Made of Steel by Ivy Smoak

Once upon a time, my name was Summer Brooks. I fell in love with a prince and my dreams went as far as the stars. I had my whole life figured out. I had my whole life in front of me. But my life wasn’t meant to be a fairy tale. Everything I knew was taken away in a flash.Broken.Lost.Abandoned.Beaten.Ten years of pain. Ten years of torture. I’m finally free. But I’m not Summer Brooks anymore. That girl died as soon as the devil himself put his hands on me. Now I live amongst the villains. They follow me like a plague. And I have a darkness inside of me that I can’t seem to escape. I lost everything, and I don’t know how to keep breathing in a city that has no stars.But even though my appearance has changed, deep down I know that a shadow of the girl I once was still remains. I don’t want to give up on my past. I just need something to hold onto. Anything. And the only one that could possibly understand is someone who knows what it’s like to hide in the shadows. Someone else who knows what it’s like to live behind a mask.The only thing I know for sure is that someone in this city is watching me. And I just hope to God it isn’t my past catching up to me.This is BOOK 1 of the Made of Steel romantic suspense series:Made of Steel (Made of Steel Series Book 1)Forged in Flames (Made of Steel Series Book 2) – coming June 13th

Author: Ivy Smoak

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
321 reviews

Taker of Lives: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller by Leslie Wolfe

A GRIPPING CRIME THRILLER How can you outrun a killer you won’t see coming?Until yesterday, no one knew Miami had another killer on the loose. Special Agent Tess Winnett calls this particularly elusive one the Taker of Lives. The crimes: bewildering After a well-known model commits suicide, Tess refuses to accept the findings and pushes for an investigation into the reasons behind the beautiful young woman’s decision to end her life. What she finds surpasses her wildest fears. The evidence: disturbing Each new crime scene brings more questions than answers. While secrets are revealed, even those meant to be kept forever in the dark, Tess can draw only one conclusion: she’s not the one in charge; the Taker of Lives controls the game, the players, even the course of the investigation. The race: intense With little information and even less evidence, Tess must connect the dots of a deadly scenario with a large number of potential victims. If she fails, another beautiful, young girl will die tonight, and the blood will be on her hands.The Taker of Lives might be closer than you think. Who’s watching you sleep tonight? The best-selling author of Las Vegas Girl is back with another suspenseful, gripping crime thriller. If you’re a fan of David Baldacci, Melinda Leigh, and James Patterson, you will enjoy Leslie Wolfe’s engrossing police procedural that will keep you reading until dawn. What Readers Say About 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.”– “Can’t get enough of Leslie Wolfe’s books. They are non-stop excitement.” — “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.”– “Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it!” Readers and Critics Talking About 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.”– “Leslie Wolfe has come up with one hell of a crime thriller.” — “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!” — “Wow… Leslie Wolfe is an incredible story teller. Can’t wait for more of Agent Tess Winnett.”– “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.” — “I can’t put Leslie Wolfe’s books down and this one was no exception.”– Leslie Wolfe takes you on a gripping edge of your seat rollercoaster of suspense with FBI agent Tess Winnett.” — “From the beginning to the last page her novel manages to keep reader’s attention, delivering intrigue, thrill and suspense.”– “Bravo! I’m buying the next one right now.” — “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!”

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
356 reviews

When We Were Kings (The Wolf of Oberhame Book 1) by Auryn Hadley

Tossed into the gladiator arena, everyone expected the delicate girl in the fancy pink dress to be the first to die. Leyli had other plans. Surviving was at the top of her list. Revenge was a close second.

Having grown up behind the sheltered walls of the Oberhame Palace, she knew what the crowd wanted. Norihame had built their culture from the scraps of their neighbors. Gladiators were just one part. Evidently, political coups were another, and she’d just become a pawn in the games of men. But why was she still alive? They’d killed her brother, the heir to the throne. Had they gotten to her father? Was the king dead?

In the cell beside her, the Lion of Lenlochlien was impressed. The first day, they all cried. Men, women, it didn’t matter. But this one was different. Her tears didn’t slow her down, they just made her stronger, and when he looked in her eyes, he saw it. Her desperation was feral. It meant she wouldn’t hesitate to do what she had to. She might be cornered, but that bitch was the kind that would bite.

When he offered advice, she took it. When he told her how to be better, she tried. When she kept coming back after each round, he dared to hope that she’d survive. He had no idea that he was about to become her best weapon. Leyli didn’t just want to live through the games, she wanted to protect her father’s throne, but to do that, she had to become someone else. She couldn’t be the Princess of Norihame. The Lion had to make her a Wolf.

Chained side by side, he’ll show her how to be a killer. She’ll give him a reason to keep fighting. Together, they’ll learn that it takes a friend to survive.

**When We Were Kings is a complete novel without a cliffhanger ending.**

Author: Auryn Hadley

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
198 reviews

The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun by Matthew Bracken

The further adventures of Dan Kilmer, taking place a few years after Castigo Cay. Dan is a former Marine sniper in his late thirties. Fifteen years earlier, he returned home from military service in the Middle East and gave college a try, but his combat experiences prevented him from fitting into campus life. In a South Florida boatyard, his uncle was attempting to refurbish an old cargo schooner, and Dan left college to help him finish the flagging project. After two years of work but before the sixty-foot boat was relaunched, his uncle fell from a scaffold and died. While still in his mid-twenties, Dan inherited the schooner Rebel Yell, but not the means to maintain it or afford the cruising lifestyle. Soon after, he left the United States to embark on a series of voyages, mostly in pursuit of beautiful women and good times. ****In The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun, Dan’s trading schooner is located in southwest Ireland, where he is attempting to sell drums of diesel fuel salvaged from an abandoned NATO base in Greenland. The global financial system has collapsed, and both paper and digital currency have no value, but diesel fuel and gold still do. ****While waiting to sell his remaining thirty barrels, Dan is approached by a retired SAS colonel and asked to carry a dozen former special operations commandos to the Canary Islands, where they will be transported by a landing craft to Morocco to conduct a rescue operation. Two months before, nearly seventy Irish and English girls had been kidnapped by sea-jihad pirates from their elite Irish boarding academy and taken to Port Zerhoun, which is under the control of a cartel of modern corsairs. There, they will be sold at auction as sex slaves, unless a ragtag team of former commandos can get them out in time.

Author: Matthew Bracken

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
443 reviews

CyberStorm by Matthew Mather

Now being made into a major motion picture by 20th Century Fox, with Bill Kennedy of House of Cards adapting the screenplay.Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when a bizarre string of disasters starts tearing apart the world around them. The Internet goes down. A bird-flu epidemic starts raging. Rumors spread that it’s all part of a coordinated foreign attack. And then the power goes out as a monster snowstorm plunges New York into frozen darkness, becoming a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems…and no one can be trusted…”As a member of the Military that does ‘cyber’ for his job, finally we see a novel that shows how dangerous our transition to an interconnected infrastructure will become without proper safeguards…I couldn’t put down!” – Karic Allegra, Joint Interoperability Command, US NAVYWhat caused it? Who caused it? How can it be stopped? These questions become unimportant as Mike’s family struggles to survive amid millions of people in the doomed metropolis. “A chilling prophecy…well written, a must read for any fan of good fiction.” – Ian Peterson, Official Book Review, Sci-Fi ReadersCyberStorm is a modern-day, edge-of-your-seat thriller, all the more frightening because it could happen tomorrow… 

Author: Matthew Mather

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
8270 reviews

Survival Quest (The Way of the Shaman: Book #1) LitRPG series by Vasily Mahanenko

Barliona. A virtual world jam-packed with monsters, battles – and predictably, players. Millions of them come to Barliona, looking forward to the things they can’t get in real life: elves and magic, dragons and princesses, and unforgettable combat. The game has become so popular that players now choose to spend months online without returning home. In Barliona, anything goes: you can assault fellow players, level up, become a mythical hero, a wizard or a legendary thief. The only rule that attempted to regulate the game demanded that no player was allowed to feel actual pain.

But there’s an exception to every rule. For a certain bunch of players, Barliona has become their personal hell. They are criminals sent to Barliona to serve their time. They aren’t in it for the dragons’ gold or the abundant loot. All they want is to survive the virtual inferno. They face the ultimate survival quest.

Author: Vasily Mahanenko

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
278 reviews

Coerced (Billionaire romance) (Billionaire Buchanan Romance Book 1) by Alexx Andria

Sutton BuchananI could make her. Or break her.I plan to do both… I don’t like the word ‘no.’Especially when the word comes from the lips of the curviest, most gorgeous blonde I’ve ever seen. Elizabeth Downing thinks she can give me the brush-off. Maybe because she has no idea what kind of cold, ruthless bastard she’s dealing with. Or that I own the best art gallery in town.She wants to sell her paintings. I can make that happen. She wants to support her disabled sister. I can make that happen too. I can make her dreams come true, but they won’t come cheap. Once she signs my iron-clad contract, I’ll own her. She’s a virgin and has no clue about the dark things I have in store for her soft, tempting and untouched body…EXCERPT:“You have a lot to learn, my pet,” he warned, though he seemed to take pleasure in the idea of doling out the lesson. “You’ve broken the rules with impunity and it’s my job as your master to teach you the error of your ways.”“You’re not my master,” she spat, eyes burning at the pain of his grip. She knew finger bruises were going to pop along her arm where his fingertips dug. “I’m a human being! You can’t own me and you never will.”“You signed a contract. No matter that you chafe at the conditions after the fact — you will adhere to the letter of my law or face the consequences.”“I don’t want to be your slave and you don’t have the right to demand access to my private thoughts and feelings,” she said, choking on her tears. “Why are you doing this to me? I’m nobody! I’ve never done anything to deserve this crap that’s happening to me.”“Life isn’t fair,” he returned coldly. “You’re not a child; it’s time to stop acting like one. Life is what you make it. You took the opportunity presented to you and now you have to see it through. End of story.”Author’s Note: The Buchanan billionaires are swoon-worthy book boyfriends but the road to bliss is pretty rocky! If heart-pounding romance and bigger-than-life heroes are your thing, I’m about to become your new best friend because that’s what my books are all about. Guaranteed HEA, I promise.The Buchanan Series is comprised of:* Bought By The Billionaire Brothers* The Buchanan’s Baby* The Buchanan’s Redemption* A Christmas Promise* The Billionaire’s Sweet Surprise* Coerced* Pushed* Damaged (coming soon) 

Author: Alexx Andria

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
202 reviews

Drive Me Crazy (Holland Springs Book 1) by Marquita Valentine

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, comes the first book in her bestselling contemporary romance series. Holland Springs, Book 1He’s her best friend’s older brotherTwenty-four year old Troublemaker Extraordinaire, Melanie Ann Smith, isn’t asking for much out of life: a house without wheels, to travel further than her home state and her best friend’s older brother, Carter Ambrose. Only three things stand in her way: juggling all of her odd jobs, keeping her daddy from gambling away all of their money and getting Carter to see her as a woman.She is the one woman who’s off-limits…NASCAR racer, Carter Ambrose, has finally decided to take his doctor’s advice and find a new occupation before another wreck on the track kills him. Only his doctor hadn’t counted on his little sister’s best friend, Melanie Ann Smith, crashing his weeks of solitude with her short skirts and platform heels. And that’s not the least of his problems. His mother has decided that she wants grandchildren and the only woman that’s good enough for the job-his ex-fiance.Soon Melanie and Carter agree to a temporary relationship. One with benefits that is mutually satisfying in every way, or so each believes. And just when they are ready admit their feelings, family secrets are exposed, threatening Melanie and Carter’s fragile relationship.Will Carter risk it all for love, or will Melanie be left holding the trophy for second place?

Author: Marquita Valentine

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
327 reviews

Awaken (First in Series Epic Fantasy Intrigue) (A Fated Fantasy Quest Adventure Book 1) by Rachel Humphrey-D’aigle and Humphrey Quinn

Telepathic thirteen-year-old twins, Meghan and Colin Jacoby, have until the rising of the Blue Moon to save the life of a young man whose caravan is forced to flee through a magical portal to another world, without him.

In the process, they have a dark awakening when their typically predictable world collides with the complexities of the magical world. The twins face unimaginable dangers, thrusting them into an unexpected choice: to live as they always have or to learn the truth about their past and enter a world that is equally thrilling and terrifying.

More importantly, however, is whether they even have a choice, or will fate not only force this new magical reality upon them, but require them to sacrifice everyone they love in doing so?

Fated Saga Book List:

Book One: Awaken
Book Two: Shifting
Book Three: Embrace
Book Four: Broken
Book Five: Divided
Book Six: Taken
Book Seven: Control
Book Eight: TBA (expected late winter 2014)
Book Nine: TBA (expected late spring 2014)

Author: Rachel Humphrey-D’aigle and Humphrey Quinn

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
540 reviews