Literary Gold 6/17/16

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The Way You Look Tonight
by Bella Andre
PRICE: FREE
Contemporary Romance
As a very successful private investigator who has caught most of the cheaters in Seattle with their pants down, Rafe Sullivan believes true, lasting love only happens once in a blue moon. Needing to get away from the city to clear his head, he finds the lake house where he spent the best summers of his life is now a wreck...but the sweet girl next door is all grown up and prettier than anything he's ever seen.

While Brooke Jansen is happy making and selling chocolate truffles in her small Pacific Northwest lake town, she secretly longs to experience something wild. So when her favorite "Wild Sullivan" moves in again next door after more than a decade away, and sparks fly between them, she can't stop wondering if being bad is really as good as it always seemed...and just how long it will be before she can find out.

But when their summer fling quickly spirals into deeper emotions than either of them were expecting, can they survive the heat between them? Or will Rafe make the biggest mistake of his life and end up losing the best thing that's ever happened to him?



The Misbegotten
by Justin DePaoli
PRICE: $0.99
Fantasy
They were supposed to have been hunted to extinction. But sometimes death is a myth.

Astul, assassin by day and purveyor of secrets at night, has agreed to hunt down a king slayer. Somewhat for the money, a little for the ego, and a bit for the adventure... but mostly for the money.

There's just one problem. The king slayer's trail leads to a cache of disturbing secrets involving insane kings, mad queens and kingdoms suddenly poised for a war to end all wars. People seem to be losing their minds. Or rather, forfeiting them.

Something harrowing lingers and lurks in the world of Mizridahl. And only an infamous assassin with a woeful reputation is aware.

Conjurers have returned.



Girls Can't Be Knights
by Lee French
PRICE: $0.99
Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Claire wants her father back. His death left her only memories and an empty locket. After six difficult years in foster care, her vocabulary no longer includes "hope" and "trust". Everything changes dramatically when she encounters Justin, a Spirit Knight restlessly hunting dangerous ghosts that devour the living, rides into her path on his magical horse and takes her under his wing. When an evil spirit threatens Claire's life, she'll need Justin's help to survive.



Murder in the South of France
by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
PRICE: FREE
Mystery & Thriller
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.




My Viking Vampire
by Krystal Shannan
PRICE: FREE
Paranormal Romance
With enemies closing in on her, Bailey Ross has nowhere to run–except into the arms of a sexy stranger, who promises to keep her safe.

But the irresistible and mysterious vampire, Erick Thorson might be a little more than she bargained for. As they begin to grow closer and their chemistry ignites, they realize that their lives are more in jeopardy than ever before. Can Erick live up to his promise of sanctuary in a world of danger and doom?



Three Men on a Plane
by Mavis Cheek
PRICE: $0.99
Literary Fiction
Pamela Pryor is free. Her son has, at last, left home. Her business is thriving… but she’s feeling strangely restless, and there’s the small matter of the missing Mr Right.

There have been three significant men in her life- her ex-husband Peter, Douglas the style guru turned perfect post-divorce romance, and Dean the younger man as wildly handsome as he is completely inappropriate.

All three are suddenly back in Pamela’s life and, as luck and air travel would have it, about to board the same flight.

Pamela felt she was ready for a new man, but not three, not now… and not on one plane.









An Etiquette Guide to the End Times
by Maia Sepp
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction
There aren’t any zombies (yet), but the world is still at the brink of destruction: It’s 2028 and global warming has led to rising oceans, crazy weather, and resource scarcity. On top of that, someone just turned the Internet off. Seeing as how it’s humanity’s last chance to turn things around manners are, understandably, a bit frayed.

Bookish etiquette buff Olive O’Malley is busy microfarming her urban property and minding her own business (and her chickens) when the government comes calling. Their goal is to push the populace towards carbon-neutrality while keeping kvetching to a minimum, and they come with a proposal: transition Olive’s popular etiquette column to a radio show for the masses, and they’ll help Olive find her grandfather, who’s gone missing.

Olive doesn’t trust the hipster government officials who try to bribe her with delicious-but-probably-a-little-evil chocolate pastries, and declines their offer. (Politely, of course.) But they won't take no for an answer, and soon Olive is knee-deep in turmoil, eco-terrorism, and missing chickens. Now she has to untangle herself from their demands and figure out how to make sure her family (and her poultry) are safe before it’s too late.



Love for Scale
by Michaela Greene
PRICE: FREE
Chick Lit
Twenty-seven-year-old Rachel Stern is in a rut. Despite her mother’s best efforts, she is still single. At two-hundred and forty-two pounds, she still lives at home, the victim of a constantly-cooking Jewish mother whose force-feeding techniques have become legendary.

As if that isn’t bad enough, Rachel’s Friday and Saturday evenings are spent with her parents and her Saturday mornings consist of wedding gown shopping with her also single best friend. She is clearly going nowhere. But at least she’s not alone. Until her best friend snags a boyfriend.

Finally, unable to stand herself and her weight problem anymore, Rachel signs up for Weight Watchers.

Finnegan Schwartz, a young man who has already been successful at the Weight Watchers program, having lost a hundred pounds, champions Rachel and becomes her impromptu weight loss coach and newest friend. Rachel soon learns there’s so much more to this funny and shy guy who she’d overlooked before.

Amid her mother’s overzealous attempts to fix her up, bizarre family dinners and crises that threaten to unravel the entire Stern family, will Rachel be able to find something she’s never thought was hers for the taking: self-acceptance?



A Dose of Death
by Gin Jones
PRICE: FREE
Cozy Mystery
As the former governor's wife, Helen Binney is used to being in charge. So when illness and two pushy nieces force her to take on a visiting nurse, Helen uses every trick in the book to slip away from the annoying woman. Only someone must have disliked the nurse even more than Helen, because the woman's dead body shows up the next day in Helen's yard! Now it's up to Helen to prove that not only is she perfectly capable of taking care of herself, she's also perfectly capable of solving one cold-blooded murder. Between the nurse's shady past, an elusive "Remote Control Burglar," and an unlikely partnership with a handsome lawyer, Helen finds herself being drawn into the killer's carefully crafted web. The only question is, can Helen survive a little dose of death?



Hat Dance
by Carmen Amato
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
Your partner once vowed to destroy you. Your new lieutenant is a drunk. Your lover might leave Acapulco.
And then the restaurant you just left blows up.
That's the situation for Detective Emilia Cruz in HAT DANCE, the second book in the sensational police procedural series taking the mystery scene by storm. Terrified by her nightmares of the restaurant fire and shaken by norteamericano hotel manager Kurt Rucker's possible move, Emilia must catch a violent firebomber and find a missing girl before the iconic beach city is destroyed.
Neither investigation is easy, because the influence and impact of Mexico's drug war is everywhere, just like the salt breeze coming off the ocean. Emilia's police work is soon hijacked by savage political rivalries, a corrupt Vice cop, and a woman in prison who knows more than she'll say.
As Acapulco screams for an end to the flames, the arsonist evades Emilia's sting operation. Meanwhile, the missing girl's trail leads to Acapulco's famous lucha libre fighters.
Inside the coliseum, the heat of both investigations ignites into an inferno. If Emilia's only chance to survive is to dance with the devil, will she take it?
Would you?



The Cowboy's Lady
by Debbie Macomber
PRICE: $0.99
Contemporary Fiction
Fresh off a breakup, Taylor Manning accepts a yearlong teaching position in Cougar Point, Montana, and plans to focus on herself, avoid men, and return home a changed woman. That’s before she meets Russ Palmer, a local rancher who’s as stubborn as he is handsome. With his old-fashioned attitudes about women, Russ is the last man Taylor could imagine dating, and the feeling seems to be mutual. So why can’t she seem to get him off her mind?
Russ is raising his teenage sister all by his lonesome, and he doesn’t appreciate Cougar Point’s pretty new teacher second-guessing his decisions as a surrogate parent. In fact, every time they cross paths, Taylor seems to have a bone to pick. But no matter how much they disagree, their chemistry is off the charts. And if Taylor would stop arguing long enough to notice, Russ will give her a very good reason to stick around.



Rhuna, Keeper of Wisdom
by Barbara Underwood
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Have you ever wondered who built the pyramids or the eerie statues on Easter Island - and how they were made?
Maybe they were made with superhuman powers - or magic - by a highly advanced civilization like Atlantis!
And maybe there was a young girl named Rhuna who finds out that she has these powers, and that she is the only one with special magic to defeat the Dark Master who has brought evil and chaos to her idyllic utopian civilization.








Relic
by Jonathan Brookes
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction / Thriller
Relic is a fast paced science fiction thriller that explores the possibility of resurrecting and weaponizing an extinct species (Neanderthals). Imagine a scenario in which some rogue, black-ops faction of the military attempts to clone Neanderthals in order to create a superior soldier. This rogue military group, working with a military contractor, inadvertently unleash a past that should have remained extinct. The intriguing storyline shares some fascinating anthropological and biological insights and explores the social and moral issues of such a project, as well as worst case scenarios of a covert military project gone awry.

Warfare has entered a new era. The cold war is long over. Battleships, bombers, and tanks, the big iron of twentieth century military might, have taken a back seat to unmanned drones, IEDs, and suicide bombers. Fueled by cutting edge biotechnology, in a world where Dr. Strangelove politics and Jurassic Park science collide, the military embarks on a desperate project to seek out and destroy enemy combatants on their home turf.

Disturbingly close to the truth, Relic describes a world in which human soldiers are replaced with something much deadlier, and much more uncontrollable, with consequences that could spell the end of humanity as we know it.



The First Lie
by Virginia King
PRICE: $0.99
Fantasy
When Selkie Moon flees Sydney to start over in Hawaii it’s to live life on her own terms. But Life has other plans.

Though she tries to dismiss the warning as just another nightmare, it soon becomes apparent that someone, or something, is stalking her. Attacked by frightening visions and mysterious compulsions, she must piece together the fragmented clues before time runs out.

Virginia King effortlessly blends funky creativity and deep spirituality – with a dash of Celtic folklore – to craft a story of one woman’s fight for truth, and her discovery that the lies we tell ourselves are the most dangerous of all.



Seas of a Dark Storm
by Amber Silvia
PRICE: FREE
Action & Adventure
A witty, too nosy for her own good, emotionally disheveled journalist returns to her coastal hometown of Teerwood, Maine in search of a fresh start. Faced with the task of debunking the town’s hundred-year-old mysteries, Analise Baxter soon finds that she has bitten off more than she can chew. With rumors of a dangerous, lurking society running the three islands off the mainland, Ana sets her heart on either uncovering the whispered secrets or debunking the town gossip. The spunky journalist is reluctantly joined by a few; two uneasy childhood friends at the Teerwood Police Department, a quirky sailor, the town’s cranky lumberjack, and Ana’s late mother’s oldest confidantes.  



Mimi Plus Two
by Whitney Dineen
PRICE: $0.99
Humor & Satire
Things couldn't be better! Until her wedding, that is, when everyone toasts to her perfect life.

Not one to tempt the fates, Mimi is sure her loved ones are jinxing her future happiness. Enter pregnancy drama, aristocratic in-laws and catastrophic postpartum depression. Mimi’s journey is hilarious, heart-warming and borderline insane. Hormonal hell leaves her questioning her husband’s origins, prepping for the end of the world and wondering if her sanity will ever return.

This book is for every woman who understands that love, laughter and tears are the very foundation of being a wife, mother and daughter-in-law. 



American Gypsy Girl
by Mary Zinda
PRICE: FREE
Contemporary Fiction
The future looks bleak for the baby girl asleep on top of her father's boxer shorts in the laundry basket, but she doesn't seem to notice. At the moment, Charlene Rae Bucher is blissfully unaware that she will spend her formative years living inside an aluminum camper with a disinterested, dope-smoking father and a vacant, vodka-loving mother. Her extended family will consist of a bunch of equally uninspired adults who park their campers alongside the Buchers. She is truly an unlucky baby.

But babies grow up, and the teenage Farrah Fawcett wannabe stuffs her bra and learns what she can about life within the chain-link fence of Creek's Edge Campground. A lesson learned inside a rubber tractor tire forces Charlene to grow up quickly--even when no one else around her will. With the help of the retired Methodist minister on site 11A and some eccentric people she meets outside Creek's Edge, Charlene begins to see that there's more to life than getting the high score on Donkey Kong. Traveling through a maze of misunderstandings, chance meetings, and new discoveries, eighteen year-old Charlene begins to build a life of her own that isn't on wheels.



Masquerade: VAMPYR
by K M McFarland
PRICE: $0.99
Paranormal Romance
Randi Brooks is back in town, and she only has eyes for one hot ageless vampire, Quinn Forrester. Quinn has his hands full as the owner of all three vampire bars in New Orleans and hires the attractive young mortal as his personal assistant. As Quinn and Randi grow closer, the successful entrepreneur also must deal with his unique blended household: a vampire daughter, a mortal daughter who sees dead people, a spiritually connected vampire ex-girlfriend who is her mentor, and a deceased ex-wife that just won’t stay dead. Is his mansion big enough? Being undead can get complicated.



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