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The Price of Safety
By 2047, no crime in America goes unsolved. No wrongdoing goes unseen.
When Dray Quintero learns his nineteen-year-old daughter Raven committed a heinous act, he covers it up to save her life. This pits him against the police he’s respected since he was a child and places him in the crosshairs of Kieran, a ruthless federal Agent. To survive, Dray must overcome the surveillance system he helped build and the technology implanted in people’s heads, for everyone has a microcomputer in their brain and computer-screen lenses in their eyes.
Forced to turn to a domestic terrorist group to protect his family—as they’re the only ones willing to fight the government—Dray tries to resist joining their cause but can’t avoid it, for his adversaries have a level of control he’s unable to escape. That no one can.
Hunted and betrayed, with time running out, Dray must choose between saving Raven and dismantling the near-perfect society he helped create.
by Author Michael Bland
So began the journey of Callie McGraw, a hyper-focused, overachieving New York City lawyer with an ongoing passion for The Sun Also Rises. Being in-between jobs, she began packing her bags for Spain’s sun-kissed streets that same night.
Starting in Barcelona, Callie embarks on a six-month escapade of a lifetime, a whirlwind of Spanish food, wine, art, and dancing, with a revolving cast of new friends and lovers keeping her company in each new locale.
Callie’s next cocktail is never far away, but Hemingway knows her secrets, the demons that plague her deep-down. With each mysterious call and each enigmatic clue, Hemingway challenges her to open herself to laughter, passion, and love. Ultimately, he defies Callie to face her nightmares and embrace life on her own terms.
by Author Ken Dortzbach
From Tiffanie DeBartolo, author of God Shaped Hole, How to Kill a Rock Star, and Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story, comes Sorrow, a poignant story about friendship and love, art and music, and how these pursuits can save us from ourselves.
Joe Harper has backpedaled throughout his life. A once-promising guitar prodigy, he\’s been living without direction since abandoning his musical dreams. Now into his thirties, having retreated from every opportunity he\’s had to level up, he has lost his family, his best friend, and his own self-respect.
But Joe finds an unlikely path to redemption when he starts working as a carpenter for the bohemian conceptual artist October Danko. The job returns him to his hometown, loaded with bittersweet reminders of his former life, in the shadows of his beloved redwood trees. As Joe\’s relationship with October develops, he yearns to take a daring step toward a bold future, but struggles to escape the craven decisions of his past.
Sorrow is a stunning, moving novel that explores masculinity and suspended adolescence, all the while begging the questions: Can courage be learned? And is it ever too late to follow your heart?
by Author Tiffanie DeBartolo
The Ninja’s Blade
Lily Wong—a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja—has more trouble than she was bargaining for when controlling grandparents arrive in Los Angeles from Hong Kong at the same time she goes undercover in the dangerous world of youth sex trafficking. As she hunts for a kidnapped prostitution victim, a missing high school girl, and a sociopathic trafficker, the surviving members of a murderous street gang hunt for her. Life would be easier if Lily knew who to trust. But when victims are villains, villains are victims, and even family is plotting against her, easy is not an option. All Lily can do is follow the trail wherever it leads: through a high school campus polarized by racial tension or the secret back rooms of a barber/tattoo/brothel or the soul-crushing stretch of Long Beach Boulevard known as The Blade. She relies on her ninja skills to deceive and infiltrate, rescue and kill—whatever is necessary to free the girls from their literal and figurative slavery. If only those same skills could keep Lily’s conniving grandparents from hijacking her future.
by Author Tori Eldridge
Two women’s husbands are murdered on the same night in the same way–and their investigation uncovers a terrifying connection.
Two men from vastly different backgrounds are murdered one after another on the same night, in the same fashion with two bullet wounds: one in the head, another in the heart. The two slayings send their wives on a desperate search for answers–and a desperate attempt to save their families’ lives.
Grief takes a heavy toll on northern Virginia freelance editor Deb Linh Thomas when she learns of her husband’s murder. And utter dismay sets in when, just a week after the funeral, she discovers that he had been the subject of an FBI investigation after withdrawing a large sum of money from their shared accounts.
Elsewhere, Baltimore bartender Cessy Castillo is less bereft when her abusive husband, ex-cop Hector Ramirez, is killed. But it turns out that he was deep in hock–and now Cessy’s expected to pay up.
Deb and the FBI agent assigned to her case start digging into her husband’s murder and learn that he had been the target of criminals. As Deb and Cessy join forces to learn the truth, their investigation reveals an ever-darker web of clues, but if they’re not careful, they may just end up like their husbands.
by Author E.A. Barres
The Soft Whisper of Roses
Every blended family has its problems, but how do you build a future when the past won’t let go?
Rebecca Townsend has only been married six months and already doubts Gary’s promise of “till death do us part.” Betrayed by her first husband, she’s trying her hardest to get it right this time. But when her new husband’s unresolved family issues resurface, she’s afraid she and her son will be abandoned once again.
Just when Gary thought he’d found happiness with a woman who truly understood him, the death of his first wife blindsides him with unanticipated grief and guilt. After years of letting his career get in the way of being the husband and father he should’ve been, he must now live up to his new wife’s expectations while attempting to fit his resentful teenage daughter into the mix.
But high-pressure careers don’t leave much time for stopping to smell the roses, and this family is almost out of time. A radical plan conceived by Gary’s ex-wife before her death risks tearing them all apart…or will it finally bring them together as the family God meant them to be?
by Author Myra Johnson
Optics: A Novel About Women and Work and Midlife Muddles
Nobody prepared Kris Wright and her friends for the toughest trial of adulthood: unemployment after age fifty. All her life, Kris assumed that working hard and doing the right thing would ensure a full and satisfying career. When she unexpectedly loses her job, she’s forced to reexamine those assumptions, reinvent herself, and regain control of her identity. In this tightly written coming-of-middle-age novel set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, female friendships and changing family dynamics provide the backdrop for a second act no one—least of all Kris—anticipated. While providing a cautionary tale about the perils facing midlife women in the job market, this feel-good reinvention novel serves up realism with a side of humor and a sliver of revenge.
by Author Gail Reitenbach
Heard Amid the Guns: True Stories from the Western Front, 1914-1918
A rich and varied tapestry of the First World War, highlighting the personal stories of over 150 men and women from across North America who served overseas.
After receiving a bundle of worn letters written by her late grandfather George “Black Jack” Vowel during the First World War, journalist Jacqueline Carmichael became fascinated with the daily realities and personal stories of those who had lived through that pivotal and harrowing period in history. Reaching beyond the battlefield descriptions found in most history books, Carmichael presents unforgettable accounts filled with drama, hope, and heartbreak culled from journals and letters of Allied soldiers and nurses.
From tales of men “shot at dawn” under charges of desertion or cowardice, to women cross-dressing to get into battle, to a legislator whose PTSD-induced death was barely acknowledged by his nation for nearly a century, Heard Amid the Guns reflects the human face of war. Featuring profiles of people from across North America, this book is a touching tribute illustrated throughout by WWI-era photos, postcards, documents, and the author’s contemporary photos from battlefield sites and monuments.
by Author Jacqueline Larson Carmichael
Nine Tenths of the Law
Two sisters, their mother, and a Nazi thief. In 1939, an heirloom enameled menorah was grabbed from the hands of its young Jewish owner. Too beautiful to kill, Aurora was singled out by the SS for “special duties.” Eighty years later, Aurora’s daughters discover the family menorah in a New York museum. Haunted by their mother’s memories, the sisters scheme to get it back—but the quest takes a lethal turn when the menorah disappears, leaving a trail of murder and mayhem behind it. Aurora’s memories are very much alive…and now her secrets can bind the sisters together, or tear them apart.
by Author Claudia H. Long
A Good Girl, How We Came to Be, Sisters of the Undertow
I am a traditionally published author of Upmarket Fiction. In all three of my novels, I have explored what connects humans, despite geography, race, or religion. It is the need to love and be loved. These theme is illustrated in family relationships, self discovery, and acceptance of others.
by Author Johnnie Bernhard
The Disharmony of Silence
In her desperate quest for family, Carolyn Lee, fitness trainer and amateur photographer, is determined, against all advice, to reveal a shocking eighty-four-year-old secret that she has uncovered. It has the potential to tear lives apart, or to bring her the closeness and comfort she longs for. It all depends on how she handles it.
by Author Linda Rosen
After Aida is the story of Irene’s Journey from her struggle as a victim to a caring self-assured woman sharing her talents with those less fortunate.
Meet Irene, an attractive and talented pianist with a burning desire to help others. Rising against the whiplash of her husband’s crushing abuse, Irene escapes. Leaving behind an affluent lifestyle, she finds refuge on her friend’s couch. Her musical skills bring her in touch with the handsome guitarist Kevin. A romantic relationship develops but is brought to a screeching halt by the lies and deceit of others. Irene’s good intentions are tested and like the heroine Aida, Irene is challenged as she struggles to do the right thing.
by Author Bunny Shulman
The Outbreak of A Monstrous Infection
A monstrous infection is spreading worldwide, is it a deadly infection of a deadly virus. Is this a simple infection or a deliberate attempt to ruin the human population, or bio-terrorism? What is this global infection and who is spreading this deadly virus? A sizzling science-fiction story, where a crime is investigated by the FBI in collaboration with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of India. Royalty meets beauty queen in India. Someone is trying to ruin the human population. Will the suspect be caught and punished for the crimes he/she has committed. You will be glued to reading it in one setting. When this book was written and published there was no trace of Coronavirus but what is happening today, according to that it is a very timely story. CDC was involved in testing the samples.
‘” The FBI AND CBI immediately had their warrant ready—”
”Dr. Indu Mehra was found dead in a hotel in Dubai—”
“Many of the people infected with the mysterious illness—”
by Author Afshan Naheed Hashmi
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