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Q and A Monday: Get to know our Lachesis Authors (Christine Mazurk)

passions-race-500x724Today, Christine Mazurk is our guest for our Monday Q&A. Christine is an author and a Ironman (Ironwoman) triathlete, whose stories reflect the inner strength in all women. Christine has two titles with Lachesis Publishing, including the women’s fiction  Passion’s Race about a young woman who embarks on journey to become an Ironman pro athlete and overcomes her struggles. And a short story called Identity in the Sister’s of Spirit Anthology about the transformation that a woman goes through when she loses more than 100 pounds and trains for a marathon. Both stories have strong romantic elements as well. SISTERS-OF-SPIRIT-COVER

When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer and why?

I was ten years old when I started my first novel, because one of my teachers said I had talent. (Nancy Brooks if you’re out there, thank you!!!) Alexandra Chase and Tyler Daniels stayed with me as I finished college and climbed the corporate ladder. My career continued to grow, taking me all over the world, putting my dream of writing a novel on hold. In 2001, I was a senior executive for the Mid-Pacific Region of a large retail company. We lived on Guam at the time. After 9/11, my husband suggested I quit my job to write that book I always talked about writing. Alexandra and Tyler finally made it into the spotlight. The Chase is Over, was my first manuscript. I have since gone on to writing and publishing several other books. The first one needs revising, but I hope one day it will be available for you to read.

Describe your favourite place to write?

I have three favorite places to write. My home in Florida is across the street from the ocean. I sit at the dining room table and enjoy the view of the waves lapping the sand, my fingers dancing over the keyboard. The second place is in St. George, Utah, with the red rock mountains as my view. It’s beautiful, peaceful and my imagination runs wild. The third is a friend’s home on an island off the coast of Connecticut. I went there for the first time in 2003, after meeting Lynn at the RWA National Conference in NY, and it has become our annual writing retreat get away. Ocean and mountains, what more could a writer ask for?!

What would I find on your desk at this very moment?

Pictures of my family, my Sisters Of Spirit mug filled with colorful pens and markers, and Dot Com, a gnome – she types on her seashell laptop – that I bought for Lynn’s mother when I visited the island that first year. A notebook filled with plot points for my current story and the profiles for each of my characters.

What is your tea/coffee beverage of choice when you’re writing?

Morning is coffee, brewed with a sprinkle of cinnamon, and afternoon is herbal tea. I also keep a bottle of water on my desk to sip on throughout the day.

What do you love to read?

Everything!!! Romance, suspense, paranormal, adventure. I loved historicals as a girl, and though I read less of them now, I still enjoy them. I can name my favorite musician, but if you asked me to pick a favorite author, I’d be at a loss. I couldn’t do it.

What is some good advice you can give to an emerging writer?

Write. Write. Write. Then, persistence. Persistence. Persistence. If you don’t write it and knock on doors (submit your work), you’ll never realize your dream. Keep learning about the craft as you go, so you can continue to grow as an author.

What do you do after you finish a book?

Do you celebrate or take a nap? Celebrate for sure. Pop open a bottle of champagne, dance around the house, and then start my next book.

You write meaningful women’s fiction with strong romantic elements. Your first book for Lachesis, is Passion’s Race. It follows the journey of a young woman who embarks on a career as an Ironman triathlete and follows her struggles and triumphs. What inspired her story?

I’m an Ironman triathlete. Some of my best creating is done while I’m out there training for hours on end. I was also a business woman, so Ironman was only a hobby for me, but I thought ‘what if’ my character made a decision to leave her career to race fulltime? What highs and lows would she face on her journey? CJ Fallon also struggled with low self-esteem thanks to her toxic, emotionally-distant mother, so I wondered if becoming a pro would help her gain strength and belief in herself or would it be too much? You’ll have to read the book to find out how her coach, Nick Madison, and her twelve male teammates helped or hurt her throughout her trek in the world of professional athletes.

You also wrote a short story for Lachesis in the anthology Sisters of Spirit about a young woman who undergoes a physical transformation in weight loss and becomes an athlete. Writers have different reasons for telling stories, what are your reasons for writing the kinds of stories you write? What do you want women to get from reading your books?

I’ve always believed a person can achieve anything she sets her mind on. We overcome adversity by stepping out of our comfort zones. Having courage and taking risks makes us grow. I want women (and men) reading my books to understand that a positive attitude, courage and taking risks can take anyone to the next level, mentally and physically. And of course, I also weave a good love story into my books!

What are you working on next?

The working title is Passion’s Spirit. Mike Dawson, Nick Madison’s best friend in Passion’s Race, owns the resort on Guam that the team visits when they train on the island for half of the year. He’s described as a laid-back surfer dude and a player, because he chases tourists. He doesn’t do relationships, so he just enjoys himself with the ladies while they’re visiting the island.  In this book, the team arrives for their annual visit, but this year, they bring their new team doctor along. Natalie Walsh is a buttoned-up lone-wolf, who’s a fanatic runner. She’s so serious, almost too serious for the team of men who train hard, but love to have fun and goof around. Did I mention, she’s drop-dead-gorgeous too? Imagine the fun I’m having throwing her into the mix with all these men and their host for six months. (I’m hoping to have it finished and in my agent’s hands by the end of the month!)

Connect with Christine Mazurk online on her web site and on facebook and on twitter.

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SAND DOLLAR: A STORY OF UNDYING LOVE by SEBASTIAN COLE (love story/women’s fiction)

perf6.000x9.000.inddThis week’s Revolving Book is the love story, SAND DOLLAR: A STORY OF UNDYING LOVE by SEBASTIAN COLE.

WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sand-Dollar-Story-Undying-ebook/dp/B007ZIQDV0/ref=tmm_kin_img_popover?ie=UTF8&qid=1370554543&sr=8-1

ABOUT THE BOOK:

What if you lost your true soul mate, the one person in life you were meant to be with? Would your love ever truly die? Not if you’re Noah Hartman, who refuses to let go of Robin after she inexplicably abandons their love and disappears from his life seemingly forever, her hidden secret yet to be discovered. And when you finally accept your fate and do your best to move on with your life, what do you say when the unthinkable happens: your true love Robin reappears as your wedding ceremony to another woman is about to commence, looks deep into your soul with her loving, tear-filled eyes, and tells you the one thing you’ve desperately longed to hear for all of these years? But the ending to this heart-wrenching love story has yet to be written, as Noah, old and sick in a hospital bed, tells his story of love and loss to Josh, a wise orderly at Mount Sinai Hospital. As his family members arrive to bid him goodbye, Noah discovers a far greater truth about his past, present, and future. Things are definitely not as they appear as the pieces of a shattered love are put back together in the remarkable final chapter of Noah’s life.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://sebastiancole.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/first-two-chapters.pdf

REVIEWS:
“SAND DOLLAR is one of those rare books that makes you feel, laugh and cry all at the same time. This smashing debut by Sebastian Cole reads like the best of Nicholas Sparks with just enough schmaltz.” — Jon Land, bestselling author of Pandora’s Temple

“So to the hopeless romantics out there I say, Highly Recommended – have at it, this is a must-read.” — BookIdeas.com

“SAND DOLLAR is a strong pick for general fiction and romance collections, highly recommended.” — Midwest Book Review

“When I was told that this was the next great love story I was cynical, but it is totally true. Noah and Robin’s story is the greatest love story I have ever read.” — A Novel Review

“This is a must read for anyone who loves pure romance.” — Let’s Talk Romance Reviews

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born and raised in New England, Sebastian Cole joined his family’s business after graduating from Brown University in the ’80s. A true romantic, his life is defined by following his heart and pursuing his dreams, which is why he has become a novelist. Sebastian writes from the heart, believing in true love, love at first sight, and finding the one person in life you’re meant to be with.

Sebastian’s debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, has won numerous awards, including being a winner in the Beverly Hills Book Awards, a finalist in the International Book Awards, a finalist in the ForeWord Firsts debut literary competition for first-time authors, and a current finalist for ForeWord Reviews Book Of The Year Award. With a rating of 4.6 stars with over 80 reviews on Amazon, the book has been getting rave reviews, many of which compare him to his favorite author, Nicholas Sparks. Whether or not Sebastian ever achieves that kind of success, touching the lives of others through his writing has been the single most gratifying thing he has ever done in his life.

CONNECT WITH SEBASTIAN ONLINE:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sebastiancoleauthor
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5831253.Sebastian_Cole
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sebastiancole/
Tumblr: http://sebastiancoleauthor.tumblr.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sebastiancole3
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sebastian-cole/49/4a9/296

WEBSITE: http://sebastiancoleauthor.com/

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VALLEY OF THE LAWLESS by LEE MARTIN (western)

Valley of LawlessFriday’s Revolving Book is the western VALLEY OF THE LAWLESS by LEE MARTIN!

BUY THE BOOK ONLINE:
ONLY $2.99 at
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AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/d67empc

SYNOPSIS:
Matt Landry is fed up with politics and his life in Washington as a delegate. So he returns to Wyoming Territory to marry his fiancé Adrian Driscoll, an elegant young woman he met during a brief courtship in Cheyenne. With Adrian as his bride, he intends to start his own spread, and have the family he’s always wanted.

But Matt has no idea that Adrian’s father King Driscoll, is a corrupt rancher, who has control of the entire cattle market in northern Wyoming; that Adrian’s brother Kirby is a twisted sadist who loves to inflict pain; and that King will stop at nothing, even murder, to stay in power. When Matt steps in to help a young widow, whose husband is murdered on King Driscoll’s orders, his life takes a completely different turn.

Now, Matt has to make a decision. Does he fight for what he believes in or does he turn the other way for the sake of his bride?

READ AN EXCERPT: (scroll down)
LACHESIS PUBLISHING: http://tinyurl.com/ccqbtfq

AUTHOR BIO:
I was born in the mountains of Northern California. My father was part Cherokee and worked on various cattle ranches and we all followed the rodeos. My mother was second generation Portuguese-American. It was a fairly big family, with five kids. Hard times made for a close-knit group.

After graduating high school at 16 and passing the exam for the University of California, Berkeley, I had to put education on hold to help out at home. A few years later, I passed the College Equivalency Exam, attended Peninsula University Law School in Mountain View, California, and practiced law for several years.

I now write full time, having sold 42 short stories, most of them Westerns and 17 Western novels published by Avalon Books in a five-year period. I’ve also notched screenwriter to my belt. I write everything, but focus mostly on westerns. I am a proud member of Western Writers of America.

My upcoming western film SHADOW ON THE MESA will be broadcast on the Hallmark Movie Channel by June of 2013. Produced by Larry Levinson Productions, it stars Kevin Sorbo, Wes Brown, Gail O’Grady, Greg Evigan, Shannon Lucio, Micah Alberti, Barry Corbin and Meredith Baxter. It previewed September 10, 2012 on Dish TV’s PixL Channel.

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Passion’s Race by Christine Mazurk (women’s fiction/ romance)

Passions Race front 1400 x 2100Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the women’s fiction/romance PASSION’S RACE by CHRISTINE MAZURK!

“A stunning debut!”

Where you can buy the book: $4.99
Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/bwyox3s

All Romance E-book: http://tinyurl.com/d3h5yxs
Bookstrand: http://tinyurl.com/ck55cb2
Lachesis Publishing: http://tinyurl.com/ckl74kf
also available at Ibooks and Barnes and Noble Nook.

Publisher: Lachesis Publishing

BLURB:
The heart of change is the change of heart.

Life is about never-ending choices. Yet some people never have the courage to choose change.

CJ Fallon has struggled with a family that she’s never quite fit into and a negative body image poisoned by her toxic, emotionally-distant mother. CJ’s mom finds fault with every choice CJ has made in her 27 young years. From earning her degrees; to climbing the corporate ladder; to her love of competing in Ironman triathlons; it’s all been one mistake after another according to CJ’s mother.

And now that CJ has won her ‘age group’ in an Ironman race as an amateur, she’s on the radar of the world’s athletic elite. Nick Madison, a former Tour-de-France star and coach of an up-and-coming Ironman team, wants her to join his outfit and become a professional. A real pro!

CJ struggles with her decision but once she commits to something, there’s no turning back.

After all, life is about making choices.

Even if it means leaving a stable career.

Even if it means leaving friends and moving half-way around the world.

Even if it means living with her mother’s rejection.

Even if it means losing her heart.

Even if it means risking her very life.

Screen Shot 2012-12-18 at 5.12.43 AMAUTHOR BIO:

Christine Mazurk is a business woman and Ironman triathlete with a passion for writing stories about ‘heart’. Her business experiences and participation in endurance events have allowed her to live and travel the world with her husband, John, and their two black cats, Tango and Samba.

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINE ONLINE:
web site: http://www.christinemazurk.com/
blog: http://www.christinemazurk.com/blog/
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/christine.mazurk
twitter: https://twitter.com/christinemazurk
linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/christine-mazurk/8/802/55a

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GOLDEN CHARIOT by CHRIS KARLSEN (romantic thriller)

Golden ChariotTUESDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the romantic thriller GOLDEN CHARIOT by CHRIS KARLSEN!

PUBLISHER: Books to Go Now: http://bookstogonow.com/chriskarlsen.html

AVAILABLE AT: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, publisher’s site, and Overdrive for the library system.

AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/cw948sw

B&N: http://tinyurl.com/d5sl39e
KOBO: http://tinyurl.com/d9gx5yh
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BLURB:
Myth, murder, and money clash in this gripping undersea adventure.

The rare discovery of a ship sunk during the time of the Trojan War has been found off the coast of Turkey, near Troy. Charlotte Dashiell is an American nautical archaeologist and thrilled to be part of the recovery team. The wreck may contain proof of her highly controversial theory about the Trojan War.

Charlotte is present when the Turkish government agent assigned to guard the site is murdered. Her possible involvement and a questionable connection to a private collector of black market relics bring her under suspicion. Atakan Vadim is the Turkish agent sent to investigate her. Unknown to either of them, the smuggler behind the murder plans to steal a valuable artifact and frame Charlotte for the theft…after they murder her.

EXCERPT:
Shouts of “fire” came from all sides of the camp. The west wind blew sparks in the direction of the lab. They could lose the entire camp, but not the lab, not the artifacts.

Charlotte grabbed an empty barrel from the fire line. She ran with it and started climbing the stairs to the shower stall’s water tank. A man’s large hand covered her mouth. His other hand brandished a gun. With the cold barrel to her ear, he walked her backwards down the few steps to the ground.

“Don’t scream.” Little-by-little his palm came away from her mouth.

REVIEWS:
http://www.nightowlreviews.com/nor/Reviews/Josie-reviews-Golden-Chariot-by-Chris-Karlsen.aspx

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/rbw/aug_12.htm#mayra

“Dan Brown underwater,” Amazon reviewer.

AUTHOR BIO:

I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books.

My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream.

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, four rescue dogs and a rescue horse.

CONNECT WITH CHRIS ONLINE:

WEB SITE: http://www.chriskarlsen.com/
BLOG: http://www.chriskarlsenwriter.blogspot.com/
BLOG TOUR DATES: http://www.chriskarlsen.com/upcomingdates.html

SOCIAL MEDIA:

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chriskarlsenwriter

pinterest: http://pinterest.com/chriskarlsen/

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DRAGON’S FALL: RISE OF THE SCARLET ORDER by DAVID LEE SUMMERS (paranormal/horror)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the paranormal DRAGON’S FALL: RISE OF THE SCARLET ORDER by DAVID LEE SUMMERS

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://tinyurl.com/8cbpvg6
WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE E-BOOK:
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/9yfmhmn

SYNOPSIS:

Three vampyrs. Three lives. Three intertwining stories.

Bearing the guilt of destroying the holiest of books, after becoming a vampyr, the Dragon, Lord Desmond searches the world for lost knowledge, but instead, discovers truth in love.

Born a slave in Ancient Greece, Alexandra craves freedom above all else, until a vampyr sets her free, but then, she must pay the highest price of all . . . her human soul.

An assassin who lives in the shadows, Roquelaure is cloaked even from himself, until he discovers the power of friendship and loyalty.

Three vampyrs, traveling the world by moonlightone woman and two men who forge a bond made in love and blood. Together they form a band of mercenaries called the Scarlet Order, and recruit others who are like them. Their mission is to protect kings and emperors against marauders, invaders, rogue vampyrs, and their ultimate nemesis, Vlad the Impaler.

AUTHOR BIO:

David Lee Summers is an author, editor and astronomer living somewhere between the western and final frontiers in Southern New Mexico. He is the author of five novels: The Pirates of Sufiro, Children of the Old Stars, Heirs of the New Earth, Vampires of the Scarlet Order, and The Solar Sea. David is also co-author, with Lee Clark Zumpe, of the book, Blood Sampler, from Sam’s Dot Publishing. His short fiction has appeared in such magazines as Realms of Fantasy, The Vampire’s Crypt, Aoife’s Kiss, The Fifth Di…, The Martian Wave, and Science Fiction Trails. He edits the science fiction and fantasy magazine, Tales of the Talisman and serves as a consultant for El Paso Community College’s literary magazine, Chrysalis. In addition to his work in the written word, David has also worked at numerous observatories around the southwestern United States. Currently he works for Kitt Peak National Observatory, outside of Tucson, Arizona.

He lives in Southern New Mexico with his wife Kumie and his daughters Myranda and Verity.

CONNECT WITH DAVID ONLINE:
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/davidleesummers @davidleesummers
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/davidleesummers
WEB SITE: http://www.zianet.com/dsummers/
BLOG: http://davidleesummers.wordpress.com/

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FLAHERTY’S RUN by HENRY HOFFMAN (historical/suspense/thriller World War II)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the award winning historical suspense FLAHERTY’S RUN by HENRY HOFFMAN.

GENRE: Historical/Suspense/Thriller

PUBLISHER: Lachesis Publishing http://tinyurl.com/9ygh392
BUY IT:

AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/9ngr4ph $2.99
iTunes (iBooks Apple) http://tinyurl.com/98qo8th
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/8w2lv6l

BOOKSTRAND: http://www.bookstrand.com/flahertys-run

LACHESIS PUBLISHING E-BOOK: http://tinyurl.com/9ygh392
LACHESIS PUBLISHING PRINT: http://tinyurl.com/99fm8bf

Flaherty’s Run… 1st place winner of the Southwest Writers Annual Award in Historical Fiction.

SYNOPSIS:
The war is not over for Will Flaherty . . .

While recuperating at his home in North Florida from injuries suffered in World War II, Will is startled when an escaped German prisoner of war, Max Scheffer, unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep.

To complicate matters, his sister Carol, a former volunteer at the facility where the German was being held, is involved in a romantic relationship with the escapee. At her urging and to settle an old debt relating to his wartime past, Will relents and provides the POW a ride to the Florida Keys where, according to the German, a plane will be awaiting to whisk him out of the country.

The closer they approach their destination, however, the clearer the intentions of the German become to Will, for what Max has in mind is not an escape but the ultimate revenge for his nation’s defeat.

AUTHOR BIO:
Henry Hoffman is a former public library director and newspaper editor whose fiction and non-fiction works have appeared in a variety of literary and trade publications. He is the author of two previous novels, Bound and Drums Along the Jacks Fork. Along with his works of fiction, he has contributed articles to a number of standard reference works, including America: History and Life (ABC-CLIO), Historical Abstracts of the United States (ABC-CLIO), the Encyclopedia of Flight (Salem Press), the Encyclopedia of Natural Disasters (Salem Press), and the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (Marcel Dekker).

WEB SITE: http://www.henryhoffman.net/

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DEADLY OBSESSION by PATRICIA A. RASEY (romantic suspense)

Friday’s Revolving Book is the romantic suspense DEADLY OBSESSION by PATRICIA A. RASEY!

Priced right at .99 cents on Amazon Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/d8klogb

SYNOPSIS:
A killer is loose who has a taste for human blood. Cole presses harder into the investigation, but the body count climbs. He has personal reasons for detesting the press, so sparks fly when Laurie hounds him for a story. Fate forces them to join forces, neither one anticipating the attraction that ensues. But just as Cole thinks he is close to finding
all the answers, both personal and professional, Laurie disappears.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/bpxfnbs

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://youtu.be/BDOb9wPdur0

REVIEWS:

“This was the first book by Patricia A. Rasey that I have read and I have already compiled a list of her previous and upcoming titles to get!! This is an author who blew me away with this tale and I am not sure I will ever read another romantic suspense/thriller, without comparing it to Ms. Rasey’s writing. DEADLY OBSESSION is one hell of a gripping page-turner that has everything a reader desires in their murder mysteries. This book comes HIGHLY recommended from this reviewer.” ~Tracey West for The Road to Romance

“Deadly Obsession is romantic suspense at its best. We have a hero tortured by his past, which he does everything possible to forget, a heroine strong and capable and willing to do whatever it takes to win her hero’s heart. Damien is chillingly portrayed as a Vampire. It’s perfectly obvious that Ms. Rasey did her homework and thoroughly researched this story before ever setting pen to paper. This story will grab your attention from the very first page and not let go until it’s haunting conclusion. For all the lovers of romantic suspense, I highly recommend Patricia Rasey’s Deadly Obsession.”
~Chere Gruver for Romance Junkies

“Author Patricia Rasey keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, with her descriptive dialogue and well-written characters. I found myself turning page after page, feeling the excitement and terror that each woman must have
felt. The characters move the story along at a steady pace, never losing the momentum or the reader.

Ms. Rasey pens a suspenseful tale of murder, passion and danger in DEADLY OBSESSION. A strong, sexy hero, Cole is every women’s dream come true. A hard worker and tenacious once she’s onto something, Laurie is my kind of
woman; never backing down. For a true suspense tale that will send chills up and down your spine, order your copy of DEADLY OBSESSION today and then order the sequel to this thrilling novel, THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN.” ~Robin Peek for The Word on Romance

“Deadly Obsession is a taut, gripping, fast-paced story of murder and madness. The tension mounts page after page, until the chilling and terrifying conclusion. The plot flows seamlessly and leaves the reader guessing as to who, and what the killer is until the very end. The characters are well defined and realistic, from the bitter, angry homicide
detective to the chilling portrayal of a soul lost to madness. The dialogue is crisp, and direct, moving the story forward smoothly. While this is a suspense novel, there is also the underlying romance between Laurie and Cole, which is done so well, it blends into the main story flawlessly.

Deadly Obsession is an intense story best read with all the lights on. I highly recommend this well-written novel to those who enjoy a murder mystery with enough suspense to keep them on the edge of their seat.” ~Terrie Figueroa for Romance Connections

AUTHOR BIO:
Ms. Rasey is a three-time recipient of the Word Weaving Award for Literary Excellence and a three-time winner of the prestigious RIO Award Of Excellence. She is also a three-time EPPIE finalist and was a 2001 nominee for Romantic Times Magazine’s Best Electronic Book. Additionally, Twilight Obsessions and Twilight Visions, two anthologies she was a part of, was nominated for the PEARL, the Paranormal Excellence Award in Romantic
Literature, in the Best Anthology category. Her short story, In The Mind of Darkness won the P&E 2002 Horror short story category.

When not behind her computer, you can find Patricia working, reading, watching movies or MMA. She also enjoys spending her free time at the river camping with her husband and two sons. Ms. Rasey is currently a third degree
Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate.

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA ONLINE:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PatriciaARasey
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/patriciarasey
Website: http://www.PatriciaRasey.com/
Blog: http://patriciarasey.blogspot.com/

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THE WOLFEN STRAIN by CHRIS STEVENSON (suspense/thriller romance)

Friday’s Revolving Book is the suspense/thriller romance THE WOLFEN STRAIN by Chris Stevenson.
Publisher: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://tinyurl.com/7uzppf6
BUY THE BOOK:
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SYNOPSIS:
In a remote compound in Wyoming a geneticist created the first female human-wolf hybrid and adopted her as his daughter. When Melina Salinger discovers who and what she really is she escapes her father’s domain and sets out into the wilderness—any other life would be better than the one that was forced upon her.

Seth Anson, a ranger stationed at the Wheeler Ridge watchtower, is trying to get over a bitter divorce—working in the majestic Shoshone forest is the only way he knows how to get on with his life. Consequently, he is unprepared for the strange and mysterious woman he accidentally shoots and then must nurse back to health. As Seth and Melina form a close bond that leads to something deeper—they have no idea that the geneticist’s other creation—the result of a DNA cloning experiment gone horribly wrong—is bent on finding Melina and committing a monstrous act.

AUTHOR BIO:
Chris Stevenson is a native Californian presently residing in Hemet—the dig site known as “Valley of the Mastodons.” His career has spanned such occupations as automotive mechanic and service manager, government police officer, amateur paleontologist, and newspaper reporter and editor. At the age of 26, he discovered Twilight Zone Magazine and got the urge to write short stories. Shortly after, he entered the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest and placed among the finalists. After a whirlwind of initial successes, including his enlistment into the Science Fiction Writers of America, he put pen and paper aside to follow other pursuits. Stevenson has recently taken up splashing ink again, publishing novels and short stories. He has published in nearly every genre and medium in the literary field, except for that illusive screenplay, which he hopes to complete some day.

Q and A with Chris: http://tinyurl.com/8y5pyvn

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THE HALO EFFECT by PAMELA CRANE (psychological thriller)

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION IS THE THRILLER “THE HALO EFFECT” BY PAMELA CRANE

POSTED FRIDAY MARCH 2ND, 2012

GENRE: PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER WITH ROMANTIC ELEMENTS

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://tinyurl.com/7o2uvx4

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SYNOPSIS:

It started with a glance. And ended with a nightmare.

Small-town girl Haley Montgomery meets two men who will change her life forever — the handsome Marc Vincetti whom she falls head-over-heels for, and the big-time Hollywood producer Allen Michaels who has the power to turn her screenplay into a movie and a ticket to a better future.

It seems as though life couldn’t get any better — until things take a decidedly dark turn when Haley spots Marc with his former high school sweetheart and Allen develops a consuming obsession with her.

As Haley is faced with a choice between love and fame, Marc becomes the target of a stalker and Haley’s life is thrown into a tailspin. Suddenly everything she thought she knew about Marc and Allen is completely wrong — and Haley’s life will never be the same again…

AUTHOR BIO:
Pamela Crane’s addiction to writing started with a children’s short story competition and a first place win for her fable Weedlia’s Fate. Now, decades later, along with being a wife and mother, she’s nurtured her love of writing to build a career as an editor and novelist. Along with shaping quirky characters and plotlines that reflect glimpses of her own life, she enjoys riding her proud Arabian horse — when he lets her. She has a passion for ministry, and her hopes are to keep earning enough from her writing to travel the world in search of some good story material.

Q and A with Pamela Crane on Manic Readers:  http://tinyurl.com/6nzums3

VISIT PAMELA CRANE ONLINE:

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