FRY (The McBride Vendetta Psychological Thrillers Book 1) by Lorna Dounaeva

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‘A Breakneck Roller Coaster Ride’

She acts like she’s your new best friend, but is she really a deadly enemy?
When Isabel Anderson nearly runs over mysterious Alicia McBride, she is ridden with guilt. She helps Alicia get a job at the supermarket where she works, and soon, Alicia is acting like her new best friend. But then strange fires start to break out all over the small seaside town of Queensbeach, including at the caravan park where Alicia is staying. Isabel suspects Alicia knows more than she’s letting on and grows increasingly nervous when her friend Deacon invites Alicia to stay with him. But it’s Isabel the police suspect.

Determined to confront Alicia, Isabel bursts into her room and sees the word ‘FRY’ branded across her back in capital letters. From then on, she sees the word “FRY’ everywhere she goes: in graffiti, on toilet walls, even on car registration plates. Then her beloved cat, Fluffy, disappears and Isabel is convinced Alicia is behind it. She puts up posters all over her neighbourhood, but as fast as she puts them up, someone takes them down. Soon, a whole spate of fires is breaking out and Isabel must stay one step ahead of the flames and the police. In order to survive, she must question her own innocence, her sanity and the very fabric of her morality. Can she win back Deacon? And will she ever find Fluffy?

FRY is a very British fast-paced psychological thriller.

The Characters
Red-haired Isabel Anderson lives on a diet of tea and takeaways. She’s a junior manager at her local supermarket but she lacks ambition and her greatest passion in life is for shopping. She drinks too much, smokes too much and spends too much. She is also fiercely independent and lives alone with only her cat, Fluffy for company.

Deacon Frost is a good-natured but slightly opinionated doctor. He is well-built and used to work as a bouncer. He now lives in a beautiful beach house overlooking the sea. He ought to have everything, but he’s been single for many years.

Alicia McBride is new in town and dresses like a bedraggled orphan. She has an aura of wide-eyed innocence, but does something darker lurk beneath? What brings her to Queensbeach? And why now?

The Setting
Queensbeach is a fictional English seaside town, out of season. With all the tourists gone for winter, it feels a bit like a ghost town. The sky is almost permanently grey, making it the perfect setting for a chilling psychological thriller.

The style
FRY is a psychological thriller written in a conversational British style. If you like female led crime thrillers, then this is book is for you. It has romance, but there is also an intriguing mystery that will keep you guessing right up until the very last page.

Top of the free kindle download charts
At its launch, FRY was number one for free English language psychological thrillers on both Amazon Canada and Amazon Germany.

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Author: Lorna Dounaeva

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
377 reviews

Flowers Vs. Zombies: Genesis: A Zombie Apocalypse Survival Series by Perrin Briar

A shipwreck; a deserted island; a horde of zombies; a single family fighting to survive.Trapped aboard a ferry destined for their new life in the Philippines, the Flowers learn of a virus sweeping across the planet, turning people into flesh-crazed zombies. Early symptoms include a hacking cough, shortness of breath, and deathly pale skin. The exact same symptoms as a fellow passenger on board…HERE’S WHAT READERS HAVE TO SAY:”One of the best post apocalyptic books for kindle available right now. Get your copy now, so you can say you were one of the first.” “One of the best new dystopian books for young adults!” “I was beginning to get bored of zombie apocalypse books for adults until I came across this series.” “If you’re a fan of post apocalyptic fiction ebooks, you’rein the right place.” “I’ve read a lot of post apocalyptic dystopian books and I have to say, Z-Minus has brought something completelynew and fresh to the genre.” “Check out this zombie apocalypse book 1. It’ll leave you gasping for more.” “Top of my list of dystopian books. One of the best young adult dystopian books I’ve come across.” “I’m always on the lookout for new post apocalyptic fiction.What a gem!” “One of my favorite zombie apoclaypse books series. Grab the box sets and get it even cheaper!” “This is not an all-out zombie apocalypse horror. It’s much more than that. Touching, thrilling, and joyous … Though it does throw in a jolly good scare now and then!” “Short dystopian books are my fave.” (From Jordan, 6.)

Author: Perrin Briar

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
250 reviews

To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart: A Historical Regency Romance (A Waltz with a Rogue Book 4) by Collette Cameron

InD’tale Magazine’s Crown of Excellence Recipient.Could you give up what you’re most passionate about forever?To Tame a Scoundrel’s HeartShe had her whole life planned. Katrina Needham intended to marry her beloved major and live happily-ever-after. Until he’s seen with another woman. Distraught, and needing a distraction, she agrees to assist the rugged, and dangerously handsome privateer, The Saint of the Sea, find a wife.He loves everything about being a sea captain. When Dominic St. Monté unexpectedly inherits a dukedom and the care of his young sisters, he reluctantly decides he must marry. Afterward, he can return to the sea-faring life he craves and leave his duchess to oversee his dukedom.Nic enlists a family friend’s help in finding an acceptable bride and soon realizes Katrina possesses every characteristic he seeks in a duchess. However, he cannot ask for her hand. Not only is she promised to another, a man still determined to make her his, she has absolutely no interest in becoming a privateer’s wife. Can Nic and Katrina relinquish their carefully planned futures and trust love to guide them?Caution: This humorous historical Regency romance contains a scoundrel turned respectable duke, a precocious heroine whose tendency to say whatever scandalous thing that pops into her head lands her in scrapes, a spoiled feline with an attitude, and a sweet, meddling elderly aunt. Buy this 4th installment in the Waltz with a Rogue historical Regency romance novella series for a rousing, emotional, and romantic adventure you can’t put down.A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE NOVELLA SERIESA Kiss for Miss Kingsley (Book 1)Bride of Falcon (Book 2)Her Scandalous Wish (Book 3)To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart (Book 4)

Author: Collette Cameron

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
109 reviews

Joe Coffin Season One Episode One (A Vampire Suspense and British Gangster Series Book 1) by Ken Preston

Get ready. Joe Coffin is on his way. And he’s mad as hell.

Joe Coffin is fresh out of jail, but going straight is the last thing on his mind. The sickos who murdered his wife and child are still out there, and he’s going to get revenge.
The problem is, Joe Coffin is in much deeper than he realizes, and his wife might not be as dead as he believes.

Violent, gory, profane and explicit, Joe Coffin is for mature readers only.

Praise for Joe Coffin
A fast paced, gripping, story line makes this book a real page turner.

This was genuinely the best read I’ve had in a long time and I cannot wait for more from Joe Coffin!

There’s so much crap out there that it’s sometimes difficult to find the diamonds in the muck. Ken Preston’s Joe Coffin shines bright and bloody, and I’m glad to recommend it.

Written in serial form, there are four episodes in Season One, each available individually or as a complete set at a significant price saving.

Author: Ken Preston

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
27 reviews

Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story) by Lance Morcan and James Morcan

INTO THE AMERICAS (A novel based on a true story) is a gritty, real-life adventure based on one of history’s greatest survival stories. It was inspired by the diary entries of young English blacksmith John Jewitt during his time aboard the brigantine The Boston and also during his sojourn at Nootka Sound, on North America’s western seaboard, from 1802 to 1805.

Written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The World Duology and The Orphan Trilogy), INTO THE AMERICAS is a tale of two vastly different cultures – Indigenous North American and European civilization – colliding head on. It is also a Romeo and Juliet story set in the wilderness.

Nineteen year-old blacksmith John Jewitt is one of only two survivors after his crewmates clash with the fierce Mowachaht tribe in the Pacific Northwest. A life of slavery awaits John and his fellow survivor, a belligerent American sailmaker, in a village ruled by the iron fist of Maquina, the all-powerful chief. Desperate to taste freedom again, they make several doomed escape attempts over mountains and sea. Only their value to the tribe and John’s relationship with Maquina prevents their captors from killing them.

As the seasons pass, John ‘goes Indian’ after falling in love with Eu-stochee, a beautiful maiden. This further alienates him from his fellow captive whose defiance leads to violent consequences. In the bloodshed that follows, John discovers another side to himself – a side he never knew existed and a side he detests. His desire to be reunited with the family and friends he left behind returns even stronger than before.

The stakes rise when John learns Eu-stochee is pregnant. When a final opportunity to escape arises, he must choose between returning to civilization or staying with Eu-stochee and their newborn son.

INTO THE AMERICAS has been adapted to a feature film screenplay and is in early development with Morcan Motion Pictures.

Author: Lance Morcan and James Morcan

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
180 reviews

The Piano Girl – Part 1: She plays from memory. Her memories. (Counterfeit Princess Series) by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.
The day after her sixteenth birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she’s been given away in marriage to a man she’s never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia’s protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer’s daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano. This is Part One of a two-part series. In 2016, the Counterfeit Princess series will continue with Alia’s sister, Wren.

Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
279 reviews

The Alpha Plague: A Post-Apocalyptic Action Thriller by Michael Robertson

Rhys is an average guy who works an average job in Summit City—a purpose built government complex on the outskirts of London.

The Alpha Tower stands in the centre of the city. An enigma, nobody knows what happens behind its dark glass.

Rhys is about to find out.

At ground zero and with chaos spilling out into the street, Rhys has the slightest of head starts. If he can remain ahead of the pandemonium, then maybe he can get to his loved ones before the plague does.

The Alpha Plague is a post-apocalyptic survival thriller.

Author: Michael Robertson

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
377 reviews

Through Streets Broad and Narrow (Ivy Rose Series Book 1) by Gemma Jackson

On New Year’s Day 1925 Ivy Rose Murphy awakes to find her world changed forever. Her irresponsible Da is dead. She is grief-stricken and alone – but for the first time in her life free to please herself.

After her mother deserted the family, Ivy became the sole provider for her da and three brothers. Pushing a pram around the well-to-do areas of Dublin every day, she begged for the discards of the wealthy which she then turned into items she could sell around Dublin’s markets.

As she visits the morgue to pay her respects to her Da, a chance meeting introduces Ivy to a new world of money and privilege, her mother’s world. Ivy is suddenly a woman on a mission to improve herself and her lot in life.

Jem Ryan is the owner of a livery near Ivy’s tenement. When an accident occurs in one of his carriages, leaving a young girl homeless, it is Ivy he turns to. With Jem and the people she meets in her travels around Dublin, Ivy begins to break out of the property-ridden world that is all she has ever known.

Through Streets Broad and Narrow is a story of strength and determination in the unrelenting world that was Dublin tenement life.

Author: Gemma Jackson

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
717 reviews

Saving Saffron Sweeting by Pauline Wiles

Grace Palmer’s British friends all think she’s living the American Dream. But her design business is floundering and when she discovers her husband is cheating with her best client, she panics and flees home to England.

The tranquil village of Saffron Sweeting appears to be a good place for Grace to lick her wounds, but the community is battling its own changes. Reluctantly, Grace finds herself helping her new neighbours as they struggle to adjust and save their businesses. However, not everyone has the same opinion on what’s good for the village. The charismatic new man in her life may have one speculative eye on Grace, but the other is firmly on profit. How will she navigate the tricky path between her home and her happiness?

With gentle humour and generous helpings of British tea and cake, Saving Saffron Sweeting explores one woman’s need to define herself through her career and community, before she can figure out who should be by her side.

Author: Pauline Wiles

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
244 reviews