Thursday, August 17, 2017

Featured Indie Book: Last Seen (J.L. Doucette)


Last Seen (J.L. Doucette)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Sports Romance Last Seen by J.L. Doucette.

Last Seen is a Five Star Dr. Pepper Hunt Mystery and introduces Psychologist and Police Consultant Dr. Pepper Hunt, who is struggling to deal with the murder of her husband and leaves the private practice they shared and relocates to Wyoming.

The Book has been self-published via She Writes Press and is available as eBook and Paperback - 330 pages - released in May 2017.


About the Book

What happens when a therapist who wants to bury the past treats a reporter who want to dig it up?

After her psychiatrist husband is murdered in their Cambridge office, forensic psychologist Dr. Pepper Hunt heads to rural Sweetwater County, Wyoming, to escape her flashbacks and trauma. When one of her patients, Kimi Benally, goes missing after a therapy session, Pepper is caught up in another crime.

As she follows the trail of her patients obsession, she risks becoming the next victim of the past.

Last Seen (J.L. Doucette)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Last Seen is a tantalizing psychological thriller in which J. L. Doucette masterfully weaves a chilling plot around a cast of complex, well-drawn characters led by psychologist, Dr. Pepper Hunt, a woman running from her own nightmare past. As the tiny Wyoming town searches its frigid horizons for a missing local woman, Dr. Hunt and Detective Antelope spark some warmth in an investigation all their own. A suspenseful ride that will keep you turning pages to the very end!" - Michelle Cox

- "I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the characters and thought they were well-developed in this story. I even learned some interesting facts about that part of the country. I hope to see more from J.L. Doucette." - D. Lomme

- "There’s a detective named Antelope, at least two registered sex offenders, a scoundrel in pricey ski gear, his lying mistress, and tellingly, his missing wife. At the middle of this many-sided mess is Dr. Pepper Hunt, psychologist―clear-eyed, intelligent, beautiful, brave. You’ll fall in love with Pepper and with J. L. Doucette’s subtle, immersive, beguiling tale." - Bryan Gruley

- "Author J.L. Doucette gives readers a keen sense of Wyoming winters, three-dimensional characters, and taut, descriptive writing. An enthusiastic welcome to Dr. Pepper Hunt!" - Linda Barnes


About the Author

Author J. L. Doucette
Author J. L. Doucette
J. L. Doucette clinical work as a psychologist helps her create fictional characters with depth and complexity that the reader can relate to easily.

She worked for many years in rural Wyoming where she encountered the stoic nature of people living small towns and on the Wind River Reservation.

Her debut novel, Last Seen: A Dr. Pepper Hunt Mystery, won a Finalist Award in the Next Generation Indie Awards and a Distinguished Favorite in the Independent Press Awards in 2017.





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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Indie Author Interview: A. Martin


Indie Author Interview with A. Martin - Author of the Short Story Collection After Midnight.

A. Martin is from a small aboriginal community in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. He is the author of horror novels, Ouija, and Black October. His short stories and flash-fiction have appeared in such popular publications as MicroHorror.com, TwistedTongue Magazine, AlienSkin Magazine, Flashes In The Dark Magazine, and ShortnScaryStories.com.

Interview with A. Martin

Author A. Martin
Author A. Martin
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
A. Martin: Well, my first fiction sale was way back in 2007; a flash fiction piece (usually under one thousand words) to a popular ezine back then, AlienSkin Magazine. I was my first acceptance, with any magazine. I’d accumulated a hefty rejection pile for a couple of years before working with an editor that could tell me a little more than just to quit and safe myself time and grief. We worked together every day for over a month, knocking literary knowledge into my brain like a bullet-train and eventually through trial and error, I’d gotten to learn just about everything I possibly could when it came to writing fiction and my strong points. Turns out; it’s what I always loved the most: Short stories. If it wasn’t for that vigorous learning experience, I know you and I wouldn’t be having this conversation. I owe more than I could ever give. I keep that in mind when writing my fiction.

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
There’s a good few. And by good; they’re great! Like Walter Mosley, Sidney Sheldon, Heather Graham, Jack Kecthum, Neil Gaiman, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Poe… I also watched a lot of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and loved every suspenseful minute! All of these writers are my influences; without their work, I probably wouldn’t even know if there was such readers for our kind of thing. Our horror; our suspense, our off-key imagery.

Funny enough, my favourite book of all time isn’t even what I write, or normally read. But it’s a book I read in high school and always struck a chord with me; check it out: The Journey Home by Michael J. McCarthy.

"I decided to try amusing myself with writing a fiction tale."

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
When I was seventeen. Out of boredom, being quite underprivileged in the socially popular-department… I decided to try amusing myself with writing a fiction tale. After a slow start and ten minutes into it, I found the weirdest thing taking place: I couldn’t stop. I’d get reprimanded by teachers because of it, and oddly enough, when they could and I wasn’t around, they’d read my fiction. And after class ask me what happens next and that I should finish the tale. But that’s why I suppose I couldn’t stop… I wanted to find out what happens next too!
It quickly became something I just had to do; even as a hobby—I had to do it. It was part me, and I couldn’t get away from it, after a while. I don’t even really give myself credit for the simple idea of trying out fiction writing—to me, the more I gave into writing, and the more it had me in its clutches. Call it a good thing or a curse, well… for me, it’s been both. There’s definitely sacrificing involved, but I only realize it later after the next story I’m working on ends with a period and then I can get back into the Real World.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Actually, I do. It was about a giant rabid python and my quest to get away from it before I became a human soup-bone. In the end, my father blasted its head off with a semi-automatic rifle. Heh, kids… what imaginations…

"Just get it done. And I did."

Tell us about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?
Through my twenties I’d had a strict vigorous writing routine because I was writing a lot of short stories and sending them to every fiction magazine I could find. I’d get up and be ready at my computer by eight in the morning, sharp, churn out at least two stories by eleven or twelve and take the rest of the day off until after supper, where I’d read them over. If I figured they had any chance in hell, I’d edit one of them, or both, and have them signed and sealed and delivered by next morning first thing. By email or snail-mail—rain or shine, wind or snow. Just get it done. And I did.

Please, describe your desk/workplace.
The desk I have now is a lot smaller and confined compared to my first, which I’d had through my twenties. It was one of those simple but big one-piece hunks of metal where it could sit a home computer and a couple of printers; maybe a case of beer and your CD collection on it. I loved it; easy to clean, easy to find spare room for manuscripts and five to eight cups of coffee. Lifting it out of my room… not so much…

"[The Story] has me hostage until it’s told..."

What do you find easiest about writing? What the hardest?

Monday, August 07, 2017

New Indie Book Release: AIM (L.P. Dover)


New Indie Book Release:
AIM - L.P. Dover
Romantic Suspense (278 Pages - August 2017)

AIM: A Circle of Justice is a dangerously sexy story about love, loss, and keeping those you care about safe. The Suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat.


About the Book

AIM  (L.P. Dover)
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When someone asks what I do for a living, I answer it plain and simple... I’m a hunter. I hunt the dregs of society and I’m very damn good at it.

I’m Ian Chandler, FBI agent and a member of the Circle of Justice, an organization of justice seeking vigilantes. My mission is to solve a string of ‘accidental’ hiking deaths occurring around my Wyoming town. When Grace Myers –a woman who’s been missing for days –shows up on my land, it turns out she’s the key to it all. Someone is hunting her, and I make it my duty to keep her safe.

However, the deeper I get into the case, the more dangerous it becomes; especially, now that I’ve fallen for the woman I have to protect. If hunting is the game, I won’t fail. I always hit my mark.




Thursday, August 03, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Last Seen (J.L. Doucette)


New Indie Book Release:
Last Seen - J. L. Doucette
Mystery / Thriller (330 Pages - May 2017)

Last Seen is a Dr. Pepper Hunt Mystery and introduces Psychologist and Police Consultant Dr. Pepper Hunt, who is struggling to deal with the murder of her husband and leaves the private practice they shared and relocates to Wyoming.

"[...] I couldn’t put it down wanting to find out what had happened to the missing woman, who was masterfully depicted in her work and private lives. I highly recommend this first novel and can’t wait for the author’s next story." - Reader Review


About the Book

Last Seen (J. L. Doucette)
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What happens when a therapist who wants to bury the past treats a reporter who want to dig it up?

After her psychiatrist husband is murdered in their Cambridge office, forensic psychologist Dr. Pepper Hunt heads to rural Sweetwater County, Wyoming, to escape her flashbacks and trauma. When one of her patients, Kimi Benally, goes missing after a therapy session, Pepper is caught up in another crime.

As she follows the trail of her patients obsession, she risks becoming the next victim of the past.






Friday, July 28, 2017

Featured Indie Book: The Southern Nights Series (M. Never)


The Southern Nights Series (M. Never)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Sports Romance The Southern Nights Series by M. Never.

The Southern Nights Series is a Five Star Coming-of-Age/ Second Chance Romance that will have you sighing, swooning, and begging for more! A complete compilation of three novellas following the story of Kam and Laney, an all-star football player destined for greatness and the sassy city girl who challenges him on every level. This collection is steamy, fun, flirty and full of heart!

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 201 pages - released in July 2017.


About the Book

Kamdyn Ellis is the man.

Mr. All-Star athlete and resident bad boy. #7 quarterback on the field, and #1 player off.

Every guy at school wants to be him, and every girl at school wants to date him. Well, except Laney Summers that is. The sassy city girl is the only one immune to Kam’s clear blue eyes and arsenal of southern charm. But when a debilitating injury sidelines Kam’s future and ability to play football, it’s Laney who is tasked to be his tutor while he recuperates at home.

The chemistry between Kam and Laney is undeniable, and after months of ignoring what’s clearly evident, Laney gives in. Allowing herself one night with Kam, no strings attached, no commitment to speak of. Alone, under the stars, on the fifty-yard line, Kam and Laney set out to discover if what they have is real, or just one steamy southern night.

The Southern Nights Series (M. Never)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] Kamdyn and Laney - what a pair. A very sweet romance that flows smoothly and completely in this series collection. Enjoy!" - Lisa Hines

- "[...] When he suffers a debilitating injury, Laney becomes his tutor and she finds out there is more to the town player than she thought. As we follow Kamden and Laney from high school through college and into adulthood we fall in love with them just as much as they do with each other." - Rosemary Fell

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Featured Indie Book: Suburban Vampire (Franklin Posner)


Suburban Vampire (Franklin Posner)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Urban Fantasy Novel Suburban Vampire by Franklin Posner.

Suburban Vampire is about Scott Campbell, his struggle to survive and to hold on to his identity and core values despite overwhelming odds is also something that will resonate with many readers. The balance of horror, humor, and heart will entertain and move fans of many different genres of fiction.

The Book has been self-published via CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 344 pages - released in June 2017.


About the Book

Office worker and ordinary guy Scott Campbell is probably the last person you’d suspect of being a vampire. His new supernatural enemies may underestimate him, but this suburban vampire is much stronger than anyone thinks.

The trouble begins when another driver runs Scott off the road. Scott survives the car crash, but the other motorist immediately attacks him in the wreckage.

The assault changes Scott forever. He suddenly has heightened senses, supernatural strength, and an insatiable hunger. The truth is undeniable: Scott is a vampire. Soon he’s immersed in the arcane, highly ritualized, and surprisingly bureaucratic world of the supernatural.

After Scott foils a mass shooting at a local mall, he’s ordered to stand trial by the House, the ruling authority among vampires. The group plans to condemn him to death for being an unregistered vampire who has potentially exposed vampire kind to an unsuspecting public.

Suburban Vampire (Franklin Posner)
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Scott’s heroism also catches the attention of Detective Grace Montoya, who’s obsessed with uncovering his secret and exposing him to the world!

Will Scott’s new superpowers help him win his trial and dodge Montoya’s investigation? He’ll have to fight against a system that’s been ingrained in vampire society for centuries, but he may find supernatural allies willing to join in the struggle.


Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] This story is written in such a way that I couldn't put it down. It grabs you by the neck, so to speak, and won't let you go! Long story short, it's a vampire story for those who don't like vampire stories! The plot is fast paced and the characters are well developed. This is a very good read! Well done Mr. Posner!" - J. Lowry (Amazon)

- "[...] This one is better than most. The author put a lot of work and thought into his first novel. The plot moved along. Characters were engaging and believable." - Todd Ellner


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Featured Indie Book: Breathless In Love (Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully)


Breathless In Love (Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Romance Novel Breathless In Love by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully.

Breathless In Love is a fast-paced, exciting and emotional contemporary romance series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully. Meet the Maverick Billionaires―sexy, self-made men from the wrong side of town who survived hell together and now have everything they ever wanted.

The Book has been self-published via Maverick Oak Press and is available as eBook, Paperback, and Audiobook - 406 pages - released in June 2015.


About the Book

Will Franconi has a dark past that he's kept a closely guarded secret―very few people have ever heard his real story and he plans to keep it that way. After surviving a hellish childhood, he's now living the dream life where everything he touches turns to gold. But something's missing. He doesn't quite know what until a simple letter from a teenage boy brings Harper Newman into his life. A woman who just might fill up the empty places inside him...if only he could ever be worthy of her love.

When a man has more money than he could possibly spend in five lifetimes, Harper has to ask herself what Will Franconi could possibly want from a woman like her? She's learned the hard way that rich men always get what they want no matter the cost. If it was just herself she had to worry about, Harper would manage, but she's guardian to her younger brother who depends on her for everything. After nearly losing his life in a car crash, she's vowed never to let anyone hurt him ever again.

Still, sometimes Harper can't help but long to change her story from one of an always-cautious woman to an adventurous tale of a heroine who's wild and free...especially when Will's kisses and caresses make her utterly breathless. And as he begins to reveal his story to her, she discovers that he's so much more than just another wealthy, privileged man. He's kind and giving, and he fills up all the spaces inside of her heart that have been empty for so long. Together, can they rewrite their stories into a happily-ever-after that neither of them had previously thought was possible?

Breathless In Love (Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- " 'Breathless In Love' by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully is a beautiful, heartwarming, sexy and passionate love story about two lonely people for one reason or another, who are afraid of love. This book will definitely weigh on your emotions from sweet to gut-wrenching. " - Shari (Amazon)

- "Bella Andre is a true maestro, she knows her craft. It's almost like she takes you on a thrill ride, gets you excited, makes you laugh and cry. Her brilliant writing gets you all invested into the characters.[...]" - Mimi Marten

- "I always enjoy reading books by Bella Andre, but this is the first time I have read Jennifer Skully. Breathless In Love is a terrific collaboration and I could not put it down! There are many stories about billionaires, which are fun to read, yet none of them capture the intricate mindset that makes these characters so special, quite like these authors have accomplished.[...]" - Ladee Aqua

- "[...] I have read many books by both authors and enjoyed them, so I was curious what their collaboration would create. This is a solid start to the series of standalone romances, and I'm looking forward to the next one." - Lisa (Amazon)


About the Author

Author Bella Andre
Author Bella Andre

Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 5 million books so far!

Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages.

She also writes "sweet" contemporary romances as Lucy Kevin. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!

Monday, July 24, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Captive Rebel (Erin McDermott)


New Indie Book Release:
Captive Rebel (The Allegiance) - Erin McDermott
YA Fantasy / Romance (164 Pages - July 2017)

Captive Rebel is a fast-paced romance that will have you fall in love with each character and keep you turning the pages for more!

"What an incredible read! I have been searching for a book like this for a very long time. The themes present throughout this novel have resonated with me greatly while reading this book. I really enjoyed the character, Marylyn O'Conner [...] I almost felt as though I knew Marylyn while reading this novel and I love novels like that!" - Reader Review


About the Book

Captive Rebel (Erin McDermott)
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Destined to be enemies, bound by fate...

Prince Ariston rules over the Allegiant - an elite faction favored by the Greek Gods. Separated from his family at a young age, he became a prisoner to the rebellion.

Marylyn O'Conner is a rebel, forced to do the rebellion's bidding until an unforgiving family debt is paid. A pawn in the war for rebels to gain their freedom, she is obligated to become a spy, or her family will suffer.

Driven by revenge after returning from captivity, Prince Ariston makes it his mission to hunt down rebel spies, capturing Marylyn O'Conner in the process.

Desperate, Marylyn knows she needs to escape her alluring captor, or risk the safety of her family.



Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Indie Book Release: The Southern Nights Series (M. Never)


New Indie Book Release:
The Southern Nights Series - M. Never
Sports Romance (201 Pages - July 2017)

The Southern Nights Series is a Five Star Coming-of-Age/ Second Chance Romance that will have you sighing, swooning, and begging for more! A complete compilation of three novellas following the story of Kam and Laney, an all-star football player destined for greatness and the sassy city girl who challenges him on every level. This collection is steamy, fun, flirty and full of heart!

"M. Never's writing style is just fantastic. A very engrossing read. I loved that Kam and Laney had an impromptu date on the 50 yard line in the stadium one night. Lying under the stars. Very hot scene, very entertaining!" - Reader Review


About the Book

The Southern Nights Series (M. Never)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Kamdyn Ellis is the man.

Mr. All-Star athlete and resident bad boy. #7 quarterback on the field, and #1 player off.

Every guy at school wants to be him, and every girl at school wants to date him. Well, except Laney Summers that is. The sassy city girl is the only one immune to Kam’s clear blue eyes and arsenal of southern charm. But when a debilitating injury sidelines Kam’s future and ability to play football, it’s Laney who is tasked to be his tutor while he recuperates at home.

The chemistry between Kam and Laney is undeniable, and after months of ignoring what’s clearly evident, Laney gives in. Allowing herself one night with Kam, no strings attached, no commitment to speak of. Alone, under the stars, on the fifty-yard line, Kam and Laney set out to discover if what they have is real, or just one steamy southern night.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Lukas (F.G. Adams)


New Indie Book Release:
Lukas (This is Our Life) - F.G. Adams
Contemporary Romance / Military Romance (292 Pages - July 2017)

Lukas is the story of Lukas Rogers and Sage Blackwood. He’s a former military operative with a technology background and is now working security with the guys who were his brothers in arms while she is a doctor he happened to meet overseas.

"The twists and turns keep you on your toes! And oh my the oh so steaminess can melt your panties right off!! Way beyond 5 Stars!" - Reader Review


About the Book

Lukas (F.G. Adams)
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Oh, the foolish games we play.

The moment I was gifted a test drive of the luscious Sage Blackwood, I knew she was mine. I was broken, half a man, until she pieced me back together. She changed my world forever with her magnetic humor and hot body. Sage is an expert of subterfuge. Her logic overrules her cravings. It doesn’t matter if she feels the same; I’m the master at games and puzzles. And I’ll win this game in the end. I always do.

Oh, the tangled webs we weave.

Pushing the wrong buttons is Lukas Rogers' forte. Except he presses all the right ones when he’s sending me to heaven with each and every delicious touch. But I can't give him what he wants. I will never give myself completely to another. It just doesn’t work in my world. I bury those dreams deep. My job connected us. Now this powerful bond scares me. My body desires to cling to what Lukas offers, while my mind is telling me to run away.

Far.
Fast.
Forever.



Monday, July 17, 2017

New Indie Book Release: The Billionaire's Baby (Ditter Kellen)


New Indie Book Release:
The Billionaire's Baby - Ditter Kellen
BBW Paranormal Romance (204 Pages - June 2017)

The Billionaire's Baby is a BBW Paranormal Shape-shifter romance

- "What a wonderful story. Ethan is a self made billionaire, who also has a really big secret. Piper is a young emerging fashion designer. A chance meeting when Piper accidentally bumps (literally) into Ethan. From that moment on Ethan is hooked. Lots of mystery and danger along with just the right amount of hot and steamy scenes. [...]" - Reader Review


About the Book

The Billionaire's Baby (Ditter Kellen)
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Self-made billionaire Ethan Seaborn has no time for love. He spends his days buying up companies on the brink of foreclosure and selling them to the highest bidder. For Ethan, dating isn’t in the cards. Hell, it’s not even on the table. Until a chance meeting with the beautiful and intoxicating Piper Hollister turns his world upside-down.

Piper Hollister designs clothing for plus-size women. On the verge of becoming a household name, Piper vows to do whatever it takes to have her clothing line picked up by the industry’s top sellers—even if it means she herself has to walk the runway on opening night. But when sexy, seductive Ethan Seaborn makes an appearance, his hooded gaze following her every move, all Piper’s carefully laid plans fall apart.

Now Piper finds herself in a deadly game of danger and intrigue that could destroy everything she’s worked so hard to protect. Including her heart...



Friday, July 14, 2017

Featured Indie Book: Keagan (F.G. Adams)


Keagan (F.G. Adams)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance Novel Keagan (This is Our Life) by F.G. Adams.

Keagan is a man struggling to build a new life after returning home from war wounded and longing for retribution. Keagan and Jocelyn were best friends in high school and lost touch. When a happenstance meeting during a hurricane brings them face to face, old feelings surface.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 359 pages - released in August 2016.


About the Book

A powerful storm brews between them.
Keagan Fontneau gave up on life after returning wounded from his last tour of duty.
Jocelyn Blackwood only exists to protect those who can't help themselves.
He left Lakeview on a mission.
She ran from the haunting memories.
He remembers her smile.
She never forgot him.
He's in business with danger.
She's in the wrong place at the right time.
He'll stop at nothing to keep her safe.
She'll resist him at every turn.
His nightmares won't end.
Her pain understands.
He craves a future with her.
She despises a past without those she loved.
He wants her.
She needs him.
Thunder rumbles in his fractured soul.
She believes lightning strikes only once ... until him.

Can her battered heart shelter him from the raging winds or will the tempest's path of destruction shred their fragile bond?

Keagan (F.G. Adams)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] Keagan is a fantastic love story! I hung on every word and I enjoy the two perspective writing style that FG Adams uses to tell both sides of the same story. This book is about loving when you are young, how insecurities can interfere, how true love holds a special spark that transcends time, and love does heal our wounds. It's an awesome story full of all the things you expect from an awesome story!" - Jessica Klide

- "Their love is breathtaking. I wish I alone could tell you in a beautiful sentence what these 2 characters were to me, but I can’t, so JUST READ IT. There’s love, angst, hate, danger, confusion… and many more emotions just waiting for you in the pages go enjoy the journey I just finished! Just even the synopsis had me hypnotized." - Meg Waddill