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LIES WE NEVER SEE: From Amazon #1 author of THE SEASONS OF THE EMMALEEâ?¦ a gripping tale of betrayal and murder across the generations. (A Hanna Walsh and Alex Frank Low Country Mystery Thriller)

by Michael Lindley

Her husband is found murdered and they’ve taken her son. A ruthless stranger thinks she has millions in stolen money and there’s nothing he won’t do to get it back.

Amazon Reviews

“The characters are enchanting. I loved them all.”
“Hard to put downâ?¦ another compelling story.”
“â?¦ loved reading every word of it.”
“â?¦ a thoroughly enjoyable read.”
“â?¦ suspenseful to the end.”

Hanna Walsh’s husband is found murdered in Charleston, South Carolina. His failed land deal leaves her family and finances in ruins. The FBI thinks she knows more than she’s letting on and a dangerous crime family thinks she’s hiding several million dollars they want back.

An old letter and journal found in the attic of the family’s beach house on Pawleys Island reveals her distant grandmother, who owned the same house as a young widow during the Civil War, suffered a similar path of emotional loss, crushing betrayal and financial hardship.

Her grandmother’s story chronicles the tragic loss of her husband in a senseless battle fought weeks after the war had ended and a mysterious stranger who has returned to tell of her husband’s needless death.

Hanna finds their hopes for deliverance both depend on those they still hold close, but betrayal and ultimate salvation come in many unexpected forms.

Michael Lindley’s new fourth novel continues his tales of love and life struggles with parallel storylines set in both present-day and compelling historical contexts. His first novel, THE SEASONS OF THE EMMALEE has been an Amazon Kindle #1 selection for Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense, as well as Women’s Fiction.

If you love historical fiction blended with a modern-day story of lost love, mystery and suspense, and a timeless setting in the Low Country of South Carolina, discover LIES WE NEVER SEE today!

Praise and Five Stars for Michael Lindley novelsâ?¦

“â?¦ Lindley is a masterful storyteller, effortlessly moving between past and present.”
“â?¦ his work reads elegantly and is artfully crafted.”
“â?¦ beautifully merges storylines of then and now.”
“â?¦ a rising talent.”



Lumpers, Longnecks, and One-Eyed Jacks: A 70s Recipe for a Rainy Day

by Joe Formichella

“…although we know these marginal folks might be a train wreck waiting to happen, we would dearly miss them if they weren’t thereâ??refusing to fit neatly, safely beneath the bell curve.”–R.P. Saffire, author of Shoe Burnin’ Season: A WomanifestoLumpers is a family story, or rather, it’s a story about what constitutes a family, a lot like what constitutes a rock-and-roll band: if it works, it’s worth it, all other expectations be damned. The principal lumpers, Steph Abrams and Tony Zimbarco, chance to meet in Tripoli, Pennsylvania, in 1979, and commence assembling their ad hoc family piece by piece. Before long they are a full fledged unit, with a matriarch, of sorts, a patriarch, certainly, a designated pet, habits, rituals, even their own holiday. But it is in no way a textbook family, would never be sanctioned. As such, it is open to questioning, criticism, ridicule, and judgment. They ignore it all.The lumpers are just one portion of the legions of folks who work behind the scenes, the folks we rely on to keep the shelves stocked, the streets clean, the ports operating, and the systems we depend on so thoroughly functioning. They make no headlines, unless something goes wrong. They receive no accolades or attention, unless they deviate. When that happens, then they’re noticed.For our Lumpers, though, deviation is the only option. In a life so otherwise proscribed, a life dictated by an indifferent and unforgiving time clock, deviation is survival. So they do, regularly, from the poolroom to the basketball court, the baseball stadium and the laundry mat. They ignore traffic rules and social mores equally. For that they are deemed unacceptable, irresponsible.But those judgments reveal more about the adjudicators than the condemned. Because just as we are certainly glad that they do what they do, that is, that they perform their jobs, even if that appreciation is only expressed by the assumption that they will – or pathetic whining when they don’t – in the case of the Lumpers, life is clearly more fun when they’re around, and we’re definitely going to miss them when they’re gone.”Because all lives start with a crash, don’t they?”– Joe Taylor, author of Pineapple, Ghostly Demarcations



The Last Journalist (An Alex Vane Media Thriller Book 5)

by A.C. Fuller

Someone in Seattle is murdering journalists…and Alex Vane might be next.
On a cold, rainy night in Seattle, a legendary journalist is found face down in the street below a posh high-rise. Local police are calling it a suicide, but Alex Vane sees signs of murder.
With help from a brash young journalist, Alex pieces together clues from the dead man’s extraordinary career. But an unexpected discovery leads him to believe that all those legendary scoops may have been built on a lie so great it led to his murder. If what he’s discovered is true, it’s proof of a conspiracy that could upend everything Alex believes in and rewrite American history. Just when he thinks he’s cracked the case, another prominent investigative journalist turns up dead.
Is someone systematically killing reporters?
If so, why?

And is Alex next?
Scroll up to pre-order the thrilling conclusion to the Alex Vane Media Thriller series.
Complete Series List (can be read as standalones or chronologically):The Anonymous Source (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 1)The Inverted Pyramid (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 2)The Mockingbird Drive (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 3)The Shadow File (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 4)The Last Journalist (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 5)



Learning To Walk: A Soldier’s Story

by Clifford Beck

Clarence Taylor is the son of wealthy parents living in Bangor,
Maine with strong ties to a community of old money. Yet, he does
not fit in and harbors a deep resentment for the attitude that seems
inherent in opulence. After witnessing the events of nine eleven,
he makes a vow to himself to make a difference. But, as he prepares
to confront the evil he has sworn to eliminate, he meets Gloria.
She is everything that any man would want in a woman, yet when
their passions collide, each becomes trapped by their own emotional
conflicts. Now, while set about on his personal mission, a split second
lapse in judgment tears him away from everything he knew, including
Gloria.

Written as a journal, this is the story of Private Clarence Taylor.
He is an educated young man who holds a promising, secure future
and knows the risks of putting his life on hold. But, the real lesson,
for him, is in learning how to cope with some of life’s biggest
mistakes and that some things can never be undone.



Reckless River: Men of Mercy, Book 3

by Lindsay Cross

They say you can’t go home again. Jared Crowe never wanted to.
Home meant facing memories of abuse and neglect. Of dark closets and evil nightmares. Of his own relatives intent on killing him. But now his brother’s kidnapping forces him to face those demons. Only this time, Jared isn’t a scared little boy. He’s a full-grown Special Forces operative bent on revenge.
As a little girl, Sparrow Pickney risked her life to free two abused boys. As a grown woman Sparrow needs to earn a place in her adopted family’s business or be forced into a life of degradation. The chance to prove her family loyalty comes when she catches Jared spying on the compound and captures him.
When Jared sees his captor, he realizes she’s the girl of his dreams and vows to rescue her from a life of poverty. What Jared doesn’t know is Sparrow may not be the savior he remembersâ?¦but the one responsible for abducting and torturing his brother.
Jared is determined to find the truth. But that truth may be more than his heart can take.
***This is a stand-alone love story. It’s book 3 in the Men of Mercy series.***
Author Interview:

Q: You write Military Romantic Suspense, and though it seems like the Navy SEAL romance books are the most popular, even Black Operations. So why did you choose Special Forces?

A: My husband is active Army and a veteran. The top tier of the Navy is the SEAL Teams. The top tier of the Army is the Special Forces.
I think the SF deserves just as much recognition as the SEALsâ?¦they are like the Ghostwalkers of the Army.
Plus- I don’t know jack about swimming.

Q: You based your military romance series on a Special Forces team – Task Force Scorpion. Why did you also decide to put them in a small town setting?

A: Just because you come from a small town, doesn’t mean you can’t be hard core. I grew up in a small town. The men there can be bad boy alpha males just as easily as the men from big cities â?º

Plus, I grew up reading small town romance. I think readers love the feeling of belonging to a community, getting to know all the quirky folks who live there and falling in love with not only the hero but also their friends and family.

Q: You’re books are often about second chances – big secrets. Why?

A: Who doesn’t root for a hero dying for a second chance? Yes, he probably screwed up big time in the past, but how much sweeter is the love between the hero and heroine when they show forgiveness?

As far as big secrets – they’re just fun. Secret babies, corrupt politicians, love trianglesâ?¦

Believe me – it ALL happens in a small town romance and real life.

Q: Why write Military Romance?

First off, I am kin to and am friends with a lot of military men, and they’re all sweet and well mannered and love their country. But a lot of them are badass, too. Which is what we want when someone’s fighting for our country – 🙂 – and in a hot romantic suspense : A fearless bad boy alpha male who fights for his country and his woman.



Daniel Deronda

by George Eliot

George Eliot’s final novel, Daniel Deronda (1876), follows the intertwining lives of the beautiful but spoiled and selfish Gwendolene Harleth and the selfless yet alienated Daniel Deronda, as they search for personal and vocational fulfilment and sympathetic relationship. Set largely in the degenerate English aristocratic society of the 1860s, Daniel Deronda charts their search for meaningful lives against a background of imperialism, the oppression of women, and racial and religious prejudice. Gwendolen’s attempts to escape a sadistic relationship and atone for past actions catalyse her friendship with Deronda, while his search for origins leads him, via Judaism, to a quest for moral growth. Eliot’s radical dual narrative constantly challenges all solutions and ensures that the novel is as controversial now, as when it first appeared.



Wishing Shells: A Novel

by Elizabeth Skiler

Single mom Elsie loses her job, her apartment, and her pride within one week. Just when it seems she can’t sink any lower, Fate forces her to take a job cleaning for the man behind her recent financial demise. She won’t complain though, she would do anything to provide for her young son, even if it means swallowing her pride to make sure her son is safe and happy.

Work obsessed and single because of it, Fletcher’s intrigue in the single mother’s devotion for her son is undeniable. Upset when he discovers he’s to blame for the loss of her job, he attempts to make it up to her only to face rejection. Yet Fate lends a helping hand when she accepts employment as his housekeeper. Accused of being an emotionally distant workaholic, as well as the one to blame for her current financial crisis, he worries the defenses surrounding her heart will lock him out forever.

Even more disturbing is the sudden reappearance of the ex who had abandoned Elsie and her son years before. Will this new complication be the tipping point for Elsie? How can she consider a future with Fletcher when her past with her ex won’t leave her alone? What hope is there for Fletcher and his growing bond with her son when the boy’s father is demanding his rightful place back in the family picture?

When it seems life can’t bring you much lower, perhaps just a little faith and a few wishes really can make your dreams come true.



Ravaged River: Men of Mercy, Book 4

by Lindsay Cross

War destroyed him… could she save him?

Special forces operative Hoyt Crowe wasn’t just damagedâ?¦ he was broken. After suffering brutal torture in captivity, his once lively spirit is shattered. Now his greatest adversary isn’t some unknown terrorist in a foreign country, it’s himself.

Hayden James watched Hoyt slide into a private purgatory of post-traumatic stress disorder, taking her heart with him. No longer warm and loving, he is cold. Hardened. A shell of his former self.

When an old enemy threatens Hayden’s life, Hoyt must find the strength to slay his inner demons or lose the woman he loves forever.
***This is a stand-alone love story. It is book 6 in the Men of Mercy series.***
Author Interview:

Q: You write Military Romantic Suspense, and though it seems like the Navy SEAL romance books are the most popular, even Black Operations. So why did you choose Special Forces?

A: My husband is active Army and a veteran. The top tier of the Navy is the SEAL Teams. The top tier of the Army is the Special Forces.
I think the SF deserves just as much recognition as the SEALsâ?¦they are like the Ghostwalkers of the Army.
Plus- I don’t know jack about swimming.

Q: You based your military romance series on a Special Forces team – Task Force Scorpion. Why did you also decide to put them in a small town setting?

A: Just because you come from a small town, doesn’t mean you can’t be hard core. I grew up in a small town. The men there can be bad boy alpha males just as easily as the men from big cities â?º

Plus, I grew up reading small town romance. I think readers love the feeling of belonging to a community, getting to know all the quirky folks who live there and falling in love with not only the hero but also their friends and family.

Q: You’re books are often about second chances – big secrets. Why?

A: Who doesn’t root for a hero dying for a second chance? Yes, he probably screwed up big time in the past, but how much sweeter is the love between the hero and heroine when they show forgiveness?

As far as big secrets – they’re just fun. Secret babies, corrupt politicians, love trianglesâ?¦

Believe me – it ALL happens in a small town romance and real life.

Q: Why write Military Romance?

First off, I am kin to and am friends with a lot of military men, and they’re all sweet and well mannered and love their country. But a lot of them are badass, too. Which is what we want when someone’s fighting for our country – 🙂 – and in a hot romantic suspense : A fearless bad boy alpha male who fights for his country and his woman.



Viva Zapata & the Magic 8-Ball: A motivational tale of personal transformation with humor, adventure, and friendship.

by Savannah Verte

Sometimes, what happens in Vegas can’t stay in Vegas.

Four women gather in Sin City for a long weekend. Somewhere between the glitzy casinos and the small-hours-of-the-morning truths, they discover that the game of life doesn’t play by the house rules.

Three days, one Mexican revolutionary, and one Magic 8-Ball later, the women realize that with friends by your side, you can play any hand that life dealsâ?¦and win.

“This story gave me goose bumps when it was still in the plot stage. Verte’s debut title, Viva Zapata & the Magic 8-Ball, is more than another feel good tale. It is engaging, emotional, and leaves you curious to find what your own journey is really all about.”
-Cherry Adair, New York Times Bestselling Author



Deformación a rotura (Spanish Edition)

by Carolina Pérez Sanz

¿Qué es la realidad? ¿Quién dice lo que es verdad? ¿Cómo sabemos que ocurrió así?
Basada en hechos reales, esta historia de amor y desamor, lealtad y traición, esperanza y miedo donde nada es lo que parece, trata el difícil tema de la violencia doméstica.
Cada uno de los protagonistas nos ofrece su visión de los hechos en una novela que sobrepone las múltiples capas de la realidad hasta formar una tela de araña elástica e irrompible en la que los protagonistas están atrapados. Julia, la narradora, se debate entre su intuición y la lealtad. Cristina quiere una vida mejor y Tomi vive día a día.
Pero la elasticidad tiene un límite: todo se acaba rompiendo cuando se pasa el punto de deformación.



Relentless – The Andersen Saga (The Andersens Book 15)

by Jacie Middlemann

Livia Andersen was a woman who held her family together with a quiet smile and an iron will. It’s been months since her death and her children and grandchildren she leaves behind continue to grapple with the shifting changes in their lives now that she’s gone. Some look back at what else has been lost to them.

Chris Andersen is looking forward with anticipation to the future spread that’s out in front of himâ?¦one that he didn’t expect. But he is also looking behind him at what was lost and never forgotten. He once made a promiseâ?¦one he now hopes to fulfill. But he also knows he’s going to need help.

Carole Andersen doesn’t have a problem being in the same room with her former husbandâ?¦not when it has anything to do with either or both of their two sons. But she knows this time quick phone calls and even briefer one-to-one conversations aren’t going to be enough to accomplish what Chris has asked of them. What she doesn’t know is why the idea of spending time with her ex-husband doesn’t bother her as it once did.

The Andersen Saga is a story of family. It is a story about joy and loss, hope and sorrow, betrayal and regrets, unconditional forgiveness, high expectations, and unwavering loyalty. It reminds that at the heart of who we are is the family we come from, the family who stands behind and beside us and at times against us. And who we become isn’t just a result of those still with us but those too that we’ve lost along the way. It is about the twist and turns every family deals with, the conflicts from within, and the never ending desire for acceptance and respect.

Relentless is the fifteenth book in the ongoing Andersen Family Saga. Other books in the Andersen Family Saga include Betrayal, Resolute, Broken, Found, Choices, Regrets, Remember, Forgiven, Truths, Always, Expectations, Decisions, Disillusioned, and Believe.

The Andersen Family Saga is a series of novellas, classified by Amazon as Short Reads. If you love sitting down with a novella style book you will enjoy the Andersen Family Saga series. These books fall between the forty-five minute to two hours reading time category of Amazon “Short Reads.”



Hard Red Winter: A Novel

by Jordan Vezina

Growing up on the streets of 1930’s Atlanta, Henry never learned to see color the way that others did. As his journey takes him across the deep south by boxcar and then to Illinois in the truck of a bible salesman named Frank, Henry begins to see the tapestry of a distressed America unraveling like the road before him. This book chronicles Henry’s journey from being a dirt poor orphan, to finding himself the patriarch of an accidental family, working a farm on the verge of collapse, and coming nose to nose with the early twentieth century realities of racism, the Ku Klux Klan and the cheapness of life.

“Tough story, but I could not put it down. Made me think. Definitely not a book for the immature. Life is not always easy or fair.” -John G. Olson

“I loved this book! The characters drew me in and were compelling. The plot flowed nicely and yet contained a few unexpected twists. Smart and tender! The subject matter is very relevant to todays social and political climate. I couldn’t put it down!” -Verified Amazon Review



Pressure Cooker

by D.M. Mitchell

From the top 100 Kindle bestselling author of ‘Max’ and ‘The House of the Wicked’ – ‘Pressure Cooker’, a treat for lovers of a character-driven story with a spattering of dark thriller. Join the 200,000 + people who have downloaded D. M. Mitchell.

From reviews of Pressure Cooker:

‘All of his books are so original and his style of writing is so smooth and descriptive that I am there right in the middle of the story. I found every book and short story impossible to put down (I have read everything I can lay my hands on)
‘A fine read. Never predictable. Crisp action. Thoughtful without being sentimental.’
‘[Mitchell] has an amazing way with atmosphere and character and an ability to jump from past to present to diaries to thoughts, keeping everything in the air without losing his grip once.’
‘A great character-driven novel, unpredictable, lots of threads coming satisfyingly together. Superbly written; this author has a real gift for story telling’
‘It makes you happy and sad in equal measures.’

Pressure Cooker blends D. M. Mitchell’s trademark skill of highly developed, believable characterisation, moments of dark suspense, and intricate plotting, with tales of ordinary lives sent into turmoil.

Frank Harris is on the run. Again. Firstly from his large debts and an equally large Irishman he owes it to; secondly from Larry, the violent, murdering drug pusher he shared a squat with and who is hunting him and ideally wants him dead; and thirdly from himself.

As he flees the city, by chance he hears a piece of music playing on a radio, something he wrote for his failed rock band thirty years ago. Like a hare bolting for cover he heads north, headlong into the lives of the surviving band members, each now going their own very different ways.

But Frank Harris spells trouble and always has done. When he persuades the group to get back together for one last gig, the tragedies of the past and the problems of the present come crashing together with consequences that will affect them all.

Alternating between the 1970s and the present, Pressure Cooker is a tale of the trials and tribulations of difficult friendships and painful love; of teenage dreams and dashed hopes; of tragedy and comedy.

And a smattering of thriller…



Life with Wife

by Andre Kriev

Florence is worried that Oliver wont love her if she cant have a child. He assures her that this is not the case. Life with Wife is their journey from being a newly engaged couple throughout their marriage and the years that follow. Oliver discovers he is not the man he thought he was, and the various struggles of their marriage presents a sad picture of loss, regret, secrets, lies, and the pain and suffering a couple can go through together.



Strength for the Disheartened: Motivational Poems

by Brenda Mohammed

This is the author’s debut collection of Motivational and Inspirational Poems. This collection is intended to cheer up the disheartened, discouraged, and persons who have lost hope.
It is the poet’s wish that the poems will brighten the readers’ lives and be a light unto their path.



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