Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Free Kindle books! (Oct 17)

Here's our selection of Kindle books that are free today. Download away!

Night of the Purple Moon (The Toucan Trilogy), by Scott Cramer. (Still free?)

This book has wide appeal for Young Adults as well as grown-ups. Over 100 strong reviews! Download it for free today.

"Cramer creates a picture of our world that's both frightening and inspiring in this heartfelt story that both young adults and adults can enjoy. A heartwarming but not overly sentimental story of survival." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Outrageous and completely 'out of the box'." -- MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME review blog

"Three words: Gripping. Palpable. Well-developed." -- Word Spelunking 

The epidemic strikes everyone who has passed through puberty.

Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple. For months, astronomers have been predicting that Earth will pass through the tail of a comet. They say that people will see colorful sunsets and, best of all, a purple moon.

But nobody has predicted the lightning-fast epidemic that sweeps across the planet on the night of the purple moon. The comet brings space dust with it that contains germs that attack human hormones. Older teens and adults die within hours of exposure.

On a small island off the coast of Maine, Abby must help her brother and baby sister survive in this new world, but all the while she has a ticking time bomb inside of her -- adolescence.

188 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 108 reviews.

Destination Dealey: Countdown to the Kennedy Conspiracy, by L.D.C. Fitzgerald. (Still free?)

See the alternative history that might have happened if events had unfolded differently in November 1963.

"A fast pace adventure with many twists, turns and surprises. It is a perfect read for anyone who likes historical works and appreciates a good story." -- R. Hood

Read the daring new novel that flips the JFK assassination on its head!

The story opens in a world where KGB snipers botched the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza fifty years ago, killing his wife Jackie instead. The heinous crime enrages Americans and triggers a chronic war with Russia. In present day, the two superpowers are hell-bent on annihilating each other.

A team of outlaws time-travels back to 1963 to fix history. To save the future, they must right the wrongs of the past.

But, their plans may go awry . . .

All the events count down in a ticking clock to November 22, 1963. To ground zero of the assassination: Dealey Plaza in Dallas.

382 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 14 reviews.

PRINCE IN THE MIST, by Claudy Conn. (Still free?)

A short read, this novella riffs off the characters in Claudy Conn's Spellbound series. Head back in time to Scotland in the 1300s with this free story!

"A beautiful story and one I really recommend if you enjoy this kind of books." -- spyderryder

Fact one: By tradition and treaty, Fae do not interfere with the human world - it is against the rules.

Fact two: For a Royal Fae prince who suffers from the ennui of immortality, watching and interacting with humans - especially lovely, spirited human females - can be entertaining.

Fact three: When entertainment changes to affection, and affection becomes love, rules will be broken.

His name is Breslyn, Prince of Dagda. He is a royal Fae, immortal and endowed with more than eye candy looks. He is a being with immeasurable powers but life for him lacked something - so he looked around, and found...humans.

Watching their lives and interactions, from another dimension filled him with feelings he had thought long lost in the ennui of immortality. The more he watched--the more addicted to their antics he became. An affection for the human race grew inside the heart Fae are not supposed to have, and it was inevitable that he began to have preferences with regards to them.

In 1314, when Scotland's rule was in jeopardy and the British were about to take more than they should, he chose a side--and then he saw her, and nothing would ever be the same for the prince ever again... 

124 pages, with a 5-star rating from 14 reviews.

Rest For The Wicked, by Cate Dean. (Still free?)

Free today - book 1 of the Claire Wiche Chronicles! A short novel, at about 125 pages. There are some graphic scenes, not suitable for the under 17 readers. As one reviewer noted: "This ain't no Harry Potter."

"I have to say I love Cate Dean. Her books are fresh, unexpected, and unique. It's an individual take on the traditional witch fantasy tale. Cate takes the fantasy tale of witches and throws in a little Jinn (male genie) and some demons for good measure. I was kept guessing right to the very end." -- Mindy K. Wall, Amazon reviewer

She's running from her past. And running out of time.

Claire Wiche is an ordinary woman, running her Wicca shop, The Wiche's Broom, in an ordinary California beach town. But Claire wasn't always ordinary, and she isn't quite human. She hides a secret, and a past she thought she had put behind her.

A past that is about to explode into her present.

When it does, and everyone she loves is in danger, Claire must face up to her past - and become what she left behind in order to save them.

A Gathering of Angels - The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 2 is now available on Amazon!

152 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 7 reviews.

Hell City, by Allen Shadow. (Still free?)

A mystery/thriller available for free download today!

"A striking read that will leave you looking around the corner in fear...Shadow has crafted an entertaining mystery that borrows from the best in mystery and noir, while adding a heavy dose of modern paranoia. Jack Oldham, the compelling detective, is riddled with doubts and scars, and rather than being a standard cardboard cutout, he feels vivid and believable as a protagonist. Shadow deftly evokes the constant high alert in a modern security state... in this thrilling lookout for the bad guys' next move." -- Kirkus Reviews

Al-Qaida isn't dead - yet! That's what counter-terrorism task-force commander Jack Oldham believes as he tracks a new generation of American-born jihadists through a post-bin-Laden world.

In Hell City, New York is ground zero once again as the former NYPD homicide dick and his crack but colorful crew patrol a maddening world of clues that takes them through the grittiest precincts of the city, the back roads of America, the lawless regions of Pakistan, the faceless chat rooms of the Internet and the dark corridors of the military-intelligence complex - not to mention the whiskey-tinged environs of The Christmas, a raunchy dive bar in Hell's Kitchen frequented by Jack and other oft-recovering alcoholic cops.

Along the way, Jack strikes up an unlikely romance with the last lovechild of Beat-generation guru Neal Cassady as they share a lust for the city's dark side and a yearning for a "lost" America. Through powerful, hard-boiled prose, this darkly comic, streetwise novel twists the mind, the language and the senses as it heads for a crash course with disaster.

332 pages, with a 5-star rating from 2 reviews.

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  1. Thank you for having me here today, Harvey! Thrilled to see my book on one of my favorite blogs. :)

    1. You are welcome, Cate - - it's our pleasure to have your book up there today!!

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