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Insane by Hollie Thubron

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“My name is Avery Blake. I will be the hero for the next 300 pages. Well, in my opinion I will be anyway. After all, this is my story.

My primary occupation is as a pharmaceutical rep. I hate to say I do love the sales and I definitely love the cash… But it doesn’t send adrenaline shooting through my body and make me bounce up and down like a kid in a sweet shop.

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No, the things that really get me going include painting, volunteer work, killing, tap dancing and golfing.

Yes, you read that correctly.”

One person’s crazy is another person’s reality, with so much in this world being left to interpretation, is killing really wrong? Are serial killers really insane? Anyway, who are you to judge?

The locals of Southhurst would never dare wonder the streets alone at night, since there has been a serial killer terrorizing the area for fifteen years. But Avery Blake isn’t afraid.

Avery Blake is a serial killer. She kills because she enjoys it. But how long can she go on like this, before someone catches on?

Insane is a psychological thriller addressing the different perceptions of morality and what influences them.

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About the Author:

816EUGtF5hL._UX250_Hollie Thubron is a singer, songwriter and author from the outskirts of London and has been writing novels since she was child. It has always been her dream to be a published author and that dream has been achieved, with Insane being her debut novel.

She is fascinated by the psychology of serial killers as well as the debate about morality and so she is studying Philosophy at the University of Bristol.

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Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 by B.C.R. Fegan

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Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is a 32 page children’s fiction

To be released on March 14, 2018.

 

Door32 Cover.jpgThe magical Hotel of Hoo is a mysterious place with some very unusual occupants. As our guests explore the strange hotel, they are invited to experience everything it has to offer with just one warning… don’t ever look behind door 32.

This imaginative picture book aims to take children beyond the first ten cardinal numbers, and introduces them to the patterns of counting in a fun and accessible way. With rooms to explore and unique objects to count, children will enjoy lingering on each page as they make their way closer to the forbidden door.

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Excerpt:

Welcome to the magical Hotel of Hoo.
Where I’ll be your host, Mr Nicholas Noo.

I’m sure you’ll be happy in room number 1.
You’ll be my first guests; before you, I had none.
Please explore my hotel, but whatever you do,
Don’t ever look behind door 32.

Through door number 2 are the grumpy old clowns.
I don’t think they’re funny,
but they help clean the grounds.

Through door number 3 are the fidgety knights.
They itch and they scratch,
but they fix all the lights.

Through door number 4 is the room where we eat,
Door-32-BrotherWhenever you’re hungry, come in, take a seat.
But just a reminder, when done with your stew,
Don’t ever look behind door 32.

 

Illustrated by Lenny Wen.
Published by TaleBlade Press.

 

Quotes from Reviews:

“B.C.R. Fegan combines the whimsical spirit of a Dr. Seuss book with the spine-tingling mystery of a haunted house in his picture book Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32.” – BlueInk (Starred Review)

“Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is both enjoyable and educational. With thirty-one doors to explore, the book is sure to entertain young children while also reinforcing early counting skills.” – Foreword Clarion Reviews

“What is behind door 32? The answer isn’t what readers will expect, and the finale of the charmingly rhymed book has a pleasing twist designed to make kids chuckle with relief that nothing really terrible is lurking.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The ending is excellent and unexpected. It is a good bedtime storybook for parents to read out at night and can be used for read aloud and story telling sessions in classrooms and school libraries.” – Readers’ Favorite

 

My Review:

Door-32-SisterA simple and fun story, that counts from 1-32
as you visit all the rooms in the Hotel of Hoo.
Along with two young guests we peek behind each door…
There are wonderful characters; goblins, ghosts, fairies and more.

The rhyming text is fun to read out loud, and for the most part it’s a fairly easy read although there are some challenging words for younger readers.

The book is filled, from cover to cover, with delightful illustrations!

An enjoyable and entertaining book.

 

BCR-FeganAuthor Bio:

BCR Fegan is a multi-award-winning author who has written a number of fairy tales and fantasies for children and young adults. He is inspired by stories that resonate deeply with our desire for adventure, yearning for magic and search for meaning. When Fegan is not writing children’s books, he is forging worlds in the realm of Young Adult Fiction.

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When Knowing Comes by Valarie Savage Kinney

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Title: When Knowing Comes
Series: Secrets of Windy Springs Book 2
Author: Valarie Savage Kinney
Release Date: March 10, 2018

 
When Knowing ComesTwisted magic pervades the enchanted forest at Windy Springs Renaissance Festival. Strange physical symptoms plague Keisha as her second season of vending at Windy Springs begins.

Violence and destruction bring fear to the festival as long-harbored secrets threaten to emerge. When stunning truths are unveiled, Keisha struggles to come to grips with a new reality. Will her relationship with Rogan withstand the coming changes or will the darkness he reveals about his past destroy the promise of their future?

When Knowing Comes is the second 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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Author Bio:

27654394_1904237963158226_6070796649316661387_nValarie Kinney is a writer, fiber artist and Renaissance Festival junkie with a wicked caffeine addiction. She resides in Michigan with her husband, four children, and two insane little dogs. She is the author of Heckled, Slither, Just Hold On, and the Secrets of Windy Springs series, as well as short stories in various anthologies. She can be followed on Twitter @kinneychaos.

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My Review:

We rejoin Keisha, Rogan and the rest of the weird and wondrous characters for second season at the Windy Springs Renaissance Festival.

It’s a trying time for everyone, especially for Keisha as she struggles to combine taking care of her young daughter, Evie, alongside helping Layla, the threat from Captain Dash’s sister, Cordelia, and her new-found ‘knowing’.

It’s another wonderfully written book, with plenty of twists to keep me interested, with a cast of multi-dimensional characters, each with their own eccentricities, fears and flaws.

I hope the next book isn’t far from being ready 🙂

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The Coven Princess by Lily Luchesi

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Now available from USA Today bestselling author Lily Luchesi and Vamptasy Publishing:
THE COVEN PRINCESS.

 
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Your blood does not define you.

Harley Torrance’s parents were killed in a home invasion when she was three. Adopted by a nice couple, Harley begins to develop strange powers. At fourteen she brews a potion so strong it gains the attention of the Coven King, and changes her world forever.

She’s not human, she’s a witch.

Now a part of the magical community, Harley must learn to control her powers lest the Darkness already in her blood overcomes her. Can she dampen her lust for power in order to stop the Dark from taking over the Coven and killing everyone in their way?

 

 

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My Review:

The Coven Princess is Lily Luchesi’s first venture into the YA genre, and she has done it with style.

Harley was orphaned and adopted by humans at a young age. She’s a witch, but doesn’t know it until she’s visited by an odd gentleman after being expelled from school.

We join Harley, as she joins the witch community where she learns about magic and her heritage and makes new friends along the way.

The journey of self-discovery the Haley undertakes was an emotional rollercoaster ride for both Harley and myself.

The characters were all multi-dimensional, interesting and flawed and the storyline was well-thought out and exciting, keeping me on the edge of my seat.

Although The Coven Princess is loosely connected to Lily’s amazing Paranormal Detective books, you don’t have to know anything about the series to enjoy this YA read.

About the author:

Lily LuchesiLily Luchesi is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the Paranormal Detectives Series, published by Vamptasy Publishing. She also has short stories included in multiple bestselling anthologies, and a successful dark erotica retelling of Dracula.

She is also the editor, curator and contributing author of Vamptasy Publishing’s Damsels of Distress anthology, which celebrates strong female characters in horror and paranormal fiction.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and now resides in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things “dark”. At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle. She is also an out member of the LGBT+ community. When she’s not writing, she’s going to rock concerts, getting tattooed, watching the CW, or reading manga. And drinking copious amounts of coffee.

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Hungry For Love by Maya Sacher

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Title: Hungry For Love
Author: Maya Sacher
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Book Club Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Family Drama
Publication Date: March 1, 2018

 

book coverElizabeth, a dentist in her late thirties, doesn’t have it all. She is coping with her husband’s coma, her unresolved grief over her mother’s death, her mixed feelings toward her stepmother, dissatisfaction with her job.

Unexpectedly, she falls in love with a musical zoo curator from Australia. He is divorced, he has a dog and a tween daughter who doesn’t want Elizabeth around.

When her husband wakes up, Elizabeth’s life is thrown into chaos. The choice before her is unbearable because she doesn’t want to hurt anyone, yet she wants to do the right thing, whatever that is. The expectations of her family and her men don’t make it any easier. What should she do? Can she have her cookie and eat it too?

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Excerpt:

As they stepped onto the sidewalk, Aidan gripped her hand as if not to let it slip out. “I love you, Ellie. You know that, don’t you?”

How many times had she wished she could give up a second, a day, a year, half her life just to once more see Mother’s beautiful smile, feel her comforting embrace? But not now. Now she wouldn’t give up a single moment, even if that would bring back Mother. How could she give this up? This joy Aidan pulled to the surface so effortlessly. This energy which enveloped her as if it could lift her off the ground. Had she ever lived to the fullest? Was this how it felt? And all because of him? Those cutest of words?

She stopped to look at him. “I know.”

Aidan cupped her cheek and kissed her, all the while holding her hand. She couldn’t stop smiling, her teeth colliding with his, grazing his lips. She wished she could capture them in a photograph, one she could go back to when her memory failed her. But her mind would have to do. Her crazy happy mind.

 

Author Bio:

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Maya Sacher is a writer, a law school graduate, an activist, and the author of a short story collection, God’s Sins, and a novel, Horny Girl, both published in Croatia.

She travels on occasion, she watches a lot of movies, and she loves a good book, especially books that make her laugh and teach her new things.

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Enthralled by Raechel Lynn

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Author, Raechel Lynn brings you Enthralled, a continuation of Magnus and Eleanor’s story. Set two months down the road, Magnus has finally reached his breaking point and decides to seek out Eleanor. But at what price?

 
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The life Magnus knew is in shambles. There is only one woman on his mind, and he will do whatever he can to have her. He is a wanted man, the bounty on his head growing every day, but he is more of a threat each day that he is away from her. The Faction is closing its noose around Magnus’ neck, and the monster inside him demands her in his bed. Will he be able to keep her safe?

Eleanor is walking a razor’s edge. Her family is dangerous, and so is the man she craves. She’s searching for her true happiness, and learning to stand on her own; but will falling for Magnus be the most dangerous choice she’s made yet?

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Warning! Minor spoiler alert if you haven’t read Enticed yet!

      “Hey beautiful, do you come here often?” The urge to pull her into his arms was savage.
      “Magnus, I’ve been here every weekend looking for you. Why did you leave?” Eleanor shoved her thumbs in her belt, fighting the primal urge to touch him.
      Magnus felt his jaw drop. “How do you remember?”
      She searched his face, registered the shock and confusion, as well as the desire. “Look, I know what you are Magnus. How I know this is a long story that, in time, I’ll tell you. But for right now, all you need to know is that you can’t compel me. Why did you leave me that night?”
      He reached a shaking hand out to brush a stray lock of hair behind her ear. “I was trying to protect you. I have enemies in this city, and if they find out there is someone important to me, they will use them to hurt me. You’re too good of a woman to be snuffed out because you’re hanging around a low-life like me.”
      Warmth flooded Eleanor. “All I need to protect me is you. I know the risks Magnus. I want what you offered me. Even if it is just for a few more nights.”
      “I don’t want you hurt Eleanor.” Hope sliced through him, sharp and dangerous.
      “Magnus, I’m a big girl. I can make my own decisions. I’m asking you to take me, as I am, for however long you want me.” Eleanor reached out her hand, willing him to her.
      “You still don’t know what you’re asking of me. My world is much darker, and much deeper, than the small piece that you saw. I’ll ask many things of you, things that will be beyond your current comfort level, I’ll ask you to share yourself, as well as myself, with others. Our safe words will always apply, but you’ll be my slave.” Magnus wanted her to say yes, he wanted her to come fully into his world, but she had to make the decision for herself.

 
Message to Readers:

I hope that you enjoy Enthralled as much as I do. It was a blast to write, and I look forward to bringing more of Eleanor and Magnus’ story.
~Raechel

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Author Bio:

frisco1oRaechel Lynn is an almost 30-year-old erotica author living in the pacific northwest. Her biggest passion outside of writing is competing with her two American Quarter Horses, Cinder and Frisco. She is an adoption advocate, and her 70-lb Pitbull Remington is a lap dog. Her full-time job is lifeguard, swim instructor, and swim team coach.

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Raechel Lynn has agreed to be interviewed and will be visiting Rainne’s Ramblings next week.

Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, here are Raechel’s Favorite Authors

  1. Ken Follett
  2. Gena Showalter
  3. Sherrilyn Kenyon
  4. Kresley Cole
  5. Karen Marie Moning
  6. Anne McCaffery
  7. J.K. Rowling
  8. Piers Anthony
  9. China Mieville
  10. Stephen King

 

 

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Dark Words by Paul White

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Dark Words: Dark tales, Darker poetry

 
411EwRCnleL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_We all have dark times in our lives; times when the clouds of uncertainty gather about us, when the shadows in our minds slam shut the doorway of hope.

These are times when the future looks bleak, when tomorrow is nothing more than a harbinger of anguish and our past lives a wasteland of futile labour.

Sitting in darkened rooms, listening to sad songs and reading dark words lends a little comfort to our souls as we contemplate the tattered remains of our world.

This book shares those days, the long cold nights of loneliness and apprehensive dread of what bleakness awaits us when the sun rises.

An amalgamation of Dark tales, Darker poetry and still Darker prose.
Emotional, deep, touching, scary, even dreadful, sickening, frightful in parts.

Dark words ventures into your soul, its bony tendril fingernails scratching your innermost fears, picking at your heart, probing your mind and twisting it into an abhorrent tumour of anxious evocative revulsion.

This is a book you NEED to read, a book which pushes boundaries.

**TW. Trigger warning: Contains graphic, illustrative descriptions of self-harm.

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Excerpt from ‘Roll of the dice’ – Dark Words:

This bar was like one of so many bars located on a towns deteriorating streets. The type of bar which exist only because the last few regular customers have not yet passed away.

Even the exterior slouched wearily, like an aged man with asthma, over the grey pavement. The interior fared little better. It was painted in a sad shade of shit brown, covered with dandruff of dust.

The only glimmer of promise reflected from the whisky bottles standing in disorderly conduct on the grimy shelves and from the brass beer pump which looked incongruous standing upright in the centre of the counter like a golden penis.

The true irony was the beer pump alone was the only object in the entire bar that could stand erect. Its very presence, so predominantly on display, seemed to mock the old men whose only recollection of penile function is shrouded in the befuddled fog of distant memory…

 

My Review:

An interesting and meaningful book of short works, from author, Paul White

Some of the shorts in this book are dark and insightful stories…

I particularly liked the short stories and unexpected endings of Eyes Like a Ghost and Neat and Orderly, and the haunting poem Today I Cried.

Others bring to life the feelings of self-hate, worthlessness and loneliness that comes with depression.

Those parts of the book are hard-hitting and were emotionally difficult for me to read, but also comforting!

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I’m not a fan of trigger warnings in general, however, parts of this book contain descriptions of self-harm.

 

The Author:

16508152_1422062741137206_3711805459333421422_nI am a multi-genre author of fiction, semi-fiction and non-fictional works. I have published books ranging from Children’s stories to tales of Crime and Violence, from personal accounts of the worlds War Zones to Emotive Poetry books and the humorous side of Military Social History to Twisted tales of both Magic and Gremlins

A common topic running through many of my stories is that of life, of love, happiness, laughter, anger, anguish, fear, uncertainty, pain and loss. All the common denominators of the most important matter of all, the human condition.

I am the founder of CQI Magazine and Electric Eclectic, writer of the blogs, ‘Ramblings from a Writers Mind‘ (writing about writing for writers) and Wild Geese, the independent traveller’s blog.

As for myself… I have a warped sense of humour, I love good food, good wine and great company. I am an ardent independent traveller, a nature lover and supporter of ecological and wildlife preservation.

Go on, check me out… you know you want too.

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