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Book Giveaways for December

dragons.jpgOne random winner will receive a copy of Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly.  Click on the book cover for more information and to enter.











john.jpgOne random winner will receive a copy of Dear John by Nicholas Sparks.  Click on the book cover for more information and to enter.








Contest Winners for November

Winners of Elijah:  By the Grace of God by Eliza Earsman:

Kathy Hornick - Harrisonburg, VA
Pamela Brownlee - East Lansing, MI
Audrey Larson - Bloomington, MN



Winner of Lineup by Otto Penzler:



Pam Greer - Soddy Daisy, TN



Winner of I, Alex Cross by James Patterson:



Sally Thompson - Winterset, IA



Winners of The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere:


Karen Hass - Garner, NC

Nora Scott-Platt - Dayton, IN




Featured Book - Dreamer by Phillip L. Davidson

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dreamer3.jpgAs war between Britain and Argentina looms over the barren Falkland Islands, a group of men, former Green Berets who left the service in disgrace and now live their lives in the 'darkness', are brought together by God to save one of his servants who is being held hostage in a prison at the end of the earth. For one man in the group, the mission is personal, for it is David's wife, Sunny, who is the hostage they are trying to save.


Taking the form of one of their dead comrades, God gives them the chance to stand in the light of men once more. But their path is compromised by God's loyal servant, Satan, who places death and betrayal before them. Dreamer takes place in Washington, D.C., Georgia, Mexico, Central America and Argentina. As they fight their way to Los Estados prison, the men encounter the CIA, Contras, the Narco-Terrorists M-19, and Captain Alvarez, who is the head of the Argentine Secret Police.


Dreamer is a tale of redemption, love, courage, belief in God and betrayal!



Featured Book - Torn by Amber Lehman

tornsm.jpgIt was different this time; we weren’t acting on a dare. I knew our motive; we were practicing the act, hoping to impress the right boy when it came time. But then something happened—in the mix of the moment, in the mix of the alcohol. It wasn’t planned, but somehow our kissing experiment turned into something else. Things went further . . . and once they had, once I returned to earth from the euphoria . . . I wrestled with my feelings at that frank realization, questioning whether our said objective was entirely true.

When fourteen-year old Krista McKinley transfers from Catholic school in Ohio to California’s public Crestmount High, she discovers she has a lot to learn. Luckily, she is befriended by Carrie and Brandon and things start to look up. But when a simple dare tests Krista’s values, it sends her entire world spiraling into a confusing series of events that leaves her questioning her identity as well as the people around her.

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Featured Book - The Dawn of Saudi - In Search of Freedom by Homa Pourasgari

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dawnsm.jpgIn a country where women have no rights, two women fight for freedom. Sahar Al-Hijazi refuses to allow men to decide her destiny. Her best friend, Dawn Parnell, made the mistake of changing her religion and marrying a Saudi. He misled her into thinking he was a progressive thinker. Trapped in Riyadh, these women desperately seek a way to escape.


Based in Pasadena, California, Crawford Enterprises with strong business ties to the Al-Hijazi family couldn’t care less about the plight of these women or any Saudi woman for that matter. Their main goal is to accumulate wealth and increase their earnings per share. Headed by Andrew and his son Jason Crawford, the conglomerate is well recognized in the business world but as Jason begins evaluating his life and pondering the Saudi way of life, he starts questioning the betrayal of his ethics for the sake of making a profit.


With mystery and romance lingering in the air, the lives of Jason, Sahar and Dawn intertwine, giving readers a glimpse of life in the in the kingdom, from the crushing of the female spirit to the torture of foreigners from third world countries. Yet, world governments remain quiet in the name of oil, greed and politics.

 

Featured Book - Murderous Intellectuals:  German Elites and the Nazi SS by Jonathan Miller

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intellectuals1.jpgMost people know that the Nazis were evil. However, most people don’t know that many of the Nazi leaders were superbly educated and hailed from comfortable or even affluent backgrounds. In fact, the Nazi party was full of doctors, lawyers, engineers, professors, and other professionals. My book examines why so many intellectuals in Europe helped to perpetuate the Holocaust. .





Featured Book - Golden Conspiracy by
Robert James Glider

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conspiracy5.jpgThe year is 1503 when a Spanish shipwreck survivor wearing a gold half moon tag-plate medallion inscribed with a riddle to the location of plundered gold bullion is captured by a young warrior and fights for survival on the island of Molokai.


In 2009, Dr. Ricardo Montoya, a Spanish historian is contracted to translate a recently uncovered log of a guardian galleon, the Santa Ynez, and compares it with the surviving navigator’s diary of the treasure ship Solitario. He discovers both documents report the Solitario burned and sunk off the Florida/Georgia coast in 1501, since the “devils minions possessed the crew.” Relying on a leap of evidentiary faith confirming his employer’s suspicion of a conspiracy to plunder the gold, Montoya discovers an article in the New York Times reporting the recent find of a Spanish gold cross, circa 15th century in an excavation on Molokai, and believes it could be a link to the Solitario’s gold bullion. With a threat on his life due to huge gambling losses, Montoya sells Jacsen Kidd and Pericles Schmoond’s confidential information to Louis Damia, a ruthless antiquity collector and nemeses of Jac’s father, Mandrago Kidd.


Greed, murder and passion fuel the hunt for the gold as Kidd, a descendant of the infamous Captain Kidd, and his partner, Pericles Schmoond, a gastronomic icon begin to unravel the deception. First, in a Florida coastal village, while being covertly followed by an old enemy of Jac’s thought to be dead. Then, in the Hawaiian Islands, Peri’s nephew, Michael, an archeologist, finds a revelation in a chant which leads him to uncover a petroglyph in a dig confirming an encounter on Molokai by a warrior named Liko with a mysterious white god wearing the sun around his neck. Michael believes that the depiction of the sun is a gold medallion that may contain a clue to the location. Nicole Thomas, Damia’s operative is sent to uncover information from Jac, but when unexpected chemistry arises between them, and before Nikki can disclose her deception, she finds Damia murdered.


As they enter a savage past near an ancient village in the Halawa Valley on the island of Molokai to find the Spaniard and the breastplate medallion, Jac and Peri trace the footsteps of the stranger from clues in the chant. Lurking nearby Garth Moska, an ex-KGB assassin thought dead, who vowed to kill Jac and take the gold. After a near death struggle beneath a waterfall while swimming through a maze of lava tubes, and caverns, Jac uncovers the Spaniard’s remains, and unearths the inscribed medallion. Kidnapped by Moska, Nikki is rescued by Jac during a high-speed helicopter/speedboat chase. And with Moska in relentless pursuit, Peri, Michael, Jac, and Jac’s father Mandrago Kidd, become entangled in a maze of treachery and murder. Following the clues in the riddle, sailing to the Brazilian island, Fernando de Norhona, Jac begins to unravel the mystery, and is faced with seemingly overwhelming odds to save his friends lives. In an encounter with Moska, Peri suffers severe wounds as he attempts to save Jac. Jac’s courage rises to the occasion, and in a final clash of intellect versus power, Jac and Moska drop from a cliff into the sea. Surviving the ordeal, Jac crawls from the surf. In a sea cave, in what seems to be a dead end, a simple gust of wind provides Jac with the final clue, and leads him and Peri to the gold.


A light plane lands on a bay off the Brazilian mainland with another survivor of the ordeal on Fernando de Norhona. There will be another day, Moska vows, to kill Jacsen Kidd.






Featured Book - Marriage:  Divine Design or Devilish Deception by
D.E. Christian

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marriagesm.jpgThis book contains an extensive overview of the original intent of marriage, and a close look at marriage in today's society.















Featured Book -  An Honorable German by Charles McCain

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hgsmall.jpgWHAT SOME OF THE READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS GERMAN SUBMARINE NOVEL :   

Dear Mr. McCain,

 What's the big idea?  Don't you realize I have work to do?

 I 've a wife and two small children to support and you to and write a novel that is almost impossible to put down.

Thank God I've finished reading now, so I can get back to work.

 R.I.

 An author who can write a story incorporating accurate and detailed military history along with a compelling fictional plot line is to be treasured - and the newest treasure of this genre is Charles McCain.

 J. S.

 I just finished reading An Honorable German.  Awesome book - I couldn't put it down.

 D.D.

 I found myself reading it constantly for two days.

K.W.

 I'm 61 years old and a Purple Heart veteran of the Vietnam War.  I have just finished reading "An Honorable German" and it is one of finest I have ever read.  It ranks with "The Young Lions", "Caine Mutiny" and "From Here to Eternity".  In my opinion "Das Boot" is a distant second for realistic action and detail.

 J.P.

 I found your book by chance in Barnes and Noble on the new fiction table....  I have seldom read a book like it, one that keeps your interest and you can't put it down till you finish it. I can hardly wait for you to write another great one like this one, but don't take that many years as I am 78 and really can't wait.

 M.W. 

 Thank you for the extraordinary book. I can't remember when a book satisfied both my hunger for a good plot and historical accuracy.

 R.E.




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