Hawthorne & Heathcliff by R.K. Ryals and Regina Wamba

Two names that didn’t belong to us. Two shoes that did.Intense and introspective, seventeen-year-old Hawthorne Macy knows all about being abandoned. She’s felt the stark pain of being left behind by the people who are supposed to love her the most; her parents. Raised by her caring uncle on an old plantation, Hawthorne lives her life on the fringes of her small Southern town.Until she meets his shoe.Senior year, last period English class, and a pair of silent tennis shoes resting next to hers in the back of the room throws Hawthorne into a world she’d learned to stay outside of.His name is Max Vincent, but in her mind, he’s Heathcliff. The handsome eighteen-year-old boy behind the shoes will pull Hawthorne into a passionate and unforgettable adventure of self-discovery during a time when love seems impossible.Shoes can tell a lot about a person. The journey they take you on can tell a lot about how they’ll hold up.

Author: R.K. Ryals and Regina Wamba

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
172 reviews

The Crystal Series Boxed Set: A Spiritual Warfare Romantic Thriller Series (Books 1-3) by Dayo Benson

A collection of the first three books in the dazzling Crystal Series, from Amazon Bestselling Author Dayo Benson.

Follow Crystal as she battles for freedom from celebrity cult, the S.O.T., and forms a team of ex-S.O.T. members, including a male model and the lead singer of a boyband, to bring the S.O.T. down. Will they succeed or are they too spoiled to pay the price? Expect glamor and nail-biting tension.

Searchlight

A heart-rending tragedy. A passionate love. A firm resolution.

Ambition
For as long as Crystal remembers, she has wanted to be a singer.
For as long as she remembers, her parents have feared the SOT, a celebrity cult that will make you famous, but destroy you in the process.
When Luke, leader of the SOT, sets his sights on Crystal will she have the courage to stand her ground, or will she give in?

Destruction
After the SOT deals a deadly blow, Crystal has no choice but to obey their orders to sign up for Searchlight. Searchlight is the biggest talent show on TV. With the SOT’s backing, Crystal could win, but is she willing to pay the price? When she unexpectedly finds love, she is afraid to pursue it for fear that darkly handsome Juda could become an SOT target too.
At Searchlight, her dreams and nightmares collide. According to Juda, it’s the darkest places that need light the most, but the SOT is much darker than Crystal imagined.

Heartbreak
Not everything is what it seems to be, and not everyone is who they say they are. Crystal is tough, but she’s only human. There’s only so much heartache and betrayal one girl can take.
Then she is tested and forced to make a choice.
It’s a choice between light and darkness.
Good and evil.
Faith and despair.
But choosing God could mean choosing death.

The SOT is back, and this time they mean business! Lexi escaped. Will her daughter, Crystal?

Surrender

Everyone has a limit…
…and Crystal is steadily getting closer to hers. She thought she could escape the SOT, but now they have her and there seems to be no way out. Some people think she has everything, but she knows she has nothing. Is she ever going to break free? And is the mysterious Juda a friend or foe?

Everyone is scared of something…
…and fear is the worst enemy of all. Crystal wants to hold on, but her fears enable the SOT to drag her to darker depths than she ever thought possible; depths from which she must claw her way back if she is ever going to regain her freedom.

The pressure is on, and Crystal must either fight or be broken. It all comes down to one question: Who will she surrender to?

Insurrection

The Determination of a Victim.
Crystal has survived eighteen months of trauma at the hands of the SOT. She now has two options: she can either fade into obscurity, or fight. She chooses to fight—along with her team of unlikely alliances. But as their plans come together, doubts are never far away. Can she really trust her team, or will they give up at the first hurdle? And, are they on a suicide mission, or can they really bring down the SOT?

Crystal will stop at nothing to achieve her aim, but she must pay a high price, and decide whether the cost is worth it.

Fans of the popular Beauty for Ashes Series, by the same author, will love this new series, which focuses on Crystal, supermodel Lexi Washington’s daughter.

Categories: Christian action and adventure series, Christian fiction series, Christian paranormal, Christian romance, Christian supernatural fiction, Christian suspense, Christian teen fiction series, fame and celebrity.

Author: Dayo Benson

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
284 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

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

Summer at Sea: The Summer Series Book 1 by Beth Labonte

Four jackets of varying weights, enough socks for the entire Confederate Army, three umbrellas, most of the antacid aisle from the local pharmacy, and six pairs of old people sneakers that all look exactly the same.

Have you ever helped your parents pack for a weeklong cruise?

No? I didn’t think so. So shut it.

So begins vacation for Summer Hartwell – twenty-six years old, living with her anxiety-ridden parents, and unwillingly booked by her brother on a weeklong cruise to Bermuda. Despite the nightmare of being trapped aboard a cruise ship with Mom and Dad, Summer sees a rare opportunity to fulfill The Prophecy – her mother’s declaration that she will live at home until she gets married. With two thousand passengers onboard, at least one of them must be husband material, right?

The only problem is Graham Blenderman – her brother’s best friend who is joining them for the week, in all of his tall, blonde, extroverted glory. Graham doesn’t believe Summer needs a husband in order to break free from her parents. He thinks she just needs a little bit of nerve. And to Summer’s introverted horror, he’s willing to spend the entire week proving that he’s right.

Author: Beth Labonte

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
438 reviews

Sins of the Mothers (Texas Romance Series Book 4) by Caryl McAdoo

Persistent faith brings redemption and reconciliation.
Propelled by blind love, Mary Rachel Buckmeyer defies her father to elope with Caleb Wheeler. The newlyweds run off to California then partner with his cousin in his dry goods business.
Unbeknownst to the young bride, her new husband sends his kissing cousin ahead. He wants his love and his new wife’s money, too. Betrayal and murder drive Mary, soon a young mother, to the depths of despair. But she hates the man who loves her enough to cover her sins and deliver her out of the horrible pit she’s dug for herself in. Or does she?
Mary Rachel travels from frontier Texas to the raw bone boomtown of 1850’s San Francisco gold rush days, then all the way to genteel New York to find redemption for the sins of her mothers.

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
127 reviews

Slave (Book One) by Laura Frances

There is no sun. There is no moon. There is only gray—the smog belched from coal-fueled factories. The Workers silently shuffle to their assigned posts. The Outcasts watch from the alley walls. On every corner, a Watcher stands stone-faced, a rifle in hand. This is the only life that exists. Beyond the mountains is a dream. But dreams are foolish in a place like this. Hannah has spent nineteen years dodging Watchers and doing as she is told.Do not look Watchers in the eye. Don’t give them a reason to notice you.But when she wakes to the valley exploding in revolution, Hannah is forced onto a dangerous path, where nothing is what she believed. Suddenly freedom is in her grasp, and the way there requires working with the men she once feared.

Author: Laura Frances

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
329 reviews

Space Team: A Funny Sci-fi Space Adventure by Barry J. Hutchison

A hilarious, fast-paced space adventure from the author the Independent calls “the new Terry Pratchett.”Cal Carver is having a bad day. Imprisoned and forced to share a cell with a cannibalistic serial killer, Cal thinks things can’t possibly get any worse. He is wrong. It’s not until two-thirds of the human race is wiped out and Cal is abducted by aliens that his day really starts to go downhill.Whisked across the galaxy, Cal is thrown into a team of some of the sector’s most notorious villains and scumbags. Their mission should be simple enough, but as one screw-up leads to another, they find themselves in a frantic battle to save an entire alien civilization – and its god – from total annihilation.

Author: Barry J. Hutchison

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
705 reviews