“The Makeover” by Monica Garry-Allen


“The Makeover

Genre: Romance Comedy/Humor & Satire

Release Date: September 29, 2014

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Revenge is a dish best served cold… while wearing heels.

April has just learned the real reason behind her boss’ impromptu dinner invitation. He only invited her to dinner with his colleagues to prove a point: that he can show up at an event with a plain Jane and still be considered ‘the man’. She expected better from him and had secretly hoped that one day their friendship would grow into something deeper. Now she knows she will always just be his ‘nerdy secretary’ to him.

But her two best friends won’t let her wallow in her pain. They convince her to give Dr. Stewart a dose of his own medicine. The plan: show up at the dinner looking irresistible and prove to her boss that even nerd girls can be sexy. But first, she has to replace her unattractive business suits with something sexier and more revealing. It’s time for a makeover.

Dr. Chad Stewart would never ‘really’ date his secretary. She was too good, too pure for someone as jaded as himself. It didn’t matter that he was half in love with her. But when he needed an ‘average date’ for a dinner party she was the first person he turned to. He thought his secretary was the perfect choice until he arrived to find her looking like his wildest fantasy. But now she knows the real reason for his invite and he can see in her eyes how hurt she is.

Can Chad convince her to forgive him for hurting her or will she walk out of his life… taking his heart with her?

“Snatched (A Diana Hunter Mystery Book 2)” by Alison Golden and Gabriella Zinnas


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“Snatched (A Diana Hunter Mystery Book 2)

Genre: Mystery, Suspense/Kidnapping/Detective

Release Date: January 10, 2016

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What would you do if you discovered a dead body? Would you investigate? Try to solve the case before the police arrive?

Would you prattle on about theories regarding the murder, realizing you know almost too much about it? Would you put the handsome detective off balance so that he then accuses you of being the murderer? All before 9AM? No… surely no one would do that?

Clearly, you haven’t met Diana Hunter.

When embarking on an early morning run, Diana notices a man sitting on the ground. When she returns, she finds he hasn’t moved a muscle. She checks him over and discovers that he is stone cold. Once the emergency services arrive, including a very good-looking, but pompous detective, Peter Hopkinson, she has to continually prove why she is not the killer while trying to solve the murder herself.

Will Diana find the murderer before the detective does, or will they both discover that something a lot more sinister is going on at Royal Bay Beach?

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

3 Reasons Why We Should Appreciate More Art

A Writer's Path

by Maja S. Todorovic

Art is like being able to project our most inner self, hidden parts of our mind and heart we might’ve forgotten that exist and they appear to remind us to feel again, to recognize our human and empathetic nature. Art doesn’t take sides – it’s a guidance to different perspectives and modalities of human existence and behavior.

When an interviewer asked Marina Abramovic: “How do you know you are artist?”, she said: “Art is like breathing, you simply have to do it, in order to feel and stay alive”. So, there is an ingrained need to create, to contribute to the world using your own tools, language and ways of expressions. That need is larger than the artist himself, larger than the need to get recognition or reward. That need translates an experience he’s propelled to share and as itself is sure enough reason for him to…

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“Thomas Fincham Starter Library” by Thomas Fincham

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“Thomas Fincham Starter Library: Close Your Eyes, The Rose Garden, & The Silent Reporter”

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense/Private Investigator

Release Date: August 17, 2017

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THOMAS FINCHAM IS THE NEW VOICE IN CRIME FICTION. CHECK OUT THREE OF HIS BEST-SELLING BOOKS IN ONE BOX SET.

CLOSE YOUR EYES (MARTIN RHODES #1)

A serial killer is leaving dismembered bodies on trains for passengers to find and he will stop at nothing to get his message across.

Former Detective Martin Rhodes spent ten years in prison for murder. After traveling from town to town in search of employment, he arrives in the City of Bridgeton. Rhodes hopes to re-start his life and to leave his past behind him. Special Agent Jo Pullinger is searching for a man who killed her father over twenty years ago. Jo is suffering from a heart condition which she hides from the world. A series of dead bodies on the trains lead Rhodes and Jo to end up searching for the same person.

THE ROSE GARDEN (ECHO ROSE #1)

Ten years ago, a woman was taken for ransom and never seen again. Now another woman has been taken.

Grace Kelly Sanderson is living a quiet and mundane life as a call center agent. When a reporter is found badly beaten in a ditch, Kelly turns into her alter ego, Echo Rose, and begins searching for the people responsible. Meanwhile, Detective Skip Malloy is trying to solve the murder of a construction worker. When someone close to Skip is taken hostage, Echo becomes the only person who can help him.

THE SILENT REPORTER (HYDER ALI #1) 

A reporter investigates the death of his professor, only to stumble upon a conspiracy that is bigger than he had imagined.

Hyder Ali is working as a reporter for the Daily Times. Eric Freeland, his old professor and mentor, is found hanging inside his home. Freeland’s daughter, Jessica, shows up asking for Hyder’s help. She believes her father was murdered.
Detective Tom Nolan is assigned the Freeland case. He is an alcoholic who would rather sit in a bar and get drunk than work on the case.
What looks like an apparent suicide soon turns into something more sinister when Hyder, Jessica, and Nolan begin searching for the truth.

“HACKED” by Jestine Spooner

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“HACKED”

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense/Romance/Anthology

Release Date: August 22, 2017

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BOOK ONE:
Damon
When I accepted a deal from the government and joined a classified group of cybercrime experts named Foxtrot, I had to leave my old life behind. Including the woman of my dreams. Years later, when news spreads of a group of hackers infiltrating the CIA, the case falls in my lap. Lo and behold, who’s doing the hacking but my ex-girlfriend and the man I once thought was my best friend.

Nadia
Hacking gave me a comfortable, exciting life until Mom got sick. Moving home and paying her bills left me broke and desperate. Desperate people do things they know they shouldn’t. And now I can’t get out of it. When a stranger warns me to stop or else, I want to write it off until I find out just who did the warning. The only man I’ve ever loved. 

BOOK TWO:
Cassie
My job with Foxtrot is my lifeline. So what if I don’t like anybody else on the team? I didn’t join to make friends. When I get my first real case, the fact that personal contact with the client is forbidden sounds great to me. That’s before I start chatting with Harris — smart, funny Harris, who makes me reconsider the way I’ve shut myself off from the world. When things start heating up between us, I have a choice to make: keep away from him and follow the rules…or follow my heart. 

Harris
I was lucky to get a job with an international investment group after a run-in with the law years ago. When hackers compromise our network and cause a worldwide scandal, it’s all up to me to figure out who broke into the network. Pretty soon, I don’t know what I’m more interested in: the hackers who led to my life turning upside down, or the girl who was assigned to help me. The girl I can’t get out of my head no matter how hard I try. 

BOOK THREE:
Hawk
I’ve been watching her for so long, I feel like I know her personally. I know she thinks she’s a hotshot for heading up Foxtrot—and I know she’s heading for trouble. I wish she would listen.

I shouldn’t care. I should follow orders, the way I have my entire life, but something about her makes me think twice. Maybe it’s because I’ve never found evidence against her. Or maybe it’s the way her messages make me smile, make me think, keep me on my toes. Maybe it’s the way I spend too much time staring at her picture when I compose the warnings I send her way. It’s all going to come to a head soon. I wish I knew how to protect her when it does. 

Phoebe
When did everything become so complicated? Sure, working for Foxtrot was never ideal—I’ve lied to my fiancé more times than I can count—but I felt safe. I felt like I could build a decent life. Now, I don’t know who to trust or which set of lies to believe. 

“The Book of You: A Novel” by Claire Kendal

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“The Book of You: A Novel”

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Psychological Thriller

Release Date: May 6, 2014

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His name is Rafe, and he is everywhere Clarissa turns. At the university where she works. Her favorite sewing shop. The train station. Outside her apartment. His messages choke her voice mail; his gifts litter her mailbox. Since that one regrettable night, his obsession with her has grown, becoming more terrifying with each passing day. And as Rafe has made clear, he will never let her go.

Clarissa’s only escape from this harrowing nightmare is inside a courtroom—where she is a juror on a trial involving a victim whose experiences eerily parallel her own. There she finds some peace and even makes new friends, including an attractive widower named Robert, whose caring attentions make her feel desired and safe. But as a disturbingly violent crime unfolds in the courtroom, Clarissa realizes that to survive she must expose Rafe herself. Conceiving a plan, she begins collecting the evidence of Rafe’s madness to use against him—a record of terror that will force her to relive every excruciating moment she desperately wants to forget. Proof that will reveal the twisted, macabre fairy tale that Rafe has spun around them . . . with an ending more horrifying than her darkest fears.

“Lady Justice and the Geriatric Gumshoes” by Robert Thornhill

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“Lady Justice and the Geriatric Gumshoes”

Genre: Cozy Mystery/Humor

Release Date: July

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Inspired by their hero, Walt Williams, three retirees decide to give Lady Justice a helping hand.
Although their intentions are good, these septuagenarian sleuths get crossways with the Kansas City mafia, dangerous drug dealers, and the Russian mob.
Walt must come to their rescue, putting himself in harm’s way to pull their eager, but aging, fannies out of the fire.
Follow the action as Walt and the geriatric gumshoes prove once again that good guys can triumph over evil, no matter how old they are.

“True Crime Stories: 3 True Crime Books Collection (True Crime Novels Anthology)” by Jack Rosewood and Rebecca Lo

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“True Crime Stories: 3 True Crime Books Collection (True Crime Novels Anthology)”

Genre: True Crime

Release Date: August 20, 2017

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This set includes three true crime books, volumes 1-3, and each is filled with a variety of true crime murder cases, including spree killers and massacres, some of which are yet to be solved. You are taken through the background of the story, the murders, and the criminal investigations that took place. Some pages will be difficult to read, due to the emotion behind them. Yet you will be unable to stop reading, turning page after page.

Each true crime anthology in this collection will leave you to ponder whether the perpetrators of these crimes were really monsters. When you learn of the background of these killers, the age-old question of whether a serial killer is born to kill will be at the forefront of your mind.

Explore the stories behind the murders in these True Crime volumes, the anger, the horror, and the sadism, inflicted by each killer. Feel for the victims, their families, and the investigators who had to deal with each case. And don’t be surprised if you have to sleep with the light on.

“Infinity Born” by Douglas E. Richards

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“Infinity Born”

 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense/Science Fiction
Release Date: April 30, 2017

 

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A breathtaking near-future thriller. From the NY Times bestselling author whose books have sold over a million copies.

When DARPA’s billion-dollar program to create Artificial Superintelligence is sabotaged, US operative Cameron Carr is tasked with finding the culprit. He’s been on high-stakes missions before, but this time the stakes are nothing less than the future of humanity. Because the race to evolve a superintelligent computer is on, and power players around the world will stop at nothing to get there first.

In the right hands, Artificial Superintelligence could lift humanity to towering heights. But in the wrong hands, this technology could represent the greatest threat humanity has ever seen . . .

Ripped from tomorrow’s headlines, Infinity Born is a roller-coaster ride of a thriller that explores the deadly perils and mind-blowing possibilities that await the human race–including both extinction and immortality.

As our phones and computers become ever smarter, Infinity Born takes an unblinking look at a technological tipping point that is just around the corner. One that will have a profound impact on the future course of human history.