Friday, September 2, 2016

Free and bargain Kindle Books! (Friday, September 2)

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Star Rebels: Stories of Space Exploration, Alien Races, and Adventure, by Audrey Faye. (Still free?)

"The short stories are lead ins for potential novels at later dates or are short stories which have already become novels. Thee plots and set up are excellent when describing the characters which show he different characters SD they work and live in deep space. This is an excellent read for the genre..... " -- Amazon Reviewer

There are rebels among the stars...

Meet eleven protagonists battling to save themselves and the ones they love. Human, cyborg, clone, or alien, they'll find themselves pitted against intergalactic crime bosses, interstellar mercenaries, a quantum-wave-riding collective mind, and the universe itself. Along the way, there's plenty of action, adventure, humor, and even some romance.

Written by the freshest voices in science fiction, these stories are short, but they'll light your imagination like a solar flare. Strap yourself in and join the rebellion! Download this collection today. 



About the Star Rebels Stories:

A Tale of Two Ships by Audrey Faye
A KarmaCorp Story
Two ships crash into an unimportant digger rock. The first carries a newborn baby. The second will rewrite her destiny.

Carl Sagan's Hunt for Intelligent Life in the Universe by C. Gockel
An Archangel Project Story
Sometimes intelligent life is right in front of your whiskers.

Blood Ties by Christine Pope
A Gaian Consortium Story
On the outlaw world of Iradia, Miala Fels and her computer hacker father discover that taking the wrong commission can have unexpected consequences.

Passage Out
by Anthea Sharp

A Victoria Eternal Story
Street rat Diana Smythe has long since given up her hopes of escaping Earth, but that doesn't mean she can't watch the ships fly in and out of the spaceport and dream...

Arcturus 5 by D.L. Dunbar
A Twenty Sectors Story
Xella went to Arcturus 5 to mediate a simple trade dispute between the Mol and the Dark, but now she's not sure she'll get out alive.

Treason's Course by L.J. Cohen
A Halcyone Space Story
In the midst of Earth's first off-planet war, a soldier is given a covert assignment and must decide if treason lies in carrying out her orders or disobeying them.

Falling
by Pippa DaCosta

A Girl From Above Story
Trapped in a scrappers rig with a woman he's been hired to kill, Caleb Shepperd is beginning to wonder if this job could be his last.

Starfall Station by Lindsay Buroker
A Fallen Empire Story
After the empire falls, cyborg soldier Leonidas Adler must avoid the Alliance operatives who want him for secrets only he knows, but that's easier said than done. Worse, his past threatens those he's traveling with, including Alisa, the freighter captain he has come to care about.

Luminescence
by Patty Jansen

An ISF-Allion World Story
Hadie learns the price of being an artificial human when her partner has an accident and becomes unresponsive.

Glome by James Wells
A Great Symmetry Story
Humanity's first interstellar colony ship has arrived at its destination, only to find an inhospitable death trap of a planet. Crew member Amanda Bowen wishes that was the biggest problem she faced.

Unfinished by Kendra C. Highley
An Unstrung Story
In a world where genetically-engineered humans serve as slave labor to "real humans," two prototype children, designed to be the most superior models ever created, look to each other to find a way to escape their fate. They may discover that being "artificial" doesn't mean they can't love.



345 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 34 reviews.

                     



Missing Mona: A Tommy Cuda Mystery, by Joe Klingler. (Still 0.99?)

"Missing Mona was an absolutely fun read, especially if you like mysteries from the classic noir genre. I loved the characters in Missing Mona, they were real and had intelligent dialog. The plot was well thought-out, exciting and riveting with lots of twists right til the end. I recommend Missing Mona to anyone, especially if you’re looking to get away for an exciting summertime visit to Chicago." -- Amazon Reviewer

Foreword Reviews 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist
2016 New York Book Festival - Runner Up


"Klingler presents his craftiest yarn to date, summoning the pulpy spirits of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. The setting of Chicago rattles from the page in lines such as, 'The buildings held noise and exhaust fumes around me like a torture chamber.'" --Kirkus Reviews (Kirkus Recommended List)

Tommy has boomeranged back to his parents residence and a dead-end job after too many years in college. As he looks squarely at his next decade of life, his smartphone convinces him the time is ripe for a change. A gift from his grandfather provides the means, so he embarks on the path of blues artists and beatniks before him--and hits the road.

He immediately meets a damsel in hitchhiking distress who says her name is Mona. Her presence persuades him that the bright lights and dark clubs of Chicago might be his kind of town. So on a summer Saturday night they settle into a fancy hotel overlooking the beaches of Lake Michigan.

On Sunday...Mona disappears.

But she leaves behind more than a sweet memory that involves Tommy in a brand new cash flow problem he never imagined. While trying to sort out how to stay on the right side of the law and get back on the road, he meets a young criminologist who helps him, a DJ who doesn't, and a librarian who teaches him about the city, women, and the art of the makeover. After truth and lies are stirred like a blue martini, being assaulted by a pink monkey, and witnessing a drive-by shooting that drowns a Ferrari--Tommy is desperate to help Mona.

If he can find her.

"A private investigator, a mysterious hitchhiker, dancers, gangsters, a mysterious bag that holds the unthinkable and twists and turns that will have the reader unable to put it down, Missing Mona by Joe Klingler has it all."--San Francisco Book Review (5 of 5 stars)



418 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 33 reviews.

                     



Bogman, by R.I. Olufsen. (Still 0.99?)

"This book is one of the best police procedurals that I've read in a long, long time. That is saying something because police procedurals are my absolute favourite mystery genre. The book moves along at a very quick pace and doesn't leave a lot of unrelated storylines dangling. Everything is made clear by the end of the book when Tobias nabs his killer, who, by the way, was a bit of a surprise to me, as I had someone else pegged. I truly enjoyed the book and recommend it highly. " -- Amazon Reviewer

When a mummified foot, a pile of bones and a split skull are discovered in a Danish bog, is it a case for the police or archaeologists? It becomes a case for Chief Inspector Tobias Lange when it is confirmed the remains are those of a young male, early twenties, beaten to death with a blunt instrument about two decades earlier.

Tobias finds himself on the trail of eco-warriors, Sami protesters safeguarding reindeer rights in Lapland and a disaffected young woman estranged from her family. Then another incomplete set of human bones turns up, and then another. When the trail takes a turn into a murky world of sex trafficking and illegal immigrants, Tobias starts to fear for his eco-warrior daughter Agnes…



292 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 15 reviews.

                     



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An Accident Waiting to Happen, by Adrian White. (Still free?)

"Over one shoulder, we watch the heartbreaking past unfold; over the other, we see time and trouble close in. With his avenues for help rapidly narrowing, Gregory struggles to care for Tomas and find Caitlin. Toward the end, I sat there with my heart in my throat, feeling every jolt like I was on the train right alongside them. Highly recommended. " -- Amazon Reviewer

"Extraordinarily engaging and sensitive, wringing one's emotions." (Sarah Broadhurst, The Bookseller)

A young woman disappears. Her partner Gregory, under suspicion of having done her harm, is left to care for her son Tomas from a previous relationship. The race is on for Gregory to find the woman he loves before the police take Tomas away. How far would you go to protect the ones you love?

What others are saying about
An Accident Waiting to Happen

Adrian White’s debut is irresistible . . . it’s like life.
Afric Hamilton, Irish Examiner

If you were to judge a book by its cover, you might think An Accident Waiting to Happen is a touchy-feely boy’s book in the Tony Parsons/Nick Hornby tradition. However, appearances can be deceptive and this is a rather unpleasant book with a remarkably unsympathetic narrator. Dark, unsettling – and definitely not touchy-feely.
Anna Carey, Image Magazine

A tough subject, desertion, handled with compelling simplicity as a father and son cope alone in a rough world. Extraordinarily engaging and sensitive, wringing one’s emotions.
Sarah Broadhurst, The Bookseller

His novel mixes gripping sections with an internal monologue filled with anxiety, confusion and weakness. Disturbing and sometimes irresistible, this is a story that will find a responsive audience in the growing ranks of dispossessed fathers.
Lucille Redmond, Irish Independent

White offers a porthole on the male dilemma – the pressure to plumb his emotions and articulate them, the quandary of a sense of alienation from his environment. His unflinching honesty, coupled with an accessible writing style, produce an assured debut.
Martina Devlin, Dublin Evening Herald

About the Author
Adrian White is an English writer who has lived with his family in Ireland for over twenty-five years. An Accident Waiting to Happen was first published by Penguin Books, as was his second novel, Where the Rain Gets In. Both are now available as ebooks. His third novel is called Dancing to the End of Love and is published by Black & White Publishing of Edinburgh.



280 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 5 reviews.

                     



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