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by Donna Huber For the A to Z Challenge, I'm discussing different book genres/categories. Each day, I will give a few details about the...

December 6, 2014

Featured Book: Freckled Venom Copperhead by Juliette Douglas

About the Book

Freckled Venom Copperhead

Bounty hunting is a lonely trail especially for a girl...well, really a woman. Just ask Lacy Watson if you dare to get close enough to ask the question. What causes this cute as a button, freckled, striking copperhead to isolate herself from all human contact and turn to bounty hunting to survive? What secrets and demons keep her on the move riding a big grey mare as her only friend and companion? He'd never in his born days run into such a persnickety cuss as that freckled venom-packed copperhead, with lips locked up tighter than the Denver Mint and burnt coffee eyes. As fast with her fists as she was with her pistol, Rawley found he'd been on the receiving end of those fists much too often. The kid had survival skills that would put most men to shame. But he also knew she kept dark secrets hidden behind that masculine façade, what were they? Fate casts this bounty hunter back into the very town she ran away from nine years ago. And what happens when bullets, dust and words begin flying? So partner, pour a cup of black and bitter, grab a seat and get ready to meet, FRECKLED VENOM.

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About the Author

Juliette Douglas
Hello Folks, I'm Juliette Douglas, western adventure/romance author. I live in Kentucky where in real life I wash boats for a living. Yes, you read that right. I'm just a crusty, rusty old boat washer who has stories percolating around in my head as I scrub boats. (that's one way to pass the time!) I live on an old farm with a passel of kids...uh...critters. Why do I write western action stories with a little romance thrown in...Go figure! I like to say it is a God thing. I have already published two western novels in 2013. Listed here on Goodreads. I am working on the third sequel in the Freckled Venom series, now. Titled: Freckled Venom - Skeletons making its debut soon.

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December 5, 2014

Featured Book: Moonlight Dancer by Deb Atwood (@deb_atwood)

About the Book

Moonlight Dancer
Kendra JinJu MacGregor can resist neither the antique Korean doll in the dusty warehouse nor the handsome Hiro Peretti who sells it to her.

Once she brings the doll home, Kendra pays little attention to misplaced objects or her beloved dog’s fear. That is, until one terrifying night forces her to question her very sanity. Soon, the ethereal, brooding NanJu manifests herself, and Kendra begins her travels through time to 16th century Korea into a history of conflict and intrigue. For Kendra is about to discover the dark past of her ghostly visitor.

Now it’s up to Kendra, with Hiro by her side, to interpret the past and prevent murder. Everything depends upon Kendra’s success, even—she discovers to her horror—her own life. 

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About the Author

Deb Atwood
How would I spend a perfect day in Paradise you ask? Okay, maybe you didn't ask, but I would spend it ambling along a shaded trail with my dog Nala, burying my nose in an engaging novel (ideally one with a ghost or a dog or both), closeting myself with pen and paper, connecting with happy readers, and finishing the day with pasta and pinot in the company of loved ones. Warm sand and gentle waves preferred but not required. My goal is to be the go-to girl when it comes to ghost novels. I review some (and I even wrote one), but I've definitely read more than I can ever review. You can find me (please do) in the supernatural reading group when talk turns to ghosts. Drop me a line. Tell me what you're reading. I'd love to hear from you (and it doesn't even have to be about ghosts). wn life.

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Review: The Hitwoman and the Poisoned Apple by @JB_Lynn_Author

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice. Share a teaser from the 56th page or 56% of your book.

The Hitwoman and the Poisoned Apple

The 56

He cut a mouthful of food and tasted it. "I told you. I was looking for you."
Under other circumstances, that kind of answer would have been flattering, but my life wasn't normal , so I found it evasive.
"I meant at the hospital."
"I've been visiting an old friend." His tone remained even, but a sudden flatness came into his eyes.
Thinking of his visit with Mrs. Mulligan, I frowned.

The Review

You know the holidays can be stressful and I will tell you right now that reading The Hitwoman and the Poisoned Apple by JB Lynn is a wonderful stress relief read. How do I know? Because a few weeks ago when I was waiting for the computer tech to make a backup of my laptop's data after being told they couldn't fix it I sat giggling over Maggie, God, DeeDee and poor pitiful Piss. So before you pull your hair out over all the holiday busyness, grab a copy of this book and give yourself a quiet few minutes of pure indulgence.

Not quite convinced?

While this is book 8 in The Hitwoman series, it isn't necessary to read them in order. There is enough recapping of past events to get any reader up to speed with the who, what, when, and where of this zany cast of characters. I'm also quite happy DeeDee got a lot of page time in this installment. I do love that dog.

And I believe Maggie needed the unconditional love that only a dog can provide as she uncovers a lot of truths in The Hitwoman and the Poisoned Apple. She discovers some truths about Patrick, her murder mentor/possible love interest, but more importantly she discovers truth about herself. Our little Maggie is growing up. But that doesn't mean her animals still don't put her in some precariously hilarious situations.

Now I must warn you that Lynn can be an evil author. She loves to tease her readers. To keep them guessing up to the very end, but she goes even further this time. *Spoiler Alert* highlight the text to read it: She leaves our heroine and her "psychic" sidekick best friend in probably peril. (Do I sound a little like the narrator at the end of a Batman episode?).If that frustrates you, then pick up one of the other books in the series and wait a bit until The Hitwoman #9 comes out.

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Book info
Available format: ebook
Published: November 2014
Genres: cozy mystery, humor, chicklit
Target audience: Adults
Source: Purchased at B&N
Read: November 2014

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December 4, 2014

Featured Book: For Always by Janae Mitchell (@JANAEiswriting)

About the Book

For Always
Malyn Reed meets, and quickly falls in love with, Beau Brogan, who seems to be perfect in every way...

Except for the fact that he died in 1910...

Malyn Reed has been able to see spirits her entire life. Now that she’s almost seventeen, she has learned to differentiate between the living and the dead, making her gift feel less like an evil curse. She ignores the spirits she encounters on a daily basis, which has made living side by side with them slightly easier...until she moves to Dandridge, the second oldest town in Tennessee.

Beau Brogan has been dead for a hundred years. In life, he was a hard working country boy who loved his family and stole the hearts of many southern belles. But all of that came to a tragic halt at the age of nineteen when his life came to an untimely end. In death, his spirit has been entombed in a ghostly life of loneliness and misery that he wishes would just end...until the Reeds move in.

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About the Author

Janae Mitchell
WARNING: You are about to be exposed to TMI. Continue reading with caution. First & foremost, I'm a hillbilly; so much so, that I don't need to read subtitles to understand anyone on Moonshiners. I make no apologies for this, except for when I have to repeat myself over & over to those who have no clue what I'm saying, especially New Yorkers. I practically need subtitles, myself. I'm a fan of Diet Sunkist and salt & vinegar pork rinds, both usually sitting by my computer when I'm writing. Oh, and I love salted pecans... and grilled chicken salads from Zaxbys. (Okay, now I'm just making myself hungry.) I enjoy being on the lake (I think the song "On a Pontoon" was actually written about me), playing tennis, and watching football (i.e. Peyton Manning, TN Titans & Vols). My blood runs orange...except for when I cut myself, and then it's that ugly Bama color. I love music, often listening to it when I write; Crossfade, SafetySuit, 30 Seconds to Mars, Sirius XM (80's, 90's, or Hits). I sometimes dance, too, just not well. I've been interested in the paranormal most of my life, living in a 'haunted' house growing up. This fascination, mixed with my love of writing, made my first novel, For Always, inevitable. I'm a huge fan of readers! They breathe life into the books we give birth to. Thank you, fellow readers, for making books come alive.

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Facebook Groups for Writers

by Donna Huber

This real I have met a few people in real life that are writing books and hope to publish. Unsurprisingly they didn't know about publishing (they are still in the writing stage) and I told them a little about what goes into self-publishing. I always mentioned they will need the support of other writers - both for morale as well as for knowledge. There are two groups on Facebook that I have found extremely helpful on both accounts.

Indie Author Group

According to the group page,
the Indie Author Group is a place for indie authors and readers to interact and to help indie authors with suggestions and tips for writing, marketing, requesting reviews, etc. It is not an opportunity to market your books or services. The mission of the group is to assist members of this group in becoming better writers. By improving the overall quality of indie writers, we can gain the respect our hard work deserves. The Indie Author Group welcomes any author, whether traditionally published, indie only or a mix of both.

There is NO PROMOTION in this group. This ban goes as far as not even allowing the mention of book titles. This ban though also allows for better discussion. Any member of the group can start a discussion thread. There are also documents in the files section with information about services, members' Facebook and Twitter accounts, etc. There are also subgroups and a blog for even more information.

MasterKoda Family

According the group page,

We exist in order to support each other. Our focus is on how to create success in the world of the written word.

In this group, limited promotion is allowed. It is done via specific threads that are meant more for providing support that actual promotion. Unless you are like me and writing books for authors, the members of this group are not really your target audience (yes, they do read, but it is more about the synergy that occurs when each member shares with their readers). Members are also allowed to start discussions and share useful information by starting threads themselves.

I'm sure there are other groups that are helpful as well and doing a little research and asking around your network will lead you to the groups. Please remember that some of the writers in these groups are as new to publishing as you are and others have many years of experience. I don't believe anyone in either of the groups I mentioned above are out to sabotage you and your career, but some people do lack the experience to provide good advice. Often the truly good advice can be vetted with a Google search as the advice as been shared multiple times in multiple place. For example, in these groups you will often be told that the best way to increase sales of your first book is to publish a second book. If you Google that, you will find the advice repeated on blogs, writing magazines, etc.

December 3, 2014

Featured Book: The Shadow by A.G. Porter (@agporter1)

About the Book

The Shadow
Rayna Stone is an eighteen year old girl from a small Alabama town that just wants to save a little money for college. In order to do that she has to find a summer job. 

The problem with that, the only place that is willing to take her is the upscale golf resort of The Landing. This was not her idea of a summer job, being around snobby, rich folks, but when she meets eyes with the owner’s son, Liam, she starts to see the brighter side of things. That is until she’s seeing things that she can’t quite explain and having dreams that are haunted by a being she calls The Shadow. 

The Shadow begins to show her things about a few missing girls, that she wished she had never seen. 

Another chilling fact, her dreams seem to be coming true. As if that isn’t enough, she learns that this ability of hers gives her an insight into what others around her are feeling. Soon after this, Rayna learns that Liam does feel something for her, but even though she wants to tell him she feels the same, something is warning her to stay away. 

Not because he is dangerous, but because she is. 

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About the Author

Brenda Perlin
A.G. Porter is the author of The Darkness Trilogy, a YA Paranormal Thriller. She is an Independent Author (Indie Author) who enjoys writing scary stories as much as she loves reading them. Currently, A.G. is working on the last book in the trilogy. When she isn’t writing, she’s either taking pictures, reading, making nerdy jewelry, watching movies or spending much needed time with her family. A.G. lives in New Hope, Alabama with her husband, Billy, stepson, Brenton, and their 4 dogs.

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Barbara Venkataraman (@barbaravenkat): Audiobooks 'R' Us!

Making an audiobook with a narrator is like marrying a total stranger and hoping it all works out. As in a marriage, the participants start out starry-eyed, but soon discover each other's idiosyncrasies and quirks, realizing with a sense of dread that they are now stuck with each other--at least until the project is finished. That's why it makes sense to choose a narrator with experience and a stellar reputation, one who has completed at least one project and done it well. Or you could fly by the seat of your pants like I did. Boy, did I get lucky! After hearing other authors' horror stories and seeing reviews of badly done audiobooks, I realize just how lucky I was/am.

Unlike many authors, I write in two unrelated genres, humor and mystery, specifically, cozy mystery. Ideally, I wanted to find a narrator with the talent and skill to handle both genres. It needed to be a woman (my mysteries are told in first person by a female protagonist) with a sense of humor, someone who "got" my jokes. She had to be able to do a range of voices to cover all the characters in my mysteries and, one more thing, she needed to work for free! Now, when I say free, I don't really mean free; I just mean that I couldn't afford to pay her anything.  I figured I'd have to be the greatest saleswoman in the world to convince a total stranger to spend hundreds of hours recording my self-published, unproven books as unpaid labor, OR, I could find a narrator through ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) who was willing to royalty-share (spend hundreds of hours recording my self-published, unproven books as unpaid labor AND split any future profits, assuming there were any).

Jamie Quinn Mystery set
I started on my quest to find the perfect Jamie Quinn (the star of my Jamie Quinn mystery series). I stumbled through the labyrinth known as ACX and, throwing caution to the wind, posted two projects simultaneously: a book of humorous essays and my first Jamie Quinn mystery. I listed both as royalty-share projects and put them out for audition. I must add here that ACX allows you to choose the qualifications of your ideal narrator and it's enough to make your head explode! First, you chose the gender and the language. Easy enough. Then, you choose the accent, which can range from British to American to Boston, Irish, to Southern drawl to…well, you get the picture. Now come the hard choices. Do you want a voice that's warm? Scientific? Authoritative? Matter-of-fact? Sexy? And so on and so on…I hate to admit it, but I hadn't given any of that much thought, nor did I want to. I hoped I could pick the right one. But what if I couldn't?

I got exactly three auditions, all of them very nice women, none of them Jamie Quinn material. I felt so bad rejecting them. The only thing I'd gotten out of this project so far was a truckload of guilt. Then I realized that I didn't have to wait around, I could listen to the demo recordings posted on the site. There were only a bazillion of them, no problem at all. I realized that many of the demos were repeats as in the same narrator putting herself up for different projects: here's me narrating a romance, here's me narrating a thriller, etc. I listened to many women reading many different passages until I started questioning the whole project and wondering why I always had to do everything the hard way. Sigh. Finally, I heard a "maybe" voice which gave me a little hope, enough hope to keep trying. I kept slogging through until the heavens suddenly parted and I heard an angel sing, only she wasn't an angel, she was Carrie Lee Martz, an actress who did voiceover. Her demo wasn't of her reading a book; it was a voiceover demo in which she showed off her range of voices. She was perfect! Hallelujah! I made her an offer for both books and she accepted them both. Oh, happy day! Then, I had a sobering thought, what if she didn't like the books? I told her to look them over first and then decide. She decided yes. Then we had an e-mail exchange in which I confessed that I'd never done this before. She confessed that she hadn't either. We said we were both game and we jumped right in. We are now recording our fourth book together (when I say "we", I mean the "royal we"--Carrie is doing all of the recording) and I'm not going to say that it hasn't taken a lot of effort, or that we didn’t hit a few bumps along the way--like when I sent her the wrong version of the second Jamie Quinn mystery and she had to re-record the last 5 chapters! But I am thrilled to report that we are very happy with our arranged marriage and we've even started making some money! So, if you’re thinking of making an audiobook, I hope you find the right narrator and that it’s love at first listen.

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About the Author:

Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law and debt collection.
She is the author of "The Fight for Magicallus," a children's fantasy; a humorous short story entitled, "If You'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place"; and two books of humorous essays: "I'm Not Talking about You, Of Course" and "A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities," which are part of the "Quirky Essays for Quirky People" series. Both books of humorous essays won the prestigious "Indie Book of the Day" award.
Her latest works are "Death by Didgeridoo," first in the Jamie Quinn series, "The Case of the Killer Divorce," the second Jamie Quinn mystery, and, just out, "Peril in the Park," the latest in the popular Jamie Quinn series. Coming soon, "Engaged in Danger"--the next Jamie Quinn mystery!
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December 2, 2014

Featured Book: Shattered Reality by Brenda Perlin (@BrooklynandBo)

About the Book

Shattered Reality
When Brooklyn meets Bo, their lives are instantly turned upside down. 

Brooklyn and Bo, each unhappily married to someone else, have to decide whether to stay with their spouses or give up everything for each other. Find out what Brooklyn's husband and Bo's soon-to-be ex-wife do to break them up. 

Shattered Reality is the first book in a three part series that follows the main character, Brooklyn throughout her childhood, adult life and then what seems like an “endless” journey towards redemption. 

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About the Author

Brenda Perlin
Brenda Perlin lives in Orange County, California. She spent most of her working life in the physical fitness arena. She loves the gratification that comes with helping people achieve their fitness goals and the fulfillment that comes with having a healthy body. She moved from the Los Angeles area where she was raised to Orange County in the Spring of 2005. During that time she was a housewife with a couple of dogs. Now she is not. Instead she is writing her adventures for all to read. Brenda has been writing just for fun since she was a young teen. For many years she wrote on paper napkins.

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Review: The Haunting By Nicole Garcia (@nicolegarcia325)

by Claire Rees

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.

The Haunting
The Intro

The sound of the faucet dripping woke Kelly up a little too early for her liking. She couldn't lay there and listen to it any longer. If there was one thing she hated, it was the sound of dripping water. She three a light gray fleece blanket over her head to quiet the sound hoping she could sleep for another hour. After hearing a few more drips fall into the empty stainless steel sink she'd had enough. She kicked the blanket off her body and stomped across the hardwood floors of her bedroom and into the living room. She made her way across the linoleum tiled kitchen floor and grabbed the needle nose pliers next to the sink. She squeezed and turned the loose screw tightening it as much as she could. Since there were no knobs to turn the faucet on and off this was her only option. The superintendent in in the building was useless with maintenance and she wondered how he ever got the job in the first place.

The Review

A new reality show has been advertised on TV, spend 24hrs in a well known haunted mansion  called Waverly Manor and the last man/woman standing wins one million dollars.

The six characters that get through the interview process all seem to have questionable lifestyles and/or are in desperate need of this money.

Kelly Sloane works at a seedy strip club as a dancer but is secretly trying to save to go to medical school, Jace ‘The Flame’ is the second hand man to the cities mob boss and does all of his dirty work, Felicia Wright a drug addict, an ex district attorney Mr Smith who was caught taking bribes off a well known gangster and lastly the seemingly normal Amber McCarty who was a self made business woman until her boyfriend ran off with everything and left her bankrupt.

The Haunting by Nicole Garcia focuses on Kelly and Jace and the sexual tension between them, they are attracted to each other but don’t seem to get along, that is until one by one the other contestants start to turn up dead, each having died a horrific death with links to what they done in life. Has the ghost of the manor come back to start again? Now Kelly and Jace are sticking with each other trying to survive the night, each unwilling to leave so as not to lose the competition and the money.

I started reading The Haunting looking forward to a good ghost or two, the story did not go how I expected it to however I was not disappointed and was happy with the way it ended.

The Haunting kept me gripped from the beginning and the way the deaths were described was really inventive and imaginative. I would recommend this story to anyone who loves a good mystery one that will keep you guessing and page turning until the end.

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Book info:
Available formats: ebook
Published: October 2014 
Genres: Romance, suspense
Target audience: New adult
Read: November 2014

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December 1, 2014

Featured Book: Twisted Dreams by @Marissafarrar

About the Book

Twisted Dreams
Born of a vampire father to a human mother, Elizabeth Bandores’ life was never going to be normal, so she can’t image why she thinks starting college will be any different.

Having grown up in the affluent Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and desperate to escape, she decides on the small college town of Sage Springs. With dreams of being a writer, she joins the college newspaper and is introduced to blond, confident Flynn Matthews, Sage Springs’ rising swim star.

But a carnival has set up in the small town, and the boy running the Waltzer catches her eye. Dark-haired, leather-jacketed Riley is rude, with an air of danger. Elizabeth can’t help but notice him. And when an accident thrusts them together, she discovers he’s noticed her, too.

Sage Springs isn’t the quiet little town Elizabeth had hoped for. The forests bordering the town harbour a dark secret—one some of the residents have been trying to protect, and the leaders of the carnival have set in their sights...

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About the Author

Kate Squires
Marissa Farrar is a multi-published horror and fantasy author. She was born in Devon, England, loves to travel and has lived in both Australia and Spain. She now resides in the countryside with her husband, two children, a crazy Spanish dog, two rescue cats and six hens. She has a degree in Zoology, but her true love has always been writing. Marissa is the author of four novels, including the dark vampire ‘Serenity’ series. Her fifth novel, 'Underlife', a dark fantasy set beneath the streets of London, will be published August 2012. Her short stories have been accepted for a number of anthologies including, Their Dark Masters, Red Skies Press, Masters of Horror: Damned If You Don’t, Triskaideka Books; and 2013: The Aftermath, Pill Hill Press.

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New Releases for December 2014

Can you believe there are only 30 more days left of 2014? There has been some really great books to come out this year and here is a round-up of some of the last new books coming out in 2014.

Merry Wishes
A Whispered Wishes Novella:

An ugly divorce behind her, Carly Cater is looking forward to a truly Merry Christmas. With interest for her art from a high-powered fashion designer and a new romance with her handsome contractor, Jason Hardy, her life is finally heading in the right direction. That is, until her ex-husband suddenly returns to interfere, and mysterious texts draw Jason away. Is this another holiday disaster in the making, or will an offer to create a mural for the brain-injury patients at Greenbriar Manor bring her the Christmas joy she’d been seeking?

Available December 1
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The Queen
Before America Singer's story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince….

Don't miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. This prequel story takes place before the events of The Selection and is told from the point of view of Prince Maxon's mother, Amberly. Discover a whole new Selection with this inside look at how Maxon's parents met—and how an ordinary girl named Amberly became a beloved queen.

Available December 2
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Full Force and Effect
A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr. and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don’t have.

The challenge facing President Jack Ryan is an old one with a terrifying new twist. The international stalemate with North Korea continues into its seventh decade.  A young, untested dictator is determined to prove his strength by breaking the deadlock. Like his father before him, he hangs his plans on the country’s nuclear ambitions. Until now, that program was impeded by a lack of resources. However, there has been a dramatic change in the nation’s economic fortune. A rich deposit of valuable minerals have been found in the Hermit Kingdom.  Coupled with their nuclear capabilities, the money from this find will make North Korea a dangerous force on the world stage.

There’s just one more step needed to complete this perfect plan…the elimination of the president of the United States.

Available December 2
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Everything about Seventeen’s life is perfect, from her genetics, to her home in Sanctuary, to her status as a Breeder in the Unified World Order. But all that changes when she meets a rogue Enforcer named Pax, who infiltrates Sanctuary and targets her for extraction from the Controlled Repopulation Program. Pax seems to know a little too much about her, and he plants dangerous doubts in her mind that accuse Sanctuary of hiding a dark secret, and that cause Seventeen to question everything she’s ever known.

When Seventeen’s life is threatened, she has little choice but to run away from Sanctuary with Pax. But for Breeders, contact with men is forbidden by law, and even the simple act of taking Pax’s hand is treason.
Mired in confusion, Seventeen travels with Pax to the outside world and takes the name Pria, the identity of her childhood. But she is far from certain she’s made the right decision when they discover an entire community of people who should no longer exist.

Seventeen, now Pria, is thrust into a position as a key player in a dangerous bid to bring down the Unified World Order. Meanwhile, Pax’s attachment to her and her growing attraction to him contribute to the ever-growing mysteries in her life.

Pria’s journey from a sheltered, naïve Breeder to a rebel agent requires not only external transformation but self-discovery. As her world crumbles, Pria must decide who she is and what she really believes.
But the truth comes at a cost, and uncovering it will require a greater treason than she could ever have imagined.

Available December 11
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Hunted Heart
Hunted Heart

When Tali is hired to cut out the heart of Prince Kas, the huntress can’t refuse. Tali realizes there is no escape from the dark magic of the queen’s mirror, even though her own feelings for the prince are far too complex to understand.

As they try to run from their shared destiny, Tali and Kas have to rely on their wits and each other as hunter becomes prey and hearts are won and lost.

A genderbent Snow White for adults (18+ only.) All royalties go to

Available December 12
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The Librarian Principle
Annaliese Harper knows that one tiny mistake can jeopardize a career before it’s even begun. Letting your boss find the extensive collection of porn on your personal laptop is one way. Sleeping with him is another. Liese manages to do both.

As the new librarian at a prestigious small-town private high school, Liese is drawn to her sexy, charismatic principal, Ryder Whitehall—an attraction she refuses to acknowledge given their relationship and her recent liberation from a delusional ex-boyfriend.

Liese is certain Ryder’s flirtation is the product of her sex-deprived imagination—until he discovers her digital porn stash during working hours and demands a private meeting. Behind closed doors, their attraction explodes into a dangerous, passionate affair that not only threatens their jobs and reputations, but most of all, their hearts.

Available December 21
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Rain on the deadThe past comes back to haunt Sean Dillon and his colleagues, as the New York Times–bestselling master of suspense returns with a knife-edge story of terrorism, revenge, and a very old nemesis.

In the past few years, the killing and capture of many Al-Qaeda leaders has left the terrorist organization wounded—but by no means dead. And they intend to prove it.

On a dark summer night, two Chechen mercenaries emerge from the waters off Nantucket to kill a high-value target, the former president of the United States, Jake Cazalet. Unfortunately for them, Cazalet has guests with him, including black ops specialist Sean Dillon and his colleague, Afghan war hero Captain Sara Gideon.

The Chechens do not survive the night, but Dillon is curious as to how they even got on the island. What he discovers sends a chill through his bones—a name from very far back in Dillon’s past. If this man is working with the terrorists now, the assassination attempt is only the beginning—and the next time, the results might be much, much different.

Available December 30
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