Literary Gold 5/31/16

Today's Literary Gold Book Deals:
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Murder At The Barbecue
by Liz Turner
PRICE: FREE
Veronica has been hired to cater a neighborhood party in an upscale cul-de-sac on Delta Avenue. When she arrives she gets to know the neighbors a little, but not before one of them, Leo Amato, is found dead. It would appear he's been stabbed to death!

Veronica, Detective Max Bernard, and her best friend Sakura team up once again to work on the case. One scrap of evidence found on the body is a portion of a torn photograph. Veronica soon realizes that if they want to solve this mystery they need the rest of the pieces to complete the picture.

Apparently several people have a motive for killing Leo, and each member of every family conveniently seems to have an alibi. Even the video cameras set up around the neighborhood don’t help solve the case!

The team eventually learns that Leo was the one who took the picture, but what was he photographing? Who or what was behind his death? And how is this photograph the center of it all? Is there more than just what the picture shows? There must be....





A Woman's Heart
by Gael Morrison
PRICE: $0.99
Peter Strickland can't allow non-traditional, new-age Jann Fletcher, who lives on a sail boat in Hawaii, to keep him from acquiring custody of his nephew. Having failed to keep his sister Claire, safe, he vows to do for his sister's baby what he was unable to do for Claire.

Jann has already lost her parents and her best friend Claire. Now she's determined to keep custody of Claire’s baby.

So, Jann combats Peter with all the magic she possesses; a magic which can only come from the heart of a woman.





All the Old Lions
by Carol Caverly
PRICE: $0.99
Thea Barlow, Chicago native and newly minted editor for the city's Western True Adventures magazine, is on her first assignment: prove her worth by getting the story of Halfway Halt, a defunct whorehouse in Hijax, Wyoming.

Upon arrival in Hijax, Thea is met with hostility. Assuming Thea is the "new girl" for the whorehouse, the townsfolk do not want the old days revived or their secrets revealed.

Then a local woman is murdered and the present owner of Halfway Halt is found unconscious in an old building. Now Thea must dig deep to unravel the mysteries of Halfway Halt if she's to get the story... and survive.





Murder & Mystery
by Stacie Orion
PRICE: FREE
With "Shoot first, ask later" as hotshot detective Xander Lewis' motto, he's more likely to kill someone than solve a case. When a gruesome murder occurs at a Victorian mansion, he and his sidekick are called in to investigate. Tactless, quick to judge, and borderline comical, he has ample opportunities to rub people the wrong way. With the list of suspects mounting and no murder weapon to be found, he's got his work cut out for him. Will he be able to solve the mystery, or will his unorthodox methods finally land him in trouble?

Meanwhile, feisty stay-at-home mom Kim Verraros can't stand her mother-in-law. Their petty feud has lasted over 20 years and she's beginning to feel like victory is out of reach. But when she gets a call from her P.I. with proof of juicy dirt on her arch nemesis, she has a tough decision to make: should she use this information to her benefit, or is keeping the family together more important than personal gratification? Or maybe she should keep an eye on her own sordid secrets?

Follow the lives of Velvet Shore's rich and poor as their paths collide in this quirky series filled with sex, secrets, and drama. You'll laugh and cry, as you read and experience the epic stories of people who, like some of us, would do anything in the name of love.

Their passions run deep. Their desires are insatiable. They are restless...







Another Summer
by Gerogia Bockoven
PRICE: $0.99
Georgia Bockoven’s enthralling Another Summer—the sequel to her phenomenal bestseller The Beach House—is a must for fans of Jodi Picoult and Marian Keyes. It is the moving and powerful story of four families, the conflicts that tear them apart…and the house that brings them together. Bestselling author Kristin Hannah says, “It will appeal to anyone who believes in the healing power of love,” and Mary Jo Putney advises you to, “Read Another Summer on a day when you want to laugh and cry and feel better about the world.” If you’re looking for the very best in heartbreaking, heart-soaring, uplifting fiction…come in.






The Talking Tree
by Judith Keim
PRICE: $0.99
The Talking Tree is book one in the Hartwell Women Trilogy...
Following her estranged mother’s death, Marissa Cole returns to her hometown. Her mother has left a request for Marissa to scatter her ashes in New Hope, Maine. Marissa doesn't understand why; she’s never heard her mother talk of such a place. In Maine, Marissa is thrilled to discover a family she never knew she had. But the family isn’t what she thought, and helping her grandmother keep her share of the family fortune might cause Marissa to lose the only man she’s ever trusted enough to love.











Wedding Day Blues "Sistas"
by Mae Daniels
PRICE: FREE
As the small Southern town of Dixieville prepares for the Wedding of the Year, trouble-and some very juicy secrets-is brewing behind closed doors.

Lies are revealed, truths untold and past deeds, good and bad, come back to haunt the prominent Dickens family. Every Dickens has a secret or two, or maybe more. All, except straight shooter Belle Jackson, the real head of the Dickens household. Or, does she?

Everything every Dickens family member has ever hidden in the darkest reaches of their hearts and souls, comes emerging to sour Dixieville’s, and the family’s, biggest day of the year. From blushing bride Joelle’s urge to call off the wedding, to nine-year-old Jacie, Jennifer’s little sister (and her biggest secret), the blessed event could go to hell in a hand basket, if feisty ole’ Mama Belle can’t shut the drama down first.



The Natural Order
by RJ Vickers
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Tristan Fairholm has always liked fixing things. It makes up for everything in his life he can’t mend—his parents’ divorce, his father’s alcoholism, and his little brother’s weak heart. But when he kills his brother in a car accident, he destroys the only thing he truly cared for.

He has nearly given up when a mysterious woman appears and offers him a place at her school. Along with fifteen other juvenile delinquents, Tristan is given a chance to escape penitentiary while he studies magic in the wild mountains of Canada.

As he learns to extract and shape raw magic, Tristan finds unexpected friendship in his fellow students, from lovable Rusty Lennox to mysterious, fey Amber Ashton. But when the school is threatened by a vandal who endangers the lives of everyone living there, Tristan learns that the magic they are harvesting is being put to a dark and dangerous use. While he races to uncover the vandal before his friends are harmed, Tristan must decide if his new friends and his freedom are more important than his morals.



Drop Out
by Neil Ostroff
PRICE: $0.99
Two separate lives, one impossible love! An unimaginable, life-altering journey through Hell and back!

Life is full of unexpected tragedies. Confronted with the unthinkable, Nathan Cruz loses everyone he loves in the twin towers collapse. Battling despair, he flees from human contact to live in seclusion aboard a houseboat moored in the Florida Keys. Crushing grief does not diminish with time.

Nearly drowned by a hurricane, he unwittingly seeks shelter in the home of Miriam Kanter, a young woman fighting terminal cancer. Miriam’s unwavering enthusiasm and sentient wisdom changes everything Nathan ever thought about his finite existence and what possibly lies beyond. As time ticks toward Miriam’s end, the transcendent experience of her slipping away brings to light powerful revelations accompanying the dying process, answers he needs to mend his shattered world and re-ignite his ability to love.




Ted Saves the World
by Bryan Cohen
PRICE: FREE
Ted Finley was your typical, wise-cracking teenager, until an otherworldly force gave him abilities beyond his wildest dreams. After an unintended public display of his powers, he's become an instant celebrity and the target of a gang of undead thugs.
Sixteen-year-old Erica LaPlante was six-feet-under when a blast of blue light brought her body back to life. Armed with the consciousness of a fierce warrior, Erica must keep her teenage urges at bay to protect the newfound hero.
When sparks fly between Ted and Erica, Erica wants nothing more than to hide who she really is and the dangerous mission they must face. But when their school comes under attack, Ted and Erica must use everything at their disposal to save their friends, the town and... well, the world.
Ted Saves the World is a YA sci-fi/fantasy novel that features fast-paced action, terrifying horror, side-splitting comedy and a touch of romance. Author Bryan Cohen has watched every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it shows in the first book of his new series.




Lemon City
by Elaine Meryl Brown
PRICE: $0.99
In this wry fiction debut, Elaine Meryl Brown plunges lucky readers into a gripping narrative of small-town hijinks and big-time hearts.

Rule Number One: Never marry an Outsider. If you do, the boll weevil will bite you back. Rule Number Two: If you can’t be honest, you might as well be dead.

Nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains, Lemon City has ten rules, all designed in the best interests of its tight-knit black community. Granddaddy Dunlap knows all too well what can happen to folks who venture beyond Lemon City’s protective borders. He once had to venture outside town to identify his best friend’s body. So when his firebrand granddaughter Faye, returns from college married to an Outsider, he must act fast to keep her in Lemon City’s safe embrace.

It proves to be a challenge–and not just because the patriarch is distracted by the tensions arising from the heated tomato-growing contest for the annual county fair. Faye’s new husband, Harry, is a slick talker with a roving eye. Faye sees him as her ticket to New York City, where she hopes to fulfill big business dreams, but even the best-laid plans can be thwarted, as Faye discovers that marriage itself isn’t much of a honeymoon. No matter. She packs her bags, fully prepared to head north with or without her husband, when Harry turns up dead. Now the Dunlap family is trying to figure out–before the Thanksgiving turkey gets cold–who did the deed.




Cold Spring Harbor
by Richard Yates
PRICE: $0.99
In this classic novel Richard Yates, hailed as a preeminent chronicler of the American condition and author of the acclaimed Revolutionary Road, weaves a masterful, unflinching tale of two families brought together by chance, desperation, and desire.

Evan Shepard was born with good looks, bad luck, and a love for the open road But it was on one such drive, with his father from rural Long Island into lower Manhattan, that Evan’s life would be changed forever. When their car breaks down on a Greenwich Village street, Evan’s father presses a random doorbell, looking for a telephone. Within hours, two families—sharing equally complex and addled histories—will come together. There will be flirtation. There will be a marriage. There will be a child, a new home… But as Evan moves further into the uncharted land of manhood, as the women and men around him come into focus, he faces roads not taken and a journey not made—in Richard Yates’ haunting exploration of human restlessness, family secrets, and a future shaped by them both.















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