Friday, May 25, 2012

New Release

Next Target


      Nikki Arana

Released June, 2012

Would You Share Your Faith If It Would Cost You Your Life?

It only took one bullet. Austia's friend and student fell dead. And with a glimpse of a newspaper headline, the young and recently widowed Austia knows more about what happened than the police. From that fatal night, Austia’s secret outreach to the U.S. Muslim community in the guise of English language classes,becomes a target. Local Muslim extremists set their sights on ending her ministry and even her life. And the women she ministers to will be next. A thick web of deceit closes in around Austia, and her circle of friends becomes smaller by the day, even as she finally opens herself to the idea of falling in love again. But who can she trust? Facing a spiritual battle that proves more treacherous than it at first seemed, Austia’s convictions are tested to their limits and her heart becomes primed for breaking. She must ask herself: how much she will risk to stay true to her herself, her faith, and to the lives of the women she serves?

Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Nikki Arana is an award-winning author of women’s fiction, suspense, essays, poetry, and magazine articles whose work has been published in the United States and Canada. She has won numerous national awards, including the American Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Women's Fiction, the Beacon Award, the Excellence in Media Silver Angel Award, the Write Touch Readers Award, and others. Her book, The Winds of Sonoma was named One of the Top 20 Books of the Year by All of her books deal with social, political, and spiritual issues that confront society today.

Nikki is also the recipient of the Jessie Cameron Alison Writer of the Year Award and the Idaho State Writer of the Year Award. Her 5th, and first non-fiction book, Through the Eyes of Christ: How to lead Muslims to the Kingdom of God, was recently released. Her 6th book, The Next Target, was recently sold in a two book deal with a major publisher.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

2012 Grace Award Finalist Mystery/Suspense Genre

Kill Shot


   Anne Patrick

Former combat medic Kory Wagner survived three tours in Iraq. Now she’s home and out of the Army for good and someone is trying to kill her in her own backyard. Just as disturbing is the handsome sheriff who’s on the case.

Sheriff Sean Harding doesn’t quite know what to think of the decorated veteran that managed to outsmart an entire search party. What bothers him more is the body of a PI, whom she hired to find her sister's killer, was found dead in a building Kory owns. And Kory isn’t being very cooperative with helping him find the answers as to why someone would kill her sister and want her dead. Will he be able to keep her alive long enough to discover the truth?

Friday, May 11, 2012

2012 Grace Award Winner-Mystery Suspense Catagory

GOODBYE NOEL  (Desert Breeze Publishing)


      Nike Chillemi

The pacing proved perfect for romantic suspense—even when there was no imminent danger, the threat hung over two people as they fell in love. Ms. Chillemi’s writing is strong and well-researched. Readers are drawn into the 1940’s with the setting and descriptions. The depth of detail in setting and character not only show exceptional skill but make it worthy of all the praise it has received. Katrina Lenart is a pediatric nurse and part of the close-knit Czechoslovakian community on the poor side of town. Detective Ian Daltry’s deep love for his daughter brings out his hero qualities almost immediately. Katrina is devoted to protecting the baby whose mother has been killed; Ian is determined to protect Katrina. Their romance is done in a sweet, respectful manner. The mystery of who killed Noel Bauer develops in twists and turns, presenting a number of possible murderers. The setting is perfect for the crime and all the dialog and action fit exactly with the time period.The lasting impression of GOODBYE NOEL is the way people treat others who are different: lower social standing, less well-off financially, or of a different culture. It rings true for then and remains true today. In many ways, this story points out what’s bad about today’s society by showing the evils in a harsher light of a past setting.

Nike Chillemi has been called a crime fictionista due to her passion for crime fiction. She was an Inspy Awards 2010 judge in the Suspense/Thriller/Mystery category and a judge in the 2011 and 2012 Carol Awards in the suspense, mystery, and romantic suspense categories. She is the founding board member of the Grace Awards and its Chairman, a reader's choice awards for excellence in Christian fiction. She writes book reviews for The Christian Pulse online magazine. BURNING HEARTS is the first book in the crime wave that is sweeping the south shore of Long Island in The Sanctuary Point series, published by Desert Breeze. GOODBYE NOEL, the second book in the series was released in December, 2011. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Edgy Christian Fiction Lovers (Ning).

Friday, May 4, 2012

New Release

The Lazarus File

            Donn Taylor

In Colombia, CIA agent Mark Daniel works under cover as a drug pilot to investigate a rumored anti-U.S. alliance of guerrillas, drug rings, and hostile foreign powers. (Part of his cover is being declared officially dead, thus his code name is Lazarus.) Sol Agueda de Roca, a Colombian woman of good family, meticulously ethical and a business genius, is suddenly pitted against industrial intrigue and a kidnapping plot. Unwillingly thrown together, Mark and Sol discover the plan for an international terrorist strike against both of their countries. This fatal knowledge lands them in captivity, marked for death, in a remote Andean valley. As time runs out, they must find a way to prevent the terrorist attack. With action ranging over much of the Caribbean and the United States, The Lazarus File is a fast-paced narrative featuring unexpected plot twists,thrilling flight sequences, and emotionally charged personal relationships.
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About the Author:

Donn Taylor led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia.

Afterwards, he completed a PhD degree at The University of Texas and taught  English literature at two liberal arts colleges. He is a frequent speaker at writers' conferences and local writers' groups. He and his wife live near Houston, Texas, where he writes fiction, poetry, and articles on current topics.