Both of my new reads this week, came as the result of direct social media contact from their respective authors, which is always very pleasing.
Whilst both downloads will unfortunately have to take their turn under the weight of my existing TBR mountain, I did want to feature them to thank both Tom and Mike for their consideration.
‘BABYTRICK’ By T.V. (TOM) LOCICERO
Camie at 14 is a wild Detroit street girl on the run from an abusive suburban home. In the underbelly parlance of Motown, she is a babytrick and ready to do anything to survive.
Ella is a beautiful black attorney and former cop, who finds herself accused of the murder of a wealthy businessman she used to date.
What do these two very different female protagonists have in common in this fast-moving noir tale? More than you might ever imagine.
When they meet through Mark, a Rolling Stone free-lancer in town to write about Coleman Young’s final term as Detroit’s first black mayor, all three become the target of a vicious ghetto hitman and his brother.
Ingeniously plotted and written with verve and dash, this dark urban crime thiller is the third in “The detroit im dying Trilogy”, and like the others, can be read as a standalone. It will keep you guessing until its final line.
T.V. (TOM) LOCICERO
Tom was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and grew up there after his first dozen years in Detroit. He attended Notre Dame and graduated with a B.A. and M.A from the University of Michigan.
Tom has worked in both print and electronic journalism, as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and as a producer of documentaries as well as entertainment and cultural specials. He has also published articles and short stories in various periodicals, as well as operating his own TV and video production company; writing, producing and directing more than 50 long-form documentaries, 75 shorter features and 30 live event programs.
His work has been recognized with 22 Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a Gold Medal from the International Film and TV Festival of New York and numerous awards from the Associated Press and United Press International.
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‘LUST, MONEY & MURDER‘ By MIKE WELLS
Series description: Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine vows to become a Secret Service agent and track down the man responsible. After barely surviving the arduous Secret Service Training Academy in Laurel, Maryland, she is transferred to bleak and blustery Great Falls, Montana. But things do not go as planned, and Elaine soon finds herself betrayed and thrown into an adventure that takes her halfway around the world, from dark and mysterious Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow Russia, and finally, to Milan, Italy. In the end, will Elaine find the love and happiness she truly seeks…or will she turn to a life of obscene wealth, power and corruption?
Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over twenty-five thriller and suspense novels. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide.
Formerly a screenwriter, Mike’s work has often been compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon; having a fast-paced, cinematic writing style, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.
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Mailbox 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.
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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!