Friday, March 29, 2019


Her death has haunted him for over thirty years. 
And he's hell-bent on making someone pay. 

A father goes missing. Not just any father. But a person once worshipped for his world-class talent.

Enter the most unconventional team around: Willow Ball and Cooper Chain.

As a nurse at the community clinic, Willow has seen the painful effects of heroin addiction. But now she's compelled to help a grieving wife and mother.

Dodging the mob at every turn, Cooper has a plan to bring them down while getting traction on his upstart career. Is he marching into a trap?

With their relationship bordering the "friends with benefits" stage, Willow and Cooper team up to find the missing person. But it's not that simple. Nothing with them is ever simple.

The hunt corkscrews into an impossible maze of events -- their lives threatened by a swarm of twisted deviants and social misfits.

Emotions run rampant, stoking one savage response after another. A spark ignites the hate, but what is the real fuel for this wave of brutal crimes?

Ultimately, can Willow and Cooper save a family from the torment before it's too late?

Only if they can overcome their own…fear.

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If you're a fan of Michael Connelly's Ballard and Bosch, David Baldacci's King and Maxwell, Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles, and the TV show "Castle," you'll be enthralled by this gut-busting Ball & Chain thriller.

*Warning: The Ball & Chain Thrillers are full of white-knuckle suspense and sarcastic sass. Proceed with caution.

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The torment builds and builds and builds…. 
He can't deny it. 

But in what form will the pressure erupt? 

Cooper Chain isn't just down on his luck -- he's almost down for the count. The mob wants a piece of him, and he sees no way out.

It's a special week for Willow Ball, a woman who's survived her own tribulations to reach this milestone in her life.

Through fate -- or a temporary misalignment of the stars -- Willow and Cooper cross paths for the first time since college. Will an unexpected spark re-ignite the flame?

A shattering discovery changes everything for Willow and Cooper. The murder is unlike any other. But what will the cops do about it?

Attacks ensure, chaos ruptures a family . . . Through it all, how can Willow and Cooper find the killer?

But it's not over. As the bodies pile up, a pattern develops and it rocks Willow and Cooper to the core.

And then someone emerges after a three-decade disappearance. Could he be connected to this string of murders?

The past might provide the breadcrumbs to end this nightmare. But Willow and Cooper may not live long enough to see it through.

Will mercy save a life or end many?

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About the Author
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble, and a Readers' Favorite Gold Medal winner.

John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force almost thirty years ago, although he never put words on paper until 2009. Once he started writing, however, he couldn't stop. Many readers ask John from where he gets his ideas. Well, he's a veteran of the corporate rat-race, a former journalist, and he's always been an astute observer of human and social behavior. On top of that, he's really good at embellishing.

A member of International Thriller Writers, John writes novels full of electrifying suspense -- the same types of books he has loved to read since before he could shave.

When he’s not writing, he chases his youth on bike or a basketball court, all while making mental

notes of people and societies across the land.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: BLOOD BOND by SHANNON K. BUTCHER @ShannonKButcher #ParanormalRomance

Title: Blood Bond
Author:  Shannon K. Butcher
Series: Sentinel Wars #10
Publisher: Silver Linings Media, LLC
Published: October 23rd 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance 
Pages: 292
Format: ebook 
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Buy: Amazon

Friday, March 22, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: VERITY by COLLEEN HOOVER @colleenhoover #thriller #romance #suspense

Title: Verity
Author:  Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Hoover Ink, Inc.
Published: December 7, 2018
Genres: Thriller, Suspense, Romance
Pages: 333
Format: ebook 
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Purchase: Amazon

Thursday, March 21, 2019

BOOK REVIEW TOUR: BAYSIDE ESCAPE by MELISSA FOSTER @Melissa_Foster @beckvalleybook #ContemporaryRomance

Title: Bayside Escape
Series: Bayside Summers # 4
Publisher: World Literary Press
Released: March 6, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance 
Format: eARC 
Pages: 276
Source: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours in exchange for an honest review
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release 

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Monday, March 18, 2019


Today I'm showcasing a fantastic sounding novel, Law and Addiction, by author Mike Papantonio that reviewers call captivating, intriguing, enthralling, suspenseful, page-turning, riveting, unpredictable, and thought-provoking.

Waterside Productions is sponsoring a #giveaway of this novel, see details below

Title:  Law and Addiction
Author: Mike Papantonio
Publisher: Waterside Productions 
Publication Date:  May 7, 2019
Genre(s): Legal Thriller
Pages: 250

LAW AND ADDICTION is based on Papantonio's experiences fighting Big Pharma on behalf of hundreds of Americans devastated by the opioid crisis

Law and Addiction by [Papantonio, Mike]
One week before Jake Rutledge is scheduled to graduate from law school, he receives the devastating news of the death of his fraternal twin, Blake. What makes this death even more terrible for Jake is that his brother died of a drug overdose. Until hearing of his death, Jake had no idea his brother was even using drugs.

When Jake returns home to Oakley, West Virginia, he takes a hard look at the circumstances of his brother's death. In the five years Jake has been away for his schooling, his hometown has drastically changed. Because of the opioid epidemic, and the blight it has brought, many now call Oakley Zombieland. Jake can see how his town's demise parallels his brother's.

Undeterred, the newly minted lawyer takes on the entrenched powers by filing two lawsuits. Jake quickly learns what happens when you upset a hornet's nest. The young attorney might be wet behind the ears, but is sure there is no lawyer that could help him more than Nick Deke Deketomis and his law firm of Bergman/Deketomis. Deke is a legendary lawyer. When he was Jake's age he was making his name fighting Big Tobacco. Against all odds, Jake gets Nick and his firm to sign on to his case before it's too late

Walking down the row toward Blake’s grave, his thoughts on the past, Jake saw a figure working in front of a headstone. He paused, not wanting to intrude, and as he did so, she got to her feet and began to move away. 
“Anna?” he said, shocked by the familiar face.

She turned. “Jake?” she said, her voice unsure.

Anna Fowler looked much the same as she had in high school. Her blue eyes sparkled, and her long chestnut-brown hair swayed against her shoulders. The two of them walked toward each other and then embraced in a big hug. As they disengaged, Anna’s gardening basket hooked on Jake’s shirt. 
“Don’t move,” she said. “I don’t want to tear your shirt.” 
With careful fingers—did Jake imagine it or were her fingers trembling?—she disentangled the shirt from her basket. “Sorry about that,” she said. 
“You could always hook ’em without even trying,” said Jake. He hoped his smile said he was kidding—sort of. 
“Listen to you,” said Anna. “It’s so good to see you. How is it that we both live in the same town and we never run into one another?” 
She seemed to be struggling to speak and smile at the same time; he could see the sweat trickling down from her forehead, though the day wasn’t very hot.

“I’ve been gone,” he said. “For a while, actually. And now that I’m back, all I plan to do is work.”

“Then nothing has changed,” Anna said. “I knew I never had a chance to be valedictorian with you in the mix.”

“That’s not how I remember it,” Jake said, grinning. “I recall you were always matching me grade for grade.”

“Blake thought we were both crazy to study like we did.” A cloud passed over her face; then she said, “My kryptonite was Algebra II. You deserved to be valedictorian.” 
“I didn’t have your social demands,” Jake said with a wink. “I was more the nerd while you were doing cheerleading and student council. You even played volleyball, if I remember correctly. Not to mention how you were always working at Fowler’s.” 
She laughed. “Don’t remind me about my misspent youth. See where it got me? Still right here. On the other hand, I hear you’re a lawyer.” 
Jake nodded. “Hard to believe, right?” 
Anna shook her head. “It’s not hard to believe at all. I’m really proud of you, Jake. And even though Blake and I didn’t keep in touch much after high school, I know he would be, too.” 
Jake tried to deflect her praise. He didn’t want to feel like a fraud. “It’s not as glamorous as it sounds,” he said. “I’d probably be making more flipping burgers.” 
“I don’t believe that.” 
“Sadly,” he said, “it’s true. But that’s partly because of my own stubbornness. I’m about to start working on this long-shot case. I hate to think I’m tilting at windmills, but I probably am. You can call me Don Quixote.” 
“It sounds like you’re doing something courageous, Don,” she said. 
That got a smile out of him, along with more head shaking. “I wish I was that noble,” he said, “but the reason I’m pursuing this case is because of Blake’s death.” 
Anna’s voice was unsteady. “I am so sorry about that,” she said. 
Jake nodded. “His death really threw me for a loop. I never saw it coming, so it was a real shock.” 
She didn’t speak for a moment, and he could see that she was blinking away tears. He hadn’t meant to make her sad. 
“What about you?” he asked. “I heard you went off to college but then came back.” 
“A dream deferred,” said Anna, nodding. “My mom got cancer, and I came home to help her fight it. Unfortunately, it was a fight we lost. And right after her death, Daddy had his stroke. I’ve sort of been a recluse myself since Momma died. And for a while there, Daddy needed round-the-clock care. Luckily, he’s better now. That’s allowed me to go out and work a part-time job.” 
“Doing what?” asked Jake. 
“I’ve been modeling.”   
 “That doesn’t surprise me,” he said, “as pretty as you are. What kind of modeling?” 
“I’ve been an art model for Clint Smith for a while now,” she said. “Oakley’s native son made good.” 
Jake nodded. In high school he’d had a crush on Anna, but then again, just about every male in his class had. Back then, he’d thought Anna was out of his league. She was classy, always doing and saying the right thing. Whenever he found himself in her presence, he had the hardest time uttering a complete sentence. In his daydreams he wasn’t tongue-tied; in them, he dared to ask her out. But that never happened. Besides, she’d always been arm candy for Blake. The two of them had looked great together. In fact, the school had voted them homecoming king and queen. They had dated a few times before mutually agreeing they were better off as friends. Jake wondered if Blake had sensed how he felt about Anna, and backed off to give him a chance. He guessed he would never know. 
“This morning I made some floral bouquets to put on gravesites,” Anna said, gesturing to her basket. “I made one for Blake’s stone, assuming that’s okay with you?” 
“Okay? At this very moment, Blake is strutting around the clouds, saying, ‘The prettiest woman in all of West Virginia is leaving me flowers.’ And loud enough for me to hear, he’s saying, ‘What do you think of that, little brother?’” 
“You were the younger twin?” She laughed. “I don’t think I ever knew that.” 
“By only twenty minutes,” said Jake. “But he loved lording that over me.” 
Anna’s hands rose to her face, and a frown creased her expression. 
“Are you all right?” he asked.

“I’m afraid I’m not feeling well,” she said. “If you don’t mind, I’ll give you Blake’s bouquet.” 
As Anna passed him the flowers, Jake couldn’t help but notice her shaking hands. Pale red blotches had formed on her fair skin. 
“I better walk you to your car,” he said. 
“That’s not necessary,” Anna said, her voice sharp. Then she softened it. “I’ll feel better after a warm bath and a little rest.” 
She smiled for him and began walking away.

“It was great seeing you,” Jake called after her.

Anna paused in her escape, waved to him, and said, “It really was. Don’t give up on your dreams, Jake. Or should I say . . . Don? Keep dreaming those impossible dreams. I hope you’ll call me.” 
Her words, and her invitation, made Jake smile. “I will,” he said. 
Anna waved again and kept walking. Jake watched her go. Her illness would give him a reason to call to see how she was doing. 
Maybe he wouldn’t even wait until tomorrow to call her. 

Excerpted with permission from LAW AND ADDICTION by Mike Papantionio.  Published by Waterside Productions. Copyright (c) 2019.  All rights reserved. This book is available at all bookstores and online booksellers.

About The Author
Mike Papantonio
Mike Papantonio is a crusader who uses fiction to entertain and inform readers about some of the most pressing issues of our times.  In each of his legal thrillers – from Law and Disorder to Law and Vengence, and now LAW AND ADDICTION – he lays bare the conspiracies and white-collar crimes that hurt ordinary Americans. A senior partner at Levin Papantonio, he’s taken on Big Pharma, tobacco companies, and the automobile industry, among others.  One of the youngest trial lawyers to have been inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, Papantonio is also a distinguished media presence as one of the hosts of the syndicated Ring of Fire radio show and as the host of American Lawyer on RT America network.  A skilled musician and athlete, Papantonio is based in Pensacola, Florida. To learn more, visit:

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Friday, March 15, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: SALVATORE by CECY ROBSON @cecyrobson @CaffeinatedPR #ContemporaryRomance

Title : Salvatore
Author: Cecy Robson
Publisher: Cecy Robson, LLC
Published : March 13, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 356
Format: eArc
Source: Author via Caffeinated Services in exchange for an honest review
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release , Netgalley and Edelweiss, 
Purchase: Amazon

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Title : Heart of the Devil
Author: Meghan March
Publisher: Red Dress Press
Published : March 12, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 266
Format: eArc
Source: Author in exchange for a honest review
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release Challenge

Monday, March 11, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: DEAD RINGERS by WAYNE KERR @waynekerrnovels #Mystery

Title: Dead Ringers
Author:  Wayne Kerr
Series: Black Swann Investigations #1
Publisher: CANUSA Books
Published: November 15, 2017
Genres: Suspense, Mystery
Pages: 271
Format: ebook 
Source: Author via Book Sirens in exchange for a honest review
Reading Challenges: Home Work Assignment.
Purchase: Amazon

Thursday, March 07, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: ARRANGE ME by KATY REGNERY @KatyRegnery #ContemporaryRomance

Title: Arrange Me
Series: The Arranged Duo Book #1
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher:  Katy Regnery
Release Date: March 4, 2019
Format: E-Arc
Pages: 186
Source: Author in exchange for a honest review
Purchase: Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release Challenge

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: NIGHTCHASER by AMANDA BOUCHET #Scifi #Romance @SourcebooksCasa @AuthorABouchet

Author:  Amanda Bouchet
Series: Endeavor #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: January 1, 2019
Genres: Sci-fi Romance 
Pages: 352
Format: ebook 
Source: Netgalley in exchange for a honest review
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release, Netgalley and Edelweiss.

Friday, March 01, 2019


Title: Devil's Daughter 
Written by Lisa Kleypas 
Series: The Ravenels #5 
Published by Avon 
Release Date: February 19, 2019 
Genres: Historical Romance 
Pages: 384