Ryne Douglas Pearson is an accomplished novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of several thrillers, including Cloudburst, October’s Ghost, Capitol Punishment, Simple Simon, Top Ten, The Donzerly Light, All For One, and Confessions, which tops today’s Buffet — it’s a story of vengeance, revelation, and redemption.

ryneRyne is also the author of the short story collection, Dark and Darker. His novel Simple Simon was made into the film Mercury Rising. As a screenwriter he has worked on numerous movies. The film Knowing, based on his original script, was released in 2009 and opened #1 at the box office. The film received four stars from Roger Ebert, who branded it “among the best science-fiction films I’ve seen” and it went on to earn more than $180 million worldwide. Ryne has also done uncredited work on films such as the remakes of The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Eye.

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Confessions

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
Author: Ryne Douglas Pearson
Confessions

Three shots. Two killers. One secret that must be kept.

Five years after his sister, Katie, was murdered, Chicago Police Chaplain Father Michael Jerome has moved on with his life. But he has never forgotten that terrible time. Has never stopped wondering who killed her. And why.

When a dying criminal’s confession points Michael toward answers to these questions, he embarks on a journey of discovery that takes him from the halls of Congress to death row at an Indiana prison, and ultimately leads him to Christine Wheeler. A friend from his sister’s past, she expresses doubts about the circumstances of Katie’s murder. Doubts that force Michael down a path where revelations shatter a lifetime of illusions held about those closest to him, and uncover a web of deceit crafted to keep a dark truth from ever being known.

But every secret he uncovers, every lie he unravels, leads him to realize that someone is desperate for the past to stay buried.


My American Eden

Genre Fiction > Historical
Author: Elizabeth S. Brinton
My American Eden

When the first citizens of Boston made changing religion punishable by death, Mary Dyer challenged the law with her life.

This is a story of the friendship between women who helped shape the history of Boston and from there, the United States. Sold on the idea of a Utopian society, where belonging came with the price of admission, Mary Dyer set sail to New England, bringing along her indentured servant, Irene. Thirty years later, in the grips of an iron willed theocracy, Irene is free and squarely on the road to prosperity, while Mary is set on martyring herself of for the cause of religious freedom.

The Fortune Quilt

Romantic Comedy
Author: Lani Diane Rich
The Fortune Quilt

When Tucson Today segment producer Carly McKay visits the quirky artist’s community of Bilby, Arizona, to do a story on a psychic quiltmaker, she receives an odd reading… and her life falls apart in eerie harmony with what the quilt foretold. Her best friend professes his undying love; her show gets canceled; and the mother who disappeared seventeen years ago appears on their doorstep, getting instant forgiveness from the entire family… except Carly.

Carly rushes off to Bilby to return the cursed quilt, and then surprises herself; she stays. She rents a cabin, gets a job, and meets an artist who shows her new ways to look at life, and love. Can she run away and start a new life, or should she go back and stitch her old one back together?

And why is it so hard to get a straight answer from a psychic, anyway?

Only the Truth

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Pat Brown
Only the Truth

A psychological mystery with as many twists as the country road leading to the humble home of Billy Ray Hutchins, a lonely uneducated man living in the hills of Arkansas. Life changes little for him from day to day until he brings home a young drifter he meets at the railroad tracks, the mysterious Charlene, whose last name he never asks. He becomes her Sweet Billy Ray and his love for Charlene is steady and uncomplicated until the sheriff shows up to take her away in handcuffs.

With the only woman he has ever loved behind bars for the coldblooded murder of the old man across the road, a confused and devastated Billy Ray sets out on a quest to find the truth, only the truth, whether it leads him to be able to save his Charlene from a death sentence or it frees him from her spell.

Betrayed: Days of the Rogue

Romance > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters
Author: Nicky Charles
Betrayed: Days of the Rogue

His mate killed in a horrific explosion, ex-Enforcer Damien Masterson now lives as a rogue werewolf. Grief stricken and filled with rage, what depths will he sink to in his search for revenge? And who will be caught in the crossfire? Will it be Eve, a Fae just entering the Awakening stage? Or Rafe McRae, part empath and part wolf?

Brightest Kind of Darkness

Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Paranormal & Fantasy
Author: P.T. Michelle
Brightest Kind of Darkness, YA Paranormal Romance (Brightest Kind of Darkness Series, Book #1)

Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate…until she dreams a future she can’t ignore.

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate.

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.

9th Circle: 9 Circles, Infinite Ways to Die

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Carolyn McCray
9th Circle: 9 Circles, Infinite Ways to Die (Book 1 of the Darc Murders Series)

A madman terrorizes Seattle, attempting to recreate the nine circles of hell by using the blood and bodies of the innocent. Detective Robi Darcmel, a gifted yet troubled savant, is the only man standing in the path of this pathological killer.

As the fate of the Emerald City hangs in the balance, can Darcmel overcome his failings or will Seattle burn to ash?

Catching the Westbound

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Author: D.C. Hicks
Catching the Westbound

He came into this world with two distinctive qualities—an extraordinary vision and an indomitable spirit, but at the age of ten years old, R.J. Watkins was banished from his small Appalachian community after being unjustly accused of igniting a mining accident. With a little help from fellow riders of the rails, R.J. learned how to survive on his own, but eventually his train came to rest with the Benton and Walters Best Show in America, where R.J. cultivated his unusual talents.

After a lifetime of traveling paths of decadence and despair, by grace alone, he discovered the road that would lead him home.

Six Moon Summer

Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: SM Reine
Six Moon Summer (#1) (Seasons of the Moon)

Rylie’s been bitten. She’s changing. And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf… forever.

Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she’s craving raw flesh and struggles with uncontrollable anger. If she doesn’t figure out a way to stop the transformation, then at the end of summer, her life is worse than over. She’ll be a monster.

WBI: Witches Bureau of Investigation

Mysteries & Thrillers > Fantasy & Supernatural
Author: Richard Capwell
WBI: Witches Bureau of Investigation

By chance, eleven-year-old twins Nate and Herman Howe meet Mrs. Weatherby, a retired member of the Los Angeles branch of Witches Bureau of Investigation. The boys ask her to help find their mother, who has been missing for six months.

Reluctantly, Mrs. Weatherby agrees, though all of her licenses to work magic have expired. She reaches out to her old colleagues, for information and assistance, but they soon uncover a dangerous plot that threatens the safety of the entire world. The Bureau may be compromised, so it’s up to Mrs. Weatherby’s band of old agents to follow the clues and keep the horrors of history from resurfacing.
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