Thursday, February 21, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Thursday Feb 21)

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

The Sun, the Moon, and Maybe the Trains, by Rodney Jones. (Still free?)

I read this highly-rated book recently and can personally vouch for it being an engaging, well-written story. Rodney Jones pulls you skillfully into this time-travel story of young love between an 1870s-era boy and a very modern teenage girl. Normally $4.99, but you can get your copy free today!

"The relationship between Tess and John was so sweet and innocent, John was a proper gentleman and he did make me laugh especially when Tess came to him with her legs bare and SHAVED! Of course people in 1875 covered themselves up and never shaved their legs. I could see that a love would blossom between them but wondered how because they were both from different times but Tess manages to travel into 1875 to warn John of a fire in Greendale, but she can't pass back to her own time. There were tense times in the book, some sadness, some delight, and some bits has me thinking 'oh my god nooo'. I really enjoyed the book and could not put it down. A fantastic read and very well written." -- Amazon reviewer

John Bartley’s days are filled with working in the mill or the garden, and he can’t wait to see Zella at the next barn dance. But when he stumbles through a hidden portal in the forest, everything he’s ever known falls behind him. 

A hundred and thirty-four years behind, to be exact.


Tess can’t quite believe John’s tale of time travel. Does he really not know what a cell phone is? A car? Indoor plumbing? To convince the girl he’s swiftly falling for that he’s not crazy, John must delve into Tess’s history—his future—and solve the mystery of his hometown’s demise.
But when they learn its fate, each faces a wrenching choice. Save their love or save the past?

253 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 17 reviews.



Vigilante (VIGILANTE Series), by Claude Bouchard. (Still free?)

Over 100 five-star reviews for this opener in the Vigilante police procedural series. Get this free today!

"From the opening scene, Claude Bouchard's Vigilante hits you like a hook to the liver, and addresses the timeless issues of murder, revenge, and the human yearning for justice. It's a witty thriller, full of passion and suspense, and as others have said, virtually impossible to put down. Claude Bouchard guides you step by step through a seamy, dangerous world, while never allowing you to lose hope. As others have said, the ending is excellent." -- Amazon reviewer

Book 1 of the VIGILANTE Series

TOP TEN BEST-SELLING POLICE PROCEDURAL ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE!

Montreal . . . the long, hot summer of 1996. . .

. . . and in the dark of night, moving like a shadowy wraith, a vigilante prowls the city's streets.

The targets of his bloody rampage: the worst of the worst.

Murderers. Gangbangers. Rapists.

Six months. Sixteen murders. The harried police are still without a clue . . .

. . . until the day they receive an email from the assassin himself.

Lieutenant Dave McCall, head of Montreal's Special Homicide Task Force, needs help to crack the secrets of the killer's taunting message. He calls on an expert--Chris Barry, who runs a security firm specializing in computer communications.

Together, McCall and Barry launch a grim quest to track down a man who preys on predators--an urgent quest to bring this remorseless killer to justice.

But whose justice will prevail: theirs--or the vigilante's?

". . . probably the best mystery/thriller book I have ever read . . . The last sentence made me shiver with delight." --Tiffany A. Harkleroad, "Tiffany's Bookshelf"

"A great thriller!" --Dean Lappi, author, Black Numbers

250 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 165 reviews.



Collapse (New America-Book One), by Richard Stephenson. (Still free?)

This political thriller is free today, and has over 80 five-star reviews.

"Author Richard Stephenson has hit one out of the park with his novel, Collapse. Watch the America we know literally collapse under the weight of natural disasters, rouge nations and damned scary power-hungry politicians. To say that the premise of the novel is believable would be an understatement. Although it takes place in 2027, there is not reason that most of this couldn't happen in the next six months. Keeping that thought in the back of my mind helped to propel me through reading this book in just a few sittings." -- Amazon reviewer

BOOK ONE in the NEW AMERICA series.

America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists is on American soil. This is the story of three men: Howard Beck, the world’s richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict. Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town. At first they must fight for their own survival against impossible odds. Finally, the three men must band together to save their beloved country from collapse.

BOOK TWO in the New America series, entitled "Resistance" is slated for a summer 2013 release. Sneak peek is available now.

**This edition has been reformatted and further edited from the original release.

458 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 165 reviews.



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

Intentional Stranger, by J.J. Oxendine. (Still $0.99?)

This suspenseful novella is bargain-priced today at 99 cents!

"JJ Oxendine has cranked out a very well thought out suspense novella in Intentional Stranger. I found this to be a page-turner. I eagerly await a sequel to see what comes of Grace's pilgrimage and discovery. Great modern imagery ("Eyes dark as espresso", comes to mind.) The pace is solid and the story is interesting." -- Amazon reviewer

INTENTIONAL STRANGER

The death of her only child leaves Grace desperate to keep her marriage together. Unable to deal with the pain, she begins seeing a therapist who has her own motives. After getting divorced, she learns her ex-husband is the subject of a FBI money laundering investigation. Grace quickly realizes her marriage was not what it seemed, but has no idea how deep the lies run. Her journey to uncover the truth places her in danger and takes her down a trail she never imagined.

A suspense novella at 23,902 words filled with twists and turns.

121 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 23 reviews.



A PERFECT EVIL (Romantic Suspense), by EC Sheedy. (Still free?)

Mystery, thrills, and love come together in this romantic suspense, from the acclaimed EC Sheedy. Free today!

"Sheedy has created a great romantic suspense with so many plot turns that the reader can't help but remain captivated. Great secondary characters like an Irish cook, ne'er do well stepdaughter, and a lover who won't be swindled help to move the story along at a breathtaking pace." -- Amazon reviewer

Old sins leave dark and lasting scars...

Hannah Stuart thinks she's safe within the dark and private rooms of Kenninghall, her friend Milo's rambling and secluded Washington estate. Here she hides from the outside world, nurturing her depression, and lost in a past and painful tragedy she can't let go. She lives her days by rote, each day the same as the one before.

But change, for good or ill, is both relentless and inescapable.

Milo dies, leaving Hannah a fortune and three letters. Letters telling of old sins and ugly lies, now tangled anew in more shocking depravities. Letters the rich and powerful will kill to suppress. Letters Hannah is driven and honor bound to expose—and time is running out.

When Milo's long-lost relatives and former business partners start showing up at Kenninghall, Hannah doesn't know who to trust. In desperation she turns to the mysterious Yates Lang.

Yates has the experience to help her, but he also has secrets of his own—and a compelling reason to destroy the letters.

He may be falling for the reclusive beauty of Kenninghall, but when love gets entangled in existing loyalties, bad blood, and a perfect evil, it can get you killed.
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What Reviewers say:

"...this thriller is gripping and intense." Jill M. Smith, RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

"Sheedy interweaves everyone in Hannah's life, some tightly and some on the edge." Lisa Menkhaus, The Best Reviews

"...perfect for female mystery fans who want a taste of romance." Teri Davis, Reviewing the Evidence

"...a chilling read from beginning to end ... will please even the most jaded romantic suspense fan." Amy Cunningham, Romance Reviews Today

"The chemistry between Yates and Hannah is incredible." Kelly Ross, The Romance Readers Connection

258 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 23 reviews.



Salvaged Love: A historical novel of Key West 1828-1829, by Susan Blackmon. (Still free?)

This historical novel takes you to Key West in the 1820s, where a young girl is forced into marriage. Free today!

"What a wonderful historical romance. This book is very well written and I could tell that the Blackmon spent alot of time researching the history of Key West. The story line drew me in from the beginning. I look forward to reading future books from this author." -- Amazon reviewer

Salvaged Love is the story of a young girl's journey into womanhood and her need to carve a place for herself in the small island community and in the heart of her husband. Set in 1828 at the cusp of Key West's rise to wealth from ship salvaging, the story blends fact and fiction to entertain and highlight the fascinating history of Key West, Florida.

Eighteen year old Abigail Bennington eagerly accepts her father's invitation to sail to the Caribbean in a desperate need to escape her current situation. They sail from England expecting a six month holiday. Plans turn awry when they become stranded in Key West, a newly settled island at the entrance of the Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by treacherous reef and inhabited mostly by men. Abby becomes enchanted with the tiny island and its residents until circumstances force her father to insist she marry. Now locked in matrimony, can the young couple's burgeoning love survive resentment and isolation?

346 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 18 reviews.



High Desert Haven (The Shepherd's Heart), by Lynnette Bonner. (Still free?)

This highly-rated Christian historical romance is free today!

"I really enjoyed this story about Nicki and Jason, their struggles, their triumphs and their desire to serve God. The story moved along well and kept me wondering what was going to happen in the end. Not just with Nicki and Jason, which since it's their story is fairly predictable how they will end up, but there were other characters that were interesting to watch." -- Amazon reviewer

Is Jason Jordan really who he says he is?
Everything in Nicki’s life depends on the answer.

Oregon, 1887

When her husband dies in a mysterious riding accident, Nicki Trent is left with a toddler and a rundown ranch. Determined to bring her ranch back from the brink of death, Nicki hires handsome Jason Jordan to help. But when William, her neighbor, starts pressing for her hand in marriage, the bank calls in a loan she didn’t even know about, bullets start flying, and a burlap dummy with a knife in its chest shows up on her doorstep, Nicki wonders if this ranch is worth all the trouble.

To make matters worse, terrible things keep happening to her neighbors. When her friend’s homestead is burned to the ground and William lays the blame at Jason’s feet, Nicki wonders how well she knows her new hand…and her own heart.

A desperate need. Malicious adversaries. Enticing love.
Step into a day when outlaws ran free, the land was wild, and guns blazed at the drop of a hat.

336 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 27 reviews.



Kaleidoscope World, by Tomica Scavina. (Still free?)

Part fantasy, part mystery, this novel has earned warm praise from its readers, and is yours free today.

"It is a novel of romance and adventure, with a murder and even ghosts. But the best part is the heroine, Dahlia. Instead of succumbing to her demons she takes them head on. She leaves NY, an alcoholic mother, and a series of disastrous sex buddies, and goes to Barcelona to the apartment, long abandoned, where she spent her earliest years and where her father was killed. Her creativity, humor and resourcefulness are what kept me reading. I enjoyed the flashes of Barcelona and the Croatian coast, but most of all I liked the exploration of Dahlia's mind, her spirit of adventure and her stick-to-it-iveness when faced by trouble and adversity." -- Amazon reviewer

A collector of kaleidoscopes and lousy relationships, Dahlia Kasper leaves her possessive alcoholic mother and moves from New York to Barcelona. In search of lost bits of her childhood, she starts living in an apartment where her father was murdered when she was four. As soon as she enters the apartment, strange things begin to happen.

Her favorite kaleidoscope becomes a gateway to another dimension where she encounters a ghost of a famous physicist from the 19th century who tries to persuade her that reality is like a moth-eaten sweater - full of holes. He needs her to help him plug up these holes and save the world from vanishing, while the only thing Dahlia really wants to save is her sanity.

This is just a part of Dahlia's problems. An elderly cello-playing neighbor turns her emotional world upside down and her longing for lost home takes her further than she ever imagined she could go. To collect all the scattered kaleidoscope-bits of her life together, Dahlia needs to go through an intense inner transformation that takes courage and a sharp sense of humor.

261 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 7 reviews.



Pain and Gain-The Untold True Story, by Marc Schiller. (Still free?)

You may have heard of this upcoming Mark Wahlberg film. Here's the memoir of one of the victims of the Sun Gym gang. Free today!

"This first-hand account of the pain that Marc Schiller endured for the personal gain of the grisly Sun Gym gang is riveting. Through his frank narrative, Schiller takes the reader on a grim and unbelievable ride through "hotel hell" and beyond. A great read and one that you won't forget! P.S. Though the film, Pain & Gain, will certainly be entertaining, there is no doubt that the true story behind Hollywood's fictionalized version will be the most compelling for fans." -- Amazon reviewer

This is the untold true story of one citizen’s pointless torture and month-long captivity. The story, formerly mistold if not utterly overlooked, has been made into a feature film. Even as a dark comedy, there is little amusement to be found in human suffering. The sick and twisted minds of Mr. Schiller’s captors would be fodder for the Darwin Awards if the results were not so alarmingly inhumane. Physical, mental and emotional torture, as well as sensory deprivation and starvation, the prisoner of war-like conditions differed only in the fact that Mr. Schiller was completely alone during his extended stay at the warehouse he refers to as Hotel Hell. An early victim of identity theft in the years following Hurricane Andrew in Miami, Mr. Schiller chronicles his story in tortuous detail. His humiliation, pain and suffering at the hands of these perverted social misfits is a shocking revelation.
What is it like to be imprisoned in near dungeon-like conditions? All this mayhem on American soil toward the end of the last millennium.
Greed, lust for power and the desire to inflict pain and misery were the apparent motivating forces behind this gruesome incident.
Truly a harrowing tale and one that you won’t soon forget.

326 pages, with a 5-star rating from 7 reviews.



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1 comment:

  1. Thanks to KindleBoard and all my friends there for posting The Living Image. I hope you all will enjoy. Pam

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