Literary Gold 6/16/16

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Breakthrough
by Michael C Grumley
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction / Action & Adventure
Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

With the help of a powerful computer system, Alison Shaw and her team are preparing to translate the first two-way conversation with the planet's second smartest species. But the team discovers much more from their dolphins than they ever expected when a secret object is revealed on the ocean floor. One that was never supposed to be found.

Alison was sure she would never trust the military again. However, when an unknown group immediately becomes interested in her work, Alison realizes John Clay may be the only person she can trust. Together they must piece together a dangerous puzzle, and the most frightening piece, is the trembling in Antarctica.

To make matters worse, someone from the inside is trying to stop them. Now time is running out...and our understanding of the world is about to change forever.



Shatter Point
by Jeff Altabef
PRICE: $0.99
Thrillers & Suspense
When her 19-year-old son Jack miraculously recovers from a serious head trauma, Maggie is sure her luck has changed. But when she's abducted by a shadow from her past - a phantom with dangerous sapphire eyes - it's up to Jack and his younger brother Tom to unravel the mystery and save their mom from a deadly psychological battle.
The brothers seek help from their colorful great aunt, who exposes them to a world of nefarious family secrets, explosive government conspiracies, and a series of horrific murders. Together they must navigate a dark underworld full of political subterfuge and class warfare.
Yet as they search for their mother, Jack changes—raked by skull splitting headaches and weird visions. How exactly did he recover from his coma, and how does this tie into the psychopath who’s abducted their mother?
Will Jack and Tom save Maggie before her abductor reaches his shatter point? Does Jack have enough time left?



True Conviction
by James P Sumner
PRICE: $0.99
Thrillers & Suspense
Meet Adrian Hell, one of the deadliest professional assassins to ever pick up a gun.

In True Conviction, he takes a job in the sun-soaked city of Heaven's Valley, a paradise of sin and the jewel of Nevada. His contract? Kill a man who has stolen from the local mob boss. Sounds simple, right?

The job quickly turns sour, and Adrian discovers a much larger threat looming in the shadows. He finds himself in the crosshairs of a powerful adversary, and he must use his skills to survive long enough to stop a terrorist attack that could act as a catalyst for another world war.

Adrian is pushed beyond his limits, tested to breaking point, and forced to overcome tremendous odds in order to do what's right in this fast-paced action thriller... even if it means going against his killer instincts. Filled with dark humor, relentless action, and thrilling characters, this is the next big series for fans of thrillers with a strong anti-hero at their core.



Stardust
by Mimi Strong
PRICE: FREE
Contemporary Romance
Peaches Monroe is a curvy, opinionated blonde who manages a small town book store.

Dalton Deangelo is a famous actor who sets hearts on fire with his smoldering eyes and devious grins.

Dalton plays the sexiest bad boy vampire on TV. He's hotter than Edward from Twilight, and badder than Damon from The Vampire Diaries.

When Dalton runs into the book store to hide from reporters, he refuses to leave... until he gets a date with Peaches Monroe.



The Witching Elm
by C N Crawford
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Fantasy
Seventeen-year-old sorcerer Tobias Corvin tumbles through a blizzard and arrives—half frozen and half dead—in another world. Our world. Trapped in Boston, he tries to blend in at an old boarding school while secretly plotting to save his home.

But if anything can distract him from his mission, it's the wild-haired and intriguing Fiona. She is determined to learn the dangerous truths about his magic.

When a spectral army from Tobias's world begins slaughtering Bostonians, he and Fiona must stop the carnage. They face unspeakable dangers while unearthing the dark secrets of New England's past—a past that holds the key to saving both worlds from destruction.



A Shadow in the Flames
by Michael G Munz
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction
Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent, and corrupt, it is a common enough city in 2051, yet soon, discoveries beneath the Moon's surface will mark the city with their first distant echoes.
New arrival Michael Flynn is jobless and down to his last few dollars, but he still dreams of making a positive difference of his own. He has no family, no friends—save for the freelancer known only as Diomedes—and tonight the apartment they share will burn to the ground.
When Diomedes becomes his mentor in a search for the arsonist responsible,Michael will get the chance to realize his dreams. Joining them is Felix, a wise-cracking "information bounty hunter" who claims that neither the arsonist nor the man Michael idolizes are quite what they appear.
Will Michael find the courage to pass through the flames unscathed, or will the violence that surrounds him incinerate all that he is? Those who search the Moon will be watching...










No Mere Zombie
by Chris Fox
PRICE: $0.99
Fantasy / Paranormal
The sun has wiped out nearly all technology in the largest coronal mass ejection in history. In its wake comes the zombie apocalypse. The dead have risen, and they are hungry.

Yet there are greater threats than the walking dead. The deathless have returned, slumbering in the same Arks that carried the werewolves into the present. If they are not stopped they will build a massive necropolis in the remains of San Francisco, and the entire continent will pay the price.

Only the few werewolves created before the apocalypse stand between humanity and annihilation. Yet they are outnumbered and alone. Their only hope comes from the very enemy that sought to stop their creation, Mohn Corp.



Desert Gold
by Zane Grey
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction / Westerns
A FACE haunted Cameron - a woman’s face. It was there in the white heart of the dying campfire; it hung in the shadows that hovered over the flickering light; it drifted in the darkness beyond. This hour, when the day had closed and the lonely desert night set in with its dead silence, was one in which Cameron’s mind was thronged with memories of a time long past - of a home back in Peoria, of a woman he had wronged and lost, and loved too late. He was a prospector for gold, a hunter of solitude, a lover of the drear, rock-ribbed infinitude, because he wanted to be alone to remember. A sound disturbed Cameron’s reflections. He bent his head listening. A soft wind fanned the paling embers, blew sparks and white ashes and thin smoke away into the enshrouding circle of blackness. His burro did not appear to be moving about. The quiet split to the cry of a coyote. It rose strange, wild, mournful - not the howl of a prowling upland beast baying the campfire or barking at a lonely prospector, but the wail of a wolf, full-voiced, crying out the meaning of the desert and the night...



The Enigma Strain
by Nick Thacker
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction

When a bomb goes off at Yellowstone National Park, threatening the stability of the world's largest active volcano, the reclusive park ranger Harvey "Ben" Bennett is startled to realize that the blast itself wasn't the only threat: the bomb released a virus into the air, and the outbreak is beginning to infect and kill more and more people.
Ben teams up with Juliette Richardson, a driven CDC agent working inside the newly-formed BTR (Biological Threat Research) team, to find the people behind the act of terrorism.
When the attacks get personal, Ben and Julie take it upon themselves to seek out and destroy the threat before it's too late.



Highland Circle of Stones
by Florence Love Karsner
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Caitlin is the latest in a long line of healers and she has been most fortunate to have grown up in the home of an eccentric uncle on the Isle of Skye. Today, however, she finds herself residing in the upper Highlands of Scotland and is about to wed the Highlander, Alex, oldest of the MacKinnon brothers.

The date is set and the time is near. However, not all members of this clan of brothers are happy about this union that is to take place. One of them, Jack, has seen this healer exhibit some unusual magickal powers when in a stressful situation. In fact, he witnessed a soldier and an English Lord as they both became targets of her exceptional powers —and both were destroyed completely. What if she uses these powers and brings danger to the entire family? Can she control them? This brother is not afraid of much, but this woman, tiny though she may be, has him losing sleep wondering what disasters she may bring to all of them. Not only that, but she travels with a wolf — a huge, black wolf that never leaves her side. Should they fear him? And what about her eccentric uncle — he too has performed some feats that have the brothers wondering about him as well.

However, the person who most wants to stop this union is Deirdre, the Highland lass who is convinced that Alex should belong to her. Her devious plan to stop it takes all of them on a harrowing and spine tingling journey that demands they accept many situations they do not understand and cannot prevent.

Alex is determined to wed this lass and believes her to be exactly what he has been waiting for. However, when he discovers her standing in the Circle of Stones, even he finds himself questioning his plans. His mam had always believed only the "called" should enter the circle, but was Caitlin called? What did that really mean?

As for Caitlin, the Circle of Stones calls to her more every day and until she can find out the reason for this, she will continue to visit the circle and Alex finds this disconcerting. But the most frightening event of all is when a member of the clan itself begins to exhibit magickal powers as well. What now?



The Thing Is
by Kathleen Gerard
PRICE: $0.99
Women’s Fiction
Ever since the death of her fiancé, Meredith Mancuso has shrunk from the world. Even with her successful writing career, she's not motivated to work. When her sister, Monica, begs for a favor, Meredith wants nothing more than to say no. But she’s ultimately roped into pet-sitting an orphaned Yorkshire terrier named Prozac.

Blessed with spiritual wisdom and a high IQ, Prozac is an active pet therapy dog. To heal broken-hearted Meredith, he rallies his fan club at Evergreen Gardens, an independent living facility, where he visits each week.

Prozac and the community of resilient older folks challenged by losses of their own propel Meredith, often against her will, back into the land of the living. Meredith learns that most people carry some sort of burden, but it's still possible to find meaning, purpose, and joy—and sometimes, even love—along the way.



Hunted: An Ara Classen Novel
by Lynn Tyler
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
As the first female vampire to make the Paranormal Investigation Unit in Toronto, Arabella Classen has a lot to prove--to her family, her partner, and to herself. When she gets a little too carried away during an interrogation, her superiors question her judgment and reassign Ara and her partner, Fen Blair, to a new case. The new assignment is a punishment for what she did--and who she is.

An unidentified creature is attacking and threatening their city. It's up to Ara, Fen, and a young man assigned to the case, to uncover the beast that is terrorizing the community--while a dangerous and hypnotic mist threatens to overtake them all. But nobody will believe the danger. It's only them against the greatest peril they've ever encountered. The closer they get to uncovering the connection between the creature and the mist, the more they realize they're closer to the enemy than they ever imagined. Going head-to-head against the mist could unleash a war on all of them--a war that began years ago, ending in a painful, horrifying death for all. Can Ara save them all before the gates are unlocked for good?








Mornings in Two Pan
by B K Froman
PRICE: FREE
Contemporary Fiction / Westerns
What if everything you know about your family is only half of the truth?

Every small town has its curiosities and conflicts. For Jiggs Woolsey, the most disturbing mystery is the identity of the buried skull he digs up on his Oregon ranch. Warned not to turn it in, he seeks answers about the five generations of his family who’ve previously worked the acres. His father and the cantankerous old-timers of the fizzled-out community of Two Pan will teach him the hard way that they’re not ready to give up their secrets yet.



Flipped!
by InÉS Saint
PRICE: $0.99
Contemporary Romance
Perfumer Holly Bell has a nose for scents and a head for dreams. A former military brat who longs to put down roots in Spinning Hills, she’s been saving for years to buy a certain ramshackle Craftsman for herself and her young daughter. For once in her life, everything’s going according to plan—until a real estate flipper steals the house out from under her! She can’t afford to outbid him—but she can’t seem to stop thinking about him either...
Dan Amador isn’t back in Spinning Hills to stay. Checking on his brothers and renovating one house in the family tradition will be plenty until it’s time to move on. Yet what seemed easy turns out to be anything but, especially when it comes to the gorgeous single mom who lives next door. Before he knows it, Dan seems to be creating the house of her dreams. He doesn’t believe in the kind of fairy tale ending Holly longs for—but he can’t deny that her stubborn optimism has found its way into his heart…



Steel Maiden
by Kim Richardson
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy
An epic fantasy filled with adventure, intrigue, and romance, perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Graceling and The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

WHEN ELENA STEALS THE MOST valuable jewel in the Empire, she is caught, and the punishment for stealing is death. But just when she’s about to face her maker, the High priest gives her a choice — death or become one of his champions in The Great Race.

Elena is catapulted without warning into the bloodiest race in all the realms, forced to compete with a man she hates while she develops a growing passion for another. She struggles to understand her special skills and her mysterious healing powers that she must keep secret. Within a world built on religious sects and dangerous secrets, she becomes a woman torn between obligation and desire, between a man she supposedly hates and another. As Elena comes to terms with her own secret, she discovers the truth behind the race and must stop the ancient, wicked evil that threatens all living things before it's too late.



Tall Man in Ray-Bans
by Joseph Flynn
PRICE: $0.99
Thrillers & Suspense
Out for a day’s adventure exploring the dry bed of Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, two young boys stumble upon a skeleton. It might be all that remains of a fugitive named Randy Bear Heart. Wanted for robbing three banks and killing three cops, Bear Heart was never brought to justice.

The FBI is called on to determine how the outlaw avoided arrest for twenty-five years and who put him in the lake wearing chains. The BIA — Bureau of Indian Affairs — gets the very same job. Special Agent John Tall Wolf is put on the case because one of the dead cops was a Native American who worked at the Mercy Ridge Reservation.

The FBI wants John to “coordinate all your efforts” through SAC Gilbert Melvin. John is having none of that, saying, “I’ll conduct my investigation as I see fit.” He doesn’t even get along with his own boss, Marlene Flower Moon, head of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services.

While interviewing John for his job, Marlene was amused by his assertiveness, and asked him, “What do you want, a license to take scalps?” John said, “Yeah, that’d be good.”



The Road To Grandeur
by Brandt Trebor
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
Jayde is a 14 year old thief trying to scrape by without the city of Haynis crushing her dreams. She would love to learn more about the world of magic, but Haynis is a city filled with miscreants, cut-purses, and thugs, not Talented individuals. That is, until late one night three men start chasing her with crossbows, and Jayde learns sometimes a little knowledge can be deadly.



RaspBuried Torte
by Lyndsey Cole
PRICE: $0.99
Cozy Mystery
When renovations on an old house in Catfish Cove take a turn for the worse, Annie finds herself at odds with the new detective in town. Again. Not only did Annie find the body, but Detective Christy Crank seems to have a chip on her shoulder that she takes out on Annie.

Rumors of hidden fortunes in the walls of the old house bring out treasure hunters in droves. Could one of them have killed to secure their own fortune? And if so, who was it?

As Annie digs deeper to clear the name of her friend, and Cranky’s top suspect, Danny Davis, she uncovers lies about alibis that only add more suspects to her list. Dreams of wealth make plenty of people look guilty, but who is the real murderer?

Annie knows she has to figure it out with the help of her friends before Danny takes the fall for something he didn’t do. Will she make it in time before the killer comes back to cover their tracks?



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