Emerging by Thomas S Flowers

EMERGING by Thomas S. Flowers
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Subdue Series, Book #2
Release Date: Dec. 15, 2015
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Traumatized by war, friends gather for a reluctant reunion…
A historic house in Jotham, Texas harbors a malevolent force, and as her fear grows, widow Maggie Smith pleads with three lifelong friends to gather in her home. But will their presence combat the darkness…or feed it?
Minister Jake Williams fears Maggie has had a breakdown…
Feeling he has no choice, Jake locates the other intended guest, Bobby Weeks, who agrees to go with him but struggles with keeping his lycanthropic curse hidden.
Jonathan Steele, a wounded veteran battling PTSD, arrives with his disgruntled wife. After drinking too much at dinner, Jonathan insults the homeless Bobby, and Bobby is missing from the house the next morning.
The dark past of Maggie’s home awakens in the present…
Jake, whose faith is in doubt, confides in a local priest while he and Jonathan search for Bobby, and Ricky’s ghost makes another visit to Jonathan, causing him to become fixated on saving Maggie from the evil that surrounds her.
As the danger intensifies, trust is elusive, and betrayal is certain…
Maggie might be lost, Bobby confronts a terrible choice, and Jake and Jonathan fight to save them all—before they become more victims of the horror emerging beneath the deadly house in Jotham.

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Thomas S. Flowers is the published author of several character driven stories of fright. He resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife and daughter. His first novel, Reinheit, was published by Forsaken. He also has a short story, “Lanmò,” in The Sinister Horror Company’s horror anthology The Black Room Manuscripts. In 2008, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army where he served for seven years, with three tours serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2014, Thomas graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake with a BA in History. He blogs at machinemean[dot]org, where he does author interviews and reviews on a wide range of strange yet oddly related topics.

Killer Instinct by S.E. Green

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She’s not evil, but she has certain… urges.

Lane is a typical teenager. Loving family. Good grades. Afterschool job at the local animal hospital. Martial arts enthusiast. But her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick.

Why?

Because she might be one herself.

Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals—delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder. But with each visceral rush the line of self-control blurs.

And then a young preschool teacher goes missing. Only to return… in parts.

When Lane excitedly gets involved in the hunt for “the Decapitator,” the vicious serial murderer that has come to her hometown, she gets dangerously caught up in a web of lies about her birth dad and her own dark past. And once the Decapitator contacts Lane directly, Lane knows she is no longer invisible or safe. Now she needs to use her unique talents to find the true killer’s identity before she—or someone she loves—becomes the next victim…

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I study serial killers. They’re loners. Obsessive compulsives. People who lack emotion and fantasize violence. Intelligent people who on the outside seem normal.

Interesting thing is, I am those profiles. I have urges. I plot ways to violently make people pay for what they’ve done to others.

Nature versus nurture. Of course I’ve studied that. I’ve got good parents with decent genetics so for me I’ve always suspected it’s something else. Except . . . I have no clue what.

I don’t know why I am the way I am, why I think the way I think, why I do the things I do. All I know is that I’m different. Always have been. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know something was off in me.

At ten, when other kids were coloring with crayons, I started tracking serial killers and keeping details of their murders in a journal—a journal no one has ever seen but me.

Now, seven years later, most teens hang out with friends. I, however, prefer spending my spare time at the court house—with Judge Penn to be exact. He tries all the hard cases.

His staff expects to see me, believing my lie about wanting to go into law, and so I give my customary nod as I enter the back of Penn’s court and quietly take my usual spot in the left rear corner. I sit down and get out my summer reading just in case today’s log is boring.

It’s not.

A balding, short, pudgy, accountant type man sits beside a slick lawyer he’s obviously spent a lot of money on. The Weasel is what I decide to name him.

In the viewing gallery sit a handful of women, three are crying and two stoically stare straight ahead.

On the stand is another one of the expressionless ones and she’s speaking, “. . . classical music, a candle. He knew his way around, like he’d been in my house before. He handcuffed my ankles and wrists to the bed posts and stuffed gauze in my mouth so my screams couldn’t be heard. He cut my clothes away and left me naked. He wore a condom and was clean shaven, everywhere. He had a full face mask on.”

No evidence.

“He raped me,” she matter-of-factly reports and then describes in detail all the vicious ways he violated her.

“I’m going to be sick,” the woman in front of me whispers before getting up and leaving the room.

I continue listening to the details, mentally cataloging them. Details don’t bother me. They don’t make me sick. They don’t make me want to leave a room. If anything they draw me in because they are just that—details, facts.

A few of the women in the room sniffle and I glance to The Weasel. Although he’s doing a good job of keeping his emotions blank, I catch a slight smirk on his lips that kicks my pulse.

This is one of the things I consider a talent of mine. While some people show every emotion, I show none. And I can read others’ body language, others’ faces when they think they’re doing a stellar job of masking. The Weasel obviously thinks he’s getting away with something.

Thirty minutes later The Weasel is found not guilty due to lack of evidence. As he walks from the court room, his slight smirk becomes more visible when he glances at one of the sniffling women.

This is another thing people make the mistake of—confidence, cockiness, ego.

The Weasel will rape again. Of this I’m sure.

If it is my destiny to be a killer, I’m going to need a type. And today decides that my type will be criminals—specifically, those that have managed to avoid punishment.

I turn seventeen next week. The Weasel will be my birthday present to myself. I think I’ve just found my first victim.

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S. E. Green (aka Shannon Greenland) is the award winning author of the teen thriller, Killer Instinct, a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; the teen spy series, The Specialists, an ALA Popular Paperback and a National Reader’s Choice recipient; and the YA romance, The Summer My Life Began, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award. Her books have been translated into several languages and are currently on numerous state reading lists. Vanquished is her debut novel for adults.

Shannon grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. She didn’t even read her first book for enjoyment until she was twenty-five. After that she was hooked! When she’s not writing, she works as an adjunct math professor and lives on the coast in Florida with her very grouchy dog. Find her online everywhere @segreenauthor.

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Master of Malice: The Scarecrow by Cas Peace

 

Let’s get to know the Author before we take a look inside this book.

Cas lives in the lovely county of Hampshire, southern UK, where she was born. On leaving school she trained for two years before qualifying as horse-riding instructor. During this time she also learned to carriage-drive. She spent thirteen years in the British Civil Service before moving to Rome, Italy, where she and her husband, Dave, lived for three years. They enjoy returning whenever they can. Cas supports many animal charities and owns two rescue dogs. She has a large collection of cacti and loves gardening. She is also a folk singer/songwriter and is currently writing and recording nine folk-style songs to accompany each of her fantasy books. You can listen to and download all the songs from her website: www.caspeace.com

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Pure evil resists all attempts to destroy it, seeking only its ultimate vengeance. Three years have passed since Reen’s trial and exile and changes have occured at the Manor. Taran now resides in Loxton Castle as Elias’s Court Artesan, with Sullyan, General Blaine, and Colonel Vassa all making regular tours of guard duty there. Accused of corrupting her daughter Princess Seline, the disgraced former queen, Sofira, has been exiled to Bordenn, where she nurses a bitter heart. And a terrible scarecrow creature has taken roost in a dank cell below the palace of Lerric, Sofira’s father. Word reaches Sullyan of Reen’s suicide. The lack of a body and a series of dreadful events in Port Loxton—a vicious murder, a brutal ambush, and a devastating fire—raise doubts in her mind. She launches an investigation, unsuspecting of the evil that’s about to be unleashed… 

 

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“Daughter, forgive me, but I must ask you again; are you sure, are you completely sure this is what you want? You haven’t seen him yet, you haven’t spoken with him. I have to tell you, he is not the man you remember, no matter what his letters suggested.” Lerric was sitting with Sofira on the bed in her luxuriously appointed chamber, autumn sunlight streaming through the window. Its warmth helped alleviate the horror he still felt after his earlier meeting with the creature Sofira had begged him to save. The king held fast to his daughter’s hands, mainly to disguise the tremble of his own, but also to convey his intense unease. He looked earnestly into her hard gray eyes and willed her to hear his concern. Despite his fear, he was loath to reveal precisely what had taken roost in that fetid cell far beneath the palace floors. Sofira stared back at him, hearing his care for her, seeing his distress. But it seemed she could not understand his concern, for her brittle eyes glazed with tears. “Don’t you want me to have back what was taken from me, Father?” Her colorless face was animated with hurt. “You know how unhappy I’ve been since I was forced to return here. You know how I ache for my children.” Lerric nodded. “I know it’s been hard for you. At least at the castle Elias allowed you access to them—” “Access?” Sofira snarled. “What use is access to me? Never allowed to be alone with them, never to take them out of my prison, never to walk in the park with them? He doled out time with them as if giving tidbits to a dog, and kept me kenneled like one, too. And I a Queen! How could you condone that?” Lerric thought better of reminding his daughter she had ceased to be a queen when Elias dissolved their marriage. And in light of what she had done—misled by Reen or not, she couldn’t pretend ignorance of the risks she had run—Lerric considered her fortunate not to have suffered the death penalty. Not that he could tell her that, either. He spoke soothingly. “I didn’t say I condoned it, daughter, and you know I never wanted to see you separated from Eadan and Seline. It’s just that . . . Sofira, are you absolutely convinced Hezra is sane?”
Sofira froze. She stared at her father, a biting retort on her lips. But then she realized he was only trying to protect her, clumsy though he was. She relaxed her spine and smiled. “Oh, Father, of course I’m sure. Do you think I wouldn’t know if something had affected his mind? It’s a clever ruse, a ploy he’s devised to make them relax their vigilance. Didn’t you read his letters? Didn’t you feel the sincerity in his words, his deep desire to restore all I’ve lost? And don’t forget, my restoration will also benefit you. You’ll be more than recompensed for your trouble and the support you continue to give us. We’ll not forget you or Bordenn when I am once again Albia’s High Queen.” Lerric doubted that. He had seen the light of fanaticism in the scarecrow’s eyes, the driving desire to control, the fervid lust for revenge at any cost. Reen might be willing to accept the title of consort for now, but Lerric would not bet much on him being happy with a supporting role for long, not once the reins of power were in his hands. Sofira was clearly already under his spell. He had cunningly charmed her from within his prison, writing her words of contrition, loyalty, and love. In her beleaguered state of angry, lonely sorrow, brought on by the conditions Elias had imposed on her, she had been easy prey. Lerric shivered. Why should that word—prey—cause his heart to constrict? Why did it conjure images of ragged carrion birds feasting on a corpse?

 


 

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While working at a wood camp in the Logan canyon during the winter of 1880, Caroline Simpson is forced to thwart the aggressive advances of Mr. Butch Larson, and in the process discovers that her long-time friend James has genuine affection for her. But as stubborn as Caroline is, she minimizes the emotions James has awakened in her, and it takes almost losing him to admit her true feelings.
 

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Annette Lyon is the Whitney Award-winner author of Band of Sisters and a three-time recipient of Utah’s Best of State Medal for fiction, twice for novels and a third time for her novellas. She has received many publication awards from the League of Utah Writers, including the Silver Quill for her first book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series, Paige. She’s published more than a dozen novels, even more novellas, several nonfiction books, and over 120 magazine articles, and she has a cum laude BA in English from BYU. When she’s not writing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found mothering and avoiding the spots on the kitchen floor.

 

 

 

 

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Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
The credit goes to two people: Beverly Cleary (my first attempts at writing were about rodents not unlike Ralph S. Mouse), and my older sister Mel, who was in sixth grade and oh-so-cool. She started writing stories, so of course, writing had to be cool, and I started to. I was about eight years old and have known ever since then that I wanted to be a writer. (All of these years later, my older sister is also a writer; she’s about to finish her MFA in creative nonfiction.)
Give us an insight into how your writing day/time is structured?

When my children were very young, I wrote in snatches of time—fifteen minutes here, half an hour during nap time, and so on. I got very good at thinking ahead to what I’d write when the opportunity presented itself, and then when I found myself in the dance studio lobby for 45 minutes during my daughter’s class, I’d whip out 1500 words as fast as I could. They’re older now, so my schedule is more flexible, but somehow, finding time is still hard. One thing has always stayed the same, however: I cannot write well in the early morning; my brain just refuses to work then. I’m most creative and able to focus after noon and sometimes late in the evening when the house is quiet.
 
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And there it was. She’d dreamed of her first proposal—the first of many,
she’d hoped—but the young man asking for her hand wasn’t supposed to be James.
How could she reject his offer and expect him to be her friend after?


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Undertow: Death’s Twilight by Claudette Melanson

About the Author (Christmas Blitz)

Claudette Melanson writes & edits in Guelph, Ontario, with her husband Ron and four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and an MA in Literature. She’s wished to be a Vampire since age five. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many books living inside her head.

In her spare time she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories….along with other great fiction. She is also very interested in good health and is an advocate of Ketogenic eating, using whole and natural foods. Her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee, cashew flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours.

Future dreams include writing many more books and spending more time with her son Jacob. Her biggest dream is to make Universal Halloween Horror Nights a yearly event with hubby and son. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.

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Maura finally found the truth she was always seeking…or has she?

After being left in the dark for all of her life, Maura’s father, Maxwell, has finally returned to reveal sinister family secrets Maura could never have dreamed possible—including his revelation that she is one of The Born. But his daughter soon discovers both he and her mother are keeping pieces of her reality hidden, still. As Maura struggles to unravel the mysteries surrounding her new existence and discover every piece of the cryptic puzzle, life appears intent on casting stumbling blocks across her path with every step forward.

Tragedy seems to stalk Maura, and those around her, as she stumbles along, altering the young changeling’s family, just when they have all come back together. The changes left in its wake could be for the better, or may threaten their existence, entirely.

With the arrival of Christmas comes the opportunity for Maura to draw close to everyone she loves—and finally reunite with Ron, the man she loves. But permanence has always eluded her, and in her current state of flux this pattern endures, as fate seems intent on snapping the threads that bind her to those she holds most dear. Maxwell’s good intentions pave a road for Maura, littered with misery, while her mother, Caelyn’s, desire to shield her family from pain may tear her away from them, altogether. The perfect happiness in the young vampire’s grasp is so easily swept away and dragged under, out of reach. Can Maura erupt from the darkness and confusion to break the surface and find the life she’s always dreamed of?

In the midst of chaos, assistance materializes in the form of another of her kind—ephemerally beautiful, yet explosively volatile, this new vampire may prove capable of unlocking the puzzle-box Maxwell seems intent on securing from her sight. Maura will discover the darkest parts of herself in her quest to understand the being she is destined to become. Her newfound friend has some shady intentions of his own—such as thwarting the love that has grown between Maura and Ron. Following in the wake of the impulsive vampire’s misguided instruction may further pull a naive Maura down into the depths of ultimate despair, heartbreak…and even destruction.

 

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My hand came to rest on Ron’s chest as I tried to steady myself and his heartbeat pulsed against my palm—electrifying, as if a wire had connected the two—and I realized the beating inside my head mirrored the same inside his chest.  His heartbeat resonated in my ears, silencing the rest of the world.  Ron’s mouth moved, speaking words, but his heart drowned those out, too. 

“Shhhhhh…” I bent to kiss him and devour any words of protest.  There was a pulse in his full, perfect lower lip that kept time against my own.  He lay very still now, so I pushed myself up enough to look in his face.  It was red…everything my sight beheld was tinged scarlet, so I shut my eyes against it.  I could hear a small tearing sound, as if there was a microscopic person inside my head ripping paper—crek…crek…crek.   My canines ached like they were being ripped from their sockets.  If I could just sink them into his flesh, it would take away all the pain…


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Taming the Whirlwind by L.M. Heidle

 

 

Liz is slowly accomplishing her goals:

Get out of her small town- CHECK
Graduate College- CHECK
Move to New York- CHECK
Get a job- working on it
Find drama- WAIT! NO! 
Finding drama was NOT on her to-do list, but apparently life didn’t get the memo, because it threw her one heck of a curveball. What curveball you ask? It’s not a what, but a who and that who would be Mr. Kade Ian Parker. The tattooed, short-tempered, sexier than should be allowed businessman, has turned her world more than upside down. He obliterated it. Her life has turned into something that even a soap opera writer couldn’t come up with.
            Kade never wanted to find love. He saw how his family crumbled after his mom left; there was no way he was going to be crushed by another woman. No one had come close to making him want more, until her. No matter how hard he fought his attraction and oh did he try. Hell, he basically pushed her into another man’s arms, nothing changed.  He. Still. Wanted. Her.  
         

 


 

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About me? Hmm . . . I hate this part.
It kind of makes me feel like I’m answering questions for a dating service, but
here you go. . .
          I’ve
spent most of my life in one part or another of Missouri. The last four years,
through my husband’s career, I’ve gotten to live in Texas and Georgia.
          My
husband and I have been married for ten years. We have two beautiful boys, who
will most likely drive me to insanity before they’re ten. We have three
disgusting snakes (Can you tell it wasn’t my idea?). Now we’ve added a Rat
terrier puppy to the crazy mix, who is beyond spoiled, but at least I get to
dress someone in pink.
          I’d
never planned on being a writer, never even crossed my mind. It started as a
way to escape during a difficult time in my life and then I realized how much I
loved it. I’d finished my first book and couldn’t wait to start the next one.
Now I’m on book four and already have ideas for number five running through my
head.
          I
never thought writing would be more than a hobby, but when I was given the
opportunity to publish, I decided to take it. Who knows where the future will
lead, maybe I’ll sell one book or a thousand, but at least I fought my fear of
the unknown and tried.
          I have a ton
of people to thank. My husband and children for putting up with me. My sister
for giving me the idea by getting me addicted to my Kindle. If there was a
Kindle’s Anonymous, I’d probably need to be a member. My parents for always
believing in anything I do. Julie of Amazing Things Press for giving me a shot.
Last, but definitely not least my fans (when I get some) for taking a chance on
an unknown writer.  


With Love,
Lindsey

 

          

Author Top Ten
Top Ten Favorites for L.M. Heidle

Spending time with my family
The Dance by Garth Brooks
Twilight movies and books–Team Edward!
Pride and Prejudice movie
Hitman/Mafia Romance (Marked Series by J.M. Sevilla and Carter Reed series by Tijan)
Hinder, pre2013
Singing even when you don’t know all the words
Crime shows: Bones, Criminal Minds, and NCIS
Reading while snuggled in bed on a rainy day
Hearing a song that brings back the past

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I had to run to keep up with him. “Kade where are you going?” I knew damn well where he was going, but I was trying to buy myself some time. I had to come up with a plan to stop him, because the look in his eyes told me someone would end up in the hospital and someone in jail. Since Kade used to be a fighter in college and still boxed weekly for exercise, I doubted he was the one going to the hospital.

 


 

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Kylie’s been crushing on Kole for two years now, but can she get him to see her as more than a friend?

For years Kylie has watched her older sisters get asked to every school dance there is. Yet once she’s old enough to go, the invites are in short supply. While getting overlooked has never felt good, it hasn’t really hurt the way it does this year. Because now there’s someone she really wants to go with: Kole Kingston. Kole is charming and funny. Gorgeous and kind. And everything she wants in a guy. Trouble is, he’s also her very best friend. Can Kylie tear herself free from the friend-zone in time to get asked to the Christmas dance? Or will she – like so many others – find that a romance between them will never be?

                                


 

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Kimberly Krey specializes in writing “romance that’s clean without losing the steam!”   She’s a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry. She discovered her love for writing in college when given a creative writing assignment. She still remembers sitting in the lamplight’s glow, crafting words to depict the vision in her head. That assignment sparked a passion within her. It took years to return to that passion, but now that she has, she counts it among her greatest blessings.

Krey is author of the top-selling Sweet Montana Bride series, as well as its companion series, Second Chances. 

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1-  Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?


Yes. It’s about learning to love yourself despite your imperfections. (And others despite theirs, as well.)

2-   Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

 Each book I write gives me a new insight into the different perspectives of each of my characters. This one reminded me of how important it is to be sensitive to others; we never know what they’re struggling with. 


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“Ooh, ho, ho! Looks like someone’s standing beneath the mistletoe,” Mike yells from clear down the hall. I glance up and see a small cluster of red and green hovering right over our heads. That must mean we’re next to the – I look to my left for confirmation; yes – the trophy case. My heart bursts into an uncontrollable spasm. My legs feel weak and jelly-like.
            Several of the students have already filtered out to their busses or cars in the wet, miserable slush. But am here, warm and dry, standing beneath a dangling sprig of mistletoe with none other than Kole Kingston before me.
            I have mentally cursed the neighbor kid who keeps hanging the mistletoe next to the trophy case. I have shot daggers out of my eyes at him for having to witness all the couples who’ve stopped to make-out between classes. But in this moment I take it all back. Tony Anchorman, I love you, your awkward cousin, and your ugly cat too.

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Dare to Stay by Jen McLaughlin

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Today we are revealing the cover for DARE TO STAY by Jen McLaughlin. This book is being released by Penguin on August 2, 2016 and it is the 2nd book in the Sons of Steel Row series. Check out the fantastic blurb below, along with pre-order links for this book and the 1st book in the series, Dare to Run.

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The sizzling second novel in the gritty contemporary Sons of Steel Row series from the author of Dare to Run.

Bruised and bloodied on Boston’s mean streets, Chris O’Brien is reeling from the loss of his childhood best friend. But after barely escaping a hit placed on his head, Chris is desperate to live. A chance encounter leads him to the perfect safe haven—the home of a girl from his childhood, Molly Lachlan. Before he has fully considered what it would mean to involve her in his mess, he lets her take him home.

For Molly, letting Chris into her house means also letting him into her life. Danger and desperation are coming off of him like steam, and yet she can’t bring herself to turn him away. His bad boy charm always had a hold on her, but now there’s a soulfulness and sorrow in him that she’s never seen before. And despite the heart-stopping risk of helping him, she hopes against all reason that he’ll stay…

 

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“Addicting from start to finish!”New York Times bestselling author Addison Moore

“With hot, sexy chemistry and heroes to die for, Jen McLaughlin’s books always deliver!”New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye

“Jen McLaughlin’s books are sexy and satisfying reads!”New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst

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Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of sexy books with Penguin Random House. Under her pen name, Diane Alberts, she is also a USA TODAY bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, hit the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and four cats. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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Love and Decay: Revolution Episode 2 by Rachel Higginson

Today is the release day of Rachel Higginson’s Love and Decay: Revolution, Episode 2. This is a serial novella, and completely standalone in the Love & Decay universe. I am so excited to share this with you!! Be sure to enter Rachel’s giveaway as well and grab your copy today!

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About Love and Decay: Revolution: Episode Two:

Revolution Episode 2

It’s not easy being a badass Zombie killer. But somebody’s got to do it.

Page Parker is unsatisfied with her post-apocalyptic life in the relative safety of the research station. She knows there’s something bigger out there for her. There’s something… more.

When “more” just happens to show up on her doorstep one night, she finally has the opportunity to find the purpose she’s been looking for. And the revenge.

But first she must convince her overprotective family that leaving their home and fighting an evil bigger than Zombies is the right thing to do. Except they don’t want to listen.

 

Until the fight follows them home. Until it destroys every semblance of peace and illusion of security they’ve worked so hard for.

They’re not safe anymore.

And until they kill Matthias Allen, Zombies are the least of their problems.

 

Love and Decay: Revolution is a Dystopian Romance Novella Series about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with. Every episode is approximately 20,000 words long and released every two weeks. Look for Love and Decay: Revolution, Episode Three coming January 8th, 2016.

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Rachel Higginson Bio:

rachel_profile_pic (1)Rachel Higginson is the author of The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, The Star-Crossed Series, Love & Decay Novella Series and much more!

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days writing stories and raising four amazing kids.

 

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Christmas Blitz (Day 7)

About the Author (Christmas Blitz)
5 amazing authors from 5 Prince Publishing have come together to make this wonderful Anthology. Let’s get to know them.

Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music
and the feel of sand between her toes.  She attended Wilkes University
where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to
writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading
books at the beach.  She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern
Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.

 

Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13,
when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d
share with her friends.  Her journey into novel writing started the
summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old
typewriter.  At all times of the day and night you would find her on
the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to
write for the next 22 years.

In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial
needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write
seriously with the goal of being published.  That year she wrote 12
books.  In 2009  she was contracted for her first trilogy and the
published author was born.  In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that
she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and
has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking
on other authors in other genres.

Bernadette
spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events.
She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her
second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.  An avid reader she loves
to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she
always promises Happily Ever After.

 

 Jessica Dall finished her first novel at age 15 and been writing ever since. She is the author of such novels as Grey Areas and The Bleeding Crowd, the Broken Line Series, and
a number of short stories which have appeared in both literary
magazines and anthologies. When not writing, she works as a freelance
editor and creative writing teacher in Washington, DC.

 

Railyn Stone hails from the TarHeel State and is a
romantic at heart. She believes you can find romance in the simplest
aspects of life and enjoys letting her imagination run wild. Trying new
restaurants, listening to music, playing golf and writing over the top
stories about ordinary people are the hobbies she cherishes most.

 

 Lisa
is happily married to her soul-mate and they have a daughter and two
crazy dogs. She especially enjoys being creative and now writes almost
full time.

In 2012 Lisa and her family relocated from England
to their beloved Scotland; a place of happy holidays and memories for
them. Her new location now features in all of her books.

Writing has always been something Lisa has enjoyed, although in the past
it has centered on poetry and song lyrics. Some of which appear in her
stories.

Since she started writing in 2012 she has loved every minute of becoming a published author.

Susan Lohrer grew up all over western Canada and lives in
BC with her husband, their two children who are still at home, three
dogs, and far too many aquariums. She believes life is always better
with a healthy dose of humor.

 


Book Information (Christmas Blitz)

Let’s look at these 6 great stories!

BERNADETTE MARIE~Bestselling Author

A Romance for Christmas~ A Keller Family Christmas Novella

Tiffany longed to have the kinds of relationships she’d watched her
best friend’s family create over the years. The Keller and Benson
families forged long lasting—true love relationships that come once in a
lifetime. Unfortunately, her romances were a little more on the
freestyle side. That was until she met country music bass player Blake
and it turned out to be the best Christmas ever.

LISA J. HOBMAN~Bestselling Author

Last Christmas – A The Girl Before Eve Christmas Novella

After two blissful years of marriage, Lily and Adam are going
strong. Their relationship was always based on friendship and so they
can pretty much get through anything.

That is until an opportunity of a lifetime is presented to Lily which will take her overseas to the USA.

Adam’s role teaching high school English has been a part of his life
for so long and the thought of upping sticks and moving across the
Atlantic really doesn’t appeal. Can he convince Lily that their life is
in Scotland or will the promise of a new career in Hollywood be too good
for feisty, independent Lily to pass up?

Is this one obstacle too far for the best friends turned husband and wife?

RAILYN STONE~Bestselling Author

Restored Hearts

EnVee McAlister just bought a house. It’s an old Victorian home that
needs a lot of work, especially if she wants to get into it by
Christmas.

Logan Edwards is the contractor she’s hired to help her.
Unfortunately, he’s not like any man she’s ever encountered and his
arrogance and crass demeanor is making it hard to deal with him. Both
she and Logan hold no punches and their terribly blunt personalities
clash like oil and water.

But when she finds out about Logan’s tragic past, it forces her to
deal with her own insecurities and emotions she’s desperately tried to
forget. And instead of a house for Christmas, EnVee receives something
she never expected.

SUSAN LOHRER~Bestselling Author

A Christmas for Chloe

When free spirit Jessica Caldwell’s daughter is diagnosed with Down
syndrome weeks before Christmas, her carefree existence sheds its
holiday glitter in a collision with the regimented world of pediatric
medical care.

For Brendan Kean, their first family Christmas is going to be the
highlight of his life—until he learns their baby has Downs. Now his
tangled feelings for his tiny daughter just make him want to spend more
time at work. This Christmas is turning into such a disaster that some
days it feels like even Santa is out to get him.

Jessica and Brendan are trying to salvage Christmas and their
relationship the best they can—but could baby Chloe’s diagnosis be the
one thing that shows them the true meaning of Christmas?

AMY L. GALE~Bestselling Author

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Small town real estate agent Holly Clifford is counting the seconds
until she pays off the debt incurred from caring for her sick mother and
can move out of Hilldale Vermont forever. After forfeiting her college
scholarship to Eastern University Law School to be at her mother’s side,
she obtained her real estate license and took a position at Trust
Reality. NICK SHAW is on the path to victory. As a high school football
hero turned rookie star wide receiver of the newest NFL team, the Iowa
Talons, success is all he knows. But sometimes there’s things fame and
money can’t buy. When Nick returns to Hilldale, he puts on offer on a
lakeside mansion up for sale by Trust Reality and turns Holly’s life
upside down. Can she stay on track and resist Nick’s charm or will she
blitzed by Hilldale’s football hero this Christmas?

JESSICA DALL

Holidays Past

It doesn’t feel much like Christmas in Green Haven this year. With
bad weather and a relatively empty town, Marc is starting to regret not
going home for the holidays. When an old flame shows up, however, a
second chance at love might be worth the Christmas away.

Get your copy of this book today!
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Extras (Christmas Blitz)

Let’s get to know one of the authors and their story!
Author Q&A
1. What is your favorite part of writing?



My favorite part of writing is leaving behind the stress and day to day
life of the real world and transporting to somewhere amazing where
someone is just about to fall in love.


 

2. Is there a message in your novels you want readers to grasp?
The message in my writing I
want my readers to grasp is to never give up on your dreams and anything
is possible with someone you love by your side.
3.Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I’ve always loved to write
but didn’t have the time to devote to writing during college. After I
started working in the real world, I fell in love with the New Adult
romance genre and once I read just about every book available at the
time I decided to write my own. I shared my story with a few close
friends who encouraged me to go for it! Two years and three books later,
here I am.
4.Give us an insight to how your writing day/time is structured.
I write in the evening when I
am the only person home and not a creature is stirring except for my
six cats and Golden Retriever. I like to leave the world behind and dive
into my story.
5. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learned that writing the
book is the easiest part. I didn’t realize how much time and effort
needs to go into promoting and marketing. Now I schedule time for both.
6. What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing and how do you defeat it?
The thing I struggle with the
most while writing is time management. I work full-time so it’s
pertinent to schedule writing time. Sometimes the voices in my head
demand to be heard even when it’s 3 a.m. and I’ve got to get up for work. I love it though.

 

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I blink, trying to focus my blurry vision.
Amazing, just when I think he can’t get any sexier, he goes and does this. Nick
flings a guitar strap over his shoulder and joins the local band up on
stage.  “Give it up for our own football
star, Nick Shaw,” the lead singer says into the microphone. A roar of clapping
fills the air. I sway from side to side, steadying myself against the back of
the chair. I take a sip of my third martini. “For those of you don’t know, Nick
used to be the guitar player of Steel Asylum back in the day.” The singer runs
a hand through his hair and nods to the other members.
Hoots and hollers fill the bar.  Beautiful, familiar chords flow through. The
crowd breaks into a frenzy. I close my eyes, taking in the melodic tones. Even
in my altered state, it hits me. Oh my God, they’re going to attempt “Stairway
to Heaven”? I gaze at the stage, following Nick’s every move. His fingers glide
along the strings effortlessly. Like everything he touches turns into pure
magic. The lights shine down, glowing all around him, turning him into an
angel.  My eyes lock onto him, refusing
to take in anything else. The singer belts out the lyrics, trying to capture
Robert Plant’s essence. Of course it’s not even close to perfect, but it’s fun.
Maybe that’s the point. Nick’s fingers tap along the strings. His forearm
muscles dance along the rolled-up sleeves of his gray dress shirt. What is it
about musicians and athletes that drives me wild? And the combination, that’s
just like an atomic bomb about to go off. Willpower, where are you? I chair
dance to the final chorus, Nick still in my crosshairs. The lights dim, casting
a blue glow over the small stage. Nick slides his fingers along the strings.
Perfect finish. The crowd cheers, giving a standing ovation. Nick tosses the
guitar strap back over his head and sets the Les Paul Starburst down. If he
carried that in one hand and a football in the other, no doubt he’d get mauled
to death with every step. The foursome of bandmates and Nick walk to the front
of the stage and take a quick bow. “Don’t even think of going anywhere. We’ll
be back after a quick break. Here’s more Zeppelin to rock your world.” The lead
singer steps away from the mic and switches to a CD.  Nick slides into the chair at our table.
“What’s the verdict?”

Is he for real? He
turned from hot football player to smoldering rock god in a matter of five
minutes. I’d say the jury’s unanimous. “I didn’t know you had a secret talent.”
He leans forward across the table. “More where that came from.” He sits back in
his chair. I sip my drink. “Maybe it’s time I learn some of them.” Wait, did
that just slip out of my mouth? I set down my glass. Enough of the liquid
confidence. Or is it truth serum?  He
raises an eyebrow, flashing a quick smile. “You know, I’ve never met anyone
like you.” “I guess you don’t get out much.” He sips his beer. “Seriously,
you’re… real.”  I slug down the rest of
my martini. “There’s nothing worse than being surrounded by fake smiles and judging
eyes. I can relate.” He shakes his head. “It’s not that. You’re focused but can
still see the whole picture. A sweetheart but not a pushover. And you never let
your guard down, even when you should.” “That’s how you end up getting hurt.”
He slides his hand across the table, running his thumb along my fingers. “Or
it’s how you find something amazing. It’s all about taking a risk, and I’d risk
anything to be with you right now.”

Author Top 10 
I would do
almost anything for chocolate.

 


My favorite
pizza topping is black olives.

I love the beach but only go in the
ocean up to my knees for fear a shark might attack me.
I love to travel but hate to fly, thank
God for alcohol.

 

 

I have an issue with buying flip flops
and have so many I could probably share them with a small town.
Green is my favorite color.
I love
animals and would have a zoo if I could.
I love rock
music and I’m a huge Led Zeppelin fan.
I bake and
decorate cakes in my very limited spare time.
Even though
I write romance novels I’m a huge horror fan.


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