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Whispers In The Shadows
A dark suspense thriller about love, lust, and revenge.
Releases Sept 10
When a family tragedy rips a young woman from her quiet existence, only two things give Delia any solace: steely determination, and the butcher’s son. Well, that and the ominous whispers that warned her of impending danger throughout her childhood.
Years later, violent conflicts and machinations of war shape the headstrong young woman and her far-flung soldier into people they don’t even recognize anymore. Though Delia finally finds her true self in the arms of an unconventional lover, danger is closer than ever before.
The whispers in the shadows have never been more urgent. Soon, the ties of her violent past will collide with everything she holds dear.
Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews says, “Author Jason LaVelle’s distinct ability to meld fiction with truth is the definition of Stephen King’s quote: “Fiction is a lie. GREAT fiction is the truth within the lie.” The story is maximum entertainment, a real page-turner, but it is also an eye-opening exposition of how love, persecution for sexual preferences, psychological abuse, desperation, war, murder and the spiritual unknown affect lives.”
Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the “A Dark Night Thriller” series. This romance-turned-thriller/horror novel, which offers just a touch of the supernatural, will keep you at the edge of your seat in suspense. [DRM-Free]
“If you love biopic type stories that drag you into the life of a character and becomes a highly addictive ride you can’t put down, this story is perfect. Dealing with sensitive issues in the timeline from love, murder, persecution for sexual preferences, and the role of woman in society during world war events. This is one story that will suck you in and keep you wondering what is going to happen next.” ~ Voracious Reviews
“This is a story that says many things, not only is it a great supernatural thriller but it also shows what psychological damage abuse, desperation and war can cause to a person. It speaks to us of the beauty of love, of having the courage to follow your heart and of being true to yourself despite what others may think. It is tastefully written and the fact that the characters, Delia and Alice, were based on real people makes this book all the more interesting, even if the actual story is fiction.” ~ Rabid Reader
The Cold Room
A gripping paranormal thriller
Releases Oct 10
Emma Gilbert never imagined she’d have to battle an ancient evil, one whose powers and rage have been building for centuries.
Rabid Reader says, “Once again Jason LaVelle has written an intricate, creepy and yet thought provoking story that keeps you on the edge of your seat… The storyline captures your imagination and sends shivers down your spine….”
More than twenty years have passed since Karen Gilbert was stalked by a demon child intent on her death. Still, she can’t escape from dark forces in this world. As her life draws near its end, her body ravaged by the same cancer that took her mother and grandmother before her, she’s restricted to a hospital bed. With time running out, she must warn her daughter of the dark forces in the world, those she could never talk about before.
Emma Gilbert is as beautiful and headstrong as her mother, and she’s just learned that she’s about to be called into battle against an unimaginable evil that has stalked the earth for a millennium. She flounders under the weight of her newfound knowledge and what it might mean for her life, but she cannot ignore her destiny. Forced into a supernatural confrontation, she discovers the daunting stakes—much more than her own life—should she fail.
Jane Straugh says, “The minute I started reading this I was hooked and could not stop reading it. There was excitement from start to finish, lots of twists and turns….”
Evolved Publishing presents the third book in the “A Dark Night Thriller” series. This supernatural thriller/horror novel will keep you at the edge of your seat in suspense.
Jason LaVelle’s Bio:
Jason LaVelle is an author and photographer from West Michigan. When he’s not spending time with his beautiful wife and four children, LaVelle works at a veterinary clinic, helping animals of all kinds. With his two pugs, Dragon and Mr. Sparkles, his Chihuahua, Mari, and his annoying dachshund, Lady, LaVelle pretty much lives in a zoo. After he’s done playing with the pugs and tucking the kids into bed, LaVelle ventures down into the basement, where his umbrella cockatoo, Bella whispers in his ear like a demonic muse, forcing him to explore the paranormal world inside his mind.
This is the best book I’ve read this year, and I really hope there’s a sequel. I’ve read three books by Olsen in 2018, and all three have been good. This novel kept me guessing, and I particularly enjoyed the realistic flaws in the characters. I liked their addictions and the mistakes they made. I gave it five stars and can’t recommend this book enough.
This was an interesting book with nice twists and turns. While parts were somewhat unbelievable, I still enjoyed the journey. Any book that can keep me guessing is one that I remember. It’s a mix between a young adult book and a mystery. If you like that blend of young love, hidden pasts, and a crime, then you’ll enjoy this one.
This was an interesting book. I thought that Ferencik did a nice job of mixing in the suspenseful elements while still progressing the story. I found myself wanting to know what would happen next and not being able to predict it, for the most part. If you enjoy a good mystery that’s set in the outdoors, then this one is for you. I gave it four stars instead of five due to some of the dialogue between the women lacking believability.
Enjoy getting to know, Jacqueline Simon Gunn:
Thank you for joining me today. Tell us in three words how you would best describe your writing.
Emotional, psychological, thought-provoking.
Your book, Forever and One Day, was released February 6, 2018. Share a passage that you’d like for us to enjoy.
Now she looked at him and felt the what if washing over her. The desire to touch him, to remember how his lips felt kissing her mouth, her skin, her hair, felt irresistible. She gulped.
He stared into her eyes and she felt a kiss coming. Their faces hovered in an awkward dance as their mouths drew closer. She could feel the warmth of his breath against her lips. My gosh, she shivered, leaned in, then quickly pulled back. She broke the eye contact. Trying to shake the sensation, she gulped down some wine. “Justin. We can’t.”
You’ve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author, but can never write again, or write forever, but never have a best seller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?
I would choose to continue writing.
If you could live on a college campus and never leave, or live in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?
Small town, but be able to travel.
Okay, how about in an amusement park or in an airport?
And how about Ireland or Australia?
Who is your favorite band from the 90s (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?
I love so many 90’s bands, but if I have to pick I choose Pearl Jam.
Are there any good bands out there today that we’ll talk about in 50 years?
I’m sure there are, but I’m not too familiar with newer music. I’m still listening to 90’s alternative rock bands.
And what about your favorite comedy on TV (My favorite is still The Office)?
Is there anything you’re currently working on?
I’m working on two romance novels.
Who is your favorite author, and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?
Irvin Yalom. I was fortunate enough to have met him and I got to ask him my question which was: How much was your fictional book, Lying on the Couch, based on real life circumstances?
Ocean or mountains? Mountains
Yogurt or ice cream? Yogurt
Chocolate or Sour Candy? Chocolate
Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert? Neither
Happy or sad ending to a novel? Happy
Beer or wine? Wine
Flying or driving? Driving
Hemingway or Twain? Twain
You’re stranded on a desert island, and you can take two things with you, as well as two people. What and who are you bringing?
Food and blankets. My husband and my dad.
You’re able to sit down with any leader in world history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him/her over to your house, or meet at their place of royalty?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’d like to hear his thoughts on the political atmosphere of today. I’d enjoy visiting him at his home.
You can wish for one thing and one thing only (not world peace and no more wishes). What’s it gonna be?
Cure for cancer.
Jacqueline Simon Gunn is a Manhattan-based clinical psychologist and writer. She has authored two non-fiction books, and co-authored two others. She has published many articles, both scholarly and mainstream, and currently works as a freelance writer. Gunn is now writing fiction in both the thriller and the romance genre. Always in search of truth and fascinated by human behavior, her fiction writing, like psychology, is a way for her to explore human nature — motivation, emotions, relationships.
In addition to her clinical practice and writing, Gunn is an avid runner and reader. Gunn is currently working on multiple writing projects, including two romance novels.