#BookSale 50% Off! “Love and the Lawless: A Love Africa Press Collection”

 

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Meet the antiheroes of the Love Africa Press collections:
Dauntless and indomitable, brutal and lethal, these dark heroes take no prisoners in their quests for retribution. And when love shines a light into their lives, they will protect their beloveds no matter the costs.

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PURPLE AND WHITE by Emem Bassey
Rono is a vigilante mafia prince with a dangerous plan to avenge his father’s death.

Suto is a genius medical doctor not afraid to get her hands dirty to pay off her father’s debt.

A marriage of convenience between these two could solve their problems. But what happens when love complicates matters and betrayal rears its ugly head?

THE MESSENGER by Julie Onoh
Innocent Odion has never fully understood the meaning of the word ‘’Upside-Down’’ until her simple life takes a dark tumble into the gangster underworld.
Now her innocence is wielded as a dangerous weapon in a world of masterful cunning.

In a dangerous race against time, the hunted becomes the hunter. She must fight for her family and for love.

TEMENOS by Obinna Obioma
A bloodthirsty assassin on the loose, a website that cannot be hacked, and double locks on every door.

DSS Agent Lisa’s primary objective is to find the vigilante behind the ritualistic murders. But her quest to unmask the evasive enemy might cost her everything including the love of her life.

HONOUR by Kiru Taye
A selfless act costs Kane everything and earns him a prison sentence. A power show gains him freedom and entry into the Yadili underworld. Family, loyalty and honour are all within his grasp.

Including Sahara, the daughter of his boss, who reminds him of the love he lost and she’s totally off limits. A forbidden desire could cost him everything again, including his life.

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#New “A Killing Rain (A Raven Burns Tale)” by Faye Snowden

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Dark, Southern gothic tale of homicide detective Raven Burns, with a complicated past and a desperate case to solve. Black Girls Lit recommends the first book, A Killing Fire “to crime fiction and mystery lovers and fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn.”

“Full-bodied and dynamic characters carry this one along a mystery, tying a brutal past with a bloody present that will keep you guessing right up to the finale.” — Unnerving Magazine on Book 1 in the series.

After former homicide Raven Burns returns to Byrd’s Landing, Louisiana to begin a new life, she soon finds herself trapped by the old one when her nephew is kidnapped by a ruthless serial killer, and her foster brother becomes the main suspect. To make matters worse, she is being pursued by two men— one who wants to redeem her soul for the murder Raven felt she had no choice but to commit, and another who wants to lock her away forever.

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#New “Happy 4th of July Murder (A Reporter Roland Bean Cozy Mystery)” by Rachel Woods

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Barbecue, festive cocktails, fireworks and … a dead body?

During a 4th of July beach party, reporter Roland “Beanie” Bean enjoys the display of firecrackers exploding into the night sky — until he hears three bangs that sound more like gunshots than Roman candles.

Later, when Beanie trips over a dead body in the sand dunes, he realizes he was right. Someone used the booming explosions of fireworks to cover up a murder!

Covering the case, Beanie discovers a slew of suspects: A dangerous bookie. A bitter ex-girlfriend. And a strange man with ominous ties to the dead man’s past.

Beanie is determined to get the truth even though his sleuthing makes him the target of a demented killer.

Happy 4th of July Murder is a holiday cozy murder mystery novel. With lots of clues and red herrings, it features plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end!

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#BlogTour “Dead Drift (A Whitewater Thriller)” by Kelly Romo

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Two teenage girls on the run with fake IDs and a beater car…what could go wrong?

Emmy has always been impulsive. She is no longer a minor and has aged out of foster care. When her best friend, Amber, is the target of a perverted uncle who lives in the basement of her group home, they plan her escape.

They head for Canada, where Amber will be safe, and the foster care system can no longer control their lives. When they come across a whitewater rafting brochure, they decide to take a detour for one last adventure before leaving the country. Emmy and Amber have no idea it will be a decision that will forever change their fates.

The rafting town is so far in the middle of nowhere that Emmy’s car radio catches nothing but static. They consider turning around until a truck pulls up, loaded with hot whitewater rafting guides and rubber rafts–just the fun they were looking for. Ignoring every instinct, they turn off the pavement and follow the truck down an isolated dirt road. They end up in Lodell, the town where a girl went missing the previous summer…and she will not be the last.

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 Author Bio Kelly Romo

Kelly Romo grew up in California but has lived in Oregon for over twenty-five years. She teaches writing, literature, and social studies. She is the mother of three grown children: Brittany, Brennan, and Ryan. She is an avid outdoorswoman who loves to kayak, hike, and fish. DEAD DRIFT is Kelly’s third novel. She also has two historical fiction novels; WHISTLING WOMEN (2015) and WHEN SORROW TAKES WING (2021).

 

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#Excerpt “No Such Thing as Goodbye” by Karmen Spiljak

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A spy with a criminal past. A dark family secret. Freedom at the cost of betrayal.

To escape her mobster family, Toni fakes her own death, but before she can start anew in Mexico City, she’s pulled into a world of spies and deadly secrets. Her new life crumbles when she discovers her boss is keeping secrets of his own.

When word gets around that Toni’s brother is on his way to Mexico, she fears the worst –  he wants to hunt her down. Cornered and with nowhere to turn, Toni must decide: will she run once more, or will she risk her life for a chance of freedom?

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That night, I couldn’t sleep. Whenever I began drifting away, something pulled me back. A thought, a noise on the stairs, a question I couldn’t answer. My left eyelid wouldn’t stop twitching.

Had I made a mistake not telling Carl who I was? Would he have trusted the sister of a well-known Dutch criminal? What would he have said when he found out I cooked Jimmy’s books and faked my own death?

Around 2 a.m., my phone buzzed. I hoped it was Carl and that he’d changed his mind, but it was only my email with new Google alerts. As soon as I saw my brother’s name something tightened around my chest.

Jimmy’s gym to expand overseas.

I tapped on the link. The article included a large photo of my brothers. Jimmy in the front, rock-star-like, in his white V-neck T-shirt and leather jacket, his hair darkened by gel, his blue eyes interrogating the viewer. Behind him was Nino, wearing a dark blue suit and a stern expression on his face. His forehead was wrinkled, his lips pressed together, his big brown eyes pensive, distant.

I scanned the text, blood thumping in my ears.

Giovanni (30) and Antonio Morretti (25), owners of Jimmy’s Gym, expect to double their profits over the next five years by merging with a Latin American cross-fit partner. Due to the recent death of their sister, their success is bitter-sweet. Antonia Morretti (25), who died in an accident while on holiday, was the financial manager of Jimmy’s Gym. Antonio Morretti stated: ‘My sister would have been proud that we went ahead with the deal. It was her idea.’

I couldn’t help but laugh, reading Jimmy’s thoughts about me. Proud isn’t the word I’d ever use to describe my role in the business. The fact that Jimmy held things back wasn’t unusual. He liked to keep things under control and feed us bits and pieces which he deemed necessary. Still, it was odd that things happened so fast.

The other alert was from the Dutch yellow press.

Love at first sight?

I clicked it open. The photo showed Nino holding hands with a young woman. Her long auburn hair fell over her flimsy dress. Their hands were touching and though she was looking down, her whole face was glowing with admiration. Something in my gut twisted.

According to the text, they’d met recently, at a party. She couldn’t have been much older than eighteen. For her sake, I hoped this was going to be a short affair. If it lasted, Jimmy would make sure Nino took sides. Otherwise, he’d take care of things himself. Just like he had with Mila.

Would this ever change?

I thought leaving my life and family behind would help me make a fresh start, except each new step only proved I could never shed my skin or be someone else. Even if I tried to imagine a new life, the threat of being discovered, of my brothers finding out I was alive, would always be there. Did people like me deserve a new start?

I shut my eyes and let my mind sink into the darkness. My thoughts rushed back, to the moment that defined our lives, and tightened the bonds that could never be broken.

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Author Bio

Karmen Špiljak is a Slovenian-Belgian writer of suspense, horror, and speculative fiction.

Her short fiction has been awarded and anthologised. Her thriller, ‘No Such Thing as Goodbye’, was shortlisted and received an honourable mention at ‘The Black Spring Crime Fiction Prize 2020’.

She lives in Sao Paulo with her husband, two mischievous cats and an undefined number of literary characters.

Find out more on www.karmens.net

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#New “Rivals at Love Creek (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Book 1)” by Michelle Lindo-Rice

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Her biggest rival

Is also her greatest temptation…

Shanna Jacobs has ambitions to be the next superintendent. But when a cheating scandal rocks her school, she’s put under the supervision of her sexy ex, Lynx Harrington. Also a school principal, Lynx has his eye on the same job. Working to clear an accused cheater’s name—albeit a beautiful one—only complicates the plan. But their attraction is undeniable. And Shanna’s kisses are a perfect ten. Maybe their fledgling partnership will make the grade after all?

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Book 1: Rivals at Love Creek
Book 2: Cinderella’s Last Stand

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#BookTour “Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, and the Synchronous Fireflies of the Great Smokey Mountains” by Wayne A. Major and Ralphine Major

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Adventures of Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin

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Date Published: April 6th 2022

Publisher: Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.

What animal can hold a child’s attention better than a mischievous, cunning penguin?! Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, is such a penguin. Despite her small size, she can be an example to children. Size is an obstacle only if you let it be. Penguins are some of the most entertaining animals on the planet! Come and join Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, and her family as they enjoy the amazing synchronous fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee!

About the Authors

Wayne A. Major and Ralphine Major both grew up in Corryton on their family’s dairy farm in rural East Tennessee. Always surrounded by lots of animals, they developed a love for them at an early age. Both went on to graduate from The University of Tennessee with degrees in Business Administration. Wayne majored in Marketing and is retired from the State of Tennessee. Ralphine majored in Office Administration with a teaching certification, and is retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Though she has never had a journalism class, she uses her God- given talent as a contributing writer of a weekly true human-interest column for The Knoxville Focus ( http://www.knoxfocus.com ).

Years later, one Sunday morning Wayne was sitting in the choir at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, and something unexpected happened. He was listening to a sermon about David and Goliath that was directed toward the youth. Wayne heard a voice say, “You need to write children’s books.” He even turned to see where the voice came from. After hearing his story, Ralphine committed to the project as well.
While the brother/sister duo had helped teach kindergarten classes at church and admired the children’s eagerness and willingness to learn, this was a new venture and a step of faith.

Getting published did not happen overnight, but it was worth the wait getting to work with Publisher Janie Jessee, Graphic Designer Tara Sizemore, and the staff of Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. The authors believe the great chemistry they have with Illustrator Teresa Wilkerson is because she grew up on a dairy farm in East Tennessee also. Wayne created the character, Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, which is a registered trademark. Ralphine vividly remembers how excited Wayne was when he shared about hearing a voice
that Sunday morning in the church choir. She is happy to be a part of this adventure with Wayne and remembers well that Sunday night when they first talked about this journey that started in the church choir! The authors are proud to partner with two generous donors who have helped to put hundreds of books in the hands of children. God does work in mysterious ways! Throughout this process, Wayne and Ralphine have felt God’s hand guiding them and realize how important it is to wait on God’s timing. They hold firm to Proverbs 3:6 (KJV): “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

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#BookTour “Sushi’s Journey Home” by Teresa Bertke & Priscilla Pruitt

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Children’s Book
Date Published: January 23, 2022

 

Follow little Sushi on her courageous journey in an attempt to find a
forever family. This mischievous baby raccoon is very unique in her own way.
This story is full outdoor adventure, mishaps, and most of all love. Will
there be an adoption in Sushi’s future?…

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About the Author

Teresa has a passion for teaching others the importance of caring for injured and orphaned animals which ultimately led her to become a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator.
Teresa is a Fire Fighter-Paramedic and lives in Southern Michigan with her husband Don.
She has two grown Sons and seven grandchildren. This book is being dedicated to: Oakley, Deegan, Braeleigh, Gunner, Jaxsen, Skylar and Maverick.

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