Thursday, February 28, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Thursday Feb 28)

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

Origin, by J.A. Konrath. (Still free?)

Let's start today off with a bang: an exciting technothriller from best-selling author J.A. Konrath. Over 170 five-star reviews, and free today!

"Intriguing idea, plus action! A monster that looks like the devil is found in 1906 and awakens now. The scientists in a bunker try to communicate with it, and quickly find that it out-thinks them as it tries to escape. I'm no fan of horror, but I thought that was only a small part here. Really, a fun techno-thriller. I've ordered some others of his, which I am anxious to try. Good fun." -- Amazon reviewer

Thriller writer J.A. Konrath, author of the Lt. Jack Daniels series, digs into the vaults and unearths a technohorror tale from the depths of hell...

1906 - Something is discovered by workers digging the Panama Canal. Something dormant. Sinister. Very much alive.

2009 - Project Samhain. A secret underground government installation begun 103 years ago in New Mexico. The best minds in the world have been recruited to study the most amazing discovery in the history of mankind. But the century of peaceful research is about to end.

Because it just woke up.

Book Description

When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert , he has no idea he's been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon.

He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan.

But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn't just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth...

ORIGIN by J.A. Konrath
All hell is about to break loose. For real.

ORIGIN is approximately 76,000 words long, and is specifically formatted for Kindle, with an active table of contents.

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 Disturb, The List, Shot of Tequila, and Serial Killers Uncut.

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

He has sold over a million ebooks.

306 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 352 reviews.

Gone For a Soldier (Gone For Soldiers - Volume 1), by Jeffry S. Hepple. (Still free?)

I have enjoyed reading Jeffry Hepple's works of historical fiction, so am excited to see this well-reviewed and absorbing work available free today! Hepple excels at taking great historical moments in our country, and depicting them in a personal way through the eyes of the participants.

"Think you know about the Founding Fathers? Wait until you read the real stories of the political intrigues and personality clashes surrounding the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence! Patriots, Loyalists, British and French officers, women of easy virtue, and spies of all persuasions figure in this story of the turbulent events surrounding the difficult birth of the United States of America. The research that went into this novel must have been mind boggling- a labor of love. This is a story well worth reading and the characters will stay with you long after you turn the final page." -- Amazon reviewer

Divided by loyalty to the King of England and the idea of democracy, the Van Buskirk family struggles from the Boston Tea Party to the Battle of Yorktown to preserve a way of life or forge a new nation.

This novel includes descriptions of major battles, transcriptions of letters from George Washington, John Adams, Benedict Arnold and many other prominent figures of the American Revolution as well as important documents such as the Declaration of Independence and articles by Thomas Paine.

804 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 30 reviews.

My Temporary Life (My Temporary Life Trilogy), by Martin Crosbie. (Still free?)

This romantic suspense has been downloaded over 100,000 times. With over 120 five-star reviews, this book is yours free today!

"There were moments of magic, scenes filled with foreboding, passages that were poetic and ruminative, others that were breathtaking. The masterful handling of Malcolm's mother, especially in "the car wash scene," was brilliant. There were many scenes, especially toward the end, that were fast-paced and made the book impossible to put down. It is a book you will not want to miss." -- Amazon reviewer

Book One in the MY TEMPORARY LIFE Trilogy

"It has everything, simply everything-a coming of age, a romance, and a thriller all rolled into one delightful read."

Malcolm Wilson learned that everything is always temporary. Growing up, he's raised by a promiscuous mother who can't stay out of trouble, his best friend is a thirteen-year-old alcoholic, and the masters at his tough Scottish school are always raising their canes in his direction. When he becomes an adult, he escapes, and chooses the safe route, watching the rest of the world from a distance. Everything changes the day he meets the beautiful, alluring, green-haired Heather, and when he learns of Heather's own abusive childhood and the horrific secret she's been carrying, Malcolm makes a decision-this time he's not backing down, whatever the cost.
The first book of the MY TEMPORARY LIFE Trilogy deals with friendship, love, and what it means to be a hero. A top-ten Amazon bestseller in all categories, the self-publishing journey the author undertook to publish this work has been documented in Publisher's Weekly, Forbes Online, Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper, as well as Amazon press releases.

333 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 177 reviews.

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

Creepy 1: A Collection of Scary Stories (Creepy Collection Series), by Jeff Bennington. (Still $0.99?)

A spine-tingling collection of short stories - bargain-priced today at 99 cents!

"Creepy by Jeff Bennington is a collection of five spooky stories that are sure to leave shivers trailing down your spine. Three of these stories are Jeff's witness accounts of actual supernatural events and the other two stories are fictional works that are detailed and brilliant. After reading Creepy I find myself checking over my shoulder, looking into the corners and wondering what is lurking around me!" -- Amazon reviewer

The Creepy series is a one of a kind combination of true supernatural occurances, mixed with a variety of supernatural short stories. Creepy contains The Rumblin' and Murdoch's Eyes. Best of all, Creepy includes some of the author's real life supernatural experiences... absolutely true ghost stories.

Read Creepy 2 and Creepy 3 for ONLY 99 cents each!

"I was around ten years old when I had my first supernatural experience. Thirty years later, my ghosts have returned and they are creepier than ever. I've seen full-bodied apparations, felt a dark presence practically breathing down my neck, and everyday I work with a ghost who seems more curious than anything." ~ Jeff Bennington

The Rumblin'
The Shadow Man
Murdoch's Eyes
The Ghost Named Earl
Someone in the Basement
These ghostly experiences have influenced my writing and allowed me to truly capture the essence of fear and suspense that you'll discover in my fiction. If you enjoy creepy tales from Stephen King, you'll love my heart pounding, short stories too.

"With the author using horror as a psychological special effect, Murdoch's Eyes packs a fearsome punch. A killer of a short story thriller!" - Michele Tater, The Couch Tater Review

"Murdoch's Eyes is a wicked, twisted little tale. A thrilling paranormal both well written and with some truly freaky characters. I don't think I'll ever look at anyone with green eyes the same again." - Jen Wylie, Author of Sweet Light

"Reading the reviews of this book, I wondered if it was all it was hyped up to be. Reading it - I discovered it really was. The violence is beautifully executed, the plot is perfect in its speed and intensity and the characters are wonderfully written. Jeff Bennington has written a stunning story here. Ten out of ten." - Michael Wilson

72 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 58 reviews.

Forsaken - A Novel of Art, Evil, and Insanity, by Andrew Van Wey. (Still free?)

This intelligent blend of ghost story, supernatural thriller, and mystery is enthusiastically praised by readers... and is free today!

"Intricate, disturbing, unexpected, and scary! I can honestly say that I haven't read something like this in a long time. I would highly recommend this book for all lovers of the paranormal and horror genres." --Autumn @ Open Book Society

"I cannot recommend Andrew Van Wey's Forsaken highly enough. Not only is it one of the best electronic reads I've come across yet, but it's the kind of highly polished, well-written story that I only wish I could have on my shelf as a hardcover first edition. Yes, it's really that good!" --Sally @ Bibrary Book Lust

"The story itself is amazing. I was completely drawn in almost immediately. There is believability to these characters that I really liked; they could easily be that family that lives down the street. So many super creepy parts that I did not want to read this book before I went to bed." -- Jenn @ Completely Booksessed


A beautiful house, a loving wife. Two kids, a dog, and a professorship teaching art restoration at the local university. Your name is Dan Rineheart. You've got it all.


On the cusp of autumn a mysterious painting arrives. No name. No date. No signature or frame. Only a note that reads: Here in art, denial. It's a disturbing work of grotesque perfection; two children with cruel eyes, a window onto an endless field, and a dying tree on top of a hill. A work of art... that changes with each viewing.


...Where wretched children crawl from a canvas prison to stalk the quiet halls of this happy home.

...Where painted clocks tick-tock away in the dark hours before dawn, and a missing dog whimpers from between the walls.

...Where all answers lead to a dark artist and an impossible creation, a cursed canvas with a twisted past...


FORSAKEN is an intelligent blend of ghost story, suburban supernatural thriller, haunted house, and mystery. Perfectly written for fans of early Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Peter Straub, it's a terrifying tale of secrets and lies, of nightmares made flesh; where the scariest stories are the ones that coldly whisper into your ear until madness and death are a welcome gift.
Lock your door.
Turn on the lights.
Do NOT read FORSAKEN late at night.

459 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 68 reviews.

Frame-Up, by Eric Christopherson. (Still free?)

This legal thriller has non-stop action - check out the enthusiastic praise from some of Amazon's top reviewers! Free today.

"Frame-Up is every bit the equal of "Crack-Up" for ratcheting up the tension as the reader wonders if Will Pruett will really be executed for a murder for which he framed himself. Will Pruett is cool as a cucumber as he goes through the arrest process, but he never bargained on the dangers waiting for him at the jail on Rykers Island. Samantha Ortiz is a spicy enchilada of a detective who's going to prosecute Pruett all the way to the death chamber, and it appears that she's succeeding." -- Amazon reviewer

Book of the Year Award winner,

"An original premise and a well-told crime novel with strong, compelling themes. Clearly
there is quite a bit of talent here." -- John Schoenfelder, Senior Editor, Mulholland Books

Will Pruett is a young magazine journalist with a father who sits on death row, claiming innocence. While his father's execution date looms, capital punishment is under consideration for abolishment by the state government of New York. Will seeks to influence the debate and to speed the abolishment along by framing himself for a murder he had nothing to do with--demonstrating how a simple coincidence or two can cost an innocent man his neck. With assistance from his publisher and a defense attorney, Will succeeds in getting himself arrested for the murder before realizing the actual murderer has arranged for him to take the fall for real . . .

NYPD Homicide detective Samantha "Sam" Ortiz conducts an investigation complicated by a city on edge due to racial tensions inflamed by the murder, by a district attorney anxious to capitalize on the case in time for his reelection, by a thirst for revenge within her own police department, and by the man she'd put behind bars who belatedly insists he'd incriminated himself on purpose.

Sam must not only determine whether Will is telling the truth but also follow unexpected investigative leads involving Nazi-stolen artwork missing since WW II and illicit high-tech genetic engineering. Will she crack the case? Or will there be a family reunion on death row?

357 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 24 reviews.

The Magic In The Receiver, by Paul Dillon. (Still free?)

This work of literary fiction has earned warm reviews for its lyrical writing. Free today!

"The story has two main timelines - one is the "earthquake" timeline and the other one is set in the present day as Elena comes to Kefalonia with her father to commemorate the events of the past. The backdrop for the novel is gorgeous, as it should be, being a Mediterranean island during the warm season. This is a literary-style novel with elaborate writing and beautiful turns of phrase. Recommended." -- Amazon reviewer

Set on the enchanting Greek island of Kefalonia, THE MAGIC IN THE RECEIVER is both a moving family saga and modern romance exploring the timeless enigma of love.

"If you liked Captain Corelli's Mandolin, you'll surely enjoy THE MAGIC IN THE RECEIVER ..."
-Maria Karamitsos, The Greek Star - Summer Book Review 2012

Kefalonia Island, Greece: 1953
Tragedy strikes the Katros family following the Great Ionian Earthquake and nine-year-old Ioannis joins thousands in a mass-evacuation of the Greek island.

Sixty years later, accompanied by his American daughter Elena, Ioannis returns to attend a mysterious mountain festival and lay his ghosts to rest. Embracing her Kefalonian roots, Elena extends her stay on the island, despite the protests of her jealous fiancé. A chance encounter leads to a night of passion with the wealthy and enigmatic Ben, who soon sees lust turn to love - or is it a dangerous obsession...

"The Magic in the Receiver is a paradise retreat for the senses..."

"...a love story with poetic obsession."

229 pages, with a 4-star rating from 13 reviews.

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

HELP ME Eliminate My Pain Doc!, by . (Still $0.99?)

This short guide provides 9 steps to relieving back pain, from sports injury specialist Dr. Jerry Dreessen. 99 cents today.

"If you have been living a life in pain then you owe it to yourself to get this book! A must read for anyone living in pain or trying to rehabilitate themselves out of pain!" -- Amazon reviewer

Are you a person stuck in a "pain rut"? Are you dealing with pain every single day of your life, wondering when it will go away? Do you live your life day-to-day taking pain meds that are loosing their effectiveness, or causing you other symptoms? Or are you experiencing pain from a recent injury and are looking for ways to heal faster and stronger?
This is a book about where pain and inflammation comes from, and how to treat it. The core problem to treating anything is just figuring out what it is. In this book, you'll work your way through 9 proven steps, gaining knowledge and taking action steps that can give you the peace of mind you've been looking for.
Combining his treatment protocols over the last 26 years of family practice, as well as information from his lecture series, Dr. Dreessen lays out an easy to follow format using the nine steps to eliminate pain.

48 pages, with a 5-star rating from 1 reviews.

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