Saturday, January 16, 2021

Digitus Rising by K. D. Emerson

 


Fiction or reality? Digitus Rising, book 2, in the Digitus series, will make you question everything that is happening in our world! It was an interesting read for people who like dystopian books. Digitus Rising will definitely make you think and hopefully, pray for our world. 
So grab your hot cocoa and settle in for a quick but thought-provoking read by K.D. Emerson. 

This book is available on Kindle Unlimited.

I read this book thru Kindle Unlimited. All thoughts are my own.

From Amazon:

In South America, Zeph Wheeler discovers an intricate web of corruption and power.
Digitus, on the surface they are philanthropists, offering aid to a starving world; beneath that surface, Digitus pulls the string, and their slaves dance.
Zeph is reunited with his mentor, River, and together they race against time to save Zeph’s brother.
The threat of exposure escalates, and the imminent danger of an EMP looms overhead. Zeph and River race to get the Alliance portal system re-established to avoid a dystopian future.

See what readers are saying about the Digitus Series:

“It's a great series and so relevant to the times. It will blow you away especially since much of it was written before 2020 happened ~ Dianne Gardner – author of Ian’s Realm

With the news of this week/month/year so far ... terrifying and on point. Relatable. A book truly relevant for today’s world ~ Joyce Slaughter – Owner of Mosaic Starfish, LLC

About the author:

K.D. Emerson

Biography

K.D. Emerson is an award-winning author of suspenseful fiction.

She spent a good deal of time as a teacher in a life long ago. She also wrote non-fiction for others as a ghostwriter. Since that time, she left reality behind and has devoted herself to her first love - writing fiction.

Emerson delights in creating thought-provoking and action-filled stories that will bring her readers back for more. Although her writings often deal with the darkness of humanity, she dishes out healthy doses of laughter and fun along the way.

K.D. spends her free time wrangling wild horses, rafting down the Amazon, hang gliding on a toothpick, and when she's awake you will find her working on her next adventure or assisting others in creating their dreams.

Her deepest desire is to leave the earth a little better than when she arrived.

Connect with her on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/kimmutch.emerson

Twitter connection: @MstrKoda


Active Defense by Lynette Eason

 



I really enjoyed reading Lynette Eason's Active Defense. It is the continuing story of a group of friends who served together in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, life back in the 'States doesn't seem to be any safer. This is Dr. Heather Fointaine's story along with Travis Walker the man who is fascinated by her. This book is full of dialogue and plot twists. The suspense is amazing and will keep you reading past your bedtime. 
So grab your favorite snacks and beverage and settle in for a suspenseful read.

I was given a copy of Active Defense by NetGalley.com with no expectations. All thoughts are my own.

From Amazon:

As a former field surgeon in Afghanistan, Heather Fontaine is used to life-or-death situations. She just didn't expect them to follow her home. When she returns from a party to find that someone has broken into her house--and threatened her friends--she assumes it is the stalker who has been following her and creeping her out. She hopes to find safety and peace of mind by leaving the city and hiding out in a small town. But trouble has followed her even there.

Luckily, a stalker isn't the only one watching Heather. Travis Walker has been secretly watching out for her for weeks. As the owner of his own security agency, it's what he does. Together, Travis and Heather must figure out who wants her dead--and why--before it's too late.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lynette Eason will have you looking over your shoulder as you dive into this fast-paced, suspense-filled story about losing control and finding something even better.

About the author:


Lynette Eason

Biography

Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason writes for Harlequin's Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the Publisher's Weekly, CBA, and ECPA bestseller lists and have won numerous awards such as the prestigious Carol Award, the Selah, the Daphne, the IRCC award, and more. Lynette is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC.


Saturday, January 9, 2021

Lethal Intent by Cara Putman

 


If legal thrillers are your thing, then you have to read Lethal Intent by Cara Putman! Cara writes a thrilling story with plot twists that keep you guessing until the end who the bad guys are. She writes strong female characters who are fully supported by the men that love them. I highly recommend Lethal Intent for a thoroughly engrossing read. 

 So grab a pitcher of sweet tea and head to your favorite reading nook for a great read.


I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley.com with no expectations. All thoughts are my own.


From Amazon:


If they expected silence, they hired the wrong woman. 

Caroline Bragg’s life has never been better. She and Brandon Lancaster are taking their relationship to the next level, and she has a new dream job as legal counsel for Praecursoria—a research lab that is making waves with its cutting-edge genetic therapies. The company’s leukemia treatments even promise to save desperately sick kids—kids like eleven-year-old Bethany, a critically ill foster child at Brandon’s foster home. 

When Caroline’s enthusiastic boss wants to enroll Bethany in experimental trials prematurely, Caroline objects, putting her at odds with her colleagues. They claim the only goal at Praecursoria is to save lives. But does someone have another agenda? 

Brandon faces his own crisis. As laws governing foster homes shift, he’s on the brink of losing the group home he’s worked so hard to build. When Caroline learns he’s a Praecursoria investor, it becomes legally impossible to confide in him. Will the secrets she keeps become a wedge that separates them forever? And can she save Bethany from the very treatments designed to heal her? 

This latest romantic legal thriller by bestseller Cara Putman shines a light on the shadowy world of scientific secrets and corporate vendettas—and the ethical dilemmas that plague the place where science and commerce meet.

“Intriguing characters. Romantic tension. Edge-of-your-seat suspense. And a fast-paced ending that will leave you exhausted (in a good way!).” —Robert Whitlow, award-winning author of Promised Land



About the author:


Cara C. Putman

Biography

Since the time I could read Nancy Drew, I have wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 I attended a book signing at my local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, is history. There I met Colleen Coble. With prompting from my husband, I shared my dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, I've been writing award-winning books with the count currently at 35 published and more in the works.

In addition to writing, I am a mom of four, attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women's ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, my husband, and my kids. I graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!), George Mason Law School, and Purdue University's MBA program. You can learn more about my books at http://www.caraputman.com. And if you'd like a copy of my legal suspense novella, Dying for Love, simply connect with me here (http://www.caraputman.com/contact/) , and I'll send you the link.



Digitus 233 by K.D. Emerson

 



Dystopian...or is it?


Digitus 233 is a book that makes you think. It is classed as Dystopian but reads as if it could be true. I enjoyed reading Zeph and Zander's story. The plot moves along at a decent pace and really holds your interest. I am looking forward to reading Digitus Rising as Digitus 233 ends in a cliffhanger. So grab your favorite beverage and snacks, then head to your blanket fort for a thrilling read.

I read this on Kindle Unlimited. All thoughts are my own.


From Amazon:

Digitus, the world’s dominant corporation, has studied human nature for centuries. They are experts who expand on a human’s natural gifts and talents to create supreme world leaders in all major areas of science, art, religion, music, and leadership. A select few young adults are handpicked each year to join the elite.

As a final test of induction into Digitus, Zander’s team finds themselves ejected from a Learjet and land on a barren arctic island. They come together in an effort to survive and escape. Unfortunately, escape is short-lived when a nuclear powered, ballistic missile submarine rescues them, and a computer malfunction threatens an all-out nuclear attack on North America.

Time is running out as Zander’s brother Zeph struggles to uncover the truth behind the corrupt organization that holds the future of the world in its grasp.

Tick Tock.

About the author:

K.D. Emerson

Biography

K.D. Emerson is an award-winning author of suspenseful fiction.

She spent a good deal of time as a teacher in a life long ago. She also wrote non-fiction for others as a ghostwriter. Since that time, she left reality behind and has devoted herself to her first love - writing fiction.

Emerson delights in creating thought-provoking and action-filled stories that will bring her readers back for more. Although her writings often deal with the darkness of humanity, she dishes out healthy doses of laughter and fun along the way.

K.D. spends her free time wrangling wild horses, rafting down the Amazon, hang gliding on a toothpick, and when she's awake you will find her working on her next adventure or assisting others in creating their dreams.

Her deepest desire is to leave the earth a little better than when she arrived.

Connect with her on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/kimmutch.emerson

Twitter connection: @MstrKoda


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden

 



Elizabeth Camden's A Guilded Lady continues the tale that began in The Spice King. In his book Caroline Delacroix, Gray Delacroix's younger sister gets a job as the First Lady's social secretary. Caroline has always been thought of as an empty-headed heiress, but she proves there is more to her than meets the eye. Nathaniel Trask is tasked as one of the first secret service agents. He suspects that Caroline has a secret. I really enjoyed the dialogue and interaction between Caroline and Nathaniel. So grab a pitcher of ice tea and settle in for a fun read.

I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley.com with no expectations. All thoughts are my own.

From Amazon:

Caroline Delacroix is at the pinnacle of Washington high society in her role as secretary to the first lady of the United States. But beneath the facade of her beauty, glamorous wardrobe, and dazzling personality, she's hiding a terrible secret. If she cannot untangle a web of foreign espionage, her brother will face execution for treason.

Nathaniel Trask is the newly appointed head of the president's Secret Service team. He is immediately suspicious of Caroline despite his overwhelming attraction to her quick wit and undeniable charm. Desperate to keep the president protected, Nathaniel must battle to keep his focus fully on his job as the threat to the president rises.

Amid the glamorous pageantry of Gilded Age Washington, DC, Caroline and Nathaniel will face adventure, danger, and heartbreak in a race against time that will span the continent and the depth of human emotion.

About the author:

Elizabeth Camden

Biography

Elizabeth Camden is best known for her historical novels set in gilded age America featuring clever heroines and richly layered storylines. Before she was a writer, she was an academic librarian at some of the largest and smallest libraries in America, but her favorite is the continually growing library in her own home. Her novels have won the RITA and Christy Award, and she lives in Florida with her husband who graciously tolerates her intimidating stockpile of books.




Court Of Swans by Melanie Dickerson

 


Melanie Dickerson's Court Of Swans is a fantastic retelling of The Six Swans fairy tale. I loved Delia and Geoffrey. They were honorable people in a time of false accusations. The plot was engaging and fast-moving. I read this in two sittings, only because I could not stay awake any longer to finish the first night. I eagerly look forward to the next book in the series. Although this is supposed to be YA I believe anyone who enjoys Medieval Tales would enjoy this.

So grab a pot of tea and settle in for an enjoyable read.


I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley.com. All thoughts are my own.


From Amazon:

Where there is wealth and power, there’s always someone willing to do anything to take it.

England, 1381: Delia’s idyllic life as daughter of an earl is shattered when her father dies and his wife accuses Delia’s seven brothers of treason and murder. The youngest is only ten years old, but this doesn’t stop the guards from hauling them off to the Tower of London. There they await a grim fate, as child-king Richard II is executing anyone who poses a threat to his throne. Delia is their only hope for pardon and freedom.

Sir Geoffrey did not expect his first assignment as captain of the guard to be the arrest of boys so young. He dutifully imprisons the brothers, but he can’t ignore the sense, rooted in personal experience, that injustice and treachery are at work.

Determined to rescue her brothers, Delia secures a position as a seamstress for the queen. Her quest is all but impossible as the executions continue. Sir Geoffrey offers to be her ally, but should she trust him in a court where everyone has an agenda?

From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a tender retelling of “The Wild Swans,” where the virtues of loyalty and love face a harrowing showdown with power and fear.

“Set in the harsh society of fourteenth century England, Court of Swans tells a powerful story of forgiveness, love, and choosing joy amid trials. Dickerson continues to impress with her masterful balance of plot and message, capturing attention with a strong heroine and tugging at heartstrings with themes of trusting God when life seems to fall apart. A book perfect for teen and adult readers alike.” —Caroline George, author of Dearest Josephine

  • First in a brand-new series set in England: The Dericott Tales
  • Full-length clean fairy-tale reimagining
  • Includes Discussion Questions for Book Clubs

About the author:

Melanie Dickerson

Biography

Melanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author who combines her love for all things Medieval with her love of romance and fairy tales. She also loves Regency Romance and has drawn on her Southern heritage to write a romance set in the late 1800s called Magnolia Summer.
Her books have won the Christy Award, two Maggie Awards, The National Reader's Choice Award, and the Carol Award in Young Adult fiction. She earned her bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama and has taught children and adults in America, Germany, and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama. Sign up for her newsletter at http://www.MelanieDickerson.com.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

She Walks In Majesty by MaryLu Tyndal

 


She Walks In Majesty is the fabulous ending to a powerful series. I loved all 3 books and am sad to have to say goodbye to these folks I have come to love.


All thoughts are my own.


From Amazon:

Danger around every corner. Intrigues in everyone’s past. And a romance that’s swoon worthy. She Walks in Majesty is all that and more, with a plot that twists and turns and truths that are hard-hitting. Truly, this is author MaryLu Tyndall at her finest!
—Michelle Griep, Christy Award-winning author of Once Upon a Dickens Christmas


With only a worn document in hand and the Spear of Destiny strapped to her thigh, Seraphina de Mobray, the new Protector of the Spear, must convince the king that her friends are innocent of treason and witchcraft. Who is she to embark on such a lofty task but a lowly servant, an orphan abandoned at birth? Yet each step of the way, the Spear grants her favor and opens a path for her to enter the royal palace. What she finds there is naught but lies, greed, and a danger that threatens her very existence.


Sir Damien LaRage, knight of the elite King's Guard would do anything to protect Seraphina and save his friends, anything except give up his quest for revenge against the person who murdered his parents. Returning to court, to a world of secrets, deceit, and power is exhilarating at first. Then things become dangerous when he must protect Seraphina from those would do her harm. Even himself. For he soon discovers that he must choose between saving her or avenging his parents’ deaths.


The king is ill, and evil takes over the throne as Seraphina must run for her life, and Damien is left to battle against forces not of this world. Meanwhile, darkness suffocates the Knights of the Eternal realm. leaving them defenseless against wicked powers that have taken over Luxley. Only Seraphina and the Spear of Destiny can save them now.


About the author:

MaryLu Tyndall

Biography

Award winning and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida's Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the deeply spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. As a follower of Christ, her stories often reflect her own journey and walk with God. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, two grandkids, and three cats on the California coast, where her imagination still surges with the sea.