Long before I was a writer, I was a reader. I can’t remember a time when books haven’t been a part of my life. Even now, when I don’t get to read as much as I’d like, I still find time each day to pick up my Kindle Oasis and read something. This week has been a good one. Two of my “must buy” authors have new books out. Another favorite had books on sale. Yep, my tbr stack just got larger.
Awakening is the second book in Margaret Ball’s Harmony series.
Orphaned and taunted as an Unlicensed child, Devra grew up determined to expiate her parents’ crime by being the perfect citizen – which means never, ever questioning or defying the rules of Harmony’s totalitarian government. When one of her students is threatened with “medical rehabilitation,” she finds that her personal values are incompatible with good citizenship. One instinctive act of defiance sends her on a downward spiral towards unemployment and homelessness. But at the very bottom, sometimes you meet someone who shows you a new way up….
Shattered Lies (Web of Lies, Book 3) by Kathleen Brooks. Ms. Brooks is one of my guilty pleasure authors. Her books are fun, quick reads and this one is no different.
The time has come to step out of the shadows . . .
Valeria McGregor was a better shot, a better fighter, and smarter than everyone she’d ever gone up against as an agent for the DEA. Then she’d uncovered illegal activity within her own organization and was fired as part of a cover-up. That was how she’d joined the secret group who reports only to the president. Valeria fully plans to find the men and women hell bent on ruling the world from the shadows, but she also has revenge on the mind.
Valeria left the secret team thinking she could go undercover and get to the bottom of how this shadow group was funded. Valeria discovered too late that when it comes to true evil, it’s best to face it with your team at your back. Alone and on the run, Valeria is being hunted by some of the most dangerous people on the planet. She has learned how the shadow group has been funded and what they have planned next, but she still has to find out where. If the shadow group pulls it off, then there may be no stopping them.
Desperate to escape, Valeria calls her team only to find they aren’t close enough to help her. Grant Macay, a trusted Air Force Pararescueman, is brought into the fold and sent to rescue Valeria. With her past at the DEA alive and threatening her survival, and the world’s most vicious drug lord hunting her, Valeria and Grant must make their way back to the team to prepare for the battle of their lives.
For those of you old enough to remember Mary Stewart, a number of her titles are now available as e-books. Better yet, some are available for $0.99 – $1.99. Check out her author page for a full list of her titles.
One of her books I bought was Touch Not the Cat. This book has sentimental value to me because it is a book my father bought me when I was in college. He bought it just before he suffered a serious heart attack. For weeks, we didn’t know if he would survive. So that book was loved and treasured because, for much too long, I didn’t know if it would be the last thing I ever got from him. Here’s the blurb:
Ashley Court: the tumbledown ancestral home of the Ashley family, all blessed with ‘the gift’ of being able to speak to each other without words. When Bryony Ashley’s father dies under mysterious circumstances, his final words a cryptic warning to her, Bryony returns from abroad to uncover Ashley Court’s secrets. What did her father’s message mean? What lies at the centre of the overgrown maze in the gardens? And who is trying to prevent Bryony from discovering the truth?
Tell Bryony. The cat, it’s in the cat on the pavement. The map. The letter. In the brook. Tell Bryony. My little Bryony to be careful. Danger.
Finally, a reminder about my own release this week.
Vengeance from Ashes (special edition with exclusive content) is now live on Amazon. You can order the digital version here or the print version here. This version has approximately 20k additional words included that were not part of the original version. It is only available on Amazon. It is also part of the Kindle Unlimited program there.
The second reminder has to do with the original version of Vengeance from Ashes. You can order it through the following outlets with more to come: Kobo, Playster, Tolino (link not yet available) Inktera, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. This is the same edition that had been available on Amazon.