Saturday, May 31, 2014

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Saturday May 31)

One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel, by Ian McClellan. (Still 0.99?)

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"I knew from the synopsis that 'One Undead Step' was going to be a special read, and it really was. I loved everything about it. The story was fresh, characters were solid, and the action was never ending." -- The Bookie Monster

Many people know that the 1969 moon landing was faked, but are unaware of the actual circumstances. Find out how the U.S. faked the moon landing to avert the zombie apocalypse as the lives of a disgraced B-movie director, a bar owner, some drunks, an Army Ranger unit, a bunch of gangsters, an affluent but very dysfunctional family, and a few cops come together in One Undead Step. 

One year after Romero shocked the world with Night of the Living Dead, a small city is rocked by grisly killings, the gory details of which are only known through whispered rumors. The government presence that makes the populace all the more nervous is unable to contain the impending threat that grows out of control on a hot, humid night in Mid-July. As the city’s residents fight for their lives, the Military rushes to make a film about two men landing a small spacecraft on the moon. Will their plan work? Find out as an evil man finds redemption, some soldiers choose between their mission and duty, a young couple finds forbidden love, an older couple reignites their passion, and a bartender gets stiffed for lots of drinks in One Undead Step.

219 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 10 reviews.

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Stray (Touchstone), by Andrea K. Höst. (Still free?)

"This is a great book. The author creates believable characters and sitations that make you want to continue reading even when the book is over! I was so glad when I finished it today and found out she was publishing the second in the series today also! Happy reading everyone!" -- Amazon reviewer

Part 1 of the Touchstone trilogy.

On her last day of high school, Cassandra Devlin walked out of exams and into a forest. Surrounded by the wrong sort of trees, and animals never featured in any nature documentary, Cass is only sure of one thing: alone, she will be lucky to survive.

The sprawl of abandoned blockish buildings Cass discovers offers her only more puzzles. Where are the people? What is the intoxicating mist which drifts off the buildings in the moonlight? And why does she feel like she's being watched?

Increasingly unnerved, Cass is overjoyed at the arrival of the formidable Setari. Whisked to a world as technologically advanced as the first was primitive, where nanotech computers are grown inside people's skulls, and few have any interest in venturing outside the enormous whitestone cities, Cass finds herself processed as a 'stray', a refugee displaced by the gates torn between worlds. Struggling with an unfamiliar language and culture, she must adapt to virtual classrooms, friends who can teleport, and the ingrained attitude that strays are backward and slow.

Can Cass ever find her way home? And after the people of her new world discover her unexpected value, will they be willing to let her leave?

278 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 185 reviews.

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In Search of a Love Story (Love Story Book One ), by Rachel Schurig. (Still free?)

"In this book we follow the life of Emily, a physical therapist who has issues with her love life. Her friends try to help her find romance in her life. What follows is an interesting, enjoyable look at a young woman's growth and self discovery." -- Amazon reviewer

Emily Donovan doesn’t have a romantic bone in her body.

At least, that’s what her friends Ryan and Ashley keep telling her. They’re convinced her bad luck with men is directly related to her life-long lack of interest in all things romantic. When Emily’s latest relationship crashes and burns, she decides to go along with her friends’ plans for a romance research project. Sure, the idea that she’ll have better luck if she learns about the great romances of literature and film seems a little silly, but Emily figures it can’t hurt.

In no time at all, Emily finds herself buried under a mountain of romance novels, chick flicks, and sappy love songs, hopeful that her hard work will pay off with true love. When she meets Greg, Ashley and Ryan are convinced she’s found prince charming—after all, he’s rich, handsome, and totally into Emily. What more could she want? And why does it seem that her friend Elliot isn’t exactly happy for her?

Faced with misunderstandings, miscommunications, and a seemingly endless string of missteps, she is nevertheless determined to give true love a try. In doing so, Emily will eventually find that true romance, the kind that lasts, has little to do with stereotypes or clichés, and everything to do with finding out what’s in her own heart.
281 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 35 reviews.

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An Innocent Client (Joe Dillard Series), by Scott Pratt. (Still 0.99?)

"The story itself is an interesting one and the protagonist, Joe Dillard, is extremely likable. I also liked that he is happily married with a family, something you don't often see in this kind of book. It is told alternatively in the first person by Dillard and the third person for the rest of the story. The characters are likable and there is enough humor to offset some of the more tragic aspects of the story. The book moves along quickly, always keeping your interest and has a very satisfactory ending. I would highly recommend it and look forward to reading more of his books. " -- Amazon reviewer

A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room.

A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused.

In this bestselling debut, criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience. Savvy but cynical, Dillard wants to quit doing criminal defense, but he can't resist the chance to represent someone who might actually be innocent. His drug-addicted sister has just been released from prison and his mother is succumbing to Alzheimer's, but Dillard's commitment to the case never wavers despite the personal troubles and professional demands that threaten to destroy him.

"Pratt's richly developed characters are vivid and believable, especially the strong Southern women who fight their male-dominated culture from behind a facade of vulnerability in this brilliantly executed debut." -- Publisher's Weekly

"It’s Scott Turow and Grisham... The opening chapter is maybe the most compelling I’ve read in a decade.” – Ken Bruen

Smart and sophisticated, with a plot twist that will leave you shaking your head in wonder, "An Innocent Client" -- the first in the acclaimed Joe Dillard series -- will also leave you begging for more.

374 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 1,680 reviews.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Book Discovery! (Friday May 30)

It's Book Discovery Day! Twice a week we bring you a selection of books that are newly-published, or that have been overlooked.

Every great book was once a hidden gem. Browse through the books below and start your own discovery!

Book Discovery - newly-published and overlooked books!
Searching for Cibola, by Bill Lloyd
At fifty years of age Lawrence is at a crossroads. An expert in probability and statistics, he finds himself confronted by a combination of improbable events: his wife Rachel has left him and his close friend John is dead. He abandons his home in Los Angeles and moves to a small house in the mountains above Albuquerque, New Mexico. There he delves into his past, searching for kernels of insight much as a miner might search for nuggets of gold. Aided by his occasional lover Miranda, his daughter Abigail, and his shrink Angel, he struggles to connect his disparate memories into a coherent narrative that he hopes will help him understand the changes that hazard has brought to his life. Along the way he discovers that the truth can be as elusiv...
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This Edge of Forever: A Romance in Time, by Barbara Bartholomew
Coye Sutherland has lived for hundreds of years and still looks to the future as a 'young' woman as she again plans to re-invent her life. She can't just walk away. She owes the people who had been part of this life more, but time is running out, another identity worn out from too long use. Her wardenship of famed Texas panhandle ranch Esperanza must be passed on and she is tied to the present while she tries to determine who will inherit her riches and responsibilities: Wild and fun-loving foreman for the ranch's famed horses, Daniel Hayes, a descendent of a man on the opposite side of the farmer-cowmen battles for control of newly opened lands over a century ago, a time personally witnessed by Coye, is dear as a son to her. But he refuse...
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The Grass Sweeper God, by Doug Howery
The backwoods Appalachian coal mining camp folk of Solitude, Virginia vs. the NYC Stonewall gay riots of 1969. Two different worlds collide. Stonewall meets Solitude. A family mired in secrecy, a family steeped in the bible belt of God-ordained heterosexuality must confront its own sons' homosexuality. A town seething in gossip and intolerance accosts two presumed strangers who turn the tables on them and the other cheek. Surprise and transformation makes a family of the individuals in Solitude.
My novel entitled, “The Grass Sweeper God” is in the vein of Truman Capote’s, “Other Voices, Other Rooms” another saga set forty or fifty years ago—that stayed on the New York Times best sellers list for nine weeks. Like Capo...
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Echoes of a Gloried Past (Book Two of the Safanarion Order), by Ken Lozito
A Hero Will Fall…
An epic fantasy adventure series continues

I am Aaron Jace of the House Alenzar’seth, the Lords of Shandara. The world of Safanar has been sheltered by the blood and sacrifice of my ancestors but no more, for I am the last.

The Drake, a construct of advanced Hythariam technology, has taken Sarah, and is using our love to change her into an assassin. I am her target. Some have advised me to abandon Sarah to her fate, believing that she is beyond saving, but that is something I won’t do.

Whispers of the return of the Alenzar’seth are spreading throughout Safanar. Nations are mobilizing to rebel against the tyranny of the High King, but there is a grave thr...
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The Executioner's Hood (The High Country Mystery Series), by Vickie Britton
Sheriff Jeff McQuede finds Durmont’s highly respected judge, Phil Grayson, bludgeoned to death in his study, a black executioner’s hood shoved over his head. Behind him on walls and in display cases is his Old West outlaw collection that includes a death mask, a hangman’s noose, and a Peacemaker.

The judge has many enemies, one, Darin Keefe, just released from prison after serving seven years for a crime involving a city scandal. Judge Grayson’s best friend, John Harwood, was believed to have taken a bribe from Keefe Construction and to have committed suicide rather than face conviction. Has the killer singled out some rare item in this macabre collection to steal and left the rest behind, or is this a modern-day e...
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The Pitcher, by William Hazelgrove
A boy with a golden arm, but no money for lessons. A mother who wants to give her son his dream before she dies. A broken down World Series pitcher who cannot go on after the death of his wife. These are the elements of The Pitcher. A story of a man at the end of his dream and a boy whose dream is to make his high school baseball team. In the tradition of The Natural and The Field of Dreams, this is a mythic story about how a man and a boy meet in the crossroads of their life and find a way to go on. You will laugh and you will cry as The Pitcher and Ricky prepare for the ultimate try out of life....
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The Scent of Roses, by Margaret Brazear
To save her father from debtor's prison and the noble name of her family from disgrace, Lady Felice Sutton agrees to marry Lord Christopher despite his reputation for violence and ruthlessness. She is grateful and is determined to make him a good wife, but his reputation is well earned and she finds being a good wife to him to be far more difficult than she ever suspected. She wants to love him, wants to have a future with him, but she is afraid to ask him why his first wife lies buried in a pauper's grave, or why he still visits the peasant woman who has his children.

Set in England amid the black death of 1348, a pestilence which wiped out millions,
this is a story of love and passion, jealousy and sacrifice, and one ...
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The Book of Abominations: A horror collection, by Conrad Jones
A collection of horror stories, including the terrifying best seller A Child for the Devil

The Librarian
When a man's body is found in an empty property, butchered, lying in the centre of a Satanic Sigil, Detective Inspector Annie Jones has to investigate. A blood soaked male found at the scene is the obvious suspect but something far more sinister is at work.

La Luna
A couple's holiday is ruined when they realise something else is sharing their room.

A Child for the Devil (full length novel)

When an author helps the police to identify symbols carved into two dead bodies, he becomes the focus of a murderous cult. He has to become the hu...
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