Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Sunday May 12)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

Danger Music, by Jacqueline Diamond. (Still 0.99?)

Sale price! This engaging mystery comes from Jacqueline Diamond, author of more than 90 novels.

"This fast paced mystery delivers and kept me guessing till the end. I especially loved the scenes where Kenny is going through her manic phases: sheer poetry. After reading the book, I was not only entertained, but felt more knowledgeable about what it would be like to have manic-depression. I also liked the Hollywood setting, and found it more informative than any movie studio tour. I enjoyed all the details about actors barely eking out a living, and what really goes on with the news media. There's a scene with a ladder that made me laugh out loud, and am still smiling a day later." -- Amazon reviewer Emma Bain

An offbeat heroine, an unsolved murder… and a reawakened killer. (Temporary sale. Regular price $2.99)

Freelance writer Kenny Rubin has an unusual magazine assignment: to solve the strangulation death five years earlier of aspiring actress Melinda Rivers. And she’s supposed to do it before the airing of a TV movie that’s probing the same subject. Many of the people involved in making the movie knew Melinda, and as Kenny begins interviewing the principals, people around her start dying. Someone, it appears, is afraid the truth really might surface. Despite having to battle the manic phase of her bipolar disorder, she must put the pieces together before she delivers herself into the hands of a killer.

Allreaders.com said: “The story line is fast-paced … a wonderful Hollywood mystery.”

Jacqueline Diamond has sold more than 90 novels ranging from mystery and suspense to romantic comedy. Danger Music was originally published in hardcover by Five Star, written under the name Jackie Diamond Hyman. Jackie offers monthly specials at her website, jacquelinediamond.com, and at her Facebook page, JacquelineDiamondAuthor.

Cover images by Billy Alexander (background) and Nimalan Tharmalingam (woman)

Other books by Jacqueline Diamond

Echoes (paranormal thriller)
One Husband Too Many (time-travel romance)
Out of Her Universe (s.f. thriller)
Shadowlight (fantasy)
The Eyes of a Stranger (mystery)
Touch Me in the Dark (paranormal mystery)

207 pages, with a 5-star rating from 4 reviews.

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A Touch of Greed (A Nick Bracco Thriller), by Gary Ponzo. (Still 0.99?)

The stakes are raised on FBI agent Nick Bracco's fight against terrorism along the Arizona-Mexico border when one of his fellow agents is captured by a cartel. 99 cents today for this thriller!

"Gary is 3 for 3 in the action thriller department as far as I am concerned. Like many fans, I have read all 3 of the "A Touch of" novels. Once I got hook on A Touch of Deceit (Nick Bracco Series #1), I have jumped at the chance the next couple of times Gary's latest Nick Bracco thrillers came out. His books jump to the top of my TBR list. Once again we are treated to a well written thriller featuring some really cool supporting characters: Like Nick's FBI partner Matt (must be tough to be 2nd fiddle to Nick, but they have been working together for so long), and Nick's cousin, Tommy (who has ties to organized crime). Good work Gary, and I am hoping for future thrillers with Nick, Matt, and Tommy." -- Amazon reviewer

From Award-Winning and Pushcart-Prize nominated author, Gary Ponzo, comes another Nick Bracco thriller.

NY Times Best Selling author John Locke: "Gary Ponzo's thrillers are so powerful, the government should use them as a renewable source of energy."

Ed Knight, Journey Books: "Gary Ponzo is a talented writer whose fiction contains a sharp wit all fiction readers should hear."

In this high-octane thriller, Nick Bracco, FBI's top anti-terrorist agent is drawn into the hostile environment of the Arizona-Mexico border. A member of his task force is ambushed by Mexican assassin, Antonio Garza, known as, "The Butcher," while trying to prevent the cartel staffer from transporting a dirty bomb into the US. As the agent is on the verge of slaughter, he calls Bracco with one last plea: Kill him.

Garza, however, uses his cartel money to reach over the border and secure a network of US law enforcement to be on his payroll. Bracco is forced to track him down with just a couple of agents he can trust, plus his cousin Tommy.

Tommy is a shrewd character with extensive Mafia contacts who offer their underground assistance as Bracco spearheads the deadly game of Sicilians versus the cartels.

Can Nick Bracco track down Garza before the assassin finds him first?

222 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 75 reviews.

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Grace, Jack & Magical Cats Cozy Mystery Boxed Set, by Mary Matthews. (Still 0.99?)

A boxed set of cozy mysteries for 99 cents! Follow Grace and Jack in their 1920s-era detective capters.

"This 4 story set was an easy read. The descriptions of flights in the early open planes were great! An independent young woman ahead of her time and standing up for herself against financial bad times made a pleasing main character. Some of the detective skills may have been a little more modern than of that time, but they added to the validity of the stories' conclusions. The cats were great and I would have liked a little more of their "magical" qualities." -- Amazon reviewer

LIMITED TIME BARGAIN PRICE!!!

Grab a special boxed set featuring 1920s Great Gatsby Era romantic detectives, Grace and Jack, and their magical cats.

In Splendid Summer, when Grace Wentworth loses her last living relative and all her money, hot Detective and WWI Aviator Jack Brewster gets the case. Grace is learning to lead her own life instead of just following it around. Startled by Grace's lack of deference to him, Jack recognizes his romantic equal.


In Emeralds, Diamonds and Amethysts, Jack, Grace, and magical Tatania battle bootleggers to find a special collection of jewels. Emeralds, Diamonds, and Ametheysts is about a code known only to women who fight for the rights of all women. Magical white cat Tatania helps her humans solve mysteries wihout missing a nap.

One reviewer called A Christmas Feral a story that would do Charles Dickens proud. Judge Scrooge won't even heat his home for Christmas in this Roaring Twenties' short story. Judge Scrooge says that when you pay the bill, you don't feel the cold. When Judge Scrooge rules incorrectly in a cat dispute, Tatania and her companion Zeus teach him the meaning of keeping Christmas and cats.

In Cher Ami, two people drop dead within minutes of each other. They appear unrelated. Grace, Jack, Tatania and Zeus reveal the story of Cher Ami, a WWI carrier pigeon with the heart of a lion. With his heart still beating in a badly wounded body, Cher Ami soared above bullets and saved a lost battalion.

215 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 18 reviews.

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Hot Enough to Kill (The 1st Jolene Jackson Mystery), by Paula Boyd. (Still 0.99?)

The first in a series of Jolene Jackson mysteries, Hot Enough to Kill is a classic whodunit in the spirit of Agatha Christie or even Nancy Drew. 99 cents!

""...will make you laugh out loud and wish for more." -- Linda Huntley Wills, Rockwall Texas Success

"Boyd's characters are eccentric and her situations outrageous. The dialog is terrific and the plot exciting. Highly recommended." -- Sally Powers, I Love a Mystery

"If you love Janet Evanovich or Joan Hess, then you will loooove Texas' own Jolene Jackson." -- Cozies, Capers & Crimes

"Jolene's rich wit as she describes her corner of Texas and its inhabitants is downright hilarious." -- Margaret Baker, Baldwin Ledger

"Paula Boyd has a way with Texas humor, weaving a great mystery that's ingeniously plotted." -- Pam Stone, MyShelf.com

Book 1--The 1st Jolene Jackson Mystery
REVISED EDITION--July 19, 2012

Kickapoo, Texas, is the last place Jolene Jackson wants to be, but with her 72-year-old mother’s boyfriend murdered and Mother Dearest locked up because of it, she’s got little choice but to head south and deal with it.

Bullets are flying, chicken’s frying and there’s a lunatic on the loose in the mesquites with a shotgun who’s Hot Enough to Kill.
An excerpt is included in The University of Texas Press' title, Lone Star Sleuths--An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction

REVIEWS

"Don't Mess with Texas! You'll laugh your way from Kickapoo to Redwater Falls and back." -- Linda Huntley Wills, Redbook

"This is a wild ride with thrills, chills and laughs galore. Highly Recommended." -- Editor, I *Love* a Mystery

"...makes for fast, fun summer reading." -- Nancy Cook-Senn, Shawnee Escort
"Anyone who enjoys the works of Janet Evanovich or Joan Hess is going to love Ms. Boyd." -- Toby Bromberg, Romantic Times

"...a terrific mystery, sharply drawn, cleverly plotted, dynamically presented, and pure sleuthing entertainment from first page to last." -- Wisconsin Bookwatch

"The mystery genre has witnessed an abundance of female sleuths, but none quite like Jolene Jackson and her mother, Lucille." -- Argus Observer

5 Stars and 5+ Laughs! Has to be film adapted. Would make a delightful audiobook. " ...a hoot and a half of rollicking good mystery! The best dang novel I've read all year!" -- Leann Arndt, The Midwest Book Review

"Carl Hiaasen meets Texasville! ...a must read for your Sherlock funny bone." -- Judi Clark, Mostly Fiction

"... comedic characters you'll just love. ...a humor you can't resist. I can't remember the last time that I read a book as light and refreshing as this." -- Pamela Stone, My Shelf

"This first entry of an apparent series will leave readers loudly laughing at the antics of Jolene and her mother. Hot Enough to Kill is a tongue-in-cheek look at relationships and amatuer sleuthing. Still, the mystery has a character of its own that adds to a wonderful plot. If this tale is any example, Paula Boyd has a long running series that will provide much pleasure to fans." -- Harriet Klausner


Jolene Jackson pulls into her home town of Kickapoo, Texas, during a sweltering heat wave wishing for all the world to be anywhere else. The mayor of Kickapoo has been murdered, and Jolene's duty is to keep her flamboyant septuagenarian mother, Lucille, out of jail and off the suspect list. Caught between salacious gossip at the Dairy Queen and a power-hungry deputy, Jolene soon realizes that the only way to escape Kickapoo with her life--and her sanity--is to sleuth out the murderer in a town full of likely suspects.


The first in a series of Jolene Jackson mysteries, Hot Enough to Kill is a classic whodunit in the spirit of Agatha Christie or even Nancy Drew. Author Paula Boyd populates Kickapoo with larger-than-life characters (this is Texas, after all) and enough surprises to keep you guessing until the very end. Crank up the A/C, pour yourself a glass of iced tea, and enjoy the ride. --Ginger Dzerk

241 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 106 reviews.

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