Bed of Thorns (Phoebe Rawlins Mysteries Book 2) by MJ Doherty

Phoebe Rawlins is in a desperate race against time to catch a serial killer in beautiful Queensland, Australia. Phoebe’s colleague is murdered in a macabre message to her as once again she is stalked. Determined to take control of her life, Phoebe confronts her fears in this mystery thriller. The action heightens as Phoebe gets ever closer to Alexandra Russo, an enigmatic new investigator at the detective agency where Phoebe works as a forensic accountant. With the help of her steadfast friends, Phoebe faces political intrigue at the highest levels as unknown forces try to murder her and the people she loves. The horrors of the past rise up to torment Phoebe as she digs deeps within, searching for the strength she needs to confront the ultimate evil. This 90,000-word lesbian mystery novel is the sequel to The Charlton Affair, but can also be read as a stand-alone work.

Author: MJ Doherty

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Anomaly by Jessica Gilliland

Deemed a threat to society by the government’s Anomaly Control Team, Liv was kidnapped, kept under surveillance and her powers were neutralized.When a group of renegades led by her first love, Jason, break her out of government custody, Liv gets a taste of freedom.She’s taken to Hawthorn House, a secret facility that vows to educate and protect those with supernatural abilities. Liv and Jason fall back into their interrupted romance, but life at Hawthorn isn’t as perfect as she’d hoped.Liv’s powers and loyalties are tested. Her struggle to find herself and build a new life is only made harder by her insecurities and her suspicions that Hawthorn isn’t what it seems.

Author: Jessica Gilliland

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Rosie’s Umbrella: New 2017 Edition by Denny Taylor

“She died within seconds of falling. She could see the shadows that went with the echoes of screams from up above, but the patterns of light and the fading sounds were nothing more than that. There was not time to think about them, to name them or to say, ‘There’s lovely’, but that is how she felt in those last moments of her life.”Rosie’s Umbrella is about love and loss, forgetting and remembering, losing one’s self and becoming someone you never knew or imagined being.We meet 14-year-old Rosie Llywelyn in Boston in 1995 at the moment her life is changed forever by a tragedy that occurred in a coalmining village in Wales in 1955.From the very first page the reader experiences the emotional turmoil Rosie feels as she tries to find out what has happened to her Aunt Sarah and why her parents won’t tell her why they have had Sarah committed to a psychiatric unit in a nearby hospital.As Taylor engages the reader in Rosie’s tragic family story of guilt and forgiveness, she falls into her own family history, and the reader falls with her – as she exposes the cruelty of governments, the wounds of being lumpen, the exploitation of poor families and children, and the trauma of the forced migration of hundreds of thousands of miners and their families from the Welsh coal mining valleys in the first half of the twentieth century.As Rosie struggles to find her own truth with the support of her teacher and friends in school, she realizes another family tragedy is about to happen. Falling faster now through the pages, Taylor makes sure readers stay on the page with Rosie and her friends through their political awakening to the devastation that power and privilege has on poor people, and to their own vision for the future. Until, filled with love, laughter, and the will to survive, they are ready for the struggle that they know lies ahead.

Author: Denny Taylor

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Permanent Position (Doctor Rowena Halley Book 2) by Sid Stark

“Stark remains a brilliant observer of the academia scene”—The Prairies Book ReviewIf you like Stephanie Plum’s wit, Kinsey Millhone’s grit, or Spenser’s wry take on academia, you’ll love the Doctor Rowena Halley series!Loves hurts. Sometimes it kills.After the tumultuous events of the previous semester, Russian professor Rowena Halley has found a new job. This time it’s a one-semester adjunct position in Charlotte, North Carolina. Not ideal, but better than no job at all. At least that’s what she’s telling herself.Rowena loves what she does, but love isn’t always kind. Her job is keeping her broke AND three states away from her best candidate for serious boyfriend material, her ex is sending her cryptic messages from the war zone in Ukraine, and her brother has come back from Afghanistan even more messed up than before. And if that isn’t enough, students are trying to draw her into their family dramas—with dangerous consequences. Everyone knows that “publish or perish” is the rule in academia, but if Rowena isn’t careful, she may perish before she gets the chance to publish.Combining humor, romance, and suspense, Permanent Position gives an insider’s view of the gritty backstage of higher education, where words do more than cut and all the testing is high-stakes.*Content warning: Adult language*

Author: Sid Stark

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Objective:Freedom: Part One of the Series Secession by James Huber

Objective:Freedom reflects the current times and the state of the Government this story looks at the actions of the internal workings of five states that cannot support the union. The President of the United States tries to preserve the economic might of the U.S., but merely makes matters worse with his activities. Five Southwestern states, influenced by an ultra-conservative governor of Texas decides that they can no longer sustain the welfare giveaways and the wasteful foreign aid. The five states form their own country and the U.S. is powerless to do something about it. Governor Kyle Harris, of Texas, leads the other governors to restore a sense of orderliness. The Texas Rangers are nationalized. The President of the U.S. bows out under pressure and an Army General then steps in to take his place. The General is assisted by the Ambassador from England. The lady Ambassador, with her extensive background, tries to soothe the bitterness between the countries. She tries for an alliance and ends up in one with the General. In the meantime, Iranian forces are seeking to break up the new government with assassination attempts, and corrupting government officials with drugs and internal relations. The narrative demonstrates how things could go out of control and what it may need to bring them back into control before the U.S. is lost to both inner and external strengths.. Draconian corrections were immediately enacted, with virtual elimination of welfare programs. Meanwhile, back in Washington the status quo reacted with great hubris, pomp and bluster, but without consensus or much resolve.This book was one that will draw you in, and you will not want to stop reading until you reach the end. I suspect people of all political stripes will find much to enjoy in this tale.The action stretches from Texas to D.C. to the deserts of Iraq and Southern California.

Author: James Huber

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Housewarming Party by Paul Phillips

Jill Fowler is moving out of home for the first time, sharing a house with two of her friends.

The fun and the freedom is exhilarating, and the girls decide to throw a housewarming party to celebrate.

That’s when the house starts receiving phone calls threatening them if they don’t cancel the party. The tires on Jill’s car are slashed.

Their new house has a dark history, and somebody out there is determined that they don’t have this party.

The most exciting time of Jill’s life has now become the most terrifying.

Poor Jill. She really should have stayed home.

Author: Paul Phillips

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Dark Underworld: A Paranormal Thriller (The Chosen Coven Book 2) by D.L. Blade

It’s been a year, and I can feel my powers growing stronger, but almost too strong, too fast. I’m having difficulty controlling them, and it’s hurting the ones I love. The ones who I forced to be free of me after I took away my feelings for them.Caleb is relentless though; he won’t stop fighting for me. There’s also Dorian, who’s now back in my life, and vowing to help protect me when I need.A shadow lingers again, an enemy from my past. He wants me back. He will kill the ones I love to have me back. There’s a darker, more sinister plan he and the traitors of our kind are brewing, and once I find out what it is, I’ll kill them.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “While the first book of this series introduced you to the characters and the fascinating world the author has created; this book brings the story to a whole new level.”***Mercy’s life changed forever when she discovered that not only is she a witch, but that she was born to rid the world of vampires once and for all.After a year of intense training to hone her powers, she and her coven are pulled into a murder case in her hometown of East Greenwich. The coven, with the help of a friend with direct ties to the investigation, discovers that a vampire attack claimed the victim’s life. Mercy suspects the killer belongs to a new clan in town, The Black Horse, and goes undercover in the vampire underworld. There, she’ll discover dark, long-hidden secrets and face her father from her previous life, who she learns is the leader of this ruthless undead.New relationships will develop, friendships will be tested, and lives will be lost.As Mercy draws closer to finding the killer, a villain from her past creeps out of the shadows. Maurice, centuries-old vampire, is thirsty for revenge after her coven took down his clan.The Chosen Coven will now have to combine the forces of the Universal Elements, to fight the darkness that falls on their city.Author Notes & Disclaimer:Violence, mild language, non-graphic intimacy scene and attempted rape scene. This will be a three-book series. It is recommended to read book one, ‘The Dark Awakening’ before reading book two. Their final battle will conclude in book three, and will be released in the fall of 2019 or spring of 2020

Author: D.L. Blade

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

Bed of Thorns (Phoebe Rawlins Mysteries Book 2) by MJ Doherty

Phoebe Rawlins is in a desperate race against time to catch a serial killer in beautiful Queensland, Australia. Phoebe’s colleague is murdered in a macabre message to her as once again she is stalked. Determined to take control of her life, Phoebe confronts her fears in this mystery thriller. The action heightens as Phoebe gets ever closer to Alexandra Russo, an enigmatic new investigator at the detective agency where Phoebe works as a forensic accountant. With the help of her steadfast friends, Phoebe faces political intrigue at the highest levels as unknown forces try to murder her and the people she loves. The horrors of the past rise up to torment Phoebe as she digs deeps within, searching for the strength she needs to confront the ultimate evil. This 90,000-word lesbian mystery novel is the sequel to The Charlton Affair, but can also be read as a stand-alone work.

Author: MJ Doherty

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews