New Release: Gunnysack Hell by Nancy Brashear #thriller #giveaway

My friend Nancy Brashear’s first novel, Gunnysack Hell, a psychological thriller, was recently published by The Wild Rose Press (https://www.thewildrosepress.com/). Read to the end to enter Nancy’s drawings.

Gunnysack Hell cover

Blurb:

“There’s more to fear in the desert than scorpions and rattlesnakes.”

It’s the summer of 1962, middle of the Cold War, and the O’Brien family has moved off-grid to the Mojave Desert in Southern California. After all, the desert has to be a safer place to raise a family than the crime-ridden city, and there they can build a new future.

But evil also stalks dusty desert roads, and eight-year-old Nonni finds herself harboring a terrible secret: Only she can identify the predator who has been terrorizing the community. And he knows where she lives.

Buy links:

Barnes & Noble buy link: (Barnes and Noble) Gunnysack Hell: Nook and Paperback
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gunnysack-hell-nancy-brashear/1138547553

Amazon buy link: Gunnysack Hell: Kindle and Print
https://amzn.to/3pFfBpk

Apple iBook buy link: https://books.apple.com/us/book/gunnysack-hell/id1546966537

Excerpt:

I read this morning that Donald Fricker was granted parole after serving twenty years in prison. Once I saw his name in print, the decades disappeared in the flick of a newspaper page. My childhood flooded back to eight-year-old me, too scared to identify him and save my family.

It was May of 1962. My family had recently moved to our new home, our grandparents’ one-room homestead cabin in the California high desert with tarpaper and chicken-wire lining the walls. It never occurred to me to ask my father why we had moved from our three-bedroom suburban home by the beach to “off the grid.”

All I knew was that we used kerosene lanterns, the chemical outhouse under the tall water tank, a wood- burning stove, and an old-fashioned ice-box that our father replenished daily with a big block of ice from Jolly’s Corner.
Tessa, my six-year-old sister, and I walked home alone, every school day, from the bus stop, a mile and a half down an isolated dirt road.

That’s when it happened, the thing that changed our family. I’ll never forget that day. I protected Tessa even though I broke all of my promises to Mama I’d made just the night before. To walk directly home from the bus stop, not to talk to strangers, and to stay away from open wells.

That afternoon, when the bus’s hissing air brakes signaled our stop, we leapt from the bottom step onto the dirt shoulder of the road.

I picked the perfect stone from the side of the road. It had to be small and round, with no sharp edges, and light enough to kick all the way home.

Tessa followed on my heels, talking my ear off, and stepping on the heel of one of my tennies. “Gave you a flat!”

Back off!” I glared at her. Mama said those shoes were like gold, and we were to protect them. I gave the rock a punt and forged ahead.

Oblivious to things going on out there in the desert, we were lulled into a sense of safety and routine. Like Eve, we didn’t feel the danger around us until it was too late to escape. Instead, I should have been paying attention to the truck following us slowly.

Down the deserted road.

Yes, this is our story.

My story.

Endorsement: “I can’t recall the last time I was so impressed with someone’s writing style. It’s pure genius! Gunnysack Hell, told through the various family members’ point of view, takes the readers down a tunnel filled with mystery, thrills, and excitement. This masterpiece is not to be missed.”~L. C. Hayden, Award-winning and best-selling author, http://www.lchayden.com/

(The Harry Bronson Thriller Series, When Memory Fails as seen on NBC and ABC, and others)

Author Nancy BrashearAbout the Author:

Nancy Brashear lives in Orange County, California, with her husband, Patrick, and their rescue dog, Goldie, where her grown children and seven grandgirls have supported her writing adventures. A professor emeritus in English, she has published short stories, poems, academic articles, textbook chapters as well as website content and writing projects with educational publishers. Gunnysack Hell is her debut fiction novel and was inspired by a true-crime event. And, yes, she did live off-grid with her family in a homestead cabin in the Mojave Desert when she was a child. Visit www.nancybrashear.com to learn more.

Goldielicks

It looks like Nancy’s dog Goldie has the same shoe fetish my Callie does.

Find Nancy online:

Author website: www.nancybrashear.com
Author FB: www.facebook.com/nancybrashearauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nancybrashearauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/drnancybrashear
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/nancy-brashear
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Nancy-Brashear/e/B083JNZGPR%3F
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nancybrashear/

Ready or Not! coverAlso by Nancy Brashear – Ready or Not: A Creepy, Retold Fairytale for Grownups
https://amzn.to/3reLgOK

Enter Nancy’s Free eCopy Giveaway Drawing of Gunnysack Hell at her website (ends February 26) by leaving your name and choice of the version you’d like if you’re one of the three winners: Mobi (Kindle), ePub (Nook), or PDF! Winners will also be mailed a postcard of Gunnysack Hell.
(https://www.nancybrashear.com/february-drawing-for-free-e-copy-of-brashears-gunnysack-hell-ends-feb-26/)

Enter new Rafflecopter drawing (ends March 7) by following Nancy Brashear on Amazon to enter (and meet new authors and their books, too):
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e226730a70/

New Release: Star Knight Errant: Thrust by @AKShelley_

Note: A. K. Shelley is one of my writer friends and an awesome writer! I can’t wait to read her book. – Linda

Star Knight Errant: Thrust
A.K. Shelley
Publication date: August 26th 2019
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Science Fiction

Star Knight Errant Thrust cover

Blurb:

When Martian Air Science Engineer Cass Hedley takes a dare to use her new Artificial Intelligence system for a night of erotic release, there’s only one man she can imagine spending time with—the legendary comic book hero Star Knight Errant. She imagines strong hands, hard abs, and bubble baths, but her black market AI has another idea—an illegal fight club that will only end in her sexy companion’s death…or hers.

When Evander Mór transports to an unknown desert planet, his mission changes. Instead of brokering a peace deal, he’ll figure out what backwater he’s landed on and enjoy a well-earned weekend off with a gorgeous scientist. But when things get hotter than a supernova between them, he discovers he only has eighteen hours to stop an AI bent on murder, convince Cass he’s more than fiction, and find a way to cross the gulf between galaxies to bring her home.

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EXCERPT:

“Is that your name—Cassandra?” A velvety male voice echoed across the great room.

Cass’s stomach fell. She turned.

Star Knight Errant leaned back against a doorframe with his arms crossed and one knee kicked up. Not the actor who played him in the movies, but one appearing closer to the comic book hero—crackled mahogany leather pants, soft gray cotton tee, and muscles from his shoulders all the way down. His steady green eyes looked right into her deepest thoughts. Heat flooded her face. He lifted an eyebrow, his gaze falling to her only-at-home-alone ensemble—a threadbare but-too-comfy-to-throw-away tank top, sans bra, and too-short-for-public shorts.

“It’s just Cass.” She inched spare fabric down her thigh, bit her lip, and tasted mud. Oh, Gods. She glanced at her brick-red arms. She’d forgotten about the mask.

Star Knight strode over to her, crossing the great room in shockingly few steps. Holy Sol, he looked so real. It was amazing what the cloning machines could do—create flesh and bone without a hint of the android brain within. This replicant was the most stunning, gorgeous man she’d ever seen. She forced herself to remember to breathe.
“I’m Evan.”

“I know.” Tongue dry and breath gone, the words barely escaped her mouth. She swallowed. More precisely, this was Evander Mór of Exeter, a fictional planet created by comic-book visionary Mark Hopewell.

Evan smiled, more than a little swagger in his step. He looked around the room. “You’re a vision, darling, but I’m afraid this isn’t Station Alpha, where I intended to turn up.” He squinted out the windows to the exemplary view of the red planet beyond. “Where…is this?”

Cass lost all words. Star Knight Errant in the flesh stood close enough to touch her. His spice and musk pulled her like a neutron star.

Author Bio:

Prior to “following her weird” into passionate affairs off-world, A.K. Shelley wrote fantasy under the pseudonym Angela Shelley. She’s worked as a technical writer, publications manager, graphic designer, biologist, and Buddhist nun. Born and raised under the starry skies of Canada, these days she lives with her husband and kids in Southern California. A.K.’s first book, Star Knight Errant: Thrust, is expected August 26, 2019 through The Wild Rose Press.

Find her online at:

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