Auraria

Today’s Featured Book of the Day is Auraria, by Tim Westover, 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 53 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Genre: Fantasy / Historical Fiction

 

 

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

“Holtzclaw hadn’t heard of Auraria until his employer sent him to destroy it…”

Shimmery mystery and spirits, humble monsters, singing trees and vengeful fish in the 19th-century north Georgia mountains

“Weaves tall tales and legends, Carrollian surrealism, and a fascinating cast of characters into a genuinely inventive novel that reads like steampunk via Mark Twain. Fact and fancy are intertwined cleverly and seamlessly in a top-notch, thoroughly American fantasy.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

Water spirits, moon maidens, haunted pianos, headless revenants, and an invincible terrapin that lives under the mountains. None of these distract James Holtzclaw from his employer’s mission: to turn the fading gold-rush town of Auraria, GA, into a first-class resort and drown its fortunes below a man-made lake. But when Auraria’s peculiar people and problematic ghosts collide with his own rival ambitions, Holtzclaw must decide what he will save and what will be washed away.

Taking its inspiration from a real Georgia ghost town, Auraria is steeped in the folklore of the Southern Appalachians, where the tensions of natural, supernatural and artificial are still alive.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Auraria.

 

About the Author:

 

tim westover

 

Tim Westover, a graduate of Davidson College and the University of Georgia, lives in suburban Atlanta. Born in the north, educated in England, and frequent visitor to Russia, he found his home in the North Georgia mountains.

In addition to writing, Westover enjoys programming, playing the clawhammer banjo, and raising his three-year-old daughter to be a modern American eccentric.

You can visit Tim’s Amazon author page if you click here.

 

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Love and Other Subjects, 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 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 98 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

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

**2013 Independent Publisher Book Award, Silver Medalist–Best Fiction–Mid-Atlantic Region**

**2013 San Francisco Book Festival–Finalist**

For every woman who wonders if she chose the right career…

In Love and Other Subjects Carolyn Jenkins strives for two things—to be the greatest teacher ever and to find true love. She’s as skilled at both as an infant trying to eat with a fork. Carolyn’s suburban upbringing and genuine compassion for people who don’t fit effortlessly into society are no match for weapon-wielding, struggling students, drug-using colleagues, and a wicked principal.

Meanwhile, her budding relationship with a mystery man is thwarted by his gaggle of eccentric sisters. Carolyn depends on her friends to get her through the hard times, but with poverty-stricken children at her feet and a wealthy man at her side, she must define who she is. The reality of life after college can be daunting, the road to full-fledged adulthood long and unscripted. Can Carolyn take control and craft the life she’s always wanted?

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Aegis Rising, by S.S. Segran, 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 121 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Young Adult

 

 

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

***Winner of Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards & 2014 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree***

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.

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Ready or Not, by Chautona Havig, 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 322 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Religious Fiction

 

 

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

Fresh out of college, Aggie Milliken thinks she’s prepared for anything life can throw her way. Think again, Aggie!

After the abrupt loss of her sister and brother-in-law, Aggie is stunned to find herself the sole guardian of their eight lively children. If learning basic parenting skills wasn’t complicated enough, she must also battle the children’s half-crazed grandmother, survive a massive remodeling project, and navigate the waters of new friendships-alone.

She has little experience with children and none with housekeeping, and it shows. What she has going for her is grit, a double dose of determination, and the confidence that this is exactly where the Lord wants her to be. With an unlimited P-mail account and enough hymns to keep her spirits bolstered, she tackles one catastrophe after another.

It seems like nothing Aggie does is right, but ready or not, here she comes!

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Long Way Home, by Neve Cottrell, 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 14 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

Tyler Barnes can’t believe his eyes when Alexis MacAdams walks back into his life. His high school crush left Mangrove Island seventeen years ago and never looked back. He’s held on to the memory of her, even though she never gave him a second glance. Now Alexis is back for the holidays and Tyler is determined to make a lasting impression before she slips away again. He soon learns, however, that her broken heart needs to heal before he has a chance to win it. Can Tyler convince her to risk her heart for a second time?

Click here to pick up your free copy of Long Way Home.

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Irradiated, by S. Elliot Brandis, 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 22 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

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

Jade, a headstrong young woman, lives in an irradiated wasteland. She struggles each day to protect her younger sister Pearl, a sweet girl who was born mutated. Their life is tough, but Jade is determined to survive.

One day, Jade returns from a supply run and finds her sister missing. She knows one of two groups is to blame: the fascist society that lives underground, scorning the sun and all mutants, or a fellow scavenger on the surface, acting out of depravity or desperation.

Jade is willing to risk everything to save Pearl, including her own life and morals. With her gas mask fixed tight, and a heavy chain in hand, she sets off on a mission of vengeance. If she fails, Pearl will die.

Click here to pick up your copy of Irradiated.

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your second 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!

Anything For a Mystery, by Cynthia Hickey, 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 173 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

Stormi Nelson, best-selling romance author, moved into her huge Victorian house in the private community of Oak Meadows Estates. When her agent tells her that her characters are becoming too cardboard and that she needs to get out and mingle with people, she comes up with the idea of a Neighborhood Watch Program. The only problem is … she’s the only member. On her first night of patrol, she stumbles over a dead body, meets a hunky detective, who happens to be her neighbor and clearly frustrated with her, and her mother, sister, niece and nephew arrive to shake up Stormi’s peaceful life. As she is immersed ever deeper into the mystery surrounding a neighbor’s murder, she decides to change writing tactics and write a romantic mystery based on her experiences. What follows is a frolicking good time as Stormi finds herself the nosiest neighbor of them all. Can she find the killer before she becomes the next victim?

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Vain, by Jill Hughey, 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 25 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

Lily had her life planned, neat and tidy as thread on a spindle, until her mother died and her father snipped at the seams of her future by abandoning Lily in their shop. A nobleman unexpectedly gives her hope when he brings fabric for a special garment. Lily survives on his first payment, and immerses herself in sewing and embroidering an incomparable tunic for him, as her tidy plan continues to unravel.

Theophilus, Lord of Ribeauville, takes his responsibility to his townspeople seriously and, therefore, does not dally with local women. Desire wars with duty when Lily glances up at him while adjusting the hem on his Easter tunic. As her deteriorating circumstances push them together, Theo and Lily learn that the path to his heart just might be through his wardrobe, though the exquisite outfit she creates is the only part of her that fits in his precarious aristocratic world.

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

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Leonard The Clever Lion, by Leela Hope, 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 11 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Children and Middle Grade

 

 

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

A story about a brainy lion for childrens of all ages to enjoy.

Are you or your children afraid to stand up and be heard?

Are you or your kids struggling with self confidence?

Leonard the Clever Lion is worried that he is not as good as his brother Larry.

Leonard is not as handsome, and not as strong as his brother, but using his brain and his caring heart he solves the problems of the other jungle animals and they elect him the new King of the Jungle.

Watch Leonard conquer his fears and help his friends.

See the story unfold with vivid illustrations and told through rhyming verse. Learn what it takes to be a really good lion.

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The Bane, by Keary Taylor, 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 163 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Romantic Science Fiction / Post-apocalyptic

 

 

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

Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world. Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the Bane were born. The Bane won’t stop until every last person has been infected. With less than two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction.

Eve knows the stories of the Evolution, the time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. But she doesn’t need memories to know this world is her reality. This is a world that is quickly losing its humanity, one Bane at a time.

Fighting to keep one of the last remaining human colonies alive, Eve finds herself torn between her dedication to the colony, and the discovery of love. There is Avian and West – one a soldier, one a keeper of secrets. And in the end, Eve will make a choice that will change the future of mankind.

The Bane is The Terminator meets The Walking Dead with a heart-twisting romance.

Previously published as Eden, due to reader demand, it has been revamped and re-released as The Bane: book one in The Eden Trilogy.

Click here to pick up your copy of The Bane.

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Rolling Thunder, by Mark Berent, 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 665 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Military Fiction / Historical Fiction

 

 

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

Rolling Thunder is an historical novel about the decisive role politics played during the Vietnam war. Its characters range from men in the field to the Pentagon and the White House. Fighter pilots and Special Forces warriors try to do their best but are hampered by President Johnson, Secretary of Defense McNamara, and their staff members who despise the military. Only one aging USAF general, who fought in Korea and WWII, is on their side. His clashes with his Commander in Chief, Lyndon Johnson, are epic in proportion and startling in content.

In Rolling Thunder, the time is late 1965 and 1966 in war zone places such as Saigon, Hanoi, Bien Hoa, Da Nang, and Tahkli. While back in Washington, LBJ sits over lunch and personally picks bombing targets in an attempt to fight a limited war. In Vietnam the war knows no limits

There, as the hostilities escalate, the fates of three men intertwine: USAF Captain Court Bannister, overshadowed by a famous movie star father who fought in WWII as a B-17 gunner, driven to confront missiles, MiGs, and nerve-grinding bombing raids in order to prove his worth to his comrades — and to himself…Air Force First Lieutenant Toby Parker, fresh from the States, who hooks up with an intelligence unit for a lark, and quickly finds his innocence buried away by the lessons of war…and Special Forces Colonel Wolf Lochert, who ventures deep into the jungle to rescue a downed pilot — only to discover a face of the enemy for which he is unprepared.

Airline stewardesses come under attack when they are forced to spend the night on a fighter base in Vietnam after their airliner develops a problem.

Through their eyes, and those of many others — pilots, soldiers, lovers, enemy agents, commanders, politicians, profiteers — Rolling Thunder shows us Vietnam as few other books have, or can. Berent captures all the intensity and drama of that searing war, and more, penetrates to the heart and soul of those who fought it. Rolling Thunder rings with authenticity.

Click here to pick up your copy of Rolling Thunder.

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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!

Torch Song, by Shelley Singer, 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 33 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

Fans of Lisbeth Salander of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games will love Rica Marin, a new kickass, gunslinging heroine.

IT’S 2066. AND YOU CAN’T TRUST ANYBODY…

Rica Marin’s a mercenary—a hired gun, soldier, and spy who answers only to whoever can keep her in the meds she and her only living relative need to survive the plagues that scourge the earth after biological warfare’s wiped out pretty much everything.

It’s a strange world that’s left—composed of tiny city-states like Redwood, Sierra, and Rocky—run with a variety of futuristic machines and broken-down ones. Fancy new cars float as well as roll, but the Internet’s now so glitchy you can’t even blog properly—newspapers have come back! So many machines are in disrepair that a fixer in this world isn’t someone who rigs elections or cleans up after murders—it’s a person who can repair both an elevator and an ancient toilet. But roving bands of bandits, godders, causies, breeders, khakis, and toxies threaten to destroy what’s just been fixed.

Anywhere there are people—however few—there’ll be power plays, and Rica’s current job at the Blackjack Casino is to run interference between the warring clans of Tahoe, in tiny Sierra. But then the city-state of Rocky gets ambitious. And that means war.

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

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Promise & Honor, by Kim Murphy, 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 22 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Amanda Graham’s husband dies a hero’s death. Left with no source of income, she smuggles medical supplies for Lieutenant Colonel William Jackson and the Confederacy. Although a rogue, Wil is a man of courage and fiercely loyal to Amanda. Lieutenant Samuel Prescott, a soldier of honor and former comrade before the war, fights for the Union. As opposing forces move into Virginia, Sam clashes with Wil on more than the battlefield, when both men fall in love with Amanda. Torn by grief and loyalty, Amanda struggles with the harsh reality that her way of life has been altered forever by the growing storm…

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/promiseandhonor into your web browser to pick up your copy of Promise & Honor.

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Corona of Blue, by Brandon Berntson, 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 10 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Horror

 

 

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

“I believe in the nightmare, and the nightmare believes in me.”

Rayleigh Angelica Thorn is being haunted and going mad at the same time. Her parents have just introduced her to the perfect gentleman. She owns her own dark, cryptic bookstore in the heart of the city, The Broken Spine, while its single occupant, Junky, a black cat with an attitude, roams its isles.

But it’s all about to come crashing down. A message on her phone unearths a torrents of memories – a voice from the past which should have been dead long ago. Ghostly visitations from a young girl who looks exactly like her, but somehow isn’t, haunt her lonely evenings at home.

Rayleigh’s mental state is in the balance; she drinks too much, and on top of everything else, she might be falling in love. But in order to save herself and those around her, she must go home again. Only with the onslaught of memories, and her fragile state of mind, Rayleigh isn’t sure she’s up for the task.

Teeming with sass, Corona of Blue is a ghost story thriller like no other. Packing a wallop of chills and frightful shivers, it manages still to brim with love and compassion. Corona of Blue will haunt you long after the final page is turned.

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Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer, by Demelza Carlton, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 80 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Suspense / Thriller

 

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

The worst monsters are human.

Six months ago, Nathan’s sister was brutally murdered.

Now the 23-year-old playboy desires only one thing: revenge.

Late at night, Nathan trudges down the beach where his sister’s body was found. He’s searching for answers, but all he finds is a new nightmare: another girl’s tortured body.

Only this one isn’t dead . . . yet.

The unlikely hero becomes the prime suspect. Saving Caitlin’s life was just the start. Nathan must win her trust and unlock the memories hidden in her nightmares to find out who’s really responsible, before it’s too late.

Click here to pick up your copy of Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer.

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The Enemy of an Enemy, by Vincent Trigili, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars based on 82 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Space Opera

 

 

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

Vydor is riding a wave of success, but now his ship, the Dragon Claw, is being sent to investigate a mysterious event deep within the Empire’s space. A secret research colony has fallen silent and the forces sent to investigate were never heard from again.

A new enemy has come to the Empire bringing with it dark powers that were abandoned long before the Empire was born. Powers that were thought to be legends and myths.

It’s up to Vydor to keep this force at bay and protect the Empire, but it may come at the cost of his faith and shake the foundations of the Empire itself.

The Lost Tales of Power is an open-ended series of Sci-Fi/Fantasy books set in a vast multiverse featuring a mixture of traditional fantasy and science fiction elements.

Click here to pick up your copy of The Enemy of an Enemy.

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Second Summer, by Shirleen Davies, 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 48 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

Second Summer, Book One in the MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary Romance Series

In this passionate Contemporary Romance, author Shirleen Davies introduces her readers to the modern day MacLarens starting with Heath MacLaren, the head of the family.

The Chairman of both the MacLaren Cattle Co. and MacLaren Land Development, he is a success professionally, but his personal life is another matter.

Following a divorce after a long, loveless marriage Heath spends his time with women who are beautiful and passionate, yet unable to provide what he longs for . . .

. . . Heath has never experienced love even though he witnesses it every day between his younger brother, Jace, and wife, Caroline. He wants what they have yet spends his time with women too young to understand what drives him and too focused on themselves to be true companions.

It’s been two years since Annie’s husband died, leaving her to build a new life. He was her soul-mate and confidante, she has no desire to find a replacement, yet longs for male friendship . . .

. . . Annie’s closest friend in Fire Mountain, Caroline MacLaren, is determined to see Annie come out of her shell after almost two years of mourning. A chance meeting with Heath turns into an offer to be a part of the MacLaren Foundation Board and an opportunity for a life outside her home sanctuary which has also become her prison. The platonic friendship that builds between Annie and Heath points to a future where each may rely on the other without the bonds a romance would entail.

However, without consciously seeking it, each yearns for more . . .

. . . The MacLaren Development Company is booming with Heath at the helm. His meetings at a partner company with the young, beautiful marketing director, who makes no secret of her desire for him, are a temptation. But is she the type of woman he truly wants?

. . . Annie’s acceptance of the deep, yet passionless, friendship with Heath sustains her, lulling her to believe it is all she needs. At least until Heath drops a bombshell, forcing Annie to realize that what she took for friendship is actually a deep, lasting love. One she doesn’t want to lose.

Each must decide to settle, or fight for it all.

Second Summer is the first book in the MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary novella series. Heartwarming stories of difficult choices, loyalty, and lasting romance.

Click here to pick up your copy of Second Summer.

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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. Also, similar to what I tell you in the daily posts – while the pricing of the 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!

Straight and True: A Regency Novella, by Justice Joy, has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

Isabella Reed has loved Nathan Trammell since she was eleven. Unfortunately, he does not return her affections. When she is invited to a house party at his family’s estate, she makes plans to win his heart.

Alexander Brent, her childhood nemesis, has been in love with her for most of his life, but he could never hold a candle to his cousin, Nathan. Now, fresh from a tour of the continent and changed from the ungainly youth he once was, Alex is determined to foil Isabella’s plans.

He offers to help her so he could secretly thwart her…but in doing so, he just might end up ensuring her success.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ealxhm into your web browser to pick up your copy of Straight and True: A Regency Novella.

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The Cause, by Roderick Vincent, is regularly $4.39 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Thriller / Suspense

 

 

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

The second American Revolution will be a fire lit from an internal spark.

The year is 2022.
America is on the verge of economic and social collapse. The U.S. government has made individual freedom its enemy. African American hacker Isse Corvus enters a black-ops training camp. Hyper-intelligent, bold, and ambitious, Corvus discovers the leaders are revolutionaries seeking to return the U.S. back to its Constitutional roots. Soon the camp fractures. Who is traitor? Who is patriot? With no place to hide, Corvus learns that if he doesn’t join “The Cause” and help them hack the NSA’s servers, it could mean his life. If he joins, he becomes part of a conspiracy to overthrow America’s financial elite and uncover NSA secrets.

What happens when the NSA and martial law meets revolution?

Turning patriotism into dangerous disruption (similar to the movements of Occupy Wall Street, Anonymous, and WikiLeaks), “The Cause” embroils Corvus in a deadly game with the NSA. A novel of juxtaposition, The Cause also tells the tale of the ruthless, manipulative, and opportunistic NSA Director, General Titus Montgomery. The President has told Montgomery that rule of law must be maintained at all costs.

George Orwell wrote about the fully evolved totalitarian state in 1984. Here is a futuristic “pre-Orwellian” novel where the shape of a totalitarian state is still forming.

Set inside a conspiracy to overthrow America’s financial oligarchy, a conspiracy that’s up against the dense web of the NSA’s new, more ruthless surveillance system, The Cause is a dystopian technothriller taking many topical issues to the next logical level. Although this is NSA fiction, many of the technologies and NSA codenames used throughout the novel are in existence today. In this way, the reader is placed on the fringe of our world by taking a step farther into the future to ask the question, “How far away are we?”

With crackling prose, the narrative in this technothriller brims with details about the NSA and takes us through the web of conspiracy from the perspective of a unique hacker character not yet seen in the genre.

Robotic warfare, drones, quantum computers, Anonymous, the NSA, along with a cast of conniving characters, this novel takes you on a manifest journey on how a new revolution could be born.

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

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Merry Wishes, by Karen Pokras, has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

An ugly divorce behind her, Carly Cater is looking forward to a truly Merry Christmas. With interest for her art from a high-powered fashion designer and a new romance with her handsome contractor, Jason Hardy, her life is finally heading in the right direction. That is, until her ex-husband suddenly returns to interfere, and mysterious texts draw Jason away. Is this another holiday disaster in the making, or will an offer to create a mural for the brain-injury patients at Greenbriar Manor bring her the Christmas miracle she’d been seeking?

While part of the Whispered Wishes series, this is a holiday novella and was written as a stand-alone spin-off.

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

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Master of Breath, by Paul Allen, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

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

In the early 1930’s, a vicious criminal, alleged to be a prophet and the grandson of the great Seminole war chief, Osceola, escapes from a Florida prison along with two condemned black convicts, recruits a few reservation tribesmen sick of being “road stand Indians,” snatches a pair of young hostages and goes on an insanely tragic and doomed campaign to “take back this pointed land” or to kill as many whites as possible before defeat and death.

The novel is a story of flickering madness and humanity, of loyalties and vengeance, of savagery and instinctive compassion, among both the band of killers and the posse that relentlessly pursues it through the Everglades, an awesome and inspiring landscape of reptile infested swamps, vast clouds of insects, stifling humidity, debilitating heat and sudden violent storms that reflects the savagery and possibilities of goodness of the humans that have invaded it. Both savagery and the possibility of goodness, it becomes clear, exist in the pursued and the pursuers and in nature itself.

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

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Venus Lionheart: The Witch And The God, by Dino Costi, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Young Adult

 

 

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

Harry Potter meets The Da Vinci Code in a controversial and unforgettable fantasy adventure.

Venus Lionheart always knew that she was a little out of the ordinary. After all, not every 12 year old has psychic visions and bizarre out-of-body experiences. But when the mysterious Galahad turns up on the last day of school and suggests that she may actually be a living, breathing witch, things soon take a turn for the worse.

Hunted by the deadly Grey Men, Venus must flee her sleepy town and make a perilous journey across the country to escape her fiercest enemy the one who calls himself the Son of God. With only her loyal friends and her crude magic to help her, Venus has to fight to stay alive . . . and save the world as we know it.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/venuslionheart into your web browser to pick up your copy of Venus Lionheart: The Witch And The God.

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Gateway of India, by Ken Doyle, has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

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

The Gateway of India, built in the early twentieth century, served as a ceremonial entrance to the city of Bombay. Today, it remains the city’s most famous landmark.

This collection of three linked short stories provides a gateway into the lives of ordinary Bombay citizens. A doctor and his wife decide to leave the city for retirement in a coastal town but soon face choices that threaten to disrupt their idyllic existence. A doctor’s assistant loses his job and tries to make a living as a bus conductor with disastrous consequences. A police inspector’s top-secret assignment promises easy money—if he can complete the task. Each story in this collection is a vignette that illuminates the challenges and triumphs of life in India’s most cosmopolitan city.

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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 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!

Twisted Linen, by C.W. Cook, 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 44 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

Against his wife’s warnings, Simon agrees to help Cardinal Genovi expose the conspiracy behind a modern-day cult. But Simon should have listened to Grace. She’s more than smart and alluring … she is usually right!

Twisted Linen is a fast-paced conspiracy thriller offering a chilling view of a possible future. Drawn from modern-day current events, human genetic engineering, and end-times Scripture. Weaves a fictional tale around Biblical prophecy concerning Israel and astronomical signs to occur in 2017. An appropriate read for those who like believable suspense thrillers with a touch of the occult and paranormal.

For decades Simon LaCroix faithfully served as Special Agent in Charge of Vatican Security, but now he and his wife Grace want a safer life apart from Rome. Their bug-out plans are interrupted when a top raking Cardinal summons Simon to the Papal Office and discloses a diabolical threat against the civilized world. A modern-day cult called the Golden Dawn plans to use the latest in genetic science to usher in a Final World Order, and Cardinal Genovi demands Simon’s help this one last time. But there are deep fractures in the Church, unexpected betrayals, and dark secrets concealed in Grace’s past.

From the majestic city of Rome to the picturesque city of San Sebastian, Spain, Simon and Grace race against time to expose the conspiracy behind the cult’s insidious agenda. The situation turns deadly when a kidnapping ensnares them in a net of deception, deceit and divided loyalty. And where it all leads. . .a dark nightmare into the underbelly of the occult with demonic consequences not revealed until the very end.

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

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PALEO DIET – Get Started, Get Motivated, Feel Great, by Elizabeth Gordon, 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 19 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Cooking

 

 

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

Make a change today and increase your odds of a long and healthy life.

Discover the PALEO diet and the penny drops: GOOD HEALTH IS NO LOTTERY!

YES, Paleo can help you lose weight, but there is far more to it than that. I will quote studies and research to show how a Paleo lifestyle can help you avoid cancer, diabetes, heart disease and many more of today’s health bogeymen.

Paleo Diet: Get Started, Get Motivated, Feel Great aims to introduce and explain the benefits and rules of Paleo.

* I help you get started with a 7 day meal plan packed with delicious recipes for every meal including snacks.
* Chapter two gives you all the reasons, research and facts you will need to convince you that the only way is PALEO.
* There are recipes for Paleo puddings and snacks, so you will never feel hungry.
* You will be eating all your favourite meat, fish and seafood dishes with tasty vegetables.
* Advise on Paleo exercise.
* Ten sporting and screen star celebs who endorse Paleo

I explain why PALEO helps you address issues such as:
* Eczema and allergies
* Bloating and IBS
* Lack of energy
* Poor digestion

So come on! Be fitter, thinner, healthier and filled with energy on PALEO.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/9hux83 into your web browser to pick up your copy of PALEO DIET – Get Started, Get Motivated, Feel Great.

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Vessel, by Andrew J. Morgan, 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 207 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

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

A discovery that has the potential to change the world
Excitement is high when the crew of the International Space Station discovers a mysterious object in orbit around Earth. But something goes wrong, and contact with the station is lost. When journalist Sean Jacob gets wind of the situation, he embarks on a journey to reveal the truth, winding his way into the biggest conspiracy to ever face mankind.

But are we ready for it?
As Sean investigates, what he finds is scarcely believable, and he begins to doubt his decision to get involved. But when an informant dies in suspicious circumstances, he is left with no other choice than to dig deeper. With the help of people he’s not sure he can trust, against an enemy with seemingly unstoppable power, Sean takes the fight right to its heart. What he finds there is the last thing he ever expected . . .

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/th0mv6 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Vessel.

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The Voodoo Woman, by Kitty Margo, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just $1.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

The Voodoo Woman is an 800 page compilation of the four bestselling books in the Tropical Paradise Series, Lynna’s Rogue, Lynna’s Beau, Lynna’s Promise and Lynna’s Destiny.

In this epic saga of lust, betrayal, slavery, cocoa plantations, and voodoo, Lynna Rhodes believes that she has found the perfect husband in Joshua Jordan. Unfortunately, upon arrival at his cotton plantation in Charleston, South Carolina she has a sudden change of heart. Within hours, she discovers that his entire family suffers from one nightmare scenario after another due to a thirty year curse from The Voodoo Woman.

The Voodoo Woman, seething with rage that Joshua has found true love, sets her sight, and spells, on his wife. Only with the help of a young mute girl, Clara, born with a veil and mystical powers, will Lynna even survive the heartbreaking years that follow.

With their newborn daughter at death’s door from one of The Voodoo Woman’s curses, the trio must leave their loved ones behind and travel to the lush tropical paradise of Trinidad in search of a shaman with the power to uncross the hex of The Voodoo Woman.

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

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The Imposter, by Judith Lucci, has been discounted to just $1.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 33 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Medical Thriller

 

 

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

LIFE IS NOT EASY IN THE BIG EASY
It is hotter than hell in New Orleans and newly promoted NOPD Commander Jack Francoise is battling horrific crime in the Vieux Carre in the August heat. At Crescent City Medical Center’s Psychiatric Pavilion, nurses are doling out Thorazine Slurpees and Geodon shots to some of the most criminally insane and viciously psychotic patients in the South. Alexandra Destephano, a registered nurse and legal counsel for CCMC, is troubled by safety issues in The Pavilion and enlists former husband, dashing surgeon Robert Bonnet to assist her in minimizing the dangers, but they are only aware of the ones they see. The situation escalates as the days become hotter and the nights become longer. Brutal beatings and murder are the order of the day and life in the Big Easy is clearly Uneasy.

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

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T Wave, by Steven F. Freeman, 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 21 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

Stokely Medical Group has a secret…

When FBI Forensic Accountant Mallory Wilson is called to investigate the potential theft of narcotics from a local medical group, the routine case takes a sinister turn as she and boyfriend Alton Blackwell uncover a series of questionable patient deaths.

Alton and Mallory race to get to the bottom of the ominous events, applying their skills as never before while the plans of murderous drug dealers, cheating spouses, and profit-minded hospital administrators collide with unexpected consequences.

When the investigators themselves come under attack, the case takes on even greater urgency. To protect themselves and prevent further bloodshed, Alton and Mallory must follow a trail of perplexing clues to uncover the malevolent secrets behind the medical facility’s sterile walls.

The solution that awaits them, however, defies their wildest expectations. As they attempt to solve the baffling case, their struggle to maintain a long-distance relationship faces a new challenge as Alton is forced to relocate to a new, out-of-state office.

A fast-paced mystery, T WAVE serves up a roller-coaster ride of unexpected twists with a side of romance.

Click here to pick up your copy of T Wave.

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First World – A Walker Saga Book 1, by Jaymin Eve, 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 163 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Young Adult

 

 

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

A young adult paranormal romance series.
An epic journey.
If the Seventine are released, will anyone survive?

Abigail Swish might not love her life, living in gang-ridden New York in 2035 and training to fight and survive with Compound 23. But she is grateful for a few things, especially her no-filter-between-brain-and-mouth best friend Lucy and her escape each night into a dream world far different from her own.

In fact, sometimes she lives for the fleeting moments she spends at night with the man who fuels every romantic fantasy she’s ever had. But each morning reality returns. She could just cry. But she won’t. Tears don’t change a damn thing.

Then without any warning, a month before her eighteenth birthday, everything does change. A guardian finds her. He explains, in a strangely familiar accent, that she was stashed on Earth for safekeeping and has been lost to her family ever since. And it is time to return home. To First World; a land of unimagined beauty.

Abigail and Lucy find themselves thrust from New York and into another world. Day one: traversing through an unforgiving wilderness. Yeah, because that sort of thing just happens every day. Luckily an unexpected savior arrives; the man from her dream-world. Brace is six-and-a-half feet of gorgeous perfectness, wrapped in an arrogance like no other. Unable to trust his assistance, and unsure which of her instincts to follow – kiss him or punch him in the mouth – Abigail eventually accepts his help to find her family.

And what a family. Enter Josian, her father, larger than life and apparently not even human. He is Walker, a planet-less race revered as gods, causing mischief and mayhem through-out this star-system. Unfortunately, there is no time for a cozy reunion, since her return to First World is the unknown catalyst, setting forth a chain of events which could spell disaster for all worlds.

First World is book one in the Walker Saga, a seven-book paranormal fantasy series.

Click here to pick up your copy of First World – A Walker Saga Book 1.

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your second 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!

Grieving Liberty, by Kyra Gregory, 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 12 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

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

Sebastian and Serena have lived privileged lives, their every desire tended to, with their status as the children of the country’s ruler. However, the walls that contain them are not solely those of the palace, but of expectations and politics that come with their positions.

The country’s solidifying alliance with Rome upon the return of a childhood acquaintance brings about changes that they never wished to see, causing devastation and despair to touch their lives and loved ones far too closely for them to sit back and do nothing any longer. They become determined to take action, even if it means that their country may not survive. Even if it means that their history would fade into nothingness, at least they would have lived freely.

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

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Love at Absolute Zero, by Christopher Meeks, 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 out of 5 stars based on 78 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

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

“Love at Absolute Zero” is about a physicist who tries to apply the tools of science to finding a soul mate. Specifically, Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old physicist at the University of Wisconsin, gets a promotion, and all he can only think of now is finding a wife, causing his research to falter. To meet his soul mate within three days—that’s what he wants and all time he can carve out—he and his team are using the scientific method, to riotous results.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/f3tym3 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Love at Absolute Zero.

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The Noticer’s Guide To Living And Laughing: Change Your Life Without Changing Your Routine, by Margery Leveen Sher, is regularly $6.99 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 29 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Non-Fiction

 

 

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

Change your life without changing your routine! How? By Noticing what you see! And by being ready with an easy laugh. Life is Amazing. Life can be Annoying. And life is full of our Human Idiosyn-Crazies™! Do you know why you should be awestruck by broccoli? Do you know why you should love zippers? Do you know there is a lot of Totally DeTestable Technology™ out there? Do you know why our closets get filled with junk? Do you spit a lot? This book is filled with 97 “Noticings” (short essays), each followed by conversation-starters to have with your kids, your parents or grandparents, your spouse, or your coworkers. Noticing is mindfulness with a smile.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/a5zqnn into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Noticer’s Guide To Living And Laughing: Change Your Life Without Changing Your Routine.

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Flypaper, by C.K. Vile, 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 8 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

Raised in a nightmare-like existence he now recreates in his books, Nick Dawkins wants nothing more than to be left alone. Podunk USA should be far enough away, but for his most passionate fans, the end of the earth is still too close.

Danielle, a fan who manages to find him, shows up and his writer’s block vanishes. He’s inspired. Dreams he didn’t know he had are on the brink of coming true.

He should know better. He’s the teller of terror. There’s no room in his life for fairytales.

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

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Deception, by Stacy Claflin, 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 74 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Paranormal

 

 

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

What if your whole life was a lie?

Alexis Ferguson thinks she has everything figured out, but has no idea how wrong she is. Set up on a blind date, she meets a gorgeous stranger and feels that she’s known him her entire life, but she has never seen him before.

He awakens in her long-forgotten dark memories, and now she must face the one who ordered her death years ago. Will she learn to use her strange new powers in time to save herself? Will she let him help her? Should she trust him?

Click here to pick up your free copy of Deception.

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The Other Sister, by Leanne Davis, 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 358 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Romance / New Adult

 

 

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

General Travis Bains has two daughters, one who is good, and one who is bad. Everyone knows Lindsey is the good one, and Jessie is the bad one.

Jessie Bains is the other sister, the bad sister, which she has proven more often than not, until the day she gets kidnapped and brutally raped. Will Hendricks, one of her father’s soldiers, rescues her and brings her home, but fears she may be nearly destroyed by what is done to her. The most important thing, however, is that no one can know, per the general’s orders.

Jessie’s life was always far from normal as the daughter of one of the most revered generals in the world. No one sees what the general does to Jessie, except Will. When Will discovers the danger Jessie is living in at her father’s hand, he once again rescues her. Will has survived the horrors of war, but is now engaged in a battle that has become far more personal and far more deadly. Will alone realizes what the general has done and will do to destroy his “other” daughter.

Click here to pick up your free copy of The Other Sister.

 

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

I don’t know about you, but I am glad the weekend is just about here…this week has seemed longer than usual in Houston due to all of the rain and dark clouds for over a week!

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!

Through the Windshield, 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 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

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

The FIRST of two books featuring troubled, fearlessly funny Eleanor Rushing, each a cockeyed (yet charming) work of literary humor by Kindle bestselling author Patty Friedmann.

A tour de force whose heroine falls somewhere between the Southern elegance of Walker Percy and the zany dark comedy of THE CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES. Here’s the set-up:

Surrounded by the splendor and excess of old money in New Orleans, Eleanor Rushing is a wry and witty young woman who first locks eyes with the love of her life at a City Council meeting. What starts as an innocuous infatuation with Dr. Maxim Walters, a Methodist minister who just so happens to be married, quickly turns into obsessive passion: she orchestrates an automobile accident outside his house, stuffs envelopes at his church, follows him on a business venture, sets up camp in the tools shed in his backyard…

Eleanor’s voice is both acutely perceptive and macabrely unhinged. She considers herself blessed with the ability to “remember everything,” except that her recollections and impressions seem to be at odds with everyone around her. By the time her “relationship” with Dr. Walters begins to spin frantically out of control, we’ve become her willing and faithful admirers. She’s so smart and funny—although a thoroughgoing fruitcake–that we can’t help but love her. Don’t we all have a friend like that?

Magnificently showcases Friedmann’s touted powers of psychological acuity and laugh-out-loud dark humor.

Who will like it: Fans of contemporary literary humor, especially in Southern fiction; humor and satire in general, and in particular THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, CATCH-22, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS; masters of dark, offbeat humorous fiction like Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Moore—and of course the New Orleans hometown favorite, John Kennedy Toole.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/windshield into your web browser to pick up your copy of Through the Windshield.

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Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s Love Story, by Marianne Sciucco, 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 98 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

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

What if the person who knew you best and loved you most forgot your face, and couldn’t remember your name? A nursing facility is everyone’s solution for what to do about Sara, but her husband, Jack, can’t bear to live without her. He is committed to saving his marriage, his wife, and their life together from the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. He and Sara retired years ago to the house of their dreams, and operated it as a Cape Cod bed and breakfast named Blue Hydrangeas. Jack has made an impossible promise: He and Sara will stay together in their beautiful home no matter what the disease brings. However, after nine years of selfless caregiving, complicated by her progressing Alzheimer’s and his own failing heart, he finally admits he can no longer care for her at home. With reluctance, he arranges to admit her to an assisted living facility. But, on the day of admission, Sara is having one of her few good days, and he is unable to follow through. Instead, he takes them on an impulsive journey to confront their past and reclaim their future. In the end, he realizes that staying together at any cost is what truly matters.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/bluehydrangeas into your web browser to pick up your copy of Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s Love Story.

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Pinpoint, by Sheila Mary Taylor, 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 92 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

A lawyer, a murderer and a policeman – caught in a tangled web of love, loss, terror and intrigue in this driving psychological thriller.

When criminal lawyer Julia Grant interviews Sam Smith who has been charged with a vicious murder, she feels a strange connection to him.

Has she met him before? Does he hold a key to her lost childhood memories?

He feels a connection too. ‘Julia, you are the only one who can help me,’ he pleads.

Is it the same connection? Does he know something she cannot recall?

When he is duly convicted despite her best efforts, he suddenly turns on her in the courtroom and threatens that one day he will make sure to wreak his revenge on her.

But why?

What has she ever done to him?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/t05que into your web browser to pick up your copy of Pinpoint.

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The Trials of Caste, by Joel Babbitt, 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 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Fantasy

 

 

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

In this explosive first novel in the Paladin of a Hidden God Series, the ancient game of destiny known as the Trials of Caste shows the Will of the Gods and reveals the Hand of the Fates.

A fresh voice in the Fantasy genre, Joel Babbitt’s story of Durik the kobold and his companions is genuine, triumphant, and absorbing. In two days and two square miles of caverns, Joel takes the reader deep into the heart of a tribe in turmoil. Looming insurrection, insurgent pacts, ancient powers, noble designs, and young aspirations combine to make the unforgettable coming-of-age tale of Durik the kobold and his companions.

With their year of training now past, Durik and six other young warriors are about to undergo the Trials of Caste where all of them will strive for the coveted position of elite warrior and the prestige and power that comes with it, though only one will win. Simultaneously, a deadly conspiracy threatens to destroy their tribal leaders and seize the throne for its own evil purposes. Durik and his six companions must each chose sides as the actions of an insurgent pact bring a day of decision for all the children of Kale. Yet through it all, as if from beyond where the ancestors go, an ancient power calls to Durik, strengthening him as he and his closest companions risk everything to fight against this encroaching evil.

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

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Lord of the Abbey, by K. R. Richards, 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 102 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

Confirmed spinster, Lady Rowena Locke, seeks aid from Harry Bellingham, the Earl of Glaston and head of the renowned Avalon Society, a historical and paranormal Society, to find the lost Glastonbury treasures. Harry is not only interested in the treasure hidden by the last Abbot of Glastonbury before the dissolution of the Abbey, but he is also interested in Rowena.

When Harry and his fellow Avalon Society members step in to assist Rowena and her aunt on their quest, dangerous and mysterious men in brown coats and hats appear in Glastonbury. They are also searching for the lost Abbey treasure. It’s a race against time as the mysterious ‘Brown Coats’ seem to always be one step ahead of them. The Society finds more clues, treasures, letters and holy secrets. Will they discover who the ‘Brown Coats’ are and why they are after the treasures? Can Harry convince marriage wary Rowena to trust in love and marry him?

Click here to pick up your free copy of Lord of the Abbey.

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Khe, by Alexes Razevich, 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 218 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

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

Immerse Yourself in an Alien World

Khe loves her simple life on a farming commune, until she discovers that her gift for pushing the crops is a death sentence. Fleeing across the treacherous wilderness, she makes her way to the city of Chimbalay, searching for the orindles who might save her. But Chimbalay has its own dangers. The Powers are there—the secret rulers who have chosen Khe to be the mother of a monstrous new race.

Neither “man in space” SciFi nor classical fantasy, Khe deftly blends elements of both while satisfying those wanting something new in a dystopian story. Readers looking for solid world-building and fresh and fully-realized characters will especially enjoy this book.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Khe.

 

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your second group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Thursday: 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!

Effortless Savings: A Money Management Guide to Saving Without Sacrifice, by Richard Syrop, 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 126 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Advice & How-To

 

 

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

Discover Money Management Strategies That Can Save You Thousands of Dollars Every Year

Effortless Savings is the ultimate money management guide to saving without sacrifice. Perfect for readers of any income level or household size, it contains hundreds of ways to save money that are easy and manageable. Richard gives step-by-step instructions to help you:

• Shrink your cell phone bill without compromising your call quality, coverage, or data speeds

• Lower your Internet and Pay-TV rates while maintaining your current service

• Reduce your utility bills with simple, energy-efficient solutions

• Minimize your grocery bills without clipping coupons or looking through sales flyers

• Save time and money by getting your prescription drugs delivered to your front door

• Slash the cost of automotive maintenance and repairs without getting your hands dirty

• See movies at nationwide cinemas, any time of day, for matinee prices

• Acquire discounted tickets to concerts, sporting events, and live theater

• Find the absolute lowest rates for airline tickets, hotel reservations, and car rentals

• Open a FDIC-insured checking account that pays up to twenty times more interest than standard accounts

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/x8a3k2 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Effortless Savings: A Money Management Guide to Saving Without Sacrifice.

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War Remains, by Jeffrey Miller, 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 38 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

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

Robert “Bobby” Washkowiak battles his way through the bitter first winter of the Korean War, longing for home, his wife, and newborn son. Fifty years later, his son and grandson come across his wartime letters and together, they try to find out what really happened to him on one of the battlefields of that “forgotten war.”

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

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The Vanished, by Tim Kizer, has been discounted to just 99 cents 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.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Suspense

 

 

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

He has to become a child killer to save his daughter’s life.

On May 6, five-year-old Annie Miller goes missing in a park. On May 7, her father, David Miller, fails a lie detector test. On May 9, during a hypnosis session, David confesses to murdering his daughter and gives the police the location of the knife he used to kill her. The knife has traces of Annie’s blood and David’s fingerprints all over it.

Two weeks later, a man named Ben calls David and tells him Annie’s alive. Ben is willing to let the girl go, but first David has to do something for him–something that would land David in prison for the rest of his life.

Can David trust him?

Is Ben even real?

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

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Rogue’s Honor, by Brenda Hiatt, 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 127 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

To escape her stepmother’s matchmaking machinations, Lady Pearl runs away, pretending to be a common housemaid, with the help of her abigail. When she is rescued from the near-disaster of recognition by a charming serving-man, Pearl pretends to be simpleminded to safeguard herself from any unwanted advances. But soon she begins to suspect that her rescuer is far more than the common servant he seemed at first.

Luke St. Clair lives a double life, pretending to be a gentleman while in reality sustaining himself and the needy as the notorious Robin Hood-type thief, the Saint of Seven Dials. The last thing he needs in his life is a beautiful simpleton in need of protection. But “Purdy” proves to be anything but simple—or common! Once he learns the truth, does he dare continue, in the ballrooms of the elite, the flirtation that began in the slums of London? The risk is enormous, but Lady Pearl’s sweet kisses may just be worth it.

Click here to pick up your copy of Rogue’s Honor.

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Wings of Arian, by Devri Walls, 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 100 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Young Adult Fantasy

 

 

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

Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.

With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.

She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.

However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non-magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.

And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.

Click here to pick up your copy of Wings of Arian.

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Widow Walk

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day, Widow Walk, by Gerard LaSalle, 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 32 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Genre: Historical Fiction

 

 

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

In the early days of the American Pacific Northwest, small settlements dot the wilds of streams and dense woods. Isaac Evers, a community leader and former militiaman, has established a small colony on Whidbey Island. Though the area appears calmer than in the past, the northern indigenous clans still threaten the livelihood of Isaac’s growing family.

While Isaac is away on expeditions, his wife Emmy tends to the many duties required of a property owner on Whidbey Island. Bold and assertive, Emmy has little time for the restraint of social mores. But as times on the island become more turbulent, her constitution and conviction are tested.

Elsewhere, Haida native Anah-nawitka feels the rush of his first kill and the satisfying vengeance cast from his hand to the head of the invading white colonists. Basking in the praise from his tribemates, Anah starts down a violent path that will alter a great many lives.

Meanwhile, the British and the U.S. Army are quietly grinding against each other following a boundary dispute, leaving men like Captain George Edward Pickett in a tight situation. In charge of the nearby Union fort, Pickett does his best to maintain his authority while he struggles with tragic events in his past.

Weaving these story threads together into a powerful whole, Gerard LaSalle tells the story of an unforgettable American adventure.

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

 

About the Author:

 

gerard lasalle

 

Born in Seattle, Gerard LaSalle has several degrees, including a BA from Reed College, an MD from Cornell, an MFA in film/video from CalArts, and an emergency medicine residency at UCLA. In his nonmedical pursuits, he is an award-winning documentary and animation filmmaker. His diverse interests also include historical research, sculpting, and writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He works from his studio on Maury Island in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.

You can visit Gerard’s Amazon author page if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/gerard into your web browser.

 

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