Monthly Archives: January 2013

THE RUNAWAY by AUGUSTA WRIGHT (contemporary romance)

The Runaway CoverFriday’s Revolving Book is the contemporary romance THE RUNAWAY by AUGUSTA WRIGHT.

NEW RELEASE!

ONLY $1.99 ON AMAZON KINDLE!
AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/bly53dt

SYNOPSIS:
Linzie Russell raised her daughters with love, and was a devoted wife to her late husband. But, for the first time in her adult life, she is determined to live for herself.

Linzie fell in love with the Colorado Rockies years ago, while on a family vacation. So she decides to rent a cabin at the foot of the Rockies to study the culture that fascinates her, the Ute Native American Tribe.

But when she meets the owner of the cabin, she isn’t prepared for the passion that sparks into her life, or falling in love with a dynamic man.

AUTHOR BIO:
Augusta Wright lives on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country where she writes novels and researches Native American history and culture.

CONNECT WITH AUGUSTA ONLINE:
BLOG: http://augustawright.wordpress.com/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Runaway/310820319025116
GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16109639-the-runaway

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SISTERS OF SPIRIT by Annette Blair, Lynn Jenssen, Christine Mazurk, Jeanine Duval Spikes (romance/women’s fiction)

Sisters of Spirit aTUESDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK IS THE romance/women’s fiction anthology “SISTERS OF SPIRIT” featuring New York Times Best-selling author ANNETTE BLAIR!

NEW RELEASE!
E-BOOK AVAILABLE AT:
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/anaqfjc

AUTHORS: ANNETTE BLAIR, LYNN JENSSEN, CHRISTINE MAZURK, JEANINE DUVAL SPIKES.

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://tinyurl.com/bcpndla

SYNOPSIS:
Four life-long friends face the biggest changes of their lives.

Four sisters—not related by blood—but by spirit, each embark on a quest

Four women find out what they’re truly made of, and what love really means.

In “New View” by Lynn Jenssen, a couple’s vow of “for better or worse” is tested to the max under the threat of overwhelming work stress, and marital misunderstandings. But when a danger threatens to tear them apart for good, they face their biggest trial of all.

In “Identity” by Christine Mazurk, a young woman embarks on a complete life-change after losing more than 100 pounds, and through a twist of fate finds herself training for a marathon under the guidance of a super sexy coach. But when she starts falling for the hunky trainer, can she trust her new-found confidence to take her to the finish line?

In “Shaman’s Shell” by Jeanine Duval Spikes, a spunky young woman finds a mystical Native American artifact that could change the course of an archeologist’s career. He wants what she’s got. She doesn’t know if she can trust him. But as an attraction builds between them, the mysterious artifact propels them to discover what they both truly need.

In “Moving Pictures” by Annette Blair, a down-but-never-out woman lands a much-needed job working for one of the top advertising agencies in the country. Her boss is an award-winning exec whose focus has been solely on work for the past few years, to the exclusion of everything else. She doesn’t know why, and he isn’t prepared to tell her. The more reclusive he is, the more determined she is to draw him out, but how can she fight the haunting ghosts of his past?

AUTHOR BIOS:

ANNETTE BLAIR:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Annette Blair left her job as a Development Director and Journalism Advisor at a private New England prep school to become a fulltime writer. At forty books and counting, she’s added contemporary, bewitching, romantic comedies and cozy Vintage Magic mysteries to her award-winning historical romances. To find out when a new book is available, sign up for Annette’s mailing list at:
https://www.facebook.com/annetteblairfans
http://www.annetteblair.com/
http://twitter.com/annetteblair

LYNN JENSSEN:
Raised on a small island off the coast of New England, Lynn Jenssen infuses her writing—women’s fiction, and contemporary romance—with characters that live and laugh and love in small-town communities by the ocean. Lynn now lives in Rhode Island with her romantic hero husband, Bill, on a small family farm. With two grown sons, two wonderful daughter-in-laws, several joyful grandchildren, and three siblings with extended families, she appreciates the variety of relationships woven into a family fabric. She is the current president of the Rhode Island Romance Writers. When she isn’t writing or working, you can find her cooking, swimming, or walking—while letting her muse run wild!

CHRISTINE MAZURK:
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. www.christinemazurk.com

JEANINE DUVAL SPIKES:
Jeanine Duval Spikes is a spinner of romantic tales with a touch of the supernatural. Lifelong research and experience with the paranormal infuse her stories with ethereal spirit, while her belief that love conquers all suffuse them with heart. She is a paranormal investigator with a small local group, aspiring to help those in need by advancing this exploratory field both spiritually and scientifically. When not writing, you can find her cooking, gardening, horseback riding, or forever getting lost in secondhand shops. The mother of two grown sons, she lives in Rhode Island, the Ocean State, with her very own hero-husband, Tim, and two crazy cats. She is the proud recipient of the Jo Ann Ferguson Service Award for selfless assistance and dedication to fellow writers and the craft.

EXCERPT:
SOS. Their code to each other. Sisters of Spirit—one of them needed support. Marina Simms gazed at the email. Confused because it seemed to come from her, though the preview screen indicated they’d all received it. She hit ‘reply all’—with the date and time of the ferry to catch for a quiet weekend getaway. Four friends. They discovered a common bond and were soon awed by the psychic connections that grew between them, a universal thread none of them could ignore. And now, one of them called out to her Sisters.

They met at the dock in the chill May breeze. After a flurry of hugs and kisses, the four women ascended the stairway to the ferry’s open bow deck. They sat huddled together, enjoying the quiet of being together, smiles lighting their faces.

Marina adjusted her large dark sunglasses against the sun’s glare reflecting off the water.
Clara pulled her plaid scarf higher on her neck and tucked a cocoa curl behind her ear, then she hugged Marina close. “I am so happy to be here.”

The thick auburn ponytail that Bryce pulled through the back of a ‘Life is Good’ cap bobbed as she nodded her agreement. “Me too. I need this so badly!”

Anastasia, her wavy blonde hair streaked with a fun splash of teal, laughed. “It’s as if the island knows when we need each other.”

“So you need this, too. I’m not the only one.”

Marina was thankful her dark lenses hid the moisture filling her eyes. SOS. No one fessed up to sending the call, but apparently it came at a good time for all.

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FOR A SHORT TIME by LORI LAPEKES (contemporary romance)

_cover_Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the contemporary romance FOR A SHORT TIME by LORI LAPEKES.

BUY IT ONLINE: ONLY $.99 ON AMAZON KINDLE!
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/aqs2uul

AMAZON PAPERBACK: http://tinyurl.com/bhlr9wu
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/bzbf2n3

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING
http://www.lachesispublishing.com/

SYNOPSIS:
“Just be yourself – everyone else is taken.”

That should be 30-year old Keri Ferrita’s motto.

Have you ever known a “chameleon?” Is there hope for Keri Ferrita, who, (mostly) unknowingly, IS one. Keri has no idea who she really is anymore. Raised in the Midwest, where catching frogs and shoveling manure was common practice, then spending several adult years traveling the country and hob-nobbing with celebrities and the elite, Keri has finally returned to her roots. She now lives in her sister’s basement, wondering just who in the heck she really is anymore.

After a peculiar meeting with the Quinn cousins, Keith and Jeremy, Keri becomes determined to capture Keith’s attention. Keith is an actor, a tall, compelling man, elusive, even abrasive at times, which makes him particularly intriguing to a woman like Keri who has been accustomed to capturing the heart of any man she’s ever wanted. Yet it was Jeremy, the humble cabinet-maker in the woods, who’d actually leaped into a bon-fire to rescue a scrap of an old coat for her that had sentimental value.

But Keith is handsome, mysterious, and obviously hiding secrets. He is a challenge. Jeremy is down to earth, and talented. He plants flowers and vines. He has a misshapen, possibly a “ghost-dog” named Scalawag, and has built a secret room in his house. He is interesting, but also—short. Maybe better suited for Keri’s friend, Darci, who could stand to date a caring, stable man to help with her troubled son, Nathan. Following two episodes with the facial disorder, Bell’s Palsy, and after Jeremy’s decision to move out of state – possibly to run from his heartbreak over her – Keri finally decides not only who she really is — but who she needs to become.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.lorilapekes.com/teaser.shtml

AUTHOR BIO:
Born in the small town of Wayland, Michigan, Lori has been writing since she was about 0 years old. Hand-printing, illustrating, and stapling together pages to look like real books, Lori created such oddities as, “The Mystery of the Old Silo,” and “Skull Mansion.” Raised in the country with goofy siblings, a few strange neighbors, and many animals, Lori has cemented her own “quirkiness” through a series of unusual factory jobs and a two-year stint in art school. Presently she is working as a graphic artist, while at long last realizing her seemingly impossible dream of becoming a published author of what she calls “off-beat, Midwestern novels.” Acknowledging that most people who hear voices in their head are called schizophrenic, she knows when those voices are put onto paper, assigned names and given personalities, these people are then labeled–writers! Lori believes her novels will resonate with people from both coasts as well as what some may unwittingly call fly-over country. Lori now lives back home in her small town of Wayland, along with a German shepherd named Madeline, and a three-footed kitten named Tippy.

Connect with Lori online:
web site: http://www.lorilapekes.com/
http://www.facebook.com/lori.lapekes

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DEADLY LEGACY by ALISON BRUCE (mystery)

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

GENRE: Mystery, detective, noir-lite

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

AVAILABLE AT:
Amazon USA: http://tinyurl.com/asr2gr5
Amazon CA: http://tinyurl.com/am6mghm
Amazon UK http://tinyurl.com/a7d5zge
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://tinyurl.com/am6mghm

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/

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