The Escape – Free Preview (first 8 chapters) (John Puller Book 3) by David Baldacci

David Baldacci is one of the world’s most popular, widely read storytellers. In his blockbuster thrillers Zero Day and The Forgotten, he enthralled readers with John Puller. A combat veteran and special agent with the U.S. Army, Puller is the man they call to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. But all his training, all his experience, all his skills will not prepare him for his newest case, one that will force him to hunt down the most formidable and brilliant prey he has ever tracked: his own brother.THE ESCAPEIt’s a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it’s impossible . . . until now.John Puller’s older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller must bring in his brother to face justice.But Puller quickly discovers that his brother is pursued by others who don’t want him to survive. Puller is in turn pushed into an uneasy, fraught partnership with another agent, who may have an agenda of her own.They dig more deeply into the case together, and Puller finds that not only are her allegiances unclear, but there are troubling details about his brother’s conviction . . . and someone out there doesn’t want the truth to ever come to light. As the nationwide manhunt for Robert grows more urgent, Puller’s masterful skills as an investigator and strengths as a fighter may not be enough to save his brother-or himself.

Author: David Baldacci

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
382 reviews

Dreamlander by K.M. Weiland

Acclaim for Dreamlander

“…its gut-rending emotions remind me of the Shakespeare tragedies I read in college. Its war scenes remind me of Lord of the Rings, complete with impossible odds and life-changing decisions. And its jewels of wisdom remind me of the works of C. S. Lewis.”—William Polm

“From hydraulic pistols to steam-driven cable cars, this felt like a fresh and creative world—one running parallel to our own.”—Adam Collings

“K.M. Weiland writes without holding back. She pours an onslaught of visual and emotional power into each scene with a style that slams you between the eyes, knocking you into worlds as dangerous as they are beautiful.”—Naomi D. Musch

About the Book

What if it were possible to live two very different lives in two separate worlds?

What if the dreams you awaken from are the fading memories of that second life?

What if one day you woke up in the wrong world?

Only one person in a generation may cross the barrier of dreams to reach the other world—a world of war-scarred countries and fallen faiths. When a Chicago-born journalist finds himself on the far side of his dreams, he must hurl himself into battle to save a princess from her own people, two worlds from annihilation, and himself from a dream come way too true.

More Praise for Dreamlander

“If you enjoy gritty fantasy with a liberal dose of swordplay and can tolerate a bit of graphic violence, Dreamlander by K. M. Weiland is the novel for you.”—Janalyn Voigt

“I love that [Weiland] writes for both men and women in her stories. Themes involving finding and accepting one’s destiny are universal.”—C. Estrella

“The fish-out-of-water aspect of Chris crossing into a new world has been done many times, but [Weiland] keeps it fresh and intriguing throughout the story.”—Jason Joyner

Author: K.M. Weiland

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
374 reviews

ARISEN : Genesis by Michael Stephen Fuchs

Readers call the ARISEN series:”a non stop thrill ride” … “unputdownable” … “the most original and well-written zombie novels I have ever read” … “riveting as hell – I cannot recommend this series enough” … “the action starts hot and heavy and does NOT let up” … “astonishingly well-researched and highly plausible” … “non-stop speed rush! All action, all the time – got my heart racing” … “A Must Read, this book was a hell of a ride” … “may be the best in its genre.”Over 100,000 ARISEN books sold and still climbing…Come back in time with the first ARISEN prequel and live through the beginning of the end of the world… (Can be read as a stand-alone novel, or an introduction to the series.)Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in the Horn of Africa, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out – and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America’s shadow counter-terror wars.But when another mystery epidemic breaks out, terrifying quickly it reaches a tipping point and chaos descends – and Zack and his team (including two former Team Six SEALs) are trapped between the millstones of the sick and the dying on one side, and heavily armed militias on the other. Soon their “safe” house is in flames, and their only remaining option is to get in their up-armored SUV and try to escape the imploding gravity well of the city, to the safety of the American military base in Djibouti. But by then, will there be anywhere safe left on Earth to escape to?

Author: Michael Stephen Fuchs

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
319 reviews

Unleashed: V Plague Book 1 by Dirk Patton

Zombie Book Blog – “This book is a page turner. It is full of action scenes, but still takes a pause every now and then to let us get to know and sympathize with John, Rachel and some of the other survivors.
Because of the skill with which Patton moves us through the beginning of the ZA and the attention to detail as well as the believability and likability of the characters (including Dog!), I’m giving Voodoo Plague FIVE out of FIVE zombie heads.” – Courtesy of ZombieBookBlog.com (full review at http://zombiebookblog.com/?p=51)

John Chase has just arrived in Atlanta on a business trip when America experiences the worst attacks in history. Nuclear bombs destroy cities and the widespread release of nerve gas sends the majority of the surviving population into a murderous rage. Rescuing a woman who survived the attacks he must lead her to safety as Atlanta burns, raging infected roam unchecked and society disintegrates into savagery.

Author: Dirk Patton

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
682 reviews

ARISEN, Book One – Fortress Britain by Glynn James and Michael Stephen Fuchs

Readers are calling the ARISEN series:”a non stop thrill ride” … “unputdownable” … “the most original and well-written zombie novels I have ever read” … “riveting as hell – I cannot recommend this series enough” … “the action starts hot and heavy and does NOT let up” … “astonishingly well-researched and highly plausible” … “non-stop speed rush! All action, all the time – got my heart racing” … “A Must Read, this book was a hell of a ride” … “may be the best in its genre.”Over 90,000 ARISEN books sold and still climbing… A world fallen – under a plague of seven billion walking deadA tiny island nation – the last refuge of the livingOne team – of the world’s most elite special operatorsThe dead, these heroes, humanity’s last hope, all have…ARISENBook One – Fortress BritainWhen the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living – with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of 7 billion animated corpses.And when civilization fell, one international team of supremely elite special operators was being assembled for a nearly impossible mission, deployed out of the SAS barracks at Hereford. Supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us, now the commandos of Alpha team are humanity’s last best hope for survival. Searching through the detritus of fallen Europe, scavenging pharmaceutical labs for clues to a vaccine that might bring humanity back from the brink, now they are tasked with one last desperate operation.They must cross the Atlantic aboard the world’s only remaining supercarrier, insert by air into the very middle of a dead continent, and then fight their way on foot through a city of 3 million ravening dead guys. But these Zulus will not be like any zombies they have ever fought before…

Author: Glynn James and Michael Stephen Fuchs

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
527 reviews

O Pioneers! (The Prairie Trilogy Book 1) by Willa Cather

Willa Cather’s powerful story about a family of farmers—an instant American classic The first novel in Willa Cather’s Great Plains trilogy tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of immigrants eking out a hardscrabble life as farmers in Nebraska at the turn of the nineteenth century. Alexandra, the eldest child of Bergson patriarch John, inherits the family farm when her father dies. Left to raise her father’s three sons and somehow turn a struggling farm around, Alexandra is tasked with pulling her family up by its bootstraps.   Unfortunately, her brothers aren’t made of the same strong pioneer stock as she is. When drought, depression, and other agricultural disasters hit, it’s up to Alexandra to pull the family through. Along the way, the neighbor boy, Carl Linstrum, catches her eye. But when families begin lighting out for greener pastures in the West, the Bergsons’ fortunes take a turn. Can the family survive the brutal Midwest hardships, or worse—the Bergson brothers’ frivolous nature? Will Alexandra, emotional lodestone and embodiment of the American can-do spirit, ever find happiness—or love? Cather’s novel shows readers the story of the American frontier.    This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.  

Author: Willa Cather

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
1741 reviews

The Vixen and the Vet: (inspired by "Beauty and the Beast") (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery

**WINNER 2015 Kindle Book Awards (Romance)** **2015 RITA Finalist!** “With Southern charm and a deeply romantic plot, readers will fall in love with this modern day fairy tale.” –RT BOOK REVIEWS From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery…In this modern-retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” Savannah Carmichael, betrayed by an unreliable source, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get back in the game by writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers eight years ago, and hasn’t been seen since. After an IED explosion in Afghanistan took Asher’s hand and disfigured half of his face, he’s lived a quiet life on the outskirts of Danvers where the locals respect his privacy…that is, until Savannah Carmichael comes calling in a borrowed sundress with a plate of homemade brownies. When Asher agrees to be interviewed by Savannah, he starts feeling things for the beautiful reporter that he hasn’t felt in years. Misfits in small-town Danvers, Savannah and Asher create a bond right away, touching each other’s hearts in ways neither thought possible. When a terrible mistake threatens to drive them apart, they’ll have to decide if the love they found in one another’s arms is strong enough to fight for their hard-won happily ever after. ** Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity, realistically depicted scenes of war and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.** All novels in the ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ The Vixen and the Vet is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales: The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available nowDark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available June 2016Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – available 2017Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available 2017Love my fairytales? I’m always open to suggestions! E-mail me your favorite and maybe I’ll reimagine it for you!

Author: Katy Regnery

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
853 reviews

The Last Field Marshal. One Man’s Struggle Between Duty and Conscience During World War II. by Robert Munchenberg

This epic story, set between the years 1918 and 1945, follows the life and times of a German officer and his family through both peace and war. Following the ascension of the Nazi Party to power in 1933 he gets caught up in the heady days of Germany’s secret rearmament and the development of its panzer forces. When war breaks out he quickly achieves promotion and decoration for his exploits on the battlefield. But his rise in the ranks of the German Army exposes him to the crimes being committed by his country. As the war continues his devotion to duty and personal ambitions conflict more and more with his conscience.

Author: Robert Munchenberg

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
73 reviews

Vows to the Fallen: O’Toole (The Marathon Series) by Larry Laswell

What price leadership?

Born into a family of fishermen and sailors, Patrick O’Toole has always known the U.S. Navy was his destiny, and World War Two made it so. Assigned to the destroyer U.S.S. Green just months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, young Lieutenant O’Toole is devastated when his warnings about battle readiness go unheeded by the ship’s captain. As a result, the Green is destroyed and most of her crew lost while O’Toole is on bridge watch—a catastrophe that will haunt him forever.

Rising up through the ranks as the war surges on, O’Toole is assigned a new ship, and earns the nickname “Terror” from the crew he insists on pushing beyond their limits. Because Patrick O’Toole is a man plagued by the demons of self-doubt and dark memory, and never again will he allow brave American sailors to needlessly sacrifice their lives by following the flawed orders of incompetent officers. But his unspoken oath to his fallen comrades could lead him to the perilous brink of deception and mutiny—and in the chaos and fire of naval conflict he will be forced to confront hard truths about honor, duty, survival, and the staggering cost of victory.

Author Larry Laswell explores how a leader can emerge like a phoenix from the ashes of wartime tragedy in Vows to the Fallen, a moving and powerful tale that crackles with action and authenticity. Set in the Pacific theater during the dark years of World War Two, it is the enthralling story of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Patrick O’Toole. A natural born seaman but plagued by self-doubt, he is haunted by the memory of the devastating loss of hundreds of crewmates whose deaths resulted from the incompetence of a commanding officer. The thrilling chronicle of O’Toole’s rise through the naval ranks and his remarkable emergence as an unparalleled military strategist and leader of fighting men has all the makings of an enduring classic of World War Two fiction, as it carries the reader on a breathtaking journey from the bloody battle for Guadalcanal to the victory at Ubella Atoll and ending with the suicide mission at the Battle of Mujatto Gulf.

Author: Larry Laswell

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
112 reviews

TOUCHING THE WIRE: Auschwitz:1944 A Jewish nurse steps from a cattle wagon into the heart of a young doctor, but can he save her? 70yrs later, his granddaughter tries to keep the promise he made. by Rebecca Bryn

Part One – In the Shadow of the Wolf
In a death camp in 1940’s Poland, a young doctor and one of his nurses struggle to save lives. As their relationship blossoms, amid the death and deprivation, they join the camp resistance and, despite the danger of betrayal, he steals damning evidence of war-crimes. Afraid of repercussions, and for the sake of his post-war family he hides the evidence, but hard truths and terrible choices haunt him, as does a promise not kept.

Part Two – Though the Heavens should Fall
In present-day England, his granddaughter seeks to answer the questions posed by an enigmatic carving. Her own relationship in tatters, she meets a modern historian who, intrigued by the carving, agrees to help her discover its purpose. As her grandfather’s past seeps into the present, she betrays the man she loves and is forced to confront her own guilt in order to be able to forgive the unforgivable and keep her grandfather’s promise.

Author: Rebecca Bryn

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
106 reviews