If you’re a fan of Romancing the Stone or Elizabeth Peter’s “Vicky Bliss” series, you’ll enjoy today’s top pick, Elusive by Sara Rosett, which has a similar blend of mystery, international settings, and light romance.

saraSara, a native Texan, is author of the “Ellie Avery” series, an adult whodunit mystery series in the tradition of Agatha Christie, and the “On The Run” travel thrillers. As the spouse of a U.S. Air Force pilot, Sara has moved around the country frequently and traveled internationally, which inspired her recent travel thrillers. Publishers Weekly calls Sara’s books, “satisfying,” “well-executed,” and “sparkling.”

A member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Military Writers Society of America, Sara currently lives in Florida.

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Elusive (On The Run Book #1)

Thrillers > International Mystery & Crime
Author: Sara Rosett
Elusive (On The Run Book #1)

Zoe Hunter loves living on the edge. Free-spirited and spontaneous, she’s built a life stringing together various freelance gigs that keep her bank account barely in the black.

But when her ex, Jack, goes missing along with several million dollars from his business and the FBI zeros in on her as a person of interest, Zoe’s life goes from delightfully unpredictable to downright frightening.

Plunged into a world of fake identities, deception, and murder, she’s afraid to trust anyone. Zoe impulsively skips town in a search for answers that takes her from Las Vegas to Italy, but instead of tracking down answers, she only uncovers more questions.

Who was Jack? Is he dead or did he fake his disappearance? And, what was he mixed up in—art theft, the mafia, espionage, or all three?


So Help Me God

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Religious Fiction
Author: Larry D. Thompson
So Help Me God

Miraculously awakening from a twelve -year coma, television evangelist Thomas Jeremiah Luther eagerly resumes his worldwide ministry while secretly plotting to seize control of conservative Christian political power in America.

When a teenage member of Luther’s congregation almost dies from an abortion, he convinces her family to file a multi-million dollar medical malpractice case against the physician and abortion clinic. The right verdict will shut down abortion clinics all over the country and send the religious right and power brokers of all stripes flocking to his door.

With two powerful and charismatic lawyers arguing the case, the nation is riveted to this landmark courtroom battle where the one of the most heated points in the national debate will be decided: When exactly does life begin?

At Drake’s Command

Genre Fiction > Sea Adventures
Author: David Wesley Hill
At Drake's Command: The Adventures of Peregrine James During the Second Circumnavigation of the World (The Drake Circumnavigation)

It was as fine a day to be whipped as any he’d ever seen but the good weather didn’t make Peregrine James any happier with the situation he was in. Unfairly convicted of a crime he had not committed, the young cook was strung from the whipping post on the Plymouth quayside when he caught the eye of the charismatic sea captain Francis Drake, who agreed to accept Perry among his crew despite the stripes of a thief on his back.

Soon England was receding in their wake and Perry was serving an unsavory collection of sea dogs as the small fleet of fragile wood ships sailed across the deep brine. Their destination was secret, known to Drake alone.

Talented

Teen & Young Adult > Romance
Author: Sophie Davis
Talented

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When Talia Lyons was just a child, her parents were murdered before her eyes. Unable to accept their fate, Talia trains to become one of the country’s deadliest assassins in order to kill the man responsible. Luckily, she was born with a gift — the ability to read and influence the minds of others. At sixteen, Talia’s poised to graduate from a school for the Talented, where she learned to control her abilities. Now there is only one obstacle standing between her and the retribution she craves… the feelings and distractions of a normal teenage girl.

Changes

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Charles Colyott
Changes (The Randall Lee Mysteries #1)

When a young woman is found murdered in a seedy massage parlor near his neighborhood, the police recruit Randall Lee — an American acupuncturist and Tai Chi master — acts as a translator and expert in Chinese culture to assist in the investigation. Lee discovers that the murderer is an expert in a forbidden Chinese martial art — the dark mirror to his own healing practices — and joins in the hunt for the killer to escape his own inner demons and save the woman he loves.

Rebecca

Fiction > Lesbian
Author: Adam J Nicolai
Rebecca

Sarah, 18, has been attracted to other girls since she was nine. But she is a Christian, and the tenets of her church are clear: homosexuality is a sin and an abomination. In a desperate bid to prove her virtue, she throws herself at a boy she goes to school with, and ends up pregnant.

Her infant daughter, Rebecca, derails Sarah’s entire life. She is forced to withdraw from Yale before she even gets there. Her devout mother, ashamed, pays for an apartment where Sarah is alone with the baby. Sarah was smart, beautiful, and adored. Now she feels like she knows nothing, and her friends treat her like a leper.

Then she hears the command:

Kill the child.

The Confident Woman

Self-Help > Self-Esteem
Author: Carolina Ordoñez
The Confident Woman: How To Boost Self-Esteem and Happiness for Everyday Women (Confidence)

Powerful women take responsibility and control of their own lives. They feel a deep connection with themselves, the universe and those around them. They love themselves truly and deeply, and they’re not afraid to say “no” or stand up for themselves and for what’s right.

A Strange and Bitter Fruit

Literature & Fiction > African American
Author: Barry Davis
A Strange and Bitter Fruit

A chilly spring night in rural South Carolina at the tail end of Reconstruction, the murder of innocents. This is the setting for the initial chapter of the historical thriller, A Strange and Bitter Fruit.

Thomas “Tee” Powell, 15, manages to escape as his family is lynched. His father, Zeke, mother Hessie and young sisters Lannie and Effie were hung to teach the blacks of Aiken that voting is not the right of the former slaves, not anymore.

He is angry, but instead of wildly lashing out at the Klansmen that murdered his family, he runs away.

The Moose Jaw

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Mike Delany
The Moose Jaw (The Fergus O'Neill Series)

Strange things happen in the Alaska bush. The native Alaskans say that a white man, too long alone out there will go mad. Gus O’Neill suspects it may have happened to him. His two best friends, Hard Case Calis the old Alaska State Trooper, and Haywood Jennings the flying veterinarian think so too.

Gus spends a summer on Moose Jaw Creek where he builds a cabin, finds a ravaged red-haired beauty he comes to love, and murders the man who had sexually molested her. When Haywood flies in to join Gus for a moose hunt he finds his friend alone and raving.

Shadowlove-Stalkers

Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult
Author: Claudy Conn
SHADOWLOVE-STALKERS (Shadow (vampire) series)

What do you do when your father wants to turn you into a vampire and the man who offers you protection has his own, dark agenda?

Shawna Rawley has no choice but to run. Pentim Rawley, one of the most evil vampires who has ever lived, has just discovered that she is his daughter. Now he’s obsessed with finding and turning her. She doesn’t want Pentim to find the people she loves and use them to get to her. She doesn’t want him to find and turn her. She has only one ace up her sleeve. The human in her may be at risk, but in addition to being half vamp, Shawna is also a white witch.

Roll the Dice: Book #2

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Mimi Barbour
Roll the Dice: Book #2 (Hot Romance & Powerful Suspense - Vegas Series)

Both of the partners want the serial rapist more than anything else–she wants him behind bars, and he wants him dead. Can her love help to change his mind?

Dare to Believe

Christian Living > Faith
Author: Becky Dvorak
Dare to Believe: The True Power of Faith to Walk in Divine Healings and Miracles

Where do sickness and disease come from, and what can we do about it?

In this book, Becky Dvorak conveys a clear message from Scripture—human beings have been created in the mirror image of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; we are a little lower than Elohim; and we’ve been given authority over satan and all of his works by the redeeming Blood of Jesus Christ. Dare to Believe traces sickness and disease from the Garden of Eden through the ascension of Christ and teaches you how to walk in divine healing and miracles.

The Legend Of Koolura

Suspense > Paranormal
Author: Michael L Thal
The Legend Of Koolura

Koolura isn’t an ordinary girl. She has what every child dreams. She has the COOL.

Koolura is a sixth grade Armenian girl and this story tells how she obtained the cool powers and gradually learns to use them. She has the ability to dematerialize at will and reappear where she chooses. She can move objects with her mind and she can even defy gravity.

But will these powers be of any use in stopping a stalker intent on the destruction of Koolura and her friends?
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