More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your second group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Tuesday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

The Breakers Series: Books 1-3, by Edward W. Robertson, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 584 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In the Breakers series, humanity faces not one apocalypse, but two: first a lethal pandemic, then a war against those who made the virus. This collection includes the first three books and is over 1000 pages (350,000 words) of post-apocalyptic survival.

BREAKERS (Book 1)

In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter. A plague tears across the world, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. Civilization comes to an abrupt stop.

Just as the survivors begin to adapt to the aftermath, Walt learns the virus that ended humanity wasn’t created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job–and Earth’s survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.

MELT DOWN (Book 2)

In upstate Idaho, Ness Hook is run out of his mom’s house by his bullying brother Shawn. In Redding, California, Tristan Carter is graduating college, but with no job and no prospects, she’ll have to move back in with her parents.

Then the world ends: first with a virus, then with an alien invasion.

Ness and Shawn take to the mountains to fight a guerrilla against the attackers. In California, Tristan and Alden are taken prisoner. Separated from her brother, Tristan crosses the ruins of America to track him down. She will stop at nothing to get Alden back–but her fellow survivors prove even more dangerous than the monsters who broke the world.

KNIFEPOINT (Book 3)

Raina was just a girl when the plague came. She survived. Her parents didn’t. Neither did the world. As civilization fell, she took to the ruins of Los Angeles, eating whatever she could catch.

After two years alone, she’s found and adopted by a fisherman and his wife. Their makeshift family lives a quiet life–until a man named Karslaw sails in from Catalina Island with an army of conquerors. Driven by visions of empire, he executes Raina’s new father as a traitor and takes her mother captive.

But Karslaw’s people aren’t the only ones vying for control of the ruined land. As violence wracks the city, Raina joins a rebellion against Karslaw’s rule. She will stop at nothing to free her mother–and to have her revenge.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/pp54ng into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Breakers Series: Books 1-3.

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The Reluctant Warrior, by Ty Patterson, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 18 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Broker is a maverick intelligence analyst who works with a black-ops team in New York for a government agency that doesn’t exist.

The FBI has a mole buried deep in its organization and is counting on Broker’s unorthodox methods to restore its integrity.

What Broker hasn’t counted on is coming up against an enemy with such incredible power that no place in the city is safe from its reach, their every move is known. As he digs deeper, his investigation uncovers a link between the enemy and a group of innocents, a family, who are immediately thrust into danger.

Hunted by their intended target, desperately trying to stay a step ahead and protect the family, the last thing he and his team need is more trouble.

A mysterious assassin has other ideas and stalks them at a time when they can least afford to handle it, an assassin every bit as good as them.

It started off as a mole hunt with every resource at their command. It has turned into a frantic race for survival with time and options running out.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/q7efik into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Reluctant Warrior.

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Grandpa’s Gold, by Robin Adolphs and Arthur Fillroy, is regularly $3.47 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews.

Category: Children & Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

It’s time for an ADVENTURE!

Includes exclusive ‘Can You Find?’ game as part of the story!

Jake and his Grandpa head off to the gold fields to search for gold. It’s much harder for Grandpa to find gold than he expects. What they find just proves that one man’s trash is indeed another boy’s treasure.

A warm-hearted story of a boy and his grandfather sharing an unforgettable adventure.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/grandpasgold into your web browser to pick up your copy of Grandpa’s Gold.

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I Dream of Zombies, by Vickie Johnstone, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 32 customer reviews.

Category: Horror

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Finalist at the National Indie Excellence Book Awards 2014.

A zombie novel set in London over six weeks in 2013, with a strong female lead character. It starts with a dream and then the nightmare takes over…

It all begins on a summer’s day with the media reporting with some hilarity that people are dreaming of the dead coming to life, but those who have the recurring nightmares are convinced they are a warning of things to come. Marla takes it all with a pinch of salt until she experiences them herself. Cue paranoia and disbelief until reality shows its chilling new face.

All over London there are incidences of people falling sick with flu-type symptoms, but they are also becoming aggressive. As the unusual attacks mount, the media and government are forced to take the matter seriously. What is causing the mysterious illness? Is it a virus, and is it natural or man-made, and is the government responsible?

Marla, her sister Ellen and friend Tommy find themselves fighting for their survival as their sense of reality is smashed. Will the army and police maintain control or will the country find itself in lock down, isolated from the outside world?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/kyjqfq into your web browser to pick up your copy of I Dream of Zombies.

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Shaken, by Susan Hatler, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 87 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult / Paranormal

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

High school junior, Kylie Bates, can suddenly read minds. When she touches people’s hands, she’s able to see their deepest thoughts. As if that’s not freaky enough, her dad sends her to help hottie detective, Sam Williams, track down a missing girl. Way too much pressure, especially for a girl who can’t watch Scream without getting nightmares.

Then, finding the missing girl leads to much more than Kylie’s prepared for. Like discovering that her dad has been lying to her. That she has a family she never knew about. That the girls have powers similar to hers. Oh yeah, and that someone is out to get her.

When the detective’s teenage wanna-be-cop cousin, Trip Williams, approaches Kylie at school insisting she help him solve the case, she discovers Trip might be the only one she can trust, and the only one to help her unravel the secrets behind her mysterious gift.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Shaken.

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Fresh Doubt, by Eva Hudson, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based 419 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A story of lies, secrets and deadly mind games

Brilliant American psychology student Madison Faber is in police custody – a potential murder suspect. Two hours ago she found her roommate lying in a pool of blood.

Special Agent Ingrid Skyberg is assigned to investigate the case on behalf of the US embassy. Tasked with supporting a terrified Madison Faber and uncovering the truth behind her friend’s death, Ingrid discovers a sinister extremist group operating out of Faber’s London college.

Up against the obstructive attitude of the Metropolitan Police and defying the wishes of the embassy, Ingrid must navigate through a minefield of fear and mistrust to discover the killer’s true identity. But in order to ensure justice is served, she is forced to operate so far beyond the law that she may never get back again.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Fresh Doubt.

 

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Monday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

The Irish Cowboy, by D.W. Ulsterman, is regularly $3.47 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 33 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

He gave his word, refused to break a vow, and lost his one chance at true love.

Now they’ve come for his land.

Hap Wilkes is a man facing a painful past, an increasingly uncertain future, and now fights with everything left in a broken and failing body to keep the one thing still left to him – his pride.

The Irish Cowboy is a story of loss, secrets, redemption, and the always present human yearning for love and forgiveness, and marks the most personal novel to date from bestselling author D.W. Ulsterman.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/irishcowboy into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Irish Cowboy.

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Lords of Rainbow, by Vera Nazarian, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 20 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Ages ago, in a mysterious event known as the Fall of Rainbow, the world lost all color. And now, a weak silver sun shines over a monochrome realm of infinite shades of gray….

In Tronaelend-Lis, glorious and decadent City of Dreams, of guilds and gods, courtesans and assassins, the Regent and Regentrix, sister and brother, rule a court of elegant debauchery, perverse desires, and secrets.

And into this wanton place comes Ranhéas Ylir, an eccentric and androgynous warrior woman, sworn to serve the mysterious Lord Elasand Vaeste, a man of impossible beauty, tormented by occult dreams and an unrequited love for a goddess.

Soon, loyal Ranhé is willing to fight for this one man unto death…

Meanwhile, another is willing to die for her.

But time is short for them all—out of the world’s twilight rises a being of utter darkness, the one absolute source of black, whose armies approach, in an epic invasion, to claim forest and wilderness.

The only thing that stands between the darkness and the City of Dreams is an antique secret—a flicker of ancient memory of those who had once filled the world with an impossible thing called color…

Lords of Rainbow.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ssn8xa into your web browser to pick up your copy of Lords of Rainbow.

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Charlie & Noel – An Advent Calendar Story, by Franziska Macur, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 36 customer reviews.

Category: Children & Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Charlie & Noel – An Advent Calendar Story is a story in 25 chapters to read as a family with children (4-10 years old), one for every day of Advent. You will get to know Charlie, a little boy who wishes he could just skip the whole waiting part and jump right into the presents. But Charlie doesn’t realize what he would miss or just how many magical moments the season has waiting for him.

This book is for families who:

• Love spending time reading as a family
• Are looking for new traditions for the season leading up to Christmas
• Want to help their children think about the true meaning of Christmas
• Would like a slower, simpler pace that leads to a truly meaningful holiday
• Want to teach their children about the joy of anticipation
• Are looking for ideas for fun Advent activities.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/3768 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Charlie & Noel – An Advent Calendar Story.

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Dark Heirloom, by J.D. Brown, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 45 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

“You’re a vampire” is so not what Ema Marx wants to hear when she wakes from a two-day coma in a cryptic yet exquisite castle in northern Finland. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like why she’s able to see in the dark and walk through solid objects. What she doesn’t understand is why the other vampires expect her to have all the answers. It’s their fault she turned into one of them…right?

Jalmari’s hatred for his old-man intensifies when he’s ordered to bring that troublesome girl to their castle. He has a clan to run; there’s no time for babysitting newborn vampires no matter how they were converted to their culture. But when a two-thousand-year-old premonition threatens to take the crown and his life, Jalmari sees no other choice than to take out the catalyst, Ema Marx. Fortunately for Ema, she could also be the clan’s only savior.

The race to figure out her vampiric origins is on. And maybe she’ll get the hang of the blood-drinking gig along the way…

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/darkheirloom into your web browser to pick up your copy of Dark Heirloom.

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Wind Warrior, by Jon Messenger, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 190 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

THE EARTH GIVES WAY TO THE SEA,
THE SEA BOWS BEFORE THE WIND,
THE WIND FEEDS THE FLAME,
THE FLAME BURNS THE WORLD OF MAN DOWN TO THE EARTH.

The sleepy town of White Halls harbors a dangerous secret. On a picturesque street, two houses down from a lovely little park, in a quaint little home with a wraparound porch, lives a family that seems rather normal. Sure, their twenty-year-old son, Xander, still lives at home, but he’s going to college and dating the leader of the schools top sorority. It’s all very… normal. However, when a man is miraculously saved from being hit by a bus, Xander’s life turns in to the living embodiment of the tornadoes he can suddenly create with a flick of his wrist. Whether he wants this gift or not, Xander must learn to use his new ‘super power’ quickly if he wants to survive. For his kind is a dying race, and when this sleepy town has a sudden influx of new, blonde, fire wielders, no one is safe, especially Xander. It doesn’t help that one of these blondes happens to be the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Xander can’t deny the instant connection he feels to her so, when she tries to kill him, it certainly makes things complicated.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Wind Warrior.

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Give Me A Break!: Beginning Meditation for Mindfulness, Stress Relief, and Anxiety Management, by Whitney Stewart, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based 14 customer reviews.

Category: Health / Self-Improvement

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The simplest, easiest beginning meditation guide you’ll ever see!

Whitney Stewart has had her fair share of experiences worth meditating on. In 2005, she was trapped in downtown New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and helicoptered from the roof of a building with her young son and elderly mother-in-law. For the next five months, she lived in Nantucket and researched her book Marshall: A Nantucket Sea Rescue–she escaped one natural disaster and wrote about another. When she returned home to New Orleans, Ms. Stewart volunteered as a creative writing teacher in the public schools. She discovered that her students suffered from post-Katrina stress. Knowing this, Ms. Stewart began using beginning meditation techniques to teach her students to write about their lives, reduce stress, and relieve anxiety.

A Level III Reiki practitioner then studying Classical Tibetan, she began meditating after she met and interviewed the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet (the subject of her biography, The 14th Dalai Lama) and lived with a Tibetan refugee family in India. She’s trekked with Sir Edmund Hillary in Nepal, interviewed Burma’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in her Rangoon home, and climbed along China’s Great Wall to research the lives of Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong.

Stewart’s straightforward guide to stress relief, anxiety management, and mindfulness makes meditation simple. It covers the basics in a concise thirty-three pages: Why meditation is good for you, how to sit, how to let your mind rest, even what to do if you feel weird or uncomfortable during meditation. Most importantly, it provides sixteen accessible, useful meditations you can easily learn at home.

For ages ten to adult. Note: This is a very short book.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Give Me A Break!: Beginning Meditation for Mindfulness, Stress Relief, and Anxiety Management.

 

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your next group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Saturday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Christmas on Main Street, a twelve-book box set collection by Joan Reeves, E. Ayers, Kelly Rae, Tori Scott, Mona Risk, Jill James, Kristy Tate, Leigh Morgan, Carol DeVaney, Pepper Phillips, Stephanie Queen and Susan R. Hughes, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 194 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This holiday season, you’ll find the Spirit of Main Street alive and well in a wonderful collection of twelve holiday romances, the Christmas on Main Street Box Set. The Authors of Main Street have poured their heart into these books. With the spirit of Christmas guiding them, they have priced Christmas on Main Street inexpensively as their holiday gift to you.

Nobody’s Cinderella by Joan Reeves, Award-Winning and National Bestselling Author.
Darcy Benton is the oldest cliché in the world–a woman in love with her boss, but she’s not a blip on his radar. Until she wishes on a Christmas star. Uh oh! She should have been careful what she wished for!

A Snowy Christmas in Wyoming by E. Ayers, National Bestselling Author.
Writing the Romantic Slices of Life. A Native American cowboy with his thirteen-month-old daughter and a national news anchorwoman have nothing in common, except for their pasts, but in this season of giving, will fate reach through time and give the gift of love?

What if…this Christmas by Kelly Rae, National Bestselling Author.
Love really is all there is! Will a marriage proposal be the end of Katie and Chris’ forever?

The Christmas Wish by Tori Scot, Award-Winning and National Bestselling Author.
Page-turning stories from the Heart of Texas. Merry is a long way from home and missing her family as Christmas approaches, until she falls right into Santa’s lap.

Her Christmas Cruise by Mona Risk, USA Today Bestselling Author.
Around the world through Stories that Simmer with Emotion and Sizzle with Passion. The perfect fiancé is a cheater and the fabulous Christmas wedding is off. But the Christmas cruise may fulfill many dreams for Julia and her unexpected companion.

The Christmas Con by Jill James, National Bestselling Author.
A little Sweet. A little Sexy. A lot Happily-Ever-After. Two reformed jewel thieves, Robin and Ian, are on the job to retrieve a priceless necklace, but Santa has special plans for a reunion of the ex-lovers.

A Light in the Christmas Cafe by Kristy Tate, Award-Winning and National Bestselling Author.
Mary Stewart fans will love Kristy Tate’s romantic stories laced with Humor, Mystery and a hint of Magic. A food thief, a haunted house, a matchmaking grandmother and a handsome stranger: Are the apron strings tying Deirdre to her grandmother’s café tangling up her life plans or are they leading her to love?

A Potters Wood Christmas by Leigh Morgan, National Bestselling Author.
Strong Women, Strong Hearts – Breathing Celtic magic into everyday romance. A plot to steal an ancient artifact in the Bennett’s possession could be the key to opening an even greater prize. Will Cian find family and the spirit of Christmas again?

A Smoky Mountain Christmas by Carol DeVaney, National Bestselling Author.
It’s Love and the Little Things that matter. Falling in love wasn’t in Tina’s plans. She’d survived the snowstorm, but could she survive the love of recently divorced Hank Gordon who’s sworn off women?

The Christmas Gift by Pepper Phillips, Award-Winning and National Bestselling Author.
Southern stories with a Touch of Heart. When an opportunity to make money presents itself, eleven-year-old George faces the biggest decision of his life. Will he become a thief like his father or will he discover the fact that giving, rather than receiving, is the best gift of all?

Small Town Glamour Girl Christmas by Stephanie Queen, USA Today Bestselling Author.
Zing of Excitement; Zap of Wit; Long-lasting Zip of Feel Good. Small town girl Julie hates being an Audrey Hepburn look-alike. When the big city man of her dreams comes to town for Christmas will she sell out to model in the city or settle into small town life on his terms?

A Baby for Christmas by Susan R. Hughes, National Bestselling Author.
Sweet with a Touch of Heat. When Ryan opens his home to Paige, a beautiful stranger who happens to be pregnant, will it take a Christmas miracle to make them realize where the

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/6239 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Christmas on Main Street.

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Sentinel Resurrection, by Tom Langlas, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The Cadwalader family fights to stop Armageddon as Hitler’s occult beast ravages present-day Patagonia. When the creature attempts to found a Fourth Reich in the borderlands between Chile and Argentina, the Cadwaladers battle the supernatural soldier and its new Nazi master. Faced with the unholy spawn of the Third Reich, family members must decide whether to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Fans of James Rollins, Brad Thor and Stephen King will enjoy this novel!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/c0z7xd into your web browser to pick up your copy of Sentinel Resurrection.

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Catching The Bad Guy, by Marie Astor, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 175 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Janet Maple and Dennis Walker make a good team: she is a top-notch white collar crime investigator, and so is he. Both Janet and Dennis are thrown in for a loop when Janet’s treacherous snake of an ex-boyfriend, Alex Kingsley, is appointed as their new boss, and the case that was supposed to be the highlight of their careers is dismissed for lack of evidence.

To make matters worse, Alex is asking Janet to get back together, and the one man she wishes would ask her out sees her as nothing more than a coworker. Janet’s love life soon becomes the least of her worries, as she begins to suspect that Alex’s rekindled interest in her is driven by ulterior motives. She is determined to get to the bottom of things, but she can’t do it alone.

Together, Janet and Dennis team up to solve a tangled white collar crime web that leads to powerful politicians and corporate executives. Armed with their keen instincts and skills, Janet and Dennis are bound to succeed. There is just one glitch: both are attracted to each other, and both refuse to admit it. Will Janet and Dennis solve the biggest case of their careers or will their attraction to each other get in the way?

Catching the Bad Guy is book two of the Janet Maple Series, but it can easily be read on its own.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ptm6jq into your web browser to pick up your copy of Catching The Bad Guy.

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Abandon All Hope, by M.J. Schiller, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 23 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This is a COLLECTION not a SERIES, so there is no need to read them in order. Different characters, different settings. All involve rock star main characters.

It was one of those mornings for newspaper-writer/photographer Hope Creswell.

The alarm clock didn’t go off and she cut her finger on broken glass. Not one to let such things get her down, Hope headed into her assignment meeting with excitement, only to leave it stunned. Her new assignment is to trail the sensational rock-star, Chase Hatton, for an article. Chase Hatton! No one knows the power that name holds for her. No one knows of the childhood friendship that blossomed into romance, only to abruptly die on the night of Hope’s senior prom. No one knows of the ache that still fills her heart.

What starts out for Chase Hatton as an average publicity trip to Chicago suddenly becomes complicated.

His manager tells him Hope Creswell will be interviewing him in the morning.
He spent eight years trying to forget Hope, and now she would be in his penthouse in a matter of hours?

When Chase opens the door to his penthouse and finds Hope on the opposite side, his heart begins beating a rhythm the rocker has yet to capture in any of his music.

The smoldering embers of their former romance are fanned by their mere proximity. Will they both be burned again? Can Hope ever trust her heart to Chase after what he did? Can Chase bear to see her walk out on him a second time? And what about Hope’s boyfriend, Phillip? Where does he fit into the picture that Hope is developing?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/abandonallhope into your web browser to pick up your copy of Abandon All Hope.

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Lucy the Cat: Little Brother, by Pertti Pietarinen, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 23 customer reviews.

Category: Children & Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Charming Picture Book for Children and Cat Lovers

This is the second book in Lucy The Cat series, the charming story about Lucy, the curious, cute Sacred Birman cat.

This time Lucy tells about her little brother Cristiano. You will meet Cristiano already when he was only a few days old. You will see how Cristiano learns many new things during his first few weeks. Will Cristiano become the best soccer player or the world’s strongest cat? But first he needs to learn to take care of himself. Of course mama cat helps and teaches him. You will learn that young kitten’s life is full of surprises and funny things. Lucy is the expert to tell the story because she is a cat, too. Humans have sometimes challenges to understand cats’ inner life. Therefore it is better to have a real expert’s view from Lucy The Cat.

Especially Children and cat lovers will enjoy this beautiful picture book.

Lucy The Cat loves her brother, because he is a perfect, purrfect kitten. Meow to everyone!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/2rsmhb into your web browser to pick up your copy of Lucy the Cat: Little Brother.

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Portal Through the Pond, by David K. Anderson, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 28 customer reviews.

Category: Children’s / Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

They said her grandfather was dead. They said her grandmother was crazy. Christy knows better.

When 13-year-old Christy’s grandmother dies, she leaves Christy a mysterious packet of information revealing an amazing secret: the pond in her yard is in fact a portal to another world. And what’s more, her grandfather had disappeared in that world nine years earlier.

Christy is determined to honor her grandmother’s wish to keep the secret, even if it means alienating her best friend Trevor. However, things spiral out of her control when nosy classmate Rob accidentally crosses into other world, the grown-ups think he has drowned, she’s forced to tell Trevor, and Danny–the nine-year-old deaf boy next door–follows her through the portal to rescue Rob.

Will Trevor be able to convince the grown-ups to trust Christy to get them all home? Or will they let the police drain the pond, stranding the children in an alien world?

Click here to pick up your free copy of Portal Through the Pond.

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Johnny, the Mark of Chaos: An Urban Dark Fantasy, by Susan D. Kalior, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based 12 customer reviews.

Category: Dark Fantasy Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Dark Fantasy: Enter the darkness in Book One of this intriguing dark fantasy. Meet johnny: a seductive, vampiric, magical, time-bending being who wreaks chaos on earth. For over nine hundred years he has answered the conscious and unconscious call for destruction. Meanwhile, the Shen, Jenséa, a naïve embodied angel (who believes herself merely human), is tormented by her compulsion to paint violent scenes, which unbeknownst to her, are premonitions of her future. Bored from lack of challenge, johnny invites himself to be her guardian devil to help her survive what is to come, and to teach her about her angel power. He is challenged at last, for her power, when activated, could burn him to oblivion. Confusing matters are the changes they incite in each other, including a magnetizing romantic love.

Told from Jenséa’s point of view, this is a story about life’s gentler side unconsciously seeking balance with the tougher aspects of being. Thrown into a fantastic adventure with her diametric opposite, Jenséa begins to learn the deeper meaning of life, surpassing everything she ever deemed true. Contrary to conventional plots that pit good against evil, this plot unites good and evil to transform both. This brilliant tale touches the deepest yearnings in every human, yearnings that are lifted to a startling resolution.

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Thursday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Hunter: A Thriller, by Robert James Bidinotto, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 488 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

WHO IS HUNTER? WHO IS PREY?
WHO WILL SURVIVE?

Award-winning true-crime author Robert Bidinotto makes his stunning fiction debut with a best-selling thriller that has earned more than 350 “5-star” rave reviews from readers.

Two people, passionately in love.
But each hides a deadly secret.
He is a crusading vigilante, on a violent quest for justice.
She is tracking this unknown assassin, sworn to stop him.
Neither realizes the truth about the other.
And neither knows that a terrifying predator is hunting them both. . . .

From its first gripping pages, HUNTER takes you on a nonstop thrill ride: from the top floor of the CIA, to the marbled corridors of Capitol Hill…from the posh hotels of downtown Washington, to the city’s mean, violent streets. It introduces a colorful new hero for our time–and a dazzling heroine every bit his equal.

A spy mystery…a crime thriller…a passionate romance: HUNTER is a genre-bending novel unlike any you’ve read. Deviously plotted, filled with vivid characters, and propelled at a breakneck pace, it’s a tale as memorable for its provocative ideas as for a rousing climax that has readers cheering.

If you enjoy the thrillers of Lee Child, Stephen Hunter, Brad Thor, and Vince Flynn, you’ll love HUNTER.

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Scarlet and the Keepers of Light, by Brandon Charles West, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Category: Children and Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Scarlet Hopewell keeps dreaming about a magical world, a world where winged creatures sculpt with light, where dogs talk, and where Scarlet is the guest of honor at a wonderful party in a castle under the roots of a mighty oak tree. One day her father brings home an abandoned puppy who captures Scarlet’s heart. Dakota is fun and loving and smart. Actually, he’s really smart—too smart. And a lot too big. News shows start to take an interest.

As the beginning of the school year approaches, strange and ominous storms have everyone on edge, and Scarlet’s dreams are getting darker and more vivid. Her magical dream world has another side, a darker side with no interest in joyous parties. When the front door is blown off its hinges one night by three beautiful, silver-voiced men, Dakota leads the Hopewells in their escape—right into the world of Scarlet’s dreams.

Scarlet and the Keepers of Light, the first in a four-book series, is a fantasy for all ages about the adventure of growing up and finding the magic within.

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Unlucky 7, a new seven-book box set collection by Diane Capri, Tawny Stokes, Jamie Lee Scott, Hildie McQueen, Fiona Quinn, Scott Silverii and Teresa Watson, is regularly $9.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 7 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

New York Times & USA Today bestselling authors: Diane Capri, Tawny Stokes and Jamie Lee Scott, along with their friends, Hildie McQueen, Fiona Quinn, Scott Silverii and Teresa Watson, bring you this spine tingling collection. Available as a collection for a limited time only!

Unlucky 7 is an anthology of seven tales of murder in small towns. Each story is new and has never been published. The authors in this anthology came together to give you seven stories that are interesting, chilling, and thought provoking. Some characters you may recognize from an existing mystery/thriller series, others are new, but all will leave you begging for more.

Cold Justice: A Judge Willa Carson Mystery by Diane Capri

A killer targets Judge Willa Carson and her husband George during a winter vacation in Northern Michigan. Can they find the snow sniper before he shoots to kill again?

Lost (Kirsten Morgan Psychic Mystery) by Tawny Stokes

A girl has gone missing, and the law doesn’t have any leads. The last thing Sheriff Samuel Morgan wants to see is his famous psychic daughter in his office telling him how to do his job. At odds for years, Kirsten doesn’t know how to talk to her father, but she knows she has to push him to a place he doesn’t want to go. Because the dead are talking, and she has to answer, or lose her mind forever.

Uncertain Beginnings by Jamie Lee Scott

When a fellow police officer is found dead in his home, Sergeant Wyatt Burke learns all is not what it seems in Uncertain, as he uncovers the mysteries behind the officer’s death, and his life.

Town Hero by Hildie McQueen

The last twenty-four hours have been hell, between a fight with her ex that left her with a bruised face and now finding a dead body. Somehow Eliza Brock still manages to feel the undeniable attraction to the handsome deputy in charge of the investigation.

Sebastian Castro planned for another slow week in Lovely, Tennessee. Instead the first murder in twenty years happens. Eddie Mason is dead, Eliza’s ex had an ongoing feud with him and the widow is making the moves on Castro.
It’s definitely not a normal week in the small town. But it’s the week fate decides to bring two solitary people together. Just when neither of them needs it.

Mine by Fiona Quinn

Not safe at home in Boston, Kate Hamilton seeks refuge in the small Virginia town where she was born and raised. Scarborough is no longer the bucolic village that she remembered. Pleasantries are only skin deep as big city issues and the politics of the world roil just under the surface. A string of untimely deaths has the whole town grieving. Only Kate thinks that there is something nefarious afoot. Can she convince the local police that coincidences like these are only found in fiction? Kate is determined to solve the puzzle and save lives, especially her own.

Bayou Backslide by Scott Silverii

Retired homicide detective, Joseph Smith, is led to the bayou by God. Little does he know he’s walking into his own personal hell. Money and greed are no strangers in the south—especially when the Cajun mafia is involved—and Joseph never dreams starting a church in a sleepy bayou parish can lead to murder. But it’s the betrayal that has the ability to steal his soul like death never could, and he learns that redemption is sometimes best earned through the blood of evil.

Death Takes the Blue Ribbon by Teresa Watson

When a beloved member of Brookdale face plants into a pie during the county fair, it’s up to Lizzie Crenshaw and her friends to figure out who the real murderer is before his widow (and Lizzie’s archenemy) spends the rest of her life in prison.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/unlucky7 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Unlucky 7.

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The Daily Shift: It’s Not What You Think. It’s Better Than That, by Beca Lewis, is regularly $5.49 but has been discounted to just $1.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews.

Category: Advice & How-To

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Essential Reading for Those Who Are Ready To Give Up What Doesn’t Work, And Embrace What Does (Spiritual Self-Help)

Think Differently, And Change Your Life For The Better

Does your life keep going on the same way, sometimes getting a little better, but not really fulfilling your dreams? Or, perhaps in spite of all your best efforts, life is getting harder. To change your life, you try many ideas about how to fix it. Some work for a brief time, others don’t work at all.

We all know that perception is reality

This means that in order for life to change for the better, permanently, our perception has to expand into a different way of thinking. We know that in order to change our life, we must think differently.

Good shifts happen, because we shift our behavior and habits. However, that isn’t enough, because we can only change within, and what, we currently perceive of as reality.

How To Think About God, As God Thinks About You

The only lasting solution is to shift our perception of reality. We must let go of our human way of thinking, and move into the Divine, infinite way, of thinking. “The Daily Shift” transforms us out of our small view thinking, and into the infinite viewpoint of God. God is the thinker; we are Its thoughts. With this spiritual awakening, we begin to think differently, and our experience of life shifts to more abundance, ease, and grace.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/d71r4a into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Daily Shift: It’s Not What You Think. It’s Better Than That.

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Almost Perfect, by Orly Krauss-Winer, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 32 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

What would you do if your best friend and colleague was suspected of murder?

The world of Nili Abadi, partner in a successful law firm, is turned upside down when the body of another partner is found in a burned-out car that belongs to her best friend. The fact that her friend is also a colleague and an ex-lover of the deceased, leads the police to arrest her as the main suspect in the murder.

Nili, convinced that her friend is innocent, sets out to help expose the truth. Although the promotion of the police officer in charge of the investigation is on the line and he needs her help to solve the case, he isn’t very enthusiastic about her involvement. However, when she exposes dark secrets from the dead man’s past that shed new light and complicate the investigation, he is forced to cooperate with her, primarily because he is afraid that her involvement in the case has put her life is in danger.

The twists and turns of the investigation also reveal a mysterious embezzlement case and anepic love story that weaves through three wars. The truth, when it finally comes to light, reveals that every piece of information and visible evidence hides a harsh and more complex reality.

Real World Stories

The writer sets her stories in the real world, where the smells, tastes and feelings are known and accessible to the reader. These make the book enjoyable, thrilling, and allow the reader to connect with the characters.

Mystery, Romance, Politics and Intrigue

If you fancy a mystery which combines romance, politics and intrigue, you have found it in this book.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Almost Perfect.

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Touch A Dark Wolf, by Jennifer St. Giles, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based 42 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Jennifer St. Giles begins a dazzling new series that takes you into a world of seductive shape shifters and mystical beings, and into the hearts of a band of heroic warriors known as The Shadowmen. . . .

Yesterday, Erin Morgan worked for a pioneering Manhattan medical center. Today, she’s on the run, witness to a chilling conspiracy. Fleeing for her life in the Tennessee mountains, she is run off the road by a mysterious beast . . . and things only get stranger when she wakes the next day to find a naked Adonis sprawled on the hood of her car.

For centuries, Jared has been a shape shifter, sworn to protect mortals like Erin. But in saving her, Jared has damned himself, for the poison from his battle wound stirs a terrible blood lust. Determined to protect Erin, Jared stays by her side and discovers a sensual rapture beyond imagining . . . and a love that can change his fate. But can Jared overcome his savage thirst and protect Erin from the beast within?

Click here to pick up your free copy of Touch A Dark Wolf.

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Tuesday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Touched by Love, a new twelve-book box set collection by Shelly Crane, Rebecca Ethington, Karen Lynch, Christie Anderson, Dean Murray, Ednah Walters, Melissa Haag, Nikki Jefford, Erica Stevens, Ashley Stoyanoff, Melissa Wright and Desni Dantone, has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Young Adult Romance / Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The perfect mix of romance and suspense, with a generous helping of magic, vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters!

Touched by Love: Twelve unforgettable tales by some of today’s best young adult paranormal romance authors.

Over 3,000 pages of YA Romance and Teen Urban Fantasy to keep you breathless, sleepless and wanting more.

These books have collectively received more than 30,000 5-Star ratings & reviews.

Significance by Shelly Crane
Saving Caleb’s life instantly changes Maggie’s life. They are meant to be soul mates, but powerful forces are determined to keep the two of them apart.

Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington
The scar on Joclyn’s neck marks her as different in ways she doesn’t understand. When her best friend Ryland sees it for the first time, things between them change forever and she realizes that she might lose the one thing she’s always wanted.

Relentless by Karen Lynch
Sara’s powerful gift forces her to live a double life as she searches for answers about her father’s death. Her separate worlds collide as a sadistic vampire sets his sights on her. Can Nikolas protect her from her new enemies?

Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson
California teen Sadie James is saved by a mysterious boy with crystal green eyes, a boy who refuses to tell her his name. Her pursuit of the boy drags her into a world of dangerous secret agents that she never knew existed.

Broken by Dean Murray
Adri Paige’s move into a new town lands her squarely in the middle of a war. Adri will be forced to choose between Brandon and Alec. One wants her dead, the other is trying to save her. Even more worrisome, neither boy is human.

Runes by Ednah Walters
Raine’s attraction to Torin St. James was distracting even before he saves her life. By healing Raine, Torin changes something deep inside of her. Now Raine and her friends are in danger—she’ll have to choose sides and the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

Hope(less) by Melissa Haag
Gabby just wanted to escape to college. She didn’t count on being dragged into a hidden society where fur is optional or on Clay following her back to college. Can the two of them work together to get answers to their questions?

Entangled by Nikki Jefford
Unexpected events leave teenage witch Graylee Perez stuck sharing her sister’s body. Graylee will have to solve the mystery of her death in what little time she has left. The real question is whether warlock Raj McKenna will help or hinder her in those efforts.

Kindred by Erica Stevens
One of the last in a long line of vampire slayers called Hunters, Cassie chafes against the expectations of the other Hunters. Darkly handsome Devon seems like exactly the distraction she needs—if only he didn’t have dangerous secrets of his own.

Deadly Crush by Ashley Stoyanoff
Jade Shaw wants nothing more than to steer clear of the local werewolf pack. Inexplicably drawn to newcomer Aidan Collins, she attempts to keep him out of the pack’s grasp. Unfortunately, Aidan’s ties to the pack are deeper than she can imagine and competing for his attention sucks her into a dangerous game.

Ignited by Desni Dantone
Kris Young is on the run from forces she doesn’t understand. Her only hope of salvation is Nathan, the mysterious figure that has saved her life four times in the last fourteen years. Nathan will introduce her to a world where nothing is as it seems, a world where not even their hearts are safe.

Bound by Prophecy by Melissa Wright
Aern’s only job: protecting the chosen, the key to an important prophecy. A slim brunette in borrowed jeans should be the least of his problems, but there’s something about Emily he just can’t put to rights. The fact that she’s the chosen’s sister just makes things all the more complicated.

Language: None to Moderate
Violence: Mild to Moderate
Sexual Content: Low to None (Sweet Romance)

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The Human Forged, by Anthony J. Melchiorri, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 25 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In an escape from the tethers of modern technology, former Army Specialist Nick Corrigan ventures into an underground rave in an abandoned Estonian prison. There, he is abducted by an unidentified paramilitary organization and cut off from the rest of the world, including his fiancée. He unwittingly becomes embroiled in a biotechnological nightmare and embarks on a dangerous adventure to return home. The only person that might be able to help him is a man Nick never knew existed—his clone.

Back in Washington, CIA analyst Sara Monahan makes a startling discovery while tracking the use of biological weapons in an ongoing war in Africa. She races to uncover a global conspiracy that may shake the very essence of what it means to be human.

THE HUMAN FORGED is a thought-provoking thriller packed with pulse-racing action, global medical conspiracies, and scientific intrigue. It raises frightening questions about a future that may be just around the corner.

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Death Before Facebook, by Julie Smith, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 66 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Death Before Facebook, formerly entitled New Orleans Beat, is the FOURTH book in the Edgar Award-winning Skip Langdon series by Julie Smith.

MURDER MOST VIRAL!

It’s a chilly November in 1994, and thirty-one-year-old Geoff Kavanagh surreptitiously splits his time between science fiction novels and cyberspace in his parents’ dilapidated, overgrown, uptown New Orleans mansion. Until his mother finds him dead from a suspicious fall off a ladder. Maybe he should never have posted about seeing his father murdered … because way too many people on the TOWN, a pre-Facebook virtual community, knew things about his family he didn’t even suspect. Decades-old skeletons start falling out of closets after Geoff’s untimely death, thanks to New Orleans Detective Skip Langdon. Langdon finds Geoff’s gorgeous mom strangely uninterested in her son’s fatal fall, but Mom’s apparently the only one. It seems the post has gone viral. Suddenly all the TOWNSpeople have theories—and ambition as cyberdetectives. What’s a murderer to do but kill his way out?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/m9jv9d into your web browser to pick up your copy of Death Before Facebook.

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The Overending, by Rick Johnson, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews.

Category: Children and Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

VOLUME TWO in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series.

For untold ages, the Granite Hulks at Tilk Duraow have been the impregnable center of the High One’s slaving system. Overpowering. Impenetrable. Final. The point from which there is no return. But now, fifteen-year-old Helga’s revolution—one she hardly expected to begin—is way bigger than she ever dreamed. Tilk Duraow itself is in danger. Unexpectedly finding common cause with a troupe of oddball characters, Helga and old comrades are reunited in a chain of events that portends the Overending. Now even the High One himself is no longer safe. The Overending opens a crack…

Rick Johnson’s slightly skewed reality brings readers another mind-bending, genre-busting adventure. Fantastic and quirky, exhilarating and addicting, this entertaining adventure takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end. Ridiculous, but deadly serious. Hits you hard in the funnies, while turning your mind inside out.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/overending into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Overending.

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Reckless Rescue, by Rinelle Grey, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 31 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Stranded on the dying planet of Zerris, Marlee longs for the one thing she can’t have…a family. Due to the noxious gas covering the planet, she can’t conceive a child, and the Council, determined to repopulate the planet, have ended her third—and most precious—relationship. They insist she pick a new mate and try again, but she’s sworn off love and the possibility of ever having a real family.

When a ship from the thriving planet of Urslat crashes on Zerris, Marlee rescues the ship’s daring captain, Tyris. His ship is grounded, winter is setting in, and he won’t survive without help. She offers him a deal…he can live with her if he pretends to be her mate so the Council will leave her alone.

Tyris agrees and a hungry desire sparks between them as they battle the harsh winter and primitive conditions. Their attraction grows, and soon, keeping their distance becomes impossible, even more challenging than the snow, the Council, and, for Marlee, the risks of a real relationship.

Will she risk her heart one last time for a chance at her dream? Or will Tyris be her undoing?

Click here to pick up your free copy of Reckless Rescue.

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Appaloosa Summer, by Tudor Robins, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based 21 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult / Contemporary Romance / Coming-of-Age

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Sixteen-year-old Meg Traherne has never known loss. Until the beautiful, talented horse she trained herself, drops dead underneath her in the show ring.

Jared Strickland has been living with loss ever since his father died in a tragic farming accident.

Meg escapes from her grief by changing everything about her life; moving away from home to spend her summer living on an island in the St. Lawrence River, scrubbing toilets and waiting on guests at a B&B.

Once there, she meets Jared; doing his best to keep anything else in his life from changing.

When Jared offers Meg a scruffy appaloosa mare out of a friend’s back field, it’s the beginning of a journey that will change both of them by summer’s end.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Appaloosa Summer.
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Secondhand Smoke, by Patty Friedmann, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

JERUSHA’S POISON…

…to just about everyone–particularly her adult children. Fortunately, poison is the very superfood of the satirist. Patty Friedmann, the reigning queen of black comedy, hits one out of the park with her family straight out of Tolstoy–unhappy in its own way, a uniquely twisted Southern way.

Meet the Baileys. Born and bred in a working class New Orleans neighborhood, Zib and Wilson think the thick cloud of cigarette smoke enveloping their mother is what probably killed their father. Certainly the toxicity of Jerusha’s dark, cynical attitudes has driven her children far from the nest. Wilson has escaped to Chicago, married a woman who hates him, converted to Judaism, and become a decorated professor of Organic Evolution. Zib, almost forty, has made it only as far as the Florida Panhandle, where she’s an assistant manager at the local Winn-Dixie, doomed to fending off a sleazy boss given to late night phone calls. Only one person, obviously as isolated as she is, shows Jerusha any affection: Dustin Puglia, chubby, wise, and fearless, a ten-year-old living next door with a poisonous mother of his own.

Although Wilson and Zib have forged independent lives away from their mother—as well as each other—their father’s death brings them back together for a darkly droll, yet heart-wrenching round of domestic insanity. Does it remind you of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY? Or THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS? Patty Friedmann got there first! And she’s just as funny and observant.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7h2tiq into your web browser to pick up your copy of Secondhand Smoke.

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Dogs Aren’t Men, by Bill Tiner, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 434 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Rebecca Miller is a gifted veterinarian with an extraordinary understanding of animal behavior. She is leading a fulfilling life as the owner and operator of the Animal Friends Veterinary Clinic. Ever since her 30th birthday, her mother has made it her mission to help Rebecca find a man, get married, and give her grandchildren. But Rebecca doesn’t see the need for a man in her life. She has her dog, Captain, and that’s all the companionship she needs. However, her world changes the day she literally runs into Derrick Peterson, a gorgeously handsome ER doctor.

Derrick’s experiences with women have taught him that they are vain, silly, and untrustworthy. He keeps his relationships with them brief and superficial. However, he finds himself being irresistibly drawn to Rebecca. She’s smart, witty, compassionate, and very different from the women he usually encounters. Will Rebecca be the one to break down the wall he’s spent a lifetime building around his heart?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/1175 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Dogs Aren’t Men.

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The Last Letter, by Kathleen Shoop, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 226 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Katherine wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t found the letter…

In the summer of 1905 Katherine Arthur’s mother arrives on her doorstep, dying, forcing her to relive a past she wanted to forget. When Katherine was young, the Arthur family had been affluent city dwellers until shame sent them running for the prairie, into the unknown. Taking her family, including young Katherine, to live off the land was the last thing Jeanie Arthur had wanted, but she would do her best to make a go of it. For Jeanie’s husband Frank it had been a world of opportunity. Dreaming, lazy Frank. But, it was a society of uncertainty–a domain of natural disasters, temptation, hatred, even death. 



Ten-year-old Katherine had loved her mother fiercely, put her trust in her completely, but when there was no other choice, and Jeanie resorted to extreme measures on the prairie to save her family, she tore Katherine’s world apart. Now, seventeen years later, and far from the homestead, Katherine has found the truth – she has discovered the last letter. After years of anger, can Katherine find it in her heart to understand why her mother made the decisions that changed them all? Can she forgive and finally begin to heal before it’s too late?

**Independent Publisher Awards**
2011 Gold Medal, Best Regional Fiction-Midwest

**National Indie Excellence Book Awards**
2011 Finalist Award-Historical Fiction
2011 Finalist Award-Regional Fiction

**USA Best Books 2011 Awards**
Winner, Fiction–Western
Finalist, Fiction–Historical
Finalist, Best New Fiction

**International Book Awards**
2011 Finalist Award-Historical Fiction
2011 Finalist Award-Best New Fiction

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ak3vgv into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Last Letter.

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Cursed, by J.R. Rain and Scott Nicholson, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just $1.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 29 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Albert Shipway is an ordinary guy who’s made an extraordinary mistake…a mistake that has left a family in ruins. Unfortunately for Albert, he picked the wrong family.

Now he thinks the past is forgotten and today is just another day, another lunch, another order of kung pao chicken. Little does he know that he’s about to meet a little old lady who knows his greatest fear. A little old lady who knows what’s hiding in his heart. A little old lady who dishes up a big stew of supernatural revenge.

In just a matter of minutes, Albert’s simple life is about to be turned upside down. Indeed, Albert is about to enter a world where magic and evil lurk just beneath the fabric of southern California, where all his past choices have brewed a perfect storm of broken hearts, broken promises, and shattered families…and he’s about to pay the ultimate price.

Unless he can start righting some wrongs…and fast.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ze6t16 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Cursed.

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First One Down, by R.J. Belle, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 57 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery / Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Do you ever wonder where the line is between dark and light? Do you believe the brightest light can be pulled into the depths of darkness? Do you believe that the blackest soul can find their way into the light?

It took Detective Paul Sutton exactly eleven days to know that retirement wasn’t going to work out for him. Eleven days to know that he could not put this last case, the only case of his career that he was unable to solve, down. Watching it grow cold and forgotten by everyone except himself and the deceased’s husband, Sutton fought hard against the urge to work it on his own. He thought he could let it go, but he was wrong, dead wrong. Now, back on the job as a Cold Case Detective, Sutton is given another chance to solve the case that has tormented him for almost two years.

Kali Hanson is dealing with her own special type of torment as she attempts to navigate a tangled web of deceit where the monsters wear masks of light and the darkness lurking inside a person is impossible to recognize from the outside. How does a girl who has everything going for her find herself in the middle of a deadly puzzle, forced to witness those she loves most commit acts of ultimate betrayal – a puzzle where boundaries blur and the difference between truth and lies is indiscernible?

Sutton is in a race against the clock to find a missing girl who may be the key. He will put it all on the line to make sure this monster doesn’t get the chance to kill again. Will he be too late, and is a physical death the only death one can suffer? Even if he saves her, will her life ever be the same?

Click here to pick up your free copy of First One Down.

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Skip, Hop. Dragon’s on Top!, by Margaret M. Curley, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based 11 customer reviews.

Category: Children’s Picture Book

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Animal Antics will get your kids laughing while preschoolers learn essential concepts and early readers gain confidence with rhyming sounds and sight words. The silly dragon just wants to play with his friends. Is he too big for these games? Watch the animals pile up as who is on top and bottom constantly changes, until Dragon decides he’s going to take a turn on top!

Click here to pick up your free copy of Skip, Hop. Dragon’s on Top!.

 
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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Sunday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Playing with Matches, by Lee Strauss and Elle Strauss, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 49 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Heinz Schultz’s word could send a man to prison. Though only a youth of fifteen, he was strong, tall, and blond. The boys in his Deutsches Jungvolk unit esteemed him and feared him.

And they wanted to be just like him.
Emil Radle wanted to be just like him.

A dedicated member of Hitler Youth, Emil was loyal to the Fuehrer before family, a champion for the cause and a fan of the famous Luftwaffe Air force.

Emil’s friends Moritz and Johann discover a shortwave radio and everything changes. Now they listen to the forbidden BBC broadcast of news reports that tell both sides. Now they know the truth.

The boys along with Johann’s sister Katharina, band together to write out the reports and covertly distribute flyers through their city. It’s an act of high treason that could have them arrested–or worse.

As the war progresses, so does Emil’s affection for Katharina. He’d do anything to have a normal life and to stay in Passau by her side. But when Germany’s losses become immense, even their greatest resistance can’t prevent the boys from being sent to the Eastern Front.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/playingmatches into your web browser to pick up your copy of Playing with Matches.

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Fade Route, by David Chill, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 110 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A local politician is murdered and there’s one obvious suspect. But everything seems too cut and dried for Burnside’s taste. While the police quickly pinpoint a likely culprit, Burnside — the former USC football star turned private eye — pushes forward into an investigation that reveals more and more possible suspects, all with their own motives. With little more to go on than his gut feeling, Burnside pokes at everything around him as he tries to untangle a web of deceit that threatens to take down an entire community.

The story is set on the outskirts of Los Angeles, in a seaside town that is both serenely gorgeous and brutally stark. It is a community that is home to the very rich and the very poor, a place that contains more than its share of wealth, sin, beauty and despair.

Fade Route is the second book in the Burnside series, a worthy follow up to David Chill’s acclaimed first novel, Post Pattern. A sharply crafted story, Fade Route combines all the elements of a classic murder mystery with biting humor and numerous plot twists. It is a page turner that will keep you guessing until the jaw dropping climax reveals an ending that is both surprising and satisfying.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/FADEROUTE into your web browser to pick up your copy of Fade Route.

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Dead Like Me, by Kelly Miller, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 74 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

On edge after a two-week mandatory leave, Homicide Detective Kate Springer is blindsided when she discovers she shares a link with Tampa’s newest murder victim. A troubled teen found strangled and dumped in a remote part of town. The bond between them threatens to expose Detective Springer’s past—a past she’s been hell bent on keeping secret. When the killer finally emerges from the shadows, Kate’s secrets aren’t the only thing on the line. So is her life.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/deadlikeme into your web browser to pick up your copy of Dead Like Me.

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Rise to Power, by Uvi Poznansky, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 50 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Here is the story of David as you have never heard it before: from the king himself, telling the unofficial version, the one he never allowed his court scribes to recount. In his mind, history is written to praise the victorious—but at the last stretch of his illustrious life, he feels an irresistible urge to tell the truth. In the first volume, Rise to Power, David gives you a fascinating account of his early years, culminating with a tribal coronation. Rooted in ancient lore, his is a surprisingly modern memoir.

In an era of cruelty, when destroying the enemy is deemed a sacred directive, the slayer of Goliath finds a way to become larger than life. His search for a path to power leads him in ways that are, at times, scandalous. Notorious for his contradictions, David is seen by others as a gifted court entertainer, a successful captain in Saul’s army, a cunning fugitive, a traitor leading a gang of felons, and a ruthless raider of neighboring towns who leaves no witnesses behind.

How does he see himself, during this first phase of his life? With his hands stained with blood, can he find an inner balance between conflicting drives: his ambition for the crown, his determination to survive the conflict with Saul, and his longing for purity, for a touch of the divine, as expressed so lyrically in his psalms and music?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/13slf9 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Rise to Power.

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Rose’Alynnia, by Robert Iannone, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews.

Category: Children’s Fantasy Adventure

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Egg and the Hameggattic Sisterhood is a girl-empowering fantasy adventure story for ages six through eleven. This edition contains the series prequel plus book 1- Flying Girl.

Rose’Alynnia (series prequel)

Nestled in the constellation Taurus, trillions of miles from Earth, is a group of stars called The Seven Sisters. One of them is Alcyone . . . home to the planet Aerianna. It is a unique world . . . populated with not one, but three, intelligent species – Humans, Dragons and Sea Serpents.

Under the benevolent rule of King M’earth, harmony, prosperity and tranquility are enjoyed by all his loyal subjects . . . be they creatures of the air, land or sea. Sadly, someone threatens the serenity of Aerianna. It is the King’s eldest daughter. The Princess Rose’Alynnia is beautiful, intelligent, resourceful and adventurous.

She is also a free spirit who simply refuses to abide by the rules.

Flying Girl (book 1)

Our story continues in Flying Girl when Egg (our heroine) is given a flying suit and three mysterious pieces of jewelry by her grandmother. Unbeknownst to either, with these gifts, a desperate plan, set in motion a thousand years before, begins its final chapter.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Rose’Alynnia.

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Aegis Rising, by S.S. Segran, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based 71 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult / Science Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Three Worlds Collide, Unlikely Heroes Arise.

Over a remote northern forest, a small plane carrying five teenage friends flies into a freak storm. Struck by lightning, the aircraft crashes and the passengers find themselves cast into a life-changing adventure.

In a hidden valley, a mysterious people gaze at the stormy sky as a glowing object with fiery wings disappears behind a mountain ridge. The astonishing sight reignites an ancient prophecy foretelling the arrival of five chosen ones destined to become bearers of light against a dark storm gathering on humanity’s horizon.

In a distant city, a secretive organization led by a shadowy figure initiates a sequence of cataclysmic events designed to wreak havoc across the planet, beginning with a remote mining site in northern Canada.

As the three worlds collide, unlikely heroes arise. Armed with powers entrusted to them by the ancient prophecy and the resilience of their life-long bond, the five teens take a stand against a malevolent foe.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Aegis Rising.

 

 

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your listing of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Saturday: for those books listed as being free in this post – while the pricing of the free status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to paid status at any time!

Dancing Naked in Dixie, by Lauren Clark, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 123 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired.

With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she’s offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage.

Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia’s story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/v7qyar into your web browser to pick up your copy of Dancing Naked in Dixie.

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Ziger The Tiger Never Gets Angry, by Robert Locke MBE, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews.

Category: Children and Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Help your kids discover ways of dealing with anger by reading a story about a tiger who is rather special. Ziger the tiger will captivate kids’ attention and at the same time help them to discover ways of managing their difficult moments. A delightful story set in an unlikely jungle which also has an octopus or two. There are also some modern accessories like smartphone apps which give the story a modern twist.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/zigertiger into your web browser to pick up your copy of Ziger The Tiger Never Gets Angry.

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Dreaming of a Father’s Love, by Sharon A. Lavy, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 44 customer reviews.

Category: Religious Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In the rich back drop of the farming cradle of the Ohio Valley, a peaceful lifestyle seems possible. Highly likely … at least on the surface. It’s 1973. And three young women want to discover their place in this male dominated world.

In spite of the economic slowdown Roberta “Birdie” Alexander is determined their family business will both survive and thrive. She’ll back up that promise with hard work, and Alexander’s foliage will become the standard for all of the Ohio Valley.

Because if she works long enough and hard enough, her father will love her as much as he loves her older brothers. But Birdie’s dad seems determined to marry her off.

In her Christian walk, Birdie approaches her relationship with her heavenly father in the same way.

How much will she risk … to hold onto her own will and secret sin of self-righteousness?

Will losing her job wake her up? Losing a lifelong friend? A brother? Or will it take losing the very presence of God?

Sara Brubaker, an only child, was two-years-old when an Old Order German Baptist couple adopted her. She’s become a beautiful woman, and works as secretary for Alexander’s Nursery and Greenhouse.

Now she’s torn between wanting to live in the normal world of fun and fashion, and joining the Dunkards to truly belong with her adoptive family. She loves the country living and the peaceful lifestyle. But the Anabaptist people dress so old fashioned. Does she really want to look … Amish?

Then she learns her parents have been keeping secrets. Sara’s dad side-steps her questions. Was the deception deliberate?

Irene West, Birdie’s lifelong Sunday school friend, misses having a father figure around … where is he anyway? She’s become very boy crazy, which causes Birdie to struggle with the friendship and Irene to struggle with life.

Birdie thinks it’s her job to shame Irene into acting more like a Christian. Will Birdie overcome her self-righteous nature before it’s too late … for Irene?
The three struggle to find their true identity, dreams, and paths in Christ. Can they forgive their fathers and find the courage to grab hold of a new dream?

*Inspirational Fiction at its finest, Dreaming of A Father’s Love includes bonus reader group questions.

Dreaming of a Father’s Love, is written for a woman’s encouragement that her opinions are worthwhile. Her dreams are worthwhile. She is worthwhile, and worthy of love.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/8k3yso into your web browser to pick up your copy of Dreaming of a Father’s Love.

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Russian Hill, by Ty Hutchinson, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 49 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In the first book of the thrilling Chasing Chinatown trilogy, a killer is loose in San Francisco, and he’s collecting body parts.

SFPD has no witnesses and no suspects, but FBI Agent Abby Kane believes a dead hiker found ten miles north of the city is the key to solving those crimes.

The detective involved with the case thinks Abby might be chasing a ghost down a rabbit hole, but the more Abby digs, the more she begins to think the killer is playing an elaborate game and there’s an audience cheering him on.

In order to catch him, she must do the unthinkable: join the game.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/pbkska into your web browser to pick up your copy of Russian Hill.

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NanoStrike, by Pete Barber, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 185 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

**** 2013 Indie Book Awards Finalist ****

Terrorists attack a London Underground train, slaughtering two-hundred innocents in seconds with a nanoweapon small enough to hide in a hint of perfume.
First responder, Detective Chief Inspector Quinnborne, defies orders and hunts for the weapon’s unhinged genius creator. The authorities label Quinnborne a traitor, but when the nanotechnology spirals out of control, his grit and bloody-minded determination become humankind’s last thin hope of survival faced with a weapon of mass destruction that can be deployed at will and against which there is no defense.

Click here to pick up your copy of NanoStrike.

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Mercenary Instinct, by Ruby Lionsdrake, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 84 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction / Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Skulking around in the ruins on a planet swarming with treasure hunters, slavers, and bounty hunters isn’t good for one’s health. But Ankari Markovich needs a few archaeological samples for her latest business venture, a venture that might prove lucrative enough to move her family off the impoverished planet where she grew up. Unfortunately, she has no sooner collected her samples than she’s captured by a band of brawny mercenaries. The captain might be handsome, but he’s intent on turning her over to some finance lord who has, for reasons unknown, put a bounty on her head, a ridiculously large one at that. If she can’t figure out a way to escape before she’s delivered to the lord’s home world, she could be forced into a life of indentured servitude—or worse.

Captain Viktor Mandrake doesn’t usually take on piddling bounty hunting gigs, but when his intelligence officer informs him of a criminal on a nearby planet, he decides it wouldn’t hurt to take a shuttle down to collect the woman. But Ankari Markovich is trouble from the start, nearly eluding his elite forces, then fighting and tricking his people left and right. He finds himself admiring her spirit, but according to her warrant, she’s a criminal. The safest thing is to keep her in the brig and ignore her until she can be handed off to the man who wants her.

But the situation grows more complicated when other bounty hunters show up, wanting to claim Ankari for themselves. Thanks to this woman, Viktor’s ship is in danger, his crew members are going missing, and he’s fighting enemies he never asked for in a jungle in the middle of a hurricane. He’s either going to strangle Ankari… or fall in love. Either scenario could get him killed.

Click here to pick up your copy of Mercenary Instinct.

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The Boy Who Lit Up the Sky, by J. Naomi Ay, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based 47 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction / Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Lydia Kalila, the Princess Royal of Mishnah, is forced into marriage with the son of her country’s mortal enemy for the sole purpose of producing an heir. Duty comes before personal choice for a princess, especially when her country has been at war for more than a thousand years. Lydia’s pregnancy removes her brother and new husband from their respective lines of succession, placing her yet unborn infant at the head of both queues. No one is happy about this, especially Lydia who dies during childbirth from wounds caused by the talon-like toenails of her very strange newborn son.

Grief stricken at the loss of his daughter, the Mishnese King hastily sends Senya, his infant grandson off to a decrepit inner city orphanage with the intent to retrieve him much later when things got sorted out. At the orphanage, Senya is protected by the invalid Sister Meri who instantly falls in love with the little fellow. She’s not bothered at all by his strange telekinetic and telepathic powers, flickering pupil-less silver eyes, or wicked clawed toenails. The House Father takes a shine to the lad too, and when Senya is six years old, he is summoned to the Father’s chamber. The Father ends up in flames, forcing Meri and Senya out into a snow storm running for their lives.

Thus begins the tale of Senya, a prince created to be king of a planet but tossed aside until his twelfth birthday when Lt. Taner, a Royal Guard detective is sent to retrieve him. It is unclear to all whether Senya is the product of something good or something evil, but in either case, it is very apparent that he is something more than just Lydia Kalila’s son.

*** Note to readers- This title contains graphic language, sexual situations and some violence. It is not intended for children or young teens.

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New Releases on Kindle

Included in this post are several relatively new Kindle book releases by independent authors in a variety of genres. Many of these authors have been featured on the blog before and can tell a good tale that will entertain you for hours. Each of the books have been significantly discounted in connection with this promotion, and I’m certain you will find something to enjoy in the offerings below.

Ghosts of Manitowish Waters, by G.M. Moore, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Young Adult

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarterfinalist.

A secret sect, an Indian curse, and a bad boy–it’s a mix fifteen-year-old Tess O’Brien can’t seem to resist.

G.M. Moore’s Ghosts of Manitowish Waters is a coming of age story about finding your own path and following it. It’s a lesson in knowing when to obey your parents and when to have the courage to defy them.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/manitowish into your web browser to pick up your copy of Ghosts of Manitowish Waters.

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The Takeover, by Jonathan Dunne, is regularly $6.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Dublin’s underworld is run by the Doherty family, a clan of brothers harder than the Rock of Cashel and darker than a pint of Guinness. The head of the clan, Malcolm Doherty, has infiltrated all levels of public office and rules the city’s criminal landscape without mercy or compassion. Gerald O’Brien is the incorruptible cop on the Dohertys’ trail, obsessive and indefatigable, yet unable to bring them down. Nathan Corbally is a neglected and abused youngster. Raised by a monstrous father, Nathan steals to survive. When he steals a piece of clothing belonging to the Dohertys, he sets of a chain of events that will pit him against the rulers of Ireland’s underworld.

Three lives, steeped in violence, are about to clash in a violent grab for absolute power.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/h0qghc into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Takeover.

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Dragon Knight: and the Heart’s Blood Curse, by Diane Rapp, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

While sleeping off a large meal, Dragon is rudely awakened by a foul-tempered witch named Bellatrix. Hysterical about the murder of her daughter, a maiden who popped into his cavern as Dragon’s meal, she performs an irrational act. Bellatrix uses the Heart’s Blood Curse to transform Dragon into a knight.

Dragon had pleaded his case, tried to tell the witch that the girl was already dead when she arrived, but the blasted witch wouldn’t listen to reason. It wasn’t his fault that he devoured the maiden. He was merely behaving like a dragon, after all, maiden is his favorite meal. You can’t expect a hungry dragon to ignore the delicate flavor and tender flesh of such an offering.

To reverse the horrid Heart’s Blood Curse, Dragon is forced on a quest he knows little about. He must journey by foot to Castle Trelfor and perform a brave deed for the castle’s young sorceress. Once the task is complete, the witch will grant him one spell, and he can become a magnificent dragon once again.

During the treacherous journey, Dragon learns lessons about friendship and valor, facing down giant spiders, zombies, vampires, ghosts, and harpies. Will Dragon be able to save the magical realm from the diabolical plot of a powerful demon? The futures of the mundane world and his magical realm hang in the balance. The Dragon Knight must win the day.

This book includes two bonus short stories. These two futuristic animal tales will tantalize readers and hopefully make them want more.

The first story, Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright, takes place sometime in the future. It is set in a wildlife sanctuary that was established by the government in the defunct state of Florida. A wildlife ranger is called to hunt down a killer tiger, but he finds that he must unravel the mystery behind the deaths of several park squatters. These hardy people refused to be evacuated from the dangers of Florida when the government tried to make them leave their homes. Why would people prefer to live in primitive conditions and risk becoming prey to a lethal tiger?

The second short story, Tracking the Enemy, Sasha’s Story, gives readers a follow-up account of the she-wolf, Sasha, and her German Shepherd mate, Maverick. These two animals played key roles in the mystery/sci-fi novel The Alphas. We learn more about the pack as Sasha follows the cruel dog trainer, Sam Woodruff, to rescue her mate. This clever wolf will win your heart as she strives to defeat a brutal man in a deadly game of tracking the enemy. Can she escape from a man who has the resources to track her down or turn the tables on him?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dragonknight into your web browser to pick up your copy of Dragon Knight: and the Heart’s Blood Curse.

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Italian Christmas Proposal, by Helen Scott Taylor, is just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Travel to Italy this Christmas and fall in love…

First in a Christmas trilogy set in Naples and the Amalfi coast

Desperate to forget her controlling ex fiancé and have a fresh start, Claire goes to Italy to write about how the Italians celebrate Christmas. Leo has his own troubled past to overcome, but when he rescues Claire from the rain and takes her home to meet his daughter, the magical Italian Christmas offers them both a second chance at happiness.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ka68dr into your web browser to pick up your copy of Italian Christmas Proposal.

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Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds, by Dale Kutzera, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Children and Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Andy McBean is struggling to survive middle school in the soggy hills of the Pacific Northwest. He’s messy, fearful of bullies, and spent much of the last year battling leukemia.

Then one night a meteor storm devastates the county, cutting off power and communications. One giant boulder crashes into his neighborhood, skidding up the street to stop right on Andy’s front lawn. The glowing meteor draws the attention of neighbors, the media, the army, and even the new girl from Andy’s art class. He is thrilled at the notoriety, but everything changes when the meteor opens and a towering machine steps out.

Separated from his family, Andy must fend for himself and rescue his friends. Join the adventure as Andy meets an alien, learns what they want on planet earth, and devises a bold plan to stop them.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/andymcbean into your web browser to pick up your copy of Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds.

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The Wedding Promise, by Melinda Curtis, is regularly $1.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

They used to call her the Bon-Bon Heiress. As one of Bon-Bon Chocolates heiresses, Tiffany Bonander grew up in New York with a silver spoon, a heart of gold, and a lifelong supply of sweets. But now her life is falling apart. Recent changes in cocoa supply from Ecuador are threatening the quality of the family’s chocolate and sales are down. Add to that Tiff’s penchant for falling in love quickly and breaking engagements at the last minute…Now they call her the Bon-Voyage Bride.

Jackson Hardaway is trekking through the Andes in Ecuador as a tribute to a fallen comrade. He didn’t expect to meet a beautiful damsel in distress and her three fairy godmothers…er, trio of meddlesome nuns…on his journey. But everything in Ecuador is bigger – the trees, the snakes, the attraction. Is this love? Or just another case made to label Tiff a Runaway Bride? Find out in The Wedding Promise by Melinda Curtis.

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Friday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Breaching The Billionaire, by Ruth Cardello, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 155 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Alethea is at a crossroad. For as long as she could remember, it was her and her best friend, Lil, against the world. Now that Lil has met Prince “I have my own helicopter” Charming and reconnected with her family, Alethea is on the outside looking in, justifying who she’s always been to people who have never understood her. When she uncovers a looming threat to Lil’s family, she’s determined to save them, even after they tell her not to get involved and assign their best man to stop her.

Marc Stone has been watching Alethea ever since she waltzed through his security system and right into his late night fantasies. As a decorated Marine, he’s seen war, but nothing could prepare him for this wild redhead. Strong. Beautiful. Flawed, and fiercely protective. Hard to love, and impossible to deny.

If she’ll stop fighting him long enough, he’ll show her just how perfect they are for each other. That is, if she doesn’t get them both killed first.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/breaching into your web browser to pick up your copy of Breaching The Billionaire.

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Angeli: The Pirate, the Angel & the Irishman, by Amy Vansant, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 60 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Once a legendary pirate, Anne Bonny is a Sentinel, a soldier for mankind’s mysterious guardians, the Angeli. Anne will live 1000 years, but in return, she must hunt & neutralize Perfidia, corrupted Angeli who drain human energy to survive. Together with her fellow Sentinel, Con, and Arch Angeli Michael, Anne must face an added threat; a new breed of Perfidia possessed of untold power.

Monsters are only half Anne’s troubles; her stormy love life would make Blackbeard pack up ship and move to Kansas. After losing his corporeal body in battle, Anne’s former lover, Con Carey, visits her by possessing the bodies of humans, often with embarrassing results. In the meantime, Anne’s complicated romance with the aloof Arch Angeli Michael has intensified, but is their love spawned by the magnetic attraction of their powers? Or something deeper?

Can this unusual love triangle work together to protect the world from the cosmic horrors sworn to destroy it?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/angeli into your web browser to pick up your copy of Angeli: The Pirate, the Angel & the Irishman.

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Leo SuperHero – A Sunday Morning Adventure, by TheBrothers, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 53 customer reviews.

Category: Children and Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A great adventure children’s ebook : Leo’s Sunday Adventure begins early one Sunday morning when everybody is asleep. His cat, Milkshake, wakes him up and leads him to the kitchen where he finds something special. This is the beginning of Leo and Milkshake’s short adventure in the house and the back yard. This is a wonderful story for children.

The story teaches children the importance of patience and love of others (they will meet a cat that does not always chase mice) and they will learn how Leo improvises, creatively using objects that he has learnt about.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/leosuperhero into your web browser to pick up your copy of Leo SuperHero – A Sunday Morning Adventure.

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Santa Maybe, by Dan Alatorre, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews.

Category: Humor

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A routine trip to the store creates a golden opportunity for a loving father to bestow a terrific Christmas memory on his three year old daughter. Filled with humor and love, this story will have you laughing and turning the pages to see if the stranger with the red shirt and white beard is… Santa Maybe?

Topics in this book include: Christmas, preschool, humor, fantasy, detective, magic of Christmas, comedy, shopping, parenting, fatherhood.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/santamaybe into your web browser to pick up your copy of Santa Maybe.

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Tougher than the Rest, by Shirleen Davies, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 186 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A passionate, fast-paced story set in the untamed western frontier by an exciting new voice in historical romance.

Niall MacLaren is the oldest of four brothers, and the undisputed leader of the family. A widower, and single father, he is focused on building the MacLaren ranch into the largest and most successful in northern Arizona. He is serious about two things—his responsibility to the family and his future marriage to a goal of a wealthy, well-connected widow who will secure his place in the territory’s destiny
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Katherine is determined to live the life she’s dreamed about. With a job waiting for her in the growing town of Los Angeles, California, the young teacher from Philadelphia begins a journey across the United States with only a couple of trunks and her spinster companion. Life is perfect for this adventurous, beautiful young woman, until an accident throws her into the arms of the one man who can destroy it all.

Fighting his growing attraction and strong desire for the beautiful stranger, Niall is more determined than ever to push emotions aside to focus on his goals of wealth and political gain. But looking into the clear, blue eyes of the woman who could ruin everything, Niall discovers he will have to harden his heart and be tougher than he’s ever been in his life…Tougher than the Rest.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Tougher than the Rest.

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To Light The Dragon’s Fire, by Margaret Taylor, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based 120 customer reviews.

Category: Fairy Tale

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Independent and feisty Terra Heegan is on the verge of sacrificing everything to save her family’s struggling trucking company. But, she wants one last hoorah before settling into a loveless marriage. With her sister, Lanni, Terra takes a trip into the Mountains of Wyoming to explore one of the few places left on Earth where adrenaline and wit are the only things that can keep her out of trouble…

Dragon King, Draven Taraxus, never wanted the crown. Born to a dying breed of Rulers, Draven has sat on the throne for the last 100 years, thanks to his father’s impeachment. Boredom and stagnation have left his kingdom, and his heart, ripe for the picking by a power hungry evil that has spent the same amount of time plotting and scheming to take over.

Everything is in place. The pieces have all been set and all Evil needs is one last ingredient to rule everything. The love of a human with fire-red hair and silvery eyes that will…Light The Dragon’s Fire

Click here to pick up your free copy of To Light The Dragon’s Fire.

 

 

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