The Dark Forest
AT THE EDGE OF A DARK FOREST
At the Edge of a Dark Forest is a modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Only it is not her love that will make him whole.
Cole Harrison, an Iraq war veteran, wears his disfigurement like a barrier to those who might love him, shielding them from the ugliness inside. He agrees to try and potentially invest in, a prototype prosthetic with the goal of saving a hopeless man’s dreams.
Carly Rose contracts to live with Cole and train him to use his new limbs, only to discover the darkness that wars against the man he could become.
Contemporary Christian Romance.
ARISE FROM DARK PLACES
Finally free of the ten-year revolving hidden world in which she lived, Ari wants one thing before her life transforms for the final and most critical time—to see the young man who first brought her love. But he no longer lives in the beaten-down shack he’d once shared with his abusive, alcoholic father. Where could he be? Will Ari find him in time, or will those who want her dead find her first? She’d search to the ends of the earth, if only …
~Run, run, as through a maze. A spinning wheel will end your days.~
… her mother’s premonition hadn’t just come true.
Trying to absolve himself of his greatest sin, Manny seeks to help those in need, even if one of them is his very wealthy employer. But the memories still assault Manny with blows more powerful than his father’s fists.
Until he meets the woman who will change his life. The one in a coma.
The Maryland State University Series
ONE AMONG MEN
Her job requires she live with 500, hard-partying, college guys. She can handle the 499, but it only takes one to lead her into danger.
Samantha Hart is looking for purpose, like her missionary best friend, but is forced to take a job as the resident director of the all-male party dorm at the major state university where her prodigal past haunts her. She must avert the pitfalls of a woman in her position as well as the dangerous forces that threaten her life.
Chris Johnson, a rock guitarist, has come back to school as a music major, and finds himself in a business relationship with the ruthless supplier of an on-campus drug ring. He’s intrigued by the lady RD, while learning more about his musical gift and the God who gave it to him. Can he manage his two worlds without risking Samantha’s life?
Book 1 of the Maryland State University series
Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense/Women’s Fiction
AN INSIGNIFICANT LIFE
Tiffany Lundgren is looking for significance in the world of academia, beyond being a visual distraction for men to ogle. But something stands in her way. When she removes the impediment that threatens her professional career, her world spirals deeper, and she discovers the things she once believed brought her strength, have only hardened her on the outside, leaving her insides empty. She is drawn to those who might bring meaning to her world, only to find her past choices could have destroyed the one man who would truly love her.
Adam Grant, the K-9 campus police officer, wants to be taken seriously in his profession. But after having been purposely left out of the previous undercover investigation, he wonders if his new relationship with the liaison from the Maryland Drug Task Force Initiative will be an open one. Especially, since he once tried to date the man’s wife. But as the drug trade heats up in the dorms, and lives are being threatened, Adam resolves to get to the bottom of the problem, even to the point of involving his former-drug-dealing pastor. Will this deeper commitment endanger the woman he’s come to love?
Book 2 of the Maryland State University serie
Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense/Women's Fiction
FLEE FROM EVIL
A working-class church. A country club pastor. And the woman he betrayed. Sparks fly, danger lurks and God redeems at the water's edge.
Pastor Vince Steegle thought his destructive beginnings were ancient history, but the ramifications of his prior choices just walked in the door of his church. Is Romans 8:28 really true? Can God really make all things good? Or is Vince's past just too ugly?
Cassandra Whitaker is looking for security for her children after the death of her much-beloved husband. But there are those who seek to destroy her. Can she keep her family safe, or must she flee from evil?
THE LONG VIEW
The extended edition.
Originally published as a novella for the SMOKE AND MIRRORS Romantic Suspense Collection.
He’s ex-FBI and training with terrorists.
She hopes to recover souls.
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Flee from Evil
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I just pray I can find the words to relay how impacting and incredible it was to read Flee from Evil! Just awesome. Thank you!
Connie Almony has written another book that deals with hard and gritty issues. She does so as only a brilliant story teller can.
Absolutely outstandingingly amazing!!! There should be more adjectives in the world so I could describe this book better.
Sad. Despondent. Depressed. All words to describe how I feel now that Flee From Evil is over. I tried to stop reading it. I did. I read 27 chapters today. I couldn't help myself. It's 3 pm, I'm still in my pajamas and it's all this book’s fault. I loved this book. I need to process a bit and then I'll leave my review. Will they let me do more than 5 stars?
I'm not even kidding. I picked up my kindle and put it back down last night because I didn't want to read anything else.
I have finished Flee from Evil and all I can say is WOW!! It is a very powerful story and I loved it.
This is a totally engaging, excellent, powerful read!!!!! loved it!!!!!!!
I've already prayed for more Lew. I really want to see where God takes him.
I finished it two days ago and honestly I'm still a little sad about the fact that it's done. I've not felt that strongly about a book in a long time.
It's going to stick with me a while. Powerful!
It's just one of those books that packs a big ole wallop and hits you right in the chest!
I wish I could give this book 20 stars! It's that good. I've read all Connie Almony's books and enjoyed them very much, but this is her best EVER!
This book was absolutely outstanding! Totally and completely. I couldn't tear myself away from it. The Christian message is powerful here. Forgiveness, grace, and mercy. God can take our brokenness and use it in such a way that it totally astounds us. IF we allow Him to heal our hearts.
This is one book I'm going to be thinking about for a long time to come.
I highly recommend it.
This book was a very suspenseful and intriguing book. I found it to be very open and heart wrenching at times.
Now that it’s over, I find myself thinking about the characters, their relationships with each other, and honestly, wondering what they are doing now. Like they are real people. Because that's how they feel to me. This is a story that everyone can relate to. It has romance, it has teenage angst. It has first love, it has people who made mistakes, and felt the love of family who stood by them while they cleaned up their messes. You will only be doing yourself a huge favor by reading this book. But clear your schedule. This is a book meant to be savored and enjoyed. These are people you will fall in love with and care about. I am so thrilled this is titled as Water's Edge book 1, I'm so invested in this story, I cannot wait to see what happens next.
[Flee from Evil] caused me to take a closer look at my own life. Parts were quite tense but there was good resolution. A powerful read with complex characters. Learning more about a person with autism was helpful and written in a manner I could grasp.
The story combines family secrets, hurting people, romance, faith, and some mystery and suspense which results in a book that I could not put down. It is also a beautiful story of hurting people finding love, acceptance and forgiveness.
An Insignificant Life
"Connie Almony does a brilliant job of keeping the reader in suspense while also culminating a beautiful romance along with it. I almost read this book in one day. I just could not put it down until it said The End."
"I loved the first book in this series and I enjoyed this one just as much. This one is also a combination of faith, romance and suspense that kept me reading from the first pages."
"Really enjoyed the book! Loved the first one and this one didn't disappoint either. Can't wait for anything else the author may write!"
"Connie Almony's newest Maryland State University Series novel is action-packed suspense with characters that struggle with life's real issues. From the first sentence, the author draws you to characters you will remember long after you've finished living the story alongside them.This novel deals with prevalent issues that plague our society ten-fold. And how love can overcome even the greatest of sins."
"Once again, a book I had trouble putting down! Connie has such a gift with character development, as you get involved in the book, you really feel as though you know these people personally."
"You would be doing yourself a great favor to pick up this book, but be aware, once you start, it will be hard to put down! I am really looking forward to where this series heads next."
One Among Men
"This book was simply amazing, from start to finish. The story grabbed my attention from the very beginning and I couldn't stop reading. I read it in less than a day. I absolutely loved all the characters in the book. They are all so different, yet each one is so well-drawn and developed, and completely relatable."
"I really enjoyed Connie's debut novel and was looking forward to reading this one. I was not disappointed. It is a wonderful combination of romance and suspense that kept me turning pages until the end. I was wrapped up in the lives of the characters from the first pages.
I read the book in one sitting when I should have been sleeping."
"Couldn't put it down! I tried. I wanted to. I did not want to finish it in one day! The characters grab your attention the moment they are introduced and stay with you until the book is finished. Then you feel a little like you just said goodbye to some very good friends."
"This is a fantastic book!! I loved it!! This book has so much packed into it, something for everyone. The author does a wonderful job of getting you to connect with the characters and their issues are very realistic and relate-able to0. This book is a great example of how everything is in God's hands and everything happens in His timing. I'm so excited to see that this is a series, and I can't wait for the next one."
"This story not only entertains, but inspires you to let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. There is no happier ending to a story, than to see someone come to believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior."
At the Edge of a Dark Forest
“I read this book in record time. I couldn't put it down. I am looking forward to the sequel to see what Carly and Cole do next. Well written, and I could really feel the character's hearts. We need more books like this!”
“Gorgeous portrayal of loving others back to life. Beautifully written---thanks for sharing your gift! Can't wait to see what you write next!”
“Connie Almony's written a book filled with emotion, making the reader care for the disabled vet while feeling the frustration of the woman who tries to help a man who won't help himself. The reader pulls for Cole to change as he rejects people who care about him and struggles with overcoming his addiction. Not until he faces the secret from his past he's bottled up inside can he start to heal. I highly recommend this book.”
“I always read the various renditions of Beauty and the Beast, and I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline in this one. A broken, self-absorbed man finds his true purpose in life and the joy, forgiveness and love that can only be attained through Jesus Christ. Whether you are a believer or not, you will be moved by this version of Beauty and the Beast because it is so uplifting, and a tribute to all the valiant warriors who serve our country.”