Home Grown: Book One in the Based on True Stories Collection by Ninie Hammon

DON’T MESS WITH A WOMAN WHO BUYS INK BY THE BARREL     
FACT…
In 1989, federal authorities busted what they called the Cornbread Mafia, the largest domestic marijuana growing operation in American history. They confiscated 182 tons of pot with a street value– in 1989!–of $400 million. Federal marshals arrested 56 men in 5 states…but they all came from one small town in Kentucky.

FICTION…
Somebody murdered Jim Bingham, shot him dead in front of his own newspaper office in the small town of Brewster, Kentucky, and now his heartbroken daughter must abandon the world of academic journalism for the real world of running the newspaper he left behind.
 
But Sarabeth Bingham soon discovers that marijuana-growing has corrupted the idyllic small town where she grew up. 

The sheriff can’t get a marijuana conviction because the county’s jury pool is tainted. 

Her cousin grows weed and has lost his wife and daughter to the world of drugs. 

Sarabeth finds herself falling for a handsome bourbon distillery owner she’s convinced is financing his business with dope money.

And a ruthless farmer named Bubba Jamison will do anything–absolutely anything–to protect his empire.

After 3 children find dope money in an abandoned building and the dopers kidnap them to get it back, Sarabeth heeds the words on the plaque that has hung above her father’s desk for as long as she can remember: “Don’t mess with a man who buys ink by the barrel!”

In a blazing front-page editorial in the next issue of the Tribune, Sarabeth declares war on the marijuana-growing industry! Now, the growers have to shut her up and she soon learns a terrifying lesson: dopers fight dirty.
         

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          Home Grown isn’t the true story of the rise and fall of the Cornbread Mafia, not from a historical perspective; thrillers like this are too intricately woven to stick to the facts. But the novel is as real as what actually did happen, a mystery thrillers and suspense story with a female protagonist who grabs the reader and drags him into the action to live it with her. Sarabeth Bingham isn’t the stereotypical heroine of sappy contemporary women’s fiction. She is flawed, human and real. She has multiple sclerosis and a past filled with the kind of pain that’s the mortar for building walls. Home Grown gives crime fiction a heart–and the face of a red-haired woman who didn’t set out to be a hero. 

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READERS’ PRAISE
Her books will entertain you and keep you flipping pages. She pulls no punches and no characters are safe. But she will also move you emotionally. This is the 4th Hammon novel I’ve read and I can’t wait for her 5th. Bestselling author Eric Wilson, Top 100 Amazon Reviewer
Ninie has a way of sharing real happenings of that time period through fiction and protecting the real people involved. I know because I live in the small town she wrote about. ohsolma
Mystery, thrillers and suspense stories and historical thrillers are the genres I enjoy, and Home Grown has a reality and believability that’s rare in crime fiction. The novel may be billed as women’s fiction, but I’m a man and it’s one of the best dramas I’ve ever read. T. Fredrick
The fact that this book is fiction, but based on events that actually took place makes it all the more gripping. This is the first book of Hammon’s I have read. I shall definitely be reading her others. Shirley Ford
Home Grown is based on a true story from 30 years ago but the greed and evil felt very contemporary. Women will identify with the female protagonist because she’s no superwoman. Her vulnerability moves the book beyond typical crime fiction. Sally Hayes

Author: Ninie Hammon

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
592 reviews

Money Can’t Buy Love 1: (A Sexy Billionaire Bad Boy Novel) by Ali Parker and Mary Wolney

Sometimes love demands a second chance, but it will never be bought, no matter the amount.Michael Carrington promised himself after losing his wife that he was done with love. No more investing in anything he wasn’t capable of walking away. Sex and high-dollar business deals would become the center of his world. Throw in a touch of danger, and he has all he needs outside of a new assistant. Rainey Foster has finally graduated college, and as a struggling single mom, she just needs someone to give her a chance. She’s willing to go all in with the right employer, as long as the buck stops there. He can have her time, her commitment and her attention, but no one will ever have her heart again. She thinks she has things figured out until she comes face to face with the illustrious Michael Carrington. Powerful. Confident. Sexy as Hell. Lust might ignite the flame between them, but love will have its way.

Author: Ali Parker and Mary Wolney

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
300 reviews

Saving Babe Ruth (Prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Thriller Series) by Tom Swyers

After you’ve downloaded a copy of Saving Babe Ruth, get a copy of the award-winning HOT NEW RELEASE and the next book in the series, The Killdeer Connection, on SALE TODAY for only $2.99! Scroll down to the series section. Click the Killdeer cover to check out all the ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reviews and order!Going down swinging is not an option . . . Survival is the name of the game when two obsessed men teeter on the cusp of madness in a war over a kids’ baseball field in this thriller based on a true story.Travel baseball promoter Rob Barkus has a full bench. He’s backed by a corrupt board of directors, a sports-fixated high school administration, and a mob of crazy travel baseball parents. He’ll stop at nothing to kill the town’s sandlot baseball league so that his elite travel teams can take over its beautiful Babe Ruth baseball field.The only obstacle between Barkus and his field of dreams is David Thompson, a Civil War buff and burned-out lawyer. When Thompson steps up to save the crumbling league for his son and the rest of the sandlot players in town, Barkus unleashes a cunning and ruthless attack against David, his family, and his teenaged league of misfit players.Thompson is outnumbered and surrounded. He’s like a man who walked into quicksand. The harder he struggles to save the league, the deeper he sinks. On top of it all, Thompson is stuck in a family Catch-22. If he surrenders, he might lose his son’s love along with his own self-respect, not to mention losing the game of summer for the sandlot kids in town. Yet if he doesn’t back down, it threatens his marriage and deprives his son of any chance to play on the high school team.Thompson is on an emotional roller coaster and he can’t get off. He is fighting his own civil war as he struggles to make a difference in the town he cherishes without harming the family he loves.Standing alone and pushed to his breaking point, he needs to figure out when to fold and when to fight. One thing is for sure: if he finally snaps, he won’t take any prisoners.Captivating characters lead double lives and keep secrets in this award-winning page-turner, laced with humor, about a man who takes a stand and risks it all to make a difference in a world gone mad.New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey says Swyers “has created a man for all seasons” in David Thompson and calls Saving Babe Ruth “an absorbing and compulsively readable novel.”In a foreword, Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, calls Saving Babe Ruth a “great story.”Read Saving Babe Ruth as the prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Series which starts with the The Killdeer Connection as the first book. The Killdeer Connection was selected as a 2017 winner in Amazon’s international Kindle Scout writing competition. Saving Babe Ruth is an Amazon multiple category bestseller.Gold Winner,  Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 “Best First Book: Fiction.”Silver Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 “Best Popular Fiction.”Readers Views, “Best Regional Fiction 2014/2015: Northeast.”Finalist, “Best New Fiction,” 2014 USA Best Book Awards.

Author: Tom Swyers

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
144 reviews

The Goodbye Storm (Rough Waters Series Book 1) by Danielle Stewart

Autumn Chase is painfully aware grief is a beast that won’t be chased off before it’s ready to leave. When an icy road and a dark night leave her a young widow, she’s forced to trade in her perfectly planned future for the unknown. Like a child hiding from a monster, she pulls her covers up over her head with the intention of sheltering herself forever. But once an unexpected stranger shows up on her doorstep, Autumn has to choose between being alone or connecting with someone who is hurting as badly as she is.

Noah Key, an emergency room doctor, has solemnly informed countless families that their loved one could not be saved. However, when his own wife dies suddenly there are no words to bring him comfort. His in-laws want him to fall to pieces to confirm his love for his late wife. His colleagues want him to take time off to grieve. The only thing Noah wants is to work enough hours in the day to forget his wife is gone. He’s written himself a prescription for a cocktail of distraction and exhaustion in order to trick his brain into thinking his life isn’t in shambles.

When the world keeps moving on without them, Noah and Autumn will need to decide if they’ll survive the storm or allow themselves to be swept away by it.

Rough Waters Series:
Book 1: The Goodbye Storm
Book 2: The Runaway Storm(Available Late August)

Author: Danielle Stewart

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
345 reviews

The Evolution of Ivy: Poison (The Evolution of Ivy, Volume 1) by Lauren Campbell

Romance and Mental Instability collide in this gasp-worthy tale.BLURB: “They won’t recognize the new me. But they know the old me well—the me she harmed, and the me he loved. She thinks she has him. But I’m going to take him back. He thinks she’s the one. But I’m going to show him he’s wrong. I thought it was over. But now I have a chance.”

Author: Lauren Campbell

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
191 reviews

Veiled Obsession (His Agenda 1): A Gripping Psychological Thriller by Dori Lavelle

**WARNING: Due to sexual situations and adult content, Veiled Obsession, a disturbing psychological thriller, is not intended for readers under the age of 18, and anyone who is unable to read books containing the following issues: kidnapping, murder, graphic rape, and extreme abuse.**I cry for the man I used to know, the man I used to love…until his love killed mine.My name is Haley Macknight, and I’m dying inside. From the outside my life is every woman’s dream. I’m married to Jude Macknight, a sexy multimillionaire who loves me…too much.Once upon a time, I loved him. But that love is dead. Unwilling to let me go, I’ve become his obsession. His heart is dark and damaged, and he will stop at nothing to make sure I remain in a marriage I no longer want, inside my gilded cage.Each day I pull away from Jude, I watch him transform into a monster. Before my eyes, he becomes a man I don’t recognize, a dangerous man. He makes it clear that I belong to him, that my life is no longer my own. If I leave, he’ll kill me. But if I stay, I’ll die a slow death.**This dark romance thriller serial unfolds over three volumes.**SERIES READING ORDER:Veiled Obsession (His Agenda Book 1) Dangerous Intentions (His Agenda Book 2) – $2.99Broken Illusions (His Agenda Book 3) – $1.99 PREORDER SALE (Price changes to $2.99 after release)

Author: Dori Lavelle

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
145 reviews

Stories Untold: A Gripping Psychological Thriller by Leslie Wolfe

A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER Something terrible happened sixteen years ago; many lives were lost. Who was responsible? As long as the truth remains buried, his life is in danger. She will help him find it; she’s the only one who can.They’re both strong and fearless, determined, relentless. He’s a decorated war veteran and he wants to die. She’s a prominent psychologist and she won’t give up on him.When a suicidal client seeks her help, Dr. Angela Blackwell cannot turn him away, despite the fact that he isn’t seeking the kind of help she normally provides her clients. The man, who won’t fully identify himself, wants the distinguished psychologist to stand witness after his planned death in six months’ time, ensuring his wife will not be charged as an accessory or be hindered from collecting the death benefit he carefully provisioned for her. He calls himself DJ and won’t willingly share anything about his past.As Dr. Blackwell is struggling to reconstruct her own life after the loss of her husband, she recognizes his unusual request as a subconscious cry for help and embarks on a relentless effort to guide the reluctant stranger in uncovering the trauma that has permanently altered the course of his existence. Playing a deck of cards stacked high against her and rushing against time, she has no other option but to intervene, searching for the truth herself, refusing to give up. A suspenseful thriller and an astonishing, vibrant story of human strength and frailty, of love lost and love found, Stories Untold will captivate as few stories ever do, with unexpected twists and turns, leaving a lasting memory ingrained into the essence of the reader’s being. What Readers Say About Leslie Wolfe — “Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller — “Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews — “Leslie Wolfe knows how to blend advanced technological data with powerfully written human behavior responses and the result is a novel that few will want to put down once the story begins.” — Grady Harp– “Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it!” — KWNY Publicity Readers and Critics Talking About Leslie Wolfe Novels– “Leslie Wolfe is now very much on my list of MUST READ AUTHORS and I can’t wait for the next book to be released” — “Characters you really can bond with and want to read more about. Too real and plausible not to keep you reading far too long after bed time!” — “Now this was a real smoker, really kept it moving, very well written. Guess I better find out if my wife is talking to me.” — “Leslie Wolfe just gets better and better.” — “This story has one of the best plots I’ve read in a long time.” — “From the beginning to the last page her novel manages to keep reader’s attention, delivering intrigue, thrill and suspense.” — “An impressive amount of suspense throughout.” — “As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down! Full of suspense and keeps you at the edge of your seat. I loved it!” — “As a long-time fan of Tom Clancy’s early works and Dan Brown’s techno-thrillers, it makes me proud to see a woman stepping so confidently into this male-dominated arena. Well done, Leslie.”

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
274 reviews

Dark Vow (Dark Saints MC Book 1) by Jayne Blue

Born out of rebellion. Forged in the Texas heat. Come ride with the Dark Saints MC. Because everything’s bigger in Texas.AxleViolence is my calling. It makes my blood sing and pours through my fingertips. As club enforcer to the biggest, baddest, MC in Texas, I live by one creed. Protect the club at all costs. When my crew needs me to neutralize a material witness that could hurt one of our allies, I know what I have to do. Until I laid eyes on her. I know I’ve got to take Maya down to keep my club safe. I just never counted on letting her get under my skin. I have to have her. And I’m a man used to taking what I want.MayaI’ve spent my whole life trying to make all the right choices. Straight As. The good daughter. The one who takes care of everyone else. But, one fateful night in a darkened alley and it all came crashing down. It might have been enough to break me, until I ran headlong into Axle Hart. This big, bad biker is the kind of guy everyone’s always warned me about. He oozes danger and sex appeal and every instinct tells me he’s trouble. But, one tantalizing touch of his lips against mine sent me into a tailspin. Axle might be the rightest wrong decision I’ve ever made. Note: All books in the Dark Saints MC series are standalone, full length super sexy, raw MC romance novels. They can be read in any order and do NOT contain cliffhangers. They DO contain dark themes and elements about a fictional outlaw motorcycle club.

Author: Jayne Blue

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
104 reviews

A Weekend with the Mountain Man by Nicole Casey

One look at Eloise and my whole world f*cking turned upside down.My cabin in The Black Mountains is where I belong, where I have been my whole life.Until the blonde beauty showed up.Scared. Alone.And f*cking stunning.So I brought her back to my cabin of solitude.She is a goddess that makes my heart race. I can’t resist her innocence, or her luscious lips.I need to taste her, possess her, and feel her under my chest.But someone else wants her forever too.And I’ll be d*mned if I let that b@stard take her from me.Eloise is mine now, and I’ll protect her no matter what.***This is a stand-alone mountain man and virgin romance with no cliffhanger and a lot of steam. HEA guaranteed. Bonus content included after the main story. Enjoy!

Author: Nicole Casey

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
86 reviews