Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Wednesday Apr 30)

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Tea Cups & Tiger Claws, by Timothy Patrick. (Still free?)

"This book was a very good read. I feel it shows the true color of people. There are some people that will never be happy and will do whatever it takes for the things it feels others owe to them. They do not care what happens to others, only driven by greed. The book kept to the point, the characters stayed true and as it should be... greed and evil never win. A great mix of characters." -- Amazon reviewer

First comes the miracle and then comes the madness. The miracle is the birth of identical triplets, and the madness is all about money, of course. The year is 1916 and the rare occurrence of identical triplets turns the newborn baby girls into pint-size celebrities. Unfortunately, this small portion of fame soon leads to a much larger portion of greed, and the triplets are split up--parceled out to the highest bidders. Two of the girls go to live in a hilltop mansion. The third girl isn't so lucky. She ends up with a shady family that lives in an abandoned work camp. That's how their lives begin: two on top, one on the bottom, and all three in the same small town.

Identical in appearance and with the same blood in their veins, the sisters should have also shared united destinies. Instead, those destinies are thrown to the wind, and the consequences will be extreme. "Tea Cups & Tiger Claws" explores wealth and poverty, jealousy and conceit, and is ultimately a story about deadly ambition and how it will once again throw the sisters together. It's a journey that spans fifty years, three generations, and the perilous gulf between the rich and the poor. Along the way, you'll marvel at the opulence of a mansion where presidents are entertained, and you'll walk cautiously through a shanty town that harbors the forgotten. So get ready for the unexpected, and let "Tea Cups & Tiger Claws" take you down the crooked byways of this captivating family saga.

447 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 46 reviews.

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Words Can Kill (A Ghostwriter Mystery), by C.A. Larmer. (Still 0.99?)

"A great find! In this latest 'Ghostwriter' adventure, Roxy becomes embroiled in a mystery that hits close to home – her ex-boyfriend, Max, has been "lost". Great characters, lots of intrigue, some humour, and even a dash of romance; as a bonus, much of the action in this mystery takes place in a breathtakingly beautiful mountainside setting in central Switzerland." -- Amazon reviewer

WORDS CAN KILL is the fifth in the popular women sleuths mystery romance series featuring sassy ghostwriter Roxy Parker.

Fasten your seatbelts for a cozy mystery ride through Europe -- but remember, this ain't no holiday.


Hunky photographer Max Farrell has just vanished into thin air, his last sighting in the arms of a blonde floozy at a Swiss mountain resort. Max's estranged girlfriend Roxy Parker pretends she doesn't care but when his flatmate shows up murdered, bludgeoned by his own guitar, and then the floozy takes a dive off a cliff on the Italian Riviera, she must face the truth at last--Max's life is hanging in the balance and she is his only hope.

Where is Max?
Who killed his Berlin flatmate?
And what the hell was he doing with that blonde in the first place!

In the latest Ghostwriter Mystery, Roxy Parker packs her designer luggage and heads to Europe on a quest to find the man she wishes she didn't love. With his uber-trendy, self-absorbed sister, Caroline, by her side, Roxy must follow a series of tantalising clues that take them from the heights of Mt Pilatus to the azure Mediterranean Sea encountering brash German police, secretive Swiss soliders, and an Italian lothario to die for.

Move over Sue Grafton! C.A. Larmer's seventh book proves yet again why she is one of Australia's most exciting cozy mystery authors writing for contemporary women today.

228 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 3 reviews.

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Night Slashers, by Rashad Freeman. (Still 2.99?)

"From the first page to the last, every detail is carefully woven into a magnificent tapestry that will delight you. At times visceral and others contemplative Night Slashers strikes the delicate balance between revelation and mystery; forcing you deeper into the rabbit hole searching for the truth. If you are looking for a great read that will take you on a roller coaster ride leaving you out of breath when you finish: get this book." -- Amazon reviewer

*** Adult Content
Daniel Montague has a secret.

A secret so dark, so disturbing that he's pushed it to the back of his psyche and moved on. Unfortunately for him, it's itching to find the light.

Down in New Orleans, Daniel finds solace in the winding waters of the Mississippi River. He's found a place that he can put his past behind him, a place that he can call home.

He thinks he's finally found peace, but when his past comes knocking on his front door and the town erupts in a wave of brutal murders, he is forced to face a harsh reality. You can forget the past, but that doesn't mean it will forget you.

"Night Slashers" a gripping thriller riddled with twists, turns and the ultimate betrayal.

172 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 9 reviews.

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Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia, by Jessica James. (Still free?)

"While the conflicts and skirmishes are detailed and enthralling, the feeling within the soldier is what is so important here. The passion and depth of convictions is clear, respectfully portrayed on both sides, to a point. The plot is intricate with southern nuances, northern straightforwardness and the inner and outer battles of war. Jessica James brings readers into the very minds of those who were there; you cannot leave this book unchanged in your understanding of the souls of the Civil War." -- Amazon reviewer

A #1 Amazon Bestseller.
Winner of four national awards and named Favorite Book of the Year by five book review sites. 

Discover the fine line between friends and enemies in this epic love story that captures the emotions and fears of the country as war sweeps the land. This debut novel by Jessica James has received critical acclaim from Civil War authors and historians, as well as lovers of romance and historical fiction. Called "a sympathetic, loving portrait," by the Historical Novel Society and "well written and expertly executed" by the Book Review Journal, "Shades of Gray" takes readers across the rolling hills of northern Virginia in a page-turning tale of courage as a Confederate cavalry commander and a Union spy defend their beliefs, their country and their honor.
 

What others are saying: 

"Exciting, intense, romantic, and thrilling from start to finish. The most balanced book on the War Between the States I have ever read." -- Bob O'Connor, Author of The Virginian Who Might Have Saved Lincoln


"A beautiful story with a timeless message. It touched my heart and soul." -- Catherine Bennett, Amazon Reviewer

438 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 199 reviews.

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