Title: NAILED: RESORT TO MURDER II
Author: Avery Daniels
Publisher: Blazing Sword Publishing, Ltd.
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Amateur Sleuth
Clandestine (Ascension #2)
by Hannah Rials
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: July 2018
Cheyenne Lane never believed it could come to this—imprisoned by her own family, who are plotting to overthrow the Vampire Council. Ripped away from the happiness of her summer romance and friendship in New Orleans, Cheyenne is forced to begin her education at Clandestine, the secret Deuxsang University, one year early. She is guarded constantly, separated from her best friend Anne, and desperate for any word from Eli and the witches. Meanwhile, her cousin Lilith has discovered that Cheyenne possesses all four vampiric abilities—unheard of for a Deuxsang—and intends to use her in the Ascendings rebellious scheme. At 17, Cheyenne finds herself the center of a centuries-old conspiracy involving the vampires, Deuxsang, and witches, and everyone is telling her who she should trust and what she should do. Her head is too full of voices and opinions, and it’s time for Cheyenne to make up her own mind. Is she ready to step into the role she was made for? Who can she trust? Who is her friend and who is her enemy? Is she really a born leader? All questions that only she can answer. As the information and scenario gets more confusing, she knows she must listen to her intuition if she is going to shift the truth from all the lies.
(The Uprising, #1)
Publication date: March 31st 2018
Genres: Adult, Dystopian
The Uprising Series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high — and low — places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious Emperor and his militaristic Cabal to restore the city, and the way of life, they once knew and loved.
In The Gathering, Jamie Ryan has defected from the Cabal and has joined his former brothers-in-arms — Basile Perrinault and Kanoa Shinomura — to form a collective known as The Uprising. When an explosion leads to him crossing paths with Evanora Cunningham — a product of Jamie’s past — he discovers that The Uprising is bigger, and more important, than he thought.
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I saw Emperor – looking like a hot air balloon, sounding as ridiculous as ever – blathering on about his personal Reichstag fire, and laying the blame of the explosion squarely at the feet of myself and my brothers-in-arms.
“…and it’s these traitors of the state – the threat to the security of my Empire of the United States of America – the defectors of the Cabal who go by Jamie Ryanand Basile Perrinault and, my greatest betrayal, Supreme Allied Commander Kanoa Shinomura…” he hollered into the microphone, which seemed to reverberate throughout the city.
At the sound of Kanoa’s name, the Cabal members below the balcony slammed the butts of their guns on the floor in rhythm. I knew that rhythm all too well – it was meant to be a war cry for those of us in the rank-and-file of the Cabal – but, to the untrained ear, it sounded like a machine gun going off…which was exactly the point.
But I couldn’t help but sneer at the accusation that the blast that nearly killed Evanora and Tommy was somehow our fault. He’d spent decades trying to catch us and failing miserably, yet in the same breath, believed we were inept enough to set off a blast that took no lives and could be cleaned up during a balmy New York evening. And he managed to sell this ridiculous belief to the crowd, no less.
“Let’s make something clear, asshole,” I muttered, “if it had been me and the boys that lit your shit up, you wouldn’t be standing here today.”
SCENE OF THE CRIME by Jennifer Chase, Mystery, 300 pp., $.99 (Kindle)
Title: SCENE OF THE CRIME
Author: Jennifer Chase
Publisher: JEC Press
Genre: Mystery Suspense
six months earlier; now two more horrifying murders hit the radar again.
It leaves police burdened with two of the most shockingly contaminated
crime scenes ever documented in California’s law enforcement history.
The Slayer works behind the scenes as a sinister puppet master,
precisely pulling the strings, taunting the police without leaving any
viable evidence, and orchestrating his killer hit squads.The sheriff and district attorney bring in the best investigators.
Reunited again, Dr. Chip Palmer, a reclusive forensic expert, joins DA
Inspector Kate Rawlins to sort through the crime scene aftermath in
search of the truth—all without a probable suspect or a solid motive.
Complicating the investigation—sparks reignite between the two.Ratcheting up the suspense, Chip suffers a nasty fall hitting his
head, impairing his perception and giving him a mind-blowing ability for
specific detailed recall. Palmer and Rawlins assemble an unusual team
including a rookie detective, a forensic supervisor, and an ex-military
operative turned bodyguard. After one of their own is kidnapped and the
investigation is taken over by the FBI, the now rogue team must pull
together their own resources—alone—with a killer waiting to take each
one of them out. Scene of the Crime takes no prisoners and leaves
everyone fighting to stay alive.
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Melvin Morrow is a guy who’s wearing a chainmail bikini. This is because he’s now trapped in the body of the barbarian warrior maiden he created before he thought about things like sensible armor or ogling eyes.Him and his friends find out the hard way the game they play is a real, breathing world when they become stuck in it. The mages here import game players like Melvin via the Rift Pendulum to do their dirty work. Why? Because that dirty work is deadly and dangerous and no one’s more suicidal than a gamer looking to level up.Melvin’s best friend Jason isn’t even human and, thanks to this dangerous world and its axe-wielding inhabitants, quickly becomes not even an archer. His other friend Rich is 15 going on 50 now that he’s in an old mage’s body complete with untameable gray beard. Melvin’s brother Mike looks like a chupacbra and he’s really pissed about that.The road back home is at the end of a suicidal quest. Enter for a chance to win a copy of the action adventure where The Wizard of Oz meets The Goonies at the crash site of a derailed RPG!
Angels Can’t Swim is an original, honest coming-of-age novella that examines what goes on behind the scenes for three college swimmers. Jenna, Maggie, and Eden are each incredibly different in their personalities and struggles, yet under pressure they must come together in this compelling story of friendship and what it means to be a good teammate. While balancing the pressures of swimming at a high level and also dealing with the realities of college life, the three young women grow immensely as individual people and in their bonds with each other. In portraying these bonds, the novella tackles important issues such as eating disorders and what it means to be an LGBTQ young person. This intense, unforgettable novella is a must-read for young adults, college students, and all people who wish to take a glimpse into a world not often seen.
The Dociles by Valerie Puri
Walls are meant to keep the monsters out…
Deep in the forest there is a wall where no wall should be. Behind it live the people of the Commune, the last remnant of human kind.
Jennie Caraway has lived behind the wall her entire life, certain that it protects her and her brother from the lemerons, ravenous undead monsters whose only desire is to kill – and feed.
Jennie’s peaceful existence is shattered when she uncovers a secret organization whose purpose threatens to destroy not only Jennie, but her entire world. The Order has a deadly mission, and they will stop at nothing to see it completed.
Jennie and those closest to her must expose the evil truth before they are killed – or worse.
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LALA FEELS BLAH-LA by Tela Kayne, Children, 28 pp., $8.89 (paperback) $3.99 (Kindle)
Title: LALA FEELS BLAH-LA Author: Tela Kayne Publisher: The Virtue Agency Pages: 30 Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Welcome to LaLa’s World: Where kids learn how to be the change!
In this newly released children’s book, “LaLa Feels Blah-La,” a young girl and her stuffed bear wake up feeling blah for no apparent reason. LaLa’s mom teaches her to be mindful of her feelings and turn her mood around with the flip of a coin. Perfect for young readers, LaLa Feels Blah-La , teaches children to be more mindful of their feelings and manage their mood swings.
by Johanna Lindsey
A captivating adventure in 1880s Montana where passions and gold fever run high as an American heiress turns to a rugged mountain man to help her locate her father’s fortune. Summoned back to Philadelphia from the social whirl in London, Violet Mitchell never expected to find her brothers living on the edge of financial ruin while
their father seeks new wealth in Montana’s gold fields.
With the family’s home and social standing at risk, Violet makes a drastic decision.
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