Monday, October 3, 2016

HBS Author’s Spotlight – Class of September 2016

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.

Thanks to the following outstanding authors for a great month. Here is a summary of our September 2016 crew.

Regina Puckett

Author Genre: Romance, Children's Books, Horror

Author's Blog: Regina Puckett's Books
Website: Regina Puckett's Books
Twitter: @ReginaPucket
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Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
Regina Puckett is a 2014 Readers' Favorite Award winning author for her sweet romance, Concealed in My Heart. Her steampunk book, I Will Breathe, and her children's picture book, Borrowed Wings, both received the Children's Literary Classic Seal of Approval. “I Will Breathe” was selected as a Science Fiction Finalist in the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards. Her boxed set, A TOUCH OF PASSION, is the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Awards.

Memories, won first place in the 1st WSBR International Poetry Contest, and her collection of poetry, Fireflies, won the 2013 Turning Pages Poetry Book of the Year.

Regina Puckett has been writing for over forty-eight years, and lives in Tennessee with her husband of over forty years. She has two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

She writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, steampunk, picture books and poetry. There are always several projects in various stages of completion and characters and stories waiting in the wings for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.

Interview Excerpt

Next: I’m working on the next two books in my new steampunk series, The Men of Forbidden, and writing short stories for my next horror book, Short Tales of Horror Part III.

Social media: I jumped onto Twitter without the vaguest notion about what I was doing. Somehow by accident and pure dumb luck, I made several friends from all over the world and my love affair with Twitter took off. Since I write several different genres, I don’t really have a ‘niche’ on social media.

Personal appearances: My readers can keep up with all of my plans for book signings and new releases by following me on Facebook.

Covers: I pick all of the photos for my book covers. It’s my drug of choice. I love a new cover. Sometimes I think I write just so I can create a new one. I’m not only a writer but an avid reader so I know how important a book cover is. They’re the first thing I look at and will only read the synopsis if it attracts my interest. It doesn’t matter how well written or edited a book is, if you lose the reader before they open to the first page.

Audio books: We live during a time where so many people are too busy to read but do enjoy listening to audiobooks as they exercise, drive to work or are jammed shoulder to shoulder with strangers on airplanes. Audiobooks are just another way to market my stories. You have readers who prefer print over ebooks, and those who had rather listen than read.

Short stories: I started writing short stories as a way of introducing myself to readers who might not want to invest more of their time or money getting acquainted with me. The funny thing is though, now I prefer writing novellas.

Author bundles: I was asked to join the other authors in this collection. It seemed like a good way of connecting with new readers. Concealed in My Heart is the first romance novel in my The Warren Family series. Since including it in A Touch of Passion, sales for the other four novels have increased.

Author's Book List
A Man Called Rat
Hell Bound
Pure Hell
An Ill Wind
Into Forbidden
I Will Breathe
Love is a Promise Kept
Love's Great Plan
What the Heart Knows
Concealed in my Heart
Songs that I Whisper

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Tom Swyers

Author Genre: Fiction, Literary Humor, Psychological, Humor & Satire

Website: Tom Swyers Author
Twitter: @TomSwyers
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Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
Award-winning author Tom Swyers first had an audience on the edge of their seat (and the girls giggling) when his play, "The Great Train Robbery," made its debut in the seventh grade.

After high school, he worked his way through some of the best colleges in the country. Employed in a variety of jobs ranging from a late-night convenience store clerk to a fine jewelry salesperson, Tom eventually graduated from college and then worked his way through law school in the caverns of Wall Street.

Since then, he's studied at the New York State Summer Writer's Institute at Skidmore College. He's also a member of both the Authors Guild and the Hudson Valley Writers Guild.

Along the way, he married his high school sweetheart and raised a family. With that came baseball, but that's another story ("Saving Babe Ruth"). Tom is also an award-winning youth sports advocate.

When he isn't writing or reading, Tom is usually running (literally) away from trouble on the back roads of Upstate, New York where he lives with his family and two cats (really two dogs working undercover).

Interview Excerpt

Next: I hope to have The Killdeer Connection out by the end of 2016. I’m really excited about it.

"Struggling lawyer David Thompson returns from Saving Babe Ruth and is in a race to save himself and his family…

Social media: I enjoy Twitter and it helps me connect with folks. I’ve met a lot of people through social media like Facebook and I think its essential part of an author’s “platform.” I’m not sure how much it’s carried over to my writing success, but I enjoy it.

Personal appearances: I have recently spoken at Albany Institute of History and Art, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and Binghamton University. I don’t have anything planned currently because I’m spending so much time working to get The Killdeer Connection published.

The best way to keep up with me is to join my readers group at this link:

YouTube clip for Saving Babe Ruth:

Support groups: I belong to a few writers groups on Facebook. We help each other with the marketing aspect mostly. That aspect of the business is ever changing. What worked a few months ago might not be working well today. Things change that fast and you have to try and keep up. In order to be a “successful” author today, I think you have to both be a good writer and a good marketer. Depending how you define success, marketing might be a more important skill than your skill as a writer.

Blog: The primary goal of my blog is to connect with readers by sharing information that might be of interest.

When I’m intensely involved with writing a book, my presence on social media and on my blog slip. There’s never enough time in the day to do all that you supposed to do. If I did all that I was supposed to do on social media and my blog, there would be no time to write novels.

Reviews: I sought professional reviews for Saving Babe Ruth and received them. They were universally positive. The book won two Benjamin Franklin Book Awards last year in addition to other awards.

My reading audience has been more than generous in providing reviews. I encourage and appreciate feedback. More than anything, I appreciate their support because I’m nothing as a writer without the generosity of readers. I’d gladly give up all the awards and professional reviews to connect with more readers.

Author's Book List
Saving Babe Ruth

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Vered Ehsani
Featured Book: A Spider Comes Calling

Life after death just got deadlier. Mrs. Beatrice Timmons (aka Miss Knight) is thoroughly unimpressed by the troop of monkeys that have invaded her kitchen. Of course, that’s only the beginning of the influx of undesirable critters. When a giant spider appears in the garden, Mrs. Timmons knows there’s trouble brewing and it’s not served with tea. A choice must be made: agree to an unholy alliance or endanger an unborn child? To confound matters further, her husband disapproves of the whole venture. And that’s before Mrs. Timmons vanishes into the Underworld to pay an unsolicited visit to the God of Death. While it’s all for a good cause, the consequences could be dire.

A Spider Comes Calling is the sixth case in “Society for Paranormals”, where African myth meets Victorian manners. If you adore “Pride & Prejudice”, appreciate British humor, enjoy paranormal mysteries, or would love to experience adventure in colonial Africa, start your supernatural safari now.

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Thrillers

Author's Blog: Vered Ehsani
Website: Me & My World
Twitter: @VeredEhsani
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Author Description:
I’ve been a writer since I could hold pen to paper, which is a lot longer than I care to admit. As in: since I was seven. Yes, that long ago.

My first story was about a naughty unicorn. I wrote it out by hand (this was way before the computer got personal) and illustrated every page with candy-coloured pencil crayons. It was the first and last time I did my own cover art.

I always hesitate when people ask me where I’m from. There’s no one-word answer to that. Born in South Africa and raised in Canada, I’ve lived in Kenya since mid-2000 with my husband, our two children and an assortment of animals with varying degrees of wildness.

When I’m not writing, running a radio show or daydreaming about African ghosts and myths, I pretend to work as an environmental consultant. Don’t you just hate it when work gets in the way?!

Author's Book List
A Spider Comes Calling
Revenge of the Mantis
The Automaton's Wife
Ghosts of Tsavo
Dragon's War
Dragon's Mind
Fatal Secrets
Lethal Takeout
Where Shadows Dance
Diary of a Part Time Ghost

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Christoph Fischer
Featured Book: Ludwika

It’s World War II and Ludwika Gierz, a young Polish woman, is forced to leave her family and go to Nazi Germany to work for an SS officer. There, she must walk a tightrope, learning to live as a second-class citizen in a world where one wrong word could spell disaster and every day could be her last. Based on real events, this is a story of hope amid despair, of love amid loss . . . ultimately, it’s one woman’s story of survival.

Author Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction

Author's Blog: Christoph Fischer
Website: Christoph Fischer Books
Twitter: @CFFBooks
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Author Description:
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small town in West Wales. He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.

Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; 'Sebastian' in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. "Time To Let Go" , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. His medical thriller "The Healer" was released in January 2015 and his latest historical novel “In Search of a Revolution” in March 2015.

He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

Author's Book List
The Gamblers
The Luck of the Weissensteiners

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Carolyn Arnold
Featured Book: IN THE LINE OF DUTY

He devoted his life to seeking justice. But would she get any for him?

It was an ordinary day for police officer Barry Weir. It was the end of shift, he was tired, and he just wanted to get home to his wife and kids. But someone had other plans for him, shooting him down and forcing him to make the ultimate sacrifice.

When news of Weir’s murder reaches the precinct, it leaves Detective Madison Knight and every cop in the Stiles PD itching for revenge. It cuts Madison’s boyfriend, colleague, and Weir’s childhood friend, Troy Matthews, deepest of all, driving him away from everyone he loves just when they need one another the most.

With evidence pointing to a gang-related drive-by, Madison and her team investigate the town’s seedy underbelly in search of justice for their fallen brother. But the deeper they dig, the more convoluted the case becomes. Now they need to figure out if this was a random shooting as part of a gang initiation, a straight-up hate crime, or a targeted kill. But with members of the Stiles PD under attack, they have to do it fast…before more officers pay with their lives.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

Author's Blog: Carolyn Arnold Newsletter
Website: Carolyn Arnold
Twitter: @Carolyn_Arnold
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Author Description:
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series--Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures--and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

Author's Book List
Skiing is Murder
Coffee is Murder
Valentine's Day is Murder
Christmas is Murder
Shopping is Murder
Family is Murder
Politics is Murder
Money is Murder
Vacation is Murder
The Day Job is Murder
Blue Baby
The Defenseless
Silent Graves
City of Gold
Deadly Impulse
Just Cause
Found Innocent
Life Sentence
Ties That Bind
Assassination of a Dignitary

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Teresa Burrell
Featured Book: The Advocate's Homicides

Attorney Sabre O. Brown is called upon to defend an abused fourteen-year-old boy of murder after a body is discovered in a shallow grave with the word GOOF scrawled across his forehead.

Years later when more bodies are unearthed baring the same GOOF signature, two more abused juveniles are accused of the gruesome slayings. In order to convince a jury of her client's innocence, Sabre must either find a copycat killer; prove the murderer was a trusted friend of the three boys; or realize her worst fear—that her teenage clients carried out their own brand of vigilante justice to the men who abused them.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Thriller, Suspense

Author's Blog: Teresa Burrell
Website: Teresa Burrell
Twitter: @teresaburrell
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Author Description:
Teresa Burrell has dedicated her life to helping children and their families in both the courtroom and the classroom.

As an attorney in San Diego, Burrell maintained a private law practice for twelve years, which specialized in domestic, criminal, and civil cases. Her work in juvenile court focused on representing abused minors and juvenile delinquents. Burrell has received several awards and special recognition from the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers for her countless hours of pro bono work with children and their families.

Burrell has also enjoyed a satisfying career as a teacher. She has taught children of all ages with diverse backgrounds and special needs. After creating an after-school program that kept kids off the street, she received a community service award.

Now in semi-retirement in California, Burrell continues to educate groups about social issues impacting children and write novels, many of which are inspired by actual legal cases. She is the author of The Advocate Series which now contains eight novels: The Advocate, The Advocate's Betrayal, The Advocate's Conviction, The Advocate's Dilemma, The Advocate's Ex Parte, The Advocate's Felony, The Advocate's Geocache, and most recently, The Advocate's Homicides.

Burrell also has two children's books that are fun for the whole family--Gaspar, the Flatulating Ghost, and Gaspar Meets a Bully.

Author's Book List
The Advocate's Homicides
The Advocate's Geocache
Gaspar, the Flatulating Ghost
The Advocate's Felony
The Advocate's Ex Parte
The Advocate's Dilemma
The Advocate's Conviction
The Advocate's Betrayal
The Advocate

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Dianne Harman
Featured Book: Murder on the East Coast

Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, and her husband, Sheriff Mike, fly to Virginia to see a friend, Stephanie, receive her doctorate degree. What Kelly didn't plan on was becoming involved in trying to solve the murder of Stephanie's friend, Julie. The mystery of who killed Julie leads Kelly to Boston, Massachusetts, York, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, as she tries to track down and identify the killer.

Was the ten million dollars Julie's mother gave her as a graduation present the reason she was murdered? And just who would profit from her murder? The quirky cast of suspects includes Julie's soon-to-be ex-husband, her worthless brother, a jealous co-worker, and the daughter she'd given up for adoption just after she graduated from high school, but with whom she'd recently been reunited.

Julie's mother is the multimillionaire owner of a huge insurance company and convinces Kelly to try and help find her daughter's killer. She has stage four pancreatic cancer, and her doctors don't give her much time to live. Can Kelly find the killer before Julie"s mother dies of cancer?

Author Genre: Romance and Literary Fiction

Author's Blog: Dianne Harman Author
Website: Dianne Harman Author
Twitter: @DianneDHarman
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Author Description:
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 yoga and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking and playing with her new puppy, Kelly.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. She is the author of three cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, and her newest, High Desert. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. She is also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.

A number of books in her cozy mystery series have been designated by Amazon as All-Stars because of their sales, and Dianne has been named by Amazon seven times as one of their most popular authors.

She invites you to visit her web site at: and sign up for her newletters. You'll receive a free book and have a weekly chance to win an autographed boxed set of the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series.

Author's Book List
Murder on the East Coast
Murder at the Big T Lodge
Murdered by Country Music
Murdered by Words
Trouble at the Kennel
The Blue Butterfly
Murder in Cuba
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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J.A. Jance
Featured Book: Downfall

Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady returns in this outstanding new mystery set in the beautiful desert country of the Southwest.

With a baby on the way, sudden deaths in the family from which to recover, a re-election campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal.

Two women have fallen to their deaths from a small nearby peak, referred to by Bisbee locals as Geronimo. What’s the connection between these two women? Is this a case of murder/suicide or is it a double homicide? And if someone else is responsible, is it possible that the perpetrator may, even now, be on the hunt for another victim?

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Author's Blog: J.A. Jance - NYT Bestselling Author
Website: J.A. Jance
Twitter: @JAJance
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Author Description:
J.A. Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series; the J. P. Beaumont series; three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family; and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

Author's Book List
No Honor Among Thieves
Cold Betrayal
A Last Goodbye
Remains of Innocence
The Old Blue Line
Moving Target
Second Watch
After the Fire
Judgment Call
Deadly Stakes
Left for Dead
Exit Wounds
Breach of Duty
Birds of Prey
Edge of Evil
Paradise Lost
Betrayal of Trust
Fatal Error
Payment in Kind
Minor in Possession
A More Perfect Union
Improbable Cause
Dismissed with Prejudice
Justice Denied

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Mark Pannebecker
Featured Book: Fraternity of Fractures

Phoenix and Justin Sunder are master cat burglars and best friends until Dylan Panicosky enters their circle of hedonism and crime. Set in the blighted city of St. Louis in the '80s, Fraternity of Fractures is a love triangle played out in an urban setting full of nocturnal decadence and danger, with all the players fractured in their own way.

Author Genre: Crime

Website: Mark Pannebecker
Twitter: @markpannebecker
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Amazon Author Profile

Author Description:
Mark Pannebecker started falling asleep just over ten years ago when he lost his desire to write. Thinking it was just a nap, a writer’s block, he closed his eyes. But attempts to awaken and force himself out of his writer’s block failed. Months rolled into years where Mark wrote nothing yet still called himself a writer. The years languished over him as he slowly lost his dharma. And so he slept, without a life purpose, following the dreams of others. Until an insignificant event occurred that awoke him. He lost a job that held great promise (one of many). After all the yoga and kirtans and meditation and breath-work and chi gong and getting in touch with his feminine and chanting and searching the metaphysical for answers and the soul searching and the soul expansion and the embrace of the Goddesses, the Buddha, the Hindu gods, it was this seemingly insignificant event that lifted the veil. And just like that, Mark’s muse returned carrying his dharma.

Mark had never tried to get published in the past for he loved the process of creating and was happy riding his motorcycle, traveling, living, loving, and writing. But it is time now to put the body of his work out there and pick up where he left off. He is proud of his past work that he offers now and hopes you enjoy it. Mark is in the process of preparing and writing new work, alive and fresh from a long slumber.

Mark Pannebecker is an author of fiction. He started out as a filmmaker but soon fell in love with the creative writing process and began to shift his focus from producing and directing films to writing screenplays. He wrote in whichever genre held the narrative best. He’s written screenplays, stage plays, novels, novellas, and has recently published a collection of poetry titled Motorcycle Boy Lives and a collection of short stories titled Godsfood. His first novel, Fraternity of Fractures, was originally written as a screenplay and was published in 2015. His second novel, Myth of Love, will be published in the latter part of 2016.

Author's Book List
Fraternity of Fractures

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P. C. Zick
Featured Book: Mountain Miracles

When Sissy Jones moves to the Smoky Mountains, she's determined to follow her dream of owning a business by opening a coffee shop, right next door to a new paper starting up at the same time. The handsome publisher, David Bellwood, and Sissy discover an irresistible attraction to one another, but first, they must deal with mothers who aren't always as they seem.

After her mother has a stroke, Sissy must take care of her, and David must find out the truth behind his Cherokee mother's disappearance when he was five. When Sissy tries to help David, he views her assistance as interference as he fights for his legacy.

As both of them seek the comfort of family they’ve never known, they struggle to forgive, allowing the attraction to turn into something more.

Author Genre: Literature & Fiction

Author's Blog: Living Lightly
Website: P. C. Zick
Twitter: @PCZick
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Author Description:
P.C. Zick describes herself as a storyteller no matter what she writes. And she writes in a variety of genres, including romance, contemporary fiction, and nonfiction. She's won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction.

The three novels in her Florida Fiction Series contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. "Florida's quirky and abundant wildlife—both human and animal—supply my fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable."

Her contemporary romances in the Behind the Love trilogy are also set in Florida. Her most recent works are set in the Smoky Mountains. All of her books are stand-alone reads, even if they appear in a series.

Her novels contain elements of romance with strong female characters, handsome heroes, and descriptive settings. She believes in living lightly upon this earth with love, laughter, and passion, and through her fiction, she imparts this philosophy in an entertaining manner with an obvious love for her characters, plot, and themes.

Author's Book List
Mountain Miracles
Love on the Wind
Misty Mountain
Behind the Curtain
Minty's Kiss
Third Base
Behind the Bar
Behind the Altar
Odyssey to Myself
A Lethal Legacy
Native Lands
Trails in the Sand
Tortoise Stew
Live from the Road

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HBS Bundles and Co-Authored Showcase

Featured Set: The Blood Series - The Dardian Dreshaj Novels

Shelley Young
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 Solomon 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? Can he be tamed? Is his persuasive mannerism potent enough to fool everyone around him?

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:
Shelley Young is an Amazon International Bestseller in crime, romance and suspense. Compared often as a mash-up of two of the best thriller and erotica authors, her thriller, suspense and mystery novels have been downloaded from Canada to Australia in eBook form. A book club favorite, each of her novels were nominated as best Indie book of 2014 in its genre. The author of the Dardian Dreshaj novels, who fans have dubbed its leading character as 'a man all men dream of being and all women want to love,' she's also a writer of mystery, as well as historical. Look for her historical series scheduled to be released in 2016 and two more crime thrillers scheduled for release in the first part of 2015.

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 Solomon 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? Can he be tamed? Is his persuasive mannerism potent enough to fool everyone around him?

If you enjoy novels of crime, investigations and a touch of heat levels four and five erotica, novels with characters you can't help falling for and cheering for them every step of the way, you'll love the writings of this author. She currently resides in So California with her family.

Title: The Blood Feud

Author: Shelley Young

Who would have thought that the death of an aging ex-mafia boss would start a war between law enforcement, the mafia and a secret criminal underworld organization known as The Association?

Homicide Detective Jesse Richards is facing the murder case of his career. With hardly any evidence, no witnesses and no identity of the murderer he’s looking for, for the first time he fears he’s been given a case that will end up in the cold files. Desperate to uncover the reason behind Vito Russo’s seemingly senseless death, he’ll stop at nothing to bring the killer he’s looking for to justice. Just when he believes the case has reached a dead end, he stumbles upon a not so lucky break. Could the ruthless killer he’s looking for be the same man who has stolen his daughter’s heart?

Aaliyah Richards is the only good thing going for Dardian Dreshaj, and he would do anything to keep her safe. Dardian has made it known from the beginning, mess with him and he might excuse it, mess with Aaliyah and all rules fly out the window. They knew what he was capable of. They knew Padukshëm was not a myth. The reason they threatened her never mattered. What does matter is after he’s finished with them, they’ll know never to do it again.

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Title: The Blood Tie

Author: Shelley Young

It’s been two years since Dardian Dreshaj has wrestled control of Harlow Industries. Now a legitimate business owner, husband and father things couldn’t get better. And they don’t. New enemies have come forward, enemies that may be Padukshëm’s equal. Leaving very little clues each time the killers strike, Dardian finds himself in a deadly game of cat and mouse. As Dardian and his men race to discover the killers’ identities he stumbles upon the true intent behind the killers’ intrigue.

Can it be that Dardian was never the killer’s primary target?

New clues left behind begin to point towards Aaliyah. Padukshëm has no choice but to awaken from his miniscule slumber. Now in full form and deadlier than ever, Padukshëm is up against time and the clock is winding down. Have the killers outsmarted him at every turn? From Los Angeles, New York, Miami and even the streets of Tiranë, Padukshëm assembles an elite crew of contract killers to make one final stand. But by this time it may already be too late. Has Dardian Dreshaj lost the one thing worth living for?

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Title: The Blood Trail

Author: Shelley Young

Nine-year-old Kayla Ahmetaj is the only grandchild of a notorious mafia boss. The day she arrives in California is the day she truly begins to run for her life. Fearful of ending up like her parents, she calls the one man her grandfather trusts. Not sure of who her enemies are, she hopes the world-class contract killer, Padukshëm, can keep her alive.

Jacqueline Spencer is an ex-army ranger living off grid. According to newspapers, she’s hung up her military uniform to become a cold-blooded murderer. Having lived with the dark secrets of her family, it’s those secrets that prompt her out of hiding. She wants nothing more than to get her hands on Kayla, because the secret that Kayla is hiding can cost many their lives.

Dardian Dreshaj thought the job would be simple. Protect three women and a child for seventy-two hours. Before he can meet his youngest client, his family and a member of his organization suddenly are missing. The frantic call from Kayla provokes the killer inside him. On the streets he’s known as the contract killer, Padukshëm. When he discovers that his new enemy will sacrifice anyone, including the police, to get their hands on Kayla all rules fly out the window. From the beginning he senses things aren’t what they seem. Little did he know that agreeing to protect a child may very well cost him his life.

The international best seller, Shelley Young, has delivered a must read thriller-suspense. Packed with fast-paced action and captivating suspense, The Blood Trail may be one of her best works yet.

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