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The Pits
Kramer and Shadow Book 1
by Greg Smith
Genre: Crime Mystery, Action, Thriller

THE PITS, a contemporary crime novel, tells the story of Captain Kramer,

USMC, a compassionate, intelligent man, who rescues a pup from the

scene of a car bombing while on deployment to Afghanistan. The pup is

named Shadow, and accompanies Kramer back to Oceanside, California.

They commit themselves to a campaign which has them fighting for

their lives during an FBI operation to bring down a crime boss based

in Florida.

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You Can Run
Kramer and Shadow Book 2

Captain Kramer, USMC, and his faithful four-footer partner, Sgt. Shadow,

USMC, both survive their first operation assisting the FBI in

bringing down the empire of a major crime boss in America. But more

is in store for the two Marines in yet another FBI operation to tie

up loose ends from the previous op. This time the action is more

intense and proves too costly for the Marines.

Lex Talionis

(An Eye For an Eye)

Kramer and Shadow Book 3

A woman out for revenge. America took her husband. America will pay

10,000 fold!

Only Kramer and his Anatolian Shepherd, Shadow, stand in her way. But

will they be enough to stop her?

The advent of retirement opened a whole new world to me and now that it

has come to pass, I am turning my artistic bent from graphic design

and illustration to that of writing.

To date I have published three books, KILLING SOFTLY (an erotic mystery

thriller), and begun an action crime series centered on two

characters, Captain Kramer, USMC and his Anatolian Shepherd dog, Sgt.

Shadow, USMC. Book One of the series is THE PITS, Book Two is YOU CAN

RUN, and at the time of this bibliography rewrite, I am working on

Book Three, LEX TALIONIS.

The Kramer and Shadow series is an action, adventure, crime thriller

series that encompasses the world and has our two Marines fighting

hard against organized crime at many levels – but always involving

do-or-die confrontations.

My hope is to establish a fan base for my writing so that my readers can

have an active role in helping me grow and develop as an author in

the years to come. I invite you to join me in this adventure.

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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.

 

This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from

Rebel Belle

by Rachel Hawkins

Rebel Belle

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Genre: YA Fantasy

My 56 from the paperback.

First of all, I had gotten totally screwed on the “origin story” front. All superheroes have origin stories, like how Bruce Wayne’s parents get killed and he goes to Tibet or whatever, and Superman is an alien, and Spider-Man had that radioactive spider? Me? I kissed a janitor in the school bathroom.

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Read on if you want to know more.

Synopsis

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts. Just when life can’t get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she’s charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper’s least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him–and discovers that David’s own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.
With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y’all beg for more.

AMAZON

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I won all three books in this series. How lucky am I!

I figured these would be fun, and living in the south, I’m always looking for stories that take place in my neck of the woods.

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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.

 

This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from

Assassin’s Heart

by Sarah Ahiers

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Genre: Fantasy

My 56 from the hard cover.

Last night Val had dangled the key before me. And then hours later my Family was dead.

I wrapped my arms around my stomach, trying to calm my twisting gut. Answers could come later. I lived.

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Read on if you want to know more.

Synopsis

In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.

Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

AMAZON

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I won this book some time ago and it’s finally at the top of my TBR reading list. Hope it’s as good as it sounds!

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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.

 

This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from

West Of Dead

A Nathaniel Caine Adventure #1

by  Eric Bahle

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Genre: Western Horror/Zombies

From 56% in the eBook.

Lucas dashed to the rear door and opened it a crack. When he saw the stage blocking the way, he threw the door wide and opened the coach. There was a hollow-eyed face in the opposite window, and Lucas put a bullet hole through the middle of it before climbing in the stage.

It’s bad enough to face a zombie hoard in an automobile. Can you imagine how bad it would be in a stagecoach pulled by horses. If the zombies get to the horses, you won’t be going anywhere. And there are no windows or sturdy doors to keep the hungry zombies out!

Read on if you want to know more.

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Synopsis

Fans of Joe R. Lansdale, Robert Davis, and Adam Millard will love this fast paced tale of the Weird West.

What good is a six-shooter against a horde of the undead?

Nathaniel Caine wants to forget the War and see the frontier, and a trip by stagecoach seems like the perfect way. When the stage pulls into a deserted way station with obvious signs of violence, but a disturbing lack of bodies, he suspects things are going bad. Things go from bad to worse when the passengers fall under attack by people that should be dead, and Caine must call on old skills just to survive. He’ll also need the help of a fellow passenger who knows more than he’s telling if the restless dead are to be put back in the ground.

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The cover above is the one I have. Here’s the one on Amazon. Which do you like better?

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Deep

Chicago Underground #7

by Skye Warren

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

Dark. Powerful. Dangerous.

Philip Murphy has all of Chicago under his thumb. Except me.

We met in a perfect storm of violence and lust. He saved me and then disappeared from my life.

Now I pretend I never knew that kind of darkness. I focus on midterms and campus parties, as if

they can wipe the slate clean.

Then he turns up outside my dorm room–wounded and barely conscious. He’s the head of a

criminal empire, a powerful man, but he needs me now. There are traitors in his midst.

I can help him, but I can’t fall for him.

Not again.

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Enjoy the Excerpt

The sound came again, louder. A shiver ran through me. It was coming from outside the room,

but not from either side. It was coming from the door.

I crept over and looked out the peephole. An empty hallway bulged in the distorted lens.

Now I was doubting myself. Had I actually heard something? Maybe it had come from the dorm

room across the hall. When I first moved here, it had been shortly after my “ordeal,” as my

adoptive mother called it. I had jumped at every sound, both real and imagined, more

traumatized by my brush with danger than I’d wanted to admit.

My gaze snapped to my phone.

I could call my adoptive mother right now, but I knew she wouldn’t want to be bothered. I could

call the building management, but I knew what would happen. The same thing that had

happened last time I called them. They’d send my floor advisor to check on me. If there was

anything scary in this hallway, she’d have to face it first.

And if there wasn’t anything scary, if it was my imagination again, the PTSD I didn’t want to

acknowledge, well then everyone would know how fucked up I was inside.

No, I had to be overreacting. This was nothing. There was no one in the hallway. And even if

there was, it would be some drunk guy, passed out on the wrong floor.

I’m a normal college student, I reminded myself. I’m not afraid of anything.

Both of those things were lies, I was neither normal nor brave, but at least I could send a drunk

frat boy on his way.

I opened the door a crack. Nothing.

Relief filled me, and I opened the door wider.

A body slid inside, slumped over without the door to support him. A short scream escaped me

before I caught myself.

He was wearing a three-piece suit stained with blood, his expression slack, eyes glassy with

pain and delirium. Philip.

Oh God, he was hurt. Really badly hurt if he couldn’t stand up. Horribly hurt if he’d ever have

come to me of all people. I didn’t have time to process the shock of it, of seeing him again. I had

to get him out of sight. If he’d been injured like this, someone was after him. Someone would

want to finish the job.

“Come inside,” I whispered urgently, pulling his arm.

All that earned me was a weak groan.

Panic beat in my chest. Was he losing consciousness? Was he dying?

I managed to sling his heavy arm over my shoulders, staggering under even that much weight.

Christ. Awake he was pure packed power. Half-conscious and injured, he was like a pile of steel

bars—unmovable and unwieldy.

“I’ll never forgive you if you die on my doorstep,” I said.

Something like a grunt escaped him—it might have been a laugh. Either way, he surged up,

tapping into some deep well of energy or survival instinct. His effort and all my strength pushed

us through the doorway and into my dorm room. It had seemed small before. Now it seemed

tiny as we bumped into walls and staggered to the bed.

I wanted to lay him down gently, careful with his wounds, but in the end we both fell under his

weight, tangled on the bed in a heap of exhausted limbs. With a coarse shove I managed to get

him on his back so I could shut the door.

The hallway was just as empty as when I’d found him. There was a little smear of blood on the

doorjamb. It turned a mottled brown when I wiped it with my shirt.

That would have to be good enough for now.

I just hoped no one had followed him. I just hoped no one found him.

And I really hoped no one found me.

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Author Skye Warren

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust

and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in

Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes

her home in Texas with her loving family, four dogs, and one evil cat.

Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

Links for DEEP

Amazon / iBooks / Nook / Kobo / Google Play / All Romance

And you can purchase Deep in PRINT… Amazon

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I’ve read books in a couple different series by Lauren Carr and always loved her characters, human and furred. I’m hapy to share my review of her newest release in the Mac Faraday Mystery Series.

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Cancelled Vows

by Lauren Carr

Cancelled Vows

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My Review

So here we are again. Back with the gang. And another wedding is looming.  Only one problem. The groom just found out he’s still married to his first wife. Oops.

I’ve read several books in this series and, since I’ve missed one here or there, I can’t share too much about the events going on without spoiling the other books for you.

All of my favorite characters make appearances. Some are brief cameos. One in particular, a bad/good assassin, was a nice surprise.

And the pets are back too. These characters view their furry companions as members of the family. Even the giant tarantula. Gnarly, a German Shepherd, has a prominent role in this book. He’s such a rascal. You don’t dare turn your back on a morsel, or it’ll magically disappear and Gnarly will be looking at you with innocent eyes and a wagging tail.

Lots of hopping back and forth from one side of the country to the other keeps the action escalated and solving the mystery elusive.

And you’ll love the ending. I’m still grinning.

Even though I’ve jumped around in this series and missed some books, it was easy to jump back in as each book has different mysteries and characters to focus on. There’s also a list of the characters with a short bio in the beginning of the book to refresh your memory.

Another page turner in the series. And I’ll be ready for the next one.

5 Stars

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Book Synopsis

Police Chief David O’Callaghan and Chelsea Adams’ wedding day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, at the last minute, David discovers that there is one small problem to be taken care of before he can tie the knot—divorce his first wife!

Lauren Carr takes fans of the Mac Faraday mysteries to the Big Apple in this nail biting adventure. In Cancelled Vows, David, Mac, and Gnarly, too, rush to New York City to dissolve David’s marriage to an old girlfriend—and he’s got five days to get it done. When murder throws up a road block, it is up to David’s best man, Mac Faraday, and Gnarly, K9-in-waiting, to sort through the clues to get David to the church in time!

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Author Lauren Carr

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Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday and Lovers in Crime Mysteries and the Thorny Rose Mysteries. Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real live Gnarly!) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~   Facebook

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Major Crimes
by Michele Lynn Seigfried

The Jersey Shore Mystery Series is a wonderful whodunit series to read. Each book in the series has enough witty humor, mystery, suspense, and romance that easily draws the reader into Chelsey’s latest madcap investigation adventure.
~Jersey Girl Book Reviews

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Major Crimes
(Jersey Shore Mystery Series)

4th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Horseshoe Bay Publishing (January 26, 2016)
Print Length: 220 pages
ASIN: B017GG55FU

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My Review

While this is the fourth book in the series, it was easy for me to jump in. Had no trouble following events and this could easily be read as a stand alone.

 Falsely accused of a crime, Detective Bryce Kelly turns to the only one he can trust, Chelsey Alton. Her connections as a P.I. could be useful, or so he tells himself when his visit has them both on the run from the law. There could be an ulterior motive as the sparks ignite between them.

Now the heat is on, in more ways than one, to keep one step ahead of jail and one step closer to finding the real killer.

Chelsey is a hoot. She’s very impulsive, and acts without thinking things through. I began to believe her doubts about private investigating being her thing.  She made some mistakes with humorous outcomes.

Bryce put her in a bad position when he sought her out for help. Once the panic subsided and they came to their senses, things got sorted out and they started working the case.

The chemistry between these two was strong. It was fun to read their thoughts about each other. Especially when they should have been concentrating on more important things. Things like finding the murderer and staying off the most wanted list.

Told from his and her points of view, their individual voices weren’t all that different, and I sometimes had to read more to clarify which character was which. After a bit, I began to recognize them and the story got stronger and more rounded.

The mystery was good. I couldn’t make heads or tails on who the real culprit was. And the numerous secondary characters provided plenty of suspects and made the story more colorful. There are a couple that almost stole the show.

This is a gritty cozy mystery with some romance and lots of laughs, and that’s always a good thing. There were some scenes where I burst out laughing. Like the time Chelsey hid in the trunk of a car, or the time…well, darn it, can’t tell you everything.

I’m glad I was able to enjoy this without having read the other books first, but I had such fun I’m going to go back and start at the beginning.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Buckle up for hours of laughter, romance, and excitement with this Jersey Shore Mystery. When handsome detective, Bryce Kelly, is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he finds himself on the run and in hiding. Can amateur sleuth, Chelsey Alton, and a few quirky friends help him find the real killer and prove his innocence before it’s too late? If you love mysteries, don’t miss this humorous whodunit!

Author Michele Lynn Seigfried

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Michele Lynn Seigfried is the author of humorous, cozy mystery novels and a children’s picture book author/illustrator.

Michele was born and raised in New Jersey. In her mystery novels, she draws from her personal expertise in the area of municipal government, in which she has served for over 17 years in two different municipalities.

She holds a B.A. in communication from the College of New Jersey with a minor in art. She obtained the Master Municipal Clerk certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in 2010. She also holds the Registered Municipal Clerk certification and Certified Municipal Registrar Certifications from the State of New Jersey.

In combining her love of writing with art, Michele began writing and illustrating children’s picture books in 2013.  She has won several awards for her novels.

Author Links:

Website:  www.michelelynnseigfried.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MicheleLynnSeigfried
Twitter: www.twitter.com/micheleseig
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Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/MicheleSeig
Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/micheleseig
Email: MicheleSeigfried@gmail.com
Google+: www.google.com/+MicheleLynnSeigfried
Tsu: https://www.tsu.co/micheleseigfried

 

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