The Protocol (A James Acton Thriller, Book #1) (James Acton Thrillers) by J. Robert Kennedy

From USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes The Protocol, a globe-spanning, heart-pounding action adventure two thousand years in the making!
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For two thousand years the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the crusades to the discovery of America. Descendant from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.
Caught in the middle is archeology professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.
With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about…

Author: J. Robert Kennedy

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
392 reviews

Stone of Fire (ARKANE Book 1) by J.F. Penn

A power kept secret for 2000 years. A woman who stands to lose everything. India. When a nun is burned alive on the sacred ghats of Varanasi, and the stone she carried is stolen, an international hunt is triggered for the relics of the early church. Forged in the fire and blood of martyrs, the Pentecost stones have been handed down through generations of Keepers who kept their power and locations secret.Until now.The Keepers are being murdered, the stones stolen by those who would use them for evil in a world transformed by religious fundamentalism. Oxford University psychologist Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She is helped by Jake Timber from the mysterious ARKANE, a British government agency specializing in paranormal and religious experience. Morgan must risk her own life to save her family, but will she ultimately be betrayed? From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy and Israel to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church in a race against time before a new Pentecost is summoned, this time powered by the fires of evil.The first in the ARKANE series, PENTECOST is a fast-paced thriller that explores the edges of faith against a backdrop of early Christian history, archaeology and psychology. If you love a fast-paced, rollicking read, download a sample or buy Pentecost now."fast-paced, with shades of Dan Brown and James Rollins" Bestselling action-adventure author David Wood

Author: J.F. Penn

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
607 reviews

Smiling at Heaven (The Laramie Series Book 6) by Karen J. Hasley

In the fall of 1919, Thea Hansen’s world seems to spiral out of control. First, her dearly loved father dies suddenly from the influenza epidemic sweeping across the globe. Then her brother, Lloyd, returns from The Great War transformed into a brooding stranger. Could it get any worse?

Yes, indeed. With a brutal murder close to home and her brother as chief suspect, Thea’s wildly spinning world doesn’t look like it will slow down anytime soon. She’s lived in bucolic Blessing, Kansas, all her life, after all, and hasn’t had much experience with out-of-control worlds.

Still, the bright and level-headed Thea knows a good thing when she sees it, and she sees it in the person of Augustus Davis. As her brother’s former commanding officer, Gus Davis knows Lloyd is no murderer and as a skilled attorney, he’s determined to prove it. Together, Thea and Gus will deal with unexpected malice and obsession, with assault and fear, with secrets and suspects, and in the end, ordinary little Blessing will hold a lot of shocks for Thea Hansen. Passions revealed. Lies uncovered. Murderers exposed. But what Thea is willing to do to keep her world balanced and her future settled may be the most surprising thing of all.
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Smiling at Heaven concludes where the first novel of Hasley’s Laramie Series began —in Blessing, Kansas. With 40 years between events in the first book and last, the story of the Davis family and their extended lives comes to a satisfying conclusion.

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The Laramie Series
1. Lily’s Sister 2. Waiting for Hope
3. Where Home Is 4. Circled Heart
5. Gold Mountain 6. Smiling at Heaven

Author: Karen J. Hasley

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
191 reviews

The Witches of Dark Root (Daughters of Dark Root Book 1) by April Aasheim

Deep in the forests of Central Oregon is a town called Dark Root, a place shrouded in secrets, mystery, and witchcraft. But for Maggie Maddock, Dark Root is also a prison, a place where she is forced to spend her days working in her mother’s magick shop, forfeiting any dreams of her own as her mother prepares her to take over the family coven. So when a mysterious stranger suddenly appears and offers to take her away from it all, Maggie jumps at the chance.
Now, seven years later, a strange phone call sends Maggie home where she is unprepared for what awaits her: a town that’s lost its magic, a mother with an unexplained illness, a house buried in secrets, and a renewed sibling rivalry.
Will Maggie run again, or will she embrace her witchy roots to save all that she loves?

Part Practical Magic, part Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Witches of Dark Root is a tale that seamlessly weaves the normal with the mystical, the mundane with the fantastic. Zipping in and out of time from Maggie’s childhood as an apprentice witch to current day, where Maggie struggles with her increasing powers as well as family obligations. The Witches of Dark Root is a book rich in fantasy, mystery, and heart which will leave readers believing in magic.

Author: April Aasheim

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
476 reviews

Troop of Shadows: A Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Thriller (Book One in the Troop of Shadows Chronicles 1) by Nicki Huntsman Smith

A catastrophic pandemic ravages the globe, reducing the human population to extinction levels and cleansing the world of mediocrity. A doomsday prepper, a molecular geneticist, a journal-keeping loner, and a martial arts-trained nerd survive the disease that annihilated almost everyone else on the planet. Despite the miles between Kansas and California, Texas and Arizona, the four share a connection.They realize that not dying was the easy part.Now a year later, they navigate a bleak world…one without technology, without modern medicine, and without law and order. They must unify their diverse strengths not only to rebuild civilization, but to battle those who would forge empires through brutality and oppression. “There is one who would rule the world or see it burn.”Fans of Stephen King’s “The Stand,” Hugh Howey’s “Wool” series, and Markus Sakey’s “Brilliance” trilogy will love this novel. Intricately plotted, superbly paced, and brought to life by fully-developed protagonists, quirky supporting characters, and charming villains, the Troop of Shadows Chronicles is a tour de force. It is the unfolding story of the greatest threat humanity has ever faced, and is populated with some of the most entertaining people you’ll ever meet.

Author: Nicki Huntsman Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
87 reviews

Death’s White Horses: A Jeff Trask Crime Drama (Jeff Trask crime drama series Book 3) by Marc Rainer

In Capital Kill, he went after a ruthless local serial killer. In Horns of the Devil, he faced some of the deadliest gangs in the western hemisphere. Now federal prosecutor Jeff Trask is back on the case, after a series of drug overdoses places investigators face to face with Los Zetas—the most dangerous of the Mexican drug cartels.

What begins as an investigation of local heroin trafficking soon turns into something far more serious. The cartel will do anything to protect its cash flow–including a series of attacks against Trask’s team that cement Los Zetas’ status as one of the most ruthless criminal organizations of the century.

Inspired by actual events from Mexico’s cartel wars, Death’s White Horses is Marc Rainer’s third book featuring federal prosecutor Jeff Trask. While showcasing the challenges faced by law enforcement on both sides of the border, it also highlights the deadly consequences seen on either end of the US-Mexico drug trade.

With more than three decades of experience as a federal prosecutor, Rainer combines the excitement of a high-stakes thriller with the pinpoint accuracy and realism that has earned him a widespread audience in the field of law enforcement.

Author: Marc Rainer

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
89 reviews

Moonlight Falls on Seven Sisters (Seven Sisters Series Book 2) by M.L. Bullock

The Ghostly Saga of Seven Sisters ContinuesStep Into the Moonlight Garden–If You DareWhen a young, wealthy heiress, Calpurnia Cottonwood, disappears from Seven Sisters in 1850, rumors swirl. But no trace of the girl had ever been found””until now. Historian Carrie Jo Jardine and her handsome employer, Ashland Stuart, find clues to the heiress’ whereabouts and even more mysteries are revealed. With Carrie Jo’s ability to dream about the past, she watches a sinister plot unfold. Is she unable to prevent tragedy, or can she intercede without ending up lost too? Uncanny encounters with an unhappy presence and a walk in the Moonlight Garden leave Carrie Jo wondering if the past is trying to repeat itself. Can she and Ashland survive threats from the present and the past? Will they be safe when moonlight falls on Seven Sisters?Books in the Seven Sisters SeriesSeven SistersMoonlight Falls on Seven SistersShadows Stir At Seven SistersThe Stars That FellThe Stars We Walked Upon˃˃˃ The Desert Queen SeriesThe Tale of NefretThe Falcon RisesThe Kingdom of Nefret˃˃˃ Praise for the Seven Sisters Series”Historical fiction mixed with a modern mystery at its finest!””This book is fabulous with delightful characters.””Cannot stop reading! Intriguing storyline, well developed characters, so enjoy the building of the plot and storyline!””I absolutely love this book and couldn’t wait to read the second one in the series!””Easy reading. Very exciting, captivating & intriguing! Could not put the book down.”If you love fast-paced ghost stories, grab a sample or a free copy now!

Author: M.L. Bullock

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
362 reviews

GHOST (Boston Underworld Book 3) by A. Zavarelli

Talia. I have always been a bird. Caged by one prison or another when the only thing I ever wanted was to fly away.Sold. Beaten. Starved. Drugged. Nothing scares me anymore. Until him. He makes the numbness go away. He is hazardous to me. It has nothing to do with his mafia lifestyle, and everything to do with what he offers.A gilded prison. A retreat from everything that I once knew. The reality I have no desire to return to. He thinks he’s caged me, but soon… I’m going to fly.Alexei. I live by a code. The Vory code. In this mafiya world, there are traditions. Expectations. She does not care for these things. She does not care about anything. She thinks she has me fooled with her haunted eyes. What she can’t know is that I see her better than most. She wants to fly. But I’m going to clip her wings. And make her my wife.**This is a DARK mafia romance. A full-length standalone novel with HEA and no cheating.**

Author: A. Zavarelli

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
857 reviews