Author Spotlight: R.L. Naquin

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Looking or a new series to sink your teeth into? R.L. Naquin’s Monster Haven series features plenty of supernatural adventures that will take you on a wild ride! Read on for writing advice from R.L. Naquin, as well as reviews from Monster Haven fans and details on the latest book in the series, Demons in My Driveway.

Be Yourself by R.L. Naquin

I took a long time searching for my writer voice and trying to complete a novel. I’d spent most of my life trying so hard to write serious fantasy. I created entire worlds from scratch, complete with purple grass that caused a sickness in livestock, birds with glow-in-the-dark feathers, and melodramatic characters with lofty titles and high ideals. Then I woke up with the most ridiculous thoughts in my head. Why do closet monsters have to be scary? Why can’t they be friends? Why can’t they be for adults? Once I put away the idea that I needed to follow a pattern, do what was expected, or sound like someone other than myself, the entire thing flew out of me like a one-eyed ostrich who needed to put change in the meter before time ran out and he got his fifth parking ticket. What? My point: be yourself. Pay attention to what works for other people, but don’t try to duplicate them. Don’t squelch the voice inside you trying to come out. In writing, painting, singing—in any creative endeavor. In life. Things will go a lot smoother if you do. And you’ll be a happier person for it. Trust me. That closet monster is now on his sixth book.

Why readers love the Monster Haven series…

“R.L. Naquin has once again delivered a book full of surprises and delights.” –Goodreads review, Pooka in My Pantry 

“I love this series. It’s underlying sweetness radiates outwards and gives you the warm and fuzzies.” –Amazon review, Fairies in My Fireplace

“Funny, suspenseful, and a dash of romance. I loved it.” –Amazon review, Monster in My Closet

“I loved this book so much, I wanted to hug it, and squeeze it, and then read it again.” –Goodreads review, Monster in My Closet

About Demons in My Driveaway

demonsZoey Donovan—Aegis and co-opted protector of all things supernatural—is moving up in the Hidden world. Actually, she’s being dropkicked onto the front lines of a fight between the newly formed Cult of Imagination and Hidden governments everywhere.

The Cult is opening portals and unleashing demons, vampires and werewolves, growing closer to breaking the lock that holds back the zombie apocalypse with every world they crack open. Oh, and they want every last Aegis in the world dead, and a roving band of Hidden worshippers is only too eager to assist.

On the upside, Zoey finally has her mother back. But having another Aegis around—one with very different ideas on how to run things—is proving difficult. For their own safety, they’re stuck inside Zoey’s home. What was once a haven is now a prison, further straining maternal relations and alienating her reaper boyfriend. Taking down a cult and saving the world—again—would be a lot easier if she could go farther than her own driveway.

Catch up on all things R.L. Naquin by visiting her website, liking her on Facebook and following her on Twitter!

Listening to My Heroes

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by Anna Richland, Author of His Road Home

Music drives my creative process, although I can’t listen while writing (too distracting for me!). Instead, I listen while driving, washing dishes, cooking or sorting the stacks of paper that quintuple every time I turn off the lights. While I do chores, a song might spark an idea and the idea lights up the part of my brain that creates imaginary people.

Sergeant Rey Cruz, the hero of His Road Home, was a minor character in my debut First to Burn. I liked him and wanted to write more about him, but I needed a story. Originally he was a classic sidekick character, made of one-liners and unfulfilled plans, but I needed a lot more if I expected him to carry the weight of being The Hero.

Then my life intersected with a concert by the alt-folk-rock singer Brandi Carlile. Sitting in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall one night in November 2012, I heard Brandi’s voice soar through the hushed performance space with the song “Hard Way Home” as the story filled me. Every line of that song told me a part of Rey’s journey. The concert went on even though I began feverishly writing in my mind and hoping like hell that I wouldn’t forget a single idea.

Before the show finished that night, I knew Rey had joined the army to leave his tiny farm town in Eastern Washington, but he’d be returning in the hardest way possible. I knew that his emotional journey would begin with wanting a do-over and result in accepting that he would rescue the Afghan child again, even knowing the personal cost. I knew that his story had to include an actual road trip across the country, one that would echo his journey from loss to love. Rey explains the parallels himself when he and Grace listen to Brandi Carlile’s music during their drive.

To finish the story, I looped “Hard Way Home” in my car for weeks. Three, five, sometimes seven times in a row, when I needed to know what would happen next to Rey, until I had it all written.

If you have a moment, please tell me in the comments what song you loop over and over. I’m starting a new book and need all the inspiration I can get!

HIS ROAD HOME by Anna Richland

CARINA_1014_9781426899126_HisRoadHomeSpecial Forces medic Rey Cruz needs to find a fiancée, fast, or he’ll end up in a marriage orchestrated by an Afghan warlord. Finding a picture online of a girl he barely knew back home, he fakes an engagement photo, thinking no one else will see it. But when Rey loses both legs and the ability to speak while rescuing a local boy, the image goes viral.

Seattle marine biologist Grace Kim is shocked to find out she’s engaged. When she’s offered a plane ticket to visit her “fiancé,” she takes it, looking for the answer to one question: Why did he lie? Touched by Rey’s funny texts and the determination she sees in him, Grace offers her friendship–a big step for someone who prefers whales to most company.

And when Rey is finally sent home, Grace agrees to help him drive his classic car cross-country over Thanksgiving–a once-in-a-lifetime road trip that leads to what feels like real love. In front of his friends and family, she plays the caring fiancée, but what place will Grace have in Rey’s new life once he’s ready to be on his own again?

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“tantalizing … a raw, emotional story” —Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

His Road Home is available at your online retailer of choice, including:

Amazon | Barnes&Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Carina | GooglePlay | Amazon.co.UK| Amazon.CA | Chapters.Indigo

Because ratings and reviews help other readers find books, I also hope you’ll consider adding His Road Home to your Goodreads shelves. Thank you!

About Anna Richland

Anna_Richland_1bAnna lives with her quietly funny husband and two less-quiet children in a century-old house in Seattle. She is a former army officer who now fills her days with imaginary friends and lots of coffee. She loves to connect with readers at Facebook, Goodreads or her website AnnaRichland.com, where readers can find excerpts from all her books. In addition to His Road Home, she also writes The Immortal Vikings series, paranormal romantic suspense inspired by the Beowulf epic.

Tropes I Hate to Love: The Makeover Story

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By Tamara Morgan, author of BECAUSE I CAN

We all have those romance tropes that fall into our OMG-I-love-it or hate-hate-burn-it-with-fire categories. Secret babies. Enemies to lovers. Brother’s best friend. Marriage of convenience. Second chance love. Everyone has their own favorite, which is part of what makes this genre so much fun.

One of my personal hot-button tropes is the ugly duckling story. I want to love this trope. I try very hard to love this trope. There’s something about a woman (or man) transforming themselves inside and out that makes for a fulfilling romance. After all, that’s kind of what this genre is all about—changing ourselves for the better for that one person we love above all else.

Of course, any time we’re talking about physical beauty, things get tricky. While there’s nothing wrong about wanting to be attractive for the person we love, we also don’t want to say that love is only for the attractive—especially if we’re talking about traditional standards of beauty.

That’s where the ugly duckling trope gets complicated. One movie example I adore is My Big Fat Greek Wedding, wherein the heroine controls every aspect of her transformation and does it as a part of a complete life overhaul. However, my enjoyment of My Fair Lady is almost always eclipsed by my strong urge to throw Henry Higgins out a window.

Perhaps that’s why I was so surprised when Because I Can became a makeover story (unfortunately, my books often do this, taking turns against my will or advice). It’s such a difficult trope to handle well, and I wasn’t sure this glamorous world of the Montgomerys was the best place to attempt it.

But I tried anyway. In the book, the family handywoman falls for the wealthy oldest Montgomery son. Georgia isn’t traditionally attractive, she doesn’t just slap on a fancy dress and feel like a new woman, and her transformation isn’t so much in her physical appearance as it her acceptance of it. In other words, she’s the ugly duckling who never quite reaches swan status, choosing instead to channel her energies into being the best damn duck she can be.

I like the idea that we can all become pretty amazing ducks in the end, which is why this particular makeover story works for me. I’m also always on the lookout for other great books and movies in this trope, so if you have recommendations, send them my way!

Because I Can (Montgomery Manor #3)

CARINA_1014_-9781426898952_BecauseICanJohn “Monty” Montgomery is a workaholic. The oldest of the Montgomery children, he’s been working by his father’s side building the family hotel chain almost his entire life. His commitment to the business leaves no time for romance. But that’s about to change.

Georgia Lennox has been fantasizing about Monty ever since she started her gig as handywoman at Montgomery Manor. She figures Monty is way out of her league, so she hasn’t dared to act on her feelings — until he offers to help fill a volunteer shortage on her latest project, building houses for families in need.

Sparks fly as they spend time together, first on the job site, then off. But Georgia’s not your typical frilly and feminine society girl. Hoping to find a way to fit in with the Montgomerys, she agrees to be made over by Monty’s sister for an event. But if she lets her rough edges be smoothed away, will she be letting go of the very thing that attracted Monty in the first place?

Available from Carina Press.

Tamara Morgan is a contemporary romance author of humorous, heartfelt stories with flawed heroes and heroines designed to get your hackles up and make your heart melt. Her long-lived affinity for romance novels survived a B.A. degree in English Literature, after which time she discovered it was much more fun to create stories than analyze the life out of them.

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The Monster in the Closet

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By Dana Marie Bell, author of OF SHADOWS AND ASH

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Author: Dana Marie Bell
Miniseries: Maggie’s Grove
eISBN: 9781426899133

Book three of Maggie’s Grove

Overprotective dryad Ashton Ward is pissed off. His mate Selena has been tortured by humans who hunt supernaturals, and she’s flat-out refusing to let him near her as she heals. Her magic is so compromised that just being near her puts him in danger, but he’s sure he can help ease her pain if she’ll just let him.

To keep Ash safe, witch doctor Selena Giannone wants to handle the fallout from her nightmare alone. But she might be dealing with more than the agonizing loss of her powers–something’s haunting her house so badly the land itself is afraid. A demon so powerful nothing in Maggie’s grove can tame it alone.

Terrified, exhausted and out of options, Selena turns to Ash for help. The enemy needs two things to feed: Selena’s powers, yes, but also it needs her fear. And if there’s a magic that can save her, it lies with Ash–with his touch, and with their bond.

We’ve always had fears of what’s hidden in the darkness. The creak of a floorboard is a footstep we can’t ignore. A whisper of sound becomes a sigh in the night. The faintest breeze caresses our cheeks, and we sense intent behind that touch.

But what if that touch was real? What if we open our closet and a monster really does reach out and drag us in? A monster you can’t fight, can’t strike because he’s incorporeal, made of nothing more than shadows and fear. And it wants you. Or rather, in Of Shadows and Ash, the third Maggie’s Grove novel, it wants Selena, the town’s beloved witch doctor.

Worse, what would you do if it was after a loved one? Would you sit back if asked and allow them to deal with it on their own, or would you insist on helping? If it managed somehow to get a foothold inside your love one, would you be willing to do whatever it takes to remove it? This is the dilemma that faces Ashton Ward, Selena’s dryad mate.

Researching ghosts, demons and the ways societies developed to deal with them was fascinating. From banishment to containment to forcing the spirits to go around the home, wards of all types can be found throughout the world. Priests and shamans can cleanse the area, and mediums can try and speak to these entities with the intent to find out why it lingers and what would appease it. Even now, magic is considered a strong tool when dealing with the supernatural. The rituals used in the book are based on my research, from the gems, to the gestures. I wanted to make sure each ritual was done in a way that would make sense to those who work magic in the modern world, and I hope I managed to achieve that.

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You can learn more about Dana on her websiteblogFacebook and Twitter.

 

Co-Writing: It’s Not That Scary…We Promise

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By Eileen Griffin and Nikka Michaels, Authors of IN THE RAW

One of the questions we always get is “How on earth do you write novels together? Writing is such a personal thing – Isn’t it hard to write with another person?”

Eileen:  Writing is often a solitary activity. As a writer, you get lost in your words, scenes and characters, interacting with them far more often than you do with actual real life people. As magical as it is to create something from nothing, writing can also be a terribly lonely profession. For us, co-writing solves that problem. Even when we work on solo pieces, we’re often online together, chatting and helping each other work through the plots of our WIPs. When we do write together, we’re often times each drawn to one particular character who we feel a connection with. Each of us will “adopt” that character and take over most of the writing for scenes from that character’s POV. However, even though we usually alternate working on the WIP based on which character drives the scene, we also help each other out if the scene is a particularly hard one.

Nikka:  An example of this came up while we were writing In The Raw. The scene followed a painful scene between Jamie and his father, which resulted in a fight between Ethan and Jamie. Even though the scene was from Ethan’s POV, one that I usually write, I kept getting writer’s block every time I tried to work on the scene. We knew we had to make Ethan’s remarks and attitude cruel to Jamie, and it killed me to write it. Eileen took over for a few days, cranked out some hateful dialogue, and we moved past it. Could we have still written a similar scene solo? Of course. But having a partner to help write it, to help move past it and get the words out, was priceless.

Eileen:  The same applies to scenes that seem effortless for Nikka to write. I love cooking and watching cooking shows, but the art of translating the techniques and nuances to the page is hard for me. On the other hand, Nikka takes a scene, blocks it out in her head and runs with it. The result is amazing. So usually, regardless of whose POV the scene is from, we never try to bully our way through a scene. We each have strengths in our writing and together, we just work.

Co-writing isn’t for everyone, though. We’re both profoundly grateful we found each other because for us, co-writing is natural and seamless. It’s something we try not to take for granted because we have too many WIPs that we want to write…together.

In the Raw by Eileen Griffin and Nikka Michaels

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James Lassiter has had a crush on fellow culinary student Ethan Martin for three years, but has never had the guts to make a move. Putting himself out there is hard, especially when under the thumb–and wallet–of his overbearing parents. Now that bad boy chef Ethan–who is always vying with Jamie for best in class–is struggling with the pastry course, Jamie suddenly has a reason to reach out.

Ethan doesn’t mean to be an ass–okay, so mostly he does–but even though he’s secretly hot for Jamie, he sure as hell doesn’t want help with pastry. Ever since his dad walked out, Ethan has been the one to hold things together and he’s done fine on his own. Except that he can’t get his cake to rise.

Jamie could be the answer to what Ethan’s been missing his whole life–someone to depend on. But with the two competing for the same scholarship, things suddenly get too hot to handle. And if Jamie finds the strength to go for what he wants, he isn’t about to settle for what he needs.

Read an excerpt of In the Raw HERE.

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EILEEN GRIFFIN BIO:

Eileen Griffin lives in the southwest, but loves to travel and has spent many summers crossing Europe with nothing but a backpack on her back. She enjoys TexMex, lives for good wine, and has a certain penchant for purple unicorns. She loves reading all genres of books, but her current obsession is writing M/M romance.

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NIKKA MICHAELS BIO:

Nikka Michaels lives in the Pacific Northwest where she spends her time cooking up romantic tales to satisfy her craving for HEAs with heat. A voracious reader, novice knitter and music lover she’s been known to multitask without breaking a sweat. She loves to read and write M/M romance but believes everyone deserves a love story.

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Stay tuned for the continuation of Jamie and Ethan’s story: In the Fire coming from Carina Press November 3.

Performance Review on My Second Job

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By Matt Sheehan, author of HELMUT GOES ABROAD

I found writing my second book in my Helmut series – and only my second written anything since college English 1B – mostly easier that writing the first book. Writing is my second job and I get most of my work done on the bus or at night after the kiddo goes to bed. (Can you really call it a job if it doesn’t actually generate income. But that’s beside the point.) I’ve found that where I used to labor over a few paragraphs some nights, I can now consistently crank out a page or two at one sitting. That’s probably why HELMUT GOES ABROAD a good 15k words longer than it’s predecessor.

The hard part was keeping the tone and characters the same. When I turned in my unedited copy of book two to my editor Jeff, I thought I had hit a home run. After all, my mom said it was even better than my first book. When you have an objective and unbiased opinion like that, what more do you need. Well Jeff didn’t agree. I’m pretty sure I had more red – yes they use red, just like in high school – on this manuscript than I did on my first.

The spelling and grammar errors didn’t surprise me. That’s why I got C’s in high school English. (That and because my Catholic School teachers didn’t have a sense of humor.  But once again I’m getting off topic.) What did surprise me were the places where Jeff felt Helmut wasn’t being Helmut. Of course he was right. He’s always right. I found that out during the last editing process. But how could the character that I patterned after my best friend not be Helmut enough?

Part of the problem is I’ve been friends with Helmut’s real life counterpart since we were eight year old kids playing pranks on the neighbors. (Doorbell-ditching is best with houses that have double-doors. For whatever reason those doors tend to have the closed-loop style handle on both doors. A thick stick for the doors and a bush to hide behind is all you need for great fun – until they come out their garage door that is.) I had to separate the source material from my new creation. Helmut was now his own person and had to be treated as such. I was still able sneak in old stories from my childhood – I just made them more consistent with where Helmut is in life. I hope you enjoy HELMUT GOES ABROAD.

HELMUT GOES ABROAD by Matt Sheehan

CARINA_1014_9781426899102_HelmutGoesAbroadLife is pretty good for me, Helmut Haase, dashing detective and ladies’ man extraordinaire. I’m the industrious and charming half of the Fog City Detective Agency. My partner, Shamus O’Sheagan, is the most gifted and lazy Druid this side of the pond, but even he’s settled down with an Amazonian police officer. Together we managed to save the world once already, but our next case is hitting closer to home.

It all started when an old friend came to our door with a wild story about angel bones and necromancers. The bones belong to Azazel, former hero of the dreaded Cretan Empire, and the necromancers want to bring him back to life. The last thing anyone wants is Azazel to return and start another angelic war.

When Shamus locates our quarry in the Mediterranean, it’s bye-bye Wudong, hello luxury voyage to Capri, with a girl in every port and downtime to work on my fighting skills. Too bad such pleasures won’t last. Not with a coven of necromancers ready to fight us to the death over those angel bones and the fate of the world…

Read about Helmut and Shamus’s previous adventure in Helmut Saves the Worldavailable now.

What We Want: Dark, Contemporary Romance

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At Carina Press, we’re always looking to acquire contemporary romance but this month we dare you to step over the line into darker territory…

We want searing stories and risky editorial; books with high emotional tension and lots of dramatic conflict. We want sexy or erotic manuscripts with troubled characters and mysterious backstories. More specifically, if you’re writing any of the following, we’d like to see it:

  • Dark, erotic and/or psychological thrillers
  • Stories of adultery and betrayal
  • Capture fantasies and encounters of questionable consent
  • Gritty, graphic and explicit stories about organized crime and hit men
  • Mercenaries on a mission
  • Conflicts involving non-traditional h/h pairings
  • Anti-heroes and anti-heroines. Real, unredeemable bad boys and bad girls
  • Heavily atmospheric, gothic-inspired sexy contemporary romance
  • Super sexy (but not necessarily erotic) contemporary romance with sexually charged dialogue, off-the-charts sexual tension and/or a dirty-talking hero/heroine

HEAs not required, but please appease us—and your readers—with a HFN (Happily for Now).

Please note that submissions featuring the following will not be considered:

  • Rape for titillation
  • Bestiality
  • Incest
  • Characters under the age of 18 engaging in sex or illegal activity

 

 

Where Will You Find Danger?

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By Sheryl Nantus, author of IN THE VOID

Out on the edge justice is hard to come by. And if you look too hard you might just find yourself adrift in an escape pod, hoping someone rescues you before you run out of air…

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Here Catherine Rogers discovers she’s been rescued by the last people she ever wanted to meet…

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“What sort of ship is this?” She couldn’t help sighing as he spread the white ointment over the burned areas. “Touring? An acting troupe?” She could see him on the stage doing a soliloquy, maybe Shakespeare. The crew had, in the few moments she’d seen them, seemed to fit the image.

He looked up at her, his blue eyes twinkling. “A Mercy ship.”

Her breath caught in her throat. “A what?”

“My name is Sean, Sean Harrison. And this is, as we said before, the Bonnie Belle. A Mercy ship. We caught your emergency call and responded since there was no one else around.”

“A—” She couldn’t bring herself to say the words.

“A brothel. Whorehouse. Ship of ill repute.” He applied a thick dollop on her leg, concentrating below her knee. “It’s nothing we haven’t heard before. And a lot worse.”

“A Mercy ship.” She spat the words back at him. “Of all the—”

She couldn’t finish the sentence. Fate had it in for her, that much was certain.

A damned Mercy ship.

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Catherine Rodgers doesn’t like Mercy spaceships, or the courtesans who work on them–not after her husband left her for a Mercy woman. But after her luxurious transport ship gets blown up to prevent her from cracking the lid off a corporate scam that’s left hundreds dead and a few people very rich, the only vessel around to save her is the Bonnie Belle.

Sean Harrison has worked as one of the Belle’s courtesans for years, bringing happiness to countless women along the space lanes. When he’s asked to look after Catherine while the Belle brings her to safety, it should be just another job. Somehow it’s anything but.

Sean is captivated by Catherine’s sense of justice and responsibility. And Catherine finds a softer, more emotionally intelligent man in Sean than she expected. Drawn together in darkness under the threat of death, they find the beginning of something lasting. But with pirates after the Belle and a price on Catherine’s head, that beginning might be all they get.

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Name me your favorite television show based in the future! Is it Battlestar Galactica or Firefly or Star Trek… which future do you like the best?

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Sheryl Nantus grew up in Toronto, Canada. In 2013 she won a Third-Place Prism Award from the FF&P chapter of RWA for her book, Blood of the Pride.

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On the Run

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By Rosie Claverton, author of Code Runner

I have an overactive imagination when it comes to potential disasters. I view most of my daily activities in terms of survivability and, once you reckon that walking down the street and skydiving are equally anxiety-provoking, life gets a lot calmer. I like to make elaborate plans in case I end up in a hostage situation, lost in the woods at night, or framed for murder.

I think about my exit strategy if I get into hot water. I plan what I would pack, what disguise I would use, and what route I would take out of the city. Writing a hacker has also taught me that I need to dump all my electronics—not even a pocket calculator would make it onto my grab-and-go list. I consider how I would cryptically communicate with my loved ones (latest football scores on a postcard) and where I could stay for only a few pounds and fewer questions.

Would I try to go it alone? Is it easier to get lost in the hubbub of a city or find a remote caravan park and hole up for the foreseeable future? Would I gravitate to somewhere I know well, like my hometown or my beloved Cardiff, or would the bad guys think to follow me there? Would I try to skip the country, catch a ferry into Ireland or France?

Most of all, I think about who I could trust. Who would protect me? Would the police think to search that person’s house? Where would they hide me? Would they give me away?

In Code Runner, my loveable ex-con Jason doesn’t have the luxury of planning. First, he’s framed for murder. Then, he’s busted out of his prison transport by someone trying to kill him, leaving more bodies in his wake. Wounded and alone, he is thrust out into the Welsh countryside, with nothing but an old suit and the ever-present rain.

What can he do? Where can he run? Who can he turn to?

Enter Amy Lane. She may be a demanding employer, but she goes above and beyond the role of “understanding boss”. Jason knows Amy will help him, knows she’s the only one who can prove his innocence, and he makes a beeline for her. (It helps that she planted a tracking device on him. She’s a little overprotective like that.) Trouble is, there’s only so much help she can give him, confined to her flat by her agoraphobia. And all the tech in the world is no help if the phone signal is dodgy out in those woods…

Who would you trust with your life? Where would you run to? What’s in your essential grab-and-go bag? Except books, of course!

Code Runner is Book Two in The Amy Lane Mysteries, sequel to Rosie’s debut novel Binary Witness.

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 Ex-con Jason Carr has faced down the toughest thugs in Cardiff, but being assistant to a brilliant, eccentric hacker who hasn’t been outdoors in ten years has its own challenges. Still, he and Amy Lane can solve cases even the cops can’t crack. And when a corpse washes up on a beach, Jason can’t resist chasing the clues—or defying Amy by infiltrating the very gangs he once escaped. 

Amy is distraught when Jason’s pursuit gets him framed for murder. He’s thrown back in prison where he’s vulnerable to people who want him dead. He needs Amy to prove his innocence. Fast.

But Amy hasn’t been honest with him—her panic attacks aren’t getting better. And now, with everything that makes her feel safe ripped away, she must stand alone, using her technological skills to expose a baffling conspiracy and a new kind of online crime. Can she clear Jason’s name before danger closes in?

 

 

 


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About Rosie

Rosie Claverton grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study medicine and adopted Wales as her home. Her short film “Dragon Chasers” aired on BBC Wales in Autumn 2012. Currently exiled to London, she lives with her journalist husband and their pet hedgehog. You can find Rosie at Swords and Lattes and @rosieclaverton on Twitter.

Carina Press Paranormal Romance sale!

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October is full of tricks, treats and spookiness, so we’ve got 10 spine-chilling, creeptastic paranormal titles for just 99¢ each until October 27! Whether you’re into ghosts, zombies, graveyards, or monsters, we’ve got a great read for you that’s less than a buck away. How long will you need to read them all?


 

TWISTED MIRACLES by A.J. Larrieu

(paranormal romance, urban fantasy)

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DANCING WITH DRAGONS by Lorenda Christensen

(dragons, paranormal romance)

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ALL FOR YOU by Dana Marie Bell

(angels & demons, paranormal romance)

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QUICKSILVER DREAMS by Danube Adele

(new adult, paranormal romance)

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REAPER’S TOUCH by Eleri Stone

(dystopian, fantasy, paranormal romance)

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HEAVY METAL HEART by Nico Rosso

(angels & demons, erotic romance, paranormal romance)

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A REASON TO BELIEVE by Diana Copland

(male/male, mystery, paranormal romance)

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MONSTER IN MY CLOSET by R.L. Naquin

(paranormal romance, urban fantasy)

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BITE ME by PJ Schnyder

(paranormal romance, shifters)

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NOBODY’S ANGEL by Stacy Gail

(angels & demons, paranormal romance)

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