Welcome new member Corinne O’Flynn

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BestSelling Reads welcomes our newest member, Corinne O’Flynn, bestselling author of fantasy, paranormal and mystery books.

Her books include The Expatriates fantasy-adventure series, the Aumahnee Prophecy urban fantasy series, and the Witches of Tower Hill paranormal suspense stories, including the award-winning Ghosts of Witches Past.

She has also written the Half Moon Girls murder-mystery series, part of the Lei Crime Kindle World: Half Moon Girls, Tell the Truth and Pay the Price.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this group,” Corinne says. “I look forward to working with some familiar writers and getting to know all the authors and readers.”

A native of New York, she now lives in Colorado where she serves on the board of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW).

Get to know more about Corinne on her:

And follow her on Twitter at @CorinneOFlynn.

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Thursday teaser excerpt: Driving Tempo

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This week’s excerpt comes from the upcoming third House of Archer novel.

By Raine Thomas

All at once, the absurdity of Rosemary’s day overwhelmed her. She burst into hysterical laughter. She laughed so hard that her eyes filled with tears…though her disastrous day might also have been to blame for that.

The guy went to one knee beside her. “I’m so sorry,” he said again. “Are you okay?”

A large black object filled her peripheral vision, prompting her to look over to see what it was. She realized that the rectangular box currently balanced on his knee was what had struck her. She wondered if the logo was imprinted on her skin.

“I’m peachy,” she lied, using an elbow to wedge herself up. “But please tell me I didn’t just damage a thousand-dollar piece of sound equipment.”

“What?”

She pushed herself up into a sitting position and looked around for her glasses. “That’s a mixer, right? A Behringer?”

“Uh, yeah.” The guy sounded surprised she knew that.

“Are you a DJ?” she asked.

She found her glasses and put them on. They were scratched and smeared to hell.

Of course they were.

“No,” he said. “Are you?”

“Nah. I just know a lot of ’em.” She resumed her hunt around the floor. “Do you see a driver’s license with a truly atrocious photo on it anywhere?”

“No, but there’s one in my wallet if you want to borrow it.”

She laughed, forgetting about the lingering pain in her face. Her gaze finally moved to the guy. He stared back at her. Her pulse immediately leaped into overdrive.

Wow, she thought. He’s a total hottie!

“Sage?”

Lily’s voice came to them from somewhere nearby. Rosemary couldn’t look away from the golden eyes currently holding steady on hers from behind a pair of dark-rimmed glasses. It clicked in the back of her mind that she was staring at Sage Strickland, The Void’s sound specialist. That explained why he was running through the halls with an expensive digital mixer in his hands.

“Yeah,” Sage replied over his shoulder, not looking away from Rosemary.

“What in the world are you doing?” Lily asked, hurrying over to them. “You’re late. Christopher is going to kill you.”

“I know. I’m going.”

He stood up and reached down to help Rosemary to her feet. When she placed her hand in his, she felt the tingle of it all the way along her arm. It had her breath tangling in her throat.

He pulled her up so easily that she stumbled into him. Her free hand instinctively went up to brace herself against his chest. She almost licked her lips when she felt the hard body beneath the T-shirt and suit jacket he was wearing. Her eyes once again met his and stayed there for a long, palpable beat.

“Let’s go, Strickland,” came a low male drawl. “You’ve got a crowd waitin’ for you.”

Rosemary glanced over as a dark-haired, blue-eyed guy in a suit approached. She thought he looked like a federal agent or something. It was enough to have her stepping back.

“You’ve got to go, Sage,” Lily urged, giving him a light shove.

“I know,” he said again, still looking at Rosemary. “Sorry again. Really.”

“It’s fine,” Rosemary assured him. “Break a leg.”

Like the excerpt? This is what Driving Tempo is about

A rock band. A reality show. A life swerving out of control.

The House of Archer cameras continue to roll, and Lily and Archer feel the pressure to perform. As the show’s stars and media’s newest darlings, their love life is bright in the public’s eye. But what should be the best time of their lives has Lily feeling like she’s an inch away from a head-on collision.

Between the never-ending cameras and a relationship moving forward at top speed, she barely recognizes her life anymore. All she wants is to pursue her writing career and plan her future with the man she loves. With complicated road blocks popping up at every turn, neither seems possible.

Time to call in reinforcements.

Recruiting the help of her sister, Rosemary, seems like the answer to Lily’s problems…until things between Rosemary and The Void’s spoken-for sound specialist, Sage Strickland, start to heat up. Now there’s one more teetering band relationship for Lily to balance in the media along with her own. One misstep could not only destroy The Void’s recent success but end the only career she has.

Once Lily, Archer, and the band transition from touring back to everyday life in L.A., they’ll have to learn how to navigate the twists and turns of their newfound fame. After all, the summer tour may be coming to an end, but the drama is just beginning.

Coming soon!

Does this excerpt make you want to find out more? The author will give an e-copy of the first book in the House of Archer series, Imperfect Harmony, to anyone who is interested in the series and leaves a Comment below.

About the author

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine has signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She’s a proud indie author who is living the dream. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

Get to know Raine through her:

And follow her on Twitter @Raine_Thomas

 

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Thursday teaser: the new book, Wired Justice

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Instead of an #excerpt, for this week’s teaser 

By Toby Neal

tells us about her new book, the sixth Paradise Crime novel, Wired Justice.

Another story is out in the world, and readers get to join me on the journey I’ve been on alone in my writing cave.

And what a wild ride it’s been!

Sophie Ang is on a journey to heal herself and discover who is in the wake of a disastrous first marriage. The raw, rugged, primordial and stunning landscape of the Big Island of Hawaii is a metaphor and companion for Sophie’s quest. I love the Big Island and all its amazing topography and contrasts. Many of the hikes and activities she undertakes in the book, including the hike to see the lava flow into the sea that’s the opening scene, are ones I’ve done personally.

Sophie is drawn into the mystery of this story by Ginger, her yellow Labrador, who is the perfect sidekick in many ways: Ginger is friendly, impetuous, curious and instinct-driven, the opposite of Sophie’s cautious, thoughtful deliberation and physical bravery.

The story is fast-paced and shared between Sophie and Jake Dunn’s point of views. Jake is one of three contenders for Sophie’s heart, and he grows tremendously in this book. Readers get to see the heart behind the muscles of a character that’s plagued Sophie with a combination of irritation and attraction since the day he knocked loudly on her door and met her full-body check-out and the opening line, “They didn’t tell me you were hot.”

The romance angle of the Paradise Crime Series is a major subplot. Sophie needs to figure out what kind of future she wants before she can choose a partner from the interesting choices she has. In this story, we really get to know Jake Dunn, why he is the way he is, and why he’s fallen so hard for Sophie.

Each man who loves Sophie (and there are three, yes, THREE) represents a different future path for her. Sophie is trying, through the events of the books, to discover which path is really right for her.

Aren’t we all trying to create a future we really want? Shouldn’t we all spend some time really considering our hopes and dreams, and the current path we are on?

Many of us let our early lives dictate our life path. We react to the things that happen early on and set us on a course, and never pause to consider if that course is really congruent with our deepest longings.

If you are reading these books, and the Lei Crime Series too, you are getting a mini-course in the process of healing from a rough past and charting a positive future, through the vehicle of an entertaining read. Yep, I am a mental health therapist interested in growth and change, and that permeates my writing!

Ask yourself today: What do I really want?

You are never too old to change your life and reinvent yourself. This is a theme I explore over and over in my books, and it’s been true in my own life.

I wanted to be a writer making a living from my stories from the time I first learned to read at age four. But I spent a lot of years reacting to my early childhood, wanting a “normal” life, and in doing so, I set aside the passion and dream to write and built a life that seemed safer and met my need for conventional security.

At forty, with my children graduating from high school and having achieved all the milestones I thought would satisfy, I finally took a look at that flame of passion to tell my stories that had somehow survived all the years of college, childraising and full-time work.

I began writing and dreaming again, and holy smokes! It was like I’d tapped into the pent-up lava of the Big Island! Since 2006, I’ve written 35 books, and the 31st one is here today.

If you have a dream, spend some time with it. See your dream. Imagine it. Feel it, as if it’s already come true. Know it inside and out. And then, be amazed at how things come your way to make it happen. And when they do, stand up and walk through the door.

You’ll never be sorry for anything but the chances you didn’t take.

And in the meantime, check out the chances Sophie takes in Wired Justice.

About Wired Justice

Paradise hides too many bodies.

Sophie Ang’s lovable dog Ginger has a nose for murder, and leads her tech sleuth mistress through perilous lava fields on the Big Island to a terrible discovery. Sophie is plunged into a new investigation with dynamic partner Jake Dunn, searching for a missing young woman who is just one of many. Sparks fly between the two as they dig into layers of deception and darkness, rousing the attention of true evil.

*** LAUNCH BONUS ***

Included with your preorder/first week of launch purchase is a download link to a free copy of Snake Skin, from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons, the first in her award-winning Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller series!

Download your copy of Wired Justice now!

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About the author

Fast paced, character-driven stories set in wonderful places. “No one can read just one!”

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Toby Neal grew up on the island of Kaua`i in Hawaii. After a few “stretches of exile” to pursue education, the islands have been home for the last fifteen years.

Toby is a mental health therapist, a career that has informed the depth and complexity of the characters in her books.

Outside of work and writing, Toby volunteers in a nonprofit for children and enjoys life in Hawaii through beach walking, body boarding, scuba diving, photography, and hiking.

Visit her on:

And follow her on Twitter @TobywNeal.

 

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Please welcome our newest #BestSeller: David C. Cassidy

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BestSelling Reads is proud to announce our newest member: David C. Cassidy, the award-winning author of bestselling horror fiction.

David’s horror novel The Dark, published in 2014, won the IBPA (IPPY) Award in Horror Fiction, the ReadersFavorite.com Award in Horror Fiction, and was a ReadersFavorite.com 5-Star Selection.

“I’m thrilled to be a new member of BestSellingReads,” he says. “I’m looking forward to working with the group to promote and grow our readership. It’s great to be here!”

David’s other published fiction includes:

Get to know more about David C. Cassidy and his books at:

And follow him on Twitter @DavidCCassidy.

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Feed your need for great reads: New books from your favourite Bestselling authors

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Your favorite BestSelling authors have been working hard to feed your hunger for great new books in every genre. Here are some of the latest releases over just the past two months to feed your need for great reading.

Non-fiction

Barb Drozdowich has updated her Complete Mailing List Toolkit for 2018, with a free video course on using MailChimp and Mailerlite. This bundle of four books provides strategies for list building and step-by-step guidelines for creating content that turns readers into lifelong fans.

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Mystery, thriller and suspense

Toby Neal’s sixth Paradise Crime book, Wired Justice, hit the stands two days ago. Sophia Ang, her lovable dog Ginger and her dynamic partner Jake Dunn plunge into a new investigation to find a missing young woman—the latest in a string of disappearances.

Toby has also re-published the previous five Paradise Crime books with all new covers.

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J.L. Oakley‘s Hilina Pali, her third Lei Crime Kindle World novella, brings back Auntie Bee Watanabe and her niece, ace crime reporter Wendy Watanabee. Auntie Bee receives mysterious clues pointing to an old injustice. Bee and Wendy team up with a local historian in a race against time to prevent another tragedy from happening at Hilina Pali.

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Cozy mystery

In DelSheree Gladden’s third Eliza Carlisle Mystery, Instigator, Eliza finds herself in a series of embarrassing, injurious and rat-filled situations, and a murder investigation.

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Fantasy

In A New Goddess, Autumn Birt ends the epic fantasy Games of Fire series with a struggle for power over the elements of magic, and over life and death on Earth.

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Poetry

D.G. TorrensAbyss is a collection of thought-provoking poetry and prose. The words are like sutures, healing from the inside-out. Abyss takes the reader on a journey through loss, grief and rejection to healing.

Available on Amazon.

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Thursday teaser: Finding You #excerpt

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This week’s excerpt comes from Dawn Torrens’ upcoming new novel, Finding You.

By Dawn Torrens

Noah wound up his conference call with his New York office and reclined in his chair. Max appeared disgruntled and paced the floor, “Okay Max, what’s on your mind?” demanded Noah.

“I don’t like it – there I’ve said it. I think that on this occasion you are making a mistake, Noah. I have always been honest with you and I think Jim Peters is the wrong person to head the New York office. I don’t trust him… He is not the right replacement for Jeremy.”

Noah jumped off his seat, walked over to the bar, and poured himself a whisky. He sipped at it slowly while pondering over Max’s words, “Why, Max?”

Noah was sporting an expression that Max knew all too well – an expression that made him nervous, “Well… the word from New York has it that Jim cannot be trusted. He sold out his last company. This did not come up in our searches at the time and that is why I am just hearing about it now.”

Noah studied Max briefly, “So, you are telling me that Jim has been employed by Ainsworth corporation for three years and you are only finding this out about him now?” roared Noah.

Noah added, “Jim Peters has been an asset to Ainsworth Corporation over the last three years, nothing he has done suggests any foul play as far as I can see. I have ears to the ground on every single person in my employ and not once has Jim Peter’s name come up negatively. However, I do not doubt you, Max. What I suggest is that Jim Peters is kept a close eye on. If you find anything that suggests he is a liability to Ainsworth Corporation then I want to be the first to know. Keep your eyes and ears to the ground and make sure your connections in New York do the same.” Noah turned his back on Max and Max left the room without saying another word. He knew Noah needed to digest this latest information. He was a thinker, a forward planner and where business was concerned, he never acted on impulse. He was a meticulous planner and thought everything through to the very last detail before taking action. Noah Ainsworth did not make mistakes…

Noah called Duke who came bounding over excitedly. He knew it was time for a walk and ran in and out of Noah’s legs, “Come on Duke, I need some fresh air.”

Noah walked the footpaths through his land for over two hours and Eden Marshall dominated his thoughts. It had been a long time since anything but work had dominated his mind. He could not get her out of his head. Her piercing blue eyes had hypnotised him. The genuine innocence of her smile and her naivety were spellbinding. Eden Marshall – now you, I was not expecting.

About Finding You

Noah Ainsworth has been hiding away in his ivory tower for far too long and decides it’s time he started living again. The enigmatic Eden Marshall is his prime motivation—captivated by her, he begins to trust in love again. Until a dark secret from his past emerges, threatening all that he loves …

About the author

A life should be lived with unclipped wings or how
else can one fly…”

D.G. Torrens is the author of 15 books, including the bestselling trilogy, Amelia’s Story #1, Amelia’s Destiny #2 and Amelia The Mother #3. This is an emotion-charged true story that the author wrote for her daughter.

D.G is a mother/writer/blogger who has a dream to inspire as many people as possible through her story. To show those with little hope that dreams can come true.

Born in England, passionate about writing, D.G. Torrens is married with a daughter. Her first book, Amelia’s Story, has inspired people all over the world. Amelia’s Destiny, book #2 is the sequel and is followed by Amelia The Mother book #3 in this awe-inspiring trilogy. A memoir that remains with D.G.’s readers long after they have put the book down …

D.G is a prolific writer and in 2013, her works were recognized by BBC Radio WM, where she has given several live interviews in the BBC studios in Birmingham, UK. Thereafter, D.G. became a regular Headline Reviewer for the radio show for the next 12 months.

Visit her on:

And follow her on Twitter @torrenstp.

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