Cover Reveal: Bloodlines, Book 3 of The Edge of Darkness Series


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by Vanessa Skye


Release Date: January 22 , 2015



Following the acclaimed debut of The Enemy Inside and its sequel, Broken, comes the stunning conclusion to the ‘Edge of Darkness’ series by investigative journalist Vanessa Skye, Blood Lines.

Detective Alicia “Berg” Raymond is lying. She’s lying to the Chicago Police Department, to her boyfriend, Captain Jay O’Loughlin, but most of all, she’s lying to herself—about her past, her future, and her ongoing addiction.

As Berg investigates a series of brutal rapes and sinks under an ever-increasing caseload, she finds herself juggling every aspect of her life—finding justice for victims of crime, keeping her own sordid past buried from her colleagues, struggling with blackmail that threatens to push her over the edge, and protecting her lover from the details of all of it.

Wrapping her damaged head around living in a state of domestic bliss she’s certain she doesn’t deserve, Berg is driven by the need for justice and a determination to stop a rapist before any more innocent lives are ravaged.

But when enemies from the past threaten her present, she is once again vulnerable to the demons that have plagued her every day of her life.

It’s only a matter of time before her lies unravel and the fairy tale she’s finally started believing implodes . . . but the biggest threat of all, as it turns out, is her very own bloodline.

Can she save herself, and the casualties of crime, from the lurking darkness waiting to strike, or will her own mistakes drag her under—this time for good?



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Vanessa Skye has always had a love of words and spent her school years writing poetry, speeches, and fictional essays.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts in print journalism and studying psychology at Charles Sturt University, Vanessa got a job at Australia’s largest publisher of regional and agricultural news and information, Rural Press, where she worked as a journalist in the central west of New South Wales for four years.

Thousands of stories later, Vanessa decided to move back to Sydney and try her hand at public relations while studying for a master’s degree in communication.

Skip forward a few years and Vanessa was once again joyfully studying various psychology subjects while managing a Sydney public relations firm. Enthralled with examining the motivations behind people’s actions, Vanessa realized what she really wanted to do in life was combine her love of words with her fascination for human behavior. So Vanessa quit public relations to begin the significantly more impoverished life of a professional writer.

Inspired by a recurring dream, Vanessa wrote her crime fiction debut, The Enemy Inside, which challenges the concept of justice, asks if the need for vengeance sometimes justifies murder, and explores whether you can ever heal from childhood abuse. Broken is her second book in this series. In her spare time, Vanessa wrote a short story, The Piece, which was published in February 2012, by Dark Prints Press as a part of the ‘One That Got Away’ dark fiction anthology.

Vanessa now works as a freelance writer, lives in Sydney’s northern beaches, and tries to immerse herself in salt water at least once a day.





Cover Reveal: Zombified by Maggie LaCroix

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by Maggie LaCroix
Release Date: August 28 , 2014

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What’s white, consists of paper, and is something that you can read?

The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite!

I have to share this awesomeness that has just rocked my world!

Hubby has managed to secure a zillion good husband points for this ‘just because’ gift that arrived yesterday. He knows how much I LOVE my kindle and since the paperwhite wasn’t available to buy for my birthday last month, he still kept it on his list of things to buy and surprise, surprise it arrived without me knowing!

Today I ripped the cardboard packaging, which is black instead of the drab brown that it normally is, and whipped the kindle out to look at it!

The first thing I noticed was how light it was. I have been used to carrying around my kindle keyboard with the leather cover that comes with the in-built light. The cover weighs more than the kindle! So when I picked up the new paperwhite, I almost threw it across the room because it is so light!

Here’s a few pictures for you to drool over check out of my new kindle! (please excuse the appallingly chipped and ratty nail polish!)

The cover also has a cool embossed metal clasp that closes nicely with a magnet. It also puts the kindle to sleep like the iPads do.

The inside of the cover has kindle embossed also, and the screen, it’s awesome!

That’s me at 51% through Unjust Cause by Jaclyn A Wilson. You can kind of see the kindle on the left side of the photo on the inside of the cover if you squint and hold your tongue right.

Here is a photo comparing the kindles, with their screens on. This was taken in my study with a rather yellow light. Normally I wouldn’t have my light on and I’d be able to read the screen fine, but it’s just fantastic on the paperwhite.

If you’re keen to find out more about the Kindle Paperwhite, you can check out the details here.

Do any of you have the new kindle too? What are your thoughts?