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jill-edmondson-bookBlood and Groom by Jill Edmondson
Genre: Mystery
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“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something dead!” And: “Always a bridesmaid, never a suspect.”

This is the first in a series.  Books 2 and 3 have been published.  Book 4 is on the way.

The books have been optioned for development as a TV series.

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00036]WHITE HEAT by Paul D. Marks
Genre: Noir Mystery Thriller
Price: $0.99 for the month of April only
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P.I. Duke Rogers finds himself in a combustible situation in this racially charged thriller. His case might have to wait… The immediate problem: getting out of South Central Los Angeles in one piece during the 1992 “Rodney King” riots and that’s just the beginning of his problems.

While Duke tracks down the killer he must also deal with the racism of his partner, Jack, and from Warren, the murder victim’s brother. He must also confront his own possible latent racism – even as he’s in an interracial relationship with the dead woman’s sister.

What they’re saying about it:

White Heat is a “…taut crime yarn set in 1992 against the turmoil of the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of the police officers charged with assaulting motorist Rodney King…. the author ably evokes the chaos that erupted after the Rodney King verdict.”–Publishers Weekly

WHITE HEAT CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2012:  Rosa St. Claire at Examiner.com just named White Heat one of the best fiction books of 2012, along with Megan Abbott’s Dare Me, Blind Night by Michael W. Sherer, Merry Christmas, Alex Crossby James Patterson, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling and a handful of others. (examiner.com/review/best-fiction-books-of-2012-and-new-titles-for-2013)

“White Heat” is a riveting read of mystery, much recommended. ­­–Midwest Book Review

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CampSunshineFinalBlueCamp Sunshine by Ruth Francisco
Genre: Historical Novel/Mystery
Price: $3.99
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As the United States enters World War II, military commanders send their best officers to set up an amphibious training camp on Florida’s desolate Gulf coast. Major Occam Goodwin anticipates challenges—swamps, snakes, alligators, hurricanes—and the daunting task of turning twenty thousand green recruits into warriors. But when his surveyors discover a murdered black family deep in the forest, he must dance delicately around military politics, and a race war that threatens the entire war effort.
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Here, in this harsh but mystically beautiful land, young recruits test themselves to the limit in love and combat; politicos and tycoons offer aid with one eye to profit; women patrol the coast on horseback, looking for German subs; a postmaster’s daughter, the only child on base, inspires thousands; a determined woman bravely holds together her family and the emotional soul of the camp. Amid tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the soldiers and their country hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to find his destiny.
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Based on the true story of Camp Gordon Johnston, this novel is about young men on the brink of war, and a country on the brink of civil rights, a tale of soldiers and officers, daughters and mothers, death and redemption, and a man unyielding in his integrity, compassion, and struggle for justice.

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Silent Symmetry cover lo-resSilent Symmetry by JB Dutton
Genre: YA mystery-fantasy love story
Price: Currently FREE!
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The Embodied glide through the busy streets of New York, uttering barely a sound.

Their eerie beauty comes from their perfect symmetry. Male, female, old, young…their faces are always absolutely symmetrical. Are they flawless humans, the epitome of evolution? Are they a genetically modified super-race? Are they extra-terrestrials? Once prep school student Kari Marriner becomes aware of their existence, she is driven to find the answer and finds herself ensnared in a web that reaches further than she could possibly have imagined.

Kari’s earliest memory is her father’s death in a car crash back in small-town Wisconsin. Now, 12 years later, her mother has been hired by a pseudo-religious organization in Manhattan called the Temple of Truth (a.k.a. the ToT). At Chelsea Prep, Kari develops a crush on classmate Cruz. But when she realizes that Noon, another attractive guy at school, is involved with the ToT, her curiosity gets the better of her.

Kari stumbles upon a secret tunnel leading from her apartment to another in the building, where an ancient book holds images she can scarcely believe, and a cavernous room contains… something inexplicable. As Kari pieces together the incredible evidence, she discovers that the ToT is run by other-worldly beings called The Embodied who influence human behavior and have established a global long-term human breeding program. But why? And what is her role in all this?
Just as she starts wondering whether the love she feels for Cruz is genuine or if her emotions are being controlled by The

Embodied, her mother is kidnapped and Kari has to figure out who is human, who is Embodied, and who she can count on to help rescue her mother.

Silent Symmetry is the exciting first novel in JB Dutton’s EMBODIED trilogy. The second installment, Starley’s Rust, will be published in late 2013.

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“This is a fantasy of splendid proportions and the remaining two novels in this series not only have a lot to live up to but equally have a magnificent foundation from which to build on.”

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First_KillFirst Kill (Chalice: Back Story #1) by Lawrence Kelter
Type: Novella
Genre: Mystery: Women Sleuth, Police Procedural
Price: $0.99
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Chalice is back, and she’s accomplished what women all over the world have always dreamed of: she’s gotten younger. The Back Stories feature NYPD Detective Stephanie Chalice in the days before you first met her. She’s righteous, rambunctious, and oh so ready . . . for anything.
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A woman is dead, a suspect is in custody, and the case seems ironclad, but all is not as it appears. Chalice soon finds herself embroiled in a deadly game of fraud, conspiracy, and deception. The body count is about to rise and the only thing standing between the murderer and his next victim is a headstrong rookie detective with a sixth sense for solving crime.

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theaThea Gallas Always Gets Her Man by Kristen Panzer
Genre: Mystery
Price: $2.99 
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When neighbor Roy Groody goes missing, aspiring lactation consultant Thea Gallas cuts her teeth on her first real mystery. Roy’s wife Dolores tells everyone Roy left her, which satisfies the authorities. Case closed. But why is Dolores digging in the back yard?
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“Move over Stephanie Plum! There’s a new sherriff in town: Thea Gallas!” “Is Thea Gallas our next Precious Ramotswe of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency?” “Kristen Panzer is the Patricia Cornwell of IBCLC boobie books!” “We are all awaiting Kristen Panzer’s next titillating thriller. Pun intended!”

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cursesxCURSES! by J.A. Kazimer
Genre: Urban fantasy/mystery
Price: $2.99
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I’m no hero.  In fact, up until a couple of days ago, I was the villain. Kidnapped  maidens, scared kids, stole magic tchotchkes—until I got into a little  scrape with the union. Now I’m cursed with the worst fate in New Never  City—no matter what I do, I gotta be nice.

So when a head-case princess  named Asia barges into my apartment and asks me to find out who whacked  her stepsister, Cinderella, I have no choice but to help her. And I’m  more than willing to head back to her parents’ castle and do some  investigating if it means I can get into her black leather cat suit.  Except this twisted sister has a family nutty enough to send the Biggest Baddest Wolf running for the hills—and a freaky little curse of her  own. . .

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“More than f***ed-up. Demented. Hilarious.” —Mario Acevedo, author of Werewolf Smackdown

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chasingChasing Amanda by Melissa Foster
Genre: Mystery
Price: $2.99
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An emotional read that tests the strength of one’s own ability to deal with a parent’s worst nightmare.
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Nine years ago, Molly Tanner witnessed a young girl’s abduction in the busy city of Philadelphia, shifting her occasional clairvoyance into overdrive. Two days later, the girl’s body was found, and Molly’s life fell apart. Consumed by guilt for not acting upon her visions, and on the brink of losing her family, Molly escaped the torturous reminders in the city, fleeing to the safety of the close-knit rural community of Boyds, Maryland.
Molly’s life is back on track, her son has begun college, and she and her husband have finally rekindled their relationship. Their fresh start is shattered when a seven-year-old girl disappears from a local park near Molly’s home. Unable to turn her back on another child and troubled by memories of the past, Molly sets out to find her, jeopardizing the marriage she’d fought so hard to hold together. While unearthing clues and struggling to decipher her visions, Molly discovers another side of Boyds, where the residents–and the land itself–hold potentially lethal secrets, and exposes another side of her husband, one that threatens to tear them apart.
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“Secrets make this tale outstanding.” Hagerstown Magazine
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“Great mix of suspense, paranormal, and character.” –NYT Bestselling Author, Joni Rodgers
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“…compelling, character-driven mystery with a paranormal edge.” –Honest Indie Book Reviews

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eyesdieThe Eyes Die Last by Teri Riggs
Type: Novella
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Price: 2.99
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The Las Vegas Mayoral race is heating up, and the incumbent doesn’t have a prayer. Wealthy real estate speculator Nick Campenelli, who wants to  legalize prostitution in Clark County, and former pastor Louis St.  Louis, running on a ‘clean-up-Vegas-by-getting-rid-of-the-whores’  platform, are the front runners.
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They’re also front runners on  the suspect list for a string of murders. Kennedy O’Brien, four-year  detective with cop blood running in her veins, and her partner Wilder “Wild Thing” James, a veteran, are determined to find the man who’s  murdering prostitutes who work the wrong side of the street, and they  don’t care how important or politically active he is.
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The killer  is a man with a mission. He stalks the women before he kills them,  leaving a “BEFORE” photo on their bodies, and sending an “AFTER” shot to the local news hound. Ed Hershey, an aging newscaster with just the  right amount of grey in his hair, is determined to turn this story into a network gig, and his interference, along with the LVTVS legal team, are making Kennedy and Wilder look bad. Campenelli’s good looks and charm,  and St. Louis’ vitriolic hatred of prostitutes are muddying the waters  too, and now the killer seems to have taken a liking to Kennedy.
So the big question remains. Can she get him before he gets her?

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vierwA View to Die For by Richard Houston
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Price: 99 cents
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If you’re in the mood for a gripping mystery/ suspense book, then  Richard Houston’s debut novel, “A View to Die For”, is the right choice  for you. The author proves his talent by offering the readers an  engaging plot, likeable characters and an intricate puzzle that will  keep them on edge, because nothing is what it seems and discovering the  real criminal is not an easy task.

Jacob Martin is an  unemployed software engineer who lives with Fred, his beloved Golden  Retriever, and dreams of becoming a novelist. When his mother calls to  tell him that his sister, Megan, has been arrested for killing her  fourth husband, Jake knows that he needs to take Fred and go to his  sister’s rescue. For the local DA and sheriff everything is clear  because Megan is known for collecting her husbands’ life insurance  policies and the last one is worth a million dollars. Their mother  insists Mike committed suicide, but this supposition might be very far  from the truth. Jake is determined to take matters into his own hands  and find the criminal before his family has even more to suffer. From  illegal entry to computer hacking and surveillance camera sabotage, Jake is willing to do anything to prove Megan’s innocence.
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“A View  to Die For” is that kind of mystery novel that puts ordinary people in  extraordinary situations, which makes you truly relate to the  characters. My favorite was Jacob Martin, and not only because he is a  dog person. Jake is witty, generous, loyal, he loves his family and is  smarter than any detective. You can count on him to solve this case and  clear his sister’s reputation. He makes a great team with Fred and is  always concerned about the dog’s well-being, which is incredibly sweet.  There’s no doubt you’ll love Jake from the very first pages.”
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“Richard Houston knows how to build up suspense, so you will find this book  impossible to put down. The good thing is that you’ll forget about  everything for a couple of hours. The bad thing is that you’ll have to  be patient until the author publishes the next novel in the Jacob Martin series. When you enjoy the first book so much, this never happens fast  enough.”

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