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Romanticist Brae Goes Global in “Eight Goodbyes”

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When Tessa Talman meets Simon Fremont for the first time, not only is she attracted to him, she is intrigued by how different their lives are. He’s a dedicated scientist while she’s a head-in-the-clouds romance author. While their relationship grows, they agree to meet in places around the world while continuing to live on opposite sides of the globe. As Tessa finds the strength to deepen the relationship, the unthinkable happens, separating them in ways they never imagined. So goes the storyline in Eight Goodbyes, the fourth romance novel by Christine Brae (Vesuvian Books). Brae, a full-time career woman, in 2013 thought she could write a book about her life – her first novel, The Light in the Wound — and…

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Odd Couple Team Creates Inspiring Sci-Fi Thriller

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This shouldn’t have happened, not in today’s world, not in a million years. But somehow it did – and the result has been something electrifying.  How did a British-born guy with a Ph.D., living in Switzerland and working in the pharmaceutical industry introducing the world’s doctors to cutting-edge cancer therapies, link up with a rough-around-the-edges American SWAT Sniper from Alabama? One of these guys an Atheist, the other a Christian. One a little more politically liberal, the other conservative. Two people who, at a glance, couldn’t be more different somehow met, and through open minds and hearts formed a connection that would be the genesis of not only an inspiring work of science fiction but also lasting friendship. I met…

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Dale Wiley Answers Our Burning Questions about ‘Southern Gothic’ and Anderson Cooper!

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Southern Gothic by Dale Wiley (Vesuvian Media) is on sale now and if we’re being honest, it’s a pretty interesting read with an intriguing plot and an ending that will knock your socks off! Want to know more about how Wiley came up with the idea for the novel and what Anderson Cooper has to do with the story?! Find out below. BookTrib: What inspired you to write Southern Gothic? Dale Wiley: I really didn’t have any ideas jumping out at me, and I just decided to try to write a book I would have loved to read. I loved playing with the novel within a novel, and I loved trying to work within the tradition of a “southern” novel. BT:…

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Interview with Dale Wiley and Southern Gothic (Video)

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Aspiring author Meredith Harper owns the hottest bookstore in Savannah. Michael Black is her favorite writer—long thought dead—until he mysteriously approaches Meredith with a new manuscript, and a most unusual offer. Meredith can keep the manuscript to herself, or publish it under her own name. Her decision results in a bestseller, but the novel contains a coded secret; one that will put her on trial for murder and in hiding from “the blood stalker,” proving too late that making a deal with the devil comes at a heavy price.     ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dale Wiley has had a character named after him on CSI, owned a record label, been interviewed by Bob Edwards on NPR’s Morning Edition and made…

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Interview with Stacy Green and Killing Jane (Video)

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WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER HEARD ABOUT JACK THE RIPPER IS WRONG … A young woman is brutally murdered in Washington D.C., and the killer leaves behind a calling card connected to some of the most infamous murders in history. JACK THE RIPPER Rookie homicide investigator Erin Prince instinctively knows the moment she sees the mutilated body that it’s only a matter of time before someone else dies. She and her partner, Todd Beckett, are on the trail of a madman, and a third body sends them in the direction they feared most: a serial killer is walking the streets of D.C. THE CLOCK IS TICKING. Erin must push past her mounting self-doubt in order to unravel a web of…

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Does the History of Jack the Ripper Lead Us to Discovering He was Really Jane the Ripper?

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Several years ago, I stumbled on the theory that Jack the Ripper could have been a woman. As history goes, Inspector Frederick Abberline briefly considered a midwife as the killer. There’s no evidence Abberline seriously pursued this theory, and most Ripperologists dismiss the idea since little to no trace or forensic evidence pointed to a woman as the killer. But the seed was planted, growing like a stubborn dandelion in an otherwise perfectly manicured lawn. In 1939, William Stewart published Jack the Ripper: A New Theory. Stewart focused on four key questions: What sort of person could move about late at night without raising suspicion in their own household or on the streets? Who could walk the streets in blood…

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Video: Interview with Christine Brae and In This Life

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Secrets ruin lives, and lies protect those secrets… Wanting to escape her life in New York City before starting medical school in the fall, Anna Dillon convinces her best friend Dante to travel with her to Thailand on a medical mission. While volunteering in a coastal village recently ravaged by a tsunami, Anna meets Jude Grayson. They share an instant attraction that leads to a brief, passionate affair. When she has to rush home for a family emergency, he promises to stay in touch. But Jude never calls, and Anna tries desperately to forget him. Five years pass, and Anna finally moves on with Dante after giving up hope that Jude will ever return—until they come face to face again…

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