Editor’s Note: We had to sleep with the lights on after reading this series – but it was so worth it!
Very interesting, well written, and fun series. I would absolutely read anything else by this author.
Those who enjoy Stephen King, James Patterson, and Stieg Larsson will enjoy the REBEKKA FRANCK SERIES.
Author’s Inspiration: All the books in this series are inspired by well-known horror movies. The first book in the series is inspired by ‘Nightmare on Elm street’, the second is inspired by ‘Psycho’ and the third ‘The Exorcist’.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Brad Pitt. Even if it’s a female main character, it doesn’t matter. Brad Pitt could pull it off.
From the Book: Kenneth Juhlersen was indeed having a very bad day and when he went into the bathroom of room 445 and saw the blood smeared on the frosted glass in the shower, he knew it was about to get much worse.
This book is free 4/20-4/24.
Editor’s Note: This intense chilling tale will have you sleeping with the lights on!
The story captured me immediately and kept me turning the pages.
Book Description: A serial killer stalking on one of his “runarounds” has come to rural south Georgia. Expert , like any predator, at selecting the weak and vulnerable he identifies young Lyn as his next victim. The hunt is on as George Mackey and his GBI counterparts track the killer across the Georgia landscape. The only question is, will the find him in time?
Fans of James Patterson, Elmore Leonard, and John Grisham will like EYES OF THE PREDATOR : THE PICKHAM COUNTY MURDERS.
Author’s Inspiration: The Hunters Series deals with the various motivations for murder. ‘Eyes of the Predator’ focuses on the predatory nature of serial killers and the psychology of predator and prey. The seed for the book was planted when I was fourteen years old by the abduction of a young newlywed at a local mall in 1965 Atlanta. Subsequently, I became a police officer in the Atlanta area and was exposed in a very real way to the victims of various types of abuse, as well as the abusers.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Billy Bob Thornton as Leyland Torkman. Kevin Costner as George Mackey.
From the Book: He waited patiently, a lion in the grass at the edge of the herd. The herd grazed and moved around him and copulated and birthed and played and fought, and was completely unaware of his presence.
When the moment came, he would spring into relentless, merciless, brutal action. He would be filled. For his prey, it would be terrible.
This book is free 4/19-4/22.
Editor’s Note: A thrilling adventure for a street-smart priest who discovers an unknown past had us racing to finish this book!
This was an entertaining page-turner for me!
Book Description: A murder and a 1,200 year old church relic set Father Michael Romano on a search for the truth—about his personal beliefs and his past. His quest to discover the reason for his friend’s death leads him to an ancient story of forgeries and an epic history of medieval war to control the church. Some would rule for their own ambition, and others for the sake of the people. Still, there are those who would commit any wickedness to ensure the secrets are never told.
Those who enjoyed n the Name of the Rose, The Blood Gospel, and The Da Vinci Code will enjoy THE PSALTER.
Author’s Inspiration: The seed for The Psalter likely began in Junior High School sitting at lunch every day with a pretty young girl arguing about religion. Those debates made me wonder who hid the ancient scrolls and why. That girl is now my wife and our debates have become lively discussions for the thirty-four years of our delightful marriage. In High School, I was an exchange student in France and heard about a medieval forgery, likely created in a monastery north of Paris, in Corbie, not far from Amiens. I read the research over the years, and realized how dramatically it shifted church supremacy, in a dramatic power play that changed the western world forever. It was that religio-political fight I wanted to write about.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Gerard Butler or Hugh Jackman.
From the Book: Mike Romano slipped into the confessional. The screen behind the lattice grill slid open. “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.”
“For the love of God, Romano, not again.”
“Will you hear my confession, Father?”
“What do you mean?”
“I mean you haven’t sinned. You didn’t sin yesterday or the day before, last week or last month, and you haven’t sinned today.”
“How do you know?
“I’m playing the odds.”
“I need absolution.”
“No, you don’t. You need some fun. Go have a beer, see a movie, take in a comedy show. Do some damn thing that’ll make you laugh.”
“It’s your job. You have to do it.”
“Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! I absolve you from your imaginary sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. Get lost.”
“That’s not right. It’s not the whole thing.”
The priest slammed the sliding screen shut.
This book is free 4/18-4/19.
Editor’s Note: THE TOWER OF BABEL is part political thriller, part apocrypha, part Little Shop of Horrors, and all of an excellent read!
Quite a literary triumph in my opinion!
Book Description: Austin Feckidee is just trying to make it as a sculptor. He’s NOT trying to get back together with Stella, his old never-quite flame who insisted on changing the world; and he’s NOT taking up her insane, grandiose vision again. Really, he’s not…
Those who enjoyed That Hideous Strengt, A Wrinkle in Time, and Idoru will enjoy THE TOWER OF BABEL.
Author’s Inspiration: College, and the resultant exposure to the tree-hugging side of things, got me thinking about the battle between man’s mechanized world and our planet’s organic processes. I started fantasizing about a world in which a malevolent vine destroyed a modern-day skyscraper called the Tower of Babel. Once the symbolism was in place, the tension of the story flowed naturally, as I have always felt angry when I see Nature destroyed to make way for another shopping mall.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Joaquin Phoenix
From the Book: Stella led Austin to the narthex and the front of the church. Dark faux paneling and shadowy coats on hangers repelled the light that poured in through the great oaken double doors. A world of white sunshine blazed out there, excluded from the dark church, chiseling Stella’s potted plants in black silhouette.
“I like seeing the green reclaiming this place.” She watered the plants patiently. “Even stained glass windows don’t last forever. It just goes to show you that divinity is looking elsewhere.”
“How do we get it to look here again?”
She frowned at him. “That’s not what I meant.”
This book is free 4/18-4/20.
Editor’s Note: TAKING THE HIGHWAY is an exciting novel that crosses several genres. So, if you are looking for that unique mystery and crime novel with some science fiction thrown in, check this one out!
Good ideas, mystery, human interest, a romance that didn’t make me nauseous and action, action, action!
Book Description: Andre LaCroix moonlights as a fourth. All other times, he’s a Detroit cop. When someone starts to kill fourths, Andre pushes to be involved – and what follows is a race to find those responsible before Detroit is brought to its knees.
For readers looking for something with a bit J.D. Robb, a bit Harlan Coben, with a William Gibson-like glimpse into the near-future and the fast pace of the “Die Hard” movies, TAKING THE HIGHWAY is worth the read.
Author’s Inspiration: Set in the same near-future Detroit as the author’s other novels, (The Caline Conspiracy and Fate’s Mirror), this stand-alone novel features new characters and new problems. Inspired by Detroit’s ghost-town neighborhoods and a proposal to shrink the city’s borders, we imagined a newly prosperous Detroit, but one where the prosperity came at a high human cost.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: John Cusack
This book is free 4/17-4/19.