Sunday, May 31, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Review: EVIL GAMES by Angela Marsons (DO Kim Stone #2) As I read and raved over SILENT SCREAM, #1 in the DI Kim Stone series, I thought it just couldn't be any better--it was already at perfect. But EVIL GAMES is even more riveting, even more engrossing, even deeper in psychological underpinnings. This is a series, and a series protagonist with whom I am stone in love. [I don't need hot heroes and heavy breathing; I want twisted villains and twisted protagonists.] Angela Marsons is a drop-everything must-read author.
Review: CONSUMPTION by Heather Herrman CONSUMPTION is pure unrelenting horror, finally a "new" twist; very scary and definitely not the routinized "vamps-werewolves-serial killers-zombies" tropes. CONSUMPTION has an almost-Lovecraftian overtone (I won't spoil the suspense by pointing out where it surfaces). Most amazing, this novel provided something I've not experienced in a long time: a brooding atmosphere that perturbed me and put me on edge from the very first page, not despair but the imminent intuition that "something is so very wrong in this town." Heather Herrman proves herself to be an "author to watch."
REVIEW: DOGTOLOGY: LIV E. BARK. BELIEVE. by J. Lazarus Thank you, J. Lazarus, from the bottom of my heart, from me and on behalf of all the wonderful canines who have ever, do now, and will ever captivate and companion my soul! I want to give DOGTOLOGY 125 stars! Thank you for identifying and naming ny belief system, for making me laugh aloud while simultaneously my heart ignited and warmed. Not just a Best of 2015, DOGTOLOGY: LIVE. BARK. BELIEVE. is a BEST EVER.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Title: Blood Money
Author: Ali Parker
Publication Date: June 2015
Genre: Romance Thriller
Kate Jarrett has been around the block a few times, her life nothing more than a trail of failures. After her father dies she inherits the family bar, a place where she’s accepted for who she is and loved for who she’s not. Due to the location of her new establishment, a few friends from her past make themselves welcomed and death shows up at her door.
Jon Peterson is a seasoned officer for the NYPD, his record clean and eyes set on being the youngest captain in the history of the force. When his little brother Adam turns up dead at a bar in the seedy side of town, Jon’s focus shifts. Is Kate involved in what happened to Adam or a pawn in a much larger game? Not interested in drama and hell-bent on justice mixed with revenge, Jon finds the one thing he never wanted – love.
Ali Parker is a contemporary romance writer who is looking to flood the market this year with lots of great, quick reads. For those of you who love a full-length novel, we'll be boxing up the serial trilogies into a box set a week after the last release.
We're looking forward to putting out both Baited, and Ali's latest project, Jaded in the month of April.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Abbey Thorne hears voices. Well, one voice repeating one word, over and over again. Soft and sweet with the promise of power, it calls to her. The twelve-year-old has no idea that the tender little word is actually a catalyst that serves to reveal a world hidden to most humans. Abbey has yet to discover that following the word’s call to its origin will change the course of her life forever.
Abbey and her mother don’t have much, and depending on the day, sometimes they don’t even have a roof over their heads. She wants more out of life than just wondering where her next meal will come from. So she shouldn’t be wasting her time daydreaming about going on a selfish quest… or should she?
Does she have the strength to leave behind what little she has? Will she have the courage to break through the illusions surrounding her and lift the cloak of shadows?
Monday, May 25, 2015
Title: Havoc Rising
Author: Brian S. Leon
Publication Date: June 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Eternal life. Eternal battle.
Steve—Diomedes Tydides to his Trojan War buddies—just had a bad day on his charter fishing boat in San Diego, but when the goddess Athena calls on her faithful warrior for another secret mission, he’s ready. The bomb that exploded inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art isn’t the crime American authorities think it is. Someone also stole the Cup of Jamshid, and Diomedes knows its fortune-telling abilities won’t be used for anything benign.
Though Diomedes recovers the Cup from a determined shaman holed up beneath Central Park, when he finds his allies slain and the Cup taken once more, he knows he’s up against a truly powerful enemy. Over a millennium has passed since Diomedes last contended with Medea of Colchis, deranged wife of Jason the Argonaut, but neither her madness nor her devotion to Hecate, goddess of witchcraft, has waned, and she intends to use the Cup of Jamshid to release across the world a dark brand of chaos unseen in human history.
Immortal since the Trojan War, Diomedes must once again fight for mortals he understands less and less, against a divine evil he may never truly defeat.
Brian S. Leon is truly a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. He began writing in order to do something with all the useless degrees, knowledge, and skills–most of which have no practical application in civilized society–he accumulated over the years.
His varied interests include, most notably, mythology of all kinds and fishing, and he has spent time in jungles and museums all over the world, studying and oceans and seas across the globe chasing fish, sometimes even catching them. He has also spent time in various locations around the world doing other things that may or may not have ever happened.
Inspired by stories of classical masters like Homer and Jules Verne, as well as modern writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, David Morrell, and Jim Butcher, combined with an inordinate amount of free time, Mr. Leon finally decided to come up with tales of his own.
Title: Burnt Edges
Author: Dana Leipold
Publication Date: June 2015
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Familiar abuse or an uncertain future? Which would you choose?
This is Laurel Lee Page’s dilemma when she is faced with an unplanned pregnancy at nineteen. Born into a broken family, guilt and shame are all she has ever known. No matter what she does or whom she meets, Laurel appears to be living a condemned life. However, she is determined to find independence and freedom in spite of her family’s legacy of hatred and self-contempt.
Set in Southern California during the tumultuous 1960’s, Burnt Edges is a contemporary novel based on true events that prove strength can emerge in the most horrific of circumstances.
Author Bio:Dana Leipold is a freelance writer and author. She has self-published two books: a collection of limericks in Dr. Seuss-style for adults entitled, Stupid Poetry: The Ultimate Collection of Sublime and Ridiculous Poems, and a non-fiction book entitled, The Power of Writing Well: Write Well. Change the World. She also coaches other writers on story structure, messaging, and writing skills so they can achieve their dreams to become published authors. Leipold lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.