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One of those rare breeds, Amber Kallyn is an Arizona native who can trace her family's history through six generations in the state. She lives with her family. Included in the menagerie are many cats (though there's always room for more).

Amber loves the paranormal, from dragons to werewolves to vampires. She's currently at work on her next book, probably running around the house acting out a fight scene with her collection of swords and daggers. Or maybe, wishing she had claws to practice the other fight scenes.

A voracious lover of the written word, Amber found at an early age that she could read fast. Really fast. She devours novels by the day, novellas by the hour, and is always looking to get her hands on more.

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USA Today bestseller Elana Johnson writes adult contemporary beach romance. She is the author of over 130 books across two names, and there's nothing better than sun, sand, and swoon-worthy kisses! (Unless it's a sweet-and-sexy cowboy - read those under her pen name of Liz Isaacson.)

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Troy Lambert is a suspense thriller author, and his work includes Broken Bones, a collection of his short stories, Redemption, Temptation, and Confession, all part of the Samuel Elijah Johnson series. He also co-authored the horror-thriller Satanarium, co-authored with Poppet and published by Wild Wolf Publishing, Stray Ally published by Tirgearr Publishing and an erotic thriller novella, One Night in Boise, part of the "City Nights" series also by Tirgearr Publishing. He also has a couple of shorts in the Ridge Falls Series, Typewriter Repair Shop and Into the Darkness, another collection written with Marlie Harris.

Mr. Lambert began his writing life at a young age, penning the as yet unpublished George and the Giant Castle at age six. He grew up in southern Idaho, and after many adventures, Troy returned to Boise, Idaho where he works as a freelance writer, analyst, and editor and owns his own company, Unbound Media.

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Humorous and Heartwarming Women's Fiction

Holly Kerr grew up as a country girl but now calls Toronto home. After 'retiring' from her job to raise her three kids, Holly jumped into writing very quietly while her kids took very long, enforced naps. Now the author of eleven books, ranging from action-packed Chick Lit, fun rom-com/mom-com, and sister-saga woman's fiction, she has even tried her hand at writing middle-grade dragon tales for her kids. Holly stays awake with countless cups of tea, the occasional Pepsi, before-dinner wine, and a weekly dirty martini.

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Enthralling Romantic Mysteries

Lynn is the author of over twenty romantic suspense and mystery novels. A native of Louisiana, most of her books are set in her home state. NIGHT MAGIC was recognized for Excellence in Romance Fiction by Romantic Times Magazine. Her novel,  After All, was adapted for a television movie by Black Entertainment Television (BET). Lynn has been nominated several times for awards, and in 2006 won three Emma Awards for Kiss Lonely Goodbye as part of the Romance Slam Jam conference. Her latest novels are

Devil's Swamp and Die Trying. She also the author of the Triple Trouble cozy mystery series featuring three unlikely female sleuths and ten romantic suspense novels. Go to www.lynnemery.com to see all of Lynn's books and read her blog. Get a free mystery short story when you sign up for Lynn's mailing list https://www.subscribepage.com/s1y8j8
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A Darker Shade of Midnight (Book 1)
Between Dusk and Dawn (Book 2)
Only By Moonlight (Book 3)
Into the Mist (Book 4)
Third Sight Into Darkness (Book 5)
Devil's Swamp (Book 6)

What reviewers have had to say about Lynn's books:

"Beginning with the cover, this book is superbly written and rendered. It's beautiful and the storyline is enthralling." Francine Craft (A Darker Shade of Midnight)
"A superb storyteller." Greg Langley, The Advocate (Sweet Mystery)

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A Nautical Murder Mystery Series

Charles J Thayer, a retired bank financial executive and corporate board member, has published numerous professional articles and books that provide practical guidance to bank executives and board members.

Charles now combines his years of financial experience with his personal travels to write a new financial thriller series; The Paradox Murder Mysteries, featuring Steve Wilson, a financial investigator. Steve's specialty is solving financial crimes and, in each 'stand-alone' story, his suspicions and curiosity about events related to an 'accidental' death places his life in danger.

Charles and his wife, Molly, and their rescue dog, Scupper, enjoy cruising in the Bahamas and along the East Coast from Florida to Maine aboard their Duffy 37, a Maine built lobster boat with a custom interior.

Charles enjoyed a fifty-year career in the banking industry having served as an executive officer and as a board member of several banking institutions.

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SciFi Series of Gods Meddling With Humans

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After working for several years as a professor in Brazil, C. Hofsetz moved to the United States and changed careers. Currently, he is a Software Engineer Manager by day, and a writer by night.

Software engineering and computers have been his passion since he was a teenager, but he's been reading novels for longer than writing code. One day, he couldn't help it anymore. He wrote the first chapter of a book. How bad could it be? But things escalated quickly. Next thing he knew, he was writing yet another chapter, and then the next. He tried to hide it, but his family knew he was up to something.

When they figured out what he was doing, it was too late--he accidentally had written a whole book.

The result of this journey is Challenges of The Gods, a story about a fantastic world of gods meddling with humans.

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Four Mysteries from Judy Moore

Judy Moore is the author of the popular thriller, The Mother-in-Law, as well as four mystery novels: Somebody in the Neighborhood, Murder in Vail, Murder at the Country Club and most recently, A Book Signing To Die For. She has also written numerous novellas, including the Christmas anthology "Christmas Interrupted," which contains three novellas: "Airport Christmas," "The Holiday House Sitter," and "The Hitchhiker on Christmas Eve."

She has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Florida and worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine feature writer, and publications editor for several years. A former tennis pro, Ms. Moore's writing background also includes sports writing, and athletes from various sports are sprinkled throughout some of her novels. A lifelong resident of Florida, she currently resides in Vero Beach.

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Witch's Familiars Cozy Mystery Series

Nobody really cares that Sam Cheever is a USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author. Nobody cares that she's written a whole ton of fun and snappy books. Let's face it, the most interesting thing about Sam is the fact that she's a dogaholic. Yeah, there's no Dogaholic's Anonymous chapter that can help her. Believe me, she's looked. So Sam deals with her problem the best way she knows how. She digs into the mountains of personal experiences (mostly involving dog poo) to write GREAT dog characters.

Oh, and there are some people in her books too. She's also pretty good at those.

Want to ask Sam about her dogs...erm...books? You can connect with her at one of the following places. Just don't ask her why she has 14 dogs. Nobody in the whole wide world can answer that.

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Native American Historical Romance

Writing under the pen names of Karen Kay and Gen Bailey, Karen is a multi-published author of Native American historical romances. She has been praNised by reviewers and fans alike for bringing the historic American Indian culture to life, and she has been nominated for several different awards. Karen's great-grandmother was Choctaw Indian, and because of this, she is honored to be able to write stories that depict the Native American point of view.

All of her books concern the Native American culture, and says Karen, "With the power and passion of romance, I hope to bring about an awareness of the vital forces that helped shape the American Indian culture. There are some things that should never be forgotten."

THE SCOUT:  Traditionally, North American Indian tribes called their scouts wolves.  These scouts were the most trusted individuals within the tribe, belonging to a mysterious medicine society of their own.  Upon their trusted word stood the well-being and safety of the tribe and every member in it.  Even chiefs bowed down to the wisdom of their scouts.  These men were warriors, trackers and trailblazers, but most of all these were men of incredible skill and pride.  This series honors them.

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A Sweet Baking Cozy Mystery Series

Cheryl is a USA Today bestselling author from beautiful Auckland, New Zealand with two alter egos: C.A. Phipps who writes cozy mysteries and sweet romance, and Cheryl Phipps who writes contemporary romance and Women’s Fiction. 

She loves stories filled with feisty heroines, suave heroes, and wonderful small towns, and crafting her own heart-warming tales of strong family ties, mixed in with a little romance, humor, and delicious baking!

The Maple Lane Mysteries are light, cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth.

No swearing, gore or graphic scenes.

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Zinfandel Affair: Romantic Paranormal Mystery (Magic in the Vineyards Book 3)For up-to-date information about D.N. Leo's novels and new releases and up-coming releases, please visit: http://dnleo.com

D.N. Leo is an Australian author. She is known by her fans for The Multiverse Collection, containing series of novels across romantic urban fantasy, supernatural suspense mystery, thriller and action adventure.

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Free Prequel and First Book Free in this Mystery/Thriller Series

J. J. Cagney is the mystery/thriller pen name of USA Today bestselling author Alexa Padgett. Her debut mystery, A Pilgrimage of Death, was named to Kirkus Reviews' 100 Best Books of 2018, 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards winner, and Goodreads Best Mysteries of the 2010s.

Cagney holds a bachelor's in international marketing and spent part of her twenties as the marketing director for an elite sports management firm. And, yes, she did her requisite stint with a dotcom back in the early 2000s, first as a marketing coordinator and then as a content manager. She's penned work for a variety of websites and magazines, and she worked as a literary agent for Irene Webb Literary.

She lives in northern New Mexico with her husband, children, about a million fish, and their Great Pyrenees, Ash. Kirkus Reviews called Cagney's latest mystery, An Artifact of Death, "An exhilarating entry in a thoroughly enjoyable series."

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Suspenseful Serial Killer Thriller Series

Willow Rose is a multi-million-copy best-selling Author and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 70 novels. Her books are sold all over the world.

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. That's why her fans call her The Queen of Scream.

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 all over the world.

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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GAIL DALEY is a self-taught artist and writer with a background in business. An omnivorous reader, she was inspired by her son, also a writer, to finish some of the incomplete novels she had begun over the years. She is heavily involved in local art groups and fills her time reading, writing, painting in acrylics, and spending time with her husband of 40 plus years. Currently her family is owned by two cats, a mischievous kitten called Mab (after the fairy queen of air and darkness) and a Gray Princess named Moonstone. In the past, the family shared their home with many dogs, cats and a Guinea Pig, all of whom have passed over the rainbow bridge. A recent stomach surgery and a bout with breast cancer has slowed her down a little, but she continues to write and paint.

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Michael G. Williams is a native of the Appalachian Mountains and award-winning novelist. He describes his writing as wry horror, strange science fiction, and suburban fantasy: stories told from the perspectives of vampires, unconventional investigators, magicians, and hackers who live in the places so many of us also call home and who retain their sense of humor. More than anything he enjoys telling stories of people who, through terrible trials, find the friends and comrades who form their true families.

Michael is also an avid athlete, activist, gamer, and brother in St. Anthony Hall and Mu Beta Psi. He lives in Durham, NC, with his husband, a variety of animals, and more and better friends than he probably deserves.

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The Withrow Chronicles tells the story of a lonely, reclusive vampire as he finds his people, his place in the world, and something to live for after decades of being undead. As Withrow reconnects to the world of the living, he finds himself facing monsters far and wide who would gladly wipe it out. Punching baddies and hunting monsters is easy for a creature like Withrow. The scary part is having to make friends along the way!

What starts as the story of an inconvenience, and then a crisis, becomes an epic struggle to save the modern world from a terrible fate - without letting it find out that struggle is happening at all. More than that, however, it's also the tale of outcasts and wanderers who find their power - and each other - in the friendships they form in the shadows and hidden corners of society.

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Romantic Women's Fiction from Janet Franks Little

Janet Franks Little is an Ohio native, but has lived the last twenty-five years in South Florida. She is a retired Speech Language Pathologist who is now a full-time writer. She began writing at the age of twelve and published her high school's first literary magazine. She is a member of the Coral Springs Writers' Group and the Florida Writers Association. Several of her quirky short stories have been published in their magazine, The Florida Writer.

She draws upon her own life experiences for the characters and settings of her novels which touch on real-life issues faced by contemporary women. You can get in touch with her at www.janetfrankslittle.com or www.facebook.com/janetfl1

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Intense and Emotional Romantic Suspense

Allison O'Shea has been writing stories, poetry, and plays from a young age, and has always been an avid reader. Her deep love of books led her family to have a "no reading at the table" rule to make sure she would stop reading long enough to participate in the dinner conversation!

In 2017, she self-published her first novel, 'Big Sky Heart', and has added an additional five books since. She writes women's fiction and contemporary romance, focusing on the personal, emotional journeys women encounter on their way towards finding love.

If you're looking for stories with a supernatural twist, you might enjoy the Layna Wood series, beginning with 'Petrified Wood'. This series follows country singer Layna as she balances a career and the interest of a hunky cop, all while discovering and managing powers within herself that she'd never known.

For stories focused on women working through personal struggles on their way towards finding love, you should check out 'A Path Between Dreams', which follows the director of a dog shelter who can't seem to fully escape the nightmares of her past. 'Big Sky Heart' is another emotional story about Emma Ward, a woman trying to find the courage to follow her dreams.

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Can Layna Wood predict the future?

If so, she imagines it's going to be pretty similar to the present: Life as a hardworking office drone by day, and an aspiring country singer by night. She's accepted she might never catch the big break she's dreamed of, or ever 'make it' in Nashville's competitive country music scene.

But when Layna returns home one day and interrupts an intruder ransacking her apartment, there's suddenly more at stake than just her musical career - like her life.

Who was the intruder? What was he looking for? And - more importantly - will he be back?

Layna's scared, but she's not alone. She has her best friend by her side, and a distractingly attractive cop watching her back - but will it be enough?

Because if Layna's got any hope of safeguarding her future, she's going to have to look back into her past; and she might not like what she finds out.

Petrified Wood is the first of the Layna Wood series - tautly written, intense and emotional romantic suspense that fans of Barbara O'Neal, Catherine Bybee, and Tracy Buchanan will instantly embrace.


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Singer/songwriter Layna is adjusting to a new reality.

Until recently, talented musician Layna Wood had been struggling to catch her big break in Nashville's country music scene. Then, everything changed - when she discovered that it wasn't just musical talent that her absent father had gifted her with.

Layna learned that the universe resonates like a guitar string - and she's one of the rare few who can hear its music.

But this isn't a gift she asked for, or wanted - and it's already put her life in danger. Now, Layna's desperate to master her new ability before it gets her into trouble once again.

But what seems like a safe opportunity to explore her talents - solving a small-time robbery at an old-folks home - soon spirals out of control. Layna learns that evil lurks deep within the hearts of the people you'd least expect it to; and sensing somebody else's future could end up jeopardizing her own.

Splintered Wood is the second of the Layna Wood series - a richly emotional tale of romantic suspense that fans of Catherine Bybee, Barbara O'Neal, and Tracy Buchanan won't be able to put down.


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Corey is Layna's partner, her soulmate, and her senser. So, why is she keeping secrets from him?

Aspiring singer/songwriter Layna Wood didn't just inherit musical talent from her absent father - she's also inherited the abilities of a seer; able to connect with and sense the universe at a far deeper level than most.

But as Layna's ability grows, so too does the pressure to keep her talents secret; especially as she gains the ability to sense things even her mentor, Marjory, never warned her about - things like ghosts.

She soon learns that dead men DO tell tales - but how can Layna explain the things she discovers to her lover, Corey? He's a no-nonsense, by-the-book law-officer who most definitely doesn't believe in ghosts.

But the longer Layna keeps her secrets, the more of the truth she uncovers threatens to put her and her family in danger; and soon Layna has to choose between communing with ghosts, or running the risk of becoming one herself.


Drift Wood
 is the third in the Layna Wood series of romantic suspense novels - tautly written, rich and emotional, and sure to be an instant hit with fans of Tracy Buchanan, Catherine Bybee, and Barbara O'Neal.


Young Adult Fantasy Adventure

I was born in Houston, Texas on November 22nd, 1993. I moved to Long Island, New York shortly after turning one. I attended school from 1998 and graduated in 2011. I started writing stories at around six years old. I wrote until the age of ten, when I took a break for six years.

I returned to writing stories at about sixteen years old. Ever since then, I enjoyed writing stories, particularly for children.

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Coming of Age Space Opera

 

Dave Walsh was once the world's foremost kickboxing journalist, if that makes any sense. He's still trying to figure that one out.

The thing is, he always loved writing and fiction was always his first love. He wrote 'Godslayer' in hopes of leaving the world of combat sports behind, which, as you can guess, did not exactly work. That's when a lifelong love of science fiction led him down a different path.

Now he writes science fiction novels about far-off worlds, weird technology and the same damned problems that humanity has always had, just with a different setting.

He does all of this while living in the high desert of Albuquerque and raising twin boys with his wife. He's still not sure which is harder: watching friends get knocked out or raising boys.

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Urban Fantasy with Sexy Alphas

USA Today bestselling author Nadine Travers writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. The maker of the Supernatural Intelligence Agency World. Her world, kick off the unforgettable world with sexy alphas and femme fatale leading woman.

After this year in 2019, she will be adding on to the S.I.A. World featuring a badass warrior witch that doesn't take no for an answer. That new series will be called the Witch Warrior Series.

Nadine lives north of Montreal Quebec Canada with her husband, two kids, and four cats. She has a black belt in karate but she's not the only one for her family has one too. Her top-secret weakness is chocolate, specifically the chocolate covered chocolate truffles.

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