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Title: THE DISCOVERY
Author: Louis Kraft & Robert S. Goodman MD
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 311
Genre: Legal Thriller

In THE DISCOVERY by Robert S. Goodman and Louis Kraft, a young obstetrician/gynecologist delivers a premature baby after attending a dinner party. The child survives the delivery, but complications lead to a malpractice lawsuit two decades later.

In 1952, a pregnant seventeen-year-old gives birth in a Los Angeles hospital. Two nurses attend to the young woman while they wait for the doctor on call to arrive for the delivery. Dr. Harry Chapman arrives at the hospital clearheaded but with alcohol on his breath. The premature baby is born blue and placed in an incubator. The nurses turn the oxygen to the level recommended to pediatricians for preemies the year before to prevent blindness. When the baby’s color doesn’t change, Harry instructs the nurses to turn the oxygen up to maximum. They protest, but Harry insists that the nurses comply to save the baby from brain damage or death.

In 1972, Greg Weston, a twenty-year-old paralegal meets a young woman who works with a renowned pediatrician. When she questions the attractive young man about his blindness, Greg reveals that his adoptive parents told him he was born blind. After agreeing to see the doctor Gail works for, Greg becomes aware that his blindness may have occurred as a result of physician error. Greg requests his medical records from the hospital and the adoption agency, and he finds that the hospital records tell a different story about what took place after his birth. In both records, Dr. Harry Chapman is indicated as the doctor who delivered him. Greg shares his findings with a partner in his law firm, and they build a case against Dr. Chapman based on fraudulent changes in the hospital records, which allows the statute of limitations to be thrown out.

After Harry receives word that he is being sued, his attorney advises him that the malpractice insurance he carried in 1952 will not cover even a fraction of the multimillion-dollar lawsuit. The stress and uncertainty of the case, along with the accusation of fraud, breaks Harry, leading him down a road of depression and alcohol dependence. As Harry’s wife, Helen, watches her husband deteriorate, she makes an unthinkable choice to put an end to the plaintiff’s case.

In THE DISCOVERY, the authors connect the lives of two individuals across two decades, exposing vulnerabilities, bitterness, and frailties. As the case moves forward, a key witness’s testimony alters the lives of both men.

In writing THE DISCOVERY, Goodman and Kraft’s intentions were to offer readers multidimensional characters with real-world problems and to bring awareness to the severe affect malpractice lawsuits can have on physicians’ professional and personal lives.

The Discovery is available at Amazon.

Book Excerpt:

An hour later Martin pulled into Harry’s driveway and parked next to Sid’s car. Harry, who rode shotgun, swung the door open and ran to the front door, where he fumbled with his keys. Sid opened the door and waved him inside.

“You seem like a man in a rush,” Sid said.

“Only to those who peer out of windows!” Harry pushed past Sid and rushed into the living room. He didn’t see Helen and moved into the kitchen. No Helen. Harry ran to the family room, but it was empty. He looked at the bar.

“Thirsty?” Sid said from behind him.

Harry ignored the comment. “Where’s Helen?”

“In your bedroom.”

Harry crossed to the couch in front of the TV set and slumped into it.

Sid sat next to him. “From a man in a hurry, it appears that you’ve suddenly run out of gas.”

“Look, pal, I know a hell of a lot more than you do.”

“Really? You don’t say, Harry. Well, I’ve got news for you. You don’t know your ass from a hole in the ground!”

Harry glared at Sid, as he formed a fist.

Sid smirked. “Go ahead and swing away.”

“What’s going on here?” Harry said as he relaxed his hand.

“Don’t ask me; ask your wife.”

Surprised, Harry leaned back on the couch. “What are you talking about?”

“I sure as hell know!”

“Tell me!”

“Nope. You want to know, you talk to Helen.”

“She won’t talk to me.”

“Maybe she will.”

“Tell me!”

“I promised Helen that I wouldn’t repeat what she told me. To anyone.

Harry had no idea what Sid spoke of and glared at him. “You know, sometimes you are a real pain in the ass.”

“And you’re a complete schmuck. Look Harry, you had better talk with her.” Harry didn’t move. “Now!”

Allen leaned into the room. “Is everything okay?”

“Yep,” Sid said, “couldn’t be better.”

“Then join us.”

“Soon.” He turned back to Harry. “For the last time Harry, get upstairs and talk to Helen.”

Harry stood but then glared at Sid.

“Harry, use your heart when you listen to her.”

“What are you talk—?” Suddenly frightened, Harry ran to the staircase and leaped up the steps two at a time. The door to their bedroom was closed. Harry opened it and stepped into the room. It was empty, but then the door to the bathroom opened and Helen appeared. Her hair was wet and dangled over her shoulders. She had an oversized towel wrapped around her body.

“What do you want?”

Meet the Authors

Author/historian Louis Kraft has focused his energy on producing work that highlights racism and the human experience of people who have put their lives on the line to prevent war. He has written articles for magazines, including Research Review and Wild West, as well as fiction (The Final Showdown) and nonfiction (Gatewood & Geronimo) books. Kraft returned to fiction writing when he collaborated with Robert S. Goodman on The Discovery.

Robert S. Goodman, MD has been in private practice since 1966, specializing in internal medicine. During his fifty-plus-year career, Goodman has been involved in hospital politics and served as chief of staff at Encino Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Goodman’s experience testifying as an expert witness in defense of hospitals and doctors contributed to his interest in writing The Discovery.

Visit their website at www.readthediscovery.com.

 

 

 

Revenge, Insanity, and the Bloody Diamonds 



Meredith Mestlven was abused and betrayed by her nobleman husband. After a desperate fit of retaliation, she fled for her life and lost her sanity. Now nearly 20 years later, she returns to her home at Sorrow Watch to destroy her enemies and reclaim her jewels. How far will she go to satisfy her revenge? Dark, cunning and beautiful, Mestlven will win your heart or devour your mind.

 
Jesse Teller fell in love with fantasy when he was five years old and played his first game of Dungeons & Dragons. The game gave him the ability to create stories and characters from a young age. He started consuming fantasy in every form and, by nine, was obsessed with the genre. As a young adult, he knew he wanted to make his life about fantasy. From exploring the relationship between man and woman, to studying the qualities of a leader or a tyrant, Jesse Teller uses his stories and settings to study real-world themes and issues. 

He lives with his supportive wife, Rebekah, and his two inspiring children, Rayph and Tobin. 

Author links: 

https://jesseteller.com/

https://www.facebook.com/PathtoPerilisc/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15269506.Jesse_Teller 

http://www.amazon.com/Jesse-Teller/e/B01G0ZB7JG/ 

https://twitter.com/JesseTeller 

https://www.reddit.com/user/SimonBard 

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JesseTeller 

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Festival of The Pale

The Pale, the goddess of death, fixed her rotting eyes squarely on the city of Mestlven where grew a darkness, patient and terrible. Her murder lifted from the battlefields of Corlene to swoop and brood on Mestlven’s roofs and scream at her citizens. Enormous crows, two feet tall with four-foot wingspans, terrorized the city and ate her trash, her vermin, her dead. When those sources of rotting meat and bloated flesh ran out, the crows began hunting her young. The coming of the crows marked the goddess’s intent for the city to host her annual festival. The clergy of The Pale arrived in force while her citizens cringed and waited with dread.

Mort arrived in Mestlven on the eve of the festival, her garrote stashed in the cuff of her robe, her dagger hanging from her hip. She murmured the prayers of The Pale and witnessed the spectacle of the massive city. Built by a long-dead race of giants, the scale of the buildings reached beyond her understanding.

Her wagon lurched ahead, rumbling along the cobblestones. The idols it carried trembled. Navigating the hills and winding alleys of the city proved difficult. Citizens pressed in tight to see The Pale’s cloth march through their streets like the slow and steady onset of some plague. Hunched over the reins of the wagon, Mort was used to the way they stared, fear branded on every face. Her brown wool cloak, befitting a priestess of her rank, gave no hint of the trim body she hid within its folds. They could not hope to guess her size. With the grinning skull she had painted on her face, and the scowl their pie-eyed looks teased up from her, she knew their fear nearly crippled them. No city wished to host the Festival of The Pale, but for some reason the goddess’s considerable murder had chosen this town. Mort found her anticipation growing.

For long years she had been a brown robed priestess of The Pale. She longed for advancement within her order, for a better understanding of her goddess and a closeness to The Pale that had been lacking these past months. She thought again of her bishop’s groping hands and the rage they had inspired in her, and she felt at odds with her church’s leadership and its goals. She had never been chosen to attend the Festival of The Pale before, but she knew something grand was about to happen.

The Grim stalked ahead, the personification of The Pale in the world of man. She rode the great albino horse that never died, and a black fog issued from the hem of her rotting robes to crawl the ground in all directions, seeking out the corners and recesses of the city. She carried the staff that claimed everything before it. Mort had never been so close to The Grim, and her excitement for the festival brought her near to panting.

The procession stopped at the center of town. The Grim dropped heavy to the street beside her mount, and with a clawed hand, stroked the beast’s muscled flank. She shuffled forward, dragging her feet and leaning heavily on the staff until she reached the very center of the courtyard. There, she slowly lifted the staff a few inches from the ground and held it aloft.

“Wretched mother of death, we come to this place at this time to make tribute and receive tribute in your honor.” The Grim’s prayer broke across the air, dry like the rattling of bones. “I claim this city for the duration of the festival for you and your enjoyment.”

She slammed the staff into the ground. The street trembled as a circle of power exploded in all directions and embraced the entire city. The crows lifted into the air, screaming as they stained the Mestlven sky as black as a cloud of noxious gas issuing from a ruptured corpse.

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In his book Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill refers to the great objects of human life. We may assume that that what Mill calls an object is the same as an objective in modern parlance. The examples of great objectives that Mill cites include power, fame, and money. One wonders how seriously Mill was actually endorsing such aims to be the overarching objectives of living or whether he was simply expressing his finding that many people actually do take such aims as these for life. The contention is that Mill was indeed recognizing that people do choose such goals in life. After all, happiness has been recognized as an objective of life at least since the time of Aristotle, and virtue has a similarly ancient pedigree. It is quite common for ordinary people to adopt such mottos as “Healthy, wealthy, and wise” as aims for life. But we know that having more than one such value can lead to conflicts. This had been a concern to Sidgwick as well as other nineteenth-century moralists. A resolution to the problem was found by the time of the twentieth century, when it was realized that we should not try to achieve definite objectives, but instead look to some other procedure, such as a variety of evolution, to shape our objectives. In that case, we make plans and evaluate them, as we proceed. We should use our values, as Dewey recommended, for guideposts. The book discusses the methods of arriving at such plans and weighs some of the ethical and moral problems an individual or a society might face at the present time.
Robert Finch is the author of five collections of essays and co-editor of The Norton Book of Nature Writing. He broadcasts a weekly commentary on NPR and serves on the faculty of the MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. He lives in Wellfleet, MA.

U.L. Harper is a speculative fiction/horror author, influenced by magical realism. A former journalist from Long Beach, California, he now resides in the evergreen state of Washington with his wife. He is a soon-to-be father, and an avid Dodgers fan.

His latest book is the speculative fiction/horror/magical realism novel, THE SECRET DEATHS OF ARTHUR LOWE.

WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS:

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About the Book:

While in the process of bringing his wife, Sandra, back to the living, Arthur journals about moments from his past that changed him.

During the journal writing, he rediscovers how, as an orphan, his ability to animate objects and people to life may have ultimately destroyed the lives of the few who grew close to him. The old stuffed teddy bear that helped him assemble puzzles when he was a child might have been too much of a secret for his adoptive mother to keep. His friend Quincy, who had abilities similar to his, might have been scared away by Arthur’s abilities. And his grade school teacher is still harboring a secret about his biological father that she can only hope to be true.

Once Sandra is alive again, things become more complicated. She claims Arthur is not who or what he thinks he is. Her ire shines a spotlight on the insidious but most likely true, unspoken nature of their relationship.

In the meantime, a mysterious smell envelopes the community—a stench so heinous it can be fatal. As the number of deaths from the stench mounts, Arthur must decide who to animate back to life and who remains dead.

The Secret Deaths of Arthur Lowe is available at AMAZON.

Would you call yourself a born writer?

In my opinion, I’ve always been in a process of becoming an author. It’s how I observe things, and how I read. It’s always been there. As a matter of fact, I have two middle initials and can’t think of another reason to have them accept for a writing name. My middle names are Uriah Lejan. U.L. So, yeah, I was born as a writer, I suppose.

What was your inspiration for The Secret Deaths of Arthur Lowe? A number of things, including how Arthur was originally going to be a super hero. After that didn’t work, his relationship with his wife is what did it for me. It was going to be a love story, but it turned into something else.

What themes do you like to explore in your writing?

For some reason, I like to talk about depression. The core of most of my stories are the worst things that have happened to the character and how they deal with it. The latest is no different. Arthur deals with worst case scenario more than once in his life, and everything is actually about how he handles it.

How long did it take you to complete the novel?

I’ve been writing this one for a while. It’s had many iterations, and I’m not talking about just drafting. It was originally being outlined as a comic book. It did nothing but change since then. Let’s say three years and some change. Up to this point, these are the hardest 210 pages I’ve done. Then somebody comes along and reads it in few hours. I guess that’s a good thing.

Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.

I’m not disciplined. I can get sidetracked by most things. I don’t really keep a schedule. I just make sure I get whatever I’m doing done in a timely manner. A lot of times when I’m being professional and writing because it’s the time of day for me to write, man, I have to change all that up anyway. I’m far more focused after say the second draft. Then the timing makes plenty more sense, and from there I still don’t have a schedule, but I write for longer periods of time. I become aggressive with the storytelling at that point.

What did you find most challenging about writing this book?

Most challenging? From a technical standpoint, retaining tension. Because a lot of it is told in flashback it’s easy to release tension, which I didn’t necessarily want to do. So how I do that is pretty interesting, I think. From a character angle, creating sympathy for Arthur and another character became a chore. They’re not obviously people to root for, no matter how interesting. Then there are the women in the story. These are strong women, but they don’t come from a place of strength.

What do you love most about being an author?

Um, right now there are no obvious pluses. However, I do like the process of writing. You know, getting a glass of whiskey and some chocolate, turning on some bebop jazz, going to the screen and just killing it.

Did you go with a traditional publisher, small press, or did you self publish? What was the process like and are you happy with your decision?

I self published. I really wanted an agent but I just don’t think this story or any that I do have easy to find markets. For instance, Arthur Lowe is not a horror story, but beta readers definitely said that can be the case. It dips into magical realism but that’s not at its core. The tone is of literature, but when you get into, man, it’s just not that. On the other hand, I the process was fantastic. I had my beta readers all ready to go. I paid a proofreader. Paid the cover artist, who I’ve used for years now. That went really well. The revision process was profound as usual. The marketing seems to take a bit of leg work and a few dollars but, oh well.

Where can we find you on the web?

I actually don’t mind if you email me ulharper1@gmail.com. @ulharper is my twitter handle. And on facebook, search for the U.L. Harper fan club. My new website will be here shortly. Got to get that done.

 

 

 

 

 

Allura’s life is a testament to the strength and resilience of educated Middle-Eastern women in the modern age, who are railing against a life that makes little sense, with all its twists and turns. A tower of courage and energy, her enthusiasm to challenge life’s obstacles and temptations reflects some of the mind-blowing hardships various women face. Bound by passion, linked by need, Allura offers readers a better understanding of life in a cross-cultural environment, where women are wrongly perceived by the outside world as spoilt, reclusive, and vulnerable. Social constraints, family upheavals, and unexpected tragedies force Allura to stand on her two feet at a young age and make life-changing decisions, which is when her whole world begins to unravel. Join Allura on her extraordinary journey of highs and lows, humorous encounters, and fateful experiences, which transform her from a shy and sheltered teenager to a courageous, resolute, fiery, and tempestuous woman.
An author inspired by innocence, simplicity and beauty, Dina El Shammaa’s extensive writing background helps her uncover unexpected daily occurrences that affect the lives of millions of women in the region and beyond.

DNMD e 165.jpg InstaFew authors write murder mysteries and thrillers and also deliver babies. A native of the Mississippi Delta and a board-certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology, Darden North is the nationally awarded author of five novels in the mystery/thriller genre, including Points of Origin, which was awarded an IPPY. He practices medicine at Jackson Healthcare for Women in Flowood, Mississippi, where he is a certified daVinci robotic surgeon. North also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Foundation and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi, he begin his writing and publishing career as Editor-in-Chief of the 1978 Ole Miss yearbook and continued for the 1982 Medic while in medical school. Darden North’s fifth novel is The Five Manners of Death/WordCrafts Press/June 2017. He has presented at the Southern Expressions Conference on the construction of mysteries and thrillers and participated as an author panelist at “Murder in the Magic City,” “Killer Nashville,” “Author! Author! Celebration of the Written Word,” “Murder on the Menu,” and “SIBA Thriller Author Panel.”  Darden North lives with his wife Sally in Jackson, Mississippi. In his spare time, he gardens, enjoys family, walks for exercise, and travels. Sally and Darden have two young adult children who work in the medical field. Visit Darden North the author at www.dardennorth.com.

Q: Congratulations on the release of your latest book, The Five Manners of Death. To begin with, can you gives us a brief summary of what the story is about and what compelled you to write it? 

A: Murder is a Family Affair …

After a construction worker unearths a human skull on the campus of the University of Mississippi that dates to the 1960s, an older woman’s desperate attempt to erase history counts down the five manners of death.

Surgeon Diana Bratton is surrounded by bodies after the discovery of her aunt Phoebe’s 50-year-old note detailing the five manners of death. Suicide, accident, natural cause, and one death classified undetermined are soon crossed off this list—leaving Diana to believe that only homicide remains.

The5MannersOfDeath_coverfinalWhen Phoebe is linked not only to that death, but to the recent deaths of two local men, Diana is torn between pursuing her Aunt Phoebe’s innocence or accepting police theory that her aunt is involved in multiple murders.

Diana steals precious time from her young daughter, her surgical practice, and her hopes for renewed romance to clear Phoebe’s name. As Diana searches for evidence to trump the police and outrun the conspiracy between her ex-husband and Phoebe’s long-time lover—her quest to expose the truth may be overshadowed by Aunt Phoebe’s need to rebury the past. As the truth emerges, Diana discovers that of the five ways to die, murder is a family secret.

Q: What do you think makes a good thriller? Could you narrow it down to the three most important elements? Is it even possible to narrow it down?

A:  A good thriller is a plausible, tangle of suspense that springs from a good title, then doesn’t stop until the climax, but leaves readers wanting another chapter. For me, the three most important elements are unique characters, surprising conflict, and unrelenting dread.

Q: How did you go about plotting your story? Or did you discover it as you worked on the book?

A: There are five manners of death: accident, suicide, natural causes, undetermined, and homicide. The interesting twist is that all murder is homicide but not all homicide is murder. Surgeon Diana Bratton believes that homicide—that murder—is the only manner of death left to fall at her feet. Then the police prove her wrong.

Q: Tell us something interesting about your protagonist and how you developed her. Did you do any character interviews or sketches prior to the actual writing?

A: As an obstetrician-gynecologist, I work with female physicians on a daily basis, so there was no need to interview female surgeons or sketch characters. Protagonist Diana Bratton is a strong professional faced with self-examination on a daily basis. She is thrown into internal conflict when she must choose between saving her family and exposing the truth about a 50-year-old murder on a university campus that may bring down her family.

Q: In the same light, how did you create your antagonist or villain? What steps did you take to make him or her realistic?

A: Let’s talk about one of the two major villains: Winston Ivy. Winston is believable because he is a liar of convenience. What’s worse is that he is a handsome, charming liar.

Q: How did you keep your narrative exciting throughout the novel? Could you offer some practical, specific tips?

A: Lots of dialogue keeps the plot moving forward. It should be crisp (even though my novels include Southern dialect!) and it should be purposeful. I work to develop setting and character description through dialogue and interaction between the protagonist and antagonist(s).

Q: Setting is also quite important and in many cases it becomes like a character itself. What tools of the trade did you use in your writing to bring the setting to life?

A: Like I said, dialogue can describe setting as can the choreography of the characters’ movements.  Interactions between characters and with their surroundings can heighten tension and conflict.

Q: Did you know the theme(s) of your novel from the start or is this something you discovered after completing the first draft? Is this theme(s) recurrent in your other work?

A: The theme of The Five Manners of Death, my fifth novel, is unique to my stories. From the first page, I planned to explore the five ways to die. At first it was about a novelist writing and planning death to satisfy the five manners, but the plot took a different turn.

Q: Where does craft end and art begin? Do you think editing can destroy the initial creative thrust of an author?

A: A good editor understands and feels the style of the author. The objective of the editor should be not to change that style but to let it shine through. If the editor does not endorse or understand the flavor of the author’s writing, then there’s a problem with that working relationship.

Q: What three things, in your opinion, make a successful novelist?

A: The ability to imagine oneself in any situation or place and to interject that into characters, the possession of nerves and a confidence of steel, and a drive to never waste time.

Q: A famous writer once wrote that being an author is like having to do homework for the rest of your life. What do you think about that?

A: The problem is that the assignment is never finished. There is always another 200 to 300-plus page essay waiting to be written. What makes this more of a challenge is that publishers and society may grade the essay on the number of copies the novel sells.

Q: Are there any resources, books, workshops or sites about craft that you’ve found helpful during your writing career?

A: I enjoyed ThrillerFest in New York, a nice selection of conferences led by established authors mixed with the opportunity to connect with agents and publishers. Another writing conference, this one held in Cape Cod, was instrumental to The Five Manners of Death.

Q:  Is there anything else you’d like to share with my readers about the craft of writing?

A:  Remember that when the novel is finished, the book is not about you, the author. It’s about the readers you hope to have and what you want them to see and feel in the characters and setting. There are different ways to tell the same story. Read the finished passages aloud to yourself to discover if the story moves, to know if it’s good, if it’s unique. Your characters’ voices won’t lie to you.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title:  THE FIVE MANNERS OF DEATH

Genre: Mystery

Author: Darden North

Websitehttp://www.dardennorth.com

Publisher: WordCrafts Press

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The Five Manners of Death is a taut, tense, and gripping tale about a long-buried secret that once unleashed will begin a countdown of the five ways to die.  For Mississippi surgeon Diana Bratton, the novel’s protagonist, pages torn from a 1960s college yearbook reveal that murder is a family affair…

About The Five Manners of Death:  When a construction worker unearths  a decades-old human skull on the campus of the University of Mississippi, he sets in motion an eerie chain of events that leaves one  woman desperate to rewrite history and another woman desperate to find the truth.

After the discovery of her Aunt Phoebe’s 50-year-old note detailing the five manners of death, surgeon Diana Bratton is surrounded by bodies.  Suicide, accident, natural cause, and one death classified undetermined are soon crossed off this grisly list—leaving Diana to believe that only homicide remains. But the police prove her wrong:  Phoebe is linked to murder—not only by those skeletal fragments uncovered on the University campus but also to the recent deaths of two local men. Diana is torn:  should she try to prove her aunt’s innocence or accept police theory that her beautiful, beloved aunt is a woman who harbors dark and deadly secrets?

Stealing precious time from her young daughter, her surgical practice, and her hopes for a renewed romance, Diana launches a pulse-quickening quest to clear Phoebe’s name.  However, as she searches for evidence, Diana finds that her desire to reach the truth may be eclipsed by Aunt Phoebe’s need to rebury the past. When reality finally emerges, Diana faces the cold fact that murder is a family affair.  After all, things aren’t always what they seem. And some things never die…

With the precision of a surgeon, Darden North has crafted a confident and chilling tale about lies, secrets, deception and the conflict that erupts when the past and present collide.  Meticulous plotting, richly-drawn, engaging characters and a shocking storyline combine to create an extraordinary thriller resplendent with twists, turns, and the unexpected.  A unique but realistic story teeming with the right mix of medical authenticity, The Five Manners of Death plunges readers deep into the minds of the novel’s characters as each learns that no one can be trusted—and that everyone has his own agenda. With this sensational, skillful and highly suspenseful tale, Darden North claims a solid spot among today’s finest thriller writers.

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/darden-north-9b71749

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In ENTER VENUS the Goddess of Love comes to earth to save a marriage that’s falling apart. In the course of her magical ministrations, the art masterpieces at the magnificent Frick mansion spring to life and into action and a torrential downpour sweeps characters from a New York City street to Venice, Italy.

Sondra Luger taught English in a New York City high school. Her first romantic novel, RICH, NEVER MARRIED, RICH was inspired by Jane Austen’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE, and her second, BACK FROM BORA BORA, was inspired by the business world of the young and the resilience and energy of the so-called aged. Her mysteries, DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM and MURDER ON BROADWAY, both of which feature the same female fashion model detective, are a tribute to the Roaring Twenties and to the author’s mother, who was a high fashion model. Sondra comes from an arts-oriented family with musical talent, and she has recorded a music CD with her sister, singer and songwriter Carolyn Luger. The songs were written by music icons of the twentieth century. The album is TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE.
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