magnifiqueNOIR Book 1: I Am Magical by Briana Lawrence

1magnifiquenoircover“The revolution will be magical!”

There’s a city. It’s like most other cities. Buildings. People. Monsters who can destroy sidewalks by vomiting acid onto the ground, and an elite group of black, queer, magical girls who work to put those monsters in their place.

See? Just like most other cities.

Bree Danvers would’ve compared it to a video game, maybe a cartoon or comic book, except black girls are rarely the heroines of the story. But there her heroine stood, plus size and wonderful, rocking a dazzling amount of purple and defeating monsters with galactic sparkles. Galactic Purple, that was her name, and soon, Bree was joining her on a magical adventure full of transformations and after school battles to defend a city like most other cities.

And soon, others would join them, and each one would be magical in their own way… give or take a few bumps on the acid covered ground.

14125121_496331877230654_8028217166364978366_oAmazon purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/099939830X/
Website: http://www.magnifiquenoir.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magnifiqueNOIR/
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Excerpt: http://www.magnifiquenoir.com/episode-one-theres-these-things-called-priorities/

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Camino by Matthew Thompson

CAMINO BOOK coverCamino is a book of photography and is the result of several past pilgrimages on the Camino de Santiago, an ancient spiritual trek across northern spain, prior to any interest in photography, and then walking the Camino again twice as a photographer. The camino is a special place, a spiritual trek, both more solitary and contemplative, yet at the same time, social and communal, and is a rare place of community in an increasingly fractured world.

The book is hard-back, with sewn binding, dust cover, 112 pages.

prreleasephotoThe book in entirety, can be seen here:
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The book is available at:
www.matthewthompson.cz

In addition to the book, in the spirit of the camino, I also offer original, limited edition, size A4, chromogenic prints, made in the darkroom, for whatever anyone wishes to pay for one, donativo. These can be obtained at:

Matthew Thompson Photoshelter.com Gallery

Falling Suns by J. A. Corrigan

julie annA psychological thriller for fans of Belinda Bauer, Mark Edwards, Clare Mackintosh – a dark and brooding tale about the horrors that can lurk within a family.

Ex-DI Rachel Dune’s small son is missing. Then his body is discovered. Her cousin Michael is found guilty of his murder and incarcerated in a secure psychiatric unit.

Four years later, now divorced and back in the police force, Rachel discovers that Michael is being released to a less secure step-down unit, with his freedom a likely eventuality. Unable to cope with this, she decides upon revenge, assuming a new identity to hunt him down and kill him. However, as she closes in on her target, her friend Jonathan, a journalist, uncovers some unnerving information about her mother and others in her family and begins to suspect that Rachel’s perception of the truth might not be as accurate as she thinks – that she might be about to murder the wrong man…

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julie-annJA Corrigan lives in Berkshire with her husband and daughter, and a very cute dog called Harley. She enjoys running, good food and wine, but not necessarily in that order.
JA Corrigan was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. She wrote many a meandering tale as a child. They were mostly dark stories, even then.At eighteen, keen to leave her hometown and head for the dazzling lights of London, and following her love of words and history she signed up for a BA (Hons) Humanities degree, majoring in English Literature and History. Never really knowing what she wanted to do with her new degree, she worked as a waitress in Baker Street, which was possibly one of the most fun and lucrative jobs she has yet to have. She went on to teach English in Greece as well as working on a boat, managing a local Greek restaurant and coordinating airport transfers for the tourists! She loitered around in Spain for a while too.

JA decided to go back to university, completing a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. This job always had finite lifespan, but with marriage, a family, and a mortgage, changing careers is difficult.But the burning desire to write became stronger and she knew that if she didn’t have a go at writing soon, she never would.Purposefully, she visited her local WH Smiths and bought the 2010 Artists’ and Writers’ Yearbook, a snazzy notebook and some pencils. Starting off writing short stories and magazine articles, she was lucky and early on saw her work published.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT GEMMA GREY BY SOPHIE RANALD

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Genre: Chick lit/romantic comedy
Release Date: 19 June 2017

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Life isn’t working out quite as Gemma had planned. Her breakthrough job turns out to involve writing clickbait articles about cats. Her boyfriend Jack is off travelling the world with his glamorous BFF and her mum’s social life puts Gemma’s own to shame.

Then, after a late-night online rant, Gemma’s YouTube channel goes viral and everything changes.

Suddenly, she’s living the dream – only it’s not turning out entirely as she imagined.

Gemma realises she’ll have to choose between fame, real love and being true to herself – because she can’t have it all. Or can she?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sophie Ranald is the youngest of five sisters. She was born in Zimbabwe and lived in South Africa until an acute case of itchy feet brought her to London in her mid-20s. As an editor for a customer publishing agency, Sophie developed her fiction-writing skills describing holidays to places she’d never visited. In 2011, she decided to disregard all the good advice given to aspiring novelists and attempt to write full-time. After one false start, It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister’s Boyfriend (Wouldn’t It?) seemed to write itself. Her second, third and fourth novels followed, and a fifth is due for release in Spring 2017. Sophie also writes for magazines and online about food, fashion and running. She lives in south-east London with her amazing partner Hopi and Purrs, their adorable little cat.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SophieRanald/

Twitter: @sophieranald

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7233995.Sophie_Ranald

Website: https://www.sophieranald.com

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Hampstead Fever by Carol Cooper

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(Contemporary fiction/women’s fiction)
 
It is high summer in London and trouble is brewing.
 
Chef Dan should be blissfully happy. He has the woman of his dreams and a job in a trendy Hampstead bistro. But his over-anxious partner, engrossed in their baby, has no time for him.
 
Stressed doctor Geoff finds solace in the arms of a mercurial actress. Journalist Harriet’s long-term relationship with Sanjay hits the buffers, leaving each of them with serious questions to answer. Meanwhile single mother of four Karen lacks the appetite for a suitable relationship.
 
Passion and panic rise in the heatwave, but who can spot the danger signs?
“Combines the observational wit of Nick Hornby, the emotional depths of Anna Maxted, and the complex cast of Armistead Maupin.” JJ Marsh, author.
 
“Cooper has an impressive way of evolving her characters and their perspectives until you feel you’re reading about your own friends.”  Sue Moorcroft, author.
 
“Fun and frolics, racy and pacy. The good doctor has done it again!” Matt Bendoris, The Sun.
 
“This is one fever everyone needs to catch.” Dr Pixie McKenna, doctor and TV presenter.
 
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About the author:
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Two Hearts in Winter by Donna Fasano

Two Hearts 1200 x 1800Loss and betrayal have caused Heather Phillips to give up on love. She’s thrown herself into running The Lonely Loon, her Bed and Breakfast located on the boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland. The “off season” in this tourist town is usually a time of rest and reflection for her; however, DB Atwell, a famous author, arrives at The Loon for the winter to finish his long-overdue novel. Daniel, too, has faced grief, and tragedy continues to haunt him. Once Heather and Daniel meet, their lives will never be the same.

 

Reminiscent of Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks and culminating in a happily-ever-after similar to the great Nora Roberts, Two Hearts in Winter is a story about learning to let go of the past, about realizing that, though hardship affects us, it need not define us, and about coming to understand and truly believe that beauty is sometimes covered in scars. The human heart has an amazing ability to forgive, to heal, and to hope, especially when touched by love.

Author Bio:

USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written 35 romance and women’s fiction titles. Her books have won awards, have been translated into two dozen languages, and have sold 4 million copies worldwide.

 

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GoodReads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1111480.Donna_Fasano

Add the book to your “Want To Read” shelf on GoodReads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29754379-two-hearts-in-winter

Reviews of Book 1 of the series:

“The pleasure of Fasano’s style lies in the scrumptious descriptions… and her characters’ sincere, mature desire to make things work.” ~Publishers Weekly

“Following His Heart made me go “wow”. . . I found it thought-provoking in ways I’d have never anticipated.” ~BooksAndPals.com, 5-Stars

 

Excerpt 1:

It wasn’t Heather’s aim to embarrass the girl; she just wanted to cut through the lies to get to the truth as quickly as possible.

“Listen, hon.” Heather leaned forward. “Why don’t you tell me what this is all about?”

She smiled, but she had to admit, after speaking with the woman at Atlantic Coastal this morning, she’d felt completely stumped. Why in the world would this girl approach her like she had? Why would she lie?

“I’m tired of proofing,” Sandra finally said. “And I don’t want to be an editor. I want to be a writer. And paying writing gigs are few and far between in this business. Newspapers are shutting down. Everyone is going digital. It’s… it’s hard.”

Heather gently pried the plastic lid off her tea. She lifted the rim to her mouth and took a sip. The heady tastes hit her tongue: cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, and the richly scented steam wafted around her face.

The answer Sandra gave was completely plausible. It seemed like a perfectly natural thing for a journalist wannabe to do… write an interesting story about The Lonely Loon and present it to the magazine’s publisher as proof of her writing skills.

Heather nodded. “I see.” She set the cup down again, pleased by the calm demeanor that she’d been able to present. As she’d driven over to the west side of town, she’d fretted about the confrontation. But it had been simple, really. Just asking for the simple truth had been the best solution.

There were still a couple of questions niggling at her, though. “But why lie?” she asked. “Why didn’t you just tell me you were going after a writing job at your magazine?”

Sandra’s chin tipped up, and she unwittingly slid her palm over the silver laptop that sat on the table, her gaze zeroing in on Heather’s face. “You would have helped me get a story?”

“Of course, I would help you.” Heather smiled. “I like to see people succeed. If I can help you, I will.” You silly twit, whispered through her mind, but luckily she was able to keep the offensive moniker from slipping off her tongue. “Who wouldn’t like to help someone advance in their career?”

“Oh, wow,” Sandra gushed. “I don’t know what to say. I just… this is so nice of you.”

Heather’s smile widened. Now that the truth was sitting like an open book in front of them, they could get down to work. She could tell Sandra that her mother had been the one who had established The Lonely Loon, and she could explain where the name had come from. And how she’d taken over the business after her mother had died of breast cancer. She’d be sure to name a few of the neighboring boardwalk businesses and their owners to offer as much promotion to her friends as she could. The owners of the shops, restaurants, and hotels on the boardwalk were a tight-knit group.

Sandra reached into her satchel and pulled out an eight by ten piece of paper and slid it across the table.

 

 

 

 

The Startup Affair by Sandra Smith

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“A slow-burn, that takes a while to catch fire, but when it does you won’t be able to put it down. A clever mix of infidelity, blackmail and startup culture commentary. Not your typical romantic suspense, but a reworking of a genre that will certainly benefit from a fresh voice on the scene. Sandra Smith is an original.” – Good Books Today

When unhappily married thirty-something, Cassie Jones, lands a new job as a marketing manager for an advertising-technology startup, she finally feels she may have a purpose in life beyond looking after her young son, and volatile, ex-Navy husband. But as soon as she meets the company’s enigmatic cofounder and chief engineer, Adam Crossley, Cassie feels powerfully drawn to him, despite the fact he is also married with children.

Cassie is old and wise enough to know that embarking on an affair, with anyone, let alone the cofounder of her new company is a bad idea. But as time goes on, the pair can’t control their feelings for one another, and they fall headlong into an illicit relationship, bringing about potentially devastating repercussions for everyone involved.

Things come to head when a researcher for News Group, a media conglomerate, catches wind of the affair after an illegal sting operation, and embarks on a malicious blackmail attempt. The lovers soon realise they have more at stake than just their marriages, as they become pawns caught in the crossfire of a hostile takeover bid from the company’s largest competitor.

Cassie is determined not to let anyone jeopardise the company’s destiny, after seeing how much of Adam’s blood, sweat and tears have been poured into building its technology, over the last four years. Adam is determined to protect his newfound love at all costs.

Will a drastic plan of action be enough to untangle the lovers from the toxic web of blackmail, intrigue, and cold-blooded murder?

Will they pull off an elaborate coup, in order to keep the company – and their relationship – alive?

Or will they end up in prison for the rest of their lives, sorry that they had ever met each other?

Read the jaw-dropping debut from new voice in the romantic suspense genre, Sandra Smith, to find out what fate has in store for Cassie and Adam.

Inspired by authors Paula Hawkins, Harriet Lane, and Gillian Flynn.

Link:
Twitter – @TenderStemPub
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Sandra Smith is a professional writer based in south west England. Prior to writing full time, she worked as a marketing executive for a number of technology and publishing companies in the UK and US. In addition to fiction, Sandra has released a series of cooking and lifestyle books and is a regular blogger on social media.

Sandra’s favourite fiction sub-genres to write for are romantic, technological and psychological thrillers, as well as non-fiction covering marketing, business, cooking and healthy lifestyle.

Sandra holds a degree in history from King’s College London and a certificate in psychology from UC Berkeley extension. She lives with her husband and son.