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New Arrivals

January 2018

L.J. Forster

L.J.Forster was born and raised in Liverpool, England, before embarking on a mammoth working tour of Europe. Amongst other things, she’s worked as a barmaid, a translator, a dancer and a tour guide, all the while getting herself into some bizarre, uncomfortable, and downright dangerous situations, all of which have been stored away to be used in her novels.

So if you read about the dancer who’s being pushed illegal drugs by undercover police in Marbella, the barmaid who turns up for her first evening’s shift to find herself in a high-class brothel in Brussels, or the au-pair who’s offered an arranged marriage with the youngest son of a Marseille crime-boss, there’s a chance that it’s not simply the work of an over-active imagination.

L.J.Forster now lives safely amongst volcanos on the paradise island of Lanzarote, with her husband, two sons, too many pets, and a rather attractive mint-green Fiat 500.

‘Everybody Bleeds’ is her first published thriller.

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Luke Ruggenberg

Luke Ruggenberg has worked in the glamorous world of horticulture, as a gardener and nurseryman, for over a decade. (A degree in botany will take you places.) But he’s been writing for much longer than that, just ask any of his school teachers. If he had to choose between writing and gardening, he would fail to do so and probably just crumple into a heap on the floor.

Twenty Reasons Not To Garden (And Why I Ignore Them All) is his first published book. He wrote it because he thinks gardening is pretty funny, dangit, and garden writing ought to occasionally reflect this.
Luke grew up dodging falling apples in his Dad’s orchard in the Pacific Northwest. For some reason, he still likes apples. He now lives in the Seattle area with his wife and their two children. These are the real reason for, and primary impediment to, his writing.

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Frank David

Frank David is originally from Reading, PA, a small industrial town north of Philadelphia, but currently calls Akron, OH home. He came upon writing late in life, 48 to be exact. He was encouraged to write a book by a close friend who had read some of the stories he created. The stories revolved around the characters taking up space in his head and driving him mad. He knew the stories had to be told. The characters spoke to him, keeping him awake at night. The only way he would free himself was to share the words.

Frank currently works as an analyst for a large public utility and looks forward to the day his writing can free him from the mundane world of 9-5. Frank has a bachelor’s degree in computer programming and also his MBA and MIS.

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Alexi-Ferreira

Alexi Ferreira loves the idea of Alpha Men who take charge are possessive and care for their women. She creates books that take you on an emotional journey whether tears, laughter or just steamy hotness. She loves to connect with readers and interacting with them through social media or even old-fashioned email.

She currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Alexi loves the feeling of the freedom she gets when riding her Harley, the different worlds she can go to when reading books, and the pleasure she feels knowing that readers enjoy the books she writes. Alexi started reading when she was thirteen years old; she started writing her own books hoping to give readers a bit of the pleasure that she receives every time she reads, she believes that romance books bring an escape to people’s day to day life and for those that still dream about that perfect relationship. Alexi is a Paranormal Romance author, with currently three books available, WULF (book 1), BJARNI (book 2) and BRANDR (book 3). CERIC (book 4) will release on the 1st of March 2018, on Amazon.

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Wanda Adams Fischer

Wanda Adams Fischer began following the Boston Red Sox when she was eight years old and has loved the game ever since. She’s parlayed that passion into her first novel, which is not necessarily about the boys from Beantown, but relies on her baseball knowledge to bring her characters alive. In 2012, she auditioned for the public address announcer’s position at Fenway Park, and announced a full game between the Red Sox and Minnesota Twins. She retired from a nearly 40-year career in public relations/marketing/media relations for not-for-profit and government agencies in 2014. When she’s not writing these days, she’s listening to folk music for her show on WAMC-FM/Northeast Public Radio, “The Hudson River Sampler,” which she’s done since 1982. Wanda’s also an avid tennis player and dog rescuer. Although born in Tennessee, she’s a Boston native who graduated with a degree in English from Northeastern University. She lives in Schenectady, New York, with her husband of 44 years, Bill Fischer; they have two grown children and four grandchildren.

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L.J. Kane

L.J. Kane loves people-watching, overhearing conversations on the bus, dreaming up exciting plots while waiting in traffic, and while walking the dogs. She is having so much fun with her novels, and it’s because she always believed in herself, that she has finally become an author after procrastinating for twenty years!

She lives with her husband who’s a great soundboard, full of encouragement, and great ideas. Between them, they have met many unusual characters over the years, people with extraordinary lives from whom she can derive lots of inspiration.

With an active interest in the Earth Sciences, L.J. Kane dreams of seeing the Northern Lights, but her fear of flying has stopped this ambition being realised, but it is still on her bucket list. Her interests are diverse: geology, country walking, painting, and watching movies, her favourites being ‘Vanishing Point’ from 1971 and ‘Get Carter’ (1971).

You’ll always find L.J. Kane with a pen in her hand, tapping it against her teeth in thought, plotting, planning, and idly sketching characters and scenes with it. Even when typing her novels the pen is always nearby. So thankful to be an author in the 21st century, quill pens of earlier times would have stunted L.J. Kane’s ability, as she is allergic to feathers!

L.J. Kane is the author of Snatch Girl, the fast-paced, psychological suspense thriller novel released on 21st April 2017.

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Maggie McGuinness

Maggie McGuinness has always been fascinated by people and the ways they relate to each other. Now, after years of observing and experiencing life in all its messy and chaotic glory – it’s time to write about it!

Maggie lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is a single mum to a son and daughter who are now – all of a sudden, it seems – young adults. She writes and edits in the business world for a living, but longs to be able to sit at home all day in PJs, drinking tea and writing fiction. Maggie’s hobbies are stalking ex-boyfriends on Facebook, walking Missy the Wonder Dog and perfecting her own extreme sport of combining Zumba and cooking.

Her first novel, Planet Single, was fuelled by her own experiences of online dating, which didn’t provide a life partner but proved a brilliant source of material for fiction writing. Still happily single, she’s planning on moving to the coast in a couple of years, becoming a part-time hermit and adopting a tribe of elderly rescue dogs.

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