Here’s your listing of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Tuesday: 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: Adrienne Barbeau
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars
NOT YOUR MAMA’S POLICE PROCEDURAL–A COP STORY WITH BITE…AND ROMANCE
Not to mention sharp, cutting wit. Detective Peter King and movie star Ovsanna Moore are the sexiest tongue-in-cheek crime-solving duo since MOONLIGHTING hit the air waves in the ‘80s. But they may remind you more of TRUE BLOOD’s Sookie and Eric than Maddie and David—because one of them’s a vampyre. And like Sookie’s Bon Temps, their Los Angeles has its fair share of shapeshifting sometime-humans.
Ovsanna’s the successful owner of her own Hollywood film studio and the star of 17 blockbuster horror films, plus three, sadly, that went straight to video. But even vampyres have bad days. Though never fat days or bad hair days—she looks pretty great for 450. And in those four and a half centuries she’s pretty much seen everything, formed an opinion about it, and developed the kind of worldly-wise wit the late Joan Rivers only dreamed of.
Peter, on the other hand, is a Beverly Hills cop firmly rooted in human affairs, from the domestic issues of his lively Italian family to the romantic ones of his neighbor, snake dancer Suzie Q. Though Ovsanna’s had flings with everyone from Genghis Khan to Errol Flynn, Peter’s got what it takes to catch her eye and hold her interest. And he’s one hell of a detective. He’s also a consummate master of spin, concealing what he knows about the world of vampyres, werewolves, and shapeshifters while solving the crimes they commit.
Barbeau, a beloved actress much like Ovsanna herself, is a skilled satirist possessed of a sharp eye for the absurdity of Hollywood, with its petty jealousies, vain ambitions, over-the-top visuals, and twisted values. The result of all these delicious elements? An action-packed mystery, a sly satire, and a lush love story, spiced and seasoned with paranormal characters that the author manages to turn into metaphors for the monsters we all encounter on a daily basis.
Click here to pick up your free copy of Love Bites in the Amazon Kindle store.
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
COZY, CLASSIC TALES OF MURDER AND ROMANCE
A yummy anthology containing FIVE top-rated cozy mysteries, each featuring smart and savvy ladies—who aren’t afraid to kick some butt. PLUS a romantic puzzler bonus, which isn’t at all what you might expect…
From murder at a conference in fashionable Provence to an underground feminist bordello in San Francisco (with a pit stop on the Gulf Cost where a killer’s on the loose while a hurricane closes in), Cozy Leading Ladies is sure to satisfy mystery readers who love their independent female sleuths. (Friendly piece of advice: it’s probably best to read the collection with a box of chocolates or your favorite brand of potato chips really nearby).
Vol. 1: DEATH TURNS A TRICK, the FIRST book in the Rebecca Schwartz mystery series by Edgar Award Winner Julie Smith
A ROLLICKING TALE OF MURDER, ROMANCE, AND A BORDELLO…
Rebecca Schwartz, nice Jewish lawyer with a few too many fantasies, is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near-naked state senator escapes a police raid. That dirty job done, a lovely evening turns even more delightful when she’s picked up by the cops and spends the next two hours at the Hall of Justice. Could this day get any worse? Of course! Guess who arrives home to find a dead hooker on her living room floor?
Vol. 2: THE AURA, the FIRST Kate Benedict Paranormal Mystery by Carrie Bedford
Life spins out of control for London architect Kate Benedict when she sees a dancing aura above certain people’s heads that seems to signal death. Suddenly she’s psychic. But that can’t be! Psychic’s not acceptable in her circle, where the supernatural is strictly for the superstitious. And yet…people are dying. People close to her.
Vol. 3: THE 13th FELLOW, A Mystery In Provence by Tracy Whiting
POETRY, MURDER, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE … AND PROVENCE!
American Professor Havilah Gaie has always seen herself as “an academic version of Pam Grier’s characters: smart, quick on their feet, loyal with a keen sense of purpose.” Now she’s got a chance to suit up for action because suddenly she’s a witness in a murder.
Vol. 4: HURRICANE SEASON: Florida Panhandle Mystery #1 by Michaela Thompson
The 1950s fairly leap off the page in this classic cozy mystery set in northern Florida in the Eisenhower era, complete with Johnny Ray on the jukebox and a Womanless Wedding—this one interrupted by an explosion at a moonshine still. Lily Trulock, owner of Trulock’s Grocery & Marine Supply, leads a pretty quiet life until a stranger comes to town. Before she can say, “down the hatch,” Lily’s at the center of a vicious murder and a no-holds-barred bootlegging war—and a nasty storm’s on the way.
Vol. 5: PICK-UP LINE A New Orleans Love Story by Patty Friedmann
ROMANCE IS THE BEST PAIN-KILLER…
Cupid’s working overtime in the unlikely venue of N.O. Drugs, where plus-sized beauty Ciana Jambon works with dread-locked pharmacy student Lennon Israel, and she’s got the crush of the century. Unbeknownst to her, Lennon’s carrying his own torch, but family problems distract both of them until tragedy leaves Ciana reeling. Lennon wonders if there’s a murderer in her clan, and he’s pretty sure he’s the only one who can help.
BONUS! DIAMONDS IN THE SKY: A mysterious Southern Love Story by M.A. Harper
Click here to pick up your free copy of Cozy Leading Ladies in the Amazon Kindle store.
Author: Gallagher Gray
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars
A WITTY, URBANE TEAM OF SAVVY, SOPHISTICATED SENIOR SLEUTHS TAKE MANHATTAN BY STORM!
To know Aunt Lil is to love her. Everybody’s favorite senior amateur sleuth is eighty-four years young, with a taste for Bloody Marys at any time of day, a fine-tuned appreciation of life’s other pleasures, and a world class talent for detecting. Her nephew, Theodore Hubbert—T.S. for short—is her witty, beleaguered sidekick in a quartet of wild adventures that careen from the staid Wall Street bank where T.S. spent thirty years, through Hell’s Kitchen and Manhattan’s fashion world, with a grand finale at the ballet.
The dynamic partners in crime reveal an impressive array of smarts, street savvy, and moxie, mixed with a poignant compassion for those embroiled in the professional jealousies, chilling family secrets, and sexual predation they uncover. They’re a thoroughly endearing odd couple—T.S. with his perfectly groomed appearance and impeccably ordered existence (overseen by his imperious felines, Brenda and Eddie) is the perfect counterpoint to the captivating force of nature that is Auntie Lil.
PARTNERS IN CRIME (Hubbert & Lil Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
SENIOR SLEUTHS, BLOODY MARYS, AND BOTH KINDS OF FAT CATS…
Before he’s even had his first post-retirement cup of coffee, a murder in the stuffy Wall Street bank from which T.S. retired hours earlier launches his second act. With partners dropping like flies, his flamboyant Auntie Lil steps in to facilitate his career change from personnel manager to amateur sleuth.
CAST OF KILLERS (Hubbert & Lil Cozy Mystery Series Book 2)
A MYSTERIOUS GROUP OF ELDERLY ACTRESSES—WITH SECRETS TO KILL FOR…
Auntie Lil has “volun-told” T.S. into serving lunch at a Manhattan soup kitchen when suddenly a little old lady jumps up, clutching at her throat… and drops dead. The soup kitchen regulars, a crew of snooty failed actresses from the Eisenhower era, appear so grief-stricken that Auntie Lil (once again) offers up her nephew’s services, this time to sort out the woman’s real identity. After all, T.S. muses, it’s not like she was murdered.Famous last words.
DEATH OF A DREAM MAKER (Hubbert & Lil Cozy Mystery Series Book 3)
THE SECRET LOVES OF SENIOR SLEUTHS–AND A MOST UNTIMELY MURDER!
As we should expect, the brilliantly vital Auntie Lil has a colorful past—which includes a larger-than-life love affair with a fabled multimillionaire. But when the gentleman suddenly asks to see her after twenty years and then is killed in a car bomb explosion in Manhattan, Auntie Lil sets out—with trusty T.S. by her side—to solve the puzzling crime and clear Max’s name of suspicions of mob-entanglement.
A MOTIVE FOR MURDER (Hubbert & Lil Cozy Mystery Series Book 4)
THE DANCE OF THE DANGLING CORPSE: MURDER AT THE BALLET
When a body is discovered swinging from the curtain at The Nutcracker, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy takes on a whole new meaning. As the ballet board’s latest member, Auntie Lil is a natural to investigate the murder. She even takes her first ballet lesson—stay tuned for hilarity!
Click here to pick up your free copy of Hubbert & Lil: The Complete Series in the Amazon Kindle store.
Author: Marc Secchia
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Blind. Outcast. Accursed. From the Meanest of Beginnings, Greatness Will Rise.
Abandoned at birth by her parents, Auli-Ambar is seen as a child blighted by a callous talon-stroke of fate. A worthless burden. She is blind, severely disfigured, and fit only for the most menial tasks. Then, a simple act of kindness changes her life. Flown to the Halls of the Dragons, the painfully shy girl becomes a cleaner of Dragon roosts, and a helpless wanderer of the Dragon Library.
Here, Auli is able to walk amidst the lore she is drawn to so profoundly. Touch it. Imagine worlds within scrolls. She thrills to the hallowed scents of knowledge, but aches for what blindness has forever denied her. In the cruellest of ironies, Auli discovers she possesses a magic that makes people and Dragons forget her very existence. This is disremembrance, the accursed power of loneliness. She can only despair.
Little Do They Suspect That The Fate Of All Dragonkind Rests In Her Hands
One will not forget. Deep amidst the forbidden racks of draconic scroll lore, where Auli-Ambar has unwittingly breached the protective wards, the young Dragon scholar, Arkurion the Mercury Blue, will discover her true gift and ignite its flame. Now, in the environs of a magical library overseen by the mighty Dragon Librarian Sazutharr, the extraordinary courage and integrity of a blind girl will finally be given the chance to blossom.
Click here to pick up your free copy of The Dragon Librarian in the Amazon Kindle store.
Author: John Sneeden
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
A missing scientist who holds dark secrets.
A Caribbean island so frightening even the locals won’t set foot on its shores.
Biophysicist Noah Lind has gone into hiding, protecting information that can’t get into the wrong hands.
When Lind is kidnapped off the streets of Tel Aviv, it’s clear a shadowy group needs him in order to carry out their sinister plans.
Already overseas investigating a related matter, Zane Watson and the Delphi Group follow a trail of clues across Europe, from a night train in Paris to a mountain chateau in Switzerland. The team eventually learns that Lind has been taken to a private island in the Caribbean. The island has a chilling reputation, from missing persons to strange creatures that defy explanation. Are the stories real, or are they just myths cooked up by superstitious locals?
As the Delphi team arrives on the island’s haunted shores, they soon learn a shocking truth: there is an evil lurking in the jungle there, and it’s an evil like they’ve never encountered before.
Click here to pick up your copy of The Island in the Amazon Kindle store.
Authors: Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars
If Voldemort ran Hogwarts, you’d get Zodiac Academy. So if you’re not a ruthless badass with a thirst for power, I suggest you turn back now.
Star signs mean jack all, right? Wrong.
If you’re one of the Fae, they mean everything. And as Gemini twins born with all four elemental powers, my sister and I are a seriously rare breed even in this supernatural academy of magical jackasses. And that’s not even the half of it…
When a stranger showed up on our rundown doorstep promising a destiny filled with magic (and heaps of money), I let my head get turned.
Could have guessed he’d be a psycho just by taking one look in his dark eyes. But I always was a sucker for the bad guys…
Professor Hot Jerk just told us we’re changelings, swapped at birth by our true parents. And they weren’t just any Fae. They were freaking royal.
If you’re expecting the Princess Diaries to start rolling, you are gonna be so peeved. Because we just became a threat to the four Celestial Heirs; the popular, vindictive bullies who happen to be some of the hottest guys I’ve ever seen.
Put it this way, if Voldemort and Umbridge had kids, these guys would eat them alive. Literally. Amongst their ranks are a Dragon Shifter, a Vampire and a Werewolf. The hungry, toothy, horror story kind.
And remember those stars I mentioned? They’re a bunch of asses too. Because they’ve wrapped our fates around the Celestial Heirs’ so tightly that we’re constantly at war.
We told them we were just here for the money. And that was true until they tried to break us body and soul. But Vega girls don’t back down from a fight. So you know what? Maybe we do intend to claim our throne after all.
Today’s horoscope: destined to rule.
Click here to pick up your copy of Zodiac Academy: The Awakening in the Amazon Kindle store.
Author: Lorhainne Eckhart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars
What was supposed to be a simple rescue by a stranger turns into so much more.
Everyone in Columbia Falls, Montana believes that Chelsea Friessen is a spoiled princess who is more trouble than she’s worth. They’d be wrong though, considering that tale was spun by a scorned high school crush and two years later is still the first impression everyone has of her.
But when she meets a man whose personality is as arrogant as he is drop dead gorgeous that if Chelsea was in her right mind should have her running away from him. The only problem is that this badass stranger walked into her life knowing he saved her from humiliation, a stranger and a kiss she couldn’t resist where he pretended to be her fiancé. The only problem with pretending is it suddenly becomes far too real.
Click here to pick up your copy of Welcome to My Arms in the Amazon Kindle store.
Author: Lynnette Bonner
Genre: Religious Fiction
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Step into a day when outlaws ran free, the land was wild, and guns blazed at the drop of a hat.
This set includes all four books in The Shepherd’s Heart series!
1. Rocky Mountain Oasis:
When Sky Jordan hears that his nefarious cousin has sent for a mail-order bride, he knows he has to prevent the marriage. No woman deserves to be left to that fate. Still, he’s as surprised as anyone to find himself standing next to her before the minister.
Brooke’s new husband turns out to be kinder than any man has ever been. But then the unthinkable happens and she holds the key that might save innocent lives but destroy Sky all in one fell swoop. It’s a choice too unbearable to contemplate…but a choice that must be made.
2. High Desert Haven:
To make matters worse, terrible things keep happening to her neighbors. When her friend’s homestead is burned to the ground and William lays the blame at Jason’s feet, Nicki wonders how well she knows her new hand…and her own heart.
3. Fair Valley Refuge:
But when an orphan-train arrives at the Salem depot, Victoria is irresistibly drawn toward the three remaining “unlovable” children…and stunned by a proposal that will change all of their lives forever.
Can she risk her heart, and her future happiness, on someone she might lose at a moment’s notice?
4. Spring Meadow Sanctuary:
Cade Bennett’s heart nearly drops to his toes when he sees Sharyah standing by the desk. Sharyah Jordan was not supposed to be here. Blast if he didn’t hate complications, and Sharyah with her alluring brown eyes and silky blond hair was a walking, talking personification of complication.
Now was probably not the time to tell her he’d made a huge mistake last summer….
Click here to pick up your copy of The Shepherd’s Heart Series in the Amazon Kindle store.
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