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“This has to be one of the best new indie books out there. Elizabeth York packs a punch and delivers an awesome tale of suspense, mystery, anguish and love. Her characters are well written and the story grips you from the start, you won’t want to put it down. Hold on for a helluva ride, because York delivers!” ~ Swoon Worthy Books
I love love LOVE this book. I can’t wait for the second installment to be released! AHHH dying over here, very impatient. Definitely recommend to other. ~ Amazon Customer
AMAZING! I was actually blown away by this story. I loved the story! It definitely kept me entertained and guessing. The twist near the end took me by complete surprise. ~ Amazon Customer
Title: Project Lexi
Series: The Lexi Series #1
Author: Lisa Survillas
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: June 19, 2014
Lexi Crandall’s world is turned upside down her junior year of high school. Her confession tears her family apart and leaves them broken. Looking for an escape after graduation, she heads out of town for college. Wracked with guilt and shame, she keeps to herself, befriending only her roommate, Paige.
Derek Fressen experiences one tragedy after another. After learning to cope with being raised by a single mom, he and his sister, Tiffany, become closer than ever. When Tiffany escapes for college, Derek takes the opportunity to leave his past behind as well.
San Francisco State University is where Lexi and Derek find themselves junior year, thrown into the most uncomfortable situation possible, a group project that requires each to open up about their past. Their grade depends upon the ability to prove to the professor through a class presentation that they truly learned about one another.
Painful memories and terrifying tests of courage propel Lexi to learn how to take baby steps in the healing process, and give hope of one day feeling normal. Although he feels he’s pretty well healed from the horrible events of his past, Derek is lonely and longing for a life of more.
Will Lexi and Derek be able to share enough of their lives with each other to pass the class? How much will Lexi let Derek help her in the process? Are their tragic pasts too much to overcome, or will love be in their future?
**NOTE: This book is intended for readers 18+ due to explicit sexual situations and alcohol consumption.**
The Tipping Point
by Walter Danley
Sure to Take Readers Off the Edge
… get your blood pumping, your heart racing and keeps you guessing right up to the end… can’t wait until the next one. … tailor-made adventure…triggers suspicions … you will find yourself wanting more.— Cyrus Webb “Conversations Book Club”
… thriller kept my attention from beginning to end. … smartly written… an iron-clad plot, believable characters … suspense to keep you guessing… This is a great read, … high-paced action thriller.— Bibliophile Book Reviews
Financial Suspense and Murder
Something sinister is going on at CapVest… covering a global playing field and lots of twists and turns…a fast-paced, riveting suspense story…I positively recommend this quality fiction novel.—Susan Uttendorfsky Adirondack Editing
Burke crested the ridge and shot down the exposed slope at top speed. The trail’s steepest section was a windblown, naked mountainside where icy wind crusted the snow into a slick, slippery stretch. Burke concentrated hard to keep his skis under him on the sheer incline. He leaned low, edging his skis into the hill. Burke heard the wind in his ears and the chattering steel cutting ice. He skied toward the spot where the trail turned back into the forest, across the ridge, and through a stand of mature Aspen.
I’m rating “Tipping Point” 3.5 Fangs. This was by no means an edge of your seat, nail biting, gripping story. It was more like a maze of characters, that by the time you wondered through everyone and got to the end, you weren’t overly surprised with the ending or how you got there. It kept my interest, but there were sections that I thought “I don’t care!!” with some of the accessory details. Some of my problems with the story were; It had clunky transitions between discussing Wainwrights investigating these accidents and his relationship with Lacey. There were times, it what to me seemed pretty serious moments of the investigation, and Wainwright starts thinking about how he feels in this new relationship or about his sons. Just didn’t flow well. Then there is what I believe a very difficult challenge of me believing that some of what the writer portrays as possible in 1978. There are areas in the book, regarding technology, crime tests, and travel, just to name a few, that I don’t believe were possible or were happening 36 years ago. I also had a hard time believing that Wainwright, who works as a real estate investor and has some type of Naval background (never discusses what kind) is able to investigate these accidents and be welcomed into the police investigation. The business aspect of the story and it’s ending were more easily believable. Overall, it’s not a bad story and was entertaining. Four Fangs.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Danley’s blue-collar background is far from the high-flying characters of The Tipping Point. He was born an Indiana Hoosier before Danley’s family moved to California when his father took employment as a machinist in a World War II defense plant.
Following D-Day, Walter Sr. reasoned that returning service men and women passing through the beautiful state of California might want to live there. He decided to be a home building contractor. His idea was good; the small error was that Danley’s dad built houses one at a time while contractors on the east coast built thousands at a time. However, this is the environment that young Walter grew up in; construction and real estate.
Much later, Walter served his country as a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman. After Corp School Danley, thinking Medical Doctor as his career goal, enrolled in a specialist school as an Operating Room Technician (read scrub nurse) and transferred to the San Diego Naval Hospital.
He had the good fortune to work on the sixth floor Sick Officers Quarters with the Navy’s best. It is the Chiefs of Staff for each service; Orthopedics, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and others that tend to the patients in SOQ, and this became fodder for his fantasized future career.
The US Navy had little interest in his post-Naval plans. Danley was eventually transferred to the Fleet Marine Force as a Medic at U.S. Marine Corps’ Weapons Training Battalion, San Diego. Young Marine Corp recruits spent weeks training with the Corp’s small arms weapons. With live ammunition in the hands of trainees, a Medic was required to be on duty on the firing range. The author reports that there are many stories from the firing range and that some of these will undoubtedly find their way into future Danley novels!
Following an honorable discharge and with a new wife, he found his way back to the construction industry, selling kitchen cabinets to tract house and apartment builders. With bidding new construction projects and attending college at night, it left little time to help his wife raise his first two sons.
It was at this time Danley was recruited to join a commercial real estate firm. The first few years were spent in the land business, managing sales crews on projects as varied as raw acreage, improved lots and commercial land suitable for shopping centers or industrial parks. That set the stage for moving into income properties. Danley spent most of his working career on the investment side of this business.
Danley’s five grown sons have parented many grandchildren for him while building their own successful careers. He credits their mother’s outstanding child rearing skills together with the wonderful influence of their stepmother, Christopher Norris—a Broadway, film, and television actress—for the fine family with which he is blessed. Walter and Christopher were married for eighteen years, during the boys’ formative years. She remains a good friend to the boys and Walter.
Danley reignited his education in mid-career at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, earning an MBA. Encouraged by the Pepperdine experience, he pursued a terminal degree in Management Theory at the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate School of Business.
A four-decade veteran of real estate investments on a national platform, Danley authored the course, Creative and Unconventional Finance and taught it at five campuses of the University of California Extension School for several years. During that period, Danley served on the UCLA Real Estate Advisory Board.
Walter lives in the Texas Hill Country, where he works on Inside Moves, the sequel to his suspense thriller, The Tipping Point. He confides that the Inside Moves will test his protagonist in ways unimagined in earlier works. Beyond that novel in Danley’s work in process and scheduled for release in 2016, is an as yet untitled stand-alone mystery. Danley describes it as a historical western but with a fantasy twist.
Walter will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. Additionally, Goddess Fish Productions will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.
by Sam Rook
The winged knights—magically altered humans—are the only ones defending the portal from Av’lor to Earth. With defeat imminent, they find an unlikely source of hope in software engineer, Kathryn.
Kathryn doubts her life could get any worse after the death of her mother and daughter. She realizes her mistake after she arrives on Av’lor with only part of her house and hungry creatures looking for their next meal. Once the knights bring her under their protection, she discovers their angry commander is far from welcoming.
“Just leave it alone, Lord Alextor.” Lanclor didn’t glance away from the window.
“Don’t you ‘Lord Alextor’ me, Lan.” Alextor grabbed his shoulder and swung him around. “Tell me what’s going on.” Alextor looked him in the eye, unwavering.
Lanclor glared at him, but knew Alextor was too stubborn to let it rest. He looked down at Alextor’s hand upon his shoulder. His friend quickly removed it. Lanclor walked over to his desk and sat down, placing his elbows upon the desk and clenching his hands together. “Yes, I had some luck.”
“Do you know who she was?” Alextor gave him an irritated look.
“Yeah. Someone I should never have gotten involved with.”
“She was that bad, huh? You’ll regroup next time, find someone better.”
Lanclor looked away, clenching his jaw. “Yeah.” He felt Alextor’s stare boring into the side of his head.
“By the Goddess.”
“What?” Lanclor looked up with an innocent expression that didn’t quite meet his eyes.
“You pursued someone you cared for.”
“I have no idea what you’re talking about.” Lanclor rose from his chair. “I have reports to do. We’ll have to talk later.”
“Bullshit. You write those reports for me, so if I don’t care about them right now, you shouldn’t either. Who was it, Lan?” Alextor leaned with both hands upon Lanclor’s desk, glaring at him.
Lanclor gave the window a momentary glance, then returned Alextor’s glare. “It’s not any of your business.” He cursed the despair in his voice.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Sam Rook lives in Vermont with her husband and two children. Her passion for fantasy novels began in high school with her desire to write following shortly thereafter. Software engineer by day, fantasy author by night, she strives to give her readers a chance to enjoy worlds that transport them away from the stress of everyday life.
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Sam Rook will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter.
Title: One Wild Ride
Series: Lords of Mayhem Series #2
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 6, 2015
Beneath her bubbling persona, Josephine Brooks hide a dirty little secret. Her obsession with M.C.’s stems from a source much closer to home. As the daughter of a reformed club whore, she’d always wondered about the lifestyle and her father. When the sparks fly between her and Moose while they help plan, her best friend Juliette’s wedding, she finds herself dragged head first into the life nearly destroyed her mother. On and off she’s struggling to find her role in Mayhem when the past comes to call.
Moose left Canada hell bent on freedom with no strings attached. He found his place as Secretary of the Lords of Mayhem. When his best friend gets engaged, it’s a given he fill the role best man. What he didn’t count on was the explosive chemistry between him and Joey. Torn between his need to roam and her offer of love he runs hot and cold. The choice becomes even harder when unexpected complications arise.
Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She’s always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration.
After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household.
She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.
Series: The X-Treme Boys Series
Author: Kay Manis
Genre: Sports Romance
When 25 year old Hindley Hagen is offered a new position at her prestigious Austin law firm, she’s ready for the new challenge, but completely unprepared for the familiar blue eyes staring back at her across the boardroom table. Keeping all his secrets is now her new profession, but if he discovers hers, she may lose everything.
Pro skateboarder Rory Gregor knows what it’s like to fall from grace in a sport he once dominated. After years of bad decisions and one-night-stands, he’s working hard to make a comeback. Hiring a new attorney may be what his team thinks he needs to rebuild his career, but what if it costs him his heart? Just when he’s poised for success, demons from his past threaten to ruin his chance for gold and a new love.
In a sport where trust means everything, this time, it may not be enough.
**In love and life, there is no such thing as a safe secret**
Hindley Hagen has worked hard to give her client the comeback he deserves. This time pro skateboarder Rory Gregor has won more than just the gold medal, he’s captured her heart.
But now she must choose—protect the one man who’s made her come alive for the first time in her life, or risk losing everything she’s worked hard for, including him. To save them both, Hindley must do the unthinkable. But protecting him means her own demons may surface, and from that there is no recovery.
As their need to be together grows to escalating heights with deadly consequences, will Hindley and Rory find the future together they deserve? Or will they discover that the one thing threatening to destroy them both is actually each other?
Welcome back Dana Di Grazio. You fell in love with her in SKATER BOY. Now it’s time to tell her story.
Dana Di Grazio is fearless and feisty, but struggling to find her purpose in life. Hiding behind a hardened exterior, she’s erected walls to protect herself from the devastating losses of her past. When thrust into the role of caretaker for pro motocross rider, Peter Fontenot, her fortitude is threatened and she fears he might be the one man to finally break down her walls.
When an unexpected accident forces X Games champion, Peter Fontenot to rely on a foul-mouthed, Italian spitfire, he’s surprised to find himself drawn to someone so crass and ill-suited. Suddenly, Peter must rethink the expectations of his well-planned life. Dana is the one thing he doesn’t want, but she may be the only thing he can’t live without.
Can the spark between two opposites create a lasting fire? Or will it detonate an explosion that leaves them both alone…forever.
** Sometimes caring for others helps you find yourself **
Dana Di Grazio has overcome emotional and physical pain all her life. But when the man she’s finally given her heart to walks out of her life after learning all her secrets, she’s left feeling abandoned and alone, unworthy of love.
Professional motocross rider Peter Fontenot is faced with a choice – stay with the one woman who’s captured his heart, or fulfill obligations from his past. When Dana’s life is threatened in unimaginable ways, will Peter be able to reconcile his former self in time to save her? Can he show Dana that her life does have a purpose? Or will his declaration of love be too late?
Find out in this dramatic conclusion to Moto Boy, book 3 in the X-Treme Boys Series.
NOTE: MY MOTO BOY is not a standalone book. It is the conclusion to Dana and Peter’s story (MOTO BOY, Book 3 in the X-Treme Boys Series). This book contains adult material and is not suitable for readers under 18.
While not necessary, it is suggested you read SKATER BOY and MY SKATER BOY first (Books 1 & 2 in the series) in order to meet Dana Di Grazio.
Kay Manis lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter and five pound Chihuahua affectionately named “Tiny.” When not writing or researching you’ll find Kay reading a good book, eating out with friends or napping.
Kay’s biggest goal in writing is to amuse, inspire and entertain. If she’s done that for you then she says she’ll always consider herself a success.
NORDIC LORDS MC BOXED SET
Author: Stacey Lynn
Genre: MC Romance
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THREE FULL-LENGTH NOVELS ALL IN ONE BOXED SET!!!
MEET THE MEN OF THE NORDIC LORDS MOTORCYCLE CLUB.
The first three books of this series have been combined to give you one steamy, suspenseful, and wild ride!
This Box Set Includes:
BOOK ONE: POINT OF RETURN, DAEMON AND OLIVIA’S STORY
BOOK TWO: POINT OF REDEMPTION, RYKER AND FAITH’S STORY
BOOK THREE: POINT OF FREEDOM: JADEN AND JULES’S STORY
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Series: Nordic Lords MC, #1
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Deceit. Destruction. Death.
Olivia Masters grew up familiar with all of them. The daughter of the President of the Nordic Lords Motorcycle Club, Olivia always knew she wanted nothing to do with any of it. Her plans were made to leave the town she grew up in as soon as she and her boyfriend, Daemon Knight, turned eighteen.
But then Olivia was shot. Her mother killed in front of her. Fleeing became her reality.
Forced to return to her hometown of Jasper Bay five years later, events beyond Olivia’s control put her directly back into the life she swore she’d never return to.
Her dad wants her back in the family. Daemon wants her in his bed.
But just as Olivia begins to accept her destiny, history finds a way to repeat itself.
This time, will Olivia be strong enough to fight for the family she once turned her back on? Or will she once again flee from the only life that has ever felt like home?
*Warning: Due to violence, language, and sexual content, this book is not recommended for readers under the age of 18.*
Series: Nordic Lords MC, #2
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Lies. Heartbreak. Betrayal.
No one knew the devastation of those three words more than Faith Winston and five years ago, she endured every one of them. All she wanted was to feel safe and marry the very man who promised to love her and protect her, Ryker Knight.
But growing up in the Nordic Lords Motorcycle Club, she should have known she couldn’t have a happy ending. Instead, her world became a nightmare. The bikers—her family—abandoned her, leaving her to crash without their safety net.
Ryker Knight has spent the last five years consumed with guilt, running from the ghosts that haunt him. That is until his past catches up with him the moment his brother needs his help. Returning home to Jasper Bay, he’s forced to face the same ghosts he was running from. Only to find that the woman he loved is trapped in a hell of her own, entrenched behind enemy lines —and it’s all his fault.
And even though Ryker’s life comes with priorities that he can’t – and won’t – turn his back on, he refuses to leave Jasper Bay until he’s found Faith.
But will she want to return to the life she’s always wanted even if Ryker is no longer capable of giving her what he once promised?
POINT OF FREEDOM
Series: Nordic Lords MC, #3
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Hatred. Desire. Broken Dreams.
Jules McAllister has loved and lost.
She experienced the gut wrenching pain of grief after her boyfriend, Scratch, a member of the Nordic Lords MC, died on the same night that she told him they were going to have a child.
Grief stricken and destroyed, she left Jasper Bay, unable to tell anyone the truth of what really happened that fateful night.
When her childhood friend, Olivia needs her, Jules realizes it’s time to return home and give her daughter what she wants most – a family.
But Jules didn’t count on the tumultuous emotions she would feel around Scratch’s brooding and angry brother, Jaden.
Jaden has vowed to never forgive Jules for, what he feels is her role his brother’s death. Being face to face with Jules again, who is now a mother to a young child, he finds that his anger hasn’t waned and swears to have nothing to do with mom or child.
But how can he reconcile the burning fury in his soul with the irrational urge to touch her? To taste her? To own her completely?
Can wounded hearts that still bleed ever be healed? And can two people broken by their pasts find freedom from their pain in each other?
Or will a night of passion destroy them both?
~ TEASERS ~
~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Stacey Lynn is the #1 Erotic Bestseller of Don’t Lie To Me. She lives in the midwest with her husband and four young children. She can usually be found lost inside her own head, trying to bring her characters to life. When she’s engaged in the real world, she’s spending time with her family, drinking large amounts of coffee, and eating Skittles by the handful.
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