Karen’s Killer Book Bench RELEASE: Killing Secrets by K.L. Docter

 

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IT’S A LAUNCH PARTY!!

KILLING SECRETS by K.L. DOCTER
Thorne’s Thorns Series – Book 1

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Some secrets are better left dead.

Rachel James’ ex-husband is released from prison determined to reclaim her and her little girl — the child is his key to controlling the James fortune. Frightened, Rachel flees to Denver with the child who hasn’t uttered a word since her daddy went to prison.

Contractor Patrick Thorne wants nothing to do with another of his parents’ charity cases. He failed his own wife so abysmally she took her own life as well as his unborn son’s. After two years, it’s time to concentrate on the bid he’s won and the saboteur trying to destroy his construction firm.

There is no room for trust in either of their hearts. But trust is all that will untangle the secrets that dominate their lives, free a little girl of her silent prison, and save them all from a serial killer who stands too close.

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KILLING SECRETS© by K.L. DOCTER
Thorne’s Thorns Series – Book 1

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Cate Beauman

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Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, CATE BEAUMAN, and her favorite recipe for HAMBURGER CASSEROLE!

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JUSTICE FOR ABBY by CATE BEAUMAN

Cate Beauman is back with the sixth installment in her bestselling romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. 

Justice For Abby is on sale now through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & iTunes!

To learn more, visit Cate at www.catebeauman.com

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Book Blurb

NOWHERE TO HIDE….

Fashion designer Abigail Harris has been rescued, but her nightmare is far from over. Determined to put her harrowing ordeal behind her and move on, she struggles to pick up the pieces of her life while eluding the men who want her dead.

The Mid-Atlantic Sex Ring is in ruins after Abby’s interviews with the police.  The organization is eager to exact their revenge before her testimony dismantles the multi-million dollar operation for good.

Abby’s safety rests in the hands of former US Marshal, Jerrod Quinn.  Serious-minded and obsessed with protocol, Ethan Cooke Security’s newest agent finds himself dealing with more than he bargains for when he agrees to take on his beautiful, free-spirited client.

As the trial date nears, Abby’s case takes a dangerous turn.  Abby and Jerrod soon discover themselves in a situation neither of them expect while Jerrod fights to stop the ring from silencing Abby once and for all.

JUSTICE FOR ABBY by CATE BEAUMAN

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Congratulations Week 03-31-14 Giveaway Winners!

 

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CONGRATULATIONS WEEK 03-31-14 GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench with JUDE WILLHOFF!!

Giveaway: Jude will give away an e-copy of her book, STARSEED, to one reader who comments on her Monday Interview or Wednesday Book Bench blogs. Thanks, Jude, for sharing your story with us!

WINNER!! JENNIE MARTS!!

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s with ELLA QUINN!!

Giveaway: Ella will give away an e-copy of her book, DESIRING LADY CARO, to one reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Fixin’s *Author Special* blog. Thanks, Ella, for sharing your story with us!

WINNER!! YVONNE HERTZBERGER!!

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Commune by Java Davis

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COMMUNE by JAVA DAVIS

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Written by popular self-published author Java Davis, COMMUNE is the story of an apple commune and the disparate group of wanderers who end up there.  The commune becomes a microcosm of conflicts: dedicated vs. slacking, honest vs. traitorous, hopeful vs. cynical, and most importantly, connected vs. disconnected.  Is one woman’s vision enough to carry the apple farm to a comfortable prosperity?

The diverse cast of characters includes Momo, the founder of the commune and legal owner; Maia, a former business school roommate, who has something to hide; Linda, another college roommate, who thinks a commune would be a fun vacation; Bobby and Baz, fraternal twins who have a differing view of farming; Dan, the supplies delivery man, who loves the parade of women who come and go at the commune; Dulcie, a bitter, displaced chef; Kick, a self-styled Buddhist; and many others.

The future of the commune often hangs by a thread.  Who can Momo count on for help when the going gets rough?

COMMUNE by JAVA DAVIS

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**Author Peek** Interview with Java Davis

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**AUTHOR PEEK** Interview with JAVIS DAVIS

INTRODUCING….JAVA DAVIS

Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full-time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.

I’m retired/disabled, so I consider myself a full-time pet mommy and part-time novelist.  I was in printing and marketing for almost 15 years, so I feel that I have a good grounding in the basics, which can make me a bit of a grammar snob.  I home-sew, quilt, knit, crochet, and do counted cross-stitch.  I do volunteer projects for local charities.  My Jewish faith is a big part of who I am, and I like to include a Jewish theme or character in every book, but sometimes, such as in Commune, it’s just not possible.

1.  What genre(s) do you write in and why?

I enjoy humor, historical fiction, and what I like to call “ensemble fiction.”  I’m also in the right age bracket for the new genre, “boomer lit.”  I have a small, non-fiction short story about my years as a typesetter, but non-fiction is typically not my bent.

2.  What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Ella Quinn

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Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, ELLA QUINN , and her favorite recipe for TIRAMISU!

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DESIRING LADY CARO by ELLA QUINN

Book Blurb

Ella Quinn’s bachelors are clever, charismatic—and determined to remain single. Yet one by one, they find that fate—and certain irresistible women—cast doubt on even the best laid plans…

Haunted by her past, Lady Caroline Martindale fled England for the solace of her godmother’s palazzo in Venice. But if Caro was hoping to escape the charms of marriage-minded men, she’s come to the wrong place. And she’ll resort to extreme measures to spurn the advances of a dangerously determined Venetian marquis…

Though most of his friends have married off, Gervais, Earl of Huntley, remains bent on eluding the parson’s mousetrap. But his convictions begin to falter when he arrives in Venice and meets his match in the alluring Lady Caro. What began as a hastily concocted lie to save her from the marquis may become a chance for them both to relinquish their fear—and embrace what they can no longer deny…

DESIRING LADY CARO by ELLA QUINN

My heroine, Lady Caro, has a weakness for chocolate. Something my hero discovers.

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Congratulations Week 03-24-14 Giveaway Winners!!

 

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench with WAYNE ZURL!!

Giveaway: Wayne will give away a PDF copy of his book, HEROES & LOVERS to EACH reader who comments on his Monday Interview or Wednesday Book Bench blogs!! He’ll also give away an Amazon Kindle book copy of HEROES & LOVERS to one lucky reader who comments (random drawing)!! Thanks, Wayne, for sharing your stories with us!

PDF WINNERS!!
BN100, YVONNE HERTZBERGER, & JOE PERRONE JR.!!

KINDLE BOOK COPY!! SANDY WOLTERS!!

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Starseed by Jude Willhoff

 

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STARSEED by JUDE WILLHOFF
Star Traveler Series – Book One

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He’s not what she expected…

Starseed is a paranormal romantic suspense about Elle Thomas, a hairstylist with psychic abilities. When her hometown of Sweetwater, Colorado is suddenly plagued by UFO sightings, cattle mutilations, abductions and murder, fear is in the hearts of its citizens.  Because of her abilities, Elle is shunned.  An orphan found in the wilderness, strangely drawn to the stars, she has always been taunted by her peers about being part alien.  It’s the last thing she’d ever wanted to be, but her strong psychic abilities make things worse than ever for her.  When she meets a handsome mysterious stranger, Kole Stith, her attraction to him is overwhelming and she can’t understand why the feelings aren’t mutual.  Her abilities tell her otherwise.

She’s what he never knew he always wanted…

Confirmed bachelor Kole Stith is sent to Earth to retrieve a Starseed—Elle Thomas, and the Dropa Stones—disks that hold secrets of the universe and return them to the Ancient One.  Kole discovers he possesses human emotions and falls for Elle.  But he must put his feelings aside and discover who is abducting and murdering the citizens of Sweetwater to prove his people aren’t to blame.  And fulfill his mission on Earth: Together, a pure Elle and Kole are the only hope to heal the endangered planet’s polluted waters.

Starseed is a Romantic Suspense with a twist of Paranormal.  Aliens need love, too!  Who knew?  Elle and Kole must travel to other worlds to discover their strength and love for each other.

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STARSEED by JUDE WILLHOFF
Star Traveler Series – Book One

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Book Bench Blog Tour: Inferno of Love by Allie Boniface

 

 
Inferno of Love (Hometown Heroes #2) 
by Allie Boniface
 

 

INTRODUCING…ALLIE BONIFACE and INFERNO OF LOVE.

Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full-time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.

I’m a New York girl born and bred, though I’ve lived in Cleveland, Ohio, and Providence, Rhode Island and traveled all over the place, this country and others. I’ve spent the last 17 years living in the lower Hudson Valley, NY, where I’m a full-time high school English and Education teacher. On the side I play the piano and get my groove on at Zumba class :)

1. How did you get started writing?

I’ve always loved writing, but I started writing seriously, with an eye on publication, after Sept. 11th. I live about an hour north of NYC, and I had neighbors who never came home that day. I realized then and there not to put off my dreams for another day.

2.  What genre(s) do you write in and why?

I write contemporary romance that falls somewhere between PG-13 and R ratings. I love happy endings!

3.  What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

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**Author Peek** Interview with Jude Willhoff

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**AUTHOR PEEK** Interview with JUDE WILLHOFF

 

INTRODUCING….JUDE WILLHOFF

Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full-time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.

Hi everyone, I‘m Jude Willhoff and I’ve been writing for several years.  I grew up on a farm in the Ozarks of Missouri.  After marrying my husband we came to Colorado on our honeymoon and fell in love with the mountains.  My husband is from Ohio and I didn’t want to live in Ohio and I’m from Missouri and he didn’t want to live in Missouri.  So for many reasons, we decided we wanted to make Colorado our home and raise our children in this beautiful state.  We’ve done just that and have always been happy about making that decision.

By day I work as office manager at our real estate business, Bijou Property Management.   We help clients buy, sell and manage their rental properties.  Sometimes when I have some down time at work I’m able to sneak in a little writing, but most of my writing is done in the evenings and on weekends.  But any time I can steal away for writing is always good.

As far as hobbies, I love to read and go to the movies.  I love that feeling of being carried away to another world.  Doesn’t everyone?  And in the summer, I love planting and maintaining my flowers.  Just looking at all those beautiful colors makes me feel good all summer.

1.  What genre(s) do you write and why?

I like to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance.  These genres appeal to me because this is what I like to read.  I had a blast writing Starseed, my latest release.  My husband and I went to Roswell, New Mexico and I interviewed people and explored the town and the UFO museum.  There’s some pretty fascinating information in that museum and the town is involved with the UFO history. Continue reading

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