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Tyndale Fiction – Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales Goodreads Giveaway!

Afternoon, readers. How many of you are active members of Goodreads? It’s amazing to see an online community of avid readers form and flourish, solely from their sheer love for and dedication to good books.

Today we pay tribute to all Goodreads users by holding a book giveaway! If you love fiction that will keep you on your toes, Randy Singer’s Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales is just the book for you. Visit his Goodreads page now to be entered to win a copy of this gripping legal thriller. Ten winners will be chosen!

Singer’s latest novel, Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales, chronicles the story of Landon Reed, a young man whose path has not always been godly. After spending time in jail for an SEC football point-shaving scheme, Landon desires to use his mistakes to better others. He earns his law degree and longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. But when three lawyers from his firm are killed, Landon struggles to keep the firm together, and he can’t help but wonder: Are these deaths related to a shady case from the past, or to the murder trial he’s neck-deep in now? And will he survive long enough to find out?

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Fiction Book Club Contest Featuring Critically Acclaimed Author Randy Singer

Afternoon, readers. Today on the blog, we have exciting news for book club attendees. From now through June 30, you and your book club have a chance to win an author visit from critically acclaimed writer and veteran trial attorney Randy Singer.

Known for his legal thrillers, Singer writes novels full of the tightly woven conspiracies, engaging characters, and suspenseful drama loved by readers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, and Lee Child.

From insanity pleas and honor killings to gun laws and plea bargains, Singer’s books explore current issues hitting the headlines as he brings you into the courtroom for the final verdict.

Singer’s latest novel, Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales, chronicles the story of Landon Reed, a young man whose path has not always been godly. After spending time in jail for an SEC football point-shaving scheme, Landon desires to use his mistakes to better others. He earns his law degree and longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. But when three lawyers from his firm are killed, Landon struggles to keep the firm together, and he can’t help but wonder: Are these deaths related to a shady case from the past, or to the murder trial he’s neck-deep in now? And will he survive long enough to find out?

Think your book club might be interested in a chat with Randy Singer? For more details and to enter your book club in the drawing, please click here. If you are one of the lucky book clubs chosen, you will receive a copy of Randy’s latest thriller, Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales. The grand-prize winner will receive a copy for each member of their book group (up to 10 copies). Contest closes June 30.

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Tyndale Fiction’s June Releases – Diverse and Engaging Fiction

Afternoon, readers! Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine as we head forward into the summer season. If you’re looking for a summer read, check out what’s new from Tyndale fiction this June:

Edge-of-Your-Seat Legal Thriller

Are you a fan of suspense thrillers à la John Grisham, Michael Connelly, and Lee Child? Then Randy Singer is definitely worth a look. Randy wears many hats as a veteran trial lawyer, award-winning author, and pastor. His law expertise is evident throughout each legal suspense novel he pens, as well as his innate ability to put you into the courtroom alongside the drama. His most recent novel, Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales, gives readers a look inside a high-profile murder trial, a black-ops military operation, and an intricate conspiracy that’ll have you guessing till the end.

Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a point-shaving scheme. During his time in prison, he finds forgiveness and faith. After prison, he earns a law degree and longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. Be careful what you ask for.
Harry McNaughten is one of the founding partners of McNaughten and Clay—and the only attorney willing to take a chance employing an ex-con turned lawyer. Though Landon initially questions Harry’s ethics and methods, the crusty old lawyer wins Landon’s respect with his brilliant legal mind. But as the two dive into preparing a defense for one of the highest-profile murder trials Virginia Beach has seen in decades, Harry is gunned down in what appears to be a random mugging. Then two more lawyers are killed when the firm’s private jet crashes. Authorities suspect someone has a vendetta against McNaughten and Clay, leaving Landon and the remaining partner as the final targets.
As Landon struggles to keep the firm together, he can’t help but wonder: Is the plot related to a shady case from McNaughten and Clay’s past, or to the murder trial he’s neck-deep in now? And will he survive long enough to find out?

Thoughts on Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales:

“Singer . . . nicely balances the crime drama with his exploration of Christian themes. . . . Fans will be lining up to read this one.”
Booklist 

“Singer’s latest courtroom drama is full of twists and turns. . . . Allows the reader to have an up-close view into the legal system.”
Romantic Times 

A Trip through Ellis Island

The early 1900s was a time of great change for the United States. The American dream was ripe for the picking as many emigrants made the harrowing trip overseas for their chance at a better tomorrow. Grace’s Pictures follows Grace McCaffery, a young Irish woman hoping for a new life in New York City. This is a novel for historical fiction readers as well as those intrigued with the burgeoning technology of a pivotal era in American history. The Brownie camera, one of the first affordable personal cameras of the time, plays a pivotal role in Grace’s life as an ill-taken photo of a dangerous gangster endangers her and everyone she holds dear.

Grace McCaffery hopes that the bustling streets of New York will hold all the promise that the lush hills of Ireland did not. As her efforts to earn enough money to bring her mother to America fail, she wonders if her new Brownie camera could be the answer. But a casual stroll through a beautiful New York City park turns into a hostile run-in with local gangsters, who are convinced her camera holds the first and only photos of their elusive leader. A policeman with a personal commitment to help those less fortunate finds Grace attractive and longs to help her, but Grace believes such men cannot be trusted. Spread thin between her quest to rescue her mother, do well in a new nanny job, and avoid the gang intent on intimidating her, Grace must put her faith in unlikely sources to learn the true meaning of courage and forgiveness.

Thoughts on Grace’s Pictures:

“Thomson has penned a delightful story of overcoming obstacles. Lynn Austin fans will savor this historical series debut.”
Library Journal

“Thomson writes a good story set in 1901 New York.”
Romantic Times

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Great Fiction 2012- Legal thrillers, crime novels and everything in between

Morning Readers! I’m back today to share some reading suggestions from legal thrillers to crime novels and everything in between. Enjoy (and be sure to comment and share your favorite books of 2012!).

To get your adrenaline flowing:

The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer

Plea bargains may grease the rails of justice, but for Jamie Brock, prosecuting criminals is not about cutting deals. In her three years as assistant DA, she’s never plea-bargained a case and vows she never will. But when a powerful defense attorney is indicted for murder and devises a way to bring the entire justice system to a screeching halt, Jamie finds herself at a crossroads. Known for his twists and turns, Randy Singer brings readers another engaging legal thriller that will keep you guessing until the end.

“Singer skillfully loosens the strings and reweaves them into a tale that entertains, surprises, and challenges readers to rethink justice and mercy.” Publishers Weekly on The Last Plea Bargain

Breakthrough by Jerry Jenkins

In the final installment of the series, the youngest bureau chief and head of the Chicago Police Department’s Major Case Squad, Boone Drake seems to have it all under control. After suffering tragic loss, Boone has finally healed and moved on. But he can’t fight the feeling that something is about to go terribly wrong . . . again. In this high action criminal thriller, Jenkins will put you in the passenger seat of the squad car for the ride of your life.

“This third and final installment of the trilogy nicely balances down-and-dirty crime motifs and Christian themes… A satisfying conclusion to a very interesting trio of novels.”
Booklist
on Breakthrough

Deployed by Mel Odom

The first in a three book series, Mel Odom introduces us to Bekah Shaw, a strong willed single mother who feels most comfortable in her Marine Reserves uniform on the battlefield. But when her team is activated and sent to Somalia on a peacekeeping mission, Bekah struggles with being separated from her son and vows to return safely. In order to defeat the terrorists and bring peace to the region, Bekah and her team must convince a misguided vigilante that they are on the same side. Odom will take you out onto the battlefield and while amidst the gunfire, show you the realistic human struggles of a strong willed solider.

“Odom does an admirable job realistically telling a story with a very practical account of the stealth, patience, determination and marksmanship that it takes to be a Marine. Readers will feel like they are fighting alongside both the men and women of the military.”
Romantic Times on Deployed

Accused and Abducted both by Janice Cantore

In Accused, the first novel in the Pacific Coast Justice Series, you embark on a journey with Carly Edwards, a hard-lined Police officer who wants nothing to do with God. But as her investigation into a high profile murder progresses, Carly suspects a cover-up and strikes out on her own, uncertain whom she can trust. But when danger mounts, she begins to wonder if she placed her loyalties with the right people.
In Abducted, Carly Edwards is happy to be back on patrol with her partner, Joe, putting bad guys behind bars. For once, everything in life seems to be going right. But then everything starts going wrong. When Joe’s wife lands in the hospital with a mysterious illness, their baby is kidnapped. As Carly chases down every lead in a desperate search to find the baby, her newfound faith is pushed to its limits.

“The characters are well-drawn and believable and the suspenseful plot is thick with tension. Fans of Lynette Eason, Dee Henderson, or DiAnn Mills and readers who like crime fiction without gratuituous violence and sex will appreciate discovering a new writer.”
Library Journal

“Police officer turned inspirational crime novelist Cantore delivers another round of crime and intrigue to readers”
Booklist on Abducted

For a little bit of everything:

Borders of the Heart by Chris Fabry

Desperate to escape haunting memories, J.D. Jessup travels from Nashville to Tucson and volunteers on an organic farm. The hardened landowner has one prevailing rule: If J.D. sees an “illegal,” call the border patrol. But when an early morning ride along the fence line leads him to a beautiful young woman named Maria, near death in the desert, his heart pulls him in another direction. Longing to atone for the choices that drove him to Tucson, J.D. hides her and unleashes a chain of deadly events he could never have imagined. Soon they are running from a killer and fighting for their lives. As secrets of their pasts emerge, J.D. realizes that saving Maria may be the only way to save himself.

“Fabry has nailed the attitudes of those in Arizona who deal with undocumented people in both humane and inhumane ways.”
Booklist starred review for Borders of the Heart

Tangled Ashes by Michele Phoenix

When Marshall Becker arrives in Lamorlaye, France, to begin the massive renovation of a Renaissance-era castle, he unearths a dark World War II history few in the village remember. The project that was meant to provide an escape for Becker instead becomes a gripping glimpse into the human drama that unfolded during the Nazi occupation and seems to live on in midnight disturbances and bizarre acts of vandalism. Becker explores the castle’s shadowy past as he seeks to cope with an unbearable present. From the virtually mute recluse who lives in the gatehouse to the feisty and enigmatic nanny of the owner’s children, every one of the chateau’s inhabitants seems to have something to hide and something to survive—but none more so than Becker himself.

“Phoenix weaves these two darkly enticing stories together in a fast-paced novel leaving the reader guessing until the very end. Historical fact makes the chateau’s tale that much more interesting, while Phoenix’s characters make the present-day tale richly emotional.”
Booklist on Tangled Ashes

 Read any of these novels? What’d you think?
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