1. Blurb 1: Jump the Line
Exotic dancer and college senior, Alaina Colby, struggles to live down her family's reputation as a notorious crime family, yet loyalty to family and caring for her meth-addicted brother, is what makes her truly rich.
When she's not working at her day job and evading her weird scalpel-waving boss, she's keeping creeps at Omar's, where she dances for tips, from sticking their fingers too deep into her G-string, just to survive. But Alaina’s life—and her homegrown ideas about love—are turned upside down, when a string of campus murders involves her and a local homicide detective in the hunt for the killer.
The raven-haired coed is rougher than the streets she'll police after she graduates with her criminology degree and becomes a cop, but will she live to graduate? Can her 4.0 GPA, a personal repertoire of criminal tricks learned from her family, and Alaina’s street smarts keep her alive?
Blurb 2: Van Gogh Syndrome
An Explosive New Thriller by a Golden Pen Award-Winning Suspense Author!!!
“It’s a hunt forward clandestine op,” the president said, “and your target is America’s first home-grown terrorist cell.”
· THE PRESIDENT'S REQUEST propels brilliant cyber sleuth Zuri Slade into the clandestine world of espionage, where failure can endanger thousands of American lives and blow Zuri’s chance for a career with the CIA.
· TRACKING THE TERRORISTS leads Zuri from Washington, D.C. to a Midwest backwater, where residents suffer a peculiar illness, the “Van Gogh Syndrome.” Death from radioactive poisoning looms over the stricken community, but there’s an even larger threat, one Zuri could never have anticipated.
· PSYCHOTIC NUCLEAR SCIENTIST, Dr. Burch Crabtree, is plotting with legendary North Korean spy, Cobra, to blow the nuclear plant, using a chip stolen from the CIA after the Korean War. Only Jesse Stephenson, a former CIA spy, knows where the chip is, but Jesse’s dying of cancer.
Is this fight too personal, or will Zuri confront America’s enemies—and personal demons, her hate for those who murdered her parents—in time?
Mary McFarland’s “Van Gogh Syndrome” pulls readers into the new frontier of war, a war that has ignited in cyberspace but one that will be finished in America’s back yard by terrorists whose identities no one can predict. A thriller for lovers of the chase, “Van Gogh Syndrome” is the series kickoff and an explosive look at conflicts faced by America’s warriors on the cyber war frontier. An action-packed read recommended for Baldacci and Clancy fans.
2. Blurb 3: Lila’s Ghostly Obsession
Even in death, I feel Link’s love. Achingly sweet and intense. “It’s for keeps,” I used to tell him, my lips as close to his—as my soul was to eternity, although I’d no idea just how close. “It’s forever.”
So . . .
. . . when I awaken dead, I know I’ve no choice. I must haunt him. That, or watch from my grave while Marin Vegas steals Link.
But first, acceptance: I’m dead, a ghost. Yet I must find a way to warn Link of his little brother’s approaching doom—and stop another tragedy like mine—if I can outrun my hostile ancestors’ ghosts. Big if. They exist with me in the haunted Gothic mausoleum, and they’ve welcomed me with dark familial intentions to my afterlife.
My murder seems cruel. I’m no longer that young girl in love and running toward my fate—but from it. Yet fading into black eternity spurs me to a level of courage I never dreamed I had while alive. So, in this foreboding world I now inhabit, my fight to hold on to the love Link and I promised each other leads me straight to the thugs who put me here—and to a truth we’d planned to share. It’s a truth I hold onto tight: Love never dies.
Yet the insanity of being able to haunt Link keeps me wondering: Can my plan to keep his love succeed from the grave? Can we hook up one last bittersweet time?
Maybe. But only if the dead can speak to the living.
So: how do I do that?
If Edgar Allan Poe were to rewrite Annabel Lee as a novel, it would read like Lila’s Ghostly Obsession. It’s darkly poignant, a perfect read for fans of ghost thrillers and paranormal romance novels like Wendy Webb’s The Haunting of Brynn Wilder, Julia Ash’s Mystified, and Stacy McKitrick’s Ghostly Liaison.
JANET, THIS BOOK IS GOING UP ON AMAZON OCTOBER 16TH.