Sendero by Max Tomlinson

Named one of the top 100 Indie novels of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews

“A vividly described journey through Peru’s underbelly as the narrative gains momentum, hurtling toward a dramatic climax.”…Kirkus Reviews

The Truth Doesn’t Always Set You Free

In 1987, the dirty war that will last twelve years and kill thirty thousand Peruvians finally reaches up through the Andean cloud forest for Nina and her family. Nina’s father is shot by soldiers, her mother raped, and her brother lost to the shadowy ranks of Shining Path guerrillas. And when Agustín Malqui, the village pastor, files a legal complaint against the military, it’s no surprise when he disappears in the middle of the night—just another casualty of the military regime.

Twenty-odd years later, Nina, now an officer in Cuzco’s tourist police, comes across a familiar name on the police printer that she scans daily for any trace of her long-lost brother. Agustín Malqui is alive. After spending years in a political prison, the broken pastor has been wandering the country, saving souls and drowning his demons in pisco. Nina tracks him down, only to lose him yet again in a police sweep of political malcontents. But before Malqui disappears, he tells her a drunken tale she can scarcely believe: that her brother Miguel is still alive.

Despite warnings and threats from her chief and the pleadings of her lover, an officer in Peru’s anti-terrorist branch, Nina presses on to find Malqui. Her search takes her through Peru’s underworld, from remote villages high in the Andes to the steaming jungle haunts of the narcotraficantes, and ultimately to a secret political prison in the altiplano, where she learns the truth about Malqui and her own vanished brother.

watch the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIegQJZ6Jy4

Author: Max Tomlinson

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
75 reviews

Experiments: A Gifted Series Prequel by Char Webster

The Gifted Society, a race of people with special abilities, lives among humans. They have survived for thousands of years by hiding their special powers from the world. Now, someone is trying to manipulate human DNA to create the gene mutation that triggers these abilities. Nick, Robert, Jason and Ryan, newly graduated from the Gifted Society’s Elite Academy, are tasked with stopping whoever is behind these experiments. Will the guys succeed with their first assignment? Will they be able to stop the experiments? Discover the beginnings of the Gift Series in this prequel novelette.This novelette is 40 pages and includes the first five chapters of Discovery, Book one of the Gifted Series.

Author: Char Webster

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
41 reviews

Captivated (Vampire Affliction Novel 1): Paranormal Characters, Vampire Romance, and Werewolf Action by E.M. Jade and Ariel Body

**PLEASE ONLY PURCHASE 3RD EDITION COPIES**EXCERPT:I let out a huff and forced a smile. Youre a vampire. I stated.Dean tilted his chin up and smiled. I have no fangs. he said through his teeth.I examined the glistening white canines. They were normal, just like mine. You retract them when you dont need them. I said.Dean moved across the table and put his face up to mine. His mouth was a torturous breath away from my own. Then why havent I sucked your blood Lina? He whispered right before pressing his soft lips against mine. Then he inched towards my neck and lingered his lips on my pulse. His soft breathing tickled my skin and triggered a chill that shot up my spine. My blood jumped to a rush and began to throb for him. If he were a vampire, I swear Id let him suck me. Why arent I biting you right now? He whispered. It took everything I had in me not to melt into the seat and land as a puddle on the ground.DESCRIPTION:After Mindy’s childhood best friend, Dean Aiken, shuts her and everyone else out of his life, she learns to move on. Years pass and she gets used to the fact that he’s no longer a part of her life, but things begin to change&Mindy’s new best friend, Markus Medina, witnesses Dean kill two people behind a club. Mindy has a hard time believing him, especially when he mentions that the bodies disappear. Poof! Into thin air. Markus decides he has to follow Dean around in order to get evidence that he’s been killing people, so he doesn’t sound like a nut to the police. Despite Marcus crazy theories about the possibility of Dean not being human. And not to mention the fact that he’s dangerous. Mindy can’t help that she may be falling in love with him. Even after hiding their feelings for each other from the world. Dean and Mindy being together stirs up dangers that neither of them could ever imagine. When she finds out about what Dean really is and the world he tried to keep her away from…it’s already too late.BOOK CLUB REVIEWS:”This book was well to sum it up in one word, perfect. When I first heard about Captivated, I thought “hey, this sounds good” but now that I have finished Captivated I’m like “omg omg omg, BEST THING EVER YOU MUST READ THIS” -Haley- YA-Aholic”I can whole heartily say that I absolutely, 100%, fell in love with this book, the characters and their world! This will be a series that will grab a hold of you and won’t let go until you’ve reached the end & are trying to sell your first born to get a copy of the next book!”-Jessica Hansen- Taking it One Book at a Time”Captivated is a story full of suspense, romance and action that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It pulls you in and you wont be able to tear your eyes away from the page. With twists and turns that you wont see coming, a backstory that will pull on your heart strings and characters that you will get emotionally attatched to, Captivated is a must read.”-Alishia Roza Ruly- Treasured Tales for Young Adults”Idea behind the story line was unique, different, and the ending was definitely unpredictable.”-Katrina Whittaker- Page Flipperz

Author: E.M. Jade and Ariel Body

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
315 reviews

Finding Kyler (The Kennedy Boys Book 1) by Siobhan Davis and Robin Harper

Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny. You shouldn’t want what you can’t have…Faye Donovan has lost everything. After her parent’s tragic death, she’s whisked away from her home in Ireland when an unknown uncle surfaces as her new guardian. Dropped smack-dab into the All-American dream, Faye should feel grateful. Except living with her wealthy uncle, his fashion-empire-owning wife, and their seven screwed-up sons is quickly turning into a nightmare—especially when certain inappropriate feelings arise. Kyler Kennedy makes her head hurt and her heart race, but he’s her cousin. He’s off limits. And he’s not exactly welcoming—Kyler is ignorant, moody, and downright cruel at times—but Faye sees behind the mask he wears, recognizing a kindred spirit. Kyler has sworn off girls, yet Faye gets under his skin. The more he pushes her away, the more he’s drawn to her, but acting on those feelings risks a crap-ton of prejudice, and any whiff of scandal could damage the precious Kennedy brand. Concealing their feelings seems like the only choice.But when everyone has something to hide, a secret is a very dangerous thing.Will I enjoy this book?Full of scandal, dysfunctional families, teen soap-opera-style angst and drama, secrets and lies, mean girls and catfights, lust and love, book one in the unputdownable Kennedy Boys series will have you flipping the pages’ way beyond bedtime! Only suitable for readers aged seventeen and older due to mature content and language. Please note this book contains a forbidden love theme featuring first cousins and a cliff hanger. It is not a standalone read.Books in this SeriesFinding KylerLosing Kyler Keeping Kyler Loving Kalvin

Author: Siobhan Davis and Robin Harper

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
253 reviews

Growing Food God’s Way: Paul Gautschi Grows Superior Food With Much Less Work By… by David Devine and Joel Salatin

Growing Food God’s Way is a compelling biography of accomplished gardener and arborist Paul Gautschi. Known world-wide for his connection with God’s world of nature, this authorized work explores the man and his wildly successful garden and orchard…while applying revealed principles to guide our daily lives as well.
Home gardeners in 208 countries agree that you can grow better produce with much less cost and less work if you do it God’s way.
CAUTION: this book may rock your worldview!

Author: David Devine and Joel Salatin

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
126 reviews

What Lies Inside: A Vampire Paranormal Romance (Blood Bound Series Book 1) by J.L. Myers

Book 2, Made By Design coming out mid 2014!

Amelia Lamont never asked to unleash her inner vampire

Amelia’s normal teen world is shattered when a terrifying nightmare awakens the monster inside her. A newfound, insatiable thirst for blood that leads her to drain the school quarterback is only the beginning; she’s horrified to discover that her family and best friend Kendrick have been harboring the secret all along. And is the strangely alluring boy who seems hell-bent on curbing her murderous, blood-filled desires a friend, or foe?

To escape detection Amelia and her twin brother Dorian are forced to move to a new town, and the challenge of a new, exclusive high school where nearly every classmate smells like prey. Including the irresistible Ty, who seems hauntingly familiar, yet darkly menacing …

Amelia’s disturbing dreams and entanglement in a web of forbidden romance render her increasingly powerless against the chilling lies and secrets of vampire power struggles. And, as she soon discovers, vampire politics mixed with outlawed love can be a lethal cocktail.

Falling in love may just cost Amelia everything: her friends, her family…even her life

Move over Twilight, True Blood and Underworld! J.L. Myers’ first book in the Blood Bound series will have you swooning for more!

Warning – This book contains some language and sexual situations.

YA/ Vampire/ Paranormal Fiction

Author: J.L. Myers

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
196 reviews

Krystal Blue (The Blue Moon Series Book 1) by Destiny Hawkins

As far as Crystal Knew, she was just a normal girl. Sure, there were some instances where she wondered if she were something more, but what more could she be other than a foster kid from Nevada? There’s no such things as vampires and witches…right?After abruptly leaving home to study Zoology in California, Crystal runs into Alveya Tera, a beautiful, and, yet, dangerous member of the mysterious Josbryn family. After recovering from an almost fatal car accident she soon learns that there are definitely more than just animals and humans in the world. She also learns that the beast her mother died protecting her from wasn’t just a part of her imagination.Neither was her unusual appetite for meat.

Author: Destiny Hawkins

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
86 reviews

Caged (Caged series Book 1) by Destiny Hawkins

Nine years after being stolen from her home and forced into clandestine fights, seventeen year old Rose was ready to make a new start at Wintry High School, but she found that incredibly hard to do while suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and running into others that were eager to dig up her past. Still, she kept pushing forward to make something out of herself until one day her worst nightmare trapped her in an alley, and suddenly making a new start became irrelevant

Author: Destiny Hawkins

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
52 reviews

A Child is Torn (Whitley & Keal Mystery Book 1) by Dawn Kopman Whidden whidden

When dependable Evan Madison fails to show up for work, police are dispatched to his home. His ten-year-old son, Brad, is discovered inside, unharmed and seemingly alone. He is stoic, sitting in front of the television playing his favorite video game, Super Mario—and he’s covered in blood.

Veteran Police Officer Marty Keal is the first on the scene. With his many years of experience, he thinks he’s seen it all. That is, until he discovers Brad’s not really alone after all. Upstairs in their bedroom lies the brutally bludgeoned and deceased bodies of both his mother and his father. When questioned, Brad confesses to the horrific murders.

When Brad is transferred to a local mental health institution for children, Dr. Hope Rubin is brought in to evaluate and treat the child. A preliminary investigation shows no evidence of any kind of mistreatment in his past. She must determine the disturbing truth: Is Brad telling the truth? Or is he covering for someone else?

Detective Jean Whitely rounds out the investigative team; and she suspects there is much more to the case than what meets the eye. The happily married mother of two is unwavering in her determination to uncover the real truth about Brad. Was he abused? Or is he the product of an evil seed born to kill?

As the layers of truth about Brad are systematically peeled away, you will be compelled to ask yourself, which is the more dominate factor in contributing to who we are—NATURE or NURTURE?

Author: Dawn Kopman Whidden whidden

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
111 reviews