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Author: Lucienne Diver
months ago Vanessa Raines lost her best friend.
had changed, pushing away everyone close to her, even Vanessa.
She had quit soccer. Started wearing dark and dismal clothes.
She refused every offer to talk and suffered whatever she was
going through in silence. Now she's really gone. Suicide they
claim, but Vanessa knows that isn't right. It can't be.
blames herself for letting Lisa chase her off. She wants answers,
so that she can put to rest the rumors surrounding Lisa's death
and so that she can move on, heal. But Lisa left no note and
the journal she was always scribbling inwhich might tell
allis mysteriously missing.
Vanessa struggles to come to terms with the loss of her friend
and to reconstruct the last months of Lisa's life, someone calling
themselves "Poetic Justice" begins taking revenge
against those he or she thinks drove Lisa to suicide. Everyone
at school believes Vanessa is this mysterious "Poetic Justice".
It's easy to blame the former best friend, and Vanessa makes
an obvious target.
with her own guilt, Vanessa is determined to ignore the threats
and allegations aimed her way. But as the Poetic Justice's vengeance
takes a darker turn, retaliation against Vanessa begins to escalate,
from cyber bullying to violence, putting both her and the little
sister she adores in the line of fire. To protect them both,
she has to find out who's behind the attacks before things turn
deadly. And hope she can survive the truth.
suspenseful, and charming, Diver creates a world where
anything can happen in this must-read page-turner."
Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the
blew me away! A tense, suspenseful read that will break
your heart and keep you guessing right up until the very
Christine Parker, author of GATED and ASTRAY
A Bay Tanner Mystery
(13th in the series)
Kathryn R. Wall
friends . . . old loyalties . . . new secrets.
private investigator Bay Tanner has seen enough murder and mayhem
to last her several lifetimes. Her decision to accept only the
most mundane cases has led to a more settled life with her husband
and employees until the appearance of an old friend scuttles
all her good intentions.
Sylvia Reynolds, lovingly known
as Pudge back when their crowd shared forbidden cigarettes in
the girls' restroom, has morphed into Sylvie Reynaud, one of
the world's former top fashion models. Every few months she
and a few women meet at Sylvie's spectacular north island home
to drink, party, and commiserate as they slide into middle age.
Except one of them has a husband who enjoys using her as a punching
bag, and her injuries are becoming more serious every time the
group meets. Sylvie wants Bay to help put a stop to it before
their friend ends up dead.
It sounds straightforward enough
at firstuntil Mary Alice Stuart's husband suddenly disappears
from the yacht they keep docked at a local marina. Then evidence
that points to something more sinister than a simple marital
squabble begins to mount, and his battered wife becomes the
prime suspect. But could the petite, very proper woman they
all called Scarlett really be capable of violenceor worse?
Or is this just another facet of James Stuart's vicious campaign
to punish his wife?
With her longtime partner Erik
Whiteside off on a personal mission and with an inexperienced
employee as backup, Bay tries valiantly to balance the demands
of her other clients with the search for James Stuart and her
own private fears for the safety of her beloved Lavinia Smalls.
One thing she knows for certainfriends
in need can be a deadly serious business
Grafton, Sara Paretsky, and Marcia Muller come to mind as the
quintessential writers of the modern female private eye novel.
Wall, in a quiet and unassuming way, has produced a body of
work of equal quality. Highly recommended." Library
Suspense Novel, Beverly Hills International Book Awards
Finalist in the Killer Nashville's 2014 Silver Falchion Award
Short-list Finalist, William Faulkner Pirates Alley competition
Best First Novel, Carrie McCray Literary Award.
Author: Craig Faris
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what a book! It's a wild, white-knuckle ride, pedal to the
metal right from page one, never letting up. A very impressive
novel in ambition and scope, with intricate plotting, relentless
pacing, action-filled, with technical and procedural details
that bring authenticity to the story. Bravo for writing this
Ted Tally, Academy Award Winning screenwriter of
The Silence of the Lambs
Spectrum Conspiracy is a complex political thriller that has
the ticking clock intrigue of Angels and Demons and the
fast-paced thrills of A Clear and Present Danger.
is a suspended, but brilliant FBI agent, and a former alcoholic.
He has a partner he can't stand, who is dating the only woman
he's interested in, and a boss who is giving him one more chance.
Crosby starts looking into irregularities in the "official"
investigation of the President's assassination. Everyone is
convinced that the culprit is dead, but Crosby begins to uncover
clues of a far more sinister plot.
government entity is using a covert operation called, Project
Spectrum, to build a highly unstable thermonuclear weapon to
sell on the black market as a Trojan Horse. Unaware of the weapon's
instability, their terrorist clients would store it at their
most secure facility; possibility the same location where other
weapons of mass destruction are kept. But the scheme backfires
when the weapon is stolen and hidden in Washington, DC.
his partners are thrown into a race to save our nation's capitol
from not only the thieves, but also government thugs, who are
bent on protecting their ultimate anti-terrorist weapon, and
the fact that they assassinated the President to keep him from
exposing their ultimate anti-terrorist scheme.
is ticking, no one is listening, and in order to save thousands
of lives, Crosby will have to lose his best friend.
TO WRITE MAGICAL WORDS: A Writer's Companion
Edmund R. Schubert
David B. Coe, A.J. Hartley, Faith Hunter, Stuart Jaffe, Misty
Massey, C.E. Murphy
is the best idea for a writing book that I've ever seen. It's
like sitting in a room full of professional writers, and after
each one delivers a riff on one aspect of writing, the others
weigh in to buttress, amplify, refine, or add to what was said.
It's an extended conversation with writers who know what they're
talking aboutand what matters in writing fiction that
really communicates with readers."
Orson Scott Card
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PHILLIPS: NASCAR's Only Five-Time Winston Racing Series Champion
Master Of The Short Track
Authors: Kendall Bell and David Zeszutek
take pride in knowing all about its drivers both
past and present. However, unless Larry Phillips is a part of
that history, it's not complete.
Throughout the Midwest, Larry was known
as the "master of the short track." He seemed unbeatable
and won an unprecedented five NASCAR Winston Racing Series Titles!
taught me how important it was to know your car.
He taught me a lot about racing."
Rusty Wallace, NASCAR driver
was only six or seven years old ... I thought Larry was a god.
He was so good they'd put a bounty on him."
Kenny Wallace, NASCAR driver and Speed TV commentator
Phillips is the only driver I'd pay to watch race."
Mark Martin, NASCAR driver
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of the Florida Writers Association's Royal Palm Literary Award.
full of practical advice for the novice writer.
Even seasoned writers could use a copy as a refresher course."
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of 29 books in multiple genres; Sookie Stackhouse series is
HBO hit True Blood
book of its kind by far. Required for my college level students.
Recommended for all aspiring writers."
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Shamus, Barry, and Anthony winner
News . . .
by Chris Roerden
wins Benjamin Franklin Award
Bella Rosa Books (Rock Hill, SC) won the 2009 Benjamin Franklin
Award in the category of Literary Criticism for its trade paperback
DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION: Insider Information from a Career
Editor to Save Your Manuscript from Turning Up D.O.A.
The national Benjamin Franklin Awards[TM] are sponsored by the
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) to celebrate
excellence in editorial and design. Judges come from all areas
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and artists and writers who serve the industry.
DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION is the expanded edition, for
writers in all genres, of the Agatha Award winner DON'T MURDER
YOUR MYSTERY: 24 Fiction-Writing Techniques to Save Your Manuscript
from Turning Up D.O.A., also published (2006) by Bella Rosa
Books. Each award-winning book reveals why 90 percent of the
manuscripts submitted to literary agencies and publishing houses
are rejected by page one, and what authors can do to boost their
odds of having their writing actually read.
Author Chris Roerden is a full-time book editor working in publishing
more than 40 years. She's edited writers published by St. Martin's
Press, Berkley Prime Crime, Harlequin, Intrigue, Midnight Ink,
Rodale, Viking, Oceanview Publishing, Walker & Co., and
many others. Roerden is a summa cum laude graduate of the University
of Southern Maine with a Master's degree in English, past president
of a trade association of Midwest university presses and independent
publishers, and a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters
in Crime, and Mensa. She also teaches writing and has led over
300 workshops in 3 countries.
Award Winner - Macavity Award Finalist - Anthony Award Finalist
MURDER YOUR MYSTERY
24 Fiction-Writing Techniques To Save Your
Manuscript From Turning Up D.O.A.
to fiction writers of all genres"
Midwest Book Review
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this well-researched volume shows numerous ways that ALL writers
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new voice publishers demand.
Even multi-published pros Margaret
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learning new techniques from Don't Murder Your Mystery.
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ON A SOUTHERN BREEZE
Author: Mark de Castrique
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ON A SOUTHERN BREEZE
by Mark de Castrique
IN THE CLASSIC TRADITION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
1860 A new locomotive christened A Southern Breeze steams
across the Carolina countryside carrying seventeen-year-old
Jeb Bennett and his twin sister Rachel Leigh to the exhilarating
promise of a summer in Charleston.
storm clouds gather over the landscape, fiercer storms rage
inside the passenger cars. The tensions between North and South
rapidly escalate until one traveler's journey abruptly and brutally
ends. Who was the murderer? Was the victim the real target?
Amid swirling suspicions and deceptive intrigue, Jeb and Rachel
Leigh join Pinkerton Detective Jonathan Ward in a race to unmask
isn't the only evil Jeb must confront. As motives and suspects
abound, Jeb learns what it means to place a price on a human
life, not only as a victim of murder, but also as property to
be traded and sold.
showdown means hard choices, a test of loyalties, and a face-to-face
encounter with Death On A Southern Breeze.
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