Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter: Case One -The Deceit by Lori Zaremba

Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter

Case One -The Deceit

Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter

Book One
Lori Zaremba

Genre: Paranormal Mystery

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Date of Publication: 2/12/2019

Number of pages: 337
Word Count: 78500

Tagline: Some secrets are meant to stay buried.

Book Description

My job? I hunt ghosts. Not to prove they exist—because I already know they do—but to figure out why they’re still here.

My first big case leads me to a mansion on the Chicago Gold Coast, the previous home of a wealthy socialite who lived there until she accidentally fell to her death in 1927.

I’ve never been this determined—and excited—to solve a case like this one before. Pity I’m forced to work alongside a man whose sole purpose is to debunk paranormal activity. But the worst part? He’s gorgeous, and the more we work together, the more I realize I might be falling for him.

Together we’re delving deeper and deeper into the spiritual world. But the more secrets we uncover, the more pissed off these ghosts become; and that’s when I start to realize…we might be in way over our heads.


Looking once
again across the table at Jason, she noticed he was listening to his two-way
“I’ll go check
it out,” Trudy heard him say as he excused himself.
“Is everything
all right?” Paul started to rise from the dinner table.
“Everything is
fine. Sit and relax. I have to go and check one of the cameras.” Jason slipped
from the room.
Trudy caught up
to him at the base of the stairs. “What’s going on?”
He looked at her
warily. “One of the cameras on the third floor caught the door of your room
slamming shut.”
“Oh, I left it
open for the dog when I came down to dinner.”
“Jasmine?” He
raised a questioning brow as he referred to the golden retriever who was sound
asleep under the dining table.
“No.” She bit
her lip and tried not to laugh at his puzzled expression. “I left it open for
the other dog that was whining and scratching at my door.”
“Oh, I see, the
imaginary one,” he quipped, climbing the stairs two at a time. Trudy was almost
at a sprint to keep up, careful not to slip in her high heels. They finally
reached the third floor. The air was so thick that Trudy could barely move her
legs and felt the hair on the back of her neck rising in warning.
“Shhh. Did you
hear that?” A door slammed from inside her room.
“What the hell
was that?” Jason said as he reached for the door, looking down at her.
“It’s probably
just a little mouse,” she said, causing him to frown down at her before slowly
turning the knob.
They entered the
room as quietly as possible, and a blast of frigid air struck them. Jason
reached over to flip the switch for the light. Everything was normal. They
quickly searched the room for any signs of a disturbance. The room was just as
she left it, and the door to the bathroom was open as before. She couldn’t
figure out what made the slamming noise that they heard.
“Uh, were you
typing an email earlier?” Jason asked, looking at her laptop.
“Oh, yeah, to my
mom. I forgot.”
“You better take
a look at this.”
Trudy looked at
the screen and saw her email was
still up. She
had written, “Hi, Mom. We’re at the house. All is well. Please...” That was
where she stopped when she’d been interrupted by a phone call, and that was
where it looked like the email went wild with,
The two letters
repeated the whole way down the page. “How is that possible?” she questioned.
“Maybe your keys
are stuck.” He bent down to get a better look at the keys then tapped them to
see if they were sticking.
“Please, there’s
nothing wrong with the keys. Someone was playing.”
She rolled her
eyes. “I’m not talking about a human.”
“You think a
ghost did this?” Humor danced around his mouth as he tried to keep from
“Well, it
certainly could be a possibility, and it is the reason we’re here.”
“Not we, you.
I’m here to look at things rationally.”
She was irritated, folding her arms over her chest and glaring at him. “What
was rational about the events that led us into this room? And for the love of
God, what was rational about what happened to you in the basement?”
Jason sat on the
bed, elbows on his knees, and looked down at the floor. “I don’t know, but I
plan to find out.”
She looked at
him for a moment and could almost feel his confusion. He was a bit lost in all
this chaos. She sat beside him and mimicked his pose. Trudy elbowed him on the
arm, and the simple touch sent a thrill racing through her body. “I guess we
have our work cut out for us.”

His gaze settled
on her half-smile. “At least it won’t be boring.”
Her heart did a
somersault. “Yeah, I don’t do well with boring.”
Feeling brazen,
she leaned over and planted a quick kiss on his mouth. His eyes widened in
surprise, and Trudy jumped up, grinning from ear to ear.
“Let’s go, Mr.
Young. They’re probably wondering what’s happened to us.” She was halfway out
the door.
Jason grabbed
her hand before she could reach the hall and spun her around. His lips claimed
hers before she could grasp what was happening. Trudy felt his hand on the
small of her back molding her to him, while his other hand gently held her
head. She felt a thrill like never before, and just as her knees started to
give out, he released her.
“Better hurry,
Gertrude. Wouldn’t want anyone to think you were trying to take advantage of me
in this here grand bedroom.” He smiled into her eyes, and once again she was
lost. She shook her head to clear it and get some control of her senses.
“We better go,
or I’ll be taking advantage of you.” She laughed, and he did too. She loved the
sound of it. She glanced over her shoulder. “I hope that damned camera of yours
was turned off.”
As they headed
out the door, Jason walking just behind her, he grimaced when he saw the red
light on the camera on and grunted, “Oh, shit.”

My Review:

Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter Case 1 The Deceit is the first book in the Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter Series by Lori Zaremba. If you like ghosts, romance, and drama this book is for you. The book is filled with action, adventure, and even has a few tear jerking moments.  I would rate the book MA, there is a little bit of sex but not erotic and a few colorful words but not many. 
I honestly could not put the book down. I read all night. I cannot wait for more books in this series. I am anxious to see where Lori Zaremba takes this series. 

Trudy Hicks thought she had it all. She was a cop ad loved it, she was a wife and mother. One day she is shot in the chest and almost dies. While in the hospital fighting for her life her partner finds out her husband is cheating on her. After months of therapy she decides to leave the job she loves and becomes a paranormal investigator. 

She gets a request to come to a mansion that is reportedly very haunted. So with her best friend, a psychic, her camera man and a retired k-9 she loads up and heads to Chicago. Almost immediately things start happening. It doesn't take long for the team to figure out there is more than one ghost and not all of them are nice. They learn there is at least 2 female, a dog, and at least 2 men. Now they need to figure out who everyone is and how to get them to cross over and to rest in peace. Each of the ghosts have their own sad story and a couple of them almost brought tears to my eyes. 

But ghosts are not the only things Trudy finds in the home. Jason is the lead of a surveillance team that the family has also brought it. He is a skeptic and does not believe in ghosts. In his mind all the strange happenings have to be done by humans, until things happen that are caught on camera and cannot be explained away as human. . So he and his team have cameras all over the house waiting to catch who ever is doing it.  When he and Trudy meet the sparks fly, both good and bad.

About the Author:

Lori Zaremba is a full-time Internet Sales Manager and writes Web Content as well as providing Copy Editing for businesses in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Lori has published short ghost stories on Your Ghost Stories, as the Haunted_Cleaner and on her website

On her website,, Zaremba refers to herself as the ghost magnet and briefly describes her encounters with departing spirits.

Lori began writing her fiction story as a creative offering of why a ghost would haunt.  Before long the story became a novel Case One: The Deceit in the Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter series.

Lori currently lives in the suburbs of Pittsburgh with her husband Wayne and two fur babies Jaxson and Stewie.

Don't Let Me by Marie Skye

Title: Don't Let Me

Series: The Simplicit Duet #1

Author: Marie Skye
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Dark Water Covers
Release Date: March 26, 2019


Temptation is a sneaky bitch that brought two men in my life and I wanted
them both. One left without saying a word. The other asked me to be his and I
said yes. I moved I thought.
Life isn't a fairytale. Everyone has a secret. Everyone has a flaw. And
mine? Well, sometimes vows aren't for everyone.
They say there's two sides to every story, but the truth makes three. In
case you didn’t hear me the first time, let me repeat it.
Life isn't a fucking fairytale.

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Marie Skye is your average career
driven woman by day, and a hidden lover of all things dirty by night. Or, as
she likes to say, professional by day; author whore by night.

Army brat, and now just a brat. She currently resides in Austin, TX where there
really is a difference between breakfast burritos, and breakfast tacos, but she
really doesn't know what the difference is.

If it's dark, and full of inappropriate material. She's attracted to it. She prefers
making her character's work for their happy ever after, if they get one, and
she has no problem making sure they endure every obstacle to try to get there.
She's known as not having a filter, and if she's asked for an opinion, be
prepared to get a response that's most likely a mixture of sarcasm and

She also has a soft side, and volunteers her time to support Elephants, as well
as not attending any events that has elephants in their acts. She also loves
sloths, and cute kittens, and prides herself on being able to quote the entire
series of Friends.

Marie is the type of person that can be friends with anyone, but if you have
cake, you're pretty much her best friend.  

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The Accidental Mafia Queen Series by Khardine Gray

Accidental Mafia Queen Book 1
Khardine Gray

Contemporary Mafia Romance 

USA Today Bestselling author Khardine Gray comes a sexy, delightfully
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to be at the right hand of the devil than in his path…
you come from a crime family, you have a name to live up to.
enemies know I'm a bastard who shows no mercy—exactly the
cold-hearted don my father would want me to be. Except we're not the
ones in charge. Yet…
The Boss wants
me to take over his billion-dollar business, and the only way that's
happening is if I can win the heart of his cop daughter.
planned to treat her just like all the other women who meant nothing
to me, until I met her and everything changed.
and Power. That was all this was supposed to be about… Falling in
love wasn't part of the plan.
was finding out that her father has a hidden agenda, and I'm just a
pawn in his game.

away again. That was me.
running from something. Running from my past and the terrible, dark,
family secrets.
Running away from
myself, from the person I was and who I used to be.
I’m running from my heart. It betrayed me and fell for the
Luc… A mobster, a
The type of man I never
wanted to end up with.
The mobster,
the criminal, who called me his goddess and worshiped the ground I
walked on.
I shouldn’t want
him…because loving this man would be my worst nightmare.
this man could destroy me.
But… I
couldn’t resist him…
I wish I

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was the devil. The worst kind of man for her.
knew the truth would make her hate me. But, I still wanted her to be
I’d never wanted a woman the way I wanted her.
simple kiss could scorch my mind clean of everything I knew. That was
what she did to me. She took me out of the real world, where I was a
mobster and she was a cop.

was the imposter who lied to her…

father gave me a task: marry his daughter and get everything.
the daughter of the mafia king and get everything. The whole
billion-dollar fortune.
made me say yes, and love blinded me to the danger we were in.

web of lies I got myself tangled in was the least of my worries
because her life was in danger.
had a target on her back.
for blood, that’s the worst kind of mark you can get in my
means death. Someone has to die…

may be the devil and the worst kind of guy for this angel of a woman,
but I’ll die trying to save her.
will be her savior, and God help those who come for her.

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hour of reckoning was upon us…
life was in danger.
my goddess.
time to watch the situation had long passed.
it was time to change things up.
for me to change.
made me go soft and allow the image and handle I had on things to
slip out of my grasp.
needed to find myself. Now more than ever.
the secrets were jumping straight out of the closet. Right into the
open for all to see.
weren’t playing games anymore.
was time for war. It was time to become the devil I was.

more games, no more lies.
more running from the past.
more running from who I used to be.
knew I would lose my soul when I fell for Luc.
was a cop, and he was a mobster. Love lured me to the dark side.
could pretend to be whoever we wanted to be, but truth was truth.
games were over and right now I couldn’t see past the darkness that
waited for me.

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Law & Disorder by Liv Arnold

Law & Disorder
Liv Arnold
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: March 18th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance

Lawyer Juliet Jackson has come head to head with Sergeant Jesse Burns on numerous occasions in court. He is provoking. Pigheaded. Punch-worthy. They don’t get along. Not one little bit. The unfortunate fact he’s also her next-door neighbor brings her loathing off the charts. But when Juliet’s caught locked outside her home in nothing but a skimpy towel, she must swallow her pride and turn to Jesse for help. She doesn’t expect the explosive chemistry between them and can’t help but wonder if Jesse’s as demanding in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom.

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His handsome face smirked before he averted his eyes and turned his head, but she could still see the profile of his face. His police uniform stretched across his chest. Wonder if that chest is chiseled underneath all those clothes.

Her ears burned hotter than chili sauce, spreading to her neck and chest. No point in putting on a mask this time, because there was no escaping this. Her fingers found the ends of the towel to cover her naked body, but her legs froze on the spot. “I got locked out of my house.”

“You got locked out of your house…naked?” A grin spread across his face, revealing the dimple on the bottom lip. She wanted to bite it but didn’t know if it was to hurt him or because of the temperature between her legs.

Scowling at his sarcasm, her fingers gripped the bricks of her house and she pulled herself up. “Yes. Why are you even here? Didn’t you have enough of me this morning?

“Never enough.”

Author Bio:

Liv Arnold has worked as a copywriter for several global companies and now runs her own freelance business. She grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and lives with her husband and their spoiled dog, who only eats freshly cooked meals. When she's not writing, Liv's avoiding the gym, devouring a cheese platter, or marathoning way too much TV. And of course, she's a massive book addict and often reads until all hours of the night.

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For the Reign by Debbie Cassidy

For the Reign
Debbie Cassidy
(For the Blood #3)
Publication date: March 19th 2019
Genres: Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Reverse Harem, Urban Fantasy

It’s hardly a fair race when you’re racing against time.

The Fangs and I have the answers we were looking for, but for me those answers come with a death sentence. But I’ll be damned if I got out easy. I’ll be damned if I go out before I can see our mission through.

Just as I’m coming to terms with my fate, hope drops into my lap like a succulent fruit. But hope can be deceptive, and I’m not one for putting all my eggs into on basket. The mission must remain my focus, but with obstacles stacking up, getting to the finish line may just take some divine intervention, but the cost…The cost might be more than I’m willing to pay.

The Vampire Diaries meets The Walking Dead in this Post-Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy with a slow burn Whychoose Romance

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Debbie Cassidy lives in England, Bedfordshire, with her three kids and very supportive husband. Coffee and chocolate biscuits are her writing fuels of choice, and she is still working on getting that perfect tower of solitude built in her back garden. Obsessed with building new worlds and reading about them, she spends her spare time daydreaming and conversing with the characters in her head - in a totally non psychotic way of course. She writes Urban Fantasy, Fantasy and Reverse Harem Fantasy. All her books contain plenty of action, romance and twisty plots.

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Should've Been Us by Jess Bryant

Title: Should've Been Us
Author: Jess Bryant

Publisher: Blue Lemon Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 20, 2019


It’s a destination wedding, Fate, Texas style, and the
thermostat isn’t the only thing about to hit its boiling point.

Lulu Nichols has
lost the love of her life.

Her best friend,
Derek, proposed to someone else. He’s marrying someone else. And oblivious to
her feelings, he’s asked her to play best man at his wedding. She can’t say no,
not without admitting her secret and ruining everything, so she pastes on a
smile and heads to Mexico to watch the man of her dreams get his happily ever
after, even if it isn’t with her.

Connor Shaw is finally
ready to claim the love of his life.

He wants Lulu. He’s
always wanted her. Even though she’s slightly crazy and seriously delusional
about her relationship with Derek. Connor is the one that brings out her fire
and matches it with his own. He’s the one that drives her just as crazy as she
drives him and it’s way past time for her to admit that all their fighting is
really just foreplay.

Together they’re
like gasoline and a match; a powder keg destined to blow, but oh how satisfying
an explosion it will be.

But is their spark
the kind that burns fast and then out? Is the heat going to Lulu’s head or is
there more to Connor than she’s ever realized? Could they possibly be meant for
forever or are they destined to always be a should’ve been?

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“You should probably slow down there, dollface.” A deep
voice slid over her, down her spine and made her shudder. With revulsion, she
told herself. It was definitely revulsion. “Wouldn’t want to get drunk and
admit you’re in love with the groom, would ya?”
The taunt sent a red-hot surge of anger boiling beneath her
skin, turning her cheeks pink and the ice in her veins to lava as she spun to
face the man intruding on her pity party. She felt a little light headed when
she noticed how close he was standing but she attributed that to the alcohol in
her bloodstream. It only pissed her off more that it proved he was right. She
needed to slow down on the drinks or risk making a scene before the bridal
party even arrived.
God, she hated when he was right.
Connor Shaw was a stupid, know-it-all bastard. He always had
some smartass remark for her. Always. He’d been Derek’s sidekick since the
sandbox days but Lulu did not consider him a friend. He was more of a nuisance,
an ache in her head that never quite went away. Case in point, he was here now,
standing far too close to her, wearing some sort of cologne that invaded her
personal space and made her stomach twist, and looking smug as hell because he
knew, knew, that every woman in the room was looking at him
now that he had her attention.
She hated him. Despised him even. But she couldn’t blame the
women in the room for staring.
He looked like an angel, all golden and gorgeous and he had
an obnoxious habit of always managing to stand directly in the path of the sun.
Even now, in the low light of evening, a spotlight of glowing orange beamed
through the windows above, highlighting his dark blonde hair and making it look
as if he were wearing a halo. Sometimes it seemed like the sun literally
revolved around him.
It was annoying as hell.
So was that knowing twinkle in his dazzling blue eyes.
Because he wasn’t just ridiculously good looking, he also knew he
was ridiculously good looking which made him just about the biggest kind of asshole
on the planet in her estimation. He knew the effect he had on 99% of women and
the fact that she fell into the 1% that didn’t go ga-ga over him seemed to give
him some weird sort of enjoyment, which only made him more infuriating.
“I mean, unless that’s your plan.” He leaned an elbow
against the bar beside her, edging even closer so that she had to force herself
not to pull away, to put more space between them, because she knew he’d take
her retreat as a win in their never-ending game of dare. “Liquid courage?”
“Go away, Shaw.”
His head tilted slightly as if he’d expected a different
response, “Drowning your sorrows then? Have you finally admitted to yourself
that you and Dare were never meant to be?”
Her jaw clenched because, as per usual, his assumption hit
far too close to home. She attributed Connor knowing so much about her to the
fact that they’d grown up together. He’d always been there, on the edges of her
friendship with Derek, watching. Judging. He saw parts of her that she’d
thought were well hidden from everyone, even Derek, especially Derek, but
somehow Connor had seen her infatuation with their friend and he seemed to take
absolute joy in calling her out on the stupidity of it.
“I said, go away.” She slipped her hand around the glass in
front of her without looking at him but a big, warm, roughly masculine hand
closed over hers, stopping her short.
Her breath caught at the contact and she silently cursed
herself for the physical reaction. It had been too long since anyone touched
her. Anyone. It didn’t have anything to do with this man no matter how gorgeous
he was. It was the alcohol and the moroseness that had overtaken her at the
thought of Derek getting married.
Derek. Married. To someone else.
Her blood chilled and she pulled her hand away from Connor,
carefully, so as not to spill the liquid in her glass. She glared at him when
he frowned and his eyebrows drew together. He was looking at her strangely, in
a way she couldn’t place and she glanced away before he saw something else she
didn’t want him to see.
“Just… slow down on the drinks, okay doll?”
“Don’t call me that.” She instantly flinched.
“Tell me you’ll slow down, at least until dinner is served
and you put some food in your system and I won’t call you that again.” His blue
eyes were serious and she felt something inside of her begin to splinter.
Was he actually trying to take care of her? This man that
taunted her constantly? That set her every nerve ending on edge? Was he trying
to make nice for once? Because he knew this must be hard on her?
She nodded, “Okay.”
He gave her a small, cautious smile, “Okay.”
“Okay.” She tipped her drink at him.
“Okay.” He said again and she rolled her eyes because she
knew he’d do this all night if she let him get away with it.
“You can go now.” She shooed him away, “Go find someone else
to play your mind games with, Shaw.”
“But playing with you is so much fun.” 
She groaned, “If you stick around, I’m definitely going to
need another drink.”

Author Bio

Jess Bryant
is an avid indoorswoman. A city girl trapped in a country girl's life, her
heart resides in Dallas but her soul and roots are in small town Oklahoma. She
enjoys manicures, the color pink, and her completely impractical for country
life stilettos. She believes that hair color is a legitimate form of therapy,
as is reading and writing romance. She started writing as a little girl but her
life changed forever when she stole a book from her aunt's Harlequin collection
and she's been creating love stories with happily ever afters ever since.

Jess holds
a degree in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is a lifetime
supporter of her school and athletic teams. And why not? They have a ton of
National Championships! She may be a girlie girl but she knows her sports stats
and isn't afraid to tell you that your school isn't as cool as hers... or that
your sports romance got it all wrong.

For more
information on Jess and upcoming releases, contact her at or follow her on her many social media accounts for
news and shenanigans.

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