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by Mickey Mikkelson

 
 

Get Out Now!!!!
 
An epic thriller about love on the dark side by
Barbara Harrison
 
Released by Rockhill Publishing
The book is available worldwide in digital and print format

Beautiful, naïve Amber Light, falls in love with a tortured artist named Cade Raine. From the first moment she meets him, she is absolutely smitten. Not only is he incredibly handsome, but also successful and wealthy.

 They marry soon after. Without realising it, suddenly, Amber’s entire world revolves around this one man, who isolates her from family and friends then overtly turns against her. He does this subtly at first, allowing Amber to believe that everything which goes wrong in their relationship, is her fault. That is, until she begins to uncover the truth about her husband’s dark side.

Throughout a turbulent marriage of ten years, there are many twists and turns along Amber’s journey with Cade. She eventually understands that she needs to get out of her sham of a marriage. The problem is that she knows Cade won’t allow her to leave, so she must craft a fool-proof plan to escape.


Get Out Now!—Kindle edition by Harrison, Barbara, Paris, Athina. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
 
RockHill BookStore—RockHill Publishing LLC

About Barbara
 
Barbara Harrison is a woman who loves telling stories. She was an avid reader as a teenager, whose interest in the world of imagination was first stirred by the written word. Barbara started with writing scripts for plays and poetry. This love for words, then extended into a passion for acting and bringing the written word to life. As a hopeless romantic, she mostly enjoyed reading books about true love and finding a soulmate. As she grew into womanhood, the young Barbara began to realize that sadly, the love stories depicted in Mills and Boon novels, were far removed from real life. In 1988 she married her late husband, Russel Harrison, and they raised two children together. After many marital ups and downs and twelve years of marriage, Russel moved to Florida, USA. This was a huge shock to Barbara and their children, who had no desire to relocate overseas. For a period of fourteen years. Barbara lived a life of split family on two continents, travelling between America and South Africa. Tragically, in August 2012, after a mole biopsy on his arm, Russel received news that it had become a melanoma. He recovered well from the surgery to remove the cancer; however, it had spread, and in April 2014 was considered to be stage four and therefore terminal. Both returned to South Africa in July 2014, where Russ received treatment and they could be with family and friends during that dreadful time. On 1 October 2015, their twenty-seventh wedding anniversary, Russel passed away, leaving Barbara a grieving widow. Barbara began to slowly move forward again, and as she looked back to take stock of her life, she began to realize that she had spent most of her married life, living her husband’s dream. Although she thoroughly enjoyed being a wife and mother, there had been no ambition, other than the love of acting many years ago, to follow a career. At the age of fifty, encouraged by two of her friends, Barbara began to write again. Her first couple of endeavours were in the non-fiction world and she did not attempt to publish. One of her friends suggested that she try her hand at writing novels. Another friend greatly believed in her ability to write and constantly encouraged her to keep going, ultimately birthing the book you now hold in your hands.

**This Just In**
 
The relaunch of Murder for Me is now out by critically acclaimed thriller author and lawyer, Russell Little
 
The book is available worldwide in print and digital format
Ava is a middle-aged socialite jogging through a wooded park near her Houston home. The trees and her earbuds provide the only escape from her problems. Little does she know another problem is waiting just ahead—the kind of problem that wants her dead.

Houston attorney Larry Lamb has his own difficulties to sort through. He’s mediocre at work and a failure at marriage, and there’s something inside him screaming to get out. It’s becoming harder and harder to control—and it’s affecting him in mysterious ways.

Ava’s husband Don is madly in love with Marilyn Ramirez, a woman with the power to convince men to do whatever she wants. Marilyn has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to have Ava murdered so she can have Don for herself.
 
When Don drops a six-figure retainer onto Larry’s lap to defend Marilyn, Larry schemes to dump the case and keep the money. But Marilyn has a different plan, and the minute Larry sees her, her plan starts working.


 
Can Larry resist Marilyn’s manipulation, or will she summon the mysterious voice hidden deep within him? Follow Larry’s journey into the mind in this dark psychological page-turner.
 
Amazon.com: Murder for Me: 9780692722183: Little, Russell: Books

 

Russell G. Little is a writer and practicing divorce attorney. Murder for Me is a fictionalized compilation of the many people he’s encountered over his lifetime and thirty-two-year career.

He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife of thirty-two years, Melinda.

www.russelllittleauthor.com
Canadian Chills, a trio of scary stories for middle-grade readers by Governor General’s Award-winner Arthur Slade, returns to print in brand-new editions by Regina’s Shadowpaw Press
 
Canadian Chills, a popular trio of middle-grade novel by Governor General’s Award-winning Saskatoon author Arthur Slade originally published by Coteau Books, gets a new lease on life on June 11 with the release of brand-new print and eBook editions of all three books by Regina’s Shadowpaw Press.
 
The new editions of Return of the Grudstone Ghosts, Ghost Hotel, and Invasion of the IQ Snatchers feature eye-catching new covers by Joe Shuster Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Elaine M. Will, also from Saskatoon.
 
‘Seeing these books come back to life is so exciting,’ says Slade, ‘because the humour and zany adventure (with a pinch of fright) still holds up. So do the bits of history. And, most important of all, they continue to be page-turners.’
 
‘I’m thrilled to be able to make these exciting, funny books available to a whole new generation of readers,’ says Edward Willett, publisher of Shadowpaw Press. ‘Good books never go out of date, and these are very good books indeed.’
About the books
Return of the Grudstone Ghosts

Terror stalks the halls of St. Wolcott School ...

When Daphne’s sixth-grade teacher, Miss Vindez, plummets from the belfry of St. Wolcott School, Daphne and her friends Nick and Peach are plunged into a mystery that includes a long-ago fire that left behind twelve dead schoolchildren, tiny ghosts with nowhere to go, and an ancient evil just dying to break through into modern-day Moose Jaw.

Miss Vindez survives her fall, but things just aren’t the same–she’s spouting gibberish, and both Principal Peterka and the school janitor are definitely not themselves at all any more.

Determined to get to the bottom of what’s going on, Daphne, Nick, and Peach dig up the troubled history of Grudstone, the school that used to stand where St. Wolcott is now. They uncover evidence of a crime so terrible it can hardly be believed. Worse, the terrifying perpetrator of that crime isn’t done yet–he has more horrible plans in mind. And all that stands in his way are three Moose Jaw school kids.

‘Slade, an award-winning author, offers a comical yet spooky tale featuring ghosts and gangsters that is likely to be a hit in the classroom or around the campfire. Return of the Grudstone Ghosts is the first book in the Canadian Chills series, a collection of suspense/thriller novels geared to preteen readers. Recommended.’
Carol-Ann Hoyte, Canadian Book Review Annual
Ghost Hotel

Can two modern-day kids solve the mystery of the ghost that haunts the old hotel—or will they be trapped in the past forever?
Walter Biggar Bronson (a.k.a. Wart) and his friend Cindy meet a ghost one night after school. The small, mournful boy leads them across the Broadway Bridge to the gracious Bessborough Hotel. After a strange incident in the elevator, they find themselves still in the hotel–but back in 1936.

Some spooky things are going on. The room numbers are all mixed up. The library on the mezzanine is filled with hundreds of copies of the same book. And out on the street, the cars are all the same–vintage Studebakers.

Back in the present, Wart and Cindy follow their motto–’Gather, identify, solve’–as they attempt to crack the case, with help from Wart’s distinctly odd parents and the loan of his mother’s time-travel-proof cell phone.
If they fail, they may be trapped in the ghostly past forever ...
 
‘This novel is more than a tale of mystery and terror but also includes themes of friendship and pushing your own inner limits. Slade has made his characters believable and their relationship realistic ... Ghost Hotel is a good book that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Highly Recommended.’Christina Pike, CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Invasion of the IQ Snatchers

Can two kids stop a sinister plot to steal the brain power of the people of Nanaimo?

Someone is delivering plates of scrumptious Nanaimo bars to every household in Nanaimo, and the people who eat them are behaving very strangely. Gordon Whillickers doesn’t get to eat his because, at the last minute, a hairy arm reaches through his window and steals them. He and Sophia chase after the thief and meet an amazing Sasquatch named Cheryl, who is also puzzled by the sudden appearance of the mouth-watering delicacies.

With the help of Cheryl and the technological wizardry of a local librarian, the two kids move ever closer to the alien creature at the centre of the plot. They must stop him before the Nanaimoites’ IQs are lost forever!
 
‘There is far more hilarity than horror in this imaginative tale, which sets a far-fetched plot complete with aliens, robots, and monsters in the real-life city of Nanaimo... . There is lots of action, chases, and suspense as the mystery is uncovered and the story resolves happily for all concerned. The situations are hilarious, the description is great, and the dialogue and characters are amusing. This is an imaginative, informative, and entertaining chapter book for young readers. Recommended.’Deborah Dowson, Canadian Book Review Annual
About the author

Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan (on a ranch). He wasn’t raised by wolves. It was elves. And one grumpy dwarf. He began writing at an early age. It took a few years but he is now the author of more than thirty novels, including Dust (which won the Governor General’s award), Dragon Assassin, and The Hunchback Assignments. He currently lives in the mythical city of Saskatoon and does all of his writing on a treadmill desk while he listens to heavy metal. Really. It’s true.
 
About Shadowpaw Press
 
Shadowpaw Press was founded in 2018 by Edward Willett. A member of Literary Press Group (Canada) and the Association of Canadian Publishers, Shadowpaw Press publishes an eclectic selection of books by both new and established authors, including adult fiction, young adult fiction, children’s books, non-fiction, and anthologies. In addition, Shadowpaw Press publishes new editions of notable, previously published books in any genre under the Shadowpaw Press Reprise imprint.
The Ransom Enigma
A Book in the Magnolia Bluff Crime Chronicles Series
 
The thrills continue and brought to you by the Award-Winning writing duo of Breakfield and Burkey
Jo and JJ Rodreguiz finished their vacation dream home in Magnolia Bluff. To celebrate their accomplishment, they invite the town residents to their housewarming.

Emails are sent. Lily offers to provide all the side dishes to complement the barbeque. Chief Tommy Jager bartends until the last guest leaves. The teenagers act as servers. Guests dance outside until the wee hours. Toasts are made to honor JJ and Jo’s dearest friends. Max the Labrador will clean up the crumbs.

After the last guest departs, JJ finds a housewarming gift addressed to Jo. She excitedly opens it and gasps with dismay. Someone left behind not a present but a blackmail letter. Jo crumbles into tears, fearing they must sell and never return. Her outraged husband swears to kill the wretched blackmailer. Unfortunately, the Chief of Police cannot unhear the threat.
 
  • Two days later, the police find JJ unconscious next to the dead blackmailer suspect.
  • Can Jo clear JJ’s name as the murderer while preserving their anonymity?
  • Who will help her navigate this investigation?
  • Who knows the blackmailer?
 
All the world’s problems rest on her shoulders as her greatest love and husband lie in a coma.
 
Amazon.com: The Ransom Enigma: Magnolia Bluff Crime Chronicles-Book 27 eBook : Breakfield, Charles, Burkey, Rox: Kindle Store
More from Breakfield and Burkey
 
 
The Enigma Series
 
Brisk, frothy thriller mixing high-tech investigation and romance _Publishers Weekly / Book Life’
 

 
About Rox and Charles
 
Charles Breakfield is a technology expert in security, networking, voice, and anything digital. He enjoys writing, studying World War II history, travel, and cultural exchanges. Charles is a fan of wine tastings, winemaking, Harley riding, cooking extravaganzas, and woodworking. 
 
Rox Burkey is a technology professional who excels at optimizing technology and business investments. She works with customers all over the world focusing on optimized customer experiences. Rox writes white papers and documentation, but found she has a marked preference for writing fiction.
 
Together these Texas authors create award-winning stories that resonate with males and females and young and experienced adults. They bring a fresh new view to technology possibilities today in exciting stories. Visit their website for more information and free stuff. Https://www.EnigmaSeries.com
How To Make A Horror Movie and Survive
 
Horror isn’t horror unless it’s real brought to you by
Bram Stoker Award Nominee, Craig DiLouie
 
Released and published by Redhook, a division of Hachette Books on June 18th, 2024

The book is available worldwide in print, e format, and in audiobook
 
 
From Bram Stoker Award nominated author Craig DiLouie comes a darkly humorous horror novel that sees a famous 80s slasher director set out to shoot the most terrifying horror movie ever made using an occult camera that might be (and probably is) demonic.
 
Horror isn’t horror unless it’s real.
Max Maurey should be on top of the world. He’s a famous horror director. Actors love him. Hollywood needs him. He’s making money hand over fist. But it’s the 80s, and he’s directing cheap slashers for audiences who only crave more blood, not real art. Not real horror. And Max’s slimy producer refuses to fund any of his new ideas.

Sally Priest dreams of being the Final Girl. She knows she’s got what it takes to score the lead role, even if she’s only been cast in small parts so far. When Sally meets Max at his latest wrap party, she sets out to impress him and prove her scream queen prowess.
 
But when Max discovers an old camera that filmed a very real Hollywood horror, he knows that he has to use this camera for his next movie. The only problem is that it came with a cryptic warning and sometimes wails.
 
By the time Max discovers the true evil lying within, he’s already dead set on finishing the scariest movie ever put to film, and like it or not, it’s Sally’s time to shine as the Final Girl.
 
But when Max discovers an old camera that filmed a very real Hollywood horror, he knows that he has to use this camera for his next movie. The only problem is that it came with a cryptic warning and sometimes wails.
 
By the time Max discovers the true evil lying within, he’s already dead set on finishing the scariest movie ever put to film, and like it or not, it’s Sally’s time to shine as the Final Girl.
 
How to Make a Horror Movie and Survive by Craig DiLouie | Hachette Book Group

 
Praise for Craig:

With well-developed characters, a swiftly paced narrative, and mounting dread, this new twist on the ghost story will delight horror readers. ―Booklist on Episode Thirteen

‘An epistolary descent into a living nightmare ... well written and genuinely unsettling. Fans of paranormal documentaries, ghost hunting shows, and found footage horror will lose their minds over this one.’ ―Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Kin on Episode Thirteen

Episode Thirteen is a suspenseful and engaging Rubik’s Cube of a novel. The reader has great perverse fun twisting the pieces back and forth, facet after facet, until Craig DiLouie’s grand design stands revealed in all its febrile splendour.’―James Morrow, author of The Last Witchfinder on Episode Thirteen


‘It’s the literary equivalent of a found footage movie, and it works beautifully. Part ghost story, part metaphysical horror, total nightmare—Episode Thirteen is a must read.’―David Moody, author of Hater and the Autumn series on Episode Thirteen
 
In this transcendent ghost story for the 21st century, Craig DiLouie charts the mystery where science meets the supernatural then dives in headfirst to deliver a haunted house story so heartbreaking and profoundly unsettling it ranks alongside the classics of the genre.’―James Chambers, Bram Stoker Award winning author of On the Hierophant Road on Episode Thirteen

‘DiLouie follows a found footage narrative before veering into gloriously mind bending terror... . In this subversion of the classic haunted house/found footage story, DiLouie demonstrates his ability to toy with and eventually upend readers’ expectations.’ ―Library Journal (Starred Review) on Episode Thirteen

The Children of Red Peak is both a subtle character study and a chilling tale of horror. It goes deep into the heart of people caught up in terrifying events. Highly recommended.’―Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author, on The Children of Red Peak

‘Readers will find The Children of Red Peak a fantastically creepy addition to their fall reads.’―Nerd Daily on The Children of Red Peak
About Craig:
 
Craig DiLouie is an American Canadian writer of speculative fiction. His works have been nominated for major literary awards, translated into multiple languages, and optioned for screen adaptation. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. Learn more about Craig and The Children Of Red Peak at www.CraigDiLouie.com.
Pegasus: A Journey to New Eden
 
A new future epic laced with technology by Rockhill Publishing’s own, James Hill
 
Released by Rockhill Publishing

The book is available worldwide in digital and print format

 
Zack and Zuri are set to embark on the Pegasus for New Eden, an unknown and unexplored planet four light years from Earth. For Zack, four light years isn’t nearly far enough from the madness that has been mankind’s history. For Zuri, it is a chance to have the family she has so long desired. Pegasus is humanity’s greatest invention, a modern day Noah’s Ark, set to spread civilization to the stars. But Pegasus has secrets which some will do anything to possess, and Zack and Zuri have yet to discover. A journey to New Eden is an emotional rollercoaster that will take the pair to the depths of despair, launch them beyond heavenly delights, and into the heart and soul of humanity.

Pegasus, the first starship, will take the best that the world has to offer and transplant it on another world. Readers are taken on an emotional rollercoaster as the only two people to escape the escalating madness must wrestle control of the ship from its Artificial Intelligence and restore faith in human dignity. In this work, readers see a future that is just around the corner. Beware, technology advances faster than our knowledge of what to do with it.
 
Amazon.com: PEGASUS: A Journey To New Eden eBook : Hill, James L, Paris, Athina: Kindle Store
RockHill BookStore—RockHill Publishing LLC
 
‘First of all, I’m impressed with the plot. Re-imagining the essence of Noah’s Ark with your own twist is brilliant. The notion that companies became more powerful in the future, the United States of Africa, the futuristic science of the Space Spiders and the space colonies—just to name a few—are very well-thought and brilliant. In brief, the world-building of this book is one of the best I’ve read this year. I’m particularly impressed with the Forest Deck technology and the Westpac project. Dialogue is sharp so as the characterization.’
 
‘For this novel, I like the way James described how space, the ship, Pegasus, the trip to Eden so vividly. The whole plot is well-structured and written. Although there some tense moments such as explosion scenes, disagreements, loss, and fighting for survival. The plot is simple to follow, and the writing style is so easy to understand. There are situations that caught me by surprises. I really like what I have read of this novel.’

 
About The Author
 
James L Hill, a.k.a. J L Hill, is a native New Yorker from the South Bronx, Fort Apache, of the turbulent 60’s. He earned a degree in computer programming, his other love. A multi-genre author, his experiences seasoned his novels and the worlds he imagined. James started RockHill Publishing LLC to publish his own work and give others access to the literary world.


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