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BOOK BLAST! LIES COME TRUE by EMERALD O’BRIEN

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Lies Come True
SERIES – The Avery Hart Trilogy, Book One
AUTHOR – Emerald O’Brien
GENRE – New Adult Mystery
PUBLICATION DATE – April 17th 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – unformatted right now, but 65k words
PUBLISHER – Emerald O’Brien
COVER ARTIST – Najla Qamber Designs

BOOK SYNOPSIS

Avery Hart narrowly escapes death after being attacked in the woods of Crown River.

Ten years later…

The body of a young woman is found along the path of a park in the same town. The killer is cunning and ruthless, but even the best killers make mistakes.

Fiona Wolfe, the second woman to be attacked, survives and reveals a potential link between the current killer and the attack on Avery Hart.

Noah Cotter, an ambitious new inspector, becomes drawn to the case when his curiosity combines with his attraction to Avery.

The dangerous search for truth appears to be muddied with each shocking secret brought to light, as Avery, Fiona, and Noah realize that when someone is deceived for too long, sometimes…

Lies Come True

 

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REVIEW

The author starts the novel with a dramatic scene and ends on the same note!

This was an intensely written debut that hooked me! The story line is thrilling, terrifying, and quite hard to predict. Although the series is donned the “Avery Hart Trilogy”, this installment revolves around several other characters. Avery, Noah and Fiona play leading roles, but the secondary characters seem to shine as much as the aforementioned trio. I enjoyed the twists and different points of view, as well as the hint of a blossoming romance. There was a great deal of heartbreak and a few gruesome scenes, but this was handled intelligently which strengthened the story. The ending was shocking and I can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us!

I must warn that this is a cliffhanger, and a doozy at that! I highly recommend to lovers of murder mysteries & thrillers. You won’t be disappointed!

EXCERPT

She turned back up the trail, and pushed herself to go forward. The next few strides hurt less than the first. She picked up her pace, and squinted into the last of the sunlight, as her heart pounded in her chest.

She took deep breaths as she pushed herself harder, confident that she was gaining ground, and when she reached a clearing by the lake, she looked back.

It was a man, or what looked like one, but his face was white. And red.

AUTHORS PLAYLIST

Music I listened to before I wrote Lies Come True (The Avery Hart Trilogy, Book One) and while I’m writing The Avery Hart Trilogy, Book Two:

Go– Meg Myers
Scared– The Tragically Hip
Got You Where I Want You (re-recorded)– The Flys
If I Didn’t Know Better– Nashville Soundtrack
Breath of Life– Florence and the Machine
Shouldn’t Have To– The Mark Inside
Bent– Matchbox 20
Make a Shadow– Meg Myers
Lie– Ryan Levine
Shadows– Lindsey Stirling
and the whole soundtrack to Gone Girl

ABOUT THIS LITERARY CHEF

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Emerald O’Brien is a Canadian writer who grew up just East of Toronto, Ontario. S

he graduated from the program of Television Broadcasting and Communications Media at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. Emerald is the author of new adult mysteries Darkness Follows and it’s sequel, Shadows Remain. Her upcoming release, Lies Come True (The Avery Hart Trilogy, Book One), is also a new adult mystery.

When she isn’t reading or writing, Emerald can be found with her family and friends. Emerald loves to cook and entertain, and spends many nights watching movies with her husband and their two beagle pups.

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3 Darkness Follows ebooks
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RELEASE DAY BLITZ! ROMANCING CHRISTMAS: 10 LOVE STORIES TO SPICE UP THE HOLIDAYS!

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Romancing Christmas: 10 Love Stories to Spice up the Holidays

Multi-author boxed set
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Genre: Holiday Romance

Cover Artist: http://www.bellamediamanagement.com

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Do you like your Christmas nice…or a little naughty? Bring the season into your heart with love stories to match your mood. This boxed set from 10 of today’s hottest romance authors will warm your heart even on the coldest night.

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Join the ROMANCING CHRISTMAS authors for their LAUNCH DAY PARTY! The authors and a slew of their sassy friends will be celebrating the release, November 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM (EASTERN TIME).

Prizes Galore, Q&A, Authors, Readers, Books, and FUN! So what are you waiting for? Come join us and have a blast!

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~~Review~~

This is an excellent collection that made me swoon, cry, want to hold my honey tight, and reconnect with loved ones!  Each author has written a seasonal story to get you in the mood for the holidays.  The variety gives each type of romance lover something to love about this set, as we all have different tastes.  The gifts inside are as lovely as the wrapping.  I definitely recommend!

~~Novellas included in set~~

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USA Today Bestselling Author Dale Mayer ~ Broken Protocols 3.5

When Charmin Marvin wonders when Christmas Day would be in their new time frame, he sets events in motion no one could have expected.

Dani and Charmin lost a lot when they were brought 200 years into the future. But nostalgia brings the possibility of Christmas back into Dani’s life – if she can make it happen.

Levi hates to deny Dani anything, but all holidays were removed from his society by the government decades ago. He has no idea what she’s talking about – and when he does research and finds out – he wonders if something can be done. And someone outside of their small family wonders, too…

Dani has the best of intentions – but creating Christmas in a world that no longer knows what a holiday is makes her life very complicated very quickly.

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Award-winning author H.D. Thomson ~ Shades of Holly

Do you like murder and mystery with your mistletoe?

Enter Zach Howard, a man who’s finally managed to get his life on track this holiday season, until that is, he comes across a pair of otherworldly sunglasses. They reveal scenes of a terrifying future. Holly, the one woman he’s never stopped loving, is in danger of a psychopath. This time around, he’s determined to fight for Holly, even at the risk of his own life. But even if he manages to save her, can Zach restore her faith in him? He prays that this Christmas miracles and angels do exist.

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Chantel Rhondeau ~ Season For Love

The specter of death tempered by beautiful miracles is all in a day’s work for head nurse Tess Riggs and pediatric specialist Dr. Dash Brisson. But discovering Christmas is the season for love could be their biggest challenge yet.

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Award-winning author Leslie Lynch ~ Christmas Hope

A one-man landscape business keeps a roof over Sam Bledsoe’s head and food on the table—and keeps his badly scarred face away from curious eyes. Free spirit Becca Sweet is pregnant—and down on her luck. With Christmas and a storm on the way, living in her car is no longer an option. When Sam comes to Becca’s rescue, they discover that Christmas hope applies to all, even to them. Will hope lead to love, the most precious Christmas gift of all?

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Award-winning author Sandy Loyd ~ A Christmas Miracle

Megan Jenkins isn’t looking forward to Christmas, a holiday that reminds her of what she had and lost, a husband who died right after Christmas the year before, leaving her a young widow with a fatherless son to raise. During the course of this Christmas Eve, Megan experiences her own Christmas Miracle as she learns the true meaning of giving with the help of Kevin Murdock, a long-time friend who’s always been there for her.

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Barbara Lohr ~ The Salty Carmel Christmas

Nothing ever changes for Rachel Morgan in Paris, Indiana. And then Eli kisses her. When Rachel returns home for Christmas, she’s not exactly the family success story. The soft-spoken guy with killer blue eyes makes Rachel take a second look. Paris offers her a second chance. Sometimes life can be like a salty Christmas caramel—sweet but with a tang you remember. Sometimes the boy you leave behind is the man you want forever.

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Marcia James ~ Heating Up the Holidays

When Chris Spencer returns home with his daughter, he’s not looking for a second chance with his first love. And the last thing Nicky Paxton needs at Christmas time is her high school heart-breaker. But thanks to a hairless dog and a lonely child, they might get their Christmas desires.

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Carolyn Hughey ~ Insanity Claus

A widow of two years, Mallory Gardner is struggling to keep her business alive and still function in her dysfunctional family. Having two daughters, one of which who blames Mallory for her father’s death is enough to test anyone’s sanity. But when Arden J. Miller waltzes into town, he has other ideas—like capturing Mallory’s heart even though love is the last thing on her mind.

Can two irresistible forces deal with immovable objects, or will the effects of the holiday spirit help resolve issues previously thought to be unsolvable?

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Tallulah Grace ~ A Family for Christmas

Erin Matthews returns home to find closure, but she soon discovers truths that change her life forever. Luke Simmons never expected to meet a woman who sparks fire in his soul, even as his heart is breaking. Together, they find healing, and the true spirit of Christmas, in the love of a patchwork family.

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Rachelle Ayala ~ A Father for Christmas

Single mother Kelly Kennedy can’t afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn’t believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever.

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW! NEST by Esther Ehrlich

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SYNOPSIS

For fans of Jennifer Holm (Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise), a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp’s mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes.

Chirp finds comfort in watching her beloved wild birds. She also finds a true friend in Joey, the mysterious boy who lives across the street. Together they create their own private world and come up with the perfect plan: Escape. Adventure. Discovery.

Nest is Esther Ehrlich’s stunning debut novel. Her lyrical writing is honest, humorous, and deeply affecting. Chirp and Joey will steal your heart. Long after you finish Nest, the spirit of Chirp and her loving family will stay with you.

 

REVIEW

What a wonderful debut novel!

Ehrlich has created a very emotional story that moved me.  The characters are relatable, the setting is perfect, and the flow is flawless.  It has a “My Girl” feel to it, which I adore, and I couldn’t help crying during a few scenes.  I also love how Jewish traditions and meals are shared with such ease; I want chocolate Babka! For those old enough to remember the ’70’s, be ready for a walk down memory lane as Tab and David Cassidy,(my first crush), make a debut.  Although middle schooler’s are the targeted audience, I would consider this for mature eighth grader’s and up.

This is an author to watch, and a novel to pick up!

I hate spoilers, but I must mention that parents should be aware that serious illnesses, suicide, death, and abuse are part of the story. 

ABOUT THIS LITERARY CHEF

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TO LEARN MORE CHECK OUT HER WEBSITE:

http://estherehrlich.com/

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