Literary Gold 5/30/16

Today's Literary Gold Book Deals:
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Twice Begun
by Reina Lisa Menasche
PRICE: FREE
It all begins in the closet.

Paris Jablonski, wife, mother, social worker, and aspiring writer, is celebrating her seventh wedding anniversary when she uncovers a secret letter about her sexy French husband—and his girlfriend. The letter is in French, nearly incomprehensible, and so is the betrayal. How could she, an experienced mental health professional, have so misread her own life?

After traveling to France to confront her husband, Paris returns to face wildfires, evacuations, and a new job with recovering addicts. And she finds herself attracted to the most unlikely candidate: a recovering alcoholic who also happens to be a client.

In this heart-tugging story of love, loss and renewal, Paris Jablonski is a heroine whose street savvy must learn to take back seat to a wiser heart.





Checkered Crime: A Laurel London Mystery
by Tonya Kappes
PRICE: $0.99
Laurel London is one tough cookie. Orphaned and with one heckuva checkered past, she’s grown street smart and no one is going to tell her different, even if it means getting tangled up with the wrong side of the law. After terrorizing Walnut Grove, Kentucky all her adolescent life, she’s back and she’s ready to go on the up and up. Make something of herself. Prove the citizens of Walnut Grove wrong and make them admit she’s somebody.

But when mobster Trigger Finger Tony Cardozza jumps in the back of Laurel London’s car mistaking it for a taxi, she’s up to her ears in no good.

Recently fired and checkbook in the red, when Trigger offers to pay Laurel large wads of cash to drive him where he needs to go and keep her mouth shut, she’s all in. That is, until FBI agent Jax Jackson jumps in the back of Laurel London’s car threatening to take her to jail for her past crimes if she doesn’t cooperate with the FBI by going undercover to help bring down the mob.

Laurel finds herself battling the past and good vs evil and she’s not sure which is more deadly.






Something Magical
by Leighann Dobbs
PRICE: $0.99
Serephina, Mortianna, and Esmerelda Seville were charged by terms outlined in a long-forgotten "Cupid Pact" to use their special brand of magic for bringing together the wilting hearts of Hawthorne Grove. Today's happy couple? Kaylee Dean and Jordan Parker.

But Kaylee's still hurting over a failed engagement from four years ago and Jordan isn't looking for a wife. Will the Seville sisters' magic be enough to bring this mismatched couple together? Or will Kaylee and Jordan be forced to trust in the power of good, old-fashioned love?






Just Plain Weird
by Tom Upton
PRICE: FREE
Young love has never been this complicated.

Travis MacDuff is an ordinary teenager. His only concern is making his school's football team, until he meets his new neighbor, a peculiar girl who leads him on a bizarre journey that threatens their lives as well as all life on the planet.

Just Plain Weird is a story about destiny and the triumph of young love over everything.







Second Chance Grill
by Christine Nolfi
PRICE: $0.99
Dr. Mary Chance needs a sabbatical from medicine to grieve the loss of her closest friend. But when she inherits a struggling restaurant in Liberty, Ohio she isn’t prepared for Blossom Perini. Mary can’t resist falling for the amusing preteen—or the girl’s father. The bond they forge will transform all their lives and set in motion an outpouring of love that spreads across America.

The books of The Liberty Series work as stand-alone novels you may enjoy in any order. Look for the other books in the series: Treasure Me, The Impossible Wish and Four Wishes.






Iron Butterfly
by Lisa Wainland
PRICE: $0.99
In an instant, Cassie must put aside all her day-to-day worries: her looks, a job she likes (well deals with), what to wear. At twenty-nine, she receives sudden, life-changing news. She realizes that her everyday life with her fiancé, Jake, was pretty amazing. Who cares about a sarcastic boss or a promotion when losing everything has become a terrifying reality?

Cassie’s shocking news infiltrates the lives of everyone she loves, particularly Jake and her estranged sister, Sandy. Jake wants to be strong for Cassie, but this unexpected turn brings back painful memories—and a terrible secret he’s shared with no one. Sandy, who ran away to pursue stardom, is called home to face those she left behind. The golden child of the family, Sandy fell from her pedestal long ago. Will she be able to face her own failures?

As Cassie struggles against an uncertain future, Jake and Sandy battle with the demons of the past. All three will learn valuable lessons about love, forgiveness and appreciating the days we’re given.











there is no goat
by Jennifer Dunham
PRICE: FREE
A comical, disturbing and engaging look into the Pashtun-Afghan culture, written by a female veteran of the U.S. Army.

Tasked with leading a team in support of U.S. Army Counterintelligence, Jennifer Dunham spent fourteen months in Eastern Afghanistan. Charged with conducting in-depth interviews of local men applying for jobs on a U.S. military base, she gained a unique insight into their culture, perceptions and ways of thinking. Through the course of interviewing over 500 Pashtun-Afghan men, Jennifer witnessed the heartbreak of war, the still-apparent control of the Taliban and effects of decades-long oppression on the local population. "There is no goat" provides revelations about the Pashtun-Afghan culture like no other book. The personal stories present the reader with an understanding of the day-to-day challenges and dangers many Afghans face. The book explores the Afghans’ views on crucial topics including politics, corruption, the role of Afghan women and Osama bin Laden. The first-hand accounts contained within the pages of "there is no goat" present exclusive visions into the minds of Afghan men.



A Deal with the Devil
by Abby Matisse
PRICE: $0.99
In this lighthearted romantic drama / comedy, a practical, responsible Chicago career woman agrees to pose as the fiance of her ex boyfriend in exchange for money. It's a fast-paced page-turner with many plot twists and a romance that veers toward the sweet side. The book is the first in a series about a group of friends and the mayhem, mishaps and misadventures they encounter on their journey toward love.

A woman in trouble.
Amanda Wilson is in trouble and as usual, it has everything to do with her irresponsible brother. So she heads to her best friend’s cabin in Lake Geneva for a weekend of solitude and soul-searching. But she didn’t count on the blizzard or the unexpected arrival of the man who broke her heart. The man she's come to think of as the devil.

A man from her past.
Fresh out of the Navy SEALs, Jake Lowell plans to start a business using his trust fund as seed money. But his grandfather has other ideas and changed the terms, requiring Jake to marry before he gets access. Now he needs a plan. But first, he must go to Lake Geneva where his ex is vacationing, ignoring the weather bulletins and her best friend's calls, pleading with her to come home.

A deal that changes everything.
Getting stranded in Lake Geneva wasn't part of Jake's plan. Neither was his proposal. And he definitely hadn't expected her to agree, but she did. Now they must deal with unresolved feelings and the issues that tore them apart a year ago. Jake's proposal seemed like the perfect solution for both of them but it's soon clear their harmless little engagement deal is far more complicated than either could have imagined.



Finding Home
by Lauren Westwood
PRICE: $0.99
A month ago, Amy Wood had her perfect home, her perfect boyfriend and her perfect job in London. Now she's broken-hearted, living in her parents' tiny bungalow, and working in a local estate agents in Bath.
At least her new job keeps her busy. Rosemont Hall is a crumbling mansion riddled with woodworm, dry rot - and secrets.
As Amy searches for the perfect owner to restore the house to its former glory, she begins to uncover pieces of the past that some people would rather remain hidden.
In her battle to save Rosemont Hall, Amy will encounter scary housekeepers, evil property developers and mysterious American heirs - and will discover whether the secrets of the past can bring her closer to the future of her dreams...




Blissed
by Jamie Farrell
PRICE: FREE
Natalie Castellano practically has it all—beauty, brains, and a stellar reputation. Because childbearing hips and exhaustion lines are totally sexy. And knowing when to let go of her family’s failing bridal boutique is smart…right? Plus, who doesn’t want to be that divorced mother in Bliss?

With all she has going for her, it would be selfish to secretly wish for love too. Who needs it? Definitely not Nat. But perhaps she does need to take her wedding dress-obsessed little boy somewhere else for a fresh start.

CJ Blue is on top of the world. At least, he was last week when he stood on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Now, he’s in an empty confessional, hiding from the hullabaloo of a family wedding. Aka the depths of hell.

His meddling relatives want to poke at the deep psychological wounds he supposedly bears from being a twenty-something widower. But he doesn’t want to talk, he doesn’t want to be fussed over, and he certainly doesn’t want another chance to fail at love. He just wants to get through this wedding and back to his adventurous life.

But when a dark-haired, wounded-eyed beauty invades his sanctuary and whispers a secret he was never supposed to know, he gets swept up in her life. Is he brave enough to tackle the adventure of life in Bliss, or will he walk away from the only woman in the world who could offer him love, forgiveness, and a second chance?



Tucker's Crossing
by Marina Adair
PRICE: $0.99
Sweet Plains, Texas, wasn't so sweet to Cody, Noah, and Beau Tucker. But now the Tucker boys are men, ready to take on the questions that have haunted them since they left home. . .

Cody Tucker shook the dust of his two-bit hometown off his boots ten years ago--right about the time his college sweetheart, Shelby Lynn Harris, married his so-called best friend. But when his dad dies, Cody finds himself home again and knee deep in the past. Except now his rowdy beer buddy is the sheriff, his housekeeper is a blue-ribbon chili chef, and the family ranch is in the red. The only thing that hasn't changed is Shelby Lynn. . .

Shelby Lynn has gone through a lot of heartache thanks to Cody. But that's all over now. She just wants a chance to live the life she's made for herself in peace. The trouble is, the Sweet Plains chili cook off is heating up, the Ladies of Sweet are as riled as hornets, and as soon as Cody gets near, she's forgets all about peace. Cody is pure temptation--and she knows just how good it feels to give in. . .




A Secret Dare
by Donna McDonald
PRICE: $0.99
Their love was no secret, but did he dare tell her the rest of the truth?

Aurora Snow has a secret—one she inherited from her dying mother. Now she has to decide what to do about it, which is especially hard when she doesn’t believe it can be true. For over forty years, she’s never cared about what her mother was hiding about the past. Why should learning about her father change anything now? She’s happy with herself, her art, and the new man in her life. Jeremiah is everything she ever dreamed of finding in a man. Isn’t the perfect lover really all a woman needs to be happy?

Jeremiah Cranston has secrets. The biggest is that he’s fallen crazily in love with the target of his investigation. His boss is already upset that he’s sleeping with her. Jeremiah’s more upset that he’s having to lie to Aurora about his purpose in her life. Finding out she’s a Dare would be the worst thing possible for both of them, even if it is his job to do just that. When all his secrets are revealed to Aurora, it’s going to be hard as hell for him to protect a woman who hates him.



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