Saturday, March 29, 2014

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Saturday Mar 29)

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Night Tide (Blake Sanders series), by Michael W. Sherer. (Still free?)

"A great, great read! NIGHT TIDE is on my (very) short list for 2013 awards. Once again, a crime from the past entangles Sherer's nocturnal hero Blake Sanders in its present-day repercussions, and once again Sherer makes Seattle at night the perfect setting for a thriller full of unexpected twists, darkness (literal and metaphorical) and wonderful, three-dimensional characters. Even better than NIGHT BLIND, and that's not easy." -- Timothy Hallinan, author of Herbie’s Game

Blast from the Past ...

Blake Sanders thought he left his Midwestern past behind when he went to the University of Washington on a basketball scholarship more than 20 years earlier. But Keely Radcliffe drags it back into the present when she shows up on Blake's stoop one morning to ask for his help. Back then, Keely's sister was killed in a lab explosion on a university campus in southern Illinois.

Blake's best friend Perry Langford was arrested and convicted of murder for setting the charge, but Langford always maintained his innocence, claiming someone else blew up the building. Not even Blake knows what really happened, and he was there. This is a secret he's kept all this time. Now Langford is out of prison, and he's gunning for all those he holds responsible for his 20-year stint in jail, including Blake.

A week later, Blake's cop friend Charlie invites him to a backyard barbecue at his folks' house. Masked gunmen burst in on the festivities before the two of them can even open a beer. Charlie and Blake manage to hold off the marauders, but Charlie is wounded and when the smoke clears, Charlie's parents have vanished.

Events begin to snowball, putting Blake on the run from both the shooters and Langford, his childhood friend. Blake realizes they are all related. Soon the FBI and even naval intelligence officer Reyna Chase are on his tail, too. Whoever planted the bomb 20 years ago is cleaning up loose ends, and the prize they're still seeking after all this time - a revolutionary battery design - is worth a fortune, even worth selling out one's own country ... and killing for.

443 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 9 reviews.

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

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"An entertaining, supernaturally infused chick-lit tale." -- Kirkus Reviews

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 tarot cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job and is banned from Beverly Hills. When the 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!

Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead
is a quirky urban fantasy that mixes humor, suspense and witchcraft. Whether you're looking for a fun read to pass the time, a spell to bring your true love to you, or a manual on witchcraft, you'll find it in Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead!

Caution: This story is not suitable for children, teenagers or for readers who are easily offended.


"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

"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
323 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 364 reviews.

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Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, by Ridley Pearson. (Still free?)

"My sister, a Disney fanatic, got this for my 9-year-old son for Christmas. To my amazement, he sat on the couch the next day and read over half of it in one afternoon. When he brought it to the dinner table we had to tell him to set it aside. He has told me so much about the book I feel like I have read it. I'm sure that our recent trip to Walt Disney World last fall adds to the appeal, as the places and rides are fresh in his memory. He has begged me to order the next book in the series, which is what brought me to Amazon today." -- Amazon reviewer

In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park "guides" find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls. Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI--which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging--Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park. The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming? Finn's confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch, Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney's beloved realm, and maybe more. This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.

340 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 324 reviews.

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The Lesson Plan (Lords of Lancashire), by Jackie Barbosa. (Still 0.99?)

"Slightly tamer than Ms. Barbosa's fabulous Grace Under Fire, this novella still sizzles. The scenario was very clever. Kidnapping. Masks. Secret identities and spankings and just a touch of voyeurism. The heroine was fun, the hero was delightfully serious, and the epilogue satisfying. However, what I loved most about this novella was the narrative voice. Strong, funny, and confident, the voice of this piece sucked me in and held my attention all the way through. Pitch and pacing perfect, it's another intimate portrayal of history. I'm a fan!" -- Amazon reviewer

This ebook consists of THE LESSON PLAN, a 22,500 word/64 page novella and excerpts from two related short stories, GRACE UNDER FIRE and TAKING LIBERTIES. THE LESSON PLAN is the first novella in the Lords of Lancashire trilogy. The first chapters of HOT UNDER THE COLLAR, the second Lords of Lancashire novella, is also included at the end of this volume.


Sometimes, love is the hardest lesson of all...

Despite her imminent debut, Miss Winifred Langston has no interest in trying on expensive ball gowns, learning intricate dance steps, or perfecting the one piece she can play on the pianoforte. Freddie would rather don a pair of breeches and go target shooting, fishing, or horseback riding -- astride -- than be anywhere near a ballroom or high tea. Rather than waste the last few days of her freedom on such pursuits, she invites her two closest friends to join her in one final caper.

When Conrad Pearce learns of Freddie's plans, he decides it's past time to teach his younger brother's partner-in-crime a well-deserved lesson. But when he intercepts her, disguised as a highwayman, to demonstrate how dangerous and ill-advised her stunts are, he can't resist the sensual beauty hidden beneath the maddening tomboy's exterior. What began as one sort of lesson becomes quite another, as Conrad embarks on a comprehensive erotic tutorial of his surprisingly enthusiastic and adept student.

Now, he only has to convince the irrepressible Freddie to trade her breeches and madcap ways for the gowns and domesticity she despises.

86 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 46 reviews.

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