Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dead Witness...A crime fiction novel by Joylene Butler

Today I'm highlighting Dead Witness, a crime fiction novel by Joylene Butler. Be glad you're not Valerie McCormick. 

"Valerie McCormick is a wife and mother from small town Canada. While visiting Seattle, she becomes the only witness to the brutal seaside murder of two FBI agents. When she flees to the nearest police station to report the crime, she becomes caught up in a web of international intrigue and danger. Suddenly, she and her family are in the sights of ruthless criminals bent on preventing her from testifying against the murderer. Even with FBI protection, Valerie is not safe. Whisked away from her family and all that is familiar to her, Valerie fights back against the well-intentioned FBI to ultimately take control over her life with every ounce of fury a mother can possess."

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Mountain City Bronzes...A dark short story by Madeleine McLaughlin

Today I'm highlighting a short story by Madeleine McLaughlin. It's a piece of dark fiction called The Mountain City Bronzes, which I've read twice already. Check it out. 

"When Kevin learns of his mountain town's evil past, he must struggle to understand his father's part in it and how it affects himself."

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Unveiling the Wizards' Shroud...a young adult fantasy novel by Eric Price

Today I'm highlighting Eric Price's young adult fantasy novel, Unveiling the Wizards' Shroud. It's the first book in the Saga of the Wizards series and was awarded Best First Novel in 2014 by Literary Classics. 

"As the only son to King Kendrick, Owen despises the idea of being king one day. Magician may be the only career he’d like less. He has dreaded the days leading up to his fifteenth birthday, when his father will certainly declare Owen heir to the throne. But at the birthday celebration, his father falls ill. The only person in the kingdom that may be able to save him is a magician–the very same magician Owen holds responsible for the death of his mother. 

Owen and his companions will have to travel the continent of Wittatun in search of the cure for King Kendrick. On the journey, they will battle strange beasts and harsh climates, befriend extraordinary magicians, and meet a dragon before returning to Innes Castle–where much has happened in the days since they departed."

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Hemphill Towers...a romance suspense novel by Leona Pence

Today I'm highlighting Hemphill Towers, a romance suspense novel by Leona Pence. 

"Riley Saunders has her dream job. As an art director at a leading advertising agency, she works every day with her two best friends, Stella and Birdie. All three have been assigned to ensure that the Grand Opening of the Peterson Art Museum is nothing short of a success. 

When a girls' night out at a hot new Italian restaurant ends with a spilled bottle of wine, it sets in motion a series of events that leaves Stella and Birdie caught up in whirlwind romances, and Riley fearing for her life at the hands of a deranged stalker. But, when the handsome museum curator, Trent Peterson, learns of her situation, he vows to keep her safe. 

In a quick-paced tale of fine art, wine forgery, and the Russian Mafia, Riley and her friends soon discover their pursuit of love will require them to expose a crime, thwart a murder, and trust the one thing that has never failed them…their friendship."

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Snoogers Rule, Mammoths Drool! Introducing the Amazing Mucus Phlegmball

Today I'm highlighting the above book by Kerry Crowley. It's a cute, comical book for children and adults alike. 

"You’d think eleven-year old rich kid, Marcus Fleming, has it made, but he doesn’t. He often feels like a disappointment, struggling to live up to his dad’s high standards. One day, Marcus holds open a door for a very sickly-looking man. The thanks he gets is a sneeze that covers him in thick green slime. Marcus soon discovers that this slime has given him the ability to shoot radioactive mucus out of his mouth and nose. After fine-tuning his abilities, he dubs himself the superhero, Mucus Phlegmball, but is determined to keep his powers a secret. When mutant squirrels threaten the town, Marcus feels compelled to step up, but worries he can’t handle it alone. He reveals his secret to his best friend, Chunk, and to Dr B., the sickly scientist who sneezed on him, and they agree to work together. Through radioactive snot-filled time traveling adventures, Marcus is continually challenged and faces many of his fears. Can this insecure young man summon the courage to handle the responsibility of being a super hero?" 

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sam and The Sea Witch...a young adult/teen novel by M.P. Ward

Today I'm highlighting a young adult/teen novel by M.P. Ward. Sam and The Sea Witch was a great read and is currently available from Amazon and other online retailers. 

"Sam and the Sea Witch is a dark, mysterious, and psychologically gripping tale about a boy who lives in a Cornish seaside town. It contains a background of myth and legend, within the Cornish setting, which makes Sam’s story highly atmospheric.

Fourteen year old Sam Camponara is used to getting into trouble; in fact he enjoys the buzz. So when his best friend, Johnny, tells him an old tale about The Sea Witch, Sam sees an opportunity for adventure. But sailing the stolen boat off the Cornish coast in the middle of the night goes terribly wrong and the sea witch turns out to be horribly real. Keeping Johnny as hostage, the sea witch tells Sam he has until the next new moon to find and deliver her missing pendant, lost fifty years earlier. But will he be able to find the pendant in time, will anyone believe Sam’s wild story, and does he even believe it himself?"

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rob's Rebellion...A sci-fi action/adventure romance novel by Margaret Fieland

Today I'm highlighting a science fiction action/adventure romance novel by Margaret Fieland. Rob's Rebellion releases on December 22, and you can learn more about it via the links and information below. 

"Colonel Rob Walker always does his duty, even when it means risking shaky relationship with his family. When he's ordered to bring the treaty negotiations between the Terran Federation and the Aleyni to a successful conclusion, he's determined to do just that, even when both sides would rather he fail. How can Rob pull off a miracle and avoid a war, one where both sides could be destroyed?"

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Search for the Red Ghost...A tween action adventure novel by Sherry Alexander

Today I'm highlighting a tween action adventure novel by fellow MuseItUp author Sherry Alexander. This piece of historical fiction is set in the U.S. Southwest during the 19th century and has a very interesting premise. 

"Thirteen-year-old Jake Thrasher’s mother is dead, and the only clues left by the beast that killed her are a few strands of red hair and a set of plate-sized tracks. When his Army Scout father refuses to hunt it down, Jake takes matters into his own hands. Leaving the safety of his small ranch, Jake follows a sparse trail through an inhospitable desert filled with snakes, wolves, grizzlies, renegade Apache, and the ever-present threat of death. Will he find his Red Ghost? Or, will he succumb to the inherent dangers?"

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