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THIS WEEK’S BEST SELLING AUTHOR…
LISA LADEW!


Lisa Ladew lives in Northern Idaho reigning supreme as queen of her castle full of men: two sons and a hubby she’s been hitched to for a thousand crazy years.
When Lisa hit the fabulous age of 40, ideas she’d never had before started to pop into her head and, with no previous experience but being armed and fully loaded with an incredibly vivid imagination, she jumped into the indie writing pool with both feet.
With a new baby in tow and squeezing in the manuscript of Edge of the Heat 1 during nap times, her dedication to trying something new and her determination to craft a truly amazing and fascinating story paid off. And the rest is history…or shall we call it “herstory”? 😉
She’s been dubbed the “Soft Porn Diva” by fans due to her super hot story lines and she’s never met a twist she didn’t like. “Boring,” “ordinary,” and “normal” aren’t even in her vocabulary. Nope. So if you like twisty, sexy and exciting romantic suspense AND shifter books – her One True Mate series will practically melt your eReader, it’s so hot! Guaranteed! – give one of her books a try. You won’t regret it!

 

Greco’s Game – Cover Reveal

 

 
Thriller / Suspense / Action / Romance
Date Published: November 1, 2017
Publisher: Regis Books
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Colonel Aleksandr Talanov – the “ice man” – is married to a woman he wishes he could love. But he can’t, and it’s an ugly consequence of his training with the KGB. Even so, no one should have to experience what Talanov experiences: the brutal murder of his wife in front of his eyes.
Wracked with guilt and suspected of plotting her death, Talanov spirals downward on a path of self-destruction. He should have been killed, not her. He was the one whose violent past would not leave them alone. Months tick by and Talanov hits rock bottom on the mean streets of Los Angeles, where he meets a hooker named Larisa, who drugs and robs him.
But in the seedy world of human trafficking ruled by the Russian mafia, Larisa made the mistake of stealing the ice man’s wallet. In it was Talanov’s sole possession of value: his wedding photo. Talanov tracks Larisa down to get that photo because it reminds him of everything that should have been but never was, and never would be because an assassin’s bullet had mistakenly killed his wife. Or was it a mistake?
 
The answer lies in Greco’s Game, a chess match played in 1619 that is famous for its queen sacrifice and checkmate in only eight moves. In an unusual alliance, Talanov and Larisa team up to begin unraveling the mystery of what Talanov’s old KGB chess instructor regarded as the most brilliant example of how to trap and kill an opponent. The question is: who was the target?
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About the Author

James Houston Turner is the bestselling author of the Aleksandr Talanov thriller series, as well as numerous other books and articles. Talanov the fictional character was inspired by the actual KGB agent who once leaked word out of Moscow that James was on a KGB watch-list for his smuggling activities behind the old Iron Curtain. James Houston Turner’s debut thriller, Department Thirteen, was voted “Best Thriller” by USA Book News, after which it won gold medals in the Independent Publisher (“IPPY”) Book Awards and the Indie Book Awards. His novel, Greco’s Game, has just been optioned for film. A cancer survivor of more than twenty-five years, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Baker University and a master’s degree from the University of Houston (Clear Lake). After twenty years in Australia, he and his wife, Wendy, author of The Recipe Gal Cookbook, now live in Austin, Texas.
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Children’s Classic Stories Volume I – Retold by Aniesha Brahma

 

 

This gorgeous treasury of ten classic stories is guaranteed to delight and entertain young children, bringing the magic of traditional stories to the new generation of children. Aimed at 8-12 year olds, each favourite fairy tale or story has been sensitively retold for young readers.
The series ‘Children’s Classic Stories’ contains total 100 stories in 10 volumes. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature.
 
 
 

Volume 1 includes the following stories:
01. Little Red Riding Hood
02. Cinderella
03. Hansel and Gretel
04. Sleeping Beauty
05. Snow White and Rose Red
06. The Emperor’s New Clothes
07. Rumplestiltskin
08. The Wise Little Girl
09. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
10. Rip Van Winkle

 

Book titles – what’s their purpose?

A Writer of History

What does a book title do for you? Does it entice? Does it hint at the novel’s story? Does it reflect your personal circumstances? Does it confuse?

My current novel-in-process is set in Hong Kong and has no title, rather like an orphan with no name. I had what I thought was a brilliant title for it – East Rising Sun, based on a move in qigong, an ancient practice something like Tai Chi. However, at the urging of my editor, I’m adding a dual timeline to the story which makes this title inappropriate.

I have a collection of possibilities:

  • The Landscape of Time
  • A Necessary Obsession
  • An Island Apart
  • The Other Side of Longing
  • From Within
  • Love is a decision
  • Time and chance
  • Worlds Apart

I write these down at random moments when something sparks an idea and I’m sure I can come up with more. But…

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