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TITLE: Orphan Flowers

SERIES: Conquering Series (Book 1)

GENRE: Contemporary Mystery / Suspense

AUTHOR: J.C. Rochford

RELEASES: July 23rd, 2016

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synopsis

Lily-May, wife of NYPD Detective Murray and mother to beautiful Callie, tragically goes missing, with her daughter witnessing the ordeal, but unable to save her mother from the captor’s grip. Will Callie be able to live with herself?

A mystery as to where she is or how she got there and to stay alive, Lily begins a new life pretending to be someone else. Will she ever be found, or will her captor carry out the unthinkable when he learns her true identity?

Back home, Lily’s husband and daughter have been left to pick up the pieces. While both suffer immeasurable pain and emptiness, Callie believes she has seen her mother on a number of occasions but has been too scared to tell her dad who, unbeknownst to her, has witnessed his own sightings of this same woman.

Has Lily returned, or is it her ghost back to haunt her daughter and husband?

about the author

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J.C. Rochford was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Besides being half Canadian, she is also half British with many family members still residing in England. J.C. began her writing journey in her early teens writing poetry and song lyrics. Currently, you may find J.C. Rochford titles under the young adult and contemporary fiction genres.

‘Orphan Flowers’ is J.C. Rochford’s debut novel, and was written over the course of two years before setting it to release to the world on July 23, 2016.

J.C. Rochford holds additional interests in photography, graphic design, and jewellery design. She also enjoys the outdoors and visiting rural Ontario with her family during the summer.

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The Bacchanal: And Other Horrific Tales

An artist whose love for his wife has horrific results.

A babysitting job gone horribly wrong.

A talent agency that promises success no matter what; even if you are the one standing in the way.

This chilling collection of modern horror stories is sure to have you peeking warily around corners and walking just a bit faster down dark streets. Full of both creepy events and morbid humor, The Bacchanal stands as a testament to humanity’s love of being afraid and of frightening others.

Humanity’s fear of the unknown and fascination with the supernatural are masterfully depicted in these eleven stories. Though the supernatural elements are the centerpiece of the collection, it is the believable actions of the ordinary humans, both evil and well-meaning, that will send shivers down readers’ spines.
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My Review

5 stars

I admit that I don’t usually read short stories, usually because you might get one or two good stories but the rest don’t really catch my attention. But since I love horror and thrillers I was excited to review The Bacchanal: And Other Horrific Tales. There are twelve tales that will thrill you with supernatural creatures and the depravity of human nature.

All of the stories were really good but I will agree with other reviewers, my favorite was TS Hall’s The Encouragement Specialists. This is definitely a story about an offer too good to be true.

If you like good horror stories look no further. This collection will be one that you keep.

To purchase The Bacchanal: And Other Horrific Tales make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

I received The Bacchanal: And Other Horrific Stories for free from Dream Big Publications in exchange for an honest review.

Onyx Webb: Book Two

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Onyx Webb: Book Two – Episodes 4, 5 & 6 (Onyx Webb – 2) by Richard Fenton

The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera, each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer And this is especially true in Book Two. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

In Book Two… It’s the 30’s and Declan Mulvaney and best friend Tommy Bilazzo learrn to survive at the Open Arms Orphange despite the adults who run the place. It’s 2010, and Koda Mulvaney is insane trying to see the girl in the mirror again. Onyx Webb is finds herself living all over the country married to the crazy German, Ulrich, with no way out.

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My Review

5 stars

The story of Onyx Webb is getting clearer and clearer the more we read. Koda Mulvaney is still obsessed with the girl in the mirror. He ends up having a bad encounter with a psychic and gets an ultimatum about getting back to work.

We learn more about the Open Arms Orphanage and the suffering that happens there. Declan Mulvaney and his friend Tommy Bilazzo are going to be facing worse things. But Sister Mary Margaret will try to protect them and punish the wicked with the help of God.

And finally there is Onyx and her horrible husband Ulrich. Onyx fears being alone more than a horrible marriage and you start to see how bad it really is. You can’t help but feel bad for Onyx in the past or even as she is breaking a rule to touch the mirror for the color. But I will say that I loved her role with the haunted piano.

This story is so intertwined that the description of a spider web viewed up close is very accurate. We are slowly stepping back from that web and starting to see how things are connecting. I loved when Onyx and Katherine meet and remember their past. I love seeing the connections and was surprised by some of them. They were right there and I didn’t put two and two together until the last minute.

This is an amazing series and just keeps getting better with each book. I can’t wait to read the next book to find out how everyone is connected.

To purchase Onyx Webb: Book Two Make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Richard Fenton’s website.

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I received a copy of Onyx Webb: Book Two for free from both the author and Premier Virtual Author Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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Excerpt

Onyx Webb: Book Two

 By Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz

Koda entered the living room and looked around to find that everything was different—the sofas, tables, art, everything. Each and every stitch of furniture gone—replaced—even the carpeting had been changed.

“What in the hell?” Koda yelled over the juicer’s noise.

Mika looked up and saw him standing there. She hit the pause button on the juicer and came around the kitchen counter into the living area and kissed him on the cheek. “What do you think? Fabulous, huh?” she asked, flinging her arms open wide for dramatic effect.

Koda felt a sudden wave of nausea wash over him.

Oh, dear God.

Mika knew Koda was going to be upset when he realized what she’d done. “It’s gone,” she said, determined not to dance around the question.

A feeling of panic began to rise in Koda’s chest. “Gone? What do you mean by gone?”

“What can I say, honey,” Mika said, returning her attention to the juicer. “The mirror thing was starting to get on my nerves. And face it—sitting in front of an old piece of glass for days on end, waiting for a girl that doesn’t exist to show up? It just isn’t healthy.”

The Eden Tree

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The Eden Tree

” Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” John James Morgan knew the day he was born. Two days before his sixty-first birthday he found out why. John is a happily married businessman, father and grandfather, living in Cheshire, in the heart of England. Happy, that is, until his family face a crisis. A terminal one. At the local market, a flower-seller tells John a story that changes his life. Assured his destiny is in his own hands, John crosses the globe in pursuit of a religious artefact which has remained hidden for two thousand years. Presented with an antique box containing maps, parchments and a bag of leaves, John returns to the UK and witnesses a miracle. With the box in his possession, John and his family find new friends and enemies; lives are threatened and people die, although some will be healed. With the help of many different people, from all walks of life, John’s journey will finally lead him to the discovery of an extraordinary and mysterious tree. But what will this Eden tree mean to John, his family, their faith and their future? The Eden Tree is author Peter Worthington’s first novel; a fictional account based on his own experiences with his son, John Wesley, who underwent treatment for cancer but sadly passed away shortly after his seventh birthday. The Eden Tree has allowed Peter to give his much-loved son “a happier ending.”

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Today Peter Worthington lives in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire with his wife Margaret. Peter has enjoyed a bright and varied career as a church minister, financial adviser and internet consultant. Now retired he is busier than ever thanks to his three grandchildren, studying for an Open University Degree in Creative Writing, voluntary work, playing World of Warcraft, serving on the board of a housing association and writing. He has previously published short stories in a number of Christian magazines. His first novel, The Eden Tree (published by Clink Street Publishing 19th July 2016 RRP £8.99 paperback, RRP £2.99 ebook) is available to purchase from online retailers including amazon.co.uk and to order from all good bookstores. For more information you can follow Peter @CatshillPeter or visit http://www.edentree.co/

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To purchase The Eden Tree make sure to visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Peter Worthington’s website.

Beneath the Fall

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Beneath the Fall (Sunborn Rising – 1)

“Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall is the best vivid fantasy YA book of the year.” –Entrada Publishing

On a distant world of forests floating on an ocean around a star,

a blight threatens to plunge all life into darkness.

But three friends seek the light.

Together, they will Fall and be lost.

And at the very Root of darkness, they will find themselves.

But will it be enough to help them find their way home?

The world of Cerulean

Light and water flow from the ocean into the roots of the Great Trees, up through the boughs, and out over the lush canopy. But the once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.

Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father’s hidden journal, and reads about the old world and the mysterious plague her father believed destroyed it. He wrote that he warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words.

Together with her two best friends, Barra will explore every bark, wood, and leaf of the Great Forest to relight her world and complete her father’s story, even if she has to travel beneath the Fall.

Buy the book:   Amazon ~ Author Website

Author’s Bio:

Aaron Safronoff is author of the Discovery Award winning science fiction novel, Spire. Since his debut, he’s published a sequel, Fallen Spire, and a novella of literary fiction, Evening Breezes.

Safronoff’s diverse background includes the formal study of computer science, bio-chemistry, and culinary arts. However, most of his career has been in the videogame industry in quality, production, and design.

Today, Safronoff is the co-founder and Chief Storyteller of Neoglyphic Entertainment, and is busy writing his fifth novel, the second installment of the Sunborn Rising series.

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

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My Review

5 stars

Cerulean is a world that has a sun at its center, surrounded by an ocean, with trees on the outer edge. Barra Swiftspur lives in the Loft of the Great Tree. She misses her adventurer father and decides to get to know him better by sneaking his journal. But she discovers that her father has found the Creepervine, a fungus that is slowly killing the Great Trees. He had trouble getting the elders to believe him and Barra is finding that she cannot get her mother to listen to her. So Barra meets up with her friends Tory and Plicks to find out more about the Creepervine. But instead of staying around the tops of the trees, they find themselves at the roots with the Creeperville and evil creatures.

Barra is strong willed and that gets her in trouble with her friends and on their adventures. Thankfully Plicks is there to keep Barra and Tory for getting into too much trouble. I loved how they stuck together through the whole adventure, even when things got tough for them.

Then there are the illustrations. The writing is beautiful but there are several sketches and pictures throughout the book that add so much to the story. I just sucked me in and left me wanting to keep reading into the early hours of the night. The artwork is absolutely beautiful and makes this story just that much better.

This is a wonderful adventure story. It is written for mid grade readers but it will easily appeal to any age. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series.

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I received Beneath the Fall for free from iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Fall From Grace

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Fall From Grace (David Raker – 5) by Tim Weaver

No Goodbye

When Leonard Franks and his wife, Ellie, leave London for their dream retirement in the seclusion of Dartmoor, everything seems perfect. But then their new life is shattered. Leonard heads outside to fetch firewood from the back of the house – and never returns.

No Trace

Nine months later, with the police investigation at a dead end, Leonard’s family turn to David Raker – a missing persons investigator with a gift for finding the lost. But nothing can prepare Raker for what he’s about to uncover.

Nowhere to Hide

Because at the heart of this disappearance lies a devastating secret. And by the time Raker realizes what it is, and how deep the lies go, it’s not just him in danger – it’s everyone he cares about.

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My Review

5 stars

Leonard and Ellie Franks have decided to retire and move to the moors of Dartmoor. But one night in January Leonard goes to get more wood behind the house and just disappears. David Raker is asked by Melanie Craw, a police officer and daughter to Leonard Franks, to investigate Leonard’s disappearance when the investigation has reached a stand still. But the deeper David digs, the more secrets he finds and learns there was a lot more going on with Leonard. Those secrets are also going to come back to haunt David for stirring them up.

I love mysteries that let you try to figure out what is happening. And Fall From Grace is exceptional with all the twists and turns. There is no much happening that I missed a couple of the clues and had no idea what the ending was going to be.

This is my first David Raker story but it will not be my last. If you are looking for a great mystery and thriller that will keep you on your toes, look no further.

To purchase Fall From Grace make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Tim Weaver’s website.

I received Fall From Grace for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Static

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Static by Eric Laster

When Curtis Brooks starts receiving phone calls from his older brother Wilt, who’s been dead a week, he’s sure it’s to help him find evidence that will lead to a murderer’s arrest. But Wilt claims he wasn’t murdered; his calling, meant to help him adjust, is standard protocol for newly deceased at the Aftermart—a kind of inescapable, ever-expanding Walmart filled with discontinued products.

Wilt’s death ruled a homicide, Curtis embarks on a dangerous plan to find the killer, which soon has him scheming against a billionaire and floundering toward love with his brother’s ex-girlfriend Suzy, all while struggling through high school and his single mom’s poor choices.

Why does Wilt help Curtis win over Suzy, even as he organizes a rebellion at the Aftermart? Who’d wanted him dead? Curtis risks his life to answer these questions, in the process forging a bond with his brother unlike any they’ve ever had.

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My Review

4 stars

Shortly after Curtis Brooks’ brother, Wilt died in a car accident, he starts receiving phone calls from Wilt. It seems the afterlife is the person being stuck in a Wal-Mart like store called the Aftermart that is stocked full of discontinues products. Part of Wilt’s afterlife therapy is to call Curtis where he tries to tell Curtis that his death was an accident and to try to help him move on. But when a detective says that Wilt’s death was a homicide Curtis goes on the hunt for Wilt’s killer.

This was an interesting story. I liked how the afterlife is described and I really enjoyed this part of the story along with Curtis’ search for Wilt’s killer. I thought the mystery of the killer was well done. There are some coming of age moments that added to the story but there were some that detracted for me. And then there are some branches to this story that make no sense, pseudo-children, really??

Overall, this is a great story that was easy to get into. It’s one that I recommend to those that like a quick mystery surrounded by grief, adolescence, and moving on after the loss of someone you really cared for.

To purchase Static make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and Eric Laster’s website.

I received Static for free from Media Masters Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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