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“Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder” by Kathryn Casey

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“Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder

Genre: Nonfiction/True Crime

Release Date: September 27, 2016

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The officer responding to a 911 call at one of Houston’s hippest high-rises expected the worst. After all, domestic violence situations can be unpredictable. But nothing could’ve prepared him for what he found: a beautiful woman drenched in blood . . . an older man lying dead on the floor . . . and a cobalt blue suede stiletto with tufts of white hair stuck to its five-and-a-half-inch heel.

With her stunning looks, magnetic personality, and erratic behavior, Ana Trujillo had a notorious reputation on the downtown Houston scene. She spoke often of occult powers, though few knew how deeply she believed such boasts. Stefan Andersson was a gentle soul, a Swedish transplant with a good career and trusted friends, who was desperate to find someone special. Theirs is a story of obsession, madness, and tragedy. Because once Stefan fell head over heels for Ana, he was under her control—and he didn’t have a chance in hell.

Hello to Everyone:

I’m an immigrant to Texas from the upper Midwest, but I moved here in the early eighties so I consider myself a naturalized Texan. Houston is an amazing place to live, exciting and full of life. I’d recommend it to anyone.

I ventured into true crime writing purely by accident. I was working at Houston City Magazine in the eighties when a fascinating murder took place in the Big Thicket, the wide expanse of pine forests that meld Texas and Louisiana. My editor suggested I cover the case. I did and, from that point on, I was hooked. I’ve never looked back.

Since then, I’ve written seven true crime books: “A Warrant to Kill,” is on Houston’s Kent McGowen case, that of a murderous deputy and the woman he terrorized. Next came “She Wanted It All,” on Austin’s incredible Celeste Beard case. It’s hard to beat that one for twists and turns!

2007 introduced “Die My Love.” It’s an account of the Piper Rountree case, that of a Houston attorney and her professor ex-husband, Fred Jablin. The book is a fascinating, in-depth look at a train-wreck marriage that ended in a tragic murder.

June 2008 debuted “A Descent into Hell,” on Austin’s bizarre Colton Pitonyak case. Then, that November, “Evil Beside Her,” a re-release of “The Rapist’s Wife,” my first book, with a new title, cover, photos and an update. In 2010, “Shattered” hit bookstores, an account of the tragic case of Belinda Temple, a young mother murdered by her football star husband. And in 2012 the true crime book was “Deadly Little Secrets,” on the sensational Matt Baker case out of Waco.

My foray into fiction began in 2009 with the birth of a mystery series featuring Texas Ranger Sarah Armstrong, a single mom, investigator, and profiler. The series started with “Singularity,” followed by “Blood Lines,” and “The Killing Storm.” All the books have garnered stellar reviews, and the third was named a best book of 2010 by Library Journal.

There’s been little publicity for any of my work, so it’s all word-of-mouth. Yet that’s carried “A Warrant to Kill” into a ninth printing and “She Wanted It All” into a seventh. “The Killing Storm” was only out for a few months when it went into a third printing. Truly remarkable!

The credit goes to all of you who read the books and recommend them to friends and family. Keep up the good work! Spread the word! It’s appreciated!

I’m not sure how often I’ll check in here, but you can always peruse my Website:, to keep abreast of upcoming events and new books. While you’re on the site, be sure to sign up for my newsletter. And email me at I’ll look forward to it!

“Surviving the Applewhites” by Stephanie S. Tolan

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“Surviving the Applewhites

Genre: Growing Up & Facts of Life/Multigenerational

Release Date: April 24, 2012

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The side-splittingly funny Newbery Honor Book about a rebellious boy who is sent to a home-schooling program run by one family—the creative, kooky, loud, and loving Applewhites!

Jake Semple is notorious. Rumor has it he managed to get kicked out of every school in Rhode Island, and actually burned the last one down to the ground. Only one place will take him now, and that’s a home school run by the Applewhites, a chaotic and hilarious family of artists: poet Lucille, theater director Randolph, dancer Cordelia, and dreamy Destiny.

The only one who doesn’t fit the Applewhite mold is E.D.—a smart, sensible girl who immediately clashes with the defiant Jake.

Jake thinks surviving this new school will be a breeze . . . but is he really as tough or as bad as he seems?

“Damnation (Blue Moon Saloon Book 1)” by Anna Lowe

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“Damnation (Blue Moon Saloon Book 1)

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: April 18, 2016

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Voted BEST SHIFTER BOOK 2016 by Reality Bites Magazine!
He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure hasn’t forgiven him.
Jessica Macks is a she-wolf on the run from a band of murderous rogues. When she finds a job at a shifter bar, it seems like a safe haven from her hunted life on the road. But the minute she walks through the swinging doors of the Blue Moon Saloon and comes face-to-face with the man she once loved, she’s tempted to march right back out. No way, no how is she risking her heart to that infuriating Alpha bear again.

Simon Voss thought he lost everything in an ambush months before: his home, his family, his past. His new job at the Blue Moon Saloon is a desperately needed fresh start on life. Then along comes Jessica, the irresistible she-wolf his clan forced him to reject years before. When Simon is obliged to hire Jessica and work side by side with the one woman to ever make his bear go wild, he’s half in heaven, half in hell. He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure as hell hasn’t forgiven him. Is this just another path to heartbreak or his last chance to claim his destined mate?

Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, Alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires. Each book is a complete standalone story — no cliffhangers!

* A paranormal romance with adult content. The perfect read for fans of strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves and shapeshifters, red-hot cowboys, romantic westerns, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, and fantasy romance! *

USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author Anna Lowe loves putting the “hero” back into heroine and letting location ignite a passionate romance. She likes a heroine who is independent, intelligent, and imperfect – a woman who’s doing just fine on her own. But give the heroine a good man (not to mention a chance to overcome her own inhibitions) and she’ll never turn down the chance for adventure, nor shy away from danger.

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Anna started reading romance in spite of herself and has enjoyed reading and writing in the genre ever since. On any given weekend, you might find her hiking in the mountains or hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.

If you enjoy the paranormal romances of T.S. Joyce, Milly Taiden, or Terry Bolryder, you’ll love Anna Lowe’s Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch series. If you’re a fan of Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, and other action-adventure stories, you shouldn’t miss Anna Lowe’s Serendipity Adventure Romance series!

PS – Who Anna Lowe is not: She is not the Anna Lowe of the Paris boutique nor is she the Anna Lowe of an autobiographical book concerning childhood experiences. She’s just plain old Anna, romance author! Visit her website at

“Sugar and Spice” by Raine Fitzgerald

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“Sugar and Spice

Genre: Teen/YA/Short Story

Release Date: July 23, 2017

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What could be easier than blogging for your teenage daughter?

Life was crazy enough, with running a construction company and raising three daughters. But Hank’s plate was about to overflow when his sixteen-year-old daughter, Sarah, comes down with mono. His wife, Clara, busy with her own career, ropes Hank into moonlighting for Sarah’s blog, Sugar and Spice. It’s a task any middle-aged man would run from with both feet tearing up the ground.

To make his life a little easier, Hank gets his best friend, Phil, to help him with the blog posts.
Between posting about first dates and self-esteem issues, to waxing and fake eyelashes, Hank and Phil explore firsthand what life as a teenage girl feels like.

But can Hank and Phil survive blogging? Or will the concerns and fears of teenage girls prove too much for these manly men.

This light-hearted novella makes for a quick and fun read.

“Dwarf Called Ooh: The Adventures of Nick and Nelly in the country Dwarfs” by Sergio Balym

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“Dwarf called Ooh: The Adventures of Nick and Nelly in the country Dwarfs”

Genre: Comic & Graphic Novel/Fantasy

Release Date: March 3, 2017

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You never know where you will find an adventure of a lifetime; it could be in your garden, or at a shrubbery around the corner. For Nick and Nelly, their thrilling adventure began when they curiously followed a narrow path into the woods. On the path, the two friends met a dwarf called “Ooh!” in an unimaginably hilarious manner. Their meeting started an adventure that brought Nick and Nelly to Dwarf land. A visit the Dwarfs will never forget because the two friends taught them the most important thing in life!

Follow Nick and Nelly on this thrilling adventure–read on.

When I was a child, my grandmom told me many fairy tales by heart from her memory. When I learned how to read, I read books by myself. Of course, those fairy tales from my childhood remained in my childhood. The tales that I write for you are extremely there have never been such stories before and they are cute, just for you readers and listeners.

You’ll know some secret some heroes are totally imagined but very real, like in the life. For example, in the fairy tale “Magic cat” character is taken from the cat living close to me. So fluffy and funny.

So my dear boys and girls, welcome to my world of fairy tales. I hope you will be interested and look forward to my new stories and our adventures.

Self Publishing Is Not Just Amazon KDP And Kindle…

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Self-publishing is more than Amazon and Kindle

With the well-known dominance of Amazon and Kindle in the ebook market, and particularly in its almost ever present social media mentions, there is a natural assumption that this is a worldwide phenomenon and that ergo, ebooks and self-publishing must equal Kindle. However, in my judgement, this is simply not true.

The popularity of the Kindle as a reading device is predominantly in the United States. Where I live in Europe, and I have heard the same from some of my UK friends, the Kindle is an infrequently seen device. Amongst my friends and family, both in Switzerland and Australia, not a single person I know owns a Kindle. While waiting in airports in Europe, I have hardly ever seen anyone reading with a Kindle.

On the occasions I have shown my Kindle to my French speaking friends…

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