BOUND by FOREVER (True Immortality #3) by S YOUNG

“Whether it’s passion, lust, love, anger, vengeance, compassion, ambition, determination…emotion gives us reason to live. If you don’t have that, what’s the point?”

Bound by Forever was superbly written, we were compelled by the story, entranced by the beautiful Japanese scenery and above all, we fell in love with the characters. Samantha Young has a knack for mastering the recipe of a bloody brilliant paranormal romance. It has intrigue, mystery, drama and perfectly placed romance and heat. The build-up is agonisingly slow, just how we like it. The emphasis being on the storyline and character development. The connection and the push-pull was tantalising, the angst and dramatics electrifying. Filled with twists, ancient curses, and prophecies, Bound by Forever had us hooked and is another fabulous instalment in this series.

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Must-Read Mystery Novels | November 2020

Must-Read Mystery Novels | November 2020

Searching for some new mystery books to add to your reading list? You’re in luck because we’ve made a new list of some of our must-read mystery book recommendations. Check out the latest releases from bestselling authors Baer Charlton, Gabriel Farago, Eric Weule, Kirsten Fullmer, David Baldacci, and Janet Evanovich. Enjoy your new books!


Flat Surf

by Baer Charlton

Release Date: November 1, 2020

The new Frank Pounds novel by Baer Charlton… California’s Orange County is famous for television shows of the rich and famous, the rich and disturbed, and neither. Big surf to flat surf, Orange County isn’t what you see on TV. A headless body turns up on a beach. Former sheriff’s detective Frank Pounds is dragged from medical retirement because he may know the identity of the body.

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The Lost Symphony

by Gabriel Farago

Release Date: November 30, 2020

The sixth book in the Jack Rogan Mysteries Series by award-winning and bestselling author Gabriel Farago… When acclaimed Australian journalist and author Jack Rogan inherits an old music box with a curious letter hidden inside, he decides to investigate. As he delves deeper into a murky past of secrets and violence, he soon discovers that he’s not the only one interested in solving the puzzle.

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Caffeine & Nicotine

by Eric Weule

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Kelly Jenks knows the dead boy is going to show him something awful. Jonathan is seven. He never wears shoes, and his feet are always clean. He cruises between this world and the next in a 1967 Cougar XR7. Jonathan has a message for Kelly: There is a faceless man preying on the city’s homeless. Jackie Carmichael hires Kelly to find an employee who has vanished. The case appears simple at first, but Kelly soon discovers that the missing girl is not who she seems.

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Problems at the Pub

by Kirsten Fullmer

Release Date: November 14, 2020

The fourth book in the Sugar Mountain Series by Kirsten Fullmer… The enchanting tourist town of Sugar Mountain, NC is rewriting its tax codes, and no one knows why. Mayor Winslow is up to no good, and he doesn’t seem to care what happens to the local business owners; at least that’s how it feels to Monique Brewer, the local tavern owner. She’s proud of making her own way in the world, and messing with her business is a sure way to get her riled. Sounds like another job for The Sugar Mountain Ladies Historical Society!

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Fortune and Glory

by Janet Evanovich

Release Date: November 3, 2020

The third book in the Atlee Pine Series by New York Times Bestselling Author David Baldacci… For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy’s disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet: the identity of her sister’s kidnapper, Ito Vincenzo.

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Daylight

by David Baldacci

Release Date: November 17, 2020

The 27th book in the Stephanie Plum Series by New York Times Bestselling Author David Baldacci… When Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur’s new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair…and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, they discover that they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way—along with a new adversary who’s even more formidable.

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Books To Read For Fans of Melanie Harlow

Books To Read For Fans of Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance novels. Some of her recent popular releases include: Make Me Yours, Drive Me Wild, and the Cloverleigh Farms Series. If you’re in the mood for cuddling up with a new romance novel, don’t miss these new books to read for fans of Melanie Harlow. Enjoy!


Necessary Evil

by Jamie K. Schmidt

Release Date: November 22, 2020

The first book in the Sons of Babylon MC Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Jamie K. Schmidt… Lucy Simmons comes from a rough family, but she’s a damn good public defender. Even though she hates to see criminals walk due to sloppy police work, the law’s there to make sure everyone gets a fair trial, and Lucy certainly doesn’t believe in the kind of justice meted out by the leather-clad ex-cop they call “Evil.”

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Midnight Dance

by Alexa Padgett

Release Date: November 17, 2020

The ninth book in the Seattle Sound Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Alexa Padgett… Ethical hacker Tawny Reed chose the FBI over a possible criminal record…. and gave up any semblance of a life to meet her handler’s stringent demands. But getting stabbed in the line of duty wasn’t part of the plan: she deals in code and algorithms, not the blood and violence that cost her father his life. Biology professor Colt Rippey rushes to save an injured woman on the side of the road. That white-knight act tumbles him into Tawny’s world of power built on lies–and people’s lives.

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Rules of Engagement

by Jessika Klide

Release Date: November 19, 2020

The new steamy standalone romance in The Everyday Heroes World by Jessika Klide… My boss, Editor in Chief of Modern Family Magazine, Sidney Malone, informs me that I will be writing our entry into the First Annual Thorton Publishing House Contest, and the theme is Everyday Heroes, featuring Sunnyville’s recently returned Navy SEAL Jocko Malone. Jocko? Just my luck! We have bad blood, high-school history. The day before he left for the Navy, he took his torture to another level. He kissed me like we were lovers. It was humiliating.
Six years later, the memory still makes my blood boil … and my toes curl.
I’m doomed!

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One Time Only

by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: November 18, 2020

Ever hear the story about the bodyguard who falls for the rock star? Yeah, it never ends well. Each day I remind myself that it’s my job to protect Stone. And nowhere in the job description does it say I should lust after the charismatic, charming man. Especially since we’re opposites. But every night I spend with him the dangerous, off-limits attraction grows more intense. Until one night in a limo when we combust. One time only will have to be enough. One scorching, forbidden night.

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A Bridge Between Us

by K.K. Allen

Release Date: November 19, 2020

I had always known he wasn’t mine to keep, but that didn’t change the way I loved him–quietly, gently, and from afar. ⁣As the seasons changed, the corn stalks grew strong, and the grapevines flourished with hope. But none of it mattered, not when the soil at our feet bound us in a century-old rivalry. We’d never even had a chance. ⁣They said life flashed before your eyes on the way to death, but on that night, after my final scream burst from my throat and my world started to fade to black, I only thought of him.

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Rushing In

by Claire Kingsley

Release Date: November 17, 2020

The fourth book in The Bailey Brothers Series by bestselling author Claire Kingsley… She’s the one girl he can’t have. With his dimpled grin and devilish charm, firefighter Gavin Bailey is hot as a five-alarm fire and twice as dangerous. The youngest of five brothers, he’s the daredevil of the family. Until the unexpected strikes and he finds himself sidelined.

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The Story Behind A Bridge Between Us by K.K. Allen

By K.K. Allen

Take a wild journey through the cornfields and grapevines of a small mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, and you’ll find a breathtaking story of young love, heartbreak, and an ominous threat that lurks in the background. Camila Bell and Ridge Cross are rivals by blood and lovers at heart. As future heirs to their families’ land, they form a quick, tumultuous friendship that builds into so much more.

Torn between love, loyalty, and circumstances, Ridge and Camila find themselves fighting against all odds for a future that seems doomed from the beginning. Spanning decades through growth, separation, and an undying bond, this epic love story is perfect for lovers of small town romance with a hint of suspense thrown in.

Hailed as “the new age Romeo and Juliet” with “Yellowstone series feels,” and a “Hatfield-McCoy” type-feud, A Bridge Between Us is an emotional and compelling romantic suspense with descriptive scenes that immerse readers straight into the story. You’ll see the soft breeze blowing across the wildflowers, you’ll hear the swish of cornstalks as you dash through the fields, you’ll savor the taste of vintage wine that percolates your senses, and you’ll feel the rush of a first kiss that you fear might just be your last.

Can two star-crossed lovers survive their doomed fate and rewrite their future before it’s too late?

“We’ve heard tales of Orpheus + Eurydice, Romeo + Juliet, Heathcliff + Catherine, and now we have Ridge Cross + Camila Bell. K.K. Allen has written what has to be one of the Top Books of 2020! A gripping journey of love, hope, and loss. Ridge and Camila are also one of my favorite couples. They are two souls who are bound together no matter the distance and time.” Book(b)ish

K.K. Allen is the author of the new book A Bridge Between Us.

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Interview with Baer Charlton, Author of Flat Surf

What can you tell us about your new release, Flat Surf?

Flat Surf kicks off a new location and character. The term “flat surf” or a surfer’s comment that the “surf is dead flat” can also be a commentary on the moment or situation.

Orange County is known for the glitz and glamour of the rich and famous. For surfers, it’s more of “where the money meets the sea.” As a setting, the old rule of thumb applies: The greater the concentration of wealth, the higher the statistical occurrence of nefarious activity. To paraphrase one who would know: “For every handful of millionaires, there is a thumb who didn’t get there legally.”

Frank Pounds was an Orange County Sheriff’s detective. An attempt on his life and killing his partner haunts his life mentally and physically. Medically retired, he is a recluse into his inherited trust and surfing. He wears his “I don’t give a fuck” attitude on his sleeve.

A body (without a head) is found on one of the more affluent beaches. Pounds is coaxed from retirement to consult because he might know the body and his intimate knowledge of the surfing world and his undisputed standing of excellence—albeit unorthodox and irreverent—at solving complex crimes.

My love for the quirkiness of Carl Hiaasen, twisted trails of Rodrick Thorpe, and the loose family building of T. Jefferson Parker gave me the rootstock to build an irreverent story about the other side of OC.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

Many greats cut their scars on my soul from an early age: Robert Louis Stevenson gave me the complex inner war with his Jekyll and Hyde; Hugo instructed me on the multifaceted face of unrequited lust with Quasimodo; Wells took me to the bottom of the ocean. And a young woman told me a strange tale of man’s obsession with creating and the monster who has his revenge on his creator. And then, I entered the fifth grade and met Hemingway.

But as for becoming a writer? It was closer to home. I learned to read by setting type for my mother. Instead of “See Dick run,” I learned Steven Armond Osofsky, Orthopedic Surgeon. As the years of evenings went by, with the mind-numbing labor of printing a single card one thousand times, Mom and I entertained ourselves by making up stories in our heads. The salient notes were cribbed on yellow five-by-seven print cards. The small stack was held together by a single red and a blue printer’s rubber bands. The stack was split in half and then faced to keep all the writing safe.

After my mother passed, my father handed me the stack saying, “I think your mother wanted you to have this.” I tossed it into the back of my desk drawer until I got a new computer. Weeding out the garbage, I found the packet. My mother typed 120wpm, was a perfect speller and grammarian, and a medical transcriber. She would type a couple of three- or four-page chatty letters on her fifteen-minute breaks. But she couldn’t bring herself to write up and submit our stories. In that, her self-doubt trumped my shyness.

As I sat in my small, rented room, I removed the rubber bands. I could smell my mother, the ink, the press oil, and the weight of our years of collaboration. My mother’s presence was powerful and inescapable. I inserted my two thumbnails and separated the stack, and a small scrap of yellow paper fluttered to the floor. I leaned over and stared at the single word written on the fool scrap. The magnitude overwhelmed me. This was the sum of my true inheritance from my mother, best friend, confidant, and mentor.

The blue ink on the yellow paper read: Publish.

With much complaining and childish whining, I submitted my first article of a sideline career as a photojournalist, stretching for decades. I sold the article a week later.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the greatest love and lust story to this day. From the priest’s forbidden lust for Quasimodo to Quasimodo’s pure love for Esmeralda to her lust for the captain of the guard, Hugo wove a web that no spider could build.

Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein built the complexity of human nature. The monster’s story is the teen’s lament about why they were ever born and “hating” their parents. If the youth of today were to read the original, I believe it would still resonate.

Hemingway and his The Old Man and the Sea sounds like a trope or cliché, but for me, it was a deep study of what drives people. It explained Moby Dick, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Silence of the Lambs.

More contemporary is Rodrick Thorpe’s Rainbow Drive. (Most would know his Christmas Carol and Bruce Willis throwing Hans Gruber off the tower…) What starts as a simple crime story soon becomes more of a spider’s web than China Town. About the time you think the story is wrapping up and explained, there is an auto accident, and you realize you’re not even halfway through. It was a piece d’ resistance, and he could have, or should have, stopped there.

Ken Follet grabbed me early with his Eye of the Needle, and The Eagle Has Landed. Then there were years of silence. I read a short article about him meeting a then-dying Louie L’Amour and how they roamed around Europe’s ancient sites together. It inspired him to write long-style and with a complex storyline. His tour de force encompassed power, love, lust, sin, and religion. Pillars of the Earth is, far and away, his greatest story.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I would have to step out of the usual bookshelf and go with a great storyteller, Dolly Parton. She’s known for many things, but most see her work only as music. I want to get her take on how she transitions from emotion to story to music.

But if I could have any writer, even if dead, it would be Ernest Hemingway. No question. I would just set down the bottle and humidor on the poop deck of a sailboat and just let him open up. About the third or fifth shot, I’d start recording.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Killing people.

Wait. Sorry. That was one of my new characters trying to get out. If anyone was offended, I’m not responsible.

Some would call it being God, but the truth is, I only get to set things up. Once the characters are mature enough and ready to go, I get them in a room and layout the book. And then, after they have tied me to a chair and duct-taped my mouth, they tell me how I’m going to tell their story.

Sometimes having them sit on my bed in the middle of the night, stab me in the ribs with a sword or handgun, and tell me to get up and write—can be a pain. But having the characters reveal their stories, knowing they are coming from somewhere within me, is the juice. Sharing those stories with fans—that’s just icing on the cake.

What is a typical day like for you?

Boring. Cast-iron mind-numbingly routine. Up, pack my wife’s lunch, make mine, load her lunch and briefcase in her car, make breakfast… Are you sure you want to hear this?

Typically, I sneak an hour of writing in before I clean up and go to work. At work, I do the mindless stuff like edit, rewrite, throw away any bad runs up dark alleys, and listen to the characters talk about their days. And then, after the day has boiled to dried poop, and I’m about to get up from the computer and sleep—the cold muzzle of a large caliber handgun leans into the nape of my neck. There is no dialog. Everything floods in, and the fingers work their crippled dance of whatever needs to be relayed, key by key, click by click, and my eyes follow on the screen

I did not inherit the writing and typing gene from my mother. Cleaning up the raw is the long and boring job, and then my long-suffering and muchly talented editor, Rogena Mitchell-Jones, takes over with her bloody red pen. (She wanted to remove “muchly,” but I left it in because I can.)

What scene from Flat Surf was your favorite to write?

My favorite would have to be the opening scene with the coyote, which is properly pronounced coy-o-te. Every one of my books, except What About Marsha?—cowritten with Shye Ryder, has a pivotal animal. In this book, Frank Pounds has a relationship with a wild coyote. The door is open, and the bed is fair game. There is a caring humanity about coyotes, and this one was there. The suffering (or not suffering) of a battered body becoming upright and moving can only be written from experience. Getting it out of my gut was therapeutic. There is a lot of therapy in this book.

Opening a book in a nightmare and the character waking up is a badly abused trope. Turning the trope into an examination of backstory, introducing an acquired quirk, and introducing potential threat-turned-comrade, turns the trope inside out and works—unless the critics hate it.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

In 1987, the year before I was run over by a truck and lost decades of memory, I stopped at a diner in the backwoods of Oregon. I think the sign read Mom and Dad’s EAT. Their twenty-six-year-old daughter, a high functioning Down’s Syndrome, was the only waitress. She sold me on the “best coffee in town” and the best biscuits I had ever had. And then I ordered breakfast.

Somewhere while hearing their story from her mother, having way too many homemade biscuits with homemade strawberry freezer jam and bottomless coffee refills, the daughter asked me a question.

When much was lost in the fog of memory loss, the question and the sense of the log cabin diner hung in my being. It took me years to get it back to where it all belonged. It was powerful enough for me to build my tour de force book Stoneheart around.

“Are you someone I need to know or are you just passing through?”

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Interview with M.B. Maskovas, Author of The World, Silently Spinning

What can you tell us about your new release, The World, Silently Spinning?

The World, Silently Spinning, is my first full-length novel. I originally had the idea about four years ago. The book is a work of literary fiction set in a post-apocalyptic world. It follows a young woman named Katy, who finds herself as the only human left on Earth. In a deeply emotional journey, Katy reckons with loneliness and loss while moving through the world in the only way she knows how.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I have always been a creator and a writer, but my career took me down a different path. When I decided I wanted to become an author more seriously, I thought back to my roots – reading books like Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut, and The Stand by Stephen King had deeply influenced me as a teenager. I’ve always been an avid reader and wanted to create my own worlds.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I’ve already touched on this a bit. Still, my top five list would be something like the following (not necessarily in order): The Stand by Stephen King, Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut, anything written by Tamora Pierce, White Oleander by Janet Fitch, The Lord of The Rings by Tolkien.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I know it’s a boring answer, but I’d love to resurrect and chat up Tolkien. I’d be curious to dissect his writing process – how does he create such elaborate worlds and keep track of everything that happens in them? I’m guessing the content he had saved up is well beyond what we saw in his books. It takes an incredible mind to create that much that is so elaborate.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

My favorite thing about writing is getting into the flow – which seems to be so easy when you have an idea that just HAS to come out. You get to tell yourself any story that you want, and there is no one standing over you saying “it would never happen that way” or “that idea is too crazy”. It’s great that you get to create worlds – and my next favorite thing is getting to see the excitement and wonder of other people when they experience those ideas for the first time.

What is a typical day like for you?

I live in a rural mountain town. My usual day starts with waking up and taking care of the animals (watering, feeding, etc.). Then I sit down and write for 1-2 hours every morning – that’s my time. I usually spend time with my consulting work after that and sometimes will sneak in a hike or a walk. I sometimes will write again in the evening and spend the rest of the time with my family (my partner and my dog) or reading/playing a good video game.

What scene from The World, Silently Spinning was your favorite to write?

[Spoilers] You know, there were a few scenes that were just really fun to write in this book. The one that stands out the most to me was writing the scene with the ill-fated rabbits (I’m trying to be generic here because I don’t want to give it away too much). I had a lot of fun with it because it’s the first time things really get topsy turvy in the world, and it’s so visceral and creepy.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

If you don’t ask, the answer is always no—an important lesson not only in consent but in finding your way in the world.

M.B. Maskovas is the author of the new book The World, Silently Spinning.

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Interview with Eric Weule, Author of Caffeine & Nicotine

What can you tell us about your new release, Caffeine & Nicotine?

Caffeine & Nicotine is a surf noir mystery with a touch of the supernatural. It is the second book featuring Kelly Jenks.
The novel focuses on a series of murders and a missing young woman. There’s plenty of coffee, cigarettes, mystery, and music. And, maybe a couple of ghosts.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My family read The Stand out loud every night during the summer of 1982. It took the whole summer, but it was the defining moment in my life as far as wanting to be an author. I started writing the day after we finished and I haven’t stopped since. I took a couple extended breaks, but stories are always running through my head. Once a writer, always a writer.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

This isn’t even a fair question, there are so many books that I love. Hundreds of them. So, I will narrow it down to the five most influential books I’ve read.
1) The Stand by Stephen King. The book that started it all for me. He’s written a number of better books, but it is definitely the most influential.
2) Gone South by Robert McCammon. Boy’s Life is up there, too. Gone South was the first book I read that blended horror with mystery and I loved it.
3) The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson. Repairman Jack is one of my favorite characters in fiction. I am, and always will be, in awe of Wilson as a writer.
4) A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. Kinsey Millhone is up there on my list of favorite characters. She was also my first fictional crush. Grafton was one of the best.
5) Every Dead Thing by John Connolly. Charlie Parker is my number one. Connolly is my favorite writer and he is a constant influence on my work.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Robert McCammon would be my first guest. I would ask him if he regretted taking a decade off from writing. The struggles he went through to get Speaks the Nightbird published just blew my mind.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love watching the characters evolve as I write. They’re just ideas in my head, and then they become their own independent beings. It’s like raising kids, only much faster and no diapers or college tuition.

What is a typical day like for you?

I work full-time at my day job. I write an hour or two every night when I’m actively writing a novel. Other than that, just normal life shizz. Feed the dogs, hang out with my partner, Stephanie, and enjoy what life has to give me.

What scene from Caffeine & Nicotine was your favorite to write?

There’s a very cool scene near the end of the book where Ryan and Jackie go surfing. I loved writing it, but it was stressful because I had to nail the feel and emotion of what they were sharing while riding waves. The hardcore surfers who have read it gave me props for that scene, so I’m happy.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

My philosophy is to work hard and take care of the people I love. I can’t control the world, I can only make sure I’m doing right by my family. That’s all that matters.

Do you have any reviews of the book you’d like to share?

“Mystery, crime, and the supernatural are all mixed in Caffeine & Nicotine by Eric Weule, an engaging story with a lot of fun characters and a gripping plot. If you enjoy atmospheric writing, terrific descriptions, and humorous narrative, then this is a great treat for you.” – Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

“A solid and absorbing piece of work” – Debra Doyle, co-author of the Mageworlds series

“The dark and intriguing backdrop of Caffeine & Nicotine by Eric Weule captivated my interest immediately. This is a brilliant tale of suspense, human relationships, and the mysteries of the afterlife.” – Lesley Jones for Readers’ Favorite

“It is as if Mr. Weule has taken the best elements of the genre and modernized them, but done so immersed in finely tuned relationship studies.” – Austrian Spencer, author of The Sadeiest

“It is dark and gritty, a mixture of crime and the supernatural, with several subplots weaving through the main story, all tying in nicely. The author has a way of writing that draws you in and makes you feel as though you are there in the story and offers plenty of action to keep you interested.” – Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite

Eric Weule is the author of the new book Caffeine & Nicotine.

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Interview with M Sheehan, Author of SkyView: Lord of the Wills

What can you tell us about your new release, SkyView: Lord of the Wills?

Well, I don’t want to give to much away but so far the reviews have been amazing, Kirkus called it “Tolkien-Like” which was humbling as J.R.R. Tolkien is my favorite author. My book SkyView Lord of the Wills, however, occurs in modern times where William Ward is informed he is an heir to a vast fortune that’s been lost for 700-years, thus he embarks on his adventure, setting many idle things in motion.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

J.R.R Tolkiens’ works, mainly The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings, definitely kindled a little writing fire in me that I couldn’t ignore.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Lord of the Rings
Hobbit
1984
Dune
The Count of Monte Cristo

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

My first guest would be J.R.R Tolkien and I would simply ask if there is any more detail he could provide.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

My favorite part of writing is having full control over an entire world.

What is a typical day like for you?

Right now it’s a blend of finishing Book 2, promoting Book 1, and hanging out with the family in-between.

What scene from SkyView: Lord of the Wills was your favorite to write?

SkyView is a Jet with a large AR window to see the world. My favorite scene in the book is when William sets a default spot above Eupore to watch the world and figure out the mystery behind the Wills.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

If one holds the world’s knowledge, then one can shape its reality.

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Interview with Jamie K. Schmidt, Author of Necessary Evil

What can you tell us about your new release, Necessary Evil?

It’s a super sexy motorcycle romance with a few twists. One of the first twists, is the Sentinels of Babylon (S.O.B.s) are vigilantes. They kill the bad guys that get away with their crimes. The second twist is one of the club members is a woman. She’s a tough, slightly sociopathic hacker in addition to being a biker. She gets her own book that’s coming out next year.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My grandfather. He used to sit me on his knee and tell me “burglar stories,” which featured Keystone Cop-like characters arresting and catching Looney Tunes-like robbers.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

These are my go to books to read when I need to escape into a fictional world that’s familiar and comforting:
1. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase, 2. The Innkeeper series by Ilona Andrews, 3. Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop, 4. The Rockton series by Kelley Armstrong, 5. The Emperor’s Edge series by Lindsay Buroker.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

My first guest would be Stephen King and I would want to ask him how he kept all of his entertwining story threads together.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Writing the words THE END. But I also like release day when I see my book up for sale.

What is a typical day like for you?

I work my day job for eight hours, spend some time with my family, play a game or two and if I’m still awake I write.

What scene from Necessary Evil was your favorite to write?

I liked the pet tarantula scene that freaks Lucy out so much she screams when she sees Evil’s tattoo.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Comparison is the thief of Joy. A Goal without a plan is just a wish.

Jamie K. Schmidt is the author of Necessary Evil.

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Interview with Jessika Klide, Author of Rules of Engagement

What can you tell us about your new release, Rules of Engagement?

Rules of Engagement is a steamy romance overflowing with passion, heat, determination, and finally understanding. A story that is light, witty, and enchanting.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

Truthfully … Rules of Engagement. My order just came in and I’m signing them to mail out. They are stacked everywhere. lol.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

That’s a loaded question, but to answer your question as it pertains to writing, I would advise my teenage self to believe in my ability to weave a good story and learn the craft of writing early on. Don’t wait. I was in my fifties when I wrote my first novel and it became a bestseller within three months. (Sexy is free by the way.)

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

Writing. I enjoy it that much.

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

My husband makes my world go round. We’ve been together forever (40+years) and he still does it for me. I’m a lucky girl. We are more than best friends, we are soulmates.

What scene from Rules of Engagement was your favorite to write?

The helicopter scene when Jorja is terrified and doesn’t know that the dude she is leaning on for support is Jocko. I laughed out loud writing it, and I still chuckle when I read it.

Jessika Klide is the author of Rules of Engagement.

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