New Release: Raven Hill by Richard D. Cooper

Recently widowed, plagued with insomnia, Jeff Hanks is a man teetering on the brink.

The sleepy community of Raven, nestled comfortably on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, is subjected to a terrifying storm that awakens a slumbering malignant nightmare.

Jeff Hanks seeks out the welcoming tranquility of Raven, hoping it will ease his grieving mind, but what he discovers is a town slowly being ravaged by an unspeakable evil. Slaughtered animals litter the moors; peculiar hairless creatures are seen on CCTV, and something dark, ancient and abhorrent lurks inside the old mausoleum on top of Raven Hill.

As worlds collide, Hanks finds not only his faith stretched to breaking point, but his very sanity threatened by a being that can enter human minds at will, bringing your desires to flesh, and making your deepest, darkest fears a terrible reality.

 

Excerpt

   “We think there might be something in the mausoleum on top of Raven Hill,’ Franklin explained, ‘something . . . I don’t know . . . something ancient and incredibly evil. It can’t get out, but it wants out, if you understand me.’

Julia had regarded them silently for a moment before answering. ‘I think I understand,’ she’d replied, ‘in fact, I’ve been dreaming about that place, and those dreams have not been pleasant.’ She gestured to a table and chairs in the living room and told them to sit. She’d then drawn the curtains and sat down herself, at the head of the table. And the séance began.

‘I can’t bre . . . (gasp) . . . I can’t bre . . .

Jeff watched as Julia’s chest heaved up and down and her fingers became clawed on the tabletop. Her crimson nails scratched and tapped a jittery tattoo on the wood.  Franklin opened his eyes and gave Jeff a searching look that silently asked: Is she ok?

Nodding, Jeff raised a finger to his lips, indicating that they shouldn’t interrupt her.”

 

 

“Raven Hill” by Richard D. Cooper is available from

Amazon UK and Amazon US.

 

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New Release: Return to Angel Island by Tony Mead

This is the third book in this story. After several adventures together in the Royal Navy, Ben Burrows and Edward Barraclough have resigned and are now planning to retire and make a new life farming at Fell Cottage Cartmel.

However, there are still a few loose ends from their past life. Will these issues lie dormant and leave them in peace? Can they resist going back to the heat of the Caribbean for Captain Kidd’s treasure, which they hid on the volcanic Angel Island? There is still a precarious bond between Ben and Ruth, his childhood sweetheart. How can that be resolved when she is now married to the Governor of Jamaica and Ben has found himself a new love?

They are forced into making a decision when news reaches them that their old captain has been taken prisoner by the French on Martinique. Should they risk their new life to go in search of the captain and the treasure?

 

About the Author

A Yorkshireman born in Wibsey, Tony had several ambitions when he was young. The first was to play rock & roll on a cruise ship which he achieved in 1996.  The second was to work as a professional artist, which he achieved between 1999 and 2010.  The third was to write adventure novels. He began writing seriously in 2010 after digging out a few ideas he’d jotted down in the 80’s.

This is Tony fourth historical fiction novel.  His other published titles are:

“Sea Dog’s Revenge”: Amazon UK   *    Amazon US

“Guilty of Honour”: Amazon UK   *   Amazon US

“The Secret of Angel Island”: Amazon UK   *    Amazon US

 

Excerpt from the Book

 “A tiny pebble suddenly landed in Ben’s lap; he looked up and could see Douglas who was silhouetted against the dying embers of the fire signalling to him. Ben carefully reached for his pistols, and with a metallic click, he cocked them. He could see that Edward had also been alerted and now the adrenaline really kicked in, he could hear his heartbeat as it thumped in his chest. Minutes seemed like hours as they ticked slowly passed.

A ghostly silhouette ran in towards them from the shadows; there was a blinding flash, a loud bang, and then a scream. Douglas had fired his pistol and one of the attackers lay writhing on the ground. Out of the dark came the other bandits, shrieking and yelling trying to frighten their victims.

Ben could just make out a figure running towards him; he gently squeezed the trigger of one of his pistols. The flash temporarily blinded him as the gun kicked in his hand. The running figure, who had probably never seen Ben at the base of the tree, was now spinning like a rag doll, his legs, and arms flying in all directions until he fell in a crumpled heap close to Ben’s feet.

There followed a moment of almost silence. The gunshots were still echoing across the lake, and then suddenly out of the dark Ian Douglas called: “Don’t shoot it’s me, Douglas.”

Jamie Douglas had thrown wood onto the fire, which blazed brightly illuminating the campsite. His ghillie came into the light dragging two bodies with him. He unceremoniously dumped them by the fire, both had their throats cut.”

 

 

“Return to Angel Island” by Tony Mead is available from Amazon UK in hardback and paperback. It’s also available from Amazon US.

 

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New Release: Bertha: The Swiss Trader’s Daughter by Eleni Trataris Cotton

It is 1915 and the Great War changes everything.

Born of two cultures, black and white, the Deuss sisters live lives of privilege in Nyasaland, now Malawi, a magnificent country where people walk in fear of slave traders, where big game is hunted, and affluent colonials drink cocktails at sundown.

It ends suddenly when catastrophic events tear their family apart. Bertha and her sisters are left unprotected in a male dominated, racist society.

Rejecting despair, they forge a new path for themselves with courage and determination. But is this enough to open society’s closed doors, to build a new life, find love and defy what society expects lone girls of mixed race to do?

This is fact-fiction meticulously researched, a novel and adventure story which is based on real peoples’ lives, people who experienced the depths of tragedy, yet also the heights of joy during their lives on an unforgettably beautiful and wild continent.  It is a slice of history, a window into an enthralling, exciting and doomed world that is gone forever.

 

About the Author

Eleni was born in Malawi and educated in Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia) and the United Kingdom. She now lives in Kent with her husband John and son Nick and spends as much time as possible in Greece on the island where her father was born and where she has three Rescue dogs. Four of her other children also live in the South East where she can keep an interfering eye on them but one has escaped to the Wirral. Part of her heart still lingers in Malawi where she forgot it when she had to leave.

 

 

Excerpt 

 “Elsa was finding her life a struggle and she reflected ironically how just a few short weeks ago she had been feeling so content, so fulfilled in the new life that she had chosen for herself.

But then her father’s letter had arrived and turned all of their worlds upside-down. Probably the most difficult thing was keeping up appearances in front of A Mayi who, thankfully, was going from strength to strength, busy with animals and gardens and happy to have her sisters close by, though she would never admit this.

Elsa’s main worry was Paulina’s ability to keep quiet about the letter. Paulina thrived on misery, thought Elsa irritably, and was probably bursting to unload onto their mother the unhappy news that had so disrupted their lives. She had to trust that she would not, but A Mayi’s vulnerability was causing her serious pangs of anxiety.

Then there was the Andrew situation. Now, more than ever, she wanted the matter cleared up, as she became increasingly sure that she did want to marry him. His presence gave her much comfort and he was able to distract her from the underlying clouds of unhappiness that blotted her view of the blue sky. She decided to confront him on his next visit and steeled herself for what was inevitably going to be a difficult conversation.”

 

 

“Bertha, The Swiss Trader’s Daughter” by Eleni Trataris Cotton is available from Amazon UK in hardback, paperback, and e-book. It is also available from Amazon US

 

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New Release: The Little Book of Kindness by Bernadette Russell

Bernadette’s work is a beacon of hope and generosity. This lovely book is packed full of inspiring ideas for how we can all “be the change” and help create a kinder, happier and more trusting world.’
Dr Mark Williamson – Director, Action for Happiness

THE LITTLE BOOK OF
KINDNESS

By Bernadette Russell

Published in hardback by Orion Spring on 7th September 2017, priced at £7.99

 

A THOUGHTFUL EXPLORATION INTO THE THEME OF KINDNESS, WITH PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR HOW TO BE KIND IN EVERY AREA OF OUR LIVES

 

‘Being kind to yourself, to strangers, to those you love, to the world – every day, at every opportunity – will make you happier and more connected to everything and everyone than you have ever been.’

 Prompted by the seeming hopelessness of the world around her, Bernadette Russell undertook a pledge to be kind to a stranger every day for a year. Whether it was baking cakes for neighbours, giving up her seat on public transport, leaving money in books or volunteering at her local charities, the experience left Bernadette with a feeling of wanting to inspire others.

The Little Book of Kindness is packed with fun, practical tips and interactive exercises that encourage you to be kind in every area of life – be it online, to strangers, to the environment, in your community or to yourself – and help to change the world, one act of kindness at a time.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Bernadette Russell first started her blog, 366 Days of Kindness, in 2011, detailing her attempt to be kind to a stranger every day in response to the UK riots earlier that year. In 2015 she was selected as one of the Southbank Centre’s 67 Changemakers for this on-going project, which has resulted in two large scale interactive installations, an international touring theatre show, a US radio documentary and two children’s activity books. Bernadette is a columnist for Balance magazine, writing a monthly musing on the theme of kindness.

Bernadette is available for publicity, for more information please contact Leanne Oliver in the Orion Press Office.

 

 

Cover Reveal: Forsaken Special Edition by RM Gilmore

 

Sacrifice

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Finding herself lost in her own sorrow,

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the clutches of the law and more importantly,

the evil that has attached itself to her soul.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Twilight Court Series by Amy Sumida

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Fairy-Struck
Twilight Court Series Book 1
by Amy Sumida
Genre: Urban Fantasy RH Romance

From the Award Winning author of The Godhunter Series comes an exciting
new Urban Fantasy series!

Would you like to hear a real fairy tale? A story about the war between us
and them. A war which led to a truce and a truce which led to the
creation of a secret society. There are councils you know nothing
about, councils of fairies and of humans who write laws which govern
us both. Laws you also know nothing about, yet you are held
accountable to them. If you break these laws, the Wild Hunt of Fairy
will come for you, but don’t worry too much, it’s hard to break laws
concerning things you don’t believe in. Fairies tend to break the
truce more than humans and that’s where I come in. I’m part of a
military force which monitors the Fey. When they cross the line we
extinguish their light… permanently. I’m Extinguisher Seren Sloane
and I can tell you a real fairy’s tale, if you’re brave enough to listen.
This is a slow building Reverse Harem series–multiple men with one
woman. The series becomes RH in book 6.
Fairy-Struck is free every 10th of the month!
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Pixie-Led – Book 2
Raven-Mocking – Book 3
Here There Be Dragons – Book 4
Witchbane – Book 5
Elf-Shot – Book 6
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Amy Sumida is the
Internationally Acclaimed author of the Award-Winning Godhunter
Series, the fantasy paranormal Twilight Court Series, the Beyond the
Godhunter Series, the music-oriented paranormal Spellsinger Series,
and several short stories. Her books have been translated into
several languages, have made it to the top sellers list on Amazon
numerous times, and the first book in her Spellsinger Series won a
publishing contract with Kindle Press.
 
She was born and raised in
Hawaii, and brings her unique island perspective to all of her books.
She doesn’t believe in using pen names, saving the fiction for her
stories. She’s known for her kick-ass heroines who always have a
witty comeback handy, and her strong, supporting male characters who
manage to be sensitive and alpha all at once.
 
All she’s ever
wanted to do, since she was a little girl, was to write novels. To be
able to do so for a living is a blessing which she wakes up thankful
for every day. Beyond her books, she enjoys collecting toys, to keep
herself young, and cats, to keep herself loved.
 
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New Release: The Dead of Night by Jean Rabe

 

Mystery
Date Published: September 1, 2017
Publisher: Imajin Books
 

As Sheriff Piper Blackwell rushes to a clandestine meeting with an aging, paranoid veteran who believes spies are trailing his every move, she is caught in a fierce thunderstorm. Pounding rain drums against the bluff, washing away the earth and revealing a grisly secret someone tried to bury a long time ago.

 Putting a name to the skeleton on the bluff, and searching for the thief who robbed the old veteran of his life’s earnings, sends Piper delving into the sleepy towns that dot her rural county. Now she’s digging into pasts perhaps best left alone.

 Accompanied by Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, Piper seeks to expose a truth someone wants to remain forever hidden. The investigation may have started with a thunderstorm, but Piper aims to finish it and find justice. Uncovering fragments of Spencer County’s history could prove more dangerous—and deadlier—than she ever expected.

Available on Amazon

 

About the Author

Jean Rabe is the author of thirty-eight novels, more short stories than she cares to count, and has edited magazines and anthologies. She’s new the mystery field, as her earlier works were in fantasy and science fiction. The Dead of Night is her second Piper Blackwell book, an uncozy-cozy with a big dash of police procedural thrown in. The first, The Dead of Winter, was released in 2016. Jean attends game conventions, works as a mentor for graduate-level writing students, and tosses tennis balls for her dogs in her spare time. She makes sure she has spare time for three or four toss sessions a day. You can find her website at www.jeanrabe.com.
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Twitter Link: @jeanerabe

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/jean.rabe.1 

Blog Link: http://jeanerlenerabe.blogspot.com/

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3406.Jean_Rabe 

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Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Jean-Rabe/e/B00J1QR5U2/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_1

Book Launch – http://booklaunch.io/rabtbooktours/the-dead-of-night

 

 

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Blog Tour: The Crows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson

 

The Crows of Beara

By Julie Christine Johnson

Genre: Fiction, Climate Fiction, Eco-Lit, Women’s Fiction

 

Along the windswept coast of Ireland, a woman discovers the landscape of her own heart

When Annie Crowe travels from Seattle to a small Irish village to promote a new copper mine, her public relations career is hanging in the balance. Struggling to overcome her troubled past and a failing marriage, Annie is eager for a chance to rebuild her life.

Yet when she arrives on the remote Beara Peninsula, Annie learns that the mine would encroach on the nesting ground of an endangered bird, the Red-billed Chough, and many in the community are fiercely protective of this wild place. Among them is Daniel Savage, a local artist battling demons of his own, who has been recruited to help block the mine.

Despite their differences, Annie and Daniel find themselves drawn toward each other, and, inexplicably, they begin to hear the same voice–a strange, distant whisper of Gaelic, like sorrow blowing in the wind.

Guided by ancient mythology and challenged by modern problems, Annie must confront the half-truths she has been sent to spread and the lies she has been telling herself. Most of all, she must open her heart to the healing power of this rugged land and its people.

Beautifully crafted with environmental themes, a lyrical Irish setting, and a touch of magical realism, The Crows of Beara is a breathtaking novel of how the nature of place encompasses everything that we are.

Available on Amazon

 

About the Author

Julie’s short stories and essays have appeared in several journals, including Emerge Literary Journal; Mud Season Review; Cirque: A Literary Journal of the North Pacific Rim; Cobalt; River Poets Journal, in the print anthologies Stories for Sendai; Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers; and Three Minus One: Stories of Love and Loss; and featured on the flash fiction podcast No Extra Words. She holds undergraduate degrees in French and Psychology and a Master’s in International Affairs. Julie leads writing workshops and seminars and offers story/developmental editing and writer coaching services.

Named a “standout debut” by the Library Journal, “Very highly recommended” by Historical Novels Review and declared “Delicate and haunting, romantic and mystical” by bestselling author Greer Macallister, Julie’s debut novel In Another Life went into a second printing three days after its February 2, 2016 release.

A finalist for The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, judged by PEN/Faulkner author and Man Booker Award nominee Karen Joy Fowler, Julie’s second novel The Crows of Beara was acquired by Ashland Creek Press and will take flight on September 15, 2017.

A hiker, yogi, and wine geek, Julie makes her home on the Olympic Peninsula of northwest Washington state. 

 

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliechristinejohnson/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieChristineJ

Website: juliechristinejohnson.com

 

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Blackout by Lawrence Johnson Sr.

Book Title: Blackout by Lawrence Johnson Sr.
Category: Adult Fiction; 126 pages
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Detective
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: March 2011
Tour dates: Sept 11 to 22, 2017
Content Rating: PG
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Audiobook Details:

Release Date:07-13-17
Publisher: Lawrence Johnson Sr.
Written by: Lawrence Johnson Sr.
Narrated by: Alistair Dryburgh
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
Series: Alexander Steele Mysteries, Book 1
Unabridged Audiobook

 

Book Description

Alexander Steele is a private detective turned night club owner in the city of Philadelphia. Steele and his longtime girlfriend Shakia’s plans for him to retire are derailed when his cousin brings him an encrypted travel drive. The drive is opened by Steele’s hacker friend Stan. A few days earlier every transformer in Canada had been shut down by the terrorist. The drive in Steele’s possession gave details as to how the event would happen. What made it even more frightening was that the documents on the drive were created 3 months before the actual event; Steele finds himself drawn into the well-crafted mind games of a madman known as Chameleon an American terrorist.

His goal is to shut down the country by collapsing the economy of the United States. From the snow cover streets of Montreal to the tropical beaches of Nassau Steele follows a trail of clues and dead bodies. As he gathers more puzzle pieces Steele inches closer hoping to reveal and thwart the plot to bring down the U S government. He finds himself narrowly surviving constant attempts on his life. The dramatic face-off between Steele and Chameleon takes place in downtown Philadelphia. How will it end? Find out in Blackout, now on Audible.

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Born and raised in the city of Brotherly Love I have been writing for nearly 10 years. I am the author of the 2012 scifi novel Escape 2 Earth. In early 2009 I completed the second installment in the the Escape 2 Earth trilogy called Return 2 Earth also several short stories including a fantasy story titled Dimensions in Time and a sci fi story titled Planet of Doom.
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In 2011 I completed my first detective novel called Blackout. Before writing Escape 2 Earth I began putting together a collection of inspirational and motivational quotes titled Observations from the Edge of Society. I am currently working on the final book in the Escape 2 Earth series called Earth 2, Redemption which will be completed in 2017.
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Blog Tour: Beach Space by Lee DuCote

 

Fictional Humor

Date Published: August 15th 2017

Publisher: Grave Distractions Publications

When seniors normally settle into Cedar Branch Retirement Community they begin a simpler and slower pace of living.  Not this group!  With Jack Goslin, Karl and Betty Rutherfurd, and the Stevens Sisters nothing is simple or slower after moving into the number one retirement community in the south.  With the neighboring resort battling over the beach property our eccentric group of seniors avenge war on the uptight and controlling manager of the resort.  And after CBC gives the green light for residents to have private golf carts, well things just get even crazier for Derrick St. Clair. 

            From the new exotic fitness instructor, to Violet’s secret winery, Jack’s pimped out golf cart, and a host of other new issues for the director, CBC continues to gain popularity as the most interesting retirement community in the south.  If you are looking for a place to retire, settle down, or witness bizarre fiascos stop by Cedar Branch, who knows – you just might make it home!     

Purchase Links

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About the Author

Lee DuCote has traveled the world researching cultures, people, and historical accounts to help create his stories.  A native to Louisiana, he writes to give hope and encouragement to others, as well as to entertain and spark the imagination.  Lee lives in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas with his wife and family and is the author of seven novels including Camp 80 that earned him an international book award.

Contact Information

Website: www.leeducote.com            

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorleeducote

Twitter: @leeducote

Goodreads: Lee DuCote

 

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