All Blog Posts Tagged 'suspense' (46)

New suspense series featuring female spy Bianca Nerini

Gabriel Valjan’s short stories and some of his poetry continue to appear in literary journals and online magazines. Ronan Bennett short-listed Gabriel…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 29, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments

A Chat with Florence Byham Weinberg, Author of ‘Anselm, a Metamorphosis’

Born in the high desert country, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Florence loved exploring the wilderness on foot and horseback. Those grandiose landscapes formed her sensibility. Hidden pockets of unexpected greenery tucked away near springs in folds of barren mountainsides spoke to her of gentleness and beauty in an otherwise harsh world. She published her first poem in a children’s…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 26, 2013 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Dark Lullaby by Mayra Calvani

A spine chilling horror story.

 About Mayra Calvani Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The…

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Added by Susan Keefe on September 17, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

First Chapter Reveal: HAZARDOUS UNIONS, by Alison Bruce & Kat Flannery

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Twin sisters separated by war, bound by love…

After the death of their father, twin sisters Maggie and Matty Becker are forced to take positions with officers’ families at a nearby fort. When the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 11, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Pelican Bay’ by Jesse Giles Christiansen

Part suspense novel, part literary mystery, Pelican Bay is an original story set in a small, forlorn beach town in South Carolina.

The tale begins with our young protagonist, Ethan Hodges, discovering a sunken cemetery just off the beach that could very well be four centuries old. Compelled to find answers, he begins to ask questions to an old,…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 29, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Sweet Karoline’ by Catherine Astolfo

“I met Ethan on the day that I killed Karoline.”

Thus begins this psychological mystery. One has to admit, it is a great hooky first line for a book!

What if, in a moment of thoughtless anger, you were to wish your best friend’s demise, then, soon after, that friend ended up dead?

This is the story of our smart, beautiful,…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 25, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments

An Interview with Catherine Astolfo, Author of ‘Sweet Karoline’

Catherine Astolfo retired in 2002 after a very successful 34 years in education. She can recall writing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three, so she started finishing her books the day after her retirement became official. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of Canadian literary presses. Her story, “What Kelly Did”, won the prestigious Arthur…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 19, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

Spotlight & First Chapter Reveal: BLACK WATER, by Rosemary McCracken

BLACK WATER by Rosemary McCracken

A Pat Tierney Mystery – book 2
Suspense/Thriller
How…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 27, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

Alexandra Sokoloff Talks About her Latest Thriller, BLOOD MOON

Alexandra Sokoloff is the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker, Anthony, and Black Quill award-nominated author of the supernatural thrillers THE HARROWING, THE PRICE, THE UNSEEN, BOOK OF SHADOWS, THE SHIFTERS, and THE SPACE BETWEEN, and the Top Ten Amazon bestselling Huntress/FBI thriller series (HUNTRESS MOON,…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 13, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

First Chapter Reveal: Rowena and the Dark Lord, by Melodie Campbell (comic fantasy, time travel)

Dark magic…dark passions….

When Rowena is abducted from Arizona and taken back to medieval Land’s End, one thing is clear: she must learn to control her powers of magic. It isn’t easy being a modern girl in an archaic land, and when Rowena accidently conjures up a Roman Legion in mid-battle, Land’s End is on the brink of a…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 2, 2013 at 7:12am — No Comments

Book Review: EQUITY of FEAR, by Rudy Mazzocchi



Once again author Rudy Mazzocchi ventures into the shadowy world of controversial medical technologies. In his first thriller, Equity of Evil, the author revealed a dark world involving abortion, human trafficking and organ cultures. In this his latest instalment and 2nd book in the series, Equity of Fear, he boldly delves into subjects of the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 17, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

First Chapter Reveal: Shadows Over Paradise, by Anne K. Edwards

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Suspense

Available in ebook and paperback

Twilight Times Books

Shadows Over Paradise is peopled by…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 5, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments

Profile: Meet Canadian Bestselling Author Cheryl Kaye Tardif

An avid reader as a child, Cheryl Kaye Tardif grew up in Vancouver, Canada in a nurturing environment with a family who encouraged her creative side, surrounded with Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Bobbsey Twins series. During her teens, her favorite authors were Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, and Danielle Steel.

At 14, Cheryl was already a consummate journalist, writing a weekly column for a small-town newspaper for…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 24, 2013 at 8:34am — No Comments

Profile: Romantic Suspense Author Chris Karslen

A native of Chicago, former police detective Chris Karslen grew up with a love of history and books. An only child, she spent a lot of time reading, developing ‘fictional friends’, and getting lost in the world of stories.

Naturally, her love of reading and books led to writing of her own, and when she retired from her police work she finally decided to fulfil her lifelong secret desire. In 2003, she sat down and wrote her first line—and she hasn’t looked back since.…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 5, 2013 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Book Review: Shot in the Dark by Jennifer Conner

Jennifer Conner’s latest romantic suspense is a thrilling, steaming read that will be enjoyed by fans of the genre. 

Handsome, sharp-witted, and smartass Devan Burke is a detective working for the LAPD. In the evenings, he likes to keep himself wired up by ordering double espressos from the Naughty Latte stand’s drive-through, especially because of  the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on January 20, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Interview with Gabriel Valjan, author of Wasp's Nest

My guest today is Gabriel Valjan, author of the Roma series, published by Winter Goose Publishing. The first book,Roma, Underground, came out earlier this year. The sequel, Wasp’s Nest, was just released this week. The third installment is scheduled for August 2013.…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 14, 2012 at 5:53am — No Comments

Book Review: Wasp's Nest by Gabriel Valjan

In this the second installment of his Roma series, author Gabriel Valjan takes secret government analyst Alabaster Black from Rome to Boston to investigate Nasonia Pharmaceutical and its CEO, Cyril Sargent for Rendition, the covert government agency she works for.

Nasonia uses advanced molecular biology and genetic sequencing…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 9, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments

Romantic Suspense Author Kaylin McFarren Talks About SEVERED THREADS

Please welcome my special guest, romantic suspense author Kaylin McFarren. I recently had the chance to read and review her latest novel, Severed Threads, and I have to say it is an entertaining, thrilling read. Kaylin was generous enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer my questions about her book and her writing. I hope you’ll enjoy the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on November 26, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Review of Severed Threads, by Kaylin McFarren

The story opens during a diving salvage operation with experienced divers and treasure hunters Sam Lyons and Chase Cohen. Though they’re working on the Griffith wreckage, Sam believes the site also contains the wreckage of none other than the Wanli II—the Ming Dynasty Emperor’s lost dragon ship containing an ancient figure head, a fierce dragon in gold leaf and…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on November 19, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Interview with Chris Karslen, author of GOLDEN CHARIOT



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Chris Karslen was born and raised in Chicago. Her father was a history professor and her mother was, and is, a voracious reader. She grew up with a love of history and books. Her parents also loved travelling, a passion they passed onto her. Karslen wanted to see the place she read about, see the landand…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 4, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

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