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Parental neglect, emotional abuse, alcohol, and drug abuse. It came as a total surprise to the people who knew him when they learned of the dark secrets of Finn Baker’s life.

The talented and successful potter turned upscale landscaper designer kept his secrets by well, keeping them secret.

No one knew of his obsessions’ or how he handled them.

He lived a mostly reclusive life interacting with people only on his own terms.

Narcissism became apparent as he entered his late teens.

He felt entitled to take what he wanted, no matter what he wanted and what he wanted most was adulation, success, and fame.

And women, of course.

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Kindle Customer       Baker’s Dozen

 

4.0 out of 5 stars I have to admit that I did not enjoy this book as much as Finding Fortune because it was a little more sinister than I like my reading to be. However, it did hold my interest and was very descriptive drawing me into the story. I feel like the ending was too cut and dry and could have been a little more dramatic. Overall it was a good read and I look forward to more from this author.

Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2020

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As a young widow tries to start over, she meets and falls for a handsome and successful businessman in pre-WWII Georgia.

They marry and she anxiously looks forward to her new life only to soon be disappointed in what is in store.

Years pass and her husband disappears on a business trip leaving her caught between being a long-suffering wife and a lonely widow.

The town sheriff, a longtime friend, investigates the husband’s disappearance to no avail.

The sheriff finds himself torn between his job and his feelings for the missing man’s wife.

He stands to lose them both.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!                          Finding Fortune

Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2020

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I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an entertaining story of romance and mystery. The descriptions are so vivid that I felt myself becoming a part of the story. I found it hard to put down once I started reading until it was finished. Hopefully, this author will continue writing because I would love to read more of her work.

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About me-hope you are not looking for awards and interviews or earth shattering revelations. I have had a quiet life (as quiet as it can be raising three daughters), worked a variety of jobs and the only earth shattering experience I have had was seeing a line of UFOs over the ocean late one night while on vacation. I always believed they were out there but never thought I would see one. Amazing sight!

I am a proverbial late bloomer as far as creativity goes; I found that I have some talent creating pastel art and have concentrated on that for the last 7 years and love it. I have some of my work in two galleries in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and on a page on Facebook.

2020 has revived an old love for me, writing, and I finally finished and published a book that I had started years ago. I am slow but tenacious. “Finding Fortune” (Romance/Mystery) is my first published work and I have recently published “Baker’s Dozen” (Serial Rapist/Crime). Different ends of the spectrum no doubt!  Now I am concentrating on writing instead of artwork and have started on my third book. This has been the best thing to come out of the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19 for me.

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Cowboys of Black Mountain

Publication Date: 21 July 2020

Genre: Western Mystery

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Four stories of solving a mystery and finding love along the way.

Sam’s Will
After Jana Walker’s daughter declares she doesn’t want to show horses any longer, a summer in Black Mountain, Colorado, suddenly seems like an appealing alternative. Readying the house her grandmother left her to sell will be a welcome distraction. What she isn’t counting on is a handsome stranger swearing Grammy left him part of her property.

Sam Kane had an agreement with Jane Price: fix up her ranch and keep the barn he renovated into a home, plus the ten acres around it. When her granddaughter shows up threatening to evict him, he must find the missing will Jane wrote to keep his home.

Larkspur
Shocked to learn she was switched at birth, Maya Farris travels to Black Mountain, Colorado, to see what she can learn about the events surrounding her birth. What surprises her most is her unexpected feelings for the man who was married to the woman swapped with Maya.

Hayden Rafferty can hardly believe his late wife was exchanged at birth. He becomes a reluctant believer when the woman who claims she was traded shows him compelling evidence. What he can’t believe is how fast he falls for her.

Riding Into Love
As an up-and-coming rider in the world of endurance riding, Taryn Thompson hopes the 100-mile San Juan Supreme will be hers to win. When her friend and mentor goes missing during the race, Taryn learns not all people are who they seem.

When ex-endurance rider Colby Farley’s sister vanishes, he must push aside his apprehensions to ride to her rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a woman who makes him face and conquer his deepest fear.

The Cowboy’s Story
Autumn Shaw will do anything to get the big scoop on convicted murder Shooter Crawford. She jumps at the chance to get the exclusive directly from the cowboy’s mouth. Instantly attracted to the bull rider, can she resist his charms long enough to learn the truth?

Shooter Crawford has always been a bad boy. Reckless and wild, his reputation helped send him to prison for murder. Can he trust a reporter to clear his name, or is she only interested in the story and not the man?

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Title: Notorious
Minds
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Publication Date: October 13, 2020
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What does it take to
commit the perfect crime?

Delve into these
dark and twisted tales by twenty USA Today and International Bestselling
Authors.

No matter what kind
of crime story typically catches your imagination, there’s sure to be something
for everyone.

Conspiracies, political
plots, and yes, even murder, are just a few of the crimes waiting inside this
box set.

Discover a
narcissistic grandmother running an underground syndicate, or a support group
bent on murder…and even a serial killer who turns his victims into fairytale
creatures.

Uncover the passion,
jealousy, and fear lingering in every tale.

This box set is
packed with thousands of pages that will hold you on the edge of your seat,
crying for answers.

Definitely a must
for fans of Patterson, Lee, and Grisham

 

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Judith Lucci – USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling
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Carlyle Labuschagne – USA Today Bestselling Author
Eva Winters – USA Today Bestselling Author
Lena Bourne – USA Today Bestselling Author
Karen M. Bryson – USA Today Bestselling Author
Inge-Lise Goss – USA Today Bestselling Author
Karen Randau – Award Winning Author
Eric J. Gates – Award Winning Author
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Kelsey Reed
N. Gray
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Adam Alexander
DL Jones
KL Lamar
D.J Grayson
Judith Holstrom

 

Title: Cold Backed
Author: Candace Carrabus
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Audio Producer: The Audio Flow
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Viola Parker can’t land a job since the famous jumper, Wastrel, crashed to his death with her aboard. She can barely afford her whipped-cream-in-a-can addiction. When she finds her mentor unconscious, she suspects foul play and wonders if her old friend, Harry, has answers. But Harry disappears with the truth, leaving behind a mysterious delivery and cryptic confession.
A short story prologue to the Dream Horse Mysteries with a preview of On the Buckle: Dream Horse Mystery #1.
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•         Run Out, Dream Horse Mystery #2
•         Wrong Lead, Dream Horse Mystery #3
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Candace Carrabus writes from the Lincoln County, Missouri farm she shares with her husband and daughter. A scoliosis diagnosis at age 11 changed her life. A horse lover from a young age, she signed up for riding lessons and learned much more than posting trot. With quiet power, horses provided comfort and a sympathetic ear, never judging or poking fun at her cumbersome back brace. Those years, though often difficult, taught Candace the value of persistence, the healing power of believing in oneself, and how strength can be gained through kindness. Her stories are imbued with the irresistible wonder, mystery, and solace her equine friends have provided.
 
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Title: Once Upon a Death
Author: Dzintra Sullivan
 
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Series: Days of Death; Book 1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
 
Kaah Maah had been the reaper for over a millennia. The mundane repetition of collecting souls night after night from an ever-increasing population was beginning to grind on him. Kaah had witnessed an ocean of unique faces, all confronted with their final moments on earth. Though different in appearance they all showed one final emotion — fear.
 
Kaah wanted a change. He craved quiet serenity, where he could perfect his yoga poses while listening to his favorite singer Michael Buble. Kaah wanted nothing more than to retire and become a ‘no-one special’ in a ‘nowhere special’ town. 
 
When strange things began happening in Deadend, Ohio, the question had to be asked.
 
You might be able to take the reaper away from death, but can you ever actually take death away from the reaper?
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My name is Dzintra Sullivan and I am an international best selling author based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. I fell in love with books as a young girl, reading Judy Blume and Enid Blyton. Progressing onto loving the supernatural genre as a teenager and never left. I write paranormal romance, romantic comedy and cozy mysteries. I love to laugh and making my readers laughsnortfart is my primary goal. I won’t apologise for who I am, I was born to stand out.
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Alone! Kitty Donaldson’s marred face keeps her isolated from others. When offered the opportunity to be a mail-order bride to a stranger who refuses to leave his home, Kitty gladly accepts. After all, she’s always lived without friend.

Kit Randolph has been hideously scarred in a mysterious fire. Did someone purposefully burn down his home? His cousin Phineas suspects someone near to Kit is a murderer. How can he prove it?

Married to a man in a mask, Kitty begins to wonder about her husband. Who or what lies under the hood he wears? Why is she constantly shadowed by a companion? Worse yet, why is she equally drawn to her scarred husband and his handsome cousin.

What will Kitty find when her husband’s mask is removed? With a murderer on the loose, will she live to find out?

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Marisa Masterson and her husband of thirty years reside in Saginaw, Michigan. They have two grown children, one son-in-law, a grandchild on the way, and one old and lazy dog.

She is a retired high school English teacher and oversaw a high school writing center in partnership with the local university. In addition, she is a National Writing Project fellow.

Focusing on her home state of Wisconsin, she writes sweet historical romance. Growing up, she loved hearing stories about her family pioneering in that state. Those stories, in part, are what inspired her to begin writing.

 

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Title: Rich and Gone
Series: Red Farlow Mysteries #1
Author: W.F. Ranew
Genre: Adult Mystery
Release Date: May 29, 2019
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
Cover Credits: Cora Graphics
PI Red Farlow goes on the hunt to find $300 million a Florida insurance executive bilks out of family and friends.
 
The exec, Woody Cunningham, stashes the cash in money havens around the world. Then he disappears. Where is Woody? Dead, done in by one of his enemies? Or did he skip town with his girlfriend to live off the ill-gotten wealth? If that’s the case, where is he?
 
Seeking answers, Farlow works with Miami legal experts who specialize in recovering cash from hidden offshore accounts. He also confronts a tough guy from his past who wants to settle a score and has links to the missing man. Cursed, shot at, and knocked out, Farlow delivers surefire punches of his own. Along the way, another executive turns up missing, and someone murders Woody’s brother-in-law.
 
Rich and Gone takes Farlow to Europe, across Georgia and north Florida, and points beyond to find the money and the man.
 
Finally, on a tip from a raven-haired Latina beauty, Red takes off on another international flight to determine if Woody Cunningham, rich and gone, is dead or alive.

 

“Chadwick Woodrow Cunningham once gave me a fine cigar. Like the man, the smoke looked classy, robust, and expensive, but it left a foul aftertaste I couldn’t shake.”

 

W.F. Ranew is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and communication executive. He started his journalism career covering sports, police, and city council meetings at his hometown newspaper, The Quitman Free Press. He also worked as a reporter and editor for several dailies: The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, The Florida Times-Union, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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