Saturday, November 23, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Saturday Nov 23)

Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, by M. Louisa Locke. (Still 0.99?)

Save $3 on this mystery while it's a Kindle Countdown Deal!

"Annie, the main character of Maids of Misfortune, a feisty pseudo-psychic, is so real she seems to walk off the page. Her male cohort, the lawyer Nate, is the epitome of gentlemanly sex appeal. The mystery advances the sizzling but restrained attraction between Annie and Nate to an almost unbearable pitch as it leads them into the most interesting by-ways and corners of Victorian San Francisco. The mystery is not so easy to solve, in spite of the clues, and yet its solution satisfies. M. Louisa Locke has a Ph.D. in history, and her research is meticulous. However, she never lets it stand in the way of her story-telling, and, in fact, her deep knowledge of the past enriches the story and makes it more credible even as it overturns your pre-conceptions of the nineteenth century." -- Amazon reviewer

It's the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie's husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt.

Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco's most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl's clients, Matthew Voss, has died. The police believe his death was suicide brought upon by bankruptcy, but Annie believes Voss has been murdered and that his assets have been stolen.

Nate Dawson has a problem. As the Voss family lawyer, he would love to believe that Matthew Voss didn't leave his grieving family destitute. But that would mean working with Annie Fuller, a woman who alternatively attracts and infuriates him as she shatters every notion he ever had of proper ladylike behavior.

Sparks fly as Anne and Nate pursue the truth about the murder of Matthew Voss in this light-hearted, cozy historical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco. Maids of Misfortune is the first book in M. Louisa Locke's historical mystery series, the sequel is Uneasy Spirits, and there are currently two short stories based on the characters from the novels, Dandy Detects, and The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage.

337 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 558 reviews.

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The Privateer Clause (Marsha & Danny Jones Thriller), by Ken Rossignol. (Still free?)

"Are cruise passengers bored to tears? Not on the Sea Empress. All manner of mayhem strikes as soon as Marsha and Danny Jones hire on as security." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The first in the Marsha & Danny Jones Thrillers series.
My wife just shot our waiter between the eyes when he came in with breakfast...

But, he had it coming to him as he had a gun on the tray and was going to give us Eggs Benedict with a Glock!

Join Marsha and I as we work really hard to protect the Sea Empress and her passengers from threats from every direction. There have been so many shots taken at this ship by terrorists that the cruise line thought their business would sink. That is why we were hired to provide security. Things go so bad that the passengers were taking photos and video and emailing the explosions and hostage scene to CNN and Fox News. Instead of scaring off passengers, bookings for the ship went through the roof. The Seven Seas Company caught the spirit of the passengers and even set up a special for the ship theatre with a pirate theme!

Finally, my wife and I needed a break and took a week off to sail on a private charter at the Grenadines and wouldn't you know, two local thugs dressed up as pirates tried to rob us while we sat at anchor for an intimate dinner for two. Well, our cook was great at other things besides her lobster spaghetti. 

WARNING: In case you heard those pronouncements from the politicians that the war on terror was over and now you want to book a cruise...breeze along with us for a few voyages. We promise the ship will not visit Egypt or anywhere in the Middle East. Yet.

Welcome Aboard!

204 pages, with a 3.7-star rating from 32 reviews.

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The Cloudstone Key (The Rithhek Cage Trilogy: Book 1), by Darren T. Patrick. (Still 0.99?)

"An intriguing debut. I was not expecting to be KNOCKED OFF MY FEET. I really enjoyed this. This book was a fun ride in the veins of Terry Brooks and Michael J. Sullivan, and not grimdark. A rich, extremely interesting world, I understand why the author offers a free guide to the world of Tholann on his website; you're going to want more once you get a taste. I look forward very much to the next planned two instalments of the Rithhek Cage trilogy, and whatever else Mr. Patrick has to offer!" -- Amazon reviewer

In the remote mining village of Aystin, Karsen Morgate secretly longs to explore the world outside the town walls; but instead dutifully spends his nights protecting the precious Cloudstone tiles--mined by his father, and engraved with mystical symbols and lore by the reclusive Adept Noxyn. When his half-brother, Petr, commits a gruesome crime, Karsen is forced to flee his home, carrying with him a tile depicting a unique artifact--the Ennae--entrusted to his care by the Adept himself. Alone, ailing, and on the run, Karsen must find help, find his way, and decipher the true meaning of the Ennae. For he soon realizes that he is being pursued by the dark brotherhood of the Shroud, and that he has somehow become an unwilling pawn in an ancient conflict.

The Shroud is stirring.
The world of Tholann is in danger.
And young Karsen Morgate is in the middle of it.

133 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 12 reviews.

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Midnight Ink - Boxed Set, by Jayne Rylon. (Still 0.99?)

"If for any other reason you should buy this box set, buy it for Inked Memories and its breast cancer survivor. Sophie is one tough cookie and even though she has been through a lot she picks herself up and makes something beautiful out of what was taken from her. I bought this book because I love Carrie Ann Ryan, I actually read her book first and loved it as always but P.G. Forte blew me away with Inked Memories. All the stories are really good." -- Amazon reviewer

One tattoo shop in one infamous city sets the stage for 8 ALL NEW stories about resolutions, kink, love and ink. Get ready to let the good times roll!

Jayne Rylon
Report For Booty

When Burke Levine got marching orders, he couldn't bear to make his girlfriend Chavon White a military widow. Years later, discovering his name tattooed on her perfect ass via a New Orleans' artist's portfolio confirms his epic mistake. Will Midnight Ink's New Year's Eve party grant them a second chance?

Sidney Bristol
Picture Her Bound (Bayou Bound)

She's a police officer desperate enough to break the rules. He's the bounty hunter standing between her and ruin. Picture Her Bound-the first book in the brand new Bayou Bound series from Sidney Bristol-a story of right, wrong and binding pleasures.

Robin L. Rotham
Not So Over Eli

Paramedic Bart Rigger finally has the life he wants rather than the one his father dictated, thanks to hot new fiancée Rhonda Giannetti. But a whirlwind trip to New Orleans puts it all at risk when he's forced to confront unresolved feelings for his first love, tattoo artist Elijah Bell.

PG Forte
Inked Memories

All Sophie wants is a tattoo to commemorate her battle with cancer. What she gets is celebrity tattoo artist Declan Ross, the same sexy bad-boy who used to rock her world. This time, they've both got scars and it's still the ones you can't see that are the hardest to cover.

RG Alexander
To The Bone (A novella in the Bone Daddy series)

Etta Santos has one resolution--to cover up the last visible evidence of her past. When Christie Ryder, sexy musician and new owner of Midnight Ink, pursues her, he seems too good to be true. His music touches her soul, but can she risk trusting another bad boy with her heart?

Eden Bradley
Dangerously Inked (A novella in the Dangerous series)

When the tattoo artist Finn Carter lined up for his visit to New Orleans turns out to be the mysteriously alluring sub he played on New Year's Eve at The Bastille, the city's BDSM club, more than his skin will be marked forever--and Rosie is just the woman to bring this playboy to his knees.

Carrie Ann Ryan
Ink Inspired (Montgomery Ink 0.5)

In Carrie Ann Ryan's Ink Inspired, the prequel to her upcoming Montgomery Ink series, Ice Princess Shea Little wants ink and a change. Shepard Montgomery not only wants to ink her, but get through that icy exterior. Together, they'll heat up the streets of New Orleans...and each other.

Mari Carr
Blank Canvas (Big Easy, book one)

Disillusioned by divorce, Jennifer's about to discover her wild side, starting with a tattoo from Caliph. And continuing with submission, spankings, wax play...all under the skilled hands of her wickedly sexy tattoo master.

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

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You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy, by James Blanchard Cisneros. (Still 4.99?)

If you buy the printed book, the ebook is only 1.99 through Amazon's MatchBook program.

"You Have Chosen to Remember is an incredibly inspiring book filled with simple, yet very effective, strategies for remembering your higher self, and embodying self-awareness, forgiveness, peace of mind and joy - in your everyday life. - REVIEWS: Look no further... This book says it all... period! After 10+ years as a spiritual seeker; I have finally found the answer(s) I have been searching for. This book is incredible... every word, every page resounds with wisdom, depth, clarity, and pure consciousness... astounding! Buy it, read it, meditate on it, read it again and HOLD ON...your life is about to change. -- John Conner, Amazon Review
Insightful I found this book about four years ago through the website and have purchased 2 additional copies since to gift to family and friends through Amazon. Today I decided to purchase the Kindle version for myself again because I miss having my own copy. This book was exactly what I needed when I read it the first time and it's exactly what I need now. The book speaks in plain language about many puzzling questions in life. If you are searching for peace, hoping to heal, feeling lost and confused, this is a great book about finding peace through the doorway of forgiveness. -- M.E., Amazon Reviewer

Mind blowing and Uplifting. Totally love it... I have purchased this book for my Kindle. I have only a few precious moments during the day to be able to sit and enjoy life and I prefer it spent with this book. It is mind blowing and uplifting. Totally love it and would recommended it to anyone who is searching within themselves and even a reminder for those who have found themselves. -- Rose, Amazon Reviewer

The awareness, peace of mind and joy that you are yearning for – is available to you now.

Anything real that has been obtained by religious leaders or spiritual gurus is also obtainable to you. In fact, awareness, peace of mind and joy are not so much obtained as they are realized and remembered.

Love, harmony and awareness are natural qualities of your soul. If you simply extend what you truly are, you will create more beauty than anything that could or has ever been built.

There are many paths you may choose to take in order to realize awareness, peace of mind and joy in your life. The journey will be as complicated as you choose to make it, or as easy as you allow it to be. This book provides simple strategies to make this process easy.

You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy is an incredibly inspiring book filled with simple, yet very effective, strategies for remembering your true self, and embodying self-awareness, forgiveness, peace of mind and joy - in your day to day life.

316 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 47 reviews.

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