J.L. Hickey – Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro

sssTitle: Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro

Author: J.L. Hickey


Page count: 220

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Price (Print and Ebook): 2.99 ebook 12 physical


Author Bio:

J.L. was born in Saginaw, Michigan where he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing through Saginaw Valley State University. He has written and is currently self publishing three novels, the first entitled The Deity Chronicles: Origins and his very popular Secret Seekers Series.

His newest book “Secret Seekers Society and the Wrath of the Wendigo” is slated for a June 2015 release.

You can follow J.L. Hickey’s works at www.jlhickeytheauthor.com

He also dabbles in literary short fiction, and poetry.

When J.L. is not writing, he heads up a local paranormal investigation group in his home town.

Follow Joe and all his musings, talk to him about his books, and keep up to date with all his new works, through his facebook author’s page!



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Love stories about magic? What about blood thirsty monsters and the secret society that hunts them? Secret Seekers Society is jam packed with all that and more.

Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro follows the young protagonists Hunter Glenn, and Elly Ann through an adventure ripe with adversity, paranormal monsters, secret societies, and most haunting of all, a life without their parents.

The book follows both, the sibling’s emotional struggle from their parent’s sudden loss, as well as their physical journey into a new and strange “home”, an ancient and creepy mansion known only as the Belmonte Estate.

It is here where they first learn of their new guardian, an eccentric old man named Professor Clandestine and the rest of the mansion’s caretakers. Tossed into their bedroom, and locked away under the pretense of “safety concerns” it does not take long for the children to hatch an escape plan.

Follow the children as they slowly unravel the secrets of their parent’s true identities, the origin of the strange Mansion, and their inheritance into an ancient secret society of monster hunters known as Seekers.


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-Top Ten finalist in Worlds Best Story Contest

– Book two, Secret Seekers Society and Solomon’s Seal is released, book three is due May/June 2015.

Other reviews: “As far as genre goes, anyone who likes fantasy and mystery would love this book. Also, fans of great writing will love this book as well. I can’t wait to read the sequel.” -Eric Dunn Just Another Book Guy Blog

“… it is impossible for me to give this book anything less than 5 stars.” -I Read Books Blog

“Interesting plot, amazing imagery, really good characters that you can’t wait to see more of. I definitely suggest picking this up.” – My Seryniti Book Blogger

“The author has an amazing imagination and I look forward to seeing what he comes up with next in the Solomon’s Seal.” – Fun With Books Blog

“What a fantastic book!! I started reading it and just couldn’t put it down. From the description I didn’t really think I would enjoy this one but boy was I surprised! It is marked as YA and I promise you even people in their 30’s will enjoy this one. It will draw you in from the very beginning.” -Geeky Girl Reviews


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Excerpt from book:

“These aren’t real, right?” Hunter added, a bit baffled by the conversation.

“I don’t know, you tell me,” Margot added slyly.

“Are you a believer?” she asked.

“In what?” Hunter replied.

“Of the unknown, of course,”

Ms. Ellingbee joined in. “Of fairy tales, legendary creatures, magical items, and of course all those wondrous little things in between.” She smiled.

“Oh…..” Hunter paused for a moment, thinking of the question.


Eden Sharp – The Breaks

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Author: Eden Sharp


Page count: 288

Genre: Crime thriller

Price (Print and Ebook): $5.49 (£3.57)


Author Bio:

Eden Sharp started out in film production before going into the music and computer games industries and has also worked variously as an actor, fitness instructor, bartender, and copywriter. Eden has a bachelor’s degree in writing contemporary fiction, a master’s degree in creative and critical writing, and teaches fiction writing and publishing at SSU.


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The Breaks is the first in a series of thrillers featuring vigilante investigator, Angela McGlynn, and is set in present day San Francisco.

Angela McGlynn is concealing dark secrets: engaging in vigilante activism in an attempt to dismiss self-destructive thoughts. When she employs recently discharged veteran John Knox to aid her in the search for a missing girl, she soon comes to realise that war has left him broken. As they both become embroiled ever deeper into a vortex of danger and half-truths rapidly spinning out of control, his need to rescue the girl and her insistence on exacting justice compel each of them to pursue a course of action with no regard for the potential psychological fallout.


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I wanted to write the type of book I like to read. A fast paced thriller, with some sassy dialogue, a badass loner and plenty of action shot through with sexual tension. I love the way that crime thrillers give us an access-all-areas pass into an underbelly of society that is usually obscured, allowing the exploration of dark themes. For me, the best crime fiction includes social commentary. I find you can learn a lot about society’s values in the particular time in which a book was written.


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Excerpt from book:

Right there on the corner of the block were two guys looking in my direction and waiting, like we had some kind of business together. A warning beeped in my brain. Even though they were partnered up I got the feeling they weren’t cops. Their clothes were too expensive.

The guys looked capable. Feet planted with an equal distribution of weight. Confident, self-assured expressions. Ready to boss the situation, ready to act. Cop-like.  It was always a case of weighing up the options. Move out of harm’s way and play it safe or put yourself out there for the possibility of gaining some valuable information. I had never been someone who enjoyed drawing attention but equally I had never been one to favor playing it safe. I carried on walking all the while fighting my baser instincts telling me to run.

Four yards out a guy with a mustache, obviously the most proactive one said, ‘Mr. Secora has a job for you.’

I came to a halt.

‘I already have a job,’ I said.

‘Not anymore.’

Some kind of vehicle pulled up from behind me. Blindsided, I turned round to look and saw Diamond Stud driving a black Lincoln with Jolly Orange in the passenger side. I was almost flattered he’d spared four of them to pick me up.

‘Is this the part where you tell me to get in, like the movies?’ I said.


Paul MacDonald – Smile Now, Cry Later


Title: Smile Now, Cry Later

Author: Paul MacDonald


Page count: 249

Genre: Mystery/Private Investigator

Price (Print and Ebook): $2.99 and 11.99


Author Bio:

Paul MacDonald is a 20-year veteran of Corporate America. He has endured countless PowerPoint decks, offsite retreats and visioning sessions, synergies and synergistically-minded cross-functional teams, to bring you the Chuck Restic mystery series.

He lives with his wife, son and blind dog in Los Angeles.


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176 million people work in Corporate America.

86% of them are miserable.

Chuck Restic is one of them.

A 20-year career working in the risk-averse world of Human Resources for a large corporation has left Chuck comfortably numb… but so incredibly bored. He finds an escape in an unlikely form when he begins moonlighting as a private detective.

Chuck’s not your typical PI (he prefers a passive-aggressive approach over the old-fashioned fisticuffs kind) but he is amusingly effective at solving crimes. And at last he is able to apply that HR experience — the same one that gives him so much consternation — to a finer purpose.

This first book in the series has Chuck venturing out of the confines of his Los Angeles skyscraper in search of a missing colleague. The trail leads him from the shady underworld of Armenian mobsters to the billion-dollar land developments that serve as the lifeblood of the city. Murder lurks at every turn.

The Chuck Restic Mystery Series is a fun romp that mashes traditional mystery with a scathing send-up of Corporate America, and delivers a fresh take on the classic Los Angeles detective novel.


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This book and series is a fun, fast read that blends humor with the classic detective genre. You will probably find a little bit of Chuck Restic in you. One reviewer said it best:

“Wading through the polite double-talk and jargon of his day job, Restic is clearly on the hunt for the ‘real and normal’. His dry wit betrays a frustration – a sorrow for the humanity and understanding that got lost as corporate America molded itself into a risk-averse, right-sizing, right-thinking automaton.”

This book might just give you a little bit of escape, and maybe, just maybe, get you to quit your day job!


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