Saturday, May 28, 2016
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A Daughter’s Dream (Avon Inspire, May 2016)
A young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past . . . and finding love in one another.
Rebecca Kinsinger has always dreamed of being a teacher. But when she’s given the opportunity she’s been waiting for at Charm Amish School, she’s dismayed to discover that teaching is hard work—work she’s afraid she’s not very good at.
That is, until Lilly Yoder joins the class. A thirteen-year old who’s just lost her parents, Lilly is in need of someone like Rebecca. For the first time since starting her new job, Rebecca feels a sense of purpose. But when she meets Lilly’s uncle, Jacob, his good looks and sweet, easy-going temperament are hard to ignore. How can she even entertain romantic thoughts of Jacob when his niece is her student?
Suddenly becoming Lily’s sole caregiver, Jacob Yoder never thought he’d be a single parent—or a farmer. Having been living in Florida as a carpenter, Jacob feels more at home wielding a hammer than a backhoe. The only bright spot in his life is Rebecca Kinsinger. As Lily and Rebecca develop a bond, Jacob’s fondness for the pretty teacher grows, too.
But when a fateful accident brings them together, Rebecca and Jacob must choose between duty and desire. Will they follow the path before them? Or set out to find true happiness . . . and true love?
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Title: DARK MONEY
Author: Larry D. Thompson
Publisher: Story Merchant Books
Genre: Legal Thriller
DARK MONEY is a thriller, a mystery and an expose’ of the corruption of money in politics.
Jackson Bryant, the millionaire plaintiff lawyer who turned to pro bono work in Dead Peasants, is caught up in the collision of money and politics when he receives a call from his old army buddy, Walt Frazier. Walt needs his assistance in evaluating security for Texas Governor Rob Lardner at a Halloween costume fundraiser thrown by one of the nation’s richest Republican billionaires at his mansion in
Miriam Van Zandt is the best marksman among The Alamo Defenders, an anti-government militia group in
She attends the fund raiser dressed as a cat burglar---wounds the governor and
murders the host’s brother, another Republican billionaire. She is shot in the
leg but manages to escape.
Jack is appointed special prosecutor and must call on the Texas DPS SWAT team to track Van Zandt and attack the Alamo Defenders’ compound in a lonely part of
West Texas. Van Zandt’s father,
founder of the Defenders, is killed in the attack and Miriam is left in a coma.
The authorities declare victory and close the case---but Jack knows better. The
person behind the Halloween massacre has yet to be caught. When Walt and the
protective detail are sued by the fund raiser host and the widow of the dead
man, Jack follows the dark money of political contributions from the Cayman Islands to Washington
to and Eastern Europe, New York New Orleans to track the real killer and
absolve his friend and the Protective Detail of responsibility for the
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Jack Bryant turned his old red Dodge Ram pickup into the driveway of the Greek revival mansion at the end of the cul-de-sac in Westover Hills, an exclusive neighborhood in
He was amused to see Halloween ghosts and goblins hanging from the two enormous
live oaks that fronted the house. The driveway led to wrought iron gates that
permitted entry to the back. A heavy set Hispanic man with a Poncho Villa
mustache in a security guard uniform stood beside the driveway near the gates, clipboard
in hand. He was unarmed.
Jack stopped beside him and lowered his window. “Afternoon, officer. Fine autumn day, isn’t it?”
The guard sized up the old pick-up and the man wearing jeans and a white T-shirt. “You here to make a delivery?”
Jack reached into his left rear pocket and retrieved his wallet from which he extracted a laminated card. “No, sir. Name’s Jackson Douglas Bryant. I’m a lawyer and a Tarrant County Reserve Deputy. My friend, Walter Frazier, is part of the Governor’s Protective Detail. Said Governor Lardner is attending some big shindig here tomorrow night and asked me to lend a hand in checking the place out before he hits town. My name
should be on that clipboard.”
The guard took the card, studied it closely and handed it back to Jack. He flipped to the second page. “There it is. Let me open the gates. Park down at the end of the driveway. You’ll see another wall with a gate. Walk on through and you’ll find your way to the ballroom where the party’s being held tomorrow. I’ll radio Sergeant Frazier to let him know you’re on your way.”
About the Author
Larry D. Thompson was first a trial lawyer. He tried more than 300 cases throughout
Texas, winning in excess of 95% of them.
When his youngest son graduated from college, he decided to write his first
novel. Since his mother was an English teacher and his brother, Thomas
Thompson, had been a best-selling author, it seemed the natural thing to do.
Larry writes about what he knows best…lawyers, courtrooms and trials. The legal thriller is his genre. DARK MONEY is his fifth story and the second in the Jack Bryant series.
Larry and his wife, Vicki, call
Houston home and spend
their summers on a mountain top in Vail, Colorado.
He has two daughters, two sons and four grandchildren.
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Larry D. Thompson is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
Terms & Conditions:
- By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
- One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Card
- This giveaway begins March 1 and ends May 27.
- Winners will be contacted via email on May 28.
- Winners have 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!
The Wages of Sin
by Nancy Allen
on Tour April 26 - May 11, 2016
Book Details:Genre: Legal Thriller, Crime Published by: Witness Impulse Publication Date: 04/26/2016 Number of Pages: 320 ISBN: 0062438751 (9780062438751) Series: An Ozarks Mystery, 3rd | Each is a Stand Alone Thriller
Author Bio:Nancy Allen practiced law for 15 years as Assistant Missouri Attorney General and Assistant Prosecutor in her native Ozarks. She has tried over 30 jury trials, including murder and sexual offenses, and is now a law instructor at Missouri State University. Her first novel,The Code of the Hills, was published by HarperCollins in 2014. The Wages of Sin, is the third book in her Ozarks mystery series.
THE WAGES OF SIN: Meet the Main Character, Elsie Arnold
By Nancy Allen
Elsie Arnold, the prosecutor at the heart of THE WAGES OF SIN, is a native of the Ozarks. Still single at thirty-one, she’s not a typical country girl; Elsie has more in common with Amy Schumer than with Michelle Duggar. She is a foul-mouthed, beer guzzling, hearty-eating wild woman of the Ozarks who spends more time sitting on a barstool than in a church pew.
Though she fights like a tiger in the courtroom, commanding the most impressive trial record in the county, Elsie makes errors of judgment. She scandalizes her strait-laced boss, Madeleine, with drunken antics at the Baldknobbers bar. She shoots off her mouth to the local clergy and the judges.
But although Elsie is flawed, a mixed bag, her heart is in the right place; and she is passionately dedicated to the goal of seeing justice done in her neck of the woods. And she has important work to do. Because, though the Ozarks is located in the buckle of the Bible Belt, it is an area fraught with crime: murder, incest, meth, and a long history of violence against women. Elsie is determined to fight the good fight in the courts of southwest Missouri on behalf of the victims of crime. In THE WAGES OF SIN, Elsie takes on her first death penalty case, against a man who beat his eight-months-pregnant girlfriend to death with a baseball bat.
Then, at the end of a long day wearing the white hat, Elsie takes it off. And puts on her party hat. I hope you’ll discover that Elsie Arnold is a heroine who’s as fresh as a new batch of moonshine!