Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Thursday July 11)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

The Harvest, by Scott Nicholson. (Still 0.99?)

An unlikely trio in Appalachia fights against an alien infection, in this thriller from horror master Scott Nicholson.

"There is something to be said for a joyfully entertaining, wildly unrealistic adventure into a nightmare landscape or horror and helplessness. Not every book is a work of art, and not every work of art is entertaining, so if you want a hoity-toity art book, go pick up a Tolstoy. But if what you are looking for is a roller-coaster ride filled with aliens, inhuman hunger, green guts, bizarre plants, gaping earth-mouths, and squishy things that go bump in the night, then grab a copy of The Harvest and settle in for the ride. Enjoy!" -- Amazon reviewer

For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Scott Sigler, from a #1 bestselling Kindle author.

An infection that consumes and changes people...

When an alien entity lands in the remote Appalachian Mountains, a clairvoyant psychology professor, a drunken dirt farmer, and a disillusioned tycoon must team up to stop it before the infection spreads.

But with Windshake's annual spring festival coming, the town is full of visitors, unaware of the unnatural menace creeping toward them from the woods...

"Fast paced and always creepy, this is one author that aims to kill and never misses.” – Jeremy Robinson, author of INSTINCT and THRESHOLD

"Hold onto your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."- J.A. Konrath, ORIGIN

"Always surprises and always entertains."- Jonathan Maberry, PATIENT ZERO and ROT & RUIN

"A gallery of fine characters, a remote location, and an alien entity bent on feeding. Nicholson has cooked up a perfect tale from this simple recipe, and the result will fill your dreams."--William Meikle, author of THE INVASION and THE VALLEY

"A fresh and true voice that will affect you, disturb you, enrage you, or make you laugh. He will not, however, leave you cold."--Kevin J. Anderson, co-author of the Dune series
Author's preferred and DRM-free edition of the 2003 paperback "The Harvest." From #1 Kindle bestselling author of 20 paranormal, mystery, and suspense thrillers including LIQUID FEAR, THE RED CHURCH, AS I DIE LYING, SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD, DISINTEGRATION, and DRUMMER BOY, as well as six story collections, including THE FIRST, GATEWAY DRUG, and ZOMBIE BITS. He's also created the comics GRAVE CONDITIONS and DIRT and the children's books IF I WERE YOUR MONSTER, TOO MANY WITCHES, and DUNCAN THE PUNKIN.

384 pages, with a 3.6-star rating from 83 reviews.

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Swimming Upstream (Raja Williams Series), by Jack Thompson. (Still 3.99?)

Just released! And all five-star reviews for this newest installment in Jack Thompson's thriller series starring Raja Williams, a wealthy Oxford-educated PI.

"This is the third Raja Williams book and I have thoroughly enjoyed each one of them. There are twists and turns but not so many one loses track of the plot or the characters. Raja is a Private Eye who doesn't really need to work but does it to help people when they seem to have been missed by the system. I have gone on to read other Jack Thompson stories now as I love his style of writing and his humour. I am looking forward to the release of his next Raja Williams Book, I hope Vinny is still included in there with her 'Bam Shizzams' and 'True Dat'. Great Characters. Good yarn!" -- Amazon reviewer

Sometimes justice needs a hand.

When a young lawyer for the number one environmental law firm in Seattle is found dead on Mount Rainier, the police declare it a tragic accident. A desperate mother turns to Raja Williams, a private investigator always willing to help.

Neither the dark, tragic anti-hero nor the James Bond super-hero type, Raja is a wealthy Oxford-educated PI of mixed Caribbean descent who possesses a strong empathic power and a sixth sense for evil that gives him headaches and steers him straight into trouble. His partner Vinny Moore is a gorgeous hipster geek who prefers hacking computers to haute couture.

The discovery of a sinister scorched-earth plot to hide the truth leads Raja and Vinny to the Arctic wilds of Canada and lands them in the middle of a battle over the riches of the pristine wilderness. If assassins don't kill them, the sub-zero weather just might.

Swimming Upstream is the third intriguing mystery thriller in the Raja Williams Series. The colorful cast of characters and timely topics make it a fun, entertaining story that can be read as a stand-alone novel.

216 pages, with a 5-star rating from 7 reviews.

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Conditions are Favorable, by Tara Staley. (Still 0.99?)

Kitty Hawk resident Madeleine Tate meets two odd bicycle-makers who are about to make history, in this unmissable work described by its readers as "gorgeous, thoughtful historical fiction."

"CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE gave me a wonderful taste of turn-of-the-century American history, not just chronicling the Wright Brothers' first flight, but how a community of people lived, in North Carolina's Outer Banks. I'd had no idea. Through Staley's vivid prose, it all sprang to life and gave me a great education about a part of the country I know little about. I'd recommend this for anyone looking for a quality historical fiction read, who likes their female protagonists strong and spirited, but still romantically inclined, and anyone would like to explore the Wright Brothers' story and success from a previously unexplored angle." -- Amazon reviewer

"Welcome to our world...I know it, I sense it, you aren't here to simply fly. You are searching. You are here to find yourself, fill some kind of hole in your heart...there's no other reason why such fine men would be here but to find--or maybe lose--yourselves. Which is it'"

Fall into the year 1900 at Kitty Hawk, NC, when life consists of shipwrecks, shoot-outs…and flying machines. When Orville and Wilbur Wright arrive to conduct flight experiments, their posh dignity stands in stark contrast to a community of rough old salts who believe in a “good God, a bad devil, a hot hell, and more than anything else, that the same good God did not intend for man to ever fly.”

The Wright brothers may be able to defy divine edicts, theorize about relative velocities and engineer the world’s first flying machine. But when it comes to women, they are terribly love-shy.

That doesn't deter Kitty Hawker Madeleine Tate. When she meets these two odd bicycle mechanics from Ohio, she is immediately struck by the brothers’ intellect, dandy appearance—and their grip on bachelorhood. Their shyness and fixation on flight puzzles her, too, but she finds her growing fondness for Orville hard to resist. He represents a splendid taste of the Outside World, the place where she can escape the poverty and fear that define life on a stormy sandbar.

And Orville is flattered by her affections, but he has long-accepted the fact that he and Wilbur are social misfits who let one bad experience with courtship harden their hearts forever. He finds his shyness, obsessions and memories tough obstacles to overcome. But Madeleine is determined to break through his shell to find out who he really is--a brilliant inventor? A lunatic risking his life for the sake of something the world deems impossible? Or is he someone just like her, with real hurts, dreams and desires?

With stunning detail that rings true of early twentieth century life, author Tara Staley artfully depicts the story of two individuals who both, in their own unique ways, learn to spread their wings and fly.

"Gorgeously written, with the time, the place and the people evoked so dazzlingly, you can hear the wings of the Wright's flying machine, wafting in the air." Caroline Leavitt, NYT bestselling author, PICTURES OF YOU

342 pages, with a 5-star rating from 2 reviews.

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Cruise Killer (Marsha & Danny Jones Thrillers), by Ken Rossignol. (Still 0.99?)

Marsha and Danny Jones find more troubles on the high seas, in this fun summer read from Ken Rossignol.

"A page turner for sure, author Rossignol keeps the reader up to date and in tune with the bizarre and creepy killers seemingly random quiet murder spree. Cruise Killer is certain must read, packed with intrigue and interesting characters which sets the reader right into this wild mix. I enjoyed this one a great deal and recommend it highly to the crime-thriller crowd. A good buy." -- Amazon reviewer

Eleven Deadly Days in the Caribbean
Join Marsha & Danny Jones as they face the greatest threat yet to the Sea Empress and her passengers on a wonderful cruise to the Caribbean – with a serial killer on board! A fascinating group of people have joined the cruise to the warm and sunny islands, from famous authors to stalking reviewers, a country music legend and a top FBI agent sent to help track down a killer. Danger lurks every day as the body count begins. When will it all end? Only The Shadow knows for sure!

97 pages, with a 4-star rating from 6 reviews.

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Alex, by Adam J Nicolai. (Still 4.99?)

This touching tale of horror has over 450 five-star reviews. Don't miss it!

"Mr. Nicolai maintains a sense of creeping disquiet and uncertainty throughout the narrative; I was unsure whether Ian was haunted by his son or slowly going crazy until the last few pages of the novel. A surprise twist and an explosive conclusion provide a very satisfying end to the story. Wholeheartedly recommended, especially for fans of horror or suspense novels." -- Amazon reviewer

Alex was Ian's five-year-old son: brilliant, earnest, and compassionate. 

He is dead now, but Ian can't let him go.

When his wife urges him to move on, he drives her away. His performance
at work collapses; his friends leave him. Six months later, alone in an empty
house, Ian starts to see his son again.

Every vision is a repeat of something the boy said or did in life: aching memories
replaying themselves for Ian's eyes alone. Are these images of Alex real?
Has Ian's son found a way back, to forgive or condemn his father?

Or has Ian's sorrow metastasized into psychosis?

With a masterful hand, bestselling Kindle Horror author Adam J Nicolai paints a
picture of grief, madness, and the furious strength of a father's love for his

Amazon readers are saying:

"Mr. Nicolai maintains a sense of creeping disquiet and uncertainty throughout the narrative; I was unsure whether Ian was haunted by his son or slowly going crazy until the last few pages of the novel."
- Uncle Progress - 5 stars

"I ... found myself marveling at how well-crafted many sentences are. I would find myself stopping and re-reading them, just so I could savor their beauty a little longer."
- Basil Owen - 5 stars

"Mr. Nicolai uses language beautifully. He paints very vivid images in very few words and he does so brilliantly." - Tifainé N. Highly - 5 stars

"Mr. Nicolai's brutally straightforward prose and clear love for his characters... combine into something vital and hungry (like the early works of - dare I speak his name' - Stephen King)."
- Ryan J. Holthaus - 5 stars

"[O]ften it is easy to see why any given writer had to self publish (and often seemingly without any editor). That is definitely not the case here. The writing was intense, compelling and intelligent."
- Beth C - 4 stars

"[T]he ending was nailed perfectly."
- Jason Plowman - 5 stars

"For anyone who has been near people in the depths of horrific and insatiable grief, Ian's hundred mile an hour flight into emotional and physical self-destruction rings true."
- Shawna B. - 5 stars

"During the climax of the story my 1.5 year old daughter read my emotions and instinctively curled up in my arms and remained there [for the] rest of the book. This was not just a story for me - it was an experience."
- Ben - 5 stars

"If Alex [is] a sign of things to come, keep your eyes on this author. You will not regret it."
- Grace McDonough - 5 stars

Alex, by Adam J Nicolai. You will not sleep tonight.

304 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 604 reviews.

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