Judy Christie is an author and consultant who lives in Northwest Louisiana. She writes inspirational fiction and nonfiction. Her popular “Green” series chronicles the goings-on in the small Louisiana town of Green, and Book 1 tops today’s Buffet.

jcJudy is also the author of the popular Hurry Less, Worry Less nonfiction series, published by Abingdon Press. Wreath, published in October 2011, is Judy’s first young adult book.

Judy was a journalist for many years and is a frequent speaker at retreats and workshops. She works with clients around the country on how to slow down and enjoy each day more and how to set and meet goals.

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Gone to Green

Christian Fiction > Romance
Author: Judy Christie
Gone to Green: The Green Series #1 (Green (Abingdon Press))

Lois goes from being a corporate journalist at a large paper in the Midwest to the owner of The Green News-Item, a small twice-weekly newspaper in rural North Louisiana. The paper was an unexpected inheritance from a close colleague, and Lois must keep it for at least a year, bringing a host of challenges, lessons, and blessings into her life.

When Lois pulls into Green on New Year’s Day, she expects a charming little town full of smiling people. She quickly realizes her mistake. After settling into a loaned house out on Route 2, she finds herself battling town prejudices and inner doubts and making friends with the most surprising people: troubled teenager Katy, good-looking catfish farmer Chris, wise and feisty Aunt Helen, and a female African-American physician named Kevin.

Whether fighting a greedy, deceitful politician or rescuing a dog she fears, Lois notices the headlines in her life have definitely improved. She learns how to provide small-town news in a big-hearted way and realizes that life is full of newsworthy moments. When she encounters racial prejudice and financial corruption, Lois also discovers more about the goodness of real people and the importance of being part of a community.

While secretly preparing the paper for a sale, Lois begins to realize that God might indeed have a plan for her life and that perhaps the allure of city life and career ambition are not what she wants after all.


A Touch of Magic

Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: M. Ruth Myers
A Touch of Magic

A dazzling sleight-of-hand artist is recruited by the State Department to pit her skills – and wits – against a master terrorist. He’s about to receive a piece of stolen film used to make US passports, film that could open the door to terrorists around the world.

Although Channing Stuart is the fourth generation in a family of acclaimed magicians, she’s the first of them not to turn pro. Eye-to-eye with a killer, will she have the nerve and nimbleness to pull off a switch that finally proves her worthy of her bloodline?

Wayward Son

Genre Fiction > Historical > Thrillers
Author: Tom Pollack, Jim Alves, John Loftus
Wayward Son (Readerpedia Edition)

Buried near Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius is a remarkable observatory containing artifacts dating to the earliest record of human events. Only one person—the Getty Museum’s Amanda James—can unlock the mysterious doors that guard the chamber.
But once inside, Amanda is shocked to discover evidence left behind by a notorious Biblical killer—who long ago wandered off the pages of history.

When a strange relic unveils the miraculous truth about this villain, Amanda must battle sinister forces intent on suppressing her stunning revelation—before it alters the destiny of millions.
The first novel in a series, Wayward Son takes the reader on an amazing voyage, where epic adventures in Egypt, Greece, China and Rome collide with modern-day intrigue and suspense. Journey with Amanda into this man’s tantalizing story, and witness a life that eclipses the imagination!

Firefly Beach

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Meira Pentermann, Amy Feiman
Firefly Beach

When Beth LaMonte rents a cottage on the coast of Maine, she wishes only to withdraw and paint. A mysterious ball of light disturbs her peace and leads her to a secret beach where she finds the diary of a girl who disappeared in 1975. Now Beth is on a mission, not only to bury her own past, but to put to rest the spirit of Firefly Beach.

When Beth LaMonte rents a cottage on the coast of Maine, she wishes only to withdraw and paint. A mysterious ball of light disturbs her peace and leads her to a secret beach where she finds the diary of a girl who disappeared in 1975. Now Beth is on a mission, not only to bury her own past, but to put to rest the spirit of Firefly Beach.

Promote Your Business or Cause Using Social Media

Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Author: Dennis Smith
Promote Your Business or Cause Using Social Media - A Beginner's Handbook

Promote Your Business or Cause Using Social Media is a handbook for beginner’s interested in using social media to grow a small business or take any cause to the internet. Learn how to create a blog, start a blog radio show,upload videos to YouTube, Tweet on Twitter, Pin your favorite stuff with Pinterest and build a fan page on Facebook with social apps and even eCommerce using Ecwid.

Don’t Wait For Me

Religious Fiction > Romance
Author: Dan Kolbet
Don't Wait For Me

Edwin Klein’s iconic downtown toy store is hanging by a thread. The end is near, but he won’t accept it. The store is all he has left of his wife and he can’t let it go. Failure and loss have led him to a dark place.

After a chance encounter with a shoplifter, he stumbles upon the help of Amelia Cook, who is struggling with her own loss. Through one holiday season the two of them hatch a plan to save the store and in turn touch the lives of everyone they know.

What follows is a wonderful, but tragic tale of love, loss and new beginnings.

Alaska Bound

Biographies & Memoirs > Adventurers & Explorers
Author: Tammy Jones
ALASKA BOUND: One man's dream...One woman's nightmare!

This exhilarating tale will take you on an unforgettable journey of fear, determination and triumph as Tom Jones’ dream to experience Alaska lures him and his wife from the sleepy coastal town of Raymond, Washington to the sun baked slopes of northeastern Oregon and ultimately to the pristine wilderness of The Last Frontier.

Author Tammy Jones has gone from bank teller to builder with a few career changes in between. Her honest and direct revelations will transport you to another world where she courageously takes on challenges that will both surprise and delight you. Her story about real-life experiences is a “must-have” for the adventurous soul.

Passion’s Tide

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Sarah West
Passion's Tide

Amber, a strong-willed girl, is struck by tragedy when she loses her mother, the person shielding her from the world’s cruelty. It’s 1714 in Boston, Mass., and the death of Amber’s mom is not the only factor that threatens her stable life; her father’s secretive will puts her inheritance in jeopardy. Afraid that her money will go to her envious and greedy uncle, she sails to England to find the thing that will save her future: an honorable husband with a suitable title. Amber’s luck takes an even a worse turn when her ship is attacked by Imperial Shadow, the infamous pirate ship.

Stepping Stones

Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > Anthologies
Author: Steve Gannon
Stepping Stones

Award-Winning Stories From Bestselling Author Steve Gannon . . .

What do a Las Vegas insomniac, an amateur inventor whose tinkering triggers a war, a boy with a strange and terrible gift, a medical researcher who discovers the secret of eternal life, a beautiful woman in a coma, and a homicidal rock climber all have in common?

Counting Down

Romance > Paranormal
Author: Lilah Boone
Counting Down (An End of the World Love Story)

Artist Abigail Conelly begins questioning her life when she discovers her long time boyfriend hasn’t exactly been faithful. Soon after, apocalyptic nightmares fill her nights with ancient prophecies and impending doom. As news reports from all over the globe start reporting disaster, Abby realizes her dreams are becoming reality. In the hopes of surviving, she flees to her family farm in Kansas where an old fallout shelter is buried underground.

Upon her arrival she meets Kyle Windstone, a very unusual Mid-west farmer with equally unusual abilities. Immediately they are drawn to each other by a greater purpose neither of them fully understands. Together they will learn what it takes to survive and find the courage to love along the way.

Copywriting For The Rest Of Us

Marketing & Sales > Advertising
Author: Mike Shreeve
Copywriting For The Rest Of Us (Marketing For The Rest Of Us)

Words sell.

Knowing how to string together sentences that will have your prospecting begging to buy your product or service isn’t just a skill reserved for the highly trained copy “gurus” – YOU CAN WRITE COPY TOO!

In this, the second book in the Marketing For The Rest Of Series, you will be taken through a step-by-step process on how to craft your very own high converting sales page without the need of hiring an expensive copywriter.

Copywriting doesn’t have to be hard. It is a craft, and as such there are certain tools and formulas that you can use on a regular basis to create both long copy and short copy that will have your prospect eating out of your hand.

The Black Mile

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
Author: Mark Dawson
The Black Mile (Soho Noir Thrillers, #1)

Best-selling author Mark Dawson makes his stunning Kindle debut with a thriller that has earned multiple “5-star” rave reviews from readers in the UK and US.

London, 1940: the Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for fifty-seven nights. Houses, shops and entire streets are wiped from the map. The underworld is in flux: the Italian criminals who dominated the West End have been interned and now their rivals are fighting to replace them. Meanwhile, hidden in the shadows, the Black-Out Ripper sharpens his knife and sets to his grisly work.

As the Ripper stalks the terrified streets, the three men discover that his handiwork is not quite what it seems.

Ayiti

Religious Fiction > Romance
Author: Vacirca Vaughn
Ayiti

In the first half of this epic Christian romance novel, Dr. Ayiti Jean-Pierre is determined to travel back to the homeland that is her namesake,Ayiti–or “Haiti,” as it is known in English. When she was seven-years-old, Ayiti and her family were forced to flee the beautiful island to escape the political turmoil and poverty that was beginning to bring misery to the Haitian people. Once her family moved to New York, Ayiti never quite got over the feeling of being displaced.

Price of a Bounty

Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: S. L. Wallace
Price of a Bounty (Reliance on Citizens Makes Us Great!)

Keira Maddock lives in a dark future in which the Elite have everything, and everyone else suffers. She is a survivor. Out of necessity, she has become a skilled seductress, thief and bounty hunter – a Freelancer. When a typical job goes awry, it changes everything. Alliances are formed, long kept secrets are revealed and lives are forever changed.

In book one of the Reliance on Citizens trilogy, S.L. Wallace introduces a world divided in which not everyone is who he seems to be. In a seamless blend of action, sci-fi, romance and political suspense, we are encouraged to consider the bonds that makes us human.

On an Edge of Glass

Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women
Author: Autumn Doughton
On an Edge of Glass

You can’t plan for everything… That’s what Ellie Glass realizes after she has a chance encounter with a young musician. Long-haired, a bit scruffy, and undeniably sexy, he’s the exact opposite of her “type,” but now Ellie can’t stop thinking about him. When fate intervenes and the two are thrown together, Ellie gets more than she bargained for. Pretty soon she finds herself feeling and doing things that she never thought were possible.

The Busy Woman’s Guide to Getting Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous

Personal Health > Women’s Health
Author: Daniel Wallen
The Busy Woman's Guide to Getting Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous

Includes updated and expanded material, plus brand new content about: principles of proper nutrition, and the importance of consistency in fitness training, a home workout routine for full body fat loss, and the Mind + Body Make-Over: a five-day-series of action plans that will help you apply the principles of mindfulness in your life.

Do you want to be fit, fierce, and fabulous? If so, you’re welcome to take Daniel’s hand and join him on a Grand Fitness Adventure.

Angel Dance

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: M. D. Grayson
Angel Dance (Danny Logan Mystery #1)

Gina Fiore – beautiful Seattle heiress has vanished. A foreign drug cartel and a Chicago organized crime family are looking.
Can Danny Logan rescue her before the noose closes?

The Beast Within

Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Jonathan Yanez
The Beast Within (The Elite Series)

Once eighteen-year-old Connor Moore stumbles across an almost human species, he is faced with history’s darkest secret, a daunting future, and a love life he can’t even begin to explain.

Concealed throughout the pages of time, there has been a powerful race of human-like creatures manipulating mankind. This Elite race is made up of five ruling families, who have obeyed The Law and remained content to keep their identities a mystery. Now after centuries of secrecy, an ancient foe is forcing them out of hiding.

When a dark-haired mystery woman named Laren crosses Connor’s path his life is turned upside down. Soon Connor is taken on a heart-pounding journey that leads to a startling discovery of who he really is and a daunting future of what he is to become.

The Tesla Secret

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Alex Lukeman
The Tesla Secret (The Project: Book Five)

Plans for a devastating weapon invented by Nikola Tesla fall into the hands of a centuries-old conspiracy bent on world domination. Powerful men will stop at nothing to use the weapon to achieve their goal, even at the risk of nuclear war.

Nick Carter works for the Project, the shadow hand of the US President. Selena Connor is his teammate and lover. Their relationship is tested to the breaking point as they are forced to question their commitment to each
other and to the violent life they have chosen.
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