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Featured Book: ALL THE GOOD GIRLS by Willow Rose

About Featured Book: ALL THE GOOD GIRLS by Willow Rose

This novel is the first book in Willow Rose’s electrifying new Harry Hunter series.

Detective Harry Hunter of Miami PD’s homicide squad throws himself into a case no one asked him to solve.

Four teenagers from one of Miami’s affluent neighborhoods are murdered on a boat. Another is found in a dumpster. All five of them go to the same school and are on a list of witnesses to another crime.

Because he’s in bad standing with his boss, Harry is given the task of protecting a possible future victim, but Harry isn’t always known to follow his boss’s orders.

Soon, he’ll risk everything while racing to stop a killer who has left everyone else in the homicide squad shaking in terror.

ALL THE GOOD GIRLS is the first book in the Harry Hunter Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.

This Mystery book is available in these Formats: eBook

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Hard Wired: A Practical Guide To Training Your Mind by Brandon Gustafson

Introduction – The Race That Rewired My Mind

“What color is grass?”

“Green…”

“What kind of animal is Disney’s Mickey?”

“A mouse…”

Whew, passed!

It was 3 a.m. in the desert on the outskirts of Las Vegas and medics were checking on me to make sure I was okay to keep going. I could barely answer over my chattering teeth. I swore that hypothermia had to be setting in.

After what felt like an eternity, the medics took one more look at my disheveled body and waved me through. I had just run 45 miles in the World’s Toughest Mudder and I had nine more hours between me and the finish line. I could barely walk, it felt like I dislocated my shoulder, and the buzz from electric shocks reverberated throughout my body. How was I supposed to survive another 9 hours?

***

Never underestimate the power of YouTube’s suggested videos. One suggestion changed my entire life.

A 2015 highlight video for the World’s Toughest Mudder, a 24-hour obstacle race, popped up and I was intrigued. The video started: “Life at its best is in the moment. You’re not thinking about the future. You’re not thinking about the past. But everything you’ve ever done in your life, you’re using right then.”

I wanted to experience that feeling.

The video showed the race happening in the desert outside of Las Vegas with scorching sun during the day and frigid air at night. I saw 1,000 crazy people and their support crews excited to run for 24 hours…

The race was a 5-mile loop with around 20 obstacles in each lap. The goal was to complete as many laps as possible in 24 hours. There was a pit area, as they have in NASCAR races, at the end of the loop where runners could stop for food, supplies, and words of encouragement. Obstacles included crawling through mud under barbed wire, running up slick quarter pipes, monkey bars over water, cargo nets, a 35-foot cliff jump, and a challenge like the board game operation, it will shock you if the metal pole you’re using to retrieve a wristband touches the edge of a circle cutout. With all the water on the course, runners wore wetsuits just to stay warm.

One of the runners said, “This is hands down, the most amazing group of human beings you’ll ever find in the world.”

The video showed people from all walks of life taking on this epic challenge, helping each other out along the way.

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Featured Book: A Vampyre’s Daughter by Jeff Schanz

vampyre daughter book coverAbout Featured Book: A Vampyre’s Daughter by Jeff Schanz

A troubled Army vet wishes he were dead…
A lonely vampyre wishes she were human…
And a ruthless drug lord wishes he were immortal…

After a failed suicidal mission to destroy an opium kingpin’s yacht, Army vet, Brandt Dekker, is shipwrecked on a desolate island. He is initially happy to be alive — until his haunting memories return.
A stunning, yet awkward, girl named Lia has been caring for him, along with her mysterious and frightening father. They seem merely eccentric at first, until an astonishing truth surfaces: Lia has fangs. Real serpent-like fangs. She confesses to be a vampyre and yet promises no harm to Brandt.

Panicking, Brandt tries to escape the island, but the only possibility is an ancient derelict boat that has no motor or sails. There is nowhere on the small island to hide. He must come to grips with his new neighbors, and find a way to become allies if they are all to survive. Because, there are real monsters hunting Brandt. Monsters with guns and explosives rather than fangs or claws. Assassins who will find this island and kill anyone in their path to get to Brandt.

With help from Lia to repair the boat, Brandt pledges to set sail and lure the assassins away. But the repair takes days. And as each day passes, Brandt finds himself more and more enchanted by the sweet and gentle woman who claims to be a benevolent vampyre. He doesn’t believe he deserves love and happiness, but could they possibly lie in this enchanting girl’s embrace? [Read More…] about Featured Book: A Vampyre’s Daughter by Jeff Schanz

Love & Feathers: what a palm-sized parrot has taught me about life, love, and healthy self-esteem by Shannon Cutts

When Shannon Cutts and Pearl first meet, she is still mourning the sudden passing of her first cockatiel, Jacob. The last thing she wants to do is to fall in love with another baby parrot! But one look at the tiny grey ball of fluff and Shannon just knows – he is love with wings, and they are meant to be together.

A lifelong parrot lover but by no means experienced at caring for cockatiels, Shannon quickly assumes the role of eager student, with Pearl as her willing and equally eager teacher. From negotiating victuals preferences to socializing with the parrot-phobic, making home improvements to avoiding the dreaded V.E.T., Shannon learns from her feathery sidekick how to meet his basic needs, offer extra enrichment, nurture and care for him, and be nurtured and cared for in return.

Pearl, in turn, opens a window for Shannon into a refreshing new world full of self-acceptance, self-respect, trust, laughter, love, and FUN. In Pearl’s world, everyone is a potential new friend, every mirror reflects prettiness, every meal is a celebration of good food and good company, and each new day is a great day to celebrate being YOU.

Today, 12 years after their first meeting, Shannon and Pearl are still blissfully joined at the beak. Love & Feathers, a book based on the popular blog by the same name, is their story.

Targeted Age Group:: Adult

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My cockatiel, Pearl, and I have been together since he was a downy five-week-old chick. Several years ago I launched a blog called "Love & Feathers" to share our adventures with a wider audience. The blog quickly caught on and readers seemed to love the daily posts about our life together.

Then one year I decided to fly up to Cape Cod to meet my parents for a family vacation. But I missed Pearl so much while we were apart that I started jotting down stories from our years together. My folks loved the short stories I would read to them each night!

These short stores became "Love & Feathers" the book, which was embraced by our blog followers. Then I started working on a follow up book called "Waffles & More: A Love and Feathers Recipe Book." This book came about because my mom is an amazing chef and Pearl loves spending time with her in the kitchen.

I will be honest – I can't cook my way out of a paper bag but am always on hand to take photos and videos so I can blog about it later. Followers started asking for the recipes to the delicious delicacies they saw on Pearl's blog and the book was in the works shortly thereafter.

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Featured Book: The Girl That Vanished by A.J. Rivers

girl that vanished bookAbout The Girl That Vanished by A.J. Rivers

Ring…Ring…

One call from her past was all it took to change everything.

A ten-year-old girl has vanished on her way home from camp.
And things took a turn for the worse when another child, a child that Emma knows, goes missing.

Disappearances, death, and tragedies has followed Emma Griffin throughout her childhood.
Her obsession with finding out the truth behind her past was what led her to join the FBI.

It’s been months since the horror of Feather Nest.
After the shocking revelation of the last case, FBI agent Emma Griffin decides to take a much-needed vacation.
But a phone call from Sheriff Sam Johnson, a man from her past, completely derails her plans.
A young girl has disappeared, and another child has gone missing. [Read More…] about Featured Book: The Girl That Vanished by A.J. Rivers

Featured Book: The Holiday Bride by Lorhainne Eckhart

About Featured Book: The Holiday Bride by Lorhainne Eckhart

All Trinity Cooper Wilde wanted was a quiet Christmas alone with her baby, a baby no one knows about but her twin sister, Dawn.

Dawn has warned Trinity that she needs to come clean and tell everyone about the baby, including the father, Garrett Franke, their former neighbor, whom Trinity has hated since tenth grade—with the exception of one night last year, a mistake.

Her family is starting to wonder why she hasn’t come home to visit in over six months, and Trinity knows time is running out. She plans to tell everyone, but she gets happily stuck in an unexpected snowstorm in her tiny cabin, located outside a small Idaho town.

Deputy Garrett Franke still can’t get Trinity out of his mind, especially considering he works side by side with her dad, Sheriff Logan Wilde. When Dawn unexpectedly pulls him aside one day, he allows her to convince him to drive out to a remote cabin in the middle of a snowstorm to check on her sister, whom no one has heard from since the storm hit.

That’s the thing about snowstorms: You never know who’ll show up at your door, and a baby isn’t the kind of secret that can stay that way for long.

This Romance book is available in these Formats: eBook

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Featured Book: S is for Secret Baby by Annie J. Rose

About Featured Book: S is for Secret Baby by Annie J. Rose

Sleeping with the enemy?
Well, now she works for me.

Rian was my rival in college, vying for the same internship.
Sometimes enemies are fire between the sheets—we were.
Until she walked off with the internship.
Now, the smart-mouthed beauty who always kept me guessing got downsized and takes a job out in Nebraska out of desperation.
She’s working for me.
I don’t mind her working under me, but I’d rather have her in bed.
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