Tuesday, August 31, 2021

"FOR FANS OF THE HUNGER GAMES AND DIVERGENT COMES A STORY THAT WILL HAVE YOU TURNING PAGES LONG PAST YOUR BEDTIME. YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR NEW OBSESSION." - TEGEN JUSTICE (BOOK 2) BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS

 


Having Embraced Her New Existence, Sara Jones Fights To Destroy A Criminal Empire
˃˃˃ Armed With New Skills And An Alias, Sara Tracks Her Nefarious Criminal Prey To New Orleans
˃˃˃ For fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent comes a story that will have you turning pages long past your bedtime. You have found your new obsession.

Along with her newly acquired skills of spider-climbing agility, self-healing powers, and the ability to eject poisonous needles came the haunting need to consume blood and flesh tainted by Tegen deadly spiders.

But before she can fully execute her plan to wipe out that criminal element, she encounters her former lover, an out of control Tegen, and the repercussions of disobeying Tegen rules. Death and mayhem ensue as Sara tries to outrun and outsmart an enemy she knows all too well.


Critical Acclaim for the Tegen Series 

 

  • Maxy Awards Winner ~ Best SciFi - Fantasy
  • London Book Festival ~ Honorable Mention ~ Fiction
  • Readers' Favorite 2017 International Book Award Finalist ~ Fiction - Horror
  • Halloween Book Festival ~ Award Winner ~ Horror

"Action anyone? It never ends in Goss's sci-fi crime thriller, every page is worth reading." - Maxy Awards ★★★★★
"This book is a page turner. Drug running. Organized crime. Murder. Mayhem, love and lust." -Wanda, WaAr ★★★★★
"This is a sci-fi-gang crime busting thriller which is crisply written,well edited and fast paced." Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
"spectacular and action packed thriller novel." -James Verne ★★★★★

"This book has non-stop, on the edge of your seat action, and will keep readers obsessively reading from the very first page until the very last."-Chris Fischer, Readers' Favorite Reviewer ★★★★★

AMAZON

"MARTA MORAN BISHOP IS STUNNINGLY TALENTED. THIS WONDERFUL BOOK IS NOT ONLY CHARMING, BUT IT HOLDS A BIT OF MAGIC ON EACH PAGE ... THE KIND OF MAGIC OF DAYS GONE BY.” WEE THREE: A MOTHER'S LOVE IN VERSE

 


A book of short stories written in verse from a child's perspective that can be read and enjoyed by young and old alike. "Marta Moran Bishop is stunningly talented. This wonderful book is not only charming, but it holds a bit of magic on each page ... the kind of magic of days gone by. The beautifully rendered prose urges us to remember, to close our eyes and revisit slower days, childhood days, when there were no cell phones or computers to distract us from seeing the wonders in nature and the world of make-believe..." - Beth Hoffman, Author of NY Times Best Seller, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt "...Throughout the pages of Wee Three, author Marta Moran Bishop takes the reader on a poetic trip back in time to the simpler, carefree years of our youth, when nothing was more important than chasing bumblebees or taking jovial walks through the snow...
Kudos to Bishop for highlighting the essence of innocence in such fun-filled, comprehensive fashion." - Wendy Paulson - Apex Reviews Recapture the pure joy of life when one's imagination was the key to play.


J. C. Powelson
5.0 out of 5 stars "Wee Three" is Chock Full of Charm!

"Wee Three" is a wonderful collection of poems that will inspire children's imaginations. These poems are written in rhyming verse and will delight readers of any age.


As a child, I grew up roaming the farm and spent much time playing and working outside, so I especially enjoyed the poems about plants and animals. These poems do a splendid job of evoking childhood memories, and today's children can certainly benefit from simple, old fashioned fun.

I loved the poem about chicken pox and realized that my own young daughters will never catch this once common childhood disease. It is these little things in life that can be the most important, and I believe that Ms. Bishop has captured the essence of childhood with this sweet collection. The poems are catchy and make reading them an excellent exercise for early readers. Most of the poems are relatively short, so even the most fidgety children can sit still to read or listen to one of these entertaining poems. Though short in length, these poems are long on content and are a great read for all children, or even adults who once were children. Check out "Wee Three", and you won't be disappointed!


FROM THE COURT OF HENRY VIII - TO JACK THE RIPPER - THE MANSON FAMILY - FOLLOW THE LIVES OF 5 WOMEN AS THEY ARE REINCARNATED. WHO WILL ESCAPE, WHO WILL NOT? A NOVEL BY FRANKI DEMERLE


Five Flowers is the story of five women who find themselves drawn together through several lifetimes. The challenges they face deal with love, betrayal and finding their way to personal independence. What is the strange attraction they feel toward the sinister man around whom they orbit like satellites? Which of them will break free, and which will fall victim to him again and again?


Franki deMerle has rapidly become one of my favorite authors. I love her character portrayal and the depth she is able to pull out of each of them. It fascinates me to follow each character through lifetime after lifetime as their souls attempt to learn the lessons they failed at in the past.

This is one of my favorites for it takes one through some of the most fascinating and devilish periods of history.
In her book Five Flowers we follow six characters, five of them women from the court of Henry the VIII through encounters with Jack the Ripper and finally to a Charles Manson like scenario. It is a book I could not put down as it drew me deeper and deeper into the lives, hearts, minds, and souls of the story.

The writing is rich in detail, the characters deep, and the plot well research and brilliantly depicted.
I highly recommend this book.


I was swept away while reading Five Flowers into the court of Henry III, and then on to the horrors of Jack the Ripper, and the Manson Family. As I followed the lives of five women who reincarnated through these times, I wondered who would finally break the cycle, and who would not. Highly recommend this well researched novel with deep character development and brilliantly depicted by Ms. deMerle.



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IT CAN ALSO BE EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. MY WALK WITH VIRGINIA WAS LIFE CHANGING. IT WAS UNEXPECTED. IT WAS CHALLENGING. IT WAS FRUSTRATING & CONFUSING. A WALK WITH VIRGINIA: THE BLESSINGS AND BLUNDERS OF CAREGIVING A MEMOIR BY JILL ZAPATA


To walk with another person can be as mundane as putting on one's socks and shoes, or it can be a twisting, turning, life-changing journey into unknown territory. It can also be everything in between. My walk with Virginia was life-changing. It was unexpected. It was challenging. It was frustrating and confusing. We had highs, and we had lows. Thankfully, it was also awe-inspiring and extraordinary.


Have you ever been a caregiver for a family member or a friend? Is it, perhaps, on the horizon of your life? Or maybe you cannot yet see the horizon. Make no mistake, it is not a question of love, whether to provide much needed and potentially long-term care. It is a question of necessity. Love, and devotion born out of love, are the firmly rooted footings on which you stand when providing this necessary care. Humor is the grab bar you grip tightly when the ground below you begins to shake or shift. Patience is paramount. I survived it, and you can, too. I believe I am a better person having had the experience.

My story is a true account of my caregiving experience with my mother-in-law. It lasted only a few short years and, in that time, carved such deep and permanent remembrances too good not to share. Some would ask, "why share something so personal?", and my reply would be, "why not?". Life is so much sweeter when shared with others. I hope you find comfort, a little guidance perhaps, enjoy a few laughs, and chew on some 'food for thought' as you journey with Virginia and I through the blessings and blunders of Caregiving!

Robert W Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! A great read!
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2021
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If you are a caregiver or just want a little inside look into how one person handled that difficult position with love and created great memories A Walk With Virginia is the book for you!

M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet
5.0 out of 5 stars A HEARTWARMING, COMPASIONATE LOOK AT LIFE AS A CARETAKER
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2021
I just finished reading the most heartwarming, compassionate memoir by Jill Zapata ‘A Walk With Virginia.’ In it, Ms. Zapata recounts her time spent as a caretaker for her future mother-in-law Virginia.
Having spent time as a caretaker for my mother, I can attest that there are both the funny, as well as those that were heartbreaking, confusing, and yet as Ms. Zapata puts it a ‘fellow feeling’ happens that can only be, between those who you have spent the time as their caretaker.
For as they lose their mobility, ability to do things they once could, and sometimes even their ability to communicate, or hold onto a thought, or activity for long, they become not only your friend, but your child, and no relationship can you ever be quite as close to another, as you do when you become a caretaker.
Yes, it is at times challenging, emotional, frustrating, and difficult, but the joys, and laughter lives on in us so much longer than those harder memories.
I loved this book and shall be one I reread over the years.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

THIS BOOK FOLLOWS IN THE GREATEST TRADITIONS OF MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE, AND BLACK BEAUTY, DELVING INTO THE MAGNANIMOUS, YET SOMETIMES DAUNTING EMOTIONS IN THAT RARE, FINE PLACE WHERE HUMANS AND HORSES MEET.


Winnie Award Winner at the Equus Film Festival. Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal is the story of one little foals fight for survival after being taken from his mother within hours of his birth. Dinky, takes us on a poignant trip through the heart and mind of an animal, who was born for the sole purpose of producing milk in the mare. In the elite world of horses, Dinky was considered a by-product, a ‘junk foal. ’Dinky’s story will resonate with animal lovers, as well as anyone who has adopted. Although a horse, his story has been called an adoption story. The reader can follow him through the heartbreak, cruelty, loneliness, and finally to happiness in his forever home. His story is based on true events. Each event from the moment the author met Dinky actually happened, though it is the author’s interpretation of what he might have been thinking and feeling during the occasions described in his story. His early life which is unknown has been fictionalized by the author and constructed through research and imagination. There are many wonderful animal rescue leagues, many are very empathic to these young animals, though some are not. Since Ms. Bishop has no knowledge of Dinky’s early days she used the latter to enhance the strength of his story. It will break your heart, open your eyes, lift you up, and teach you much about horses. It is suitable for all ages.


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

ENTER THE REALM OF THE UNSEEN, THE UNKNOWN, THE CREEPY, & OTHER WORLDS IN BEYOND THE VEIL, AN ANTHOLOGY BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP, PATRICIA MORAN, ROMAN NYLE, & PAT MARSDEN


 From the Roman Nyle's psychopathic killer with extraordinary powers, to true ghost stories, and stories that leave you wondering, if there is a place for everybody or if some are really just lost in their own minds, you will find that story in this collection of short stories by Patricia Moran, Marta Moran Bishop, Roman Nyle, and Marsden.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read

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Thoroughly enjoyed this collection of short stories. Most were different from the usual paranormal stories as they ended leaving the reader to decide what will happen. Fun and entertaining.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

AS A CHILD, SAND REMEMBERED LIVING BEFORE. SHE REMEMBERED HER DEATH IN DACHAU - DECEPTION PAST BY FRANKI DEMERLE - IS A STORY OF BETRAYAL AND FORGIVENESS.


As a child, Sand remembered living before. She remembered her death in Dachau, but she didn't have a name for her past life identity until a former friend claimed it as her own. She is haunted by her past death and recurring premonition of another death to come as she grows up in Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and early US spaceflight. Her past life memories put her in conflict with the religious beliefs of mainstream society. The convergence of conflicting cultures results in race riots at the high school Sand attends. Sand's friend, Chrissie, remembers writing poetry in 19th century Amherst, Massachusetts, as Emily Dickinson. After Sand graduates from college and goes to work for a local newspaper, her childhood premonition of another death comes true. Meanwhile, a package that she has kept a secret suddenly resurfaces, but what does it mean? She discovers that her next door neighbor, a rising rock star, is a bigamist. Sand's story is told by Brenda Campbell, who is the daughter of the bigamist rock star, through the symbolism of her Tarot cards. Deception Past is a story of betrayal and forgiveness.


Matt

5.0 out of 5 stars Packs a powerful punch~
It opens in the present in the year of 2007 to set up the events that begin in 1958, beginning the story of Sand (Sandy) when she is four years old. Entries go back to the current time with Brenda, then back in time to Sand. They also touch back even further in time with Sand's dreams, and those identities that the characters embrace. It was very interesting to see how the paths crossed and the past caught up to the present and the effects.
While reading, it was interesting for me to see how I felt a bond with Sand on her view of the world. She seems to follow her own heart and mind and refuses to allow those in her life influence her. She is open with her thoughts and ideas with a few select friends, but only to a degree.
While it is summarized as `a story of betrayal and forgiveness', I felt there was so much more. The symbolism is quite apparent throughout the tale, and not just with what each Major Arana of the Tarot represents (for each chapter). There are awareness lessons that can be learned and applied by the reader in daily life if they so choose to see them. I found that I was very involved in this story as I was searching to connect the dots of the past and to see if peace within could be attained for the characters. A very great story that sweeps you along the way.

I decided to read this work as I, like many I know, harbor an interest in Tarot and Regression Therapy (Past Life experiences). The story has a few main characters, aside from `Brenda' whom is telling the story of Sand. I personally found that I enjoyed the spanned time-frame with historic events and Sand's view on them.


M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet

5.0 out of 5 stars THOUGHT PROVOKING LOOK INTO LIFE, DEATH, AND HUMAN NATURE
Franki deMerle, wrote one of the most thought provoking books I have read in a long time. Deception Past made you think about society, history, and the tendency we as humans have of deceiving ourselves throughout our life. It covers birth, death, and reincarnation, leaving one wondering about life, death, and our purpose here on this earth. I highly recommend this book to everyone who is interested in human nature or just interesting thoughts. Kudos to Ms. deMerle for her courage in taking on such a interesting subject.


A WALK WITH VIRGINIA - A MEMOIR BY JILL ZAPATA WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART TO IT'S CORE!

 

To walk with another person can be as mundane as putting on one's socks and shoes, or it can be a twisting, turning, life-changing journey into unknown territory. It can also be everything in between. My walk with Virginia was life-changing. It was unexpected. It was challenging. It was frustrating and confusing. We had highs, and we had lows. Thankfully, it was also awe-inspiring and extraordinary.
Have you ever been a caregiver for a family member or a friend? Is it, perhaps, on the horizon of your life? Or maybe you cannot yet see the horizon. Make no mistake, it is not a question of love, whether to provide much needed and potentially long-term care. It is a question of necessity. Love, and devotion born out of love, are the firmly rooted footings on which you stand when providing this necessary care. Humor is the grab bar you grip tightly when the ground below you begins to shake or shift. Patience is paramount. I survived it, and you can, too. I believe I am a better person having had the experience.


My story is a true account of my caregiving experience with my mother-in-law. It lasted only a few short years and, in that time, carved such deep and permanent remembrances too good not to share. Some would ask, "why share something so personal?", and my reply would be, "why not?". Life is so much sweeter when shared with others. I hope you find comfort, a little guidance perhaps, enjoy a few laughs, and chew on some 'food for thought' as you journey with Virginia and I through the blessings and blunders of Caregiving!


Robert W Collins

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! A great read!
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2021
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If you are a caregiver or just want a little inside look into how one person handled that difficult position with love and created great memories A Walk With Virginia is the book for you!

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USA TODAY & INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS BRINGS US A MASTERFUL SUSPENSEFILLED, ROMANTIC TALE - DIAMONDS & LIES

 

Sparkling rocks, family secrets, and seductive lies

Mia’s advertising career masks a side job in the family business―the business is thievery and the competition kills. Partnering with her brother, Andy, Mia is drawn into a short timeline to plan a diamond heist to make good on Andy’s double-cross of the crime boss who hired him for the prior job. Openly teasing the mark, Mia plays with the jeweler’s attraction to her, insinuating herself into his life, gaining his confidence. When Andy’s past threatens them both, Mia abandons the heist and disappears. The mark, under Mia’s spell, hides and protects her from danger. They are both in peril as her brother’s stalker closes in on them. Alternating between ecstasy and fear, she has to make a fateful decision.

Is she placing her trust in the wrong man? Can a relationship built on lies become real?


"This novella is written in an exciting, fast paced style. Just as each day flies by with new mysterious happenings, so does the actual reading. The character development is intriguing as the reader is soon cheering on the two burglars, hoping they will solve the mystery of who is on their trail...Author Inge-Lise Goss has developed an engaging and intriguing mystery in Diamonds and Lies."--Deborah Lloyd, Readers' Favorite Reviewer



Wednesday, August 11, 2021

BURNING WATER: A GWYNN REZNICK MYSTERY BY TALENTED USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS, IS A MASTERPIECE OF SUSPENSE WITH TWISTS & TURNS GALORE.

 


A Man Goes Up in Flames.

Was it an accident or murder?

Gwynn Reznick returns as a rookie private investigator…

…to find the truth.

Placed in an accounting role to watch the key players up close, she uncovers financial irregularities while delving into clues that lead her into dangerous situations. To obtain information, she becomes entangled with a tough crew of oil field workers. Their interpersonal jealousies and mysterious pasts intersect to obscure the truth.

Unraveling connecting threads that link to multiple disappearances, Gwynn discovers she’s pitted against polished criminal professionals and finds herself in the center of a devious scheme.

Money shortages and illicit affairs…

…point to several suspects.

Will her sleuthing blow her cover before her backup team arrives?</p

Any reader who enjoys action, adventure, murder mysteries, or just a plain good read will love Burning Water, the third book in the Gwynn Reznick series.


Susan Ricci

5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling Mystery at its Finest!
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Burning Water: A Gwynn Reznick Mystery by talented mystery author Inge-Lise Goss, is a masterpiece of suspense with twists and turns galore.

Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2021


The action packs a wallop as a horrific murder occurs at the onset of the story and kept this reader intensely curious to learn how the murderer was going to be caught – with Gwynn Reznick in the persona of Diane, playing a part-time accountant for the H&E Oil Company where the ‘accident’ took place. She takes another case for the benefit of a company attorney, although her longtime employer and love interest Rubin from R.D.’s Investigation Company, cautions her to tread lightly.

Gwynn is staying at the local hotel owned by her aunt and uncle, coincidentally where other employees of H&E Oil live. The locals are having issues with livestock, and with a slew of other investigators/attorneys on all these semi-related cases – nothing is as it seems in this riveting story, as well as the rest of the unsavory characters this reader found totally wary of trust.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

FROM THE COURT OF HENRY VIII - TO JACK THE RIPPER - THE MANSON FAMILY - FOLLOW THE LIVES OF 5 WOMEN AS THEY ARE REINCARNATED. WHO WILL ESCAPE, WHO WILL NOT? A NOVEL BY FRANKI DEMERLE

 


Five Flowers is the story of five women who find themselves drawn together through several lifetimes. The challenges they face deal with love, betrayal and finding their way to personal independence. What is the strange attraction they feel toward the sinister man around whom they orbit like satellites? Which of them will break free, and which will fall victim to him again and again?


Franki deMerle has rapidly become one of my favorite authors. I love her character portrayal and the depth she is able to pull out of each of them. It fascinates me to follow each character through lifetime after lifetime as their souls attempt to learn the lessons they failed at in the past.

This is one of my favorites for it takes one through some of the most fascinating and devilish periods of history.
In her book Five Flowers we follow six characters, five of them women from the court of Henry the VIII through encounters with Jack the Ripper and finally to a Charles Manson like scenario. It is a book I could not put down as it drew me deeper and deeper into the lives, hearts, minds, and souls of the story.

The writing is rich in detail, the characters deep, and the plot well research and brilliantly depicted.
I highly recommend this book.


I was swept away while reading Five Flowers into the court of Henry III, and then on to the horrors of Jack the Ripper, and the Manson Family. As I followed the lives of five women who reincarnated through these times, I wondered who would finally break the cycle, and who would not. Highly recommend this well researched novel with deep character development and brilliantly depicted by Ms. deMerle.



AMAZON

I HOPE YOU FIND COMFORT, A LITTLE GUIDANCE PERHAPS, ENJOY A FEW LAUGHS, AND CHEW ON SOME 'FOOD FOR THOUGHT' AS YOU JOURNEY WITH VIRGINIA AND I THROUGH THE BLESSINGS AND BLUNDERS OF CAREGIVING! BY JILL ZAPATA


To walk with another person can be as mundane as putting on one's socks and shoes, or it can be a twisting, turning, life-changing journey into unknown territory. It can also be everything in between. My walk with Virginia was life-changing. It was unexpected. It was challenging. It was frustrating and confusing. We had highs, and we had lows. Thankfully, it was also awe-inspiring and extraordinary.
Have you ever been a caregiver for a family member or a friend? Is it, perhaps, on the horizon of your life? Or maybe you cannot yet see the horizon. Make no mistake, it is not a question of love, whether to provide much needed and potentially long-term care. It is a question of necessity. Love, and devotion born out of love, are the firmly rooted footings on which you stand when providing this necessary care. Humor is the grab bar you grip tightly when the ground below you begins to shake or shift. Patience is paramount. I survived it, and you can, too. I believe I am a better person having had the experience.


My story is a true account of my caregiving experience with my mother-in-law. It lasted only a few short years and, in that time, carved such deep and permanent remembrances too good not to share. Some would ask, "why share something so personal?", and my reply would be, "why not?". Life is so much sweeter when shared with others. I hope you find comfort, a little guidance perhaps, enjoy a few laughs, and chew on some 'food for thought' as you journey with Virginia and I through the blessings and blunders of Caregiving!

Robert W Collins

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! A great read!
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2021
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If you are a caregiver or just want a little inside look into how one person handled that difficult position with love and created great memories A Walk With Virginia is the book for you!

"I LOVE THE WAY BISHOP'S IMAGINATION CAN WEAVE SUCH ODD ENTERTAINING STORIES." HIDDEN REALMS BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP & PATRICIA MORAN WILL TRANSPORT YOU!

 

Three short stories of the paranormal and the unknown, to delight, chill, and make you wonder. This book contains The Hollowers, The Other Side, and The Night of the Fairies, published under single stories and now together. The Hollowers is a strange tale of Jerry's discovery of an old box. Jerry is a man who has chosen to do as little as possible to get by. He lives in a pretend world where the main character is himself, until he finds the mysterious box. The Other Side is the story of Ed and Isle. Ed is a successful businessman until one day under the most unusual circumstances he discovers a new world. A world that holds the woman of his dreams, but can he live there or will his learned behavior keep them apart? The Night of the Fairies, takes us into the realm of a young girl, who was adopted into the tribe, but never fit in. She sees fairies, which no one else can see and has a horror of becoming the wife of one of the tribe, she is changing you see, but into what?


Cover Art by R. Jade Lazlow



Viv Drewa
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous short stories!

Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2020

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I love the way Bishop's imagination can weave such odd, and entertaining stories.
The Night of the Fairies shows us if we wait we will become whom we want to be.
The Other Side was just as fascinating! A man finally finds the woman of his dreams, but is he willing to make the sacrifice of a successful life?
The Hollowers was a bit more disturbing but fantastic. A lazy man, living in an imaginary world, finds a box that gives him the ultimate reward if you want to call it that.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to see outcomes in different situations.

Monday, August 9, 2021

"What an amazing story!! It was one that I couldn't put down!" ~ Demon's Destiny, book one of the Dark City Guardians by TW Knight

 


Garrett Duex Sabres is handsome, wealthy, brilliant and a demon with a split personality feeding on the living energy of humans. However, unlike others of his kind, Garrett chooses not to feed off pain and misery, he’s discovered a more palatable and just as potent source—sexual energy. Exploiting his charms, Garrett spends many evenings moving from one “dinner-date” to the next siphoning off small amounts from willing playmates. When Kay walks into Garrett’s life, his entire world is flipped around. Kay Piper Jordan had once been held captive by a demon leaving her scarred in body, mind and spirit. Now, nine years after her escape, she is homeless, hunted, and still wondering exactly what the demon, Border, had intended for her. When Garrett rescues her from Border’s servant she finds herself conflicted. Garrett isn’t at all like the other demon, in fact he seems to be highly over protective of her—even form his other, darker, personality Taledrin. Taledrin lives less than a half-life. For just one week a month his other side gives him control. Unlike Garrett, Taledrin likes a little pain with his pleasure and cruses the seeder clubs for his “dinner dates”; or fights whoever he can just for the thrill. But once Kay enters the picture he finds himself curbing his natural tendencies. He begins to care, even vying for her attention. No matter who wins the battle for Kays heart one thing is clear, both Garrett and Taledrin must work together to keep her safe and out of Borders hands.

Garrett Duex Sabres is handsome, wealthy, brilliant and a demon with a split personality feeding on the living energy of humans. However, unlike others of his kind, Garrett chooses not to feed off pain and misery, he’s discovered a more palatable and just as potent source—sexual energy. Exploiting his charms, Garrett spends many evenings moving from one “dinner-date” to the next siphoning off small amounts from willing playmates. When Kay walks into Garrett’s life, his entire world is flipped around.Kay Piper Jordan had once been held captive by a demon leaving her scarred in body, mind and spirit. Now, nine years after her escape, she is homeless, hunted, and still wondering exactly what the demon, Border, had intended for her. When Garrett rescues her from Border’s servant she finds herself conflicted. Garrett isn’t at all like the other demon, in fact he seems to be highly over protective of her—even form his other, darker, personality Taledrin.Taledrin lives less than a half-life. For just one week a month his other side gives him control. Unlike Garrett, Taledrin likes a little pain with his pleasure and cruses the seeder clubs for his “dinner dates”; or fights whoever he can just for the thrill. But once Kay enters the picture he finds himself curbing his natural tendencies. He begins to care, even vying for her attention. No matter who wins the battle for Kays heart one thing is clear, both Garrett and Taledrin must work together to keep her safe and out of Borders hands.


Good read with a strong female lead ~ Chance - A Novel: Psychological Thriller (Sydney Jones Series Book 2) by Carolyn Bowen


 

They took her lover. Getting him back could be the last thing she ever does…

High-powered Atlanta attorney Sydney Jones never backs down from a case. So when her bodyguard and boyfriend is accused of murder, she’s determined to fight for him in court. Instead, the charges are suddenly dismissed, and he vanishes without a trace…

Suspecting CIA involvement, Sydney takes on a lawsuit with Chinese Black Society ties and finds a startling connection to her missing man. But as she digs deeper, she discovers that someone may kill to keep the secret.

Will this dangerous cat-and-mouse game reveal the truth or put a bullet in Sydney’s head?

Chance is the second book in the Sydney Jones psychological thriller trilogy. If you like fearless heroines, page-turning action, and shocking twists, then you’ll love Carolyn Bowen’s gripping story.



Kimberly of My Bookish Bliss

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Crime Novel!
Chance is the second novel in the Sidney Jones series. Carolyn Bowen takes her readers on adventures all around the world, and the settings are fabulous!



I will fully admit that I did not read the first novel in the series, Primed for Revenge, and I feel that I should have read it before reading Chance. I am confident that I missed a lot from the first novel that may have made me feel better about Chance.

Now, that is not to say that I didn’t enjoy Chance. On the contrary, I thought it was a great novel. Bowen has a way with words that make you feel like you are there with the characters sitting on a Barbados white sand beach.

Unfortunately, without having the background on Sidney and Walker’s relationship, I was incredibly upset at the way he behaved through the novel. A guy as smart as Walker could have arranged any number of situations where he could have made a difference. Instead, he went in a direction that made me perpetually mad at him.

I won’t let that shadow my rating, though, because the writing is fantastic. My anger at the characters does not take away from the phenomenal writing and how well Bowen describes her world to us. So, with that in mind, I award Chance a full 5 out of 5 stars.

I do recommend that you read the novels in order, as Chance was not a standalone novel, nor is it meant to be. I will be going back and reading Primed for Revenge to up my knowledge before the third novel is released.

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