Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Beautiful stories by a beautiful lady, Jewel Adams

I've been friends with, and a fan of, Jewel Adams for over ten years. Jewel is a remarkable woman and has always been an inspiration to me and her books have inspired thousands. I'm excited to share with you her latest releases...

Till You Come Back to Me Again
Angelo De Luca is a man who has it all. As the owner and CEO of one of Orlando's five-star hotels, the twenty-three-year-old bachelor is wealthy and successful, possessing looks, charm, and a heart of gold. He is the perfect boss and a good man.

But there is one thing that Angelo doesn't have–someone to share his life with. When he meets Suzanne Haynes, a new employee at the hotel, he discovers love and is happier than he has ever been.

Then life throws him curves that steer him toward trials so painful, he learns to lean on God more than he ever has before.
And he will definitely need God to get him through what he has yet to face.

One of Jewel's gifts as a storyteller is weaving an emotionally driven plot with wonderful characters. To purchase this book click HERE

Also new from Jewel...
Pages, a Love Story
“One of the great truths in life is this: When it comes to love, there is no rhyme or reason and love is never planned. It just happens. It just is.
Joy and pain, wonder, beauty, ecstasy, tenderness, completeness, hurt and healing, a feeling of being whole. Being in love–truly being in love–encompasses all these things.
Or so I have heard.”

When Masai Grant went on her first cruise to celebrate her thirtieth birthday, she was not looking for love, but forbidden love found her. That was four years ago.
And now her heart is irrevocably tied to a man she can never have.
To purchase this book click HERE

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Exciting new release by Marlene Bateman - Crooked House

I'm happy to announce the release of a new book by Marlene Bateman. Crooked House is packed full of excitement, suspense, and romance. Good luck getting a good night's sleep after you start reading it!

From the back cover of the book:
Someone is trying to kill Liz Johnson and it’s up to quirky private investigator, Erica Coleman, to find out who. Erica is no stranger to murder and mystery, which is why her best friend’s daughter, Megan, turns to her when unaccountable and potentially fatal “accidents” threaten her roommate’s life.

Once Erica arrives at the ramshackle old mansion known as Crooked House, matters go from disturbing to deadly as it becomes clear someone is trying to kill Liz. As Erica begins to unearth secrets, she discovers a twisted web of love, money, greed, and deception. Although the police and friends sometimes find Erica’s OCD annoying, its those very traits that help her sift through evidence and see clues that others miss. Erica must draw upon her all her investigative prowess to keep Liz safe and unmask the killer before he can accomplish his deadly objective.

With a dash of romance and surprising twists, this thrilling mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. As with all Erica Coleman mysteries, ten delicious recipes are included.


Here's an xcerpt from Crooked House
“I’m scared.”
Erica’s heart turned over when she heard the quaver in her young friend’s voice on the phone.
Then Megan asked, “Can you come?”
“Of course.” Erica’s reply was automatic. She would do anything she could to help. Although she often received emotionally-laden phone calls in her job as a private investigator, there was a difference when the call came from the teen-aged daughter of her best friend. The very fact that Megan—who was usually so calm and composed—sounded frightened out of her wits, put Erica on high alert.
“I think someone’s trying to kill my roommate, Liz,” Megan said.
“What makes you think that?” Erica asked. “Has someone threatened her?”
“No, but Liz has had a couple of serious accidents lately—at least she says they’re accidents, but either one of them could have killed her.”
Erica made an effort to reel in her skepticism. “Tell me about them.”
“First, someone tampered with her car. The brakes went out and Liz ended up driving across someone’s yard and hitting a tree. Fortunately, she was okay. The second one happened downtown. Liz was on the sidewalk waiting for the bus when someone shoved her. She fell into the road. A truck was coming and if a guy hadn’t pulled her back, Liz could have been killed.”
Still, they could have been accidents, Erica thought, at least until the third one occurred—this time at Crooked House.

Get to know the author:
Marlene Bateman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in English. She is married to Kelly R. Sullivan. Her hobbies include gardening, camping, reading, and enjoying her four cats and three dogs.

Marlene’s first novel was the best-selling Light on Fire Island. Her next novel was Motive for Murder—the first in a mystery series that features Erica Coleman, a quirky private eye with OCD. The next book in that line, (they do not have to be read in order) is A Death in the Family.

Marlene has also written a number of LDS non-fiction books under the name Marlene Bateman Sullivan. Those books include: Gaze Into Heaven; Near-death Experiences in Early Church History, which is a fascinating collection of over 50 documented near-death experiences from the lives of early latter-day Saints, Heroes of Faith, and Latter-day Saint Heroes and Heroines. Marlene also wrote three books about documented accounts in early LDS church history when a person either saw or heard an angel; Visit’s From Beyond the Veil, And There Were Angels Among Them, and By the Ministering of Angels.

This book can be found at Deseret Book and Seagull Book, as well as:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crooked-House-Erica-Coleman-Mystery/dp/162108521X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426788931&sr=1-1&keywords=crooked+house+maxcrlene

Deseret Book: https://deseretbook.com/products/crooked-house-marlene-bateman-95187

Seagull Book; http://www.seagullbook.com/seagull/product/873826.html

To visit Marlene's website visit: www.marlenebateman.info

Other books by Marlene:

Monday, April 27, 2015

Extreme Measures scheduled for release Friday, May 1st

I am beyond excited for my new book to hit stores on Friday.



Backliner:
Following the trauma of her estranged husband’s untimely death, Emma Lowell is happy with the life she has rebuilt for herself. She’s engaged to a wonderful man and anticipates a fresh start, free from her troubled past. Only one persistent obstacle remains: Margaret Lowell, her former mother-in-law. Margaret continues to be a demanding presence in Emma’s life, and her requests have become increasingly disconcerting. When Margaret asks Emma to accompany her on a sentimental journey to the family’s mountain cabin, the young woman reluctantly agrees. After all, her fiancé is out of town. No one will miss her. Emma could never have suspected the horror that awaits in the snow-bound cabin, for beneath Margaret Lowell’s elderly façade lies a sinister and terrifying nature—and a plot born of insanity. Alarmed by the dark plan that unfolds, Emma struggles to escape the cabin in a chilling game of cat and mouse. As the danger escalates, and with little hope of rescue, Emma must engage in a battle of wills if she is to avoid becoming the final piece in Margaret’s twisted puzzle . . .

Please join me for a launch party on May 9th:



As I set up signings and my blog tour I will post info right here and I will also do a huge giveaway in conjunction with my book release SO STAY TUNED!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Debut Novel, Remembrandt, by Robin LuBean King, review and giveaway

It's always such a pleasure and joy to see a new author release their first book. This is experience is somewhat like a mother having her first baby. All the pain, discomfort, stress, worry, work and effort are all worth it when you hold that beautiful book in your hands for the first time. There is such joy, fulfillment and sense of wonder at the process of creation, no matter what form.
This debut novel, Remembrandt, by author Robin LuBean King, is a powerful story full of suspense, secrets, excitement and romance. Here is a brief summary of the story:

Alexandra Stewart doesn't just walk down memory lane, she lives on it. Her eidetic memory records her experiences and plays them back, DVD style. It's great when she wants to ace a test, but not so great when she topples over a cute boy in the hallway and the humiliation plays back over and over and over . . . Brown University seems like the perfect place for the seventeen-year-old to forget her past. Hope for a normal life comes in the form of a handsome new running partner who makes her heart race and body perspire even before she laces up her shoes.

When her Russian professor gives her a puzzle that seems impossible to solve, Alex discovers that he has a secret—one that will catapult her into a world of cryptic codes and covert missions. As she tries to find a balance between the two different worlds vying for her attention, she wonders if she can have relationships with the ones she cares about while hiding a clandestine life, uncovering the truths of an underground enemy.

One thing is for certain, whatever happens will be forever etched into her memory. And some things are better left forgotten.

This book had everything to offer for a reader who is looking for a book to pull them in from the first page and keep hold of their attention to the end. Author King introduces tension in the first scene that sets the tone for the story, but it's not until the main character Alexandra Stewart becomes acquainted with her Russian professor that we begin to understand why.

Alexandra is an interesting character with an eidetic memory and a past full of secrets. I found her likable and fun. I wasn't sure what to think at first about her Russian professor, especially when he offered her private tutoring, but I soon learned that his intentions were to recruit Alexandra to be part of his team. Even though I found it a little hard to believe that she would accept a ticket from her professor to go to Russia and, at the young age of seventeen, go there unknowingly, I went along for the ride.

After the trip to Russia, Alexandra's professor presents her with a unique opportunity that involves intrigue, adventure and espionage.

With a tightly woven plot, great characters and full of thrills and chills, I think you'll enjoy the book Remembrandt.

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