Friday, April 19, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Friday Apr 19)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

Never Smile at Strangers (Grand Trespass Series, #1), by Jennifer Minar-Jaynes. (Still 0.99?)

Teenage girls vanish in a quiet town on the Louisiana bayou, changing the lives of four young locals. Get this bestseller now, before Book 2 is released. 99 cents today!

"Jennifer Minar-Jaynes' debut novel Never Smile at Strangers is a gritty, atmospheric Southern thriller that keeps the heat and the tension cranked high right to the end. Small town secrets, fully-realized characters, and a truly twisted killer keep you turning the pages. Minar-Jaynes has an unerring instinct for the perfect detail that draws you in and won't turn you loose." -- J.D. Rhoades, Shamus nominee & author of The Devil’s Right Hand, Good Day in Hell, and Safe and Sound


- Mystery, Thriller and Suspense
- Mystery and Thrillers
- Suspense Thrillers and Mysteries
- Thrillers
- Suspense

Please note that "Ugly Young Thing," the second book in the GRAND TRESPASS SERIES will be released on April 2013. If you would like to be notified once it launches, please go to and hit "Like" or email Jennifer at

WHEN TEENAGE GIRLS VANISH in what was once considered a safe Louisiana bayou town, the lives of four desperate young locals take unexpected turns, begging the question: Do you ever truly know those closest to you'

When nineteen-year-old Tiffany Perron vanishes from rural Grand Trespass, Louisiana, best friend HALEY LANDRY's relationship with her boyfriend becomes increasingly strained. To make matters worse, her impressionable younger sister BECKY has begun idolizing an impetuous, seductive 15-year- old who's encouraging her to do dangerous things.

Meanwhile, ERICA DUVALL, a reclusive 19-year-old aspiring writer, befriends Haley. Ten years earlier, Erica’s mother abandoned her, leaving her with the womanizing used car salesman father she loathes. She’s decided to write a novel based on Tiffany’s disappearance; a novel that she hopes will lead to a reunion with her estranged novelist mother.

RACHEL ANDERSON, a 36-year-old mother of two, is having trouble coming to terms with her husband's affair with the missing girl—a relationship that supposedly ended shortly before Tiffany’s disappearance. What’s more, she comes to the realization that someone is watching her family through the large back windows of her house.

A DISTURBED MAN also lives in the area. Ever since his mother’s murder four years earlier, he’s been raising his insolent teenage sister, ALLIE, who sleeps with truck drivers for money. He considers women to be dangerous—and his world revolves around his fear and hatred for them. He’s terrified of his sister, knowing she’s intent on pushing him over the edge.


“Never Smile at Strangers is an irresistible debut packed with surprises. Her set-up is riveting, the plot loaded with twists and turns that leads into an effective and logical conclusion. Add this to prose that is fresh, interesting, and innovative, and you have one of the best debut novels that's sure to please readers for years to come.”

— Michael Laimo, author of Dead Souls
and Deep In The Darkness

“Solid, effective throughout. Dark emotions ranging from grief and loneliness to insanity are vividly brought to life with entirely believable insight… immediately sucks us in, sustains the suspense and keepers the reader involved. . .”

— Reader from Atchity Entertainment International

“Combines the best elements of mystery and suspense—intriguing characters, compulsive plotting, first-rate storytelling. A terrifically impressive debut.”

—David Angsten, author of Dark Gold and Night of the Furies

"Jennifer Minar-Jaynes is a welcome addition to the family of thriller writers."

—Robert S. Levinson, bestselling author of Where the Lies Begin, Ask A Dead Man, Hot Paint

332 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 473 reviews.

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Nolander (Emanations, an urban fantasy series), by Becca Mills. (Still 0.99?)

Strange images appear in the pictures of amateur photographer Beth Ryder, and she's captured by a group that wants to keep those secrets hidden. One of the bestselling fantasies on KBoards, Becca Mills' Nolander is available now for 99 cents.

"This was a great story, hands down. The characters are mysterious and interesting. As a reader, I was rooting for Beth's pragmatism and laughing at her comedic anxiety. The authority in this new world-unseen is much like cross-species political senate. The creative fantasy along with the harsh, unfeeling way of the new creatures-that-be, kept my interest. Without a doubt, Beth kept me in the book, regardless of how interesting the world was. I definitely recommend it! It's refreshing and entertaining! Cannot wait for more!" -- Amazon reviewer

Nice girls don't believe in monsters. They're wrong.

Amateur photographer Beth Ryder is in trouble. She's taking pictures of things she can't see, things that aren't human. Beth has her own dreams, but people like her don't get to go free. She's seized by a group dedicated to keeping Earth's shadow world--and its frightening inhabitants--a secret. Forced into otherworldly politics and uncertain whom to trust, Beth must come to terms with a radically altered future--one in which her own humanity seems to be slipping away.

Nolander is the first novel in the fantasy series Emanations.

378 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 71 reviews.

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Hunting The Snark: An Alice in Deadland Adventure, by Mainak Dhar. (Still 0.99?)

Alice followed a bunny-eared Biter down a hole, and everyone in Deadland is affected. Now her adventures lead her to a land torn apart by wild dangers that threaten the world that she knows. 99 cents!

"I was pleased when I heard Dhar had done a follow-up novel. It follows the form of the first three Alice in Deadland novels with the twist that the majority takes place in the US. Lots of suspense and action! Thoroughly enjoyed it." -- Amazon reviewer

A thrilling new adventure in the bestselling Alice in Deadland series.
It has now been close to two years since Alice followed a bunny eared Biter down a hole, triggering off events that changed her life and that of everyone in the Deadland.

The Central Committee has been overthrown in Shanghai and the people of the Mainland freed from its tyranny. Red Guards no longer threaten Alice and the people of Wonderland and humans and Biters are beginning to learn to live with each other.

That short-lived sense of security is shattered when Shanghai is obliterated in a savage and sudden attack. When that same new danger threatens Wonderland, Alice must embark on a perilous journey to hunt down this threat.

This adventure takes her deep into the Homeland, a desolate land where her parents once came from; a land now torn apart by Zeus mercenaries, bandits and wild Biters; a once mighty and prosperous nation known as the United States of America.

158 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 21 reviews.

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Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits, by Janet M. Tavakoli. (Still 3.99?)

Michael Visconte investigates the murder of the Vatican's hedge fund manager - and soon finds his life on the line and his family in peril. over 40 five-star reviews!

"[Janet Tavakoli] writes in a clear, sprightly way." Adam Smith, author of The Money Game and Supermoney

"Knows her stuff, has strong opinions, and turns a colorful quote." Financial Times

"Intelligent analyst whose command of the arcane world...makes it a pleasure to read her work." Asia Times Online


Italian intelligence specialist Michael Visconte is shocked by the brutal murder of a Jesuit priest, who turns out to be a hedge fund manager for the Vatican. The victim, Father Matteo Pintozzi, achieved an unblemished record of extraordinary returns.

The next day, Michael is visited by two Jesuits who ask him to investigate the murder, and Michael soon finds himself in the middle of a struggle for power and control over the finances of the Vatican. Unfortunately, his lucky break—one that should provide critical evidence—blurs the line between good and evil and not only endangers the lives of Michael and the Jesuits, but also imperils the lives of his wife and children.

From the Back Cover
"A word of advice Mr. Visconte. This is Vatican business. It's dangerous to forget that."

Michael Visconte never forgot the Vatican Bank's $250 million payoff to the defrauded depositors of Banco Ambrosiano or the murder of Roberto Calvi. The fresh corpse at his feet told him it was far from over. He thought he already knew the consequences of double-crossing the Vatican.

But that was before he agreed to help the Jesuits blackmail the Pope...

Praise for Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits

"This fast-paced thriller...doesn't stint on intrigue...enough authenticity and adventure to ensure readers will keep turning the pages."
Publisher's Weekly

325 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 99 reviews.

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Across the Creek (Jesse & Sarah), by Jeremy Asher. (Still 0.99?)

Young Jesse Malone kisses wealthy Sarah Ramsey, and life is good until his mother's murder forces him to leave home. Years later, his life is settled... until Sarah walks into his pet shop, and their lives are transformed. A bestselling romance with 70 five-star reviews.

"I wasn't sure how this book was going to be, but within the first chapter I was immediately surprised and hooked. This book was definitely not the typical romance story I thought it was, and I'm very happy I gave it a chance. There better be a sequel of some kind." -- Amazon reviewer

Life only gives you one first kiss.

And when Jesse Malone kissed Sarah Ramsey, he thought his life would change, but not in the way that it did. An unlikely childhood romance between a poor boy and a wealthy girl began the day Jesse decided to do the impossible and cross the creek. A love was born, one that would become their shelter, protecting them from the storms of their lives, until the day Jesse witnessed his mother’s murder, forcing him to leave his childhood home…and first love.

Ten years later, life has finally gotten better for Jesse. He has a loving family, a charming pet shop to run, and one semester left before graduating with a degree in architecture. Everything is great, until the day fate intervenes and his long-lost love walks into his shop and back into his life.

Sarah, engaged to a budding attorney, is struggling to keep everything together. Her father, diagnosed with terminal cancer, is running out of time. Sarah races to build their dream business while planning her wedding in time for her father to walk her down the aisle.

Their brief encounter starts a series of events that neither Jesse nor Sarah expects. After a decade of running, Jesse is now forced to face the demons from his past, while Sarah has to choose between her handsome attorney and her first love.

Just when they think love has given them a second chance, Jesse is faced with an impossible decision, one that will change their lives forever.

221 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 125 reviews.

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