Free books May 09, 2022

We have books this morning! FREE ones. What could be better than that? Heroes, that’s what.

Do you ever look at a word and and feel all distressed and unsettled because it just looks wrong? I checked and it’s right but for some weird reason the spelling of heroes just looks wrong this morning. If I stare at it for awhile maybe it will look right again.

LPC Free Books has several free suggestions for us. With heroes.

The Bonfires of Beltane

It’s what the clan has always done. Since before anyone can remember, Taran’s celtic island people have sacrificed children to Crom Cruach, the dread sun god. Yet in his heart he knows it’s wrong. An escaped slave told him that in distant Britain they worship the One True God, a God who loves. A God so unlike the capricious, evil spirits that darken the souls of his people.

Now Taran’s about to be inducted into his clan’s inner circle of leaders. He promised Laurna, his betrothed, that he’d keep quiet about his doubts. But on the night of his ceremony, beside Crom Cruach, the bent idol of gold, he cannot give allegiance to a lie. Before everyone he questions the druids’ rule. Then he blames the clan’s miserable fortunes, not on the lack of sacrifices, but on the idol itself. What’s worse, he calls it a demon.

The druids are aghast. They meet in council, strip him of all honor, and order his banishment. Instead of a wedding with Laurna, there will be a tearful parting.

As the clan gathers on shore and a storm darkens the horizon, Taran paddles through the waves. But his wee craft was made for the shoreline, not the vast, raging sea. He looks back on his beloved, his people, everything he’s ever known. What has he done?

Thus begins Taran’s adventure in A.D. 432.

Beyond the sea lies ancient Celtic Ireland. There wait the Roman evangelist, Patrick, and two kingdoms ruled by powerful kings and their pagan, druid advisors. It’s a proud land where tradition is everything, where safe passage through the forests and over the bog roads is reserved for nobility, druids, warriors, or bards. Slavery or death await the rest. And the druids will do anything to remain in power and prevent Patrick and his followers from changing their ancient ways.

Will Taran find the spiritual truth he so desperately seeks? Will he escape wrathful kings and druid plots? Will he ever be able to return home, rescue his people, and rejoin his beloved Laurna?

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This next one I’ve read and enjoyed.

The Gathering Storm: The truth can set you free. It can also kill you. (When Darkness Falls Book 1)

Stephanie Walker lives a peaceful life until her undependable and dishonest father, Marty Walker, suddenly arrives at her home pleading with Stephanie to come with him to his Harrington Lodge in the beautiful Ozarks. Stephanie, suspicious of her father’s motives, declines her father’s invitation.

After his departure, Stephanie discovers the diamond necklace she borrowed from her aunt is missing. Racing through a raging thunderstorm, Stephanie drives to the lodge to reclaim the stolen item.

But when she arrives, Stephanie finds her father dead, her aunt’s diamond necklace gone, and a pair of handcuffs fitted just for her. Stephanie’s claims of innocence fail to sway the local sheriff, who produces several pieces of evidence linking her to the murder. With a shaky alibi and a vindictive stepmother, Stephanie turns to a lodge employee for help. But will Brad Wilson’s assistance lead Stephanie to the real killer or prove to be her undoing? Like a gathering storm on a warm summer evening, Stephanie’s world darkens until she’s forced to turn to the one true source of knowledge. But what she learns about her father, family, and her own inner demons are more horrifying than the lies she’s come to believe.

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I have read this author before, and I’ve read Revolutionary War stories over the years too. This one, with today’s writing styles may put a new spin on an old tale. The first chapter has me willing to take a chance.

A Heart for Freedom Janet Grunst

While in Scotland Heather Stewart witnessed the devastation and consequences of opposing the Crown.

Matthew Stewart wants only manage his rural Virginia inn and protect his family from the tyranny of the Crown.

She’s seen the cost of fighting England and wants no part of it. He has a heart for freedom and is ready to die for liberty and those he loves.

Both will find that the consequences of fighting for freedom and religious liberty will cost them more than their love for each other.

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BookBub also has a FREE book you may enjoy.

Fear Has a Name: A Pulse-Pounding Contemporary Christian Thriller (The Crittendon Files Book 1) 

Granger Meade was mentally scarred as a boy by his religious zealot parents. He was bullied at school for his quiet, oafish appearance, which naturally made him a loner and outcast.

But one girl treated him differently—Pamela Wagner. Pam talked to Granger, took an interest, listened, made him feel like a human being. She cared when no one else did, and Granger loved her for it; and still does 20 years later.

So Granger goes back to their Ohio town. Back to Pamela. But she is happily married to reporter Jack Crittendon, who’s embroiled in a time-sensitive story about a pastor who’s disappeared and left a suicide note; a case swirling with suspicion and talk of scandal.

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Happy reading y’all

Bargain book April 29, 2022

We have one new book tonight.

1531 Entertainment has a suggestion from an author we’ve not seen. A interesting mystery.

Lights Out (The SNAP Agency Book #1) 

CIA analyst Brynn Taylor developed a new program to combat terrorism, and she invited members of foreign intelligence agencies to America to foster cooperation between countries. Now one of them, Egyptian spy Remon Riad, is missing.

Jack Hudson has been working for the Strategic Neutralization and Protection Agency (SNAP) for almost nine years and takes the lead in hunting down the missing spy. But he isn’t at all pleased to find out Brynn is involved. It’s hard to trust a woman who’s already betrayed you.

Every lead they follow draws them dangerously deeper into an international plot. Kidnapping, murder, explosions, poisoning–the terrorists will do anything to accomplish their goal of causing a digital blackout that will blind a strategic US military communications center and throw the world into chaos.

Can Brynn surrender control to a man who doesn’t trust her? And can Jack ever get over what she did to him? The fate of the world–and their hearts–hangs in the balance.


“Walters pulls out all the stops in her start to her new SNAP Agency series, presenting a pulse-pounding tale of romantic suspense mixed with a sweet second-chance romance. Fans of Lynette Eason and Rachel Dylan will appreciate an introduction to Walters.”–Booklist

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My current read has been interesting and enjoyable. The end is nearing and I’m looking forward to discovering the person behind all this attempted murder and mayhem.

Deadly Connection

Private Investigator, Reid Lucas, and his mentor, Joe Lockhart, haven’t spoken in years, but when Joe wants to meet in a small-town diner, Reid’s interest is piqued. Without explanation, Joe calls and tells Reid he has five minutes to get waitress, Quinn Matthews, and her son out of the diner before they’re kidnapped by the group of men about to walk through the diner’s front door.

Quinn Matthews’ life is simple and safe, exactly how she likes it—until Reid Lucas walks into the diner. Now, she and her son are running for their lives, and she has no idea why. But when the father of her son shows up and dies saving them, she realizes they all have one deadly connection: Joe Lockhart. Now, she’ll have to trust the mysterious private investigator to not only save their lives but connect her past to her present so they can figure out who is after them. And why.

As the danger escalates, unexpected feelings arise. Reid doesn’t believe he’s worthy of Quinn’s love–or God’s. And Quinn is too worried about having her heart broken again and the effect of having a new man in her son’s life. Can they let go of their preconceived notions of love and relationships, or are they doomed to just let go of each other?

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Have a good day tomorrow.

Happy Reading.

Read and Enjoyed April 26, 2022

There are a bunch to be shared this time.

I know I liked them all. I liked some a little better than others, but they were all worth the read.

This was a good one.

The Seat Beside Me (The Steadfast Series Book 1)

Welcome aboard Flight 1382

You are seated next to a stranger. An insignificant coincidence, small talk and pretzels. Yet this time, there’s a connection. A bond forms and your life is changed for having met them.

Five passengers and the people in the seats beside them. Five plus five. Ten lives forever linked—by chance or divine design? And someone is a hero and doesn’t even know it.

In the aftermath of a crisis, the passengers reevaluate their priorities and question the meaning of their lives. Compelling truths surface about what is really important. No one will be able to ignore the special significance of chance encounters ever again.

Is there a hero in you?

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Another good one.

The Brides of Purple Heart Ranch Boxset Volume 1: Three Sweet Marriage of Convenience Western Romances 

ON HIS BENDED KNEE
Sgt. Dylan Banks lost more than just his leg in the war. His fiancée and family turned their backs on him as well. Now, he’s determined to create a safe place where wounded warriors like himself can heal. But a hidden zoning law requires all residents of the Purple Heart Ranch to be married. To save his dream, Dylan and his men will have to tie the knot—but can a man with such deep scars inside and out believe in love again?

HAND OVER HIS HEART
Francisco DeMonti has always been a man with a plan. Though his last plan led to his entire squad being wounded on a mission in Afghanistan. Now he’s seeking redemption by getting all the men in his unit hitched so they can stay together and heal. But his own heart is under lock and key due to the shrapnel around it that could kill him at any moment.

OFFERING HIS ARM
Reed Cannon may be a numbers guy but being minus one arm due to enemy fire hasn’t slowed him down. Now he’s faced with a new challenge—find a bride so he can stay on the rehabilitation ranch that has given him and his squad back their lives. Reed turns to a dating app to narrow down the selection of potential brides. The woman who matches him nearly 100% is accessible online, but out of reach in reality.

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A few more…

They were all good, I have to say.

Check them out.

Happy Reading

Read and enjoyed April 09, 2022

I loved this book. No contest, it was my favorite read for the week. As usual, another Davis Bunn story was well written and captivating. The characters were complex, and real, with an unpredictable flow in the action. The setting was timely too, given present day world events. I wasn’t the least bit ready for it to end when it did.

The Cottage on Lighthouse Lane (Miramar Bay Book 5) 

Billy Walker is a North Carolina boy whose Hollywood star is beginning to shine. His rough past is in the rear view. Now seeing the world from the back seat of a limousine, Billy has no regrets about what he had to do, and the choices he made, to get there. But all it takes is one death-defying moment for Billy’s world to shift. When an on-set accident leaves him shaken, plagued by haunting dreams, he’s in desperate need of a rest cure. Given keys to a getaway cottage on Lighthouse Lane in Miramar Bay, he’ll regroup, relax, and recover. Yet as Billy’s dreams grow darker and more fearful, his only promise for light is in a stunning, mysterious, and uniquely gifted stranger . . .

And your next act is rewritten  . . .

 Mimi has never forgotten her tragic childhood in eastern Ukraine. Violence, a vanished family, abandonment, and a hard-won struggle to escape. Miramar Bay couldn’t be a more beautiful or unexpected refuge. In yoga and dance, and imbued with a talent to read the unrestful visions of others, Mimi has a seemingly divine ability to comfort.  She may be everything Billy desires, but Mimi knows what Billy needs. He must confront his troubling past—and not just in his dreams. As their connection deepens, Billy finds himself falling in love, and waking up to something he’s never felt before. But when the real world comes calling again, how can he say goodbye to a woman who’s changing his life one illuminating sunrise at a time?

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My current read is shaping up to be a favorite as well. One thing I have to say, the story line is not tired and well used. It is fresh as a daisy. Not that there aren’t familiar elements here and there, that’s pretty much unavoidable no matter where your story goes.

This bargain won’t last long, so hurry if you don’t want to miss out.

Beneath the Surface (Dive Team Investigations Book #1)

After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she’d left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help.

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I’m in Chapter four, the no-brakes part of the story. It’s a little early for a main character to be seriously injured so I will assume the best, for now anyway. The tone of the story tells me things are likely to get a lot worse though.

Join me, it’s a good read.

Bargain book April 09, 2022

BookBub has an attractive suggestion for us.

Beneath the Surface (Dive Team Investigations Book #1)

After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she’d left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help.

Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff’s Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer–one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all.

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A great beginning to this story and I want to read this next I think.

In the meantime, this is it for the moment, if anything else shows up, I’ll be back.

I will likely be back anyway, to share my current read. It is, hands down, my favorite read of the week and I need to talk about it. Soon.

Happy Reading guys.

Bargain books March 15, 2022

BookBub has a bargain suggestion and I think we have seen it recently but can’t confirm it. I’ll pretend it’s new and not apologize for showing it twice. Lynette Eason is worth seeing again anyway.

Always Watching (Elite Guardians Book #1)

The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have more than just skill and prowess in common–they’re also all women. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son.

But when Wade’s bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. Olivia’s skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade’s stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him. Olivia has the feeling that she’s next on the list. And to complicate things even further, she realizes that her heart may be in as much danger as her client.

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1531 Entertainment has an interesting looking bargain suggestion for us. Another author new to us.

Bittersweet Motives (Serena Manchester Mysteries Book 1)

Former reporter Serena “Rena” Manchester has transitioned into her new career as a private detective. The Clayton Matthews Law firm sends a few investigations her way that pays the bills, though the work is hardly exciting. However, a shift occurs one day while she is taking photos of a prominent businessman, Edwin Peters, with his young mistress. When the woman shows up dead, Serena has no doubt that Edwin Peters is the prime suspect.

A monkey wrench is thrown at her theory when Serena realizes her client, Mrs. Judith Peters, has just as much motive to kill the young woman. Rena is going to need her hard-nosed tactics to find a murderer because the suspects keep piling up.

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I see Tyora Moody has another bargain book. It looks intense and interesting too.

Wounded Heart: A Mystery (Reed Family Mysteries Book 5)

Jackson “Jax” Reed has exchanged his years as a reporter to become a New York Times bestselling author. Being birthed from an affair, Jax has always had a cloud that’s loomed over his life. Despite the growing success of his true crime books, a secret that his mother took to the grave has turned his life upside-down.

Jax runs into an old flame, Ebony Hampton, the woman who broke off their engagement fifteen years ago. These two quickly find themselves at odds since Ebony is the FBI agent tasked with investigating the serial killer who happens to be the subject of Jax’s latest book. When their shared “subject” makes a daring escape from prison, the former couple will find themselves risking their lives together.

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Today the theme is Mystery, Suspense, Thriller.

And, it’s exciting to add another new author to our list.

Happy Reading.

Free and bargain books March 11, 2022

BookBub has a FREE suggestion for us. I have read and enjoyed this.

Hard Landing (Hope Landing Romantic Suspense Book 1)

Two wary souls get a second chance at love.
If a killer doesn’t find them first.

When a stalker turns to murder, pilot Kelli Spencer needs protection. What she doesn’t need is her old love Jack Reese returning to stir things up, but the former Navy SEAL and his team of protection specialists are the best of the best. Trust him with her life? If she has to. Trust him with her heart? No way.

The last time Jack left, he made it clear married life held no appeal. Ten years later, he wastes no time letting her know he hasn’t changed. Not that she’d be fool enough to hope. As the commander of Knight Tactical, Jack jumps at the chance to protect Kelli and take down a killer, but as soon as she’s safe, he plans to shake the dust of the small mountain town off his feet again…until he realizes he never should have left the first time. Can he convince Kelli to give him another chance, or will a devious killer destroy his plans for a happily ever after?

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1531 Entertainment has a bargain suggestion. It’s a pre-order for an author writing for a new market. This is the second book in the new series. I’ve not read anything from this author and samples have not been provided. Based on the number of five star reviews I’m going to give this a shot. I’m not expecting to be disappointed.

Eden: A Christian Romantic Suspense (Cold Case Murder Mystery Series Book 2)

The discovery of a shallow grave in the woods is just the beginning of Bethenny’s troubles…

Taking with her a string of failed relationships and the haunting memories of a fatal car accident, Homicide Detective Bethenny Monroe decides to step away from her demanding career in LA and return to her roots—the small town of Redwater. But, Redwater is no longer the place she remembers…

Detective Lachlan Taylor is good at running from his problems. He’s been running since his wife, Eden, was murdered in their family home. But, when a chilling note is left beside a murder victim in Redwater, Lachlan learns he can’t outrun the past and to heal from his wife’s death he must find her killer before more blood is shed.

But this time he doesn’t have to do it alone. Bethenny and Lachlan are an unstoppable duo in EDEN—a gripping story of love, faith, healing and forgiveness.

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Another bargain book showed up in the suggestion strip. I’ve read and enjoyed this one too.

First Wave (Northwest Counter-Terrorism Taskforce Book 1)

Just another Friday night. Or is it?

Homeland Security Agent Dakota Pierce is in the Washington backwoods to sniff out domestic terrorism.

DEA rookie Josh Weber and his dog show up to uncover a mystery of their own. When a young woman’s body is discovered, everything points to a local militia.

The Northwest Counter-Terrorism Taskforce is on the case.

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I know the caption for most of these say Christian but I’m pretty sure they have all been written for the General Market. That means they are clean, focused on a good story, with no “preachy” stuff.

That’s my favorite. I’m equally not a fan of preachy or over done public displays of affection. It’s not easy to find books free of those things and it is so appreciated when they do show up.

While I’m not a fan of books with an agenda, I still include those I can tell will be promoting christian values because I know there are people out there looking for answers and encouragement.

I include them because I know people are discerning and can decide for themselves what they do or do not wish to read.

In the meantime, I’m pretty sure with these three we are getting today are pure story, and I’m looking forward to the new one I have not read.

I hope you are excited about these as well. They are good reads.

Happy Reading.

Bargain book March 10, 2022

BookRunes has a bargain book for us.

Mark of Steel

Marina Stephenson follows her heart and fills in at her friends bar the night her singer doesn’t show up. It was a simple gift from friend to friend, but her life is soon in turmoil. Dubbed the “secret singer” by the press, Marina’s life is turned upside down when she sings to Billionaire Axl Devereaux.

Inventor, Axl Devereaux, CEO of Devereaux Knives, Inc., is ready to present his cutting-edge design to the United States military. His work has been heralded by multiple branches of the government. Security has been a problem in the past, not this time. The new design could change the future in more ways than anyone can imagine. Well, almost anyone. Someone is trying to steal the prototype but how far will they go to get what they want? Can he trust Marina?

It will take all his skill to uncover the truth in time to save his new design, protect Marina, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire.

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This is it so far for today. It looks interesting and a worthwhile read, which is encouraging.

Be back later if anything else shows up.

Happy Reading!

Bargain book… March 09, 2022

I found a good book for us. Amazing.

We’ve read book 1 in this series and now we can look forward to book 2.

Have you checked out this author? You should. Susan Sleeman writes an excellent story and appears on here regularly.

Kill Shot: A Novel (White Knights Book 2)

Some fears haunt you forever….

As the ballistics and weapon’s expert for the FBI’s special task force nicknamed the White Knights, Rick Cannon has known the Department of Defense was developing self-steering bullets. Rick feared these smart bullets–which have one hundred percent accuracy that can turn even a novice into a lethal sniper–would eventually end up in the hands of the wrong people. But since the ammunition was still in the development stage, he figured they had plenty of time before that happened. He was wrong. Dead wrong.

Until they become reality.

When a homeless vet is killed with a smart bullet, it’s clear that the ammunition has been stolen, and the Knights are called in to find the thief and stop the killings. But they aren’t the only ones desperate to find the killer. Therapist Olivia Dobbs is well known for her success in counseling military veterans with PTSD. When she discovers one of her clients moments after he is murdered, she becomes both the FBI’s prime witness, and suspect.

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I hope you are as excited as I am to have another Susan Sleeman book on the list.

Happy Reading.

Current read March 09, 2022

Go straight to current read. Do not pass books.

I’d like to stop at books but there were no enticing suggestions for us today.

Talk about browsing though, you will have to check out this collection even if you don’t want it. The publisher has put on quite the visual display, it’s startling in it’s impressiveness. Vivid colors, amazing graphics. Like the cover of this book only bigger.

Another thing. I’ve been downloading books from this author for a number of years but this is the first one I’ve taken the time to read. I’m surprised at how well I’m liking it. Then, the other shock is his ability to create such real emotion. His characters have intense responses to dreadful things. And the reader is drawn in right along with them. The main characters happen to be guys, which in this case is highly appropriate.

I think I’m about halfway through book one.

Signs of Life Series: A Christian Fiction Thriller Series Boxed Set 

Rogan Sneed . . . Portland’s Worst Nightmare

SIGNS OF LIFE (Signs of Life Series, Book 1)
Tragedy Strikes the City


High school teacher Tyson Cooper is just dismissing his class when a student flashes his phone. “Another shooting, Mr. C.”

And this one is too close to home. Tyson races to Pioneer Square . . . but he’s too late. The light of his life has been snuffed out—and so has his faith.

Veteran Portland Police Investigator Wayne Deetz, two years shy of retirement, is charged with leading the interrogations. When he meets 19-year-old shooter Rogan Sneed face-to-face, his life is changed forever.

Will Tyson settle for anything less than the death penalty in the case against Rogan Sneed? He’s bent on justice and will do anything to make Rogan pay for the pain he inflicted on Tyson and the entire city of Portland that rainy, haunting May day.

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Check it out. See what you think.

Happy Reading!