Julia: A Romance Gets Two Reviews On Goodreads:

Julia: A Romance by Dora Benley was just published by Cheops Books LLC on April 9. That was the date that the Goodreads Giveaway distributed one hundred free copies of the Kindle edition of the historical romantic thriller. Two reviews have since that date been posted on Goodreads.

Kayla Tornello wrote, “I enjoyed this book’s setting in ancient Rome, although the characters seemed rather on the modern side at times. The main character, Julia, is reluctant to marry Sisenna. This creates drama, but it gets rather tedious at times. Also, the romance part only comes at the very end of the story. Perhaps I would have liked this book better if I had been a younger reader. I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. Yay!”
Mary on Goodreads also posted her review, “Wonderful romance!”

The novel Julia: A Romance may be on your reading list soon.

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On September 15 Cheops Books LLC will publish Dark 3: Special Edition, the concluding volume of the Dark Series started by Scholastic UK. It is a fitting ending to Dark 1 and Dark 2 and lets you know what finally happened to all those YA characters such as Bianca Winters and Doc and their doomed love affair. Does she finally marry Harry Fellini or what? Does Little Katie, the heiress of St Simons Island finally escape to some place where she doesn’t get kidnapped? What about her wealthy parents, the Shipleys? And what happens to the low life of St. Simons Island such as Marianna Haynes, who was always after Bianca, or even Harry Fellini’s jailbird brother, Mike Fellini?

And when all these loose plot ends finally get decided for good, what about the long promised trilogy: Dark: A Trilogy? Why not publish the Dark as a series? Dark: A Trilogy will be published on December 15. We here at Cheops Books LLC even have a brand new cover in mind. We don’t have the final drawing yet. But we have a rough sketch which we will share with you today along with this blog post. We are about ready to hand it over to Andrew the artist to put his finishing touches on it.

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Starting tomorrow and for the next five days you will be able to download the first book in the Dark series, Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, on Amazon Kindle. This young adult thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. As the reviewer at the Dublin newspaper said it will make you too afraid to sleep. But hurry! This offer will not be repeated this year.
Bianca Winters is seventeen years old — but she’s still afraid of the dark. She has good reason. Two years ago Bianca was the only witness to a brutal murder that devastated her home-town, sleepy St. Simons Island. Bianca rescued the tiny child she was babysitting, and ran, and she feels like she’s been running ever since. Only Bianca can shed any light on the killing — and she can’t remember a thing about that night. Read what The Sunday Independent in Dublin has to say about this teen horror story turned romantic thriller: “Teens rarely need an excuse to stay up late, but The Dark by Linda Cargill would give pause for thought to even the most steely-nerved youngster. A genuinely griping horror story. Approach with caution.”

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Staring tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day The Surfer, Cheops Books LLC’s biggest bestseller, will be free free for the next five days including Black Friday through Cyber Monday. This is our next offering in our multi-week Point Horror LIne Celebration.This young adult supernatural thriller, first published by Scholastic USA and Scholastic UK in addition to Cora Verlag in Germany and Italy, too, will be available for download on your Kindle. But hurry! This offer will not be repeated this year.

Jessie had never seen her before. The beautiful girl who seemed to get a thrill out of surfing on a stormy sea. Maybe she’d been lucky in the past, but Jessie saw her luck run out. Jessie saw her drown. Now there’s a new girl in town. And she doesn’t know who she is or where she came from. Has the beautiful surfer come back from the dead?

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Dark 1 opens on St. Simons Island, Georgia, the home of the heroine, Bianca Winters, and her employers, the Shipleys, the parents of Little Katie Shipley, the heiress. This swampy barrier island with live oaks with moss is the atmospheric setting for the mysterious murder of Mrs. Ingersoll, the upstairs maid, one night while Bianca is babysitting the newborn baby. But the novel doesn’t stop there. Dark 2 takes the characters to London on a worldwide chase after the killer. And Dark 3 begins in Anaheim, California in Disneyland where Little Katie is celebrating her birthday after fleeing with her parents from St. Simons Island where she had been kidnapped all too many times. In their quest to evade the killer Bianca and Little Katie must travel up the west coast to Vancouver and fly to Germany where the young adult thriller’s climactic scene occurs. So The Dark is a well-traveled series full of creepy horrors from around the world.

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The author of Dark: A Trilogy and Dark 3 has lived in various locales around the world including Cairo, Egypt, London, England, the New Forest south of London, the South Hills of Pittsburgh, and New York City. Her travels have taken her even more far afield such as Santa Fe, New Mexico, San Diego, California, the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, Gibraltar, Venice, and Paris. She enjoys writing about her experiences in her historical thrillers in the Edward Ware Thriller Series.61vscnzdnsl-_ux250_

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Edward Ware Thrillers YA, an imprint of Cheops Books LLC, will publish: Dark: A Trilogy on February 15. This collection will include Dark 1 and Dark 2 originally published by Scholastic UK as part of the Point Horror Line. It will be part of our Point Horror Line celebration which Cheops Books kicked off this weekend. We will be featuring interviews with our author, Dora Benley. We will talk about the series of novels culminating in Dark 3, the last novel in the collection, which is also the concluding work of the Edward Ware Thriller Series.
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Over the next several weeks and just in time for Thanksgiving Cheops Books LLC will be offering you a special treat. For the Freebie of the Week we will be offering the four young adult horror books from the Scholastic Point Horror Line both USA and in England: The Surfer, Pool Party, and The Dark now called Are You Afraid of the Dark?. And don’t forget, there is also Dark 2. Show up on Saturday, November 12 in just two days from now. Log into Amazon Kindle. Claim your free copy of Pool Party. Have all sorts of fun this weekend in that infamous black pool where you can have all sorts of fun and thrills and chills.

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Starting today and continuing through Wednesday midnight you will be able to download the young adult thriller Candle. If you get bored with watching the election returns take a break and escape to a suspense novel set at Midnight Beach. But hurry! This offer will not be repeated this year.
 
Maggie has just moved to Midnight Beach. She is the gauche kid driving a Humvee and doesn’t have any friends. The girls in the “in crowd” decide they don’t want anything to do with her unless she meets a test. She must spend the night in the graveyard alone without fleeing. Then they know she has the right stuff. But Maggie doesn’t know until it is too late that this island has a spooky legend associated with it. One hundred years before a planter’s wife was scared of the dark. He lighted a candle by her bed every night. When she died in childbirth he remembered. Every night in the cemetery he lighted the same candle so she would not be alone. In the middle of the night all alone in the graveyard herself, Maggie sees that light. Is the place really haunted or what? Or is it a practical joke or something worse? She had better figure it out or somebody may be lighting a candle for her.
 
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One day Denise gets a surprise package in the mail. She opens it up and finds a mirror with all sorts of elaborate woodwork around it. She thinks it is for her mother who collects antiques, but it is addressed to her. When she gazes into it she is shocked. The image gazing back at her doesn’t look like Plain Old Jane Denise Manning, the most average senior in the high school. Instead it looks like a gorgeous blond movie star. Denise may be blond, but she doesn’t look like that, or does she? She turns the mirror this way and that. The image blinks when she blinks. It nods when she nods. It raises its hand when she does. Perhaps she never took a really good look at herself before.

But just as she smiles she hears a laugh. She looks down in shock at one of the carved figures on the mirror. It is smiling and winking at her. What is going on here? Is it Denise’s imagination or something far more sinister? Is she being haunted? Denise had better figure it out before she gets scared to death.

Haunted was first published in German by Cora Verlag, Harper Collins Germany. It is now brought to you by Edward Ware Thrillers YA, an imprint of Cheops Books, LLC. If you liked Mirror you will enjoy other young adult thrillers by Linda Cargill such as Gypsy, Dream, Candle, Bienville, and Desert.

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