Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tim Vicary - Broken Alibi is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Tim Vicary's New Book: Broken Alibi.

Author Tim Vicary writes Crime and Historical Novels, Children's Books, the Educational Oxford Bookworms Library and The Trials of Sarah Newby series.








Broken Alibi

Lies, Memory and Justice - The Trials of Sarah Newby Book 4


Author: Tim Vicary


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How much should you lie for the man you love? Can you really know your ex husband? And how can suicide look like murder?

Just three of the questions which confront barrister Sarah Newby, as she struggles to revive her legal career. Shaken by her second divorce and the murder of her former lover, Sarah wonders if all her relationships with men are doomed. Her admirer, Detective Terry Bateson, hopes not, but what if he, too, has a secret he’d prefer to keep hidden?

And if Sarah’s client is innocent of murder, why has he told such obvious lies?

Excerpt from Broken Alibi

Thunder


The first fat raindrops fell on the windscreen as the car turned off the road. But the driver did not turn on the wipers; there were only a few yards to go. The headlights pierced the dark tunnel between the trees, as the vehicle bounced slowly over potholes, and came to a halt in a patch of muddy ground near a fence at the end of the track.

There were no other cars there, but that was to be expected, this late at night. The driver opened the door, switched off the engine, and sat there for a moment, waiting, listening. It was that strange atmosphere before an electric storm breaks, when sounds carry weird distances, so that something a mile away can be heard like something next door. The driver sifted through the sounds cautiously, searching for danger. The swish of traffic on the road thirty yards behind; the staccato random patter of raindrops on the trees; the shriek of an owl; the pinking of the car engine as it cooled; and underlying everything, the faintest gurgle of water from the river running nearby.

Reassured, the driver got out, walked to the back of the car, opened the boot, and bent to lift something out. At that moment, a million volts of lightning lit the scene, like a celestial flash bulb. If there had been a camera in the heavens, it would have recorded the image of two human figures, not one - both in long dark coats, struggling together in a strange clumsy dance in the mud behind the car. One, it seemed, was trying to lift the other.

But there was no one else there to see it, so perhaps it didn't happen at all. As the night returned, darker than before, the rain began to fall more heavily, fat heavy raindrops crashing on the canopy of trees like a sudden urgent waterfall, drowning out every other sound, so that no one, even if they had been there, would have heard the sound of the driver's boots staggering across the muddy parking place to the footpath and the river beyond.

Then, like a colossal iron ball rumbling and rolling across the heavens, the thunder came, threatening to collapse through the clouds and crush everything and everyone beneath. God's punishment, perhaps - but for what, and to whom? The driver, staggering, slipping and sliding towards the water's edge, was too burdened and busy to care.

Because the storm was almost directly overhead the lightning came again soon afterwards, this time illuminating a second image, which the driver fervently hoped no one saw, of two figures, both in that instant apparently standing drunkenly at the edge of the river, one behind the other, facing out across the dark, swiftly sliding stream, its surface pitted by a thousand raindrops. The figure in front had two feet in the water and its left hand snagged in a tree, while the rest of the body sagged with bowed head and limp knees as though drunk, unconscious, or dead.

Only an instant, then darkness returned, so no one but the second figure saw or heard the snap as the twig snagging the hand broke off, or the smooth gurgling splash of the shallow dive as the first figure flopped forwards into the strong, black, powerful current which spun the body face down eddying round and round away from the bank, out towards the centre of the river where in a few seconds it vanished not only from sight — had there been anyone to see — but also from the surface, down into the depths where the mud, dead leaves and detritus drifted slowly downstream towards the sea.

The next flash of lighting lit up only the car, its boot and doors now closed, lonely and abandoned under the trees, the torrential rainstorm pounding on its roof and windscreen. Long after the lightning had gone, the downpour continued, steadily, relentlessly obliterating all traces of footprints not just in the mud of the parking area, but also on the grass of the riverside footpath and the slippery, muddy bank of the river itself.

But if some celestial camera had been watching, recording each billion-volt flash lit up in the summer storm, it would have seen countless other things, some with relevance to the drama by the riverside, others with no apparent connection at all.

It would have seen the driver, shoulders hunched, collar turned up, hurrying along the riverbank towards the city, until the grassy path gave way to a tarmac cycle track with houses and gardens on the right hand side. A later flash would have seen the same person, emerging from the dark of a ginnel between those same houses into an area of the A19 lit by streetlights where it passed through the suburb of Fulford, where the driver gratefully got into the back of a taxi summoned by mobile phone.

Another flash, half a mile further upstream, would have lit up the sleeping city of York, with its cathedral, York Minster, gleaming like a beautiful white monument under the lowering midnight clouds of the storm. A little to the south, and nearer the river, the remains of the medieval castle, Clifford's Tower, and the neighbouring Crown Court glistened palely in the rain and lightning flash.

Across the river from there, at a window on the third floor of a block of luxury riverside flats, an astute celestial observer might just have picked out the face of a slim dark-haired woman in her early forties, the barrister Sarah Newby, wakened by the storm and staring out, marvelling at the power of nature, hugging her nightgown tightly about her, thinking with amusement about the visit of her new lover earlier that evening, and wondering what the future would bring.

Less than a mile away across the river, Detective Inspector Terry Bateson stood with an arm round his two young daughters, watching the storm from an upstairs window. The two girls, Jessica and Esther, shrieked with terror and excitement as the lightning split the sky. Terry smiled, hugging them tightly as the rain lashed the windows and ran horizontally across the glass. A cyclist passed under the streetlight outside, shoulders hunched under his streaming cape as he pedalled forlornly home.

Towards morning, the storm moved on towards a police station in Harrogate, where a group of police and special constables gathered, yawning, for a briefing. They had been picked mostly for brawn rather than brains, and all wore stab vests and carried riot helmets ready to put on. As the police piled into their van, it occurred to one constable, at least, that the approaching storm would provide a welcome extra touch of drama to the night. Grinning, he searched on his phone for the track of the ride of the Valkries.

A few miles west of them the target of their raid, a lanky, bearded man in his fifties, lay peacefully asleep in his bed, snoring gently with his wife's head pillowed on his chest.

Much further north still, across the border in Scotland, the weather was calm. Stars shone silently in a cloudless night sky. A little after midnight, a car drove into the car park outside a hotel in Edinburgh. The man who had hired the car, tall, lanky, good-looking, got out and strolled nonchalantly into the building. It had been a good evening, his body language seemed to say. Everything was as it should be, all was right with his world.

Or at least, that is probably how it would have seemed, had he been lit up by a lightning flash then and the moment recorded. But then, there was no storm in Scotland, no celestial CCTV, and no one was watching - so how can anyone know?





Author Genre: Crime and Historical Novels

Website: Tim Vicary
Author's Blog: Tim Vicary - Author
Twitter: @TimVicary
E-Mail: tim.vicary@york.ac.uk
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Author Description: Hi. My name's Tim Vicary and I'm an author and a university teacher at the Norwegian Study Centre at the University of York, England. I've written three crime/legal thrillers in 'The Trials of Sarah Newby' series, and just released my fourth, 'Broken Alibi'. I've also written four historical novels, two children's books, and about twenty graded readers for foreign learners of English in the Oxford Bookworms series, published by Oxford University Press, two of which, Titanic and The Everest Story, won awards from the Extensive Reading Foundation in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

My legal thriller, A Fatal Verdict, was awarded a B.R.A.G Medallion for an outstanding independently published book in 2012, and in 2013 Bold Counsel won the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval.

I live in the English countryside, near York. When I'm not writing I like horse-riding, cycling, and swimming.



Author's Book List
A Game of Proof - A Mother's Fight to Defend her Son - The Trials of Sarah Newby series Book 1
A mother's worst nightmare - can her son be guilty of murder?

Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. But what should she do when her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders?

Has Sarah, in her single-minded determination to create a career for herself, neglected her son so much that she no longer knows him? He has often lied to her in the past, so how can she trust him when he says he is innocent this time? And what should she do when she herself uncovers evidence that seems to suggest his guilt?


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A Fatal Verdict - A Sister's Revenge - The Trials of Sarah Newby series Book 2
What would you do if someone murdered your child, but the justice system let you down?

Kathryn Walters is faced with this dreadful decision when her daughter, Shelley, is found dead in a bath in her boyfriend's flat. Despite the best efforts of the Crown Prosecution barrister, Sarah Newby, it seems likely that the boyfriend, David Kidd, will be acquitted. How can her family tolerate this? And how should the investigating detective, Terry Bateson, act when it seems that the murdered girl's mother is seeking revenge on the man he is certain killed Shelley in the first place?

As the story unravels Sarah Newby is confronted with one of her toughest defence cases yet, with a client who is not only reluctant to give evidence on her own behalf, but also refuses to explain why she chose Sarah to defend her in the first place …


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Bold Counsel - No-one hides forever - The Trials of Sarah Newby series Book 3
Some secrets are buried too deep for tears. Love, death and an ancient murder combine in this outstanding legal thriller. When Sarah Newby embarks on her first case in London’s Court of Criminal Appeal, she has little idea of the quest of horror she is about to uncover. With her marriage collapsing under the strain of her career, she finds a new lover. But dare she trust any man ever again? Yet when even the police oppose her fight for justice, what can one woman do all alone?


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Nobody's Slave
Two boys meet on a voyage that transforms their lives.

Madu, a young African, is captured by the English slave-trader, Sir John Hawkins. Tom Oakley is a young sailor in charge of the slaves. At first the two boys boys hate each other. But as the story develops their roles are reversed, and they become closer friends than either would have once believed possible.

This is a fast-moving drama based around real historical events. History as you never learned it in school!


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The Monmouth Summer
1685. King Charles II dies unexpectedly, and is succeeded by his brother James II, England's first Catholic monarch since Bloody Mary. English Protestants feel threatened, and King Charles’s illegitimate son, the handsome young duke of Monmouth, rises against his uncle in armed rebellion.

The rebellion turns young Ann Carter’s world upside down. Eighteen years old, she is betrothed to Tom Goodchild, a Protestant shoemaker; but secretly loves Robert Pole, an officer in King James’s army, who offers to take her to London as his mistress. Ann knows it is her duty to marry Tom, but does not love him; so when he marches away with the rebels, she imagines him being killed – which would set her free. But she knows such thoughts are wicked; her father is a rebel soldier too, like all the men of her village. So who should she pray for, when musket balls start to fly? What matters most – love or loyalty?

If God could see into my heart, she wonders, what would He tell me to do?

Her father, Adam, is a brave man tormented by fear. He has two fears: first, that he may be a coward, and run from the enemy; and second, that he is not one of God’s Elect, and will go to Hell when he dies. But like all the men of Colyton, ‘England’s most rebellious town’, he marches to war, risking his life for what he believes.

When England’s most notorious judge, Judge Jeffreys, is sent to punish the rebels, Ann and her father are faced with the hardest choices of all.


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Cat and Mouse
Set in London and Ulster in 1914, Cat and Mouse is the gripping story of two sisters fighting for their ideals in the turbulent months before the outbreak of war.

When Sarah Becket, a militant suffragette fighting to free Mrs Pankhurst from prison, discovers that her own husband, a respected Liberal MP, is involved in a scandalous prostitution racket, she is devastated. Still weak from imprisonment herself, she takes a knife from her kitchen and goes out into London's West End, determined to protest for women's rights in the most dramatic way she can.

Across the Irish Sea, her sister Deborah is lonely and unloved. When her soldier husband returns from abroad to join the Ulster Volunteers, she faces an agonizing choice - to end her passionate affair with James Rankin, a charismatic trade union leader, or face the loss of her beloved son. When she reads about her sister's act of defiance, she resolves to go to her aid.

United by their cause, Sarah and Deborah combine to fight both male corruption and a sinister German plot to foment civil war in Ireland.


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Cheryl Kaye Tardif - An Author Interview at the HBS Author's Spotlight

Today our blog puts the Spotlight on Bestselling Canadian Suspense Author Cheryl Kaye Tardif. She is the author of the Divine Trilogy. Also, Cheryl writes Romance novels as Cherish D'Angelo.



Author Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Paranormal

Website: Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Author's Blog: The Suspense is Killing me
Twitter: @cherylktardif
E-Mail: cherylktardif (at) shaw.ca
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Author Description:
"ONE DOESN'T SIMPLY READ A TARDIF STORY, ONE EXPERIENCES IT!"

I'm an international bestselling Canadian author who loves to say, "I kill people off for a living!" You can imagine the looks I get from people. Sometimes I'll tell them, "Fictitiously, of course. I'm an author." Sometimes I won't say anything; I'll let them wonder...

Submerged, my latest novel, is a psychological suspense thriller with a hint of supernatural, and it promises to leave you breathless. But I am probably best known for Children of the Fog, a supernatural suspense thriller that has sold over 60,000 copies and made Amazon's Top 100 bestsellers list (#4 in overall list) multiple times out of nearly 2 million ebooks; and Whale Song, a much-loved, inspiring family tale with a hint of mystery, which is now available in its third edition--plus a school edition with a discussion guide.

Whale Song, an emotional mystery that explores controversial issues like assisted suicide, school bullies and racism, has captured the attention of numerous film companies. A screenplay, which I wrote with co-writer Alison Neuman, was completed in 2006, along with a movie treatment. I'm pursuing possible film deals for many of my books. And sometimes when I think of a movie deal, I smell buttered popcorn.

Booklist calls me "a big hit in Canada...a name to reckon with south of the border."

In September 2005, my gripping action-packed techno-thriller The River was released. This well-researched novel explores the mysterious Nahanni River area, nanotechnology and man's obsession with longevity. The River has been compared to works by Michael Crichton, James Patterson, Dean Koontz and Dan Brown.

I'm also the author of the 2004 "sizzling psychic suspense" Divine Intervention, a 'psi-fi' suspense thriller (or paranormal romance) that has been compared to works by authors such as Iris Johansen, Kay Hooper and Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb's 'In Death' series. Divine Justice, the second in the Divine mystery series, was also released in 2011.

In 2009, I branched off into romance with my debut romantic suspense Lancelot's Lady. Since romance is a different genre from my usual suspense/thrillers and YA, I wrote Lancelot's Lady under the pen name of Cherish D'Angelo. Lancelot's Lady was a semi-finalist in the Dorchester Publishing Next Best Celler contest hosted by Textnovel. It also won an Editor's Choice award from Textnovel in 2010.

A novelette of suspense titled Remote Control was released in ebook edition in July 2010; and a collection of stories titled Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories in August 2010.

In 2006, I participated in a hilarious new TV series 'A Total Write-Off', hosted by comedian Barbara North. In 2004, I was nominated for the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award. In 2003, I wrote a public service announcement for a racial harmony campaign. My PSA script, One Voice ~ One World, placed third and was produced and aired on cable channels in Alberta.

I have not only held hundreds of book signings, I have also organized multi-author signings, held virtual book tours and other online events, and I've taught others how to promote their books. My book How I Made Over $42,000 in 1 Month Selling My Kindle eBooks is the #1 Marketing book specifically designed for Amazon's KDP Select program.

I've been interviewed by numerous TV and radio stations in Canada and the US, and I've been featured in a variety of newspapers and magazines in both countries.

I'm also the publisher at Imajin Books, a venture that is dear to my heart. Imajin Books publishes quality international fiction at affordable prices, with a focus on ebooks.

Born in Vancouver, BC, I was a "military brat" and a "military wife" who has lived all across Canada and in Bermuda. I now reside in Edmonton, AB, with my husband Marc and our Pomeranian Princess, Chai.


SPOTLIGHT Questions and Answers with the Author

Congratulations on your novella: INFESTATION. What do you have on the drawing board next? Can you tell us the timeline for its release and give us a little tease?

Thank you. INFESTATION is creeping out readers one page at a time. I am currently working on EAGLE E.Y.E., book 2 in my E.Y.E. Spy Mystery series. This Qwickie novella should be out later this fall. I'm also working on a thriller. Ironically, I had the story plotted while living in Alberta, with the setting in Banff, but upon moving to West Kelowna, BC, I've decided to set the story here in the Okanagan Valley. That meant I had to start plotting from scratch, so this one is taking a bit longer than usual. I am planning to give my thriller to my agent at Trident Media Group. I believe it has HUGE potential. Then again, I'm the author. LOL

You have a good following on twitter. Since you started before the social media buzz, what impact has social media relationships had on your current success? How did you build your following in your niche? How much has it changed your book launch process?

I believe social media is responsible for a high percentage of my sales. Whether Twitter or Facebook or Instagram, they each have a purpose, and authors should be using these. I built my following one connection at a time. I contacted and connected with other authors, particularly in my genres. I connected with other book professionals. I joined many groups on FB. I joined Tweet teams. But readers are the connections I enjoy most. I love chatting with a reader after they've read one of my works. My book launches used to be held at various Chapters, Coles, Indigo stores. I also did more blog tours in the past. Nowadays, I tend to do more social network events, especially FB launch parties. These make my book launches international.

You have great covers. They carry a theme and your brand with them. How does your book cover creation process work? Do you hand over the basic theme or do you have more of a hands-on approach? Do you get your readers involved in its development?

We have a wonderful cover designer at Imajin Books, my publishing company. Ryan Doan is a magician. I can give him a cover concept in an email, explaining colors, mood and imagery, and he will make it appear. He and I work on every cover together until it's perfect. His covers are extremely professional looking. I'm proud that my books can stand next to the biggest names. www.ryandoan.com I haven't had readers involved in cover creation, but I often hold contests where readers can name a character I kill off (Create a Corpse Contest) or where they can have their name as a character (Become a Character Contest). For the latter, I usually ask if they prefer being a "good" or "bad" character…and I can't promise the character will survive.

You have written several short stories and novellas. Can you tell us if they had an impact on the sales of your novels? Are shorty’s one of your styles of writing or are they created to give readers a sample of your work?

Imajin Books has trademarked "Qwickies" as a term used for novellas in the Qwickie imprint. I love writing stories of all lengths, but not all readers have time for long novels. Qwickies are designed to be short and complete (though many are series titles) reads for busy people. You can imagine the looks I get when I ask: "Have you had a Qwickie today?" Novellas have become more popular over the past 10 years, and I have definitely sold more novels as a result. Sometimes readers want to test a new author. Buying a Qwickie is perfect for this; and I often receive email from readers who have decided to buy a novel because they enjoyed reading INFESTATION or E.Y.E. OF THE SCORPION.

I like the idea of Author bundles. You are a part of a couple novel collections: Deadly Dozen and Sweet & Sensual. What was the impact on your other sales? What was the main objective of bundling your works with other authors? How did you put something like that together?

Author bundles (anthologies) are an awesome way to reach a wider readership. Unfortunately both bundles I was in have been retired due to reverted rights of some of the titles within. However, I plan to do more bundles next year. Every author in a bundle has their own readership. When you bundle, you're sharing a much larger audience, and that definitely helps to bring in more sales of other works and new readers. The main objective of our two bundles was to give the authors involved increased exposure, especially since all authors involved did their own promoting of the bundles.

Also you have bundled a series of your own novels called Divine Trilogy. What was the impact on your other sales? What was your main objective in bundling your novels?

I've seen a definite increase in other title sales since offering my DIVINE TRILOGY bundle. I wanted readers to be able to get all 3 titles at a reduced rate.

Do you maintain a reader list? What are the methods you use to find your readers and create the list and the relationship? Do you use social media, forums, newsletters and/or support groups to build your list?

Yes, although my list is combined with Imajin Books. I was sending 2 newsletters (one personal and one for IB) but that got to be too much work, so I've decided to send out only the IB one. My titles will get recognition there anyway, as well as the other authors published by Imajin Books. My mailing list has developed over the past 13 years from random emails from fans, list opt-ins via my website or the IB site, FB posts and more. If you go to http://www.imajinbooks.com, you'll notice we're offering free ebooks to those who join our newsletter and benefits program--I.B.I.C., Imajin Books Inner Circle.

You have a great blog. You do a great job keeping readers informed, marketing your books and helping other writers gain exposure. What is your primary goal? And where in the world do you find the time to create great novels, take care of the social media and maintain your blog?

My primary goal with my blog is to entertain, educate and provide escapism to those needing it. For my Blogger blog, I like to feature other authors and events. I also have a blog on my website but I'll admit I haven't updated it as much as I'd like. It's difficult to find time to do everything--and to do it right. It's a fine balance, and some days I'm a bit tipsy. Lol I do have an assistant that helps with some tasks--and I'm hoping to have her do more for me over the next year, though she does website updating and promotional tasks. I still handle all my own fan mail--and I plan to always do so.

You have published your books in German and French. How is your audience abroad? Does marketing online help in this situation?

Amazon Crossing and Luzifer-Verlag are my two major foreign publishers, and I'm happy to report sales are going exceptionally well with both publishers. Imajin Books has also published some of my foreign titles. The German market is particularly HOT right now. The French market is not too shabby either, but that could be because of my French last name--Tardif. Both German and French readers have been awesome. Marketing online, joining foreign sites like LovelyBooks.de, and connecting with people from these countries is so much easier with social networks. I've chatted online with some awesome people from Germany and France.

You are published under several names and genres. Does changing hats create any problems? Any tricks you can share with us? Which genre did you enjoy writing the most? Does moving from one to the other give you some breathing room?

Most of my works are published under Cheryl Kaye Tardif, but I did write a steamy romantic suspense under Cherish D'Angelo. I did this because the sex scenes have more sizzle (though not erotica!) than my other works. But I went public about the name. There aren't many benefits to using a pseudonym and being secretive about it. Plus I'd spent years building up my Cheryl Kaye Tardif brand, and I didn't want to lose that audience. So I included both names on the cover. There were no issues with using a pen name--it's more preference. When people ask what I write, I usually say, "Suspense." Whether paranormal, romantic, supernatural, horror, thriller...the majority of my works have amped-up suspense. I've also written an illustrated a sweet picture book for kids under 8, THE ELFLING PRINCESS. Sometimes I need a break from writing intense suspense.



Author's Book List
Infestation
INFESTATION is a hair-raising, skin-itching Qwickie® novella inspired by true events and laced with a heavy dose of horror and a dash of tongue-in-cheek Tardif humor…

Every house has its secrets, some more perverse and horrific than others…


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Lancelot's Lady
A beautiful nurse, a handsome recluse and an evil PI equals one deadly adventure.

When palliative care nurse Rhianna McLeod is given a gift of a dream holiday to the Bahamas from her dying patient, billionaire JT Lance, she has no idea that her 'holiday' will include being stranded on a private island with Jonathan, an irritating but irresistibly handsome recluse. Or that she'll fall head over heels for the man.

Jonathan isn't happy to discover a drop-dead gorgeous redhead has invaded his island. But his anger soon turns to attraction. After one failed marriage, he has guarded his heart, but Rhianna's sudden appearance makes him yearn to throw caution to the wind.

To live fully in the present, Rhianna must resolve her own murky past, unravel the secret that haunts JT, foil the plans of a sleazy, blackmailing private investigator and help Jonathan find his muse. Only then can Rhianna find the love she's been searching for, and finally become…Lancelot's Lady.


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E.Y.E. of the Scorpion - E.Y.E. Spy Mystery Book 1
When Eileen Edwards, a former-cop-turned-PI, is given the task to find a missing street kid named Zipper, she has no idea what she has let into her life. Not only did the boy witness a murder, he’s now being hunted by at least one motorcycle gang. Finding Zipper is the easy part; keeping him alive is the challenge.

As a killer prowls the streets of Vancouver looking for the kid, Eileen discovers that Zipper not only can’t remember what he saw, he’s also hiding a shocking secret. With the assistance of Constable Larry Norman from Eileen’s old Gang Task Force unit, she helps to expose a ruthless killer, and in the process, Eileen learns that sometimes one must let go of the past in order to move forward.


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Divine Sanctuary - Divine Trilogy Book 3
There's no place like home…

In the Divine trilogy finale, the heat is tripled when CFBI Agent Jasi McLellan must rescue Emily, the ghost girl that haunts her dreams; expose her own mother's killer; and uncover a murderer that preys on the weak at Sanctuary, a controversial cult nestled in the woods near Mission, BC.

Something insidious lurks behind the safe haven of Sanctuary's wrought iron gates. Led by the charismatic Father Jeremiah, the cult's idyllic lifestyle seems perfect on the outside. But a lethal hunter is on the prowl, and in a carefully executed game of cat and mouse, the body count rises.

Along with Victim Empath Natassia Prushenko, Psychometric Empath Ben Roberts and Special Consultant Brandon Walsh, Jasi follows three trails of clues that lead to one terrifying conclusion: home is not always the safest place on earth.


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How I Made Over $42,000 in 1 Month Selling My Kindle eBooks
UPDATED: 20/11/13 - NEW COVER! NOW CONTAINS OVER 130 LINKS TO SITES THAT WILL PROMOTE YOUR FREE EBOOK.

#1 Marketing book specifically designed for Amazon's KDP Select program

In March 2012 one Canadian author boldly went where few have gone before—into the land of making real money with Amazon's KDP Select program.

This is her story…

My name is Cheryl Kaye Tardif and I am an international bestselling suspense author who earned over $42,000 dollars in March 2012 selling ebooks via Amazon's KDP Select program, captured the interest of a major literary agency, and went on to sign with a foreign rights agent. And I'm about to tell you HOW I did all that.

I don't normally tell people how much money I make, but I believe writers need to know it IS possible to earn a real income from your books. Seriously, if I can do it, anyone can—if you have the right combination of criteria and techniques.

In this book, I'll share with you what I believe are four key elements you must have in place to see high sales. And I'll reveal the strategic techniques I used during my KDP Select promotions that resulted in earning over $42,000—with $32,000 of that from ONE title alone.

Not only did I earn over $42,000 in ebook sales, I was contacted by Trident Media, one of the leading literary agencies in New York. The chairman, Robert Gottlieb, saw my success when my one title made #4 in the Top 100 Bestselling Kindle ebooks, right under The Hunger Games trilogy. I am now represented by Trident Media Group and I have 2 audiobook deals in the works.

So, if you're ready to earn some real money with Select, let's begin…


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Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories
Thirteen stories take you from one hold-your-breath chapter to the next.

Stories include:

A Grave Error
The Death of an Old Cow
Maid of Dishonor
Atrophy
Picture Perfect
Sweet Dreams
Separation Anxiety
The Car
Deadly Reunion
Remote Control
Ouija
Caller Unknown
Skeletons in the Closet


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Divine Justice - Divine Trilogy Book 2
CFBI Agent and Pyro-Psychic Jasi McLellan battles a serious infection that threatens to claim her life. Slipping in and out of consciousness, she remembers the Parliament Murders...

One by one, members of Ontario's Parliament are disappearing, only to be found days later, disoriented and drugged. Or worse?dead. Police are stumped and the CFBI brings in a covert PSI team, agents with special psychic abilities.

Accompanied by Psychometric Empath Ben Roberts and new team member Victim Empath Natassia Prushenko, Jasi heads for Ottawa and uncovers a plot so devious that Canada's national security is at risk. If that isn't enough to deal with, Jasi bumps into old flame, Zane Underhill, who wants to rekindle their relationship that ended three years earlier.

But the investigation takes precedent and Jasi is forced to place her feelings for Zane on hold in order to find a killer who has more than justice in mind for his victims, and in the end she makes a gut-wrenching decision?one that will cost the life of someone close to her.


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Children of the Fog
Sadie O'Connell is a bestselling author and a proud mother. But her life is about to spiral out of control. After her six-year-old son Sam is kidnapped by a serial abductor, she nearly goes insane. But it isn't just the fear and grief that is ripping her apart. It's the guilt. Sadie is the only person who knows what the kidnapper looks like. And she can't tell a soul. For if she does, her son will be sent back to her in “little bloody pieces.”

When Sadie's unfaithful husband stumbles across her drawing of the kidnapper, he sets into play a series of horrific events that sends her hurtling over the edge. Sadie's descent into alcoholism leads to strange apparitions and a face-to-face encounter with the monster who abducted her son--a man known only as…The Fog.


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Submerged
Two strangers submerged in guilt, brought together by fate...

After a tragic car accident claims the lives of his wife, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. But his family isn't the only thing he has lost. An addiction to painkillers has taken away his career as a paramedic. Working as a 911 operator is now the closest he gets to redemption--until he gets a call from a woman trapped in a car.

Rebecca Kingston yearns for a quiet weekend getaway, so she can think about her impending divorce from her abusive husband. When a mysterious truck runs her off the road, she is pinned behind the steering wheel, unable to help her two children in the back seat. Her only lifeline is a cell phone with a quickly depleting battery and a stranger's calm voice on the other end telling her everything will be all right.


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Divine Intervention
CFBI agent Jasmine McLellan leads a psychically gifted team in the hunt for a serial arsonist--a murderer who has already taken the lives of three people.

Jasi and her team members--Psychometric Empath and profiler Ben Roberst and Victim Empath Natassia Prushenko--are joined by Brandon Walsh, the handsome but skeptical Chief of Arson Investigations. In a manhunt that takes them from Vancouver to Kelowna, Penticton and Victoria, they are led down a twisting path of sinister secrets.

Sifting through ashes and clues, Jasi realizes that there is more to the third victim than meets the eye. Perhaps not all the victims were that innocent. The hunt intensifies when she learns that someone they know is next on the arsonist's list.

Unleashing her gift as a Pyro-Psychic, Jasi is compelled toward smoldering ashes and enters the killer's mind--a mind bent on destruction and revenge. And in the heat of early summer, Jasi discovers that a murderer lies in wait...much closer than she ever imagined.


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Whale Song
Thirteen years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered after the tragic death of her mother. The shocking event left a grief-stricken teen-aged Sarah with partial amnesia.

Some things are easier to forget.

But now a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah, a talented mid-twenties ad exec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried.

Some things are meant to be buried.

Torn by nightmares and visions of a yellow-eyed wolf and aided by creatures of the Earth and killer whales that call to her in the night, Sarah must face her fears and recover her memories?even if it destroys her.

Some things are meant to be remembered?at all cost.


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The River
STEM CELL RESEARCH, CLONING, AND WORLD DOMINATION--WITH A TWIST...

The South Nahanni River area of Canada's Northwest Territories has a history of mysterious deaths, disappearances and headless corpses, but it may also hold the key to humanity’s survival?or its destruction.

Del thought her father was long dead. But someone from her past says otherwise. Now she and a group of near strangers embark on a perilous mission...

Seven years ago, Del Hawthorne’s father and three of his friends disappeared near the Nahanni River and were presumed dead. When one of the missing men stumbles onto the University grounds, alive but barely recognizable and aging before her eyes, Del is shocked. Especially when the man tells her something inconceivable. Her father is still alive!

Gathering a group of volunteers, Del travels to the Nahanni River to rescue her father. There, she finds a secret river that plunges her into a technologically advanced world of nanobots and painful serums. Del uncovers a conspiracy of unimaginable horror, a plot that threatens to destroy us all. Will humanity be sacrificed for the taste of eternal life?

At what point have we become…God?


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