Throughout the year over 120 authors have been promoted weekly on the blog and their books now reside in the virtual bookstore along with their buy links and websites. In the run up to Christmas I will be visiting all the authors in the store and checking for updates and new reviews on their most recent books. If you are in the bookstore and have recently published a new book, received a rave review then please let me know.. Sally.email@example.com
My first update is for Sue Coletta’s book Wings of Mayhem (The Mayhem Series Book 1) published in May this year which has received many outstanding reviews. The cover is in the top nine of Books and Benches cover competition and I know Sue would be thrilled if you would head over and vote… http://www.booksandbenches.com/cover-contest
About the book
Shawnee Daniels — forensic police hacker by day, cat burglar by night — ignites the hellfire fury of a serial killer when she unknowingly steals his trophy box.
WINGS OF MAYHEM wins Best Author Award in Mystery, Crime, Heist!!!
A SERIAL KILLER STALKS THE STREETS…
Cat burglar Shawnee Daniels always believed her “fearlessness rules” mantra would keep her on top and out of jail. When she hacks a confiscated hard drive at the Revere P.D., she focuses on a white-collar criminal accused of embezzlement. To teach him a lesson and recoup the funds she breaks into his massive contemporary in Bear Clave Estates. Jack has even more secrets, deadly secrets, secrets worth killing over.
A CAT BURGLAR PICKS THE WRONG HOUSE TO ROB…
As a glowing eagle taunts her Skype screen, Jack tells her she stole his precious trophy box — and he wants it back!
THEIR LIVES COLLIDE…
When her “helpful” best friend convinces her to date charismatic Detective Levaughn Samuels, her two worlds threaten to implode. Ordinarily Shawnee keeps a firm line between her professions, but dating Levaughn might help her get this psycho off her tail.
AND NOW, NO ONE IS SAFE...
In this lightning-fast-paced psychological thriller of secrets and lies, Shawnee juggles being stalked by a serial killer, dating the lead detective on the case, and tap dancing around her librarian best friend. If she doesn’t find the trophy box, the killer’s coming for her. If she doesn’t expose her secret life, more will die. And if she does, she could lose her freedom and everyone she holds dear.
If you’re a fan of Lisa Jackson, Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter thrillers, crime fiction with an edge, or psychological thrillers, mystery, and suspense, then Wings of Mayhem is for you.
Two of the outstanding reviews for the book
Say… CRIME? The name is COLETTA, SUE.
A well developed story, credible characters, tri-dimensional. Cat burglar, Shawnee Daniels, reality check in the story. Steal memories could be DEADLY!!!
Run, if you want to follow the story not a moment to loose. Not a fan of spoilers, need to read a real deal Mayhem… Crime is the trade of Lady Coletta’s. A writer to follow, if you like good books!!!
One of the true pleasures of reading is finding that unique and original story. In Wings of Mayhem, Sue Coletta shines in both telling the story and crafting language to make it compelling.
The book is not for the faint of heart. A sadistic serial killer is after the main character Shawnee Daniels. She’s taken something important from him and he wants it back. He’s willing to use all his sinister skills to get it.
Coletta is a master at building each scene to a crescendo then, with just a brief moment to catch your breath and slow your heart rate, she plunges you into the terror and suspense once again.
Wings of Mayhem, Book One of the Mayhem series, stands alone as an outstanding thriller. The potential for a blockbuster series is a bonus. If you love a psychological crime thriller, this is the book for you.
Remember the name, Sue Coletta, she will be writing your favorite nightmares for years to come. I will never look at a Raven’s feather the same way ever again
Also by Sue Coletta
Discover all the books, read the reviews and BUY: https://www.amazon.com/Sue-Coletta/e/B015OYK5HO
Connect to Sue through her website: www.suecoletta.com
My next book is Crystal Ball Persuasion by Lesley Fletcher that was published in October and was promoted as part of the Autumn Reading series. Since then the book has received more excellent reviews
About the book
The travelling carnival is not the life Gypsy pictured for herself. Since being given her mentor’s gift of a premonition from a very young age, she has had her sights on a life far away from the one she leads.
Standing in her way are two men; one who has been waiting a lifetime for her love and one who depends on her gifts for a living wage.
Trusting the Universe, she throws herself into a new life when she finds the seeker who fits the premonition. She sets out with a new identity and a zest for adventure on her quest for the truth. Her journey leads her to questions she had never thought of asking. Only one thing is set in stone. She will never return to life on the midway again.
Accompanying her on the adventurous escape and leading the way is a woman whose life has been thrown mercilessly into turmoil. Together they conquer goals, soul search and open their bruised and broken hearts as they travel to far off destinations.
Their journey is filled with mystical charm, sisterhood and page-turning events as the story unfolds.
Along the way the question arises – will there be enough light at the end of the tunnel to produce lasting happiness, while being so far removed from their former lives?
One of the most recent reviews
Lesley Fletcher thank you for Crystal Ball Persuasion.
I just finished non-stop reading of this wonderful fiction which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The characters are so well developed and the plot is fast moving and exciting. I felt as though I was on the life changing journey with Gypsy and Jules as their soul search travels took them around the globe. Wonderful read that I highly recommend.
BUY the book: https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Ball-Persuasion-Changing-Destiny-ebook/dp/B01LY7X7GE
Also by Lesley Fletcher
Discover all the books and BUY: https://www.amazon.com/Lesley-Fletcher/e/B003LSC1OG
Connect to Lesley: http://lesleyfletcher.com/
The last of the updates today is for the latest book by Andrew Joyce.. Yellow Hair is historical fiction that reveals the truth behind the treatment of the Sioux Indians.
About the book
Through no fault of his own, a young man is thrust into a new culture just at the time that culture is undergoing massive changes. It is losing its identity, its lands, and its dignity. He not only adapts, he perseveres and, over time, becomes a leader—and on occasion, the hand of vengeance against those who would destroy his adopted people.
Yellow Hair documents the injustices done to the Sioux Nation from their first treaty with the United States in 1805 through Wounded Knee in 1890. Every death, murder, battle, and outrage written about actually took place. The historical figures that play a role in this fact-based tale of fiction were real people and the author uses their real names. Yellow Hair is an epic tale of adventure, family, love, and hate that spans most of the 19th century.
This is American history.
Awarded Book of the Year by Just Reviews
I’m a big fan of historical fiction. Why? I get to experience history and when it’s done right, reading it changes me as a person and I see the world in a whole new light. I’m fairly familiar with the atrocities foisted upon the Sioux Nation in the 19th century through my schooling and my childhood friends (Sioux) but in Yellow Hair, Andrew Joyce unveils what really happened.
“This is American History,” states Joyce and I applaud him for using real names and events while weaving his protagonist throughout. Joyce’s research is spot-on and historically accurate.
Yellow Hair is a book every single American (and Canadian) needs to read. Joyce plunges the reader into history and instead of being a passive observer, the reader is suffering right along with their Sioux brothers and sisters. This is the real history and we cannot stand idly by and have history repeat itself.
Another fantastic gem from Andrew Joyce and I highly recommend it, especially if you love historical fiction!
Yellow Hair. Not since reading Jane M. Auel have I been so connected to a historical fiction character as I did with Yellow Hair. He’s the vehicle Joyce uses to show the reader the real American history and I got to experience everything Yellow Hair witnessed. The most amazing thing is that Yellow Hair really existed and after reading this, I still feel him with me.
“The coming of the White Man would forever change the fortunes of the people of the plains— more often than not for the worse. Very few White Men had a positive influence on the Indians. But there were a few. One of those men was Jacob Ariesen.”
Yellow Hair is an epic tale – a tale of love, loss, and a people’s destruction. I immediately connected with the characters. Andrew Joyce has a way of storytelling that engages the reader. I was hooked from the first page until the very last page.
I have read other books by Joyce and I would say this is the best one yet. Believable characters, engaging storytelling, and a desire to keep reading/learning. I was sad when this book ended.
Not just a coming of age story, but so much more. Yellow Hair suffers loss after loss, but also love. He navigates both the white man’s world and the Indian’s world.
I highly recommend this book, especially if you enjoy historical fiction.
Read all the reviews and BUY the book: https://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Hair-Andrew-Joyce-ebook/dp/B01LXOXHBI
Also by Andrew Joyce
BUY all the books: https://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Joyce/e/B00EUCFDTM
Connect to Andrew: https://andrewjoyce.wordpress.com/
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