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A.B. Shepherd

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"Never stop dreaming or reading." - A.B. Shepherd

A.B. Shepherd grew up in Lansing, Michigan, but moved to Australia once her children had grown and empty nest syndrome set in.

She now lives in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, with her husband and their imaginary friends.

She loves living near the Southern Ocean and often finds it inspiring. She can usually be found seaside at Port MacDonnell, or lost in a fantasy world.

Lifeboat is her debut novel - a science-fiction/suspense tale. Her second book, The Beacon is a psychological thriller, novella.

If you’d like to learn more about A.B. Shepherd please visit her website at: http://abshepherd.net

A.B. loves to hear from readers. Feel free to email her at TheRealABShepherd@hotmail.com

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A.B. Shepherd Okay, I will guiltily admit that I have had two books in progress for quite some time now.

One is the sequel to Lifeboat. It is titled Rise of the…more
Okay, I will guiltily admit that I have had two books in progress for quite some time now.

One is the sequel to Lifeboat. It is titled Rise of the Mockling.

And the other is a psychological thriller called 3B.

However, I have very recently been grabbed by a new book that is pulling my mind away from everything else. I'm outlining it now and I can't stop thinking about it, which is an odd thing for me because I've always been primarily a pantser.

I don't have a title for it yet, but it is looking to be a dystopian, urban fantasy type adventure with a truly kick ass, yet vulnerable, heroine that I am in love with.

I'm using the working title of Piper for it and I hope to complete my first draft in the month of November 2014.

And as soon as any of these three new books is ready I will be sure to let you know. :)(less)
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K.B. Hoyle is a fantastic author. I adored her Gateway Chronicles fantasy series geared toward young adults, and I also loved her first foray into the New Adult genre titled Breeder. You can take a look back at my review of Breeder here

I was recently blessed with an advanced review copy of Breeder's sequel, Criminal, in exchange for a fair and honest review. Criminal picks up right where Bre... Read more of this blog post »
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Enjoyable alien abduction/alien invasion story with the whole who can you believe/trust bit mixed in. Imaginative and well written.
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I had a difficult time getting into this book. Mostly because not one character in the story has any likability. I prefer if I can actually relate to the protagonist, yet there's really no protagonist here.

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I really enjoyed this series. As soon as I finished each book I started the next. Mystery, military type operatives, paranormal and remote viewing. Add in a little romance and you've got the full package.

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“...I’m tired of everyone looking at me with pity in their eyes. I’m tired of feeling like my heart is being ripped out of my chest every damned day. I’m tired of waking up in the morning, and then remembering...”
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“I no longer knew what was real and what wasn’t. The lines between reality and delusion had become so blurred.”
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“In a spirit of hope and new beginnings, we linked arms like a couple of kids. Pushing aside sad thoughts, we strode off into our future.”
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Jill Thanks for your friendship here on Goodreads, Cheryl. I look forward to reading your updates. Cheers Jill

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Karen Tyrrell Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for supporting my gutsy memoir, Me and Her.
Good luck in the Giveaway.
Karen :)

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