If you enjoy military action novels, don’t miss today’s top pick, Eyes of the Hammer by bestselling author Bob Mayer. A former Green Beret, Bob mixes his knowledge of the military with elements of truth and fiction. He doesn’t change history, but instead changes how history came into being.

bobmToday’s pick, Bob’s debut novel, was originally printed in hardcover by Presidio Press in 1991 but Bob updated the Kindle edition last October. The story follows Riley, a Special Forces soldier sent to “terminate” a drug lord in Columbia. His companion is a woman, Westland, a CIA agent. The intrigue and plotting of the military and various government agencies are interwoven into a masterpiece of technology and suspense.

Bob now has more than 50 fiction and nonfiction books to his name. In 2004, he met romance novelist Jennifer Crusie at a writer’s conference, and the pair decided to collaborate on a series of military-themed romance novels. The collaboration takes place over email, with Bob writing scenes from the male perspective and Jennifer writing those that involve the female perspective. Their first joint novel, Don’t Look Down, was published in 2006.

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Eyes of the Hammer (The Green Beret Series)

Genre Fiction > War > Action & Adventure
Author: Bob Mayer
Eyes of the Hammer (The Green Beret Series)

Two Special Forces A-Teams, wearing unidentifiable jungle fatigues, are on their way to Colombia. The mission: conduct covert, unilateral military raids to destroy cocaine processing laboratories in order to put heat on the drug cartel.

Of course, nothing is as it seems especially once the CIA gets involved. Throw in an Israeli mercenary, betrayal and double-dealing in Washington and the team soon finds itself wondering what the real mission is.


The Black Bullet

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
Author: Tom Lowe
The Black Bullet (Sean O'Brien mystery/thriller)

Glenda Lawson believes her husband was the only U.S. serviceman shot and killed on American soil during World War II. But in 1945, investigators ruled that Billy Lawson died in a “mugging turned ugly.”

In 2012, Sean O’Brien, learning the ropes of commercial fishing, gets his anchor caught on something underwater. He discovers a German U-boat partially buried in sand, and inside is a frightening cargo. The media pick up the story, and a 35-year-old woman who has a haunting tale, visits O’Brien. Her grandfather, Billy Lawson, was fishing one night on a Florida beach when he saw something very disturbing.

Shadow on the Moon

Horror > Occult > Romance
Author: Connie Flynn
Shadow on the Moon (The Werewolf Series #1)

A biologist who specializes in wolves heads to Arizona to investigate a series of mysterious slayings and becomes involved with an enigmatic man who sleeps behind bars and disappears when the moon is full.

Felix and the Frontier

Science Fiction > Space Exploration
Author: Chester Burton Brown
Felix and the Frontier

Felix is a sentient robot explorer, mapping the distant fringes of the galaxy ahead of a wave of pioneers. He has been programmed to discover complex life, and to introduce himself on behalf of his human masters. But nothing in his program can prepare Felix for what he faces when he finds a world with masters of its own.

Smart Cooking for Busy People

Cooking, Food & Wine
Author: Alexandra Beck
Smart Cooking for Busy People: How to Make Healthy and Tasty Full Meals in 30 Minutes

Do you resent weeknight cooking because it depletes too much of your scarce down time? Do you think of it as a drudgery that must be endured for health’s and wallet’s sake?

Now imagine there was a way to cook dinner in 30 minutes – and still make healthy meals that your family will love. Imagine what it would be like to never worry about what to make for dinner, because you’ll know you can generate a great idea for a meal at any time and execute it on the go.

“Smart Cooking for Busy People” will turn that imagined world into your reality by helping you cook better and faster, in only 3 clever tricks and 11 easy steps.

Flame Moon

Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic
Author: K.J. Jackson
Flame Moon

Skye Walters thought waking up on the side of a river with no memory was her biggest problem. She had no idea that the man who had saved her from drowning, the man she now depended on, Aiden, was more than mere mortal. A warrior of ancient.

No memory, nowhere to go, Skye stays in the mountain town, only to discover she herself, has unexplained powers. Her life, her destiny, are soon out of her control, as are her feelings for Aiden. The deeper Skye gets sucked into Aiden’s hidden world, the more the past, and who she really is, threatens her future, her love, her sanity.

The Seven Devils

Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Sara Danvers
The Seven Devils (YA "New Adult" Romance)

After nearly being drowned by her alcoholic father, 17-year-old Ellen, her mother, and her brother move across the state to start over. Ellen soon meets Neil, a gorgeous loner with a bad reputation. Her classmates warn her to stay away, but he seems to be the only one who understands her. Besides, the rumors about Neil are too far-fetched to be believed.

When she is threatened by Derrick (a jealous classmate) it becomes clear that there is more to Neil than meets the eye. In this sexy page turner, Ellen must discover Neil’s dark secrets and learn to stand up for herself before the plot hatched against her unfolds.

How to get a Literary Agent in Two Murders or Less

Thrillers > Suspense > Humor
Author: Ellie Burmeister
How to get a Literary Agent in Two Murders or Less

Aspiring novelist Amanda Anderson has never had any luck, but she hopes that’s about to change. She goes to a writer’s conference to find an agent, but ends up with a husband. After a whirlwind courtship, she elopes with bestselling suspense writer Jonny Goodsnuff. But she soon discovers that her husband’s only good on paper.

Between a draconian prenup, his sleazy associates, her wicked stepchildren, and the hunky romance-novelist neighbor, Amanda learns the meaning of “wed in haste, repent at leisure.” Unfortunately Jonny has a deadly secret, and before she can walk away, Amanda finds herself in a desperate game of cat and mouse.

The Warrior’s Wife

Historical Romance
Author: Denise Domning
The Warrior's Wife

Two warring families, one widow who has forgotten her family’s hatred, one powerful knight determined to reclaim his family’s castle and a wife to rule it beside him. No one will stop him not her father, his king or the lady herself.

The War in Heaven

Christian Fiction > Futuristic
Author: Kenneth Zeigler
The War in Heaven: The Chronicle of Abaddon the Destroyer (Tears of Heaven)

Satan and his minions have declared war on the most beautiful planet in the universe his purpose is to depose Michael the archangel and become second only to God in command of all creation. Standing in Satan’s way are a scattered and disorganized host of angels, a group of inexperienced saints, a small band of humans, and some angelic rebels in Hell.

Armed with faith full power, Abaddon the Destroyer creates a formidable army to challenge the evil targeting Earth. Author of best selling Heaven and Hell, Kenneth Zeigler again draws from his research to create a realistic tale where science, the supernatural, and life and death teeter on the edge of eternal joy or damnation.

The Ghost and Miss Hallam

Romance > Time Travel
Author: Barbara Bartholomew
The Ghost and Miss Hallam: A Time Travel Romance (Lavender, Texas Trilogy)

The ghostly figure haunting the house in the remote Oklahoma hills confesses that he isn’t actually dead, not yet. Lynne Hallam, working hard at researching the journals of Maud Bailey Sandford at the late author’s isolated ranch home in the red hills has an unexpected visitor that nobody else can see. In hIs last minutes after a terrible accident, Moss has demanded not justice, but grace from the universe and is convinced that the lovely Lynne has been sent to him to balance the scales of an unfair fate.
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