Saturday, April 18, 2015

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Saturday Apr 18)

The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky, by David Litwack. (Still 0.99?)

"Author David Litwack gracefully weaves together his message with alternating threads of the fantastic and the realistic... The reader will find wisdom and grace in this beautifully written story..." -- San Francisco Review Book Review

"...a fully imagined, gripping read..." -- Kirkus Reviews

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2014 - Best Book in the Category of FANTASY
WINNER: Awesome Indies Seal of Excellence

Evolved Publishing presents the literary saga of a young girl plucked from the sea under mysterious circumstances, in "The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky" by David Litwack, award-winning author of There Comes a Prophet and Along the Watchtower. [DRM-Free]
Though written for adults, this book is suitable for readers as young as 13.

After centuries of religiously motivated war, the world has been split in two. Now the Blessed Lands are ruled by pure faith, while in the Republic, reason is the guiding light-two different realms, kept apart and at peace by a treaty and an ocean.

Children of the Republic, Helena and Jason were inseparable in their youth, until fate sent them down different paths. Grief and duty sidetracked Helena's plans, and Jason came to detest the hollowness of his ambitions.

These two damaged souls are reunited when a tiny boat from the Blessed Lands crashes onto the rocks near Helena's home after an impossible journey across the forbidden ocean. On board is a single passenger, a nine-year-old girl named Kailani, who calls herself The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky. A new and perilous purpose binds Jason and Helena together again, as they vow to protect the lost innocent from the wrath of the authorities, no matter the risk to their future and freedom.

But is the mysterious child simply a troubled little girl longing to return home? Or is she a powerful prophet sent to unravel the fabric of a godless Republic, as the outlaw leader of an illegal religious sect would have them believe? Whatever the answer, it will change them all forever... and perhaps their world as well.

290 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 58 reviews.





Along the Way Home, by Christi Corbett. (Still 0.99?)

"This is a sprawling epic that showcases the struggle to leave the past behind and start anew. A novel about the power of the human spirit in the face of tragedy and loss, readers will get their fill of adventure and survival drama on the frontier. "Along the Way Home" is a book for readers who love frontier novels with strong characters, nearly non-stop adventure, and emotional drama." -- InD'Tale Magazine

2013 RONE Award Winner for Best American Historical Novel

Kate Davis is intrigued when her father reveals his dream of starting a horse ranch in Oregon Territory. Settlers out west value a strong woman, and though she manages the financials of her father's mercantile her competence earns her ridicule, not respect, from Virginia's elite society.

Jake Fitzpatrick, an experienced trail guide, wants land out west to raise cattle and crops. But dreams require money and he's eating dandelion greens for dinner. So when a wealthy businessman offers double wages to guide his family across the Oregon Trail, Jake accepts with one stipulation--he is in complete control.

Departure day finds Kate clinging to her possessions as Jake demands she abandon all he deems frivolous, including her deceased mother's heirlooms. Jake stands firm, refusing to let the whims of a headstrong woman jeopardize the wages he so desperately needs--even a beautiful one with fiery green eyes and a temper to match.

Trail life is a battle of wills between them until tragedy strikes, leaving Jake with an honor-bound promise to protect her from harm and Kate with a monumental choice--go back to everything she's ever known or toward everything she's ever wanted?

404 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 108 reviews.





Silent Scream: An edge of your seat serial killer thriller (Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series Book 1), by Angela Marsons. (Still 0.99?)

"Silent Scream is a great mystery. The characters are unique and complex. The book is well-written. There is some British slang (especially regarding food). There is a great twist at the end of the book. I was able to figure out who were the killers, but was shocked by the turn of events at the end. I cannot wait for the next D.I. Kim Stone book!" -- Amazon reviewer

Even the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…

Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood …

Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country.

But when human remains are discovered at a former children’s home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realises she’s on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades.

As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it’s too late?

390 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 492 reviews.





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Fools Rush In: An April Fools Day Anthology, by Celia Kennedy. (Still free?)

"I love anthologies and short stories. These were well timed for the holiday. Want a to read about a fun scavenger hunt in New York City? Love the geek gets the guy trope? The workplace romance? This one has all that and more. Very cute. A couple I wish were longer. All in all, a very enjoyable read. The truth is, short stories evolve from a lack of page real estate. They have to get to the point and fast. They have little time to hook the reader, and even less to form a three act structure. This is why they have such great potential. The writing has to be tighter. There is no time or space for a huge amount of back story or unnecessary prose. This was very enjoyable and great for reading on the commute train to work." -- Amazon reviewer

A collection of chick lit short stories set around April Fools’ Day. On the first day of April, tricksters play their pranks, but what will be the outcome? Some will find love, while others will experience betrayal. Other pranksters will seize adventure and travel to confess or rekindle romance. Some may face rejection, seek forgiveness, or earn a second chance. How love and laughter rule the day.

236 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 31 reviews.





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