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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bank Notes by Caroline Giammanco

 Caroline Giammanco grew up on a farm in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri. After high school, she attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She later completed the post-baccalaureate education program at the University of Arizona.  She has taught English in public schools for over twenty years in Arizona, New Mexico, and now Missouri.  She is the English Department Chairperson at her current high school.  She is the mother of two sons, Rick and Kevin, and is active in the lives of Keith's children, Marissa and Elise.  Caroline and Keith plan on living on a small farm in rural Missouri upon his release.

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 "St. Louis, Missouri is gripped by a series of 12 bank robberies that leave local and federal authorities baffled.  Dubbed the "Boonie Hat Bandit", this criminal methodically robs banks in broad daylight, leaving no clues and causing everyone to wonder: Who is this man?

Law enforcement is scrambling and the robberies make national news.

In September 2008, the suspect is apprehended and the stunned world finds out his shocking identity: Donald Keith Giammanco, a quiet middle-class, single father of twin daughters. The big mystery remains: How and why would he enter a life of crime? In spite of repeated requests to tell his story, Keith Giammanco refuses to give his insights into his motivations for years...until now.

Written by the woman he falls in love with while in prison, Bank Notes delves into the thoughts and motivations of a notorious bank robber who is anything but they typical criminal, and the disastrous results of his robbery spree."

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Scorned By Author Andrew Hess Book Tour

 Andrew Hess is a resident of Long Island New York who likes to spend much of his time traveling between Long Island, New York City and the Dutchess County areas. In 2011 he debuted with his first book Chamber of Souls, a small book of free verse poetry which depicted the struggles of a man who thought he had everything in the world only to feel like he lost everything after a rough break-up. In 2013, Andrew debuted his novel The Phoenix Blade: Project Justice; the first in The Phoenix Blade series.
Andrew is also a blogger at where he interviews and promotes other authors in order to assist indie authors get more exposure. Andrew is also a frequent guest on the Anthony Charles Podcast, a show dedicated to creative professionals as they give insight into their works and the lives they lead; guests have included authors, comedians, musicians, stuntmen, actors and producers.

 This action packed thrill ride will leave you on the edge of your seat.

What do you do when your biggest case has come to an end? Stuck with mandatory desk duty, Detective Ali Ryan's life as she knows it, is over. Six months without any action brought out a hunger to get back in the field. What she got, was much more than she bargained for.
The body of Blake Ambrose, one of the best defense attorneys in Dutchess County, has washed up on the shores of the Hudson River. Is this the case that will get her back on her feet?
Or will it end up being her last?

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Character Casting:

Detective Ali Ryan-she is by far one of the hardest for me to cast. To fill this role, the actress would have to be smart, funny, sexy, a take no nonsense kind of woman. I can thank the show Marvel’s Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. for bringing this actress into the mix this season as well. The woman that would best fit the role for Detective Ali Ryan would be Adrianne Palicki

Officer Rodney Johnson-he is the strong former nightclub bouncer turned cop. His size and demeanor is intimidating, but since meeting the love of his life, getting married and having a kid, Rodney Johnson has shown a more sensitive side as well. Shemar Moore would be a good fit despite not being as tall as I would like.

Amanda Ryan-Many would think Amanda Ryan would be a naive college girl that’s fallen for a bad boy, but that’s not entirely true. Since moving to New Paltz and having her big sister around, who happens to be a bad ass cop, she is more grounded and wants to know any good dirt on Ali’s cases. A fitting actress for this role would be Emma Roberts.

Shawn-Mark L. Young played a great role as Scottie P. in We’re the Millers and feel he could pull off the role of Shawn much better than anyone I can think of.

Matthew-is a man of mystery and passion. The man to fit that role would need to do the same. Someone that has the look that could drive a woman wild and still have you guessing his intentions would be Amin Joseph.

Lieutenant Esposito-the hot tempered Lieutenant would be played by Cheech Marin. He is known for his many roles including Cheech and Chong or his time spent co-starring on Nash Bridges as Joe Dominguez. I feel Cheech Marin would be best suited to bring the comedic hot tempered Lieutenant to life.

There are only two new characters in this book and 2 new supporting characters.

Detective James Thornton- He is one of those guys that give a horrible first impression. He's cocky, arrogant, and convinced he can get anything he wants. But beyond the bad boy image he personifies, he's a man with a heart of gold. When it comes to women, he's trouble with a capital T.

Doctor Claire Cain- She's the good girl gone bad. In school, she was the one who always got the highest grades, was valedictorian, and made the Dean's List. She personified success. But after facing the most traumatic moment of her life, she decided being good can only get you so far.

Sheila- One of Claire's best friends and works as her personal assistant/secretary. She has a wild party girl personality and always on the hunt for another man.

Rebecca- Another one of Claire's best friends. She's more sensible and level headed than Sheila. She works at a law firm in Dutchess County, but knows how to use her feminine wilds and sex appeal to get what she wants. She's very good at manipulating others both in court and in her personal life. 

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Cover Reveal with Author Elsa Winckler

We are so excited to be featuring this cover reveal for the third book in the series featuring the Cavallo brothers!

I have been reading love stories for as long as I can remember and when I ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James The Brontë sisters, etc. during my studies, I was hooked for life.
I married my college boyfriend and soul mate and after 38 years, 3 beautiful children and three grandchildren, he still makes me weak in the knees. We are fortunate to live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty’s Bay, South Africa with the ocean a block away and a beautiful mountain right behind us.
And although life so far has not always been an easy ride, it has always been an exiting and interesting one!
I like the heroines in my stories to be beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong.  And the heroes must be strong but possess a generous amount of sensitivity. They are of course, also gorgeous!  My stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.
I was fortunate to win the best romance award for an Afrikaans story  in 2010 and again in 2014.

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He gave her his heart, but can he give her the truth?

Schoolteacher Dana Roux doesn’t need sexy hotel tycoon David Cavallo to add to her troubles. They have absolutely nothing in common—she’s a simple schoolteacher in a small coastal town, and he has more money than he knows what to do with. Besides, as a former journalist, he’d remember the news stories about her dad’s alleged involvement in a dirty, Ponzi-like scheme, and his subsequent suicide. The last thing she wants is for the dark shadow of that scandal—and tragedy—to fall upon her once again. Especially since she knows her dad was innocent.
For David, flirting with a beautiful woman comes as naturally as breathing. So when he winds up kissing his sister-in-law’s best friend, he realizes Dana isn’t just another pretty pair of lips. But things between them get complicated quickly when he discovers who her father was, and that it was David’s own news story that blew the case wide open and sent her father to jail—and to his death. David’s not sure what to believe, but he knows he can’t let Dana blame him forever. Especially since she insists her father was an innocent man. But when Dana’s life is threatened, he realizes that he might not have uncovered the whole story. And that now, older and wiser, he just might be the only one who can uncover the truth.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Such A Clever Deception by Cortney Pearson

Doing the right thing means turning his back on everything he knows.

Talon Haraway was born to be a leader. Strong, confident, and skilled, at seventeen he commands the Arcaian army without thought, expecting results and getting them. When a new set of recruits arrives in Valadir, the last thing Talon expects is to have one of them redefine what he always thought he wanted. Now with pressure from his Arcaian leader and surrogate father, Tyrus Blinnsdale, Talon must decide who he wants to be and where his loyalty lies before it’s too late.

Don't miss this thrilling digital novella, set in the world of the Stolen Tears series!

Cortney is a book nerd who studied literature at BYU-Idaho, a music nerd who plays clarinet in her local community orchestra, and a writing nerd who creates stories for young adults. She lives with her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town.


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Once again Cortney Pearson did not disappoint!
This was a very intriguing and wonderfully fast passed book. It gives you a view inside the world that you weren't expecting. Although it is a short story you absolutely fall in love with the characters.
I am so excited to see the other books connected to this world!

I give this book 5 stars!

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