VBT – SMART BITCHES BUY BITCOIN

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It seems like everyone’s talking about Bitcoin these days. Still, a lot of people just don’t get it. Or they assume Bitcoin is just for tech-savvy millennial guys or rich investors like Elon Musk.

As for women, many of us didn’t get a great financial education. Some of us shy away from conversations about money and investing especially if it has to do with the crazy world of cryptocurrencies.

What to do? Start with this brand new short, fun, and easy read,”Smart Bitches Buy Bitcoin: A Simple Guide for Women Who Want to Learn the Truth About Bitcoin and Control Their Financial Future.”

The book is designed to help women understand the current financial situation, why Bitcoin could be the life raft they need, and how to get started investing in it. Don’t leave your economic future to chance just because it seems scary or confusing and this is the perfect book to get you started.

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Most young girls have dreams of living a fairy tale life. We know we did. (Branden even wrote a fabulous book about it!) The problem with the dream is we expect that fairy tale life to be handed to us. As we get older, we figure out that’s b.s.; even if we do get the fairy tale life, we’ve got to work our Cinderella-asses off for it.

Maybe you can relate.

One of the most terror-filled moments for most of us is the realization that no one is coming to save us.

No one.

It’s easy to blame others because things didn’t work out the way we thought they would. It’s the world’s fault. And the government’s fault. And rich people’s fault. And… and… and…

The truth is, where we find ourselves at any given moment in time is our fault; at a minimum it’s our responsibility.

The fairy tale is possible. We can be saved. But if you want to have the life of your dreams, you’re going to have to save yourself. Bitcoin is the tool to do exactly that.

If you want Bitcoin to go to work for you, you’re going to have to buy some Bitcoin.

About the Author:

Branden LaNette doesn’t look like a typical author but she has long ignored what she “should” do, say and look like. On her own at a very young age, Branden eventually found herself with the wrong guy, the wrong job, and a bleak future. The fairytale she was promised as a child never materialized.

Finally, Branden decided that she wanted something different for her life, and realized no one was going to do it for her. Prince charming wasn’t coming to save her—she’d have to save herself.

Step by step, decision by decision, through major trials and tribulations that would stop most people in their tracks, Branden learned how to turn heartbreak into happiness and self-judgement into inner joy.

Today, Branden LaNette is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, wife, and stay-at-home Mom to six C-section babies (ages 1-16) and way too many f-ing pets. Somehow, however, she manages to juggle all of this effortlessly (a blatant lie) while pushing her way through the kinds of fear and self-doubts that whisper within all of us (totally true) to achieve her goals. Her most recent dream come true is this book, one that is destined to have a major impact on millions of women across the globe (or at least nine people in Michigan.)

Through it all, she has found her happiness, her joy, and more importantly, her voice.

Author Info:

Website: http://BrandenLanette.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Branden.Lanette
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Branden_Lanette
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Brandenlanettel

Buy link: Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Bitches-Buy-Bitcoin-Financial-ebook/dp/B093YDDRF7
Amazon Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1947814540

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Book Blast – MIDNIGHT MYSTIQUE

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Dakota needs help. Badly.

The last thing she expects is for the Bad Boy of Eternal Eros to step in, sweep her off her feet, and offer his protection.

Maybe she accepts because they were matched up at the last singles night. Maybe it was the scorching passion she experienced at his skilled hands. Maybe it’s the way he dotes on her daughter.

All she knows is that the more the lines between reality and fantasy blur, the harder it will be to let him go. The more time he spends posing as her fake fiancé, the more she realizes she’s no longer faking her feelings. With every touch, every kiss, every heated glance, she realizes she wants more than one night. She wants the scarred bad boy’s heart to be hers for all time.

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Dakota’s breath caught at the undercurrent that zapped between them. He cast her a sardonic grin. It was as if he knew she didn’t want to scene with him, and his gaze dared her to withdraw from participating.

Like she would give him the satisfaction of calling her a coward or a welcher. He didn’t know her.

But he was about to—intimately. Shivers washed over her in a tidal wave. For better or worse, she would know his touch. Unease churned with need, like her body couldn’t settle on one emotion or sensation.

Straightening her shoulders, she nodded, bowing her head out of respect. Better to begin as she meant to go on and avoid any punishments. She set the bin down in the corner, where it would be retrieved tomorrow. With her heart drumming a fast beat, she left the pit and headed toward the scene area indicated on the marker.

At least Ryker’s spot wasn’t a public one. Not that she minded public scenes or steered away from them, but in this, with a Dom she didn’t know, she preferred privacy. That way, if she embarrassed herself with him, no one else would be around to witness the spectacle.

Dakota rode the elevator down one floor and strode to private room number ten. The hallway was decorated like the floor upstairs, with dark gray hardwood floors and inky black walls. The golden lighting was muted, adding a seductive quality to the design. All the private rooms were comparable to one another in aesthetics, with the same color scheme. What differed in each one was the furniture contained inside, which varied from room to room. But each private room had its own bathroom, and a chest of drawers stocked with everything from condoms to lube to butt plugs and floggers.

Room number ten sported a black leather couch, a chair, and a black padded table that resembled what could be found in a doctor’s office. The backrest could be raised and lowered at will. There were metal stirrups that were currently retracted into the wood base below, and a number of silver loops to which to affix all manner of cuffs, bondage rope, and Velcro restraints.

Dakota quivered when she spied the Velcro restraints already in position on the table. Would he bind her to it?

And what type of scene would Ryker expect?

With a few deep, calming breaths, she knelt in the center of the room and awaited his arrival, trying like mad not to focus on her disquiet at scening with a new Dom, and instead on what she hoped would be a night full of pleasure.

About the Author:

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

Visit her website here: http://www.anyasummers.com

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Don’t miss these exciting titles by Anya Summers!

Dungeon Singles Night Series

Midnight Masquerade, Book 1– https://books2read.com/u/me7vDl
Midnight Mystique, Book 2 — https://books2read.com/u/3LR0vD
Midsummer Night’s Dream, Book 3 — https://books2read.com/u/38QrXd

The Manor Series

The Man In The Mask, Book 1– https://books2read.com/u/bQdp0w
Torn In Two, Book 2 — https://books2read.com/u/mvn9kl
Redeemed By Love, Book 3 — https://books2read.com/u/bzgrYL
The Man In The Mask: The Complete Manor Series — https://books2read.com/u/brq5ww

Silver Springs Ranch

How To Rope A Wild Cowboy, Book 1 — https://books2read.com/u/bzjO6Z
How To Rope A Rich Cowboy, Book 2 — https://books2read.com/u/mKyJZL
How To Rope A Rough Cowboy, Book 3 — https://books2read.com/u/4NXvw6
How To Rope A Loyal Cowboy, Book 4 — https://books2read.com/u/mvqXj2

Buy Links

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Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/midnight-mystique
Apple https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1558154251
Universal https://books2read.com/u/3LR0vD

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VBT – I CAN STILL HEAR YOU

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I Can Still Hear You
by Nicole Black

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GENRE: action/adventure, women’s fiction with romantic elements

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I Can Still Hear You is a powerful and deeply moving story which grapples with the universal pain of grief and the loss of a loved one. When Scarlett O’Connor loses her father at the age of 30, she’s forced to face the shambles that her life has become. With no money and no savings, the only thing that waits for her is a cryptic map and a mysterious letter. With nothing left to lose, she embarks on a trip to Maui for her father’s final adventure, to begin a treasure hunt which will force her to look deep inside herself and come to terms with her pain and grief.

Accompanied by her less-than-supportive fiancé, a close childhood friend, and an enigmatic man who was her father’s old acquaintance, Scarlett must decode the mystery and find the hidden treasure. But she knows she must face her fears alone, and calling upon the spirit of her father for guidance, she struggles to reconcile her emotions and uncover the treasure before her time in Maui comes to an end.

Perfect for fans of contemporary and women’s fiction, I Can Still Hear You is a gripping tale which will resonate with anybody who has struggled with the death of someone close. This book is a testament to the fact that even though we may have lost them, our loved ones stay with us no matter what challenges we face.

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EXCERPT

The hospital room may have been silent, but it was far from peaceful.

The mechanical sounds of the machines melded with the all-too-human sounds of my father’s ailing body slowly giving up its fight. The resulting cacophony was anything but comforting. Though his heartbeat was steady, his breathing was a tortured, sawing rasp, a constant reminder that each intake of air could be his last.

The sound of the clock ticking on the wall reminded me of my grandfather’s old stopwatch. I made a mental note to ask my Dad about the whereabouts of the watch.

He had very little time left.

I knew that from the way the medical staff had left me alone with him. They’d been a constant presence these past few weeks, buzzing about the room, telling me in hushed whispers that this time was near, but I hadn’t really believed it. Those doctors had said, after his lung transplant six years ago, that we could expect him to live two to five years more.

But things were different now. He sounded different. He looked different, smaller, frailer. He even smelled a little different, as if something inside his body was going very wrong. And this was the first time all the doctors and nurses had stopped hovering nearby with a new drip or medication to administer. A nurse usually came in to open the curtains in the morning, but no one had been in for hours.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Nicole Black is an author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur with a passion for sharing unique stories and helping people grow. For over 20 years, she’s worked in the business world as a corporate trainer in employee productivity and effective growth, where she’s helped some of the biggest brands in hospitality and entertainment grow sustainably through inspiring their employees. She’s been featured on platforms including TEDxWilmington, Jack Canfield Show, Santa Barbara News Press, The George DiGianni show and the Tom Barnard Show.

Through her writing, Nicole hopes to empower her readers and impart valuable lessons about grief, loss, and emotional growth. In her free time, Nicole enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with her wonderful daughter in their home of Santa Barbara, California.

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/nicoleblack25

Instagram: @WriterNicoleB and @nicoleblackauthor

Twitter: @nicolebwriter

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Link to buy on Amazon for print book:
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Link to buy Kindle version:
https://www.amazon.com/I-Can-Still-Hear-You-ebook/dp/B08VR7SZQB/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0

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Book Blast – DRIFTING

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Drifting brings light into the dark corners of mental health, bullying, and sexual assault.

Dean Knight has struggled against his personal demons for as long as he can remember. He thought he lost that struggle when he felt their knowing grip pull him deeper in the river, but he was saved. Saved for what? His memories are trapped within his mental illness. He hears his sister and father’s voices. The problem is, they’re dead, both killed in the same river that tried to claim Dean. As he struggles to remember, he discovers their voices aren’t pushing him to harm himself, but to discover the truth surrounding both their deaths. One person, Ella, has all the answers, but Dean can’t remember if she loved him or tried to kill him.

Roxanne “Rocky” Rivers struggles against her own demons, not voices, but a past trauma she can’t fully remember. She only knows everyone at school thinks she’s a slut and a head-case. A razor her only release for the pain. Rocky knows no one will believe a crazy girl who tries to kill herself.

Dean and Rocky find a connection. Can they find the strength and trust to help each other when neither can survive alone?

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The police won’t get here before he kills me. My mom stirs, reaches into her pocket, gets some keys. She reaches for the table she just tripped over.

So this is the way it’s going to end? My mom gets away while her insane boyfriend murders her insane son. Instead of fleeing though, she slips the key into one of the small drawers on the coffee table.

A crazy thought enters my head. She’s getting one of her bottles, and this has been an elaborate ruse so they can kill me and then celebrate. They’ll say I attacked him, and the police will believe it.

Danger to self and others.

She’ll get my money. He steps in front of me with his fists balled. This guy’s going to beat me to death while my mom drinks.

In the distance, sirens shriek. They won’t make it in time. I can imagine the red lights reflecting in pools of—

Blood spatters my face and foams from his mouth opened in a big O of surprise. He drops to his knees. Through the broken glass, I see cop cars flying up our road.

A gun drops from my mother’s hand.

I wonder if the bullet has gone through Paul into me, but I don’t feel any pain. He coughs again, blood gurgles from his mouth. He crumples to the floor.

The police burst through the door with guns raised just like on a cop show, only it couldn’t be any more real.

About the Author:

Steve Cross is an educator/freelance writer who lives in Poplar Bluff, MO. His credits include four young adult novels, two fantasy novels, and seven plays. He has optioned one script and sold another one. Plus, he’s finished as a quarterfinalist in Bluecat and in Fresh Voices screenwriting competition. He and his wife have one daughter and two grandchildren with whom they spend a lot of time. Cross loves Cardinals baseball, classic rock music, and character-driven movies. His favorite films are Dead Poets Society and Field of Dreams. Cross also likes to read, everything from Young Adult contemporary novels to screenplays, to horror and fantasy. At 62 and a cancer survivor, he believes his writing career is just now getting into full swing. His favorite type of screenplay to write is a psychological drama.

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VBT – TWENTY FOUR SHORT STORIES

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Twenty-Four Short Stories
by Michael Ross

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GENRE: Anthology

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Why can time consumed reliving memories provide enough motivation to carry on? Why keep a diary if you don’t want people to read it? Why let prejudice cloud your judgement? Why do the most simple of smells bring memories back to life? Why is it possible to believe the impossible? What does it feel like to take another person’s life? Will the good deeds we do come back to us in different forms?

These are of some of the questions posed in this imaginative collection of short stories involving, amongst others; a private detective with super powers, a loveable car salesman, a dour public health inspector, a vicar’s daughter with a dark secret, a sculptor with a destructive obsession, a young man with a passion for language, a reluctant public executioner, two sisters whose petty disputes hide something deeper, a job hunter with an unusual skill.
There are so many diverse characters and in this intriguing and imaginative collection of stories everyone has a tale to tell.

A collection of stories that will surely leave its mark on the reader.

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EXCERPT

From my window, I spot my fellow students grouped in excited conversation, circling around, probing each other with thoughts and words, questions and answers. After two years, we know each other well. I know they all wish they could play the violin as well as me, and in my turn, I wish I could be as happy as them. I wind down by running through scales for twenty minutes, and then I hear the old grandfather clock in the hall strike eleven—my other life beckons.

In Chinatown, it is easy to find a restaurant where you can spend £100 a head on a meal. At my parent’s place, six people can eat like kings for less money.

The walk from the rehearsal rooms takes the best part of an hour. I cast aside my musical mantle as I walk, so that by the time I reach Uncle Wong’s, I am prepared for my twice-weekly four-hour shift. This is the only payment my father and mother have ever asked of me. It is nothing.

Two years ago, my parents ushered me into the tiny lounge area above their restaurant, and wordlessly, my mother passed me my gift. My eyes moved to my father and then back to my mother. I could not speak. It was beautiful. Feeling its dark ebony grain, I turned it tentatively through my fingers, tilting, and twisting—gazing, unsure of my breath.

“Baba. Mamma. It’s beautiful, but you cannot afford it.”

“Shush, my son.” The look on my mother’s face said that my joy was all they required.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born and raised in Bristol, England. I spent my adult life in business, the majority of that time marketing cars. I eventually owned the largest Saab specialist in the world, before a divorce put an end to that part of my life.
This led me to leave Bristol to live halfway up a mountain in the Welsh Valleys; start a part-time six year English Literature course at Bristol University, and attend creative writing classes in Cardiff. My interest in English literature flourished and I have since won several prizes for my short stories. My first book, ‘Twenty Short Stories – Settling a score,” reached No 1 in the Short Stories Best Sellers and is still available, as is “Twenty-One (more) Short Stories,” and “Another Twenty-Two Short Stories.”

Also available are the first 5***** crime thrillers in the Tanner and Pin-up series:
Hand over Fist
Hand in Glove
Plus a 5***** light hearted rom-com “Chasing What’s Already Gone.”

I still live very happily halfway up that mountain in the Welsh Valleys with my wonderful partner, Mari, and our two rescue dogs, Wavy and Wenna.

Website http://michaelrosswriter.net/

Facebook www.facebook.com/michaelross.writer

Twitter https://twitter.com/mikerosswriter

Email mikerosswriter@outlook.com

The book will be free.

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Q&A With …..

Tell us about you as a person.

I would have been a multi-millionaire twenty years ago if not for a divorce which destroyed me and left me penniless. So writing is a good way to relieve me of some of my angst.

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?

It is so obvious I find it almost too embarrassing to write it down. William Shakespeare – imagine spending the day with that genius – gives me goose pimple to even think about it.

What’s the story behind your latest book?

Twenty Four Short Stories is my fourth anthology and after a four year gap I had built up a collection of stories that I deemed good enough to go out in the big bad world all on their own. Words on Paper is a love story with hard edges that evolved from my imaginings of life for the people involved in an accident I witnessed as a schoolboy.

What is your writing process?

I only write when my brain pushes me towards the PC, if I am not right mentally I can leave the writing alone for months on an end. If I’m in the mood I can put in a fourteen hour day.

Tell us about your main character:

Many characters in an anthology; I hope readers find it to be an imaginative collection of short stories involving, amongst others; a private detective with super powers, a loveable car salesman, a dour public health inspector, a vicar’s daughter with a dark secret, a sculptor with a destructive obsession, a young man with a passion for language, a reluctant public executioner, two sisters whose petty disputes hide something deeper, a job hunter with an unusual skill.

If your book was to be turned into a movie, who would play the lead role and why.

In Words on Paper – Emily Blunt because she comfortably portray my main character as a strong woman and yet vulnerable

What are you working on next?

My latest novel Words on Paper comes out next month, so I have already started on the third book in the Pin-up and Tanner thriller series. Already got an opening chapter that I am pleased about.

What advice do you have for other writers who want to get the word out about their book?

Be prepared to work harder than you ever have in your life.

What is your favorite book on your shelf right now?

When the Crawdad Sings

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?

No – I am very tedious and boring company.

You are given the choice of one super power. What super power would you have and why?

Empathy is the most super power of them all. What a world we would have if everyone acquired it!

List 5 things on your bucket list:

  • Live in a cottage overlooking the sea.
  • Visit Machu Picchu.
  • Drive all down the West Coast of the US.
  • Have a very long skiing holiday.
  • Write an international well reviewed best seller.

Book Blast – FOSTERED IDENTITY

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Her teenage sister has run away. It’s her fault. And on her watch.

Shyla thought she was doing the right thing by helping her teenage sister get a little freedom. She never expected she’d bolt on her. Desperate to keep their mom from discovering she has a missing daughter, Shyla sets out to find her wayward sister.

A fluke encounter gives Shyla a clue. Only she gets a lot more than she bargained for. She finds her sister, but she gets pulled into doing a heist. An impossible heist. And not just any heist but that of stealing her mom’s million-dollar jewelry. Ones that recently arrived, with no explanation.

Damien is a good guy running from an awful past. When his brother ends up in the hospital, Damien is determined to stop the one man who has and is destroying their lives—their father. Damien will break all of his promises, even steal, if it will end their father’s control.

Shyla and Damien find themselves thrown together, not trusting each other but not having any choice. They will have to work together if Damien is going to stop his father once and for all. And if Shyla is going to protect her family. An impossible crime that will bring them surprises they didn’t see coming.

Can they catch a thief by being a thief?

Book 1
The Twisted Deception Series

Emerald grew up in a foster family. It wasn’t an ordinary foster family. She was the first of eight girls to move in. The jewels that she was given to play with as a teenager, that she was told were baubles, are now resurfacing thirty-five years later. They are worth millions. And it appears worth stealing. Who is sending them out? And who wants them back at all costs?

“…fast-paced and kept me guessing. I like a mystery enveloped with family secrets and jewel thieves. I want more, and I want to know the secrets. I will be excited to read the second novel…” Author Christine H-Jackson

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“When did I come in? I had an accident, right?”

“You came in this morning. You had a lump on your head, with no idea how you got it. I don’t know if you were in the same fight as your brother?”

“My brother?” It came flooding back really fast. Jordan had been beaten and he was sure that if his dad hadn’t done it, he was at least responsible for it. “Where is he?”

The nurse nodded at the curtain. “The other side of that.”

Damien sat up and swung his legs over the side before the nurse could stop him, but she was there quickly, blocking his way. “Uh-uh. I’ll open the curtain so you can talk to him. But he is still out. He has come to a few times but still needs his rest.”

She got Damien settled and then briskly walked around and pushed the curtain back to the wall. “Anything else?”

Damien shook his head, not bothering to look at her as she left. His gaze was glued to his brother in the other bed.

“J? … Jordie? … Jordan?” When there was no response, Damien glanced toward the door before easing himself out of bed. Taking a moment to let the earth stop spinning, he grabbed his IV and made his way over to his brother’s bed. He reached for his brother’s hand. “Jordie. I am so sorry. I swear that son-of-a-bitch will pay for this. Never again. Never again.”

He made his way back to his bed, easing himself down. Resting his head on the pillow stopped it from pounding so much. At some point, he must have dozed off. Sounds brought him out of his sleep. This time though, he remembered where he was.

About the Author:

Take the adventure beyond your fingertips.

Multi-Award-Winning Author, Maggie Thom has written all types of stories but finally settled on her love of puzzles, mysteries, and rollercoaster rides and now writes suspense/thrillers/mysteries that keep you guessing and take you on one heck of an adventure.

She is the author of 8 suspense/thriller/mysteries. The award-winning Caspian Wine Series – Captured Lies, Deceitful Truths, and Split Seconds – and her other individual novels Tainted Waters, Deadly Ties, and Fractured Lines. And now a new series – The Twisted Deception Series – Fostered Identity, Book 1. On her website, you can find her free novel – Blurred Lines.

Her motto: Read to escape … Escape to read …

“Maggie Thom… proves her strength as a master of words, plots and finely chiseled characters… she weaves a brilliant cloth of the many colors of deceit.” Dii – TomeTender

Website: http://www.maggiethom.com
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Maggie-Thom/e/B009WSTDG8/

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Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/fostered-identity/id1556127213

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VBT – TYING THE KNOT

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Tying the Knot
by E.C. Bell

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GENRE: Paranormal mystery

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Marie Jenner just wants a Vegas holiday.

When psychic Crystal Demoines tells James Lavall that his uncle’s spirit is trapped in Las Vegas, Marie is thrilled. All she’ll have to do is help Jimmy “anything for a buck” Lavall move on to the next plane of existence, and then she and James can have the holiday of her dreams.

But she never dreamed that a lieutenant of the drug kingpin from Edmonton would be staying at the same hotel as her and James, and that James would become his new best friend. Or that she’d have to find Jimmy’s girlfriend Rita—who disappeared the same night Jimmy died—before he would finally move on. Or that the most powerful man in the hotel would be looking for Rita too. To find the money she stole.

And Marie never dreamed that she’d be planning a Vegas wedding in the middle of it all. But she is.

Looks like her dream vacation is about to become a nightmare.

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EXCERPT

WE DROPPED THE rental car off with the valet and got the keys for our room on the sixth floor.

“Can you remember what room your uncle died in?” I asked as we waited in a small crowd at the bank of elevators. A couple of people glanced at us, looking fairly aghast, and I wished I hadn’t said anything.

“Room 214,” James replied. “According to Crystal.”

The crowd around us backed away, and I guessed that people didn’t want to hear about someone dying here. Even though it was the truth.

The elevator opened and two men walked out. They pushed past us like we weren’t even there, and I glared, trying to think of a truly cutting remark to make. But I stopped, because there was something familiar about one of the guys. At least I thought there was.

Seeing people out of context sometimes made it very hard to connect the dots, memory-wise, but I was certain I’d seen him somewhere before. Not recently, but when I opened my mouth to ask James if he recognized him, he gently placed his hand on my arm like he could read my mind.

“Not now,” he said.

So I shut my mouth and watched the men walk past. They were dressed in suits, and I blinked when I realized I could see the outline of a gun under the armpit of one of them.

Who the heck were they?

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

E.C. Bell is the author of the award winning paranormal Marie Jenner Mystery series. She lives in Alberta, Canada, and when she’s not writing, she’s scouting out new locations for her upcoming novels or renovating her round house where she lives with her husband and their two rescue dogs.
That’s right. Her house is round.

Join her mailing list on her website at http://www.eileenbell.com/ for news about new books, upcoming appearances and, occasionally, recipes.
Follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ecbellmystery/
and Twitter at https://twitter.com/ApocalypseWoman

Marie Jenner Mystery series books, in order:
Seeing the Light
Drowning in Amber
Stalking the Dead
Dying on Second
Hearing Voices
Haunting the Haunted
Tying the Knot

Buy links for Tying the Knot

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tying-Knot-Marie-Jenner-Mystery-ebook/dp/B08ZSX5T13/

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Q&A With ….

Tell us about you as a person.

Oh wow! You want me to be real, right off the jump! All right, here I am in all my unvarnished glory!

I dread the thought of going back out into to the world, once this pandemic is finally over. The idea of going to writing conferences and conventions and all the other public events exhausts me, and if I never had to do them again, I wouldn’t.

I live in Edmonton, Alberta, and I love my home town. (Not my province, so much, because it is painfully conservative here.) But my city is a wonderful place to live, and if you ever visit, don’t just go to the stupid mall. (Used to be the biggest one in North America, but I don’t think it is any longer.) Check out the festivals. They are so much fun!

Even though I don’t generally like being out in public, I LOVE doing launches for my books. It’s so much fun to find the perfect place, and get everyone together to celebrate. The best launch I ever put together was for Dying on Second, in which my main character, Marie Jenner, takes up softball.

I rented the ball diamond where all the action in my book took place, and after we did all the launch things, we played ball. It was so much fun! (And the cool thing is, everybody still talks about it. I love it!)

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?

Honestly, right now it would be the Prime Minister of Canada. I wouldn’t really have much to say to him, but I’d give him a chance to talk about this past year and a half, and what our country has been through. And I’d never tell anyone what we talked about.

What’s the story behind your latest book?

The idea for Tying the Knot was actually built into Seeing the Light, the first book in the Marie Jenner Mystery series. In it, James Lavall’s uncle dies of a heart attack, in Vegas, and I always knew that Uncle Jimmy “anything for a buck” Lavall’s spirit would be trapped there, and that Marie and James would end up going to Vegas to help him move on to the next plane of existence.

I was also pretty sure that Marie would need a holiday, because I was planning on putting that girl through hell in the series, and she would deserve it. (It wasn’t the holiday she’d always dreamed about, but hey, they rarely are!)

What is your writing process?

Before the pandemic, I used to get up at 5 AM every morning and write. That little habit fell by the wayside, but I hope I’ll be able to get it back, because I write best early in the morning.

And, I listen to TV shows when I write. (I can’t listen to music, because I focus too much on the lyrics. But old TV shows? For some reason, I have no problem!) I listened to “Supernatural,” “Star Trek,” and “Pushing Daisies,” among others, while I wrote Tying the Knot.

Tell us about your main character:

When the series started, my main character, Marie Jenner, could see and interact with ghosts, but seriously hated it. She wanted a normal life, which was why she’d moved away from her dysfunctional family and stalkery ex-boyfriend, and into the city of Edmonton. But ghosts found her no matter where she went, and so, she ended up helping them move on to the next plane of existence. Reluctantly, but she did help them.

Now, she’s a little more comfortable with her powers, but she still has lessons to learn about dealing with the dead, and also about dealing with the living. Which makes her ever so much fun to write!

If your book was to be turned into a movie, who would play the lead role and why.

This is a bit difficult, because I always saw Elliot Page, from the movie “Whip It,” though the character in that movie is a little young.(Marie is 25, in my head.) I’d envisioned a young woman who is tough, but who feels, deeply. Is good looking, but doesn’t realize it. And doesn’t realize the power she has.

What are you working on next?

I’m working on the last book in the series. I can barely believe that I made it to the end, but I have. It’s a hard book to write, because when it’s over, Marie’s life will be changed forever, and I feel badly about that. She was fun to work with, and I’m going to miss the girl.

What advice do you have for other writers who want to get the word out about their book?

The best bit of advice I can give writers is, don’t forget to celebrate every aspect of the writing experience. And really celebrate when the book is finally out in the world. It is an amazing accomplishment, and we , as writers, have to remember that.

What is your favorite book on your shelf right now?

Books, actually. Eden Robinson’s Trickster series. They are amazing books, and, after I finished the first one, I secretly wished that her main character could have a play date with Marie. It would be so interesting to bring those two characters together!

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?

Honestly, I don’t. Except, perhaps, for my ability to ignore how incredibly messy my house gets when I have a deadline coming up. I don’t even see how the dog has turned the living room into his own personal dog bed until the book’s in my editor’s hands. Then I look around and am amazed that someone could live this way. The dog loves it, but me? Not so much!

You are given the choice of one super power. What super power would you have and why?

Being able to see through walls, when I want. When I walk my dog, I often wonder what’s going on inside the houses I pass. (Snoopy, what can I say?) It might be kind of cool to find out.

List 5 things on your bucket list:

  • Go to the Yukon. I’d love to hang around up there for a year or so. The Aurora borealis (Northern lights) look so amazing in pictures, I’d love to see them in real life.
  • Go to Newfoundland. (I mean, who wouldn’t want to go to the Rock?)
  • I’d like to visit every Neanderthal site in existence. Man, Neanderthals intrigue me.
  • I’d like to do the same thing for the Vikings.
  • And, I‘d like to write the great Canadian novel. Hey, why not?

Any final thoughts?

Writers, don’t forget to celebrate.

Readers, don’t forget to review. Reviews are the lifeblood of a writer’s career, so please review the books you read.

Oh, and writers? Do yourself a favour and don’t read the reviews.

VBT – CLOCKWORK IGNI

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Long live the me! As Queen of Antrum, I rule an underground realm of demon hunters who love finding new caves. Hey, it’s boring down here; I’m glad they all have a hobby. Per usual, I try to act interested about their latest discovery, but all I hear is “blah blah blah new cavern blah blah blah Forbidden Tombs blah blah blah massive bronze pyramids blah blah blah creepy ticking sounds.” It’s a little odd, but I’m not worried.

My bad.

Suddenly, the Forbidden Tombs burst through the ground in my home realm of Purgatory. Bronze pyramids smash through abandoned buildings and highways, making rush hour a nightmare. Even worse, the metal structures attract tiny lightning bolts called igni, which are my very special supernatural buddies. Within minutes, every last igni gets stolen away.

Now. I’m. Pissed.

Whoever hides inside those pyramids? Time to dust off your mummies and shine up your sarcophagi. Because my husband, Lincoln, and I are breaking in and kicking ass.

Angelbound Origins
In which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names. Nuff said.

1. Angelbound
2. Scala
3. Acca
4. Thrax
5. The Dark Lands
6. The Brutal Time
7. Armageddon
8. Quasi Redux
9. Clockwork Igni
10. Lady Reaper

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I stand in a small square room. A heavy iron door looms before me. All around, the walls are lined with intricately-entwined gears and springs. Tiny pieces whirl and tick away at high speed. With each click and swipe, a tiny jolt of worry ricochets down my spine. Sweat beads on my palms.

I’m girl enough to admit it. This scene freaks me out.

No question why, either. This isn’t just any metal portal. It’s Pandora’s Door. As in, the girl didn’t keep a box of nasties. Nope. Instead, something awful lurks behind this very entrance. If I pull on the handle, that magical whatchamacallit gets free. Based on what I’ve learned, the mystery something-something could make everything right again. In other words, my igni would return. I’ll move souls once more. The Great Scala is back. How perfect.

Or I could release an unknown scourge that destroys all the after-realms. Definitely not as cool.

A memory appears. I picture Verus giving me a solemn warning: “No matter how tempting the door may appear, you must step back and walk away.”

It’s logical enough advice. Plus, Verus is an oracle angel. In my experience, she’s right most of the time. Perhaps I should give up. Go home. Play with my kid. Smooch my hottie husband. Get a mocha.

That lasts all of five seconds.

Screw it. I’m going in.

I grasp the handle and pull.

About the Author:

Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

Website: http://www.BauersBooks.com

Blog: http://monsterhousebooks.com/blog/category/christina
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