Book Promo ~ Empty Quiver

Rival Operatives Unite to Dodge Nuclear Disaster

Empty Quiver Kindle Edition
~by Tom Davis

The U.S. Pershing II and Soviet SS-20 missiles on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., were once at the center of the Cold War chess match that underpins Tom Davis’ suspenseful new book, Empty QuiverSet against a backdrop of historical figures and actual events, Empty Quiver brings history to life with a riveting tale that reimagines what might have happened behind the scenes as Cold War tensions escalated.

Davis brings back NSC staffer Carter Cardwell and CIA Analyst Katherine O’Connor, whom readers will remember from his previous book, ConclaveEmpty Quiver begins in 1983, as the Soviet Union deploys its new SS-20 missile, and the U.S. counters by developing and stationing its new Pershing II missile in West Germany. But many Germans are opposed to having the new weapons on their soil, a resistance the Soviet KGB decides to exploit, no matter who they must team with to halt the U.S. deployment.

In Washington, Carter is sent to find out what forces are at work and what the KGB is up to. He brings with him Katherine, an expert on the Soviet Union with whom he has a personal relationship. Meanwhile, the KGB decides upon a risky and complicated approach to broaden German opposition against the arrival of the new Pershings. The KGB chief responsible for Western Europe, Dimitry Zhukov, takes personal charge of the Soviet effort.

Carter, Katherine and Dimitry have confronted each other before, but now find they must work together before a nuclear confrontation spins out of control. Both sides must confront dark forces from the past in order to create the conditions for a more peaceful future. Will they succeed? Or will nuclear terrorists upset the nuclear balance?

Davis himself once guarded nuclear storage sites in Europe during the Cold War, and he draws upon his experiences to inform his narrative. “The incident with the ‘rabbit hunter’ described in Chapter 5 actually occurred — to me — while the officer of the guard at one such site,” he said. “Fortunately, it was an innocent event that ended with none of the sinister implications described in the book.”

Author Tom Davis is a retired Army officer and senior corporate executive. He holds an undergraduate degree from West Point and a graduate degree from Harvard. He spent 25 years in the Army and then another 16 years in the corporate world. He has written numerous articles on politics and international relations, and a nonfiction assessment of the 1982 Israeli incursion into Lebanon titled 40 Kilometers Into Lebanon. His first novel, Conclave, was a historical novel about the election to the papacy of John Paul II. 

“I’m an old Cold Warrior who spent many years in Germany guarding the Fulda Gap and was there when the wall came down and Germany re-united in 1991,” Davis added.  “Back then, the U.S. and Soviet Union under General Secretary Gorbachev learned the benefits of cooperation. Those days are unfortunately behind us. We are now entering a new Cold War, and I am seriously concerned about the dangerous directions it might travel.”

For more information, please visit 
https://tomdavisauthor.com/, or follow the author on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000901572680.

Empty Quiver

Publisher: Punaro Press
ISBN-13: ‎979-8789110546
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Book Promo ~ For Once in My Life

An absolutely perfect laugh out loud romantic comedy

Twenty-nine-year-old Lily Buckley planned to be happily married and in her dream job by now. Instead she’s been single since being left at the altar three years ago, and works at her local paper, writing about giant vegetables at the village fete and a dog who looks exactly like Chewbacca.

Not quite what she was dreaming of.

So when Lily’s given the opportunity to write her own column it’s exactly what she’s always wanted – except what she has to write about. She has to do one thing every week that scares her.

With encouragement from sexy colleague – and adrenalin-junkie – Christopher, Lily agrees. From sky-diving to haunted houses, Lily is going to be pushed to her limit. And since heartbreak has left her afraid of falling in love again, her growing feelings for Christopher might just push her past it…

But then her mum has a crisis, her column is the only thing keeping her – and her colleagues’ – jobs afloat, and Christopher’s ex arrives with her sights set on a romantic reunion.

Suddenly jumping out of a plane is the least of Lily’s problems… Can she save her family, her friends, and her heart – or will Lily let her fears hold her back?

An uplifting, feel-good story about friendship, romance, and finding the hero inside yourself. Fans of Marian Keyes, Mhairi McFarlane and Sophie Kinsella will love Colleen Coleman!

REVIEWS

A five-star read that will make you get your bucket list written… The end blew me away… A fantastic read and one of my favourites by this author… This is definitely one of those reads you need in your life.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

For Once in My Life had me feeling so many things!… I read this so quickly… I was dying to know how everything would end… This book had me feeling happy… I love reads that make you sit there with a smile on your face! … It was so fun going on this journey with Lily… I was rooting for her! This is a great read for taking on a holiday, or when you just want to feel all of the happy-butterflies in your tummy.Goodreads reviewer

About Author Colleen Coleman

Colleen was born in Canada and raised in Ireland. She is the winner of the much-coveted Novelicious Undiscovered People’s Choice Award launched to find the next ‘chick-lit star’.

She spent years teaching English and Philosophy before finally taking a deep breath, scrunching both eyes shut, putting her pen to paper and vowing not to lift it again until she wrote the words ‘the end’. As a result, her first novel, Don’t Stop Me Now was born.

Colleen lives between London, Ireland and Cyprus with her very patient husband and very,very chatty twin daughters.

Learn more at https://www.colleencolemanbooks.com/

For Once in My Life

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07GR935XN
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1786814951
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1786814951

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Book Promo ~ASHA of the AIR

A Young Woman Struggles to Break Free
From Abuse and Reverse Her Troubled Karma

In filmmaker and novelist John Huddles’ new tale, the last daughter of an ancient house breaks from the abusive prince that she married at the age of 17 (thinking he would save her from her troubles) before making an epic trek of body and mind to acquire self-knowledge and gain agency over her own life.

A mix of legend, adventure and spiritual exploration, Asha Of The Air interweaves European chivalric tradition and the teachings of sacred Hindu texts to craft a brilliantly immersive world where fantasy and science, history and myth combine to form a tale of intense emotionality. Asha’s story is strikingly relevant to the way that today, in 2022, we are renegotiating the balance of power between the sexes and learning how to reconcile the urge to dominate with the need to love.

The story begins in the far future, in a city levitating among the clouds. Here a translator of ancient languages casts his mind down to the surface of a long uninhabited earth and six thousand years into the past to tell the tale of Asha, a possibly mythical, possibly factual princess, or Raajakumaaree in the language of her era.

When Asha’s life of beauty and privilege, the compensation for her poisonous marriage, ultimately comes undone, it sets her on an epic yaatra, a journey into the actual as well as psychological wilderness. Along the way she must imagine a path beyond the totality of her past mistakes — before hope itself comes to an end.

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR ASHA OF THE AIR:

“An original mythology all its own … elegant, sophisticated storytelling.” — Ho Lin, Foreword Reviews
 

“Truly unique” … “like nothing I’ve ever read before” … “poetic and highly emotive” … “a highly original new narrative that carries many transcendent messages to its readers” … “a deeply thought-provoking fantasy read.” — K.C. Finn (USA Today and Amazon best-selling author)
 

“With a story drenched deep in lore and myth, Huddles incorporates a delicious blend of Western and South Asian influences to create something that not only feels authentic and unique but also thoroughly entertaining.” — Pikasho Deka, Readers’ Favorite Reviews

Author John Huddles is a screenwriter, film director and novelist. His writing career began as editor-in-chief of Brown University’s student magazine, and as one of Brown’s first-ever Undergraduate Writing Fellows Author John Huddles is a screenwriter, film director and novelist. His writing career began as editor-in-chief of Brown University’s student magazine, and as one of Brown’s first-ever Undergraduate Writing Fellows. He is also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Nitze School Of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., and The American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. His sci-fi/fantasy film, The Philosophers, has been called one of the smartest movies for teens in recent memory and was similarly praised by The Los Angeles Times as “packed with smart, provocative ideas.” In his 2020 debut novel, the kids’ adventure story, Boon On The Moon (praised by Foreword Reviews as “wonderful … a terrific and memorable science fiction tale”), Huddles extended his love of sci-fi/fantasy from storytelling for the screen to the page. With Asha Of The Air, he shifts into sci-fi/fantasy/literary fiction for an adult readership.

For more information, please visit www.johnhuddles.com 
or www.notable-publishing.com

Asha Of The Air

Publisher: Notable Publishing
Publication Date: April 26, 2022
ISBN: 9781735853529
ISBN-10: 1735853526
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Book Promo ~ Compromised

Compromised:
A Quake Runner:
Alex Kayne Thriller

Compromised: A Quake Runner: Alex Kayne Thriller by [Kevin Tumlinson]

EVERYONE WANTS ALEX KAYNE

FBI, CIA, NSA, Foreign Governments—and now an international thief and conman with seemingly unlimited reach.

Reed Harltan has plans for Alex Kayne.

With one of Alex’s clients under his thumb, Harltan may just have managed to pull off something even the powerful US alphabet agencies couldn’t do—put her on a leash, and use her powerful AI software to do his bidding.

Harltan wants Alex to break into the Boston Literary Archives and retrieve a rare manuscript, protected by a next-level security system that utilizes an artificial intelligence of its own.

Can even QuiEK crack the most sophisticated security on the planet?

And if Alex pulls this off, will she be Harltan’s tool for good?

The clock is ticking, and Alex Kayne only has one week to find a way out, or her client dies.

COMPROMISED is the THIRD full-length novel in Kevin Tumlinson’s
QUAKE RUNNER: ALEX KAYNE series.

Quake Runner: Alex Kayne
Books in this series

About Kevin Tumlinson

Kevin Tumlinson is an award-winning and bestselling novelist, living in Texas and working in random coffee shops, cafés, and hotel lobbies worldwide. His primary work is in thrillers—including his wildly popular Dan Kotler Archaeological Thrillers. But he also successfully published science fiction, fantasy, and escapist fiction.

COMPROMISED

Happy Pants Books
ISBN-13 ‏:‎ 979-8201215545
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Book Promo ~ These Tangled Vines

The captivating tale of one woman’s journey
to the lush vineyards of Tuscany
and into the mysteries of a tragic family secret.

These Tangled Vines: A Novel by [Julianne MacLean]

If Fiona has learned anything in life, it’s how to keep a secret—even from the father who raised her. She is the only person who knows about her late mother’s affair in Tuscany thirty years earlier, and she intends to keep it that way…until a lawyer calls with shocking news: her biological father has died and left her an incredible inheritance—along with two half siblings.

Fiona travels to Italy, where the family is shocked to learn of her existence and desperate to contest her share of the will. While the mystery of her mother’s affair is slowly unraveled, Fiona must navigate through tricky family relationships and tense sibling rivalries. Fiona both fears and embraces her new destiny as she searches for the truth about the fateful summer her mother spent in Italy and the father she never knew.

Spilling over with the sumptuous flavors and romance of Tuscany, These Tangled Vines takes readers on a breathtaking journey of love, secrets, sacrifice, courage—and most importantly, the true meaning of family.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

These Tangled Vines is a breathtaking novel that explores the complicated depths of the human heart when surprising family secrets are revealed. It’s riveting, soulful, and deeply romantic—a beautiful heartbreaker. I couldn’t put it down.” —Amanda Prowse, bestselling author of An Ordinary Life

“Julianne MacLean’s These Tangled Vines is an emotional tale of love, family, and forgiveness. It’s both heartbreaking and hopeful; I felt for every one of these brave characters, rooting them on along the way.” —Rochelle B. Weinstein, USA Today bestselling author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the contemporary women’s fiction Color of Heaven Series. Readers have described her books as “soulful” and MacLean is a four-time Romance Writers of America RITA finalist and has won numerous awards, including the Booksellers’ Best Award and a Reviewers’ Choice Award from Romantic Times. Her novels have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been published in over a dozen languages.
MacLean has a degree in English literature from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a degree in business administration from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She loves to travel and has lived in New Zealand, Canada, and England. MacLean currently resides on the east coast of Canada in a lakeside home with her husband and daughter. She invites readers to visit her website at JulianneMacLean.com for more information about her books and writing life, and to subscribe to her mailing list for all the latest news.

These Tangled Vines

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lake Union Publishing
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1542025397
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1542025393

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Book Promo ~ INHUMAN TRAFFICKING

Mike Papantonio
& Alan Russell

For Nick “Deke” Deketomis, going where angels fear to tread in waging legal battles has long been a way of life. As managing partner for one of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ law firms, Deke has gone toe to toe with some of the largest corporations in the world. His firm specializes in the tough, even quixotic, cases that few lawyers would dare to take on. Like human trafficking.

Deke’s target this time is Welcome Mat Hospitality, a firm known for its truck stops and lodging throughout the United States. What Welcome Mat doesn’t advertise is the human trafficking—for sex work and slave labor—going on at many of its properties. For the sake of better profits, Welcome Mat’s ownership has turned a blind eye to this lucrative enterprise.

As invested as Deke is in the case, though, it takes on even greater urgency when the past comes calling with word that his fifteen-year-old goddaughter, Lily Reyes, is missing. When Deke learns that Lily has fallen prey to a notorious trafficker, his personal and professional worlds converge. For his goddaughter to survive, Deke must prevail not only in the legal arena but outside of it.

About the Authors

Mike Papantonio is a senior partner of Levin Papantonio, one of the country’s largest plaintiffs’ law firms, and was one of the youngest inductees into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He has aggressively taken on Big Pharma, tobacco, weapon manufacturers, and the automobile industry, among other bastions of corporate greed, and uses his own cases as springboards for his novels. Papantonio is also a well-known media presence as host of  America’s Lawyer and co-host of the syndicated radio show  Ring of Fire . He is based in Pensacola, Florida. 

Alan Russell is the #1 bestselling author of seventeen mystery and suspense novels, including Burning Man, Shame, St. Nick , and A Cold War. Russell’s novels have been nominated for most of the major awards in crime fiction, and he has won a Lefty award for best comedic mystery, a  USA Today  Critics’ Choice Award, multiple San Diego Book Awards, and the Odin Award for Lifetime Achievement from the San Diego Writers/Editor Guild. He lives with his wife in Encinitas, California. 

Editorial Reviews

A propulsive legal thriller fueled by the righteous indignation of a legal team fighting against one of the darkest scourges of modern society: the invisible epidemic of sex trafficking and sexual slavery. Through Machiavellian courtroom maneuvering, undercover investigation, and military-style interventions fraught with personal danger, trial attorney Nick ‘Deke’ Deketomis and his team of life-scarred legal heroes put everything on the line.”—William L. Myers, Jr., trial attorney and author of the bestselling Philadelphia Legal Series

“As someone who has previously tackled the subject matter, I can say that Inhuman Trafficking is on the nose with its realism and at times disturbing depiction of a serious problem in the USA and other countries. Authors Papantonio and Russell deliver a fast-paced legal thriller with hard-hitting conflict—sometimes ‘Bondian’ action!—that introduces an engaging team of protagonists and an equally despicable group of baddies.”—Raymond Benson, author of In the Hush of the Night and Blues in the Dark

INHUMAN TRAFFICKING

Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN 10: 1510768874
ISBN 13: 978-1510768871

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Book Promo ~ The Christmas Shop

A Stand-Alone Christmas Novella

Cynthia Owens

Maeve Brennan has lost everything she holds dear: her husband, her three children, and finally her home.

Micheál Lynch has one dream: bringing Christmas back to his three young children. He’ll do anything to achieve that dream, even if it means risking his own life.

Can some tiny Christmas angels unite these two lonely souls and bring them a real Christmas…and love?

an excerpt

About the Author:
Cynthia Owens enjoyed a previous career as a reporter/editor for a small chain of community newspapers before returning to her first love, romantic fiction. Her stories usually include an Irish setting, hero or heroine, and sometimes all three.

Cynthia’s books:

The Claddagh Series: Historical Romance Set in Ireland and Beyond

The Wild Geese Series: The Irish Heroes Return

The Christmas Shop
a stand-alone Christmas novella
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07KHQLLQJ
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Book Promo ~ Cup-Tied

Cup-Tied: Kingsbury Town Football Club Romance Series Book 3

Cup-Tied: Kingsbury Town Football Club Romance Series Book 3 by [Marina Reznor]

Dylan Rhea’s life is a mess, and it just keeps getting worse. He retired from Kingsbury Town Football Club in disgrace, his girlfriend threw him out, and now he’s running his father’s non-league football club into the ground. He’s a miserable failure and it doesn’t seem that things will ever turn around.

Until Penny Adams arrives on his doorstep with a strange request.

Penny doesn’t want to be in north London with a pick-axe in her duffle bag and only enough money to last four days. But she has a job to do, and she wants to get it over with as soon as possible. Because then she can go back to Indiana and get her life back on track.

By a miracle, Dylan lets her dig. And as Penny keeps digging, remarkable things begin happening. Dylan’s team starts winning, and against all odds, keeps winning. Is this the invisible hand of a long-dead queen, or just a series of extraordinary coincidences?

But there are powerful forces who don’t want Dylan to keep winning, and they want Penny out of the way as well.

How long will Dylan and Penny’s luck hold out?

About the Author

Marina Reznor lives with her rugby-player husband and their two Labradors in Birmingham, Alabama. She became interested in English Premier League football (or soccer as she occasionally slips up saying) when American television began broadcasting matches and she realized there were almost no commercials.

Keep in touch with Marina. Join her charming, interesting, and very infrequent newsletter. She doesn’t share and she doesn’t spam. Sign up on her website, https://www.marinareznor.com, and join her on Twitter and Instagram, @MarinaReznorMarina

An Amazon Review  ~ 5 Stars!!!!!

I immediately fell in love with Penny Adams, a fun, smart, tough as nails heroine who hears a voice telling her to find the dead queen Boudica. Traveling to England, she convinces washed up footballer and now manager of a failing football team, Dylan Rhea, to allow her to dig up his parking lot. And then mysterious things happen: she finds bits of pottery and the team begins to win! Throw in some hilarious side characters (Biscuit, a kid who has a Rain Man ability to spout accurate football facts, the opera loving Scott and Jeff who run the local Kebob shop, and the so-called “experts” who try to defame Penny on “Fraud Wars) and I guarantee you will laugh out loud. But it also hits on some socially relevant issues, such as addiction and mental illness, specifically, schizophrenia. The amount of research that went into this book is fantastic. The author knows her history and makes it fun! Having always been interested in archaeology , I found her explanation of how a dig is done fascinating. This is Book 3 but can be read as a stand alone… but I invite you to read the others which are equally as good! I’m now officially in a book slump looking for something as unique as this book. (and be sure to read the Author’s notes at the end for a look at her inspiration for this one of a kind book!)

Cup-Tied

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Book Promo ~ Say You’ll Stay

Welcome to Wishing Tree,
where the magic of
Christmas in July
will bring you home

Say You'll Stay by [Susan Mallery]

Some heartbreaks hit harder than others. For Shaye Harper, the last one was so bad she swore off men for good. Wishing Tree, Washington, was supposed to be a pit stop on the road to a fresh start, but Shaye is swiftly drawn in by the quirky small town’s celebrations—and a handsome stranger she can’t resist.

After deployments around the world, army vet Lawson Easley knows there’s no place better than his hometown. And he’s determined to stay right here, forever. Too bad the first woman who feels like “the one” is just passing through. The more time he spends with Shaye, the more he knows that she’s the piece his heart’s been missing.

Swept up by the joyful summer festivities and Lawson’s obvious affection, Shaye starts to feel she belongs. Here, with him. She never meant to end up in Wishing Tree. Then again, she never meant to fall in love…

Susan Mallery

About Susan Mallery: Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of books about the relationships that define women’s lives–romance, friendship, family. With compassion and humor, Susan keenly observes how people think and feel, in stories that take readers on an emotional journey. Sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, and always uplifting, Susan’s books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA Today bestsellers list, thanks to her ever growing legions of fans.

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08WKK1RXF
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HQN Books (July 1, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 1, 2021

Say You’ll Stay

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Book Promo ~ The Wool Over Their Eyes

Secrets Threaten to Unravel Family Ties

At 18, Natalia Foster knew seven things about the biological father she’d never met: he was tall, dark, handsome and Italian. He was also married to someone other than Natalia’s mother, had three children and, clearly, no morals. Now, at age 28, Natalia knows something new: her father is dying.

The Wool Over Their Eyes, from Dione Martin, is an authentic, heartfelt story about complex family dynamics and the emotions that must be unpacked when long-buried secrets push their way to the surface.

Illegitimate and bi-racial, Natalia is the secret that her father, Joe, planned to take to his grave. His wife and family know nothing of Natalia’s existence — or that her mother is Black — but when word spreads that Joe has only months to live, Natalia feels compelled to meet him and salvage what little time with him she has left. But at what cost to Joe’s devoted wife, Rosa, and their grown children?

In the midst of Natalia’s family drama and pain is also a love story. Natalia must choose between two loves — a long-lost one and a new one. Her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Davis, who captured her heart and connected with her soul, resurfaces. But she meets a handsome doctor, David Duplessis, who’d cared for her father. Just as the relationship begins to blossom, David commits an act that severs her trust and sends her spiraling further into her dark abyss.

The Wool Over Their Eyes is loosely based on Martin’s personal experiences. She drew upon her own memories and insights of growing up without her biological father and being betrayed in her own marriage to inform her narrative and give her characters depth and authenticity.

“I wrote The Wool Over Their Eyes for fatherless girls, for women who have been betrayed, for those who have been rejected because of their race (or otherness) and for families that have been torn apart by secrets, lies and deception,” Martin reflects. “Healing is possible – through change, through empathy, through faith and through forgiveness.”

Author Dione Martin was born and raised in New Orleans, where she spent much of her childhood and teen years reading. She earned her Bachelor’s in English from the University of Minnesota-Morris and her Master’s in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently a senior communications director at Brinker International. She lives in Dallas with her two daughters and enjoys running, cooking, performing arts and attempting DIY projects. The Wool Over Their Eyes is her debut novel, and she is working on her next one.

​​For more information about the author, please visit www.dione-martin.com or follow her on Twitter (@DioneMartin30), LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/dione-martin/) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/dionehmartin).

The Wool Over Their Eyes

Publisher: Inspire on Purpose
ISBN-10: 1948903539
ISBN-13: 978-1948903530

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