Monday, March 4, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Monday Mar 4)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books, plus a couple freebies!

Love, Lies, & Mystery 3 Book Bundle (CHASING AMANDA; COME BACK TO ME; MEGAN'S WAY), by Melissa Foster. (Still $4.99?)

Let's start off today with a box set from Melissa Foster - writer of mystery, suspense, and literary fiction. Three award-winning books, for the bargain price of $4.99!

"Exceptionally written! I have read all three books and I have never been so mesmerized and captivated. Chasing Amanda is heavily empowered with never ending curiosity and a continuous search guaranteed to heighten a reader's level of interest. Megan's Way pulls at the heart and helps the reader relate to the extreme measures a mother will take to love a daughter unconditionally. Come Back to Me alludes to the very nature of a promise to return, and the underlying complexities associated with outstanding intrigue." -- Amazon reviewer

Now available in one volume, three award-winning family dramas by international bestseller Melissa Foster.

Included in this 3-book collection:

CHASING AMANDA (mystery/suspense):

One child murdered, another missing. Potentially lethal small town secrets revealed.

Molly Tanner didn't realize she was witnessing a child abduction, until three days later when the child's body was found. She escapes the city--and the memories--and relocates to the safety of a small town. Several years later another child disappears. This time Molly cannot turn her back--she risks those that she loves most and her own safety to try and save the missing child.

COME BACK TO ME (romantic suspense)

An ocean apart, a young pregnant wife tries to move on after hearing of her husband's death. Her husband, found near dead in the middle of the desert by two Iraqi women who are escaping honor killings, takes a treacherous trek to find his way back home.

MEGAN'S WAY (literary fiction)

What would you give up for someone you love?

A single mother's journey through illness, her daughter's will to survive, and a circle of friends shrouded in secrets. Megan's Way explores the depths of the mother-daughter bond, the intricacies of friendship, and the reality that some lies tear relationships apart, while others bind them together.

409 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 10 reviews.



Here's a Kindle book available for free today!

Dire Means, by Geoffrey Neil. (Still free?)

This highly-rated mystery/thriller is free today!

"Dire Means grabbed me from the very first page [...] a haunting novel that will stay with you well after you have finished reading it." -Feathered Quill Book Reviews

"Great opening! It really established the tone and drew me in ...a very interesting idea here --timely and unique." -Writer's Digest


Can terror breed love? What if a ruthless vigilante ended homelessness in one of America's most affluent, coveted beach-side cities in a matter of days? In Dire Means this phenomenon occurs in an unforgettable way. The ambitious mission isn't accomplished by any persuasive appeal to public benevolence or by relocating the homeless. The ingenious method aims carefully-targeted fear at the public's apathy toward the impoverished. The bodies of people from all walks of life begin to show up in random places, one per day. Each victim has suffered a common, horrific fate that makes the vigilante's demands clear. Citizens quickly learn that engaging in flagrant public displays of kindness is the only way to feel safe outside their homes. 
Mark Denny, a computer technician who does the right thing at the wrong time, is lured and then trapped in the vigilante's scheme to maintain the public's fear-fueled generosity. Matching technological wits is the only way Mark can end the city's terror and save his own life.

324 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 38 reviews.



Wait for You, by J. Lynn. (Still $0.99?)

This romantic coming-of-age story has over 100 five-star reviews... and is bargain-priced today at 99 cents.

"J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart." - Cora Carmack, NYTimes Bestselling Author of LOSING IT 

"For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next." - Molly McAdams, NYTimes Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES

"It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional." - K Books

Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar' And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for…

332 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 129 reviews.



BLOOD STAINED: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller (Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers, Book #2), by CJ Lyons. (Still $0.99?)

A New York Times bestseller, this installment in the Lucy Guardino FBI series is bargain-priced today at 99 cents. Over 100 five-star reviews!

"Few authors would be brave enough to explore the dark places CJ Lyons takes her readers with her breakout novel BLOOD STAINED. A riveting and intensely chilling story of pure evil! Fans of Tami Hoag's NIGHT SINS and Lisa Gardner's SAY GOODBYE will love the latest thriller from Lyons featuring FBI Special Agent Lucy Guardino." ~National Bestseller Debra Webb

From New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, CJ Lyons:

WARNING: the Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers are NOT for the faint of heart! They depict adult situations, realistic violence with consequences, and delve deep into the darkness of the human heart and mind.

Here's what reviewers said about Lucy's first adventure in SNAKE SKIN:

5.0 out of 5 stars Great FBI Story: "Very well researched with most details spot on. It is a compelling story. The characters were real, to the point of reminding me of an agent, who, was every bit as dedicated, smart, and fearless as Lucy Guardino. I highly recommend it."
~Mark B. Lewis, Former FBI Special Agent

4 1/2 Stars: "Combine Dirty Harry with a loving wife and mother and you might end up with Lucy Guardino. You won't be able to put this one down." ~RT Book Reviews

"I flew through this novel, trying to connect the dots and find the killer along with Lucy. This is another great read from CJ Lyons. Women will enjoy the kick ass hero portrayed by Lucy." ~ChickLitPlus.com

Readers asked for "More Lucy, Please!" Now Lucy's back and she's facing the fight of her life:

Just your average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock...

Until recently Supervisory Special Agent Lucy Guardino was a shining star in the FBI's roster. But after killing a man and disobeying orders, Lucy's been sidelined, chained to her desk. When a mysterious letter arrives hinting that, thanks to Lucy, the wrong man was blamed for a string of serial rapes, kidnappings, and killings four years ago, Lucy jumps at the chance to re-open the case--despite orders to leave well enough alone.

Her unofficial investigation takes her back to the small town that thrust her into the spotlight four years ago when she saved the killer's last victims--before the killer took his own life and the life of one final victim, a mother who left a ten year old son and loving husband behind.

What Lucy doesn't know is that what happened four years ago was all a lie, fueled by sacrifice and betrayal, designed to shield the real killer.

With the lives of her family, a group of innocent children, and the future of one desperate boy at risk, Lucy races to stop an innocent from killing and a killer from butchering more innocents.

When it comes to "breathtakingly fast-paced thrillers" (Publishers Weekly), New York Times and USA Today Bestseller CJ Lyons is a "master of the genre." (Pittsburgh Magazine).

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child has called CJ's work "Everything a great thriller should be--action packed, authentic, and intense."

332 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 216 reviews.



Tall, Dark, and Deadly 3 book box set, by Lisa Renee Jones. (Still $0.99?)

This box set has over 500 pages of bestselling romantic suspense from Lisa Renee Jones. Get all three books at today's bargain price of 99 cents!

" I love the chemistry between all the characters and how you really find yourself wanting to know more about them as the books progress. I bought these books separately, but after reading each one, I couldn't wait for the next. They all stand alone well, but are better read as a series. Maybe Lisa can have a long-lost brother pop up at some point so the series can continue!" -- Amazon reviewer

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling series
Next book out now! Beneath the Secrets!

This set includes 3 full sized novels.
 
About the series...

The Walker Brothers...

Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They are passionate about those they love, relentless when fighting for a cause they believe in, and all believe that no case is too hard, no danger too dark. Dedication is what they deliver, results are their reward.

Book 1 HOT SECRETS:

Royce Walker, a former FBI Agent, who's opened a private security firm with his brothers, has always had the hots for the prim, proper Assistant District Attorney, but considered her hand's off because of a family connection. However, when danger threatens Lauren, he isn't willing to stand by and watch her get hurt. Now the passion for survival is only rivaled by the passion burning between them. And that passion, might just be the death of them both.

Book 2 Dangerous Secrets

Dangerous Secrets --- Luke and Julie's story!
72,000 words!

Being a divorce attorney for the rich and famous isn't all it's cracked up to be. Julie Harrison has learned that love doesn't last, and she's sworn never to make the same mistakes as her mother, or her clients. She uses the games men play to keep them at a distance. The only man who managed to break down her walls was Luke Walker, a Navy SEAL who loved her and left her, and changed her forever.

When Luke arrives back in New York, running Walker Security with his brothers and having left his Navy SEAL days behind, he sets his sights on Julie, the woman he's always wanted and couldn't have. Except, she runs from him every time he gets close.

But now, one of Julie's clients, a powerful judge, gets involved with a dangerous cartel, and his soon-to-be-ex wife ends up dead. Julie's next on the list, and she finds herself on the run from those who believe she knows too much, and counting on Luke to keep her alive. In the deepest, darkest moments of the night, passion will bring them together while danger threatens to tear them apart. Can Julie and Luke trust each other and find their happy ending before they find ... the end'

The Prelude-- a full sized novel!
About Secrets Exposed:
Her enemy is her passion, her passion is her enemy...
Lindsey Paxton was once the number one defense attorney in New York. She fought for those who were innocent, but charged. Her instincts were her lifeline, never failing her, as they guided her in her choices of who to defend. Or so she thought. Until she won a case she would forever wish to have lost. Her client, an accused rapist, kills and rapes a woman only a day after being set free. Destroyed by her role in the woman's death, Lindsey blames her father's controlling ways for what she has become, and runs from her career and life.

546 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 113 reviews.



Thread Slivers (Golden Threads Trilogy), by Leeland Artra. (Still $0.99?)

This highly-rated fantasy is the first book in a trilogy. Bargain-priced today at 99 cents.

"Though the action takes place within a few months, the timeline leading up to "Thread Slivers" is over twenty-thousand years. Everything, civilization and the existence of humankind now relies on an unlikely, and sometimes misguided group of heroes. We are in a medieval setting where hand-to-hand combat is highly developed, where vast scientific knowledge and technologies have been forgotten, but still exist unknown to most everyone. All these vivid plot details and exquisite turns of imagination are offered in an easy-to-read, fast-paced, and humorous writing style." -- Amazon reviewer

Trained from birth as a hunter and fighter, Ticca wanted and got more. She learned military tactics from the very best. She was given access to much of the world's true history, stretching back beyond legend. Found worthy, the world's second-best warrior, whom even the Gods feared, finished her combat training. Ticca thought she was ready to join the ranks of military specialists for hire known as Daggers.

Able to control more power than even a full master mage from birth, Lebuin was sheltered and taught magic by the greatest wizards. He has rightfully earned his Journeyman Mage badge - except he isn't so sure he wants to explore the world. But all Guild wizards are required to travel, and Lebuin is sent out into the world. He quickly discovers reality isn't anything like what he read in books or expected.

A great mage is missing and Lebuin hopes to find him for clues to undiscovered magics. Lebuin hires Ticca to guide and protect him while he tracks down the missing wizard. Together they stumble into a hidden power struggle between a powerful Duke and a secret group of warriors with unbelievable skills and speed. The deadly conflict ignites a worldwide power struggle, a struggle in which the Gods themselves fear to intervene. As Ticca and Lebuin attempt to survive, they learn that they may hold the key to powers capable of destroying all the realms. Together they are far more powerful than they or anyone else ever imagined.

Can a new Dagger and Journeyman mage manage to stay alive long enough to figure out what powers they control? Who can they trust as both are targeted for assassination and relentlessly hunted?

359 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 6 reviews.



Here's a Kindle book available for free today!

The Girl From Long Guyland, by Lara Reznik. (Still free?)

A woman's suspenseful journey towards self-acceptance... this book was recently #1 in Women's Fiction and Suspense. Free today!

"In Reznik's debut novel, a woman confronts long-buried secrets when an old college friend commits suicide. . . . While effective as a page turner, the novel also tells a timeless, universal tale of a woman's journey toward self-acceptance. An exciting tale of past crimes and dangerous friendships." --Kirkus Reviews

"I love a mystery and I love stories about the late 60's/early 70's and this book has both. Really fun read." --Barbara Gaines, Executive Producer, The Late Show with David Letterman

"Lara Reznik masterfully creates a story that brings the past and present together seamlessly. . . . I can honestly say it is not often that the plot of a book surprises me the way this one did. This book is truly timeless." -- Katherine Bennett, Reviewer, Readers Favorite

-Includes Reading Group Discussion Questions- 
Ranked the #1 spot in both Suspense and Contemporary Fiction, during it's Amazon kindle select promotional days.
MEMOIR MEETS THRILLER:

Laila Levin enjoys a successful marriage and a thriving career as an I.T. executive in Austin, Texas, but she can't quite shake her lifelong sense of not truly belonging anywhere.

When her company announces a major layoff, Laila finds herself caught between an unscrupulous CEO and her promiscuous boss. Then news of her college roommate's suicide stirs up a dark secret involving three devious friends from her past. One has betrayed a vow, another wants to rekindle their romance, and the third is out for revenge.

Suddenly for Laila, it's 1969 again. She's only seventeen, and she's left her sheltered home in Long Island for college in Connecticut. Amid protests of the Vietnam War, she's tempted by the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll that rule her generation. Laila gets swept up in a deceptive love triangle with two older locals and initiated into their unethical hippie family. Too late she realizes her search to belong has led to tragedy.

Laila must now juggle the demands of her perplexed husband and her baby boomer past forcing her to make choices that endanger her survival and challenge her conscience.

She learns that the lines between right and wrong are often blurred, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.

358 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 81 reviews.



Hurricane Katrina, A Journey Of Hope, by Anthony Veltri. (Still $0.99?)

A recount of the heroism, and hope, that arose in the aftermath of the horrific Hurricane Katrina disaster. Illustrated with photos. Free today.

"I offer my sincere thanks, not only to Anthony Veltri for sharing his experiences through this book, but to every man and woman who came down to the coast and helped put it back together. This book offers a behind the scenes look at the people who came to our aid, and the methods and tools they used to get the job done. Mother Nature will always come back to put us in our place, and it is a very humbling and awe inspiring experience, to stand in the eye of the storm, but it can never compare to the feelings inspired when I see the way people band together to help one another in the aftermath. That is where hope is found." -- Amazon reviewer

Imagine that when you wake up tomorrow, the clothes on your back will be everything you own. For so many of my fellow countrymen, this nightmare scenario quickly became their reality following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina.
 

If I had just one lesson to share as a result of my experience post-Hurricane Katrina, it would be this:
When disaster strikes, there will be those who require the aid of their fellow man, and there will be those who are fortunate enough to escape serious harm. Those in the second group have the option of retreating to safety; if the situation warrants, they can return to help those in need who were unable to help themselves.


Do everything in your power to make sure that you and those who rely on you are part of the second group. In a crisis, having multiple options and the willingness to use those options is priceless.

Here's the bottom line: if nothing else, this book will make you more aware of the wrath of nature. Hopefully, it will also make you start to think about what steps you would take to protect your family BEFORE something like this happens again. If you make it a priority, it will make itself so. It costs nothing to start planning in your head what you would do the time the next big one hits. And I'm not just talking about hurricanes here. Start thinking about what action you would take and talk it over with your family. Planning is a great first step that costs nothing and can save your life.

I am confident that learning about my experience can only make you desire to be better prepared, as you will learn first-hand a small piece of what goes into recovery efforts following a natural disaster.


92 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 15 reviews.



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