Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Free Kindle books! (Sep 11)

Here are your quick picks of selected Kindle books. All of these are free today!

All For One, by Ryne Douglas Pearson.

Don't miss this first-rate pick from acclaimed author Ryne Douglas Pearson! His thriller Simple Simon was made into the film Mercury Rising. He has also had great success as a screenwriter: the film Knowing, based on his original script, opened #1 at the box office, and received Four Stars from Roger Ebert, who branded it 'among the best science-fiction films I've seen'.

"This is a wonderfully written and tragic tale of six children and their teacher caught up in the mystery of the death of a classmate. As you follow the course of this tale from their simple decision made at the beginning through the intricate web of its consequences, you too will find yourself drawn into it as I was... When I have read a story of this power, I am left with but two words for the author. Thank you." -- Larry Enright, Amazon reviewer

The darkest secrets we keep even from ourselves...

Mary Austin is the kind of teacher that parents adore and children wish for. Firm and compassionate, a guiding light in their lives, she would do anything to protect her students.

But that loyalty is tested when the school's sadistic bully is found dead on campus, and suspicion falls on six children in her class. None willing to talk. To point the finger.

To reveal the killer.

Faced with this, Mary finds herself confronted with dark memories from her own childhood. Fragmentary flashes from the past that test the bounds of her reality, the onslaught worsening when a tenacious detective is brought in to close the case.

On loan from the Seattle Police Department, Detective Dooley Ashe is plagued by his own demons, but focuses on breaking through the wall of silence the children have erected. Up against a town indifferent toward the crime and suspects virtually untouchable by the law, Dooley turns to Mary as an avenue to the truth.

As an unlikely closeness develops between Dooley and Mary, the suspected children close ranks, worried that one of their own is ready to break and give the detective what he wants.

But when unseen adversaries push back, with both damaging and deadly results, Dooley and Mary are forced to face their personal limits as they each discover the unthinkable identity of the real killer.

377 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 33 reviews, and free today.

The Circle of Sorcerers, by Brian Kittrell.

This book, the first in Kittrell's Mages of Bloodmyr series, is moving quickly up the Amazon best-selling list. Get your free copy today!

"Bottom line, it is beautifully presented and the characters are appealing. The next books I am hoping are more exciting, and with the way things are now going in the town, I think they will be. I haven't decided if I will be going on with this series yet, but if I do, I will review the next books afterward. -- Moissante Jewel, Amazon reviewer

When Laedron Telpist's sorcery training is interrupted by a knock on the door, what once seemed a proper profession must now be hidden. In a world where priests and mages vie for the limitless power of the elements and a new Grand Vicar has sworn death to all sorcerers, Laedron is tossed into a nightmare which would see his destruction at every turn.

From the home shores in western Sorbia, through the Cael'Brilland heartlands, and even across the seas to the great city of Azura, Laedron finds himself embracing old friends, consorting with unlikely allies, and confronting potent enemies. As he struggles to train himself in spellcraft, Laedron must face that he lives in a time when the utterance of a simple spell could be the signature on his death warrant.

310 pages, with a 4-star rating from 28 reviews, and free today.

September Fair (The Murder-By-Month Mysteries), by Jess Lourey.

This engaging novel is part of Lourey's Murder-by-Month mysteries! This book has wonderful reviews. A typical comment: "Fun, funny, and so cleverly written, you'll be guessing until the very end!"

"Jess Lourey, the literary love child of Agatha Christie and Garrison Keillor, gives us September Fair, an entirely engaging novel with pathos, plot twists and quirky characters galore, plus an inside knowledge of state fairs, beauty pageants and the dairy industry. Beautifully written and wickedly funny, it comes with one caveat emptor: this book could turn meat-eating readers into vegetarians, and the vegetarians into vegans." -- Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity-award winning author

"An entirely engaging novel with pathos, plot twists, and quirky characters galore. Beautifully written and wickedly funny." -- Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity-award winning author.

"Move over Janet Evanovich-mystery fans have a new reason to celebrate! September Fair is fun, funny, and so cleverly written, you'll be guessing until the very end." -- Gemma Halliday, best-selling author.

The Minnesota State Fair-the beloved home of 4H exhibits, Midway rides, and everything on a stick. The festival fun is riding high until the recently crowned Milkfed Mary, Queen of the Dairy, a Battle Lake native, is brutally murdered while her regal likeness is carved in butter. Can Mira James, covering the fair for the Battle Lake Recall, expose a deadly State Fair secret and win a blue ribbon for caging a killer' You bet your last deep-fried Nut Goodie!

270 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 18 reviews, and free today.

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