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Award-winning author Joylene Nowell Butler is showcasing not one, but two of her intriguing books in two different formats and you could win a copy of one of them.
Joylene won the IPPY Silver Medal with Broken But Not Dead. Once only available in print, the book has received a fresh new cover and title for readers to enjoy and is now available in eBook format. Maski: Broken But Not Dead is the prequel to Joylene’s 2016 release, Mâtowak: Woman Who Cries, which is now available in audio format.
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Maski: Broken But Not Dead
By Joylene Nowell Butler
Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press LLC
eBook ISBN 9781939844385
To the Breaking Point…
When Brendell Meshango resigns from her university professor position and retreats to her isolated cabin to repair her psyche, she is confronted by a masked intruder. His racial comments lead her to believe she is the solitary victim of a hate crime.
          However, is all as it appears? After two bizarre days, the intruder mysteriously disappears but continues to play mind games with her. Taught by her mother to distrust the mainstream-based power structures, and with her stalker possibly linked to a high level of government, Brendell conceals the incident from the police. But will her silence keep her safe?
          Then her beloved daughter, Zoë, is threatened and Brendell takes matters into her own hands. To save Zoë, Brendell searches for the stalker and confronts not just a depraved madman but her own fears and prejudices.

Comments on Maski: Broken But Not Dead:

“A psychological thriller filled with suspense, action and drama…”

– John Bell, 93.1CFIS-FM: Prince George, BC

“Riveting and beautifully written. You won’t be able to set it down.” 

-Judith S. Avila, author

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Mâtowak: Woman Who Cries
By Joylene Nowell Butler
Psychological Thriller

Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press LLC

A murder enveloped in pain and mystery…
When Canada’s retired Minister of National Defense, Leland Warner, is murdered in his home, the case is handed to Corporal Danny Killian, an aboriginal man tortured by his wife’s unsolved murder. The suspect, 60-year-old Sally Warner, still grieves for the loss of her two sons, dead in a suicide/murder eighteen months earlier. Confused and damaged, she sees in Corporal Killian a friend sympathetic to her grief and suffering and wants more than anything to trust him.
Danny finds himself with a difficult choice-indict his prime suspect, the dead minister’s horribly abused wife or find a way to protect her and risk demotion. Or worse, transfer away from the scene of his wife’s murder and the guilt that haunts him…
Joylene, Métis, is the author of Dead Witness, Broken But Not Dead, and Break Time. She and her husband and their two cats reside in Canada for the summers and Nayarit, Mexico, for the winters. They believe life should be an adventure. 
For more on Joylene and her writing, visit her website and blog, as well as connect with her on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.
This tour-wide giveaway is for two (2) eBook copies of Maski: Broken But Not Dead and two (2) audio copies of Mâtowak: Woman Who Cries. The giveaway ends July 6.
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Thanks for stopping by today. Does it bother you to read books out of order even if they are standalones and can be read that way?

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I would like to thank Mason at MC Book Tours for the opportunity to share about these wonderful books.

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Those That Remain

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Those That Remain (The Mechanic Trilogy – 1) by Rob Ashman

The heat of the Florida summer is relentless. Lucas is coasting to retirement in a mundane Florida police precinct. His world falls apart when a brutal serial killer codenamed Mechanic lands on his patch.

Three years ago they thought Mechanic was dead. But Mechanic is very much alive and the savage ritualistic murders continue. No family is safe from the threat of slaughter at this sadistic killer’s hands.

Mechanic is always one step ahead and Lucas is forced to operate outside the law.

Who can he trust?

The shocking truth is more terrifying than Lucas could ever imagine … and he has to put his life on the line to get it.

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Author’s Bio

Rob is married to Karen with two grown up daughters. He is originally from South Wales and after moving around with work settled in North Lincolnshire where he’s spent the last twenty-two years.

Like all good welsh valley boys Rob worked for the National Coal Board after leaving school at sixteen and went to University at the tender age of twenty-three when the pit closures began to bite. Since then he’s worked in a variety of manufacturing and consulting roles both in the UK and abroad.

It took Rob twenty-four years to write his first book. He only became serious about writing it when his dad got cancer. It was an aggressive illness and Rob gave up work for three months to look after him and his mum. Writing Those That Remain became his coping mechanism. After he wrote the book his family encouraged him to continue, so not being one for half measures, Rob got himself made redundant, went self-employed so he could devote more time to writing and four years later the Mechanic Trilogy is the result.

When he is not writing, Rob is a frustrated chef with a liking for beer and prosecco, and is known for occasional outbreaks of dancing.

Rob will be publishing all three books in the Mechanic Trilogy with Bloodhound Books – the second novel is titled In Your Name and the third is called Pay The Penance.

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My Review

5 stars

Detective Edmund Lucas wants nothing more than to retire in peace and quiet. But when he is called in to the burglary of the daughter of a congressman, things take a turn for the worst. On the television is a finger print of the killer Mechanic. This should be impossible since he was supposed to have died three years earlier. As they look around the house the detectives are at a loss since nothing matches his motive. Then they discover the family next door.

Mechanic had a rough childhood and now finds himself killing or hurting himself to stop the voices in his head. But he is cleaver and the police are going to start finding one dead end after another. They look to the original FBI profiler for this case and learn he has been killed. Thankfully his protégé is still around and can help. But how did he survive and will Lucas be able to stop him before he adds more lives to his list.

This is an amazing, bloody good story. I loved Lucas, he just wants to end his career on a good note not get wrapped up with Mechanic. But it will be up to him to stop him. Mechanic, although the bad guy, you can almost feel for him and the torture that he goes through. Mind you that doesn’t excuse the brutal killings and such.

This story will draw you in and not let you go. I just wanted to read a couple chapters and ended up reading the whole book and got nothing accomplished around the house. This is brutal and engrossing but remember it is going to be a trilogy. All I have to say to Rob Ashman about that is, “Hurry up and get writing!!!”

I received Those That Remain from Bloodhound Books for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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