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In Oestend, the night can be deadly.

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How do you rest in peace when you're stuck between two worlds?

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What happens when your blind date is an alien, and it goes so very wrong?

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Dodging tazer-happy liberationists, her beloved daughter, goats, and a grumpy-hot tour guide, single mom Ava races Spain, hoping to find her missing father before it’s too late.

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She has no time for a player, but is this cowboy the real thing?


Apocalypse Yesterday
by Brock Adams
"The zombies are gone but can life ever really be the same?"
Posted September 15, 2020

When the zombie outbreak reached Spanish Shanty, Florida, Rip and his best friend, Rodney, and their friend from their favorite bar, Mo, were ready to defend themselves and those they loved. Discovering the zombies didn’t like water and wouldn’t walk through it, they and others Read more...

Murder at Hotel 1911
by Audrey Keown
"The atmospheric debut of a new mystery series!"
Posted September 8, 2020

Ivy Nichols works as a desk clerk at Hotel 1911, a historic family mansion restored into a luxurious boutique hotel themed to emulate the early 1900s. Unbeknownst to the owner, the home once belonged to Ivy’s mother’s family who decades previously had fallen into financial Read more...

All the Broken People
by Leah Konen
"A heart-pounding thriller that kept me awake and then caused uneasy dreams; I loved it!"
Posted September 7, 2020

Fleeing her abusive boyfriend, Davis, Brooklynite and freelance journalist Lucy King surreptitiously rents an out-of-way cottage on the outskirts of Woodstock, New York, to hide out and heal. With her dog, Dusty, by her side and armed with a new cellphone, she pays cash for everything in Read more...

You Lucky Dog
by Julia London
"Two very different dogs and two very different owners, but with more in common than they know!"
Posted September 3, 2020

After her position at a PR firm is made redundant, Carly Kennedy decides there’s no time like the present to pursue her dream of working in fashion-related PR in the Big Apple. But first, she has to find a position and, in the meantime, pay her Read more...

They Came to Kill
by William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone
"An exciting and gritty tale of two of Johnstone's best characters: Preacher & MacCallister!"
Posted August 22, 2020

In 1850, in the desert wasteland near El Paso, Lieutenant Damon Charlton and his cavalry troop out on routine patrol was attacked and massacred by an Apache war party. Of all the men, only his body was never recovered, and this has been eating away at his distraught father Read more...

Little Falls
by Elizabeth Lewes
"Little Falls is an amazing piece of writing and one heck of a story!"
Posted August 17, 2020

Camille Waresch, an assessor for the Okanogan County Tax Assessor’s Office, heads up and off an old county road into the hills to get a look at a building she’d noticed that wasn’t noted on any of the current property maps. The building Read more...

The Night Swim
by Megan Goldin
"THE NIGHT SWIM unfolds in great lapping waves, much like the waves on that fateful beach near Morris"
Posted August 8, 2020

Rachel Krall has the number one true-crime podcast in the country with plans for a ground-breaking new season. Rachel will be covering, reporting, and chronicalling a controversial rape trial as it unfolds in the small coastal town of Neapolis, North Carolina. The alleged victim is a young Read more...

Montana Territory
by Charles G. West
"A full-bodied Western action story that kept me turning the pages!"
Posted August 3, 2020

John Hawk, a scout for the army at Fort Ellis near Bozeman in the Montana Territory, gets on the wrong side of the lieutenant in charge of the army scouts at the post and is fired. But with winter soon to come, he’s almost relieved: his cabin Read more...

Buzzard's Bluff
by William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone
"Belly up to the bar and get ready to enjoy this exciting, new Western series!"
Posted July 30, 2020

Texas Ranger Ben Savage is taken entirely by surprise when an old friend and mentor dies and leaves him a saloon in Buzzard’s Bluff, Texas. He takes an extended leave of absence to check his inheritance out and to determine what to do with it. However, Buzzard Read more...

Blacktop Wasteland
by S.A. Cosby
"Blacktop Wasteland is a high-octane page-turner!"
Posted July 26, 2020

Just like his daddy before him, Beauregard “Bug” Montage made a name for himself as the best “wheelman” around, but that was 15 years ago. Since then, he left that life behind him, opened his own successful garage, got a wife and family, and settled Read more...

Credible Threat
by J.A. Jance
"CREDIBLE THREAT is a tension-filled page-turner!"
Posted July 12, 2020

The first threatening message against Archbishop Francis Gillespie showed up in a church collection plate in June. Others appeared over the following weeks, each at a different parish, until the most recent in October. All relayed the same thought: the archbishop must go!

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How the Penguins Saved Veronica
by Hazel Prior
"I think my heart just melted in Antarctica"
Posted July 2, 2020

Eighty-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy lives a comfortable, sedate, settled life in a mansion on the western coast of Scotland. Although she is beginning to have moments of forgetfulness, she does not suffer fools gladly. Still, she enjoys her ordered days directing the activities of her daily woman Read more...

The Mountains Wild
by Sarah Stewart Taylor
"An absorbing and exciting mystery, family drama, and thriller all in one!"
Posted July 2, 2020

Twenty-three years ago, Erin Flaherty moved from Long Island to Dublin, Ireland, for a fresh start, and disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Her cousin, Maggie D’Arcy, flew over to try and find her, but even with  Ireland’s national police Read more...

Long Range
by C.J. Box
"LONG RANGE is a Complex and Layered Joe Pickett novel"
Posted June 20, 2020

Wyoming game warden, Joe Pickett, is in the mountains of a neighboring district helping their game warden track down a marauding bear and retrieve the body of her latest victim when he gets emergency instructions to return home immediately. Sue Hewitt, a dear friend and the wife of the Read more...

Karen Siddall

Before retiring in 2019, I worked in the public sector as an educator, speaker, and researcher in the fields of criminal justice, environmental education, fire protection, groundwater, and water conservation for over 40 years. I live in north central Texas (Grand Prairie) with her husband, Jim, several cats, and two basset hounds named Duke and Martini. I am one of the many authors of Urban Environmental Education (Cornell University). I read a variety of genres including cozy mysteries, SciFi, contemporary romance, paranormal romance and mysteries, but have a real weakness for dystopian tales and post- apocalyptic fiction. Not only do I like to read but I like to connect other readers with book that they might enjoy. (I had a part-time job in bookstore several years ago but I couldn’t afford to keep work there. I’d pretty much just exchange my paycheck plus a whole lot extra for all the books I discovered while shelving and helping customers.) I write a couple of blogs about books I’ve read and participate annually in the Ultimate PopSugar Reading Challenge, Goodreads Personal Reading Challenge, Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge, and Celebrity Readers’ Finishing the Series Challenge.

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