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The Moses Conspiracy

Good morning suspense fans and welcome to today’s Book Showcase!!! Our suspense feature for the month of October is The Moses Conspiracy by suspense novelist Susan J. Reinhardt.

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In 2025, two seemingly unconnected events set a diabolical plan in motion. Ellie and John Zimmerman find themselves embroiled in a life-threatening investigation, fighting a shadowy enemy.

Several years after a terrorist attack on Washington, D.C., Ellie and her son, Peter, go on a field trip to the nation’s capital. Her greatest fear is realized when they become separated. Back home, John witnesses a buggy accident with unusual circumstances.

Caught between strained family relationships and ominous warnings from a faceless enemy, the couple rely on God for wisdom and protection. When the true nature of a past tragedy is revealed, will they survive the heartache it brings?

The Moses Conspiracy, as well as other books by Susan J. Reinhardt, are also available in print.

Susan J. Reinhardt began her journey as a non-fiction writer. After numerous devotionals, short articles, and several contributions to susan-reinhardtanthologies were published, she switched gears and entered the world of fiction. The Moses Conspiracy is the first book in The Moses Trilogy.

A widow, daughter, stepmom, and active church member, Susan resides in Pennsylvania. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, couponing, gardening, and finding small treasures in antique shops.

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She’ll also continue to keep you updated on some of the best reads in Christian fiction suspense.

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Posted by on October 14, 2016 in Book Showcase, Kara Hunt, Writing

 

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Kara’s Suspense/Thriller Book Recommendations for September 2016

LEGAL SUSPENSE

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Mike Ortiz is a war hero favored to win the White House.

Erica Sparks is an ambitious tv reporter. out for the truth.

She questions what really happened in the over crowded prison in Al-Qaeda, where Mike spent nine months.

What happens when her daughter’s life is threatened?

You can pre-order you copy now of this newest release by Fox News Analyst Lis Wiehl.

She is also the author of the must-read New York Time’s Bestseller Face of Betrayal.

Hew latest release, The Candidate releases October 4, 2016.

 

Tara Bannister’s abusive stepfather finally pushed her too far. To save herself, she had to kill him. self-incrimination

Or did she?

Defense attorneys expect to catch their clients lying. It’s part of the game.

But Tara’s confession doesn’t add up, and attorney Leslie Conners must overcome more than first-trial jitters

to mount a credible defense. She’ll need to uncover what really happened

. . .and it just may be more shocking than the crime itself.

If you’re not currently a fan of Christian suspense author, pastor and lawyer Randy Singer you will be at the end of this book.

Order your copy here.

THRILLER

vain-empiresThey were stuck on this remote island, all of them. Trapped in this show. No way to stop whatever came next. No way at all.

Six people arrive on a remote island–contestants in the reality show of the century, Dream Prize. The winner will be the person who learns the most facts about the others and gains the most viewer votes. Sounds simple. But the three men and three women soon discover nothing is as expected.

They are alone on the island. Cameras surround them, filming twenty-four hours a day. And their challenge? Discover which of the Seven Deadly Sins each contestant, including themselves, represents.

Turns out each person has a damning secret–one that could ruin his or her life. Those secrets are about to be revealed on live television.

And this is only the beginning of the twists in the game.

Order your copy of Vain Empires today.

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

As a seasoned FBI agent, DARREN TIMMONS has seen it all, but when his precious daughter Savannah is abducted from a Christmas the-christmas-bell-tollswedding party, she quickly becomes the only case that ever mattered. As she is lost somewhere out in the big, dark world of Memphis’ underbelly without her inhaler or her medication, Darren is forced to sit on the sidelines of the investigation and put his faith in the one woman he’s not sure he can trust.

DNA Serologist EVA LANGSTON is still nursing the sting of a breakup from her romance with Darren. Eva doesn’t know if she has the strength to assist when she’s called in to work the case of Darren’s missing little girl. When her name is listed as a possible suspect in the abduction, Eva wants nothing more than to escape, but she can’t bear to leave Darren alone in his desperate search for the little girl she came to love.

As the clock ticks on Savannah’s medical needs, Darren and Eva must work together and learn to trust again, to bring the little girl home. Can their search for Savannah help them find true love again?

If you love suspance (my term for Suspense and Romance 🙂 then you can’t go wrong with suspense novelist, Robin Caroll. You can order your copy of The Christmas Bell Tolls and several of her other award-nominated novels from Amazon.

POLITICAL INTRIGUE/SUSPENSE

the-first-hostageWhat if the Islamic State captured the most valuable hostage in history? The president of the United States . . . is missing. With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, report-ing from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan’s king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured. As the U.S. government faces a constitutional crisis and Jordan battles for its very existence, Collins must do his best to keep the world informed while working to convince the FBI that his stories are not responsible for the terror attack on the Jordanian capital. And ISIS still has chemical weapons . . .Struggling to clear his name, Collins and the Secret Service try frantically to locate and rescue the leader of the free world before ISIS s threats become a catastrophic reality.

Bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg is the author of several Mystery/Thriller/Suspense novels that have won numerous awards, and also the author of nonfiction and historical novels.

Mr. Rosenberg’s novels are current, relevant, and politically prophetic with international suspense and intrigue masterfully woven in. Order your copy of The First Hostage today.

 

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She’ll also continue to keep you updated on some of the best reads in Christian fiction suspense.

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Posted by on September 16, 2016 in Book Recommendations, Kara Hunt, Writing

 

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Crevice

Good morning suspense fans and welcome to today’s Book Showcase!!! This month you’re in for a special treat. Our suspense feature for the month of July will be a sneak-peak of Christian mystery novel, Crevice by suspense novelist Janice Boekhoff. This book is close to my heart for many reasons and after you’ve read it, it’ll be close to yours too. Save and pre-order your copy now for only $2.99!

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Desperate to save her family’s gold mine, Elery Hearst gives an order that results in the tragic death of one of her men. But before she can come to terms with the guilt consuming her, her brother disappears. To find him, she must find the legendary Lost Dutchman gold mine. And the one person who can help, Lucan Milner, has every reason to want her to fail; he’s the twin brother of the miner who died. He holds the secret to finding Elery’s brother, but sharing them with her not only rips open his grief-stricken heart, it puts both of them in the path of a killer.

Janice Boekhoff is a former Research Geologist who pours her love of science and the outdoors into her suspense novels. She is a three-time Janicefinalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest. She writes from Iowa, where she lives with her amazing husband and three feisty kids.

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Kara writes layered suspense thrillers and is an ACFW Genesis 2013 Finalist in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category.Kara

She’ll also continue to keep you updated on some of the best reads in Christian fiction suspense.

To contact Kara, email her at fictionwithfaith@gmail.com or by clicking the below link:

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Posted by on July 8, 2016 in Book Showcase, Kara Hunt, New Releases

 

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A Silver Medallion – Behind The Story

June 10th’s suspense post showcased the Christian mystery novel, A Silver Medallion, by author James R. Callan.

And now, here’s the story behind the story.

Where did A Silver Medallion come from?

It came from the same place that many of my books originate: a news story.  Several years ago, I read a short piece about a woman held a virtual slave in Los Angeles.  She was not held by chains, but by threats to her family that remained in a foreign country.  She could not quit, escape, or for that matter, even tell authorities about her predicament.  If she did, her family would be harmed.

It seemed impossible that this could happen in the United States.  And I dismissed it. But the story hung around in the back of my mind and eventually I did some research.  I was horrified to find it was widespread. One government report claimed more slaves existed in the U.S. now than in 1860. No chains, but slaves nonetheless.

Again, I put that out of my mind. But it continued to resurface and eventually I knew I had to write about it. But the actual facts were too horrific for me to consider a non-fiction account. So, I decided to write a suspense novel where the protagonist from my first Crystal Moore suspense book discovers a virtual slave.

Crystal learns of a young, single mother, Lucita, who has left two young girls in Mexico with the man who arranged transportation and a job in Dallas for her. She would make “big Yankee dollars” and soon could send for the children. But once she got to the job in Dallas, the real facts were explained to her. She could not leave her position, could not tell anyone about it, could not displease her “owner” or her girls would be killed or sold to drug lords.

Crystal tries to forget she ever heard about Lucita. But her conscience will not let her. She had lost her parents when she was seven. They were dead; nothing could be done. But Lucita is not dead. Something could be done. After sleepless nights and numerous nightmares,  Crystal knows she must try to help Lucita and her girls.

Crystal considers many paths and finally realizes that the mother will never escape, complain, or go to authorities until she knows her two girls are free and safe. To accomplish that, Crystal decides she must go to Mexico and rescue the children.

At this point, I must answer the question, why would unadventurous Crystal go into the jungles of Mexico and challenge a ruthless drug lord.  For me, the answer was simple. It is not about logic, intelligence, or bravery.  It is about emotions, feelings, basic tenets a person holds. For Crystal, it is about helping someone who cannot help herself.

The decision is made easier because Crystal is naive and does not really understand just how dangerous it will be. She thinks that the police will help her. Or the Federales. And if all else fails, at least Crystal will be protected by the U.S. Consulate. All those safety nets evaporate once she is in Mexico.

It is a dangerous, yet interesting adventure,  aided by a mysterious Juan Grande.  If they succeed, mother and children will be free, but Crystal will have two powerful and ruthless men — one in Mexico and one in Texas — who want her dead.

Read A Silver Medallion to follow Crystal’s trek through the jungles of Mexico and see what she is made of and what she is capable of doing.

A Silver Medallion

James R. CallanAfter a successful career in mathematics and computer science, receiving grants from the National Science Foundation and NASA, and being listed in Who’s Who in Computer Science and Two Thousand Notable Americans, James R. Callan turned to his first love—writing.  He has had four non-fiction books published.  He now concentrates on his favorite genre, mystery/suspense.  His eleventh book is scheduled to release in June, 2016.

Website:   www.jamesrcallan.com

Blog:          www.jamesrcallan.com/blog

Author’s page on Amazon:   http://amzn.to/1eeykvG

Buy link for A Silver Medallion      http://amzn.to/1WxoEaF

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Posted by on June 24, 2016 in Book Showcase, Kara Hunt, Writing

 

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Stranded

Good morning suspense fans and welcome to today’s Book Showcase!!! Our next suspense feature for the month of April is Christian mystery novel Stranded, by Christian suspense authors, Don and Stephanie Prichard.

FIRST THEY HAD TO SURVIVE THE ISLAND . . . THEN EACH OTHER . . .

THEN THEIR RESCUER.

StrandedAll Marine Corps reservist Jake Chalmers wants is to give his dying wife a last, romantic cruise to the Philippines. Unable to save her in a mass murder aboard ship, he washes ashore a jungle island, where he discovers three other survivors. Heartbroken that he failed to save his wife, he is determined not to fail these helpless castaways.

Federal prosecutor Eve Eriksson rescues a young girl and her elderly great-aunt from the same ship. They badly need Jake’s survival skills, but why is he so maddeningly careful? She needs to hurry home to nail a significant career trial. And, please, before Jake learns her secret that she’s responsible for his wife’s death.

About the Authors

Don Prichard is a Viet Nam veteran who served in the Marine Corps Reserves for Don & Stephanie Pritchardthirty-two years before retiring as a colonel. He is also a career architect, whose specialty in government work includes the design of prisons, courthouses, and military facilities.

Stephanie is an army brat who lived in many countries around the world and loved it. She met her husband at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she majored in English/Literature. She and Don have lived in Indianapolis, IN, for forty years, where they raised their three children and now enjoy eleven grandchildren. In retirement have turned to co-authoring novels.

 

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Posted by on April 29, 2016 in Book Showcase, Kara Hunt

 

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Colorblind

Good morning suspense fans and welcome to today’s Book Showcase!!! Our suspense feature for the month of April is Christian mystery novel Colorblind, by Christian suspense author Amy C. Blake.

ColorblindEighteen-year-old Christy Kane has always been Daddy’s princess. But on the first day of her music internship at his mega-church, reporters shatter her world with terrible news: Daddy’s had an affair with the church preschool director. Christy feels as betrayed by God as the man she’s always considered Prince Charming.

When Mom sends her to Buckeye Lake to help with Aunt Jo’s School of Music and Dance in the restored Pier Ballroom, Christy’s problems only increase. First, the ballroom sits on Buckeye Lake, making her face her greatest fear—water. Second, she must help lead a handful of semi-talented volunteers, who harbor racial tensions and mysterious underlying antagonisms, in a professional quality performance for the Grand Reopening of the ballroom. The stakes are high—Aunt Jo will lose the place if they fail. Third, Christy discovers a diary written by Lillian, who lived near Buckeye Lake in the 1920s, and becomes intrigued by the stories of thousands coming to play at the amusement parks and dance in the ballrooms. But her interest soon turns to concern as tragic events from the diary happen in Christy’s world, ninety years to the date of their first occurrence.

Between her shattered past, her uncertain future, and her dangerous present, Christy doesn’t know where to turn. Does Daddy’s God really exist? If so, does He care enough to rescue her?

 

Award-winning author Amy C. Blake is a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mother of four. She has an M.A. in English from Mississippi College Amy C. Blakeand has written articles, devotionals, and short stories for a number of publications. You can connect with her on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter. She’d love for you to visit her website at amycblake.com for tips on homeschooling, advice for the rookie pastor’s wife, and helps for the Christian life. You can also find more information on her website about her novels–Whitewashed, Colorblind, and The Trojan Horse Traitor.

 

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Posted by on April 1, 2016 in Book Showcase, Kara Hunt

 

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The Club – Behind The Story

This month’s suspense post showcased the supernatural Christian thriller novel, The Club by multi-published Christian author, Karin Kaufman. And as promised, here’s the story behind the story. And it’s just as thrilling as her novel.

When I first planned the Anna Denning Mystery Series, I knew two things for certain: first, the series would be set in a Colorado mountain March 18 posttown, and second, the series’ protagonist would battle spiritual forces in the guise of “harmless” neopagan and new age practices. I live in Colorado and love the mountains—right now I’m blessed to live very close to the foothills—so the mountain setting was a no-brainer. (Besides, my favorite mysteries play out in isolated settings, and there’s nothing quite as isolated as a mountain town!)

The protagonist who confronts neopaganism, wicca, and various new age practices? That aspect of my books come from my past, as a Christian who briefly, a long time ago, dipped her toe into wicca because, well, it seemed so appealing. I know the pitfalls, I know the dangers, and I have empathy for those who get sucked into the neopagan lifestyle. In fact, one of my returning characters, Jazmin Morningstar, is a wiccan, and I love writing about her. When people say God can use anything from your past, believe them!

Still, I didn’t want my mysteries to be nothing more than anti-neopagan polemics. Anna Denning, my main character, isn’t shy about disliking practices that fall under the umbrella of neopaganism—in fact, some readers think she should be a little less outspoken, a little sweeter—but more than anything I want my books to be entertaining. I want them to be escapes—in all the best senses of the word. I want to take readers away to the Colorado mountains, give them a few hours of thrills and chills, and introduce them to characters I hope will become friends.

The Club is the fourth book in the series, and as it opens, Anna Denning has been a widow for three years. In The Witch Tree, the first book in the series, she meets a man (Gene Westfall) and finds—much to her surprise—that she’s drawn to him, and he makes an appearance in the other books in the series too, but I don’t want to spoil anything, so I won’t go into details! But it’s been fun writing about two characters who take love, marriage, and Christian vows seriously.

Because Anna is a genealogist, The Club (like my other mysteries) features past crimes and misdeeds come to life—or come, finally, to a come-uppance. Payback. The past never really dies, does it? One day there’s a reckoning. In the latest mystery, Anna takes her genealogy skills to a new level, this time working for the local police department. (If you’ve been reading the series, you just knew she had to make that leap, didn’t you?) As a consultant, she finds missing identities, missing relatives of murder victims, and, in The Club, a missing finger. Literally.

I hope readers enjoy this latest book in my series. I loved writing it. I always love returning to Elk Park, my fictional (or is it?) mountain town, and reacquainting myself with the characters who call it home.

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Karin lives near the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with Dakota Grace, her energetic and lovable rescued rez dog.

To find out more about Karin and her books, stop by and visit her Facebook author page, at http://www.facebook.com/#!/authorkarinkaufman, or on her website, at http://www.karinkaufman.com.

Ready to pick up your copy of The Club? Amazon. Kobo. iBooks.Barnes and Noble.

 

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