Split Seconds: A tangled web of secrets, lies and deceit! Pre-Order Your Copy Today! Bonuses Available! by Maggie Thom

Twins separated as toddlers, reunited as adults and now switching places in a deadly game to take on organized crime.

Her sister is alive! Excited to discover that her twin didn’t die as a toddler, Tijan can’t wait to meet her other half but she struggles to understand why her only sibling hasn’t reached out in almost thirty years. Although the reunion is joyous, not everyone is excited to discover that there are two of them. Using it to her advantage, Tijan is determined to take down the one man, responsible for it all… her father. The secrets and lies that have kept them apart, soon unravel but with deadly consequences.

Publication day, July 20th

Here’s What Readers Are Saying:

“Wow… just finished reading Split Seconds and it was so fast paced! The action in the story was breathtaking – I was taken on such a roller coaster and couldn’t believe how strong Tijan was and how bad the villains were.  Exciting stuff.  …this exciting storyline could easily be read as a stand alone book – it was excellent!”

Sue Ingram

Just when you think Maggie Thom is at the top of her game, she writes another suspense that takes her to yet another pinnacle. In Split Seconds, identical twins separated as toddlers are reunited. Thom tells the story of their separation in chilling detail that brought tears to my eyes, forced the adrenaline to pump and caused my maternal instincts to feel their agonizing pain—and that was only the beginning. Lest you think all falls into place when they meet again years later, you’d better hang onto your seat because you’re in for more twists and turns than a world-class roller coaster. Thom kept me guessing to the very end with her skillful writing, believably flawed and engaging characters and intriguing subplots. I highly recommend this book.

P.M. Terrell – Internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning author

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Six Months: Adrift–And I’m Still Floating!

Micki Browning celebrates six months ADRIFT—-

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It’s hard for me to believe Adrift released six months ago. Since January, I’ve experienced things I’d only dreamed about–holding an advanced reader copy of my book, staging a book launch, compulsively checking my rating status, watching it climb into the Amazon Top 100, crying when the little Best Seller banner showed up next to my title.

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Then there were the things I couldn’t even imagine:

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I made it higher on the list, but being surrounded by the likes of Stephen King, Steve Berry, and Jeffery Deaver started another whole round of waterworks.

Then, there was the two-week stretch I didn’t sell a single book, and thought That’s it. Done. Or the 2-star review posted to Goodreads where the reader hated everything about my book, and for a day negated every single one of the 121 ratings from readers who loved the same story and gave it 4 or 5…

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Review: At the Drop of a Hat

An in-depth review of AT THE DROP OF A HAT, by blogger James J. Cudney IV

This Is My Truth Now

At the Drop of a Hat3 out of 5 stars to At the Drop of a Hat, the third book in the “Hat Shop” cozy mystery series, written in 2015 by Jenn McKinlay. Another good book by this lovely author… serves as a model cozy with light humor, romance and mystery.



Why This Book


I’d purchased a few of these paperbacks on Amazon earlier this year, wanting to have a few cozy mysteries to include in between my NetGalley Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) books. Jenn McKinlay is a fun writer and the books take place in my favorite place, England. I had just finished the second book in this series last week and wasn’t ready to give up the characters, so I read this one back-to-back.



Plot, Characters & Setting


Cousins Scarlett (American) and Vivian (British) are at it again in this whodunit caper set in London. A young bride-to-be, Ariana, wanders into…

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AN ENCHANTED HAVEN

Come Visit Annika Perry’s Enchanted Haven!

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20170701_110433Last weekend I fell a little bit more in love with life.

Every journey I set off on, I feel a flutter of excitement, a bundle of palpable nervous energy, never quite knowing what to expect.  A short weekend break booked on the spur of the moment a few days ago was no exception! For our first trip away on our own in fourteen years, my husband and I decided our anniversary was a perfect opportunity for some time-out; June had been, for various reasons, a hectic stressful month with little opportunity to just stop and be together.

North Norfolk proved the perfect haven; a blissful retreat from our busy schedules and our brief sojourn there seemed to last a week as the peace and tranquility washed over us, tension headaches easing, laughter and lightness returning.

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How could this vast empty beach fail to soothe? Trudging through the slip-sliding shingle…

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Micki Browning Interviewed by Ally Shields

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I take my morning cuppa very seriously. Here is my favorite mug protected by a bronze owl. And yes, those are Harry Potter books in the barrister bookcase….

So, grab a cup of your own favorite libation and join me at Ally Shield’s Coffee Chat.

Who needs a gun when a gal’s got a longbow? Find out what else isn’t in my traditional bio!

Click on Ally Shield’s Coffee Chat interview with Micki Browning!

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Hardly Anyone Has Seen How Good I Am*

From Mystery Writer/Blogger Margot Kinberg–

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist...

Not long ago, I did a spotlight on Jane Haddam’s Not a Creature Was Stirring. And, as always seems to happen, the best thing about the post wasn’t the post at all. It was the discussion that followed it. In this case, a few of you commented about Haddam’s series, and wondered why it’s not much more widely read than it is.

And that’s got me thinking about other series that are like that. You know the sort of series I mean. They’re well-regarded, and may run to five, ten, or even more, books. But at the same time, they aren’t very widely read, and you don’t see them on a lot of ‘recommended’ lists.

It’s a difficult question to answer, really. After all, people differ greatly on what ‘counts’ as ‘widely read’ and ‘well known.’ That said, though, it’s interesting to consider why some series catch fire…

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To Write a Series or Not To Write a Series –by Maggie Thom

Suspense/Thriller Writer Maggie Thom’s CASPIAN WINE Series — “A Tangled Web of Secrets, Lies and Deceit.”

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Okay, well first off I have to be honest, I had never planned on writing a series. In fact, I had sworn to myself that I would never write a sequel. Now that I’m in the process of publishing book 3, Split Seconds, of the Caspian Wine Series, I guess I have to say that was an empty promise.

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I love reading series and I have read many of them but one of the first things that came to me was they were a lot of work. Not only did you have to keep track of all the characters, action, situations and setting in one novel but now you have to do it across several.

So how did my series come about?

I actually wrote Captured Lies, book one, in the series many years ago and I had originally written it as a romance. For some reason, I…

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Article on Self-Publishing to Appear in InD’Tale Magazine, by Max Everhart

InD'taleAn article I wrote called “Self-Publish or Perish” will appear in the September issue of InD’Tale Magazine. The article chronicles my journey from small press author to whatever it is I am now. I discuss writing “epiphanies” I had along the way, critique my goals as a writer, and recalibrate my expectations going forward.

If you’re looking to promote a book, or if you have something to say about the craft of writing, consider sending InD’Tale Magazine an article. I’ve copied and pasted the magazine’s submission guidelines below, if you’re interested, or you can click here to go ahead and submit a piece.

InD’Tale Magazine Submissions

Articles:

InD’tale welcomes all article submissions and happily compensates all contributors with a short bio and picture plus a free full page advertisement (a $90.00 value) upon publication.  If you are interested in having your article published in a monthly issue of InD’tale, please read the following guidelines and information:

  • All articles must be between 850 – 1500 words (concrete on the low end, flexible on the high end.)
  • Articles must be written in an informative and/or entertaining way that includes all readers (rather than a “diary” type that concentrates only on the author.) Personal experiences are accepted and often encouraged but must tie in directly to a larger message that is clearly explained.
  • We do not accept articles that are submitted for advertisement purposes only.
  • Articles must take into consideration our readership ranges from Adolescent to Old!  All content must be PG-13 rated or lower and contain content appropriate for mainstream audiences only.
  • Subject matter diversity is encouraged as long as it is educational and/or entertaining.
  • Original work ONLY!  We do not accept articles that have been posted or published in other magazine, websites or blogs.  Basic content is allowed but the article must have fresh information, new content, ideas, etc.

 

Max Everhart photoMax Everhart’s latest book is a collection of short stories called All the Different Ways Love Can Feel.  It is available on his Createspace store and Amazon. His novel Unlove Me is available for free on Wattpad.  Find him on Facebook and twitter.

A Tour de Force of the Complexities of Relationships

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My 5-Star review of Max Everhart’s, ALL THE DIFFERENT WAYS LOVE CAN FEEL.
By Michael Helms
ALL THE DIFFERENT WAYS LOVE CAN FEEL is a smorgasbord of emotion. Love, hate, anger, indifference, angst, happiness, joy, disappointment–all these and many more bleed their way throughout these eleven stories. I found Max Everhart’s writing contagious; a first sentence, or paragraph–never more than a page–and I was drawn into every tale.

All_the_Different_Wa_Cover_for_KindleMost, if not all, of this collection is autobiographical to some extent. How do I know? I FEEL it! Father and son relationship is a common theme in several stories. The care for and bonding of an older brother with his younger brother; or a brother’s closeness and deep love for a troubled sister, are other paths threading through the pages of Everhart’s seminal work. A few times this former “badass” Marine found himself on the verge of tears.

The characters are…

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