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Welcome to a new weekly segment where you do a quick look at some of the industry’s books now available. I will also be offering my own reviews of books I have read and want to share. This is the first week so let me know if you have some books I should be reading. Since I’ll be at Killer Nashville this week I wanted you to have a chance to meet John Hegenberger who won the coveted Silver Falchion Award for 2016. And this year he is up for a Silver Falchion Award in a Collection/Anthology Category titled ICESLINGER. Love his work.  Besides myself, these first five authors you’ll find at Killer Nashville. Look us up! We would love to meet you! But tune in every week to see what is on my reading list.

Author: John Hegenberger

Review: Praise for TRIPLEYE:

“Action abounds in this new futuristic hardboiled interplanetary series.  Class warfare, politics, corruption, sex, and violence all combine for a page-turning read.”  –Richard Helms, Thriller and Derringer Award winning author of Older Than Goodbye

Blurb: The operatives of the first private eye agency on Mars are linked telepathically, which saves them from a threat to destroy civilization throughout the Inner Planets.  Together, they are driven to expose the truth, even if it means shattering lives and ending careers.  But when they start hearing strange unwanted voices in their heads, they soon are on the brink of an unimaginable decision that will lead to hell on Mars and beyond.



Author: Tierney James

Review:  Cowboys and Indians re-imagined for the Multiverse. 

5.0 out of 5 stars By Gaia on March 29, 2017

This is a cleverly imagined book that weaves what at first might seem like time travel, but is really the travel between parallel universes – the distinction being that the “here and now” could be a completely different linear time frame in another universe. The past and present can seem to exist at the same time.

Blurb: Dr. Cleopatra Sommers never came to terms with her father’s disappearance at the Museum of Natural History in Chicago. He had been a Native American scholar that explored avenues of unexplained spiritual paths in their cultures.  The museum had been her home and playground growing up when her father spent long hours working. Drawn to one display case holding a mannequin of a Pawnee Indian, she couldn’t know he watched her all those years until the night he crossed over to find her. Buy Link: Free on Amazon August 25, 2017 http://amzn.to/2ieQx6x  

Author: Susan Keene  

Review: Tightly written, well researched, thoroughly enjoyable. Loved that it was set in St. Louis, where I lived for many years. Can’t wait for the next Kate Nash mystery!

Blurb: The first in the Kate Nash Mystery Series. Famous artist and good friend, Lizzy Smith, is missing. Whoever is behind this is out to destroy everything and everyone Kate cares about. goo.gl/RhRoN5



Author: Shirley McCann

Review:  Kudos to Shirley McCann.
The Scarry Inn was gripping and super-thrilling and deserving of five stars and more.
It was filled with fear, deception, misconception, and murder. This talented author knows how to keep you glued to your seat and keep you turning the pages. Car trouble forces four young adults to take shelter in Scarry Inn in Frighton, Arizona. What followed afterward was sheer terror for those teenagers. The names of the Inn and the town can instill fear in the minds of anyone. Scarry Inn and Frighton were brilliant choices for names of the Inn and town. I expected something scary and scary it was indeed. It was filled with suspense from beginning to end. I could not put down the book until I read it all. Shirley McCann is another great writer I have only just discovered. Her ability to describe and plot scenes with numerous twists and turns is incredible. This story will make a great movie.
Blurb:  They thought they were victims of a practical joke. Until someone ended up dead.  Now they must solve the mystery before another The Scarry Inn claims another victim. Free from August 20-22 on Kindle.

Buy Link https://tinyurl.com/ybyhabo5 

Author: Lois Curran 

Review: Characters came to life. Couldn’t put it down till I was finished. Can’t wait for the next installment.

Blurb: On the heels of a breakup from her long-term boyfriend, Abby Dennison walks away from the painful memories and a situation she knows displeases God. She needs a second chance at life but doesn’t want a second chance at love. Then she meets Sam and can’t deny the attraction. Is she willing to let go of the past to allow herself to love again?

Link: http://amzn.to/2ndSVNs


Author: Daniella Bernett 

Review: Praise for DEADLY LEGACY:

“Stolen diamonds, revenge and murder are served up at a cracking pace as Emmeline unites with Gregory once again in this intriguing second installment of Daniella Bernett’s mystery series.”

–Tessa Arlen, author of the Lady Montfort series and Agatha Award finalist

Blurb: A month after her adventures trying to track down the killer of her friend Charles Latimer, Emmeline finds herself in a car that has crashed on a lonely country road in Kent with a dead man as her companion. How did she come to find herself in this predicament? It all started with a man named Ambrose Trent, the fiancé of her friend Claire Sedgwick. But there’s something not quite right about Ambrose. When he ends up dead, Emmeline believes she knows who the killer is. But as new evidence comes to light, she realizes she’s dead wrong—and only Gregory can save her.



Author: Jolanthe Aleksander

Review: 5.0 out of 5 starsA wonderful story continues By Lynn Antley on August 3, 2017

Once again, Ms. Aleksander swept me up into her world of the Fae. The Veiled Path to Destiny picks up and continues the story of Iauron and Daria from Beyond the Veil. Their ongoing love story is fraught with suspense and deceit as Iauron struggles to win Daria’s heart completely.

BLURB: What started in Beyond the Veil of Whispered Dreams continues in The Veiled Path to Destiny.
Daria struggles with the memories of her past life and the doubts regarding Iauron’s feelings for her that continue to haunt her every waking step.
Iauron finally has his Queen back, or does he? Every second she seems to slip further from his grasp. Is his love enough or will he have to let her go?

BUY LINK: www.amazon.com/dp/B072YT686B



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