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Cinnamon Chronicles: The Kiss In The Lace Or Song Of Cinnamon

Cinnamon Lyle’s used to looking for love in all the wrong places. As a survivor of an abusive childhood and a strained relationship with a mother who refused to believe her claims, she’s endured a lingering struggle with self-esteem. After years in an abusive marriage, she’s determined to make a better life. One day, she and her young children, Daniella and Will, flee North Carolina and set out for California where she leaps full-force into the world of investigative reporting. But when her career and her dangerous personal life collide, she faces decisions that threaten both her family’s well-being and the success she’s achieved.

  • : Beverly Turner
  • : Beverly Turner
  • : 197400080X
  • : 9781974000807
  • : B074CS3G7P
  • : https://youtu.be/6uI0b7xvU0I
  • : beverlyturner25@gmail.com
  • : Beverly Turner
2017-08-21T22:01:12+00:00 Fiction|0 Comments

Devil’s Diary: The Coming

Where Do You Fall in the War of Good Vs. Evil?
In the current world plagued by war and civil unrest, the divine arrival of the Son of Man restores hope to mankind. Like most others, Oniva Mering is not prepared to face judgment, or the violent threat of an ancient secret society. Left in the company of her smooth and streetwise high school friend, Oniva must bear witness to the most catastrophic turn of events humanity has ever experienced. The stage has been set. Sides are being chosen. Angels and their worst enemies prepare for The Coming. Are You Ready?

Each reader will face their own internal journey as they are enticed to look inside themselves, and realize where they stand in the battle of Good versus Evil. We are all a part of the book of life. But what if there was another book. . .The Devil’s Dairy.

The Funeral Flower

Devastated by the death of her grandfather, six-year-old Kelly Rodgers barely manages to cope with the profound loss. Already facing issues at school, she finds herself spiraling deeper into despair, when a fateful interaction through the fence in her backyard gives her hope. In the years following, Kelly realizes that life’s tragedies can be dealt with through acceptance; until another series of agonizing events leaves her heart in pieces.

Finding herself thrown into new surroundings, Kelly embraces her life and resolves to never fall in love. That decision is easy to keep until her junior year when she is drawn by an unavoidable attraction to the new guy, tormented James Delaney. The moment he looks up at her and smiles, her body betrays her. And he notices. She is determined to avoid him, but soon Kelly is forced to face the inevitable truth:
She doesn’t want to avoid James… and he won’t let her.

Even though tragedy always follows love.

  • : Michelle Jester
  • : RopeSwing Press
  • : 06/20/2017
  • : 0998995509
  • : 978-0-9989955-1-9
  • : B071ZK4MV3
  • : https://youtu.be/WrJwxuFJtYY
  • : ropeswingpress@cox.net
  • : Michelle Jester
2017-08-21T21:50:41+00:00 Fiction, Staff Pick|0 Comments

R.E.birth

Time travel is hard on a person. Random time traveling is harder. Follow Rain’s adventure as he tries to figure out who he was and who he wants to be all while dealing with different eras of his world, Salvoa.

Will his interactions and decisions have a lasting impact throughout time, or will he be just a blip and fade away?

  • : Thomas W. Everson
  • : Thomas W. Everson
  • : 03/17/2014
  • : 0986412015
  • : 978-0986412011
  • : B00J3D2XYG
  • : https://youtu.be/TEucxbPcDvE
  • : tomthedesigner@msn.com
  • : Thomas W. Everson
  • : http://www.tweverson.com

The Continuum

Elise Morley is an expert on the past who’s about to get a crash course in the future.

For years, Elise has been donning corsets, sneaking into castles, and lying through her teeth to enforce the Place in Time Travel Agency’s ten essential rules of time travel. Someone has to ensure that travel to the past isn’t abused, and most days she welcomes the challenge of tracking down and retrieving clients who have run into trouble on their historical vacations.

But when a dangerous secret organization kidnaps her and coerces her into jumping to the future on a high-stakes assignment, she’s got more to worry about than just the time-space continuum. For the first time ever, she’s the one out-of-date, out of place, and quickly running out of time.

THE CONTINUUM by Wendy Nikel
coming from World Weaver Press
January 23, 2018

Betrayal of Faith

Zachary Blake is a down-on-his-luck lawyer with little hope of turning his career around, that is, until…

When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by their new parish priest, she is determined to hold the priest and the church accountable. Jennifer retains Zachary Blake as her attorney and the two file a difficult lawsuit. The challenges have only begun, however, as their efforts are obstructed by The Coalition, a secret church organization convened to stage elaborate cover-ups on behalf of clergymen and church officials. Everyone’s faith is put into question and the law becomes a mystery in the trial of the century. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer, or will the Church and its mysterious leader prevail?
Zachary Blake is a down-on-his-luck lawyer with little hope of turning his career around, that is, until…

When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by their new parish priest, she is determined to hold the priest and the church accountable. Jennifer retains Zachary Blake as her attorney and the two file a difficult lawsuit. The challenges have only begun, however, as their efforts are obstructed by The Coalition, a secret church organization convened to stage elaborate cover-ups on behalf of clergymen and church officials. Everyone’s faith is put into question and the law becomes a mystery in the trial of the century. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer, or will the Church and its mysterious leader prevail?
Zachary Blake is a down-on-his-luck lawyer with little hope of turning his career around, that is, until…

When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by their new parish priest, she is determined to hold the priest and the church accountable. Jennifer retains Zachary Blake as her attorney and the two file a difficult lawsuit. The challenges have only begun, however, as their efforts are obstructed by The Coalition, a secret church organization convened to stage elaborate cover-ups on behalf of clergymen and church officials. Everyone’s faith is put into question and the law becomes a mystery in the trial of the century. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer, or will the Church and its mysterious leader prevail?
Zachary Blake is a down-on-his-luck lawyer with little hope of turning his career around, that is, until…

When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by their new parish priest, she is determined to hold the priest and the church accountable. Jennifer retains Zachary Blake as her attorney and the two file a difficult lawsuit. The challenges have only begun, however, as their efforts are obstructed by The Coalition, a secret church organization convened to stage elaborate cover-ups on behalf of clergymen and church officials. Everyone’s faith is put into question and the law becomes a mystery in the trial of the century. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer, or will the Church and its mysterious leader prevail?
When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by a parish priest, she retains Zachary Blake, a down-on-his-luck attorney, and the two prepare for the trial of the century.
Their efforts are obstructed by a secret church organization who will stop at nothing to stage elaborate cover-ups. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer?
When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by a parish priest, she retains Zachary Blake, a down-on-his-luck attorney, and the two prepare for the trial of the century.
Their efforts are obstructed by a secret church organization who will stop at nothing to stage elaborate cover-ups. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer?
When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to abuse by a parish priest, she retains Zachary Blake, a down-on-his-luck attorney. As the two prepare for the trial of the century, their efforts are obstructed by a church organization determine to keep things quiet. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer?

  • : Mark M. Bello
  • : iUniverse
  • : 11/16/16
  • : 1532006276
  • : 978-1532006272
  • : B01N4G9X80
  • : https://youtu.be/_G0VyhxBo1s
  • : info@markmbello.com
  • : 8GrandPublications
  • : https://www.markmbello.com/

Deadly Proof

Riveting New Series Offers Legal Suspense with a Romantic Twist

In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.

Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower’s allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.

Fatal Trust

Riveting Legal Suspense from Lawyer Todd M. Johnson

Ian Wells is a young criminal defense attorney struggling to build a Minneapolis law practice he inherited from his father while caring for a mother with Alzheimer’s. Nearly at the breaking point, everything changes for Ian when a new client offers a simple case: determine whether three men qualify for over nine million dollars of trust funds. To qualify, none can have been involved in criminal activity for the past twenty years. Ian’s fee for a week’s work: the unbelievable sum of two hundred thousand dollars.

Ian warily accepts the job–but is quickly dragged deep into a mystery linking the trust with a decades-old criminal enterprise and the greatest unsolved art theft in Minnesota history. As stolen money from the art theft surfaces, Ian finds himself the target of a criminal investigation by Brook Daniels, a prosecutor who is also his closest law school friend. He realizes too late that this simple investigation has spun out of control and now threatens his career, his future, and his life.

  • : Todd M. Johnson
  • : Bethany House Publishers
  • : 08/01/2017
  • : 0764212354
  • : 978-0764212352
  • : B01N298OJ4
  • : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U73WmTkxjPs
  • : brittany.higdon@bethanyhouse.com
  • : Bethany House Publishers

The Devil And The Muse

An ancient curse.

A forgotten love.

A painting with secrets only one woman can reveal.

In this fast-paced second installment of The Creatives Series, Creative (mystic artist) Coco Rhodes is surprised by a horrific vision beneath her most recent painting: the violent attack upon a fragile young girl. When a link is discovered between an education-finance fraud and several girls disappearing from Washington, D.C. schools, Coco’s lover and leader of the Allegiance, the vampire-warlock Gabriel, vows to rescue the girls, and topple a corrupt congressman. Concurrently, the dark and twisted past of Kenan, the Allegiance’s sworn enemy, is revealed. With Kenan’s whereabouts unknown, members of the Allegiance begin to unravel his sadistic plan.

From New York and D.C., to Tuscany and the Dolomite Mountains of Northern Italy, the supernatural guardians of the Allegiance are guided by both the lessons of history and the shocks of present-day life. Through magical twists and otherworldly subplots, this supernatural thriller weaves a web of intrigue, love, and conflict. In The Devil and the Muse, Coco’s sense of duty to the Allegiance is tested. But will protecting her loved ones cause her to sacrifice her humanity?

Empire of Glass

In the mid-1990s, an American teenager, named Lao K in Chinese, stands on Coal Hill, a park in Beijing, a loop of rope in her hand. Will she assist her Chinese homestay mother, Li-Ming, who is dying of cancer, in ending her life, or will she choose another path? Twenty years later, Lao K receives a book written by Li-Ming called “Empire of Glass,” a narrative that chronicles the lives of Li-Ming and her husband, Wang, in pre and post-revolutionary China over the last half of the twentieth century. Lao K begins translating the story, which becomes the novel we are reading. But, as translator, how can Lao K separate fact from fiction, and what will her role be in the book’s final chapter?
A grand, experimental epic—Lao K’s story is told in footnotes that run throughout the book—that chronicles the seismic changes in China over the last half century through the lens of one family’s experiences, Empire of Glass is an investigation into the workings of human memory and the veracity of oral history that pushes the boundaries of language and form in stunning and unforgettable ways.

  • : Kaitlin Solimine
  • : Ig Publishing
  • : 06/20/2017
  • : 1632460556
  • : https://vimeo.com/223550349
  • : hello@kaitlinsolimine.com
  • : Katie Dudgeon
2017-07-10T22:57:17+00:00 Fiction, Staff Pick|0 Comments

The Proving

“Mandy, you are to inherit the farmhouse, including the business of the inn.”

She could scarcely find her voice to respond. “Ach, this must be a mistake,” she told him, shaking her head as she talked into the phone, feeling befuddled. “The house . . . and everything related to the inn . . . shouldn’t that go to Arie Mae?”

After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County’s most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What’s more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind–or that the inn’s clientele expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance? Or will this prove a dreadful mistake?

  • : Beverly Lewis
  • : Bethany House publishers
  • : 09/17/2017
  • : 0764219669
  • : 978-0764219665
  • : B072DYKN82
  • : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj9G-mqkd14
  • : brittany.higdon@bethanyhouse.com
  • : Bethany House
2017-06-24T09:28:06+00:00 Faith Based, Fiction|0 Comments

Red Gods Sing

Adding space opera grime grit & glory to the Sci-fi action & badass, the humor, gay romance & wide appeal of the lovable Brobots series comes Red Gods Sing.

A.I. didn’t turn out to be evil. It’s co-operative; it’s bold; it’s heroic – even loving, as a rule. Some humans, on the other hand, appear to be a different matter.

With a threat looming, can the Brobots rise up and fight back? Where will their decisions leave a post-singularity world?

  • : Trevor Barton
  • : Self Published
  • : 09/15/2017
  • : 1-5215-0213-7
  • : 978-152-1502-136
  • : B072V8ZWTB
  • : https://youtu.be/9VaCOHBCvQI
  • : trevor.barton@gmail.com
  • : Self-produced

Shortgrass

Mennonite farm boy Lance Roark’s faith is as big as the challenges he faces on his family’s drought-ravaged Dust Bowl spread on the old Chisholm Trail. He can also run over, around, and away from people on the football field and is a natural-born aviator. These abilities lead him to college gridiron glory and bring him into contact with famed aviators Charles Lindbergh and Wiley Post, entertainment icons Will Rogers and Bing Crosby, best-selling young author John F. Kennedy, and President Franklin Roosevelt.

As war clouds gather across the seas, Lance finds romance first with teenaged Chickasaw cowgirl and stunt flying sensation Sadie Stanton, then with beautiful oil heiress Mary Katherine Murchison, whose mesmerizing voice carries her to the heights of Big Band Era stardom. Nearly all of this crashes against his pious, peaceable ways. And it leads him into the dangerous world of America First, the Lindbergh-led organization that opposes the popular Roosevelt’s covert drive toward American involvement in World War II, now ablaze in both Europe and the Pacific.

When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, Lance, with his lifelong commitment never to raise his hand against another human being, faces his ultimate decision—whether to accept command of a B-17 Flying Fortress in which he would face, and inflict, mass slaughter in Nazi-occupied Europe amidst history’s most fearsome war.

  • : John J. Dwyer
  • : Tiree Press
  • : 05/25/2017
  • : 1633732037
  • : 978-1633732032
  • : B06XSSNW89
  • : https://vimeo.com/218549983
  • : grant@saleskit.io
  • : Grant Hobbs

The Last Refuge

Iraq, 1991:Operation Desert Storm. In a terrible friendly fire incident, a U.S. helicopter massacres a small convoy of American MPs. Among the dead: a mysterious American civilian engineer discovered by the soldiers behind enemy lines.

San Diego, CA, 1993: A freelance journalist is hired to research a story about a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the dead engineer’s widow against the government and the defense contractor which employed him But the government insists there is no lawsuit, and the contractor claims the engineer did not work for them. And someone is willing to kill to keep it that way.

Peter Brandt, the war-scarred journalist from Empty Places, returns in this story of greed, betrayal, and government secrets. With federal agents, foreign spies,and shady covert operatives standing in his way, Peter discovers patriotism is often the last refuge for those whose motives are far from patriotic. Can Peter expose the truth without becoming another victim of the wartime tragedy?

“…a first class performance from a writer at the very top of his game…” (SHOTS Magazine)

DUTY: Suspense and Mystery Stories from the Cold War and Beyond

A collection of previously published and new short stories by author Martin Roy Hill. In the title story, “Duty,” a Cold War soldier faces the prospect of starting WWIII. In “Something Far Away,” a former Coastguardsman must face his ghosts from the past. A Navy investigator faces a different kind of ghost aboard a nuclear aircraft carrier in “Destroyer Turns.” “Brandenberg’s Diaries” tells the story of a retired spy’s last mission during Glasnost. A group of soldiers faces the curse of war over several generations in “The Stragglers.” And in “The Use of Innocence,” a Vietnam vet contemplates a younger generation eager for another war.

“Hill’s writing is sparse but packs so much into each tale that you leave one story satisfied yet eager to dive into the next one. They are that good.” (Reader’s Favorite)

  • : Martin Roy Hill
  • : 32-32 North Publishing
  • : 08/13/12
  • : 1478207248
  • : 978-1478207245
  • : B008XC1P0Q
  • : https://youtu.be/nCGnXBmk1ik
  • : mrhill.author@gmail.com
  • : Martin Roy Hill

Empty Places

He warned her. People die in lonely and empty places. But she didn’t listen.

Peter Brandt is a war-scarred news service reporter who has seen more than he can bear to remember. Returning to the States, he discovers his former wife, TV reporter Robin Anderson, brutally murdered and the local cops doing nothing to find her killer. Driven by guilt and regret over his failed marriage, Peter sets out with an old friend, retired cop Matt Banyon, to find Robin’s killer. Following clues she left behind, Peter and Matt unearth a shadowy world of sex, drugs, political corruption, and a wealthy Cuban freedom fighter with a suspicious past. Peter and Matt soon become the hunted, and Peter must finally face his own demons – and death in a dark and empty place.

“A powerful and memorable thriller…” (Book Viral)

  • : Martin Roy Hill
  • : 32-32 North Publishing
  • : 10/11/13
  • : 1484058380
  • : 978-1484058381
  • : B00FUAPAH8
  • : https://youtu.be/73EdPQ_d63w
  • : mrhill.author@gmail.com
  • : Tanya Watt

The Killing Depths

A sub. A secret mission. And a serial killer.
Tom Clancy meets the Green River Killer

A killer lurks beneath the waves of the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Encinitas, the first attack submarine crewed by both men and women, stalks the Crescent Moon, a renegade Iranian sub armed with nuclear-tipped missiles. But another predator hides aboard the American sub, a murderer who has already left a trail of dead women behind on shore. While the crew of the Encinitas plays a deadly game of hide-and-seek with the Crescent Moon, NCIS investigator Linus Schag must discover the killer’s identity before his – or her – blood lust leads to the submarine’s total destruction.

  • : Martin Roy Hill
  • : 32-32 North Publishing
  • : 11/24/12
  • : 1480042633
  • : 978-1480042636
  • : B00ACTKN0G
  • : https://youtu.be/EsCZHbrsiyg
  • : mrhill.author@gmail.com
  • : Martin Roy Hill

EDEN: A Sci-Fi Novella

“If this is Paradise, how bad could Hell be?”

A sandstorm uncovers a long buried secret in the Iraqi desert, an ancient Sumerian temple dating back at least 6,000 years to the beginning of civilization. An American army patrol sent to investigate the ruins is trapped inside the temple’s eroded walls, first by an insurgent ambush then by another, even more powerful sandstorm. When an enemy mortar shell blasts an opening into a hidden burial chamber, Captain Adam Cadman and his soldiers take refuge deep in the ruins. What they find hidden inside threatens to destroy every belief about the beginnings of mankind–as well as modern civilization as we know it.

  • : Martin Roy Hill
  • : 32-32 North Publishing
  • : 11/15/14
  • : 1499201737
  • : 978-1499201734
  • : B00O5HYIQG
  • : https://youtu.be/cFJ8gotFR4Y
  • : mrhill.author@gmail.com
  • : Martin Roy Hill