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#BlogTour “Cop Tales: An Anthology for a Cause”

Title: Cop Tales, An Anthology for a cause
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Genre: Romance/Suspense

Release Date: December 6, 2018
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

As authors we are always trying to find ways to give back. Anthologies are a great way to unite indie and traditionally published authors for a worthy cause. In this anthology you will get a combination of rom-com, new adult contemporary romance, and even a little suspense short stories with law enforcement heroes and heroines.

Cop Tales is a limited release anthology to raise funds for the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). We back the blue and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for support in this cause.

NOTE (not included in book blurb): 100% of the online sale proceeds for six months (e-book and print) will be donated directly to the ODMP. If any reader wants to donate beyond purchasing the anthology, please visit www.odmp.org. Your donation is tax deductible in the US. I don’t know about internationally.

About Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP)

Founded in1996, the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.ODMP.org) is a non­profit agency dedicated to honoring the memory of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The largest law enforcement memorial in the United States, ODMP pays tribute to over 23,000 fallen law enforcement officers in its online memorial and reflection pages. ODMP also honors fallen K9 officers, provides free resources to law enforcement agencies and officers, and works to keep cop killers behind bars through its No Parole program. The ODMP database tracks LODD statistics in the US back to 1791, enabling the law enforcement community to analyze trends and patterns in order to work toward the goal of improving officer safety.

NOTE: Although this anthology was written to raise awareness and donate to a special cause, the views and opinions expressed in the book are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of ODMP. ODMP is not a partner, sponsor, or affiliate of Cop Tales an Anthology for a Cause.

 

 

 

T.R. Cupak

T.R. Cupak is a romance author known for “Shattering hearts and piecing them back together one story at a time”. When she’s not busy adulting, you can find her speeding through the backroads with her husband in their weekend fun car or cuddling with her goofy Shih Tzu, Harley.

http://authortrcupak.com

 

Christine Besze

Christine Besze is an author who brings rom-com to a whole new level with relatable characters who give you laugh out loud moments in her contemporary romance novels. She lives in Georgia with her husband, two gingers, and mini-herd of German Shepherds.

https://www.facebook.com/authorchristinebesze/

 

Kat T. Masen

Kat is an author known for sexy, humorous, smut. She was born and bred in Sydney, Australia. Kat T. Masen is a mother to four crazy boys and wife to one sane husband. Growing up in a generation where social media and fancy gadgets didn’t exist, she enjoyed reading from an early age and found herself immersed in these stories.

https://www.kattmasen.com

Dee Ellis

From the Midwest, Dee Ellis is a contemporary romance author who looks like the secretary she is by day, but talks-and sometimes acts-like the dirty mouthed author she is by night!

https://www.deeellisauthor.com/

 

Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Existence, and The Field Party Series. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenager’s lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

https://abbiglinesbooks.com

 

Kathleen Kelly

Kathleen enjoys writing contemporary, romance novels with a little bit of erotica. She draws her inspiration from family, friends and the people around her.

http://www.kathleenkellyauthor.com

 

Maren Lee

Maren Lee is a wine drinker, mountain woman, and contemporary romance author. Her first novel, Ride-along, was written on a dare and she loved doing it so much, she decided to write a whole series about the sexy deputies of the fictional Bounty County Sheriff’s Department.

Http://www.facebook.com/marenleeromance

 

Martha Sweeney

Martha Sweeney is an Amazon Best-Selling author who writes in a variety of genres: romance, suspense, thriller, coloring books, romantic comedy and thriller/sci-fi and soon sci-fi/fantasy. She strives to push herself as a storyteller with each new tale and hopes to push her readers outside of their comfort zone whether it be a particular genre or the stories themselves.

www.marthasweeney.com

 

M.Clarke

International Bestselling/Award Winning Author M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She wrote her first YA novel, Crossroads, to heal the loss of her grandmother.

https://www.amazon.com/M.-Clarke/e/B00E1PWX5U/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1536032239&sr=8-2-ent

J.L. Perry

#1 International bestseller author, and winner of RWA Ruby award for Romance Book of the Year. She is a romantic at heart and lives in Australia with her husband and son.

https://m.facebook.com/JodiLPerryAuthor/

Nicole Loufas

Nicole Loufas writes addictive fiction so compelling once you start her books, you can’t stop.

https://www.facebook.com/nicoleloufasauthor/

 

Jess Bryant

Jess Bryant started writing as a little girl but her life changed forever when she stole a book from her aunt’s Harlequin collection. She’s been creating love stories with your happily ever after ever since.

Www.facebook.com/jessbryantbooks

 

Kimberly Knight

Kimberly Knight is a USA Today bestselling author that writes romance and erotic fiction that makes you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before throwing you curve balls you never see coming.

www.authorkimberlyknight.com

 

Linnea Valle

After almost 30 years of dreaming of writing and publishing a romance novel, Linnea Valle published her debut novel in June, 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking and spending time with her husband, family and dogs.

https://www.facebook.com/LinneaValleAuthor/

S.Cole

Cole may be short but she’s big on ideas. She writes in multiple genres including romance, horror, and thrillers. You never know what you’ll get from Shay next but isn’t that half the fun?

www.facebook.com/authorscole

 

N.E. Henderson

E. Henderson is the author of sexy, contemporary romance. When she isn’t writing, you can find her reading some form of romance or in her Maverick, playing in the dirt.

http://www.nehenderson.com

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“The Color of Lies: (Pandora’s Box series) Episode I” by Perri Forrest

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The Color of Lies: (Pandora’s Box series) Episode I

by Perri Forrest

Genre: African-American/Short Stories/Erotica

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Laura Warren loves her husband Erik unconditionally. She has made many sacrifices in the name of that love. Those sacrifices include the decision to put her professional career on hold so that she could focus solely, on being a devoted wife. But after six years of marriage, Laura has begun to feel that Erik is detaching. She fears that he may be stepping out on her, and involving himself in extramarital activities. Initially, Laura dismisses the lingering thoughts of deception. However, the pull of intuition is far greater than her desire to turn the other cheek. Ready or not, she decides that she can no longer run from the nagging feeling that something is wrong. She has to know . . .

Enter Brooklyn Kellogg, the beautiful owner of the Pandora’s Box agency. While Brooklyn’s motto is, “Innocent until proven filthy,” she knows that the ‘filthy’ is usually the end result. Brooklyn, who knows a thing or two about being the woman scorned, founded Pandora’s Box so that she could help the unsuspecting get to the bottom of the lies. With her trusted security team and beautiful decoys, Brooklyn’s business is the business of bringing a cheater’s lying ways out into the open.

Going into Pandora’s Box, Laura hopes for the best . . . but prepares for the worst. What will the end result be? Will it be a case of intuition gone wrong, or will Laura’s suspicions be positively confirmed?

 

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#BlogTour “All Wrapped Up in You” by Sun Chara

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Their marriage hangs in the balance, but on this wind battered Christmas Eve, a miracle is born…

When Ellie hooked up with world renowned neurosurgeon, Peter Medeci, aka ‘Prince Charming’, she thought her dreams had come true. But the demands of being the model wife to his career triggers a mutiny within her and she decides to ditch the ‘royal’ life until he sees her as more than his bedroom playmate.

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Author Bio – Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance, and romantic comedies w/a divine twist for HarperImpulse. She makes her home in southern California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves, General Hospital, and McGee and Me. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America. Sipping Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach make everyday a celebration!

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“Miserable Holiday Stories” by Alex Bernstein

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Miserable Holiday Stories

by Alex Bernstein

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Short Stories

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Why wait for Christmas when you can be miserable all year long! Author and humorist Alex Bernstein presents a collection of quirky, bittersweet tales calculated to ruin even the most blessed festivities. Featuring the Glimmer Train finalist (but not winner) “Brownie Mix”, the infamous chapter-book parody “The #$@!# Bicycle Boys Save Christmas, Again!”, the never-before-printed “Blue Christmas”, and stories previously appearing in such eclectic journals as The Big Jewel, Litro, Corvus, eFiction, Dysfunctional Family Story, The Legendary, Blue Print Review, and Hobo Pancakes, Miserable Holiday Stories is the perfect gift for that special someone you’d rather not ever hear from again.

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“Making Changes: Four women, four new captivating short stories” by Mary Grand

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Making Changes: Four women, four new captivating short stories

by Mary Grand

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Short Stories

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Four captivating short stories by Mary Grand, author of best selling anthology Catching the Light., culminating in the beautiful Christmas story Holly’s Perfect Christmas? Holly’s plans for her dream Christmas at an idyllic cottage in Snowdonia. are disrupted when other family members join the party. Then the spiteful anonymous texts start to arrive… Find out how Holly’s Christmas can be even better than she imagined.
Four stories, four women making changes that will alter their lives for ever.

Give and Take
Days before her wedding, hairdresser Lisa has a huge row with her fiancé. He tells her she is over-reacting, so why does Lisa feel devastated? As Lisa listens to the two sides of a couple’s marital problems in the salon, she begins to find answers.

The Key
Looking at the remains of the fire in her beautiful new kitchen, Ruth is very frightened and confused. Since moving with her new husband to Worthing nothing in her life makes sense. What is happening to her?

The Right Shoes
After a devastating family tragedy, Emma moved with her minister husband and daughter to the run down seaside resort of Ruxton. She refuses to talk to anyone about it: no-one will understand. Can a new friendship and a new puppy help Emma and her family heal and make a fresh start?

Holly’s Perfect Christmas?
Holly plans her dream Christmas at an idyllic cottage in Snowdonia. However her partner’s difficult teenage daughter, ex-wife and new husband join them and then the spiteful anonymous texts start to arrive. Can Holly still have her perfect Christmas?

Hidden Chapters
Also included in Making Changes is an excerpt from the author’s latest full length novel, Hidden Chapters.

Haunted by the death of Aled at Worm’s Head, his sister Catrin returns to prepare the family home for sale, accompanied by her adopted Deaf daughter, Bethan. A web of lies and secrets spun by Catrin’s father slowly starts to unravel. Catrin, facing a crisis in her marriage, discovers that she must face this past if she is to heal and take control of her future.

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“PURE TRASH (Historical Fiction) Short story prequel to DOG BONE SOUP” by Bette A. Stevens

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PURE TRASH (Historical Fiction) Short story prequel to DOG BONE SOUP

by Bette A Stevens

Genre: Historical Fiction/Action Adventure/Short Story

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It’s PURE TRASH (Historical Fiction/short story), a Compelling Prequel to the novel DOG BONE SOUP. The year is 1955. Remember the Good Old Days? You know, the 1950s and ‘60s, when America was flying high. The All American Family lived a life filled with hopes and dreams and life’s necessities too. Shawn Daniels isn’t your typical American Boomer Boy. No, Shawn is a poor boy. He can’t join Boy Scouts or sports teams. There’s not even enough money for necessities. Besides, Shawn doesn’t have time for that. But when chores are done, there’s always fishing!

In this short story, Shawn and Willie Daniels are off on a Saturday adventure in search of trash to turn into treasure. It is going to be a great day. Shawn is sure of it. No school and no bullies to remind him that he’s not one of the crowd. This is a story about bullies and what it’s like to be bullied (and not just by kids). It may redefine your definition of bullying. If you were a child who was thought of as “different” in some way, you know what bullying is about: torment, persecution, intimidation, to name a few of its synonyms. For Shawn and Willie, their difference was based upon the social status of a dysfunctional family and the alcoholism and abject poverty in which they grew up.

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“Harry Danced Divinely (Giffort Street Stories)” by Marian D. Schwartz

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Harry Danced Divinely (Gifford Street Stories)

by Marian D. Schwartz

Genre: Historical Fiction/Short Stories/Anthology

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There is a myth that the 1950’s were a simpler time.

Family life is never simple.

The Whittakers are stunned when their trusted nanny, Meddie, suddenly leaves without giving notice. Meddie always knows everything before everyone else. What does she know that she isn’t willing to tell them?

The trouble between Stan and Adele Heussler might have started when Adele backed Stan’s car into their house. Or did it start when they bought an antique Queen Anne bedroom set?

Dale Kenway comes home with a medal after fighting in the Korean War. The neighbors are calling him a hero, but there is a reason he doesn’t feel like one.

Nothing–absolutely nothing–can prepare you for the shocking public lesson that Lillian Levinson teaches her spoiled adult son because she doesn’t have a tea bag.

The neighbors reappear from story to story, just like they do in any neighborhood. After you settle in on Giffort Street, you won’t want to leave!

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