Love and Loss, Demons and Suspense! Today it’s all about the books…

Way back in December four talented ladies released new books that I wanted to give props to, but it’s taken all of this year for me to get my act together. Well, the day is finally here!

And what a mixed bag of treats we have for you today. Love, loss, demon babies, magic, stalkers, fear, there’s a little something for everyone!

Let’s start with one of my favorite subjects… LOVE.

Steena Holmes‘ novella, Dear Jack is a companion piece to her book, Finding Emma, (which is priced at $1.99 today only). It’s full of heartbreak, but also hope.

16124846Dear Jack…the journal of a woman unwilling to let go.

Dottie is a woman with a heart full of emotions but unable to express them unless through her journals. When Jack goes off to war, Dottie is left behind having to be strong for their young daughter, Mary.

While Jack is away, she keeps a journal full of letters for Jack, for him to read when he comes home. Except, word comes that Jack has gone missing and leaves Dottie to fend for herself. She keeps hope that her husband is alive and will be coming home, until Jack’s personal effects are returned to her by a member of Jack’s unit.

When Doug, her husband’s best friend, shares with her a letter Jack wrote for her in case he never came home her world falls apart and it’s all she can do to hold herself together for Mary.

Were you one of the readers who wanted to know about the story behind Dottie and Doug? This is where you’ll find out.

Please note this novella is only 10,000 words long and is meant as a companion to Finding Emma.

BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDED — Excerpt from Emma’s Secret!


Need a little something with bite? Check out Melinda VanLone‘s book, Stronger Than Magic.

StrongerThanMagic3-194x300Being attacked by a demon in Philadelphia shouldn’t have been a big deal. Tarian Xannon is, after all, heir to the Dolphin Throne and the strongest magical talent in generations.

Never mind that demons aren’t even supposed to exist. Never mind that the demon managed to swipe some of her blood. She’s never met her match before and she’s confident she can handle the situation.

She creates a plan to find the demon, and kill him, before he destroys her, or worse, steals her power and the Dolphin Throne.

Of course, she hadn’t counted on the throne insisting that now would be a great time for her to provide the next heir.

She’s a modern woman with a demon to kill, and a baby to produce. What could possibly go wrong?


Let’s say you’ve got your love fix, your demon worshipping is over, now you’re in the mood for a thriller. Well, I’ve got TWO for you!

Stacy Green‘s Into The Dark will have you checking storm drains and questioning motives of everyone you meet. Right now you can get the book at a great price ~ it’s only $2.99 on Amazon. I don’t know when the price will go up, so you better hurry and snag it.

intothedark333x500blogsA two-hundred-mile labyrinth of dark storm drains serves as refuge for the delusional stalker who will go to any lengths to possess fragile, emotionally isolated Emilie Davis. To survive, Emilie will have to confront the secrets of her past she has kept locked away from everyone, including herself.

Emilie is a master escape artist—she’s fled a manipulative mother and a controlling ex-husband. But it’s impossible to evade a stalker who uses a bank robbery as a ruse to kidnap her. He’s still out there, hiding in the Las Vegas tunnels and dodging police. Emilie’s life careens out of control as her assailant continues his pursuit. She has nowhere to turn but to Nathan Madigan, the hostage negotiator who worked the robbery.

Nathan is haunted by his failure to protect a loved one fourteen years ago and has dedicated his life to saving others. Determined to catch the lunatic hunting Emilie, he finds himself losing his professional detachment. He fears history is about to repeat itself if he cannot protect Emilie from the Taker’s obsession.

The police close in on the Taker’s identity as Nathan and Emilie grow closer to each other and to resolving the misery of their own pasts. At the height of The Taker’s madness, his attempt to replace someone he’s lost will either kill them all or set them free.


Last, but certainly not least, is August McLaughlin‘s book, In Her Shadow. This is how rockin’ cool August is… she’s not only offering the book at a great price ~ $3.99, but she’s donating a portion of the proceeds to the super fabulous RED THREAD MOVEMENT ~ a non-profit organization that strives to end human trafficking worldwide. Awesome! It’s only until January 16th, so don’t delay in getting this book. Be warned, though, it will scare the pants off you!

In_Her_Shadow_-_FinalbookOne woman locked in a basement, nearing death and longing for escape. Another baffled by the inexplicable symptoms wreaking havoc on her life. Both are lost and alone, yet somehow connected. And time is running out…

Near the tenth anniversary of her parents’ unexpected death, Claire Fiksen, a lovely young Harvard-grad and gifted psychologist in Minnesota, develops bizarre symptoms of an eating disorder that threaten her fledgling career, her relationship with a handsome young medical student, her grasp on reality and, soon, her life.

When her beloved grandfather reveals that there may be more to her parents’ death than she’s realized, Claire’s pursuit of healing becomes a desperate search for answers as she delves into her family’s sordid past. Meanwhile, someone is watching her every move, plotting to draw her into her own twisted web of misery.

Claire has something he needs, and he’ll stop at nothing to obtain it. Every step Claire takes brings her closer to the truth and danger. And her life, she discovers, isn’t the only one at stake.


Don’t these books sound great? What have you been reading lately? Is there an author you’d like me to interview on the blog? Are you an author who would like to hang out sometime? Let me know!

Have you read these books yet? If so, make sure you leave a review on Amazon and GoodReads. Not only does it show you care, but it helps spread a little love.


23 thoughts on “Love and Loss, Demons and Suspense! Today it’s all about the books…

      • You two are so cute! I’ve been afraid to read August’s book (have had it on the Kindle since the first day it came out), because I hear it’s so scary/great! I’m planning to cuddle up with it Sunday ~ during the day.

        Then again, your book, Melinda ~ demons! That sounds kind of scary, too. Am I a wimp or what? I’m looking forward to reading it, too. I wanted to have all four of them read by today, but like I said, life went sideways. But I’ve got it on my Kindle!

  1. I’ve read 2 of the 4! Excellent! Looking forward to the other two, now! So many books, so little time! You’re so awesomely supportive of writers and friends, Tameri! Love that!

    • I know, Marcia! I need to set a goal like you have: 100 books this year. Wow, that’s so impressive. The only way that will happen is if I put it on the calendar, which I’m going to do starting this weekend.

      It’s easy to be so supportive when I have so many amazing writer friends.

  2. Tameri – These are the best reviews you’ve written. They are lush with longing for the reader to buy now. You’ve done what every reviewer hopes to do that’s promoting a great read. I now have something new to buy for my Kindle. I’ve been reading like crazy but hadn’t found anything I could really sink my teeth into for my Kindle but I’m starting at the top of your list and working my way down. Thanks so much for the terrific reviews.

  3. Tameri,

    Thanks so much for including Into The Dark on this list. So glad you liked it. I’m currently reading a short story anthology by Erica Spindler, JT Ellison, and Alex Kava. It’s really good. And In Her Shadow is next on my list.

    • You are so welcome, Stacy! It’s always fun to hear what other writers are reading. I’ve never been much for short stories because I always want more at the end, but lately I’ve been big into novellas and shorter stories, so I’ll have to check it out. Thanks!

  4. Tameri, you write wonderful reviews that ensure the reader will leap up and download the book. What talented writers! I’ve got three of these on my iPad and the fourth will join them shortly. I’ll be so glad when I have some quality reading time again!

    • Aw, thanks, but technically these aren’t reviews ~ I snagged the blurbs from Amazon. But yes! These are talented writers and I can’t wait for you to have reading time again because that will mean you’ve finished your book and we get to read it!

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