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Book of the Day!


Today We Have Three Good Books Of The Day!

Located in the picturesque (fictional) village of Aston Priors is The Deadly Morsel Café & Bookshop run by Nell

Palmer and her best friend, Maxie Temple.
Nell, a pastry chef, and Maxie, a history-obsessed bookworm, offer their customers both culinary and literary delights.
If you wander inside, you might find more than you bargained for.
But one thing's for certain, when they named their business The Deadly Morsel, it was not an invitation to murder!
A series of English village cosy mysteries with a medieval taste.

Gothic, Twisted & Bloody When you lose everything, there is nothing more you can lose. A story of revenge. Violent, dark, and earthy at times, sure to delight lovers of vampire stories.

Doyle Cerberus has never loved anyone. But a chance encounter with a beautiful woman sets his cold dead
heart on fire. He can’t help but watch her every move. Lana Whitlock’s happiness is ripped away from her when a violent attack proves fatal for her girlfriend, Francine, as they celebrate their engagement. Ever watchful, Doyle sees his opportunity. Not to be the hero, but to save Lana and satisfy his own needs. But he has misjudged her. Instead of being grateful, all she craves is vengeance. Her nightmare began with him. Now she must end it.

Do you know what can make a woman kill?  How many must die? Can she be stopped? 

What makes a woman kill? An upbringing marred by rejection and hurt when you are let down by the ones you love and a society that is supposed to protect you? As a teenager that rejection lures Helen King into the world of drugs and prostitution. Now, as an adult, Helen is spiralling out of control. Old wounds are surfacing; can she face her demons without the drugs? Will revenge help release her from her past?

Time for Honesty (The Solvik Series Book 1) 

Written by Mette Barfelt

August 31, 2022

Small-town romance, set in magical Norway! 
When Emmelin inherits her childhood home in the small Norwegian town of Solvik, she is faced with a
dilemma. Despite her love for it and a yearning to return to a simpler life, she is confronted with the reality of a husband who hates the idea and a lack of available jobs.
Her decision seems simple enough, except that Emmelin is carrying a burden from decisions she made when much younger and which are set to bubble to the surface once again.

When her childhood sweetheart Dennis also decides to return to the town, following the death of his wife, Emmelin must finally be honest about what she did to him. Her secret threatens to open old wounds and increase his pain even further. But soon Emmelin discovers that Dennis has secrets of his own that could have changed both their lives.

Tortured by remorse and indecisiveness, can Dennis overcome his anger and find a way to forgive Emmelin? And can she find a way to pave the path for them to trust each other again?
Second chances don't come along every day. Can Emmelin and Dennis afford to let this one slip away?

Time for Honesty is the first book in the Solvik series - contemporary small-town love stories with a dash of suspense. The books are stand-alone novels.

The Adventures of Lady Ellen Montagu: An Irish Historical Romance Trilogy (3 Book Box Set)

August 29, 2022

Sometimes, a Duke's daughter must leave home to discover what truly matters.

An Irish, historical-romance trilogy set in 19th-century Ireland and Canada.

This swoon-worthy, boxset collection contains THREE, full-length, romance novels:

Lady Ellen (Book 1)
Two Paths (Book 2)
New London (Book 3)

The year is 1845.

Enter Lady Ellen, newly introduced into society, followed closely by four, dashing suitors, each with a different motive.

Lady Ellen's father is an alcoholic with a weakness for gambling and extramarital

affairs. Ellen has never known a life beyond the abusive walls of Kylemore Castle - until His Grace forces her to accept the hand of the odious Mister Martin, a rake with a penchant for domestic discipline. Ellen is already in love with Lord Cormac Guinness of Ardilaun, but her father banishes her to live with her aunt on Inis Mor - a remote island off the coast - until she changes her mind and marries Aodhan Martin. Lady Ellen's life will never be the same, as each new acquaintance, and every lurking danger, helps her mature into a strong, determined, and capable woman - and mother - during a period of history when women were almost never allowed the freedom to choose their own destiny.

This collection is a sweeping, coming-of-age, romantic adventure that spans two continents.

Family secrets, exile, courtship, betrayal, love, and motherhood. Lose yourself in The Adventures of Lady Ellen Montagu today.

All is fair in the battle for love, n'est pas?

Recommended for 18+ for some steamy scenes in Two Paths.

Download your copy on Amazon for *Free* with Kindle Unlimited.

The Strange Curse of Breda by Steven Arnett

August 30, 2022

In 1971 a horrible murder occurred near the town of Breda in west Michigan. A young woman, Jane Lucas, was dragged into the woods and stabbed. The letters ZOSO from the Led Zeppelin album were written in blood on her waist, which led police to think it may have been a cult murder. The shock and horror townspeople felt after that murder was nothing compared to the shock and horror people experienced when another murder and then another of the same type occurred. Do you want to know how the murders were solved? The Strange Curse of Breda will show you. This story takes place in 1971. Download your copy on Amazon for *Free* with Kindle Unlimited.

Meet Mark Brownless

mark-brownless-hand-of-an-angel  Mark Brownless is an up-and-coming author. I am pleased to introduce his first book entitled The Hand of an Angel. At present, it is available in Kindle and paperback formats. I came across Mark Brownless’ book on Twitter. So, don’t let anyone tell you that Twitter does not sell books. I noticed the title first and then the cover. They both caught my eye. Since my reading of the book, and yes, leaving a five-star review, Mr. Brownless has changed the cover. I must say, I like it. Mark Brownless lives and works in Carmarthen, West Wales in the UK. Mark likes to write about ordinary people being placed in extraordinary circumstances. He is fascinated by unexplained phenomena and enjoys merging thriller, science fiction, and horror. You can find out more about Mark Brownless at his website Like Mark Brownless on Facebook Follow Mark Brownless on Twitter @MarkBrownless   I have a few questions for this author. I want to get to know him better and I am sure you would like to also. So, let’s get started.

 1. Brigitta: Mark, this is your first published novel. What was the inspiration for your story?

  Mark: I’d just written some fan fiction, as really the first fiction I’d ever written, so I felt like I was on a bit of a roll creatively. The Hand of an Angel started out as some dialogue between two characters, who became cardiologist Tom Boyand, and psychologist, Bob Wauberg. They were discussing Tom’s feelings of déjà vu, and him seeing things after his near-death experience. I just developed the story around it from there. Despite numerous drafts, a good part of that conversation appears in the finished novel, just before the finale.

 2.  Brigitta: Are your characters complete products of imagination or do they possess qualities of real people you are acquainted with?

 Mark: My mother-in-law said she was glad Tom and Sarah’s kids are both boys, not a boy and a girl, because otherwise, she would swear that those two characters were my wife and I! That isn’t the case, though, and yes my characters are completely imaginary – although, I don’t think it’s possible to go through life and not pick up on things that people say and do, and they may well find themselves incorporated into the personalities of my characters. 3. Brigitta: The ending of the book was really good. Thinking back on when you were writing your first draft, did you already have the ending in sight, or did the ending happen as you were writing?

  Mark: As I mentioned earlier, the first chapter I wrote was the conversation between Tom and Bob, the next one was the ending (it wasn’t the most structured of writing processes!). I did add to it, building it into a bigger event, but the essential structure and the very end itself have stayed pretty much unchanged since then. I’d tried to write some fiction a few years ago and the project had stalled because I could never think of an ending. The day after I finished writing the first draft of The Hand of an Angel, I went for a run and whilst I was out there I wrote the ending to my long-gestating story!
Brigitta: Yes, I understand that completely.  I am sure many other authors have struggled with a scene, a beginning, the first sentence, or an ending. But, these struggles turn into wonderful entertainment between the pages of a novel for the reader.

 4. Brigitta: Will you give us a little insight into the day you clicked the publish button after all the writing and rewriting? Was it scary?

  Mark: I’d written my third draft based on the recommendations of my editor, Jackie Bates, and I was really pleased with the finished work. I decided to do one last proof-read as a final check, over a couple of nights. When I was getting towards the end, it was really late – maybe 1a.m. – and I thought that this would be the last time that these characters would be just ‘mine’, that I was going to be sending them out there for everyone else to get to know and to share this story with. So, as a culmination of two-years work, it actually became quite an emotional moment for me, and pressing ‘send’ seemed to draw a line underneath it. The scary bit comes when people tell me that they’re reading my book – just like you did – and I almost have to stop myself from nervously pacing the floor, waiting to see if they like it or not!

 Brigitta: Thank you for sharing this with us. I am a reader as well as an author, and I have never stopped to think about the bond between author and characters. I am very happy that you shared your characters with us, the readers.

 5. Brigitta: I absolutely enjoyed The Hand of an Angel. I noticed that it has a new cover. What prompted the change?

  Mark: Yes, I’ve re-done the cover. So, the version that’s just launched is now the second edition of the book. The first cover, and a lot of my online presence, was using some brilliant artwork that I’d found online. I think it makes perfect sense if you’ve read the book and how it fits in. If you aren’t familiar with the book and see the first cover as an Amazon thumbnail, however, it says more hard sci-fi than a psychological medical thriller. I’ve recently been working with a marketing expert, Sam Missingham. We tested a series of cover options on various forums, narrowing the finished cover and blurb down to this new version. As much as I’ve got a really soft spot for the first cover and it was quite a personal thing to produce, I love the new edition, and it feels a lot less homemade. So I hope everyone likes it!

  Brigitta: I have to say, I like them both.

 6. Brigitta: We are in an elevator together. We are three floors from my stop. What will you say to me about The Hand of an Angel that will send me straight to Amazon?

  Mark: What if you could see into the afterlife? What if you could look beyond the threshold of death and come back to tell the tale? That’s the obsession of cardiologist, Tom Boyand. But, when he creates an experiment to stop his heart, to experience this for himself, he doesn’t come back alone.

 Brigitta: Nailed it. I’m sold. He doesn’t come back alone. Wow. I believe the hardest thing to do is to come up with the elevator pitch.

 7. Brigitta: What is your favorite novel?

 Mark: I like a wide variety of fiction. I love Tolkien. I really like historical fiction and am a big fan of Bernard Cornwell. But, I also like thrillers and horror. I love Stephen King and one of the best things I’ve read for a long time was CJ Tudor’s The Chalk Man earlier this year. She’s clearly a fan of the likes of It, and her novel is like a British Stephen King story.

  Brigitta: I don’t know her. You have given me another author to add to my growing TBR shelf. 

8. Brigitta: What type of music do you like?

  Mark: Music in our house tends to be a little more tribal. So, when my daughter was small, as a family we were into the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and I remember her singing By The Way to me when she was a toddler, which was amazing. Moving on some years, when my son was at about the same age, he would sing My Hero by the Foo Fighters. Mark Knopfler once said that people live their lives to a band’s music, and even down to what you think the lyrics are, and not necessarily what they are actually singing. So, like everybody else, music isn’t just about the tune per se, but what it’s meant to us as a unit over the years. I also like Kasabian and some Metallica, and my wife and I are big fans of Tom Petty so it was very sad when he passed away last year. So, I guess it’s rock music in some form or another all the way in our house.

 9. Brigitta: What would you consider as a good day for you?

Mark: A good day for me would probably be a Sunday, spent at home with my wife and kids, where in the winter we might cook a big Sunday roast, then all sit around the fire watching a movie together. Or in the summer we might barbecue and spend the whole day together outside.

 10. Brigitta: What is the most important thing in Mark Brownless’ life?

  Mark: You’ll probably guess from my previous couple of answers, but it’s my family. They shape what I am, rib me mercilessly, and give me the best times. Here is a bit of follow-up, friends. I asked Mark about plans for future novels. Well, it seems there are a few in the making. He was a bit tight-lipped about the new books, but the little information I was able to get sounds amazing. Sorry, I can't share right now, but you can keep up with Mark Brownless' books  here 

There you have it, friends. Up and coming author and family man.



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