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“One of the best Christian romantic suspense novels I’ve ever read.” – JoAnn Durgin, author of Amazon bestselling Christian Contemporary Romance
“I couldn’t put it down!” – Caridad Pineiro, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author
Secrets of Rios Azules series: sweet, wholesome books about faith, love, and murder. Welcome to Rios Azules, a small Texas town where rivers and emotions run deep and he secrets are deadly.
Step through portals and into adventure as the authors of the Fellowship of Fantasy take you on another journey into fantastic worlds. Travel through time, space, and realities to encounter monsters, mechanical foxes, and the Fates themselves. You’ll fly with dragons, save implausible beasts, and perhaps find your true home. Choose your path wisely, for dangers lurk in the lands beyond.
In the third anthology from the Fellowship of Fantasy, eleven authors promise you journeys into fairy lands hidden within the modern world, futuristic universities, and lands of ancient myth. So what are you waiting for? Cross through our Doorways for the adventure of a lifetime!
As a relatively new FBI agent Ann Davidson struggles with personalizing the cases. Hours after delivering the news that a boy’s murder investigation has officially gone cold, Ann and her partner, Patrick Duncan, catch a new case: a custody kidnapping. They have precious little time to find the victim, two-year-old Josiah Quinn. If even a day goes by without locating the boy, the odds of finding him drop to nearly nothing.
They couldn’t save the other boy, but Ann’s determined not to fail again.
*Note this is a prequel to the Heartfelt Cases series.
Interview with the Author:
Q: What makes the Heartfelt Cases series special?
A: Heartfelt Cases is a mystery/suspense series featuring a pair of FBI agents handling some very personal cases. It fits in the Christian mystery niche, and most reviewers agree it hits that mark without being preachy. It’s Christian because the characters happen to be believers. That’s it. They’re normal people with a crazy job that sometimes dumps a heap of trouble on their doorstep. Life’s full of ups and downs. Most of our stressors won’t almost kill us, but hopefully, many people can relate to the desire to handle stressful situations with a measure of peace and grace.
Q: What order should I read them in?
A: They’re designed so that you should be able to read them in any order as standalones, but you’ll get the richest flow of side events from reading:
The Collins Case
The Kiverson Case
The Davidson Case
The Keres Case
The Quinn Case (This is a short prequel that will be available shortly. It was first in Where the Light May Lead, a Christian anthology. My philosophy of prequels is shifting. I think they’re more useful as enhancements to further get to know characters you’ve already met.)
Q: Where does this book fit in the series? What theme(s) make it special?
A: The Quinn Case is a prequel. It’s set about three years before the events in The Collins Case. Ann and Patrick have just officially closed the Dawson case and will soon head back to DC. That’s when they get the call for a possible custody kidnapping. We’ve all heard Amber Alerts on our phones. It’s quite creepy when you’re in a crowd and everybody’s phone starts blaring. Brokenness in families is a part of our society. Sometimes things spin out of control.
Q: Why should readers check out this series?
A: These are super clean, kid and adult-safe mysteries. If you’re looking for gritty, this probably ain’t it. If you’re looking for a quick, light mystery fix, then I have a story to tell you.
Q: Can the reader get the whole series at once?
A: The first three cases are novellas that are combined in Heartfelt Cases Books 1-3. The 4th case is a full novel that’s available separately. Check out my website for news of future bundles.
While Jenna struggles silently with guilt, her cousin Lily arrives to offer domestic help. Robert distrusts Lily, who has a police record, but Jenna insists she’s sincere. When Lily and precious belongings disappear, Jenna decides Robert deserves better and withdraws from his affections.
Spouses will feel Robert’s confusion with Jenna’s rejections. Robert, easygoing and quick to forgive, is determined to save their marriage. When Jenna doesn’t respond and Robert loses his job, he falls into depression until a neighbor offers work doing what he loves.
Ashley’s Gift is a story about the healing power of self-forgiveness and understanding; a glimpse of God’s grace in all our circumstances.
Witter Springs Novella Two: Lily’s Gift, A Story of Sacrifice .
Sired by magick and violence, sixteen-year-old Liara is found guilty of witchcraft and banished from her tiny village by the very priest who raised, then betrayed her. However, a mysterious mage steps forward to assume custody of her: Nagarath, the Wizard of Parentino, whose secret spellwork has long protected both Liara and Dvigrad from the ravages of war.
Despite Liara’s best hopes, Nagarath refuses to apprentice her to his craft but tasks her instead with the restoration of his neglected library. Liara gleans magickal knowledge on the sly, but her stolen spells renew an evil wizard’s interest in the people of the Limska Draga valley.
Only by tapping Liara’s inherent magick and joining it with his own can Nagarath protect Parentino from suffering a horrible fate. However, her discovery of his secrets destroys their fragile trust and ignites the darker tendencies of her gift. Now, he must rescue her from the influence of his mortal enemy before their powerful new alliance destroys them all.
Amity’s last attempt at magically helping someone was a disaster. So she decides to give up her spell casting ways. Then one day she meets the perfect man. But only by casting another spell, will she have a chance to meet that captivating nobleman again.
Duncan is entranced by a beauty in the woods whom he accidentally injures. However, his duty to the kingdom keeps him too busy to seek her out. His land is in trouble, dry and dying, and needs practical help. Instead, a mage has been summoned to conduct a magical blessing.
When Amity and Duncan next meet, will it be a happy reunion? Or will her magical abilities let her down again, resulting in a new disaster that destroys the land as well as her best chance at love?
Originally published in the anthology, A Walk in the Woods, with six other stories.
Grace Coulter has been hiding in the kitchen of her family restaurant since she was eight years old. That’s when the name-calling began. Stretch, skinny-minny, boy in girl’s clothes, all because of the slender height that had her towering over even the tallest boys in the class.
Now, nearly thirty years later, Grace is head chef of the failing restaurant and still hiding in the kitchen. Like many businesses during the current recession, Coulter’s may have to start laying off employees or even close. But Grace has a plan to save the restaurant and the people she’s known all her life; a plan that will force her to go out into the world and face her fears.
She’s still not a big fan of vegetables, but don’t mess with her dessert!
After she is abducted by giant veggies in her Granny’ s garden, Harriet the Brave must face off against How Soyucky,
the evil Brussel sprout, in the arena.
Will she be able to fight her care of veggies?
Or will she be destroyed by it?
He leaves his life in the city, leaves his job as a news reporter, and buys a house in the middle of nowhere. He plans a life of complete isolation with just his dog, Scuba, for company.
Calinda Willow returns home to help her aging father at the end of his life. She copes with the loss by throwing herself into her work, rejects social invitations from her friend, Jackie, and thinks she is content with her solitary life.
They are both wrong.