The Dirty Parts of the Bible — A Novel by Sam Torode

“Funny as Hell, with a Heart as Big as Texas”The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a humorous adventure across America during the Great Depression—a rollicking tale of love and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, sure to appeal to fans of Water for Elephants, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Mark Twain, and Johnny Cash.Semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel AwardPublishers Weekly says:”While the title suggests a raunchy read, this rich and soulful novel is actually a rather well-done bildungsroman [coming-of-age story] steeped in wanderlust and whimsy that at times recalls The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and at others a tamer On the Road. The story begins in 1936 as 19-year-old Tobias is thumbing his way from Remus, Mich., to his uncle’s farm in Glen Rose, Tex., to find a hidden bag of money, after his father, a Baptist pastor, drunkenly slams his car into the church and is removed from the parsonage. The author does an excellent job in making well-charted territory (riding the rails; scavenged campfire meals under the stars) seem vibrant and new. Snippets of scripture, Southern spirituals, and folk ballads lend context and flavor to the text. Most impressive are the jangly dialogue and the characters’ distinctive voices, which are authentic and earthy but not remotely hoary. When Tobias finally arrives at his uncle’s, the surprises that await him are more than enough to keep his–and readers’–interests piqued.” (Review from the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award)”The Dirty Parts of the Bible has it all … a plot that brings lots of laughs and a few tears, a writing style that is comfortable and matches the story, and characters that are pure joy.” –Front Street Reviews”The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a grown-up Mark Twain-type adventure with lots of spirit and humor.” –Reader Views”A fun read.” –The Nashville Scene

Author: Sam Torode

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
2139 reviews

Dawn Girl: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller by Leslie Wolfe

A GRIPPING SERIAL KILLER THRILLER Her blue eyes wide open, glossed over. A few specks of sand clung to her long, dark lashes. Her beautiful face, immobile, covered in sparkling flecks of sand. Her lips slightly parted as if to let a last breath escape. Who is the beautiful girl found at dawn, on a deserted stretch of golden sand beach? What is her secret?FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett searches for answers relentlessly. With each step, each new finding, she uncovers unsettling facts leading to a single possible conclusion: Dawn Girl is not the only victim. Her killer has killed before.Hiding a terrible secret of her own, Special Agent Tess Winnett faces her inmost fears, in a heart-stopping race to catch a killer who’s getting ready to end yet another life. Will she find the killer in time? Will she be able to stop him? At what cost? The rules of the game have changed. So has the textbook definition of a serial killer.Special Agent Tess Winnett is the bold, direct, and short-fused heroine of Dawn Girl. Putting her life on the line, she doesn’t pull any punches, searching only for the truth, and for the man who takes lives on her watch. Intelligent, resourceful, and uncompromising, Tess will take readers on a memorable, white-knuckled journey in this suspenseful, gripping serial killer thriller. Fans of David Baldacci and James Patterson will enjoy Leslie Wolfe.Praise for Leslie Wolfe — “Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller — “Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews — “Leslie Wolfe knows how to blend advanced technological data with powerfully written human behavior responses and the result is a novel that few will want to put down once the story begins.” — Grady Harp– “Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it!” — KWNY Publicity Readers and Critics Talking About Other Leslie Wolfe Novels– “Leslie Wolfe is now very much on my list of MUST READ AUTHORS and I can’t wait for the next book to be released” — “Characters you really can bond with and want to read more about. Too real and plausible not to keep you reading far too long after bed time!” — “Now this was a real smoker, really kept it moving, very well written. Guess I better find out if my wife is talking to me.” — “If you are a fan of Jack Ryan or Jason Bourne you will absolutely love this.” — “Leslie Wolfe just gets better and better.” — “This story has one of the best plots I’ve read in a long time.” — “From the beginning to the last page her novel manages to keep reader’s attention, delivering intrigue, thrill and suspense.” — “An impressive amount of suspense throughout.” — “As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down! Full of suspense and keeps you at the edge of your seat. I loved it!” — “As a long-time fan of Tom Clancy’s early works and Dan Brown’s techno-thrillers, it makes me proud to see a woman stepping so confidently into this male-dominated arena. Well done, Leslie.”

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
2231 reviews

Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning: A Prequel by Patricia McLinn

One look, a passionate love . . . and then they part . . . Forever?

Before the bestselling and award-winning Wyoming Wildflowers series, there was another love story, one that laid the foundation for all those that came after.

Ed Currick’s and Donna Roberts’ worlds couldn’t have been any more different – a rancher from Wyoming and an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a momentary encounter sparks desire . . . and more. But can there be anything but heartbreak ahead when they have only days before their dreams pull them apart?

Enjoy the entire Wyoming Wildflowers series:
Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry) – a novella
Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)
Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)
My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)
Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1)
PatriciaMcLinn.com/patricias-books/wyoming-wildflowers

Get this much-anticipated prequel novella by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn now!

Author: Patricia McLinn

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
260 reviews

The Breakers Series: Books 1-3 by Edward W. Robertson

In the Breakers series, humanity faces not one apocalypse, but two: first a lethal pandemic, then a war against those who made the virus. This collection includes the first three books and is over 1000 pages (350,000 words) of post-apocalyptic survival.

BREAKERS (Book 1)

In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter. A plague tears across the world, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. Civilization comes to an abrupt stop.

Just as the survivors begin to adapt to the aftermath, Walt learns the virus that ended humanity wasn’t created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job–and Earth’s survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.

MELT DOWN (Book 2)

In upstate Idaho, Ness Hook is run out of his mom’s house by his bullying brother Shawn. In Redding, California, Tristan Carter is graduating college, but with no job and no prospects, she’ll have to move back in with her parents.

Then the world ends: first with a virus, then with an alien invasion.

Ness and Shawn take to the mountains to fight a guerrilla against the attackers. In California, Tristan and Alden are taken prisoner. Separated from her brother, Tristan crosses the ruins of America to track him down. She will stop at nothing to get Alden back–but her fellow survivors prove even more dangerous than the monsters who broke the world.

KNIFEPOINT (Book 3)

Raina was just a girl when the plague came. She survived. Her parents didn’t. Neither did the world. As civilization fell, she took to the ruins of Los Angeles, eating whatever she could catch.

After two years alone, she’s found and adopted by a fisherman and his wife. Their makeshift family lives a quiet life–until a man named Karslaw sails in from Catalina Island with an army of conquerors. Driven by visions of empire, he executes Raina’s new father as a traitor and takes her mother captive.

But Karslaw’s people aren’t the only ones vying for control of the ruined land. As violence wracks the city, Raina joins a rebellion against Karslaw’s rule. She will stop at nothing to free her mother–and to have her revenge.

Author: Edward W. Robertson

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
1202 reviews

Brothers After Dark : The Prequel by Dori Lavelle

**NOTE: This dark romance thriller contains dark themes, including violence of a sexual and physical nature that could trigger emotional distress in readers.**My name is Leon Waid and I have one rule: I refuse to let anyone into my tortured heart.Until Cassie Grant enters my life. In her eyes, I’m imperfectly perfect.Her beauty lures me in. One taste of her skin is all it takes for her to become my addiction, my obsession.I’m lost in her. I need to make her mine.Just how far will I go to claim what I crave?For Cassie, there’s no such thing as too far. I’m not afraid of the dark. Are you?Brothers After Dark is the prequel to the Brothers After Dark series. Purchase Before Dark (Brothers After Dark Book 1) here: amazon.com/gp/product/B07HLJ6SRT

Author: Dori Lavelle

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
82 reviews

The Queen of Carleon (The Legends of Avalyne Book 1) by Linda Thackeray

Avalyne is at peace.

The Shadow War has come and gone and the kingdom of Carleon is now restored. King Dare, a mortal man has finally wedded his elven love Arianne. As they prepare to usher in a new era of prosperity across the land, the Queen happily announces the impending arrival of an heir.

Arianne’s joy is short-lived when she discovers that an ancient evil has emerged from the wreckage of war with a monstrous plan for her baby. Determined to protect her very mortal husband, Arianne embarks on a quest with her two companions, the warrior maid Celene of Angarad and Keira of the Green, to journey to the far corners of Avalyne before the enemy can plant a seed of evil in the heart of her unborn son.

Author: Linda Thackeray

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
12 reviews

Mars Journey: Call to Action: Book 1: A SciFi Thriller Series by Bill Hargenrader

Get ready for an exciting, near-future SciFi thriller that will take you on an epic journey around the world and beyond… Mars Journey: Call to Action is the story that marks the beginning of humanity’s greatest adventure.

In the Mars Journey Series, Brent Carlson, a brilliant but disgraced former astronaut, is called upon to help lead a seemingly impossible international mission from Earth to Mars. Their primary directive is to become the first human pioneers to set foot on Martian soil and begin colonization of the red planet.

Now with the clock ticking down, they’ve entered into a dangerous race against time and a fight with humanity’s darker side just to survive long enough to see the launch.

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The Mars Journey series delves into the science, technology, faith, drive, and determination of the human spirit to come together to overcome our greatest challenges.

“Want to know what it will take to send humans on their first manned mission to Mars? There has to be a coordinated multi-nation, multi-commercial organization, multi-NGO, and multi-nonprofit effort to get us there. No single nation or agency can make it happen. We need to be moving forward and looking ahead, while leveraging the existing technology to the utmost of its capacity. We need to practice excellent planning, and execute flawless engineering at the same time, we need to be stoking the fires of public awareness and support for the trip. Only then can we make a human mission to Mars happen. There’s only one thing for certain: It won’t be easy. But that’s never been a good enough reason before to stop us from tackling our toughest challenges. Ad Mars et Ultra.” –Brent Carlson

Author: Bill Hargenrader

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
369 reviews