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I Want It All

As an author, I’m a tough sell when it comes to books. My standards are off the charts. If a story doesn’t grab me on page one, I rarely finish the first chapter. I devour well-written books with characters who stay with me long after the story ends, and I love to be swept away, lured into turning each page, twists, turns, mystery, intrigue, romance…you get the picture. If I demand those standareds in every book I write, why should I settle for less in the stories I read? I want it all––the crème de la crème! I’m too busy for anything less. Aren’t you?

Review swaps…not going to happen. I won’t trade my integrity for five stars. But if a book is in a genre I love and someone I know reccommends the story, I’m there. I’ll give it read and if I love it, I’m a loyal fan.

So, why am I blogging about books I love? Because YOU deserve the best! Every year, between 600,000 and 1,000,000 books are published in the United States alone. Many––perhaps as much as half or more––are self-published. But, on average, most sell less than 250 copies. These Days, anyone can publish a book…so choosing which ones to read can be challenging at best. And even if you read all the reviews, you’ll see conflicting comments.

I don’t claim to be a critic, nor would I want to be, but after teaching creative writing and drama for 20+ years and earning the title USA Today Bestselling Author, I know what works when it comes to writing. And I want to share the best books I read with you, my friends, family, and fans. I post some wonderful books in my newsletter along with crazy-good deals, but the crème de la crème I’ll post here on my website. Rest assured, if I recommend a book, the author and story earned my personal stamp of approval. These writers won’t be authors we all know and love, like John Grisham, Sandra Brown, or Diana Gabaldon…but I truly believe you’ll enjoy their work…try them…you just might find a hot NEW favorite!

Each Week I’ll Introduce A New Book For My Crème de la Crème List––Some Amazing Authors You Might Have Missed! And remember…

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Virtually Amazing!

This High-Tech Crime Solvers

Series Is Virtually Amazing

Try One And You’ll Want All Eight, Like. . .

Virtually Timeless

Description

From USA Today bestselling author, Casi McLean, comes a gripping techno-thriller, part of a multi-author series tied together by an interlocking cast of characters, all centered around the fantastic new promise of high technology and the endless possibilities for crime that technology inspires, in a world where getting away with murder can be not only plausible, but easy… if you just know how.

When Atlanta-based twins, Sydney and Noah Monaco, mysteriously inherit property eight-hundred miles away, their curiosity prompts them to investigate the bequest.

Noah flies to Connecticut to check out the estate and stumbles upon a confused woman wandering through the forest. His medical instincts kick-in, but helping her spirals him into the crosshairs of dangerous criminals out for revenge.

When he fails to connect at the specified time, Sydney’s private-eye impulse slides into gear. She finds her brother, but the search exposes a hidden chamber, an ancient artifact, and a decade-old crime, thrusting them down a rabbit-hole of mayhem, medical mystery, and murder.

To solve the case, characters from other volumes of this high-tech series come in to lend a hand. In order to get answers before the villains catch up to them, the twins use cutting-edge technology to unravel the mystery of both cases and how they are connected

But Wait––There’s More!

8 Thrillers

High-Tech Crime Solvers Series

Virtually Lace 

by Uvi Poznansky: 
Michael Morse, an expert in VR simulation, stumbles on a dead body on the beach. A suspect himself, can Michael stay free for long enough to identify the real culprit?

Virtually Undead 
by Robert I. Katz: 
Neurosurgeon Michael Foreman is drawn into a twisted conspiracy when his best friend is murdered playing a new video game, Virtually Undead.

Virtually Harmless 
by P. D. Workman: 
Private consultant Micah Miller’s involvement in law enforcement is limited to the composite pictures that she produces with her computer and colored pencils. But everything is turned upside down when she involves herself in the case of an infant found abandoned in the Sweetgrass Hills.

Virtually Dead
by Edwin Dasso: 
When multiple executives in Vancouver begin disappearing and are then found dead with no signs of trauma, private investigator and former FBI agent Wes Watley is asked by a friend of a friend to investigate.

Virtually Gone
by Jacquie Biggar: 
When Detective Matthew Roy and reporter Julie Crenshaw are called on to investigate a string of sexual abuse cases, they don’t expect Julie to land in the crosshairs of a serial killer.

Virtually Timeless 
by Casi McLean:  
Twins Sydney and Noah Monaco lured into a conspiracy involving attempted rape, kidnapping, assault and an ancient artifact that isn’t supposed to exist.

Virtually Undetectable
 by Libby Fischer Hellmann: 
Fired Bank Manager Rachel Foreman and her mother, renowned investigator Ellie Foreman, track through the lawless  corners of the web to find out who is targeting the female CEO of a Fortune 500 company who is accused of murdering a disgruntled former employee.

Virtually Impossible
by Barbara Ebel: 
Dr. Hook Hookie extrapolates genetic information that informs patients of their hereditary health risks. But he isn’t the only one with a use for the high-tech genetic machinery—a villainess with ill purposes stalks the Medical Center.

AND

Virtually Yummy: Recipes that Inspire
The authors of the High-Tech Crime Solvers series created a recipe book inspired by their thrillers.
No high-tech skills necessary to cook these delicious recipes! 

Virtually Yummy: Recipes that Inspire

Preorder now, be one of the first to whip up:
Virtually Yummy
Recipes that Inspire

The recipes in this book come from different sources: some of them are treasured family recipes, some were garnered from our travels around the world, and others—inspired by the adventures of our characters and by their culinary feats.

Join us for a taste of hearty Rutabega soup, Mexican delicacies such as Mole Source, Berry Salsa and Mexican Omelet, French pastries such as Tart Tatin, and Indian deserts such as Mango Phirni. No matter where these recipes come from, we find them not only delicious but also inspiring. We hope you will too.
Our characters love eating and they love to cook. Often, they do it together.
They come from our multi-author series, 
High-Tech Crime Solvers,
centered around the fantastic new promise of high technology and the endless possibilities for crime that technology offers, in a world where getting away with murder can be not only plausible, but easy…if you just know how.

To enjoy Virtually Yummy, no high-tech skills are needed.

Whip it up and be inspired!

Don’t Miss This Amazing Series!

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Virtually Timeless

From USA Today Bestselling Author, Casi McLean, comes a gripping techno-thriller, part of a multi-author series tied together by an interlocking cast of characters, all centered around the fantastic new promise of high technology and the endless possibilities for crime that technology offers, in a world where getting away with murder can be not only plausible, but easy…if you just know how.

Another gripping thriller from Casi McLean, Virtually Timeless casts a fascinating spin on crime suspense.

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Chapter One

The first scream, masked by the splashing streams of Indian Lake Creek tumbling over rocky falls, sounded like an injured animal. A bobcat perhaps, calling her mate? Noah dismissed the squeal and continued his hike through the autumn-swept forest. The second scream spiked his pulse and his medical instinct snapped to alert. The eerie cry sent a chill down his spine, causing tiny hairs on the back of his neck to rise. Definitely human, and female, the shriek shattered the silence with piercing terror.

Darting through the woods toward her wails, he took care to stay on what paths he could, making as little noise approaching as possible. Whatever––or whoever––caused the victim’s cries might mean danger for Noah as well as the girl. Wild animals often attacked when injured. He challenged his memory to recall what potentially dangerous creatures inhabited the New England and Hudson Valley forests.

Slowing his pace as the creekbank came into view, he edged closer. Hearing the girl’s muffled anguish, he nixed the animal idea, envisioning instead a hand covering her mouth. Thrashing sounds against the ground told him she struggled to escape. Noah slid behind a mass of dense foliage then craned his neck to see around the trunk of a red oak tree.

A stocky man with dirty-blond hair flaring beneath a navy-blue baseball cap sat over the girl’s thighs. His back to Noah, the man leaned forward, causing his slate-gray sweatshirt to ride upward enough to reveal a gun stuffed into the waistband of his blue jeans. He angled his head then puffed a breathy whisper into her face.

With a sour expression pinching her nose and lips, the young woman jerked and twisted her face away from his.

“You’re a feisty little bitch. I’ll give you that.” The thug forced her wrists against the dirt then, placing a knee on her forearm, he grabbed a fistful of her T-shirt at the neck and yanked until the fabric ripped, exposing a bare breast.

 “Stop. Let…go…of…me.” Kicking and squirming, she twisted her torso, lunging her body to force him off balance, but her waning strength couldn’t counter his weight. The man easily dominated her frail frame and laughed at her feeble attempts.

Believing the girl had little chance of survival if the guy pulled his gun, Noah had to act now. Any chance he had of helping her escape—of saving her life—had to occur now, while the thug was distracted. What could he do to stop the assault…maybe catch the assailant off guard? Adrenaline feeding his emotion, he aimed his gaze along the shoreline searching for something––anything he could use to overtake the man. Seeing nothing helpful, aside from a few rocks, he stiffened as a shot of adrenaline slithered around his spine, tightening the knot already coiled in his stomach. On impulse, he shoved aside branches, shooting through the brush onto the creekbank then dashed toward the skirmish.

When the girl caught a glimpse of him sprinting forward, her eyes went wide.

With reckless abandon, he dove onto the man’s back…snatched the gun then rolled on his side and snapped up on one knee. He pointed the firearm with a firm arm in a stance he’d only seen on television. Feeling like a character onNCIS, he shouted a command. “Get the hell off of her.” Hands locked on the gun with a death grip, he slowly stood.

Immediately, the man raised his hands in the air, straightened his back, then stepped to the side. “No need to get excited, buddy.”

Noah hitched the gun slightly to his right, indicating a clearing to which the man responded by taking several steps backward. God, what the hell should he do now? He’d never so much as held a gun before, let alone threatened a man’s life. The Hippocratic Oath he vowed shot through his spinning thoughts…First, do no harm.

Gun aimed at the attacker, he glanced at the girl and briefly assessed the extent of her injuries. A bloody lip…an oozing gash on the side of her left eye…and a few contusions on her shoulder and neck.

Drawing her elbows inside the ripped shirt, she shifted around the torn side to her back then slid her arms into the sleeves.

Hmm, smart. Noah turned his head to check on the man then returned his gaze to the woman. “Are you okay?”

 She stood, quickly inspecting herself. “I think so.” After brushing the dirt from her clothes, she shifted her gaze back to Noah.

He cocked his head toward her attacker. “Do you know this guy?”

She shot a glance in the man’s direction then shook her head.

Noah dug into his pocket for his phone. After hiking this property off and on for the last twenty-four hours, he knew cell service was spotty. Clicking his smartphone open, he touched the screen, pressed 911, then held the device to his ear.

“No need to call the cops, man.” The culprit frowned and slightly lowered his hands as he took a step forward.

“Don’t even think of it.” Noah flicked the gun tip, motioning for the man to back off. When the phone call failed, he feigned a connection. He had no intention of letting a criminal know how vulnerable he was. “Yes. This is Doctor Noah Monaco. I’d like to report an…incident. I was walking my property and came across a fella attacking a young woman. I’m holding him at gunpoint…about a mile off route seven north of Sharon. 5720…toward the rear of the property by the Indian Lake Creek. Thank you.” He lifted his gaze to meet the thug. “You might as well have a seat. We have a few minutes before the police arrive.”

The man huffed. “I’m good. If you’d let me explain––”

“I’m not interested in your explanation. Save that for the police.” Taking sidelong glances toward the victim, he held the gun firmly aimed. Something about this woman intrigued him. Her jeans hung loose on her slight frame, and her T-shirt now draped off one shoulder, swallowed her. Tousled locks of long blonde hair caught glints of sunlight that almost sparkled when she moved. Her face, though pretty, was drawn and her blank expressions puzzled Noah. Did she not understand the situation? He softened his tone. “Your forehead and lip are bleeding.”

Again, she offered him a blank stare. Her hand shot to her head. Touching the gash, she winced then dropped her hand and stared at the blood on her palm.

“I’m a doctor. If it’s okay with you, I’ll take a look at your injury.” He watched her expression closely. The normal reaction he expected never surfaced. Perhaps the incident traumatized her more than she let on?

“Did you shoot me?” Taking a few steps backward, she glared at Noah.

“No. I would never…that man attacked you.” He pointed toward the clearing. “I heard your screams and came to your rescue. I can only imagine what that creep had in mind, but––” He stopped mid-sentence and observed her movements.

Keeping her eyes fixed on Noah, she turned her head, shot a quick glance then returned her stare. “What man?”

Snapping a gaze to his right, he followed the direction of his outstretched arm…his hand still clutching the gun aimed at the criminal. But the man had vanished. Damn. Noah was so distracted by the young woman’s wounds, he didn’t notice the man disappear into the forest. Should he follow him or tend to the woman? Even if he caught up to the thug, what would he do? Shoot him? No. To hell with the criminal. The girl needed Noah’s help. Dropping his arm, he returned his gaze to the woman just in time to see her disappear into the woods.

What the hell was going on? Concerned about her wounds, Noah took off after her. After stuffing his phone into his back-left pocket, he shoved the gun into the right then picked up speed. He could hear her footsteps crackling through the underbrush and saw an occasional flash of her blonde hair as she whipped back and forth between the trees. When she chose the mountain trail over the creek, he quietly cussed himself for letting up on his treadmill workouts. For such a frail-looking girl, her energy surprised him.

At the top of the trail, the pathway split. She veered left and he followed suit, sprinting where he could to catch up. Gaze fixed on her, Noah strode forward…until his feet met only air. The force behind his pace propelled him forward… rolling… spinning… colliding with everything in his path until his head hit the side of a tree. The sunshine dimmed to tiny pinholes of light…then faded into a black abyss.

Great Giveaways and Fun Events

Reign Of Fire Audiobook Tour

⭐️ New Audio Blog Tour: Reign of Fire by Casi McLean

Audiobookworm Promotions is organizing an audiobook blog tour for Reign of Fire, a Paranormal Thriller novel from USA Today Bestselling Author Casi McLean.

The tour will run from Mar. 3rd to 9th.

Reign of Fire is narrated by Kristin James.

Reviewers will receive complementary digital copies of the audiobook via Audible US or UK.

Post options for this tour include: Reviews, Audio Excerpts, and a giveaway.

All other info will be included in the Tour Media Kit, distributed via email the week before the start of the tour. There will also be a link on the Host HQ page.

All tour stops must be posted by 10am EST.  

Author: Casi McLean

Narrators: Kristin James

Length: 5 hours 57 minutes

Series: Deep State Mysteries, Book 1

Publisher: Casi McLean, Inc.

Released: May 23, 2019

Genre: Paranormal Thriller

Synopsis

When love sparks danger – even ash burns!

USA Today Bestselling Author, Casi McLean, presents a political thriller with military and supernatural elements in Reign Of Fire.

To expose a faction threatening America’s democracy, Emily Rose joins forces with a team investigating her sister’s murder, but she never expects to fall in love – or to encounter her twin’s ghost.

Ashton Frasier accepts his detective career choice means a life of bachelorhood – until Emily Rose blows into his world. The spitting image of his latest victim holds a mysterious allure he can’t deny. Surrounded by danger with the country’s democracy at stake, Emily and Ash uncover a dangerous faction threatening to take the White House. Can a ghost spark love to expose the truth?

About the Author: Casi McLean

 

Award winning author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul with romance, suspense, and a sprinkle of magic. Her writing crosses genres from ethereal, captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, mystical plots, and sensual romantic suspense, like Beneath The Lake, WINNER: 2016 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for BEST Romantic Suspense.

Casi’s powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, shares an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, and displays her unique ability to excel in nonfiction and self-help as well as fiction. Known for enchanting stories with magical description, McLean entices readers in nonfiction as well with fascinating hooks to hold them captive in storylines they can’t put down.

Her romance entwines strong, believable heroines with delicious hot heroes to tempt the deepest desires then fans the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies. Ms. McLean weaves exceptional romantic mystery with suspenseful settings and lovable characters you’ll devour. You’ll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night. You’ll swear her time travel could happen, be mystified by her other worldly images, and feel heat of romantic suspense, but most of all you’ll want more.

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About the Narrator: Kristin James

 

Kristin “KJ” James was born and raised in the Nashville, TN area. Acting has always been a passion of hers. Starting on the stage as early as preschool, KJ pursued her passion into college where she received a BA in Communication with a double emphasis in Theatre and Public Relations from Mississippi State University. After college she found herself more and more drawn to voice overs. Several classes, coaching sessions, seminars, research, and a closet-turned-studio later, and she now records and produces audiobooks on a regular basis. She has also done several radio commercials for clients such as Advance Financial, TriStar Health, and GAC.

When she’s not in her booth, you can find her crocheting, playing video games, or running agility with her dogs.

Tour Schedule

MULTIPLE STOPS PER DAY.

Mar. 3rd:
Viviana MacKade (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Super Booked! (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
The Book Junkie Reads . . . (Review, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 4th:
Locks, Hooks and Books (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
T’s Stuff (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 5th:
Nesie’s Place (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
I’m Shelfish (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
The Bookworm Lodge (Spotlight)

Mar. 6th:
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Eileen Troemel (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)
Books, Tea, Healthy Me (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 7th:
The Clipped Nightingale (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Audiobook News Blog (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)
Willow Writes and Reads (Review, Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)
Talie’s Adventures (Review, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 8th:
Momma Says To Read or Not to Read (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)
A Wonderful World of Words (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Krit’s Book Reviews (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Alicia Dean’s Blog (Spotlight, Giveaway)

Mar. 9th:
Smada’s Book Smack (Review, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
One Last Page Book Blog (Review, Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Teatime and Books (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Sometimes Leelynn Reads (Review)

Lake Lanier Mysteries

Lake Lanier Mysteries Audiobook Tour

Casi McLean’s Lake Lanier Mysteries Audiobook Tour

And Giveaway

Audiobookworm Promotions is organizing an audiobook series blog tour for Lake Lanier Mysteries, a Time Travel Romance series from Author Casi McLean.

The tour will run from Mar. 1st to 21st.

Reviewers will receive complementary digital copies of the audiobook via Audible US or UK.

Post options for this tour include: Reviews, Audio Excerpts, and a giveaway.

All tour stops must be posted by 10am EST. 

Author: Casi McLean

Narrators: Aundrea Mitchell; Amy Deuchler; Kristin James

Series: Lake Lanier Mysteries, Books 1-3

Publisher: Casi McLean

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Synopsis

BENEATH THE LAKE, BOOK 1

A ghost town submerged beneath Atlanta’s famous man-made Lake Lanier reportedly lures victims to a watery grave. But when Lacey Montgomery’s car spins out of control and hurtles into the depths of the icy, black lake, she awakens in the arms of a handsome stranger, in a place she’s never heard of—thirty-four years before she was born. When the 2012 lawyer tangles with the 1949 hunk, fire and ice swirl into a stream of sweltering desire.

 

Bobby Reynolds is smitten the moment the storm-ravaged woman opens her eyes. Learning the truth about her origins does nothing to stop the passion from taking root in his heart, and leaves him torn between finding a way to return Lacey to 2012 or convincing her stay with him.

 

The desperation to find her way home dissolves as Lacey falls in love with a town destined to be submerged, and the man who vows to protect it. Will the couple be able to discover the key to a mysterious portal before time rips them apart? Or will their star-crossed spirits wander forever through a ghost town buried beneath the lake?

Synopsis

BEYOND THE MIST, BOOK 2

 

Piper Taylor concedes she’ll never fall in love, until a treacherous storm spirals her into the arms of the handsome Nick Cramer. Unrelenting remorse over a past relationship haunts Nick, but he can’t deny the mysterious connection and hot desire Piper evokes.

The allure of a secret portal hidden beneath Atlanta’s Lake Lanier tempts him into seizing the opportunity to change his mistakes. But his time slip triggers consequences beyond his wildest dreams.

Can Piper avoid the international espionage and terrorism of 2001 New York, find Nick, and bring him home before he alters the fabric of time, or will the lovers drift forever Beyond the Mist?

Synopsis

BETWEEN THE SHADOWS, BOOK 3

She never expected to confront deadly villains…

let alone fall in love with one…

After her friend, York, encounters the ghostly image of a young woman, Mackenzie Reynolds seizes the opportunity to initiate a time jump, thrusting them back to 1865 Georgia. Resolved to thwart the girl’s untimely fate, Kenzi stumbles into a deadly conflict over a stockpile of stolen Confederate gold.

An injured Civil War survivor, James Adams departs for home with a war-fatigued companion he’s determined to help. After pilfering a horse and kidnaping a woman, he never dreamed his hostage would steal his heart.

Kenzi and James must unravel a deadly plot, while helping York save his ghost woman from a brutal death. But can she leave York in a violent past to save James’s life?

About the Author: Casi McLean

Award winning author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul with romance, suspense, and a sprinkle of magic. Her writing crosses genres from ethereal, captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, mystical plots, and sensual romantic suspense, like Beneath The Lake, WINNER: 2016 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for BEST Romantic Suspense.

Casi’s powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, shares an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, and displays her unique ability to excel in nonfiction and self-help as well as fiction. Known for enchanting stories with magical description, McLean entices readers in nonfiction as well with fascinating hooks to hold them captive in storylines they can’t put down.

Her romance entwines strong, believable heroines with delicious hot heroes to tempt the deepest desires then fans the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies. Ms. McLean weaves exceptional romantic mystery with suspenseful settings and lovable characters you’ll devour. You’ll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night. You’ll swear her time travel could happen, be mystified by her other worldly images, and feel heat of romantic suspense, but most of all you’ll want more.

Tour Schedule

MULTIPLE STOPS PER DAY.

BOOK ONE

Mar. 1st:
Nesie’s Place (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
The Book Junkie Reads . . . (Review, Giveaway)
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 2nd:
T’s Stuff (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Eileen Troemel (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Super Booked! (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 3rd:
Locks, Hooks and Books (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
The Clipped Nightingale (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Audiobook News Blog (Spotlight, + Audio Excerpt)

Mar. 4th:
Reading A Page Turner (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Willow Writes and Reads (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Books, Tea, Healthy Me (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 5th:
Coffee, Cocktails, and Books (Review, Giveaway)
Amy’s Booket List (Review, Giveaway)
Teatime and Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 6th:
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
T’s Stuff (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 7th:
One Last Page Book Blog (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
eBook Addicts (Review)
Krit’s Book Reviews (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

BOOK TWO

Mar. 8th:
Nesie’s Place (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
The Book Junkie Reads . . . (Review, Giveaway)
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 9th:
Locks, Hooks and Books (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Eileen Troemel (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Super Booked! (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 10th:
The Clipped Nightingale (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Audiobook News Blog (Spotlight, + Audio Excerpt)
I’m Shelfish (Spotlight, + Audio Excerpt)

Mar. 11th:
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Willow Writes and Reads (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Books, Tea, Healthy Me (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 12th:
T’s Stuff (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Amy’s Booket List (Review, Giveaway)
Teatime and Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 13th:
Reading A Page Turner (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
T’s Stuff (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 14th:
One Last Page Book Blog (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
eBook Addicts (Review)
Krit’s Book Reviews (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

BOOK THREE

Mar. 15th:
Nesie’s Place (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
The Book Junkie Reads . . . (Review, Giveaway)
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 16th:
T’s Stuff (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Eileen Troemel (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Super Booked! (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 17th:
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
The Clipped Nightingale (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Audiobook News Blog (Spotlight, + Audio Excerpt)

Mar. 18th:
Willow Writes and Reads (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Books, Tea, Healthy Me (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 19th:
Reading A Page Turner (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Amy’s Booket List (Review, Giveaway)
Teatime and Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 20th:
Locks, Hooks and Books (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
T’s Stuff (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Mar. 21st:
Teatime and Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
One Last Page Book Blog (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Smada’s Book Smack (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
eBook Addicts (Review)

crème de la crème

Australia Burns

Today I have a philanthropic request. I’m sure everyone is now aware of the horiffic fires decimating Australia. As individuals, we feel empathy but seldom know what we can do to come to the aid of the victims. This post is about how one author worked together with several other authors and ultimately Rhonda Penders, the publisher of The Wild Rose Press to come to the aid of a country in need. Australia Burns is a three-book series of short stories and all the profits will be donated to the victims of the country’s tragedy.

YOU CAN HELP, by simply buying these books. I’d like to add, due to previous comittments, I was not able to join these amazing authors. But I completely support all of them and would love it if my outreach can help this cause. Here is a note from the man who initiated Australia Burns, Stephen B. King.

My name is Stephen King––no not THAT Stephen King… I’m an Australian author, and I’m responsible for taking the idea of an anthology to the authors of The Wild Rose Press and Rhonda Penders, the publisher. The response was fantastic and led to 50 stories published across 3 volumes with all royalties from the publisher and authors going to The Australian Red Cross for aid and recovery programs.

I was thrilled to be asked to write a Foreword for the books:
Every State in Australia suffered horrendous fires, and over the last several weeks. I’ve been fortunate to travel to Victoria, and this week to South Australia to check out the aftermath for myself. I’ve seen some heartbreaking sights of homes lost, vineyards wiped out, towns decimated, and unfortunately there has been horrific loss of life. For all of that, there is hope……. Hope that the fires don’t return (recent rains have helped a lot) and hope that people can rebuild.
The biggest fear now is that tourists stay away. They think there isn’t any thing left to see, which of course is wrong, and by staying away, businesses that rely on tourism are at risk of folding, which would cause a second wave of disaster. That’s why we chose the Red Cross because its not just about giving money to those who need it, but recognising recovery is as important.

Volume 1––Click To Buy On Amazon

Stories in this collection are contributed by authors who care about Australia and the relief efforts from the devastating bushfires. All profits from the book will be donated to charities involved with the recovery efforts. The publisher and authors are not affiliated with the charities. They simply want to show Australia their love and support.

A collection of Short Stories in Mainstream Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Thrillers, and Mystery

A Solicitous Wife by Madeleine McDonald
No One Knew by Larry Farmer
Pinochle by Brenda Whiteside
The Tuesday Night Meeting by Peggy Jaeger
911, What’s Your Emergency? by D. V. Stone
Tall Tales by Laura Strickland
Fare Gain by Alexandra Christle
The Note by Stephen B. King
Three Ghosts by Julie Howard
Detective Paws and Lip Gloss by Maureen L. Bonatch
The Ring by Margaret Ann Spence
Portrait of a Gunfighter by Hywela Lyn
Six Hours or So by Lisa Wilkes
Prussic Acid by Melody DeBlois

Volume 2––Click To Buy On Amazon

Stories in this collection are contributed by authors who care about Australia and the relief efforts from the devastating bushfires. All profits from the book will be donated to charities involved with the recovery efforts. The publisher and authors are not affiliated with the charities. They simply want to show Australia their love and support.

A collection of Romance, Young Adult, and Women’s Fiction Short Stories

Che Gelida Manina by M. S. Spencer
Recipes for Love by Carol Henry
Waiting for Caleb by Gini Rifkin
Wings of Fire by Jana Richards
A Lark by Gabbi Grey
Apple Crisp by Terry Graham
Goody Twoshoes by Mark Love
The Number by Barbara Bettis
Deadly Homecoming by Peggy Chambers
An Egg-Cellent Witness by Marilyn Barr
Season of Withered Corn by Judy Ann Davis
Beneath the Pines by Debby Grahl
Christopher Reisner by Linda Griffin
Unexpected Love: Chase Allen by Anna Lores
The Cowboy and the Lady by Jean Adams
The Heart Necklace by Amanda Uhl

The Relaxation Response by Darcy Lundeen
Dancing Through Tears by Jeny Heckman

 

Volume Three––Click To Buy On Amazon

Stories in this collection are contributed by authors who care about Australia and the relief efforts from the devastating bushfires. All profits from the book will be donated to charities involved with the recovery efforts. The publisher and authors are not affiliated with the charities. They simply want to show Australia their love and support.

A collection of Paranormal, Horror, and Sci-Fi Fiction Short Stories.

The Pilot’s Son by CJ Zahner
The Vengeance by Rhonda Gilmour
A Climb to Kill by ML Erdahl
Born of Fangs by Sydney Winward
Johnny Appleseed by Robert Herold
Rebellion in Slot III by Roni Denholtz
Home, Sweet Mobile Home by Alana Lorens
The Filthy Human by Tori V. Rainn
Baby Daddy by Kerry Blaisdell
The Witch of Calico Island by Cat Dubie
Stained-Glass Vision by Mary Morgan
A Witch’s Protocol by Tena Stetler
I Choose Life by Kristal Dawn Harris
Together Forever by N. Christine Samuelson
Where Is Your High School Sweetheart? by Donna Kunkel
Lost and Found by Joanne Guidoccio
Nursery Chimes by D.S. Lucas

Lake Lanier Mysteries

Beneath The Lake Wins Best Time Travel Novel

 

Because of  YOU, Beneath The Lake WON FIRST PLACE Time Travel Novel in the PRG Reader’s Choice Award!

Thank you all so much! YOU are my inspiration!

If you haven’t read Beneath The Lake, here is what you’re missing!

 

Inspired by freak accidents, strange phenomena, and eerie lore attached to Atlanta’s man-made Lake Sidney Lanier, USA Today Best-Selling Author, Casi McLean spins a spine-chilling time-travel, romantic suspense series in her Lake Lanier Mysteries. What if excavation created more than a lake?

What if explosions triggered a seismic shift, creating a portal that connected past to future? Watch the trailer!

 

Beneath The Lake, Lake Lanier Mysteries Book #1 Multi-Award-Winning Novel

*First Place Winner 2019 Paranormal Romance Guild Reader’s Choice Award for Best Time Travel novel

*Chicago Fire and Ice Award

*Won 2016 Best Romantic Suspense *Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence

Beyond The Mist, book #2 in her romantic time slip treasure chest, is a stunning tribute to the victims and first responders of the 911 World Trade Center terrorist attack.

Between The Shadows brings the saga full circle with an amazing time slip to 1865 and a search for the Confederate gold. Don’t miss this trailer:

Uniquely qualified to write self-help and inspiration, Casi tops the scale with her powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, sharing an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, displaying her unique ability to excel in nonfiction and self-help as well as fiction. Discover the magic, with Casi McLean books!

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crème de la crème

TWO HEARTS––UNLIKELY HEROES

Today, Casi’s crème de la crème pick is Tamara Ferguson’s

TWO HEARTS UNLIKELY HEROES

Check out the full review on Amazon:

5.0 out of 5 stars

Wow! A Terrific Military Thriller!

Wow – Tamara Ferguson does it again!

TWO HEARTS UNLIKELY HEROES is  a military, medical romance of star-crossed love and second chances. I am continually amazed at how this author captures my heart with her richly-drawn, war-ravaged characters. I feel the pain of their physical injuries and glimpse into the mental anguish torturing their souls.

In Two Hearts—Unlikely Heroes, Ferguson weaves a steamy romance then thrusts the couple into impossible situations, all while giving the reader a taste of military life.

The story begins in Afghanistan where hero, Lieutenant Benjamin Nash, discovers Air Force Lieutenant Samantha Caldwell, our heroine, lying on the side of a road with a mangled leg.

Two years later, they run into each other in Crystal Rock, Wisconsin and are once again thrust into the crosshairs of a terrorist.

Tamra Ferguson has an incredible talent that spins the reader into a nail-biting situation ultimately satisfying them with a happily ever after…but along the journey she somehow emboldens my sense of patriotism, hope, true love, and second

chances. If you love military thrillers I highly recommend this book and all of her Two Hearts series!

When Wounded Warrior Captain Samantha Caldwell Is Being Targeted By Terrorists After Killing Their Leader In Iraq, Can AFOSI Agent Captain Ben Nash Keep Her Safe?

When Captain Samantha Caldwell’s team is hijacked by terrorists in Iraq, her quick thinking results in the destruction of both the munitions they were transporting along with the attacking insurgents. But her actions come with a cost, and Samantha is injured from gunfire after sending her team running for their lives.

Assigned to the team following behind, Captain Benjamin Nash has been warned that the intel provided may no longer be accurate, and their mission may have been compromised.

When Ben comes across a severely injured airman near the road while scouting ahead and discovering the wreckage, he manages to radio for a chopper. They’ve never met, but when Samantha momentarily regains consciousness, Ben feels a strange connection once they speak.

But trouble strikes during the rescue, and this time Ben ends up shot as the chopper is preparing to depart.

Two years later, in preparation to become an AFOSI agent, Ben is sent to a training facility in Crystal Rock, Wisconsin, and the last person he expects to see is Samantha, who’s working there as an instructor. Not knowing her name or rank, Ben had been making discreet inquiries about her for several months, trying to discover if the woman who’d been severely injured had survived.

It doesn’t take long for Ben to realize that Samantha is special, and he would do anything in his power to have her. But Ben is there pretending to be an airman since he’s been sent there for other reasons besides training.

Sam is feeling the same way about Ben, but she’s avoiding him as much as possible. Although she can’t quite put her finger on why she thinks Ben is more than he appears, there would be serious consequences if she entered a relationship with someone beneath her in rank.

But everything changes when Colonel Pierce meets with Sam and Ben and discloses Ben’s actual mission. Can Ben keep Sam safe from the terrorists who’ve targeted her after she apparently killed their leader during that fateful mission in Iraq?

Despite their serious subject matter, the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior stories are all about hope, with happily-ever-after endings. This #1 bestselling series has won over twenty combined awards, including the Readers’ Favorite BRONZE (2019 & 2018), SILVER (2019 & 2016) and GOLD (2018) MEDALS in Military Fiction.

About Tamara Ferguson

Writing steamy yet sweet compassionate stories of fate that are wonderfully romantic, Tamara Ferguson is the multi-award winning, USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the Tales of the Dragonfly Romance Suspense Series, the Kissed By Fate Series, the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series, the Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance Series and the Tales From Dragonfly Pointe Short Story Series.

If you don’t believe in the power of fate, you shouldn’t read her stories, because Tamara always writes a happily-ever-after for her heroines and heroes, since it doesn’t always work out that way in real life.

Since 2015, she has earned more than thirty awards, twenty of those for her Two Hearts Wounded Warrior romances, including five Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards with Two Hearts In Accord (2019) and Two Hearts Unbroken (2018) earning the BRONZE, Two Hearts Under Fire (2019) and Two Hearts Unspoken (2016) earning the SILVER and Two Hearts Find Christmas earning the GOLD Medal in Military Fiction (2018.) Two Hearts Surrendered was also a New Apple Romance Selection for excellence in Indie Publishing and 2018 Top Shelf Finalist. Two Hearts’ Christmas Wish is a 2017 IAN Book of the Year Finalist. And it’s the #13 BEST INDIE BOOK of 2017.

Along with the 2015 Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Award Winner That Unforgettable Kiss, Two Hearts Surrendered and Two Hearts Unspoken were also finalists for the 2016 IAN Book of The Year. Tales of the Dragonfly In Tandem was a romance finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards, while Tales of the Dragonfly In Flight was a romance suspense winner at the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.

A member of the RWA, the Authors’ Billboard and the Authors’ Independent Book Network, her stories have been included in several #1 bestselling anthologies.

Since she remains a full-time caregiver for an autistic son (along with a bunch of adopted pets!), you can usually find Tammy working at home, where she spends a lot of time not completing her numerous home improvement projects, because she’s writing or helping author friends promote their books on twitter.

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Lake Lanier Mysteries

Beneath The Lake––It’s Timeless

Beneath The Lake has earned over 100 consistant 5-star ratings on Amazon, but that is only a teardrop in a sea of readers–PLEASE, Help me share my story with the world––It’s Timeless!

 PRG’s Reader’s Choice Awards Are Live NOW!

Please Vote–– 1/10/2020 through 1/24/2020 ––Here’s Why:

Beneath The Lake––It’s Timeless––with consistant 5-star ratings on Amazon

Here are the latest examples:

“What a beautifully written story , right from the beginning you’re swept away. Mystery, intrigue and romance this story has it all and the best part is the handsome respectful Mr Bobby Reynolds . I love how he treated Lacey and how their relationship evolved . I can’t wait to read book 2 of this series !!”

––Jennifer H. Ong

“Met the author in Savannah when she was doing research on her next book. She suggested reading ‘Beneath the Lake’. The book was a thriller and love story wrapped into one story. Can’t wait to read the second book in the trilogy.”

––Amazon Customer

“This was such a good time travel read. It wasnt confusing and explained all the details so well. I couldnt put it down. I was sobbing and laughing through alot of it. It was a love story for the ages! I felt like I was right there with them and omg how he loves her! The only thing I didnt like was the ending but it was still a happy one.”

–– Jordan21435

“Not one of my usual stories, but I have to say my interest was held the entire time and my mind was blown as the pages turned. What an amazing love story, proves that no matter the time or place if you find your sole mate they will be with you and fight for you forever.”

––Jill

“I was absolutely consumed by this book. I love time travel books and this one is fantastic. It also has a surprising ending which I loved!”

––Wendy H. Vest

“The likeable, believable characters in Casi McLean’s “Beneath the Lake” power the touching story of love’s triumph over every obstacle, even time. Realistic dialogue, a sprinkling of history, and unexpected twists add emphasis and drama in all the right places to make the story a memorable read.”

––Stephanie Parker McKean

Beneath The Lake gets 5 time bending hearts out of 5 from me and recommended to anyone who loves a good romantic read with a stellar HEA.”

––ABR-Penelope

“I used to read this genre of novel all the time but hadn’t been able to find a good one for a while. Beneath the Lake was that book! The story with it’s twists and turns kept me reading instead of doing things like laundry and sleeping. I kept trying to guess what would happen – even to fighting the urge to flip to the back of the book to see. I have been guilty of that but it wouldn’t have helped. I would only have been confused! I’m not going to tell any of the plot either because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone else. All I can say is READ IT! It’s worth every bit of dirty laundry still waiting on me.”

––patti gilbert

It would take a long time to list the Amazon reviews––and even longer to read them. But if you want more, check out more Amazon reviews on this link

Like I said, even though Beneath The Lake has earned over 100 consistent 5-star reviews, they make up a mere

a teardrop in a sea of readers–Please help me share my story with the world––It’s Timeless!

The Mystical Muse

The List

A Halloween Release––The List––Alyssa’s Revenge

The List––Alyssa's Revenge

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Cartel, Corruption, and Chaos … Can a Ghost Tame Her Rage To Exact Revenge?

The List Is Decoded––The Traitor Revealed

And Alyssa Is Mad As Hell!

When her fiancé is injured in Afghanistan, Harper Drake immerses herself in the military. Now, as NCIS Director, she heads a secret faction, fighting corruption and terrorism—until she’s abducted by a trafficking cartel.

Wyatt Rose can’t overcome his loss—especially after his sister’s murder. When the New Patriots recruit him, he finds a traumatized girl that spirals him down a rabbit hole of conspiracy, drug smugglers, and slavery.

Obsessed with revenge, can a ghost save Wyatt and Harper before her rage explodes, or will she spin them all through the gates of Hell?

When Revenge Sparks Danger — Karma is Hell!

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