Monday, October 29, 2012

Dead Man's Hand by Luke Murphy FREE October 29/30


Dead Man's Hand by Luke Murphy

What happens when the deck is stacked against you…
From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy.
…and the cards don't fall your way?
When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last twelve years.
What if you're dealt a Dead Man's Hand?
Against his superiors and better judgment, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - October 29/30
Editorial Reviews:
"Luke Murphy's Dead Man's Hand is a pleasure, a debut novel that doesn't read like one, but still presents original characters and a fresh new voice." —Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author ofPoison Flower
"It's always a pleasure to welcome a new voice to the ranks of mystery-thriller authors. So welcome Luke Murphy, who delivers plenty of both in his debut novel, Dead Man's Hand. Give it an evening and you may want to give it the whole night, just to see how it turns out." —William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter
"Part police procedural, part crime fiction, Dead Man's Hand is a fast, gritty ride." —Anne Frasier, USA Today bestselling author of Hush
"Luke Murphy writes in a clean, mean style, as compelling as a switchblade to your throat. Murphy's the real deal." —Rick Mofina, award-winning author of They Disappeared

"Dead Man's Hand is a pedal-to-the-metal thriller. Luke Murphy pours a load of talent into his first novel, and it takes off on the first page. Vivid characters and wire-taut plotting make Murphy's novel a five star read. Don't begin Dead Man's Hand if you need to do anything else today." —James Thayer, author of White Star
"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Be glad. Be very glad. Luke Murphy puts on display the seedy underbelly of Sin City, where deceit, treachery, vengeance and the double cross are practiced like an art form. For a tight taut thriller, bet on a Dead Man's Hand." —Anthony Bidulka, award-winning author of the Russell Quant Mysteries
"Calvin Watters is an anti-hero you will cheer in this solid debut that poses twisted questions about crime and punishment." —Julie Kramer, award-winning author of Shunning Sarah
"Dead Man's Hand gripped me with terror from the first sentence. Tense! Thrilling! Terrifying! Luke Murphy is a great mood-builder on the order of Dean Koontz!" —Betty Dravis, award-winning author of Six-Pack of Blood
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White Heaven Women by Jessie B. Tyson FREE October 29/30


White Heaven Women by Jessie B. Tyson

Separated by Death, Reunited by Fate…
In the year 1899, in Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK, Lady Constance Witherspoon, only 14 years of age, gives birth to twin girls during a tumultuous storm. Lady Elisa (Beth) is born with a diagnosis of demonic possession, while her twin, Lady Sarah, is crushed and killed when the ceiling collapses in the storm.
In the year 2000, Sally Witherspane returns home to Whitehaven and is haunted by relentless nightmares about demons and a baby crushed at birth. To discover the meaning of these dreams, she seeks the help of the local psychic, who instructs Sally to attend a past life meeting. It is there that Sally meets Beth Witherspoon.
Persuaded by a ghostly blue apparition, Sally documents a family history filled with deception, abuse and an ancient evil, and she must summon strength and faith to become the woman she is destined to be, one of the last descendants of the White Heaven Women.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - October 29/30
Editorial Reviews:
"Jessie Tyson evokes the sights, smells, accents and atmosphere of early 20th century northern England to give us a tale of re-incarnation that marches past even our present times; a novel of hope and of the multiple chances that re-incarnation provides the soul in search of enlightenment." —Shane Joseph, author of The Ulysses Man
"A terrifying tale of reincarnation, demons and protective blue ghosts. Debut author Jessie B. Tyson paints a literary landscape of bygone days so skillfully the main characters leap off the pages into our hearts." —Betty Dravis, best-selling co-author of Six-Pack of Blood
"Jessie has written a fast paced book with vivid characters. The sense of place is thoroughly described and puts the reader firmly in the scene—I could imagine everything clearly. Her main character is likeable and you will find yourself wanting to know what happens next. A great book to get lost in on a rainy day." —Dionne Lister, author of Shadows of the Realm
"Nobody knows how to entwine a novel together better than Jessie B. Tyson, as she draws us into a life with Beth, a young lady who seems to have the most complicated life and survival. Beth's path is paved with horror, suspense, paranormal, life, death, love and hate all woven together with such powerfulness, so real, so fragile, yet gripping enough to keep you on the edge to know more. I fell in love with Beth and her sharp mind, fragile body, and her warm heart, and you will too." —Peggy Grigowski, author of A Glimpse of What If
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Meet Freesia Worth from DARK WATER


Meet Freesia Worth from DARK WATER 
Freesia Worth is no typical sixteen-year old, and her life is far from average—much to her frustration. First, her father is killed during a Peace Mission in Afghanistan, then her mother mysteriously disappears. She has the summer to figure out what happened to her mom and she’s determined to do everything in her power to find answers.

Freesia’s strength is inspirational as she forges ahead to solve a mystery while caring for her younger sister, Sage, who has special needs. But as strong as she tries to be for her family and friends, Freesia has moments of self-doubt where she just wants to be a ‘normal’ teenager dealing with everyday problems.

With all of the loss she’s suffered, Freesia guards her heart closely—allowing very few people near it. But those lucky enough to be in her heart, and who get to know her that well, are deeply loved and protected.

Her motto in life is, “Telling me I can’t do something only makes me work harder to prove you wrong.” She applies this to everything she faces in her life, from schoolwork to finding her mom. Her grandfather tells her that she gets her fierce determination from her mother and her courage from her dad, and that those traits will take her far.

If you’d like to get to know Freesia better, DARK WATER is available in Kindle and paperback editions on Amazon.

Freesia may not have a ‘typical’ life, but she’s definitely a person many young adults can relate to.

CHYNNA LAIRD is a freelance writer and multi award-winning author. Her passion is helping children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder and other special needs. She’s authored a children’s book (I’m Not Weird, I Have SPD), two memoirs (White Elephants and Not Just Spirited: A Mom’s Sensational Journey With SPD), a Young Adult novella (Blackbird Flies), a YA paranormal/suspense novel (Dark Water) and an adult Suspense/Thriller (Out Of Sync).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hudson Catalina by Linda Merlino FREE October 25/26


Hudson Catalina by Linda Merlino

One day has the power to change a life forever… 
During a Nor'easter that pounds Cape Ann, Massachusetts, Hudson Catalina—wife, mother and breast cancer victim—makes her regular chemotherapy treatment despite a loss of hope, then sets off in the family's old pickup to find all-occasion decorations for her daughter's fifth birthday party.
But fate has other plans for Hudson.
At Whales Market, she meets Willy Wu, an autistic grocery cart collector, and Ruby Desmond, the storeowner. Destiny has brought the three together to be taken hostage by a killer more brutal than any form of cancer.
Now Hudson Catalina must face her darkest fear—her demon…death.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - October 25/26
Editorial Reviews:
"A riveting story, both powerful and poignant in its telling.  Merlino's immense talent shines on every page." —Howard Roughan, New York Times bestselling author of "The Promise of a Lie."
"A Novel way to regain the will to live. Ridgefield author, Linda Merlino has a powerful tale to tell in her second novel." —Carole Goldberg, The Hartford Courant
"In a day and age of a struggling publishing industry just when you are about to lose hope in the literati, this kind of writing makes you find new hope yet again." —Zinta Aistars, writer and editor for The Smoking Poet Magazine
"From the very first page, author Linda Merlino tugged at my heartstrings, luring me in like a lost fish.  I admit I put up little resistance, eagerly devouring each word…hook, line and sinker…" —Betty Dravis, author of 1106 Grand Boulevard
"This is easily the best mystery I have read in many a moon.  I hope Ms. Merlino has another one as good out very soon." —Robert Parks, author of Convoy 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Under a Texas Star by Alison Bruce FREE October 22-24


Under a Texas Star by Alison Bruce 

Disguised as a boy, Marly joins a handsome Texas Ranger in the hunt for a con man and they must bring the fugitive to justice before giving up the masquerade and giving in to their passion.
When Marly Landers is fooled by con man Charlie Meese, she's determined to bring him to justice―even if it means dressing up as a boy and setting off across the plains to find him.
Texas Ranger Jase Strachan is also after Meese, for crimes committed in Texas. He joins forces with the young boy in a journey that takes them to Fortuna, where a murder interrupts their mission. Jase is duty bound to find the killer, no matter the cost.
Marly carries out her own investigation and comes to the aid of Amabelle Egan, the sister of one of the suspects. But appearances are deceiving, and Marly is mistaken for Amabelle’s suitor, making her a target for the killer. Not to mention, Charlie Meese is still out there.
Under the Texas stars, Marly and Jase are drawn together by circumstances beyond their control, yet fate plots to tear them apart. Will Marly finally get her man? 
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - October 22-24
Editorial Reviews:
"A delightful Western tale that blends engaging adventure with spirited romance. Reminds me of Louis L'Amour novels...Bruce is a terrific story-teller...a complete joy to read. She immerses readers into a smoking Western that is also a spunky romance and reminiscent of the Texas Rangers television series." ―Christina Francine, Midwest Book Review
"Filled with realistic dialog and a good attention to period detail, Bruce manages to create a believable story that captures our imagination. Well written with a compelling plot, Under a Texas Star brings a delightfully new and strong heroine to the literary world. Highly recommended." ―Wendy Thomas, Allbook Reviews
"Alison Bruce's western tale of intrigue, murder, and love is a page-turning, action-packed, made-of-awesome read. UNDER A TEXAS STARbelongs on every reader's keeper shelf―it already has a place on mine! Love, love, loved it!" ―Michele Bardsley, national bestselling author ofNever Again
"Romance as sweeping as the Texas sky." ―Gwyn Cready, Rita award-winning author of Seducing Mr. Darcy
"This is a rollicking adventure and Marly Landers is a girl with True Grit." ―Phyllis Smallman, Arthur Ellis award-winning author of Champagne for Buzzards
"L'amour in the style of Louis L'Amour…Pin a silver star on this thrilling tale of love and justice in the old west." ―Lou Allin, author ofOn the Surface Die
"I loved the murder mystery…as well as the sense of humor which had me either chuckling or laughing out loud." ―Jacqueline Wilson, Deputy Sheriff for Publications of the Chicago Corral of the Westerners
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Meet Emily Taylor of THE BRIDGEMAN


Meet Emily Taylor of The Bridgeman
When Emily was a young bride, she dreamed of an ordinary life with her husband and perhaps several children. Unfortunately, her dreams were not to be. Two tragedies befell Emily and Langford that almost cost them their lives and separated them for nearly twenty years. They became infamous. Even their friends turned on them.

The couple struggled through all of that. They climbed back out of the hole to find refuge in the perfect little town of Burchill.

Now in hiding, miles away from the scene of their heartbreak, their relationship is stronger than ever. Emily never takes Langford’s presence in her arms for granted. She does find keeping this weighty secret difficult. Emily used to be carefree, innocent, and open. Now she has baggage and barriers not of her own making. Emily regrets never having her own children, but as the elementary school Principal, she is surrounded by little people every day.

It seems, however, that Fate is not finished with Emily. When she walks down those basement stairs early one morning, she cannot believe the horror that awaits her. The sweet, friendly caretaker lies brutally murdered in the darkness of the deserted school.

Was Nathaniel really so innocent, though? His diary relates the story of two monsters engaged in unspeakable horrors within the blissfully unaware village. The accomplice has obviously ended the partnership with murder.

Despite the danger, Emily can’t help but get involved.  She can’t let the newshounds who’ve descended on Burchill know who her husband really is. Thus she walks into the turmoil once more. She becomes an amateur sleuth whose naivety translates into a blatant disregard for her own safety. Emily is in danger of being betrayed by someone she knows and trusts. The question is, who is the culprit?

The Bridgeman is Book One, available through Amazon.

There are four books in the Emily Taylor Mystery Series, published by Imajin Books. The Bridgeman, Victim, Legacy, and Seventh Fire. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com or on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo, or on Twitter, @cathyastolfo. 

New release: Fire and Shadow by Susan J. McLeod


Fire and Shadow by Susan J. McLeod

When the dead need to speak, she must listen…
Artist and Egyptologist Lily Evans struggles with her newly discovered psychic talents, while trying to get her life back to normal now that her mother is in a mental institution and the man Lily loves is far away in England. But "normal" is the last thing she finds.
When her best friend Katy takes her to a Celtic Faire, Lily meets a druid fortune-teller, who warns her that she can “never escape the Other.” Frightened and angry, Lily ignores his dire warning and stumbles across an eerie old portrait of a beautiful woman, who has something to tell her.
With the help of the enigmatic druid and his gifted friends, Lily embarks on a dangerous journey to unravel the mysteries of the portrait, the tarot card reader, an ancient book and whispers of witchcraft. She must discover the truth behind them all…or risk losing her very soul.
Book Details:
ISBN: 978-1-926997-82-7 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; October 12, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-926997-83-4 (Trade paperback); $14.99 US; October 20, 2012
Language: English
Editorial Reviews:
"A unique fantasy read, engaging and hard to put down." —Robert Kerr, bestselling author of Completely Restored
"BEWITCHING! A witch is betrayed. Hunted down for her power, she uses her final moments to cast a lasting spell. A flickering shadow embedded in a portrait holding the key, the Lily Evans saga continues in big way. Susan McLeod has again crafted a hauntingly beautiful tale that delivers all the mystery and mystique her fans have been expecting, and more! If you loved Soul and Shadow, you must read this!" —Wendy Potocki, author of AddunĂ©: The Vampire’s Game
"The characters are interesting and I was kept wondering who would turn out to be the bad one…The book is short and fast-paced…An enjoyable read with a satisfying conclusion. Susan McLeod has done a fine job in reintroducing us to the heroine of her first novel, Soul and Shadow." —L.C. Evans, author of Talented Horsewoman
"Another haunting, lyrical story from Susan McLeod. Lily Evans continues on her path toward the truth, unlocking mysteries that will leave you breathless and spellbound. A must-read!" —Adriana Ryan, author of Her Heart’s Desire
"The plot of this fast moving novel is plausible and exciting, delving into the psychic, dark magic, and white magic. Lily Evans stays true to her own soul and power and the ending of the book brings more excitement and one cannot wait for the next Lily Evans novel. Susan Jane McLeod is a talent that gracefully paints the pictures from page to mind's eye with great ease and I recommend both Susan Jane's books heartily. Not only that, I cannot wait for the next Lily Evans Novel!!! A great read!" —Ellen George, author of Thirst
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

New release: Fatal Error by Eileen Schuh


Fatal Error by Eileen Schuh

Four lives intertwined by fate may lead to one fatal error…
When the police chopper rescues her from The Traz biker compound, fourteen-year-old Katrina thinks she’s escaping her brutal past. But she soon discovers that the cops know her darkest secrets, and she slides into an emotional hell of horror and guilt.
Shrug, the undercover officer who recruited her to the gang, struggles to undo the harm he has inflicted, but his attempts to protect Katrina spiral out of control. His boss, Sergeant Kindle, knows nothing can be forgotten and much must be forgiven before Katrina or Shrug will be free from the aftermath of the police sting. 
Complicating matters, Katrina's dream relationship with another undercover officer, Chad, hits a major firewall when she discovers he's engaged. Just one fatal error could send Katrina, and everyone else involved, down a path of destruction that could leave no survivors.
Book Details:
ISBN: 978-1-926997-87-2 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; October 12, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-926997-93-3 (Trade paperback); $14.99 US; October 20, 2012
Language: English
Editorial Reviews:
"In Fatal Error, Eileen Schuh gives us a wise, haunting, deeply moving sequel to The Traz. The very best in today's motorcycle gang stories just got a little better. Her character of Katrina is the Scarlet O'Hara of the new generation. Unforgettable!" —Betty Dravis, best-selling co-author of award-winning Six-Pack of Blood
"In Fatal Error, author Schuh creates a compassionate tale of human behaviour and consequences. Writing with her trademark depth and intelligence, she draws us into the compelling world of teen-runaway Katrina Buckhold." —Donna Carrick, award-winning author of The First Excellence
"Eileen Schuh weaves a subtle plot where nothing is quite what it appears. Katrina’s continuing journey is a painful one as she lays old ghosts to rest and tries to find her place in the adult world." —Joanna Lambert, author of Between Today and Yesterday
"Fatal Error held me as captivated as The Traz. A great sequel. " —Jacinta Zechariah, book reviewer for World Literary CafĂ©
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Safe Harbor by Rosemary McCracken FREE October 20-22


Safe Harbor by Rosemary McCracken

How far would you go for family?
Financial advisor Pat Tierney’s world is shattered when a visitor to her office tells her that Pat's late husband is the father of a seven-year-old boy. Stunned by the revelation of her husband's affair, Pat is even more shocked when the woman bolts from the office, leaving young Tommy behind.
When Tommy's mother is murdered, police tell Pat that the boy may be the killer's next target. In a desperate race to protect Tommy, Pat's searches for the truth and uncovers a deadly scheme involving illegal immigrants, trafficking in human body parts and money laundering.
And Pat discovers that she'll do just about anything to keep her family safe.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - October 20-22
Editorial Reviews:
"McCracken’s first novel offers a coherent structure, an exact feel for the Toronto locales, and, in Pat, a hugely attractive sleuth figure." —Toronto Star
"An absorbing page-turner you won't want to miss." —Rick Mofina, bestselling author of The Burning Edge
"Rosemary McCracken has a deft touch for writing believable relationships...an exciting plot...a great read." —Maureen Jennings, author of the Detective William Murdoch mysteries
"Fast-paced...compelling...will stay with you long after you've turned the final page." —Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn mysteries
"A clever, original combination of domestic cozy and international intrigue…hooked me from page one until the final action-packed pages." —Rosemary Aubert, author of the Ellis Portal mystery series
"An intriguing mystery. A highly entertaining read!" —D.J. McIntosh, author of The Witch of Babylon
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Metatron - The Angel Has Risen by Laurence St. John FREE October 20/21


Metatron: The Angel Has Risen by Laurence St. John

Harry Potter, step aside—a new hero has emerged!
Twelve-year-old Tyler Thompson has a secret: he's not a "normal" boy. After his father's tragic death, Tyler finds himself in one predicament after another, until one day he and his faithful dog Maxx fall into a cesspool of mysterious green goop.
When his grandfather bestows him with an object not from this earth, Tyler soon discovers he has strange powers. Unfortunately, so does the sinister Dr. Payne.
Together with his best friend Lukas, who also has a special ability, and Maxx, Tyler embarks on a journey to put an end to Dr. Payne’s evil scheme to control the world's children. To do so, Tyler must make a life-altering choice—one that could change the world.
You think angels don’t exist? Think again!
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - October 20/21
Editorial Reviews:
"A wild wish fulfillment juvenile romp that should be great fun for 12 year olds of any age." —Piers Anthony, New York Times bestselling fantasy author
"Young readers will find a kinship with Tyler as he meets his challenges head-on. Kudos to Laurence St. John for creating an intriguing premise with Metatron: The Angel Has Risen." —Kelly Komm, award-winning author of Sacrifice and Survival
"Metatron: The Angel Has Risen is a brilliant first novel by Laurence St. John, a new talent to watch." —Jeff Rivera, bestselling author of Forever My Lady
"Metatron explores every boy's dream—make that every PERSON'S dream—of being special, of making a difference, of finding meaning in a crazy world." —Paula Paul, author of the Alexandra Gladstone Series
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New release: Dead Man's Hand by Luke Murphy


Dead Man's Hand by Luke Murphy

What happens when the deck is stacked against you…
From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy.
…and the cards don't fall your way?
When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last twelve years.
What if you're dealt a Dead Man's Hand?
Against his superiors and better judgment, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.
Book Details:
ISBN: 978-1-926997-88-9 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; October 12, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-926997-94-0 (Trade paperback); $14.99 US; October 20, 2012
Language: English
Editorial Reviews:
"Luke Murphy's Dead Man's Hand is a pleasure, a debut novel that doesn't read like one, but still presents original characters and a fresh new voice." —Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author ofPoison Flower
"It's always a pleasure to welcome a new voice to the ranks of mystery-thriller authors. So welcome Luke Murphy, who delivers plenty of both in his debut novel, Dead Man's Hand. Give it an evening and you may want to give it the whole night, just to see how it turns out." —William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter
"Part police procedural, part crime fiction, Dead Man's Hand is a fast, gritty ride." —Anne Frasier, USA Today bestselling author of Hush
"Luke Murphy writes in a clean, mean style, as compelling as a switchblade to your throat. Murphy's the real deal." —Rick Mofina, award-winning author of They Disappeared

"Dead Man's Hand is a pedal-to-the-metal thriller. Luke Murphy pours a load of talent into his first novel, and it takes off on the first page. Vivid characters and wire-taut plotting make Murphy's novel a five star read. Don't begin Dead Man's Hand if you need to do anything else today." —James Thayer, author of White Star
"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Be glad. Be very glad. Luke Murphy puts on display the seedy underbelly of Sin City, where deceit, treachery, vengeance and the double cross are practiced like an art form. For a tight taut thriller, bet on a Dead Man's Hand." —Anthony Bidulka, award-winning author of the Russell Quant Mysteries
"Calvin Watters is an anti-hero you will cheer in this solid debut that poses twisted questions about crime and punishment." —Julie Kramer, award-winning author of Shunning Sarah
"Dead Man's Hand gripped me with terror from the first sentence. Tense! Thrilling! Terrifying! Luke Murphy is a great mood-builder on the order of Dean Koontz!" —Betty Dravis, award-winning author of Six-Pack of Blood
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Friday, October 19, 2012

A Purse to Die For by Melodie Campbell and Cynthia St-Pierre FREE October 19/20


A Purse to Die For by Melodie Campbell & Cynthia St-Pierre

What’s more treacherous than navigating a pack of society matrons at a designer sale? 
Stalking a killer…
When fashionista and television celeb Gina Monroe goes home to attend the funeral of her late grandmother, the last thing she expects to encounter is murder. And the reading of the will is anything but fashionable as unanswered questions arise. Who is the dead woman in the woods behind the family house? And why is she dressed in Milano designer clothes?
With help from her cousin Tony and Detective Rob Dumont, Gina investigates the not-so-model citizens around her. When another murder occurs, a pattern slowly emerges and Gina wonders if her grandmother's death wasn't so natural after all.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - October 19/20
Editorial Reviews:
"Page-turning pace, fascinating characters, sly wit, and a plot that will keep you guessing." —Janet Bolin, Agatha-nominated author of Dire Threads
"Fast-paced suspense, charismatic characters, and dialogue to die for. Brisk plotting with a deadly twist at the end." —Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain
"Campbell and St-Pierre have style in the way they present, develop and portray their characters. This novel grabs hold of you from the get go with its cast of wacky and malicious relations. A delightful novel with complex relationships and a series of shocking secrets. The authors have a knack for wonderful turns of phrase, which are one reason why this novel is a delight to read. Then there is one mystery after another and suspense building to an unforgettable conclusion. Campbell and St-Pierre create a delectable concoction of savoury and unsavoury characters, sex, delicious humour and suspense. This winning combination can't help but delight readers." —Garry Ryan, Lambda-nominated author of Malabarista
"An old fashioned murder with modern sensibility; stylish characterization, and delicious plot; artistically woven." —Rebekkah Adams, author of Front Porch Mannequins
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Soul and Shadow by Susan J. McLeod FREE October 16-18


Soul and Shadow by Susan J. McLeod

In ancient Egypt, a young priestess of the goddess Hathor is laid to rest in a beautiful tomb with everything she needs for her journey into the afterlife…
Three thousand years later, archaeologist Ursula Allingham discovers the mummy of Amisihathor and is confronted by a mystery. Is the man buried with the priestess really her husband? Or was she actually in love with a scribe called Kamenwati and separated from him in life as well as death?
To answer these questions, Dame Ursula turns to Egyptology student and artist Lily Evans, who reluctantly agrees to help. Lily learns that she is psychically linked to Amisihathor and  experiences a strange, unsettling phenomenon—the memories and emotions of the Egyptian woman. Luckily, Lily has her beloved pet Cleocatra and her irrepressible friend Katy to keep her grounded in reality. Or so she hopes.
Dealing with the challenges of falling in love with Ursula’s grandson Kent, the reappearance of her ex-fiance Stephen and the demands of her mother and her boss Professor Briggs, Lily soon realizes she has taken on much more than she bargained for.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition -October 16-18
Editorial Reviews:
"An enlightening, engaging tale with a pleasantly surprising twist...a literary treat for readers of all ages." —Apex Reviews
"Engaging…a double-storyline that weaves seamlessly back and forth between the present and the past through a clever plot." — Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands
"A deep and complex tale of deceit, danger and love." —Jenn L., Romance Junkies
"Writing good romance is like painting modern art. Most of it sucks but every once in awhile someone comes up with something brilliant." —Mark McGinty, author of The Cigar Maker
"Five stars and five golden tombs filled with priceless jewels." —Fran Lewis, author of My Name Is Bertha
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Meet Pat Tierney from SAFE HARBOR

Meet Pat Tierney from SAFE HARBOR
Pat Tierney is 47-year-old financial advisor. She’s a smart cookie in many ways, but pretty darn clueless in others. She had no idea of her late husband Michael’s affair with Jude Seaton. And that he’d fathered Jude’s seven-year-old son.

Pat met Jude only once, the day before she died. Jude barged into Pat’s office and asked her to look after her son for a few days.

Pat was astounded. “I'm a financial planner, not a daycare worker."

"I didn't think you'd turn Tommy down," Jude said.

"Whatever made you think that?"

Then Jude told her Tommy was Michael’s son.

Pat was gobsmacked. She had no idea what Michael was up to that summer eight years before when she took their daughters to England. He was supposed to join them on the holiday, but he called to say he was too busy with work.

Jude pleaded with Pat to take the child, saying Tommy was in danger. Pat didn't believe her. She was not taking Tommy.

Jude simply walked out of the office. Left Pat with a seven-year-old boy, a backpack filled with his clothes and his booster car seat.

Pat took Tommy to his home, but nobody was there. She called Jude all evening, but Jude didn't answer the phone. The next day, the police contacted Pat—they'd found her voice mail messages on Jude’s line—and told her Jude had been murdered.

Tommy stayed with Pat for the next few days because the police thought it too risky for him to be with Jude's relatives. They said the killer might want him out of the way too.

It didn't take Tommy long to find a place in Pat’s heart. In spite of who his father was, maybe even because of it. And the boy was in danger. Well, Pat couldn't let anything bad happen to him, could she?

That’s how she found herself involved in a murder investigation.

SAFE HARBOR is available in Kindle and paperback editions at Amazon.

Rosemary McCracken is a journalist and fiction writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. SAFE HARBOR is her first published novel. Visit Rosemary’s website at http://www.rosemarymccracken.com. And follow her on http://rosemarymccracken.wordpress.com, http://www.twitter.com/RCMcCracken and https://www.facebook.com/rosemarymccracken.

Chasing Clovers by Kat Flannery FREE October 15-17


Chasing Clovers by Kat Flannery

Mail order bride, Livy Green, is desperate to escape the memories of her past. John Taylor will never love another woman again, but his children need a mother. Will they learn to trust each other, or will their pasts interfere?
Longing to escape the awful memories and the saloon she once sang in, Livy Green lies about her past so she can be a wife to John Taylor and mother to his two young children. Overwhelmed by the task, she struggles to put her resentment aside and love them as her own.
John loved his first wife and is still heartbroken over the loss, but he needs a mother for his children. When his distant and unfriendly mail order bride arrives, he begins to doubt his decision, though one glance into Livy's terrified green eyes tells him he can’t turn his back on her.
As Livy's past catches up with her and suspicious accidents begin to happen on the ranch, she is tempted to come clean and tell John the truth. But will he send her back if she does? Or will they forever be CHASING CLOVERS?
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - October 15-17
Editorial Reviews:
"This book takes your breath away in its depth of raw emotion and binding love. Chasing Clover is a page turner from the first page to its last page...I couldn't stop reading it. High fives all around!" —Lillian Cauldwell, Passionate World Radio, Inc.
"A compelling story line. A combination of suspense, tension and romance will keep you turning the page until the end." —Michelle Ferguson, author of From Away
"Everything I wanted in a Historical Romance was in this story…Any romance aficionado will love this book and this author." —Tammy Gaines, NovelOpinion
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