To the world, Best
Lightburn is a talented writer rising up the masthead at international style
, girlfriend of a gorgeous up-and-coming actor,
and friend to New York City’s fabulous. Then there’s the other Best, the one
who has chosen to recast herself as an only child rather than confront the
Ten years ago, on Christmas Eve, Best and her two
older brothers took a shortcut over a frozen lake. When the ice cracked, all
three went in. Only Best came out. People said she was lucky, but that kind of
luck is nothing but a burden. Because Best knows what she had to do to survive.
And after years of covering up the past, her guilt is detonating through every
facet of her seemingly charmed life. It’s all unraveling so fast: her new boss
is undermining and deceitful, her boyfriend is recovering from a breakdown, and
a recent investigative story has led to a secret affair with the magazine’s
Best is quick-witted and headstrong, but how do
you find a way to happiness when you’re sure you haven’t earned it—or embrace a
future you feel you don’t deserve? Evocative and emotional, The Thunder Beneath Us is a gripping novel about learning to carry loss without
breaking, and to heal and forgive—not least of all, ourselves.
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Guest Post & Excerpt
Nicole Blades is a novelist and journalist who has been putting her stories on paper since the third grade. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, by Caribbean parents, Nicole moved to New York City and launched her journalism career working atEssence magazine. She later co-founded the online magazine SheNetworks, and worked as an editor at ESPN and Women’s Health.
Now a freelance writer, her features and essays have appeared inMORE magazine, Cosmopolitan, NYTimes.com, WashingtonPost.com, MarieClaire.com, BuzzFeed, SELF, and BlogHer. Nicole has been a speaker and panelist at BlogHer and MA Conference for Women. She also created Ms. Mary Mack, a blog that aims to bring compassion and common sense back to parenthood.
Nicole lives in Connecticut with her husband and their son.
About the Book
Ciara Kelly returns in M.C. Domovitch’s latest must-read thriller. When teenage girls start disappearing in one of Manhattan’s most affluent neighborhood, Ciara cannot help but feel drawn to the case, especially that the details are so similar to those of her own kidnapping of a few years earlier. When Detective Nanos asks her to see the body of the latest victim and give her impressions, word gets out that Ciara is cooperating with the police. Suddenly, the killer’s focus is on her.
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Monique Domovitch lives with her physician husband and their two dogs. They divide their time between their farm on the west coast, their home in Toronto and the Florida Keys. She started writing later in life, after retiring from her television career, “proving that one is never too late to follow one’s dreams,” as she points out. When she is not writing or traveling, she is an avid redecorator. Which might explain why we move so much,” she says, laughing. “Once a house has been re and re-done, it’s time to move on.” Monique is working on her ninth book, a sequel to Scar Tissue, tentatively titled Seeing Evil.
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Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Manhattan upper-cruster Cecily Sinclair now uses that pricey utensil to dish up fancy French fare on her cooking show, Serving Romance. When there’s an executive shake-up at the network, she’s not worried. Not much anyway. Her show’s a hit after all. Why would the new CEO want to mess with success?
The driving force behind several buzzed-about networks, Devlin Hayes is considered to be a wunderkind in the television industry. Although his plans to rebrand CuisineTV and make Serving Romance more Millennial-friendly don’t thrill Cecily, her charming, blue-eyed boss is a hard man to say “no” to and she really wants to keep her job—even if that means sharing screen time with a loathsome blast from her past.
Mercurial Italian chef Dante Marchetti a.k.a. “Il Duce” was once Cecily’s boss, and she has the PTSD to prove it. Now the owner of one of the hottest restaurants in town, Dante’s egomania knows no bounds and his constant attempts to provoke and upstage Cecily make her want to conk him on the head with a sauté pan. She thinks they’re toxic together, but viewers love their chemistry and clamor for more.
As Cecily battles to maintain the integrity of her show, she finds herself scheming and manipulating right along with Dante and Devlin. Is she fighting a lost cause? Does she really belong on TV, or would her culinary talent be better served elsewhere? And could one of the men who makes Cecily’s blood boil ignite a passion in her for something other than food?
I am a huge fan of Tracie Banister, and this book immediately caught my attention. Cute title, cute cover, and great synopsis. – it was all there for me. And, I happen to be a foodie fiction lover, so mix in hearty descriptions of French and Italian dishes, and I happily read my way through this one. There were plenty of laugh out loud moments, intriguing reality TV scenes, and mixed all together it left me one happy chick lit reader.
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