Thrilling climax to the JAMES BLAKE THRILLER SERIES (Book #3)


Launch day for the thrilling climax in the JAMES BLAKE THRILLER SERIES

James Blake and his family can only be safe if the truth about the conspiracy threatening their lives is brought into the full light of day. Follow James in this intriguing thriller as he returns to London and Italy to confront those seeking to destroy his family. As the mystery comes to a resounding climax, he discovers that dark secrets have survived down the centuries and are in the hands of those who threaten all those dear to him. FORGIVE NO MORE US Edition FORGIVE NO MORE UK Edition


(Book #1 TAKE NO MORE)

Four + 1 = Ten - No, my math isn’t fuzzy. Combine a great 4 star story full of exotic locations (that the author obviously knows intimately), fabulously drawn characters and an excellent and inventive plot, add an extra star for Seb Kirby’s style and that gives you ten on the readability scale.


A great read!Couldn’t put this book down, it was so fascinating! Complex characters. Interesting seeing how the judicial system is different in England from here in the States.


seb-kirbySeb Kirby is the author of the James Blake Thriller series (TAKE NO MORE, REGRET NO MORE and, just released, FORGIVE NO MORE) and the Raymond Bridges sci fi thriller series (DOUBLE BIND).

He says: ‘I’ve been an avid reader from an early age – my grandfather ran a mobile lending library in Birmingham and when it closed my parents inherited many of the books. From the first moment I was hooked. Now, as a full-time writer myself, it’s my goal to add to the magic of the wonderful words and stories I discovered back then.’

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Fantasy Novel Extravaganza 2/1 – 8…

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Fantasy Novel Extravaganza!

On February 1st through February 8th, Fantastical Reads will have their first Facebook event, where they will have games and offer an array of prizes for book lovers.

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Visit their blog for a chance to win the paperback of “Tolomay’s World and the Pool of Light” by M.E. Lorde and “The Hunt for Xanadu” by Elyse Salpeter via Goodreads Giveaway:

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Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Book 2 By L. R. W. Lee is Finally Here!



Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Book 2 By L. R. W. Lee is Finally Here! Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning is the continuation of L. R. W. Lee’s well-received debut novel Blast of the Dragon’s Fury and the next offering in this seven-book Andy Smithson allegorical, fantasy, adventure series for middle graders. In Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Lee continues to weave a tale of mystery and intrigue as the main character, Andy Smithson, who is now 11-years-old, returns to Oomaldee to retrieve the second ingredient needed to break a 500-year-old curse enacted to punish the current ruler for murdering his older sister when she was 15. Not one to forgive easily, Imogenia’s spirit is bent on thwarting Andy to preserve the curse and naively aligns herself with the evil, scheming Abbadon.  Things go from bad to worse when a creature Abaddon conjures from the darkest magic steals the Stone of Athanasia, the source of the ruler’s immortality, causing the king and his wizard, Mermin, to fall gravely ill. Andy is forced to choose between retrieving the stone to save those he loves or obediently going after the second ingredient. What will he chose? Will he be able to save the King and Mermin? You won’t want to miss the non-stop action, drama and thrills on this adventure that is Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Book 2. Reviews: “This series has everything a kid could want, action, adventure, magic, excitement and mystery!” – Erik Weibel, This Kid Reviews Books (Erik is 12) “LRW Lee has constructed a wonderful world full of adventure, daring deeds, and remarkable action tempered with the right dose of humor. This wildly addictive series will entertain middle grade students, who, like I, will anxiously await the release of book three.” – Sue Morris, Kid Lit Reviews “There is a strong good versus evil theme underscoring the plot making it a clean story with no bad language but lots of exciting action and suspense. If you adore fantasy books with a medieval theme including knights and dragons, this story definitely fits that bill.” – Wayne S. Walker, Home School Book Reviews Buy Book 2 – Amazon Paper: Amazon Kindle: All other eBook versions:


Book 1 Podcast: If you have not yet had the opportunity to experience the Andy Smithson series, L. R. W. Lee has launched the serialized podcast of Blast of the Dragon’s Fury, Book 1 which is available for free at: iTunes store – Author’s website –!podcasts/c18hh Get Book 1 – Amazon Paper: eBook (all versions FREE):


Meet the Author: From an early age L. R. W. knew she wanted to write a children’s book. Her imagination for such a book was cultivated early on as her family didn’t have a lot of money. She and her older brother were encouraged to use their imaginations to entertain themselves. And use them they did – climbing trees and tree forts, using a quilt for a matchbox car city, making puppets and putting on shows, and much more and her creativity and imagination grew. She went to college and got a degree in Accounting. However, most folks frown on “creative accounting”, so she continued to put her imagination/writing on hold.  Her business and creative interests eventually led her to found and grow a successful company which, with her partner, she sold in January 2012, leaving her time to imagine and write for the first time. L. R. W. lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, her daughter who is a Longhorn at UT Austin and her son who is in high school. To learn more about author L. R. W. Lee: Website:





But wait there’s more! As part of L. R. W. Lee’s book launch tour, you have the opportunity to win 9 fantasy adventure ebooks from highly acclaimed authors. To enter go to the author’s website at!giveaway/chq4.



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Christmas Lites III


I am honored to take part in the cover reveal for CHRISTMAS LITES III. Every dime made from this book goes to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV –


The Christmas season is upon us yet again. Yes, my friends, it is a time of giving, loving, and sharing. Within these pages is a way you can help many people desperately in need of love, support, and goodness: the victims of domestic crime. By purchasing this anthology, you are sending every last dime made off this book to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The NCADV is an amazing charity that saves these people and lets them know there is still hope, still goodness, and still a reason to carry on.

Twenty-one authors have joined in this year, giving their time and their stories to these people – and to you. We all hope you enjoy our holiday tales captured in bite-size pieces. Whether you read this on the bus, before bed, or snuggled by the fire, please, do read – and share.

Participating authors:

Addison Moore
A.F. Stewart
Amy Eye
Angela Yuriko Smith
Ben Warden
Cassie McCown
Elizabeth Evans
J.A. Clement
JG Faherty
Jonathan Tidball
M.L. Sherwood
Monica La Porta
Ottilie Weber
Patrick Freivald
Phil Cantrill
Robert Gray
Ron C. Nieto
S. Patrick Pothier
Tricia Kristufek
Vered Ehsani
*Brandon Eye bonus story

Editor/compiler: Amy Eye of The Eyes for Editing
Cover Design: Kyra Smith

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Action, Thrillers, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Memoirs, Drama, Sleuths, Spies & Superheroes

Eight authors with bestselling books in various genres have come together to share their awesome giveaway, and just in time for Halloween! Stop on over to the Thrills, Chills, & Kills blog site, and browse through their awesome selection of books, all available to you for $2.99, 99cents, and even some bestsellers for #FREE.

Go on! What are you waiting for?

Click on the link above, check out the books and follow the easy instructions. It couldn’t get any easier for the chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card, to spend on anything you desire.


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The sweet, sexy #romance, THIS TIME FOREVER is #FREE 10/3 – 10/4



The sweet, sexy romance, THIS TIME FOREVER by Patricia Paris is FREE October 3 and 4 only!

Sparks fly when Delaney Brannigan and Blake Morrisson meet at the Glebe Point annual costume dance. Known only to each other that night as the leopard and the Lone Ranger, Delaney discovers soon afterward that the cowboy she thought had ridden off into the sunset never to tempt her again, is none other than the man she came from New York to find and discredit. Against her will, she is drawn into an overwhelming attraction to Blake, an attraction she can’t give in to if she wants to keep the one thing she values more than anything else.

During a chance encounter with an old friend, Blake discovered he has a son he never knew existed. Finding the boy has been the only thing he cared about for months—that is until Delaney Brannigan came to town. Now the bewitching woman has him thinking abut settling down—but then he discovers Delaney isn’t who she appeared to be, and Delaney’s hopes and dreams are shattered as the truth threatens to uproot her world.

Will these two lovers lose one another in a web of deception, or will the small town boy and the girl from New York find a way to trust their hearts and discover a once in a lifetime happiness?



I write romance novels about strong heroines and the men who love them.
I live in the Chesapeke Bay area of Maryland, USA, with my husband, John, and cat, Shiloh. When not writing, my other loves are gardening, sailing, exercising my culinary muscle, and especially, spending time with family and friends. My Glebe Point Cay Series, This Time Forever, Letters To Gabriella, and the 2013 release, Return To Glebe Point Cay, are set in the small town of Glebe Point Cay, Maryland and revolve around the tight-knit Morrison Family. My other novels, A Murderous Game and the 2013 release, Run Rachael Run, are sexier, sassier, and have an element of suspense. I am, unashamedly, a true romantic at heart. I believe everyone deserves a happy ending, and strive to deliver that to my readers, every time.


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More than a love story. More than a lot of things. A must read! THE PRIEST by Monica La Porta

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To celebrate the publication of PRINCE AT WAR, the third title in The Ginecean Chronicles, by Monica La Porta the first book in the series, THE PRIEST by Monica La Porta is #FREE from September 10, 2013 through September 14, 2013.


Mauricio is a slave. Like any man born on Ginecea, he is but a number to the pure breed women who rule over him with cruel hands. Imprisoned inside the Temple since birth, Mauricio has never been outside, never felt the warmth of the sun on his skin. He lives a life devoid of hopes and desires. Then one day, he hears Rosie sing. He risks everything for one look at her and his life is changed forever. An impossible friendship blossoms into affection deemed sinful and perverted in a society where the only rightful union is between women. Love is born where only hate has roots and leads Mauricio to uncover a truth that could destroy Ginecea.

The Priest is the first book in The Ginecean Chronicles.


~~The Priest took me hostage for 24-hours. If I wasn’t reading late into the night or stealing moments to read during the day, I was–and still am–thinking about this captivating tale… This is a story of forbidden love between a slave and a “pure breed” woman, who transcend prejudice and hatred to find a soul mate. It is brilliantly written, vivid, and elicits strong emotion. I was completely sucked into Mauricio’s bleak existence, rooting for him, worried for him, wishing hell fire on his oppressors, drinking in his few moments of happiness. E. L. S.

~~Within the first two pages, I became immersed in the story, and believed entirely in a world called Ginecea. The elegant prose used throughout means this novel would have worked for me as a simple “Star Crossed Lovers” romance. But Ms. La Porta’s vividly drawn characters and their interaction with each other transform “The Priest” into something very special. Deftly introducing themes of prejudice and hatred born of ignorance, counterbalancing the worst of human behaviour with the very finest: Courage to question perceived wisdom, humility to admit to being wrong, hope that the future can change, but above all love. Tinkertoo

~~With so many stories that attempt to make true love seem complicated, it’s refreshing to read something that proves that it is one of the most simple things a human will ever experience – and almost certainly the most powerful.

~~In `The Priest (The Ginecean Chronicles #1)’, Monica La Porta does a fantastic job of creating a society that seems to be the opposite of reality and then proving that it’s a lot more like the world we live in than we’d like to admit. The characters are vivid and believable. They will take you to the extremes of love and hate, but will never tell you until you arrive… and maybe not for a little while after. We see the world we live in. We see the good, the evil and the complacent. But we see it only from the tiny spot where we stand. Monica La Porta proves this in `The Priest’ and presents us with an invitation to take a closer look at some of the social, ethical and moral decisions we make and why.
I absolutely loved `The Priest’ and I’m looking forward to the rest of the The Ginecean Chronicles.
 G. R. B.

Monica La Porta


Monica La Porta is an Italian who landed in Seattle several years ago. Despite popular feelings about the Northwest weather, she finds the mist and the rain the perfect conditions to write. Being a strong advocate of universal acceptance and against violence in any form and shape, she is also glad to have landed precisely in Washington State. She is the author of The Ginecean Chronicles, a dystopian/science fiction series set on the planet Ginecea where women rule over a race of enslaved men and heterosexual love is considered a sin. She has published the first three books in the series, The Priest, Pax in the Land of Women, and Prince at War. She also wrote and illustrated a children’s book about the power of imagination, The Prince’s Day Out. Her latest published short, Linda of the Night, is a fairytale love story celebrating inner beauty.  Stop by her blog to read about her miniatures, sculptures, paintings, and her beloved beagle, Nero. Sometimes, she also posts about her writing.


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#NewRelease: CREATUS The reason we believe in Fairy Tales—and Monsters

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In every myth there is a modicum of truth…


The reason we believe in Fairy Tales—and Monsters.

 As the sun’s rays peeked above the horizon, lighting the abyss below her, she inhaled a deep breath, closed her eyes, and jumped. She didn’t scream; she didn’t look down. As much as she hated her life, she hoped it wouldn’t end this way. She’d really like to see him one more time.

Her life didn’t flash before her eyes as she’d always heard. Just an image of her mother covered in blood and her Dark Angel telling her he was sorry.

Creatus by best-selling author Carmen DeSousa is a new romantic-suspense novel with a supernatural edge that answers the myths and fairy tales you’ve heard about preternatural sentient beings.

Prepare yourself to believe.

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#‎Hot‬ #NewRelease “Tears of Endurance” by ‪‎Bestselling‬ Author, D.G. Torrens

#‎Hot‬ #NewRelease “Tears of Endurance” by ‪‎Bestselling‬ Author, D.G. Torrens.

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#‎Hot‬ #NewRelease “Tears of Endurance” by ‪‎Bestselling‬ Author, D.G. Torrens


Available now, TEARS OF ENDURANCE, a romantic drama by bestselling author, D.G. Torrens. Check out this amazing excerpt:


Ben Fielding slowly opened his weary eyes, only to be greeted by the all too familiar vice-like grip in the front of his head. Enveloped in pain, he pressed the buzzer to attract the nurse’s attention. Twenty minutes later, the pain had subsided with the help of two strong painkillers provided by the young nurse who attended to his call. Today was the day he finally got to go home. He never thought this day would actually arrive. The nurse informed him the doctor would be around to see him within the hour and then he would be discharged, all being well. Two painful, long months he’d endured at the Westview Hospital and, as fantastic and supportive as the nurses and doctors had been, he was very eager to see the back of the place and get back to some semblance of normality.

He missed the privacy his apartment ensured and, more importantly, his faithful Golden Retriever Charlie, who was being looked after by his reluctant and altogether grumpy neighbour. The simple things he once took for granted prior to the accident were the things he was most looking forward to rediscovering on his return home; especially taking Charlie for a walk along the river banks. He knew Charlie was going to enjoy more of the great outdoors over the coming months more than being stuck in Ben’s office. As he worked such long hours, he was fortunate enough to be able to take Charlie to work with him. As chief engineer and a recent partner to the firm, Ben was blessed with certain privileges not afforded to many in the firm, and that included his own large city view office and a permanent corner for Charlie, which was a must as far as he was concerned. He used to take him out every lunch time for a good walk, and for some much-needed thinking time for himself.

Ben couldn’t remember anything about his first few weeks in hospital following his near fatal accident at work. As chief engineer for an international building company, he spent a lot of time on site making sure everything was going to plan and following the progress of his current projects. The scaffolding was not secure on the day of his fall and he was standing near the top of the construction when it collapsed. He awakened in hospital a few weeks later. He had broken bones all over his body and his head had taken a severe blow. The surgeon operated immediately as an MRI scan showed pressure was building up in his brain. His condition would have been fatal had it been left untreated any longer. He was put into a drug-induced coma for one month because the pain would have been far too much for him to endure. He’d also sustained massive trauma to his back, neck and ribs, plus a collapsed lung. The reason he was still alive today was that the scaffolding had twice slowed his fall.

After almost four weeks, he was slowly and carefully brought out of his coma with relative ease. On waking up, all he could feel was incredible pain running through every part of his 6-foot frame. He was plied with pain-relieving drugs and sedated. The first month after he’d awakened was hell on earth and he couldn’t imagine ever being pain free again. Every inch of his body felt like it had been pierced by a sharp sword. His surgeon advised him that his pain would ease over time but he would need to take his medication daily to ease his recovery and make him feel more comfortable.

While he was in a coma, Ben suffered the most horrendous nightmares. On waking, it took some time for his brain to adjust to the fact that they were not real events that had occurred in his life and nor were they harboured memories. This was a side effect of the drug, not a pleasant one at all. Some days he still felt so confused, so unsure of what was real and what wasn’t real.

Thankfully he had the best private medical healthcare money could buy. His company had taken care of everything following his accident. His personal secretary Lisa had arranged for his neighbour to take care of Charlie while she looked after his apartment, popping in to pick up the mail and generally keeping it clean for his eventual return.

Ben’s only regular visitors were his brother Tristan, his loyal secretary Lisa, who had been a rock since the accident, and the partners of the firm. He felt intense paroxysms of pain in his head most days and the scar stretched from one side of his head to the other, but the doctors advised him it would not be seen once his hair grew back. He was just thankful to be alive, grateful to the doctors for saving his life. His was a loyal firm and informed him they were not expecting him back for at least six months or so. Ben was nowhere near ready to go back to work so he welcomed the leave. He felt a desperate need to start living again.

While Ben was waiting for the doctor, he cleared out his bedside table and packed his bag. His thoughts drifted to Dena, perplexed at her refusal to visit him. They had been dating for a few months prior to his accident and he thought it was going somewhere. It came as a complete surprise to him when Lisa told him that she would not be visiting him and decided that she was not ready for a serious relationship after all. This made no sense to him; only a few weeks before his accident, she was hinting to take their relationship further, wanting them to move in together, and urging him to consider the possibility. When he needed her the most, she had deserted him; he was simply discarded like a broken ornament that no longer served a purpose.

Ben made a mental note to himself to speak with his secretary more about this so he could make sense of it all. He needed to know exactly what Dena had said to her and he wanted to know why she’d turned her back on him during his most vulnerable time, no matter how painful it would be to hear the words. He was on his own now, and he knew his long-term recovery would be slow. The doctor advised him it would be many months before the pain in his head subsided. He had to be cautious and give his body time to heal completely. “No climbing mountains for the time being!” his doctor had teased…

Lisa had arranged for a car to collect Ben as soon as she received his call that he had been officially discharged. Ben turned and looked over his shoulder, taking one last look at the hospital that had been his home for two months. A sense of relief washed over him as he climbed into the car. He sat silent and in quiet contemplation on his journey home, the stabbing pain in his head palpable and unwavering. He eagerly fumbled for the pills in his jacket pocket and swallowed a painkiller to ease the persistent pain. Thoughts of his life prior to the accident ran through his mind. The missed opportunities in his personal life over the years, the friends he’d lost along the way, all for his career. Why? he thought as he glanced out of the car window. It was at that moment that he realised now just how fragile life really was.


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I have written my autobiography for my daughter – this has taken me on the most amazing journey! Amelia’s Story and Amelia’s Destiny is my life story told over two books. Following the release of these two books I also published a poetry collection called “Heart and Mind”. My fourth book, “Broken Wings”, is a contemporary war/romance, published earlier this year, and “Tears of Endurance,” a romantic drama, is now available with a sequel due out in the fall.

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