A Time for Penance by Robin Storey – Spotlight

She murdered her husband. Now she has a chance to undo her crime.

For 20 years, wealthy socialite Eva Dennehy has borne the guilt of murdering her first husband Charlie, who was planning to leave her for his mistress.

When Eva is offered the opportunity to travel back in time, and undo her crime as penance, she accepts – what does she have to lose? Back in her old life with Charlie, her passion for him surpassed only by her torment at his infidelity, she is more determined than ever to prevent him from leaving her.

But her plan plunges her into a world of crime and depravity, and she soon discovers she has even more to lose this time around.

This taut, gritty novel about jealousy, betrayal and the dark side of love will appeal to fans of suspense, crime and modern noir.

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The Church of the Holy Child by Patricia Hale – Review by Layna

A woman with a history of domestic abuse is missing. Her sister hires private investigators Cole and Callahan.

When the woman is found dead, her husband is charged but when a second body appears showing the same wounds, questions arise and what looked like a slam-dunk becomes anyone’s guess. The case goes to John Stark, a veteran cop and close friend of Griff Cole.

The bodies are piling up, and one person knows where the killer is. Father Francis, a priest at The Church of the Holy Child, listens to the killer’s disturbed account of each murder and wrestles with the vows that bind him to secrecy.

The case takes an unexpected and personal turn when Cole’s ex-wife goes missing and a connection to his past points to the killer.

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You Dear, Sweet Man by Thomas Neviaser – Spotlight

Would you give up your life to enter an unknown world just to eat a hamburger? A fast-food company develops the Ultimate Perfect Ad, a 3D form of motion with a model having a malefic agenda. Her paranormal ability has special powers over men, utilizing a simple phrase, “You dear, sweet man.” Her plan jeopardizes a blue collar worker’s life as he realizes that advertising is not as glamorous as it seems.

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The Bad Ones by Rachel Barker – Spotlight

This isn’t your typical vampire/werewolf love triangle! No other girls just happen to be murderers in prison, right? Oh yeah, and this prison isn’t typical either! It has a horrble secret, that could be killer.

Now enter the werewolf and vampire! They hate each other in their desperate fight to win her heart, but can they realize that there are worse dangers to face than rejection lurking around the corner in time to save everyone?

Who will win the fight for love and survival? Or is it just too late?

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Southern Dust by Caspar Vega – Review by Layna

Gretchen Walker: A Southern belle living an idyllic life in the newly independent Alabama; worrying about the upcoming cotillion, and hoping more than anything to find a dapper young suitor from a good family. Might she end up getting more than she bargained for?

The Governor: The enigmatic leader responsible for achieving the aforementioned independence.

Roger Conaway: An enforcer trying to make a clean break. When his boss tells him a friend’s daughter has gone missing, can Roger find the girl and get out of the game while he still has a shard of innocence left?

Dominic White: An obsessive Hornbuster overcome with grief; recovering from a nervous breakdown, and actively seeking revenge for his murdered sister.

Discover their interconnected stories in this diesel-fueled, black magic powered, vampire-creating extravaganza!

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Albian Road by Peter Idone – Spotlight 

ALBION ROAD is a detectiveless detective story set in the early months of the year 2000. Steiner, a middle aged accountant, smart, but by his own admission plagued by ennui, is asked by the wife of an old college friend, Roger Delwyn, to uncover the relationship her husband had with a man named Harry Corvair. The wife, Suzanne Delwyn, wants to know why this name was the last words her husband uttered as he lay dying. Steiner embarks on a dark twisting path to uncover the true relationship between his old friend and the enigma named Harry Corvair. Steiner is thrust into the sordid details of the Delwyn family history and some unsavory characters that had populated Roger’s life, uncovering an aspect of his friend that he did not know existed.

Interspersed throughout the narrative of Steiner’s amateur investigation are anecdotes and flashbacks of the relationship he had with Roger Delwyn from their college years and the years following that highlight the friend he knew as a man of intelligence and sharp wit with a salacious sense of humor. And now, since Roger’s death, Steiner comes to realize that his friend actually harbored a disquieting darkness.

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Remnants by Carolyn Arnold – Book Tour

All that remains are whispers of the past…

When multiple body parts are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River in Savannah, Georgia, local law enforcement calls in FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team to investigate. But with the remains pointing to three separate victims, this isn’t proving to be an open-and-shut case.

With no quick means of identifying the victims, building a profile of this serial killer is proving more challenging than usual. How is the killer picking these victims? Why are their limbs being severed and bodies mutilated? And what is it about them that is triggering this killer to murder?

The questions compound as the body count continues to rise, and when a torso painted blue and missing its heart is found, the case takes an even darker turn. But this is only the beginning, and these new leads draw the FBI into a creepy psychological nightmare. One thing is clear, though: the killing isn’t going to stop until they figure it all out. And they are running out of time…

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Anna: The Little Tokyo Chapter Jason Keating – Spotlight

The year is 2039 and the world is divided, split into eight remaining cities across the globe. After a virus was leaked into the world over 90% of the worlds population is deceased. All survivors are now living in one of the eight safe cities.

Humanity returning from the brink of extinction is living alongside a race of human synthetics called Anna.

When a monster starts hunting down these machines for what seems like sport its up to one day dreaming, caring, honest police officer to track and stop this monster.

But not all is as it seems when he digs further into the case is tasked with. With questions following every answer, can he survive in a city turning against him long enough to get to the bottom of the mystery? All whilst fighting to get the love of his back for good.

A futuristic murder mystery set in the city of New Los Angeles, its one taking on the city that raised him. Who will come out on top?

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