Stalking Tender Prey by Storm Constantine – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is Stalking Tender Prey by Storm Constantine.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

The Grigori are an ancient race. Powerful people, possessing abilities and senses humans do not have. They live among us, their presence clear to those who have eyes to see…Owen and Lily Winter, twins, always knew they were different than the others, who lived in the quiet hamlet of Little Moor. Their mother dead, never knowing, who their father was, they lived alone in the large house. When Peverel Othman arrived in Little Moor he was looking for something or someone, he really was not sure which. When he found the twins he knew his search was over. For Lily and Owen their lives would be forever changed. The quiet hamlet of Little Moor just became the new home of a Grigori.

Stalking Tender Prey by Storm Constantine - Spotlight
Stalking Tender Prey by Storm Constantine – Spotlight
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Demons Run by Amy Wood – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is Demons Run by Amy Wood.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

A nobleman and a thief join forces to reclaim justice in a city of power and secrets.

When Lord Aiden buys Dare out of prison, the thief finds himself indebted to a member of the ruling class he has hated all his life. To redeem this debt, he swears Lord Aiden seven days of service—and rapidly finds himself caught up in a deadly game of vengeance.

Lord Aiden is a man of vast wealth and high rank. Yet he lives as a near outcast. When a commoner girl is found dead, the victim of dark sorcery, he turns all his considerable intellect towards finding her killer.

Working together, the two follow a trail of death from the lowest of dockside taverns to the highest levels of society. In a decadent portside city where deception is the norm, Dare must learn the hardest lesson of all—trust.

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Candy Coated Madness by Jeff Strand – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is Candy Coated Madness by Jeff Strand.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Horror/comedy master Jeff Strand returns with a collection of twenty-six gleefully macabre tales!

A cheerful snack mascot who snaps under the pressure. The nightmarish effects of the most depressing holiday song of all time. A virtual reality environment that allows you to enact your most depraved fantasies…sort of. A cheerful snack mascot who snaps under the pressure. Giant mutant cockroaches doing battle with zombies in the Old West. An unnerving discovery in the Book of Revelations. The true secret of silent comedian Buster Keaton’s success. Plus a Halloween curse, a lot of psychopaths, and much more!

Often hilarious, frequently gruesome, and sometimes just flat-out wrong to the point where laughing at them presents a moral quandary, Candy Coated Madness is Strand at his demented best!

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Lost and Lonely by Brian James Freeman – Spotlight

Being a book blogger, my to-be-read pile has way more books than I can ever finish reading. To top it, I keep adding more books to my “Want to Read” list in Goodreads. While reading and/or reviewing every book in my TBR pile will remain a fantasy, the least I can do is to pen a spotlight post for such books, bring them to your attention, and tempt you to add them to your “Want to Read” List.

Starting today, every week, I plan to feature a book in my Spotlight series. This may be an upcoming release or a backlist title.

This week’s book under spotlight is Lost and Lonely by Brian James Freeman.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

This new collection by Brian James Freeman features characters who are haunted by horrors they think are out of their control, but perhaps the source of their greatest terrors is closer to home than they ever feared possible.

In “Losing Everything Defines You,” a bestselling author’s family mysteriously vanished three months ago, yet if they’re really missing, why is he hearing footsteps in the hallway outside his bedroom every night?

Patty knows that everyone makes mistakes in life and when it comes to “Loving Roger,” she wants to fix the errors of her ways and make everything right again.

William Carver and his family fled the colonies to escape a monster stalking their community, but the western plains might not be the safe haven they had hoped for once they hear “How The Wind Lies.”

When Melissa was a little girl, her father told her that all children were like “Perfect Little Snowflakes,” each was different and unique in conception, but you never knew where they would land once they hit the ground.

And finally, a mother doesn’t remember when the coldness began to fester inside her and now she’s terrified for her baby as she suffers from “The Plague of Sadness.”

Lost and Lonely by Brian James Freeman - Spotlight
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Down a Dark River by Karen Odden – Spotlight

An Inspector Corravan Mystery, Book One

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

In the vein of C. S. Harris and Anne Perry, Karen Odden’s mystery introduces Inspector Michael Corravan as he investigates a string of vicious murders that has rocked Victorian London’s upper crust.

London, 1878. One April morning, a small boat bearing a young woman’s corpse floats down the murky waters of the Thames. When the victim is identified as Rose Albert, daughter of a prominent judge, the Scotland Yard director gives the case to Michael Corravan, one of the only Senior Inspectors remaining after a corruption scandal the previous autumn left the division in ruins. Reluctantly, Corravan abandons his ongoing case, a search for the missing wife of a shipping magnate, handing it over to his young colleague, Mr. Stiles.

An Irish former bare-knuckles boxer and dockworker from London’s seedy East End, Corravan has good street sense and an inspector’s knack for digging up clues. But he’s confounded when, a week later, a second woman is found dead in a rowboat, and then a third. The dead women seem to have no connection whatsoever. Meanwhile, Mr. Stiles makes an alarming discovery: the shipping magnate’s missing wife, Mrs. Beckford, may not have fled her house because she was insane, as her husband claims, and Mr. Beckford may not be the successful man of business that he appears to be.

Slowly, it becomes clear that the river murders and the case of Mrs. Beckford may be linked through some terrible act of injustice in the past—for which someone has vowed a brutal vengeance. Now, with the newspapers once again trumpeting the Yard’s failures, Corravan must dredge up the truth—before London devolves into a state of panic and before the killer claims another innocent victim.

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Dim Stars: A Novel of Outer-Space Shenanigans by Brian P. Rubin – Spotlight | Book Blitz

Join me in the Book Blitz for Dim Stars: A Novel of Outer-Space Shenanigans by Brian P. Rubin. I am shining a spotlight on the book.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Kenzie Washington, fourteen-year-old girl genius, signs up for a two-week tour as a cadet on the spaceship of her idol, Captain Dash Drake. Too bad Dash, who once saved the galaxy from the evil Forgers, is a broke loser and much less than meets the eye. But when an intergalactic evil appears and launches an attack, Dash, Kenzie, and the ship’s crew escape, making them the next target. On the run and low on gas, Dash and Kenzie encounter cannibal space-pirates, catastrophic equipment failure, and a cyborg who’s kind of a jerk. Kenzie is determined to discover the bad guys’ secret plan. But for her to succeed, Dash needs to keep his brilliant, annoying cadet from getting killed …which is a lot harder than it sounds.

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Dim Stars: A Novel of Outer-Space Shenanigans by Brian P. Rubin – Spotlight | Book Blitz
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