Seventh Mark – Part 1 (The Hidden Secrets Saga) by W.J. May and Book Covers By Design

Like most teenagers, Rouge is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants to be. With little knowledge about her past, she has questions but has never tried to find the answers. Everything changes when she befriends a strangely intoxicating family. Siblings Grace and Michael, appear to have secrets which seem connected to Rouge. Her hunch is confirmed when a horrible incident occurs at an outdoor party. Rouge may be the only one who can find the answer.

An ancient journal, a Sioghra necklace and a special mark force life-altering decisions for a girl who grew up unprepared to fight for her life or others.

All secrets have a cost and Rouges determination to find the truth can only lead to trouble&or something even more sinister.

*Warning: This book will end on a cliffhanger. Book 2 picks up where this book ends.*

Author: W.J. May and Book Covers By Design

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
93 reviews

Awesome Healthy Recipes of Darkness: A Dozen Healthy Recipes for Servants of Lord K’aleth the Grand Adjudicator… by Scara Morrowlen

Are you looking for the best healthy recipes? Then look no further than this great new cookbook by Scara Morrowlen that teaches you how to have nutritious meals that are always enjoyable, and never boring! Your days in the hallowed temple shall drift painlessly as you enjoy these great, traditional recipes..
From one of the best meatloaf recipes under the sign of the twin moons, to chocolate brownies that the Black Vanguard would destroy an entire village for, these recipes are guaranteed to please both expert and amateur cooking enthusiasts.

I invite you to bring our traditions into your home, and enjoy these recipes for you and your family to cherish for many years to come.

Author: Scara Morrowlen

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
79 reviews

The Night Before Christmas: The Classic Account of the Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore

First published anonymously in 1823—and later attributed to Clemente C. Moore—The Night Before Christmas is arguably one of the most famous and cherished Christmas poems of all time. Moore’s depiction of St. Nicholas played a significant role in our modern conception of Santa Claus. It is, and always has been, the quintessential holiday tale.

Author: Clement C. Moore

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
109 reviews

Yorktown: Katana Krieger #1 by Bill Robinson

Four hundred years in our future, Captain Katana Krieger has just assumed command of the Union Navy’s new frigate, USS Yorktown, when suddenly she and her crew are assigned to find a missing convoy 200 light years from earth. What she finds instead is an alien invasion, one that only she and her crew can stop. Action and adventure await the reader. This is not great literature, it’s simply great fun. Some violence, an adult innuendo or two, and an occasional “frak,” otherwise fine for fun lovers of all ages.

NOTE: A couple bits of information appear to be useful based on the first 60 or so reviews. First. Yes, it’s written in the first person, which bothers some folks in this genre, but I thought it necessary since it’s a mystery being solved and this way you get the same info she gets to figure it out. It is, as many have pointed out, unlike 99% of alien invasion stories. Second, Katana is not Spruance, or Nimitz, or Halsey or any modern Navy commander. She is based on Steven Decatur, late 1700s US frigate captain. Youngest captain in US Navy history, one of only 53 people ever to have a portrait appear on US currency, namesake of an Arleigh Burke destroyer. When the USS Philadelphia was captured in Tripoli, he planned, executed, and personally led a special ops mission to destroy her (which earned him the utter respect of Horatio Nelson). When his brother was killed, he planned, executed, and led a special ops mission during which, outnumbered better than 5 to 1, he still managed to personally kill the enemy ship captain and escape. He was sent by Thomas Jefferson to negotiate treaties with foreign governments, which he usually did through expeditious use of his cannons. No modern commander would act that way, but Katana’s soul is 700 years old.

The ships in this book are generally either (a) revolutionary war battles or (b) associated with the first six frigates of the US Navy (Congress, Constitution, Decatur, Bainbridge, Truxton). This is a topsails and mainsails with nuclear warheads and laser cannons book, not a gas turbine book.

Length: Rounded off: 2001: A Space Odyssey is 70,000 words. The Forever War is 81,000 words. The Hobbit is 97,000 words. Yorktown is 98,000 words. Ender’s Game is 107,000 words. Game of Thrones is 300,000 words. This is a real novel, but not an epic one.

Bill Robinson is a short story writer of strange computer fiction, including the only two intentional works of fiction ever published by Network World, “The Tolkien Ring Network,” and “The Ether Strikes Back.” His first novel, Intention, and it’s sequel, Destination, are apparently the most read grown up superhero novels for the Kindle.

Author: Bill Robinson

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
286 reviews

Lost Highlander by Cassidy Cayman

Grad student and cocktail waitress Evelyn Merkholtz has plenty to deal with. Too much to deal with. So, when her runaway best friend calls with a mysterious and urgent request to join her in Scotland, she is secretly more than happy to drop everything and oblige.

She’s faced with an ancient curse, an adorably hunky villager, and a super hot (but possibly murderous), Highland warrior from the 18th century – and realizes that getting burned at the stake is a really bad way to get out of writing her thesis.

Other books in this series:
Reunited (Book 2 of Lost Highlander series)
Revenge (Book 3 of Lost Highlander series)
Sam and Evie – A Lost Highlander Novella

Author: Cassidy Cayman

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
601 reviews

Paradise Lot: GoneGodWorld – Episode One by R.E. Vance

The gods are gone. All of them.

Their last message to humanity was: “Thank you for believing in us, but it is not enough. We’re leaving. Good luck.” At first no one took them seriously. Until, that is, all the denizens of all the heavens and hells started showing up on people’s doorsteps.

Creatures that were once thought of as myth are now refugees striving to adapt to life on earth. Trouble is, after eons of living forever, they’re not very good at being mortal.

Caught in the middle is Jean-Luc, a struggling hotelier who (reluctantly) promised to help these ‘Others’ live in this new GoneGod world. But taking care of his guests, keeping his hotel afloat and dealing with the constant drama of the Others’ lives is figuratively killing him. And now that an unusually strange Other is in town, his figurative demise might soon become more literal.

Author: R.E. Vance

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
57 reviews

The Unearthly by Laura Thalassa

The first time I was declared dead, I lost my past. The second time, I lost my humanity. Now I’m being hunted, and if I die again, my soul is up for forfeit.

After enrolling in Peel Academy, an elite supernatural boarding school on the British Isles, the last of the sirens, Gabrielle Fiori, only wants to fit in. Instead, the elixir meant to awaken her supernatural abilities kills her.

When Gabrielle wakes up in the morgue twelve hours later, something wicked is awakened in her, something even the supernatural community has never seen before. Now the only person who can help her is Andre de Leon, the community’s infamous bad boy and the king of vampires.

Yet even his help can’t prevent the repeated attempts on Gabrielle’s life. Someone is after her, and they will stop at nothing to end her short existence. Only Gabrielle cannot let that happen now that her soul hangs in the balance, because she may have met the devil. And he wants her. Bad.

The Unearthly is a YA novel that will appeal to fans of paranormal romance and those who love vampire novels.

Author: Laura Thalassa

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
99 reviews

A Slice of Honeybear Pie (BWWM Paranormal BBW Bear Shifter Romance) (Bearfield Book 1) by Jacqueline Sweet and Eva Wilder

Matt Morrisey is a bear shifter with a sweet tooth, an easy smile, and muscles for miles
When Mina Brooks’ dreams of opening her own bakery go up in literal flames, she has no choice but to run. Bad men are after her and they won’t stop coming until she’s silenced for good. It’s hard to escape though when you roll your car off a mountain road and get tangled up with the local police. Trapped in jail with her enemies closing in, Mina is all but done for.

Matt Morrisey expected the call would be just another drunk who needed a lawyer he couldn’t afford, but when the big shifter laid eyes on his client and her sweet curves, he knew his life was about to change. Mina was his fated mate, he could feel it in his blood. How could he convince the terrified woman that they were destined for each other, that he could protect her, without scaring her off?

As fate pulls the two of them closer, and the dangerous men close in on Mina, Matt has to prove he’s got what it takes to defend the woman he loves from the mysterious forces pursuing her.

A Slice of Honeybear Pie is a standalone story set in the cozy yet mysterious town of Bearfield.

Author: Jacqueline Sweet and Eva Wilder

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
81 reviews

Clovenhoof by Heide Goody and Iain Grant

Charged with gross incompetence, Satan is fired from his job as Prince of Hell and exiled to that most terrible of places: English suburbia. Forced to live as a human under the name of Jeremy Clovenhoof, the dark lord not only has to contend with the fact that no one recognises him or gives him the credit he deserves but also has to put up with the bookish wargamer next door and the voracious man-eater upstairs.Heaven, Hell and the city of Birmingham collide in a story that features murder, heavy metal, cannibalism, armed robbers, devious old ladies, Satanists who live with their mums, gentlemen of limited stature, dead vicars, petty archangels, flamethrowers, sex dolls, a blood-soaked school assembly and way too much alcohol.Clovenhoof is outrageous and irreverent (and laugh out loud funny!) but it is also filled with huge warmth and humanity. Written by first-time collaborators Heide Goody and Iain Grant, Clovenhoof will have you rooting for the bad guy like never before.

Author: Heide Goody and Iain Grant

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
329 reviews

The Visionary by James Hawthorne

During the summer of 1967, three members of the rock band Wyldeflower head out into the arid California desert to kick back and relax.When they get there, they decide to take some LSD supposedly created by the government.What happens that night will not only affect the rest of their lives but result in the creation of a being with almost unlimited mental powers.

Author: James Hawthorne

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
123 reviews