VOICES: Book 2 in the David Chance series (Suspense, Mystery, Thriller)
Blurb: When the author released this book, I was ready to read it. I liked his first book in the series, Messages, very much. Let me be honest; I like David Chance the main character. The plots in Hileman’s books are always great, but I am a character-driven reader. David is the kind of character who drives me back to a book. In Voices, John Michael Hileman has written an action-packed suspense novel full of all the key elements readers want – twists and turns, mystery, characters you’re not sure of, and a couple you do not like – even a little. Hileman weaves the faith part of the story in naturally; it’s there; it’s real, and it fits. Believers and unbelievers alike will connect with David Chance – the man who is a doubter and hesitant seeker. The man hearing Voices. Then there’s Jon Blake – the teen with more trouble and hurt than a kid should have to bear. And now, he’s hearing them too – voices. Lots of them. Voices picks up seamlessly where Messages left off. In my opinion, John Michael Hileman has done it again – he’s written an excellent book! And,while the end of the book is satisfying, I closed my copy looking forward to the day I could return to David’s world. Losers Like Us: Redefining Discipleship after Epic Failure
Blurb: In 2008, after seven years of preparation, Daniel Hochhalter permanently failed his PhD, leaving him with no refunds, no transferable credits, no recourse to appeal or try again, and no hope of gaining the qualifications needed for his desired career. Then he lost his job. Devastated and in crisis, with no Plan B and no clue how to redeem his future, he looked to the twelve disciples and discovered that—despite their gaping faults and sins—God still loved them and used them to change the world. With fresh warmth and wisdom, ample hope and humor, Losers Like Us skillfully intertwines Dan’s own story with theirs to show how our worst mistakes and greatest failures bring us to a place of teachableness, egolessness, brokenness, and empathy—the very qualifications required to receive God’s love and grace, and to manifest his kingdom on earth. “God seems to have a soft spot for the ordinary, broken and failed people of the world. We fight those labels with everything we have, but in the end we always seem to end up in the same place. In Losers Like Us, Dan Hochhalter takes a raw and honest look at a journey from failure to freedom. But Losers Like Us is more than that—it is an invitation to discover that freedom for yourself.” —Rick McKinley, Senior Pastor, Imago Dei Community Daniel Hochhalter lives with his wife and two wiener dogs in Portland, Oregon, where his only true credential is that the Lord loves him. Dan has a B.S. (Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA) and an M.Div. (George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Newberg, OR). He does not have a PhD. An Untamed Land (Red River of the North Book #1)
Nearly 500 five star reviews Blurb: Proud of Their Heritage and Sustained by Their Faith, They Came to Tame a New Land She had promised herself that once they left the fjords of Norway, she would not look back. After three long years of scrimping and saving to buy tickets for their passage to America, Roald and Ingeborg Bjorklund, along with their son, Thorliff, finally arrive at the docks of New York City. It was the promise of free land that fed their dream and lured them from their beloved home high above the fjords of Norway in 1880. Together with Roald’s brother Carl and his family, they will build a good life in a new land that promises untold wealth and vast farmsteads for their children. As they join the throngs of countless immigrants passing through Castle Garden, they soon discover that nothing is as they had envisioned it. Appalled by the horrid stories of fellow immigrants bilked of all their money and forced to live in squalid living conditions, the Bjorklunds continue their long journey by train as far as Grand Forks. From there a covered wagon takes them into Dakota Territory, where they settle on the banks of the Red River. But there was no way for them to foresee the price they will have to pay to wrest a living from the indomitable land. The virgin prairie refuses to yield its treasure without a struggle. Will they be strong enough to overcome the hardships of that first winter? CrossTalk: Where Life & Scripture Meet
blurb: An Antidote to “Take Two Verses and Call Me in the Morning” Your friend just left his wife. You catch your child posting something inappropriate on the Internet. Someone in your small group is depressed. A relative was just diagnosed with an incurable disease. When those you know and love experience trouble, you don’t want to hand out pat answers or religious platitudes. Instead, you want to offer real hope and help from God’s Word. You know it’s true, but how does an ancient book, written thousands of years ago, connect with our twenty-first century problems? In CrossTalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet, Michael R. Emlet gives you the tools to connect the Bible to your life and to the lives of your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. You will learn to understand people and God’s Word in ways that promote gospel-centered, rich conversations that help you and those you know grow in love for God and others. This book will make the whole Bible come alive to you. Instead of platitudes, you can offer a cup of living water to those who are struggling in this broken world. — Michael R. Emlet, M.Div., M.D., practiced as a family physician for twelve years before becoming a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He is the author of many counseling articles and the booklets, Asperger Syndrome, Angry Children: Understanding and Helping Your Child Regain Control, Help for the Caregiver: Facing the Challenges with Understanding and Strength, and OCD: Freedom for the Obsessive Compulsive.
Invisible (An Ivy Malone Mystery Book #1): A Novel
She’s not your average crime fighter!
Ivy Malone has a curiosity that sometimes gets her into trouble, and it’s only aggravated by her discovery that she can easily escape the public eye. So when vandals romp through the local cemetery, she takes advantage of her newfound anonymity and its unforeseen advantages as she launches her own unofficial investigation.
Despite her oddball humor and unconventional snooping, Ivy soon becomes discouraged by her failure to turn up any solid clues. And after Ivy witnesses something ominous and unexplained, she can’t resist putting her investigative powers to work again. Even the authorities’ attempts to keep Ivy out of danger and her nosy neighbor’s match-making schemes can’t slow her down. But will the determination that fuels this persistent, quirky sleuth threaten her very safety?
“I laughed out loud. McCourtney’s charming mystery debuts a voice both enchanting and startling.”-Colleen Coble, author of Without a Trace
“McCourtney’s skill at blending whimsy, quirks, and questions into a lead character makes Invisible a must read.”-Lois Richer, author of Dangerous Sanctuary
“Invisible is a treat! Ivy Malone is a heroine with spunk and determination!”-Carol Cox, author of A Stitch in Time
A Heart Deceived: A Novel
Miri Brayden teeters on a razor’s edge between placating and enraging her brother, whom she depends upon for support. Yet if his anger is unleashed, so is his madness. Miri must keep his descent into lunacy a secret, or he’ll be committed to an asylum—and she’ll be sent to the poorhouse.
Ethan Goodwin has been on the run all of his life—from family, from the law … from God. After a heart-changing encounter with the gritty Reverend John Newton, Ethan would like nothing more than to become a man of integrity—an impossible feat for an opium addict charged with murder.
When Ethan shows up on Miri’s doorstep, her balancing act falls to pieces. Both Ethan and Miri are caught in a web of lies and deceit—fallacies that land Ethan in prison and Miri in the asylum with her brother. Only the truth will set them free.
The Name Quest: Explore the Names of God to Grow in Faith and Get to Know Him Better (Morgan James Faith)
An insightful journey through all the biblical names of God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Beginning in Babel and ending with a burning Babylon, “The Name Quest” explains the significance that the different names for God have for an everyday relationship with God and for spiritual growth. The names of God are like a rainbow–each name expresses part of the spectrum of the character and attributes of God. Along the way, the author tenderly answers tough questions: Which of the Hebrew names of God is His personal name–Yahweh or Jehovah? What does it mean to pray in Jesus’ name? How can we relate to the Holy God and the Judge? Why is a God of love called the “Jealous God”? What does it mean to call Jesus the Messiah? “The Name Quest” mentions all the names of God in the Bible while explaining their significance in ordinary language. The author weaves together fifteen years of Bible study research with plentiful illustrations and humorous anecdotes. These include lessons learned as a pastor on a Caribbean island. A visit to a Welsh hill farm introduces a chapter about the Good Shepherd. The story of a Hungarian political prisoner illustrates the meaning of Immanuel (or is it Emmanuel?) A rescue from the slopes of an active volcano helps explain salvation and the meaning of Jesus’ Hebrew name Yeshua. Even the clever advertisement on a packet of potato chips offers a lesson about how to grow in faith in God. Unlike chasing rainbows, the spiritual journey has an end. “The Name Quest” is a road map for every Christian’s spiritual journey and it points to the destination–being formed into the image of Jesus Christ.
At 10:42 p.m. on March 2, 1962, Katherine Colleen Ferguson arrived at the corner of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in New York City after a journey of 128 feet, straight down. Not belong before she had warned Thomas Andrew Curry about a grand jury investigation of stock manipulation involving a matter they had both worked on while clerking for the same law firm. And not long afterward, Thomas and Sandrine Cadette find Harrison Tyler’s body in his Greenwich Village garret, in the shadows of a savagely vandalized satirical painting he had almost finished. These two mysterious deaths in the intersecting worlds of fine art and high finance both implicate the small Manhattan law partnership formed by Thomas’s father, T. Graham Curry, and his mentor, Theodore Furst. That’s how Thomas and Sandy find themselves in the middle of an investigation that his Manhattan attitude and her French flair will take in provocative directions.
The eighteen years from the end of World War II to President Kennedy’s assassination was the Greatest Generation’s victory lap, but it wasn’t all triumphal parades and booming birth rates. It was also a time of dirty politics and nasty little wars – in China, where Thomas’s mother was killed; in Algeria, where Sandy’s father died for his country, on the wrong side of history; and in Korea where Thomas learned, as he later put it, to fly helicopters and kill people. Coming of age then, people like Thomas and Sandy had to decide whether to embrace nihilism or life. Thomas and Sandy picked life.
Badger Game is an old school, plucky-couple, New York mystery: snappy patter, adult pleasures, seedy clip joints, insolent cabbies, erudite banter, smoking guns, the occasional fist-fight, puzzles aplenty along the way, and a twist at the end. It’s about art, love, murder, money, and Cold War politics – but mostly it’s about two people at a remarkable time and place. New York City in 1962 was gliding serenely toward the end of its last golden age – and nobody knew it. As Furst explains: “My dividing line is November 22, 1963, and my last normal year is 1962. I don’t know why that is, really. I’ve lived through the depression, World War II, Korea, McCarthyism – all more momentous than the assassination of President Kennedy. I just know that that’s the way it seems to me: Before then, things were distinctively one way, and since then they’ve been distinctively another way. Thomas and Sandy were two of my favorite people. This is their story, not mine. Telling that story is the best way I can think of to recapture what was special about the way things were Then.”
School of the Assassins
Reader Review: First, let me say that this was a well-written, fast paced suspense adventure. The main character isn’t just a hero, he’s a superhero, but one who could actually be real. Personally, I would love to meet him; he could help reestablish my faith in the possibility of morals in humanity. Pieter is the best part of this book.
Secondly, the fighting scenes are not unnecessarily graphic, but seem to be accurate and, more to the point, possible. Blood and gore, beatings and torture are described, but not celebrated.
Reading this novel made me feel sad about the drug cartels, our seeming inability to fight them, stupid government choices, the poor treatment of vets, young and old, and the state of the world. I do not usually read this type of suspense, but, in this case, Mrs. Blais kept my attention with her writing style, character development and evolving plot.
The only drawback was the quick introduction of characters and the expectation that the reader would remember the names when next mentioned. Additionally, the scenes/people changed
rapidly and it would sometimes take a few sentences for me to realize the who, where and when of the new situation.
Reader Review: This fast-paced, well-written thriller combines little known contemporary history of the ongoing war in South Africa with today’s drug scene in the Los Angeles area. The author uses a powerful descriptive narrative and a keen understanding of people caught up in extreme circumstances to move the reader at a fast clip through this entertaining tale of suffering and redemption.
Reader review: The genocide in South Africa surprised me. The Mexican drug cartels moving into Los Angeles was a nice touch. And the US training elite Hispanics right here in the US is glorious paranoia. An unconventional mix of characters and problems raises this thriller above most despite the cardboard villains (with one intriguing exception). Bravo for the unique “love” affair, the activist grandma, the envious cousin. My only complaint–not enough to take away stars–is the too speedy ending.
The Good Soldier: Jack Noble Early Years Bundle (Noble Beginnings & A Deadly Distance)
Based on reader reviews, it looks like formula fiction in the military/spy genre, action packed, not necessarily realistic, and easy to read.
The Cleaner – John Milton #1 (John Milton Thrillers)
Blurb: To get the full Mark Dawson Starter Library (four books, for free), visit the offer page by cutting and pasting the following into your browser: eepurl.com/32kLT
And John Milton Book #3, Saint Death, is available for 99c (usually $3.99) for a limited period.
John Milton considers himself an artisan. A master of killing. Milton is the man the British government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst: the enemies of the state that MI5 and even the military can’t stop.
Years of state-sanctioned murder have taken their toll. Milton is troubled by nightmares, a long line of ghosts who torment his dreams. He resolves to make his next job his last and, then, perhaps, he can start to make amends for everything that he has done.
Sharon Warriner is a single mother in the East End of London, suicidal with fear that she’s lost her young son to a life in the gangs. After Milton saves her life, he promises to help. But the gang, and the charismatic rapper who leads it, is not about to cooperate with him.
As London burns through summer riots, Milton finds himself in unfamiliar territory, dealing with an unfamiliar foe. And when his employer sends another agent after him, the odds against him are stacked even higher.
Reader Reviews: The story is written from the British perspective which means some of the language will be unfamiliar to the American reader. But the story is a good read, full of action and a much different plot viewpoint for an action novel.If you are going to read the John Milton series, this first book is a must read to understand what happens in some of the rest of the series. Milton is an interesting hero to say the least. A man of violent death trying to do the right thing and how it all turns out.
Reader Reviews: After reading 1000 Yards, I was expecting spies, intrigue and assassins in this first John Milton novel. They’re all here, but they don’t form the central core of the story. Milton is a fascinating character, and Mark Dawson has managed to make his motivations for getting involved in a more domestic issue totally believable. Richly drawn incidental characters add to the enjoyment and realism, and when I finished this one I had to move straight on to Saint Death without even putting my Kindle down.
An intriguing read – definitely a page turner. I was quite surprised at Milton’s adventure as I was expecting him to return to his spy activities, not get totally involved with a woman and her son in London. I enjoyed this book (and the Beatrix Rose Trilogy) so much that I immediately purchased the other John Milton books. It’s nice to know that you’re going to enjoy a book when you sit down to read it.
I was also pleased to see that the writing was virtually error free – at least I didn’t notice any hiccups. Too many ebooks are riddled with errors that show that no one has bothered to proof-read the books before publishing them. This has been very distracting in the past to the point where I have stopped reading a book out of frustration which also means I won’t buy any other works by that author. Kudos to Mark Dawson for caring enough about his readers to ensure his books don’t have that problem.
Thicker than Blood (Thicker than Blood series Book 1)
Two estranged sisters, one a rare book dealer, the other a cattle rancher, meet again after fifteen years.
Christy Williams finally has her life on track. She’s putting her past behind her and working hard to build a career as an antiquarian book buyer. She could never imagine that a stolen first edition of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” would lead her back to the sister she abandoned fifteen years ago. With her life in danger, can May’s Triple Cross Ranch be the safe haven Christy’s searching for? Will the sisters realize before it’s too late that each possesses what the other desperately needs?
Thicker than Blood is Book #1 in the Thicker than Blood series.
All books stand alone entirely and can be read independently of each other, but for the best reading experience, we suggest reading them in order:
Book #1: Thicker than Blood
Book #2: Bound by Guilt
Book #3: Ties that Bind
From Publishers Weekly
Darlington, a debut author and winner of the 2008 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel contest, enters the evangelical Christian publishing arena with a story that deals in antique bookselling and unresolved interpersonal relationships. Orphaned sisters Christy and May Williams have chosen very different paths after the sudden death of their parents 15 years earlier. Christy retreats into alcohol and abusive relationships, while younger sister May tries her hand at running a ranch. When the death of a close relative brings the two estranged sisters together, internal pain resurfaces that cannot be ignored by either one. Slowly, amid violence and false accusations, Christy moves toward May, emotionally and spiritually, as both young women discover the possibility of second chances. Darlington’s setting in the fascinating world of antiquarian bookselling is clever; unfortunately much of the story is too formulaic to provide what could have been a compelling reading excursion. (Jan.)
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Meeting Place, The (Song of Acadia Book #1)
A Chance Encounter Forever Changed Their Lives–and Destinies.
Crafted by two masters of inspirational fiction–Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn–and combining the engaging historical settings, rich characterization, and heartwarming messages quintessential to both authors, The Meeting Place is another timeless story for you to cherish.
Set along the rugged coastline of 18th century Canada in what was then called Acadia (now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), The Meeting Place re-creates a world that was home to native Indians, French settlers, and English garrisons. Such diverse populations did not live in accord, however. Instead, they were isolated within their own groups by a brewing political tension under the difficult English rule.
Amid such chaotic times two women, both about to become brides and both trying to live lives of quiet peace, meet in a lush field of wildflowers. Louisa, a Frenchwoman, and Catherine, who is English, continue to meet secretly through the seasons, sharing both friendship and growing faith.
The outside world does not mirror their own tranquil happiness, and the dreaded crackdown by the English throne threatens far more than their growing bond. In the face of a heart-wrenching dilemma, Louisa and Catherine strive to maintain their faith and cling to their dreams of family and home.
Winner of the Christy Award, presented by the Christian Bookseller Association to honor the best in Christian fiction.
The Hidden Agenda: An Extraordinary True Story Behind Colombia’s Peace Negotiations with the FARC (Rescue the Captors Book 3)
God is moving in the hearts of powerful leaders in all the Colombian fighting factions, and peaceful meetings are now taking place in Havana, Cuba.
Marxists guerillas, right-wing paramilitary, and the Colombian government each have their own agenda. Who would have guessed a meeting of the minds would take place under the helpful auspices of communist Cuba? And that these battle-scarred leaders would give reporters and missionaries the opportunity to challenge some of their core philosophies and even pray with them?
During the often intense negotiations, it becomes obvious that even the most hardened individuals can have a change of heart. Previously seen only as men to be feared, these powerful leaders are now turning to the only one who can provide lasting peace – the Lord. The Stendals have witnessed Army generals having daily prayer and distributing Bibles to their troops, guerrilla commanders requesting and receiving prayer for healing, paramilitary commanders asking their many victims, one by one, to forgive them, and many other powerful demonstrations of what the Lord does through those willing to love their enemies. God’s agenda is winning, and we watch in awe.
About the Authors
Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell’s ministry shares the gospel via twelve radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners, and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it’s to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ.
Alethia Stendal has been a photographer/ videographer in Colombia for the past ten years. She has written and directed several documentaries about the war in Colombia. She has also been involved in the production of audio material such as the MegaVoice English Bible and has co-edited several books in English including “The Book of Daniel” by her father, Russell Stendal. In recent years, Alethia, has been the co-writer/director/producer of the full-feature film La Montaña. She also did the wardrobe design for the film. Currently she lives in Bogota, Colombia with her husband, Stephen Miller, and travels extensively inside and out of the country promoting her film and increasing awareness on issues of the conflict in Colombia.
On The Edge of Time
On the Edge of Time involves the human heart’s earnest search for heaven in the midst of Hell come to Earth.
It is two weeks after millions of people have mysteriously disappeared from the face of the earth, and, like millions of others, Jerry Westfield, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is upset and perplexed at that loss, particularly since it took his best friends, Jeremy and Kathy Palmer. His personal concerns must be set aside, however, when the international situation frantically signals the immanent destruction of the state of Israel. It is there that Jerry is sent to cover the story of his journalistic career and is reunited with Jacob Klausman, a ‘retired’ member of the ‘Mossad,’ Israel’s secret service. It is also there that he will meet with a cataclysmic series of monsters and miracles, including Ruth, the woman who will change his mind about marriage, and the charismatic Demetrius Strapollos, who soon is hailed as the ‘Messiah’ who will rescue Israel and restore her former glory.
This quick-moving tale of suspense and power on a cosmic scale is intricately detailed and researched, providing the reader with insights into international politics, Biblical prophecy, the darkness of the human heart, and the challenge of faith in the face of disillusionment and pain. As current as this morning’s newspaper, this book will challenge the reader’s belief system, introduce him or her to the intricate world of international intrigue, and insure that the reader will never look at the Mid-East situation in quite the same light ever again.
DIY Hacks: Hacks for Your Household and Your Life to make your life Easier ( DIY, Hacks, Projects, Tips, Household Tweaks )
Have Fun while Learning to Save Money
This book contains various do-it-yourself home improvement projects. You can start with the outdoor portion of your home like your garden or your patio as this book provides you with simple to do garden hacks that will definitely leave the outdoor portion of your house looking great and looking like you want it to. These tips are even very environment-friendly since they involve recycling items and turning them into useful amenities in your garden. You would be making this world a cleaner place by lessening the contents of landfills and placing old but still usable items in your garden as beautiful and functional pieces that do not cost you anything but a little time and hard work.
Also with a complete Bonus chapter with information you can use right Now!
You are also given tips on how to give life indoors without spending so much or without spending anything at all since this book has great decorating tips for those of us with little budget to spare but want a decorated home. This book has proven that you do not need money to put some oomph in your home since you are given tips for decorating your home without even buying a single item.
This book not just works for single people but also for married couples since it provides tips for couples when it comes to decorating, furnishing and turning their house or apartment into a home.
Simple Ways to Be More with Less
If you have imagined a life with less, reading this book is a great way to get started. Most of us have lived our adult lives working more, to make more, to spend more, to have more. We haven’t done it maliciously, but out of habit.
Our parents wanted better for us and we want better for our children, but somewhere along the way we forgot what better was.
These 27 ideas will help you be more with less. They are simple for the most part, but sometimes the smallest change makes the biggest difference. As you go through this process, you will subtract things from your life, and add other things (which aren’t really “things”) back in.
Living with less sometimes means adding more in the way of healthy habits to your lifestyle. You don’t have to do everything in the order that they appear. You don’t have to do all of them or any of them. Pick and choose the suggestions that work for you. Implement these ideas to create your life on purpose.
Simple Ways Reviews:
“If you are looking for a way to jump-start change in your life and begin simplifying right now, Simple Ways to be More with Less is the perfect stepping stone. From simple food recipes and ways to reduce debt, to step-by-step action plans for reducing clutter, every page is full of helpful and inspiring material that will make you think, learn, and move into action.” – Raam Dev
Simple Ways to be More with Less rocked my world. The book is loaded with practical tips, tools, and advice. Courtney is open, honest and shares a wealth of information. Pick it up today. You won’t be sorry. – Tammy Strobel
“Whether you are seeking to embrace a minimalist lifestyle or want to find a more peaceful way of life, Project 333 founder Courtney Carver’s e-book Simple Ways to Be More with Less is an excellent resource. She outlines meaningful changes that are simple to make in the same warm, friendly, eternal-student tone that makes her blog such a delight to read. Interspersed with her thoughtful guidance are excellent essays from her mentors in simplicity, including Leo Babauta, Tammy Strobel, and Joshua Becker among others. I’ve already begun integrating several of Carver’s ideas, and I look forward to trying out more.” – Beverly Army Williams
Curious George Goes to the Zoo
The zoo is the perfect place for a curious little monkey to make mischief and new friends! George is going to visit a new kind of zoo where the animals all roam free. Some of those animals look like a lot of fun—so much fun that a curious monkey can’t resist joining them. Giraffes and flamingos are close enough to touch, but George befriends a baby rhino who seems a little sad. Who better to lure her from her hiding place than George? And just in time for her special birthday party!
Imagine rushing your child to the hospital, terrified for his life…just because he took a mouthful of the wrong food or a few drops of milk touched his skin. Susan Weissman knows how that feels. From birth, her son Eden suffered from allergies so intense that an errant bite could be deadly: Dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, fish, shellfish, and several fruits all wreaked havoc with his body. Susan had to make food the focus of her existence just to lead him safely through a world filled with edible landmines.
In Feeding Eden, Susan writes with poignancy, honesty, and humor about her quest to help her son–including trying a cluster of alternative therapies-as well as the effect of Eden’s illness on their entire family. More than just a story for parents with severely allergic children, this is a stirring account of one woman’s recipe for motherhood as she rises to a challenge she has no choice but to conquer-and successfully restores her entire family’s appetite for life.
Unforeseen: (Tenth Anniversary Edition) (A Thomas Prescott Novel)
OVER 100,000 BOOKS SOLD!
A revised tenth anniversary edition of the one that started it all…
Retired homicide detective Thomas Prescott is reluctant to read the best selling book Eight in October, a true-crime thriller based on a string of murders occurring throughout October of the past year. After all, it was his case, and he doesn t need to be reminded of the gruesome details. The book dubbed the serial killer, Tristen Grayer, The MAINEiac. Grayer is allegedly dead, but only Prescott knows the truth, Grayer is alive and lurking in the shadows. On October 1st, the anniversary of the first murder, Tristen resurfaces, killing someone special from Prescott’s past. Suddenly, it s deja vu for Prescott except this time the women closest to him begin to fall victim at the hands of Grayer. With the help of former flame, medical examiner Dr. Caitlin Dodds, and Eight in October author, Alex Tooms, Prescott must race against the clock to stop Tristen from completing his encore.
5.0 out of 5 stars.
WHERE IS THE 10-STAR OPTION?, December 4, 2012
I really enjoyed this book right from the beginning. My first by this author- certainly not my last though. I loved the humor. One would think a book about serial murders would not be funny but the humor was done appropriately and added so much to the characters and the story line. About 85% through the book I started saying thing like “oh no!”, “oh my God!”, “no way!” and “this can’t be happening!”. By then the book was not getting put down for any reason! The ending was deliously mysterious, surprising & so fitting! I need more Thomas Prescott!
5.0 out of 5 stars.
A GREAT THRILLER!, March 1, 2011
By Connie Pribbeno
I read alot of Thriller books. I like authors like: Harlan Coben, Stuart Woods, Jeffery Deaver,
Richard North Patterson. If you like these authors, you will love this author!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars
A NEW DETECTIVE, September 1, 2011
By C. Orelli (Sacramento, CA)
Lots of kudos to Nick Pirog for giving us a facinating new detective. Thomas Prescott, a wise-cracking ex-policeman fired from the Seattle police department, takes jobs as a consultant to the FBI in Philly. His current project is identifying and neutralizing a serial killer with a perchant for murdering the women in Thomas’ life. Trying to follow the clues while also protecting the lives of his blind sister, his mournful ex-girlfriend and his sexy current girlfriend as well as the female students in the law-enforcement class he teaches, makes for a real roller-coaster ride for Thomas and the reader. Always one step behind the wily killer and his ax, Thomas must put a period to this psycho before he loses more women he cares about. A tense read, sprinkled with Thomas’s witticisms and hair raising close calls. Add a new detective to Mike Hammer, Spencer, and Travis McGee!
5.0 out of 5 stars
FUNNY, THRILLING, AND A GREAT NEW DETECTIVE!, October 28, 2011
By Tif Saucier
Unforeseen’s main character, Thomas Prescott, by Nick Pirog, had me laughing out loud and speed reading to the end. I read this book in a day, couldn’t put it down. I read a lot of mystery thrillers and Pirog’s unique style was refreshing. I found it to be funny, quirky, bawdy and yet he still pulled off the theme park thrill ride feeling of a great thriller and a well laid out mystery that left me guessing right up until the end. I look forward to reading more of his work and recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading something out of the usual cookie cutter type style that so many authors seem to have fallen into. Pirog captured my attention from the first page and never lost it. An unusual and perfect mixture of witty humor to balance a gruesome murder mystery. I found myself laughing out loud many times throughout the book. I love this writer’s style. I’m now reading the second Thomas Prescott novel, and hoping there will be a third soon! LOVE this book!
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Same for reduced price titles.
Shameless money grubbing: I thought this was common knowledge, but it turns out it’s not- these are affiliate links. If you click on a free title and download it, I get….. nothing. If you click on a free title and while you are at Amazon also buy something else, I get….. something. Depending on what you buy, it will probably be somewhere between 4% and 7.5% of what you spend (I don’t get a percentage on penny sales) but I don’t pretend to understand how all of that side works.
Also, Swagbucks remains my favorite source for free Amazon gift cards. And if you haven’t joined, please click on the link and join so that I can keep getting free Amazon gift cards because I am still shameless.
Don’t have a Kindle? : You don’t have to have a Kindle to take advantage of these offers. You can read them on various free reading apps. I often read mine on my laptop if they are short enough books, even though I have two kindles. That’s because my kids keep taking off with the Kindles to read their school books and they don’t remember to recharge them before returning. I wouldn’t say I’m bitter about it, but I might be a little disgruntled. If you’re curious, this is the Kindle I have, and I have used others and mine remains my favorite. Mine has Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi and I don’t have commercial screensavers. The second Kindle is actually one I was given in exchange for some writing work, and I gave it to my two teens. It does not have 3G, which is why it’s their Kindle. Personally, I don’t like Kindle Fires because I am a crank like that.
If you like these free listings, you should also like my Facebook page, because I list other free titles there several times each week.
Yes, my Kindle gets slow because I stuff it too full. You can left click on a title on your Kindle anddelete it from your device, while still keeping it in your list of titles at Amazon in case you want to add it back to your Kindle later without paying for the title all over again. Don’t delete it from folder at Amazon unless you want to rid yourself of it permanently. Now that I have my tricksy little new phone, I have added it to my list of devices to which I can download devices. Woot!
Most of the blurbs and book descriptions above are not mine, but come from reviews on Amazon’s page.