Archive for August 13th, 2017
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“Never and Always (Emerson Book 6)”
Author: Maureen Driscoll
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Holidays
Release Date: December 19, 2016
Return to the world of the Kellington and Emerson families in this Regency romance collection of three novellas.
Leticia Emerson, Violet Kellington and Anna Emerson have been friends most of their lives. Little did they know a visit from three Eton school boys would change everyone’s lives for the better.
Fifteen-year-old Lord Wesley Addington has just learned he has a half-sister, Lady Leticia Emerson. Over the next decade, Violet Kellington falls in love with the man who only sees her as his sister’s friend.
Lord Robert Carmichael has been all but abandoned by his family due to his pronounced limp, and he doesn’t want to pass on his affliction to a child. Though he is determined not to marry, Letty Emerson sees only the brave man who fought through the pain of his illness and the scorn of his family.
Scholarship student Mark Jones is torn between two worlds: the London stews he was born into and the peers who will never accept him. Anna Emerson, who has an English father and a Native American mother, knows she has found her soul’s mate.
The book contains three intersecting novellas, touching on love, loss and acceptance. It revisits the Kellington and Emerson families, more than a decade after their stories concluded. It is a love letter from the author to the two families which have meant so much to her.
There are, of course, graphic sexual scenes, but surprisingly not that many of them.
Danielle Fishel calls Maureen Driscoll her “most favorite author of all things naughty and delicious.”
Maureen is a television writer based in Los Angeles whose credits include MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Nickelodeon’s BrainSurge. She was also a former recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce. The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.
Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill. Her novel Dating George Clooney is a political satire inspired by those years.
She has written two Regency Romance series, one centered on the Kellington family and the other on the Emersons. She is launching a third in 2017 called the Jasmine Cottage series and has also written a time travel romance set in America in the 1920s called The Tycoon Murderer, to be released later this year. She can be found occasionally on Twitter at @MaureenDriscoll, slightly more frequently on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author and almost never on her blog at MaureenDriscollRomance.wordpress.com.
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“The Boy Who Painted the World“
Genre: Growing Up & Facts of Life/Family Life/Adoption
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Indigo is a boy with a dream. He spends his mornings in a refrigerator box, his afternoons shoveling snow, and his nights in the basement of a homeless shelter. But during every free moment, he draws and dreams of becoming a famous artist.
His best friend Jade looks after him, but she is arrested for shoplifting and he’s left all alone. With his box of pencils under his arm, he sets out on a quest to search for Jade and discovers a whole new world… full of the art he loves.
His journey brings him friendship, family, and the courage to hold onto his dreams.
Melody J. Bremen writes books for middle grade and young adult readers. She lives on a distant planet where all they do is write and read books. (Sometimes they eat jelly beans.) She has a faithful computer named Oswald.
Visit her website at http://www.melodyjbremen.com.
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“The Rossler Foundation Mysteries“
Release Date: February 6, 2017
The first four books in JC Ryan’s best-selling Rossler Foundation series, available together for the first time!
The 10th Cycle
The truth about human history is about to be revealed. . . But will we be allowed to know it?
For thousands of years, the truth about human history has intentionally been suppressed and exploited.
For decades scholars have been saying that the truth about human history will be found inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, but up till now, no one has ever been able to find it. Those who tried have been ridiculed and persecuted.
Will Daniel Rossler and Dr. Sarah Clarke be allowed to uncover the real and true message? As they come closer to the truth, skepticism out of the academic community is replaced by evil and malicious adversaries, dumping them into a very hostile world where violence, deceit, and duplicity become their daily companions. The mysterious Orion Society with its deranged and psychopathic members, the CIA, the Marines, the Mossad and even the President of the United States become involved. Not all of them have good intentions.
Ninth Cycle Antarctica
Was there a human civilization in Antarctica in the past?
Will we ever know?
In November 2002 a special U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to Antarctica to locate and rescue a film crew that has become lost. No trace of them is found, except for film footage of strange artifacts buried under the ice. Everyone who saw the film is warned to never talk about what they have seen – EVER AGAIN.
More than a decade later, in Boulder, Colorado, Professor Charles Summers is intrigued by the discovery of a 16th-century map showing the coastline of Antarctica so accurately that when NASA investigates the maps they find that they must update their own current maps. But this map predates any record of the discovery of Antarctica by 300 years. .
A catastrophe of biblical proportions, 35,000 years in the making.
The world as we know it is on the verge of destruction.
There is no escape. . . or is there?
The discovery and excavation of a 35,000-year-old city hidden deep within the Transantarctic Mountains release a pandemic across the globe. Within a few weeks, 5 million are dead and another 10 million are about to die. Billions more are certain to die within weeks.
The Sword of Cyrus
200 million souls are screaming for revenge.
The Sword of Cyrus will extract that revenge.
This time there is no escape.
In a secret laboratory in the Zagros Mountains of Iran, scientists, under the auspices of the group who calls themselves The Sword of Cyrus, have just developed a nanotech nuclear weapon so small it could fit into a mobile phone, yet it has the destructive power of 7 Hiroshima bombs. This is the world’s most powerful and technologically advanced weapon, developed with the explicit goal to wipe out Western civilization.
“BONE SET Gina Mazzio RN Thrillers 1-3 (Gina Mazzio RN Medical Thriller Series)” by Bette Golden Lamb, J.J. Lamb
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“BONE SET Gina Mazzio RN Thrillers 1-3 (Gina Mazzio RN Medical Thriller Series)“
Genre: Thriller & Suspense/Medical/Pulp
Release Date: July 10, 2016
BARGAIN BOX SET—THREE GRITTY ACTION-PACKED MEDICAL THRILLERS IN ONE AFFORDABLE PACKAGE – NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH!
Meet RN Gina Mazzio, a feisty, determined, tenacious, and all ballsy Italian ex-Bronxite. Compassionate to most, downright lethal to those who would harm her patients. This is an action-packed, shocking, take-no-prisoners series about the dark rough and tumble side of the medical profession and its adjuncts. Fans of hard-boiled medical thrillers will eat it up … as will lovers of strong women sleuths, hospital mysteries, and all medical fiction, especially fans of Tess Gerritsen, Carolyn McCray, Eileen Dreyer, Lisa Genova, and Robin Cook.
BONE DRY (#1)
Carl Chapman, a young man with an excellent prognosis, dies–and Gina knows he shouldn’t have. Another patient’s acting weird and desperate; a third, a teenager, has actually run away. Gina soon learns Carl’s cancer treatment had gone missing, in fact, finds out her patients are being subjected to a form of blackmail so diabolical Hanibal Lecter could have dreamed it up.
… a medical thriller “not for the squeamish.”-Publishers Weekly,
SIN AND BONE (#2)
“Help me quit killing redheads.”
That’s the plea RN Gina Mazzio hears when she gets an anonymous call the night before her wedding. The cops say it’s a crank call. Her fiancé says she’s altar-shy. Her fellow workers call her “silly”. But Gina’s got a bad feeling…
And then it turns out two of her fellow nurses at San Francisco’s Ridgewood Hospital are missing. Instead of a honeymoon, she’s plunged into the dark world of the black market trade in human body parts. Need we mention this is not medical suspense for the faint-hearted?
BONE PIT (#3)
Why does a hospital need bars on the windows? And why is the parking lot empty? As RNs Gina Mazzio and her fiancé Harry Lucke arrive for their new assignment as travel nurses, they suddenly have the chilling feeling of being about to enter a Stephen King novel—only in rural Nevada instead of Maine. This adventure’s supposed to be a respite from San Francisco, with its numbing memories of murder and kidnapping, but they seem to have signed up to work at a hospital with no windows on the first floor and barred windows on the second.
I am an RN, and yes, an ex-Bronxite. So listening to me talk (hands flying) can be a funny experience. I love to write crime novels and multitask because I’m also an artist that plays with clay in my studio in my little home in the West (Marin County, CA.). My sculptures and other artistic creations appear in many juried national and local exhibitions, and I sell my work through galleries, associations, and retail stores, including Kris & Joe Neri’s, The Well Red Coyote Book Store, in Sedona, AZ.
I especially adore hanging out with my 50+ rose bushes or sneaking out to the movies when I should be writing. Being an RN is a huge clue as to why I like to write gritty medical thrillers with my husband J. J. Lamb. Our RN Gina Mazzio medical thriller “Bone ” series” #1 BONE DRY, #2 SIN & BONE, #3 BONE PIT, #4 BONE OF CONTENTION, #5 BONE DUST, #6 BONE CRACK, plus standalones SISTERS IN SILENCE and HEIR TODAY…, THE KILLING VOTE, are all available as an e-book and trade paperback, and THE BONE SERIES is in audio. Check out our website at http://www.twoblacksheep.us,or http://www.bettelamb.com or jjlamb.com. You can also see some examples of my art at http://www.bettegoldenlamb.com
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Genre: Women’s Fiction/African American
Release Date: March 10, 2017
When Robin Matheson’s husband is killed in Afghanistan, she finds herself suddenly alone: an outsider in a community grieving for the hometown hero it never really knew. Though the thought of spending the rest of her life without Tavis is exhausting, Robin has no choice but to pull herself together for the sake of their son. She finds some satisfaction in cutting ties with Tav’s obnoxious best friend, Cyril—a 500-pound hacker who didn’t even bother to come to the funeral.
Unfortunately, her three-year-old decides Cyril is now his best buddy, and Robin can’t bear to take anything else away from her son. A few hot dogs and video games won’t do any permanent damage… right?
Cyril doesn’t magically transform into a good person—or even a decent one—but he does prove to be a better role model than Robin expected. Gradually, she also begins to realize that Cyril may be the one person who truly understands the magnitude of her loss.
He also knows far more about her husband’s death than he’s been letting on.
Ramsey Hootman’s trademark blend of humor and heart shines in this offbeat tale of love, loss, and exasperation—guaranteed to leave you breathless at the end.
Ramsey Hootman lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She loves hearing from readers via email (ramseyhootman – AT – gmail.com) and is almost guaranteed to say “yes” if you ask her to do a Skype session with your library or book club.
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“Creatus Series Boxed Set“
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Fairy Tales/Superheroes
Release Date: May 19, 2014
Bonus! The Creatus Series Boxed Set now includes the complete five-book series!
For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Unwittingly, one creatus will endanger them all …
As with most of his family, Derrick Ashton knows his future and what position he’s destined to fill within his unique society. Everything changes, however, when he breaks one of his family’s strictest laws and falls in love — with a human.
In his quest to protect the woman he can never have, a twist of faith propels him into a new role that will cause dissension among his family and endanger the anonymity that they’ve spent thousands of years protecting.
Now, he will risk everything to save the girl from humans and his own kind. The one thing he can’t save her from, however … is herself.
The Creatus series is not your normal paranormal story … it’s a realistic romantic mystery based on the myths you’ve heard your entire life. Prepare to believe.
My stories overflow with romance, suspense, a hint of humor sometimes and, of course, a few Kleenex moments. After all, what would a great story be without an emotional event setting the stage? All of my novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic, and will make you cry, laugh, love, and hope.
Although some of my titles include supernatural or ghostly beings, my paranormal stories dance on the edge of make believe. My hope is that as you read my stories, you’ll wonder, “Hmmm…what if?”
As most authors, I blame my leap into a full-time career as a professional writer on my love of reading. Reading has always been an escape for me. When life was rough as a child, I could always disappear into a book. But I found something else too… I discovered that writing out my thoughts was healing. Not only could I create hope for my protagonists, but I could do away with the antagonists–legally.
When I penned my first novel, “She Belongs to Me,” I allowed only my cousin and best friend to read it. They are the reason I write. They pushed me to publish, as they felt my stories would give others who’ve experienced tragedies hope. So now, even though I still write for me, I mainly write for my readers who continually encourage me that my words touched their soul.
Most of my novels share some of my favorite hobbies, mostly, anything to do with the great outdoors. I rarely spend my days off at a movie theater or the mall. In fact, I hate shopping, and my hubby would rather do anything other than take me to a movie that I’d already read the book. 🙂 Also, we both prefer reading a book on the beach–or a coffee shop if it’s raining–and if the weather is really nice, we love to go kayaking and hiking.
“Catling’s Bane (The Rose Shield Book 1)”
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/First Contact
Release Date: March 12, 2017
In the tiers of Ellegeance, the elite Influencers’ Guild holds the power to manipulate emotions. Love and fear, pain and pleasure, healing and death mark the extremes of their sway, but it’s the subtle blends that hook their victims’ hearts. They hide behind oaths of loyalty and rule the world.
A child born in the grim warrens beneath the city, Catling rues the rose birthmark encircling her eye. Yet, it grants her the ability to disrupt the influencers’ sway. Established methods of civil control disintegrate before her. She’s a weapon desired by those who reign and those who rebel.
To the Influencer’s Guild, she’s an aberration, a threat. They order her death and thus the betrayals begin. One woman protects and trains her, plotting to use her shield to further imperial goals. No longer a helpless child, Catling has other plans. As chaos shakes the foundations of order and rule, will she become the realm’s savior? Or its executioner?
The Rose Shield Tetralogy – a blend of science fiction and fantasy.
Welcome to a world of three moons, a sentient landscape, rivers of light, and tier cities that rise from the swamps like other world flowers. A planet of waterdragons, where humans are the aliens living among three-fingered natives with spotted skin. Where a half-blood converses with the fog and the goddess plans her final reckoning.
Follow Catling’s journey as she grows from childhood into the deadly force that shapes the future. She is the realm’s shield, an influencer, assassin, healer, mother, and avenger. And all she wants is to go home.
The books of The Rose Shield Tetralogy
D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s Coastal Mountains with her husband, two dogs, and Pinky the Cat.
For book descriptions, excerpts, maps, and behind the scenes info, please visit http://dwallacepeachbooks.com.
For her blog on all things writing, please visit http://mythsofthemirror.com