Book Review: Along Came December by Jay Allisan

She watched him die. She won’t watch his killer live. Eighteen months ago, homicide detective Shirley Mordecai witnessed a bomb tear her husband apart, and her life is still in fragments. Panic attacks threaten her career. Bitterness alienates her friends. And her husband’s killer is about to stand trial, pleading not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Mordecai’s poised to snap. But vengeance comes at a cost, and Mordecai still has a lot to lose. A series of murders has gripped the city, and Mordecai’s roommate and best friend is a lot closer to the investigation than she’d like. As the trial begins and Mordecai’s grief comes to a head, her obsession with revenge costs her everything she has left—including her best friend’s trust,

Alone, broken, and out of hope, it’s all Mordecai can do not to let the memory of the life she lost pull her under for good. But a knock on the door reminds her there’s another killer out there, and that her best friend’s still in the line of fire. …(condensed)

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Author Interview – William L. Spencer

Author interview time!

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This month, I’d like to introduce you to a short story author, William Spencer. William and I are members of a writing site, and he always has good advice to share. He lives in San Diego, is married with two children and two grandchildren. For ten years he ran his own communications consulting business, and before that he was the national creative director for KPMG’s employee benefit consulting practice. And, he loves classical music.

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Author Interview – E. D. Martin

41DvKFZ0VqL._UX250_First Monday of the month! Author interview time. My favorite day of the month. I have a really kick-butt author of contemporary literary women’s fiction, coming of age author. I love her stories because they are full of a healthy dose of real life. E.D. Martin is a wonderful writer and an amazing person. I met her on a writing site. She is rather shy and quiet, but always has great advice about the writing and publishing industry.

She doesn’t talk a lot, but when she does, you might want to listen.

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Book Review: Radio Nowhere by Lee Beard

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After 99.9% of the earth’s population – and apparently, all the adults – dies in just under a month, the remaining teens and children are left confused, scattered, and dangerously unsupervised. A tech-savvy latchkey kid, an abused arsonist, and a girl who slept through the apocalypse must battle the elements, wild animals, and roving bands of feral children in order to reach their refuge. Deep in Oklahoma lies the small college town of Nowhere; there, a mysterious old man broadcasts to them via the college radio station, beckoning them to safety.

 

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Facebook Takeover with Ophelia Bell

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I’m so excited about this! I’ve wanted to be in one of Ophelia Bell’s Valentine’s Day takeovers for a very long time, and I’m in! If you’ve never been to a Facebook Takeover Event, you’re missing out on a ton of fun and some great prizes. Plus, you discover new authors, find great books to read and have fun interacting with everyone.

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Author Interview – Alexandro Chen

15895882_10212044488892767_8711452962483954688_oWhen I put out the call to authors for interviews, Alex answered. I was very impressed with his writing and presence in the writing community, so that meant I had to have him for an interview. He is a very active member of Medium and publishes there frequently. His stories are amazing.

 

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Book Review: Epoch Earth: The Great Glitch by Toasha Jiordano

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I was thirteen the first time I watched someone glitch out and die. Things went downhill from there.
Forcibly chipped by the Sister Nations. Then forcibly un-chipped.
For those who didn’t comply, The Great Glitch was swift justice.
I’m Synta, one of those Children of the Resistance, and by Stone I’m gonna get us off this planet!

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Book Review: Hypatia of Alexandria by Laurel A. Rockefeller

51ZfcEQkyiL._SY346_As the western world fell into darkness, she dared defend the light.

Born in 355 CE in the aftermath of Constantine’s reign, Hypatia of Alexandria lived in a collapsing Roman Empire, a world where obedience to religious authorities trumped science, where reason and logic threatened the new world order. It was a world on the edge of the Dark Ages, a world deciding the question of science verses religion, freedom verses orthodoxy, tolerance verses hate.

For over 40 years, Hypatia stood between the dark ages and the light of classical philosophy, arts, and sciences. Though none of her books survived the aggressive book burnings of religious zealots, her legacy remains that of one of the greatest scientists of all time.

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Book Review: Rob’s Rebellion: Novels of Aleyne by Margaret Fieland

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Colonel Rob Walker always does his duty, even when it means risking shaky relationship with his family. When he’s ordered to bring the treaty negotiations between the Terran Federation and the Aleyni to a successful conclusion, he’s determined to do just that, even when both sides would rather he fail. How can Rob pull off a miracle and avoid a war, one where both sides could be destroyed?

 

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Book Review: August Nights by Bree M. Lewandowski

51A4+SkEGlL._UY250_Kane Sah lives his life in a straight line. Years ago, personal tragedy dropped a little girl into his world who needed him above everything else. A military career crushed because of her, he fell back on years of dance training and opened a ballroom studio. But between his business and little Kelsey, there’s no room in his days for a detour.
Until one night, a pair of brown eyes makes him look left…
Willa is everyone’s favorite bartender at Nero Nites. But lately, life behind the bar at the nightclub has been bland as day-old pilsner. That is, until a chance dance lesson in the arms of a man with a voice like a summer storm bursts open her world with music and sensuality.
But responsibilities don’t stop for infatuation. And memories of growing up in a mud-puddle-nothing town get in the way.
Can the melody and rhythm of love drown out the doubts?
A love story novella about taking chances for the heart.
A romance that glows under August Nights.

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