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Forgotten (In The Shadows, Book One) By Catherine Gardiner @CatFromTheAlley

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I’d like to give a big thank you to Catherine Gardiner for taking the time to submit her debut novel to The Novel-List.

 

FORGOTTEN (IN THE SHADOWS, BOOK ONE) BY CATHERINE GARDINER

About Forgotten (In The Shadows, Book One):

Forgotten (In The Shadows, Book One) By Catherine GardinerSycamore Heights, where everyone keeps a deadly secret.

Katrina Harvey has just enrolled into the senior class of Sycamore Heights High along with her foster sister, Jessica Sinclair. Unfortunately Katrina is no ordinary enrollee as ten months previously she was brutally attacked and has been left with amnesia.

Almost a year after those horrific events took place Katrina is being stalked by someone, or something, who doesn’t want her to remember her past and will do anything to keep it that way.

Moving to a new town is never easy, as Suzanne Harvey is well aware, but focused on finding her older sister, Katrina, fate has led her to Sycamore Heights. Now, as Suzanne gets closer to revealing secrets from the past, someone from the present doesn’t like what she could unearth, even if that means they drive her to the brink of insanity to keep the secrets forgotten.

 

About the Author:

Catherine Gardiner was born and raised next to rolling green meadows in Yorkshire, England where she resides with her beloved border collie. When she is not writing she is either researching for her upcoming novels, taking photographs, cooking or going for long leisurely walks along a nearby river. She first conceived the idea for her novels when she was doing a creative writing course in college and had to walk home alone through a wood where she often imagined what might be in the shadows. She also thinks her love of writing and her passion for all things creative is due to her Irish roots.

Where to Buy:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon Germany
Amazon France
Amazon Spain
Amazon Italy
Amazon Japan

Please Note: Free in the US, UK, Germany, and France, to Prime Members.

Contact the Author:

Website: http://www.catherinegardiner.com
Blog: http://www.booksandbites.wordpress.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catherine-Gardiner/227051647371329
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CatFromTheAlley
Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/catherinegardiner

Poison Blood, Book 1: Revelation by Neha Yazmin @NehaYazmin

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I’m pleased to introduce Neha back to share her latest novel with us. Her first blog entry is regarding her contemporary romance novel, Chasing Pavements.

POISON BLOOD, BOOK 1: REVELATION BY NEHA YAZMIN

About Poison Blood, Book 1: Revelation:

Poison Blood, Book 1: Revelation By Neha Yazmin

“I don’t know what blood tastes like to a human. I’d never even licked a tiny drop of it from a pricked finger, let alone suck on a bleeding cut. The shedding of blood, my own, or anyone else’s, always made me scream or panic in fear and revulsion. Now it’s my only food source.”

Elisia Dalton, more commonly known as Ellie, is not a typical teenaged vampire. She still has her humanity and conscience. Her human memories and growing pains. And the same distaste for blood.

Still reeling from the secrets she uncovered before she was turned into a vampire by the mysterious immortal Christian, Ellie is also finding it hard to come to terms with what she has become. And the revelations keep coming.

Book one of the Poison Blood series reveals why Ellie is not like others of her kind.

 

Author Bio:

Neha Yazmin graduated from University College London (UCL) with a degree in Psychology and now lives in London and works in the financial services sector. She writes both contemporary and paranormal romance. Her debut novel ‘Chasing Pavements’ was first published as an e-book in summer 2012. She is currently working on a number of projects.

 

Where to Buy:

POISON BLOOD, BOOK 1: REVELATION is available to download for free from Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/220349

 

Contact Info:

Blog: http://nehayazmin.blogspot.co.uk/

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/nehayazminbooks/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NehaYazmin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NehaYazmin

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6432950.Neha_Yazmin

Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/NehaYazmin

The Last Note by Zaida Alfaro @zaidamusic

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Many thanks to Zaida for submitting her novel, The Last Note, to The Novel-List.

 

The Last Note By Zaida AlfaroTHE LAST NOTE By Zaida Alfaro

About The Last Note:

The Last Note is a novel which not only engulfs the reader in the life of the young, witty, and lovable main character, Vy, but is also meant to provide its fans with the first of a series of novels based entirely on the murder and music genre. This 70,000+ word novel will appeal not only to those readers who love a good murder mystery coupled with humor, but ones who wish to become familiar with the world of a musical talent trying her best to come up through the ranks of performing in bars to superstardom. In this first novel, Vy introduces the reader to her less-than-glamorous life as a struggling singer at the Steel Horse Bar. The Steel Horse Bar is a representation of the typical local bar where everyone knows each other, including their dirty little secrets. The regular patrons and staff bring to life the scene of a murder shrouded in deceit and mayhem.

Vy is a young, up and coming lead singer for one of Miami’s top cover bands. On what was supposed to be a typical gig night (musical terminology duly explained throughout the novel), the bar’s owner, Ricky Callister, is killed in his office at the Steel Horse Bar. As the evening progresses, she is introduced to the sexy Detective Houston, who along with his sidekick, Detective Gunbar, is in charge of the investigation. That does not explain, however, why it is that Detective Gunbar was at the Steel Horse Bar before the murder even transpired. As the novel progresses, Vy and her string of friends, including her sister Alexia, help to solve the mystery and the ensuing murder(s) and at that same time, Vy is trying to unwind what her feelings are for the enticing Detective Houston. Why would a singer want to solve a murder you ask? The answer lies in the mysterious notes which Vy is receiving, from an unknown person who is anything but a fan, informing her that she better be careful or she will be the next corpse to be investigated.

 

About the Author:

The novel’s main backdrop, the amazing city of Miami, Florida, is beloved and well known to me.  It is rich in Cuban heritage and I tried to bring that out in the novel by way of threading through the quirkiness of characters firmly based in that ethnicity and language.  Miami is also where I received my Bachelor’s in English with an emphasis in Shakespearean literature.  Like the novel’s main character, I am the lead singer to a self-proclaimed leading Miami cover band, PUSH.

 

Where to Buy:

Website: http://www.zaidamusic.com

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/zaidamusic

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pushbandrocks

 

Contact the Author:

In addition to the above links, you can find Zaida’s band website at http://www.pushbandrocks.com

 

Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest by Dianne Greenlay @DianneGreenlay

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Many thanks to Dianne Greenlay for sharing her book with us here at The Novel-List.

 

Quintspinner - A Pirate's Quest by Dianne GreenlayQUINTSPINNER – A PIRATE’S QUEST by Dianne Greenlay

About  Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest:

It is 1717 and sixteen year old Tess chooses to sneak out of the house against her father’s wishes. In the London marketplace, she is assaulted before narrowly escaping to a stranger’s home.

Once inside, she witnesses a murder and becomes the recipient of a dying woman’s ancient Spinner ring, only to be accused of having stolen it.

Upon her return home, she bears her father’s wrath and in defying his accusations, discovers a shocking family secret.

Her world as she knows it, has been turned upside-down, its comfort and familiarity shredded beyond recognition in one miserable day.

Even so, Tess never imagines that she will soon find herself to be an unwilling passenger on board a merchant ship bound for the pirate-infested waters of the West Indies, forcibly betrothed to the murderer, and fighting to stay alive. With increasing dread, she realizes a growing attraction that she has for a handsome sailor puts both their lives at risk. Moreover, she quickly discovers that her ruthless fiance covets her only for her Spinner ring and its legendary prophetic power, and will stop at nothing to obtain it for himself.

The stakes for survival become unbearably high when she is thrust into the hands of a marauding band of hostile pirates bent on gathering tremendous treasures, and she must make an agonizing and life-threatening choice for herself.

A tale of pirates and treasure, love and betrayal, all bound together by a dash of ancient magic, Quintspinner has been described by readers as “a wonderfully entertaining, fast and furious ride; Lord of the Rings meets Pirates of the Caribbean”.

 

Awards for Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest:

Quintspinner” has been awarded the following:

First Place Awards

  1. 2011 Best Historical Reader Views
  2. 2011 Tyler Tychelaar Book Award
  3. 2011 Teenage Category Hollywood Book Festival

Finalist/Honorable Mention Awards

  1. 2011 Best YA Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
  2. 2010 Best New Book Sask Book Awards
  3. 2011 Best YA ForeWord Reviews
  4. 2011 Book Of The Year ForeWord Reviews
  5. 2011 Best YA Reader Views Book Awards
  6. 2011 Best Commercial Novel Creative Arts Council
  7. 2011 Best Historical Fiction National Indie Excellence Book Awards
  8. 2011 Best Commercial Category Eric Hoffer Award
  9. 2011 Montaigne Medal
  10. 2011 Best YA New York Book Festival
  11. 2011 Best Teenage Category Beach Book Festival

West” magazine (Western Canada’s Magazine), has highlighted “Quintspinner in their Issue 21 – Winter 2011 edition, as has The Green and White, alumni magazine for the University of Saskatchewan (Winter 2011 edition).

 

What Others Said About Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest:

I absolutely loved it. If you like Pirates of the Caribbean movies, you’ll love Quintspinner.”-books&brands Reviewer chickymara

Powerful, effective writing – the quintessential pirate adventure novel.”-Tyler R. Tichelaar, PhD., Novelist and Historian, Superior Book Promotions

Packed with action and intrigue at every turn.”-Ben Weldon, YA Reviewer, ReaderViews

Wonderfully entertaining – a fast and furious ride.”-Story On A Story Book Reviewer

Amazing talent – incredibly imaginative world building.”-Fade Into Fantasy Book Reviewer

[A] tale that captures instantly.”-Ann’s Book Nook reviews

Lord of the Rings meets Pirates of the Caribbean.”-Book Reviewer, Chapters/Indigo

 

About the Author:

Mostly, Dianne Greenlay saves lives by day (she is a physiotherapist in a sole charge clinic and frequently hears, “You gotta help me with this pain – it’s just killin’ me!” – so she does, and they seem to live through it) and she tells lies (a fiction writer) by night.

Her debut novel, Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest is the first book in an intended trilogy, and came about as the result of a Google search gone wrong. She was searching some medical condition, and in the search results, up came “Women Pirates”.  Quintspinner has gone on to win multiple awards in Best YA, Best Commercial, and Best Historical categories.

Although she has no formal writing training, Dianne is fluent in at least her mother tongue and she thanks her fierce English teachers for that. More of her thoughts on life can be found at www.diannegreenlay.com.

 

Where to Buy:

Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest is available to buy from http://amzn.to/JwHQQQ as a paperback book and as a Kindle ebook.

 

Contact the Author:

Website: http://www.diannegreenlay.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianneGreenlay

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