Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Release Day - Riding for Redemption by Bonnie R. Paulson

Desperate to find her place in the world, Sara Beth dreams of applying for the Miss Wrangler Montana competition that tours with the rodeo circuit.
Riding horses has become her anchor until a near fatal accident takes more from her than she’d ever willingly sacrifice.
Determined to prove his business training, Johnny seeks out the Rourke family to call in an old favor. When he embroils himself in Sara Beth’s life, he has to prove they’re nothing more than friends.
Seeking independence, both Sara Beth and Johnny lean on each other more and more, until love threatens their friendship. Will they seek out each other or be confused by their dreams?
Can either of them leave their past and embrace their future?
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BonnieBonnie R. Paulson mixes her science and medical background with reality and possibilities to make even myths seem likely and give every romance the genetic strength to survive. Bonnie has discovered a dark and twisty turn in her writing that she hopes you enjoy as much as she has enjoyed uncovering it. Dirt biking with her family in the Northwest keeps her sane.
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

NEW, I choose you by Tawdra Kandle (third book in the series)

The path of true love was a bumpy one for Ava and Liam. He was her best friend’s ex-boyfriend, son of a local politician and the campus playboy. She was a hard-working, single-minded scholarship student with no time for romance. They were the couple least likely to succeed. 

But almost two years later, love is better than ever. Liam’s pursuing his dream of being a college professor, and Ava’s the rising star at a local ad agency. But Liam still has one more goal: marrying the girl who changed his life. 

Neither of them realizes that making it to the big day might be their greatest challenge yet. Between his parents’ acrimonious divorce and her family’s ideas of how to plan the perfect wedding, it’ll take the strength of their love—and a little help from their friends--to see them through to happily-ever-after.


When Julia's boyfriend humiliates her in front of all their friends, she's determined to get revenge. But that was before she met Jesse of the curly brown hair and dimples. Will Julia trade in payback for passion?
Ava's the girl with the plan and that plan does not include Liam Bailey, her best friend's ex and son of a local politician. But Liam won't stop until he gets what he wants--Ava's heart.

Ava and Liam have the kind of love most people only dream of knowing. The next goal on their list? Saying I do and enjoying their happily-ever-after. Will they make it to the big day?

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Whiskey Witches is LIVE

WWS1bannerWW-S1-6Detective Paige Whiskey comes from a long line of witches. They may not all be the most powerful, but they are outspoken and supportive of their community. She alone has no gifts. She can’t summon fire, can’t read minds. She knows the arcane. She’s studied it. That, along with her connection to the Whiskey Witches, lands her some pretty strange cases. Like the sacrificial murders of St. Francisville, Louisiana. There’s a killer on the loose, choosing people in a vain attempt to raise a demon. Not just any demon, though. A man born long ago, made a demon in order to protect the Gate to Hell. Together with demon hunter, Dexx Colt, her kitchen-witch grandmother, and her paranormal investigator brother-in-law, they unravel a conspiracy far bigger than a few simple murders, and re-discover Paige’s gift. She’s a demon summoner and she’s key to the killer’s plan.

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SM “Frankie” Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie, and Jack the Bird. Jack has refused to let her to take up the piano again, but is warming to the guitar. It might help that Frankie has learned more than two strings. She’s added a few more Arabic words to her vocabulary, but don’t invite her into conversation yet—unless, of course, you’re willing to have a very . . . slow . . . conversation. She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories. She’s also an investigator with a local paranormal investigation group, Colorado Paranormal Rescue!

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Free Book & GiveAwawy: Winter Wonderland Gift Guide -Grade A Stupid (The Darcy Walker Series Book 1)

AN AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER! DARCYVILLE...where stupidity is celebrated...with a deadly dose of sin. Fifteen years ago, Darcy Walker's parents thought it was a good idea to give her a unique name: Darcy, meaning "dark walker." Whether that was a stroke of genius or stroke of stupid, they definitely nailed the irony. She lacks direction, her grades stink despite a high IQ, she's boringly average--although flirting admirers claim otherwise--and God help her, she's infatuated with a bad-boy. A bad-boy that her hottie best friend, Dylan, wishes would get acquainted with his fist. And, oh yeah, there's that tattoo that was a royally stupid idea. With her life spiraling out of control, everything changes when she skips class and finds a dead body...in fact, it gets worse. It jump starts Darcy's inner-verb, and her brain hardwired for action gets caught up in a situation she can’t let go. Set in the fictional Cincinnati town of Valley, Ohio, Darcy falls into a world of threats, violence, and gangland exploits chasing down every clue to finger the murderer. When a fellow misfit is arrested for the crime, Darcy goes from zero-to-sixty trying to clear his name--constructing aliases, breaking the law, everything that makes perfect sense to her but reeks of Grade A Stupid to everyone else. Trouble is...will she live to see sixteen?

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NEW: Clockwork Fantasy Box Set by Pauline Creeden

Clockworkfantasy2 Clockwork Fantasy boxed setClockwork Fantasy - A Steampunk collection has just been release in time for Christmas. It is sure to please the steampunk lover on your list. Buy on AMAZON Four Steampunk Fantasies in one collection:

CHRONICLES OF STEELE: RAVEN (complete series novel)
Human life has value. The poor living in the gutter are as valuable as the rich living in a manor. The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint. Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.

Helen's time has run out, and she must sneak into the graveyard to get the key she needs from her former master. It is a race against time and the ticking of her own heart.

When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother's side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fairy tales. Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park and left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair. Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.

WINTER FAE ~The Short Story Prequel to ARMORED HEARTS (Steampunk Fantasy)~
Once upon a time, a fairy princess gave up her home, her family, and her birthright for the love of a human lord. But life outside has made her sick. When she returns to the land of fae with her son, she discovers things are not as they should be. Will she find the healing she so desperately seeks for herself and invalid son? Or will she be received with the coldness of winter?

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Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Review: Professor Birdsong’s Weird 365: Weird Criminal Law Stories for Every day of the Year

Professor Birdsong’s Weird 365: Weird Criminal Law Stories for Every day of the Year
This time the professor uses his expertise and experience in criminal law to bring forth his “365,” weird criminal law stories for each day of the year. This is his funniest volume of criminal law stories mostly from around the States to date. This book covers more than a lot of silly and unlawful conduct one could imagine. Full of his witty “Birdsong” commentary and observations the book is sure to deliver some great laughs. There’s a story about the 54-year-old man who attempts to perform an exorcism on his 80-year-old girlfriend to get the devil out of her; a story about a Czech man who uses a chain saw to slice his way back into a restaurant after closing time; a story of an alleged child pornographer caught downloading child porn on his phone while being question at police headquarters; a story about a Tennessee man who had a stroke who thought he was dying confessed to a 1977 murder – he didn’t die and now is facing a murder charge; a “drunken dummy” or two; and a wide variety of just plain, stupid criminals that make this anthology worth reading.

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About the author:

Professor Birdsong received his J.D. from the Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Howard University. He teaches law in Orlando, Florida. After graduation from law school he worked four years at the law firm of Baker Hostetler. He then entered into a varied and distinguished career in government service. He served as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department with various postings in Nigeria, Germany and the Bahamas. Professor Birdsong later served as a federal prosecutor. After leaving government service, and before he began teaching, Professor Birdsong was in private law practice in Washington, D.C.
It is a fun book with a story for every day, for one year, fun read some had me laugh out loud, others not so much, It  reminded me of the tvshow I have seen a few times with same subjects. .I can't believe how some got  away with things they did, overall a fun read.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

VeggieTales In the House Netflix Original and 3 month Netflix Giveaway (US/Can)

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I discovered VeggieTales in my early twenties. I didn't have any children then but I loved the show. When my now ten year old was born she loved the show too. We have all of the DVDs! When we heard that VeggieTales was back as a Netflix original series we couldn't wait to watch it. One of my friends posted on facebook that we saw it on Netflix but was scared to watch the remake but after watching it I assured her it was as awesome as it was before. 

It features all-new and exciting adventures for your favorite VeggieTales characters, while remaining true to the values-driven storytelling that has long made VeggieTales a beloved part of childhood. In each 22-minute episode of VeggieTales in the House, two separate 11-minute stories impart important life lessons, designed to please both young viewers and longtime fans of the VeggieTales brand. Every episode also includes brand-new songs and, of course, the famous closing phrase that has been at the heart of VeggieTales from the beginning: “God made you special, and He loves you very much.” 

 The first episode starts off with Larry wanting a puppy and even though he could get a puppy for free it shows how much responsibility and money is involved. A FANTASTIC lesson for kids and some parents too. It remained true to the VeggieTales I love with catchy songs and it is short enough for your little ones with short attention spans. 

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Review: To Love a Cyborg by Katy Walters

Genetics, Corruption,Romance, and passion. 
To Love a Cyborg is an action filled Blockbuster; a chilling book that will set the pulses racing. This author’s work has reached the top 100 in her genre.
approx. 300 pages
It is 2065, No-one knows the true identity of Detective Chief Superintendent Ben Tobin or where he came from. His world turns into a nightmare with a spate of shocking homicides and abductions. Never encountering such evil before, Ben suspects they are ritual killings carried out by more than one killer. Determined to solve the sinister notes left with the bodies, he turns to American psychologist Lucy Roberts. She informs him genetic research could be involved. Working together they begin a passionate affair that turns into a nightmare. Can Lucy resolve her fears? Can she accept Ben?
The clock is ticking, as the crimes take them across the world, and out to the Asteroid Belt.
As Ben races to save the victims, Lucy disappears.
Fast paced and gritty, this is an electrifying read. A dark thriller that will take you into the night.
Sensual Level : Hot, Sexy and  sensual for the mature reader.

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My Review:

Wow what a thriller, when detective Ben Tobin suddenly out of no where (it seems) appears he gets t deal with horrible murders, abductions of pure evil.  He thinks they are ritual murders. He seeks help from Lucy Roberts a psychologist. together they true to put it all together, great plots and twists, strong characters,  a book you simply want to read in one sit!! Katy Walters is becoming one of my favorite writers!!!

Book Blast Confessions of Sylvia Slasher by Ace Antonio Hall

confessionsbannerConfessions CoverSylva Fleischer is a teenager who works as a necromancer for a living. Wanting to get away from raising the dead for police investigations and demanding grieving families for a while, she goes on a cruise for spring break. Her vacation from the dead is short-lived when passengers on the ship turn into flesh-eating zombies. These are not the same simple-minded harmless zombies she raises and can control, so Sylva and her friends are trapped on the Pacific Ocean. Their only escape comes from a guy Sylva thought was dead: Brandon. It just so happens to also be the anniversary of his death, and she's still hurting from his loss! Why didn't he call to say he's alive? All those tears … for nothing. Sylva doesn't normally hold grudges, but when someone plays with her heart they have to pay. However, with the fate of the human race on the line, Brandon convinces Sylva to join him in a secret mission, yet she can't shake the feeling that he's hiding something. It didn't take long for her suspicions to hold true when it's revealed that Brandon has been romantically involved with the very enemy he now wants her to destroy. To top that brutal betrayal, the villainous female would rather kill Brandon than let Sylva have a chance to patch things up between them. Sylva is not the kind of girl to walk away from love without a fight, but with a strange virus threatening extinction of human life, she shoves her own feelings in her back pocket to face her greatest nightmare, and that nightmare starts with something that is eerily growing right inside of her own mind and body. *When The Heart Bleeds, Sometimes Your Friends Are All You've Got *

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AceAntonioHall promo 2015About the author:

Ace Antonio Hall is an actor, former music producer, and ‘retired’ educator with accolades as a Director of Education for the Sylvan Learning Center and nearly fifteen years experience as an award-winning NYC English teacher. He has a BFA degree with a concentration in screenwriting and has published poetry, short stories and fiction in magazines, anthologies, newspapers and novels. Inspired by his father, Chris Acemandese Hall, who penned the lyrics to the Miles Davis jazz classic, “So What”, sung by Eddie Jefferson, and his sister, Carol Lynn Brown, who guest starred in the 1970’s film, “Velvet Smooth”, Ace spawned his creativity into developing the beloved but flawed teen character, Sylva Slasher. Ace was the Vice President of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (2009-2011), and continues to head the Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror (ScHoFan) Critique Group as Co-Director of critique groups within the society. He is also a member of LASFS and the International Thriller Writers. On April 14, 2013, Montag Press published his YA zombie novel Confessions of Sylva Slasher. His next release, Skateboard Xombies, is coming out later this year, and he has already begun working on Skateboard Xamurai for the third installment in his Sylva Slasher series. 
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 Looking for some zombie gear? Check out Ace’s Zombie Pop Shop!   CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SYLVA SLASHER SEQUEL? HERE'S A PREVIEW TO *SKATEBOARD XOMBIES, SEARCH FOR THE CRYSTAL COFFIN*: On a normal school day in Lunyon Canyon, California, teenage necromancer, Sylva Fleischer, bickers with her teacher in class over an unfairly graded paper. But when the principal announces that all teachers should lock their door and not let any students leave class, the entire school is trapped in a world of terrifying zombies that not only bite with their teeth, they bite with their minds. Since all life on Earth faces extinction at the hands of the perilous undead, a guardian of a secret society of vampire monks saves Sylva, her friend, Half-Pipe and her family, and lead them to an alternate world. And that's when the real terror begins ... on a planet full of every imaginable type of undead creature that ever lived ... Including those telekinetic zombies! GET YOUR COPY OF Sk8board Xombies by Ace Antonio Hall on December 23, 2014! The Confessions of Sylva Slasher is ... "*A treat for Buffy fans*--but 100% *Ace Antonio Hall*'s own twisted vision. Breathes new life into the living dead; run, don't shamble to get a copy." --*Robert J. Sawyer*, Hugo Award-winning author of *Red Planet Blues* a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Interview & Give Away: The Shadow by Jill Cooper

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As a paladin champion, it is Natalie’s job to deal with the undead with quick judgment or else run the risk of major casualties. But when evidence surfaces that some demonires don’t want to feed off humans, Natalie is faced with a moral dilemma that goes against her closest ally and the moral code of the position she holds. With human foes and demonire allies, Natalie Johnson is about to make a decision she might never be able to take back. Meanwhile a deep-seated anger threatens to destroy the principles she holds most dear. In the tradition of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Shadow contains mature themes balanced with humor and quirky situations.

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Reading Order:
The Dream Slayer (perma- free) - 
Demon Royale - http://www.amazon.com/Demon-Royale-Dream-Slayer-Book-ebook/dp/B009NIE3J4 
The Uninvited: Novella - http://www.amazon.com/Uninvited-Paranormal-Novella-Dream-Slayer-ebook/dp/B00BIUSMOM 
Dawning Apocalypse - http://www.amazon.com/Dawning-Apocolypse-Dream-Slayer-Book-ebook/dp/B00IA6ZKO2 
Frozen Reverie - http://www.amazon.com/Frozen-Reverie-Dream-Slayer-Book-ebook/dp/B00NDA0GZI 
Sacrifice: Novella - http://www.amazon.com/Sacrifice-Dream-Slayer-Novella-Book-ebook/dp/B00ND9FH44 
Necromancer's Kiss: Novella - http://www.amazon.com/Necromancers-Kiss-Dream-Slayer-Novella-ebook/dp/B00ND9FJGU 
Shadow - http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Dream-Slayer-Book-ebook/dp/B00OYULQTG 
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jillcooperAbout the Author:

I could write this in the third person. I could tell you what I like, where I was born, and what my favorite things are.

But instead, I'll say I don't want to write like everyone else. I don't want to craft stories you've read a thousand times before. I want my novels to be a cinematic experience, blending themes, genres, and situations unlike any you've ever read.

I want to break the rules. I want you to break out in a cold sweat as you read my books out of fear, love, and excitement. I want my books to be an experience. When you finish, I want you to feel something. Good or bad.

If you do, then I'll have succeeded. If not, I'll keep trying. Website | Twitter | Facebook

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The Dream Slayer series is coming to its epic ending December 18, 2015. Seven books and three novellas long, the journey for Natalie hasn’t been easy. Now a formidable leader and champion for an entire town, she gets ready to put it all on the line one last time to save her mentor’s soul from being destroyed—and the town right along with it.

Tell us more about the complete series
I really wanted the 7 books (and 3 novellas) to be a journey from an awkward teen to a formidable leader and warrior. So while Natalie was a bullied teen and it left her mousy and, that’s not who she really is. It’s all about her journey and how she evolves into the person that she was always meant to be.

Tell us more about that and the final two books in the series Resole and Fury: 
Natalie has grown a lot over the course of these books. She’s gone from a mousy girl to a real leader, a champion. She governs with confidence but it’s not without its costs. She’s on the cusp of an eating disorder thanks to all her additional pressures, and her love life is falling apart.
In the final two books Natalie must push all the personal stuff aside to save her oldest and dearest friend from demon possession, and destroying the entire town. It even pits her against the organization she’s supposed to work for.

Oh, that sounds interesting!
I can’t say too much without giving the plot away, but for part of the book Natalie definitely feels like the supernatural version of Jack Bauer.  The book gets heavy in the death, betrayal, and destruction, but all of the heros get their shining moments. I even got to play with a few themes and characters we haven’t seen since book 1 and book 2, Demon Royale.

I really tried to address these last two books as a series finale would on Supernatural, or Buffy, whatever your favorite paranormal show is. I want it to go out with a bang.
And have everyone ready next year when the NA series will debut ;)

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: Favors and Lies by Mark Gilled

Dan Lord is a forty-year-old private detective with a law degree working the blurred line between right and wrong in the Nation’s Capital. As a self-employed solutions broker and legal consultant, he works for a very select clientele. He doesn’t advertise and only takes cases on referral. But when two people close to him are murdered, Dan’s work becomes very personal.
With the assistance of a newly hired female intern, extracting clues from a ladder of acquaintances, Dan bounds through both the underbelly and elite of society, each step bringing more questions and yet ultimately taking him closer to the answer he seeks. A bail bondsman, a recluse hacker, a court clerk, a university student, an old-school barber, a high-class madam, an intelligence officer, a medical doctor, and a police detective are among the list of people Dan must cajole for help. His quest will lead him to discover things he never wanted to know, and put him in the position to reveal things that important people would prefer remain unrevealed.
Tense, ingenious, and filled with the unforgettable characters, Favors and Lies is Mark Gilleo’s most thrilling novel yet.

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My Review:

Dan  Lord receives a weird, panic phone call from his sister in law saying his nephew stopped breathing,When he arrives there no one seems home. Dan has and let himself in, to find his sister in law dead. His nephew no where to be seen. Dan calls the police.

Dan thinks there is more to it, when not one but to in the same family die same night, he investigate with help from his new hired assistance in his own unique way.

This is a great book, loved every second f it, the characters are great, fast paced, the book grabs your attention and keeps it. I recommend it and can't wait for next book!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Release Day Diva presents: Release Party of A falling starr by Dani Hoots

One year ago, I lost all my memories. Who I was, where I was from, all of it was gone. I tried to live past it, looking only to the future, but the darkness that was my past still haunted me. 

Angela Starr had no memory of who she was after that accident one year ago and it wasn’t until a man from clear across the galaxy came, saved her life, and took her to this strange new world did she feel that she finally belonged. But the question still remained, who was she? Why did he risk her life for her? And more importantly, why were people trying to kill her? With no one wanting to answer her questions, Angel Starr must face the truth and force herself to get her memories back, or all could be lost. 

The paper is a collection of all three novellas of A Falling Starr Trilogy: Forgotten, Found, Free. 

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Friday, December 5, 2014

My Life as a 6th Grade Super Zero #1 BLAST

7523296My Life as a 6th Grade Super Zero #1 You’d think being a superhero would be cool. And you’re right. It would be cool, especially since the entire world is filled with plain old regular people. Superheroes and supervillains are kind of hard to find, but not as hard as some people like to think. So, anything would be better than being just a normal, everyday 6th grader, right? Wrong. The only thing worse than being an average kid would be what I am, and that is a hero with a totally useless, mega wonky, super power. I’m a dud—a zero. That’s me, Theo Perkins, a 6th grade super-freaking-zero.

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When not writing, Peggy Martinez can be found spending time at home with her husband, her teen son, and four little girls. She loves reading, writing, soap making, aromatherapy, gangster movies, prepping for the zombie apocalypse, and downing insane amounts of Twizzlers and Kazoozles. As if being a wife and homeschooling mom of five doesn't keep her busy enough, Peggy is a full time Author who has six published books, including The Time Warper Series, State of Decay, Sweet Contradiction, and Unnatural Occurrence. The 6th Grade Super Zero series is Peggy's first Middle Grade book series, but she's pretty sure it won't be her last! http://www.peggy-martinez.com/
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Excerpt: A date to die for by Bonnie Paulson

When dating ends in deaths and threats, Molly might be better off staying single. During one of Molly’s weekly meet-ups with her girls at their regular bar, Molly succumbs to the duress of her two best friends and begins the aggressive dating they sign her up for online where the pairings are questionable… and dangerous. They’ve entered her in an evening of speed dating. But at the end of the evening she finds an item from her past that raises questions, grief… and danger.
When the number of deaths surpass Molly’s goodnight kisses, her past pushes into the present and Molly loses much more than she gains. A stalker has focused on Molly and refuses to let anyone else date her. But she refuses to be single for the rest of her life.
Is Molly doomed to a life of singledom wrapped in fear – or will the stalker turn on her

“You’re going to prove it.” His voice moved, but not closer to the camera. Hands again in the shot appeared to pick her up and throw her in the direction of the bed. She stumbled, falling against the footboard. A large, bulky but not fat, figure came into view – just the back – and he grunted as he picked her up and threw her on the mattress. 
Squeaks from the springs lent a horrific rhythm to the moment. As if with a mind of its own, my hand reached for Tricia, spreading fingers over the lower portion of the screen. I wanted to touch her, but I couldn’t bear to cover her, not see her. Even in pain. 
And suddenly the video stopped. White text on black background replaced the action of my sister being assaulted by a man on a bed in some room I’d hopefully never visit. 
The text simply stated: I want you, Molly. 
Claudia reached around my frozen form. I couldn’t move if I wanted to. I really wanted to go back to the point when I’d recognized Tricia sitting there. Pause it. Stare at her. The last few minutes of her life had been emailed to me by someone who wished to stay anonymous. Claudia used the mouse and clicked on rewind. But a red bouncing ball scratched across the window and everywhere it rolled it covered in black until the screen had been eaten by a big black hole.