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Color Of Evil Series Boxed Set by Connie Corcoran WilsonColor Of Evil Series Boxed Set by Connie Corcoran Wilson


Publisher:  Quad Cities’ Press (Aug, 2017)
Category: YA, Psychological Paranormal Thriller
Tour Dates: Oct/Nov, 2017
Available in: E-book, 725 Pages

THE COLOR OF EVIL series presents you with characters who live, breathe and die in small town Cedar Falls, Iowa. Tad McGreevy, the focus of the series, has a paranormal power, Tetrachromatic Super Vision, that allows him to see auras that tell him whether a person is good or evil. At night, in horrifying nightmares, Tad relives the crimes of the evil-doers. Eventually, becomes the target of a particularly lethal antagonist, Michael Clay (aka Pogo the Clown) who wants to eliminate the teen-aged boy. In three books, we witness the power of evil faced off against a good-hearted young boy who just wants to protect those he loves.

Beginning with the first manifestations of this supernatural power at the age of 8, the book quickly takes us forward to the high school years of Tad and the band of friends we come to know well. We follow their progress from their junior year of high school through graduation with danger always lurking in the background. As others have said, it’s quite a ride.

Begin the journey today with this specially-priced trilogy: THE COLOR OF EVIL; RED IS FOR RAGE; and KHAKI=KILLER..

“THE COLOR OF EVIL series is old-school psychological horror, artfully blended with new-school shocks and twists. Bravo!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author, multiple Bram Stoker winner.

My Thoughts Color Of Evil Series Boxed Set by Connie Corcoran Wilson


I rarely read books like these but have heard so much about them and have enjoyed Ms. Wilson’s writing in the past with her diverse topics.  Thus I decided to give this series a try.  It has just been made into a boxed set on Kindle.

In this multi award winning series, Tad McGreevy as a boy discovers that he can see auras.  At night he dreams of evil people doing evil deeds and he knows that these aren’t just dreams.  He know that either, the evil doing has already occurred and will occur.  His parents tell him to keep his power a secret.  When he turns 8 years old his third grade classmates are invited to his birthday party.  His parents hire Pogo the Clown to entertain the children.  However, Tad knows right away that Pogo (real name Michael Clay) is really a serial killer. Of course, his parents don’t believe him and even send him to a psychiatrist who does not believe him either. That is until Pogo is arrested.

Fast forward to Tad as a young adult, In the second book ‘Red Is For Rage’, Tad tries to control his power more.  He doesn’t want to end up back in a hospital under a psychiatrists care.  His best friend Stevie Scranton goes missing.  To top that off, Pogo (aka Michael Clay) escapes prison.  Tad teams up with a retired policeman and others to try to find out what happened to Stevie.  Will they be too late?

Then there is the teenage aghast of Tad and his friend, not to mention that of Stevie’s poor parents during the 9 month ordeal of their missing son.

The third book, ‘Khaki=Killer’ picks up where the second book leaves off.  Melody Harris Carpenter was rushed to the hospital due to an accident when cheerleading at her college.  We find out what happened to her.  There are budding romances, more people disappearing, and Michael Clay is on the hunt for Tad.

Okay, so even from what I just described, it is clear it isn’t the type of book I would normally read.  In fact I would usually stay far away from.  However, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this series.  Connie Corcoran Wilson really amazes me with her pen she can write both non-fiction and fiction effortlessly, or at least it seems the case to me. Will I go out of my way to read more paranormal thrillers, probably not but I am glad I read this.  I also know that she is working on a forth, perhaps final book for the series and I will certainly read that.  I recommend you pick up a copy of The Color of Evil series’ and experience it as well!

4/5

I received the ebook for my honest opinion.

Praise Color Of Evil Series by Connie Corcoran Wilson


‘The book has all the elements of a compelling mystery and an inventive paranormal twist. One must credit Wilson for treating her teenage protagonists with respect, as they face adult dilemmas and resolve them with maturity and grace.”- Kirkus

“Connie Corcoran Wilson weaves a deftly fine scalpel in an age where a crude blade is more the norm. Her work is a smooth, subtle hybrid mix of science fiction, thriller, and horror that realizes a unique and pointed vision in the great tradition of Phillip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury. Her voice is a wonder to behold, at once dark and somber while maintaining a glimmer of hope that shines in the hearts of her heroes, who cling to the light. Like Stephen King, nothing escapes her discerning eye, the result of which is tale after tale that bleed life onto the page, both literally and figuratively.”–Jon Land, bestselling author of the Caitlin Strong Series

“Wilson’s characters come alive on the page. Comparisons to Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Philip K. Dick aside, Wilson has spent 33 years teaching students in this age range. She knows what she is talking about.”–Gary Braver, author of “Flashback” and 8 other thrillers.

About Connie Corcoran WilsonColor Of Evil Series Boxed Set by Connie Corcoran Wilson


Connie (Corcoran) Wilson (MS + 30) graduated from the University of Iowa and Western Illinois University, with additional study at Northern Illinois, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. She taught writing at six Iowa/Illinois colleges and has written for five newspapers and seven blogs, including Yahoo, which named her its 2008 Content Producer of the Year.  She covers politics and entertainment and writes for The Movie Blog, QuadCities.com and her own blog, WeeklyWilson.com.

She is a member of ITW (International Thriller Writers) and a member of IWPA (Illinois Women’s Press Association, Chicago chapter), which awarded her its Silver Feather Award in 2012 and 2014, MWA (Midwest Writers Association), AWP (American Writing Program) and MWC (Midwest Writing Center), which named her its Writer of the Year in 2010. She has won numerous E-Lit awards, a NABE Pinnacle award, an ALMA (American Literary Merit Award),  Lucky Cinda competition and two IWPA Silver Feather Awards (2012, 2014).

Her stories and interviews with writers like David Morrell, Joe Hill, Kurt Vonnegut, Frederik Pohl, William F. Nolan,  Anne Perry, r. Barri Flowers, Valerie Plame, Allen Zadoff and Jon Land have appeared online and in numerous journals.

Her work has won prizes from “Whim’s Place Flash Fiction,” “Writer’s Digest” (Screenplay) and she has 30 published works. Connie reviewed film and books for the Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa) for 12 years, wrote humor columns and conducted interviews for the (Moline, Illinois)  Dispatch.

Connie has three ongoing series: THE COLOR OF EVIL, HELLFIRE & DAMNATION (short stories organized around the crimes or sins punished at each of the levels of Hell in Dante’s Inferno) and THE CHRISTMAS CATS, which she writes for her granddaughters. (www.TheColorOfEvil.com; www.RedIsforRage.com; www.KhakiEqualsKiller.com; www.HellfireAndDamnationTheBook.com; www.TheXmasCats.com)

Connie lives in East Moline, Illinois with husband Craig and in Chicago, Illinois and Austin, Texas. Son Scott and wife Jessica and granddaughters Ava and Elise live in Austin and her daughter, Stacey, currently flies for Southwest Airlines and flies from Denver, Colorado.

Connie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConnieCWilson
Connie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connie-Corcoran-Wilson/275020829241869
Connie on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/conniecwilson/


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Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda: Giveaway

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 21, 2017
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Best Day Ever by Kaira RoudaBest Day Ever by Kaira Rouda


Thanks to Ann-Marie Nieves of Get Red PR, I am giving away one print copy of Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda.

Description Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda


I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…

Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.

But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really? 

Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life. 

Praise Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda


“A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.” –Publishers Weekly

“…it was completely addicting. It will be a Bets On pick. Those who loved THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (another Bets On title) will want to take note of this one.” –Carol Fitzgerald, BookReport.com

“Chilling, satisfying suspense…it will cost you sleep as you race through the pages.”-Good Housekeeping

About Kaira RoudaBest Day Ever by Kaira Rouda


Kaira Rouda is a USA TODAY bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary fiction exploring what goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect lives. Novels include ALL THE DIFFERENCE, HERE, HOME, HOPE, IN THE MIROR and THE GOODBYE YEAR. Her modern romance novels are set on beaches, including the Indigo Island series and the Laguna Beach series, also its own Kindle World. 

She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: @KairaRouda; and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books. For more please visit http://www.kairarouda.com/.

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Nadya’s War by C.S. Taylor: Giveaway

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Nadya's War by C.S. TaylorNadya’s War by C.S. Taylor


Thanks to Sydney Mathieu of JKS Communications, I am giving away one print copy of Nadya’s War by C.S. Taylor.

Description Nadya’s War by C.S. Taylor


Nadezdah “Little Boar” Buzina, a young pilot with the Red Army’s 586th all-female fighter regiment, dreams of becoming an ace. Those dreams shatter when a dogfight leaves her severely burned and the sole survivor from her flight.

For the latter half of 1942, she struggles against crack Luftwaffe pilots, a vengeful political commissar, and a new addiction to morphine, all the while questioning her worth and purpose in a world beyond her control. It’s not until the Soviet counter-offensive at Stalingrad that she finds her unlikely answers, and they only come after she’s saved her mortal enemy’s life and fallen in love with the one who nearly kills her.

Praise Nadya’s War by C.S. Taylor


“On the whole, however, the characters are well drawn, and their arcs move in unexpected directions…A compelling, female-centric combat tale involving Russians and Nazis.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Nadya’s War tells the riveting story of a young woman’s journey as an ace fighter pilot in World War II, illuminating a long neglected chapter of history. Taylor provides a rich, engrossing narrative.” – Best Selling Author Gregory A. Freeman, THE FORGOTTEN 500

“A dangerous aerial ballet of love, hate, pain and discovery, Nadya’s War takes the reader into skies that few have visited. This is a fresh book with twists and surprises throughout.” – Best Selling Author LtCol (Ret) Jay A. Stout, HELL’S ANGELS

About C.S. TaylorNadya's War by C.S. Taylor


C.S. Taylor is a former Marine and avid fencer (saber for the most part, foil and epee are tolerable). He enjoys all things WWII, especially perfecting his dog fighting skills inside virtual cockpits, and will gladly accept any P-38 Lightnings anyone might wish to bestow upon him. He’s also been known to run a kayak through white water now and again.

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