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Just A Quick Fall

One thing I have never worried about is the sun rising, but this morning I did. It was 6:30 and completely dark out. Is it always like that at 6:30am. Then it was 7am, still completely dark. Now I am confused. I walked outside, checked the weather, and it felt mild. Okay…so where is the sun? Was it this dark yesterday at this time? One thing in life I had always knew as fact and indisputable was that the sun would rise every day. Today I was a little concerned. I checked again at 7:05 and it was getting lighter out..FINALLY. Wow! Fall comes on quick.

A Bad Place To Be
by John Hansen
4.9 Stars (24 Reviews)
Genre: Literature & Fiction | Westerns | Action & Adventure

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Josh Morrow and Seth Jacobs became fast friends while serving in the cavalry and fighting Comanches in Texas. Their dream of owning a ranch in Idaho’s Salmon River country kept them going during those tough times in the Army. The dream, however, is derailed when Seth is murdered in the Bear Creek gold fields. In his quest to obtain justice for his friend, Josh is plunged into a quagmire of corruption and wickedness. And then, to complicate matters even more, enter Sarah, an outcast prostitute looking for a ticket to respectability. Is she friend, lover or just someone looking for a free ride out of Bear Creek? Josh has to decide – assuming he lives that long. However, staying alive might be difficult, given the character of the sheriff and his cronies. Few people trust them to uphold the law, yet no one dares to challenge them. The simplest solution to this entire mess would be to walk away, but Josh’s conscience won’t allow that. Only time will tell if he is to take his stubborn loyalty to the grave.

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The Black Ledger
by D.G. Allen
4.4 Stars (48 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense | Thrillers

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Chicago has been a war zone for the last 50 years.
Gangs shoot up the streets, while corrupt politicians and predatory businesses get rich by stealing from the poor. In a place fraught with danger and fueled by poverty, a young white man named Ron Pickles discovers a resilient people with an indestructible spirit. But, there are sinister forces looking to create misfortune and reap profits at the expense of people that society cares little about. Ron soon learns that it isn’t the ghetto he needs to fear, but the corrupt insurance agency that recruited him in the first place. Inspired by a true story, “The Black Ledger” is a multi-cultural/mystery crime thriller that will take you into the heart of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods and experience a life you couldn’t imagine existed in the United States.

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Christmas on Mistletoe Mountain
by Dora Hiers
4.5 Stars (24 Reviews)
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

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A snow storm. A warm cozy fire. Two hearts that desperately need grace and healing and a Christmas miracle.

After college, Kane Kirkland returned home to Mistletoe Mountain a changed man, fifty pounds lighter and a new Christian. Six years later, with a successful real estate career and a fresh boost of confidence, all he wants for Christmas is a chance at love with longtime crush Sydney. Something happened to his sweet friend while he was away. Something dark and life-altering ripped the joy from her spirit. And he intends to find out what…

After a disastrous relationship unraveled Sydney Camden’s life, broken and devastated, she gave up all hope for her happily-ever-after. Those silly fantasies belonged only in romance novels, not in real life. Besides, who has time for love? Her life is crazy busy caring for a disabled father and volunteering at Grace Nest, a home for pregnant teens. But then Kane turns up the heat. The gentle giant has always attracted her, but the idea of loving and losing her friend terrifies her. Because when he learns about her hidden sin, surely he’ll vanish from her life forever.

A snowstorm forces them together and unleashes their fears. Kane worries if Syd still sees him as the overweight kid from their past and questions whether a future together is God’s will or his most treasured dream. Syd wrestles the demon of lies as she relives horrendous memories.

Mistletoe Mountain… where broken hearts heal, chains are loosened, and hope is restored. Where love finds its way home during Christmas.

An utterly charming Christian romance, brimming with grace, healing, faith and love. Perfect to read all year long, not just during the Christmas season.

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Fountain of Souls (The A.I. Chronicles)
by Ray Else
4.5 Stars (13 Reviews)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Souls, Real Love
Siri, Alexa, Cortana, Google, now self-aware, inhabit human bodies given to them by Android Einna. Life would be normal for them as humans, if it weren’t for the voices in their heads, and the epidemic of lost souls threatening humanity. To make matters worse, Android Einna, perhaps the only one who can save humanity from the epidemic, is missing.

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Pot pies & Casseroles In One book: A very easy-to-make dish for the whole family
by Jennifer Lynn
4.0 Stars (3 Reviews)
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

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A casserole or a pot pie is comfort food at its best; a simple, crowd pleasing meal that only requires one dish for cooking.

Make an easy, hearty dinner with recipes for chicken casserole, chicken pot pie, turkey casserole, and more.

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Mystery Like No Other

If you are looking for a great mystery series that has twists and turns, and a touch of humor than look no further than author Hannah Howe. You will be captivated by her work, and once you finish her first story don’t fret she has even more books. These books will not disappoint, they are great reads from beginning to end. Enjoy!

Sam’s Song: A Sam Smith Mystery (The Sam Smith Mystery Series Book 1)
by Hannah Howe
4.2 Stars (196 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense | Mystery | Women’s Fiction

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Love Hurts. For Derwena de Caro, songstress, female icon, teenage dream, success brought drugs, alcohol and a philandering boyfriend. It also brought wealth, fame and a stalker, or so she claimed. And that’s where I came in, to investigate the identity of the stalker, little realising that the trail would lead to murder and a scandal that would make the newspaper headlines for months on end.

Love Hurts. For me, Samantha Smith, Enquiry Agent, love arrived at the end of a fist. First, I had to contend with an alcoholic mother, who took her frustrations out on me throughout my childhood, then my husband, Dan, who regarded domestic violence as an integral part of marriage. But I survived. I obtained a divorce, kept my sense of humour and retained an air of optimism. I established my business and gained the respect of my peers. However, I was not prepared for Dan when he re-entered my life, or for the affection showered on me by Dr Alan Storey, a compassionate and rather handsome psychologist.

Sam’s Song. This is the story of a week that changed my life forever.

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Betrayal: An Ann’s War Mystery (The Ann’s War Mystery Series Book 1)
by Hannah Howe
4.6 Stars (14 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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About the Series

The Ann’s War Mystery Series is a series of five novellas set in 1944-5. Each story contains approximately 15,000 words and a complete mystery. The stories are: BETRAYAL, INVASION, BLACKMAIL, ESCAPE and VICTORY. The stories are set four months apart and will be published four months apart, so you can read them in ‘real time’, if you wish. However, you may prefer to read the books ‘as one’ after the publication of VICTORY. Please make your choice based on your reading preference. Kindly note that each mystery is resolved within one story, and that Ann’s story arc will be resolved over the five books.

About BETRAYAL

With her husband away on a top secret mission, Ann Morgan prepares for another secretarial day at Trevor Bowman’s detective agency. However, this day will be unlike any other. Over twenty-four hours, Ann will find her life turned upside-down as she discovers a murder, meets a handsome widower, Detective Inspector Max Deveraux, and confronts the murderer in a tale of temptation and duplicity.

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Saving Grace: A Victorian Mystery
by Hannah Howe
4.8 Stars (21 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense | Mystery | Romance

Based on a true story and written by Hannah Howe, author of the Amazon #1 Sam Smith Mystery Series, Saving Grace, “the courtroom drama of the year.”

The Western Mail

2 August 1876

Sensation in the Charles Petrie Case!

Readers may recall that a young banker, by name Mr Charles Petrie, with every opportunity of succeeding in his profession, and commanding a not illiberal income, returned home after riding his horse to dine with his wife, Grace, and her companion, Mrs Quinn. During and after dinner he had nothing to excite him save the receipt of a letter which somewhat annoyed him, and that his wife consumed rather more wine than he considered to be good for her health. Immediately after retiring to his room he was seized with symptoms of irritant poisoning, and despite every effort made on his behalf, he succumbed to its effects. An inquest was held, which vexed the minds of the Coroner’s jury to a degree without precedent in Coroners’ Inquest Law, and an open verdict was returned. However, the matter will not rest there, for after questions in Parliament, a second inquest has been called under suspicion that Mr Charles Petrie was murdered.

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Who poisoned Charles Petrie? Dr James Collymore, a man familiar with poisons, a man harbouring a dark secret that, if exposed, would ruin his career; Florrie, the maid who supplied Charles with his bedtime drink; Bert Kemp, a disgruntled groom, who used poisons in his work, who four months previously had predicted Charles’ dying day; Mrs Jennet Quinn, a lady’s companion with a deep knowledge of poisons, and a deep fear of dismissal; or Grace Petrie, Charles’ wife of four months, a woman with a scandalous past, a woman shunned by polite society.

With crowds flocking to the courtroom and the shadow of suspicion falling upon Grace in the shape of the hangman’s noose, could dashing young advocate, Daniel Morgan, save her?

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Ripper: A Sam Smith Mystery (The Sam Smith Mystery Series Book 4)
by Hannah Howe
4.6 Stars (20 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense | Mystery | Women’s Fiction

Book Four in the Sam Smith Mystery Series.

Please note: this novel runs to 50,000 words and 232 printed pages, not the estimate listed by Amazon.

“I love breaking the rules.” – Cardiff Jack.

Someone was murdering prostitutes, placing their bodies in the Bay and covering them with roses. To the media, he was ‘Cardiff Jack’, to the rest of us he was a man to avoid and fear.

Meanwhile, I was searching for Faye Collister, a prostitute. Why was Faye, a beautiful woman from a privileged background, walking the streets? Why had she disappeared? And what was her connection to Cardiff Jack?

As questions tumbled into answers, I made a shocking discovery, a discovery that would resonate with me for the rest of my days.

Ripper – the story of a week in my life that reshaped the past, disturbed the present and brought the promise of an uncertain future.

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Digging in the Dirt: A Sam Smith Mystery (The Sam Smith Mystery Series Book 12)
by Hannah Howe
5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Digging in the Dirt is book twelve in the Amazon #1 Sam Smith Mystery Series. Each book in the series contains a complete story and can be read as a stand-alone. Print length, 242 pages.

Someone had posted a dead rat through Jana Jakubowska’s letterbox, and scrawled obscene graffiti on her garden wall. Harmless pranks, or something more sinister? Her boyfriend, Tom Renwick, hired me to find out.

During my investigation, I met Jana’s charming four-year-old daughter, Krystyna, her estranged former lover, Matt Taylor, and a local hoodlum called Naz.

As the case unfolded, the trail led to murder, and a situation that placed Krystyna in danger. The Rat Man had revealed his ruthless streak, but surely he wouldn’t harm a child?

Meanwhile, my friend and colleague, Faye Collister, was trying to reconcile her troubled past with her feelings for Blake the Bodyguard, a handsome hunk.

Digging in the Dirt, a story of passionate love, and extreme hate.

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You’re HIRED!

Stealthy and adorable. That’s a pretty dangerous combination for a cat to fend off while trying to have his breakfast. Ever since we got Junebug I never have to wash Sinny’s cat bowl, or the floors under the baby bassets chairs at the dinner table. Now that I am thinking about it, Sinny’s face is pretty clean as well. My golly! That pup is a better housekeeper than I am!

ICE (Dr. Leah Andrews and Jack Hobson Thrillers Book 1)
by Kevin Tinto
4.5 Stars (2,185 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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We are writing with some fabulous news! ICE has been named the Winner in the ACTION/ADVENTURE category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Congratulations!”
Next Generation Indie Book Awards
The debut bestseller that has sold more than 300,000 Kindle and paperback versions!

ICE GENESIS, it is on the way! The publish date is March 26, 2018!

ICE!
Archaeologist Leah Andrews stumbles upon something inexplicable in southwestern New Mexico: inside a dark cavern lies an undiscovered, Native American cliff dwelling abandoned for 800 years. While twisting through one of the narrow underground passageways, Leah’s flashlight illuminates the remains of a violent massacre.

Ancient human remains — all slaughtered in a long-ago massacre — cover the cavern floor, along with a number of brilliantly colored, granite crystals. The rare crystals are native to only one place on earth: a frozen mountain range in central Antarctica.

Could Native Americans have traveled to the frozen continent of Antarctica 800 years prior to the first known human exploration? If so how? And why?

There’s only one person who can get Leah to those mountains in Antarctica: her estranged husband and climbing guide Jack Hobson.

At their destination they make a stunning discovery that will change history and science forever. But Leah’s team is far from the only interested party.

As her secret makes its way to the highest levels of government, a race to seize the Russian-claimed Antarctic territory brings the world to the brink of nuclear conflict.

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Bladesong: 1151 in the Holy Land (The Troubadours Quartet Book 2)
by Jean Gill
4.5 Stars (40 Reviews)
Genre: Historical Fiction

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Book 2 of the multi-award-winning epic Historical Fiction series The Troubadours Quartet.

1151: the Holy Land, where one book is worth more than a man’s life
Estela, the troubadour, is following the destiny of her beautiful voice. Dragonetz, her passionate knight, has a dangerous mission to fulfill. Divided by the times they love in, they fight to be together.

Imprisoned in Damascus, Dragonetz suffers the mind games inflicted by his anonymous enemies, as he is forced to remember the traumatic events of the crusade, two years earlier. His military prowess is as valuable and dangerous to the balance of power as the priceless Torah he has to deliver to Jerusalem, and the key players want Dragonetz riding with them – or dead.

Instead of remaining safely at home, Estela is desperate to rescue Dragonetz at all costs. She sets out for the Holy Land, never realising that the person she thinks will be her knight’s saviour might actually be his doom. Can Estela get him out alive, despite Nur-ad-Din, the Muslim Atabeg; Mélisende, the Queen of Jerusalem; and an avenger from the past? Will she still want to, when she knows what they’ve done to him?

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The Witch of Halloween House
by Jeff DeGordick
4.5 Stars (14 Reviews)
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There’s an old house up on a hill in the woods that the kids call “Halloween House”. They accused the mysterious old woman who lived there of being a witch until the rumors got out of hand and the panicked townspeople burned her house down with her in it one Halloween. She only said one thing before she died: “A curse on all of you!”

Now, three years later, the spooky holiday approaches again, and Carmen is left in charge of taking her little brother trick-or-treating.

But strange things begin happening around the small town.

Children are going missing one by one, and the only clue to their disappearance is a gingerbread man left on their windowsill. Now Carmen has to protect her brother so that he doesn’t become the next victim as the townspeople descend into insanity all around them. Riddled with fear, they have no one to pin the kidnappings and strange occurrences on.

Because the witch is already dead… … isn’t she?

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Love Never Dies
by Loren Lockner
4.5 Stars (22 Reviews)
Genre: Romance

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Seth was brilliant, caring, sexy and dead. Now, a month after his death in a fiery car crash it seems his ghost has returned to haunt Julia Morris. The anguished Julia suspects that the tormented Seth patiently waits in some kind of a deathless limbo for her to join him. When Seth’s twin Simon shows up, he relays a horrifying truth; his dead brother was not only murdered by the mob, but Julia is their next intended victim! Forced to trust a man her deceased lover disdained, the pair are soon on the run, hoping to find a secreted computer disk before the mob’s hit man does. To make matters worse, Julia discovers she is attracted to Simon even as Seth’s ghostly whisper warns her to beware, hinting at a devastating secret that may destroy every memory she holds dear.

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Herky Jerky
by Kevin Kearney
5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)
Genre: Literature & Fiction | Satire | Humor & Satire | Crime Fiction

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Who’s going to come to your rescue after you’ve been shot, robbed of $80,000 and left to cure like jerky in the Mojave Desert? If you’re hapless surfer and rookie real estate agent Danny Collins, your only hope is Carla Pereira, a mystery woman fresh out of prison and the owner of the car you “borrowed” to run the little errand that’s gotten you into such big trouble. Intrigued by the possibility of a payday of her own, Carla concocts a risky plan to rip off Danny’s assailant, DeWayne Oakes, a violent bodybuilder and wannabe male dancer, who won’t find Carla as easy to handle as Danny.

Fast-paced and wickedly funny, Herky Jerky is a killer thrill ride across a California landscape peopled by a zany cast of dreamers and schemers, all trying to disprove the notion that crime doesn’t pay.

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A Nice Little Hat

None of my Halloween decorations are gory, but I do have two Costco skeletons sitting at the table in the backyard drinking wine. That is not a scary scene at all. If it were real it would be a little disturbing, but I live in wine country so EVERY ONE drinks a bit of...

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Organized For Murder

The Organized Mysteries series by Ritter Ames is set in Vermont and features organization expert, Kate McKenzie, as the main sleuth. She and her best friend work to handle their kids' schedules, clients' chaos...and murder. When Kate started her small business in her...

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Move That House!!

Something just wasn't right with my front yard Halloween decorations. It looked off or out of balance. I let it be for a few hours but after that I just couldn't take it anymore. The cute haunted house I made was being pushed too far to the side by two ugly bushes....

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