Monday, November 07, 2016

Books That Make Great Holiday Gifts by Vivienne Diane Neal

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start putting together your gift shopping list for your relatives, friends or business associates. Who cares if the people have been naughty, or nice? Books make great gifts, so we thought you would enjoy checking out some of our favorites: political, legal, psychological, government cover-ups, medical thrillers, detective stories, dark urban fantasy, historical narratives, fictional accounts, and suspenseful and sensual romance stories. Just click on the titles that pique your interest.

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The Check by Clair W. Harmony - At the stroke of a computer key by an unknown hacker, Ronald Sizemore, an ex-marine and a mail carrier, begins to face the most disturbing events of his life: millions of dollars are being directed to his bank account.

Hunter: The Beginning by A. J. Watts - Hunter Phillips, a straightforward Houston City Detective, returns to Philadelphia to attend his grandfather’s funeral. There is no love lost for the dead man, who was poisoned to death.

The Sisterhood by Nichol Bradford - Delves into the workings of a group of intelligent, powerful, and assertive women of African descent, who will stop at nothing to protect their billion dollar multinational ventures from ambiguous foes whose main objective is to destroy the founder’s vision.

Children From Dark Houses: An Atticus and Rosemary Mystery Thriller by Carlyle Clark - Atticus Wynn and Rosemary Sanchez are private investigators hired to find a troubled teen who disappears from a pricey boarding school for wayward youths. What starts out as a routine investigation, becomes even more mysterious and treacherous.

The Deadly Gamble: An Alexander Steele Murder Mystery by Larry Johnson - This short narrative follows Alexander Steele, a PI and club owner who is asked to investigate a double homicide.

When The Heart Turns Cold 3 by Charlotte Marshall-Murray - Dr. Nala Jordan, a clinical psychologist who studies serial killers, is still up to her murderous ways, and the police are no closer to connecting anyone to the crimes.

Calm Assurance (Orlosian Warriors Bk. l) by Dariel Raye - An immortal warrior is sent to earth to find a renegade but is distracted by a beautiful human who he is supposed to protect and use as bait to catch the defector.

Destiny’s Favor (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2) by Dariel Raye - A dark urban fantasy where Japheth Danaelson, a vampire-like immortal who is searching for a mate, but the woman he finds ends up being the girlfriend of his best friend.

Death Unmasked by Rick Sulik - The story begins in a war-torn nation with the slaughtering of a married couple but leaps to the present, landing in Houston, TX, where women are being murdered by a vicious serial killer.

The Coming by Daniel Black - This historical saga explores the Middle Passage: the captured of African people from their land, transported by sea to America.

Lawful Deception by Pamela Samuels Young - A woman targets wealthy men through devious means.

Waking Lazarus by J.D. Williams - A down on his luck author is asked to ghostwrite a memoir for a retired DA, but everything changes when the man is murdered and the author is the prime suspect.

His Bedpost Queen by Lena Hart - A computer expert will use seduction to save her brother from being harmed by criminals, and at the same time may end up hurting someone, whom she has had a crushed on but hasn’t seen for 14 years.

Bombay Blood by Ray Ronan - A secret service agent with a rare blood type is targeted by a ruthless organ transplant corporation.

Anybody’s Daughter (Dre Thomas Series Book 2) by Pamela Samuels Young - Explores the harsh reality and escalation of the sex-trafficking business through the World Wide Web.

Outbreak: A Government Experiment Gone Wrong by Sherry Robinson - In a rural town, a child comes down with an unexplained illness, which is becoming a far-reaching pandemic.


Mama Day by Gloria Naylor - Explores generational differences, domestic discord, pretense, and snootiness on a southern sea island passed on by Africa slaves to their offsprings.

Gaikokujin - The Story by Takuan Amaru - A fictional memoir that explores race relationships and the drug culture in America as seen through the eyes of Takuan Amaru, the son of an African-American father and a Japanese mother.
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