Sunday, November 04, 2018

TOP 50 (31-40) INDIE BOOKS

Readers' Choice

Top 50 - November 2018


40. (40) Chicago's Best
- Katharine E. Hamilton
Romantic Suspense

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Kat Riesling spends her days serving up delicious treats with a side of sass at her beloved cafe.
However, her life is turned upside down when she finds herself as the newest target of the city's largest crime boss.

Ian O'Dell, the newest detective on the Chicago police force, only wishes to serve and protect the quirky cafe owner.

But as bullets fly and emotions tangle, he finds himself torn between what his heart wants and what his duty demands.










39. (39) Beautifully Brutal
- Nicole Edwards
Adult Romance

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Sometimes love isn’t beautiful...
Sometimes the only way to describe it is beautifully brutal.

If you think you know him… You’re wrong.
If you think you know his family… Wrong again.
If you think you know his story… You don’t.

If you did, you’d likely wonder how the hell a man like Maximillian Adorite managed to make it to this point in his life. At twenty-nine, he’s experienced more than most people could only ever imagine, all thanks to his family. Organized crime they call it. Mafia.

No matter how they spin it, it comes down to one thing. Max gets what he wants. Except for the one thing he wants most.

Her name is Courtney Kogan.

And now that he’s had a taste of her, Max knows he’ll never be able to let her go.






38. (48) The Lost Starship
- Vaughn Heppner
Science-Fiction

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Ten thousand years ago, a single alien super-ship survived a desperate battle. The vessel's dying crew set the AI on automatic to defend the smashed rubble of their planet. Legend has it the faithful ship continues to patrol the empty battlefield, obeying its last order throughout the lonely centuries.

In the here and now, Earth needs a miracle. Out of the Beyond invade the New Men, stronger, faster and smarter than the old. Their superior warships and advanced technology destroy every fleet sent to stop them. Their spies have infiltrated the government and traitors plague Earth’s military.

Captain Maddox of Star Watch Intelligence wonders if the ancient legend could be true. Would such an old starship be able to face the technology of the New Men?

On the run from killers, Maddox searches for a group of talented misfits. He seeks Keith Maker, a drunken ex-strikefighter ace, Doctor Dana Rich the clone thief stuck on a prison planet and Lieutenant Valerie Noonan, the only person to have faced the New Men in battle and survived to tell about it.

Maddox has to find a place hidden in the Beyond and bring back a ship no one can enter. If he fails, the New Men will replace the old. If he succeeds, humanity might just have a fighting chance...



37. (37) Raven's Peak
- Lincoln Cole
Horror/Paranormal Thriller

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A quiet little mountain town is hiding a big problem. When the townsfolk of Raven's Peak start acting crazy, Abigail Dressler is called upon to discover the root of the evil affecting people. She uncovers a demonic threat unlike any she's ever faced and finds herself in a fight just to stay alive.

Abigail rescues Haatim Arison from a terrifying fate and discovers that he has a family legacy in the supernatural that he knows nothing about. Now she's forced to protect him, which is easy, but also to trust him if she wants to save the townsfolk of Raven's Peak. Trust, however, is something hard to have for someone who grew up living on the knife's edge of danger.

Can they discover the cause of the town's insanity and put a stop to it before it is too late?






36. (36) Targeted (Brides of the Kindred)
- Evangeline Anderson
Paranormal / Sci-Fi Adult Romance

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A warrior sworn to kill or die trying…
A woman going through a deadly transformation…
Can they reach safety together?
Or have both of them been Targeted for death?

Emily Brooks is just an unremarkable girl living a boring existence--she teaches kindergarten, has a small house on the north end of Tampa, and tries not to envy her sister's perfect life. But Emily holds a remarkable secret within--one that won't stay hidden much longer. She is about to become something and someone completely different--that is, if she lives long enough to undergo the transformation.

Tragar is a Beast Kindred with tragedy in his past. Pain and loss have driven him from the Kindred way of life and into a new career--that of a deadly Verrak assassin. The Verrak take an oath to kill every target they contract for or die trying. Now Emily is in his crosshairs but the moment he gets close enough to her, his sharp Kindred senses tell him something is different about this particular target. Emily is a Khalla--a rare female who some say embody the essence of the Goddess herself. She is a treasure beyond compare. Tragar is well aware that his own choices have left him unfit to serve her but at least he can protect her until he can find someone worthy on his home planet of Rageron.

But there are dark forces in their way. Tragar's oath to kill can not be broken lightly. And there is a shadowy figure rising from the darkness who wishes to claim Emily's life. Can the fallen warrior guide and protect Emily to the place she truly belongs? Or will he die trying? You'll have to read Targeted to find out.




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35. (33) Falling Into You
- Jasinda Wilder
Coming-of-Age

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"I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.
Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.

Colton didn't teach me how to live. He didn't heal the pain. He didn't make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go."

Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle's older brother Colton for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle's death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt and regret. He knows he shouldn't get involved, but he can't help himself. Trust doesn't come easily for either of them, and they both have demons. Together, they learn the purpose of pain and the meaning of healing, and the importance of forgiveness.




34. (34) Hopeless
- Colleen Hoover
New Adult Romance

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Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies.

That's what Sky Davis realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she's never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of their first encounter.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. Unable to deny their intense connection, Sky finally caves to his unwavering pursuit. However, she soon discovers that Holder's erratic and unpredictable behavior comes with a very good explanation. One that will ultimately test her faith in the hopeless boy she's fallen in love with.
Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.



33. (22) Bishop's War
- Rafael Amadeus Hines
Suspense Thriller

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This fast-paced and action-packed suspense thriller introduces us to Special Forces Sergeant John Bishop, decorated war hero, and nephew of crime boss, Gonzalo Valdez.

After returning home from Afghanistan John’s hopes for a peaceful future are quickly shattered when he is catapulted back into the global war on terror through a succession of life-threatening events and corrupt intrigue. He battles against terrorist operatives in New York, a powerful Afghan warlord, and a psychopathic billionaire with powerful White House connections. When John’s uncle gets involved, he proceeds to treat John’s enemies to a bitter taste of mob vengeance.

From that point on the ride speeds up and the reader will have to hold on for dear life.

This is a thriller not to be matched for intensity and breathless excitement—not for the faint-hearted.






32. (30) Marked
- D. Laine
New Adult Romantic Fantasy

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For trained assassin Dylan Romero, business is good. As the agency’s top warriors, he and partner Jake Walker are the last two people evil wants to see on the other side of a gun.

When a mission takes them to the college town of Bozeman, Montana, they discover that there is more than just another mark in another town to keep them there. With a heavy concentration of vessels doing their demon masters’ dirty work and flesh-craving monsters lurking around every corner, the secluded Midwest town is set to become the first battleground of the apocalypse.

The last thing Dylan needs is a distraction.

With the fate of the world at stake, the life of one girl shouldn’t matter – until the day she changes everything.





31. (-) Survivors of the Sun
- Mia Kingslie
Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

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It should have been just another ordinary day for Georgia. Her husband, Nathan, had left early for work and his children, Jamie and Rebecca, from a previous marriage, were due to go back home that afternoon. Afterwards, Georgia realized that she hadn’t noticed if there had been anything unusual about that day. There may have been a greenish tinge in the air and the sun may have seemed a little brighter than usual. But the only noticeable disruption to Georgia’s plans for the day, came in the form of Deedee, her sister-in-law’s young, precocious daughter, who arrived unexpectedly to be babysat while her mother was at the dentist.

The first indication of an event was the sudden breeze that sent a chill through Georgia that morning and a feeling of unease deep down. Then, while working in the basement, her three dogs began whining. Next there was a crackling noise and Jamie’s hair stood straight up. Finally, the lights went out and she was in total darkness. Outside there was total silence.

Have you ever wondered what might happen if the power grid of an entire country was sabotaged… and not only the power grid, but every transmitter and device that we so readily take for granted?










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