Author Archives: therevolvingbook

About therevolvingbook

Editor in Chief at Lachesis Publishing Inc. https://lachesispublishing.com contact me at joanna@lachesispublishing.com

Sometimes the truth is better left dead . . . (Sweet Karoline by Catherine Astolfo)

UnknownTuesday’s Revolving Book is the psychological suspense novel SWEET KAROLINE by CATHERINE ASTOLFO

Sometimes the truth is better left dead

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Karoline-ebook/dp/B00DUIDMKO

PUBLISHER IMAJIN BOOKS: http://www.imajinbooks.com/catherine-astolfo

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Karoline-Catherine-Astolfo/dp/192779207X

WATCH THE TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/?gl=CA

BOOK BLURB:
If I knew what I know now, would I have searched so hard for the truth?

Anne Williams says she killed her best friend, Karoline. But did she? Or is there more to Karoline’s mysterious death than meets the eye?

Anne embarks on a compelling journey to discover her past and exposes an unusual history, horrific crimes and appalling betrayals. Through unexpected turns and revelations, Anne learns about love, family and who she really is. Can she survive the truth?

STELLAR REVIEWS:

“Astolfo’s wonderful first sentence in Sweet Karoline explodes on the page and resonates right to the end of this twisting examination of dangerous minds. Never have I encountered a narrative voice that alternates more deftly between alienating and enticing.” —Mel Bradshaw, author of Fire On The Runway

“A deliciously twisted story about the perplexing power of adult female relationships. By turns scathingly funny and darkly insightful, Sweet Karoline is a hedonistic journey with all the right ingredients: lust, betrayal, true love and mystery. Grab a glass of wine and have the bottle handy. A compelling read from the start through to the surprising end.” —Robin Spano, author of Death’s Last Run

“In Catherine Astolfo’s chilling new novel Sweet Karoline, things aren’t always as they seem. Anne, the multifaceted anti-heroine in this noir tale takes a fateful journey into her forgotten past, uncovering the painful roots of her childhood. While furrowing for answers, a mystery unfolds, truths swirl to the surface, a heinous murder occurs. Who’s the killer? Caught in a tangled web of greed, lies and deceit Anne must come to terms with her past, present and future, and the bleak realization that those we hold close may be the last ones to trust. Compelling, visually descriptive, deftly delivered…Catherine Astolfo’s got the goods!” —Douglas Wickard, author of A Perfect Husband

“Sweet Karoline is a multi-layered mystery, where nothing is as it seems. The story grips you on page one and leads you through a maze of history, twisted relationships, and ultimately the darkness of the human mind.” —Liz Bugg, author of Oranges and Lemons

“In Sweet Karoline, Astolfo has created a daring hybrid mystery that combines elements of romance, history, and suspense in a carefully crafted story that keeps you guessing to the very end. Astolfo explores new boundaries as she extends her reach beyond the cozy mystery in this psychological exploration of the mind of a killer. A unique exploration of guilt and revenge.” —Michael J. McCann, author of The Fregoli Delusion

“The clever plot twists in Sweet Karoline will enrapture you from page one through the last paragraphs of this fast-paced modern mystery. Author Catherine Astolfo exhibits a strikingly perceptive gift for believable dialogue and rich character development. Her dry wit and colorful descriptions will have you howling in laughter at points, but in tears at others as she digs deep into the themes of guilt, race, and relationships. The powers of love and redemption are strong, but does the heart of an Ice Queen ever really melt? Enjoy the romp from Los Angeles, through Canada, to a priceless Italian rendezvous—all in the pages of Sweet Karoline, where long-buried secrets lie.” —Lisa Pell, award-winning author of Who’s Your Daddy, Baby?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Catherine Astolfo retired in 2002 after a very successful 34 years in education. Catherine received the Elementary Dufferin-Peel OECTA Award for Outstanding Service in 1998. She was also awarded Dufferin-Peel Catholic Elementary Principal of the Year in 2002 by the Catholic Principals Council of Ontario.

Catherine is a past President of Crime Writers of Canada and a Derrick Murdoch Award winner (2012). She was a Zonta Club 2012 Nominee for Women of Achievement.

Writing is Catherine’s passion. She can recall inventing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of literary Canadian presses. In 2005, she won a Brampton Arts Award. Her short stories won the Bloody Words Short Story Award (second and first) in 2009 and 2010. She won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Best Short Crime Story Award in 2012. Catherine’s novels, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, as well as Sweet Karoline (July 14, 2013), are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catherine-Astolfo/426898307395107?ref=hl

Twitter: @cathyastolfo

Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/852970.Catherine_Astolfo

Google+: https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/castolfo

WEB SITE: www.catherineastolfo.com

BLOG: www.katywords.blogspot.com

Leave a comment

Filed under MYSTERY, PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE, PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, stella reviews, SUSPENSE, SUSPENSE THRILLER, THRILLER, THRILLER FICTION

If you have never read an Eloisa James romance you SHOULD! Romance at its best.

Old wallpaper“She was gorgeous. Dangerously so.” Thorn Daughtry (THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X) by ELOISA JAMES. GET IT WHILE IT’S ON SALE FOR ONLY 1.99! FRIDAY’S FANTASTIC FIND is THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X by New York Times best selling author ELOISA JAMES. And it’s on sale FOR ONLY $1.99! Vander, the hero of Eloisa’s upcoming FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE makes his first appearance in Three Weeks with Lady X as Thorn’s best friend. Meet two of Eloisa’s sexiest heroes for a great low price of only $1.99!

Kindle: http://amzn.to/1bIfNI5 Nook: http://bit.ly/1sYYr3i iBook: http://bit.ly/1oEnGlY Kobo: http://bit.ly/18Xca5Y Google Play: http://bit.ly/1E8nKIU WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized facade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his. The one thing Thorn can’t afford to lose–his fierce and lawless heart. Three_WeeksStay connected with Eloisa online: www.EloisaJames.com https://www.facebook.com/eloisajames https://twitter.com/EloisaJames https://www.tumblr.com/blog/eloisajames https://www.pinterest.com/eloisajames/ https://www.goodreads.com/EloisaJames ABOUT ELOISA: A reviewer from USA Today wrote that she “found herself devouring [Eloisa’s] book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa wrote her first novel after graduating from Harvard, but alas, it was rejected by every possible publisher. After she got a couple more degrees and a job as a Shakespeare professor, she tried again, with much greater success. Over twenty best-sellers later, she teaches Shakespeare in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She’s also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

Leave a comment

Filed under Best-selling authors, Bestselling Authors, ELOISA JAMES, ENGLAND, ENGLISH MANOR, HISTORICAL, HISTORICAL ROMANCE, REGENCY HISTORICAL, REGENCY HISTORICAL ROMANCE, regency romance, ROMANCE AUTHOR, romance authors, romance books, ROMANCE FICTION

What Makes A Great Hero? by Joanna D’Angelo

A favourite hero of many a reader - Mr. Darcy!

A favourite hero of many a reader – Mr. Darcy!

Recently, YA paranormal author Kim Baccellia listed her Top 5 Hottest Heroes. It got me thinking. Yes, physical attractiveness is something that we love in a hero. We tend to associate positive qualities with good looks. However villains can also be handsome and attractive. That can make them even more dastardly! But there are certain qualities that every good hero should have. They don’t have to have all of these qualities, but it always helps. Otherwise he wouldn’t be much of a hero would he? Here are some of my favourite qualities:

1. Courage: A good hero in a romance and any other genre should have courage. Not necessarily the “won’t back down in a fight kind of courage” – but the courage of his convictions to stand for what he believes.

2. Strength: I love a hero who is strong. Again, he doesn’t have to be physically strong – but certainly strong in his character and how he sees the world.

3. Humour: Not a must but definitely a quality I go for in a hero. I love a hero with a sense of humour – be it sarcastic, wicked, sweet, or silly. If he can laugh at himself or if he finds humour in the world around him then that’s a fella for me.

4. Love: In a romance I definitely want the hero to fall in love with the heroine. More importantly, I want him to demonstrate that love. In other genres – I like to see a capacity to love – kindness, heart, soul, integrity.

5. Vulnerability: You could debate this one, but I love it when I see a hero’s vulnerable side, especially when he shares it with the heroine. Sensitivity is an attractive quality after all.

6. Transformation: I think every hero should grow throughout the story. There should be some element of change or growth  – even transformation. Sometimes the best books feature a hero who was a villain in a previous book. Love. That. Everyone loves a good redemption story.

So what are some “heroic” qualities that you look for in a good hero?

Joanna D’Angelo is Editor in Chief at Lachesis Publishing. She loves chai tea and writing in coffee shops.

Like our Lachesis Publishing page on facebook.
Follow Lachesis Publishing on twitter.

 

2 Comments

Filed under Great Heroes, Lachesis Publishing, romance books, ROMANCE FICTION

She’s a genie warrior who has to marry a human to save her world. Love isn’t part of the bargain . . . or is it?


101Nights_5-2TUESDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is EVER AFTERS (Book 5 in the 101 Nights Series), fantasy romance by KellyAnn Zuzulo.

WHERE YOU CAN GET THE 101 NIGHTS SERIES:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/…/B0097CPWV4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-have-and-to-h…/1114999315
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/520152
All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-everafters-1748489
Boroughs Publishing Group:http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/authors/Kellyann-Zuzulo
READ AN EXCERPT:
The first kiss between Amani and Jason, from To Have and To Hold
http://kfzuzulo.com/2015/03/17/that-first-kiss/

WHAT THE SERIES IS ABOUT:
When hot-tempered Amani Zarin makes a deal with her uncle to save her beloved homeland, she becomes America’s first desperate genie housewife. To rescue Jinnistan she must become an ambassador, navigate conniving board members, hostile ex-lovers and nosy suburban neighbors, and since their chemistry will literally save her world, she and her new husband must find a way to achieve wedded bliss, at least for . . .101 NIGHTS

BOOK 5: EVER AFTERS
With less than a week remaining as Jason’s wife, Amani now knows there is just one way to save Jinnistan. But nothing will be simple. Already her allies are compromised, and demonic villains rise from concealment. And her return to Earth is just a beginning…and an ending. For even if she succeeds, even if they put down their foes and save both worlds, she and Jason are doomed to live apart. Jinni and human can never be as one—unless love is more powerful than she ever imagined.

REVIEWS:
Biblio Belles: “Refreshing read”
http://www.amazon.com/Have-Hold-101-Nights-eb…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
Book Nerds Anonymous: “I can’t wait to see what happens next with these two!”

KZ_8-7-2014CONNECT WITH KELLYANN ZUZULO ONLINE:
www.twitter.com/KFZuzulo
https://www.facebook.com/…/Author-Kellyann-…/257001871009941
http://www.linkedin.com/in/KFZuzulo
https://instagram.com/geniewriter
http://kfzuzulo.com
http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/authors/Kellyann-Zuzulo

ABOUT KELLYANN ZUZULO:
Kellyann Zuzulo is an editor and author. Her novel, The Genie Ignites, was a finalist in the 2013 Abalone Awards, which recognizes “Outstanding Ethno-Cultural Romance.” Her latest release is Ever Afters, the fifth book in her 101 Nights series from Boroughs Publishing Group. As a freelance editor and writer, Kellyann edits both fiction and non-fiction books and builds and rehabs content for clients with blogs, brochures, websites, and more. Kellyann is a member of International Thriller Writers, Backspace Writers Group, and Romance Writers of America. She lives on the East Coast with her husband, three children, and two terriers.

Leave a comment

Filed under FANTASY, FANTASY ROMANCE, FANTASY/ADVENTURE

They both want the same thing. But what they get is something completely different . . . Ship of Dreams by Rebecca Heflin (contemporary romance)


23643569FRIDAY’S FANTASTIC FIND is the contemporary romance SHIP OF DREAMS by REBECCA HEFLIN. Book #2 in the Dreams Come True Series

GET SHIP OF DREAMS ON AMAZON

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SHIP OF DREAMS:

Rebecca Heflin just keeps getting better and better! I cannot wait for her next book!!!

A fun, funny, steamy HEA, another winner for sure.

The storyline is flawless and keeps you hooked from the very beginning.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Advertising Diva, Laura Armstrong is after Imperial Cruise Lines, the biggest account of her career and the one that will lead to the next step in her Life Plan of becoming one of the most powerful women in advertising. That winning the account will also prove her father wrong is a bonus.

Sexy Southern Gentleman, Nathan Maxwell, is after that very same account, but for completely different reasons. Landing the account means a sizeable bonus just in time to save his family’s farm, and the only stable home his sister has ever known, from foreclosure.

When the two end up on the same ship in the middle of the Mediterranean for a clandestine reconnaissance mission, Mt. Vesuvius isn’t the only thing that could erupt.

Will Nathan sink her ship of dreams before it ever leaves port, or will the way to love be smooth sailing?

READ AN EXCERPT

CONNECT WITH REBECCA HEFLIN ONLINE:
http://www.rebeccaheflin.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaHeflinBooks
https://twitter.com/RebeccaHeflin
@Rebecca Heflin
https://www.pinterest.com/rheflinbooks/
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/rebecca-heflin/48/417/3b2

ABOUT REBECCA HEFLIN:

Rebecca Heflin is an award-winning author who has dreamed of writing romantic fiction since she was fifteen and her older sister snuck a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss’ Shanna to her and told her to read it. Rebecca writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance. When not passionately pursuing her dream, Rebecca is busy with her day-job as a practicing attorney.

Rebecca is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, and Florida Writers Association. She and her mountain-climbing husband live at sea level in sunny Florida.

Leave a comment

Filed under CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, ROMANCE AUTHOR, ROMANCE FICTION, ROMANTIC FICTION

She’s on the trail of a serial killer, and she might be next . . . (mystery, suspense thriller

Bruce-DL-400Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the mystery DEADLY LEGACY by ALISON BRUCE.

GENRE: Mystery, detective, noir-lite, crime thriller

PUBLISHER
Imajin Books http://www.imajinbooks.com/deadly-legacy/

AVAILABLE AT:
Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Carmedy-Garrett-Mystery-ebook/dp/B007TYPHYO

Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Deadly-Carmedy-Garrett-Mystery-ebook/dp/B007TYPHYO

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deadly-Carmedy-Garrett-Mystery-ebook/dp/B007TYPHYO

and other Amazon sites worldwide
Also available in paperback on Amazon.

SYNOPSIS:
In 2018, rookie detective, Kate Garrett lives in the shadow of her near-legendary father Joe. When Joe dies unexpectedly, he leaves Kate half interest in Garrett Investigations, his last case that ties to three murders, a partner she can’t stand, and a legacy to live up to.

Jake Carmedy has lost a partner, mentor and friend, but grief will come later. First, he has a case to solve, one that has detoured from a simple insurance case to a murder investigation. If that isn’t enough, Joe’s daughter seems to want to take her father’s place as his boss.

Each one is working on a different part of the puzzle. No matter how hard they try, Carmedy and Garrett can’t avoid each other…and they might be next on a killer’s list.

READ AN EXCERPT:
http://www.amazon.ca/Deadly-Carmedy-Garrett-Mystery-ebook/dp/B007TYPHYO

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slHkbyko1_M

REVIEWS:
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Gail M Baugniet, Author of For Every Action
Deadly Legacy is an honest to goodness Mystery patterned after early mystery writers Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe. The story, however, is set on 21st century Canadian soil. http://tinyurl.com/bkrzwcr

Intriguing first episode of a new mystery series
By Corinne H. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE™ VOICE
Kate Garrett works as a police detective in a city in southwestern Ontario. She’s in the midst of a drug-related homicide investigation when she gets the worst news possible: her father Joe has been hit by a car and killed. A retired police officer himself, Joe had since turned to running his own private investigation service. Was it his most recent case that put him in harm’s way? Or was this merely a tragic accident? http://tinyurl.com/afgvtmo

5.0 out of 5 stars The first book of a new series. 2 Jan 2013
By AnneDon
It’s a very enjoyable book, with excellent dialogue and great characters. I look forward to the next in the series.
http://tinyurl.com/amcp3bx

5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read! July 10 2012
By DIC
Alison Bruce has concocted a complex and very interesting plot and delivered it in a fast-paced story with well-developed and realistic characterization. I look forward to the next installment in this series.
http://tinyurl.com/as44n4a

CONNECT WITH ALISON ONLINE:
https://www.facebook.com/alisonbruce.books
https://twitter.com/alisonebruce

WEB SITE: http://www.alisonbruce.ca/

BLOG: http://alisonebruce.blogspot.ca/

Leave a comment

Filed under MYSTERY, PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE, PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, SUSPENSE, SUSPENSE THRILLER, THRILLER

A gritty, suspense thriller about the underbelly of Hollywood: City of Toys by Lindy S. Hudis

City-of-toys-linds-s-kudisToday’s sneak peek is from the suspense thriller  City of Toys, by Lindy S. Hudis.

What it’s about:

Four beautiful women seek fame and fortune in Hollywood, the City of Toys, where actresses are like dolls, playing pretend on the big screen.

Marlo: a former child actress from New York City.
Rhonda: a small-town beauty queen.
Kim: a “nice Jewish girl” with a painful childhood.
Guyla: a “serious actress” with a debilitating, stress-induced illness.

Marlo, Rhonda, Kim, and Guyla, become friends living in the same apartment complex, in the city where dreams and disasters go hand-in-hand. They come to rely on each other as they deal with sexual come-ons, crazed stalkers, jealous starlets and the constant pressure of trying to make it in showbiz. But when the pressure gets too much, will their friendship save them or will the City of Toys break them?

EXCERPT:

It was well after midnight in the City of Angels. She sat on the roof of her apartment building and stared out at the enormous electric ocean. The glittering lights of Hollywood sparkled like multi-colored sequins against the black velvet sky. I can’t take it anymore, the beautiful, young woman thought, I can’t take this pain. She had just swallowed a whole bottle of Paxil and chased it down with a fifth of vodka. The girl had not planned on committing suicide, but what she had gone through in Tinseltown was enough to make anyone want to end it all.

She hated her life, hated the world and, most of all, hated herself. It certainly was not what she had envisioned; the Hollywood dreams she’d had ever since she was a little girl. The lonely, young woman from a painful childhood was desperate for inclusion in the glittering world of fame and fortune. She was desolate, regretful, and had seen the devil himself in this “City of Angels”. She also knew she was just one of thousands of lost souls who needed to be loved and adored by the whole world, just like the movie stars were. Hurting, forlorn, lost souls were everywhere in Los Angeles, and there was nothing anyone could do. It didn’t happen for her; it didn’t happen for a lot of people, and she simply didn’t want to accept that.t was well after midnight in the City of Angels. She sat on the roof of her apartment building and stared out at the enormous electric ocean. The glittering lights of Hollywood sparkled like multi-colored sequins against the black velvet sky. I can’t take it anymore, the beautiful, young woman thought, I can’t take this pain. She had just swallowed a whole bottle of Paxil and chased it down with a fifth of vodka. The girl had not planned on committing suicide, but what she had gone through in Tinseltown was enough to make anyone want to end it all.t was well after midnight in the City of Angels. She sat on the roof of her apartment building and stared out at the enormous electric ocean. The glittering lights of Hollywood sparkled like multi-colored sequins against the black velvet sky. I can’t take it anymore, the beautiful, young woman thought, I can’t take this pain. She had just swallowed a whole bottle of Paxil and chased it down with a fifth of vodka. The girl had not planned on committing suicide, but what she had gone through in Tinseltown was enough to make anyone want to end it all.

Weeping convulsively, the young woman staggered to the edge of the building and looked down. She stumbled and clutched the handrail. Feeling dizzy and hopeless, she gazed down at the luminosity that was a fantasyland. She thought about all that had happened to her, and the awful things she had done. She had done some terrible things in order to survive. She threw one leg over the railing, holding tightly with one hand. The colored lights seemed to blur into one big blob of glitter, and she thought she might retch. Goodbye, Hollywood, she cried to herself. With that, she let go of the handrail and plunged to her death onto the well-manicured lawn at the foot of the Hollywood Hills.

You can get your copy of this gritty, crime thriller at Lachesis Publishing or at amazon, and kobo and iBooks

Connect with Lindy on Facebook and Twitter.

Like our Lachesis Publishing page on facebook.
Follow us on twitter.

Leave a comment

Filed under CRIME, Lachesis Publishing, PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE, PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, SEXUAL CONTENT, SNEAK PEEK MONDAY, SUSPENSE, SUSPENSE THRILLER, THRILLER