Archive for November 9th, 2018
Missing Destiny (A Chandler County Novel Book 1)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Christian Romance
FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
She spends Friday nights with charts and graphs. His best friend is a dog named Sebastian.
All she’s ever wanted was peace and to feel she belonged. All he ever wanted was to disappear.
She’s a city girl hiding in a small town. He’s back home hiding from his past.
If life were perfect, they could be each other’s missing destiny.
When a mysterious man becomes a threat to her health Dr. Shauna Nathan, a workaholic scientist, is about to lose control over her emotions and her life. Her family steps in to protect her even if it means disrupting her otherwise predictable and orderly existence by bribing her with a chance to spend time with her old college roommate and surround herself with her one true passion — horses.
She heads to a ranch in Chandler County to hide from her stalker. Instead, she might find there healing she looks for — and love she doesn’t.
Horse therapist Zach moved to New York, had a successful career in finance, a beautiful wife, and daughter one day and the next it was all gone. He came back to Chandler County to come to terms with his loss and find a modicum of peace as a ranch hand- turned therapist at Murphy’s Equestrian Therapy Center. He has lost everyone he loved. Would he risk his heart again for Shauna?
Though the ruthless killer on Shauna’s trail will stop at nothing to destroy her, will Zach and Shauna escape danger and find happiness in each other’s arms and their missing destiny?
Deadly Gamble: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 1)
by Connie Shelton
Genre: Cozy/Mystery/Suspense/Animals/Women’s Fiction/Women Sleuths
FREE at time of posting!
In this debut almost-cozy mystery series novel, Charlie Parker, accountant and partner in an Albuquerque private investigation firm, is visited by her old school friend, Stacy North. Stacy’s Rolex watch is missing and she begs Charlie to help locate it before her husband finds out. Things are complicated by the fact that Stacy had been seeing another man, Gary Detweiller, and he’s the one she suspects of having stolen the watch. With a little detective work, Charlie and her sidekick dog, Rusty, retrieve the missing watch and all should be well. But three days later, Detweiller is murdered. All eyes turn to Stacy as the prime suspect.
Once again, Stacy begs Charlie’s help in proving her innocence. As she begins to ask questions, Charlie learns that Detweiller’s life was not as simple as first perceived and that any number of people had grievances against him. And before she can pinpoint the killer, her own life is in danger as well.
Includes new foreword from the author upon the 20th anniversary of first publication of this ongoing mystery series first title.
It’s My Turn (Love at Last Book 1)
by Suzette Riddick
Genre: Literary Fiction/Multicultural/Romance
3.99 at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
Forced to exist in a loveless marriage, Beatrice Warrington was powerless to stand up to her husband. So instead, she takes her anger and frustration out on those closest to her. After years of treating her loved ones horribly, she finds herself alienated, desperate and alone. Terrified, she reaches out to the only man who’s capable of helping her out of the mess she’s created. And she will soon discover he will help her in ways she never imagined.
Charles Allen never expected the likes of Beatrice Warrington to land on his doorstep. For years he despised her because of her devious ways, so helping her was not an option. But a crazy thing happened. Against his better judgment, he agrees to come to her rescue. Little did he know, rescuing her would be the best thing to ever happen to him.
Foam on the Crest of Waves
by Silke Stein
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Fiction
PreOrder for 2.99 – Releases November 25th!
Can facing the past transform the present?
In a small fishing town on the Mendocino coast, the tides of time have washed over rumours and suspicions, yet the members of a maimed family still struggle to cope with their memories.
A broken woman, refusing to let go of her vanished husband.
Her widowed brother, clinging to the shatters of the life he loved.
His delusional daughter, planning to turn mermaid on her fifteenth birthday.
But when a young man realizes he made a mistake, secrets start emerging from the deep.
Will they bring further grief, or possibly redemption?
by LeVar Ravel
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Suspense/Psychological Thriller
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Can her joy of life withstand a killer’s joy of death?
A woman of plain living, Gwen Orangegrave would rather balance budgets all day than enjoy life. Maybe you can’t help being a killjoy, when you work for the biggest mob in Boston and you’re married to the boss, a man even stricter than you.
Corbin Locke, the mob’s man in Congress, shows Gwen a new life and reignites old feelings—until he throws her over and cheats the mob all in one day. To get their revenge on him, the mob hires only the best: a nameless hitman so young and cheerful, you’d never know he’s the master of faking suicides.
As the woman scorned, Gwen goes along at first. But when doubts come, she seeks another solution. Risking the wrath of both mob and assassin, her search will confront her with what she lost in the past, and who she might save in the future. She must fight for a man’s life—and perhaps hers, too—while evading the grim reapers who roam Boston.
Little does Gwen know how deep her quest will take her into the hitman’s world of dark magic. Killjoy or not, can she prove any match for the best killer in the world?
If you like The Twilight Zone and the intelligent thrillers of Graham Greene, Ruth Rendell, Barbara Vine, and Patricia Highsmith, get Killjoy and find out!
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Previously published as How Does He Do It?
Set in New Zealand, Fishing for Maui is a story which would resonate with any reader.
It’s multiple POVs crosses generations and gives an in-depth look at what holds a family together—and how uniquely different they all are.
It’s easy to forget this is a work of fiction as the themes dealt with could be found on any news site or blog—which are also covered.
Fishing for Maui is a challenging read without being preachy or judgmental.
Any mother could relate to Valerie’s trials. She’s a physician being challenged by her daughter. But it’s not about makeup, boys or wardrobe—the big three—but homeopathy. Remember, Valerie’s a doctor. *Initiate meltdown* Rosa just wants to be a kid and not always have to contend with the matrix of school or hierarchy of family, and Michael wants to find out who he is again by reconnecting with his Maori roots.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Fishing for Maui reminded me of holidays celebrated during my childhood. Long before there were mad dashes for Black Friday shopping, there was just family, a long holiday weekend… and food. The food may have evolved for healthier, more nutritious versions (except for the lemon pound cake and homemade French vanilla ice cream which are still heart attacks in the making), but there’s still always lots of food.
November would be a great time to sit down with this read. Even if you’re non-U.S., Fishing for Maui will still give you pause, and remind you of what’s important.
A novel about food, whānau, and mental illness.
Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take her mind off worries over her patients, her children, their father and the next family dinner. Elena is so obsessed with health, traditional food, her pregnancy and her blog she doesn’t notice that her partner, Malcolm the ethicist, is getting himself into a moral dilemma of his own making. Evie wants to save the world one chicken at a time. Meanwhile her boyfriend, Michael is on a quest to reconnect with his Māori heritage and discover his own identity. Rosa is eight years old and lost in her own fantasy world, but she’s the only one who can tell something’s not right. Crisis has the power to bring this family together, but will it be too late?
”An accomplished story of a family in crisis – Ritchie’s great skill is her ability to conjure the inner lives if her characters. Fishing For Māui is a compassionate meditation on what it means to be well“. – Sarah Jane Barnett
Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DZBXSCN/
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DZBXSCN/
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/826608