Thursday, December 5, 2013

A New Psychological Thriller From New Zealand Author Shane Filer

EXIT by Shane Filer

When your mind is your best friend, and your own worst enemy...

"Did you know I spent the whole of my fifteenth year in my room?"

Briar’s impromptu, mid-afternoon confession stirs up distant memories of the lonely time she spent trapped in her home; suffering agoraphobia — fear of open spaces.

Now it’s six years later.

She’s free, but the year's isolation has left serious personality disorders; disorders which will resurface as she relates her own story, and that of those in her orbit; Melodie, a pretty valley girl who Briar desires to be, Justine, her oldest friend, who has her own dark secret, and Dermot, a man who thinks he's the reincarnation of Robin Hood — stealing from the rich to give to the poor.

Slowly Dermot begins to draw Briar into his ever-so-exciting world, but who is leading whom on their slow descent into crime? Duel periods of Briar’s life intertwine like a rope around her neck as her lost year begins to overtake the present. It leads her to the answer to one very simple question:

“Is it what I always feared — am I losing my mind?”


Shane Filer writes novels and comics. He lives in New Zealand with a very old Tonkinese cat. He likes oranges, orange juice, and orange furniture — in fact even the color orange. Why? Well, because it's the best color, of course.

While he believes that being a grown up is not all it's cracked up to be, he still enjoys ruining his appetite before dinner, and staying up past his bed time.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Kinky New Fast Track Release For Erin McCarthy

FULL THROTTLE by Erin McCarthy

Fast Track #7

Easing into the turns…

As one of only two girls on the tween racing circuit, Shawn Hamby has always run with a fast crowd. But now at thirty-two, she doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. And she definitely doesn’t need a man bossing her around off of the track…

Putting the pedal to the metal…

But after a silly girls’ night at a fetish club, Shawn can’t get Rhett Ford out of her mind. He’s younger than her, and he’s her best friend’s brother-in-law, which should be red flags. Rhett is looking for someone to lead in bed, but he can’t imagine that Shawn would ever submit to him. Boldly surrendering is more her style. And with Rhett behind the wheel, it’s going to be one wild ride…


NYTimes bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book to Kensington Brava through author Lori Foster's website contest in 2002, much to her continued amazement. Thirty-something books later, Erin is entertaining both Brava and Berkley readers with her sassy, sexy tales of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her Las Vegas Vampires series debuted in August 2006, with HIGH STAKES hitting #1 on the Barnes and Noble trade romance list. Erin also writes dark paranormal in her Seven Deadly Sins series and paranormal young adult novels under the name Erin Lynn.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Claire Fullerton's Debut Novel Explores The Possibilities of Past Lives And Loves

A PORTAL IN TIME by Claire Fullerton

When we are inexplicably drawn to love and a particular place, is it coincidence, or have we loved before? ...

Enigmatic and spirited Anna Lucera is gifted with an uncanny sixth-sense and is intrigued by all things mystical. When her green, cat-eyes and long, black hair capture the attention of a young lawyer named Kevin Townsend, a romance ensues which leads them to the hauntingly beautiful region of California's Carmel-By-The-Sea where Anna is intuitively drawn to the Madiera Hotel.

Everything about the hotel and Carmel-By-The-Sea heightens her senses and speaks to Anna as if she had been there before. As Anna's memory unravels the puzzle, she is drawn into a past that's eerily familiar and a life she just may have lived before.


 “A Portal in Time” is a 50,000 word Paranormal/Romance novel about a woman who realizes that she has lived before. Employing oscillating chapters that develop the lives and romances of two women in different time periods, the story begins in the years 2000 and 1901 respectively, in the hauntingly beautiful region on the Monterey Peninsula called Carmel, California.

Rich in mystique, foreshadow and character development, “A Portal in Time” introduces the reader to Anna Townsend and her husband, Bill, who check into The Madeira Hotel in Carmel, California in the year 2000 to celebrate their one year anniversary. Not only is Anna lovely, spirited and artistic, she is also conveniently graced with the asset of dependable intuition, which is revealed to the reader as the story of her meeting and eventual marriage to Bill Townsend is told in flashback in order to bring her through The Madeira hotel’s front door.

Subsequently, and beginning in the year 1901, the reader meets Valeria Sienna, who is the eighteen year old daughter of an affluent, Italian immigrant and his genteel wife who enjoy immense prosperity and popularity in turn of the century San Francisco. Valeria possesses an energetic enthusiasm for life that captivates the reader when she begins her courtship with a Norwegian artist named Anders Kristiansen who, much to the chagrin of Valeria’s father, is suitable on every level though he is neither an American nor an Italian.

“A Portal in Time” is an oscillating, liner growth story steeped in the language and social mores of two different eras with characters both central and supporting whose words and actions fit seamlessly together and bridge the time frames like pieces of a puzzle. What drives the story is the climax of a profound, life altering tragedy which Valeria Sienna lives through after her marriage to Anders Kristiansen and Anna Townsend recalls through past life memory on one particular night while staying at the Madeira Hotel. Coincidence, similarities, foreshadow and intrigue ultimately reveal that the site of The Madeira Hotel is the actual house that Anders Kristiansen built for his young bride and it is this fact that triggers the soul memory of Anna Townsend.

Claire Fullerton wrote her own weekly column for The Malibu Surfside News from 2009-2010. She has been published in numerous magazines, and repeatedly in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. Claire is the 2013 first runner up of The San Francisco Writer’s Conference Contest for her narrative non-fiction essay, “Mastering Ambiguity,” which she is currently turning into a novel. 

“A Portal in Time” is her first novel, and the manuscript for her second novel is under review.

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