|August 8, 2014||Filled under Bargain Books, Uncategorized|
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|August 4, 2014||Filled under Mystery Thriller, Uncategorized|
One Amazon readers calls today’s nail-biting suspense, “A thrilling, fast paced spy novel, which doesn’t have a dull moment.” The Hell of Osirak: Betrayal (Book One of the Betrayal, Redemption and Salvation Trilogy) by Jaye Rothman already boasts an impressive 4.8 stars with over 20 reviews.
A Brief Synopsis of The Hell of Osirak: Betrayal:
DO YOU LOVE EXCITING NAIL BITING THRILLERS? The year is 1981. The Osirak nuclear facility will become operational in a few weeks. Can British MI6 agent Nikki Sinclair stop an Armageddon of unimaginable horror and destruction from engulfing the Middle East? Sinclair is sent on a mission that will be fraught with danger, deception and betrayal. Unexpectedly she encounters her ex-lover, Dvora Bar Zahavi who is an agent for the Mossad, is this a coincidence? Or are dark forces gathering around Sinclair?
This fast paced, action packed, grand panoramic spy thriller is set in five countries and over three continents. Loosely based on a true story, code named Operation Opera by the Israelis, this exciting book by Jaye Rothman will intrigue and entertain you
About the Author:
In 1980 Jaye Rothman was flying to Johannesburg, when the plane was scheduled to make a short stop over. It didn’t. The passengers were informed there was a strike. The scene in the airport and the journey to the hotel, was exactly how it’s described in the book. Jaye and the other passengers were in transit for three days, and relieved of their passports. This is Jaye Rothman’s debut full length novel.
What Readers Are Saying About The Hell of Osirak: Betrayal:
“Swiftly paced and full of action, drama, and intrigue, this one is an entertaining read if you are a fan of suspense novels.” –Online Book Reviews
“Rothman’s writing is propulsive, sexy, ridden with tension and relieved by sensual intimacy encounters. She knows the territory well and proves that she has indeed been successful in creating a credible, delectable female spy character who seems to have a future in subsequent novels.” –Grady Harp
“This book just took my breath away!!…This book is gold and I’d suggest you just go for it!! You’d be happy that you did!” — JEN
|July 29, 2014||Filled under Uncategorized|
Prepare to get your heart racing and mind spinning. Today’s dark, twisted thrill-ride is the suspense/thriller/horror novel, MILK-BLOOD by Mark Matthews. It currently has a 4.6 star rating and readers are raving. Mark’s previous book, On the Lips of Children, is currently a semi-finalist for the 2014 Best Kindle Book Awards.
Let’s Take a Look at MILK-BLOOD:
Lilly is ten years old, born with a heart defect, and already addicted to heroin. Her mother is gone from her life, and there are rumors that she was killed by her father and buried near the abandoned house across the street. The house intrigues her, she can’t stay away, and the monstrous homeless man who lives there has been trying to get Lilly to come inside.
For her mother is there, buried in the back, and this homeless man is Lilly’s true father, and both want their daughter back.
About the Author:
Mark Matthews’ novel “On the Lips of Children,” from Books of the Dead Press, was nominated as a semi-finalist for the 2014 Best Kindle Book Awards. The follow up to this novel, MILK-BLOOD, is set within the urban blight of Detroit and is also based on a true setting and some true circumstances. STRAY was his first novel, and takes place at a substance abuse treatment center with an animal shelter right next door within barking distance.
Matthews is an avid runner, and his second novel, The Jade Rabbit, is the story of a woman, adopted from China, who is raised in Detroit and runs marathons to deal with lingering trauma. A non-fiction book on running and addiction called “Chasing the Dragon: Running to Get High” is also available on amazon. He blogs at “Writing, Running, and Chasing the Dragon.”
What Fans Are Saying About MILK-BLOOD:
“What a dark, twisted and bizarre book this was. One of the most striking urban horror stories I have read in a long time” ~Adam Light, author of Gone
“Incredibly powerful. One of the most original horror novels I have read in years. Guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat” ~The Horror Bookshelf Blog
“The originality and tension is evident on every page. Not for the faint of heart, this story of love, loss, family and acceptance is a rollercoaster ride from start to finish” ~Richard Thomas, author of Staring Into the Abyss
|July 26, 2014||Filled under Uncategorized|
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|July 15, 2014||Filled under Uncategorized|
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|July 10, 2014||Filled under Uncategorized|
Read the delightful, entertaining romance book that Flashlight Commentary Book Blog calls, “…brimming with both humor and heart.” Come Dancing by Leslie Wells has a sizzling 4.8 star rating. Don’t miss this one.
A Little About Come Dancing:
Julia is a book-loving publisher’s assistant. Jack is a famous British rock star. “Opposites attract” is an understatement. Julia Nash lives in New York City, and likes to go out dancing with her best friend, Vicky. One night, a hot British guitarist invites them to his VIP section—and things take off from there … Jack exposes Julia to new experiences, from exclusive nightclubs in SoHo to the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. Their torrid relationship takes her to heights she’s never known—and plunges her into depths she’s never imagined.
About the Author:
Leslie Wells left her small Southern town in 1979 for graduate school in New York City. After receiving her Master’s in English Lit, she got her first job in book publishing. She has edited forty-eight New York Times bestsellers in her over thirty-year career, including thirteen number one New York Times bestsellers. Leslie has worked with numerous internationally known authors, musicians, actors, actresses, television and radio personalities, athletes, and coaches. She lives on Long Island, New York.
What Fans Are Saying About Come Dancing:
“Julia is such a relatable character and her steamy relationship with Jack is so much fun to read.” –Kirsten
“I was so delighted with this story. I loved the characters, their development, and the sweet nostalgia it awoke in me. It was a perfect read — intelligent but easy, satisfying but surprising. You’ll gobble it up.” –Maxine
“A very entertaining and fun summer read! The author captured the time period beautifully and crafted a story we probably all would love to have lived!” –R.A.
If you haven’t picked up the entertaining, steamy romance, Come Dancing, do it today.
|July 2, 2014||Filled under Uncategorized|
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|June 28, 2014||Filled under Kindle Books, Uncategorized|
10 Kindle Books you must add to your collection today. You’ll be glad you did.
From his base on the riverboat BELLE CHASSE, former Navy SEAL Glenn Kenney mounts a search for the man who brutally murdered Kenney’s ex-wife. His search brings him into confrontation then collaboration with Detective Sergeant Connie Mellor of the New Orleans Police Department. The manhunt stretches from the banks of the Mississippi River to the depths of the Caribbean Sea and uncovers a brand new kind of sunken treasure.
Vigilante detective Emily Stone continues her covert pursuits to find serial killers and child abductors, all under the radar while shadowing police investigations. Emily searches for an abducted nine-year-old girl taken by ruthless and enterprising slave brokers. Following the clues from California to the garden island of Kauai, she begins to piece together the evidence and ventures deep into the jungle. It doesn’t take long before Emily is thrown into the middle of murder, mayhem, and conspiracy. Locals aren’t talking as a serial killer now stalks the island, taking women in a brutal frenzy of ancient superstitions and folklore. Local cops are unprepared for what lies ahead. In a race against the clock, Emily and her team must identify the killer before time runs out.
Lyrissa is a woman on a mission with a haunted past. Peggy is a woman in a new world on a quest. The Agency and the Guard both want Peggy. Will Lyrissa help the Queen and the Guard for a healthy sum or will she find the courage to let Peggy leave so they can both go home?
Kathleen and Josie Colby stand alone in the boom-town of Skagway. They are newly arrived and penniless amid the violence and greed of the gold miners and those who prey upon them. It is 1899 and the gold rush has transformed Alaska into the favored destination for the dreamers and desperadoes of the world. Strong and spirited, Kathleen will do anything to protect her helpless sister Josie. When it appears that Josie may be placed in an asylum, Kathleen turns to a handsome and plausible man for help. She believes he will marry her and help her care for her sister. But he is not to be trusted. In a drunken rage, he assaults her and leaves her bleeding on the muddy streets of Skagway. With both her parents dead, Kathleen resolves to make her way to New York City, where she believes her father’s parents live. She does not know them, but she cannot think of anywhere else to turn. In a journey full of dangerous adventure, she travels across the breadth of America, on foot, on horseback, and in that astonishing innovation called the passenger train. She and her sister experience first-hand the amazing changes that come with the birth of the twentieth century. Though she begins her journey thoughtless and innocent, Kathleen learns to survive in a savage world. She will shoot to kill if she must in order to protect her sister and herself. A man of many secrets intrudes upon her journey, riding with her as she crosses America by train. He helps her out of trouble more than once, but she refuses to care for him. Will the hardships she has endured forever close her heart to love?
Flaming hair, and a knot on the back of the head would have been enough to discourage most boys, but it only lit the fire under Robert’s passion for inventing. Robert’s first invention was a rocket plane.
The child ran through the dark forest, sobbing, breathless, oblivious to the driving rain that soaked his matted hair and plastered the flimsy shirt against his skin. Jagged streaks of lightning cut across the night sky, creating a stark backdrop for the swaying black oaks silhouetted above him. He ran, stumbled, fell, and ran again, heart pounding in his thin chest, the sound of his own blood roaring in his ears. Cold rain stabbed like prickly needles at his face and bare arms, and clutching fingers of underbrush tore at his clothing. But still he ran, driven not by reason or logic but by basic primal instinct—the instinct to survive.
Hex signs protect the town’s barns and outbuildings. A local tannery spews poison on land and in the river. And babies disappear at birth. Wump Hozer, an orphan and one-time felon who earned his nickname from the sound a crowbar makes when it hits a man’s head, is the custodian of Our Lady of the Innocents parish in Three Bridges, PA. Wump fought all his life against the tannery’s waste, against God, and against the blind eyes of his good neighbors. Childhood memories and strange presentments plague him when a brick wall unearthed at the site of a new restaurant collapses and raw sewage carries hundreds of bones into the pit left behind. It looks like the Devil has made Three Bridges his new playground; a blasphemous bible will tell Wump why.
California Territory, 1848. Gold has been discovered, emptying the village of San Francisco of its male population. Steam-powered technology is still in its infancy. At 19, Englishwoman Sensibility Grey has spent her life tinkering in her father’s laboratory and missing the finer points of proper British life. But when her father dies in penury, she’s shipped to San Francisco and to the protection of an uncle she’s never met. The California Territory may hold more dangers than even the indomitable Miss Grey can manage. Pursued by government agents, a secret society, and the enigmatic Mr. Krieg Night, Sensibility must decipher the clockwork secrets in her father’s final journal, unaware she’ll change the world forever. Magic, mayhem, and mechanicals. STEAM AND SENSIBILITY is a pre-Steampunk novel of paranormal suspense set in the wild west of the California gold rush.
In the aftermath of a nuclear explosion, eight kids must work together to survive. Kirkus Reviews calls The Doomsday Kids: “A strong start to a post-apocalyptic series”. Nineteen five-star reviews.
A story of friendship as two boys struggle to find their way home.
|June 24, 2014||Filled under Uncategorized|
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|June 23, 2014||Filled under Uncategorized|
Don’t miss the hot new romance book that Romance Junkies calls, “…cocky sarcasm and hilarious wit into every tormented turn, a more winning combination can’t be found…so rare and singularly satisfying, that every word really deserves to be savored.” MacFarland’s Lass, Book 2 in the Scottish Lasses Series by Glynnis Campbell is a must-read Scottish Medieval gem.
Take A Peak At MacFarland’s Lass:
A woman with a legacy…a man with a secret. She seeks to avenge her mother’s murder. He seeks to reconcile himself to his father’s death. Josselin Ancrum, a sword-wielding Scottish war-orphan-turned-spy for Queen Mary, has her eye on Drew MacAdam, suspecting the golfing “Highlander” isn’t quite who he claims to be. Drawn together by fate, Drew and Jossy are swept up in their desire and the designs of their warring queens, until they uncover a terrible secret that binds their star-crossed souls.
What Fans Are Saying About MacFarland’s Lass:
“…a delightful romance set in 16th-century Scotland….Readers weary of Scottish romance cliches will be thrilled to see these cheeky commoners trading blows and puns far away from drafty castles.”–Publishers Weekly, Starred Review *
“…filled with witty banter and wily swordplay…beautiful and entertaining…a sidesplitting swashbuckling good time.” –Joyfully Reviewed *
“…scalding heat between the characters…definitely a page-turner with surprises at every turn.” –FreshFiction.com
Don’t miss today’s must-read Scottish medieval gem, MacFarland’s Lass.
|June 14, 2014||Filled under Uncategorized|
Find out why one Amazon reader calls The Collection of Heng Souk, “A riveting tale that grabs you and won’t let go…” It already boasts an outstanding 5 star rating with 18 reviews. Don’t miss this beautifully penned literary fiction, grab it today.
A Little About The Collection of Heng Souk:
When her father dies, Sun visits his estranged brother, Heng Souk to return a surprise package. When she discovers a notebook written by an American POW detailing his torturous relationship with his captor, she is startled by what she learns.
Meanwhile, Thomas Allen, still reeling from the death of his daughter and the breakup of his marriage, is told that the man he always called Dad was not his biological father. His mother gives him a batch of letters she still has from the ‘real’ disappeared father. Their tragically unresolved love story prompts Thomas to find out why his mother’s ‘greatest love’ never returned to her after the Vietnam War.
His search leads him to the notorious prison ‘the Citadel’, and to Sun and her uncle. Despite the hostility of her brutal husband and deceitful mother, Sun and Thomas begin a perilous relationship. Aware that the fate of Thomas’ father is revealed in Ephraim’s notebook, she is torn between helping Thomas in his search and the damaging effect revealing what is in the notebook will mean for all of them.
About the Author:
S.R. Wilsher’s stories are each aimed at different audiences. He has searched for a style and voice, and found that voice with The Collection of Heng Souk. It’s one he intends to return to with books five and six.
He is married with two children and live a few minutes’ walk from the beach in Dorset, England. He now works as a Data Manager in Clinical Research. He’s been writing his entire adult life. It’s only recently that he’s stopped pretending about a salaried career.
What Fans Are Saying About The Collection of Heng Souk:
“Wilsher has a marvelous voice for realistic dialog between characters and profound internal dialog among his protagonists…In the end, the characters are unique, well fleshed-in and, changed.” –Amazon Reviewer
“I fell in love with all of the characters and honestly want the best for each of them, flaws and all. It really hit me on all levels, emotionally and mentally.” -Ang
“The language is literate and used with elegance. I recommend you read this unknown book and find a truly gifted writer.” –Top 500 Amazon Reviewer
Don’t miss today’s riveting literary fiction, The Collection of Heng Souk.
|June 1, 2014||Filled under Uncategorized|
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|May 31, 2014||Filled under Uncategorized|
Where Does Jesus Christ Fit in a UFO Universe?
The answer may surprise you. The answer may change you.
ALIEN: Examining Jesus Christ in a UFO Universe, a NEW release from Amazon bestselling author, Jeff Bennington, will take you on a journey of research and spiritual discovery that is timely and familiar. With the rise of UFO accounts and alien abductions, many people are wondering where Jesus Christ fits in a UFO universe? This book endeavors to answer that question by examining fascinating accounts in the bible and other ancient texts that are remarkably similar to today’s UFO and alien encounters.
After following the History Channel’s Ancient Alien program, Jeff began researching the bible and other ancient texts used by ancient astronaut theorists. Initially, he set out to prove that Jesus fit into their premise–that humans are descendants of an alien race–but that’s not what he found. What he actually discovered will blow your mind.
One reviewer stated, “I absolutely LOVED this book and highly recommend it! Whether you do or don’t consider yourself a Christian, you should read this book. But if you are a Christian with an interest in aliens and UFO’s, then you MUST read this book! Alien: Examining Jesus Christ in a UFO Universe offers a very compelling and philosophical argument involving modern UFO/alien concepts against what was documented in Scripture. You might be shocked at how similar they are.” ~ Jason Sheroan
Another reviewer said, “Jeff survived [his journey], and has returned with a “gift” to the community. In Mr. Bennington’s case “the gift” is his book, Alien: Examining Jesus Christ in a UFO Universe. I have read the entire Bible many times, but in Mr. Bennington’s book found several passages I had overlooked. I also found passages familiar to me, but was challenged to consider them in a new light. Mr. Bennington is not an evangelizer for his findings. He merely presents them for what they are: a gift and resource to fellow searchers. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is a good read, filled with interesting ideas and well researched material.” ~ Marsha Blacklidge.
If you are intrigued or puzzled by the ideas suggested in the popular cable programs, you will find Alien: Examining Jesus Christ in a UFO Universe, a very informative and entertaining must read.Where does Jesus Christ fit in a UFO universe? You decide… after reading the book.
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|May 23, 2014||Filled under Kindle Books, Uncategorized|
Romance, Sci-Fi and Thrillers…Oh My! No matter what your favorite genre, you’ll find the right Kindle books here.
It was the summer of 1985, and she was young and inexperienced, but longing to love and to be loved in return, when he entered her life.
A contemporary romance that will break your heart, then put it back together again.
Complete Series: Episodes 1-3 in One Volume Operation Z-Day The world is about to change. A malicious virus infects thousands, then millions, killing the elderly, young and weak. Infected survivors descend near to death, only to emerge wanton beasts, driven by carnal instincts and desperate madness. Raven Falconer, a fledgling author, retreats to the mountains of serene Banff National Park, only to find herself cut off from friends and family. Peril, beyond earthly reason, sets the unwitting characters into motion, seeking each other out and charting their destiny. Rise of the Huskers For Biathlon Olympian, Nathan Edwards, life as he knows it is over. Pummeled by the disease he survives and embraces his new Husker identity. Using a remnant of cerebral function, he controls his mindless ‘pack’, which kills indiscriminately to satisfy their fleshy urges. Unchecked, they run amok, threatening the resort community and propelling three groups to a horrific engagement, where to kill is the only option. Vengeance Fulfilled Raven, Ziggy, Mick and more long to be free, but for many, including a native band led by an opportunistic chieftain, civil war seems inevitable. Factions, galvanized by a need to survive, rally around leaders, some virtuous and some morally corrupt. However, a wretched blackness clouds the land, suggesting goodness will not always triumph over evil . . . but sweet vengeance may be its own reward.
What would happen to a child of great potential who suddenly loses everyone he loves and has no relatives to take him in? With no one to love him, no one to protect him, no one to guide him and no one to ease the pain, what would become of him? Taylor Made Owens is the story of a boy, Bobby Owens, caught in this predicament. Blessed by nature with brilliance, athletic talent, humor and looks, and nurtured by caring, loving parents, the eight-year-old has no conception that life could be anything other than perfect. But in a flash, it’s all gone: family, house, home – everything. He moves in with his elderly grandmother, his only living relative, but she dies within a few years. Left to the foster care system, what becomes of him? In the midst of all this misfortune he has a stroke of luck, though it doesn’t appear so at the time: he meets the Taylor family. Lisa Taylor, a social worker assigned his case after the 14-year-old breaks the law, realizes his potential and tries to help. Through her he meets the other central characters in the book: Jennifer Taylor, her 14-year-old niece, and Kristen Taylor, her 13-year-old daughter. The book follows the often-stormy relationships he has with both girls over the next 16 years. Although the relationships are front-and-centre, the story touches on divers timeless questions about the meaning of life and death – God versus oblivion, good versus evil, nature versus nurture, fate versus chance, war versus peace, liberal versus conservative – through the exploration of everyday interactions between the protagonists and through several defining events in their lives. Ultimately, it is a story about the centrality of family to our lives, how lost and lonely we are without it and how important it is to get it back if we lose it. It should appeal to any reasonably intelligent reader who likes a well written, thought provoking, easy to read, fast-paced and interesting story. It’s a novel in the classical tradition, one where the story unfolds through the characters. It is a book that readers can savor; one that gets better and better as it goes because the readers come to care for the characters; one that they will want to read again sometime because it engages their deeper emotions and enduring preoccupations.
In one day Scai has gone from being considered unusual by the people of her little Welsh village to an outcast fleeing for her life. Left on the church steps as a baby, she knows nothing of her history—or her abilities. Did she really stop the rain just by wishing it to stop? But she is determined to learn all she can. Traveling alone to find her family seems to be the only way she’s going to find the answers she seeks. Her journey leads her to the comical old knight Sir Dagonet, who tells her that she is one of a magical people called the Vallen. Together they continue on, joined by the handsome Dylan and the fiery Bridget on a new quest—to find the fabled Merlin’s Chalice, said to hold all the power of the entrapped wizard. Together, Scai, Dylan and Bridget discover that they are the long awaited Children of Avalon, destined to save the world from power-hungry Lady Nimuë—unless she kills them first. Along the way, Scai finds magic—both in the wind and air that she can control at will, and in the sweet ache of a first love that she cannot.
Neuroscience research is producing an almost constant stream of new discoveries that are unlocking the secrets of how our brains work. For those of us directly involved in this research of the human brain, it is a very exciting time. However, very few people outside of the neuroscience community understand these discoveries well enough to take advantage of them or apply them to their own lives in a way that gets meaningful results.
Rising Leviathan is the latest science-fiction, international thriller in the After Eden series by Austin Dragon
Psycho Meets Miss Congeniality. Professional crisis manager Philippa Tannenbaum is spokesperson for the law enforcement task force charged with solving a high-profile case. She never dreams her position as Homecoming Pageant Director and her second-place finish in the previous year’s competition has placed her on a serial killer’s hit list. Always a runner-up in life, she wants to finally come in first at finding the killer targeting the current crop of beauties. Her friend Luke Slaughter, a Graysville city cop, shows up at Philippa’s office, assigned to partner with her in solving the case and to protect her 24/7 for the duration. Unfortunately, he’s also the man she hooked up with for a one-night stand when she broke up with her fiance. Working with her is going to be less than easy, for a number of reasons…
New book by bestselling author Jeff Gunhus — Allison McNeil promised herself she would never return to Annapolis, but chasing serial killer Arnie Milhouse proved too great an opportunity to pass up.
The exciting, action-packed follow-up to Soul Meaning and the second installment in the award-winning supernatural thriller series Seventeen. The perfect immortal warrior. A set of stolen, priceless artifacts. An ancient sect determined to bring about the downfall of human civilization. When a team of scientists unearth scriptures older than the Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave in the Eastern Desert mountains in Egypt, a mystery lost to the tides of time is uncovered. Heading the expedition is Crovir noble Dimitri Reznak. But the discovery is spoiled by evidence of looting and half the priceless artifacts Reznak has been seeking for centuries have disappeared. Alexa King is a covert agent for the Crovir First Council. When she is approached by her godfather for a mission that could help elucidate the enigma of her lost past, she finds herself delving into the dangerous and shadowy world of secret religious societies. Assigned by Reznak to assist her is Zachary Jackson, a gifted human and Harvard archaeology professor. In their search for the missing artifacts, King and Jackson travel from North Africa to the doors of Vatican City itself, where they unveil a centuries-old plan that aims to shatter the very structure of civilized society. With the help of Reznak and a group of unexpected allies, they must stop the enemy and uncover the astonishing truth behind the missing artifacts and King’s own unearthly origins before all is lost.
|May 17, 2014||Filled under Romance, Uncategorized|
Get lost in today’s beautiful and compelling love story, The Handfasting by David Burnett. It currently has a 4.6 star rating with 24 reviews. Reader Tracy Riva says, “This story is so touching, so emotional and so real… It deals realistically with some really difficult and sensitive issues and Burnett handles it all with just the right touch. I absolutely recommend this book.”
A story of love renewed, a suitor spurned, a vicious attack, a struggle for healing. It is a story of love that survives.
A Little About The Handfasting:
Standing before the altar, they were handfasted in the Celtic custom, engaged to be married. For a decade, she had been waiting, hoping, praying. Today ─ her birthday─ she finds a vase of yellow roses waiting for her. Stephen, though, is not Katherine’s only suitor. Bill Wilson has known her since they were in high school. He has longed to wed her, and he finally decides to stake his claim. Although the action occurs primarily in New York City, psychologically, the story is set in a small town in Virginia. Change came slowly to the South in the seventies, and attitudes toward women were difficult to change. Women were expected to be subservient to men, to have children, to keep house. These attitudes threaten to destroy Katherine and the life of which she dreams.
About the Author:
David Burnett’s first novel,The Reunion, is set in nearby Charleston. The Handfasting is his second novel. While most of the events in the story take place in New York City, psychologically, the story is set in the rural South of the 1970’s. David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.
Praise for The Handfasting:
“The Handfasting is a book that left me with my jaw hanging open more than once (and I am not easily shocked!) David Burnett’s second book shows his ability to tell compelling stories about love lost and found again.” –Suzanne
“…an excellent read with a beautiful love story. It had my attention from beginning all the way to the end.” –Len Phelps
“David Burnett’s second book proves he is not destined to be a “one-hit wonder.” The details of the scenes, whether in New York or Europe, shows the reader that he has personally explored them, which makes you feel like you are walking alongside the characters.
Another outstanding book by one of my favorite authors…” –Sheryl Starnes
Don’t hesitate to grab your copy of the compelling, beautiful love story, The Handfastingtoday.
|April 7, 2014||Filled under Self Help, Uncategorized|
Are you ready to improve your writing? You don’t want to miss today’s guide for aspiring writers, Writing in a Nutshell: Writing Workshops to Improve Your Craft (Writing in a Nutshell Series) by Jessica Bell. This must-have 3 in 1 writing workshop already boasts an impressive 4.7 star rating.
A Little About Writing in a Nutshell:
An all-in-one edition of the three “Writing in a Nutshell” workbooks: “Show & Tell in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing”; “Adverbs & Clichés in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Subversions of Adverbs & Clichés into Gourmet Imagery”; and “The Six Senses in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Bleak to Bold Narrative.”
In each book, you will find “before” and “after” writing examples demonstrating the transition from weak to strong writing, and encourage you to follow clear and simple self-teaching steps.
Not only is this all-in-one workbook an excellent addition to any creative writing course, but also a great primary learning tool for aspiring writers. Even if you’re an established writer, the exercises in this book will keep you at the top of your game.
About the Author:
The Australian-native contemporary fiction author and poet, Jessica Bell, also makes a living as an editor and writer for global ELT publishers (English Language Teaching), such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, Macmillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning. She is the Co-Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and co-hosts the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop on the Greek Isle of Ithaca, with Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest. For more information please visit: Website: www.jessicabellauthor.com Blog: www.thealliterativeallomorph.blogspot.com Vine Leaves: www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com Retreat: www.hwrw.blogspot.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/MsBesieBell Facebook: www.facebook.com/author.jessica.bell
What Readers Are Saying About Writing in a Nutshell:
“Brilliant practical advice on the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. Friendly, educational and easy to navigate, Bell’s workshops will empower writers of all skill levels.” ~Dawn Dalton, co-author of Killer’s Instinct
“In each Nutshell guide, Jessica Bell provides a focused and effective master class on a single aspect of the writer’s craft. To read each book feels like taking a personal tutorial, with expert advice couched in friendly, supportive terms and reinforced by carefully planned exercises. A highly recommended source of practical help to refine any author’s writing skills.” ~Debbie Young, author of Sell Your Books and editor of The Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Advice Blog.
If you haven’t grabbed today’s must-have writing workshops, Writing in a Nutshell, do it now.
|April 7, 2014||Filled under Christian Romance, Uncategorized|
He’s an orphan, She’s a tomboy, They’re both soldiers…Don’t miss today’s exciting new christian romantic suspense, Jack and Jill: Army by Ansley Gilmore.
A Brief Synopsis of Jack and Jill: Army:
Lieutenant Jill Jacobson is determined to prove herself in a man’s world, the Army, but she needs an experienced partner to do so. She handpicked Sargent Jack Savage to be her sniping partner because he’s tough, and has a protective spirit—both of which will be needed on their first mission. She must convince him that she’s a worthy leader: fearless, trustworthy, and capable in combat so that he will obey her commands without doubt or hesitation.
Jack aspires to lead a sniper team, and loathes taking orders from a woman, and a skinny one at that. But, his tough demeanor is pricked by her courageous attitude and uncanny ability to get her job done under dangerous and demanding conditions.
When Jack and Jill parachute into the jungle of South America, neither realize the scope of the peril, and attraction, that will arise.
If you haven’t grabbed today’s christian romantic suspense, Jack and Jill: Army, what are you waiting for?