Second Chances A Perfectly Stated Novel

Second Chances by Sky LawleySecond Chances A Perfectly Stated Novel by Sky Lawley
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

A Nephilim hiding out at her diner on New Year’s Eve. A blizzard rages on outside trapping her in with an old flame from her past.

A fallen angel running from his past only to stumble upon the one he lost so many years ago. His only crime was loving the forbidden half breed.

She shouldn’t even exist, and he wasn’t supposed to find her. An eternal love burning hot what will happen when they’re stuck together for the night? Could it be a new year for second chances?

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Escape A Cruisin’ Around Romance

Escape book coverEscape A Cruisin’ Around Romance by Mia Echo
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

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When my step-father’s demands become too much, I buy the first ticket I can on an extended stay cruise in order to avoid his reach.

The days blend as I do my best to build a new life for myself anywhere but under his roof.

When the head of security tries to befriend me, do I have it in me to let someone in?

What happens when he learns the truth about my stay on the ship?

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Class of 95, A New Contemporary Romance

Class of 95 by Laurie OknowskyTitle: Class of ’95 by Laurie Oknowsky
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

What would you do if you got a second chance at true love? When Eunice Rysner meets the sexy Jake Castellano, she already knows he’s going to be trouble. Though she tries to push him away to spare them both a lot of heartache, Jake is persistent. But his vindictive girlfriend and Eu’s nemesis since eighth grade, Geri Thompson, is determined to keep him all to herself-by whatever means necessary.

Even twenty years later, when the three meet up again in Long Island at their high school reunion, Eunice-now a successful novelist-can’t deny the feelings she still has for Jake. As she reacquaints herself with the now-divorced love of her life, she can’t help but wonder if this is finally the time to stand up for herself and give in to true love. But if she does, Geri may just steal everything she’s ever wanted from her yet again.

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About the Author

Photo Laurie OknowskyLaurie Oknowsky had her start as a community author on Wattpad and Inkitt. As her success morphed into something worth trending about, she made the leap into the world of traditional publishing.

Class of ’95 is her debut book being published with Ukiyoto Publishing House. Not only is this a work of fiction, it is also a very personal account of a time of awkward adolescence into the hopeful aspirations of a chaste adult.

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Cynthia Terelst Presents, Get Off Your High Horse

Get off your high horse coverGet off Your High Horse Love Down Under Book 3 by Cynthia Terelst
Genre: Contemporary Royal Romance

Synopsis

When two opposites collide, will their differences ignite a spark or send them into turmoil?

Frankie and Sebastian live totally different lives. Lives that are entwined through polo, the sport of kings.

Frankie’s a country girl, working hard toward her dream of turning the family farm around. She needs to endure one more polo season to make that happen. She has no interest in high society or the rich, arrogant riders she has to deal with, especially Sebastian. Her heart may be softening to his charm, openness and love of working with horses, but her brain won’t be convinced. She looks forward to her summer break on the farm, away from him, until her parents decide to invite Sebastian to stay.

Sebastian descends from royalty. Rich and arrogant come with his family title. But that status is something he’d rather avoid, just like he avoids returning home to a life he doesn’t want. Sebastian sees a freedom in Frankie he wishes he had. Her life is full of love, family and horses; something he can only dream of. And her, he can dream of her. But a dream is all it will be, seeing as Frankie does her best to avoid him.

If only he can convince her to look past his title, and see that his hopes and dreams aren’t so different from hers. Continue reading

The Queen of Emerald Falls

What inspired you to write this book?

Back when I was in grad school in the early 1990’s, I watched General Hospital almost every day, and I was a huge fan of one couple in particular (Kevin & Lucy).  A couple of years ago, when I needed a pair of supporting characters for my novel “Her Brother’s Keeper” to help/cause trouble for the heroine, I created a couple modeled on Kevin and Lucy, and they were a blast to write for.

So, I finally realized they needed a book all their own, and the result is The Queen of Emerald Falls.  It’s the story of how they became a couple, as told after the fact to their daughter on her 21st birthday, so it uses the same story structure as How I Met Your Mother (which I didn’t realize until I was more than halfway through the book!). Continue reading

Thomas Greenbank Presents, Gold! The Kincaid Saga

Gold book coverGold! The Kincaid Saga Book 1 by Thomas Greenbank
Genre: Family Saga, Drama Fiction

Synopsis

Malcolm Kincaid is a self-made man. He is also a ruthless businessman and opportunist. He knows what it takes to build and maintain a business empire, but how far will he be prepared to go to achieve his goals — and what will he sacrifice along the way?

Rachel, Malcolm’s one-time fiancé; his business partner, and the mother of his child, finds herself forced to work with the man she has grown to despise.

Unaware of his true parentage, their son, Lachlan—after first studying for a law degree—advances through the ranks as their company grows into a mammoth corporation, while Rachel does her best to mitigate Malcolm’s increasing influence on him. This task becomes more difficult when Malcolm appoints Lachlan as manager of a new mine.
Lachlan soon has his own set of challenges: A fractious and sometimes domineering wife with a drug dependency, a child of his own, and a conscience that often leads him into direct conflict with his Machiavellian ‘uncle’.

Over the years, Malcolm Kincaid uses, abuses, and dominates associates and family alike, crushing all opposition in his pursuit of wealth and power.
When he allows the pollution of an Aboriginal settlement’s water supply, however, he faces justice of a kind he could never imagine.

GOLD! is a tale of greed, betrayal, family conflict, rape, and murder. It is also, however, a story of love and loyalty — and of how one man’s pride and prejudice can lead to terrible retribution. Continue reading

Freak, Something Real Book 1

Freak book coverFreak Something Real Book 1 by Leslie Georgeson
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Synopsis

Jealousy. Betrayal. Family secrets.

Appearances are everything in my family. We are the Strongs. Fame is our birthright. Music flows through our veins in a continuous harmony. Flaws are unacceptable.

When my parents got a good look at the freak they’d created, I was hidden away, my existence wiped out.

Until they discovered my secret.

Now I had something they wanted.

Taking it from me didn’t faze them. They believed they were entitled.

I was just a boy, unable to fight back.

So I did the only thing I could.

I vanished.

That was nine years ago.

Now they are back, and they want something from me again.

They send the sexy and oh-so-tempting Mia Bennett to persuade me, and I’m helpless to resist her.

Mia seems innocent in my family feud, but is she really?

I can’t be sure.

All I know is she makes me feel alive again. She gives me the courage to just be me. She’s the new inspiration behind my music, my heart’s own melody.

But something dark and twisted lurks close to home, and leaves me questioning who is friend and who is foe.

Now I am forced to make a decision that could well break me.

How far am I willing to go for the woman I love?

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The Way Over the Hill Gang

Late for Love book coverLate For Love The Way Over the Hill Gang Book 5 by M.K. Scott
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Synopsis

The senior sleuths love a good laugh, but this conundrum is no laughing matter. A missing journalist, an African Grey parrot, and a possible mob connection sound like the beginning of a bad joke. Unfortunately, there is no punchline and no one, aside from the seniors, who would dare to take the case on.

Will their first chance to handle a case on their own prove to be way too much for them to handle, and more importantly, could this first be their last?

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Other People’s Crazy

Book cover Other People's CrazyOther People’s Crazy by Gregory Fletcher
Genre: Young Adult

Synopsis

In a high school in suburban Arizona, the biggest kid in his sophomore class is being bullied by the smallest. With no dad, best friend, or girlfriend, Brandon’s life feels like pure hopeless chaos. But thanks to his crazy single mom, a stray dog, a bronco-busting hairdresser, a random left turn, and boomerang karma from the Universe, Brandon has a chance to turn his life in a new direction. Chaos, or Choice? They’re both in the mix of crazy at Mesa Verde High.

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Meet Gerard Collins, author The Hush Sisters

Photo Gerard CollinsGerard Collins is a Newfoundland writer whose first novel, Finton Moon, was nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award and won the Percy Janes First Novel Award. His short-story collection, Moonlight Sketches, won the NL Book Award, and his stories have been published widely in journals and anthologies. He lives in southern New Brunswick.

Tell us about your journey to becoming an author

I’ve always been a voracious reader and someone who likes to write down my thoughts about things. My father was a great storyteller, and I’m sure that influenced me to want to tell stories of my own. I come from a large family but still spent much of my time in solitude, wandering the forests and shorelines around my parents’ house in rural Newfoundland.

While others around me were immersed in the practical, everyday world, I was more of an observer of the everyday. I loved music and stories, and I liked to make things up. I never decided to become a writer, per se. I think I always was one.

In university I wrote my first short stories, and even published one. While I don’t think they were very good, they did provide the basis for my growth as a writer. In fact, one story “The Terror of Finton Moon” later became the leaping-off point for my first published novel, Finton Moon.

It took me a long time to get published, but I never really doubted that being a writer was my fate. I don’t say “destiny” because I already was a writer and was resigned to that fact; being a published author seemed inevitable.

When I finally did publish, I was quite grateful, especially when those two first two books did very well with awards and all that, and I told Donna Francis, the managing editor of the publishing house, that I appreciated her publishing me. She said, “Oh, Gerard, you would’ve published eventually anyway.” I responded, “Yes, but I preferred it wasn’t posthumously.”

What quirky habits do you have?

I’m not all that quirky, unless you count the fact that I like feel of cold floors under my feet in the morning just because it feels so good when I finally give in and put on socks.

When I’m at home, I always drink out of the same coffee mug – a sleek, smooth black mug with a pleasing shape and a velvety red inside – that I bought in Salem, MA a couple of years ago. If I forgot to wash it the day before, I’ll pluck it out of the dishwasher and wash it to use that morning.

My biggest quirk – one which I rarely encounter in anyone else, if ever – is that I thrive from the underdog position. Winning all the time isn’t as much fun for me as falling really far behind and then making a comeback.  In some ways, I have spent my whole life in that position, and it’s really useful to know that no matter how bad things get or how bleak things are, a comeback is inevitable, and it will be all the sweeter for the victory.

Even as a kid, I preferred when my favourite sports teams were losing by a lot, rather than winning. Winning from the get-go makes me nervous. I was a third-period, bottom of the ninth, darkest before dawn kind of guy. Makes sense that one of my favourite albums of all time is The Rising by Bruce Springsteen.

What are some interesting things that have happened to you?

Interesting things are always happening to me, but I do believe we usually create our own best moments, rather than waiting for opportunity to knock. One that stands out is that when I was in my late twenties, there was a radio-sponsored Great Canadian Party happening on Canada Day in St. John’s where I lived. Continue reading