Editor’s Note: We’re tempted to quit working and just read this eBook today. It’s the kind of thriller that you just might not be able to put down, once you pick it up.
A thrilling read with tons of suspense and moral quandry!
Book Description: A ruthless vigilante ends homelessness by making obvious displays of the golden rule the only way for the public to feel safe. Computer tech Mark must save his own life and the terrorized city.
Author’s Inspiration: The story idea came to me after I gave money to a homeless man in Los Angeles. The guy’s response was memorable. As he accepted the money through my driver’s side window he pointed up and said, “An angel just saw you do this.” As I drove away, his odd reply got me thinking about the homeless situation in America. I wondered why altruism has never succeeded in completely resolving homelessness. Brotherly love is encouraged weekly from church pulpits across the nation and nonprofit assistance organizations do their best to chip away at the problem, yet the problem persists and grows. By the time I got home I had begun to obsess on a concept–a nagging brain-itch that would become Dire Means. If appeals to public kindness haven’t succeeded, what if terror made practicing the Golden Rule the only practical option? Would the reason for kindness matter?
This book is not a sermon and can be enjoyed by readers whether they have sympathy or criticism for homeless people. The plot satisfies both perspectives.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Any young man who plays a good terrified IT guy.
From the Book: He knew Carrie would rush to him with the self-conscious subservience that he liked. Her face would be red; she blushed for almost any reason. Complaints, compliments, or any special attention aimed her way by anyone flushed the twenty-six-year-old’s cheeks, which then drained to blotch her pale neck. Keith had developed a perverse fondness for Carrie’s blushing during her first stint as the temp in his office. In fact, it was a secret reason he had requested her by name from her agency this time. After only a few conversations with her, he had learned how to work his words like a lever that controlled her complexion—filling her face full of red before pausing to let it subside for another refill.
This book is free 3/4-3/6.
Editor’s Note: This book is completely full of mystery, suspense, intrigue, and excitement! There’s buried treasure and clues to follow in this awesome adventure.
An amazing must read for a fan of Christian Fiction!
Book Description: A loving grandfather (already in Heaven) is trying to rescue his precious granddaughter from eternal condemnation. Chock full of mystery, suspense and intrigue, intricately woven into a buried treasure chest hunt, this life-altering action and adventure story will greatly challenge you like never before, especially regarding the topic of forgiveness.
Author’s Inspiration: Divine inspiration. Nothing more. All glory goes to He who created me.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: That’s a good question, especially since most readers want to see THE PELICAN TREES made into a major motion picture. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens…
From the Book: I have to say, Shelby, and I hope you can appreciate where I am coming from; I fear you’ve become a small fraction of who you used to be. I may be dead now, but are you really alive? Or are you buried six feet under without even knowing it, alongside my lifeless carcass and your inheritance? Are you living a life of complete and total passion like you once did? Or have you, of all people, resorted to merely trudging through the motions of life? Have you ever really given much thought to these challenging questions before? If not, you really need to! One of my hopes with this great and daring adventure is that, when you finally unearth your inheritance, it will serve to revive your weary spirit.
This book is free 3/4-3/5.
Editor’s Note: This book is an awesome blend of historical mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, and is all painted with amazingly vivid descriptions of ancient Egypy!
A fun and intriguing Egyptian historical mystery- with a twist!
Book Description: Neti-Kerty is an unusual thing in ancient Egypt because her father taught her the art of embalming and preparing bodies for mummification and burial. She is familiar with biology and anatomy, and being a bright girl she grew into an apprentice for her beloved father. Her skills drew the attention of Shabaka, a Nubian police man sent by the Pharaoh to uncover the mystery behind some dodgy things going on in the busy city of Thebes.
Author’s Inspiration: I’ve always been fascinated by the mystery and magic of ancient Egypt.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Megan Fox.
From the Book: Neti-Kerty and Shabaka ascended the steps leading to Thebes’s largest Per-Nefer chambers. The high-roofed building with its impressive pillared entrance, festooned with hieroglyphics honoring the gods, was divided into a series of chambers: where individual embalmers set about their work whilst training up the next generation of embalmers.
Their entrance was greeted by the familiar smell of burning spices: the smell originating from the lamps lighting the main chamber, all being filled with a herd infused oil. The smell, although overwhelming, could not completely dispel the stench of dead bodies.
This book is free 3/2-3/3.
Editor’s Note: This mystery thriller has got some intriguing characters- definitely don’t miss it!
This is a page-turner that is just utterly beauitful and haunting.
Author’s Inspiration: I wrote a novel, SAVING BEN, in honor of my brother, the boy I worshipped, the man I could not save. It’s not a memoir, but a story about the special bond between siblings.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Dakota Fanning.
From the Book: When I first met Badger, in language school in El Paso, someone had already pinned that nickname on him. The wide face, high flat forehead and a nose so sharp it could have been fashioned from folded cardboard, made the nickname inevitable. His eyes were the clearest blue and his smile encompassed his entire face. Badger wasn’t tall; he owed his imposing presence to a stocky, muscular build. When I asked about his nickname, he said it had something to do with his disposition. I never questioned that, as I never questioned much of what he told me; his manner was as reassuring as a priest’s.
This book is free 3/2-3/3.
Editor’s Note: We love a good mafia thriller- especially a messy one like this!
This fast-paced action & adventure thriller really makes a great story!
Book Description: FBI agent Nick Bracco resorts to using his cousin Tommy to help track down a Kurdish terrorist who is destroying homes inside the United States. Tommy is in the mafia. Oops. That won’t get messy, will it?
Author’s Inspiration: When I was 16 I would work in my father’s candy store in Brooklyn and the mafia guys would hang out to take bets from the customers. I got to know most of them pretty well and decided these guys were extremely patriotic. So I wondered what would happen if terrorists came to the US to treaten our civilians and we needed to search for them without being handcuffed by the constitution. The mafia would be great assets.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Alec Baldwin
From the Book: Ray looked lost.
Nick crouched down and pulled up on Ray’s chin until their eyes were inches apart. “What did you do, Ray? Did he pay you to set us up?”
“Look, Ray, I know you’re stupid, but you don’t have to overdo it.”
This book is free 3/1-3/3.
Editor’s Note: We’re always in the mood for some globe-trotting action & adventure! This one’s sure to pack a punch.
You’re never quite sure who’s an ally or an enemy in this nail-biter!
Book Description: There’s a world-domination plot that depends on destroying much of the global food supply. This team must stop an ancient conspiracy of bio-warfare and face life-or-death challenges.
Author’s Inspiration: The threat of bio-warfare aimed at the world’s food supply is a reality. I am also a minor hostory buff with an appreciation of Alexander the Great. I wanted to write a story that combined history with the bio-terror scenario, included high-placed traitors in the US Government and gave readers an insight on Russia’s intelligence services. I also love crafting stories that take readers all over the world. Black Harvest is meant to be a realistic page turner.
This book is free 3/1-3/3.
Editor’s Note: This thriller will hold you on the edge of your seat. If you’re a parent, you’ll definitely be able to relate to the challanges these characters must face.
There are so many secrets, you just can’t put it down!
Readers who like Lisa Scottoline will like CHASING AMANDA.
Author’s Inspiration: Every parent’s worst nightmare.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Sandra Bullock
From the Book: Molly bent her lean body at the waist one last time to loosen her hips, pulling her head almost between her shins, her long, auburn ponytail flipped toward the ground. A faint clicking sound caught her attention, and she let her gaze move in its direction, but from her upside-down view, she couldn’t see anything out of the ordinary. She turned and faced the aged white clapboard church which loomed behind her. Molly shielded her eyes from the bright sun and watched a blue bird whisk by. Blue bird, blue bird, fly away home. Your wings are signs of peace for none.
This book is free 2/28-3/1.
Editor’s Note: Part memoir and part thriller, this book is perfect for baby boomers and great fun for everyone else!
I got so absorbed in this story that I just couldn’t put it down!
Book Description: Laila Levin just doesn’t feel like she belongs. When past secrets are stirred up, she’s transported to 1969 and all of it’s temptations. Her choices might endager her survival and conscience, but she finds out the importance of staying true to yourself.
Author’s Inspiration: This is a great question. I’m at an age when I’ve begun reflecting on different periods of my life and examining what I’ve learned from them. For me, the late sixties was an aberration from the rest of my relatively conservative lifestyle. I wasn’t near as naïve or crazy as Laila, but I was a quintessential hippie, feminist, and anti-war protestor. Evidently, the novel has struck a cord with other baby boomers thinking about the same things.
This book is free 2/28-3/4.
Editor’s Note: This is an exciting Christian Suspense book that’s great for people interested in Christianity and love thrillers!
A fascinating story of modern miracles!
Book Description: Solomon’s Porch is a twenty-first-century morality tale rooted in an ancient faith. Solomon’s Porch cries out for Christian unity, for the gathering of God’s people in one holy church, and for the removal of barriers between believers.
Author’s Inspiration: Completely lost, a “spiritually destitute atheist”, that is how Wid Bastian describes himself in November 2002. “I had hit rock bottom. There was nothing left.” He was facing a bleak future, prison time was a certainty. Only forty two, Wid’s life seemed over -a once brilliant future devastated by his foolishness and sin.
“The last thing I was consciously seeking was God,” Wid admits. “He called, as He does to all of us. I was finally humbled enough to listen.”
For reasons he did not understand at the time, Wid felt a “physical presence, a tugging” and was compelled to pray in a circle with a few other inmates several days after his arrest. “I was literally overwhelmed by the power of God. Instantly I knew, I was aware on a level beyond my senses, outside of emotion and rational reasoning, that Jesus Christ is real, that He lives. “The tomb is empty” kept repeating in my head, over and over.”
A few weeks after his conversion experience, Wid met Deacon Lainis who was conducting a Bible study at the jail. “I was drawn to Harry. I knew that God had sent this man to help me, to be my guide.” For the next three years, as Wid Bastian struggled through a contentious sentencing process, Deacon Harry ministered to Wid, teaching and counseling him in the tradition of Greek Orthodox Christianity.
“Harry made a special efort to visit me on Saturdays. He was a light in a dark place. A true friend.”
It was during this time that Wid Bastian penned Solomon’s Porch. “The book wrote itself. I felt like more of a scribe than an author. The Holy Spirit guided my hand.”
Solomon’s Porch is a novel about God acting boldly and directly through unlikely messengers..
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: I would!
From the Book: Of all of the places in all of the world, this was the last one Peter Carson ever expected to call home. He came from a good family, and had been blessed with a privileged upbringing and a pampered lifestyle, but all that was history. Now he was stuck here in this purgatory, in the sweltering July heat of South Carolina, methodically mowing the grass at a federal prison camp. Once he traded futures and options and managed millions of dollars. Now all he had to exchange was his pint of milk for an extra cookie at chow. It was nearly as depressing as it was humiliating.
This book is free on 2/28.