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With the changes in the overburdened medical system in America, there are not enough nurses to take care of the growing demands of being chronically ill. The state of healthcare has declined in quality and the average nurse may not have experience or the patience.

Enter Dale, a young male nurse, who aimed his way up the ranks to be charge nurse. Dale leads the code blue calls. He has a mind of his own. He believes he gets a power charge from allowing a patient to die. He judges who deserves this fate. His mother, Isabel, nurtures his actions and is more than willing to kill to protect him.

One by one, patients die and it is justified by Dale’s reasoning. Dale is constantly plotting and aiming to improve his way of releasing patients to their death while not getting caught.

Family members assume that they can trust Dale to take care of their loved one in the ICU. Meanwhile, they have no idea what fate waits their chronically ill loved one once visiting hours are over.

Reading this book may change the way you perceive medical personnel.

At 160 pages, it offers an ample preview to get you hooked on the story.

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“Prisoner Prodigal Pawn” by Robert Sparkman

Intrigue, betrayal and family secrets – Robert Sparkman’s debut novel has everything it needs to become a must-read for any fan of the thriller genre. Add to this a complex plot, fast-paced action, and a unique writing style that draws you in and keeps you glued to the pages, and you might find yourself staying up late to finish the novel. “Prisoner Prodigal Pawn” is one of those books that readers will not easily forget.

The story is set in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it focuses on the life and adventures of the Mozingo family. Elton Mozingo has a great career that, fortunately, wasn’t affected by the fact that his father is in prison. He works for a law firm, and life is treating him quite well. However, everything is turned upside down when he is framed for murder. The police has evidence that he was the one who killed his friend and lover, Kylee, and Elton is in great danger of ending up just like his father, in prison. The only viable solution is to run, hide from the law which he once served, and try to find out who really killed Kylee and why.

Just when you least expect it, the author adds a new, exciting twist to the story. While trying to clear his name and prove that he is innocent, Elton discovers that his father was also framed, years ago. It seems that someone has a vendetta against the Mozingo family, and Elton must figure things out before it’s too late. Time is running out, but Elton doesn’t even know if he can truly trust his brother, Charles, a tribal police officer, or his childhood friend, Oda Raines, who seems to have her own agenda.

Robert Sparkman is a brilliant writer when it comes to building suspense and creating a complicated puzzle which readers will want to solve together with the characters. The plot is so well-thought, and the series of events is so original that there are great chances they won’t figure out who the criminal is until the very last page. What does the Baxter and Baxter law firm have to do with an Indian Casino, and, more importantly, who will benefit if Elton ends up in prison? “Prisoner Prodigal Pawn” has all these answers, and much more.

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“HOA Wire” (“A Brent Marks Legal Thriller”, Book 3) by Kenneth Eade is Available for Pre-Order

If you’re a huge fan of legal and political thrillers with a lot of courtroom drama, then you will love Kenneth Eade’s newest novel in the “Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series”, “HOA Wire”. Critics and reviewers have said that Kenneth Eade is the next John Grisham, as his books reminded them of the bestselling author’s first crime novels. It’s quite obvious that Kenneth Eade is on the right path to success. He’s amazing when it comes to writing complex, intriguing stories, and creating relatable characters readers can easily root for. He is a master of suspense, unexpected twists, and surprising endings.

“HOA Wire” follows lawyer Brent Marks as he gets involved in a murder case without even realizing it. When his client contacts him the first time, he is absolutely sure he’s going to deal with a routine foreclosure defense. The problem is that the president of the Orange Grove Homeowners Association was murdered, and everyone who lives in Orange Grove is a possible suspect, including Brent’s client. When she is accused of killing the HOA president, the lawyer understands he’s got himself into a terrible mess. He doesn’t even know if his client is innocent or guilty. He needs to make the right decision, but that is impossible until he knows for sure who the real murderer is. Courtroom drama explodes, but things are even more chaotic outside of the courtroom.

Readers will love Brent Marks, who is a well-developed, believable character. His work is strongly based on ethics and morality, so he is determined to find out the truth and solve the case as fairly as possible. He’s not going to allow his feelings and emotions to influence his actions. Readers have already met Brent Marks in Kenneth Eade’s previous novels, “A Patriot’s Act” and “Predatory Kill”, so they know his methods. Through the conflict he creates, the author invites his readers to try and solve the puzzle together with Brent Marks. However, some of the clues might be misleading, and there are some completely unexpected twists that will confuse the good guys even more.

“HOA Wire” is a fast-paced, suspenseful legal thriller that will remind fans of the genre of pulp thrillers. Crime, betrayal, thought-provoking questions related to ethics and morality – this novel has everything it needs to become a must-read for any lover of true crime literature. The conclusion to Brent Marks’ adventure will take readers by surprise and make them look forward to the next book in the series.

“HOA Wire” will be released on February 28, 2015, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

“Fetish: What’s Yours?” – A Love Story in the Heart of Darkness by L.M. Reker

I believe we can all agree that what makes a thriller novel even more terrifying and exciting is the knowledge that it is based on real events. L.M. Reker’s newest novel, “Fetish: What’s Yours?”, is one of those books whose story was inspired from real life, which gives readers a sense of terror and realism. The author has combined fact with fiction so well, that it will be difficult to tell which parts of the story are real, thus making the book even more compelling and intriguing.

FBI Agent Augustus Drummond is the head of a special unit assembled to deal with the most horrible crimes imaginable. His team is well-trained and very efficient, and they are always ready to take on the most difficult cases. They investigate everything with a sharp eye, a clear mind, and just enough cold blood to be able to live their lives normally after all the horror they see during their missions. Agent Drummond is the best of them, and his insights are partially due to his brutal childhood. Instead of crushing him, the violence he had to endure opened his mind and taught him a lot of things about the world. He draws his power and understanding from his dark past, and he has never failed before.

Things are turned upside down when Sonia Connelly, a gifted agent, is added to Drummond’s team. The latest case they have to solve is very complicated, and it might just lead them to the darkest corners of a criminal’s mind. Will they be able to solve the puzzle and save innocent lives without letting themselves drawn into this world of the taboo and the unthinkable?

“Fetish: What’s Yours?” is a real page-turner that will keep readers guessing by offering them clues and inviting them to solve the case along with the characters. It is one of those books that are more than must-reads: it should be reread just to make sure that you got everything right. L.M. Reker is brilliant when it comes to building suspense, and readers must be warned that they are in for a couple of unexpected twists and turns. At the same time, he is very good with character development, which means that anyone will find it easy to relate to Agent Drummond and Sonia. While Sonia is very intelligent, talented, and determined, Augustus Drummond is continuously haunted by his violent past. Eventually, they make a great team and they prove to be the only ones who can solve the terrible case.

You can find “Fetish: What’s Yours?” on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble.

“Southpaw” by Dennis Sweeney FREE on Amazon – December 19-23, 2014

Thought-provoking, suspenseful, heart wrenching, gritty – these are just a few words that can describe Dennis Sweeney’s novel, “Southpaw”, and they certainly aren’t enough. This is one of those books that offer so much more than what the cover and synopsis promise. It’s one of those memorable novels that readers will think about long after they have turned the last page. “Southpaw” eludes all genres because it is so difficult to place in a single one. It has the depth and realism of literary fiction, but, at the same time, it is as action-packed and fast-paced as any suspenseful thriller out there. What is sure about it is that it is absolutely mind-blowing.

The main character is Dennis, a young Scottish boxer who has lived a life of crime and is now in prison, paying for his mistakes with his freedom. One could say that he is a product of the environment he grew up in. He was unfortunate enough to be the son of a boxing champion who had no mercy when it came to training him and his brother. Dennis grew up hating the sport and feeling inferior to his brother, who was more athletic and more skilled. However, it seems that this was his future, whether he liked it or not, so young Dennis tried to make the best of it in his own way. The novel follows his extraordinary journey. From Dundee, Dennis ends up in London, then Hong Kong, where his main occupation is to smuggle goods into Korea and gold into Taiwan. He later reaches Tokyo, where his drug addiction worsens, and he eventually ends up in prison in Bangkok. Knowing that he will be old by the time he gets out of prison, Dennis has nothing left to do but to think of his life, of what he did wrong, and try to achieve some kind of redemption.

Author Dennis Sweeney is a brilliant and talented writer. He has created some powerful, complex characters that truly develop as the action unfolds. The way he describes the places and people Dennis sees as he gets more and more involved with boxing, prostitution, and drugs makes the background and atmosphere extremely realistic and believable. There will be moments when readers will stop to ask themselves if what they are reading is indeed just fiction, not reality.

Readers will root for the main character even when they will realize that everything he does is harmful to others and himself. Thus, “Southpaw” is a powerful novel that invites them to discuss problems of morality, ethics, and what’s right and wrong.

“Southpaw” will be free on Amazon starting December 19 through December 23, 2014, so don’t forget to download your copy.

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“The Dead Bank Diary” by Anna Schlegel

A financial thriller might not have cops, killings, and bloody scenes, but it holds the reader’s interest in a different way. Money, frauds, complicated schemes to bankrupt a bank… all these build the suspense and keep the reader guessing and turning the pages as fast as possible. This is exactly what Anna Schlegel’s novel, “The Dead Bank Diary”, manages: to keep readers on the edge of their seats. And the most chilling aspect of the Russian writer’s thriller is the fact that it is inspired from real life.

“The Dead Bank Diary” is the first book in a series, and it focuses on the narrator, Ann, and Victor, a financier and retired intelligence officer. Together, the two arrange a couple of complex financial frauds that can get them in huge trouble at any time. However, the trick is to be smart enough, make a perfect plan, and then perform a beautiful, clean fraud that no one will ever see coming. Ann and Victor make an amazing team, and readers will follow their adventures excitedly. At first, not everyone will like Victor, but the author is amazing when it comes to character development, and as they will start learning more things about this man, readers will begin to understand him and empathize with him.

Even though she didn’t put real events in her novel, Anna Schlegel did take her inspiration from her own life in Moscow. Her character, Victor, is based on a real person she worked with, a retired foreign intelligence service officer and a magnificent fraudster. He was a powerful, influential man the author admired a lot, which also determined her to write her novel in his memory. “The Dead Bank Diary” is all about money, banks, and financial schemes. Readers will be absolutely fascinated by the world Anna Schlegel paints on the pages of her book, and by the cold, gloomy Moscow which proves to be the perfect setting for the mysterious plots the characters create and set into motion.

“The Dead Bank Diary” is one of those novels that make you ask yourself uncomfortable questions after you have finished it. For instance, how much of it is fiction and how much is reality? Do things like that actually happen right before our eyes? Anna Schlegel has written a book that has everything it needs to become a bestseller. It certainly is a must-read for all fans of the thriller genre.

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“A Grave Hunger” by G. Hunter – Free on Amazon from October 31 to November 2, 2014

A strong woman seeking revenge, a sexy vampire hunter who turns her life upside down, and a bloody struggle between humans and vampires… “A Grave Hunger” is clearly one of those serious vampire novels that depict the night creatures exactly as they are in myths and legends: cruel and deadly. G. Hunter has brought together elements of suspense, mystery, and paranormal romance, offering readers a novel that has everything it needs to become an all-time favorite.

Leah is absolutely sure that the death of her parents and sister was not the result of an animal attack. This is what the official investigation says, but she knows that wild animals don’t kill the way her family was killed. She suspects a vampire did it, and now she is determined to get her revenge. But killing vampires is not easy, so she first needs to learn how to do it. She befriends Bobby, an experienced hunter who teaches her the basics, and once she is ready, Leah sets on a personal mission to eradicate as many vampires as she can. She is helped by the hot and sexy Finlay, Bobby’s protégé, and a special kind of relationship starts developing between them. When tragedy strikes and Bobby is killed, both Leah and Finlay have an even stronger motivation to stop the bloodsuckers from harming more innocent people.

What Leah doesn’t know is that Finlay has his own secrets and dark past. He was always a bit isolated, never allowing anyone to get into his personal space, and after Bobby’s death, Finlay withdraws even more. It’s up to Leah to break down his walls and find out what he’s hiding so she could help him get rid of his demons. However, when she does find out what is haunting him, she might reconsider her feelings.

“A Grave Hunger” is much more than a paranormal romance novel. It is a suspenseful thriller that will keep readers glued to the pages, eager to solve the puzzle before they reach the end of the book because, yes, G. Hunter introduced a lot of unexpected twists and turns. The characters are believable and well-developed, and readers will find it easy to relate to Leah and her desire to avenge her parents and sister. After going through such a terrible tragedy, it’s only natural that the only thing that is keeping her alive is the desire to hunt down the killer. Readers will also fall in love with Finlay, who comes as a good distraction, giving Leah a new reason to live and fight for what she believes in.

The book will be free on Amazon from October 31 to November 2, 2014, so make sure you download your copy if you feel like reading a real vampire novel.

Find G. Hunter’s other books on the author’s page.

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“A Taste of Honey” (“The Crime and Passion Series”, Book 1) by Gamal Hennessy – Free on Amazon, November 2-4, 2014

It’s not often that you find a thriller novel that dares to touch a high level of eroticism without affecting the plot and the flow of the action. Actually, in “A Taste of Honey”, the steamy scenes are so well done and perfectly integrated that they add a lot to the characters, allowing the readers to understand what is happening in their minds and souls. This first book in “The Crime and Passion Series” proves that Gamal Hennessy is that kind of author who challenges his readers and takes the genre to a whole new level.

Nikki Siriene is a woman in love. We all know that love can make people do unimaginable things, but in Nikki’s case, it made her cross the line one too many times. She would do anything for her lover, Chris. It doesn’t matter if that means she has to use her sexual charms to spy for him, humiliate herself, or put her life in danger. All she wants is to be by his side, hoping that one day Chris will give up all these dangerous adventures and decide to build a family and a future with her. When he brings her to Argentina and tells her she needs to seduce a suspected arms dealer, Nikki thinks this is the last job they’ll have to take care of. She couldn’t be more wrong.

Nikki is a complex and complicated character. On one hand, she might seem weak and vulnerable because she allows Chris to manipulate her and use her any way he likes. On the other hand, readers will see that Nikki grows a lot by the end of the novel, and becomes a strong woman. After all, she had it in her all along because it takes a lot of strength and intelligence to seduce some of the most powerful and dangerous men.

The relationship between Nikki and Chris takes an unexpected turn when Nikki gets caught between the arms dealer, his mysterious wife, and his paranoid business partner. She thought that she would only have to deal with the man she was supposed to seduce, but when jealousy comes into play and an explosive secret is revealed, Nikki realizes that she might not come out of this business alive.

“A Taste of Honey” is a must-read for thriller fans. It includes the previously released books “Anything for Love”, “The Art of Seduction”, and “The Screams of Passion”. And the best part is that it will be free on Amazon on November 2-4, 2014, so make sure you download your copy. It will make for a great read during the holidays.

Read more about the book and series on the author’s blog.

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“Bloodlines – The Quest” by Jon McDonald

It doesn’t matter if you like vampire novels or not. You will love Jon McDonald’s novel “Bloodlines – The Quest” if you know how to appreciate a well-told story set apart by its fine satire and polished humor. This genre-bending book takes the vampire myth to a whole new level, juggling with the well-known clichés in a clever, unique way. Those who are already familiar with Jon McDonald’s work will see that he manages to make his readers laugh out loud even when he’s writing horror.

The small town of Brampton, Ohio is terrorized by a cold-blooded killer with a mysterious agenda. Because of these terrible murders, the people of Brampton find out that there is a vampire colony that is hiding among them. These vampires, however, are not dangerous in the least because they are still half-human and they only feed on animal blood. They are also called “night sleepers” or “mutants”, and some of them are respectable citizens who have done Brampton a lot of good. But, if the mutants are not responsible for the murders, does this mean there’s a pure vampire on the loose?

Volter is a renegade European vampire who is determined to turn the people of Brampton against the mutants in order to eliminate all of them. This “day sleeper” is cruel, vicious, and he will stop at nothing to reach his goal. What does he have against the mutants? The idea that they are not real vampires who feed on human blood is unacceptable to him. Volter has to kill them all and then make sure that only pure vampires are left in the world. What he doesn’t expect is for the humans to help the mutants get rid of him.

“Bloodlines – The Quest” is a fun, compelling read. Even though it has some very descriptive scenes, they are balanced out by humorous, lighthearted parts. The characters are well-developed, and the way they interact is sometimes so funny that readers will forget about Volter and his gruesome acts. Jon McDonald brings his own contribution to the vampire myth by playing a bit with how a vampire can be killed. It seems that in his universe vampires can regenerate from the smallest portion of cellular tissue, and that’s why the humans and mutants have to come up with a very good plan to destroy Volter completely.

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“Divas in Cahoots – A Comedy of Murder” by Jon McDonald

Those who have read Jon McDonald’s “Divas Never Flinch” will be delighted to know that their favorite characters, Sonora Livingston-Bundt and Connye Andreatos, are involved in new, fun adventures in “Divas in Cahoots”. This time, however, they are dealing with a murder mystery, which makes the book much more than a social satire and a light read; it is a hardboiled crime novel filled with twists and turns that will take readers by surprise. The fact that no one will ever be able to guess the ending before it happens makes “Divas in Cahoots” a must-read.

The rivalry and competition between Connye and Sonora is interrupted by the murder of Bella Harrington-Crenshaw, a new diva who arrived in Santa Fe, New Mexico with the intention of taking control of the social scene with her money, manipulation, and intrigue. It seems that things didn’t go well for her, and now the police are looking for the murderer. But there are incredibly powerful forces at work. When international spies are involved and there are senatorial murder, blackmail, art theft, and hidden identities, will Sonora and Connye be able to solve the puzzle and come out of it alive?

Jon McDonald has outdone himself with this compelling, edge-of-your-seat novel. Readers will love the complex, well-developed characters, and they will root for them until the end. To make the story even more interesting and unconventional, there’s also an intriguing detective who has his own secrets. Throw in “another Bella” who may be the key to solving the murder mystery of Bella Harrington-Crenshaw, and what you have is a complicated story that will keep readers glued to the pages, challenging them to figure out the solution.

“Divas in Cahoots” is a brilliant novel that fans of both the mystery and comedy genres will enjoy. There’s also a lot of romance going on, just to spice things up. Sonora and Connye are two women in love, and their feelings do nothing but complicate things even more. However, they are two powerful divas who cannot be distracted from their ultimate goal: to maintain their positions as the “Queens of Santa Fe”.

The novel is available on Amazon.