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About Maggie Jane Schuler

Nerdy Novelist

Hush—The Truth of All Injustice…

Orion Darby thought of herself as one lucky girl until that fateful day when her innocence proved to be her downfall. Maddox knew in his heart that the community’s lack of interest in the poor girl’s disappearance was more than a trailer park run away, Fate brought them back together, but the sparkle that once lit up Orion had faded and the darkness of her tragedy wore heavy on her soul.

Anne Malcolm and BT Urruela unravel the sick underworld of sex trafficking. However, their approach to the subject diverges from the usual victim and assailant trope. The third-person limited, and times almost a hint of omniscient point of view, allows for the reader to experience the disconnect Orion has with her abuse during childhood and in captivity, It’s a unique perspective which certainly proved to be a winner in taking the author’s craft of tone and delivering the proper mood. The selection of Orion as a name is brilliant. It strengthens characterization and builds the resilience needed to cope with such a tragedy. Malcolm and Urruela bring a richness to the psychological damage not recognized by most in the face of the deepest scars left behind from those captured and toyed within the sex trafficking world. While Orion represents the wisdom learned through the eyes of a victim, Maddox juxtaposes her to the true north of justice. The brilliance of the work exists in the paradox which unfolds between the hunter and the prey.

This was not my first experience reading BT Urruela, but I am pleasantly thrilled to have a new author to read in Anne Malcolm. This is a thriller you’ll want to pick up!

BLURB:

They were taken.
Off the street. From parking lots. Malls. Playgrounds.
Snatched from life and thrust into hell.
They took Orion Darby on a perfect summer day, while she could still taste her first kiss on her lips.
She joined the others with chains on their ankles and scars on their souls.
They turned into nothing more than statistics. Cold cases. Lost girls.
Years passed and the world forgot.

Until the day they escaped.

This is not about their captivity.
This is about their struggle to return to a life that’s passed them by.
This was the real world.
But for Orion, this was hell.
You see… freedom isn’t enough.
She needs blood.

Hush

by BT Urruela and Anne Malcom

Coming August 11th. ⁣

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The Curse of the Dry Vagina is Only The Threshold To More.

When this title landed in my lap I never expected it to wow me with a yearning for more. When this title landed in my lap, I never expected it to wow me with a yearning for more. Zane and Jenna Michaelson hit all the big topics of modern-day and use menopause as the binding factor. They find a way to make two unlikely souls to develop a friendship with a depth in the knowledge that one cannot judge a book by its cover. The world is ever-changing and opening the door to invite new people inside can be difficult as people age. Through the brazen and often not so PC Donna-Marie readers are invited into a world of wonderful characters. Some of them might be considered misfits in different social circles. However, Donna-Marie serves as the shaman and Michelle finds herself opening her heart and soul to a whole new world. One she recently found herself only focusing on the side effects of growing older. The journey Michelle embarks on truly captures the essence of what it means to embrace life after fifty. The Michaelson’s produced one of the most enjoyable reads of the year. A beautiful work with healthy themes and more laughs than one could hope for between the covers.

***My mother, who is 77, enjoyed every word of this work as well!

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Blurb:

For men, their advancing years can mean many things–eyebrows that grow together, an ever-expanding waistline, thinning hair, or worst of all, a low hanging scrotum.


For women, their advancing years can mean only one thing–the curse of dry vagina.


Affluent beauty salon owner, Michelle Cooper-Brown is suffering such symptoms and declaring enough is enough, she makes an appointment to visit her GP desperate for help.

In the waiting room, she meets down-trodden, loudmouthed, cleaning lady, Donna-Marie Clark, who understands the symptoms of menopause only too well.


A clash of worlds follows their initial meeting with the refined and lady-like Michelle horrified by Donna-Marie’s foul mouth and over-bearing personality.


Eventually, Michelle discovers in Donna-Marie a kindred spirit–that rare person who can smile through adversity and find joy even in the darkest of times.


A friendship blossoms between both ladies; one that opens new possibilities to the humdrum life both have settled for.

Through the itches and scratches of dry vagina, join Michelle and Donna-Marie as they navigate the trials and tribulations of the menopause.

A Song for A New Day is a must read!

Where do start when the present world is written between the covers of a newfound author. A Song for Anew Day exemplifies a paradox of modern-day society without knowing it would be so true in such a short period of time from its release. Sarah Pinsker tells of a world in a unique set of first-person before POV and after third-person POV. The unique perspectives allow Luce Cannon and Rosemary Laws (the names an Irony of beauty in terms of the characterization and sub-themes) to represent the larger picture of the views of the world. The message is clear that a song for a new day is needed when the world takes to one extreme or another and free will is taken off the table. A Song for a New Day is a must read!

BLURB:

In the Before, when the government didn’t prohibit large public gatherings, Luce Cannon was on top of the world. One of her songs had just taken off and she was on her way to becoming a star. Now, in the After, terror attacks and deadly viruses have led the government to ban concerts, and Luce’s connection to the world–her music, her purpose—is closed off forever. She does what she has to do: she performs in illegal concerts to a small but passionate community, always evading the law.

Rosemary Laws barely remembers the Before times. She spends her days in Hoodspace, helping customers order all of their goods online for drone delivery—no physical contact with humans needed. By lucky chance, she finds a new job and a new calling: discover amazing musicians and bring their concerts to everyone via virtual reality. The only catch is that she’ll have to do something she’s never done before and go out in public. Find the illegal concerts and bring musicians into the limelight they deserve. But when she sees how the world could actually be, that won’t be enough.

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The Hunter Hits the Mark!

LJ Shen created an epic sleight of hand with Hunter and Sailor. On the surface, Hunter Fitzpatrick plays the trust fund playboy all too well. Rich tastes, endless parties, and plenty of girls at his disposal. His character exemplifies the trope. To Shen’s gift as an author, she stops the traditional playboy trope within a few chapters as she introduces Sailor Brennan as a Red Herring for a juxtaposed character. In Shen’s cleverness, she pulls out all the stops and turns Hunter and Sailor from juxtaposed protagonist/antagonist into parallel characters. They require the right shift in the universe to cause a collision for these two characters to recognize their worlds mirror one another far more than they’d like to think. Shen leaves no room for error and successfully executes a jaw-dropping, hot, sexy, hit sure to give you the entire array of emotions and leave you breathless in the end of the journey.

Blurb:

Hunter
I didn’t mean to star in a sex tape, okay?
It was just one of those unexplainable things. Like Stonehenge, Police Academy 2, and morning glory clouds.
It just happened.
Now my ball-busting father is sentencing me to six months of celibacy, sobriety, and morbid boredom under the roof of Boston’s nerdiest girl alive, Sailor Brennan.
The virginal archer is supposed to babysit my ass while I learn to take my place in Royal Pipelines, my family’s oil company.
Little does she know, that’s not the only pipe I’ll be laying…

Sailor
I didn’t want this gig, okay?
But the deal was too sweet to walk away from.
I needed the public endorsement; Hunter needed a nanny.
Besides, what’s six months in the grand scheme of things?
It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with the appallingly gorgeous, charismatic gazillionaire who happens to be one of Boston’s most eligible bachelors.
No. I will remain immune to Hunter Fitzpatrick’s charm.
Even at the cost of losing everything I have.
Even at the cost of burning down his kingdom.

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Creation

Blurb:

Auden Devlin intrigued Mia. For nine long months, she tiptoed around the indoor pool at her workplace, never getting close to him, or the water. Her love of music and career as a physical therapist always came first—no time for any distractions. Finding him painting a mural on the empty wall of her therapy space, twisted her in places she thought closed off for years.

Mia Aldrich filled him with wonder; something he lost several years ago when his dreams of being an Olympic hopeful collapsed in a heap of twisted metal. Colors surrounded her like prisms in a kaleidoscope, triggering his desire to paint and possess her beauty. His Pisces nature pulled him toward her like gravity to the earth. His visions of her captured on canvas, and all he imagined halts when her fear collides with his passion.

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Arrogant Playboy: Donovan Hits All the Feels!

Sloane Howell and Alex Wolf dig deep in the depths of family dynamics as they explore the Collins brothers’ unique relationship through the eyes of the baby of the family. The confident and cocky Donovan Collins carries himself with the typical sexy suit attitude of his brothers, but he hides a secret that rests uneasily in his inner core.

The smart and competitive Paisley Williams enters The Hunter Group and sets Donovan into a tailspin. His nemesis from law school, hired by his brothers, sets a new set of rules into play. A chess game that Donovan refuses to lose and Paisley appears to be one move ahead of him.

Howell and Wolf develop both Paisley and Donovan in a unique manner. The cat and dog disdain toward one another, coupled with one another’s inner insecurities, slowly burns within them both. The beautiful nature and care Howell and Wolf took to develop two confident successful lawyers on the outside and then exposing their innermost vulnerabilities were done with grace and a build-up which keep s the reader yearning for more. What matters most is they used the duo to show how not all successful people internally grapple with the same confidence they wear as armor in the outside. These vulnerabilities are real, raw, and rue deep within, eating away at each one in a paralyzing emotional disconnect from finding their own inner peace. Donovan and Paisley won over my heart, and Howell and Wolf should be commended on a read well done!

𝗔𝗥𝗥𝗢𝗚𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗬𝗕𝗢𝗬 𝗯𝘆 Sloane Howell & Alex Wolf
Release Date: March 20th
Genre: Second chance/office romance

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𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗯:
Second chances require huge screw-ups.

The last thing Donavan Collins expected to see when he walked in the office was Paisley Williams.
She was the only person to graduate ahead of him at Columbia. The one woman who could give it back better than he could dish it out.
She was also the biggest regret of his life. What he did to her was unforgivable.
Now, she’s back in Chicago, working at his firm.
When old feelings interfere, stakes get raised, and secrets are revealed…

Will they have a shot at making it the second time around? Or are they more doomed than the first?

Mitchell Summers Debut Novella

Mitchell Summers writes from the heart of current issues. He deploys a sense of depth rarely seen in a new author, and it is refreshing to see the dynamic plot unfold in his debut. I have had the privilege of sitting in his corner while he flexed his wings and worked on his craft. It has been a pleasure to watch him grow and morph from a young man with a wide range of characters bubbling in his head into a focused author.

Metamorphosis is just the beginning for this author, and I am excited for everyone to grab a copy hot off the press when it rolls out April 1, 2020. It is with great pleasure, I recommend this new work to everyone.

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Blurb:

Rich and handsome playboy, Valentino Velasquez holds the world in his hands.

He plays with the best; fast cars, faster women, designer clothes, jewellery, expensive holidays around the world—all courtesies attributed to his trust fund and family fortune.

Valentino’s silver spoon life appears glorious on the outside, but he lacks the one thing he finds unattainable—true love.
Bianca Knowles hits the trendy hot spots in search of fun, flirting, and fantasy.

Her world is turned upside down when she enters into an agreement with Valentino.

On the surface the signed dotted line satisfies her requirements, but what she doesn’t count on is his genuine care for her and the longing for something more in the often fickle and superficial world he inhabits.

She’s not a trickster, but a secret she holds may be one too weighted to grow the feelings she and Valentino unexpectedly develop.

Angry God Hits a New Level for Shen

There comes a time when you think LJ Shen couldn’t create the anti-hero anymore messed up than the last. Fortunately for Shen, she goes to those places where the heart hurts and the revenge justifies the means. Shen molds the best of love and hate in Vaughn and Lenora…the juxtaposition and motif swirling around their dance is perfection! Then she adds the right amount of justifying a means to an end with Vicious and Emilia, bringing Angry God full circle. Every time I read a work from Shen it takes me weeks to process all the richness of the evils she rights, but she remains the queen of the anti-hero. In Vaughn Spencer and Lenora Astalis, she created a masterpiece of understanding why Angry God acknowledges the need for vigilantes to uphold the moral and ethical rights. Sometimes the law doesn’t serve justice.

Blurb:

Vaughn Spencer.
They call him an angry god.
To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.
His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.
All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.
Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.
I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.
But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.
A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.
They say this place is haunted, and it is.
Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.
Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.

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Calculation is live!

☆~♒︎~☆Live☆Now☆~♒︎~☆

Calculation
Written in the Stars: Novella Two
By Maggie Jane Schuler and Morgan Heyward

♒︎~★ Blurb ★~♒︎

Caelum Ranald ran his love life like fire-ground tactics: pull a line, extinguish the flames, and move out. No rekindles.

His calculations were off the night he met Mina. She gave him exactly what he desired but left him begging for more—not the usual deal for this level-headed Aquarius.

Ximena De Luca craved independence. She made sure everything in her world brought her goals to the surface. What she miscalculated in her plan was meeting a man who would change her life forever.

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Zane Michaelson’s Selling my Soul Series Continues

Tyson Reese and Zara Mulaney move toward ending the reign of the evils of Lena Aarden. But of course, as all powerful leaders of the underworld know, you must be one step ahead of your lawful counterparts.

Zane Michaelson takes Selling my Soul to new heights in this powerful series. He never leaves one stone unturned, but also infuses the element of surprise and sacrifice by all. He slowly chips away at the bad guy and never makes it easy for the good ones. All in good time Michaelson fleshes out the evils and continues to prove being good is worth all the pain to get there.

Payback Is a Bitch’
Selling My Soul – Part Five
by Zane Michaelson

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Blurb;
On what could be the road to her own demise, Zara Mulaney allies herself with friends old and new, bonded with one outcome in mind–the collapse of the Aarden empire.

But Lena Aarden isn’t to be underestimated, and when backed into a corner, is vicious, calculating and unforgiving.

Who will emerge victorious in this climactic, penultimate instalment of the acclaimed ‘Selling my Soul’?

– Payback is a bitch, and Zara Mulaney could be the bitch that will deliver it.