Here’s your second of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Monday: 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!
Author: Bailey Baxter
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars
Where Snow White’s fairytale ends, Tim Hunter’s begins.
Fairytale? Scratch that. Make it nightmare instead!
When 12-year-old Tim Hunter steals his sister Kat’s diary, he thinks it’s his chance to get enough dirt on her to last a lifetime. But, he doesn’t count on his older brother Ron helping Kat chase him through his grandma’s old Victorian home — although, frankly, he should have. And he doesn’t plan on trespassing on the forbidden third floor — and getting locked into a dark, creepy room with scary old Uncle Edgar.
But what he really doesn’t expect is the large golden object covered by a sheet in the corner.
A mirror. A magic mirror that once belonged to the Brothers Grimm.
A gateway to another world.
Thanks to a dirty trick and a shove by Uncle Edgar, Tim and his siblings find themselves on the other side of the mirror in a medieval land of castles, kings, and dangerous creatures.
Cool? Yeah, Tim thinks so, at first. But a run-in with a prince named Gavril and his not-so-merry-men changes his mind — and fast. It turns out there’s a prophecy about three strangers from a distant land who will defeat the evil Queen Morissa, take back the land of Tryton, and restore the throne to King Gunther.
And guess who King Gunther thinks those three “deliverers” are. You got it… Tim, Ron and Kat. When given a choice between fulfilling the prophecy and rotting in a dungeon (until they’re executed, that is), the three siblings are told that all they have to do is steal the queen’s mirror — and bring it back to the king.
Sounds simple, right? But nothing is as it seems. And as he has to face enemy soldiers, horrible creatures called “galrogs” (who eat kids like Tim for lunch), and even a fire-breathing dragon, Tim has to wonder…
Can a kid with zero sword fighting skills — and the athletic ability of a slug — defeat a wicked, powerful queen and make it home alive?
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Author: Morris Fenris
Genre: Western Romance
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Need to track down an outlaw? Bring a desperado to justice? Catch a pickpocket or a rustler or a crook?
Then John Yancey is the man to hire.
John Yancey, Pinkerton agent.
Right now John has been hired by Noah Harper to locate a thieving half-sister. According to Noah, Cecelia Powell made off with part of his inheritance after their father died unexpectedly in a carriage accident, and Noah wants it back.
John’s acceptance of the case takes him from her connection with an exclusive boarding school in Switzerland to a Boston madam’s bawdy house to the 1860 gold fields of California. San Francisco, to be exact.
But all is not as it seems.
For one thing, pretty Miss Powell doesn’t fit anyone’s image of a criminal. For another, she is apparently living far too respectable a life, as owner and headmistress of an Academy for Girls.
Just how much of what Noah has claimed is actually true?
Still, delving into the young woman’s background reveals that she was, indeed, born in a bordello; and she has become the owner, whether legally or not, of controlling interest in a gold mining conglomerate.
Further investigation finds that she is sharing residence with an older man, Gabriel Finnegan, while at the same time becoming betrothed to one of the city’s pillars of society, insipid and ineffectual Josiah Kingsley. Josiah is neither too insipid nor ineffectual, however, to demand complete financial and emotional control over his vacillating bride-to-be upon their marriage.
The lady herself is proving to be an enigma. Finished with what he can, John sends his report, per arrangement, to Noah Harper via Pony Express. San Francisco’s attractions beckon, and he is able to explore the area, getting acquainted with townspeople and businesses. Nice enough, he decides. Maybe he’ll relocate here, settle down, start his own agency. Meanwhile, he has dealt with any complications arising from the Powell case and considers it closed.
Until Noah Harper unexpectedly shows up, armed with all of John’s information and spoiling for a fight.
That’s when the complications really begin.
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Author: M. P. McDonald
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Faced with an extinction event, Cole Evans only chance to save his family is to establish a haven. Isolated, hard to reach, and with enough space for his brother’s family as well, he has the perfect location–if only they can all reach it before they’re infected…
As a former Navy epidemiologist, Cole is well aware of the rare, infectious diseases the military studies. He also knows, first-hand, the government’s stance on sharing information with the public, so if the media has already learned about the disease, then it’s far too late to contain the outbreak.
What started as a “flu” outbreak on a military base proves deadlier than Ebola and more contagious than the Spanish Flu. Sympatico Syndrome is unlike anything the world has ever seen. Victims’ behavior is changing to accommodate the rapid spread of the virus.
Click here to pick up your free copy of Infection in the Amazon Kindle store.
Authors: S.C. King
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
It’s 2016 and people are still the same. We are motivated by love or money in equal amounts, all relationship have their pros and cons, and most often we don’t know what we have until we are about to lose it.
Welcome to Inheritance Mystery. Love, scandal, murder, and luxury cars await you. Growing up with money has taught Jasper that he can have what he wants without working for it. It has also attracted a gold-digging girlfriend that thinks the same thing.
What is Jasper willing to do to inherit his uncle’s money? What is Jasper’s girlfriend willing to do to ensure that he does?
In this face paced, modern take on part of the human condition, we meet characters who are motivated by greed, love, and Family. We learn that no matter how far society has progressed, we are still the simple creators we have always been.
And in the end, we learn that blood is still thicker than water and arsenic is still a viable option for murder.
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Author: Patricia Clark
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Volume 1-3 of the Cleary Case Files follows FBI Agent Shawn Cleary as she pursues killers with disparate motives, methods, and signatures. There are no cliffhangers, but there is so much character development in each succeeding volume that reading them in order would enhance the experience.
A common thread involves twin serial killers, Mitchell and Trevor Gant. They will be dealt with in the upcoming Volume 4, Fourplay, to be released in November, 2016.
Volume 1: First, Kill All The Lawyers
FBI agent Shawn Cleary realizes a cunning killer has taken Shakespeare’s advice literally as the body count of poisoned lawyers rises. Shawn must find a way to work with Sgt. Ed Pulaski of the Washington, D.C. Police Department, who usually works alone because of his irascible personality.
Shawn’s romantic interest and her many relatives lend a humanizing touch to the revelations of dirty politics allowing character development to drive the story. As the evidence begins to implicate Shawn in an elaborate conspiracy perpetrated by a surprising source, Shawn is forced to flee to prove her innocence.
Volume 2:Two Kill Again
Camping will never be the same! The National Park Slasher’s multiple victims are scattered across the country, adding to the fear that nobody is safe. FBI Agent Shawn Cleary pursues the ruthless killer through some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable to end the nightmare.
This follow up novel further develops Shawn as a complex character with a more empathetic side when she uses her skills as a psychologist to help a horribly injured child recover her memories and identify the killer. Pulaski reveals his softer side as he becomes involved in the newest case from a direction nobody would ever suspect.
Shawn sifts through false clues until a startling discovery after a horrific attack in Yosemite sends her to Glacier National Park with the knowledge that the attacks are more personal than she could have believed. Amid blizzard conditions, Shawn leads her wary team to the treacherous, snow covered trails of Glacier for a stunning confrontation.
Volume 3:Third Breath
Ebola outbreaks occupy the headlines, but the Superbugs created by a monster could be the cause of the next pandemic. Dr. Jamie Carpenter, enlisted by FBI Agent Shawn Cleary, agrees to an undercover assignment to discover the identity of a mass murderer whose goal is death on a global scale.
Meanwhile, Shawn is trying to convince her associates that recent suicides are the result of a criminal conspiracy. She theorizes that a splinter group is mimicking the NSA’s eavesdropping, identifying would be criminals, and cleverly eliminating them. The self-named Patronus prevents a massacre and declares society as its client.
The disparate cases are merged with Cleary acting as a mentor to Carpenter, trying to keep her focused on their common goals-find the perpetrators and prevent a pandemic. The novel races to a surprising conclusion tempting the reader to scan the chapters a second time looking for missed clues.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Beware the Orchids by Cynthia Hickey
Toss in a handsome handyman, quirky characters, and a flirtatious grandma and the fun never stops.
Dirty Little Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton
Jane found the most recent body floating in the hot tub at a client’s house. The dead guy was a notorious flirt and carouser. Had his romantic shenanigans gotten him killed?
Cleaning up a murder was bad enough, but Jane’s love life was a mess too. Usually absence makes the heart grow fonder, but her boyfriend Isaac’s overseas teaching job seems to be driving them apart.
On top of it all she’s been hand selected by her church as a candidate for one of their few fully funded missionary support positions. But can she solve a murder, keep her boyfriend, and follow her dream all at the same time?
Secrets Within by Gail Gaymer Martin
Jeff senses Laine suspects him of involvement in the scam. Caught in his own web of intrigue, Jeff cannot tell her the truth about himself. If he does, she could be in serious danger. And when pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, will Jeff’s final piece make Laine’s world complete or end it altogether?
Downfall by V.B. Tenery
As the investigation pushes forward, layers of deceit, greed, and bitterness are peeled away, and two families, connected by marriage and murder, face the exposure of their darkest secrets. It’s just another case until Matt finds his wife caught in the killer’s crosshairs.
The Assumption of Guilt by Amanda Tru
When a major theft happens at a party she’s attending, Sophie James finds herself the prime suspect. Has she been framed or was she just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Now Sophie must convince the police, along with her cop boyfriend, that she’s innocent. With no record, no motive, and no evidence, that shouldn’t be difficult. Then why does no one seem to believe her?
Maid for Murder: Deadly Business by Susette Williams
As the threads of deceit unravel, the murders begin to break out like a case of Bubonic Plague. Bailey uncovers deception, corruption and a few secrets that may forever change her life.
Bailey struggles to keep on the path she knows is right, fighting the temptation of the hunky Detective Max Wellington, who would like nothing more than to take her into protective custody, for more than just interfering in police business