Literary Gold 6/24/16

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The Shoes Come First
by Janet Leigh
PRICE: FREE
Romantic Comedy
In Sunnyside, Texas, Jennifer Cloud is an assistant purchasing manager for an upscale shoe store. But after her boss is arrested, she's forced to find work elsewhere and ends up in her brother's chiropractic office, where she discovers a hidden passion for helping others.
However, when she receives an unexpected birthday gift from her aunt that transports her back in time to 1568 Scotland, she meets a dashing Scottish outlaw who introduces her to a world of time-traveling keys. But on a return trip to the past, Jennifer's key is stolen by a villainous band of time travelers who will stop at nothing to collect all of the keys for themselves. When Jennifer attempts to retrieve the key and sees her cousin kidnapped, she enlists a dysfunctional cast of characters—including a few interested suitors—to help her find the key and rescue her cousin.

Inspired by the works of Janet Evanovich and Beth Ciotta and carefully researched, The Shoes Come First is a lighthearted, historical fantasy filled with time travel, suspense, and romance that's sure to please.



Souls of Astraeus
by Jeramy Goble
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction
When Akal Atka loses his wife and dies from a related horror, he is slammed into an awareness of being the owner of millions of previous lives. As he struggles to adapt to the steep learning curve of ancient reincarnation, Akal learns he is only one of many with access to his semi-immortal gift.

With the death of his last regular life's love still fresh in his soul, Akal seeks to take advantage of his new abilities to somehow go back and prevent her death. Akal fails to do so however, and has no choice but to slow down and show his past lives the proper respect they deserve. As he grows in the wisdom of this patience, Akal develops relationships with others like him, and sets upon a path of discovery that reveals he and his comrades are not alone in their presumed authority over the multiverse.



Descendants of the Dragon
by Kelcey Hill
PRICE: $0.99
Action & Adventure
After the death of her grandfather, Zhou Da abandoned the traditions of her family and threw herself into the study of science and biology. Now a renowned paleontologist, Zee eats, sleeps and breathes dinosaurs.

Years later she finds herself comfortable with her life and career, until she receives an unexpected invitation from her godfather -- a conservation scientist -- to join a select team of professionals in researching a classified project near a small village in rural China. After fighting lifelong embarrassment and stereotypes associated with her heritage, she finds herself leaving her best friend -- a fellow paleontologist -- Beck and the familiarity of home for an adventure in the country of her parents birth.

While on assignment, Zee finds herself growing close to a handsome Italian colleague who challenges her feelings about China and the importance of her family's culture in her life.
In Shanghai, a dangerous organized crime syndicate catches word of the new discovery, and will stop at nothing to take the treasure for themselves. When the elements of the organization shows up in the village, Zee is forced to confront the demons from her past while fighting the real world monsters who threaten to take everything her team has worked for.

Never in a million years could Zee have predicted how much this journey and the people she meets along the way would change her life. While uncovering the prehistoric find, Zee unveils something even bigger about the universe and within herself.









Emerge: The Awakening
by Melissa A Craven
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
All her life, Allie has suffered in silence as those around her shrink from her touch, too intimidated to take the time to get to know her. It's left her feeling like an outcast for fifteen years.
When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He isn't affected by her touch. He doesn't stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends.
For the first time ever, Allie knows what true friendship means. Finally, she has a real shot at normal--until "normal" crashes and burns when she wakes in agony on her sixteenth birthday. Aidan calls it her Awakening, a rite of passages he and their friends have all faced. Allie struggles in ignorance through the experience, uncertain of what is real and what isn't. When she emerges, she is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special.
As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world of ancient Immortal beings. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright.



The Star Agency
by R E Weber
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy
So many of us dream of another life – a life of excitement and danger.
What if, in the darkest depths of despair, you suddenly had a chance to live that life?
Would you have the courage to chase that dream, even if you had to leave your friends, family and everything you knew behind?

Would you take that chance?

Theopolis James Logan is about to get that chance.

The Universe is about to come knocking on his door.



Murder on the Orient Express
by Agatha Christie
PRICE: $1.99
Mystery & Thriller
Just after midnight, a snowstorm stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks in the middle of Yugoslavia. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year. But by morning there is one passenger less. A 'respectable American gentleman' lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside . . . Hercule Poirot is also aboard, having arrived in the nick of time to claim a second-class compartment -- and the most astounding case of his illustrious career.










Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman
by JB Lynn
PRICE: $1.99
Women’s Fiction
Take three wacky aunts,
two talking animals,
one nervous bride,
and an upcoming hit,
and you've got the follow-up
to JB Lynn's wickedly funny
Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman
Knocking off a drug kingpin was the last thing on Maggie Lee's to-do list, but when a tragic accident leaves her beloved niece orphaned and in the hospital, Maggie will go to desperate lengths to land the money needed for her care.
But the drug kingpin is the least of her worries. Maggie's aunts are driving her crazy, her best friend's turned into a bridezilla…and a knock on the head has given Maggie Dr. Dolittle abilities—she can talk to animals. Unfortunately, they talk back.
It's just another day in the life of this neurotic hitwoman…



Dragonfly
by Resa Nelson
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
In a medieval fantasy world where a handful of refugees from a Viking-like world now live in peace in a village of Shining Star people in the Great Turtle Lands, Greeta faces a dilemma. Although she longs to be married and have children, her sweetheart is balking. Something is wrong, and she suspects it’s because she looks nothing like any other young women. Instead of being petite and dark, Greeta is tall and pale.

For the first time in her life, Greeta is beginning to realize she has nowhere to fit in. And she could be facing a lonely life without love or a family of her own.

The appearance of a shaman in her village changes everything. The shaman insists Greeta must learn to walk in the Dreamtime because dark days approach and a key to the survival of all people in the Great Turtle Lands will be a gift that Greeta doesn’t yet know she has. Convinced she no longer belongs in her own village, Greeta leaves with the shaman.

But the travels beyond the village Greeta has always known and loved soon become perilous. She will soon learn that Dragonfly, the name given to her by the Shining Star people, is a clue to both the mysterious past she can’t remember as well as her future.
Dragonfly is Book 1 in the new epic fantasy adventure series that is also the second series set in Resa Nelson’s Dragonslayer World, a world brimming with female heroes, shapechangers, ghosts, and dragons. The Dragonfly series revolves around fantasy cultures inspired by the Norse exploration of Native America over 1000 years ago.



Pisces
by Rachel Medhurst
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
The bracelet around my wrist is a permanent reminder of my mission. The silver charm attached to the leather cord is stamped with my birth sign. Mission: Unite with my twin flame soulmate.

My siblings and I are named after the star sign we were born under. Each one of us has to find our soulmate before our enemy gets to them first.

Antony is my bodyguard. A man who is supposed to protect me, not make me want to run. How did knowing him make me face myself? Being kidnapped by my enemy makes me doubt if he's my twin flame. I had always known my mission but was I ready for love?



Her Treasure Hunter Ex
by Zara Keane
PRICE: FREE
Romantic Suspense
Declan “Dex” Fitzgerald is a treasure hunter on a mission. With a loose idea of where to find the gems, and even looser morals, Dex wrangles a last-minute job on the exploration team. And realizes he’ll have to work alongside his uptight-but-sexy-as-hell ex.

And they’re not the only ones in pursuit of the treasure. With sparks flying and oxygen tanks running low, can Dex and Katy retrieve the gems before the bad guys?



Accidental Detective
by Kate Benitez
PRICE: $0.99
Mystery & Thriller
Anneliese Nottingham... smart, sassy and at the top of her game in the bridal industry… until a friendly word to a VIP client lands her in hot water and out of the only career she's known. She needs another job... and fast!

Leo McKenzie... playboy PI owns an exclusive detective agency for the rich and famous. His services are in high demand, and they don’t come cheap. An ex-Marine, muscle-bound and one of Boston's elite, he’s the pillar of tact and discretion. But when a bizarre case comes to his door, the two of them are thrown together, and the sparks fly.

Leo is used to working alone, but Anneliese is a strong, independent woman with her own ideas. So much more than a secretary, she strives to be the best private investigator he's ever employed. But can they work together while keeping it strictly professional, or will their undeniable attraction distract them from the crime?



Don't Say A Word
by Barbara Freethy
PRICE: $0.99
Romantic Suspense
Everything she's been told about her past is a lie ...

Julie De Marco is planning a perfect San Francisco wedding when she comes face-to-face with a famous photograph, the startling image of a little girl behind the iron gate of a foreign orphanage -- a girl who looks exactly like her. But Julia isn't an orphan. She isn't adopted. And she's never been out of the country. She knows who she is -- or does she?

Haunted by uncertainty, Julia sets off on a dangerous search for her true identity -- her only clues a swan necklace and an old Russian doll, her only ally daring, sexy photographer Alex Manning. Suddenly nothing is as it seems. The people Julia loved and trusted become suspicious strangers. The relationships she believed in -- with her mother, her sister, and her fiance -- are shaken by new revelations. The only person she can trust is Alex, but he has secrets of his own. Each step brings her closer to a mysterious past that began a world away -- a past that still has the power to threaten her life ... and change her future forever.








To Save a Sinner
by Adele Clee
PRICE: FREE
Historical Romance

He expected to be the topic of scandalous gossip.

Banished to Boston for causing the death of Lord Banbury, Lucas Dempsey vowed never to set foot on English soil again. But when his brother inherits the viscountcy and pleads for his return, the opportunity to show his contempt and loathing for the Society who turned its back on him proves to be far too enticing to resist.

He did not expect an intriguing lady to barge into his home desperate to save his wicked soul.

When the dishonourable Lucas Dempsey steps into the ballroom after a four-year absence, Helena Ecclestone is quick to label the gentleman a murderous rogue. That is until she stumbles upon a secret conversation and feels a moral obligation to see justice done. But while the ladies swoon over his handsome countenance, Helena is determined to look beyond such superficial features, intrigued to discover the true character of the gentleman he hides beneath his arrogant fa├žade.



Birdcall Morning
by Mark J Asher
PRICE: $0.99
Literature & Fiction
Imagine if you left this world in 1994 and returned in 2011

Joel Berskin is about to come out of a coma after being hopelessly trapped between life and death for over seventeen years. The last time he was conscious, at thirty-one, O.J. Simpson had just led police on a long car chase and nobody knew the name Monica Lewinsky. When he turns on the strange-looking flat screen in his room at the nursing home, he hears reporters on one channel after another talking about Charlie Sheen’s infamous meltdown.

After his mother arrives at his bedside, he learns that his father has died, his wife has divorced him, and the music store that he owned for most of his adult life has been sold. As Joel grapples with the loss of his independence, he realizes that his mother, who has driven him crazy since birth, will be his caretaker for the foreseeable future. Luckily, angels disguised as therapists and the support of old friends help him through a grueling rehabilitation. With one foot in the past and a heavy heart, Joel is about to slowly reenter a very different world than the one he left.

Birdcall Morning is an emotional and life-affirming tale about the struggle to start over, the value of friendship, the true nature of love, and the changing times that we live in. It’s the sort of book that takes you on an unexpected journey that’s captivating until the very last word.



Saved by the Celebutante
by Kirsty McManus
PRICE: FREE
Women's Fiction / Humor
When Chrissie Lambert discovers an earth-shattering secret about her husband Corey, she wonders if life will ever be the same again. At thirty-five, Chrissie had been ready to start a family, but now she must put her dreams on hold.

In order to cope, Chrissie throws herself into her job as publicist to Kahlua, a celebutante famous for having triplets with a volatile actor. Yet with Corey acting increasingly erratic, Chrissie’s personal life starts to interfere with her career.

After a potentially fatal mistake involving a movie audition, Chrissie heads off to track down director Peter Carson at a festival in the middle of the Nevada desert.

There, she must battle the elements, navigate through a minefield of colorful characters and avoid falling for the mysterious Matt, who seems to have issues of his own.

Will Chrissie be able to save Kahlua’s career – and find her own happily ever after?



Past Encounters: a novel of WWII
by Davina Blake
PRICE: $0.99
Historical Fiction
From the moment Rhoda Middleton opens one of her husband's letters, and finds it's from another woman, she's sure he's having an affair.

Rhoda tracks down the mysterious woman, but is astonished to find out that she isn't the femme fatale she'd imagined. She's the wife of her husband's best friend, Archie Foster.

There's only one problem - Rhoda's never even heard of Archie Foster.

Devastated by this betrayal of trust, Rhoda tries to find out how and why Peter's kept this friendship hidden for so long. Her search leads her back to 1945, but as she gradually uncovers Peter's wartime secrets she must wrestle with painful memories of her own. For if they are ever to understand each other, Rhoda too must escape the ghosts of the past.

Taking us on a journey from the atmospheric filming of Brief Encounter, to the extraordinary Great March of prisoners of war through snow-bound Germany, this is a novel of friendship, hope, and how in the end, it is the small things that enable love to survive.



Hereditary
by Jane Washington
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy
Beatrice Harrow has the blood of a Tainted Creature running through her veins. It makes her more powerful, more beautiful and more despised than any other being in the human kingdom. So she is naturally suspicious when the ever-smiling Cale and his comparatively tacit counterpart, Prince Hazen, befriend her.

Armed with an ability that is becoming more threatening to her own health by the day and a repertoire of surprising friends that may or may not have her best interests at heart, she quickly finds herself struggling against forces much bigger than any of them. How long until her tenuous connection to each kingdom is severed, and she is forced to chose between humanity and the Tainted Creatures?



The Confession
by Sheldon Siegel
PRICE: $0.99
Mystery & Thriller
Mike Daley doesn't go to confession much since he left the priesthood twenty years ago and became a lawyer, but that doesn't stop his old friend, Father Ramon Aguirre, from trying to get him there. "It wouldn't kill you to go to church once in a while," he tells Mike. But it does kill someone.

For several months, a ruinous sexual harassment suit has been building against the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese, and when the plaintiff's lawyer is found dead, an apparent suicide, an almost audible sigh of relief is heard in certain quarters. But that is before the police find evidence of murder. Even worse-the evidence points to Father Aguirre.

Mike and his ex-wife law partner, Rosie, jump in to take the priest's case, but what started out as difficult soon appears impossible as forensics, witnesses, and secrets from Father Aguirre's past all incriminate their client. Soon, their wits are the only things keeping the priest from a life sentence or worse, and wits simply may not be enough-unless they can conjure up a miracle of their own.



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