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Coming Soon: Liar City by Allie Therin

Liar City | Allie Therin

Sugar & Vice #1

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Release Date: February 28th, 2023

Publisher: Carina Press

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A murder has Seattle on edge, and it falls to a pacifist empath—and a notorious empath hunter—to find the killer before it’s too late

It’s the middle of the night when part-time police consultant and full-time empath Reece gets an anonymous call warning him that his detective sister needs his help. At an out-of-the-way Seattle marina, he discovers that three people have been butchered—including the author of the country’s strictest anti-empathy bill, which is just days from being passed into law.

Soon, Reece’s caller arrives: a shadowy government agent known as The Dead Man, who is rumored to deal exclusively in cases involving empathy. He immediately takes over the investigation, locking out both local PD and the FBI, but, strangely, keeps Reece by his side.

As the two track an ever-growing trail of violence and destruction across Seattle, Reece must navigate a scared and angry city, an irritating attraction to his mysterious agent companion, and a rising fear that perhaps empaths like him aren’t all flight and no fight after all…

Mystery & urban fantasy blend with slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance in a new trilogy from Allie Therin. Liar City is a twisty, banter-filled mystery that stars a a violence-averse empath one R-rated movie away from a nervous breakdown. 

About The Author

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Allie Therin is the author of the Magic in Manhattan series, LGBT urban fantasy romances set in the 1920s. Her books have received starred reviews, hit Amazon and Kobo bestseller lists, topped reader-favorite polls and featured on sites like Bookriot, Lamda Literary, and The Nerd Daily.

A writer and avid reader of sci-fi, fantasy, and romance, she also is, or has been, a bookseller, an attorney, a Parks & Rec assistant, a boom operator, and a barista for one (embarrassing) day.

Allie grew up in a tiny Pacific Northwest town with more bears than people, although the bears sadly would not practice Spanish with her.

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Definitely the best Canoli yet! Ricky and John made me smile

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Definitely the best one yet in this series and filled with an excellent balance between the romance and the suspense.

Uncle Ricky’s been a fascinating character since the start and here we get to find out all about him following his revelation in book two that he was gay.

There’s a clever use of a different viewpoint to open up the narrative before it swings into telling the frenemies romance as Ricky does his absolute best to try and resist his attraction to his new, younger detective partner.

And what a sweetheart John is.

My heart broke for him when we find out the circumstances he’s been living under for the last couple of weeks.

Especially as it became clear that was just the tip of a very deep iceberg.

The mystery/investigation element of this book worked really well for me. I kept having guesses as to what had happened all the way through and while I had hints and ideas, I still didn’t catch on to the villain of the piece until close to the end.

I’ve no clue really how a US homicide investigation would work but it felt like it followed the likely protocols once it was established that Ricky was too close to it because of Donny.

Once Ricky accepts that he is falling for his partner, he also knows they can’t carry on working together.

Their chemistry is off the charts hot and the slight age gap works well. Ricky is a nurturer, a care giver by instinct and he sooths John’s understandable prickles simply by being himself.

It was lovely watching John blossom from being someone hiding himself away to the focused and sharp-witted detective during their investigation.

I also appreciated the way the threat to his safety was handled and, again, it felt like an organic and possible outcome.

I’ve absolutely no idea who is up next but I’m massively in love with the whole Canali clan!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

As with the previous books in this series, I beta read for Eli.

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Cover Reveal: Killer Honeymoon by Aimee Nicole Walker

Killer Honeymoon |Aimee Nicole Walker

Sawyer and Royce: Matrimony and Mayhem #3

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Release Date: July 1st, 2022

Cover Design: Jay Aheer @ Simply Defined Art

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

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Honeymoon, happily ever after, and…homicide?

Newlyweds, Royce Locke and Sawyer Key, embark on a honeymoon road trip where their biggest threat should be dodging drunk tourists on golf carts. But their arrival on South Bass Island lands them in the middle of a contentious battle between lifelong islanders and a property developer who won’t accept no for an answer. Tempers soar as the barometric pressure drops, signaling a dangerous storm brewing on the horizon and across the street. Minding their own business becomes impossible when a homicide wrecks their vacation and puts Royce and Sawyer in the path of a twisted killer.

Will their honeymoon be two tickets to paradise or a one-way trip to the morgue?

Killer Honeymoon is book three in the Matrimony and Mayhem trilogy, the second story arc for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. ** New readers should start with the Zero Hour trilogy before reading Matrimony and Mayhem. **

Killer Honeymoon is a continuation of Royce and Sawyer’s happily ever after as they move into the next phase of their lives—professionally and personally.

Though some storylines span the trilogy, this book does not end in a cliffhanger. Heat, humor, heart, and homicide abound. You have been warned. 18+.

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The Magnolia Murders

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Everything old is new again in love and murder.

Work together, live together, and play together is the name of the game for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. But one of those things changes when Chief Mendoza taps Sawyer to lead the newly formed cold case unit. His first task: solve the Magnolia Murders that spanned three decades and suddenly stopped in 2000.

Chaos ensues when a fourth Magnolia Queen contender is murdered during a preliminary round. With the pageant’s one hundredth anniversary looming, the pressure is on to produce results. Royce and Sawyer, along with their new partners, have to team up to solve the Magnolia Murders—old and new.

As the investigation continues, a surprise visitor and an unexpected phone call force the men to face painful things from their pasts. The future Royce and Sawyer dream of is within their grasp, but first, they’ll need to uproot the seeds of discontent they’ve buried deep.

The Magnolia Murders is the first book in the Matrimony and Mayhem trilogy, the second story arc for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. ** New readers should start with the Zero Hour trilogy before reading Matrimony and Mayhem. **

The Magnolia Murders is a continuation of Royce and Sawyer’s happily ever after as they move into the next phase of their lives—professionally and personally. Though some storylines span the trilogy, this book does not end in a cliffhanger. Heat, humor, heart, and homicide abound. You have been warned. 18+

About The Author

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Ever since she was a little girl, Aimee Nicole Walker entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people.

She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them. Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day.

I’d love to hear from you.

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To celebrate Aimee’s upcoming release, we’re giving away an e-copy of Books 1 & 2 and an advanced e-copy of Killer Honeymoon!

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