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Drummer Boy: A Supernatural Thriller

Drummer Boy: A Supernatural Thriller

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A thriller from the international bestselling author of McFALL and THE RED CHURCH. One misfit kid is all that stands between an Appalachian Mountain town and a chilling supernatural force.

"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares. My advice? Buy everything he writes." - Bentley Little, The Haunted

"Scott Nicholson knows the territory. Follow him at your own risk." - Stewart O'Nan, A Face in the Crowd

DRUMMER BOY: A Supernatural Thriller

On an Appalachian Mountain ridge, young Vernon Ray Davis hears the rattling of a snare drum deep inside a cave known as “The Jangling Hole,” and the wind carries a whispered name. According to legend, the Hole is home to a group of Civil War soldiers buried by a long-ago avalanche. Everyone, especially Vernon Ray's dad, laughs at him...because he's different.

On the eve of an annual Civil War re-enactment, the town of Titusville prepares for a mock battle. But inside the Hole, disturbed spirits are rising from their dark slumber, and one of them is heading home.

And Vernon Ray stands between the battle lines of the living and the dead, caught between a world where he doesn't a belong and world from which he can never return...


Scott Nicholson is author of the AFTER series, THE HOME, LIQUID FEAR, DISINTEGRATION, CREATIVE SPIRIT, THE SKULL RING, SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD, and many more thrillers.

"Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, Rot And Ruin
"He has entered a literary shadow land between Ray Bradbury and Neil Gaiman."--Sharyn McCrumb, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

"Scott Nicholson understands that the best horror novels achieve primal fear through a combination of sustained atmosphere, richly drawn characters, and believable if uncanny evils that draw unholy power from everyday lives."--Christopher Ransom, author of The Birthing House

"A master of atmospheric suspense." --Eric Wilson, NY Times bestselling novelist

Cajun Hot - a full-length contemporary super-steamy Louisiana romance

Cajun Hot - a full-length contemporary super-steamy Louisiana romance

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NIKITA BLACK is the pseudonym of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Bruhns.

In the primitive wilds of the South Louisiana swamps, the hot-blooded Cajun Cherchat brothers take lost photographer Sahara Jensen captive, thinking to use her soft, warm flesh for their—and her—pleasure. But when one of them unwittingly falls in love with the woman, who then is the captor, and who is really the prisoner...?

Sahara Jensen has ventured far out into the bayou, on assignment to photograph an elusive orchid. Instead she finds the gorgeous Cherchat brothers. Or rather, they find her. When the two mysterious strangers offer to lead her out of the swamp, what choice does she have?

Handsome as sin with the devil’s own imagination, Jacque Cherchat embodies every woman's secret fantasies, and he knows it. With infinite skill and determination—not to mention delicious Cajun food—he sets out to seduce his beautiful captive. But he could never imagine the outcome of this night of forbidden erotic pleasures...

Praise for CAJUN HOT:

"I do not recommend reading this book in public. That wicked grin on your face or that glazed look in your eyes, just might give you away."

"...If you want a superbly written erotic romance...this is definitely a very highly recommended book..."

"Women who enjoy their sex heated and their men alpha will devour this spicy concoction."

"Nikita Black not only tells a wildly erotic tale of captive/captor, but she weaves a wonderful romance in with the erotically sensual tale. What a magician this storyteller is. I'm hooked on anything written by Nikita Black!"

Memory's Wake (Memory's Wake Trilogy Book 1)

Memory's Wake (Memory's Wake Trilogy Book 1)

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She doesn't belong in this fairy tale land.

'Memory' is having a bad day. Torn through a magical portal. Her past unknown, stolen.

She has no idea how much worse things will get. The only thing she knows is she has to run.

A dragon hunts her.
The fairies despise her.
The king wants her soul.

And a wild man follows her in the shadows…

Memory will do anything to get back home, wherever that is, but unexplainable forces and dangerous secrets push her toward a fate darker than she ever imagined.

Will she survive learning the truth?

Victorian style, fairy tale creatures, and Arthurian lore combine in this unforgettable tale.

Memory's Wake is the first book in this complete young adult fantasy trilogy, perfect for readers seeking a unique story full of intrigue, unexpected twists and high-stakes action.

Get your copy of this spellbinding page-turner today.


A Deceit to Die For

A Deceit to Die For

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A mysterious letter hidden in an old manuscript…
Merciless assassins determined to recover it…
An ordinary family fighting to survive…

When history professor Ian O’Brien purchases an old collection of letters and books, he unknowingly steps into the world of a shadowy organization. His family is soon caught up in a web of intrigue and deceit spun out of a 16th century Muslim conspiracy that somebody still wants to keep secret. This powerful and ruthless group will stop at nothing to recover the document. Events spin out of control, tragedy strikes and the quest for answers begins. Facing impossible odds, they race against time to discover the truth and save their loved ones. In the process, they learn just how powerful and enduring a lie can be.

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Meticulously researched and drawing on historical facts, Luke Montgomery’s fast-paced, thought-provoking thriller exposes the dark history behind the cultural and religious challenges we face today. This explosive and courageous debut novel forces us to grapple with issues of identity and faith. In the words of one reviewer, “Never again will you utter the words ‘gospel truth’ without thinking of this book.”

Paths to Divinity

Paths to Divinity

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An archaeologist gone mad describes the unearthed secrets that drove him to insanity. The tables turn on a 'tender-hearted' serial killer who truly loves his victims. A mortally wounded German soldier contemplates the futility of war and love lost in the company of a tennis-obsessed Grim Reaper. A slain Spartan king is awakened by The Furies and finds his vengeance. A little girl stumbles upon a mythical garden and finds within herself the world's salvation. Paths to Divinity offers tales grotesque and wonderful from the mind of author Joseph DiCristofano. Open this tome, and savor a journey filled with horror, magic, fear, and hope. Escape the trappings of normalcy and embrace your imagination....

The Covert Element (James Becker Suspense/Thriller Series Book 3)

The Covert Element (James Becker Suspense/Thriller Series Book 3)

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BY A USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR.

SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Readers Favorite Book Awards 2011 & 2012.

“I loved this book, I couldn't put my Kindle down! I can't wait to read more of this author's works. This book was so intriguing and suspenseful and best of all WELL WRITTEN.” Amazon Review.

“An intelligent thriller that weaves the echoes of recent events into a lively narrative. Plotted deftly, this is a recommended read for all who appreciate stories in the vein of Clancy and Flynn.” Ryne D. Pearson, Bestselling Author of Simple Simon (which became the movie, Mercury Rising)

“This is a well-plotted and exceptionally written and researched thriller. Betcher tells a convincing story and yet manages to keep the violence and coarse language to a minimum and thus ensures a wide and satisfied audience. All the players are brought together as Betcher builds momentum and suspense for a satisfying ending that will leave you entertained and excited for the next episode. The book stands alone well, but I dare you to read this one without needing to quickly purchase The Missing Element (book 1) and The 19th Element (book 2). Highly Recommended. READERS CHOICE REVIEWS.

“This novel tells a complicated tale of revenge that comes to those who wait.” Marty Dodge for Book Pleasures.

“Follow the potential life of one Mexican-American individual who dedicated his life to eliminating the Drug Cartels. John Betcher's choice to use this character is intriguing, allowing us to see into the heart of many Mexicans who are just as concerned, and maybe even more so, about the influence of drugs in the United States and throughout the world. I commend John for this effort and look forward to future important books in this series. Highly recommended.” GA Bixler for REVIEWERS ROUNDUP.

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Former military intelligence operative, James “Beck” Becker and his CIA code-cracking wife, Beth, have retired to Beck’s hometown of Red Wing, Minnesota. Their retirement has already proven more exhilarating than they’d expected.

But they could never have anticipated the new source of crime and intrigue in their small community. A Mexican drug cartel has set up shop a few miles down the road. And they’re not just selling. The new meth production facility is the largest north of the Rio Grande.

To complicate matters further, Terry “Bull” Red Feather’s former comrade-in-arms has come to visit. And he’s on a mission. His decades-long assault on the cartels is coming to a head. His plan is to blow up the drug plant . . . if he can find it. He wants Bull to help.

The Beckers’ challenge? To dismantle cartel operations before a full-blown drug war breaks out in Red Wing.

THE COVERT ELEMENT has the characters you love, battling the cartels you'll learn to despise.

Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy

Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy

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Marie Marley is the author of Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer’s and Joy. This book tells the powerful 30-year love story of a young American woman and a delightfully colorful, wickedly eccentric Romanian gentleman and scholar, interspersed with advice and inspiration for Alzheimer’s caregivers everywhere.

In addition to being a compelling love story, this award-winning memoir shows how one woman solved several specific problems that typically arise when caring for a person with dementia.

Alzheimer’s caregivers who have read the book say it helped them very much. Former caregivers say they wish they’d read it when they were caregivers.

Come Back Early Today will make you laugh; it will make you cry. If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s it will give you inspiration and advice. But mostly it will give you hope and it will help you see that there can be happiness – even joy – amid the darkness of dementia.

The book was a finalist in the Santa Fe Writer’s Project Literary Awards, Eric Hoffer First Horizon Awards, Readers Choice competition, Editors and Writers International Awards, and Indie Excellence Awards. The Foreword was written by Gregg Warshaw, MD, Past President of the American Geriatrics Society. Go to www.ComeBackEarlyToday.com to read the first two chapters for free.

Marie’s website (www.ComeBackEarlyToday.com) contains a wealth of information for Alzheimer’s caregivers. She can be reached at Marie@ComeBackEarlyToday.com/


Warrior's Bride: a full-length sexy and emotional contemporary Native American romance (The Warriors Book 1)

Warrior's Bride: a full-length sexy and emotional contemporary Native American romance (The Warriors Book 1)

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Nina Bruhns presents her #16 NYT bestseller, the emotional love story of two lonely people who confront the vast differences of two cultures...and find their soul mates.

He’s a stranger living in two worlds…

The last thing in the world Coleton Lonetree expects to find at the Cardinal Ranch Powwow is the love of his life. But when he takes the guilelessly sensual tourist woman into his arms and kisses her, he knows she is exactly what has been missing from his empty existence. He is determined to make her his for all time, and stakes his claim in the most elemental of ways.

She’s the bridge that makes him whole…

In the space of twenty-four incredible hours, Katarina ‘Rini’ Herelius finds herself hopelessly in love with an exotic mystery-man with no name or face, and pregnant with his child. More than anything she wants to keep him and her baby, but life has a way of playing the cruelest tricks…

Warrior’s Bride is the winner of the 2001 Dorothy Parker Award and debuted at #6 on the national Waldenbooks Bestseller List

Child of Silence (Bo Bradley Series Book 1)

Child of Silence (Bo Bradley Series Book 1)

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In Child of Silence, the first award-winning Bo Bradley Mystery, a wise old Paiute woman finds a four-year-old boy tied to a mattress in an abandoned shack in the hills above San Diego. Child abuse investigator Bo Bradley gets the case. Staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children assume the boy is mentally impaired because he cannot talk, but Bo remembers a little sister named Laurie. She knows that the boy, like Laurie, is deaf.

Complicating things is Bo’s manic depressive disorder, a troubling but occasionally valuable problem for which she always, well sometimes, takes her meds. The prime directive in Bo's job is "Don't become emotionally involved with the child!" But the little boy is so bright inside his silence, and so alone. Bo feels the ominous first ripples of an oncoming manic episode and grabs her meds, but they won't have much effect for weeks and the child is in danger now!

Risking her job and ultimately her life in a perhaps-delusional race to protect a four-year-old whose only word is his own name - "Weppo" - Bo finds herself alone with the child in a desert night fraught with terrors as she tries to reach an imagined safety among the Paiute. But political intrigue, desperate secrets and a relentless evil lurk in every shadow of a moonlit landscape in which Bo has only her own intense and uncanny perceptions as guide. She knows she's "crazy," but sometimes crazy sees what rational cannot. And "crazy" is now Weppo's only chance for a life!

“A sensationally fine first novel… breathtakingly well-told…”The Los Angeles Times

I'm Only Human After All: A Story about Bullying (The Empowerment Series Book 1)

I'm Only Human After All: A Story about Bullying (The Empowerment Series Book 1)

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What do you do if you find yourself suddenly, and without provocation, the target of high school aggression, relentless insults, and painful isolation? Such is the dilemma of teenager Alex Rogers, the main character in I’m Only Human After All, the thought-provoking, absorbing novel inspired by the real-life trials of the author by the same name. In this penetrating story, Rogers draws from his personal experiences to offer invaluable insight to students, teachers, and parents everywhere on today’s increasingly common, and highly damaging, instances of bullying and cyber-bullying. The novel’s poignant, reflective first-person narrative details all that bullied young adults confront, casting crucial new light on this timely topic to enable individuals to cope with this pervasive problem. I’m Only Human After All also represents the debut work of fiction in the ongoing "Empowerment" series based on the author’s life that surrounds topics relevant today.

Doors

Doors

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A mother teaches her son a very special and positive coping technique. Derrick learns how to use it brilliantly. He then communicates with a boy in Kenya and teaches him about his doors. Doors opened the door to a friendship between two boys on different sides of the world.

Stress Relief Today: 297 Simple Techniques to Manage and Relieve Stress and Anxiety (Heal Your Body the Natural Way)

Stress Relief Today: 297 Simple Techniques to Manage and Relieve Stress and Anxiety (Heal Your Body the Natural Way)

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Stress can be a killer, don't let it do it's damage on you and your family...

Learn why many of the most horrible diseases are caused by something that you can avoid...

And that you can avoid without the pills that have side effects sometimes worse than the disease itself.

Stress Relief Today is based on a survey taken recently where 300 Americans were asked what kinds of stress they suffered from, and how they relieved it.

Nothing was held back, and typical methods of stress relief ranged from obvious techniques like deep breathing, meditation, and exercise to more individualized methods like spending time with animals, sex, music, prayer, volunteer work, crying, hobbies, and many more.

There are bound to be many techniques that will help you conquer this silent killer, and that can be implemented instantly.

Stress is currently regarded as the number one killer in our society today. It has been associated with the top six causes of death: cancer, cardiovascular disease, lung disorders, cirrhosis of the liver, accidents, and suicide.

It can also contribute to insomnia, migraines, sexual dysfunction, hair loss, acne, depression, and much more. It is often overlooked by medical professionals who treat the symptoms with pills, rather than the root cause (stress).

Even worse, stress can be the indirect cause of wrecked relationships and even job loss due to decreased productivity.

Yes, everyone has stress on a daily basis, but we can bring it under control simply, without resorting to pills, before it results in the above devastating effects.

In Stress Relief Today: 297 Simple Techniques to Manage and Relieve Stress Today, D. K. Jefferson examines the various types of stress, and the universally common stressors. He gives practical advice for managing, reducing, and dealing with the things in our lives that keep us in a state of stress.

Before stress can be managed, however, it must be identified. A simple exercise for identifying and labeling the things that cause you stress is provided in Chapter 3: Managing and Treating Stress.

The author also shares the results of a comprehensive survey of Americans who candidly discuss their own stressors, and the steps they take to manage them. The quotes from the survey respondents are incredibly moving and inspiring.

With this book, you no longer have to suffer in silence. You're sure to find a technique or combination of techniques that will help you get control of the stress in your life.

Goodbye To All That by Judith ArnoldKindle Daily Deal: Goodbye To All That

Ruth Bendel loves her family but hates her life. When her last nerve snaps, she gets an apartment and a new life. How will her pampered family survive? They’re all about to learn how much courage and humor it takes to redefine who they are in their family.

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Pie-Rits: A Pirate Adventure by Julia Dweck and Fian ArroyoKindle Kids Daily Deal: Pie-Rits: A Pirate Adventure

Ahoy and avast ye, lads and lassies! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and lest you find yourselves marooned with nothing to read, today’s kids-book deal is no hornswaggle, if you fathom our meaning. (Available on Kindle Fire, Kindle Cloud Reader, Kindle for iPad, and Kindle for Android.)

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