As we get closer to the holiday season what better way is there than to spend the evenings curled up with a book? Here are some books that you should add to your reading list!
***A 2017 Readers’ Favorite Award Silver Medal Winner***
Adam Westfield is an ex-friar just released from prison. Unsure of his destiny, he roams America, hoping to find a purpose . . . and forgiveness.
A widowed mother of two, Sage Hammond is struggling to keep her horse ranch afloat. Unable to find a ranch hand willing to work for meager wages, she’s close to giving up. Then, an answer to her prayers appears—a quiet, handsome stranger.
Adam is falling in love for the first time in his life, however, strange things begin to happen at the ranch—things that are putting Sage and her children in danger—and he finds he’s willing to sell his soul to protect them. But will it be enough?
The Haunting of Hattie Hastings Part One: A ghostly, gloriously witty feel-good romance with a liberal dose of comedy
Some people just won’t take death lying down … ! (NB: cliffhanger ending).
Part one of a fun-filled trilogy about life, death and letting go.
Hattie Hastings is happily married, even if husband Gary drives her up the wall at times. When tragedy strikes, she is left alone and heartbroken, with only an assortment of family and friends to prop her up.
Struggling to cope, she is left reeling when her deceased other half returns, popping up at the most inappropriate times.
Jamie Jensen has been a bartender at the Virginia Beach oceanfront for far too long. She’s seen it all and she’s over it. She is determined to stay single after a bad relationship and bide her time until her writing career takes off. That is until a sexy newcomer buys out the bar she works in.
Logan Mays has just bought Bender’s Bar, and he can’t keep his eyes- or his hands- off the bartender. Professionalism goes out the window after working in close contact with Jamie.
Can Jamie and Logan turn their casual summer fling into something real, or will this stay just a summer bender?
The Captain of The Second Guard
Captain James Vallardee is a sanctioned torturer and executioner who swore life-long fealty to Queen Juliet, after becoming, “TheCaptain of The Second Guard ” Also, he has been duly awarded numerous medals of honor and others for bravery and outstanding service to the Kingdom. Now immediately recognized as one of the most handsome, and eligible, Captains in the entire Army of the realm by the queen and several of her courtier’s which included numerous men and women. Many wished to be his lover and were willing to pay the cost of attaining his affections all to enjoy him and his striking masculine beauty.
Invariably this officer has enflamed Queen Juliet’s intense curiosity concerning his duty-bound obligation and faithfulness to her. Thus she follows him into the lower level of the dangerous dungeon one afternoon where he has gone to question a new felon.
Mara McClain is a young Irish immigrant looking to begin anew in Victorian-era San Francisco, after the California Gold Rush. She struggles for both love and independence, as a budding businesswoman in a male-dominated society.
Set amid the fascinating backdrop of San Francisco’s Golden Age, Autumn Lady draws from an eclectic cast of characters, both historical and original. It’s an idiosyncratic journey through the highs and lows, ballrooms and back rooms, alleys and the promenades, and the enchantment and viciousness, of an American city on the brink of a new era.
Autumn Lady is not just the story of Mara McClain, it is the story of both a woman and a city coming of age in one of America’s most exciting historical periods.
Saber’s Vida: Book One (The Providence Series 1)
Former Delta turned FBI Tactical Commander Rafael Saber doesn’t know how to be anything but the cliché military player with women just waiting for him to show up. New is never easy, but Michelle is, for about 3 days.
When Saber is put in his place by one woman, another finds his charm and panty-dropping smile worth the risk. Assistant DA, Cassidy knows she’s worth more than a Delta Groupie title and makes Saber work for it.
Jump into the world of adventure and laugh out loud situations that keep Rafael and Cassidy’s life interesting. The Providence FBI Ops Field Office is waiting for you.
In a World of Darkness (The Yonuh trilogy Book 1)
The world as we know it has been devastated when a research lab tried to develop an even better insecticide by manipulating the genetic composition of a fungus known as Ophiocordyceps for the general public. What seemed like a minor accident at the time inadvertently created a tragic plague for the human race. The spores from the GMO fungi spread across the globe, killing off 75% of the world’s population. The supernatural beings felt it would be safe time to come out into the open and not have to hide, but that came with mixed emotions from the surviving human population.
The Six and the Crystals of Ialana (The Ialana Series Book 1)
Mutant creatures, a Reptilian Dragon King, and a mysterious shape shifter… The first book in the Ialana Series.
The quest to find and restore the lost crystals of Ialana, unites six people who, along with a seventh, were all born with a secret buried deep within.
Guided by a shared dream, they leave the only homes they have ever known and set out on a life-altering quest through a maze of mountain caves and tunnels where they encounter insidious creatures, and dangers from within their group.
The Coven (The Crystal Coast Series Book 1)
The future queen awakens…
Newly single mother Stevie Lewis divides her time between raising Charlie, running a store with her best friend, and avoiding the meetings of her mother’s Beaufort Historic Society. Although her life has its challenges, it’s altogether average. Just the way she likes it.
When Vanessa, a ruthless dark witch, launches an attack against young Charlie, Stevie’s simple life derails, and her long-dormant powers awaken. A 300-year-old secret is exposed, revealing her destiny to one day rule the clandestine community of witches who hide in plain sight.
Now she must master her own magical powers before it’s too late. Because Vanessa’s on the warpath, and only Stevie can stop her.
Elvira is home to creatures the world doesn’t want—or wants too much, like the fairies. Now the secret’s out, and tourists are coming to see the tiny town’s wonders. Before they arrive, someone spellbinds fairies, slashes werewolves and sets the vampires at each other’s throats. Ghost hunter Josh Seldom and his (mostly human) friends must stop the mayhem. But in a town full of monsters, how do you find a killer?
Expect realism & fantasy, mystery & humor. Pure fun!
Can a Curse Control Ancient Britannia?
The world is in turmoil. Celtic kings hand-picked by Rome to rule are fighting each other for power. King Amren’s former queen, a powerful Druid, has cast a curse that foretells Blood Wolf and the Raven will rise and destroy him.
King Amren reveals to his daughter, Princess Catrin, the grim prophesy that his former queen pronounced at her execution for treason to him.
The gods demand the scales be balanced for the life you take. If you deny my soul’s journey to the Otherworld by beheading me, I curse you to do the same as mine. I prophesize your future queen will beget a daughter who will rise as a Raven and join your son, Blood Wolf, and a mighty empire to overtake your kingdom and to execute my curse.
Magic, New Mexico: Loving Phoenix (Kindle Worlds Novella)
Nava Torres’ life was one of turmoil and danger. Considered a freak of nature by her peers and hunted by the government, she never expected to find a place where she could feel safe—until she heard about a town called Magic. For the first time since her parents’ deaths, she felt awe, hope, and something even stranger—attraction to a man who could heat her blood with one look!
Special Ops Marine, Saxon Wehurst, had sworn off women—at least until he met a fiery redhead with black streaks that made him want to run his hands through the colorful tresses. There was nothing in the world that could fire up his protective instincts faster than a woman with trouble nipping at her heels and fire in her hair.
In Sickness and In Health: A Journalized Account of Coping with Multiple Myeloma
“In Sickness and In Health” lets you walk in the shoes of a young woman who was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, cancer of the plasma cells. During her treatment process, she kept a journalized account of her daily and weekly activities.
This book shows how her faith was tested time and time again; not only in dealing with cancer but with many other life-changing situations that seemingly occurred all at the same time. You will see, as she had to learn, that you must trust God in sickness and in health.
Reclaim American Democracy: Economic Solutions to Dysfunctional Politics
Is America Failing its Democracy?
Is the interest of the American people authentically and ethically represented by our Government? The general public is dissatisfied with politics, yet feels helpless to effect change. Yes, we have allowed our democracy to drift unnoticed into dysfunctional political theater. Preservation of the party line is more important than the well-being of the American people.
In Reclaim American Democracy, I explore critical breakdowns in American politics and encourage the American people to reclaim their democratic rights. We, the people, are fully responsible for change and cannot afford to sit back.
How to Improve the Quality of Your Life?: A Comprehensive Approach and Guide to Well-Being
Dr. Demes book will help you design a better life for yourself by applying evidenced-based methods and principles.
Many people feel unhappy and dissatisfied with their lives. This could be related to one certain aspect of their journey, or it could be just a general disappointment with the direction it has taken.
This groundbreaking improvement book uses continuous quality improvement methods, scientific approach, and spiritual values to help you create the life you want!
How to Say Cheese?
A.K. Williams is a Cheesemonger and an award-winning Author and Cheese Maker that invites you to try unusual fine cheese without intimidation. How to Say Cheese, is an approachable multi-touch ebook that offers more than reference, this book is loaded with interactivity. Less fromage snob and more cheesy fun!
Learn how to pronounce, store and eat unique cheeses from around the globe. How to Say Cheese, offers info on the raw milk debate, where to buy stinky and runny cheese, plus seasonal platter ideas.
My Stars Are Still Shining: A Memoir
Though she came to live a glamorous life interviewing celebrities and walking international runways as a fashion model, Amina Warsuma’s path there was anything but easy. From modest beginnings, she needed grit and a willingness to surrender to fate to make it to the top.
As soon as we decide on a path to achieve our goals, we will be tested—and Warsuma was no exception. Determined to become a successful model, Warsuma immediately had obstacles thrown in her way, testing her resolve. She faced those challenges, and in the end, every encounter, whether good or bad, helped shape her journey.
Childrens Picture Book
Wellybobbers: Visit Tikka Tonga Lake
My name is Declan I’m a cute little elf. I am very good at taking care of myself. I love everyone in Sugarolly Wood. My job is to help them, by collecting the food. I have a pet Mouse different from any other. He loves me so, he thinks I’m his brother. He wears the same clothes, shoes and hat. Always looking out for the farmhouse cat.
Cheyenne the Wellybob fairy is my best friend. I go to her when I’m at a loose end. She is clever and bright and good and true. And always knows the best things to do. Hannah’s a witch who flies so high. She rides her broom all over the sky. Looking out for friends in need. She truly is a friend indeed.
BOB (Book Of Bullshit)
There are some things that most of us would agree need to and should be addressed in today’s Australia. Most of those things, you would think, should be common sense but for whatever reason the do-gooders of this world always seem to get in the way of common sense! As do the greedy and downright deceitful.
BOB is a book exploring some of the more prevalent occurrences that piss-off the average Joe on a regular basis. Topics that are discussed daily with much verve in offices in homes in bars around the country.
Finlay’s Folly: a ghost story (Summer McCloud paranormal mystery Book 4)
When Summer decides to head to Scotland in search of a long dead murderer, she has no idea what her trip will bring. Her ghost relative, Finlay Ross McCloud, who has sent on this fool’s errand, has his facts confused.
And when Summer discovers the truth she’s already in over her head.
The Handle Method
Avery Handle planned to change the world one troubled patient at a time. He was well on his way to accomplishing just that when a string of murders struck Houston.
A world-famous physician trying to bury his own personal demons, Handle found himself an unlikely target of two determined homicide detectives.
Trapped in a web of his own design and struggling to keep his dream alive, Handle decided no cost was too steep to protect his secrets and his patients. Even if it meant putting his own life on the line.
The Prom Dress Killer: A Detective Al Warner Suspense
A psychopathic killer lurks in Miami’s shadows, snatching and murdering young auburn-haired women. Strangely, they are killed without trauma and left clad in frilly prom-style dresses.
Miami’s crack homicide detective, Al Warner, is on the case, but the killer has left few clues. Why were these girls taken and then executed? Was he intent on killing redheads, or was there some other connection? And why were their bodies so carefully arranged in peaceful repose, wearing prom dresses?
THE IDEAL VICTIM: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller
If Michael the avenging angel is watching, you’re already dead…
When a typed message quoting the Bible is delivered to Detective Dani McKenna, she discovers a calculated serial killer – stalking his victims before choosing the right moment to strike.
What is the dark secret that Dani’s been hiding for years? Could it be the reason for the murders?
When the case threatens Dani’s sanity, she must battle her own personal demons as well as catch a killer who’s getting ready to end yet another life. But the victims might not be the only ones being watched… Dani’s own life could be on the line.
Maybe God was an Irishman
In 1986, a child is born who is destined to save mankind. He will know heartache, love, and violence. He will be falsely accused of kidnapping and his fame will spread around the world. He will live through the same events that shaped your life such as 9/11 and the recession years post-2008. Then it will all end in Easter 2017…or will it?
Sproutlings: A Compendium of Little Fictions
Morgan Bell’s Sproutlings is a mesmerising collection of exquisite peculiarities. Welsh and Cornish mythology. Australian campfire tales. Astral and fantastic. The pertinency of forty-three modern authors is punctuated by bites of botanical fiction from Poe, Lawson, Orwell, Lawrence, Wells, Alcott, and Wilde in this tour de force of tiny stories.
Accidental Exposure: Where is Andy?
There were three of you in the car before the accident; now there is only two.
Where’s Andy and why do the police and the paramedics and the firefighters ignore you when you beg them to disregard the thin trickles of blood running from your scalp. No one is listening as you plead with them all to please, PLEASE, find your son. He’s out there, somewhere, alone on the rough black highway. Andy must be nearby. He must be washed with the red and blue flashing emergency lights and accosted by the cacophony of sirens. You can smell petrol now, and you can see the panic on the other survivors’ faces.
30th Century: Escape (Volume 1)
Which side will you be on? The side of the Syndos, genetically-altered humans, or the side of the Naturals. Captain Jennifer Hero is leading a task force from the thirtieth century on a one-way trip to the Diversion Point. Their goal is to plant a virus that will disrupt the genetic tendency toward sociopathy among the Syndos. After an intense attack on their remote South Pacific island base, Jennifer sends her colleagues back 300 years.
But she does not go with them, opting instead to travel alone back to 2015 to grieve the loss of the love of her life, the time machine’s inventor, and to find herself.
Cataclysm Epoch (The Valkyrie Chronicles Book 1)
The nation of Lebabolis with its seven sectors stands as a last hope for a ravaged Earth. But Lebabolis demands absolute loyalty from its citizen “Products”, who face chemical alteration if they can’t or won’t follow the law.
Twenty-three-year-old Ana Crucinal is ready to leave Lebabolis and their empty promises behind when she and her sick brother escape with the Action, the Resistance against everything Lebabolis. Ana’s no stranger to surviving things like losing her parents, and she’s learned to fight for what she wants, because someone has to.
In a divided nation, 14-year-old Jetta belongs nowhere. Her face is split right down the middle: half-black and half-white. The non-white residents of her New Orleans camp call her a demon. The white oppressors who took over during the 2nd American Civil War have called her much worse…
After years as an outcast, Jetta uncovers her true heritage as the daughter of an African storm god and a Finnish death goddess. As she attempts to harness her terrible new abilities to turn the tide in the war, trouble comes to those she tries to help. Only Jetta has the power to heal her divided homeland… or destroy everything in her path…
Wall of War (Drake Alexander Adventures Book 2)
Deep in the wilderness of the Peruvian Andes lies a monument hidden for centuries. Who were the builders? Why was it abandoned? What secrets will it reveal?
In 1953, an amateur rock climber makes a startling discovery. He decides to report his findings as soon as he returns from climbing the mountain. It will take another fifty years before anyone reads what he wrote.
In 2004 when Drake Alexander hears of the strange discovery, he and those dear to him are plunged into a nightmare of avarice, impairment and death. Using his skills as an ex-soldier, can he and his accomplices save his tormented friends from the raiders that thirst for the secret lying within the mountains?
Mirror, Mirror, A Legal Thriller
On the day that Jeff Ryder learns he is going to be made a partner at Warrick, Thompson, and Hayes, his past catches up with him. The State Bar of California accuses him of coaching witness Marty Lewis to lie seven years earlier while he was working as a prosecutor in order to convict small-time con man, Dillon Reese, of the attempted murder of police officer Christopher Rafferty, a former Navy SEAL.
Jeff loses his million-dollar lifestyle, but sets up his own law office, determined to clear his name, by proving Reese is the shooter. Jeff discovers that Chris was wearing defective body armor made by Armor Up Corporation on the night he was shot. Jeff persuades Chris and his wife Beth to bring a negligence suit against Armor Up and the San Diego Police Department for millions in damages.
Moon Children will engage insightful, meditative, and self-reflective readers. This story is about the close friendship of three women of different cultural backgrounds who embark on intense, mystical, and transformative personal journeys after participating together in a weekend spiritual retreat.
They explore issues of life and death, sex and gender, along with concerns about race and family. Drawing upon the wisdom of saints and sages, the friends delve deeply into their personal struggles with love and human nature. Then they address their questions and apprehensions about reality and the inter-dimensionality of spiritual experience.
Ireland 1941. A crowded pub. The music is loud. The singing is louder. Joe McCarthy is shot dead. And no one sees a thing.
His brother-in-law Eamon Foley is first on the scene. And Foley is horrified to see a face from his past.
Foley used to work in a Dublin hotel when some incriminating items went missing. The hotel’s sinister director blames Foley.
Is Joe’s killing a message that they’ve caught up with him, looking for what they think he stole?
Is Alex Cassidy, the strange but very pretty girl who initially helped him escape from the hotel, responsible for betraying Foley now?
Ed Savage And The Savage Murders Trilogy: The Savage Saga—Volume 1
Watch as the charmed lives of a well-born man turned Hollywood actor and his family are demolished. At first glance, Ed Savage has it all—an amazing career, a beautiful home, and a wonderful wife and children. Unfortunately for Savage, it’s all about to go south.
The first part of Ed Savage and the Savage Murders Trilogy: The Savage Saga shows a perfect life unraveling as the seeds of the looming murderous mysteries germinate. The Savage family comes under attack. Ed Savage’s past returns to bite him hard when a secret from a long ago murder becomes known, and his mountain getaway is anything but. The second section of the relentlessly fast-paced journey is set in the aftershock of terror.