Wednesday, March 22, 2017

RESNOVIK by Erin Zerbe

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Set in turbulent, early twentieth century Imperial Russia; Alexander (Alex) Resnovik, an officer in His Majesty's Imperial Army, is thrown into Russia's bitter war with Japan, on the eve of his engagement to Mathilde Gendelevich. Having met Mathilde at an officers ball, a bitter rivalry develops between Alex and officer Boris Kreshenkov, after Kreshenkov's grotesque advances were rejected by Mathilde, in favour of the more refined and handsome Alex. Kreshenkov's jealousy towards Alex, sets him on a path of deceit, deception and revenge, aimed at both Alex and Mathilde.

Following the heavy defeat of Russia in 1905 at Port Arthur on the Korean Peninsular by the Japanese, in which both Alex and Kreshenkov were wounded; Kreshenkov out of spite, deceitfully and skillfully falsifies the casualty lists to show that Alex was killed in action. Emotionally broken when Mathilde sees the listings posted in Moscow's town centre; she disappears. Upon his return from Port Arthur and with the help of his family who also thought he was dead because of Kreshenkov's despicable actions, Alex tries to find Mathilde but to no avail.

The years pass and Alex eventually moves on with his life; is promoted up through the ranks and resumes his military duties at a camp in St. Petersburg. There at an official function attended by the Tsar, he meets and falls in love with Grand Duchess Irina; a cousin of the Imperial Romanov family. Following a brief courtship, they are married in St. Petersburg. Their marriage however, is interrupted by the outbreak of war in 1914, which sees Alex transferred to the front, against the might of the Kaisers German Army. At the front, the war goes disastrously for Russia; discipline and morale collapses, sparking a revolution throughout Russia and pressure on the government to resign and the Tsar to abdicate.

Boris Kreshenkov commits himself to the Bolshevik revolutionary cause, with a continual personal vendetta against Alex, who remains loyal to the Imperial way and still unforgiving towards Kreshenkov for deceiving Mathilde and his family. Unawares to Alex, Mathilde who had been working as a nurse at a military hospital in St. Petersburg, discovers that Alex is alive when she by chance, meets Irina there. The two become close friends and Mathilde helps Irina to hide from the Bolsheviks, who are intent on arresting and persecuting all those loyal to the Tsar.

Kreshenkov however, now being a senior Bolshevik party leader, has had Mathilde and Irina under surveillance for some time and orders their arrest, in the hope of luring and trapping Alex, whom he knows will come looking for Irina. Outraged that Irina is in Kreshenkov's hands, Alex, with the help of a colleague, implements a skilful plan to rescue Irina; and it is here that Alex is stunned when he and Mathilde re-unite after so many years apart.

With the revolution taking hold, the hopes of survival and freedom for Alex, Irina and Mathilde, lie in their attempts to escape across the border into Finland. Kreshenkov's blatant determination to pursue and detain Alex before he can reach freedom, culminates in an explosive confrontation at a fishing village just short of the border. It is here that both tragedy and freedom eventuate.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Rule 12: A Short Story Collection by Geoffrey Lyons

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What is the mysterious Rule 12? This collection features stories of the supernatural and sometimes bizarre, with a healthy mix of science fiction thrown in.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Ruby in the Water by J.P. Sterling - FREE!

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A musical prodigy's search for his true identity . . . And the mystery woman who holds the life-saving key.

When Peter Arnold, a teen-age musical prodigy, collapses on the biggest night of his career, he receives crippling news and the prognosis is grim.

While in a coma, Peter experiences dream-like flashbacks revealing his journey to piano stardom, the people who have impacted his life and that of his family’s, including Peter’s strange connection to a mysterious woman who lives behind his church. Peter’s life changes forever when the mystery woman steps forward with a secret that could be the key to his recovery.

Read an Excerpt From Discipline Down Under by Patricia Green

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When her mother tires of supporting her during one halfhearted career pursuit after another, twenty-year-old Peggy Fisk is left with only one choice… to seek support from her father instead. He lives in Australia, but that fits just fine with her brand new plan for a career in nature photography. After running off two guides in her first month, however, Peggy is left with one last hope for a trip to the outback—a rancher-turned-bush-guide named Tripp Ruf.

Within seconds of laying eyes on Peggy, Tripp finds himself acting in the nick of time to prevent a snake bite. He is pretty sure things will only go downhill from there unless he puts his foot down and puts it down fast, and Tripp lets Peggy know that he will be the only boss on this trip. He also warns the beautiful, sassy American that careless behavior will earn her a sound spanking, but if her cute little behind ends up bared over his lap, Tripp fears that his biggest problem won’t be the dangers of the outback, it will be keeping his desire for her in check.

It isn’t long before Peggy puts Tripp’s word to the test and learns that a hard spanking delivered by a work-roughened hand is nothing to be taken lightly, but in spite of his strict discipline and his brash arrogance, Peggy grows more and more attracted to her rugged, handsome protector as the days pass. Can she dare to hope that her time with Tripp will leave her with more than just memories, or will it all end in heartbreak for the feisty American and the firm-handed Aussie?

Excerpt:

The Gouldian finch was hopping from branchlet to branchlet on the big green plum tree, and Peg very nearly had her shot ready. Just an adjustment here, a twist there. She shimmied carefully along the gum tree branch she was observing from, getting farther out toward the leafy edges. Slow movement was necessary; scaring the finch off would be awful after she’d spent so much time following him through the bush. But he was a beauty, with gorgeous color block patches and bright black eyes. The perfect specimen of one of the last Gouldian finches in the wild.

The branch under her began to bow and one of the ever-present flies buzzed under her nose, but Peg steadied her equipment again, and had her finger poised when there was a loud crack and she and the tree limb went tumbling toward the ground six feet below. Landing with a resounding thud on her back, Peg felt her camera thump solidly on her chest, its pointy little edges and corners leaving bruises, no doubt.

Her breath was lost, but after a moment, she gasped. There was a tall shadow between her and the afternoon sunshine. Tall and mobile; tall and wearing a hat. She couldn’t see the man’s face because of the lighting, but she knew it would be dangerous. What was a man doing out here in the bush with her, miles from civilization?

After a moment of looking at her, he bent, reaching down his hand. It was a broad-palmed, tanned hand, work roughened, the nails short and slightly dirty. “Help up?” His Australian accent was common enough, here in Australia, but the timbre of his voice, low, dark, and maybe even a little sexy, gave Peg shivers. She stared at the hand.

Ya all right, lady?” He could have invited her for tea and she wouldn’t have understood him. He spoke with a thick accent, and the words were clear enough, but his baritone voice and sudden appearance were about all Peg could comprehend at the moment.

Finally, after taking a deep breath, she shook her head, a tendril of blond hair poking her in the eye. She went to reach for the wavy strand, but suddenly the man spoke again, from all the way up there at his full height.

Don’t move.”

What?” It was the first she’d spoken to him and her voice came out almost a squeak.

Don’t bloody move. Don’t even breathe.”

He was reaching for something.

I don’t understand,” she whispered, fear growing with each passing second. And then she saw the knife. It was a long knife, wide-bladed, and it looked extremely dangerous, with a single sunbeam glinting off the metal blade. “Oh, God. Don’t kill me.”

Hush, sheila.”

Peg was aware that ‘sheila’ was a common term for woman here, so she didn’t think he’d gotten her name wrong. How could he know her name, after all? They hadn’t set eyes on each other before. And that reminded her that she still hadn’t set eyes on him. She had no idea how to describe her attacker, if he let her live.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Secrets by A. D. Herrick

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What's a little Bondage between strangers?

When life gets you down you just pack up and leave right?

Well, that's what I did.

Now I work at Secrets.

Some would call it prostitution. I call it opportunity, freedom, and a damn good time.

When given the opportunity of a lifetime is thrown in your lap, what do you do? I was offered big money to spend 3 months in an undisclosed location with virtual strangers, I couldn't pass it up. Trust me, I tried. Five Million is a hard deal to say no to. Again, I tried.

But what happens when it all becomes too much? When enemies you didn't even know existed attack you and your life has been in peril more times than any human's life should be?

Is it all worth it for a little, okay, a lot of cash?

Or should I stay because the men are beyond dreamy and they know exactly how to treat a lady in between the sheets?

This book is intended for Mature audiences only.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Philosophy and Art of Reading Random Books by Mary Kne

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Like to read? Most of us read what is popular or what someone has recommended. Try the random reading system and open up a whole new world of books. Broaden your horizons. Open your mind. Expose yourself to books you would never, ever select, but could be very interesting. You may find a new passion or hobby.

Slay the Fame Game | Break into Hollywood & Social Media Without it Breaking You by Rachel McCord

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From celebrity model, Rachel McCord comes the 2017 Summer Must Read: Slay the Fame Game. Your guide to breaking into Hollywood and social media without it breaking you.

In this embarrassing tell-all, McCord shares the stuff she should never admit to that landed her over 1 billion media impressions in Vogue, OK! Magazine, Forbes, E! Online, CNN, Glamour Magazine, to brag about a few.

This one-of-a-kind guide is required reading if you (or someone you don’t want to become narcissistic) dreams of a celebrity lifestyle and career in the public eye. Get inspired, laugh, learn and fall in love with this Georgia girl who shares how she went from trailer parks to red carpets in press around the world!


Rachel McCord pulls back the curtain on her crazy journey to fame!

In this easy read, McCord shares topics like:
  • Developing your personal brand
  • Slaying red carpet fashion
  • Collaborating and networking
  • Killing it in interviews
  • Dealing with #haters, and more!
What began as a vent session in Rachel’s journal is the must have book that literally guides you through IT ALL. Avoid the pitfalls as you learn from her mistakes, favorite tips, hacks and tricks. There are a couple books you need to read to stay sane, successful and sexy in Hollywood and on social media, and this is definitely one of them!

This is the book for you if you want to live a celeb lifestyle full of free makeup, fans who love you and the ability to hair flip your way past the haters … and to the bank.

How can you get your photos in the Dailymail? What does it take to get invited to every event in town? And hey, while we’re at it, does bigger hair get you closer to God—really? All will be revealed, within the pages of Slayy The Fame Game.

Buy now, and receive—as a special bonus— the entire book that you ordered! Just kidding! Pre-order now and Rachel will autograph the first copy for YOU!!  **Please allow until May 2017 for pre-orders to ship


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