Sunday, February 17, 2019

SPOTLIGHT Audio - SUSPENSE - LIVING PROOF by Peter J. Thompson Narrator: Greg Tiedemann


LIVING PROOF
by Peter J. Thompson
Narrator: Greg Tiedemann
Length: 10 hours 24 minutes
Released: December 19, 2018
Publisher: Peter J. Thompson
Genre: Suspense



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Top 10 Reasons to Listen to Thriller Audiobooks by Author Peter Thompson
  1. You don’t get hand cramps from turning the pages so fast.
  2. If you are listening in the car, you will wonder how you got to your destination so fast as the time flew by.
  3. If you are listening while exercising, you don’t have to work as hard as the story keeps your pulse rate pounding.
  4. Housework becomes a joy when you are listening to a fast-paced story.
  5. Listening to a good thriller, you can have an adventure anywhere.
  6. A great thriller audiobook is like having a movie playing in your head, and it keeps your hands free to eat the popcorn.
  7. You forget about all your worries when you’re focused on a great story and your problems seem tame when faced with life and death stakes.
  8. Why watch reruns on TV when you can get totally drawn into a great thriller?
  9. There are few things more fun than being the first one to share a great story with your friends and coworkers.
  10. And the number one reason to listen to thriller audiobooks is …
  11. When you have a great thriller like Living Proof, you don’t have to put it down and can listen to it anywhere.



Government secrets. Biological weapons. Human subjects.

In a top-secret complex surrounded by miles of Texas scrubland, the United States military is working on a new form of germ warfare. Taken from homeless shelters and prisons, the subjects, discarded men and women of America, serve their country as unwilling lab rats.

Ramon Willis didn’t commit the murder that put him on death row. But he’s guilty of something worse - surviving the virus and escaping his captors. Knowing he can’t take on the corrupt system alone, there’s only one person he can turn to - Lena Dryer, the reporter who covered his case and watched him die.

With assassins dogging their trail and all their options for survival closed off, they must risk everything to bring this conspiracy to light. But time is short. When an extreme faction in the government pushes forward with the next phase of their plan, the fate of the nation hangs in the balance.
 



Profile of Ramon Willis, Protagonist of Living Proof
Ramon Willis, a wrongfully convicted death row inmate, is about to die. At thirty-two years old, he has spent nearly a third of his life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. His time on death row is now nearing an end. He’s exhausted all his appeals and there is no chance of a pardon. His execution is scheduled for the next week, but he has accepted his fate and is prepared to die. Ramon had changed a lot since being sent to prison. He was older of course, and much stronger and healthier looking, despite the starch and fat that served as a diet here. He worked out constantly in his jail cell to pass the time and improve his body. But if someone had known him before they would surely recognize him now. Ramon had a distinctive look. From his Mexican mother he’d inherited his high cheek bones and bronzed complexion. From his father he’d gotten his eyes. Deep blue eyes that caused people to do a double take. Viking eyes in an Aztec face. In other ways, he’d changed more. It was his attitude mostly. He felt different, he thought different, he acted different. Ramon believed the measure of a man was how he responded to adversity, and thought he measured up well. Death row is the end of the line. Once a man is sent there, he might as well give up his humanity at the door. It’s filled with society’s ultimate losers, and being caged together doesn’t bring out their finest qualities. But Ramon had responded to prison as a wakeup call, too late, saying his life had to change. He wasn’t the same person he’d been ten years ago when he first entered this prison. Not that it mattered, they were about to kill an innocent man. But this was before he met Lena Dryer, the reporter doing a story on the workings of the Texas death row system. Before he’d sensed a connection with her, a deep understanding. This was before Dr. Meeks, the prison doctor, examined him, and he’d sensed something wasn’t right. Ramon thinks this is his final week, but his execution is just the beginning of his story. 

Peter Thompson grew up on the east side of Chicago, in the shadow of the steel mills where the air was sooty and smelled of sulfur. His life wasn’t always so gritty, but the grit and realism finds its way into his thrillers. He has always loved stories of every kind, and one of his joys is finding a way to get inside character’s heads, seeing the world as they see it and feeling their triumphs, pain, and fear. He visualizes his characters when he writes, and they are larger than life in the big screen of his imagination. Before pursuing his passion and becoming a full-time author, he tried his hand at everything from factory work, breaking cement in a construction crew, running his own pizza shop, and he was a well-regarded presence in the mortgage industry for nearly thirty years. When he isn’t writing, Peter loves, spicy food, live music, and exciting and thought-provoking books and movies. He is a fitness buff who loves to spend time with his grown sons and is looking forward to traveling the world and seeking adventures with his lovely partner. To get in touch, find out more about future projects, please stop by www.authorpeterthompson.com. Sign up for his reading list to find out about new releases and receive free perks.
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Narrator Bio  

Gary Tiedemann is a full-time voice-actor and narrator of audiobooks, with over 60 unabridged titles narrated and counting. He has voiced countless commercials and multimedia productions in addition to spending over 10 years on stage performing improv, sketch comedy and original works of theatre. Gary is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans. He currently splits his time between Florida and Chicago. See more at www.garytiedemann.com
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Friday, February 15, 2019

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - CONTEMPORARY - Still Not Love by Nicole Snow

Still Not Love 

by Nicole Snow 

Publication date: February 13th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance





BLURB
Not the heck again. I’ve had my alpha-jerkface fix.

Now he’s my sworn protector…

I’m about to go nuclear.

Yet I have to smile and pretend I won’t slap him into the next century.

James Nobel and I have history.

Raging hearts. Dueling kisses. Firestorm nights.

A man like him breaks laws with that suit and that smirk.

How could I ever forget my first?

Or pelting an Adonis with balled up love notes in class?

We were young and dumb and lied about forever.

Spoiler alert: he did the lying. Then he disappeared.

Maybe I always wanted to know why, but not like this.

James, my personal bodyguard.

James, my flipping bunkmate in a luxury cabin for newlyweds.

James, who still makes me crave one more night of bad decisions.

Even worse, we’re snowed in with my VIP father and his scary friends.

It’s a date with chaos. And Mr. Hell No Hero-Man makes me do the asking.

What if there’s more to us than scalding banter and I-hate-you glares?

What if there’s still – do I have to say it – love?

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow – a category five enemies-to-lovers swoon-storm. Watch what happens when irresistible alpha charmer has to fight to win back the woman who got away. Full length romance novel with a Happily Ever After squeal or ten.
EXCERPT:
Faye’s Point of View (our heroine)
I’m still mulling my career prospects when a new shape catches my eye. I suck in a deep, trembling breath.
There. It’s him.
The driver’s side door of the lead SUV opens, and even the way the door opens reminds me of those meticulous, careful movements, like he’s aware constantly that his own body is a blade and with the slightest wrong movement, he could destroy an innocent bystander.
It’s an instant slug to my gut. Something between hate and sad and longing.
Even dressed for the weather in black gloves and a thick jacket over his suit, he’s neat and crisp and so perfectly put together. That subtle air of menace around him always reminds me exactly why girls always love those sinister, elegant, wickedly sadistic movie villains.
It’s not just that he looks like he could kill a man with his pinky finger.
It’s that he looks like he could twist your body up into a million knots without even trying, and then smile in that slow, serpentine way he has as you explode into stars everywhere and completely fall apart. He could be Lucifer himself, fallen angel and master of hell. Or maybe just the quintessential bad boy.
Unfortunately for me, the way my lungs pull tight and the heat in the pit of my belly, tells me far too well how true that is.
James Nobel is dangerous in more ways than one.
He’s a complete and utter demon in bed, and he’ll make you develop kinks you didn’t realize were possible. My toes scrunch and I’m instinctively biting my lip.
I had no idea, until one fateful night on a training mission, that I apparently have a thing for lying naked and vulnerable under a fully-dressed man in a three-piece suit, while he strokes every inch of my body, slips his fingers inside me, works me into a fever, and then leaves me breathless and hovering on the edge.
Refusing to bring me over the edge until I admit in broken, gasping whispers that I need him, crave him, can’t live another second without his fire.
He’s got such sensitive hands, too. Hands that can play a woman’s body the same way he plays piano keys…and he used them ruthlessly.
Until I came completely undone. Always after I thought I’d gotten under his skin and broken his control.
Instead, I’d only learned he was just as good at controlling my body as he is at controlling his own.









Author Info
Nicole Snow is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. She found her love of writing by hashing out love scenes on lunch breaks and plotting her great escape from boardrooms. Her work roared onto the indie romance scene in 2014 with her Grizzlies MC series. 
Since then Snow aims for the very best in growly, heart-of-gold alpha heroes, unbelievable suspense, and swoon storms aplenty.
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SPOTLIGHT - The Unborn Series by Amber Lynn Natusch


The Unborn Series
by Amber Lynn Natusch
Publisher: 47North
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance




From UNBORN, the first installment in the series…
BORN INTO MYSTERY.  SHACKLED TO DARKNESS.




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Khara has spent centuries discovering everything about the Underworld―except her place in it. But when she’s ripped from her home, solving the riddle of her origins becomes more important than ever. With evil stalking her through the dark alleys of Detroit, she finds salvation from an unlikely source: a group of immortal warriors sworn to protect the city. Khara needs their help to unravel the tangled secrets of who and what she is—secrets many seem willing to kill for. But time is running out, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer necessity binds her to an arrogant fallen angel.

Can their shaky alliance withstand that which threatens her, or will her soul fall victim to the unholy forces that hunt her―those that seek the Unborn?


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AMBER LYNN NATUSCH is the author of the bestselling Caged series for adults. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, and is still deeply attached to her Canadian roots. She loves to dance and practice Muay Thai―but spends most of her time running a chiropractic practice with her husband, raising two young children, and attempting to write when she can lock herself in the bathroom for ten minutes of peace. Dare You to Lie is her debut YA novel with Tor Teen.
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SPOTLIGHT Audio w/INTERVIEW - EPIC FANTASY - VENGEANCE (Darkhurst, #2) by Gail Z. Martin

VENGEANCE
Darkhurst, #2
by Gail Z. Martin
Narrator: Will Damron
Length: 19 hours 58 minutes
Released: August 31st 2018
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Genre: Epic Fantasy
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Gail Z. Martin's Top 10 Reasons to be a Monster Hunter
  1. You have a reason to own really cool, unusual weapons
  2. You don’t have to get up early in the morning, because most monsters come out at night.
  3. You’ll meet the most interesting people—dead or alive
  4. Rules for normal people don’t apply to you
  5. You’ll get really good at picking locks and sneaking into crypts.
  6. Some of your allies may not be entirely human.
  7. You’ll get good with magic—and explosives
  8. You’ll always have the best stories to tell at the pub.
  9. Scars are sexy.
  10. You’ll save lives, and maybe the world, even if no one else ever knows it


Fighting the monsters that killed their family and friends cost undertaker brothers Corran and Rigan Valmonde their home and livelihood and made them wanted men - but the worst is yet to come.

The city-state of Ravenwood is wealthy, powerful, and corrupt. Merchant princes and guild masters wager fortunes to outmaneuver league rivals for the king's favor and the best trading terms. Ambitious and ruthless leaders use betrayal and assassination to gain their ends. Blood magic conjures monsters to further the goals of the ruling class, and the price of stolen power is paid for by the deaths of commoners. Now, the fate of Ravenwood hangs in the balance as rival city-states maneuver to gain advantage.

When Corran and Rigan and their friends became outlaw monster hunters and fled beyond the walls of Ravenwood City, they thought they had defeated the source of the abominations that killed so many of their friends and loved ones. But the more successful they become at destroying the creatures, the more they realize a greater evil is at work - larger and more monstrous than they ever could imagine....

 

Profile of Corran Valmonde, protagonist of Vengeance
Corran Valmonde is the oldest of the brothers, not yet twenty-one and forced to step into the role of provider and protector after the deaths of their parents. He’s an undertaker by trade, a hereditary profession, so the family business falls to him, as well as training Rigan. Their mother was killed by the monsters that roam the city, and their father was beaten to death by the corrupt city guards. Corran’s betrothed, Jora, and other friends also fell prey to the creatures, which the guards refuse to do anything about, but stop the citizens from hunting. Corran and his friends become illegal monster hunters, risking their lives and livelihoods to stop the mayhem. Rigan Valmonde is two years younger than Corran. He’s done his best to pitch in and help carry the load since their parents died. Then he discovered that he’d inherited their mother’s forbidden magic, and Rigan has struggled to learn how to use his power without accidentally hurting anyone, while trying to avoid the notice of the guards. Polly is fourteen, a street-wise and world-weary runaway who is part of Corran and Rigan’s ‘found family’ of outlaws. Polly is quick with a knife and sharp with her wit. She can take care of herself, but just as importantly, she poses a deadly threat to anyone who threatens those she considers to be her kin.


Q&A with Corran Valmonde, protagonist of Vengeance
  • Have things gotten better, now that you’re outside the walls of the city?
    • Yes and no. We’ve gotten some breathing space, hiding in abandoned monasteries, and we’ve outrun the guards—so far. But they’re never far behind, and we have to keep moving. Still, we fight the monsters on our own terms, and we’re protecting the villagers and farmers. So it’s a job that needs to be done, and I guess we’re the ones to do it.
  • Do you miss being an undertaker?
    • Oddly enough, yes. The grave magic that Rigan and I use to send souls to the After makes it possible to assure that the dead rest as easily as they can. That made a difference to the families who paid us to take care of their loved ones. It’s not a fancy job, but I believe it’s honest and important work. Out here, on the run, we sometimes still take care of a burial, when the situation arises. That’s when I know that the business doesn’t just run in the family—it’s a part of me. If and when we ever get to settle down again and give up hunting, I think Rigan and I will be undertakers again.
  • Did you ever think you’d be an outlaw?
    • I became an outlaw when I chose to hunt the monsters, since hunting is against the king’s law. But I didn’t see that there was a choice, since we lost so many people to the creatures and the guards wouldn’t do anything. Now we know why. I wish that none of the deaths that led us here had happened. But they did, and someone needed to do something to stop the killing. We stepped up to the challenge, and being an outlaw came with it.
  • How do you feel about Rigan’s magic?
    • I’ve never been afraid of Rigan, but I have been afraid for him. Magic is illegal in Donderath, except for the priests or the pet mages of the aristocracy. I wouldn’t wish either situation on Rigan. He’s done his best to learn how to control his power, how to use it to fight monsters and protect people. It’s cost him a lot, and nearly killed him more than once. I know that officially, magic is supposed to be wrong. But Rigan’s my brother, and the magic is a part of him—just as it was from our mother and grandmother. Wrong or right, he’s my brother, and anyone who wants to hurt him has to come through me, first.

Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria. Together with Larry N. Martin, she is the co-author of Iron & Blood, Storm & Fury (both Steampunk/alternate history), and the Spells Salt and Steel comedic horror series. Newest titles include Tangled Web, Vengeance, The Dark Road, and Assassin’s Honor. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, with her Witchbane and Badlands series
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Narrator Bio
Will Damron is an Audie Award-winning narrator, as well as a three-time Voice Arts Award-winner, who has recorded books in genres ranging from thriller to fantasy, young adult, nonfiction, romance, memoir, and more. He has performed Off-Broadway and in regional theater throughout New England and his native Virginia, and is also a published fiction author. He lives in Los Angeles.
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