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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.

Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday, is currently ‘on tour’ and being hosted by a different blogger each month.

Your host for May 2013 is: Abi over at ‘4 The Love Of Books’

So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for Abi, after all, we all like to receive them!

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

Carolyn Rose, has so far gifted me three of her mystery/suspense novels, of which I have read one, ‘An Uncertain Refuge’. I have now been lucky enough to have the sequel to this excellent story and her latest title, ‘Sea Of Regret’, land in my Kindle reader.

Carolyn is one of the most inclusive and appreciative authors I have met to date, always ready to take part in any discussion about her books, commenting when she spots a post concerning one of her stories and responding to comments when she feels she can add value to what is being said.

Carolyn is also a very prolific writer and there is yet another new story coming out soon. ‘No Substitute For Money’ is the sequel to ‘No Substitute For Murder’ and promises to be another great mystery. On Tuesday May 28th, I shall be turning over the ‘Meet The Author’ page here at Fiction Books to Carolyn, when I publish her guest post about snakes, which  feature in a couple of her other stories, although she promises that ‘No Substitute For Money’ is a snake free zone! Just the thought of having to format the post and read it through is making me squirm!! Especially as I have my own ‘snake moments’ to recall!

Carolyn will also be giving away a free e-copy of ‘No Substitute For  Money’, so stop by on May 28th, if you want to be in with a chance of winning and of course, being an e-copy means that there will be no geographic boundaries, so the competition will be open worldwide.


A woman determined to hold onto her land.

Financial sharks out to make a killing.

A life-or-death struggle by the SEA OF REGRET.

A year after the violence and tragedy of AN UNCERTAIN REFUGE, Kate Dalton’s life is shattered again. Developers want Evie Hopkins’ former dairy farm on the Oregon Coast, want it bad enough to sabotage the Castaway Beach Wildlife Rehabilitation Center she runs there. Aligned with developers and hoping to cash in on his inheritance early, Evie’s son claims she’s losing her mind and intends to prove that in court.

The wildlife center is both home and place of healing for Kate, for Jackson Scovell who traded alcoholic oblivion for life with her, and for Way-Ray, a boy orphaned by murder. They fear for Evie and the sick and injured birds and animals she rescues and nurtures, but they vow to support her decision—whether it’s to sell or to fight.

As Evie agonizes over her choice, protests and politics divide the community. Threats and violence escalate. Then two hired killers trap Kate, Jackson, and Way-Ray at a remote cove. And time runs out.


Photograph of author Carolyn J. RoseCarolyn J. Rose is the author of several novels, including ‘Hemlock Lake’ and its sequel  ‘Through a Yellow Wood’; ‘An Uncertain Refuge’ and its sequel ‘Sea of Regret’; ‘No Substitute for Murder’ and the sequel to that, ‘No Substitute for Money’, which will be released in June, 2013.

She has also penned a young-adult fantasy, ‘Drum Warrior’, with her husband, Mike Nettleton ( the second protagonist of the Deadly Duo Mysteries team), as well as several mysteries now out of print, but soon to be re-released.

Carolyn grew up in New York’s Catskill Mountains, graduated from the University of Arizona, logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.

She founded the Vancouver Writers’ Mixers and is an active supporter of her local bookstore, Cover to Cover. Her interests are reading, gardening, and not cooking.

As this was an author invitation to read and review, a Kindle gift copy of  ‘Sea Of Regret’, was sent to me free of charge, by Carolyn J Rose.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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