Monday, January 14, 2013

Thrilling Monday

Morning Fans! Hope you all enjoyed getting to know Stephen Ormsby. What a great book Long Lost Song is. The winner of the kindle copy is Karen Aminadra. Congratulations! Contact our Facebook page to claim your prize! Our next author will be up tomorrow and he's a big one!! I can't wait. But for now, enjoy these Mystery and Thrillers!

Hostile Witness

When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Baylor-Bates, for help. Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton intrigues her and, when the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. But the deeper she digs the more Josie realizes that politics, the law and family relationships create a combustible and dangerous situation. When the horrible truth is uncovered it can save Hannah Sheraton or destroy them both.

Identity (Eyes Wide Open, Book 1)

Identity is Book 1 of a four episode thrill ride from New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker. 

Who am I?
My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen and I'm about to die.

I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking.

Some will say that I m not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don t even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave.

My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen. I'm about to die.

So who are you? 

In a return to the kind of storytelling that made BlackShowdown and Three unforgettable, New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker drags that question into the light with this modern day parable about how we see ourselves.

Humming with intensity and blindsided twists, Eyes Wide Open is raw adrenaline from the first page to the last pure escapism packed with inescapable truth. Not all is as it seems. Or is it? Strap yourself in for the ride of your life. Literally. (Young Adult)

Can a first-grade teacher from Grace, Alabama stop a terrorist group from its deadly mission?
Can she trust her heart again?

Former Air Force scientist Dr. Julia Warner-Hyde went into hiding three years ago to escape her abusive ex-husband. Her new life as a small town school teacher is safe and peaceful—until her old lab partner, Dr. Seth Holt, arrives.

Terrorists have stolen the missile system Seth and Julia designed, and they fully intend to use it. Seth needs Julia's help to find, outwit and halt them, but he and she didn't part on the best of terms. He doesn’t know that Julia has a secret enemy who might kill them both. Can she fight that threat and the terrorists—all while keeping Seth in the dark? How can she refuse to try, with millions of lives at stake?

Gregory was the first to rise from the grave. With no organs and no pulse he burst from his coffin demanding to know why he’d been buried. His subsequent book made him a billionaire and encouraged others to follow in his footsteps. Unfortunately, the decayed, mindless undead who rose next were nothing like him.

Lynne, Carol, and Marta are on a collision course with the same goal: they must stop Gregory. Join these three women as they battle supernatural forces and discover their own paranormal powers. They each have their own reasons for fighting Gregory, but the fate of the world rests in their hands.

The thing about cancer is it’s hard to prove somebody gave it to you on purpose—but Chloe Taylor can prove it. In fact, she proves it for a living. She sues oil refineries that would rather save a buck than comply with safety regulations designed to do important things like, you know, keep people alive.

Chloe had a successful career until circumstances forced her to move to the bass-ackwards town of Kettle, Texas (human population: 4,000; gun population: 34,356). Big Oil industry giant PetroPlex employs half of Kettle’s population, and there’s no question the judge in the town’s got oil stains on his hands. It’s no wonder she’s been on a losing streak lately. She suspects she’s been litigating on an uneven playing field, but when her star expert witness turns up dead less than 48 hours before a make-or break hearing, she knows.

What she doesn’t know is the key piece of information that got her expert killed. It turns out PetroPlex is harboring a shocking secret—one that has the potential to skyrocket gasoline prices, spark an energy market meltdown, and trigger riots, chaos, death, and destruction on a global scale. Chloe must discover the secret and expose the villains before she is permanently silenced, all while juggling a troublesome ex-fiancé and a tantalizing new flame along the way.

Sometimes the truth is anything but honest.

Sometimes the stories everyone knows by heart are lies.

Sometimes lies are all we have left.

Two thousand years ago, thirty silver Tyrian shekels were paid to secure the most infamous betrayal of all time. Melted down by the grandsons of Judas Iscariot, in the dark heart of the Sicarii fortress, Masada, the silver was re-forged as a dagger. When the Sicarii zealots committed mass suicide in AD73 the dagger of Iscariot and the truth of his sacrifice were lost. Until now.

A religious cult calling itself the Disciples of Judas has risen in the Middle East. Its influence is pernicious, its reach long. In thirteen cities across Europe thirteen people martyr themselves in the name of Judas, promising forty days and forty nights of terror. They twist the words of ancient prophecies to drive home the fear. Everything you believe in will be proved wrong. Everything you hold true will fail.

Day by day the West wakes to increasingly harrowing acts of terror. As fear cripples the capitals of Europe, who will be the next to fall? London? Rome? Berlin?

In a race against time - and prophecy - believing the terrorists intend to assassinate the Pope as part of their plan to bring down the Catholic Church, Sir Charles Wyndham's team of combat specialists, codename Ogmios, tracks a labyrinthine course through truth, shades of truth and outright lies that takes them from the backstreets of London to the shadow of Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin and all the way into the heart of the Holy See itself.

Forty days and forty nights of fear. And today is day one.

After spending the last year in jail, Alicia is now on a new plateau. Realizing she has to change, the process will require some decision making she is not sure she is ready to make. After the death of Maye and Michelle moving on, Alicia now has to learn to function on her own. With a heart full of regrets and painful memories, functioning in the old world with a new mind turns out to be not as easy as she thought. With the help of new found friends and new discoveries, can Alicia deal with all the unfortunate news to discover the skin she is in? During her findings about her past generations she begins to wonder if all she has to face is worth the trouble...but will she turn back to her old ways in the process?

Sherylyn works as a nurse at Mercy Hospital, in San Jose, California. Hal Gruber is an FBI agent at the San Jose Bureau. When a young girl collapses at a nearby dinner table moments after Hal proposes, the couple is unknowingly thrust into a world neither would ever expect.

ENGAGEMENT is best selling author Whisper Lowe's sequel to The Dark Side of the Tracks. A fast paced medical drama filled with crazed madmen and mind bending coincidences ENGAGEMENT will keep readers on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens next! 

Miami, 2012. A new gun has made its way from a Russian science lab to the streets of Miami—a gun that destroys the executive functioning power of the brain, turning people into zombie-like beings.

The Miami Asymmetrical Clandestine Elite Service (ACES) team must intercept these weapons before they arrive at their intended destination.

Follow the Miami ACES team in their thrilling adventures in this new series.

In an America broken by a "limited" nuclear war, no one has use for would-be private eye Wally Sands. No one except for Dr. Charles Winfield, an eccentric scientist who believes he was cloned from a prominent biochemist as part of a top-secret project undertaken before the war.

Sands sets out to find Winfield's mysterious progenitor, but finds himself on the trail of a killer instead.

Now, in far-away, fabled England, Sands must uncover the facts about the case that has brought him to his promised land, and at the same time confront the unsettling truth about his world, his life, and his loyalties.

A story of love and betrayal, life and death, the future and the past. A story that will make you laugh, make you cry—and make you think.

Canna Medici is a hedonistic young woman who flees her home and an abusive relationship in Italy, and finds herself in a new life in London. She becomes the new assistant of Virtuosi, a small opera group who are about to embark on a tour of ten of Europe’s greatest opera houses. When Canna soon becomes romantically involved with English tenor Dane Porter, trouble comes in the form of fellow Virtuosi singer Claudio Ramos Ibáñez, the dark, brooding Spanish baritone. Canna and Claudio have crossed paths once before with vicious consequences, and each are desperate for the truth to remain hidden.

As Claudio becomes more and more entangled in Canna’s violent and addictive secrets, Dane is forced to re-evaluate his life – his morals and stereotypes are going to be tested in order to accept her dark past. Canna continues to pursue pleasure at any cost, exploiting the weaknesses of those around her in an effort to hide her demons. All of the men and women in Virtuosi are going to be hurt by Canna’s narcissism unless she can overcome her inner torment.

Canna is night and Dane is day, and while the night wants to forget, another night is calling to her in a form very close to home, and love holds on too tight…

After the accidental release of a terrifying biological weapon creates a zombie-epidemic, a mentally-ill man caught in the midst of the outbreak must battle his deteriorating psychological condition and make his way through the post-apocalyptic landscape of Raleigh, North Carolina in order to save his brother who is incarcerated inside a maximum-security federal penitentiary in the near-by town of Butner.

It sounds like the chance of a lifetime, to explore the tomb of an ancient Egyptian nobleman and live in an expedition house with other scientists. All expenses paid, and her name on a paper sure to be published in a prestigious journal. But when her housemates start turning up dead, all under unpleasant circumstances, Lacy Glass has reason to suspect she’s next.
Lacy is a botanist, a pigment specialist, recruited to analyze the paint on the walls and the dyes in the linen found in the tomb. Altogether, nine specialists share the house on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor, but Lacy isn't sure she can trust any of them. The first to die is her best friend, her mentor, and the only housemate she knows well enough to trust.
These housemates include a cook who believes she's the pharaoh Hatshepsut's daughter, an ex-pat American botanist, an overbearing team leader, and a surfeit of scorpions.

Olympia is a high-powered New York advertising executive with perhaps the chance of a lifetime when she lands the biggest account of her life - the new Cognix synthetic reality promotion. The stress, however, is killing her, and she desperately needs relief from the distraction of everything and everyone around her...

All of the Atopia stories are 'sidequels' that begin at the same moment, running side by side in time, so that you can start by reading any of them and then read the others in any order you choose to slowly reveal the mystery and terrifying danger that connects them all. Atopia is a near future world without borders that balances on the brink of post-humanism and eco-Armageddon.

Damon Blackley has a new name and a new family, but his nature remains unchanged. Older and more sophisticated, young Micah will gather his flock in Delphi, Texas. Like the Pied Piper, he will lead them into the pages of history.

A family vacation goes terribly wrong when seven-year-old Teddy Gruber wanders away from a family picnic and stumbles into a marijuana farm. What is going to happen to the boy once he is taken captive? His father Hal Gruber, a special agent with Federal Bureau of Investigation, must act quickly to solve the drug case and save his little boy. This mystery/drama by best selling author, Whisper Lowe, takes the Gruber family on yet another harrowing adventure.


Psychic detective Rae Hiyakawa is the FBI's secret weapon. As she thwarts horrendous crimes, she struggles to keep ahead of her estranged ex and her child's rebellious nature--not to mention an IRS write-off turned nightmare.

Unable to reconcile with either he bank books or her dead father's ghost, Rae is one hundred percent ON when she makes "blue sense hits" for the Bureau's PSU Unti.

However, Rae's powers have never been used in the field. Until now. She must push herself to the limit in order to save helpless vicitms from a maniac who has an eerie sense that someone can see him...

From the demented mind of Edgar King, comes the bone chilling story of an East Texas man driven insane by the woman he loves. As you read the story, you can see Joe embracing the insanity caused by his wife, Sandra. He truly believes he has found his true calling... Murder...

While escorting his sister to a carnival, a young man encounters a gypsy fortune-teller who makes a startling prediction. As she stares into the numerous lines that crossed his palm, she prophesied that this bloody hand would forever change the course of history. Although his sister assured him that the ranting of the disturbed woman was no cause for alarm, the teenage boy was deeply troubled by the strange encounter. For the rest of his life, the mysterious woman would torment him.

On April 14, 1865, the most notorious murder in the history of the United States occurred. The President of the United States was shot dead while sitting in the State Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC. The murderer was a young actor who had achieved the zenith of success and fame, but who constantly battled against a dark secret that tormented his soul.

Unknown to many history students, the most infamous murder in American history was prophesied many years before it occurred! Was John Wilkes Booth acting on his own, or did some strange supernatural power force him to become America’s most notorious assassin?

In This Bloody Hand, the author of One on One and Vampire Dust focuses on a mysterious aspect of the Lincoln Assassination that is often overlooked - The dire prophesy of an old gypsy that would haunt the famous actor until the day of his death.

Ex - KGB spy she become the mistress of Mafia syndicate and the alleged mastermind behind the Nuclear Suitcase bomb smuggling plot.
Code name: Anna Aron Interpol Top wanted List, MI6 and the CIA's most hunted female fugitive.

John Miller MI6 special agent has cast his spying network wide in Eastern Europe's most dangerous corner in order to trap Anna Aron. A high profile arms trafficker and world's most dangerous mafia fugitive.
The task of Hunting her is tremendously challenging. Anna is an exceptionally intelligent and Shrewd Women. She is very conscious of her every movement. She doesn't give away anything. She ruthlessly eliminates those who are trying to hunt her. She is vicious and merciless. Previously when three Interpol officers were trying hard to get her, she kills three of them. If anyone is bothering her or makes her life difficult she does not rest until that person is eliminated.

A small New England town is buried under a blizzard in the early morning hours, just as the town's police discover, in horror, a grizzly scene at a family's house. In another part of town, a mother struggles to drive her two boys to school in the middle of the snow storm when she soon realizes they are being stalked by something sinister. Before they realize it, they are stranded in the storm and having to face something inhuman and purely evil.

A collection of three short stories with a darker theme.

Nightmare is a story of a young man that is troubled by strange dreams that quickly pull apart his mind.

The Bank Job: is a story of a poor sob with a gambling problem trying to get back on his feet.

Reaper: Is about the journalist that continually sees a simple old man nearby just before a person dies.

Senior English teacher Sam Barlow wants his students to be able to understand a little literature and write a coherent essay. So far in six years of teaching he has fallen short of these goals. He admits to himself that he doesn’t want to save the world; he would be happy if only his students could read and write better.
It’s the beginning of another school year, and little does Sam know that he is going to be involved in trying to save the world. His journey begins when an out-of-state student arrived in his class, who is more resistant to learning than most. Sam takes a liking to Lisa Fletcher and spends time with her trying to unlock her autistic demeanor.
He discovers that Lisa’s father, a research scientist, has been murdered, and Lisa feels that his own colleagues have had a hand in the killing. Lisa had been living near Las Vegas where her dad was employed at a shadowy government facility nearby called Area 51.
Through Sam’s tutelage and personal attention, Lisa does improve during the school year. However, just as she is about to graduate, her mother is also murdered, not far from the school itself. Meanwhile Sam had hooked up with a fellow teacher, Stephanie Morris, and after the mother’s killing they decide to take Lisa in to live with them. Lisa now wants to become an English teacher like Sam, and she is set to begin college in the fall.
Sam feels this is the first student he has truly helped, and so he takes his attention to her a step further. It is summer vacation, and Sam decides to visit Area 51 to see what he can find out about Richard Fletcher’s murder. To get better access to information, he takes a part-time job there. He finds Area 51 to be enshrouded in secrecy, but what he eventually comes to learn for sure is that large-scale war weapons are being produced and tested there.
Sam returns to Philadelphia, and Lisa begins her college studies, but she is kidnapped right off the street on her way back from one of her first classes. This event starts Sam and Stephanie on an odyssey they were never prepared for. They come in contact with a lethal terrorist group which Sam calls, The Masters of Disasters because that is exactly their goal—they want to create world chaos for their own ends.
Sam is shocked to find out that of the three people who run this vicious group two of them were home-grown right here in the United States. He faces these two head-on, a General and an Admiral, but then he must deal with the deadliest terrorist of them all, a female secretary for a Pennsylvania Senator. She is tiny but formidable.
This group has gotten hold of a neutron bomb, possibly with a mailing destination to Iran. Sam tries to foil that plot, but finds out rather than being a super-agent-spy, he is only an English teacher. Despite having only grammatical skills in his favor, he still pursues this group to London, Paris, and Beijing to try to stop their assassination plots.
Things then get way out of control when Stephanie falls into the hands of this terrorist group. Now for Sam the desire to stop the Masters of Disasters had become personal. He has to eventually face the dilemma of sacrificing the person he loves so he can shut down this terrorist operation.
In a thrilling climax it is Stephanie who makes the decision for Sam and accomplishes her own brand of heroics.
Teaching has never been so exciting. 

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