Saturday, February 23, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Saturday Feb 23)

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

Shot of Tequila, by J.A. Konrath. (Still free?)

From the popular Jack Daniels, this novel takes place before female crime-fighter makes lieutenant... and focuses on a mobster called Tequila. Hard-boiled mystery at its best! 40 five star reviews, and free today.

"From the first page, this book is like stepping into a fun house. It's a fast, wild ride that rarely slows down. I found myself connecting with and rooting for Tequila the entire time. The violence is like a Tarentino movie, over the top and there are some disturbing images, so be warned. I enjoyed the read and the ride and would recommend it if you like exciting action thrill rides." -- Amazon reviewer

Several million bucks, stolen from the mob...

All caught on video, with no chance of redemption...

Now one man must face the entire Chicago Outfit, a group of hardened Mafia enforcers, a psychotic bookie, the most dangerous hitman on earth, and Detective Jacqueline Daniels...

His name is Tequila. And he likes those odds.


This ebook also features an exclusive sneak-peak--three full chapters--of INSIDE OUT, the latest thriller by NYT bestselling author Barry Eisler.

Book Description:

Shot of Tequila takes place in the early 1990s, and is both an homage to and a re-envisioning of classic action novels by authors like Mickey Spillane, Ross MacDonald, Donald Westlake, and Elmore Leonard, but with a more modern twist.

The breakneck action is intercut with scenes featuring Konrath's series hero Jack Daniels, here as a supporting character chasing the main protagonist.

Edge-of-your-seat suspense, non-stop action, and dark humor punctuate this heist novel/fugitive-on-the-run thriller. Fans of Konrath's police procedurals will enjoy the slight departure from his normal writing style, while still finding familiarity with the setting and characters.

SHOT OF TEQUILA is approximately 75,000 words, and is specially formatted for Kindle with an active table of contents.

Praise for JA Konrath's thriller Fuzzy Navel:

"Fuzzy Navel is Konrath at his best – a hilariously heartstopping thriller." — Linda Fairstein

"This gripping novel is an adrenalin rush." — Library Journal

"This book moves so fast it was like having the words fired into my head by a machine gun." — Crimespree

Praise for Afraid (JA Konrath writing as Jack Kilborn):

"AFRAID is a masterpiece of unrelenting horror. And I'm not exaggerating. Masterpiece. It's the best piece of fiction I've read in several years. It simply NEVER lets up." — James Rollins, author of The Judas Strain

"A bloody, terrifying, hurtling assault across a landscape of non-stop mayhem. A guilty, guilty pleasure." — F. Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack

“AFRAID is a true page turner, a novel that offers a million mile a minute action and suspense. Definitely, a must have with constant thrills and chills." — Heather Graham, author of Deadly Gift

"Never have I read a novel so gruesome and simultaneously relentless. This book throbs with unmitigated, inexorable. sheer friggin’ TERROR. You’ll probably need a shrink when you’re done.” — Edward Lee, author of Brides of the Impaler

"Fast and ferocious, this is a dangerous thriller that will take a bite out of you. An absolute must read for anyone who loves the adrenaline rush of a shocking story told with style, speed and savage grace." — Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero

About the Author

JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series. They do not have to be read in chronological order to be enjoyed, but for those who want to know it is: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, and Stirred.

Jack also appears in the novels Shot of Tequila, Flee, Spree, Three, Timecaster Supersymmetry, Banana Hammock, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the short story collection Jack Daniels Stories, and the novellas Floaters and Burners.

Last Call, the ninth Jack Daniels novel, will be available in spring of 2013.

Other novels include Origin, The List, Shot of Tequila, and Serial Killers Uncut.

Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn, including the bestsellers Afraid, Trapped, and Endurance.

Haunted House, the new Jack Kilborn novel of terror, will be available in mid 2013.

He has sold over a million ebooks

270 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 63 reviews.

The Prophet Motive: A Cult Thriller, by Eric Christopherson. (Still free?)

This award-winning thriller is the highly-rated debut novel from Eric Christopherson. Note: contains subject matter that is quite violent and may be disturbing to some. Check out the reviews! Free today.

"I quite enjoyed reading this. It's interesting looking into cult life, the things people can do to manipulate others, and what those people will do for their leaders. It's scary to think people can do this so easily... I really liked this book." -- Amazon reviewer

Red Adept Reviews Indie Award for Thrillers/Suspense 2011

San Francisco Homicide detective John Richetti spent part of his childhood living inside an infamous cult known as the People's Temple. As a boy he'd lost his parents to cult-instigated mass suicide. The memories come flooding back when he investigates the bizarre suicide of a former member of Earthbound, a New Age cult--and suspects murder instead. To uncover the truth he infiltrates the group, along with police psychologist Marilyn Michaelsen.

The new recruits find themselves pushed to their physical and mental limits by a series of sophisticated brainwashing techniques as well as by a cult leader, known only as The Wizard, who appears to possess psychic and paranormal powers. Even the psychologist's expert knowledge of cults can't explain The Wizard's feats, and it isn't long before John, like his parents before him, surrenders his independence to another . . .

This ebook contains a bonus excerpt:

Chapter 1 of CRACK-UP by Eric Christopherson
Best Mystery, Red Adept's Annual Indie Awards, 2010

236 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 52 reviews.

Here's a bargain Kindle book, available for 99 cents today!

Atticus for the Undead (Legal Fiction Series), by John Abramowitz. (Still $0.99?)

Young attorney Hunter Gamble's next client is... a zombie. This supernatural legal thriller is bargain-priced today at 99 cents!

"This book was a treat! It is well written, the characters are interesting, intelligent, funny, and endearing in their own ways. My initial reaction, to just the first chapter, was, "hmmm, this is interesting!" From there, it only got better. This is not your typical supernatural story. It is an intelligent take on what would happen if the "real world" were suddenly made aware of the "supernatural world" living among us... or perhaps I should say "Arcane world," and the legal implications that could arise." -- Amazon reviewer

99 cent discount THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Grab it before it goes back to full price!
The next chapter in the struggle for equal rights begins!

Hunter Gamble is an idealistic young attorney in a very special area of the practice: arcane defense. Funded by enigmatic billionaire Charles McClain and aided by shy-but-energetic research attorney Kirsten Harper, he's making the world a better place--one vampire, zombie, or werewolf client at a time. After all, they deserve their day in court too, right?

When a young zombie walks into Hunter's office accused of murder (by brain-eating), Hunter's idealism is tested as never before as he struggles to secure the man's freedom. To do so, he must square off against a savvy and ambitious district attorney, contend with a judge who is deeply biased against arcanes, and stand up to a human-supremacist group which will stop at nothing--not even Hunter's own death--to see his client convicted.

176 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 44 reviews.

Housekeeping for the Soul, by Sandra Carrington-Smith. (Still free?)

All five-star reviews for this eloquent, inspirational book. Free today.

"Housekeeping for the Soul carries its lovely, practical message with a lilting voice and eclectic viewpoint. The author helps us clear out some spiritual cobwebs and make our next 'spring cleaning' apply not to our homes but to the deepest part of ourselves." -- Victoria Moran, author of international bestseller Creating a Charmed Life

The first book to combine how-to, self-help and spiritual genres to address the needs of millions of readers as they strive to detach from the Culture of Chaos and embrace a life of balance. It is through this inner harmony and balance that one may then create a meaningful, authentic reality. With a down-to-earth approach, the reader is guided through the process of emotional healing and renewal of spirit through the familiar analogy of housekeeping: cleaning, organizing, and "airing out" our lives, room by room, task by task.

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

Here's a a bargain Kindle book, available for 99 cents today!

Barely Alive (a zombie romance) (Barely Alive Series), by Bonnie R. Paulson. (Still $0.99?)

Bonnie Paulson takes a unique spin through the zombie world with this unique YA horror. Bargain-priced at 99 cents today!

"Based on the blurb, I anticipated a somewhat run-of-the-mill zombie tale with a splash of romance. What I didn't see coming was the humor in which it would be told. Paulson masterfully spins this web with voice of a teenage boy who can't decide what he wants more, food or sex. You so easily fall into his head and thought process. Or, lack there of, as the case so often is with Paul." -- Amazon reviewer

This is the first book of a completed trilogy (with a short for fun!)

***This is a MATURE YA themed series. There are adult themes and strong language.***

In twelve weeks, seventeen-year-old Paul Ledger will be dead. At least he hopes so.

Paul is trapped in the worst cult the United States has ever seen. Infected with a zombie virus, symptoms culminate in a dead body but thriving mind over a course of twelve weeks. If he doesn’t earn the final death he longs for, he’ll be chained in a basement facility, moaning for human flesh for eternity.

Sent out to kidnap girls for food, toys, or whatever the boss wants, Paul nabs Heather McCain. He’s not a fan of humans as a general rule, but even his graying skin and insatiable hunger for her flesh don’t stop her from reaching out to him. Give him the second chance he doesn’t know he needs.

Overcome by his cravings, Paul bites her delectable skin. Amazingly, she doesn’t develop the zombie-like side effects. When the boss discovers Heather’s immunity, he gives Paul an ultimatum – deliver up Heather and her family to continue the research or watch as Paul’s brother suffers the zombie fate.

Paul has a chance to endure his short zombie existence knowing his brother is safe. But he’ll have to sacrifice Heather to do it.

290 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 16 reviews.

The Chosen of Gaia, by M. Mariz. (Still free?)

Over 60 five-star reviews for this YA fantasy! Free today.

"Targeted at younger readers, enjoyed by this older one! With all the sci-fi books for younger readers coming out, The Chosen of Gaia stands out as it combines the fantastical, the human, the suspenseful and the comedic so naturally. The depiction of a plausible but still flawed utopian world turned out to be a great setting for a coming of age story. The author's wit and warmth shine through the dialog and descriptions, and it's refreshing to take in the wording and style of the author." -- Amazon reviewer

Fifteen year old Albert has just received an invitation that could transform his disappointing life completely – a chance to belong to an advanced and hidden society that only reveals itself to a select few.

Immersed in a new world of mind-boggling technology and intriguing peers, Albert will overcome his fears enough to ignore a few suspicious details. But soon he'll find his family dragged to the center of a scandal that threatens to tear them apart and erase their very identities.

A conflicted Albert must find the strength to challenge authority by relying on his newfound allies and gift for Revelation.

Prepare for adventure, humor and suspense in this fast-paced tale of a "normal" family striving for their place in a "perfect" world.

232 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 74 reviews.

Taco Noir, by Steven Gomez. (Still free?)

Like hard-boiled mysteries? These 13 stories are told in a lighthearted tone - and include recipes from the protagonist! Download this, free today!

"The book is whimsical with out being fluff. I enjoyed the short stories and the recipes that are included are great! Easy reading and enjoyable!" -- Amazon reviewer

Walk the mean streets of a nameless city alongside a no-name detective as he matches wits with the likes of the notorious Sweet Jesse Vasquez, the lovely ad dangerous Maria Del Toro, and Jimmy Two-Fingers, a second story man with a heart of gold!

Go head-to-head with the best the Federal Bureau of Investigation has to offer!

Thrill to the cases of The Undercover Mulligan, The Hard-Boiled Monte Cristo, and The Absent Artifact!

And of course, learn the secret to delicious Tacos de Pollo.

Equal parts Iron Chef and Sam Spade, Taco Noir takes you back to an age that never was in a collection of fast and fun tales that feed the belly and soul!

196 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 6 reviews.

A Gypsy Song (The Eye of the Crystal Ball - The Wolfboy Chronicles), by Willow Rose. (Still free?)

This YA fantasy is free today!

"This book is sure to satisfy your imagination with fantasy and adventure. The characters are all worth reading about, as they draw the reader into the novel that you couldn't help but turn each page to read more for example, Abigail the ten-foot speed talking snail. This book will be great for young adults who love to read fantasy." -- Amazon reviewer


If you are a fan of YA fantasy adventure books or would like a easy, fun, enjoyable read, adult or child, go ahead and pick this one up. You won't be disappointed. I can't wait to read this to two of my step-daughters (who are 8 and 11)because I know they would love this story. - readitreviewit.

It reminded me of Alice in Wonderland and how once she left some sort of creature/obstacle behind, there was always something else even more strange ahead of them - readingwithstyle

I never had a dull moment reading the book. It was fun and full of exciting happenings and fast-paced just the way I like it! I recommend it to young readers but adults can still enjoy the story. - coffeebooksandme


Sara's life is drastically changed the moment a convoy of horse-drawn caravans enters the quiet Reidenburgerstrasse where she lives with the people she thinks are her parents.

Sara doesn't know that her parents found her in a basket on their doorstep thirteen years earlier. Neither does she know that she is a gypsy or that she is going to be the greatest sorceress who has ever lived.

Soon Sara will discover a magical world she never knew existed and go on a journey that she knows will cost her dearly.In A Gypsy Song we meet Sami the Wolfboy for the first time. Read his story in Willow Rose's novel 'I am Wolf' (The Wolfboy Chronicles)

388 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 14 reviews.

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