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  • A 3rd Time to Die by George A Bernstein

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    Ashley Easton rescues a badly abused horse, deciding to return to show jumping, the passion of her youth. The animal gives unquestioned love, something lacking from her husband, Keith. But when Ashley begins to compete, she is terrified as the show course seemingly changes into an old forest and the jumps appear as real walls, fences and trees. Her thoughts spill through her head in elegant French. As she attacks the fences with an unfamiliar, fearless abandon, she begins winning every competition.

    Craig Thornton, an avid horseman, happens upon Ashley’s first competition, entranced as he watches her jump her horse, Injun. Mystically drawn toward each other, it’s as if they knew the other…but from where? After several missed opportunities, they finally meet, becoming fast friends, their love of jumping horses a mutual bond.

    Ashley seeks therapy to address a strange terror swamping her whenever she’s intimate. During hypnotic regression, she’s stunned to find herself in two apparent past lives, first in the 17th Century, on a fox hunt as the fearless French horsewoman who fills her head while jumping, and again, 150 years later in Philadelphia, a shipping tycoons daughter. Both times she is fulfilled by glorious romance, followed by the terror of their brutal murder while making fervid love in a forested glade!

    The doctor says these are figments of her subconscious, but he’s shaken, knowing the truth. He realizes those were real past lives, and their killer may be lurking again, nearby.

    Ashley and Craig soon discover more than friendship. As these two newly rediscovered lovers struggle to free themselves from broken marriages, others plan to fulfill a 300-year-old legacy of death.

  • The Secret History of Hatty Ha Ha … begins by S M Mala

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    Hatty lives on an island in the Caribbean and is afraid of mosquitoes and the sea. She longs for friendship, love and the truth about her history. But nothing is easy for her and she is constantly met with a wall of silence and a general sneer from some of the locals.

    But when Jake visits his father Murray, who is also Hatty’s secret guardian, the young couple are instantly attracted to each other. He realizes there is a tale about this young woman which is heightened by speculation and gossip about her background… stories regarding her parents, his father and her.

    But unknowingly the young couple’s lives are closely intertwined and their bodies do the same, as the heat of the tropical sun is transferred to their lust for one another.

    There are too many secrets being hidden about her life and slowly but surely, each one is discovered, only hurting the people around until something is revealed making Hatty doubt her very existence.

    A mysterious and turbulent sexual tale of young love, deceit, jealousy and passion mixed in with the conflict of deep rooted prejudices and regret … The Secret History of Hatty Ha Ha … begins.

  • MOCHA, MOONLIGHT, AND MURDER by MaryAnn Kempher

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    Instead of feeding her late-night appetite, a midnight food run nearly gets 28-year-old Katherine O’Brian killed. She’s the only person to see the man who brutally murdered a local woman, and the killer is hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t talk.

    Scott Mitchell left a broken engagement behind when he moved to Reno, and the last thing he needs is more melodrama. But when he and Katherine are paired for a college project, that’s what he gets. It can be very distracting when someone is out to kill your lab partner. Together, they try to figure out what the police haven’t been able to—the identity of the murderer. Passion flares, but with Katherine’s life in danger, romance seems like more than a bad idea.

    Scott and Katherine will face jealousy, misunderstandings, lust, and rivals, not to mention attempted murder—and all before their first real date.

  • The Dream Jumper’s Promise by Kim Hornsby

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    Without a recovered body Tina Greene can’t accept the surfing death of her husband, Hank. She pulls herself from the emotional wreckage months after signing the death certificate and trades mourning for saving her Maui dive shop from bankruptcy. When Jamey Dunn walks back into her life things take a strange turn. Dreams of Hank have the dive instructor questioning her sanity and leaning heavily on Hank’s best friend, Noble. Jamey and Noble clash at every turn, both desperate to help Tina. When Jamey discovers the dreams hold clues to Hank’s disappearance he reveals his strange ability to enter dreams. Trusting the man who betrayed her years before, doesn’t come easily for Tina when the decision to let Jamey enter her subconscious has a price. As Tina, Noble and Jamey decipher the mystery of Hank’s disappearance, danger sets in to reveal that one person is flirting with insanity, one is a traitor, and one is an imposter.

  • Death at Penrose Hill by Rebecca Moisio

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    In 1924 England, young and single are the calling card to matchmakers and would-be cupids. Which is the case with Rebecca Highsmith, and her matchmaking aunt; a woman who believes her “spinster” niece is destined for quick marriage as soon as she finds the right man. After being dragged to a coastal party and expected to find her one true love, what Rebecca and the other guests really find is a corpse.

    What was originally a bid for love at first sight becomes a twisted game of killer hide-and-seek, as Rebecca races to discover the identity of the murderer before they strike again. Nothing will ever be the same at the Mansion on Penrose Hill!

  • Handmaiden’s Fury by Irrational Worlds

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    Her body, her breasts, her mouth, – None of them belong to her.

    Keiri is a Handmaiden of Rydia, one of the Priestess/Temple whores devoted to the Goddess of Passion and Lust. As such, she is a slave to desires which can at times overwhelm her, even as they provide her with strange powers.

    Her body is a tool for her Goddess, to be used for the pleasure and temptations of others. In this novella, Keiri services one of the most powerful and dangerous men she knows, all the while seeking a dangerous secret. He leaves her hungry for more- a deep hunger that can only be satisfied by the tawse of her master, Sire Mattias.

    But Keiri stumbles into darkness she never knew was there. Strange assassins pursue her on the streets, and soon, they seem to be seeking her out. What are these strange, inhuman creatures who seem immune to her Goddess’ gifts? And what do they want with her?

    Now, Keiri and her enigmatic master must delve into secrets which span half a continent. But can they do so while remaining true to their vows to serve their goddess-without giving in to forbidden desire?

  • Murder of Sex by Geoffrey M Gluckman

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    An incendiary tale of lust, passion, love, betrayal, and loss. A story of obsession, redemption, and emancipation.

    Intimate sexual relationships may never be the same.

    When Dr. Josh Flagon, a professor of literature at a moderate sized liberal arts Nevada university, is drawn to an irresistible co-ed, Rebecca Reaper, little does he know it will take him on a lustful, passionate, life-changing ride. It will also jeopardize all that he values—his career—and all that he seeks—freedom.

    While teaching classes and writing, Flagon uncovers a secret that boils beneath his cool, scholarly veneer. Rebecca, a brilliant student and sensual siren, reveals that mystery and much more to the professor through their passionate tryst. But at what price? Is it worth killing for?

    While the couple vacation on a secluded Hawaiian Island, a mysterious incident occurs that further challenges their relationship. From that point, Flagon’s life spirals out of control until be-friended by the unlikely, yet ever-wise Puerto Rican gangster, Jorge Luis Juarez.

    In a haunting tale that weaves the literary with street smarts, passion with desolation, imprisonment with emancipation, and the desires of mankind with its origins, there thrives something to savor for every adult who has entered the intimate relationship arena and sought deeper answers to life’s questions.

  • Mind Games by Dorian Smith

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    Mind Games is a new twist on the romance-suspense thriller genre. I intend to make it the first of what will be a series of romance novels where the focal couple meets under unconventional circumstances or has a shared murky background. These characters don’t adhere to the stereotypical protagonist/antagonist profiles.

    Mind Games centers on misplaced love, self discovery and new beginnings between an engaged NYC power couple (Brad Albrecht & Michelle Beauford), a somewhat confused newlywed (Annellyse Crawford) and a manipulative love interest (Kenji Sakura) who uses unconventional methods to find love.

    Through a series of chance meetings and deception Kenji gets the girl – but at what cost.

    Meanwhile Michelle and Annellyse must come to terms with the new lives thrust upon them while discovering who they are and what they want in life.

    And Brad realizes that success and power can only take you so far if you have no one to share in your accomplishments.

    Mind Games is a romantic examination of the butterfly effect, set against the backdrop of two cities known for their mystique – New York and Tokyo – and an equally intriguing underground organization.

  • The Spirit Keepers by J. S. Winn

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    Can you escape the wrath of the Spirits?

    One of Sandy Jacobs’ ten year old students and his family are accused of witchcraft. Blamed for the mysterious deaths of two San Anselmo Pueblo children, they’re terrorized by “Boogeymen” Kachina, fierce-looking impersonators of the spirits. Sandy rushes to their aid, but her actions inflame the perpetrators and arouse the opposition of Native born faculty member, Ben Rush. Sandy and Ben clash over the issue while struggling against the attraction growing between them until the harassment culminates in violence. Together they risk their lives to uncover the truth and, in the process, learn lessons as valuable as any they have taught.

  • Deadly Valentine by Jenna Harte

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    Tess Madison walked away from her two-timing fiancé, a multi-million dollar trust fund and a cushy corporate law job to pursue the single life indulging in chocolate and fancy French underwear. But her newly reordered life comes unraveled when she reluctantly accepts an invitation to a dinner party and stumbles upon the host’s dead body. Now Tess is in the middle of a murder investigation pitting her wannabe-boyfriend police detective against Jack Valentine, a man from her past with blue-green eyes and sinful smile that causes her to rethink her self-imposed celibacy. Tess has many reasons to avoid Jack including the fact that he’s the prime suspect in a murder. But Tess doesn’t believe Jack’s the murderer and with an honest attempt to keep her hormones in check, she agrees to represent him. With Jack’s help, she uncovers a 30-year-old secret someone is killing to keep hidden and discovers sensual delights that don’t include chocolate or French underwear. But when her professional and personal relationship with Jack threatens to ruin her career and end her life, Tess has to decide if Jack, is worth the risk.

  • Fire And Ice by Victoria Paige

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    Maia Pierce, a top agent for Artemis Guardian Services (AGS) and a widely known rule breaker, was good at her job. In her last mission, her risk-taking had finally caught up with her and she had now incurred the wrath of a Russian drug lord bent on destroying her. With assassins after her, one man had offered her his protection. But Jack McCord may be an other kind of danger.

    Jack McCord had everything: a thriving defense company, sinful good looks and no shortage of beautiful women. But what he coveted the most didn’t want anything to do with him. Maia Pierce, his brother’s bodyguard, was the most exquisite creature he had ever laid eyes on and he wanted her. When Maia got into trouble, he saw an opportunity to offer a no-strings attached arrangement and he is not taking no for an answer.

    As they face-off with Russian mercenaries from the North Carolina coast to the depths of the Russian wilderness, they also finally face what may be in their hearts. But the danger that Maia finds herself in, and the secrets she keeps from Jack threaten to derail their happily ever after.

  • Fatal Embrace by Aris Whittier

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    Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red-Hot” Read

    High-spirited horse trainer Jessica Stanson stumbles into the perfect job on one of the most elite ranches in Montana. Or at least it would be if her boss, ex-detective Michael Carven, stopped acting like he didn't want her there. Jessica has to prove herself to him on the ranch, and also try to penetrate his armor to get to the man inside. Michael Carven is a man who has left a difficult past behind him, and now works at his dream job raising horses under the Montana sky. But he knows that the past has a way of coming back to him, and soon enough, it does. A wave of violence hits the nearby small town of Riverside, nestled deep in the mountains, as a cunning serial killer preys on the population. Against his will, Michael finds himself both drawn into the case and coming to care for his independent new trainer. And if having a killer on the loose wasn't enough, his two worlds collide when Jessica becomes the only material witness in the case. Before it is over, Michael and Jessica will put everything they know and hold dear on the line to catch a vicious, cunning killer – and to protect each other as well.

  • Blood Web by Gary Starta @scifiauthorGary

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    Deep within a Colorado cave, a teen drifter discovers an arrowhead shaped crystal harboring an evil sentience. Acting as the crystal?s host, the boy is endowed with psychic powers and extreme rage. He embarks on a cross country mission, eager to exact revenge for crimes committed more than a century ago; able to track his intended victims through a biological conduit.

    Caitlin Diggs became the FBI?s top agent by being brazen and unconventional, but her experience and training had not prepared her for this new enemy, a murderous teenager whose twisted union with a crystal has spawned a biological internet threatening all of humanity.

    A trail of bodies leads Agent Diggs to a terrible conclusion; to halt the murders, she must take control of the crystal herself. But Diggs is not herself. Plagued by nightmares of her partner and lover?s murder, she has revenge issues of her own. Can she come to terms with her vengeful lust and stop the killer? Or will she be lured into the crystal?s blood web?

  • IF TIME COULD WAIT by P.S.Hope

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    Returning home from sea after three years, a place he had found as an escape from the pain caused by his unfaithful first love, all Michael saw in a girl was his chance for vengeance. His feelings of hurt aggravated to a new high on hearing his sister’s words that the girl-next-door, Catherine, was different. To prove that she was wrong, Michael argued that he could wreck Catherine before he left for sea.

    Little did he know that his life would change forever, that his fate would be in the hands of the people who blamed him for what befell upon her. The series of shocks started as the first few lines written inside Catherine’s journals.

    Then he would have to challenge fate…….for good or for worse!

    Was a mariner and is now a fulll time author. The incidents in the story has a touch of true life experience

    True life experience

    Sample from Book:

    “Oh thou soul-mate of mine;

    Won’t it be hard to live with you no more nearby?

    But alas as the road lies parting now-a-time,

    My love, I figure it’s safer to tell you goodbye.”

    – CATHERINE STEPHEN SEBASTIAN.

    “Dear Cathy, how I wish, if only yesterday’s dreams were today’s reality.”

    – MICHAEL SEBASTIAN.

    It’s said that hope grows with light but, for me, the rise of sun in the distant horizon drew the gravity of my situation on to my already hysterical mind. The endless miles of orangish dark sea, its swells ending in front of the crimson background of the horizon, clearly codified my adverse state of helplessness. All of it felt like an immense portrait of distress and, except for the gurgling swells breaking on my face and the wind kissing me on its way past my ear, the only sound that broke the deadly silence was my long lone whimper for help.

    The vomiting started as a series of coughs, significantly increasing into bouts of nausea which finally ended in a violent throw-up of fluids. A considerable amount of salt water, along with the mixed contents of cereal and bread I had for my early morning breakfast, got flushed off through my mouth and nose. Finally, after what felt like an unstoppable struggle, I felt my body relax and resume its normal breathing as soon as the violent throw-up ended.

    I knew that this was going to be the last sunrise I would ever be seeing in my life and watched in awe, for the first time, as the sun’s upper limb broke the horizon, peeking himself from the depths of the seas as he made his journey back onto the skies to illuminate the earth in his selfless light. Moments later, the sun broke himself free from the horizon’s band and climbed out from the water, breaking free from the long swim he might have had enjoyed overnight.

    The crimson colored sky was slowly turning into one of light orange, which within moments, turned progressively into a lighter shade that mixed with the blueness of the ocean surrounding me. If only it were for some other time, I would have had watched the curtain of sky lining my sight of view with glee rather than the complete fright and regret I was having now. The change in color of the dark water of the sea into a more translucent blue slowly struck out the vastness of my plight into my terrified eyes.

    Out of despair I tried to close my eyes, trying to remember about home…………….

    Our ride lasted for nearly a quarter of an hour and, when we finally reached the fields, the whole group was awestruck on seeing her seated behind me. Though all we stayed was for less than half an hour in the group’s company, Jennifer seemed to enjoy the time she spent with me. Leaving her outside her home, that night, I enjoyed the first kiss of love in my life.

    “Take it as a yes from me for the morning.” she added as she walked back into her house.

    Happenings of that night mysteriously altered the course of life for me.

    It marked the start of my first relation with a girl, a relation that lasted till the evening of prom. Like it’s said to happen in love, I was living each day as a new page of my life. I started waking up each morning, more to see her brunette haired plush lipped face complete with a nose pierce and two pearl ringed ear lobes than to get complicated with other issues in life.

    The shivering had finally ended and the new cause of concern for me was in keeping my head above the increasingly high swell. I was too much involved in the struggle to lie afloat that, when I felt a slight contact on the inside of my thigh, my panicked mind failed to register it. The rubs kept repeating, increasing in frequency, and finally I was woken up from my thoughts. Though my first fears were for sharks, the failure to see a dorsal fin breaking the water’s surface gave me an unexplainable sense of relief.

    I placed my head under the water’s surface to take a look at what was rubbing itself against my body.

    One of the most beautiful sights of a light blue column of immensely deep water, surrounding me, embedding me in a seemingly moving curtain, mesmerized my anxious eyes in the beauty of its plain simplicity. Breaking the curtain of blue was the sight of a silvery white form, which felt more like a piece of silver foil dazzling in the depths.

    On careful repeated underwater stares, I finally made out the shape of a fish, around half a meter long, circling itself around me. To my horror, I made out the awful truth that the fish was the one which was rubbing against my body. The only reason for it to maintain a distance from me was the methodical threading of my limbs in an effort to stay afloat.

    Staring out into the heaven, looming high above me, I prayed to god for putting me out of my misery as quickly as he could.

    Here I was, lying isolated, growing weaker by the second, in an immense column of water, trying to gather enough strength to fight back any chance of drowning when, to add to my utter misery, an enormous fish of unknown type kept circling me in its full hearted effort to peck at my flesh. This was the first time I was experiencing death up-close and, all I could do to keep it at bay was the super-human effort of trying to stay afloat; like an ant fallen into a pond. At least the ant would have something to hold on to but, for me, all I could believe in was a thought for rescue.

    One which was growing meaner by the second!

    Catherine; as from her own Journals:

    Every girl lives with a dream-

    A dream to love a boy, marry him, enjoy a full happening life with him and finally, when the time comes, die lying in his arms, the knowledge of having at least some one worthy enough to shed a tear, providing her with an unknown satisfaction.

    Lucky are the few who get the sequence right and foolish are the most, who in their own unforgiving ways of life, makes a mess of what were in offer.

    Alas, there lies a third- ones like me…..

  • Kindred Killers by Gary Starta @scifiauthorGary

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    Homicide Detective Stanford Carter uses Zen meditation to deal with the gruesome crimes of humanity. But his composure is severely tested when an unfaithful husband and stripper are not only murdered but showcased for their immoral lives. To test his mettle further, department policy is jeopardizing his romance with his CSI colleague Jill Seacrest. Marrying colleagues is prohibited and Carter must either end his romance or have Jill put in for transfer. The private detective hired by the family of the victims becomes the only suspect. Carter theorizes someone with knowledge in law enforcement is responsible for leaving clean but disturbing crime scenes. Further investigation leads him to believe a pair of killers might be working as serials. As Jill goes undercover to investigate the PI’s social life, Carter fears he might not only fail to stop the vigilante killings but lose the love of his life.

  • Myopic by Gary Starta @scifiauthorGary

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    When aliens contact suspense author Wilfred Diamond demanding he spread a message to his fellow humans to go green – or else-he confides in his new love interest, EPA scientist Sonja Hoffs. Learning a technology is available which would cure the earth’s pollution woes, Diamond urges Hoffs to help him bring it to the light of day. But there are many who want the technology to remain in the dark and these people are just as dangerous as any alien invader. Knowing the risks, Hoffs lets her heart-and not her brain-guide her to take the plunge into not only a new romance but the perilous waters of political conspiracy.