Literary Gold 6/23/16

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Band of Bachelors: Lucas
by Sharon Hamilton
PRICE: FREE
Romance
Special Operator Lucas Shipley thought his living arrangement was temporary, since getting booted from the house by his wife. He sleeps on a couch in the apartment with four other divorced Navy SEALs, thinking he’ll get the call to come home any day. He ignores the not-so-helpful advice his buddies are giving him about marriage, women and romance. Until he gets served with divorce papers.

Realtor Marcy Gelland is hired by Lucas’ soon-to-be ex-wife to liquidate all their real estate holdings and help her orchestrate a speedy departure from Lucas’ life. Based on what the hot-headed SEAL wife has told her, Marcy understands Lucas deserves every ounce of pain coming his way.

But when Marcy and Lucas are left alone together in a remote Northern California woods, they ignite a personal bonfire that threatens to burn down the whole forest. Marcy is forced to see she is wrong about Lucas.

Amidst the backdrop of hardened bachelor SEALs with their unsolicited, anti-long-term relationship advice, and a terrorist training camp operating nearby, Lucas must do what he’s always done: be the hero and save the day. But will it be in time to save Marcy?



The Heartbeat Thief
by AJ Krafton
PRICE: $0.99
Literature & Fiction / Fantasy
Haunted by a crushing fear of death, a young Victorian woman discovers the secret of eternal youth--she must surrender her life to attain it, and steal heartbeats to keep it.

In 1860 Surrey, a young woman has only one occupation: to marry. Senza Fyne is beautiful, intelligent, and lacks neither wealth nor connections. Finding a husband shouldn't be difficult, not when she has her entire life before her. But it's not life that preoccupies her thoughts. It's death--and that shadowy spectre haunts her every step.

So does Mr. Knell. Heart-thumpingly attractive, obviously eligible--he'd be her perfect match if only he wasn't so macabre. All his talk about death, all that teasing about knowing how to avoid it...

When her mother arranges a courtship with another man, Senza is desperate for escape from a dull prescripted destiny. Impulsively, she takes Knell up on his offer. He casts a spell that frees her from the cruelty of time and the threat of death--but at a steep price. In order to maintain eternal youth, she must feed on the heartbeats of others.

From the posh London season to the back alleys of Whitechapel, across the Channel, across the Pond, across the seas of Time...

How far will Senza Fyne go to avoid Death?



Donbridge: The Ring of Lazarus
by RD Vincent
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Paranormal
The fabled Town of Donbridge holds the key to a family’s folklore and 200 year history as told by a grandmother to her grandchildren. The first in the series, The Ring of Lazarus, tells the tale of a young girl found dead outside the fabled town. Grief stricken, her mother with lost hope places a powerful silver ring upon her deceased daughter’s finger knowing the family heirloom has given unnatural long life to every woman bearer in the family. Waiting for a miracle, all hope is faded in silence as the rings power seems to be lost. Heartbroken, the girl’s parents bury their child, but with all tales of Donbridge not everything is as it seems.



The Philosophical Detective
by Bruce Hartman
PRICE: $0.99
Literature & Fiction
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967. Nick Martin has just started graduate school when he’s dragooned into serving as the driver, guide and confidant of a blind poet by the name of Jorge Luis Borges. Together they must address an extraordinary series of crimes and the equally baffling conundrums of literature and philosophy, including Zeno’s paradoxes, the mind/body problem, and the mysteries of destiny, personal identity and artistic creation. Nick plays the parts of Watson, Sancho Panza, Dante and Stephen Daedalus, and before the story ends he hears the last tale of Scheherazade and finds the love of his life. Forty-five years later, struggling with pain and grief, he looks back with wonder at the magical year when he wandered into the labyrinth and took his first steps to self-understanding.

Lighthearted but deeply serious, The Philosophical Detective is a unique journey into the visionary world of a genius.



Human Again
by Moran Chaim
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction
What would you do if you wake up in the future and be asked to join a war?

Roy, an Israeli soldier awakens after being cryo-frozen for 300 years. He finds himself in an underground shelter-city that protects him from the unbearable climate above. He’s alone and has no idea why he was defrosted and what happened.

Now, he'll have to find his place in the city – his haven and prison, while fighting off an invasion attempt by a vicious radical group.



Caelen's Wife - The Complete Collection
by Suzan Tisdale
PRICE: $0.99
Historical Romance
Rumor has it the water on Clan McPherson lands is magical….

Clan McPherson has known peace amongst their neighboring clans for more than one hundred years. That peace is threatened when Fiona McPherson is made chief after the death of her husband.
Known more for her fighting skills than her beauty, Fiona refuses the multiple proposals of marriage that begin to seemingly arise from nowhere. She may be the chief of her clan, but she’s still a woman. It isn’t Fiona they want, but her land and she’s willing to fight to the death to keep it.

Rumor has it Caelen McDunnah has lost his mind…

Caelen McDunnah, the chief of Clan McDunnah, has no desire to remarry. He’s perfectly content to still mourn the loss of his first wife and babe, even if it has been sixteen years. Until he meets the beautiful and feisty Fiona McPherson.
Known to start a fight out of sheer boredom or madness — no one is ever truly sure which — Caelen suddenly finds himself in the middle of battles he has no desire to fight, but fight them he will if it means he can have Fiona McPherson as his own.

There is always a wee bit of truth in every rumor.










To Catch A Spinster
by Megan Bryce
PRICE: FREE
Historical Romance
Olivia Blakesley, self-proclaimed spinster extraordinaire, is quite happy with her life. She has her studies and her duties, what need does she have of a husband? With five sisters married she knows the reality does not live up to the promise, and does not need to personally experiment with the state to know she would be ill-suited to it. However, she finds herself envious of at least one aspect of marriage. But to experience the physical side of marriage, one doesn't need a husband, all one needs is the right man...

Nathaniel Jenkins knows his duty. Marry a young girl from a respectable family and father an heir, no matter how cold the endless parade of suitable girls leaves him. But a shocking proposal from a scholarly spinster leaves him wondering if unsuitable is just what he's looking for. Can he convince his spinster that marriage is the greatest experiment of all?



FEARLESS
by Tawdra Kandle
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
Tasmyn Vaughn didn't expect much when her dad's job moved them to a small town in Florida; it was just another new school. But King is a town founded by magic and steeped in mystery, and soon Tasmyn's ability to hear others' thoughts is the least of her worries.

There's Ms. Lacusta, the science teacher who just might be teaching more than chemistry, and then there's Nell Massler, the ultimate mean girl whose extracurricular activities include blood rituals. And she wants Tasmyn's blood next.

Entangled in a web of first love, quirky and secretive townsfolk, magic and blood spells, she discovers the town's secrets aren't just bizarre, they're deadly.



Hidden
by Megg Jensen
PRICE: FREE
Fantasy
The mystery enshrouding Hutton’s Bridge is as impenetrable as the fog that descended at its borders eighty years ago. Each year, three villagers enter the mist searching for answers. No one ever returns.

Then a dragon falls from the sky to the town square, dead—the first glimpse of an outside world that has become nothing more than a fairy tale to Hutton’s Bridge. Except to Tressa.

Tressa grew up with Granna’s stories of the days before the fog fell. When Granna dies, leaving Tressa without any family, Tressa ventures into the fog herself, vowing to unravel the foul magic holding Hutton’s Bridge captive.

What she discovers beyond the fog endangers the lives of everyone she loves.



The Sons of Animus Letum
by Andrew Whittle
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
The religions of earth have lied to us. The afterlife is not bliss. The afterlife is a tornado of war-craft, bloodshed, and perfidy. There is no Heaven. There is no Hell. There is only Animus Letum.

Beyond the scythe – on the grandest stage of moral war – light and dark are tangled. Serpents slither, dragons stalk, and by no fault of her own, a pregnant Queen has earned their ire. As the dark hands of Animus Letum start to churn fear into hate, the King of the afterlife must make a devastating choice: send his pregnant wife back to the earth realm or risk the destruction of his entire bloodline. What follows is an epic journey in which the realms of earth and Animus Letum begin to trade blows, each fighting for their cause, each trying to steer the destiny of the sons of Animus Letum.



Bruja
by Aileen Erin
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Paranormal
Claudia de Santos has always looked out for every witch but herself. She fought from the shadows as her coven turned dark, and with a little help from her half-witch/half-Alpha werewolf cousin, Teresa McCaide, Claudia is doing everything she can to keeper friends and family in the light.

Now the coven has splintered into two factions: Luciana’s army of witches wielding dark magic, and Claudia’s few stragglers who fight with the wolves. War is coming, and it won’t be much of a battle if Claudia can’t find the spells to counteract Luciana’s demonic power. But Luciana strikes before they’re prepared, and Claudia’s twin brother pays the price. Suddenly, going to Peru in search of ancient Incan magic doesn’t seem so crazy.

Fighting evil will require a pure spirit, but her quest is full of temptations, including a handsome Peruvian guide with secrets of his own. Finding love is the last thing on Claudia’s ever-growing to-do list, but sometimes what you need has a way of seeking you out.



Mangled Hearts
by Felicia Tatum
PRICE: FREE
Contemporary Romance
Francesca and Cade
Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all?
Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person--the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact?
Cade Kelling doesn’t take life seriously. He’s reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever?
And the most important question….
Can these mangled hearts be mended?








Garrett & Sunny
by Peter Butler
PRICE: $0.99
Literature & Fiction
When Garrett wakes to find a massive red handbag on his dresser and a pair of pretty pink panties on his bedroom floor, you'd think he'd be a happy man. But he's not - It seems the past twelve hours have been totally erased from his memory and rather than basking in the glow of a success he's more worried about who belongs to the items, what actually happened last night, and a million other things he can't quite remember to know if he should be worried about.. His attempts at answering those questions only add dreadfully to his problems.

And so begins the frustrating, funny, charming and highly flirtatious story of Garrett and Sunny. It's a "Howlarious Romp..." says one Amazon reader. It is also a story of love; not only of the beautiful but slightly nutty owner of the underwear, Sunny - but also of an ageing grandmother, and of a best mate called Truf. It's also a story about a nine-year-old boy who knows more about surviving in this harsh world than three grown men. Plus, an ancient Australian aboriginal man who is living in a time-warp, and has no idea of his true value.

Garrett and Sunny is a story of lust and adventure set in both England and the faraway Australian outback - a place where Englishmen like Garrett have a long history of coming to grief.
Before he realizes, Garrett is in over his head in more ways than he can count, and the events of the next few weeks of his life will either determine his future - or end it.
Garrett & Sunny is a combination of adult humor and witty romance with an Australian Outback adventure as well. If you enjoy flirting with love you are going to enjoy this sexy funny adult romance.



What Hurts the Most
by Willow Rose
PRICE: FREE
Thrillers & Suspense
Am I pretty?

Imagine being asked that question standing face to face with a killer. What would you answer?
While her life is going from bad to worse, journalist Mary Mills receives a phone call from her father telling her that her brother has been arrested for murder. Mary decides to go back to her hometown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, which she left twenty years back and has never visited since.

Working with her old friends from the 7th Street Crew, she tracks down the most disturbing and surprising killer this town has ever faced before a shocking conclusion turns everything upside down for them.

Determined to solve the murder and to have her brother acquitted, Mary is forced to face demons from her past she never thought she would have to again.



Moon Dark
by Patricia Barletta
PRICE: $0.99
Historical Romance
Lady Sabrina Dunfield is desperate. Widowed and destitute, she must rely on the dubious benevolence of her secretive uncle, an art collector living in Venice. Determined to make her way and provide for her young son, Sabrina is forced to take on clandestine and dangerous errands for her tyrannical relative. But when a mysterious shadow man saves her from an assassin’s blade, she knows she must do everything in her power to keep her son safe.

Alessandro D’Este, Prince of Auriano, is cursed. Doomed to live a life half in shadow, he is determined to free himself and his family from the evil that stalks them. When Alessandro saves the English woman’s life, he is captivated by her beauty and shocked at her ability to touch him in his shadowy form.

When Sabrina meets Alessandro in his human form, heady attraction sparks between them. She has no idea he is her shadowy savior, and she wonders what her life might be like with this charismatic man. Alessandro has never met a woman who affects him this way. Although life has taught him to trust only family, Sabrina might be the key that could deliver him from the diabolical darkness.



Preacher's Corner
by Bruce G Bennett
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction / Westerns
A stagecoach has arrived. The door opens and you find a man holding a book. That book is called “Preachers Corner: Gunfighter of the West Book 1,” and the owner tells you this is the latest western bestseller from Bruce G. Bennett. You are stuck in Cheyenne for the day—you sit down and you start to read.

Why is railroad magnate, Leonard Green, suddenly so interested in sleepy little Preacher’s Corner? Find out in this action packed story about the Wild West when it was really wild. Are Apaches behind burning out and murdering settlers or is some insidious plot afoot? It’s going to take cavalry Major Gabriel Torrent and a host of colloquial characters to figure out the puzzle. Throw in renegade Apaches and you have a great mix of Americana reminiscent of Zane Grey. Be there when the moment of truth is revealed in Preachers Corner.



Yellow Ribbon
by Mike Faricy
PRICE: $0.99
Mystery
The city’s laziest Private Investigator, Dev Haskell, agrees to help out his friend Isabella and babysit her two young daughters. But he’s on the job for little more than an hour before he’s assaulted and the girls are kidnapped by Carlos O’Kelly, along with Dev’s Sig Sauer pistol and his car.

Apparently the world’s dumbest criminal, Carlos next knocks over a mob card game, using, of course, Dev’s gun and car. Which puts Dev in something of an awkward position with the local crime lord, Tubby Gustafson. Tubby gives him forty-eight hours to get the money back. And Isabella’s kind of missing her kids, no pressure or anything.

So here we have another of Mike Faricy’s wickedly entertaining mysteries, full of twists and turns with yet another set of wonderfully bizarre, madcap characters. For fans of humorous mysteries, PI stories of all stripes, and out-and-out zany writers, like Carl Hiassen, and Tim Dorsey, witty ones like Lawrence Block and Tony Dunbar, outrageous ones like Donald Westlake.



Winter Journey
by Diane Armstrong
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
A mother's silence, a village with a terrible secret, and an Australian woman who travels to Poland to uncover the truth ... When forensic dentist Halina Shore arrives in Nowa Kalwaria to take part in a war crimes investigation, she finds herself at the centre of a bitter struggle in a community that has been divided by a grim legacy. What she does not realise is that she has also embarked on a confronting personal journey. Inspired by a true incident that took place in Poland in 1941, Diane Armstrong's powerful novel is part mystery, part forensic investigation, and a moving and confronting story of love, loss and sacrifice.


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