FAULTLINES

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FAULTLINES
Author: Lucienne Diver


Six months ago Vanessa Raines lost her best friend.

Lisa 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.

Vanessa 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 in—which might tell all—is mysteriously missing.

As 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.

Struggling 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.


Praise for FAULTLINES

"Vivid, suspenseful, and charming, Diver creates a world where anything can happen in this must-read page-turner."
Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the NEED series.

"FAULTLINES blew me away! A tense, suspenseful read that will break your heart and keep you guessing right up until the very end."
Amy Christine Parker, author of GATED and ASTRAY


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ISBN 978-1-62268-077-1 print
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LCCN 2015940963

 

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JORDAN POINT A Bay Tanner Mystery
(13th in the series)

Author: Kathryn R. Wall

Old friends . . . old loyalties . . . new secrets.

Hilton Head 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 first—until 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 violence—or 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 certain—friends in need can be a deadly serious business


"Sue 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 Journal


ISBN 978-1-62268-017-7 print
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LCCN 2012954785
6"x 9" Trade Paperback
372pp; Retail $17.95US

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NEWS!
The Spectrum Conspiracy wins second place in MARSocial’s book trailer competition.

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Best 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.

THE SPECTRUM CONSPIRACY
Author: Craig Faris
Trade Paperback Original


"Wow, 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 outstanding thriller!"
—Ted Tally, Academy Award Winning screenwriter of
The Silence of the Lambs


The 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.

Devrin Crosby, 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.

A powerful 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.

Crosby and 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.

The clock is ticking, no one is listening, and in order to save thousands of lives, Crosby will have to lose his best friend.


HOW TO WRITE MAGICAL WORDS: A Writer's Companion


Editor:
Edmund R. Schubert
Contributors:
David B. Coe, A.J. Hartley, Faith Hunter, Stuart Jaffe, Misty Massey, C.E. Murphy

"This 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 about—and what matters in writing fiction that really communicates with readers."
—Orson Scott Card

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The book that has the Ozarks buzzing!

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ISBN 978-1-933523-95-8
LCCN 2010935827

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LARRY PHILLIPS: NASCAR's Only Five-Time Winston Racing Series Champion —Master Of The Short Track
Authors: Kendall Bell and David Zeszutek

NASCAR fans 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!

"He taught me how important it was to know your car.
He taught me a lot about racing."
Rusty Wallace, NASCAR driver

"I 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

"Larry Phillips is the only driver I'd pay to watch race."
—Mark Martin, NASCAR driver


Don't Sabotage Your Submission
Chris Roerden
312 pp TP, annotated, indexed
ISBN 978-933523-31-6
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Workshops for Writers

Winner of the Florida Writers Association's Royal Palm Literary Award.

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Even seasoned writers could use a copy as a refresher course."

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DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION
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 of the industry: major newspaper and trade media reviewers, bookstore and library buyers and reviewers, non-competing publishers, 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.


Agatha Award Winner - Macavity Award Finalist - Anthony Award Finalist

DON'T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY
24 Fiction-Writing Techniques To Save Your Manuscript From Turning Up D.O.A.

"Invaluable to fiction writers of all genres"
Midwest Book Review

A career editor demonstrates why most fiction manuscripts are rapidly rejected. Loaded with positive examples from 140 mystery authors, this well-researched volume shows numerous ways that ALL writers can dramatically improve their craft and put forth the fresh new voice publishers demand.
     Even multi-published pros Margaret Maron, P.J. Parrish, Phil Hardwick, and Kathryn Wall admit to learning new techniques from Don't Murder Your Mystery.

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Author: Chris Roerden
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DEATH ON A SOUTHERN BREEZE
Author: Mark de Castrique
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ISBN 978-1-933523-34-7
LCCN 2009924295

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DEATH ON A SOUTHERN BREEZE
by Mark de Castrique

A LOCKED-ROOM WHODUNIT
IN THE CLASSIC TRADITION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

JUNE 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.

While 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 a killer.

But murder 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.

The final showdown means hard choices, a test of loyalties, and a face-to-face encounter with Death On A Southern Breeze.


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