The Baghdad Conspiracy (Grey & McLaughlin plc) by Klaus Schirmer

2003. Operation Iraqi Freedom. After 21 days of combat the Ba’athist regime of Saddam Hussein is deposed. No weapons of mass destruction are ever uncovered.Over a decade later, Fly East Airlines, flight XFE233, vanishes over Russia with no wreckage to be found. Michael Grey and his business partner, Billy McLaughlin, suspecting something more sinister at play, are determined to investigate. They have good reason to. Michael Grey’s girlfriend, Kiyomi Kimura, was a passenger aboard the missing flight. Together, Michael and Billy will uncover a plot so audacious it will eclipse even the tragic events of 9/11.

“The Baghdad Conspiracy” deals with the scenario of a fundamentalist terrorist organisation gaining access to chemical weapons. Considered more dangerous than nuclear arms, the chemical agents released by these weapons kill and maim indiscriminately. They are silent, largely airborne and lethal. The geographical area these weapons can affect is larger – by some measure – when compared to the area affected by the explosion of an atomic device.

There may come a time when an attack of the nature depicted in “The Baghdad Conspiracy” occurs – and succeeds. God forbid it ever does.

Author: Klaus Schirmer

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Bittersweet by Leslie Li

A compelling first novel about love, war, family and one woman’s life of great hardship and even greater triumph. From the last days of the warlords to the tragedy at Tiananmen Square, it is the 100-year odyssey of Bittersweet, a headstrong peasant woman who rises from poverty and endures abandonment, patriarchy and revolution as the wife of the second most powerful man in China. This gripping story was inspired by the lives of the author’s grandfather, the first democratically elected Vice President of China and subsequently Acting President, and her grandmother, a woman you won’t soon forget.

Author: Leslie Li

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Infixion (Mesmeris Book 2) by K E Coles

‘You miss it, don’t you?’ he said. ‘The excitement – the stuff that gets your blood jumping.’

‘The stuff that gets you dead,’ I said.

Pearl and Spicer have one thing in common. Both have lost loved ones to violent religious sect, Mesmeris. While Pearl moves away to escape her past, Spicer decides to do the opposite. He infiltrates the cult, going deep undercover into their shadowy world of violence, coercion and sacrilegious ceremonies. When the cult relocates to London, Pearl discovers that leaving your past behind is not as easy as she thought.

Author: K E Coles

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Rustler’s Heart (The Kinnison Legacy Book 2) by Amanda McIntyre

MEET THE RUGGED MEN OF THE KINNISON LEGACY AND THE WOMEN WHO WILL TAME THEM!Haunted by a tragic past Rein pours himself into creating his Uncle’s altruistic goal of making the Last Hope Ranch a haven for the hurt and lost. But a beautiful stranger in the form of a half-sister to the men he calls his brothers arrives and turns his world upside down, bringing with her unseen dangers, not only to his heart, but to the ranch and his family!Liberty’s presence is a surprise to the family she’s never met and while she yearns to belong, she knows her presence is a reminder of their painful past. Fearless, she dives in, losing her heart to the ranch, to the community and to an unexpected summer fling that turns to love, only to find that her dangerous past is about to catch up to her and threaten everyone and everything she has come to love.

Author: Amanda McIntyre

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

The Willow (The Roscoe Chronicles Book Four) by Ethan Mayefsky

Many of the most pivotal moments in Christy and Andrew’s lives take place in front of the beautiful Willowemoc Lake, affectionately called the Willow. In fact, the Willow has been their sanctuary since they were eight years old. Their story will break your heart, but at the same time fill you with hope, as you experience a love that remains alive after a seven year separation, and then grows in strength through facing a deadly disease.

Author: Ethan Mayefsky

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Naked Truths by Alex Gruenberg

Janelle knew no one would ever love her.After all she’d been through, who could? Behind the façade of her of her seemingly ordinary life lurked the wreckage of unspeakable trauma. Then one day, while hawking hot dogs at an afternoon carnival, she took a chance on a man who seemed different. Maybe, she thought, Just maybe. But then, she didn’t know him. Who was this man?Charles was a successful salesman with a beautiful wife, two kids he adored, friends, and a solid reputation–until a vile, false accusation was plastered all over the papers. Suddenly, his wife lost faith in him, his customers disappeared, friends shunned him, and his world collapsed. When he meets Janelle, he rallies from years of depression and despair to reach for love. Soon, their blooming love generates turmoil as they start peeling away the layers of their protective shells. Each is forced to face the secrets they’ve worked so hard to hide, and each has to learn how to be open, and to trust, and to love.Naked Truths explores the makings of love, the nature of sexuality, and the discovery of self. As Charles and Janelle struggle forward, they learn to face their pasts and embrace all they are. Frank and sensitive, Naked Truths is a love story for insightful adults and will resonate with anyone who has yearned for an authentic connection.

Author: Alex Gruenberg

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Claiming Her (Steamy Firefighter Romance Prequel) by Kristen Kara

Fire did not burn them. They had something like a protection ring. What are they? Weird Cult or what?It took only one mysterious fire to change their lives forever.Chris, the fire chief never wanted his team to see this secret.It turned out to be pure evil. It got stuck in them like a curse.Though Mia hated those dirty looks!Chris wasn’t ready to quit, till he claimed every bit of her body and soul.It wasn’t supposed to happen.But, he made her go off like a volcano.Mia wasn’t sure if that was the reason they met.She is a cop; she wanted to know why the fires spread and became more frequent? No one had a clue.The action squad got pulled into what was now a paranormal investigation.This series is about them, solving the mystery.Who or what is setting these fires, with a lot of danger for these alpha males (and their girls).Important Note: Breathing Taking Paranormal Mystery + HEA (it’s a series, so you might have to read the series to find some answers).

Author: Kristen Kara

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Bound Souls: A Fantasy Romance (Forever Yours Book 1) by N.D. Jones

A supernatural love triangle that tests the bounds of science, truth, and faith.Regent Lela of Asiya is the most powerful person on her planet but she is powerless to save the life of her beloved soulmate—Zion Grace. For thirty years they lived as husband and wife, but Zion’s time is at an end. Lela must go on without him.“There will never be anyone else for me.”Despite having died, nothing can keep Zion from his soulmate. He’s back but not as the man he once was. Zion must help Lela move on with her life, lest he lose her forever. But how can Zion convince Lela to accept the love and affections of another man when he still wants her for himself?“I love you, Lela. My heart is forever yours.”Lela and Zion are bound souls, destined to live eternity together. For these lovers, death is not an end, but a fateful beginning.

Author: N.D. Jones

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Family Unbroken (The Delahass Legacy Book 2) by Jacie Middlemann

Ann Delahass has always wanted to visit the place that her ancestor, Jeremy Delahass, had been inspired by when he built Nolbeloir House. She and one of her cousins, David Delahass, have decided to finally make the trip to Espinola in the hope of visiting the old school and learning what they can from it. At the last minute they invite Keegan O’Briaen to join them on their trip. It had never been a secret that Keegan was descended from a man who’d written about Jeremy Delahass during his time in the limelight. What none of them knew was that the two men had known each other long before that. Keegan has questions of his own that need answers and not all of them involve his long gone ancestor. With his help David and Ann begin to find what they’re looking for. But with every answer more questions arise and it doesn’t take long to learn the tragedy that struck to the core of what Jeremy Delahass valued most.As David and Ann look for answers in Espinola they find just how much they didn’t know about Jeremy Delahass. And as they walk through the old building he’d once gone to school at they realize that there is much more to the legacy left behind for them than they ever could have known. Family Unbroken is the second in The Delahass Legacy series that also includes Family, Family Shadows, and Family Always. The Delahass Legacy series tells the story of how one family learns the lessons of what’s important in life and how despite the centuries and generations that pass it remains the same. Family.The Delahass Legacy is a series of books classified by Amazon as short reads and some are a bit longer. The books in this series fall in the two hours and more reading time. If you enjoy sitting down with a novella style book you’ll enjoy The Delahass Legacy series.

Author: Jacie Middlemann

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Whispering of Snowflakes by Josephine Goldman

Author Josephine Goldman uses actual letters between lovers as the basis for her gentle romance, The Whispering of Snowflakes. While some of her characters stem from her imagination, every line of these letters is drawn from actual messages between her mother and father.The notes in question pass between Dorothy and Frank after World War II. Frank, who had been in the Merchant Marine, attended the University of Michigan on the GI Bill. He wrote constantly to his sweetheart, Dorothy, who was attending a different school in the state.Many years later, Dorothy meets Marie, who has just started the process of a painful divorce and believes that love and romance are gone from her life forever. Dorothy asks her new friend to help her preserve Frank’s love letters and create a memorial to his legacy. As the two women read every page, both come to important conclusions about their own lives. Dorothy is transported back to happy moments in the past, and through her friend’s love story, Marie finds hope for her own future.Goldman invites readers to join Dorothy and Marie on their literary endeavor. Her intriguing work shows the undeniable—and healing—power of love and loyalty.

Author: Josephine Goldman

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews