Have You Seen This Girl? by Carissa Ann Lynch





Author: Carissa Ann Lynch
Series: Flocksdale Files #1
Wendi Wise is a troubled young woman who snorts her breakfast through a straw and spends more time in rehab than in the real world… 
Her life is seemingly out of control.
But now she has a plan.
That plan involves a sharp set of butcher knives. 
She’s going back to where all of her troubles began…
Wendi was lured away from a local skating rink, at the age of thirteen, and held captive in a place she calls ‘The House of Horrors.’ Dumped off blindfolded on the side of a dirt road, Wendi soon discovered that she was addicted to the drugs they fed her while she was captive. 
Too scared to go home, and having a new habit to deal with, she hopped on a bus, vanishing from the family she loved. 
Vanishing from Flocksdale…
The town of Flocksdale is littered with fliers with a grainy image of young Wendi, and the words ‘Have You Seen This Girl?’ written below. 
Now, eight years later, she’s on a mission—a mission to find the mysterious house from her youth and the monsters who dwell inside it.
“This is the end, beautiful friend, the end…”

Besides my family, my greatest love in life is books. Reading them, writing them, holding them, smelling them…well, you get the idea. I’ve always loved to read, and some of my earliest childhood memories are me, tucked away in my room, lost in a good book. I received a five dollar allowance each week, and I always — always — spent it on books. My love affair with writing started early, but it mostly involved journaling and writing silly poems. Several years ago, I didn’t have a book to read so I decided on a whim to write my own story, something I’d like to read. It turned out to be harder than I thought, but from that point on I was hooked. My first and second books were released by Sarah Book Publishing: This Is Not About Love and Grayson’s Ridge. I’m a total genre-hopper. Basically, I like to write what I like to read: a little bit of everything! I reside in Floyds Knobs, Indiana with my husband, three children, and massive collection of books. I have a degree in psychology and worked as a counselor.

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Confessions of a Failed Environmentalist by Jennifer Ellis

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Title: Confessions of a Failed Environmentalist
Author: Jennifer Ellis
Genre: Romantic Comedy / Women’s Fiction
Alana Matheson always tries to do the right thing for the environment, even when it means boycotting school meatball day, forgoing the use of makeup, or getting entangled in a bet with her non-chicken-loving ex-husband over which of them can be the most environmentally conscious.

So when a mining company proposes developing a mine right in the middle of the community watershed, well, of course Alana is going to be on the front lines opposing the development.

Except she isn’t. To her own shock and dismay, she finds herself taking a job… with the mining company. Worse, she finds herself drawn to her attractive and mysterious boss, Nate: a capitalist mining executive. The enemy.

Alana struggles to do right by the community, deal with her feelings for Nate, and maintain her own environmental morals. But as the conflict over the mine heats up, it gets increasingly difficult to be on the “wrong side,” and both Nate and Alana are cracking under the pressure.

Part satire, part serious, Confessions of a Failed Environmentalist is about the cast of characters who seem to pop up in all environmental disputes, and how all of us fail sometimes to do the right thing for the environment, in both big and small ways.

Author Bio

Jennifer lives in the mountains of British Columbia where she can be found writing, hiking, skiing, borrowing dogs, and evading bears. She also works occasionally as an environmental researcher.
Jennifer writes science fiction, romance and dystopian fiction for children and adults, including Apocalypse Weird: Reversal in Wonderment Media’s Apocalypse Weird world and A Pair of Docks, which was a bestseller in children’s time travel fiction. She has also contributed to several anthologies, most notably Synchronic: 13 Tales of Time Travel, which hit #16 in the Kindle Store.
She may or may not have a Ph.D. and dabble in tarot card reading and cat sitting.
You can subscribe to her blog for the latest book news and industry insights at http://www.jenniferellis.ca. She tweets about writing, cats and teenagers at @jenniferlellis.

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Book Excerpts

Excerpt 1

Katie and Duncan stood on the edge of the playground clutching their backpacks, their expressions solemn, like they had been abandoned for weeks and had made the best of it by eating melting snow and the rotting contents of their Planet Box lunch containers.
“Where were you?” Katie said.
“Meeting,” Alana said, swinging Katie into her arms and dropping a kiss on top of Duncan’s toque. “How was kindergarten, sweetie?”
Duncan interrupted. “You always have meetings. Can I have a play date?”
Alana ran an inventory of the fridge contents. “No, we need to go get groceries. I’ll buy you a snack.” She wished this meant organic carrots or blueberries, not sushi and sugary yogurt drinks. Greg Wilson’s future children would probably gorge on organic carrots. Who was she kidding—carrots? They’d probably skip over carrots and go straight to kale.
She hustled the kids into the back seat while Katie expostulated regarding their grade two reading buddies and how she didn’t want to be matched up with Duncan because he was her brother. Alana made sympathetic noises in the appropriate places, then froze when she spotted Therese, the chair of one of the Regional Environmental Board subcommittees, strolling past.
“Driving again?” Therese said with a smile. “I thought you lived within walking distance.”
Alana’s smile turned weak and unreliable, and her relief at being out of the meeting evaporated. Somehow as an “environmentalist” in a small town, she was always either in a meeting or on trial—and she wasn’t actually sure which was preferable. Alana fought the urge to show Therese the SUV odometer, to highlight the lack of kilometers on the vehicle, while mumbling something about usually walking, and wanting to buy a Prius but not being able to afford one.
She coughed out a semblance of a laugh. “Yes, I know it’s terrible. But I had to work up until the last two minutes before school got out.” It was her pat line that probably convinced nobody and made her feel like a fraud.
Therese cocked her head to the side and offered a quizzical toothless smile. Therese was an environmentalist; she wouldn’t be on one of the board subcommittees if she weren’t. And Alana realized that she was beginning to live in fear of environmentalists—which was kind of funny, because until recently she had hoped she was an environmentalist. But real environmentalists would manage their meetings better and arrive at school on foot early, bearing zucchini chia seed muffins. At least she no longer had to apologize for Blaine and his suit-wearing, Audi-driving ways, now that she and Blaine were no longer married. But even so, the glaring SUV and decided lack of muffins threatened to out her at every turn.

Excerpt 2

She spent the next ten minutes dodging Sharon and Mark and picking out organic produce and grocery items. The sandwich ham was a compromise because the kids couldn’t take peanut butter to school and wouldn’t eat anything else. The organic milk at double the price was too expensive, but everything else in the cart was solidly eco-friendly, except the ground beef and the chicken, which she covered with the organic Kamut cereal.
When they were married, Blaine had informed her pointedly on several occasions—often following some particularly disastrous vegetarian offering—that he was a meat eater. He even gesticulated at his canines as if to emphasize the rightness of his decree. Now that Blaine had moved out, Alana tried to cook vegetarian three nights a week.
She rounded the corner to grab a loaf of the local organic sourdough bread and nearly crashed her cart into a dark-haired man with spiky hair and eyes as turquoise as his sneakers.
“Sorry,” she stammered, veering the other direction with the cart.
“No problem,” he said with a roguish smile. She eyeballed him again. Who was this guy? He wore a grey T-shirt with a saxophone on it and almost skinny jeans. But unlike most men, he looked good—outright hot actually—in the skinny jeans. He was about her age, but he definitely was not one of the playground dads, or at least not one that she had ever seen.
He must have noticed her staring, because he winked, grabbed a loaf of organic bread, and sauntered off down the aisle, a white motorcycle helmet tucked under his arm. She watched him go, then shook her head. Even if he was single and lived in Silver Peak, which he probably wasn’t and didn’t, she wasn’t going down that road again. She had gone the clean-cut, totally attractive route with Blaine, and look where that had gotten her. This time she was going for a man with a beard and dreadlocks, canvas pants, and Birkenstocks—a true blue environmentalist. The only problem was that in Silver Peak, unemployed ski bums often resembled environmentalists, and they generally didn’t have jobs or an overly environmental outlook.
As she waited for the items to be rung up, Alana occupied herself with visions of spending the summer with her fingers in the rich brown earth, surrounded by heaps of potatoes, bush beans, and carrots, Katie and Duncan bounding through the sprinkler eating pea pods. The grocery total brought her back to her sharp-edged reality: $146.78 for three days’ groceries. Eating healthy organic food was beginning to be out of her price range.
When Blaine used to make rumblings about reducing grocery costs, Alana had always reminded him that they ate well, and she questioned whether he really wanted her to serve more processed food. Then again, whenever she had gone away for work, he and the kids had subsisted on Pop-Tarts, frozen pizza, and hot dogs, and he did leave her in favor of a woman who could barely run a microwave, so maybe he had wanted her to start serving more processed food.

Excerpt 3

“I’m not an environmentalist because you were never really committed to it,” she continued. “If you had your way, you’d burn thousands of pounds of jet fuel touring the world, golfing, water skiing, and living a life of leisure. If you had been committed to it, then we would live totally differently.” And we might still be married, she thought.
One corner of Blaine’s mouth curled up and he raised the opposite eyebrow, his eyes still bulging out of their sockets. “Not committed to it? I spend an hour a day on a crappy bus with freak shows. It’s like a driving mental asylum. Not committed to it? I helped dig your garden beds and fed your worms and ate chickpeas. I spent twelve years freezing because you wouldn’t turn on the heat. My shoes have holes and my scalp still itches from that vegan shampoo. What more did you want me to do? Wear baggy pants and tie-dyed shirts and sing ‘Kumbaya’ around the campfire?”
His tone was a combination of exasperated and aggressive, as if he really had no idea what to do with her. Maybe she was completely exasperating. That was probably why he left.
“I don’t know. I just wanted us to do better. I wanted you to do better. I wanted you to advocate, or take on a cause, and garden more and act like you liked it, not like it was akin to torture,” Alana said. “We should have always been trying to see how environmental we could be.”
Blaine remained silent for a few seconds, his face tight with disdain, then he shook his head and shifted his lips into a terrible smile. “Fine. I’ll show you how environmental I can be. But I want to put a wager on it.”
“On what?”
“On who can be more environmental: you or me. If at the end of a year, you win, I will toe the environmental line for the rest of my life.”
“And if you win?” she said, feeling rather faint. Blaine was highly competitive, and the last time he’d tried to prove a point they’d ended up in a Volkswagen van deep in rural Mexico eating mustard and stone-wheat thins and evading the Federales.
“We move to Los Angeles,” he replied evenly. “Heather wants to try her hand at acting, and I need a real job.”
A sharp pain cut through Alana’s chest. It was no secret that Blaine hated living in Silver Peak. Leaving his job as CFO of a small electronics company and moving from Vancouver to a small town had been her idea, and he had reluctantly agreed to support her. Now he stayed at a job he hated—teaching economics at the local college—to be near the kids. Was this challenge just a means of forcing her to move? To Los Angeles, the epitome of anti-environmentalism? She’d disintegrate completely.

Excerpt 4

The phone rang as she threw the last few ingredients in the crock pot for dinner. She snatched it up.
“How did today go?” Her dad always led with this, as if her breakdown were imminent.
“Fine,” she said.
“I met a guy on the chairlift today,” he said.
“Mm-hmm,” she said with what she hoped was a sufficient amount of interest.
“I think I got you a job.”
A jolt of fear shot through her gut. What had her dad gotten her into?
“I gave him your card. Told him you were an environmental consultant and a whiz with media relations. He seemed very interested.”
“I see. And who is he exactly?”
“The CEO of the new magnesium mine.”
The jolt of fear became a wave of horror. Her dad thought she would be interested in working for a mining company? Where had the lines of communication broken down?
“Right. I’m not sure if I’m actually in favor of the mine, Dad.”
Duncan flipped a playing card at Katie. Alana gave him a bulgy-eyed look, but he ignored her.
“Oh, don’t worry about that. Just talk to him. He’ll be calling you.”
She considered explaining that ethically she would not be interested in working for a mining company, but then stopped herself. Her dad would just brush this off as stupid. Actually, it wouldn’t even register as stupid on his radar; it would be so outside of his worldview that he would take it as the inane rambling of some slightly unhinged person who could not be his daughter, and he’d carry on stalking the CEO on the chairlift and show up at the company Christmas party because he was certain his daughter was a company employee.

Excerpt 5

Maude pounded the tom-toms on email and Facebook all morning rounding up everyone in the community who was expected to oppose the mine. A meeting of concerned citizens was already scheduled at her house on Tuesday. A hasty search that morning had turned up little information regarding the environmental impacts of magnesium mining and even less about the company Mountain Magnesium Resources. Magnesium was a low-toxicity metal, but who knew what chemicals were used in extracting it? Not to mention the likely sedimentation from digging holes and having big trucks in the watershed.
She snatched up the phone when it rang, scarcely glancing at the caller ID. Most clients emailed her so it was probably a friend.
“Alana Matheson?” a man’s voice said.
“Yes.” She moved quickly from her casual friend tone to her professional tone.
“My name is Nate Steeves. I’m the CEO of Mountain Magnesium Resources. We’re looking for a local public relations person with an environmental background, and we understand you do that kind of work.”
“I do,” she managed to stutter, searching for the words to nicely say no before this went any further.
“Would you be willing to send us your CV and come in and meet this week to talk about the position?”
She hesitated, looking for some sort of excuse. “I appreciate your interest, Nate, but I’m not sure if I’m the right person for the job. I only work part-time, and I just don’t know if I could bring the level of commitment to the job that you would need.” Why was she always so nice? She should just tell him she was an environmentalist. Who liked yachts.
“That’s not a problem. We’re only looking for someone part-time at this point, and I’ve seen some of the work you’ve done for the SREB.”
“How part-time? I already have a lot of commitments,” Alana said, hoping to find an out.
“We’ve budgeted twenty hours a week at fifty thousand dollars a year, with four weeks holidays to start.”
Her heart sped up a little. That would be fewer hours than she currently worked and a substantial increase in pay. It would allow her to start paying off her monstrous line of credit and pay her property taxes. But she couldn’t do this. She wouldn’t do this.
“I’m afraid the whole thing might be a little controversial in the community for me.”
“I understand your concerns. We plan to do this whole thing right and take the concerns of the community into consideration. It is going to be a small mine for starters, and we’re going to use a bunch of innovative methods to minimize impacts and make it as sustainable as possible. Some of the board of directors of the company are planning to live here with their families, and we don’t want anything that wrecks the watershed.”
He sounded very sincere, but people who worked for industry were probably used to lying and deluding themselves. Sustainable mining was an oxymoron.
Another email popped up on Alana’s screen. Something from Maude about the travesty about to unfold in the watershed.


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The One That I Want by Marilyn Brant
(Mirabelle Harbor, #2)
Publication date: July 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

The summer after her beloved husband died in a car accident, Julia Meriwether Crane is still picking up the pieces of her life in Mirabelle Harbor and trying to help her ten-year-old daughter adjust to this difficult new reality.

After her best friend Sharlene—one of the well-known Michaelsen siblings—talks her into finally going out on the town again, Julia finds herself stunned to be the object of interest of several different men: The boy who’d broken her heart back in high school. The college ex she’d left behind. And most surprising of all, the movie actor she’d always fantasized about but had never met in person until now. Can one woman have more than one “great love” in the same lifetime? And, if so, how can she be sure which man that’ll be?

Sometimes the person you think will be best for you…isn’t the one you really want. THE ONE THAT I WANT, a Mirabelle Harbor story.

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Book 1 in the Mirabelle Harbor series, a standalone romantic novella called TAKE A CHANCE ON ME, is also out now and it’s for sale *everywhere* for just 99-cents in celebration of the release of THE ONE THAT I WANT.

Here are the buy links for that sale-priced novella and some info on the story:
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Dedicated personal trainer Chance Michaelsen falls hard for Nia Pappayiannis—his complete opposite and a member of the family that owns the Greek bakery just down the street from his gym. He considers their pastries to be the enemy of good health, but his attraction to Nia can’t be denied. In matters of the heart, would you risk it all? TAKE A CHANCE ON ME, a Mirabelle Harbor story.



Marilyn Brant is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary women’s fiction, romantic comedy & mystery. She was named the Author of the Year (2013) by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. She loves all things Jane Austen, has a passion for Sherlock Holmes, is a travel addict and a music junkie, and lives on chocolate and gelato. Look for all of the contemporary romances in her new Mirabelle Harbor series, beginning July 2015! Visit her website: http://www.marilynbrant.com

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Heartbreaks or loss is not something people can easily cope up with. Let’s face it, it takes time. And that’s the case with Julia. Dealing with her husband’s sudden loss had her emotions locked up for a long time. She tried and tried things that would make her and her daughter happy at the very least.

Witnessing Analise’s pain was far more gut-wrenching than even dealing with my own.

Analise speaks like she is older than her age, and mature enough to try and understand her mother. She obviously knew what was going on despite the depression which is slowly sinking into her as Julia said.

Somehow I had to find a way to get her excited about life again. Even if I couldn’t quite manage the same for myself.

Julia is a grown woman, though I believe she sometimes acts young and carefree. And that’s what I liked about her, unable to let go of the world’s secrets and mysteries.

The transition between the last year of high school and the first year of anything else is always hard.

She hit the nail right there. There are things that you couldn’t just explain.
Now let’s talk about the guys. I just wished that Kristopher had better understanding of Jules’ relationship with her daughter. He started off sweet but turned out to be self-absorbed in the end.
His behavior felt less to me like passion and more like possession.

Ben on the other hand felt like a stalker to me. Plus, how can he talk to Julia about her husband like it’s a casual thing?

But Jules left me worrying how she tries to be somebody else while struggling to heal. She sometimes forgot she should be happy for herself, not for other people.

Dane at first was a jerk but turned out to be a softy too.  And Jules was right, for defending him from Kristopher involving his absurd accusations.

The characters, well the male ones were not as much likeable like Shar and Analise, gave a picture and contributed to Julia’s life story 🙂 It is within the story that showed us how much a mother’s love would go miles for her daughter, and a mother’s struggle to keep up with life and fight for something she has been withholding for a long time.


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-One signed paperback copy of Take a Chance on Me (stand-alone romance, book 1 in the Mirabelle Harbor series),
– a Marilyn Brant t-shirt,
– specialty chocolate.

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Cover Reveal: Water Weaver by Morgan Sheppard


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Water Weaver – Wraidd Elfennol # 1

by Morgan Sheppard


Audience: Young Adult – Genre: Epic Fantasy – Format: e-Book – Publisher: Morgan Sheppard – Cover by: Michelle Douglas www.mdbookcovers.com – Editor:  Mae Williams of Ye Olde Ink &

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The young maiden, Marella, was born to the

island of Wraidd Elfennol, a place balanced by the four elements of nature –

Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The essence of each element contained in sacred

artefacts ensuring the balance of life.

Every year, the community from across the island

gather for the Summer Solstice. It is at this celebration the Lords and Ladies

of Wraidd Elfennol make an astounding announcement. The sacred artefacts are

missing. They then proclaim that four individuals, along with their animal Life

Partners, will be selected to restore the balance.

Marella and her otter, Nixie, are chosen because

of their link to the element of Water and along with her, three others – each

in-tune with a different element.

Together they embark on a quest to either find

the missing artefacts or somehow create new ones. As the world around them

changes, danger lurks with every challenge the group face. They must hurry as

the elements need to be restored before a year and a day have passed.

Failure is not an option or the world as they

know it will cease to exist.


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I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend and a lover. I am many things, been given many labels but I can say that I am just ‘simple complicated’ me.

Always a prolific reader and dabbler in my younger days with short stories, poems and limericks, I am currently working on my first novel ‘Water Weaver’ and I am enjoying the process although it is very different from writing stories as a schoolgirl!

My favourite quote is “You have to “aim high and reach for your dreams”, favourite colour is rich purple and favourite food would be chocolate! My favourite time of day is night-time and I love the moon in all her beautiful phases. My favourite season has always been Autumn/Fall. I love the rain and thunderstorms.

I welcome your company as I walk my path.

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Genres: Romantic Suspense | Thriller
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Emily McPhee has struggled to overcome her father’s death…
It’s not easy, but Emily finally has the life she wants. She’s an A student at Orange University and has a comfortable home and a great circle of friends. She’s also in love with handsome Orange PD officer Seth Connors. He doesn’t seem to return her feelings, though, so she tells herself his friendship is enough.
Jimmy Lasko is a psychopath, and Emily is his greatest obsession…
Lasko knows what he wants—what he deserves—and has the deadly skills and unending patience to get it. What he wants is Emily, and he is watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. That time is coming soon; he’ll make sure of it.
A sense of unease settles on Emily, but is the danger real or imagined?
When Emily begins hearing noises and suspects someone has been in her house, Seth urges her to get a roommate. But after a search, she realizes a certain attractive cop would be the perfect choice, and Seth moves in.
Seth loves Emily, but fears his feelings might make it difficult to protect her.
In all areas of his life, Seth sees himself as a protector. He’s determined to keep Emily safe, but he pushes the captivating blonde away in an attempt to stay objective. However, after her stalker makes a failed attempt to capture her, Seth can no longer deny his feelings. 
With help from Seth’s police colleagues, he and Emily set out to identify the person hunting her before it’s too late. But is it worth the risk to bait the trap with what he wants most? 
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DARKNESS FOLLOW, Darkness Series #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense | Thriller
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Emily McPhee is in the clutches of a monster…
Despite the protection of her boyfriend Seth Connors and his colleagues with the Orange Police Department, Emily is imprisoned in a basement by her psychopathic stalker Jimmy Lasko. His bizarre behavior adds to her terror, and a video link forces Seth to witness her captivity, leaving him feeling helpless as he, the OPD, and the FBI search for her.
Freedom isn’t free, and safety is just an illusion…
Though Emily escapes the basement, the threat is far from eliminated. In fact, things she learned while being held by Lasko lead her to believe he isn’t working alone. Lasko is still out there, determined to get her back, and crazier than ever. If he does have a partner, Emily has no idea where the threat might lie or who she can trust.
It’s impossible to live a normal life when family ties become tangled.
Emily is deeply hurt when Seth is reminded that their relationship might endanger her further and he pulls away again. She’s even more frustrated when her globe-trotting mother returns and is charming to everybody…except her own daughter. 
When Emily meets Seth’s family, she loves his mom and little sister, isn’t sure what to make of his flirtatious brother—who is also a cop—and finds herself very uneasy around his father, who is a powerful attorney.
Sometimes things seem very clear…until you look more closely.

Darkness Follows releases September 1st! 
Pre-order coming soon!

J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children. 
When she’s not writing she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing. 
An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue. 
She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

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Book Tour: Sandcastle and Other Stories by Justin Bog

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Sandcastle and Other Stories: The Complete Edition
By Justin Bog
Genre: Short Fiction/Psychological Literary Suspense


The Complete Edition of Justin Bog’s First Collection of Dark Psychological Suspense Tales.

An award-winning collection, Sandcastle and Other Stories reveals twisted secrets that are mined like plutonium. These twelve literary tales are nothing short of an adventure through a roiling sea of emotion. With authenticity and eloquence, author Justin Bog holds a provocative and compelling mirror on the human condition.

“The stories are those of everyday people who might live next door or in the walk-up across the street . . . A man with a personal crisis takes a singles cruise – a woman leaves her toddler girl at the beach while having a romantic tryst – a B-list actor’s character is killed off – a girl is sucked below the sand into an underwater chamber . . . an old gardener who has dark secrets interacts with the bosses daughter in a most unforeseen way. The only commonality in these tight, little stories is they are unexpected. Having this book is like having a string of black pearls – each one slightly different, but each a perfect, dark, little gem . . . Bog paints pictures with words as Titian did with oil paints – startlingly detailed with deep perspective and rich complexity.”

–Rosi Hollenbeck, San Francisco Book Review

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Justin Bog lives in the Pacific Northwest on Fidalgo Island. Justin Bog was Pop Culture Correspondent and Editor for In Classic Style. He enjoys cooking, lawn mowing not so much, and spends time walking and handing out treats to two long coat German shepherds, Zippy and Kipling, and two barn cats, Ajax The Gray and Eartha Kitt’n.

Sandcastle and Other Stories: The Complete Edition on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1T2gnHX

*The author will be selling two new stories separately in one bundle under the title: Speak the Word! as an eBook only for $1.99

Justin’s creative writing blog is here.
On Twitter @JustinBog
On Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1FCBVk3


This wonderful set of short stories is the type of book that actually gets into your head, in a good way. It will leave you reading the pages again , recalling the characters complicated minds for whatever they are experiencing.

One was a reminder of how hard life is, being judged easily by others and doubted by the next.

“how he fell inlove with the beauty of isolation”

The other one longs for a daughter and a true love of a husband after her marriage failed.

“All her parents could do was watch and say I told you so later, which they did all the time.”

How a mother emphasizes equality in marriage, love for her children.

“They were my life now letting them know they were my entire world.”

These are just some of the justifications that this book imparts us morals, gives us an insight into the complex minds of humans.

COVER REVEAL: Ryan’s Love by CA Harms

Coming August 11th from Limitless Publishing…
“How could I ever go on without her…”
Author: C.A. Harms
Series: Sawyer Brothers #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: August 11, 2015
One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife. 
The second hardest thing would be watching my 12 year old daughter fall to her knees as they lowered her mother into the ground to rest. 
A heart wrenching vision that will forever be etched in my mind.
Claire was my best friend, she had been since we were barely old enough to talk. I always knew, one day, I would marry her. I think I may have even told her that a few times while we were growing up. 
Never did I think I would lose her so suddenly.
I knew at that moment…
Our life would never be the same again…

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Charles Morin
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C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.
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