{Cover Reveal} The Detective Inspectors by M.J. Fletcher


The Detective Inspectors by MJ Fletcher
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/Steampunk/Paranormal
Chloe Masters life is in disarray, her best friend Edgar Magnus has been kidnapped by her mother. The Detective Inspectors of the HVO have been compromised and appear to be helping in the crime. All but one that is, Declan Hardcastle, a young DI who is more than willing to help Chloe in her quest. But is he looking for more than just friendship?

Her friends are spread far and wide; Jess has begun her apprenticeship in Paris while Slade is working for the Impossible Engineers. Nightshade has returned but is he the same man and can he truly be trusted?
When Chloe learns Edgar’s location it’s a race against time to stop her mother’s plans and save her friend all while keeping everyone she loves alive. But the question becomes… does Chloe plan on getting out alive?
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Check out the other books in The Doorknob Society series:

The Cape Beanery Chronicles (Short stories) Kindle | Kobo | Nook
The Doorknob Society (Book 1) Kindle (Exclusive to Amazon)
The Impossible Engineers (Book 2) Kindle | Kobo | Nook
The Mapmakers Union (Book 3) Kindle | Kobo | Nook
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{Book Spotlight & Review} The Doorknob Society by MJ Fletcher

Starting today, November 26th, The Doorknob Society by MJ Fletcher will be FREE on Amazon thru November 28th! This is one of my absolute favorite series! If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely check it out! 🙂
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About The Book:
The Doorknob Society by MJ Fletcher
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/Steampunk/Paranormal – Release Date: 2/9/12
Chloe Masters’s world changed in a heartbeat – and all she did was touch a doorknob.

When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her father’s magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets.

When her father disappears it is a race against time to find answers before she loses what is left of her family. Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her or the one she can’t stop thinking about.



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~ My Review ~
I absolutely loved The Doorknob Society! Once I started reading it I had hard time setting it down. It was fast-paced, action packed, and it also had a great storyline!

I thought the author created such a fascinating world in this book! I was intrigued by all the different societies and I really enjoyed learning about each of them.

One of my favorite things about this book was the wonderful cast of characters! Not only was Chloe awesome, but so were all of her friends. I loved Nightshade! He was by far my favorite character and I also really liked Edgar too! He made me laugh!

The only thing I didn’t like about this story was the relationship between Chloe and Slade, I just wasn’t feeling it. I thought Slade was a nice guy and I liked how he was always looking out for Chloe, but I just didn’t really care for them as a couple.

Overall, I thought this was a great read and I can’t wait to start the next book in this series!

~ My Rating ~
4.5/5 Stars 

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You can also check out my review for Book #2, The Impossible Engineers, here!

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{Promo Blitz} The Doorknob Society by MJ Fletcher

The Doorknob Society by MJ Fletcher
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/Steampunk/Paranormal – Release Date: 2/9/12
Chloe Masters’s world changed in a heartbeat – and all she did was touch a doorknob.

When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her father’s magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets.

When her father disappears it is a race against time to find answers before she loses what is left of her family. Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her or the one she can’t stop thinking about.

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~ EXCERPT ~
We stood outside the arched wooden door while Jess texted Nightshade that we were there. The cold night air was starting to take a toll and I wrapped my arms around myself rubbing my sides to keep warm. Slade stepped behind me, placed his hands on the sides of my arms and ran them up and down warming me up until I wanted to melt against him.
 
The door creaked opened, Nightshade stood framed in the archway. He wore jeans with his ever present skeleton key belt buckle. He was shirtless; his chest was not as thick as Slade’s though well-defined with a natural cut of muscles and with a patch of hair running across it. He lifted his hand sliding it through his messed hair. He glanced lazily around to each of us until he rested on me —or more precisely— Slade’s hands on me and then he shifted his attention to my face and I could have sworn I saw annoyance in his eyes.
 
“Jess, you didn’t tell me you were bringing Paladin’s cutest couple.” He laughed and stepped aside waving us in.
 
 Slade’s hands tensed on my arms and I grabbed one squeezing it gently and held on to it.
 
“Sorry, Jimmy.” Jess smiled and stood next to Nightshade after entering
 
“No problem, beautiful,” he said. His fingers slid across her cheek and she blushed.
 
He swung the door closed after Edgar, the last one to enter. We followed him up the stairs to a large open room that contained a couple of couches, a small kitchen tucked off to one side, and a breakfast bar and two stools protruding at the end.
 
“We need some help, Jimmy,” Jess said as he walked to the fridge, pulled it open and pulled out a can of soda. He turned and flipped it in the air toward Eddie who caught it and smiled.
 
“Thanks, Nightshade.” Eddie popped the top and drank.
 
“Anyone else? Lovebirds, I could give you two straws.”
 
“That’s it, Nightshade, one more comment…” Slade headed for him his hand pulled back in a massive fist.
Nightshade laughed and leaned against the kitchen counter and smirked. “Anytime you want to try Slade you go right ahead.”
 
 His mocking grin made my blood boil. “This was a mistake.”
 
“What’s a mistake?” Nightshade asked.
 
As much as I wanted to leave, I needed Nightshade’s help. I grabbed my phone, clicked the photo of the list of names and slid it across the breakfast bar to him. He picked it up and looked over the list.
 
“Okay so?”
 
“The SKG member on the list do you know him?” I stared into his strange colored eyes and waited for an answer, hoping and praying it wouldn’t be some lie to further his own ends.
 
“I recognize the name.”
 
“Can you help us find him?” I asked.
 
“No,” he said not even giving it thought.
 
“What? Why not?” My frustration leapt but I caught it before it reached my tongue and I spit words at him that I’d regret since I desperately needed his help.
 
“Jess.” He turned away from me to her. ‘What’s going on? Why are you helping non-guilders?”
 
“They took… Gran.” As soon as Jess mentioned Gran her control slipped. Tears rolled down her cheeks and she started to tremble.
 
 I moved to comfort her but Nightshade was there before me. He wrapped her in his arms and pulled her against him. She buried her head in his chest and sobbed. He pressed his cheek against hers whispering something in her ear that I couldn’t make out. He stroked her hair as he did, and I watched in amazement at how caring and loving he could be when I had known only his sardonic side.
 
Nightshade looked directly at me. “Give us a minute.”  He then took Jess and they walked out of the room and I heard a door close down the hallway.
 
“What was that all about?” Slade asked.
 
“She’s upset. It’s been a rough night,” I said as I slid down on the couch beside Edgar.
 
“I guess,” Slade said as he sat on the opposite couch. “Though I doubt it hurts that Nightshade’s half naked.” He laughed.
 
“What are you talking about?” I snapped annoyed at what his humor suggested.
 
“Didn’t you see the way she looked at him? I think Jess was angling for more than some comfort.” Slade winked.
 
“She’s just upset.” I got even more annoyed when Slade raised his hands in mock defeat. I didn’t like what he was implying. We’d been through a lot and I doubted Jess was thinking about getting James alone. And it’s not like Nightshade would fall for that anyway, his conniving nature would see right through it. 
 
Time seemed to slow down as we waited. Eddie rested his head back on the couch and was asleep within minutes. Slade was next stretching out on the other couch and drifting off to sleep. I sat alone with my thoughts, growing ever more frustrated that Jess and Nightshade had disappeared on us. I mean seriously, people, we’re running for our lives and she goes off with some guy and why? Because he’s hot with his shirt off?
 
After an hour I heard the click of a door and approaching footsteps. Nightshade entered still shirtless, his hair messier than before if that was possible. He looked around the room at the others sleeping and waved his hand for me to follow him. I got up quietly trying not to wake Eddie, who snored and rolled over on his side into a ball on the couch.
 
We left the room and at the end of the hall he touched a skeleton key on the wall and it fell away revealing a spiral staircase. James headed down; I took a deep breath and followed.
 
The staircase ended in a massive room filled with various makes and models of cars while several images of skeleton keys hung on the walls. In the middle of the room sat an old-fashioned car. It was deep blue and had red flames on the hood. James was standing by a workbench and grabbed a t-shirt off it and slid it on.
 
“What’s all this?”
 
“My garage, it’s quiet down here. We can talk and your friends can rest.”
 
“Talk about what?” I asked leaning up against the old-fashioned car. Nightshade stepped toward me, reached out and took hold of my arm. I looked down at his hand and back at him, and then he pulled me forward. My breath caught and I didn’t move.
 
“That’s a classic Hudson Hornet, please don’t lean on it.” 
 
I pushed his hand off me and stepped away. Men and their stupid cars. “Whatever, are you going to help us or not?”
 
“Jess, told me what’s going on. It seems pretty serious and it’s a damn bold plan, I give you credit for that.” He grinned.
 
“But?” I knew something was coming, though I didn’t know what.
 
“I don’t know if I’m willing to stick my neck out for the lot of you.”
 
“Jess is your friend and so is Edgar?” I reminded, trying the guilt tactic, hoping it might convince him.
 
“But I can’t stand Slade, and then there’s you.” His half smile taunted me.
 
“I know you can’t stand me either, I get it.”
 
“Is that so?”
 
“Yeah, it’s pretty obvious.”
 
“I hadn’t realized. I should work on controlling my emotions better.”
 
“Sorry, I’m not a shrinking violet like my cousin. I didn’t come here to weep on your naked chest. I came here because I need help and you’re the only one I could turn too. If I couldn’t work up tears for my lost father or injured grandmother, I doubt I can do it for you. Okay, I’m broken, and you can’t stand me. I get it, alright!” I took a deep breath angry at myself for letting him get under my skin again.
 
 He stared at me with those damn intense eyes. He didn’t say anything just stared, making me feel uncomfortable and stupid. Why do I always seem not to be able to shut up around him?
 
“Quit staring at me and say something.”
 
“I’ll help you on one condition.” He didn’t smile or smirk and he didn’t stop staring. It was as though he stared straight inside me and that made me more nervous than if he had worn one of his evil grins.
 
“Which is?”
 
“You and I have to go see him alone.”
 
“Alone?”
 
“He isn’t going to talk to a bunch of people from the different societies. He knows me and he doesn’t really like anyone other than Guilders. It will be safer that way.”
 
“Jess is a Guilder?” I questioned unsure of going alone with him.
 
“You and I that’s the deal take it or leave it.”
 
What choice did I have and so I wouldn’t debate my decision I quickly said. “Fine we go alone.”
 
He nodded. “You’d better get some sleep. We’ll head there tomorrow.”
 
I didn’t bother to ask him where, he wouldn’t tell me anyway.  I followed him up the stairs and part way down the hallway he stopped, opened a door, entered and waved me in.
 
“I’ll stay with the guys,” I stammered, though I entered the room.
 
“I don’t think so, they each have a couch. Take the bed; you’ll have it all to yourself.”
 
“Oh,” Did I really think he’d been inviting me to sleep with him? “Okay thanks.”
 
“I’ll be in by Jess.”
 
He turned and left through another door closing it behind him. I was glad he didn’t look back and see me flush red at his comment. I wanted to slam the door that opened onto the hall shut but didn’t want to wake the guys so I shut it quietly and turned into the room. I threw myself on the bed and took my frustration out on the pillows punching them several times. So what if James Nightshade and my cousin spent the night together… let them.  They deserved each other, they only thought about themselves anyway.
 
 I pulled my hoodie off and slid it into my bag .My hand connected with a small metal object. I took the locket out and turned it over in my hand. When this was all over I was going to need to figure out what it was that I deserved.
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Check out Book #2, The Impossible Engineers, also!

The Impossible Engineers by MJ Fletcher
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/Steampunk/Paranormal – Release Date: 4/27/12

Chloe Masters’s world changes in a heartbeat and all she did was touch a doorknob.
 

James Nightshade has been on Chloe’s mind since the day she met him. Arrogant and frustrating, she thought she had put him behind her when she chose Michael Slade.
 

When the secret she is seeking leads to questions about the death of Nightshade’s former girlfriend, she has no chose but to bring him into the investigation. A move she will come to regret.
 

Danger awaits them around every corner as they search for answers. In the end a choice will need to be made, but is Chloe strong enough to make it?

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About The Author:

MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth published by Ronin Studios. He’s also been published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob Society series is his fist book series and he’s thrilled about it. He lives near the beach with his wife, daughter, dog, and a crotchety cat.

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Review: The Impossible Engineers by M.J. Fletcher

Reading Level: Young Adult   Publication Date: 4/27/12
Chloe Masters’s world changes in a heartbeat and all she did was touch a doorknob.
James Nightshade has been on Chloe’s mind since the day she met him. Arrogant and frustrating, she thought she had put him behind her when she chose Michael Slade.

When the secret she is seeking leads to questions about the death of Nightshade’s former girlfriend, she has no chose but to bring him into the investigation. A move she will come to regret.

Danger awaits them around every corner as they search for answers. In the end a choice will need to be made, but is Chloe strong enough to make it?

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My Thoughts:
Yeah, so its official. I love this series! The Impossible Engineers was even better than the first book and that’s saying something because I really liked The Doorknob Society!

Just like the first book, this one is full of non-stop action. Chloe and her friends are constantly finding themselves in dangerous situations. I had a hard time setting this book down, because I was dying to know what would happen next.

Throughout most of this book Chloe’s trying to figure out her feelings for Nightshade. I’m Team Nightshade, so of course I was rooting for him and Chloe to be together instead of her and Slade. Speaking of Slade, I’m not real happy with his character right now because he does something really stupid in this book. I’m not going to say what he does, but it wasn’t cool!

I don’t want to say much else about this book because I don’t want to spoil anything, but I will say that overall I thought it was an excellent read and I would highly recommend it!

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My Rating:
5/5 Stars
*Book Source: Review Copy from Author

Review: The Doorknob Society by M.J. Fletcher

Reading Level: Young Adult   Publication Date: 2/9/12
   
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My Thoughts:

I absolutely loved The Doorknob Society! Once I started reading it I had hard time setting it down. It was fast-paced, action packed, and it also had a great storyline!

I thought the author created such a fascinating world in this book! I was intrigued by all the different societies and I really enjoyed learning about each of them.

One of my favorite things about this book was the wonderful cast of characters! Not only was Chloe awesome, but so were all of her friends. I loved Nightshade! He was by far my favorite character and I also really liked Edgar too! He made me laugh!

The only thing I didn’t like about this story was the relationship between Chloe and Slade, I just wasn’t feeling it. I thought Slade was a nice guy and I liked how he was always looking out for Chloe, but I just didn’t really care for them as a couple.

Overall, I thought this was a great read and I can’t wait to start the next book in this series!

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My Rating:
4.5/5 Stars
 
 
 
*Book Source: Review Copy provided by Author

Cover Reveal! The Mapmakers Union by MJ Fletcher

I’m loving this cover for The Mapmakers Union! Isn’t it amazing!?
The Mapmakers Union by M.J. Fletcher
Reading Level: Young Adult   Publication Date: July 2012
Chloe Masters has a death wish, at least according to her friends she does. Still reeling from the death of one of those closest to her she is living life on the edge. One by one she is pushing everyone away. Leaving her with the very person who betrayed her… Faith.
Her memories locked away by the Forget Me Not; can Chloe discover the truth before she loses everyone she loves?

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 ————— If you haven’t read books 1 & 2 of The Doorknob Society Saga, be sure to check them out!  

 The Doorknob Society (Book 1)Add to Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Smashwords 

 The Impossible Engineers (Book 2)Add to Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Smashwords ————— About The Author: MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth published by Ronin Studios. He’s also been published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob Society series is his first book series and he’s thrilled about it. He lives near the beach with his wife, daughter, dog and a crotchety cat.

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