Monday, October 15, 2018

Jesse Teller's The Manhunters Omnibus Edition Spotlight & #Giveaway

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The Manhunters 
Omnibus Edition - Song - Hemlock - Crown
by Jesse Teller
Publication Date: October 5, 2018
Publisher: Jesse Teller
Genre: Grimdark Fantasy
Print Length: 1035 pages

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Some of the darkest minds in Perilisc attacked Mending Keep, releasing all its prisoners. Former court wizard Rayph Ivoryfist calls old friends to his aid in a subversive attempt to protect a king he hates and a nation he loves. 

In this special edition of The Manhunters trilogy, you'll find all three critically acclaimed novels plus bonus content: 
• Foreword from best-selling fantasy author C.T. Phipps 
• Four essays on the creation of the award-winning series 
• Short story featuring the origin tale of Konnon Crillian from Song 
• Sample chapter from the author's upcoming series The Madness Wars starring Aaron the Marked. 

Immerse yourself in Jesse Teller's unique and mystifying world for a breathtaking tale of magic and mayhem.

Link to my 5 Star review for SONG
Link to my 5 Star review for HEMLOCK
Link to my 5 Star review for CROWN
The Beginning

With the release of Crown, the third book in The Manhunters trilogy, the story is told. It is time to wrap up the drama of Rayph and his crew facing off against the worst criminals of the world. The crew has taken its last job and the fate of the nation rests now in the hands of the Hope of the Nation and those he trusts.

The end of this saga brings with it a sense of closure for me that I feel in my very bones. A resolution has been found where there was none before and a part of me can rest that has been working for a long time.

It was 2002 when I first told the story. A game of Dungeons and Dragons inspired it and created the characters. I have been working on it ever since. The concept for the story came to me at the release of the movie The Fugitive with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. This was in 1993. In the summer of 1995, the character Konnon was born and with him Glyss. 1995 also inspired Fannalis and his brothers, with the Forest of the First Tree, where they called home, first showing itself to me in 1996.

There are elements in this story that close out emotional issues I fought with for years. Konnon’s childhood and his salvation mimics the saving of my life by my wife and her family. The curse of the Thorn Brothers represents the struggles of getting my work out into the world of the reader. Smear’s and Trysliana’s love is the cradle of my love with my wife. The name Rayph Ivoryfist gave me my son’s name. The defeat of the worst of the enemies in these stories is the symbolic defeat of the abuses of my past.

With the rise of Saykobar in Hemlock, I embraced the darkness of my work and its supremacy. Dreark going home. Thomas becoming king. Over and over again I can trace events of the series to things that bothered me about my own life and the way it was going. If our work is therapeutic, then The Manhunters healed me more than a little.

This is not the only great accomplishment I found when October 5th 2018 came to me and the final book reached readers.

I have now proven I can finish a trilogy in a timely fashion. It brings forward a promise I have made and kept with my readers that they will find completion in my work and they do not have to worry about falling in love with a story and being left hanging by a writer who does not respect them.

The Manhunters is off my desk now and I can turn my attention to the rest of my work and the release of my next series. I can play with new characters, build new themes, and build upon the solid foundation these books provide for my world and my writing at large.

All these things I am excited about, but along with these victories I have heartbreak to deal with as well. There were deaths I did not expect, fallen heroes and victims who will haunt me for years. Doors closed that will limit the stories I can tell and the characters I can use to build my world.

The closing of the story means I must walk away from the band of heroes themselves, the amazing things they do and they way they exist as a family and a cohesive unit.

Wonderful villains were killed. Dark, devious minds that are fun to play with and could provide the reader with many more chilling moments were brought to a close and clipped off by the Manhunters. With every word we write as novelists, we open a door and close one as well, and those ramifications will echo into my work forever.

It is the end of an era of my work. A time I have had with my characters that I can never recapture. But this is not the end.

The story has been unleashed. The tale of the dangerous band of misfits that hunt down the deadliest is out now. On October 5th, the story became real. It was born into the world.

This is the beginning of the age of the Manhunters. And that, I could not be more proud of or excited about.

Jesse Teller has loved fantasy since the age of five. It has gone from love to hobby to professional life. He now spends his time writing novels and short stories in a fantasy world of his creation. Here you can find his thoughts on the genre, samplings of his work, and his process in creating it.

Jesse Teller lives in Missouri. He hasn’t always, but like storytelling, it snuck into his bones. Teller fell in love with fantasy when he played his first game of Dungeons & Dragons. The game gave him the ability to create stories and characters from a young age. He started consuming fantasy in every form and, by nine, was obsessed with the genre. As a young adult, he knew he wanted to make his life about fantasy. His books explore violent issues without flinching.

He lives with his wonderful, supportive wife and two inspiring kids.

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The Fighter of Aldea by Kira Weston Blitz and #Giveaway

The Fighter of Aldea
Kira Weston
Publication date: October 15th 2018
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance
It’s the year 2216, and ever since Lydia Humsworth was little, she’s heard stories about electricity that used to light up skylines and planes that soared through the sky like birds. There were also stories about The Shift, which plunged the world into darkness nearly two hundred years ago and gave some people magical abilities. These people came to call themselves sorcerers.
Now, in the small village of Aldea, sixteen-year-old Lydia is training to be a Fighter in hopes of one day protecting her village. Her best friend, Daniel, spends his days working long hard hours on the farm. Humans and sorcerers have always seemed to coincide peacefully, but when Leonardo Kinch–a deranged sorcerer who blames humans for the death of his family–starts a war against humans, nothing is as they believed.

When war rages across the country, Lydia and Daniel must do everything they can to stop the war and stay alive, or risk the human race falling into extinction.
I jump up and before I’m even back on the ground, I swing out at his face. I nearly get a tap, but Joshua manages to duck away. He groans angrily and jabs at my stomach. I suck it in and jump backward, but I’m closer to the edge than I’d thought and my back slams into the rope.
Joshua smirks. He knows he’s got the upper-hand.
He goes for my stomach again, but I slip out of the way, dive into a roll that takes me behind him, and spin around to face him.
He whirls around and slices his stick down toward the top of my head. I grab my stick with both hands and hold it above me. Block.
I realize he’s holding his vertically like a sword, as opposed to holding it horizontally above his head. Bad form. I push my stick against his, forcing it toward his body. A look of confusion crosses Joshua’s face. Then I give his stick a good shove with my own, thrusting him backward enough that he loses his balance and falls down onto the mat, flat on his back.
While he’s down, I jab my stick toward his neck and tap his throat. The fight is over.
Joshua looks up at me with wide eyes, probably realizing what the result of a full force hit like that would be, and I suddenly become very aware of the fact that I’m glaring down at him. Had I wanted to fight again for revenge? What if I had lost my cool? Then I wouldn’t have been any better than he was.
Except, I didn’t hit him, whether a part of me wanted to or not. And I certainly didn’t cheat. That’s not who I am, or ever want to be.
Finally, the blood from my scratches runs all the way down my face, and just as a single drop of blood falls onto the mat, I hear the whistle.
“Winner! Lydia Humsworth!”
The crowd cheers. I’m brought back to reality. During the fight, it was as if everything and everyone had melted away and become silent. Nothing existed but me, my opponent, and the ring. I look up at the crowd who’s roaring for me. Daniel, Lucas, and my mom are cheering louder than anyone else. It hits me: I won.
I put my stick down and look up at the audience, letting my victory sink in before turning back to help Joshua up. I hold out my hand, but he shoves it away and gets up on his own.
We bow. He looks mad again. So many remarks run through my head. I told you so. Sorry to burst your bubble. Apologies for deflating your ego… But I leave it alone. He’s probably punishing himself enough.
Instead, I bow my head and say, “Good fight, Joshua.”
He seems a little surprised at my humility, but he doesn’t return it. All he does is sneer and bow his head in return. Then we separate to have quick words with our instructors before the final winners are announced.
“Well done, Lydia,” Mr. Neil tells me, handing me a towel to wipe my face with. “You had the upper hand for most of the fight and you did some quick thinking with that final move. It was different, unexpected, and intelligent.”
“Thank you, sir,” I say politely. I’m surprised by his kind words, but I can also tell that he’s holding something back. I sigh. “What is it?”
He shifts his eyes to the side, then looks back at me. “You’re still too slow.” I purse my lips. Of course…

Author Bio:
Kira Weston writes Young Adult fiction, often day-dreaming the what-ifs of magic and science fiction, and how they might affect the world. Her debut novel, The Fighter of Aldea, comes out October 15th, 2018. Kira grew up in Las Vegas, NV under the hot sun and the distant lights of the famous Las Vegas Strip, and now resides in Colorado, which is much cooler—most of the time.
Kira currently works in retail, but hopes to put her main focus on storytelling in the near future, whether it be through books, movies, or something in between. When she’s not writing, she spends her time befriending cats, hoping for rain, drinking mochas, and listening to music.


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Crazy Scottish Love by Jessie Donovan Blitz and #Giveaway

Crazy Scottish Love
Jessie Donovan
(Love in Scotland, #1)
Publication date: October 15th 2018
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance
Tired of the online dating scene and her nagging mother, Donella Spencer braves her eccentric extended family and heads for a month-long visit to Scotland to stay with them. As long as she keeps to herself and avoids her family as much as possible, it should be easy to relax, right?
What she doesn’t count on is running into Robbie Campbell, the guy who tried so hard to ditch her nearly twenty years ago that it took a search and rescue team to save her. Not only that, she doesn’t expect to fall for Robbie’s daughter’s big, brown eyes and agree to hold a themed costume party for Donella’s 31st birthday. One that involves her relatives dressing in nineteenth century safari garb and dusty, old animal outfits.
And none of that even begins to address her grandmother’s attempts to matchmake and marry off Donella within the month.
It’s going to be one long, trying summer in Scotland. However, sometimes the strangest situations can show what someone needs in life. Because if Donella falls in love with a man who can put up with her family, she may finally have her happy ending in sight.
Provided her relatives don’t drive her crazy first.
However, the peaceful sound of the wind and seagulls as Donella enjoyed the enchanting sight didn’t last. Something smacked her on the side of the head. She lost her balance and fell on her ass.
After a string of profanities that would no doubt earn her a scolding later on, Donella slowly sat up and touched the side of her head. Looking at her fingers, there wasn’t any blood.
A Scottish male voice she didn’t recognize shouted, “Are you all right?”
Donella looked in the direction of the sound. A tall guy with short, reddish-brown hair rushed toward her.
Before she could do more than open her mouth, a large black and white dog dashed past the man and stopped in front of her. He promptly put his nose to her privates.
He bumped and sniffed around, reminding her why she preferred cats. Sure, both sniffed butts, but at least with cats they sniffed other cats and left her lower body well enough alone.
The dog rose its head, a bright green ball in its mouth. The dog dashed back toward the man and dropped it at his feet.
She’d found her attacker. “Is that how you always welcome tourists to the island? By pelting them with hard balls and knocking them on their butts?”
The corner of the man’s ticked up. “Well, to be fair, only a tourist would be dressed like that. So you would be an easy target for anyone who was out to find them.”
She wasn’t embarrassed about her yoga pants and T-shirt. A combined thirteen-hour plane ride wasn’t meant to be a fashion show. “I’ll make sure to mention how the locals hit tourists and insult their attire on my online review.”
He shrugged a shoulder. “I doubt you’ll do so. After all, it would affect everyone on the island, and I don’t think you’d want that.”
Before she could ask how he knew she wouldn’t, a little girl of about six or seven peeked her brown-haired head out from behind the guy and stepped to the side, holding one of those ball-tossing things dog owners liked to use. She glanced up at the man. “Should I say sorry? I didn’t mean to hit her.”
Donella suddenly felt like an ass. She wasn’t the best person with kids, but from her own childhood, she knew full well how mini-disasters could happen without warning.
The man placed a hand on the little girl’s shoulder. “I’d apologize to Donnie now or you’ll have to face old Mrs. Spencer later.”
The girl’s eyes widened, but Donella focused on the man’s revelations. “How do you know who I am?”
“Putting aside how your gran’s been going on about your visit for weeks, this isn’t the first time we’ve met.” He bowed his head. “Robbie Campbell, at your service.”
A memory from twenty years ago, of her being stranded on a tiny slip of land with water on one side and a small cliff behind her, came rushing back. She pointed a finger. “You. You’re the reason the police and fire brigade had to rig a harness and rescue me.”
He put up a hand. “Don’t blame me. You were the annoying ten-year-old following me around all summer. Everyone around here with good sense knows not to go out there when the tide’s about to come in.”
Donella narrowed her eyes. “Local knowledge that relies on ‘good sense’ only works if you live here. You should’ve known that and warned me.”
Again, he shrugged one shoulder. “I was almost thirteen and assumed I was king of the world at that point. Besides, an American always on my heels was a nuisance. My mates teased nonstop and I wanted it to end. Stranding you during high tide did the trick.”
She growled. “I could’ve drowned.”
“But you didn’t. Who do you think called the authorities to rescue you?”
Donella searched her mind for a good come back. They never came when she needed one.
Before she could even sputter something halfway witty, the little girl asked, “Why are you angry at my daddy?”

Author Bio:
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Jessie Donovan has sold over half a million books across multiple formats, has given away hundreds of thousands more to readers for free, and has even hit the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists. She is best known for her dragon-shifter series, but also writes about magic users, aliens, and even has an upcoming crazy romantic comedy set in Scotland. When not reading a book, attempting to tame her yard, or traipsing around some foreign country on a shoestring, she can often be found interacting with her readers on Facebook. She lives near Seattle, where, yes, it rains a lot but it also makes everything green.


$25 Amazon (US) gift card, 
one tartan scarf, 
and a mini-swag pack
 of goodies from Scotland


Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Boyfriend Mistake by Charity West

The Boyfriend Mistake
by Charity West

My rating: 3 Stars

Publisher: Evernight Teen (October 3, 2018)
Publication Date: October 3, 2018
Genre: YA Romance | Social Issues
Print Length: 122 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
All Mya ever wanted was to date golden boy Prescott Monroe, captain of the football team, loved by the entire school. But when she gets her wish, it isn’t long before she realizes that things are not all as they seem. The guy everyone in her school loves is hiding something, and there’s a darkness in his eyes that only she seems to see. Can she get away before it’s too late?

Ryder James has earned his label as Central High’s bad boy, and he relishes the title. It gives him a different girl at the snap of his fingers, and more parties than he could ever hope to attend. But the one thing he’s always wanted and knows he can never have—the untouchable Mya Henderson.

Until one fateful morning Mya’s world changes forever, leaving her completely shattered, and Ryder suddenly isn’t the bad boy everyone’s warned her away from. Instead, he’s her knight in shining armor. 
The Boyfriend Mistake by Charity West

The Boyfriend MistakeYou can’t judge a book by its cover, or a boy by his perceived reputation. Turns out Mya’s dream boyfriend is more of a nightmare, constantly trying to get her to go all the way. When “no” didn’t work, the school bad boy comes to her rescue and she discovers a good man under his player fa├žade.

THE BOYFRIEND MISTAKE by Charity West touches on some VERY compelling issues facing teens today. From peer pressure to bullying and the trauma afterwards, as well as accepting help to heal, Charity West DID touch on each topic, but there wasn’t the necessary depth that the topic of rape or attempted rape should receive. The focus was on a budding romance with an amazing young man and that was wonderful, but I didn’t always like the direction Mya took and didn’t see the value in helping her heal.

That said, I found Ryder’s character to be my favorite, being mature beyond his years. Perhaps this story could have more real impact on the hot topics if there were another hundred pages devoted to assuring the seriousness of what happened to Mya. Teen readers NEED a story that shares more of the gritty reality, not just a dreamy romance!

Charity West is a very good writer and picked up on the "teen" persona, but just left me a little surprised at how fluffy this read became.

I received a complimentary copy from Evernight Teen!

Revelation Way by Marcus Damanda (The Salvation State, #3)

Revelation Way
by Marcus Damanda

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Salvation State - Book 3
Publisher: Evernight Teen (September 19, 2018)
Publication Date: September 19, 2018
Genre: YA dystopian
Print Length: 352 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Four Days till the Lamb …

On Angel Island, the Ceremony is ready. The cameras are in place. For Ruth Black and her husband, the Reverend Matthew, there’s just one problem: their intended sacrifice has plans of his own.

Huddled around a forbidden computer in the compound’s junk shop, five teenage prisoners launch an escape against impossible obstacles: a barricaded church, the electrified perimeter fence, the Key Tower guards, an invisible wall in the water that surrounds the island prison—and against the soldiers of Open Light of Day, led by the most ruthless collector of wayward children in all of New America.

They have to run during the ceremony. Far from keeping it secret, they need as many people to know the truth as possible, or there’ll be nowhere to run. For Rebecca Riggs, Daniel Forester, and their fellow Forgottens, the road home leads through Revelation Way.
Revelation Way by Marcus Damanda (The Salvation State, #3)

Revelation WayThis. Is. It. Time is running out for Rebecca, Daniel and the rest of the Forgotten kids. Escape or die trying and they have decided it is not a good day to die. But someone is scheduled to be the Lamb and all of the world awaits. The cameras are running, soldiers man the towers and five teens are about risk everything for one sweet taste of freedom and the chance to expose the greatest lie of all time.

Heroes may fall, but to bring down the Blacks, it must be done. Escape. Welcome back to Marcus Damanda’s world.

Hang on for the most harrowing ride of your life in REVELATION WAY! Non-stop from start to finish, this tale runs at full bore and true to his style, Marcus Damanda does NOT go gently into the night, he roars through with his signature bold and gritty style!

I was breathless, white-knuckled and I felt my heart racing as these teens risk everything for freedom! I loved this book, this series, these characters…young adults with determination to win at any cost!

I received a complimentary from Evernight Teen!

Absolution Island by Marcus Damanda (The Salvation State #2)

Absolution Island
by Marcus Damanda

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Salvation State - Book 2
Publisher: Evernight Teen (March 15, 2017)
Publication Date: March 15, 2017
Genre: YA Dystopian
Print Length: 338 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
The chase is over. For Rebecca, Daniel, and the rest of the Forgottens of Second Salvations, there is only one choice: get with the program or die. But there’s a spy lurking somewhere within the cabins of Angel Island, someone with contacts in the outside world. Ruth Black is determined to find out who it is before the world learns the truth about her—and about the special punishment ministry of her husband, the Reverend Matthew.
Rebecca and Daniel are not destined to remain forgotten very long.
Welcome to New America: one nation, under God. An island prison, just for kids, built to convert the very worst of them. Kids like Rebecca and Daniel, with one impossible task: Escape.
Absolution Island by Marcus Damanda
(The Salvation State #2)

Absolution IslandTrapped and forgotten on an island hell, Daniel and Rebecca must either fake going along with the program or die. How could the rest of the world not realize what was happening to these children? Or are there pockets of humanity trying to bring Matthew and Ruth down? Could there be a spy in their midst fighting the good fight alone? Ruth thinks so, so no one will be safe from her torture…there are only two ways to leave the island, escape or death and Rebecca and Daniel are willing to die trying…

Marcus Damanda is back with ABSOLUTION ISLAND and it packs the same gut-wrenching punch as THE SALVATION STATE, if not more!

Just as dark, just as disturbing and just as gritty and raw, Marcus Damanda spares nothing in the continuance of this series and his character development has filled in any blank spaces from book one.

If you can balance on the edge of your seat for any length of time, can stomach the brutalities of a pair of twisted monsters bringing punishment to young sinners, this series deserves your full attention, because this author can write!

I received a complimentary copy from Evernight Teen!

The Salvation State by Marcus Damanda (The Salvation State, #1)

The Salvation State
by Marcus Damanda

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Salvation State - Book 1
Publisher: Evernight Teen (January 15, 2016)
Publication Date: January 15, 2016
Genre: YA Dystopian
Print Length: 342 pages
Available from: Amazon Barnes & Noble
“This is what the truth is. Second Salvations murdered my parents, and I’m running away.”

A single post over unregulated Internet channels. A sleeping society awakens to a chase, broadcast live on television screens all across the New United States of America.

Rebecca and Daniel have never met. A fifteen-year-old preacher’s kid and a sixteen-year-old atheist outcast, they have little in common. And yet they both have attracted the attention of a recruiter for Second Salvations, where bad kids go to be remade—or destroyed.

Agents of the New America Unity Church will stop at nothing to get them. They’re building an army, a modern children’s crusade, in which Rebecca and Daniel may be just the kind of future leaders they need.

If not, they might be just the kind of sacrifice necessary to keep the rest of the faithless in line.
The Salvation State by Marcus Damanda
(The Salvation State, #1)

The Salvation StateThe country has been taken over with a bastardized version of religion and no one is safe, pray, tithe or disappear. Individuality is a thing of the past and the hive mentality abounds under fear of retribution.

Welcome to Marcus Damanda’s THE SALVATION STATE where problem children go to “camp” be “saved,” meaning: beaten, tortured, maimed and brainwashed. Some may even survive.

Two teens who have never met will become primes targets for recruitment in the New America Unity Church, one a preacher’s daughter craving the freedom of all teens to spread their wings, the other an atheist teen who got caught attempting to steal to put food on the table. They have now become “guests” of the Reverend Matthew Black and his wife, Ruth and the flames of eternal damnation couldn’t be any worse than the world they must now survive.

Marcus Damanda has nailed that smarmy tele-evangelist persona in Matthew Black, from his overly large presentation teeth to his dramatic wardrobe. Dear wife Ruth is just as plastic and quite possibly more heartless. We are not treated to any pretty words or scenes as we are ripped from our existence and into this twisted world.

Rebecca and Daniel are incredible teen characters, terrified, yet determined and they completely realistic! From the vilest characters to the most innocent, they make this tale feel alive and had my skin crawling!

Marcus Damanda presents his story with stark clarity, raw emotions and a complete lack of guile. With bold strokes, the story unfolds in brittle waves of the poison that has infected his world.
Absolutely riveting from start to finish!

I received a complimentary copy from Evernight Teen!

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

The Devouring Gray
by Christine Lynn Herman

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Disney Hyperion (April 2, 2019)
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy Thriller
Print Length: 368 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
On the edge of town a beast haunts the woods, trapped in the Gray, its bonds loosening…

Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of the town’s founders doesn’t help much, either—her new neighbours treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid.

When bodies start to appear in the woods, the locals become downright hostile. Can the teenagers solve the mystery of Four Paths, and their own part in it, before another calamity strikes?
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

The Devouring GraySmall town secrets and power struggles collide when the monster lurking in the shadows is unleashed and four supernaturally powerful families must set aside their differences to protect themselves and those who depend on them. But will the animosities, lies and egos make the truth impossible to see? Can the youngest generation of “founding Families” put aside the past to protect their future? Four Paths, New York has held its people and its secrets for too long, but exposing them now, with the monster growing stronger may be too little, too late.

THE DEVOURING GRAY by Christine Lynn Herman is devilishly dark, riddled with secrets and layered in bone-chilling fear as friends become enemies and those you least expect to help are the greatest allies.

Christine Lynn Herman has given this tale a depth of atmosphere that hangs over each page in a veil of mystery. Her characters are revealed to have layer upon layer of facets, some good, some dark and spine tingling.

A great read that overflows with dark fantasy presented eerily perfect!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Disney-Hyperion!

#Cover Reveal - False series by Meli Raine

False Memory
Meli Raine
(False Memory, #1)
Publication date: November 15th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
It all started with the bereavement flowers with my name on them.
Not the best way to wake up, right? I work in a flower shop. I know a funeral arrangement when I see one.
I know a killer when I see one, too. And one is standing in my hospital room right now, straight behind the man who saved my life.
I can’t tell anyone the truth, because that’s the fastest way to really die. So I do the next best thing. I “lose” my memory.
I fake my amnesia.
Pretending not to remember a brutal attempted murder has its perks. The killer is backing down, spending less time around me, loosening the noose.
The less I claim to recall, the more my rescuer, Duff, works to help me “remember.” I hate lying to him.
But he doesn’t understand that my memory is dangerous. To me. And to him.
Fooling everyone isn’t easy. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Except it’s starting to look like I’ve been fooling myself.
In more ways than one.
Read Book 1 in the newest series from USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.

False Hope
Meli Raine
(False Memory, #2)
Publication date: December 11th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Description TBA

False Start
Meli Raine
(False Memory, #3)
Publication date: January 15th 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Description TBA

Author Bio:
Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them. Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.