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Title: False Trust
Series: Blake Willis Thriller Series Book One
Author: Steve Shipley
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: August 9, 2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some lines should never be crossed.
 
Blake Willis has the perfect life – a beautiful wife, two great kids, and a thriving business doing what he loves as a cybersecurity consultant. Determined to secure his family’s financial future, Blake enlists the help of an old friend, tech billionaire and world-renowned whisky expert, Justin Coulter, to help him sell his grandpa’s “million-dollar moonshine.”
 
Everything is running smoothly until a shocking discovery rocks Blake’s world. The whisky is stolen and his caretaker is murdered. And worse, his wife is missing.
 
In a frantic race against time, the lines of trust blur. Blake’s friends and enemies — and maybe even his wife — are not who he thought they were. And the technology, money and global control at stake have now drawn disreputable foreign powers into the mix.
 
Is there anyone who he can trust — and who has crossed the line that can never be uncrossed?
 
 
 
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Prologue

The call changed everything.

The call ordering me to stand down. I stood, walking in circles, the rage stiffening my neck, eyes drawn to my gun safe. I paced toward it, then shuffled back. They had kidnapped my wife, intent on destroying me. But I didn’t know who or why.

I had held a gun many times in the last decade, but not since protecting the US Secretary of State several years ago. It was the first and only time I killed anyone. I’d never completely recovered. I hated guns, hated killing, until now. Sometimes killing was necessary. Grandpa had taught me that. And I would again if that’s what it took to get Rebecca back.

Approaching the safe, I removed the Glock 17 and 26. The only thing that mattered was rescuing Rebecca.

Our sons needed their mother, I needed my wife, and would do anything to find her or die trying.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Title: The City Wife
Author: R.M. Carpus
Genre: Dystopian, Thriller/Drama
Cover Designer: Robin Johnson of Robin Ludwig Design Inc.
Publication Date: Aug. 2, 2022
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
A displaced mother and daughter embark on a quest for refuge in this absorbing women’s sci-fi family saga for fans of slow-burn suspense and page-turning domestic drama.

 

A crushing betrayal. A transcendent bond. Three thousand miles to the Isle.

 

My mother loved the city, and it loved her. Until the Turn. Until leaving became our only hope of survival. She’s slipping away more each day. I can feel it. The tide threatens to take me with her, but I’d be lying if I said I’d rather be anywhere else—with Florence is where I belong.

 

Now uprooted and on the run, we have to choose: surrender to a new beginning and leave our delicate past behind, or salvage the remains and try to find our way back.

 

Either way, I just want to go home.

 

But if home really is where the heart is, what happens when you lose heart?

 

Buy it now! Immerse yourself in Florence and Joanna’s harrowing journey to the Isle.

A former Floridian and Seattleite, R.M. Carpus now writes fantasy and science fiction from Philadelphia, her birthplace and current home base. She is co-founder of Impossible Things Publishing (ITP), a collaborative anthology project, and a student and tutor at Saint Joseph’s University. The aftermath following the tragic loss of her mother led her to return to her Catholic faith, which she today counts as her greatest gift and joy in life, along with her family, friends, and love for storytelling. She speaks a little French, dreams of living in the English countryside, and like most writers, runs on coffee. She’s happiest outdoors—especially in the Pacific Northwest—or cuddled up at home with her animals while reading, writing, or watching classic movies.

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Title: Mail Order Bride
Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: July 22, 2022
The bestselling author of the “clever spine-tingler” The Secretary returns with a vicious and suspenseful tale of love-gone-wrong.
When Joel answers an ad in the back of the Farmers’ Almanac that promises to deliver the perfect wife, he isn’t sure what to expect.
For sure, it isn’t Gina.
Gina was aware she possessed secret powers—that’s what her father called them—from a very young age. He always told her she would make a perfect bride. So that’s exactly what she became.
She knows she’s not supposed to use her “powers” for evil and destruction, but Pine Lake is a small place, and Gina has big dreams—plans, in fact. She also has charm, beauty, sex appeal, and intelligence.
Only two things stand in her way: the social norms of 1953, and her new husband, Joel.
The solution may call for desperate measures. But, then, if anyone can get away with murder, it’s Gina.
However, there’s something Gina has yet to realize. That handsome groom of hers? He’s a serial loner for a reason.
Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, a dog named Gatsby, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a peach tree.
 
When she’s not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.
 
Without a doubt, she thinks connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here:
 
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Breaking news!!! The paperback for False Trust by Steve Shipley is live early. Kind of an oopsie, kind of a good thing.

The paperback for False Trust is live even though the release date isn’t till August 9th, 2022. The eBook is up for preorder on Amazon, but Amazon doesn’t allow preorders for paperbacks and hard covers so, oops! The paperback is live early. The good news is people can buy it early, and also ARC readers can leave reviews.

It’s also on Goodreads too. Finally!!

Here’s a bit about the book and links.

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The book will be in Kindle Unlimited when the eBook is released so if you’ve got a subscription, you can read it that way too, and available everywhere on Amazon for the paperback and hard cover versions. I don’t think the hard cover version is available yet though but should be in a few days. It’s going through the approval process via Amazon at the moment. Here are a few links. These are universal links so they will take you to your Amazon store for your country.

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There’s still time to join Steve’s ARC team too if you’re interested in reading and reviewing the book early. Details below, just clicky clicky the buttons.

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And if you’ve made it this far, here’s some Blake Willis Thriller Bonus Content.

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Thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy False Trust if you do decide to give it a shot.

Title: The Trial Show
Series: The Resistance Rises
Author: Konstantina P.
Genre: LBGTQ+ Romance, Sci-Fi, Speculative Fiction, Spy/Thriller Elements
Published: March 22, 20222

Forced into the shadows while waging war on an oppressive regime intent on controlling those born with unnatural powers, the Resistance feels like a family. And although all families harbour secrets, theirs are world-shattering.
 
When Ava Moore foresees the death of her sister Brooklyn and Resistance leader Parker Quinn is forced to appear in a televised trial accused of murder, the web of lies begins to unravel. For not only is Resistance’s second-in-command, Jay Frazer, fighting a guerrilla battle with deadly consequences, he’s also trying to bury his deep-seated love for Parker.
 
With Parker and Jay temporarily out of the picture, double-agent Trent Reese is left responsible for leading the Resistance. Trent is willing to adapt his moral code to any situation, but what—or whom—does he believe in? As for innocent Ava, who’s plagued by unsettling visions, it’s becoming clear that everyone she loves is in peril. Given, however, that Parker is concealing a mighty gift of his own, one that could change the entire course of the rebellion, the future of the all-seeing state is on the line too.
 
When the web of secrets is untangled, who will survive?

“Konstantina P. concocts a gripping plot in The Trial Show, her first installment in The Resistance Rises series. If you are looking for a mystery thriller laced with an unraveling tale of secrets, regrets, love, betrayal, pain, and so much more, you will absolutely love this book. Konstantina P. firmly embeds her sense of wit and sarcasm in her intense sentences. Her choice of words gives the story a professional touch. I loved how she used the first-person perspective, switching between the characters, in her exciting cast. This allowed me a wider scope of insight into the enthralling storyline. The author depicts scenes with remarkable emotional depth as well as making them impressively vivid. Konstantina P. wonderfully develops her characters, harnessing the power of introspection. Parker makes a lot of tough choices to protect his followers, but do they see things his way? I loved the book and I can’t wait to get my hands on the second installment.” – 5-star review by Readers’ Favorite

Konstantina was born in 1988 in Korinthos, Greece, and soon after her family moved to Lefkada where she grew up until 2006 when she relocated to Athens for her studies. She has a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Materials Science, a PhD in Physics and a second PhD in Engineering. In 2013, she got her Diploma in Scriptwriting for TV, Film, Stage, Radio.
In 2020, she moved to Coventry, UK, where she currently lives. She keeps busy teaching in higher education and researching energy materials towards a greener future.
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Title: Mail Order Bride
Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: July 22, 2022
The bestselling author of the “clever spine-tingler” The Secretary returns with a vicious and suspenseful tale of love-gone-wrong.
When Joel answers an ad in the back of the Farmers’ Almanac that promises to deliver the perfect wife, he isn’t sure what to expect.
For sure, it isn’t Gina.
Gina was aware she possessed secret powers—that’s what her father called them—from a very young age. He always told her she would make a perfect bride. So that’s exactly what she became.
She knows she’s not supposed to use her “powers” for evil and destruction, but Pine Lake is a small place, and Gina has big dreams—plans, in fact. She also has charm, beauty, sex appeal, and intelligence.
Only two things stand in her way: the social norms of 1953, and her new husband, Joel.
The solution may call for desperate measures. But, then, if anyone can get away with murder, it’s Gina.
However, there’s something Gina has yet to realize. That handsome groom of hers? He’s a serial loner for a reason.
Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, a dog named Gatsby, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a peach tree.
 
When she’s not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.
 
Without a doubt, she thinks connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here:
 
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Join Steve Shipley's ARC team

Do you love reading crime thrillers? If so, would you like to be an ARC reader for False Trust releasing August 9th?
I’m very excited to share this book with readers and you can get an Advance Reader Copy to read it before everyone else. You can request an ARC copy by clicking this link.
If return for the ARC, I ask that you leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads for the book when the books are listed on those platforms, and if you catch any typos (I have an awesome editor and proofreader, but sometimes certain things slip through) to please report back to me and let me know so they can be corrected.
Please do not share the book content elsewhere, and of course, any promotion of thebook by sharing your reviews is great. If you enjoyed the book, please tell your friends.
I have created a Facebook ARC & Launch team group you can join as well. The purpose is to share information easily among ARC readers, including schedule updates, events, and other activities. Click here to join the Facebook Group.
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And finally, here are some video trailers for the book so you get a taste of what it’s about. Just click the video and it will play automatically. And there are more video book trailers on my website for you to watch.

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And if you’ve made it this far, here’s some Blake Willis Thriller Bonus Content.

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I look forward to sharing my book with you.

Title: Fever Dream: a Psychological Thriller
Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: April 22, 2022
The bestselling author of the “clever spine-tingler” The Secretary returns with an unputdownable thriller following a woman on a desperate search for answers after she’s institutionalized against her will.
 
The year is 1962, and every night Grace lays her head on her pillow at the Texas State Lunatic Hospital, she reminds herself she is not what they say she is.
Her children and her husband are not dead. They’re searching for her.
Someone knows the truth.
Strangely, that someone is hell-bent on making sure the truth stays buried.
The question is…why?
Meanwhile, Grace has bigger fish to fry, starting with her new roommate.
Elizabeth is certifiable, and she has star status—a deadly combination, Grace realizes.
The kind of woman who has everyone in the palm of her hand, Elizabeth gives even the most menacing of nurses a run for their money, takes bad intentions to a whole new level and makes crazy look seductive as hell.
 
Grace learns fast: the best way to deal with lunacy is to befriend it. It may be her only ticket out. She also learns there’s more to her new bunkmate than meets the eye. She’s vile, she’s cunning—and possibly faking.
The question is…why?
With riveting twists and a breakneck pace, Fever Dream is a propulsive thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, a dog named Gatsby, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a peach tree.
When she’s not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.
Without a doubt, she thinks connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here:
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Title: RUTHLESS INTENTIONS
Author: J.L. Belcher
Genre: Thriller

Blurb:

Love at first sight…
Few people do and others dream one day it will happen to them.
Teagan and Douglas never believed until one night it happened to them.
Six months later they are married and now on their honeymoon.
It is turning into a honeymoon from hell.
There are no other words to describe it.
Being caught in the worst snowstorm recorded in thirty-two years.
Trapped on the private island property with strange things happening and things going missing.
Unbeknown to the newlyweds, they are trapped with Hank, the hunter.
An extremely dangerous, unbalanced, psychopathic madman, who is missing his hunting trip with his friends.
But now Hank has other plans…
J.L. Belcher

About the Author

J.L. Belcher is an Australian author who lives on the east coast.
She is a quiet woman who writes risqué romance.
She has published 7 books since 2019.
She is a wife and a mother of 2 amazing adult children.

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Title: The City Wife
Author: R.M. Carpus
Genre: Dystopian, Thriller/Drama
Cover Designer: Robin Johnson of Robin Ludwig Design Inc.
Publication Date: TBA
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
A crushing betrayal.

A transcendent bond.  

Three thousand miles to asylum. 

My name is Joanna, and I’m just another statistic in The City’s trail of collateral damage. 

Before The Turn, my mother, Florence, was a devoted wife, iconic pianist, and tireless humanitarian. On stage and off, her humility and natural grace captivated and inspired her many admirers. Unmatched in elegance and fortitude, she was my role model and hero. 

Swiftly, expertly, The City siphoned her identity and shattered the illusions of her beautiful life. It built her up, then tore her down. She drifted away, far from the person I once knew. I should have known the tide would take me with her. I’d be lying if I said I’d rather be anywhere else—with Florence was where I belonged.  

As we fight for a new beginning on the Isle, can we salvage the remains of our past? Or will the delicate fabric of our history be lost forever in the apocalyptic crossfire of two worlds? 

THE CITY WIFE is the first book in the ISLE OF BURTONSHIRE dystopian thriller series. Echoing themes reminiscent of THE HUNGER GAMES, LORD OF THE FLIES, and THE HANDMAID’S TALE, this suspenseful, engrossing mother-daughter drama will hold you hostage until the very last page. 

Buy it now! Immerse yourself in Florence and Joanna’s harrowing journey to the Isle of Burtonshire.

 

A former Floridian and Seattleite, R.M. Carpus now writes fantasy and science fiction from Philadelphia, her birthplace and current home base. She is co-founder of Impossible Things Publishing (ITP), a collaborative anthology project, and a student and tutor at Saint Joseph’s University. The aftermath following the tragic loss of her mother led her to return to her Catholic faith, which she today counts as her greatest gift and joy in life, along with her family, friends, and love for storytelling. She speaks a little French, dreams of living in the English countryside, and like most writers, runs on coffee. She’s happiest outdoors—especially in the Pacific Northwest—or cuddled up at home with her animals while reading, writing, or watching classic movies.

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