Greetings. Is it hot where you are? Recently, I spoke to a friend living in Las Vegas. He told me things weren’t so bad as long as the temperature didn’t rise above 107°F. And he actually said this—“Yeah, but it’s a dry heat.” Whatever. Me, I’m useless when the temperature hits 90, so. Wherever you live, I hope the climate is bearable and that you’re enjoying what’s left of summer.
My friend J.P. Choquette has just released the fifth book in her “Monsters in the Green Mountains” series. It’s called Stillwater Lake, and looks to be another winner. I’ve read J.P.’s work, and it’s a lot of fun. You can find my review of The Pact here.
Legends aren’t always built on myths. Sometimes they’re created to hide dark secrets.
Stillwater is a sleepy, quiet place perfect for overcoming a case of writer’s block. At least, that’s what Jessica Brown hopes. The bestselling novelist’s life has recently been turned upside down. If she’s honest, she got out of New York City to heal her heart as much as to find her writing muse.
Tony Bradford is also looking for respite in the remote mountains of Vermont, though he came to Stillwater seeking adventure. Attending the town’s annual Gargun Festival, a summer celebration of the legendary creature who lives in Stillwater Lake has been on his bucket list for years.
But while many people have a lighthearted view of the folklore in the area, some know the creature—and town’s—true history. When people in the area start dying, Jessica and Tony, together with a documentary filmmaker and a group of teens, try to protect the rest of the town.
Where to Buy
Barnes & Noble
Other Books to Enjoy
Archaeologist Dr. Eve Blakeley wants to find an eight-hundred-year-old weapon shrouded in mystery and lore. But someone will do anything to keep the secrets of Genghis Khan buried forever. The Lost Spear by N.J. Croft.
After the wake of a terrible crime in her childhood, Harper Storm is determined to put whoever did it behind bars. However, what she doesn’t know is that the mystery is only beginning… And nothing is as it seems. Hidden Memories by B.P Stevens.
John Kite goes to meet a criminal to swap a hefty cash reward for a stolen picture, but finds the man shot dead and the picture stolen again. Then he discovers a Middle Eastern conspiracy and realizes getting the picture back is a matter of life and death. The Art of Danger by Stuart Doughty.
Recently, Netflix dropped a new action thriller called The Gray Man. Wow, this thing is fun and stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans (sporting a goofy moustache), and Ana de Armas.
Logline. When the CIA’s most skilled operative—whose true identity is known to none—accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins.
Okay, that’s a wrap—stay cool. Peace and love.