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Meet Vivian. She’s a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true. 

Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests.

Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn’t easy. Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?

I have to admit I didn’t have a lot of confidence in this book. The vampire genre has been over done of late, and I find myself getting tired of reading book after book about typical blood thirsty vampires. Then I started to read, and to my delight this is not your typical vampire story.

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Two men. One has goodness, the other only the appearance of it. Like flip sides of a coin, one represents every girl’s dream, handsome and rich. While the other lives an isolated existence, scarred and damaged from a life lived in the trenches. Both are hunters. Both are hunted. And both want the same woman.

Hell On The Heart by Nancy Brophy is a romantic suspense that probes an eclectic community of gypsies who manage to keep one foot firmly in the world of magic, while becoming masters of the technical world. The world of the gypsies comes to live in vivid colour and charismatic characters.

While Cezi Romney battles her destiny, John Stillwater battles to keep her alive and her community safe and Cain, a sexual predator, attempts to have Cezi as his own. With compelling characters and robust cultures Nancy Brophy has weaved a unique story of human trafficking, forensic science, Native American culture and gypsy beliefs.

This novel is well worth the reading and will appeal to a wide range of mystery/suspense fans.

You can purchase Hell On The Heart at: Amazon.com | Kobo Books

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Five years earlier, Alessandra DeCosta a shy and sensible sixteen year old received a prediction that set in motion events that changed her life forever …

Alessandra, now a private investigator was on stakeout. The sense of danger was swirling all around her as she watched in horror at the scene unfolding before her unbelieving eyes. The imposing, handsome figure appeared to be biting her neck! Was that blood she saw coming from the woman’s lifeless body?

What would unfold in the coming weeks would alter Ally’s life forever. Does she possess the courage to pursue her destiny and give her heart to the one man she is destined to love for all eternity?

Samantha Adams, author of Immortal Prophecy (the first book in a saga), has penned a very engaging and colourful story.

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Milkshakes and Gamma Rays is a humorous tale centered around a dramatic week in the lives of Brie Gable and her spirited new friend Naomi “Star Flower” Minami. They are intelligent, opinionated high school juniors who divide their free time between chilling out, flirting with trouble, and philosophizing about the issues of the day. Each is a new transfer student to St. Margaret’s, a private school in California. They are living in present day America, but in a divergent timeline, where public education has been eliminated, there’s a civil war in Nevada, privacy is on the decline, peculiar brands of moralism are taking hold, and things are getting a little crazy all around.

Scott Zimmerman, author of Milkshakes and Gamma Rays, has woven a humourous and interesting tale that gives you the inside look at the thoughts and antics of a group of spirited high school students. If you know (or have) any witty, opinionated teens you’ll love this book and so will they.

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Set in the late seventeenth century Eastern Atlantic, this epic adventure of brotherly love and betrayal shadows two orphans, Davy and Joseph, who come to bond tighter than blood. But they are soon ripped apart by a tragic event that will set into motion the birth of tyrannous revenge on behalf of their loss and place them each on a daring journey to find one another. Following many eventful years, the pirate Black-Hearted, along with Scurvy Shaw and Isabel, will find a mortal enemy in Daniel Stirvin, a captain in the Queen’s Royal Navy. Black-Hearted and Captain Stirvin must face a traitorous tangle of lies and deceit trailing back to an unexpected past, unraveling an even deeper conspiracy of vengeance that will haunt them to the bitter end. Unable to abandon their cause or their men, Black-Hearted and Captain Stirvin will be forced to fight unwillingly to the death.

Port of Errors, by Steve Cypert, is a tale of pirates, tall ships, damsels in distress, tyranny, friendship, a whole conglomeration of actions and emotions and characters all rolled into one fast paced story set in the Atlantic in the 1700s. Travelling back and forth between England, Spain and France you’re taken on a journey with colourful characters who start out as friends then become enemies, then friends again. Their tale is chock full of wins and losses, and friends and foes as they grow from young boys in an orphanage to swashbuckling pirates and sailors in the English Navy.

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Barnes & Noble

So, where do you reside? Do you have a US address? I sure don’t and that means I can’t buy a digital book from bn.com.

I’ve contacted Barnes & Noble more than once after trying to buy a digital book, this time it was a free download. Each and every time it tells me I have to have a US shipping address to proceed with my ‘purchase’. I’m not sure what my shipping address has to do with a digital book but that’s what it tells me. So, this time, instead of emailing BN about the problem I used their handy chat support.

I was told that I have to have a US shipping address, and a US Credit Card to buy a digital book from bn.com. Even though I copied this previous contact from B&N after the last time I tried to buy a digital book….

“When you are checking for the availability of an NOOKbook title on bn.com to our Canadian customers, look for the message ?These items ship to US and Canadian addresses only? which appears under the Available for Download field.  You can purchase these eBooks with confidence if you are in a US or Canadian location.”

…the ‘person’ on the chat told me ‘oops!’ you have to have a US address and Credit Card to buy from bn.com. I asked “Why do I have to have a US address to download a digital book?”  He replied “Sorry for the inconvenience”

Will I ever try again? Nope, I am about to delete my account with them. I can’t believe that in this day and age of digital books that B&N can’t figure out how to send a book via email outside US borders.  It’s almost laughable.

Thank Goodness my e-reader isn’t a Nook!

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