Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Free and bargain Kindle Books! (Wednesday Dec 26)

Here is today's selection of free and bargain Kindle books!

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

An epidemic is wiping out anyone past puberty - Abby Leigh must save her siblings before the virus reaches her! Get this YA dystopian novel free today!

"Seriously, this is one very fine book. The premise is intriguing, it hooked me, and then when I started reading I found the story is concisely written, moves fast, and keeps the surprises coming. Interestingly enough, though the premise is sci-fi, the story doesn't dip into anything unbelievable because the characters are so true to life. Abby and Jordan are a couple of plucky kids and I grew to like them." -- Doc Christmas, Amazon reviewer

Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple, unaware that deadly bacteria from a passing comet will soon kill off older teens and adults.

The lightning-fast epidemic sweeps across the planet when the germs attack the hormones produced during puberty.

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 159 reviews.

Twisted Vengeance (A Supernatural Thriller) (Book One of The Twisted Series), by Jeff Bennington. (Still free?)

This best-selling horror story has ghosts, twisting plot lines and gruesome murders - check it out for free today!

"A solid plot, excellent character development, and unexpected ending provides for a very entertaining serial murder mystery with a paranormal twist." -- Anthony Wessel, Amazon reviewer

Detective Rick Burns is thrust into a supernatural whirlwind while investigating several unsolved murders. In the process, a ghostly boy who may know the killer, takes Rick on a haunting chase through the streets of Indianapolis. What Rick discovers is a maniac bent on vengeance that is unbelievably sick and twisted. The detective has his past and love interest to protect, but he'll need to solve the case and free his demons before he is the next victim.

"From the clean streets of Circle City to the darkest corners of the human heart... A brutal, emotional thriller that earns its stripes."~Kirkus Reviews

**Be sure to read REUNION, Jeff's bestselling supernatural thriller that takes you into the dramatically changed lives of six survivors of a school shooting. Join them as they heal their wounds and discover who's truly haunting the old school, in this plot twisting supernatural thriller.

***If you like ghost stories, read CREEPY 1, CREEPY 2, and CREEPY 3 Jeff's fascinating collection of short suspense mixed with true ghost stories and supernatural experiences.

****Follow Jeff on Twitter @TweetTheBook. He'd love to hear from you!

300 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 72 reviews.

Khe, by Alexes Razevich. (Still free?)

Travel to a far-off planet that is beautifully described and filled with conflict. Khe is enjoyable for any aged reader and is free today!

"KHE is a wonderful fantasy adventure novel with an exotic setting that is both strange and familiar. The author reveals a distant world that we haven't seen before, and yet is familiar, because of its strong elements of humanity that resonates with our heart." -- Meg X, Amazon reviewer

Praise for Khe:

"An absolute must read . . . filled with conflict/drama, beautiful details, and a main character you can't help but root for."

"Khe's world is original and unforgettable."

"...unlike anything I have ever read before."

"I loved it."
A distant world.  A trust betrayed.  A transformation that changes everything.

Khe tells the tale of a young female on a distant planet who must defy all that she's been
taught to realize the truth of her world.

Khe loves her simple life on a farming commune, until she discovers that her gift for pushing the crops is a death sentence. Fleeing across the treacherous wilderness, she makes her way to the city of Chimbalay, searching for the orindles who might save her. But Chimbalay has its own dangers. The Powers are there--the secret rulers who have chosen Khe to be the mother of a monstrous new race.

Neither "man in space" SciFi nor classical fantasy, Khe deftly blends elements of both while satisfying those searching for something different. Readers looking for solid world-building and fresh and fully-realized characters will especially enjoy this book.

4.6-star rating from 31 reviews.

Kiss Me or Die, by Scott Nicholson. (Still free?)

The prolific Scott Nicholson consistently delivers engrossing, smart thrillers. Here's a dark romantic thriller, available for fere download today!

"As I Die Lying is a story with plenty of dark humor and interesting characters. The story and characters are engaging and fun, but the reader will probably shed a tear or two, as well." -- Amazon reviewer

Richard's life is a horror story. And it's all the fault of those people inside his head.

Richard thinks he has them stereotyped for his autobography, but he’s about to get a new tenant: the Insider, a malevolent soul-hopping spirit that may or may not be born from Richard’s nightmares and demands a co-writing credit and a little bit of foot-kissing dark worship.

Now Richard doesn’t know which voice to trust. The book’s been rejected 117 times. The people he loves keep turning up dead. And here comes the woman of his dreams.

A dark romantic thriller in the style of Chuck Palahniuk, Jeff Lindsay's "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" series, and Bret Easton Ellis.

Scott Nicholson is author of 15 other paranormal, mystery, and suspense thrillers, including the #1 Kindle bestsellers LIQUID FEAR, DISINTEGRATION, THE RED CHURCH, and THE SKULL RING. Learn more about Scott's work at Author Central.

"Fast paced and always creepy, this is one author that aims to kill and never misses.” – Jeremy Robinson, author of INSTINCT and THRESHOLD

"Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

"Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--JA Konrath, Shaken

305 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 39 reviews.

A bargain Kindle book, available for 99 cents today!

A Fairy's Guide to Disaster (Away From Whipplethorn), by A.W. Hartoin. (Still $0.99?)

This imaginative tale follows a 13 year old fairy as she protects herself from humans. This highly-rated fantasy is only 99 cents today!

"Away From Whipplethorn was a delightful read. Some part of me has always believed in fairies, and after reading this amazing story, I'll be looking in nooks and crannies for the rest of my life, searching for tiny fairies. I would love to hold a baby fairy in my hand. Maybe if I concentrate hard enough, they'll magically appear. The author deserves a big congratulations for her excellent novel. " -- Bonnie, Amazone reviewer

Tiny fairies. Huge adventure.

Matilda Whipplethorn is about to get what she’s always wanted, and it’s a bad thing. Being a babysitter isn’t much of a dream for the average thirteen-year-old, but Matilda is anything but average. She’s half a centimeter tall, invisible to the human eye, and hearing-impaired. Her mother won’t let her forget any of that. So for Matilda, adventures are in short supply. Finally agreeing to let Matilda take some responsibility, her mother gives her a list of emergency procedures for babysitting. The only problem; humans aren’t on the list.

Minutes into her first job, humans appear in isolated Whipplethorn Manor. They tear her home, the fireplace mantel, right off the wall of Whipplethorn and Matilda’s afternoon babysitting job goes long term.

When the mantel ends up on display in an antique mall, the security that Matilda always took for granted is gone. She can lock the doors, but that doesn’t keep the kids in or spriggans and the fly-eating phalanx fairies out. Matilda’s up for an adventure, if only she could hear it coming.

233 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 22 reviews.

By Right of Blood, by Lorrieann Russell. (Still free?)

This historical fantasy fiction earns high praise for its skillful characterization and great storytelling. Don't miss this free download today!

"Undoubtedly storytelling at its best! Fantasy, imagination, magic, love, friendship and excitement are all aspects Ms. Russell has managed to weave into the fabric of an entertaining yarn of old. Her colorful and engaging characters jump off the pages and into the reader's heart. A must read for anyone who loves to read for enjoyment. " -- Amazon reviewer

From Lorrieann Russell, author of My Brother's Keeper

William Fylbrigge is ill prepared to claim what is his by right of blood and his place among the powerful clan he has been born into. His older brother Thomas doesn’t want to share what he thinks is rightfully his, secretly arranging to have the young lad killed in a convenient “accident.” William could lose everything, including his life.

Sean Wilbrun, the son of a common groomsman, transcends the barriers of his class and station when he is elevated to the esteemed ranks of guard for Lord Edward, Duke of Stonehaven. His first assignment, however, is not to wield a sword to protect his duke, but instead to attend to the newly arrived foster son.

William and Sean soon form an unlikely duo and a lasting bond as together they face Thomas’ accusations of murder and treason.

Author Lorrieann Russell has used great imagination and artistic creativity in By Right of Blood. Her talent shines through the characters she has so lovingly created and this talent spills over into the world of the reader, allowing them to walk with the characters through the streets of the market, to the cliffs above the ocean. Feel their fear as they run through the woods, and into the meadows escaping hunters and those that would do them harm, only to prevail in the end. Experience their happiness and their sorrows, as they fight to make their mark in the world surrounding them.
I give By Right of Blood five stars *****

Nora Chipley Barteau

A real page turner, this novel captures you from beginning to end. You seem to become part of the adventure as you join the characters on their journey. Russell's descriptions of places and characters make it easy to picture these things as you read. I absolutely loved this novel and look forward to anymore work by this wonderful and talented author. If you have not read By Right of Blood by Lorrieann Russell, I strongly suggest you pick up a copy. This book is full of drama, action, romance. All the things that are needed to make a wonderful work of Fiction for readers to enjoy. An excellent novel. I won't hesitate to read anything with Lorrieann Russell on the cover.

J. M. Barfield
Reader review


There is one essential element that stories must have in order for me to be fascinated. They must have a conflict. I can honestly say that Lorrieann has succeeded here. The conflict was immediate. Right from the beginning in the first two pages I knew I was going to read all the way to the end. By the time 10 pages had passed, I was emotionally bonded to the characters. When you can step into a story and consider someone your brother or sister, the author has done their job. I would recommend this book to anyone high school and above.

Linda Horne

The second book in the story of William Fylbrigge has now been released. My Brother's Keeper continues the story and is available as ebook and paperback on Amazon.

332 pages, with a .4-star rating from 5 reviews.

DRT (A Ghost Story), by Eric Thomas. (Still free?)

After witnessing a gruesome crash, Greg starts being haunted by a ghost. This chilling thrill ride is free today!

"The story is so chilling, so grueling, and it engaged my attention completely. I didn't want to put it down. The anxiety and depression felt by Greg are rooted deep in his past and cause him to shut the world out slowly, until he is an invisible man of his own making. The conflict of emotions he felt after witnessing the traumatizing accident that he feels he could have prevented if he was paying attention are absolutely real and compelling. It is perfectly understandable that he is seeing the ghost of the deceased man, if he is indeed seeing it. Is the ghost real?" -- Marie Drake, Amazon reviewer

Greg, a reclusive overnight traffic reporter in Washington, DC, has spent his life in fear, avoiding anything that might shatter his tenuous grasp on normal. It turns out Greg has no idea what it really means to be afraid. After witnessing a horrifying fatal crash, a crash Greg believes he had a hand in causing, he begins to see the ghost of the dead driver. The strain becomes unbearable as Greg attempts to determine why the ghost has sought him out, what it wants from him, and whether any of what is happening is even real.

DRT is the second novel from author Eric Thomas. It's an alternating look at the absurd and the shocking as he tells the story of one man's struggle to maintain his sanity.

198 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 4 reviews.

Spilled Milk, by Michael J. Scott. (Still free?)

This family suspense has a father holding the town hostage in order to regain custody of his children. Get it free today!

"Michael J. Scott has done it again. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Spilled Milk, and the fact that it was a NaNoWriMo contest and written in 30 days, is even more impressive. Spilled Milk is a fast read and entertaining from beginning to end. " -- Amazon reviewer

What would you do to protect your kids? For Gerrold Smith, a widower whose children have been taken from him by the courts, the answer is to hold the city hostage. What starts as a random act of violence quickly escalates into terrorist activity, and as Gerrold discovers the city's dark secret he must choose between saving his own children, or sacrificing them to save even more.

313 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 4 reviews.

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