Monthly Archives: December 2015

JENNIFER SKUTELSKY: THE INSPIRATION OF GRAVE OF HUMMINGBIRDS CAME FROM A PHOTOGRAPH

Jennifer Skutelsky will release her second book Grave of Hummingbirds on January 1. The novel was described as “Stunning mystery”, “Captivating”, “Wonderful,” by the readers. The debut title by our next guest Tin Can Shrapnel was an Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist.
It’s a great pleasure to introduce at Land of Books Jennifer Skutelsky.

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– Jennifer, what is your book Grave of Hummingbirds about?
Grave of Hummingbirds is the story of two men who love the same woman. Her death affects them differently: one immerses himself in the past he shared with her, while the other, in an effort to reconstruct her likeness, becomes a killer. The novel is set in the Andean highlands and explores themes of repression, love, grief, and redemption, while the story pivots around the haunting and rituals that take place in a remote village nestled in the mountains.
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MARTIN CROSBIE: THE STORY OF THE DEAD LIST ACTUALLY HAPPENED

Martin Crosbie made his dream-come-true in self-publishing. His efforts and success were covered by Amazon’s press release, Publisher’s weekly, Forbes Online and Mail newspaper. The author’s debut novel My Temporary Life was downloaded 150 000 times. On November 10 he released his latest book The Dead List.
Our next guest was born in Scotland, but now lives in Canada. It’s a great pleasure to introduce Martin Crosbie.

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– Martin, what is your book The Dead List about?
– It’s so difficult to talk about The Dead List without giving away key plot elements, but I’ll try. It’s a story of a rookie policeman who is stationed in a small Canadian town. He has a past that doesn’t fit with an inexperienced officer. When he is called out to investigate a dead body lying in the street he knows the man has been murdered. But, he can’t reveal how he knows. And from there, the plot thickens.
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TERRI E. LANE AND A.M HARGROVE: WE PLAY OFF EACH OTHER’S STRENGTHS TO COME UP WITH THE BEST PROJECT

A.M Hargrove and Terri E. Lane joined forces for Cruel & Beautiful and the result was a place in USA Today Bestselling list. The success of the tag team was appreciated by the readers who valuated very high the book that was released on November 12. With more than 250 Amazon reviews the title is standing solidly into the ranks with average 4.7 stars.
For the first time in Land of Books we are doing a double interview with both co-authors. Enjoy!

– Terri, A.M, what is your book Cruel & Beautiful about?
Terri – I think a quick summary is that it’s a story of life and love.

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A.M.—It’s actually based in part on my own story. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you any more than that because it would involve spoilers, lol.

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PEPPER WINTERS: THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN FINAL DEBT WAS TO IGNORE OUTSIDE INFLUENCES

Few days ago Pepper Winters released Final Debt, the sixth part of her popular Indebted series. The master of Dark romance is recognized worldwide for her books and made it into New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller. We are honored to host our next talk with Pepper Winters and to say welcome to Land of Books.

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– Pepper, what is your book Final Debt about?
– It’s the finale to a long running series about a six-hundred-year old contract over two English houses. Debts have to be paid for circumstances that happened in the 1500’s. The story is set in modern day England and is a Dark Romance told with new debt in a volume. I can’t give too much away about Final Debt as it would spoil the other books. However, the first book DEBT INHERITANCE is free on all online platforms.
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MARK GIMENEZ: THE CASE AGAINST WILLIAM IS A FATHER-SON LOVE STORY

Lawyers are always good writers. We’ve got many good examples and Mark Gimenez is one of them. His last book The Case Against William was released in March 2014. The novel was highly appreciated by the fans of the genre and the average Amazon rating speaks for itself – 4.5 out of 5 stars.
It’s a great honor to have Mark Gimenez as a guest for our next interview at Land of Books.

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– Mark, what is your book The Case Against William about?
– It’s a father-son love story. The best description I can offer is the online synopsis:
Criminal defense lawyers must make their peace with one harsh fact of life: most of their clients are guilty.
But when William Tucker, a celebrated and self-centered star college football player, is suddenly arrested and charged with the brutal rape and murder of a college coed two years before, his estranged father, Frank Tucker, a drunken, broken-down, beach-bum ex-criminal defense lawyer, cannot believe his son is guilty. No father can. So he must find a way to sober up and save his son from the death penalty sought by an ambitious district attorney. And father and son learn that only three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and a father’s love for his son.
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KEVIN WIGNALL: THE IDEAS OF DEATH IN SWEDEN CAME TOGETHER ON A BUS JOURNEY

Kevin Wignall’s new book A Death in Sweden is set for release on January 1. The novel is part of Kindle First program and already received positive feedback averaging with 4.8 Amazon stars. After gathered strong initial interest, the title occupies now the #1 spot at Kindle bestselling list.
It’s a great pleasure to introduce at Land of Books the British writer himself.

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– Kevin, what is your new book A Death in Sweden about?
– It’s about Dan Hendricks, someone who used to do dirty work for the CIA and knows they’d now like to get rid of him. He’s offered a job that might get them off his back but it’s not as simple as it seems – he has to find out why a man called Jacques Fillon, who recently died in a bus crash, went to hide out in northern Sweden. Only problem is, the victim of the crash must have been someone else, because Jacques Fillon never existed.
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SARA F. HATHAWAY: WITHOUT LAND SHOWCASES HOW A CHANGING PLANET CAN EFFECT GROUPS OF PEOPLE

The Changing Earth series by Sara F. Hathaway continues with book #2 Without Land. The novel was released on September 17, fifteen months after the first part Day After Disaster.
The dystopian adventure was valuated pretty high by the readers and received great feedback by Amazon’s reviewers. Now we’ve got a chance to meet one again with Sara F. Hathaway, who will unveil cool details about her writing and herself. Check out our first interview with her here.

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– Sara, what is your book Without Land about?

Without Land finds the heroin, Erika a young woman, wife and mother, from Day After Disaster struggling for survival in a new landscape. She thought America would let freedom reign forever but nine years after the Great Quake the reaction by the American Government was quite different. Erika and her family are left without land and confined to a refugee camp. They are caught between a yearning for the freedoms they used to take for granted and a will to fit in and excel in this new government construct that is attempting to maintain order amongst chaos.
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A.R. BAUMANN: MY FRIEND READ UNDER A CLOUD OF RAIN AND WAS HORRIFIED BY ALL THE KILLING

The debut novel of A.R. Baumann Under a Cloud of Rain is set for release on January 5. The book is the first part of Nick Noelle mystery series. If you love to explore the dark sides of the human nature, just hit the pre-order button.
Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you A.R. Baumann.

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– A.R., what is your book Under a Cloud of Rain about?
Under A Cloud of Rain is about the murders of the most beautiful heiress’ from Houston’s wealthiest families. My detectives, Noelle and Lopez, are having a most difficult time working with these families of the girls, as they don’t want any detectives snooping around in their backyards—the police force is controlled by these families. In the atmosphere of 1970 Houston, it is humid, sticky, unbearably hot with heavy downpours causing chaos and havoc for the detectives to find evidence of the murder sights, as all the proof has been drenched from the rains. Time is ticking away as Noelle and Lopez fight to find the killer.
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AMAZON TOP 10 BESTSELLERS: NOVEMBER 2015

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Winter is coming along with Christmas and New Year holydays. It’s time to make your selection of books for the upcoming rest days. Just to warm up before the last month of the year here is our monthly rankings for best books in Amazon.
We’ve got a perfect scorer in the face of The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons. The debuting author was superior in a very strong field of books featuring new novels by authors like John Grisham, David Baldacci and Michael Connelly.

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