Monday, January 4, 2016

Free and Bargain Kindle Books! (Monday Jan 4)

Seeing Evil, by Jason Parent. (Still 0.99?)

"If you are a fan of psychological horror novels and thrillers then you would be well advised to add this book to your collection. The characters are very well fleshed out and the pacing is superb. It has a certain Dead Zone by Stephen King feel to it in that the central character Michael is able to see the deaths of people he touches through visions. It's not my usual kind of book, but credit to Jason Parent for keeping me engaged right up until the last page. An excellent read, highly recommended. " -- Amazon Reviewer

"A teenager's ability to see the future proves to be a curse when his warnings are ignored in Parent's heartrending thriller set in Fall River, Mass. Loving foster parents raise Michael Turcotte after he witnessed his parents' murder-suicide at age three. In ninth grade, Michael is bullied by Glenn Rodrigues, who also picks on a friend of Michael's, Jimmy Rafferty. When Michael has a vision of Jimmy confronting Glenn with a gun and shooting the kid dead in the school hallway, Michael's closest adult friend, police detective Samantha "Sam" Reilly, who met him the night he became an orphan, tells Michael it was only a dream. Tragically, despite Michael's efforts to stop Jimmy, he guns down his tormentor just as Michael foresaw. Sam switches from skeptic to believer and even uses Michael to assist in a missing-persons case. Parent maintains suspense throughout and throws in more than a few surprises along the way to a satisfying resolution." ~ Publishers Weekly

Fate in plain sight.

Major Crimes Detective Samantha Reilly prefers to work alone—she’s seen as a maverick, and she still struggles privately with the death of her partner. The only person who ever sees her softer side is Michael Turcotte, a teenager she’s known since she rescued him eleven years ago from the aftermath of his parents’ murder-suicide.

In foster care since his parents’ death, Michael is a loner who tries to fly under the bullies’ radar, but a violent assault triggers a disturbing ability to view people’s dark futures. No one believes his first vision means anything, though—not even Sam Reilly. When reality mimics his prediction, however, Sam isn’t the only one to take notice. A strange girl named Tessa Masterson asks Michael about her future, and what he sees sends him back to Sam—is Tessa victim or perpetrator?

Tessa’s tangled secrets draw Michael and Sam inexorably into a deadly conflict. Sam relies on Michael, but his only advantage is the visions he never asked for. As they track a cold and calculating killer, one misstep could turn the hunters into prey.



242 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 49 reviews.

                     



A Wish For Adam Kincaid, by Kelly Hunter. (Still 0.99?)

"The strength of this great little book was in the intriguing characters, the small-town setting, not to mention the brilliance of the author, Kelly Hunter, in getting it all across with gentle humor and a depth of understanding of what makes people tick. It's a book you read (well, I read) with a smile on your (my) face the whole way through and like the very best of stories, the characters become people we know quite well so they linger on in the readers' head and he or she keeps hoping their lives all turn out brilliantly. And from baking pies and fixing a windmill to a wriggly puppy peeing on a little boy's foot, it's the small details that bring a book to life and make it something special." -- Amazon Reviewer

All single mother Billie Temple wants for Christmas is to trade her hectic Sydney lifestyle for simple country living and a place to call home. All widowed cattleman Adam Kincaid wants is for Billie and her son to go away.







152 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 11 reviews.

                     



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Earthbound (The Reach, Book 1), by Mark R. Healy. (Still free?)

"This is a great novel that hits the ground running and doesn't let up until the last page. The story is essentially a chase through a vertical metropolis that reaches into space and offers the last hope of getting off a dying Earth. The characters are well developed and the many environments they're forced to traverse are varies and imaginative. As with previous novels by Mark R. Healy, this had me page turning to the very end. Very much looking forward to getting to bed tonight and starting book 2." -- Amazon Reviewer

The Earth is suffocating under toxic skies and there’s only one way for those left behind to escape – the space elevator that sits atop the massive structure known as the Reach.

Knile Oberend is an outcast, a man exiled for the crimes of his past. Thrown an unlikely lifeline, he has less than forty-eight hours to cash in his ticket at the top of the Reach and escape off-world.

Disgraced cop Alec Duran had a bright future until he made one fateful mistake. Now his last shot at redemption becomes entwined with the fate of the very man who ruined his life three years ago.

Alton Wilt, an underworld boss desperate to leave Earth, falls upon a rare find – the name of a man who is about to be granted passage off-world. With his minions in tow he is hell bent on stealing that privilege for himself.

As time runs out, these three men find themselves on a collision course that will lead to a confrontation from which only one can emerge victorious.



360 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 15 reviews.

                     



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Escape Clause (Murder Off-Screen Book 1), by GA VanDruff. (Still free?)

"Jaqie and company stumble across both a body and a ghost--not belonging to the body, of course. That would be too easy--on a Puerto Rico beach, I pretty much never stopped giggling. And, to make this story even better, the mystery is twisty and unexpected, although logical, when you think about it. I loved the characters, the humor and the crisp writing. If you're looking for a fun read, look no further. It's right here! " -- Amazon Reviewer

Oscar night.
Jaqie Shanahan’s roommate and best friend, Jeep McBain, wins the statue for best screenplay. And disappears.
Murdered? An accident? Fear of success? Whatever the reason, her fun-loving, womanizing, self-centered Jeep McBain vanishes without a trace—without even a good-bye.
One year later, Jaqie has a successful screenplay of her own, and finds a new best friend in Madrille Keiser, Hollywood’s biggest star. But without Jeep to share in her success, Jaqie realizes it’s time to take a break. Time to come to grips with the hard truth that Jeep is forever gone.
Turns out, she’s only half-right.
Jaqie, her dog, and her gecko sail away for a working vacation in the Caribbean. She and her little tribe anchor offshore and decide it’s a great day to take the dinghy and do some old-fashioned beachcombing for seashells—like the pictures in the brochure.
What they find is a dead guy in a great suit bobbing just shy of high tide, and a sort-of-dead guy in baggy shorts and a Hawaiian shirt chasing seagulls off the body.
Jeep McBain may not be alive and well in Puerto Rico, but his ghost is.
And he’s engaged.
“Jaqie, her name is Clarice. She’s real. Like me, real. We’re going to spend the rest of whatever this is,” he outlined his transparent torso, “together. We like all the same things. Plus, we were both bludgeoned to death. How great is that?”
But, first ...
Jaqie must find out who murdered Jeep and the love of his afterlife so the happy couple can Move On.
Provided ...
Jaqie can convince the chief of police that she did not kill Jeep. That she can keep the killers from killing her. That she can get the job done without Madrille’s head of security, Paul Bracken, getting in her way and under her skin. Constantly. Paul with the sea-green eyes and hair that is way too long and far too unruly for former military.
None of which is listed in the brochure about seashells.



245 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 12 reviews.

                     



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