The Soloists by Ariele Huff

Like child actors and athletes, musical child prodigies often pay a heavy price for their stardom. These people are real. All the situations and most of the events are real. This narrative nonfiction is written in novel form to document the lives of children placed into often brutal adult level competition, taking readers through the resulting emotional consequences. Composited from two real life soloists this novel is written by a family member. The book received high marks (“mechanically perfect”) by judges in a publishers’ contest, resulting in placement with an agent and a year in editorial boards at Penguin.

Author: Ariele Huff

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Soloists by Ariele Huff

Like child actors and athletes, musical child prodigies often pay a heavy price for their stardom. These people are real. All the situations and most of the events are real. This narrative nonfiction is written in novel form to document the lives of children placed into often brutal adult level competition, taking readers through the resulting emotional consequences. Composited from two real life soloists this novel is written by a family member. The book received high marks (“mechanically perfect”) by judges in a publishers’ contest, resulting in placement with an agent and a year in editorial boards at Penguin.

Author: Ariele Huff

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Beyond the Ebbing Tide by Charles Richard Sterling

A rebellious young woman with strong anti-war views defies her politically influential grandmother when she leaves for Paris in search of her missing husband.

Author: Charles Richard Sterling

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Cleopatra’s Necklace (Devlin Security Force Book 3) by Susan Vaughan

“From Venice to Las Vegas, Susan Vaughan builds edge of the seat suspense… If you like sexy heroes, strong heroines and an action-packed adventure, you’ll love this third book in Susan Vaughan’s Devlin Security Force series. Highly Recommended!” – Linda Style, award-winning author of DETROIT RULES****Part of a series, but a stand-alone novel with its own conclusion. No cliff-hangers.DEVLIN SECURITY FORCE, Protecting Priceless TreasuresA stolen necklace…When DSF boss Thomas Devlin’s old flame is pursued by the same thugs who stole the Queen of the Nile’s priceless necklace from under his company’s nose, he drops everything and jets to Venice to protect her. He’s desperate to recover the necklace from the smuggling ring Centaur and restore his company’s reputation, but he runs into more trouble than he can handle in the arms of the woman he can’t forget.A woman in danger…Impetuous artist Cleo Chandler’s involvement with the forger who copied Cleopatra’s necklace sends her on the run because the thugs who killed him believe she knows the location of the jewelry. When Thomas bursts back into her life promising protection, she knows he’ll safeguard her life, but will this take-charge man crush her love again?A dangerous quest…From Venice to the U.S., as Thomas and Cleo race against time and the smugglers, they learn that something much greater is at stake than their lives and recovering the precious antiquity. As the peril escalates, so does the risk to their hearts.

Author: Susan Vaughan

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

How Perfect You Are (Carlson College Mysteries Book 1) by Isabel Fox

Work. School. Friends. Life is business as usual for Carlson College student Cassie Morgan, which is just the way she likes it. Cassie’s orderly world is turned upside down, though, when she receives a mysterious text message from a secret admirer. Though she tries to brush it off at first, it soon becomes apparent that her admirer has more than just a crush. Strange messages are just the beginning of Cassie’s problems. As her admirer becomes increasingly invasive, Cassie must work with her friends and her roommate’s handsome older brother to identify her stalker before it’s too late.How Perfect You Are is the debut novel of Isabel Fox and the first in the Carlson College Mystery Series. It deftly blends the new adult, cozy mystery, suspense, and romance genres together in a unique tale that will leave you hungry for more.

Author: Isabel Fox

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Worth the Wait: A Fairview Novel (Small-Town Secrets Book 1) by Sophia Sinclair

“Best debut novel I have ever read, and I have read a lot!”— Romance audiobook narrator Sarah PuckettAbout This BookMolly wasn’t looking for love — or a mystery — but she found both.Molly Miller is an overworked and underpaid librarian struggling to raise her three kids herself. The only romances she has time for are the novels she returns to the shelves. Then one day, David Conrad walks into the Fairview Public Library. He looks just like the sexy pirate on the cover of a romance novel her best friend, Lori, has been reading, so they secretly refer to him as The Pirate Man. But the truth is even stranger. His appearance means old secrets are about to be revealed, and not everyone in town will be happy about that. Who is David Conrad?David immediately rubs Molly the wrong way. But she somehow keeps getting entangled with him in ways she can’t seem to avoid. He claims to be descended from a prominent Fairview family that was brutally murdered in the 1950s. The Conrad murders were never solved, and now that a Conrad is back in town and asking questions, the people of Fairview are in for some surprises. So is Molly. Who’d have thought an irritating Pirate Man could capture her heart?Review of Worth the Wait:I cannot say enough about this book! I love the whole librarian single mom angle and meeting up with “The Pirate”??!! So much YES! Sophia Sinclair creates this small town feel with real characters that have so much depth that you can’t help but fall in love with. Molly not only tackles being a single parent, but also issues with her beloved library and her crazy awful landlord! It’s real and I absolutely loved that it was such a big part of the story. Then, she meets this mysterious stranger who is new in this small town (we all know how that goes) and he shakes things up in her already chaotic life. They have this love/hate relationship that they have to struggle through. This book has so many layers, love, parenting, mystery, bringing in new relationships to the family, and it is all done so well. Best debut novel I have ever read, and I have read a lot! I cannot wait to find out more about the characters in this town! www.facebook.com/sarahpuckettvosarahpuckettvo.comAbout the AuthorI’m a small-town girl who left behind careers in journalism and advertising to create a special small town full of unforgettable characters. You’ll get to know Fairview, its people and its quirks. You’ll fall in love with the characters, and you’ll catch up with them as the series progresses. I’d love to hear from you, especially if you want to root for one of the characters to get her own novel! Please find me on social media:Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/sophiasinclairromance/Web page:https://wordpress.com/block-editor/page/caffeine408.wordpress.com/210Email:Sophiasinclairromance@gmail.comAmazon:amazon.com/author/sophiasinclairromanceInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/sophiasinclairauthor/?hl=en

Author: Sophia Sinclair

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

The Soloists by Ariele Huff

Like child actors and athletes, musical child prodigies often pay a heavy price for their stardom. These people are real. All the situations and most of the events are real. This narrative nonfiction is written in novel form to document the lives of children placed into often brutal adult level competition, taking readers through the resulting emotional consequences. Composited from two real life soloists this novel is written by a family member. The book received high marks (“mechanically perfect”) by judges in a publishers’ contest, resulting in placement with an agent and a year in editorial boards at Penguin.

Author: Ariele Huff

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Testing Luke (Devereaux Billionaires Book 3) by Mallory Crowe

Billionaire Luke Devereaux gets what he wants and what he wants right now is to bring down the shady organization threatening his family. Teaming up with the FBI is his only option–even if that option comes in the sultry Evelyn Price, the ice-princess who’s all business. Refusing to be distracted by the sexy, rich playboy, Evelyn forces herself to stay focused on the case, gearing up for the criminal takedown of her entire career. As the enemy closes in with Evelyn as its next target, it’s up to Luke to keep them out of danger. The more they work to protect each other, and fight for control, the harder it is to resist their undeniable attraction.And the one thing Evelyn has learned from working with him is that Luke Devereaux gets what he wants.

Author: Mallory Crowe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

DRAUGHT OF LIFE: A Romantic Mystery Thriller by Gordon John Thomson

The summer of 1940. In the Somerset village of Caddiscombe in the Mendip Hills, at the height of the Battle of Britain, an unlikely wartime friendship develops between a wealthy local married woman, Rachel Woodville, and a young working class RAF pilot, John Graveling – a friendship that ultimately ends in sexual betrayal, murder and disgrace… May 1996. In the city of Mumbai, India, the hijacking of an airliner by militant Kashmiri separatists goes disastrously wrong when the plane is stormed by Indian troops and many of the hostages are killed or injured. Among the victims is a young Englishwoman, Claire Basquill, who suffers horrific injuries…May 2000. Rebuilding her life in the village of Caddiscombe, Claire Basquill leads the opposition to the development of a giant theme park around the village, and attracts the attention of a jaded tabloid journalist, Will Stratton. Stratton quickly realizes that Claire is a survivor of the Mumbai hijacking, but his interest in her soon unearths darker rumours about Claire Basquill and her past too: that she may have been the lover of an infamous Kashmiri rebel, Abdul Aziz, and that she might even have aided and abetted in the hijacking herself…In Caddiscombe Will is drawn further into the controversy over Claire Basquill as a former girl friend, Charlotte Grimes, does her unprincipled best to persuade the villagers to accept the plans for the theme park. Will hears of the old wartime scandal of Claire’s grandmother, Rachel Woodville, who was suspected of murdering her husband, a scandal whose effects still seem linked in some profound way to the present life of the village, particularly for Will’s spinster aunt, Maisie Ridgewell.When Maisie dies, Will comes into possession of John Graveling’s diary, which reveals many of these secrets of the past. After Will’s own son and ex-wife are taken hostage in Kashmir, Will has to travel into the mountainous heart of Kashmir to try and obtain their release, a journey that tests his endurance to the limit and leads him ultimately to understand the truth, not only about Claire Basquill, but also about the fate of her grandmother, Rachel Woodville…

Author: Gordon John Thomson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG by T. K. Lukas

Sidney shrieked, letting fly a string of colorful expletives when the huge black beast sprang from the shadowy woods. “If the devil had a dog, you’d be it,” she said, backing away as the animal pursued. “But I know the devil. He hates dogs.”

On her third failed marriage, thirty-four-year-old Sidney McQueen regrets her PhD in Psychology wasn’t useful in choosing husbands. She feels better suited choosing horses. When her divorce attorney advises her to disappear for a while, she heeds the warning. But can she disappear without a trace when her soon-to-be ex-husband, a powerful attorney with ties to Mexican drug cartels, is hell-bent to find her? He wants back what belongs to him—and it’s not just Sidney he’s after.

Forty-five-year-old Markus Yeager, former Marine turned CIA operative, has a top-secret past. Physical and emotional scars cause him to retreat to the small, west Texas town of Alpine to be near an old friend, the one person he trusts. Flashbacks haunt him. His purposefully crafted quiet life is up-ended when Sidney pulls into town, horse trailer in tow.

People from Sidney’s past start turning up dead. Terrified, she questions whether the refuge she sought at Yeager’s remote ranch is enough to protect her from the man she refers to as “The Devil.” Her life-or-death situation draws Markus back into the violent world he thought he’d left behind, a world of weapons, drugs, money, and dangerous traffickers who’d put a bullet in your head while they mouthed their Hail Marys. Markus pursues and confronts the enemy head-on, but first he must confront the demons hounding his mind.

Thrown together in a cauldron boiling over with emotional tension and physical danger, Markus and Sidney allow their tentative bond to feed their individual needs. Once the murderer is apprehended, they breathe a collective sigh of relief, and their relationship, once governed by mutually imposed rules, intensifies. However, when it’s discovered that the one in custody may not be the killer, chasing the truth becomes a frantic race against a deadly predator.

IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG— an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride packed full of heart-pounding suspense.

Author: T. K. Lukas

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews