This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingOnce Upon a Winter’s HeartCenter Street (January 7, 2014)byMelody Carlson
Category: Book Spotlights
Title: Stronger Than the Rest Author: Shirleen Davies Published: January 13th, 2014 Word Count: approx. 68,000 Genre: Western Historical Romance Content Warning: Mild Sexual Content Recommended Age: 18+ “Smart, tough, and capable, the MacLarens protect their own no matter the odds. Set against America’s rugged frontier, the stories of the men from Fire Mountain are complex, fast-paced, and a must read for anyone who enjoys non-stop action and romance.” Drew MacLaren is focused and strong. He has achieved all of his goals except one—to return to the MacLaren ranch and build the best horse breeding program in the west. His successful career as an attorney is about to give way to his ranching roots when a bullet changes everything. Tess Taylor is the quiet, serious daughter of a Colorado ranch family with dreams of her own. Her shy nature keeps her from developing friendships outside of her close-knit family until Drew enters her life. Their relationship grows. Then a bullet, meant for another, leaves him paralyzed and determined to distance himself from the one woman he’s come to love. Convinced he is no longer the man Tess needs, Drew focuses on regaining the use of his legs and recapturing a… Read more »
Title: Apocalipstick Author: Lisa Acerbo Published: August 1st, 2013 Publisher: Eternal Press Word Count: 67,000 Genre: Horror Paranormal Romance Content Warning: Contains non-graphic zombie gore Recommended Age: 15+ Jenna should be having the time of her life at college. Instead, her only desire is survival. She lives in a world gone insane after a virus kills most of the population. Being alive after the apocalypse is bad, but when the undead return, hungry for humans, times turn darker. For Jenna and a small group of survivors, the goal is to reach the High Point Inn. At the inn, Jenna develops feelings for Caleb, who, while exotic and intoxicating, is not quite human. Will this new utopia last? Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
His Molly Gets Her Man Julie Rowe January 27,2014 163 Pages Purchase: Amazon RBM’s Disclaimer When flaky Las Vegas hairdresser Molly McLaren overhears hears a Russian hit man planning to kill a US congressman and take out Hoover Dam in the process, she becomes a target for murder. Now, on the run from the assassin and a dirty cop, she winds up in an eighteen wheeler with an ex-cop sporting a bum leg, a bad attitude, and a body built for loving. Grey Wilson just wanted to be left alone. No more Las Vegas. No more casinos. And no more floozy women like the one his best friend sent him to pick up on the side of the road. She talks fast, but her endless curves and sensuous nature make him want to slow down. Which is not in the cards. Grey knows he needs to unload his excess baggage. And quick. But when someone tries to kill the Vegas beauty, Molly captures his heart with her backbone of steel, and brains to boot. Now in order to grasp the future that had once seemed impossible, Molly and Grey need to keep Hoover Dam, the congressman, and their… Read more »
This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingGabriel’s BrideB&H Books (February 1, 2014)byAmy Lillard
Title: Killer Image Author: Wendy Tyson Publisher: Henery Press Pages: 324 Language: English Genre: Mystery/Psychological Thriller Format: Paperback ($14.96) & eBook ($2.99) Purchase at AMAZON As Philadelphia’s premier image consultant, Allison Campbell helps others reinvent themselves, but her most successful transformation was her own after a scandal nearly ruined her. Now she moves in a world of powerful executives, wealthy, eccentric ex-wives and twisted ethics. When Allison’s latest Main Line client, the fifteen-year-old Goth daughter of a White House hopeful, is accused of the ritualistic murder of a local divorce attorney, Allison fights to prove her client’s innocence when no one else will. But unraveling the truth brings specters from her own past. And in a place where image is everything, the ability to distinguish what’s real from the facade may be the only thing that keeps Allison alive.
Warrior’s Moon Medieval Historical Romance by Jaclyn M. Hawkes Never in all the kingdom has there been a more brave and protective champion. Nor such a loyal and capable maiden. And they loved each other desperately. But is their love strong enough to withstand all their dark age holds—danger, feudalism, disease, and unfair oppression? Yes, they truly loved each other desperately. They loved their kingdom more.
A Bullet For Carlos Giacomo Giammatteo Inferno Publishing October,2012 421 Pages Purchase: Amazon RBM’s Disclaimer Detective Connie Giannelli’s life has been torn apart several times. First when her mother died and then years later when she found out her Uncle Dominic was in the mob. Her life is about to be shredded again, and this time it could destroy her. Connie’s love of family and her badge are both threatened when an undercover drug bust leaves two cops dead and the drugs missing. Internal Affairs is looking for any excuse to take her badge, but she’s not worried about them finding the missing drugs—her secrets could prove to be far worse. Now Connie’s racing against the clock to figure out who killed her partners and took the drugs—dirty cops or Uncle Dominic’s friends. And she has to do it before IA pins the whole damn thing on her. EXCERPT: A Bullet for Carlos BLOOD FLOWS SOUTH: BOOK I a novel by Giacomo Giammatteo La famiglia è tutto Family is everything Dominic Mangini Chapter 1 A Present for Maria Brooklyn, New York—Winter 1982 Zeppe Mangini paced the busy sidewalk while nursing a cappuccino. He felt it was a sure sign that… Read more »
Dangerous Deception Cindy McDonald Acorn Book Services Nov 1st,2012 235 Pages Purchase: Amazon RBM’s Disclaimer Vic Deveaux’s glory days as a winning jockey have ended, but he refuses to accept that pile of horse hockey! When the West family asks Vic to take an easier position at their Thoroughbred farm, Westwood, he becomes enraged and teams up with two greedy stable hands in a scheme to kidnap the youngest son, Shane. Things turn ugly when Vic discovers that his new-found friends have murder on their minds. Suddenly Vic finds himself between a rock and a hard place. He has betrayed his good friend, Eric West, but will he participate in his son’s murder as well? Not content to sit at home and wait for her men to bring her brother home, Kate West convinces homicide detective, Carl Lugowski, to check out a hunch at an old abandoned mansion. Soon they’re trapped in a hornet’s nest of a notorious biker gang. Oh yeah, Vic’s deception has placed the West family in more danger than they know what to do with! EXCERPT: The fading sunlight seeped through the curtains, shimmering over the silky white Persian cat, Stella, sleeping on the window sill…. Read more »
Pandora’s Temple Jon Land Open Road Integrated Media Nov 20th,2012 390 Pages Purchase: Amazon RBM’s Disclaimer What if Pandora’s box was real. That’s the question facing Former Special Forces commando and rogue agent Blaine McCracken who returns from a 15-year absence from the page in his tenth adventure. McCracken has never been shy about answering the call, and this time it comes in the aftermath of deepwater oilrig disaster that claims the life of a one-time mem-ber of his commando unit. The remnants of the rig and its missing crew lead him to the inescapable conclusion that one of the most mysterious and deadly forces in the Universe is to blame—dark matter, both a limitless source of potential energy and a weapon with unimaginable destructive capabilities. Joining forces again with his trusty sidekick Johnny Wareagle, McCracken races to stop both an all-powerful energy magnate and the leader of a Japanese dooms-day cult from finding the dark matter they seek for entirely different, yet equally dangerous, reasons. Ultimately, that race will take him not only across the world, but also across time and history to the birth of an ancient legend that may not have been a legend at all. The… Read more »