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Five on Friday

Five on Friday

Five New Releases

The following five new releases have caught my eye this month, and are going on my to-read list

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Hidden Danger
by Kathleen Harryman

Release Date: January 11, 2020

 

Hidden DangerDeath is coming for you…
And it’s wearing a familiar face.

Meet Rita Jackson, a child serial killer who loves to deprive her victims of oxygen. Hidden behind her youth and innocence is a monstrous killer who cannot be satiated.

At a very young age, her murderous tendencies were known to her father, who’s as addicted to death as she is. He fed it and encouraged the monster to grow.

She will steal your last breath and watch you die with a smile on her face in this chilling and captivating story.

Their house in Crossroads Farm will echo with the cry of her victims. Forty people will be held captive. Thirty-seven will die.

When the police arrive at Crossroads Farm, will Rita be amongst the living?
Or will she lose her life to her own madness?

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Lullabies For Suffering
by Caroline Kepnes, Kealan Patrick Burke, Gabino Iglesias, John FD Taff, Mercedes M Yardley, Mark Matthews

Release Date: January 14, 2020

 

Lullabies For SufferingAddiction starts like a sweet lullaby sung by a trusted loved one. It washes away the pains of the day and wraps you in the warmness of the womb where nothing hurts and every dream is possible. Yet soon enough, this warm state of bliss becomes a cold shiver, the ecstasy and dreams become nightmares, yet we can’t stop listening to the lullaby. We crave to hear the siren song as it rips us apart.

Six stories: three novellas, three novelettes, written by a powerful list of talent, all featuring the insidious nature of addiction–damaged humans craving for highs and wholeness but finding something more tragic and horrific on the other side.

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133 Hours
by Zach Abrams

Release Date: January 20, 2020

133 HoursArriving at work to find she’s lost more than five and a half days of her life, Briony has no recollection of where she’s been, or what has happened. Has she been ill or had a breakdown – or could she have been drugged and abducted?

Doubting her own sanity, Briony is fearful of what lies beyond the surface, yet driven to discover the truth. Going through her scarce memories, she realizes that something terrible might have happened to her during the time she has no recollection of.

Assisted by her friends Alesha and Jenny, they team up with a retired detective to uncover the truth. But where was she for 133 hours… and why?

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Damaged
by Dan Scottow

Release Date: January 20, 2020


DamagedDo you believe everything you’re told?

Journalist Emily Blake is sent back to her hometown to investigate the disappearance of a young girl called Becky Clarke. Emily takes the assignment willingly as the case echoes the disappearance of her childhood friend, Alice Abbott, twenty-five years earlier.

Returning to the village, Emily renews old acquaintances and rivalries. She reconnects with her estranged brother Adam, who has never quite recovered from tragic events from their past.

While she looks into the disappearance of Becky Clarke, Emily revisits Alice’s case but not everyone welcomes her investigation.

As lies that have been told for twenty-five years surrounding Alice’s disappearance begin to unravel, Emily is drawn deeper into the mystery.

What happened to Alice?

Will Becky ever be found?

And do the answers lie closer to home than anyone ever imagined?

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The Doctor
by Erica R. Stinson

Release Date: January 21, 2020

The DoctorA night out turns to terror for Avery Hansen when she wakes up in a locked hospital room with no recollection of how she got there.

A nurse arrives and informs Avery that the doctor will see her shortly, and that is all the woman will say.

Nothing more.

Avery soon discovers, to her horror, that she is not alone.

Other women are being detained throughout the facility and she is further horrified to recognize one of the women, reported missing by the media in recent weeks.

Then Avery begins to notice that women disappear from the facility, never to be seen again, and new ones replace them.

The evasive director of the secured facility, known as Doctor Perritt, has plans for Avery and the other women also being held against their will.

But Avery has always gone against the grain and immediately proves to The Doctor that she is nothing like his other patients.

What is going on in this sterile, medical institution and what could they possibly want with Avery, a complete and unwilling stranger?

Please have a read…..The Doctor will see you shortly.

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Five on Friday

Five on Friday

Five free reads

The following five books are free for a limited time. All prices were checked prior to posting, but please be sure to verify the price before downloading a book.

 

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Echo Saga Books 1 & 2
by Skye Genaro

Echo Across Time

echo-saga-books-1-2Fall in love with the achingly beautiful story of Echo and Connor, supernaturally gifted teens, as they fight to live out their destiny together.

Echo had it all–she lived in a mansion in the wealthiest neighborhood and was a member of the Partychicks, the elite high school clique. But her enviable life was ripped apart when a bullying incident put her in a coma. When Echo wakes up, she’s gained paranormal powers that she can’t control.

Objects magically fly through the air. Lights flicker. Trees snap in half. Echo’s untamed paranormal abilities wreak havoc on her life, and she will do just about anything to get rid of them. Even if it means sharing her secret with Connor, the gorgeous, frightening stranger who appears out of thin air and possesses shocking supernatural abilities. He promises to teach her things beyond her wildest imagination–if Echo has the courage to trust him.

Soon, she is pulled into a world of mystical possibility and starts falling hard for the enigmatic Connor. As Echo uncovers the truth about him, she discovers a dark secret brewing within her city: people with paranormal gifts are being kidnapped and murdered. Escaping with Connor would keep Echo alive, but at a high cost to him and to the future they both believe in. Echo must choose between her love for Connor and her own safety, but she can’t have both.

Echo Into Darkness

The exciting sequel to the award-winning Echo Across Time.

So close to death that he could probably taste it, Connor set his gaze on his hidden audience. At a moment when most prisoners would lash out in panic, he stared down his tormentors. Behind that stormy, warring face was a tenderness that only I knew. A devotion that ran so deep, he had risked everything to search for me beyond the boundaries of time.
Now, his life was in my hands.

As Echo tries to piece her life together after the devastating separation from her soulmate, she finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with bewitching criminals whose paranormal terrorism threatens to take over her city.

When a frightening turn of events puts Connor’s life at risk, Echo must unveil the depths of her power or lose him forever.

Echo Into Darkness is a story of power, passion and deceit that will keep you turning pages and leave you breathless.

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Wings of Steele – Destination Unknown
by Jeffrey J. Burger

Wings of Steele

 
Life as Jack Steele knows it, is about to irreversibly change, calling into question his very perception of reality. As an ex K9 cop, Steele is no stranger to a judicious application of force to control or resolve an issue. But when events go drastically and violently sideways, in a direction and magnitude that no one could have ever imagined, he quickly learns control is an illusion.

A nearly perfect life as a globetrotting pilot for hire, Steele, accompanied by his German Shepherd, Fritz, experience an abrupt and violent detour, their lives swept into chaos. Every secret intelligence agency on the planet is hunting for them – leaving only one option. Run. But to where?

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No Place to Vanish
by Jaden Skye

No Place to VanishNO PLACE TO VANISH is book #2 in the new romantic suspense series by #1 bestselling author Jaden Skye.

Olivia, back in New York and trying to resume her normal life, receives a shocking phone call: her best friend from college has gone missing. She never returned from her bachelorette party.

Olivia, implored by her friend’s husband to help, flies back down to Miami, determined to find her. She meets the woman’s friends, and finds herself lead deeper and deeper into a maze of lies, strippers, secret lovers, and jilted husbands. As the trail leads her back to Key West, she finds herself working side by side with Wayne again, stirring up old memories. Yet, even so, the trail has seemed to gone cold.

Olivia can’t help but wonder: did her friend run off? Kill herself?

Or was she murdered?

NO PLACE TO VANISH is book #2 in an explosive new romantic suspense series filled with love, tragedy, heartbreak, betrayal and suspense, one that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #3 will be released soon.

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The Secret Bunker: Darkness Falls
by Paul Teague

A secret bunker. A sinister darkness. Can Dan Tracy put the pieces together before the whole world is lost?

The Secret BunkerOn a family trip to a disused Cold War bunker, Dan Tracy’s family gets caught up in life­ threatening events which have cast a sudden and terrible darkness over the surface of the planet.

All known life has been put to sleep, causing havoc throughout the world as planes drop from the skies, vehicles career off the road and governments seem powerless to intervene.

24 hours after the darkness descends, the bunker undergoes a massive transformation and it emerges that the dusty old tunnels form a state-­of­-the-­art operations centre which has been hiding in open view for many decades – but its present­day purpose is unclear.

Dan soon realises that he and his family are part of something bigger than they could ever have imagined and the world is in perilous danger from a malevolent organisation based on earth and intent on destroying the planet.

If you like fast-paced apocalyptic action, captivating characters, and stories that keep you reading all night long, then you’ll love Paul Teague’s Secret Bunker Trilogy.

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Protected Mate
by J.H. Croix

A shifter romance with a guaranteed HEA from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot paranormal romance with a twist of suspense and adventure, you’ll love this series!

Protected MateDane Ashworth, a solitary mountain lion shifter, comes from one of the founding shifter families of Catamount, a town deep in the woods of Maine where mountain lion shifters have existed in secret for centuries. The community is in turmoil after the startling death of a shifter. In the midst of upheaval in Catamount, Dane encounters the unassuming, curvy and delectable Chloe Silver.

Chloe set out to hike the famed Appalachian Trail in the aftermath of heartbreak. She’s lived a well-planned life, only to learn that the best laid plans could blow up in her face. She’s looking for a fresh start, but trust doesn’t come easily for her. The mere idea of shifters has never crossed her mind, but Dane calls to her in a way that no man ever has. She finds herself tossed and turned by the depth of her attraction to him. The mountain lion in Dane knows Chloe is meant for him, but he has to find a way to earn her trust and make her believe in him and in what lies between them. Passion burns like wildfire between them while events in Catamount put them both in danger. In a love story filled with passion, romance, adventure, betrayal and secrets, Chloe will have to decide if she can accept Dane for who he is, and if she’s willing to believe in the power of love.

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Five on Friday

Five on Friday

Five reads for January.

These five books are on my to-read list this month.
I have three books to read for blog tours coming up on Just Books and I’m adding a couple of books from my bookshelves.

 

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Victory Day (ARC)
by Rachel Churcher

Victory Day

 

Bex Ellman and Ketty Smith meet in London. As the war heats up around them, Bex and Ketty must learn to trust each other. With her friends and family in danger, Bex needs Ketty to help rescue them. For Ketty, working with Bex is a matter of survival. When Victory is declared, both will be held accountable for their decisions.

The Battle Ground series is set in a dystopian near-future UK, after Brexit and Scottish independence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Black Ditch
by Simon J Lancaster

The Black Ditch
LAURIE STERNE feels like he’s been cut adrift in space. His father has been shot dead, caught in the crossfire of a gangland war that has also claimed his boss’s life. Laurie is a refugee who lost his adoptive mum years before and doesn’t know where he was born, let alone who his birth parents were. But he’s not alone in the world: someone is trying to kill him.

This is London, 2050, a dumping ground for climate refugees and dissidents. Gangs rule, murder goes unpunished and the police make sure you can’t escape.
In his struggle to stay alive, he finds an ally: his former boss’s secret daughter.

But with the killer predicting his every move, is the man without a past being betrayed by the woman who seems to offer him a future?

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Hunter’s Blood
by Val Penny

Hunter's Blood

 

DI Hunter Wilson never has just one problem to solve.

Three elderly women he knows have died in mysterious circumstances. Hunter appears to be the only link.

A little girl goes missing on a cold winter’s night. When his team discovers cocaine hidden at the farm where she was living, the search becomes even more urgent.

Why did the women die? And what did the child witness?

Hunter must find the answers to these questions to ensure his family and his city are safe.

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The Case of The Spectral Shot
by T.G. Campbell

The Case of The Spectral ShotThe Bow Street Society is a fictional group of amateur detectives, operating in Victorian London. Each of its civilian members has been enlisted for their unique skill or exceptional knowledge in a particular field derived from their usual occupation. Members are assigned to cases, by the Society’s clerk, Miss Trent, based upon these skills and fields of knowledge. This ensures the Society may work on the behalf of their clients regardless of their client’s social class or wealth; cases that the police either can’t or won’t investigate. From an artist to an illusionist, from a spiritualist to a journalist, the Bow Street Society’s aim is to provide justice by all and for all.

When Miss Trent, is paid a late night visit by a masked stranger, the Bow Street Society is plunged into its most bizarre case to date. New faces join returning members as they encounter unsolved murders, the contentious world of spiritualism, and mounting hostility from the Metropolitan Police. Can the Society exorcise the ghosts of the past to uncover the truth, or will it, too, be lured into an early grave…?

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Carousel
by Chris Turnbull

Carousel

 

Jonathan was supposed to be getting married today, but instead he is in Paris; and what’s worse he is now over 120 years in the past.

Transported back by an old amusement carousel, Jonathan finds his life turned upside down as he finds himself stuck in 1889.

Desperate to return home, he goes in search of the carousel. Although his wish to return is high, he soon learns that his reasons to stay could be just as compelling.

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Five on Friday

Five on Friday

 

Five New Releases

The following five books caught my eye this month and have been released in the past four weeks.

 

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A Midnight Clear
by Collected Authors

Release Date: November 5th, 2019

A Midnight Clear

 

This short story collection includes six stories of not-so-merry Yuletide whimsy. A woman so cold she hardens to ice on a winter’s eve. Risen from his grave before his time, a winter god alters the balance between seasons. A wolf’s holiday season is interrupted by a strange curse. From a murder at the Stanley Hotel to demons of Christmas past, present, and future, and a mad elf and Santa’s Candy Court, these authors share their love for winter holidays in this collection of dark winter tales, destined to chill your bones and warm your heart for the Yuletide season.

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Witness in the Woods
by Michele Hauf

Release Date: November 1st, 2019

Witness in the Woods

 

He’ll fight tooth and nail

To keep her safe.

When shots are fired, wildlife officer Joe Cash responds to the call and finds himself face-to-face with Skylar Davis and her pet…wolf. It’s Joe’s job to protect all endangered species—including the pretty vet’s menagerie of rescues. As the threats intensify, Joe realizes Skylar could be the key to busting a ruthless poaching ring. But she’s keeping a secret that could cause more harm than either of them can imagine.

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Fire & Ice
by Collected Authors

Release Date: October 30th, 2019

Fire & IceFire and Ice… they are two of the most powerful elements known to man.

From the tiniest of sparks to a blazing inferno, fire is an intense energy that
can consume anything in its path.

Ice is it’s unrelenting and frigid counterpart that can startle your senses
and make you shiver.

When put together, you’ll find a force that is stronger than anything you’ll ever encounter.
If you love the paranormal and can’t get enough of romance, then this set is exactly what you need in your library.
With mythical creatures, vampires, shapeshifters, and supernatural of all kinds, you’re sure to find something that will awaken your senses and set your soul on fire as you tremble with delight.

Including stories from:
USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Greenwood
USA Today and International Bestselling Author, Nicole Morgan
USA Today Bestselling, and Award-Winning Author, Desiree Holt
Award-winning and Amazon Bestselling Author, Nikki Landis
USA Today Bestselling, and Award-Winning Author, Suzanne Jenkins
Two-time EPIC award winner, and Amazon Bestselling Author, Lesli Richardson
USA Today Bestselling Author, Author Candace Sams
USA Today Bestselling Author, Jocelyn Dex
International Bestselling Author, Laurie Treacy
International Bestselling Author, Krista Ames
International Bestselling Author, Deelylah Mullin
International Bestselling Author, Mercer Norris
Author Tricia Schneider
Author Trevann Rogers
Author Jeffrey Bardwell
Author Jessica Ripley
Author Ashlee Nicole Bye
Author Stacy-Deanne
International Bestselling & Award-Winning Author, K.L. Bone
Author Jayelle Morgan

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Like, Follow, Kill
by Carissa Ann Lynch

Release Date: October 25th, 2019

Like, Follow, Kill

 
What if your stalker could become your saviour…

Badly scarred after the accident that killed her husband, Camilla Brown locks herself away from the world. Her only friendships are online, where everyone lives picture-perfect lives.

In private Camilla can follow anyone she likes. And Camilla likes a lot. Especially her old school friend Valerie Hutchens.

Camilla is obsessed with Valerie’s posts, her sickening joy for life, her horribly beautiful face. But then Camilla spots something strange in one of Valerie’s posts – a man’s face looking through her window, watching, waiting…

And then Valerie goes missing.

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The Midnight Hour: All Hallows’ Brides
by Collected Authors

Release Date: October 24th, 2019

The Midnight HourWhen doors creak and ghostly whispers are heard in the midnight hour, this stunning collection of Gothic Regency Historical Romance novellas are sure to leave you breathless with Poe-inspired, romantic dreams…

Welcome to the All-Hallows’ Brides collection. Seven of your favorite Historical Romance authors have come together for a collection of never-before published stories that will give you a chill, a thrill, and have you reading them again and again. Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, you’ve never seen a collection like this by some of the biggest names in Historical Romance.

The title of each story is named for their ‘Bride’:

Emma by Kathryn Le Veque
Aislin by Meara Platt
Sarah by Scarlett Scott
Madeleine by Mary Lancaster
Beth by Maggi Andersen
Hyacinth by Chasity Bowlin
Eleanor by Sydney Jane Baily
Raven by Violetta Rand

So, grab your candle and lock your door, and settle down to read this smashing collection of darkly-tinged romantic tales with unforgettable heroes and magnificent ladies. Romance has never been so daring… or so Gothic.

And if you hear a knock on your door… don’t answer it.

Unless you are prepared to welcome a wandering wraith in a tattered wedding gown…

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Five on Friday

Five on Friday

 

Five reads for November

 
These five books are on my to-read list this month.
The first two are for blog tours over on Just Books. The third was offered to me by the author, and the other two I requested from Voracious Readers Only.

I have already read two of the books for this month, and will probably fit in a few more, although I’m spending a good bit of my free time making Christmas cards.

 

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Honor Among Vampires
by Elizabeth Guizzetti

Honor Among Vampires

Principality of Moldovia, 1509

While her beloved husband is away at war, Agata manages their estate and dairy. One night, she is called to assist a first-year heifer. She does not know a vampire lurks in the darkness. Agata wakes in the birthing barn disoriented, wounded, bitten, and defiled. Her son is injured, but alive. The herdsman is discovered with his throat gnawed open. Several cows are missing.

Plunged into a strange existence of monstrous cravings, she moves to secure her children’s futures before the details of the attack is known. News spreads quickly in her village. With the conviction she might regain her honor by defeating the vampire, Agata leaves her parish. Unaided, she crosses the mountains to an ancient crumbling Roman fort where it is said the vampire resides. However, the vampire doesn’t live alone.

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The Moon Hunters
by Anya Pavelle

The Moon Hunters

 
The Pestilence sweeps the globe with terrifying speed. A group of survivors finds an island sanctuary.

Three generations later, no one has heard from the outside world in years. The old radio only crackles with static. The Pestilence either finished its job or the world tore itself apart.

In the Village of Lehom, Leilani has been called to court as a Virtue by the King. Going to court means losing her independence and self-respect. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a choice.

Leilani decides to take a stand; the King be damned. She plans a daring escape and sets in motion a series of events that will shake the foundation of her village and the island to its core.

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Knowing Rogan
by Valarie Savage Kinney

Knowing Rogan

 
Knowing Rogan.

Unwanted. Neglected. Unloved. The proverbial luck o’ the Irish had never smiled much on Rogan O’Connor. After losing his parents to a heroin overdose, Rogan aches for a sense of stability. Though his childhood left much to be desired, it’s even worse floundering along with no family at all. Unsure how to manage his burgeoning psychic ability or his increasingly problematic temper, he struggles to grasp his place in the world. In the midst of it all, he meets someone who changes his life forever… but will the scars of his past sabotage his chance for a future with the woman he loves?

Knowing Rogan is the fifth book in the Secrets of Windy Springs series. Grab your copy today and find out what mysteries await within the magical forest at Windy Springs.

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Mortom
by Erik Therme

Mortom

Andy Crowl barely knew his recently deceased cousin, Craig Moore, so he’s especially surprised to be named as the sole beneficiary in Craig’s will. Not that there’s much to inherit: just an empty bank account and a run-down house.

Once Andy arrives in the town of Mortom, however, he’s drawn into his puzzle-obsessed cousin’s true legacy: a twisted and ominous treasure hunt. Beckoned by macabre clues of dead rats and cemetery keys, Andy jumps into the game, hoping to discover untold wealth. But unsavory secrets—and unanswered questions about Craig’s untimely demise—arise at every turn, leading Andy to wonder if he’s playing the game…or if the game is playing him.

Something’s rotten in Mortom. And this dead man’s game might not be all that Andy is doomed to lose.

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Aki’s Gift
by Howard Scarrow

Aki's Gift

 

Clarence Stodden will never forget the day he received that package. Aki’s Gift follows Clarence and his oldest friend, Maggie Bauer, as they attempt to rid Clarence of Aki’s terrible curse before it takes him over completely. Inspired by classic horror, Aki’s Gift takes place in a small Southern Ontario town where things like this aren’t supposed to happen. Clarence must learn to finish something for the first time in his life before he is consumed by Aki’s curse.

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Five on Friday

Five on Friday

 

Five free/discounted reads

 
I’ve added the following five horror books to my kindle for Halloween.

They were free/discounted when I downloaded them, but might not be for long, so please be sure to verify the price before downloading a book.

 

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Angel Manor
by Chantal Noordeloos

A beautiful house – with a dark and deadly secret.

Angel ManorWhen Freya inherits her mother’s childhood home, she sees it as an opportunity. A chance for a new life with her best friends, as they convert the crumbling mansion into an exclusive hotel.

Instead, they’ll be lucky to escape with their lives.

As the first hammers tear through the bricked up entrances, a dark, terrible and ancient evil stirs beneath the house. An evil that has already laid claim to Freya and her companions’ souls.

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Kurtain Motel
by A.I. Nasser

“Confess!”

Kurtain MotelPatrick Lahm is down on his luck. Late for his book signing, out of gas and stuck in a storm. He hitches a ride to the Kurtain Motel where he is forced to spend the night. The small motel seems harmless enough at first, but as the night drags on, Patrick and the other guests slowly begin to realize there is a lot more to their temporary lodging than meets the eye.

Something evil is at work at the Kurtain Motel; something that creeps into the deepest, darkest corners of your mind and tugs at the chords of sanity until they finally break. On the longest night of his life, Patrick soon finds out that there is a reason why skeletons are kept in closets. He realizes that your sins always find a way to catch up with you, no matter how hard you try to run.

Welcome to the Kurtain Motel, where all your nightmares come true.

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From Away
by Deke Mackey Jr.

From AwayDawn Lesguettes has always wanted to know where she’s from.

So, when work forces her father to reluctantly return to his remote North-Atlantic island birthplace, Dawn insists on tagging along, hoping to reconnect with the broken family he’d abandoned so long ago.

But Mossley Island is not welcoming to those from away, and investigating her unusual family origins will soon lead Dawn to uncover chilling secrets best left buried, even as her arrival heralds the return of a darkness long thought vanquished.

Because for fifty years, an arcane and eldritch horror has waited in the cold, black waters surrounding the island. Fading into half-forgotten myth as those who defended against its last invasion slowly succumb to age, leaving the island in the hands of disbelievers. All but unprotected as the ancient evil prepares to mount a new attack.

Featuring creepy nuns with mysterious motives, a sinister cabal of strangely robust senior citizens, and lighthouse keepers watching the ocean for unspeakable terrors rising from the depths, the first suspenseful episode in this eerie seven-part serial will draw readers in with atmospheric tension and surprising twists, refusing to let go as it hurtles towards a startling cliffhanger conclusion sure to leave everyone desperate for the next gripping chapter.

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Fallen Gods: Sanctuary 12
by T.W. Malpass

Follow her voice.

Fallen GodsNine strangers, linked by the inner whisperings of a mysterious little girl. Each must piece together the origins of their other-worldly abilities and the location of the white manor, where they will be reunited, and the questions that have plagued their existence will finally be answered. But someone else marks their every step. The sinister Mr Cradleworth has other plans for them, plans that could bring about catastrophic consequences, not just for earth, but the whole universe.

This epic tale covers half the globe, as it follows each character into the darkest recesses of their soul. Combining eighties-style horror with science fiction, this dark fantasy will take you on a journey you will never forget.

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Edge of Shadows
by Cege Smith

Edge of ShadowsA tragic childhood left Ellie Coulter with a supernatural gift that tells her a person’s true intentions. But even that didn’t protect her from a cheating husband with his own self-destructive secrets. After finding the strength to leave, she retreats from the world to heal.

She’s drawn out of her protective shell when a friend insists on playing matchmaker. After some persistent coaxing, Ellie warms to the idea that she may have found a reason to let her walls down, and his name is David Mitchell.

With things looking up in the romance department, Ellie finds herself the caretaker of the Bradford mansion, an impressive home that is also rumored to be haunted. Curious about what happened to the mansion’s former owners, Ellie finds herself entangled in the events that happened over a hundred years ago.

Far too late, Ellie discovers that It’s all part of the trap with a link to her past that was set by a puppet master hiding in the shadows. And Ellie fell right into it.

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Five on Friday

Five on Friday

Five reads for October

These five books are on my to-read list this month. All five are for blog tours coming up on Just Books. I hope to also fit in a book or two from my shelves and/or kindle.

 

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The Hive
by Jane Holland

The HiveThe Hive: a brand-new thriller for 2019 from Kindle #1 bestseller Jane Holland

Scarred by fire from infancy, with a persistent stammer, Charlotte has always been in the shadow of her glamorous theatrical parents. So it’s a shock when her mother commits suicide.

Left to care for her sick father in the dark maze of her childhood home, Charlotte begins to unravel. First, there’s the mysterious arrival of a box of dead bees. Then buzzing noises in the attic. People are watching her. Listening to her.

Everyone thinks she’s losing her mind. But an old photo suggests another, more sinister possibility …

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Tangled Roots
by Denise D. Young

Tangled RootsA witch lost in time. A man with magic in his blood and a chip on his shoulder. Dark secrets and shadowy magic. Steamy romance meets contemporary fantasy with a time slip in the first book of this new series.

Cassie Gearhart casts a spell in the forest in the summer of 1974. The next thing she knows, she wakes up to find the world irrevocably changed.

It’s 2019, for one thing. For another, all of her coven members have vanished, leaving behind only one man who holds the key to their secrets, Nick Felson, the grandson of her high priestess and a rough-around-the-edges farm boy who wants nothing to do with twenty-year-old Cassie.

For twenty-three-year-old Nick Felson, there are two worlds: one, Willow Creek, Virginia, before everything went to hell. And the other, after.

He’s sworn off magic, until a confused Cassie knocks on his door in the middle of the night, somehow missing forty-five years’ worth of time. But Nick knows falling for Cassie means letting magic back into his life—and that’s one line he swore he’d never cross.

Can Cassie unravel the mystery that transported her decades into the future? And can Nick resist the powerful magic and heart-pounding passion that swirl in the air whenever he and Cassie are together?

The Tangled Magic Series is intended for readers 18-plus who enjoy short but steamy reads, wild and witchy magic, swoon-worthy kisses, and small-town charm. The series is best read in order.

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Darkest Hour (ARC)
by Rachel Churcher

Darkest HourBex Ellman and Ketty Smith are fighting on opposite sides in a British civil war. Bex and her friends are in hiding, but when Ketty threatens her family, Bex learns that her safety is more fragile than she thought.



The Battle Ground series is set in a dystopian near-future UK, after Brexit and Scottish independence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To Snare A Witch
by Jay Raven

To Snare A WitchA chilling historical tale of lust, sorcery and devastating revenge.

No female dares spurn the lecherous advances of Sir Henry Cruttendon, 17th Century England’s most reviled nobleman. To do so risks a retribution that would terrify the Devil himself.

But Elizabeth Fiennes is no ordinary woman, blessed with stunning beauty, intelligence and guile. Coming from an influential family, she believes she is safe.What she doesn’t understand is that the Earl is determined to satisfy his lust at any cost and plans to use the wave of witch trials, fear and superstition sweeping the countryside to force her into his clutches.

And as he springs his malicious trap it triggers a chain of unholy events plunging hunter and prey into a maelstrom of deceit, terror and depravity – leaving them both staring into the face of true evil…

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The Haunting at Paradise House
by Killian Wolf

The Haunting at Paradise HouseIf you were given the chance to become a powerful sorceress, would you leave behind everything you thought you knew?

When Addison is offered the position of her dreams through a mysterious phone call, she rises to the occasion and moves to the Florida Keys to a mansion called Paradise House.

Footsteps from playful ghosts, a room of killer dolls, and an all too intelligent owl lead her to the mysteries that lie within the walls, to reveal the true reason behind her invitation. When dark forces get a hold of her and her patient, Addison is left with no choice but to take extreme measures to protect the ones she loves.

Will Addison be able to acquire the necessary skills fast enough in order to protect her patient, and defeat the evil entities that thrive in the mansion?

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