The Viper



Local advice columnist Kiera Sutton is thrilled for her best friend Adrianna who recently got engaged. The only problem is that Kiera and Adrianna's fiancé began developing feelings toward each other. Determined to find her true love and defuse these feelings, Kiera signs up for an online dating site and meets a man that could be the answer to her prayers—or her worst nightmare. Meanwhile, The Viper, a predator that lurks in Bennington, Vermont is raping and slaying white young women before leaving their flesh for snakes to feast upon. Kiera tries to seek solace but soon realizes she can't trust anybody. A colleague holds a dark obsession toward her, the mystery man she meets online remains an enigma and now a visitor from Adrianna's past slithers into town set on vengeance. It becomes clear The Viper is closer than they realize.


Hardcover:
466

Publisher:
America Star Books

Language:
English

ISBN-10:


ISBN-13:
978-1-42415673-3

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The Santa Slayer



A killer dubbed as the Santa Slayer returns to terrorize a small town in Oregon after a year of hiatus from his last kill in which Noel Collins’s daughter was the victim. A grieving Noel attempts to reconcile with a daughter who hates her but is unable to escape the ghosts of her past, including a married man she had an affair with who comes back into her life along with his ex wife. While they all try to mend their lives they find themselves running for their lives as the Santa Slayer targets them as his next victims.


Hardcover:
68

Publisher:
America Star Books (October 30, 2015)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
1681762218

ISBN-13:
978-1681762210

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Winter's Curse



Turnbull Canyon – the site that has been rumored to host the most demonic rituals and witchcraft– was also the site where Cain Ward’s body was found burnt to a crisp. Now a year later his stepmother Winter Bennett is convinced that a sinister force was behind Cain’s death. Then whenstrange and unexplainable events begin occurring both in and outside Winter’s home she and her friends and a newfound love Corbin Knight start digging deeper into Cain’s death and the circumstances around it only to discover that evil is closer than they realize and ready to claim itsnext victim.

Hardcover:
350

Publisher:
America Star Books (August 27, 2014)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
1633822583

ISBN-13:
978-1633822580

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Headless Hunter



It was a betrayal of the worst kind that turned fatal when Elijah McSweeny took a tumble down the stairs "accidentally" after learning about his wife Prudence's indescretion with his brother Augustine, which resulted in her pregnancy. Fearing for her and her baby's life, Prudence flees from Augustine and her home in Sleepy Hollow and gives up her daughter for adoption. Twenty five years later Prudence returns to Sleepy Hollow just as her daughter Ginger discovers the truth her adoptive parents concealed from her all these years. Determined to get answers, Ginger sets out on a quest to confront Prudence. All the while a serial killer, nicknamed The Headless Hunter, torments Sleepy Hollow decaptitating women's heads and leaving them for dead. Prudence learns her daughter is in town and these murders aren't random, but the work of a psychopath on a mission to destroy Prudence making her worst fears come true.

Hardcover:
390

Publisher:
PublishAmerica (June 6, 2013)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
1630045217

ISBN-13:
978-1630045210

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Scarlet Diary



After witnessing her parents’ murder, orphan Scarlet O' Brien is forced to live with her aunt, uncle and cousin Brooklyn in a Rhode Island winery that once belonged to her parents. Feeling like an outcast by all her peers, Scarlet alienates herself from the world. But rumors of the winery’s sordid past begin to surface as Scarlet learns about the horrendous acts committed by its previous inhabitants – including her parents - a telltale sign that the winery is cursed and all its inhabitants are doomed to follow the same destructive path. Then Scarlet stumbles upon her mother's diary where she discovers, much to her horror, how many of those rumors are true and the truth behind her parents’ death.

Hardcover:
338

Publisher:
PublishAmerica (July 12, 2012)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
1462686737

ISBN-13:
978-1462686735

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Bloody Rose



Hope Lovett, Dominic Whitaker and their son Taylor are running The Lovett Lighthouse that serves as a shelter for battered hearts. But with a disturbing and eclectic guest list the atmosphere at the inn is anything but trite.


On Taylor’s sixteenth birthday Hope discovers the killer who kidnapped Taylor eight years ago and committed a series of murders on the island, was released from the mental institution after spending the last eight years in therapy. The killer visits Hope with a peace offering - a red rose – the same day the first of a series of new murders begins to occur on the island by what is now dubbed as The Bloody Rose Killer since all the victims are left with a bloody red rose by their bodies. Hope is convinced the killer is back for vengeance but Dominic suspects that something more sinister is at work.


Meanwhile, Taylor has questions about who kidnapped him and how his biological father Curtis died – questions that nobody seems to know the real answers to except for the killer. As the situation escalates Taylor rebels against his parents and their warnings, which drives him right into the The Bloody Rose Killer’s hands. Get your copy today!


Hardcover:
340

Publisher:
AuthorHouse Publishing (September 9, 2011)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
1463449887

ISBN-13:
978-1463449889

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All of us have a deep, dark secret. All of us have scars. Everybody hurts. But some take that pain and use it for destruction. Hope’s Haven revolves around the theme of how far human capabilities can go when pushed over the limits and how fragile the human psyche can be when faced with tragedy.

Author Chrissy Yacoub addresses profound human emotions of love, loss and grief and the damaging results that are born out of battered souls. Yacoub is the author of novels including Shakespeare’s Shadow, The Mist of Sins, Lost Soul and many other thrillers that delve into the essence of mankind.

Yacoub brings to life the character of writer Hope Lovett; a grieving widow who finds solace in a lighthouse on a quiet corner of Nantucket that she transformed into an inn to honor her former Navy Seal husband Curtis Lovett who died a tragic drowning. But this is no ordinary inn; it serves as a shelter for troubled hearts. Here, every guest has a buried secret, a sordid past and pain that never healed. Her best friend and confidante Dominic Whitaker moves on the island to help Hope manage the inn and raise her son Taylor who is without a father. Hope finally feels she can move forward until a series of murders occur that mirror Hope’s latest novel. Now everybody is in danger, including every guest at the inn who each has a secret to hide. And everybody becomes a suspect. As Hope and Dominic try to figure out the identity of their murderer, they discover the darkness of humans’ souls in pain and their capabilities. And the haven that Hope tried so desperately to create crumbles as the killer is closer than they realize.

Yacoub exquisitely creates identifiable characters that display the human emotions we all experience while simultaneously spins a tale that reveals the darkness all mankind posses and what happens when it is brought to light.

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Chrissy, I don't know how you do it? Every book that you have written that I have had the pleasure to read, has been thoroughly enjoyable. Hope's Haven was no exception. I am really looking forward to reading the sequel, The Bloody Rose. I am predicting many late nights ahead, not being able to put the book down because I want to read one more chapter.
by John M. Frangione
Hardcover:
440 pages

Publisher:
AuthorHouse
(May 18, 2011)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
1456749048

ISBN-13:
978-1456749040

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“Something wicked this way comes.” This eerie Shakespearean verse echoes in Chrissy Yacoub’s upcoming novel Shakespeare’s Shadow, which will leave you questioning everything you thought you believed.

In this latest impending novel Yacoub intricately spins a tale about a grief-stricken Lieutenant Logan Walsh who is out to avenge his beloved wife and unborn child’s murder at the hands of a serial killer whose insignia is leaving Shakespearean verses beside the victims’ bloody corpses. Yacoub brilliantly displays raw human emotions with a thirst for vengeance while displaying the vulnerability that lies within us all.

With the help of his trusted partner and best friend Officer Conner Price Logan vows to hunt down the killer whose summer hiatus was the calm before the storm. With Logan's daughter Savannah and her friends insisting on visiting Logan for Christmas break nobody is safe from this psychotic madman who won’t rest until he destroys Logan and his family bit by bit and it looks as though he may just succeed.

Mystery, vengeance, intrigue and family ties are just some of the elements in Yacoub's thrilling edge-of-your-seat suspense that is sure have her fans quivering, crying and leaving the light on at night.

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Brilliant!! What a page turner. I was hooked from the minute I started reading it and could not put it down. If you're in the mood for spine-tingling who-dun-it kind of novel than this one is it! It will have you guessing till the last minute!
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Paperback:
402 pages

Publisher:
PublishAmerica
(May 18, 2010)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
1451290217

ISBN-13:
978-1451290219

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"God punishes the transgressions of the parents by making their children suffer.” Those were the words of Isabel Graham that would forever echo within the deep mist of the haunting Green Mountains of Vermont where her husband Jack was savagely murdered; his remains left mutilated and unrecognizable.


Now fifteen years later Isabel is still tormented by Jack’s death with the knowledge that he died before she had a chance to confess a terrible sin she committed – one that would alter their future forever. Desperately burying the betrayal of her past, Isabel refuses to talk about it with the one person who knows her secret, her husband’s brother Benjamin.


Misty Graham had it all; a husband who worshipped her, a daughter she adored and a best friend she couldn’t do without all living under one roof with Caleb’s mother and Uncle Benjamin near the beautiful yet haunting Shires of Vermont. Misty was content until Jasper Tucker, an old flame from Misty’s past, appears in her life awakening feelings that Misty was sure were dead. Her mother-in-law Isabel watches with scorn as Misty dangerously plays with fire. She reprimands her daughter-in-law for her foolish behavior, warning her about the perils of temptation and reminding her that “the wages of sin is death.” Misty is certain something much deeper is troubling Isabel who is constantly tormented by the ghosts of her past.


Meanwhile, brutal slayings begin to occur surrounding the forests of Vermont with a murderer who disfigures his victims and abandons them for dead while leaving no traces behind; feeding into the local town gossip that something paranormal haunts the Shires of Vermont – the very same entity that destroyed Jack Graham all those years prior.


Now Isabel is convinced more than ever that her family is the next target as the victims are hitting closer and closer to home. All the while, she watches with horror as Misty commits the same heinous transgressions Isabel was guilty of causing Caleb to follow a similar demise as his father. Isabel casts her judgmental finger on her daughter-in-law blaming her for her son’s death.


Slowly as the dense fog of the evil woods begins to fade, the indiscretions and family secrets become exposed in the harsh light of day. As they do, the Graham family discovers that something much deeper than the paranormal plagues them – a monster that lurks in the thickets parts of the woods, waiting, watching, and plotting the perfect vengeance to the many sins that were buried in the mist.


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Wow!!! If you are in the mood for secrets, lies and betrayal within a family than this is the book to read. I thought my family was dysfuctional but trust me; after reading this book your family will look like angels. It has everything; sex, lies and even murder!! Loved it!
by Hungry for More
Paperback:
390 pages

Publisher:
PublishAmerica
(October 26, 2009)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
1448993296

ISBN-13:
978-1448993291

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Tracy Fletcher’s boyfriend Adam has just proposed and Tracy is on Cloud Nine. Her friends and family, however, do not share in her enthusiasm and are completely against her marrying this “loser” as they often refer to him. In defiance, Tracy accepts the proposal until her parents throw down a deal: To go stay with a close friend of the family who owns a hotel in the beautiful state of Maine. The condition is that she leaves Adam behind and takes some time to think the proposal through. If she still wants to marry him; they would not stand in the way. Jumping at the opportunity for a vacation too, her friends persuade her to go since they would be accompanying her. Tracy takes the deal despite Adam’s protests and she reassures him that if their love is strong enough, then she’ll still want to be with him.


Tracy and her two closest friends, Brian and Sheila, venture off to Maine to meet Tracy’s mother’s friend who happens to have a son about their age. But little do they know that there have been vicious murders in the area where the murderer kills victims who are married or engaged only to chop off their wedding fingers and take them, along with their rings, as souvenirs of his twisted behavior.


Upon arrival, Tracy meets Hunter, the son of her mother’s friend who co-owns the hotel, and his best friend Zachary who falls in instant love with Tracy. But things are not as they seem. Hunter has a troubled past with Zachary who had both loved the same woman but she was murdered. Now it appears as though history may repeat itself as trouble brews and Tracy finds herself falling in love too and re-thinking her engagement to Adam…until Adam shows up unexpectedly to surprise her. Tracy finds herself in a tangled, twisted love triangle while the murder is getting closer to home and it is Tracy who will soon find herself in danger of the worst kind as it is rumored that the murders are taking place at the hands of an unrested spirit who seeks vengeance. Now Tracy and her friends must find out who is committing these heinous crimes as they lose one of their own and are next on the victims’ list.


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This book has a little bit of everything; mystery, romance, humor and surprises-especially at the end. Loved it! A great read.
by Bobbi
Paperback:
436 pages

Publisher:
AuthorHouse
(Feb 5, 2009)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
143893314

ISBN-13:
978-143893319

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Molly and Katie are in high school living with their parents, Autumn and Demetrius, and the rest of the family in their peaceful Connecticut estate. But questions are raised about Molly’s Uncle Jospeh and his sudden departure years ago. Molly and Katie go digging into a past that the family begs for them to leave untouched, only to discover it is filled with secrets, lies, and paranormal activity. Meanwhile, an echo from Molly’s past, her long lost “uncle” is seeking to claim what is his and is yearning for the truth to be exposed: a truth that will shatter everything she ever believed. Don’t miss Ghostly Echoes, the exciting sequel to Autumn’s Apparitions that will have you guessing with every turn of the page.


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I couldn't put it down and HAD to find out what happens to the kids. I usually don't like sequels but this one rocked!
by Didi
Paperback:
226 pages

Publisher:
Publish America
(2008)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
1-60672-360-X

ISBN-13:
-

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A deceased husband, a jealous twin, a grieving widow and a lovesick best friend all reunite in a Connecticut estate transformed into a B&B to try to live as the family they once were before the loss of their precious John Baptiste due to an \“accidental\” drowning. But too many ghosts of the past haunt their lives and their home. And it is up to this family to determine if their imaginations are working overtime or if perhaps their beloved John’s spirit lurks the premises urgently warning them of a deeper evil that exits within the household; a malevolence that none of them ever saw approaching.


Evil takes on many forms, but Autumn Baptiste never thought it would take the form of a ghost, let alone her deceased husband’s ghost. She never believed in any supernatural hogwash. But upon moving back home to her Victorian home in Connecticut that she and her husband formed a life in together, she isn’t quite sure. Autumn falls in love with her husband’s best friend, Demetrius who also shares in the commonality of a lost spouse, and the two are finally ready to put the past behind and move forward. But something or someone won’t allow it. Evil lurks in the shadows of their home causing bizarre happenings to take place. Could it just be their fear of moving on causing their imaginations to work overtime? Or could there be some truth to what many believe is John’s spirit seeking desperately to warn them of a danger that is hidden right under their noses that none of them would have ever fathomed existed.


“Great novel! I was hooked from the first page and was sad when it ended. It’s hard to put down. I was fascinated by the characters, description of the places and the dialogue. It made me fall in love with reading all over again and the whole season of autumn has new meaning to me now. I can’t wait for the sequel.”

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I love it! It was so detailed and I happened to read it recently right in time for the season so it really put me in the mood.
by Nadine
Paperback:
373 pages

Publisher:
PublishAmerica
(November 12, 2007)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
160441183X

ISBN-13:
978-1604411836

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The power of words is so strong that we often take it for granted. Words can communicate emotions, thoughts, dreams, goals and just about anything we want to convey to others. And though there are feelings that can simply never be put into words to describe how powerful they are, it is still the impact of the written word that gets the message across. Poetry is that expression of those feelings put into words, resulting in a beautiful creation of mind, body, and soul. Thus, this book, Whispers in the Breeze, is written to express emotions we can all relate to, which in turn, allows us to share the common bond we call humanity.


“These poems made me laugh, cry, relate, and warmed my heart. It's great to know there are others out there experiencing the same emotions and thoughts as I do. Loved it! I hope this author makes another book of poems.”

Paperback:
192 pages

Publisher:
PublishAmerica
(September 19, 2005)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
1413746748

ISBN-13:
978-1413746747

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New York : the city of glamour and glitz. Sonya Mohammed cannot wait to begin her new life in this magnificent metropolis where boundless opportunities beckon her. She didn't count on being swept off her feet by handsome, yet arrogant Mathew Chandler, an accountant working at the grand Twin Towers in the heart of Manhattan 's Financial District. However, reality quickly sends her tumbling back to earth when her Muslim family is appalled and outraged at Sonya's feelings toward the "white corrupt Christian man." Sonya continues to see Mathew despite her family's disapproval. Their relationship blossoms and Sonya realizes that she is in love with this handsome New Yorker who has stolen her heart. But tensions mount when Sonya's family disowns her for being with a man who is outside the faith. Torn between the only family she knows and the man she loves, Sonya faces the most difficult decision of her life-one that will ultimately prove to be fatal.


“I am not a literary genius, but I know what I like. "Cultures Colliding" was a really good read. There have been only 2 books that I have read where I couldn't wait to read more and more. I am just sorry that I got to the end of the story. This story was very enlightening, and it really opened my eyes to things that I have forgotten or just blocked off from my mind for many years. I really enjoyed it, and I am looking forward to reading more and more from this author. Nice job Chrissy!!”

Paperback:
226 pages

Publisher:
PublishAmerica
(November 8, 2004)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
1413749054

ISBN-13:
978-1413749052

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All of her life, Dream Warren has walked in the shadows of her sister who is beautiful, talented, and adored by all. It is her sister Sara who receives all the love and admiration of her father, whom Dream could never please. Seeking approval and fame, Dream decides to abandon all her aspirations to follow her sister's: Being part of a band and making it big. She moves with Sara to LA, the city where there are no boundaries. It is then and only then that Dream discovers what a cruel world hides outside the sheltered walls of the only home she ever knew in Virginia. She must now face the world outside the protective barriers of home and realize that the success and glory she attained had an inexorable price attached to it.


“I loved The Dreamers. It's a great book that combines both the realities of growing up and a touch of the music world and what it's like to acheive fame. It kept me reading all night not wanting to put it down. A real page-turner.”

Paperback:
276 pages

Publisher:
1st Books Library
(March 1, 2002)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
0759676437

ISBN-13:
978-0759676435

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Somewhere Out There is an absorbing, dramatic story of a girl who is seeking love and who ultimately finds it in her complex world. The plight of the main characters is typical of many people caught in the web of an unhappy environment. The book contains sex, crime, and glamour in a story that hardly stops for breath. Highly recommended as an entertaining and provocative novel, one that will titillate the palate in its portrayal of young people adjusting to life.


“The author Chrissy Yacoub in her book SOMEWHERE OUT THERE is some fresh new material for the devoted romantic. Or even if you're not, it doesn’t matter, you've got to read it. Her material combines real life places with real complex emotions of relationships which encompass a variety of characters. Her attention to detail, sights, sounds, etc. is fascinating given how new the author is to the industry. Watch out Steven King, the world of the Romantics are coming back. But don't take my word for it, SEE FOR YOURSELF!!”

“Somewhere Out There is a very human book revealing the struggles and passions of human desires. I was able to relate to many of the pains the characters' went through and it doesn't attempt to hide the weak points of humans. Even the heroine commits a severe sin, which is why I liked it because she isn't perfect like many heroes and heroines are portrayed, but rather she is human and just as susceptible to sin as any of us. Great book!”

“This book is great for a night of reading. It keeps you guessing and makes you feel the character's pain and happiness. It's a book that everyone can relate to.”

Paperback:
190 pages

Publisher:
Vantage Pr; 1 edition
(May 1999)

Language:
English

ISBN-10:
0533125286

ISBN-13:
978-0533125289

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