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Critic and TV personality Gwen Reyes sits down with writers, filmmakers, and friends to talk pop-culture, creating stories, and what guests are watching, reading, and listening to.

The Fresh Fiction Podcast Gwen Reyes

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Critic and TV personality Gwen Reyes sits down with writers, filmmakers, and friends to talk pop-culture, creating stories, and what guests are watching, reading, and listening to.

    Special TV Episode: Talking 'The Fix' with Kayla Cobb

    Special TV Episode: Talking 'The Fix' with Kayla Cobb

    Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. Today's very special episode is a throw back from my February trip to Pasadena, CA for the winter leg of the Television Critics Association press tour. My guest, Kayla Cobb, is a TV critic for decider.com and she chatted with me about the new Marcia Clarke-created ABC drama THE FIX, Theranos/Elizabeth Holmes drama, and what you should check out on Netflix this weekend.
     
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    If you love what you hear there are a few ways you can help us during season two. First, don’t forget to subscribe to the Fresh Fiction Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher – or any of your favorite podcast apps. Rating, reviewing, and sharing the podcast with your friends helps us out more than you know. Sharing is caring, as they say.
     
    You can find me on Twitter and instagram as @reelvixen.
     
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    • 31 min
    Ronie Kendig ends 'TOX Files' series with 'Thirst of Steel'

    Ronie Kendig ends 'TOX Files' series with 'Thirst of Steel'

    The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL BOOKS and BETHANY HOUSE, publishers of THIRST OF STEEL by RONIE KENDIG.
     
    Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. Today I'm joined by THIRST OF STEEL author Ronie Kendig. This book finishes out her TOX series, which takes works like Dan Brown's novels and adds a military suspense edge. She also recommended a few excellent books to add to your TBR.
     
    If you love what you hear there are a few ways you can help us during season two. First, don’t forget to subscribe to the Fresh Fiction Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher – or any of your favorite podcast apps. Rating, reviewing, and sharing the podcast with your friends helps us out more than you know. Sharing is caring, as they say.
     
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    THIRST OF STEEL by Ronie Kendig
     
    TOX Files #3

    Dismantled centuries ago, the sword of Goliath is still rumored to thirst for its enemies' blood. Cole "Tox" Russell only wants to begin his life with Haven Cortes, but he must first complete a final mission: retrieve that sword and destroy the deadly Arrow & Flame Order.
     
    The AFO, however, is determined to claim the sword. Wielding their father's life over Tzivia and Ram Khalon, they threaten to expose Ram's long-held and dangerous secret while demanding Tzivia locate the sword. With the Wraith team slowly being torn apart, things only worsen when Mercy Maddox, a new operative, emerges with the stunning news that the sword is tied to both Ram's secret and a string of unsolved serial murders.
     
    Tox, Ram, and the others are forced to set aside fear and anger to focus only on the enemy. No matter the cost, Wraith must stop or take the enemy down with them.
     
    Thriller Crime | Inspirational Mystery | Suspense [Bethany House Publishers, On Sale: July 31, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780764217678 / eISBN: 9781493414758]
    Everyone has a secret!

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    • 18 min
    Roseanna M. White Discusses 'An Hour Unspent'

    Roseanna M. White Discusses 'An Hour Unspent'

    The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL BOOKS and BETHANY HOUSE, publishers of AN HOUR UNSPENT by ROSEANNA M. WHITE.
     
    Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. Today I’m thrilled to chat with Roseanna M. White about her new book. AN HOUR UNSPENT plunges readers into England in 1915 as former thief Barclay Pearce tries to redeem himself to society while falling for the woman who he saved from a mugging. 
     
    If you love what you hear there are a few ways you can help us during season two. First, don’t forget to subscribe to the Fresh Fiction Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher – or any of your favorite podcast apps. Rating, reviewing, and sharing the podcast with your friends helps us out more than you know. Sharing is caring, as they say.
     
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    AN HOUR UNSPENT by Roseanna M. White
     
    Shadows Over England #3

    Once London's top thief, Barclay Pearce has turned his back on his life of crime and now uses his skills for a nation at war. But not until he rescues a clockmaker's daughter from a mugging does he begin to wonder what his future might hold.
     
    Evelina Manning has constantly fought for independence, but she certainly never meant for it to inspire her fiancé to end the engagement and enlist in the army. When the intriguing man who saved her returns to the Manning residence to study clockwork repair with her father, she can't help being interested. But she soon learns that nothing with Barclay Pearce is as simple as it seems.
     
    As 1915 England plunges ever deeper into war, the work of an ingenious clockmaker may give England an unbeatable military edge--and Germany realizes it as well. Evelina's father soon finds his whole family in danger--and it may just take a reformed thief to steal the time they need to escape.
     
    Inspirational Historical | Mystery Historical [Bethany House, On Sale: September 4, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780764219283 / eISBN: 9781493412440]
     
    Wartime: when the clock ticks but no bell tolls...

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    • 15 min
    Finding balance and suspense with Lisa Harris

    Finding balance and suspense with Lisa Harris

    The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL BOOKS and BETHANY HOUSE, publishers of A SECRET TO DIE FOR by LISA HARRIS.
     
    If you love what you hear there are a few ways you can help us during season two. First, don’t forget to subscribe to the Fresh Fiction Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher – or any of your favorite podcast apps. Rating, reviewing, and sharing the podcast with your friends helps us out more than you know. Sharing is caring, as they say.
     
     
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    A SECRET TO DIE FOR by Lisa Harris
     

    Psychologist Grace Callahan has no idea that she has a secret--one worth killing for. But when she finds out one of her clients has been murdered, she quickly realizes that the computer security specialist wasn't simply suffering from paranoia.
     
    Detective Nate Quinn has just been cleared for active duty after a bombing killed eighteen people, including his partner, and left him dealing with PTSD. His first case back on the job involves the murder of Stephen Shaw, and his only lead turns out to be an old friend, Grace Callahan--and her life is in grave danger. Someone believes Shaw gave his psychologist information before he died. Information they are willing to kill for.
     
    With her signature pulse-pounding suspense, Lisa Harris takes readers deep into the heart of fear in this race against the clock.
     
    Inspirational Mystery | Romance Suspense [Revell, On Sale: September 18, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780800729158 / eISBN: 9781493415144]
     

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    • 14 min
    Kay Hooper digs into her three decade long career and the "Bishop" series

    Kay Hooper digs into her three decade long career and the "Bishop" series

    Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. I’m your host, Gwen Reyes, and I’m feeling a little psychic energy today. My guest is the incomparable Kay Hooper, author of the BISHOP FILES series. The newest book, FINAL SHADOWS, finishes out the series as out with a bang. Set against the backdrop of a “desperate underground war,” FINAL SHADOWS asks how far would you go to keep your secrets hidden.
     
    I’d like to welcome Kay Hooper to the podcast.
     
    If you love what you hear there are a few ways you can help us during season two. First, don’t forget to subscribe to the Fresh Fiction Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher – or any of your favorite podcast apps. Rating, reviewing, and sharing the podcast with your friends helps us out more than you know. Sharing is caring, as they say.
     
    You can find me on Twitter and instagram as @reelvixen.
     
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    FINAL SHADOWS by Kay Hooper
     
    Bishop Files

    A desperate underground war with the survival of millions at stake looms in the electrifying conclusion of the New York Times bestselling Bishop Files Trilogy.
    Tasha Solomon's world turned upside-down when the psychic abilities she had tried so hard to live with in secret suddenly made her a target stalked by unseen enemies.
    John Brodie is by nature, by training, and by instinct a Guardian. He is a member of an intricate and secretive network of individuals who have devoted their lives to the deadly struggle of saving psychics in danger of being taken or being killed. It is a war very few other people even know exists, and yet its tentacles stretch deeply and dangerously into every aspect of society.
    Tasha has abilities not even she is aware of, abilities that the other side would give virtually all they possess to destroy. And if being hunted like an animal were not bad enough she has to learn how to become a warrior in a battle she did not choose, to save people she does not know, and possibly even the very world around her.
    If John Brodie can keep her alive long enough.
     
    Thriller Paranormal - Supernatural | Romance Paranormal | Romance Suspense [Berkley, On Sale: December 31, 2018, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780515153354 / eISBN: 9781101589816]
     
    Fascinating, out of this world, finale
    A Captivating and Shocking Conclusion to the Bishop Files Trilogy
    A stunning thriller -- can the war on psychics be won?

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    • 40 min
    Keeping secrets with DIRTY LITTLE SECRET author Jennifer Ryan

    Keeping secrets with DIRTY LITTLE SECRET author Jennifer Ryan

    Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast. I’m your host, Gwen Reyes. How often do you fall in love with your coworkers? For many of us, the answer is likely, “ew, never,” but author Jennifer Ryan’s newest book, DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, brings together two people — a cowboy and a modern lady — who are forced to work together while trying to deny the growing attraction between them. Throw in a ranch and a brothel and you have the makings of a fun romance. Jennifer Ryan is here to talk about DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, her career, and what she’s watching, reading, and listening to.
     
    If you love what you hear there are a few ways you can help us during season two. First, don’t forget to subscribe to the Fresh Fiction Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher – or any of your favorite podcast apps. Rating, reviewing, and sharing the podcast with your friends helps us out more than you know. Sharing is caring, as they say.
     
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    DIRTY LITTLE SECRET by Jennifer Ryan
     
    Wild Rose Ranch

    Meet the women from Wild Rose Ranch—and the men who want them—in New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Ryan’s breathtaking series of romance and scandal . . .
     
    Noah Cordero is a modern-day cowboy who loves three things: ranching, his younger sister, and his step-father. John Cordero groomed Noah to take over the Montana spread where he learned to ride and work the land. But when John unexpectedly dies, he leaves half the ranch to a woman Noah doesn’t even know.
     
    Roxy shares Noah’s last name, but not his blood. Estranged from her father, haunted by regrets, and eager to escape her notorious mother’s past, she is forced to fulfill her father’s last wishes. Inheriting means sharing a home with infuriating, challenging, and oh-so-tempting Noah. But John didn’t just make her owner of his ranch and guardian to her sister, his hidden sideline is her worst nightmare—she’s the new owner of the notorious Nevada brothel called Wild Rose Ranch where she grew up.
     
    As their strictly business relationship starts to turn to true love, Roxy begins to wonder, what will happen when Noah discovers her dirty little secret?
     
    Romance Contemporary | Romance Western [Avon, On Sale: December 18, 2018, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780062645319 / eISBN: 9780062645326]
     
    A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET is revealed

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    • 30 min

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