Saturday, March 2, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Saturday Mar 2)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

Deadly Memories, by Pamela M. Richter. (Still $1.49?)

From the author of Necromancer, this highly-rated romantic suspense is bargain-priced at $1.49 today!

"This carefully sculpted story did not disappoint; it is infused with romance, friendship, challenges, tragedy, mystery, conspiracy, despair, hope, and danger, all leading to a suspenseful showdown. Andrea and Jake, the main characters, had already known each other for a few years and were good friends. Andrea was upfront about being in love with Jake, but Jake wasn't quite there, yet, or just couldn't admit it. As the story moved along, both characters became very vivid and made me feel as though I knew them very well. A nicely done and absorbing read!" -- Amazon reviewer

DEADLY MEMORIES - What she can't remember might kill her...

"She doesn't remember a thing," Rolph snapped into the phone.

Andrea froze. His back was turned away from her. He didn't know she was there, listening.

"It's been six months, for God's sake. If you harm one hair on her head, I'll contact the authorities. My father would be disgraced, but that will not deter me."

Now Andrea couldn't move. There was no doubt Rolph was talking about her. She wondered how his father, the French Ambassador, could be disgraced.

His voice modulated to a threatening whisper. "This is the end. Otherwise she goes directly into protective custody, and I spill my guts. You've lied to me, made me into a damned traitor, and I'm angry enough to do it out of spite."

Now Andrea knew there were secrets he was keeping from her. What did he mean about protective custody' Was she in danger' The one blank spot in her mind was a mysterious car crash. She didn't know how she had landed at the bottom of a cliff in the Santa Monica mountains of Los Angeles. She remembered the fabulous party in Beverly Hills that night, but try as she might, she couldn't remember the sequence of events leading to the accident.

Rolph's last words chilled her, "I have nothing to lose. I'm a dead man."


P.M. Richter's novels:
The Necromancer
The Living Image
Midnight Reflections
Trifecta - box set

314 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 49 reviews.

The Oak Island Affair, by Jane Bow. (Still $0.99?)

This award-winning tale of treasure-hunting off of Canada's eastern coastline is bargain-priced at 99 cents today!

"I throughly enjoyed reading The Oak Island Affair. Who wouldn't love a book about hidden treasure, especially when it probably really IS hidden on Oak Island! It is well written and was a most enjoyable read. I passed the book along to my daughter, who also really liked it." -- Amazon reviewer

The Oak Island Affair is set during the ongoing, 217-year old, international, multi-million dollar treasure hunt off Canada’s east coast. Vanessa, a freelance writer who grew up in Spain, is fleeing the pain of an unraveling relationship when she goes to her grandmother’s house near Oak Island. Here her discovery of a 400-year old diary written by a failed Spanish Dominican monk rekindles her obsession with a treasure hunt that has drawn investors, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, from all over the United States. Battling time and the ruthless ambitions of a millionaire real estate developer who wants to turn Oak Island into a theme park, Vanessa is plunged into an underworld from which there is no turning back. Finally, seeing beyond the barriers of reason allows her to arrive at a new solution to the mystery. 

The print edition of The Oak Island Affair was an American Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in both the Adventure and General Fiction categories.

208 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 2 reviews.

Marblestone Mansion, Book 1 (Scandalous Duchess Series), by Marti Talbott. (Still $0.99?)

Bargain-priced today at 99 cents, this historical romance follows Hannish MacGreagor in the early 20th century, as he discovers wealth and heartbreak in the American west. The first book in the highly-praised Scandalous Duchess series.

"There are very few authors who have the talent to write such unique, heartwarming stories which will make you laugh, cry, worry about and truly feel you are part of a very special family as you follow their lives through several generations. Marti Talbott is one of those very talented authors. Be prepared to spend many wonderful hours lost in a world with all the triumphs and tragedies of a unique and special family from their ancestors to their present generation. I guarantee at the end of each book you, too, will be impelled to quickly reach for the next book in the series and you, too, will have a smile on your face!" -- Amazon reviewer

A Duke by inheritance, Hannish MacGreagor soon learned the title came with very little wealth, so he bought a silver mine in Idaho, left his wife of two weeks in Scotland, and sailed to America. Two years later, he sold the mine and became one of the wealthiest men in Colorado. Convinced his wife would be happy there, he built Marblestone Mansion on a bluff overlooking Colorado Springs, where many a wealthy gold mine owner and their families lived. His hopes were high when he sent for his wife, yet there were signs that all was not well with his marriage. Never could he have imagined the disaster that was headed his way.

Word count: 68,416

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379 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 6 reviews.

Vaetra Unveiled (The Vaetra Chronicles), by Daniel R. Marvello. (Still $2.99?)

Filled with swords and sorcery, this stirring fantasy adventure is the first in a series - and a good standalone read on its own merits. Bargain-priced at $2.99.

""Every aspect of this book is fully developed and loving care has been taken to get everything just right. It's not a short book and yet I easily finished it within two days - a testament to the fact that Vaetra Unveiled is a flat out page turner. Highly Recommended." ~ Roger Eschbacher

"Vaetra Unveiled is a well-plotted, strikingly well-edited fantasy adventure. Overall, very fine work, especially for a first-time independent author. If you're a fan of the fantasy genre, you should read this book." ~ Christopher Kellen

"It reminds me of Robert Jordan but without the teenage stuff which I like. Best indie ebook I've read so far. Thumbs up!" ~ Kyla Wapshott

Bored with his life as an innkeeper, Jaylan Forester takes a promising mercenary contract. The adventure goes out of control when he discovers that his client is being pursued by Sulana Delano, an intriguing Sword Sorceress from an enclave of sorcerers known as The Archives. Taught from birth to shun sorcerers, Jaylan must overcome his distrust of magic when an unexpected turn of events embroils Jaylan in Sulana's mission to recover a stolen mysterious artifact. Along the way, Jaylan learns that he too has the capacity to become a sorcerer. He must decide if he wants to explore his newfound abilities or resume the comfortable life he has always known. Fate has its own ideas about the path he should take.

Vaetra Unveiled is a swords & sorcery fantasy adventure. If you liked The Belgariad by David Eddings, The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, or Dragonlance by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, you'll enjoy the Vaetra Chronicles series.

298 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 13 reviews.

Concerto (The Alexis Brooks Series), by Sandra Miller. (Still $3.99?)

Someone is stalking violinist Chrispin Marnett - and she must unravel hidden secrets to survive. This engaging, musical mystery is a high-quality suspenseful thriller. Save $4 off its regular price today!

"The author keeps a constant element of suspense running throughout the story...This author has spent years honing her craft and it shows. Aspiring writers...would do well in learning from this writer. --Kelly Gass, Washington County Observer us a plucky and resourceful hero...With a rather good mystery plot, [Concerto] makes for a very entertaining read. --Judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

"I see you."

Three simple words from her telephone in the dead of night send violinist Chrispen Marnett's life spiraling in directions she never imagined. The chance to work with the greatest violinist alive drew her to Newton, but nothing could have prepared her for what she found there. Terror lurks in innocent places—a ringing phone, a late-night rehearsal, unexpected flowers.

And what could have prepared her for Alexis Brooks: symphony concertmaster, international superstar, and accused murderer? Withdrawn and moody, Alexis is cut off from everyone around him; his colleagues in the symphony, his fans, even his own father. Everyone from her mother to the Newton Police has warned Chrispen against Alexis, but as her own danger increases, he may be her only ally.

Join Chrispen on the journey of a lifetime as she fights for her sanity, her happiness, and her life. To survive, she must unravel the layers of the past and learn the secrets the Newton Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra hides.

Concerto is the first in a series of fast-moving, tightly-plotted suspense novels.

Approximately 270 pages.

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

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Cosmic Warriors - Kuiella Taldama: my journey, by Carlos X. (Still free?)

This time-travel romance is praised by readers as an inspirational and thrilling book. Free today.

"This book really piqued my interest because I am a "think out of the box" type of person and definitely a dreamer. I was more than pleasantly surprised that the book had a spooky, haunted house in it and a mystery! I love paranormal type of books but it is beyond that. It is very inspirational. One can sort of compare this book the movie Rudy. For anyone who enjoys rooting for the underdog then this book is for you. I very much enjoyed reading this and recommend it to others if you are looking for a spooky but inspirational book." -- Amazon reviewer

How far would you go to find your dream? Would you travel to another city or country? Perhaps your journey would take you to the very edge of the universe.
“Imagine having to travel to a very far place to find your dream or to make your dream come true, instead of staying in within your comfort zone and not getting ahead…” Would you go for it?

Sometimes we must confront our problems rather than run away, and this is never an easy task. But what if confronting your problem means traveling to the very edge of the universe' That is exactly what happens in this story.

Sometimes we need help to solve our challenges, and sometimes that help comes from unlikely sources. For example, from someone we do not know and need to learn to trust. In the end, what is left is a warm friendship that will last forever.

"cosmic warriors - Kuiella Taldama" is the story of a boy who went to the very edge of the universe to resolve his personal challenges. He has had enough of the cold winters in Chicago and is looking forward to new challenges and a new purpose. By coincidence, he meets a special alien girl, who will change the way he thinks about his life forever.

Will he succeed and will he find his true purpose in life?

156 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 10 reviews.

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The Mummifier´s Daughter - A Novel in Ancient Egypt, by Nathaniel Burns. (Still free?)

Based in ancient Egypt, this story follows Neti, whose father teaches her the practice of mummification - and her skills in that profession cause her to be viewed by others as a witch. Free today.

"‘The Mummifier’s Daughter’ is a great blend of historical mystery and thriller; it has a touch of romantic suspense and a large dose of vivid descriptions depicting the life of an embalmer’s daughter in ancient Egypt. Neti is an unusual thing in ancient Egypt because her father taught her the art of embalming and preparing bodies for mummification and burial. She is familiar with biology and anatomy, and being a bright girl she grew into an apprentice for her beloved father. Her skills drew the attention of Shabaka, a Nubian police man sent by the Pharaoh to uncover the mystery behind some dodgy things going on in the busy city. Bottom line: I really, truly enjoyed this book and sincerely hope to see a sequel or series of books based on the main characters. The author has made ancient Egypt exciting and accessible in this fun book, and I look forward to seeing more!" -- Amazon reviewer

Ancient Egypt, 1233 BC

The Mummifier's Daughter returns us to a land steeped in mystery and magic. The detailed storytelling paints a picture of ancient Egypt in all its glory.

Bestselling author Nathaniel Burns has woven a delightfully dark tale around what must have been the most remarkable period of Egyptian history.

So stoke up the fire, draw the curtains and put your feet up in order to enjoy this delightfull tale of love, intrigues and mummies in old Egypt...

157 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 4 reviews.

Imminent Danger, by Alexis D Craig. (Still $0.99?)

This steamy romance is bargain-priced at 99 cents today.

"Excitement, police officers, the main character Dani, could be your next door neighbor. Characters are real. You can really imagine them living close to you. Perfectly written, with a hint of hotness." -- Amazon reviewer

Dani Watson is a hard-edged, fiercely independent control operator for the Indianapolis Police Department. After breaking up with a detective on the force she's sworn off dating cops. That is, until she is assaulted and the responding officer is one of the sexiest men she had ever laid eyes on.

Jacen Fuessler is unprepared for the chaos that is Dani Watson. Instantly attracted, he's dazzled by her great rack, her lethal right hook, and her quirky sense of humor.

Through their jobs they share a life that is like two sides of the same coin. As far as Dani is concerned, that's already too close a connection. But work and circumstance keep throwing them together and Dani is having a hard time keeping her distance from the super hot Jacen. As she begins to fall for him, things are complicated by a terrifying stalker and Dani finds out quickly that her heart and sanity aren’t the only things in imminent danger.

335 pages, with a 5-star rating from 3 reviews.

Bank of Crooks & Criminals, by Ken Rossignol. (Still $0.99?)

This short work of true crime describes banking and financial fiascos affecting real people. 99 cents today.

The story of how an old Marine was robbed by his banker at the point of a pen.

68 pages, with a -star rating from reviews.

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  1. Free this weekend on Kindle, STELLA BELLAROSA: Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero.

  2. Thanks to Kindleboards for featuring Deadly Memories.