Literary Gold 6/21/16

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The Love I Want to Be In
by MJ Fredrick
PRICE: FREE
Contemporary Romance
A new series from the author of Bluestone Homecoming and Waltz Back to Texas, the story of two sisters and their best friend finding their happily-ever-afters on the Texas coast.

Single mother Brioney Mayburn has learned about responsibility the hard way, working as a maid in the motel in the small beach town of Avalon Island, Texas and looking after her younger brother. Local jack-of-all-trades Blue Maddox was her sister's high school boyfriend, but stayed behind when she went off to college. He's now drawn to Brioney, admiring her drive, her determination to give her daughter the best life she can. But will Brioney look past his beach-bum facade to see who he really is?



A Witching Well of Magic
by Constance Barker
PRICE: $0.99
Cozy Mystery
Bailey Robinson is testing her new powers as a witch, with much chagrin. Being witchy isn't all it's cracked up to be, and now the new mysterious owner of the Seven Caves has arrived. He's handsome with a devil may care attitude that is both intriguing and yet off putting at the same time. And when an artifact from the Caves goes missing, Bailey and the new owner find themselves on a dangerous quest to find the item that may hold the secret to the Caves.
Find out what happens when Bailey discovers the new owner has secrets of his own along with a violent and heartbreaking past.



FEAR DREAMS
by J A Schneider
PRICE: $0.99
Psychological Thriller
Liddy Barron, an artist, was injured in a hit-and-run accident that left her with recurring nightmares, partial amnesia, and an increasing obsession in the disappearance of a coed named Sasha Perry. Was Sasha murdered? Insecure and nervous, Liddy's turmoil grows as she begins seeing ghostly images. Her husband Paul tries to help but suspects it's just her imagination...while intuitive Detective Kerri Blasco, also obsessed with young Sasha's disappearance, senses that Liddy may have a key to solving the case, and tries to unravel the shocking truth of what really haunts her.



The Crossing Hour
by Quoleena Sbrocca
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
In this author's debut novel, time travel is a naturally occurring phenomenon. Every four and five years, invisible, time travel doorways open and close. Any person or creature caught within the magnetic, gravitational pull awakens incoherently to a future world.

Leigh, a psychology doctorate graduate, awaits the latest event. One traveler arrives: a 28-year-old runaway slave named Harriet, who flees before Leigh can make contact. With the aid of her brother, Stan, an FBI agent in D.C., Leigh begins a desperate search for the 19th century traveler.

When John, a young, mysterious man arrives from rural Pennsylvania, Leigh and Stan work to uncover the truth of his story. All the while, Leigh knows she must find a way to convince Harriet to return to her past, or else history will be forever changed. Struggling to balance her duty to Harriet and the past with the actions of the peculiar gentleman, John, Leigh finds herself buried in a world of secrets that slowly unravel to the end.




The Girl with the Scar
by William Stadler
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Inexplicable seizures have plagued 15 year-old Genevieve Solace her entire life - seizures so violent that she's left unconscious for days at a time.

News of the king's Raiders tell stories of vicious murders where women are slain, children are orphaned, and entire towns have been leveled to ashes, all in search for the Girl with the Scar.

As autumn ends and the cold of winter sets in, Genevieve fears that the raids are growing near. She can only pray to the gods that the Raiders will never find her. But fate, as it seems, is rarely ever so kind.



Match Me If You Can
by Michele Gorman
PRICE: $0.99
Chick Lit

Would you trade in your ex for the chance to find the perfect upgrade?


Catherine's ex-husband and business partner drops a bombshell over their Chardonnay. He’s getting remarried. Catherine has bras that are older than his girlfriend and now he’s selling his half of their romantic recycling business to the girl. Worse, she thinks she’s going to run Catherine’s beloved company.

Meanwhile, Rachel’s biggest romantic mistake sits next to her at work. They’re friends again after the relationship went disastrously wrong, but they’re pitted against each other to win their firm’s biggest architecture project. So when she joins Catherine’s website, RecycLove.com, where everyone recycles an ex for the chance of an upgrade, she knows just who she’s going to trade in.

And Sarah can’t be bothered tottering around in painful shoes for another pointless date. Staying home is easier, if a bit lonely sometimes. Besides, her family circumstances don’t leave a lot of free time. She reluctantly joins Catherine’s dating site with Rachel, but as a minor makeover turns into a complete overhaul, will her newfound popularity be worth the sacrifices she’s making?










Triumph
by Lizze Harwood
PRICE: $0.99
Women’s Fiction
In these collected stories, meet some nice and some not-so-nice female heroines. Will they triumph over the obstacles they face? Or unravel completely? Although these stories may be set in India, New Zealand, Paris, Canada or Rome, it's the trip to the interior landscapes of these plucky heroines that readers of Triumph enjoy.



Live from the Road
by P C Zick
PRICE: FREE
Women’s Fiction
When Meg asks her best friend if life is just about divorce and death, she knows she’s almost hit bottom. But before she drowns in her beer, an idea leaps onto the bar, attaching itself to Meg and Sally, throwing them in a van with their grown daughters. Route 66, from start to end, awaits them.

In this fiction travel book, visit Buddy Guy’s Legends nightclub, Springfield, Illinois, St. Louis and more as Route 66 history and magical realism touch the lives of these four women.

A spiritual guide visits Meg in a Tucumcari laundromat and an eagle totem serves as a symbol of hope, helping the women overcome tragedies, from young love heartbreak, deceptions, divorce, and suicide.

You’ll find the best places to visit out west along the Mother Road. And you’ll fall in love with Meg, Sally, CC, and Ramona, along with their caravan of lost souls on a journey that comes to you live from the road.



Life II
by Scott Spotson
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction
Upon discovering a 1958 book titled "Account of Time Travel on Earth Using Wave Theory," 42-year-old Max Thorning's life is thrown into chaos. Seeking answers to the book's cryptic clues, he discovers Dr. Time, a seemingly benign alien who has control of the Time Weaver, a remarkable device that can command any scene from the Earth's past. Dr. Time offers him a choice to go back into Time, to any point in his lifespan that he can vividly recall. The catch: he can only bring his memories, and can only live the future one day at a time. Follow Max's dilemma as he goes back to his 16-year-old self and tries to forge his destiny into a new one called Life II.



The Lanvin Murders
by Angela M Sanders
PRICE: FREE
Mystery
All Portland vintage clothing store owner Joanna Hayworth wants to do is turn her back on the modern world and retreat into a carefully curated life of satin cocktail gowns, icy martinis, and old movies.

But when Joanna finds a key in a 1930s Lanvin coat cast off by an ex-showgirl, everything changes. The elderly woman turns up dead, and Joanna is pulled into a long-ago drama of back room deals, blackmail, and lost love. She must find a very real—and present day—killer before she becomes his next victim.



An Average Curse: A Tale of Friendship and Magick
by Rue
PRICE: $0.99
Teen & Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy
On an island hidden from the rest of the world, Flynn Hawthorn, the ninth daughter of the ninth daughter, lives under a curse.

Her birth fulfills an ancient prophecy. She is destined to inherit the wand of the High Priestess and save her people by reuniting the separated halves of The Book of Shadow and Light.

But in a land filled with magick, Flynn is forced to live her life as a Watcher--born into magick, but unable to wield it.

As the threat from the Shadow Coven of Southeil grows, Flynn must pretend--with the help of her best friend, Hazel--that she actually has magick. Hazel would do anything for Flynn, but the game they are playing may cost them their lives...



To Swallow the Earth
by Ransom Wilcox & Karl Beckstrand
PRICE: $0.99
Teen & Young Adult
What if you came home after a journey and your family was no longer there? What if someone else was living in your house, running what you used to manage—and trying to kill you?

Wade Forester must stay in the shadows because, it seems, everyone has reason to shoot him. His father has disappeared, and his sister won’t speak a word to anyone. Beautiful Patricia Laughlin is searching for her family as well. Few people gain her trust or approval, though powerful landowner Bridger Calhoun just might be the man to do it.

After a clash throws them to opposite sides, Wade must decide if risking his life to help Patricia is worth the trouble. Bridger must win Patricia’s heart, and Patricia must learn which killer to trust with her life.

Set in Nevada’s historic silver rush, and reminiscent of Crichton, Grey, and L’Amour, the writing comes from intimate knowledge of the era and area. Having lived off the land, Wilcox depended on his wit, grit, and strength—and that of his animals—for survival, just as these characters do. Wilcox and Beckstrand weave authentic detail and care for the terrain and its creatures into a mystery that will make your heart pound and fill your lungs with the “rarefied air” of the old Sierra Nevada Mountains.








Prince Charming
by Sara Celi
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Contemporary Romance
What happens when the high school geek and the prom queen find out they have more in common than just schoolwork?

Senior class overachiever Geoff Miller thought he had it all figured out. All he needed to do was make it through the next six months, graduate, and get on with his life. College at the University of Virginia beckoned him—and he just wanted to put the last horrible four years at Heritage High School in the “done” folder. But Geoff hadn’t counted on one important thing: beautiful, magnetic Laine Phillips.

For years, Geoff crushed on Laine from afar. He didn’t think she even knew he existed. In fact, his obsession seemed to him like a distraction from an unhappy life in a snobby, Greater Cincinnati suburb. Until the day everything changed. And when it did, this unlikely Prince Charming got a chance to make his move on Laine.



Elizabeth: The Golden Age
by Tasha Alexander
PRICE: $0.99
Historical Fiction
The reign of Queen Elizabeth I was a time of war, passion, and spectacular achievement. Elizabeth: The Golden Age finds Elizabeth facing bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Growing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late sixteenth-century Europe, Elizabeth faces an open challenge from the Spanish King Philip II, who is determined to restore England to Catholicism with his powerful army and dominating armada.
Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability: her love for the seafarer Sir Walter Raleigh. But he remains forbidden for a queen who has sworn body and soul to her country.
Yet as she charts her course abroad, treachery is the rot behind the glittering royal throne. Her most trusted adviser uncovers an assassination plot that could topple the throne, and the traitors may even include Elizabeth's own cousin Mary Stuart.
Based on the sequel to the Academy Award®-winning Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age tells the thrilling tale of an era—the story of one woman's crusade to control love, crush enemies, and secure her position as a beloved icon of the Western world.



Lucky Number Six
by T J Loveless
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy / Humor
In New Orleans something with a weird sense of humor is stranding mythical creatures in Dr. Tiffany Crews’s courtyard.

Renowned psychiatrist, klutz, and Arkansas hillbilly with her feet firmly rooted in reality, Tiffany isn’t quite ready for a one hundred twenty pound fairy godmother sporting dragonfly wings, nor a unicorn to come waltzing into her life. Especially when the unicorn starts talking and farting rainbows and her new fairy godmother insists she’s been sent because happily-single Tiffany made a wish to find her one true love.

Every attempt for Tiffany and her roommate and friends to shove these mythical charges back to the place where they belong ends in hijinks and compromising situations. Never one to give up on a tricky problem, nor her grip on sanity, Tiffany decides she needs to fit the two myths into reality and Mardi Gras is just the time to start.

But if only it was that easy.



Running in the Dark
by Inger Iversen
PRICE: $0.99
Paranormal Romance
Known as Trace to his enemies and friends,
this lethal Dhampir leaves no trace of his victims behind.

The life of deadly Russian slayer, Trace, has always revolved around death and preventing humankind from learning about the legendary creatures of the night. But now his position as a Watcher has become a prison, and dealing death for the Nation isn’t as prestigious as he once believed it to be.
College dropout Bessina Darrow has witnessed things she isn’t permitted to see, a simple case of wrong place at the wrong time puts her life in danger. When Bessina becomes his new mark, Trace is prepared to eliminate her—until he discovers a way out for them both.
Protecting Bessina means defying the leaders of the Nation, an act that has them both running for their lives. The more Trace fights to disappear from danger, the more he unravels the secrets surrounding his world of lore—secrets he must unveil to finally save a life, instead of destroy it.



Regarding Anna
by Florence Osmund
PRICE: FREE
Contemporary Fiction
Things that happen to you in the past can mold you into someone you’re not.

After recovering from the shock of her parents perishing in a tragic accident, Grace Lindroth discovers clues in their attic that cause her to believe the people she called Mom and Dad her whole life may not have been her real parents.

In her search for the truth, Grace encounters people whose actions cause her to be distrustful of just about everyone, making her mission that much more difficult but heightening her determination to uncover what she believes is essential for her to go on with her life.



Mercy Watts Box Set (Books 1-3, plus a Mercy Watts short)
by A W Hartoin
PRICE: $0.99
Cozy Mystery
This box set includes the first three books of the Mercy Watts Mysteries series and the Mercy Watts Short, Coke with a Twist.

Coke with a Twist (A Mercy Watts Short)
Mercy Watts' P.I. father ropes her into another investigation, this time to find the truth behind a young woman's attack. The case takes her from a dive bar to sorority row to the gutter, and unless she solves it fast, the case will be her last.

A Good Man Gone (Mercy Watts Mysteries Book 1)
It’s summer in St. Louis and Mercy Watts is on vacation from her parents. The great detective and his nosy wife are on a cruise and Mercy thinks she’s off the hook for doing any investigating for them. But when a family friend has a fatal heart attack, Dad has one of his famous feelings and orders Mercy to look into it. Mercy tries not to get sucked in. She really does, but she’s her father’s daughter. Soon Gavin’s death leads to a more grisly one, the death of a bride on her wedding day. Can the two be connected? Was Gavin murdered? Now Mercy can’t stop. You do for family. That’s all there is to it.

Diver Down (Mercy Watts Mysteries Book 2)
A sunny place for shady people.
Vacations can be murder, especially when you’re Mercy Watts. She’s trying to get away from it all, including her godmother’s lawsuit and a certain situation with the mafia. So she heads to Roatan, Honduras, a place known for scuba diving and lawlessness. Mercy’s on the island less than twenty-four hours when she discovers that she hasn’t gotten away from anything. Her problems hitched a ride and increased tenfold. The deeper she dives, the more dangerous her vacation becomes. She must stop a murder or she’ll be the next on the hit list.

Double Black Diamond (Mercy Watts Mysteries Book 3)
Commit a crime. Save a child.
Mercy Watts is off to Colorado for a ski trip with her boyfriend and his parents. She thinks her biggest problem will be pretending to be a normal girlfriend. A girlfriend that doesn’t know how to pick locks and absolutely never gets her face on the national news. But a desperate friend asks a favor that cannot be refused. Mercy figures she can fit it in between trips up the lift and dips in the hot tub. Simple, right? Not quite. Before she has a chance to do much of anything a brutal crime is committed and Mercy becomes a suspect. Before she knows it she’s saddled with a pint-sized partner, a stalker, and a ticking clock. All she has to do is solve a crime in order to commit a crime. A child’s life hangs in the balance. No pressure.



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