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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

Two author review requests this week:

The first, from seasoned author L.H. Thomson, who already boasts more than one ‘series’ character in his portfolio.

Image Of Author L.H. ThomsonI’m a 43-year-old writer and editor. I live in Canada with my wife Lori and our six pets, and spend most of my time writing, playing video games or enjoying our rather nice south-facing backyard.

Stop by my website here, it will be great to meet you, and I hope you will enjoy ….

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‘QUINN CHECKS IN’ (Liam Quinn Mysteries #1) by L.H. THOMSON

Warning: this novel contains strong language and violence.

Liam Quinn is back in his hometown Philly after three years in the pen for forgery. Now the ex-boxer, ex-art student has been given a chance to make amends by working as an insurance investigator, restoring a little of his family’s pride and getting another chance at the woman of his dreams. But a gallery heist isn’t what it seems, and pretty soon, Quinn is running out of people to trust. The biggest mobster in town, a sweetheart named “Vin The Shin,” is calling him out; a steady string of lowlifes want his head, and the local police think he’s hiding something. But hey, when trouble comes knocking? That’s when Quinn Checks In.

The second is written by a relatively new author, Stone Patrick, who introduces us to modern day, small town lawyer, ‘Taylour Dixxon’, in the debut book of this new series.

Image Of Author Stone Patrick

Stone Patrick is a pseudonym for Taylor Stonely, who has a day job working for a financial services company. I received a BS degree from Brigham Young in 1991 and an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix in 2002. I currently reside in north Texas with my wife and four children. Whilst Iam a frequent blogger on my website, www. taylorsbookpub.com, “The Fallen Body” is my debut suspense novel. To find out more about the ‘real’ Stone Patrick, check out this excellent interview.

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‘THE FALLEN BODY’ by STONE PATRICK

Taylour Dixxon, a modern-day small-town lawyer, befriends Sarah Cockrell Baines, a New Jersey socialite and millionairess. As their friendship begins, Sarah is arrested for the murder of her husband and is put into jail. When Taylour volunteers to defend Sarah, she has no idea that her struggling solo practice in the sleepy, fictional, small town of Marlinsville, Texas, will be turned upside down. From a lovable, adolescent nephew who moves in with her, to a hired assassin who is determined to hide the truth, and a handsome Texas Ranger who becomes the object of affection in a love triangle between the two friends, Taylour’s life will never be the same.

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 now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … ‘Mailbox Monday’

 Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

 Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

 Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

 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!

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I am looking forward to sharing some of your great ‘new finds’ this week

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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18 comments
  • No new books at my house this week, but a pre-order is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. 😉

    I’m not sure which of the two you shared sounds more interesting. Both look quite good! I look forward to your reviews.

    • Hi Kelly,

      This is my first MM post for a couple of weeks, as I have had no new books to report, everything has been very quiet around here! I shall look forward to hearing all about your pre-order, next week.

      Both of my books this week sound as though they have quite quirky themes and characters and a little humour in the mysteries. Whilst I tend to like my mysteries to be a little more serious and hard hitting, it will no doubt ‘ring the changes’ to read a couple of books with a slightly different outlook on the genre.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great week.

    • Hi Kathy,

      I am probably more the other way inclined, as a rule I am more likely to watch the film version of a graphic storyline, rather than reading the book. Much of that might be hubbie’s influence over the kinds of films we usually watch, although it could equally be that I find that the storylines of graphically explicit books, aren’t generally all that substantial or well written.

      I am prepared to give most books every opportunity to engage me, so we shall see how I get on with these two.

      Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always valued.

    • Thanks very much Pat.

      That’s the beauty of author review requests, you never know what is coming across your desk next and to be honest, there isn’t much that I would turn away. Obviously there are certain genres I enjoy more than others, but on the whole I have very eclectic reading tastes.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, your visits are always appreciated.

    • Hi Mary,

      I actually quite enjoy it when books are spaced out in their arrival, as I don’t feel so overwhelmed and in a dilemma as to which to read first.

      I don’t know why I even worry about it at all to be honest, as I have literally hundreds of unread books sat on the many bookshelves around the house and I shall never get to read them all in a single lifetime!

      Thanks for the visit, I always appreciate your comments.

    • Hi Lucy,

      Liam Quinn certainly sounds like an intriguing character, doesn’t he?

      ‘Quinn Checks In’ is the first book in the series, so I have been afforded the opportunity to get into the series right at ground level, which is great. This book has consistently received good ratings and reviews, so I am looking forward to becoming acquainted with ‘Quinn’, who has recently embarked on his 5th adventure!

      Thanks for visiting today, it is always good to speak with you.

    • Hi Leslie,

      Liam Quinn is a character who has been around for some time and is now on this 5th adventure in the series, whereas Taylour Dixxon is embarking on her first case, although her creator, Stone Patrick, already has a working title ‘The Broken Stiletto’, for her second adventure.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for continuing to host and administer MM, I appreciate it.

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      ‘The Fallen Body’ certainly seems to have all the ingredients for a great mystery, full of suspense. It sounds as though Taylour may be a little out of her depth when she takes on Sarah’s defence case for murder and there are obviously plenty of distractions along the way!

      It will be interesting to see just how serious a mystery series this is shaping up to be, as with Taylours next case having the working title of ‘The Broken Stiletto’, I am starting to sense the touch of a mystery caper series developing, although of course I might be misreading all the signs!

      Thanks for the lovely comments, it is always a pleasure to have you visit and have a great week,

      Yvonne

    • Hi Naida,

      There aren’t many books I read that I don’t enjoy to some degree and I can’t remember not finishing a book because it was so bad … Of course that may just be me being stubborn and refusing to give up on a story, especially if it has been particularly badly edited and proof read, because then I am just out to prove a point!!

      I don’t mind violence and the odd bit of bad language in a story, so long as it is genuinely warranted and is an integral part of the fabric of the story, but if it has simply been added in to fill space and pad out an otherwise poor storyline, then that’s a different matter entirely.

      Quinn does sound like a bit of a rough diamond, so I am not expecting him to be squeaky clean in the way he investigates his cases!

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are enjoying the long weekend with the family.

  • Having been unable to find the books I wanted in Waterstones yesterday and finding it impossible to come out empty handed I found myself buying a copy of Dan Smith’s Inferno.

    The Fallen Body sounds good, definitely one I’ll keep a look out for but I’m a bit put off Quinn Checks In by your warning of strong language.

    • Hi Tracy.

      The warning about strong language in ‘Quinn Checks In’, has been placed by the author, so I am not really sure just how bad it is, as I haven’t opened the Kindle file yet. I don’t mind violence and the odd bit of bad language in a story, so long as it is genuinely warranted and is an integral part of the fabric of the story, but if it has simply been added in to fill space and pad out an otherwise poor storyline, then that’s a different matter entirely. However the ‘Liam Quinn’ series has been attracting some very good ratings and reviews, so I am quite looking forward to checking this one out.

      I am training myself to either walk past a bookshop, or to come out empty handed these days, as I simply cannot warrant adding any more books to shelves, which I know will never see the light of day! The trouble is, hubbie will spend forever wandering around the non-fiction section and still be happy to come away empty handed, whilst meanwhile, I have picked up a whole stack of books, which I then end up by putting back on the shelves as I feel guilty … I am best off not being allowed into the shop in the first place!!

      I must be about the only person in the world who hasn’t read a Dan Brown book … now those I could walk past quite happily, although I have no idea why!! I hope that you enjoy it, although it is probably scant consolation for the book you really wanted.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and have a good week.

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