Monthly Archives: June 2015

TESS OLIVER: STONE COLD BAD CAME TO ME WHILE I WAS ON A HIKE

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Tess Oliver released her last book Stone Cold Bad on June 18. The novel quickly gathered huge positive feedback and currently is standing with average 4.2 Amazon stars from almost 70 reviews. Our next guest is living in the sunny California and shared some of her time to chat for her latest project.

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– Tess, what is your book Stone Cold Bad about?
Stone Cold Bad is the first book in a three book series about three brothers who endured a harsh childhood that eventually left them to fend for themselves. They are tough guys with rough edges but they have soul. The perfect male characters, in my opinion.
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13 FACTS ABOUT BLAKE CROUCH AND THE WAYWARD PINES TRILOGY

Blake Crouch and the books from his The Wayward Pines Trilogy are standing once again solid as rock in the Top 40 of Kindle Amazon Bestselling list in the last weeks due to TV series based on the story. The first part Pines is the most acknowledged book of the American writer. This is the reason why we decided to honor the author with our 13 Facts.

Marc Wilkins / blakecrouch.com

Marc Wilkins / blakecrouch.com

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JEANNE LYET GASSMAN: BLOOD OF A STONE IS A STORY OF MURDER BETRAYAL AND LOVE

Jeanne Lyet Gassman’s full novel debut Blood of a Stone was published in March. The novel gathered decent feedback and currently is standing with average 4,6 Amazon stars from 24 reviews. “Incredibly Written”, “A fantastic read!” and “Suspenseful and satisfying” are few of the notices from the readers.
We are happy to have as a guest Jeanne Lyet Gassman for our next feature chat.

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– Jeanne, What is your debut book Blood of a Stone about?
– Set in the first century on the edges of the Roman Empire and the Jesus movement, Blood of a Stone is a story of murder, betrayal, love, and the search for redemption. When Demetrios is brutalized by his Roman master, Demetrios confronts his master and flees to Galilee where he attempts to create a new life and identity. But secrets cannot remain secret forever, and Demetrios must answer the question we all ask: Can we ever be free of our past?
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ANN CHARLES: I WANTED TO MIX DEADWOOD’S HISTORY WITH FICTION

The award-winning author Ann Charles shined with her Deadwood series. The next part of the adventures Meanwhile, Back in Deadwood will be published on July 31. We are using the occasion to meet with our next guest and to dig a little bit into the origin of her inspiration.
Let’s say welcome to Lady Ann Charles.

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– What is your next book Meanwhile, back in Deadwood about?
Meanwhile, Back in Deadwood … the mystery and mayhem continue. Between the butchered body parts, creepy killers, dogged detectives, ghoulish ghosts, and ever-present TV cameras, Violet Parker’s purple boots are itching to skedaddle.
But there is no escaping another murder investigation or her new deadly reputation. Not even if both risk the lives of those she loves most.
I’d tell you more, but I don’t want to give away any of the story or the mystery around which this book centers. I will tell you, though, that the mystery involves Ol’ Man Harvey’s ranch this time.
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GRANT MCKENZIE: SPEAK THE DEAD IS EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT THRILLER

Grant McKenzie’s next book Speak the Dead will be published on September 21. The novel was billed as another top thriller by the Scotland author, who is living in Canada. The most popular book of our next guest is No Cry For Help, which gathered almost 180 positive reviews in Amazon.
Land of Books is proud to present Mr. Grant McKenzie.

Don Denton/News staff Feb. 18, 2011 - Monday Magazine editor Grant McKenzie.

Grant McKenzie.

– Grant, what is your next book Speak The Dead about?
Speak The Dead is first and foremost the type of edge-of-your-seat thriller that my readers have come to expect from me, but with a slight supernatural twist. The story begins in the past when Sally Blue is only six years old. Startled awake by the sound of a gunshot, Sally runs to her parents’ bedroom for comfort. Instead, she finds her father mysteriously missing and her mother slumped against the headboard, her nightgown shredded by a shotgun blast. Climbing on the bed, Sally cradles her mother’s head, mindless of the blood and stench of death. Yet from somewhere deep within the lifeless body, Sally hears the voice of her mother warning her: “Run, Sally! Run!” Twenty-five years later, Sally has finally stopped running. She has found a modicum of peace as a mortician’s beautician; able to take solace from the voices of the dead that trailed her for years wherever she went. Yet a grisly murder reawakens her ‘gift’, forcing Sally to turn to Jersey Castle, homicide detective by day, punk rock drummer by night, and the last person Sally might expect to help her. But what Sally doesn’t know is that someone has been hunting for her all this time. They voices of the dead are all around her, and if she is unable to silence them the next voice to join the cacophony of death will be Sally’s own.
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BARBARA CLAYPOLE WHITE: THE PERFECT SON IS A STORY ABOUT ACCEPTANCE

The Perfect Son by Barbara Claypole White will be officially released on July 1, but the book already made huge impression and strong numbers at Amazon Bestselling chart. The novel is standing solid in the Top 5 of Kindle list. 398-pages family saga is the third book by the England author.
The Perfect Son got decent feedback with average 4.7 Amazon stars from 270 plus reviews. Let’s welcome Barbara Claypole White at Land of Books.

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– Barbara, what is your next book The Perfect Son about?
The Perfect Son is the story of a family struggling to make peace with the challenges that are threatening to rip it apart. It’s a story about acceptance and how, in the midst of tragedy, we often find the best of ourselves. (And it’s a darkly quirky tale of Tourette syndrome, women’s heart health, undiagnosed mental illness, and psycho squirrels.)
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13 FACTS ABOUT STEPHEN KING AND FINDERS KEEPERS

The latest novel by Stephen King Finders Keepers was published on June 2. The reception of the book was decent, as expected. For two weeks time the horror story gathered almost 400 reviews with average 4.5 Amazon stars.
“Great Summer read”, “Couldn’t put it down” This is a much better read than Mr. Mercedes”, are some of readers’ notes about it.
Let’s check some thrilling facts about Finders Keepers and Mr. King

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LORETH ANNE WHITE: A DARK LURE WAS BORN OUT OF A FISHING TRIP

A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White stayed in the top 3 of the Amazon Bestselling List in the past 15 days. The suspense thriller was accepted very well by the readers, who rated it with average 4,6 Amazon stars from 250 plus reviews. “Keeps you guessing”, “Great read” and “The story was full of surprises” are just few of the opinions about the novel.
We are proud to welcome at Land of Books our next guest Loreth Anne White.

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– Loreth, what is your next book A Dark Lure about?
A Dark Lure, at its core, is a story of survival and finding the strength to accept oneself in spite of scars both inside and out, and allowing oneself to be loved. Twelve years ago my heroine, Olivia, narrowly escaped a heinous serial killer, and it cost her marriage and child. Now, struggling with PTSD, she believes she’s finally found sanctuary living under a new name on a ranch where she works as a fishing guide. But when a fresh victim is found gutted and hanging from a tree, bearing startling similarities to the old Watt Lake slaughters, Olivia must face the impossible—could the Watt Lake Killer be back, this time to finish the job?
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RICHARD ROBERTS: I WEAR BLACK ALL THE TIME, AND I SMILE ALMOST AS OFTEN

Richard Roberts is the author with one of the funniest book titles around. Behind the nice covers and attractive headlines the readers receive thrilling adventures. The Machine Series‘ books were praised with huge positive feedback and a demand for more. The second part Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon was published in January, so we are proud to welcome the young and talented Richard Roberts at Land of Books to speak about his novels and himself.

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– What is your book Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon about?
– This book is the second of the Inscrutable Machine series, and it’s about a thirteen year old girl who’s a supervillain. At the start of the second book she’s gotten a little too used to being a supervillain, and decides to play hooky – in a big, big way, by flying to Jupiter. Out there she finds that no matter where she goes, the same kinds of problems follow, including being unable to escape her role as a villain!
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CARA MCKENNA: ROMANCE AND EROTICA GENRE PICKED ME

Give it All by Cara McKenna is the second part of Desert Dogs series. The novel was released in February. “Can’t wait for the next book”, “Thrilling and emotional romantic suspense” and “This was an excellent follow up to the first book” are just few of the opinions from readers. We’ve got a great pleasure to welcome Cara McKenna as our next guest at Land of Books.

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– Cara What is your last book Give it All about?
Give It All is the second book in my Desert Dogs romantic suspense series with Signet Eclipse—the books all follow characters who are childhood friends from a rough town called Fortuity, in northern Nevada, which is besieged by corruption and violence when a large casino begins development there. The books are all full of sex and motorcycles and cussing and intrigue. Give It All is centered on the romance between Raina, the wayward owner of Fortuity’s dive bar, and Duncan, an uptight, entitled employee of the developers.
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