Direct from the author/publisher…..

Blood Moon by [Bethel, John David] (e-book from John David Bethel)

Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC (4th December 2016)

On a hot, steamy afternoon in Miami, Cuban-American businessman Recidio Suarez is brutally beaten and abducted. Handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded, he has no idea why he has been targeted. What he discovers is heart-stopping. What he endures during almost a month of captivity compares only to the most horrendous stories of prisoners of war. He is tortured, and under the threat of death, and worse – the rape of his wife and torture of his children – Suarez is forced to hand over his multi-million dollar holdings to his captors.

Suarez survives and then spends the next few months staying one step ahead of the murderous pack. During this time, he and his lawyer, Nolan Stevens – a former Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Office of the FBI – are having difficulties convincing the Miami-Dade Police Department that a crime has been committed. Their efforts are complicated by Steven’s difficult history with the head of the MDPD Special Investigations Division, who is not interested in pursuing the case.

Serenity (The Shelby Alexander Thriller Series Book 1) by [Hart, Craig A.] (e-book from Craig Hart)

Do You Love Thrillers? The New Shelby Alexander Thriller Series Is Here! Don’t Forget To Breathe…

A woman dies in his arms…a drug dealer offers him $10,000…a gunman is determined to kill him. And then everything goes to hell.

Shelby Alexander is an aging ex-boxer and retired fixer, whose activities often flirted with the wrong side of the law. Looking for a little peace and a slower pace of life, he moved to Serenity, the small Michigan town where he grew up. But trouble follows men like Shelby, and he finds himself embroiled in an underworld of drugs and violence that may prove to be his undoing. The first book in the new Shelby Alexander Thriller Series, Serenity is an action-packed read with a lovingly rendered cast, witty dialogue, and a main character who doesn’t know when to quit.

If You Love These Authors, You’ll Love the Shelby Alexander Series:

  • Nick Stephenson
  • Mark Dawson
  • David Archer
  • John Hemmings
  • Christopher Greyson

˃˃˃ Non-Stop Action!

“The amount of action you packed in here was incredible!” – Beth H.

˃˃˃ Lovingly Rendered Characters!

“6 out of 5 stars!” – Caroline G.

Get your copy today!

Dream Angel (An Angel Novel Book 1) by [West, Jane] (e-book from Jane West)

After the death of Stevie’s father, life becomes hard growing up. Stevie’s mother, Sara, an alcoholic, and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, has forced Stevie to live a life of uncertainty, bouncing from town to town, living in cheap hotels and barely scraping by.

On the eve of Stevie’s eighteenth birthday, Sara announces that they are moving once again. This time, the place of destination is a small town in the Deep South of Louisiana.

On the first day of the new school, the alluring Aidan Bane swaggers into Stevie’s English class and from that point on, Stevie’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.

Thrust into a magickal world of extraordinaire, Stevie begins to unveil her true inheritance and that nothing is what it seems. And as tension builds, Stevie becomes suspicious of the charming Aidan Bane that he may be the mastermind behind the strange and eerie events encircling her.

When Stevie comes to live at Aidan’s castle, she stumbles upon a private conversation. As her mistrust becomes real, Stevie discovers that Aidan has been keeping dark secrets that he is a member of the occult, known as the Illuminati, and he and his vile uncle are conspiring to take her life.

With the stakes high and surrounded by evil forces threatening her life, Stevie must make a life altering decision that might cost her her life. No one can be trusted, but despite the risk, Stevie turns to Aidan for help.

Can Aidan be trusted or is he truly the prince of darkness?

Darkly romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Dream Angel captures the struggle between defying our hearts and quenching our desires.

Dare to Remember: Shocking. Page-Turning. Psychological Thriller. by [Beard, Susanna] (e-book from Lucy at Legend Press)

Reeling from a brutal attack that leaves her best friend dead and her badly injured, Lisa Fulbrook flees to the countryside to recuperate. With only vague memories of the event, she isolates herself from her friends and family, content to spend her days wandering the hills with her dog, Riley.

However, Lisa is soon plagued, not only by vivid flashbacks, but questions, too: how did their assailant know them? Why were they attacked? And what really happened that night?

As she desperately tries to piece together the memories, Lisa realises that there’s another truth still hidden to her, a truth she can’t escape from. A truth that may have been right in front of her all along.

A clever, sophisticated, psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, S.J. Watson, B A Paris and Sophie Hannah

From Netgalley…..

The Gift: The gripping psychological thriller everyone is talking about by [Jensen, Louise]

Publisher: Bookouture (16th December 2016)

The perfect daughter. The perfect girlfriend. The perfect murder?

Jenna is given another shot at life when she receives a donor heart from a girl called Callie. Eternally grateful to Callie and her family, Jenna gets closer to them, but she soon discovers that Callie’s perfect family is hiding some very dark secrets …

Callie’s parents are grieving, yet Jenna knows they’re only telling her half the story. Where is Callie’s sister Sophie? She’s been ‘abroad’ since her sister’s death but something about her absence doesn’t add up. And when Jenna meets Callie’s boyfriend Nathan, she makes a shocking discovery.

Jenna knows that Callie didn’t die in an accident. But how did she die? Jenna is determined to discover the truth but it could cost her everything; her loved ones, her sanity, even her life.

A compelling, gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist from the author of the Number One bestseller The Sister.

Review here – The Gift by Louise Jensen @Fab_fiction @bookouture #BlogTour #BookReview

SET TO BE ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY, CONTROVERSIAL AND EXPLOSIVE DEBUTS OF 2017 – for fans of quality psychological suspense and reading group fiction: once you read this book you’ll want to talk about it . ‘NEW N A M E . NEW F A M I LY. S H I N Y. NEW. ME . ‘ Annie’s mother is a serial killer. The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind. As her mother’s trial looms, the secrets of her past won’t let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name – Milly. A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be. But Milly’s mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water. Good me, bad me. She is, after all, her mother’s daughter… Translated into over 20 languages, Good Me Bad Me is a tour de force. In its narrator, Milly Barnes, we have a voice to be reckoned with, and in its author, Ali Land, an extraordinary new talent.

Bought/downloaded…..

The Missing by [Eriksson, Caroline] (Kindle first Prime member freebie)

Publisher: AmazonCrossing (1st January 2017)

An ordinary outing takes Greta, Alex, and four-year-old Smilla across Sweden’s mythical Lake Malice to a tiny, isolated island. While father and daughter tramp into the trees, Greta stays behind in the boat, lulled into a reverie by the misty, moody lake…only later to discover that the two haven’t returned. Her frantic search proves futile. They’ve disappeared without a trace.

Greta struggles to understand their eerie vanishing. She desperately needs to call Alex, to be reassured that Smilla is safe, or contact the police. But now her cell phone is missing too. Back at her cottage, she finds it hidden away under the bedsheets. Had she done that? Or had someone else been in the cottage? But who, and why? As Greta struggles to put the pieces together, she fears that her past has come back to torment her, or she’s finally lost her grip on reality…

In this dark psychological thrill ride—with more twists than a labyrinth and more breathless moments than a roller coaster—Greta must confront what she’s always kept hidden if she has any hope of untangling the truth.

 (Paperback)

You think you know darkness? Think again. Bloodhound Books presents Dark Minds – a collection of stories by authors who have come together to produce an anthology that will lure, tantalise and shock its readers. What took place By the Water?What goes on behind A Stranger’s Eyes?And what is so special about Slow Roast Pork? From master authors such as Lisa Hall, Steven Dunne, Louise Jensen and Anita Waller, readers can expect a one hell of a ride…All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Hospice UK and Sophie’s Appeal. Dark Minds: a collection of crime and thriller short stories from some of your favorite authors. All profits will be donated to charity

Coco Pinchard's Must-Have Toy Story: A sparkling feel-good Christmas comedy! (Coco Pinchard Series Book 5) by [Bryndza, Robert] (Kindle)

A sparkling feel-good Christmas comedy, which asks the question – how far would you go to get your child the must-have Christmas toy?

It’s December 1992, and children are going crazy for the Tracy Island toy – almost as crazy as the parents! Christmas day is fast approaching and Coco Pinchard is desperately trying to track one down for her four-year-old son Rosencrantz.

Throw into the mix a horrible boss, a lazy husband, and the prospect of her in-laws arriving for the festivities, and Coco wishes she could cancel Christmas and sail off to a desert island somewhere – preferably with the gorgeous-yet-unattainable Tom from work.

But retail therapy is at hand! Coco’s faithful friends Chris and Marika rally round, and even her mother-in-law Ethel tries to help in her own eccentric way.

From dodgy dealings in a motorway lay-by, to extreme shopping in Hamley’s with a Sylvanian Families fanatic, to having a go at the Blue Peter make-your-own Tracy Island, Coco tries everything in the hope that Rosencrantz will open his must-have toy on Christmas morning.

Three Men and a Maybe: (Free Romance Short Story) by [Lovell, Katey] (Kindle freebie)

A free short story…the perfect treat for yourself this Christmas

‘A joyful, funny, feel-good story, packed with showtunes, romance and a wonderfully warm cast’ – Sunday Times Bestselling author, Miranda Dickinson on The Singalong Society for Singletons

It’s the age-old saying. You wait all day for a bus, and then three come along at once. But proposals? That’s just ridiculous. And yet, on New Year’s Eve, as the countdown finishes and the whole pub erupts in celebrations, Cerys finds herself staring at her ex-fiancé, Ricky. Who just so happens to be kneeling on the floor, ring in hand, asking her to marry him. Again.

And if that weren’t enough, hot barman Angelo, and longtime friend Huw also decide to pop the question. At the exact same time.

Three men, two real contenders, but just one choice. What on earth will she do?

All I Want For Christmas by [Willis, Susan] (Kindle)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. or is it?

Tom Shepherd has been made redundant.

While his wife Anne works all hours trying and make up for the lost income, he hangs around the market, in Newcastle.

But everything changes when he meets Ellie Ferguson, a beautiful girl much younger than Tom.

Ellie is an aspiring writer, and convinces Tom that he should take a writing course.

Tom is grateful for his newfound passion and spends his days writing and editing with Ellie.

But there’s no denying the physical attraction between the two and it would seem that neither of them can resist.

Tom continues to balance his home life with Anne and his torrid affair with Ellie. Christmas has come early for Tom – he loves writing, loves his wife, and loves his exciting, physical relationship with Ellie.

But Ellie starts to suspect Tom is not all that he seems, when she asks him about joining her for Christmas Day.

Caught in a web of his own lies, he desperately tries to hang on to his double life.

But when Anne starts taking a closer look at Tom’s writing assignments, she finds endless notes from Ellie and her worst fear is realised.

Tom’s last assignment asks him to write his autobiography. But this means reliving a past he has been running from for years.
But in telling the truth about his past, will he be able to save his future?

All I Want For Christmas is a story of love, lust, betrayal and forgiveness, all set against the magical backdrop of Christmas.

Added to wish list…..

   The Promise: A gripping thriller you won't be able to put down by [Kelleher, Casey]   Blink: A psychological thriller with a killer twist you'll never forget by [Slater, K.L.]      The Silent Pool (Erasmus Jones series Book 1) by [Kurthausen, Phil]     

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