Friday, June 1, 2018

HBS Author’s Spotlight – Class of May 2018

This month we have a group of interesting writers with worlds of knowledge and expertise. The author interviews are a MUST read.

Be sure to check out what they have coming next for their readers. I try to pick authors who are interesting studies and ask them unique questions for our Q/A section.

Check out the Showcase feature of the HBS Author's Spotlight. I have included those authors in this class. Also, we have added the Author Bundles we have posted this month.

Thanks to the following outstanding authors for a great month. Here is a summary of our May 2018 crew.

Collette Cameron
Author: Collette Cameron

Author Genre: Historical Romance

Author's Blog: Collette Cameron Blue Rose Romance Blog
Website: Collette Cameron
Twitter: @Collette_Author
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
USA Today Bestselling Author, COLLETTE CAMERON pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.

Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won't stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she lives in Oregon with her mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.

Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You'll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances.

Interview Excerpt

Next: Seductive Surrender is the sixth book in my Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, and is due to release May 23rd.

My social media of choice is Facebook in addition to regular posts on Twitter and Instagram. I also periodically post to Google+ and LinkedIn. I try to keep a ratio of at least five social posts to one promo posts, although during launch week, that doesn’t always happen.

Covers: I’m a hybrid author which has made the branding of my covers a little trickier. I don’t have nearly as much input with my books published through my publisher as I do my self-pubbed books.

Book trailers: I actually only have two professionally created book trailers, but I have several videos of me reading excerpts of my books. In fact, I need to get on that again. It’s on my to-do list, LOL.

Audio books: I started converting my books to audio books as a test, initially. To date, all of them are via ACX, although after the four I have in process are completed, I’m switching to Findaway Voices.

Primary genre: I write Regency and Scottish (Highlander) historicals. Most historical romance readers enjoy all historical genres, and they are voracious consumers of romances.

Blog: My blogging goals have changed over the years. When I first started, I wanted to really provide content heavy posts, blog several times a week, and have a huge following. My first blog did incredible well, but I was spending all of my time writing blog posts and researching for the.

I decided that I needed to concentrate on my writing but still wanted to support fellow historical romance authors, and that’s how my Friday feature, Bluestockings Book Shoppe came about. I feature one historical author and the book of their choice each Friday…

Author's Book List
Seductive Surrender
Passion and Plunder
Scandal's Splendor
Heartbreak and Honor
Virtue and Valor
Triumph and Treasure
Blaike: Secrets Gone Askew
Brette: Intentions Gone Astray
Blythe: Schemes Gone Amiss
Brooke: Wagers Gone Awry
Earl of Wainthorpe
To Love a Highland Rogue
A Diamond for a Duke
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager
To Tame a Scoundrel's Heart
Her Scandalous Wish
Bride of Falcon
A Kiss for Miss Kingsley
The Earl's Enticement
Highlander's Hope: Enhanced Second Edition
The Viscount's Vow

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Sara Fujimura
Author: Sara Fujimura

Author Genre: YA, Romance, Multicultural

Website: Sara Fujimura
Twitter: @SaraFujimura
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
Sara Fujimura is the American half of her Japanese-American family. Every summer she spends about a month in Japan at her in-laws’ house with her now teenaged children. Sara loves cooking and eating Japanese food, so you can often find her working at Arizona anime cons as her alter ego, The Obento Lady.

Interview Excerpt

Next: BREATHE :: I am so excited to finally bring this book to life. It hits shelves on July 4, 2018, which also happens to be the main character Virginia’s birthday. BREATHE is a young adult historical novel set in Philadelphia.

Social media: I am on Facebook (personal and author page), Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest, though I use the first three the most. They have some overlap in content, but I use each one differently. Though I definitely use social media for marketing and branding, I see it more as a giant watercooler for me since I work out of my home.

Groups: I have been a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for twenty years. I am very active with my local Arizona chapter, and I link up with the Japan chapter in the summer when I can.

Primary genre: I don’t have one, because I write a bunch of different things, including nonfiction and screenplays. I usually write for teens, but some of my work is for younger kids and adults.

Reader list: I have been actively studying book marketing for the last few years and yet have pretty much ignored most of the advice. It is easy to let marketing suck up all your writing time. There definitely needs to be a balance between promoting your current project and writing the next one. I do have a tiny email list and create content for social media regularly, but the thing that moves books the most for me is in-person events.

Creative writing teacher: The upside: My writing life is never boring because it is always changing. The downside: Sometimes I get overwhelmed when I schedule events and deadlines too close together. I’ve mostly made peace with the fact that the To-Do list is never going to get completely done…

Tucson Festival of Books 2018: It honestly wasn’t that much different than preparing for an anime con. I set up my table at home first and took a picture of it. It is easy to get visual overload at a book festival, so I wanted something with different levels and colors and textures. I have a very specific audience, so I included things (like my daruma) that visually cued Japan. I practiced a couple of sales pitches ahead of time.

Author's Book List
Tanabata Wish

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Stacy Eaton
Featured Book: Love Torn

Detective Kali Mann lives by her nickname: The Mann-Eater. She’s a true love them and leave them with no attachments—ever. She’s hard-core, to the point, intense and she doesn’t always play nice with others. When her partner, Keith Harvard, finally gets her to take notice of him, the case they are working goes awry, and suddenly Kali is having emotions she’s not sure she wants. A major part of her past will come back to haunt her and just as she beings to open herself up, her life will be torn apart. Love Torn is the second book in the Twisted Love Series. The first book, Love Lorn, was written by Amy Manemann. If you haven't read it, nows the time to so that you have the backstory on Detective Evie Harper when they two characters are partnered together in Love Inked.

Author: Stacy Eaton

Author Genre: Crime, Thriller and Mystery

Author's Blog: Stacy Eaton, Author
Website: Stacy Eaton
Twitter: @StacySEaton
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Best Selling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016, with her last three years in investigations and crime scene investigation to write full time.

Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who works in law enforcement, and her teen daughter who is working toward her second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and on the choral and cheerleading squads at school. She also has a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy.

Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years.

Author's Book List
Love Torn
Velvet & Vows
Blessings & Beans
Masquerading at Midnight
Working with Wheels
Flirting with Fireworks
Raffles to Rattles
Sparklers or Spankings
Making Mom Mad
Sweet as Sugar
Rainbows Bring Riches
Heathens to Hearts
Tears to Cheers
Tangled in Tinsel
Tempt Me Too
Second Shield II: The Return
You're Not Alone
Finding the Strength
Barbara's Plea
My Blood Runs Blue
Six Days of Memories
Distorted Loyalty
Second Shield
Liveon - No Evil
Garda – Welcome to The Realm
Blue Blood For Life
Whether I'll Live or Die
The Celebration Series

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Barry Finlay
Featured Book: Remote Access

"A foreign country has taken over my computer."

With these chilling words, a quiet Florida day is shattered for Marcie Kane and her fiancé, Nathan Harris. The caller is Annie Logan, a new friend of Marcie's who happens to be the wife of the chief of staff to the president of the United States. While Annie's personal problems bring into question her credibility, Marcie and Nathan, a consultant with the FBI, soon confirm the threat is real and help her convince her skeptical husband in Washington.

Remote Access will appeal to anyone who even casually follows today's news and enjoys page-turning suspense.

As the online threats escalate, the impulsive president is determined not to listen to anyone and especially a hacker. The hacker is equally determined not to fail and risk damage to his reputation. Marcie and Nathan find themselves directly in the middle of a winner-take-all cat and mouse game where the stakes include the life of the president of the United States.

Author: Barry Finlay

Author Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction

Website: Barry Finlay Author
Twitter: @Karver2
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Author Description:
Barry Finlay is the author of five fiction and non-fiction books: the inspirational Kilimanjaro and Beyond, the mystery/thrillers, The Vanishing Wife and A Perilous Question and the humorous travel memoir and bestseller, I Guess We Missed The Boat. His new thriller, Remote Access was released in March 2018.

In 2013, Barry was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his philanthropic work in Tanzania.

On Becoming an Author:

He has now followed that up with four more books, the humorous travel memoir and Amazon Kindle Bestseller, I Guess We Missed The Boat and mystery/thrillers, The Vanishing Wife and A Perilous Question. His newest crime novel, Remote Access, was released March 25, 2018.

He publishes independently under his banner of Keep On Climbing. You can read more about his philanthropic work with Plan Canada and Wounded Warriors Canada at

In the meantime, please become familiar with his books and leave a comment. If you do read and enjoy one or all of his books, please take the time to leave a short review on some of the retail sites.

Barry lives with his wife, Evelyn, in Ottawa, Canada.

Author's Book List
Remote Access
A Perilous Question
I Guess We Missed the Boat
The Vanishing Wife
Kilimanjaro and Beyond

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Dianne Harman
Featured Book: Murder at the Waterfront

Men, Mobsters, and Murder! Poor Maureen. Was she just collateral damage?

Men loved Maureen, but was that why she was killed?

She had an ex who wanted to reconcile, a chef she’d broken up with, and a salesman from Kansas who had fallen in love with her. Her brother-in-law had ties to the Mafia as well as some interesting business deals. Was she simply a pawn in their game? And what about Leslie, her ex-husband’s fiancée? She wasn’t too thrilled when Mac broke off the engagement to reconcile with Maureen. Plenty of suspects, but who’s the murderer?

Al De Duco, a retired mobster, has taken over Jake’s private investigation firm while Jake’s helping a friend. Mobsters have a different way of dealing with murderers. Sometimes they revert to old habits.

Join Al, his food critic bride, Cassie, and his Doberman pinscher, Red, as they hunt for the killer in this page-turning cozy mystery.

Author: Dianne Harman

Author Genre: Romance and Literary Fiction

Author's Blog: Dianne Harman Author
Website: Dianne Harman Author
Twitter: @DianneDHarman
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Author Description:
USA TODAY bestselling author and seven time Amazon All Star Author, Dianne Harman, draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with her husband, Tom, and throwing the ball for their dog, Kelly.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. Dianne is the author of several cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, High Desert, Midwest, Jack Trout, and the Northwest. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. Alexis, the first book in the Midlife Journey Series was also recently published. She's the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.

Murder in the Pearl District was chosen by Amazon to be one of their Mystery books in their October, 2016 homage of great writing by independent authors and several of her books have been chosen by them as PRIME books!

Author's Book List
Murder at the Waterfront
Murder and Mega Millions
Murder at the Gallery
Murdered at the Courthouse
Murder at Le Bijou Bistro
Murder in San Francisco
Murder After Midnight
Murdered By Wine
Murder in Seattle
Murdered By Plastic Surgery
Murder in Whistler
Murder & The Movie Star
Murder on Bainbridge Island
Murder in Calistoga
Trouble at the Animal Shelter
Murder at the Polo Club
Murder at the Clinic
Murder on the East Coast
High Desert Cozy Mysteries #1
Murder at the Big T Lodge
Murdered by Country Music
Murdered by Words
Trouble at the Kennel
The Blue Butterfly
Murder in Cuba
Murder & the Secret Cave
Murder At The Bed & Breakfast
Murder & The Monkey Band
Murder at the Cooking School
The Death Card
Murder in Calico Gold
Murder and Brandy Boy
Murder in the Pearl District
Murder in Cottage #6
Marriage and Murder
White Cloud Retreat
Murder at Jade Cove
Kelly's Koffee Shop
Coyote in Provence
Blue Coyote Motel

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Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Featured Book: Stunner

A nationwide tour. A popstar in the crosshairs. Touring with the band just got deadly.

After battling breast cancer, island pop singer and single mom Ava thought she could handle anything her concert tour threw her way. But when tragedy strikes her album launch party, she realizes she may have underestimated the price she’ll have to pay for fame. And the cost skyrockets when someone attempts to murder her headlining act.

Still shaken by the alarming attack, Ava has little time to process the traumatic event before she’s caught up in a scandal worthy of the tabloids. Someone in her staff is leaking secrets to the paparazzi, and the fallout is wreaking havoc on her love life. When a second pop singer is targeted, Ava doubles down on her search for clues. But with music careers and multi-million-dollar contracts on the line, she could pack a stadium with potential suspects.

Knowing her future hinges on staying in the spotlight, Ava must track down the murderous stalker before the final curtain drops.

Stunner is the second book in Ava’s trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You series of romantic mysteries. If you like sexy pop stars, backstage scandals, and edge-of-your-seat mysteries, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series.

Author: Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Author Genre: Mystery, Romance, Humor And Comedy, Non-fiction

Author's Blog: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Website: Pamela Fagan Hutchins - Holding Nothing Back
Twitter: @PamelotH
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Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
Pamela writes overly long e-mails and the What Doesn't Kill You romantic mysteries from deep in the heart of Nowheresville, TX and way up in the frozen north of Snowheresville, WY. Pamela is passionate about hiking with her hunky husband and pack of rescue dogs (and an occasional goat and donkey), riding her gigantic horses, experimenting with her Keurig, and traveling in the Bookmobile.

Pamela's mysteries have won a lot of awards, from the 2017 Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery WINNER (Fighting for Anna) to the 2016 and 2015 WINNERS for USA Best Books Fiction: Cross Genre (Hell to Pay, Heaven to Betsy). With downloads of nearly 2,000,000 for the What Doesn't Kill You series, readers seem to enjoy her smart, sassy female sleuths.

Author's Book List
Fighting For Anna
Hell to Pay
Earth to Emily
Heaven to Betsy
Going for Kona
Finding Harmony
What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, and How Can I Be One, Too?
Leaving Annalise
Saving Grace
Hot Flashes And Half Ironmans
The Clark Kent Chronicles
How To Screw Up Your Kids

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D.E. Ireland
Featured Book: With a Little Bit of Blood

In the fourth book from the Agatha Award nominated writing team of D.E. Ireland, famous literary characters Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins find they may have brought trouble with them when they attend a country house party in With A Little Bit of Blood.

Eliza is not happy when Higgins buys a snazzy roadster. Her misgivings prove correct when he becomes injured in a motor car crash. Forced to play nursemaid, Eliza is thrilled to accept an invitation to a house party from Lord Ashmore and his bride, the former Clara Eynsford-Hill. But upon their arrival at Banfield Manor, Eliza is dismayed to see her sweetheart Freddy arm in arm with a beautiful actress. Higgins is shocked to learn the woman who once stalked him is also attending the party. Things grow even worse when spiritualist Madame Evangeline arrives and warns of impending danger. Her prediction comes true when someone is killed during the following day's shoot in the forest.

Higgins and Eliza suspect it wasn't an accident, but murder. Every guest hides a dark secret that involved the dead man. But who hated him more? The French aviator, the American cinema actress, a lady novelist, the Austrian count, or a knighted explorer of the Amazon? Madame Evangeline's séance may reveal what is really going on. But her cryptic words deepen the mystery, especially after another guest turns up dead.

Who is behind these murders? And has Higgins himself been targeted? As the day of the fox hunt begins, it seems likely that more than the fox will die. Before that happens, Eliza and the Professor must discover who may have a little bit of blood on their hands.

Author: D.E. Ireland

Author Genre: Historical Mysteries, Humor And Comedy, Mystery

Author's Blog: D.E. Ireland Blog
Website: Welcome to D.E. Ireland
Twitter: @DEIrelandAuthor
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
D.E. Ireland is the pseudonym of award-winning authors and Anglophiles Meg Mims and Sharon Pisacreta - collaborating on the Eliza Higgins and Henry Higgins cozy mystery series for St. Martin's Minotaur. Book 1, WOULDN'T IT BE DEADLY, was nominated for an AGATHA AWARD. MOVE YOUR BLOOMING CORPSE is the second book of the series.

Both Meg and Sharon live in Michigan and are big fans of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, Sherlock Holmes, classic and contemporary cozy mysteries. They prefer reading and visiting tea rooms to housework.

Meg Mims

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

Website: Meg Mims
Author's Blog: Meg Mims
Blog: D.E. Ireland Facebook
Twitter: @megmims
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Amazon Author Profile

Author Description:
Award-winning mystery author Meg Mims -- also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland for the Agatha-nominated Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery series from Minotaur Books -- lives in Southeastern Michigan with her husband and a sweet Malti-poo. She loves writing novels, novellas and short stories, both contemporary and historical. Meg also earned a Spur Award for Best First Novel, a Laramie Award and an M.A. from Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction program.

She's loved reading mystery, western, historical, romance and other genre fiction since first grade's adventures of Spot, Dick and Jane. She has published hundreds of freelance articles. Meg enjoys gardening, crafts, watercolor painting, with housework last.

Sharon Pisacreta

Author Genre: Mystery

Website: Sharon Pisacreta
Author's Blog: Lake Effect Living
Twitter: @Spisacreta
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Author Description:
Sharon Pisacreta is an award-winning author who lives along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. She declared herself a writer at age nine and hasn't looked back since. Published in romance, mystery, fantasy and nonfiction, Sharon is a former archaeologist who loves to read and write about history. Her work appears under the names Sharon Pisacreta, Cynthia Kirk and - most recently - D.E. Ireland. She has teamed up with friend and fellow author Meg Mims to write a mystery series as Ireland for St. Martin's Press starring Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. WOULDN'T IT BE DEADLY is the first book in the series with a release date of Sept. 2014.

Author's Book List
With a Little Bit of Blood
Get Me To The Grave On Time
Move Your Blooming Corpse
Wouldn't It Be Deadly

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Lizzy Stevens
Featured Book: Karma is a Bitch

Karmas are immortals that kept the not so good people in line. They lived by the motto “Do bad things bad things will happen.” Tessa Waters was one of the best Karmas of the Karma realm. However, she wasn’t the fastest. She would watch over the realms, Earth, being her main realm. When she saw somebody not behaving she would send down a Karma punishment on that person. They were always funny and made the other Karmas laugh but she wasn’t fast enough. The head Karma thought it would help Tessa if instead of watching from a far she went down to Earth and passed out the punishments up close. Maybe that would make her faster. She could not return until she hit 100 Karmas. Tessa thought that would be no problem. Until the trickster of all tricksters, Loki, got in her way. How was she supposed to pass out Karmas if Loki was right in the way playing pranks on everyone? Now Tessa had to deal with the trouble makers and Loki. How was she supposed to hit her goal of 100 and make it back home?

Author: Lizzy Stevens

Author Genre: Paranormal, Romance and Woman's fiction

Author's Blog: Lizzy Stevens Blog
Website: Lizzy Stevens
Twitter: @LizzyStevens123

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Author Description:
Lizzy Stevens is an Amazon International Best Selling Author. She writes paranormal/ romance and woman's fiction. She's a wife & mother of 2 boys.

Lizzy has been writing most of her life but got her first official contract in 2008. 2013 was an exciting year for her. She became an International Best Selling author on Amazon.

Author's Book List
Karma Is A Bitch
Lucinda's Story
The Road Less Travelled
Don't Make A Wish
I Think God Is Mad At Me
Deadly Secrets: The Lies
Deadly Secrets: The Lesson
Winter Romance
Hanna's Secret
An Unexpected Love
Blackbeard's Treasure
A Lost Memory
Midnight Falls: The Beginning
Rachel's Legacy
Caleb's Whole World

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Mike Wells
Featured Book: Phoenix Rising

In Lust, Money & Murder Book 12, “Phoenix Rising,” Elaine Brogan’s undercover operation to arrest Spyro Leandrou goes from bad to worse. Nick’s attempt to extract Dmitry from the Santorini Island jail has not gone as planned, and the two end up stranded on a small boat in the Aegean Sea, along with Costa, Spyro’s right-hand man. Back on Santorini, Kathy Brogan finds herself in serious trouble with her husband, who is becoming suspicious about his string of “bad luck.” Meanwhile, Luna is chasing down the elusive Lonnie Hendrix, the only person left on earth who can testify that Spyro killed Elaine’s father. Can Elaine pull it all together before Spyro figures out who she really is?

Author: Mike Wells

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Young Adult, Romance

Author's Blog: Mike Wells Books
Website: Mike Wells Books
Twitter: @MikeWellsAuthor
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over 20 "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and teaches part-time in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.

Author's Book List
Phoenix Rising
Forbidden, Book 4
Forbidden, Book 3
Forbidden, Book 2
Forbidden, Book 1
The Drive-By Wife, Books 1, 2 & 3
Passion, Power & Sin - Book 5
Passion, Power & Sin - Book 4
Passion, Power & Sin - Book 3
Passion, Power & Sin - Book 2
Passion, Power & Sin - Book 1
Black Widow
Escape from Sudan
Blood Diamonds
Off the Grid
The Extraction
On Russian Soil
Cattoretti's Return
Lust, Money & Murder - Book 3
Lust, Money & Murder - Book 2
Lust, Money & Murder - Book 1
The Wrong Side of the Tracks - Book 1
The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer - Book 1 & 2
Secrets of the Elusive Lover - Book 1 & 2
Baby Talk - Books 1 & 2
Wild Child, Book 3
Wild Child, Book 2 - Lilith
Wild Child, Book 1

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Leslie Wolfe
Featured Book: Taker of Lives


How can you outrun a killer you won’t see coming?

They are the most violent, blood-thirsty, and vicious of criminals. While hunting for them, FBI profilers call these monsters UNSUBS, short for unknown subjects of ongoing investigations. At any given time, in the United States there are more than fifty serial killers at large, preying on vulnerable, unsuspecting victims.

Until yesterday, no one knew Florida had another serial killer on the loose. Special Agent Tess Winnett calls this particularly elusive one the Taker of Lives.

The crimes: bewildering

After a well-known model commits suicide, Tess refuses to accept the findings and pushes for an investigation into the reasons behind the beautiful young woman’s decision to end her life. What she finds surpasses her wildest fears.

The evidence: disturbing

Each new crime scene brings more questions than answers. While secrets are revealed, even those meant to be kept forever in the dark, Tess can draw only one conclusion: she’s not the one in charge; the Taker of Lives controls the game, the players, even the course of the investigation.

The race: intense

With little information and even less evidence, Tess must connect the dots of a deadly scenario with a large number of potential victims. If she fails, another beautiful, young girl will die tonight, and the blood will be on her hands.

The Taker of Lives might be closer than you think. Who’s watching you sleep tonight?

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Author Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Fiction

Author's Blog: Leslie Wolfe Contact Link
Website: Leslie Wolfe
Twitter: @WolfeNovels
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Author Description:
Leslie Wolfe is a bestselling author whose novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense, backed up by extensive background research in technology and psychology.

Leslie released the first novel, Executive, in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s most notable works, The Watson Girl (2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of a serial killer and a rarely seen first person account of his actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.

Leslie enjoys engaging with readers every day and would love to hear from you.

Author's Book List
Taker of Lives
Las Vegas Girl
Stories Untold
Glimpse of Death
The Watson Girl
Dawn Girl
Operation Sunset
The Ghost Pattern
The Backup Asset
Devil's Move

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Shelley Young
Featured Book: All Men Are Gods

A black-ops operative goes inside an insane asylum to commit murder. But the asylum is hiding secrets, along with a child that very well may not be human. Moments after stepping foot through Delta Hospital’s doors, trained assassin, Michael Manus, quickly become suspicious. Has he been set up? Was it intended for him to leave the asylum alive? Or is Michael simply becoming paranoid? One thing is certain. In the end, more than his life will be at stake. An explosive short story Sci-Fi Thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Author: Shelley Young

Author Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Historical, Mainstream, Erotica

Website: Shelley Young - Amazon International Bestselling Author
Twitter: @dardiandreshaj
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Author Description:
I’m passionate about storytelling. I wake, dream and live on new book ideas. I believe coffee is a food and a must, especially in the morning, and the first time I bought a Kindle I was convinced I lost my mind, because I love the smell of a printed book.

I’m not only an avid reader; I’m a bestselling author of twelve novels with more to come. I love writing about bad men and strong women as much as I like including romance between characters, because all women know there’s nothing like love. I have two book series and a historical stand-alone that readers can’t seem to get enough of. I enjoy writing because it’s who I am. If by chance you want to know more about me, you can check out my website

*Dardian Dreshaj has lived twelve years solely during the night. A handsome, Albanian immigrant who loves as passionately as he kills, he is the highest paid contract killer in America.

*Bad doctor, good nurse is a lethal combination. For Dr. Andreus Tell, who has a temperament as dark as his well-kept secret, it's no wonder women are falling head-over-heels dead in the small town of Plain Dealing where he lives. Is he a murderer? Is his persuasive mannerism potent enough to fool everyone around him?

*Ericka Martin can 'see' the past, present and future, but unfortunately for her, her gift sometimes doesn't allow her to 'see' until it's too late. After listening to her inner voice, she arrives in Blue Trees Mountain only to discover the secret the government has kept from the public. Aliens are real, and those living amongst us has a deadly agenda. Although Ericka has seen the future, she must find a way to live long enough to lead a rag-tag army to victory. But how can she when the aliens that have invaded has listed her as priority number one when they discover she has seen the secret that could free humanity from domination?

Author's Book List
All Men Are Gods
Dominants and Mortals
The Forbidden Lily
Plain Dealing
Dali's Fantasy
Dali's Ultimatum
Possessing Dali
Dali's Secret
The Blood Trail
The Blood Tie
The Blood Feud

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Jinx Schwartz

Author: Jinx Schwartz

Author: Jinx Schwartz
Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Young Adult/tweens, Historical/Western, Humor, Chicklit

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Jinx Schwartz is the author of twelve books, including nine in the award-winning Hetta Coffey series. Hetta is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she's not afraid to use it!

A ninth-generation Texan, Jinx has lived and worked all over the globe, and much like the protagonist in her Hetta Coffey mystery series, she's a woman with a yacht and not afraid to use it.

Title: Just Add Water

Author: Jinx Schwartz

Winner: International EPPIE Award for Best Mystery.

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht and and she's not afraid to use it.

She's a globe-trotting civil engineer with swath of failed multi-national affairs in her jet stream.

Plying the San Francisco waterfront, trolling for triceps, her attention is snagged by a parade of passing yachts--especially their predominantly male skippers--and experiences a champagne-induced epiphany: If she had a boat, she could get a man.

In spite of a spectacular ignorance of all things nautical, Hetta buys her dream boat, but shadowy stalker, an inconvenient body, and Hetta's own self-destructive foibles, give a whole new meaning to the phrase "sink or swim!"

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Title: Just Add Salt

Author: Jinx Schwartz

Hetta Coffey is a woman with a yacht, and she's not afraid to use it!

Hetta, a globe-trotting engineer with attitude, a penchant for trouble, and a yacht, is back, and this time she s steering us into hot Mexican waters.

Miffed that vacation plans with her chronically absent boyfriend Jenks Jenkins have gone awry, she accepts a job in Baja. So what if she and her friend Jan are spectacularly unqualified to take her yacht on a thousand mile cruise in the eastern Pacific Ocean in the middle of hurricane season? Hiring a handsome, if somewhat fishy captain for the trip might keep them off the rocks, but probably won t do the same for her future with Jenks. Meanwhile, a little eye candy on board can t be all bad.

Hetta s unmanageable independence impels her to tackle the very profitable, if environmentally and politically incorrect project south of the border. True to form, her irreverent nature and disregard for danger soon swamps her in a sea of inconvenient bodies, illegal aliens, a pesky whale, and a menacing Mexican machinator. And without her usual arsenal of firepower.

Set sail for Baja Mexico s Magdalena Bay as Hetta Coffey leads us once more into a morass of intrigue that will keep you laughing, breathless, and wanting more.

To quote Lord Byron, Hetta would "much rather sink beneath the shock than moulder piecemeal on the rock."

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Title: Just Add Trouble

Author: Jinx Schwartz

Hetta Coffey is a woman with a yacht and she's not afraid to use it.

A globe-trotting engineer with adventure in her soul, Hetta is determined to solidify her relationship with her long-distance boyfriend, Jenks jenkins. What better place for a romantic interlude than aboard a yacht in Mexico's hauntingly beautiful and solitary Sea of Cortez?

But where Hetta goes, trouble follows, and chaos is sure to ensue. After a run-in with a couple of sea serpents that threaten to rock the boat, she nevertheless decides to take on a project in the port city of Guaymas. After all, Jenks is headed back to Kuwait, so why not cash in on the best of both worlds by making some dough while living aboard her boat in Mexico?

Once again Hetta's indomitablespirit, stubborn independence and penchant for deceit will keep the reader in stitches as she launches herself and her best friend, Jan, into a sea of trouble. A pesky parrot, a drunken aunt, and a shadowy figure who is handsome in a "criminal sort of way" lead to murder, mayhem, kidnapping, and run-ins with several federal agencies on both sides of the border.

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Title: Just Deserts

Author: Jinx Schwartz

Hetta Coffey is a woman with a yacht, and she's not afraid to use it. As a self employed engineering consultant with a penchant of oddball-read: shady- projects, she has a way of attracting trouble.

With her floating home drydocked for repairs in Mexico, Hetta needs a place to live and a job to pay the boatyard. Landing a project at a mining operation not far from her boat, Hetta finds herself on the tumultuous Arizona/Mexico border, where all hell is breaking loose even before she gets there.

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Title: Just The Pits

Author: Jinx Schwartz

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she's not afraid to use it!

As a self-employed engineering consultant with a penchant for oddball—read: shady—projects, Hetta Coffey has a history of inviting trouble. But now that she's been hired for a legitimate mining project in Mexico's Baja, it looks like smooth sailing ahead...until she discovers that people and pesos are disappearing faster than you can say, "This job is the pits!" And Hetta Coffey as sleuth? Goodness knows she's nosy enough, but her detective skills leave a lot to be desired. Luckily for her she gets help from her best friend, Jan, and a mysterious Velveeta thief.

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Title: Just Needs Killin'

Author: Jinx Schwartz

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht and she's not afraid to use it!

After several months of cruising Mexico's hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez, Hetta's in Puerto Escondido, a place once described by author John Steinbeck as "a magic harbor." Anchored out, swaying on the hook at the whim of breeze and tide, surrounded by magnificent views and turquoise water can be magical. Stuck at anchor alone? Not so much.

So when her best friend, Jan, gets them an invite to a party at a nearby luxury resort hosted by a Japanese businessman—all expenses paid—Hetta figures, why not? Why turn down an evening of free food and booze? And besides, what could possibly go wrong?

With Hetta involved? Plenty.

Not only are she and Jan soon up to their necks in hot sake, a succession of unsavory intruders sends Hetta scurrying for a safe harbor, but not before she reaches the conclusion that some folks just need killin'.

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Title: Just Different Devils

Author: Jinx Schwartz

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she's not afraid to use it—most of the time. She's an intrepid cruiser, but wild rumors of marauding gangs of flesh-shredding giant Humboldt squid on a rampage in the Sea of Cortez could keep even Hetta tied to an expensive dock. However, when the opportunity for an intriguing and highly lucrative charter arises she talks her best friend, Jan, into signing on for a mysterious cruise. Damn the calamari! Full bank account ahead!

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Author: Jinx Schwartz

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she’s not afraid to use it!

She’s living aboard her forty-five foot boat in Mexico’s spectacular Sea of Cortez, taking work where she can get it, and, characteristically, she isn’t all that concerned about any pesky legalities involved.

Docked at a pricey marina in La Paz, her cruising kitty is taking a hit, so when she’s offered a dream job, she jumps on it. All she has to do is act as a courier, babysitting equipment and sensitive documentation for her former employer to their new offices in France.

Not only does she get to revisit a country she once lived in and loved, she’ll meet with her significant other, Jenks Jenkins, in Paris. Oh là là! An easy job and a romantic vacation, all paid for; what could possibly go wrong?

With Hetta? Just about everything.

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Title: Just Follow The Money

Author: Jinx Schwartz

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she’s not afraid to use it!

She’s been visiting France for a couple of months, barging on the Canal du Midi with her boyfriend, Jenks Jenkins, hitting the hot spots in the South of France, eating great food, drinking fine wine, and foiling a terrorist plot: all the usual stuff.

Now, she’s ready to leave for Mexico and back to her yacht in the Sea of Cortez, but not so fast. At the last minute she’s offered a mysterious and lucrative assignment by persons unknown, and jumps at it. After all, Jenks is back at work in Dubai, so why not stay in France a little longer and make some bucks, to boot? Never mind that she doesn’t know where she’ll be working, or for whom.

Ending up aboard a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean—with a surprising crew—she quickly finds herself embroiled in a kidnapping, and up to her neck in bad guys; the problem is, just who are the good guys?

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