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The Road Home

As the sun began to rise, Lena Rose leaned against the cool pane of the bus window and gazed out at the familiar landscape of her life. I’m leaving my family and everything I know behind. She sighed, trying to keep her composure.

Grieving the death of her Amish parents and the separation from her nine close-knit siblings, Lena Rose Schwartz consoles herself that her new life in Lancaster County won’t be forever. Surely someday soon she will return to her beloved Michigan settlement, including her beau. But even as she holds on to hope for a reunion with those she loves most, she discovers that Lancaster holds charms of its own. Will she find the courage to open her heart to other possibilities?

  • : Beverly Lewis
  • : Bethany House Publishers
  • : 04/03/2018
  • : 0764219677
  • : 978-0764219672
  • : B0787D4XJY
  • : https://youtu.be/URzNqJulWVE
  • : Brittany.Higdon@bethanyhouse.com
  • : Faceout Studios
2018-03-22T00:33:06+00:00 Faith Based, Fiction, Romance|0 Comments

Dead Girl Running

I have three confessions to make:

1. I’ve got the scar of a gunshot on my forehead.

2. I don’t remember an entire year of my life.

3. My name is Kellen Adams…and that’s half a lie.

Girl running…from a year she can’t remember, from a husband she prays is dead, from homelessness and fear. Tough, capable Kellen Adams takes a job as assistant manager of a remote vacation resort on the North Pacific Coast. There, amid the towering storms and the lashing waves, she hopes to find sanctuary. But when she discovers a woman’s dead and mutilated body, she’s soon trying to keep her own secrets while investigating first one murder…then another.

Now every guest and employee is a suspect. Every friendly face a mask. Every kind word a lie. Kellen’s driven to defend her job, her friends and the place she’s come to call home. Yet she wonders—with the scar of a gunshot on her forehead and amnesia that leaves her unsure of her own past, could the killer be staring her in the face?

Strutting and Fretting

“At the forefront of all the serious new fiction released this year.” – Midwest Book Review

School’s over, and Bob has landed an acting job at a major repertory theatre on the California coast. But instead of relishing his success, Bob is preoccupied with doubts about his talent, his life choices and his future. And his wife has left him. And he’s broke.

But hey – four months of solid work is something, right? Maybe, just maybe, Bob can turn his life around over the summer – and perhaps be invited to keep his job in the fall. But it may take a resolve and a determination that Bob does not, at this point in his life, have an abundance of:

“Who am I to think I can do this? My marriage is failing, my tenure in the Ivory Tower of Education is over and my MFA degree is really a great credential for a career in fast food. What does it matter to the deep fryer guy that I’ve done the definitive Macbeth at age 24?”

Life to Bob: Make something happen. October is bearing down fast.

2018-02-14T07:07:45+00:00 Fiction|0 Comments

The Maw: A Novel

For fans of Clive Cussler and Michael Crichton, a thrilling tale of an underground expedition to the deep . . . and the ultimate struggle for survival.

IQ84

A virus has killed everyone in America with an IQ over 84. Most politicians are still alive.

2018-02-09T06:10:16+00:00 Featured, Fiction, Humor|0 Comments

Escape to Clown Town

General Sharaya touched Duchess’ dark brown hair as she lay weak and dying on the cold stone floor of their jail cell. The dark star Epsilon Eridani finally succeeded in taking her star stone. Duchess has yet to learn that General Sharaya is her cousin and that she herself is Faree.

18 year old Duchess is a simple village girl that has no idea that she is at the center of the most epic war of the ages that is soon to come. Duchess tries desperately to escape her village upbringing and dreams of becoming a dancer in the famous Royal Clown Ballet. Duchess has not been told the truth about her royal fairy lineage and falls victim to a universal plot; conjured by the dark star Epsilon Eridani. The clowns easily ensnare Duchess by seducing her with the life she’s always dreamed of.

After Duchess escapes her kidnapper, she wakes up in the grandest room she has ever been in. When she gets up to look out of her window, she realizes that she is in the Grand Clown Plaza Hotel located in the center of Clown Town. King Clownington quickly learns of Duchess’ arrival to Clown Town and immediately plots with Epsilon on how to extract her star stone. Epsilon learned from killing many fairies that star stones must be freely given in order to retain their power and cannot be extracted under duress. King Clownington orders his son Jax to court Duchess and the entire clown family does all that they can to trick Duchess into sacrificing her stone.

Duchess falls in love with the king’s son but starts to grow suspicious when she tries to leave Clown Town and is not able to. General Sharaya sends Duchess a seemingly cryptic message about the clowns that Duchess fails to understand, until it’s too late. With the universe on the brink of a war that has the power to penetrate space and time, will Duchess become trapped by her hatred of the clowns or freed by her new found destiny?

The Hand of an Angel

The heart. A simple pump. The one constant that defines human life. Tom Boyand’s heart has stopped – he lies dead on a table. His colleagues wait to bring him back. A devoted family man and respected cardiologist, Tom is obsessed with the near-death experiences of his patients. An obsession that’s led him to this point. But something goes wrong. He’s gone for too long and sees too much of the other side.  And now the other side wants him back.

Rose of Anzio Book 1 – Moonlight

A WWII epic love story taking you from pre-war Chicago to the Battle of Anzio in Italy and beyond

Strutting and Fretting

School’s over, and Bob has landed an acting job at a major repertory theatre on the California coast. But instead of relishing his success, Bob is preoccupied with doubts about his talent, his life choices and his future. And his wife has left him. And he’s broke.

But hey – four months of solid work is something, right? Maybe, just maybe, Bob can turn his life around over the summer – and perhaps be invited to keep his job in the fall. But it may take a resolve and a determination that Bob does not, at this point in his life, have an abundance of:

“Who am I to think I can do this? My marriage is failing, my tenure in the Ivory Tower of Education is over and my MFA degree is really a great credential for a career in fast food. What does it matter to the deep fryer guy that I’ve done the definitive Macbeth at age 24?”

Life to Bob: Make something happen. October is bearing down fast.

2018-01-20T20:29:06+00:00 Fiction|0 Comments

Arctic Pizza

The iron ore mine supporting the tiny town of Kirkenes in Northern Norway, went bankrupt in the autumn of 2015, sending more than a thousand people into unemployment just before Christmas. Many of them ended up in desperate situations, with mortgages impossible to maintain. And with houses difficult to sell due to the inevitable drop in the real estate market, they could not leave Kirkenes to find work elsewhere, either. The years leading up to the bankruptcy saw economic growth, high salaries and optimism, with correspondingly high levels of consumption. Many people signed expensive credit loans to finance high cost purchases which are impossible to sell now, and with down payments they cannot afford. With warmth and humor, the novel Arctic Pizza intends to tell the story of six of these people,

who find an unorthodox way of solving their financial problems.

2017-12-16T09:32:39+00:00 Fiction, Staff Pick|15 Comments

A Knight in Dented Armor

Phillip Miiithainson (Long I long A and yes, it’s spelled right), fell in love from a distance. Wanting to get away from his traumatic past, he moves across country and sets himself up in a basement apartment just down the street from where the Sister missionary he fell in love with. He has Diplomas on his wall, a business in his name set up in his living room and a diamond ring in his Briefcase.
Shellie’s thoughts and nightly dreams are filled with finding a missionary whom she only knows his nickname. She’s not sure how she feels about this Phillip, who is one surprise after another. Nor is she able to maneuver the internet to find the missionary she’s looking for. Will either of them end up with the beginnings they so want?

  • : Vickie A. Stewart
  • : Safe Waters Books
  • : 10/16/2017
  • : 10 1978092083
  • : 13 978-1978092082
  • : B0769XTWK8
  • : https://youtu.be/V9Dg5PW1S_o
  • : vickie@vickieastewart.com
  • : Laura N. Stewart

Best Day Ever

In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life.

“I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…”

Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.

But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?

Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion.

Praise for Best Day Ever

“An unreliable and chillingly unrepentant narrator.” —Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and The Outliers

“Highly entertaining and truly surprising!” —Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year

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|10 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|16 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/