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Promo: Waco: A Survivor’s Story by David Thibodeau

25 YEARS LATER, THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SURVIVAL STORY OF WACO,

BY ONE OF ONLY FOUR UNPROSECUTED SURVIVORS, COMES TO TELEVISION

IN A HOTLY ANTICIPATED MINISERIES STARRING

MICHAEL SHANNON AND TAYLOR KITSCH.

Waco: A Survivor’s Story

By David Thibodeau

and Leon Whiteson with Aviva Layton

On sale January 2, 2018

 

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BLURB

For the first time ever, a survivor of the Waco massacre tells the inside story of Branch Davidians, David Koresh, and what really happened at the religious compound in Texas.

When he first met the man who called himself David Koresh, David Thibodeau was drumming for a rock band that was going nowhere fast. Intrigued and frustrated with a stalled music career, Thibodeau gradually became a follower and moved to the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. He remained there until April 19, 1993, when the compound was stormed and burnt to the ground after a 51-day standoff.

In this book, Thibodeau explores why so many people came to believe that Koresh was divinely inspired. We meet the men, women, and children of Mt. Carmel. We get inside the day-to-day life of the community. Thibodeau is brutally honest about himself, Koresh, and the other members, and the result is a revelatory look at life inside a cult.

But Waco is just as brutally honest when it comes to dissecting the actions of the United States government. Thibodeau marshals an array of evidence, some of it never previously revealed, and proves conclusively that it was our own government that caused the Waco tragedy, including the fires. The result is a memoir that reads like a thriller, with each page taking us closer to the eventual inferno..

 

 

Now with a haunting new epilogue, WACO: A SURVIVOR’S STORY (Weinstein Books; on sale March 6, 2018) is the original and most definitive inside account of what happened at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, on April 19, 1993. Only nine people survived the massive conflagration that trapped and killed 74 others—including 21 children—as a result of a mismanaged government raid, and 24-year-old David Thibodeau was one of them. Now, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the tragedy, Thibodeau is releasing his critically acclaimed memoir in ebook, paperback, and audio-book form for the first time.

 

The highly anticipated six-part miniseries “WACO,” produced by The Weinstein Company and airing on Spike TV, starts this Spring, and is based on the book and Thibodeau’s experience. Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch star.

 

WACO is a tale about the twists of fate—the small encounters that can determine, or ruin, the rest of our lives. When he first met the man who called himself David Koresh, Thibodeau, who had never been religious in the slightest, was drumming for a rock band that was going nowhere fast. With the same straightforward speeches and beguiling charm used by Koresh, Thibodeau explains how he came to believe Koresh was the messiah to lead the community through the seven seals of the apocalypse. He takes an anthropologist’s view of life at Mount Carmel, the Branch Davidian compound nine miles outside Waco where Thibodeau spent two and a half years. We meet the men, women, and children of Mount Carmel—Thibodeau’s wife Michele and adopted daughter Serenity; his best friend Jamie; his rival Mike; his prospective lover Julie; the doubters and the devout; and, of course, David Koresh himself. His account is a reminder of the humanity of those whom the world saw as heathens.

 

The Mount Carmel Thibodeau describes is a flawed but peaceful community seeking a refuge from religious persecution. But on February 28, 1993, they were attacked by their own government—a government that, Thibodeau’s original research reveals, fabricated criminal charges, blurred civil-military jurisdictions, and flubbed a straightforward undercover operation, all in an effort to flex its muscles for the cameras they had invited to tag along. But instead of succumbing to a scripted show of force, the Branch Davidians fought back and began a 51-day standoff.

 

Above all, Thibodeau relates the agonizing sounds, the stomach-turning smells, and the horrifying sights of the final raid, on April 19, in which a mysterious fire burned the sprawling complex to the ground. Using never-before-heard eyewitness accounts, Thibodeau attempts to put to bed forever the question of who lit the match that sent 74 people to their graves. New for this edition, in a haunting new epilogue, Thibodeau reflects on the past 25 years, remembers his slain family, and describes his time touring the set of the upcoming miniseries, starring Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch, that will painstakingly recreate the disaster. The six-part television event will air on Spike TV in spring 2018.

 

Amid the charred rubble of his home and his life, Thibodeau objectively scrutinizes the tragedy that riveted a nation and, without any of the zealotry of a religious fanatic, tries to make sense of who was to blame. In the process, WACO recounts the suspense of the siege and the ferocity of the firefight as if it were a work of fiction—made even more terrifying by the knowledge that this was real life.

 

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David Thibodeau was a young Los Angeles musician when a chance meeting with the charismatic David Koresh led to his involvement with the Branch Davidian community outside Waco, Texas. He is one of only four Branch Davidians who survived the Waco massacre who was not sentenced to prison. Over the 25 years since, Thibodeau has lived in Los Angeles, Austin, and Bangor, Maine, where he currently continues his life as a drummer and entrepreneur.

 

Coauthor Leon Whiteson was a Zimbabwean architect-turned-critic and novelist. He died in 2013 at age 82. Whiteson is survived by his wife—author Aviva Layton—who has written the updated epilogue with David Thibodeau for this new edition.

Aviva Layton earned a BA from Sydney University, an MA from University of Montreal, and a PhD from York University, Toronto. She is the author of a novel, a biography, and several award-winning children’s books and is now a full-time literary editor.

 

WACO: A SURVIVOR’S STORY

By David Thibodeau and Leon Whiteson with Aviva Layton

Weinstein Books | March 6, 2018

Paperback: $16.99 | ISBN: 9781602865730

eBook: $12.99 | ASIN: B073P4ZYKW

PRAISE FOR WACO

 

“An extraordinary account of one of the most shameful episodes in recent American

history. I wish that everyone in the country could read this book. …it gives us

the poignant and terrible human story behind the events at Waco.”

Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

 

“If the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) badly mishandled the events at Ruby Ridge in 1992, its handling of the Waco incident the next year was even worse… This book gives a rare glimpse of life at Mount Carmel and an account of how that attack contrasts with the ‘official’ government version. With the renewed interest in this siege, this book is recommended for public libraries.”

—School Library Journal

 

“This narrative defies many of our media-mediated preconceptions of Koresh’s followers.”

—Booklist

 

“Thibodeau, one of only four Branch Davidians to live through the Waco disaster

and not be sentenced to jail, has produced a surprisingly balanced and honest

account of his time as a Branch Davidian. Neither sensationalist nor defensive,

this will make satisfying reading for anyone interested in the April 1993 tragedy.”

—Kirkus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promo: Grizzly Survival by Becca Jameson

BLURB

Hiding one’s true self might be possible in the human world, but grizzly shifters

aren’t easily fooled.

Gavin Wright is human. He is also not out. He has no intention of ever coming

out. He’s unwilling to face the condemnation. Lucky for him, he’s had the

privilege of hiding his true self inside a fake relationship with his best friend,

Paige, for ten years.

Dale Gerben is a grizzly shifter. As such, he has the ability to sense things

humans cannot. Therefore, it comes as a surprise to him that Gavin thinks he’s

so well hidden from the world. He isn’t hidden from Dale. And Dale is up for the

challenge.

It’s a summer fling. No one in the human world will find out. Dale needs someone

to help him heal old wounds, and Gavin needs someone to show him what he’s

capable of if he’d just trust himself.

No one needs to get hurt. Until they do…

The odds are not in their favor. It’s forbidden to change a human into a shifter.

It’s challenging to maintain a life-long mixed relationship. Gavin has doubts. Dale

has secrets.

Two young girls are missing. There’s an accident. A race against the clock.

Neither man will ever be the same.

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EXCERPT

Time stood still while Gavin took him in. It was only a fraction of a second, but it seemed

like longer, and Gavin knew it was a moment he would never forget.

When the man lifted his face, Gavin silently gasped.

Oh, yeah. God’s gift to men. Or women. Please let him be gay… What were the chances?

Wait. What the hell am I thinking? I can’t hook up with anyone in this small town. I’m only here

for the summer. There’d be no way to keep it private.

The man’s expression was hard, startled. His eyes were as dark as his hair, his face sun-

kissed a deep brown with a tinge of red from working outside. Tiny wrinkles spread from the

corners of his eyes as he scrunched them to stare at Gavin.

The hammer he held slid through his right hand as if he’d forgotten he was holding it, but he

gripped it tighter at the last second, keeping it from dropping onto the deck. After a moment, his

face softened, and he cocked his head to one side, lifting a hand to block the sun’s morning rays

from his vision. “Are you lost, pretty boy?”

Ordinarily, if anyone spoke to Gavin that way, he would lose his shit, partially because the

terminology was nearly always meant as an insult and partially because Gavin’s spine was

accustomed to stiffening anytime anyone accused him of being gay. He’d spent his entire

twenty-four years denouncing that truth and defending himself against homophobic insults.

But this man, this perfect example that God was alive and well in the universe, he could call

Gavin anything he wanted. Somehow the words he’d spoken didn’t come out as an insult at all.

In fact, from his lips, they were an endearment.

AUTHOR BIO

Becca Jameson is the best-selling author of the Wolf Masters series and The Fight Club series. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two kids. With over 50 books written, she has dabbled in a variety of genres, ranging from paranormal to BDSM. When she isn’t writing, she can be found jogging with her dog, scrapbooking, or cooking. She doesn’t sleep much, and she loves to talk to fans, so feel free to contact her through e-mail, Facebook, or her website.

…where Alphas dominate…

 

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Haunted by Love, an anthology to benefit the March of Dimes

Sometimes love haunts us all…

 

Haunted by Love, an anthology to benefit the March of Dimes, is LIVE and FREE in Kindle Unlimited! → http://amzn.to/2uVh7GU

 

 

Are you ready to be haunted by love?

Ten of your favorite romance authors have come together for a charity anthology. With vampires, witches, wizards, shifters, shadow walkers, fallen angels, demons, and a wraith king, you’re sure to be enthralled. Be prepared for greed, lust, lies, and betrayal to culminate in coups and menages. After all, the fate of the world often depends on the actions of hot alphas.

 

Don’t miss  this LIMITED EDITION boxed set created to benefit the March of Dimes.

 

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First Look: INKED MEMORIES by Carrie Ann Ryan

Today we’re excited to give you a look at the SUPER swoonworthy cover of

Carrie Ann Ryan’s INKED MEMORIES with you!  INKED MEMORIES releases

October 31st – check out the cover below and preorder your copy now!

 

About INKED MEMORIES – available October 31st!

The Montgomery Ink series by NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues when the final Denver Montgomery sibling refuses to fall for his brother’s former flame—the company’s new plumber.

Wes Montgomery watched his entire family fall in love, and now finds himself ready to settle down. Except the one person he seems to find chemistry with is not only his twin’s ex, she also works for Montgomery Inc. But when the two find themselves in one compromising situation after another, Wes realizes he’s having second thoughts about the dynamic woman who’s burst her way into his life. Sure she sets off his temper, but she also makes him hot in every other way possible.

Jillian Reid never loved her best friend like everyone thought she should, so she pushed him away so he could have his future. Now, despite fighting it, she finds herself attracted to the one man she shouldn’t. When her father’s health takes a turn for the worse, and a danger no one saw coming show its face, she’s forced to turn to Wes for help. The two of them have fought off their attraction long enough, and each cave to the desire. But this enemies-to-lovers tale might have an ending no one ever dreamed of.

INKED MEMORIES releases October 31st, 2017 – preorder your copy now!

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About Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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Blurb Reveal – Beauty by Mary Catherine Gebhard

 

 

Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

My prince was a Beast with blood on his hands and ice in his veins.
My family offered to save me.
The only price: leaving the tattered pieces of my heart behind.

Our love was irrational. Cruel. Unforgiving.
Nothing like the storybooks said it should be—but it was perfect.

The longer we were apart, the more I lost myself. He was vicious and domineering, but I craved the submission.
Together we were destructive, but I was addicted to the devastation.
Still, I thought titles mattered.
To my family I was princess, and to the Beast I was slave.
I was too naïve to understand that even though he’d been my captor, he’d broken the shackles on my soul.

Once upon a time, I thought love meant happily ever after.

Now I know better.

 

 

 

Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She’s lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life but occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don’t worry, she sends postcards.

 

 

Promo: A.L. Jackson – Bleeding Stars & Fight for Me Series

 

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About A.L. Jackson

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Re-release: Memories of Me by Dani Hart

 

 

Title: Memories of Me
Author: Dani Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Re-release Date: June 12, 2017

 

Blurb
*Inspired by true events*
(Characters are a work of fiction)
When you close your eyes and open them again you expect to
see the world as it was a fraction of a second ago. Maybe a slight change from
a passing breeze, but you are still in the same place, unmoving and unchanged.
You don’t expect to be somewhere else where the faces are unfamiliar. Where you
are unfamiliar. 
With one blink I had no family, no home, no name, and no
past. I was alone, until I met the Reilly brothers. They gave me purpose again.
A reason to trust. A reason to love. A reason to rebuild a life full of
forgotten memories. Together, they would try to rewrite my history.

 

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Author Bio
I have always been drawn to words. They have this magic to
touch my soul when I need it the most, whether through reading or writing. My
love for writing started as most little girl’s with a diary. It evolved into a
big girl journal and then transformed into a notebook of poetry during the dark
days of high school. I followed my dream to USC (University of Southern
California) to study theatre, creative writing, and screenwriting. Finally, I
understood how to take the stories in my head and commit them to paper. I was
fortunate enough to sell my first professional script during college and have
been writing ever since. 
In 2013 I took to self-publishing. I realized quickly that
my passion resonated across many genres, so currently I have published young adult,
fantasy, paranormal, dystopian, new adult, and women’s fiction. With both of my
kids in school full-time now I am able to immerse myself in my passion more and
when I’m not writing I’m enjoying the short time I have with my babies and my
husband.

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