IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG by T. K. Lukas

Sidney shrieked, letting fly a string of colorful expletives when the huge black beast sprang from the shadowy woods. “If the devil had a dog, you’d be it,” she said, backing away as the animal pursued. “But I know the devil. He hates dogs.”

On her third failed marriage, thirty-four-year-old Sidney McQueen regrets her PhD in Psychology wasn’t useful in choosing husbands. She feels better suited choosing horses. When her divorce attorney advises her to disappear for a while, she heeds the warning. But can she disappear without a trace when her soon-to-be ex-husband, a powerful attorney with ties to Mexican drug cartels, is hell-bent to find her? He wants back what belongs to him—and it’s not just Sidney he’s after.

Forty-five-year-old Markus Yeager, former Marine turned CIA operative, has a top-secret past. Physical and emotional scars cause him to retreat to the small, west Texas town of Alpine to be near an old friend, the one person he trusts. Flashbacks haunt him. His purposefully crafted quiet life is up-ended when Sidney pulls into town, horse trailer in tow.

People from Sidney’s past start turning up dead. Terrified, she questions whether the refuge she sought at Yeager’s remote ranch is enough to protect her from the man she refers to as “The Devil.” Her life-or-death situation draws Markus back into the violent world he thought he’d left behind, a world of weapons, drugs, money, and dangerous traffickers who’d put a bullet in your head while they mouthed their Hail Marys. Markus pursues and confronts the enemy head-on, but first he must confront the demons hounding his mind.

Thrown together in a cauldron boiling over with emotional tension and physical danger, Markus and Sidney allow their tentative bond to feed their individual needs. Once the murderer is apprehended, they breathe a collective sigh of relief, and their relationship, once governed by mutually imposed rules, intensifies. However, when it’s discovered that the one in custody may not be the killer, chasing the truth becomes a frantic race against a deadly predator.

IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG— an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride packed full of heart-pounding suspense.

Author: T. K. Lukas

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Tranquility by Devin Harbison

During an assignment in space in the year 2135, Captain Kailin Patrick tests a dream den built to give people the chance to relive and create new, pleasant memories, but, as the machine offers the opportunity for him to reexperience intimate moments with a past love, Kailin can’t resist and builds himself up to a devastating mental breakdown, bringing his personal mission to an abrupt end just after observing the destruction of Saturn at the hands of a cosmic event, one that may also destroy the planet he calls home.For a man whose life has revolved around the New Earth Coalition space program, being forced to live the life of an everyday citizen will be full of trials as he balances his love for another woman, haunting dreams mixed with reality, and a series of events that will force him to rediscover and remember what his heart and mind fears most.”I’m confident that I’ll never change. Most people never do. It’s just a matter of living with who you are, and, by sharing my story, I believe I’m starting to do just that.” -Kailin Patrick

Author: Devin Harbison

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

IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG by T. K. Lukas

Sidney shrieked, letting fly a string of colorful expletives when the huge black beast sprang from the shadowy woods. “If the devil had a dog, you’d be it,” she said, backing away as the animal pursued. “But I know the devil. He hates dogs.”

On her third failed marriage, thirty-four-year-old Sidney McQueen regrets her PhD in Psychology wasn’t useful in choosing husbands. She feels better suited choosing horses. When her divorce attorney advises her to disappear for a while, she heeds the warning. But can she disappear without a trace when her soon-to-be ex-husband, a powerful attorney with ties to Mexican drug cartels, is hell-bent to find her? He wants back what belongs to him—and it’s not just Sidney he’s after.

Forty-five-year-old Markus Yeager, former Marine turned CIA operative, has a top-secret past. Physical and emotional scars cause him to retreat to the small, west Texas town of Alpine to be near an old friend, the one person he trusts. Flashbacks haunt him. His purposefully crafted quiet life is up-ended when Sidney pulls into town, horse trailer in tow.

People from Sidney’s past start turning up dead. Terrified, she questions whether the refuge she sought at Yeager’s remote ranch is enough to protect her from the man she refers to as “The Devil.” Her life-or-death situation draws Markus back into the violent world he thought he’d left behind, a world of weapons, drugs, money, and dangerous traffickers who’d put a bullet in your head while they mouthed their Hail Marys. Markus pursues and confronts the enemy head-on, but first he must confront the demons hounding his mind.

Thrown together in a cauldron boiling over with emotional tension and physical danger, Markus and Sidney allow their tentative bond to feed their individual needs. Once the murderer is apprehended, they breathe a collective sigh of relief, and their relationship, once governed by mutually imposed rules, intensifies. However, when it’s discovered that the one in custody may not be the killer, chasing the truth becomes a frantic race against a deadly predator.

IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG— an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride packed full of heart-pounding suspense.

Author: T. K. Lukas

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Night Terrors: A Short Story Prequel to The Silver Tattoo by Laura Treacy Bentley

NIGHT TERRORS—a short story prequel to the psychological thriller THE SILVER TATTOO—transports us back to 1970 when Conor was just 3 years old. A doctor assures Conor’s mother that the dreams that torment her son are harmless and short lived, but she’s not so sure. She worries that her only child, her perfectly normal son, may see beyond his years.

Author: Laura Treacy Bentley

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

SLEEPY HOLLOW: General of the Dead (Jason Crane Book 3) by Richard Gleaves

The exciting conclusion to Jason Crane’s Sleepy Hollow adventure! The first two novels, “Rise Headless and Ride” & “Bridge of Bones” were only a prelude to this extraordinary work spanning three hundred years of true Tarrytown history, interwoven with the Legends, myths, and superstitions of the Dutch settlers. Impeccably researched and deeply imagined, with absolute fidelity to the modern village, its sights, places and byways. A brew of Witches and Headless Horsemen, Ghosts and Necromancers, Psychics, Superheroes, Scooby-Doo and a teen hero in a mess of trouble. A love letter to Halloween itself, to America’s first literary master Washington Irving, and to the village he loved so well. A must for any fan of Irving’s original, or anyone young or old who still has a pumpkin-carving kid inside them.

From the back cover:
JASON CRANE floats between life and death.
The HEADLESS HORSEMAN has taken the field
and AGATHE THE WITCH has taken KATE USHER.

The war for Sleepy Hollow has begun.

Now Jason and Kate must fight their way back.
Joey and Zef must defy The Appointed.
Or pumpkins will blaze on a midnight ride with the GENERAL OF THE DEAD

Author: Richard Gleaves

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Mary, Mary: (Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary) (Once Upon a Rhyme Series Book 1) by Elizabeth Rose

Golden Palm Contest Finalist!

Book 1 of the Gnarled Nursery Rhymes Series.

Raven Birchfield moves into her dead eccentric aunt’s home with her mother and younger brother not realizing her life is about to change in ways she’s never imagined. The house backs up to a small graveyard. When she goes to plant a flower in her new yard for her horticulture class, strange things happen.

She digs up an old nursery rhyme book as well as a quartz crystal on a necklace. A raven keeps following her around and she keeps hearing an eerie voice calling out the name Mary on the breeze. To make matters worse, at her new high school she starts to be bullied by one of the popular, pretty girls who happens to have a boyfriend that Raven wishes was hers.

After researching the origins of nursery rhymes for her term paper, Raven finds out that they are really stories of horrid people and events from history, one of them being about Bloody Mary who is featured in the nursery rhyme, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.

When an instance propels Raven into an alternate reality where she ends up in the body and hearing the thoughts of the man killer, Mary, she is forced to make choices that will alter her life as well as Mary’s forever.

(Watch for Muffet – Book 2 coming soon!)

Author: Elizabeth Rose

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Malevolence: A Prequel (When the Harvest Dies Book 0) by Victoria Parks

The daughter of a prominent sex trafficker, there are few things Isabella Baldacci has yet to experience. Thankfully, through her love and sacrifice, her sister, Anna, has been kept somewhat protected… until now. When Isabella’s father starts taking a liking to Anna, everything begins to change.What lengths will Isabella go to protect her sister? What sacrifices must be made to ensure that, in a world of evil, some beauty remains?***Content may be triggering for some readers***

Author: Victoria Parks

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Jesus Wave: a Supernatural Thriller Book by Richard Marbel

After the untimely death of his great love, Michael, a promising young MIT graduate, decides to become a priest. Years later, he receives an invitation from his former mentor to take part in an incredible experiment. Advances in technology have enabled a connection to be made between man and quantum waves. This opens the door to a parallel world, and to life after death. Together with the neurologist Stuart and the highly gifted young rebel Lucy, Michael embarks on a journey into the quantum world. What they find exceeds their wildest imaginations and puts each of them to the test. It also holds unsuspected danger: a sinister threat awaits them in the afterlife.

Author: Richard Marbel

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

CLARE: A Supernatural Thriller by Anne Veronica Hierholzer Conover

Clare: A Supernatural Thriller, is a fast paced page turner. Like many people with paranormal abilities, Clare lives under the social grid. This story chronicles her life from childhood to young adult, the tragedies she bears, evil entities she encounters, the friends she meets along the way and one special person who calls on her to be her best self, her most courageous, testing her beyond her physical limitations to conquer a horrible evil that nearly takes her life. This odd and unusual traveling companion that Clare befriends reveals his true self to Clare only to have her forget. A most absorbing read! You won’t be able to put it down!

Author: Anne Veronica Hierholzer Conover

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews