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New On The Shelf This Week

It’s very much a case of ‘two for the price of one’ this week, although as luck would have it and thanks to the generosity of the author, that price tag was a big fat zero for the Amazon Kindle download.

Jean Nicole Rivers, was kind enough to consider Fiction Books as a suitable promotion / review site for her ‘Black Water Tales’ series and she has also promised a guest post for future publication.

‘THE SECRET KEEPERS’ – (BLACK WATER TALES)

It’s midnight when Regina Dean receives a harrowing phone call. On the other end of the line a scratchy voice whispers, “They found her, Regina…they found her.” Over the phone Regina learns that the corpse of her best friend, Lola Rusher, has been found and she must return to her, Godforsaken, hometown of Black Water for the funeral of the beloved girl who disappeared when they were both only sixteen years old.

Regina returns to Black Water and is reunited with a cast of old friends. Soon Regina realizes that the details revealed with the discovery of Lola’s corpse do not make sense, especially the fact that Lola’s body was dug up on the land of their childhood piano teacher. Determined to lay Lola to rest, Regina launches her own investigation, but someone in Black Water warns Regina to STOP DIGGING. She is thrown into a race to solve the mystery before she loses her mind or meets Lola’s fate.

Though Regina’s hometown is a fun house of disturbing characters and distorted images, the truth about what happened to Lola Rusher will be revealed along with a most unexpected and perverse secret that threatens to expose everyone in Black Water. Everyone knows something, but no one knows everything…

‘THE UNWANTED’ – (BLACK WATER TALES #2)

In the remote, eastern European town of Borslav there is St. Sebastian orphanage, a place where people discard their unwanted children. For the American, Blaire Baker, it’s the perfect place to volunteer her services. Paired with a cheerful volunteer nurse, Blaire is enthusiastic about the possibilities, but is quickly discouraged when she encounters the nefarious nature of the staff and the deplorable conditions of the facility and the children.

Upon arrival, one of the children informs Blaire, “There’s something in the basement.” It isn’t long before strange things begin happening, including Blaire’s flashbacks of the accident that killed her parents. The children soon suffer injuries that Blaire, first, fears may be the deeds of the callous workers but she soon thinks the abuse may originate from a source that is less than human, something unwanted.

The unwanted is coming but in order for Blaire to fight it, she must dig into St. Sebastian and herself in search of truth. Blaire wants nothing more than to help the children, but when she discovers the tragedy that happened in the basement and learns that the same evil forces are still at work, it will be Blaire who needs help…There’s something in the basement.

Clicking on the book cover images will take you directly to their Amazon ‘buy’ pages.

JEAN NICOLE RIVERS

Image Of Author Jean Nicole RiversJean Nicole Rivers, graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and lives in Houston, Texas.

Jean Nicole, is a great lover of reading and writing. She has been writing poetry and short stories since she was a child, but has always aspired to master the art of storytelling through writing novels. Although she loves reading and writing in varied genres, horror/thriller is her favourite.

Jean Nicole, won 3rd place in the National Black Book Festival’s 2013 ‘Best New Author’ competition and has written featured articles for popular reader websites, such as ‘Digital Book Today’ and ‘The Masquerade Crew’.

The Secret Keepers, was her debut novel, which together with the newly published The Unwanted, forms the first two episodes in the Black Water Tales series.

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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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