Archives for April 2015

Blog Tour: Robin’s Reward by June McCrary Jacobs (spotlight, excerpt)

Robin's Reward (Bonita Creek Trilogy, #1)

Robin’s Reward
written by June McCrary Jacobs
published by June McCrary Jacobs, 2015

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About the book – from Goodreads: Bonita Creek’s librarian Robin Bennett is heartbroken after being abandoned by her husband, Thomas. The mysterious and handsome Jeff Clarke arrives unexpectedly and touches Robin’s life with his wit and warmth. Then, without warning, Jeff’s harsh words and abrasive actions scare her off, and Robin’s hope of finding true love withers again.

Just when it seems Robin and Jeff might have a future, Susan Stinson, whose cruel taunting has plagued Robin since they met as young teens, decides Jeff should be hers, not Robin’s. Susan’s anger and jealousy escalate dangerously. Her vindictiveness threatens the foundation of Jeff and Robin’s young relationship.

Robin’s journey through the peaks and valleys of her life meanders along the twists and turns of new challenges. Is a relationship which began with both parties harboring secrets destined to survive? Can they move past their troubles and the obstacles in their path to find love and happiness together? When their pasts rear their ugly heads, Jeff and Robin must use their faith to remain strong and true. But will it be enough for them to embrace a life of love, trials, and blessings . . . together?


At the front gate, Jeff froze. He’d offended her. His body felt as if he’d just finished running five miles at a training pace, as it had been since he’d first happened upon the woman. His heart thundered in his ears when he’d first seen her, his vision honed in on a lovely brunette. She was hard at work in her garden on such an oppressive afternoon. He’d never seen anyone so focused on one task. She appeared to be in a frenzy, trying to free the roots of a bush from the sun-dried, hardened soil.

He had to admit, she looked as if she were accustomed to hard work. Strong, fit arms and legs peeked out from her short-sleeved blouse and khaki shorts. She sported a wide-brimmed hat and appeared unafraid of hard work if the sweaty sheen covering her neck and face were any kind of evidence. Smudges of dirt adorned her elbows, knees, and—he couldn’t help but notice—shapely calves.

He’d been walking through the streets surrounding his rental home. Historical architecture was one of his hobbies, and he was checking out the architectural styles located on the streets in this older section of Bonita Creek, California. He’d already identified Craftsman, Victorian, Italianate, Tudor, cottage, ranch, and bungalow style homes. His mind, locked on his thoughts, was jarred when he heard a frustrated voice asking why she was trying to renovate her garden on this hot afternoon. The voice held such conviction he stopped to see if the speaker was seeking his personal opinion. When he realized the sun-kissed gardener was alone in the garden, he became enthralled by her movements and the timbre of her voice.

Unsure of how long he’d been staring, Jeff was jerked out of his trance when the woman turned around and challenged him to come into the garden to help her dig up the bush. Embarrassed he’d been caught staring, his natural reaction was to laugh. Now the woman rushed away from him toward the door of the cottage dominating the center of the property.

This scenario was not unfolding as he wanted. He blamed his complete lack of understanding of women and their mysterious ways for this latest gaffe. Now you’ve done it. You are clueless, Clarke. He needed to come up with something witty and wise to redeem himself. Otherwise, he’d lose a chance to meet this fascinating gardener who had his curiosity.


junemccraryjacobs_author1[1]About the author: Award-winning author, June McCrary Jacobs, was the winner of Cedar Fort Publishing’s 2013 Holiday Tale Contest for her debut novella, A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom. Robin’s Reward is her first full-length novel and is set in her favorite location in California—the Mendocino coastal region. This book is the first installment of the Bonita Creek Trilogy.

June’s original sewing, quilting, and stitchery designs have been published in over one hundred books, magazines, and blogs in the past few years. When she’s not writing, reading, or sewing, June enjoys cooking, walking, and visiting art and history museums. She also enjoys touring historic homes and gardens and strolling around the many historic Gold Rush towns in the Sierra Nevada foothills. In the summertime you can find June at a variety of county fairs and the California State Fair admiring the sewing projects, quilts, and handiwork other inspired seamstresses, quilters, craftspeople, and artists have created.

Find Ms. Jacobs here: web, Facebook, LinkedIn, Goodreads



Blog Tour: Treasured Secrets by Kendall Talbot (spotlight, excerpt, giveaway)

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Treasured SecretsTreasured Secrets
written by Kendall Talbot
published by Escape Publishing, 2015

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About the book – from Goodreads: From Romantic Book of the Year winner Kendall Talbot comes an adrenaline-fuelled new series introducing sassy sexy characters, exotic locations, and action-packed adventure.

Some secrets should remain hidden forever…

The last place Rosalina expected the clue to a 700-year-old mystery to lead her was back into the arms of Archer, the man who broke her heart. When neither can solve the puzzle without the  other, they set off on a new adventure. They’re forced to ignore the sparks that still fly unhindered between them as their search for the golden riches weaves from Tuscany’s underbelly to Archer’s luxurious yacht in the Greek Islands.

Archer desperately wants to salvage his shattered relationship with Rosalina but fighting for her love soon takes a back seat to fighting for their lives. Ruthless competition is hot on their heels and will do anything to get his hands on the treasure. With evil close on their trail, and Archer wrestling with the remnants of a childhood tragedy, Rosalina begins to wonder if some secrets were never meant to be revealed.


Rosalina dusted her flour-caked hands onto her apron and then turned to check on the Murazzano cheese rolls already baking in the oven. The scents of aromatic spices, melting cheese and fresh-baked pastry wafted from the open door. She lifted the tray from the oven and placed it onto the cork placemat.

‘Smells magnifica.’ Alessandro ran his tongue over his lips and she had this sudden desire to kiss him. The urge came from nowhere. Maybe she’d had too much wine. Maybe she was falling for him, despite all her determination not to. Maybe, just maybe, she was finally over Archer.

She smiled as Alessandro practically drooled over her cooking. He’d always been a dependable part of her life, and that was something she needed right now. And he was the perfect willing guinea pig for her culinary experiments. He reached for a still steaming pastry and she snapped his hand away. ‘Wait,’ she said. ‘You want the whole experience don’t you?’

His eyes lit up. ‘Sì, mio dolce.’

Rosalina liked the way he called her ‘my sweet’, especially given her love of cooking all things sugary. He was patient with her and seemed to understand her need to take everything slow.

Rosalina sliced the now cooled poached pear and placed a sliver upon the savoury cheese pastry. ‘Open up.’

Alessandro obliged and she popped the nibble into his mouth. His eyes did that heavenly eye roll before he closed them and savoured the treat. A low moan of approval teased from his throat and she knew she had him. He was a delight to watch.

First he would taste the sweetness of the pear, delicately poached with cinnamon and Chinese five spice. Next would come the multifaceted Murazzano cheese, smooth and rich in flavour. Finally, the buttery pastry would round it off. She liked to think of it as a smorgasbord in a bite.

After he swallowed, he sighed his approval.

‘Now, keep your eyes closed.’

He simply nodded as a smile of pure bliss curled at his lips.

‘This second sample is the same cheese pastry, but this one I’ve topped with a touch of my homemade fig jam and a sprinkling of crispy prosciutto.’

A fresh moan tumbled from his lips and he hadn’t even tasted it yet. His eyelids fluttered as she placed the second sample into his mouth.

‘Take your time. I need to know which one is better.’

His eyes opened but it was as if he’d slipped into another world. He began to shake his head slowly.

‘You don’t like that one.’

He shook his head faster as he continued to chew. ‘You can’t make me choose one.’

Rosalina put her hands on her hips. ‘Come on, Alessandro, you know the game.’

‘But I can’t decide. They’re both delizioso.’ He kissed the tips of his fingers.

‘This is serious.’ She giggled. ‘There can only be one clear winner. So which is it, pear or prosciutto?’

‘Rosa, you torture me.’

She giggled. ‘I tantalise you.’

He flashed a devious smile and fluttered his long lashes. ‘Yes you do, il mio dolce.’


Kendall Talbot About the author: Kendall Talbot is an award winning author, thrill seeker and a hopeless romantic. She has travelled extensively, some 36 countries, and counting and she’s addicted to experiences that make her scream…white water rafting, scuba diving with sharks and hang gliding are just a few. Her stories reflect her sense of adventure and her long running love affair with her very own hero.

Kendall collects junky jewellery and expensive perfume, her favourite night out is with great friends and a fabulous bottle of wine or two, and she rarely watches TV. She lives in Brisbane with her hubby, her two grown boys and her little dog, Josie McLuvin.

Her debut novel Lost in Kakadu (Escape Publishing, 2013) has received a clutch of award nominations and most notably won the exclusive Romantic Book of the Year.

Find Ms. Talbot here: webFacebook, Twitter, GoodreadsGoogle+

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Melissa’s Review: Armistice Day by David Drazul

Armistice Day

Armistice Day
written by David Drazul
published by Lulu 2009

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
Drazul spends more time on setting the scene than I typically care for, but I suppose someone unfamiliar with NYC might appreciate the detail.  The characters are dynamic and the plot will hit the spot for anyone who enjoys a good “aliens taking over the world” scenario. I’d like to put the amount of mission-oriented detail in the negative column as well, but to be honest I’m impressed that Drazul’s collection of wet suits, guns, rafts, and tech kept my attention while I waited for stuff to blow up (and yes, stuff does blow up. Eventually.). I’m never a fan of the whole “let me tell you all the details of my evil plan before I kill you” thing–it always proves to be just a bit too convenient to believe–but I’ll give Drazul a pass since this is his first novel. Ultimately, it’s got a few hiccups, but Armistice Day is still a worthwhile read.


Would I recommend it: Sure!


About the book – from Goodreads: 
D.C. nuked.
Manhattan quarantined after a bioterrorist attack.
The world in the throes of World War Three.

And then they showed up.

The Krendorian Empire told us they were compelled to stage an intervention for our own good. Whether we wanted their help or not, they were here to stay.

Armistice Day is at hand. With the signing of the treaty, Earth will be welcomed into the Empire to reap the benefits of Imperial investment, interstellar trade and advanced technology.

But not everyone wants Earth to join the Empire.

Aaron Osborne, a consultant hired to provide security at the Armistice Day Ceremony, stumbles upon a plot to wreck the peace and rekindle the war. As he fights to prevent the worst from happening, Aaron is forced to accept help from anyone he can, including the alien responsible for his best friend’s death.



Boost It Tuesday! – April 28, 2015


Have you noticed that despite ALL of your Facebook “Likes” you are only “reaching” a very small portion of those followers? Does that bother you? It bothers us, and we want to boost each other up. Link up with Every Free ChanceCandace’s Book Blog, & If These Books Could Talk for  Boost It Tuesday!


What is Boost It Tuesday, you ask? Well, we want to help each other out. We are a great community of bloggers and authors, and we should be supporting each other. Share your Facebook address below, then visit the Facebook pages, like 3-5 posts, share or comment on 1 or 2 posts. That’s it. You don’t have to “like” the page if you don’t want to, just “like” some posts. Let’s help expand each other’s page reach. Who knows! You may find a new blog or author to follow along the away. Please be aware that any non-Facebook links will be deleted.


Here are some tips for Boosting. A big thanks to Kate at If These Books Could Talk for the image!

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As an added bonus, Candace, Kate, and I will be hosting a giveaway each week just to say thanks for the boost!


For this week’s giveaway, head over to the Candace’s Book Blog Facebook page and answer the question in the Boost It post!


Remember: Like, comment, and share!  Let’s all give each other a boost!

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Cover Reveal: The Tale of Willaby Creek by Victoria Lindstrom (spotlight, giveaway)

I’m excited to share the cover reveal of The Tale of Willaby Creek by Victoria Lindstrom!

This is a middle grade adventure fantasy that releases in June 2015.


The Tale of Willaby Creek
written by Victoria Lindstrom
published by Thistleberry Books


About the book – from Goodreads: A magical tale of amazing sacrifice…

When a violent windstorm strikes an enchanted rain forest many of the woodland creatures of Willaby Creek are stranded, injured, or lost forever to the frenzied force of the tempest. Basil, a black bear full of doubt and fear, becomes the unlikely leader to head the woodland creatures’ rescue. He is joined by Daphne, a spunky blue dryad; Oliver, a wise horned owl; Elbert, a noble elk; and a host of other creatures that inhabit the enchanted rain forest.

Dangerous twists and turns in this animal adventure fantasy cause Basil to discover a courage, and a conviction, he never knew he had. The answers to the ancient mysteries in this magical tale emerge in an extraordinary finale under the tall timbers of the hidden hinterland.


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About the author:
VICTORIA LINDSTROM is a full-time writer, a voracious reader, and the author of the children’s picture book, The Scandinavian Santa. She loves to wander through the woods, capture the beauty of Nature in photographs, and visit museums and fine art galleries. She and her husband, Michael, live near the shore of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest. You may visit Victoria at:

Find Ms. Lindstom here: Facebook | Twitter @AuthorLindstrom | Goodreads | Pinterest


One hardcover copy of The Tale of Willaby Creek (US) and an ebook of The Tale of Willaby Creek (INT) (Books will be delivered upon release, or shortly before.) Ends May 19, 2015

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Blog Tour: The Balance Project by Susie Orman Schnall (Chrissy’s review)

The Balance ProjectThe Balance Project
written by Susie Orman Schnall
published by SparkPress, 2015

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I did enjoy The Balance Project. I read it every free chance I had, and I didn’t want to put it down.

I read Ms. Schnall’s previous release, On Grace, a year ago and enjoyed that read. (You can check out my review here.) After I read On Grace, I began following Ms. Schnall on Facebook. There, I started following her series of interviews with women in various professions and stages in life regarding balance.  Once I found out Ms. Schnall wrote a book based on her Balance Project, I knew I had to read it. And I wasn’t disappointed.

When I started The Balance Project, I was reminded of The Devil Wears Prada. There are a few similarities–demanding boss, lowly assistant, high-profile work place, the loving boyfriend who had enough–but those similarities were soon differences. The demanding boss wasn’t too demanding, and she wasn’t downright mean. Sure, Katherine had her moments. A few of those moments made me really dislike her. The lowly assistant wasn’t easily replaceable. Lucy was a true friend and asset to her boss. Did she have her moments of “OMG, I can’t believe she did that!”? Absolutely. Those moments made her a bit more real for me. The boyfriend won me over. He was a great guy, and he made quite a few good points for Lucy to think about. I wanted to get to know Nick a bit more, but what I found out, I liked. He was almost too good to be true. I loved the ending. It was fantastic–and a bit unexpected.

This book also makes you think about whether or not you can truly “have it all.” I don’t want to give away the ending, or other key parts of the story, so I won’t. But I will say that this book will make you think. And I think it would be a great book club book. I may recommend it to my book group.


Would I recommend it: Yes, it is a good read.

About the book: 
Katherine Whitney has it all. She’s married, has two daughters, is the COO of Green Goddess & Co., a multi-billion dollar health and wellness lifestyle company, and with the release of her book on work-life balance, she is not only a media darling but she is a hero to working moms everywhere. In reality, though, Katherine’s life is starting to fall apart, and her loyal assistant Lucy Cooper is the one holding most things together. But when Katherine does something unthinkable to Lucy, Lucy is faced with a difficult decision. Will she choose to change Katherine’s life forever or continue being her main champion. Her decision could change the trajectory of both of their lives. The Balance Project is a story of loyalty, choices, and most of all balance as it explores the hot-button issue that all women struggle with.



About the author: Originally from Los Angeles, Susie Orman Schnall graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Schnall has written for national and local publications about parenting and health. She lives in New York with her husband and their three young boys.

Find Ms. Schnall here: web, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads



Story Time with Sara: Berenstain Bears Grow-It! by Stan & Jan Berenstain


The Berenstain Bears Grow-It! Mother Nature Has Such a Green Thumb!Berenstain Bears Grow-It!
written by Stan & Jan Berenstain
published by Random House Books for Young Readers, 1996

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Did I enjoy this book: Yes! Now this is what I call a Berenstain Bears book! We picked this book up from the Library in honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), and we were NOT disappointed!!

This is the first book from the “Berenstain Bears First Time DO-IT Books” that I have read, and I loved it! There was a normal story about how the cubs had plans to play with their friends but instead had to help Mama get supplies and plant the garden. However, the interesting part was that at the bottom of each page, Professor Actual Factual (of Bear Country) shares some of the facts and science behind what Mama and the cubs were doing with the plants on those pages.

Now, I wasn’t sure the best way to read through this book. I started by trying to read the story two pages at a time and then read the Actual Factual facts at the bottom of each set of pages before going on to the next pages. This made the story VERY choppy, and considering how much trouble I was having remembering where we were in the story, I would guess my son was having issues as well. It worked out much better the second time when we read the whole story straight through and then went back and read all the bits from Prof. Actual Factual.

We learned lots of really awesome things like how to plant seeds that will turn into plants, how seeds get distributed and planted in nature, what an ecosystem is, and many reasons why plants are so important to us. My little reader was enthralled (and so was I)!

The story was engaging as always, and we learned that we must honor the promises we make even if means we have to put off having fun. However, the cubs also showed the reader that hard work can be fun when you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor . . . (quite literally in this case). By the time we reached the end of this book, my son was begging me to let him plant his own seeds to make something grow, so I would say it was a success!


Would I recommend it: Yes, both my son and I enjoyed this book, and if you are a fan of Berenstain Bears, then I guarantee you will love it!


About the book – from Goodreads: Illustrated in full color. Inspired by their neighbor Farmer Ben, Brother and Sister decide–with Mama’s help–to plant seeds, cuttings, and tubers. The Do-It! section includes instructions for the propagation of numerous food plants in water and/or soil, plus some simple plant science.



Sara’s Review: Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey's Guides, #1)

Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft
written by Jody Gehrman
published by Magic Genie Books, 2012

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
Sure! This was a fun book and it’s right up my alley! The characters were a little flat and the major plot twist/reveal was incredibly obvious, but I still enjoyed the book!

I do, as always, have a few critical comments, the first being the title and its relevance. Audrey is a chef, so the shtick is that she writes recipes in her notebook for not only food but important things in life. It’s kind of cheesy but OK, I can roll with it. But. The book isn’t called Audrey’s Recipe Book to Witchcraft . . . where did the guide book come in? She doesn’t write guides, she writes recipes. WTF. Further, I believe that there are (maybe) 5 recipes written by Audrey in the whole book. It is hardly a main theme and it confused me as why this would be considered important enough to name the book after. Anyhoo.

I get that this book is the first in a series and that such books often end with a cliff-hanger to get you to read the rest of the books. However, usually a book will tie off at least one or two of the plot lines before ending the story. When I was about 3/4 of the way through, I kept looking at how many pages were left and kept thinking, “There is no way I’m getting any closure with so few pages left.” Not a single plot line was resolved. Not one. (OK one was sorta resolved . . . and then promptly unresolved again) Our spunky, though annoyingly self-esteem-less, heroine confronted the mysterious necromancer and then he just let them leave. Uhm. Big baddies don’t just let you walk out–it wasn’t even like she tricked him. It was a little hard to believe.

I very much enjoyed the “electric” love story with Julian, however, I feel like the romance would be a little more interesting and believable if Julian wasn’t quite so piney and Audrey was a little more confident. In the absence of confidence, perhaps we could have a few more descriptions of Audrey’s positive physical qualities. Aside from the mysterious magical “something,” I can’t come up with a single reason that Julian is all goo goo over Audrey. Especially when we hear again and again about how beautiful and talented her sister Meg is. Maybe we will learn more about this in the next book . . . who knows.



Would I recommend it: It was a fun and easy read, and I always enjoy discovering new magical worlds. So I would say yes, if this genre is your thing go ahead and pick this one up. It’s not perfect but it is entertaining. If I get around to it, I would like to read the second book. (I would even be willing to review it!) I want to find out what happens with Julian and I REALLY want to learn more about the Clan!


About the book – from Goodreads: Falling in Love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training.

When her mother goes missing and her twenty-one-year-old witchy cousin shows up out of the blue, Audrey knows something’s gone horribly, dangerously wrong. Now it’s up to her to get her own magical powers up to speed before everyone she loves is destroyed by the sorcerer intricately connected to her mother’s secret past.



Spotlight: Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Melody Heck Gatto

Unsportsmanlike ConductUnsportsmanlike Conduct (Renegades #2)
written by Melody Heck Gatto
published by Melody Heck Gatto, 2015

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About the book – from Goodreads: Patrick was a infamous playboy known for his love of women and of course, puck bunnies. He never wanted to be a one woman kind of guy…

Since the day he laid eyes on his cousin’s sister-in-law he’s been in knots. Actually, the first thing he laid eyes on was her ass, and a mighty fine ass it was. The way she paraded herself around, strutting and swaying her rocking body made his mouth water. The things he would give up to have that body against his.

Gia’s first impression of Patrick was pure disgust; the way he ogled her was just gross. With blatant staring and drooling he made no attempt to hide his attraction to her. The cocky smile that spread across his face made her want to puke. Sure, sauntering around her sister’s yard in a teeny tiny bikini didn’t help the situation. The fact that she liked the attention was wrong since she was with Tyler. Patrick was dangerously hot and there was a naughty excitement that filled her, but flirting was as far as it would go.

Until that night.
One night of weakness.
One night of pure lust.

Gia quickly learned it was impossible to make her feelings vanish, seeing Patrick brought all those raw desires back. She was determined to fight them, her relationship with Tyler meant too much. That cocky smile that infuriated her also turned her on. Coming face to face with him, her body took over and she gave in to her primal desires.

When Gia’s life takes an unexpected turn, all true colors are revealed.

In the midst of her life falling apart, her true love may have been in front of her the whole time.


Melody Heck GattoAbout the author: Melody was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, son and dogs. The whole family are avid Pittsburgh Penguins fans and like going to hockey games when they get the chance. Melody enjoys taking her son to meet the players on game days. It’s no secret that meeting the players is just as exciting for her as it is for her son; especially when it comes to her favorite player!

Melody has loved writing since she was small, in school she never met a creative writing assignment that she didn’t love. She is lucky enough to have a wonderful husband who encourages her to write. When she was laid off from her job of 14 years, he was supportive about letting her stay home and take care of their son. During that time she discovered hockey-romances and found a renewed love of reading as well as a passion for writing.

She spends her spare time reading hockey romances. At holiday time she really enjoys any romance about Christmas. When it is the hockey off-season, she enjoys swimming and spending her days out in the sun.

Find Ms. Gatto here: web, Facebook, Goodreads





Blog Tour: Dark Seed by Lawrence Verigin (spotlight)


Dark SeedDark Seed
written by Lawrence Verigin
published by Promontory Press

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About the book: A disillusioned journalist and the grieving daughter of a murdered scientist uncover an immoral and destructive global plot by the largest developer of genetically engineered seed and its parent pharmaceutical conglomerate.

Nick Barnes and Morgan Elles learn that the goal of the man behind these organizations is the complete control of human existence. He eliminates opposition and interference without hesitation or remorse.

The couple quickly find themselves fighting for their lives. And yours.

Grad hold for a wild ride with this exciting, high concept thriller that tackles one of the big issues of our time.


Lawrence VeriginAbout the author: Lawrence Verigin’s goal is to entertain readers while delving into socially relevant subjects that need more attention brought to them. Since 1999 Lawrence has spent a considerable amount of time and effort learning the writing craft.

In his spare time Lawrence enjoys cooking good food, rich red wine, travel, running, reading and numerous rounds of golf.

Lawrence and his wife, Diana, live in beautiful North Vancouver, Canada.

Find Mr. Verigin here: web, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads