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Meet & Mingle: M.M Burke, P.J. O’Dwyer and L.R. Trovillion

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Pkwy Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)
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Join us as we welcome M.M Burke, P.J. O’Dwyer and L.R. Trovillion to Bethany Beach Books on Tuesday, August 13th at 7:00pm!

M.M. Burke

It's the first week of middle school, and a stupid runny nose crushes Matthew's hope for ever fitting in. The lacrosse jocks think it's their job to make his life miserable. Then his parents take off half way around the world and after only a few days, the nanny hired to look after him disappears. Way too scared to stay home alone, he's got to find a place to spend the night before it gets dark . . . but where? And how can he prepare on his own for that horrible academic competition that's been won by generations of Matthew's family. His father is forcing him to compete - and expects him to win. But Matthew isn't motivated . . . until he hides in the gym and meets an unlikely mentor. Then things get interesting.

A suspenseful and touching story about learning to rely on yourself and face up to bullies, 'Gymrat' leaves middle schoolers struggling with issues surrounding bullying satisfied, vindicated and hopeful.


P.J. O’Dwyer

Award-winning Romantic Suspense Series

Satin and Steel: Women of Law Enforcement

"O'Dwyer displays an unfailing instinct for building and maintaining story tension and intensity, and for creating complications as believable as they are compelling."—USA Today

Maryland State Police counter-sniper Brit Gentry took that fatal shot. Only she doesn’t remember pulling the trigger. Now after a psych evaluation and being placed on administrative leave while the brass investigates, Brit’s packing it up.

If there’s one place where she can make sense of what happened, it would be in the mountains of western Maryland and the solitude of her cabin on Deep Creek Lake—drama can take a hike.

Too bad someone didn’t tell escaped convict Colt Rivers to stay clear of one on-the-edge cop in designer heels. It was no accident this ex–Army Ranger commandeered Brit Gentry and her Pathfinder on Interstate 68. The wife of his double-crossing Army Ranger comrade is the mother of all bargaining chips. But first he'll have to use her to flush him out.

Being a fugitive on the run makes recon difficult, and Colt’s unaware his gorgeous, brown-eyed captive is trained to kill. And it’s Brit’s mission to keep him in the dark—her life depends on it. But when hidden agendas are exposed, they are surprised to find they were betrayed by the same man.

When wounded souls collide, anything can happen—even love. But first they’ll need each other to survive.


False Gods: The Show Jumper’s Challenge
L.R. Trovillion

A rescued horse. A washed-up trainer. A teen reaching for a dream.

Cory Iverson’s junior year is off to a lousy start. Publicly humiliated by the hottest guy in high school and terrorized by a bullying band director, she feels like a loser and a quitter. But when her dog leads her to the barn of a former Grand Prix rider, Cory finds refuge in the competitive but familiar world of show jumping. Her faded dreams of riding in one of the country’s most prestigious shows are reawakened and start to seem possible when she rescues a mysterious horse with some unusual talents. It isn’t long before Cory is enjoying a winning spree, though events around her start spinning out of control and threaten everything. Even her boyfriend is keeping secrets. Trapped in the crosshairs of a brutal trainer who will stop at nothing to win, Cory must decide if she’ll once again back down and flee… or stay and stand up for herself, her horse, and her dreams.

“. . .plenty of suspense. I rooted for Cory Iverson on every page of this beautifully written novel. Trovillion’s prose is vivid, her equine setting authentic.”
— Sasscer Hill, Author of Flamingo Road (Fia McKee Mysteries)



Earlier Event: August 10
J.R. Miller
Later Event: August 15
Nancy Sherman