New Year Literary Interview With Storyteller Author, Joe Siccardi.

Intimate Author Interview Courtesy of Liz at MY BOOK PLACE Where Writers and Readers Meet …

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Tell us about yourself and your books.:
I am a prolific storyteller of inspirational wisdom-filled books about life. His latest offering is “My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through.” It is a novelization of my March 2018 debut release of the novella “Heaven Shining Through” which has been claiming rave reviews by book reviewers and book bloggers alike.
I released my second book in November 2018 titled “Wisdom From A Father: One dad’s thoughts about life,” a collection of essays about love, life, marriage and raising my children with a dash of wit and fatherly life lessons. I just released my first fictional memoir and follow-up to “Heaven Shining Through” titled; “My Name Is Sam …and Heaven Is Still Shining Through.” All the books are available on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, and many fine online bookstores.

I am a graduate of Dominican College of Blauvelt (NY) and hold a BA degree in Liberal Arts. I began my career with the Paterson (NJ) News and continued for the next 52 years in a variety of positions as an editorial writer, editor, and publisher. I now write and publish as a new Indie author. I also author a blog at wisdomfromafather.wordpress.com where I share posts about life and fatherhood.

The storyteller says it well. Joe states, “I’m the ordinary Joe walking along this journey called life and sharing it with you.” And he has the life experience to back this statement as a proud father of five children, 18 grandchildren, three great-granddaughters, and a fourth great-granddaughter expected in the fall.

He has gathered all his life and work experiences from living in many places on East Coast and Midwest like Paterson, Totowa, Newton and Ogdensburg, NJ; Belvidere, IL; Toledo, OH; Washington, DC; Laurel, MD; and Seneca Falls and Willard (Romulus), NY.

When not writing Joe enjoys travel, cooking, and spending time with all his grown children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He also enjoys pleasure reading some of his favorite authors and writers like James Patterson, Tom Clancy, and his literary wish is a meeting with icon author Mr. Stephen King … Joe Siccardi is currently traveling and visiting all his children in many states.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I tend to procrastinate, then write at longer periods of time. I also need to have background noise to be effective (music, outside noise, water flowing over the dam).

What authors have influenced you?
Charles Dickens, although I also like James Patterson and Tom Clancy.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing. Don’t get discouraged. Don’t expect to get rich, but recognize everyone has a story to tell – why not you?

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What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be true to yourself. Write about what you know. If you don’t understand your subject, your readers never will.

What are you reading now?
The Secret in the Cliffs by Kristin Tucker

What’s your biggest weakness?
I don’t read enough.

What is your favorite book of all time?
Nicholas Nickleby

What has inspired you and your writing style?
I’ve always enjoyed writing. I preferred essays to multiple-choice or one-word answers because they gave me an opportunity to expand my thoughts. Since I spent so many years in the newspaper industry, I learned how to be concise. After retiring I’ve had the pleasure of writing for fun, which has been freeing. My style tends to be down to earth and often blends genres.

What are you working on now?
I just published “My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through” so I’ve been heavily promoting that. I am thinking about a volume 2 for my nonfiction “Wisdom From a Father … one dad’s thoughts on life.”

What is your method for promoting your work?
I work closely with a marketing expert. Generally, promotion is through social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), although I have participated in book launches, book signings, and presentations. I welcome them. Especially now that I’ve been traveling. I have had a couple of book events along the way.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I would like to pay it forward by highlighting new authors through a podcast interview process. I would like to schedule more speaking appearances and would love to do a book tour/podcast along Route 1/Atlantic Coast. And of course, I will continue to scribble down thoughts for my blog and who knows … another book or two.

How well do you work under pressure?
I think I work well under pressure. I had to deal with deadlines all my professional life.

How do you decide what tone to use with a particular piece of writing?
It depends on the piece and content. I went with a first-person account for “My Name Is Sam,” as it is my newest book release and may be purchased from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, my website and many online book sites.

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CONNECT WITH JOE SICCARDI! 

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Joe Siccardi Website
Joe Siccardi Amazon Profile
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Mystery Novel Series Cover Reveal and New Release Coming By, Kim Carter Mysteries.

_Kim Carter Mysteries_ Kim Carter an Award-Winning Mystery Writer is back! Her Novel Series _Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle_ Relaunch & New Release coming soon titled; _Murder Among The Tombst

” Just when Lizzie Chatsworth thinks her world can’t get any more complicated, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery from the 1800’s that is pulling her in and demanding she seeks justice. But, will the mystery of Baby Belle’s death end Lizzie’s life first? ”

Cat Lyon’s Reading Den Welcomes Back Kim Carter Mysteries!

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Kim Carter is a prolific writer of Thrilling and Suspenseful Murder Mysteries. Now she is relaunching her fantastic new novel series of “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” ~ A Clara and Iris Mystery Series as a new indie author and best-selling writer. It has a fresh new cover for the series and readers know it is an exceptional read with over 40 Amazon 5-Star reviews!

NOW book two of this series will be releasing soon titled; “Murder Among The Tombstones.”  Here is more about the writer!

 

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About Book One:

Lizzie, a small-town waitress, thought she’d finally met her prince charming in Dr. Grant Chatsworth. She was young and in love, and the quick courtship ended with the four karat diamond engagement ring of her dreams. Now residing in one of Buckhead’s finest estates, Lizzie soon learns all that glitters is not gold. Her handsome husband, a renowned cardiac surgeon, and developer of a new congestive heart failure drug was becoming cruel and controlling. Lizzie finds herself captive in the vast expanse of his estate without a phone or a car, and under the watchful eye of Flossie. When Lizzie discovers that her husband’s drug development company is a Ponzi scheme, she realizes that her life could be in danger if she doesn’t somehow escape the gated mansion on the hill.

With her parents deceased, her only hope is to get to Biloxi, Mississippi and seek refuge with her sister, Maggie. Maggie and her husband Leland quickly find a safe harbor for Lizzie in a house on the bayou. However, the house at the end of the street might not be the quiet retreat Lizzie was hoping for. The confines of her hideaway soon get to Lizzie so she begins sneaking out in the middle of the night to walk in the historic cemetery next door.

One night a damaged, carved lamb on top of the tombstone of a small child catches her eye, and the story of the child immediately captures her heart. Just when Lizzie Chatsworth thinks her world can’t get any more complicated, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery from the 1800’s that is pulling her in and demanding she seeks justice. As her husband’s empire begins to crumble, he’s more determined than ever to find Lizzie and kill her. But, will the mystery of Baby Belle’s death end Lizzie’s life first?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Kim has been writing mysteries for some time and has a large reader fan base who enjoy all her books, as it shows with the many 5-star book reviews given by her readers. She continues to write for her mystery fans, as she enjoys interacting and engaging with them. One of her favorite things about writing is the traveling and research required to bring her novels to life. Her research has taken her to places such as morgues, death row, and midnight cemetery visits.

Kim and her husband Julius have raised three beautiful successful grown children and have vested in retired greyhounds, and they enjoy attending the many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets they make after retirement.

Kim, a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. She worked in Human Services in the Grant Division before becoming an author. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for some time to come for her avid readers.

You can learn about all of Author, Kim Carter’s books, connect with her now on
GoodReads   Twitter and on her  Facebook Fan Page  

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Releasing SOON!  ~ “MURDER Among The Tombstone” Book 2 of The Clara and Iris Novel Mystery Series…

_Kim Carter Mysteries_ Kim Carter an Award-Winning Mystery Writer is back! Her Novel Series _Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle_ Relaunch & New Release coming soon titled; _Murder Among The Tombst

“Cover Reveal Presented By “Cat Lyon’s Reading and Writing Den”

“We Welcome Author, Kim Carter ~ Writer of Suspense and Mysteries to Lyon Book Promotions”

Welcome and Happy New Year Avid Readers and Friends,

 

 

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We have a brand new author to the family of fine authors and book line up here at Lyon Book Promotions! We are honored to welcome Kim Carter and her collection of Mystery Reads . . .

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About The Mystery Author:

Kim Carter, Author and prolific writer of Contemporary Mystery, Suspense and Thriller books, is a fan favorite among her avid readers with her array of released mystery titles like; “When Dawn Never Comes,”  “Deadly Odds,”  “No Second Chances ,” and now her new release, “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle.”
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Kim has been writing mysteries for some time and has a large reader fan base who enjoys all her mystery, suspenseful books, and it shows with the many 5-Star book reviews given by her readers. She continues to write for her mystery fans, as she enjoys interacting and engaging with all of them.

Kim and her husband have raised three successful grown children and have vested in retired greyhound dogs as they enjoy attending the many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets they make after retirement.

Kim, a college graduate of Saint Leo University, she has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. She has worked in Human Services in the Grant Division before becoming an author and writer. She lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for some time for all her avid reader fans. You can visit and connect with her now on Goodreads: Kim Carter Mysteries On Goodreads .
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About Her New Book:  “SWEET DREAMS, Baby Belle”

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“Lizzie, a small-town waitress, thought she’d finally met her prince charming in Dr. Grant Chatsworth. She was young and in love, and the quick courtship ended with the four-carat diamond engagement ring of her dreams.”

Now residing in one of Buckhead’s finest estates, Lizzie soon learns all that glitters is not gold. Her handsome husband, renowned cardiac surgeon, and developer of a new congestive heart failure drug was becoming cruel and controlling. Lizzie finds herself captive in the vast expanse of his estate without a phone or a car, and under the watchful eye of Flossie.  When Lizzie discovers that her husband’s drug development company is a Ponzi scheme, she realizes that her life could be in danger if she doesn’t somehow escape the gated mansion on the hill.

With her parents deceased, her only hope is to get to Biloxi, Mississippi and seek refuge with her sister, Maggie. Maggie and her husband Leland quickly find a safe harbor for Lizzie in a house on the bayou. However, the house at the end of the street might not be the quiet retreat Lizzie was hoping for.

The confines of her hideaway soon get to Lizzie so she begins sneaking out in the middle of the night to walk in the historical cemetery next door. One night a damaged, carved lamb on top of the tombstone of a small child catches her eye, and the story of the child immediately captures her heart. Just when Lizzie Chatsworth thinks her world can’t get any more complicated, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery from the 1800’s that is pulling her in and demanding she seek justice.

As her husband’s empire begins to crumble, he’s more determined than ever to find Lizzie and kill her. But, will the mystery of Baby Belle’s death end Lizzie’s life first?
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Now I can tell you Kim has had some amazing Amazon 5-Star book reviews for all her mystery reads. I asked Kim a few questions about her writing and being an author in a little interview with her. Her is what she had to share with all of us.

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1.) When did you start writing? And how did you come to be a writer and publish your work?
I’ve always been an avid reader but an illness in 1999 made me homebound. It was then that I started writing for therapy more than anything. Years later, family and friends encouraged me to pursue publication.

2.) What type of career did you have before becoming a published author?
“I worked in many capacities in county government, but lastly in grant writing before my illness.”


3.) Do you have a favorite writer or author that inspires you as a writer?
“Most definitely, Sue Grafton.  She is a great mystery writer but also injects so much humor. You feel as though you know her characters personally.”

4.) Since you have a great reader following of your mysteries, what can you tell your readers about yourself that they may not know about you?
“Oh my goodness, I think the most important thing for them to know about me is how humbled I am to have them read my work.  I never take for granted anyone’s time or the money they’ve spent purchasing a book.  There are so many wonderful writers out there and the fact that they choose to read my novels is quite astounding.
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s what readers and book reviewers have to say about Kim’s new book release, Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle .. . and keep in mind she has 20 5-Star reviews already for this New Mystery Read!

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on December 13, 2015

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“This is by far one of the best books I have read in a really long time. The storyline is captivating and intriguing. Always something to keep you wanting to read more and lots of surprises. You will be glad you read this one. A really good read for sure!! ~ SO highly recommend this one!”

Another great page turner by Kim Carter

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“I have read all of Kim Carter’s books and this one is my favorite by far! Within the first few chapters, I was completely sucked in – I could not put the book down! The book was suspenseful, at times funny, and overall a great read. The book reads fairly fast thanks to the short chapters, which motivate me to keep reading. I was constantly surprised by the plot’s twists and turns… even ’til the end. I fully recommend this book – you won’t believe how it ends. I can’t wait for the next release.”  Highly suggest this mystery!
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So there you have it! Fantastic book reviews for Kim Carter and there are many more for all her thriller, suspense mysteries. Want to connect with Kim to see what she maybe working on now? These are some place I suggest you go connect with her on social media as she loves to interact with all her fans and readers. And again, we are Proud and Honored to have Kim Carter Mysteries here on “Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions!”
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Connect with Kim Carter Mysteries:


Author Facebook Like Page:
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Goodreads:  On Goodreads ~ Kim Carter Mysteries
Twitter:  Follow Kim on Twitter
Amazon Author Page: Amazon Author Page & List of Mysteries
Google+ Community:  Readers add her to your Google+ Circles

 

*HAPPY READINGS! ~ Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions*

 

I Welcome New Hot Romance Writer & Author, Christie S Anthony.

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“Lyon book promotions proudly presents a brand new hot romance writer and author, Christie S. Anthony, and her new book series titled; Chasing Disaster,
(Disaster Series ~ Book 1).  And the Amazon book reviews are really coming in fast and full of all 5 stars!”

About Chasing Disaster ~ The Series

After surviving a violent childhood that resulted in her mother’s death, Trisha Whitfield has surpassed everyone’s expectations. She’s beautiful, driven, and the successful owner of one of Atlanta’s leading real estate agencies. Outsiders think she has the perfect life, unaware of the dark turmoil she struggles with daily. The wall she’s built has kept her safe from further heartache, but it’s also resulted in a life without love. Carter Henderson is distinguished, ambitious, and has taken over the helm of his family’s exclusive hotel.
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His masculine appeal attracts the ladies, but he’s determined to win over the only woman he’d risk everything for. Carter moved to New York City to lick his wounds the last time Trisha turned him down. Despite the rejection, he is inexplicably drawn to her and moves back home after five years away from her. Things begin to look very promising until someone from Carter’s past makes an appearance and threatens to undo everything. Now his and Trisha’s future is in jeopardy and Carter is running out of time to save them from a catastrophic ending. Destiny has continuously placed Carter and Trisha in one another’s paths. Has a long ago tragedy erected an impermeable barricade or will Carter finally be able to break through and win Trisha’s heart? A moving and genuine entry in the romance genre, Chasing Disaster is the first installment in the Disaster Series by author Christie Anthony. Check out the Fabulous Book Trailer here: http://youtu.be/qaUvb0Xnbew

About The Author, Writer & The Selfie Queen of Instagram:
https://instagram.com/author_christiesheri/

 

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Now Christie knows I’m just playing around a wee bit with her about her Instagram! LOL. I have never met anyone who loves their IG as much as she does! Here is more about this wonderful new self published author:

New prolific writer and new published author, Christie S Anthony is make big splash with her new 3 book series now released titled, Chasing Disaster. . .

Christie was born and raised in the close-knit community of Goldsboro, North Carolina. One of six siblings, her family is a constant source of inspiration that drives her to always want to do and be more. She has loved the romance genre for as long as she can remember and transitioning from reader to author is second nature to her.

Though she enlisted in the U.S. Army a couple of years after graduating high school, her love for writing was ever-present. Now a veteran, Christie is enrolled in college and is carving a place for herself in the world of happily ever after. Christie’s passion for creating beautiful and competent heroines is apparent in her prose. Her most recent projects are Love Uncharted and the first book in the Disaster series, Chasing Disaster.

Christie currently lives in Tacoma, Washington and is a strong supporter of the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, RAINN. When she isn’t working, in class, or bringing characters to life, she is spending quality time with her husband, watching Netflix marathons and listening to music.    And her Life Motto?   “Faith~ Fun~ Forever Love” . . . .
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What Readers Are Saying In Reviews About Book 1 of Chasing Disaster:

Mimi Said: “MUST READ! FAILS TO DISAPPOINT!

I ABSOLUTELY love this book and cannot wait until Christie releases the 2nd installment. It was a page turner from the beginning to the end!

This book is a must read! It takes you back to the way books use to be. The ones we grew up reading and loving. This book is just that! I can’t wait for the next one.

OMG By Joyce on March 1, 2015
OMG! This book was an amazing read! La and Carter’s love lets you know that no matter how hard you try you can never really get away from what’s real! And Lisa just let’s you know you shouldn’t lay with crazy! I wanted to keep reading when I reached the end! I will definitely be looking for part 2 of this series!

Now as readers, we know reviews tell much about a book! And I think all Christie’s reviews are fantastic! I myself have added it to my own GoodReads list. And, you can also go connect with Christie on Goodreads too right here: http://www.goodreads.com/ChristieSAnthony_Author

You can also learn more about her as she has an “Author Online Diary” blog too! Come see what she is up to with her 2nd book titled; ‘Unnatural Disaster’ . . .
https://AuthorChristieSheriAnthony.wordpress.com
And come like her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieSAnthony/


This Guest Author Spotlight was Presented to you by “Lyon Book and Social Media Promotions”. . . Grab your copy of Christie’s book on Amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Disaster-Christie-S-Anthony/dp/1507705611/

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Guest Author Spotlight~Meet Author, Ellie Pulikonda & her book, Split Second.

Hello Readers and New Friends,

 

I’m very happy to introduce a new author to all my readers and blog friends. I’m pleased to share ‘Author Ellie Pulikonda’ and her fantastic book titled, Split Second, now available online on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Ellie found me and was needing to have a wee bit of help with promoting her new book, so she can stay busy writing, and I can tell she is a delightful woman. And she is very serious about her craft as a writer, and the few months her book has been out, she has over 25 Amazon Fabulous Reviews already! I have added her book to my Goodreads book list and surely can not wait to read it myself.

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Split Second ~ by Ellie Pulikonda

About The Book:

We all know of families that seem to be golden.  Life touches them lightly and success is the norm.  But when such a family is faced with a potential tragedy, the seemingly perfect relationships break open to reveal flaws and shortcomings.

Liz Reynolds is the only daughter in such a family. Her attempted suicide forces her parents to examine how they have contributed to her desperate act. Old secrets they have kept from each other and from their daughter threaten every facet of their seemingly perfect lives. Do they have the courage to admit their own shortcomings in order to save Liz?

“Richard heaved a sigh of relief. Liz would get help, and he wouldn’t have to witness any more scenes like the one he had walked in on this afternoon. Maybe it was going to work out all right”.

When do a family’s secrets become too dangerous to keep? Find out in Ellie Pulikonda’s shocking debut novel, Split Second.

About The Author:
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A prolific writer right out of the literary gate, Author Ellie Pulikonda’s first book is destined to be an Amazon Best Seller! With more than 20 Amazon Reviews already, Ellie has shown her literary strength with her very first book release of ~ Split Second. . .

Born in the Pacific Northwest of  Kennewick, Washington and graduated from Kennewick High School, Ellie went on to several colleges earning her degrees:
Knox College, Galesburg, IL BA, education ~University of Illinois, MA,Library Science University of Illinois, MS, Adult Education. She has been writing for work and pleasure for sometime now.

“I write for the pure joy of writing. At first, it was diaries, journals, and musings; then I graduated to short newspaper articles, some unpublished but staged mystery/comedy plays, scripts for amateur musical productions and now books”.

My life has encompassed many quite varied activities. I have worked in an attorney’s office, a travel agency, a welfare office, a newspaper office, as a teacher, a librarian, and finally as the director of a public library in Tipton, IN.  I am or have been a mother, daughter, single parent, wife, widow, partner, a grandmother and even a great-grandmother. Writing has been the one constant through all of these roles. So what are her literary goals as a writer for her books?

“My hope is that my readers will enjoy my books, and also be prodded to think about the actions and motives of my characters, to question their choices and why they made them, and to see the characters with greater insight”. . .

Soon Ellie will be blogging again, so keep your eyes out for that. I’ll be showcasing her blog/website very soon. You can however connect with her on her Goodreads Author profile here: http://www.goodreads.com/ElliePulikondaAuthor/
And now on here new Facebook Author Like Page too!
https://www.facebook.com/SplitSecond.ElliePulikonda/likes?ref=page_internal
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Here Is What Amazon Reviewers Are Saying:

“Ellie has written an engrossing psychological mystery. The characters are very realistic and well-developed. I was involved in the story and couldn’t wait to see what happened next. The plot was well paced so there were surprises throughout the novel. I hope Ellie writes many more novels”.
“A must-read mystery with great depth of characters”!

“I love mysteries and this one has every element, making it a great read! Keeping you guessing until the end, it gives you just enough little clues along the way for the weary reader. But in addition to being a mystery, it also explores the psyche of the characters and their relationships, giving the novel a richness and depth to it. Yes, this is definitely a “page-turner”, but it also is a book that gets you thinking”!
“Great, suspenseful read”!

So don’t wait, go grab your copy of this excellent new read before there all gone! It should be what your reading today. I hope you all enjoyed meeting and learning more about Author, Ellie Pulikonda, and I thank her for letting me share all about her here on my book blog.
http://www.amazon.com/Split-Second-Ellie-Pulikonda-ebook/dp/B00KUEB01E