Objective:Freedom: Part One of the Series Secession by James Huber

Objective:Freedom reflects the current times and the state of the Government this story looks at the actions of the internal workings of five states that cannot support the union. The President of the United States tries to preserve the economic might of the U.S., but merely makes matters worse with his activities. Five Southwestern states, influenced by an ultra-conservative governor of Texas decides that they can no longer sustain the welfare giveaways and the wasteful foreign aid. The five states form their own country and the U.S. is powerless to do something about it. Governor Kyle Harris, of Texas, leads the other governors to restore a sense of orderliness. The Texas Rangers are nationalized. The President of the U.S. bows out under pressure and an Army General then steps in to take his place. The General is assisted by the Ambassador from England. The lady Ambassador, with her extensive background, tries to soothe the bitterness between the countries. She tries for an alliance and ends up in one with the General. In the meantime, Iranian forces are seeking to break up the new government with assassination attempts, and corrupting government officials with drugs and internal relations. The narrative demonstrates how things could go out of control and what it may need to bring them back into control before the U.S. is lost to both inner and external strengths.. Draconian corrections were immediately enacted, with virtual elimination of welfare programs. Meanwhile, back in Washington the status quo reacted with great hubris, pomp and bluster, but without consensus or much resolve.This book was one that will draw you in, and you will not want to stop reading until you reach the end. I suspect people of all political stripes will find much to enjoy in this tale.The action stretches from Texas to D.C. to the deserts of Iraq and Southern California.

Author: James Huber

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Housewarming Party by Paul Phillips

Jill Fowler is moving out of home for the first time, sharing a house with two of her friends.

The fun and the freedom is exhilarating, and the girls decide to throw a housewarming party to celebrate.

That’s when the house starts receiving phone calls threatening them if they don’t cancel the party. The tires on Jill’s car are slashed.

Their new house has a dark history, and somebody out there is determined that they don’t have this party.

The most exciting time of Jill’s life has now become the most terrifying.

Poor Jill. She really should have stayed home.

Author: Paul Phillips

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Scarlet Crosses: The Truth Lies Within by J. Beckham Steele

Megan Callahan is a hard case. She relishes in her success as New Orleans’ top criminal attorney and distances herself from questions of morality. Those lines were brutally breached in her past; now they have all but disappeared. But from behind a cast-iron persona, she struggles through loneliness, silently fighting her demons, while pursuing love in unconventional ways. She keeps her secrets to herself, walls up and untouchable, her personal life remains a contentious mystery.Detective Albert Harris has seen more than his share of crime over his distinguished career with the NOPD. But four years ago, injustice became personal. Harris blames the system, he blames attorneys, but mostly he blames himself. Still, he marshals on, searching for answers and accepting no compromises, particularly when it comes to raising his grandchild, Kyle. Harris’ Christian ideals have crashed against his own walls and separated him from Kyle, whose feminine behaviors Harris can no longer discipline away. Harris’ probing has stopped, frozen in the fear of what he may discover.However, when Megan’s aggressive courtroom tactics send her across Harris’ justice line, she becomes first an enemy, and then his responsibility. Her quest for true love leads to a bloody betrayal that will shake both Megan and Harris’ polarized worlds. The line between personal and professional lives blurs as Megan faces demons she thought she had banished and Harris confronts fears he never knew he had. The truth he seeks, and the truth that seeks him, is buried deep within her wounded heart. With Megan trapped in a whirlpool of fear, compassion trumps bitterness as Harris becomes a lifeline of hope. Their relationship carries the keys to transformation, and with emotions spilling over the boundaries, Harris’ greatest challenge is revealed. It’s the most important case of his life—Kyle and Harris’ own conflicted heart.

Author: J. Beckham Steele

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Fallow Park Today by Joseph Glenn

Meredith St. Claire, former star of the television situation comedy Pots of Luck, has come to Fallow Park on its fifteenth anniversary. She and a film crew are preparing a documentary to mark the occasion. As she and the filmmakers interview the staff and residents, we are confronted with how badly the park has deteriorated and how difficult life has become for the last GLBT people in the United States. Unknown to the park officials and her film crew, Meredith has a secret son, now in his forties and living at the park. Her object is to use the documentary as a cover for her plan to help him escape. Her efforts are complicated by the park’s bombastic, self-absorbed director and an undercover vigilante who has his own sense of justice.

Author: Joseph Glenn

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Bed of Thorns (Phoebe Rawlins Mysteries Book 2) by MJ Doherty

Phoebe Rawlins is in a desperate race against time to catch a serial killer in beautiful Queensland, Australia. Phoebe’s colleague is murdered in a macabre message to her as once again she is stalked. Determined to take control of her life, Phoebe confronts her fears in this mystery thriller. The action heightens as Phoebe gets ever closer to Alexandra Russo, an enigmatic new investigator at the detective agency where Phoebe works as a forensic accountant. With the help of her steadfast friends, Phoebe faces political intrigue at the highest levels as unknown forces try to murder her and the people she loves. The horrors of the past rise up to torment Phoebe as she digs deeps within, searching for the strength she needs to confront the ultimate evil. This 90,000-word lesbian mystery novel is the sequel to The Charlton Affair, but can also be read as a stand-alone work.

Author: MJ Doherty

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Rosie’s Umbrella: New 2017 Edition by Denny Taylor

“She died within seconds of falling. She could see the shadows that went with the echoes of screams from up above, but the patterns of light and the fading sounds were nothing more than that. There was not time to think about them, to name them or to say, ‘There’s lovely’, but that is how she felt in those last moments of her life.”Rosie’s Umbrella is about love and loss, forgetting and remembering, losing one’s self and becoming someone you never knew or imagined being.We meet 14-year-old Rosie Llywelyn in Boston in 1995 at the moment her life is changed forever by a tragedy that occurred in a coalmining village in Wales in 1955.From the very first page the reader experiences the emotional turmoil Rosie feels as she tries to find out what has happened to her Aunt Sarah and why her parents won’t tell her why they have had Sarah committed to a psychiatric unit in a nearby hospital.As Taylor engages the reader in Rosie’s tragic family story of guilt and forgiveness, she falls into her own family history, and the reader falls with her – as she exposes the cruelty of governments, the wounds of being lumpen, the exploitation of poor families and children, and the trauma of the forced migration of hundreds of thousands of miners and their families from the Welsh coal mining valleys in the first half of the twentieth century.As Rosie struggles to find her own truth with the support of her teacher and friends in school, she realizes another family tragedy is about to happen. Falling faster now through the pages, Taylor makes sure readers stay on the page with Rosie and her friends through their political awakening to the devastation that power and privilege has on poor people, and to their own vision for the future. Until, filled with love, laughter, and the will to survive, they are ready for the struggle that they know lies ahead.

Author: Denny Taylor

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Che Bonaparte Must Die by A. L. Perks

Who’s trying to kill the champion for peace? The USA and China are on the verge of a nuclear slugfest, and the world chooses an unorthodox political activist with the unusual name of Che Bonaparte to save the day. She has the instincts of a fighter, the wisdom of Nelson Mandela, and the boldness of a Napoleon. And because of this, she must be killed.THE STORY: Don’t mess with this millennial as she’s busy saving our world. The year is 2018. A North Korean stupidity triggers a chain of out-of-control events resulting in two nuclear explosions; the first in China, soon followed by a blast on American soil. Many innocent people die. The two most powerful nations on the planet blame each other and are now hell-bent on getting revenge—or “justice” in their views—while the rest of the world can only watch helplessly from the sidelines.There is a glimmer of hope. The two sparring superpowers request a negotiator to represent the Rest of the World. In a bizarre closed-door session at the United Nations and to everyone’s surprise, Che Bonaparte is chosen. She is the youngest among 158 candidates and the most unorthodox. While possessing some international experience, she is considered a maverick and the confidence level of the world’s political elite is low.After days of frustrating and fruitless negotiations, Bonaparte goes for a game changer. She decides to ditch the traditional approach and propose an unprecedented get-together—the three leaders alone—declaring, “It’s what people want from their leaders, to save the day. Seven billion pairs of eyes on three people. And, quite conveniently, this is how leaders want history to remember them.”Her proposed location is peculiar: the rumoured site of the Garden of Eden—where Adam and Eve tasted the forbidden fruit. She intends to face off with the two most powerful people in the world: the President of the United States, Evelyn Lee-Grant, a God-fearing Republican whose international experience is untested; and the President of the People’s Republic of China, Jian Chang, a relative unknown whose quick ascension to power has made many enemies. Both presidents are advised by their teams not to show up.Che Bonaparte’s mission is obvious: prevent humanity from plummeting into a radioactive hell. Can she pull it off?THE CHE BONAPARTE SERIES “Che Bonaparte Must Die” is the third of a four-part narrative that spans twelve years in the life of a very singular person. In the first, “Che Bonaparte as Barbarian,” we saw how bizarre circumstances gave the world its first glimpse of this young woman with a big name, bigger ideas, and a future which hints the extraordinary. This third story picks up seven years after the first when she is now a mother of two. It can easily be read on its own. The series in order:1 – CHE BONAPARTE AS BARBARIAN2 – CHE BONAPARTE AS HERO3 – CHE BONAPARTE MUST DIE4 – CHE BONAPARTE MUST LIVE (coming 2018)WHO IS CHE BONAPARTE?She is a woman in her twenties and a contradiction in every way; she has a fighter’s instinct but preaches peace. Che was introduced to politics as a child by her father with political rallies and street demonstrations as her playgrounds. Her heroes ranged from peace icons Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Ghandi, to boxers Muhammad Ali and Rocky Balboa.Now, as an adult, Che is considered by those who know her as wise beyond her years; well versed in the lessons of history and driven by a contagious optimism for the future of humanity. Simplistic labels like right-wing or left-wing do not apply—she does things her way. And while sometimes Che can take chances that make others cringe, over time she develops a presence. People, who meet her, warm up to her; trust her. They sense something unusual and extraordinary, as if her current life is just preparation for something big and important. Then North Korea fires a missile at Japan and the world desperately seeks a saviour. Ready or not, Che Bonaparte is called.

Author: A. L. Perks

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Close Proximity by Dennis Caudle

When bi-athlete turned hired gun, Anna Nakashian, finds herself 6000 miles from home and in the arms of the FBI she’s faced with two decisions, cooperate and threaten her father’s safety or remain silent and take the fall for the murder of Congresswoman Joan Alexander. Patrick Conner finds himself looking for answers after witnessing his Godmother, Joan Alexander’s, murder. As he enlists the aid of his old Marine buddies in a newly formed branch of the FBI, Patrick’s forced to team up with the most unlikely of allies. As the team searches for answers to the congresswoman’s murder, it soon leads to Patrick’s family history he never knew existed.

Author: Dennis Caudle

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews