The Truth About Gretchen

Gretchen Holloway, in her final year of graduate school, is in the throes of auditioning actors for her thesis film, inspired by a murdered young football star who has haunted her dreams for two years. Gretchen believes making the movie will be cathartic. But instead of freeing her, embarking upon the film production unleashes a sequence of events that lead Gretchen to conclude that she’s the reincarnation of the young man.

Regina Wilson has always wanted to be an actress. When her agent gets her an audition for a role in Gretchen’s film, which eerily mirrors one of the worst events of her life—the unsolved murder of her older brother, Robert—she’s hard-pressed to go through with it. Upon fleeing, she leaves behind a keepsake that features Robert’s photo. Gretchen sees the picture and recognizes Robert from her dreams. She tracks down Regina, and after being rebuffed and called crazy, Gretchen’s unexplainable knowledge of events in Robert’s life eventually convinces Regina that Gretchen is Robert reincarnated.

The two decide to have his case reopened, but their significant others are dead set against it, and the police, who believe that Robert’s death was gang-related, are less than cooperative. However, Gretchen is desperate to get justice for her former self, and Regina wants justice for her brother. The women piece together the final week of Robert’s life. And the deeper they delve into his past; one shocking revelation follows another, leaving them wondering who they can trust and if they’ll live long enough to find Robert’s killer and bring him to justice.


Meet Alretha Thomas

Shortly after graduating from USC with a degree in journalism, Alretha soon realized her interest in her major was not heartfelt. Instead of writing news stories, she wanted to write plays and books. Several years later, her church gave her an outlet to fulfill her writing desires through their Liturgical Fine Arts Department wherein Alretha penned twelve theatre pieces—the community response was overwhelming. This led to plays outside of the church, including Alretha’s One Woman, Two Lives, starring Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), directed by four-time NAACP Image Award Best Director recipient, Denise Dowse. The production garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences.

In between plays, Alretha self-published her first novel, Daughter Denied, in 2008 and has received glowing reviews from readers and book clubs across the country. Representing her book and plays, Alretha has been the guest on many radio shows and television shows including San Francisco Public Affairs show Bay Sunday with Barbara Rodgers on CBS affiliate, KPIX. She was also interviewed by KTLA News Entertainment Reporter, Sam Rubin. In 2011, Alretha self-published her second novel, Dancing Her Dreams Away, and it was also well received. Her third novel, Married in the Nick of Nine, spawned a four-book series that was acquired by Soul Mate Publishing in January 2014. The series has since reverted back to her. In August 2014, Alretha was awarded the Jessie Redmon Fauset Literary Award for her indie novel, Four Ladies Only. In 2016, Alretha created the Detective Rachel Storme Mystery Series: Justice for Jessica, Losing Lauren and A Penny for Her Heart. In 2018 and 2019 Alretha debuted two additional mystery books—
The Women on Retford Drive and The Truth About Gretchen, respectively.

Alretha is also an actress and can be seen in numerous commercials and television shows. She currently plays Anastasia Devereaux on Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living that airs on BET.

Hallowed Hill (Bargain Read)

Maybe you should look a gift horse in the mouth.

After the sudden loss of her parents, 16-year-old Martie Torsney receives a surprise scholarship from a prestigious boarding school. This is the opportunity she needs to leave the heartbreak and echoes of her parents behind.

Greyson Academy sits deep in the forests of Vermont, high on a hill overlooking the trees. The school has a long history of helping its students succeed in life. If Martie excels here, she’ll be set.

But all is not well at Greyson. Scholarship students are very rare, and none has ever completed their time at Greyson. And, now, someone wants Martie gone too. Her things are moved, cryptic messages are left, and the school is vandalized in her name. But is it the living trying to scare her away–or the dead?

Martie is determined to stay, for herself and for her parents’ memory. But staying may cost her more than she ever imagined.

If you love ghost stories and mysteries, check out Hallowed Hill now! This is a special release price, and is only available for the first week!


Meet Kit Campbell

It is a little known fact that Kit was raised in the wild by a marauding gang of octopuses. It wasn’t until she was 25 that she was discovered by a traveling National Geographic scientist and brought back to civilization. This is sometimes apparent in the way that she attempts to escape through tubes when startled.

Her transition to normalcy has been slow, but scientists predict that she will have mastered basics such as fork use sometime in the next year. More complex skills, such as proper grocery store etiquette, may be forever outside her reach.

The Dutchman’s Last Descendant: A Treasure Hunt, Adventure Mystery Prequel (The Treasure Hunter Series)

Treasure maps, a family legend, and dangerous trespassers . . . Sometimes, all it takes is one phone call to change everything. James Tanner is down on his luck, broke, and running out of time. Until, he gets a call from his grandfather. His grandad is convinced he found something amazing, this time. He urges James to come home and help him with the goods. Before James can decide to keep his old life or claim this new one, fate steps in. As the Dutchman’s last descendant, he must follow the clues to the fabled family fortune. But can he find it, before someone else does? Find out in this short story prequel of the Treasure Hunter Series. This is a stand-alone fiction story based on the legend of The Dutchman’s Lost Gold in Arizona’s Superstition Mountains.

Meet Ashleigh Quinn

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Dead of Winter

Can a dead woman’s memories unmask a murderer? Ten years ago, someone brutally murdered Amara’s twin sister, Nisha. No one ever found her killer. No one found any pertinent evidence at all. The loss devastated her family and drove her father to suicide. Now, through the controversial new technology of memory reconsolidation, Amara hopes to unmask her sister’s killer by having Nisha’s last memories implanted in her mind. What she doesn’t know is that Nisha’s killer, still at large and closer than she thinks, might be something more than human. Something capable of manipulating time and memory… Something with an appetite for flesh and blood!

Meet Antoinette McCormick

Antoinette McCormick is the author of The Haunting of Sky Hollow, the award-winning supernatural thriller, Dead of Winter, The Dispossessed, The Butterfly Girl, and the short story collection, Night Shades (available on Kindle Vella). Her short stories and poems have appeared in many online and print publications, including Mad Scientist Journal, Blood Moon Rising, Halfway Down the Stairs, and the Vermont Literary Review. When not thinking up new ways to scare others, she works in the increasingly frightening field of health care.

Mayhem Mansion: A 1920s Historical Cozy Mystery (Kenneth Mayhew 1920s Historical Mysteries Book 1)

The first book in a brand new historical mystery series. “Melanie Jackson is a talent to watch.” –WritersWrite.com Armistice Day 1918: Christmas is a peaceful time in Quiet Corner — except at Mayhem Mansion. There is no peace in Kenneth Mayhew’s ancestral manse with a restless ghost playing tricks on the family. Christmas guests will be arriving soon and Kenneth’s Aunt Agartha has assigned him the task of laying their ghost to rest before the Yuletide revels. If you are a fan of P. G. Wodehouse or Dorothy Sayers you are going to love this holiday comedy romp. About the Author Melanie has been writing her entire life. In fact, one of her earliest fond memories is receiving an IBM Selectric typewriter for her birthday. After publishing romance novels (Scottish historical and paranormal) for New York based publisher Dorchester Publishing from 1999 to 2010, Melanie chose to begin self-publishing cozy mysteries. Since then she has released the Chloe Boston, Butterscotch Jones, Wendover House, and Miss Henry Mystery series. Melanie Jackson is the award-winning author of more than fifty novels, novellas and poems published in various languages. She lives with her writer husband, her bossy cat and spoiled dog in the Sierra foothills where it is almost impossible to grow pumpkins (or anything else the deer like). Besides gardening, she is involved with animal charities. Three times nominated for RT’s Reviewers’ Choice Award. Twice nominated for RT’s Lifetime Achievement Award. ***If you’re looking for mystery series by Melanie Jackson, simply search for “Chloe Boston”, “Butterscotch Jones”, “Wendover House”, of “Miss Henry”.

Meet Melanie Jackson

Melanie has been writing her entire life. In fact, one of her earliest fond memories is receiving an IBM Selectric typewriter for her birthday. After publishing romance novels (Scottish historical and paranormal) for New York based publisher Dorchester Publishing from 1999 to 2010, Melanie chose to begin self-publishing cozy mysteries. Since then she has released the Chloe Boston, Butterscotch Jones, Wendover House, Kenneth Mayhew and Miss Henry Mystery series. Melanie Jackson is the award-winning author of more than one hundred novels, novellas and poems published in various languages. She was a 2004 Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Finalist—Contemporary New Reality, a 2003 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Finalist—Best Historical Paranormal Fantasy, a 2003 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Finalist—Best Contemporary Paranormal and won the 2001 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award—Best Time-travel. Melanie now lives in Las Vegas Nevada with her husband, spoiled cat and a yard full of bossy hummingbirds.

Every Thorn Has Its Rose: An Utterly Gripping Garden Cozy Mystery (Murder on the Vine Cozy Mysteries Book 2)

It’s time to stop and smell the roses in this new book from critically acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling cozy mystery author Krista Lockheart and Anna Little!
The Enchanted Twilight Rose is the only one of its kind, and people are literally dying to get their hands on it in this charming, witty, fun, and addictive cozy mystery.

Greenhouse expert and horticulture Professor Heather Moore returns in Book 2 of the Murder on the Vine Cozy Mystery series, excited for a new adventure when she goes to stay at the Ellis Estate at the request of the President of Shellesby College.

But she doesn’t quite expect all the twist and turns that she and her charming Chihuahua, Ant, experience at the sprawling estate that’s the proud home of the world-renowned Enchanted Twilight Rose.

There, she meets Lauren, the woman of the house who swears up and down she’s being haunted by a ghost. The estate cook, Victor, will do anything to get his hands on those priceless roses. But Amalia, who owns a local bath and body shop, is obsessed with the roses, too—and she is not Lauren’s biggest fan . . . not by a long shot.

But this is nothing compared to suddenly finding an estate employee dead while Heather is busy solving the mystery of the ghost!

The Enchanted Twilight Rose is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and everyone at the Ellis estate will stop at nothing to get at them . . . that is, if they don’t get caught on the thorns!

Every Thorn Has Its Rose is the second novel in the Murder on the Vine Cozy Mystery series. Join Heather and Ant as they explore the seedy underworld of gardens, greenhouses, and six-figure roses in this ‘unputdownable’ murder mystery mixed in with just a dash of romance!

Readers adore the Murder on the Vine cozy mysteries:

“. . . had me totally hooked . . .”

“. . . laugh out loud adorable . . .”

“. . . just so funny . . .”

” . . . exceptionally great cozy mystery . . .”

“. . . lovely jaunt into the botanical world . . .”

“. . . one you certainly shouldn’t miss . . .”

The Adventures of Mat Rufs: Mexican ‘Jewel’

Voted ‘Fiction Book of the Year’ by Corporate Live Wire!
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Mat Rufs loves to hop on a plane and travel to a destination—by himself and on the spur of the moment—to explore and immerse.

This time he is lost in a Mexican cave, near the Volcán de Colima, and finds himself amid a heart-racing thriller with a historical twist and an international scope that will keep you up at night.

This book is about travel, adventure, unexpected turns, ancient customs, intuitive decisions, pandemics, international business, and life as it happens!

So are you ready for a thought-provoking adventurous journey?

Then grab your copy of The Adventures of Mat Rufs, and hop on and join the ride!


Meet A. Liachenko

Anna Liachenko is an award-winning writer, entrepreneur, and author of The Adventures of Mat Rufs series which has won the Fiction Book of the Year award from the Corporate Live Wire. Alongside her writing, Anna leads Montreal-based marketing agency ZZINC health marketing inc. as its Chief Executive Officer. She is also a real estate investor, a mother of two wonderful boys, and an enthusiastic world traveler, having explored more than 30 countries with her partner, alone or with her family.

Justin Lakes Supernatural Thriller Series: The Complete Urban Fantasy Action Thriller Collection

“Leigh Vernon blends elements from the thriller genre with high action and a fast pace woven with supernatural powers and demonic entities… striking the perfect blend with action-packed moments, high suspense, a complex plot, and dangerous turns.”–5 Stars, Readers’ Favorite If you love pulse-pounding vigilante thrillers with a ton of action and a dash of the supernatural, then you won’t want to miss this series. BOOK ONE A beast is coming, one that even the old gods fear. Justin is honored to serve his people, duty-bound to the woman who showed him his true calling. Like the rest of his unnatural brethren, he’s all too aware of the need to keep evil at bay and remain hidden from the world of humans. But when an ancient enemy rises to challenge them, a beast the likes of which not seen in centuries, the world as Justin knows it is ripped out from under his feet. Thrust into a race against time and unsure who he can trust, quick wits and a steady resolve will be Justin’s only key to survival. He must struggle to find a way to contain the newly-released darkness and defeat an evil that threatens to consume the entire world. Will Justin find the strength to be a light for those who depend on him? Or will humanity collapse into certain ruin? BOOK TWO Whatever you do, never mix science and magic. When an ambitious and half-crazed scientist tries to break the boundaries between science and the unnatural, he never could have imagined the chaos he would unleash. A secret family emerges from the shadows…a family who holds the key to solving this perpetual struggle. Still reeling from his past battles. Justin is now faced with a new threat – one that will force him to make a perilous journey across America to seek revenge. Embarking on a quest to find the mysterious Elders, Justin and his friends must prepare themselves for an impending doom which could wipe out his entire people. But lurking in the darkness is soemthing much more deadly. Something that wants to see Justin dead before he can manifest his full powers – no matter the price. Alliances form. Friendships shatter. Can Justin survive the crushing weight of his responsibility? BOOK THREE The world-ender has returned… And this time, he takes the face of a friend. As an ancient darkness rears its ugly head, Justin comes face-to-face with his biggest challenge yet. Sucked into a desperate race to find a lost artifact, Justin will need to summon all of his allies and powers to prevent this new evil from completing its horrifying mission and bringing unrivalled destruction to everything that stands in its way. But the closer Justin gets to his goal, the more secrets are brought to the light. What he finds will lead him to question everything he thought about the realms… and himself. The tale of destiny begins to unravel. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Are Justin’s powers strong enough to turn the tide? And hiding in the shadows, an assassin bent on destruction tracks him, waiting for the perfect moment to strike… Grab your copy now!

Meet Leigh Vernon

Leigh Vernon is a private trader with a decade of experience trading stocks in the comfort of his home. He currently lives in California and is the successful author of the Day Trading for a Living series. A self professed dataholic and nominee of ‘trader guru’ among his peers, he derives ultimate satisfaction from making the right move in the complex world of stocks. Trader by day, Novelist by night – He has currently finished a supernatural thriller series which has just the right blend of urban fantasy, action and adventure. You can follow Leigh here: Amazon: https://amzn.to/3it8I7m Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3f5TOC8 Bookbub: https://bit.ly/2NR8f0G For a free reader magnet, please click here: Supernatural Thriller Series: https://bit.ly/340pxkL Day Trading Series: https://bit.ly/319jIj6

Portrait of a Gossip: An Art Mystery Novel (Miss Henry Cozy Mysteries Book 1)

Move over Miss Marple, there’s a new sleuth in town. For those whose lives have gotten complicated, running away and joining the circus may seem like a reasonable option. It certainly appealed to Miss Henry when she needed to shuffle off the NSA’s deadly coil. Joining an art colony is the closest things she could find to a circus. “Melanie Jackson is a talent to watch.” —WritersWrite.com Juliet Henry, water-color artist and retired agent of the NSA, wouldn’t stack up her knowledge of the human heart against the great romantic poets, but she knows a thing or two about human avarice and stupidity. It comes as no great surprise when the small artists’ colony of Bartholomew’s Woods ends up with a dead resident. Harvey Allen was a professional gossip, hated the length and breadth of the state for his scandal-mongering in the press, and it seemed that one of Juliet’s talented but idiosyncratic neighbors had finally had enough of his pernicious tale-bearing and decided to paint him out of the picture. Juliet may sympathize, but she also knows that once a person resorts to murder to hide a secret, chances are good that they may choose to kill again. Can she find the murderer before the killer paints the town red? “Portrait of a Gossip” is the first book in the Miss Henry Mystery Series. If you are a fan of Ngaio Marsh or Agatha Christie you are going to love Juliet Henry and the residents of Bartholomew’s Woods. Praise for the Author “A wickedly sexy tale!” —Christine Feehan, New York Times Bestselling Author (on The Selkie) “… delivers sizzling romance and ghoulish thrills at a breathtaking clip.” —Publishers Weekly (on Traveler) “Readers of Laurel K. Hamilton will enjoy this complex tale…” —Booklist (on Still Life) Three times nominated for RT’s Reviewers’ Choice Award. Twice nominated for RT’s Lifetime Achievement Award ***If you’re looking for mysteries in other series by the same author, simply search for “Chloe Boston”, “Butterscotch Jones”, “Wendover House”, or “Miss Henry”.

Meet Melanie Jackson

Melanie has been writing her entire life. In fact, one of her earliest fond memories is receiving an IBM Selectric typewriter for her birthday. After publishing romance novels (Scottish historical and paranormal) for New York based publisher Dorchester Publishing from 1999 to 2010, Melanie chose to begin self-publishing cozy mysteries. Since then she has released the Chloe Boston, Butterscotch Jones, Wendover House, Kenneth Mayhew and Miss Henry Mystery series. Melanie Jackson is the award-winning author of more than one hundred novels, novellas and poems published in various languages. She was a 2004 Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Finalist—Contemporary New Reality, a 2003 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Finalist—Best Historical Paranormal Fantasy, a 2003 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Finalist—Best Contemporary Paranormal and won the 2001 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award—Best Time-travel. Melanie now lives in Las Vegas Nevada with her husband, spoiled cat and a yard full of bossy hummingbirds.

Coup de Glace (Auntie Clem’s Bakery Book 6)

From USA Today Bestselling Author, P.D. Workman! A cold case for Erin! The trouble with solving murders in a little town like Bald Eagle Falls is that everybody knows about it, and then they expect you to solve their cases too. When Bella brings a new—or rather a cold—case to Erin, she protests that she is not a detective. But Bella really needs her; how could an old woman just have gone missing without anyone following up on it? How could they just accept Ezekiel’s assertion that his wife was fine and she was just off visiting. Eventually, that excuse must have worn out. Meanwhile, a blast from Erin’s own past—a foster sister Erin would rather not see again—shows up, bringing with her another set of complications. ★★★★★Not only is Erin creating frozen treat, but she is helping Bella with a cold case this time. (Yes the author did the play on words, not me). This cold case is interesting since no one is around to help figure out what happen. None of my theories as I was reading came anywhere near being close to what happen. Love it when I cannot figure out the book till the end. Like baking mysteries? Cats, dogs, and other pets? Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling Author P.D. Workman brings readers back to small town Bald Eagle Falls for another culinary cozy mystery to be solved by gluten-free baker Erin Price and her friends. Have your gluten-free cake and eat it too. Sink your teeth into this sweet treat now!

Meet P.D. Workman

Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author P.D. Workman writes riveting mystery/suspense and young adult books dealing with mental illness, addiction, abuse, and other real-life issues. For as long as she can remember, the blank page has held an incredible allure and from a very young age she was trying to write her own books. Workman wrote her first complete novel at the age of twelve and continued to write as a hobby for many years. She started publishing in 2013. She has won several literary awards from Library Services for Youth in Custody for her young adult fiction. She currently has over 80 published titles and can be found at pdworkman.com. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, Workman has been married for over 25 years and has one son. Find P.D. Workman at https://pdworkman.com http://www.facebook.com/pdworkmanauthor http://www.twitter.com/pdworkmanauthor