Julie Compton was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, the setting for her 2008 debut novel, the legal thriller Tell No Lies, which tops today’s Buffet. She was the youngest of six children and was the only girl, and perhaps that’s why most of what she writes is from the male point of view.

julieJulie forged a career as a bankruptcy attorney before turning to fiction writing when she took time off from work to stay home with her two young daughters. She now writes full-time from her home near Orlando, Florida.

Her most recent work is Keep No Secrets, the sequel to Tell No Lies, and you can read the first chapter at Julie’s website.

If Tell No Lies is made into a movie, Julie would like to see these actors in the cast: Bradley Cooper, Kate Winslet, Freida Pinto, and Tommy Lee Jones.

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Tell No Lies

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Legal
Author: Julie Compton

Tell No Lies

Idealistic St. Louis prosecutor Jack Hilliard appears to have it all: intelligence, good looks, a great job, and a solid marriage with his wife, Claire. But he finds himself at a crossroads when, on the same night his boss announces his resignation as DA, his simmering flirtation with his mysterious lawyer friend Jenny bubbles to the surface.

Jack soon learns how easy it is to compromise his values and comfortable life for ambition and desire. Despite Claire’s counsel to stand by his beliefs, Jack misrepresents his position on the death penalty to secure the top spot at the District Attorney’s office. As the pressures of the campaign mount, he struggles to deny his growing obsession with Jenny, who supports his ambitions at whatever cost. When Jenny becomes the main suspect in a shocking murder, and Jack is the only one who can prove her innocence, he faces an excruciating choice: save Jenny by speaking out, or save his marriage and career by remaining silent.


Nimpentoad

Children’s Books > Fantasy & Magic
Author: Josh Herz, Henry Herz, Harrison Herz, Sean Eddingfield
Nimpentoad

A charming fantasy tale of the courageous and resourceful little Nimpentoad, who leads his tribe of Niblings through the perilous Grunwald forest, overcoming obstacles and encountering strange creatures along the way. Kids enjoy the adventure and amazing illustrations. Parents appreciate a story that discourages bullying, and emphasizes teamwork, creativity, and leadership.

Nate Rocks the World

Children’s Books > Humor
Author: Karen Pokras Toz
Nate Rocks the World

Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous — what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth-grader appears to be completely doomed. Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things.

DRACULAS (A Novel of Terror)

Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult
Author: Jeff Strand, F. Paul Wilson
DRACULAS (A Novel of Terror)

Mortimer Moorecook, retired Wall Street raider, avid collector, is losing his fight against cancer. With weeks to live, a package arrives at the door of his hillside mansion—an artifact he paid millions for…a hominoid skull with elongated teeth, discovered in a farmer’s field in the Romanian countryside. With Shanna, his beautiful research assistant looking on, he sinks the skull’s razor sharp fangs into his neck, and immediately goes into convulsions.

The Good Daughter: A Mafia Story

Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Diana Layne
The Good Daughter: A Mafia Story (Vista Security Origins)

Most good daughters would say they owe their fathers everything. Marisa Peruzzo, Mafia princess, would. She owed him for killing her fiancé.

She owed him for destroying her mother. She owed him for chaining her to the ‘family business.’ And she owed him for taking away her lifelong friend.

Payback’s a bitch.

The Other Baby Book: A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year

Women’s Health > Pregnancy & Childbirth
Author: Miriam J. Katz
The Other Baby Book: A Natural Approach to Baby's First Year

Guides new and expecting mamas on a journey past “shoulds” and “musts,” back to the heart of true joy and connection. In this well-researched, yet conversational guide to baby’s first year, Massaro and Katz throw off the shackles of profit-driven companies and popular yet potentially harmful baby-rearing practices. Instead, they offer moms simple, frugal, and profound ways to support the mother-baby relationship.This practical and accessible guide offers…

  • Compelling research to support a healthy lifestyle for the whole family
  • Timeless traditions to nurture close mother-baby bonds
  • Cutting edge commentaries by leading practitioners in each field
  • Encouraging stories from moms living out these practices

Me Again

Contemporary Fiction
Author: Keith Cronin
Me Again

Miracles can be damned inconvenient. That’s what thirty-four-year-old stroke victim Jonathan Hooper learns when he wakes up after spending six years in a coma. Everyone calls Jonathan’s recovery a “miracle,” but since nobody had expected him to recover, his sudden awakening becomes an awkward intrusion on the lives of his family and friends. To make matters worse, Jonathan doesn’t even recognize these people. The stroke has wiped away most of Jonathan’s memory, while the coma has withered his body. In short, Jonathan’s not the man he used to be – whoever that was.

The only bright spot for Jonathan is Rebecca Chase, a young woman he meets in the hospital’s long-term recovery unit. A stroke has drastically changed her personality, making her a stranger to her husband. Gone is the vivacious trophy wife, replaced by a shy, awkward woman with a knack for saying exactly the wrong thing.

They don’t fit in. And they’ll never be the same. But now they’ve got to decide what matters most: who they were, or who they can become?

INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders

Genre Fiction > Family Saga
Author: L. Leander
INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders (Inzared (Book One))

Bertha Maude Anderson lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina in the year 1843. Her world changes forever when she is enticed to join The Romanoff Brothers Circus and her name is changed to Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders.

Inzared discovers her true calling while learning to live with the nomadic Gypsies. From the hatred shown by some of the performers to the love she finds along the way, Inzared finds herself immersed in the rich folklore and customs of the misunderstood people who call the circus their home. Her one constant is Cecil, the elephant, and together they form a bond that no one can break as Inzared finds herself lured into the world of the Gypsies while clinging to her own roots and trying to break free of the chains that keep her from her destiny.

The Time Hunters

Children’s Books > Action & Adventure
Author: Carl Ashmore
The Time Hunters (Book 1 of the acclaimed series for children of all ages)

Becky is a typical thirteen year old girl. She likes Facebook, gossiping and plenty of sleep. So when she and her brother, Joe, are invited to stay with their ‘loony’ Uncle Percy at his stately home, she thinks it’ll be the worst summer ever. What she doesn’t realise is that Bowen Hall is also home to a baby Triceratops, two Sabre-tooth tigers and the mythic hero, Will Scarlet…

Always You

Teens > Romance
Author: Kirsty Moseley
Always You

Riley Tanner has a best friend, the best friend a girl could ask for. He’s supportive, loyal, honest, trustworthy, kind, and thoughtful. He’s also the biggest player in school.

Their relationship has always been easy and affectionate, but after Riley’s month long vacation, things become a little strange. She starts to look at him in ways that go way beyond the ‘friend zone’. Add in her best friend’s rival, and things become a whole lot more complicated.

Reckless Magic

Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic
Author: Rachel Higginson
Reckless Magic (The Star-Crossed Series, Book 1)

Sixteen-year-old Eden Matthews has been in and out of private schools for the last two years. She can’t seem to stop herself from closing them down. Kingsley is her last chance to finish high school and the last private school willing to accept her.

She is focused on just getting through graduation until she realizes Kingsley is not like the other private schools she’s been to. The students may be different, but so is she. And after meeting Kiran Kendrick, the boy who won’t leave her alone and seems to be the source of all her problems, she is suddenly in a world that feels more make-believe than reality.

To top it off, she is being hunted by men who want to kill Kiran and her best friend Lilly is taken away to a foreign prison.

The In Between (The In Between #1)

Teens > Mysteries & Thrillers
Author: Catherine Converse
The In Between (The In Between #1) (The In Between Series)

Two girls with opposing backgrounds join a secret intelligence agency located deep in the earth, where their psychic dreams are used to prevent murder. As the girls form a unique friendship, they begin to dream about the same serial case, triggering a chaos that spirals through the agency tunnels, and proves the lives they need to save are their own.

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