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Month: September 2020 (Page 1 of 6)

The Moose’s Halloween

by Adam DeRose

Moose is the main character in a series of books by Adam DeRose. In this charming children’s book, Moose want to experience Halloween. What an adventure he has! From a party in town, to trick or treating, and then being chased by a ghost, Halloween is a fun and slightly scary adventure. Moose will make your smile.

Tell Me Lies

Tell Me Lies Camden Point Mystery Book 1 by Gail Chianese Genre: Paranormal Romantic Mystery

You’d think with a guardian who’s a ghost, she’d see everything coming. But nope, that’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works. Private investigator Lexie Smith has a mostly perfect–okay, satisfying life. A successful, if not super lucrative business with her best friend. A wonderful, loving companion named Bear–sure, he’s a little furry and he drools, but nobody’s perfect. A house on the beach and a wisecracking supernatural “intern” named Vinnie, who knows everything there is to know about crime and her nonexistent love life. Things are good, even if the cases are somewhat tame, until a dangerous assignment forces her to turn to the last man she can trust: Rafe Barandas, local police detective and the man who broke her heart years before. After a decade in New York, Rafe has returned to his small hometown, burned out on big-city politics and crime. He’s looking forward to the quiet life, until he’s thrown together with Lexie (and, unknown to him, her phantom familiar) to solve what starts out as a simple B&E but quickly escalates. Leaving Lexie the first time was a huge mistake. Now that he’s got another chance, he’s determined not to blow it, so long as the job doesn’t get in the way. As Lexie and Rafe get closer to solving one case, old hurts come back to haunt them and a new threat emerges. Can they put past lies and mistrust behind them long enough to thwart a cunning foe who seems to know every step they take and will stop at nothing, even murder? Or will one of them pay the ultimate price before they take their second shot at love? “Gail Chianese explodes onto the paranormal romantic mystery scene with a slow-burn, second-chance romance that readers of the genre are sure to love!”–Elicia Hyder, bestselling author of The Soul Summoner series“In Tell Me Lies, the characters are fresh, the plot is complex, and the readers will definitely savor the piquantly sweet sex scenes. But it’s the side-splittingly hilarious banter that is the frothy icing on this multi-layered whodunit.” –Josie Brown, author The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook series Add to Goodreads Amazon * Apple * B&N * Google * Kobo * Books2Read

Gail currently lives in beautiful Connecticut, but originally hails from sunny California. She is the mom of three amazing kids, the wife of a 27 year Naval officer and the rescuer of three furbabies. In her spare time (what little of it there is), she likes to ghost hunt with her hubby, geocache with her family and lock herself away with a great book. Currently, she’s attempting (keyword there) to learn to knit. Wish her luck, she’ll need it. And, she’s dreaming of the day when she can take her next trip. Where will it be? Only time will tell. Check her out on Instagram to see her words of wisdom, her travel destinations (past and future), what she’s read, and maybe enjoy a chuckle or two: https://www.instagram.com/authorgailchianese/ Her books have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award and EPIC eBook Awards. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads

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The Deadly Getaway

Deadly Getaway by Karen Mueller Bryson Genre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense

USA TODAY Bestselling Author KAREN MUELLER BRYSON Her dream vacation becomes a nightmare when her roommate goes missing. Brooklyn Winters just received the offer of a lifetime. If she accompanies her roommate, Addie, on a Spring Break trip to a tropical island paradise, all her expenses will be paid for by her roommate’s parents. There’s only one problem: Brooklyn promised her dad she would spend Spring Break working with him at the Seven Brothers Security Services office. That’s what she has done for every vacation for as long as she can remember. When her overprotective father reluctantly agrees to the island getaway, Brooklyn assures him that she and Addie will be perfectly safe and that he has nothing to worry about. If only she was right. On their first day on the island, Addie goes missing. The last thing Brooklyn wants to do is admit to her father that she was wrong and ask for his help. So, she searches for Addie on her own. As Brooklyn follows the leads to find Addie, she realizes she is being trailed by Theo, a nerdy tourist staying in the room next door. Theo seems to have a crush on Brooklyn, so she uses it to her advantage and talks him into helping her find Addie. But when Brooklyn starts to develop feelings for Theo, she discovers it was no accident that he was staying in the room next door. She uncovers a web of lies. Nothing is what is seems and Brooklyn isn’t sure who she can trust. Will she be able to find her best friend before it’s too late?

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KAREN M. BRYSON is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes romantic stories with humor and heart. She is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry as well as the RWA Lone Star Writing Contest. Karen is also an award-winning/optioned screenwriter. When she’s not at her computer creating new stories, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds. Karen previously wrote contemporary romance under the pen names SAVANNAH YOUNG, SIERRA AVALON, REN MONTERREY and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAKOTA MADISON. Please note that Karen M. Bryson (TM) is a trademark and may not be used without the owner’s permission. Where to find Karen… Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Twitter * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads Notorious Minds Website * Facebook

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Security & Suicide

Security & Suicide

Closing out National Suicide Prevention Month with hope

by Steven Lomelino

Author of Insane Success: From Losing the American Dream, to Finding God’s Abundant Life

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My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus’ Name
When darkness seems
To hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil

Steven, where is your anchor fastened? Steven, who do you run to during life’s storms? Steven, what
makes you feel secure?

I’m a Christian, of course I’m anchored to Jesus. I run to Him. He makes me feel secure.

In 1998 God began challenging my answers to these questions by removing the actual sources of my
hope and security. My career in information technology (IT) was starting to take off after a fourteen-
year climb at a large public utility company. I’d just received a large raise making me equals with my
supervisory grade coworkers. Then one word changed everything – merger. The career I’d worked so
hard to attain was gone. I tried minimizing the loss by taking a customer service representative position
at the call center of the newly formed, giant utility company. I’d lost my IT career but held onto my
income. Knowing that I wouldn’t last long in customer service, I asked God to provide me with another
position in the company that paid about the same and would lead to a satisfying career. I was trusting
God to lead in my career, right?

A year passed and I was still stuck at the call center. I did my best to represent Christ well there; even on
the day I accepted the voluntary separation package (VSP). My response was positive, or so I thought
when my signature on the VSP finalized my time with the utility companies. I reasoned that if the Lord
allowed me to succeed here, He would also allow me to succeed elsewhere. I’d now lost my career and

my income. I accepted that I would have to start over. My prayer was for God to provide me with a job
and help me attain the success I’d lost. I was trusting God during this time of starting over, right?

In 1999 I accepted a lower paying IT position with a large insurance company. The first three years there
I found myself repeatedly snatching defeat out of the mouth of victory. Initially, failure served to
strengthen my resolve. When a bout with encephalitis set me back in my already frustrating learning
curve, I hoped it was a blessing in disguise. I thought it would give me the opportunity to ease back in
like I was starting the job from day one again. The exact opposite happened. I’d trusted God after losing
my career, a big chunk of my income, and a major health issue. Why is success eluding me? I began
thinking death sounded better than another failure. My pride kept me from telling anyone. I spent the
next two years going through the motions praying that I either could recreate past success or die. This
endless cycle of trying and failing had to stop one way or another. I felt myself hurtling toward an
impasse.

November 3rd, 2004, after Wednesday night prayer meeting. I hid away in the tiny church library
planning my suicide. The door popped open.

“How are you doing? Have you seen my kids?”
“Not Good. Not good at all!”
“It’ll get better.”

The door closed and he was gone. The next day I tried to kill myself.

November 4 th , 2004 is a day I don’t want to remember and one I will never forget. There was, however, a
turn for the better that began that day. My attempt forced me to talk about about the bad place I’d
been in mentally for the past two years. I also decided to get out from under the pressure of trying to
recreate my past success in the IT field. I asked God for any job that would pay enough to keep me from
going any further backward financially.

In 2005 I accepted an entry level position at a hospital. I was okay with backing off and seeing people as
more important than prestige. The job had a lot of variety that I enjoyed. However, the work
environment was awful. After the employment disaster of the last six years I couldn’t take daily
harassment simply because I was male. About six months into the job, I took the steps outlined in
orientation to report the hostile work environment. Another six months passed, and I was scheduled to
meet with a vice-president soon. Before that could happen, I was terminated. It was easier for them to
get me out of the picture than to take an unbiased look into something they didn’t want to see.

Three jobs. Seven years. Zero success.

That’s what it took for me to realize that my hope
was built on something less than Jesus blood and
righteousness, that my anchor was fastened to my
income, that I ran to the next opportunity to succeed
as the way out of life’s storms, that status made me
feel secure.

I prayed without any stipulations. I surrendered to
God’s will. I began using God’s definition of success.
God gave me hope . . . in more than one way.

November 2006, I began working for a small residential school named Hope. Isn’t it like God to have me
see the word hope throughout every workday? I didn’t recreate past prestige or pay at Hope. Instead,
God led me to a place where I served autistic children who showed me that joy is in living, not in
attaining. They made it difficult to grumble about my lot in life and provided lots of job satisfaction.
After about a year, I found a position that had the perfect balance of using my computer skills and
serving the kids I’d come to love. Technology recently eliminated the need for my position. I must admit
that thoughts of here we go again did come to mind. Instead of having to start all over again, as
happened at the utility company, Hope went to work on how they could keep me. I now wear many hats
and have the variety that I enjoyed at the hospital.

My identity and worth were no longer so intertwined with my occupation that losing a job would result
in also losing my value as a person. Choosing to follow God’s leading wasn’t, and still isn’t, easy. During
the writing of Insane Success, where you can read the entire story of what I provided you a glimpse of, I
asked myself why I was doing it quite often. At times it seemed like a pointless effort. I wanted to stop. I
was so out of my comfort zone and in over my head. Yet, I couldn’t shake the feeling that God wanted
me to do this. I’m still not sure how God has or will use my story. Simply knowing that He has and will
use it is enough. He’s not obligated to let me know the details.

I work at giving hope to others by sharing the hope God gave me when I’d given up hope in Him and
everything else. My involvement in the suicide prevention community is mostly in the form of
volunteering at large events. God is opening opportunities in his perfect time. The most recent of these
is having part of my story included in book three of a four book series called Guts, Grit, and the Grind
(gutsgritgrind.com). The series from United Suicide Survivors International focuses on men’s mental
health and is in the format of a repair manual. It is not written from a Christian viewpoint. It will

mention Insane Success, however, and Insane Success points to Christ. I see it leading people who would
never open a Bible to the hope found only in Jesus though the scripture passages in Insane Success.

Where is your anchor fastened? Who do you run to during life’s storms? What makes you feel secure?
If, like me, your security is
found in the human
definition of success
please consider how you
would respond if it was
taken away. Dare not
trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’
Name

Always Hope! Psalm
71:14

A Misplaced Child

A Misplaced Child The Misplaced Children Book 1 by Heather Michelle Genre: YA Fantasy

Torn between two worlds, which will she embrace? Elodie Harper is heir to the magical kingdom of Aluna. Trapped by an evil wizard in an illusion; Elodie grows up caught between two worlds, one of magic, and one of technology. As the facade of her mundane life of lies and fake smiles cracks, her kingdom crumbles in the absence of its ruler. Join Elodie as she navigates both lives not knowing which to embrace, and which to push into the back of her mind and forget as a bad dream. Add to Goodreads Amazon * Apple * B&N * Google * Kobo

Heather Michelle is an emerging author of young adult fantasy. She lives in Acworth, GA with her cat Mister Bingley and a slew of unique roommates. Growing up, Heather Michelle spent more time living in her imagination than outside of it. Small town life sandwiched between the redwood forests and the Pacific ocean provided a rich scope for the imagination. Before the age of twelve, Heather Michelle was not a reader, but a chance encounter with a rented audiobook launched her into the vast world of the printed word, and she never looked back. Website * Facebook * Instagram * Amazon * Goodreads

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Riddle Me This

Riddle Me This by K.L. Lamar Genre: Psychological Thriller

A murder who writes riddles in his victim’s blood, and the drunken FBI profile determined to catch him. An infamous murder dubbed “The Riddler” resurfaces, this time hiding in plain sight, covering his tracks, and only leaving his signature token of carving in his victim’s blood. Things become foreign for him, when he meets a screwed-up woman that’s more damaged than he is. Helpless to the beautifully damaged soul that calls to his own tainted soul, he decides to help her. Things become more complicated when she stumbled into the cat and mouse game between an assassin and the police. Every instinct suggest that he allow her bright light to be snuff out, but he can’t bare it. His nemesis the washed up, drunken, half mad, FBI profiler pops up, hot on his trails, he must decide rather he should save her or himself. He was prepared for everything: torture, fiery depths of hell, incarceration, death, but not love. The Riddler will face the ultimate test, and he soon realizes that some things are worse than death.

Available exclusively in the Notorious Minds box set! What does it take to commit the perfect crime? Delve into these dark and twisted tales by twenty USA Today and International Bestselling Authors. No matter what kind of crime story typically catches your imagination, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Conspiracies, political plots, and yes, even murder, are just a few of the crimes waiting inside this box set. Discover a narcissistic grandmother running an underground syndicate, or a support group bent on murder…and even a serial killer who turns his victims into fairytale creatures. Uncover the passion, jealousy, and fear lingering in every tale. This box set is packed with thousands of pages that will hold you on the edge of your seat, crying for answers. **Pre-order now for Only .99 cents and get a free gift HERE!! **Goodreads * Books2Read https://www.youtube.com/embed/T1ZdXJNgWtY?feature=player_embedded

K L. Lamar lives with her family in the South and a dog who is plotting to off her one day. K. L. Lamar writes thrillers, mysteries, and suspense novels. After years of voracious reading, her teacher told her mother when she was younger that she was destined to be a writer. When she’s not reading, writing, or traveling, you can find her on the ocean somewhere, sailing the high tides. Website* Facebook* Twitter* Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon* Goodreads Notorious Minds Website * Facebook

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Black Frost

Black Frost Emma Frost Book 13 by Willow Rose Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

From Multi-Million-Copy Bestselling author Willow Rose comes the next chapter in the #1 Bestselling Emma Frost Mystery Series. Emma Frost is tied up in a murder mystery that seems out of this world. When a young girl disappears one night from the park, then turns up again the next morning in a different place on the island, people start to talk about her. Was she drunk and just doesn’t remember what happened?Did she go home with a guy and won’t admit it?What happened to her, and why is she insisting that she doesn’t know? Emma Frost is fighting for Victor’s best friend, Skye. Emma is trying to get her back from the people who took her in the night, but having no luck when a guy falls into her arms in the street and dies a few minutes later. The autopsy shows he has frozen to death, but it doesn’t seem possible. When a young boy from Victor’s school turns up frozen as well, and things start to get cold around her own house, Emma begins to fear for her loved ones’ lives. Once again, Willow Rose has written a story so compelling that it leaves the reader in almost unbearable suspense until the surprise ending is revealed. Buy BLACK FROST today to indulge in an engulfing mystery dripping with suspense! **Only .99 cents Sep 27th – 29th!!**Goodreads * Amazon

The Queen of Scream aka Willow Rose is a #1 Amazon Best-selling Author and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 60 novels.
She writes Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy.
Willow’s books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners with twists you won’t see coming. Several of her books have reached the Kindle top 10 of ALL books in the US, UK, and Canada. She has sold more than three million books.
Willow lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. When she is not writing or reading, you will find her surfing and watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Bigelow Bay Series

Keeping Control Bigelow Bay Book 3 by Jakki Frances Genre: Contemporary Romance

MICHAEL – He’s the king and Bigelow Bay hospital is his domain. A lifetime of single minded focus and self discipline has ensured his life is exactly the way he always wanted… Until tragedy threatens
to disrupt his well ordered life.
SONNIE – Her life is out of control, one moment changed everything. A new home, new school, new life with new challenges. When your life is chaos you hang onto even a small shred of control all the harder.
MEL: Offering guidance to those who need it most while battling the darkness that still lives inside her – it’s a delicate balance between controlling her past of allowing her past to control her.
AS three lives collide, sometimes the only thing you can hope for is some order in the chaos, but sometimes the best outcome doesn’t come from KEEPING CONTROL.


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It’s Complicated Bigelow Bay Book 2

Welcome to Bigelow Bay, where everyone has a story and gets their own, special, happy ending. After years of being moved from place to place Greg has finally put down some roots and he likes his life just as it is. He works hard in his job and equally hard to avoid complications in life; especially the female kind. Until he literally stumbles across Helene, a fun- loving free spirit without a home or a past who crashes into his life and complicates everything. **Only $1.49 until Oct 1st! **Goodreads * Amazon

It’s Safer Bigelow Bay Book 1

Frank leads a quiet life and is dedicated to his job, but there is a redhead who keeps distracting him. He’s seen her around town and at work and the more he sees the more curious he gets. Kasey keeps to herself, hiding from the world. She loves her job and does it well, but after work hours she’s alone in her home with a cat and books for company. It’s a lonely existence but at least it’s safe. Until a stormy night changes everything and life no longer seems safe. Now it might become something more. Can Frank break through the walls around Kasey without breaking her completely? And is Kasey strong enough to let him in? **Only $1.49 until Oct 1st! **Goodreads * Amazon

A life long book dork, voracious reader, book blogger, regular dreamer and slightly crazy cat lady, living in small town southern Australia. Cheat days are the best days because they involve pancakes and tacos. A lifesaving superhero by day and putting whatever crazy is running through her head into words by night. Dreaming of love and creating different versions of the perfect book boyfriend… all with a little Aussie spin. Everyday life is weaved through each story, a roadtrip I took, a person I once knew, a friends quirks – every character you read you are meeting someone in my life… see if you can find yourself. I write whatever crazy happens to be in my head at any given moment. Whether a friends to lovers, a fairy tale, a fun escapade, a filthy good girl gone wrong or a sweet shifter love, you never know what you’re going to get. Why limit yourself to a single genre right? The only guarantee is that love wins in the end; I don’t promise happily ever after but I do promise the perfect love for the story. Website * Facebook * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads

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The Techno Mage

The Techno Mage by S.W. Raine Genre: Steampunk Fantasy

She’s being held hostage and yet, Magaliana doesn’t want to be saved. Close friends Ikarim, Arteus, and Magaliana always knew the dangers of sky pirates, but what they didn’t expect was having their airship repair shop pillaged and being separated when Magaliana, a noble, is sold for a hefty bounty. Once in the hands of the Techno Mage, her world changes. He’s a mythical man with the ability to flawlessly combine both technology and alchemy, and his mythical ship is a haven for Magaliana. There, she discovers how to refine her craft. Ikarim and Arteus are determined to escape the sky pirates to save her, but do they have what it takes before the Techno Mage initiates his grand plan? Add to Goodreads Amazon * Apple * B&N * Books2Read

Raine is Canadian, born and raised, and constantly moved in between Ontario and Quebec with her military family. She moved to Michigan, USA, in 2004, where she currently still resides with her husband and son. She has always had a vivid imagination and loved reading and writing from a very young age. She took courses in Children’s Literature through ICL in Illinois, and published her New Adult Steampunk debut in 2020. She has participated in NaNoWriMo for over a decade and is currently a Municipal Liaison for the Detroit region. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Amazon * Goodreads

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Dying to Confess

Dying to Confess by DL Jones Genre: Crime Thriller

Detective Johnson is a veteran on the police force. Loyal, smart and always gets his man. He and hispartner, Detective Sally, was stumped when a man arrived at the lone police station of his small town. That man wanted to confess to the murders of nine local women. After an initial investigation, Detectives Johnson and Sally find that all nine of those women are indeed very much alive, but each had a strange interaction with the would-be serial killer. That interaction alone was enough to put the confessor in prison for life. Detective Johnson knew there was more to the story, especially since the confessor still claimed that those women are already dead. Only Detective Johnson and Sally can find out what more there is to this case… But will they survive what they find?

Available exclusively in the Notorious Minds box set! What does it take to commit the perfect crime?
Delve into these dark and twisted tales by twenty USA Today and International Bestselling Authors. No matter what kind of crime story typically catches your imagination, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Conspiracies, political plots, and yes, even murder, are just a few of the crimes waiting inside this box set. Discover a narcissistic grandmother running an underground syndicate, or a support group bent on murder…and even a serial killer who turns his victims into fairytale creatures. Uncover the passion, jealousy, and fear lingering in every tale. This box set is packed with thousands of pages that will hold you on the edge of your seat, crying for answers. **Pre-order now for Only .99 cents and get a free gift HERE!! **Goodreads * Books2Read https://www.youtube.com/embed/T1ZdXJNgWtY?feature=player_embedded

DL Jones is a Writer, IT Professional and Tech Enthusiast. Visit dljonesbooks.com for more info and to sign up for the newsletter DL Jones was born in Brooklyn NY, grew up in Newport News VA and has spent the last 8 years in Charlotte NC. He has served time in the US Army and works as an IT Professional. His first love has always been tech, well computers and the web specifically, which has led to a lot of writing. He has had several websites/blogs and podcast over the years. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads Notorious Minds Website * Facebook

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