The Gospel of Pilate by Paul E. Creasy

For two thousand years, the name of Pontius Pilate has been remembered with vile contempt. Cursed by countless generations for his one fateful decision, this otherwise obscure Roman bureaucrat has been forever damned in the eyes of history. Now, however, a subway construction project under the streets of modern Rome has inadvertently uncovered the archeological find of the millennium. Inside a long forgotten chamber beneath the ruins of Nero’s Golden House, a confidential report to Emperor Tiberius has been discovered that could turn all of history on its head.

In this fast-paced, action-packed, historical thriller, archeologist Dr. Thomas Lampton and his girlfriend, Victoria Alberghetti, will have their relationship tested, and their comfortable world turned upside down as a result of this astonishing find. After translating the ancient scrolls, Thomas uncovers the story — behind the story — of the most famous trial in history. A lifelong skeptic, reading the eyewitness account of the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, from Pontius Pilate’s perspective, throws everything he thought he once knew into chaos. It also puts he and Victoria’s lives in jeopardy.

Men will kill to acquire these priceless documents. Powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep their explosive secrets hidden. Because now, after centuries of silence, Pontius Pilate will finally have his say. His answer to the most important question ever asked, what is truth, will shake the world to its very foundations.

Author: Paul E. Creasy

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
140 reviews

HUGO How Two Boys Learned of Life From a Killer Shark by Michael McEachern

Hugo is the story of two boys, friends since early childhood, and their quest to catch a giant shark that swam the waters of coastal South Carolina during the summer of 1960. From the time they first sighted the behemoth they spent every day and many nights in the creeks, rivers and off the beaches of Beaufort County trying to catch a beast that dwarfed their leaky wooden skiff.

It is a story of a simpler time. The boys boat had no depth meter and no compass. There were no cell phones, yet parents routinely allowed their children to vanish down the river for days on end to fish and explore and socialize, an easy parental willingness that ended when townspeople began being killed by a shark bigger than anyone had ever seen.

It is a story of adventure, and of a summer that began in innocence, but ended in a tragedy that forced the boys toward manhood.

Author: Michael McEachern

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
145 reviews

Forever Cowboys Six Pack Omnibus by Hope Whitley

This is a six pack omnibus containing books one through six in the Forever Cowboys series. 1. Cowboys are Forever2. The Color of Forever3. Two Times Forever4. Cowgirls are Forever5. Love You Forever6. Finding ForeverYou will find a recurring cast of characters in all of these books, but each one is a complete, stand alone book with no cliffhangers. Every book has its own hero and heroine. This is a special promo price for a limited time, so take advantage of it to get yourself six western romance books at a bargain!

Author: Hope Whitley

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
145 reviews

The Girls From Alcyone by Cary Caffrey

Excerpt:

Sigrid stood in the center of what had once been the Academy grounds on Alcyone. Now, all that remained were the burned and collapsed remnants of the school and dormitories. Smoke still wisped up from the blackened piles of lumber and debris. The stench was raw and acrid, threatening to overwhelm her sensors.

“There’s no way Independents did this,” Christian said. “It looks like a whole battalion landed here.”

Frantic, Sigrid scanned the area again, searching desperately for signs of the girls, but nothing turned up in her sensory modes. She tried calling out with her comlink. If they were in range, they’d pick up the signal. But there was still nothing. Not even the orbital satellites showed any sign of the girls, or survivors for that matter. Whoever had done this had been brutal and thorough.

Sigrid knew she would kill them.

Synopsis:

Sigrid and Suko are two girls from the impoverished and crime-infested streets of 24th century Earth. Sold into slavery to save their families from financial ruin, the girls are forced to live out their lives in service to the Kimura Corporation, a prestigious mercenary clan with a lineage stretching back long before the formation of the Federated Corporations.

Known only to Kimura, the two girls share startling secret—a rare genetic structure not found in tens of millions of other girls.

But when their secret becomes known, Sigrid and Suko quickly find themselves at the center of a struggle for power. Now, hunted by men who would seek to control them, Sigrid and Suko are forced to fight for their own survival, and for the freedom of the girls from Alcyone.

Author: Cary Caffrey

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
381 reviews

FRONTIER GIFT OF LOVE: An American Historical Romance (American Wilderness Series Romances Book 5) by Dorothy Wiley

Catherine’s life is at stake. Captain Sam Wyllie is forced to face his darkest fear and make an impossible choice. A wrong choice will shatter their blissful world and everything that matters to him. For his wife and unborn child to survive, his love will have to be stronger than their misfortunes. It’s December 1799, and Sam and Catherine are expecting, but their unborn babe is in grave danger and Catherine might not live through the child’s birth. Sam is desperate to find a way to save them both.

Sam’s courageous heart is sorely tested. He frantically searches for a solution to the impending crisis as their winter in the beautiful Kentucky wilderness grows even more troubled. Heavily armed, cold-blooded men arrive to buy Wyllie Mountain, in Sam’s home state of New Hampshire. The land is sentimental to Sam and he refuses to sell. But these ruthless men will do anything to force him to sign over the deed. Sam must not only stop these determined men, he needs to uncover who sent them, and why they want his mountain. If you love thrilling historical romance, don’t miss this action-packed read with a heart-pounding finish.

FRONTIER GIFT OF LOVE, set in what was then America’s West, is the highly-anticipated fifth novel in the American Wilderness Series Romances (however each book may be read independently). Like Dorothy Wiley’s four other award-winning novels, this exciting tale is emotionally powerful. A Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner for Westerns, Wiley continues to earn five-star ratings from readers. Her epic frontier stories captivate readers of romance, westerns, and historical fiction. Charmed by the beauty of her poignant love stories, romance lovers cheer for her endearing heroes and heroines. Spell-bound by horrific events and heinous villains, readers of westerns fear for her valiant characters—settlers of the untamed West. But all readers appreciate Wiley’s ability to take them on a thrilling journey to a new world for the brave. With her singular voice, passionate narrative, and thrilling plots, Wiley has written an enthralling, highly romantic, and timeless series.

Author: Dorothy Wiley

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
232 reviews

Three Times the Fun: A Reverse Harem Thanksgiving Love Story by Blythe Reid

Morrigan has been divorced for a year after leaving her cheating husband. She’s done with men. Period. But sex? No damn way. When she goes home for thanksgiving, she checks out a local club the first night she meets a hot young stud, the second night she meets another handsome guy, and another. She finds out the three guys are friends, and they want her to choose between them, but she can’t. She wants all of them. Separately. Together. All the above. Life is short and being with someone new is so reviving, so good. Especially when it’s three times the fun.

Author: Blythe Reid

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
166 reviews

Mail-Order Bride Ink: Dear Mr. Weaver by Kit Morgan

Mail-Order Bride Ink! Mischief, Marriage and Mayhem, these mail-order brides have something to write about! Mrs. Pettigrew, of the Pettigrew Mail-Order Bride Agency sees to that! She likes to hear from all her brides and loves a happy ending. But to ensure her brides get one, she does things to help love along. Sometimes, however, those things don’t always go as planned…Dear Mrs. Pettigrew,I’ve reached my destination and I must say that the Washington territory is not what I expected, neither is my new husband for that matter. His family is huge, loud and boisterous! We haven’t had a moment’s peace since our wedding. I don’t mean to complain, but I wasn’t prepared to become a schoolteacher for seven children! Seven mischievous, prank-pulling, children no less. No, they are not my husband’s, (thank heaven). They belong to his older brother and his wife. In short, I should have been warned! He said nothing in his letters about any of this. I don’t know how much longer I can endure it. Please write back to me as soon as you can before I go mad!Sincerely,Ebba WeaverDaniel Weaver was ready for a wife. His three older brothers had been married for several years and now it was his turn. So, like his brothers Arlan, Benjamin and Calvin, he sends for a mail-order bride, with a little help from their cousin Matthew of course. After all, he helped his brothers write their letters to their prospective brides, so why not him? But when the letter from his bride comes, it’s got more than her acceptance of his proposal written in it. Worse, it gets picked up and read by the town’s worst gossip, Nellie Davis. Ebba Knudson can’t figure out why folks in her intended’s town of Nowhere would be giving her such odd looks. It was bad enough she had other things to deal with by coming to the Washington territory to marry a farmer, but now this? Was there something wrong with her future husband? Or just with her? Of which she knew there was plenty. Enough to make her think she might not get married at all…Enjoy this sweet, historical, western romance and the first book in this laugh out loud new series!

Author: Kit Morgan

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
168 reviews

Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3 (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery) by Barbara Venkataraman

Books 1-3 of the Jamie Quinn Mystery Series! Including:

“Death by Didgeridoo”-Winner of the Indie Book of the Day award. Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, still reeling from the death of her mother, is pulled into a game of deception, jealousy, and vengeance when her cousin, Adam, is wrongfully accused of murder. It’s up to Jamie to find the real murderer before it’s too late. It doesn’t help that the victim is a former rock star with more enemies than friends, or that Adam confessed to a murder he didn’t commit.

“The Case of the Killer Divorce”-Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, has returned to her family law practice after a hiatus due to the death of her mother. It’s business as usual until a bitter divorce case turns into a murder investigation, and Jamie’s client becomes the prime suspect. When she can’t untangle truth from lies, Jamie enlists the help of Duke Broussard, her favorite private investigator, to try to clear her client’s name. And she’s hoping that, in his spare time, he can help her find her long-lost father.

“Peril in the Park”-There’s big trouble in the park system. Someone is making life difficult for Jamie Quinn’s boyfriend, Kip Simons, the new director of Broward County parks. Was it the angry supervisor passed over for promotion? The disgruntled employee Kip recently fired? Or someone with a bigger ax to grind? If Jamie can’t figure it out soon, she may be looking for a new boyfriend because there’s a dead guy in the park and Kip has gone missing! With the help of her favorite P.I., Duke Broussard, Jamie must race the clock to find Kip before it’s too late.

A preview of the next Jamie Quinn Mystery, “Engaged in Danger,” can be found at the end of the book.

Author: Barbara Venkataraman

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
241 reviews

The Piano Girl – Part 1: She plays from memory. Her memories. (Counterfeit Princess Series) by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.
The day after her sixteenth birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she’s been given away in marriage to a man she’s never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia’s protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer’s daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano. This is Part One of a two-part series. In 2016, the Counterfeit Princess series will continue with Alia’s sister, Wren.

Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
278 reviews