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Seventy Times Seven by Tim Speer

After rescuing Amy from imminent danger in the wilderness, Michael agrees to help her again. But it may be Michael who needs help the most. Amy soon finds that Michael is haunted by a troubled past and that he has undertaken a mission that can only lead to darkness. While Michael saved her life, Amy must now try to help save Michael’s soul.


Most Highly Favored Daughter: A Sanctified Suspense by Janice Lane Palko

When heiress and philanthropist Cara Hawthorne Wells is framed with a heinous crime, her reputation, marriage, and life are jeopardized. As she and handsome, brooding private investigator Jake Gold battle to prove her innocence, they uncover shocking revelations about the city she serves, the people she loves, and her beautiful, reckless celebrity diva sister, Sophia.


Days of Darkness by C.D. Verhoff

As the world slips deeper into darkness, the gulf between the godly and the godless widens, leaving no middle ground. Gina Applegate must choose a side.


Bane’s Eyes (I Am Margaret Book 4) by Corinna Turner

In three months, the citizens of the EuroGov will decide whether or not to abolish Sorting, the grim annual harvesting of “imperfect” teenagers for their organs. If they vote the wrong way, then Margo and everyone she cares about will die.


Dying For Revenge (The Lady Doc Murders Book 1) by Dr. Barbara Golder

Someone is killing the rich and famous residents of Telluride, Colorado, and the medical investigator, Dr. Jane Wallace, is on a collision course with the murderer. Compelled by profound loss and injustice, Jane will risk her own life to protect others from vengeful death, even as she exacts a high price from those who have destroyed her world.


Someday by Corinna Turner

A blaring fire alarm wakens teen students from Chisbrook Hall girls boarding school in the dead of night, but the real nightmare is just beginning.
Because ‘al-Qabda’ are taking them all away.
Whether they want to go or not.


After the Thaw by Therese Heckenkamp

Four years ago, Charlene Perigard survived a brutal kidnapping. Now sinister threats, a midnight attack, and a deathbed promise drive her to the little town of Creekside, where she encounters a man from her past whom she has long struggled to forget. Charlene’s wounded heart must choose between her fiancé and the man whose past is more scarred than her own. But in choosing, she may just lose everything.


Bulletproof Vestments: A Father Jay Story by Jane Lebak

A former gang member has tracked down the man who ratted out his brother 10 years ago. It’s time for some good old-fashioned revenge, except the man in question is crippled. And he’s a priest. And no one’s going to let him go down without a fight.


The Boys Upstairs (Father Jay Book 2) by Jane Lebak

Kevin Farrell is a jaded police officer trying to save three homeless children. But it’s three nights before Christmas, and the only one he can ask for help is his brother Jay, a disabled priest. The catch? He and his brother have been estranged because after all the evil he’s seen, Kevin cannot believe in God.


Order of the Blood: The Unofficial Chronicles of John Grissom by Page Zaplendam

When a vampire’s abilities and defects never fully develop, taking on the head of England’s biggest vampire sect could be a bad idea. Ever since he was turned, John Grissom has worked to find a cure for the disease. He, his newly acquired assistant Henrietta, and the Prussian Van Helsing, a veteran vampire hunter, must seek out the elusive vampire lord before he succeeds in dramatically influencing the outcome of the war.
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Frozen Footprints by Therese Heckenkamp

When Charlene’s twin brother disappears and a ransom note shows up, her world is shattered. Fearing the worst, she determines to find her brother before it’s too late. Her quest hurls her into a twisted, frigid world of icy terror.
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Angel Fire by Mary Grace Marshall

Saxon-Sorn carries a secret with him that transcends both space and time. He finds safe haven on a hostile planet named Earth. The water tastes bitter, but his life is sweetened with the love of a dauntless woman. Guided by angelic warriors, they embrace a third ally, a dauntless Catholic priest. Together the three must risk their lives in a race against the future and the past.


Do You Believe? by Tom Santulli

CIA agent and former teacher Tom Russo has been chosen to uncover all the eerie secrets of Max, a special computer with incredible power. Do You Believe? is a thrilling faith journey of suspense, humor, and out-of-control technology!


I Am Margaret (Volume 1) by Corinna Turner

In Margo’s world, if you don’t pass your Sorting at 18 you are recycled. Literally.
Margaret Verrall dreams of marrying the boy she loves and spending her life with him. But she’s part of the underground network of Believers–and that carries the death penalty.


The Three Most Wanted (I Am Margaret, Volume 2) by Corinna Turner

2000 kilometers. Three young adults. A continent-wide manhunt. Chace of survival? No chance. Having outwitted the EuroGov by rescuing an entire facility of teens destined for recycling, Margo is on the run.


Liberation (I Am Margaret, Volume 3) by Corinna Turner

In the Vatican’s hidden place of exile, Margo and her fiance, Bane, hatch a daring plan: use Vatican strike teams to liberate teenagers destined for human ‘recycling’–to start a public outcry against Sorting. But if they succeed, the EuroGov’s vengeance will be swift and merciless.


Over My Dead Body (Father Frank Mysteries, Book 2)
by James R Callan

Father Frank, Syd’s pastor, and Georgia Peitz, another member of his church, don’t believe Syd committed suicide. The more clues Father Frank and Georgia uncover, the more danger they find themselves in. Can they find the real killer before they become victims?


The Vase by Mark DeRobertis

During an unusual heat wave in Nazareth, a series of freak geomagnetic storms sets in motion a bizarre chain of events, all of which revolve around a lone ancient vase.


Specter by John Desjarlais

Selena De La Cruz would like to leave the past behind as she plans her wedding…but the past no longer sleeps. In 1993, a Cardinal was murdered in Mexico at the Guadalajara Airport. Nearly twenty years later, the Vatican revisits an old murder case involving a Cardinal…and finds that Selena’s family might have played a key role. Selena is forced to confront her family’s ghosts…in more ways than one.


Night Machines by Kia Heavey

It’s not really cheating if it’s only a fantasy, right? But Maggie loses control of the fantasy as lust becomes love, and things she believed confined to her own imagination are somehow known to her spectral lover. A harmless mind game spins out of control and threatens the sanctity of Maggie’s greatest treasure–her family.
Note: Contains strong language and sexual content. Not appropriate for readers under 18.


No Vacancy (A Black Horse Campground Mystery, Book 3)
by Amy M. Bennett

“CLOSE THE CAMPGROUND SATURDAY. THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNING. YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER.” So reads the note shoved under the door of the Black Horse Campground store as Corrie Black and her staff celebrate the first “no vacancy” day of the season.


Fatal Rhythm (Texas Medical Center Mystery, Book 1)
by R. B. O’Gorman

A Latino surgery resident must determine the cause of a series of suspicious deaths to salvage the career he thought he wanted. In the process, he re-examines the ethnic and religious heritage he had rejected.


The Endless Knot (Father Baptist Series Book 1) by William L. Biersach

Who is killing the Catholic bishops of Los Angeles? One by one, they’re dying horribly. Fr. John Baptist, cop-turned-priest, and Martin Feeney, his faithful gardener-turned-chronicler, uncover a terrifying conspiracy that threatens their faith, their sanity, and their very lives.


The Darkness Did Not (Father Baptist Series Book 2) by William Biersach

Something is loose in the City of Angels, and the police are not only stumped…but afraid. With such ominous events transpiring and each day bringing new terrors, there is only person to whom they can turn: ex-cop-turned-priest Fr. John Baptist.


The Search For Saint Valeria (Father Baptist Series Book 3) by William Biersach

Cop-turned-priest Fr. John Baptist and his faithful sidekick, gardener and chronicler, Martin Feeney, are once again on the trail of the unusual and strange. Why is someone stealing discarded religious objects–relics, altars, chalices–from the city’s antique shops? And why on earth would modern-day grave robbers want to steal the remains of a 4th century saint?


Out of the Depths (Father Baptist Series Book 4) by William Biersach

Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is once more besieged by the bizarre and the strange! A fresh but unidentified corpse, dressed as a priest, turns up in a niche in a mausoleum, while a trusted assistant of the Cardinal is kidnapped, and two precious objects disappear with him…


Insomuch As To Deceive (Father Baptist Series Book 5) by William Biersach

A centuries old murder mystery, a spooky mountain lodge, a séance promised to be a sham which turns out to be authentic, an eerie dance of disembodied lights on a rainy night, the apparent landing of an alien spacecraft in a mountain lake, something that howls savagely in the night and kills for real…


The Purple Robe by David Dean

Rumors rising out of the Yucatan jungle report healings and miracles attributed to a holy relic.


The Archangel of Westminster by Michael Shaughnessy

During Holy Week, Michael intends to visit London. Also during Holy Week, Kate decides to die. Michael witnesses the heavenly hosts engaged in an intense spiritual battle for her soul. He is also granted an interview with the warrior who holds the highest rank among the army of heaven–St. Michael the Archangel.

Bleeder by John J. Desjarlais

When classics professor Reed Stubblefield is disabled in a school shooting, he retreats to a rural Illinois cabin to recover and to write a book on Aristotle in peace. Oddly, in the chill of early March, the campgrounds and motels of tiny River Falls are filled with the ill and infirm — all seeking the healing touch of the town’s new parish priest, reputed to be a stigmatic.

Viper (The sequel to Bleeder) by John J. Desjarlais

Selena De La Cruz has a problem. Just before All Souls’ Day someone entered the names of nine people in her church’s Book of the Dead, seeking prayers for their souls. The problem? All nine are still alive. Until they start getting murdered . . . one by one . . .


The Blood Cries Out by Karl Bjorn Erickson

In the midst of working the darkest double homicide of his career, Detective David Lightholler unearths violent secrets of his family’s past that promise to haunt him for many years unless he can bring redemption and meaning out of the evil of the past–and present.


Choices of the Divine by Rodney Sturges

Life as Nathan Faith has known it has changed forever with the collapse of the economy and society. Humanity has broken down from the weight of years of unchecked corruption and the moral apathy of the majority. Finding himself in a world where evil outweighs good, hate reigns supreme, and love of neighbor is forgotten, Nathan battles for the survival of himself and his family.


Don’t You Forget About Me by Erin McCole Cupp

Mary Catherine Whelihan made it out of Walkerville alive once before. Can she pull it off this time? Bullies, sexual harassment, finding a corpse in the local creek…. Cate’s childhood in 1980s Walkerville was murder! So what could possibly tempt her to return? A cryptic email from Eugene Marcasian, MD, her grade school crush, might do the trick.
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In-Sight by Gerard D. Webster

In-Sight is the story of fall, forgiveness, and redemption. Most of all, it’s the story of a lost son coming home. Although realistic in its portrayal of evil, it relates the victory of deeply instilled family values over seemingly impossible odds. If you champion those same values, cheer for the underdog, and believe that a Power Greater than ourselves has a hand in destiny, IN-SIGHT is for you!

The Soul Reader: A Novel of Suspense (The sequel to In-Sight) by Gerard D. Webster

The two people Ward McNulty most wished he could forget were the woman he once loved and the man he still hated. It is a year after his father’s murder when Carrie asks Ward to assist her in writing a book about the North Beach Project, the money-laundering scheme that led to his father’s death.

Little Flowers by Kathryn Lively

A doctor known for performing abortions – murdered. A teenage honor student from a good Catholic family – pregnant. A barren young woman soured on relationships – unwilling to love. One bullet, one week changes the lives of so many people. Discover which of life’s “little flowers” bloom in the face of adversity and strengthen through hope and forgiveness.

The Misplaced Spy by Elizabeth Altham

Joanie O Connor wasn’t looking for danger; she was just trying to finish her book report. The rural village of North Salisbury, Connecticut in the early 1980s is the ideal setting for Joanie’s responsible approach to her life as a devoted daughter, sister and student. When the old librarian, Miss Peterson, mysteriously falls ill, Joanie is unwillingly drawn into a Cold War conflict involving international spies, and the threat of murder.

One Baby Rose by Jim Bello

Faced with unspeakable tragedies, Nikki McCord takes dangerous steps to reconcile her crumbling life. When Damien LeRoux, a handsome stranger, pays her one thousand dollars for a single dying rose, Nikki is determined to learn why.


Past Suspicion by Therese Heckenkamp

“Don’t trust anyone . . .”
So whispers Robin’s mother just moments before she dies, setting in motion the intriguing story of a 17-year-old on a quest to unravel the dangerous secrets of her mother’s past.


A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller (The Pius Trilogy, Volume 1) by Declan Finn

As the head of Vatican security, Giovanni Figlia must protect a new, African Pope who courts controversy every other day. Soon, a pattern emerges–people who go into the Pius XII historical archives are dying. Each time, a priest has been in the background–a priest close to the Pope. To get out of this alive, Giovanni must unravel the mystery around the Vatican.

Poor Banished Children by Fiorella de Maria

An explosion is heard off the coast of seventeenth-century England, and a woman washes up on the shore. She is barely alive and does not speak English, but she asks for a priest… in Latin.
She has a confession to make and a story to tell, but who is she and from where has she come?

Pretty Maids All in a Row by Michelle Buckman and A. H. Jackson

Partners Tori Roche and J.B. Kale set out on a madcap adventure to a medieval inn where they are invited to solve the famous nursery rhyme murder mystery surrounding the 1785 massacre of twelve women–“pretty maids all in a row.” As they begin gathering evidence to write a best-selling novel to save their publishing house, Tori finds her family lineage has more to do with the present than she anticipated.


The Red Madonna by Michael Shaughnessy

It’s not just another sex-abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. It’s worse. A lot worse. It begins with a strange confession one Saturday morning and before it concludes more than just the Ten Commandments are broken.


The Rise (Book One of the Trials and Triumph Trilogy) by Kenneth E. Nowell

Evan Thas envisions a world under his control, and his ruthless plan is so sinister prophets have warned against it. Only one man – a mysterious drifter named John Eben Malek – may know how to stop him.


The Rebellion (Book Two of the Trials and Triumph Trilogy) by Kenneth E. Nowell

An epic Christian trilogy that races around the world and through the centuries as modern headlines collide with true, but little-known, prophecies of saints.


The Return (Book Three of the Trials and Triumph Trilogy) by Kenneth E. Nowell

When a bizarre monastery death shatters the serenity of a New York monastery, the ultimate forces of innocence and iniquity are set on a collision course to the climactic end of the Age.


Roses are Red, Diamonds are Blue by Donna Alice Patton

Where’s the Anastasia? It’s been almost a year since Laura Barkley’s husband, a museum curator, was murdered and the fabled Anastasia Diamond stolen. A long year filled with accusations, too many accidents directed toward Laura and her twins, plus plenty of soul searching…
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The Saint Joseph Plot by John Persinger

Minutes before the biggest Notre Dame football game in decades, the Fighting Irish campus is sent into shock. A bloodied and bruised young woman stumbles from the bedroom of a Notre Dame priest, collapsing amidst the game day crowd. On the other side of campus, law student George DeMarco encounters the primary suspect, Father Sean Finnegan, fleeing the university grounds.

Saints Preserve Us (A Ronnie Lord Mystery) by L. K. Ellwood

Winner of the Florida Writer’s Association Royal Palm Award for Best Mystery. Where’s Lorena Alger? This is what everyone in Ash Lake, Florida is asking about their most famous resident . . . a young girl about to be canonized as a saint, a young girl who hasn’t moved from her grave in over 150 years. Now she is gone, and her grave is now occupied by the fresher corpse of the cemetery caretaker.


Sons of Cain by Val Bianco

An ancient group of twelve unspeakably powerful men are prepared to implement mass suicide in the United States. Already in control of the Congress and the Presidency, all that they lack is the Supreme Court. The only thing standing between these SONS OF CAIN and the lives of the Court is a small group of dedicated warriors.

Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable

After three heartbreaking miscarriages, Tom and Jenny Callahan are happily anticipating the birth of their sixth child. Their neighbor, however, is secretly hatching a sinister plot which will find Jenny and her unborn baby fighting for their lives.


Stop the Traffick (Sister Mary’s Bad Habit Adventures) by George Patterson

This is a story of evil, innocence, fall and redemption which builds on the sins of greed, pride and lust as they unfold in a drama of the horrors of human trafficking. A courageous young nun struggles to protect the poor and powerless, especially women, and to bring the traffickers to justice.


Liberating Theology (Sister Mary’s Bad Habit Adventures) by George Patterson

This time our favorite nun travels to South America where she takes on a priest and nun killing dictator and his cocaine drug lord accomplice. Along the way the holy sister breaks freedom fighters out of prison, saves villagers from slaughter, delivers a baby, and wipes out an entire cocaine plantation.


In Search of Noah’s Art (Sister Mary’s Bad Habit Adventures) by George Patterson

Follow a courageous young nun as she tracks down religious artifacts stolen by the Nazis in WWII. Her adventure lands her in the midst of a neo-Nazi cult intent on developing a hi-tech Holocaust.


Assassinating Pope Francis (Sister Mary’s Bad Habit Adventures) by George L. Patterson

Sister Mary has a vision of two powerful beasts attacking the Catholic Church. She identifies one as the United States government. The other is a group of ultra-conservative Catholic Cardinals, the Salvatores Ecclesiae (Saviors of the Church) who want to replace Pope Francis with a Pope that will take the Church back to the Council of Trent.