Thursday, May 9, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Thursday May 9)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

Here's a Kindle book available for free today!

Serpentine Enigma, by Charles Domina. (Still free?)

Genetic scientist Joanna gets drawn into the world of intelligence when she discovers a strange, well-funded foundation that accelerates human development for political and military purposes. This intelligent thriller is free today!

"The Serpentine Enigma is just the kind of book I like for my leisure time. The fast pace and lack of predictability of the entire book made me reluctant to put it down. All the elements of my definition of an enjoyable novel are here: constant surprises; unpredictable action; multiple mysteries; various types of romantic connections; friendship and betrayal; and international espionage. I was especially pleased that Charles Domina wrote so convincingly from the female perspective. I identified with the protagonist as genuine and likeable, a well-respected professional who just happened to be a woman. I gained new insights on the topic of genetics; but all the science fit seamlessly into the plot. Having visited Cambridge several times, I thoroughly enjoyed descriptions of the setting." -- Amazon reviewer

Dr. Joanna Russo, Geneticist, an honors graduate of England’s Cambridge University, guided research for a genetic laboratory just a subway ride away from her apartment in New York City. There were no clues or omens that might foretell events soon to engulf her, changing her life forever.
 

And the Serpentine Enigma is where it all began…
 

Joanna received an invitation from Ian Slattery, her Cambridge doctorate mentor, to join him at the Serpentine Foundation. Joanna accepted an exploratory trip and soon found herself involved in the shadowy world of intelligence.
 

Reunited with Fiona Clark, her best friend from Cambridge days, they discovered a secret mysterious foreign network providing unlimited funds to the Serpentine Foundation. Slattery was developing genetic memory for political and military advantage. Joanna doubted he could significantly accelerate development of human knowledge but soon found she was mistaken. Indeed, the stakes were higher than either of them could have anticipated; they were dealing with ruthless people.
 

Set against the disparate worlds of science, politics and intelligence, Joanna and Fiona devise the Foundation’s destruction, a ploy fraught with risk, both personal and professional. There was no one they could really trust; a dangerous world where two extraordinary women make the difference between life and death.

147 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 8 reviews.

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Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead (Toad Witch Series, Book One), by Christiana Miller. (Still 0.99?)

Wicked and raucous, this witchy romp has over 150 five-star reviews! Winner of the 2012 Silken Sands (RWA) Star Contest, and 2nd Place Award Winner in Reader's Choice Paranormal.

"This indie gem stole my heart with its fun humor, endearing characters, and thrilling moments. The transition from funny to chilling was at times immediate, combining these two elements very enjoyably." -- Wickedly Bookish

SALE! This book is on sale for 99-cents for one week only. It will be returning to its normal price on May 14th.

A little magic can go a long way -- to really screwing up a girl's life! �


Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right.

Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even post-mortem, and she blames Mara's magical meddling for her death.

When Mara accidentally releases a demon and awakens the spirit of the most powerful witch in history, Tillie's ready to kill her -- literally. It's the only way she can think of to save the girl from herself. The witch and the demon, however, have other plans for Mara's body!

CAUTION: This is a story about witchcraft, friendship, loyalty, betrayal and obsession. While it has a lot of humor, it also has colorful language, demonic sex and controversial viewpoints. It's really not suitable for children or readers who are easily offended.

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:
"What a fun book. I fell asleep reading it and in the morning, I stayed in bed to finish it." -- 2012 Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards

"This was so much fun to read I didn't want it to end! If you are looking for a paranormal story that has it all, this is it!" -- Wickedly Bookish

"Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead is a must-read for paranormal lovers. Christiana Miller is an author to keep an eye on!" -- Melanie's Book Addiction

"Get ready for a psychic roller coaster ride. This book is a tour de force novel of magic, spellcraft and over all chills." -- Everything Magical and Middle Eastern
"A charming, well written, fun novel well worth the read. Ms. Miller's humor is delightful! Come fly with her through the bewitching life of Mara - you won't be disappointed!" -- FMAM Mostly Mystery Reviews

"If you want a great indie paranormal adult read that will keep you turning the pages and guessing what will happen next, then pick up this book and give it a read." -- My Guilty Obsession

"Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead was a tremendous amount of fun to read. Christiana Miller's background in the TV industry shows in her confident, imaginative plotting and idiosyncratic characters that leap off the page with the power of their intention within the story." -- Reading is My Super Power

"A spellbinding tale about the families we are born to--and the ones we choose. It captivates from the first page and holds on until the final, shocking conclusion. You won't want to miss it!" -- Barbra Annino, Author, Opal Fire: A Stacy Justice Mystery

"Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead is a fine romp through spookyland, with enough paranormal creepiness to chill your blood. Witches, demons, magic spells, oh my! There's just enough intrigue and magic spells to keep you on edge, and Miller's hilarious one-liners leave you begging for more. Highly recommended for fun but scary reading on dark, stormy nights." -- Bonnie Turner, Author, Down the Memory Hole



272 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 256 reviews.

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Criminal Intent (Mike Daley Mysteries), by Sheldon Siegel. (Still 0.99?)

Mike Daley and his ex-wife, running their own San Francisco criminal defense firm, pick up a case to defend their niece - and play host to a case of colorful characters as they pursue the case to its surprising end. Top 10 in Amazon mysteries!

"Criminal Intent is one of the most intricately plotted legal thrillers I've ever seen. This story has enough characters and suspense in it to fill four books. I admired the legal accuracy of the presentation. That was well grounded, and made the book more interesting and compelling. After you finish this book, think about what your responsibilities are to family members in trouble. How can you help them avoid trouble in the first place?" -- Amazon Top 100 Reviewer

You can pick your friends, they say, but you can't pick your family. And lately, Mike Daley's family has been keeping him very busy. An ex-priest, ex-public defender, and ex-corporate lawyer, Daley and his former wife, Rosie Fernandez, now run their own San Francisco criminal defense firm. Most of their cases are fairly small-time, which is why it would be surprising that the person accused of murdering movie director Richard (Big Dick) MacArthur is calling them-except that the accused is Rosie's own niece, Angelina. That case is bad enough, but the family problems don't end there: Rosie's brother, Tony, may be on the wrong end of a strong-arm graft proposal; the son of one of the firm's lawyers has just been busted on a drug charge; Mike is having a clandestine affair with a woman judge . . . and Rosie herself has a dark secret that may make all of it seem irrelevant.

An intricate plot, immensely likeable characters, powerful suspense, and more than a touch of humor-these have already become Siegel's hallmarks. Criminal Intent will keep you turning pages until its final, surprising end.
Mike Daley has a checkered past as a former priest, an ex-public defender, and even a corporate lawyer. Now he's a criminal defense attorney partnered with his ex-wife, Rosie, in a San Francisco firm that's too small to attract high-profile clients unless they happen to be related to the principals--which in this case, they are. The chief suspect in the murder of famed director Richard MacArthur and the star of the film that's supposed to resurrect his fading career is Rosie's niece Angel. While the plot features too many other suspects and not enough surprises, it's the relationship between Mike and Rosie that gives this well-crafted but otherwise humdrum mystery its appeal. --Jane Adams

430 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 54 reviews.

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Nerves of Steel: Hart and Drake, Book #1 (A Romantic Medical Suspense), by CJ Lyons. (Still 0.99?)

Romantic medical suspense! Dr. Cassandra Hart teams up with the irascible Detective Mickey Drake to face a deadly drug epidemic, and a killer stalking her hospital.

"CJ Lyons does an outstanding job of leading the reader through fast-paced scene after faster-paced scene, and tossing in a passionate romance to boot. This is one fantastically twisted, thrilling book readers will never forget." -- FeatheredQuill.com


"A perfect blend of romance and suspense. My kind of read." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown
Dr. Cassandra Hart is fighting a war. And losing. A deadly drug epidemic, a killer stalking her hospital...meet the ER doctor who never gives up.

Cassie's Pittsburgh ER has been deluged by young patients who have overdosed on a new drug, FX. After Cassie discovers that the source of the FX on the streets is her own hospital, her best friend is killed, and Cassie's life is threatened. She is forced to place her trust in Detective Mickey Drake.

Drake's irascible charm eventually penetrates the barriers Cassie has built around herself, and their relationship progresses from professional to passionate. After Cassie discovers the truth behind the thefts, she and Drake must confront a killer. In the end, their only weapons are their new-found love and the courage it gives them.

Written by a pediatric ER physician, NERVES OF STEEL combines gritty realism with the adrenalin rush of the ER. New York Times Bestseller CJ Lyons uses her insider's knowledge of life behind the scenes to reveal the hidden truth of the medical world: No one is immune to danger.
Want more Hart and Drake' Check out Book #2, SLEIGHT OF HAND

470 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 189 reviews.

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