Deadly Encounter by Diann Mills

What’s Inside:


Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston’s airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man s motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747. 

Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of everyone, even witnesses. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy. But when her gruesome discovery is only the first in a string of incidences that throw her life into a tailspin, Alex begins to wonder if Stacy was targeted. As a health emergency endangers Stacy’s community, and the task force pulls in leads from all directions, Alex and Stacy must work together to prevent another deadly encounter.

Who Wrote It: 

DiAnn Mills

Award-winning author DiAnn Mills launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. Currently she has fifty books in print and has sold over 1.5 million copies.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope and Love, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also the Craftsman Mentor for Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. She and her husband

My Thoughts: 
Okay to be completely honest this book was so hard for me to get through I felt like certain scenes were forced! There were times when I was reading an felt like giving up completely on this book. Stacy got on my last nerve I felt I just wanted her to sit down somewhere. I did love how much Stacy cared for Whit that was sweet to watch. I really don’t think I will be picking up book 2 in this series. 

Star Rating: 

Overall I give Deadly Encounter 2 Stars 

Note: I received Deadly Encounter by Diann Mills compliments of Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review. 

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Raising Money for the African Study Bible

Major Christian Organizations Partner to Launch Africa Study Bible Kickstarter Campaign Planned to Help Raise 1 Million for 100,000 Study Bibles 
“The Africa Study Bible is a project that has almost unprecedented ability to positively influence the body of Christ in Africa, perhaps more than other single continental-wide project in the history of Christianity.” –Dr. Danny McCain, University of Jos, Nigeria 
Wheaton, IL – Millions of English-speaking Africans know and love Christ, but for many, God’s word is hard to grasp. With nearly every full evangelical study Bible written from the viewpoint of the United States and United Kingdom, Africans have lacked a resource that connects with their unique experience, hindering discipleship. But that is about to change as major Christian organizations, led by Oasis International, are joining together to launch the Africa Study Bible (ASB), a six-year, cross-continental effort that has produced the first study Bible developed by Africans for Africans.


“With the ASB, we’re bringing the power of Scripture to Africa in a new and culturally relevant way,” says Dr. Matthew Elliott, president of Oasis, publisher of the ASB. “Under the leadership of an 11-member editorial board of scholars from across Africa, we’ve brought together 350 writers and editors from over 40 African countries, representing 50 denominations. This is an unprecedented project that will impact the global church.” 

With the editorial nearly complete, Oasis, with the support of its partners, is inviting fellow Christians to join with them in helping get the ASB into the hands of Africans. With a goal of raising one million dollars to print the first 100,000 copies, Oasis is seeking private donors as well as launching a Kickstarter campaign, which begins April 18 and runs through June 16. Contributors to the Kickstarter campaign have the opportunity to receive incentives ranging from artwork prints to limited Italian leather editions of the ASB as well as all-expense paid trips to the launch of the ASB in the United States and in Africa.

“Our goal is to have the first run of the ASB available in Africa by the end of 2016,” says Elliott. “We already know of more than 100 million people in denominations and movements in Africa whose leaders want to use the ASB for discipleship so there is a lot of anticipation throughout the continent.” 

Designed to grow the faith of African church members, teach them to evangelize their communities, and apply a biblical worldview to their society, the ASB uses the New Living Translation and includes 2,400 plus features such as application notes, stories and proverbs, touch points that link Africa and the Bible, learn notes that explain basic theology, and major theme articles that apply the Bible to key issues. Oasis plans to initially release the ASB in English with French and Portuguese translations in development. Oasis is also developing a full-featured app of the study Bible.

To support the effort, Oasis is partnering with Tyndale House Publishers to create the study Bible. Other participants include Willow Creek and Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit, IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students), Scripture Union, Africa Leadership, TransWorld Radio, Moody Broadcasting, Center for Early African Christianity, PJA (Publications pour la Jeunesse Africane), MMD Global, The Livingstone Corporation, InSight Books, Urban Ministries Inc., and the Association of Evangelicals in Africa, with additional participants being added on a regular basis.

“We have seen the hand of God in amazing ways throughout the development of this project,” says Elliott. “In the words of our supervising editor, Dr. John Jusu, the content of the ASB is bubbling up from the cultures of Africa. The biblical truth is percolating through our own cultures and stories to create a rich and textured tapestry that Africans can claim as their own.” 
Spokesperson Bio – Meet Matthew Elliott


Dr. Matthew Elliott serves as president of Oasis International and project director for the Africa Study Bible.

Oasis International serves areas of the English-speaking world where people lack access to affordable Christian literature and the Bibles needed to mature in their faith. In these countries, the measure of annual incomes is often in hundreds, not thousands, of dollars. The great needs of Africa, in particular, drive Oasis to concentrate on this continent, where the Church is experiencing significant growth yet printed resources are scarce.

Matthew earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degree in New Testament at Wheaton College, as well as a Masters of Theology and a Doctorate of Philosophy in New Testament Studies from University of Aberdeen (Scotland). He was ordained at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois under Dr. Kent Hughes. He is the author of Faithful Feelings: Rethinking Emotion in the New Testament (InterVarsity UK/Kregel) and Feel (Tyndale House).

Matthew, his wife, Laura, and three children reside in the Chicago area.

For more information on Oasis and the Africa Study Bible, visit http://www.oasisint.net or http://www.africastudybible.com

The Debt by Tyler King

What’s Inside:


Hadley saved my life . . . and I ruined hersHadley’s my best friend. We share a house, our friends, a life. She knows all my secrets . . . except one.

 My desperate need for her is inked on my body, it’s the best I can do. But Hadley needs to hear the words . . . Growing up as foster kids, Hadley made me feel whole-sane. And what did I do? I destroyed our chance to be together. I ran out on Hadley when I should have stayed, and something broke between us. Now I’ll do anything to fix it. I’ll never leave her again. I won’t ever let her feel afraid again. But the more I try to protect her from my pain, the more I just make things worse. I’m terrified that if I tell her everything, she’ll never forgive me. I’m even more terrified that it may be too late to make her mine. I have to try to give her what she needs . . . it’s a debt I’m determined to repay.

Who Wrote It:

Tyler King was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Creative Writing. As a journalist, her work has appeared in Orlando magazine and Orlando Business Journal, among other publications. She is a proud army spouse currently living in Virginia with her husband.


My Thoughts:

Wow this book was a crazy emotional ride that had me at the edge of my seat I could not put this book down. I love that my emotions were running super high Josh and Hadley are both so emotional damage yet they seem to fit an work together. When I first started to read this book I had No clue where this story was really going I’m so glad that I was able to read this book. Josh and Hadley story was truly amazing an at the same time it was very well written. I highly recommend The Debt if your looking for a great book about Love, Sacrifice and Redemption. 


Star Rating:

I give The Debt an overall rating of 5 huge Stars!

Note: I received an ARC copy from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via Net Galley in return for my honest.

Revelation 

What’s Inside: 


A DIVINE SECRET 

A LOYAL PROTECTOR 

A FORBIDDEN LOVE 

Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael. Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden. Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her. Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life. Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything? Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice. 

Who Wrote It: 


Randi Cooley Wilson is a bestselling author of paranormal, urban fantasy, and contemporary romance books. Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years. Randi makes stuff up, devours romance books, drinks lots of wine and coffee, and has a slight addiction to bracelets. She currently resides in Massachusetts with her daughter and husband.

My Thoughts: 

I loved this book so much I love it when I can get sucked in to a book right from the beginning. This book was not at all what I thought it was going to be it was even better. I felt so connected to all the characters in this book I love Eve & Asher so much their chemistry was so on point I love the banter between them. My emotions were all over the place when reading this book in a very good way. I have to say the storyline was very good there was never a dull moment or any point where I felt like the story was lagging. I highly recommend this book if your looking for an awesome supernatural romance book with humor as well as action. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in The Revelation series.


Star Rating:

I give Revelation an overall 5 Stars can we just swoon over the cover I love it.

Note: I received an ARC copy from Red Coat PR via Net Galley in return for my honest review. 

Step by Step by Candace Calvert

What’s inside:

Three years after a tragic accident left her a widow, ER nurse Taylor Cabot is determined to move on, checking off one item after another on her survival list. Her relationship with a handsome plastic surgeon even gives her hope for the last point―“fall in love again.” At least until crisis chaplain Seth Donovan steps back into her life, reawakening unanswered questions about her husband’s death.

While in San Diego to train community volunteers, Seth hopes to learn why Taylor is backing away from the crisis team and from their friendship. But nothing prepares him for the feelings that arise when he sees Taylor again . . . and sees her moving on with another man.
When a community crisis hits home and puts lives at risk, emotions run high and buried truths are unearthed. Will hope make the survival list?

Who Wrote it:


Candace Calvert

Often called the author of “medical hope opera,” Candace Calvert is an ER nurse who landed on the other side of the stethoscope after the equestrian accident that broke her neck and convinced her love, laughter–and faith–are the very best medicines of all. Her popular medical drama series (Mercy Hospital, Grace Medical and Crisis Team) offer readers a chance to “scrub in” on the exciting world of emergency medicine, along with charismatic characters, pulse-pounding action, tender romance, humor, suspense–and an encouraging prescription for hope. Think “Grey’s Anatomy finds its soul”!

A native northern Californian, mother of two and proud grandmother to eight, Candace is a passionate “foodie,” equally at home with a whisk in her hand as she is penning stories. Folks who follow her on Twitter and Facebook will find photo-embellished recipes,funny insights into the writing life, snippets of upcoming work, and a chance at book giveaways. Please visit her website at: http://www.candacecalvert.com.

My Thoughts:

First off can we just Swoon over this books cover please I’m in love with the cover. Okay I have to say this is my first book that I have read by Candace Calvert. Step by Step is book 2 in the Crisis Team Series but you can read each book as a stand alone. I love when I read a book and feel like I’m truly part of the book. I love Seth and Taylor together once they finally gave into each other. I do have to admit that this book did take me while to get through I felt like at time it did drag on I wanted them to pick up the pace. Overall I did enjoy this book very much I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the Crisis Team Series. I recommend this series to anyone who is looking for a good medical romance drama series.

Star Rating:

I give Step by Step 4 stars I really liked this book very much.

*** I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Publishing for free in return for my honest review.***

The Bossman by Renee Rose

What’s Inside:


The Don’s brother. 

The girl who swore off all mafia ties.

Sophie steered clear of the mafia after her father’s involvement ended with his murder. Fifteen years later, Joey La Torre, the Don’s brother himself, shows up unannounced at her massage studio and wheedles his way into a date. She has no interest in aggressive, macho men like Joey, or so she tries to tell herself, but her body just doesn’t get the message. When Joey takes her in hand with a firm bare-bottomed spanking, she ought to be furious, instead, she’s aroused. As she explores her physical desires to be dominated, she tries to keep Joey at arm’s length emotionally.

Joey knows he wants Sophie for keeps from the moment he walks into her life. She is hot, classy and full of fire, even though submission turns her on. But his involvement in the mafia is a hard limit for her, bringing to conflict his own dedication to the Family, the code of silence and his relationship with his older brother. Can he reconcile his duty to the organization and his growing need for Sophie to remain in his life permanently?
Who Wrote It:

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE is a naughty wordsmith who writes BDSM and spanking romance novels. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won The Romance Reviews Best Historical, Sci-Fi and BDSM awards, and Spanking Romance Reviews’ Best Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite author. She’s hit #1 on Amazon in multiple categories in the U.S. and U.K., is often found on the list of Amazon’s Top 100 Erotic Authors and is a regular columnist for Write Sex Right. She also pens BDSM stories under the name Darling Adams. 

My Thoughts:
This book had me so confused I think I might have whiplash just from reading this book. I’m not sure why this book was even called Bossman it should be The Bossman’s brother Joey is the brother of a mafia boss who had fell head over heels for Sophie. Sophie says she wants no part of the Family but yet she can’t stay away from him. I feel like there was so much going on from one page to the next at times I had to re-read several pages just to understand what was going on. I was so excited to read this book when I read the synapse but sadly this was not the case when I actually read this book. This book just felt so rushed in every aspect of it. I don’t think I will be looking out for the next book. 

Star Rating:
Overall I give this book 2 stars  

***ARC was provided by Riverdale Avenue Books via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review***

Denial by Lisa Renee Jones

What’s Inside:


Book one in the CARELESS WHISPERS series. This is a standalone spin-off of the INSIDE OUT series (soon to be a TV show) that follows Ella Ferguson, Sara McMillan’s best friend.Ella Ferguson awakes alone in Italy, unsure of who she is, and a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, with money and power, the kind of man who makes a girl want to be possessed. And he does possess her, whispering wicked wonderful promises to her, stealing her trust and her heart. Soon though, the past finds her, yanking her from a cocoon of passion and safety. Everything is not how it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it can set her free, if it doesn’t destroy her first.

Who Wrote it:


 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine. Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at http://www.lisareneejones.com

My Thoughts:

Holy cow where do I start this book was amazing so much suspense and mystery I love Kayden and Ella together they have so much build up sexual tension between them it’s crazy hot. I feel so bad for Ella trying to figure out who she is on top of trying to figure out who is try to kill her. Kayden is the bad boy you should be running from but there is the side of him that makes you want to run to him to keep you safe! I loved this book so much it had me all in my feelings the passion, fear as well as the sadness I’m rooting for the truth to come out. Ugh I wanted to scream and throw my iPad across the room when this book left me with that huge cliffhanger I need book 2 now! I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good bad boy romance with a lot of suspense! 

Star Rating:

I give Denial an overall rating of 5 stars there was never a dull moment plus I had No clue where the story was going!

(I was given this Ebook for free from Netgalley in return for my honest review of this book.)