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DOUGLAS E. RICHARDS: SPLIT SECOND IS A VERY UNIQUE TAKE ON TIME TRAVEL


Sci-Fi author Douglas E. Richards published his latest novel Split Second on September 1. The first reviews of the book are splendid and they averaged 4,6 amazon stars from more than 130 readers’ opinions.
Once again the author of Wired finds very interesting angle on one of the most popular topics in the genre – time travel. It’s a great honor to welcome at Land of Books Douglas E. Richards.

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– Douglas, what is your book Split Second about?
– It involves a very unique take on time travel. Time travel is a theme that has been used many thousands of times over more than a hundred years, but I believe I have found a unique take on this subject. My novel describes the huge and astonishing implications of going back in time just a fraction of a second. I can’t say more without giving important plot points away.
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LESLIE HASKIN: I WROTE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND GROUND ZERO AS A THERAPY

Leslie Haskin was one of the survivals from 9/11. Before the tragedy she had worked in the corporate reality climbing the ladder year after year. She decided to share the worst moments of her life with her very successful book Between Heaven and Ground Zero. The success of the story gave her wings to pursuit a new journey as an author, who became part of NY Times Bestselling list. Dear friends, let me introduce you Leslie Haskin:

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– Leslie, one of the reviewers of Between Heaven and Ground Zero wrote the following: “Life Changing Book”. How would you describe the book so many years after the initial publishing?
Between Heaven and Ground Zero is just as raw and heartbreaking as it’s always been. My soul is poured out over every page. There has not been a day that goes by since the attacks that I don’t remember what happened in those Towers. The books till brings it all to life for many people. It is still an amazing ministry.

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JANE LYTHELL: ALL THE CHARACTERS IN AFTER THE STORM ARE HIDING SECRETS

Few years ago Jane Lythell decided to transform her inspiration from television production into quality writing as an author. She published two books After the Storm and The Lie of You. Both were accepted very well and she quickly started to grow a fan base. It’s a real pleasure to welcome at Land of Books Jane Lythell.

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– Jane, what is your book After the Storm about?
After the Storm is about two couples who set off together in a 37 foot boat after knowing each other less than 24 hours to sail to a paradise island, Roatan, in the Caribbean Sea. But this is a thriller so of course it turns out not to be a dream holiday at all. All the characters are hiding secrets. Some of these secrets are trivial, some are serious and some are deadly.
When the two couples reach the island a secret emerges which tests the four of them to the limit. The underlying theme of the novel is that you need to bring dark secrets out into the light of day for them to lose their destructive power.
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CARINA WILDER: I LET OUT A YELP WHEN I SAW MY NAME IN NY TIMES BESTSELLING LIST

Carina Wilder’s last two books Alpha’s Hunt and Illusions was published in August and September. The NY Times and USA Today bestselling author continues to open new doors for amazing romance adventures for the readers. We are very happy to welcome at Land of Books our next guest, who unveils part of her mystery aura as an author during the following chat.

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– Carina, what is your last book Alpha’s Hunt about?
Alpha’s Hunt is about a man (who happens to be a wolf shifter) who’s redeeming himself for his past mistakes and is sent on assignment to find a missing young woman who doesn’t really want to be found.
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JAMES HANKINS: THE PRETTIEST ONE HAS AN INTRICATE PLOT

The new thriller by James Hankins The Prettiest One is set for official release on October 1. The novel became part of Kindle First program and already is receiving a lot of positive feedback. “A Must read”, “What a thrilling page-turner”, “Edge of the seat Thriller,” are few of the readers’ opinions. Since the start of September the book is among Top 3 Kindle bestsellers.
We are proud to welcome at Land of Books bestselling writer James Hankins.

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– What is your next release The Prettiest One about?
THE PRETTIEST ONE is about a woman who finds herself in a deserted parking lot in the dead of night. She’s got blood on her clothes. She’s holding a bag containing a gun and half a dozen prosthetic hands. And she has no idea how she got there…or, in fact, any memory of the past seven months. She is desperate to discover the truth about what happened to her but terrified of what she may find.
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ANNE MCANENY: I LIVE A LIFE NOT NEARLY AS EXCITING AS MY CHARACTERS

Anne McAneny’s latest novel Circled was released in late July. The book is part of Crime After Time collection and once again combines crime with mystery. The story received flawless reviews and currently is standing with strong average of 4,9 Amazon stars. We’ve got a chance to speak with our guest about her most popular novel Skewed and for many more interesting things. Get ready for the next Land of Books interview.

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– Anne, what is your new book Circled about?
Circled tells the story of reporter Chloe Keyes who is investigating events that took place in her hometown twelve years ago. In the course of one week, her town experienced the biggest lottery win in the state’s history, as well as the death of three locals. It was a time filled with highs and lows, tragedy and triumph—and all of it left a dark mark on Chloe’s soul.
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PAMELA FORD: TO RIDE A WHITE HORSE IS A HISTORY SAGA ABOUT THE POWER OF LOVE

Pamela Ford’s last book To Ride A White Horse is standing with a very rare average valuation of 4.9 Amazon stars. “Overwhelming”, “A warm and lovely book”, “Why did it end,” are just few of the opinions about it. The novel is the most successful one of the American author, who specializes in Romance genre. It’s a great pleasure to introduce at Land of Books Pamela Ford.

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– Pamela, what is your book To Ride a White Horse about?
To Ride a White Horse is set in Ireland and America during the 1840s. With Ireland in famine and England unsympathetic to its plight, Kathleen Deacey must leave her country to find work. Despising the English for refusing to help Ireland, she sets sail for Canada, determined to save her family. But her voyage goes awry and she ends up in America, forced to accept the help of an English whaling captain, Jack Montgomery, to survive. As Jack helps her fight to save her family and country, she must make an impossible choice—remain loyal to Ireland or follow her heart. To Ride a White Horse is a historical saga of hope, loyalty, the strength of the human spirit, and the power of love.
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REGINA CALCATERRA: ETCHED IN SAND IS A STORY OF TRAGEDY TURNED INTO ONE OF HOPE AND OPTIMISM

Regina Calcaterra is best known as a top professional attorney and official in the state of New York. She decided to share her incredible child story in the memoir Etched in Sand. The book became New York Times bestseller when released two years ago. The story continues to be attractive read and is standing with impressive average 4.7 Amazon stars from almost 1800 reviews. It’s a great honor to welcome Regina Calcaterra at Land of Books.

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– Regina, your Etched in Sand became a huge hit two years ago. Would you describe with your own words what the readers will find inside the memoir?
– Readers will join my siblings and I along our journey as five kids living on the fringe of society. I was one of five siblings, we all had the same mother but five different fathers. Our fathers did not stick around after we were born for too long, if at all. Our mother was mentally ill and drug and alcohol-addicted – a toxic combination for children to be exposed to. She would find us places to live, sometimes in a house or apartment and other times in cars, behind supermarkets, on the streets, in homeless shelters and when the authorities found out how we were living, we were placed in foster homes.
When our mother found us places to live, she would abandon us there for weeks or months at a time. So as young children we had to figure out how to survive by stealing food to eat and through other drastic measures. However, dark as our existence was, the older siblings would do what we could to provide a “home” to our younger siblings in an effort to isolate them for our true circumstances. At a young age, we learned that however challenging our situation was we were better off staying with our abusive and neglectful mother, than being separated in different foster homes. Unfortunately, we had some foster care experiences that exposed us to horrible abuse, so we realized it was better to stay together than get separated. I share my story in a first person narrative, so the readers can better experience our journey while also absorbing the level of optimism, resilience and tenacity we had as young children. It is a story of survival, sibling bonds, and most importantly how acts of kindness towards children in need can forever impact their lives.
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MARIE BOSTWICK: THE IDEA OF THE SECOND SISTER CAME FROM A FUNNY CONVERSATION

After a short summer vacation at the beautiful Black Sea, Land of Books is returning with interviews with hot authors.
Marie Bostwick gained serious popularity among contemporary fiction readers with her Cobbled Court Quilts series. Her last release The Second Sister premiered in March and already become one of her best novels. So far the story received huge positive feedback averaging 4,6 Amazon stars from 175 plus reviews. Our next guest is preparing her next project and you will find more about it in the following interview.

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– Marie, What is your book The Second Sister about?
– Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey’s boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson’s Bay, her small, close-knit, Wisconsin hometown.
An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson’s Bay. Lucy, meanwhile, got out and never looked back. But now, to meet the terms of Alice’s eccentric will, Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister’s cottage–and begins to see the town, and Alice’s life, anew. Alice’s diverse group of friends appears to have little in common besides an interest in quilting. Yet deep affection for Alice united them and soon Lucy, too, is brought into the fold as they share problems and stories. And as she finds warmth and support in this new circle, Lucy begins to understand this will be her sister’s enduring gift–a chance to move beyond her difficult past, and find what she has long been missing. . .
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ANDREW PETERSON: THRILLER HEROES HAVE TO BE BIGGER THAN LIFE

Andrew Peterson’s new novel Contract to Kill was published few days ago. The fifth book of The Nathan McBride series received superb reviews and is standing solidly with average 4.7 Amazon stars.
Our next guest is a native of San Diego. He is known for his books donations to
wounded warriors and troops serving overseas. It’s a great pleasure to welcome Andrew Peterson at Land of Books.

Photo by Mike Theiler

Photo by Mike Theiler



– Andrew, what is your new release “Contract to Kill” about?

– Ognian, first let me thank you for inviting me to blog with your readers. I appreciate the opportunity to interact with them.
I brought back some characters from my debut novel, FIRST TO KILL, and it was fun getting reacquainted with them! Okay, here’s the cover copy synopsis of CONTRACT TO KILL:
When Toby Haynes witnesses a double murder—and suspects his boss, Tanner Mason, as the perpetrator of the crime—he does the only thing he can think of: he calls in Nathan McBride. CIA special ops veteran McBride and his partner, Harvey Fontana, respond to their friend’s plea. As they launch a covert investigation into Mason, the security chief for one of the nation’s leading private military contractors, they discover that not everything is as it appears. Mason and his inner circle are leading a top-secret operation to tackle a wave of crime plaguing the US-Mexican border, and the murder may have been part of their complicated strategy—or part of a more menacing agenda. Soon McBride and Fontana find themselves engaged in a deadly game. With a powerful politician behind it all, stopping Mason could mean joining a secret war—with truly global stakes.
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