Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Death Never Sleeps by E.J. Simon | Blog Tour with Review and Excerpt

The Blurb


The problem with Alex Nicholas is that he won't stay dead.

Alex Nicholas was the consummate Queens bookie: fast cars and even faster women, and friends in all the wrong places. As an illegal sports betting and loan shark king in New York City, Alex was fearless - until the night his luck ran out and someone leveled the silver barrel of an automatic on him and pulled the trigger.

Michael Nicholas was everything his brother Alex was not: a powerful, married straight-arrow corporate CEO living the American Dream. Their two worlds collide when Michael discovers his brother's secret laptop.

As Michael crosses the globe to find his brother's murder, can he avoid his brother's fate? And can the information contained in the laptop help Alex reach out to help Michael - from beyond the grave.


Death Never Sleeps by E.J. Simon
Category: Adult fiction, 385 pages
Genre: Technological Crime Thriller
Publisher: Simon/Zef Publishing
Published: August 15, 2013 
Format: Paperback/Kindle
Rating: PG-13 
*PG-13 means that this novel can include some f-words, 
religious profanities, non-explicit sex scenes, and violence. 



The Excerpt

Friday, November 21, 2014

Cranberry Bluff by Deborah Garner | Book Blast with Giveaway

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The Blurb


Molly Elliott's quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie's bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast. Her new beginning is peaceful - that is, until five guests show up at the inn for a weekend, each with a hidden agenda. 

Mix together one blushing honeymoon couple, one flamboyant boutique owner, a deadpan traveling salesman, and a charmingly handsome novelist, and there’s more than scones cooking at Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. As true motives become apparent, will Molly's past come back to haunt her or will she finally be able to leave it behind?

Cranberry Bluff by Deborah Garner
Genre: Cozy Mystery
eBook File Size: 1796 KB


 The Author

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Found, Near Water by Katherine Hayton | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Guest Post, and Giveaway


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The Blurb


Rena Sutherland wakes from a coma into a mother’s nightmare. Her daughter is missing – lost for four days – but no one has noticed; no one has complained; no one has been searching. 

As the victim support officer assigned to her case, Christine Emmett puts aside her own problems as she tries to guide Rena through the maelstrom of her daughter’s disappearance. 

A task made harder by an ex-husband desperate for control; a paedophile on early-release in the community; and a psychic who knows more than seems possible. 

And intertwined throughout, the stories of six women; six daughters lost.




Found, Near Water by Katherine Hayton
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Genre: Psychological Suspense Mystery
Publication Date: July 2, 2014


The Excerpt

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Schism by Gregory Eaves | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Author Interview, and Giveaway


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The Blurb


SCHISM is an atmospheric journey back in time to the year 1970, when drugs and anti-war protests dominated the headlines. This psychological suspense mystery follows the life of a middle-aged college professor, Jackson Boone, as he tries to unravel the truth about his girlfriend. He is in danger of losing his job, and perhaps his life, when he takes on a violent radical group in the process. Haunted by a past mistake, Boone tries to do the right thing in a world of increasingly ambiguous moral shadings.



Schism by Gregory Eaves
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Genre: Psychological Suspense Mystery
Publication Date: August 16, 2014
ASIN: B00MSZLFYA
 File Size: 348 KB


The Excerpt

Friday, November 14, 2014

Nowhere to Run by Jeanne Bannon | Book Blast with Excerpt and Giveaway


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The Blurb

What’s a girl to do when she falls in love with the man whose mission it is to bring her down?

With the murder of her only sister, Sara, just a few months past, Lily Valier — a woman of beauty and substance — tops the sheriff’s list of suspects in small town Maine, and for a very good reason. Dear old Dad had willed his fortune to Sara and only Sara, leaving Lily to fend for herself. However, with no murder weapon or witnesses, the evidence against Lily is only circumstantial.

Enter P.I. Aiden O’Rourke, black-haired and blue-eyed, charged with gaining Lily’s trust and learning her secrets, all to finally get the goods on her. Things move fast and feelings run deep, yet when Lily discovers the truth about Aiden, everything begins to come apart.

Aiden’s torn. Despite his feelings for her, Lily is the most logical suspect, with a great big fat motive. Except something’s not quite right. Aiden trusts his instincts and they’re screaming at him to have a look at a former suspect with far more to hide than first appeared. With little left to lose, Lily decides to stand her ground, and staying put has its consequences when the murder weapon finally turns up — and it’s Lily’s gun.

What happens to love, when trust is betrayed?


Nowhere to Run, by Jeanne Bannon
Amazon All RomanceGoodreads
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: October 3, 2014
ASIN: B00NU9GF2K
 File Size: 405 KB
ISBN-13: 978-1941692233
Word Count: 60,381


The Excerpt

Monday, November 10, 2014

Favors and Lies by Mark Gilleo | Book Blast with Excerpt and Giveaway

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The Blurb


Dan Lord is a forty-year-old private detective with a law degree working the blurred line between right and wrong in the Nation’s Capital. As a self-employed solutions broker and legal consultant, he works for a very select clientele. He doesn’t advertise and only takes cases on referral. But when two people close to him are murdered, Dan’s work becomes very personal.

With the assistance of a newly hired female intern, extracting clues from a ladder of acquaintances, Dan bounds through both the underbelly and elite of society, each step bringing more questions and yet ultimately taking him closer to the answer he seeks. A bail bondsman, a recluse hacker, a court clerk, a university student, an old-school barber, a high-class madam, an intelligence officer, a medical doctor, and a police detective are among the list of people Dan must cajole for help. His quest will lead him to discover things he never wanted to know, and put him in the position to reveal things that important people would prefer remain unrevealed.

Tense, ingenious, and filled with the unforgettable characters, Favors and Lies is Mark Gilleo’s most thrilling novel yet.



Praise for Favors and Lies

"Because of his intriguing plots, quirky characters and a mind that just keeps racing, Gilleo is becoming one of the favorite new American mystery writers."
~ Readers' Favorite

"I thoroughly enjoyed the ride, and I hope this isn't Dan Lord's only adventure..."   
~ San Francisco Book Review


Favors and Lies by Mark Gilleo
Genre:  Detective Mystery, Suspense/Thriller
Date Published:  July 1, 2014
  

The Excerpt


Hold On! by Peter Darley | Blog Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway



The Blurb


Two lovers! A deadly conspiracy! A race to freedom! 

When Carringby Industries, a government-contracted arms manufacturer, is raided by what appear to be terrorists, the CEO’s secretary, Belinda Reese, is rescued by Brandon Drake, a dashing young AWOL soldier. Using an experimental test aircraft, he flees with her to his remote, isolated cabin in the mountains of Aspen. 

While assisting in the design of military weaponry, Brandon discovered a plot within his own government to attack its own facilities, under the guidance of immoral politician, Senator Garrison Treadwell. Belinda’s body was not found among the dead at Carringby Industries, and Treadwell suspects that Drake was responsible for rescuing her. In an effort to entrap him, Treadwell arranges for an all points bulletin to be placed on Belinda. 

Deeply in love, Brandon and Belinda attempt to escape from America, only to endure one harrowing experience after another as they try to evade and expose Treadwell’s corrupt faction. 

But on the run, with danger around every corner, Brandon makes a discovery so devastating that it shatters the very foundations of his reality.



Praise for Hold On!

"Once this fast-paced thrill ride starts - think the proverbial roller coaster sans safety bar and forget about the brakes - it doesn't slow down. Darley writes with great passion and heart and I can't wait for the sequel."

- Jim Brown (Renowned US TV Journalist, and bestselling author of 24/7 and Black Valley)


Hold On! by Peter Darley
Genre:  Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Date Published:  July 9, 2014
  

The Excerpt


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Blamed by Edie Harris | Book Blitz with Excerpt and Giveaway


 The Blurb

Born into a long line of spies, sanctioned killers and covert weapons developers, Beth Faraday carried out her first hit-for-hire when she was still a teenager.

That part of her life — the American spy royalty part — ended one year ago, with a job gone wrong in Afghanistan. The collateral damage she caused with a single shot was unfathomable and, for Beth, unforgivable. She’s worked hard to build a new life for herself, far away from the family business.

But someone, somewhere, hasn’t forgotten what Beth did in Kabul. And they want revenge.

As the Faraday clan bands together to defend Beth and protect their legacy, Beth is forced to flee her new home with the unlikeliest of allies — MI6 agent Raleigh Vick, the only man she’s ever loved. And the one she thought she’d killed in the desert.


Blamed, by Edie Harris
Series: Blood Money, #1
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Published by: Carina Press (HQN)
Publication date: November 3rd 2014



The Excerpt