Tuesday, September 27, 2016

My newest book boyfriend, Dr. Aaron Nicholson #FreeEbook Impatience by Laura Stapleton

My newest book boyfriend, Dr. Aaron Nicholson I joke about how I must have been a mom with high expectations in a former life. A lot of my heroes tend to be doctors. There’s probably a profound psychological meaning to why, but who cares when there’s a sexy guy with a stethoscope around?

Dr. Aaron Nicholson started out as the main guy in a thriller I’d been asked to write. Imposter, a short story, was included in Thrill of The Hunt, and I couldn’t let him go at the end. Who’d want a guy like him to get away? You know he’s smart with the whole medical school thing going on, never mind the helping sick people vibe. Sure, bad boys are fun to reform, but a man who has it all together and just needs the right woman? Irresistible! His looks aren’t bad, either. He’s tall and has an athletic build. Dark brown hair, deep gray eyes, and I knew this guy needed his own series.

So what happens when a man who’d rather buy a new kayak than a motorcycle meets his beautiful next-door neighbor? He’s interested, despite now being a bad time to begin a relationship. When a family friend of hers is found dead, Aaron can’t resist helping solve the mystery in Betrayal. And, after a favorite patient of his dies under suspicious circumstances in Impatience, his new love helps him.

With several book boyfriends out there, I’d have a tough time picking a favorite among my own creations. But Aaron? He’s going to be a long term relationship for me, and I couldn’t have imagined a better man.
impatiencetourimp_medIn the second full novel in an Atlantic Maritime series, an assumed loyal son is the first suspect after his invalid mother’s surprise death.
Was the suspect impatient for his inheritance? Or did old age catch up to the dear elderly lady?
Can Aaron and Mandy teaming up again help explain his patient’s death before the wrong man is arrested?

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Welcome to the first full novel in an Atlantic Maritime series soaked in romance and murder. When a family friend of Mandy Hays washes up on shore, everything points to homicide. But how, when he was alone on a fishing trip? Her sexy neighbor, Dr. Aaron Nicholson, knows much more than he can say. As the evidence piles up, all of the victim’s family and closest friends seem guilty. Need to know more? Grab your copy of this “enticing page turner!” today.

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With an overactive imagination and a love for writing, Laura Stapleton decided to type out her daydreams and what-laura_stapleton_ifs in order to share her lovable characters and their worlds with readers. She currently lives in Kansas City with her husband, daughter, dog, and a few cats. When not at the computer, you’ll find her in the park for a jog or at the yarn store’s clearance section.
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Blood Sacrifice Book Excerpt by Jill Cooper #FreeEbook

booktourbloodsacrificePageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00001]Lourdes has been slain and the new queen of the underworld has been chosen.
It was the day the Blood sisters had been striving for. The day where they would be free of Lourdes and could go back to living normal lives, but with the underworld’s throne empty, the Earth plunges into chaos.
Rivers turn black, demons run amok, with more chaos is about to be unleashed. All the while demon hunter, Duncan Jasper, is prisoner of the enemy. Jessica will stop at nothing to free him from Vain, a bounty hunter who trades in the lives of humans.
Getting into her stronghold won’t be easy, and Vain will be expecting a fight, but what she won’t be expecting is Jessica’s secret weapon. The newly crowned queen of the underworld, her very own sister.
Jessica hopes Amanda can resist the dark magic now surging through her veins long enough for a special artifact—The Ruby Heart—to be found, the one thing that can purify Amanda’s heart and break the awful curse.
But Amanda has other plans. If she sacrifices herself to the underworld, she hopes to do one better. Kill the demons from the inside and free the trapped souls being tormented for an eternity.
One way or another, it will surely come to sister vs sister in a full-scale war.
All in the name of Blood.
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The Wild Aces Casino was Jessica’s new prison. Unable to sit still, she paced in the small room they had secured her in. Chewing on her thumbnail, Jessica peered into the corner of the room.
Video cameras.
They were probably watching her. Maybe she should give them a little show. At least she could make it interesting.
She drew her attention to the horizontal mirror at the back of the room. They were probably watching her every move, studying her. If Jessica was lucky they were going to handle her themselves. If unlucky, they were going to call the police.
She couldn’t count on luck. It had never been on her side before.
Jessica ran her hands along the metal table. If only Amanda was there. They separated them, which was the smart thing to do, for the casino, but Jessica hated everything about it. She wanted nothing more than to check on Amanda. She had been in a bad way out on the casino floor.
Bad way? Worst way. So how was she now? How was Amanda coping?
Save Amanda. Keep going. What choice did Jessica have?
The door opened and Jessica stood straight as a security guard entered. Looked like a nice enough guy with kempt brown hair. He wore a serious scowl on his face though, as he gestured to the chair. “Sit down.”
“I need to know how my…friend is.” Jessica crossed her arms and her hips pivoted to the side.
“She’s fine. Now, sit.” His eyes narrowed.
“Fine? What does that mean? Listen, she’s sick, so if you don’t mind…” Jessica pushed past him, but he grabbed her by the arms and forced her into a chair.
A tough guy, huh? Jessica could work with that.
“Get out of that chair and we’re really going to have a problem.” He slid out the chair on the other side of the table and sat down. “Want to tell me what business you have in Vegas, Ms. Blood?”
Her reputation preceded her it seemed. Jessica’s ass wiggled in the chair. “Oh you know, the same as everyone else. Little buffet, little gambling. Lots of ass kicking. Should I start with yours? How’s my sister?” No need to keep up the pretense if he knew who they were.
The security guard laughed. “The two of you are trouble. That much is easy to see, but you’re the one who grabbed my fellow officer’s gun. So why don’t you tell me why you did that. Do we need to call the cops? You’re wanted in connection with a murder over five states away. Some massacre at a hospital. I’m sure they’d love to get their hands on you.”
She sighed. He referred to Ron Wax breaking out of the psych ward and everything went to shit for Amanda and Duncan. All of which, Jessica wasn’t even around for. She always got blamed for things that weren’t her fault. “Technically,” Jessica bit her fingernail, “it’s my car that’s wanted in connection with a murder. I was in Hell at the time.”
The security guard did a double take and Jessica couldn’t suppress her smile. “Or the underworld,” Jessica said, “It’s hard to keep it all straight, isn’t it?”
“You screw with a casino like this? We’ll make your life hell. You think you’ve been there, well you haven’t. So now answer the damn question or we’ll ride you straight out of town, sweetheart. If I have to call my boss and have him come down here, you’re going to regret it.”
“My sister’s sick,” Jessica said lightly, quietly. Just the words put a lump in her throat. “I just wanted to get her out of your casino as fast as I could.”
“So, what, drawing a gun is easier for you than calling an ambulance? Asking for help?”
Jessica threw her arm on the back of her chair as she leaned back. “You’ve seen my rap sheet. I’m guessing you only know that because you’ve already called the cops. Is that right? They’re on their way to pick us up?”
Her stomach sickened at the thought.
“Bingo. And you’re not leaving this room until they get here.” He grabbed her wrist and swung his handcuffs around on a finger.
Jessica tugged her wrist, her heart pounded. “Get your mitts off me, you baboon!”
No matter how she resisted, he handcuffed Jessica’s wrist to the table leg. “Might want to think of an insanity plea. You’re not playing with a full deck, sister.”
About Jill Cooper –
I could write this in the third person. I could tell you what I like, where I was born, and what my favorite things are.jillcooper
But instead, I’ll say I don’t want to write like everyone else. I don’t want to craft stories you’ve read a thousand times before. I want my novels to be a cinematic experience, blending themes, genres, and situations unlike any you’ve ever read.
I want to break the rules. I want you to break out in a cold sweat as you read my books out of fear, love, and excitement. I want my books to be an experience. When you finish, I want you to feel something. Good or bad.
If you do, then I’ll have succeeded. If not, I’ll keep trying.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Crimson Tree by Valerie Puri

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CrimsonTree-ebook-webThe Crimson Tree

Disembodied voices. Apparitions. Waking nightmares. Strange occurrences are happening with increased intensity and Carly cannot escape what is tormenting her. With little proof and little support, she is losing everything in her life: her fiancé, friendships, and her sanity. Can Carly uncover what caused the supernatural derailing of her life? Can she ever get rid of her ghostly tormentor, or is she doomed to be haunted indefinitely? Determined to stop these frightening events, she has to do whatever she can to regain control of her life before things take a deadly turn.

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Valerie Puri has always had a lifelong interest in all forms of artistic expression. She has tried her hand at many things, yet she always finds her way back to reading and writing. With inspiration everywhere, Valerie finally put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) with the intent of publishing her stories. Writing has always come naturally to Valerie, and for a time she even worked as a technical writer. This experience and her current day job of project manager helps Valerie continue to hone her writing skills. Her true passion lies in the freedom that comes with writing the stories that pour from her imagination and real life inspiration. Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.  

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