Booktrope Closing Its Doors

Booktrope Publishing, the publisher I’ve worked for since 2014, is officially closing its doors.

It’s a tough time for all authors involved, so I’m offering huge discounts. Any Booktrope author in need of editing or proofreading services, will get a 50% discount. Just get in touch, or comment here, and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

Diving Into Him

EB_SOF05_divingcoverTitle:  Diving Into Him

Author: Elizabeth Barone

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 2016

Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

Job Description: Proofreading

Synopsis: Sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll—that was Jett Costa’s old life. After her wildly popular band falls apart, she’s determined to remain sober and rebuild her career. There’s just one problem. The only person who still has any faith in her is her ex-boyfriend Koty, and Jett isn’t sure that she can keep her hands off him. Maybe living together wasn’t such a great idea after all. She may have been sober when she made that decision, but she definitely wasn’t when she agreed to play a show on behalf of a band that no longer exists at one of the biggest bars in Boston. Now she has less than three weeks to get her new band together. Can she ignore the sizzling sparks that fly between her and Koty every time they play? Diving Into Him is the first book in the South of Forever series, a steamy contemporary New Adult romance that follows a fledgling rock band on its way to the top.

A Town Less Ordinary

A Town Les Ordinary 150dpiTitle:  A Town Less Ordinary

Author: Christian Jensen

Genre:  Horror, Young Adult

Release Date: February 23, 2016

Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

Job Description: Editing

Synopsis: Having to fight off the vampires was a nightmare. Then the zombies showed up…

My name is Bob. I live in a small town in New Jersey with my grandfather. I have a few really great friends, and up until a few days ago, I wouldn’t trade South River for any other place in the world. Then the vampires showed up and started a war. We had help from my cousin’s boyfriend and his father, who are real-life monster hunters. I thought that was pretty freaking cool, but then it turns out that someone in my lineage was a monster hunter, too. I have a knack for killing things. It’s every bit as terrifying as it is awesome.

We started fighting the vampires because some of them attacked our neighbors and friends. Then we found out the vampires weren’t here because they wanted to kill us. They were here because they wanted to save us. The vampires knew something horrible was heading our way, something that could wipe out all the people on the planet. Trust me: the vampires weren’t being cool. They weren’t here out of the kindness of their cold, dead hearts. People are food for vampires. If people die out, so do they.

So the vampires showed up. Then the zombies showed up. Then I find out that neither of them is the real enemy. The real monster is the thing in the woods. It looks just like my dead mother…

Carmina Revealed

CarminaRevealedeBookTitle:  Carmina Revealed

Author: Adri Sinclair

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Release Date: April 6, 2016

Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

Job Description: Proofreading

Synopsis: Can the flesh of a dead heart remember the ache of love? Can it still be broken? The saga of Carmina and Liam continues once more in the second installment of the Second Breath Chronicles. In his arms she lay … gone, her mortal soul torn from the bond they once shared.

Fury, anguish and rage threaten to transform him into a beast, an accursed abomination, something that should never be allowed to exist.

Will his only salvation be the ultimate betrayal? In life, Carmina Moretti did not fear death, but suffering life was not something she ever wanted.

There is a price that comes with immortality, with the Second Breath, and she had clearly made her final choice.

A new battle ensues, and it will become a deadly race against time. Will the Ancients and those she loved cross that line and yield to Liam’s tormented suffering? Will they commit this ultimate betrayal?

Or … will they decide to eliminate the threat he has now become? Only one thing is for certain. When the flesh of her heart still beat, Carmina Moretti had been decreed a creature of evil.

And, if that line is crossed, there will most assuredly be hell to pay. Kill Liam, or save Carmina. Which is the lesser of two evils? The answer is only a second breath away.

Dark Apostle

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Author: Jim Greenfield

Genre:  Horror

Release Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

Job Description: Proofreading

Synopsis: Maxine D’Rose is a whiskey drinking, Harley riding, cigar smoking Vampire Hunter.
When strangers enter her life she finds herself enlisted by an ancient vampire named Javan. The job isn’t an easy one; just stop a Lieutenant of Hell from returning to Earth.

Nothing too hard, right? Of course It would be much easier if she could stop the blinding headaches, finally get her Harley repaired and be rid of a loud and obnoxious serial killer’s ghost.

But then nothing worth having is ever easy is it?

Now throw in the undead love triangle, a group of well informed supernatural entities and an estranged sister on her way to visit…

With all this happening, who has the time to battle an all powerful evil, the hordes of blood sucking vampires and the fact that she hates multitasking?

All she wants to do is relax, ignore the ghosts, sip her whiskey and smoke a cigar in peace. Is that too much for a girl to ask?

The Hatching

EbookTitle:  The Hatching

Author: Eric Truwoski

Genre:  Horror

Release Date: February 21, 2016

Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

Job Description: Horror

Synopsis: In Las Vegas, rookie EPA investigator Evangeline Bixby searches for her uncle, who went missing while seeking the source of a mysterious biological toxin. Retired cop Danforth encounters a man outside the downtown casinos who seems to rot to death before his eyes. Danforth’s former partner, Chuck Needles, recalls a series of unsolved deaths involving an unknown toxic agent.
Underneath the bright surface of Vegas, a darkness grows, savage, monstrous and ravenous. Bixby, Danforth and Needles will risk it all to stem a poisonous tide of murder and destruction hatching beneath Sin City.

Crossing Lines

29394084Title:  Crossing Lines

Author: Erin Cawood

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 3, 2016

Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

Job Description: Editing

Synopsis:

“For every life you can’t save, there are hundreds more you can.” – Faith McKenzie
Seven years ago, psychiatrist Darryl Hawthorne ran out of time to save his sister, Faith McKenzie, from death at the hands of her ex-husband. Now, he’s running out of time to protect her children from the secrets still tearing them apart. With the family spiralling out of control, the last thing Darryl needs is multi award-winning actress, Ashleigh Jordan, begging for help. As a specialist in domestic abuse, Darryl knows pretending to be Ashleigh’s lover in order to counsel her best friend, Julia, is a line he should not cross. But it’s one he must bypass if he’s to save Julia from her abusive husband.
Despite the walls he’s constructed around his heart, Julia reaches deeper into Darryl’s soul than anyone ever has. She views his life, his family, and his past with a clarity he’s never had before. In Julia, Darryl sees the light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel and delving into Julia’s relationship with her husband resonates deep with Darryl’s conscience. So deep, the lines between doctor and patient blur to something more akin to friend and lover. Too deep, in fact, for Darryl to ignore it when Julia becomes the key to saving his family and changing the very core of who he is.
Falling for a patient is not acceptable, falling for another man’s wife is just as wrong, but when faced with both, will Darryl do the right thing by Julia and her marriage? Or will he prove to Julia that in order to live, and love, and to be loved the way she deserves to be loved, that sometimes, you have to cross the line?

Seduced by a River

29079440Title:  Seduced by a River

Author: C.C. Havens

Genre:  Memoir

Release Date: February 9, 2016

Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

Job Description: Editing

Synopsis: C.C. Havens’ prince didn’t ride in on a white horse. He pulled up to her yoga studio in a red Nissan truck packed with two kayaks, a raft, a mountain bike and a pair of skis. Before she could say Om Shanti she was having multiple orgasms at his remote cabin in the Colorado Rockies; backcountry skiing the Tetons; paddling Class IV + rivers and backpacking through the bush of New Zealand where he proposed. But eight months into her marriage she realized she wasn’t the only object of her passionate man’s passion. How she contends with her husband’s obsession for whitewater and the erotic outdoor adventures (and misadventures) that ensue, are the heart and soul of this memoir of one woman’s journey of sexual and spiritual self-discovery. From the summit of snowy 12,000-foot peaks to the depths of the Grand Canyon, Havens’ clever use of outdoor adventure as a metaphor for the peaks and valleys of marriage puts Seduced By A River in a genre of its own: nature-inspired erotica.

The Binding

28924960Title:  The Binding

Author: Rob DiLauro

Genre:  Horror

Release Date: January 29, 2016

Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

Job Description: Proofreading

Synopsis:  Light a candle, pray for safety and for forgiveness, “The Binding” is a three-part epic guaranteed to make you think twice about finding solace in the unknown.

This terrifying tale intertwines two families and a legacy that is truly the beginning of the end.

Jason Cain unexpectedly meets his wife, Elizabeth Rinehart, in the early half of 2002. The life they come to as successful writers and husband and wife comes to a fated and tragic end.

In the early 80’s, Susan Rogers, a young high school girl with a broken home is forced by her mysterious mother to live a horrifying future with her physically and mentally abusive husband, as well as the father of her child. Her true legacy will change her own life and the future of civilization.

Human pawns collide in a vicious game of chess as man’s hourglass runs out of sand. Jason is tricked into reciting a spell meant to bring back his estranged son and lost love. The women of the world become a possessed, murderous legion controlled by a powerful and resurrected witch named Sara; a creature hell-bent on bringing the world of men to an end.

Who is the one to convince Jason Cain to rest his faith in the supernatural? How are these two families connected? Who will survive the wrath of Sara and will she succeed in her global end-game?

“The Binding” is an epic journey of pain, drama, non-stop action, truly a dark story that will leave horror fans spellbound until the conclusion.

Under The Gun 2

28684383Title:  Under The Gun 2

Author: B.L. Morticia

Genre:  M/M Erotic Romance

Release Date: January 15, 2016

Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

Job Description: Proofreading

Synopsis:  After Malik has successfully completed the tests to be a private investigator, he moves in and makes improvements to the Hardy and Day agency. Though Camdyn isn’t thrilled with the changes, he goes along with them because he loves Malik first and foremost. He only wishes that Malik would tell his parents to get off his back and let him be.

With Hardy and Day PI agency fully operational, Malik and Camdyn get their first case; a millionaire checking out a potential man for his daughter. He wants him followed, everything checked to the letter before he allows them to marry, but just before they deem him squeaky clean, the young man has a secret that could conflict with their work as independent investigators.

Malik and Camdyn have to do what’s right for them as well as they’re clients, but how will they satisfy everyone without compromising their personal beliefs?