Tuesday, April 10, 2018

From My TBR Pile: Due Date by Nancy Woods

I'm thinking I picked this up as a Kindle freebie one day. It is currently offered for $3.99.



Surrogate mother Shelby McDougall just fell for the biggest con of all—a scam that risks her life and the lives of her unborn twins.

Shelby McDougall, recent college graduate, is facing a mountain of student debt and carting a burden she'd like to exorcise. A Rolling Stone ad for a surrogate mother offers her a way to erase the loans and right her karmic place in the cosmos. Within a month, she's signed a contract with intended parents Jackson and Diane Entwistle, relocated to Santa Cruz, California, and started fertility treatments.

But Jackson and Diane have their own secret agenda, one that has nothing to do with diapers and lullabies. With her due date looming and the clues piling up, Shelby must save herself and her twins, and outwit those who wish her ill... She learns the real meaning of the word “family.”


File Size: 721 KB
Print Length: 458 pages
Publisher: Solstice Publishing (May 28, 2012)
Publication Date: May 28, 2012
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B00876174M

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Upcoming Christian Suspense: Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl


U.S. Marshal Casey Quinn is tasked with escorting a reporter to testify before a grand jury regarding a missing environmentalist. At first, the assignment seems routine. But when it becomes dangerously clear that theres more to the story than anyone knows, Casey and two other marshalsone a man from her pastwill have to do whatever it takes to survive.

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (April 17, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764231421
ISBN-13: 978-0764231421


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Friday, March 30, 2018

Book Spotlight: Act of Revenge by Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice



Act of Revenge

by Dale Brown

on Tour March 19-31, 2018





Synopsis:


Act of Revenge by Dale Brown


When terrorists attack Boston, Louis Massina races against time to save the city with a high-tech counteroffensive . . .


On Easter Sunday morning, the city of Boston is struck by a widespread and coordinated series of terrorist attacks: an explosion in the T, a suicide bomber at Back Bay Police Station, and heavily armed gunmen taking hostages at the Patriot Hotel.

For robotics innovator Louis Massina, aka the Puppet Master, this is far more personal than a savage act of political terrorism. Boston is his city—and one of his employees, Chelsea Goodman, is among the hostages facing certain death. As Chelsea fights from the inside, Massina leads his team of tech geniuses at Smart Metal to deploy every bot, drone, and cyber weapon at their disposal to defeat the fanatics and save his city and friend.

That's step one. Step two: Find the twisted mastermind behind the attacks and make him pay.
Book Details:

Genre: Thriller

Published by: William Morrow

Publication Date: January 30th 2018

Number of Pages: 528

ISBN: 0062411322 (ISBN13: 9780062411327)

Series: Puppet Master #2

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Read an excerpt:



Flash forward



Boston, Easter Sunday High noon


Louis Massina paced back and forth in the small high-security area, worried, anxious, and angry. But most of all, impotent. Boston was under attack.


The lives of dozens, maybe hundreds, of his friends were directly threatened. One of his closest employees, a young woman with tremendous promise, was among the hostages. Maybe even dead.


And all he could do, for all his money, for all his inventions—his robots, his drones, his computers, his software—was walk back and forth, trying desperately to suppress what could not be suppressed.


Anger. Rage. The enemy of reason, yet the core of his being, at least at this moment. There were other alternatives. Prayer, for one. Prayer is impotence. Prayer is surrender.


The nuns who taught him would slap his face for thinking that. They held the exact opposite: Prayer was strength, tenfold. But while in many ways Massina was a man of faith, he had never been much given to prayer. In his mind, actions spoke more effectively than words.


Prayers were all well and good, but they worked—if they worked at all—on a realm other than human. And the action needed now was completely human. Not even the Devil himself could have concocted the evil his city faced.


Light flashed in the center of the far-right monitor.


“They’re going in,” said the operator watching the hotel where Massina’s employee had been taken hostage. The light had come from a small explosion at the side of the building. “They’re going in.”


Almost in spite of himself, Massina started to pray.


Two hours earlier



Boston, Massachusetts Easter Sunday morning


There were few better hotels in Boston than the Patriot Hotel if you wanted to soak up the city’s history: city hall was practically next door, Faneuil five minutes away. You could catch a trolley for the Old Town tour a block or two down the street. Bunker Hill was a hike, but then the British had found that out as well. The rooms were expensive—twice what they would go for at similarly appointed hotels nearby—but money had never been a major concern for Victoria Goodman, Chelsea Goodman’s favorite aunt. Victoria had gotten a job as a secretary for Microsoft very soon after it started, and when she cashed out her stock in the early 1990s, invested in real estate in and around San Francisco, most notably Palo Alto and Menlo Park—the future homes of Facebook and Google. Victoria had that kind of luck.


Despite her luck, and her money, Victoria was especially easygoing, self-assured yet casual. She met Chelsea in the hotel lobby wearing a blue-floral draped dress that showed off toned upper arms and legs that remained trim and shapely despite the fact that she had recently passed sixty.


“Just on time,” declared Victoria, folding Chelsea to her chest. “I hope you’re hungry.”


“I wouldn’t mind breakfast,” answered Chelsea.


“How far did you run this morning?”


“It’s not the distance, it’s the attitude,” replied Victoria. “Only five miles. But it felt wonderful. It’s so marvelous running through the city.”


“You’ll have to try for the Marathon.”


“Those days are gone, dear,” said Victoria lightly. “I’d never qualify. But thank you for the thought. You didn’t bring your young friend?”


“We’ll meet her at the Aquarium,” Chelsea said. “She had to go to church with her dad.”


“Well, it is Easter.”


“Actually, they’re Russian Orthodox, so it’s Palm Sunday. He’s a single father, and lately he’s been trying to instill religion in her.”


Chelsea followed Victoria across the paneled lobby to the restaurant entrance, where a maĆ®tre d’ greeted them with a nod. He had a fresh white rose in his lapel and the manner of someone who’d been looking forward to this encounter the entire morning. He showed the two women to a seat at the far end of the room, then asked if they would care for something to drink while they looked at the menus.


“Mimosas,” said Victoria. “And coffee.”


“Mimosas?” asked Chelsea.


“Why not? You don’t have to work today, and champagne always puts me in the mood for sightseeing.”


Chelsea was just about to ask how exactly that worked when a loud crack shook the room. The metallic snap was followed by two more, each louder than the other. The noise was unfamiliar to most of the people in the restaurant, but Chelsea had lately had a singular experience that not only made the sound familiar, but warned her subconscious that there was great danger nearby.


She leaped up from her seat, and before her aunt could respond, had grabbed her and pushed her to the floor.


“Someone is shooting!” Chelsea told Victoria as the crack of a fresh round of bullets echoed against the deep wood panels of the room. “We have to get out of here!”


***


Excerpt from Act of Revenge by Dale Brown. Copyright © 2018 by Dale Brown. Reproduced with permission from William Morrow. All rights reserved.




Author Bio:


Dale Brown


Dale Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, from Flight of the Old Dog (1987) in 1987, to, most recently, Iron Wolf (2015). A former U.S. Air Force captain, he can often be found flying his own plane over the skies of Nevada. Jim DeFelice is the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper. DeFelice is the author of Omar Bradley: General at War, the first in-depth critical biography of America’s last five-star general. He also writes a number of acclaimed military thrillers, including the Rogue Warrior series from Richard Marcinko, founder of SEAL Team 6, and the novels in the Dreamland series with Dale Brown.


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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Free Mystery Short Story for Kindle: Burden Street by Kevin Hopson



Private investigators Jacob Schmidt and Dinah Peterson have handled cases ranging from the mundane to the bizarre. When a couple’s teenage daughter starts to exhibit unusual behavior by sneaking out late at night, it concerns them enough to request Jacob and Dinah’s help. However, what appears to be a straightforward case of “kids being kids” turns out to be something none of them anticipated.

File Size: 2161 KB
Print Length: 27 pages
Publication Date: January 9, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B077SVVL9R


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Friday, March 23, 2018

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Lie to Her by Mehrisa Mex


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Mehrisa Mex will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Despite years of treatment, twenty-one year old Lydia still struggles with trauma from being attacked as a teenager. House-bound with anxieties and haunted by ghostly visions, she soon comes to suspect her psychiatrist husband, Myles, of sabotaging her recovery.

Her pursuit of the truth uncovers secrets more terrible than she ever imagined and it soon becomes clear that nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted – not even herself.

Read an Excerpt:



Lydia sprinted out of the lounge, through the kitchen-dining room, out onto the back patio and down onto the grass in her socked feet. Her heart felt like it had multiplied in her chest and was hammering along with all its replicas out of sync. When she turned back to the face the house, she saw the girl standing in the upstairs window, looking down at her. A second later, she was gone.

She had left her cell phone and everything else inside. She had nothing to protect herself with, so she hurried to the tool shed near the garage to look for her gardening shears. When she couldn't find them, she grabbed the garden rake instead and headed to the gate with it.

When she got there, she undid the latch and threw the gate open. But she had only taken a few steps into the road outside when she felt a sudden vertigo descend on her. Various planes of her vision shifted and an icy-sharpness cut across the surface of her skin. She staggered back to the gate and inside the compound of the house.

It took her some time before she could stand up straight. She looked back at the house with dread. The irony of her situation was not lost on her – that she could no sooner go inside feeling this way than she could leave the perimeter of the house without risking another kind of panic attack. She was pitifully stranded.

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About the Author: Mehrisa Mex writes mystery-thrillers, neo-noir and international crime. She often appears in her own imagination lit in the chiaroscuro style of film noir and narrating thoughts to herself in moody, hard-boiled tones. 

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