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Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story by Jon Lapoma

Red Hot Heroes

Red Hot Heroes
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Starting Over
by Magen McMinimy
Genre: Military Romance
 
 
 
After running from the one man who could have mended her heart, Callie Sullivan has been finding comfort in her best friend, D. When heartbreaking news about D’s deployed husband, Adam, makes its way to the states, Callie focuses on helping her friend learn to survive after tragedy strikes.
Recently returned from Iraq, Luke Merrick learns about the attack on his former sergeant and best friend, Adam. Knowing D will need all the support she can get, Merrick finds himself back where he lost the one woman he thought could be his future.
With D’s heartache fresh and raw, now is hardly the time for Callie’s past to resurface, bringing new danger to those whom she wishes to protect and help heal. But life rarely gives Callie what she needs.

Magen started writing as a hobby. Having been one of those people obsessed with the world of the paranormal for as long as she can remember, she loves creating her own worlds for readers to get lost in. She see’s life as a constant balance of what we want and what we need. A balance  that we all have to create in our own way.
“Life is a constant balance of what we want and what that balance in her love of writing and cherishes every minute she’s fortunate enough chase her dreams. We need. It’s also a lot like a Battle. A battle that we all have to fight our own way. I choose to try and love and cherish every minute that I get to chase my crazy dreams and create a world and characters to get lost in.”
 
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Report for Booty
by Jodi Redford 

Mason Gamble and Nash Vincent are pros at making people sweat. As former Army Rangers who run the toughest, ball-busting fitness boot camp in Michigan, they take great pride in that fact. But thanks to the knockout brunette housesitting next door, suddenly they’re the ones experiencing excess perspiration. Fortunately, the perfect opportunity to be neighborly presents itself courtesy of a package delivery snafu.
Regan Wallace has trust issues. Specifically, trusting that her best friend won’t make good on her threat to send a Strip-O-Gram for Regan’s birthday. Is it any wonder she’d jump to the wrong conclusion when two gorgeous, camo-garbed hunks land on her front doorstep? Woops. The crazy part? They don’t seem the least bit scandalized or offended by her boneheaded blunder. Judging by the sinful heat in their eyes, they’re all too happy to provide her with a little two-on-one dirty dancing. For a woman recovering from a bad breakup, fielding the interest of two sex-on-a-stick men is both surreal and exhilarating. Indulging a three-way fling? Completely out of her comfort zone. But with her stay limited to a week, some no-strings-attached sex might be precisely what she needs to get her confidence back in stride.
None of them are prepared for the consequences of a sexy fling feeling like so much more. As Regan’s stay draws closer to an end, Mason and Nash realize there’s no way in hell they’re letting the perfect woman slip through their fingers. And when it comes to fighting for her love, there are no fitter warriors for the ultimate battle to her heart.
This Veteran’s Day, find home in the heart of our heroes with Report For Booty, part of the Red Hot Heroes multi-author series and stands alone for reading enjoyment.

At the ripe age of seven, Jodi Redford penned her first epic, complete with stick figure illustrations. Sadly, her drawing skills haven’t improved much, but her love of fantasy worlds never went away. These days she writes about fairies, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures, only with considerably more heat.She has won numerous contests, including The Golden Pen and Launching a Star. When not writing or working the day job, she enjoys gardening and way too many reality television shows.

You can find all of Jodi’s books on her author page at Amazon. You can also sign up for her newsletter at this link: http://eepurl.com/btQSlL She loves to hear from readers. You can email her at jodiredford@jodiredford.com and visit her online at www.jodiredford.com and her blog www.jodiredford.blogspot.com and Lust With a Laugh. You can also find her on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

 

 
 
Promise You
by Rene Folsom 

Danielle never realized just how much her brother meant to her until reality slapped her in the face, forcing her to wake up and pay attention. After a shattering tour overseas, Dylan returned home to live with Danielle. Knowing he needed more care than his sister could provide, Dylan invites his battle buddy, Travis, to come live with them.
After a rather unorthodox meeting, sparks begin to fly between Danielle and Travis. However, both of them know just how difficult it will be for their relationship to blossom without Dylan’s blessing, leaving them conflicted about how far they want to take it.  Travis wants nothing more than to earn Dylan’s approval—to promise that he will cherish her—always.
Once Travis realizes he can no longer keep his affection for Danielle a secret, things become complicated and the boundaries between friendship and love cloud his future.
This Veteran’s Day, find home in the heart of our heroes with Promise You, part of the Red Hot Heroes multi-author series and stands alone for reading enjoyment.

Rene Folsom, author of paranormal romance and erotica, lives in Florida with her husband and three kids. She has officially diagnosed herself with creative ADD and often has a million and one writing projects going at once. In addition to writing, she is also a graphic artist who enjoys creating custom book covers for indie authors. She is definitely an artist at heart and would love nothing more than to be elbow deep in clay during her waking hours.
Rene believes that all fiction is based on some form of reality—otherwise we would never have the inspiration or knowledge to dream up the realistic situations we portray with our words. She is proud to say that her personal experiences have been inspirational, though perhaps not always identical to that of her fictional characters. Where reality and fantasy diverge, however, must remain her little secret…

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Bash by Candace Blevins *review

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Bash, Volume I

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club

Book Three

Candace Blevins

 

Genre: Motorcycle Club,

Paranormal Romance, BDSM

 

Publisher: Excessica

 

Date of Publication:  October 16, 2015

 

Number of pages: 425

Word Count:  63,000

 

Cover Artist: Syneca Featherstone

 

Book Description:

 

What do you get when you mix a bad-ass werewolf biker with a beautiful she-wolf who grew up as the MC President’s daughter?

 

Sparks.  

 

Book one of the Bash trilogy…

 

Angelica was raised not only as a biker’s daughter, but as Bud’s daughter — the president of the Atlanta RTMC, which meant she also had dozens of ‘uncles’ who made sure she was safe, happy, loved, secure.

 

Needless to say, her virginity was still solidly intact when she left for college.

 

She goes to school up north, where no one knows she’s a biker’s daughter at heart, and thoroughly enjoys her time as a civilian. She gets rid of her pesky virginity right away, but is mostly a good girl while she buckles down to get her degree, staying at school even during the summers to take as many classes as she can fit in.

 

She’s a different person when she comes home with her Master’s degree, and in spite of her intention to remain a civilian, some of the bikers don’t seem so much like uncles, anymore.

 

Warning: Lots of hot sex, a touch of BDSM, and an abundance of bad-ass werewolf bikers who are used to getting their way.

 

This is book one of a three book story. There’s a tiny cliffhanger at the end, but only three weeks until book two releases.

 

 

 

Excerpt:

 

Chapter Two

 

Eight years ago

 

Angelica

 

 

Kayla met me in the bathroom after last period, and watched as I changed out of my super tiny mini-skirt into jeans. God, if my dad saw me in this skirt he’d have an aneurism.

“I can’t believe you lost Brain. God, Ang, he’s the best biker-bitch you’ve had yet.”

Speaking of aneurisms, my dad nearly had one when he found out Kayla called me Ang. He calls me Angel, but says no one else is allowed to shorten my name. One of the reasons I love Kayla is she isn’t afraid of my dad, or any of the other bikers, and she just kept calling me what she wanted.

I shrugged as I buttoned my jeans and stowed the skirt in my backpack. “I got one of the new guys, I’ve only met him a couple of times. He looks like he’s pissed at the world, and I seriously doubt he’s going to be any fucking help at all with my calculus or chemistry homework.”

“He have a cool name?” she asked as we left the bathroom.

“Bash, and best I can tell, it isn’t ‘cause he’s bashful. And damn, the boy is beautiful.” And he’d be so fucking pissed if he knew I’d called him a boy.

“How you gonna break him in?”

I shook my head. “Haven’t decided. He’s actually kinda scary, even for one of my dad’s men. Also, I don’t think he’s that much older than us. I know when he first came, he couldn’t have even the prospect patch yet, ’cause he wasn’t old enough. They treated him like one, which had to suck, but he didn’t get his first patch until a few weeks ago, so I think he just turned eighteen.”

“You know his story?”

I shook my head. “He has a fucked up accent though. He isn’t from around here.”

Kayla showed the assistant principal the note from her mom saying she could ride home with me, and he waved us to the RTMC vehicle waiting in the car line.

I got into the front passenger seat and settled my backpack at my feet as I put my seatbelt on and told him, “Bash, meet Kayla. She’s my BFF and you’re her ride now, too. Not just mine.”

He breathed deep, and I assumed he’d just realized she’s human and not wolf, and I added, “We have a problem, you take care of her first, then me. I can handle myself a few minutes, but she isn’t a fighter. Get me?”

He pulled forward and glanced in his rear view mirror at Kayla before looking forward again. “My orders are to keep you safe, Princess.”

I sighed and leaned my head back, looking at the road instead of him. “Those are your orders from my dad. Thing is, I can make your life a living hell if I want, or I can help make this a cushy assignment until you get your patch. I’ve grown up in the club, I know the drill. When Kayla and I became best friends in the fourth grade, our dads had a talk. Their agreement was she’d come to the house, but never to the club, and there’d be no parties at our house when she’s over. She hasn’t been around ya’ll much at all. Her parents have met my prospect chauffeurs over the years, and they’re mostly chilled about it now, but they’ll need to meet you sometime this week.”

“Basically,” Kayla said from the backseat, “you’re our bitch now. You’re our ride when we need one, and you go get stuff we need, even if it’s tampons at two in the morning. You’ll carry our packages for us when we go shopping at the mall, and if we ask if our ass looks fat when we try on clothes, you’ll be honest and tell it to us straight from a guy’s perspective.”

“And not,” I added, my voice low and deep, “from my father’s viewpoint.” I held my wolf in, so I didn’t growl at him in front of Kayla. “I know you’re supposed to cock-block us, but I also know you can’t actually hurt any of the guys.” He held his hand up, thinking he could silence me, and I said, “Fuck you, asshole. I’ll talk when I fuckin’ want to.”

He pulled into a church parking lot, put the SUV into park, tossed his cellphone into the little compartment in the dash, and got out.

Bash might only be eighteen, but he wasn’t a boy. He paced like a caged animal and I realized he was on the edge. This wasn’t a wolf thing, though — it was something else. He moved with a lethal, fluid grace that set something inside me on fire, and I didn’t get out of the vehicle, knowing he’d smell it on me.

I’d had a crush on my prospect when I was twelve, and my dad had given me someone else and then hadn’t assigned anyone else who was my type, since. Brain had truly been like a big brother to me. I mean, I knew he was dangerous, all the men of the RTMC are, but to me, they mean safety. I’m their little sister, the president’s daughter, and they’ll all protect me with their life.

I instinctively knew Bash didn’t necessarily represent safety for me, though.

With his back to me, he said, “Out of the car, Princess. You and I need to have a talk without your friend hearing.”

My insides shook from the threat of violence in his voice, and I didn’t want to get out of the car. I reminded myself he couldn’t hurt me without risking my dad’s wrath, and felt my body chilling out. I couldn’t go outside smelling of fear — he’d eat me alive.

I heard him with my wolf hearing, but Kayla wouldn’t have a clue he’d spoken. I sighed and told her, “Stay here a sec. Maybe we pushed him too hard? I’m gonna go talk to him.”

“He’s kind of scary, Ang.”

“My dad wouldn’t have assigned someone who’d hurt us, Kayla. I’ll just go talk to him a second. It’ll be okay.”

As I got out of the car, I suddenly wasn’t so sure my dad wouldn’t have upped his game with my prospects. He and my mom had a huge argument last week, but she convinced him it was time he let me start double-dating with an early curfew. She’d successfully argued they had to let me take baby-steps and learn responsibility slowly, or I’d go wild when I went off to college without him around to supervise my every move. He’d finally agreed to it, but only if my prospect tagged along. It was more than I’d hoped for, but at the time I’d thought it’d be Brain.

As I got out, Bash said, “Leave your cellphone — and anything else with a battery — in the car.”

This was standard RTMC procedure when we wanted to make sure we weren’t recorded. Apparently, he was gonna say stuff my dad wouldn’t approve of. I tossed my phone onto the dashboard, turned the radio up a little, and told Kayla, “I’ll be back in a minute.”

I followed him off the parking lot pavement into grass, assuring myself all the while that my dad wouldn’t have sent someone likely to hurt me. Still, Bash was harsher than the other guys my dad had assigned me, and I needed to be careful with my strategy. As soon as I caught up to him, he said, “Here’s the way it’s gonna be, Princess. I may not be able to bash any of your boy-toys’ heads in with witnesses around, but that don’t mean I can’t do it later. You want ‘em to live? You make sure they stay on my good side. Nobody disrespects someone in the RTMC, not even a prospect.” His voice deepened, and I heard his wolf. “Second thing, is you may be under RTMC protection, but you’re a split tail, and that means you do what you’re told. You want me to show you respect? You show it to me. I’ll throw your words right back at ya — we can either get along, or not. I don’t give a flying fuck which you choose, Princess. You think you can make my life hell? You have no idea what I can do to yours.”

Yeah, this I could work with. I gave him a half smile and shrugged one shoulder. “Take a deep breath, Bash. You smell any fear comin’ off me?”

He took a whiff, shook his head, his eyes suddenly a touch uncertain.

“My dad stopped assigning me guys I could walk all over when I was about eight. He’s miscalculated a few times, though he quickly gave me someone new once he figured it out. So, I can’t boss you around — okay, I get it.” I offered my hand. “Truce?”

He shook his head. “No, Princess. No truce just yet. Let’s give it a couple of days, see where we stand then.”

 

 

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All in all I give this book 4 fangs. I thought it was a good story, I kind of wish it was a little longer, I felt that by the time I really started getting into the story it was over and telling me the next book will be out in a few weeks. I like the whole Werewolf Motorcycle Club idea. Weres are meant to be big and sexy and a little scary and the author does a good job of making Bash all of those things. If we have learned anything from Sons of Anarchy it’s that sometimes Motorcycle Clubs are a little seedy and live in an underworld of sorts. This has that aspect, as well as us getting to see that with Angelica being a Were isn’t necessarily strictly that tough ready to kill life. She gets out, goes to MIT, fits in in that life, she comes home and can both have a life out side the MC and inside it. I’m excited for the next book in the series but I also know that I will probably wait for the third and read them all together. That was the only thing I didn’t like about this book; it felt like one book cut into three parts rather than a series of three books.

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About the Author:

 

Candace Blevins is a southern girl who loves to travel the world. She lives with her husband of 17 years and their two daughters. When not working or driving kids all over the place she can be found reading, writing, meditating, or swimming.

Candace writes BDSM Romance, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and is currently writing a kick-ass Motorcycle Club series.

 

Her Safeword Series gives us characters who happen to have some extreme kinks. Relationships can be difficult enough without throwing power exchange into the mix, and her books show characters who care enough about each other to fight to make the relationship work. Each book in the Safeword series highlights a couple with a different BDSM issue to resolve.

Her urban fantasy series, Only Human, gives us a world where weredragons, werewolves, werelions, three different species of vampires, as well as a variety of other mythological beings exist.

 

Candace’s two paranormal romance series, The Chattanooga Supernaturals and The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, are both sister series to the Only Human series, and give some secondary characters their happily ever after.

 

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The Best Laid Wedding Plans by Lynnette Austin

The Best Laid Wedding Plans
by Lynnette Austin
Genre: Contemporary Romance

With love in their hearts and  crafting the perfect wedding on their minds, the possibilities are endless for the ladies of Lynette Austin’s new Magnolia Brides series. SOME DREAMS ARE WORTH WHATEVER IT TAKES Jenni Beth Beaumont left her broken heart behind when she took her dream job in Savannah. But after her brother’s death, Jenni Beth returns home to help mend her parents’ hearts as well as restore their beautiful but crumbling antebellum mansion. New dreams take shape as Jenni Beth sets to work replacing floors and fixing pipes to convert the family homestead into the perfect wedding destination. However, some folks in their small Southern town are
determined to see her fail.

Cole Bryson was once the love of Jenni Beth’s life, but the charming architectural salvager has plans of his own for the Beaumont family home. As the two butt heads, old turmoil is brought to the surface and Cole and Jenni Beth will have to work through some painful memories and tough realities before they can set their pasts aside and have a second chance at their own happily ever after.

The luxury of staying home when the weather turns nasty, of working in PJs and bare feet, and the fact that daydreaming is not only permissible but encouraged, are a few of the reasons middle school teacher Lynnette Austin gave up the classroom to write full-time. Lynnette grew up in Pennsylvania’s Alleghany Mountains, moved to Upstate New York, then to the Rockies in Wyoming. Presently she and her husband divide their time between Southwest Florida’s beaches and Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. A finalist in RWA’s Golden Heart Contest, PASIC’s Book of Your Heart
Contest, and Georgia Romance Writers’ Maggie Contest, she’s published five books as Lynnette Hallberg. Having grown up in a small town, that’s where her heart takes her—to those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody…and all their business, for better or worse.
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Pawn of The Crown by Cassie Clover *review

Pawn of the Crown
All the Queen’s Heirs Book 2
by Cassie Clover
Genre: YA Fantasy
 
 
 
Life at court isn’t full of peace or quiet for Royal Seer Kimess as she serves the Lazrel queen. With a royal engagement propping up the peace treaty, Kimess and Prince Nemal head to Bachal as guests of their king. It’s not easy but being up close with charming unicorn and fierce dragon shifters is a new experience. Kimess and Nemal hope to find some private time but are surrounded by security droids plus their own entourage. The queen’s directives are many: spy, make friends, don’t trigger a war, and capture a traitor—dead or alive. Kimess and her friends are balancing their delicate mission fairly well until a couple other royal visitors arrive—revealing secrets that ignite chaos.

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Loved it!!!!! Is always great when the second book on a series starts right were the other left you hanging and it sucks you right in.
This book is a different type of paranormal with a bit of sci-fi in it.
Once again I really like Kimess and how she now deals with politics on the crazy takes the Queen send her.
Really good read and recommend to any ya paranormal fan.
Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock.
I give this book  5 fangs!!!!!!


Sixteen year old, Lady Kimess, is expected to one day inherit the role of Royal Seer. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, Kimess steps up now. Untrained, and ill prepared, she doesn’t have a choice. Her remaining family’s safety, as well as her life, rest in the hands of the Queen of Lazrel. Kimess isn’t without allies—even royal ones. Both of the queen’s sons have shown support. If she’s not careful, a friendship with either prince could prove deadly.

 

Kimess’ telepathic and prophetic abilities are called into action when a delegation from the bordering empire arrives to renegotiate a treaty. Mistrust and rumors from every corner of the kingdom swirl around her. Under constant guard in the castle, the only way Kimess can keep her life and one day earn her freedom is by giving the queen everything she requires—no matter the risks.

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Lady Kimess a 16 year old that is thrown into the role of royal seer without any training due to her mothers death.  She is feisty and will do what needs to be done.
I really liked that Kimess is a strong young girl that keeps going after tragedy strikes.  Her powers are new to her and keep growing but she will do what she needs in order to keep safe.
I have to say I really like the book and will keep Cassie on my TBR for the future.
Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock.
I give this book  5 fangs!!!!!!
 
Cassie Clover is a Chicago girl who writes YA…currently Epic Fantasy with Magic and Tiaras. She loves meeting readers, binge watching TV shows, wasting time watching You Tube, writing as much as possible, and making up stuff.
Cats over dogs. Chocolate over vanilla. Lime over lemon…gotta make decisions!
 
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Redemption River Men of Mercy by Lindsay Cross

Redemption River
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by Lindsay Cross
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Military Romance
Hunter James didn’t want or need redemption.
Until one mission turns his world upside down.
He left Mercy to fight for his country and escape a broken heart. Years later, he is hard. Cold. A man without mercy.  Part of an elite Task Force, he tracks a brutal terrorist to his home town. And runs into the woman who betrayed him…
 Evangeline Videl was destroyed when Hunter left. Determined to move on, she finds another man, but discovers too late the monster hidden beneath his smooth smile. Struggling to find the conviction to live, Evie finds her life spinning out of control.
Then Hunter returns…
Forced to band together to find the terrorist before its too late, Hunter and Evie must learn to forgive or risk losing the promise of redemption and their lives…

 

Ranger James accepted his best friend’s death like a good soldier. 

With guilt. Regret. Vengeance. But a forbidden desire keeps pulling him from his mission…

Desire for his best friend’s widow.

Killed in Action. That’s why Amy Carter’s husband wasn’t coming home. 

A war widow, alone and broke, Amy struggles to revive her family’s crop dusting service to survive. Now she takes to the skies to find escape. Escape from the pain. From the guilt. From the earth-shattering desire for her husband’s best friend. 

Amy and Ranger can’t fight the attraction between them any longer. But one fateful night cleaves their new found love in two…

Can they find the will to fight for true love? Or will an evil so shocking destroy their lives for good?
 
 

 

They say you can’t go home again. Jared Crowe never wanted to. 

Home meant facing memories of abuse and neglect. Of dark closets and evil nightmares. Of his own relatives intent on killing him. But now his brother’s kidnapping forces him to face those demons. Only this time, Jared isn’t a scared little boy. He’s a full-grown Special Forces operative bent on revenge.

As a little girl, Sparrow Pickney risked her life to free two abused boys. As a grown woman Sparrow needs to earn a place in her adopted family’s business or be forced into a life of degradation. The chance to prove her family loyalty comes when she catches Jared spying on the compound and captures him.

When Jared sees his captor, he realizes she’s the girl of his dreams and vows to rescue her from a life of poverty. What Jared doesn’t know is Sparrow may not be the savior he remembers…but the one responsible for abducting and torturing his brother.

Jared is determined to find the truth. But that truth may be more than his heart can take.
 
 
Lindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams – a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband’s deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation.
An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After years of reading, she discovered her true passion – writing. Her alpha military men are damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and determined to win the heart of the woman of their dreams.
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Letter from Hell by M. Lee Mendelson *Review

About the Book

letter-from-hell-by-m-lee-mendelsonTitle: Letter from Hell

Author: M. Lee Mendelson

Genre: Horror

A simple, routine call to 911 unexpectedly erupts into a grisly suicide. Mike, a well-seasoned deputy is uncharacteristically disturbed by the gruesome scene. Who was this tortured soul, and why did this happen? Innocently, most of us accept our destiny. We assume our life experiences are the result of mere chance. Few of us discover that our fate is actually an orchestrated tapestry woven from beyond our world. When that influencing weaver is from the netherworld, you may likely find yourself on a dark, terrifying, and tragic journey. What if you discovered a letter penned by a desperate soul from beyond the grave, a literal letter from hell? What if that letter could alter your perception of reality by revealing that you are not in control? Would you dare read it?

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This is the story of Michael Carson Jr. We meet Michael the summer before he starts high school. He’s chubby and unpopular so he decides to change his life.
Sarah Shilling moves in the neighborhood that summer and meets Mike and falls hard for him. Only one problem Mike doesn’t fall for her the same way. Sarah has serious emotional problems and ends up being locked away and Mike forgets all about her.
Years later Mike becomes a policeman in a small town in Florida and starts investigating a cult devoted to a demon called Moloch.
He meets the love of his life and seems outwardly to lead a blessed life, but occasionally he sees snippets of the supernatural.
What happens through the story leads up to a WOW ending that I never saw coming, the author lulls you into a sense of safety and then hits you between the eyes with a major twist. I really really enjoyed this story and will definitely be looking forward to reading more from this author.
Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock.
5 creeped out fangs.

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A first time author, M. Lee Mendelson and his wife Yvonne have six children between them, three boys and three girls. Yes–the Brady Bunch. He was inspired and encouraged by Yvonne to write his first book after he proposed the concept to her. M. Lee never dreamt of writing anything before his first book, but has now discovered he has a passion for writing, with one idea after another pouring out of him. A rare native Floridian, M. Lee recently retired from a career as a full-time firefighter and part-time law enforcement officer. His twenty-six years of experience on the streets have given him a vast array of experiences; some good, some bad. His recent retirement allows him much more freedom to dedicate to his newfound obsession with the written word. His first book, “Letter From Hell,” is a complex horror novel with a little something for everyone M. Lee’s real-life experiences, coupled with an active and vivid imagination, allow his stories to come alive. Striving to paint pictures with words, he immerses the reader into his scenes. His ambition is that people will enjoy reading his work and deem it worthy to recommend to others.

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The Vampire, The Handler and Me by Eileen Sheehan *Review

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The Vampire, The Handler, and Me

Eileen Sheehan

 

Genre:  paranormal romance

 

Publisher:  Eternal Press, LLC

 

Date of Publication: September 1, 2015

 

ISBN: 978-1629293110

ASIN:  B01494XZB8

 

Number of pages:  202

Word Count: 100 k

 

Cover Artist:  Dawne Dominique

 

Book Description:

 

In a romantic triangle of good and bad, it’s hard to tell who is good and who is bad.

 

Lizzy Ewing is caught in a romantic triangle between a two enemies; the handsome vampire, Nevi, and the hunky handler, Geoffrey. A handler herself, Lizzy must choose between Nevi and Geoffrey. One wants her for all the right reasons and one doesn’t.

 

Will she discover who is who before the bad destroys the good?

 

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/_uPA_tE9aU8

 

Amazon     BN    Eternal Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt:

 

“My name is Nevi, Nevi Sharpe,” he said with a deep, sultry accent. “May I ask with whom I have the pleasure of sharing scratch-off tickets?”

 

I wanted to answer him but I was still stuck on stupid. I opened my mouth to speak and absolutely nothing came out.

 

How embarrassing.

 

How ridiculous.

 

How mortifying.

 

He was just a man, after all. What was my issue?

 

I just couldn’t move past the sense of magnificence that permeated the air around him. It was both electrifying and nerve wracking.

 

“You have a phone call,” blurted the bland voice of Miss Congeniality as she approached my newly discovered god-man with a cordless phone.

 

“Please excuse me,” he murmured in my direction as he snapped the phone from the clerk’s hand, obviously unhappy to be disturbed.

 

“Lizzy. Lizzy Ewing,” I forced past my lips as he stood up. “My name’s Lizzy Ewing.”

 

I could feel flames consume my cheeks when I realized how desperate my voice must have sounded. He studied me with dancing eyes—momentarily forgetting his annoyance about the phone call.“Nice to meet you, Lizzy Ewing,” he said warmly. “Please excuse me.”

 

With that, he lifted the phone unceremoniously to his ear and disappeared through a doorway behind the counter. I assumed it led to his office. At the faint sound of another door shutting behind that door, I felt I assumed right.

 

The clerk shuffled through the array of lotto tickets spread out on the counter in front of me with a notable smirk on her broad, acne infested face before looking up at me. “That’ll be twenty-five dollars,” she stated smugly.

 

I stood there looking at her for a brief moment while it registered with me…I was getting stuck with the entire bill of my not so private scratch-off tryst!

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“The Vampire, The Handler and Me”, by Eileen Sheehan is a classic love triangle between Lizzy, Geoffrey and Nevi. Lizzy is drawn both to Geoffrey and Nevi throughout most of the story as she learns that her life as what she believed was a simple human existence turns into a world of supernatural beings. I personally did not enjoy this book and rate it a 3 fangs. I felt that from the beginning it was a very slow read and not because of it’s length. Lizzy frustrated me greatly, in that she was often portrayed as this great independent woman, but she constantly showed her dependence on others and when pushed came to shove for her to step up and be the true heroine, I felt she kind wimped out. I found it frustrating that it is continuously discussed how because Nevi is this centuries old vampire, that he had such antiquated forms of speech and ways of thinking and that Lizzy was this modern day woman, but I found her belief system, speech pattern and ways of thinking completely outdated. I felt that there were scenes in the book that were possibly put in to build drama, but did nothing to assist in the story line. Without revealing to much of the ending; I never had that “ah ha” moment where I said “I knew it was him” or “oh my god, I can’t believe it was him”, because I never felt that the ultimate villainous character was ever built up to be that way and I had more “WHAT?!?!” moments. Sadly, this book was more of an eye roller then a page turner.

About the Author:

 

Eileen Sheehan lives in her native upstate New York where she enjoys the beauty of the New York Countryside.

 

When she is not sitting at the computer creating a new fantasy, she can be found helping her clients through her holistic business as Lena Sheehan a.k.a. Psychic Lena.

 

She takes advantage of her experiences, wisdom and knowledge of the paranormal and often finds ways to insert them into her writings.

 

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Letter From hell by M. Lee Mendelson *Review

About the Book

letter-from-hell-by-m-lee-mendelsonTitle: Letter from Hell

Author: M. Lee Mendelson

Genre: Horror

A simple, routine call to 911 unexpectedly erupts into a grisly suicide. Mike, a well-seasoned deputy is uncharacteristically disturbed by the gruesome scene. Who was this tortured soul, and why did this happen? Innocently, most of us accept our destiny. We assume our life experiences are the result of mere chance. Few of us discover that our fate is actually an orchestrated tapestry woven from beyond our world. When that influencing weaver is from the netherworld, you may likely find yourself on a dark, terrifying, and tragic journey. What if you discovered a letter penned by a desperate soul from beyond the grave, a literal letter from hell? What if that letter could alter your perception of reality by revealing that you are not in control? Would you dare read it?

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This story follows the life of Michael Carson, a decorated police officer who later became a lawyer, following the path of his late father, who was a defense attorney himself. I would love to give a synopsis of this beautiful yet creepy and enticing story, but I think I would do it no justice. I don’t even think that the synopsis provided by the book did it justice. So I will just talk about the story (sorry if there are spoilers, which I will hopefully keep to a minimum) and give my thoughts on what transpired. 

I split the book down to three acts. The first act is the introduction. This is where we meet and get to know the background story of Mike. His early years don’t start off so good. We learn that Mike was a social outcast in his middle school. He was overweight, suffered from acne, and got bullied on a regular. So, before he entered high school, he made the drastic decision to change his outer appearance and hoped that it would gain him a little noticeability. This succeeds and he goes on to become quite popular in school, becoming the football quarterback, getting a scholarship to a great university, and even befriending his once known bully from middle school. Life was looking up for him. In this introduction, we also briefly meet Sarah, a new neighbor of Mike’s, who witnesses his transformation and grows to like him… a little too much, maybe? She becomes a little too emotionally attached to Mike and gets locked up for mental reasons. Mike moved on, not really paying too much attention to notice her, and began his new brighter life.

Act two is the meat and potatoes of Mike’s adult life. He goes from football star to one of the most respected police officers in the county he worked for. But his life wasn’t always so glorious. Those perks came with a lot of downers and sadness, but I won’t spoil the fun of those events. And act three is the “when stuff hits the fan” act to me. This is when all the craziness happened that had my jaw permanently dropped down to the floor. Let me just say here that I tip my hat off to Mr. Mendelson because man! Nothing about what you threw at your readers was predictable. Even the insane twist ending, which I kind of guessed, but only really late in the game, blew my mind away. When I say my jaw was permanently dropped, I wasn’t joking. Thank God my nephew’s bib was next to me so I could sap up the drool. Reading what happened in the final act was intense. I mean now when I think about it, there were obvious signs that the characters should have known to pay attention too. I found myself yelling at the book, like I would a movie, when something suspicious happened that the characters should’ve been cautious about. The book wasn’t overly scary and terrifying, but boy did it send chills up my spine. And my emotions were all over the place. One minute I’m so happy for the characters and find myself smiling and laughing like a goof, and the next minute I’m jaw dropped, sad and gloomy. When my emotions run wild like that, I know I’m reading a good book, and Mr. Mendelson, this here is a great book. And the fact that I couldn’t predict any of your next moves only heightened my opinion. Kudos to you good sir! 

I will say this though; this book is not a personal preference for me. I don’t like reading about crazy cult fanatics or reading about intense murders or sacrifices, but imagine that even though I don’t fancy this genre, I liked this book. So it gets 5 fangs from me! I recommend it to horror readers, readers who do like reading occult mysteries, and crime/murder drama readers.

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Author Bio

A first time author, M. Lee Mendelson and his wife Yvonne have six children between them, three boys and three girls. Yes–the Brady Bunch. He was inspired and encouraged by Yvonne to write his first book after he proposed the concept to her. M. Lee never dreamt of writing anything before his first book, but has now discovered he has a passion for writing, with one idea after another pouring out of him. A rare native Floridian, M. Lee recently retired from a career as a full-time firefighter and part-time law enforcement officer. His twenty-six years of experience on the streets have given him a vast array of experiences; some good, some bad. His recent retirement allows him much more freedom to dedicate to his newfound obsession with the written word. His first book, “Letter From Hell,” is a complex horror novel with a little something for everyone M. Lee’s real-life experiences, coupled with an active and vivid imagination, allow his stories to come alive. Striving to paint pictures with words, he immerses the reader into his scenes. His ambition is that people will enjoy reading his work and deem it worthy to recommend to others.

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The Five Warriors by Angela J. Ford

About the Book

TFW front cover 6Title: The Five Warriors

Author: Angela J. Ford

Genre: YA Fantasy

What if…
your best friend started a rebellion in the middle of a war?
your lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?
your people were too cowardly to face a battle?
you stole an ancient power source?
you gambled with the fate of the world?
Join five powerful warriors each with a unique ability and magical weapons. Their quest is to discover where the transformed creatures are coming from and put a stop to it.
Along the way they run into treacherous immortals, sea monsters, powerful beasts of the air and talking animals.
Each has their own reasoning for joining the quest, but one carries a deadly secret which just might be the destruction of them all.

Author Bio

_Q7B3624Angela J. Ford is an imaginative and entertaining writer who creates stories of fanciful worlds that enable young adults to confidently believe in possibilities and overcome differences to be stronger together.

Born in Ann Arbor, MI, and raised in Alabaster, AL, she moved to Nashville, TN, where she currently resides, to pursue a degree in Music Business at Belmont University.

Although her career has not been largely focused on creative writing, it has been an integral part of her lifestyle. Brought up as a bookworm and musician, she began writing The Four Worlds, a fantasy action, adventure series at the age of 12. The storyline of those books was largely based off of creative games she played with her sisters.

Originally finished when she was 16, after college, Angela began to re-write the Four Worlds Series, bringing it from a child’s daydream to an adventure young and old alike can enjoy. Inspired by fairy tales, high magic and epic fantasy, you’ll enjoy your adventures within the Four Worlds.

If you happen to be in Nashville, you’ll mostly likely find her at a local coffee shop, enjoying a white chocolate mocha and furiously working on her next book. Make sure you say hello!

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