Publish or Perish by Kerry Blaisdell
Discussion in the comments below
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Guidelines (because there has to be some)
August 5, 2019
To prove she didn’t kill her cheating scientist husband, a computer whiz must determine if he faked important vaccine safety research, while fighting her attraction to the straitlaced cop assigned to the case.
When computer whiz Emma O’Manny’s scientist husband dumps her on Valentine’s Day, vandalizing his office seems like a justifiable—if petty—response. But then Dan’s small plane crashes under mysterious circumstances, and Emma’s suddenly the prime suspect in a double homicide. Worse, Dan may have faked important vaccine safety research, to further his career—and the digital trail leads to Emma. Can she determine which data is correct, to prove her innocence? Or will Dan keep controlling her life, even from the grave?
Detective Vin Bronislovas came to Portland to rebuild his reputation, after nearly blowing a years-long investigation by believing the lies of a mobster’s daughter. A single misstep—like falling for another suspect—would destroy his career and ruin his life. But when the killer strikes again, and Emma and her children are threatened, Vin must choose between the Job and love. Can he trust his gut? Or will repeating his past mistakes allow a murderer to go free, and potentially put millions of children at risk from an unsafe vaccine?
In the cutthroat world of biomedical research, the first to publish wins, and anyone can make a killing. Anyone….
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED
The 1st book we'll read for September is:
PUBLISH OR PERISH, by Kerry Blaisdell
Discussion runs from Thursday, September 12th until the end of September
Deadline to vote: Wednesday, September 11th
Discusion of book: Thursday, September 12th until end of September
Why do we do this?
If you love books like I do, it's sometimes hard to choose what to read. The selection is overwhelming. My TBR pile keeps growing (exponentially, it feels like) and when I sit down to start a new book, I don't know where to begin.
With a book club, the choice on what to read next is easy-peasy! I just pick up the next book.
Two books a month
The first selection is chosen from August's New Releases featured on LoveRomanceReads. Voting will run until September 11th. The Discussion will continue until the end of September - plenty of time to read the book!
Beginning Thursday, September 12th,voting for the second book will open. These selections will all be from that month's genre. September is Western month. Voting ends on September 17th and the discussion will continue until the end of the month.
And now it's time to select book #1!
How to choose
Click on the covers below to read the blurb. Then, come back here and vote! The poll is at the bottom of this post, below the selections. The books with the most votes will be selected. I'll announce the winning book here and in the Facebook Group. Please share this on social media so that the book you want to win has a better chance to be our first Book of the Month!
Love in an Undead Age by A.M. Geever
Surviving the zombie apocalypse was hard but saving the human race might be fatal.
Ten years after the zombie apocalypse a good man is still hard to find... just ask Miranda Tucci. Most are ill-equipped to breach Miranda's emotional defenses, and even in San Jose, California, the most technologically advanced outpost of civilization left on the planet, there's no app for mending a broken heart. But when Connor MacGuire turns up at nearby Santa Clara University, even Miranda begins to wonder if she has finally found someone she can trust.
The Jesuit priests who lead the community at Santa Clara University are the only counter-balance to the ruthless City Council that rules Silicon Valley. They have hatched a scheme to break the monopoly on a vaccine for the zombie virus that the Council and its powerful ally, Mario Santorello, control.
As the Jesuits' plan approaches a critical stage and Miranda is recruited to join their mission, the ghosts of her past collide with the present, plunging her into territory both strange and familiar. Will corruption continue to spread and the vaccine be used for political advantage, or can Miranda survive long enough to usher in a new age of civilization? It's only the fate of humanity that’s suddenly resting on her shoulders. If she can bring her love life back from the dead, how tough can saving the world be?
LOVE IN AN UNDEAD AGE is a post-apocalyptic romance wrapped inside an adventure that explores universal themes: love and loss, betrayal and redemption. What choices do we make in order to survive, what do they cost us, and are they worth it in the end? Are some breaches of trust too damaging to forgive, or can the healing power of love truly conquer all?
“A virus, a conspiracy, romance, and zombies. A.M. Geever combines the old standbys to give us a compelling new story you won’t want to put down!”
- SARAH LYONS FLEMING, AUTHOR OF UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD & THE CITY SERIES
“As the tension rises to a chilling climax you won't be able to put this book down until you find out what happens to the dynamic Miranda, her love-life, and her zombie-killing buddies.”
- BYDDI LEE, AUTHOR OF MARCH TO NOVEMBER
Carissa is a lover of all things romance. She's an advocate of the romance genre and everyone's right to an HEA! Her day job is as a public high school teacher.