Friday, January 29, 2016

Free and Bargain Kindle Books! (Friday Jan 29)

Ricochet, by Keri Lake. (Still 0.99?)

"Nick and Aubree have such an amazing love story, and I waited with baited breath through the entire book. There are twists and turns, and darkness around every corner. I loved this book so much, and the idea of revenge and retribution is powerful stuff. Wow, that's all I can tell you. If you love a well told story this is for you. It may rock you to the core, but that's what great stories should do!!!!" -- Amazon Reviewer

WARNING: **Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence, sex and strong language. Trigger warning for self harm.

The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without.

Three years ago, I had everything.

A beautiful wife.
A son.
A reason for living.

Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling.

They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I'm cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife.

A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right.

I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who's seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer.

Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife.

An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him.

If she doesn’t destroy me first.



530 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 206 reviews.

                     



I Bring the Fire: Parts I, II, III, & In the Balance: (A Loki Series), by C. Gockel. (Still 0.99?)

"I absolutely loved this whole series. The characters jump off the page, and the writer has made Loki in particular into a deeper character than I ever imagined the mythological god could be. None of the characters are simple and easy to predict. I was never bored, and couldn't put the books down - even to the point of staying up half the night a few times. I can't wait to see what G. Cockel comes up with next!" -- Amazon Reviewer

Sometimes the hero is the wrong guy at the right time.

When Amy Lewis prays for a savior, Loki Norse God of Mischief and Chaos is not who she has in mind. Loki can not resist Amy's summons, but he can insist she help him outwit Odin, ruler of the Nine Realms. Can Amy trust a so-called God of Mischief? With a powerful evil calling him from beneath the city's streets, can Loki even trust himself?

This box set contains the first four installments of I Bring the Fire. It is perfect for fans of The Dresden Files, American Gods, and Terry Pratchett.

***

Wolves: I Bring the Fire Part I
In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way to her grandma's house. She's being chased by a very bad wolf. Galaxies away Loki is waking up in a prison cell, strangely without a hangover, and with no idea what he's done wrong -- this time anyway. But he does know Thor is hiding something, Odin is up to something wicked, and there seems to be something he's forgotten...

In this urban fantasy tale a nice midwestern girl and a jaded, mischievous Loki must join forces to outwit gods, elves, magic sniffing cats, and nosy neighbors. If Loki can remember exactly what he's forgotten and Amy can convince him not to be too distracted by Earthly gadgets, Earthly pleasures, or three day benders, they just might pull it off...

***

Monsters: I Bring the Fire Part II
After being attacked by a serial killer, saved by Loki -- so-called God of Mischief, Lies and Chaos -- dragged to Alfheim, losing every cent in her bank account, and caring for her grandmother, Amy Lewis has lost her scholarship to veterinary school. But it's alright. She has a plan. If she manages to keep her day job as a receptionist, and her night job as a vet tech, she may be able to get her scholarship reinstated and save enough money for the dreaded 'miscellaneous fees.'

Too bad her day boss is unbearable...

Agent Steve Rogers has political aspirations, but when a suitcase nuke turns out to be something much worse and so-called Norse gods start showing up in his life, he has a priority shift.

Meanwhile, Loki's priorities and plans haven't changed at all. He wants Asgard to burn. Of course, earthly pleasures can be so distracting.

These three disparate characters have little in common, but they'll have to join forces to save earth from trolls, wyrms, frost giant invasions, and an old evil growing beneath Chicago's streets.

***

Chaos: I Bring the Fire Part III
In this final installment of the Cera story arc, the noose around Loki's neck is tightening. Gerðr, the frost giantess, wants him dead; Cera, the World Seed, wants his head--literally and figuratively; the FBI wants him in Guantanamo; and an old friend from Asgard wants to bring him home...whether Loki likes it or not.

Things can't get any worse, but when Loki's involved, it's certain they will. In the third chapter of I Bring the Fire, humanity's demons are unleashed on the Nine Realms and Amy Lewis and Steve Rogers get front row seats.

Chaos might be their only hope.

***

In the Balance: An I Bring the Fire Novella
Chaos can never really be destroyed ...

Loki, God of Chaos, gave Amy Lewis all his memories, and one request before he saved the universe. "Remember for me."

Amy knows Loki will find her, one way or another ... eventually. But as the weeks have ticked by she's lost hope.

Called into the FBI headquarters to identify a magical artifact, she gets the opportunity to find Loki for herself. In doing so, she tips the scales of not one, but two universes, and has to choose for herself what form she wants Chaos to take.

The fate of the Nine Realms is in the balance, and this time it is in Amy's hands.

***

Discover the urban fantasy series of mythic proportions that readers are calling hilarious and profound. Download this box set today.



763 pages, with a 5-star rating from 8 reviews.

                     



In the Dead of Winter, by Abbey Pen Baker. (Still 0.00?)

"The author, Jarvis, went to successful effort to impart a great bit of Scottish history along with a warm and beautiful love story. I do so love to learn about history of Scotland...and what better way to see into the past but with a romance that will bring tears to your eyes. This was a love story for all time !!! Don't deny yourself such an experience." -- Amazon Reviewer

1918, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Faye Tullis and her friend, Rachel White, two students at Smith University, are arrested after attending a lively suffragette rally.

Things start to get out of hand, and the police arrive. The two girls are arrested, and spend the night in jail, where they meet a tall and imposing woman, who imperiously demands to be released.

When her freedom is denied, she suddenly and inexplicably falls ill…

Faye is therefore doubly surprised when she attends a class on logic the next morning to find this lady at the front of the class, introducing herself as ‘Dr. Myrl Adler Norton’, a professor of logic.

She astonishes the class with her ability to deduce personal information about them from the minutest details…

Rachel’s flat is broken into in suspicious circumstances. When Rachel called out to her landlady, Alyssa Dansen, a mysterious recluse, she only hears a strained voice in reply…

Myrl and Faye rush to the flat to investigate and the situation is far worse than they imagined… Alyssa Dansen is seen from the window, a ghostly figure, staring straight out ahead of her...

When they find her they realise someone has slit her throat, drained all her blood, and stuffed her with sawdust – and it is unclear how long she has been sitting, lifeless, at her window, staring out at the world with blank glass eyes.

Faye is soon swept up in Myrl’s plan to find the killer herself. However, the more she gets involved with Myrl, the more she finds there are troubling elements to her new friend’s personal life…

What is the terrible affliction that Myrl seems to suffer from? What is the real story behind Myrl’s parentage? And could the answer prove relevant to Myrl’s new found aptitude for detective work?

‘In the Dead of Winter’ is a gripping historical crime featuring Irene Adler’s daughter detective.

Praise for Abbey Pen Baker:

“The Great Detective as a woman? Yes, with all the quirks, foibles, and misanthropy, all the genius, and the darkness that runs through that remarkable mind. I look forward to more of Myrl Adler and her faithful Watson" – Laurie R. King.

“Abbey Pen Baker successfully creates a new world where a young woman detective embodies an equal amount of courage, curiosity, determination, and brains…An exciting plot, a refreshing main character, and precise and evocative language combine to offer us a fine read.” – Sena Jeter Naslund

“Baker juggles her large cast and their secrets dexterously….Recommended for readers who aren’t sick of the centenary glut of Holmes pastiches, and even for those who are’ – Kirkus Reviews.


Abbey Pen Baker is the great niece of Faye Martin Tullis. She divides her time between Yellow Springs, Ohio where she lives with children, animals and the title of Professor of English and New England, where she eats too much good food with good friends and collects rocks and sea glass on the coast of Maine. She is very busy editing the notes and previously published novels first penned by her great aunt.

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258 pages, with a 4-star rating from 141 reviews.

                     



The Song of the Jubilee (The Phantom of the Earth Book 1), by Raeden Zen. (Still 0.00?)

"The beginning moved fast yet wove enough details into the narrative that I felt immersed in the world, which is unique. It's an underground civilization that has been forced there by a plague that can seep underground. A truly chilling concept! I was surprised by how the plotlines came together at the end and want to find out what's going to happen in book two." -- Amazon Reviewer

**ALL FIVE BOOKS IN THE PHANTOM OF THE EARTH SERIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE**
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A CLINICAL TRIAL UPON THE EARTH'S SURFACE ...
TO TEST A TREATMENT AGAINST REASSORTMENT ...
WILL ALTER THE COURSE OF TRANSHUMAN HISTORY.


In the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni, a subterranean civilization in North America, expansion long ago gave way to peace and prosperity in the face of the history's most devastating plague. Immortality is the reward for service and loyalty in Beimeni, a place where the physical blends with the metaphysical and power consolidates in the hands of those with a genetic edge. The fissures first spread slowly, then swiftly, until now the Great Commonwealth finds itself on the brink of economic devastation, challenged by forces from within that know its secrets and its crimes. At the center of the conflict lie the Selendias of Piscator, founders of the resistance with an uncanny connection to the zeropoint field, and the Barão Strike Team, three researchers tasked with finding a cure to the Reassortment Strain, the plague that nearly wiped transhumankind from the Earth. Traveling from the uninhabitable but pristine surface to the habitable but inhospitable underground, this is a story about dedication to dreams, battle for survival, discovery and connection, song and celebration, undoing past misdeeds, and sacrifice for the greater good.

In The Song of the Jubilee, Captain Broden Barão, Striker Nero Silvana, and Strategist Verena Iglehart, together with the elite Reassortment research team, release a protohuman on the Island of Reverie, testing a serum designed to thwart the Reassortment Strain. They must find a cure to the plague or suffer the inevitable consequence for failure: demotion or worse, exile to the Lower Level some four thousand meters beneath the Earth's surface. Meanwhile, in the Great Commonwealth, two thousand five hundred meters deep, the resistance movement known as the Liberation Front suffers a disastrous defeat when its leader, Jeremiah Selendia, is captured by Lady Isabelle Lutetia, Supreme Director of the Department of Communications and Commonwealth Relations. With Jeremiah held by the government, his middle son unexpectedly finds the weight of the war on his shoulders. It falls to Johann to lead the Front, to rescue his father from one of the commonwealth's most impregnable fortresses, and to keep his younger, underdeveloped brother hidden from the chancellor, who forces foes to undergo clinical trials against the plague upon the surface. Johann's efforts draw the attention of powerful enemies and start a chain of events that will forever change his family, the Barão Strike Team, and the Great Commonwealth of Beimeni.


MORE ABOUT THE PHANTOM OF THE EARTH

The Phantom of the Earth is a thought-provoking post-apocalyptic science fiction series. It relies heavily upon synthetic biology and quantum physics.

Links to the e-book editions **FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY**:

Book 1: The Song of the Jubilee -- amazon.com/dp/B0140FWBDE
Book 2: The Gambit with Perfection -- amazon.com/dp/B0140GF0AO
Book 3: The Synthesis and the Animus -- amazon.com/dp/B0140HQ6M4
Book 4: The Descent into the Maelstrom -- amazon.com/dp/B0140NPN1S
Book 5: The Restoration of Flaws -- amazon.com/dp/B0140IYS1E 

Omnibus Edition (Books 1-5): The Phantom of the Earth -- amazon.com/dp/B0140NPMZU (Free on Kindle Unlimited)
 
Links to the paperback editions:

Omnibus Edition (Books 1-3): The Phantom of the Earth -- amazon.com/dp/B019SDLPHQ
Omnibus Edition (Books 4-5): The Phantom of the Earth-- amazon.com/dp/B019VK3VGY


Link to the website, which includes the spectacular concept art: raedenzen.com



325 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 78 reviews.

                     



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