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Killer Advice

SPH Series Book 3

By Bella Paige

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Our favorite team of Homicide Detectives are back with a case that hits close to home with Wyatt when a body washes up on a beach connected to his ‘Ask Molly’ column. How does his advice leave behind a murder victim? Any will they catch the killer before there is another?

Meanwhile Devon, Alexis and Ava get put in the crosshairs when a fellow student brings a gun to school and holds up his class containing his bullies. Will everybody get out alive and unscathed? Or will tragedy strike more than once?

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Killer Advice

SPH Series Book 3

By Bella Paige

Release Date: January 30


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Our favorite team of Homicide Detectives are back with a case that hits close to home with Wyatt when a body washes up on a beach connected to his ‘Ask Molly’ column. How does his advice leave behind a murder victim? Any will they catch the killer before there is another?

Meanwhile Devon, Alexis and Ava get put in the crosshairs when a fellow student brings a gun to school and holds up his class containing his bullies. Will everybody get out alive and unscathed? Or will tragedy strike more than once?

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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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Darkest Desires

A Dark Mafia Romance Collection for Charity 

The New Romance Cafe Collection (#15)

Genre: Dark Mafia Romance

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Release Date: 6 September 2022

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Blurb:

 Darkness. Damaged. Ruin.

Wealth and power make excellent bedfellows…unless you aren’t carrying your own trump card. And power comes in many forms.

These damaged heroes like their brand of romance a little…different. A little darker.

Join The New Romance Cafe’s new and returning authors in a collection of steamy, dark mafia romances certain to up the spice of your weekend’s reads.

 

All proceeds go to Alliance for Hope International, one of the leading organizations focused on creating innovative, collaborative, trauma-informed, hope-centered approaches to meeting the needs of survivors of domestic violence, assault, abuse

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A.N. Stauber

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Lila Grey

Wysteria Reed

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Tara Lee

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Lola Webb

Jazmine Skye

Sabine Barclay

 

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Hang out with like-minded readers and authors at different stages of their writing journey, in a diverse and inclusive group. 

Find out about new releases, take part in fun discussions, and recommend your favourite reads in the safe space of the Café.

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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.

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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#deannasworld #crimetok #thrillertok #crimethriller #falsetrust #comingsoon #booktrailer #authortok ♬ original sound – Deanna’s World

@steveshipleyauthor #falsetrust #booktrailer #whisky #whiskey #crimetiktok #crimetok #thrillerbooklover #bookworm #thrillerbooks #comingsoon ♬ original sound – steveshipleyauthor

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: Artyom: Orlov Bratva
Author: Shyla Colt & Kyra Nyx
Genre: Mafia Romance
Cover Designer: Dreams2Media
Publication Date: Feb. 28th, 2022
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Blurb:

Artyom

It costs to be the boss. I have heard the phrase my entire life, and now my father tests my loyalties. We’ve been searching for a peaceful way to get the Popov family under our control. Gambling debts they can’t pay act as an opening, and the eldest daughter, Ksenia, is our fee. Wedding bells are going to ring whether she likes it or not.

 

Ksenia

Everything for the family. The four words that have been drilled into my head my entire life are a lie. My father’s dedication to our way of life drove a wedge between us and turned him into a stranger to my siblings and me, and now it’s got my head on the chopping block. I’m set to become a bride to one of the most ruthless families in the organization because of him, but I won’t go down without a fight.

 

Kyra Nyx proves that Happily Ever Afters aren’t reserved for knights in shining armor. Her heroes swagger in, drag you into the gray area, and make you rethink your fairy tale. Follow these interconnected stories and get swept away by heroes who put romance on the edge.

USA Today Bestselling author Shyla Colt is a chaos wrangler, chronic crafter, and imaginary friend collector. The mom of two and a wife road trips with her weird brood when she’s not taking on a new hobby or bingeing on spooky podcasts and documentaries. She writes strong women with sass, plenty of nerdy tendencies, and the intriguing intense males who love them.

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Collection: Social Rejects Syndicate World 
Titles: Miguel, Davet, Anton, and Gambit 
Authors: Janet A. Mota, Dixie Painter, KL Donn, and Cayce Poponea 
Genre: Mafia Romance
Cover Design: Sweet 15 Designs
 
 
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Miguel Fonseca is next in line to take over the organization. He refuses to run the business the way his father has. He has other ideas. He’s second-guessing how he’s going to be able to make those changes. Without warning, walks into his life. She opens his world to new and inventive ideas. She turns his world upside down in all the good ways. Together they turn the organization into a powerhouse. Together they are a force to be reconed with.
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Davet de Wees
I’m called de Duivel. The Devil.
I govern Les Voleurs Syndicate with the same harsh rules and code of honor that have governed my life since I was a kid. I worked my way from the streets to this place of power, and now the respectability of my syndicate is at stake because I am lacking a wife. I’ve reluctantly agreed to entertain the thought, but I don’t want a vapid piece of arm candy that was traded in marriage to strengthen bonds with another syndicate. However, when Liliane Lemaire appears with a proposition I can’t ignore, I find myself drawn to the beautiful woman, tempted by all she can bring me. But trust is something I don’t often give, and I’m worried that she’s going to lead me down a dangerous path, one that can ultimately destroy me.
Liliane Lemaire
My father has sold me into marriage once already. He’s a ruthless criminal that cares about nothing save power, money, and creating fear in those around him. I lived surrounded by that fear, allowing myself to be traded into what I thought was meant to secure a bond between my father and my husband. But then the unthinkable happened, and I found myself back in my father’s evil clutches. He wants me to do something nefarious, and if I don’t agree, he’s going to send me straight to the Block, a human trafficking auction ran by my father. I’m done being used, and I’m determined to bring him down, even if it kills me. My only hope is to join forces with de Duivel, the only man capable of bringing my father down. But I don’t know if I can trust him to keep me safe, and I’m afraid that if we don’t succeed, Davet will suffer the same fate as my last husband, and I’ll always be nothing more than my father’s evil pawn.
This work of fiction features acts of violence, strong language, and adult scenes. Readers over 18 only.
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Anton Renznikov took the world on his shoulders when his father died. The Odessa Organization became his sole purpose for surviving the often turbulent streets of his Ukraine home. With his brothers by his side, Anton fought to conquer any enemy that came his way with swift ruthlessness and a devilish hand.
What he wasn’t expecting was falling for his daughter’s nanny, and when his lifestyle comes for her, steals Sofiy Koval from his fingertips, there isn’t a force in the world that will stop him from exacting justice.
 
 
 
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A man harboring a deadly secret. A woman falling desperately in love. An act of charity bringing them together.
 
Ardan has lived by a singular rule; protect the Family at all costs. He’s sacrificed everything, including his dreams, to keep the Meidani Family’s secrets hidden. What happens when the Family’s latest demand requires him to betray his own heart? Will he be able to stand against ancient traditions, allowing him to forge a new life for himself? Or will he bend once again, shattering any hope of mending a broken promise he pledged to the one person who owns his soul?
 
Gia grew up knowing secrets are a way of life. Born into the Vitale Family, she’s no stranger to the inner workings of the syndicate world. When an opportunity to raise money for the less fortunate turns into an online romance, will Gia lay everything on the line to find her happily ever after? Or will the harsh reality of her Family’s reputation rear its ugly head, placing her loyalty into question?
 
Gambit is book one of USA Today Bestselling Author Cayce Poponea’s contribution to the Social Rejects SyndicateWorld. Join her as she spins a romantic suspense tale of lies and deception, love and loss, and the twist and turns she’s famous for.
 
 
 
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CONNOR: THE KUMUL CARTEL

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Author: Susan Horsnell

Publication Date: 23 January 2022

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The time—early 1980s.

The place—Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

My name is Connor Masterton. My brothers and partners are Jake and Quinn.

I’m the eldest; and the one responsible for keeping our drug cartel alive and prospering.

Using the undeveloped country as a cover, we are able to operate with next to no chance of being caught.

Or so I thought…

Who will betray our operation and push us to the brink of destruction?

Can we survive the betrayal?

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Title: Crashers
Author: Lindy S. Hudis
Genre: Crime Thriller
Release Date: September 9th, 2019
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Enter the world of Crashers! A riveting story of love, desperation and greed. 
Fraudulent car accidents is a multi-million dollar racket, involving unscrupulous medical providers, personal injury attorneys, and the cooperating passengers involved in the elaborate network—and who also receive a portion of the illegal proceeds. Such is the fate of newly engaged, Nathan and Shari, whose joy is tempered by the dark cloud of mounting debt. 
A chance encounter with a sexy, mysterious stranger, in whom Shari confides her troubles proves fortuitous: he tells her of a get-rich-quick scheme that will put her and her fiancé on easy street. Seduced by the chance to move from hard times to good times in no time, Sheri takes the carrot offered her, and finds herself acting as a “stuffed passenger”—the “victim” in a staged auto accident. The act goes according to plan and Shari gets her payday, but getting out and breaking free of the insurance fraud underworld will take nothing short of a miracle. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Chapter 1
For KXXX TV and KXXX AM Radio News, this is Katie Carlson with your mid-morning eye-in-the-sky traffic report, and it’s an easy one: It’s messed up EVERYWHERE! So far, the 405 South is backed up all the way to the 101. So, if you are going into Hollywood this morning, you are going to be late for that audition. Also, there is an injury crash on the Eastbound 10. So, if you are heading into downtown LA, you might want to bring a magazine or get some knitting done. If you are going to LAX, forget it, call mom back east and tell her you will be driving out instead. Just Kidding! Any way, this is Katie Carlson with the Los Angeles mid-morning traffic report. Enjoy your commute everybody, NOT!
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As the blare of the clock radio on the night table jolted her awake, Shari Barnes rubbed her eyes, blew her long brown hair out of her face, and snuggled into Nathan Townsend’s chest. She curled her body around his middle and took a deep whiff of his salty, masculine neck.
But she couldn’t ignore the voice on the radio.
“Monday morning traffic,” she sighed.
Nathan matched the sigh and put his arms around her. “At least you don’t have to drive over the hill.”
“Yeah, I would just die if I had to drive into Beverly Hills every day to work in a beautiful office.” Shari giggled and disappeared under their thick blue comforter for a few more moments of sleepy-headed bliss. She felt Nathan stretch up, and a moment later the radio shut off. Then he slid down next to her in the single bed they shared in their Studio City apartment, a few blocks north of Ventura Boulevard. The constant drone and rumble of another L.A. morning came clearly through the open window: cars honking, rock music blaring, the frantic scurrying sounds of the film shoot a few blocks away. Shari ran her bare feet up the inside of Nathan’s thigh.
He jumped. “Shit, your feet are cold.” He pushed her legs off of him.
“What time is it?” she murmured between kisses.
“Um, seven.” He nuzzled her neck and she felt him becoming erect against her.
“No time for that!” She threw off the covers. “Gotta be at work on time for once; gotta get my ass out of bed.”
“There’s a snake in the bed?” Nathan grabbed her with both hands and gave her belly gentle nips.
“Yeah, of the one-eyed variety.” Shari leaped to the floor and padded naked into the bathroom. She turned the hot water in the shower to high and stepped in, filling the small bathroom with steam.
She had just poured a green drop of shampoo into her palm and was running her hands together when the flimsy yellow and white shower curtain flew back and Nathan grinned in at her. She smiled back, surprised by neither his arrival nor the partial hard-on that preceded him.
“Mind if we join you?” he asked.
“There’s enough shampoo for everybody,” Shari said as she rubbed her hands across her scalp.
He stepped into the stall, pulled the curtain closed and began to lather her hair for her. She put her hands on his back, feeling the taut muscles and the water streaming there, but did not reach down between them. It took him about five seconds to realize it and hold her away.
“You okay?”
“Fine….”
“Don’t lie; I can always tell when you have something on your mind.”
“You know me better than I know me,” she said.
“You know it.” He pushed her wet hair over her shoulders. “Come on, give.”
“I was thinking maybe I should get a second job.”
“You’re worrying about money again?”
“Well, I have to shoot my student thesis film this year or I won’t graduate. But where am I going to get the money I need?”
“How much do you need?”
“At least five figures.”
 
5 STARS!
“Now we are perfectly posed to raise the question this thriller centers on: When bad things happen to good people, how fragile is the line between morality and survival? Is a little unprovable insurance fraud a victimless crime, or the gate to unfathomable legions of dark decay? Against the fast paced, infamous Hollywood backdrop you won’t be able to believe what is happening all while a tiny voice is zinging nagging quesions at you about what you would do in their shoes. Add in sex, drugs, owners of houses of ill repute, the profession that has earned every filthy stereotype with less faith than you would offer the sleaziest used car saleman (attorneys at law, of course), a young cop eager to make a name with a personal vendetta, and all the innocent (and not so innocent) bystanders, plenty of surprising plot twists, this is a book you won’t be able to put down.” 
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Lindy S. Hudis is a graduate of New York University, where she studied drama at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of several titles, including her romance suspense novel, Weekends, her “Hollywood” story City of Toys, and her crime novel, Crashers. She is also the author of an erotic short story series, “The S&M Club” and “The Mile High Club”. Her short film “The Lesson” was screened at the Seattle Underground Film Festival and Cine-Nights in 2000. She is also an actress, having appeared in the television daytime drama “Sunset Beach”. She and her husband, Hollywood stuntman Stephen Hudis, have formed their own production company called Impact Motion Pictures, and have several projects and screenplays in development. She lives in California with her husband and two children.
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