Bridgers 1: The Lure of Infinity (Bridgers Series) by Stan C. Smith

Some worlds are better left alone.Infinity Fowler has been fighting all her life. As a child, she had to fight for survival. Then she fought professionally. But when humans obtained the technology to bridge to alternate versions of Earth, she saw a chance for a new life. She signed up to become a bridger—an elite fighter and survival expert who protects tourists bridging to alternate worlds.Desmond Weaver is a tourist making a last-ditch effort to complete his PhD in evolutionary biology. He has booked the excursion of a lifetime, a data collection mission to a vastly different version of Earth. If he fails, his career will be over.Infinity is Desmond’s assigned trainer and bridger. She is one of the best, willing to die protecting tourists. And also willing to kill. When it’s time to bridge, Desmond and his two college roommates feel well prepared.But they aren’t. Naked and weaponless, on an extraordinary world teeming with lethal predators, the team becomes entangled in a life-and-death struggle more terrifying than anything they could ever have imagined.

Author: Stan C. Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG by T. K. Lukas

Sidney shrieked, letting fly a string of colorful expletives when the huge black beast sprang from the shadowy woods. “If the devil had a dog, you’d be it,” she said, backing away as the animal pursued. “But I know the devil. He hates dogs.”

On her third failed marriage, thirty-four-year-old Sidney McQueen regrets her PhD in Psychology wasn’t useful in choosing husbands. She feels better suited choosing horses. When her divorce attorney advises her to disappear for a while, she heeds the warning. But can she disappear without a trace when her soon-to-be ex-husband, a powerful attorney with ties to Mexican drug cartels, is hell-bent to find her? He wants back what belongs to him—and it’s not just Sidney he’s after.

Forty-five-year-old Markus Yeager, former Marine turned CIA operative, has a top-secret past. Physical and emotional scars cause him to retreat to the small, west Texas town of Alpine to be near an old friend, the one person he trusts. Flashbacks haunt him. His purposefully crafted quiet life is up-ended when Sidney pulls into town, horse trailer in tow.

People from Sidney’s past start turning up dead. Terrified, she questions whether the refuge she sought at Yeager’s remote ranch is enough to protect her from the man she refers to as “The Devil.” Her life-or-death situation draws Markus back into the violent world he thought he’d left behind, a world of weapons, drugs, money, and dangerous traffickers who’d put a bullet in your head while they mouthed their Hail Marys. Markus pursues and confronts the enemy head-on, but first he must confront the demons hounding his mind.

Thrown together in a cauldron boiling over with emotional tension and physical danger, Markus and Sidney allow their tentative bond to feed their individual needs. Once the murderer is apprehended, they breathe a collective sigh of relief, and their relationship, once governed by mutually imposed rules, intensifies. However, when it’s discovered that the one in custody may not be the killer, chasing the truth becomes a frantic race against a deadly predator.

IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG— an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride packed full of heart-pounding suspense.

Author: T. K. Lukas

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Tiger! Tiger! Tiger! by (J S Jones), Jon-Jon

In an unforgiving jungle the question of Man vs Beast is about to be answered once and for all …Colonial India, a land that attracts hunters such as Charles, a man obsessed with killing the tiger that had long evaded him. With a team of friends and a skilled shikari he pursues his striped tormentor. But the King of Cats is no easy foe. As the jungle dances with war and world’s collide will the King of the Cats triumph or will man have his way?

Author: (J S Jones), Jon-Jon

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Tranquility by Devin Harbison

During an assignment in space in the year 2135, Captain Kailin Patrick tests a dream den built to give people the chance to relive and create new, pleasant memories, but, as the machine offers the opportunity for him to reexperience intimate moments with a past love, Kailin can’t resist and builds himself up to a devastating mental breakdown, bringing his personal mission to an abrupt end just after observing the destruction of Saturn at the hands of a cosmic event, one that may also destroy the planet he calls home.For a man whose life has revolved around the New Earth Coalition space program, being forced to live the life of an everyday citizen will be full of trials as he balances his love for another woman, haunting dreams mixed with reality, and a series of events that will force him to rediscover and remember what his heart and mind fears most.”I’m confident that I’ll never change. Most people never do. It’s just a matter of living with who you are, and, by sharing my story, I believe I’m starting to do just that.” -Kailin Patrick

Author: Devin Harbison

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

It’s Not Dark Yet: Simon Pack Novel # 3 by John M. Vermillion

In the waning days of his Governorship, Simon Pack learns he did not leave the Upper Yaak Valley of Montana in sound health. The area is teeming with criminal enterprises and countercultural elements. Not wanting to dump problems he believes he’s responsible for onto the new Governor, Pack burrows into the unique Upper Yaak to identify and root out those complicated troubles. A crooked Sheriff pins a murder on Pack, and his release from charges involves a colossal legal confrontation. After his release from confinement, Pack returns to the cauldron of the Yaak, this time to be taken hostage inside a compound of anti-government radicals.Pack’s final act involves tracking down a man and woman bent on perpetrating terrorist attacks in the four corners of America.Main characters from the previous Pack novels are still here, but they are joined by a host of quirky new ones, including a lazy minister; a brilliant, exotic Asian lady and her evil boyfriend; Pack’s love interest, Keeley Eliopoulous; a crooked game warden who colludes with a County Sheriff; Tetu’s fiancée, Swan Threemoons; an honest Forest Ranger, Ranklin Shiningfish; and a 90-year-old man who in many ways is pivotal to solving the problems Pack faces.

Author: John M. Vermillion

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG by T. K. Lukas

Sidney shrieked, letting fly a string of colorful expletives when the huge black beast sprang from the shadowy woods. “If the devil had a dog, you’d be it,” she said, backing away as the animal pursued. “But I know the devil. He hates dogs.”

On her third failed marriage, thirty-four-year-old Sidney McQueen regrets her PhD in Psychology wasn’t useful in choosing husbands. She feels better suited choosing horses. When her divorce attorney advises her to disappear for a while, she heeds the warning. But can she disappear without a trace when her soon-to-be ex-husband, a powerful attorney with ties to Mexican drug cartels, is hell-bent to find her? He wants back what belongs to him—and it’s not just Sidney he’s after.

Forty-five-year-old Markus Yeager, former Marine turned CIA operative, has a top-secret past. Physical and emotional scars cause him to retreat to the small, west Texas town of Alpine to be near an old friend, the one person he trusts. Flashbacks haunt him. His purposefully crafted quiet life is up-ended when Sidney pulls into town, horse trailer in tow.

People from Sidney’s past start turning up dead. Terrified, she questions whether the refuge she sought at Yeager’s remote ranch is enough to protect her from the man she refers to as “The Devil.” Her life-or-death situation draws Markus back into the violent world he thought he’d left behind, a world of weapons, drugs, money, and dangerous traffickers who’d put a bullet in your head while they mouthed their Hail Marys. Markus pursues and confronts the enemy head-on, but first he must confront the demons hounding his mind.

Thrown together in a cauldron boiling over with emotional tension and physical danger, Markus and Sidney allow their tentative bond to feed their individual needs. Once the murderer is apprehended, they breathe a collective sigh of relief, and their relationship, once governed by mutually imposed rules, intensifies. However, when it’s discovered that the one in custody may not be the killer, chasing the truth becomes a frantic race against a deadly predator.

IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG— an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride packed full of heart-pounding suspense.

Author: T. K. Lukas

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Night Terrors: A Short Story Prequel to The Silver Tattoo by Laura Treacy Bentley

NIGHT TERRORS—a short story prequel to the psychological thriller THE SILVER TATTOO—transports us back to 1970 when Conor was just 3 years old. A doctor assures Conor’s mother that the dreams that torment her son are harmless and short lived, but she’s not so sure. She worries that her only child, her perfectly normal son, may see beyond his years.

Author: Laura Treacy Bentley

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Was It Her? by Chanel Hardy

Amanita Matua, also known as Nita, becomes one with popular crowd once she starts dating the most popular boy at Orchard Valley High School, Adrian Garcia. With a hot boyfriend, and a new social status, life seems great for the sixteen-year-old. That is until the night her life changed forever. Adrian is found dead in his home, and with no known enemies, or witnesses to his murder, all the fingers point to Nita in what the authorities suspect to be a crime of passion. After losing her boyfriend and being emotionally abandoned by the entire town, she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands to find the murderer, and clear her name. Was It Her? is a story of obsession, crime and desperation as Nita’s search for the truth starts to unravel more than she bargained for.

Author: Chanel Hardy

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews