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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Mr. Magic: A Brinker Novel by Jeff Widmer

Brinker’s back. Can the advertising world survive? Brinker has lost his magic. The agency’s CEO wants him to ace the competition. His former girlfriend wants him in detox. And as rival advertising executives disappear, an ambitious state trooper wants him in jail. If this keeps up, the PR whiz who turned a serial killer into a national brand may have to vanish himself. Throw in toxic waste, a nude car wash and a gun-toting presidential candidate and the czar of PR will have to spin some potent magic to escape the snare of sex, lies and greed that threatens to destroy his job, his sanity and the love of his life. From the author of Mr. Mayhem and the CW McCoy series of crime novels comes Mr. Magic, the second outing for Brinker, the defrocked journalist famous for sex, satire and PR events that push the boundaries of legality and taste. The novels have garnered praise from reviewers and readers alike. Louise Machinist, author of My House Our House, says of Mr. Mayhem, says “Jeff Widmer takes you on a wild ride in the murderous tour bus in a uniquely dark and twisted story that touches on euthanasia, addiction, sex and more. And then there's Brinker. . . .” Kirkus Reviews calls Peak Season, the first novel in Widmer’s Florida series, “an entertaining mystery romp. CW is a great character—a noir detective trying to outrun her own past, suffering no fools along the way, [trying] to keep her cool as she solves a case of embezzlement, kidnapping, and murder in the Florida heat.”
Review: Wow! This is one fast paced, heart pounding read! Exciting from the first page to the last. I've never read anything that felt like such a whirlwind before, but one that left me thinking for a long time after the last page. I need to read more right away :)

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Underneath - A Merfolk Tale by M.N. Arzu

Underneath - A Merfolk Tale (The Under Series Book 1) by [Arzu, M.N.]
"A hidden gem. Truly exceptional!"
- Lincoln Cole, author of the bestselling novel Raven's Peak
"I've never read anything like it!"
- Sean Seebach, author of Autumn Dark

An injured merman is found washed up on a beach in Maine. After being brought to a special facility, doctors are at a loss for how to help him. Worse, how are they to keep him away from the eager hands of the military?
One reporter is hot on the trail of what she believes is an elaborate hoax—or the story of a lifetime. A story that has her tracking elusive clues into an ever-growing house of secrets surrounding one of the richest families in New York City.
For merfolk have been hiding in plain sight for centuries, and are now torn between sacrificing one of their own—or telling humanity the truth.

Underneath is a story about finding one's place in the world. How far would you go to protect the people you love most?
Review: This isn't your typical mermaid story, and that fact alone had me captivated from page one. Underneath is a unique read, written by a talented author who captures character well. Everyone felt realistic and interesting, not one dimensional at all... the only problem is now I have to wait for book 2!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction Tour

13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction Tour: 13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction Authors: Bradon Nave, Carissa Ann Lynch, D.A. Roach, Erin Lee, Jackie Sonnenberg,...



13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction Tour




13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction
Authors: Bradon Nave, Carissa Ann Lynch, D.A. Roach, Erin Lee, Jackie Sonnenberg, Luke Swanson, Marissa Farrar, Samie Sands, Sara Schoen, Savannah Blevins, S. Valentine, Taylor Henderson, and Thomas S. Flowers
Genre: Horror/Thriller/Dark Fiction
Published: October 4, 2016
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO The One Mind Institute Charity!



13 has always been unlucky. But now it’s turned deadly…
Darkness has fallen. Real and unseen, evil is out there. Waiting. Watching. Biding its time. It might be your neighbor, your best friend—or something much, much worse. It might be the shadow itself. It will hunt you down when you least expect it. It will talk to you in the quiet hours of the morning and follow your footsteps when you’re alone. It’s chosen you…and it always gets what it wants. 
13 dark tales await you. Ready to bring your worst childhood nightmares to life, to push you to the brink, and make you question your every decision…
The circus. Your beloved carnival rides. That mom and pop motel you pass every day on your way to work. They’ll never look innocent again. Because they’re not. No one and nothing can be trusted. Not even yourself. 
Are you ready to take the ultimate dare? To spin the devil’s wheel?
Be careful…
13 will get you every time.




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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog: 13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog: 13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction: 13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction Authors: Bradon Nave, Carissa Ann Lynch, D.A. Roach, Erin Lee, Jackie Sonnenberg, Luke ...

Meet 13 Authors on October 13th

 
Meet 13 Authors on October 13th
 13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction
 
— MEET THE AUTHORS —
1. Bradon Nave
 
Bradon Nave was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. He attended a small country school during junior high and high school and graduated with only three people in his class. After graduate school, he decided to devote his spare time to his passion of writing. Bradon currently lives in Piedmont, Oklahoma, with his wife and two young children. 
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2. Carissa Ann Lynch
Besides her family, Carissa’s greatest love in life is books. She’s always loved to read and never considered herself a “writer” until a few years ago when she couldn't find a book to read and decided to try writing her own story. With a background in psychology, she’s always been a little obsessed with the darker areas of the human mind and social problems, so she tried to channel all of that into her writing. She is the author of The Flocksdale FilesGrayson’s RidgeThis Is Not About Love, and the upcoming Horror High series. She resides in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. 
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3. D.A. Roach
D.A. Roach has been telling stories since she was a young girl in the suburbs of Chicago. In college she met the man of her dreams, her happily ever after, and married him two weeks after graduating. They have three children together and two pet cockatiels named Gimli & Poppy. 
D.A. discovered her love of reading and writing after college. Her preferred genres are YA/NA drama, romance, or paranormal. D.A. has a treasured collection of fiction that includes works by Rebecca Donovan, Larissa Ione, Jojo Moyes, Sylvia Day, Nicole Williams, Stephanie Meyer, Richelle Mead, and E.L. James. 
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4. Erin Lee
Erin Lee is a freelance writer and therapist living with her family in southern New Hampshire. She is the author of Crazy Like Me, a novel published in 2015 by Savant Books and Publications, Wave to Papa, 2015, Nine Lives, and Alters, 2016 with Limitless Publishing LLC. She holds a master’s degree in psychology and works with at-risk families and as a court appointed special children’s advocate. When she’s not busy writing about the human mind, she’s obsessively taking pictures of her rescue dog and muse, Milo. Her work can be found at www.authorerinlee.com. 
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5. Jackie Sonnenberg
Jackie Sonnenberg is the author of the YRESRUN SEMYHR book series, telling the dark side of Nursery Rhymes. The first novel, My Soul to Keep, is the story of a boarding school cult with paranormal activity…and deathly secrets. Jackie lives in Orlando as a writer and actor for Zombie Outbreak, a year-round haunted attraction. 
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6. Luke Swanson
Luke Swanson was born and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma. He loves nothing more than a good story. He currently attends Oklahoma Christian University, studying English writing, history, and international studies. The Ten, his debut novel, combines elements of mystery, thriller, and comedy. 
7. Marissa Farrar
Marissa Farrar is a British author who has penned more than twenty novels. She predominantly writes paranormal romance and horror but has branched into contemporary fiction as well. When she’s not writing, she’s fighting off the sticky fingers of her three young daughters and looking forward to a glass of wine. 
If you want to know more about Marissa, please visit her blog at www.marissa-farrar.blogspot.com. You can also find her at her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/marissa.farrar.author. To stay updated on all new releases and sales, sign up for her newsletter! http://forms.aweber.com/form/61/19822861.htm 
8. Samie Sands
Samie Sands is the author of the AM13 Outbreak series–Lockdown, Forgotten and Extinct. She’s also had a number of short stories published in very successful anthologies. To find out more about her and her work, check out her website at http://samiesands.com. 
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9. Sara Schoen
Sara Schoen is a college student studying Biology, who writes in her free time. She has published numerous titles and hopes to continue writing throughout her life. 
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10. Savannah Blevins
Savannah Blevins is an author of Fantasy and Contemporary Romance from Corbin, Kentucky. The Méchante Reine is a legend told in her Witches of Sanctuary Series. She was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains that inspired her series and still lives there with her husband John and her two wonderful daughters, Delilah and Gracie. 
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11. Sophia Valentine
S. Valentine grew up in England. Studying English language and literature as well as law, she worked in a law firm for many years before moving to Spain. She does, however, still visit the UK which, in a way, will always be home. She writes contemporary fiction, including erotica, thrillers and romance. 
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12. Taylor Henderson
Taylor Henderson is a psychology major at the University of Mary Washington who was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She has been an avid reader and writer since she was young and has always found solace in the worlds and characters other authors have brought to life in their works. Taylor plans to continue writing and hopes to expand to different genres in the future. 
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13. Thomas S. Flowers
Thomas S. Flowers is the author of several character driven stories of terror, including The Subdue Series, and Reinheit, among others. He grew up in the small town of Vinton, Virginia, but in 2001 left home to enlist in the U.S. Army. Following his third tour in Iraq, Thomas moved to Houston, Texas, where he now lives with his beautiful bride and amazing daughter. Thomas attended night school, with a focus on creative writing and history. In 2014, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from UHCL. Thomas blogs at machinemean.org, where he reviews movies, books, and other horror-related topics. 
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— BLURB —
13 has always been unlucky. But now it’s turned deadly…
 
Darkness has fallen. Real and unseen, evil is out there. Waiting. Watching. Biding its time. It might be your neighbor, your best friend—or something much, much worse. It might be the shadow itself. It will hunt you down when you least expect it. It will talk to you in the quiet hours of the morning and follow your footsteps when you’re alone. It’s chosen you…and it always gets what it wants. 
 
13 dark tales await you. Ready to bring your worst childhood nightmares to life, to push you to the brink, and make you question your every decision…
 
The circus. Your beloved carnival rides. That mom and pop motel you pass every day on your way to work. They’ll never look innocent again. Because they’re not. No one and nothing can be trusted. Not even yourself. 
 
Are you ready to take the ultimate dare? To spin the devil’s wheel?
— PURCHASE —
 
ALL PROCEDES GO TO The One Mind Institute Charity!
Available on KINDLE UNLIMITED!
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2cH1ZZ6

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Burn with me by Rachael Tonks

 
 
✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆COVER REVEAL✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆
 
Title: Burn with me
 
Author: Rachael Tonks
 
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Add to your #TBR list on Goodreads: https://goo.gl/HbHGcW
 
 
 
 
Synopsis
 
Caleb.
 
I’m a monster.
What I did in my past will forever haunt me.
I don’t deserve anything but pain after all I've done. No love. No happiness.
Knowing I didn't deserve love didn't stop me from wanting it. From wanting her.
The first time my eyes laid sight on her, I was captivated. As much as I try to fight the want, I can’t get her out of my head. She consumes every part of my mind.
I can’t stay away. I don't want to stay away.
But I know the minute she finds out about my past, about where I’ve been and what I’ve done, she will hate me.
 
Amber.
 
Starting a new life in Portland with my best friend, I never expected to meet anyone. I didn't want to either. But then my path collided with his. The dark, steely eyed man that hides away from the world. Caleb is an absolute mystery, keeping everything locked away and hidden.
I need more. Want more.
He’s an addiction for me. A drug I can’t and don't want to withdraw from.
I'm determined to know all he's hiding.
 
When the fire of their passion collides with his hidden past, Amber must decide to let him endure the pain alone or burn with him.
 
 
 
 
 
✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆ABOUT THE AUTHOR✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆
 
Rachael Tonks is a new to the scene author with a love of books, and a
particular love of the romance genre. As a child Rachael could always be
found with her head in a book, but it wasn’t until the beginning of 2015
when Rachael’s love of books really took over. Reading spurred on her
desires to put pen to paper, and write down the story of the characters
screaming for their story to be told. Starting out her career with a new adult
romance novel, she is currently working on her fourth novel which she
plans to release early-2017. Rachael lives in the steely suburb of Sheffield,
in the north of England with her husband, 3 beautiful children and her 2
crazy dogs. She loves nothing more reading with a good cup of tea and is
self-proclaimed chocoholic!
 
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rachael-Tonks- Author-Page- 220513144960867/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rachael-Tonks/e/B01BQR63XI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1463576553&sr=8-1- spell
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14806714.Rachael_Tonks