NEW RELEASE & TOP REC REVIEW: The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

Standalone; Mystery/Suspense

(Not a Romance)

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I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me.

My name is Helena Ross. I’ve written fifteen romance novels, ten of which have become international bestsellers. But this one isn’t a romance, no Happily Ever After in place. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world.

This final book?

It’s my confession.

 

♦6-STAR REVIEW♦

In what might be (read: is) her most gripping novel yet, Alessandra Torre departs from her normal genre with soulful ease and sinks her teeth into a fleshy, heartbreaking tale of a dying novelist whose last wish is to write her confession in The Ghostwriter. What follows is a harrowing tale of regret, grief, and closure, both ironic and bittersweet. Sweepingly poetic and haunting, it’ll keep you on the edge of your seat as it builds and builds with its stark vividness.

Employing the use of a hardened protagonist, one who is both easy to understand and love (most especially because she admits to things most women/mothers wouldn’t dare to utter but have thought), Torre gives us a complex, unique heroine to root for; one that has an unwavering strength and a staunch eye forward. Her flaws are glaring, widely open to criticism, but there’s an ease with which it is to love this unlovable woman. This character is unabashed in her past and the decisions she’s made up to this point. And yet, as the story evolves and shapes, both in her confessional book and in the story, slowly she finds herself within the words–she finds her humanity, the humanity of others, and the heart she’s long walled off.

The Ghostwriter is a beautiful, soul-moving story that any woman can find pieces of themselves in. The writing was eloquent, its story bold and consuming. Not many books move me to sob-like tears, but this one snuck up on me and ripped me apart. It will leave you bereft of words, floating within its carefully constructed world, and not knowing if you’ll ever come down from its high. This is Torre at her best, her words their most beguiling and enchanting, all so very remarkable in their job to tell you an unstoppable force of a story.

 

♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦

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Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle, Elle UK, Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

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I have been awaiting this book since Alessandra started talking about it what seems like many moons ago. I cannot wait to read it and I just adore this cover!

Mystery/Suspense

Release Date: October 2, 2017

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♦BLURB♦

I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me.

My name is Helena Ross. I’ve written fifteen romance novels, ten of which have become international bestsellers. But this one isn’t a romance, no Happily Ever After in place. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world.

This final book?

It’s my confession.

 

♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦

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Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle, Elle UK, Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

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REVIEW: After the Dark by Cynthia Eden

Killer Instinct Book One

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In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s gripping new series, a disgraced FBI profiler must save her reputation by stopping a sadistic killer she knows all too well. 

Former FBI agent Samantha Dark was one of the most respected profilers in the bureau, an expert on the twisted minds and dark hearts of the most depraved criminals. But when her own former lover turned out to be the serial killer she was hunting, Samantha’s career was destroyed. Blamed for the FBI’s failure on the complex case, Samantha fled Washington, DC, for the quiet anonymity of Alabama.

Now an all-too-familiar killer is hunting once again. She can catch the sadistic assassin, but that means putting her trust in her former partner, Blake Gamble. Ex-military, Blake is tough, protective, precise. With her entire life on the brink, she knows he wants her back in the FBI…and possibly more.

But someone else wants her, too. A threat is waiting in the dark, a killer who has set his sights on the ultimate trophy victim—Samantha.

 

♦4.5-STAR REVIEW♦

After the Dark is the first book in a new romantic suspense series by an author who does suspense so well. I’ll pretty much follow Cynthia Eden wherever she goes, but I love when she writes a good, thrilling story with a twisted killer the most.

Samantha may be my favorite Eden heroine yet. A disgraced FBI profiler, Samantha isn’t one to stay down for long. Her determination and drive constantly force her forward, even when there are twists and turns in every direction. She’s gutsy, ballsy, and a little on the stubborn side (okay, a lot). Her skill to see things others can’t, to want to find all of the answers whether it puts herself at risk, to constantly want to be better–lovers of romantic suspense will love this kickass heroine for all of that alone. What better way to complement her than to give her a strong, skilled man by her side who has the ability to let her lead, to give her the freedom to do things her way even if it’s scary to risk her. Their romance sparked quickly and carried throughout the pages. In a high-risk job, attraction can be detrimental, but here, in this story, it made the characters stronger, more brave.

I’ll admit I didn’t read the prequel, but I got along just fine without it. Eden writes some of the darkest and genius-like killers in her stories, and she always writes such fascinating material around them. I love trying to figure out who the bad guy is, what the motives are, and how all of it will end because most of the time I’m wrong, and there’s a twist embedded somewhere in the story, which is the funnest part of reading her tales. I’m greatly looking forward to the next novel in the series and seeing where else this series will take me. If you love romantic suspense, I know you’ll love this story and where Eden beautifully takes us with her masterful storytelling.

 

♦SERIES♦

The Gathering Dusk

Killer Instinct Book #0.5; A prequel to After the Dark

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25 - Before the Dawn

Killer Instinct Book Two

Release Date: July 25, 2017

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♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦

Cynthia Eden

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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NEW RELEASE & REVIEW: Abduction by Cynthia Eden

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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct World Book One; Standalone

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New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden has killer instincts when it comes to breathtaking suspense! 

Once the town troublemaker, Sheriff Hayden Black became the teen hero who saved young Jillian West from a savage kidnapper. He never got over their brief affair. Now the ex-SEAL and the burned-out FBI agent have reunited in their Florida hometown and rediscovered their powerful attraction. But as they hunt down a long-forgotten killer, will they get a second chance at happiness? When a series of accidents begins to plague Jill, Hayden won’t let her fall victim again. There’s too much history between them…and too much desire.

 

♦4.5-STAR REVIEW♦

ABDUCTION is a second-chance romance filled with suspense and pent-up desire. Hayden and Jillian had a whirlwind of a romance that sparked in their teens but the flame was put out too soon. Now, years later, Jillian is back to find some answers into her own cold case and, unexpectedly, the reason for the premature end of hers and Hayden’s relationship.

Eden is fantastic at romantic suspense. I love her twisting stories and cast of could-be suspects. This story had the wonderful addition of a love that ended too soon and the tumultuous feelings still attached to each character. The sexual tension and cloud of emotion hung over them, building along with the suspense in perfect sync. The story kept me glued to the pages and searching for answers at every turn. Eden crafted each character with the right amount of vulnerability and strength–to both be strong in their own ways, but in need of someone to share that with. Sexy and bold, ABDUCTION had the pull of an unputdownable story with its rising suspense and angst-filled romance. I can’t wait for more in the Killer Instinct series and world!

 

♦SERIES♦

Killer Instinct World

HUNTED

Killer Instinct World Book Two; Standalone

Release Date: July 1, 2017

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Killer Instinct Series

The Gathering Dusk

Killer Instinct Book #0.5

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28 - After the Dark

Killer Instinct Book One

Release Date: March 28, 2017

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25 - Before the Dawn

Killer Instinct Book Two

Release Date: July 25, 2017

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♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦

Cynthia Eden

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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