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Loving the Enemy by Amy Cecil

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FB_IMG_1557352837243Zaira’s memories have returned. She can’t accept nor forgive the truths that have been kept from her by the one man she trusted above all others – Michael Vitali

She knows exactly who he is …

She knows what he is …

She knows what he’s done …

And despite all that – she loves him.

When the Vitalis are faced with a new threat, Zaira once again gets caught in the middle and is used as a pawn putting her life in danger.

She soon realizes that life is too short. Forgiveness and acceptance are overrated when you’re about to lose your one and only true love. She makes up her mind that despite everything she wants Michael back.

Will Michael take the risk again; or will he turn his back on the only woman he’s ever loved and move on?

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Catch up on the Enemy Duet Series

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FB_IMG_1557352840124Michael Vitali, head of the Vitali crime organization is charismatic, handsome and strong-willed. He’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants and right now the only thing he wants is Zaira Bonita, the eldest daughter of the Vitali’s most rivaled family.

At one time, Michael and Zaira were very close. But, a tragedy caused false accusations and the families were torn apart.

Years later the families come together to eliminate a common enemy. It was a carefully and well thought out hit.

But not everything goes as planned.

At her engagement party, Zaira watches while her father and fiancée are murdered. She frantically tries to get away, but falls and hits her head. She awakes and finds herself with an awful headache and no memory caught up in a world that she is vaguely familiar. Her only guide – Michael Vitali.

Michael has Zaira right where he wants her and will do anything to keep her. He will even resort to manipulation and deceit. He knows there is a chance that when she does remember she won’t be able to forgive him, but he’s willing to risk his heart – for her.

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Don’t forget to join in on all the release week fun in Amy’s Amazing Street Girls group on Facebook!! Amy was live yesterday, May 9th, at 8:00EST, Stacey Rourke today, Friday the 10th, at 8:00EST and our Monica Diane will be doing Sexy Saturday all day with sexy mafia men!!!

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Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider

Nite Fire Book #3

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Shapeshifters, dragons, and parallel worlds—we’re not in Kansas anymore!

Secrets are a dragon’s best friend. Deception is a close second. Both provide a sturdy armor, allowing half-dragon shapeshifter, Dahlia Nite, to live undetected among the humans. Walking in two worlds, belonging in neither, she wraps herself in a shroud of lies to hide in plain sight. But nothing stays hidden forever.

When dismembered bodies of multiple species are dumped on the riverbank, the case falls to Dahlia and Detective Alex Creed. Backed by Sentinel City’s new task force, the pair find themselves urged along by clues that seem too good to be true. Bouncing from one crime scene to the next, they hunt for a clear motive in a murky sea of conflicting evidence. Already on edge from the recent string of unexplained crimes, the city begins to unravel.

Drowning in missing creatures, slaughtered remains, masked men—and the search for her sidekick’s missing sister—Dahlia burns the candle at both ends. Seeking answers, she employs her empathic abilities, and uncovers something deeper and more sinister than a simple serial killer’s web. As the dots connect, and worlds collide, she struggles to shields her friends from the truth. But secrets can be deadly. And Dahlia’s not the only one who keeps them.

 
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Book 3 will be releasing in May, but there’s still time to catch up with Dahlia and the gang! Both the multi-award-winning 1st Book, Flash Point, and Book #2, Chain Reaction, are available now on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle. Read free with Kindle Unlimited. http://mybook.to/NFseries
Flash Point is also available on Audible 

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Author Bio:

C. L. SchneiderC.L. Schneider is an award-winning author of immersive fantasy fiction, including The Crown of Stones Trilogy and the Nite Fire Series. Born in a small Kansas town on the Missouri river, she penned her first novel at age sixteen on a typewriter in her parent’s living room. She currently resides in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley with her husband and two sons.

To learn more about C.L. Schneider, and the worlds she creates, visit clschneiderauthor.com where you can read reviews and excerpts, subscribe to her newsletter, and join her Street Team. An active part of the indie author online community, you can often find her on social media, chatting about the daily ups and downs of a writer’s life.

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The Sacrifice by Caroline Clark

The Ghosts of RedRise House Book 1

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51f3S8VVgFLDark things happened in RedRise House.

Acts so bad they left a stain on the soul of the building. Now something is lurking there… waiting… dare you enter this most haunted house?

Rosie is running from her past. Looking for peace and a new beginning. House sitting in the luxurious and romantic RedRise House seemed like a perfect plan to rediscover herself and rebuild her life.

It is so far away from the past that she knows she can look to the future and yet something is not quite right. She hears voices, footsteps in the night. She wakes from terrible nightmares. Strange figures stare down at her bed with hidden faces–was it all just a dream?

Then there are the ghostly children. Are they all part of her imagination or did something terrible happen here?

Like animals, the children fight for her blood. Will they get it or is something darker waiting and watching for its chance to escape?

Find out if Rosie will ever leave RedRise house or if she will join the children to stay in this haunted house for all time.

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My Review:

A creepy haunted house tale with an ending that leaves you wanting to read the next book in the series.

Rosie is an author with an abusive ex, who’s friend sets her up with a house-sitting job. From the start, Rosie is unnerved by the ambience of the house, and is quickly immersed in the horror of the haunted house. She tries to leave but finds that she the house, or it’s occupants won’t let her go!”

I enjoyed the atmosphere and tension of this story, and will be reading the second book as soon as time allows.

(As far as I can tell, on Goodreads this book is titled The Haunting of RedRise House – the blurb is the same and it’s listed as The Ghosts of RedRise House Book 1)

 

The Author

26992664_1963864240554058_5584137709554680561_nCaroline Clark is a British author who has always loved the macabre, the spooky, and anything that goes bump in the night.

She was brought up on stories from James Herbert, Shaun Hutson, Darcy Coates, and Ron Ripley. Even at school she was always living in her stories and was often asked to read them out in front of the class, though her teachers did not always appreciate her more sinister tales.

Now she spends her time researching haunted houses or imagining what must go on in them. These tales then get written up and become her books.

Caroline is married and lives in Yorkshire with her husband and their two white boxer dogs. Of course one of them is called Spooky.

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The Raid by Carrie King & Caroline Clark

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Title: The Raid
Series: The Haunting of Ravenstock Castle Book 6
Authors: Carrie King & Caroline Clark
Genre: Horror
Publication Date: March 11, 2019

 

Is the Castle Haunted? Would the boys be safer in war-torn Edinburgh?

b990363c-e173-4701-a133-5443e6abf66611-year-old James and his young brother Raphael are sent to a huge castle in the country to escape the wartime raids that are hitting Edinburgh. There they meet other evacuees and explore the castle and its surroundings. Although they are initially excited to be staying in such a grand location, their feelings soon turn to mistrust and then fear as the suspicion grows that the castle may be haunted.

Will the castle claim another victim? Find out in The Raid.

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Previous books in the series:

The Haunting of Ravenstock Castle

The Invasion (Book 1)
The Founding (Book 2)
The Prophecy (Book 3)
The Battle (Book 4)
The Lesson (Book 5)

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Five free books

These five books are great, first of a series/trilogy, that you can read for free.

 

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Rising Tide: Dark Innocence (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy Book 1)
by Claudette Melanson

 
Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the night

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Could Maura’s life get any worse? …turns out it most certainly can.

Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura’s never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.

Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?

When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother’s lies—become obstacles in Maura’s desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.

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The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter Book 1)
by K.S. Marsden  

 
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When a new witch threat rises, only Hunter Astley can stop them…

In the face of dark magic and evil witches, a secret witch-hunting society works tirelessly to keep them at bay. The Malleus Maleficarum Council have strict rules and practises for eradicating magic.

Due to their work, witches have been almost forgotten, relegated to myth; but rumours are starting to emerge of a new power that will throw the world into chaos.
As the only 7th generation witch-hunter, Hunter Astley is the best the MMC has to offer. With the help of his colleagues, it’s a race to track down this new threat and stop them… in any way he can.

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. . . Before You Leap (Time Will Tell Book 1)
by Les Lynam

 
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Two teens in a time machine… what could possibly go wrong?

Sean knows there’s something different about the new girl in school — Alexis Townsend — but before he can figure out what, his world is turned upside down by the arrival of a distant relative. Distant, as in, his great-great-great-great-great-grandson.

Life in 1995 seems pretty primitive to the time-traveler from the 23rd Century, but he tries hard to fit in with some help from his ancestor. Einstein’s Theory didn’t cover this relativity.

…Before You Leap is a humorous, nostalgic romp that takes place in the final decade of the 20th Century

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Lantern (Lantern #1)
by Chess Desalls

 
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People don’t live inside lanterns; they don’t light them up.

Five days before Halloween, all sixteen-year-old Tori has on her mind is vacationing with her family and scoring lots of candy. Her grandmother’s estate, with its Gothic spires and trails that lead out to the woods, holds an unexpected secret: a lantern that lights up for Tori and nobody else. Certain it’s a ghost or a prank, she investigates further and discovers a mysterious life that shines in the darkness.

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Monte Vista Village: A Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian Series (The Survivor Diaries Book 1)
by Lynn Lamb

 
THE APOCALYPSE— WOULD YOU SURVIVE?

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I’m Laura, and I survived global nuclear war. When I walked out into the devastated landscape, I didn’t find zombies, witches or vampires— what I found was infinitely worse; it was real.

IS THIS OUR RECKONING?

Our tormentor is no longer the enemy; it is what’s left of the desperate earth. My neighbors are starving and sick from the biochemicals in the air. Our food, water and meds are running low. Our only hope is to come together to stay alive.

WHO WILL LEAD US TO SALVATION?

Certainly not me. Why would it be me? The Army Colonel should be the leader of the Village, not me

CAN MY STORY HAVE A HAPPILY EVER AFTER? CAN IT HAVE ANY EVER AFTER?

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Knowing His Madness by Valarie Savage Kinney

Secrets of Windy Springs Book 4

 

519oqwvvhzlLife hasn’t gone the way Dashiel Winston once thought it would. His ability has destroyed his marriage, wreaked havoc on his mind, and left him weighted by the burdens of his past decisions. At fifty-seven, he lives alone with little company beyond the voices vying for attention in his head. For too many years, he’s buried himself in the fantasy life he’s created; everyone who knows him sees him as the flamboyant, addled pirate, Captain Dash. He’s loving, he’s jovial… and his heart is about to break from the terrible pain it carries.

When his deepest secrets are forced out in the open and his most treasured relationship threatened, he’s left with a choice: come clean about the decades of lies he’s built his life upon, or risk losing both his family and his sanity.

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My Review:

This is the book I’ve wanted to read since starting the Windy Springs series – the life of my favourite character, Captain Dash, as told by the man himself.

In this book Dash is, as always, a multi-layered and remarkable man. We get an insight into what makes him tick and into his struggles with mental illness.

I am always happy to return to Windy Springs and the wonderful quirky characters.

I love the way the author has used her magical world to give an honest look at mental illness and hopefully help to diminish the stigma surrounding it – Well done, Valarie!

I highly recommend this book, and the series.

 

About The Author:

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. Author of Heckled, Slither, Just Hold On, and the Secrets of Windy Springs series, as well as short stories included in various anthologies.

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Interview with Trish Hubschman

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I’m delighted to welcome my guest for today, Trish Hubschman.

Trish is the author of the Tracy Gayle Mysteries.

Hi Trish, welcome to Rainne’s Ramblings.
Would you like to start by telling me a little about yourself and your background?

51pzajzhmylMy name is Trish. I’m 55 and live on Long Island, NY with my husband and two rescue dogs. I recently published a romantic suspense novel called Stiff Competition/Miss America (A Tracy Gayle Mystery).

 
When and why did you decide to become a writer?

I wrote poetry in 6th grade and my first short story in 7th. I was a shy and lonely kid. Creating characters gave me friends.

 
What gets your creative juices flowing?

I tend to daydream when I listen to music. Sometimes a new story emerges.

 
What does writing mean to you?

It’s my way to express myself, get my feelings out and deal with them if need be. It’s the best way for me to communicate. I also love to create, imagine and daydream.

 
Do you have an office/allotted space for writing?

I have my own computer room in my home where my desktop is set up.

 
Do you use your personal experiences in your writing…?

I’m multiply disabled and rarely do I have a disabled character, but I might do a spin-off of some incident that may happen in my life.

 
..and do you develop characters from your personal experiences or draw from that of others?

I would say Danny and Tracy are combinations of other characters in fiction with my own special touch added.

 
Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?

They say don’t judge a book by its cover but people do, in every way. The book’s cover is supposed to catch the reader’s eye, draw them to it, make them pick it up.

 
Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

Adult women. Stiff Competition is a romantic suspense. It’s an excellent mystery with 2 assaults and 2 murders on the Atlantic City boardwalk. There’s also a juicy romance. It’s different than the usual theme. It’s not a private eye with a cop, though the cop’s right there. My PI’s sidekick is a rock and roll musician.

 
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

My favorite author is Lisa Gardner, but the private eye in my book is most like Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone.

 
What are your writing goals for 2019?

I want to publish the next book in the Tracy Gayle mystery series, Ratings Game.

 
It’s time to relax! What do you do?

Read, do yard work, sleep, exercise, listen to music.

 
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Having to put our last dog Cookie down.

 
I’m so sorry, Trish.
I have a cat called Cookie.

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What three music cds would you take to a deserted island to watch over and over again for a year?

Styx is my favorite band, so I’d take 3 concert CDs with me.

 
If you had to choose a fictional character from one of your books to have lunch with, who would it be and why?

Danny Tide. He’s a gorgeous rock star and a great guy.

 
If you were given a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Personally, I’d like to hole up and hide somewhere. I like the peace of the mountains, the fresh air, etc. Maybe the Poconos.

 
I’m with you on the hideaway hole, Trish

Before you leave us, is there anything else you’d like to share?

I’m deaf/blind. I have a cochlear implant. I do okay hearing computer speech but I don’t do as well with human voices, especially in crowds, or on the phone.

 
Thank you for joining me today, and sharing a little about yourself and your writing. Best wishes for all your future projects.

The Tracy Gayle Mystery series:

Book One – The Fire
Book Two – Unlucky Break
Book Three – Stiff Competition: (Miss America)

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