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Is Your Book Club Looking for Ideas? Here Are Four

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Here’s something to talk about at your next book club! BookTrib.com‘s new deal with the Girly Book Club sends 4 book club worthy reads from select publishers to 50 U.S. book clubs every month. BookTrib’s Jim Alkon describes the four titles in the program’s inaugural package. Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways! Books in this episode: The Mapmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Nouri Huges Eight Goodbyes by Christine Brae The Drum That Beats Within Us by Mike Bond Darling Girl by Terry H. Watkins BookTrib is a community of readers created by Meryl Moss Media.

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‘Harem Scarem!’: 2017’s Spookiest Thrillers to Read on Halloween

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When you think of October, you may think of ghosts, mysteries, thrills, and chills. So do we! We LOVE Halloween! The costumes, the candy and mostly, all the”creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky” reads that come with this season. Here are some of our favorite new thrillers just in time for Halloween! When They Come for You, James W. Hall When They Come for You puts front and center everything that makes James W. Hall one of our finest novelists and not just thriller writers, even though his seminal series hero Thorn is nowhere to be found. Taking Thorn’s place is photographer Harper McDaniel who finds herself in her own private hell after her husband and baby are burned to death. Finding…

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Check Out This Week’s Thrilling Novels

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Dear Reader, See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Readers, Like most writers I’m often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” The question is difficult lately since I write serial killer books. It seems real life killers are claiming more and more victims lately, or maybe it feels that way because of increased media coverage. My fellow thriller writers and I must walk a narrow line, providing entertainment that’s also horrifying. Whatever horrors we create, real killers devise even worse ways to kill &/or torture, there is no shortage of genuine brutality. So we writers have to walk that line,…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Mike Bond, Author of Killing Maine

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Surfer and Special Forces vet Pono Hawkins leaves Hawaii for Maine’s brutal winter to help former SF buddy Bucky Franklin beat a politcally motivated murder rap. Pono quickly learns that Maine is as politically corrupt as Hawaii, with huge energy corporations gobbling up the state’s beautiful mountains and purchasing its politicians at bargain prices. He is hunted, shot at, betrayed, and stalked by knife-wielding assassins as he tries to find the murderer and free his buddy. Nothing is certain, no one can be trusted, no place is safe. And with a rap sheet that includes two undeserved jail sentences, Pono is a target for every cop in the state. Second in the Pono Hawkins series after the critically-acclaimed, best-seller SAVING…

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Can Mike Bond Save the Beautiful Maine Environment?

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In most thrillers, when a Special Forces vet battles the forces of evil, he fights for his life, his allies and his country, all in a fictional environment. But when Pono Hawkins, the main character of Mike Bond’s new thriller Killing Maine (Mandevilla Press, 2015), takes on the bad guys, he doesn’t just do it in a make-believe world—he’s fighting for you and for the natural beauty of our real-life America. Bond said his first Pono Hawkins novel, Saving Paradise, was written in part to deal with what he called “the approaching tragedy” of an energy project that would have stripped the Hawaiian island, Molokai, of much of its environmental splendor. In Killing Maine, Hawkins leaves his tropical paradise and…

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A terrifying international manhunt! A wicked love story!

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See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Happy reading!  Dear Reader, You love her and she loves you, but she’s been hired to kill you. Can you trust her? You are innocent but hunted by spy agencies worldwide. She wants to save you, but if she doesn’t kill you she will be killed. Can you save her? A terrifying international manhunt and stunning love story, Tibetan Cross “grips the reader from the very first chapter to the climactic ending.” (UPI) For a chance to win a free copy please email me at Contact at http://mikebondbooks.com/contact-2/ Mike Bond http://www.MikeBondBooks.com Dear Reader,…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Mike Bond and Tibetan Cross

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An American climber in the Himalayas stumbles on a shipment of backpack nuclear weapons headed into Tibet for use against China. Pursued by spy agencies and other killers across Asia, North Africa, Europe and the United States, he is captured then rescued by a beautiful young woman with whom he forms a deadly liaison. They escape, are captured and escape again, death always at their heels. A terrifying international manhunt and stunning love story, Tibetan Cross is a European bestseller. “Intense and unforgettable.” FORT LAUDERDALE SUN-SENTINEL “Grips the reader from the very first chapter until the climactic ending.” UPI “Almost impossible to put down.” I LOVE A MYSTERY MEET THE AUTHOR Bestselling novelist, war and human rights correspondent and environmental activist, MIKE BOND has lived and…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Mike Bond, Author of HOLY WAR

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Special offers brought to you by Enjoy HOLY WAR in eBook format provided by bookshout! at a special discount of 99 cents for BookTrib members. This discount is available for a limited time. You can access your eBook on the web, from your smartphone or tablet.  For a direct link,  text HOLYWAR  to 67076. Texting is within the US only. HOLY WAR The Battle of Beirut is worse than Hell, an irrational maelstrom of implacable hatreds and inconceivable suffering, of screaming bombs and exploding shells, crashing buildings, sniper battles, and deadly ambushes. Neill, a war correspondent on a secret mission for Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency, is trying to find Mohammed, a Hezbollah terrorist leader who may be willing to stop the slaughter and…

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Why we love adventure

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As a kid I was often late for dinner because I was wandering the forest and didn’t want to come home. It was a huge forest of low rolling hills, stony ridges, valleys and swamps, alive with bear, deer, raccoons, cottonmouths, water moccasins and hundreds of other wild species – an absolute Paradise for a boy of eight. Day after day I’d find new valleys, climb a different rocky outcrop to a new vista and then want to go there, beyond that vista and see what could be seen from there. It’s always been the same – to reach an unknown spot then see the distant rocky horizon and wonder what’s over that mountain range. What undiscovered country lies beyond,…

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Sleeping with elephants on New Year’s Eve

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We were camping near the Tsavo River in southern Kenya. A quiet New Year’s Eve, my wife and I on cots under mosquito nets, our youngest son (nine) stretched out on the jeep’s front seat with the windows closed against mosquitoes, and the two older boys on cots under mosquito nets in a canvas tent. It was one of those soft and lovely Kenya nights – a warm breeze carrying a taste of water and of the surrounding savanna that has heated all day under the sun. We’d had a splendid New Year’s dinner of peanut butter on undercooked banana bread and water purified with iodine. It had been a long day on the savanna and everyone was sleepy. A…

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There’s a Bear in My Sink!

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BEFORE DAWN ONE MORNING there’s a noise in the kitchen, so I get up to see and there’s a bear sitting in the sink. His rump on one side, rear feet in the sink and front paws holding the compost bowl in his lap. Not a huge bear, just a couple hundred pounds of black glistening fur.  Behind him is the window he’s pried open. He looks at me, his expression Who the hell are you? “You’re going to get your little ass in trouble,” I admonish him. He shrugged – What can I do? I’m hungry. I opened the back door. “Out!” Down he flops from the counter, rear feet the size of tennis rackets, and ambles out. Next…

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My arrogant stupidity ended this beautiful life

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My Uncle Ed ran a bar in Ellsworth, and in the early fifties bought a cabin on Toddy Pond. Nine miles long and a mile across, it had only a few cabins at the end of a long road. There was a beach with white pines on both sides, and the fir and balsam forest behind it stretched a hundred miles to Machias and the Canadian border. Blue Hill rose above the far end, and in early mornings every tree and stone and meadow on the mountain lay inverted on the lake’s silver surface. Moose wandering the shallows stood on their own reflections, and trout made perfect circles as they rose for flies. Mallards patrolled the shore dabbling and quacking, their tails…

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