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Good books don't give up all their secrets at once. – Stephen King

A young woman is forced into a dangerous world in author Jennifer Rayes book, Intricate Deceptions. The first in the Intricate book series, the book follows a woman who wakes up in a cell in a horrible situation, and ends up in a complicated world filled with Kings and Queens, Pirates and never ending treachery. …

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An international race against time explodes onto the pages of an original illustrated thriller in author Patrick Norton’s book, Blood of Kings, Power – Perversity – Redemption. Here’s the official synopsis: A thrilling story with an underlying humanistic message In times past, the kings exercised power and dominion over their people. Thus, absolute monarchy controlled …

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A shocking massacre. One witness. A complicated conspiracy. This next incredible book I had the pleasure of reading is a high octane action-adventure story set in a future where the middle east has united under one nation, and one woman learns that the lines between friend and foe blur easily. This novel is called Forbidden …

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1) Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into writing?   I guess that writing has always been in the offing for me. My great-grandmother was a well-known author in her times and my father was a prolific writer. I started to try my hand at short stories in my early …

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Biblical stories blend with international espionage and high-stakes spy thrillers in author Kfir Luzzatto’s Exodus ’95. Here is the synopsis: Claire, a young graphic designer, learns a secret that her dying New York neighbor has kept for twenty years: the whereabouts of Moses’ Biblical staff. Claire needs the help of an Israeli engineer and the …

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Soldier. Liability. Assassin. These are the identities of Thomas, a Mossad Agent who finds himself on a brutal and secretive journey filled with action, death and intrigue in author Daniel Eagleton’s novel, The Sweet Oil of Vitriol. Here is the synopsis: Ever get the feeling the staff want to kill you? After a government sanctioned …

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A brutal murder. A desperate detective. In the middle of a sinister cat and mouse game between a ruthless serial killer and the seasoned detective desperate to put him away for good, a stalker with an unhealthy view on love may be the only person that can tip the scales in Robert Skuce’s novel, Kiss …

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February 1, 2017

The Girl At The Bar by Nicholas Nash Review

A one night stand turns into a nightmare as the lives of several people get ensnared in a deadly missing person’s case in the upcoming thriller,
The Girl At The Bar!

I was given this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own and unbiased.

A psychological thriller. More twists and turns than a country road. Gripping characters.

These are just a few ways to describe the thriller The Girl At The Bar by Nicholas Nash. Here’s the synopsis:

Rebecca, a brilliant cancer researcher, disappears after a one-night stand with a neurotic man with a questionable past.

Her sudden disappearance in the midst of a high-stakes quest to cure cancer between two rival billionaires sets into motion an inexplicable
chain of events as the bodies start to pile up.

No one knows why she disappeared. The race to find answers ensnares everyone around her, one of whom is a deeply disturbed psychopath lurking
in the shadows.

Is Rebecca still alive? What happened to her? Who did it? And why? Questions about her vex everyone looking for answers. No one can be trusted
and no one is above suspicion…

There were some great plot points explored in this novel. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the author tackle a character that nearly fell into the
overly used plot of having a mental disorder that caused them to be violent, but instead this book did an excellent job of showcasing a character
who suffered with a mental illness and yet continued to strive forward and fight the preconceived notions of what living with mental illness
means, and showed that the character was flawed yet human.

I also thought it was interesting to explore the world of cancer research in such an in-depth way. I must admit I had little to no knowledge of
cancer research, and yet I feel way more informed than I did going into the book. The author did a great job of capturing the emotions that
went into the scientific exploration of this viscous disease, as well as the emotional toll of battles lost to the disease.

The plot was strong indeed, as were the vast variety of different characters involved in the plot, from the police investigating the crime to
the suspects of the kidnapping to the innocents caught in the crossfire. While I will note this: in the spirit of honesty, there were a couple
of grammatical errors that were noticeable throughout the book. However they were so minor and spread far apart from one another in the entirety
of the book, that it didn’t hinder my enjoyment of the book at all, and I don’t think it will for you guys either.

Overall, this was a fantastic thriller that everyone should read. The book does a great job of exploring the notion that humanity in general
is flawed, and yet being flawed doesn’t make a person evil. The villain of this story can even be attributed to both the antagonist and the
main plot point: cancer itself. Once you learn the origins of this villain, you will see how closely their rise to villainy resembles the
mutation of cancer, making this a deep emotional and psychological study of both diseases: cancer and evil. This is a must read novel, so be
sure to get your copies of Nicholas Nash’s The Girl At The Bar on February 1st, 2017. I give this book a 8/10 star rating, and hope you guys will
read it for yourselves!

December 3, 2016

Where The Dead Ones Play: A Supernatural Horror by Kyle M. Scott Book Review

Reviewers Note: “I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.”

Let me start off by saying this: this was one of the best written horror thrillers I’ve read this year. This story took so many twists that by
the end of the story I was left breathless. Here is the synopsis for Kyle M. Scott’s “Where The Dead Ones Play: A Supernatural Horror”:

Matt Shaw Presents Kyle M Scott’s “Where The Dead Ones Play”
PLEASE NOTE: This title is a re-release of “Protection”. Please do not purchase if you have already read “Protection” – unless, of course, you want to!

Lilith Sinclair has disappeared.

Two days have passed since pretty nine year old, Lilith, vanished without a trace, shaking the once peaceful seaside town of Arlington, Oregon,
to its very core. The locals are scared, the community fears the worst, and a terrible dread has nestled in the hearts of the town’s mothers and
fathers .

The parents are terrified that their child could be next.

James Kember is one such parent. An author of horror fiction, James is no stranger to the macabre, but when strange messages begin appearing
around his home that seem to target his beloved son, Eddie, he begins to understand true fear.

Someone, or something, is coming for his boy. It wants to take his only child down into the darkness. Now, to protect little Eddie, James will
have to embrace a darkness that is all his own.

For the others are waiting, where the dead ones play.

Includes introduction from Matt Shaw – author of Sick B*stards and the sick mind behind the infamous Black Cover books

What starts as a thriller looking into the disappearance of a young child quickly becomes a dark road filled with chilling strangers who pose
a threat to James Kember and his son. The horrors from both outside forces and from within are felt strongly in this story, and getting to
read the story from the protagonist’s perspective made this such an emotional roller-coaster. The character development of James Kember was one of
the most invested parts of this story, and throughout the story you learn that no one in this town may be what they seem, and the truth behind
this child’s abduction is more complicated than anything anyone can imagine.

The story is a short but fun read, and I absolutely loved the twist ending that I didn’t see coming. The imagery used by the protagonist in this
story is haunting yet beautiful, and the setting for the story felt so real that you could picture yourself walking through the town itself,
speaking with the residents and feeling the tense atmosphere the missing girl’s case has spread throughout the town. This is a must read
horror story, and I highly recommend you guys get your copies of this story now if you haven’t already. Be sure to pick up your copies of
Where The Dead Ones Play by Kyle M. Scott today!

Rating: 10/10