Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Saturday May 4th)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

Atticus for the Undead (Hunter Gamble), by John Abramowitz. (Still 0.99?)

Young lawyer Hunter Gamble and his research attorney Kirsten get into the legal case of their lives when they represent a zombie accused of murder. 99 cents today!

"Abramowitz writes with punchy dialogue, sonic action and vivid description. His characters sing, bellow, shout and stumble; one even flies through a public bathroom into a fancy gala, shattering the door behind her. There's never a dull moment as Abramowitz earns his high-concept theme with tight dialogue and full characters who often display as many human vulnerabilities as they do supernatural abilities. Danger shadows each chapter and the courtroom battles will have the reader flipping pages in anticipation. Fortunately, the characters' witty exchanges and Gamble's inner monologue provide a measure of levity to the more intense scenes. A surprisingly fresh, funny and fiery mystery that envelopes the reader in a uniquely colorful world." -- Kirkus Reviews


The next chapter in the struggle for equal rights begins!

Hunter Gamble is an idealistic young attorney in a very special area of the practice: arcane defense. Funded by enigmatic billionaire Charles McClain and aided by shy-but-energetic research attorney Kirsten Harper, he's making the world a better place--one vampire, zombie, or werewolf client at a time. After all, they deserve their day in court too, right?

When a young zombie walks into Hunter's office accused of murder (by brain-eating), Hunter's idealism is tested as never before as he struggles to secure the man's freedom. To do so, he must square off against a savvy and ambitious district attorney, contend with a judge who is deeply biased against arcanes, and stand up to a human-supremacist group which will stop at nothing--not even Hunter's own death--to see his client convicted.

176 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 52 reviews.

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Under the Sheets (The Lies and Liars Series - Book 1), by Shirley Hailstock. (Still 4.99?)

Newlyweds Robyn and Grant, separated when he's captured in Lebanon and she's ushered into the Witness Protection program, are reunited years later when their daughter needs his blood... but Grant isn't willing to leave it at that.

"Well plotted and with exceptional characterizations, this title is an excellent introduction to Arabesque, a new line of ethnic romance novels. Author Hailstock never mentions the race of her characters, but her descriptions provide enough information without beating the reader over the head with the fact that this character is black or this character is white, etc. Highly recommended." -- Booklist

Robyn and Grant Richards’ happily ever after was short lived. He is captured and held prisoner in Lebanon and her government-coerced testimony against a crime network whisked her into Witness Protection as Brooke Johnson. Five years later a critical accident involving Brooke’s daughter forces her hand. She reveals Grant’s location to the doctors. Never believing he’d deliver Kari’s rare blood type in person, her powers of acting indifferent are sorely tested when she comes face-to-face with the only man she’s ever loved.

Grant could swear his dead wife stood in the hospital waiting room -- until she turned around and only her hair reminded him of Robyn. Yet there was something about her and her precious daughter that had him flying in to see them more often than necessary. Despite Brooke telling him she didn’t want a relationship, he refused to take no for an answer.

Being with Grant endangered them all. The crime network may have gone underground, but they would never stop looking for Robyn or anyone she loved.

304 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 8 reviews.

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Love Gone to the Dogs (Second Chances), by Margaret Daley. (Still 0.99?)

99 cents today! Single mom Leah, dealing with her inventor grandfather and her two sons, clashes with her attractive neighbor when their dogs take an amorous interest in each other.

"The story is laugh out loud funny. Leah's family is a riot and is so enjoyable. I just overall enjoyed this book. Yes, it was in the predictable category, but still so much fun learning how they get there. I could not put it down once I started. This book is PG-13, but no graphic sex scenes. Enjoy!" -- Amazon reviewer

Single mom, Leah Taylor, has her hands full with a grandfather, an inventor, who lives a bit risky when it comes to his job and two sons, one a rambunctious genius. But it is her free spirited beagle who gets her into trouble with her new neighbor, Dr. Shane O'Grady, when her dog makes a move on his champion bichon that he wants to breed.

Leah and Shane clash over their dogs that clearly like each other. Leah is determined to ignore her neighbor, but when her youngest son who tries to defy gravity and fly ends up hurt, it is her neighbor, the doctor, who takes care of her son. Can Leah and Shane find love or has love gone to the dogs?

132 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 22 reviews.

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Call of the Raven (The Union Series), by Shawn Reilly. (Still 2.99?)

Asher Lake, leader of a group of people with strange animal-shifting powers, lives under a curse that he will die if he ever falls in love... but things get complicated when he meets Elle.

"Two of the most compelling characters, Elle and Mary, are met halfway through the book. These two females play a pivotal role in the story arch. They are two extremely complex and broken characters, in fact most of Reilly’s characters are fighting their own inner demons. The book is written as an ensemble of characters, which are all multifaceted and well defined. These are characters I haven’t met previously in a paranormal book, as there is no knight-in-shining-armor hero, as these people despite being paranormal beings have major character flaws. The characters are original and fresh–even the ones who are asses. There is grittiness to Reilly’s characters that you don’t find very often in paranormal books; these are people who have real-life struggles and real-life worries. As soon as I finished the book, I wanted to know more about the world which Reilly is building. I am actually chomping at the bit to read the second book in the series. This is a strong debut novel and I am excited to see where Ms. Reilly takes her series. I for one will be on board for the adventure." -- Amazon reviewer

Love is something everyone longs for at the deepest level—but for some, love is a curse. This is most certainly true for Asher Lake, the Keeper of an unknown group of people called ani-shifts. Ani-shifts, those with the ability to shift into animal forms, compose a secretive body of individuals known simply as the Union.
A wolf in shifter form, Asher lives with a curse placed upon him and his predecessors by the elusive Raven—a dark entity whose identity remains a mystery. According to the ancient archives, the Raven’s curse is conditional and set in motion by one fatal decision: if a Keeper ever allows himself to fall in love, he will die.
Choosing to live in isolation within the walls of Lake Manor, a private estate concealed by the dense woods of Brokenridge, Asher has vowed never to love or to fall in love with anyone believing it to be the only way to survive the curse. However, after ten years of neglecting his people and the protégés left in his care, along with the impending threats of an uprising, Asher learns the only way to break the Raven’s curse on future Keepers, thereby preventing them from suffering the same fate, is to accept his.
This becomes Asher’s biggest challenge of all when he encounters Elle Ison, the woman of his dreams. Does Elle hold the key' Can she help Asher change his fate?

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

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Daring Masquerade, by Margaret Tanner. (Still 3.99?)

In this WW1-era romance set in Australia, Ross Calvert falls in love with Harriet - and betrays his fiancee Virginia. Highly-praised historical fiction!

"In all honesty, I must say that "Daring Masquerade" by Margaret Tanner is one of the best historical novels I've ever read. Well-written and researched, it is a beautiful love story between Harriet and Ross. Harriet, nicknamed Harry, is a spunky heroine whose sassy talk often gets her in trouble. After she quits her job as a maid, she and her brother, who lost a hand in a World War I batle, obtain jobs on an Australian cattle station, owned by handsome but disillusioned Ross Calvert. Fearing she wouldn't be hired unless the owner thought she was male, she poses as a young boy. Soon enough, Ross discovers her gender. This is a love story of Harriet and Ross, a story that takes the reader from high society in Melbourne, to the trenches in France. The reader sees the Australian countryside in all seasons and gets the feel of the war and its effects on the soldiers who are slaughtered in senseless battles. This is a great panorama, a story not to be missed." -- Amazon reviewer

In Margaret Tanner's Daring Masquerade published by Books We Love, by the time Ross Calvert discovers Harry Martin is in fact Harriet Martin she has fallen in love with him. Realizing she has failed in her final effort to protect her shell-shocked brother, she puts a desperate proposition to Ross. Marry her and she will give him an heir.

Ross accepts. However, he is tormented by the betrayal of his former fiancée Virginia. On his honeymoon he meets her again and is still infatuated. With the army recalling him to the trenches of France, he faces a terrible dilemma. Taste Virginia’s passion before he marches off to war, or keep his marriage vows to Harry.


Rating: 5 books
Reviewed by Camellia LASR

Margaret Tanner writes awe inspiring descriptions of Australia’s landscapes along with horrifyingly realistic descriptions of the carnage and misery in Europe during World War I that take the reader on an emotional journey that makes her feel as if she is right there in the moment. Ms. Tanner also creates some breathtaking love scenes far from “Edwardian morality and war” that are “pure magic”. These scenes accentuate the emergence of a soul mate, consuming love that gives super strength and courage during the somber, troubled times in which Harriet and Ross carve out a life for themselves.

The antagonists are so vividly portrayed the reader can almost feel the meanness in them—no redeeming qualities--just evil use of social position and power to aggrandize themselves and subjugate others.

237 pages, with a 4-star rating from 16 reviews.

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