Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Update – Ailsa Abraham, J. E. Spina and Lauren Linwood


Welcome to Friday’s update for three of the authors in the bookstore. And first is the lovely Ailsa Abraham with her latest release, Attention to Death, hot off the press today.  In fact there is a launch party on Facebook to celebrate the release.

1.00pm – 8.00pm https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=752363234915685&set=gm.410047022663258&type=3&theater

About Attention to Death

Finding a murderer among a group of killers is not going to be easy for two Royal Army Military Police investigators, Captain Angus Simpson and Staff-Sergeant Rafael ‘Raff’ Landen, whose Christmas leave is cancelled for an investigation into a suspicious death on a base in Germany. The case is further complicated by unhelpful senior officers who make pre-judgements on colour, creed, race and sexuality. Yet the insight of the investigators helps them uncover a sinister plot, although they too have something to hide: their own fledgling relationship.Will Angus and Raff be able to solve the murder without giving away their secret?The best and worst of human nature is represented in this story, which is why it is suggested for over 18s only.

One of the early reviews for Attention to Death

“In Attention to Death, Ailsa Abraham pulls off something I wouldn’t have thought possible – a steamy romance with a twist of murder and a splash of social conscience. A remarkable book that will have you turning pages as quickly as you can to find out what happens next.” ~India Drummond, author of the Caledonia Fae series

Buy Attention to Death: https://www.amazon.com/Attention-Death-Ailsa-Abraham-ebook/dp/B01MRBTYLX

Also by Ailsa Abraham

 

Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Ailsa-Abraham/e/B00AYKUBQ4

Connect to Ailsa via her website: https://ailsaabraham.com/home/

Another new release this week and this time it is children’s author Janice Spina with her books for adults written as J. E. Spina.  An Angel Among Us is dedicated to Janice’s friend who recently passed away and you can find out more about the story here: https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/short-story-collection-an-angel-among-us-is-now-here-cover-reveal/

About the collection

There are fifteen stories in this collection. There is something for everyone here.

A collection of short stories that covers several genres including romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal. This book is dedicated to a courageous friend who passed this year. The first story is specially created for her and is the inspiration for the title of this book. The cover was designed by John Spina.

Here is the first review for the book

The stories are tear jerkers & thought provoking. Very well written & hard to put down! I got caught up in the characters & felt like I was a part of their world. I was gifted a book in return for my honest review.

Also by J. E. Spina

 

To discover all of Janice’s children’s books and read the reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Janice-Spina/e/B00HNET4HG

Connect to Janice via her blog: https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com/

Another author in the bookstore is Lauren Linwood with Illusions of Death recently published in paperback on February 24th following the Kindle release last year.

About Illusions of Death

Best-selling author Karlyn Campbell is ready for a new start after her recent divorce from a temperamental artist. When she receives word that her father had a stroke, she heads for Walton Springs with mixed feelings. Broderick Campbell wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning literary novels and denounced his daughter’s work as pedestrian and commercial, causing a rift that finally heals on his deathbed. Karlyn chooses to stay in the small Georgia town to write her popular Matt Collins series and decides to try her hand at true crime when Atlanta’s Rainbow Killer, Roy G. Biv, captures her interest.

Detective Logan Warner’s marriage didn’t survive after he lost his twins to a crazed killer who was never caught. He returns to his hometown’s police force and runs for police chief, happy he’s escaped big city crime and corruption. Emotionally dead, his interest in life is renewed when he falls in love with Karlyn and begins to build a new life with her.

But the Rainbow Killer moves beyond Atlanta, leaving a trail of dead bodies painted in bright hues in several towns north of the city. Leaving no trace evidence or DNA and choosing random victims with no apparent rhyme or reason, Roy proves unstoppable. Then he arrives in Walton Springs, threatening the peaceful town with his murder spree. With a serial killer in their backyard, Logan and Karlyn unite with the FBI to find the killer—before he finds them.

One of the reviews for the book in Kindle format.

Good reading on July 12, 2016

A serial killer with an appetite for blood and death.

Atlanta’s Rainbow Killer has been killing people of all demographic; careers, ages, sexes and so on.

When author Karlyn Campbell gets a call notifying her of her father’s death, she goes back to her small town. She never expected to find the love of her life in a small town. Neither, did she think that she would begin to finally understand why her father was the way he was.

Karlyn starts a new life in Walton Springs but a serial killer threatens not only her life but also her relationship with her new love.

Detective Logan Warner’s failed marriage and the death of his children wounded him in such a way that he never thought he would be able to truly live his life again, until he met the Karlyn. However, when the serial killer comes into town, he fears he may just lose his second chance for love and life.

The author gave away just enough to keep me on the edge of my chair. The feel of small town life was truly captured in Walton Springs. The friendship and the community aspect that is part of small towns was also perfectly captured. I loved how the book was written. It was interesting and gave a great insight into the mind of a serial killer. With the suspense and mystery and the romantic element added into it, Illusions of Death was a perfect novel.

Read all the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Illusions-Death-Lauren-Linwood-ebook/dp/B019Y45TS0

A selection of books by Lauren Linwood

Read all the review and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Lauren-Linwood/e/B00CSSG8BC

Connect to Lauren via her Websitehttp://www.laurenlinwood.com

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Thanks for dropping by and your support is greatly appreciated.  Sally

Buy a Book for Christmas – Ailsa Abraham – Fantasy from France


Sometimes the world can seem a little bland but there is no doubt that Ailsa Abraham brings a great deal of colour and fun into all our lives. This has not been a great year health wise and it is with much relief that we see her witty and straight from the hip comments reappearing on social media.

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Ailsa retired early from a string of jobs, ending up with teaching English to adults. She has lived in France for over twenty years and is married with no children but six grandchildren. Her passion for motorbikes unfortunately resulted in a serious accident this summer and she is currently in recovery and thankfully as feisty as ever. She copes with Bipolar Condition, a twisted spine and increasing deafness with her usual wry humour – “well if I didn’t have all those, I’d have to work for a living, instead of writing, which is much more fun.” She has no intention of stopping writing.

Here are two of her books that would make a great combined Christmas gift for any lover of books but especially Fantasy followers.

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A world without war? Professor Sawhele Fielding stumbles across an invention that would change the world; something so monumental, it could spell the end of environmental disaster and conflict. With the help of her father, a shadowy figure in the world of international banking, she begins to set into motion the biggest upheaval the planet has seen. But in a changed world, dark forces are threatening the fragile peace. Where modern technology is proving useless, old magic from a bygone era might just save the day. Adrian Oliver, expert in ancient religions is sceptical until faced with incontrovertible proof that ancient evil is abroad once again. How could a Utopian dream of free fuel and peaceful co-existence turn into a nightmare? Iamo, a priest of the Mother Goddess and Riga, a Black Shaman assassin captain, are thrown together – reluctantly at first – to face a threat that nobody could have imagined before “The Changes”. ALCHEMY is the prequel to Shaman’s Drum which features the adventures of Iamo and Riga through their world in the near future, where the established religions of our own days had been banned.

Buy the book at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alchemy-Ailsa-Abraham/dp/1909841501/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390435459&sr=8-1&keywords=Alchemy+by+Ailsa+Abraham

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England in the near future.
Mainstream religions have been outlawed, and the old gods rule again.
Iamo has been a priest of the Great Mother and is sworn to celibacy, but his love for Riga, a Black Shaman, a magical assassin, caused him to break his vows. After being imprisoned apart from each other for three years, Iamo accepts an offer to earn them both a pardon and the possibility of marriage. If they survive.
Iamo and Riga must discover why demons are breaking through from the other side. Which of the cults are renegades who allow the demons through? Who can they trust?
Combining their powers, they face the ordeal with the help of a band of eclectic pagans, spirit creatures, Riga’s Black Shaman brothers, an undercover Christian granny, and three unusually energetic Goths.
It’s a tough assignment, but the hope of a life together keeps them fighting.

http://www.crookedcatbooks.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=84

As Ailsa Abraham : Shaman’s Drum published by Crooked Cat – (Nominated for the People’s Choice Book Prize)
Four Go Mad in Catalonia – self-published, available from Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/271948
Twitter -@ailsaabraham
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ailsa.author
Amazon Author Page – www.amazon.com/AilsaAbraham/e/B00AYKUBQ4
Web page – ailsaabraham.com
Blog – http://www.ailsaabraham.com/blog

You can read Ailsa’s interview in full.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/the-sunday-show-ailsa-abraham-writer-and-blogger-how-did-you-get-here/