Running Bear – An interview with author Amber Belmont

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Today we are chatting with Amber Belmont the author of Running Bear: A BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance

 Tell us something unexpected about yourself!
I love bellydancing, particularly with swords!

 

What novels affected you the most growing up?

Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay had a profound impact on me. I admire how he makes every single character in the book so multi-layered, even the most minor. I also adored Wuthering Heights – I guess I’m a sucker for tragic love stories!

 

Where did the idea for your current book come from?

It’s a combination of real life, wishful thinking and pure fantasy.

 

Do you think there’s any way you could ever run out of ideas for books?

Are you kidding?? I’ve already got the next few books in my series mapped out, as well as two or three other spin off series planned. My problem isn’t finding new ideas – it’s finding the time to write them!

 

What is your routine for writing and has this method changed over the span of your career?

I’m a night owl, so I get my best work done in the evening, which is good because it means I can work around my other commitments. I also tend to find that the words flow most freely on a Sunday, so I usually block out all day to write. That’s been my routine for a few years now and it works for me.

 

How important is marketing and social media for you?

Very. I’ve been involved in various creative industries over the years and the one thing I’ve come to realize is that it doesn’t matter how talented you are, if nobody knows about you, they’re not going to come across your work just because it’s amazing.

 

What advice would you have for other writers?

Writing’s the easy part. It’s the promotion that gets tricky because it doesn’t seem to come as naturally. Make sure you devote time everyday to marketing, whether that’s being active on social media or taking time to do some training to learn more about how to market yourself effectively. Don’t be afraid to invest in your career – it will pay off in the long term.

 

What are you reading now?

River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay. I was so excited to see that he had more books out that I hadn’t read and I’m loving this as much as I have his others.

 

What’s your next step?

I’ve got covers designed for the next couple of books in my Love Laid Bear series, so I’m working on getting the fourth book out soon. I’m also doing a big push on the marketing side – I’m really hoping to take things to the next level this year, which means building my mailing list and audience and reaching out to new readers.

 

Running Bear is available on Amazon here 


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The Fourth Age Shadow Wars – An interview with author David Pauly

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Today we are chatting with David Pauly the author of The Fourth Age Shadow Wars

 
 Tell us something unexpected about yourself!

I am a classically trained chef who works as a nice trial lawyer

 

What novels affected you the most growing up?

Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy

 

Where did the idea for your current book come from?

Whenever I finished a Fantasy or Sci/Fi series, I always wondered what would have happened next in the author’s world. After the unlikely hero wields a mighty talisman and destroys the dark lord 700 pages later, I the reader always felt a bit crest fallen. So I set my series 200 years after the dark lord was destroyed, telling the story of Elves, Dwarves and Men, who are rebuilding their civilizations. I placed the politics of our actual world into a fantasy world, where today’s current events and societal conflicts unfold between different races with different magical abilities.

 

Do you think there’s any way you could ever run out of ideas for books?

Not really, and I hope that does not sound arrogant. My mind wanders constantly to maybes and possibilities, which my wife and my clients find annoying and distracting. I have half of the next series already written and outlines for the next 3 series completed. Time permitting, I am researching a different genre entirely combining European legends and art history, for an alternative world novel.

 

What is your routine for writing and has this method changed over the span of your career?

My routine, prior to re-marriage was light some candles, put some Art Rock on the stereo (Pink Floyd, Genesis, Alan Parsons), break out the red wine and see where inspiration would take me. Post marriage and the birth of my daughter, its grab any few moments that you can and type quickly before falling asleep at the keyboard. Sadly the Art Rock has been replaced by the theme song from “Frozen” played on the TV for the umpteenth time (Let it go, Let it go…”please god let me go!!”), the candles are too dangerous for a 4 year old, and I have had to cut down my drinking for health reasons.

 

How important is marketing and social media for you?

Its been the hardest part of the creative process. Writing is easy, selling is hard!

 

What advice would you have for other writers?

Write, write some more and keep writing. Anytime you can get it out of your head an down on paper or screen its great. Even if you go back later and hate it, at least its out and your ideas have been realized. Don’t self edit when you are being creative, there is lots of time in the cold light of day, literally, to edit your work.

 

What are you reading now?

Marketing guides

 

What’s your next step?

Promote the book and try to keep writing

 

The Fourth Age Shadow Wars is available on Amazon here 


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Law of Attraction Shortcut Secrets

Maria McMahon

 

Why does success always seem to be so elusive — just beyond your reach?
The answer isn’t just trying harder, getting more education, or trying to play the corporate games. Sustained happiness and success in all ten categories of life Including Relationships, Career, Family, Friends, Finances, Health, Life Balance and more, can be yours, if only you know some of the secrets that are already working for others.

The Law of Attraction Shortcut Secrets is far more than a book. It is a complete system to implement the universal laws in your life. The system includes five core Cogni-Fusion MP3s and three Bonus MP3s. It incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach with insights from hypnotherapy, creative visualization, relaxation techniques, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), BWE (Brainwave Entrainment), and subliminal messages with positive affirmations and meditation. This system equips you to produce amazing life changes from the inside out.

By reading this book and applying the Cogni-Fusion Mind Expansion Technology system, you will learn:

• How to identify and break free of self-limiting beliefs
• How to transform your thoughts to attract and to achieve your life goals
• How to maximize your experiences with the universal laws of gratitude, attraction, and abundance
• How to avoid and overcome the all-pervasive “shiny object syndrome” plaguing us today
• How to begin attracting the abundance you deserve in the areas of love, money, health, self-esteem, (or all of them)
• How to overcome the seven critical blocks to your Law of Attraction success
• And so much more…

13 Great Books To Sink Your Fangs Into This Halloween

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Halloween is here and there’s a bite in the air.

At BooksGoSocial we have carefully selected a list of 13 excellent books that will keep you spellbound until the last page. So light some candles, curl up, and give yourself the creeps… It’s time to bite back.

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Killer’s Countdown by Wendy H. Jones

“Twists and Turns to the Very Last Page!” Mandy baker Johnson

Dead Women. A Ruthless Killer. A Detective with something to prove. Newly promoted Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie struggles to cope with her new job, the respect of her colleagues, and the need to solve the hardest case of her life. Will she succeed?

A killer stalks the streets of Dundee, Scotland. Shona,having recently returned to Scotland, relies on the local knowledge of Sgt Peter Johnston and the rest of her team to help her track down the killer. However, this is no ordinary killer. Shona needs to use every trick in and out of the book to bring them to justice. The final revelation will shock you to the core.

Available on Amazon here


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Masquerade of Lies by Wendy Hinbest

Captivating and suspenseful young adult fiction that captures a slice of high school life.

Hanna Clark desperately wants to escape her dark past of self-mutilation and psychosis, but after she moves with her mother to a new city, she soon becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation.

Hanna races against time to prove her innocence, but if she doesn’t find the killer in time she’ll end up behind bars, while her mother is left to pick up the pieces of her life.

Available on Amazon here.

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Onyx Webb by Andrea Waltz, Richard Fenton

Delectably Creepy. Gripping. Fascinating. Get Entangled in Onyx Webb: An Addictive New Paranormal Suspense Series. Onyx Webb is a multi-genre mash-up that combines supernatural suspense, crime, horror, and a touch of romance.

Onyx Webb is a ghost. Billionaire playboy Koda Mulvaney becomes obsessed with a girl he sees inside a mirror. Juniper Cole is on her way to the prom and… well, we don’t want to spoil anything – we’ve probably told you too much already.

Available on Amazon here

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Dead of Night by William Todd

Dead of Night is a compilation of turn of the century era horror stories with a Victorian flare and traditional horror story plots with unexpected endings. If you like ghosts and ghouls and demons and werewolves, these stories are for you.

“I couldn’t stop reading to find out how each story ended and loved the twist and turns in each story. I love the Whitaker House Curse and felt like I was transported back in time. I highly recommend this book to everyone” – Amazon Review.

Available on Amazon here

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Deeply Flawed: The Zombie Apocalypse by Ro Ruffalo

What would you do for 6 seconds of perfect bliss?

In Deeply Flawed: The Zombie Apocalypse, a new synthetic drug called Primal is giving users the ultimate rush. There’s just one teensy side effect – a mad craving for human flesh. The creator of this drug is the sinister Prospero. An evil chemist gone Breaking Bad, Prospero seems determined to send the entire city into a feeding frenzy.

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Available on Amazon here

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The Spirit of Grace by Terry Lynn Thomas

Sarah Bennett doesn’t remember the night her mother tumbled down the stairs at Bennett House, despite allegedly witnessing the fatal fall. There was talk of foul play, dark whispers, and sidelong glances, all aimed at Sarah, prompting her family to send her to The Laurels, an exclusive asylum in San Francisco, under a cloud of suspicion.

In order to clear her name, Sarah must remember what happened the fateful night her mother died. But as she works to regain her memory, the real murderer watches, ready to kill again to protect a dark family secret.

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Available on Amazon here

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An Unbidden Visitor by Dianne Ascroft

An Unbidden Visitor is a Short Read – reading time approximately half an hour. Inspired by the story of the famous Irish poltergeist, the Cooneen ghost.

A tale of family, friends, and fear…
And the unnatural force that threatens to ruin everything…

When an unnatural and terrifying force invades their house, threatening their family, Bridget is surprised to see so many backs turning on her. Will Bridget find a way to save her home and her family before there’s nowhere left to turn?

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Available on Amazon here

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Crossing The Whitewash by Nick Rippington

An act of violence brought them together… now an act of violence has driven them apart.

Football prodigy Gary Marshall and troubled teen Arnie Dolan are inseparable. As members of the notorious Boxer Boys they tackle challenges head on, both out on the streets and closer to home. Then a rival football fan dies after a match, and their lives change forever. Now Arnie wants a reunion. He needs answers, and has a shattering secret to impart.

But where is Gary? And why is he so desperate not to be found?

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Available on Amazon here

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Truly Disturbed by Ro Ruffalo

The first corpse, decomposed and mutilated, is discovered in a small bungalow on a quiet street. It’s everybody’s worst nightmare as a serial killer descends on this peaceful bedroom community. The Shadow Man’s victims are like lambs to the slaughter.

But are these victims truly blameless, or did they somehow bring this horror upon themselves?

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Available on Amazon here

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SEVEN-X by Mike Wech

SEVEN-X is a bone-chilling exploration into the root of evil within us.
Freelance Investigative Reporter Eddie Hansen gets a tip on a missing death row prisoner, Annette Dobson, known as “The SIDS Killer.”

Pregnant at the time of her execution, Eddie adamantly believes it was staged and Dobson was secretly shipped to a Behavioral Health Center in a remote location outside the small town of Dell City, Texas.

But as Eddie dives deeper into his investigation, he is forced to confront his own demons, becoming an unwilling participant in the asylum’s paranormal rehabilitation experiment.

 

Available on Amazon here

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The Cicada Prophecy: A Medical Thriller by J.R. McLeay


FOR A SMALL PRICE, ANYONE CAN BE IMMORTAL.
WELCOME TO THE BRAVE NEW WORLD.

Dr. Richard Ross has discovered a miracle cure for aging. But it comes at a price. Everyone who wants eternal youth must undergo an operation before passing into adulthood that locks their body in the form of a preadolescent youth. When seniors die off, immortal juveniles rise to power and take over the world.

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Available on Amazon here

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Five Uneasy Pieces by Debbi Mack

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The New York Times bestselling author of Identity Crisis brings you five short stories of gritty and dark crime fiction. If you enjoy stories of psychological suspense, sometimes with a twist of dark humor, these five are sure to satisfy.

“FIVE UNEASY PIECES packs a nasty punch that will keep mystery fans enthralled.” —Simon Wood, author of TERMINATED

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Available on Amazon here

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One Night in Tehran by Luana Ehrlich

CIA operative, Titus Ray, is searching for answers. Meanwhile, an assassin searches for him.

In Tehran, while hiding out from the Iranian secret police, CIA officer, Titus Ray, finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians. Compelled by their unwavering faith, the battle-hardened agent becomes a believer shortly before they smuggle him out of Iran to freedom in Turkey.

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Available on Amazon here

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Through It All

J Marques

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It all started in late December, back in the early 1980s, in a small town called MCcomb, Mississippi, where I was born. I was the first child born to my mother as well as the first grandchild and nephew to be born into my immediate family. Growing up, I could remember people saying that I was such a pretty baby and how my mother would always get angry because people would ask her if my daddy was white or mixed with another race. According to them, I had good hair, especially back then. They would often say in my presence that it was no telling who my father was, and I would think to myself that with what I have heard about them, they were mad at the fact my mother was the better-looking one of the bunch.

Needless to say, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. When I was a child, my mother would always tell me that she was fifteen or sixteen when I was conceived by a deadbeat local resident of Summit, Mississippi, and that my grandmother was embarrassed and upset with her for getting pregnant at such a young age and later sent her to New Orleans, Louisiana, to live with her sister, who was my great-aunt. My Mother as well as others would always tell me stories of how she and my great-aunt could not get along because they had the same attitude and would curse anybody out, so my mother immediately moved back to Mississippi not long before I was born.

I always heard my mother discussing my grandmother, uncle, both of my aunts as well as certain others and how they were jealous of her, talked about her to people—mainly her man—and didn’t want to see her with a man. Most of the time when they communicated, it would end up being an argument, with mainly her cursing one of them out and then she would talk to me about it afterwards. It was neither here nor there because I still loved everybody the same, and as far as I could remember, I was always with my grandmother, and when we had family events, she preferred not to attend. She would always tell me that one day I would find out that my family was no good. She wasn’t telling me anything I didn’t already know, heard, or overheard because I had overheard everybody talking about everybody at some point and time.

Even at such a young age, I learned to mimic the same behavior. One thing I could not respect is how they would talk about my mother, but did similar things or worse things than her. they were worse than she was, mainly the loudmouthed aunt who always proclaimed I would be gay when I was only an adolescent. I would always laugh at her because she was known as the crackhead, prostitute for sleeping with other people’s men that nobody really cared to be around because she was annoying. My other aunt was more of the one who was said to be sweet, always in church but was no different from my mother or the other aunt because she would bad-mouth them behind their backs as well but then laughed in front of them as if she was so genuine.

13 Criminally Good Mystery Reads

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13 mystery reads

We’re halfway through Summer and there are still plenty of books to read this holiday. At BooksGoSocial we have carefully selected from our list of mystery and thrillers that will keep you rapt until the last page.

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So sit back, grab your favorite drink, and enjoy our list of handpicked mystery novels and thrillers…

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Remembrance of Blue Roses by [Keith, Yorker]

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Remembrance of Blue Roses by Yorker Keith

Remembrance of Blue Roses follows a man and a married couple in New York City, whose intricate relationship oscillates among friendship, love, love-triangle, and even obsession.

Its romantic ambience is interwoven with classical music, opera, art, family legend, and international affairs, illuminating the lives of international civil servants at the United Nations and the UN peacekeeping mission in Sarajevo, and those with direct experience of the Israel-Palestinian conflict and the Holocaust.

Available on Amazon here

 


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Picking Murphys by [James Summers]

Picking Murphys by James Summers

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From Connecticut to California, evil runs rampant. It learns as it goes, having been released into our world without the benefit of a mentor.

It has gone by many names and held many jobs. Waiting patiently for its next distraction, it stares at the wall for hours on end.

.Available on Amazon here.

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Corruption of Power by G W Eccles Corruption of Power by [Eccles, G W]

Against a backdrop of political corruption, state sponsored terrorism, and increased Taliban insurgency, Independent troubleshooter, Alex Leksin, is asked by President Karpev to report on a planned pipeline to take Russian oil through Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. Karpev’s strategy is to reduce Russia’s reliance on the West by shifting his country’s vast energy resources to the East. Failure would be catastrophic to his presidency.

Available on Amazon here

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Tales of the Witch by [Zeman, Angela]

Tales of the Witch by Angela Zeman

In the seven stories of this volume, Mrs. Risk confronts murderous fishmongers, cursed restaurateurs, and a rock star marked for death. Mystery is rife in Wyndham-by-the-Sea, and only a witch has the power to see the truth.

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Available on Amazon here

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Death and a Cup of Tea: Eight Delectable Murder Mysteries by Lee Mullins

Death and a Cup of Tea: Eight Delectable Murder Mysteries (Elm Books Death Series Book 4) by [Mullins, Lee, Tucher, Albert, Hughes, Robert D., Finger, Lynn, Nelson, Sharon, Rico, Stefanie, Worthington, Wendy, Korte, Cheryl]

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Eight delicious stories featuring female sleuths and various cups of tea. Choose your brew carefully… some are comforting, others are deadly. But whether your style is English, Jasmine, Chai, Green, or Vanilla Cream, there’s bound to be a cup for everyone! All freshly served by Elm Books’ veterans and some exciting newcomers.

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Available on Amazon here

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The Unholy: A Novel by [DeBlassie III, Paul]The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III

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A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, “The Unholy” is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer.

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Available on Amazon here

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The Twelfth Juror by Alexandra Swann

The Twelfth Juror by [Swann, Alexandra, Swann, Joyce]

Young, beautiful, ambitious Megan Cleary seems to have the perfect life: a dream job in a prestigious law firm in New York City, an upscale boyfriend, and a fabulous apartment. But her perfect world is shattered when one night, while she is working late, she is brutally beaten and raped by a stranger.

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Available on Amazon here

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Kill The Lights: A Mystery by [Wahlberg, David]

Kill The Lights by David Wahlberg

Just another beach party, until it ends with a savage murder that cries out for justice, drawing Ty Malone into a swirl of action where he encounters a pattern of criminal activities surrounding a unique Beverly Hills fashion show. Vistas into the lives of movie celebrities, fashion designers and models open to reveal the dark side of fashion merchandising in Los Angeles

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Available on Amazon here

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The Medinandi License by Randall ReneauThe Medinandi License (Trace Brandon Book 4) by [Reneau, Randall]

Geologist Trace Brandon has been in Mali less than two months. He’s nearly been killed twice, lost a drilling rig to a well-placed RPG, and fallen for Peace Corps volunteer Molly Wainwright . All pretty much SOP for West Africa, until his friend Gordon Watson is brutally kidnapped by Al Qaeda.

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Available on Amazon here

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Crime By Design Series Books 1-3: Boxed Set by [Thornley, Jane]Crime By Design Series by Jane Thornley

What would you do if everyone you cared about was a thief? Meet Phoebe McCabe. Even love puts a gun to her head. Hurled deep into the black market underbelly, Phoebe runs for her life while hunting ancient artifacts, rare textiles, and wayward men. Only Phoebe is shocked by what she’s willing to do to protect what and whom she loves.

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Available on Amazon here

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Dead Lemons by Finn BellDead Lemons (The Far South Series Book 1) by [Bell, Finn]

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In the remote south, beyond the last town down, a secret still lives. The people here have done wrong for a very long time. Finn felt it from the first. Now his growing convictions pull him into the centre of a horrible truth hidden in plain sight. Each revelation making it harder to escape.

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Available on Amazon here

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Escape From Purgatory by [Rud, Sephor]Escape From Purgatory by Sephor Rud

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Damien Ambrose finds himself in a dark haze about the bloody night that his family was killed by him. He remembers nothing about the murder, and finds himself remembering less about his family. Could he really of killed them, or is there some other explanation?

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Available on Amazon here

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The Jihadist List by Jeffrey E. Seay

The Jihadist List (An NCIS Special Agent Ruben Caver novel Book 4) by [Seay, Jeffrey E.]

A story steeped in current geopolitics straight out of front page news. Carver is on the clock to stop a plan that could affect U.S. military readiness on a massive scale.

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It’s like the man said: “It’s only fiction ’cause it hasn’t happened yet.”

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Available on Amazon here

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