Nelumbo Nucifera by Cristina Slough

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Title: Nelumbo Nucifera
Author: Cristina Slough
Genre: Thriller/ Womens Fiction
Release Date: January 24th, 2017
Cover Designer: Murphy Rae

 

Nelumbo_Amazon_iBooksOn the surface, Gaby Parker has it all; however, behind closed doors, is a woman who lives in constant fear of the man who was supposed to love her: her husband, Kyle. Beaten, desperate, and broken, Gaby realizes the only way to escape from her violent husband is to kill herself — on paper. Gaby is dead, and Riley Locklin is born, residing in the tranquil coastal town of Chesswick Bay Montauk where she hopes to start over and meets a man who shows her bruises aren’t kisses. Meanwhile, back home, Kyle is doing everything in his power to prove Gaby isn’t dead. But…police find her burnt-out car and remains? Kyle isn’t buying it; he knows she’s still alive. He launches his own full investigation to find his wife — and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her back. A female Detective assigned to his wife’s case doesn’t like him very much after discovering a domestic violence report – scorned by the history of her mother’s domestic abuse, she’s determined to send Kyle down for his wife’s murder. And then he finds her. Will Gaby finally take a stand? – NELUMBO NUCIFERA

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Meet The Author:

Novelist, movie addict, and animal lover, Cristina Slough is the author of: Till Death Us Do Part, and Nelumbo Nucifera.

Cristina has always been a bookworm and loves delving into a literacy fictional world of her own.

Cristina is married to Adam, who runs a successful business; together they share their Bedfordshire home with their son, and several spoiled pets.

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Drawn to Him: A Romance Collection

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Title: Drawn to Him: A Romance Collection
Authors: A. Zavarelli, Jade West, Isabella Starling, K. Webster,
K.L. Kreig, L.J. Shen, M. Never & Willow Winters
Genre: Romance Anthology/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 19, 2017

 

Drawn to Him Ebook CoverThere are some men who make you helpless.

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The kind that’s too hard to resist.

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A Good Year by Tara Fox Hall

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Title: A Good Year
Author: Tara Fox Hall
Series: Unhallowed Love Series Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Suspense with Romantic Elements
Publisher: Melange Books
Publication Date: February 7, 2017

There’s No Heaven….Like Hell

a-good-yearFaced with losing Pandora Productions as well as her best friend Rebecca to the smarmy Paul, savvy film executive Debbie makes a pact with the demon Shaker, agreeing to bind herself to him as his human master in return for killing Paul. When the intended coup goes amiss, resulting in the deaths of both Rebecca and Paul, Debbie finds herself alone at Pandora’s helm, facing a rising tide of corporate enemies led by Paul’s duplicitous son Dante and the behemoth Titan Pictures. Shaker’s backing smoothes the way, solving some problems supernaturally, others through brutal bloodshed, even as he calls into play various preternatural and human allies to assist Debbie.

As the months pass, Debbie’s strong resolve begins to crumble under the weight of her actions, even as she guiltily concedes the pleasure she finds in Shaker’s arms is becoming something more than just affection. Is there hope for a happy ending built on so much evil? Or is Debbie doomed to lose her heart as well as her soul to a demon who has only been waiting for the chance to claim both?

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Basic Statistics

  • Name: Deborah Deal (nickname: Debbie or Deb)
  • Age: 41
  • Nationality: American
  • Socioeconomic Level as a child: lower middle class
  • Socioeconomic Level as an adult: middle class
  • Current Residence: California
  • Occupation: CEO of independent Film Studio Pandora Productions
  • Income: a little under $100,000/yr.
  • Talents/Skills: Exceptional business/managerial skills
  • Siblings (describe relationship): none mentioned
  • Spouse (describe relationship): none
  • Children (describe relationship): none
  • Grandparents (describe relationship): none mentioned
  • Grandchildren (describe relationship): none mentioned
  • Significant Others (describe relationship): Shaker, her demon
  • Relationship skills: straightforward, honest, sexy, loyal, direct,

 

Physical Characteristics:

  • Height: medium height
  • Weight: 150-160lbs
  • Race: white
  • Eye Color: hazel
  • Hair Color: blonde
  • Glasses or contact lenses? Neither, yet
  • Skin color: pale pink
  • Shape of Face: oval
  • Distinguishing features: pretty but not beautiful
  • How does he/she dress? Business always, sometimes formal, sometimes casual
  • Mannerisms: polite, direct, sincere
  • Habits (smoking, drinking etc.): no smoking, social drinker
  • Health: good
  • Hobbies: none – company takes all her time
  • Favorite Sayings: variations of “Get it done”
  • Disabilities: none
  • Style (Elegant, shabby etc.): functional
  • Greatest flaw: narrow vision and ruthlessness where her company is concerned
  • Best quality: determination/loyalty

 

Intellectual/Mental/Personality Attributes and Attitudes

  • Educational Background: College with emphasis on Film studies
  • Intelligence Level: above average
  • Any Mental Illnesses? No
  • Character’s short-term goals in life: Get Pandora Productions to survive this year and flourish
  • Character’s long-term goals in life: Build Pandora Productions so it becomes the strongest, best Indie Film Studio ever
  • How does Character see herself? Strong, resourceful, successful, somewhat of a loner
  • How does Character believe others perceive her? Same way
  • How self-confident is the character? Very
  • Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof? Logic, with little emotion, though that changes in the course of the book.
  • What would most embarrass this character? Being caught bedding one of the studios’ actors (happens in book!)

 
Emotional Characteristics

  • Strengths/Weaknesses:
  • Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert
  • How does the character deal with
    •  anger? Quietly Seething
    • sadness? Internalize
    • conflict? Take steps to resolve it, immediately
    • change? Adapt ASAP
    • loss? Struggles, as emotion is not her strong suit
  • What would the character like to change in his/her life? Have more friends and create a family
  • What motivates this character? Her passion for her work, her need to protect what she loves
  • What frightens this character? Losing everything she’s worked her whole life for
  • What makes this character happy? Success for her company…until this year, when Shaker makes her realize that there’s more than work to life.

 

Spiritual Characteristics

  • Does the character believe in God? Not at the beginning of the book
  • What are the character’s spiritual beliefs? She doesn’t have strong convictions, but that also changes in the book

 

 

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tara-fox-hallTara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, erotica, horror, suspense, action-adventure, children’s stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series, the paranormal romantic suspense Unhallowed Love series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

All of her published children’s stories to date are free reads on http://www.childrens-stories.net.

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Mended by J.L. Drake

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Title: Mended
Series: Broken Trilogy #3
Author: J.L. Drake
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 2, 2015

 

Mended Ebook CoverSavannah takes control…

Tired of all the lies and deception, Savannah Miller must learn to face life on her own. As she seeks to find out who she really is, she still is still burdened with the fallout from past traumas that left her broken.

Her fragile hold on her new life slowly gives her the confidence to move ahead. What she really needs is right in front of her—Cole Logan is patiently waiting for the right moment to prove his love.

But her past isn’t finished with her yet…

Are Savannah’s strength and Cole’s love enough to vanquish the shadows, or will those who mean them harm succeed in preventing the mending of their shattered souls?

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J.L. DrakeBestselling author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children.

When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing.

An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue.

She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

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Drawn to Him: A Romance Collection

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Title: Drawn to Him: A Romance Collection
Authors: A. Zavarelli, Jade West, Isabella Starling, K. Webster,
               K.L. Kreig, L.J. Shen, M. Never & Willow Winters
Genre: Romance Anthology/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 19, 2017

 

Drawn to Him Ebook CoverThere are some men who make you helpless.

You know the kind. They steal the breath from your lungs and make your heart beat a little faster with a single look. You can’t stop staring, but the moment they pin those gorgeous eyes on you, you’re done for.

The kind that’s too hard to resist.

This is a collection of men just like that.

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To Rise Again by Stewart Bint

Stewart Bint’s latest novel, To Rise Again, has just been published by Creativia.

The Marquand family fled their home on Jersey, in the Channel Islands, just before the German occupation there during World War II…and never returned.

Now, it’s the summer of 1983, and their once opulent mansion, Idlewild, is now crumbling and derelict. The mansion holds a mysterious lure for 18-year-old David Simeon, who dreams of Idlewild years past, as it used to be. But who is the young girl he sees, endlessly wandering through its corridors?

As the nerve-shattering link between David, the girl, and the mysterious Idlewild comes to light, is it too late to stop the seeds of destruction and world domination planted there long ago, during Adolf Hitler’s last desperate throw of the dice in World war II?

Fantasy, science fiction, horror and paranormal mingle in Stewart Bint’s To Rise Again, as the threads of 1945 and 1983 slowly intertwine to reveal a world on the brink of destruction.

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He gestured for me to go in. Peering past him, I could see a long mahogany table in the centre of the room. It was much longer than it was wide. Eight dark-wood seats ran down each side of the table, with a carver at both heads. The two mullioned windows at the foot of the room were identical to the ones in the drawing room, and a small shelf ran all the way round, a couple of feet from the ceiling. The shelf was empty now, but I could easily imagine it once displaying a mass of china plates.

As I passed properly through the door a sense of fear instantly hit me. One moment the room was empty. The next it was full of shouting; that deep guttural sound almost unique to the German language. I heard those beautiful dark chairs scraping across the bare wooden floor. My eyes opened wide in a mix of amazement and horror as the room suddenly filled with men. With soldiers. All wearing the sinister uniform of the Nazi.


Each chair was instantly occupied. And after the soldier sitting in the carver in front of the window seemed to spot us, pointing to the door with a yell, all seventeen other faces turned towards us. And with one movement they pushed back the chairs, rising together in a mechanical sweep, rather like a clockwork toy.


The two nearest Germans scrambled forward, reaching for their guns. Time seemed to stand still. An eternity passed and I could sense rather than smell the appetising aroma which sprang from the table. The aroma of a roasted joint.


I visibly leaped as a hand gripped my shoulder. I stared around at the empty chairs and soundless room. Richard released my shoulder as I relaxed. His voice broke the quiet stillness. “Have you seen something else?”


It was no use me asking if he had seen anything. I knew he hadn’t. Whatever it was, only I had seen it. I was sure of that.



About Stewart Bint:

Stewart Bint is a novelist, magazine columnist and Public Relations writer, and a member of the influential worldwide Awethors group.

He is an active awareness campaigner for mental health and sepsis, and was named on the 2016 list of “Inspirational Mental Health Advocates that are changing the world.”

Previous roles include radio presenter, newsreader and phone-in host.

Married to Sue, with two grown-up children, Chris and Charlotte, and a charismatic budgie called Alfie, Stewart lives in Leicestershire in the UK, and goes barefoot almost all the time.

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In addition to his latest work, To Rise Again, published by Creativia, he also has three novels available from Dragon Moon Press:

He has also contributed short stories to a number of anthologies:

And his back catalogue is rounded off with two compilation e-books of his magazine columns: