Saving Babe Ruth (Prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Thriller Series) by Tom Swyers

After you’ve downloaded a copy of Saving Babe Ruth, get a copy of the award-winning HOT NEW RELEASE and the next book in the series, The Killdeer Connection, on SALE TODAY for only $2.99! Scroll down to the series section. Click the Killdeer cover to check out all the ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reviews and order!Going down swinging is not an option . . . Survival is the name of the game when two obsessed men teeter on the cusp of madness in a war over a kids’ baseball field in this thriller based on a true story.Travel baseball promoter Rob Barkus has a full bench. He’s backed by a corrupt board of directors, a sports-fixated high school administration, and a mob of crazy travel baseball parents. He’ll stop at nothing to kill the town’s sandlot baseball league so that his elite travel teams can take over its beautiful Babe Ruth baseball field.The only obstacle between Barkus and his field of dreams is David Thompson, a Civil War buff and burned-out lawyer. When Thompson steps up to save the crumbling league for his son and the rest of the sandlot players in town, Barkus unleashes a cunning and ruthless attack against David, his family, and his teenaged league of misfit players.Thompson is outnumbered and surrounded. He’s like a man who walked into quicksand. The harder he struggles to save the league, the deeper he sinks. On top of it all, Thompson is stuck in a family Catch-22. If he surrenders, he might lose his son’s love along with his own self-respect, not to mention losing the game of summer for the sandlot kids in town. Yet if he doesn’t back down, it threatens his marriage and deprives his son of any chance to play on the high school team.Thompson is on an emotional roller coaster and he can’t get off. He is fighting his own civil war as he struggles to make a difference in the town he cherishes without harming the family he loves.Standing alone and pushed to his breaking point, he needs to figure out when to fold and when to fight. One thing is for sure: if he finally snaps, he won’t take any prisoners.Captivating characters lead double lives and keep secrets in this award-winning page-turner, laced with humor, about a man who takes a stand and risks it all to make a difference in a world gone mad.New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey says Swyers “has created a man for all seasons” in David Thompson and calls Saving Babe Ruth “an absorbing and compulsively readable novel.”In a foreword, Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, calls Saving Babe Ruth a “great story.”Read Saving Babe Ruth as the prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Series which starts with the The Killdeer Connection as the first book. The Killdeer Connection was selected as a 2017 winner in Amazon’s international Kindle Scout writing competition. Saving Babe Ruth is an Amazon multiple category bestseller.Gold Winner,  Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 “Best First Book: Fiction.”Silver Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 “Best Popular Fiction.”Readers Views, “Best Regional Fiction 2014/2015: Northeast.”Finalist, “Best New Fiction,” 2014 USA Best Book Awards.

Author: Tom Swyers

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
144 reviews

Bloody Mary – A Thriller (Jacqueline Jack Daniels Mysteries Book 2) by J.A. Konrath

Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.

Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary–the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels.

Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial killers in recent memory–a killer for whom getting caught is only the beginning…

About the Author

JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series. They do not have to be read in chronological order to be enjoyed, but for those who want to know it is: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, and Stirred.

Jack also appears in the novels Shot of Tequila, Flee, Spree, Three, Timecaster Supersymmetry, Banana Hammock, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the short story collection Jack Daniels Stories, and the novellas Floaters and Burners.

Last Call, the ninth Jack Daniels novel, will be available in spring of 2013.

Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn, including the bestsellers Afraid, Trapped, and Endurance.

He has sold over a million ebooks.

Author: J.A. Konrath

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
1284 reviews

Love, Diamonds, and Spades: Rylan & Quinn (Cactus Creek Book 2) by Violet Duke

— A USA TODAY Bestseller –“Guaranteed feel-good, swoon-worthy romance!” — New York Times Bestselling Author Erin NicholasFrom the author of the New York Times bestselling Can’t Resist series, comes a fan-requested surprise addition to the USA Today bestselling Cactus Creek series.She’s the Self-Proclaimed Wicked ‘Witch’ of the WestFiercely independent single mom Quinn Christiansen is used to flying solo. She’s been raising her young son and figuring out how to pay his pediatric hospital bills on her own for years now. And truth is, Quinn loves the notorious reputation she’s already gained in town of having a heart too hard for any man to break. Because it is. Two carats too hard, to be exact. Courtesy of the two-carat heirloom she’d had to barter to cover her ex’s debts when he took off after she got pregnant. The day she’d promised herself never again.So color her pissed when the universe goes and decides to make the one man in Cactus Creek not afraid of her natural ball-busting charm another gambling musician. A ridiculously handsome, wickedly gruff and gritty, pushy one at that. He’s Everything She’s Sure She Can’t Possibly WantRylan Grey isn’t used to getting a woman so worked up…well, not in a bad way, at least. But somehow, his mere existence seems to annoy the guarded and gorgeous Quinn to no end. Surprising, really. A dirt-and-jeans landscaper by day with a regular gig to perform for a packed house by night, Rylan considers himself a decent guy. Sure, he’s made some gambles to get to where he’s at, but they were all of the life variety, with risks as important as the rewards, fate betting as the house, and not a single dollar in play. While Rylan never wagers anything he’s not willing to lose—namely his heart—he’s more than ready to ante up once he sees past Quinn’s icy defenses. Quick as a firecracker, loyal to a fault, and sweet when no one’s looking, she could be his riskiest gamble yet. THE CACTUS CREEK SERIESLove, Chocolate, and Beer [Luke & Dani]Love, Diamonds, and Spades [Rylan & Quinn] Love, Tussles, and Takedowns [Hudson & Lia]Love, Exes, and Ohs [Isaac & Xoey]

Author: Violet Duke

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
208 reviews

Blood Moon: Book 2 of the True Mates Series: A Werewolf Shifter Paranormal Romance by Alicia Montgomery

In this exciting continuation to the True Mates Series, Human Liaison Cady Gray and Second-in-Command Nick Vrost are drawn together after a night of passion.Despite growing up in the world of the New York Lycan clan, Cady Gray still feels like an outsider looking in. She’s built walls around her, to protect herself and the clan, harboring a deep secret from her past that threatens her future. The clan’s sexy Beta shifter has always intrigued her, but he’s kept his distance, that is, until one innocent dance. Nick Vrost has wanted Cady for years, but kept his own desires at bay for the sake of the clan and his family. As second-in-command of the New York clan and heir to the Vrost fortune, it was his duty to marry a suitable high-ranking Lycan female and produce a child to carry on the line. After ignoring Cady for years, one touch ignites something he can no longer control and he may have to choose between family obligation and his long-simmering desire for the quiet beauty. When a near-catastrophic event forces them to confront their attraction, they find that one night simply isn’t enough. However, the New York clan is facing its biggest challenge yet and incidents attacking Lycans in the city are increasing. Cady’s life is put in danger, but evidence begins to link her to the attacks. But, who is behind all these threats and will the Lycans survive?Blood Moon is a full-length (over 60,000 words) werewolf paranormal romance with explicit love scenes, naughty language, and shifter suspense action with guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers! Although it works as a standalone romance story, this book takes place in the True Mates series. Though not necessary, I recommend you read “Fated Mates” before this book to understand the world and the main plot.Buy now and you’ll get a FREE contemporary billionaire romance The Billionaire’s Heart: The Combustion Series when you sign up for my newsletter using the link at the end of the book.

Author: Alicia Montgomery

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
125 reviews

Meant to Be (Sweetbriar Cove Book 1) by Melody Grace

Perfect for fans of Bella Andre, Susan Mallery, and Mary Kay Andrews, ‘Meant to Be’ is a gorgeously romantic, feel-good beach read about a runaway bride searching for true love on Cape Cod… Poppy Somerville believes in happily-ever-after. It’s the reason her romance novels have won devoted readers all over the world – and why she’s broken off her engagement just weeks before the wedding instead of settling for less than true love. Escaping to her aunt’s beach cottage in Sweetbriar Cove, Poppy is looking for inspiration to end her writer’s block and finish her new book. She just wasn’t counting on the handsome, gruff contractor making such a racket next door…Cooper Nicholson doesn’t believe in soul-mates. He thought he’d found his forever once, and the world proved him wrong, so when the cute brunette comes storming over and demands he keep the noise down, romance is the last thing on his mind. But his new neighbor is full of surprises, and soon, their chemistry is too hot to ignore.As they grow closer, they discover fiction has nothing on the plot twists life has in store. But will Cooper find a way to let go of the past and risk his heart again? And can Poppy find her happy ending – on and off the page?Find out in the new feel-good beach read from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!The Sweetbriar Cove Series:#1 Meant to Be#2 All for You#3 The Only One#4 I’m Yours#5 Holiday Kisses#6 No Ordinary Love#7 Wildest Dreams#8 This KissPRAISE FOR MELODY GRACE:”Melody Grace created fascinating characters that are simply I-R-R-E-S-I-S-T-I-B-L-E ! Her stories leave you with a big smile on your face and a heart bursting with love.” – A Bookish Escape Blog”Sexy and sweet: the perfect summer read!” – Corinne Michaels, New York Times bestselling author”Heartwarming, swoony, and sexy as hell.” – Claire Contreras, New York Times bestselling author”Sizzling summer perfection! Melody Grace does it again.” – Kendall Ryan, New York Times bestselling author”Sizzling hot and super emotional – the perfect combo!” – NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely”A roller coaster ride of pure emotion… beautifully written.” Blame it on the Rain Reviews

Author: Melody Grace

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
185 reviews

Christmas Moon (Vampire for Hire Book 4.5) by J.R. Rain

Book 4.5 in the bestselling “Vampire for Hire” series!Mother, wife, private investigator…vampire. Seven years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.Now with Christmas just around the corner, Samantha Moon finds herself taking on a very strange case. A mysterious family treasure has been stolen, something priceless that’s been passed down through the generations, something buried in secrets. Samantha’s reward is simple: she gets half of whatever it is…if she can find it first.And just as the holidays threaten to consume her, Samantha is approached by a very mysterious man, someone who knows all her secrets, a man who might not be a man at all. This Christmas, Samantha Moon’s world is about to be rocked…

Author: J.R. Rain

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
201 reviews

Undertaking Irene (Jane Delaney Mysteries Book 1) by Pamela Burford

Jane Delaney does things her paying customers can’t do, don’t want to do, don’t want to be seen doing, can’t bring themselves to do, and/or don’t want it to be known they’d paid someone to do. To dead people.Life gets complicated for Jane and her Death Diva business when she’s hired to liberate a gaudy mermaid brooch from the corpse during a wake—on behalf of the rightful owner, supposedly. Well, a girl’s got to make a living, and this assignment pays better than scattering ashes, placing flowers on graves, or bawling her eyes out as a hired mourner. Unfortunately for Jane, someone else is just as eager to get his hands on that brooch, and he’s even sneakier than she is, not to mention dangerously sexy.Just when she thinks her biggest problem is grand theft mermaid, things take a murderous turn. But hey, when you’ve teamed up with a neurotic seven-pound poodle named Sexy Beast, how can you go wrong?

Author: Pamela Burford

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
359 reviews

A BRIDGE UNBROKEN (A Miller’s Creek Novel Book 5) by Cathy Bryant

Christian Contemporary Romantic Mystery/Suspense

Not all scars are visible…

A frightened runaway wants her painful past to disappear. Her plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with her high school sweetheart, the one responsible for the scars on her heart. But he isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside old wounds and grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempts to forgive?

Other stand-alone books in the Miller’s Creek novels:
Texas Roads
A Path Less Traveled
The Way of Grace
Pilgrimage of Promise
Crossroads
And don’t miss the companion Bible study for A Bridge Unbroken:
THE FRAGRANCE OF CRUSHED VIOLETS (a Bible study on forgiveness)

Interview With The Author

Q – Why write stories about a small fictional town in Texas?

A – I grew up in a small Texas town, so I know all the pros and cons and absolute blessings of living in a place like Miller’s Creek–a laid-back, down-home lifestyle, wonderful folks, and even a few who think it’s their job to know everyone’s personal business. The stories were designed to give readers an experience of feeling like they’ve arrived at a place that feels like home.

Although the Miller’s Creek novels are technically classified as romances, they’re really so much more: southern fiction, women’s fiction (though I have a surprisingly high amount of men readers), suspense, comedy, drama, even a little bit of psychological thriller thrown in to keep readers turning pages. And each of the books carry a distinctive spiritual theme as well as an overall journey theme for the series. (Hence words like roads, path, way, pilgrimage, and bridge in the titles.)

Q – In what order should the books be read?

A – The books were created as stand-alone novels, so they can be read in any order. However, if you have OCD issues like me, you might want to read them in the order in which they were written:

-TEXAS ROADS
-A PATH LESS TRAVELED
-THE WAY OF GRACE
-PILGRIMAGE OF PROMISE
-A BRIDGE UNBROKEN (and its companion Bible study on the theme of forgiveness, THE FRAGRANCE OF CRUSHED VIOLETS)
-CROSSROADS

Q – So why will readers be interested in the Miller’s Creek novels?

A – Based on reader reviews, I’d say the books are compelling reads for these five main reasons:

1. They make readers laugh one minute and tear up the next.
2. They offer plenty of conflict and tension to keep readers turning pages.
3. The setting is compelling. (Some readers have compared Miller’s Creek to Mayberry, only Texas-style. And I’ve lost count of how many readers have told me they want to live in Miller’s Creek.)
4. The characters are endearing and relatable.
5. The books’ themes are spiritually impactful.

In addition, all the books are rated at 4.5 stars or higher.

Q – Have any plans to bundle the series into a collection?

A – Actually the first three books have been bundled. Readers can check out my Amazon author page for a full list of my book titles, including the collection. And a big shout out to my reader friends: Thanks for reading!

Miller’s Creek Novels eBook Categories:

Inspirational Fiction
Inspirational Romance
Christian Fiction
Contemporary Christian Fiction
Christian Romance
Contemporary Christian Romance
Christian Romantic Suspense
Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense
Women’s Religious Romance
Christian Women’s Fiction
Christian Contemporary Western Romance
Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Author: Cathy Bryant

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
161 reviews

The Goodbye Storm (Rough Waters Series Book 1) by Danielle Stewart

Autumn Chase is painfully aware grief is a beast that won’t be chased off before it’s ready to leave. When an icy road and a dark night leave her a young widow, she’s forced to trade in her perfectly planned future for the unknown. Like a child hiding from a monster, she pulls her covers up over her head with the intention of sheltering herself forever. But once an unexpected stranger shows up on her doorstep, Autumn has to choose between being alone or connecting with someone who is hurting as badly as she is.

Noah Key, an emergency room doctor, has solemnly informed countless families that their loved one could not be saved. However, when his own wife dies suddenly there are no words to bring him comfort. His in-laws want him to fall to pieces to confirm his love for his late wife. His colleagues want him to take time off to grieve. The only thing Noah wants is to work enough hours in the day to forget his wife is gone. He’s written himself a prescription for a cocktail of distraction and exhaustion in order to trick his brain into thinking his life isn’t in shambles.

When the world keeps moving on without them, Noah and Autumn will need to decide if they’ll survive the storm or allow themselves to be swept away by it.

Rough Waters Series:
Book 1: The Goodbye Storm
Book 2: The Runaway Storm(Available Late August)

Author: Danielle Stewart

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
345 reviews

Vampire Games (Vampire for Hire Book 6) by J.R. Rain

Book 6 in the bestselling “Vampire for Hire” series!Mother, wife, private investigator…vampire. Seven years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.Now in VAMPIRE GAMES, Samantha Moon is hired to look into the suspicious death of a popular fighter―and quickly discovers there’s far more to the story than meets the eye. As she uncovers clues into the boxer’s past, she will come face-to-face with something unexpected…and something only whispered about. Additionally, Samantha must confront the growing supernatural powers of those closest to her―and a betrayal that will rock her world.

Author: J.R. Rain

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
291 reviews