Sunday, February 17, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Sunday Feb 17)

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

Maternal Harbor, by Marie F Martin. (Still free?)

We have a great selection today, and let's start off with this work of Women's fiction with fifty 5-star reviews! Free today.

"What starts out as four pregnant women becoming friends at the OB/GYN office they all went to, quickly becomes murder, mahem and who can you trust. This is a real heart-stopping clever take on who can be trusted. All of these women have no men in their lives at the moment, one is married, but her husband is thousands of miles away on a ship. The other three are single ladies who are glad to be pregnant, but are also okay with being single. When you can't trust the very people who should be able to protect you, what do you do? One of the ladies relies on a long ago loves family member. Hang on folks, this is a page turner and a really great story. Ms. Martin is a new to me author, I will be wanting more like this from her and soon....what a great read." -- Amazon reviewer

Teagan O’Riley was pregnant and alone when she met three single mothers at an OB clinic. A few weeks later, two of them are dead and the third is close on Teagan’s heels, intent on a campaign of twisted murder and insanity. Teagan cannot risk entrusting the three infants to the police with her finger prints all over one crime scene and her foot print smeared into blood at another. She flees with the babies to a wilderness cabin belonging to her lost love’s grandmother, but is even this remote location safe?

323 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 90 reviews.

Open Minds (Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy), by Susan Kaye Quinn. (Still free?)

This award-winning Sci-Fi novel has over 100 five-star reviews. A really fresh take on YA fiction, and the reader reviews are really interesting. Get this, while it's free today!

"Wow - just when I was getting a little bored of YA a book like this comes along and just wows me back! ... I was holding my breath right up until the last page." - Mel's Random Reviews

"I just inhaled this book. Quinn is an amazing author with an even more amazing imagination. In some ways Kira reminds me a lot of Katniss from the Hunger Games series." - TwiMom101 Book Blog

"Open Minds boils with action, adventure, and surprises. I was fully invested in this inventive world and the protagonist. A story that had me imagining what if, long after I finished it." -- Terry Lynn Johnson

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can't read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can't be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf's mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she's dragged deep into a hidden underworld of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.

TOP 5 FINALIST for 2012 Best Indie Book, Young Adult Fiction - The Kindle Book Review

"I'm not entirely sure Susan Kaye Quinn didn't jack into my mind herself to make me fall in love with this book! This book is full of awesome." - Jade Hanke's Review

Mindjack Trilogy (novels): Open Minds, Closed Hearts, Free Souls (now available)
Mindjack Origins Collection: Mindjack novellas (Mind Games, The Handler, The Scribe),exclusive deleted scenes from Free Souls, flash fiction, and more

Recommended Reading Order
Open Minds
Closed Hearts
The Mindjack Origins Collection
Free Souls

338 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 159 reviews.

Nemesis - The Nemesis Series, by L. J. Martin. (Still free?)

Master of the western novel L.J. Martin is offering this highly-rated story for free today!

"L.J. Martin gives his readers such realistic and well-written dialog it makes you feel as if you are standing in the saloon watching this all unfold. The story here is at times rough to take but completely necessary to make sure you understand this is a period in history where only the strong survive." -- Amazon reviewer

The fools killed his family...then made him a lawman. This wild and wooly western, in the Louis L'amore tradition, comes from renowned author L. J. Martin, whose over 20 novels have brought compelling reading to so many. McBain, broken and beaten from the Civil war, is reluctant to return to his family, as a snake dwells in his belly and he can't get the images out of his mind...until he learns his sister and her family have been murdered. Then it's retribution time.
L. J. Martin's passion for the classic western and the wild west spills over into every word he writes. From the diversity of the land and the glorious history of its earliest inhabitants to the brave and enterprising men and women who rushed to claim it, this talented novelist boldly mines America's last great frontier for stories that are truly unforgettable.

278 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 55 reviews.

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

The Book of Paul -- A Paranormal Thriller, by Richard Long. (Still $0.99?)

This cinematic paranormal thriller uses short chapters and a fascinating story to create a thrilling read. This one's going on my "read-next" list! Bargain-priced today at $0.99!

"Long's prose is deft and clear, transporting the reader from one character's psyche to the next...this tale is a compelling one. A psychological thriller for readers who are bored with run-of-the-mill horror...Those who embrace the genre will eagerly anticipate a second installment in the series." - Kirkus Reviews

"Intelligent, self-aware, and often amusing...hitting all the markers for sadistic, salacious, and scary. Long is doubtless going to build a large and loyal fan base composed of people just like him: literate folks with a bizarre sense of humor who prefer a bucket of blood to a bath filled with rose petals." - ForeWord Clarion Reviews

"Totally absorbing! The Book of Paul is moving, profound, funny, terrifying and never lets you go. The prose is swift and times, even poetic. Masterful storytelling. Hats off!!" - Henry Bean

"Everything you've ever believed about yourself...about the description of reality you've
clung to so stubbornly all your life...all of it...every bit of an illusion."

In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure "beyond all imagining"-- an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the alchemical rituals for transforming thought into substance, transmuting matter at will...and attaining eternal life.

When Rose, a sex and pain addicted East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with Martin, a battle-hardened loner, they discover they are unwitting pawns on opposing sides of a battle that has shaped the course of human history. At the center of the conflict is Paul, the villainous overlord of an underground feudal society, who guards the book's occult secrets in preparation for the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy.

The action is relentless as Rose and Martin fight to escape Paul's clutches and Martin's destiny as the chosen recipient of Paul's sinister legacy. Science and magic, mythology and technology converge in a monumental battle where the stakes couldn't be higher: control of the ultimate power in the universe--the Maelstrom.

The Book of Paul is the first of seven volumes in a sweeping mythological narrative tracing the mystical connections between Hermes Trismegistus in ancient Egypt, Sophia, the female counterpart of Christ, and the Celtic druids of Clan Kelly.

491 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 80 reviews.

Edgewood (Edgewood Series), by Karen McQuestion. (Still free?)

Fans of bestselling author Karen McQuestion will delight in this Sci-Fi adventure. If you're not a fan yet, you will be after reading this very highly-rated novel, available free today!

"Not usually a YA reader, but Edgewood doesn't have a YA feel to it. The characters have depth and the story is magnetic. McQuestion's writing is smooth and seamless. Edgewood more than pulls you in and leaves you wanting more - I'll definitely be on the lookout for Wanderlust. The teaser-and change in character perspective-is great. Edgewood is a terrific beginning to this series." -- Amazon reviewer

From bestselling author Karen McQuestion—a brand new, spellbinding novel.

Wandering the dark streets at night is Russ Becker’s way of dealing with his relentless insomnia and the angst of life. But that changes forever the night he witnesses a strange astronomical event, then discovers he’s developed incredible superpowers.

And he’s not alone. Three others in his town—sexy Mallory, arrogant Jameson, and mysterious Nadia—have had the same experience and acquired intriguing powers of their own. As if Mallory isn't special enough with her good looks and high IQ, now she can control peoples’ minds. Jameson thinks he’s the coolest because he moves objects with his thoughts, and shy Nadia struggles to understand her new empathic abilities.

At first the four secretly relish their newfound gifts while keeping them hidden. However, things get serious when they learn they're being hunted by an organization that wants them for its own nefarious purposes. Russ has always picked his battles wisely, but when the bad guys threaten his family, they're about to find out they messed with the wrong teens. What transpires will change all of them in ways they never imagined.

“An amazing book that will have readers eagerly turning pages… EDGEWOOD is a thrill ride with heart.”

“I devoured it in one sitting!” New York Times Bestselling Author Lesley Kagen.

325 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 38 reviews.

Boxcar To Boardrooms by Mannie Jackson, by Mannie Jackson. (Still free?)

This autobiography traces the rags-to-riches story of Mannie Jackson, whose achievements span the worlds of sports, technology, philanthropy and more. Free today!

"Inspiring story! Mannie Jackson is a remarkable human being with a history that is both fascinating and inspiring. His accomplishments are remarkable, but what ultimately captures the reader are his positive attitude and his determination. This book is a gem!" -- Amazon reviewer

Mannie Jackson is President of Boxcar Holdings LLC, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball of Fame, Chairman of the Board and owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, and Chairman and a founder of the Executive Leadership Council. After a brief professional basketball career in the National Industrial Basketball League and with the Harlem Globetrotters, Jackson went on to distinguish himself in corporate life as a senior executive with Honeywell Inc, and as one the first African-Americans to serve on multiple (six) Fortune 500 boards of directors. Jackson, a former All-Ten point guard and captain of the University of Illinois basketball team, has two honorary doctorate degrees. He built a career at Honeywell as president of that company’s telecommunication business, which he built as a venture start-up by acquiring seven regionally interconnected companies and sourcing a highly publicized technology agreement with Sweden's LM Ericsson Co. Jackson went on in his career to rescue the Harlem Globetrotters from bankruptcy in 1992, when he became the first African-American to own outright a major sports and entertainment organization. In a short time the organization was revived as a dominant global brand reaching top quartile Q-ratings and accruing fourteen consecutive years of growth at an average annual rate of 14 percent. Mannie Jackson’s inspirational memoir is an odds-beating story that spans his history-making careers in sports and business and chronicles his journey from being born in a rain-soaked railway boxcar to leadership and significance.

256 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 8 reviews.

Sarah Of The Moon, by Randy Mixter. (Still free?)

In the top 20 of Amazon's free list, this romance takes you to San Francisco in the infamous Summer of Love period. Free today!

"This book has it all, mystery, romance, history, and teaches us to have compassion for things that we just don't unerstand. This book was written so well. You will certainly be missing out on something special if you don't read this amazing book. I also went and looked at the author's profile and found it really interesting that he served in Vietnam and was still able to write something so compelling. It wasn't done as a political statement, and it wasn't done trying to preach one side verses the other. It was done so tastefully and uniquelly and I will definetly buy more of this authors work. Amazing Book!" -- Amazon reviewer

Return to The Summer Of Love.
The Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in 1967. Alex Conley, a part-time writer for a Baltimore newspaper, is dispatched to chronicle the events occurring there. It is June of 1967, and the summer of love is in full swing.

Alone, in this strange and magical place, he meets a girl named Sarah, a free spirit who is as mysterious as she is beautiful.

What are the secrets of her past? Why does she dance each night under the light of the moon? These are just a few of the puzzles Alex needs to solve in the short time he has in that city.

Then there's another complication. He is beginning to fall deeply in love with her.

234 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 48 reviews.

Fierce Eden (The Louisiana History Collection), by Jennifer Blake. (Still free?)

Bestselling author Jennifer Blake delivers again with this 1730s Louisiana historical romance. Elise, a naive widow draws the attention of a passionate frontiersman, amidst attacks on their fort from the Natchez.

"The lyrical flow of language and even pacing of the action of this novel will keep readers glued to the pages. Ms. Blake's characters are warm, real people and her descriptions are lush and sumptuous ... (readers) interested in colonial America will adore Fierce Eden." ~Romantic Times

"Caught between passion and war, the (characters) are faced with the choice of betraying their people or their love. Blake once again delivers a solid historical romance." ~Publishers Weekly

"Jennifer Blake is one of the undisputed queens of romance and Fierce Eden is a prime example of what makes her great. ~Night Owl Romance

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What has he done with his devil's bargain...?

Reynaud, of both French and Natchez Indian blood, endures a deadly slur from the lovely widow, Elise Laffont. Because of it, he demands she become his bedmate in return for saving her and her friends during a dangerous uprising. How was he to know she dreaded a man's possession?

Elise expects the same brutal treatment from the half-breed brother of the ruler of the Natchez that she received from her dead husband. Instead, she is presented with a dubious bargain: Reynaud will not touch her--as long as she explores his magnificent body each night instead.

Their sensual pact turns to fiery desire, forging a bond as tender as it is strong. But the war between French and Natchez escalates, forcing desperate choices between honor and duty, loyalty and love.

A National Bestseller
Doubleday Book Club Selection

384 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 14 reviews.

Heir Apparent - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 4, by Ed Greenwood. (Still free?)

A satisfying collection of ten Sci-Fi short stories, for an impressive list of authors. Free today!

"I'm a fan of the digital science fiction anthologies (having read 1-3), but this is by far the best yet. I thought the blend of stories was great and well-balanced. I liked how they each had a completely unique feel from the others (not a bunch of "cookie-cutter" tales). A personal favorite was Ghostbook. I enjoyed how it took both the sci-fi and paranormal genres and blended them into an awesome mix. The next on my top choice list is The Silent will mess with your head "literally" :P (you'll see what I mean when you read it)." -- Amazon reviewer

Heir Apparent - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 4 (50,950 words; about 186 pages in print), is an anthology of ten original science fiction short stories from professional writers. We are pleased to present in our fourth anthology an exciting collection of new stories from established authors. Our fourth edition of the Digital Science Fiction anthology series serves up a smorgasbord of terrific stories; however, each story has its own unique version of an heir, and we look forward to hearing from our readers on whether those heirs truly do represent a passing down of some type of human bond or connection.

Ten Unique Stories by Professional Science Fiction Authors
Heir Apparent includes 10 first-time-published science fiction short stories by:

- Robert Lowell Russell - Floaters
- Brandon Nolta - Persistence of Memory
- George Walker - To Titan on the Daily
- Paul Cook - Ghostbook
- Eric James Stone - A Lincoln in Time
- Cassandra Rose Clarke - Hooked
- Ed Greenwood - My Silent Slayer
- Ronald D. Ferguson - Philosophy
- Alex Kane - In the Arms of Lachiga
- Martin L. Shoemaker - Father-Daughter Outing

Editorial Standards
Digital Science Fiction Anthology 4
welcomes back Christine Clukey as editor. At Digital Science Fiction, we strive for technically perfect digital and print versions of all our books. Each Digital Science Fiction book is vetted for superior literary quality then subjected to comprehensive professional editing. After editing, all content is proofread before submission to layout and formatting, then again after the book is fully built. In this way we expect you to find each Digital Science Fiction book not only entertaining, but error free.

Closing NotesWe thank you for your interest in our book, and invite you to plunge into the ten terrific stories contained within. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed providing them. Michael Wills, Publisher - Digital Science Fiction

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

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my book, Edgewood! I really appreciate it.