Tom Stone: Sweltering Summer Nights by Don Simkovich @donsimko #Review


One thing I will say is the good and bad OK So Stone was the detective who was a thorn in Angel- the bad- side. Stone was the rash that wouldnt go away. I liked his persistence throughout the book. There was a slight family side shown that was the part that made me like this PIA!

I know that Anthony Angelino was a bad guy, BUT he was misunderstood most of the book. He was the sort of character that can open this marijuana dispensary to help the medical needs of sick people and then get caught up inside a nasty world. I loved him and even though he was walking a fine line, I found him very endearing!

Fans of Los Angeles based novels, detective, crime books and thrillers will love this I sure did


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Don returned to his love for writing fiction after years of writing and narrating a radio spot series, marketing copy, and handling the pressures of a wild and crazy family life.

Frequent calls to the local Sheriff’s office, plus the intensity of handling teen alcoholism and teen pregnancy pressed stories from his mind like Earth’s weighty layers turn shale into harvestable fuel.

Well, you get the picture.

Don has fine-tuned his craft writing romance to crime fiction and the recent Tom Stone detective stories.

He lives at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains with his family, two dogs, and anyone else who happens to drop by and live for a spell.

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Undercover Lovers (L.A. Girls Romance Series) by Julia Derek @juliaderekNY #Spotlight

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Annika’s real name is Gabi and she isn’t really a trainer from Sweden but a rookie cop from L.A. She’s working at a Manhattan health club to help the feds nail a covert drug lord. In order to do so, she must infiltrate his world by becoming his trainer.Getting on the fast track to becomean LAPD detective isn’t the only reason Gabi took this dangerous undercover assignment. She also views it as the ideal opportunity to get over her cheatingex-fiancé.In the hope of acquiring information that might help her mission, Gabi befriends one of the drug lord’s soldiers, the devastatingly handsome Paul, only to realize she has yet again fallen for the wrong man. And this time around, it’s one who’s not only a criminal, but who must do whatever it takes to protect his boss—including killing Gabi, if he finds out what she’s really up to.
My name is Julia Derek and I’m a fitness trainer by day, writer by night.  My fitness career began in Stockholm where I  taught group fitness, primarily step, high and low impact dance classes, and body sculpting.  While studying journalism at George Mason University, I taught corporate fitness for Fit Physique. After graduating, I headed to Los Angeles where I taught group fitness at places such as Beverly Hills Country Club, L.A. Fitness and Crunch. I trained primarily high-powered executives and movie producers.
After five and a half years, I’d had enough of sunny California and headed to NYC. I was hired as a senior trainer and group ex instructor at the exclusive health club Reebok Sports Club/NY where I have worked since 2005.  My specialties are core/functional training, body sculpting, interval training, group exercise, small group training and boot camps.
 I’ve been writing since I was a kid and published my first short story in the Swedish equivalent of Seventeen Magazine at age fifteen. While in L.A. I did stand-up comedy, enjoying writing material more than performing, which was how I re-discovered writing. My memoir, Confessions of a Serial Egg Donor, was published in 2004. A cautionary tale meant to inform prospective egg donors about the fertility industry, it has garnered lots of media attention.  I’ve also written several fitness articles for and  If you like steamy but sweet romance, check out my L.A. Girls Romance Series. If you like YA and thrillers, check out THE SMILEY KILLER. Click here to find out more about my books.

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