Inferno Park by JL Bryan

Carter was only twelve when he witnessed the disaster that killed more than a hundred people at Starland Amusement Park. Five years later, Carter’s hometown is no longer a busy Florida panhandle resort, but a slowly dying town full of empty motels and attractions rusting behind chains and padlocks.

Now something evil stirs in the ruins of the old amusement park…something with an alluring siren song drawing visitors into the dark mysteries of the forbidden world behind the gate. Something with an appetite for restless, yearning souls.

Carter reluctantly returns to the old park in the company of a new girl in town, who is obsessed with urban decay and pop-culture ruins, and discovers the evil at work. To stop it, and protect the children of the town, Carter will have to face his oldest and deepest fears.

Author: JL Bryan

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
57 reviews

Double Shot: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy (Cue Ball Mysteries Book 2) by Cindy Blackburn

Jessie Hewitt thought her pool-hustling days were long gone. But when uber-hunky cop Wilson Rye asks her to go undercover to catch a killer, she jumps at the chance to return to a sleazy poolroom. Jessie is confident she can handle a double homicide, but the doubly-annoying Wilson Rye is another matter altogether. What’s he doing flirting with a woman half his age? Will Jessie have what it takes to deal with Tiffany La-Dee-Doo-Da Sass and solve the murders? Take a guess.

Author: Cindy Blackburn

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
271 reviews

Dark Horse (Jim Knighthorse Book 1) by J.R. Rain

Dark Horse takes place in Huntington Beach, California. Surf City, USA. Written in the tradition of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser and Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, Dark Horse introduces a new hard-hitting, wise-cracking hero with a modern twist.

When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn’t take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone’s hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case.

As the investigation continues, Knighthorse’s personal life is shattered by the discovery of new evidence relating to his mother’s unsolved murder, a murder dating back twenty years. Reeling from the discovery, a determined Jim Knighthorse sets out to bring two killers to justice.

**Acclaim for the Novels of J.R. Rain**

“I read Dark Horse by J.R. Rain. He’s the author of Moon Dance, that I reviewed last column. The author is a private investigator, and it shows; this is another fast moving and entertaining detective story. It is the first of a series, published by Lulu. Rain is surely destined for larger success, if he can get the right break; his fiction is fun reading.”
—PIERS ANTHONY, New York Times bestselling author of A Spell for Chameleon and On A Pale Horse

“I finished Dark Horse late last night. I enjoyed it immensely—very good story, J.R.! I really liked your dialogue, which kept me chuckling each time I sat down to read the book. Add great character and scene descriptions and a well-paced plot, and you’ve got a gripping story indeed. I can honestly say your book was as entertaining as anything I’ve ever read from Patricia Cornwell. I can easily see Dark Horse moving to the big screen!”
—AIDEN JAMES, author of Plague of Coins and Deadly Night

“Dark Horse is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time! A great classic detective story with a modern twist. Unique and interesting characters (I think I’m half in love with Jim Knighthorse now!), a great plot that kept me guessing until the end, and some of the funniest lines I’ve read anywhere. Rain does an amazing job of blending suspense, mystery and humor in this fantastic debut novel destined for the keeper shelf.”
—GEMMA HALLIDAY, author of Deadly Cool and Play Dead

“I love Jim Knighthorse! Please write faster, Mr. Rain!”
—ELAINE BABICH, author of You Never Called Me Princess and Relatively Normal

“Gripping, adventurous, and romantic—J.R. Rain’s The Lost Ark is a breakneck thriller that traces the thread of history from Biblical stories to current-day headlines. Be prepared to lose sleep!”
—JAMES ROLLINS, international bestselling author of Altar of Eden and The Devil’s Colony

“Impossible to put down. J.R. Rain’s Moon Dance is a fabulous urban fantasy.”
—APRIL VINE, author of The Midnight Rose and Blindfolded by Lust

“Moon Dance is absolutely brilliant!”
—LISA TENZIN-DOLMA, author of Understanding the Planetary Myths and The Dolphin Experience

“Moon Dance is a must read. If you like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, be prepared to love J.R. Rain’s Samantha Moon, vampire private investigator.”
—EVE PALUDAN, author of Letters from David and The Romance Writer’s Pink Pages

Author: J.R. Rain

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
193 reviews

Stones: Data (Stones #1) by Jacob Whaler and Erica Orloff

#1 Amazon Thriller! A New Take on Good versus Evil! A novel that will blow your mind and open your eyes!Alexander the Great. Genghis Kahn. Julius Caesar. Attila the Hun. Mao. Stalin. For thousands of years, the Stones have been hidden among us, giving a privileged few power to rule over masses, destroy empires and create new ones. It’s near the end of the 21st century. When Matt Newmark was ten years old, his mother was killed in a vicious corporate assassination. For the last twelve years, he’s been living off grid under the over-protective care of his father, running from dark forces, trying to stay alive. Now Matt finally has a chance to break away and start a new life. On the eve of a trip to Japan, he finds a dark rock in the shape of a claw. Life is never the same again. With the help of a Shinto priest, Matt discovers it’s a Stone, a piece of ancient alien technology that gives him a sweeping view of history and control over time, matter and energy. But Matt is not alone. Mikal Ryzaard has a Stone of his own and a burning vision to eliminate suffering from the earth and bring back Paradise. With all the resources of a massive multinational corporation behind him, he tracks down Matt and makes him an offer. Join me or die.˃˃˃ “It Sucked Me in and Didn’t Let Go Until the End!”–Dirk V˃˃˃ “Great for All YA/Adults!”–LA Wonder˃˃˃ “I was Totally Unprepared for How Much I Would Enjoy it!”–Sophia Gampton˃˃˃ Debuting with 28,000 Downloads Worldwide in 3 Days!#1 Amazon Thriller#1 Amazon Technothriller#1 Amazon Mystery, Thriller and Suspense#1 Amazon Action and Adventure Fiction#1 Amazon Science FictionGrab your copy and begin the journey today.

Author: Jacob Whaler and Erica Orloff

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
151 reviews

The Assassin’s List (The Adam Drake series Book 1) by Scott Matthews

THE ASSASSIN’S LIST is book one in the Adam Drake series – a headline-current thriller about homegrown jihadist assassins and a timid, PC correct government. An assassination of the Secretary of Homeland Security is planned. Adam Drake, an attorney with Special Forces training and experience, uncovers the plot while investigating the murder of a client’s secretary. When the FBI won’t act on his suspicions, Drake takes on a well-funded terrorist sleeper cell, posing as an international security service, to head off a string of assassinations on a long list of America’s VIP’s. THE ASSASSIN’S LIST is a fast-paced counter terrorism thriller that will satisfy your craving for action and make you think about terrorists living among us.

Author: Scott Matthews

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
252 reviews

Romance: California Dreams – A Christian Romance as a Love Story: (Romance, Christian Romance, Romance Novel,… by Morris Fenris

What happens when you mix two widows, two men, one precocious four-year old, and a life-threatening disease? Dreams come true.

After Jane’s husband was killed in action, she let her dreams of becoming a famous chef, living by the ocean and having a family of her own die with him. Now that she’s been given a second chance, will she realize all of her dreams, or play it safe?

When Grace’s husband was killed in action she got the surprise of her life – a baby girl named Daniella. With her daughter’s life hanging in the balance, will she take a step of faith and realize the resurrection of her dreams, or play it safe?

Follow Jane and Grace as they realize that true love can come around twice, you just have to be willing to take a chance on lost “California Dreams”.

Author: Morris Fenris

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
45 reviews

The Family DuMont (Book 1 of The Family Dumont Series) by Austin Wright and Adam Knox

Every family has secrets.  When it’s one of the most powerful families in history, secrets can have catastrophic consequences for the entire world.   __________________________________________________For hundreds of years they were the weapons of kings.  Now they work for themselves on the world’s behalf.But who is going to save them when a forgotten enemy returns?  __________________________________________________No other organization has had a greater impact on history through the lives they’ve saved and the lives they’ve taken. They are an extraordinary family whose quiet interventions in the world’s affairs have had important ramifications for centuries.  But every family has its drama…  Claire DuMont has been estranged from the family for the last five years, surviving on her own as an independent contractor. On Tuesday, she arrives in Dallas on an assignment for a detestable mob boss.  During her one night in town, she unexpectedly falls in love with an ordinary man who is willing to do something very surprising to catch her attention. That same day, her brother Julian pilots a dilapidated boat into Galveston harbor.  As he attempts to carry out his own mission at a seedy waterfront bar that is being monitored by law enforcement and a South American drug cartel, he meets a beautiful waitress who is not what she seems.   Meanwhile, their cousin Tait is attempting to finally become a family agent by hunting down a well-protected criminal.  When his first real mission nearly ends in disaster, it’s up to the heads of the American family to decide his fate before Tait’s father, the head of the European family, arrives and causes havoc.  The events of this day will begin an explosive chain reaction that will put in jeopardy the fate of fifteen-year-old Abbey, the DuMonts’ greatest hope for the future, who is about to begin her own harrowing journey that will lead her to the startling truth about the family. _____________________________________________________AboutTHE FAMILY DUMONT is the first part in the Family DuMont series.  Authors Austin Wright and Adam Knox have created a complex family drama that follows the members on a worldwide adventure.  The multi-generational family experiences action, romance, political intrigue, revenge and unthinkable danger on a global scale.  Note: The Family DuMont: Façades (Book 2 in the series) will be available April 18th, 2014.  

Author: Austin Wright and Adam Knox

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
53 reviews

The Whisper of Stars: A science-fiction thriller (Hibernation Series Book 1) by Nick Jones

Nick Jones debut is an action-packed sci-fi story that masterfully blends espionage with ultra-cool technology and delivers on its promising concept.
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The Whisper of Stars is a fast-paced, futuristic thriller starring a tough, female protagonist.

The year is 2091. With accelerated warming and global population out of control, the survival of humanity hangs in the balance.
On the brink of extinction, science delivers one last hope. Human hibernation.

Jennifer Logan is a tough cop in the newly formed Duality Division, tasked with enforcing hibernation.
When she uncovers a memory, hidden deep within her mind, her belief in the system she protects is shattered.
Together with an unlikely partner, and convinced that her past holds the secret to mankinds future, she embarks
on a dangerous search for the truth, one that rapidly turns into a struggle for her life.
Pursued by the very people she once trusted, Logan must risk everything for answers.
As her world unravels and the layers of deceit are revealed, she is forced to question everything and use all of her skills to survive.
In The Whisper of Stars, author Nick Jones delivers a breathtaking, sinister vision of the future, where nothing is what it seems.
He shows us that some secrets cannot stay buried, no matter how deep.

www.iamnickjones.com

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Could not put it down,20 May 2014
A thrilling story that set in the not too distant future and is so relevant as to what is happening today. Need to know what happens next!

A real page turner, 21 May 2014
Picked this book up and literally could not put it down. Beautifully written, Nick manages to draw you in, captivating you with every twist and turn as the main character gets dragged ever deeper into an unknown world, uprooting her beliefs. Cleverly penned – I am already looking forward to the sequel. Hurry up!

Loved it, 21 May 2014
Well this was a real departure for me. I am not normally one for futuristic action packed fiction. But… I was hooked from the beginning to the end. It is a very well written book and I will certainly read the sequel. It would make a fantastic film?!

Brilliant Read, 28 May 2014
I attended Nick’s book launch and received a free copy of ‘The Whisper of Stars’.
A brilliant read from beginning to end, gripping and thought provoking, very difficult to put down. I was desperate to find out the ending and now look forward to the sequel!
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Could not put it down, 26 May 2014
Not my usual reading material but I truly could not put it down. This is an amazing, well written book and the sequel is much awaited.

Post apocalyptic drama that keeps you gripped, 26 May 2014
The whisper of stars takes us into a world of fear and government control where the only way to save the planet from accelerating climate change appears to be through hibernation. Nick Jones has created a world that appears to predict our future, in all its scary technicolor. A book that you can’t put down, the whisper of stars is a triumphant first novel. The sequel can’t come quickly enough.

Author: Nick Jones

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
100 reviews

Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann and Amy Feiman

When Beth LaMonte rents a cottage on the coast of Maine, she wishes only to withdraw and paint. A mysterious ball of light disturbs her peace and leads her to a secret beach where she finds the diary of a girl who disappeared in 1975. Now Beth is on a mission, not only to bury her own past, but to put to rest the spirit of Firefly Beach.

Author: Meira Pentermann and Amy Feiman

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
2072 reviews