More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your next 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!

Reality, by Dani Hart, 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 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 77 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult Urban Fantasy

 

 

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

To be extraordinary was a fate Arie Belle had never imagined. She was comfortable living the simple life on a meadow protected by towering trees just outside of town. Her days were filled with naïve pleasures and promising love until the unexpected and mysterious death of her mom. Instantly, her world became dark and, at times, hopeless. Her only saving grace was her lifetime friendship with the boy next door, River, who was relentless in picking up the pieces of her broken future.

Years of numbness were lifted when a beautiful stranger, Ashe, entered her world and took her soul to places it had never been, across realities trapped in the worlds of fairytales. Would he be her savior, or would she find the strength within to be her own?

Her journey begins on her eighteenth birthday and quickly unravels what she is and who killed her mother. Her uncanny connection with nature and heightened sensations are just one of many secrets that unfold along the way. Will she find answers before the next full moon where her death is painted in the fate of the stars? Will she accept a scripted destiny or let the dark side of life suck her in?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/31tuph into your web browser to pick up your copy of Reality.

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Jack Knifed, by Christopher Greyson, 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 162 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

“Why do I keep doing this…thinking about her? It was so long ago, but I can’t get what happened out of my head. I shouldn’t let any of that junk define me, but I still do. I’m driving in circles, caught in some loop that I can’t break out of. I want to know why she abandoned me… but some things, I guess, I’ll never know…”

Handsome Police Officer Jack Stratton is the “hometown hero cop with a heart of gold.” Constant nightmares have forced him to seek answers about his rough childhood, and the dark secrets that lay hidden there. With Replacement by his side, Jack travels to Hope Falls to solve a murder that occurred before he was born.

Everyone in the small town remembers the unsolved murder of Steven Ritter, but after 27 years, no one thought that someone would look into it – They don’t know Jack.

A heart-rending mystery – thriller about lost love, betrayal, and murder, Jack Knifed will keep you on the edge of your seat. This stand-alone novel features rogue hero Jack Stratton. Look for other books in the Jack Stratton Collection including Girl Jacked, Jack Knifed, Jacks are Wild, and now Jack and the Giant Killer. They can be read in any order; however, they are best experienced in sequence.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/jdpy0j into your web browser to pick up your copy of Jack Knifed.

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The Vow, by Georgia Fallon, 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 80 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

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

A young woman disillusioned by love. A powerful and ruthless man haunted by the past. Neither entirely what they seem to be.

Family and friends with their own agendas. Manipulation, deception and betrayal.

A vindictive journalist, a beautiful brothel-keeper and a formidable henchman. Bribery, blackmail and intimidation.

During a long hot summer their lives intertwine and many change forever. There are winners. There are losers.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/sj2xe1 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Vow.

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Ginger the Gangster Cat, by Frank Kusy, is regularly $3.18 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 37 customer reviews.

Category: Children and Middle Grade

 

 

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

Ginger returns from the dead – to carry out the most cunning cat crime of the century. In Barcelona.

Ginger is not a happy cat.
He’s fat, he’s ugly, and he’s getting old.
He also lives in Surrey.

But Ginger’s days of mediocrity are over. His lifetime dream – his consuming cat-crime passion – is to go to Barcelona and score a whole lorry-load of tapas specialities from Tesco’s supermarket.

And when he meets poor little woebegone Sparky – the cutest cat in the universe – he sees his chance. “Nobody gives me nuffink!” has been his complaint, but Sparky is “luck on a stick” and Ginger does everything possible (including catching his mice) to gain his trust.

Sparky however is hopelessly attached to his litter tray. He does not want to go to Barcelona. He is happy right where he is, surrounded by eccentric Indian neighbours, scary Australian vets, dogs with no mouthwash, and amorous local tom-cats.

Ginger has a date with destiny. After 150 years, and who knows how many of his nine lives gone, he is going to meet the 16 gangster cats who ruined his last one. And he’s out for revenge.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/gangstercat into your web browser to pick up your copy of Ginger the Gangster Cat.

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Twins of Prey, by W.C. Hoffman, 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 36 customer reviews.

Category: Action Adventure

 

 

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

Orphaned twin boys are raised by a woodsman they call “Uncle,” away from the society he bitterly left years ago. Trained in the arts of the woodsman, they became the ultimate hunting, fishing, surviving and killing forces that Uncle had designed them to be.

However, Uncle knew he was leaving this world and that the twins would be okay with the world. What Uncle could have never known was if the world would be okay with the twins.

When changing lives is not an option, the twins must begin to take lives. Enjoy this fast paced, thrilling outdoors adventure novel as the Twins battle against the society that wants to end their woodland way of life.

Twins of Prey is W.C. Hoffman’s first novel in the Twins of Prey series.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Twins of Prey.

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The Sorcery Code, by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based 178 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

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

Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest is unlike anything he could’ve ever imagined – because, instead of an object, he creates Her.

She is Gala, and she is anything but inanimate. Born in the Spell Realm, she is beautiful and highly intelligent – and nobody knows what she’s capable of. She will do anything to experience the world . . . even leave the man she is beginning to fall for.

Augusta, a powerful sorceress and Blaise’s former fiancée, sees Blaise’s deed as the ultimate hubris and Gala as an abomination that must be destroyed. In her quest to save the human race, Augusta will forge new alliances, becoming tangled in a web of intrigue that stretches further than any of them suspect. She may even have to turn to her new lover Barson, a ruthless warrior who might have an agenda of his own . . .

Click here to pick up your free copy of The Sorcery Code.

 

 

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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!

Pilate’s Cross, by J. Alexander Greenwood, 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 22 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

Inspired by a true story, Pilate’s Cross follows John Pilate, his sardonic imaginary pal Simon and lovely new friend Kate as they investigate the cold case mystery of a murdered college president. In too deep to wash his hands of the mystery, Pilate risks his life to uncover the truth of what happened in 1963 and why it’s just as deadly today.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/pilatescross into your web browser to pick up your copy of Pilate’s Cross.

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War Party, by J. Drew Brumbaugh, 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 10 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense

 

 

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

In a world where dreams are belittled and apathy has become a staple, War Party proves that one unlikely hero can still make a difference. Tommy Galiwee, a native-American teen, wants desperately to be a warrior despite having been taught that Indian warriors no longer exist. Criticized and harassed by his father and tribal elders, Tommy sets out to prove he is much more than an idle dreamer.

Driven by a mysterious vision and seeking to fulfill his dream, Tommy will lead a group of rag-tag friends on an adventure they will never forget; an adventure that will find them pitted against a group of well-funded modern day terrorists determined to seize and destroy the tiny town of Finkle Creek just outside the boys’ reservation. In War Party this one young man will find the inner strength to follow his vision, to do the right thing and prove that true Indian spirit and courage still exists.

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

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Deadly Crossing, by R.E. McDermott, is regularly $5.95 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 76 customer reviews.

Category: Action and Adventure

 

 

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

TERROR IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY!

A phone call. A common enough event, sometimes welcome, sometimes annoying, but seldom life changing. Or so we assume. But assumptions are dangerous things, and the reality is we all live one phone call away from disaster. One cheerful ring away from news of a tragic accident. One muted buzz from learning a lifetime of memories have disappeared in a raging house fire.

And so it is for Tom Dugan, rolling though the London night, the woman he loves in the taxi beside him. Life is good by any measure — until his phone rings, alerting him to the arrival of two old Russian friends with a very big problem.

Dugan’s attempts to help his friends rescue an innocent girl from the Russian mob plunge him into a world he’d scarcely imagined, endangering him and everyone he holds dear. A world of modern day slavery and unspeakable cruelty, from which no one will escape, unless Dugan can weather a Deadly Crossing.

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

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Written On Her Heart, by Paige Rion, is regularly $4.97 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 18 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

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

Andi Callaway has dreamed of becoming a published author her entire life.

Ford Delaney has always wanted nothing more than to escape his past.

An opportunity of a lifetime. This is what Andi finds when she returns home to Callaway Cove on summer break. A chance to work for her literary idol Ford Delaney is up for grabs, and she’s willing to risk everything—her boyfriend, her best friends, and her education—to get it.

She’s positive this will be the key to reaching her dreams. But the moment she begins working for the reclusive author, Andi realizes there’s more to him than just a name. As attraction builds between Andi and Ford, she begins to discover consequences must come hand-in-hand with something great—which could loosen control over her tightly wound life. And once romantic sparks fly, Andi’s other relationships start to crumble, Ford’s fame comes back to haunt him, and the heat they generate will either forge a powerful, enduring love or threaten everything she holds dear.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/wittenheart into your web browser to pick up your copy of Written On Her Heart.

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Stretching the Borders, by Yael Shachnav, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based 21 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction

 

 

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

Sometime reality is beyond all imagination

When you play the game, stretching the borders, you can get lost and forget the rules.

Naomi leads a so-called peaceful life. She lives in a lovely apartment in the center of Tel Aviv with her loving, supporting husband and their two teenage children, works for a daily newspaper, and in her free time concentrates on art. But all this isn’t enough when her entire world is turned upside down one evening after which she’s drawn into a maelstrom of emotions and urges, lies and enigmas. Secrets from the past surface and merge with new ones, and Naomi discovers she’s living a complex life with parallels in several worlds: the people closest to her are also hiding from her their secrets and abusing her trust.

Forgiveness, absolution, and feelings of guilt

Stretching the Borders raises questions about the essence of forgiveness, absolution, and feelings of guilt, as they face secrets and lies, some less white than others. The threads wrap around each other in a conflict solved only through a process of an agonizing journey, which doesn’t always achieve its desired comfort.

Painstaking exposing of feelings

With a sharp scalpel and piercing sensitivity, Yael Shachnai invades her protagonist’s soul, painstakingly exposing the feelings and thoughts hiding behind the pretty clothes and carefully applied makeup, while also bravely and honestly scrutinizing concepts such as happy families, relationships, family dinners, protective motherhood, loyalty, and love.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Stretching the Borders.

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Rest In Peace, by Bob Kat, 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 on 17 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

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

You don’t have to believe in ghosts…until you meet one.

Once again Kelly, Scott, Austin and Zoey are listening to the Spirit Radio when they hear a cry for help from a mother whose four-year-old daughter, Emma went missing in the middle of a busy lobby at the infamous Stanley Hotel. But time traveling back to 1911 is a lot more complicated than the three trips they had taken earlier in the summer. They have to find appropriate clothes and figure out a way to pay for their stay. When they hear about a tragic fire that hurt several hotel employees, the teens take advantage of the hotel’s desperation and get jobs working as lady’s maids and houseboys so they can keep an eye on Emma and her family.

Even though they know that The Stanley Hotel is possibly the most haunted place in the U.S., the four teenagers are a little creeped out when they hear ghostly children running in the halls, singing songs and even a mysterious ball that keeps showing up in their room. How could a hotel that is only two years old already be haunted? Most importantly, how can they stop Emma from becoming one of the ghosts that are trapped inside the luxurious hotel?

Midway through their first summer together, they celebrate the Fourth of July twice in one year. As they try to figure out the mystery of Emma’s disappearance, they bump into some famous people and experience several historical events. But ultimately, it’s their trust in each other and the friendship that has been forged by two unique experiences no one else on the planet has ever done…talk with dead people and time travel to the past. Their first trip back to 1966 had stopped the murder of a teenager from their school. Their next trip to 1980 had tested their courage as they were brought face-to-face with a man who was determined to murder an entire family. Their last trip to 1927 had saved the life of a handsome young man who had run away to a traveling circus. Zoey, the former mean girl of South Beach High School, suffered her first heartbreak by falling in love with a man from the wrong century.

Back in 1911 there are no TV news crawlers or Amber Alerts like we see along the interstate highways today. Instead, Kelly, Scott, Austin and Zoey must try to be in the right place at the right time to stop the tragedy of Emma’s disappearance from happening. They follow her and her family around while enjoying life among the rich and famous. They arrive as skeptics, but leave as believers when all four teens have ghostly encounters. Kelly and Austin grow closer as they share fireworks shows, first on the sand in Fort Myers Beach and second on a blanket in the Rocky Mountains. But is their romance doomed almost as soon as it began?

When their plans go wrong, they face their first defeat. The same danger that takes Emma now threatens the teens when one of their own is captured in a killer’s web. Will they be able to save Emma? Or will they join her as permanent guests in the ghostly halls of The Stanley Hotel?

Click here to pick up your free copy of Rest In Peace.

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The Wolves of Paris

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day, The Wolves of Paris, by Michael Wallace, 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 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 57 customer reviews.

Genre: Suspense

 

 

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

It’s the winter of 1450 and Paris is in a panic. A pack of ravenous wolves is loose in the city, feasting on human flesh. Lorenzo Boccaccio is summoned by a Dominican inquisitor who claims that Lorenzo’s business agent is tied to the sorcery behind the wolf attacks. He demands that Lorenzo and his brother Marco help him root out the evil.

Rivals in business and love, the brothers make for a reluctant partnership. Even so, they are confident the wolves are a natural phenomenon, not men or demons traveling in wolf form.

But events soon prove that the monks and peasants are right. These are no ordinary wolves. And if they are not defeated, the city’s filthy alleys will be awash in blood.

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About the Author:

 

michael wallace

 

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I’ve trekked across the Sahara on a camel, ridden an elephant through a tiger preserve in Southeast Asia, eaten fried guinea pig, and been licked on the head by a skunk. In a previous stage of life I programmed nuclear war simulations, smuggled refugees out of a war zone, and milked cobras for their venom. I speak Spanish and French and grew up in a religious community in the desert.

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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 Wednesday: 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!

S.W. Tanpepper’s GAMELAND, an eight-book box set collection by Saul Tanpepper, 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 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 67 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

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

SERIES DESCRIPTION:

In Long Island’s abandoned wasteland is a virtual reality arcade where the rich play a high-stakes game and zombies are their avatars. It’s both horrifying and addictive. For the poor, the only way in is to become an Undead Player.

On a whim, six hackers sneak onto the island for a glimpse of the victims of the decade-old outbreak. But if breaking in is easy, getting back out is a killer. You either play to win or you become part of The Game.

EPISODE 1: Deep Into the Game

Zpocalypto gamer Jessie Daniels and her gang plan to break onto Long Island for a glimpse of the Infected Undead, but a last minute addition raises tensions in the group. After an accident nearly takes the life of one of their members, emotions run dangerously high. Finding the abandoned wasteland unlike anything they ever expected, their excitement turns to dread as the dangers become all too apparent.

EPISODE 2: Failsafe

Jessie and Kelly clash when a group member is stranded among the Infected Undead. Kelly makes a rash decision that will ultimately deliver them into the hands of those who would turn them all into mindless players in The Game.

EPISODE 3: Deadman’s Switch

Unable to escape, the group digs in. Jessie is anointed their leader despite doubts she’s fit. A final attempt is made to leave, setting into motion events which will end with one of them dead, another infected, and all of them running for their lives.

EPISODE 4: Sunder the Hollow Ones

A mutiny splits the group, leaving Jessie exiled. As she struggles to bring everyone safely home, a chance encounter with one of Gameland’s residents dredges up deeply buried memories, leaving her haunted and dubious of her survival.

EPISODE 5: Prometheus Wept

Jessie decides to hand over a group member to a mysterious group of Undead sympathizers in exchange for a promised antidote. But will she be able to collect the medicine and return in time? Will the medicine even work? And will she be able to get them all back home again?

EPISODE 6: Kingdom of Players

Armed with a potential antiserum to the reanimation virus, Jessica races back to Gameland to save her infected friend. Waylaid along the way, she must fight to stay alive. Will she make it back in time? Or will her friend die and return as one of the Undead?

EPISODE 7: Tag, You’re Dead

Torn between rescuing her best friend from a homicidal maniac and tending an infected friend, Jessie, Kelly and Reggie argue over what to do. Reggie falls ill and the Undead break into their stronghold. Soon they’re in a battle which will deliver them to their darkest hour.

EPISODE 8: Jacker’s Code

The shocking conclusion to the high-tech horror thriller, GAMELAND: Determined to do whatever is necessary to get home, the survivors face some of the most difficult challenges of their lives. Who will make it back alive? And who will remain behind as one of the Undead Players?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7xdh10 into your web browser to pick up your copy of S.W. Tanpepper’s GAMELAND.

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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 box set collection is a pre-order: if you order it now at the discounted price, it will be automatically delivered to your Kindle on November 4th (order it after and it will be full price).

Category: Mystery / Thriller

 

 

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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Death Will Save Your Life, by Elizabeth Zelvin, 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 49 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

This short novel is the FOURTH in the Bruce Kohler mystery series by AGATHA and DERRINGER AWARD nominee Elizabeth Zelvin. (But it’s a great introduction to this witty series. They can be read out of order, and this is a short, funny one—try it, you’ll like it!) About 100 pages.

A NEW AGE RETREAT IS SERENE AS A LOTUS POND … UNTIL THE KILLING STARTS

Recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler and his good friends Jimmy and Barbara decide to escape the big city for a wellness and couples workshop outside of Sedona. The joint is called The Aquarius, a New Age community the locals have taken to calling The Woo-Woo Farm. But the serene retreat has much more in store than yoga mats, didgeridoos, ecstatic dancing and aboriginal tracking.

During an early morning hike, the trio encounters America’s bestselling relationship guru, Melvin Markowitz, posed for meditation and strangled to death with a luggage strap. The race is on for the three friends to find the murderer. Bruce falls for the victim’s widow, Jimmy longs for the city, and Barbara minds everybody’s business as usual.

But when Melvin’s baby sister’s volatile husband “Madhouse” is also found dead, it seems everyone at the Woo-Woo Farm is suddenly in danger from more than just a handful of holistic loonies…

Readers will fall in love with Bruce’s smart mouth and heart of gold, Barbara’s comical efforts to fight her addiction to helping (she knows she’s co-dependent), and Jimmy’s solid sweetness and cyberspace wizardry.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/us9qpy into your web browser to pick up your copy of Death Will Save Your Life.

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GONE, by Karen French, 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 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 42 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

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

FBI Special Agent Clare Marshall was separated from her sister Beth in childhood when their mother tried to kill them. Now Clare learns that Beth lives in the small town of Farley, South Carolina, but when she goes there to reunite with Beth, Clare discovers her sister is missing and that someone in the town is responsible for her disappearance.

Clare receives an offer to help with the search from fellow FBI Special Agent Jake Sutton. The offer is too good to refuse, though that is exactly what Clare wants to do. Jake is Clare’s former lover, a man she cannot forget, and who has an agenda of his own.

Now while Clare tracks her sister, someone is tracking Clare, and finding her sister may cost Clare her life.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/cfiq53 into your web browser to pick up your copy of GONE.

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Night of Flying Shadows, by H. Y. Hanna, 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 11 customer reviews.

Category: Children & Middle Grade

 

 

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

Move over Scooby-Doo – there is a new dog detective in town!

Creepy caller. Trick or treat. Serious slobber.
Join Honey the Great Dane sleuth and her canine friends on this spooky adventure! A creepy visitor arrives on Halloween night and the dogs soon find themselves on a dangerous mission through a haunted forest. And they also realise that they’re not alone – something is stalking them…

This short novella is part of the Big Honey Dog Mysteries – perfect for fans of Erin Hunter’s “Warriors” and “Survivors” series, as well as classics like Nancy Drew and the Famous Five. Kids and dog lovers of all ages will love this action-packed mystery filled with suspense and humour. A great middle grade read or a book for parents and children to enjoy together, as well as a great choice for middle school teachers and librarians.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Night of Flying Shadows.

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Sanctuary 12, by T.W. Malpass, 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 5 customer reviews.

Category: Horror / Fantasy

 

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

FOLLOW HER VOICE

Nine strangers, linked by the inner whisperings of a mysterious little girl. Each must piece together the origins of their other-worldly abilities and the location of the white manor, where they will be reunited, and the questions that have plagued their existence will finally be answered. But someone else marks their every step. The sinister Mr Cradleworth has other plans for them, plans that could bring about catastrophic consequences, not just for earth, but the whole universe.

This epic tale covers half the globe, as it follows each character into the darkest recesses of their soul. Combining eighties-style horror with science fiction, this dark fantasy will take you on a journey you will never forget.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Sanctuary 12.

 

 

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Deadly Coast, by R. E. McDermott, is regularly $5.95 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 261 customer reviews.

Category: Action and Adventure

 

 

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

Dugan thought somali pirates were bad news. Then it got worse.

As Tom Dugan and Alex Kairouz, his partner and best friend, struggle to ransom their ship and crew from murderous Somali pirates, things take a turn for the worse. A US Navy contracted tanker with a full load of jet fuel is also hijacked, not by garden variety pirates, but by terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, changing the playing field completely.

With a possible link between piracy and terrorism now in play, the US and British goverments order the halt of all negotiations for captive ships, and enraged pirates ratchet up the mistreatment of the captive crews. When one of their crewman is murdered in front of him on a live video feed, a frustrated Dugan takes matters into his own hands and starts his own rescue operation, only to stumble across something far more sinister — a rogue salvage operation for a long lost weapon of mass destruction. Isolated at sea on an old tanker previously destined for the ship breakers, Dugan and his hastily assembled little force of Russian mercenaries find themselves the last line of defense between the world and a terrifying bio-weapon.

Weaving historical fact with speculative fiction, Deadly Coast takes the reader from London board rooms into the very real world of modern day pirates — and their victims.

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Taking Back Sunday, by Cristy Rey, 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 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 43 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal

 

 

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

After five years on the run, Sunday has finally settled into a seemingly normal life in Columbia, South Carolina. What her two best friends don’t know is that Sunday has a secret past. She is the Incarnate, a conduit of mystical energy transcendent of the mundane and the divine. For most of her life, she served under Bernadette, the most powerful witch in the Northwest. Her power is terrifying, and what she remembers of her past—and what she doesn’t—haunts her. In the year that she’s been attempting to be anything but the Incarnate, Sunday has fought her abilities tooth and nail, but it’s been worth it. When Sunday joins her friends’ coven for an innocent gathering, Sunday discovers a darkness hidden beneath the blanket of the coven’s magic and she is determined to find out who is behind it and what she has planned.

For the last four years, Cyrus has been the point man on the contract to recapture the Incarnate and deliver her to the Pastophori of Iset. A gifted tracker and a fearless werewolf, he harbors a wild, inexplicable passion for the Incarnate that has driven him to hunt her. He was one of the original captors that brought her to Bernadette when his obsession with her began. Having found her, Cyrus and his pack find themselves torn between two objectives: take her by force and deliver her to yet another group of fanatics, or help her uncover the traitor among her coven.

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Fade to Black, by Tim McBain and L.T. Vargus, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 13 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense

 

 

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

Book 1 of 5 in the epic paranormal suspense series.

One second JEFF GROBNAGGER is standing in line at the grocery store, and the next he’s in an alley where a hooded figure strangles him to death. So that sucks. This happens over and over again, every time Grobnagger has a seizure. Alley. Choking. Death. Repeat. What for? Why would anyone want to kill him repeatedly? Is it just a seizure dream? When a sniper’s bullet shatters his apartment window, he realizes two things: he’s in serious danger, and there’s no way he’s getting his security deposit back.

Live. Die. Repeat.

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Too Jewish, by Patty Friedmann, 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 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 277 customer reviews.

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

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

THEIR OWN FAMILY TRIED TO DESTROY THEIR MARRIAGE…

…but love kept them together… The Powerful Love Story of a Jewish-American Family

Like Patty Friedmann’s father, young, brainy protagonist Bernie Cooper escapes Nazi Germany and ends up in New Orleans, where he finds an entirely new kind of prejudice against Jews—the kind that comes from other Jews. Sadly, they’re his own in-laws.

At first this strikes him only as petty and small-minded, but he has no idea how much hatred his scheming mother-in-law can wring from the situation. She knows, for instance, that he had to leave behind his beloved mother, and she uses his mother’s life and memory as a lever against him, eventually causing him physical and mental problems that threaten his family’s well-being in every possible way and thwart him at every turn.

Thus, Bernie and Letty’s daughter Darby is born into the most peculiar of mixed marriages, torn, as her mother is, between loyalty to her grandparents and to her father. Even she, at her tender age, wonders whether Letty’s love–and her own–can save Bernie from the secret pain and guilt of surviving the Holocaust. And from the machinations of his cruel mother-in-law.

A bittersweet love story told in three novellas, each from the point of view of one member of the Cooper family. Think The Time Traveler’s Wife. Definitely a love story; definitely not a “romance.”

(And somewhat autobiographical: Too Jewish tells a story much like the central tale of Patty Friedmann’s young life: her father suffered from survivor guilt, all the while trying to make his way in a hostile society.)

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

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Wanderer’s Escape 1, by Simon Goodson, 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 249 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

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

Jess was born a prisoner, grew up a prisoner and at sixteen knew he would die a prisoner. When his turn comes to try to break through the traps protecting a spaceship it seems his day to die has come. The ship, and others like it, have already claimed hundreds of prisoners’ lives.

Instead he manages to avoid the traps and gain access to the ship with two other prisoners, beginning a frantic flight to freedom. Soon Jess finds himself loose in a brutal universe ruled by the Empire and riddled with pirates, slave traders and worse. Can Jess manage to learn the rules of the universe and the capabilities of the ship he has stolen in time to stay alive?

Click here to pick up your copy of Wanderer’s Escape.

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Those Who Remain: A Zombie Novel, by Priscila Santa Rosa, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based 15 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller / Action & Adventure

 

 

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

Hide your children, lock your doors, and load your guns because zombies are real and they are coming. Danny Terrence knows this better than anyone. He spent months preparing for the inevitable moment the disease would reach his small town. What he didn’t prepare for is the fact that nobody really believes him.

Luckily for him, an old classmate and bully just happens to be the first one bitten. The bad news is that the family with the biggest arsenal of guns just packed up and left town, leaving them defenseless from an oncoming zombie horde. Being a leader isn’t turning out the way Danny imagined.

Yet four other survivors easily have it worse than him. Between a thirteen-year-old girl on a road trip from hell, a family of paranoid hunters having to deal with their feelings for the first time ever, a stubborn doctor butting-heads with a cold-hearted sergeant and an amoral British professor carrying the fate of humanity in his hands, Danny has it easy. Unless, of course, they all end up in his town, messing with his already messed up life.

Follow these five people as their paths cross and their lives and hopes are challenged in this thrilling novel with brain-mushing humor and heart-breaking action. Those Who Remain: Book One is part of a trilogy.

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The President’s Killers

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day, The President’s Killers, by Karl Jacobs, 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 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 58 customer reviews.

Genre: Suspense

 

 

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

– The President is gunned down before his eyes — and the whole country believes he’s the assassin.
– Nobody knows he’s an innocent contract employee with a Government agency.
– The agency insists it has never heard of him.

To 23-year-old Denis Kinney only one thing is clear: every law-enforcement officer in the country wants to put a bullet in him. If he wants to live, Denny must not only elude a massive manhunt but he and girlfriend Meesh must slip into the nation’s capital to try to uncover who set him up and who was really responsible for the President’s murder.

This riveting suspense novel by Karl Jacobs, an award-winning journalist and former top aide to a United States Senator, is more than a shocking, high-tension thriller. It will leave you wondering if the world will ever know the whole truth about the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, or any other historic event where there are disturbing unanswered questions.

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About the Author:

 

karl jacobs

 

In the blue-collar world where Karl Jacobs grew up, his mother had only one request: whatever you do, please don’t wind up in jail. After working as a railroad section-hand, carnival worker, and short-order cook to earn enough money to attend the University of Wisconsin and get a degree in journalism, he went on to witness about as many facets of American life as one person can.

He was an officer at the Infantry Center and the Army Ranger camp in Georgia, a reporter on small-town newspapers in Kansas and Minnesota, a writer and editor with a leading Midwestern metropolitan daily, a top aide to a United States Senator in Washington, and an executive in the headquarters of major corporations in NYC and New Jersey.

He’s met and written about child murderers, homicide detectives, slum landlords, street rioters, small-time politicians, governors and Presidents. He knows the sorts of people who walk the halls of Congress and sit in the boardrooms of giant corporations and has seen first-hand how brutal both worlds can be.

Karl now devotes his full attention to writing. He and his wife have a daughter and two sons.

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Accidental Leigh

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day, Accidental Leigh, by Melanie James, 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 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 174 customer reviews.

Genre: Romantic Suspense

 

 

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

How does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course!

Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfriend. Leigh gets more than she bargained for when she discovers that every steamy erotic scene she creates is magically reenacted by her family, friends and coworkers.

In her hilarious first diary, Leigh unwittingly sets her parents up for a weekend dinner party that they will never forget. She has two weeks to find out what her new found magic is capable of. Can she prevent a wild erotic encounter that could devastate her sweet parent’s marriage? What and who else will get caught up in her magic spells?
Read a story so witchingly fun, that you won’t be able to put it down and you will be eagerly awaiting the rest of the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries!

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About the Author:

 

melanie james

 

Bestselling author, Melanie James spent 14 years as an IT systems administrator before tiring of the hustle and bustle of the technology world. She’s doing what she loves, by writing steamy paranormal, contemporary, and romantic comedy books. Melanie has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Leadership and Development, with a minor in Women’s Studies. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Adult Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She will graduate in the spring of 2015.

She is married to a wonderful man, who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and an adorable grand-baby.

You can find the latest information about her books and fan giveaways at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Melanie-James/1408513832726084?ref=br_tf

You can also follow Melanie at www.authormelaniejames.com

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

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The Fingerprint of Destiny, by Laura Schofer, 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 10 customer reviews.

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

 

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

In the small suburban community of Hope’s Point , Long Island something has gone horribly wrong. A series of arsons in landmark homes, now run down and over run by Latino immigrants, is destroying the community. Ellie Sinclair, is the troubled publisher of a small town newspaper struggling to make ends meet. The arsons are just another story until Ellie’s estranged mother, Hortensia Borgias Sinclair returns to town and dies in the latest fire.

Ellie wonders if it is destiny, as Hortensia always claimed, or something more insidious? Now Ellie must find out who is behind the arsons and why. She must shine a light in the dark places of her town – the slums and factories, where Latino immigrants struggle to make a life in suburban America.

Then there is a larger mystery to be solved. All the women in Ellie’s family are born with a small red birthmark on their left arm, a signature called the Fingerprint of Destiny. In a series of flashbacks interspersed throughout the novel, we learn about the violent fate of the other women in Ellie’s family. These stories are filled with adventure, magic, murder, retribution, love, war and an obsession that spans the centuries and takes the reader from the jungles and plains of Venezuela to suburban Long Island. Can Ellie carve out a life for herself or will she succumb to the Fingerprint of Destiny.

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Let’s Visit the Farm! A Children’s eBook with Pictures of Farm Animals and Baby Animals, by William A. Campbell Jr., 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 8 customer reviews.

Category: Children and Middle Grade

 

 

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

Let’s Visit the Farm! A Children’s eBook with Pictures of Farm Animals and Baby Animals has been designed to be the first step in helping your child build their vocabulary. Included in each book is a number of high quality images of very cute farm animals and baby animals that your child will enjoy looking and reading about for months. In this book your child will be learning about which animals live on the farm and what job or role they have on the farm.

My books use simple one or two sentence facts which is accompanied by a relevant picture of the animal. This makes the perfect first word book to share because young children will love reading along while being encouraged to start using their words to read along. This is an excellent and fun educational resource to start your child off with. No more having to buy complex and ugly picture books. You child will also enjoy getting to use the family tablet for fun time which is also learning time.

Lets Visit the Farm! is a fun and entertaining journey for a young child to find out interesting facts about the world’s most common farm animals along with baby animals.

The Let’s visit series is particularly aimed at the 0-5 age group, but it can be used for any beginner readers who are interested in farm animals.

This children’s book contains high quality images of farm animals. It has been optimized to look great on all devices including the large screen Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HDX and Apple iPads.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/visitthefarm into your web browser to pick up your copy of Let’s Visit the Farm! A Children’s eBook with Pictures of Farm Animals and Baby Animals.

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The Immortal Madonna, by Yvonne Crowe, is 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 30 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller / Historical Fiction

 

 

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

Who is The Immortal Madonna and what is the Historical mystery surrounding her?

To unlock this secret, Nicolina Fabiani, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, teams up with David Baron a Professor of Ancient Languages, whom she suspects is more than he appears to be on the surface; to search in Ancient Temple sites throughout the Middle East for the answer.

What conspiracy is behind the Knights of Malta’s connection to the Templar Knights? And why do they covet a statue of the first woman, Eve and her secret powers?

As Nicolina and David stay one step ahead of her old nemesis, in this thriller, they must decipher the clues which uncover a revelation about the origins of mankind and the power The Immortal Madonna possesses that men are willing to kill for.

This eagerly awaited sequel in the Nicolina Fabiani series, is a fast paced, well researched Historical Thriller, reaching a shattering climax in the archaeological dig in Anatolia, Göbekli Tepe, which has rewritten mankind’s history; and where The Immortal Madonna reveals her power and what it will mean for a world poised the brink of disaster.

This Conspiracy Thriller is one for fans of Dan Brown, Chris Malburg and Tom Haase.

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Ice on the Grapevine, by R.E. Donald, 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 35 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

On a warm July morning in L.A. County, a frozen corpse turns up at a highway brake check just south of the Grapevine Pass. Ex-homicide detective Hunter Rayne, who now drives an eighteen wheeler, is persuaded by his irascible dispatcher, Elspeth Watson, to help clear two fellow truck drivers who are arrested for the murder. His job is made more difficult by the fact that the suspects, a newlywed couple, won’t speak up in their own defense.

The circumstantial evidence is strong, and a rookie detective from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is eager to score a win. The investigation crosses the Canada-U.S. border when the victim is identified as a second rate musician from Vancouver, and it turns out there were more than a few desperate people happy to see him dead, including the accused couple. Hunter has to use all his investigative skills to uncover the truth.

Hunter’s ex-wife maintains that by taking to the highway Hunter is running away from his past, but he believes that the solitude of days on the road is helping him to heal from guilt over the failure of his marriage and the suicide of his best friend. Tangled relationships and multiple suspects emerge throughout the novel, as Hunter butts heads with more than one officer of the law to solve the crime.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Ice on the Grapevine.

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Inferno Park, by J.L. Bryan, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based 12 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense / Horror

 

 

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

Carter was only twelve when he witnessed the disaster that killed more than a hundred people at Starland Amusement Park. Five years later, Carter’s hometown is no longer a busy Florida panhandle resort, but a slowly dying town full of empty motels and attractions rusting behind chains and padlocks.

Now something evil stirs in the ruins of the old amusement park…something with an alluring siren song drawing visitors into the dark mysteries of the forbidden world behind the gate. Something with an appetite for restless, yearning souls.

Carter reluctantly returns to the old park in the company of a new girl in town, who is obsessed with urban decay and pop-culture ruins, and discovers the evil at work. To stop it, and protect the children of the town, Carter will have to face his oldest and deepest fears.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Inferno Park.

 

 

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Against Her Will, by Peter Martin, 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 57 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense

 

 

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

Donna, a beautiful young woman, scarred by an unhappy childhood is brutally attacked on her way home from work. As she struggles to recover, her life spirals out of control, bringing back demons from the past. An attempted suicide, culminates in her spending a lengthy spell in hospital. There her recovery is slow, but when she is befriended by a male nurse, a relationship begins to develop. Once she leaves hospital, this relationship blossoms, and Donna thinks all her troubles are over. However, on her honeymoon, at the eleventh hour, Donna makes a devastating discovery that brings all her worst fears back to the fore, placing her in a situation that may well cost her, her life.

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Apart From Love, by Uvi Poznansky, 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 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 106 customer reviews.

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

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

Secrets, passion, betrayal…
Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer’s, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha–only much younger. In this state of being isolated, being apart from love, how will Ben react when it is so tempting to resort to blame and guilt? “In our family, forgiveness is something you pray for, something you yearn to receive–but so seldom do you give it to others.”

Behind his father’s back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him. These tapes, with his eloquent speech and her slang, reveal the story from two opposite viewpoints.

What emerges in this family is a struggle, a desperate, daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness.

Where does the title, Apart From Love, come from?
The word Love is used sparingly in the novel, which makes it ever more precious. The title comes from a phrase used three times in the story:

After a while I whispered, like, “Just say something to me. Anything.” And I thought, Any other word apart from Love, ’cause that word is diluted, and no one knows what it really means, anyway.
Anita

Why, why can’t you say nothing? Say any word–but that one, ’cause you don’t really mean it. Nobody does. Say anything, apart from Love.
Anita

For my own sake I should have been much more careful. Now–even in her absence–I find myself in her hands, which feels strange to me. I am surrounded–and at the same time, isolated. I am alone. I am apart from Love.
Ben

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Conversations With The Golf God, by Robert K. Swisher Jr., 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: Humor

 

 

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

Every day around the world golfers wonder if the Golf God is real and how much he impacts the game. This book answers many age old questions. Yes, the Golf God is real! He appeared to local golfer Shanks one day, dancing on a bar at The Fleece Muni Golf Course and told Shanks he had been chosen to be his disciple. “Why have I been chosen?” Shanks asked, bewildered. “Because you are the worst putter I have ever seen and to continue to play the game you have to be filled with devotion,” answered the Golf God righteously.

The Golf God also informed Shanks he had been assigned the task to write the Golf Gods’ legacy. In between beer, cigarettes, and pizza the Golf God told Shanks the real history of golf, explained the fine points of throwing a club, what golf terms really mean, why we play the game, and a few tips about putting, while Shanks shared several stories about real life golfers at the Golf God’s request – the kind who take your hard earned cash and lie about their handicaps. Grab a slice of pizza, have a beer, maybe a smoke, then sit back and feel like you are in the room enjoying the conversations between Shanks and the Golf God!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/golfgod into your web browser to pick up your copy of Conversations With The Golf God.

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Lies of the Dead, by Shauna Bickley, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

How well do we know those closest to us? When Liam kills himself, his older brother Tom needs to know why suicide was the only solution.

Tom and his sister Andi search for answers, but don’t know who they can believe as they discover Liam’s friends and associates aren’t the people they claim to be. They are propelled into a world where their ideas of right and wrong don’t exist, and where people demand what neither of them possesses.

Liam’s legacy of deceit is dangerous, and when Andi and her twin daughters find themselves in a dangerous showdown, Tom realises the truth may have too high a price.

What would you risk to find the truth?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/81yrl1 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Lies of the Dead.

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A Stairway To Danger, by Ben Woodard, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 25 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult / Mystery

 

 

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

An eyeless body. A menacing stranger. And a tangled mystery.

It’s the summer of 1923 and two cousins hunting for hidden gold stumble on an decayed body. Fourteen-year-old Tom Wallace is convinced the death was murder and drags his older cousin into a harrowing struggle against a shadowy group. Not even attempts on their lives can stop the boys from relentlessly pursuing the mystery. But when their curiosity leads them to investigate a derelict barge, what they find is bigger and more dangerous than anything they could have imagined.

A STAIRWAY TO DANGER is a fun-filled thriller with humor and adventure in a Twain-like setting.

Click here to pick up your free copy of A Stairway To Danger.

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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 65 customer reviews.

Category: Action and Adventure

 

 

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 first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Wednesday: 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 Dream You Make, by Christine Nolfi, 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 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 42 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

Each day Annie McDaniel’s dream of a brighter future slips further away.

After her nephew’s world is destroyed in a burst of gunfire, Annie receives temporary custody of five-year-old Dillon. Now the greenhouse she managed with her late father isn’t bringing in enough money. If she doesn’t get her financial house in order, a judge will allow a couple in Baltimore to adopt Dillon—and remove him from her life forever.

Desperate, she takes on a second job at Rowe Marketing. The instant attraction she shares with Michael Rowe is a circumstance Annie can’t risk. But should she walk away from a love sure to last a lifetime?

Fresh, heartwarming and inspiring, The Dream You Make reveals that hope always carries the promise of new beginnings.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7151 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Dream You Make.

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The Cycle of Arawn: The Complete Trilogy, a new three book box-set by Edward W. Robertson, is regularly $7.99 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 6 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

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

Dante Galand is young. Penniless. Alone. But devoted to learning the dark magic of his world.

His quest will take him from the city gutters to a foreign land of sorcerers. To a war for independence. And finally, to another war–this time, for his people’s very survival.

THE CYCLE OF ARAWN is a complete trilogy of 1600 pages–over half a million words of strife, civil war, friendships made and broken, and one man’s obsession to become the greatest sorcerer since the days of the gods.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/cycleofarawn into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Cycle of Arawn: The Complete Trilogy.

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Humphrey Was Here: A Dog Owner’s Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go, by Mark. J. Asher, is regularly $7.25 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 153 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

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

The loss of a beloved pet breaks your heart in a way that animal lovers know all too well. Author, Mark Asher experienced losing his German Shepherd/Chow mix in the worst of ways: while out of his care, at a boarding facility. At the time, Mark had just finished work on his first book, Old Friends, a loving tribute to senior dogs, and his dog, Humphrey, had been the inspiration. The sudden and devastating loss sent Mark into a debilitating state of anger, grief, and guilt, wondering what he could have done to prevent the incident from happening.

Lost and empty without his four-legged companion—who had seen him through a divorce, relocation to a new city, and a new job—Mark decided to go to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, to volunteer and find his way through the pain. Humphrey Was Here is about how one carries on after the death of a pet that means the world to them. It is an emotional and cathartic story of grieving and recovery that will deeply touch any dog lover.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/yoav6q into your web browser to pick up your copy of Humphrey Was Here: A Dog Owner’s Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go.

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True Blend, by Joanne DeMaio, 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 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 46 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense

 

 

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

From the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans comes a compelling love story that will steal your heart and not let go.

Vintage bridal shop owner Amy Trewist thinks she’ll never recover her quiet life at her restored farmhouse on an old country road. Not after her young daughter Grace is kidnapped. On one clear morning, in mere minutes, Grace is gone and Amy’s world spins into a heartbreaking new place.

So does George Carbone’s world. Drawn into his brother’s crime solely to protect a child, his fate is sealed. But in a summer that simmers with the unsolved crime, George’s conscience is tested. Can he change his fate? Can he right a wrong in a stricken mother’s life? Can he love Amy freely?

What begins as a haunting encounter in a bank parking lot evolves into a psychological drama as these two lives converge in a small New England town. Because in postcard-pretty Addison, Connecticut, all is not what it seems. Pitting truth against secrets, brother against brother, and ultimately love against fate, True Blend is a riveting page-turner. Like the intricate lace of Amy’s beautiful gowns, romance and suspense twist and weave together in this mesmerizing novel.

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

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Tin God, by Stacy Green, 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 308 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery / Thriller

 

 

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

The truth can be as deadly as any weapon.

Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea,Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee’s close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life.

Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the widower of her friend–a man struggling with his own demons–to help her find her daughter and identify the killer before he strikes again.

Before all evidence, the truth–and Jaymee’s daughter–are lost.

TIN GOD is a romantic thriller set in a small town. Filled with pulse-pounding suspense and featuring a strong female protagonist, this mystery leaves the reader wanting more!

Click here to pick up your free copy of Tin God.

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A Guide to Meaningful and Significant Parenting, by David Abudram, 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 24 customer reviews.

Category: Non Fiction / Education

 

 

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

Simple educational principles written in everyday language
Suitable for parents, teachers and educators

The aim of the book is to provide parents and educators with simple educational principles written in everyday language. Some theories have been included for better understanding, and examples given from real life. Simple ideas and exercises are given to shape parenting skills.

This book is definitely suitable for young parents who are just starting their family but also for more seasoned parents who are facing the challenges of parenting today. The educational principals presented are also suitable for teachers and educators and can greatly contribute to improving the classroom environment, helping them succeed in the tremendous job that they have taken on themselves.

It’s worth keeping this book handy, to look through from time to time in order to refresh your memory. From my experience I have seen that reviewing the material before giving a lecture or lesson gives me an advantage when teaching or parenting.

˃˃˃ The three pillars

The three pillars of education are the foundation for developing all interpersonal relationships, starting from infancy through adult relationships with spouses, friends, colleagues and employer ”” employee relations. In all cases the principles remain the same. Efficient meaningful communication requires good listening skills and the ability to provide emotional acceptance. There is a need for limits and boundaries and appropriate displays of authority. On the one hand the authoritativeness cannot be too soft or feeble but on the other, shouldn’t be too stringent or lacking in sensitivity. To complete the picture we need the pillar of significance and meaning. This pillar helps us become significant figures in the eyes of others and challenges us to live fulfilling meaningful lives.
Remember, using good listening skills, presenting clear stable boundaries and being in the eyes of our children, significant figures who educate towards meaning in life, will certainly lead us to a better quality of family life, improve our interpersonal relationships and allow our children to be nurtured in a better healthier way.

Click here to pick up your free copy of A Guide to Meaningful and Significant Parenting.

 

 

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