The Town of My Youth

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Jerry Brotherton

Wakenda, My Kind-a Town

Wakenda wasn’t much of a town. It was officially classified as a village but it was little more than a collection of buildings. In its heyday, we had about 50 houses, a grocery store, Don’s garage, one café, three churches, two grain elevators, the railroad tracks and a population of 150 if you counted the dogs and cats.

We didn’t have a building taller than two stories unless you counted the steeple on the Church. I know that there are towns in this world that have a fancy little hut on every corner where you can get the best mocha-choca-lotta-whata coffee that ten dollars can buy. Other towns have canyons of giant skyscrapers so tall the sunshine never touches the faces of the people on its crowded streets. There are Space Needles, Gateway Arches, buildings that look like castles or pyramids. Some places might have serene…

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“101 People to Kill Before I Die” by Anthony O’Connor

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“101 People to Kill Before I Die

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Release Date: August 18, 2017

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Set in Melbourne, Australia – a dark, fast, action-packed thriller, dripping with bitterness and sarcasm. With a few comical moments and an array of colorful characters all as determined as they are deadly.

Brian Samuals is a former soldier, a former police officer, and an ex-convict, recently bankrupt, divorced and now diagnosed with terminal cancer. He has an epiphany. He has nothing to lose and a lot of people have offended against him. Therefore, before he goes they go. All of them. As he embarks on his killing spree he hooks up with a beautiful stripper, Natasha Brown, but is unsure how that’s going to work.

Be careful who you kill. Before long he has the Russian Mob, a Chinese Triad, the CIA, Interpol, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian SAS anti-terrorist squads and every cop in the state of Victoria hunting him down, screaming for his head. And that’s before he kills the alien. Things aren’t looking good for Brian and Natasha.

“The Good Daughter: A Novel” by Karin Slaughter


“The Good Daughter: A Novel

Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Police Procedural

Release Date: August 8, 2017

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The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.

Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind…

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself — the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again — and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized — Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case that unleashes the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried forever…

Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.

“Kurtain Motel (The Sin Series Book 1)” by A.I. Nasser

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“Kurtain Motel (The Sin Series Book 1)

Genre: Horror/Supernatural

Release Date: September 2, 2016

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Patrick Lahm is down on his luck. Late for his book signing, out of gas and stuck in a storm. He hitches a ride to the Kurtain Motel where he is forced to spend the night. The small motel seems harmless enough at first, but as the night drags on, Patrick and the other guests slowly begin to realize there is a lot more to their temporary lodging than meets the eye.

Something evil is at work at the Kurtain Motel; something that creeps into the deepest, darkest corners of your mind and tugs at the chords of sanity until they finally break. On the longest night of his life, Patrick soon finds out that there is a reason why skeletons are kept in closets. He realizes that your sins always find a way to catch up with you, no matter how hard you try to run.

Welcome to the Kurtain Motel, where all your nightmares come true.

“Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker (Death by Cupcake Book 1)” by D.E. Haggerty

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“Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker (Death by Cupcake Book 1)”

Genre: Cozy Mystery/Romantic Comedy

Release Date: April 11, 2016

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A (cozy) mystery with a heap of laughs, a generous portion of romance, and just a smidgeon of suspense.

Callie’s life is rather awesome. She’s happy owning her own cupcake bakery, though she lives to teach German literature at the local university. But that dream is threatened when the police accuse her of murdering her pole dancing instructor. Callie didn’t even want to take those stupid pole dancing classes! No way is she letting anything get between her and her dream. Together with best baker bud Anna, she embarks on a journey to uncover the real killer. They stumble through stripper auditions and meetings with some colorful characters, but nothing is stopping them – not even a hot detective determined to keep Callie safe and make the cupcake baker his own. Cupcakes not included.

“Artfully Yours (Love, Emerson Book 1)” by Isabel North

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“Artfully Yours (Love, Emerson Book 1)”

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: August 16, 2016

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Elle Finley is looking for more. Tired of chaotic ER shifts and a home life that revolves around Netflix, pizza, and sleep, when her injured sister needs her help back home Elle jumps at the chance to shake things up. She’s not prepared for the sexy stranger next door who seems intent on sweeping her off her feet and then doing other–more exciting–stuff to her.

Metal sculptor Alex Zacharov can’t believe his luck when the girl he fell in love with eighteen years ago walks right back into his arms. Although he recognizes her in a heartbeat, she has no idea who he is, or what she means to him. Alex is more comfortable with a welding torch and hot metal than with dating and romance. He’s focused, intense, and used to getting what he wants…and he wants Elle. Even if he has to learn how to date her first.