Shattered Night

Book Cover: Shattered Night
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ISBN: 978-1645830245
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Pages: 446
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A large sum of money. A skilled Private Investigator. A missing book. How could any of these elements ruin one's life? Quite easily, when the work follows you home, threatens to destroy all you know and love,and promises to unleash forces beyond humanity's comprehension upon the world. James Riley is a man with secrets; some seemingly harmless, but when the doctors start forcing the memories to unchain, reality and the truth have only one conclusion... One shattered night.

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He was making for the door. At first, Shamus thought it was Father Malone. But why would the priest be running down the aisle towards the exit?

Shamus called after him, “Malone? Malone, it's me, Shamus. What are you doing father?” The man stopped briefly before entering the narthex. He was tall and heavyset, unlike Malone.

Shamus shouted. “Hey, you! Stop right there. Whatever you're doing. Stop!” But the man was gone before he had finished speaking. Shamus gave chase, but by the time he got into the narthex, the main doors were wide open, and the man was long gone. Shamus ran outside into the wind and rain. But the only thing he saw was two ravens leaving their perches in an old oak tree, at the far end of the pathway. They seemed to be heading north, right into the heart of the storm.

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Disheartened, Shamus went back inside and searched the building for any sign of Malone. But he was nowhere to be seen. However, what he found sent shivers down his spine.

The stone altar, which was not to be touched, had been broken in half, its religious paraphernalia cast to the floor and scattered about. On the inside of the broken altar was an empty cavity, large enough to fit a book or at least part of one. The church was nearly 300 years old, so whoever placed “whatever” inside the alter had done so a long time ago. 

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Immortal

Book Cover: Immortal
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ISBN: 978-1645830238
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 198
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ISBN: B086L2M5B2
Pages: 198
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ISBN: 9780463562635
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Humans have always been obsessed with aging and death. Throughout history, the quest for a way to remain forever young has consumed mankind. What if two men stumbled upon a way to ensure eternal youth? What if it changes their lives, not only for the better, but in ways they never could have imagined?

Immortal is a story filled with adventure, mystery, and thrilling twists. Follow these men as they stumble upon not only their greatest discovery, but possibly their ultimate undoing.

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Daniel woke to Tim’s pleading.
“Daniel are you awake? I keep hearing footsteps in the hallway.”
Daniel glanced at the bed-side clock. “It’s 3:00. Go back to sleep.”
“No, seriously, go check it out.”
“Why me?”
“Wait, listen.”
Daniel got up, walked to the door and put his ear against the wood. What he heard sent chills down his spine. Slow, deliberate footsteps coming from the end of the hallway. Too slow to be an actual person. Too deliberate to be the gait of someone out for a late stroll.
“Holy shit, dude.”
“What the fuck is it? Go check.”
“Why me, you coward?”
“You brought us here. It was your idea. You need to go check it out.”
“Why don’t we just go back to sleep? The steps obviously aren’t meant to do us any harm.”
“How do we know that?”
“Because they haven’t tried to get into our room yet.”
“Yet? Maybe you can accept yet.

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You seem to like ghosts. I on the other hand, despise the whole concept.”
Suddenly the steps ceased exactly in front of their door.
“Daniel, what the fuck!” Tim whispered.
Daniel reached for the doorknob.
“Wait, don’t,” Tim whispered hoarsely.
Daniel put a finger up towards his frightened friend. Slowly he turned the knob and eased the door open. Tim pulled the covers over his head. Daniel stepped into the hall.

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Reviews:on Amazon:

A Unique and Thrilling Read.

Immortal is unlike any novel I’ve previously read. The author seamlessly combines mystery, suspense, and philosophy into a superb tale about life, death, and everything in between. I highly recommend this novel.

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Can we reverse the aging process by thoughts and actions?

Very impressive novel, never mind first novel! David tells a well-rounded story and makes his characters real and compelling. I like the shorter chapters as it kept me wanting to keep turning the pages and see what happened next. Add in two major surprises and David took me for quite a ride. Looking forward to what comes next!!


 

 

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Under His Protection

Book Cover: Under His Protection
Part of the The White Rose Trilogy series:
  • Under His Protection
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ISBN: 978-1645830184
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 280
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Pages: 280
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ISBN: 9780463096864
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Most debutantes meet their intendeds at polite societal gatherings, not over a duel in Hyde park. However, Greyland Kingston is not your typical young lady, and her family is far from conventional.

Alexander Hamilton, Duke of Ravenswood, is about to find out how unique the family is when he becomes unwittingly entangled with the newly arrived Kingston's from New Orleans—one family member in particular. With her spirited personality and innocent aversion to all things proper, Greyland Kingston completely throws him off his well-established game.

The gossip fans start to flutter when Greyland, her two older brothers and distinguished father, make their debut. Who is this family? How do they know the Queen? Why does the patriarch look like the ghost of the long-ago Plantagenet King, Edward the IV?

Trouble ensues in the form of jealous women, ambitious men, and a vengeful Irish clan. Alexander quickly finds that having Greyland for his own will come at a steep price…

And he must risk everything to keep her protected.

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The sound of thundering hooves trampling over the earth brought Alex’s mind right back to the present. All three men jerked their heads toward the intrusion. A bay steed burst through the bush carrying a wild-eyed girl. Her beautifully carved slender legs were exposed up to her knees and she was missing one of her slippers.

The horse immediately sensed the wolf and reared straight up. Surprisingly, the bareback rider managed to hug tight to the beast’s neck and stayed on. As the front hooves made contact with the ground—and before the horse could rise in protest again—the girl catapulted off the side and unsuccessfully grabbed for the reins. The mare bolted away.

“Damn!” she said, simply annoyed, as if she had lost a shilling rather than a thoroughbred.

“What on earth!” Perkin’s previous calm appearance all but shattered into a thousand pieces in front of them.

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“Is that a wolf?” The girl’s sites fixated on Malikite, a glint in her bright eyes, her breathing coming hard, causing her small breasts to rise and fall, threatening to escape a much-too-slack bodice.

Alex stared. Who on earth had helped this poor woman dress? Clearly a dressing-maid with a vengeance. Unless the young lady before them was newly escaped from the asylum. Which might explain the entry.

The girl was completely disheveled. A twig dangled from her raven-black curls. Windblown pink cheeks decorated her milk-white skin and a bead of perspiration highlighted her cupid-bow lips. Her eyes were like the palest green of the sea, and they raged as wild as a developing storm. Never in his wildest dreams had he ever thought a woman could be this...inspiring. Captivating. Alive! She had to be from the asylum, Alex concluded. Someone’s daughter or young bride that had lost her wits and had to be committed.

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Reviews:Reviewer on Amazon wrote:

I was impressed from the beginning! A question was posed- What really happened to the two young princes of York, who were held prisoner in the tower of London by their ambitious uncle following the death of their father, King Edward of York? And, of course, the book does answer that question, quite splendidly in my opinion, for a debut book!
Under His Protection has all the things I look for in a book. Swoon-worthy men, feisty females, descriptions that put you in the room, an exciting story and just enough romance to liven things up! The main characters are all written with great detail and a vast array of emotions are captured.
I must admit to falling a bit in love with most of the characters, and found myself utterly enchanted with this book.
There was no evidence of any grammatical errors, the time line flowed well and the book moved at a very fast clip. I look forward to reading more from this author!

Reviewer on Amazon wrote:

Wow!! What a great book, it was very fast-pace but well written. I love reading historian books like this, I haven’t read one in a while but I’m glad I got to read this book. The author does a fantastic job with the details of the storyline and the character development. Reading this book made me feel as if I was right alongside the characters. The book starts off intense with a brawl. It was very exciting and It had me gasping. But after that the story unfolds into a great romance. It has some twist and turns, which made the story even more exciting. I love Alex and Greyland, they have to be my new favorite book couple. I don’t want to give any of the storyline away but this book is a must read, and this author is fantastic at what she does. I will definitely be reading more of this author’s book she is very talented. Thank you for writing a wonderful book.

Reviewer on Amazon wrote:

This is my first time reading a historical romance. Wow this book drew me in from the beginning. This a fast pace book. I had all kinds of emotions. Stacey Von Haegert wrote this book so that I felt like I was Greyland Kingston. When Greyland met Alexander Hamilton, Duke of Ravenswood, it was love at first sight. Alexander is handsome, strong and Nobel. Swoon. He's exactly what every woman wants. This book leaves you wanting more. Thank goodness this is the first of a trilogy. I recommend this book to every romance and historical reader.


 

 

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Gem Masters: Search for the Unicorn Tears

Search for the Unicorn Tears

Book Cover: Gem Masters: Search for the Unicorn Tears
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ISBN: 978-1645830122
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 75
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ISBN: B081HX7ZY7
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ISBN: 9780463695449
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Lara is feeling alone. Her mother is missing and her father has retreated into his work.

Then Lara discovers her mother's greatest secret. It leads to a land of mystery and adventures. The land of the gem masters, but the realm is also filled with dangerous creatures. Lara finds herself tasked with crossing this strange, new world in the hope of finding her mother and fixing her broken family.

With the help of a little sprite named Hades and the wisdom of the gem masters, Lara hopes she is brave enough to succeed. Unfortunately, not all is as it seems. Magic can be wonderful and sometimes deadly.

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Mesmerised by the tall dark trees and the kaleidoscope of colour spilling out of every leaf and branch, she pulled her gaze away to glance behind her, but she couldn't see her house anymore or the field that led to her back gate. There was a field, but it was blazing as though it was on fire. Lara turned to face the terrifying sight. She gasped like she couldn't breathe. She gulped, quickly feeling her throat close. She was sure she could feel the heat and smoke racing towards her from that glowing, burning ground. Lara cried out, covering her face and then just as quickly, it all disappeared. There was the back fence in the distance and the rows of familiar houses, closer was the cut back green field, its crops just starting to grow.

Mum’s steady hand was on her arm, but she looked so sad. “Go back home,” she said, sounding exhausted.

 

 

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Origin Songs

Book Cover: Origin Songs
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ISBN: 978-1645830092
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 391
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ISBN: B07YNV24FX
Pages: 391
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The world is ever-changing. Most men change with it, other men refuse to adjust, and a few men move the world with them.

Whether in primitive days or the ends of civilization, these poor fools find themselves in the worst straits their lifetime had to offer. A gardener. A political writer. A prisoner. A slave. A detective. They’ve all made their beds in the world, but some aren’t ready to lie in them just yet.

Some will drag the world down with them if they can.

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“What are the psychological impacts of your ‘augmentations’?” Mother murmured. “Can you be sure you’ve never suffered manic episodes while working?”

“You can’t just ask someone if they’re crazy!” Sarah cried. She straightened her spine like she usually did when getting defensive. Seeing the small gesture made Mark smile a little.

Mother looked taken aback.

Mark peeled his shirt off.

Glancing at him, Sarah said, “Well maybe you can.”

Gif wolf whistled and said, “Save it for the bars, dude.”

He ignored his family and slowly turned, his arms outstretched. “Do you see any hidden wires, tricks, traps, whatnot?” He waited for a response but only received blank, if curious, expressions. “No whatnots? Good. I’ll make my closing statements.”

He bent over to the wall near the TV. An electric socket with the bottom spot empty was half-buried by the table.

Killing him he didn’t know but—

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He blocked out the painful echoes in his head…and jammed the tines into socket.

The lights in the room dimmed and Mother screamed.

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His Hope

Book Cover: His Hope
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ISBN: 978-1790867530
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Pages: 371
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ISBN: 9781370076048
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A boy, a secret, a death.

Hope:
I only wanted one thing: A good guy to love me.

What I didn't want: To find out that guy's soul was too dark ever to be good.

Guess which one I got?

Samael:
The thing I wanted: Her.

The thing I didn't want: To feel.

But here we are.

*** A Young Adult Paranormal Romance That is Not Your Typical Vampire Story. It's actually Not a Vampire Story at All. ***

Hope Walker always lived in Promise Land, the most boring town one could live. That was until the brooding and mysterious Samael Legions moved to town, and Hope's life took a thrilling and terrifying turn. Samael had always managed to keep his identity a secret. That was until Hope entered his life and changed everything. The young lovers find themselves balancing precariously on a cliff that's slowly giving away under their feet. If you're a fan of epic love, then you'll enjoy this captivating story of a love that defies logic.

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Samael didn’t know how Hope would feel about the fact he had already met her parents. Actually, Dan and he had spent many hours together. Samael did it to keep Dan ignorant about what was truly going on around him. It was an added benefit that he got to hear all about Hope in the process.

Samael leaned on the doorframe and accidentally hit the doorbell. “Crap,” he whispered to himself. He had never been clumsy in his life, but she had knocked him totally off-kilter.

Hope slung the door open and took his breath away. She was yanking at her clothes with one hand and fussing with a strand of her hair with the other. Samael was rendered useless. The new feelings he was experiencing surged. He had to pull himself together, so he didn’t scare her off.

He pressed his hands above his head to grip both sides of the doorframe. It was his way of trying to look casual, like she wasn’t his exception.

But she was.

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Samael gave her his uneven dazzling smile to hide his emotions.

“Hey, Angel. Do I get to come in, or are you going to keep running from me?” He winked, knowing his nerves couldn’t handle hearing no.

“I’m not running from you anymore.”

“I don’t know. You, little lady, are good at running. Are you going to ask me in?”

“Why don’t you come in?” Hope asked.

“You really should be careful who you invite into your home,” he warned as he stepped into the house.

“Why? Are you going to hurt me?” Hope asked, then sunk her teeth deep into her lip.

“Never, but some people are not as trustworthy.” Samael glared down at Hope. “When sin knocks, don’t answer.” He gripped both of her hands in his. It amazed him how one small touch from her could set his skin on fire.

“I’ll try to remember that,” Hope said.

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Reviews:Joanne Makiha on Amazon wrote:

This book was awesome, great storyline, great characters. I thought he was a vampire, huh, fooled me. They had so many trials, mostly because of who & what he was, but their love overcame all. Lots of tears & tissues, some of it was really sad. Is there another, would love to see them complete their story. Absolutely loved it, wish there was more.

gbfjuinor on Amazon wrote:

I really enjoyed this book. A great mystery and love story, with a surprise ending. Will be buying JM Worthington books. Five stars!


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Dino Crisis

Book Cover: Dino Crisis
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ISBN: 978-1796843699
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Pages: 206
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A group of researchers led by Dr. Emmanuel Hernandez gains a permit to visit the quarantined Ilha da Morte to prove either the truth or the fallacy of the whispered rumors of a giant lizard that lurks within the dark, unexplored jungles.

One problem after another plagues their mission, starting with their boat sinking during the landing, followed immediately by the loss of their satellite phone and the death of a team member. The expedition, now cut off from the world, takes a more dangerous turn when hooting and roaring in the night reveals not only that the animal they seek is real, but that there’s more than one.

And they come closer each night.

The creatures soon prove to be the least of the team’s problems after encountering another group intent on keeping the island–and everything on it–secret from the rest of the world, even if they have to kill to accomplish it.

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A vocal rattle emanated from the woods, the same clatter that buzzed through his head all night.

Emmanuel did a double take, froze, then squinted through the blinding, late afternoon sun at the tree line. “My God! They followed us.”

The dinosaurs charged from the edge of the woodland, jumping yards with each bound.

“Those are Utahraptors,” Lance gasped. “If they catch us, we’re dead.”

Run!” Emmanuel dashed into the opposite forest, with the rest of the team close behind. Uneven huffs dried his throat and thundered in his ears, eclipsing all other sounds. He wrenched away tangled branches and plowed through a wall of thick brambles.

Chandra raced ahead and leaped over a large, rotted log, but a twisting limb jutting from the bark snagged the athletic young woman’s boot, thrusting her to the ground. Leaves and twigs festooned her long black locks, and she sprang up, not slowing her pace through the overgrowth.

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Emmanuel fought the urge to follow her as he rallied the others. He felt like a tightly wound spring, ready to bounce away as he waved them on.

Hannah forced her way into the thorns, and razor-sharp edges sliced through her dirt-stained white shirt, drawing blood. She wheezed, pausing against bushes.

Emmanuel’s gut clenched as rows of foliage vibrated behind the young woman—raptors charging forward with incredible speed. He swiped his Glock. “Jesus Christ, Hannah, run!”

“Oh my God!” She trembled and tried plodding away, but a few thorns and stiff branches held her tight.

Emmanuel fired his last three bullets to cover the student.

It wasn’t enough.

Lance grabbed the girl’s arm, yanking her free, and they ran, just as a Utahraptor pounced where they’d stood.

A roar exploded like a bomb from deep within the forest, and a flock of small birds broke from the trees as if a strong wind had blown against a dandelion.

A shudder slid through Emmanuel, and he cut through the forest, driving himself forward, faster and faster.

Silvery metal glinted from the steel bunker a few hundred yards ahead.

There it is!

Hoots and high-pitched screeches hung in the air while a long reptilian snout poked from the thorny morass blocking the team’s way. A serpentine neck supporting a large head with close-set amber eyes completed the nightmare.

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Reviews:Jessie on Amazon wrote:

Thank you voracious readers only for providing an ARC for a honest review.

Since I have the interests of a 10 year old boy anything to do with dinosaurs has my attention. Usually though when reading books about dinosaurs it just involves a scary T-rex and a lot of running.

This book though is so much more then that, you actually have many different types of dinosaurs (carnivores & herbivores) and they're so well written and researched. The writing style is fast paced and intriguing. The world building was great, the charecters were well thought out.
It did end on a cliff hanger which is not a deal breaker for me because I'm actually excited to jump back into the story with the next book and I can't wait!

Michelle S. on Amazon wrote:

They are coming - will you be able to get away? This was a great story full of adventure and twists that will keep you entertained and guessing all the way through. The characters work well together and flow into the story. You will not want to stop turning the pages to see what could happen next when the team goes in search of the unknown. Great story!!


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Paved With Good Intentions

Book Cover: Paved With Good Intentions
Part of the Nick Decker Series series:
  • Paved With Good Intentions
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ISBN: 978-1645830023
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 210
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ISBN: B07RF9J2SM
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ISBN: 9780463835241
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“Just as HILLARIOUS and ACTION-PACKED as the first! Hold onto your scotch and taquitos, this one’s another wild, supernatural ride…”

When you do a job for Hell, Heaven expects the same.

When Archangel Gabrielle shows up at the door of Decker Investigations offering some kick-ass cars in exchange for a job, Nick takes it just to keep the peace. But finding the Spear of Destiny while dealing with the Teutonic Knight hit teams and Douchebag Demon Worshiping Academics is a tall order.

Good thing Nick and Jammer’s old buddy Switch is in town.

Bouncing between the halls of academia, upper crust parties, clandestine meets in a parking garage, a mall’s food court, and… as always… Sharky’s, the crew has their work cut out for them.

At least the gang gets to enjoy the world’s best meatball sub. And Nick and Gretchen finally squeeze in a real date.

But everyone seems to forget the road to hell is…well, you know.

Paved with Good Intentions is Book Two of the Nick Decker series, a Supernatural Thriller Trilogy. Enter at your own risk!

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So, there was a needed correction for the Cerberus Wikipedia article. Apparently, soothing music makes Cerberus visible, but doesn’t really put it to sleep. Thanks, Orpheus, you piece of shit.

I reached my hand out with my palm facing it, trying to be non-threatening, wondering how the hell could I threaten that thing anyway?

“Good boy…”

Jammer yelled from the truck. “I can see its wang, Nick! So you’re right, it’s a boy… and what a boy!”

“Not helping, Jammer…” I was trying to keep eye contact with three sets of eyes at once.

I felt the tug in the back of my mind. I dropped the bag as I dove to the right and rolled as the wolf head snapped where I was a moment before. I rolled further as the pitbull head buried its snout in the grass where I had just passed.

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I rolled back and managed to get to my feet in a crouch. I saw the paw coming and knew the odds were I wasn’t dodging it. I planted my feet and caught it. The paw was larger than my chest, but I wrapped my arms tight around it, getting a good hold and felt it push me, digging my feet in deep and making furrows in the ground under me.

It would have killed a normal man, or a miscreant like Jammer.

“Nick!” Gretchen screamed.

“I’m okay,” I grunted through gritted teeth.

I twisted and bent the paw an unnatural direction. I didn’t break it, but Cerberus wasn’t happy either. It moved and I saw the lab head coming straight for me.

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Reviews:Rich Germunson on Amazon wrote:

What a ride! It has been a longtime since I have had this much fun reading a book. I love it when bad things happen to bad people, and it happens a lot in this book. If you are a veteran who has dipped their toe in the sandbox once or twice, than you will really appreciate the references made throughout this witty read. I can't wait for the 3rd book in the series! Hurry up, but don't rush it! Keep them coming!

Seeker on Amazon wrote:

I like these characters and want to continue to read their story.
I especially like the fact the author gets the " gun stuff" right. Nothing annoys me more than a character racking the slide on a double barrel shotgun.
Can't wait for the next book.

Jessica Belmount on Amazon wrote:

When I read the synopsis of Paved with Good Intentions, I had to read it. The language of the blurb had me convinced this was going to be a quirky, witty read…and I was not disappointed!

Our main character Nick, is so sarcastic. This is in first person, so we get to read from his perspective. Even when he’s in the most dangerous of perdicimients, his first instinct is to say something witty. I love it. He made the book for me. The rest was just icing on the already tasty cake.

Paved with Good Intentions is fast-paced and hilarious. In between boughts of laughter, I was holding my breath through all the action. Dick Denny has a knack for creating really unique characters and situations, without getting too unrealistically silly. The story is obviously fiction, but the banter between the characters made it super real feeling.

John Westfall on Amazon wrote:

Dick Denny writes characters you’d want to get to know personally, even if you were afraid they might misunderstand your intentions and try to kill you. Super fun ride, with nuance and soul.


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A Race to the Finish

Book Cover: A Race to the Finish
Part of the The Alyx Rayer Chronicles series:
  • A Race to the Finish
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ISBN: 978-1717288660
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 124
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ISBN: B07JCXVKQD
Pages: 124

Alyx wasn't the only Angel of Protection charged with the daunting task of transporting her Marked safely to the gateway when they were summoned on that chaos-filled October day. Get to know the other seven Protectors and their gifted humans more intimately as you follow each of their journeys.(Authors Note: This novella is best tackled after reading Books One and Two of the series.)May not be suitable for YA.

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Her draw pulled them to turn off of I-17 onto US-180 West.
“You realize we’re headed to the Grand Canyon, right?” the Doctor said, his first words since entering the car. She’d almost worried that he had gone into shock.
“I never thought of that,” she replied, straightening the wheel.
“If we continue onto South Entrance Road, then we’ll know for sure.”
“You know what that means, then.”
“What?”
“If the gateway is somewhere inside the Canyon, it’ll be easier to get there by flight.”
“Gateway?”
“Yeah. It’ll take us somewhere safer. You okay with flying again?” Not that it really mattered if he was.
The Doctor shot her a look. “What are you insinuating? That I couldn’t handle it?”
Good Lord, what an ego.
She wanted to reply with, “Well, if your squealing like a girl every time I dipped in the air before was any indication…” but decided against it. “No, Sherman.

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I just wanted to warn you ahead of time.”
He grunted and looked back out the window.

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Dempsey’s Grill

Book Cover: Dempsey's Grill
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ISBN: 978-1645830054
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Pages: 322
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ISBN: B07VF24ZMT
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ISBN: 9780463393895
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Gibson Baker had it all. A beautiful house in Seattle, a beautiful girlfriend and a steady teaching job.

But when Gibson’s loses his job and his girl on the same day, he’s forced to crawl home to Eugene, Oregon.

At least Mom’s happy to see him.

His successful realtor sister, Hope, is not impressed and makes it clear he needs to land another job, and soon! Dempsey, Gibson’s best friend from high school, arrives with promises of ‘the opportunity of a lifetime’. Dempsey wants to open a restaurant. But Dempsey’s dreams are always that – dreams. And Gibson’s not eager to get involved in yet another doomed venture. Until Gibson’s childhood sweetheart, Gail shows up.

What starts out as a wild dream, a desperate plan and a dare, soon takes on a life of its own. With Hope’s help, the trio of misfits finds the perfect spot for the restaurant, but as the grand opening approaches, each must face unresolved issues from their past.

Can they pull together and grow beyond their previous failures, or will they give up their dreams to do the safe and responsible thing?

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Gail stormed into the house, out the front and slammed the door. I opened my mouth to say…I don’t know, something, when the door flew open.

"For the record," Gail announced loudly as she marched back into the ring, "I didn't know he was married! It's not my fault his wife was so busy breeding she didn't even notice his wandering gaze. He lied to me just as much as he lied to her, so I don't see why you're so pissed at me, Hope. I didn't do anything to you.”

"Ladies," I pleaded with a panicked grin. "Let's go back to our pleasant non-male hating conversation. Please? Hope? Your truck?"

"Shut up!" they shouted in unison.

Hope strode across her patio to stand face to face with Gail. Picture a steel cage match minus the screaming drunks and you'll come close to what I witnessed. I was hoping for a handshake and goodwill. Not today.

"So, tell me, homewrecker. Did you have to pay for your abortion, or did it come out of his wife's purse?"

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Gail shook her head, a savage grin on her face. "You're pathetic. No wonder your husband cheats on you."

"Get! Out!" Hope screamed and snatched Dempsey's iced tea glass. I didn't know if she really would have thrown it at Gail's head, but fortunately, Gail didn't wait around to find out. She ducked back into the house and a moment later we heard the front door slam again as she exited out to the front yard.

“So, when do we leave to get my grill?” Dempsey asked. Both Hope and I turned and stared at him.

 

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Reviews:on Amazon:

I received an ARC copy of Brian Fagan's "Dempsey's Grill", and as with all books, I wondered what I was getting. I finished Chapter One and knew Fagan's book was a winner. He provided a full range of emotions. I loved some characters, wanted to strangle one, and had one or two that bounced between love and hate. The relationships between the characters were genuine, and by the time I reached the end, I had fond feelings for all of them, even the one I wanted to strangle. Fagan's writing is smooth, fluid, and took me from event to event, making me feel like I was part of the story. It was a quick, thoroughly enjoyable read, and I recommend it with no reservations.

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I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book and I'm glad I did. It's been a while since I read a story that left me with a smile on my face at the end.

Dempsey's Grill tells the story of Gibson, a teacher who is fired and dumped by his girlfriend (one of the most insufferable characters you'll ever meet on a book page) and has no choice, at the age of twenty-nine, but to move back to his home town and in with his parents. There he meets up with childhood friend, Dempsey, who has a crazy idea about opening up a grill that sells the best burgers in town. Joining in on this venture is Gibson's first love, Gail; an old neighbor who he last saw when they were fifteen, and someone who brings out the best in him. As they help Dempsey achieve his dream, hijinks ensue, friendships are tested, Gibson learns about his own family and self, and what he truly needs to be happy.

Bryan J. Fagan writes in such a fun, conversational tone that you'll feel like your hearing this story from your best friend. I definitely recommend this book for those looking for a feel-good story that teaches you a little something about growing up when you're already supposed to be grown, and the relationships that help shape you.

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I was gifted a copy of this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were quirky but believable and it was fun to see them grow as the story evolved. I appreciate a good belly laugh and this book delivered many. I love reading first novels because they usually unearth a wonderful story that has just been waiting to be hatched. Fagan delivers...

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Dempsey’s Grill is a quirky, delayed maturity, coming of age story. Gibson and his best friend, Dempsey, are on the cusp of turning 30, the age they believe is their last chance to get their acts together and perform as fully functioning adults. Their lives are going nowhere fast. Neither of them has a real job or relationship, and the time is now or never. Their decision to start a burger joint plunges them in the deep end of the occupational pool, and their efforts to figure out what the heck they’re doing provide an amusing romp. Adorable, relatable characters make the reader root for them to succeed, and the crazy plot twists keep you guessing. The satisfying ending ties up all the story threads. No cliff-hangers, this is a complete stand-alone.

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Dempsey' s Grill is a quick witted, fun and emotional ride that you will not want to end! The characters are loveable and real, always providing a giggle or a gasp. A wonderfully told, heartwarming story of the joys and perils of youthful ambition. I highly recommend treating yourself to this well written, very enjoyable read by Bryan Fagan.

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Dempsey's Grill is full of coming of age, you CAN go home again fun. Best friends reunite in their home town and decide to open a burger place. Some shenanigans ensue as they set out to accomplish this task, and , of course, there is a love interest as well. You will enjoy the characters Bryan Fagan has created. I would enjoy more by this author and you will too!
Pick up Dempsey's Grill and loose yourself in this delightful book.

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While this is not the type of book I typically read, I thoroughly enjoyed it. From the very beginning, I felt as though the author was telling me the story himself. Fagan created a delightful group of characters, from likeable to deplorable and yet somehow managed to make me like them all by the end. Watching the characters grow and mature through their antics and challenges was both funny and heartwarming. I recommend this book for anybody who wants a quick, light, enjoyable read.


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