Upon Your Return

Book Cover: Upon Your Return
Part of the Heiresses in Love series:
  • Upon Your Return
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ISBN: 978-1645830368
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Pages: 298
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Pages: 298
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ISBN: 9781005028329
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A French heiress, a ship’s captain, and numerous obstacles to struggle through.

Fara Bellamont has always dreamed of having adventures and discovering love.

She finds herself captivated by Captain Grant Hill who rescues her one fateful night.
Grant’s fascination with Fara must overcome social expectations, war, and lies if they are to stay together. With a long-time yearning neither has managed to achieve, the pair must fight to attain their deepest desire…Happiness.

If you like Christi Caldwell, you’re going to love the works of Marie Lavender and Upon Your Return.

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She looked away. Masculine conceit was not something she wished to indulge. Men, she chided, could be so like children at times.
“Hmm...I see.” She managed a smile and looked up at him again. “I'm very grateful for your concern for my welfare.”
“A lady in distress is worth it. I was, however, worried you might be unconscious for much longer.” He frowned. “What were you doing out so late? You should know it is dangerous by the docks at night.”
“I know. I was to meet someone there.”
“A man?”
She nodded. “Oui.”
“Any man who directs a lady to that side of town at such an hour is either desperate or an idiot.”
She smiled. “Well, desperation comes to mind...”
“Was he a suitor?” he inquired.
Perhaps she had said too much. “Really, Capitaine Hill. I wouldn’t think it would be of interest to you.”
“Call me Grant, Mademoiselle. I merely feel this man was in some way out to do you harm.

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Most civilized men would never lead you there.”
“I fear I am somewhat responsible.”
An eyebrow rose skeptically. “’Twas not your suggestion, surely.”
“No, but I wasn’t well acquainted with this man. He very well could have been crazy.”
“And no doubt conniving.”
“Yes,” she replied softly. “It seems he set me up.”
He frowned. “They were hired?”
She nodded. A long silence stretched between them, but it didn’t bother her. She was content to lie back among the pillows. Her head throbbed, and her jaw ached terribly.
The puzzle of her current situation made it worse. Was it possible Jean had hired those men to ruin her, all so he could avoid an arranged marriage as well? But that was far too much trouble. He could’ve just been honest with her uncle. Surely, he would have understood. She would too. Yet, to stoop to such lows, to be in league with ruffians, told her a lot about the man’s character. In any case, it was better she be rid of him now. Monsieur Le Croíx wouldn’t remain in town if he truly had been involved in such a crime.
“Mademoiselle—”

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Reviews:R.R. Cratty on Amazon wrote:

Marie Lavender's -Upon Your Return, is a beautifully written love story set in the 1800’s. The relationship and trials between Fara Bellamont and Captain Grant Hill are carefully worded to capture hearts and minds.
Upon Your Return portrays the social and political struggles in France within the 1860’s. Particularly, the challenges Fara faces as a woman. The author touches upon the stirrings of feminism, classism, giving the read reality and life behind the romance.
Fara and Grant are strong, brave characters, both who defy the conventions of the time. Overcome obstacles for their love. Both characters are written with such care the reader keeps turning pages just to find out what will happen next.

I highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys romance stories and appreciates good writing. It is one of those books you won’t want to put down and in the end the characters will stay with you, much like, Catherine and Heathcliff. Enjoy.

Romance Gal on Amazon wrote:

Marie Lavender's beautifully written love story between heiress Fara Bellamont and Captain Grant Hill captured my heart immediately. Set in 1860's France, the novel portrays the social and political struggles of that era, and the challenges Fara faces as a woman. Although a "man's world," that sphere could prove just as hard for a man not born to a position, such as Captain Hill. Despite their situations, Fara and Grant are bold enough and brave enough to defy the conventions of the time.

In Upon Your Return, the author touches upon the stirrings of feminism and uses period details judiciously, creating a sense of reality without ever boring the reader. Fara and Grant must travel a long, difficult road and overcome a lot of obstacles. We take that journey with them and hope that somehow, in the end, love will prevail.

I highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys romance stories and appreciates good writing. It is one of those "rare gems."

Annie Edmonds on Amazon wrote:

One of those great romance books that could make a great movie. The way the author researched France in the 1860's, and then wrote a story around it was just magnificent. I couldn't put the book down. Anyone that loves a good love story with a strong woman as the main character will enjoy this book. If I could give the writer more stars for her style of writing I would..


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Fall From Grace: Book Four in The Medici Warrior Series

Book Cover: Fall From Grace: Book Four in The Medici Warrior Series
Editions:Paperback - Second Edition: $ 24.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1645830412
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 681
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ISBN: B08NL87HBR
Pages: 681
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ISBN: 9781005547141
Pages: 681

JR Ward and Christine Feehan fans will become enchanted with this deliciously dark and scandalous series by International Bestselling Author Emily Bex. It's everything vampire romances should be made of!

Continue the journey in this dark fantasy with Shade and Kate Medici.


Lorenzo discovers his mother isn't the only one born with unique powers.

Alec makes his final bid for political power and is prepared to take down anyone who stands in his way.

There is nothing more dangerous than a vampire with nothing more to lose. You won't believe what happens when he returns to exact his own revenge...

"Scorching", "riveting", and hailed as "the NEXT BIG THING", The Medici Warrior Series follows the exploits of a vampire dynasty that spans four generations in a multi-genre novel with elements of paranormal, smoldering romance, and historical fiction. Get your copy today! Your vampire king is waiting...

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Nuzzling into her neck, he kissed her soft skin, and felt her heart beat faster. "Mmm, you smell earthy. I want to talk to you about something. Roberto was here earlier, as you well know. He told me some interesting information. Quite impressive, I might add. It explains to me why the hell you are so tired."
She looked at him with concern. "Is something wrong? Do you think I spent too much? Shade, I’ve tried to be so careful with our finances."
He shook his head and laughed. "Bel, when in the hell are you going to realize, I have more damn money than you can ever spend. But now, it seems you have contributed to that a great deal. Do you have any idea how much money your projects have earned this year?”
She shook her head. "Well, not an exact figure, no. Your people handle the negotiations, selling the plants for their oils. I know the crops have done well.

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I know the visits to the winery are up and people like walking the grounds and picking the lavender and the sunflowers. They’re charged for what they pick. Both inns are doing well. Reynaldo says they have to turn away four out of every five calls because they’re booked. When I ask Roberto about the money, he says things are fine. He never shares specifics with me."
"Come, take a walk with me. Let me enlighten you a bit."

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She Remembers

Book Cover: She Remembers
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 15.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1645830375
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 178
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ISBN: B08GQGNP5T
Pages: 178
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ISBN: 9781005257897
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Death is no match for love...

Nobody knows what happens after death, except Amber Deliah Matthews.

Just before her seventeenth birthday, Amber loses her battle with cancer and is reborn into a less than perfect life. She remembers everything that led up to this moment and now finds herself left with only an unloving family and Oliver, a friend, and the only person who ever believed her story.

Amber has never wanted anything more than to be whisked back to the life she once loved. So, when Amber and Oliver are given the chance to venture back to Amber's first family, they embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Equal parts moving and achingly poignant, She Remembers is a captivating story about love, loss, and the threads that bind us all together.

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“Amber? Amb?” Oliver says, snapping me out of my daze. I blink as the images scatter away.
“Sorry,” I say softly. “What were you saying?”
Oliver takes on a wistful smile. He knows I was having a flashback; they happen so often.
“No worries. You said you wanted to go home. We have the money. We’re off of school because of this stupid suspension and literally right after our two weeks are up, we have April break. It’s the perfect time. You can go home. What do you say?”
My heart pounds in my chest when he says ‘home’. The reality of the situation dawns on me. We’re going back to Florida. We’re going to see my family. For the first time in fifteen years, I’ll see Mom. I’ll see Dad. I’ll see Micah. I’ll see Riley. Jack. Ellie. My friends. Shawn. I’ll be myself again.
But as much as I want to book a flight this very minute, I can’t. Today doesn’t belong to me, it belongs to Amber.

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It belongs to her memory, it belongs to her legacy.
“Tomorrow. Tomorrow we book a flight.”
“Okay,” he answers.
I stand and flatten my skirt. “Come on, let’s go light her candle.”

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Reviews:STC, teacher/school librarian on Amazon wrote:

She Remembers is a new novel by Ariana Glaser that will appeal to readers of young adult fiction. It is a unique story with an interesting twist-- a girl who dies of cancer at the age of 16 is reincarnated, but remembers every detail of her previous life. Amber’s desire to return to that former life is what drives her to take a bold step with only her best friend Oliver by her side.

With characters that make you think and a creative storyline, She Remembers demonstrates that Glaser is a promising young author. It will be interesting to follow her writing as she develops her craft.

C.O.M. on Amazon wrote:

This amazing young author writes a beautiful story with so many twists and turns (you will want to keep reading to find out what comes next) about life, death, family, friendships, feelings, and reincarnation. Whatever your feelings about reincarnation may be, it makes you contemplate your life here on Earth, your relationships, your friendships, and the importance of family (to name a few). It is a must-read that will touch your soul and help you to see the world in a different way that is uplifting and positive.

Jacqueline Kelly on Amazon wrote:

This novel is wonderful if you're looking for a quick and interesting story! The fourteen-year-old author is wise beyond her years, and she uses the concept of reincarnation to explore death in a way that makes it seem almost beautiful. Taking you through various twists and turns, She Remembers will keep you on the edge of your seat.


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The Guilty Must Pay

Book Cover: The Guilty Must Pay
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ISBN: 978-1645830351
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Pages: 405
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ISBN: 9781005751579
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Sherman Lancaster has lived 119 years. The only thing he fears is living 119 more.

Sherman wields a divine sword named DeeDee and delivers God’s justice to those who cross the line. Sherman’s two great-grandsons are coming to stay with him. The boys believe it’s because their mother can’t afford daycare. Sherman knows the truth—one of the boys will become his apprentice.

Sherman has sent legions of demons back to hell. He’s killed enough men to decimate a small country—but the odds are stacked against him this time. Before an apprentice can be named, Sherman must confront an enemy who threatens to unravel everything and doom him to another 119 years behind the sword.
He’s old and he’s tired.

Sherman Lancaster lives by a simple code to which there are no exceptions: The Guilty must pay.

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The boys were wide-eyed and fully convinced they were dreaming. Whether it was a nightmare or a fantasy hadn’t been decided. They wanted to say something, but their vocabulary failed them. Everything they knew about the world changed. Their one constant was Sherman. They turned to him for comfort but found none.
Their great-grandpa was no longer the old man they knew. In the warmth of the Clearing, Sherman pulled off his coat and toboggan. Wearing only boots, jeans, and a tee-shirt, Sherman resembled their great-grandpa, but it was a slight resemblance only. His bald head was gone. In its place was a brown, floppy mop that touched his ears and curled. His skin was healthy, tight, and brown, and his ugly, black and sinister-crimson age spots vanished as if erased by God’s time-eraser. He was changed, new, and somehow fresh.
Sherman was young again, looked as young as Piper and Sebastian’s mama and daddy.

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Muscles ran like steel cables through his chest and arms, and his leg muscles bulged and threatened to shred his jeans Hulk-style each time he stepped. He looked taller, and a ruler would have proven it a fact. He stood three inches taller and weighed a couple hundred pounds more. His ears and nose were again proportionate to his head.
This wasn’t Sherman’s young body. It was his spirit body, a term that would’ve meant nothing to Piper and Sebastian if Sherman had told them, so he didn’t. He let them think he was young again.
The zigzag doorway zipped itself shut behind them, and the Clearing came to life.

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Reviews:Julia Graham on Amazon wrote:

God, satan, avenging angels, a magical sword and evil humans. This author captures the essence of evildoers in this book. I couldn't wait for the guilty to pay and pay they did.

Deseray D. Lewis on Amazon wrote:

This is not a romance novel. Wicked and intense. Lots of sin going on down in Mississippi. Highly recommended reading.

Amazon Cystomer on Amazon wrote:

Wow! The author does a great job depicting the battle between good and evil! The characters were well developed and I enjoyed watching their stories unfold. It has a little something for everyone. I also liked the fresh and new ideas about a magical sword.

Morgan on Amazon wrote:

This book is intense. Sherman, the main character, is an old man telling his great grandsons about his past. While hiding many secrets from them, he is preparing one of them for their future. The grand-kids love hearing their great grandpa's stories, it takes them away from their own problems. Lots of twists and turns. I won't give away the details, but it's worth a read.


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Our Long Love’s Day

Book Cover: Our Long Love's Day
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ISBN: 978-1645830290
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 372
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ISBN: B087W2FNL4
Pages: 372
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ISBN: 9780463564882
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Spanning the last ten years, Elizabeth Guider's unflinching but empathetic novel about finding yourself after divorce is a modern-day anatomy of love...

"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."

Dr. Ashton Mather Cole and his wife, Dr. Deidre Durrell Cole, are two college professors in a small Ohio town with a seemingly perfect marriage. But when Ashton's love affair with one of his students comes to light, everyone is left rattled, aggrieved, or bent on revenge.

Over the course of ten years, they and those around them strive--sometimes painfully, sometimes comically--to right themselves. New relationships don't come without their own false starts and sorrowful stops. Until...

Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love" and Meg Wolitzer's "The Wife" will devour this "insightful" and "heartfelt" Women's Fiction novel in one sitting.

"Spoiler! I absolutely loved this book. Their lives lured me in and I was there with them - in every twist of their journey." -Wendy Oberman, Novelist and Playwright

"The author has a knack for getting you to embrace her characters, however fallible and shortsighted, and believe in them." - Suzy Arthur, Author

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More than these particulars, Jennifer did not feel it incumbent upon her to elaborate. In pleading her case to her parent, she had been vague about Dr. Cole's age, which she only knew because she had googled him early on during that poetry seminar she had signed up for. In truth, she had been intrigued by the word metaphysical, and needed just three more credits to graduate. She had not a clue who John Donne was. From the outset, though, she had admired how pleasantly the professor had called upon students, and no matter how off-base or banal their comments, he would find some nugget in the dross to burnish. Whenever she was asked to expound on an assignment, he seemed at pains to pull something arresting out of her mumbled remarks.

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“If I understand you rightly—Miss, Miss Hazelton is it?—you are suggesting that Marvell's tone is more ironic than urgent when he makes his plea to the beloved. Would that be a fair assessment of how you read the stanzas?” And, yes, it would be henceforth how she read them, glancing around to note that her fellow students were impressed (except for her friend Kimberly, who knew her all too well).

Up to then, Jennifer had relied, heavily and successfully, on her pretty face but, thanks mainly to that class, it occurred to her that a functioning brain could be amusing as well. That explained her initial attraction to the relationship, and why she was so passionate about it; Ashton was passionate too but in a more basic sense. He was surrounded, if not smothered, by brainy people, starting with his wife. He craved Jennifer's body.

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Reviews:Amazon Reviewer on Amazon wrote:

Bravo to Elizabeth Guider, whose deeply absorbing novel tracks the transformation of a family impacted by the father’s decision to leave after falling into a passionate but ill-fated love affair. Painted in realistic and very sensitive tones, the novel delves into the mind of the spurned wife, Dierdre, who climbs out of her intense feelings of insecurity and failure to discover new career paths and adventuresome romances. All the while she must deal with the sometimes-secret troubles of her gifted twin children. Our Long Love’s Day -- a title taken from Andrew Marvell’s most famed poem, “To His Coy Mistress” -- marries together the protagonist’s desire to write about strong women in the Middle Ages with her eventual life among some colorful Mississippi characters -- many of whom have engaging musical talents. Guider brings the whole mosaic together with a deft sense of storytelling.

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This is a very moving wonderful perspective on life, love, family values and food values too!

The part of this I liked most was about attempts to stop divorce breaking up family; destroying everyone’s lives, especially our children's.

I know this well as lived through it myself.

Despite begging my then wife and our children’s mother, she moved out of our house leaving my two young teenage sons with me. After six months she hired a divorce lawyer who of course immediately told her to change all this because of child custody financial benefits!

In addition my ex, because of an account overseas in my name and hers, put me under a federal law suite (I chose not to prove it was under her name too because if she ended up in jail as well as me our children would have no parents).

Amazon Reviewer on Amazon wrote:

Everyone in this expansive family saga misbehaves, most also misconstrue the motives of others, and a few willfully misrepresent themselves—with sometimes drastic results. Deftly constructed and set in several locales over the last decade, the story revolves around a professor of medieval literature named Deirdre Durrell, whose seemingly ideal marriage falls apart in the first chapter. Angry and disoriented, she spends a decade trying to keep her personal and professional life on track. No longer young but not ready to be “old,” she has to navigate particularly difficult terrain: it’s an engrossing journey, with new loves, rekindled friendships and serious challenges along the way. This book resonates with real and relatable feelings. I was left with memories to enjoy for a long time! Would be great for a book club discussion; I highly recommend Our Long Love's Day!


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The Medici Queen: Book Three in The Medici Warrior Series

Book Cover: The Medici Queen: Book Three in The Medici Warrior Series
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ISBN: 978-1645830337
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 733
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ISBN: B08BQ9PZR7
Pages: 733
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ISBN: 9780463147214
Pages: 733

JR Ward and Christine Feehan fans will become enchanted with this deliciously dark and erotic tale by International Bestselling Author Emily Bex. It's everything vampire romances should be made of!

There are new beginnings for the ancient Medici vampire coven.

The sexy, powerful King Shade Medici intends to increase his coven and territories to include the U.S. The new Medici Queen proves she can hold her own beside her king. She carries rare abilities believed extinct by the vampire community. She also possesses something never seen in the vampire world. What will it mean to their kind?

A male heir must be produced to carry on the Medici line.The royal couple has many new plans in business to advance their hold in the States...but not everyone is happy about it. The sprawling Medici estate is a threat to its neighboring coven, controlled by Max. Their lifestyle is Rissa's greatest envy. Secrets will be revealed, old scores will be settled, and many will fall.

"Scorching","riveting", and hailed as" the NEXT BIG THING", The Medici Warrior Series follows the exploits of a vampire dynasty that spans four generations in a multi-genre novel with elements of paranormal, smoldering romance, and historical fiction. Get your copy today! Your vampire king and queen are waiting...

AUTHOR'S NOTE:This is a series that must be read in order. New to the Medici Warrior universe? Start at Book One!

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Max informed Lein Shade's mate was on her way here, and he’d like for her to make herself scarce. Lein looked at him warily.

"Do not be deceived, Master."

Max laughed. “It seems Shade hasn’t been seen or heard from since his visit here and I need to console his lonely mate."

Lein shook her head. "Beware of a trap."

Max stroked her face. “She was mortal, only recently turned. He keeps her locked away. I think I can handle it."

Lein looked at him with skepticism. "Never underestimate the power of an angry woman."

Max smirked. "She’s not angry, Lein, she’s sad and heartbroken. I've got this under control. If Shade’s gone, the estate is vulnerable. I need to see what she knows."

Lein would do as she was told, bowed to him, and left, but she had her doubts.

Reviews:Kindle Customer on Amazon wrote:

First of all, The Medici Queen series, is absolute book crack. Once you start, you can not, and do not want it to end. This story is highly erotic, full of action, and romance. I've laughed and cried with all three books. this one hurt more though.

MJ on Amazon wrote:

The Medici Queen is full of spectacular scenes and excitement! Once you start this book it will be incredibly hard to put it down. It’s chalk full of details on everything from love, hate, jealousy, deceit, and old endings to new beginnings ( I don’t want to give anything away). This paranormal is not your typical romance story. No, it’s filled with mystery that you’ll want to solve all the way to the end. A Top notch book that will curl your toes!
Enjoy

Christy Cline on Amazon wrote:

If you loved books 1 and 2 then the 3rd book will knock your socks off! Emily has completely outdone herself with this book. Each page is so captivating. I couldn’t put it down! I cannot wait until the next book. These books just make you want more. I have no clue how I lived without Shade and Kate!!!

Jacpace on Amazon wrote:

I am loving these books more and more! I can't wait to find out more of the journey in the Medici Warrior series. I love the connection that Kate and Shade have and it just keeps getting stronger and more intense. These books are full of suspense, romance, love, hate, jealousy, and so much more so if you haven't started the series run and pick up book 1 asap!! You won't be disappointed.


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Shattered Night (A James Riley Thriller)

Book Cover: Shattered Night (A James Riley Thriller)
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ISBN: 978-1645830245
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 446
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ISBN: B086VSTZG7
Pages: 447
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ISBN: 9780463885703
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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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“You know a lot about automobiles, Mr. Riley?” asked Mictlan.

James shrugged. “No. Not really,” he said.

“And yet you seem very familiar with the mechanics of this vehicle of yours.”

“Well, yeah. It's my car.”

The doctor scrawled something in his notes. “Interesting,” he replied.

“What is?” sputtered James. He was feeling light-headed as the drug made itself known once more.

The doctor stared at him. His cold eyes seemed to probe James's very soul which seemed to cause his to shiver. “Oh, it's nothing that concerns you right now. We'll talk more about this matter later. What is important at the moment is filling in the gaps, and there are so many that need filling. So many. Now, please, continue.”

 

 

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A Thin Line

Book Cover: A Thin Line
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ISBN: 978-1645830078
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 256
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ISBN: B07XRPHBNB
Pages: 256
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ISBN: 9780463272886
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What if a man lost his moral compass between right and wrong, good and evil, mental stability and insanity?

John Corbin has been investigating, catching, and convicting murderers, rapists, and pedophiles for twenty years as a Seattle detective. But lately, someone has been beating him to the punch and eliminating these vile criminals before he can apprehend them. John is learning that there is a thin line between innocent or guilty, good or evil, alive or dead.

By definition, a thin line is a very narrow division between two alternatives. Some being exact opposites, while others are separated by the narrowest of threads. This novel follows this definition to the letter. In life, many situations aren't just black or white. There is usually a modicum of grey to fill in the space. Who is right? Who is wrong? Who is good? Who is evil? Perhaps everyone at one time or another lies somewhere in the middle.

A Thin Line is a tale that will immediately draw you in and keep you guessing. A suspenseful psychological thriller with twists and turns that will toy with your mind and emotions, driven by a chilling narrative that builds the tension right up until its explosive conclusion.

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By the time John and Todd had arrived at the Northgate Mall, it had already been shut down and closed off. No way in. No way out. The perp had taken a light machine gun into the mall and open fired on the unsuspecting consumers. There were bodies splayed from the Sunglass Hut to the food court, blood everywhere, a few already dead and another ten to twenty seriously injured. The perp had taken a hostage and barricaded himself inside Victoria's Secret. Why he did it, no one had discovered yet. The police were setting up in the Bath and Body Works directly across from Victoria's Secret. John and Todd entered through the back entrance that connected to the parking lot. “Good morning. I’m Detective Corbin, and this is Detective McGrath,” John said as he approached the group of officers huddled together discussing tactics.

“Hello detectives, we were instructed to hand the lead over to you two. I am Officer Wilson. This is Officer Taft, Officer Bianco, and Officer Getz.”

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“Good morning, officers,” Todd said.

“What does he want?” John asked.

“He has asked for safe passage out and a car waiting for him.”

“Why?” John asked. “He had that before he shot up the mall. I’m not buying it. It’s just a diversion. He has other plans.”

“Sir, he claims once he is out he will free the hostage. We shouldn't do anything to disrupt the hostages’ safety.”

“I will consider your thoughts,” John said. “Any info on the perp or the hostage? Identities?”

“He is in his thirties. Caucasian. No ID, yet. Female hostage. Twenties. No ID. “

“Alright. I need communication with him,” John said.

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Reviews:on Amazon:

This story is one to make you think about right and wrong and how easy it is to step over that "thin line" that divides them. Are there crimes so horrific that it's okay to take justice into your own hands? The killer certainly thinks so. You often hear, "Make the punishment fit the crime." If the monsters you come across in this story knew what their punishment would be, I bet they'd have had second thoughts about doing the beastly things they did. And yes, some of them will make you ill thinking about it. If you're sensitive to the cruelty one person can do to another human or an animal, you might want to pass on this book. Despite some editing hiccups, this is a book that kept my interest. The further I got into it, the more intense it became, with plenty of unexpected outcomes.

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The Thin Line is an accurate name for this vigilante crime novel. The law doesn’t always equate to justice. The separation in between right and wrong and retribution is indeed a thin line. The author shows us a detective with an uncanny knack for honing in on the bad guys. That skill is often brought out by his conversations with his bartender.
Once the stage is set and we find out the victims that detective is investigating are perpetrators of heinous crimes then us, the reader, starts to lose a little empathy for them. But, whoever is killing them is also an animal and that’s where the intrigue and the provocative thought process kicks in.
I found the book stimulating and can’t wait to read the next in the series.

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I believe that the goal of every writer regardless of what genre they write is to write a book that will stay with the reader after the last page.
You will read this book and in certain chapters, it will be so disturbing that you will wonder what is wrong with the guy writing this book, why is this book so DARK. Then you will stop and realize that crimes like this happen every single day. The author just finds a way of forcing you to deal with them.

Nature vs Nurture is one of the oldest arguments in the history of psychology, with no clear answer. This book will challenge all your beliefs. What causes one person to cross that line, is it a gut instinct, or something more?

After each chapter. you will ask yourself what could possibly happen next and how does this all tie together.

If Psychological Suspense is what you’re looking for this book delivers. I can only hope we get to revisit some of the main characters in a second book.


 

 

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Shattered Night

Book Cover: Shattered Night
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 17.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1645830245
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 446
Kindle - First Edition: $ 4.49 USD
ISBN: B086VSTZG7
Pages: 446
ePub - First Edition: $ 4.49 USD
ISBN: 9780463885703
Pages: 447

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.

Excerpt:

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
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 15.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1645830238
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 198
Kindle - First Edition: $ 4.49 USD
ISBN: B086L2M5B2
Pages: 198
ePub - First Edition: $ 4.49 USD
ISBN: 9780463562635
Pages: 198

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.

Excerpt:

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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