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Emlyn Chand’s Farsighted is our new Romance of the Week!

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by Emlyn Chand
4.3 stars – 71 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
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Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all. Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival–an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to “see” the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.
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FALLING (FADE Series #2)

by Kailin Gow
5.0 stars - 1 reviews
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What is Celestra Caine? Who is she and did she ever existed? The Faders and the Others clash at the Underground, sending everything into a tailspin. Celestra is pulled into more intrigue, more danger, and more romance, as she discovers who she is and why everyone wants to get her in Book 2 of the FADE series.This Version Includes A Gift with purchase, while supplies last. Also includes a chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.
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Falling is amazing. Not only would you be blown away at finding out what Celes and Jack is, but you will fall further for their love story and the amazing heart-pounding action. This is such a visual book series and written in a style that I think is intended to get you right into the action and the character's heads. Anyone looking for a refreshing new young adult and teen book, pick up the Fade series.
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Kailin Gow has been a published author for over 10 years. She started writing books for tween girls to help them with self-confidence and self-esteem. Her book, Gifted Girls Activities Guide to 365 Days of the Week, became a reference book used in girls organizations across the U.S. As her tween fans grew to become teens and young adults, Kailin began writing engaging and entertaining young adult book series for them. The results are book series like the Frost Series, PULSE Series, Wicked Woods Series, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, The Fire Wars, FADE, DESIRE, and more.
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Kailin Gow has been a published author for over 10 years. She started writing books for tween girls to help them with self-confidence and self-esteem. Her book, Gifted Girls Activities Guide to 365 Days of the Week, became a reference book used in girls organizations across the U.S. As her tween fans grew to become teens and young adults, Kailin began writing engaging and entertaining young adult book series for them. The results are book series like the Frost Series, PULSE Series, Wicked Woods Series, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, The Fire Wars, FADE, DESIRE, and more. She welcomes readers to contact her through her website for discussions of her books! Sign up to find out the exact dates of new releases, promotions, contests, and special appearances: theEDGEbooks.com in "New Releases Sign Up" You can find her here: Facebook: facebook.com/KailinGowBooks Twitter: @edgebooksnews @kailingow
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When you cook with seasonal ingredients, you’ll find the most tasty and original recipes to share with your family and friends. How can you incorporate using foods from each season into the way you feed the people who count on you to make meals tasty? When you use the seasons to pick the foods you...
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Winny Stokes is like every other normal 17 year old living an idyllic teenage life with lots of friends, pets , a boyfriend and a family who adores her. She also has a serious preoccupation with her weight, but she mostly manages to control it. When her jeans become tight, she knows what to do…...
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The elementals have decided they're gods, and humans are nothing but fuel for their fire.A starving trapper.Merciless drought withers Kira's ranch, leaving her family hungry—and desperate enough to cross the border into the forbidden forest to trap wild game.But the forest is infested with...
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From Liv Chatham and Karpov Kinrade--the USA Today bestselling author of Vampire Girl, comes a new kind of fantasy romance. Enter a world unlike any other, full of sexy men, exciting adventures, plot twists, mystery, and did we mention sexy men?My name is Lily Lemon and my life has always come in...
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Death brought her home. Only the living can make her stay.Ember Burns was determined to overcome her grief and establish a new veterinary practice, but her first client lands her in the middle of a murder mystery. When the evidence points to a horse as the cause of death, she vows to protect...
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Something’s got to give for the residents of the old cabins on Sugarloaf Avenue. Christmas is right around the corner, and everyone’s life is in upheaval, or on the cusp of it.Jennifer Montrose and her six-year-old daughter, Sophia, flee San Diego after an ugly breakup, and drive the three hours...
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It was late autumn in the city of Aragon. It was raining as usual, and there was a certain acrid scent coming from the water canals. Efforts had been made in the past to clean then, but they just got dirty again. These days the Lord did not bother wasting resources in a problem that did not seem to...
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Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert: Ellen C. Maze’s RABBIT LEGACY is our eBook of the Day at just $2.99, with 5.0 Stars on 17 Reviews, and Here’s a Free Sample!

Here’s the set-up for Ellen C. Maze’s Rabbit Legacy, just $2.99 on Kindle:

Seven years have passed since novelist Beth Rider escaped the clutches of Jack Dawn and his ilk.

She and Michael Stone find that the war rages on as a Rakum remnant begins to rebuild under the thumb of a tyrannical and unbalanced Elder. Determined to destroy everything Beth stands for, Elder Rufus initiates a deadly plan to draw her and her allies into his trap. With the aid of a disaffected Elder named Canaan and a mysterious, legendary Rakum youth known as The Last, the ‘Rabbit Army’ will confront the demonic forces behind those who threaten their freedom and their very lives.

In the battle between good and evil, the gray area expands as Beth longs to bring an end to the Rabbit Legacy.

From the reviewers:

I really never even thought the term “vampire Christian book” was possible in this sense but I can see from reading this book (in my case, even more so than the first one) that the pairing of vampires and spiritual lessons is just perfect.   –   I really loved this book and recommend readers of Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider to keep on reading. Don’t be scared of sequels. This was just as great as the first!   If you haven’t started the series yet, I recommend you do. And if you are Christian and already a Paranormal Fantasy reader what is stopping you? I can’t wait to get my hands on Rabbit Redemption and am just really grateful that there will be other books by Ellen Maze until then. –  Erika Nelson

Who would’ve ever thought that a vampire story could be told like this one! –  Lynda S. Loges

It’s a great Vampire tale infused with Chrisitan beliefs, suspense and the unpredictable battle between Good and Evil. Is that even possible? Of course it is, and this author is absolutely brilliant at it. –  Tempest Storm

Riveting Vampire Fiction with a Spiritual Twist!  –  Marcia S. Freespirit


Ellen has been writing since she could form sentences. Her earliest works are tucked away safely in her mother’s files, but now, her currentwork is published for the world to see.

Her subjects range from vampires to angels to demonic powers in dark places; but her goal is to entertain the reader while sending a message of redemption that is only apparent between the lines. Pitching faith and bloodlust into a battle to the death, or oftentimes, to the life; Ellen always finds a way to balance the two in a fascinating and intriguing way.

A recovering vampire/horror fanatic, Ellen uses her experience in that subculture to bring the Light into the vampire genre. Addicting and delicious, Ellen’s brand of story-telling is rife with deep character study and honest emotion. Building characters that she loves deeply, that sentiment carries to the reader as well. Many readers feel that her writing reads ‘like a movie in their heads’.

Ellen graduated cum laude from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She has been a licensed non-denominational minister and still teaches Scripture to teens and adults. She has also been a professional artist, specializing in custom pet portraits and equine art.

Ellen’s faith plays an important role in her life and although her novels are written for all people, they are often carried in Christian Markets. She lives in Historic Montgomery, Alabama with her husband, daughter, four cats and one spoiled dog.

Ellen has no holes in her neck…

Ellen says, “I love to write. I love to create stories that thrill me. The best thing is that they also thrill others, which allows me to continue in this terrific career. I have so many more tales to tell… Please keep your eye on me. I want to share with you again and again!”

And here, in the comfort of your own browser, is your free sample of RABBIT LEGACY by Ellen C. Maze:


Today’s Kindle Daily Deal – Friday, Dec. 2 – Save 75% and introduce the young readers in your life to Ivy and Bean, plus … A photobook featuring 24 women and the number that is their weight. Putting it out there for the world to see. No apologies. No hedging. How Much Do You Weigh?: The Photobook by Erin Nieto (Today’s Sponsor, 8 out of 9 Rave Reviews)

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal – Friday, Dec. 2 – Save 75% and introduce the young readers in your life to Ivy and Bean, plus … A photobook featuring 24 women and the number that is their weight. Putting it out there for the world to see. No apologies. No hedging. How Much Do You Weigh?: The Photobook by Erin Nieto (Today’s Sponsor, 8 out of 9 Rave Reviews)

But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor

by Erin Nieto
4.3 stars – 9 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:

Reviews from advance readers: “Powerful and empowering”, “Nice book, great idea, and good conversation starter”, “Lovely….addresses such an important topic”

You step on your bathroom scale and take a glance downward at the number the scale reads. But how do you process that information?

If you’re like most of us, you have anxiety about it no matter what the number is.

Perhaps you are ashamed of your weight because you feel that you need to lose 10 or 20 or 100 pounds to be closer to what your estimate of the “ideal” weight is. Perhaps you are ashamed of your weight because you are often teased for being so skinny.

Perhaps you have no idea what anyone else weighs either, so always feel that your weight is wrong, wrong, wrong. And as a result, you are insecure about it.

And that is tough. To let that number, which you feel is wrong, dictate how you feel about yourself. To let it interfere with your relationship to food, to exercise, to clothes, to each other. Sucking the joy out of those relationships which are meant to nourish us, protect us, and make us stronger.

But can it just be what it is? Can we, for once, own our weight and offer no apology? Would we burst into flames?

The author’s hypothesis was that making this private, embarrassing information public would be a helpful thing. That it would give the rest of us some kind of real-life compass when we’re staring down at our own bathroom scales; an example beyond the photoshopped 100lb models in the size zero jeans. That women of all sizes have the awesome; it’s not reserved for those of us close enough to the diabolical cultural standard, because the awesome comes from within. From our enjoyment of life, our families and friends, and the world around us.

The end result: A photobook featuring 24 women and the number that is their weight. Putting it out there for the world to see. No apologies. No hedging. Letting it be what is it is, and opening up the secret for you, so you can see that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, stigma be damned.

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Ivy and BeanKindle Daily Deal: Ivy and Bean

In this first book in Annie Barrows’s best-selling series, young readers will meet Ivy and Bean–a dynamic duo like no other.

Yesterday’s Price: $3.99
Today’s Discount: $3.00
Kindle Daily Deal Price: $0.99 (75% off)

Today’s Kindle Nation Daily Digest – Brief Tips, Freebies and Bargain Updates – Dec. 1, 2011

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

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70 Rave Reviews from Amazon Readers,
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Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Richard Bard’s Bestselling Thriller BRAINRUSH and His “FEEL THE RUSH” Promotion: For Only 99 Cents You Get TWO Books, plus a Chance to Win a Brand New Kindle Fire

The idea for the book began to grow a few years ago as news reports revealed more and more about Al Qaeda. What struck me was the fact that it had no national allegiance. It operated outside the established nation state system. Al Qaeda didn’t care what the government of Saudi Arabia, Syria, Pakista…
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Kailin Gow’s FALLING is our Kindle Nation eBook of the Day at just $4.99 with 5 Stars, and Here’s a Free Sample!

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Hope you’ve found at least one item of value here, and we’ll check in again tomorrow. Thanks, as always, for being part of Kindle Nation.

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Just 3 Days Left! It’s Time for You, Your Friends, and Your Family to Enter Our Week #8 Kindle Fire Giveaway Sweepstakes — Sponsored by Lords of Rainbow Author Vera Nazarian — And to Check Out a Book You Won’t be Able to Put Down!

Does this week's Kindle Fire giveaway have your name on it? If You Pick Up Lords of Rainbow You'll Be a Winner Either Way

By Steve Windwalker

Three score and seven days ago, or thereabouts, we here at Kindle Nation Daily had an idea. And if I say so myself, while a lot of our ideas here are reasonably good, this one was brilliant.

We had noticed that there was a great deal of enthusiasm building about the new Kindle Fire tablet among Kindle Nation Daily readers, and we decided that it would be a nice thing if we could start giving away one Kindle Fire each week here at Kindle Nation. The trick for us was to try to make it part of our single most important recurring theme here, which is to help to build connections between writers of distinction and our readers, who we believe have distinguished themselves month after month as the greatest readers in the world.

Great minds often think alike, and what we found was that some of the most distinguished writers that we work came forward quickly and offered to sponsor our weekly Kindle Fire giveaway sweepstakes. Within days we were able to get the party started, and so far we have given away 7 Kindle Fires in a recurring weekly event that makes Mondays the most fun day of my week — it’s almost like I get to play Santa Claus, and we’ve had so much participation by authors that we’re going to be able to continue giving away a new Kindle Fire every week well into 2012. Who knows, maybe we’ll continue forever!

This proposition called for us, of course, to challenge our readers to reciprocate in an entirely appropriate way.

No, we weren’t going to ask our readers to start buying Kindles for the sponsoring authors. But we were hopeful that enough of our readers would find books they wanted to read by these same authors, that over time the exposure would work for the authors as well, as a kind of voluntary business proposition.

What I’ve learned so far is that our readers continue to earn kudos as the greatest readers in the world, and in addition to the chance to win a Kindle Fire, they have had the pleasure of connecting with, buying, and reading some terrific books at great bargain prices.

This week should be no exception.

We’ve set new records for participation in every single week of the sweepstakes,and of course you can find the entry details at the end of this post. Meanwhile, I am very hopeful that all of our participating Kindle Nation Daily readers will want to check out Lords of Rainbow, a truly distinctive novel by this week’s sponsoring author, the very talented Vera Nazarian. I believe you’ll consider it $2.99 well spent, and when you help to propel Ms. Nazarian’s novel up the Kindle Store sales ranking ladder, there’s a very good chance that your momentum will help persuade other authors to participate as sponsors in 2012 or 2013 and, very possibly, provide a Kindle Fire which one of these weeks could have your name on it!

Lords of Rainbow

by Vera Nazarian

4.7 stars – 9 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:

A unique fantasy world in which lost colors hold the key to salvation. . . . Fluid storytelling and vividly drawn characters. — Library Journal

Readers may find themselves heralding a new star of fantasy fiction. — Romantic Times Book Club

Imagine a world without color, illuminated by a gray sun …

An unrequited love…
War… mystery… exultation…

An epic fantasy of unspeakable wonder…

LORDS OF RAINBOW

Imagine a sudden brilliant flash — an artificial orb ignites, filled with peculiar impossible light…

The nature of this light bears no description. It lingers in dreams, inciting an unrequited love for a goddess.

A corrupt city is shaped like a perfect wheel, and is ruled by a sister and brother, Regent and Regentrix, by perverse desires, and by a secret…

A loyal warrior woman swears to serve a mysterious lord. At the same time, an epic invasion is precipitated by a being of utter darkness, who is the one absolute source of black in a monochrome silver world.

And amid all this, flickers an ancient memory of a phenomenon called Rainbow and of those who had once filled the world with an impossible thing called color…

Lords of Rainbow.

PRAISE FOR… LORDS OF RAINBOW

“In a world devoid of color, the woman warrior Ranhé swears herself to a mysterious nobleman traveling to the exotic city of Tronaelend-Lis, the City of Dreams, where a decadent brother and sister rule as co-regents in the absence of the land’s true ruler. When an evil being representing true Darkness threatens the safety of the colorless world, Ranhé is drawn into a spiritual journey in search of a legendary phenomenon known as Rainbow in an attempt to find a way to defeat the dark. The author of Dreams of the Compass Rose brings to life a unique fantasy world in which lost colors hold the key to salvation. Nazarian’s fluid storytelling and vividly drawn characters make this unusual fantasy a good choice for most libraries.”
— Library Journal

“Nazarian creates a unique civilization and populates it with heroic archetypes who stand on their own. Extravagant language reminiscent of Dunsany and even Tolkien adds to the legendary feel. . . . an innovative premise, consistent world-building, and appealing heroes mark this as the work of an emerging talent . . . readers may find themselves heralding a new star of fantasy fiction.”
— Romantic Times Book Club

“To read Vera Nazarian’s Lords of Rainbow is to be immersed in a dream, wandering through a wondrous, shifting landscape where the sun shines silver and the world is rendered in an infinite palette of subtle grays, filled with glimpses of sublime loveliness and glorious color.”
— Jacqueline Carey, author of KUSHIEL’S DART

“…like all of Vera’s stories—strange, poignant, and exquisite… her novel about a world without color—strange when what she writes is so colorful.”
— Marion Zimmer Bradley“Vividly described in rich prose that entrances like a magic spell, Lords of Rainbow will resonate with readers like the stories of childhood. It is not only prefaced with a lovely and accessible poem, it also reads like poetry. Thus, when taken as fable, there is much in this book to love. For in the end, we find a twisted Cinderella tale where an ugly, common girl can be elevated by noble spirit, and a city can be transformed by magic.”
— Stephanie Dray, Strange Horizons

Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Nominee and member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a writer and reader with a penchant for moral fables and stories of intense wonder, true love, and intricacy.

She is the author of critically acclaimed novels DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE and LORDS OF RAINBOW, as well as the humorous Jane Austen parodies MANSFIELD PARK AND MUMMIES and NORTHANGER ABBEY AND ANGELS AND DRAGONS.

 

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Of course not!

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There’s no purchase required, but we do need you to go to our Kindle Nation Facebook page and “Like” us. Give the page a few seconds to load, because for some
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Then just scroll down and follow the prompts to enter the sweepstakes, and you’re done! (Of course, if you want to really improve your chances of winning by multiplying your good fortune by your good karma, we hope you’ll take a page from recent grand prize winner Steve Wisener’s book and pick up each of our sponsors’ titles. But like we say, there’s no purchase necessary.)

It’s that simple.

Good luck. And happy reading!

Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: “If you loved the idea of Dan Brown’s bestsellers, but weren’t so crazy about all the arty esoterica, Terrence O’Brien’s The Templar Concordat could hit your sweet spot.” – 11 out of 12 Rave Reviews, Just $2.99 on Kindle!

The Templar Concordat

by Terrence OBrien
4.6 stars – 12 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled

 

(Ed. Note: I suppose it’s fair to say that, because of my job here at Kindle Nation Daily, I’ve read Dan Brown’s books out of a sense of duty. I didn’t hate them, but I tend not to be impressed when I feel that an author is trying to impress me with his knowledge of arty esoterica. Whether a novel’s preoccupations are with the 13th century or the 21st century, or both, I think that it’s imperative that story and storytelling come first. And that’s what we get with Terrence O’Brien’s The Templar Concordat — it hit my sweet spot, and I hope it hits yours. That being said, I hope you’ll enjoy this note from Terry to Kindle Nation Daily readers about how he came to write this fascinating book. –-Steve Windwalker, Kindle Nation Daily)

A Note from the Author to Kindle Nation ReadersAfter leaving the Marine Corps I began a career in mine and oil field development. So, I have followed the oil fields spanning Alaska, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia, and now live with my wife in Kansas City where I became a floor trader at the Kansas City Board of Trade. I

The idea for the book began to grow a few years ago as news reports revealed more and more about Al Qaeda. What struck me was the fact that it had no national allegiance. It operated outside the established nation state system. Al Qaeda didn’t care what the government of Saudi Arabia, Syria, Pakistan, or Iran thought. It did whatever it wanted, and claimed to be doing it to further world-wide Islam.

So, I wondered what things would be like if there was an organization in the West that was also free from the governments of the West. How would they combat Al Qaeda? What kind of scene would play out across the world if that kind of group challenged Al Qaeda without worrying about media, Congressional hearings, appeals courts, public opinion, or the next election cycle?

Then I remembered there once was such a Western organization when the Knights Templars were active from 1120 to 1307. They answered to nobody, had the strongest military of the day, crossed borders at will, amassed a huge fortune, engaged in trade and commerce, and financed many of the monarchies.

So, why not bring the Templars forward in time, and let some escape the ambush by the King of France and the pope that destroyed them in 1307? And since the Templars were a creation of the Crusades and the Church, let those players come into the present day, too. And the Hashashin, a secretive branch of Islaimi Shiite Islam that excelled in covert operations? Let them escape their destruction by the Mongols in 1275, and come forward to the present day.

I also noticed news stories about the discovery of the Chinon Parchment from 1308 dealing with the Templar trials. The document had been misfiled in 1628 and was lost to history until an Italian researcher found it buried in the stacks of the Vatican Library in 2001. So the notion that things could get lost for hundreds of years in a library was definitely reasonable.

The result is The Templar Concordat. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Terrence O’Brien

The Templar Concordat

by Terrence OBrien
by Terrence OBrien
4.6 stars – 12 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
When the truth is your greatest danger, and the enemy knows the truth, things can only go downhill. And it’s the proof that the Hashashin get when they steal what the Vatican doesn’t even know it has. Now the infallible decrees of two Twelfth Century popes and three kings, stolen by the Hashashin, threaten to catapult the bigotry, bias, and religious blood baths of the Third Crusade straight into the Twenty-First Century.
Here’s the set-up:
When Templars Sean Callahan and Marie Curtis are drawn into the mess, they face an ancient enemy that has already nearly won the battle, a newly elected Mexican pope being undermined by entrenched Vatican powers, world class scholars who will sell their prestige to the highest bidder, and terrorists lingering over lattes in sidewalk cafes. Moving from Rome to London, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia, Callahan and Curtis are desperate to find some way to stem the success the Hashashin are having enlisting the majority of moderate Muslims in their Jihad. Out maneuvered at each step by the Hashashin, only a last ditch roll of the dice has any chance of success. But it’s the only chance they have. (122,000 words – approximately 400 pages.)
One Reviewer Notes:

“I loved this book and am still kicking myself for resisting its sirencall for so long. The history and details woven skillfully into the action and well rounded characters made for an exciting read… ”

-Sandra Gilbert

 About the Author

After leaving the Marine Corps I began a career in mine and oil field development. So, I have followed the oil fields spanning Alaska, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia, and now live with my wife in Kansas City where I became a floor trader at the Kansas City Board of Trade. I’m currently working on Avram’s Cross, the second book in the series.
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