Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sensible Book Sunday (August 14, 2016)


Infinite Sacrifice by L.E. Waters

Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England. All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone?

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Olivia, Mourning by Yael Poltic
Genre: Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction,
Literary Fiction
Olivia wants the 80 acres in far off Michigan that her father’s will left to whichever of his offspring claims the land. As Olivia says, “I’m sprung off him just as much as Avis or Tobey.” The problem: she’s 17, female, and it’s 1841. Mourning Free, Olivia’s trusted childhood friend, knows how to run a farm and is also sorely in need of a new start in life. The problem: though born in a free state, he’s the orphaned son of runaway slaves and the slave catchers who patrol the north hunting fugitives are not particular about who they take back south with them. Not without qualms, they set off together. All goes well, despite the drudgery of survival in an isolated log cabin. Incapable of acknowledging her feelings for Mourning, Olivia thinks her biggest problem is her unrequited romantic interest in their young neighbor. Until her world falls apart. Strong-willed, vulnerable, and compassionate, Olivia is a compelling protagonist on a journey to find a way to do the right thing in a world in which so much is wrong.

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The Wasteland Chronciles: Omnibus Edition by Kyle Wesy
Genre: Dystopian Fiction, Science Fiction

This omnibus edition of the best-selling Wasteland Chronicles series contains the first three books: Apocalypse, Origins, and Evolution — about 180,000 words of content. Apocalypse: Sixteen-year-old Alex Keener must struggle for survival when the deadly xenovirus invades his U.S. Government Bunker — a virus which transforms men and animals into monsters. Origins: Alex and friends must journey over hundreds of miles of post-apocalyptic desert to discover the origins of the deadly xenovirus. But when they reach the Great Blight, they find the virus is far more dangerous than previously thought. Evolution: As two months pass, the xenovirus only grows in lethality, spawning monsters that humanity simply cannot match. It becomes a race against time before the virus engulfs the planet.

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New World by Steven W. White
Genre: Action Adventure, Epic Fantasy,
Historical Fiction

Across the sea lies a newly discovered continent, a world whose forests and beasts are unknown to the recorded memory of elves, dwarves, or men. In this land called Mira, the brutal sacking of a young colony links the fates of two opposite characters: a twelve-year-old printer’s son named Simon Jones and his long-lost uncle Tiberius Bogg, one of Mira’s legendary mountain men. Simon is small, but smart; scared but determined. Bogg, with his raccoon-skin cap and smart-talking grammar abuse, is fast as a splintercat and stealthy as a hidebehind. Together, they turn the tables and pursue their attackers (a cruel knight and his soldiers from the old country) through a wilderness full of extraordinary creatures — jackelopes and thunderbirds, fur-bearing trout and four-legged hills — all culled from American tall tales, Indian legends, and backwoods folklore.

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Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs
Genre: Cozy Mysteries, Fiction, Culinary Mystery

Things are going great for Lexy Baker. She’s finally opened her dream bakery, gotten rid of her cheating boyfriend and settled into her grandmothers house with her perky dog Sprinkles at her side. But her blissful life doesn’t last long. When her ex boyfriend is found poisoned with cupcakes from her bakery, Lexy finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation headed up by her hunky neighbor detective Jack Perillo. With the help of a gang of iPad toting, would-be detective grandmothers, Lexy decides to take it upon herself to find the real murderer in order to clear her name and get her bakery back in business. As things heat up on the murder trail, in the kitchen and between Lexy and the hunky detective, it’s a race against time to put the real murderer behind bars and get back to baking. Will Lexy get her man? >> Includes the recipe for Lexy’s famous cupcake tops! 

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The Good Soldier by L.T. Ryan
Genre: Action Adventure, Espionage, Mystery, Thriller

From USA Today Bestselling Author L.T. Ryan - Available for a limited time at an amazing price - two fast-paced Jack Noble thrillers! NOBLE BEGINNINGS (JACK NOBLE #1) - OVER 500 5-STAR REVIEWS! In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on-loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq. Jack and his partner Bear have a run-in with four CIA special agents over the treatment of an Iraqi family. Within hours Jack and Bear are detained. All Jack wanted was to finish his enlistment and move on with his life. All he did was intervene and save a family from unwarranted violence at the hands of four CIA agents. But he soon discovers that he did far more than intervene. He has placed himself dead square in the middle of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the U.S. government. This Jack Noble political thriller is not for the faint of heart! A DEADLY DISTANCE (JACK NOBLE #2) - OVER 250 5-STAR REVIEWS! Washington, D.C. Midday. A man waits at a bus stop, his intentions unknown. Two government operatives have been stalking him for days, waiting for him to make his move. Unexpectedly, the man takes off running and heads for a deserted warehouse. Jack Noble and his partner, Frank Skinner, believe the man to be part of a terrorist organization that is involved in smuggling drugs and guns and men into the country. But it turns out their plan involves far more export than import, and hits a lot closer to home. As the case in this explosive action thriller unfolds, the man behind it all reaches out to Jack with a simple message... 37 hours.

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Blood Secrets by Gretta Mulrooney
Genre: Detective Romance, Romantic Suspense,
Women's Fiction

A COMPELLING MYSTERY FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS Fifteen years ago a teenage boy, Teddy Bartlett, left a mysterious note and went to a woods on the outskirts of London. In the forest twilight he was beaten to a pulp and left damaged for life. The police never discovered who did it or why he was attacked. Now, the boy’s father, recently returned from Australia, wants to find out what really happened to his son. He hires private detective Tyrone Swift to investigate the tragic crime. Swift quickly realises that the Bartletts are a family with dark secrets. Teddy’s seemingly devoted sister Sheila, his estranged brother, and his father Rowan, who left his wife for her sister, are not what they seem. Swift himself has his own family and relationship issues . . . plus someone is out to get him, targeting him with an escalating series of attacks. Could it be a disgruntled client or a criminal he came across in his days as a police inspector? In a thrilling conclusion, Swift will face losing everything he loves as he closes in on the perpetrators. BLOOD SECRETS is a beautifully written mystery that will have you gripped from start to heart-stopping finish. Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, Paula Hawkins, P.D. James, Gillian Flynn, or Ruth Rendell. This is a story of secrets, abandonment, repressed sexuality, dysfunctional families and brutality, with a hint of hope at the end. PRAISE FOR BLOOD SECRETS “OMG this was so good, I can’t believe that I just started this today and I finished it in one sitting, I just had to know what was going to happen next, if the case of Teddy Bartlett was ever going to be closed and why he was beaten to a pulp and left damaged for life.” Elizabeth Means “There are twists and turns never expected, and a couple surprise side trips along the way. Lots of interesting characters and settings. A very good book.” Teresa Jilard Also by Gretta Mulrooney: THE LADY VANISHED, the first book featuring Tyrone Swift How can someone vanish without a trace? Carmen Langborne is a woman who no one seems to like very much, and now she’s gone missing. But there is no body, no leads and no real suspects. And the police have stopped investigating her disappearance. Carmen’s stepdaughter Florence hires private detective Tyrone Swift to find the missing woman. 

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Owned by the Playboy by Jayne Blue
Genre: Erotic Romance

One Man. One Night. One dark fantasy that could change her life forever. 

The wheels came off my life slowly at first. This is saying something, because it turns out they weren’t screwed on all that tight to begin with. I thought I made all the right choices. But, life has a funny way of coming along and flattening you every so often no matter how smart or ambitious you are. All of a sudden, I found myself out of a job, out of a husband and out of time. Then a shocking encounter with a powerful billionaire gave me a second chance to turn it all around.

I told myself all these things as I sat in the back of a stretch limousine. Just outside the car door was an unassuming bungalow painted yellow. I was here for work. A probationary assignment of sorts. Once the car door opened, the rest of my life would start.

A man and my future waited for me somewhere inside that house, beyond the front door painted in festive red. Scarlet. A fitting color for what he wanted. For twelve hours and $100,000 he would own me. Just how much was I willing to give to this sexy, dangerous, perfect stranger? The answer might shock even me.

Just one night for a small fortune that could change everything, if I had the courage to walk through that red door.

This is my story. Don’t try this at home.

Owned by the Playboy is the first book in the sexy, sensual, often humorous adventures of call girl, Nina Sharpe. Nina’s stories go places you won’t expect. This is not your typical romance. 

Note: This book was previously published as “The Offer”, Book One in the Call Girl, Inc. Series. 

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Unleashed by Emily Kimelman
Genre: Fiction

When Joy Humbolt loses her job and breaks up with her boyfriend she impulsively adopts a giant mutt named Blue. Soon a dog walking business on the exclusive Upper East Side of Manhattan is thrown in her lap. On her first day, Joy discovers a dead body and is quickly sucked into a hidden world of political power, wealth, and secrets.While Joy tries to expose the murderer, she will learn just how far some people will go for money and how far she is willing to go to protect her family.

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Reckless Rescue by Rinelle Grey
Genre: Colonization, Dystopian Fiction,
Science Fiction Romance

He crash landed on her planet. Can they survive the winter together without falling in love? Stranded on the dying planet of Zerris, Marlee longs for the one thing she can’t have…a family. Due to the noxious gas covering the planet, she can’t conceive a child, and the Council, determined to repopulate the planet, have ended her third—and most precious—relationship. They insist she pick a new mate and try again, but she’s sworn off love and the possibility of ever having a real family. When a ship from the thriving planet of Urslat crashes on Zerris, Marlee rescues the ship’s daring captain, Tyris. His ship is grounded, winter is setting in, and he won’t survive without help. She offers him a deal…he can live with her if he pretends to be her mate so the Council will leave her alone. Tyris agrees and a hungry desire sparks between them as they battle the harsh winter and primitive conditions. Their attraction grows, and soon, keeping their distance becomes impossible, even more challenging than the snow, the Council, and, for Marlee, the risks of a real relationship. Will she risk her heart one last time for a chance at her dream? Or will Tyris be her undoing?

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