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release date: Oct 23, 2017
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Kindle Press Anthologies (4 Book Series)
From Book 1: Looking for a good book to curl up with through the cold and lonely winter? Then look no further! This volume contains a dozen winter-themed stories by Kindle Press Authors writing in the worlds of their longer works.

There is romance, action and adventure, intrigue, and even a few scary stories to get you through the long and cold nights.

So grab a copy and come along! Who knows, you might just find your next favorite author!
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release date: Oct 23, 2017
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The Freelancers case files (2 Book Series)
From Book 1:
Some murders are better left unsolved...
Rafe Clarke is a magical private investigator. He's by no means a great detective, but sometimes the last guy you're willing to call is exactly the guy you need.

There's been a mystical murder at the notorious Raven's Lodge.
As much as they don't want to hire a guy who gets hit in the face way more often than doctors recommend, he's their only hope.

But this murder is going to turn out a hell of a lot stranger than even Rafe could expect...
 
 
What readers are saying about The Circle series 

"Lee has created characters that slide their way into your heart." 
"Imaginative, creative and fast-paced" 
"Calls out for a Hollywood treatment" 


Titles in The Circle series 

FREE!  - Murder at Raven's Lodge (Freelancers case files #1) - FREE! 

The Spirit Box (The Freelancers #1) - out now 
  
Shadowmancer (The Circle #1) - out now
  
FREE!  - The Loiterers (Freelancers case files #2) - FREE!
 
The Roving Death (The Freelancers #2) - out now
 
The Prince Of Darkness (The Freelancers #3) - out now
 
Spirited Words (The Freelancers #4) - out now
 
Snake's kin (The Freelancers #5) - August 2017
 
The Knowledge (The Circle #2)- September 2017
 
Red Rain (The Circle #3) - October 2017
 
release date: Oct 23, 2017
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Four Fathers (10 Book Series)
From Book 1: “A wild, juicy history of four families whose lives converge in bucolic Barrington in the sixties, with a sly eye to the future. Laced with poetry, music, philosophical musings and baseball, it ranges from the Midwest to Texas, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic and beyond. It exposes the underpinnings of a seemingly perfect, privileged community, while it celebrates the singular landscapes and characters that existed in a special place and time.” Becky Harlan Laughlin

Four lifelong buddies ramble on. Barrington, Illinois accedes to points South, then back to Chicago. Finally, the compass tends north by northwest.

You could say Four Fathers, in each of its volumes, is about "sex, and drugs, and rock and roll." Or you could say it is about the older virtues, "wine, women, and song." Anyway you want it- you will end up humming the same happy tune.

Four Fathers is everyone’s tale even as it is unique to its characters. The bygone past is traveled without benefit of GPS. “Four Gigs” has an entirely different meaning in what is now virtual antiquity. The four fellow travelers stumble upon the raw and the cooked. The pages of the book of life form their dreams as their dreams form them. Missteps mark the way; but, after all, that is what the ride is all about.

Joe Cebellum, Fred Etheridge, Tommy Wanderby, and Sam Thorn, step into the tumult to find the sybaritic and the kinesthetic. Confusion finds comfort from the storm disproving the notion you can’t find your way home.

Volume One- “For Whom the Book Tells” - traces the early influences of nature and nurture. Exploration and wonder are the watchwords. This Volume leaves the four lifelong friends upon a precipice of the turmoil of the times.

The complete series, all 10 Four Fathers Volumes- available now.

The Lost Generation is reborn amidst a swirl in the ‘60s. The four friends find more than a little help. The adventure is replete while not yet culminated. Adventure looms deep and weaves a magic spell.

“It’s only words and pages-with shadowy reminiscence, and I like it.” James Kampert
release date: Oct 23, 2017
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Dragon City (4 Book Series)
From Book 1: Ten year old friends Alex and Sapphire discover something strange on the city bus map – a street that existed for only one year. As they set out to solve the mystery, they encounter the possibility of another world, another dimension perhaps, lurking in a vacant lot, but they are not the only ones on the trail. Who will discover the truth, and who will pay the price required by the witchcraft of positive thinking? (cover photo by gakuranman.com)
release date: Dec 10, 2015
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Christmas on the Last Frontier (Last Frontier Lodge Novels Book 1)
A steamy, standalone holiday romance with a guaranteed HEA from USA Today Bestselling author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot romance with alpha men and strong women, you’ll love this series!

Gage Hamilton. Smoldering, sexy and single.
Entirely uninterested in anything resembling romance.
His hot new neighbor is definitely not part of his plans.
Marley Adams is way too sexy for Gage’s own good.
Control is the name of the game for an ex-military operative like Gage.
Yet, he finds control hard to come by with Marley.
In fact, he’d like nothing more than to get his hands on every inch of her.
Just once and that might be enough.
The last thing on Marley’s mind is romance.
She’s returned home to Alaska and is busy trying to forget the past.
Yet, the past comes knocking and puts her safety at risk.
Gage finds he’ll do anything to protect her.
He never considered his own heart might be at risk.

*All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.
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release date: Aug 01, 2015
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Boys
"The writing is sharp and unpretentiously thoughtful, and since each of the main characters finds solace in companionship, this is an affecting literary depiction of the comforting power of friendship. Each of the stories can be read on its own, but taken together, they make a coherent, thematic whole, skillfully produced. An endearing collection that deftly captures the need for youthful fellowship." -Kirkus Reviews

"Verdict: With nary a dull moment, Scott Semegran's BOYS features short stories filled with unexpected nuances that draws readers right into the heart of his well-developed characters." --IndieReader. 5 Stars. IR Approved.

These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution and adversity. There's second-grader William, a shy yet imaginative boy who schemes about how to get back at his school-yard bully, Randy. Then there's Sam, a 15-year-old boy who dreams of getting a 1980 Mazda RX-7 for his sixteenth birthday but has to work at a Greek restaurant to fund his dream. Finally, there's Seff, a 21-year-old on the brink of manhood, trying to survive along with his roommate, working as waiters and barely making ends meet. These three stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 1980s and 1990s.

The writing of Scott Semegran has been praised by bestselling author / Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Davy Rothbart as "Hilarious, poignant, and twisted." Award-winning cartoonist Emily Flake described the fiction of Scott Semegran as "Funny, sweet, dark, and sad, Scott Semegran's stories create a wholly convincing world of love, loss, and fear. His light touch with heavy subjects is a gift, and his forays into silliness are a delight."

Scott Semegran lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, four kids, two cats, and a dog. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English. He is a cartoonist and a writer. He can also bend metal with his mind and run really fast, if chased by a pack of wolves. His comic strips have appeared in the following newspapers: The Austin Student, The Funny Times, The Austin American-Statesman, Rocky Mountain Bullhorn, Seven Days, The University of Texas at Dallas Mercury, and The North Austin Bee. His short story "That Little Devil (Que Un Diablito)" appeared in the The Next One Literary Journal from the Texas Tech University Honors College. He is a Kindle bestselling author. Other novels and books by Scott Semegran include The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood, Modicum, The Spectacular Simon Burchwood, and Mr. Grieves the Book.
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release date: Jun 06, 2017
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One is a Promise (Tangled Lies Book 1)
One promise.
One forever.

One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather. My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.
When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.
A promise that's destroyed in the most irrevocable way.

Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.

Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn't.
At first, he's a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.
He knows I'm still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.

Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.

Promises resurface.
Lies entangle.
And an impossible choice shatters my world.

I love two men, and I can only have one.

The TANGLED LIES series must be read in order.
One is a Promise
Two is a Lie
Three is a War
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release date: Mar 21, 2012
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The Hack: International Crime Thriller (Hunter/O'Sullivan Adventure Book 1)

Who is more evil..? The killer or his victims..?

A vengeful ex-CIA operative turned serial killer...

A ruthless international VIP paedophile ring determined to keep their criminal activities secret...

A British investigative journalist and her genius hacker brother...

A brilliant, incorruptible Thai Police Chief...

All are thrown together in this explosive first volume of the Hunter/O'Sullivan Adventure series of rapid fire international crime thriller novels.

In brief:

Journalist Kate O'Sullivan puts her life at risk when she exposes an international VIP pedophile operation using information her teenage brother hacked from the CIA database.

With the US government on the hunt for her source and ruthless VIPs closing in on them both, a renegade agent turned serial killer leaves a bloody trail in his wake.

As the body count rises, can Kate and her brother survive...?

"Another intense, thought provoking, gritty crime thriller from this author..."

"A rapid-fire crime thriller. A real page turner from start to finish."

"Plenty of action, excitement and surprise in this fast paced crime adventure. You won't want to put it down..."

"An action packed murder mystery with plenty of suspense..."

Trigger warning:

Frankly, if you need a trigger warning then it's probably best to look for a different novel...

'Patching goes where other authors fear to tread.'

The Hack is the first in a trilogy of gritty, fast-paced international crime thrillers featuring ex-CIA operative Doug Brown/Hunter and investigative journalist Kate O'Sullivan. Also introducing Chief Lee, an incorruptible and relentless investigator with the Royal Thai Police.

Book two in the trilogy, The Hunter, launches October 2017 and book three will be out early 2018.

For a Law Enforcement Testimonial for The Hack, please see the Editorial Review section below.

From the back cover of the paperback edtion:

George Simm, friend of the US President and well-respected online business guru, leads a double life...

...until he is murdered in Thailand.

For Kate O’Sullivan, a freelance journalist, his death provides the scoop of her dreams when her computer genius brother discovers Simm’s dark secret – by hacking into the CIA’s confidential report on the killing.

Kate sells the story to a UK tabloid newspaper, setting in motion a bloody chain of events that destroys many lives, and threatens her own.

With a serial killer on the loose in Thailand, the CIA on the hunt for Kate’s brother, and ruthless men in London determined not to let Simm’s death expose their own paedophile activities, Kate’s world will never be the same again...

The Hack is a unique suspense thriller, offering plenty of action and adventure, well developed characters, and a complex plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Contains hard-hitting realism some readers may find disturbing.

At c107,000 words this is a full length crime fiction tale with bloody murder in mind! For fans of Lee Child, Dan Brown, James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Stephen Leather, Jeffrey Deaver, Vince Flynn and other great thriller writers.

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release date: Apr 22, 2014
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Wuthering Heights
The immortal story of love and obsession in the North of England

Atop the stormy Yorkshire moors sits Wuthering Heights, a manor inhabited by Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw and their two children, Catherine and Hindley. The fate of the manor, and the family that lives in it, is forever changed when the Earnshaws adopt a dark-skinned orphan boy named Heathcliff. As the years pass, Heathcliff and Catherine fall deeply in love, but even their great passion cannot survive the pressures of society and the black force of jealousy. Driven away by a broken heart, Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights only to return years later, bent on the cruelest kind of revenge.

Published just one year before Emily Brontë’s untimely death, her only novel shocked Victorian reviewers with its vivid depictions of passion and brutality. It is now considered a masterpiece of English literature and one of the most enduring romances of all time.

This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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release date: Dec 16, 2013
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Neither Present Time
Can a house save the lives of the people who live in it? Can an inscription written in a book over sixty years ago change the fates of people not even born when it was written?

Beryl Gray is solid and dependable – her partner, Claire, thinks so, her family thinks so, her colleagues think so. She has a long-term relationship and a job she likes as a university librarian. Her life seems settled, content – except nothing is as it seems.

Aggie Bishop's last girlfriend left her three years ago and she hasn't had a date since. Her life now revolves around work and taking care of her great-aunt Cory who doesn't want to be taken care of. Aunt Cory still lives in the run-down mansion that the rest of the family wants to sell if they can only get the old lady into a nursing home. Aggie is all that stands between them and her great-aunt.

When Beryl finds a book with a romantic inscription dated 1945, the events that follow will change the lives of all three women forever.

Spanning decades, this enchanting tale reminds us that some loves never fade and that sometimes, home truly is where the heart lies. (approx. 81,000 words)
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