About Requiem for Innocence by BV Lawson
The second book in the Scott Drayco Mystery Series – Brand new release, 75% off – only $0.99! Now through May 7.
“Lawson’s book was so good, I read it twice from beginning to end.” – Reader’s Favorite Reviews
Crime consultant Scott Drayco is in the middle of a thorny case in Washington, D.C. involving murder victims who were all wheelchair-bound. Then, out of the blue, he gets a worried call from a friend on Virginia’s Eastern Shore about an attack on an innocent disabled girl.
Working once again with Sheriff Sailor and Deputy Nelia Tyler, Drayco discovers almost everyone believes the girl’s attack was an accident. But he begins to suspect otherwise when he crosses paths with a badly disfigured man and the man’s enigmatic Goth son, as well as one of the smoothest and most dangerous figures Drayco has encountered in his career.
Meanwhile, his conflicted feelings toward the soon-to-be-divorced town councilman’s wife, Darcie Squier, continue to simmer under the surface and threaten to undermine his focus and cloud his judgment. But he’s well aware he needs to keep his faculties razor-sharp if he’s to solve the riddle of whether the cases in D.C. and the Eastern Shore are linked – or is he dealing with not one monster, but two?
About Murder in the Pearl District by Dianne Harman
Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, has reluctantly agreed to cater a dinner party for her friend Sophie Marchant in Portland’s popular Pearl District. The guest of honor, Donatella DeLuca, is a famous chef and owner of the highly acclaimed restaurant, Mangia! Mangia!
The day after the dinner party Donatella is found murdered. Who did it? The arrogant newspaper food critic? The sous chef at Mangia! Mangia!? The beautiful ex-wife of the television station owner who was going to produce Donatella’s new TV show, Dining with Donatella? The French chef whose nationality is questionable? Or the deranged “hostess with the mostest?”
Join Kelly and her dog Rebel, along with reluctant advice from her husband, Sheriff Mike, as they try to discover who murdered Donatella and why.
Featured Memoir: When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go by Linda Campanella
About When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go by Linda Campanella
If you are looking for a Mother’s Day gift for yourself or for a book lover who’d appreciate reading a beautifully written, intensely personal book that illuminates the unique and unbreakable bond between mother and daughter, then WHEN ALL THAT’S LEFT OF ME IS LOVE is for you!
This award-winning page-turner of a memoir is poignant and powerful. Linda Campanella provides an intimate look inside her family and her heart as she relives — and takes readers on an emotional journey through — the joy-filled year and long goodbye leading to her terminally ill mother’s death in 2009. In the process, she comes to terms with the permanence of her loss and finds comfort in profound gratitude for many unexpected gifts.
At once heart-wrenching and heartwarming, WHEN ALL THAT’S LEFT OF ME IS LOVE is about living fully and purposefully after learning someone very dear to us will be gone too soon. Readers can expect to be touched deeply by one woman’s example of grace and courage and one family’s determination to embrace life while awaiting death.
The book itself is full of life. It is a moving love story, a spiritual journey, a poetry lesson, even a case for happy hour. It reminds us all to cherish loving relationships and each new day. Intensely personal, its themes – love, family, faith, courage, grief – are universal.
Campanella’s beautiful story of bonds that do not break and love that never dies will inspire not only those who face or fear death but also those who love and embrace life.
“We have much to learn from each other by sharing our stories — stories that inspire, comfort, and reassure,” reflects Campanella. “Mine is a life-affirming and ultimately very uplifting story of undying love — mine for my dying mother and hers for the family she left behind, a love that I continue to feel embrace me every day.”
The book has been described by readers as:
– “one of the most beautiful memoirs I’ve ever read”
– “a great gift to all of us”
– “so beautiful and honest and hopeful”
– “incredibly filled with joy and above all filled with dignity and strength”
– “wonderful, beautiful, inspiring and so well-written”
About Wantin by Truth Devour
Wantin is the first book in the contemporary romantic enigma series by Truth Devour. The series is a chronicle written in the first person of a young girls journey into womanhood.
Wantin, has been compared by reviewers of all ages to be layered with associations to novels such as Eat Prey Love due to the wonderful global adventures, and novels such as the French classic Emmanuelle and Anaïs Nin’s short story collection Delta of Venus, due to the sexual exploration and expression of the main character Talia Jacobs.
With graceful, effortless writing Truth Devour’s novel “Wantin” has depth and a range of moods from sexually electrifying to nostalgic to existential. Talia earnestly describes her wants, lovers, and love making all in great detail. This story feels real, rather than romantic, because at its core is a woman searching for an enduring love that proves elusive.
‘If it feels so good loving the wrong person, imagine how wonderful it is going to be when you love the right one.’ Quote from Wantin
Enigma Series – (Book1: Wantin Book 2: Unrequited Book 3: Sated)
Wantin is the winner of the Romance category at the Los Angeles Book Festival