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“NO SUCH THING AS A SECRET” by SHELLY FREDMAN

NEW REVOLVING BOOK

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by SHELLY FREDMAN

TITLE: NO SUCH THING AS A SECRET

GENRE: ROMANTIC/COMEDY MYSTERY

COMPLETE LIST IN SERIES:

No Such Thing As… Mystery Series
…A Secret
…A Good Blind Date
…A Free Lunch
…A Free Ride

RELEASED: ALL IN CURRENT RELEASE

PUBLISHER: AUTHOR HOUSE/ AQUINAS & KRONE

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK. NO SUCH THING AS A SECRET: AMAZON

SYNOPSIS

NO SUCH THING AS A SECRET:

Meet Brandy Alexander, a young woman from South Philadelphia with a big mouth, an even bigger heart and a little problem with impulse control. It’s not her fault trouble seems to follow her around. Okay, it is her fault, but why quibble over details?

When Brandy (a puff piece reporter for a local Los Angeles TV news station) returns to her hometown after a four year absence, she is thrilled to be reunited with friends and family. But her joy is short-lived when her best friend, John, becomes the victim of a tragic accident. Brandy is alone in thinking that the death is “no accident” and as she sets out to prove her theory, she stumbles upon a political scandal of major proportions. Things begin to heat up, when it appears that her former boyfriend, police Detective Robert Anthony DiCarlo, is involved in sabotaging the investigation. The one thing Brandy knows for sure is that people keep turning up dead and if she doesn’t get some answers fast, she could end up on the short list.

As Brandy searches out the truth, she gains some unexpected allies including sexy, dangerous, street-savvy Nicholas Santiago and the now-married Bobby, who still holds a torch for his former girlfriend.

With humor, guts and determination, Brandy tackles each challenge – be it dodging a bullet or resisting that box of Tastykakes in the cupboard. Murder, mayhem and romance abound in Shelly Fredman’s novel, proving there really is No Such Thing as a Secret.

REVIEWS:

“Fredman is a hilarious writer! She has such a warm style of writing that the reader can’t help but be pulled in…Brandy Alexander takes the reader on a ride not soon to be forgotten…No Such Thing as a Secret is a titillating mystery full of fun and mayhem. There is a rich under-texture that separates the story from other authors and thus makes it a standout” ~Midwest Book Review

“Brandy is a fun, feisty narrator with a big heart…and the plot is brisk and lively” ~ChickLitBooks.Com

“Brandy Alexander could hold her own as the third member of an urban Northeast detecting triangle, anchored by Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and Sarah Stromeyer’s Bubbles Yablonski…Fans of those sleuths will find a new set of books to read with this series.” ~Rambles.NET

READ AN EXCERPT:

NO SUCH THING AS A SECRET

AUTHOR BIO

I firmly believe what I once read on a bumper sticker -”Reality is for people who lack imagination.”

A former Philadelphian, I now reside in Santa Monica, California where I split my “real life” between writing, teaching elementary school, consuming mass quantities of chocolate and enjoying the many characters that manifest themselves in my head (in the non-clinical sense).

CONNECT WITH SHELLY ONLINE:

Shelly’s web site – nosuchthingas.com

Shelly’s yahoo group

facebook page

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“IMMINENT DANGER” BY ALEXIS D. CRAIG

OUR LATEST REVOLVING BOOK is by ALEXIS D. CRAIG

TITLE: IMMINENT DANGER

GENRE: EROTIC SUSPENSE
PUBLISHER: SINFUL MOMENTS PRESS
WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:
SINFUL MOMENTS PRESS
AMAZON KINDLE
RELEASED: FEB. 2011

SYNOPSIS:
Dani Watson is a hard-edged, fiercely independent control operator for the Indianapolis Police Department. After breaking up with a detective on the force she’s sworn off dating cops. That is, until she is assaulted and the responding officer is one of the sexiest men she had ever laid eyes on.Jacen Fuessler is unprepared for the chaos that is Dani Watson. Instantly attracted, he’s dazzled by her great rack, her lethal right hook, and her quirky sense of humor.Through their jobs they share a life that is like two sides of the same coin. As far as Dani is concerned, that’s already too close a connection. But work and circumstance keep throwing them together and Dani is having a hard time keeping her distance from the super hot Jacen. As she begins to fall for him, things are complicated by a terrifying stalker and Dani finds out quickly that her heart and sanity aren’t the only things in imminent danger.REVIEWS:Lori Whitwam ~ GOODREADSDani is a strong, independent, passionate heroine, and Jacen a worthy hero. The author’s inside knowledge of police procedure is solid, though some of the lingo and atmosphere is a little heavy in the beginning. Dani might over-think the relationship aspect of things with Jacen… but she doesn’t over-think the physical chemistry, which is refreshing. I get tired of heroines who want to know everything under the sun about every potential outcome in a relationship before they admit the attraction. Overall, a very strong story from a promising new author.AUTHOR BIO:

Alexis has been a writer from early childhood, discovering her calling when she wrote the Thanksgiving play for her kindergarten class in Tucson, Arizona. After moving to Indianapolis with her family in 1988, she wrote a column for her high school newspaper and two novel-length stories before graduating at age sixteen from Park Tudor School. After attending Sarah Lawrence College outside New York City, she returned home to Indiana to be closer to her family.

Alexis works for a local sheriff’s department in the communications division. She spends her free time reading and writing romance novels and investigating haunted houses.

She lives with her husband and two very excitable beagles.

VISIT ALEXIS ONLINE:

ALEXISDCRAIG.NET

ALEXIS ON FACEBOOK

SNEAK PEEK:
Jacen looked at Dani for verification, but she was already up and moving again to put more money in the jukebox. He hadn’t noticed before but she was missing something. “Where’s your cane?”A hot salsa beat filled the air and she danced back over to his chair. “At home in a closet. Exactly where it should be,” she replied as she pulled him to his feet.“Where’re we going?”
She looked around them, her hips and feet already moving to the rhythm. “Right here seems good.”Vince about fell out of his chair laughing. “You want him. To dance. Have you lost your mind?”“It’s the sugar talking, obviously,” Jacen laughed nervously, but Dani took no heed, sidling up next to him. He was mesmerized by the way she was moving against him. Hips that moved like that could found a new religion. He was a convert. His hands found their way to her hips and when she turned around and ground her ass up against him, he was a goner.The smell was what got to him, her perfume, sweat, and the slight undertone of sugar. Dani had her hand on his neck, lightly dragging her nails across the sensitive skin at the nape, and giving him a view down the front of her shirt so scandalizing, that he could tell that her bra was red with black lace edging. He was saved from drooling down the delectable arch of her neck when the song ended and she stepped away to take a drink from a glass on the table.“I’m hot, y’all. I’m gonna step out for a minute and get some air.” She looked in the direction of Grace and Vince, who had their heads together in some sort of deep and meaningful conversation and headed for the door.Jacen slumped into the closest chair, and simply stared after her, stunned at her ever-shifting moods and the riot she caused with his libido.
Vince leaned away from Grace with his arm draped casually across the back of her chair as he looked at him appraisingly. “Well, I will give you this: it looked vaguely like you were dancing, but more that she was pole dancing and you were the pole.”Jacen waved his comment off and blew out a deep breath. He had no idea what to make of Dani at all and trying to figure it out was leaving him too exhausted to cope with the next onslaught. Normally, if a woman was this much work, he was out the door, no explanation needed. Right now, he knew that he couldn’t leave if he wanted to; he had to know where the story ended. “I don’t like her out there in the parking lot by herself.”Vince frowned. “You know as well as I do that she’s a big girl and can more than take care of herself.”

“Besides, there are at least five police cars out there right now,” Grace added, looking around the room to tally up the total.

Jacen conceded the point and rubbed the back of his neck. “I know that, but still, we all know this neighborhood and what can be and often is lurking out in the parking lot. Even with the police cars out there. I’m gonna go check on her.”

Vince shrugged and Jacen was halfway to the door. “Suit yourself.”
“I think I will.”

The wall of smoke free air that accosted him as soon as he opened the door was a little startling, but what got his pulse racing was the fact that Dani was nowhere to be seen. He was halfway out in the parking lot when he heard a voice behind him.
“I’m over here.”

Jacen turned around, faced the dark façade of the building, and still didn’t see anything. “Where’s ‘here’?”

Dani stepped out from a niche between the FOP and the Vo-Tech school next door underneath the fire escape from the second floor. Even in the pale light of the lamp above the door, she was a barely visible silhouette. “Over here.”

She disappeared again as he walked over and he reached out a hand to make sure he didn’t run into her. His hand met her arm and he pulled her up against him. In the darkened alcove, it was like they were completely isolated from the world and not outside in public. His mouth crushed down on hers as he backed her into the wall. Her free hand slid up his chest, to his neck and then on to play in the velvety soft peach fuzz on the back of his head.

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The NEW Revolving Book

by Joanna D’Angelo

Welcome to our exciting new home! The Revolving Book will be your place to meet and chat about our favourite thing – the books we love to love!

So, I hope you’ll stop by when you can – jump in and take part in our usual weekly REVOLVING BOOK which will be posted here every Tuesday (and linked to the facebook group page) as well as  THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK and other fun chat topics.

The facebook group will still keep going – but facebook is essentially cutting out all the functions that made the groups – well – groups! Functions such as discussion boards and the ability for me to send out weekly messages to all of the members. Our groups are essentially becoming “pages”.

So – I will continue the facebook group of course (after all – I was one of the first romance fiction groups – heck, I think one of the first fiction groups on facebook.) I launched Love Romance Novels and the Revolving Book in March 2007 – so I’m an old-timer as far as social media is concerned!

The facebook group will be linked to this web site which will provide lots of cool stuff that I could never fit onto facebook to begin with. Including an archive of the Revolving Books! Imagine tha – being able to go through a back catalogue of all the books that I post here with tags pertaining to their genre! Woohoo! So, lots of goodies to be found here.

I’m super excited about this and all YOU have to do is sign up and you can receive my weekly missive so you know when The New Revolving Book is up on facebook and especially on this nifty new site.

We’ll have a lot more freedom here to move and grow and build and we won’t be limited to the whims and whimsies of facebook’s administrative team!

I have lots of exciting ideas planned – things I know that you’re all going to love! Author chats, giveaways, contests and more!

And for our first order of fun – anyone who signs up to this web site gets a free e-book from Lachesis Publishing.

There are a lot of books to choose from in many different genres – romance/historical/contemporary/horror/mystery/YA etc…

Here are a few listed below:

So be a part of the NEW WAVE of THE new REVOLVING BOOK.

It’s YOUR group!

Here’s how you subscribe – just click on the SUBSCRIBE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE BAR.  EASY PEASY! :D

E-mail me at therevolvingbook@gmail.com to let me know you’ve subscribed so we can arrange for the free e-book!

cheers!

Joanna

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