A career soldier who survived a deadly riot in Cairo, and a reclusive mythology expert from Montana, race against time to find the product of ancient myths and legends that’s cutting a bloody path across the continent.
This discovery leads him to elicit the help of his crazy Uncle Ulus, who is not so crazy after all, and it leads him to the lovely Cassandra. She’s not just beautiful, pretty and kind, but there’s something “magical” about her, too. Throw in some intergalactic bad guys with superpowers, an underground shelter, and the metamorphosis that’s happening with Joe every time he places his hands or eyes on that mysterious box, and buckle up for the ride of the twenty-first century….
One snowy evening, a stranger with a horribly scarred face stomps on the porch of Stella Hunter’s house, holding her latest book of myths and legends. He points to the bloody fingerprints of the book’s now deceased owner, marking a passage of the Peacetaker myth. When she asks how he came by the book, he tells her he took the controversial book from the lifeless hand of a traffic fatality in Cairo. And suddenly, Stella could swear that somewhere a clock started ticking down to doomsday. After all, the fate of humanity depends on whether she was right or wrong when she wrote her infamous book.
Can you escape the wrath of the Spirits?
Sandy Jacobs and Ben Rush are back on the trail of another mystery. The head archaeologist in charge of excavating an important Anasazi ruin on Pueblo land turns up dead. The San Sebastian people, long opposed to the dig because of its potential to disturb a sacred site, believe their ancestors were behind this murder. They want the excavation immediately shut down and sealed off.
Sandy and Ben turn to the police for answers to these questions, but they are of little help and might be protecting the authorities. Unable to sit by and do nothing, Sandy is again thrust into the role of detective, but without Ben’s backing. She’s determined to discover who stands to benefit from the archaeologist’s death, even though Ben isn’t so certain it’s a who, but rather a what. Cultural differences they’d put to rest arise anew and marital conflicts surface to complicate an already complex situation.
Are the ancestors truly opposed to the excavation and willing to wreak havoc? Will Sandy be able to discover the person…or spirit…behind the crime before it is too late? And, in the midst of all the confusion and contention, will whoever is responsible for the crime strike again?
While fiction about the 1950s Civil Rights era is far from rare, few capture the period and struggles from the perspective of a white child.
A storm is brewing in the all-but-forgotten back country of Kentucky. And, for young Orbie Ray, the swirling heavens may just have the power to tear open his family’s darkest secrets. Then Like the Blind Man tells the story of a white youth cast aside in the segregated South of the 1950s, and the forces he must overcome to restore order to his world.
Nine-year-old Orbie already has his cross to bear. After the death of his father, his mother Ruby has off and married Victor, a slick-talking man with a snake tattoo. Orbie hates his stepfather more than he can stand, a fact that lands him at his grandparents’ place in Harlan’s Crossroads, Kentucky. Orbie grudgingly adjusts to life with his doting Granny and carping Granpaw, who are a bit too keen on their black neighbors for Orbie’s taste, not to mention the local Pentecostal congregation of snake handlers. Soon, however, he finds his worldviews changing, particularly when it comes to matters of race, religion and the true cause of his father’s death.
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Cat and mouse
“I did something I shouldn’t have done,” Hoodie said, smiling. “I stole Nora’s cat.”
“Is that what the kids are calling it these days?” Mike asked.
Hoodie laughed. “No! I stole her cat. You know, a cat – a grown kitten. He looked skinny and there was no food in his dish. Nora said he ran out of cat food, but she let him outside to hunt mice. I told Nora I’d take the cat, but she wanted to sell him to me. That was Saturday. Sunday morning I went to her apartment, opened the door and the cat came to me.”
“Awww,” Barb purred. “What’s the cat’s name?”
“Mouse,” Hoodie said with a chuckle. “I gave Mouse to Kitty. She just loves him.”
“So now he’s Kitty’s cat, Mouse,” Barb pointed out.
“I feel bad about stealing Mouse, but I doubt Nora will miss him. If she does, I’ll have to pay her, and I know what she’ll do with the money,” Hoodie said with a sigh.
Today I will accept doing the right thing can bring complications.
A WWII mystery based on actual events Greece and the Aegean Sea have been the stage for countless legends of war and adventure. In 1944, the Germans pledged to leave the Greek Jews in peace in exchange for a head tax. The ransom was paid but the Germans herded the Jews to the death camps just the same.
That’s when an OSS commando parachuted into occupied Greece. The soldier, a Greek himself, turned the Nazi plot on its head then disappeared with the loot.
Seventy years later, the soldier’s grandson searches for the truth, his father’s murderer, and the fabulous missing fortune bringing the decades-old mystery to an explosive conclusion.
The Nomad slaughtered his girlfriend and framed him for murder. Now, Billy Gamble, a drifter turned fugitive, will stop at nothing to find and exact his revenge on the sadistic serial killer traveling the world and sowing chaos wherever he goes. His search for the nomad will take Billy to the exotic islands of Thailand, the old colonial towns of Malaysia and into the darkest jungles of Borneo. But the real question is… who is hunting whom and why? To find the answers, Billy must delve into the mind of a madman and question his own sanity.
Two strangers escaped to the heart of Ecuador to make the world a better place, having sworn off the possibility of love… until disaster brings them together. Jane Russell is certain she’s had enough heartbreak for one lifetime, and love is the last thing on her mind when she arrives in Ecuador to study the cats on the local jaguar preservation. Devon McAlister, the wealthy and handsome son of a well-known corporate mogul, has broken his share of hearts, but he found a new purpose in life when he opened a fair trade rose plantation in Ecuador. When the jaguar preservation comes under attack by what appears to be a group of angry locals, Jane’s search for the missing animals leads her to Devon’s backyard. As they sort through the destruction, an unexpected visit by a charming yet secretive U.S. senator reveals the identity and motives of the attackers to be much more sinister than she could have ever imagined. Through it all, Jane finds her desire for Devon growing stronger. But will she ever be able to trust him enough to truly love?
Stella Hunter has stumbled onto an archeological find of a lifetime. If her suspicions are correct, her tanked career will come out of cold storage and heat up like a rocket and professional redemption will be hers! The Legend of the Peacetaker is true and now she can prove it. The only thing is…she’ll have to live to tell the tale.
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A sinister plot to control the Thoroughbred racing industry has hatched in the Middle East, and is destroying the equine bloodlines of Kentucky.
Is the villainous plot sounding the death knell for the horse racing industry? Can the efforts and passions of Tucker Flannery, manager of Fairhaven Farm, and Doctor Gwendolyn Gardot, a research microbiologist with the Kentucky Equine Research Center, interpret the ravenous disturbance in time to restore the noble breed to its kingly reign?
A globe-trotting story of brotherly hatred, revenge, murder, passion, and the overwhelming love of horses.
Did giants actually once roam the earth? College graduate student Ty Larson’s life gets turned upside down when he becomes caught up in an age-old conspiracy after stumbling onto a lost civilization only briefly mentioned in the Bible. As he uncovers mounting evidence tying these ancient inhabitants to the colossal stone structures scattered across the planet, others with more sinister goals begin to emerge whose aspirations remain a mystery. From the timeworn ruins in the high mountains of Bolivia and Peru to the massive megaliths in Baalbek, Lebanon to the Great Pyramid itself, Ty unknowingly inches ever closer to unearthing the disturbing truth of the history of mankind.
Although this novel is fiction, it’s based on factual events, Biblical scripture, texts found in the Dead Sea scrolls omitted from the Bible, and many other legends from around the world that millions believe to be true.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Thrilling Scandinavian mystery
From an international best-selling author
Anchorage, Alaska: A prominent Danish volcano scientist, Asger Vad and his wife and son, are found shot on the outskirts of the city.
The killer has placed the victims around a table on which there is a doll house with four small dolls and a pile of volcano ashes. However, one person is missing at the table.
The Family’s 11-year-old daughter has disappeared from the house, and a massive search starts. Has she run away, or did the killer take her? Also, what secrets do the family keep?
Inspector Daniel Trokic is sent to Alaska to participate in the investigation. He teams up with the half native detective Angie Johnson, and their hunt for an insane killer and the missing daughter begins.
Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney with a client accused of murdering a judge’s wife. As the story progresses, the judge whose wife was murdered suddenly tries to hire Michael Gresham for himself. New revelations have the judge backed into a corner in this legal and financial thriller. Can an attorney battle the system and win the notorious case other lawyers turned down? Can Michael Gresham turn the tables on those who would see him dead? And who is going to pay for the injury and disfigurement they left him with?
Prepare to be scared! Horrifying mystery from an Amazon ALL-star Best-selling author. Ian Marks is terrified of ghosts. Especially of the one that has just moved into his shed in the back yard of his house in New Orleans. Everyone else thinks he is just a drunk, but when his girlfriend is killed at night by a man with an axe, he knows he was right to be afraid. Mary Mills and Joey Wilson are on a road trip to New Orleans to find their son, Salter. Mary’s brother has been spotted there and, together with her ex-husband, she is willing to fight Blake to get her son back. The question is whether Joey and Mary can find a way to work together again, when they have a hard time even speaking with one another. Will they be able to save Salter in time? Meanwhile, a vicious killer who calls himself The Axeman is holding the city of New Orleans captive. A copycat killer who slaughters people in their beds with an axe much like the original Axeman did almost a hundred years ago. He claims to be an evil demon and only the ones who play jazz music will be spared. Soon, the music will sound louder than ever from every open window in the old city. Careful Little Eyes is the highly anticipated fourth installment of Willow Rose’s popular series revolving around the Cocoa Beach friends who call themselves the Seventh Street Crew. It’s a creepy story bound to make your skin crawl and tug on your heartstrings at the same time. Like only Willow Rose can serve it.
Another gripping serial killer thriller from the Queen of Scream. Young girls are being kidnapped and so are their mothers. They are being bought and sold as slaves. Behind these kidnappings stands a ghostly person who calls himself the Boxer. He finds the girls and their mothers online, where he stalks and chats with the girls until he decides who to pick up and sell. A new reign of terror has fallen on the unsuspecting residents of Cocoa Beach. They think their worst nightmare is the environmental catastrophe causing the thousands of dead fish in the river until the first body turns up among the dead fish. Mary Mills’ personal life is in chaos. She is trying to balance being a divorced mother and dealing with the presence of her ex-husband’s new girlfriend in her, and especially her son’s, life. Mary gets on the trail of the disappearing mothers and daughters, and when she finally thinks she has it all figured out, it becomes clear that nothing is what it seems. Meanwhile, Mary’s brother Blake is preparing an attack on her, and before she knows it, she is the one who desperately needs the help from her friends in the 7th Street Crew. Every bit as pulse-pounding as her other books You Can’t Hide, delivers further proof that Willow Rose is the most addictive thriller writer around. The fourth book Careful Little Eyes will be released in the fall of 2016.
From the Amazon ALL-star Bestselling author Willow Rose – HIT THE ROAD JACK: Ben should be in school. It’s Monday morning but his parents haven’t woken up yet after a night of heavy drinking. Ben waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today’s field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he’s not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids’ field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed. With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game. – SLIP OUT THE BACK JACK: They take turns with the knife, cutting their thumbs open. A drop of blood lands on the dark wooden table. Eyes meet across the room. All four thumbs are pressed against each other one by one. Blood is shared, secrets buried. Years later a brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd at a movie theater in Miami and sends a chill through the entire nation. When human remains are discovered in the dense forest next to a biking trail in Brevard County, it is only the beginning of a series of gruesome murders, which will shock the entire Space Coast. Detective Jack Ryder is preoccupied with Shannon King and the strange email she has just received that leaves her terrified just as she prepares to go on stage at the Runaway Country Festival. Jack Ryder senses the connection and soon he realizes he is on the hunt for a serial killer with a killing spree that spans over more than a decade. It’s spring-break in Cocoa Beach ” and evil is lurking everywhere. Slip out The Back Jack is the second novel in Willow Rose’s series about Jack Ryder, a devoted father and committed homicide detective. – THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT: Scott Kingston is afraid of monsters. He thinks they’re lurking outside his bedroom window at night when his mother tucks him in. He asks his mother to keep the light on to scare the monsters away. But that light is exactly what lures the kidnapper to his window and the next morning, Scott Kingston is gone. Twenty-eight years later, Vernon Johnson is released from jail after spending the biggest part of his life on death row, convicted of having kidnapped and killed Scott Kingston. As so many times before, he has appealed his case, but this time, the judge decides to let him go. A witness has finally told the truth, and there is no longer sufficient evidence to keep him in jail. But shortly after Vernon Johnson is released and has returned to his childhood town, another child disappears, and soon all eyes are on him” again. Jack Ryder is getting ready to build the house of his dreams, while hoping that Shannon won’t end up in jail for the murder her ex-husband committed. She is expecting their child and the pregnancy, along with the worrying, takes a toll on the both of them, especially when a dark secret is revealed about the lot where they are preparing to build their house. The House that Jack Built is the third novel about Detective Jack Ryder and his girlfriend, the country superstar, Shannon King.
You will never guess the ending! Am I pretty? Imagine being asked that question standing face to face with a killer. What would you answer? While her life is going from bad to worse, journalist Mary Mills receives a phone call from her father telling her that her brother has been arrested for murder. Mary decides to go back to her hometown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, which she left twenty years back and has never visited since. Working with her old friends from the 7th Street Crew, she tracks down the most disturbing and surprising killer this town has ever faced before a shocking conclusion turns everything upside down for them. Determined to solve the murder and to have her brother acquitted, Mary is forced to face demons from her past she never thought she would have to again. YOU CAN RUN, BOOK 2: It’s not the kind of thing you’d expect to happen on an ordinary Saturday morning. Her kids are arguing, and her husband is still sleeping. Lisa is tired and wonders why her husband keeps working late. Is he having an affair? Is it the same girl as last time? Lisa’s teenage daughter is acting up, and just as Lisa is about to walk up to her room and tell her who’s the boss around here, she feels the cold steel of a gun pressed against her cheek, while a hand covers her mouth. Years later, it remains a mystery. Who killed Lisa’s family after holding them captive for twenty-four terrifying hours in their house? Mary Mills is enjoying her new life in Cocoa Beach. She is back with her husband Joey and the rest of the 7th Street Crew that she grew up with. She is writing a blog and doing pretty well for herself when she realizes one of her best friends; Marcia is in serious trouble. It is well known within the crew that Marcia likes to drink a lot, but things are getting worse. Marcia is deep in over her head, and she risks losing her children. Soon Mary realizes that maybe she doesn’t know her old friend as well as she thought. It is said that a friend will help you if you’re knocked down, while a real friend says, “Stay down; I’ve got this.” Will Mary be able to live up to this? Will she be able to help Marcia, to save her before it is too late? Does she want to after she digs deeper into Marcia’s story and finds out who she really is? Every bit as pulse-pounding as her other books You Can Run, delivers further proof that Willow Rose is the most addictive thriller writer around.
Fasten your seatbelts as Willow Rose takes you on one scary, wildly imaginative ride. For anyone who loves horror, this is a treat. On a hot day in June, two groups of campers disappear in the Green Swamps of Florida. The wood is still burning in the bonfire, all their belongings are abandoned, and there is blood at the campground. But not a single body is found. Patty McGee, grandmother to one of the missing campers, sets out to find out what happened to her grandson, thinking his father might have kidnapped him. But soon she realizes she is up against a force way more powerful than that. It’s a battle even she can’t win. From the Queen of Scream comes a scary, yet humorous tale of man’s battle against nature. In One Fell Swoop is a compelling and clever story, as only Willow Rose can deliver.