A murdered society debutante, her body sprinkled with 89 Costa Rican butterflies. A headless, gutted corpse washed up on shore with a beautiful, dead teenager. The case is anything but straightforward, and in an uncertain future, where resources are limited and the genetically defective are banished to a ghetto territory for Impures, Chief Detective Ina Stone and her partner, rookie detective Sam Fujimoto, must cross into Pure Territory to find a killer. An Impure herself, Ina must overcome her defect. And when her life is threatened, she must learn to rely on Sam, whose interest in her seems more than just professional.
Yet the Pures may have created a world in which even they don’t want to live anymore. Resources have become too scarce to hide, and a black market for medicine comes to light. When a third murder is discovered, Ina and Sam know there’s a connection. With too many suspects and not enough time, they must find that connection before the killer strikes again. Continue Reading
The Money Game is an urban crime thriller in which the main characters are forced into a kidnapping/ransom plot that disrupts their individual plans to begin life anew. Marshon Johnson, gambling kingpin of the East Side, and a benevolent pimp, had planned to relocate to an idyllic Caribbean island. There, he and his best friend, Richey Stanton, an aspiring actor, barfly and neurotic, would create an innovative gambling operation that includes a “private lottery.” Their lady friends have other ideas, however. Gail Thomas, a successful financial executive, wants Marshon to use his ill-begotten gains to become a respectable businessman. Richey’s significant other, Carmen Salazar, proposes that she and Richey form a traveling entertainment troupe. Ace Semanski, racist and psychopath, has his own plan hatched and perfected in prison. That script calls for various “buffers,” including a role for each of his new “friends,” including Kandie Givens, a needy single mother of three, and “Country” Long, a mentally challenged factory worker. As the kidnapping unfolds, it generates a vortex of violence, betrayal, death and confusion. The Money Game is a study of the critical influences that shape lives and life — childhood trauma, adult goals, social pressures, love, greed, cultural kitsch, hatred, wisdom, faith and fate. Continue Reading
This weeks book day choice is...
“Ye know sometimes people wanna tell ye how they feel, but they can’t.”
“Why not?” I ask sadly.
“Because they are afraid of what ye think about them.”
“When you love someone you should be able to say anything. No matter what.”
“Yeah, that’s the theory…”
This week my Book Day choice is:
When Oppie and Aurie are faced with a terrible battle between good and evil, they discover that friendship and sisterhood are the most precious things in the world.
In a realm where magic and legend still exist, it's easy to think that when you're just an ordinary girl, you'll never get the chance to be written into the history books. But when Oppie, and her dragon friend Aurie, find themselves on a mission to defeat the evil, oppressive forces of darkness, in the form of the dragon, Royzendeus, they discover that history is never made alone. As they travel, their army of light grows, and Aurie discovers that as a girl, she is blessed with an entire sisterhood she never realised existed. Continue Reading
Three Talented Brothers. Three Passionate Loves. The Rivers Family—A New Series full of romance, passion, and music.
Life is looking good for Justin Rivers. After winning a country music contest, a top agent from Nashville wants to make a deal, and making it big could help Justin win back his family’s respect after the tragedy he’s caused.
Life stinks for Silver Madison. She loves her teaching job, but a vicious scandal threatens the school, and her cheating fiancé has broken her heart.
So when Silver catches the eye of the up-and-coming country star, romance—and the paparazzi—are the last things she needs. But as much as she tries to avoid the limelight, she can’t avoid Justin’s touch—or the passion that sizzles between them. Justin’s determined to protect his family and win Silver’s trust, but he can’t protect her from the treacherous lies that propel them into the national spotlight. Silver’s school can’t take any more bad press, and Silver’s career is on the line. But when a woman appears claiming to be Justin's wife, Silver’s not sure if her heart can take any more, either… Continue Reading
Never Cross A Warlock
(Beware of Warlocks #3)
By Marilyn Vix
Genre: paranormal romance
Publisher: Shadowcat Publishing (March 25, 2015)
Preorder at Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/524638
The history of my relationships reads like the Titanic meets a tornado during an earthquake. Disaster after disaster. For some reason, I'm always attracted to lying jerks. I finally decided that it's better to just have a good time and no one gets hurt. That philosophy worked for my last two years of college. Continue Reading
Jimmy finally takes a vacation--and a chance on love--only to be abducted. His female companion originally thinks he had cold feet about their relationship, but Sean and Sara know there’s more to it. Jimmy isn’t the type to just up and disappear, let alone leave a lady stranded.
Setting out on their private jet, Sean and Sara reach the tropical paradise of Ocho Rios, Jamaica with sightseeing as the last thing on their minds.
With a gold coin being their initial tie to Jimmy’s kidnapper, Sean and Sara even speculate about the involvement of pirates. Yet as the hours pass, and there’s no word from Jimmy’s captors, Sean and Sara will need to figure out the real motive before it’s too late.
With help from their friend, Adam, back in Albany, the pieces come together and not a moment too soon.
Strap in for an adventure that will take you to the beautiful island of Jamaica and have you wanting a piña colada. Continue Reading
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