Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Judas Line by Mark Everett Stone

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Title - The Judas Line
Author - Mark Everett Stone (http://markeverettstone.com/)

Amazon description -
Jude Oliver hails from a long line of assassins. Tired of his family’s treachery and wanting more from life than power, he escapes with their secret weapon, the Silver—an ancient artifact so potent, so evil, that it could plunge mankind into a permanent state of ruin and despair. After fifteen years on the run, Jude receives a surprise visit from a cousin who planned to murder him to obtain the family treasure. So begins Jude’s desperate quest to find another artifact powerful enough to destroy the Silver. His traveling companion is an unlikely friend, Mike Engle—a Catholic priest who found his calling on the brutal sands of Iraq. In the course of their journey, the two men clash with evil in many forms. Mike learns the details of Jude’s incredible history and the family secret that reaches back 2,000 years. Before their final, earth-shattering battle, the duo will find surprising allies and the strength to carry on against seemingly insurmountable odds. Will the lessons Jude has learned about love, friendship and sacrifice be enough save him from his family and his destiny?

E-book currently available for $4.95 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 2/2/2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Music Within by Fae Clifton

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Title - The Music Within
Author - Fae Clifton

Amazon description -
Two meetings: chance or fate? When recently engaged, singing scholarship student Rachel Clement accepted free tickets to the opera she never realised it would change her humdrum life forever. 
At interval she met her destiny: the tall stranger with the sea-blue eyes who looked deep into her soul and made her feel more alive, more sensuous than ever before. That night, as her control-freak fiancĂ© Ian went through the motions, she thought only of a man whose name she didn’t know and, through him, glimpsed the joy of fulfillment that she hadn’t known existed. But there were consequences: something quickened deep within her and despite her careful precautions, she became pregnant. 
Alone because of her decision to keep the baby, Rachel must make a life for them both. Her dream of opera stardom had receded long before the pregnancy anyway, as Ian belittled her talent and damaged her spirit almost beyond repair. Under Ian's influence, her voice has dwindled away along with her shattered confidence. 
Two years later, stranded when her car breaks down on a blazing hot Australian summer day, the stranger returns. He is Conor MacAllister, one of the richest men in Australia. But Rachel is not the same girl who looked into Conor’s eyes that night at the opera; she is now the single mother of a baby girl and is determined that no matter what, little Beth will always be her priority. Can she trust the rich, cultured and successful Conor not to relegate her child to second best? If she accepts him into her life, can she guarantee that Beth, already rejected by her biological father, will never be anyone’s ‘poor relation’? 
Conor and Rachel experience the heights of ecstasy together—but is it enough to build a lasting relationship? His skilful, passionate loving releases something more within her, as her long-dormant singing voice, stifled by fear and self-doubt before, quickens into life. Conor has unleashed the music within Rachel. But is ecstasy enough?

E-book currently available for $1.99 at Amazon here.
Update : Finished reading on 1/27/2012

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

All Due Respect by Vicki Hinze

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Title - All Due Respect
Author - Vicki Hinze (http://vickihinze.com/)

From Publishers Weekly

Hinze (Acts of Honor) has crafted a diverting, romantic thriller. Dr. Julia Warner-Hyde can't seem to escape the clutches of her abusive ex-husband, Karl, who nearly killed her three years before. Even in prison, Karl's threats are still real. When Julia's old lab partner, the kind and handsome Dr. Seth Holt, seeks her out in Grace, the small Alabama town in which the former rocket scientist is now teaching the first grade, she is torn. Should she risk leaving the safety of Grace to secure a top-secret project (the details of which may have been leaked to the highest bidder)? Julia knows that Seth's concern that millions of Americans' lives could be lost is not an exaggeration, but she is unsure whether she can trust him. How can she avoid explaining why she disappeared three years ago without a word? Will the Two West Freedom Coalition, a well-funded terrorist organization, manage to obtain the final pieces to the advanced technology that would allow it to hold the U.S. hostage? And will Karl find her? These questions interspersed throughout Julia's thoughts as she goes on with her day-to-day dutiesAare answered in the novel's exciting plot. (Oct.)
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E-book currently available for $8.76 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 1/25/2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter Sparrow by Estevan Vega

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Title - Winter Sparrow
Author - Estevan Vega (http://www.estevanvega.com/)

Amazon description -
“I’ll grow wings all by myself.”

Mary is a young artist about to enter a new chapter in her life. After years of waiting and searching, she has finally found true love. She’s also just discovered that her fiancĂ© Joshua has inherited his father’s rundown countryside mansion. To add to the rising pressure, her wedding day is so close she can practically hear the music. All she has to do is accept what the future holds. Accept…and be happy.

But something’s missing.

As the seasons change, her doubts turn to fears, and her fears become reality. Through struggle and loss, the love she once possessed for Joshua transforms into contempt. When Mary is confronted with a magical escape, the life she has and the life she dreams of will collide, awakening a mysterious change within. But no choice comes without cost, and each one will draw her closer to the truth.

At times both beautiful and haunting, Winter Sparrow dares you to step into a world where eternity is a moment and every breath is a second chance. The fantasy begins….

E-book currently available for $2.99 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading 1/22/2013