Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Wednesday Feb 20)

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

Baby (Species Intervention #6609 Book One), by J.K. Accinni. (Still free?)

Let's start off today's selection with this Sci-Fi adventure. Over 40 five-star reviews, and free today!

"Great Sci-Fi! This book is a well written book that introduces you to Baby, a small Oolahan creature. You really fall in love with Baby and Netty (the person that rescues Baby). The author does a terrific job of making you either really adore or really hate the characters." -- Amazon reviewer

A deeper, darker E.T. 
A tear jerker featuring the love of an alien creature and the lives he touches.

The series "Species Intervention #6609" spans two hundred years, encompassing tender love between divergent species, political downfalls and violence of unspeakable order. It is an unfortunate tale of Armageddon and the despairing hope of redemption.
In Baby, Netty is a naive teenage farm girl given in marriage to an older brutal opportunist disguised as a successful citizen during the years of Prohibition in Sussex County, New Jersey. After years of enslavement, Netty flees into the night from her rapist husband, traveling back to the farm worked by her parents, where she rescues an unfamiliar damaged creature she finds in a cave in the woods of her childhood, falling in love with the enigmatic creature she names Baby. Together they find happiness and fulfillment despite the changes to Netty's body wrought by the proximity of the unusual creature.
When a handsome Italian stranger comes into Netty's life, complications ensue as she falls in love while trying to hide the bizarre and wondrous changes to her farm and her body. Netty, Baby and Wil strive to conquer obstacles thrown in their path by life, succeeding wildly until the heart-rending and astonishingly brutal climax to their story.

188 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 72 reviews.



The Ruth Valley Missing, by Amber West. (Still free?)

Free today, this work of comic fiction has elements of mystery. Highly-rated!

"Little town, big story. This is a great, quick read. It is captivating, funny and suspenseful. The characters were engaging. I love James! I love other characters too but I don't want a spoiler in my review so read the book and I'm sure you'll fall in love; fall in love with the quirky writing, quick wit, and people that you'd like to have a cup of tea and a brownie with before you head out on an adventure." -- Amazon reviewer

Jameson Quinn is sick of trying to find herself in the big city. After a gallery opening ends in a trip to the ER and an argument with her self-involved boyfriend, she decides to take off for the peace and quiet of a small town — Ruth Valley.

The small town has everything Brooklyn lacked: simple people, peaceful surroundings, and a feeling of safety. Jameson even finds the perfect house to rent from the town’s most eligible bachelor, Sheriff Jack. Life is finally headed in a promising direction.

But something isn't right. A young man is mysteriously injured, then disappears — and Jameson finds he isn't the only person to suddenly vanish. The suspicious behavior of an abrasive nun and a creepy priest set her off on an investigation of what's really happening. Will she figure out the secrets of Ruth Valley before she's the next to go missing?

277 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 34 reviews.



TRANSCENDER: First-Timer (TRANSCENDER Trilogy), by Vicky Savage. (Still free?)

This highly-rated paranormal fantasy is free today!

"This is a hidden gem of a novel and I absolutely loved it. I really liked the protagonist Jade, who was strong and knew what she wanted. I loved the Skorplings, I could totally picture them in my head and wish I had one as a pet/friend! I was mesmerized by the worlds that Ms. Savage created- the domes and the politics between them were fascinating. And she does have a way with words when it comes to food and clothing and scenery. Ms. Savage has an amazing imagination and put it together really well in this first installment." -- Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

When a freak lightning storm turns terrifying, seventeen-year-old Jaden Beckett leaps for her life only to be glitched into an alternate universe. The destiny police want her out. Jaden's got other plans.

Ripped away from her quiet Connecticut life and dumped into a post-apocalyptic version of earth, Jaden lands smack in the middle of a kidnapping--her own!

Agent Ralston of the Inter-Universal Guidance Agency (IUGA) rescues her and helps her to assume a new identity. And what an amazing identity it is ...

In this world, she's Princess Jaden a member of the royal family of one of the three surviving nations. Plus, her mother's alive here--a miracle she never dreamed possible. If that weren't enough, she finds herself falling hard for Ryder Blackthorn, the half-Cherokee half-Irish outlaw who kidnapped her in the first place.

So, when IUGA finally gets its act together and is ready to send her home, Jaden's not budging. She's pretty sure Agent Ralston's been lying to her, and this whole thing isn't really a cosmic accident after all.

Can the powerful IUGA force her to leave' Or is Jaden what some in this strange land believe her to be--a Transcender with the ability to travel among alternate dimensions at will?

426 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 31 reviews.



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

Death Goes to the Dogs (Lizzie Crenshaw Mysteries), by Teresa Watson. (Still $0.99?)

This cozy Lizzie Crenshaw mystery is a quick, engaging read - and bargain-priced today at 99 cents!

"I am totally hooked on these books. The story lines are quick and clever, making for a fun read. Ms Watson has the rare ability to create a complete character in a very short time, allowing for total immersion by the reader. I have lived through the trials of this little community through four books and now I have to wait for book five! Each book is fairly self-contained, I am just delighted that they will continue, but, in Lizzie's words, "Oh boy."" -- Amazon reviewer

As the town of Brookdale gets ready for a benefit to raise money for the local shelter, someone kills the owner of the shelter. But was she the intended target or was it one of her co-workers? Lizzie Crenshaw somehow ends up in the middle of the investigation, and is nearly killed herself when the killer strikes again. With the help of Babe, her bloodhound, and Mittens, the victim's Maltese, Lizzie goes after the killer...but learns there may be more than one. Can she and the dogs catch them before it is too late?

97 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 15 reviews.



The Fall (The God Slayers Quartet), by David L. Dawson. (Still free?)

This YA story is set in post-apocalyptic England, and features a young gay protagonist. Free today.

"Ben, a gay young man just coming of age, lives in a post apocalyptic world where Gods rage in continuous battle. He is taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions as he struggles to find his true place in the world. I enjoyed the slight twists in the plot which kept the story moving along quite nicely for me. In my opinion the fantasy aspects of the story were delightfully placed. The concept of other species, such as the Felum, brought some great questions about this new world to the surface. All though Ben's relationship with Kar, a felum, is not a focal point of this book, I have to hope that it is covered in more detail later on in the trilogy." -- Amazon reviewer

For fans of young adult dystopian/post apocalyptic fiction, with romance, action and shocking plot twists. Like The Hunger Games? The Gone series? You'll love this.
The future of planet Earth is bleak. Two warring gods have decimated the planet. Fanatical religious cults, cannibals and cat/human hybrids are just some of the dangers out there. A young boy called Ben Casper lives in a crumbling shopping mall called The Glass Palace with his family. He's just come back from a rites of passage into the brutal outside world that officially makes him an adult. Now he must get married and be trained to take over from his father as Mayor. Except he sees things differently now. He doesn't want responsibility. The only things he truly wants is to go back out into the world and win the love of Brian, who happens to be his best friend's brother. Only he might have responsibility thrust upon him when he becomes embroiled in a conspiracy to kill the gods and save the world; a plot that could lead everyone he loves into mortal danger...

This is the first volume of The God Slayers Quartet. Recommended reading age; 13 and above.

310 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 19 reviews.



Remembered (The Vistira Trilogy: Book 1), by E. D. Brady. (Still free?)

This romantic fantasy is very highly-rated, and free today.

"E.D. Brady has created a world where simplistic love still exists. The story begins with an unloved goody two shoes and ends with a much seasoned woman. This story is woven into so many fantastic details that I didn't want to put the book down for fear of losing the flow. Suffice to say that I can't wait to read the other two of the trilogy...not to mention the movie!" -- Amazon reviewer

HOW FAR WOULD YOU TRAVEL FOR TRUE LOVE?

When Emily seeks professional help to deal with haunting dreams of a handsome stranger, she is thrown into horrifying memories of being kidnapped and almost murdered.

She embarks on an astonishing journey where she uncovers her true identity and is reunited with the only man she will ever love. But the evil that tore them apart still lurks, threatening to destroy their love and more than likely end their lives.

311 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 14 reviews.



Swallowtail, by Sheri Meshal. (Still free?)

All five-star reviews for this paranormal fantasy - free today!

"Sheri Meshal brought to her debut novel the sensibility of a writer who has obviously lost loved ones; yet her take is by no means depressing or defeatist. On the contrary, Swallowtail screams hope, love and the possibility of us all to better ourselves; by simply opening our hearts and minds to love, and compassion. In life, Claire is a busy, modern wife and mother working for a bank in Chicago, who struggles to make those around her happy. Compassionate, funny, void of any prejudice. She is far from perfect, but she's solid, ethical and principled. But, it is in Claire's death - to her surprise, and mine - that she fully manages to reach her full potential." -- Amazon reviewer

Chicago wife, mother and finance executive Claire Cummings, arrives at work one morning to discover her friend Julia has embezzled millions and vanished. Blindsided and devastated by the betrayal, she’s sent home pending further investigation. Claire’s bizarre death the following day sends everyone reeling, guessing and looking for her in all the wrong places. In no time she's addicted to an enchanting menagerie of tricks and techniques for getting the living's attention, but most people are harder to reach than she'd ever dreamed and even harder to set free.

She was still a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend... she'd move heaven and earth to keep it that way.

Sheri Meshal’s Swallowtail is a haunting story about life, love, loss and just how far we’ll go to control it all.

This debut from a thought-provoking new voice in fiction begs the question… what would you do if all the rules changed, and you were suddenly bestowed powers beyond your greatest imagination?

355 pages, with a 5-star rating from 18 reviews.



Playing the Genetic Lottery, by Terri Morgan. (Still free?)

This work of fiction illuminates the world of schizophrenia, through a young woman who faces fears of having children after having grown up with two schizophrenic parents. Will the kids inherit the disease that destroyed her parents? A thoughtful and engaging read, free today.

"I commend Ms. Morgan for writing a novel that examines such complicated issues. It is important for us to use literature as a means of educating others about mental illness and fighting against the stigma in our society." -- Joseph Maldonado, MS, PsychCentral.com

"Caitlin’s story touched me deep in my soul" ~ Marina

"Terri Morgan's depictions of the disorder are realistic as well as haunting." ~ Allizabeth Collins

At fifteen, Ava ran away from home and changed her name to Caitlin to escape the chaotic childhood of having two schizophrenic parents. However, she lives with the constant fear of what lies in her DNA. Will she succumb to the disease that robbed her of a normal childhood' Will her children be the next victims of the family curse?
 

Looking for an emotional and touching story of human strength and overcoming obstacles? Read Terri Morgan's fictional memoir PLAYING THE GENETIC LOTTERY.

388 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 11 reviews.



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Freebie Quick Picks!
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