The Writer’s Reading Corner: Georgia Rose #Romance #Suspense #CrimeFiction

May the fourth be with you!  Being the Star Wars nerd that I am, you know I couldn’t pass that up.  Occasionally, we come across books in which the characters feel so real it’s as if they’re sitting beside us while we read, and the writing evokes powerful emotions.  Georgia Rose was fortunate enough to come across a novel such as this, and it shaped the course of her own writing career.  Welcome, Georgia!

Thank you very much for inviting me onto your blog, Teri. I have thought long and hard about which book I should choose for my reading corner, after all there are so many fabulous ones out there, but it came down to this, which book I have been unable to get out of my head since I read it? Once that decision was made the choice was simple, A Shiny Coin for Carol Prentice by Mark Barry. I should perhaps say at this point that Mark is my editor, but I fell in love with his writing long before he became that. It is because of his writing that I asked him if he would be my editor in the first place.

I reviewed Shiny here, if anyone fancies taking a look. Barry’s writing makes you feel every emotion that runs through this unusual story. As you read you think you know what might be coming, you fear what you suspect might be the reason why Carol swore she would never go home and why she is going to such lengths to plan her revenge and yet you cannot look away. Barry’s writing is spare and yet full and rich, his characters some of the most colourful you will ever read and the story humorous and yet totally, totally serious. Even now, writing these few words about it makes me want to go and open it again.

It costs less to download than one shiny coin and I challenge all who venture this way to go and get it, you can thank me later.

The Blurb for my latest release, Parallel Lies

My name is Madeleine, Madeleine Ross. It is a name chosen with thought and because it is classy, and that is what is needed here…’

Madeleine Ross has life exactly as she planned it.
Cosy cottage, friendly village, satisfying job.
Company… when she wants it.

It’s an enviable existence for an independent young woman, and one she’s keen to protect.

Enter Daniel – strong, dependable and a danger to everything she’s built. He’s not something she was looking for, but hearts can’t be controlled and maybe, just maybe he might be worth letting into hers.

But, all is not what it seems. Because Madeleine is hiding a lifetime of secrets. Deep secrets.

And they never stay buried for ever.

Her darkest secret returns, like the proverbial bad penny. He is her first love, shadowy, dangerous, the baddest of bad boys. No matter how far she runs, or how well she hides, she can never escape him.

Or her past.

Here he is, on her doorstep, with a proposition she is powerless to resist but which could devastate the future she hoped to have.

Can Madeleine satisfy the old love while keeping the new?

You can’t always get what you want but, desperate to preserve the life she has worked so hard for, Madeleine is willing to risk everything to prove that she can.

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Author Bio

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. Following completion of the trilogy she has been asked for more and so has written a short story, The Joker, which is based on a favourite character from the series and is available to download for free from Amazon.

Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre.

Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination!

She has also recently started running workshops and providing one-to-one support for those wishing to learn how to self-publish and you can find her, under her real name, at www.threeshirespublishing.com.

Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing.

Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage!

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Instincts: Savannah PD Series by Rachel Renee #bookreview #thriller #suspense #TuesdayBookBlog @AuthorRachelRM

Instincts: A way of thinking or feeling that is not learned. 
Instincts: Drivers of behaviors.
Instincts: Help us to survive.

An abandoned factory in the dead of night—urine and decay permeating the air, setting the scene for the most recent horror film—only this isn’t the movies. The silhouette of the person hanging from the rafters is real life and the beginning of a case.
I’m detective Eliza Sheppard and it’s my job to determine what has happened to someone at the end of their journey here on earth. It’s my job to catch the guys or gals who felt it was in them to end that person’s journey. And it’s my job to put those criminals behind bars. Armed with my team of detectives, and most importantly my instincts, I set out to find what happened to respected Savannah business woman, Loretta Michaels. With little evidence and doubts from others, I am driven to follow a lead that many others suspect could be a wild goose chase. Will my instincts lead me to a killer? And how far am I willing to go to bring the killer to justice?  – Goodreads.com

This is the first book I’ve read in this series – and it wastes no time tossing the reader into the midst of a puzzling murder.  Eliza has worked hard to get where she is; the drive to put criminals behind bars is in her blood, being passed down from her father.  She’s a flawed, charismatic protagonist with a strong affinity for margaritas, a determined, match-making mother, a best friend who may or may not want to be more, and little time for a personal life.  In short – someone most readers can identify with in some way.

With several characters seemingly having motive and opportunity, it’s not immediately clear who the murderer is, and I suspected nearly everyone at some point.  That’s what makes an engaging crime thriller, right?

If you’re a fan of intriguing crime fiction that keeps you guessing, this is a series to look into.

#BadMoonRising Angel M.B. Chadwick #IndieAuthor #suspense #thriller

Welcome, Angel M.B. Chadwick!  As a child, Angel had an unusual, but original career goal, and her WIP is a fascinating blend of genres.

Fear is like a looking glass….

What’s the best horror/thriller movie you’ve seen this year so far?

The Inherited. It was on Lifetime Movie Network. It was the only movie that caught my interest and kept it. It had real substance and originality.

What fictional character would be your nightmare neighbor?

Beetlejuice. Seriously, I used to have nightmares about that creepy dude. I love horror. And I’m not easily scared, but for some reason he’s the only one.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be Frankenstein’s bride. I also wished “The Munsters” were my family.

If you could go back in time, where would you go and what would you do?

I would sit and have a cup of tea with Edgar Allan Poe.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on my next book which is a bit of sci-fi fantasy, steampunk, mystery, thriller, speculative fiction, suspense.

When you finish a book, do you take time off or jump into another project?

I always jump into another project. I’m a workaholic writer for which I don’t want a cure for, if there is one.

If you could change one thing about your writing career, what would it be?

To be more financially stable than I am now.

Author Bio

Angel M.B. Chadwick is currently writing the sequel to the “Weeping Well” series, titled “Weeping Well: Shards to the Grave.” She’s also writing a twelve book cozy mysteries series, numerous plays, novels, short stories, among her other literary works, business ideas and inventions all while raising her ten year old son. She has traveled all over the world starting in her teens and hopes to do it again soon. She currently lives in Mississippi, in a quaint little house on the corner, in a quiet neighborhood in the city, where she is constantly and relentlessly plagued by inspiration.

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#BadMoonRising Rachel Renee #IndieAuthor #thriller #crimefiction

I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel Renee at a couple of author events recently, and just finished this first book in her compelling Savannah PD Series.  Rachel had an interesting experience in Savannah recently, and brought a picture to share with us.  I’ve always been a believer, but if you’re not, this picture may give you something to think about!

Instincts: A way of thinking or feeling that is not learned. 
Instincts: Drivers of behaviors. 
Instincts: Help us to survive. 

An abandoned factory in the dead of night—urine and decay permeating the air, setting the scene for the most recent horror film—only this isn’t the movies. The silhouette of the person hanging from the rafters is real life and the beginning of a case. 

I’m detective Eliza Sheppard and it’s my job to determine what has happened to someone at the end of their journey here on earth. It’s my job to catch the guys or gals who felt it was in them to end that person’s journey. And it’s my job to put those criminals behind bars. Armed with my team of detectives, and most importantly my instincts, I set out to find what happened to respected Savannah business woman, Loretta Michaels. With little evidence and doubts from others, I am driven to follow a lead that many others suspect could be a wild goose chase. Will my instincts lead me to a killer? And how far am I willing to go to bring the killer to justice? 

Favorite Halloween costume as a child or adult?

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. It’s so much fun to decorate and dress up to be something/someone other than yourself. I often find myself going back to a witch or vampire costume. Sometimes I wonder if I had been one of them in a previous life.

Any paranormal experiences you’d like to share?

Recently my husband and I took a trip to Savannah, Georgia for some research for the series that I am writing. We went on one of those Haunted Ghost Tours. While I didn’t see anything at the time, or experience anything seemingly paranormal, I took some pictures to check out later. The next morning while going through them I came across a ghostly figure in one of my cemetery pictures and also some movement in the darkness in one of my videos. Both things I did not see the night before.  What do you think?

What fictional character would be your nightmare neighbor?

Probably Leatherface and his family. I’d be very leery about going over for a neighborhood barbeque. “Hey, is that Jim you’re wearing?” “What kind of burgers are we having?” would not be a question I’d want the answer to either.  Also, with all that chain sawing going on, I’d probably never get any sleep. Plus, there is something just so unsettling about that sound and the thought of one of my body parts being hacked off by it.

What are you working on now?

I am currently working on the third book in my Detective Series. No title yet, but will hopefully be the conclusion of my main characters biggest case.

Biggest horror/thriller novel influence?

I love James Patterson and almost everything that he has published. My current detective series idea came from his women’s murder mystery books.

When you finish a book, do you take time off or jump into another project?

I usually take some time off. I will read for a while, usually from different, more light-hearted genres, before I start on the next book.

Author Bio

Rachel Renee, born and raised in and around Cincinnati, Ohio, finds herself residing with her family in the suburbs. After completing a degree in psychology and racking up thousands of dollars in debt, she decided to become a stay at home mom and homeschool her children, all the while working on her writing career. While she is not using her degree in the secular world she uses it on a daily basis, psychoanalyzing her husband of 13 years and two children (9 & 7), her two dogs, three cats and her life as a writer and teacher. While Rachel enjoys reading books from many different genres, she also enjoys writing different genres as well, her first release being a contemporary romance and her second two are murder mysteries entitled Instincts and Human Nature, a series following a female detective through solving murder cases in Savannah, Georgia.
Stay tuned as Rachel continues her journey!

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