The Vineyard: Exploding Grapes by Damon Johnson

“Like a vintage wine love seeps through our skin quenching hunger’s thirst.” Dark, rich and full bodied, only begin to describe this wonderful blend of poetry contained in The Vineyard: Exploding Grapes. It is a bouquet of love and desire with a spicy undertone of lust. A very generous wine of words, this second collection of poetry from Damon Johnson takes the reader on a poetic journey, and with its smooth attack it is indeed, full on the palate with a lingering finish.

Author: Damon Johnson

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
48 reviews

More Than My Share of Pain: 25 Years In An Abusive Marriage…And How I Got Out by Terry Maxwell and Heidi Sutherlin

All I can do is share my experience, strength, and hope. I’m writing this book to offer my story and to help other women rescue themselves from the physical pain—as well as the mental and spiritual distress—that comes from enduring a verbally abusive relationship. I want those that have suffered verbal abuse to know that they too can find peace and happiness. That’s what I share in my book—the story of my abusive marriage, the story of how I eventually got out, and the story of my renewal—my second life.

Author: Terry Maxwell and Heidi Sutherlin

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
59 reviews

In the Midst by Debra Jenkins

Eloree Evan, now twenty, has lived under the thumb of her controlling father, Senator Walton Evan, since the tragic loss of her mother thirteen years ago. Then, a split second decision to take a horseback ride up Gabby Mountain changes everything. Will she become involved with Jesse Woods, who comes to her rescue? Will facing the perils of a violent storm and her encounter with a wild animal give Eloree the courage to become her own person? Will she discover the truth about her mother after coming to know the One who can heal all broken hearts?

Author: Debra Jenkins

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
68 reviews

Elixir Project by Kary Oberbrunner

EVERYTHING CAN BE HACKED, EVEN THE TRUTH.Will this fact set Sienna free or plunge her into an even bigger lie?Sienna Lewis lives in a world constantly threatened by a hacktivist group known as SWARM. After SWARM executes its deadliest attack yet, Sienna and her three college friends learn they have been chosen for the ELIXIR Project—a master plan designed to overthrow SWARM—and participation is mandatory.As she faces the deadly challenges of the Project, Sienna confronts layers of conspiracies that force her to question everyone she trusts and everything she believes about her friends, her parents’ untimely deaths, and herself—all while staying one step ahead of SWARM. In this fast-paced, near-future thriller, will love and loyalty have time to catch up with Sienna? Or will she crack under the pressure of a future already chosen for her?SAMPLE:“Strip search ’em,” barks the senior TSA officer to his junior. Then he lowers his voice. “After last week’s events, I’m not taking any chances.”The younger officer snaps up from his stool. “You heard him. You two, follow me!” he says, scowling at an attractive couple in their mid-twenties. Both look innocent enough. What set the agents off? I’m not sure if the junior officer’s abrupt tone is meant to impress his superior or intimidate those of us waiting in line. Judging by our expressions, I don’t think either strategy is working well for Mr. Mall Cop.“You can’t be serious,” the woman says. “I’m not going with you. And I’m definitely not getting naked.”Her travel companion jumps in. “We’re just tech professionals on our way to meet with a private client in London. Why the search?”They argue back and forth. Their growing resistance and escalating voices cause other officers to stop their check-in process. Pens freeze midway through verifying a long line of travelers anxious to get through security and one step closer to their anticipated destinations.The other officers place their paperwork down and shuffle closer to the couple. Easygoing chitchat among the passengers dissipates. Like a thin metal wire stretchedtaut, the patience in the room is dangerously close to snapping.“I think there’s going to be a problem here,” Nick whispers to me, Darren, and Chloe.“Yeah,” Chloe says. “This is starting to feel a little weird.”The senior officer towers directly over the couple in front of us. He looks crusty and weathered, like old leather left out in the afternoon sun too long. His eyes bug out slightly, but oddly they don’t blink. He’s close enough to smell—a musty odor, a mixture of cheap aftershave and wet dog. I read the lettering on his narrow tan name tag:Officer McNultey“Don’t give us that ‘tech professional’ spiel,” the irritable officer hisses. “We know exactly who you are. We can either discuss details here or privately back inour control room.”At the words control room, I catch a glimmer in his eye. Maybe even a wink?The woman’s eyebrows narrow. “I said, I’m not going anywhere with you.” Her speech drips of a strength that I envy. Her associate maintains his poise, too, but I’m nearenough to see his fingers twitch nervously. I’m sure he’s capable, but the officers outnumber him half a dozen to one.I want to look at my three friends instead. Maybe they know something I don’t? But that would require turning from McNultey, and I’m not sure that’s a goodidea.“We have passports and papers,” the young businessman says, reaching in his pocket.“Stop! And keep your hands where we can see them. We know you’re linked with a SWARM sleeper cell here in the States.”Time stumbles and spins as I process his accusation. SWARM? Here? Now? A bead of perspiration trickles slowly down McNultey’s face.“Did you say SWARM?” a deep voice growls directly behind me.Something hard smacks my back…

Author: Kary Oberbrunner

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
168 reviews

Flightless Bird: Reverse Harem Teen Paranormal Romance (The Caged Series Book 1) by Kellie McAllen

They’re powerless without her; she’s powerless to resist. The list of reasons why Lexus Wren is the last girl any guy would be interested in is mercilessly long:Her dad’s in prison for murder, her mom drowns her sorrows every night at Dave’s Dive, and Lexus is just trying to survive the cruelties of high school as a painfully shy bookworm with a bad wardrobe and a collection of nervous habits. Never in a million years did Lexus expect to draw the eyes of two hunky transfer students, Phoenix and Griffin Easton.The troubled brothers are haunted by their own demons and don’t seem bothered by Lexus’ tarnished reputation. They’re too busy trying to figure out why touching her makes them feel like electricity is frying their insides and why they’re compelled to obey her every command.You’d think having two hot guys vying for her would improve her reputation, but the bullying at home and school only gets worse. When Lexus’ problems reach a critical tipping point, the boys are drawn to protect her, and the truth about their powerful connection is revealed in an explosive confrontation that will astound them all.If you like paranormal romance stories with supernatural magic, a love triangle hotter than Twilight, and John Green style teenage angst, you’ll be captivated by Flightless Bird! FREE BOOK OFFER – details inside Scroll up and grab your copy now to fall in love with Flightless Bird!This is a reverse harem series for ages 13+.

Author: Kellie McAllen

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
110 reviews

Country Kisses (3:AM Kisses Book 8) by Addison Moore

I fell hard for Cade the moment I met up with those bedroom eyes of his, but it’s not my heart I’m interested in gifting him.***CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE*** Sugar Kisses (3:AM Kisses 3) Romantic Comedy First base never felt so good!From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore…Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books…easy, frothy fun!***3:AM Kisses – The USA Today Bestseller!*** Cade James is my best friend’s brother, well bred and well bed. To him I’m just another plaything, but I can’t blame him for that. I’m not much to look at, and there’s not a man on the planet that would be willing to make me his own. But Cade is pulling me deeper, asking questions, wanting to know what makes me tick–wanting to know who gave me the scar that takes up the landscape over half my face.Cade wants far more than what I’m willing to give him. If I let him in, let him into the most sacred chamber of my heart, I might end up with a wound far greater than the one that left that scar. The wound Cade James has the power to inflict could never heal.Original publication date April 28, 2016

Author: Addison Moore

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
76 reviews

I AM SLEEPLESS: Sim 299 (Book 1) by Johan Twiss

While the others slept, Aidan spent hours each night running sim after sim. Although he was only a twelve-year cadet, he had completed more simulations than any prime— ever.

“You are setting history,” General Estrago told him. “No one has ever made it to the current simulation you are attempting. The other Masters and I are eager to see what comes next.”

So was Aidan.

Book Synopsis:
The planet Ethos is at war with a mysterious enemy known as the Splicers. Their only successful defense is the Prime Initiative. All newborns with the compatible genetic code are taken from their families and injected with the Prime Stimulus. Each child that survives the stimulus develops an extraordinary ability and is conscripted into the military for training.

After turning twelve, Aidan is moved to the upper-class at the Mount Fegorio training complex. His special gifts allow him unprecedented success in the virtual training simulations, advancing him further than any prime cadet in history. No one knows what lies after sim 299, not even Director Tuskin, the ruthless and reclusive ruler of their planet. But something, or someone, has been guiding Aidan there. If he can pass the final tests, he may discover the key to ending the Splicer War.


From the imaginative mind of debut author Johan Twiss, I AM SLEEPLESS: Sim 299 is an extraordinary space fiction adventure series that will delight readers of all ages. I AM SLEEPLESS has a clean read rating with the perfect mix of adventure, humor, and mystery in a SciFi Fantasy world that will keep you turning pages through the night.

Clean Rating:
There are no scenes with sex, drugs, graphic violence or typical “earth” swearing in this novel. There are numerous fight scenes and action sequences where people are injured and/or die, but it is not graphic and takes place in a virtual simulation. Swear words are fitting to the fictional world of Ethos, such as Tuskin’s Fury, Batmonkeys, Holy Hippophants, etc… There are budding romances with kissing involved. There are suspenseful situations with monster alien creatures, fitting of the science fiction genre, and an overall thematic undertone of good v. evil that is suitable for tweens, teens and young adults.

Author: Johan Twiss

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
110 reviews

Off Kilter by Glen Robins and Brady Anderson

Collin Cook is a man on the run – from many things. This young father is struggling with his career, his increasingly strained marriage, and the pressures of life when he is sent into a tailspin by the sudden, tragic loss of his family. Losing them was a painful shock. Witnessing the accident over the phone was enough to send him over the edge. In “Off Kilter”, we follow Collin around the world as he battles with guilt and the pain of his loss while trying to stay one step ahead of his would-be captors. These would be captors have targeted the unstable Collin and have been dispatched to retrieve the huge settlement he received. At the same time, they have framed him so that law enforcement agencies have joined the hunt, believing that he is involved in major cyber attacks on several large banks. With the help of his long-time friend Lukas Mueller, a highly trained security expert, Collin must find a way to stay alive and maintain his freedom while teetering on the brink of emotional collapse.

Author: Glen Robins and Brady Anderson

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
165 reviews

The Keys of the Watchmen (Watchmen Saga Book 1) by Kathleen Perrin and Christine Vance

Katelyn Michaels plans on hating every moment of her visit to Mont Saint Michel with her father’s new French wife. Once there, she is confused when she experiences sensations of déjà vu as she and her younger brother explore the medieval village and abbey. She is even more disturbed when she is confronted by two unusual young men, one who insists she has a sacred mission, and the other who will stop at nothing, even murder, to prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.

When the oddly-dressed but alluring Nicolas slips Katelyn a strange medallion, she is whisked back through time where her Watchmen hosts tell her she is the only hope to save Mont Saint Michel. Even worse, she learns that those trying to destroy the mount are led by a fallen angel intent on learning the mount’s closely-guarded secret.

Katelyn is torn by feelings of anger at being taken back in time, inadequacy at finding a modern solution for a medieval problem, and responsibility for the mount’s starving inhabitants. She is also perturbed by her surprising attraction to the ill-tempered Nicolas. Will she stay to learn why she was chosen by the Archangel Michael and find a way to save his mount?

Author: Kathleen Perrin and Christine Vance

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
254 reviews

Positive Self Talk Guide: Daily Affirmations and Devotions To Help You Think Better About Yourself and Feel Better About The World Around You by Lynn R Davis

What’s in us comes out. If all we ever hear or speak is negativity, then when life pressures us, we’re going to spew out toxic waste-doubt, fear, anxiety, poverty. As believers, we must be so filled with a Godly spirit, that when we are squeezed, nothing comes out but faith and Holy Ghost power. Its time to stop wavering in our faith and start living like we are positively sure of God’s faithfulness. This inspirational 31 day positive self-talk declarations will bless you. It is a guide designed to compliment the Negative Self Talk Series. But can definitely stand on its own. It will provide examples of daily declarations that you can change to fit your situation. Each declaration is followed by a short inspirational message. Use this book as a bible study, alone or with a group of your closest friends. Encourage each other to be positive Christians. Lets allow our light to shine before men so that others will see our good works and glorify the Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16). Let’s get delivered from negative self talk. Its time to live the blessed life God intended. (9409 Words)

Author: Lynn R Davis

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
133 reviews