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FEATURED AUTHOR: NANCI RATHBUN


ABOUT THE BOOK A missing husband. A suspicious obituary. She’s not the only one hunting down a dead man’s footsteps. As a divorcee, Angelina Bonaparte knows firsthand the lengths some men will go to escape responsibility. When a worried mother wants the private investigator to track down her missing husband, she’s eager to bring the deadbeat dad to justice. But even after she discovers the man’s obituary, she refuses to believe it until she sees the body. Tracking down the nurse who last saw him alive could be the missing puzzle piece to her client's broken family. But as she digs deeper, she realizes there’s something darker at play than dodging child support payments. And she may not be th...
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The Love Scam That Preys on Your Fears by Vivienne Diane Neal


Just when you think you have heard all of the scams out there, there is always another one waiting in the wings.  And this particular scam does not occur on the Internet but through the postal service. It begins with an official-looking typed letter sent to couples, pretending that someone has been discovered cheating, and that affair will be exposed unless you pay to keep it hidden, but you already know you and your spouse have been faithful throughout the marriage. But if you haven’t been faithful, you’re probably wondering how this individual knew you committed adultery.   In a third of all marriages, one or both partners have admitted to cheating. The scammer will capitalize on those num...
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CHARACTER INTERVIEW WITH ERIN JOHNSON'S HORACE


ABOUT THE BOOK The big day has finally arrived, and Imogen, Iggy and the bakers head to the Fire Kingdom for Hank and Shaday’s wedding. Imogen is totally fine with it—or so she keeps telling herself. Even the murder of a famous wedding guest can’t stop the impending nuptials. So when Imogen’s repressed feelings magically ruin her baking and she’s banned from the kitchen, she sets herself to finding the killer. Her search leads her through the desert kingdom’s bustling marketplaces and the maze-like raid, to discover underground movements, shady characters, and more secrets about the people around her than she thought possible. Could the killer be the clever journalist or the rebellious palac...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: KATHLEEN VALENTI


ABOUT THE BOOK Former pharmaceutical researcher Maggie O’Malley is losing sleep. Constantine’s aunt is a multitasking sleepwalker who, in addition to wandering her stately home, prepares meals, folds laundry and, one winter night, stumbles across her husband with his throat slit. 

It’s a rude and gruesome awakening that’s upsetting to Aunt Polly. And interesting to the police. 

Maggie and Constantine work to uncover who killed the cosmetic surgery mogul and why. As they dig into the lives of those who knew him best, they discover that the truth is only skin deep and doctoring perception is a treatment with deadly side effects. 

A gripping page-turner with more twists than a surgeon’s sutu...
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Monday, Wednesday, and Friday


dontravis.com blog post #285 Apparently quite a few of you like Pedro the Dragon as much as BJ Vinson does. Got quite a few hits. For those of you who are writers, it is a good exercise to take a scene (one of yours or someone else's ) and rewrite it from another point of view. Try it. Today, let’s have an offering that comes in well below 1,000 words. Let me know how you like it. *****                                            MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY           I left the chapel following Charles Farrelson’s memorial service somewhat spiritually fractured. Chuck, thirty years my senior, had been both father figure and lover for the past five years. For at least 250 of the last 260 Wed...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: SHAWN POLLOCK


ABOUT THE BOOK "We could go to Elbe River." Kohler didn't have to say the rest. After a baleful stare, the captain did it for him. "You want to surrender to the Americans." Kohler gulped. In 1945, World War II is ending but not in favor of Germany. Hans Kohler is a young Mormon German who knows more about farming than being a soldier. A worn copy of the Book of Mormon is the only thing that brings him comfort. Captain Christoph Meier seems to be the perfect German soldier. His pristine Aryan features and strong family ties to the Nazi Party should have placed him at a far better post than this unit. Instead, he's leading broken veterans and inexperienced greenies. When the Russians attack th...
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3 Ways To Save Your Marriage Starting From Today by Carol James


Marriage can be very adventurous if you understand how to play by the rules, there is a way to making things work in our home today, and your understanding of it will go a long way to help you save your marriage. Many people jump into the institution called marriage thinking it will all be rosy all the way. They have been blinded by the many movies and romantic novels that have read, but the truth is marriage is not all beds of rose because it involves a lot of hard work from the two parties involved. I am going to show you the three ways to save your marriage starting from today, and I strongly believe that this article will help you save your marriage if you found yourself on the brink rig...
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CHARACTER INTERVIEW WITH JOHN CARENEN’S THOMAS O’SHEA


ABOUT THE BOOK He’d promised Sheriff Payne that he wouldn’t take any more matters into his own hands. So, when on a leisurely morning drive, SEAL-trained Thomas O’Shea sees two girls attacking a boy on a sidewalk, he opts not to intervene. When the boy is later murdered in the local hospital though, all promises are off. What seems at the start to be a simple case of gang activity turns out to be far more. Even O’Shea, who has seen more than his share of evil, could not have guessed what is about to transpire . . .  “Move over, Jack Reacher!” -William Kent Kreuger 
 BOOK DETAILS Title: The Face on the Other Side Author: John Carenen Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Series: Thomas O’Shea Myst...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: JENNY MORTON POTTS


ABOUT THE BOOK Keller Baye and Rebecca Brown live on different sides of the Atlantic. Until she falls in love with him, Rebecca knows nothing of Keller. But he’s known about her for a very long time, and now he wants to destroy her. This is the story of two families. One living under the threat of execution in North Carolina. The other caught up in a dark mystery in the Scottish Highlands. The families’ paths are destined to cross. But why? And can anything save them when that happens? BOOK DETAILS Title: Hiding Author: Jenny Morton Potts Genre: Psychological thriller Publisher: Cahoots Publishing (February 1, 2018) Print length: 325 pages On tour with: Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours I...
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A Dragon Named Pedro


dontravis.com blog post #284 Another little piece of short, short fiction this week. I’m particularly interested in the readers’ reaction to this offering. ***** Maria Fanning, Artist A DRAGON NAMED PEDRO           From his high perch, Pedro the Dragon’s lidless eyes seemed fixed on the man in swimming trunks lying on a poolside lounge. Good build, and probably handsome when viewed up close. He knew his owner watched the man as well. The brown nipple Pedro held in the talons of one clawed foot stiffened and puckered, a subtle but sure sign of interest.           Paul sat in the tall lifeguard’s chair at the North Valley Country Club and watched the man basking in the early morning sun. At th...
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Virtual Book Tour - Meet Mitch Margo, Author of Black Hearts White Minds - A Carl Gordon Legal Thriller


Meet the Main Characters Carl Gordon is nothing if not impulsive. He's a New York Assistant U.S. Attorney who tries to escape the nightmares of his wife's death by lying his way to Stockville , Alabama to enforce the Civil Rights Act. He arrives unprepared for life in the segregated South, where the Ku Klux Klan controls the town. It's not long before the Klan turns its attention to the outside agitator, him. Oleatha Geary wants no part of it. She's the tough and tender Black family matriarch, who inherits a grand home in an all-white, race-restricted neighborhood called Northwoods. She doesn't want the home, but she's pressured by her adult children to fight Stockville's most powerful white...
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GUEST POST WITH JONATHAN FESMIRE


ABOUT THE BOOK (BODACIOUS CREED) US Marshal James Creed has known loss, starting from the untimely death of his wife and daughter in a sudden fire. His work, chasing down and arresting outlaws across the Wild West, is all he has left to live for. Then one day, in 1876, the infamous killer Corwin Blake catches Creed by surprise and guns him down. Creed awakes after a mysterious young woman resurrects him in a basement laboratory beneath a brothel. Half alive, Creed feels torn between his need for justice and his desire to fall back into the peace of death. Creed's instincts drive him to protect the city of Santa Cruz, California, from the outlaws it harbors while searching for Blake. He uncov...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: STEVE HADDEN


ABOUT THE BOOK . . . How far would you go to save your family?

 Twenty-two years ago, Ike Rossi's life was shattered when his parents were murdered in cold blood. He surrendered his football scholarship and returned home to find their killer and raise his nine-year-old sister. Now, the crime of a local ten-year-old genius, Jack Cole, threatens to unearth old wounds rather than provide the closure Ike desperately wants.

 When Ike meets Jack inside the Pittsburgh courthouse, he doesn't see a murderer but instead a boy who has been victimized by a system that has left them both without justice. Despite knowing the case will resurrect the painful demons of his parents' unsolved murders, Ike ag...
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Feed Import (04 May 2018)


dontravis.com blog post #283 The Never Forevermore The post this week is less of a story than an essay on life. Those of you who read my work will recognize that I am a fish out of water… I do not write in the style of this piece. Because I am experimenting, I would appreciate any feedback you care to provide… positive or negative. ***** Courtesy of Pixels THE NEVER FOREVERMORE           “You know I’ll love you forevermore, don’t you?”           The words, uttered with all the fervor and sincerity of Robert Browning’s devotion to Elizabeth Barrett, rolled glibly off my lips on a broad Key West barchan attended by broad blue waters speckled with small sailing vessels that seemed as forevermor...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: JENNY JACKSON


ABOUT THE BOOK 1952 – a small Kentish village seemingly little affected  by the war years. Eleven-year-old Josie, mute from birth and who communicates through her writing, is on the verge of puberty and life in the wider world. It is a time of childhood innocence. She and her twin brother, Mitch, are thrilled when an American teacher arrives at their village school, suspecting him of being their long-lost father. Together with their two best friends they set about collecting evidence for their suspicions but soon find themselves embroiled in deeper, darker secrets which land Josie in a life-threatening situation.  As childhood recedes and mature thought begins to surface, Josie, who tells th...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: IONA WHISHAW


ABOUT THE BOOK The fourth book in what the Globe and Mail has proclaimed as “a terrific series” by “a writer to watch.” Summer descends over the picturesque King’s Cove as Darling and Lane’s mutual affection blossoms, but their respite from solving crime is cut short when a British government official arrives in Nelson to compel Darling to return to England for questioning about the death of a rear gunner under his command in 1943. In Darling’s absence, Ames oversees the investigation into the suspicious death of a local elderly woman and uncovers a painful betrayal inflicted forty years earlier. Meanwhile, Lane follows Darling to London, where he is charged with murder and faces hanging. Wh...
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GUEST POST WITH JOCIE MCCADE'S EMME MAYSON


ABOUT THE BOOK In their latest adventure, in Southern Charm, Emme and Jackie are enjoying, well Emme is enjoying a stroll along the Virginia Beach boardwalk when they attend the Neptune Festival and a sand art exhibit. Jackie tags along reluctantly, then a series of events, sends Emme sprawling into a sand sculpture. But it’s no ordinary sand sculpture; it’s hiding a dead body with lots of secrets. Complicating their lives are cryptic GPS coordinates that lead them to their parent’s mysterious safe house, where they encounter protective drones. I’ll let you find out what happens next. Mayson & Dickson, when they crossed the line, it was murder. Book Details: Title: Southern Charm Author: Joc...
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Special Event Announcement - A WOMAN OF HIS OWN - FILM PREMIER & BRUNCH PARTY by DAN ADAMS FILMS LLC


Come join them at the FREE premier screening of a new short film entitled A WOMAN OF HIS OWN - A Sci Fi Romantic Comedy. For additional information and to register, click here . Original link
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FEATURED AUTHOR: CRAIG STEWART


ABOUT THE BOOK Something is listening to the prayers of St. Paul’s United Church, but it’s not the god they asked for; it’s something much, much older. A quiet Sunday service turns into a living hell when this ancient entity descends upon the house of worship and claims the congregation for its own. Trapped in what used to be their sanctuary, the terrified churchgoers are given an impossible ransom: their new god wants a sacrifice. For everyone to live, a child must die. As fear rips the congregation apart, it becomes clear that if they’re to survive this untold horror, the faithful must become the faithless and enter into a battle against God itself. But as time runs out, they discover that...
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CHARACTER INTERVIEW WITH JUDY PENZ SHELUK'S ARABELLA CARPENTER


ABOUT THE BOOK Hoping to promote the Glass Dolphin antiques shop, co-owners Arabella Carpenter and Emily Garland agree to sponsor a hole in one contest at a charity golf tournament. The publicity turns out to be anything but positive, however, when Arabella’s errant tee shot lands in the woods next to a corpse. They soon learn that the victim is closely related to Arabella’s ex-husband, who had been acting as the Course Marshal. With means, opportunity, and more than enough motive, he soon becomes the police department’s prime suspect, leaving Arabella and Emily determined to clear his name—even if they’re not entirely convinced of his innocence. Dogged by incriminating online posts from an ...
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