Dark Pool by Helen Hanson

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Today I am reviewing Dark Pool by Helen Hanson.



Blurb: Maggie Fender’s law degree remains a daydream as she supports her ex-felon half-brother and their incoherent father. Suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dad’s rarely lucid, but when he’s accused of murder, only the gorgeous Russian neighbor flickers Maggie’s hope.

In the news, disgraced hedge fund manager Patty O’Mara awaits trial for bilking investors out of forty billion dollars. The legendary dark pool wizard offered phenomenal profits. But the SEC discovered O’Mara never made a single legitimate investment. His fund was a total scam.

Maggie’s Dad barely functions, but her hacker brother swears Dad is sending them vital messages about O’Mara’s pot of gold. A private investigator hunts for the money and aims to find it before a notorious Russian mobster. When their efforts focus on Maggie’s father, her remaining hope turns to rampant fear.

She’s the only adult left in her…

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Writing – A Lot


So it occurred to me that I haven’t been around much in the last week or so. Where have I been? Well, I got viciously attacked by a story idea that would not leave me alone.

I started drinking gallons of sugared coffee, barely sleeping, and writing constantly. I wrote so much I even forgot to eat half the time unless my husband put food in front of me and reminded me that I should probably eat. It may be the first time ever that someone has actually lost a couple of pounds sitting still.


In fact, I wrote so much I actually completed the NaNoWriMo challenge in one week. Yes, you read that right. In exactly seven days (this includes the day I took off to recharge by spending the day reading and only a couple of hours writing) I wrote 50,031 words.


I took another day to read…

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New Release: Life Sentence, Romantic Suspense by Carolyn Arnold

She Writes With Love

Life Sentence Cover Small“If I pay with my life, you will pay with yours.”

Defense Attorney Bryan Lexan may have just taken on the case which will cost him his life. When his client, a Russian mafia boss, is convicted of first-degree murder, he vows to make Bryan pay.

Meanwhile, Jessica Pratt has always prided herself on being a modern woman–you know, the kind who doesn’t need a man to make her feel complete. So when she finds herself torn between two, she realizes that not all decisions are based on facts. If they were, her boyfriend, Bryan, would be the logical choice. He has the family name, wealth, and a stake in a successful law firm. Only thing is, when she meets Mason Freeman, the chemistry between them is irrefutable and he won’t take no for an answer.

With both of them caught up in a struggle for survival, and a powerful…

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The Final Descendants And The Well Of Wishes Lost (Book 1) By Karina Gioertz



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The Final Descendants And The Well Of Wishes Lost (Book 1)

By Karina Gioertz

At fourteen, Bryze Brooks has no idea about her extraordinary ancestors. After her father’s death, she had grown up far away from the family manor on Ratclif Circle and the secrets it held within its walls. But everything changes when a surprise phone call leads Bryze back to the house where she comes face to face with her astonishing past. Once there, she begins to discover that all is not what it seems. Fantastic tales begin to intertwine with her reality when a magic arbor leads her into a world she never even dreamed existed. From mesmerizing visits at enchanted Oak Cottage, to terrifying encounters with villainous beasts of the dark, Bryze finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime as she begins to understand her royal responsibilities and what it means to be among…

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