BOOKS IN A SERIES: Historical Romances, Cozy Mysteries, and Fantasy

jeepers2017hopfinalJeepers, it’s January! BOOKS IN A SERIES: Book Giveaway Jan 17 – 31. Your Choice! You have a chance to win an E-book or an Audible Audiobook of your choice. I will choose two winners. One for an E-book and one for an Audiobook from Audible! (For the audiobook, you must be a member of Audible.)

How do you qualify for this contest? Read the synopsis of each book and list the ones that grab your attention and why. Also tell me whether you prefer an E-book or Audiobook. Don’t forget to leave your email so I can get in touch with you.

These books are family friendly and have received wonderful reviews. All these books are available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Enter more giveaways here and here.

FANTASY / ROMANCE

Treasure of Isian webThe Treasure of Isian: BOOK 1 from The Isian Series

Synopsis: Prince Garin is a brave, proud, adventure-seeking prince. Elani is his most trusted servant and she would do anything for him, even die for him. Their quest to find the mystical Treasure of Isian is immediately interrupted and they find themselves confronted by angry giants, soul-stealing elves, bewitched dragons, a vengeful water-witch, battling foes, and a mysterious kingdom. Elani must face her greatest fears to save her prince and her kingdom. Garin must decide what the most important things are in his life. Will they be able to make a great sacrifice to save the kingdom? And will Elani find true love?

Sample Chapter: https://serenaclarke.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/sample-chapter1.pdf

E-book: http://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Isian-Serena-Clarke/dp/1477540105

Audible Audiobook: http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/The-Treasure-of-Isian-Audiobook/B01F7U4V4I

COZY MYSTERY / ROMANCE

Bali webThe Bali Mystery: BOOK 1 from Amelia Moore Detective Series

Synopsis: Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, traces missing persons, checks people’s backgrounds, and protects them. With the help of Rick Bonito, a cunning and crafty man, her business is flourishing. When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul.

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/bali.html

E-book: https://www.amazon.com/Bali-Mystery-Amelia-Moore-Detective/dp/1497327156

Audible Audiobook: http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/The-Bali-Mystery-Audiobook/B00YHY9E2K

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

AnasaziWebAnasazi Intrigue: BOOK 1 from The Adventures of John and Julia Evans

Synopsis: When a devastating flood takes out several homes in a small town, residents are shocked by the news of also a possible poison spill that kills many of the fish and neighbor’s pets. Julia, the town’s newest reporter, begins her investigation but realizes the story is much bigger and more dangerous than she thought! Julia and her husband find themselves on the run trying to save their lives while finishing the story of a lifetime! She never realized that being a reporter could be so dangerous. With artifacts, dead fish, a devastating flood, and miscreants, John and Julia have their hands full.

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/anasazi.html

E-book: https://www.amazon.com/Anasazi-Intrigue-Adventures-Julia-Evans/dp/1481266861

HISTORICAL / ROMANCE

MWW webMelinda and the Wild West: BOOK 1 from A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho

Award: Semi-Finalist for Reviewers Choice Award

Synopsis: Melinda Gamble wants to make a difference in the world. Without hesitation, she accepts a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho. She has many challenges such as trying to help a rebellious student, coming face-to-face with a notorious bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and finding herself in a terrible blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. But it’s a rugged rancher who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared—love.

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/melinda.html

E-book: https://www.amazon.com/Melinda-Wild-West-Family-Volume/dp/1481266764

Audible Audiobook: http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Melinda-and-the-Wild-West-Audiobook/B01IFD3DMK

Rebels of Cordovia web

The Rebels of Cordovia: BOOK 1 from The Rebel Series

Synopsis: There was a time when swashbuckling men and brave women engaged in daring and romantic adventures, those who fought with bravery and valor. In this battle for freedom, a love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/rebels.html

E-book: https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-Cordovia-Linda-Weaver-Clarke/dp/1484147650

NON-FICTION

happiness-webcoverSearching For True Happiness

Synopsis: Everyone is seeking for true happiness in their lives. It’s the most sought-after subject on earth. To be truly happy is a great mystery to many, as they search for joy in everyday life. In this book, you will learn specific things that will bring you true happiness.

“If more people took the advice from this book and used it to its fullest, the world would be a different place. Some of the ideas are rather simple but the overall message is profound. Happiness isn’t sitting where you’d think. But it’s easy enough to find with a little work and a few extra steps. I hope many, not only read this book, but also take it to heart.” –Author Brooke Williams

“At the beginning of the book the author gives us a few tasks to complete in order to kick start our journey to personal happiness. One of her assignments is to greet someone each day. I live in a town where it is a normal everyday practice to greet every single person you meet, whether you know them or not….so this was an easy one for me. Her other tasks are also simple, fun and rewarding to complete- show love to others, gives hugs etc. I really enjoyed reading all the stories the author researched for her book as well as all the stories from her own family. I think when I reread this book I will be inspired by something different each time. It is a simple guide to put you on the right path to feeling happy and optimistic. A worthwhile read.” –Inishowen Cailín

E-book: https://www.amazon.com/Searching-Happiness-Linda-Weaver-Clarke-ebook/dp/B01J4OSCMU

Three Children’s Bedtime Stories from Audible

Most people listen to audiobooks while exercising or traveling, but now children can enjoy audiobooks as well. This children’s audiobook is for ages three to eight. As the narrator reads this book, it’s easy to picture the characters interacting with one another, bringing the story to life as your child listens to the dynamics of the narrator. With narrator, Heidi Allred, she draws your child into the story and helps him or her feel part of the adventure.

Inishowen Cailín, an audiobook reviewer from Ireland wrote: “This is a lovely book for your child to listen to at night especially if they are in any way anxious at bedtime. The stories talk through some of the most common fears little children have; scary shadows and noises, and explains them away in a cute and fun way. I also loved how the mother sang a little hymn to lull the child to sleep at the end of each story, as a signal that it was time to sleep. I can imagine that with repeated listening a child would naturally pick up on this cue as well.”

Shadows webIn each of these stories, a mother helps her little girl understand her fears at night. In Shadows In My Room, Kayla sees shadows in her room that disturb her. Her mother answers all her questions about each shadow that she point to and helps her to calm down. In What’s That Noise, Amber hears noises that disturb her such as the wind and thunder. Her mother teaches Amber to use her imagination by turning something fearful into something fun. In I’m Not Sleepy, Cason finds every way possible to get out of going to bed, telling her that he isn’t sleepy.

Was it difficult to listen to this audiobook without a picture book?

Donna Cochran says: “Not having the book to look at the pictures, I wasn’t sure about how much I would like it. But I’m happy to say that I was impressed! With the author’s words and the voices of the narrator, I didn’t need the book. The words flowed with emotion and fun. I look forward to more from Linda Weaver Clarke and Heidi Allred.”

To listen to a sample at Audible, visit http://www.audible.com/pd/Kids/Shadows-in-My-Room-Whats-That-Noise-Audiobook/B01DE7R8N2.

This book is available on audio at Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes.

 

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The Rebel Series–Stories of Love and Liberty

The Rebel Series is about love and liberty that takes place between the 18th and 19th Century.

There was a time when swashbuckling men and brave women engaged in daring and romantic adventures, those who fought with bravery and valor. These courageous men and women were looked up to because they defended the people.

“This creative take on a Robin Hood-like story is charming and touching, and teaches some great morals about agency and choice. It reminded me of childhood fairytales of good versus evil, with a nice romance weaved into it.” –Author Charissa Stastny

Rebels of Cordovia webIn The Rebels of Cordovia, a group of men and women who called themselves Robin’s Rebels realize they must help the people survive this oppression. In this battle for freedom, a love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?

After reading this story, Susan Ortlieb from Suko’s Notebook Reviews wrote: “Linda Weaver Clarke writes with passion and grace, and the love story in this book is simply wonderful. In fact, this aspect of the story was the strongest draw for me. (Are love stories set in the past more romantic than those set in the present day?) I thought that Robin and Daniel sounded perfect for each other, and I enjoyed the steady development of their relationship. This charming book was a pleasure to read, and I relished it.”

highwaymanwebThe tales from The Rebel Series have adventure, sweet romance, and delectable kisses. These are stories of love and liberty that takes place between the 18th and 19th Century. In the sequel, The Highwayman of Cordovia, the people enjoy their new-found liberty but all is not well. One year after Cordovia gains its freedom, a group of powerful men plan to take over the small country and replace the leader with a king.

With the help of a bold highwayman and a pastor’s daughter, they try to save their country from being taken over by a power-hungry leader. As they strive to stop the Kingmen and thwart their plans, Christine finds herself falling in love with Austin Knight. The only problem with their relationship is that she thinks he is her knight in shining armor instead of a highwayman. If she finds out his trade, what will her reaction be? As a pastor’s daughter, will love override her values?

“Linda Weaver Clarke has a storyteller’s talent for enchanting and mesmerizing the audience. There are also some exciting surprises and twists that will delight the heart. Definitely a must read!” –Cindi Clubbs, Mommasez Reviews

Read sample chapters of both books at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

Buy links:

Rebels of Cordovia: https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-Cordovia-Linda-Weaver-Clarke/dp/1484147650

Highwayman of Cordovia: https://www.amazon.com/Highwayman-Cordovia-Rebels-Book-ebook/dp/B01N0214KX

A Cozy Mystery from Audible: Mystery on the Bayou

audiobook-bayouIn this cozy mystery audiobook, you will visit Louisiana, which happens to be the land of bayous! How many of you have eaten crawdads, jambalaya, gumbo, and alligator? Have you seen the lovely swamps and Spanish moss hanging from the trees? In Mystery on the Bayou, you will experience it along with Rick and Amelia, two private eyes, who specialize in missing persons.

“I absolutely love this series! Rick and Amelia are adorable together and I enjoy their relationship more now that they’re married. They still flirt with and tease each other and continue to work on their bucket lists. The mystery holds my attention and keeps me guessing at what’s going on. I love the various places they travel so I feel like I get away for a little while. I’m looking forward to their next case!” –Melanie Valderrama, Mel’s Shelves

In Mystery on the Bayou, Amelia is approached by a woman who is concerned about the son she gave up for adoption sixteen years ago. Millie has been having nightmares that make her fear he is in danger. She petitioned the court to view the sealed records but was refused. Will Amelia and Rick be able to convince the courts to help them? If her son is in danger, will they get there in time?

“I love the clean romance between Rick and Amelia. Even though they’re married now, there’s plenty of flirting and cuteness. They are an adorable couple. They complement each other nicely, both in personality and in work traits. I love the way this author is able to weave an interesting tale in different settings, causing the reader to feel both a part of the story and a part of where ever the mystery is set. The mystery is cozy, not on-the-edge intense, yet it flows well and at a good, steady pace. I’m always excited to see what Ms. Clarke comes up with next!” — Katie Watkins, Katies Clean Book Collection

As you follow Amelia in search for a missing teenager, you will also learn about Marfan’s Syndrome. You will find that it’s not as rare as many think. Author Linda Baten Johnson wrote: “Linda Weaver Clarke always provides a sweet romantic story, but one that teaches too. The subject matter in this book is Marfan’s Syndrome and the story is set partially in Louisiana. I lived there for several years and Clarke’s description of the bayous and the food made me want to return.”

The books in this series are The Bali Mystery, The Shamrock Case, The Missing Heir, The Mysterious Doll, Her Lost Love, Mystery on the Bayou, and The Lighthouse Secret. For more information, visit www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

 

About the Author

Linda Weaver Clarke is the author of historical romances, a mystery/adventure series, a romantic cozy mystery series, a period romance series, and a children’s book. All her stories are family friendly.

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The Mystery Of A Long Lost Love Audiobook

In Her Lost Love from The Amelia Moore Detective Series, Julie Anderson feels a need to find the man she fell deeply in love with during her youth. When Julie went off to college to become a lawyer, she lost contact with her high school sweetheart. She now wants to know what became of Joey and why he stopped writing to her? This is an assignment that intrigues Amelia. The thought of finding a long-lost love seems quite romantic.

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“From picturesque scenery to astoundingly vivid sequences, Clarke has it all with this one. The plot was just fast paced enough to keep me hooked without feeling like we were rushing to the conclusion. Clarke made me think as I was trying to puzzle out the mystery that Amelia and Rick found themselves unraveling. Her eloquent writing made me feel as if I were adventuring alongside the characters.

“Speaking of the characters, I feel as if I know them individually, as if they’re true friends. Throughout the series Clarke has continued to develop her main characters in such a manner that you can’t help but know and love them. At the same time, they never cease to surprise me.

“I love Amelia and Rick in all of their comical and intricate ways. They’re so sweet together that I simply can’t get enough of them. At the same time, the mysteries that they solve go above and beyond, keeping me completely hooked on their adventures. I definitely can’t wait to see where the Amelia Moore Detective Agency ends up next!” –Pure Jonel, Confessions of a Bibliophile

The narrator for this series is fantastic. She uses voices that make the story enjoyable. Rick’s voice is masculine and smooth while Amelia’s voice draws you right into the story so you can become part of it.

“I loved the premise from the beginning. The idea of looking for a long lost love intrigued me. I’ve listened to all of the books in this series and the reader gets better and better with each character as the books go by. This one was my favorite in the series though. I’ve enjoyed them all. I like how the author left the relationship at the end of the book. Can’t wait for more Moore!” –Author Brooke Williams

Each novel in this mystery series has twists to keep the reader guessing. The books in this series are The Bali Mystery, The Shamrock Case, The Missing Heir, The Mysterious Doll, Her Lost Love, Mystery on the Bayou, and The Lighthouse Secret.

Listen to a sample of this audiobook at http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Her-Lost-Love-Audiobook/B01HSLDK1E

Visit Author’s Website and read sample chapters at www.lindaweaverclarke.com

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Historical Romance Audiobook

Melinda and the Wild West was a Semi-Finalist for the Reviewers Choice Award for Reader Views. Debra Gaynor of Reader Views wrote:

“From the first page I was captivated by this book. I had to continue reading, rushing to turn the page, I had to see what next adventure would catch up with Melinda. The plot is interesting: mixing history with fiction, adventure with romance. It is a great honor to highly recommend this book to readers of historical fictions and romance. Ms Clarke, this is a piece to be proud of, well done!”

MWW webIn this story, Melinda Gamble wants to make a difference in the world. Without hesitation, she accepts a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho. She has many challenges such as trying to help a rebellious student, coming face-to-face with a notorious bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and finding herself in a terrible blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. But it’s a rugged rancher who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared—love.

“Linda Weaver Clarke has created a beautiful story of love, strength and endurance in this first book of her Bear Lake series. Melinda is a character readers will admire and cheer for. Each character will touch the reader’s heart and hold onto it until the very last page and beyond. I loved every minute of this book. Any book that has such memorable characters deserves 5 kitties and my Socrates Great Book Alert!–Socrates Book Review

 

Listen to a sample of this audiobook at http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Melinda-and-the-Wild-West-Audiobook/B01IFD3DMK

 

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Romance, Mystery, and Humor in an Audiobook

In The Mysterious Doll, the two detectives, Amelia Moore and Rick Bonito specialize in missing persons. Pauline Jones is confused why her boyfriend took off without telling a soul where he was going. But that isn’t all. Sam Whitaker is accused of stealing a valuable porcelain doll from the museum. His disappearance makes him look guilty, but Pauline is convinced he is innocent. When Amelia finds Sam, she realizes they need to prove his innocence. Where is the antique doll and who has taken it?

Mysterious Doll webThese stories always have a surprise ending and the culprit is always someone this reader never suspects! Once again the scenes and what the characters are feeling are well described so the readers feel like they are watching the story take place! I feel “The Mysterious Doll” is my favorite of the four books. Maybe because the ending totally caught me off guard.” —Debbie Curto, Dusty Deliberations

The narrator for this story is excellent and The Mysterious Doll is a balance of mystery, clean romance, and humor. This book is the fourth one in the Amelia Moore Detective Series. Even though this is a series, each book can be read separately.

“This has been my favorite book so far. I love how the story weaves effortlessly between their relationship and their case. Amelia’s getting more comfortable with Rick so his romantic side comes out more. There was more kissing and flirting between them in this book than there has been in other books (all clean) and I loved that, too! She’s also willing to be more adventurous with him and they do some creative things as they continue to work on their Bucket Lists. These books each stand on their own but if you want to watch Rick and Amelia’s relationship progress, it’s best to start with the first book and read them all!”Melanie Valderrama, Mel’s Shelves

Listen to a sample of this audiobook at http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/The-Mysterious-Doll-Audiobook/B01H5K68K8.

 

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