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New England’s Scariest Stories and Urban Legends reviewed by Chris

New England's Scariest Stories and Urban LegendsTitle: New England’s Scariest Stories and Urban Legends
Author: Summer Paradis and Cathy McManus
Illustrator: Wayne Bud Ridsel
Release Date: June 28, 2014
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Inc
Pages: 144
Source: NetGalley

I actually was pleasantly surprised by this little book. This is a collection of urban legends or myths about New England. The most well known starts the book off. This would be the story of Champ, America’s version of Loch Ness (in fact, it seems at least every continent, if not country has one of these). The sources used in this section range the gamut from older material to more modern sources. There is even some science thrown in for good measure.

Champ is probably the best known story outside of New England, and the other stories I was not familiar with at all. There are, however, some variations of them in other sections. New Jersey seems to have version of the Dover Demon and the Pigman. Philadelphia has a variation of the throne mentioned in the chapter about the The Little People’s Village.

And that chapter is actually a nice and surprising one. I love reading books like these because of the folklore and history that are contained in them. Too often, however, authors take some of the stories so seriously. It has a ghost, it’s scary and it must be true. It’s nice to see that Pardis and McManus don’t check their brains out there. The research involved their journeying to the places describe and checking out sources. Sometimes, this means they debunk the story, or to be more accurate, tell the reader the true history.

I have to say that the weakest part for me of this book was the use of Wikipedia in the source listing. I should note that it is my own personal dislike for the use of it as a source. The book does not read like a reworded Wikipedia entry, and Pardis and McManus are at least honest in including. While the book’s tone and style are not quite up to the level of L.B. Taylor Jr’s great books about Virginia, it is an enjoyable read and nicely illustrated with photographs.

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Veiled Target by Robin Bielman reviewed by Lisa

Veiled Target by Robin BielmanBook Blurb:

Never take Fate along on a date. The kiss goodnight could be deadly.

Tracking down Veilers—non humans—is only a sideline for Tess Damon. Vengeance for her fiancé’s murder is her reason for living. But with two botched jobs on her record, if she fails to eliminate her next mark, she’s dead. She’s not afraid to die, but not before she gets even. Too bad fate has a really bad sense of humor.

Hugh Langston, a wolfen half shifter, lives to keep both humans and his pack safe. But when rogue humans kidnap his apprentice, his rescue mission is compromised by a hot-as-hell, kick-ass woman who makes him think only one thing: mine.

Tess tries to ignore her feelings, but temptation trips her up. Especially when Hugh figures out he’s her next target and forces her into an inconvenient alliance that tests all the laws against their attraction. Now, with the line between good and evil getting blurrier by the minute, it becomes clear Tess’s only hope of living to see another day—and finding a murderer—lies with the one man she’s supposed to kill.

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Author Robin BielmanAuthor Bio:

USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of sticky notes, cable television shows and coffee drinks. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She writes contemporary and paranormal romance and loves to connect with readers. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com.

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Veiled Target by Robin BielmanTitle: Veiled Target
Author: Robin Bielman
Pages: 277
Release Date: July 22nd, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Source: Tour Host

I received an advanced copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Quotes used are taken from an uncorrected e-galley.

This was my very first time reading anything written by Robin Bielman and I’m happy to report that I enjoyed it quite a bit! Paranormal romance is another of my favorite genres to read and I’m always glad when I come across (new to me) authors who are good at writing in that specific genre.

Veiled Target is the first book in the Veiled series which features a heroine who kicks ass and takes names. Tess is what is known as an Eliminator and she works for an organization that disposes of non-humans or Veilers, what they call them, who have broken the law and committed heinous crimes. She’s one of the best employed by the company known by the acronym P.I.E. When she’s given a new assignment to take out a Wolfen by the name of Hugh Langston things in Tess’s world are about to be turned upside down.

Hugh is a Wolfen and alpha of the pack named Night Runners. They aren’t werewolves but more along the lines of shape shifters, who have attributes of that of a wolf, but are able to stand on two legs. When the young Wolfen that he’s grooming to take over as alpha of the pack, Trey is kidnapped, Hugh is forced to take drastic measures to find his missing pack member. Even if it means he has to go on a blind date in Trey’s stead to meet the woman who could possibly have information on Trey’s whereabouts. That woman also happens to be Tess which was pure coincidence… Or was it? And when these two finally meet the sparks fly.

“Hugh always thought before he acted. But somewhere between Tess’s clearing her throat and issuing an arm-wrestle challenge, he’d lost track of his mission: find out if she knew anything that would help him find Trey. He’d assumed his apprentice’s identity to discover if Trey’s blind date might turn up some useful information. In Hugh’s mind, there was no such thing as a chance encounter. And that notion had hit him in the gut with the force of a hurricane. Because the second he’d laid eyes on Tess, he knew his life was about to change.”

Overall, I found the premise to be very intriguing. The mystery behind who was the real villain was had been slightly predictable but still enjoyable and when all was revealed many things were brought to light and Hugh’s thoughts on chance encounters were affirmed. I think the highlight of the book for me was the romance between Tess and Hugh. These two had some serious chemistry from the very first meeting that could not be denied. And learned that they needed to let the other be independent and stand on their own two feet and fight their own battles. Tess was a strong woman who had a very dangerous job and couldn’t submit to Hugh just because he was bigger and stronger than her. I appreciated her standing up for herself and Hugh accepting her for who she was.

Looking forward to the next book in the series!

If Lisa’s review didn’t get your excited enough, here’s an excerpt and after that enter the giveaway for a $25 gift card!

She woke to a click, but didn’t move or stir or budge. The bed was sooo comfy and cozy and maybe if she stayed still, whatever had caused the click would go away.
“Tess,” said an endearing masculine voice. “It’s time to wake up.”
Her eyes opened wide at the sound of the deep, rugged announcement. “Go away. I’m not talking to you.”
I’ve got a couple things for you,” he answered, ignoring her no-talking policy.
Darkness still filled the room and she wondered what time it was. It felt like she’d had a solid eight hours sleep so it couldn’t be too early. In fact, she felt more rested than she had in a long time. She stayed motionless and quiet.
“I’m coming in.” The downlight above her head turned on.
She didn’t care. His actions didn’t mean she had to act.
Wait. He’s coming in? She sat up, bringing the covers with her. She told herself he didn’t have x-ray vision, but that didn’t stop the tingles popping up all over her body. She was naked, and Hugh was coming into the room.
He wore jeans that sat low on his hips and a plain white T-shirt that clung to his lethally sexy chest muscles. His hair was mussed, like he’d showered and then ran his fingers through it. His face was clean-shaven. His blue eyes deeper than the waters she’d scuba dived in Australia. God, did he have to look so irresistible this morning?
“Good morning.”
She stayed quiet. Because she was mad about being locked in the room or because he took her breath away, she wasn’t sure.
“This no talking thing could work to my advantage.” He stepped closer.
To her nakedness. Did he know she wasn’t wearing anything underneath the sheets? And oh geez, what did her hair look like? Going to sleep with it wet surely meant she had a rat’s nest thing going on.
When he got to the edge of the bed, she watched him venture a peek toward the bathroom. Her eyes followed his and there in plain view were the blue dress and black lace undergarments on the floor.
She pulled the sheets tighter against her. “What time is it?” Talking might get her mind off her birthday suit.
“She speaks.” His eyes held hers with the same mixture of heat and desire she’d noticed last night. “It’s eleven.”
“Eleven? Holy shit. I never sleep this late.” And note to self: Don’t look into his eyes anymore.
He smiled. “Guess you needed it.”
“More like the lack of window space kept the room dark. You’ve got some nerve, you know that?” She ran a hand through her hair to feel what it looked like. Not too bad.
“Do you blame me?”
Admitting she didn’t would not work in keeping him at bay, so she lied. “Yes. I do.” She frowned for further effect.
He dropped something on the bed. “Well, maybe this will make up for it. Clean clothes. And your phone.”
Relief and forgiveness overcame her. Wait. Her phone? “You went through my purse?” It would’ve been a lot better if he’d plopped her bag on the bed, but he was only acting the same way she would have.
“Again, I don’t think you’re surprised. You’ve got some major arsenal in there. And your driver’s license picture doesn’t do you justice.”
He looked less and less sexy by the minute. “You looked through my wallet? Who the hell do you think—”
“I think I needed to confirm you are who you say you are. Tess Elizabeth Damon.” A grin that would have made her fling the sheets to the side and shout “take me” had she not been so pissed at him for snooping flanked his handsome—no, not handsome!—face.
“I’m a P.I.E. eliminator. What makes you think that license is real? I could be Tess one day and Betty the next.” Tess Damon was her real name, but if anyone looked her up, they’d learn only what P.I.E. wanted them to.
Hugh continued to grin. “You don’t look like a Betty.”
“Screw you.”
“I thought we’d been over that, but I’m willing to revisit it if you—”
“I want you the hell out of this room and away from me.” Her blood boiled. Hugh Langston was goddamn annoying.

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Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett reviewed by Lisa

Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett
Title: Kindling The Moon
Series: Arcadia Bell #1
Author: Jenn Bennett
Pages: 358
Release Date: June 28th, 2011
Publisher: Pocket Books
Source: Publisher

I received a finished copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

For the last couple of months I’ve been on a search for really good Urban Fantasy books because it was one of the main genres that got me into reading… and loving to read. While I’ve had this series on my tbr pile for a very long time, I haven’t been able to get to it until now.

My initial reaction upon finishing was along the lines of WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO REEEEAD THIS?! This book was so so so gooood. I’m glad that I finally gave it a chance because I absolutely devoured this book in just one sitting.

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Arcadia Bell is this quirky, feisty, part-owner and bartender for the Tambuku Tiki Lounge. She’s also a very powerful magician, and daughter to parents who were wanted criminals but were then claimed to be dead for the last seven years, but have been on the run from the law for the murders of multiple occult leaders. In that time Cady has had very little contact with her parents and acquired a new name and persona for herself. Unfortunately things go from good to bad pretty quickly when her most wanted – presumably dead parents are spotted on camera and things come to the forefront again.

Cady then decides to take it upon herself to help clear her parents’ name – and hers – by solving the case and finding the killer. That is easier said than done though when the only possible witness is a demon. A demon she needs help in finding. Her longtime friend Father Carrow comes to her aid when she needs help in locating someone who may have knowledge of Aethyric demons. Her tells her of a man that he knows that would be more than qualified to help her but he doesn’t trust easily. He’s an Earthbound demon; his ancestors were demons who ended up stuck on earth inside of human bodies and learned to live like people did. There were obvious differences, but not visible to the human eye. Earthbounds had halos, that humans could not see – Cady could cause she’s special – and they most of the time developed a knack.

That brings us to the introduction to one of the most attractive fictional characters, ever. Lon Butler, who was kicked out of seminary school when it was discovered he was an Earthbound. Bennett describes him as having the dark looks of a pirate. He’s got this long golden blond hair and mustache and instantly you’re thinking he’s a sexy Jesus. Which sounds so wrong but it happened. Lon is a demonologist that specialises in spells of the sexual variety. And I loved seeing him and Cady interact. He’s not a very talkative guy, he’s also quite a bit older than Cady – she’s 25, he’s 42 – and he’s also a dad to a teenaged boy. An Awesome teenaged boy, Jupiter. The way Bennett wrote their coming together was so very appreciated. There was no rush, they started as barely acquaintances to friends, to being more. They were pretty cute to watch whenever they got together. Did I mention Cady was totally adorable and quirky?

Then I told Lon the first honest thing that came to mind.

“I’ve kissed an earthbound but I’ve never kissed a man with a mustache.”

Oh Lon…

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He looked at me challengingly with his arms crossed over his chest.

“Don’t think I can arouse you?” I froze. Maybe he was joking.”Or is it that you’re afraid you can’t arouse me?

Now with Lon’s help Cady is able to investigate the murders more and learn more about the demon that they’re trying to find in hopes of solving the case and clearing her parents names. Cady also learns more about Earthbounds due to Lon, and what they’re capable of. She also learns a bit more about herself. She’s got mad skills and is very well trained due to the lodge that she belongs to and its leader who treated her like she was his daughter, but all the while they were calling her the Moon Child and such nonsense, she may very well possibly be what they claimed she was, and in this book she may finally learn something about herself.

Overall I have soooo many feelings for this book. Bennett is a seriously talented writer and her storytelling skills are really well-developed. While at times it was a tad bit slow, most of the time the story moved at a rather even pace and it was a pleasure to read it. I was taken with the heroine, Cady from the very first page, I definitely loved the very quiet and stoic, Lon. I also applaud Bennett so much of the diversity that is included in this story. Major, major points to her there. Lon’s son, Jupiter is the most prominent of diverse characters as he is biracial. Also Cady’s best friend and business partner is Chinese and not a stereotype! Thank goodness for that. I enjoyed reading about them both, especially Jupiter since he is such a great kid and his dad LOVES him to bits. Also, he’s one of the very few teenaged characters that are true to life.

All in all, I enjoyed this first start to the series very much. A very engrossing and page turner of a story!

I want to give it the biggest of hugs. And I did.

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Cover Reveal: Play On by Michelle Smith

About Play On:

In the small town of Lewis Creek, baseball is everything. Especially for all-star pitcher Austin Braxton, who has a one-way ticket out of town with his scholarship to a top university. All that stands between him and a new start is one final season. But when Austin starts flunking Chemistry, his picture-perfect future is in jeopardy. A failing grade means zero playing time, and zero playing time means no scholarship.

Enter Marisa Marlowe, the new girl in town who gets a job at his momma’s flower shop. Not only is Marisa some home-schooled super-genius; she’s also a baseball fanatic and more than willing to help Austin study. As the two grow closer, there’s something about Marisa that makes Austin want more than just baseball and out of Lewis Creek — he wants a future with her. But Marisa has a past that still haunts her, one that she ran all the way to South Carolina to escape.

As Austin starts to peel back the layers of Marisa’s pain, it forces him to look beyond the façade of himself and everyone he thought he knew in his town. What he sees instead is that in a small town like Lewis Creek, maybe baseball isn’t everything—maybe it is just the thing that ties them all together.

Author Bio:

Michelle Smith writes books for teens (and adults who aren’t ashamed of their love for YA). She’s a lover of all things happy, laughs way too much, and is a complete sap. She advocates for mental health awareness, and is a strong supporter of The Trevor Project, Love is Louder, and To Write Love on Her Arms.

Michelle lives in North Carolina with her family.

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Blog Tour: Swimming to Toyko

About SWIMMING TO TOKYO:

Releases July 28, 2014 from Spencer Hill Contemporary

The rules for swimming are simple:

Rule #1: There is no lifeguard on duty.

Since her mom died three years ago, nineteen-year-old Zosia Easton’s been treading water. Living at home. Community college. Same old Saturday nights. So when her father breaks the news he’s taken a job transfer—and by the way, it means renting out the house that’s been her refuge—a summer in Tokyo feels like it just might be a chance to start swimming again.

Rule #2: Beware of unexpected currents.

Finn O’Leary has spent God knows how many years trying to drown out his past. Juvenile detention. Bad decisions. Worse choices. He’s managed to turn it around – MIT, Dean’s List, a sexier-than-thou body with a smile to match – at least on the surface. When his mom asks him to spend the summer with her, Tokyo seems as good a place as any to float through the summer.

Rule #3: Swim at your own risk.

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Seven Fun Facts About Writing SWIMMING TO TOKYO

One thing I haven’t talked very much about on this blog tour is the writing process. I’ve chosen seven things because I have a thing about lists and seven is a universally lucky number. Speaking of lucky numbers, did you know that four and nine are unlucky numbers in Japanese? In fact, some hospitals and apartment buildings in Japan won’t have room numbers four and nine, and license plates can’t have certain combinations of the two. Your fun fact for the day and now on to the writing process!

1. I originally wrote SWIMMING TO TOKYO as YA. There was even a prom scene in all of its awkwardness. Spencer Hill Contemp bought it and asked me to “age it up” to NA and the rest is history, along with that prom scene, which is probably for the best.
2. Aging up the story is harder than it sounds. The difference between a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old MC is astonishing. Everything from the level of independence to the way Zo talks to her dad is different because she’s 19.
3. I knew immediately that I wanted to name my main character Zosia, which is the Polish equivalent to Sophie. My parents are Polish (both sides) and my own Babci had a good friend named Zosia, which I always thought was a super cool name.
4. Finn was originally called Liam, but I changed his name in the editing process because it seemed like Liam was the name of the moment and I wanted him to have his “own” name. It took me awhile to imagine him as Finn, but now I can’t think of him as anything else.
5. It was important to me that Zosia and Finn’s parents were in the story. Mostlate teens and twenty-somethings have parents who are still in their lives and it was important for me to show how that relationship evolves.
6. I wrote the first draft of SWIMMING TO TOKYO in four months while I was unemployed, mostly as a way to avoid actually looking for another job.
7. The story originally ended much earlier – about four chapters earlier – until one of my critique partners wrote back and said there was no way I could end it like that. I think her exact words were, “This isn’t the end, is it? Where’s the rest of the book? There had BETTER be more to this story!”

I think Zo and Finn’s story ends in the right spot after all of that. I hope you think so, too!

Author Brenda St John BrownAuthor Bio:

Brenda St John Brown is a displaced New Yorker living in the English countryside. She hasn’t quite adapted to the idea of fireworks in November (despite now being a dual US/UK citizen), but she knows not to call trousers pants & often finds herself saying things are lovely…a word that never crossed her lips until she passed through UK immigration. She writes YA & NA fiction. When she’s not writing, Brenda loves running, reading and traveling, & talking about Greek mythology with her son.

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Cover Reveal: Letting Go by Molly McAdams

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Letting Go by Molly McAdamsLETTING GO by Molly McAdams is on-sale 11/4/2014

When Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen, they believed they’d be together forever. They never dreamed that three days before their wedding, twenty-year-old Ben would suddenly die from an unknown heart condition, destroying his would-be-bride’s world. Grey would have spent the next two years simply going through the motions if it hadn’t been for their best friend, Jagger. He’s the only one who understands her pain … the only one who knows what it’s like to force yourself to keep moving when your dreams are shattered.

While everyone else worries over Grey’s fragility, Jagger is the only one who sees her strength, and vows to always be there for her-even if it’s only as her best friend. As much as he wants Grey, he knows her heart will always be with Ben. But when Grey finds out that Jagger has loved her since before he even knew what love was, it might prove to be too much for her to handle.

Grey soon realizes their chemistry is undeniable, and they learn that admitting their feelings for each other means they’ve got to face the past. Is being together what Ben would have wanted . . . or a betrayal of his memory that will eventually destroy them both?

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Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior by Paul Goble

Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior by Paul GobleTitle: Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior
Author: Paul Goble
Release Date: June 1, 2014
Publisher: Wisdom Tales
Pages: 44
Source: ARC via Netgalley

A couple years the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian had an exhibit entitled A Song for the Horse Nation. The purpose was to showcase the influence of horses on Native American history and culture. It was a really good exhibit and the reason why I read this book that was offered on Netgalley via a read it now option.

Goble’s story is of a young boy who wants to become a young man. This is done by taking another tribe’s horse, something done at night. The story concerns men, and is simply a telling of age story that involves native culture. The pictures are marvelous; the story itself is told pretty well, if sometimes with chunks of too much text. It almost is as if the book can’t decide what it wants to be – a child’s level reader or something higher.

That aside, it is an excellent book with the romanticizing being in the introduction. There is a line about horse getting being not the same as stealing. It seems more like a defensive semantic difference than anything else. It is important to note the cultural importance of the act – the honor in the claiming of horses – but the comment feels very out of place and almost defensive. Perhaps this is fear due to the subject matter. It just seemed silly however. Like having a disclaimer before a Robin Hood story.

Still, strange line in the foreword aside, the book is really and beautifully illustrated.

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Ignite’s July Release Blast

Set fire to your passions with heart stopping suspense, adventure, and intrigue from Ignite. Each Ignite title features to-die-for heroes and kick-butt heroines on an emotional roller coaster ride toward love. With new books and new passions exploding every month, every Ignite novel is one you can’t put down until the last page is turned. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.

Today I’m happy to be featuring Ignite’s July Releases!!

Alive at 5Title: Alive at 5
Author: Linda Bond
Release Date: July 14th, 2014
Genre: Ignite Romantic Suspense

Romance. Adventure. Thrills. Murder….

Book Synopsis:

TV news reporter Samantha Steele is one panic attack away from losing her job. Future on the line and cameraman in tow, she follows her mentor on an exhilarating adventure vacation. When he dies while skydiving, her investigative instincts scream “murdered”, and lead her to gorgeous thrill-seeker Zack Hunter.

Zack is an undercover police officer investigating his uncle’s death through the same adventure vacation company. Samantha is a thorn in his side the moment they meet. Not only is she investigating the same case, but the emotionally wounded loner doesn’t want another partner, especially one whose goal is to splash evidence all over the evening news. But Samantha’s persistence is quite a turn-on, and Zack’s overpowering desire makes it harder for him to push her away.

When the killer turns his attention to Zack, Samantha might be the only one who can save him, forcing the anxiety-riddled correspondent to finally face her greatest fear.

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Author Bio: Author Linda Bond was born in San Francisco, California but spent most of her life in the south, attending middle and high school in Greenville, South Carolina and college at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

She’s worked as a television news reporter and anchor in Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, Florida. For the past fifteen years, she’s been a health reporter, sharing important information with viewers on the latest medical breakthroughs and writing emotional, human-interest stories on those who have the courage and spirit to fight for their lives.

She writes every day, under deadline, but has always loved losing herself in a good fiction story. Her love for writing fiction actually started in high school, but a thriving, busy professional life, along with five kids, kept her busy for many years.

Entangled Publishing is releasing her debut romantic adventure, Alive at 5, July 14th 2014.

She has received numerous writing awards in Romance Writer’s of America chapter contests for Alive at 5 and her other manuscripts Cuba Undercover and Glory, Glory the Majorettes are 40.

She has also won 12 Emmy awards, numerous Society of Professional Journalist, and Associated Press awards, as well as a Florida Bar award and Edward R. Murrow award.

This former baton-twirling beauty queen from the Deep South, now lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband, adopted son from Cuba, two daughters, and one stubborn Bulldog named Sanford.

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Down Among the Dead MenTitle: Down Among the Dead Men
Author: Claire Baxter
Release Date: July 14th, 2014
Genre: Romantic suspense

How far will she go to save the people she loves?

Book Synopsis:

When Caitlyn ventures into the rough, tough world of the South Australian opal fields on a mission to find her estranged father she instead discovers a half-sister she knew nothing about and learns that her father is missing and suspected of a crime.

Dale is a former city lawyer-turned-lapidary hiding out in Minagoona after death threats endanger him and his daughter. When Caitlyn approaches him for help finding her father, he’s reluctant, but attracted by her determination to right the wrongs dealt to her family. His sense of justice is very much like hers, but when his daughter’s life was threatened by men who wanted him to break the law for them, he fled to protect the child he loves.

Still the more Dale gets to know Caitlyn, the more he realizes he can’t let her go up against organized crime on her own—which is exactly what she proposes when she sets out to clear her father’s name. No matter what, he’ll do his damnedest to keep her safe—even if it means exposing himself and his daughter to the men who want to kill them…

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Author Bio: Claire Baxter writes contemporary romantic fiction. Her short stories have been published in commercial women’s magazines around the world, while her novels have been translated into 20 languages, and nominated for the Romance Writers of Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year Award, the Booksellers’ Best Awards, the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and the Cataromance Reviewers’ Choice Awards (winner, Best Harlequin Romance). Claire grew up in England, but for more than 20 years has called Australia home. She considers herself lucky to live near one of Adelaide’s beautiful beaches.

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