to allow us to experience this with Chris. It’s a great read and would please anyone who can stomach some violence and uncomfortable situations.

Review by Kill Someone

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A city that doesn’t believe in magic. Bloodthirsty weredragons. Good thing this reckless playboy has superpowers…


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In ‘Time Lies’, a devious mystery-thriller set in Cold War Germany, a reluctant serial killer realises he has been murdering the wrong people. But there is hope for him yet…


She’ll risk her life to break his curse, but revealing the truth could be far more dangerous.


How do you defeat a foe who knows how you operate and every secret of your organization? It’s the question on Max Kenworth’s mind when he receives information about stolen nuclear weapons. The theft was arranged by Bart Madison, an ex-special forces officer, who has big plans for the devices.


A gripping psychological thriller about two teenagers, one with a secret. Neither of them knows the future, what dark mysteries they both hold. “I loved Abigail. She was perfection. She was the end. Our town was full of secrets; he was the worst and the best. She is my Abigail.”


Meet Detective Harvey Sam, a small town cop who wants two impossible things—a happy family and a perfect solve rate.


No Where Girl is an emotional ride into a life of tribulation and the woman who would never give up on living.


Loretta Marion’s debut novel is a twisty page-turner, expertly blending the webs of mystery, danger and suspense with the alluring possibility of romance from a once unrequited love.

“The Fool’s Truth” will appeal to fans of suspenseful thrillers with multiple layered story lines, so long as they are not too discerning when it comes to the nuances of the writing style, the depth of the characterizations, or the contrivances of the plot.

Review by The Fool’s Truth

The Zee Brothers have a strange and dangerous vocation. While some hunt rodents or pests in the dark, Jonah and Judas tackle much larger prey… Zombies. If you like Ash Vs Evil Dead, Army of Darkness and Scooby Doo, you’ll want to try this action packed romp a try.


Doublewide is an intense novel of revenge, friendship, and a look at the cultural divide we experience everyday. The story alternates between a trailer park in Dallas and the Hotel Zone in Cancun, coming together in a powerful, unexpected ending.


WHEN A YOUNG BRITISH WOMAN DISAPPEARS IN THE CAUCASUS MOUNTAINS, A FRANTIC SEARCH BEGINS. BUT IT SOON TURNS INTO A DESPERATE LIFE-AND-DEATH STRUGGLE.


Third Eye Watch is a romantic suspense novel which features friendship, love, and passion. The heart-tugging romance between Serena Shaw and Samvir Raina will make your heart skip a beat and their journey to solve a major crime will keep you on the edge of your seat.


Scheduled for Review on August 7, 2017

A dead German in a whorehouse bed. A bloated corpse in a Mississippi bayou. A mysterious notebook filled with unknown codes and hand drawn maps. A Mafia Don helping the Allies. A challenge the code-breaking talents at Bletchley Park. A Nazi plot to sabotage the production of Higgins landing craft.


Five years ago, Nell’s parents fled at night, leaving her and her younger siblings with their crippled grandfather. Now, she must also assume the burden of an injured FBI agent whose presence ignites revelations regarding both her parents’ disappearance and stolen munitions. Protecting her loved ones becomes a deadly undertaking.


The abduction of a nine-year-old girl unravels a mother’s secrets that date back nearly two decades.


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A fast-paced cyber mystery with shades of Hitchcock, classic noir, and 50’s pulp.


Imagine a labor camp where the prisoners think they’re in paradise. A prison without walls, but for an unnatural love between captives and their Masters. Scott Anderson is trapped there. And, when his friends come to rescue him he doesn’t want to leave. This is the world of Homesick.


Top cellist Julia James has begun a whole new life- happily married and expecting her first child. She is finally poised to have the life she’s always dreamed of and she is finally able to put the past behind her. 

 Unfortunately, the past isn’t quite done with Julia yet.


A novel filled with music, hope, romance, and a hidden darkness that could leave you in anticipation of what could happen next.

Those who enjoy romance with a touch of thrilling psychopath tactics from the antagonist, this book could be an excellent read for you. Otherwise, should be avoided by those who enjoy light-hearted romance novels.

Review by Rhapsody

Her best friend, Maggie, entrusts a USB drive into Tashina’s care and hours later dies. Tashina has nowhere to run but to the home of her mother’s people, the Lakota Sioux. A mission to honor a friend’s request becomes a period of discovery for the woman disparagingly called “white-girl.”


Special gifts can be deadly… • A man plagued with bizarre hallucinations • A hidden and mysterious past • A strange doctor with questionable motives Like The Dead Zone meets The Fugitive


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A tale of the Weird Wild West and those who lived it.


Scheduled for Review on March 27, 2017

John Powers, former autonomous operative for Department of Defense undertook orders to terminate a senator believing that the order came directly from the president himself. Now, in Washington, D.C., the Secretary of Defense and D.I.A. agree to take the necessary steps to tie up any unraveling loose ends.


After meeting her new neighbor, Ben Thornton, Naomi Carter finds herself embroiled in a plot straight out of science fiction.


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Kinky but emotionally skittish real estate agent may be a serial killer or his next victim of the “Realtor Retaliator:: It’s Glengarry Glen Ross meets 50 Shades of Gray but with a body count.


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An ancient evil lies within the stone, feasting on innocent souls. Two years ago, the retired FBI contractor, Carter, had a chance to kill it and didn’t. Second chances are hard to get….


November finally has the family she wanted but old enemies are lurking, waiting to strike and a group of legendary hunters is threatening her pack. Their only hope is trusting their enemies, entering hostile territories and playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a psychopath.


A post-apocalyptic thriller with a big difference. Is the enemy of my enemy my friend, or should I totally annihilate them both? A group of medical and military survivors thought the end of the world was bad enough, but that was just the beginning.


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We follow Agnes Mullins as she regains consciousness next to a girl whom, despite unsettling familiar features, she swears she does not know. The only problem is that this girl is dead. She struggles to piece together the past 24 hours before her already unraveling mental stability becomes truly unhinged.


A man and his wife get their minds swapped with his son and her daughter, respectively. What will they do if they can’t find a way to swap themselves back?


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A historical thriller about an occult scholar, an aspiring artist, and an Irish immigrant investigating mythology-themed murders in Paris, 1888.


There are dark clouds on the horizon and it is coming whether they are prepared or not. Will they be able to weather this storm?


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Knowing you’re dying can be murder. When Gage Adder finds out he has inoperable pancreatic cancer, things really start to look up for him. He leaves his soul-crushing job, joins a nice terminal illness support group, and takes up an exciting new hobby: Serial killing.


In the late 1990s, a laptop was found in a service station just outside of Manchester. It contained a digital journal entitled ‘TO THE FINDER: OPEN NOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE!’ Now, for the first time, that infamous diary is being published in its entirety.


In this unexpected, puzzling, yet satisfying conclusion to The Flight Trilogy, readers are warned to buckle up and stay alert. Captain Ryan Mitchell is about to take you on the flight of your life—strange and mysterious, yet full of hope.


“Flight into Darkness” is a story of struggle between fear and faith—evil and good—and how love can empower the human spirit with divine strength. A flight filled with suspense and surprise that promises to thrill. Welcome aboard and buckle up as Captain Mitchell takes off into turbulent skies asking readers to “please, remain in your seats with your seatbelts fastened”, have faith, and pray.


After receiving a heart transplant from a young murder victim, Mia Germaine is plagued by nightmares. Are they clues to solving a murder case, or grim phantasms leading her further into danger? “A Secondhand Life” weaves a tale of reclaimed dreams as this taut thriller ensnares you.

A compelling thriller with twists and turns, A Secondhand Life explores the theory of ‘organ memory’, when Mia, the recipient of a murder victims’ donated heart, begins to experience memories of the night she was killed. Determined to piece together the clues and the bring the killer to justice, Mia places herself and her loved ones in danger to reach the truth. A great pacy thriller with a genuinely shocking ending.

Review by A Secondhand Life

when 17-year-old Chloe meets Kieran, she quickly becomes smitten with his quirky charisma. But as their bond deepens, Kieran becomes smothering and flies into terrifying rages. Chloe must make the heartrending choice between saving herself or saving Kieran, until Kieran’s mission of remorse turns into a quest for revenge.


Los Angeles homeboy Magdaleno is paroled after serving time on a weapons frameup by a rival, Rico, who takes over as gang shotcaller in Mags’s absence. After promising himself and his famil a fresh start, Mags’s desire for revenge and respect pushes him to make a decision that ensnares him in a world seeded with deceit and betrayal, where the only escape is sacrifice of everything – and everyone – he loves.


The ill thought out attempt on Tulee’s life was a mistake, a terrible mistake. There’s an old Biblical verse in Galatians saying “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”. That never was more true than during those three months in Tyson County, never.

While holding to a Christian undertone, The Passing of Tulee Main is one story that has the potential of capturing the interest of quite a large audience.

Review by Anita Lock

Escaping from prison was the easy part.


Cyrus must run for his life, but can he run from love?


Aurora, a holiday maker, and David, a globetrotting sushi chef, meet-cute on a skydive, literally falling head over heels for each other. However, after a few days of bliss reality rears its ugly head and they have to part again. Three months later Aurora has rearranged her life to be with David. When she returns to Mallorca their love remains strong. Only, nobody reckoned with the human baggage Aurora unwittingly brings to the island. Two professional hitmen with nothing but murder on their minds. The chase is on

Stanke’s wildly thrilling period piece captures not just the groovy vibe of post-Franco Spain in 1977, but also the feel, the look, the smell, of Mallorca just as tourism was starting to really make inroads into the formerly pristine island.

His unusual and ambitious jumps in point of view wouldn’t have worked in the hands of a less skilled author, but here you’re in good hands. David and Aurora’s whirlwind courtship is over almost before it began, and then, upon her return to him three months later (surprise! With a child in tow) the breathless chase through the pine forests and over the mountains unwinds skillfully. David and his young charge flee for their lives from hit men, and then murderous cops. Then Stanke rewinds and adds another perspective, layering on a new level of understanding for the reader. And again he backs up and goes over the same ground again but in the head of yet another character. By the end, when the whole heart-squeezing narrative has unfolded, the reader knows everything and is satisfied. It’s not an entirely happy ending, you know that going in—but it’s a just one, and a thrill right to the last scene.

I wholeheartedly recommend Falling in Death and Love, for anyone who enjoys and appreciates intricate plotting, who has an affinity for Spain, or who needs a reason to stay up late. Once you start this novel, you won’t want to stop.

Review by Kim Kash

Ex-marine returns to modern-day Vietnam to shoot tourism videos of the now prosperous country when he falls for a beautiful woman with a dark secret that could destroy the country.


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Kobe is a novel with interweaving plot lines and strong characters. The reader will follow a search for a missing waitress, a junkie with a flare for the macabre, a dope boy hell-bent on revenge, and two lovers mixed up in the crazy town drama.


A grip on one’s sanity … A discovery of demonic warfare … The beginnings of an exorcist. In the Eyes of Madness, the thin line between sanity and the supernatural.


Gently reared by her missionary parents, Lindsay has never known anything but love. Until her father dies. Less than an hour after his funeral, she is trekking through the Black Hills National Forest with a man who vows to kill her before allowing her to fall into the wrong hands.


Nikolas Thime: The End Of My World is an engaging, exciting, humorous, sexy, intricate, character driven, stylish adventure. Its genres are mystery, suspense, LGBT, science fiction, whodunit, crime, action-adventure, thriller, and courtroom drama.


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Love, betrayal and family secrets create a lethal cocktail that has Savannah’s world unraveling at her feet. Set against a southern backdrop of garden parties and civil rights marches, Paper Castles is a sultry mix of sweet-tea and murder. Sex and secrets.


Scheduled for Review on April 3, 2017

When Kai’s telepathy spirals out of control, her husband Oliver brings her to the quiet Wisconsin hometown he abandoned a decade ago, where he must confront the secrets of his past to save their future.


An enlisted man challenges incompetent superiors. A hidden killer plots another attack. A captain questions his own legacy. Inspired by true events.


Need a little action, snarky humor, a dead body, and light-hearted romance?


To delve into another’s mind is to revel in the depths of truth, cringe in the face of past and imagined horrors, and suffer their dreams, all while searching for balance and serenity. Explore a world where betrayal and deception, desire and trust, weave a fabric that’ll test your sanity.


When a murder victim is found wearing a goat mask, it’s a strange murder. When a second victim turns up, it’s a serial killer. When the killer calls and taunts the police, it turns into something else, especially since the detective on the case doesn’t exactly go by the book.



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Driven by a desperate need to escape her past, Cristina Rodriguez moves into a picturesque hilltop home with an ocean view. The same place where, four years earlier, a young girl was kidnapped and murdered.


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A broken father. His missing daughter. A forbidden technology. An impersonal deity that has abandoned Its children. All intertwined into a single quest for redemption against the backdrop of life and death, time and space.


Seventeen-year-old Cera Singer discovers she comes from a long-line of witches after moving from the Deep South to New York State. She then has to develop her powers in order to fight off an evil witch that haunts the forest behind her new home.


Observe through the eyes of Logan, who is obsessed in trying to uncover who is behind the famous 4-20 Drain Murder after his ex-girlfriend was murdered. He and his friends struggle to find answers while dealing with drug addiction, the living dead and being stalked by cultists.


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A plane crash in the Amazon jungle… A hidden Inca treasure… Ruthless grave robbers… Head Hunter natives… This fast-paced, non-stop action adventure thriller takes you on a fabulous journey to exotic places.


A quiet little mountain town is hiding a big problem. When the townsfolk of Raven’s Peak start acting crazy, Abigail Dressler is called upon to discover the root of the evil affecting people. She uncovers a demonic threat unlike any she’s ever faced and finds herself in a fight just to stay alive.

A unique twist to the demonic realm, paranormal audiences are certainly in for a treat with this first book in a promising new series.

Review by Anita Lock

Told through perspectives of Tay, Camilla, and Robert, the readers follow their journey through the magical world they were lured into as they try to find their place regardless of what kinds of ripples their actions may have in this other world.


A man is running for his life. An army is deployed to hunt him down. He has no right to be there. He has no right to live. He is not considered human. In the United States of Europe, 2058, the price of freedom is higher than ever before.


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When Casie Valentine finally escapes her abusive past, something even more sinister awaits her in Sarvelle Falls. Or rather, SOMEONE . . .


For criminal profiler Quinn Woodstrum, delving into the mind of a killer is the ultimate challenge. But it’s nothing compared to the shocking challenges he and his family are faced with when those roles become unexpectedly reversed . . .


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“Beyond the Screen Door” is a magical and historically accurate coming of age tale that weaves paranormal realism throughout and was inspired by the author’s experience with the spirit world and her “gift” passed down through generations.


A Parisian party girl uncovers four lost and found stories related to a tarot deck from 1389. This book is a hybrid novel, swinging across Europe between history, mystery and fantasy. It will leave you amazed at the possibilities it unfurls, intrigued by the history of the tarot and staggered at revelations you might develop a taste for.


You watch the TV news every night and think you know what’s going on… think again. Three friends innocently stumble upon government information and are determined to reveal the truth to the American public and stop the flow of misinformation being dispensed by corrupt authorities within the United States Government.


Samantha lived a peaceful life on her family’s estate. However, when her brother disappears, Samantha faces an unwilling guardian, Benjamin, who finds himself falling for Samantha’s unique demeanor. However, when they discover Edward’s death was murder, Benjamin’s perfect plan unravels and Samantha is quickly running out of time.


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A programmer is forced to cooperate with the FBI and find out what his Silicon Valley startup is secretly selling to a foreign government — before he meets the same fate as his predecessor.


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An estranged father’s weekend with his beloved five-year-old daughter turns into a nightmare when she gets into the lift of a city centre tower block and goes down without him. She vanishes without a trace. It sets off a race against time, and a nationwide manhunt, to find her. As the police investigation closes in, suspicion falls on those closest to her – with devastating consequences. Daddy Dearest is a terrifying story of love, obsession and psychological meltdown.


A Chicago detective faces true evil on the case, and gets a chance to get revenge on the vampire who ruined his life…but he gets more than he bargained for when he meets Angelica Cross.


Rudy Phillips is so charming and handsome, women find him irresistible. However, when he meets the superrich American beauty Bridget Tennyson, it is he who falls under her spell. They long to be together but first they must figure out how to get rid of her husband.


What happens when your best friend has a secret so big that it could change your whole life forever? What if the last year had been just a part of your imagination? Raiden had always had a simplistic view of things. And then there was Conner.


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Formerly confined to a mental institution, Richard struggles to adapt to a world of adult freedom. He possesses abnormally acute powers of hearing and suffers from claustrophobia, yet he feels unleashed to dare fate in high places—in short, he is a bundle of neuroses.


“A taut novel of suspense with a thread of the supernatural that seizes the reader’s attention and will not let go. Lurking underneath the saga of a psychic’s imminent mortality and the threat of a ruthless murderer are deeper thematic questions about the essence of human free will.” (Micah Andrews-Midwest Book Review)


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An angry detective, a disillusioned journalist and a disturbed rich kid face off against their own dark pasts as they move towards a violent and terrifying confrontation with each other and the shadowy and powerful group known as The Project.


A tense historical conspiracy thriller, a race across the stunning English landscape for readers who love strong female characters.


Eighteen-year-old Seven lives where all is peaceful … except for the war raging above the sky. Every year, on Assignment Day, the path of each eighteen-year-old’s life is laid out. Some are given jobs and are “paired” for mating. The others are sent to The War and never return.


Mary Elizabeth Stroll tries to bring closure to her haunted youth where, after accidental overdose, she was thrust into distressing afterlife odyssey. Nine-years gone, her past and present converge during a haunting, day-long interview that morphs into a race with death. In Passing is a dark, suspenseful, yet romantic, paranormal tale.

In Passing is a paranormal love story with hints of darkness. It explores the possibility of an after life and the existence of ‘angels’, or people who are able to stop others before they make dire mistakes. The book is not afraid to take on gritty social issues, such as child abuse, substance abuse and abortion, and does so in a positive manner. Well worth a read for those who enjoy paranormal romance and books with a religious theme.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

Veronica Farrell is a young, successful American businesswoman who blends in easily with London’s hip, millennial crowd. At least, that’s what she wants you to believe.

Protector is an interesting romantic thriller, which should appeal to people who enjoy both genres. There are plenty of steamy moments between the two main characters, Jude and Veronica, who are both members of a mysterious clan of people who become ageless at thirty. The clan is at war with itself however, and has split into two factions whose disagreements have become deadly. Veronica and Jude should be enemies…but are helplessly attracted to each other.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

Lola’s keeping a secret, she’s vampire, and she fears if her new crush Dillon finds out, he’ll reject her, just like her mortal ex did. But when the need to feed causes Lola to make a serious mistake, an old enemy takes the opportunity to wreak revenge, framing Dillon for murder.


A missing comic book genius. An all-powerful hallucinogenic designer drug. Max Bowman is haunted by both of them – and he just might lose his mind as a result.


David and Matt were content to keep their suspicions about Scott to themselves until a simple trip to the library set them on parallel trajectories where even the most careful plans have unexpected consequences that can rock a community and reverberate long after they’re gone.

A page turning psychological thriller that had me on the edge of my seat. An interesting and debatable subject matter; would you kill a killer before they killed? Something similar to the moral question about whether or not you would go back in time and kill Hitler as a baby. Also a brilliant and convincing portrayal of small town life.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

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In this timely and prescient political tale, America’s richest citizen, Landon Lassiter, leads a conspiracy to return America to its founding tenets of citizen servants, inalienable rights and limited government.


Bisexual teen Corey Nguyen believes that surviving senior year and a budding romance with her friend Kate is all life has in store for her. That is, until prom night, when she’s left alone and in shock, hiding inside a diner restroom, the only witness to a multiple homicide.


He could feel no more perfect and uncontrolled joy as to be here, with these birds, whose watch over him was but unforced curiosity, and not an armed hunt. Their mutual surveillance of each other was reaching, candid and unobtrusive, the exact opposite of Global Intelligence’s unfettering pursuit.


She wants love, he wants the gold medal. The lines between love and obsession are blurred in this blend of dark romance and psychological thriller that combines the heat of Fifty Shades of Grey, the twists of Gone Girl, and the warped reality of Black Swan.

Rising romance author Lauren Rico spins a gripping tale of loss, love, and lies in book one of the Reverie series. A true storyteller, Rico grabs the attention of her audience from the get-go. Twisty and tantalizing, Reverie is bound to be a favorite among romance buffs with a love for classical music.

Review by Reverie

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Economy in turmoil; lives, careers and fortunes are at stake. Tom must find out why and who’s behind it. Is the motive greed, power, revenge or even economic terrorism? Facing a crumbling marriage, personal threats and his most challenging ever investigation, he has the added distraction of a romantic attraction.


FORBIDDEN LOVE. BLACKMAIL. DISCIPLINE. DECEPTION. A young woman, Cathy Coleman, falls in love with a down-home cowboy, Scott Sampson, but Cathy’s socialite mother is furious. Catherine is meant for a dignified man of stature and means! Scott suddenly finds himself battling through a quagmire of evil manipulations, dished out by the over-protective woman.


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Sabrina, a lovely fairy has it all: fame, fortune, and beauty—until her boyfriend Cade, a rebel vampire, films their involvement in a crime as well as the passionate lovemaking that follows. Can they also prevent the world from falling into the hands of an evil mind with horrible intentions?


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In the aftermath of the horrifying attacks of September 11, 2001, a second wave of attacks is expected to hit the U.S. mainland. The year is 2002. A Cabal of elite “one world” proponents, in conspiracy with members of the Chinese government, has developed an operation to spark the birth of their new world order. John Powers, ex-Delta Force sniper and CIA operative and the Alpha Team, must act now.


Yuki, a young street girl, witnesses Jack Delgato murder another police officer and an informant. Yuki runs for her life as Delgato relentlessly pursues the only witness to the killing.


A brilliant and compelling journey through the dark streets of a woman’s worst nightmare.


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When Owen Saddler’s little sister mysteriously drowns, Owen is determined to uncover the circumstances by following in her footsteps, even if it means diving into the murky—some would say haunted—waters of Chapel Lake.


It’s Andromeda Strain meets Back to the Future with a healthy dose of Dirty Dancing. Fall into this edgy, action-packed, dystopian love story, and encounter a finicky time machine, a mysterious seashell, and a very clever dog (some sex, swearing and violence, but no vampires and absolutely no ditzes!)


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As Ella makes her way to the San Diego airport, she learns that her sister, Lorraine, has been admitted to Seattle Westbridge Hospital. Lorraine’s au pair and sixteen-year-old son are missing. Being diagnosed with secondary brain cancer, Lorraine’s story keeps changing, making Ella question how unreliable her sister really is.


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Navy SEAL Rafe Kelly is on leave and doesn’t expect to be fighting terrorists on his home turf. When he’s taken hostage, he knows he has to fight, but a beautiful hostage negotiator presents an unexpected complication. Can she save them both or will she get caught in the crossfire?


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Secrets can be dangerous. Tessa Micah is determined to keep hers even though a ruthless killer has her in his sights. Detective Parker Bell is determined not to let her die, no matter what he has to do to keep her alive.


At age fifteen, Arie Nolan was ‘infected’ by her father: injected with a painful formula that heightens the senses and physical abilities. But Arie’s infection also came with a secret she would give her life to protect. A secret many dangerous people will do anything to get their hands on.


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Mari and Ki’s story began in the Royal Vow Series, Sweet Surrender. As I finished what I thought to be the last book of the series, Sweet Temptation, I discovered Mari and Ki had another story to tell. I hope you enjoy this two part story of their sweet destiny. Don’t worry, as a thank you treat I’ve included both parts of this story in one book, Sweet Destiny.


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Sker House is a traditional-style gothic ghost story with a contemporary twist and a distinctly Welsh flavour. Though the characters are fictionalized, many of the events described in the book are matters of historical record. Read it if you dare.


Luke Elliot and Jessica Morrow are both fleeing from painful pasts and seeking fresh starts when they meet by pure chance. As their relationship grows, Jessica’s secret life is exposed, putting her in danger, and Luke must call upon his special talents to save her – and himself.


A TV cameraman frantically searches for his missing reporter. Helped by his free-spirit brother, the terrifying scenario plays out from Florida to Belize. When one brother is locked inside a trunk on its way out of the country, the other battles to save their lives.


Fall, Leaves, Fall is a compelling Supernatural Thriller. Can James Bridge keep the promise he made all those years ago, and what will be the cost if he does?


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A quartet’s heist built on vengeance is detoured by greed, love, murder, and ulterior motives.


A man with no memory suffering from nightmarish hallucinations must race to uncover the dark secrets of his past as his mind crumbles around him. In the Dark is a fast-paced psychological thriller with a tightly-plotted mystery at its core that will keep readers guessing long after the startling conclusion.


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A home invasion uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to overthrow a nationwide criminal enterprise.


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Benjamin Walker has taken a job working on a project named “Lucy,” a machine capable of recording a persons dreams in intimate detail. All is finally going well for Ben … until strange dreams begin to plague him, and hidden memories begin to reveal themselves. No one is who they seem …


A fast-action crime thriller: Evan Powers has left his dull office job to become the new manager in Nick Grady’s marijuana growing operation … however, Nick’s complex past comes full circle, thrusting Evan in a scramble to decipher the truth behind the enigmatic lives of the people he holds dear.

An expertly plotted and devised crime thriller which keeps you guessing until the end – a great, fast paced read, despite the lack of connection between the reader and the main protagonist who I never really felt I got to know.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

Sarah Randolph’s just learned that she’s an extraterrestrial living on earth. She’s about to Shift, but she can’t do it alone. Her transformation will reveal her true nature, but will also expose an assailant with sinister intentions. As time runs out, will Sarah’s unique gifts change her fate?

A competent, well written and interesting alien adventure, with a hint of romance, Red-Line: The Shift holds your interest from start to finish. Who is watching Sarah Randolph and what do they want with her? Why hasn’t she felt like herself lately, or been able to sleep? John Ramsey has the answers, or at least some of them, but can she trust him? The action starts quickly, with Sarah going through the ‘shift’ just moments after being told she is not in fact human. The story then confines us to one house and one group of characters as they aid and protect Sarah through her shift, whilst using their own unique sensitivities to divert and fight danger as it appears. Sarah is a ‘red-line’ Eudoran, possibly the last of her kind and the only hope the gray-line Eudorans have of survival…but there is another force at work, and who they are and why they want to get hold of Sarah will no doubt be revealed in Volume Two.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

This story teleports a father and son into an astronomical adventure through time and space to save the universe from a hostile takeover. Along the way these two unlikely heroes create the greatest fighting force known to mankind, properly named AstroKnights.


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Baltimore homicide detective Jill Andersen finally has a chance to clear her father’s name just days before his execution. But will she want to?


Karl Demetris has an insatiable desire for money. Heading a drug ring, he discovers a cheap substance to peddle.The effects are ghastly. Strip club owner and public masturbator extraordinaire, Donald Bickley, is in a position to stop this atrocity. The future of Badfish rests in his sticky hands.


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An unscrupulous arts dealer covets Gabriela’s work to the point of madness, Richard Harrison needs to get Gabriela back in his life, and, if they don’t stay a step ahead of the danger, their future together may well go up in flames.


“The Shining” meets “House of Leaves.” A horror movie fan discovers a box of pictures buried in his basement that lets him spy on his friends.

Lurk is a fresh and clever horror with a well-written cast of memorable characters. With a measured balance of mystery, suspense and reality bending horror, fans of the genre will find themselves breezing through this book in one or two sittings. It’s a real page turner, relying as much on the psychologically disturbing as its moments of grotesque imagery and supernatural creep.

Certain parts recall a young Stephen King, and the use of an unreliable narrator being influenced by the restless dead may ring familiar to fans of The Shining. However, good horror is often in the telling, and Adam Vine tells a fine tale. His depiction of Drew, from whose perspective the events unfurl, is particularly note worthy. Struggling to find his place, Drew is a study on the social outsider in the millennial age, a young man who tries to find solace in youthful crutches as his friends grow up around him, trapping him in a cycle of bitterness and frustration.

Lurk is at its surface a good horror with some genuinely disturbing scenes. But it is the depth of characterisation that sets it apart from its peers. While the cast at first appear to be typical teenage horror fodder, they each reveal wisdom, cynicism and an almost tragic self-awareness of how little, and how much, their formative years actually matter. Lurk is an exploration of youth, friendship and coming of age, wrapped in an eerie, sometimes brutal, horror story.

 

Review by Steve Wetherell

A presidential campaign is threatened by a skeleton in the candidate’s closet, but his billionaire benefactor will not allow this to stop the Machiavellian scheme he’s orchestrated to put his man into the White House. He has to prevent the secret from being exposed, and dead men tell no tales.


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When the U.S. finally takes off the gloves, one by one, Mexican drugs lords start falling. Soon, Pablo Guerrero, a ruthless kingpin known as El Ocho, is the only man left standing. But when the hunt for Guerrero finally draws first blood, he unleashes a war no one is prepared for. Now former Secret Service Agent Mathew Richter must stop him before it’s too late.


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In the shadowy world of international espionage and governmental black ops when a group of American spies go bad and inadvertently unleash an ancient malevolent force that feeds on the fears of mankind, a young family finds themselves in the crosshairs of a frantic supernatural mystery of global proportions with only one man to turn for their salvation.


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Nine years ago, Jack Erikson was deployed to China to protect the United States from a cyberattack. Now, suffering from a drug-induced amnesia, he is unable to recognize his own son.


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Welcome to the South Pacific! The most remote place on Earth. An expedition goes awry, as the team finds itself amidst killers…..


A renowned Ministry investigator is assigned to stop a madman from destroying religious sites across the globe.


Fae Cunningham, a young reporter with a history of mental illness, seeks out the charismatic founder of a new political movement. Behind his polished rhetoric lies a sinister social program, an ambitious conspiracy to change everything. More disturbing still, his words sound eerily familiar, as if spoken by an acquaintance.

If you could change people’s minds, would you change the world? If so, how far would you take it? That’s the question at the heart of The New Lease, a global thriller that pits a journalism student against a rising political movement with darkly fascinating philosophies on the future of humanity.

The New Lease does what you’d expect a good thriller to do— it hooks you, reels you in and keeps you turning the pages. However, this novel has little in common with your typical Patterson or Child. In a particularly homogenous genre, The New Lease stands out as something very different. For a start, there’s very little reliance on action and suspense to keep you interested. There’s no cheap tricks to keep the pace flowing. What The New Lease relies on instead is a sumptuous cultural immersion and a highly intriguing concept.

Without giving too much away, John Stryder makes a very convincing case for supernatural ability through tantric practice, and indeed, the first person account of a young man on a spiritual journey is perhaps the strongest and most compelling writing in the book. The central premise, though, that a person who can change minds might start a cascade of unprecedented political change, is what propels the reader to the ending.

There is no real hero or villain in The New Lease, as the conflict instead revolves around a tricky moral question— if the ticking time bomb of over-population is an extreme problem that requires extreme measures, who, if anyone, has the moral authority to tackle it head on? In a world that’s increasingly turning a cynical eye to the fallout of globalism and free market capitalism, a book that questions whether we’re capable of change without compromising our innate values is very much of its time. With a careful sense of moral ambiguity, The New Lease doesn’t bash you over the head with any convenient resolutions, and even the protagonists are left not entirely sure who to root for. 

Philosophical intrigue aside, The New Lease is a solid read with few weaknesses. Those sensitive to such things might pick up on John Stryder’s tendency to front-load exposition and tell rather than show, but honestly these foibles are brushed aside by the force of the plot, which, in a thriller, is always king.

Above all, The New Lease has an ace up its sleeve when put alongside the usual cookie-cutter detective yarns that pad the thriller genre, and that is that The New Lease is inherently interesting. And that alone is worth a reader’s time.

Review by Steve Wetherell

Mapping the Glades is a fast paced thriller set in the Everglades. Harrison Park, an ex-DEA agent, now a reclusive writer, is pitted against a desperate California gangster who wants his million dollars back.


A family goes on vacation and is haunted by ghosts and nightmares. But when their daughter goes missing, the real nightmare begins.


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A cunning killer trusted his secret was safe, an innocent woman holds the key to his destruction, and an intelligence officer must keep her alive before the madman can strike the fatal blow.


Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother’s lies—become obstacles in Maura’s desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.


Is it possible to kill something that is already dead!


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Sweet Revenge contains sixteen short tales, which illustrate that while forgiveness can be a gift, vengeance is sometimes a far more satisfying reward.


Renee Miller
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Jackson Murphy wants to end his marriage and keep his money. There are many ways out of a bad marriage but Jack chooses the most expedient one.


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For years, Kristina hasn’t been allowed to make decisions, and now her future hinges on a tough decision and a couple of dirty truths.


A battle-scarred reporter must battle his demons and political corruption to avenge the woman he loved.


A terrible wartime tragedy leads to murder at home.


A girl braves peril across 300 years of Detroit history to solve a series of murders. A young girl died the day before her sixteenth birthday at Fort Pontchartrain, during Pontiac’s Indian riots, 1805 Detroit’s great fire, 1800’s Black Bottom, 1920’s Hastings Street, and during the riots of 1967, this historical thriller will tickle your imagination.


Dorothea Hawes has no wish to renew contact with what lies beyond the veil. After an attempt to take her own life, she has retired into seclusion, but as the wounds on her body heal, she is drawn back into a world she wants nothing more than to avoid.


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OVERSIGHT is a near-future science fiction thriller about an investigator struggling for redemption amid personal tragedy, private demons, and mediated reality.


An overwhelming conspiracy – an underwhelming hero. Max Bowman, aging ex-CIA desk jockey, may be lacking in secret agent skills, but he’s positively brimming with bad luck as he accidentally steps into a massive military conspiracy centering around a missing war hero who just happens to be the son of a celebrity general. Now he’s on a road trip into the heart of America’s darkness – where he has to confront some ugly truths about the country – and himself.

Dark Sky is a fast paced and action packed detective style thriller. It keeps your interest in both the plot and in the characters. As well as the physical journey to the mysterious Dark Sky complex, there is the inner journey both Max and Jeremy undertake; the examining and letting go of the past and the attempt to make amends with estranged family members. Max Bowman is a great and believable character and once you’ve got to know him, you will be grateful there are further adventures to come in the series. An enjoyable adventure for fans of action, adventure and detective stories.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

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Are you awake enough? A Literary Psychological Thriller set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that will make you question the world as you know it.


I know that I must embrace my destiny in order save the town and I must become something that I didn’t want to become, but I have to. My name is Lexi Connors and this is how I found my destiny.


A full-throttle adventure through modern Europe and the Mediterranean in a book that’s part thriller, part mystery, and all rollicking read (Kirkus Reviews)


Nichole is struggling to deal with keeping her family together and taking care of her young siblings. Richard is trying to decide what is important in his life after making many mistakes. Can they overcome and get a second chance?

This book is a good read, and anyone who enjoys a contemporary storyline with modern issues, such as prejudice, addiction and social inequality will enjoy the themes and ideas examined here. It is also driven nicely by the well rounded characters.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

Two teenagers in a nightmare world created by their coma.


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Teenage girls are disappearing, leaving panic in a small Ohio town. Two friends escape the growing paranoia with a routine fishing trip. But when their boat breaks down during the storm of the century, they’re forced into a different sort of refuge. One that may cost them their lives.


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Mercenaries plan to use drones to enact vengeance for their employer, and an unlikely duo are the only ones able to stop them. Will they make it in time?


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Lacey Stamford is just like anyone else, until one day when a simple, harmless decision changes it all. Now, thrust suddenly into a world she’s never known, this single mother of two must face the impossible: an otherworldly force so pervasive, it could threaten the very fate of humanity itself…


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Tabitha Stam has her perfect life planned out. What she did not plan is waking up in a mountain cabin with bruises and a bump on the head. And she’s not alone. Can Tabitha trust the man in the cabin? Can they figure out how to survive a mountain winter?


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When a mysterious, charming street performer hires Christina to be his assistant, she sees an opportunity to overcome her fears and become a magician in her own right. But as he grows jealous of the attention she’s getting, she wonders if cozying up to him is worth the price of admission.


Final Hearing is a political murder mystery which explorers the muck and muddy waters of local public office and how innocent people can be dragged into the dirty world of corruption.


The POTUS sends his top problem solver Marcus Wrath of NOLE to tackle the Three Demons Of Chaos, but first he must find a key not realizing it will unlock the darkest secret of Mars.


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Pilot John Hardin (a WITSEC identity) and his independent Cherokee girlfriend are pitted against a drug lord who manufactures synthetic equivalents of cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy and employs a shadowy hit man known as The Deathsman.


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In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline Gerard lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories of a rich and beautiful past.


An unemployed aero-engineer receives an unusual besom broom, becoming part of a heart racing adventure.


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A mysterious music puzzle. A murdered co-ed. Sinister secrets. A mysterious and deadly music puzzle forces crime consultant Scott Drayco to work with his estranged FBI partner to catch a madman … before the partner’s daughter becomes the next victim.


Young artist Mia Jackson is compelled to watch the posthumous video diaries of Jack Flood – controversial bad boy of the London art world and convicted serial killer. Can Mia allow Drake Gallery to show Aftermath in their retrospective of his work? Muse or victim, why was she allowed to survive?


When a man’s wife dies suddenly, he grieves the five stages unnaturally by buying a corvette, smoking pot with the neighbor kid, and dressing like a cheerleader and burgling houses.


Remember how it feels to Fall in Love? Race against the clock through a dystopian nightmare. Climb naked into an untested time machine. Wake up twenty years younger on a tropical beach, buck naked and mortally wounded, with your heart in your throat.  Fall in love!

Review by Crossing In Time

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Augustine Shaw is a killer. On an overnight road trip, he relives the erratic series of events that changed his life and ended others. Shaw must decide: bury the past forever or confess


Kidnapping and murder devastate this quaint little town and Lizzie Burke is forced to become involved.


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Nobody’s career change was ever this rough . . . or rewarding! Auguste Kensley just wanted a vacation, a break to reconsider his chosen career and get his head together, to someplace exotic, a paradise on earth. Then she arrived. Was it new love, or was she only a deadly temptation, one to be avoided at all costs? But then they came, it all happened so fast, before he could find out the truth. He was kidnapped and held for ransom. And his only option for release, he had to complete the condition. But was there really freedom . . . afterwards?


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Seven days! That’s the deadline to stop a political-corporate scheme from legally murdering poor, infirmed, and powerless patients through selective euthanasia. If this secret legislative package slips through the quagmire of Congress, it will diminish the deficit by billions, if not trillions; catapult corporate healthcare profits; and get an unpopular President re-elected.


Climb on board an exciting, if murderous, cruise through Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. In The Origin of Murder Roger and Suzanne’s dream vacation turns into a nightmare as they share a cruise ship 600 miles offshore with a murderer. The body count increases almost as fast as the clues.


The story of three brothers raised in a dark world of abuse and destruction. Will they escape or will they fall so deep into the darkness that the dark is all they will ever know. Trapped inside their own minds.


The US government is in the throes of cyberwarfare with China. Luke Raven, a high-tech billionaire, is the only man that can save America from the deadly fallout. JET an ex-Mossad agent joins the Raven Group. Will they get there soon enough to secure the information from their enemies?

Jet: Exposed was a short and fun read. It will appeal to dedicated readers of thrillers, and particularly to fans of Russell Blake’s Jet and international crime. Raven’s Group is a likable and sexy team and their romp through the world of international crime was an enjoyable escape.

Review by Jennifer Ellis

A suspense-filled novel that crosses the globe in a world of corrupt politics, a ruthless greedy opportunist, terrorists, and a pawn with deadly skills. Dydre Rowyn wants out, but to leave her working relationship with Clayborne Zsigmond, a ruthless black market arms broker, could be a bullet.


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Based on the real-life robbery of the famed Gardner Museum, this fast-paced, wily whodunit filled with intrigue, romance and stimulating scholarship. A wonderfully satisfying mystery for anyone interested in historical fiction. A roller-coaster ride of suspense, a meticulous portrait of the underbelly of the art world at its highest echelons.


Molly Peterson is a frazzled mother of two who is recruited by a super spy agency to infiltrate the PTA at her son’s elementary school. This book is a send up of motherhood, the PTA, comic books and spy novels. Its underlying message: life is better when you have superpowers.

This is a fun, fast read filled with enough gadgets and wisecracks to satisfy fans of “Get Smart” type thriller-spoofs.  Readers looking for well-crafted mystery with depth, plausibility, and edge-of-your-seat excitement might want to look elsewhere. Despite swinging from predictable (the villain) and implausible (the solution), Codename Cupcake is well-written and filled with plenty of humor, making it a good choice when looking for a lightweight diversion.

Review by Lynne Hinkey

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In a race against the clock, JET, Mossad’s former deadliest operative must hunt down a terrorist cell working with the Sur del Calle cartel before a dirty bomb is smuggled out of Colombia and into the United States unleashing a deadlier attack at a second nuclear facility.


Yellowstone Supervolcano explodes, turning North America into a desperate post-apocalyptic world. Egyptologist Naunet Wilkins and scientist husband Jonathan must flee the lawless United States as a ghost ship, owned by fanatic art collector Lorenzo Dominguez, becomes their new battleground. Once again, Naunet must find the answer to the golden tablets.


Cairo Museum director Jabari El-Masri is in trouble with Morsi-followers. He asks for help from Boston Egyptologist Naunet Klein, thereby sending her on a perilous journey through Egypt and the Mediterranean. Will the man who loves her be in time to save her?

Review by Sirocco, Storm over Land and Sea

It takes the whole team to save the world; to save the man she loves. Jack and Maria watch another agent die before being tasked with getting information on the bio weapon’s lab back to the CIA. To accomplish this one must be sacrificed, but she can’t accept that.


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Twenty years ago, four teenage boys left a baby behind in a crushed car after they caused the tragic accident that took the mother’s life. Ever since, they’ve guarded the secret that would’ve ruined their lives and destroyed their future careers. But when one of them succumbs to illness, a blackmailer makes contact, and the survivors realize that, somehow, someone else knows. Now, everything that matters to them is at stake.


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HER MEMORIES WON’T STAY DEAD. With help from a group of runaways, Corrina must survive a world gone mad if she’s to find the boy she still loves. But when Dylan discovers what she’s become, will he still love her?


A GROUP OF RUNAWAYS. A HORRIFYING VIRUS. A single drop of blood, and now 16-year-old Mary is one of the infected. Unless she can stop the virus and save her friends, the new monster in town might now be her.

Germination is a relatively short tale, meant as a primer for a larger series, and in this respect it is successful. However, the story also satisfies as a self-contained tale, and will serve well those of you looking for a quick read.

If strong female leads are what you’re after, the heroine, Mary, is fiercely independent, and a self-styled protector of her fellow street kids. After being exposed to infection she is horrified to discover that her identity, and her values, are slowly succumbing to a burgeoning and unreasoning aggression. This development is much of what is interesting and refreshing about this zombie tale– it is not a bunch of kids fighting off the undead with improvised weapons, as you might expect, but rather one girl’s struggle to retain her humanity.

As a stepping stone into the post-apocalyptic world of The Feast of Weeds series, Germination certainly plucks at your curiosity, and as a stand alone tale it satisfies and engages.

Review by Steve Wetherell

Political turmoil engulfs Cuba. As the Castros’ rendezvous with mortality finally arrives, FBI Agent Nick Castillo is swept up in a maelstrom of espionage, intrigue and guerrilla war. Amazon Kindle Bestselling author James Bruno delivers another knockout thriller!


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Something’s very wrong in SPACE, the world’s largest casino. Eccentric digital forensic expert Sam Flatt is brought in to find and fix the problem, and that’s what he’ll do, whether they still want him to or not.


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Deep in the mountains of Colorado, Julian Meyer has escaped his life. The car horns are gone, the suffocating city is gone, and the Wall Street high rise and everything that came with it is gone. But amidst the detached serenity, there’s evil in those hills. A chaotic web of deceit, corruption, and seduction slowly steals him from the beauty of his surroundings and pushes him into a perverse game in which there is no winner.


Jason Sterling never meant to put his life or anyone else’s in danger. The Genier law firm’s excellent reputation assures him all is well when he accepts the unusual job offer with the Genier’s personal friend and client. The mysterious and alluring Au …


When a medical emergency causes a plane to make an emergency landing at an isolated northern Canadian airfield, a single survivor is left to piece together the events that found him unconscious and alone in the medical centre of a recently abandoned ghost town.


When good guy social worker James Morrow and his police detective wife Maya meet local New England lobsterman, Tucker Flynn, the two families encounter tragedy too close to home.

Taking on Water is for those who enjoy a novel that takes them so deep into a setting that it feels like they’re actually there. Readers with enough patience to get through a sluggish first half will find a captivating finish.

Review by Taking on Water

A mysterious visitor turns up in a quiet suburban town, whose very existence upends the idyllic lives of the Moreau family. Unsettling revelations are made surrounding a tragic accident that occurred many years ago in Dover Park. Was the drowning of an old friend an accident…or not?


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1972. Harvard Square. Sex. Drugs. Riots. Across the Charles River–the Combat Zone, Boston’s notorious red-light district. Strip Clubs. Peep Shows. Dirty Bookstores. These are the streets new PI Mike Malloy roams trying to stay away from danger, especially the danger in his own mind.


Join Stanza on a tornadic quest into regional folklore, a string of historical murders, and the occult – and ultimately, into the mysteries behind her own bloody heritage and fey destiny. Between the suspense and the quality of writing, you won’t be able to leave aside this spellbinding first novel.

Ligatures is for readers who appreciate beautiful language and enjoy a story that both entertains and stimulates thought. It is on the dark side, and is not a simple “feel good” read. Instead, it is a novel with depth and complexity and power. Sara Rich is absolutely an author to watch.

Review by Ligatures