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Author B. K. Stubblefield shares Beneath The Surface

Beneath the Surface
Secrets In Oak Creek Book 2
by B.K. Stubblefield
Genre: Mystery, Romance
He clutched his head in his hands. His shoulders shook, but no sound
came. Minutes stretched, interrupted only by the pop of burning wood.”
Ryan Collins had it all – financial freedom, an exciting career, and
attractive women. A favorite photographer in the glamorous world of
fashion, his lifestyle is the envy of many. Only a few know of the
demons that haunt him.
When Ryan and Emily Carmichael discover Oak Creek’s dirty secret, they
become witnesses to a drug crime. With Ryan’s plans for a career
change temporarily on hold, the physical and emotional attraction to
Emily grows strong. But a twisted truth taught so many years ago
spirals to the surface and strangles his heart. A romantic
relationship just isn’t meant to be.
While assisting a friend with a documentary in the African wild, Ryan is
forced to confront his terrors. As the battle within rages will he be
able to permanently silence the voices this time? Will he find a way
back to Emily, and the happiness he so desperately craves? Or is
it too late?
**Only .99 cents!!**
Secrets in Oak Creek
Secrets In Oak Creek Book 1

A small town with a dark secret. A new arrival in grave danger. Can she
solve the mystery before she ends up the next victim?

The best part of Emily’s childhood may have been the time she spent with
her quirky aunt. So when her favorite relative passes away, she drops
everything to attend the funeral in the small town of Oak Creek. But
she never expected to inherit her aunt’s entire estate, including her
massive black dog Bentley. Just as she starts to get the hang of
small-town life, an unknown driver runs her off the road and sends
her to the hospital.
As doctors tend to her and she makes a connection with a charming Oak
Creek resident named Ryan, Emily racks her brain to figure out who
would want her dead. When sparks start to fly between her and the
Good Samaritan that sat by her bedside, they team up to solve the
mystery. Digging into the crime starts to reveal a dark side to Oak
Creek and long-held secrets nobody wants revealed. Emily and Ryan
must uncover the truth before her assailant comes back to finish the job.
**Only .99 cents!!**
B.K. Stubblefield is a new writer with a passion for animal rescue. After adopting her new
dog Harper, she was quickly overwhelmed with the challenges of
raising a “puppy on steroids”. Together with her close
friend, Debra Wagner, she published ‘Rescued: A Tale of Two Dogs’,
two nonfiction tales of love, patience and commitment.
In an effort to help bring awareness to animal neglect and abuse in our own
neighborhoods, B.K. Stubblefield shares several short stories of
animals brought out of the shadows and into the light of love in her
second book “Rescued: Out of The Shadows.”
Fictional short stories and memory books/journals continue to carry the theme
of dog rescue.
B.K. Stubblefield is also a contributing author to “Be Their Voice: An Anthology for Rescue, Volume I & II
Her debut novel, ‘Secrets in Oak Creek’, a mystery/romance, was published in November 2017.
Born and raised in Germany, the author has spent many years supporting her husband’s
military career. Moving between Europe and the United States, she now
makes her home in the small rural town of Elizabethtown, Kentucky
where she enjoys the slower pace of small town living. Early morning
weekend walks with her dog Harper are among her favorite activities.
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Book Blitz Love at First Sound by Amaka Azie

LOVE AT FIRST SOUND BY AMAKA AZIE

Stand-Alone: yes
Publisher: Love Africa Press
Publication Date:  June 17, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Sensual

Heartbroken Emem moves away to start again. Can sexy younger Yomi rebuild her heart?

Heartbroken after discovering her fiancé’s double life, Emem Akpan ends the relationship and moves into an apartment at the other end of Lagos, determined to get her life back on track with no more diversions.

However, a massive dose of distraction bumps into her in the form of Yomi, a sexy younger man who has set his sights on her and will stop at nothing to get her attention.

Yomi Oladipo has always harboured a crush on Sasha, the anchor of his favourite radio show …. who happens to be none other than Emem, his new downstairs neighbour. Enthralled, he wants to get to know her better, but just when she decides to give them a chance, a troubling secret about her shatters his heart.

After experiencing a savage betrayal by someone he once trusted, will Yomi be able to overcome Emem’s devastating revelation?

ABOUT AMAKA AZIE

Amaka Azie writes romance fiction set in tropical West Africa. She explores the beauty and intricacies of the continent in her sweet and sensual love stories.

Born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa, she developed a passion for reading at the age of twelve. Her interest in writing began in secondary school when she joined the press club, and her active imagination has captured the interests of many.

Apart from getting lost in creating fascinating fictional characters, Amaka enjoys reading, painting and travelling with her family.

She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and daughters and where she also practices as a part-time family doctor.

Amaka was named one of the Most Influential Authors Under Forty by the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) for the years 2017 and 2018.

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#SneakPeek Banking on Love by Iris Bolling

Jonathan Michael moved from London England to claim the woman who inspired him to greatness. In the course of him finding his happily ever after, she is kidnapped and held for a ransom he does not have the power to pay…control of her family’s bank.

Grace-Heather always knew something was missing from her life. It never occurred to her he was always a phone call away. Discovering love filled her heart in a way she never imagined. Happiness is within her reach when she is literally snatched off a street corner and held for ransom.

The family bank is the key to her freedom, but will the family be willing to pay the price or will she have to Bank On Love to save her.

Excerpt
Prologue – Part I

Mission confirmed.

Secure the building with maximum coverage to ensure our man enters and leaves still breathing.

“Man one, confirm you have target in sight.”

“Man one, target in bull’s eye.”

“Roger that. Man two, confirm location.”

“Man two, left of back door. If it opens their ass is mine.”

“Copy that. Man three, confirm second target in sight.”

“Man three, target two in sight, front window covered.”

“Copy that. We are a go.”

The black SUV pulled around the corner with two occupants. Myles Dunning and Jerome Morgan.

“Anything goes off script you hit the ground. I will cover the room.”

“This is a meeting, Jerome,” Myles stated. “We are not here to kill anyone.”

“Then I suggest they make no wrongs moves,” Jerome stated as he parked the vehicle. Another black SUV pulled in front of them and parked. Jerome stepped out on the driver’s side of the vehicle. He watched as another vehicle parked behind them. Jerome scanned the area as he walked around the vehicle to the passenger door. Satisfied with what he saw, he opened the door, allowing Myles to step out.

“You are clear to walk in,” Michael Dunning’s voice came through the earwig Jerome was wearing.

“Infra-scan shows two bodies and the boss is inside.”

Jerome gave a slight nod. “Say what you have to say then we leave. Clear.”

Myles nodded. “Clear.”

It would be a lie if Myles said his nerves were not on edge. Dealing with the mob was not something he ever imagined he would have to do. Yet, he was here about to confront the man who was threatening to infiltrate his bank. No one gets to control the bank but a Dunning. His father did not allow it, and neither would he.

He stood back as Jerome opened the door then stepped inside. Myles followed.

On the front of the building was the name Pavel & Sons Real Estate. The man he was meeting, Nikolai Pavlovsky, was the head of the Russian mob on the east coast. He had called ahead requesting the meeting, so they were expected. He decided, when this meeting was over, he was going to kill Walker Dunning Jr. with his bare hands. It was his stupidity that had them in this position.

Inside, the building looked like any other real estate office. Pictures of available properties were on the wall. Desks with files, computers, laptops and office supplies on top lined each side of the room. Since it was a midnight meeting, the place was empty of any employees. To their knowledge, there were three people other than them in the building. Pavlovsky and two body men.

“Mr. Dunning,” a man from the back of the office called out. “Mr. Pavlovsky will see you now.” He held a door open that led to a back office.

“I need to check that room before my man goes inside,” Jerome stated.

The man frowned. “That would be an insult to the boss.”

“Jerome,” Myles interceded. “I am good.” He walked to the room.

At a large antique desk, a gentleman with dark hair, in his early or mid-fifties looked up as he walked in. Myles wasn’t sure what to expect, but he anticipated the person would be an older man, with a bald head and dangerous looking eyes. This man looked like any businessman Myles would be sitting across the table from on any given day. Nothing about the man screamed dangerous or sinister, yet Myles knew the man was not to be underestimated.

“Mr. Pavlovsky.” He extended his hand. “My name is Myles Dunning. Thank you for seeing me on short notice. May I?” Myles pointed to the seat.
Nikolai nodded his head. “Please.”

“Thank you.” Myles took the seat in front of the desk. “My father was Hepburn Dunning, CEO of Dunning Bank and Trust. A few months ago he was murdered. I was voted in to head my organization. As the head of an organization when someone threatens my territory I have two choices. Stand my ground or give in. The moment I give in, I am no longer in control of my organization.”

Pavlovsky held up his hand. “Pauley, would you and our visitor step inside the room.”

Myles watched as the man he called Pauley and Jerome walked in. Pavlovsky pushed a button under his desk.

Jerome seemed to immediately know what was happening. “We are sealed,” he said into his earwig.
Pavlovsky nodded with a smirk. “We may now speak freely.” He looked at Jerome. “Government trained?” he questioned.

Jerome gave a slight nod.

“Mercenary?” Pavlovsky asked.

“Worse.” Jerome responded with a glared at Pavlovsky.

“Loyalist.” Pavlovsky smiled then glanced at Myles.

“I’m impressed, Mr. Dunning. How many men do you have surrounding us?”

“Enough to ensure I leave here breathing.”
Pavlovsky nodded. “Please continue.”

Myles continued. “It has come to my attention that Stephen Pavel, a man I am told is under your authority, is attempting to take control of my organization. I cannot allow that to happen. Out of respect, I’ve come to you to resolve this situation.”
Pavlovsky sat forward. “Mr. Dunning, my condolences on the death of your father. I admired the way he took care of his community and his leadership abilities.” He smiled. “The fact that you brought this situation to my attention is an indication of your respect for my position. I assure you, my next question is out of necessity and no disrespect is meant. Is any other entity aware of this situation?”

“Yes, the situation was brought to my attention from an outside agency,” Myles replied. “However, they are not aware of my visit here or a part of my decision-making process.”

“From previous experience, I assume they made certain requests of you, yet you turned their protection away. May I ask why?”

“As I stated before, I have no desire to turn control of my bank over to anyone. You are a businessman, so am I. We will solve this situation to both of our satisfaction then go our separate ways.”

Pavlovsky nodded with a smirk. “We do handle our business a little different from the past. It is good of you to recognize us as a business to be handled with respect. Tell me of this situation.”

About The Iris Bolling

Iris Bolling is the CEO of Siri Austin Entertainment. This award-winning entrepreneur is the recipient of several literary honors. Including the illustrious Author of The Year, twice since the inception of her career, in 2012 and 2014. She was also named Conversations Magazines Top 25 Women of the Year. Ms. Bolling has also been featured in MizCEO Magazine, USA Today, Style Weekly, NBC News, RT Reviews, and Richmond Magazine. In addition, she has been featured on countless podcasts and blogs.

Iris Bolling continues to garner local and global attention with her production company, Siri Austin Entertainment. To date, her company has produced one movie and two television series; Deadly Sexy, The Heart Season One, The Heart Season Two. She has a highly anticipated movie production, based on the work of New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, Brenda Jackson. The project is slated to start production in October.

Contact information

Website: https://www.irisbolling.net/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Iris-Bolling/e/B003OO376I
Twitter: @siriaustin
Facebook:https://m.facebook.com/iris.bolling
Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2389949.Iris_Bolling

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#BookTour #SneakPeek Demon Vankil by Jaime Buckley

Demoni Vankil
Hobin Luckyfelller’s Fieldguide Book 1
by Jaime Buckley
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

An ancient puzzle box.

Fourteen letters.

A Council of Whispers.

and a clerk.

Discover the 700 year old secret millions died to protect.

Goodreads members call this book, “Surprising,” “Emotional,” “Fantastic,” and, “…one of the best love stories I have ever read.” With an average rating of 5 Stars, “…you’ve got me hooked in a way that I can’t shake.”

I must dedicate part of this review to the author, Jaime Buckley. This guy is a genius. The effort and heart he has obviously put into his work, the characters and this world is mind-blowing.” – Jennifer, UK

The pacing of this book was perfect! As I said, it’s only a short story, and sometimes it’s difficult to get the pacing right in short stories, however Mr. Buckley gets the pacing spot on! I found myself wanting to know more before I had even finished the chapter I was on!” – Heather, AU

I’ve read plenty of books that have gnomes IN them, but having one for the main character was not only new, but this was one of the most enjoyable books I’ve ever read.” – Leilani, USA

This book has all of the qualities of a great mystery and a great fantasy molded together into a wonderful story. As a mystery and fantasy junkie, I couldn’t be more thrilled that those genres were combined!” – Kaitlyn, USA

I would have thought it well worth reading just for the finale.” – Shadowlantern, USA

I was able to connect with the characters so well, Jaime’s writings have a way to bring out emotions ( good and bad) that make you feel that you know and care for the people yourreading about in the book.” – Jeremiah, USA

Experience the wonders of this fictional world at https://wantedhero.com

Shaking it lightly, I could still hear the loose piece inside. Never did figure out how to open it. Adjusting the cybernetic implant in my left eye, I examined the box more thoroughly. The craftsmanship was extraordinary. Evolu make, would be my guess. It almost looked like the box was grown from a single plant, the mark of a true master’s hand. There were small symbols, almost invisible, hidden in the very knots of the wood, but not ones I could identify. These were new to me.
If I slide the carved shapes in the right combination, it should open. Well, nearly a week and more than a hundred attempts later…the lid slid open. The puzzle was solved.
…or so I thought.
Contained inside was a set of letters. Fourteen in all, neatly folded and stacked together tied with a simple blue ribbon. Setting the box aside, I untied the bow and lightly examined the letters with the end of a pencil, careful not to let the oils of my skin mar their surface. The two top letters were deeply creased, worn and lightly stained, while the other twelve were crisp, showing minimal wear. Actually, they looked as if they could have been written yesterday. Fascinating.
I would soon discover that the answers to the greatest mystery of my career had been in my possession for decades…
Jaime Buckley is an Author of YA Fantasy, a Professional illustrator &
father of 12.
He’s earned the titles of Author, Illustrator, Cartoonist, Game Designer, Dragon
Lord, King Maker, Monster Hunter, Sliver Slayer, Trainer of Heroes,
Breaker of Bridges, Smoker of Meats, Sucker of Slurpees, World
Builder and Elf Friend(ish). He’s also been known as Dad, Daddy,
Poppa, Papa Bear, Grandpa, ‘sweetie’ and ‘Heya Gorgeous’
(though that last title is used solely by his wife).
Jaime currently holds Bob’s Book of World Records for sucking 42
raspberry Jell-O cubes through a straw in 90 seconds…and continues
to defend his Clockworks record for back to back arm wrestling wins
(97.8 gnomes). He’s always wanted to be a member of the Green Lantern
Corps, but they rejected his application.
Apparently, they don’t have spandex suits in 5XL (their loss).
Aside from marrying his darling wife and being a father to 12 very cool
(and properly raised) children, Wanted Hero and Worldbuilding Inc are
his favorite projects to date.
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