Review of: Crossed Lines by Jessica Cross


I needed to turn the pages to know what was coming

Ms. Cross tells an intriguing tale of mistakes and losses and yet the heroine still rises from the ashes. Crossed Lines is a tale that kept me turning pages NEEDING to know what would happen next. I strongly recommend this book.
~ reviewed by Chelle Cordero, Author of Passion & Suspense

 

Crossed Lines: How Could She Have Known That What She Desired The Most Would Become Her Undoing

As she taps on the computer, using writing as part of her recovery from a debilitating stroke at age 35, Jessica Cross not only overcomes the worst thing that happened in her young life ― she finds her true calling! In her debut story, Crossed Lines: What Lies Buried Within the Heart, we meet Sandra, a woman who believes she’s living the “perfect life” until her dreams expose an unfulfilled longing. But it’s what happens after she satisfies that longing that propels her life into a downward spiral as secrets and passions collide for a cataclysmic undoing of not only Sandra’s world, but the lives of many others, in an intriguing tale of love, greed and karma.

In her new novel, Jessica Cross explores the mythical “perfect life” and how a closer examination can expose an emptiness that demands to be filled, whatever the cost. The well-paced storyline and believable characters combine to create a raw and profoundly beautiful book that readers will find hard to put down.

Some of Crossed Lines might have come straight from Cross’s own experiences. After bearing a child at the age of 17, she doggedly pursued an education that led to her own dream life: a rewarding career, a loving husband and children. But at the age of 35, she was dealt a crippling blow: a stroke that left her hospitalized for months with a paralyzed right side and an inability to work.

Two years later, still in rehabilitation and out of work, Cross began punching at a computer keyboard to restore function to her arm and hand. Having little interest in typing mindlessly, she began writing what would become Crossed Lines.

In addition to writing, Cross is a motivational speaker, an activist in education and wellness, and an advocate for women’s empowerment.

For more information, please visit http://www.Jessicarcross.com.

Crossed Lines: What Lies Buried Within the Heart
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Recovering Addict Finds Inspiration through Loss

Author Jeffrey Walker turns heartbreak
to creative comedy in his new book

Jeffrey Walker lost his close friend and uncle to AIDS and almost lost his own life to a heroin/opioid addiction. Instead of giving in to his addiction, Walker found inspiration in his tribulations and used his experiences to pen his debut novel.

In “The Black Hand,” Jeffrey Walker tells the story of “Elliot,” who has spent years enveloped in a heroin addiction, when he suddenly loses his uncle and only friend. After crashing his truck while under the influence, Elliot ends up in a recovery center and his new, bizarre adventures begin.

“As a society, we need to have more open dialogue about addiction and recovery, mental illness and suicide,” Walker said.

A recovering addict, Walker knows first-hand the struggles of addiction and grief.   He earned his BA in English from UC Riverside and has published a number of articles, essays and personal prose.

“This book is for anyone who has been touched by loss, addiction or mental illness,” Walker said. “To be able to find humor in our darkest moments and afflictions, I think, gives us all hope.”

“The Black Hand”

By Jeffrey Walker

ISBN: 978-1-4808-5010-1

Available at Archway Publishing and Amazon

About the author

Jeffrey Walker is a writer from Southern California. He studied English at the University of California, Riverside, where he first began writing creative nonfiction and personal prose for various publications.

To learn more about the author and his book, please visit   https://www.archwaypublishing.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-001134402

or follow him on Twitter @jeffwalkersdead.

This is his first novel.

Le Karma d’Annie Par Chelle Cordero (French Editions)

Le Karma d’Annie

Chelle Cordero

Annie Furman laisse son passé derrière elle et poursuit sa route avec le shérif adjoint Dave Turner. Ses dons (ou sont-ils une malédiction ?) se renforcent. Elle réalise ne pas être la seule au royaume du voyage astral. Dave lui a sauvé la vie, maintenant, c’est à son tour de se battre contre un autre ‘voyageur’ pour le sauver… si seulement elle réussit à survivre.

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Chelle Cordero

Chelle Cordero écrit des histoires de passion et de suspens. Vanilla Heart Publishing a publié neuf de ses romans : Barlett’s Rule ; His Lucky Charm ; Within the Law ; Courage of the Heart ; Final Sin ; Hostage Heart ; A chaunce of Riches ; Common Bond ; Tangled Hearts et Hyphema. Chelle travaille actuellement sur son dixième roman et nous promet déjà une aventure riche en actions et en histoires d’amour émouvantes. Depuis l’âge adulte, elle a écrit à la fois des livres de fictions et de littérature non romanesque. Vanilla Heart Publishing publie ses livres depuis début 2008.

Ses livres lui ont valu plusieurs éloges dont : Barlett’s Rule, qui a fait partie du Top Dix des lectures de Carolyn Howard-Johnson en 2009 ; Final Sin a eu le titre de « Honorable Mention » dans la catégorie Fiction du NY Book Festival en 2010 et a été nominé en 2009 pour le Prix Pushcart ; Hyphema a gagné le Friday Book Cover Vote sur le site Shades of Love, le 9 décembre 2011 ; A Chaunce of Riches a été élu Meilleur Premier Chapitre par les lecteurs de D. Renee Bagby, en avril 2010 ; Hostage Heart, Final Sin et A Chaunce of Riches ont fini dans les dix premiers selon les sondages des éditeurs et lecteurs, en 2009. Chelle a été sélectionnée parmi les « 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading » publié par The Author’s Show en 2010.

Vous pouvez retrouver Chelle Cordero sur son blog : http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/, ou sur le blog promotionnel : https://ccepotourri.wordpress.com/. Elle offre un atelier d’écriture hebdomadaire aux inscrits du Blog Kinsley sur : http://bit.ly/pILcG. Sur son site internet http://ChelleCordero.com, vous trouverez des informations sur tous ses livres et toutes ses représentations. Les bloggeurs et la presse sont invités à visiter l’espace presse de Chelle sur http://chellecordero.com/media/, où ils trouveront des photos téléchargeables et d’autres informations.

N’hésitez pas à cliquer sur LIKE sur la page FaceBook de Chelle : https://www.facebook.com/AuthorChelleCordero et à la suivre sur Twitter : https://twitter.com/ChelleCordero. Vous pouvez aussi lui envoyer un mail à l’adresse : ChelleCordero@gmail.com

Chelle habite dans le nord-est des États-Unis avec son mari, Mark et sa famille. Ils ont deux enfants, déjà adultes, Jenni et Marc (&Trish) ; ils vivent aussi avec trois chats coquins et gâtés dont l’un d’eux a élu domicile sur le bureau de Chelle. Chelle est journaliste indépendante à plein temps pour plusieurs magazines ; ses articles paraissent régulièrement dans le nord de l’Amérique. Elle écrit une rubrique mensuelle sur les problèmes des NYS Emergency Medical Services (services d’urgence), en tant que NYS Emergency Medical Technician (First Responder News).


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Audrey Vennin

Audrey est née à Arras dans le nord de la France. Elle est traductrice indépendante de l’anglais et de l’italien au français. Après une expérience en tant que pilote de chasse dans l’Armée de l’Air française, elle a étudié la littérature anglaise et italienne à l’université de Lille 3. Elle habite en Europe avec sa famille et voyage beaucoup. Toujours curieuse de découvrir de nouveaux livres, elle aime aussi écrire.

Audrey is born in Arras in the north of France. She is a freelance translator from English and Italian into French. After an experience as a fighter pilot in the French Air Force, she has studied English and Italian literature at Lille 3 university. She lives with her family in Europe and travels a lot. Always interested in discovering new books, she also likes writing.

 

*This post originally appeared at
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Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Harper Collins Pub

Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel—a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters.

A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.

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About the Author:

Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in 1942. His novels include Next, State of Fear, Prey, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. He was also the creator of the television series ER. One of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been made into thirteen films, and translated in thirty-six languages. He died in 2008.

COMING SOON: PURPLE HEARTS by Tess Wakefield

Cassie Salazar and Luke Morrow couldn’t be more different. Beautiful and enigmatic Cassie is a struggling artist, working nights at a bar in Austin, Texas to make ends meet while pursuing her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter. Luke is an Army trainee, about to ship out for duty, who finds comfort in the mental and physical discipline of service after a difficult time in his life. But a chance encounter at Cassie’s bar will throw them together in ways that they’d never expect.

Cassie has been barely getting by financially ever since discovering that she has diabetes. Even with her basic insurance, she is drowning in medical bills. Added to her worries are concerns for her mother, who’s getting older and has no one else to look after her. So when she runs into old friend Frankie, now enlisted in the Army, she proposes a deal: a marriage license in exchange for better insurance for Cassie, and Frankie will keep the increased paycheck he’ll get now that he has a “family” to look after. Frankie says he can’t help her because he has a girlfriend, but to Cassie’s surprise, Frankie’s annoyingly intense friend Luke volunteers to marry her instead. Unbeknownst to Cassie, he desperately needs the money to pay off his old drug dealer from before he got clean.

The two of them make a pact: they’ll get married for a few months, make the money they need, and then get divorced when Luke has returned from duty and the time is right. But when a devastating injury overseas throws Luke back into Cassie’s life, they must make their marriage seem as real as possible to army personnel or risk being sent to jail for fraud. And sometimes, it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s just pretend.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

When not producing fiction for young readers, Tess Wakefield works in Golden Valley, Minnesota as a copywriter, an amateur comedian, and a caretaker for several thriving plants. PURPLE HEARTS is her first novel for adults.

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Coming Soon! Annie’s Karma em breve em Português!!

Cobrir a revelar!

 

Annie e o Carma

Chelle Cordero

Depois visitou Karma, Annie Furman move-se de seu passado e seu futuro com o sub-xerife Dave Turner. Ela presentes – ou é a maldição dela? – crescer mais forte, e ela descobre que ela não está sozinha no Reino de viagem astral. Dave salvou a vida dela, agora ela tem que lutar contra outro ‘viajante’ para salvar a Dave… se ela sobrevive.

Em breve em Português!

 

ANNIE’S Karma  Sneak Peek Video (English)

 

 

 

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Chelle Cordero

 

Chelle Cordero writes stories of Passion and Suspense. Vanilla Heart Publishing has published eleven Cordero novels: Bartlett’s Rule; His Lucky Charm; Within the Law; Courage of the Heart; Final Sin; Hostage Heart; A Chaunce of Riches; Common Bond, Tangled Hearts; Hyphema; Karma Visited; and Annie’s Karma. She is currently working on her next novel and promises another action packed adventure and heartwarming love story. Chelle has been writing both fiction and non-fiction for the bulk of her adult life and has been with Vanilla Heart Publishing since early 2008.

Her books have earned many plaudits which includes: Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009; Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival and a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.; Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website; A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010; and Hostage Heart, Final Sin and A Chaunce of Riches had top ten finishes in the 2009 Preditors’ and Readers’ poll. Chelle was also featured in “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” published by The Author’s Show in 2010.

Chelle Cordero maintains an author’s blog at http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/, and a promotional blog at https://ccepotourri.wordpress.com/. Her website http://ChelleCordero.com offers information on all of her books and her appearances. Bloggers and the media are welcome to visit Chelle’s media room at http://chellecordero.com/media/ with downloadable photos and other information.

Be sure to LIKE Chelle’s FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorChelleCordero and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ChelleCordero. You can email Chelle at ChelleCordero(at)gmail.com.

Translator for the Portugese Editions

Selma R. Silva

Selma R. Silva has been a translator and interpreter since graduation in 1984, She was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil and had the chance to study languages since her early teen years. Years of hard work, travel and research have led to the perfect time and place to delve into the rewarding experience of literary translation.

 

 

 

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Book Promo ~ Annie’s Karma by Chelle Cordero

The story continues…
Annie’s Karma,
the sequel to Karma Visited,
is available!

Simultaneous Release!
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Annie’s Karma
 by Chelle Cordero

Annie Furman moves on from her past and into her future with Undersheriff Dave Turner. Her gifts – or are they her curse? – grow stronger, and she finds out that she is not alone in the realm of astral travel. Dave saved her life, now she has to fight another ‘traveler’ to save Dave… if she survives.

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PRE-RELEASE REVIEW

 Annie’s Karma is a super followup novel to Karma Visited. I was intrigued by many things that evolved and expanded throughout the book, not the least of which is the incredibly detailed (although fictional, I must guess) accounts of astral travel, alongside the thriller aspects of the story.
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Annie’s Karma

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Author Chelle Cordero

Chelle Cordero writes stories of Passion and Suspense. Vanilla Heart Publishing has published eleven Cordero novels: Bartlett’s Rule; His Lucky Charm; Within the Law; Courage of the Heart; Final Sin; Hostage Heart; A Chaunce of Riches; Common Bond, Tangled Hearts; Hyphema; and Karma Visited. She is currently working on her next novel and promises another action packed adventure and heartwarming love story. Chelle has been writing both fiction and non-fiction for the bulk of her adult life and has been with Vanilla Heart Publishing since early 2008.

Her books have earned many plaudits which includes: Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009; Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival and a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.; Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website; A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010; and Hostage Heart, Final Sin and A Chaunce of Riches had top ten finishes in the 2009 Preditors’ and Readers’ poll. Chelle was also featured in “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” published by The Author’s Show in 2010.

Chelle Cordero maintains an author’s blog at http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/, and a promotional blog at https://ccepotourri.wordpress.com/. Her website http://ChelleCordero.com offers information on all of her books and her appearances. Bloggers and the media are welcome to visit Chelle’s media room at http://chellecordero.com/media/ with downloadable photos and other information.

Be sure to LIKE Chelle’s FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorChelleCordero and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ChelleCordero. You can email Chelle at ChelleCordero(at)gmail.com.

Chelle lives in the northeast with her husband, Mark, and family. They have two adult offspring, daughter Jenni and  son Marc (& Trish); they also live with three mischievous and spoiled pussycats, one of whom has taken up permanent residence on Chelle’s desk. Chelle is a full-time freelance journalist for multiple publications; her articles appear regularly throughout North America and she writes a monthly column on NYS Emergency Medical Services issues as a NYS Emergency Medical Technician (First Responder News).