“Get in My Head: Cameron’s Story” by S.M. Holland

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Get in My Head: Cameron’s Story

by S.M. Holland

Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Psychological Thriller

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Given Cameron Waters’ history of traumas in and outside of foster care, we believe he was acting in self-defense toward his foster parent’s abusive behaviors…We see a great potential of rehabilitation in him. He’s a good kid,” Garry argues.

“Good kids don’t hit their foster parents and destroy other people’s property.”

My stomach drops as I look down at my fingers, twitching like spiders, wishing they could climb up the walls and disappear. I don’t remember everything that happened. It was self-defense. Wasn’t it? He started beating on me first. Right? Would they believe that?

At what point does flight become fight? Cameron has reached his threshold. Will he run? Or will he fight back? On a journey of finding family, peace, and love, he must first learn to win the battle in his head.

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“Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery Book #1)” by Blake Pierce

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Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery–Book #1)

by Blake Pierce

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Crime/Murder/Serial Killer

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Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige.

Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing.

Yet once Riley Paige takes on a case, she will not quit. It obsesses her, leading her to the darkest corners of her own mind, blurring the lines between hunter and hunted. After a series of unexpected twists, her instincts lead her to a shocking climax that even Riley could not have imagined.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE GONE marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #2 in the Riley Paige series is also now available!

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#ReleaseBlitz “Faith (Hades Angels Book 1)” by Elizabeth Hayes

Title: Faith (Hades Angels Book 1)
Author: Elizabeth Hayes
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 26, 2018
Cover Designer: Shari Ryan
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.


When I was diagnosed with breast cancer my life changed in an instant. My once clear path was now going 100 miles an hour into the pitch black unknown. I couldn’t stop nor change it. I was in the driver seat, yet I couldn’t steer back on course. My life was never going to be the same. I lost friends and refused to make new ones. I refused to let anyone in.
I lived an empty void of existence.
The day the doctor muttered the word remission my path changed yet again. I knew, however, at any moment it could change back. I needed to find myself and purpose in life.
One day it all changed. I found myself in a place most would look down on. A place where I wasn’t pitied or treated like a piece of glass. It’s was where I met him. Where I would find myself. This is my story and how I became Faith.


Today was the first day of my double life. The first day I was doing something for me. Yet I couldn’t help the fear that had worked its way in. Fear of showing myself in a different light. I was putting all my insecurities on the table. Sitting on the end of my bed looking at my suitcase I had packed everything into, it was now or never. I stood up and threw my shoulders back grabbing the handle and dragging it out the door.
The entire drive I questioned everything I was about to do. Yet nothing made me turn around. I wasn’t going to let a little fear scare me from doing anything. Not anymore. Especially knowing that I may not have another chance at doing anything. My next test results may end up what I feared most but that was the old me, living in fear. Today was the first step in changing that. I would take that fear and make it my bitch.
I pulled into the parking lot of Hades Angels and found a parking spot. Stepping out of the car, I felt my nerves slowly start to drift away. I smiled and pulled my suitcase out of the back seat and made my way inside the club.
“Hey, you’re here!” Ella smiled at me as I walked past her.
“I am.” I smiled back.
“Just so you know, I like to bet the DJ whether or not new girls will show up and work and you just made me twenty bucks.”
“You bet whether or not I was going to show up?” I questioned her.
“Yup, and here you are. I win.” She laughed. “Have fun!” she said as I walked past her.
I just shook my head as I walked to the dressing room. When I opened the door, there were a few girls already there. I found an empty chair and set my suitcase down.
“Hey, you’re new, huh?” One of the girls said as she sat down in the chair next to me.
“I’m Melody.” She smiled then turned to look at herself in the mirror.
“So Faith, are you new-new or new-to-here new?”
“I’ve never danced before.”
“Oh, so you’re really new-new.” Her eyes lit up as she looked at me.
“Yeah.” I smiled back and sat down in the chair.
“Okay, so since your new-new, let me give you a little piece of advice. Keep the innocent, I don’t know what I’m doing, as long as you can. Guys like that shit.

Elizabeth Hayes lives in the middle of nowhere Iowa where she freeze’s her ass off in the winter and sweats to death in the summer. She lives with her husband and two kids. Five dogs, ten cats (even though she is allergic), fifty plus chickens, two little pigs and a few fish.

#AuthorSpotlight – Tia Kelly and “The Breakup Plan”

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I am happy-dancing and thrilled to welcome one of my favorite authors to Nesie’s Place today – Tia Kelly! Her Women’s Fiction and Romance always have the perfect blend of  conflict/attitude/spice for a satisfying HEA! Today, we’ll learn a few things about Tia and her latest release, The Breakup Plan.


Welcome, Tia! I can’t believe it’s been five years since I read my first Tia Kelly book – Yours. How long have you been a writer?

All of my life, but kindergarten dreams probably don’t count. I started writing professionally twenty-five years ago.

How long did it take you to write your first book?

The process of writing my first book, which was traditionally published, took a few years.

How many books have to written so far?


Twenty? I only have fifteen, how did I miss books? I must investigate!

Pantser or Plotter?

Whew, that’s a tough one. I’m a combination of both. It all depends on what phase I’m in during the writing process.

Are you self-published, traditional, or hybrid?

I’ve been blessed to having experienced both sides of publishing. I’ve learned a lot as an indie and even more through traditional publishing that has carried over into my indie career.

What’s your favorite genre to write or do you only write in one genre?

I love writing both women’s fiction and contemporary romance. I’m a lover of sports and music, so that often trickles into whatever I’m writing. I also like writing stories that show the many layers of a character, so my work is often a hybrid of the two genres.

Where do you get the most writing done?

That depends on the story I’m working on or the scene. I get a lot of work done in my office, but if I need the type of inspiration that comes from observing people, I’ll venture out to a local coffee house. The conversations buzzing around me pumps blood into my story.

What’s your favorite genre to read?

Do I really have to pick a favorite? That’s a tough one. Women’s fiction and romance will always be at the top of the list, but if it’s a good story – no matter the genre – you’ll find me jumping in.

What are you reading now?

Believe Bigger by Marshawn Evans Daniels. Love every single part of it. I listen to the audiobook then go back to read what I listened to with my highlighter and pen in hand.

Do you venture into other genres other than your preferred?

I do, except for the creepy stuff. Blood and scary things are not my thing in real life or on paper.

Favorite beverage to read with?

There was a time when I loved reading with wine, but now it’s all about water.

Totally addicted to social media or could you live without it??

I’d love to live without it, but I manage a few clients and their brands so I rely on it. In addition to the boutique public relations and marketing company I just launched to help other authors, I have clients that are social media and brand influencers. It probably sounds odd since I am glued to my phone at times just for them, but I’m low key when it comes to my own social media activity. I prefer to keep it to a minimum. It also helps me to stay focused on my writing when I do.

How were you inspired to write your latest book?

Like Avery, I was once an assistant to a few sports agents. The first agent I worked for was a former NBA player who taught me how things should go from the athlete’s perspective. The other was a lawyer turned agent, similar to Drew’s background. It was from those experiences and a few agents I met over the years that stuck when I developed Drew’s character.

Thank you for spending a few minutes on the blog, Tia. Do you have any advice for new authors?

Trust your voice.


Many thanks to Tia Kelly for visiting with us today! Scroll down and check out The Breakup Plan, her latest release. Fans familiar with Tia’s work will recognize more than a few faces in the story. Can you say Wilkersons? 😀  The Breakup Plan is available through Kindle Unlimited and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of the book and a $25 gift card!  FD


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Drew Wilkerson is a dangerous man. Not in the physical sense. Well, yeah, technically it could be related to something physical, but he’s the type of man that could get away with the most ratchet of offenses and walk away from the incident both unscathed and with two more women fighting to give him some.

Six three. Runner’s build. Colgate megawatt smile with the charm to match. Can wear the heck out of a suit, jeans, basketball shorts… damn near anything and everything. After-hours radio voice. Hell, any time is the right time for that voice. And did I mention the brother has blue eyes? Drew says they’re hazel, but if that’s the case, it’s not the usual green-meets-brown version. When he wakes in the morning, all you see in them is a sea of crystal-blue depth. Piss him off and they remind me of steel. Whether you want to say they’re hazel, blue, gray-blue, or whatever, those bad boys are intense. Staring into them for more than five seconds will pin your ass to a wall so fast you’ll want to cosign turning over all your good credit for anything he could ask for. Although that wouldn’t be necessary.

Did I mention he’s loaded? Just dropped seven figures on his crib in Philly (and before you assume, I’m not talking about low, barely-reaching-million-dollar-status numbers, either), and that’s before the contractors were instructed to turn it into the home of his dreams.

– Avery Coleman

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My Avery. I turn around to see her standing in the entry to my room, but she brings a smile to my face simply from the sound of her voice and the warm vanilla bean and coconut scent filling the air. She never can decide which is her favorite smell, and to be honest, I like the combination on her.

The smile on my face is there because I haven’t hugged my girl in weeks, and I’ve missed her, but it doesn’t take long for it to slip off.

“Hey.” She pauses mid-stride toward my open arms and frowns. “You okay?”

I should probably explain. I didn’t expect to see Avery looking the way she does. I’ve seen her hair in countless ways, from her usual Freddie on A Different World go-to style, to weaves, to bohemian braids hanging past her ass, to the small cornrows on the side with a mass of curls piled high on top vibe she’s going for now, so her curly ’hawk look doesn’t surprise me.

It’s seeing the roundness of her adorable caramel apple cheeks slimmed out and revealing a hint of cheekbones, making the diamond and pearl studs I gave her stand out a little more. Hell, it makes even her mouth look…

Sh*t, I don’t have time for a sexual harassment lawsuit, so I better not say. But what I can mention is the mustard tank she has on shows off shoulder blades that are more defined than the last time I saw them, when she wore a single-shoulder gown to a fundraiser a few months back.

And her waist. Jeans hug curves, but these curves aren’t hers. She still has one of those asses folks sing about, saying a beat was made for, but that’s not why I sometimes catch myself staring at her.

I do just because she’s Avery.

– Drew Wilkerson

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“Drew. What are you doing in here?”

“It looked pretty chill and inviting, so I thought I’d hang out in here away from the activity.” There is some truth in that. The lounge in the ladies’ room has seating that should be in someone’s living room. Running a hand down my face, I nod toward one of the chairs. “Have a seat.”

She stands, rooted in place, drying her hands on a paper towel.

“Please,” I add.

Her heels click softly against the floor tiles as she makes her way to the deep purple velvet loveseat, where I sit on the edge, taking me back to our night in New York in the back seat of the SUV. When she takes her seat, I can see the relief on her face and have to restrain myself from massaging her feet again.


She keeps her arms folded firmly across her breasts and stares at me.

So I stare back.

I know Avery, but she’s also an open book. This whole defiant stance isn’t for me, it’s about her. Avery doesn’t trust herself right now. The longer I look at her, absorbing everything about her like I usually do, the sooner she’ll cave. She always does.

A couple of minutes later, she lowers her arms to relax her stance. Finally. Progress.

Except something happens that I didn’t expect. I cave right along with her. The confusion in her eyes, the sweetness in her face—all that sucks me in and takes me back to what we shared when I last saw her.

Our faces creep closer and closer, and without thinking, we share another kiss.

Her splayed hands across my chest push back, and abruptly our kiss ends. She fingers the edge of her mouth to clean up her lipstick and shakes her head. “You have to leave.”


“Drew, I’m getting married tomorrow. This. Us. This can’t keep happening.”

T4 The Breakup Plan


A man without a plan is a shell without purpose.
Which is why when I sat down nine years ago and put pen to paper, mapping out a ten-year plan, I meant business. Everything that could set me up for a lifetime of joy had to go down on the list, and every day, I worked my ass off to fulfill it.
Open my own sports agency. Check.
Earn first million by my thirtieth birthday. I did that a week before I turned twenty-six.
Negotiate the most lucrative contract in Major League history. Did that, too. Then went and broke my own record. (Thanks, big bro!)
I could go on, but this isn’t about bragging. It’s me admitting that in the midst of drafting something that helps shape and mold much of my success, I still made a costly mistake.
One day I realized all those entries with corresponding check-marks are pointless if I don’t factor into the equation the most important goal of all. Avery.
Perhaps way back then I wasn’t ready to see how much my best friend of fifteen years deserved that number one spot in my life. Maybe I was blind, since the whole “settle down and get married” scenario wasn’t my thing. But now that I’m aware of the role I need her to fill in my life, there’s no such thing as letting go until I can convince her to be mine.
Her being about to marry someone else does make winning her heart a little bit dicey. But if there’s anything you should know about me, it’s that I always play to win. And losing Avery is nonnegotiable.

The Breakup Plan
A Best Friends to Enemies Romance

He ruined her wedding day and he’ll do it again until she’s his.



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Tia Kelly is the author of contemporary and women’s fiction. She is known for her candid way of capturing life, love and relationships… one story at a time.



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“Exposed: A Christian Romantic Suspense Boxed Set Book Bundle Collection”

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Genre: Romance/Mystery & Suspense/Christian

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Mary Alford – Hallowed Ground
After a terrorist attack claims the life of her partner, CIA Agent Erin Sandoval would not have survived Blake’s death without the help of fellow agent, Jax Murphy. When Erin’s unit is deployed to Afghanistan to find the elusive terrorist the CIA believes responsible for taking Blake’s life, the mission proves to be a setup, wiping out almost the entire team. As the only survivors of the attack, Erin and Jax must cut through a wealth of lies and misdirections to uncover the killer’s identity. Yet nothing prepares them for the truth, and the biggest threat to their survival might prove to be their growing feelings for each other. When you’re running for your life, the most dangerous place to fall is in love.

Lynnette Bonner – Fire
Years ago, teacher Kyra Radell’s brother died because of drugs, so when students in her school start buying a new street drug called Fire–and dying because of it–she’s determined to help.

Even if that means putting her own life in danger.

Case Lexington, an undercover cop, has been sent in to pose as a high school senior. He wants her to stay safe, but she’s not willing to listen to a mere student.

Can he protect her and keep his cover intact? More importantly, will he be able to find the drug dealer before any more students–or teachers–die?

Lesley Ann McDaniel – Jill Came Tumbling After
Jill Martin has finally kicked her alcoholic husband to the curb. Now, with two kids and no money, she has no choice but to take a job at the new factory that’s about to open in Madison Falls. When she begins to suspect that the owner plans to illegally dispose of toxic waste, will she be strong enough to blow the whistle…or will her boss do whatever it takes to keep her quiet?

Lisa Phillips – Deadly Exposure
Navy SEAL Bradley Harris returns home to find his sister, Senator Rachel Harris, has been abducted. The FBI’s prime suspect is Alexis Calvert, Rachel’s best friend and the woman he gave his heart to long ago. Proving she’s innocent is going to be tough. Especially when he realizes the truth behind Alexis’s public shaming. Bradley must get his sister back and protect the woman he loves before the worst happens…and he loses everything.

Angela Ruth Strong – Dead on Arrival
The daughter of the Peruvian President, Maritza Rosado, arrives in Washington D.C. only to discover the world thinks both she and her father died on a plane crash in the Amazon. Worse, the man she’d once considered an uncle has taken over her nation and ordered two consulate workers in the U.S. to assassinate her. Desperate and alone in a foreign country, she hides out in a soup kitchen where youth group leader Levi Parker recognizes her from a recent mission to Peru and wants to help.

Can they possibly take down the crime ring together, or will Levi’s involvement do nothing more than put his life–and the life of every teen in his youth group–at risk?

Alana Terry – Termination Dust
After her mother’s death, Kimmie has no reason to stay under her stepfather’s abusive rule.

No reason, that is, except for her innocent half-brother who would bear the brunt of his father’s anger if Kimmie ran away.

After befriending a compassionate Alaska state trooper, Kimmie is emboldened to hope for a better future. But if her stepfather figures out what she’s up to, he won’t just steal away her chance at freedom.

He’ll take her very life.

Virginia Vaughan – For Love or Money
Amy Sullivan left everything familiar to meet an aunt she didn’t know she had. She’s searching for a family connection, yet gets much more when she’s named sole heir to her aunt’s fortune.

But someone in this sleepy, southern town doesn’t want Amy to live long enough to collect that inheritance. Deputy Tate Mitchell is determined to discover who wants the money for themselves–and who is willing to kill Amy to get it.

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“Operation: Marry Me: A Fake Married to the Marine Romance” by Emma Nichols

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Operation: Marry Me: A Fake Married to the Marine Romance

by Emma Nichols

Genre: Romantic Suspense/Military

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About two months ago, my editor asked me if I’d be willing to help her friend give a really special present to her husband. When I heard she wanted me to write a romance about her husband, a retired Marine who built airplanes for fun and married a single mom, I was all in.

I mean, Enrique Velasquez was already book boyfriend material.

So, I built him an elite team and sent them on a mission. If you like this as much as I suspect, let me know because my beta readers are already asking for this to be a series.

Go meet Enrique. Grab Operation: Marry Me while it’s FREE on Amazon! And be sure to tell all your friends.


A woman in danger. A Marine sent to protect her.


From the moment I saw Maddie Weeks, I was smitten.

We could’ve had a great love affair, except for three little things:

1. It was my job to protect her.

2. She was already married.

3. I could never marry.

Then her jerk of a husband blew up.


And our low key surveillance was kicked up a notch.

We needed an inside man.

Naturally, I took one for the team and assigned myself that role.

My cover?

Obviously, we’ll have to be married.

Fake married.

Too bad I really love her.

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