Oklahoma Christmas Blues (Bliss in Big Falls Book 1) by Maggie Shayne

Darryl is on a quest for peace. His chance at fatherhood was taken from him long ago, and an IED in Iraq ensured he’d never get another. In Big Falls, the McIntyre brothers hire him to keep an eye on their beautiful cousin Sophie in case her criminal ex shows up. He doesn’t expect to fall head over heels.Sophie McIntyre’s life was blown apart by a drug dealing ex who cost her her job and nearly her medical license. She comes to Big Falls because she has nowhere else to go. And the minute she gets there, things start to get better.Is it because of that letter to Santa her Aunt Vidalia convinced her to write? Within days she meets a beautiful man with a deeply wounded soul. And oddly, she finds herself giving him the same advice the town Santa gave to her—try believing again, and if it’s too much to believe, then just try hoping.Love, magic, and miracles ensue.Because this is Big Falls, Oklahoma. Miracles are an everyday occurrence around here. Especially at Christmastime.BELIEVE AGAIN with MAGGIE SHAYNEAn expanded author’s cut edition of the story previously published in Buckles, Boots and Mistletoe.

Author: Maggie Shayne

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
202 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1) by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It’s Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today’s field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he’s not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids’ field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed. With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.

Author: Willow Rose

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
474 reviews

RIFT (The Rift Saga Book 1) by Andreas Christensen

RIFT – The new dystopian trilogy book 1 from the author of the Exodus Trilogy.

The RIFT Saga begins here.

In the ruins of what was once North America lays the Covenant, a nation forged by the iron will of the Moon people, who descended from their dusty refuge on the Moon after the Fall. The Moon people are wealthy, ruled by a strong government who protects its citizens from the dangers from outside their borders. Their greatest achievement is having learned the secret of immortality, and every citizen has the opportunity to live nearly forever if they choose to, a life of riches and abundance.

The English are the descendants of the original inhabitants of this place, and they live very different lives from that of the Moon people. They only live to serve the greater good, and citizenship is something few have the opportunity to earn. At the age of fifty all non-citizens are subjected to mandatory euthanasia. In order to maintain a sustainable society, they are told.

Every year a number of girls and boys at the age of eighteen are selected for Service to the State. The brightest and most talented are sent to become Students. The strong, the fighters and the athletes become Janissaries, a band of soldiers protecting the northern border from the enemies of the Covenant. The Wardens, a secretive organization known to operate far to the west, near the Rift, which makes up the border to the wastelands, sometimes choses one or two initiates, but nobody knows what becomes of them. And then there is the Corpus, where the whip rules and backs are bent.

Those who complete their Service, may become citizens. And although they will never be equal to the Moon people, they will have access to all the riches and opportunities granted by the Covenant leadership to its citizens.

As Sue is nearing Selection Day, she secretly hopes to be chosen, despite having to leave her mother and brother behind. She doesn’t crave glory or wealth though. A man or woman with citizen status can do a lot of good, and although few return to their home towns, Sue hopes to return to give her family a better life on the other side of Service.

But the Covenant is rotten to the core, and as she begins to learn its secrets, Sue must question everything she has always taken for granted. Soon she will find herself in dire peril, for she has seen the truth and there will be no turning back after that…

This science fiction dystopian trilogy is set more than two centuries after the events of Exodus, in a future dystopian society forged from the ashes of global disaster.

“Mr. Christensen has absolutely found his genre, and I hope he keeps the stories coming!”

Author: Andreas Christensen

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
544 reviews

Cassie’s Cowboy Crave: Witness Protection – Rancher Style: Shane’s Story (Sweet Montana Bride Series, Book 3) by Kimberly Krey

ATTENTION: GET ANOTHER FREE BOOK FROM THIS SERIES! Reese’s Cowboy Kiss IS ALSO FREE OCT 12 & 13 ONLY.  Jade’s Cowboy Crush WILL BE 0.99 DURING THESE DATES AS WELL. OWN THE ENTIRE SWEET MONTANA BRIDE SERIES FOR JUST 0.99.  ALL DEALS WILL EXPIRE AFTER OCT 13.   (KINDLE VERSIONS ONLY)”A sweet and sexy read!” Chantele Sedgwick”Western Romance at it’s best!” Jamie Thompson”…a delicious ride, complete with a sweet romance and hot cowboys. A fast and scrumptious read that you won’t be able to put down.” Katie DodgeCassie’s words dangled in the air like an invitation, warm and welcome. He couldn’t likely bring her home without a simple kiss, now, could he? When their eyes met, Shane tilted his head, asking for permission with the lift of his brow. She nodded slightly – a silent response – yet the best thing he’d heard in weeks – Yes.Twenty-four-year-old Cassie Lovell has a great job, good friends, and an apartment with a killer view. That is, until life is turned upside down. Without the chance to say goodbye, Cassie is forced into a witness protection program on Emerson Ranch. Just when she fears life is doomed, Cassie meets Shane Emerson, the stunningly handsome cowboy who’ll be posing as her newlywed groom.Shane Emerson is determined not to fall for the woman he’s agreed to harbor. Especially since the whole thing was his family’s way of trying to get him hitched. So why is it when he takes Cassie into his home, Shane wants nothing more than to turn their make-believe marriage into more than just a sham?In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss.In return, Cassie steals his heart.Yet before they confess their undying love,a hidden danger threatens to tear them apart.*Though this novel is considered clean romance, it contains passionate kissing & a few mild curse words.

Author: Kimberly Krey

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
473 reviews

Dark Recollections (Adrian’s Undead Diary Book 1) by Chris Philbrook

For the first time, the internet phenomenon is now in print!

Beheading a zombie isn’t easy in a world where you’re more afraid of the living than the dead.

Adrian Ring’s simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors. He saves his cat Otis, but shoots his mom. Pretty successful, all things considered.

Dark Recollections is the first part of Adrian’s own story of how he survived after “That Day.” Told through his eyes as he talks to his laptop, affectionately named ‘Mr. Journal,” and through short stories that entwine with his tales that bring forth dark visions of a world being eaten alive by an unimaginable evil. Adrian’s Undead Diary is an eight part epic about a solitary, guilt stricken man that didn’t think he deserved to live, but realizes very soon that he survived, and suffered for a reason.

It’s a great read for anyone. The stories are well written, characters build carefully and every detail is covered. People, this is what a great book looks like! Stop reading this review and start reading the book! -Frank D of zombie-guide.com

I don’t even think one needs to be a fan of zombie fiction to end up a fan of AUD; because Chris’s talent can’t be pigeonholed into one limited, literary genre. His true talent lies in weaving an enduring, sweeping story that does exactly what it’s supposed to do… pulls you in, engrosses you, evokes emotion, and leaves you satisfied (if not a little bit sad) when it’s over. In the case of AUD, for me, the zombies are just a bonus! -Wendi Haegle

The AUD Saga:
Book One: Dark Recollections
Book Two: Alone No More
Book Three: Midnight
Book Four: The Failed Coward
Book Five: Wrath
Book Six: In the Arms of Family
Book Seven: The Trinity
Book Eight: Cassie

Dark Recollections is the first book in the AUD series. It covers Adrian’s journal entries from September 21st 2010, to December 1st, 2010. Intermingled with his personal diary entries, book one also contains the short stories Phil’s Story, McGreevy’s Report, and Soccer Mom.

Author: Chris Philbrook

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
429 reviews

She Got It Bad for a Heartless Gangsta by Shvonne Latrice

Ever since Draylah Omari was sixteen years old, it seemed like life had only dealt her a bad hand. Tragedies and betrayal have taken the people she loved most, including her best friend of over a decade, Glory. After finding out her boyfriend Lue, who was once her savior, is nothing but a wolf in sheep’s clothing, Draylah decides to lock her heart up and focus only on her half finished brow bar. She’s no longer in the mood to weather any storms, especially ones that are brought on by a man. But little does Draylah know, a whirlwind is headed her way, it’s named Ricky AK, and she’s about to get caught up in it. Ricky AK, a rapper from South Central Los Angeles, is a thoroughbred gangster who just happens to have an impeccable flow. The streets are embedded in his blood, making the sexy young man brash, forward, insensitive, and extremely heartless. When it comes to getting his deserved respect, Ricky AK will put a man, woman, or child in their place with no problem. Brought up by his smooth and no-good grandfather due to his mother being murdered and his grandparents divorcing, Ricky AK learned young that being a woman’s knight in shining armor wasn’t in his DNA, and he was perfectly content with that. That is until he runs across the beautiful Draylah, who although is smitten with the unfeeling rapper, isn’t up for taking his mess ascribed to her past heartbreaks. And even Ricky himself isn’t quite ready to feel. In this hood love story dripping with lies, treachery, secrets, and plenty of deceit, will the uncaring rapper from a cold upbringing be able to win over the beautiful but broken woman? Or will Draylah see the disturbingly charming Ricky AK for what he is, early enough to safeguard her heart from yet another fracture? But what’s a woman to do when’s she’s got it so bad for a man that she doesnt even understand it herself?

Author: Shvonne Latrice

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
405 reviews

Kiss Of Fire (Imdalind Series Book 1) by Rebecca Ethington

“Kiss of Fire is interesting and intense, and the relationships {are} beautiful” – USA Today Happily Ever After Blog “I couldn’t stop reading… I bought her others just as soon as I was done and read them all in three days, they are that good.” – USA Today Best Selling Author Quinn Loftis Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn’tknow why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone tosee it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything elseabout her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggyclothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, nomatter how much she wants to. The scar is the reason she is being hunted. If only she knew that she was. If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sentfor her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is beingstalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her highschool bully ten feet in the air. Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds herscar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.Kiss of Fire is book one of five it is a Clean Young-Adult Paranormal RomanceLanguage: Low to NoneViolence: Mild to Moderate***Soul of Flame, Book Four in The Imdalind Series will be released on February 17th 2014.***

Author: Rebecca Ethington

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1010 reviews

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and Méric Casaubon

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.Casaubon’s famous 1634 translation of Meditations was the first English version of the Stoic masterwork to be reprinted many times because of its widespread popularity. The Shakespearean language has been called difficult by modern standards but the poetic Elizabethan prose greatly enhances this deeply spiritual work. Aurelius is no less eloquent or articulate than in later versions and the power of his thoughts and ideas are beautifully conveyed. 

Author: Marcus Aurelius and Méric Casaubon

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
3636 reviews