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Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada. Trained as a legal assistant, Kim has been a story-teller all her life but took many detours including; working in legal and adult education before returning to her first love, writing. Her debut romantic suspense, REFLECTION, has won numerous awards: *RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown Finalist (Romantic Suspense) *InD'tale Magazine 2014 Rone Award Finalist (Suspense/Thriller) *UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013) *Silicon Valley's Romance Writers of America (RWA) "Gotcha!" Romantic Suspense Winner (2004) *Honourable Mention in Calgary's (RWA) The Writer's Voice Contest (2006). LETHAL JOURNEY was a finalist in RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown (Thriller) and in From the Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest (2003). Her action-packed thrillers have been highly praised by reviewers and readers. As one reviewer said, "Buckle up, Hang on tight!" She recently published two action-packed JET Kindle Worlds novellas featuring characters from her Whitney Steel series and JET from Russell Blake's New York Times bestselling JET series. www.kimcresswell.ca www.facebook.com/KimCresswellBooks http://twitter.com/kimcresswell

Reflection – Review

“Reflection is a fast-paced thriller with something for every reader: scientific experiments, murderous encounters, and a complicated love story.
Kim Cresswell’s debut work will leave you hanging on every page in a world where every word counts, every man’s word is suspect, and those ‘three little words’ mean more than anything when all is revealed.”

~M.K. Chester, author of Surrender to the Roman (Carina Press)

Reflection – Blurb

Florida investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the “Big” story.

She found it.

Now it may kill her.

After Whitney receives a lead pointing to the world’s first cloned human, now a small child, she vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder.

When Whitney is nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent, Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective—at least not right away.

Caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man’s thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother’s death over a decade ago.

Can they save an innocent child before its too late?

Faced with tough choices, with deadly consequences for many—Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.

Available January 2013 at MuseItUp Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, SmashWords and more!

It’s all about numbers…

Some interesting numbers…

April 12th…

AAP: 2009 Book Sales Down 1.8%
Net book sales in 2009 in the U.S. fell 1.8%, to $23.95 billion,
according to estimates by the Association of American Publishers based on
sales data from 86 publishers as well as on data from the Bureau of the Census.
In the last seven years, the book business has had a compound annual
growth rate of 1.1%.

Category Sales/Percent Change

E-books $313 million 176.6%
Higher Ed $4.3 billion 12.9%
Adult hardcover $2.6 billion 6.9%
Children’s/YA paperback $1.5 billion 2.2%
Book clubs/mail-order $588 million -2%
Mass market paperback $1 billion -4%
Children’s/YA hardcover $1.7 billion -5%
Adult paperback $2.2 billion -5.2%
Religious books $659 million -9%
Audiobooks $192 million -12.9%

The Association of American Publishers is the national trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry. AAP’s more than 300 members include most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies.