Thursday, October 20, 2016

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Thursday, October 20)

Casimir Bridge: A Speculative Science Fiction Technothriller (Anghazi Series Book 1), by Darren Beyer. (Still 0.99?)

"Every now and then you're lucky enough to stumble across a new writer worthy of being added to your stable of "favorite authors" -- those few wordsmiths whose books you eagerly await. With "Casimir Bridge" Mr Beyer joined that exclusive club in my library. This book is great and I highly recommend it to both sci-fi lovers and those who just enjoy well-told fiction. The technology and future geo-political environment is realistic, thoughtfully presented, and eye-opening in many regards, revealing Beyers knowledge of the world and deep imagination. More importantly, like all good stories, this book begins with compelling characters and is carried forward by the natural conflicts that strong, smart, complex characters naturally create."  -- Amazon Reviewer

Award-Winning Science Fiction

"Beyer opens his series with a punch, establishing his prospective universe while simultaneously delivering sci-fi action. A chase sequence on Earth and an explosive confrontation on Eridani are exhilarating, but dirty politicking of the future proves most engrossing..."
"Nefarious bigwigs, collusion and galactic jumps against a cosmic backdrop; readers should definitely want to come back for more."
- Kirkus Reviews

"I hadn’t read very far into Casimir Bridge, the debut novel from newcomer Darren Beyer, before I realized I’d just found my newest favorite sci-fi author.”
- Book Pleasures Review

A manned, interstellar survey ship has gone missing. A nuclear terror plot is thwarted just outside Washington, D.C. And it’s an election year.
Mandisa “Mandi” Nkosi is a young reporter who, while on a trip to Johannesburg to connect with her roots, is contacted by an anonymous source with evidence that material seized from a nuclear terror plot will point squarely at one of humanity’s most important companies as the supplier. The source also unveils that the “evidence” against the company - Applied Interstellar Corporation (AIC), a science and technology behemoth with more corporate and political foes than can be counted - is a setup, and part of a plot to destroy AIC and gain control of its technological secrets. The deeper Mandi digs, the more of a target she becomes.
What follows is a heart-pounding, unforgettable ride through the hallowed halls of big government, far-flung star systems, and the revelation of a conspiracy that runs so deep, Mandi’s life, and the future of humanity, are put at stake.
Brimming with tantalizing futuristic technology, deep space adventure, and thrilling plot twists, Casimir Bridge is a nuanced, thought-provoking, and deeply human space opera that draws the reader in and never lets go.

What you'll find among the pages of Casimir Bridge:

  • A thrilling, fast-paced story that spans two planets, four star systems, and crosses the depths of space.
  • Realistic science fiction, true to the technology and science.
  • Currently relevant undertones including corporate and political conspiracy, nuclear terror, money in politics.
  • Rich characters, personal relationships, love and hate in a deeply believable science fiction setting
Join readers from around the globe in discovering the best new author to hit the science fiction scene.

368 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 106 reviews.


The Avenue Goes to War, by R. F Delderfield. (Still 1.99?)

"Delderfield paints a vivid picture of the effects of Hitler's bombings on the inhabitants of London and other areas of the English coasts during WWII. First, we see the lethargy in their attitudes before war comes to their shores when the people think that the government won't let this happen. As the bombs begin to fall on their neighborhood, one group of neighbors develop a friendly cohesiveness that sustains them as they lose loved ones, homes, belongings and well being. As a group, they support each other and their country regardless of what their political leanings were before the war. Gloomy war bulletins on the radio keep all on edge while still trying to go about their lives normally as their own defiant albeit sometimes feeble means of fighting the Germans. Americans could benefit right now by guarding against the idea that the government will keep us safe. Our thinking is no different right now than theirs was in the beginning. One hopes that it will not take a world war to draw us together." -- Amazon Reviewer

The residents of a South London street face World War II together in this novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Dreaming Suburb.

Years ago, the Great War tore apart the lives of the families living on Manor Park Avenue in South London. Now, as Allied and Axis armies rage across Europe in an even more devastating conflict, the residents of the Avenue struggle to cope with the sacrifices England must make as their nation’s place in the world irrevocably changes.

Longtime homeowner Jim Carver, who lives in Number Twenty, had his fill of combat in the trenches of France more than twenty years ago. But when the Luftwaffe rains death from above on his beloved street, he dedicates himself to the war effort.

Carver’s eldest son, Archie, has come a long way from grocer’s errand boy to owner of a chain of successful shops. His illicit affair with a neighbor whose husband is fighting for King and Country threatens to undo everything he has achieved.

Esther Frith lives a solitary life in Number Seventeen, seemingly oblivious to the aerial onslaught ravaging the Avenue now that the war has turned her family into casualties.

And across the road at Number Twenty-Two, reclusive Harold Godbeer hates what the war is doing to his country. He realizes that even if England succeeds in helping defeat the Axis’s tyrannical dictators, his nation will be but a shadow of its former glory.

Living side by side as their neighborhood becomes a battleground, two generations of Manor Park Avenue must unite if they—and their way of life—are to survive during wartime, in this moving novel about the connections we forge during times of trouble, which was also adapted for British television.

644 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 27 reviews.


Colony One Mars: A SciFi Thriller (Colony Mars Book 1), by Gerald M. Kilby. (Still 2.99?)

"Great book, well written, fast paced. Science is convincing , characters real, the story is interesting. Read the book in two days. Couldn't stop reading. I really love good martian stories!!!! " -- Amazon Reviewer

'Probably the best read I've had since "The Martian"...' Amazon Review

All contact is lost with the first human colony on Mars during a long and destructive sandstorm. Satellite imagery of the aftermath shows extensive damage to the facility. The fifty-four colonists who called it home are presumed dead.

Three years later, a new mission sets down on the planet surface to investigate what remains of the derelict site. But, it’s not long before they realize the colony is not as lifeless as everyone thought. Someone is still alive -- hiding out somewhere.

Yet, before they can find the elusive colonist a strange illness starts to affect the crew. Pressure now mounts on Biologist, Dr. Jann Malbec, to locate the source and find a way to fight it. However, as she investigates she begins to suspect a dark and deadly secret lurking within the colony. A secret that threatens not just the crew but the entire population of Earth.

With limited resources and time running out, she must find some answers and find them fast. Because if she doesn't, none of them will be going home.

206 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 121 reviews.


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Laiden's Daughter: The Clan MacDougall Series, by Suzan Tisdale. (Still free?)

"A neatly arranged plot with interesting twists and turns that kept my attention from the start to the end. Nicely written, especially in difficult passages, such as the love scene, where language is crucial in determining the difference between trivial and quality. Since the author mastered this difficulty with such elegance I would've liked if there had been more romantic scenes between Duncan and Aishlinn and especially earlier in the plot. " -- Amazon Reviewer

Scotland, 1344
She believes men are not honorable nor are they kind-until she meets one that changes her heart forever.
Betrayed by lies told before her birth, Aishlinn is raised by a harsh and cruel stepfather. Her life is forever changed one horrifying night when she is forced to flee England for the safety of the Scottish Highlands. Rescued by a fierce band of highland warriors, Aishlinn soon learns that honorable men do exist. She finds a strength she never knew she possessed and it will be tested to the limits when she is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision…allow the English to kill those she loves, or surrender for the crime she committed.

She is everything he never knew he wanted in a woman….

As a fierce highland warrior, Duncan McEwan has survived numerous battles, bed countless women, and survived a horrific storm at sea. He has scaled mountains and even survived hand-to-claw battle with a cat-o’mountain. But none of that could have prepared him for how his life forever changed one fateful spring day when he rescued a lass from a freezing stream. He will do anything to keep her as his own and will risk everything to keep her out of the hands of the English.

255 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 637 reviews.


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