Friday, October 18, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Friday Oct 18)

The 7th Day, by Nika Lubitsch . (Still 0.99?)

"Brilliant and clever story. This book immediately draws you in with its clever way of presenting the story. We have a woman on trial accused of her husband's brutal murder which she swears she did not commit. The story is first narrated by her and then through accounts in the newspapers; it's very well done. It was impossible to put down and it took me a while to guess what the twist was. Congratulations also to the translator who made a fine job of it." -- Amazon reviewer

"The Seventh Day" has been on the top of the German Kindle's best-selling list for many months.

Sybille and Michael are a happy couple, finally expecting their first baby. But then Michael disappears without a trace. Sybille finds herself in the middle of a living nightmare. When her husband is found, stabbed to death, there is one suspect only: his wife who is charged with murder. While listening to the witnesses testimonies in court, Sybille in her mind revisits her life with Michael. On day seven of the trial, suddenly the truth dawns on her. Now, she only has to find a way to prove it.
This devious mystery is set in Berlin and at a secret place, which is so secret that some readers recognized it.

147 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 9 reviews.

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Bourbon & Blood: A Crime Fiction Novel (Bill Conlin Thriller), by Garrard Hayes. (Still 0.99?)

"Fast-paced crime drama. A good, fast-paced story. The protagonist is a war veteran drawn into the underside of life. He is morally conflicted and leaves the reader unsure of whether to like him. Yet I found myself always rooting for him. I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to the next installment." -- Amazon reviewer

In the tradition of action-packed noir thrillers, comes a crime fiction story about an otherwise good guy "bent" bad when he's pulled into the underbelly of the New York City crime scene.

Drugs, white slavery, prostitution, murder... Former soldier and decorated war hero Bill Conlin finds himself immersed in it all when he can't find "respectable" work after his tour in Afghanistan. When his cousin, Jimmy, first tries to talk him into joining Irish mafia boss Frank Sullivan's gang, Bill brushes him off.

All Bill really wants is a normal life with a nice girl, and he's pretty sure the waitress he just met, Dana, is the one. But with his savings running low, and desperate to get out of his Hell's Kitchen near-tenement apartment building, Bill, against his better judgment, agrees to a meeting with Mr. Sullivan--and immediately hits the point of no return... Now with a brand new Lincoln and fancy new uptown digs (complete with a live-in girl whose only purpose is to serve him, and a wardrobe packed with weapons), Bill's tasked to take down a Harlem-based Mexican prostitution ring.

One thing leads to another, however, and the deeper he gets, the more he learns, and the more tangled up he becomes in a lifestyle he never wanted. But how long until he takes matters into his own hands... And what will the ultimate cost be...

Mystery & suspense lurk around every corner in this action & adventure novel based in New York City.

328 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 26 reviews.

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Blood, Smoke and Ashes, by Bradley Convissar. (Still 0.99?)

"Some abuse is too terrible to comprehend. Some damage runs too deep to ever heal and sometimes revenge is not as sweet, as it is evil. Brad Convissar's first full length novel is a genuine diamond in the rough. Briskly paced and entertaining. Brad takes us on a journey about an angry spirit of a serial killer whose hate and vengeance is stronger than death itself. The nightmare must be stopped at all costs and a trio of unlikely heroes must find a way to execute the evil once and for all. Very solid writing from Brad Convissar. Well done." -- Amazon reviewer


This is the second edition of the book, and the errors noted in several of the reviews have been corrected.

In the Fall of 1955, the state of Nevada used the electric chair to execute a prisoner for the first time.

It was also the last time.

Molly Blackburn, nicknamed Jane the Ripper by the Las Vegas press after killing eleven men while posing as a prostitute, was strapped to the chair without incident. The switch was flipped.

Everything after that went horribly wrong.

Since that day, a copycat Jane the Ripper has appeared almost every decade in a different city, mimicking Molly's choice in victims as well as her methods of murder. She kills eleven men then disappears, never to be found. The similarities between the bodies left behind each decade is uncanny. As if they are all the victims of the same murderer, not a copycat.

But that's impossible, of course, because Molly Blackburn is dead, her execution witnessed by a dozen people.

FBI Agent Jack Shaw, the lead investigator in the Jane the Ripper cases since the seventies, finally catches a break in 2009 when the intended fifth victim manages to turn the tables on the newest copycat . Everyone believes that the horror has finally ended with her capture. Shaw is not so sure, though, wondering if someone else will take up the mantle and kill seven more men to complete the cycle. But when no more bodies with her distinctive markings show up over the next two years, Shaw allows himself to believe that maybe he has seen the end of the Jane the Ripper murders.

As it turns out, what he thought was the end was only the beginning.

His hunt will take him across the country, and even when he thinks he's finally discovered the truth, he quickly learns that not everything is as it seems.

That not every monster is created equal.

That the nature of good and evil is not as black and white as he has always believed.

That not everything that is broken can be put back together.

That not every fractured soul can be saved.

When blood, smoke and ashes rise, no one comes out the same on the other side.

Blood, Smoke and Ashes is a 115,00 word supernatural thriller that also contains the first half of my crime/thriller novella "I Never"

352 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 64 reviews.

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The Halloween Queen Who Lost Her Scream: An Evil Blue Fairy Tale (KiteReaders Monster Series), by Donna Davies. (Still 0.99?)

"This delightfully illustrated book will be enjoyed by young and old alike. Follow the tale of a Halloween Queen who needs the help of all her "scary" friends to help her find her scream. You'll find yourself rooting for the ghoulish gang as they go from place to place gathering the ingredients needed to counteract the spell. Enjoy!" -- Amazon reviewer

An action-packed tale of Calliope, the Halloween Queen, who lost her scream right before Halloween. Meet an amazing cast of Halloween monsters from witches to zombies as they go on an adventure to cure their Queen and save Halloween. Filled will stunning colorful Halloween illustrations by the very talented Rob Peters. This delightfully fun tales of friends and forgiveness is sure to become a Halloween tradition.


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

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Stone and Silt, by Harvey Chute. (Still 4.99?)

"The murder mystery plot was exciting, dangerous, and stressful to read. There were many twists and turns on the way to the resolution. Nikaia, Klima, and Yee Sim were very resourceful and clever. But, my favorite parts were the everyday background details and the interactions between Nikaia's family and friends. I loved the way the consequences of Nikaia's choices led to her father giving her the nickname Mischief. Her relationships with her family, friends, and community were authentic. Mr. Chute's vivid descriptions of Fort Yale, British Columbia, and the Fraser River brought them to life and made them seem like a "real" character. The telling of Nikaia's mountain quest, the Anybody Boat, Charlie Ray's trap line experience, Annie Adams' basket weaving, and other stories brought realism to the book by teaching meaningful lessons to characters, and providing insight into the culture of the First Nations people and pioneer life during the gold rush. I also enjoyed the tentative, developing feelings between Nakaia and Yee Sim. I was glad to read in an interview that there are plans for a follow-up novel with many of the same characters." -- Amazon reviewer

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love.

210 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 7 reviews.

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