Monday, September 17, 2012

Free Kindle books! (Sep 17)

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

Hostile Witness (The Witness Series,#1), by Rebecca Forster.

This legal thriller was first released in print form three years ago, and is now available on Kindle. Normally $2.99, it's free today! It's the first of Forster's highly-rated Witness series of books.

"Everything I enjoy in a legal thriller was in this story. Characters who tug at both your heart and your mind. Courtroom scenes that produce great drama and insight. Twists and turns galore. Fights that are NOT over the top. Family drama as well as legal drama. I am very glad that I took the time to read the sample...then download and finish the whole thing!" -- L. Smith, Amazon reviewer

When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Baylor-Bates, for help. 

Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton intrigues her and, when the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. But the deeper she digs the more Josie realizes that politics, the law and family relationships create a combustible and dangerous situation. When the horrible truth is uncovered it can save Hannah Sheraton or destroy them both.

"This story was inspired by a case my husband handled. As a superior court judge he had to sentence a minor to life in prison. It made me wonder how I felt about minors arrested for violent crimes. Are they the most vulnerable among us - capable of horrible violence, perceived as adults and yet emotionally still children?" ~ Rebecca Forster

366 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 474 reviews, and free today.

The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady (The King Henry Tapes), by Richard Raley.

Try out something a little different, with Book 1 of the King Henry Tapes series. Free today!

"This book truly took me by surprise. It was so unique and hilarious. I love the idea of King Henry recollecting all he knows through videotapes for the Asylum. This would make a very fun TV series. It's action packed and surprisingly heartfelt at times. If you are looking for a different supernatural story that is full of laughs and action, look no further, it is right here. Richard Raley, thank you for your creativeness." -- Offbeat Vagabond

King Henry Price is fourteen and he loves everything he's not supposed to--stealing, cursing, and fighting to name a few. One day after his usual hour of detention he comes home to find an enigmatic woman named Ceinwyn Dale sitting in his kitchen, telling his parents lies about a special reform school. What she tells King Henry is different, she tells him he's a mancer, a Geomancer to be exact, that he's special, one in million maybe. 

King Henry Price is twenty-two, a recent graduate of the Asylum as an Artificer. With the special ability to create lasting items of the Mancy, he's spurned the Artificer's Guild and struck out on his own to found an Artificer workshop looking to do things his way. One night, a vampire baroness claiming she's named Anne Boleyn walks into his shop, telling King Henry he's going to help her, and she's not taking 'no' for an answer. King Henry is pretty sure the whole name thing is just a joke, but only pretty sure...

271 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 17 reviews, and free today.

Voices Beckon, by Linda Lee Graham.

This work of historical fiction combines romance with a coming-of-age theme, as three teens in the late 1700s make their way from Britain to the United States.

Author Linda Lee Graham spent months researching life in 1780s Philadelphia, as part of a genealogical study. Her background work adds to the realism and authentic detail of this account. Try it today for free!

"As our family genealogist, I enjoy reading historical fiction, especially well-researched stories that *could* have happened.

"The novel depicts a realistic adventure of three young immigrants as they make their way to America; through their journey, I learned more about what it was really like to experience day after day on a ship overfull with ill travelers from a diverse backgrounds. As I read, I learned about the early life of immigrants in this country, many who arrived from Europe to serve out pre-arranged apprenticeships or were seeking to start a new life. Once in Philadelphia, young immigrant David Graham began his printer's apprenticeship. The printing shop, the printer's tasks setting type, and the nature of the period's publications were presented meticulously, without bogging down the plot. The three vibrant young adults in the novel, David, Liam, and Elizabeth, share intertwining lives - and romance - that propel the plot forward, yet leave plenty of unexplored territory for future volumes in the Voices Series. " -- Amazon reviewer

She's not of his class, not of his religion, and not in his plans . . . will she fill his future as she fills his dreams?

The year is 1783. Passengers swarm the bustling Bristol quay, anxiously awaiting the call to board. David Graham, a Scot indentured for the next six years to a Philadelphia printer, waits among them, as does Elisabeth Hale, a young Englishwoman making the passage with her father, and Liam Brock, an orphaned Scot with a dubious past.

Thrown together on a life-changing voyage, the three establish an unwavering bond of friendship, love, and loyalty--until Elisabeth is forced to make a choice, and her torn loyalties threaten to shatter their lives.

Voices Beckon, the first in the Voices series, spans seven years in the lives of David, Elisabeth, and Liam. Richly evocative of time and place, this sweeping romance chronicles their coming of age against the vivid backdrop of the emerging United States of America.

381 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 4 reviews, and free today.

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