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Wages of Sin

The Wages of Sin

Bo Brennan

February 14, 2017 Book Blast

Synopsis:

The Wages of Sin by Bo Brennan

What’s done in the dark will be brought to the light.

For overworked firefighter Gray Davies, an emergency call-out to the scene of a horrific hit-and-run is all in a day’s work . . . until the terrified Asian victim disappears, leaving her blood on his hands and unanswered questions on his lips.

For his sister, Detective India Kane, it’s an added complication in a far more sinister crime – a series of brutal murders the missing hit-and-run victim could hold the key to solving. With a mutilated corpse on her patch, and the dead woman’s identity shrouded in secrecy, India’s set on a collision course with a deadly, unknown enemy.

Her lover, Detective Chief Inspector AJ Colt, is well acquainted with the enemy – courtesy of a divisive high-profile case, he’s currently public enemy #1. As cultures clash, simmering tensions explode, bringing terror and bloodshed to the streets, and placing Colt firmly in the sights of some of the country’s most dangerous and deranged individuals.

When one of them brings their work home, nothing will ever be the same again – for the wages of sin . . . is death.

Book Details:

Genre: Crime Thriller, Police Procedural
Published by: Bo Brennan
Publication Date: January 14th 2017
Number of Pages: 422
ASIN: B01N63XJ8V
Series: A Detective India Kane & AJ Colt Crime Thriller
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The Wages of Sin by Bo Brennan is ONLY $0.99 through February 19th

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Monday, 5th March

Winchester

Her vision blurred as her gloved hands fumbled with the combination lock securing her bike. She swiped at her eyes, kidding herself it was the brightness of the morning making them run.

It wasn’t, it was self-pity.

She didn’t want to go back there, not today. The constant drunken comings and goings were becoming increasingly unnerving as more workers arrived. Naz had sympathised, but she couldn’t help. Couldn’t make it better, easier, or safer. With property prices high and funds low, she knew she should be grateful for a job and a home, but today she was struggling. Today she wanted more.

She wanted a life.

She wasn’t sure she could stand this one. Her breath caught in her throat as the emptiness and isolation she faced overwhelmed her.

The first one is the worst one,” Naz had said, hugging her as she tied the knitted scarf around her neck. “Be brave.”

She wanted to be brave, as brave as Naz, but she felt weak and lonely and lost. Discreetly dabbing her eyes with her new scarf, she took a furtive glance back at the building. Naz stood at the window, watching her. With a half-hearted smile, she dropped her backpack at her feet to fasten her bicycle helmet. Naz smiled back and pressed a hand to the glass. In the time it took to pick up her backpack and hook it over her shoulders, Naz had gone.

With a heavy, resigned sigh, she pushed her bike down the long shingle drive to the entrance gates. Once outside she propped the bike against the kerb and cautiously glanced up and down the quiet tree-lined avenue – almost jumped out of her skin when a car door slammed somewhere up ahead. Seeing a blue light poking up from the row of parked cars, she pressed herself into the shadow of a tall oak tree, heart stuttering in her chest.

Her eyes followed the police officer as he strolled across the road and let himself into a house.

he didn’t know a police officer lived there. She didn’t know she’d been holding her breath either, until it juddered from her body when the door shut behind him.

Hands trembling, she drew a deep, steadying breath, mounted her bike and set out for the short journey home.

Home. Memories stabbed at her heart and stung at her eyes.

She shook them away as she cycled onto the main road and into the safety of the crowded morning traffic, feeling her shoulders finally relax. Relaxation was dangerous. Naz said it would get her killed. The words echoed in her head, causing her body to tighten once more. Gritting her teeth, she pedalled harder. Kept her head down as she passed the last of the picturesque shop fronts adorned with nice things she’d never own, and concealing aisles she’d never browse. She hated this life. Wished so much that she could go back, back to before she knew. But now that she did know, back wasn’t an option. Her only option was forward. Her only option was to run.

At first, the angry chorus of blaring horns seemed normal background noise, the same as every Monday morning approaching the Winchester bottleneck. It was the sound of a high revving engine that had her glancing over her shoulder to glimpse a white van pushing aggressively through the traffic.
Her mouth went dry.

A white van. There were probably millions of them, billions even.

It was probably nothing, just the bog standard enemy of regular road users trying to get ahead, but she never knew when or where they would come for her. And she knew what they’d done. Knew what they were capable of.

As a precaution, she bumped her bike out of the bus lane and onto the pavement, meandering slowly and carefully, wary of the pedestrians heading her way. Behind her she heard the prolonged guttural torque of an engine racing at breaking point. A split second later, a single heartbeat, her world span upside down in a silent slow motion strobe of black and white as she rotated endlessly past trees filtering sunlight.

This is it, she thought, spinning through the air. This is The End.

It wasn’t how she’d imagined it to be. And she’d imagined it a million times. Thought it would be painful. They’d promised it would be painful. They’d given her every graphic gory detail of how her end would be.

But it was nothing like they’d promised.

A serene sense of calm engulfed her as she closed her eyes and accepted her fate, her everlasting freedom.

Excerpt from The Wages of Sin by Bo Brennan. Copyright © 2017 by Bo Brennan. Reproduced with permission from Bo Brennan. All rights reserved.

Author Bio:

Bo Brennan is a ‘Crime Thriller’ writer who has lived and worked in various locations. None were exotic.

Bo’s favourite past times are reading, writing, and eating. Unfortunately, the three combined do nothing for the waistline so moving about occasionally is a must.

Bo’s debut novel, STEALING POWER, is the first in a series of chilling crime thrillers featuring British Detectives India Kane and AJ Colt.

BABY SNATCHERS is the second.

THE WAGES OF SIN is the third.

Bo’s books can be read in sequence or independently . . . but are probably best read with the lights on.

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Vampire Vic 3: Sacrific

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Vampire Vic 3: Sacrifice by Harris Gray

FINALLY WE CAN ALL GET ALONG, THANKS TO VAMPIRES

Romania in the year 1586. “Improved” vampires are ascendant and young slayer Trubadur Maistru hunts the Morbius carrier before he can choose the next vampire queen. Too late-Trubadur finds his true love Nadia seduced and bitten.

But this incarnation of Morbius wields an unexpected power, and Nadia and Trubadur slay their way from Transylvania to Bucharest, where their fateful climax sows the seed for a rebirth of the curse.

Modern day Atlantic City. Rumors of a new Morbius greet the world’s most powerful vampires as they convene to execute their takeover. The “V-8” (there are actually 11) brand their would-be slayers as terrorists and launch a lethal “anti-terrorism” campaign.

Now a war-weary world hears a young and beautiful, fanged voice promising peace….

Humans embrace vampires and ancient curses couple with the world’s finest technologies-drones, virtual reality, multi-level marketing organizations. Yet everything hinges on the fated lovers, Eugene and Amberly. In Vampire Vic’s final chapter, true love cannot save everyone; it only promises there will be sacrifice.

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 Harris Gray

Author’s Bio

Allan Harris and Jason Gray are the writing duo Harris Gray, authors of multiple novels and screenplays, a Christmas play, and a collection of stories from Jason’s younger days. An early version of JAVA MAN was a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers contest. Allan is a former guest columnist for The Denver Post. Jason owns Crowfoot Valley Coffee and the Crowbar, land of rumor and embellishment.

The Harris Gray collaboration began in Jason’s coffee shop. Allan wrote, and eavesdropped as Jason entertained his customers. One day Allan found a little yellow notepad waiting for him, crammed to the margins with Jason’s exploits. Allan typed them, touched them up, and called it good, but Jason had other ideas. As their tales converged and became inseparable, Harris Gray took shape…the writer and the storyteller.

Allan and Jason are both married with a couple kids apiece, but many people still consider them a couple. Vampire Vic launched the VV Trilogy in March 2013; Book Three is due October 2016.

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My Review

5 stars

We start the story in Bucharest in 1586. Trubadur Maistru is a vampire slayer returning to do his job and find his former love Nadia Rakoczis. But Tru learns that the current Morbius vampire has passed on his carrier to a new vampire, Nadia. But Nadia is also blessed/cursed with the ability to see vampire’s weaknesses. Together Tru and Nadia work together to kill vampires since being together seems to keep the Morbius and curse at bay for Nadia.

In the present day, vampires are trying to rule despite the slayers. They decide to turn Amberly, Vic’s daughter, into a vampire to draw him out of hiding. Then they plan on using him to their advantage. But Vic and Eugene are doing whatever they can to stop the vampires along with several other adventures along the way.

This is a hilarious series that I have enjoyed following along with. It’s more of a comedy of errors following Vic and Eugene on the search for the Morbius diary. They truly are an Odd Couple. They clearly would rather be anywhere than working together, yet they have to make the best of it.

Then you have Tru and Nadia. Watching them interact was interesting. Tru clearly loves her and is rather upset that she was bitten by a vampire and slept with him. Nadia balances on the fine line of dark and evil and willing to help Tru. How they break the curse comes back to Vic and Eugene and had me laughing hysterically.

This is a great series, a wonderful story with lots of action, blood, and hilarity around every corner. This is one series that I recommend everyone read.

I received Vampire Vic 3 from the authors for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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The Shimmering Road

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The Shimmering Road (Charlie Cates – 2) by Hester Young

Five months after the events at Evangeline, Charlie Cates and her boyfriend Noah are anticipating the birth of their baby daughter in Texas.

Their excitement about the future is tempered, however, by a recurring nightmare Charlie has about getting shot in the belly while showering. Is her dream simply the product of an anxious mind, or is it a premonition, a message that she and her daughter are in danger?

When Charlie learns that the mother who abandoned her as a toddler, is the victim of a double murder in Arizona, she thinks it has nothing to do with her. Yet the other victim—a half-sister Charlie never knew she had—has left behind a child, a little girl who speaks to Charlie in her dreams.

Convinced that she must help her orphaned niece, Charlie travels with Noah to Arizona, where she must confront her own painful ties to her mother … and untangle a web of secrets that will reveal the truth of her own nightmare.

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 Hester Young

Author’s Bio

Hester Young holds a Master’s degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration from The University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and her work has been published in literary magazines such as The Hawai’i Review. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a teacher in Arizona and New Hampshire. She lives with her husband and two children in New Jersey. Her first novel, The Gates of Evangeline, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s best books of 2015, an Indie Next Pick, a SIBA Summer Okra Pick, and a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Thriller Award for “Best New Novel.”

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My Review

4 stars

Charlie Cates is late in her pregnancy and happy with her boyfriend Noah. But Charlie is having nightmares again and the one where she gets shot in the shower is bothering both her and Noah. Then she has the vision of a child walking through blood and learns that her half sister and mother has been killed. She is dreaming about her niece Micky. Charlie and Noah head to Tucson, Arizona to help Micky, solve the murder investigation, and learn more about her own past.

This is a great mystery. There are so many possible murderers and for a variety of reasons. I really liked how Charlie learned more about her past. I makes you understand why she doesn’t really want to adopt Micky at first. It was interesting all the things you have to go through to adopt a child, I never realized how involved it could be. Then you have the whole immigration issue too since Ruben, Micky’s father lives in Mexico.

There is a lot happening in this story that keeps you guessing until the end. I like The Gates of Evangeline and I really love the sequel. Although you will have more background story I do think you could read The Shimmering Road as a stand-alone mystery. Make sure to get a copy today.

I received The Shimmering Road from the publisher for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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