Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Wednesday Nov 13)

In today's selection we're featuring two mysteries at must-download prices, and two free fantasies. Enjoy!

Smoke, by Bruce Rubenstein. (Still 0.99?)

Just-released! Get this full-length novel from renowned mystery writer Bruce Rubenstein, at the one-day special price of 99 cents.

If you buy (or already have) the printed book, the ebook is free, through Amazon's new Matchbook program.

Tip: buy the print book as a gift for that mystery-loving reader you know, and get the ebook for yourself at the Matchbook price!

"I loved this book! Why? Because Bruce Rubenstein got it. He got it! He got the voice and he held it, faultlessly. He got the vocabulary of the time, the place, the story, the characters. I almost remember some of these people. There are no unnecessay explanations. He looked at the fourth wall a couple of times, but didn't really come through it. The description of the historical imperative may be the first time I've ever understood Marx in my gut. The story is excellent and excellently told. And the answer to the question, who put the hit on Mrs. Thornton's husband, was a mystery to me until he flat out told me at the very end, and that's exactly the way I like it." -- Amazon reviewer

THE KEY MAN, Book #2 in the Martin McDonough series, was just released. On sale today only for $0.99. Search Amazon for "B00GDQQTKA".

★★★★★ "I have to say I could not get Mike Hammer out of my mind during this book. PI Martin McDonough is written with some similarities to Mike. This is a fast read and I liked it very much." ★★★★★ -- Dorothy "DottieH", Jersey City (Amazon review)

★★★★★ "If you like Humphrey Bogart, murder mysteries, snappy dialogue and great characters,
you will love this book." ★★★★★ -- BEC (Amazon review)

It's 1934, the depth of the Great Depression, but business is good for Martin McDonough, a private eye who is in the right place at the right time. There are plenty of unsolved murders in St. Paul, a city with such a corrupt police force that it has become a haven for trigger-happy gangsters. McDonough is used to solving crimes the easy way, by persuading his copper pals to give him the low down. But when a newspaperman becomes the victim of a gang hit, and his pretty widow wants to know why, things get complicated. McDonough might end up dead, or worse yet, married.

★★★★★ "Smoke is set in 1934, the year Samuel Dashiell Hammett wrote his final novel, "The Thin Man." Why make this connection? Well...Hammett is hard-boiled detective fiction, and gumshoe Martin McDonough IS St. Paul's version of Sam Spade. Even without the cameos by John Dillinger, Bugsy Siegel, and Baby Face Nelson, there is such attention to detail and such authenticity -- albeit politically and socially incorrect -- to Rubenstein's tale that I couldn't put it down and pushed straight through to the end." ★★★★★ -- Charles Locks, Award-winning author of Low Jinks on the High Seas

190 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 10 reviews.

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Change of Address (A Spencer Manning Mystery), by Rick Polad. (Still 0.99?)

This mystery from Rick Polad has over 30 five-star reviews, and is yours for today's special price of 99 cents.

If you buy (or already have) the printed book, the ebook is free, through Amazon's new Matchbook program. Tip: buy the print book as a gift for that mystery-loving reader you know, and get the ebook for yourself at the Matchbook price!

"Rick Polad's book is in the best tradition of Robert Parker. The book is about characters, and it has plenty of them to keep you on the edge of your seat wondering how Chicago private eye, Spenser Manning, will carry the day. Throughout the book, Polad's well-crafted plot is set against the background of Manning's personal life - virtues, vices, dilemmas - so that we see the man in greater context with his adversaries and own personal demons. The story line, which revolves around a missing person case but eventually evolves into murder and kidnapping, is multidimensional and complex, but Polad's writing is clear and concise, deftly taking the reader on a journey through two-bit diners with pushy cooks and clientele to hip jazz clubs frequented by a special segment of Chicago's musical underworld, and friends. But it doesn't stop there as Manning pursues his case into slum sleazy neighborhoods and a silver spoon horse stable frequented by asses -- with the exception of one mare that Manning rides away with. Polad's protagonists and antagonists are equally entertaining as is the entire book and I highly recommend it and hope that Rick Polad has in mind to continue this Spenser Manning series. A terrific start to a promising writer." -- Amazon reviewer

DARK ALLEYS, Book #2 in the Spencer Manning series, has just been released. On sale today only for $0.99!

Spencer Manning decides not to follow in his Dad's police footsteps and instead gets a PI license. Tracking down an unknown father involves him in murder and drugs as his first case leads him to a Chicago racetrack and the mayor's house.

304 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 64 reviews.

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Prophecy Of The Female Warrior (The Nephilim Warrior Series Book 1), by K.A. Young. (Still free?)

"A great start to a new paranormal/fantasy romance series. There is believable growth as Anna morphs from a grieving widow into a kick-ass warrior babe who has a whole bunch of men vying for her affections. Her intimate encounters are certainly heated, but one could question the speed in which she starts jumping into bed with or fantasising about other men considering how recently her husband passed away. There are some clever twists and turns to the plot as Anna wonders who she can trust and a great ending that certainly leaves you wondering what Anna plans to do in further books." -- Book Addict UK

*Newly edited and revised edition of Prophecy Of The Female Warrior*

 Anna Wilkins is a prototypical housewife. She buys groceries, picks up the dry cleaning and hosts dinner parties.

Everything was picture perfect from the outside looking in until the life she was born to live collided with the life she was living. Her husband is murdered by a creature from another realm, a creature that is only visible to her. Through her pain, his death awakens a part of her she didn't know existed. She is then thrust into a life of Vampires, Werewolves and Sexy Nephilim Warriors.

Drawn to her by a bond as old as their race, a Nephilim Warrior finds Anna at her darkest hour and seeks to arouse what lies dormant within her. The scorching sexual attraction she and the Warrior feel for one another may be beyond anything either of them can control...


Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy Books Available by K.A Young:

The Nephilim Warrior Series:
Book 1: Prophecy Of The Female Warrior (FREE on Amazon!)
Book 2: Destiny Of The Female Warrior
Book 3: Blood Kiss
Book 4: Warrior Redeemed (Projected Release December 2013)

The Elise Michaels Series (Spin off of The Nephilim Warrior Series):
Book 1: Coven

Paranormal Author, K.A. Young, Online:

Visit KA's website at kayoungbooks.com
Follow KA on twitter at twitter.com/KAYoungBooks
Join KA on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/KAYoung/275242202579809

If you enjoy reading KA's paranormal series for adults, consider adding yourself to her email list to keep on top of new releases, join our street team or just find out about other fun stuff! Signing up is easy, just visit: bit.ly/kayoung

171 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 77 reviews.

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Annealed (The Pipe Woman Chronicles), by Lynne Cantwell. (Still free?)

"Awesome story! It is a journey that begins with a woman and her friend taking an adventure inside of a sweat lodge and ends with the memories of an out of this world experience. This series doesn't just fill our time with fantasy, it teaches us a great deal. We learn about life, several different religions, myths and eventually we realize, we all have our own interpretation of right and wrong. I learned a lot about Native American culture, and several different Gods and Goddesses within a plethora of religious and mythological platforms. This series is a must read for people that like a great story with a bit of adventure." -- Amazon reviewer

It’s zero hour…

Naomi has just two weeks to find a new home for Joseph's grandfather. The old Ute shaman is fighting for his life against a mysterious injection of toxin he received at the hands of the Norse Trickster god Loki. If Naomi is to defeat Loki once and for all, she must learn what it is he seeks under the old man's wickiup.
She has just one week before she must mediate between the Earth's pagan gods and goddesses and the Christian God. If her efforts fail, all of humankind will suffer the consequences.
And her baby is due any day.

In this, the fifth and final book of the Pipe Woman Chronicles, Naomi is in a race against the clock to balance the demands of her body, her family, and her friends – and she must do it while the whole world is watching.

166 pages, with a 5.0-star rating from 6 reviews.

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